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Thursday, December 19, 2019

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble Presents World Premiere of THE TASTERS by Michael J. Roberts

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble (RTE), Chicago’s only Equity theatre dedicated to producing new work with women at [...] The post Rivendell Theatre Ensemble Presents World Premiere of THE TAST…

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Friday, December 13, 2019

Interview with The Phantom of The Opera’s SUSAN MONIZ by Michael J. Roberts

Chicago favorite SUSAN MONIZ on playing the iconic role of Madame Giry in the National [...] The post Interview with The Phantom of The Opera’s SUSAN MONIZ appeared first on Showbiz Chicag…

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Tix On Sale For World Premiere of HIT HER WITH THE SKATES starring American Idol’s Diana DeGarmo & Ace Young by Michael J. Roberts

HIT HER WITH THE SKATES, a new musical about life, love and the roller rink [...] The post Tix On Sale For World Premiere of HIT HER WITH THE SKATES starring American Idol’s Diana DeGarmo …

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Interview with Circus/Physical Performer JEAN CLAUDIO by Michael J. Roberts

Circus/Physical Performer JEAN CLAUDIO on bringing Don Freeman’s classic teddy bear Corduroy from page to [...] The post Interview with Circus/Physical Performer JEAN CLAUDIO appeared firs…

SOURCE: showbizchicago.com at 01:54PM
Thursday, November 28, 2019

Interview with Stage & Screen Icon CONRAD JOHN SCHUCK by Michael J. Roberts

CONRAD JOHN SCHUCK discusses his extraordinary career in film, stage and television including M*A*S*H, McMillan [...] The post Interview with Stage & Screen Icon CONRAD JOHN SCHUCK appea…

SOURCE: showbizchicago.com at 10:24PM
Monday, November 25, 2019

Interview with POTTED POTTER star JAMES PERCY by Michael J. Roberts

Actor/Comedian JAMES PERCY on playing the iconic Harry Potter for over five years and the [...] The post Interview with POTTED POTTER star JAMES PERCY appeared first on Showbiz Chicago.

SOURCE: showbizchicago.com at 09:54AM
Friday, November 1, 2019

Interview with Producer/Author DENISE McGOWAN TRACY by Michael J. Roberts

Chicago icon DENISE McGOWAN TRACY talks about adapting her best selling holiday book Eleanor’s Very [...] The post Interview with Producer/Author DENISE McGOWAN TRACY appeared first on Sho…

SOURCE: showbizchicago.com at 10:06PM
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Interview with CORDUROY Director JAMAL HOWARD by Michael J. Roberts

Emerald City Theatre Artistic Associate/Director JAMAL HOWARD discuss bringing the classic character CORDUROY from book [...] The post Interview with CORDUROY Director JAMAL HOWARD appeared …

SOURCE: showbizchicago.com at 06:24AM
Thursday, October 17, 2019

Navy Pier To Host “ExPIERience 2019” Fundraiser To Support Arts & Cultural Programming by Michael J. Roberts

Navy Pier, Chicago’s nonprofit cultural destination, will host its second fundraising event, “ExPIERience 2019,” on [...] The post Navy Pier To Host “ExPIERience 2019” Fundraiser T…

SOURCE: showbizchicago.com at 12:48AM
Monday, October 7, 2019

Interview with Actor/Playwright DAVID PAYNE by Michael J. Roberts

AN EVENING WITH C.S. LEWIS Playwright/Actor DAVID PAYNE discusses his remarkable journey from structural engineer [...] The post Interview with Actor/Playwright DAVID PAYNE appeared first on…

SOURCE: showbizchicago.com at 03:24PM
Sunday, October 6, 2019

Interview with MST3KT Puppeteer NATE BEGLE by Michael J. Roberts

Puppeteer/Voice Actor extraordinaire NATE BEGLE discusses how he landed his dream role performing the iconic [...] The post Interview with MST3KT Puppeteer NATE BEGLE appeared first on Showb…

SOURCE: showbizchicago.com at 12:42AM
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Interview: THOMAS SCHUMACHER – President & Producer of Disney Theatrical Productions by Michael J. Roberts

Thomas Schumacher, President and Producer of Disney Theatrical Productions returns to Showbiz Chicago to discuss [...] The post Interview: THOMAS SCHUMACHER – President & Producer of D…

SOURCE: showbizchicago.com at 03:33AM
Monday, September 2, 2019

Interview with OSLO’s STEF TOVAR by Michael J. Roberts

Showbiz Chicago favorite STEF TOVAR returns to discuss his upcoming role as Yossi Beilin in [...] The post Interview with OSLO’s STEF TOVAR appeared first on Showbiz Chicago.

