Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University Announces 2011-12 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2011

Brett Batterson, executive director of the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University (ATRU, 50 E. Congress Parkway, Chicago, IL 60605), proudly announces the Auditorium Theatre's 2011-2012 season. As the premier performance venue in Chicago with more than 120 years of illustrious history, today the Auditorium Theatre continues to usher in new challenges and new voices while also remaining dedicated to providing the highest quality artistic experiences to its audiences. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Pink Sings 'Summertime' at SLEEP NO MORE!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 25, 2011

Punchdrunk's Sleep No More is an award-winning theatrical experience that tells Shakespeare's classic tragedy Macbeth through a darkly cinematic lens. Audiences move freely through the epic world of the story at their own pace, choosing where to go and what to see, ensuring that everyone's journey is different and unique. Sleep No More began performances on Monday, March 7, and officially opened on Wednesday, April 13 to rave reviews. It has since gone on to win such theatrical honours as the Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience and the Obie Awards' Special Citation for Design & Choreography. Pink was in attendence at the October 23 show, and joined Karen Marie Richardson on stage to sing 'Summertime.' Click below to check out the duet! (more...)

'Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz Gospel Messiah' Set for Auditorium Theatre, 1/19-20
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2012

The Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. with the 8th annual "Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah," January 19 and January 20. Chicago favorites Rodrick Dixon, Alfreda Burke and Karen Marie Richardson join 200 of Chicago's finest musicians and vocalists, under the direction of Bill Fraher and Suzanne Mallare Acton, for two public performances only-filling the historic landmark theater with the joyous sounds and exuberance of this All-American reinvention of Handel's "Messiah." Tickets ($30 - $74) are on sale now and available online at ticketmaster.com/auditorium, by calling (800) 982-2787 or at the Auditorium Theatre Box Office (50 E Congress Pkwy). A one-hour Student Matinee performance is offered on Friday, January 18, open to any student elementary through high school for $10 each. Tickets are available by calling (312) 341-2357. (more...)

Chicago Opera Theater to Present Duke Ellington's QUEENIE PIE, Begin. 2/15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2014

In one of its most ambitious projects to date, Chicago Opera Theater (COT) will collaborate with the Chicago Jazz Orchestra (CJO) to present the Chicago premiere of Duke Ellington's only opera 'Queenie Pie,' running February 15 - March 5 at the Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph Street. Tickets ($35 - $125) are now on sale. (more...)

Chicago Opera Theater Reschedules All Performances of QUEENIE PIE After Harris Center Fire
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

Performances of Chicago Opera Theater's 'Queenie Pie' have been rescheduled due to an electrical fire that damaged a portion of the Harris Theater's operational and mechanical equipment in the late afternoon of February 19, 2014. The Chicago Opera Theater Box Office will be contacting patrons who purchased tickets with rescheduling options. The new 'Queenie Pie' performance date and times are: (more...)

Auditorium Theatre to Host 10th Anniversary Performance of 'TOO HOT TO HANDEL' in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

The Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University presents the 10th anniversary performance of "Too Hot To Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah," honoring the life of Civil Rights activist and cultural icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., January 17 and 18, 2015. The exuberant jazz reinvention of George Frideric Handel's "Messiah"-a vibrant mix of Jazz, Gospel, Blues, Swing, Classical and Scat-features star soloists Rodrick Dixon, Alfreda Burke and Karen Marie Richardson. Tickets ($25 - $70) are on sale now and available online at AuditoriumTheatre.org, by calling (800) 982-2787 or at the Auditorium Theatre Box Office (50 E. Congress Pkwy). (more...)

Artists Lounge Live Series at Metropolis Returns This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

 Michael Ingersoll and Metropolis present the next season of Artists Lounge Live at Metropolis, featuring top Broadway and Broadway in Chicago stars in solo concerts. (more...)

ELLA FITZGERALD Tribute Set for Metropolis, 8/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

Metropolis and Michael Ingersoll present the electrifying musical event Ella Fitzgerald: First Lady of Song starring jazz chanteuse Karen Marie Richardson on August 6, 2015. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 8/02/2015
by BWW - Aug 2, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/02/2015 for Chicago (more...)

