Hamilton tickets and Jeff nominations in the news

 

Hamilton

More tickets to Lin Manuel Miranda’s hit musical, ‘Hamilton,’ will become available beginning at 10 a.m. Aug. 29, 2017, according to producer Jeffrey Seller.

Cast of Hamilton in Chicago Joan Marcus photo
Cast of Hamilton in Chicago
Joan Marcus photo

Announced in conjunction with Broadway in Chicago, he noted that a 16 week block of tickets can be purchased from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The PrivateBank Theatre’s box office, 18 W. Monroe St., online at BroadwayinChicago and by calling the Broadway In Chicago Ticket Line at (800) 775-2000.

The new block of tickets extends the run to April 29, 2018. The box office had been selling tickets only through Jan 7 of next year.

Tickets range in cost from $65 to $190. However, the online lottery for $10 seats will continue.

The lottery can be entered through a new app at HamiltonBroadway and at BroadwayinChicago. Access to the new lottery is 11 a.m. (Central Time) two days before the performance and through 9 a.m. the day before the performance.

The show is based on Ron Chernow’s biography of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.  More on the musical can be found at “Hamilton is worth the hype.”

 

Jeff  Equity Nominations

Check the list to see if a theater production you saw and liked made the Jefferson Committee’s equity nomination list. Nominations fall into 33 categories.

Shows had to be running between Aug.1, 2016 and July 31, 2017.  The 49th Annual Equity Jeff Awards ceremony will be held Nov. 6 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace.

Drury Lane Productions took the most nominations at 19 followed by Paramount and Writers Theatres with 15, Goodman Theatre at 14, Porchlight Music Theatre with 13, Court Theatre at 11 and Marriott Theatre with 10.

Here is a list of nominees in the plays and musicals categories for the show, director, actor and actress.

 

 

NOMINATIONS

Cassandra Bissell as Henrietta, an unsung 1900s "computer lady" in Harvard University's observatory. Photo by D. Rice
Cassandra Bissell as Henrietta, an unsung 1900s “computer lady” in Harvard University’s observatory. Photo by D. Rice

 

PRODUCTION – PLAY – LARGE 
“Blues for an Alabama Sky” – Court Theatre
“East Texas Hot Links” – Writers Theatre
“Hand to God” – Victory Gardens Theater
“Man in the Ring” – Court Theatre
“Uncle Vanya” – Goodman Theatre

PRODUCTION – PLAY – MIDSIZE
“Born Yesterday” – Remy Bumppo Theatre Company
“The Columnist” – American Blues Theater
“End of the Rainbow” – Porchlight Music Theatre
“It’s a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago!” – American Blues Theater
“Silent Sky” – First Folio Theatre

PRODUCTION – MUSICAL – LARGE 

“Chicago the Musical” – Drury Lane Productions
“Crazy for You” – Drury Lane Productions
“Disney’s The Little Mermaid” – Paramount Theatre
“Parade” – Writers Theatre
“Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” – Paramount Theatre

Patrick Andres and Brianna Borger in 'Parade' at writers theatre. Photo by Michael Brosilow
Patrick Andres and Brianna Borger in ‘Parade’ at writers theatre. Photo by Michael Brosilow

PRODUCTION – MUSICAL – MIDSIZE
“Disney’s Mary Poppins” – Mercury Theater Chicago
“In the Heights” – Porchlight Music Theatre
“The Scottsboro Boys” – Porchlight Music Theatre

PRODUCTION – REVUE
“Marry Me a Little” – Porchlight Music Theatre
“Smokey Joe’s Café” – Drury Lane Productions
“Spamilton” – The Royal George Theatre

ENSEMBLE
“Blizzard ‘67” – 16th Street Theater
“East Texas Hot Links” – Writers Theatre
“It’s a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago!” – American Blues Theater
“The Scottsboro Boys” – Porchlight Music Theatre
“Smokey Joe’s Café” – Drury Lane Productions
“Spamilton” – The Royal George Theatre

