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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Gary Griffin Helmed “FUN HOME” Extends at Victory Gardens Theater by Michael J. Roberts

Victory Gardens Theater announces the extension of the first show of its 43rd season, Fun Home, with music written [...]

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Friday, October 20, 2017

Casting Announced for Black Button Eyes’ NEVERMORE ­ The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe – January 5 – 28, 2017 at The E by Michael J. Roberts

Black Button Eyes Productions is pleased to announce casting for its Chicago premiere musical NEVERMORE – The Imaginary [...]

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Showbiz Nation LIVE! Episode Guest: Director/Conductor Andreas Mitisek 2007 by Michael J. Roberts

Director Andreas Mitisek discusses Chicago Opera Theatre’s production of Gian Carlo Menotti’s “The Consul”. Andreas [...]

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The Gift Theatre Presents the World Premiere of A SWELL IN THE GROUND Oct. 13- Dec. 10 by Michael J. Roberts

The Gift Theatre concludes its 2017 season with the world premiere of Janine Nabers’ time-hopping love story A [...]

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Pivot Arts Presents the World Premiere of DON’T LOOK BACK/MUST LOOK BACK by Michael J. Roberts

Pivot Arts is pleased to present the world premiere of DON’T LOOK BACK/MUST LOOK BACK, a site-specific [...]

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CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY LATE NIGHT WRITERS ROOM Returns To Greenhouse Theater Center by Michael J. Roberts

The sell-out hit CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY LATE NIGHT WRITERS ROOM has added two new performance dates: Friday, October [...]

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Orlando Philharmonic Symphony Storytime Series Brings Favorite Children’s Classics To Life by Michael J. Roberts

The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra announces the Symphony Storytime Series presented by Orlando Health and Arnold [...]

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Rehearsals Begin For Steppenwolf’s World Premiere of Anna D. Shapiro Helmed “The Minutes” by Tracy Letts by Michael J. Roberts

 Rehearsals have begun for Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s highly anticipated world premiere of The Minutes by Pulitzer Prize and [...]

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Friday, October 13, 2017


Canada’s 3x JUNO (Canada’s Grammy) nominees/3x CFMA winning ambassadors of musical diversity, Sultans of String, have expanded the traditional notion of Christmas [...]

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Firebrand Theatre Inaugural Production of “LIZZIE” runs Nov 11 – Dec 17 at The Den by Michael J. Roberts

Firebrand Theatre, the first musical theatre company committed to employing and empowering women by expanding opportunities [...]

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Showbiz Nation LIVE! Episode Guest: Magician STEPHEN HANTHORN by Michael J. Roberts

Magician Stephen Hanthorn discusses this upcoming show “The Best Magic Show” at IO Theater. Stephen [...]

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Broadway In Chicago Announces Waitress’ Eric Anderson To Join Broadway-Bound “Pretty Woman” Musical by Michael J. Roberts

Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce Eric Anderson joins the cast of PRETTY WOMAN: THE [...]

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Steppenwolf Heartfelt Tribute to Influential and Beloved Chicago Cultural Leader in Public Memorial Event, October 9 by Michael J. Roberts

Steppenwolf Theatre Company hosted a warm and heartfelt public memorial celebrating the remarkable life and [...]

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Gene Weygandt, Suzzanne Douglas Shuffle Off to Drury Lane Theatre’s “42nd Street” by Michael J. Roberts

Drury Lane Theatre continues its 2017-2018 season with 42nd Street, with music by Harry Warren, lyrics by Al Dubin, book by Michael [...]

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Milwaukee Rep’s “MURDER FOR TWO” Begins Performaces Nov. 10 in The Stackner Cabaret by Michael J. Roberts

Milwaukee Repertory Theater  presents Murder for Two, a hilarious murder mystery with 13 roles played by only [...]

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First Floor Theater Presents World Premiere of “TWO MILE HOLLOW” Oct 8-Nov. 4 @ The Den by Michael J. Roberts

First Floor Theater open its sixth season with the world premiere of Leah Nanako Winkler’s explosive satire of [...]

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Northlight Theatre to honor actor Harry Lennix with Speak Up! Award by Michael J. Roberts

Northlight Theatre will honor actor Harry Lennix with the 2017 Speak Up! Award at the Theatre’s premier fundraising event, “Staging the [...]

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New Colony’s World Premiere of “PUNK” plays through Nov. 5 by Michael J. Roberts

The New Colony concludes its 2017 Season with the world premiere of Michael Allen Harris’ prison drama PUNK, co-directed [...]

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Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution extended at Illinois Holocaust Museum through January 7, 2018 by Michael J. Roberts

“ENCORE! ENCORE!”  In response to visitor demand, Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center will extend its [...]

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The New Colony’s Founders & Co-Artistic Directors Andrew Hobgood and Evan Linder To Step Down by Michael J. Roberts

The New Colony announced today that Founding Members and Co-Artistic Directors Andrew Hobgood and Evan Linder will step down in [...]

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Broken Nose Theatre Announces Full 2018 Line-Up by Michael J. Roberts

Broken Nose Theatre is pleased to announce a full line-up for 2018, featuring three world premiere [...]

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Sunday, October 8, 2017

The Orlando Philharmonic Kicks Off It’s Pops Series With Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute To The Beatles by Michael J. Roberts

The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra kicks off its Pops Series with James Owens presents Classical Mystery Tour: [...]

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Other Theatre’s World Premiere of THE MAKING OF A MODERN FOLK HERO plays through Oct 29 at Chicago Dramatists by Michael J. Roberts

 Other Theatre, in association with Chicago Dramatists’ Grafting Project, is pleased to launch its 4th season with [...]

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Court Theatre extends “Five Guys Named Moe” Through Oct. 15 by Michael J. Roberts

Court Theatre, under the continuing leadership of Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director, and [...]

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Hell in a Handbag Productions Celebrates 15 Years of Fabulous with Annual Benefit “QUINCEAÑERA” by Michael J. Roberts

Hell in a Handbag Productions is turning 15 – so what better way to celebrate than to [...]

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SHOWBIZ NATION LIVE! Interview with Playwright/Poet/Performer MARC BAMUTHI JOSEPH by Michael J. Roberts

Marc Bamuthi Joseph discusses his multi-disciplinary performance piece /peh-LO-tah/ – a futbol framed freedom suite… [...]

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Broadway In Chicago Announces “PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL” Pre-Broadway World Premiere by Michael J. Roberts

Broadway In Chicago and Producer Paula Wagner are thrilled to announce a new musical based on one of the most beloved [...]

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Broken Nose Theatre Announces New Company Members & Artistic Associates by Michael J. Roberts

As it embarks on its sixth season, Broken Nose Theatre is pleased to announce a major expansion [...]

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Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group Celebrates 40th Anniversary in October by Michael J. Roberts

The Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group, Inc (SWRG), a collection of iconic American steakhouses headquartered in Boston, MA, is [...]

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Photo Spotlight: Milwaukee Reps “GUYS AND DOLLS” Runs Through Oct. 29 by Michael J. Roberts

Named the “Greatest musical of all time” by Entertainment Weekly, Guys and Dolls is led by Emma Rose Brooks (Antonia [...]

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Monday, September 18, 2017

STOMP Returns To The Paramount Theatre For One Show Only Nov. 1 by Michael J. Roberts

STOMP, the international percussion sensation, will return to Aurora’s Paramount Theatre for one show only, Wednesday, [...]

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