Casting Announced for Prop Thtr’s “NEVERLAND” Running Oct 25 – Nov 2

Prop Thtr is pleased to announce casting for the first production of its 2018-19 season: NEVERLAND, a new devised riff on J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan, written and directed by the Prop’s new Artistic Director Olivia Lilley and devised by the Ensemble. This spin on the classic tale centers on the final days of Neverland, as seen from the divergent perspectives of Peter, Wendy and Hook.  Read more

SHOWBIZ NATION LIVE! Interview Guest: SKLYER ADAMS

One of our favorite guests, SKLYER ADAMS discusses being back on the road in the national tour WAITRESS and how the musical is resonating with audiences across socio-economic lines. SKYLER also pays tribute to director/choreographer RACHEL ROCKWELL, whom he credits as the person who launched his career. WAITRESS will play the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph) for a limited three-week engagement July 3 – 22, 2018. Visit BroadwayInChicago.com for tickets. Read more

Black Button Eyes Announces Casting for World Premiere of “NIGHTMARES AND NIGHTCAPS: The Stories of John Collier”

Black Button Eyes Productions is pleased to announce casting for its world premiere of NIGHTMARES AND NIGHTCAPS: The Stories of John Collier, a non-musical adaption of British author and screenwriter John Collier’s phantasmagoric short stories, written and directed by Producing Artistic Director Ed Rutherford with choreography by Derek Van BarhamRead more

Writers Theatre opens 2018/19 Season with Qui Nguyen’s “VIETGONE” Aug 15- Sept 23

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, opens its 2018/19 season with Qui Nguyen’s Vietgone, featuring original music and music direction by Gabriel Ruiz, choreographed by Tommy Rapley and directed by Lavina JadhwaniVietgone runs August 15 – September 23, 2018 in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe.  Read more

Steppenwolf Announces Full Casting and Directors for First Four Shows of 2018/19 Season

Steppenwolf Theatre Company is pleased to announce the complete casting and directors for the first four shows of its 2018/19 season: Downstate by Pulitzer Prize-winning ensemble member Bruce Norris; Familiar by Danai Gurira; La Ruta by Isaac Gomez; and A Doll’s House, Part 2 by Lucas Hnath. Directors Danya Taymor (Familiar) and Robin Witt (A Doll’s House, Part 2) are added to the 2018/19 director lineup. Single tickets for Downstate and Familiar will go on sale Friday, August 10 at 11am. Single tickets for La Ruta and A Doll’s House, Part 2 will go on sale Friday, October 19 at 11am. Classic, Black Card, Red Card and Directors Circle Memberships are currently on sale through Audience Services at 312-335-1650 or steppenwolf.org. Read more

MILWAUKEE REP WELCOMES “FEAST OF CRISPIAN” AS NEW RESIDENT THEATER COMPANY

Milwaukee Repertory Theater continues its commitment to diversity and inclusion as well as promoting up-and-coming arts organizations by welcoming Feast of Crispian [FoC] as the new Resident Theater Company for the 2018/19 Season.  Feast of Crispian pairs professional actors with military veterans to create powerful Shakespeare productions that teach and strengthen emotional resources needed by veterans to overcome traumatic and reintegration issues.  Through the Resident Theater program, Milwaukee Rep is able to provide a performance venue as well as production, marketing and administrative support in order to assist Feast of Crispian during a critical growth moment. Feast of Crispian’s initial performance at The Rep will be spring of 2019 as part of the first National Veterans Theatre Festival, co-hosted by FoC and The Rep.  More information on the festival will be announced later this summer. Read more

SHOWBIZ NATION LIVE! Interview with THE FUTURE KINGZ Co-Founder ZAYA SOSHO

Choreographer/Co-Founder ZAYA SOSHO discusses THE FUTURE KINGZ evolution leading up to their sensational appearance on NBC/Universal’s 13th Season of AMERICA’S GOT TALENT where they won over all four judges. Zaya also talks about the being part of a creative brotherhood and importance of bringing dance to underprivileged children in Chicago.  For more information visit thefuturekingz.com Read more

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