CHICAGO–Producer Jeffrey Seller announced the blockbuster Broadway musical HAMILTON–with book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda–will play its first engagement outside New York this fall in Chicago. Performances begin September 27, 2016, at Broadway In Chicago’s newly named The PrivateBank Theatre (18 W. Monroe, the current Bank of America Theatre). With book, music and lyrics
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Disney Theatrical Productions has announced an open casting call across North America for its current and future productions of the award-winning musicals Aladdin and The Lion King. Casting representatives from both productions will hold open auditions for local singers, dancers, actors and children (for The Lion King only) in Chicago on November 7 and 8,
Lyric Opera of Chicago presents the sparkling operetta The Merry Widow by Franz Lehár in a new-to-Chicago production directed and choreographed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman. Presented in English with projected titles, the production opens on Saturday, November 14 with 10 performances through Sunday, December 13. Performance dates are November 14, 17, 20,
By The Jeff Awards Committee Two theatres in their first year of Equity eligibility received the most awards at the gala 47th Annual Equity Jeff Awards held at Drury Lane Oakbrook, Oct. 5, which celebrated a season of outstanding productions. Newly Equity eligible, The Hypocrites earned six awards for “All Our Tragic,” an epic 12-hour
The Marriott Theatre will hold 2016 season general auditions for Equity members on Monday, September 21, from 10am to 5pm and for non-union actors on Tuesday, September 22, from 10am to 6pm and Wednesday, September 23, from 10am to 1pm, at The Marriott Theatre Rehearsal Warehouse (1342 Barclay Blvd, Buffalo Grove, 60089 ). Productions under