Tag: Scott Gryder


‘The Boys in Briefs’ – Final Performance!

Chicago, IL – PFP’s new singing quartet The Boys In Briefs made their sensational debut at Uptown Underground to a raucous sold out crowd on January 26 in Boys in Briefs: At the Beach! And now the Boys are prepping for their final performance on April 26. This upbeat evening of summertime features Emmy Award-winner Scott Gryder, Travis Austin Wright, and PFP Company Members and the stars of PFP’s The Boy From Oz, Chris Logan and Luke Meierdiercks. The program features sizzling classics from George Gershwin, Kander and Ebb, the Drifters and the Beach Boys, along with selections from today’s pop favorites. David Zak directs with musical direction from Nick Sula and eye-popping costumes from Raquel Adorno. Patrick Murphy is the Stage Manager. The Boys In Briefs: At The Beach! performs onTuesday April 26. The performances is at 7:00 at Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL 60640. A limited number of VIP Reserved Seat tickets are $25. General Admission tickets are $20. Or call 800 737 0984. Buy tickets here. What did the critics say? Highly Recommended, Colin Douglas writing in Chicagotheatereview.com says “The Boys In Briefs is: a cleverly constructed and expertly performed and warmly welcome Wintertime revue!More…

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…