SOURCE: showbizchicago.com at 09:33PM
Friday, August 9, 2019

Victory Gardens Theater Announces Casting On Upcoming Productions by Michael J. Roberts

Victory Gardens Theater under the direction of Artistic Director Chay Yew and Executive Director Erica Daniels, [...] The post Victory Gardens Theater Announces Casting On Upcoming Producti…

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Rivendell Theatre Ensemble Stages World Premiere of LAURA AND THE SEA by Michael J. Roberts

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble (RTE), Chicago’s only Equity theatre dedicated to producing new work with women at [...] The post Rivendell Theatre Ensemble Stages World Premiere of LAURA AND …

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Thursday, August 8, 2019

Rick Cleveland’s FIVE PRESIDENTS To Open American Blues Theater 19/20 Season by Michael J. Roberts

American Blues Theater opens its 2019-2020 Season by welcoming home Ensemble member Rick Cleveland with the [...] The post Rick Cleveland’s FIVE PRESIDENTS To Open American Blues Theater …

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Broadway In Chicago Announces The Return of Hit New Musical SIX by Michael J. Roberts

Producers Kenny Wax, Wendy & Andy Barnes, George Stiles and Kevin McCollum announced today that the electrifying new musical [...] The post Broadway In Chicago Announces The Return o…

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

HAROLD PRINCE, THE MAN WHO SHAPED BROADWAY, HAS DIED AT 91 by Michael J. Roberts

From the Associated Press:  Harold Prince, a Broadway director and producer who pushed the boundaries [...] The post HAROLD PRINCE, THE MAN WHO SHAPED BROADWAY, HAS DIED AT 91 appeared firs…

SOURCE: showbizchicago.com at 06:54PM
Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Interview with Come From Away star BECKY GULSVIG by Michael J. Roberts

Broadway belter BECKY GULSVIG returns to Showbiz Chicago to discuss playing Beverley Bass, American Airlines [...] The post Interview with <em>Come From Away</em> star BECKY GULS…

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Sunday, July 21, 2019

Ghostlight Records Releases BE MORE CHILL: Original Broadway Cast Recording 2 Disc CD by Michael J. Roberts

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS has announced that Be More Chill: Original Broadway Cast Recording two-disc CD set is now available [...] The post Ghostlight Records Releases <em>BE MORE CHILL: …

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Friday, July 19, 2019

MICHAEL UNGER NAMED NEW ARTISTIC DIRECTOR AT SKYLIGHT MUSIC THEATRE by Michael J. Roberts

Photo Credit: T. Charles Erickson Skylight Music Theatre today announced that Michael Unger will become [...] The post <em>MICHAEL UNGER</em> NAMED NEW ARTISTIC DIRECTOR AT SKYLI…

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Monday, July 15, 2019

First Folio’s Shakespeare-under-the-Stars Presents HENRY V Through Aug 18 by Michael J. Roberts

Ending its 23rd season outdoors, First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83.) presents HENRY V for its classic [...] The post First Folio’s Shakespeare-unde…

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Complete Casting Announced For Chicago Premiere of Tony Award® Best Play Winner OSLO by Michael J. Roberts

TimeLine Theatre Company and Broadway In Chicago are pleased to announce complete casting for Tony [...] The post Complete Casting Announced For Chicago Premiere of Tony Award® Best Play W…

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Broadway In Chicago Announces Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live: The Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour Exclusive Engagement by Michael J. Roberts

Broadway In Chicago and Alternaversal LLC are pleased to announce Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live: [...] The post Broadway In Chicago Announces <em>Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live:…

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Monday, July 8, 2019

Tix On Sale July 15 for Greenhouse Theater’s Midwest Premiere of MIDSUMMER (A PLAY WITH SONGS) by Michael J. Roberts

Greenhouse Theater Center and Proxy Theatre are delighted to announce that the Midwest premiere of the musical comedy MIDSUMMER (A [...] The post Tix On Sale July 15 for Greenhouse Thea…

SOURCE: showbizchicago.com at 05:42AM
Thursday, July 4, 2019

Broadway In Chicago Announces LES MISÉRABLES Digital Lottery by Michael J. Roberts

Broadway In Chicago is delighted to announce there will be a digital lottery for Cameron [...] The post Broadway In Chicago Announces <em>LES MISÉRABLES</em> Digital Lottery app…

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Monday, July 1, 2019

INTERVIEW WITH ‘CATS’ STAR KERI RENÉ FULLER by Michael J. Roberts

KERI RENÉ FULLER discusses recreating the iconic role of Grizabella for new North American Tour [...] The post INTERVIEW WITH ‘CATS’ STAR KERI RENÉ FULLER appeared first on Showbiz Chi…

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Interview with LES MISÉRABLES’ CAITLIN FINNIE by Michael J. Roberts

Northwestern alum CAITLIN FINNIE (Cosette understudy) takes us beyond the barricade and into the rehearsal [...] The post Interview with LES MISÉRABLES’ CAITLIN FINNIE appeared first on S…

SOURCE: showbizchicago.com at 09:36PM
Monday, June 10, 2019

Nominations for the 2019 American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards® by Michael J. Roberts

Nominations for the 2019 American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards® Presented by The Broadway League and [...] The post Nominations for the 2019 American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards® appeared…

SOURCE: showbizchicago.com at 01:54PM

Cromer Delivers A Complex and Moving NEXT TO NORMAL by Michael J. Roberts

Few modern day musicals are as complex in their storytelling as Tom Kitt and Brian [...] The post Cromer Delivers A Complex and Moving <em>NEXT TO NORMAL</em> appeared first on S…

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American Theatre Wing’s 73rd Annual Tony Award® Winners by Michael J. Roberts

Host James Corden, center, and casts of Best Musical Nominees at the 73rd annual Tony [...] The post American Theatre Wing’s 73rd Annual Tony Award® Winners appeared first on Showbiz Chic…

SOURCE: showbizchicago.com at 01:54PM

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