By: Michael J. Roberts
Feature Photo: Rachel Rockwell in rehearsal for “Shakespeare in Love” at Chicago Shakespeare Theater (Photo by Joe Mazza)
Upon hearing the news last month of Rachel Rockwell’s untimely passing on May 28th, I was about to report what most other publications posted. A fact formatted biography of what was arguably, Chicago most influential director/choreographer. Read more
While shooting a TV commercial in Los Angeles, actress Marla Frees was given a message. The father of the actor sitting across from her wanted the actor to know he was happy about the new baby.
Chicago native Caroline Baran discusses winning over the America’s Got Talent judges with her soulful rendition of ‘Take Me To Church’ on the June 5, 2018 Audition round. On the heels of the most viewed season in five years, the 13th season of “America’s Got Talent” is back and premiered as the #1 digital reality competition show season premiere of 2018 with creator and judgeSimon Cowell, Mel B, Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel.
Supermodel, entrepreneur and CEO Tyra Banks joins the team as host, and the series returns to Los Angeles with live shows from the famed Dolby Theatre.
For more information visit nbc.com/americas-got-talent. Read more
Photo by: Juan Carlos Pelayo/HighFiveFoto.
The CHICAGO ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL (#1MPF) returns for its ninth year! The marathon evening of one-minute plays by 70 of Chicago’s established and emerging playwrights and directors plays two nights only, Tuesday, June 26 and Wednesday, June 27 at 8 pm at The Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood. Tickets, priced at $20, are currently available thedentheatre.com. Read more
The Early Learning Coalition of Osceola County and Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra announced a new partnership, Osceola Summer Music with Children, that will capture and build upon the power of live music to impact lives. Read more
Broadway In Chicago and Producers Flody Suarez and Jeffrey Seller arepleased to announce a digital lottery, powered by Broadway Direct, for the Pre-Broadway Premiere The Cher Show, which will begin previews on June 12, 2018 at Broadway In Chicago’s Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph) and will play a strictly limited engagement in Chicago through July 15, 2018. Read more
More than 2,000 miles may separate them, but Chicago’s Navy Pier and Santa Monica Pier are coming together to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the iconic invention that connects them: The Ferris wheel. Designed and constructed by George Washington Gale Ferris Jr. for the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, the Ferris wheel rolled onto the scene with a grand opening on June 21, 1893. Read more