A rarely done musical being produced at the TimeLine Theatre Company

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TimeLine Theatre Company recently opened a production of the Joseph Stein (best known for FIDDLER ON THE ROOF and ZORBA) musical JUNO. The show premiered on Broadway in 1959, but this is the first time Chicago has had the opportunity to see this timeless musical. The musical vault has been opened and has resulted in stunning... Read more »

Short & Sweet - WICKED

As Short & Sweet theater critic for the day, Sarah Pouls attended the opening night of Wicked to provide Daily Herald readers with the audience perspective of the show. Pouls, a first year teacher and recent Augustana College graduate, was able to draw upon her background as a theater minor to critique the performance. Having... Read more »

Celebrate 10 Years of WICKED With 10 Days of Giveaways!

Broadway In Chicago has just announced that WICKED, Broadway’s biggest blockbuster, will spend its 10th anniversary with Chicago audiences, celebrating ten phenomenal years on Broadway, Wednesday, Oct. 30. WICKED will play the Oriental Theatre (24 West Randolph) for a limited eight-week engagement through December 21, 2013. In the ten days leading up to the anniversary... Read more »
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Short & Sweet: EVITA (2013)

Broadway In Chicago is happy to introduce “Short and Sweet,” a quick view of our shows courtesy of Diana Martinez, who will give you the lowdown on Broadway In Chicago productions from the perspective of an audience member. Diana has more than 25 years of experience as an entertainment executive, most recently as President of The Second... Read more »

Short & Sweet: To Master The Art

Broadway In Chicago is happy to introduce “Short and Sweet,” a quick view of our shows courtesy of Diana Martinez, who will give you the lowdown on Broadway In Chicago productions from the perspective of an audience member. Diana has more than 25 years of experience as an entertainment executive, most recently as President of The Second... Read more »

EVITA - Krystina Alabado performing "Another Suitcase in Another Hall"

Krystina Alabado (who plays “The Mistress” in the national tour of Evita) performing “Another Suitcase in Another Hall” at for the Chicago Tribune Theater Loop Showcase: (via Chicago Tribune)
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Broadway In Chicago Announces 2014 Spring Season

Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce the upcoming 2014 spring season line-up. Supporting Broadway In Chicago’s commitment to Chicagoans seeing shows first, the season features four premieres. Coming to Chicago first is the World Premiere Pre-Broadway production of THE LAST SHIP, the U.S. Tour Premiere of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL and the North American Premiere of HEARTBEAT OF HOME, as well as the U.S. Tour Premiere of BUYER AND CELLAR as an off-season special. Also included in the season is GHOST THE MUSICAL, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, PETER & THE STARCATCHER and THE WIZARD OF OZ. The 2014 spring off-season includes: ONCE UPON A DREAM STARRING THE RASCALS, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, ALTON BROWN LIVE!, CHICAGO, ROCK OF AGES, ERTH’S DINOSAUR ZOO and MAMMA MIA!. The Broadway In Chicago Season is available now to current subscribers and will go on sale to the public Friday, October 11. The complete Broadway In Chicago 2014 spring season line-up, including performances dates and venues, is as follows...

Sting's THE LAST SHIP Launches In Chicago, Summer 2014!

Producers Jeffrey Seller and Kathryn Schenker announced today that THE LAST SHIP, with an original score by 16-time Grammy Award® winner Sting, will have its pre-Broadway World Premiere at Chicago’s Bank of America Theatre (18 West Monroe) from June 10 – July 13, 2014. THE LAST SHIP will open on Broadway in the fall of... Read more »

2013 Joseph Jefferson Award Nominations!

cst sunday It was a great season for musicals, as witnessed by the announcement of last night's Jeff Award Nominations, with Chicago Shakespeare Theatre's Sunday in the Park With George leading the nominations with a total of 8, with Porchlight Music Theatre's Pal Joey and Marriott Theater's South Pacific closely following with 6 each. Also among the 166 nominations within 36 categories are five world premieres and three new adaptations. Check out the fill list of nominations after the jump:...
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Audition Tips For Musicals (MOTOWN and More!)

Motown the Musical has announced auditions in New York and Chicago for its tour cast (which will playing the Oriental Theatre from April 22 to July 13.) This could be a wonderful opportunity for many performers who fit the criteria of the call. Whether you're a seasoned professional or a newcomer, auditioning can be a nerve-wracking experience. But it doesn't have to be! With just two weeks before the audition, we've gathered some helpful tips from two of Broadway's finest professionals (Wicked composer Stephen Schwartz and Kinky Boots producer Ken Davenport) to help prep all prospective auditioners to be their best: ...