Posts tagged "Bank of America Theatre"

"The Book of Mormon" (Broadway in Chicago): King Platt Version

"The Book of Mormon" (Broadway in Chicago):  King Platt Version
In the beginning, there was “South Park” on television and “Avenue Q” on stage and the people laughed and begged for more.  So, the creators searched their souls and Salt Lake City for inspiration and gave the world a tome of divine. Broadway in Chicago presents the Tony Award-winning THE BOOK OF MORMON.  Elder Price... Read more »

"Book of Mormon" (Broadway in Chicago): From the Gospel of J-Vo

"Book of Mormon" (Broadway in Chicago):  From the Gospel of J-Vo
Greetings blog readers, theatre lovers, and confused elderly.  My name is Josh and I agreed to write this review.  A colossally stupid idea that you must now bear the terrible brunt of.  I’m sorry. Ok, I saw The Book of Mormon (should this be in bold?) over at the Bank of America Theatre that Broadway in... Read more »

"Kinky Boots" (Broadway in Chicago): A Heel of a Good Time

"Kinky Boots" (Broadway in Chicago):  A Heel of a Good Time
Reviewed by Richard Malone “Kinky Boots”, which is in it’s pre-Broadway run in Chicago, is a smash!  Or maybe it’s more like “Smash”.  There are some fun musical numbers, characters to root for, maybe a character we could see less of, and with a little tweaking, it could be great!.  Inspired by the 2005 movie of the same name and mixing elements of “Billy Elliot”, ”Priscilla Queen of... Read more »
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“Stuffed and Unstrung” (Broadway in Chicago):Who are the Puppets in Your Neighborhood?

“Stuffed and Unstrung” (Broadway in Chicago):Who are the Puppets in Your Neighborhood?
Reviewed by Richard Malone There is really not much to say about a show that combines improvisation and puppets and adult humor that I didn’t just say in the first part of this sentence.  “Stuffed and Unstrung” bills itself as two shows in one.  You get the puppet show taking place above the actors’ heads (which is... Read more »

"The Jersey Boys" (Broadway in Chicago): I Can’t Take My Ears Off You

"The Jersey Boys" (Broadway in Chicago):  I Can’t Take My Ears Off You
Reviewed by Richard Malone Hearing a song from when you were a certain age can take you back in time.  The Jersey Boys, now in its return engagement after a two-plus-year run in Chicago ending in 2010, sends the audience on a boomer nostalgia trip.  It’s a musical about The Four Seasons—a boy band from... Read more »

"Come Fly Away" (Broadway in Chicago): 'Flies Me To The Moon!'

"Come Fly Away" (Broadway in Chicago):  'Flies Me To The Moon!'
#5.  ‘Dances with the Stars’ and ‘So You Say You Can Dance’ have resurrected the Lawrence Welk ballroom dancing fascination.  Every Fred and Ginger wannabee sashays into the spotlight hoping to twirl their way to fame.  We watch the fancy waltzing wishing weddings, nightclubs, or even living rooms prompted such elegant twirling.  The movement transfixes... Read more »
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"La Cage Aux Folles" (Broadway in Chicago): Ass-Slapping Gaudy & Sentimentally Sweet!

"La Cage Aux Folles" (Broadway in Chicago):  Ass-Slapping Gaudy & Sentimentally Sweet!
Feathers and glitter I get!  But I’ve never understood wanting to wear high heels. Although they make your legs look long and luxurious, the feet cramping, back aching, knee wobbling isn’t so pretty.  Being a guy gives you the out to this painful accessory.  Or so I thought. Broadway in Chicago presents the Tony Award-winning... Read more »

"ANN" (Broadway in Chicago): Ann Richards IS Resurrected in Holland Taylor!

"ANN" (Broadway in Chicago):  Ann Richards IS Resurrected in Holland Taylor!
Back in the day, I respected government officials.  I believed their objective was altruistic. That-being-a-public-servant was about service to the nation.  It was in these Camelot years that I would watch the entire Democratic convention for inspiration.  In 1988, I found it in soon-to-be Governor of Texas, Ann Richards.  Ms. Richards was a memorable convention-stopper. ... Read more »

Review "Cirque Dream Illumination": Urban Fantasy

Broadway in Chicago presents    Cirque Dreams Illumination    Created and directed by Neil Goldberg at Bank of America Theatre, 18 W. Monroe (map) through June 6th  |  tickets: $25-$75   |  more info reviewed by Katy Walsh Scale down Hephaestus, gather a few Billy Elliot dancers, add in some Fuerza Bruta illusion, sprinkle with Second... Read more »
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Review "THE 39 STEPS": Hitchcock Spoof is CUTE!

Broadway in Chicago presents THE 39 STEPSBank of America Theatre, 18 W. MonroeAdapted by Patrick BarlowBased on the original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby DimonBased on the book by John BuchanDirected by Maria Aitken Thru May 30th Buy TicketsRunning Time: One hour and fifty minutes with a fifteen minute intermission BY Katy Walsh THE... Read more »