Archive for July 2018

Elvis lives in Heartbreak Hotel at Chicago's Broadway Playhouse

Elvis lives in Heartbreak Hotel at Chicago's Broadway Playhouse
Summer is a time to chill out…you’ve got your beach reads, your summer festivals and now the perfect summer musical, Heartbreak Hotel, a feel good jukebox musical that will have you dancing in your seat–or maybe even the aisles– at Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut) where it’s making its Chicago Premiere. Although, the... Read more »

Tempel Lipizzans: a good bet for summer entertainment

Tempel Lipizzans: a good bet for summer entertainment
Chicago is lucky to have the world’s largest, privately owned herd of Lipizzan. The beautiful, typically white horses, are known for their exquisite performances of equestrian dressage.  The original horses first arrived in the Chicago area 60 years ago in 1958 when founders Tempel and Esther Smith imported twenty Lipizzans from Piber, Austria to take up residence on... Read more »

Here's the latest dirt on Navy Pier's first ever luxury hotel

Here's the latest dirt on Navy Pier's first ever luxury hotel
CHICAGO, July 12, 2018. After two years of planning and negotiations, ‘ground’  has been broken on Navy Pier’s–yet to be named-–first ever hotel–scheduled to be up and running in Spring of 2020. The massive project, headed by ACRON, a global real estate investment firm and Maverick Hotels & Restaurants, a leading hotel management and development company is expected... Read more »
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Peter Pan takes audiences to new heights at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Peter Pan takes audiences to new heights at Chicago Shakespeare Theater
 “The reason that Peter Pan has endured for so long is because it inspires imagination, hope, and freedom.” Amber Mak Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s (CST) summer productions are always something special. This summer’s offering, Peter Pan – A Musical Adventure, is no exception. Most of us are familiar with the story about the boy who wouldn’t grow up, based on J.M. Barrie’s beloved... Read more »

Waitress: A fun evening at the theater any way you slice it

Waitress: A fun evening at the theater any way you slice it
Waitress made its long anticipated Chicago debut at Broadway In Chicago’s Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph) this Tuesday for a limited three-week engagement July 3 – 22, 2018.  Inspired by Adrienne Shelly’s 2007 film, Waitress, the musical is the slice of life story of Jenna (Desi Oakley), a waitress and expert pie maker who is stuck in an abusive... Read more »

Jazz Along the Lakefront summer series kicks off tonight at Navy Pier

Jazz Along the Lakefront summer series kicks off tonight at Navy Pier
Local jazz artists are set to take the Lake Stage in Polk Bros Park at a free, weekly music series, co-curated by Jazz Institute of Chicago Get ready to enjoy 90 minutes of jazz nearly every Friday starting tonight (July 6) through August 24 at the free Jazz on the Lakefront Series Water Colors Presented by CIBC.  The series... Read more »
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The Cher Show pre-Broadway Premiere: Will it be the smash everyone's expecting?

The Cher Show pre-Broadway Premiere: Will it be the smash everyone's expecting?
“The show “needs work… “I’m not supposed to say that, but I don’t care.”  That’s what Cher said after she sneaked into a preview of “The Cher Show” last week during its pre-Broadway premiere run at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph). Although she didn’t totally pan the show, admitting that it was better than she... Read more »
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