Saturday, November 26, 2022

Digging Deep Into Empathy With "Downstate" by Jan Simpson

Bruce Norris has a knack for making people uncomfortable.  His 2006 play The Pain and the Itch featured a 4-year-old with a genital rash, a metaphor for her family’s dysfunction that call…

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Wednesday, November 23, 2022

A Christmas Carol 2022 | Audience Testimonials | On Stage Through Dec. 31 | Goodman Theatre by Goodman Theatre

"It doesn't really feel like Christmastime until we come to see [A CHRISTMAS CAROL]." Audiences like you are celebrating 45 years of Holiday Magic. Make your own memories by getting tickets …

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Mosque4Mosque upends stereotypes by Boutayna Chokrane

Mosque4Mosque is not a monolithic representation of the Arab American Muslim experience, and perhaps that’s exactly the point.  Written by Omer Abbas Salem and directed by Sophiyaa Nayar,…

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Apartheid and Antigone by Sheri Flanders

Exquisitely paced and intellectually explosive, The Island at Court Theatre is a profoundly moving work of art. From the first moment, this production (directed by Gabrielle Randle-Bent, Cou…

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A Steadfast seasonal favorite by Kimzyn Campbell

It begins festively enough with a giant advent calendar revealing hints of the story to come. Some symbols are cheering, like wreaths and a violin. But others are mysterious—why a […] Th…

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Elf off the shelf by Jack Helbig

Like much that passes for entertainment during the holiday season, this 2010 musical, based on the 2003 movie, lives on the infinitely thin line between charm and utter stupidity. The […] …

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A mixed quartet by Kerry Reid

Theatre Above the Law’s sampler platter of four one-acts from the late 19th and early 20th centuries (most of them seldom produced) offers mixed results. The opening piece, A Dollar […] …

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What’s new, pussy cat? by Catey Sullivan

At 25 years old, The Lion King has been seen by more than 110 million people and played every continent but Antarctica. Between global warming and ticket demand, it’s probably […] The po…

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Wake Up With BWW 11/23: DRAG RACE's Jinkx Monsoon to Join CHICAGO, and More!

Top stories include Drag Race star Jinkx Monsoon playing Matron 'Mama' Morton in Chicago on Broadway next year! Plus, we took you inside rehearsal for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, and…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 05:05AM
Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Jinkx Monsoon to make Broadway debut in ‘Chicago’ for limited run by Caitlin Hornik

Actor, vocalist, drag queen and two-time “RuPaul’s Drag Race” winner Jinkx Monsoon will take on the role of Matron “Mama” Morton in “Chicago,” marking her Broadway debut. Monso…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 05:42PM

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race‘ Winner Jinkx Monsoon To Make Broadway Debut In ’Chicago’ by Greg Evans

Jinkx Monsoon, a two-time winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race, will make her Broadway debut this January as Matron ‘Mama’ Morton in the long-running Chicago. Monsoon’s eight-week engagement…

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Odds & Ends: Brandy to Return to the Role of Cinderella by Lindsey Sullivan

Here's a quick roundup of stories you might have missed. Brandy to Reprise Role as Cinderella  Brandy Norwood, who appeared in Broadway's Chicago, is returning to the role of Cinderel…

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Jinkx Monsoon to Play Matron "Mama" Morton in Chicago on Broadway

The iconic drag queen will make her Broadway debut in the long-running musical this January.

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RuPaul’s Drag Race Winner Jinkx Monsoon to Join Chicago on Broadway by Lindsey Sullivan

Chicago will welcome two-time RuPaul’s Drag Race winner Jinkx Monsoon in the role of Matron "Mama" Morton beginning on January 16, 2023. She will make her Broadway debut in a limited engag…

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RuPaul’s Drag Race Winner Jinkx Monsoon Will Make Broadway Debut in Chicago by Andrew Gans

The hit production recently celebrated 26 years on Broadway.

