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Riverdance Show Review

Posted by showbizdeluxe 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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Joan Rivers Cover Presentation

Posted by showbizdeluxe on March 2, 2012 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)

(CHICAGO, Ill.) March 2, 2012- Entertainment legend, Tony-nominated actress, best-selling author, and Emmy Award-winning television talk show host, Joan Rivers was presented with her March/April 2012 cover story at the Northern Lights Theater in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Thursday March 1st, 2012.


This month, Showbiz Deluxe is offering an exclusive two-part interview with Ms. Rivers. Stay tuned to Showbiz Deluxe for the Joan Rivers interview in the coming weeks!


We would also like to sincerely thank Ms. Judy Katz and Sean Katz of Katz Public Relations, Graham Reed and of course Joan Rivers for her time and generosity with our magazine for both the interview and meeting.



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Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific

Posted by showbizdeluxe 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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Jim Caruso: Cast Party 2012

Posted by showbizdeluxe on February 7, 2012 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (0)

NewYork: In its ninth star-studded year at Birdland, Jim Caruso will bring his celebrated Cast Party backto the big stage at Town Hall for a second year. The Best of Jim Caruso’s Cast Party will take place on Thursday, February 23 at 8PM and will bepresented by the one and only Scott Siegel. Tickets are $25, $50, and $75 and are available by calling800-982-2787 or visiting portion of the proceeds will benefit The Actors Fund.


Some of thecelebs joining this year’s Cast Party include Golden Globe and Tony Winner Linda Lavin, the uber-talented jazz andadult contemporary vocalist JaneMonheit, Broadway Star and Drama Desk Nominee Stephanie J. Block, nine-time Grammy winning solo artist andfounding member of The Manhattan Transfer JanisSiegel, David Ippolito AKA “ThatGuitar Man From Central Park”, folk singer HollyNear, Broadway sensation JuliaMurney (Wicked), stand-up comedian, Grammy nominee and"Celebrity Apprentice"  Lisa Lampanelli, Tony Winner Paulo Szot (South Pacific), Lysistrata Jones’ Liz Mikel, comicjuggler Marcus Monroe, Jazzviolinist and ‘neo-Jack Benny’ AaronWeinstein, “The Acromedian” RudiMacaggi, also performing  arelyricist/composer John Bucchino (A CateredAffair) and composer Frank Wildhorn,best known for his Broadway musical Jekyll& Hyde with his latest leading lady, Laura Osnes. Also joining the party is Terri Klausner, who will be singing “Hit Me With A Hot Note” from Sophisticated Ladies, and Andrew Nemr, whose tap company “Cats Paying Dues” will perform an unforgettabletribute to Gregory Hines. And that’s not all - many more surprise performersand special guest stars will be announced over the next few weeks!


Billy Stritch willhold court at the piano, adding vocals and banter to the proceedings. Joining the musical fun will be DanielGlass on drums and Tom Hubbardon bass.


About Jim Caruso’s Cast Party: “It’s a showbiz mecca, where the golden age of musical theater liveson.” – LOS ANGELES TIMES; "…a vital pulse point of the musical theaterbloodstream: every week a star or a standard might be born." – TIME OUT NEW YORK; "Starrier than the Hayden Planetarium…ahot spot where Broadway and Hollywoodtip, twirl and hit the mic. It's become the place to cruise, schmooze, sing andbe seen." – PLAYBILL; "A Monday night institution."  –CABARET CONFIDENTIAL; “Cast Party reminds me of a mix of Oscar and Tony-winningperformers completely comfortable with the businessman from Oshkosh. Everybody has the same thing in common. They want to have a good time and bepart of the excitement.” – MICHAEL FEINSTEIN; “It’s what you think thetheatrical community is going to be like when you dream of going on Broadway.”  – LIZA MINNELLI

Scott Siegel presents…

The Best of Jim Caruso’s Cast Party

A Benefit for the Actors Fund

Thursday, February 23, 2012 beginning at 8PM

TownHall is located at 123 West 43rd Street

Ticketsare $25 -$50 - $75

And can be purchased NOW by visiting or calling 800-982-2787.

The box office opens to sell tickets three weeks prior to the show.




Robin Leach Interview

Posted by showbizdeluxe on January 18, 2012 at 1:30 PM Comments comments (0)

This week at Showbiz Deluxe, we caught up with the media king of Las Vegas, Mr. Robin Leach. This inspiring entrepreneur has been jet setting and impressing the entertainment biz for over thirty years. SD talked to Robin about his exciting Las Vegas lifestyle, journalistic inspirations, hosting the crazy Surreal Life: Fame Games and much more!


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Come Fly Away Show Review

Posted by showbizdeluxe 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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Donny & Marie Cover Launch

Posted by showbizdeluxe on December 1, 2011 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (1)

Showbiz Deluxe is pleased to announce music icons Donny andMarie Osmond as our winter 2011-2012 cover story. The beloved duo has beenentertaining audiences for over thirty years with their infectious wit and unmistakabletalent. Stay tuned to Showbiz Deluxe for an exclusive two part interview with Donnyand Marie plus much more in the coming weeks of this very exciting edition!


Johnny Weir Interview (November 2011)

Posted by showbizdeluxe on November 6, 2011 at 11:30 PM Comments comments (0)

SD caught up with skating superstar Johnny Weir this past September at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, Ill to discuss his latest career highlights, participation in Disson's "Fashion On Ice," which airs next Sunday November 13th, 2011 at 3pm CST/4pm EST on NBC, as well as his plans for competing in the 2014 Olympics and much more! Thanks again to sweet Johnny Weir for his time, Lynn Plage and the folks at Fireworks PR!

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Nicolas Dromard Interview

Posted by showbizdeluxe on October 21, 2011 at 9:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Check out our latest interview with actor Nicolas Dromard, currently playing the lead role of “Bert” in the touring production of Mary Poppins at the Cadillac Palace Theatre in Chicago until November 6th!

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La Cage Aux Folles Chicago

Posted by showbizdeluxe 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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