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Porchlight Music Theatre's MOVIE MUSIC MONDAY Salutes Chicago Sings Rock & Roll Broad Photo Porchlight Music Theatre's MOVIE MUSIC MONDAY Salutes Chicago Sings Rock & Roll Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2021

Porchlight Music Theatre has announced its weekly virtual series, Movie Musical Mondays, commemorates its annual fundraising concert, Chicago Sings Rock & Roll Broadway with programming reflecting films that are celebrated in the concert.

Porchlight Music Theatre Announces Cast and Creative for Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY, A NE Photo Porchlight Music Theatre Announces Cast and Creative for Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY, A NEW MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2019

Porchlight Music Theatre announces the cast and creative team for the Chicago premiere of Disney's Freaky Friday, A New Musical, April 10 - May 24, 2020 at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street. The musical comedy about a mother and her daughter who switch identities stars Cory Goodrich as 'Katherine,' the mother, and Maya Lou Hlava as Katherine's daughter 'Ellie.'

Season Of Concern Presents SECOND CITY DIVAS in Concert Photo Season Of Concern Presents SECOND CITY DIVAS in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2019

In a one-night-only opportunity to see Chicago's leading ladies of musical theatre on stage together, Season of Concern (SOC) presents 'Second City Divas-In Concert,' a benefit performance Monday, September 9 at 7:30 p.m. at Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport Avenue. Season of Concern is the Chicago theatre community's fundraising effort to provide financial assistance to those in the community impacted by illness, injury or circumstance.

Photo Flash: American Blues Theater Presents THE SPITFIRE GRILL Photo Photo Flash: American Blues Theater Presents THE SPITFIRE GRILL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2019

American Blues Theater announces casting for the Chicago revival of The Spitfire Grill, based on the film by Lee David Zlotoff, with book by James Valcq and Fred Alley, lyrics by Fred Alley and music by James Valeq. The Spitfire Grill, directed by Tammy Mader with music direction by Malcolm Ruhl, runs July 12 ‚Äď August 17, 2019 at Stage 773, 1225 W Belmont Ave in Chicago.¬†¬†

American Blues Theater Announces Casting for THE SPITFIRE GRILL Photo American Blues Theater Announces Casting for THE SPITFIRE GRILL
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2019

American Blues Theater announces casting for the Chicago revival of The Spitfire Grill, based on the film by Lee David Zlotoff, with book by James Valeq and Fred Alley, lyrics by Fred Alley and music by James Valeq. 

Photo Flash: Inside Porchlight Music Theatre's August 20 Chicago Sings The MGM Musica Photo Photo Flash: Inside Porchlight Music Theatre's August 20 Chicago Sings The MGM Musicals Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre welcomed a sold out crowd at the 13th Annual Chicago Sings concert fundraiser; Chicago Sings The MGM Musicals, held Monday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m., at Second City's UP Comedy Club, 230 W. North Ave, direction by Keely Vasquez, music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Beckie Menzie, stage management by Jake Allen Miller and sound design Robert Hornbostel. Monday's event was the company's most successful Chicago Sings to date. Sales from this one-night-only performance benefit Porchlight Music Theatre's youth educational and community outreach programming raising more than $54,000.

Jeff Awards Honor Peninsula Players Company Members with Nominations Photo Jeff Awards Honor Peninsula Players Company Members with Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2017

Company members of Peninsula Players Theatre, America's oldest professional resident summer theater, celebrated the announcement of Chicago's 2017 Joseph Jefferson Award nominations with the listing of several current and past company members. The Joseph Jefferson Awards are Chicago theaters' equivalent to Broadway's Antoinette Perry "Tony" Awards. 

Chicago's Jeff Awards Equity Nominations for 2016-2017 Productions Announced Photo Chicago's Jeff Awards Equity Nominations for 2016-2017 Productions Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Seven world premiere plays seen first by Chicago audiences were among those receiving nominations by The Jeff Awards. 158 nominations in 33 categories honor Chicago Equity theatrical productions that opened between August 1, 2016 and July 31, 2017.

Route 66's Mile Markers Benefit Concert: REVOLUTION: SONGS OF PROTEST AND EMPOWERMENT Comes to Mayne Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Route 66 Theatre Company is pleased to announce the line-up for its 6th annual Mile Markers Benefit Concert: REVOLUTION: SONGS OF PROTEST AND EMPOWERMENT on Today, March 10, 2017 at Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse Ave. in Chicago. Tickets for MILE MARKERS are currently available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2879219.

