Theater Thursday: The Gimmick at Pegasus Players

Thursday, February 18

thegimmickThe Gimmick by Dael Orlandersmith

Pegasus Players

1145 W. Wilson, Chicago

Join Pegasus Players for refreshments before a performance of The Gimmick. A post-show discussion follows with the cast and artistic team. Obie Award-winning Dael Orlandersmith‘s play takes us on Alexis’ journey of discovery. Will the dreams she weaves with first love Jimmy be powerful enough to help them escape the ghetto gimmicks of 1970’s Harlem?

 

Event begins at 7 p.m.

Show begins at 7:30 p.m.

TICKETS ONLY $20 

For reservations call 773.878.9761 x17 and mention "Theater Thursdays."

“Addams Family” announces creative team

addams family musical logo The creative team for the Broadway production of The Addams Family, to be directed and designed by Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch, will include two-time Tony Award winner Natasha Katz (lighting), Acme Sound Partners (sound), Obie Award-winner Basil Twist (puppetry), Mary-Mitchell Campbell (music direction), Larry Hochman (orchestrations), Greg Meeh (special effects), and Rick Sordelet (fight direction).

Addams Family, the Musical, based on the bizarre family of characters created by legendary cartoonist Charles Addams, is holding its pre-Broadway run here in Chicago from November 13, 2009-January 10, 2010 at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts’ Oriental Theater in Chicago.  The show has a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, and choreography by Sergio Trujillo

bebe_neuwirth_blankandwhiteOnce the production moves to Broadway, Addams Family – the Musical will play the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, with previews beginning March 4, in anticipation of an April 8 opening.

As previous mentioned in this blog, the production will star Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth (photo on right) as Gomez and Morticia Addams, with Terrence Mann and Carolee Carmello as Mal and Alice Beineke, a couple who come to dinner at the family’s residence. The cast will also feature Kevin Chamberlin (Uncle Fester), Jackie Hoffman (Grandmama), Zachary James (Lurch), Adam Riegler (Pugsley), Krysta Rodriguez (Wednesday), and Wesley Taylor (Lucas Beineke). Additional casting will be announced at later dates.