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A Tale of Two Cities - Chicago

Based on the novel by Charles Dickens

“Recalled to life!” Charles Dickens’ famous epic novel of the French Revolution comes to the stage in this thrillingly ingenious adaptation of the moving and exciting story of Sydney Carton and Charles Darnay, the English lawyer and French aristocrat caught up inextricably in the violence and bloodshed of the Revolution.

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Chicago Theatre

( Chicago, IL)
175 N. State Street
Chicago, IL
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2019
Trinity Rep announces that its annual event America Too will return for its fifth year with the theme It's Our Health in partnership with the Business Innovation Factory (BIF).   
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2019
The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre is proud to present, Wait Until Dark, October 10 through October 27, with previews October 8 and 9. A suspenseful Halloween treat for every thrill seeker!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 14, 2019
Aaron Lazar is replacing Steven Pasquale in the upcoming Fox series, Filthy Rich. According to Deadline, Pasquale had to depart due to 'personal reasons.' Filming of the series began today.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2019
Trinity Rep presents its annual holiday tradition, A Christmas Carol. Noted for being a new production each year, the 2019 production has been inspired by the senses, with a focus on the sights, sounds, and smells of the holiday season.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2019
Halloween has arrived! On this spookiest of days, we are shining a spotlight on some of the creepiest characters of musical theatre past. From chilling to thrilling, outright maniacal to downright diabolical, check out who made out list below!
by TV News Desk - Oct 31, 2019
Broadway Records today announced that A Never-Ending Line (A Female Song Cycle) will be released digitally and in stores on Friday, November 22, 2019. The album is currently available for pre-order at www.BroadwayRecords.com and Amazon.com.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2019
Broadway Records today announced that A Never-Ending Line (A Female Song Cycle) will be released digitally and in stores on Friday, November 22, 2019. The album is currently available for pre-order at www.BroadwayRecords.com and Amazon.com.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2019
The lines between myth and reality become increasingly blurred in Defenders. When Iceland was threatened with invasion by Germany in WW2, the allies decide to step in. The world premiere from Pandelia's Canary Yellow Company by Cailin Maureen Harrison, and directed by Reena Dutt, follows three American G.I.s who are shipwrecked on the remote island of Hrisey off Iceland's northern coast. The stranded G.I.s find themselves with missing weapons, few supplies, and a broken radio. They realize they must rely on the locals for survival but, like current-day warfare, the locals fear the loss of their culture, their women and their safety with the presence of foreigners on their land. Defenders opens on November 9, with performances continuing through December 8 at The Broadwater Black Box in Hollywood. One lower-priced preview takes place on November 8.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019
Theatre Royal Bath Productions today announces full casting and tour dates for a new production of Daphne du Maurier's psychological thriller My Cousin Rachel, adapted by Joseph O'Connor and directed by Anthony Banks.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019
The lines between myth and reality become increasingly blurred in Defenders. When Iceland was threatened with invasion by Germany in WW2, the allies decide to step in. The world premiere from Pandelia's Canary Yellow Company by Cailin Maureen Harrison, and directed by Reena Dutt, follows three American G.I.s who are shipwrecked on the remote island of Hrisey off Iceland's northern coast. The stranded G.I.s find themselves with missing weapons, few supplies, and a broken radio. They realize they must rely on the locals for survival but, like current-day warfare, the locals fear the loss of their culture, their women and their safety with the presence of foreigners on their land. Defenders opens on November 9, with performances continuing through December 8 at The Broadwater Black Box in Hollywood. One lower-priced preview takes place on November 8.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2019
National Alliance for Musical Theatre announces final casting for the 31st Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 24 and Friday, October 25, 2019 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2019
The finest radio dramas of the late 1930's were presented by The Mercury Theater On The Air, founded by Orson Welles and John Houseman. Together, they presented many classic pieces of literature, and shook the country with it's terrifying staging of a?oeWar of the Worlds.a?? Main Street Theatre Works (MSTW) is re-creating one of these literary classic radio plays, A Tale of Two Cities, complete with live sound effects. This limited-engagement fundraiser will have only two performances ~ Saturday, November 2nd at 8:00pm, and Sunday, November 3rd at 2pm. Performances will be at our new location, The Historic Sutter Creek Grammar School, 110 Broad Street, Sutter Creek. Tickets are $25 and include a dessert bar, coffee or tea, and the show. A no-host wine bar will be available on a donation basis.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2019
Chicago Shakespeare Theater announces the cast and creative team for the Theater's upcoming production of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, staged by Artistic Director Barbara Gaines, October 31a?"December 22, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2019
The lines between myth and reality become increasingly blurred in Defenders. When Iceland was threatened with invasion by Germany in WW2, the allies decide to step in. The world premiere from Pandelia's Canary Yellow Company by Cailin Maureen Harrison, and directed by Reena Dutt, follows three American G.I.s who are shipwrecked on the remote island of Hrisey off Iceland's northern coast.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2019
Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, Presents All Things Broadway: In The Spotlight. After two years, All Things Broadway returns to the spotlight at Feinstein's/54 Below! All Things Broadway is the largest Facebook group for theatre fans and Broadway stars alike from around the world. Now, with over 76,000 members, we bring both the Broadway stars you know and love, as well as the rising stars you'll soon know and love into the spotlight together for one incredible night of music. Don't miss your chance to join us as we sing our way into the spotlight once more!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2019
Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, Presents All Things Broadway: In The Spotlight. After two years, All Things Broadway returns to the spotlight at Feinstein's/54 Below! All Things Broadway is the largest Facebook group for theatre fans and Broadway stars alike from around the world. Now, with over 76,000 members, we bring both the Broadway stars you know and love, as well as the rising stars you'll soon know and love into the spotlight together for one incredible night of music. Don't miss your chance to join us as we sing our way into the spotlight once more!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
Pittsburgh CLO is announced casting for the 28th annual production of A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS CAROL, December 6-22 at the Byham Theater. This year's production will feature lavish costumes, thrilling effects and a talented ensemble of both new and returning performers. Broadway star Mark Jacoby returns to Pittsburgh CLO to lead the cast as Ebenezer Scrooge. Tickets are now available by calling 412-456-6666, online at pittsburghCLO.org or at the Theater Square Box Office.