Route 66's Mile Markers Benefit Concert: REVOLUTION: SONGS OF PROTEST AND EMPOWERMENT Comes to Mayne Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Route 66 Theatre Company is pleased to announce the line-up for its 6th annual Mile Markers Benefit Concert: REVOLUTION: SONGS OF PROTEST AND EMPOWERMENT on Friday, March 10, 2017 at Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse Ave. in Chicago. Tickets for MILE MARKERS are currently available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2879219.

The Route 66 Theatre Company Presents 2017 Mile Markers Annual Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

On Friday, March 10th, you can have the great privilege of watching these amazing musical talents rock out at our annual benefit concert!

SINGIN' IN THE RAIN to End Run at The Marriott on New Year's Eve
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

All the romance, glitz and glamour of the roaring '20s pour into The Marriott Theatre this fall with one of the most beloved and celebrated musicals of all time, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, playing now through December 31, at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. Catch the show before the New Year!

Heron Agency Announces Guide to New Year's Eve Events
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Heron Agency has announced its guide to local New Year's Eve events. See the full schedule below:

SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Officially Starts Its Downpour at The Marriott Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

All the romance, glitz and glamour of the roaring 20s pour into The Marriott Theatre this fall with one of the most beloved and celebrated musicals of all time, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, running now through December 31, with a press opening tonight, November 2 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire.

Video: The Marriott Theatre Presents SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

All the romance, glitz and glamour of the roaring 20s pour into The Marriott Theatre this fall with one of the most beloved and celebrated musicals of all time, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, previewing October 26 through December 31, with a press opening November 2 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire.

Photo Flash: Splash with Starry SINGIN' IN THE RAIN at The Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

All the romance, glitz and glamour of the roaring '20s pour into The Marriott Theatre this fall with one of the most beloved and celebrated musicals of all time, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, running now through December 31, with a press opening November 2 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Danny Gardner, Mary Michael Patterson and More Star in SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, Starting Tonight at The Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

All the romance, glitz and glamour of the roaring 20s pour into The Marriott Theatre this fall with one of the most beloved and celebrated musicals of all time, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, previewing beginning tonight, October 26, for a run through December 31, with a press opening November 2 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire.

Danny Gardner, Mary Michael Patterson and More to Star in SINGIN' IN THE RAIN at The Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

All the romance, glitz and glamour of the roaring 20s pour into The Marriott Theatre this fall with one of the most beloved and celebrated musicals of all time, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, previewing October 26 through December 31, with a press opening November 2 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. Featuring a glorious score by Nacio Herb Brown, lyrics by Arthur Freed, and book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN is the light-hearted spoof of frantic Hollywood as the advent of sound revolutionizes the movie industry. Joined by four-time Jeff Award winning Choreographer Tammy Mader (42nd Street and My One and Only at The Marriott Theatre) and Musical Director Ryan T. Nelson, Director William Brown cannot wait to bring the iconic musical's high power, toe-tapping energy to life on stage in this splashy adaptation of the beloved Oscar-winning MGM film.

Photo Flash: BYE BYE BIRDIE Opening Night at Drury Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

On January 21, guests gathered at Drury Lane Theatre for the Opening Night of their newest production, Bye Bye Birdie, directed and choreographed by Tammy Mader. With a cast led by Michelle Aravena as Rosie, Matt Crowle as Conrad's agent, Albert, and Jason Michael Evans as Conrad Birdie, audiences were treated to a throwback of the classic 1950's musical, brought to life again by this energetic and lively ensemble of 31. Check out photos from opening night, below!

BYE BYE BIRDIE Begins Performances in January at Drury Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2015

Bye Bye Birdie, the four-time Tony Award-winning musical, begins performances at Drury Lane on January 14 to conclude the 2015 - 2016 Season. The funny, irreverent musical takes audiences back to 1959 in quiet Sweet Apple, OH, where rock star Conrad Birdie shakes things up when he arrives to give one lucky teenage girl a special goodbye kiss. With a cast led by 2015 Jeff Award Best Supporting Actor winners Michelle Aravena as Rosie and Matt Crowle as Conrad's agent, Albert, Bye Bye Birdie is directed and choreographed by multiple Jeff Award winner Tammy Mader. Featuring musical theater classics such as "Kids," "Put on a Happy Face," and "A Lot of Livin' to Do," the inspired cast and creative team promise to bring a decidedly fresh touch to the timeless story. 

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