By Colin Douglas On September 11, a brand-new Broadway-bound musical comedy will open in the Windy City at the Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 West Randolph Street. In the tradition of other shows like The Producers, The Addams Family, and, more recently, Pretty Woman, another favorite, classic movie has found its way to the stage. Tootsie
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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
I don’t think of the bigger picture of “Oh, I’m going to be this,” or “I have to do that.” I am a working artist. I get up in the morning and I go to work.
This past weekend, ChicagolandMusicalTheatre took a road trip to the University of Wisconsin campus in Whitewater, WI to catch a rare production of Street Scene, a high musical drama directed by Chicagoan Kymberly Mellen. A history-maker as the first-ever Tony winner for Best Score, the team behind it is beyond compare.
“I’d much rather be telling you about some musical I’m working on, but this is sort of the new full-time gig now, until there is a sense of normalcy on the island, this is family, this is our friends, this is who we are……this is where we’re from, this is the gig for the foreseeable future.”