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Jerry Springer: The Opera - 2007 - Chicago (Regional)

Based on America’s most lurid talk show and host, the opera brings us on a journey through triumph, tragedy and trailer trash...ending in hell.

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Bailiwick Arts Center

( Chicago, IL)
1229 West Belmont Ave
Chicago, IL
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by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 4, 2018
Last week, BroadwayHD released the filmed version of the 2003 Olivier Award winning National Theater production of JERRY SPRINGER THE OPERA. Written by Richard Thomas and Stewart Lee, after it's acclaimed London premiere, the one-of-a-kind show made its way to New York City for a concert staging at Carnegie Hall in 2008, then later as part of the Off Broadway troupe New Group's 2017-18 season.
by Rona Kelly - Sep 24, 2018
Actor Joshua McGuire returns to the National Theatre this year, to appear in David Hare's new play I'm Not Running. Chatting to him during rehearsals, Joshua shares his love of new writing, what the play is (and is definitely not) about, and his journey from audience to actor at the National.
by Elliot Lanes - Oct 29, 2018
With the holiday season fast approaching Arena Stage is readying their annual Gold Standard Musical. This year it's the classic ship shape Cole Porter musical from 1934, Anything Goes. The production begins performances on November 2nd and plays through December 23rd in the Fichandler space.
by Elliot Lanes - Oct 2, 2018
Today's subject Rachel Zampelli has been living quite the theater life over the years. You most likely have seen her around town in productions that range from classics and modern plays to musicals. She can currently be seen at Signature Theatre in the two-character play Heisenberg playing opposite Michael Russotto. The production runs through November 11th in Signature's Ark space.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2018
It was announced today that Drag Superstar Jonny Woo (Jonny Woo's Un-Royal Variety Performance) and Olivier Award winning composer, Richard Thomas (Jerry Springer: The Opera, Anna Nicole) will present All Star Brexit Cabaret for a one-off, special performance following a critically-acclaimed, sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The sequin spangled smash hit show will make its London premiere at the London Coliseum on Monday 17th December. Tickets can be found at londoncoliseum.org
by BroadwayWorld UK TV - Nov 6, 2020
American actor David Bedella's incredible work includes playing Kevin Rosario in In the Heights and the Warm Up Man/Satan in Jerry Springer: The Opera - both of which netted him Olivier Awards. He picked up his third Olivier a couple of weeks ago for playing Lance in & Juliet.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2019
Celebrate the magic of Christmas with the spectacular new production of Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS. The perfect heart-warming family musical will turn London's Dominion Theatre merry and bright for a strictly limited season until 4 January 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2019
Celebrate the magic of Christmas with the spectacular new production of Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS. The perfect heart-warming family musical will turn London's Dominion Theatre merry and bright for a strictly limited season until 4 January 2020.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Nov 21, 2020
BroadwayWorld put together a list of all the live action musicals you can stream on Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, BroadwayHD, and Disney Plus. Are you looking for something to get your mind off… all of this? So are we. Because everyone needs some escape,
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2018
Another all-star cast has been assembled for the third concert in this landmark 18th season of Town Hall's signature series, Broadway by the Year. The next concert in the series is on May 21st at 8pm & will star Tony-nominee Carolee Carmello, 4-time Grammy-winner John Easterlin, Drama Desk nominee Cheryl Freeman, Luke Grooms (Jerry Springer: The Opera), Douglas Ladnier (Jekyll & Hyde), Maxine Linehan (South Pacific), Kyle Selig (Mean Girls), Oakley Boycott (Bells Are Ringing), Joshua Israel (Annie) and more to be announced soon!
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018
Musical theatre and pop songwriter Joey Contreras is returning to Rockwood Music Hall's Stage 2 on Monday, June 11 for a 9pm concert. Joining him will be an exciting lineup including Nic Rouleau (The Book of Mormon), DeLaney Westfall (Kinky Boots), Natalie Weiss (Everyday Rapture), JJ Niemann (The Book of Mormon), Olivia Puckett (Dear Evan Hansen), Brad Greer (Jerry Springer the Opera), Mia Gerachis, Rob Morean, Stevi Incremona, Morgan Reilly and Spencer Kiely with Brian Russell Carey (Red Roses, Green Gold) and Jacob Yates. 
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 22, 2018
This week the third concert in this landmark 18th season of Town Hall's signature series, Broadway by the Year drew out some of Broadway's finest performers including Tony-nominee Carolee Carmello, Drama Desk nominee Cheryl Freeman, Luke Grooms (Jerry Springer: The Opera), Douglas Ladnier (Jekyll & Hyde), Maxine Linehan (South Pacific), Kyle Selig(Mean Girls), Oakley Boycott (Bells Are Ringing), Joshua Israel (Annie). Check out photos from the even below!
