By Patrick O’Brien It’s bigger. It’s badder. And it’s better than ever. Underscore Theatre Company’s revival engagement of Haymarket, based on the titular labor skirmish, sets a high bar for storefront Chicagoland musical theatre to clear this upcoming season. Really, it’s that good? Its original 2016 production (reviewed for this publication here) was more than
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Okay, so these pirates’ loquacious vernacular is particularly posh and genteel, but the show’s spirit of farcical fun pairs well with a commendable craftsmanship and respect for its forebears in director Rudy Hogenmiller’s vision. He set the course, and his merry band makes it set sail.
Chicago – The Jeff Awards announced recipients of the 45th Annual Non–Equity Jeff Awards on Monday, June 11, at the Athenaeum Theatre. Top honors were awarded to Steep Theatre Company’s Lela & Co. and Griffin Theatre Company’s Ragtime. Other productions receiving multiple awards included Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Chicago, IL – Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce that two young local actresses have been cast to take on the role of “Lulu” during the Chicago engagement of WAITRESS. The show will make its Chicago debut at Broadway In Chicago’s Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph) for a limited three-week engagement July 3
Co-directed by Artistic Director Jeffrey Cass and Barry R. Norton, with choreography by Jeni Donahue, this production may be the best musical this company has ever presented over its seven seasons of professional productions.