News, Commentary on Classical Music, Jazz, Theater, Dance & More

Chicago

Bebe Neuwirth

Original Stars to Make Cameo Return as 'Chicago' Revival Becomes Second Longest-Running Show in Broadway History >>

Tony Award winners Ann Reinking, Bebe Neuwirth, James Naughton and Joel Grey will make cameo appearances at a special performance as the musical becomes the second-longest-running show in Broadway history.

Eric Lynch and Jerod Haynes in 'Native Son' at Chicago's Court Theatre

New Stage Adaptation of Richard Wright's 'Native Son' On Stage in Chicago >>

The seminal 1940 novel remains relevant in today's racial climate.

Michael Clark Company Comes to Chicago with David Bowie-Inspired Punk Ballet at Museum of Contemporary Art

Michael Clark Company Comes to Chicago with David Bowie-Inspired Punk Ballet at Museum of Contemporary Art >>

British dance ensemble Michael Clark Company will make its first-ever appearance in Chicago at the Museum of Contemporary Art on October 25-27. The Company will perform 'come, been and gone' in conjunction with the MCA’s 'David Bowie Is' exhibit.

The Gravedigger

'The Gravedigger: A Tale of Frankenstein's Monster' Lurches Toward Chicagoland Premiere in Time for Halloween >>

Joseph Zettelmaier's new play joins Shakespeare, Neil Simon and Nora and Delia Ephron in First Folio's 19th season.

Lisa D'Amour

Joe Mantello to Direct Lisa D'Amour's New Play 'Airline Highway' on Broadway >>

D'Amour's last play, 'Detroit,' was an Obie Award winner and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

A Christmas Story - The Musical

Movie Tie-ins Define 2015 Season for Chicagoland's Theatre at the Center >>

From Monty Python to Elvis Presley to Ralphie and his BB gun, the upcoming season is all about the movies.

Jessie Mueller

Jessie Mueller Heading to Chicago to Help Launch New Musical Theater Incubator >>

The Tony-winning star of 'Beautiful – The Carole King Musical' is among the Chicago-bred Broadway talent helping kick off the FWD Theatre Project.

Real Dancers of Chicago: Joffrey Ballet to Premiere Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Livestream of Wheeldon's 'Swan Lake' Production

Real Dancers of Chicago: Joffrey Ballet to Premiere Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Livestream of Wheeldon's 'Swan Lake' Production >>

A recent update by Chicago's Joffrey Ballet has startled audiences--as the ballet plans on livestreaming a day-long rehearsal of Swan Lake between 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Thursday, August 21. This, for some reason, has confounded most ballet goers.

Christopher Theofanidis on ‘The Legend of the Northern Lights,’ with Aurora Borealis Imagery by José Francisco Salgado

EXCLUSIVE: Christopher Theofanidis on ‘The Legend of the Northern Lights' Music and Stunning Video Imagery >>

'The Legend of the Northern Lights,' an unusual work by Christopher Theofanidis that combines music with stunning imagery of the aurora borealis, will be presented at the Grant Park Music Festival in Chicago on August 8 and 9.

The Opponent

Acclaimed Boxing Drama 'The Opponent' in New York Premiere at Off-Broadway's 59E59 >>

The cast and director of the "thrillingly visceral" world-premiere Chicago production return for an Off-Broadway run.

Matt Brumlow in 'Hank Williams: Lost Highway'

'Hank Williams: Lost Highway' in Previews in Chicago >>

Legendary country musician Hank Williams is among the latest cultural icons to receive the jukebox-musical treatment.

‘Evil Dead: The Musical,’ Possessed by Demons and Infectious Harmonies, Lurches into Chicago on Its North American Tour

‘Evil Dead: The Musical,’ Possessed by Demons and Infectious Harmonies, Lurches into Chicago on Its North American Tour >>

'Evil Dead: The Musical' refuses to die. Its misbegotten life started in Toronto 10 years ago, where it was an instant hit. And now it's coming to Chicago, preparing to wreak three weeks of musical mayhem at the Broadway Playhouse from September 23 to October 12.

Josh Young

Josh Young Leads Cast in Pre-Broadway Chicago Engagement of New Musical 'Amazing Grace' >>

The new musical explores the life of English poet and clergyman John Newton, author of the words to the hymn 'Amazing Grace.'

Hyde Park Jazz Festival Announces Complete Lineup: Dee Alexander, Pianist Craig Taborn, J.D. Allen Quartet and More >>

The Hyde Park Jazz Festival has announced the complete lineup for its 8th annual festival on September 27 and 28. This year the Jazz Fest expands to 18 hours over 2 days, presenting Chicago’s greatest jazz musicians to an anticipated crowd of more than 20,000 people.

Chicago Chamber Musicians Cancel 2014-15 Season

Chicago Chamber Musicians Cancel 2014-15 Season >>

The Chicago Chamber Musicians, long considered one of the finest chamber ensembles in the city, announced on Friday that they will discontinue all artistic activities at the close of the current fiscal year, and will not present a 2014-15 season.

1 2 3
Real Time Analytics