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2018
The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President and CEO) and The Village Voice (Peter Barbey, President and CEO) announced the winners of the 63rd Annual Obie Awards® on May 21 at Terminal 5.
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2019
The hotly anticipated lead role in the revival of JERRY SPRINGER - THE OPERA has been revealed.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019
Singers in Manchester have a rare and exciting opportunity to become part of the brand-new production of JERRY SPRINGER - THE OPERA, which comes to Manchester in August 2019.
by Theater Talk - Mar 5, 2018
On this episode,  writer/composer Richard Thomas visits with actors Terrence Mann and Will Swenson from Thomas' controversial work Jerry Springer -The Opera, which created a sensation in the UK 13 years ago, but was considered so outrageous that it only now premieres in NYC. They discuss the spectacular production by The New Group at The Pershing Square Signature Center, with Michael Musto of NewNowNext.com and Susan Haskins. Next, playwright Jordan Harrison, director Oliver Butler and actor Michael Cyril Creighton talk about their production of Harrison's highly-original and thought-provoking play, The Amateurs, at the Vineyard Theatre, about a theater troop fleeing The Black Death in the Middle Ages and how these actors contributed to the modern dramatic concepts of character and individuality.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2019
Katharine Farmer directs Lin Blakely (Eastenders/ Silent Witness) as Bea, Michael Brandon (Episodes/Jerry Springer the Opera) as Jorgy, Amy Burke (Serial Thriller) as Kate, Rob Locke (NCIS, General Hospital) as Larry and Mark Rose (True West) as Coles in a timely revival of Jerry Sterner's darkly comic Off-Broadway hit, Other People's Money at Southwark Playhouse. Written in 1989, Other People's Money is a funny, fast-paced and provocative comment on the greed and excess of the 1980s.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Mar 19, 2020
Looking for a way to pass the time while at home? BroadwayWorld has made a list of musicals and shows that you can watch from the comfort of your couch! Whether it's Netflix, Hulu, Disney+ or Prime Video, we have got you covered with all the must-watch titles! 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2019
BroadwayWorld has just learned that hit Broadway musical sensation Be More Chill will record a new cast album! 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2019
The creative team behind the long-awaited revival of Jerry Springer - The Opera have announced details of the final cast members to complete the company.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2019
The creative team behind the long-awaited revival of Jerry Springer - The Opera have announced details of the first wave of cast.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2019
Myra is dead; long live Myra! Realising that she stands to miss out on the most attention she'll ever receive, Myra DuBois brings forward her own funeral to make sure people get it right. Not to be missed at this year's Edinburgh Fringe.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2020
Fustercluck Music Productions has been founded by Keith Levenson (Musical Director/Conductor of The Bridges of Madison County and Amazing Grace; conductor: Tony® and Grammy® Award winning Dreamgirls) and Gilgamesh Taggett (Oliver Warbucks in Annie; Shrek in Shrek the Musical, Satan/Warm Up Guy in Jerry Springer the Opera).
by Stephi Wild - Jul 1, 2020
Today's top stories: Read the reviews for Hamilton on Disney+, a new Hamilton documentary featuring the original cast will premiere on July 3, and more!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 1, 2019
Today's top stories: Bette Midler and more perform for World Pride!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced today that Broadway, film, and television star Rosie O'Donnell will play Mrs. Paroo in the Broadway Center Stage production of Meredith Willson's The Music Man. O'Donnell joins Tony Award® nominee Norm Lewis (Porgy and Bess) as Harold Hill and Tony Award®–winning actress Jessie Mueller (Waitress, Carousel, Beautiful) as Marian Paroo in the starry semi-staged concert production directed by Marc Bruni (Beautiful, Broadway Center Stage: How to Succeed…) with choreography by Chris Bailey (Jerry Springer: The Opera, The New Yorkers at Encores!) and music direction by James Moore (Miss Saigon, the Kennedy Center's Follies and Ragtime).
by TV - On the Road - Jan 26, 2019
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will soon present the Broadway Center Stage production of Meredith Willson's The Music Man. It will star Norm Lewis (Porgy and Bess) as Harold Hill and Tony Award®-winning actress Jessie Mueller (Waitress, Carousel, Beautiful) as Marian Paroo in the starry semi-staged concert production directed by Marc Bruni (Beautiful, Broadway Center Stage: How to Succeed...) with choreography by Chris Bailey (Jerry Springer: The Opera, The New Yorkers at Encores!) and music direction by James Moore (Miss Saigon, the Kennedy Center's Follies and Ragtime).
