Tuesdays with Corti: Jesus Christ “Superstars”

Good morning! I’m really getting a handle on this commute to downtown Chicago’s Equity Office! Piece of cake!  Short and sweet: we had an extraordinary day yesterday here with Paramount’s Jesus Christ Superstar ... Read More

RiverEdge Park 2016 Summer Concert Series

It’s going to be one hot summer at our outdoor concert venue, RiverEdge Park. Tickets are on sale now to all shows in RiverEdge Park’s 2016 summer season. We’ll see ... Read More

Tuesdays with Corti: Sweeney Todd Auditions

Quick update, folks! Sweeney Todd auditions are in full swing. Yesterday at capacity, scores of actors were turned away, and we’re back today at AEA’s downtown space attending a second ... Read More

Tuesdays with Corti: Auditions Continue

The AEA audition room is a sauna. Red-faced and sweaty, the young men filling the small room, athletically bouncing off the walls; nothing dampening their enthusiasm! The Little Mermaid Director/Choreographer, ... Read More

Tuesdays with Corti: Mamma Mia! Auditions

I’m sitting behind the Mamma Mia! audition table at the Equity Office in downtown Chicago. Choreographer William Carlos Angulo is on another job and has Aubrey Adams and Alejandro Fonseca here ... Read More

What’s Next?

5 seasons. 702 performances. 30,856 subscribers. What’s next for the Paramount Theatre’s Broadway Series? Find out this Monday, March 28, at 10 a.m. when we announce our blockbuster 2016-17 Broadway Series. Stay tuned ... Read More

Tuesdays with Corti: Brilliant Beast

Greetings, dear reader! Recovering from the weekend and Paramount’s West Side Story opening on Saturday night, I realize the weight, the heaviness we have all been carrying. The production’s choreographer, ... Read More

West Side Story Reviews

“most impressive and moving choreography I’ve seen…another home run”
Dean Richards, WGN-TV “breathtaking…brimming with passion…big night out” 3.5/4 STARS
Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune “revelatory revival…genius, magic, gorgeous, major feat” HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Hedy Weiss, ... Read More

Tuesdays with Corti: WSS Wandelprobe

Dear reader, here we are on the morning of “wandelprobe” for West Side Story, the actors’ first day with the orchestra before final dress rehearsal tonight and first preview at tomorrow’s matinee. ... Read More