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Joan Rivers Tribute

Posted by Showbiz Deluxe on September 4, 2014 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (0)

While it may have been just a short time I knew her, my few interactions with the great Joan Rivers were pleasant and memorable ones. I recall the very first time that I interviewed Joan for Showbiz Deluxe in winter of 2012...

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Donny & Marie Concert Review

Posted by Showbiz Deluxe on September 1, 2014 at 2:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Brother-sister duo, legendary superstars Donny and Marie Osmond brought their hit show to the Paramount Theatre for seven sensational performances. Voted “Best Show in Las Vegas,” this one of a kind concert experience offered concertgoers state of the art lighting, top notch video production, a full band, breathtaking costume changes, lots of humor and audience participation.


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Kim Gravel Cover Presentation

Posted by Showbiz Deluxe on March 4, 2014 at 1:30 AM Comments comments (0)

CHICAGO, IL (March 4th, 2014) -In honor of our March/April 2014 cover story on Former Miss Georgia, Life Coach, Gospel singing extraordinaire, owner of the Pageant Place and star of the hit Lifetime television show Kim of Queens. It gives us great pleasure to reveal the official cover presentation with Kim Gravel!!

We caught up with the southern Diva backstage at the Steve Harvey Daytime TV Show in Chicago, Ill to present the cover. Kim is a frequent guest on the hot new series which airs weekly on syndicated television. See the following link for exact times and channels for your individual state:

Stay tuned to Showbiz Deluxe for Part I of the interview later this month and Part II in April 2014!

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Olivia Newton-John Show Review

Posted by Showbiz Deluxe on November 11, 2012 at 6:50 PM Comments comments (2)

Entertainment icon, multiple award-winning superstar, breast cancer survivor, Olivia Newton-John delighted music fans of all ages on Saturday November 10th, 2012 at the historic Paramount Theatre in Aurora for a one night only sold-out performance...

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Riverdance Show Review

Posted by Showbiz Deluxe on March 16, 2012 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (0)

One of the longest running productions, the musical phenomenon known as Riverdance, opened tonight at the beautiful Oriental Theatre for its final eight performances in Chicago (March 13th-18th) before closing the US version of the tour…

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Don't miss Joan Rivers on TV

Posted by Showbiz Deluxe on February 28, 2012 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Don't miss the legendary Joan Rivers tonight (2/27/12) as she shares her post Oscar fashion commentary on E! Fashion Police 10PM EST/ 9PM CST and don’t forget to catch Joan and Melissa on Jimmy Kimmel Live this Thursday 3/1 on ABC 12AM EST/11PM CST!



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Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific

Posted by Showbiz Deluxe on February 17, 2012 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Broadway Chicago and NETworks productions present a brand new version of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific, the iconic story of life, love and loss based on the 2008 Tony Award winning Lincoln Center Theater Production directed by….

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Come Fly Away Show Review

Posted by Showbiz Deluxe on January 12, 2012 at 9:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Come Fly Away, a brand new touring Dance Theater extravaganza just opened this past week at the gorgeous Bank Of America Theatre in Chicago for it’s limited two-week only engagement January 10th-22nd, 2012....

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Memphis Musical Review

Posted by Showbiz Deluxe on November 23, 2011 at 5:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Four time Tony Award-winning musical production, Memphis, loosely based on the life of Memphisdisc jockey Dewey Phillips, debuted on Tuesday November 22nd, 2011 at theCadillac Palace Theatre in Chicagofor a limited two week only engagement, playing November 22nd through December4th.

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La Cage Aux Folles Chicago

Posted by Showbiz Deluxe on October 17, 2011 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (0)

CHICAGO (Oct. 17, 2011) - Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce that individual tickets for three-time Tony Award®- winner, including the award for BEST MUSICAL REVIVAL, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, go on sale Friday, Oct. 21, 2011 at 10 a.m. LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, starring George Hamilton and Chris Sieber, is coming to the Bank of America Theatre (18 W. Monroe) Dec. 20, 2011- Jan. 1, 2012. This hilarious new production of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES was the biggest hit of the 2010 Broadway season, leaving audiences in stitches night after night!


LA CAGE AUX FOLLES tells the story of Georges, the owner of a glitzy nightclub in lovely Saint-Tropez , and his partner Albin, who moonlights as the glamorous chanteuse Zaza. When Georges ' son brings his fiancée ' s conservative parents home to meet the flashy pair, the bonds of family are put to the test as the feather boas fly! LA CAGE AUX FOLLES is a tuneful and touching tale of one family ' s struggle to stay together, stay fabulous and above all else, stay true to themselves.


The creative team includes director Terry Johnson, who won a 2010 Tony Award for his LA CAGE AUX FOLLES direction, choreographer Lynne Page, set designer Tim Shortall, costume designer Matthew Wright, lighting designer Nick Richings, sound designer Jonathan Deans and orchestrator/musical supervisor Jason Carr. The tour is produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, David Babani and Fran and Barry Weissler.


LA CAGE AUX FOLLES recently made Tony Awards® history as the first show to ever win the Tony Award® three times for best production. The classic musical comedy by Jerry Herman and Harvey Fierstein originally won six Tony Awards® in 1984, including Best Musical. A Broadway revival won two 2005 Tony Awards® including the Best Revival of a Musical prize. The new, freshly reconceived LA CAGE AUX FOLLES won three 2010 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical and Best Director of a Musical (Terry Johnson).


The production is also the winner of three Drama Desk Awards, including Outstanding Revival of a Musical, four Outer Critics Circle Awards, including Outstanding Revival of a Musical and Outstanding Director of a Musical (Terry Johnson) and the Drama League Award for Distinguished Revival of a Musical.


LA CAGE AUX FOLLES features music and lyrics by Jerry Herman and book by Harvey Fierstein, based on the play by Jean Poiret.


The New York Times calls LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, “A triumph!” The Washington Post raves, “Undoubtedly a front-runner for best musical revival!” The Wall Street Journal says, “ILLUMINATING – and then some!” The New Yorker calls the show, “Utterly absorbing and subversive!”


The schedule for LA CAGE AUX FOLLES is as follows:


Tuesday, Dec. 20th at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 26th at 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 21st at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27th at 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 22nd at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28th at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 23rd at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 29th at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 24th at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30th at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 31st at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 1st at 2 p.m.


Individual tickets go on sale Friday, Oct. 21, 2011 at 10 a.m. and range in price from $32 - $95. A select number of premium seats are also available for many performances. Tickets are available at all Broadway In Chicago Box Offices (24 W. Randolph St., 151 W. Randolph St., 18 W. Monroe St. and 175 E. Chestnut), the Broadway In Chicago Ticket Kiosk at Water Tower Place (845 N. Michigan Ave.), the Broadway In Chicago Ticket Line at (800) 775‐2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations (including Hot Tix and select Carson Pirie Scott, Coconuts and fye stores), and online at Groups of 15 or more may receive a discount on most shows by calling (312) 977‐1710. Gift certificates, which can be redeemed for any production or for season ticket packages, can be obtained at Broadway In Chicago box offices, or by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 775‐2000. Please note: Ticket prices and performance schedule are subject to change.


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