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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 »

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: ...

Emerging Theater Award

Emerging Theater Award
          The League of Chicago Theatres has announced the finalists for this year’s Broadway in Chicago Emerging Theater Award. Those vying for the seventh annual prize are: 16th Street Theater Bailiwick Chicago Filament Theatre Ensemble Pavement Group Sideshow Theatre Company The winning theater receives $5,000, consultation with Broadway in Chicago staff and a marketing... Read more »

Broadway Backwards

Broadway Backwards
Broadway Backwards is a once-a-year celebration of the LGBT Broadway Community. Y’all NEED to watch this amazing video of Tituss Burgess performing “And I’m Telling You” from Dreamgirls. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=8qoOtUMQ12k#! You’re welcome.
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"BELOW" - Adapt Theatre Productions

"BELOW" - Adapt Theatre Productions
This sounds interesting! Adapt Theatre Productions, a Chicago-based company formed by alumni of Oklahoma City University, is producing their inaugural show. Managing Director Lane Flores has adapted a brand new script written from the perspective of the little mermaid’s five sisters after the tragic events of Hans Christian Andersen’s story. “BELOW: A Bold Reimagining of The... Read more »

Take A Look, It's In A Book

Take A Look, It's In A Book
If Wishbone taught us anything, it’s that Jack Russell Terriers love classic works of literature. Well, if books are good enough for John Mahoney’s favorite dog, then they’re good enough for us! This week, why not check out some fantastic theater inspired by great works of fiction: “Peyton Place” – City Lit Grace Metalious’ cult... Read more »

Chicago Tribune reviews Superbowl Commercials!

Chicago Tribune reviews Superbowl Commercials!
Chicago Tribune theatre  critic Chris Jones, Phil Rosenthal, and Steve Johnson review this year’s SuperBowl ads! http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/28945724  
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The Players 2013

The Players 2013
Give it up for NewCity’s list of fifty featured Chicago “players”, bringing you the best in Chicago theater, dance, comedy and opera! Congratulations, you talented bunch! The Players 2013: The 50 People Who Really Perform in Chicago