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2020
We've been compiling showcase videos from college seniors all around the country. Although their performances were cancelled, the show must go on-- virtually!
by Stage Tube - Mar 29, 2020
As part of Virtual Broadway, Aaron Lazar filmed himself singing (Ya Got) Trouble from The Music Man!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 20, 2020
Daniel Radcliffe made his Broadway debut in the 2008 revival of Equus, costarring another Harry Potter veteran, Richard Griffiths. The revival, directed by Thea Sharrock, transferred from the West End, and attracted much attention for its nude scene, which was performed by a then 17 year-old Radcliffe. 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2020
Trinity Repertory Company announces that based on the recommendations and policies of local and federal officials and their own commitment to the health and well-being of their community, Trinity Rep has made the difficult decision to cancel performances of their upcoming productions Sweat and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2020
Trinity Rep has released the following statement regarding upcoming performance cancellations: 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2020
The Washington Trust Company, a longtime supporter of Trinity Rep recently committed to sponsoring the theater's Facebook Live show, a?oeYour Half Hour Call with Curt Columbus.a?? 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2020
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater has announced its newly created virtual audition intensive. Developed and led by Arena Stage's Community Engagement department, the online intensive prepares students and artists ages 16-22 for careers in theater with group and private coaching sessions in audition techniques.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2020
Today is all about dads, and we're celebrating Father's Day 2020 in a very Broadway way. Below, check out some of the greatest paternal showtunes of all time, including happy songs to fathers, sad songs from fathers, and even some fatherly advice.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2020
The professional non-profit theatre Centenary Stage Company has announced its 2020/21 season.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2020
Today (July 9) in live streaming: The Public Theater premieres The Line, Bernadette Peters visits Stars in the House, and so much more!
by Tyler Hinton - Jul 4, 2020
Hale Centre Theatre has quietly reopened in Sandy with a fanciful, high caliber new production of MARY POPPINS to fill the void of blockbuster musical theatre. Without fanfare, the non-profit theatre announced its production plans for the remainder of the 2020 season, while also revealing an ambitious 2021 season. Attending the production, for those willing to comply with the essential health precautions and who feel comfortable and safe doing so, will help support Hale Centre Theatre's efforts to keep large-scale musical theatre alive at this difficult time.
by Lauren Yarger - Jul 15, 2020
Three excerpts from plays about women who forged the way for the 19th Amendment on the anniversary of its passage sponsored by the CT Chapter of the League of Professional Theatre Women.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2020
Trinity Repertory Company is inviting the public to nominate outstanding local artists for the 2020 Rhode Island Pell Awards for Excellence in the Arts. The Pell Awards' criteria include distinction in the artist's chosen field, work that significantly advances the art form and contribution to the betterment of the community, and the world at large through artistic presence and community service. Awards will be presented at the theater's gala event on Monday, June 1, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2020
A seminal work of Jewish culture or an act of traitorous libel? Indecent explores the origins of the highly controversial play The God of Vengeance by Sholem Asch. We follow the path of the artists who risked their careers and lives to perform it in this deeply moving play accompanied by a small live klezmer band.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
Trinity Rep will continue its 2019-20 Season with a timeless classic retold, A Tale of Two Cities. Directed by Tyler Dobrowsky, who last brought audiences Little Shop of Horrors, this is a beautifully vibrant production that is at once sweepingly epic and profoundly personal. Based on the novel by Charles Dickens and adapted by resident acting company member Brian McEleney, the story famously depicts the best of times and worst of times. A Tale of Two Cities runs February 20 - March 22, with press opening on Monday, February 24 at 7:30 pm. Tickets start at $27. More information can be found at www.TrinityRep.com/tale.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
Trinity Repertory Company has announced that $60,445.55 was raised for the Rhode Island Community Food Bank from the 2019 A Christmas Carol audiences - the second-highest amount ever raised in the thirteen years donations have been requested. Since 2006, this tradition has been a part of the theater's commitment to its community and a reminder to audiences to bring the spirit of Dickens' story into their lives and the rest of Rhode Island. This year's collection brings the total raised over the past thirteen years to more than $667,500.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2020
Shakespeare's Globe has announced full casting for the next two productions opening in the candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse in February: The Taming of the Shrew, directed by Maria Gaitanidi, and Thomas Middleton's Women Beware Women, directed by Amy Hodge.