ELLA FITZGERALD Tribute Set for Metropolis Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

Metropolis and Michael Ingersoll present the electrifying musical event Ella Fitzgerald: First Lady of Song starring jazz chanteuse Karen Marie Richardson tonight, August 6, 2015. (more...)

The Auditorium Theatre to Present TOO HOT TO HANDEL: THE JAZZ-GOSPEL MESSIAH This Jan
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

The Auditorium Theatre presents its annual King Holiday celebration performances of Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah on Saturday, January 16 and 17, 2016. (more...)

The Auditorium Theatre Presents TOO HOT TO HANDEL: THE JAZZ-GOSPEL MESSIAH This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2016

The Auditorium Theatre presents its annual King Holiday celebration performances of Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah today, January 16 and tomorrow, January 17, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: I GOTTA RIGHT TO SING THE BLUES at Reilly Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2016

Artists Lounge Live presents I GOTTA RIGHT TO SING THE BLUES: A SALUTE TO ELLA, JUDY, AND PATSY starring Karen Marie Richardson, Angela Ingersoll, and Katie Deal on Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 3pm at Reilly Arts Center, 500 NE 9th St, Ocala, Florida, 34470. Check out photos from the show below! (more...)

Auditorium Theatre Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

The Auditorium Theatre  announces another season of exciting, diverse programming which supports its commitment to presenting the finest performances in international and local dance, along with America's most cherished music, to Chicago. Highlights of the Auditorium's 2016-17 season include Cole Porter 125 - A Birthday Celebration, featuring Chicago singers and musicians; Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater in their "Made in Chicago" Dance Series debut;  the return of Eifman Ballet's Red Giselle; and a new, innovative ballet by Dance Theatre of Harlem's Francesca Harper. (more...)

Auditorium Theatre Celebrates 12th Annual MLK Weekend Performances of TOO HOT TO HANDEL: THE JAZZ-GOSPEL MESSIAH
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

The 12th annual performances of Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah take place at the Auditorium Theatre on January 14 and 15, the weekend before Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Renowned soloists Rodrick Dixon, Alfreda Burke, and Karen Marie Richardson join legendary pianist Alvin Waddles in the celebratory production, which features a choir of over 100 choir members and musicians. Too Hot to Handel is based on George Frideric Handel's Messiah, and pairs Handel's traditional classical score with jazz, gospel, and blues. (more...)

Auditorium Theatre Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

The Auditorium Theatre announces its 2017-18 Season under new Chief Executive Officer, Tania Castroverde Moskalenko, and its new tagline, "The Theatre for the People." (more...)

Jonathan Lee, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Joffrey Ballet and More Coming Up at Auditorium TheatreJonathan Lee, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Joffrey Ballet and More Coming Up at Auditorium Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

The Auditorium Theatre has announced its upcoming shows through January 14, 2018. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Jonathan Lee, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Joffrey Ballet and More Coming Up at Auditorium TheatreJonathan Lee, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Joffrey Ballet and More Coming Up at Auditorium Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2017

The Auditorium Theatre has announced its upcoming shows through January 14, 2018. Scroll down for details! (more...)

'TOO HOT TO HANDEL' to Bring Powerhouse Production to the Orpheum Theatre'TOO HOT TO HANDEL' to Bring Powerhouse Production to the Orpheum Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2017

The Orpheum Theatre Group announced today that a Memphis-produced engagement of Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz Gospel Messiah will play April 21-22, 2018, at the historic Orpheum Theatre. (more...)

TOO HOT TO HANDEL: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.TOO HOT TO HANDEL: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2017

On January 13 and 14, 2018, the Auditorium Theatre presents the 13th annual performance of Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah. Traditionally held on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend, Too Hot celebrates Dr. King's message of 'beloved community.' The show features acclaimed soloists Rodrick Dixon, Alfreda Burke, and Karen Marie Richardson; legendary Detroit pianist Alvin Waddles; a choir of over 100 members led by Bill Fraher, director of concert choirs at Old St. Patrick's Church; a chamber orchestra conducted by Suzanne Mallare Acton, the assistant music director at Michigan Opera Theatre in Detroit, MI; and a world-class jazz band featuring electric bass, electric guitar, string bass, and more. Too Hot, which was originally conceived by conductor Marin Alsop and arranged by Bob Christianson and Gary Anderson, puts a twist on George Frideric Handel's classic oratorio, infusing the music with jazz, gospel, rock, and blues. (more...)