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Benefits, Events

Tony Tunes!

Broadway musicals take center stage at Pride Films and Plays’ 2014 spirited benefit Tony Tunes on Tuesday, June 3, at Sidetrack, 3349 North Halsted. The evening celebrates Broadway by featuring shows that have won Tony Awards in the past, along with songs from the upcoming Tony Award nominees (like Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Violet and Les Miserables). Performers for the evening will include nominees and winners from Chicago’s Jeff-nominated shows, representing many of the theaters and cabarets around the city! Under the direction of Jeff Award-winning Music Director Robert Ollis*, the benefit cabaret will present performances by special guest star Jayson “JC” Brooks of JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound, as well as: Ryan Lanning, Sydney Charles, David Schlumpf, Harmony France, Jill Renn, Nicholas Foster, Amy Arbizzani, Scott Gryder, James Nedrud*, Kim Lawson, Kevin Webb*, Sharriese Hamilton, Edward Fraim* and Jordan Phelps*.  These actors have been featured as leads in recent Chicago productions of Dessa Rose, Sweet Smell of Success, Songs From An Unmade Bed, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Les Miserables, Under a Rainbow Flag, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Carrie – the Musical, Violet, The Drowsy Chaperone, Ragtime, WOZ:More…

Awards, Events, Plays

Two Awards – Hip Hip Hooray!

Under A Rainbow Flag – Best Musical – Best New Work! We are thrilled that in our first first season of Jeff Eligibility, we have won two awards for the world premiere musical Under A Rainbow Flag! Our congratulations go to author Leo Schwartz who won a Jeff for Best New Work, and to the entire cast and creative team as Under A Rainbow Flag was named Best Musical of the Year! We congratulate all our of nominees – Director David Zak, Musical Director Robert Ollis, and Best Supporting Actor Nominee James Nedrud who made this production worthy of a Best Musical Nomination! And all the cast, crew, audience members and donors who made the premiere of this musical such an exciting event.