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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Podcast with Ocala Civic Theatre’s Executive Director MARY BRITT by Michael Roberts

Podcast with Ocala Civic Theatre Executive Director MARY BRITT MARY BRITT discusses her tenure as Executive Director of the Ocala Civic Theatre, including the organization’s 65 year hi…

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“Spooky Boobs: A Gorilla Tango Burlesque Cabaret” performs one night only, Friday, October 31, 2014 at 10:30pm. by Michael Roberts

Come join the Gorilla Tango Burlesque Geek Girls as they pay a spooky burlesque tribute to all things Halloween – they’ll scare the shirt right off you! “Spooky Boobs: A Go…

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Redmoon and the City of Chicago present inaugural GREAT CHICAGO FIRE FESTIVAL Celebrating the City’s Renewal After 1871 by Michael Roberts

Redmoon, Chicago’s 24-year-old theater company known for “Spectacle Art” and free summertime community performances, partners with the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affair…

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

MCA and CHF | Thornton, Maddin, González, and Waller by Michael Roberts

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago’s participation in the Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF) is part of a long-standing partnership between the organizations. MCA is proud to co-present…

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AMERICAN BLUES THEATRE ANNOUNCES CASTS AND PRODUCTION TEAMS FOR THE CHICAGO PREMIERE OF YANKEE TAVERN AND THE TONY-AWARD WINNING SIDEMAN by Michael Roberts

Producing Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside and American Blues Theater, Chicago’s second oldest Equity ensemble, are proud to announce the casts for the 2015 productions of Steven …

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JERSEY BOYS is Home at Theatrical Rights Worldwide by Michael Roberts

Theatrical Rights Worldwide (TRW) is proud to announce the acquisition of the most sought after Broadway musical of the century, the Tony Award-winning Best Musical JERSEY BOYS. The show is …

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FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training Awarded $20,000 Grant by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County by Michael Roberts

The FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training today announced that it is the recipient of a $20,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, provided by the Thomas and Lola Se…

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JOHN LAHR, TONY AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR AND FORMER NEW YORKER CRITIC, DISCUSSES THE TEMPESTUOUS PUBLIC AND PRIVATE LIFE OF TENNESSEE WILLIAMS MONDAY, OCT by Michael Roberts

Steppenwolf Theatre Company Artistic Director Martha Lavey engages in conversation with John Lahr about his latest book, Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh in a special one-nigh…

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FIRST FLOOR THEATER Presents MATT & BEN By Mindy Kaling & Brenda Withers Directed by Managing Director Amanda Fink November 16 – December 13 by Michael Roberts

First Floor Theater (FFT) is thrilled to kick off their third season with MATT & BEN, Mindy Kaling & Brenda Withers’ uproarious and irreverent send-up of Matt Damon and B…

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Piccolo Theatre Presents its 14th Annual Holiday Panto – The Love of Three Oranges by Michael Roberts

Piccolo’s annual holiday Panto breaths new life into an old Italian fairy tale, The Love of Three Oranges, by Carlo Gozzi.   Piccolo Theatre Ensemble combines Commedia dell’arte…

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Podcast with Zone Health & Fitness President BEN MARCIANO by Michael Roberts

Podcast with Zone Health & Fitness President, BEN MARCIANO from SHOWBIZ CHICAGO on Vimeo. BEN MARCIANO, President of the recently opened Zone Health and Fitness, discusses this unique ne…

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Monday, September 29, 2014

STEPPENWOLF THEATRE COMPANY BEGINS 2014/15 SUBSCRIPTION SEASON WITH THE NIGHT ALIVE BY CONOR McPHERSON, IN THE DOWNSTAIRS THEATRE, SEPT 18 – NOV 16 by Michael Roberts

Steppenwolf Theatre Company launches its 2014/15 Subscription Season with the Chicago premiere production of The Night Alive by celebrated playwright Conor McPherson. Henry Wishcamper direc…

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West Coast Players Presents BAGGAGE by Sam Bobrick, Nov. 07-23 by Michael Roberts

West Coast Players will present the quirky romantic comedy Baggage by Sam Bobrick November 7-23, 2014. Two difficult single people get their luggage mixed up at the airport. After a very dis…

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Orlando Shakespeare Theater & Holocaust Center to Present THE BEST OF ENEMIES Running Oct. 15- Nov. 16 by Michael Roberts

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF and the Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center of Florida will present The Best of Enemies from October 15 – November 16…

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BLUE MAN GROUP ANNOUNCES OPEN CASTING CALL FOR NEW BLUE MEN AT CHICAGO’S BRIAR STREET THEATRE Casting Call to be Held Tuesday, November 11 from 10 by Michael Roberts

