Tuesday September 2nd 2014

Theatre Reviews

“Reasons To Be Happy”

I was a bit thrown as to why these ladies both wanted this man. He is nothing special. he has nothing special to offer. Yet, two attractive women find themselves eager to [Read More]

“Ecstasy”

I am not sure if this was the best selection for a new company to make for their first. It is weak in story despite having some solid actors. Again, why do we have to have [Read More]

“Some Men” reviewed by Lawrence Riordan

fortunately, superb direction by David Zak and Derick Van Barham, as well excellent acting bring by the entire cast, bring out what is great about Terence McNally’s script. [Read More]

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Restaurant Reviews

“Tavern on 60″, a new and delightful spot

We also had to try another very special item on their sandwich menu, Lobster Grilled Cheese, a 4oz Lobster tail tossed with Panko breadcrumbs, pan sautéed, nestled between grilled Texas toast with a special remoulade sauce- this was the last item that we partook in and was the [Read More]

Cabaret

“Funny Old Broads” reviewed by Jane Bresloff

The songs ( many are paraphrased words to familiar melodies) as sung by Jan Slavin and Pam Peterson hit all the topics that a "baby Boomer" deals with- memory loss, shrinking size,arthritis, memory loss( did I say that already?), menopause and all the parts of aging that are experienced. The comic [Read More]

Earth,Wind & Fire at Ravinia

These men brought us back to the glory days of their blend of "rock N' Roll, mixed with jazz and young and old audience members has a night to remember. The stage was filled with musicians and with the electronics and great lighting effects, most of the audience was on its feet for close to 100 [Read More]

“Funny Old Broads” RETURNS

“Old Jews Telling Jokes” may have left Chicago, but we still have the “Funny Old Broads”- four very funny comics that will delight your funny bone with their antics and jokes as well as a few songs. For the Summer  (can you believe it is Summer already?), they will make [Read More]

Articles

“Oh, What a Night!-What a Season” BIC 2014/2015

The other night ( Monday,August 16th), Broadway In Chicago presented its annual concert- “Summer Concert” at Millenium Park with The City Of Chicago and its park district as well as the Department of Cultural Affairs> The weather was ideal. Not hot! Not [Read More]

News

2014 Jeff Nominations

They are in ! The nominations for the Equity theaters of the Greater Chicago Area.There are 179 nominations in 35 categories for Chicago Equity theatrical productions that opened between August 1, 2013 and July 31, 2014. In the Large Theatre category, Goodman Theatre’s “Brigadoon” and Drury [Read More]

Congrats to Jessie Mueller

From all  of us here at “aroundthetownchicago.com” and the thousands of Chicago area theater patrons who have watched the Mueller family on our stages, a hearty CONGRATULATIONS to Jessie for her Tony Award as Best Actress in a musical !Now, all we can hope is that when they take the [Read More]

“Frozen” comes to Chicago/Rosemont

The story will be the same, the music as well, but we will now witness these sisters, Anna and Elsa, "LIVE" as they bring the story to the ice aarena. The Feld Company, who has been bringing these Disney on Ice shows to Chicago for for over 30 years is proud to have the first crack at bringing this [Read More]