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Short and Sweet – Bullets Over Broadway

Posted on: April 26th, 2016 by B.I. C. No Comments

Short and Sweet guest critic Phillip Nardi reviews Bullets Over Broadway with host Diana Martinez for the Daily Herald.

Martinez says “These over-the-top characters, funny/punny one-liners, great music and brilliant dancing all add up to a great night out.”

Read more and watch the video review at the Daily Herald website

Win a pair of tickets to Bullets Over Broadway!

Posted on: March 17th, 2016 by B.I. C. No Comments

Bullets Over Broadway is a hilarious comedy about the making of a Broadway show!  It’s the story of a young playwright who, in desperate need of financial backing for his next show, accepts an offer he can’t refuse from a mobster looking to please his showgirl girlfriend.

If you were to write YOUR OWN musical, tell us what the title would be including a short synopsis below for the chance to win a pair of tickets to the first performance of BULLETS OVER BROADWAY on April 19, 7:30 pm at The PrivateBank Theatre! Entries close April 17 at 11:59 pm.

 

 

Tony Awards: Best Book of a Musical

Posted on: June 2nd, 2014 by broadwayinchicago No Comments

 

Sometimes actors will speak words in between all the song and dance of a musical. The nominees for Best Book are there to help move the story along and get the show from one big musical number to the next.

Woody Allen – Bullets Over Broadway

Chad Beguelin – Aladdin

Douglas McGrath – Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Robert L. Freedman – A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

DID YOU KNOW? Douglas McGrath was the screenwriter of the Woody Allen-directed film “Bullets Over Broadway” that Woody Allen then adapted for the stage by writing the Tony-nominated book!

 

Tony Awards: Best Choreography

Posted on: May 30th, 2014 by broadwayinchicago No Comments

Gotta dance! Here are the choreographers who inspired fancy footwork and marvelous movement on Broadway stages.

 

Susan Stroman – Bullets Over Broadway

Kelly Devine & Steven Hoggett – Rocky

Warren Carlyle – After Midnight

Casey Nicholaw – Aladdin

DID YOU KNOW? Talk about the student becoming the master! Warren Carlyle was the assistant choreographer under fellow nominee director Susan Stroman on The Producers, and now he’s garnered his first Tony nominations for choreography AND directing.

Steven Hoggett is currently here in Chicago choreographing The Last Ship!

Spring Road Conference Highlights

Posted on: May 19th, 2014 by broadwayinchicago No Comments

Last week, members of our team were able to attend the Spring Road Conference in New York City.

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The conference opened with a surprise appearance by Tommy Tune!

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Jon Stewart (“The Daily Show”) delivered the keynote address, stating about live theatre: “Why am I here? Here’s why…I can sit. And turn next to the person next to me and say ‘That was wonderful.'”

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Presentations, speeches and discussions followed with (from L to R): Tyne Daly and Bobby Steggert of “Mothers & Sons”, Chicago actress Jessie Mueller of “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical”, Audra McDonald, Idina Menzel and the creative team of “If/Then”, the creative team of Bullets Over Broadway, Bryan Cranston of “All the Way”. A performance from “Aladdin” with stars Adam Jacobs and Courtney Reed took place as well.

A fantastic time was had by all attendees and we’re excited to see some of these shows hit the road and come to Chicago in the future!