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DRAG RACE's Jinkx Monsoon Will Play Matron 'Mama' Morton in CHICAGO Next Year

The Broadway company of Chicago will welcome actress, vocalist, and two-time “RuPaul's Drag Race” winner Jinkx Monsoon in the role of “Matron 'Mama' Morton”, beginning Monday, Jan…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 10:09AM
Monday, November 21, 2022

Lana Gordon rejoins Broadway’s ‘Chicago’ as Velma Kelly by Caitlin Hornik

“Chicago” alum Lana Gordon is set to return to the Broadway company during the Nov. 21 performance of the musical at the Ambassador Theatre. Gordon takes over the role of Velma Kelly fro…

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Lana Gordon Returns to Broadway's Chicago as Velma Kelly by Lindsey Sullivan

Broadway's long-running musical Chicago will welcome back Lana Gordon as Velma Kelly beginning on November 21. The Tony-winning revival plays at the Ambassador Theatre. In addition to Chic…

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Hadestown's Lana Gordon Returns to Broadway's Tony-Winning Revival of Chicago November 21 by Andrew Gans

The hit production recently celebrated 26 years on Broadway.

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Lana Gordon Returns to CHICAGO Tonight

The Broadway company of Chicago will welcome back Lana Gordon in the role of “Velma Kelly” beginning tonight, Monday, November 21, 2022.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 09:35AM

The Pride of the Play: A Review of The Lion King at Broadway in Chicago by Dennis Polkow

In the case of Disney’s “The Lion King,” designer/director Julie Taymor’s revolutionary stage production continues to have a life of its own across a twenty-five-year existence.

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Review: ‘The Lion King’ is back in Chicago in top form, still working its magic from that first moment on the savanna by Chris Jones

Despite being 25 years old on Broadway and outlasting the childhoods of my kids, “The Lion King” still manages to amaze adults and children with its level of spectacle.

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Saturday, November 19, 2022

‘Chicago’ at the National is as splendiferous as ever by Kendall Mostafavi

Kander and Ebb’s Chicago is one of those timeless shows that falls under the category of: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”  Originally directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse, C…

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Friday, November 18, 2022

Theatre Review: ‘Chicago’ at the National Theatre by Liz Ruth-Brinegar

“Chicago” is now playing at National Theatre in the 25th Anniversary Tour of the 1996 Broadway revival. While I was deeply impressed with the phenomenal dancers and vocalists, I was left…

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Downstate **** by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter November 18, 2022: In Downstate, Bruce Norris’s invigoratingly provocative new play at Playwrights Horizons—previously seen at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre and…

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Thursday, November 17, 2022

A death in the family by Amanda Finn

Death is an often unwelcome teacher. It descends into our lives suddenly, without warning, or takes its sweet time. No matter when it finds us, Grief is right behind Death, […] The post A …

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She sees you, white American theater by Kerry Reid

Alice Childress’s Trouble in Mind made its off-Broadway debut in 1955, but it never made the leap to the Great White Way (emphasis most definitely on “White”). The white producers [……

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It’s the holidays, what Chicago shows should I see? A few critic’s picks for the season by Chris Jones

Maybe you want a big downtown musical ("Lion King") or you have your own annual favorite ("The Nutcracker"). But there are always new holiday shows to try (Manual Cinema). Read on.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Tony Winner Michele Pawk & Michael Wartella Join Wicked on Broadway by Caitlin Moynihan

Welcome to Oz! Tony winner Michele Pawk and Michael Wartella are set to join Wicked on Broadway. Pawk will take on the role of Madame Morrible beginning on December 12. She is replacing Sha…

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With this new play, the price of salt in Evanston commands sudden attention in New York by Chris Jones

A new, off-Broadway play titled “Evanston Salt Costs Climbing” by The New Group is making winters in the Chicago suburb topical elsewhere.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Bardfoolery by Kimzyn Campbell

Reminiscent of Shakespeare’s first play The Two Gentlemen of Verona, the new Shakespeare-inspired comedy titled Malapert Love by first-time playwright Siah Berlatsky would make the bard pr…

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