by Andria Tieman - Feb 29, 2020
Providence theatre-goers have the opportunity to spend considerable time in 18th century France this spring--both at Trinity Rep's A Tale of Two Cities, and now at Brown/Trinity's MFA production of MARIE ANTOINETTE.  Seeing both productions back-to-back makes for an interesting juxtaposition as Tale of Two Cities takes us into the lives of the over-taxed working class, and MARIE ANTOINETTE takes us into the opulent palace that those taxes built.  While Marie Antoinette is not exactly an empathetic figure, it's easy to see why movies and plays are produced about her life. Excess -- in fashion, wealth, and consumption of all kinds -- makes for a visually spectacular extravaganza, and this production leans into that in the most delightful way.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2020
Musical Theatre West (MTW) brings Jerry Herman's musical masterpiece Mame to Southern California for a three-week run at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center March 27 a?" April 12.  Based on the novel, Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis and the play Auntie Mame by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, Mame lavishly delivers one of theater's all-time great heroines in a brassy, tuneful, hilarious and touching fashion.  Tickets are available at www.musical.org, by calling (562) 856-1999, or at the Musical Theatre West Ticket Office.  Tickets start at $20.
by Larry O'Brien - Feb 26, 2020
When you get seated inside the Chace Theater at Trinity Rep, you might think you're in the wrong place. Eugene Lee's set for A TALE OF TWO CITIES, written by Brian McEleny and based on Dickens' novel, looks like a library. Stacks and stacks of books on two levels set behind rows of tables. When Christopher Sadlers and Joel Thibodeau enter alone to perform a musical introduction, you might still be confused. Check your program; you're in the right place. Not until the actors appear and begin intoning 'It was the best of times, it was the worst of times . . .,' are you totally certain. It's a roundabout trip, but A TALE OF TWO CITIES ends up where it needs to be.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2020
Trinity Repertory Company presents A Tale of Two Cities.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
Complete casting has been announced for The 5th Avenue Theatre's new production of Sister Act, which begins rehearsals today.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
After hearing from educators and district leaders about their struggle to engage high school students in classic literature, the Alliance Theatre is pleased to announce a new playwriting initiative. The Classic Remix Project will commission leading American playwrights to create new works that revitalize, rethink, and respond to classic literary works found in most school curriculums. 
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2019
Producers have announced the new musical 'It Happened in Key West' will get a concept recording in 2020, featuring a diverse group of Broadway and international stars.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2019
Catherine Brunell (Something Rotten!, Thoroughly Modern Millie) will join the cast of Mean Girls as 'Mrs. Heron / Ms. Norbury / Mrs. George' beginning tonight, Wednesday, December 11. Tony Award nominee Jennifer Simard played her final performance in the roles on Sunday, December 8.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2020
The Last Five Years will play at the world famous outdoor Minack Theatre in Cornwall from 15th a?" 19th September.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2019
ACT (A Contemporary Theatre) of Connecticut has announced the cast for its upcoming production of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS. Directed by Jason A. Sparks, this global phenomenon lands in Ridgefield on October 3rd with performances through November 3rd.
by Jaime Zahl - Aug 14, 2019
Whether the film was a sentimental part of your childhood or not, the story and the music of 'The Sound of Music' will transport you back to the Golden Age of musical theatre. With stellar casting and top-notch production value, The Gateway's production is perhaps the closest you will get to Broadway on Long Island. 
by Lauren Yarger - Aug 10, 2020
CT Chapter of the League of Professional Theatre Women Celebrates Votes for Women with Play Excerpts
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2020
Though Trinity Rep stages and classrooms are temporarily shuttered to protect public health and safety, Rhode Island's Tony Award-winning theater is generating digital content and creating virtual events and classes, so that 'the show goes on.'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2020
Papatango Theatre Company today announced the ten winning monologues from their Isolated But Open - Voices From Across The Shutdown initiative. Filmed performances of the monologues are available now for free on Papatango's website (https://papatango.co.uk/isolated-but-open/), alongside the publication of each monologue as a free online PDF by Nick Hern Books.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 20, 2020
Today, we're checking in with Rhode Island's Trinity Rep, with Kate Brandt, Director of Marketing & Communications.