Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Roman Banks Lands Title Role in National Tour of MJ the Musical by Andrew Gans

The tour of the Broadway hit will launch in August at Broadway in Chicago’s James M. Nederlander Theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:49AM
Monday, June 5, 2023

Video: First Look at Ryan McCartan, Kanisha Marie Feliciano & Yurel Echezarreta in WEST SIDE STORY at Lyric Opera of Chicago

Get a first look at Ryan McCartan, Kanisha Marie Feliciano, Brett Thiele, Amanda Castro, and Yurel Echezarreta in West Side Story at Lyric Opera of Chicago!

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 06:06PM

Broadway-bound ‘Personality’ opens in Chicago. Lloyd Price changed pop music but do people remember his name? by Chris Jones

“Personality,” a new jukebox musical, is hoping to put up the name Lloyd Price on a Broadway marquee.

SOURCE: Chicago Tribune Subscription at 06:00AM
Friday, June 2, 2023

Gavin Lee Will Lead THE 39 STEPS at Drury Lane Theatre in Chicago

Drury Lane Theatre has announced that Gavin Lee will lead the cast of The 39 Steps! Learn more about the show, performance dates, and ticket information here!

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 10:06AM

Starring Saint Aubyn, Chicago Premiere of Personality: The Lloyd Price Musical Begins June 2 by Leah Putnam

Featuring a cast of Broadway veterans, the show tells the story and artistry of the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer.

SOURCE: Playbill at 08:48AM

10 things to do around Chicago: Cirque, Gospel Music Fest and a run for the zoo by Chicago Tribune Staff

There’s more on offer this weekend than Taylor Swift, with everything from a return of Cirque du Soleil and “West Side Story” to the Lincoln Park Run for the Zoo.

SOURCE: Chicago Tribune Subscription at 06:15AM
Thursday, June 1, 2023

Review: ‘Grey House’ on Broadway is a creepy thriller from Chicago by Chris Jones

The show, now directed with his typical craft and creativity by Joe Mantello, first titillates its audience with loud, scary music and a theater that immediately plunges into darkness.

SOURCE: Chicago Tribune Subscription at 08:00PM

Westport Country Playhouse New Works Series presents QUICK SERVICE by Westport Country Playhouse

QUICK SERVICE by May Treuhaft-Ali directed by Cristina Angeles Monday, June 5, 2023 at 7PM Quick Service is a play about the precarities of the food service industry, set in an empanada sh…

SOURCE: YouTube at 06:12PM

Marisa Macella Named Steep Theatre Executive Director by American Theatre Editors

Macella joins the company as it establishes a new permanent artistic home following the purchase of a building in Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 02:15PM

Chicago Will Welcome Back Charlotte d’Amboise, Ryan Silverman and More by Broadway.com

The Tony Award-winning Chicago revival has announced the return of a group of veteran cast members. Leading the slate of leads will be two-time Tony Award nominee Charlotte d’Amboise, set …

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 11:18AM

Charlotte d’Amboise, Jennifer Fouché, Ryan Silverman, and More to Return to Broadway's Chicago by Andrew Gans

The record-breaking John Kander and Fred Ebb musical continues at the Ambassador.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:32AM

Charlotte d'Amboise, Dylis Croman, Jennifer Fouché, and More Will Return to CHICAGO This Month

The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago will welcome back Charlotte d'Amboise as “Roxie Hart” on June 12 and Dylis Croman as “Roxie Hart,�…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 09:48AM

‘Chicago’ will welcome back Charlotte d’Amboise, Ryan Silverman and more by Broadway News

D’Amboise will reprise her turn as Roxie Hart beginning on June 12.

SOURCE: Broadway News at 09:30AM
Wednesday, May 31, 2023

‘Drunk Shakespeare’ show plans to unionize in Chicago by Chris Jones

The comedy operation, wherein an actor drinks copious qualities of alcohol for comedic purposes, is facing a unionization demand.

