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Review: Bye Bye Birdie ★★★★★

Posted: January 22, 2016

When a theater wants to end its season with a bang, it seems they go back in history and find one of the oldies but goodies that theater audiences adore. One of these Musical Theater treasures is “Bye Bye Birdie” with a clever book by Michael Stewart…


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Hazel, A Musical Maid In America

Posted: January 14, 2016

It’s not often that you get to see the makings of a Broadway Show. I thought I would share this video of Hazel, a musical maid in America, because it shows the humble beginnings of what could possibly be a Tony award winner.


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Drury Lane director rocks out with hip-swiveling 'Birdie'

Posted: January 12, 2016

If the stage seems just a tad smaller when the lights go up on Drury Lane's production of "Bye Bye Birdie," you're not imagining things. For the musical set during the dawn of rock 'n roll and starring an Elvis-like pop star, director Tammy Mader is …


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Before Broadway, Musicals Make a Detour to Test the Waters in Chicago

Posted: January 12, 2016

CHICAGO — When the director Jerry Mitchell was looking for a place to try out a new musical about a struggling shoe company saved by a drag queen, he picked Chicago because the city was familiar (Mr. Mitchell grew up in the Midwest) and the audiences…


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2015 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards: AMERICAN IDIOT, BOY FROM OZ, Drury Lane Theatre Head the Winners List; Paparelli Posthumously Honored

Posted: January 11, 2016

The Chicagoland theater world showed its strength last night, when the musical productions "American Idiot," "Billy Elliot" and "Les Miserables," and plays like "Direct from Death Row the Scottsboro Boys" and "The Glass Protégé," took home top honors…


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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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Donica Lynn, Russell Mernagh, Cherry Torres, Nicholas Druzbanski, Adam Michaels, Gene Weygandt and More Set for ROCK OF AGES at Drury Lane, August 24 – October 15

Posted: August 18, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre is presenting the regional premiere of the powerhouse musical tribute to the 1980s, Rock of Ages, with book by Chris D’Arienzo, arrangements and orchestrations by Ethan Popp, and directed by Scott Weinstein.


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7 Great Chicago Theater Companies Where You Should Consider Subscribing

Posted: August 17, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre at Oakbrook Terrace


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Photo Flash: ROCK OF AGES Enters 'The Final Countdown' in Rehearsal at Drury Lane

Posted: August 16, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre continues its 2017-2018 season with the regional premiere of the powerhouse musical tribute to the 1980s, Rock of Ages, with book by Chris D'Arienzo, arrangements and orchestrations by Ethan Popp, and directed by Scott Weinstein. R…


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Theater events: Marriott snags Broadway team for 'Honeymoon in Vegas'

Posted: August 16, 2017

Cherry Torres plays an aspiring actress in Drury Lane Theatre's regional premiere of "Rock of Ages."


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The Gin Game Takes Center Stage Two of Chicago's most beloved actors bring a mix of comedy and real humanity to Drury Lane Theatre

Posted: July 10, 2017

THERE are some things that happen so routinely that they simply are expected––rising prices, rush-hour traffic jams, TV reality shows, and Jeff Award-winners Paula Scrofano and John Reeger sharing the same theater stage.


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THE GIN GAME - "Like sharing dessert with one spoon."

Posted: August 3, 2017

THE GIN GAME - "Like sharing dessert with one spoon."


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Theater Review: ‘The Gin Game’

Posted: July 26, 2017

Theater Review: ‘The Gin Game’ Drama targets despair, not poignancy


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The Gin Game - Review

Posted: July 13, 2017

Highly Recommended ***** Let’s go back in time. The year was 1978 ( about 40 years ago) . During that year a Pulitzer Prize was awarded to D.L. Coburn’s “The Gin Game”, a two character play that takes place on the patio of a nursing home in any city …


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The Gin Game

Posted: July 5, 2017

If Life is a Card Game, Drury Lane Draws a Great Hand. It takes vivid imagination and special skill for a playwright to skew the laws of probability. Tom Stoppard did it when Rosenkrantz and Guildenstern flipped coins 92 times and they always came…


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Review: Chicago acting couple elevates 'The Gin Game'

Posted: July 3, 2017

Ever since its New York opening in 1977, D.L. Colburn's "The Gin Game" has attracted extraordinary actors. First, Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy made the play their own. In the 1990s, Charles Durning and Julie Harris picked up the deck. And just last …


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