Drury Lane Theatre Announces Casting For MAMMA MIA!Drury Lane Theatre Announces Casting For MAMMA MIA!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019

Drury Lane Theatre announces casting for its production of the international megahit Mamma Mia!, with music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Bj rn Ulvaeus, some songs with Stig Anderson, and book by Catherine Johnson. Originally conceived by Judy Craymer, Mamma Mia! is directed by Artistic Director William Osetek and choreographed by Jane Lanier with music direction by Roberta Duchak. Mamma Mia! runs February 7 April 14, 2019, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The press opening is scheduled for Thursday, February 21 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Pride Films And Plays Presents BARNEY THE ELFPride Films And Plays Presents BARNEY THE ELF
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2018

Pride Films and Plays to produce fourth annual production of BARNEY THE ELF Cast and crew announced for director Michael D. Graham's new production of LGBTQ-focused holiday musical satire opening December 14. (more...)

Griffin Theatre Welcomes Nine New Ensemble MembersGriffin Theatre Welcomes Nine New Ensemble Members
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2018

Griffin Theatre Company Artistic Director William Massolia today announced the addition of nine new ensemble members: Isa Arciniegas, Larry Baldacci, Peter Byrne, Jermaine Hill, Nicole Laurenzi, Ryan McBride, Rochelle Therrien, Jason VonRohn and Scott Weinstein. Additionally, Griffin is pleased to add six new artistic associates: Will Kiley, Dorothy Milne, Mechelle Moe, Alexander Ridgers, Rachel Sypniewski and Brandon Wardell. (more...)

Cast Announced For Rasaka and Vitalist's MERCHANT ON VENICECast Announced For Rasaka and Vitalist's MERCHANT ON VENICE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2018

Casting has been completed for Rasaka and Vitalist's remounting of MERCHANT ON VENICE, Shishir Kurup's raucous South Asian re-imagining of Shakespeare's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, to be directed by Liz Carlin Metz. (more...)

TUTA Theatre Announces Off-Broadway Premiere of THE EDGE OF OUR BODIESTUTA Theatre Announces Off-Broadway Premiere of THE EDGE OF OUR BODIES
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2017

TUTA Theatre is pleased to announce the New York Off-Broadway premiere of THE EDGE OF OUR BODIES, by Pulitzer Prize finalist Adam Rapp (Red Light Winter, Blackbird, The Hallway Trilogy), directed by Artistic Director Jacqueline Stone (The Silent Language, The Anyway Cabaret), and featuring Carolyn Molloy (The Edge of Our Bodies, The Jewels, The Silent Language). (more...)

BWW Interview: Lance Gharavi of ASU's School of Film, Dance And Theatre, Including a Look at This SeasonBWW Interview: Lance Gharavi of ASU's School of Film, Dance And Theatre, Including a Look at This Season
by Emma Suttell - Oct 27, 2017

Recently, I had the amazing opportunity to interview Dr. Lance Gharavi, the Artistic Director of ASU's Theatre Department. He is an extremely wise man that heavily emphasizes the influence of diverse voices in the theatre department, a topic that has become extremely relevant in the past couple of weeks. (more...)

Photo Flash: It Takes Two- A Look at Broadway's Most Fabulous Power CouplesPhoto Flash: It Takes Two- A Look at Broadway's Most Fabulous Power Couples
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 25, 2017

Broadway and television star, Jesse Tyler Ferguson took to Instagram last night to share the joyous news that Broadway stars Phillipa Soo and Steven Pasquale were married last night, September 24th. (more...)

League of Chicago Theatres' 2017-18 Theatre Todays Lineup Features One World Premiere Per MonthLeague of Chicago Theatres' 2017-18 Theatre Todays Lineup Features One World Premiere Per Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

The League of Chicago Theatres announces the Theatre Today event line-up for the 2017-2018 Chicago theatre season, featuring one World Premiere per month. The Theatre Today events include works created and performed by a diverse range of playwrights and artists at theatres located in nine Chicago neighborhoods. (more...)

League of Chicago Theatres' 2017-18 Theatre Thursdays Lineup Features One World Premiere Per MonthLeague of Chicago Theatres' 2017-18 Theatre Thursdays Lineup Features One World Premiere Per Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2017

The League of Chicago Theatres announces the Theatre Thursday event line-up for the 2017-2018 Chicago theatre season, featuring one World Premiere per month. The Theatre Thursday events include works created and performed by a diverse range of playwrights and artists at theatres located in nine Chicago neighborhoods. (more...)

Random Acts Announces Casting for SLACK by Caitlin TurnageRandom Acts Announces Casting for SLACK by Caitlin Turnage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2017

Random Acts is pleased to announce casting for the one-night event reading of SLACK by Caitlin Turnage. Directed by Random Acts Artistic Director Bryan Renaud, the reading will feature artistic associates Tommy Rivera-Vega, currently appearing in LA HAVANA MADRID from Teatro Vista and Goodman Theatre; Ben F. Locke, now leading Metropolis Arts Centers' production of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER; and Shannon Webber, who appeared as Carol in Random Acts' smash-hit LADIES NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD. (more...)

