Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Breaks Records For Attendance And Fundraising At Its Annual Icons GalaPhoto Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Breaks Records For Attendance And Fundraising At Its Annual Icons Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2019

As Porchlight Music Theatre is set to launch its 25th Anniversary Season as Chicago's center for music theatre, it celebrated 24 years and announced its 25th Anniversary co-chairs at the 2019 ICONS Gala Sunday, March 31 at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago, 160 E. Pearson. The 2019 ICONS GALA set a new attendance record with 300 guests in attendance and raised more funds that directly benefit Porchlight's artistic and educational programs than previous events. The elegant Gala Brunch, chaired by Tamara Sims, included performances from Chicago's leading talents celebrating the legendary career of Jerome Robbins, the presentation of The Luminary Award to Jean Klingenstein, introduced the 25th Anniversary chairs: RIck and Deann Bayless and Bill Kurtis and Donna La Pietra and silent and live auctions. (more...)

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Makes Arts Club Debut!Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Makes Arts Club Debut!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre made its debut at The Arts Club of Chicago, 201 E. Ontario Street, with its hit musical revue series, New Faces Sing Broadway 1959, hosted by Gene Weygandt, directed by Adrian Abel Azevedo with music direction by David Fiorello, Tuesday, February 27. (more...)

2017 Daytona 500 Winner Kurt Busch Joins Tonight's NASCAR America
by TV News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

NASCAR America returns tonight at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN to recap yesterday's down to the wire Daytona 500, which saw all but five cars involved in accidents. Kurt Busch prevailed and secured his first Daytona 500 victory, passing Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Larson and Chase Elliott in the final laps of Sunday's race. NASCAR America breaks down the first race under NASCAR's new stage-based race format, and analyzes the intense competition as drivers jockeyed to garner points before the checkered flag. (more...)

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Celebrates SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM Opening
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

Porchlight Music Theatre presents the second production in its 20th Anniversary Season of Sondheim, the Chicago premiere of Sondheim on Sondheim, running now through March 15, 2015, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, conceived by James Lapine, direction by Nick Bowling and music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Austin Cook at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Porchlight's SWEENEY TODD Celebrates Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

Porchlight Music Theatre's mainstage 20th Anniversary Season of Sondheim commences with Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler, direction by Porchlight Managing Artistic Director Michael Weber with music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Doug Peck, now through November 9 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)