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Tony Awards 2015 – Best Original Score

Posted on: May 18th, 2015 by B.I. C. No Comments

Here are the individuals nominated for Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre:

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre:

“Fun Home” – Music: Jeanine Tesori, Lyrics: Lisa Kron

“The Last Ship” – Music & Lyrics: Sting

“Something Rotten!” – Music & Lyrics: Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick

“The Visit” – Music: John Kander, Lyrics: Fred Ebb

Here are a few fun facts:

-We’re extremely happy for Sting being nominated for “The Last Ship” since it premiered here in Chicago at the Bank of America Theatre June 10, 2014 – July 13, 2014 before moving to Broadway.

– Jeanine Tesori wrote the music for “Shrek the Musical,” which opened on Broadway in 2008 and earned her both Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations.  “Shrek the Musical” toured through Chicago at the Cadillac Palace Theatre July 25, 2010 – September 5, 2010.

-John Kander and Fred Ebb are one of the most successful songwriting teams in history.  If you know shows such as “Cabaret,” “Chicago,” “Kiss of the Spiderwoman,” “Curtains,” “The Scottsboro Boys,” etc., then you definitely know Kander and Ebb.  Another fun fact is that Liza Minnelli became strongly associated with Kander and Ebb, with Ebb producing Minnelli’s Emmy-winning television special “Liza with a Z.”

On Your Feet! Webisode #1

Posted on: April 1st, 2015 by B.I. C. No Comments

 

Coming to the Oriental Theatre for Five Weeks Only June 2 – July 5 before heading to Broadway, ON YOUR FEET! is a world premiere musical based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, legendary producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan.

Check out the first episode in ON YOUR FEET!’s new “The Journey to Broadway” series below to get a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to bring this new musical to the Great White Way!

Watch THE ILLUSIONISTS perform and be amazed!

Posted on: February 25th, 2015 by B.I. C. No Comments

We’re more than positive these are the reactions you’ll have when you see The Illusionists at the Cadillac Palace Theatre March 10 – 22! Each video contains one of the magician’s signature illusions – you won’t believe your eyes!

The Manipulator Yu Ho-Jin’s cloth to card trick

“Aww snap, that’s cool!”

 

The Anti-Conjuror Dan Sperry’s mask to dove trick

“AHHHH that’s incredible!”

 

The Trickster Jeff Hobson’s egg and bag trick

“Oooh that’s some breakfast magic right there!”

 

The Escapologist Andrew Basso escapes from water chamber

“Whaaaaa?! How’d his lungs not burst?!”

 

The Warrior Aaron Crow shoots an apple off an audience member’s head

“I can’t even process how incredible that was!”

 

The Inventor Kevin James saws a person in half

“I…have no words.”

 

The Futurist Adam Trent saws himself in half

“That’s got to hurt! How is he doing that?!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alexis Juliano – From “So You Think You Can Dance” to STOMP!

Posted on: January 21st, 2015 by B.I. C. No Comments

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Hi everyone!!

My name is Alexis Juliano, but everyone calls me Lexi and I’m a performer in the touring cast of STOMP. This week we’re in Chicago and I’m so incredibly excited to be here because I love this city! Chicago has so many things to see and do, it’s so great that STOMP is here for the whole week! The cast has already been on some adventures together. For instance, we ventured to the Shedd Aquarium yesterday and it was so much fun getting to see the different types of fish (the beluga whales were my favorite!) We are also playing WhirlyBall this week and I am super excited because it will be my first time playing!

Tuesday night was our opening night here in Chicago and it was a packed house! The audience was buzzing and as a performer, we can feel that on stage and feed off of that energy to provide an even more awe-inspiring performance. Judging by the opening night, this week is going to be nothing short of amazing for the audiences. I’m so blessed to be able to tour and perform in great cities like Chicago!

I hope to see you at the show!

<3 Lexi

Tickets to For the Record Presents “Dear John Hughes” are now on sale!

Posted on: January 8th, 2015 by B.I. C. No Comments

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12 performances only from March 5 – 15 at the Broadway Playhouse!

Tickets to the John Hughes-inspired cabaret For the Record Presents “Dear John Hughes” are now on sale! This theatrical concert includes songs from acclaimed coming of age 1980′s teen films Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Weird Science, Pretty In Pink, Some Kind of Wonderful and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, including songs such as Don’t You Forget About Me, We Are Not Alone, If You Leave, Pretty In Pink, If You Were Here, True as well as classic moments like Danke Shoen, Twist And Shout, Try A Little Tenderness and many more.

2015 marks the 30th anniversary of the release of The Breakfast Club, the John Hughes classic which epitomizes one of the most influential pop cultural contributions of our time and changed the way many young people looked at everything from class to friendship, love to sex and fashion to music. These themes are explored throughout “For The Record Presents Dear John Hughes” by this ‘brat pack’ for the modern age that includes leading talent from stage, the recording world and screen as well as rising stars – all embodying iconic movie characters and giving them new musical voices.