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Review: Spamilton (Royal George Theatre)

Yando Lopez and Eric Andrew Lewis star in Spamilton at Royal George Theatre            
      

  

Spamilton
   
Written by Gerard Alessandrini
Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted (map)  
open run  |  tix: $50-$55  |  more info
       
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April 21, 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

Top 10 Chicago Productions of 2016

 

Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda at PrivateBank Theatre, Broadway in Chicago 3Brenda Barrie, James Doherty. Michael E Martin, Johnny Arena and Rudy Galvan in United Flight 232The Joffrey Ballet presents Christopher Wheeldon’s The Nutcracker, Auditorium Theatre 27Jessica Ervin and Bryce Gangel in Dry Land, Rivendell TheatreMichael Holding by Laura Wade in Posh, Steep Theatre GGMaria Velazquez in Library from Learning Curve, Albany Park Theater ProjectThomas Cox, Bolden. (Back) Ruiz, Sullivan, Brown. Photo by Michael Brosilow (2)Cecelia Wingate and Liz Sharpe in Byhalia Mississippi, New Colony Definition TheatreSydney Charles and Julian Parker in Prowess, Jackalope Theatre (Joel Maisonet)Amy Stricker, Britain Gebhardt, Max DeTogne, Lizzie Schwarzrock, Kelly Baskin, Caitlin Jackson

Another year, another 12 months of great theater! 2016 blessed the Windy City with inspired new works and riveting revivals from a wide range of companies – from the largest equity houses and dance companies to the smallest of Chicago’s storefronts. Taking into account the hundreds of productions that we reviewed this past year, here are our picks, in alphabetical order, for the best 10 productions of 2016. Bravo to all!!  

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January 2, 2017 | 0 Comments More

Review: Hamilton (Broadway in Chicago)

Miguel Cervantes stars as Alexander Hamilton in Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Broadway Chicago          
      
  

Hamilton
 
Written by Lin-Manuel Miranda 
PrivateBank Theatre, 18 W. Monroe (map) 
Open Run  |  tix: $65-$400  |  more info
       
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October 25, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Review: In the Heights (Porchlight Music Theatre)

Frankie Leo Bennett as Sonny sings 96,000 from In the Heights, Porchlight Theatre           
   

In the Heights

By Lin-Manuel Miranda (music & lyrics)
   and Quiara Alegría Hudes (book)
at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont (map)
thru Dec 31  |  tix: $43-$51  |  more info
       
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September 19, 2016 | 0 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: Bring It On (Broadway in Chicago)

The cast of Broadway in Chicago's "Bring It On The Musical", directed by Andy Blandenbuehler. (photo credit: Michael Lamont)       
      
Bring It On 

Written by Tom Kitt, Amanda Green,
Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeff Whitty 
Directed by Andy Blankenbuehler
at Cadillac Palace, 151 W. Randolph (map)
thru March 25  |  tickets: $18-$85   |  more info
       
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March 10, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Review: In The Heights (Broadway in Chicago)

IN THE HEIGHTS North American Tour; North American Tour Cast (c) John Daughtry, 2011       
      
In the Heights 

Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda 
Book by Quiara Alegria Hudes
Directed by Thomas Kail
Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph (map)
thru Jan 15  |  tickets: $25-$75   |  more info
       
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January 12, 2012 | 0 Comments More