Tuesday, May 21, 2024
Monday, May 20, 2024

Jennifer Simard, Megan Hilty, and Christopher Sieber in a Scene From Death Becomes Her by TheaterMania

Watch a short clip from this new musical version of the iconic film, now premiering in Chicago.

SOURCE: YouTube at 05:06PM

Doing it for the gaze by Kerry Reid

What was in the water in Hollywood in the late 80s and early 90s to instigate so many films (Fatal Attraction, She-Devil, Soapdish) about obsessed and vengeful women? Was it just part of the…

SOURCE: chicagoreader.com at 04:24PM

Review Roundup: DEATH BECOMES HER Opens Pre-Broadway Run in Chicago

Read the reviews for the pre-Broadway World Premiere of Death Becomes Her, now playing in Chicago.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 09:24AM

Reviews: What Do Critics Think of the Broadway-Bound Death Becomes Her Musical? by Logan Culwell-Block, Andrew Gans

Megan Hilty and Jennifer Simard star in the stage version of the cult classic film, which opened May 19 in Chicago.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:18AM

Bramble Theatre Company’s Lofty Ambitions by Gabriela

Putting down roots in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood, the Bramble Arts Loft is both a home for the theatre company and a community-centered rental space.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 08:12AM
Sunday, May 19, 2024

THE CHERRY ORCHARD: 2024 by Ron Fassler

Nina Hoss as Ranevskaya in “The Cherry Orchard.” Photo by Johan Persson.May 19, 2024: Theatre Yesterday and Today, by Ron Fassler. The Cherry Orchard is one of my favorite plays. I was…

SOURCE: ronfassler.medium.com at 07:48AM

Megan Hilty, Jennifer Simard, Michelle Williams & More in DEATH BECOMES HER by BroadwayWorld

Get a first look at all-new photos and videos of the World Premiere of DEATH BECOMES HER at Broadway In Chicago’s Cadillac Palace Theatre, now on stage for a limited five-week engagement.…

SOURCE: YouTube at 04:54AM

Megan Hilty and Jennifer Simard Star in Death Becomes Her Musical, Opening May 19 in Chicago by Andrew Gans

Christopher Gattelli directs the Broadway-bound world premiere of the new musical based on the 1992 film.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:00AM
Saturday, May 18, 2024

Video/Photos: First Look At Megan Hilty, Jennifer Simard, Michelle Williams & More in DEATH BECOMES HER

Get a first look at all-new photos and videos of the World Premiere of DEATH BECOMES HER at Broadway In Chicago’s Cadillac Palace Theatre, now on stage for a limited five-week engagement.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 11:54PM
Friday, May 17, 2024

Goodman Theatre Adds Jordan Harrison's The Antiquities to Upcoming Season by Molly Higgins, Meg Masseron

The Chicago company has also revealed some casting for Eboni Booth's Pulitzer-prize winning Primary Trust.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:42AM

Levi Holloway’s Turret is a 21st-century Endgame by Kerry Reid

If you’ve been looking for the 21st century’s answer to Samuel Beckett’s Endgame, your wait is over. Levi Holloway’s Turret, now in a world premiere (also directed by the playwright)…

SOURCE: chicagoreader.com at 10:00AM

Holy Homicide: A Review of “Murder in the Cathedral” at City Lit by Dennis Polkow

City Lit is advertising its season-closing production of “Murder in the Cathedral”—which is director and outgoing producer and artistic director Terry McCabe’s last—as “the first…

SOURCE: www.newcitystage.com at 08:00AM
Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Broadway Update: “Death Becomes Her”. by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward March 15, 2024: Death Becomes Her, the musical version of the 1992 film comedy starring Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn as deadly frenemies, will be coming to Broadway afte…

SOURCE: theaterlife at 11:19PM

Hear from the Stars of the Dance Musical Illinoise at Its Gala Celebration by Darryn King

After wowing audiences in Annandale-on-Hudson, Chicago and the Upper East Side, the Sufjan Stevens dance musical Illinoise has finally arrived on Broadway—and it has the Tony nominations (…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 06:02PM

The power of Ten by Kimzyn Campbell

What started as a birthday party celebration for the Gift has since become an annual tradition, featuring ten ten-minute plays by a variety of playwrights. Adding to the numerical energy, ea…

