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Review: Tootsie the Musical (Broadway in Chicago)

0 Santino Fontana with Drew King, Leslie Donna Flesner, Sissy Bell, and John Arthur Greene    

  

  

Tootsie
 
Music and lyrics by David Yazbek
Book by Robert Horn
Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph (map)
thru Oct 14  |  tix: $35-$105  |  more info
       
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Review: Anything Goes (Broadway in Chicago)

Rachel York stars as Reno Sweeney in Broadway in Chicago's "Anything Goes", music and lyrics by Cole Porter, directed by Kathleen Marshall. (photo credit: Joan Marcus)        
      
Anything Goes

Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter 
Book by Timothy Crouse and John Weidman 
Directed by Kathleen Marshall
Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph (map)
thru May 5  |  tickets: $27-$95   |  more info
       
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Review: Rock of Ages (Broadway Playhouse)

Dominique Scott and the cast of Broadway in Chicago's "Rock of Ages", created by Chris d'Arienzo.  (photo credit: Scott Suchman)       
      
Rock of Ages 

Book by Chris D’Arienzo
Music by every 80’s rock band imaginable    
Directed by Kristin Hanggi 
Broadway Playhouse, 175 E. Chestnut (map)
thru Aug 5  |  tickets: $70-$80   |  more info
       
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June 7, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Review: The Addams Family (Broadway in Chicago)

Douglas Sills (Gomez) and Sara Gettelfinger (Morticia) in THE ADDAMS FAMILY.       
      
The Addams Family 

Book by Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice
Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Directed by Julian Crouch & Phelim McDermott
Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph (map)
thru Jan 1  |  tickets: $37-$100   |  more info
       
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December 28, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Review: Rock of Ages (Broadway in Chicago)

Rock of Ages cast       
      
Rock of Ages 

Written by Chris D’Arienzo
Directed by Kristin Hanggi
at Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph (map)
thru Nov 13  |  tickets: $18-$90   |  more info

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November 9, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Addams Family set to go through Revisions

“Revisions” for ‘Addams Family’ before Broadway run

The Addams Family
Ford Center for the Performing Arts, Oriental Theatre

As the musical begins, there are storm clouds gathering over the Addams Family home. Wednesday is falling in love, and guess who's coming to dinner?

Synopsis:
In this original story, the famously macabre Addams Family is put to the test when outsiders come to dinner, hurling Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday, Pugsley, Fester, Grandmama and Lurch headlong into a night that will change the family forever.
Show Advisory:
None
Genre:
Musical
Cast List:
Nathan Lane, Bebe Neuwirth, Terrence Mann, Carolee Carmello, Kevin Chamberlin, Jackie Hoffman, Zachary James, Adam Riegler, Wesley Taylor, and Krysta Rodriguez
Production Credits:
Direction and design by Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch
Lighting design by Natasha Katz
Sound design by Acme Sound Partners
Puppetry by Basil Twist
Music direction by Mary-Mitchell Campbell
Orchestrations by Larry Hochman
Dance arrangements by August Eriksmoen
Hair design by Tom Watson

Special effects design by Greg Meeh
Fight direction by Rick Sordelet
Heidi Miami Marshall will serve as associate director

Other Credits:
Lyrics by: Andrew Lippa
Music by: Andrew Lippa
Book by: Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice The producers of Addams Family, set for a spring Broadway opening, have hired the Tony Award-winning director Jerry Zaks as a consultant for the $16.5 million production, attempting to revive the musical from its less-than-glowing reviews.

perhaps we were taking a little too much for granted assuming that the audience walks in with the relationship with the Addams family fully intact, and we didn’t appropriately reconnect the audience to the family members,” said producer Stuart Oken.

No one on the creative team has left the show or been fired, Mr. Oken said, with Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch still listed as the directors and production designers, and Mr. Zaks billed as creative consultant.

Mr. Zaks is close to Mr. Lane, having directed him in the long-running Broadway musical revivals of Guys and Dolls in 1992 and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum in 1996, for which Mr. Lane won the Tony Award for best actor in a musical.

The musical’s lead producers, Stuart Oken and Roy Furman have admitted that the plot needed to focus more tightly on the Addams family members and that all roles, starting with Gomez (Nathan Lane) and Morticia (Bebe Neuwirth), needed their eccentric and subversive personalities clearly established in dialogue and song before the main action of the plot begins.

 

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January 29, 2010 | 0 Comments More