by Walter McBride - Jan 25, 2019
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will soon present the Broadway Center Stage production of Meredith Willson's The Music Man. It will star Norm Lewis (Porgy and Bess) as Harold Hill and Tony Award®-winning actress Jessie Mueller (Waitress, Carousel, Beautiful) as Marian Paroo in the starry semi-staged concert production directed by Marc Bruni (Beautiful, Broadway Center Stage: How to Succeed...) with choreography by Chris Bailey (Jerry Springer: The Opera, The New Yorkers at Encores!) and music direction by James Moore (Miss Saigon, the Kennedy Center's Follies and Ragtime).
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2019
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will soon present the Broadway Center Stage production of Meredith Willson's The Music Man. It will star Norm Lewis (Porgy and Bess) as Harold Hill and Tony Award®-winning actress Jessie Mueller (Waitress, Carousel, Beautiful) as Marian Paroo in the starry semi-staged concert production directed by Marc Bruni (Beautiful, Broadway Center Stage: How to Succeed...) with choreography by Chris Bailey (Jerry Springer: The Opera, The New Yorkers at Encores!) and music direction by James Moore (Miss Saigon, the Kennedy Center's Follies and Ragtime).
by Walter McBride - Jan 24, 2019
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will soon present the Broadway Center Stage production of Meredith Willson's The Music Man. It will star Norm Lewis (Porgy and Bess) as Harold Hill and Tony Award®-winning actress Jessie Mueller (Waitress, Carousel, Beautiful) as Marian Paroo in the starry semi-staged concert production directed by Marc Bruni (Beautiful, Broadway Center Stage: How to Succeed...) with choreography by Chris Bailey (Jerry Springer: The Opera, The New Yorkers at Encores!) and music direction by James Moore (Miss Saigon, the Kennedy Center's Follies and Ragtime).
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2019
A brand new production of JERRY SPRINGER - THE OPERA is coming to Manchester in August 2019 - almost 15 years since the show was last performed in the UK.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2019
BroadwayWorld has a first look at the The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' Broadway Center Stage production of Meredith Willson's The Music Man starring Tony Award® nominee Norm Lewis (Porgy and Bess) as Harold Hill, Tony Award®-winning actress Jessie Mueller (Waitress, Carousel, Beautiful) as Marian Paroo, and Broadway, film, and television star Rosie O'Donnell as Mrs. Paroo. The semi-staged concert production is directed by Marc Bruni (Beautiful, Broadway Center Stage: How to Succeed...) with choreography by Chris Bailey (Jerry Springer: The Opera, The New Yorkers at Encores!) and music direction by James Moore (Miss Saigon, the Kennedy Center's Follies and Ragtime).
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019
BroadwayWorld has a first look at the The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' Broadway Center Stage production of Meredith Willson's The Music Man starring Tony Award® nominee Norm Lewis (Porgy and Bess) as Harold Hill, Tony Award®-winning actress Jessie Mueller (Waitress, Carousel, Beautiful) as Marian Paroo, and Broadway, film, and television star Rosie O'Donnell as Mrs. Paroo. The semi-staged concert production is directed by Marc Bruni (Beautiful, Broadway Center Stage: How to Succeed...) with choreography by Chris Bailey (Jerry Springer: The Opera, The New Yorkers at Encores!) and music direction by James Moore (Miss Saigon, the Kennedy Center's Follies and Ragtime).
by Michael Dale - Feb 28, 2018
'Dip me in chocolate and throw me to the lesbians,' sings a young lady feeling the bright television lights on her face as cameras capture her every move for a national audience in Richard Thomas and Stewart Lee's outrageous, endearing and perceptive social commentary, JERRY SPRINGER -- THE OPERA.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2018
Due to demand, The New Group has announced a three-week extension for Jerry Springer - The Opera, with Matt McGrath appearing as Jerry Springer beginning March 13.  Terrence Mann, currently appearing in the role of Jerry Springer, plays his final performance March 11 due to an existing commitment beyond that date.
by Ken Fallin - Feb 23, 2018
BroadwayWorld has teamed up with renowned caricature artist Ken Fallin, a life-long theater enthusiast, who has drawn many Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Below, check out his latest illustration, featuring Terrence Mann and Will Swenson in JERRY SPRINGER: THE OPERA!