SOURCE: chicagoreader.com at 02:38PM

Orphan black comedy by Matt Simonette

At one point in Hell in a Handbag’s new opus, Poor People! The Parody Musical, the central protagonist, L’il Orphan Arnie (Dakota Hughes), complains, “Nothing makes sense when I try to…

SOURCE: chicagoreader.com at 01:09PM

Murder in the Cathedral has fresh relevance by Matt Simonette

T.S. Eliot conceived of his verse play Murder in the Cathedral in 1935. It was performed at Canterbury Cathedral and in the very room where the murder that provides the inciting incident of …

SOURCE: chicagoreader.com at 12:55PM

City kids on the move by Marissa Oberlander

Young People’s Theatre of Chicago brings this musical adaptation of the children’s book classic Last Stop on Market Street back to Chicago in a vibrant production that packs soul, substa…

SOURCE: chicagoreader.com at 12:36PM

Gods & Monsters revisits the story behind James Whale’s Frankenstein by Catey Sullivan

It’s been too long since actor/director/writer/singer/dancer/Obama media strategist Paul Oakley Stovall dedicated his prolific talents to Chicago’s theater community. A regular on stages…

SOURCE: chicagoreader.com at 12:00PM

An Educated Guess tells an unexpected story about migrant experiences by Alejandro A. Riera

When it comes to portrayals, on the big screen or the stage, of the Latino migrant experience, most stories focus on the journey, on the actual border experience and the abuses many migrants…

SOURCE: chicagoreader.com at 11:36AM

Rachel Webb, Original Juliet Understudy in Broadway's & Juliet, Will Lead National Tour by Darryn King

Rachel Webb, who made her Broadway debut covering the title role in & Juliet, will lead the North American tour of the show. Webb performed the role of Juliet 148 times while covering…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 11:36AM

‘Death Becomes Her’ Musical to Open on Broadway This Fall by Michael Paulson

The musical comedy, which is now running in Chicago, stars Megan Hilty and Jennifer Simard. It is based on the 1992 film.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 10:24AM

Death Becomes Her, Starring Megan Hilty, Jennifer Simard and Christopher Sieber, Is Coming to Broadway by Darryn King

Death Becomes Her, a new musical starring Tony nominee Megan Hilty (Wicked), Tony nominee Jennifer Simard (Company), two-time Tony nominee Christopher Sieber (Spamalot, Company) and Gram…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 10:24AM

Death Becomes Her Musical Will Open on Broadway This Fall Starring Megan Hilty and Jennifer Simard by Andrew Gans

The musical, currently making its world premiere in Chicago, will also feature Christopher Sieber and Michelle Williams.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:24AM

Megan Hilty and Jennifer Simard Led DEATH BECOMES HER To Open This Fall on Broadway

his morning Universal Theatrical Group has announced the new musical comedy Death Becomes Her will officially begin performances on Broadway on Wednesday, October 23, 2024 before an official…

SOURCE: Theatrely at 10:00AM

When Kwame Was Stokely by American Theatre Editors

In a new play at Chicago's Court Theatre, playwright Nambi E. Kelley looks for the human being---and the humor---in a Civil Rights legend.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 10:00AM

‘Death Becomes Her’ Musical Sets Fall Broadway Opening by Greg Evans

The stage musical adaptation of Death Becomes Her will open on Broadway this fall, with Megan Hilty, Jennifer Simard, Christopher Sieber and Destiny’s Child’s Michelle Williams in the pr…

SOURCE: Deadline at 10:00AM

Under Pressure: Johan Inger Returns to Hubbard Street Dance with “Impasse” by Sharon Hoyer

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s spring series at the Harris Theater, entitled “Of Joy,” features several remounts. There will be one piece new to Chicago eyeballs: the company premiere …

SOURCE: www.newcitystage.com at 08:00AM
Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Cult Show examines groupthink and collaboration by Micco Caporale

Cult Show is a play about the human need to socialize and the cult of the Neo-Futurists. In it, ensemble members Alex Hovi, DeVaughn Loman, Joanna Jamerson, and Lara Johnson and writers/dire…

SOURCE: chicagoreader.com at 05:22PM

Grown in Chicago: Creating Your Community by American Theatre Editors

This special podcast episode featuring panelists Shepsu Aakhu, Myesha-Tiara, and Xavier Custodio, moderated by Carla Stillwell, was recorded live from The Understudy in Chicago.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 05:18PM

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2023-2024 BROADWAY SEASON
May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards