Griffin Theatre Company is pleased to launch its 2014-15 season with a new, intimate version of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Titanic, with music and lyrics by Maury Yeston, book by Peter Stone, new orchestrations by Ian Weinberger, directed by Scott Weinstein with music direction by Elizabeth Doran. Chicago will be the first major U.S.
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Writers Theatre Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce an additional two weeks of performances of the world premiere musical Days Like Today. The production is inspired by the plays of Charles L. Mee with music and lyrics by Alan Schmuckler and book by Laura Eason, directed by Halberstam with music
Lyric Unlimited, the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s initiative to provide relevant cultural service to communities throughout the Chicagoland area, including communities for whom opera and opera companies have been largely irrelevant, announces two world premieres in 2015 The first is, The Property, the world premiere klezmer opera by Polish composer Wlad Marhulets to be presented
Producers announce Mercury Theater’s production of the R-rated muppet show, Avenue Q, has been extended through Oct. 26. (Review on this site may be found here.) This winner of the Tony “Triple Crown” for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, is led by Jeff Award winners L. Walter Stearns (Director), Eugene Dizon (Musical Direction),
Michael Weber, managing artistic director of Porchlight Music Theatre, announces the company’s 2014 – 15 20th Anniversary Season. It includes Mainstage shows: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Oct. 3 – Nov. 9, starring David Girolmo as Sweeney Todd and Rebecca Finnegan as “Mrs. Lovett; Sondheim on Sondheim, February 6 – March 15,