Posts tagged "Broadway In Chicago"

Evita (Oriental Theater): Star Power

Evita (Oriental Theater): Star Power
Reviewed by Jennifer Benoit-Bryan Evita engages the audience from the very beginning of the show with vintage newsreel footage of Eva’s funeral in 1952. Michael Grandage, the show’s director, uses this footage as a poignant reminder that Evita is based on a true story of a bright star that burned out so very quickly at... Read more »

Flashdance (Broadway in Chicago): What a Feeling!

Flashdance (Broadway in Chicago):  What a Feeling!
Broadway in Chicago presents FLASHDANCE. First, when there’s nothing but a slow glowing dream That your fear seems to hide deep inside your mind All alone I have cried, silent tears full of pride In a world made of steel, made of stone Full disclosure: I cried.  It was a mixture of Irene Cara’s lyrics,... Read more »

"Anything Goes" (Broadway in Chicago): De-lovely and De-lightful

"Anything Goes" (Broadway in Chicago):  De-lovely and De-lightful
Reviewed by Jeanette Hamel The classic and timeless musical comedy, Anything Goes, is a breath of fresh air during our drama filled days.  Set in 1934, which was another period fraught with economic, financial and international “stress,” this lighthearted production of toe tapping Cole Porter tunes is good for “what ails ya.”  The storyline of... Read more »
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"Big Fish" (Broadway in Chicago): Not Quite a Keeper

"Big Fish" (Broadway in Chicago):  Not Quite a Keeper
Broadway in Chicago presents the pre-Broadway World Premiere of the new musical, BIG FISH. Let’s start at the end. The last thirty minutes tenderly showcases the stories making up one man’s life.  The pre-finale is a sweet revisit of characters that Norbert Leo Butz (Ed Bloom) danced and sang with in his early years, also... Read more »

"Catch Me If You Can" (Broadway in Chicago): Plane Fun Romp

"Catch Me If You Can" (Broadway in Chicago): Plane Fun Romp
Broadway in Chicago presents the Chicago premiere of CATCH ME IF YOU CAN.  Frank Abagnale is a con artist.  He stole over two million dollars.  He impersonated a pilot, a doctor and a lawyer.  He is wanted by the FBI.  And he’s not even 21 yet.   Based on the real life of Frank Abagnale... Read more »

“Jekyll & Hyde” (Broadway in Chicago): (Sigh)

“Jekyll & Hyde” (Broadway in Chicago): (Sigh)
Reviewed by Richard Malone The new production of the musical Jekyll & Hyde is in the middle of a short-run in Chicago prior to setting up shop for an extended Broadway run next month.  Based on the 19th century Robert Louis Stevenson novella, “Jekyll & Hyde” tells the story of Dr. Jekyll (Constantine Maroulis), who... Read more »
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"Priscilla Queen of the Desert" (Broadway in Chicago): Ahhh-mazing!

"Priscilla Queen of the Desert" (Broadway in Chicago):  Ahhh-mazing!
Broadway in Chicago presents the Tony Award-winning musical PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT.  Tick is a husband and a father.  He is also a drag queen and gay.  When his wife convinces him to come and meet his 6 year old son, Tick recruits his favorite lady-boys to join him on a road trip.  Their... Read more »

Off Book with Oliver Sava chat up Steppenwolf, Chicago Shakes, Book of Mormon, and Ben S. Platt

Off Book with Oliver Sava chat up Steppenwolf, Chicago Shakes, Book of Mormon, and Ben S. Platt
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book with guest host Oliver Sava review Steppenwolf Theatre’s “Birthday Party” , Broadway in Chicago’s The Book of Mormon, Belarus free Theatre at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre’s Minsk, 2011.   Our special guest is Ben Platt starring in The Book of Mormon. This March 8th episode of Chicago Theatre Off Book was... Read more »

Off Book Chats Up "The Book of Mormon", Raven Theatre and More!

Off Book Chats Up "The Book of Mormon", Raven Theatre and More!
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book reviews “The Book of Mormon“ by  Broadway in Chicago and “Boy Gets Girl” at Raven Theatre.  Our special guest is Kristin Collins, Managing Director at The Artistic Home and starring in “Boy Gets Girl” at Raven Theatre.  This February 1, 2013 episode of Chicago Theatre Off Book was partially underwritten by The Alliance                                                                                                   Shot word of the day: friendsJoin us on March 24th, 2pm-5pm, at Marty’s Martini Bar for our fundraiser. No admission costs!  Come and drink martinis (or any beverage) and... Read more »
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"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 »