Tag: Jerome Robbins

Review: The King and I (Broadway in Chicago)

Jose Llana and Laura Michelle Kelly star as The King and Anna in The King and I, Broadway Chicago             

   

The King and I
    
By Richard Rodgers (music),
  Oscar Hammerstein II (lyrics, co-author)   
at Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph (map)
thru July 9  |  tix: $20-$90  |  more info
       
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June 29, 2017 | 0 Comments More

Chicago’s Best Theater of 2016

  

Miguel Cervantes stars as Alexander Hamilton in Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Broadway ChicagoDana Omar and Gay Glenn star in Cinderella at the Theater Potatotes, Hypocrites TheatreKaren Rodriguez stars in The Way She Spoke, Solo Celebration, Greenhouse Theater 3ETHL_ShowPageFINAL_450x665James Vincent Meredith and Bethany Jillard in Othello, Chicago Shakespeare TheatreBryce Gangel, Jessica Ervin and Charlotte Thomas in Dry Land, RivendellJulissa Contreras, Sarah Cartwright and Ada Grey in The Haven Place, Red Orchid TheatreEvan Linder and Liz Sharpe in Byhalia Mississippi, New Colony Definition TheatreBrian Parry and Aaron Kirby in The Drawer Boy, Redtwist TheatreChristian Castro and D’Wayne Taylor in Jesus Hopped A Train, Eclipse TheatreThomas Cox, Bolden. (Back) Ruiz, Sullivan, Brown. Photo by Michael Brosilow (2)Mary Beth Fisher and Harris Yulin in Long Day's Journey Into Night, Court TheatreEliza Stoughton and Sam Hubbard in A Loss of Roses, Raven TheatreBlair Brown and Alan Wilder in Mary Page Marlowe, Steppenwolf TheatreChristina Saliba with mirror from Learning Curve, Albany Park Theater ProjectThe Joffrey Ballet presents Christopher Wheeldon’s The Nutcracker, Auditorium TheatreJustin Keyes, Chris Sams, Tyrone L. Robinson, Will Skrip and Sean Blake in Smokey Joe's CafeDash Barber and Christopher Borek in Posh by Laura Wade, Steep Theatre LMSarah Goeden, Justine C. Turner and Nicole Bloomsmith in Once in a Lifetime, StrawdogSydney Charles and Julian Parker in Prowess, Jackalope TheatreIt’s the classic tale of the Sharks versus the Jets in West Side Story, one of the greatest musicals ever, playing March 16-April 24, 2016 at the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora. For tickets and information, go to ParamountAurora.com or call (630) 896-6666. Photo credit: Liz Lauren.Brian Quijada in Where Do We Sit On the Bus, Teatro Vista Chicago 2Amy Stricker, Britain Gebhardt, Max DeTogne, Lizzie Schwarzrock, Kelly Baskin, Caitlin JacksonMonica Raymund stars in Thaddeus and Slocum, Lookingglass TheatreBrenda Barrie, James Doherty. Michael E Martin, Johnny Arena and Rudy Galvan in United Flight 232

     

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January 3, 2017 | 0 Comments More

Review: West Side Story (Paramount Theatre)

It’s the classic tale of the Sharks versus the Jets in West Side Story, one of the greatest musicals ever, playing March 16-April 24, 2016 at the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora. For tickets and information, go to ParamountAurora.com or call (630) 896-6666. Photo credit: Liz Lauren.          
      
  

West Side Story

Written by Leonard Bernstein (music),
  Stephen Sondheim (lyrics), Arthur Laurents (book)
Paramount Theatre, Aurora, IL  (map)
thru Apr 24  |  tix: $41-$56  |  more info
       
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March 21, 2016 | 2 Comments More

Review: West Side Story (Broadway in Chicago, US Tour)

Addison Reid Coe and MaryJoanna Grisso stars as Tony and Maria in Broadway in Chicago's "West Side Story" by Stephen Sondheim and Leonard Bernstein, directed by David Saint. (photo credit: Carol Rosegg)        
       
West Side Story  

Arthur Laurents (book), Leonard Bernstein (music)
     and Stephen Sondheim (lyrics)
Directed by David Saint
at Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph (map)
thru June 16  |  tickets: $18-$85   |  more info
       
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June 13, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: Fiddler on the Roof (Paramount Theatre)

Classical violinist Mark Agnor plays the titular role in Paramount Theatre's "Fiddler on the Roof" directed by Jim Corti, music directed by Michael Keefe. (photo credit: Liz Lauren)        
       
Fiddler on the Roof 

Written by Joseph Stein (book), Jerry Bock (music)
    and Sheldon Harnick (lyrics)
Directed by Jim Corti  
at Paramount Theatre, Aurora  (map)
thru March 24  |  tickets: $35-$47   |  more info
       
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March 14, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: American Legends (Joffrey Ballet)

Anastacia Holden and John Mark Giragosian star in Twyla Tharp's "Nine Sinatra Songs" from Joffrey Ballet's "American Legends". (photo credit: Herbert Migdoll)        
       
American Legends  

Choreographed by Jerome Robbins, Twyla Tharp,
     Gerald Arpino and Stanton Welch
at Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress (map)
thru Feb 24  |  tickets: $31-$152   |  more info
       
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February 16, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: Cathy Rigby is Peter Pan (Broadway in Chicago)

Jenna Wright as Tiger Lily Broadway in Chicago's "Cathy Rigby is Peter Pan", based on the book by J.M. Barrie, directed by Glenn Casale.        
       
Peter Pan  

Music: Moose Charlap and Jule Styne
Lyrics: Betty Comden, Carolyn Leigh, Adolph Green
Directed by Glenn Casale 
Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph (map)
thru Feb 10  |  tickets: $18-$85   |  more info
       
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February 3, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: Spring Desire (Joffrey Ballet Chicago)

      
      
Spring Desire 

Choreographed by Edwaard Liang,
     Jerome Robbins and Val Caniparoli 
Artistic Director: Ashley C. Wheater 
Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress (map)
thru May 6  |  tickets: $25-$149   |  more info
       
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April 29, 2012 | 0 Comments More