What is New Faces Sing Broadway

Porchlight Music Theatre’s hit revue series is the tuneful and fun, audience-interactive evening that music theatre fans crave – back again for a sixth season! Hosted by a popular Chicago music theatre “name” and featuring a company of ten up-and-coming local talents, the evening is a journey from the start to the finish of one specific musical season on Broadway. Peppered with visuals of the era in an exciting multimedia presentation, trivia games (with prizes!), sing-alongs and more, you’ll be treated to the very best music of the “hit and miss” productions that made up a musical season on the Great White Way presented in an intimate and elegant cabaret environment.

Many of these artists have continued their careers on television, and local and national stages including Dawn Bless (Waitress-national tour), Katherine Bourne (School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play at Goodman Theatre), Lydia Burke and Molly Kral (Jeff Award winners [ensemble]Sophisticated Ladies), Darilyn Burtley and Max Cervantes (The Light in the Piazza at Lyric Opera of Chicago), Kyrie Courter (Jeff Award nominee-Next to Normal), Gilbert Domally (Jeff Award nominee-The Total Bent), Andres Enriquez (Jeff Award nominee-Porchlight’s A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder), Theo Germaine (Showtime’s “Work in Progress”), Lucy Godinez (Jeff Award nominee-Oliver), Emily Goldberg (Jeff Award nominee-Porchlight’s A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder), Nicole Michelle Haskins (Jeff Award winner-The Color Purple), Michelle Lauto (Jeff Award winner-Spamilton), Yando Lopez (Jeff Award nominee-Spamilton), Henry McGinniss (Book of Mormon-national tour), Anthony Norman (The Prom on Broadway), Patrick Rooney (Les Miserables-national tour), Aalon Smith (Porchlight’s Gypsy), Katherine Thomas (Jeff Award winner-Ragtime), Aeriel Williams (Oedipus Rex at Court Theatre) and Nicole Lambert, Courtney Mack, Mallory Maedke and Samantha Pauly (SIX on Broadway).

Porchlight’s series is inspired by a set of musical revues produced from 1934-1968 entitled “New Faces” which was instrumental in introducing the public emerging talent with names like June Carrol, Robert Clary, Imogene Coca, Jane Connell, Professor Irwin Corey, Henry Fonda, Alice Ghostley, Ronny Graham, Billy Hayes, Tiger Haynes, Van Johnson, Madeline Kahn, Eartha Kitt, Robert Klein, Carol Lawrence, Paul Lynde, Virginia Martin, Bill McCutheon, John Reardon, Maggie Smith, Inga Swenson, and many, many more.

The New Faces Sing Broadway 2020–2021 series is sponsored by Elaine Cohen and Arlen Rubin.
(ABOVE: The ensemble cast of New Faces Sing Broadway 2001. Photo by Austin Packard)


Previously from New Faces Sing Broadway

2019-2020

New Face Sing Broadway 1956 – October 29 (Evanston SPACE) & 30 (Arts Club of Chicago)

New Face Sing Broadway NOW – February 24 (Evanston SPACE) & 25 (Arts Club of Chicago)

 

2018-2019

New Face Sing Broadway 1964 – November 19 (Skokie Theatre) & 20 (Arts Club of Chicago)

New Face Sing Broadway 1941 – February 26 (Evanston SPACE) & 27 (Arts Club of Chicago)

New Face Sing Broadway NOW – April 29 (Evanston SPACE) & 30 (Arts Club of Chicago)

 

2017-2018

New Face Sing Broadway 1939 – November 19 (Skokie Theatre) & 20 (Uptown Underground)

New Face Sing Broadway 1959 – February 26 (Skokie Theatre) & 27 (Uptown Underground)

New Face Sing Broadway 1975 – June 5 (Skokie Theatre) & 6 (Uptown Underground)

 

2016-2017

New Face Sing Broadway 1985 – November 28 (Skokie Theatre) & 29 (Uptown Underground)

New Face Sing Broadway 2001 – January 23 (Skokie Theatre) & 24 (Uptown Underground)

New Face Sing Broadway 1969 – March 14 (Skokie Theatre) & 15 (Uptown Underground)

 

2015-2016

New Face Sing Broadway 1991 – November 3 (Uptown Underground)

New Face Sing Broadway 1972 – March 22  (Uptown Underground)

New Face Sing Broadway 1949 – June 7 (Uptown Underground)