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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.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Thursday, June 6, 2019

Marriott Theatre’s Midwest Premiere of DARLENE GRENADINE Runs June 26- Aug 10 by Michael J. Roberts

With its surprising melding of off-beat, whimsical humor and serious themes of denial and loss, [...] The post Marriott Theatre’s Midwest Premiere of <em>DARLENE GRENADINE</em>…

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Broadway In Chicago Announces Tix For COME FROM AWAY On Sale May 31 by Michael J. Roberts

Broadway In Chicago is delighted to announce that individual tickets for the national tour of [...] The post Broadway In Chicago Announces Tix For <em>COME FROM AWAY</em> On Sale…

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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Interview with ‘STACHE Bandmembers RYAN SCHOONOVER & JAY PULLANO by Michael J. Roberts

STACHE band members Ryan Schoonover (lead vocalist) and Jay Pullano (rhythm guitar/vocals) discuss the groups [...] The post Interview with <em>‘STACHE</em> Bandmembers RYAN SC…

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Friday, May 24, 2019

INTERVIEW with Broadway Star MAX VON ESSEN by Michael J. Roberts

Tony Award Nominee MAX VON ESSEN discusses his critically hailed performances as Marvin in the [...] The post INTERVIEW with Broadway Star MAX VON ESSEN appeared first on Showbiz Chicago.

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Monday, May 13, 2019

Broadway In Chicago Announces FOUR CHORDS AND A GUN Digital Lottery by Michael J. Roberts

Broadway In Chicago Broadway is delighted to announce there will be a digital lottery and [...] The post Broadway In Chicago Announces <em>FOUR CHORDS AND A GUN</em> Digital Lott…

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Saturday, May 11, 2019

INTERVIEW WITH CHOREOGRAPHER MARLIES YEARBY by Michael J. Roberts

Original RENT choreographer Marlies Yearby discusses early versions of the legendary musical, her collaboration with [...] The post INTERVIEW WITH CHOREOGRAPHER MARLIES YEARBY appeared first…

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Download Andrew Lippa’s New Musical THE MAN IN THE CEILING From Ghostlight Records by Michael J. Roberts

Ghostlight Records has announced that the new musical The Man in the Ceiling – with music and lyrics [...] The post Download Andrew Lippa’s New Musical THE MAN IN THE CEILING From Gho…

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24th Annual Merritt Awards To Be Held May 13th @ Columbia College by Michael J. Roberts

The 24th Annual Merritt Awards for Excellence in Design and Collaboration will take place on Monday, May [...] The post 24th Annual Merritt Awards To Be Held May 13th @ Columbia College ap…

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ABOUT FACE YOUTH THEATRE’S WORLD PREMIERE OF 20/20 Runs July 12-28 by Michael J. Roberts

The About Face Youth Theatre Ensemble is pleased to present the world premiere of 20/20, an exhilarating dive into [...] The post ABOUT FACE YOUTH THEATRE’S WORLD PREMIERE OF <em>…

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Cirque du Soleil’s Presents City With Public Art Projections Inspired by VOLTA by Michael J. Roberts

Cirque du Soleil, in celebration of its latest production, VOLTA, which starts performances in Chicago May [...] The post Cirque du Soleil’s Presents City With Public Art Projections Insp…

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Broadway In Chicago Announces Eighth Annual Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards Recipients by Michael J. Roberts

In celebration of outstanding achievement in high school musical theatre performances, Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to [...] The post Broadway In Chicago Announces <em>Eighth Annu…

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

INTERVIEW WITH 2019 IHSMTA NOMINEES BRIDEY COSTELLO & MITCHELL BARRETT by Michael J. Roberts

2019 Illinois HIgh School Musical Theatre Awards Nominees BRIDEY COSTELLO (Margo in York Community High [...] The post INTERVIEW WITH 2019 IHSMTA NOMINEES BRIDEY COSTELLO & MITCHELL BARR…

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