SHOWBIZ NATION LIVE! Interview with Chicago Blues Icon MS. TRYSH

Chicago’s very own Blues/R&B artist, Ms. Trysh discusses winning over all four judges with her rendition of “Never Stop Loving You”. Ms. Trysh also dishes on her fabulous catering career and performing in some of Chicago’s greatest Blues venues. Read more

CHICAGO’S STEPPENWOLF ENSEMBLE MEMBERS BRING THEIR TALENTS TO NEW YORK THIS SUMMER

Photo Credit: Michael Brosilow

Steppenwolf Theatre Company began producing ensemble-driven plays in a church basement in the suburbs of Chicago in 1976. Today the company is a leader in the American Theater proudly based in Chicago with more than 50 groundbreaking actors, directors and playwrights who call Steppenwolf their artistic home. While deeply rooted in the Chicago community, the impact of Steppenwolf’s work is felt nationwide. Read more

DRURY LANE ANNOUNCES CAST FOR “CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF” HELMED BY TONY NOMINEE MARCIA MILGROM DODGE

Drury Lane Theatre announces casting for its sultry summer drama, Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, directed by Tony nominee Marcia Milgrom Dodge (2009 Broadway revival of Ragtime, Drury Lane’s Smokey Joe’s Cafe). Cat on a Hot Tin Roof runs July 5 – August 26, 2018, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace.  Read more

Showbiz Chicago Photo Spotlight: Steppenwolf’s “THE ROOMMATE” Directed by Phylicia Rashad

Photo Credit: Joel Moorman

Now in rehearsals, Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere production of The Roommate by Jen Silverman, directed by Tony Award Winner Phylicia Rashad. Ensemble members Ora Jones and Sandra Marquez star in this celebration of female friendship and midlife renaissance.  Read more

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS WILL RECORD THE NEW MUSICAL FROM THE PUBLIC THEATER “MISS YOU LIKE HELL” Featuring Daphne Rubin-Vega

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS has announced it will record the new musical Miss You Like Hell, the New York premiere production from The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham), for an original cast recording to be released later this year. With book and lyrics by Quiara Alegría Hudes, music and lyrics by Erin McKeown, and choreography by Danny Mefford, the new musical was directed by Public Theater Resident Director and Founder of Public Works Lear deBessonet, and stars Daphne Rubin-Vega and Gizel Jiménez. The recording is being produced by Erin McKeown and Kurt Deutsch. Read more

STAR OF “HAMILTON” MANDY GONZALEZ INTRODUCES FIVE NEW TRACKS ON “FEARLESS: B-SIDES”

Broadway and TV star MANDY GONZALEZ  currently starring in Hamilton will follow up Fearless, her debut recording from earlier this season, with Fearless: B-Sides, available today, Friday, May 18. Following the success of the original album, these five additional digital-only tracks from the original sessions include creative new interpretations of standards (“I Only Have Eyes for You”) and classics (“Bein’ Green”), in addition to her first-ever Spanish-language recording (“Vivir Mi Vida”). Fearless: B-Sides is being released on the heels of her successful national concert tour, which included a performance with the student activists from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Please order Fearless and Fearless: B-Sides, both produced by Bill Sherman, at Fearless.us.  Read more

Ghostlight Deluxe Releases Sutton Foster’s “ME TO THE WORLD”

GHOSTLIGHT DELUXE, an imprint of Ghostlight Records, has released Take Me to the World  the long-awaited third album from two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster — today, Friday, June 1. The album is being released in conjunction with the fifth season of the critically-acclaimed TV Land series “Younger, which returns on Tuesday, June 5. To order the album, please visit http://smarturl.it/suttonfoster-world. Read more

Ghostlight Records To Release Salazar & Iconis “Two-Player Game” July 27

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS has announced that Two-Player Game — the new album from George Salazar and Joe Iconis — will be available on CD online and in stores on Friday, July 27. The album is being released in conjunction with the debut New York production of Be More Chill, which starts previews on Thursday, July 26Two-Player Game is currently available in digital and streaming formats. For more information, please visit www.ghostlightrecords.com/joe-iconis-george-salazar-two-player-game.html Read more

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