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  • Diana Martinez reviews the world premiere of The Last Ship Jul 1, 2014 2:52 PM
    Short and Sweet host, Diana Martinez of Broadway in Chicago, reviews The Last Ship.

     
  • ‘First Wives Club’ musical announces Chicago engagement Jun 30, 2014 4:21 PM
    A revised musical version of "The First Wives Club," based upon the late Olivia Goldsmith's 1992 novel and a 1996 movie version, will play a pre-Broadway engagment at Chicago's Oriental Theatre in the spring of 2015.

     
  • Audra McDonald, Bryan Cranston, NPH win Tonys Jun 9, 2014 2:08 AM
    The murderous romp “A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder” has gotten a lot of love at the Tony Awards — it nabbed the best new musical trophy on a night that saw Audra McDonald, Bryan Cranston and Neil Patrick Harris all took home big awards.

     
  • Selected winners at the 2014 Tony Awards Jun 8, 2014 11:04 PM
    Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play: Mark Rylance, “Twelfth Night.” Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical: Lena Hall, “Hedwig and the Angry Inch.” Best Direction of a Musical: Darko Tresnjak, “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder.” Best Direction of a Play: Kenny Leon, “A Raisin in the Sun.” Best Score: Jason Robert Brown, “The Bridges of Madison County.” Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical: James Monroe Iglehart “Aladdin.” Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play: Sophie Okonedo, “A Raisin in the Sun.” Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play: Audra McDonald, “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill.” Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play: Bryan Cranston, “All the Way.” Best Play: “All The Way.” Best Revival of a Play: “A Raisin in the Sun.” Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical: Neil Patrick Harris, “Hedwig and the Angry Inch.” Best Revival of a Musical: “Hedwig and the Angry Inch.” Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical: Jessie Mueller, “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.” Best Musical: “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder.”

     
  • Sting musical launches in Chicago before cruising off to Broadway Jun 6, 2014 11:40 AM
    British rock star Sting goes back to his childhood roots in Northern England for his new musical, "The Last Ship," which is making its world premiere pre-Broadway debut at the Bank of America Theatre in Chicago from Tuesday, June 10, through Sunday, July 13. "The Last Ship" tells the tale of a shipbuilding community that faces a loss of dignity and pride when the ship manufacturer is threatened with closure.

     
  • Sting gives Wayne native big break on ‘Last Ship’ Jun 6, 2014 5:30 AM
    Wayne native Martha McDonnell makes her professional musical debut playing in the orchestra of "The Last Ship," a new musical by pop superstar Sting that makes its pre-Broadway world premiere at the Bank of America Theatre in Chicago from Tuesday, June 10, through Sunday, July 13.

     
  • Short and Sweet critic Mike Latone reviews ‘Motown the Musical’ with Diana Martinez May 21, 2014 10:38 AM
    Short and Sweet critic Mike Latone reviews Motown the Musical in an interview with Diana Martinez of Broadway in Chicago.

     
  • Short and Sweet critic Jennifer Irwin reviews ‘Buyer and Cellar’ with Diana Martinez May 21, 2014 11:13 AM
    Short and Sweet critic Jennifer Irwin reviews 'Buyer and Cellar' in an interview with Diana Martinez of Broadway in Chicago

     
  • 'Buyer & Cellar' serves up delicious imagined Streisand dish May 13, 2014 6:40 AM
    Michael Urie ("Ugly Betty") and playwright Jonathan Tolins ("The Twilight of the Golds") serve up delicious dish imagining what it might be like to work for award-winning star Barbra Streisand in her Malibu home basement mall in the hilarious off-Broadway comedy "Buyer & Cellar." The acclaimed and award-winning 2013 off-Broadway comedy launches its national tour at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place in Chicago now through Sunday, June 15.

     
  • Short and Sweet critic Beth Kahan reviews ‘Wizard of Oz’ with Diana Martinez May 9, 2014 3:51 PM
    Short and Sweet guest critic Beth Kahan of St. Charles discusses her reactions to Broadway in Chicago’s “Wizard of Oz with host Diana Martinez. Kahan draws upon her experience as an actress – including her experience playing a munchkin in her school’s rendition of “Wizard of Oz” – to critique the show.

