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Broadway In Chicago to co-present LEONARD SOLOWAY’S BROADWAY screening at 2019 Reeling Film Festival

Posted on: September 18th, 2019 by B.I. C. No Comments

Broadway In Chicago is proud to sponsor the Reeling Film Festival screening of the documentary LEONARD SOLOWAY’S BROADWAY on Wednesday, September 25 at 7:15 pm at Landmark Century Centre Cinemas. Tickets and more information are available at: https://reelingfilmfestival.org/2019/movies/leonard-soloways-broadway/

Special early access to the upcoming Broadway In Chicago season subscription is available for festivalgoers with $50 down at https://www.broadwayinchicago.com/subscribe-now/ The offer is valid online only through October 5, 11:59 p.m. and is subject to availability. Standard ticketing fees apply. No exchanges or refunds.

In a career that has spanned more than 70 years, Broadway legend Leonard Soloway has helped bring to the stage nearly 150 productions that have collected more than 40 Tony Awards, 21 Drama Desk Awards and two Pulitzer Prizes. At age 90, Leonard is not done. Coaxing creativity out of chaos, the movie reveals Leonard’s extraordinary story as he and his team energetically work to get his latest production ready for its New York premiere. Interspersed with fly on the wall scenes of preparing the show are interviews with Broadway luminaries who have worked with Leonard, including John Slattery, Olympia Dukakis, Elizabeth Ashley, and others. Narrated by Campbell Scott, the film is a delightful ride through Broadway’s golden age, illuminated by Leonard’s dry wit and never-before-heard stories of everyone from Marlene Dietrich to Elaine Stritch. Leonard also relates candid moments from his personal journey as a proudly out gay man in an era when a “don’t ask, don’t tell” mentality was the rule, even in many theatrical circles.

 

FALSETTOS to co-present screening of STILL WAITING IN THE WINGS at the 2018 Reeling Film Festival

Posted on: September 14th, 2018 by B.I. C. No Comments

FALSETTOS and Broadway In Chicago are proud to sponsor the Reeling Film Festival screening of the delightful musical comedy STILL WAITING IN THE WINGS on Saturday, September 22 at 3:00 pm at Landmark Century Centre Cinemas. Tickets and more information are available at: http://reelingfilmfestival.org/2018/films/still-waiting-in-the-wings/

Special early access to a limited number of FALSETTOS tickets is available for festivalgoers using offer code REELING at: http://bit.ly/Falsettos_RFF The offer is valid online only through September 30, 11:59 p.m. and is subject to availability. Standard ticketing fees apply. No exchanges or refunds.

The film follows the trial and triumphs of a ragtag team of actors waiting tables in Times Square. Buff Lee (Blake Peyrot) shakes his moneymaker at the gay strip club while Anthony (Jeffrey A. Johns) is dreaming of Broadway glory while working with his fellow wanna-be stars as a singing/dancing waiter. In-between the hilarious musical numbers, competition is heating up backstage at the restaurant. Naïve Anthony hasn’t figured out that his new bestie at work is scheming to take his place and grab his audition spots. And to Lee it looks like Anthony is cheating – nothing to sing about. Queer movie maven Q. Allan Brocka (BOY CULTURE and the EATING OUT series) keeps the action zipping along in this frothy and very sexy comedy that will be nirvana for showtune queens. The cast includes a host of cameos from Broadway legend Chita Rivera to Bruce Vilanch, Cindy Williams, Sally Struthers, Lee Meriwether, Ed Asner, Patricia Richardson, and Seth Rudetsky.

 

 

FUN HOME to co-present screening of HEARTLAND at the Reeling Film Festival

Posted on: September 21st, 2016 by B.I. C. No Comments

FUN HOME and Broadway In Chicago are proud to co-present the Reeling Film Festival screening of the drama HEARTLAND on Saturday, September 24 at 7:15 pm at Landmark Century Centre Cinemas. Tickets and more information are available at: http://reelingfilmfestival.org/2016/films/heartland/

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After the death of her girlfriend, Lauren (Velinda Godfrey) finds herself emotionally adrift and moves back in with her mother for a while. But her mother, portrayed by esteemed character actor Beth Grant (LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, DONNIE DARKO, NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN), is a conservative scold and refuses to acknowledge Lauren’s lesbianism.

When Lauren’s brother Justin (Aaron Leddick) and his fiancée Carrie (THE BIG BANG THEORY’s Laura Spencer) return home for a visit, Lauren is surprised to find a connection with the warm and friendly Carrie. As the visit gets extended, the two find themselves thrown together on more than one occasion. Finally, improbably, at the height of a tornado, the friendship briefly sparks into more but just as quickly is threatened when Justin and mama catch on to what is happening.

Maura Anderson’s film is an entertaining and moving story of misplaced affection and almost missed human connections.