SOURCE: Chicago Tribune Subscription at 02:27PM

Rebecca Gilman's Swing State to Receive New York Premiere Off-Broadway by Margaret Hall

The production, which will feature the original Chicago cast, will play Audible's Minetta Lane Theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:48PM
Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Some Like It Hot | 2023 Tony Award Nominee by The Tony Awards

Set in Chicago when Prohibition has everyone thirsty for a little excitement, Some Like it Hot is the glorious, big, high-kicking story of two musicians forced to flee the Windy City after w…

SOURCE: YouTube at 08:15PM

Benny Goodman: A Thing on the King of Swing by Trav S.D.

BOTD clarinetist and big band leader Benny Goodman (Benjamin Goodman, 1909-1986). The son of Jewish immigrants, Goodman grew up in Chicago, soaking up the jazz music that was only then begin…

SOURCE: Trav S.D. at 10:24AM

No “Problem” With Hari: A Preview of Hari Kondabolu at the Den Theatre by Carl Kozlowski

Comic Hari Kondabolu brings his unique point of view to life to his beloved Chicago audiences at the Den Theatre

SOURCE: www.newcitystage.com at 08:00AM

Theatre Openings: from w/c May 29 2023 by Mark Shenton

LAST UPDATED: May 29 2023 Upcoming openings in London, selected regional theatres, and on Broadway from May 29 2023 onwards THIS WEEK’S OPENINGS BROADWAY: Grey House (Lyceum Theatre) April…

SOURCE: www.shentonstage.com at 01:32AM
Monday, May 29, 2023

Summer is here, Chicago: Our guide to movies, music, TV, theater and more by Kayla Samoy

From movies and tv to museums and art, a guide to all the events you shouldn't miss this summer in Chicago.

SOURCE: Chicago Tribune Subscription at 06:00AM
Friday, May 26, 2023

Get a 1st Look at The Who's Tommy in Rehearsal at the Goodman Theatre by Meg Masseron, Logan Culwell-Block

The Chicago theatre company will stage the reimagined revival this June.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:36AM
Thursday, May 25, 2023

Pete Townshend & Des McAnuff Interview | The Who's Tommy | June 13 | Goodman Theatre by Goodman Theatre

“I can’t wait to see how this show jacks into what Chicago is today.” Rock n’ Roll legend Pete Townshend and Tony Award Winner Des McAnuff talk about their vision for a new productio…

SOURCE: YouTube at 10:37AM
Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Fool’s journey by Kerry Reid

I don’t know if it’s a good thing or a bad thing that Theater Wit’s local premiere of 2019’s The Whistleblower by Itamar Moses is opening in the midst of the WGA strike. Certainly El…

SOURCE: chicagoreader.com at 05:26PM

The state of our rights by Kerry Reid

To say that Heidi Schreck’s 2017 Pulitizer-and-Tony-nominated play What the Constitution Means to Me hits differently in a post-Roe v. Wade world is a huge understatement. TimeLine’s cur…

SOURCE: chicagoreader.com at 05:13PM

The Gospel at Colonus gets a rousing revival at Court by Kerry Reid

Lee Breuer’s 1983 reimagining of Sophocles’s Oedipus at Colonus as a Black Pentecostal church service (featuring music by Bob Telson) didn’t make it to Chicago until 1990. But that loc…

SOURCE: chicagoreader.com at 05:00PM

Chicago Latino Theater Alliance Announces First Inicios Festival by American Theatre Editors

Inicios: Chicago Latine Playwright Festival will June 2-4, featuring works by Nelson A. Rodriguez, Raul Dorantes, Emily Masó, and Claribel Gross.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 04:56PM

The Dream King delivers heartbreaking hilarity by Kimzyn Campbell

Silent Marvin is living in a silent world that is just as monotonous as ours. The daily grind of shuffling papers at his office job and flipping channels at night leaves him unsatisfied. Whe…

SOURCE: chicagoreader.com at 04:43PM

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