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Cast Announced For Pride Films And Plays' I PROMISED MYSELF TO LIVE FASTER Photo Cast Announced For Pride Films And Plays' I PROMISED MYSELF TO LIVE FASTER
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2020

Full cast and crew have been announced for Pride Films and Plays' Chicago premiere of I PROMISED MYSELF TO LIVE FASTER, an intergalactic gay extravaganza featuring closeted extraterrestrials, high-stakes pursuits, and nuns from outer space.

The Factory Theater Has Announced Cast Of LAST NIGHT IN KARAOKE TOWN Photo The Factory Theater Has Announced Cast Of LAST NIGHT IN KARAOKE TOWN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2019

The Factory Theater,1623 W. Howard St., has announced its newest main stage production, Last Night in Karaoke Town, February 14 - March 28, 2020. Written by Mike Beyer and Kirk Pynchon, creators of the Factory hit Hey! Dancin'!, bring the only known tribute to Cleveland in the history of American theater to the Factory this winter, directed by Kim Boler. Previews are Friday, Feb. 14 and Saturday, Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 16 at 3 p.m. Press Opening is Friday, February 21, 2020 at 8 p.m. and the regular performance schedule is Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets for Last Night in Karaoke Town are $10 - $25 and may be purchased through the Box Office by calling 866-811-4111 or by visiting TheFactoryTheater.com.

Pride Films And Plays Announces Extension of A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE Photo Pride Films And Plays Announces Extension of A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2019

Pride Films and Plays' Jeff-recommended production of  A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE, the Chicago area's first revival in over a decade of the heartwarming musical created by Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty, and Terrence McNally, has been extended for one additional week due to popular and critical demand. The musical will now close with the 2:30 pm matinee on Sunday, November 17.

Photo Flash: Pride Films and Plays Presents A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE Photo Photo Flash: Pride Films and Plays Presents A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2019

Pride Films and Plays will stage the first Chicago production in more than a decade of A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE, the heartwarming musical created by Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty, and Terrence McNally, the team that wrote RAGTIME and ANASTASIA. A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE is based on a 1994 film starring Albert Finney and features a gorgeous Irish-influenced score.

Pride Films And Plays To Produce Chicago Premiere A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE Photo Pride Films And Plays To Produce Chicago Premiere A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2019

Pride Films and Plays will stage the first Chicago production in more than a decade of A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE, the heartwarming musical created by Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty, and Terrence McNally, the team that wrote RAGTIME and ANASTASIA. A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE is based on a 1994 film starring Albert Finney as a Dublin bus conductor and features a gorgeous Irish-influenced score. Donterrio Johnson, the Jeff award-winning actor who directed PFP's BUYER AND CELLAR earlier this year and is currently appearing in THE SPITFIRE GRILL with American Blues Theater, will direct. Music direction is by Robert Ollis, who most recently music directed SOUTHERN COMFORT for Pride Films and Plays and was a 2019 Jeff nominee for his music direction of HAYMARKET: A NEW FOLK MUSICAL. Ollis was Music Director for the 2008 production of A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE, which earned five Jeff Award nominations for Bailiwick Repertory.

The New Colony Presents the UNCHARTED Festival Photo The New Colony Presents the UNCHARTED Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2019

The New Colony presents UNCHARTED, a two-week showcase of plays at different points in their journeys to production, playing July 11 - 20, 2019 at TNC's resident home, The Den Theatre (2B) 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood.

Photo Flash: First Look at A FUNNY THING... At Metropolis Performing Arts Centre Photo Photo Flash: First Look at A FUNNY THING... At Metropolis Performing Arts Centre
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2019

Metropolis presents Stephen Sondheim's classic musical farce A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum through June 29, 2019. Broadway's greatest farce promises to have audiences rolling in the aisles. This fast-paced, witty, and irreverent comedy is one of the funniest musicals ever written.

Set Sail for Hell in a Handbag's Stellar POSEIDON! Photo Set Sail for Hell in a Handbag's Stellar POSEIDON!
by Misha Davenport - Mar 27, 2019

Hell in a Handbag's parody of the classic 1972 disaster film, is in top ship-shape and worthy of you booking a passage. It's a laugh riot of epic proportions.

Photo Flash: Inside Hell In A Handbag's POSEIDON! An Upside Down Musical Photo Photo Flash: Inside Hell In A Handbag's POSEIDON! An Upside Down Musical
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2019

Hell in a Handbag Productions is pleased to launch its 2019 season with a revival of the musical that started it all: POSEIDON! An Upside Down Musical, a musical parody and a loving homage to the classic 1972 film, The Poseidon Adventure, the grandmother of all disaster films. Handbag's very first show will return March 15 - April 28, 2019 at a venue befitting of an ocean liner: The Edge Theater, 5451 N. Broadway in Chicago.

Hell In A Handbag Launches Season with POSEIDON! An Upside Down Musical Photo Hell In A Handbag Launches Season with POSEIDON! An Upside Down Musical
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2019

Hell in a Handbag Productions launches its 2019 season with a revival of the musical that started it all: POSEIDON! An Upside Down Musical, a musical parody and a loving homage to the classic 1972 film, The Poseidon Adventure, the grandmother of all disaster films. Handbag's very first show will return March 15 - April 28, 2019 at a venue befitting of an ocean liner: The Edge Theater, 5451 N. Broadway in Chicago.