Blue Man Group, the critically hailed theatrical phenomenon, announces the 2014 Blue Man Group open casting call scheduled for Tuesday, November 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Briar Street…

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Route 66 Theatre Company’s Hit Production THE DOWNPOUR Adds Additional Week of Performances Extended Through October 19, 2014 by Michael Roberts

Due to popular demand, Route 66 Theatre Company’s hit world premiere The Downpour, by Caitlin Parrish, directed by Route 66 Theatre Company’s Associate Artistic Director, Erica Weis…

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STEPPENWOLF THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS THE WORLD PREMIERE PRODUCTION OF BROADWAY-BOUND AIRLINE HIGHWAY by Michael Roberts

Steppenwolf Theatre Company continues its 2014/15 subscription season with the world premiere production of Airline Highway, written by Lisa D’Amour (Detroit) and directed by Joe Mantello(…

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Brain Surgeon Theater Announces Ongoing Family Matinee Series by Michael Roberts

Brain Surgeon Theater is pleased to announce an ongoing Family Matinee Series featuring new weekly musicians, improvisers, dance troupes, and teaching artists throughout Fall 2014.Brain Su…

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Hubbard Street + The Second City present the world premiere of The Art of Falling Collaboratively devised production kicks off Season 37 at Hubbard S by Michael Roberts

Hubbard Street Artistic Director Glenn Edgerton; Andrew Alexander, CEO/Executive Producer of The Second City, Inc.; and Kelly Leonard, Executive Vice President of The Second City are excited…

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Back by Popular Demand, Stage 773 Presents the 2nd Annual Holiday Show It’s a Wonderful Santaland Miracle, Nut Cracking Christmas Story… Jews Welc by Michael Roberts

Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont, presents THE holiday show of the season, It’s a Wonderful Santaland Miracle, Nut Cracking Christmas Story… Jews Welcome!, running November 14 through …

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The Hypocrites Critically Acclaimed World Premiere ALL OUR TRAGIC To Return To The Den Theatre in 2015 by Michael Roberts

The Hypocrites are pleased to announce that due to popular demand its critically acclaimed world premiere ALL OUR TRAGIC will make a return engagement June – August, 2015 at its new h…

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Idle Muse Theatre Company’s Jeff Recommended DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE Continues Through Oct. 19 by Michael Roberts

Idle Muse will open its ninth season with Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher and directed by IMTC ensemble member Nathan Pease. This adaptation is a whip- smart and shocking v…

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Dr. Seuss’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! THE MUSICAL Comes To The Chicago Theatre Nov. 20-29 by Michael Roberts

MSG Entertainment is proud to present Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical at The Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State Street, for 17 performances only, with many matinees a…

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OCALA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE SILVER SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTS: “THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME” ON THURSDAY, O by Michael Roberts

The Ocala Symphony Orchestra in partnership with the Silver Springs International Film Festival is excited to present the Hunchback of Notre Dame. The silent film, released in 1923, will be …

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Thursday, September 25, 2014
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

PFP Issues a Call for Entries into the Pride Films and Plays’ Queer Bits Fall Film Festival by Michael Roberts

Pride Films and Plays is accepting LGBT short films seeking their Chicago premieres for Queer Bits Fall Film Festival which will be held on November 10th, 2014 at The Public House Theatre. E…

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Tony Award Winner Donna McKechnie Headlines Simply Sensational: Legends A Benefit for Pride Films and Plays at Stage 773 on October 20. by Michael Roberts

Pride Films and Plays annual fall benefit Simply Sensational: Legends will reach new heights this year when Tony Award Winner Donna McKechnie headlines the event on October 20. WGN’s Dean …

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CHEMICALLY ALTERED AND TELLY LEUNG PRODUCTIONS WILL PRESENT THE NEW MUSICAL SHORT FILM ABOUT HOOK-UP CULTURE “GRIND: THE MOVIE” STARRING ANTHO by Michael Roberts

CHEMICALLY ALTERED and TELLY LEUNG PRODUCTIONS have announced the public premiere of their new musical short film GRIND: THE MOVIE starring Anthony Rapp (If/Then, Rent), Claire Coffee (“G…

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Orlando Shakespeare Theater Partnering with Two Charities For LES MISERABLES Run by Michael Roberts

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF and the cast of LES MISERABLES join with two leading charities, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and Second Harvest Food Bank of Central …

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Tickets to THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at the Dr. Phillips Center On Sale Friday, September 26 at 10 a.m. by Michael Roberts

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, in partnership with Florida Theatrical Association and Broadway Across America, announces that tickets forCameron Mackintosh and Andrew Lloyd…

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