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2012 Drama Desk Nominations

2012 Drama Desk Nominations
The Drama Desk Award nominations were announced this morning, and Chicago favorite JESSIE MUELLER has been nominated for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical for On a Clear Day You Can See Forever. Check out the full list of Drama Desk Award nominees.  

Flashes of Eve

Flashes of Eve
Did anybody watch SMASH last night? When are they gonna throw Ellis down an elevator shaft?! That conniving little weasel gets more and more obnoxious with each passing wide-eyed smirk. Somebody needs to seriously lay the smack-down on his faux-hetero, sleazy self! I can’t believe Anjelica Houston actually hired him at the end! Come on, Eileen!... Read more »

Happy Birthday, Liza!

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“Would a Fosse-neck do it?”
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Cabaret With a View - McKinley Carter

Cabaret With a View - McKinley Carter
      ACTRESS AND SINGER McKINLEY CARTER STEPS OUT AT “CABARET WITH A VIEW” IN MILLENNIUM PARK “Spring Forward/Fall Back” Features Music Inspired by the Renewal that Spring Brings Monday, April 9, 2012 at 7:30 PM Indoors at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion CHICAGO (March 6, 2012) — Spring comes to Millennium Park with Chicago-based... Read more »

ANNIE auditions in CHICAGO! Open Call!

ANNIE auditions in CHICAGO! Open Call!
Know any talented 6-12 year old girls?! OPEN CALL FOR ANNIE Returning to Broadway in Fall 2012 Sunday, March 11, 2012 @ Hubbard Street Dance Chicago/Lou Conte Dance Studio 10:00am-­‐4:00pm (Sign-­‐In Begins at 9:00am. Please do NOT arrive earlier than 9:00am! Also, please remember to change your clocks forward for Daylight Savings!) CHECK OUT MORE... Read more »

Love On Top

Love On Top
                  Happy Valentine’s  Day, everyone! Especially you haters out there. Grumping-around won’t make anybody more interested in making you heart-shaped pancakes. Get yourself a bag of something delicious, plaster a smile on your face, and be cool, okay? Why don’t YOU give a Valentine to someone who... Read more »
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Nifty Fifty

Nifty Fifty
Check out NewCity’s article on fifty of Chicago’s most noteworthy artists! Some extremely talented folks on this list! http://newcitystage.com/2012/01/19/the-players-the-fifty-people-who-really-perform-in-chicago/

Before the Parade Passes By

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Have you guys seen the trailer for the Carol Channing documentary yet?! Cured my Mondays within the first fifteen seconds. WATCH IT NOW, Broadway Buffs! See the Carol Channing movie in theaters, January 20th.

Sugar Crash

Sugar Crash
The holidays are officially over. I read somewhere that this is the most depressing time of the year for most people. My theory is that we’re all just crashing from spending the last couple of weeks eating like we did when we were teenagers. Gorging on cookies, cakes, pies, candy canes, copious amounts of salty... Read more »
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Rumour Has It...

Rumour Has It...
Shakespeare scholars generally agree that back in the day, Billy’s troupes got about two rehearsals before performing in front of an audience. The blocking, cues, fight choreography…everything had to be figured out and memorized in very little time. The Back Room Shakespeare Project is a quirky enterprise with a mission to adhere to the same... Read more »