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Stage praise: Chicago southsider Matt Raftery leading new run of 'Godspell' opening this week at Marriott Theatre

Stage praise: Chicago southsider Matt Raftery leading new run of 'Godspell' opening this week at Marriott Theatre

While completing a two-month run of the musical "Cats" at Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire, Ill., actor Brian Bohr was faced with a two-week overlap for the start of rehearsals for the stage space's next production of "Godspell," which features him playing the lead as Jesus.

June 05, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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OFFBEAT: 'Cabaret' kicks-off Marriott Theatre's 2014 stage season

OFFBEAT: 'Cabaret' kicks-off Marriott Theatre's 2014 stage season

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

December 28, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Marriott's new '9 to 5' a comedy work of art

OFFBEAT: Marriott's new '9 to 5' a comedy work of art

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

August 23, 2013 12:00 am
Secretary's Day: Marriott stage promoting new run of musical '9 to 5'

Secretary's Day: Marriott stage promoting new run of musical '9 to 5'

Actress Susan Moniz isn't worried about whether or not she has to wear glasses as her bookish secretary character Judy Bernly, for her role in the new production of "9 to 5, The Musical" opening Wednesday at Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire, Ill.

August 09, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Marriott Theatre World Premiere Andrew Lloyd Webber music salute a fan feast

OFFBEAT: Marriott Theatre World Premiere Andrew Lloyd Webber music salute a fan feast

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

February 02, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Goodman's 'Iceman' and Brian Dennehy nab top Jeff Award Honors

OFFBEAT: Goodman's 'Iceman' and Brian Dennehy nab top Jeff Award Honors

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

October 17, 2012 12:00 am
Marc Robin eager about the opportunity to bring 'Dreamgirls" to new stage audiences

Marc Robin eager about the opportunity to bring 'Dreamgirls" to new stage audiences

When Chicago director and choreographer Marc Robin was asked eight months ago to head a new production of the stage musical "Dreamgirls," he describes his answer as "one of the quickest 'yeses' in recent memory."

August 26, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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A stage 'Hero': World premiere stage musical at Marriott explores life's 'super' moments

A stage 'Hero': World premiere stage musical at Marriott explores life's 'super' moments

When Aaron Thielen and Munster's Theatre at the Center acting favorite Michael Mahler decided to team up to create a new stage musical dedicated to the panel by panel artistic and creative world of comic books, they both agreed the production should "feel and look" like stepping inside an ac…

June 15, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Erich Bergen Stars as lead character Hero Batowski in the new Musical "Hero"

Erich Bergen Stars as lead character Hero Batowski in the new Musical "Hero"

Erich Bergen stars as the lead character Hero Batowski in the world premiere new stage musical "Hero" opening Wednesday and running through Aug. 19 at Marriott Theatre Lincolnshire.

June 15, 2012 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: 'Dreamgirls,' 'Hero' among offerings for 2012 Marriott season

OFFBEAT: 'Dreamgirls,' 'Hero' among offerings for 2012 Marriott season

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 21, 2011 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Marriott Theatre world premiere of 'For the Boys' classic

OFFBEAT: Marriott Theatre world premiere of 'For the Boys' classic

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

August 29, 2011 12:00 am
Ryan Nelson and Aaron Thielen of Marriott Lincolnshire Theatre

Ryan Nelson and Aaron Thielen of Marriott Lincolnshire Theatre

Musical director Ryan Nelson and artistic director Aaron Thielen (seated) teamed together for the stage adaptation of the 1991 film "For the Boys," which runs through Oct. 16 at Marriott Lincolnshire Theatre.

August 21, 2011 12:00 am
Military musical without Midler: Stage treatment of 'For the Boys' gets Chicagoland world premiere

Military musical without Midler: Stage treatment of 'For the Boys' gets Chicagoland world premiere

Ed Traher of Dyer never saw Bob Hope perform any of his legendary USO shows entertaining U.S. Troops.

August 21, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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