Thursday, April 18, 2024

Glee Star Matthew Morrison Heads Cast of Chicago in Japan Beginning April 18 by Andrew Gans

The Tony nominee is playing slick lawyer Billy Flynn in the John Kander-Fred Ebb-Bob Fosse musical.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:02AM
Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Demented bordello by Marissa Oberlander

My first visit to Trap Door Theatre did not disappoint, from the hidden alley entrance to the immediate sense of time travel and disorientation upon entry. For the last show of its 30th anni…

SOURCE: chicagoreader.com at 01:17PM

Time travel, Babes With Blades style by Kimzyn Campbell

What is better than a time travel play? Not much. A rare species in itself, it can only be improved upon by something equally awesome—like centering women, impeccable stage combat, and a r…

SOURCE: chicagoreader.com at 12:59PM

Mazurkas of memory by Kerry Reid

Hershey Felder first played Frédéric Chopin at the now-closed Royal George Theatre in 2005—one of several solo shows about great composers that Felder has created over the years (he’s …

SOURCE: chicagoreader.com at 12:42PM

Video: Jinkx Monsoon Is an Audrey for the Ages

In this video, watch as Jinkx Monsoon chats more about her take on Audrey, rejoining the cast of Chicago later this year, and so much more!

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 12:36PM

Children will listen by Matt Simonette

It’s tempting to start a review of Beyond the Garden Gate with a comment like, “The fairy tales I grew up with were never like this.” But let’s face it: The fairy tales we grew up wi…

SOURCE: chicagoreader.com at 12:25PM

Cast Complete for Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Musical, Starring J. Harrison Ghee, Tom Hewitt, Sierra Boggess by Andrew Gans

Rob Ashford will direct the world premiere from Jason Robert Brown and Taylor Mac at Chicago's Goodman Theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:18PM

Hat trick by Dan Jakes

Forgetting a hookup’s name? Bad. Forgetting your spouse’s name? So bad it requires Old Testament intervention.   Hetchman (Scott Danielson) is on a mission to find his lost partner (Da…

SOURCE: chicagoreader.com at 11:43AM

Spies like us by Jack Helbig

Written and directed by Grant Batdorff, this satire of spy thrillers for Two Chairs Theatre at the Annoyance begins with a bang: a wry, spot-on parody of those bombastic title sequences popu…

SOURCE: chicagoreader.com at 11:31AM
Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Offscript: Harry Lennix & Ken-Matt Martin Rediscover August Wilson in Chicago by American Theatre Editors

On this Chicago-themed episode, Rob and J.R. talk to the actor-director duo about staging August Wilson's solo play, 'How I Learned What I Learned,' and check in with arts journalist Mike Da…

SOURCE: American Theatre at 02:26PM

CHICAGO “The sharpest, slickest show on the block”, heads to Canberra by Aussie Theatre

Australia’s leading theatre producer John Frost for Crossroads Live today announced that the acclaimed production of one of Australia’s favourite

SOURCE: AussieTheatre.com at 02:17AM
Monday, April 15, 2024

CHICAGO heads to Canberra

The post CHICAGO heads to Canberra appeared first on Australian Arts Review.

SOURCE: artsreview.com.au at 11:06PM
Friday, April 12, 2024

A Mission in the Theater: An Interview with Harry Lennix by Mary Wisniewski

Lennix, known for his work on television’s “The Blacklist” and “Dollhouse” and movies like “The Five Heartbeats” and “Ray,” is a busy man around Chicago these days. He’s …

SOURCE: www.newcitystage.com at 08:00AM
Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Think global, drink local by Cristalle Bowen

Just like families, the places we call home can be chosen.  Athletes feel at home on the field and plenty of entertainers of all types declare they feel most comfortable onstage, which allo…

SOURCE: chicagoreader.com at 05:07PM

Popping an absurdist soap bubble by Kelly Kleiman

Tom Stoppard’s debut 1966 play could be called Waiting for Rosencrantz and Guildenstern: it matches Samuel Beckett’s meditation on the meaninglessness of existence with Shakespeare’s p…