NEW PLAY
Michael Cristofer – “Man in the Ring” – Court Theatre

Luopu Workolo (Lily Mojekwu) makes son Shedrick Kennedy Yakpai (Daniel Kyri) promise to do whatever necessary to survive as he leaves Liberia for a safe country in 'Objects in the Mirror' at Goodman Theatre. Photo by Liz Lauren
Luopu Workolo (Lily Mojekwu) makes son Shedrick Kennedy Yakpai (Daniel Kyri) promise to do whatever necessary to survive as he leaves Liberia for a safe country in ‘Objects in the Mirror’ at Goodman Theatre. Photo by Liz Lauren

Selina Fillinger – “Faceless” – Northlight Theatre
Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon – “Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley” – Northlight Theatre

Ike Holter – “The Wolf at the End of the Block” – Teatro Vista
Antoinette Nwandu – “Pass Over” – Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Madhuri Shekar – “Queen” – Victory Gardens Theater
Charles Smith – “Objects in the Mirror” – Goodman Theatre

DIRECTOR OF A PLAY
David Darlow – “Born Yesterday” – Remy Bumppo Theatre Company
Gary Griffin – “Hand to God” – Victory Gardens Theater
Charles Newell – “Man in the Ring” – Court Theatre
Ron OJ Parson – “Blues for an Alabama Sky” – Court Theatre
Ron OJ Parson – “East Texas Hot Links” – Writers Theatre
Chuck Smith – “Objects in the Mirror” – Goodman Theatre

DIRECTOR OF A MUSICAL OR REVUE
Jim Corti – “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” – Paramount Theatre
Matthew Crowle – “Crazy for You” – Drury Lane Productions

Crazy for You cast and ensemble at Drury Lane. Brett Beiner photo
Crazy for You cast and ensemble at Drury Lane. Brett Beiner photo

Marcia Milgrom Dodge – “Smokey Joe’s Café” – Drury Lane Productions
Gary Griffin – “Parade” – Writers Theatre
William Osetek – “Chicago the Musical” – Drury Lane Productions

PRINCIPAL ACTOR IN A PLAY
Allen Gilmore – (Emile Griffith) – “Man in the Ring” – Court Theatre
Allen Gilmore – (John Workolo) – “Objects in the Mirror” – Goodman Theatre

Erik Hellman – (Arthur de Bourgh) – “Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley” – Northlight Theatre

Daniel Kyri – (Shedrick Kennedy Yarkpai) – “Objects in the Mirror” – Goodman Theatre
Mike Nussbaum – (Albert Einstein) – “Relativity” – Northlight Theatre
Alex Weisman – (Jason/Tyrone) – “Hand to God” – Victory Gardens Theater

Mike Nussbaum is Einstein in Relativity at Northlight. Michael Brosilow photo
Mike Nussbaum is Einstein in Relativity at Northlight. Michael Brosilow photo

PRINCIPAL ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Clyde Alves – (Bobby Child) – “Crazy for You” – Drury Lane Productions
Patrick Andrews – (Leo Frank) – “Parade” – Writers Theatre
Alex Goodrich – (Georg Nowack) – “She Loves Me” – Marriott Theatre
Paul-Jordan Jansen – (Sweeney Todd) – “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet
Street” – Paramount Theatre
Nathaniel Stampley – (Robert) – “The Bridges of Madison County” – Marriott Theatre

PRINCIPAL ACTRESS IN A PLAY
Cassandra Bissell – (Henrietta Leavitt) – “Silent Sky” – First Folio Theatre
Chaon Cross – (Hilary) – “The Hard Problem” – Court Theatre
Angela Ingersoll – (Judy Garland) – “End of the Rainbow” – Porchlight Music Theatre
Elizabeth Ledo – (Erica) – “Bright Half Life” – About Face Theatre
Eliza Stoughton – (Billie Dawn) – “Born Yesterday” – Remy Bumppo Theatre Company
Lisa Tejero – (Vivian Bearing) – “Wit” – The Hypocrites

PRINCIPAL ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Kelly Felthous – (Roxie Hart) – “Chicago the Musical” – Drury Lane Productions
Bri Sudia – (Mrs. Lovett) – “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” – Paramount Theatre
Bri Sudia – (Ruth Sherwood) – “Wonderful Town” – Goodman Theatre

 Kathy Voytko and Nathaniel Stampley in 'Bridges of Madison County' at Marriott Theatre. Photo by Liz Lauren
Kathy Voytko and Nathaniel Stampley in ‘Bridges of Madison County’ at Marriott Theatre. Photo by Liz Lauren

