DE USURIS - Steve Hamilton, Bill Larkin and Broadway HD
New York Times bestselling author Steve Hamilton joins the conversation this week just prior to the launch of Exit Strategy, the next book in the Nick Mason series. The first book in the series, The Second Life of Nick Mason, made the 2016 Best Book lists for Kirkus and NPR, was Top Thriller for the Library Journal and received stellar reviews from the New York Times, Esquire, The Wall Street Journal and AP to name a few. Nick Mason returns deadlier than ever!
Bill Larkin - Knowing Your Audience is our FTA this week, a conversation from late last year about his album of the same name recorded live at Chicago's legendary Green Mill. If you were lucky enough to have been there, you already know that Larkin’s humor is fresh, edgy, perceptive and highly charged. It could be rated “M” for “Mature” or “Manic” … take your pick. Karen Mason this week and Joan Curto coming up at Davenport's. The Chicago Riverwalk kickoff is Saturday, May 20th.
VIRTUALLY SPEAKING: There are some exciting online experiences coming up, including An Evening with the 5 Browns, the Steinway Artists Concert Series live from Florida State University’s Ruby Diamond Concert Hall. The concert is sold out, but you can watch the livestream on June 1st at 8 p.m. ET. We have been talking a lot about BROADWAY HD where you can enjoy a world-class musical-viewing experience right at home. The growing archive includes recent hits like She Loves Me and The Woodsman, and in June, the live world premiere broadcast of the Off-Broadway production of Daddy Long Legs.
- Victory Gardens Theater - St. Jude Opens May 18th
- Goodman Theatre - Pamplona Opens May 19th
- Chicago Dramatists - Johnny 10 Beers' Daughter World Premiere Opens May 21st
- Court Theatre - Harvey through June 11th
- Northlight Theatre– Relativity through June 18th
- Paramount Theatre - Jesus Christ Superstar through May 28th
- Drury Lane - Chicago through June 18th
- Timeline Theatre - Paradise Blue through July 23rd
- Monday Night Live at Petterino's
- Art Institute Chicago - Saints and Heroes - Arms, Armor, Medieval and Renaissance
- Music at Winter's Jazz Club
Read Review of Abigail Riccards by Howard Reich
- Davenport's Piano Bar - Karen Mason CD Release May 18-20th
- Chicago Riverwalk Summer Kickoff Celebration - May 20th
- Chicago Antiques, Art and Design Show - Merchandise Mart May 19-21st
- Chicago Memorial Day Parade - May 27th
- City of Chicago - Movies in the Park start June 2nd
- Skokie Theatre - Once Upon A Time – Judy Rossignuolo-Rice and Bernard Rice June 3rd
- Lookingglass Theatre – Moby Dick June 7th
- Davenport's Piano Bar - Joan Curto 'Happy Talk' June 9th - Listen to our conversation with Joan HERE
- Cirque du Soleil - United Center July 21st
Skokie Theatre - Tony Awards Night Gala Benefit
Sunday, June 11 6:30 p.m.
Honoring Barbara LaSpesa – 2017 Community Service Award
This year's annual benefit for Skokie Theatricals will be held on Sunday evening, June 11 to coincide with the Tony Awards. Watch the awards along with red carpet photos, champagne and hors d'oeuvre, raffles, silent auctions, and special live entertainment. $75