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Monday 7 Sep 2009

Podcast With Tom Wopat

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Well-known for his TV roles as Luke Duke on The Dukes of Hazzard and Jeff on Cybill, Tom Wopat is also a major presence on Broadway. From his 1978 debut in I Love My Wife to his Tony nominated role in Annie Get Your Gun, with stops along wthe way in Guys and Dolls, Chicago and 42nd Street, Wopat has thrilled audiences around the country. His critically acclaimed act, Love Swings, includes favorites from some of music's biggest stars like Frank Sinatra, The Beatles, and Judy Garland.

Mr. Wopat will be performing at the Auditorium Theatre on September 12th. The performance is sold out.

 
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Friday 4 Sep 2009

Podcast With FANTASIA

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Fantasia, who is in town for the return engagement of The Color Purple, discusses how the role of Celie has changed and grown from Broadway to the road.

Fantasia rose to fame as the winner of the third season of the television series American Idol in 2004. She has been nominated for eight Grammy Awards. After playing the part of Celie in the Broadway musical The Color Purple, she is cast to be in the film adaptation of the musical.

In 2004, she released her debut single, I Believe, which debuted at the top spot of the Billboard Hot 100, making her the first recording artist in history to debut at the number one spot with a debut single. Subsequently, she released her debut album, Free Yourself, which went on to be certified platinum by the RIAA and garnered Fantasia four Grammy nominations in 2006. In 2006, she released her sophomore album, Fantasia, which featured the number-one R&B hit When I See U. The album was certified gold by the RIIA and received three Grammy nominations in 2008. . Her third studio album is set to be released in early 2010.

The Color Purple plays through September 6, 2009 at the Arie Crown Theatre.
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Wednesday 19 Aug 2009

Podcast With Donna Summer

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The Queen of Disco discusses her amazing career and her greatest hits. Ms. Summer will be performing August 23, 2009 at the Venue, at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana. For tickets please Click Here
Saturday 15 Aug 2009

Podcast With David Hyde Pierce


David Hyde Pierce Podcast

Emmy and Tony Award Winning actor David Hyde Pierce joins me for a fantastic interview in which we discuss his incredible journey for 11 years on 'Fraiser', his marriage to longtime partner Brian Hargrove and his upcoming Cole Porter concert at Ravinia on August 16th.
Sunday 9 Aug 2009

Podcast With Spring Awakening's Jake Epstein


Jake Epstein Podcast

Best known for his hit television series DeGrassi: The Next Generation, Jake Epstein has taken over the lead role of Malchior in National Tour of the Tony Award Winning Best Musical 'Spring Awakening'.

Based on the infamous 1891 Frank Wedekind play, Spring Awakening features an electrifying score by Duncan Sheik, book and lyrics Steven Sater, direction by Michael Mayer and choreography by the award-winning Bill T. Jones.

Set against the backdrop of a repressive and provincial late 19th-century Germany, SPRING AWAKENING tells the timeless story of teenage self-discovery and budding sexuality as seen through the eyes of three teenagers. Haunting and provocative, SPRING AWAKENING celebrates an unforgettable journey from youth to adulthood with a power, a poignancy and a passion you will never forget.

Theatre : Ford Center/Oriental Theatre, Chicago Illinois
Dates : August 04, 2009 - August 16, 2009
Running time: Approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes including intermission
Other information: Be Aware - Spring Awakening is a powerful coming of age story with mature themes: sexual situations, partial nudity and strong language.

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