Kathy Voytko – (Francesca) – “The Bridges of Madison County” – Marriott Theatre
Aerial ”Mon’Aerie” Williams – (Younger Josephine) – “Black Pearl: A Tribute to Josephine Baker” – Black Ensemble Theater

SOLO PERFORMANCE
Will Allan – (Chester) – “Circumference of a Squirrel” – The Greenhouse Theater Center in association with Forum Productions
Linda Reiter – (Rose Kennedy) – “Rose” – The Greenhouse Theater Center
in association with Forum Productions
Simon Slater – (Derek Eveleigh) – “Bloodshot” – The Greenhouse Theater Center and Ingenious Purpose Ltd. in association with Forum Productions
Gene Weygandt – (Matty) – “Uncle Phillip’s Coat” – The Greenhouse Theater Center  in association with Forum Productions

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A PLAY
Marton Csokas – (Astrov) – “Uncle Vanya” – Goodman Theatre
Keith Kupferer – (Howard) – “The Mystery of Love & Sex” – Writers

'Queen' at Victory Gardens. Photo by Liz Lauren
‘Queen’ at Victory Gardens. Photo by Liz Lauren

Theatre
Adam Poss – (Arvind Patel) – “Queen” – Victory Gardens Theater
Tommy Rivera-Vega – (Eli) – “Parachute Men” – Teatro Vista

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Larry Adams – (Bela Zangler) – “Crazy for You” – Drury Lane Productions
Jonathan Butler-Duplessis – (Sebastian) – “Disney’s The Little Mermaid”
– Paramount Theatre
Jonathan Butler-Duplessis – (Jim Conley) – “Parade” – Writers Theatre
Alex Goodrich – (Bud Frump) – “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” – Marriott Theatre
James Earl Jones II – (Ladislav Sipos) – “She Loves Me” – Marriott Theatre

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A PLAY
Kristen Bush – (Yelena) – “Uncle Vanya” – Goodman Theatre
Kymberly Mellen – (Susan Mary Alsop) – “The Columnist” – American Blues Theater
Lia Mortensen – (Lucinda) – “The Mystery of Love & Sex” – Writers Theatre
Caroline Neff – (Sonya) – “Uncle Vanya” – Goodman Theatre

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Felicia Boswell – (Mary Magdalene) – “Jesus Christ Superstar” – Paramount Theatre
E. Faye Butler – (Matron Mama Morton) – “Chicago the Musical” – Drury Lane Productions
Angela Ingersoll – (Hedy La Rue) – “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” – Marriott Theatre
Iris Lieberman – (Fraulein Schneider) – “Cabaret” – Theatre at the Center
Meghan Murphy – (Tanya) – “Mamma Mia!” – Marriott Theatre

Austin Cook (The Man) and Bethany Thomas (The Woman) in 'Marry Me A Little' at Porchlight Music Theatre. Photo by Brandon Dahlquist
Austin Cook (The Man) and Bethany Thomas (The Woman) in ‘Marry Me A Little’ at Porchlight Music Theatre. Photo by Brandon Dahlquist

ACTOR IN A REVUE
Austin Cook – (The Man) – “Marry Me a Little” – Porchlight Music Theatre
Justin Keyes – (Little Walter) – “Smokey Joe’s Café” – Drury Lane Productions
Yando Lopez – (Ensemble) – “Spamilton” – The Royal George Theatre
Evan Tyrone Martin – (Ensemble) – “I Left My Heart: A Salute to the Music of Tony Bennett” – Mercury Theater Chicago

ACTRESS IN A REVUE
Michelle Lauto – (Ensemble) – “Spamilton” – The Royal George Theatre
Donica Lynn – (Willie Mae) – “Smokey Joe’s Café” – Drury Lane Productions
Meghan Murphy – (Ruth) – “Smokey Joe’s Café” – Drury Lane Productions
Bethany Thomas – (The Woman) – “Marry Me a Little” – Porchlight Music Theatre

For choreography, sound, music and costume design and a full list theaters with multiple nominations visit More Nominations. For more about the Jeff Awards visit Jeff.

Going through all the nominees, the shows and even the ones seen but not nominated is a terrific reminder of how much theater talent there is in and around Chicago and how lucky we all are to have it so close to home.

 

 

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