SOURCE: chicagoreader.com at 04:48PM

Cock presents a binary look at complicated queer relationships by Jt Newman

The play Cock, by Mike Bartlett, is ostensibly a show about turning the “all you need is to find a good woman” narrative for gay men on its head. Set in one apartment, the characters, Jo…

SOURCE: chicagoreader.com at 03:59PM

Video: Robyn Hurder Is Painting the Town in CHICAGO

In this video, as Robyn chats more about her new gig in Broadway's Chicago.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 02:24PM

Broadway Who's Who: Gregg Edelman by JK

Gregg Edelman is one of an increasingly rare breed - the working Broadway actor. In a career spanning more than 40 years, he's really done it all: ensemble work, supporting roles, leading ro…

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 06:36AM
Tuesday, April 9, 2024

‘Jaja’s African Hair Braiding’ will launch national tour by Michael Abourizk

The new Jocelyn Bioh play will offer engagements in Berkeley, Chicago and Washington, D.C.

SOURCE: Broadway News Subscription at 04:37PM

‘The Lord Of The Rings’ UK Musical Sets Chicago U.S. Premiere by Greg Evans

The Lord of the Rings musical that opened last year in the UK will stage its U.S. debut in Chicago this July, producers announced today. Based on the books by J.R.R. Tolkien and directed by …

SOURCE: Deadline at 01:54PM

Broadway's Jaja's African Hair Braiding Is Going on Tour by Logan Culwell-Block

The Manhattan Theatre Club production of Jocelyn Bioh's play will travel to Washington, D.C.; California's Bay Area; and Chicago.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:32PM

THE LORD OF THE RINGS - A Musical Tale to Have US Premiere This Summer

Paul Hart's production of THE LORD OF THE RINGS – A Musical Tale will make its U.S. Premiere this summer at The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Learn more about the show!

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 01:06PM

Jaja's African Hair Braiding Will Be Produced in Three Regional Hubs Across the US by Hayley Levitt

Jaja's African Hair Braiding, which had an extended Broadway run with Manhattan Theatre Club in fall 2023, will travel to three theatrical hubs across the country. Performances begin Septemb…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 01:06PM

Ali Louis Bourzgui (‘The Who’s Tommy’) on making his Broadway debut with ‘one of the hardest characters I’ve ever come into’ [Exclusive Vi by David Buchanan

“I had heard the album,” shares actors Ali Louis Bourzgui about “Tommy,” the 1969 concept album by The Who that inspired the Broadway musical of the same name. The actor stars in the…

SOURCE: Gold Derby at 12:30PM

Spongebob Squarepants by Michael Portantiere

Original Cast, 2017 (Masterworks Broadway) The Spongebob Squarepants album — recorded following the Chicago tryout, before most of the cast transferred to Broadway — succeeds largely thr…

SOURCE: castalbumreviews.com at 11:27AM

A SPRINKLING OF SUGAR by Ron Fassler

Robert Morse as Jerry/Daphne and Tony Roberts as Joe/Josephine in “Sugar” (1972). Photo by Martha Swope.April 9, 2024: Theatre Yesterday and Today, by Ron Fassler. Fifty-two years ago …

SOURCE: ronfassler.medium.com at 06:55AM
Monday, April 8, 2024

Cappies Review: ‘Chicago’ at Quince Orchard High School by News Desk (organization-Submitted Press Release)

Whether attempting to save one’s own life from a death sentence, become a famous vaudevillian performer, or both at the same time, there’s only one question to be asked: how can one pres…

SOURCE: mdtheatreguide.com at 12:58PM

Bianca Marroquín and NaTasha Yvette Williams Return to Broadway's Chicago Starting April 8 by Andrew Gans

The long-running, Tony-winning revival continues at the Ambassador Theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:12AM
Sunday, April 7, 2024

DEATH BECOMES HER Finishes Rehearsals Prior to Chicago Run

Death Becomes Her has shared a photo of the company on the final day of rehearsals prior to the Chicago run!

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 12:12PM
Friday, April 5, 2024

The Who’s Tommy **** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward April 5, 2024: Technology and the political zeitgeist have caught up with The Who’s Tommy, rendering the rock opera even more timely than during its initial release. T…

SOURCE: theaterlife at 03:37PM

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2023-2024 BROADWAY SEASON
May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards