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Urbantheater Company Presents The House Music Dancesical BACK IN THE DAY Photo Urbantheater Company Presents The House Music Dancesical BACK IN THE DAY
by A.A. Cristi - May 16, 2019

Join UrbanTheater Company (UTC) as they take you back to the 80s, to the glory days of house music when Black and Latino dance crews set such legendary local juice bars like Jenal's and Medusas on fire with their dance moves. From June 19 and until August 3, UTC will transform the Chopin Theater, 1543 W. Division St., into a nightclub as they present Back in the Day, artistic director Miranda Gonzalez's work-in-progress adaptation of Jose 'Gringo' Echevarria's memoir The Real Dance Fever: Book One. Co-directed by Gonzalez and Raquel Torre, the final version of Back in the Day will have its world premiere as part of Destinos, the third annual Chicago International Latino Theater Festival (CLATA), in the fall. Back in the Day concludes UTC's 13th season, titled Born and Raised, dedicated to native Chicago playwrights telling neighborhood specific stories.

Photo Flash: Barrel Of Monkeys Presents THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Stories That Sing And  Photo Photo Flash: Barrel Of Monkeys Presents THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Stories That Sing And Dance
by Julie Musbach - Apr 4, 2019

Barrel of Monkeys presents the annual all musical edition of its much-lauded sketch show: THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Stories That Sing and Dance, directed by Artistic Director Brandon Cloyd, playing Fridays and Saturday at 7:30 pm from May 3 - 25, 2019 at the Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago.

Photo Flash: Barrel Of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Star-Studded Stories Photo Photo Flash: Barrel Of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Star-Studded Stories
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 25, 2019

 Pop culture icons take center stage in the newest revue of Barrel of Monkeys' much lauded sketch show: THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Star-Studded Stories, directed by Company Member Mary Tilden, playing Sundays at 3 pm fromJanuary 20 - February 17, 2019 at the Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available atwww.barrelofmonkeys.org or by calling (773) 506-7140. The press opening is Sunday, January 27 at 3 pm.

Prop Thtr's Presents World Premiere of NEVERLAND Photo Prop Thtr's Presents World Premiere of NEVERLAND
by Julie Musbach - Sep 26, 2018

Prop Thtr is pleased launch its 2018-19 season with the world premiere of NEVERLAND, a new devised riff on J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan, written and directed by the Prop's new Artistic Director Olivia Lilley and devised by the Ensemble. This riff on the Peter Pan Myth chronicles the final days of Peter's reign in Neverland, as seen from three wildly different perspectives: Peter's, Wendy's and Hook's. 

Prop Theatre Presents NEVERLAND This Fall Photo Prop Theatre Presents NEVERLAND This Fall
by Julie Musbach - Jul 10, 2018

Prop Thtr is pleased launch its 2018-19 season with NEVERLAND, a new devised riff on J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan, written and directed by the Prop's new Artistic Director Olivia Lilley and devised by the Ensemble. This spin on the classic tale centers on the final days of Neverland, as seen from the divergent perspectives of Peter, Wendy and Hook. 

Something Marvelous Presents FIREFLY LOVE Photo Something Marvelous Presents FIREFLY LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2018

Something Marvelous, a Chicago theater company dedicated to works of magical realism, presents Firefly Love by playwright Alejandro Rica√Īo, in a new English translation by Hector Garza. Directed by Rinska Carrasco-Prestinary, Firefly Love runs June 30 to July 15, 2018 at the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60637. Performance times are Thursdays - Todays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased online at either somethingmarvelous.org or by calling the Athenaeum Theatre box office at 773-935-6875.

Something Marvelous Presents FIREFLY LOVE Photo Something Marvelous Presents FIREFLY LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2018

Something Marvelous, a Chicago theater company dedicated to works of magical realism, presents Firefly Love by playwright Alejandro Rica√Īo, in a new English translation by Hector Garza. Directed by Rinska Carrasco-Prestinary, Firefly Love runs June 30 to July 15, 2018 at the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60637. Performance times are Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased online at either somethingmarvelous.org or by calling the Athenaeum Theatre box office at 773-935-6875.

Casting Announced For Prop Thtr's NEVERLAND Photo Casting Announced For Prop Thtr's NEVERLAND
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 22, 2018

Prop Thtr is pleased to announce casting for the first production of its 2018-19 season: NEVERLAND, a new devised riff on J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan, written and directed by the Prop's new Artistic Director Olivia Lilley and devised by the Ensemble. This spin on the classic tale centers on the final days of Neverland, as seen from the divergent perspectives of Peter, Wendy and Hook. 

Something Marvelous Presents FIREFLY LOVE Photo Something Marvelous Presents FIREFLY LOVE
by Stephi Wild - Jun 3, 2018

Something Marvelous, a Chicago theater company dedicated to works of magical realism, presents Firefly Love by playwright Alejandro Rica√Īo, in a new English translation by Hector Garza. Directed by Rinska Carrasco-Prestinary, Firefly Love runs June 30 to July 15, 2018 at the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60637. Performance times are Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased online at either somethingmarvelous.org or by calling the Athenaeum Theatre box office at 773-935-6875.

Pride Films And Plays Tops BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Photo Pride Films And Plays Tops BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 26, 2018

Following the company's first year in its own home of the Pride Arts Center at 4139 and 4147 N. Broadway, Pride Films and Plays led the BroadwayWorld Resident Non-Equity Awards with ten wins - the most for any company. The honors were split between PRISCILLA: QUEEN OF THE DESERT and THE NANCE.

Photo Flash: Inside the 2017 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Ceremony
by Alan Henry - Jan 23, 2018

Winners have been announced for the 2017 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2017. The awards winners were announced in a ceremony last night. Check out photos from the event below.

Winners Announced For The 2017 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards! TREVOR The Musical Wins  Photo Winners Announced For The 2017 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards! TREVOR The Musical Wins 8 Awards!
by Alan Henry - Jan 22, 2018

The votes have been counted... Check out the fill list of winners for the 2017 BWW Regional Awards!

2017 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Finalists Announced! Photo 2017 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Finalists Announced!
by Misha Davenport - Jan 17, 2018

2017 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Finalists Announced!

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards; Just One Week Left! Photo Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards; Just One Week Left!
by Alan Henry - Dec 22, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors.

Photo Flash: First Look at Production Photos from Chicago Premiere of THE NANCE
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 5, 2017

The waning days of burlesque in New York City are the setting for Douglas Carter Beane's Tony Award-nominated The Nance, which will open to the press on Thursday, July 6 at The Broadway, Pride Arts Center. Beane's play tells the backstage story of a gay performer, Chauncey Miles, whose role in the burlesque show was to brazenly exploit gay stereotypes of the time in a most suggestive manner.  

Vince Kracht to Star in THE NANCE at Pride Films & Plays; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Casting has been announced for Pride Films and Plays' Chicago Premiere of Douglas Carter Beane's Tony Award-nominated play The Nance.

Photo Flash: First Look at THE NANCE at Pride Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

The waning days of burlesque in New York City are the setting for Douglas Carter Beane's Tony Award-nominated The Nance, which will begin performances at the Pride Arts Center on June 29th. 

Vince Kracht to Star in THE NANCE at Pride Films & Plays; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Casting has been announced for Pride Films and Plays' Chicago Premiere of Douglas Carter Beane's Tony Award-nominated play The Nance.