Casting Announced For Hell In A Handbag's POSEIDON! An Upside Down Musical Photo Casting Announced For Hell In A Handbag's POSEIDON! An Upside Down Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

Hell in a Handbag Productions announces casting for its revival of the musical that started it all: POSEIDON! An Upside Down Musical, a musical parody and loving homage to the classic 1972 film, The Poseidon Adventure, the grandmother of all disaster films.

Photo Flash: Porchlight Revisits Celebrates Opening Night of DO RE MI Photo Photo Flash: Porchlight Revisits Celebrates Opening Night of DO RE MI
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre concludes its fifth season of Chicago's "lost" musicals in staged concert series with Porchlight Revisits Do Re Mi, starring Porchlight Music Theatre's Artistic Director Michael Weber and Nancy Voigts, music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and book by Garson Kanin, with direction and choreography by Christopher Pazdernik and musical direction by David Fiorello. Porchlight Revisits Do Re Mi is presented for three-nights-only Tuesday, May 22 through Thursday, May 24 at 7:15 p.m. and is performed on the set of Porchlight's Memphis (previews begin April 19) at Porchlight's new home, The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street.

Photo Flash: DO RE MI Takes the Stage at Porchlight Music Theatre Photo Photo Flash: DO RE MI Takes the Stage at Porchlight Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre concludes its fifth season of Chicago's "lost" musicals in staged concert series with Porchlight Revisits Do Re Mi, starring Porchlight Music Theatre's Artistic Director Michael Weber and Nancy Voigts, music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and book by Garson Kanin, with direction and choreography by Christopher Pazdernik and musical direction by David Fiorello.

Factory Theater Presents THE ADVENTURES OF SPIRIT FORCE FIVE Photo Factory Theater Presents THE ADVENTURES OF SPIRIT FORCE FIVE
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2018

The Factory Theater presents the world premiere of The Adventures of Spirit Force Five, playing June 29 - August 11 at the Factory Theater, 1623 W. Howard St. The new play is written by Jill Oliver and directed by Spenser Davis. Previews are Friday, June 29 and Saturday, June 30 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, July 1 at 3 p.m.

Porchlight Announces Cast And Team For Porchlight Revisits DO RE MI Photo Porchlight Announces Cast And Team For Porchlight Revisits DO RE MI
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre concludes its fifth season of Chicago's "lost" musicals in staged concert series with Porchlight Revisits Do Re Mi, starring Porchlight Music Theatre's Artistic Director Michael Weber and Nancy Voigts, music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and book by Garson Kanin, with direction and choreography by Christopher Pazdernik and musical direction by David Fiorello.

Photo Flash: New American Folk Theatre Presents HOT PINK, OR READY TO BLOW Photo Photo Flash: New American Folk Theatre Presents HOT PINK, OR READY TO BLOW
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2018

It's Pompeii meets Heathers as New American Folk Theatre presents the Midwest premiere of Johnny Drago's 1980s-infused comedy HOT PINK, OR READY TO BLOW, directed by Derek Van Barham, playing March 10 - April 7, 2018 at The Den Theatre (2A), 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. Tickets are currently available at newamericanfolktheatre.org or by calling (773) 697- 3830. The press opening is Monday, March 12 at 7:30 pm.

Casting Announced for New American Folk Theatre's HOT PINK, OR READY TO BLOW Photo Casting Announced for New American Folk Theatre's HOT PINK, OR READY TO BLOW
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2018

It's Pompeii meets Heathers! New American Folk Theatre is pleased to announce casting for its 1980s-infused Midwest premiere comedy HOT PINK, OR READY TO BLOW, directed by Derek Van Barham.

Photo Flash: First Look at Hell in a Handbag's RUDOLPH THE RED-HOSED REINDEER Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Hell in a Handbag's RUDOLPH THE RED-HOSED REINDEER
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

Hell in a Handbag Productions concludes its 15th Anniversary Season with its most popular show ever: the holiday hit RUDOLPH THE RED-HOSED REINDEER 2017 by David Cerda*, co-directed by Becca Holloway and AJ Wright*. Handbag's irreverent parody of the 1967 Rankin Bass children's television special plays now through December 30, 2017 at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood. The press opening is Today, December 1. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Photo Flash: First Look at Hell in a Handbag's RUDOLPH THE RED-HOSED REINDEER Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Hell in a Handbag's RUDOLPH THE RED-HOSED REINDEER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2017

Hell in a Handbag Productions concludes its 15th Anniversary Season with its most popular show ever: the holiday hit RUDOLPH THE RED-HOSED REINDEER 2017 by David Cerda*, co-directed by Becca Holloway and AJ Wright*. Handbag's irreverent parody of the 1967 Rankin Bass children's television special plays now through December 30, 2017 at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood. The press opening is Friday, December 1. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Casting Announced For Hell In A Handbag's RUDOLPH THE RED-HOSED REINDEER Photo Casting Announced For Hell In A Handbag's RUDOLPH THE RED-HOSED REINDEER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2017

Hell in a Handbag Productions is pleased to announce casting for the return of its holiday hit RUDOLPH THE RED-HOSED REINDEER 2017 by David Cerda*, co-directed by Becca Holloway and AJ Wright*.

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