GREAT PERFORMANCES II
This week, more conversations with artist's whose work this year has been recognized with a 2016-2017 Joseph Jefferson Equity Award nomination.
Christmas in August, you say? It's not early for American Blues Theater's production of It's A Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago! which earned a pair of Jeff nominations for Production (Midsize) and Ensemble this year. We had a conversation with Director Wendy Whiteside and Foley Artist Shawn J. Goudie on the set of the live radio show during the run. Make a holiday reservation now to return again to Bedford Falls, this time at their new home, Stage 773. Opening November 16th.
In the middle of the run of Mamma Mia at the Marriott Lincolnshire, we had a fascinating conversation with Super Trouper Karl Hamilton and posted a Q & A with director Rachel Rockwell. Mamma Mia received multiple nominations including one of two for Meghan Murphy - Supporting Actress in Mamma Mia and Actress in a Revue in Drury Lane's Smokey Joe's Cafe.
Paramount Theater's lofty production of Jesus Christ Superstar with Evan Tyrone Martin as Jesus of Nazerth was recognized with two Jeff nominations including Supporting Actress nominee Felicia Boswell. We had a very personal and profound conversation with Martin who received a nomination for Actor in a Revue this year ... and can be seen now in the cast of HAIR at the Mercury Theater - our PicksInSix this week.
In all 158 nominations in 33 categories were announced for Chicago Equity theatrical productions during the period August 1, 2016 through July 31, 2017. Congratulations again to all of the performers, artistic and creative teams, companies and the staff and support system that brings so much high quality theatre to the Chicago area. Lots of great work and countless nights supporting Equity and Non-Equity theatre by the Jeff Committee. See the Complete List of Nominees and plan to attend the 49th Annual Jeff Equity Awards ceremony on November 6th at Drury Lane Theatre.
ELLA & LENA at the AUDITORIUM THEATRE November 17, 2017 Our FTA conversation with cabaret artist and producer Joan Curto rounds out the week as a prelude to her next big show at the Auditorium Theatre on November 17th. You will be hearing much more in the weeks ahead. Tickets are now on sale.
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