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Tony Awards: Best Sound Design

We hope you haven’t forgotten about the Tonys after the holiday weekend, because there’s less than two weeks left until the big night! Today we’re going to look at the nominees for Best Sound Design.


Best Sound Design (Play) (Clockwise, L to R)

Alex Baranowski – The Cripple of Inishmaan

Matt Tierney – Machinal

Dan Moses Schrier – Act One

Steve Canyon Kennedy – Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill

Alex Baranowski has posted examples of his work from “The Cripple of Inishmaan” on his SoundCloud account.


Best Sound Design (Musical) (Clockwise, L to R)

Tim O’Heir – Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Brian Ronan – Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Mick Potter – Les Miserables

Peter Hylenski – After Midnight

DID YOU KNOW? Brian Ronan was originally a lighting designer who got into sound design thinking it would be easier to find work. He is now a five-time Tony nominee.

Peter Hylenski was the sound designer for Motown the Musical, currently playing at the Oriental Theatre in Chicago through August 9th!

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Opening Night of Motown the Musical!

Last night, the red carpet was rolled out for the opening night of Motown the Musical in Chicago at the Oriental Theatre. The man behind Motown, Mr. Berry Gordy, was in attendance, along with music legend Smokey Robinson. Director Charles Randolph-Wright, Producer Kevin McCollum and Choreographers Warren Adams and Patricia Wilcox were also in the audience for the launch of the production’s national tour. Photos by Amy Boyle Photography.


motown redcarpet


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Short & Sweet: Heartbeat of Home

Diana Martinez and guest critic Dorothea Schultz give you the Short & Sweet on Heartbeat of Home, now playing at the Oriental Theatre through March 16th. Read more at the Daily Herald

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Broadway In Chicago Gift Certificates: The Perfect Present for any Theatre Lover

It’s the time of year when we show our love and appreciation for the people in our lives who mean a lot to us. However, you may not always be certain of the best way to give back to them. If you know someone who is a theatre lover, but aren’t sure which show they’d like to see or when they’ll be free to see a show, Broadway In Chicago gift certificates are a fantastic idea. You can choose from any upcoming event that BIC has announced, which means if you have a Starcatcher or a Fansie in your household you can ensure they’ll have the capacity to purchase tickets when Peter and the Starcatcher or Newsies goes on sale. Not everyone has the chance to see a show when they want to either, so this is a perfect opportunity to give them something special that will make their holiday!


You can purchase them online HERE  or at any theatre box office during operating hours (call (312) 977-1700 for the current week’s hours):

Cadillac Palace Theatre
151 W. Randolph

Oriental Theatre
24 W. Randolph

Bank of America Theatre
18 W. Monroe

Broadway Playhouse
175 E. Chestnut

You can easily take care of gifts for fans of Broadway, theatre and the arts this holiday season. They’re also a great idea for any special occasion throughout the year.

Also, make sure you continue to check out The 12 Show Business Days of Broadway In Chicago for the chance to win a pair of tickets to an upcoming show and restaurant gift certificate! For the sixth day, we’re ‘presenting’ Rock of Ages, returning March 11-16, 2014 at the Bank of America Theatre.

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