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Tony Awards 2015 – Best Choreography

Posted on: May 11th, 2015 by B.I. C. No Comments

Here are this year’s nominees for Best Choreography:



Best Choreography

Joshua Bergasse, “On the Town”

Christopher Gattelli, “The King and I”

Scott Graham & Steven Hoggett for Frantic Assembly, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”

Casey Nicholaw, “Something Rotten!”

Christopher Wheeldon, “An American in Paris”


Here’s a few fun facts:

– Before gaining acclaim as a choreographer, Joshua Bergasse was a performer himself and actually toured through Chicago with the musical “Movin’ Out” at the Shubert Theater June 25, 2002 – September 1, 2002.

– Christopher Gattelli choreographed the Tony-Award winning musical “Newsies” which just recently played at the Oriental Theatre December 10, 2014 – January 04, 2015.

– Casey Nicholaw choreographed The Book of Mormon which is currently playing at the Bank of America Theatre through May 17, 2015, and also directed and choreographed Elf the Musical which toured through Chicago at the Cadillac Palace November 26, 2013 – December 15, 2013.


Short & Sweet: ELF The Musical

Posted on: December 13th, 2013 by broadwayinchicago No Comments

Diana Martinez and guest critic Karen Whalen give you the Short & Sweet on ELF The Musical. It’s only here through this weekend so make sure to get your tickets now if you haven’t had the chance to see the show Martinez calls “a funny, fresh treat for the holidays”.


Interview with ELF The Musical’s Lindsay Nicole Chambers

Posted on: December 4th, 2013 by broadwayinchicago No Comments

Jovie’s a bit of a pessimist when it comes to Christmas cheer, but Lindsay Nicole Chambers is definitely in the holiday spirit! Which of the 4 main elf food groups (candy, candy canes, candy corn and syrup) couldn’t she live without? Lindsay also gives us the scoop on the differences between ELF the movie and the musical, what makes Buddy so inspiring and the perks of being a Debbie Downer.



Karen Hyland is Home for the Holidays in ELF The Musical

Posted on: December 2nd, 2013 by broadwayinchicago No Comments
Karen Hyland

Karen Hyland

I’ve lived in New York for 13 years, but Chicago will always be my home.  I grew up on the south side in the town of Beverly and began dancing at the Beverly Arts Center, continuing my training at Lou Conte Dance Studio, home of Hubbard Street Dance.  I attended Mother McAuley High School where I performed in every fall musical production.  My summers were spent either taking dance class, performing with the 99th Street Summer Theatre, or scooping ice cream for Rainbow Cone at the Taste of Chicago!

As a little girl, I was so fortunate to have parents who brought me downtown to see every touring show, every ballet, and quite a few Bulls games as well.  My father and uncle used to sleep outside the old Chicago Stadium to get $12 nosebleed seats to see Michael Jordan.  But I will never forget sitting in the audience of The Nutcracker, watching the beautiful ballerinas, and dreaming of one day being onstage.  After years of training and auditioning, I’ve been fortunate enough to perform professionally both nationally and internationally.  I even accomplished my lifetime goal of performing on Broadway just last year!  But nothing can compare to returning home to perform on the very stage where I first discovered my love of theatre.

You can catch Karen in ‘ELF The Musical’ at the Cadillac Palace Theatre now through December 15th. Click here to buy your tickets now for this special holiday treat!