Other Theatre Announces 4th SeasonOther Theatre Announces 4th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

The Other Theatre Company, now rebranded as "Other Theatre," is pleased to announce its 4th season, kicking off this fall with the world premiere of Martin Zimmerman's comedic graphic novel for the stage THE MAKING OF A MODERN FOLK HERO, presented in association with Chicago Dramatists Grafting Project and directed by Kelly Howe. (more...)


by Stage Tube - Jun 19, 2017

Writer, and Director AJ, provides you with a captivating trailer; informing those of what you can expect to see at his debut, but long-awaited new play AISHA. This trailer is truly unconventional in its making, and is undeniably different from the other theatre trailers out there. (more...)

The Saints Awards More Than $121,000 to Chicago Performing Arts GroupsThe Saints Awards More Than $121,000 to Chicago Performing Arts Groups
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The Saints, Chicago's Volunteers for the Performing Arts, has announced that it is awarding $121,269 in grants to 26 performing arts groups in the Chicago metropolitan area for 2017. (more...)

Jason Gerace to Direct SUDDENLY, LAST SUMMER as Part of Raven's 2017-18 SeasonJason Gerace to Direct SUDDENLY, LAST SUMMER as Part of Raven's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

The final production of Raven Theatre Company's 2017-18 season will be Tennessee Williams' stark and poetic Suddenly, Last Summer. (more...)

EXTENSION: STRANGEST THINGS! THE MUSICAL Extends Through 7/8 at Greenhouse Theater CenterEXTENSION: STRANGEST THINGS! THE MUSICAL Extends Through 7/8 at Greenhouse Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Due to popular demand, Random Acts and Greenhouse Theater Center are pleased to announce a second extension of the hit world premiere STRANGEST THINGS! THE MUSICAL by Bryan Renaud and Emily Schmidt and directed and choreographed by Tommy Rivera-Vega. The runaway hit based on the popular Netflix sci-fi series Stranger Things, currently scheduled through May 13, 2017, will add an additional six-week block of performances from June 3 - July 8, 2017 at Greenhouse Theater Center (Downstairs Mainstage), 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Tickets for all performances are currently available ?t greenhousetheater.org, in person at the box office or by calling (773) 404-7336.  (more...)

Cast Complete for Griffin Theatre's New Chamber Version of RAGTIMECast Complete for Griffin Theatre's New Chamber Version of RAGTIME
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Griffin Theatre Company concludes its 2016-17 Season with a newly-orchestrated chamber version of the Tony Award-winning musical RAGTIME, reimagined by director Scott Weinstein with new orchestrations by Matt Deitchman, music direction by Jermaine Hill and Ellen Morris and choreography by William Carlos Angulo. (more...)

STRANGEST THINGS! THE MUSICAL Adds 3 Performances at GreenhouseSTRANGEST THINGS! THE MUSICAL Adds 3 Performances at Greenhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Due to popular demand, Random Acts and Greenhouse Theater Center have announced that audiences will now have three additional opportunities to catch Strangest Things! The Musical - Sunday, April 30th and Sunday, May 7th at 3pm, and Thursday, May 11th at 8pm. (more...)

Casting Announced for Griffin Theatre's RAGTIME at The Den TheatreCasting Announced for Griffin Theatre's RAGTIME at The Den Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Griffin Theatre Company is pleased to announce casting for its newly-orchestrated chamber version of the Tony Award-winning musical RAGTIME, reimagined by director Scott Weinstein with new orchestrations by Matt Deitchman, music direction by Jermaine Hill and Ellen Morris and choreography by William Carlos Angulo. (more...)

The Other Theatre Company Announces Chicago Premiere of THREESOMEThe Other Theatre Company Announces Chicago Premiere of THREESOME
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

The Other Theatre Company (TOTC) announces the Chicago premiere of Threesome, written by Yussef El Guindi and direction by Jason Gerace, April 14 - May 21 at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. Previews are Friday, April 14, Saturday, April 15, Thursday, April 20, Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22 at 8 p.m. Opening day is Sunday, April 23 at 2 p.m. The performance is 85 minutes with no intermission. The regular performance schedule, April 27 - May 21, is Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 3 and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets for previews are $25 and for the regular run $30. Tickets are on sale now at theothertheatrecompany.com. (more...)

Artemisia Announces the World Premiere of VISITINGArtemisia Announces the World Premiere of VISITING
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Artemisia, a Chicago theatre, is proud to announce the world premiere of Visiting, by Ed Proudfoot and directed by Carrie Lee Patterson, April 14 - May 7, at The Edge Theater, 5451 N. Broadway. The opening night is Friday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m. The performance schedule is Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 2 and 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 6 p.m. Tickets for all performances are $25 and are available at ArtemisiaTheatre.org or by calling 312.725.3780. Group and VIP Passes* are also available. (more...)

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