SHOWBIZ NATION LIVE! Interview with Playwright/Poet/Performer MARC BAMUTHI JOSEPH

Marc Bamuthi Joseph discusses his multi-disciplinary performance piece /peh-LO-tah/ – a futbol framed freedom suite… that recounts personal stories of playing soccer mixed with social commentaries about the business of the sport. /peh-LO-tah/ will be presented by the MCA in association with the Chicago Humanities Festival October 5 – 8, at the MCA Stage. Tickets for the performances are $30 and are available at the MCA Box Office at 312.397.4010 or www.mcachicago.orgRead more

Showbiz Nation LIVE! Interview with Creative Jazz Legend KAHIL EL’ZABAR

Dr. El’Zabar discusses his upcoming compositions for HERE HEAR CHICAGO, a new site-specific project series that incorporates art, design and performance; also showcasing works by world-renowned contemporary artist Nick Cave and international architect and MacArthur Fellow Jeanne Gang. Performances are Sept. 13, 16 & 17, 2007. Read more

SHOWBIZ NATION LIVE! EPISODE GUEST- 90210: The Musical’s SETH BLUM

90210: THE MUSICAL cast member SETH BLUM discusses his roles in this new musical parody of the hit television show. We also talk about Seth’s run for New York City Mayor and his passion for education reform. 90210: THE MUSICAL will play Chicago’s Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut) for a limited five-day engagement September 13 through 17, 2017. Visit BroadwayInChicago.com for for tickets. Read more

Showbiz Naiton LIVE: Enuice David Discusses Hal David & Burt Bacharach

Eunice David discusses her new book “BEING HAL DAVID” which explores the history, music, lyrics and magic of her husband and his partnership with songwriting partner Burt Bacharach.

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Mrs. Eunice David is the widow of legendary and celebrated lyricist Hal David, who earned a Tony nomination for Best Musical in 1969 for his lyrics in the musical Promises, Promises.

 

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Her book about her 25 years with the man who brought us such classic hits as “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head,” “To All The Girls I Loved Before,” “Magic Moments,” and “Do You Know The Way To San Jose,” is out this month. Hal David: His Magic Moments from Dorrance Publishing, recounts the fun unknown stories behind some of these favorite classics, and celebrates the love story between Eunice and Hal.

Showbiz Nation LIVE! Interview with IHSMTA Best Actor JUSTIN SMUSZ

Sixth Annual Illinois High School Musical Theater Awards Best Actor Winner Justin Smusz discusses his role in ALL SHOOK UP and being mentored by musical theater icons in NYC.

In celebration of outstanding achievement in high school musical theater performances, Broadway In Chicago announced the award recipients of the Sixth Annual Illinois High School Musical Theater Awards:  Justin Smusz of Bolingbrook, IL (Benet Academy)as BEST ACTOR for his portrayal of Chad in ALL SHOOK UP.  Justin also represented the state of Illinois at The Jimmy™ Awards in New York. Read more

SHOWBIZ NATION: Interview with CHRISTOPHER M. HOWARD

Christopher M. Howard (Dance Captain) discusses his work in the National Tour of “AN AMERICAN IN PARIS”, winner of four 2015 Tony Awards®, which will play Broadway In Chicago’s Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph) for a three-week engagement July 25 through August 13, 2017. Read more

SHOWBIZ NATION LIVE! INTERVIEW with ANTHONY CHAN from The KING AND I

Actor ANTHONY CHAN discusses his role of Prince Chulalongkorn in The Lincoln Center Theatre Production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “THE KING AND I” which is now on tour.

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Mr. Chan’s previous credits include the national tour of Anything Goes (John), Off-Broadway and NYC productions of Manuel vs. the Statue of Liberty (Jack/Ensemble, NYMF), Allegiance (Pre-Broadway workshop) and Hesitation Waltz (Comic), regional productions of Thoroughly Modern Millie (Ching Ho), Valley of the Heart (Calvin Sakamoto), Avenue Q (Princeton) Spelling Bee (Chip Tolentino), Ching Chong Chinaman (Upton), All Shook Up (Dennis) and Oliver! (Noah Claypole). Read more

SHOWBIZ NATION LIVE! Interview with RENT’s MICHAEL McCLURE

Michael McClure (Dance Captain & Swing/Understudy for Mark) discusses the importance and continuing relevance of Jonathan Larson’s RENT, which is currently celebrating its 20th Anniversary with a new national tour. McClure’s previous credits include National Tours: Ghost The Musical; A Christmas Story and Regional: Road Show (Hollis, American Regional Premiere); Speech & Debate (Solomon); Bonnie & Clyde The Musical (Clyde); Happy Days (Swing). He received his B.F.A. in Musical Theater from Sam Houston State University. RENT will play the Oriental Theatre May 9-14, 2017.  Visit www.BroadwayInChicago.com for tickets and more information.

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