Friday, July 12, 2024

Looking Back on the Legacy of the Court Theatre's Artistic Director Charles Newell by Emily McClanathan

After 30 years leading the Chicago institution, the longtime director will step down.

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‘So Many Truths’: Reflecting on the 2024 TCG Conference by Gabriela

The Theatre Communications Group National Conference in Chicago offered much-needed interconnectedness, resources, and hope to a culture at crossroads.

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Thursday, July 11, 2024

PRETTY WOMAN Is Getting Ready to Walk Down the Streets of Chicago! Meet the Broadway-Bound Cast by BroadwayWorld

From BroadwayWorld's Archive: Before heading to Chicago, the cast met the press yesterday, January 24. Catch up with the full company, including Mitchell, Barks, Kazee, and more!

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You’ve Taken Her Flyers—Now Meet Chelsea Logan, a Member of the Chicago Dance Mob by

If you’ve ever wandered through Midtown, Manhattan you’ve surely encountered a member of the Chicago Dance Mob. You’ll recognize them by their bowler hats and signature manner of distr…

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Hit the Streets of Times Square With the CHICAGO Dance Mob by

That jazz! Correspondent Perry Sook speaks with Chelsea Logan about her exciting role handing out flyers as a member of the CHICAGO Street Team. Get tickets to CHICAGO:…

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Today on Broadway: Thursday, July 11, 2024 by Matt Tamanini

‘Ali’ to Have Pre-Broadway Run in Chicago, A-Listers in New Group’s 2024-25 Season, Matt Predicts What’s Next for Caroline Bowman “Today on Broadway” is a daily, Monday through F…

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Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Alexander Gemignani, Harry Lennix Will Inherit the Wind at the Goodman; Ian Barford, Helen Hunt to Explore Betrayal by Andrew Gans

Christopher Donahue has also joined the 2024-2025 season at the Chicago venue.

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Broadway-bound Muhammad Ali musical will make world premiere in Chicago by Michael Abourizk

The musical, titled “Ali,” chronicles the life of the heavyweight boxing champion.

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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil | Montage | On Stage Through August 11 | Goodman Theatre by Goodman Theatre

MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL has "amazing songs" with "so many memorable performers" (Chicago Reader) and a "truly fabulous performance of Ghee as The Lady Chablis" (Chicago Tribu…

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After 14 Years Away, Laurie Metcalf Is Back in Chicago Leading Little Bear Ridge Road by David Zivan

The new Samuel D. Hunter play was written with the famed actor in mind.

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Ali, New Musical About the Life and Legacy of Muhammad Ali, Will Premiere in Chicago in 2025 by Darryn King

Ali, a new musical celebrating the life and legacy of the heavyweight boxing champion and humanitarian Muhammad Ali, will premiere in Chicago in 2025. The show will begin performances at the…

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Hear From Eddie Redmayne, Schele Williams and More on The Broadway Show by

The Broadway Show is the only nationally syndicated weekly theater television series. The program features Broadway’s biggest stars, exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes access both …

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Muhammad Ali Biomusical Sets Chicago World Premiere by Logan Culwell-Block

Telling the story of the boxing champion and humanitarian, the Broadway-aimed musical features a book by Clint Dyer and score by Teddy Abrams.

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Broadway-Bound ALI Musical Will Premiere in Chicago Next Year

ALI, the new musical celebrating the life and legacy of Muhammad Ali, is set to premiere in Chicago next year, for an out of town run prior to Broadway.

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Breaking Baz: Broadway-Bound ‘Ali’ Musical Gets Set For A Rumble In The Windy City by Baz Bamigboye

Ali, the Broadway-bound musical about boxing titan and 20th century icon Muhammad Ali, who sought to use his fame to champion human rights, is headed for a springtime rumble in Chicago. The …

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Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil brings a funny, juicy spin to the story by Cristalle Bowen

Sex work is hard. As a spectator, I’ve noticed at best it can be filled with perks, and at worst, it’s a thankless, even fatal profession where your humanity is rarely, if ever, consider…

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Reviews: Critics Are Weighing in on New Jason Robert Brown-Taylor Mac Musical Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by Logan Culwell-Block, Andrew Gans

J. Harrison Ghee, Tom Hewitt, and Sierra Boggess lead the Rob Ashford-helmed project at Chicago's Goodman.

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Mrs. Doubtfire Explores Peet's Coffee by Broadwaysf

Mrs. Doubtfire always stops at Peet's Coffee before hitting the stage! ☕ Rob McClure as Mrs. Doubtfire | Video by Michael Coleman --- --- --- MRS. DOUBTFIRE is playing the Orpheum Thea…

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An intense and memorable Romeo & Juliet by Jack Helbig

Usually in productions of Romeo & Juliet, the craziest character in the play is the clever, word-drunk, not-quite-right-in-his-head Mercutio. It is Mercutio, after all, who delivers tha…

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THE LORD OF THE RINGS - A MUSICAL TALE to Transfer to New Zealand This Fall

Chicago Shakespeare Theater's upcoming production of The Lord of the Rings – A Musical Tale will transfer this fall to The Civic Theatre in Auckland, New Zealand.

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BenDeLaCreme and Jinkx Monsoon Announce Return of The Jinkx & DeLa Holiday Show Tour by Darryn King

The writers, actors and RuPaul’s Drag Race alumni BenDeLaCreme and Jinkx Monsoon are bringing their annual holiday show across North America. The Jinkx & DeLa Holiday Show will play 38…

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Monday, July 8, 2024

World Premiere Jason Robert Brown Musical Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Opens in Chicago July 8 by Andrew Gans, Logan Culwell-Block

J. Harrison Ghee, Tom Hewitt, and Sierra Boggess lead the Rob Ashford-helmed project.

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Saturday, July 6, 2024

Leiter Looks at Books by Jk Clarke

Casual notes on show-biz books, memoirs and studies, dust gatherers, and hot-off-the-presses. Book Review by Samuel L. Leiter . . . .  Chris Jones. Bigger, Brighter, Louder: 150 Years of Ch…

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Scenes from GLORIA's Chicago Premiere at Goodman Theatre by BroadwayWorld

From BroadwayWorld's Archive: Gloria by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, is currently running through February 19, 2017, directed by Evan Cabnet, in its Chicago premiere at the Goodman Theatre, starr…

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Friday, July 5, 2024

Get Ready to RIDE THE CYCLONE and Meet the Company! by BroadwayWorld

From BroadwayWorld's Archive: MCC Theater will soon present the New York City premiere of the new musical Ride the Cyclone, which marks just the third musical in MCC's now-iconic 30-year hi…

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Thursday, July 4, 2024

“Clybourne Park”: A Powerful Production of Pulitzer Prize Masterpiece—at Masquers by Lynne Stevens

Bruce Norris Updates “A Raisin in the Sun” with Wit & Wisdom by Lynne Stevens Using Lorraine Hansberry’s classic 1959 play about racial prejudice in Chicago as inspiration, Bruce N…

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Bryant Park Gets Spicier with the Help of CHICAGO's New Leads! by BroadwayWorld

From BroadwayWorld's Archive: The best of Broadway will be performing FREE on six consecutive Thursdays this summer with '106.7 LITE FM's Broadway in Bryant Park 2016' - a lunchtime series t…

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CHICAGO's Roz Ryan Is Good to the Crowd at Stars in the Alley! by BroadwayWorld

From BroadwayWorld's Archive: STARS IN THE ALLEY, presented by United Airlines, took place just last week in Shubert Alley. Hosted by Tony nominee Sean Hayes and Mo Rocca, Broadway's best on…

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