Thursday, March 30, 2023

Video: Watch Martin Short Sing a CHICAGO Parody in New SCHMIGADOON! Clip

Watch the new preview video from the season premiere of Schmigadoon, in which Martin Short returns as a mysterious Leprechaun to pass on a message to Josh (Keegan-Michael Key) and Melissa (C…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 03:18PM

The Understudy Opens a New Chapter for Chicago Bookstores by American Theatre Editors

The new bookstore and café aims to fill a niche for theatre-loving readers, book-loving stage folks, and anyone else who's been missing a sense of community.

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Guineverean legend by Albert Williams

Idle Muse Theatre Company’s The Last Queen of Camelot, scripted and directed by Idle Muse artistic director Evan M. Jackson, plays like an Arthurian fantasy graphic novel come to life. Jac…

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Out in orbit by Dan Jakes

Originally developed by the Philadelphia-based Pig Iron Theatre Company in 2015, this queer adventure drag alt-comedy feels both like a natural fit for Hell in a Handbag Productions and a re…

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Soviet slapstick by Emily McClanathan

Heading into opening night of Dying for It at Artistic Home, I wasn’t sure what to expect from Moira Buffini’s adaptation of The Suicide, a 1928 satire by Soviet playwright Nikolai Erdma…

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A perfect nightmare by Amanda Finn

Like the people in the allegorical Tower of Babel, the citizens of Jacqueline Goldfinger’s futuristic Babel are seeking oneness. The kind of oneness that mankind has never reasonably come …

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Bianca Marroquín Will Return to 54 Below With Where You Are by Andrew Gans

The Chicago favorite will be joined by music director Dan Micciche for an in-person and live streamed concert.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:42AM

Video: Olivia Holt Is Getting Ready to Make Her Broadway Debut in CHICAGO

The Broadway musical Chicago will welcome actress and singer Olivia Holt making her Broadway debut in the role of Roxie Hart beginning Monday, April 10 at the Ambassador Theatre. In this vid…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 10:24AM
Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Robert Falls: Letting Go of the Goodman by American Theatre Editors

After stepping down from the helm of the Chicago theatre he ran for 36 years, he's directing---what else?---Chekhov's 'The Cherry Orchard.'

SOURCE: American Theatre at 09:37PM

Photos: Olivia Holt Meets the Press Ahead of Broadway Debut in CHICAGO

See photos of Olivia Holt meeting the press ahead of her Broadway debut in Chicago!

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Female Troubles to Make World Premiere at Chicago's Goodman Theatre in 2024 by Leah Putnam

The regional theatre has announced three world premieres and four Chicago premieres for its upcoming season.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:24PM

Dance Top 5: April 2023 by Sharon Hoyer

April features ABT and an array of leading Chicago companies in full bloom.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Harper Lee’s "To Kill a Mockingbird" | Aug. 15 - 27, 2023 by The Kennedy Center All rise for Academy Award® winner Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer …

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‘Chicago’ breaks house record again as overall box office slides by Caitlin Hornik

For the second time this month, “Chicago” has had its highest-grossing non-holiday week. In Jinkx Monsoon’s final slate of performances as Matron “Mama” Morton, the production earn…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 04:41PM

Broadway Grosses Analysis: Chicago Says Goodbye to Jinkx Monsoon With Highest-Grossing Non-Holiday Week by Logan Culwell-Block

The RuPaul's Drag Race winner sashayed away from the long-running revival March 26.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:32PM
Monday, March 27, 2023

‘Good Night, Oscar’: Tony nomination #3 for playwright Doug Wright? by Sam Eckmann

The American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) announced that “Good Night, Oscar” by Doug Wright is a finalist for their 2023 Harold and Mimi Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award. This prize h…

SOURCE: Gold Derby at 06:00PM

WNO's "Blue" | Mar. 22 - 25, 2023 by The Kennedy Center How do you protect a child born into danger? “Best New Opera of 2020” (The Music Critics Association of North America) Music by …

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CHICAGO Has Best Non-Holiday Performance Week In the Show's 26 Year History

Chicago, Broadway’s longest running American Musical, had its highest grossing non-holiday performance week in the show’s 26-year history.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 04:06PM
Sunday, March 26, 2023

RuPaul’s Drag Race Winner Jinkx Monsoon Ends Run in Broadway's Chicago March 26 by Andrew Gans

The record-breaking, Tony-winning revival continues at the Ambassador.

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Saturday, March 25, 2023

Review: Lyric Opera’s rich Chicago mashup ‘Proximity’ takes on gun violence, loneliness and climate change. It’s a lot. by Michael Phillips

Opera’s future needs more than its past. Lyric Opera's world premiere "Proximity," a stimulating mashup of three different one-act works, is Chicago's latest proof.

SOURCE: Chicago Tribune Subscription at 08:01PM

Video: Watch Jinkx Monsoon Sing CHICAGO's 'I Am My Own Best Friend' and More with ELLE

Watch Jinkx Monsoon sing musical theatre classics in a game of song association with ELLE!

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 01:18PM

See Jinkx Monsoon Sing 'I Am My Own Best Friend' From Chicago, Plus Other Theatre Classics by Meg Masseron

The Chicago star sang a snippet from the musical for a song-association game with Vogue.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:12PM
Friday, March 24, 2023

Transformation and Transfiguration: A Review of The Life and Death(s) of Alan Turing at Chicago Opera Theater by Dennis Polkow

British mathematician Alan Turing, who is the father of computer science, was primarily publicly remembered for being convicted of “gross indecency” for homosexual acts and was subject t…

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HEROES OF THE FOURTH TURNING, CHICAGO & More - Check Out This Week's Top Stage Mags

Take a look at this week's top Stage Mags including Chicago, Hotel Cassiopeia, and Heroes of the Fourth Turning!

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 01:18PM

Revivals, Recreations or Revisals... by JK

I'm old enough to remember a time when revivals of classic shows were near exact duplicates of the original. Think Carol Channing in Hello, Dolly! re-staged every few years to match Gower Ch…

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Thursday, March 23, 2023

Some Like It Hot Director Casey Nicholaw Will Join March 23 Performance as Last-Minute Understudy by Logan Culwell-Block

The Tony winning director-choreographer will play Chicago gangster Spats Colombo, Nicholaw's first Broadway performance in 21 years.

SOURCE: Playbill at 07:12PM

Fire sale by Dmitry Samarov

What does material success look like to young people in 2023? Is it possible to attain the lifestyle they see in 80s TV shows? Is that something to aspire to? A talented Neo-Futurist troupe …

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The pain of history by Sheri Flanders

I cannot recommend this play without caveats. At least to Black people.  Now, don’t get me wrong, it’s not a bad play. As a matter of fact, it’s a very good play. It’s clever, well-…

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Interactive inclusivity by Kimzyn Campbell

Filament Theatre’s Think Fast, Jordan Chase!, written by Sonia Goldberg and directed by Jamal Howard, is full of plot twists which weave in and out of schoolyard and fantasy. Addressing di…

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Beckettian summit by Jack Helbig

Dame Peggy Ashcroft considered the role of Winnie in Samuel Beckett’s notoriously difficult Happy Days a “summit part,” one of those roles, like Hamlet or King Lear, that tests an acto…

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Utopia for two by Marissa Oberlander

Promethean Theatre’s world premiere of local playwright Trina Kakacek’s two-act dramedy, directed by Anna C. Bahow, is a unique and meaty thought experiment that would benefit from some …

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