OPTION UP! to Premiere 2/9 at Stage 773
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2014

Option Up! (with Chris and Aaron) premieres Sunday, February 9, 2014 in The Cab at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Avenue, Chicago. Featuring Aaron Benham and Christopher Pazdernik, Option Up! runs the second Sunday of each month through May 11 at 7:30 PM. Tickets are available by calling 773.327.5252 or by visiting www.stage773.com (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for January 22nd, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Jan 22, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Sondheim shows 'Gypsy,' 'Road Show,' 'Passion' and 'Waltz,' plus Gambatese in Lyric's 'SOM,' NBC's follow-up, Lamont Dozier's show, Bailiwick's Casting Auction results, Chris and Aaron start a monthly variety show, and more! (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for February 5th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Feb 5, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'Ain't Misbehavin' and 'Ragtime' get ready, the 'Lyle' and 'Schoolhouse' kids' musicals, two stagings of 'Cabaret,' The Phantom and Raoul to visit Stage 773, KT Sullivan in Hyde Park, the Belmont Theater District is born, and more! (more...)

Bailiwick Chicago's CARRIE: THE MUSICAL to Run 5/29-6/12 at Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

Bailiwick Chicago will present the Chicago premiere of the 2012 Off-Broadway revival version of CARRIE: The Musical, with book by original screenwriter Lawrence D. Cohen, lyrics by Academy Award-winner Dean Pitchford, music by Academy Award-winner Michael Gore, based on the novel by Stephen King, directed by Collective Member Christopher Pazdernik with music direction by Collective Member Aaron Benham. This unique resurrection of 1988's CARRIE: The Musical will play May 29 - July 12, 2014 at the Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are available at www.victorygardens.org, by calling (773) 871-3000 or in-person at the Victory Gardens Box Office. The press performance is Sunday, June 1 at 7 pm. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for March 19th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Mar 19, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'Passion,' 'Road Show' and 'Into The Woods' celebrate Sondheim's birthday, 'Dessa Rose' and 'Rent' rake in the reviews, Black Ensemble and Bailiwick announce spring shows, new musicals from Writers Theatre and Chicago Shakespeare, plus Ravinia and Court plan summers 2014 and 2015 and more.... (more...)

Bailiwick to Present CARRIE: THE MUSICAL in Chicago Debut, May 29-July 12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Bailiwick Chicago will present the Chicago premiere of the 2012 Off-Broadway revival version of CARRIE: The Musical, with book by original screenwriter Lawrence D. Cohen, lyrics by Academy Award-winner Dean Pitchford, music by Academy Award-winner Michael Gore, based on the novel by Stephen King, directed by Collective Member Christopher Pazdernik with music direction by Collective Member Aaron Benham. This unique resurrection of 1988's CARRIE: The Musical will play May 29 - July 12, 2014 at the Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

Bailiwick Presents CARRIE: THE MUSICAL in Chicago Debut, Now thru July 12
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

Bailiwick Chicago presents the Chicago premiere of the 2012 Off-Broadway revival version of CARRIE: The Musical, with music by Academy Award-winner Michael Gore, lyrics by Academy Award-winner Dean Pitchford, book by original screenwriter Lawrence D. Cohen, based on the novel by Stephen King, directed by Collective Member Michael Driscoll with choreography by Brigitte Ditmars and music direction by Collective Member Aaron Benham. This unique resurrection of 1988's CARRIE: The Musical will play today, May 29 - July 12, 2014 at the Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Bailiwick Chicago's CARRIE: THE MUSICAL, Now Playing Through 7/12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2014

Bailiwick Chicago presents the Chicago premiere of the 2012 Off-Broadway revival version of CARRIE: The Musical, with music by Academy Award-winner Michael Gore, lyrics by Academy Award-winner Dean Pitchford, book by original screenwriter Lawrence D. Cohen, based on the novel by Stephen King, directed by Collective Member Michael Driscoll with music direction by Collective Member Aaron Benham and choreography by Brigitte Ditmars. This unique resurrection of 1988's CARRIE: The Musical plays through July 12, 2014 at the Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are available at www.victorygardens.org, by calling (773) 871-3000 or in-person at the Victory Gardens Box Office. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Photo Flash: New Photos from Bailiwick Chicago's CARRIE: THE MUSICAL Released
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

Bailiwick Chicago presents the Chicago premiere of the 2012 Off-Broadway revival version of CARRIE: The Musical, with music by Academy Award-winner Michael Gore, lyrics by Academy Award-winner Dean Pitchford, book by original screenwriter Lawrence D. Cohen, based on the novel by Stephen King, directed by Collective Member Michael Driscoll with music direction by Collective Member Aaron Benham and choreography by Brigitte Ditmars. This unique resurrection of 1988's CARRIE: The Musical plays through July 12, 2014 at the Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are available at www.victorygardens.org, by calling (773) 871-3000 or in-person at the Victory Gardens Box Office. Check out new photos from the production below! (more...)