     
  • Glorious songs overstuff ‘Motown The Musical’ May 9, 2014 6:53 PM
    "Motown The Musical" is truly too much of a good thing. It overflows with so much music and so many great performances that Motown Records founder Berry Gordy only scratches the surface story-wise of his rise-and-fall career and lasting cultural legacy. Yet generations of baby boomers and their kids who grew up with this landmark music are sure to be whipped up into a nostalgic frenzy thanks to a top notch national tour of "Motown The Musical," now playing at Chicago's Oriental Theatre through Saturday, Aug. 9.

     
  • Touring 'Wizard of Oz' wows — and Toto, too May 4, 2014 6:41 AM
    "The Wizard of Oz" on tour walks a fine line of hewing close to its template of the classic 1939 MGM film musical, while also updating the material with the latest projection effects, new songs by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice and the inclusion of a number of modern pop culture references. And at the Cadillac Palace Theatre, it succeeds.

     
  • Michael Urie brings 'Buyer & Cellar' tour to Chicago May 2, 2014 6:19 AM
    For the past year, Michael Urie has had to field a constant stream of questions about Barbra Streisand. That's because Urie is the star of Jonathan Tolins' critically acclaimed 2013 off-Broadway comedy “Buyer & Cellar,” a one-man show that imagines what it might be like to work in the well-documented faux mall in the basement of Streisand's Malibu home. Urie is launching a national tour of the show from Chicago's Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place starting Tuesday, May 6.

     
  • 'Wizard of Oz' brings magic to Chicago Apr 28, 2014 6:28 AM
    Vancouver-based actor Jay Brazeau (“Best in Show,” “Stargate SG-1”) finds it slightly ironic that he, a Canadian, is starring as the title character in such an all-American musical like “The Wizard of Oz.” Brazeau also estimates that Canadian performers make up 90 percent of the cast for this tour, which starts Wednesday at Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre. The production features new songs by composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice, along with classics from the 1939 MGM film. This tour traces its roots to a 2010 British reality TV show called “Over the Rainbow.”

     
  • How Chicago lured 'Motown The Musical' away from Motor City Apr 18, 2014 5:00 AM
    "Motown The Musical" launches its North American tour at Chicago's Oriental Theatre for a 12-week run starting Tuesday, April 22. The tour is notable for being eligible for the Illinois Live Theatre Production Tax Credit (part of the reason the show's producers chose Chicago versus other cities), while Chicago native and Broadway veteran Allison Semmes has been cast in the starring role of Diana Ross.

     
  • Chicago actress steps into Diana Ross' heels in 'Motown the Musical' Apr 17, 2014 3:20 PM
    Actress Allison Semmes is a Chicagoan through and through, but she has largely built her theater career away from the Windy City. Now, however, she is returning home in a big way by starring as legendary singer Diana Ross in the national tour of “Motown The Musical” at Chicago's Oriental Theatre.

     
  • Critic for the day, Joseph Billquist, discusses Peter and the Starcatcher with host Diana Martinez of Broadway in Chicago Apr 15, 2014 12:43 PM
    Short & Sweet guest critic Joseph Billquist shares his perspective on Peter and the Starcatcher with Broadway in Chicago host  Diana Martinez.

     
  • 'Book of Mormon' announces Chicago return Apr 3, 2014 8:16 AM
    "The Book of Mormon" is making a brief touring return to Chicago in 2015 for an 11-week run at the Bank of America Theatre. The nine-time Tony Award-winning musical previously played Chicago for a 43-week engagement at the same theater starting in late 2012.

     
  • Skokie native takes flight in 'Peter' prequel Mar 28, 2014 12:34 PM
    These are a few reasons why Skokie native and Jeff Award-winner Joey deBettencourt hopes that local theatergoers will take to “Peter and the Starcatcher” at Chicago's Bank of America Theatre from Wednesday, April 2, through Sunday, April 13. Cast as “The Boy” who eventually becomes Peter Pan, deBettencourt thinks hometown pride might factor into audience turnout.

     
  • Short & Sweet critic Ellen Ferrera reviews Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, hosted by Diana Martinez Mar 27, 2014 8:55 AM
    Short and Sweet Critic for the day, Ellen Ferrera of Villa Parks, shares her perspective on Broadway in Chicago's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat with host, Diana Martinez.

     
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