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The First Couple of Chicago Theatre Returns in The Gin Game

Posted: June 22, 2017

With these two names on the marquee, the Drury Lane Theatre’s production boasts theatre royalty.


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Long-married Drury Lane 'Gin Game' stars share success on and off stage

Posted: June 19, 2017

From that day six years ago when he asked Paula Scrofano and John Reeger to star in Drury Lane Theatre's revival of "The Gin Game," artistic director William Osetek has been on pins and needles. He was afraid some other artistic director would realiz…


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Oak Brook plans summer concert series

Posted: June 16, 2017

The 35th anniversary season of Oak Brook Park District's Outdoor Summer Concerts in Central Park will offer a little more magic as the park district has partnered with sponsor Drury Lane to bring back Oak Brook favorites such as the Rhythm Rockets an…


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Pair of winning twilight years roles in the cards with Drury Lane's 'Gin Game'

Posted: June 16, 2017

They joke that they're "retired," but every time Chicago's first couple of theater thinks they've gotten out, they get pulled back in. So it goes with Paula Scrofano and John Reeger, who open June 22 in Drury Lane Theatre's "The Gin Game." Over th…


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Drury Lane stages 'James and the Giant Peach'

Posted: May 30, 2017

An orphan's life turns brighter after he discovers a massive piece of fruit in "James and the Giant Peach." Inside that peach, James finds special friends like Ladybug played by Donica Lynn in the Drury Lane Theatre for Young Audiences' production of…


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Be good to Mama this Mother's Day with Drury Lane play

Posted: May 9, 2017

According to the National Restaurant Association, six in ten Americans will celebrate Mother's Day by dining out. That translates into a lot of busy eateries. But in Oakbrook Terrace, consumers can skip waiting for a table by securing seats to Drury …


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"Chicago" review: All that jazz with a lot of razzle dazzle

Posted: May 6, 2017

Chicago that wonderful town with the numerous nicknames “The Windy City,” The "City of Big Shoulders" and "Hog Butcher to the World," is also known as the third largest city in the United States. People around the world come to Chicago to see its won…


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Casting announced for 'Chicago' at Drury Lane

Posted: March 16, 2017

Casting announced for CHICAGO at Drury Lane


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'Chicago' coming to Drury Lane Theatre next year

Posted: May 25, 2016

Come springtime next year, Drury Lane Theatre will be the first local company to produce "Chicago" in decades, the Oak Brook Terrace-based theater announced Wednesday.


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Drury Lane Theatre to Stage DEATHTRAP, 6/9-8/14

Posted: May 16, 2016

Drury Lane Theatre continues its 2016-2017 season with Ira Levin's popular murder mystery, Deathtrap, directed by Artistic Director William Osetek.


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Drury Lane asks patrons to keep mum on 'Deathtrap' twist

Posted: June 8, 2016

Here's the thing about "Deathtrap": You can't really talk about it without spoiling the absolutely forehead-smacking ending for people who haven't seen it. It's like "The Crying Game" or "The Sixth Sense": You think you know what's going on for the t…


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10 ON TUESDAY With Casey Lyons

Posted: May 10, 2016

BroadwayWorld Chicago brings you 10 ON Tuesday, featuring artists in and around Chicago. This week's questionnaire participant - 11-year-old Casey Lyons!


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Hazel, A Musical Maid in America

Posted: May 9, 2016

What is the specific challenge of basing a musical on an everyday housekeeper? As a writer who doesn’t cook and has never cleaned a window without making it look worse, the answer is clear.


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‘Hazel’ musical a mix of comic panel, classic TV series

Posted: March 29, 2016

To borrow the title of a Stephen Sondheim song: “Everybody Ought to Have a Maid.” Of course the bawdy characters of ancient Rome who sang that number had someone very different in mind than Hazel Burke, the middle-aged bundle of energy whose innat…


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Drury Lane debuts 'Hazel' musical inspired by '60s sitcom

Posted: March 25, 2016

New York actress Klea Blackhurst couldn't be more grateful to be back at Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace. After wowing critics and crowds as Madame Rose in Drury Lane's 2012 revival of "Gypsy," Blackhurst now creates the title leading role in …


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Guy Lockard: A Great Addition To Chicago Musical

Posted: May 25, 2017

No matter how often a signature show is produced, if it is a classic—we anticipate how well the next group of creators will deliver it and pray that they don’t mess it up. This was not the case for the musical Chicago, which premiered at the Drury L…


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Review: Chicago the Musical (Drury Lane Theatre)

Posted: May 20, 2017

For 21 years, Chicago has been running on Broadway in a revival that’s stripped down to almost concert-level minimalism. The numerous tours of of the show that have come through the show’s namesake city have been replicas of the Broadway incarnation:…


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Saturday Night Fever, Critic’s Pick

Posted: February 16, 2017

If you happened to be on the planet in 1977, you will surely recall the sensation generated by a guy named John Travolta who burst onto the screen as Tony Manero in "Saturday Night Fever," dressed in platform dancing shoes and slightly belled trouser…


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Review: 'Saturday Night Fever' not just a retro disco inferno

Posted: February 15, 2017

Knechtges has fully embraced the strangeness and disruptiveness of the piece, casting an ensemble who look and move like they're not in complete control of their own minds, which is a pretty realistic assessment of the typical denizens of a disco hal…


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Striving to live the dream in ‘Saturday Night Fever’

Posted: February 15, 2017

If you happened to be on the planet in 1977, you will surely recall the sensation generated by a guy named John Travolta who burst onto the screen as Tony Manero in "Saturday Night Fever," dressed in platform dancing shoes and slightly belled trouser…


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