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Not one but two cute pooches roam the circular hot-pink landscape of the Marriott Theatre's "Legally Blonde," the much-maligned Broadway musical based on the 2001 Reese Witherspoon movie about Elle Woods, a savvy Malibu homecoming queen of the "Clueless"...
If real-life holiday drama has you down — or you simply want to take a break from the fun-but-hectic festivities and relax — we’ve got a list that you can check twice, filled with shows both naughty and nice. Traditional to irreverent,...
When a major regional theater outside New York develops a new musical, there's almost always a commercial producer involved. That commercial producer invariably comes with his or her checkbook. It's a win-win. When, say, the La Jolla Playhouse or the...
Under its new artistic director Michael Weber, Porchlight Music Theatre is going to concentrate on this pithy and concise mission: "American Musicals. Chicago Style." So what, exactly, does that mean? "Well," Weber said in an interview earlier this...
A new, born-in-Chicago musical penned by Michael Mahler and Aaron Thielen is the centerpiece of the 2012 season at the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire. Entitled "Hero," the show is about an 20-something, aspiring comic-book artist who still lives at home...
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Among Stephen Sondheim fans, it's already being called "the other 'Follies.'" When Gary Griffin and Chicago Shakespeare Theater began making plans for a major Chicago revival of the 1971 musical (book by James Goldman, music and lyrics by Sondheim)...
Jessie Mueller, the versatile musical-theater actress known for her work at the Marriott Theatre, Drury Lane Oakbrook and the Goodman Theatre, appears headed for Broadway in "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever," starring Harry Connick, Jr. Mueller has...
A young Chicago actress without a single Broadway credit to her name gets picked for a major new Broadway musical - that alone would be the stuff of dreams. But Jessie Mueller has done much, much better than that. The actress last seen in "Shout" at...
WGN NewsThe critically acclaimed "It's a Wonderful Life: Live of the Biograph!" returns to Chicago now through December 31, 2011. You can find the Biograph Theater at 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. Put together by the American Blues Theater (ABT), performances are Thursday...
TribLocal - ElmhurstWhether you're interested in finding a Christmas miracle with Scrooge or dancing with the Nutcracker prince, there are plenty of seasonal theater options in the …...
The Theater LoopThe historic, 1,888-seat Paramount Theatre in Aurora says that it has already sold almost 10,000 subscriptions to its new slate of self-produced musicals, beginning this fall. As a point of comparison, Drury Lane Theatre has 25,000 subscribers and the...
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