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Chicago: First Wives Club
What: In First Wives Club, based on the smash hit 1996 film and Olivia Goldsmith’s bestselling novel, three former college friends reunite to find that they have more in common than their alma mater! Ditched by their respective husbands for younger women, they band together to settle scores with the men who did them wrong. Featuring a new book by Linda Bloodworth Thomason (Designing Women), known for having created some of popular culture’s most empowered female characters, songs – both original and classic – by Motown legends Holland-Dozier-Holland, and direction by Simon Phillips (Priscilla, Queen of the Desert: The Musical), First Wives Club is a hilarious and inspiring story about friendship at its strongest… and revenge at its sweetest.
When: February 17 - March 29, 2015
Where: The Oriental Theatre
Cost: Tickets start at $45.51
Chicago: The Book of Mormon
What: The Book of Mormon returns to Chicago after have an incredibly successful first-run. The New York Times calls it “the best musical of this century.” The Washington Post says, “It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals.” And Entertainment Weekly says, “Grade A: the funniest musical of all time.” Jon Stewart of The Daily Show calls it “a crowning achievement. So good it makes me angry.” It’s THE BOOK OF MORMON, the nine-time Tony Award® winning Best Musical from the creators of South Park.
When: February 25 - May 17, 2015
Where: Bank of America Theatre, 18 West Monroe
Cost: Tickets start at $56.66
Chicago: Disney's Beauty and the Beast
What: Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is the classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell placed by an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.
When: March 25 - 29, 2015
Where: Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 West Randolph Street
Cost: Tickets start at $25.04
Chicago: The Decemberists
What: The Decemberists are on tour and they're coming to Chicago!! They'll be playing songs from their new album as well as old music.
When: March 27, 2015 - 7:30PM
Where: The Chicago Theatre, 175 North State Street
Chicago: Randolph Street Market's "Spring Fling"
What: Come for the amazing shopping but stay for the experience. Over 90+ vendors, live music all weekend long, great food/drink from local vendors, and more. Check out new vendors Lost Era’s and American Honey Repurposed Furniture who will be bringing antiques, furniture, vintage clothing, costumes, and props. This Market is sure to make you feel warm and cozy during the cold Winter Wonderland that lies in Chicago. The Market is OVER Winter and thinking SPRING! To prove it, they are offering free entrance to customers wearing Easter bonnets. They'll have an Easter Egg hunt going on all weekend long with special treats and deals included in every one!
When: March 28-29, 2015
Where: 1340 West Washington Street
Cost: Tickets range from $3 - $30. Visit the website for more information.
Movies Music & TV
Brandon Flowers released a new single this week called "Can't Deny My Love" and it's pretty good. Listen below...
Insurgent came out a week ago and it looks insanely good. I need to watch the first one so I can see this. It's been on my list for a while but I just haven't gotten to it. Are you guys Divergent fans?
Serena is officially released today. I've seen it on Apple TV's movie section so it must have skipped the theaters. I read the book earlier last year and it wasn't awful but it wasn't my favorite. The movie stars Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence though and actually looks pretty good. I kind of want to give it a shot. What do you think?
Celebs & Hollywood
So Ed Sheeran did the nicest and most adorable thing recently by stopping by a fan's wedding to sing "Thinking Out Loud." The whole wedding was orchestrated by a local radio station to give this couple a break and a wedding they deserve. The story is amazing and the video is so sweet. I love him!
source: E! News
Apparently, Kypton Locke and Tenley Molzhan are forever over. Give that a second to let your heart mend. Why do I say this? He's expecting a baby with his girlfriend and her name is not Tenley. It's Samm Murphy and I have no idea who she is. Kypton was and still is one of my favorite Bacherlorette contestants of all time. He seems like such a genuine and great guy. Congrats to him and his girlfriend.
source: Us Weekly
Congratulations to Molly Sims on her baby girl! Scarlett May Stuber was welcomed into the world last night I believe. There wasn't a date mentioned so the photo could be an hour old or a week old. Regardless, congrats on her gorgeous baby girl.
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