by Stephi Wild - Feb 15, 2019
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Happy Friday! Finish off your week by catching up on today's top Broadway news!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019
BroadwayWorld has a first look at the The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' Broadway Center Stage production of Meredith Willson's The Music Man starring Tony Award® nominee Norm Lewis (Porgy and Bess) as Harold Hill, Tony Award®-winning actress Jessie Mueller (Waitress, Carousel, Beautiful) as Marian Paroo, and Broadway, film, and television star Rosie O'Donnell as Mrs. Paroo. The semi-staged concert production is directed by Marc Bruni (Beautiful, Broadway Center Stage: How to Succeed...) with choreography by Chris Bailey (Jerry Springer: The Opera, The New Yorkers at Encores!) and music direction by James Moore (Miss Saigon, the Kennedy Center's Follies and Ragtime).
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2019
The New York Pops performs the timeless music of Rodgers and Hammerstein on Friday, January 24, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. in Find Your Dream: The Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein joined by guest artists Laura Michelle Kelly and Max von Essen, as well as Judith Clurman's Essential Voices USA. The concert spans all eleven of Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic collaborations, including 'People Will Say We're in Love' from Oklahoma!, 'You'll Never Walk Alone' from Carousel, 'Some Enchanted Evening' from South Pacific, 'I Have Dreamed' from The King and I, and 'Climb Ev'ry Mountain' from The Sound of Music.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 11, 2018
Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Ruben and Clay's Christmas Show opens, Clueless opens off-Broadway, and Christopher Fitzgerald returns to Waitress!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2018
BroadwayWorld has learned Tony Award®-winning actress Jessie Mueller (Waitress, Carousel) will reunite with Beautiful director Marc Bruni (Broadway Center Stage: How to Succeed...) for the Broadway Center Stage production of Meredith Willson's The Music Man at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Mueller stars as Marian Paroo opposite the previously announced Tony Award® nominee Norm Lewis (Porgy and Bess) as Harold Hill. Also joining the creative team for the Kennedy Center's latest starry concert production is choreographer Chris Bailey (Jerry Springer: The Opera, The New Yorkers at Encores!) and music director James Moore (Miss Saigon, the Kennedy Center's Follies and Ragtime).
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Aug 4, 2018
ocal am-dram society is under pressure to comply with the equalities agenda. They come up with a cunning plan; create a gripping show starring 'the disabled'. What could be better than the Oscar-winning My Left Foot? The only snag is they can't find any disabled actors - but that never stopped Daniel Day-Lewis! Original music by award-winning partnership Scott Gilmour and Claire McKenzie with additional songs by Richard Thomas ('Jerry Springer - The Opera'). Birds of Paradise and National Theatre of Scotland present this hilarious new musical, celebrating BOP's 25th anniversary. www.madeinscotlandshowcase.com
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Aug 26, 2018
Drag Superstar, Jonny Woo and Olivier Award-winning composer, Richard Thomas (Jerry Springer The Opera) bring you this sequin-spangled musical ripped straight from the headlines. With a star-studded cast of top Fringe talent, including Jayde Adams as Boris Johnson, this glittering musical satire packs big laughs and emotional punch. In or out? There's a hell of a lot to sing about.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2019
Pint of Wine Theatre Company's acclaimed production of Michael John LaChiusa's 'Queen of the Mist' is to transfer to Charing Cross Theatre for a strictly limited seven-week season from 15 August to 5 October 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2018
Arena Stage announces Corbin Bleu will play Billy Crocker and Soara-Joye Ross will play Reno Sweeney in Cole Porter's madcap seafaring musical, Anything Goes.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 8, 2018
Elephant, a Paris-based group of creatives in film, TV, and digital media, will pitch a modernized Les Miserables series at Canneseries, according to Variety. The series will be the first French adaptation of Les Miserables in over two decades.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2018
The Off-Broadway League today announced nominations in 19 categories for the 33rd Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. The Lortel Awards will be presented on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at NYU Skirball Center beginning at 7:00 PM EST.  This year's event will be hosted by actors Laura Benanti and Jason Jones and will once again serve as a benefit for The Actors Fund.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2019
A group of 14 singers from across Manchester have successfully got through the auditions to become the Jerry Choir in a new production of JERRY SPRINGER - THE OPERA.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2018
 American Lyric Theater concludes the 10th Anniversary of its nationally acclaimed Composer Librettist Development Program this season with InsightALT: Opera in Eden, a one-night-only concert featuring three new one-act operas written by ALT Resident Artists, hosted by composer/librettist Mark Adamo and producing artistic director Lawrence Edelson.