Ken Clark, Christy Altomare & More to Star in Drury Lane Theatre's CAMELOT; Performances Begin 10/30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

Drury Lane Theatre presents the iconic love story CAMELOT, the winner of four Tony Awards, previewing October 30, opening November 6 and running through January 4, 2015. (more...)

CAMELOT Begins Performances Tomorrow at Drury Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, presents the iconic love story CAMELOT, the winner of four Tony Awards, previewing October 30, opening November 6 and running through January 4, 2015. The all-star cast is led by Ken Clark (Titanic on Broadway, First National Tour of La Cage Aux Folles, Netflix's House of Cards) as "King Arthur," Christy Altomare (Mamma Mia! on Broadway and First National Tour of Spring Awakening) as "Guenevere," and Travis Taylor (Les Miserables and Young Frankenstein at Drury Lane Theatre) as "Lancelot." CAMELOT is directed by Alan Souza (World Premiere musicals The Little Hours and Exposure Time for New Jersey Repertory Theatre, and The Full Monty for Maltz Jupiter Theatre) making his Chicago debut. Drury Lane's production shines new light on this majestic musical that will feature new orchestrations by Matt Aument and a unique scenic approach that blends medieval fantasy with the opulence of the 12th Century court life. (more...)

Ken Clark, Christy Altomare & More Star in Drury Lane Theatre's CAMELOT, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2014

Drury Lane Theatre presents the iconic love story CAMELOT, the winner of four Tony Awards, previewing tonight, October 30, opening November 6 and running through January 4, 2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Ken Clark, Christy Altomare, Travis Taylor and More in CAMELOT at Drury Lane
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, presents the iconic love story CAMELOT, the winner of four Tony Awards, previewing October 30, opening November 6 and running through January 4, 2015. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

CAMELOT Opens Tonight at Drury Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, presents the iconic love story CAMELOT, the winner of four Tony Awards, opening tonight, November 6 and running through January 4, 2015. Scroll down for a look at the cast in action! (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside CAMELOT's Opening Night at Drury Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, presents the iconic love story CAMELOT, the winner of four Tony Awards, which opened last night, November 6 and runs through January 4, 2015. (more...)

Mercury Theater Chicago's THE ADDAMS FAMILY Begins 1/28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2015

Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport Avenue, presents the spooky kooky production of THE ADDAMS FAMILY - THE MUSICAL. The weird and wonderful family comes to devilishly delightful life on January 28th and will be laid to rest on April 5th, 2014. Press opening is Wednesday, February 4th at 7:30pm. This magnificently macabre new musical comedy is created by Jersey Boys authors Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice, and Drama Desk Award winner Andrew Lippa. The production will be led by Jeff Award winners L. Walter Stearns (Director), Eugene Dizon (Musical Direction), and Brenda Didier (Choreography). (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for January 7th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Jan 7, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. The BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Celebration is tonight! Plus Drury Lane's 'West Side,' Mercury's 'Addams' and Theo's 'JCS,' premieres of 'Next Thing You Know' and 'Plastic Revolution,' a Barrel Of Monkeys musical and a staged reading from FWD, plus TV's 'Galavant' and 'Glee,' and more! (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for January 28th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Jan 28, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Musical television series abound! Also special nights for 'Allegro' and 'Reefer Madness,' that Dolphin show at Annoyance, Mercury's 'Addams Family,' a big children's premiere, the return of 'Option Up!' and a surprising, real live 'Beauty!' (more...)

Photo Flash: Cast of Mercury Theater Chicago's THE ADDAMS FAMILY Celebrates Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport Avenue, presents the spooky kooky production of THE ADDAMS FAMILY - THE MUSICAL. The weird and wonderful family comes to devilishly delightful life on January 28th and will be laid to rest on April 5th, 2014. Press opening is Wednesday, February 4th at 7:30pm. This magnificently macabre new musical comedy is created by Jersey Boys authors Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice, and Drama Desk Award winnerAndrew Lippa. The production will be led by Jeff Award winners L. Walter Stearns (Director), Eugene Dizon (Musical Direction), and Brenda Didier (Choreography). (more...)

BWW Reviews: Two Snaps for Mercury's THE ADDAMS FAMILY
by Misha Davenport - Feb 10, 2015

Mercury Theater hits it out of the park with the kooky, funny and touching 'The Addams Family -The Musical' (more...)