Tag: Dean Richards

Two thumbs WAY up for "Pretty Woman The Musical"

Two thumbs WAY up for "Pretty Woman The Musical"
Hands clapping, heads nodding and a standing ovation greeted the pre-Broadway world premiere of “Pretty Woman The Musical” last night, March 28, at Broadway in Chicago’s Oriental Theatre. Based on the Touchstone Pictures film “Pretty Woman,” written by J.F. Lawton and book by Lawton and the late Garry Marshall, the musical is a foot-stomping romp... Read more »

Chicago International Television Festival to offer screenings, honor industry legends

Chicago International Television Festival to offer screenings, honor industry legends
The Chicago International Television Festival, presented by Cinema/Chicago, will take place March 21st – 23rd at the AMC River East 21 (322 E. Illinois St.) This annual Festival features the best of the best in local, national and international television and will honor WGN’s entertainment reporter Dean Richards, legendary television producer Joe Sedelmaier and Amazon... Read more »

It's All About Chicago Connections as Dennis Farina Leads an All-Star Cast to Open the 47th Chicago International Film Festival!

Cast of "The Last Rites of Joe May" (L to R), Jamie Anne Allman, Dennis Farina, Ian Barford, Gary Cole and writer/director Joe Maggio.
It was a family reunion of sorts for many Chicago actors as they gathered on the Red Carpet for the Opening Night of the 47th Chicago International Film Festival at the Harris Theatre.   Writer/director, Joe Maggio, debuted his latest film (shot on Chicago’s West side),  “The Last Rites of Joe May,”  starring local actor and... Read more »
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World of Chocolate Draws a Sweet Crowd for Charity

The sweetest place to be last week was at the World of Chocolate at the Chicago Hilton!  Benefitting the Aids Foundation of Chicago, this event attracted over 1,500 chocolate lovers and raised over $200,000.  28 of the city’s finest restaurants, hotels, caterers and chocolatiers competed in five categories. The Peninsula walked away with three top... Read more »

Dance for Life is Another Sell-Out

Dance for Life’s sell-out crowd. The Dance for Life benefit at the Harris Theater was a sell-out last week and now I know why!  It was one of the most joyous festivals of dance that I’ve attended and the crowd was so supportive of all of the dance companies’ amazing efforts.  Participating companies included Giordano Jazz... Read more »