The World Premiere of The SpongeBob Musical will begin performances on Tuesday, June 7th at Broadway in Chicago's Oriental Theatre (24 West Randolph Street, Chicago, IL). This is a limited engagement through Sunday, July 3, 2016.
The SpongeBob Musical is co-conceived and directed by Tina Landau with a book by Kyle Jarrow, music supervision byTom Kitt.
The SpongeBob Musical will be a one-of-a-kind musical event with original songs by Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of AEROSMITH, Jonathan Coulton, Dirty Projectors, The Flaming Lips, John Legend, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T's, They Might Be Giants and T.I., with an additional song by David Bowie and additional lyrics by Jonathan Coulton.
Mary-Arrchie Theatre Company announced Tuesday that it's upcoming 30th season, which launches September 10th, will be it's last.
Rich Cotovsky, the founder and artistic director for the company, shared that the company lost their lease in the building that served as their home for 26 years. Like Strawdog's recent announcement, the entire city block is being redeveloped.
Mary-Arrchie was always known for edgy, anti-establishment productions, including massive hits The Glass Menagerie and Superior Donuts. They also presented the annual Abbie Hoffman Died for Our Sins, lovingly known by those in the industry as Abbie Fest.
For more information on Mary-Arrchie's final season, which will begin with Guardians by Peter Morris, please visit:
Drury Lane has announced the cast and creative team for the regional premiere of the Tony-nominated Peter and the Starcatcher, directed by Jeff Award-winner and Drury Lane Artistic Director William Osetek. Hailed as "astonishing" (The New Yorker) and "an absurdly funny fantastical journey," (Entertainment Weekly), Peter and the Starcatcher answers the question of how Peter Pan became "The Boy Who Never Grew Up." Complete with an all-Chicago cast, a company of twelve actors portray over one hundred characters throughout this captivating coming-of-age tale of one of literature's most beloved stories. Peter and the Starcatcher, with a book by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson and based on the 2004 play by Rick Elice, runs August 27 - October 18, 2015. Opening Night is set for Thursday, September 3 at 8pm.