Congrats to the cast and production team of the Chicago production of Million Dollar Quartet as they celebrated their 2000th performance on July 11, 2013! Here’s to many more!
With the Fourth of July holiday weekend falling so close to the middle of the week, many people will find themselves with four fun-filled days off of work. So when the fireworks have finished their "red glare" over Lake Michigan, how should Chicagoans spend the rest of their weekend? Why take in some amazing theatre, of course! Here are some shows to check out over the weekend:
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 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.
Everyone is talking about BIG FISH, the larger-than-life musical that’s having a pre-Broadway WORLD PREMIERE right here in Chicago…starting NEXT WEEK!!! Check out WGN’s Dean Richards’ interview with stars Norbert Leo Butz and Kate Baldwin, and director/choreographer Susan Stroman: http://wgntv.com/2013/03/20/preview-with-stars-of-broadway-in-chicagos-big-fish/
Based on the novella of the same name by David Garnett, Aspects of Love is one of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s lesser performed but arguably, one of his more intricate, complicated and most personal works. Spanning across 17 years (1947-1964), the story tightly centres on an ever increasing entanglement of relationships, conquests, betrayals and losses.... Read more »
The highly anticipated Paramount Theatre production of Fiddler on the Roof begins performances today and runs through March 24. The unmistakable image of a Fiddler on the Roof…a metaphor for balancing life, for survival and for tradition. This is the story of Tevye, a simple and loving milkman, who does everything he can to maintain... Read more »
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 »
CHICAGO – Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce TO MASTER THE ART by William Brown and Doug Frew, directed by William Brown will play the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place(175 E. Chestnut) for a limited engagement beginning September 10, 2013. The Chicago Commercial Collective will produce the 2010 TimeLine world premiere hit. Commissioned by TimeLine Theatre Company, TO MASTER... Read more »
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 »