Michael Shannon Returns To Chicago To Co-Host
A Benefit Screening of MAN OF STEEL
Join Academy Award® nominated actor and A Red Orchid Theatre founding ensemble member Michael Shannon and Emmy Award® winning television contributor and Rockit Ranch CEO Billy Dec, on Saturday, June 22 for a benefit screening of Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ action adventure MAN OF STEEL, followed by a reception at Rockit Bar & Grill. All proceeds from the event will benefit A Red Orchid Theatre.
At 2pm, guests will join Shannon and Dec for a private screening of MAN OF STEEL at the AMC Loews 600 North Michigan, with a reception at Rockit Bar & Grill (22 W Hubbard) to follow from 5pm-7pm.
The reception will include seasonal passed bites, themed Grey Goose cocktails and a Movie Star Popcorn Bar with inventive toppings. Guests will also be entered into a complimentary raffle to win a dinner for two at Rockit Bar & Grill and two tickets to an upcoming A Red Orchid Theatre production. Event sponsors include Grey Goose, Rockit Ranch Productions, Rockit Bar & Grill and Heineken.
Tickets are $75 per person and can be purchased at http://www.aredorchidtheatre.org/ or by calling 312.943.8722.
About A Red Orchid Theatre:
Now celebrating its 20th anniversary in Chicago, A Red Orchid Theatre has long served as an artistic focal point in the heart of Chicago’s Old Town. Chicago Magazine named A Red Orchid Chicago’s Best Theatre Company of 2010. Over the past 20 years, its Resident Ensemble has welcomed into its fold an impressive array of award winning actors, playwrights and theatre artists. A Red Orchid is well known for its highly-acclaimed experimental and cutting edge productions. In addition to its professional season, the company also now maintains an exciting youth programming wing.
About Michael Shannon:
Michael Shannon, currently appearing as the villain General Zod in MAN OF STEEL, is a Founding Ensemble Member of A Red Orchid Theatre, currently plays the role of Agent Nelson Van Alden on HBO’s celebrated drama “Boardwalk Empire.” Michael recently starred in The Iceman and in the award winning film Take Shelter and was nominated for an Academy Award for Revolutionary Road. Michael originated the role of Peter in Tracy Letts’ Bug, which had its Chicago Premiere at A Red Orchid before playing off-Broadway and being adapted into a major motion picture, also starring Shannon. He has performed on numerous Chicago stages and is currently appearing in Uncle Vanya at New York’s Soho Rep. In the fall of 2012, he will perform in the Broadway production of Grace, a play written by fellow Red Orchid Ensemble Member Craig Wright. Michael will return to A Red Orchid’s stage in the 2012-13 Season to perform in Sam Shepard’s Simpatico.
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Check out the photos below from the Oscar Viewing Party at Rockit Bar & Grill. Thanks to all who came out- we raised a great amount of money for After School Matters, a nonprofit organization that offers Chicago public high school teens high quality out-of-school-time opportunities to explore and develop their talents in the arts, while gaining critical skills for work, college, and beyond.
Just back from Indy after immersing myself into the Super Bowl whirlwind of crazy celebrity red carpet events, humungous tailgates, top talent concerts, massive crowds of sports super fans & all the best of the best competing not only in football, but showcasing their talents on the biggest most watched stage in the world!!
In case you missed some of the pics, here are some of the most clicked on ones from my Facebook & Twitter that apparently were most appreciated (and a couple surprise extras!)!!!! As a guest of Gatorade there to “#WinFromWithin” you will see my killer training session w/ celeb trainer Gunnar Peterson (still sore), behind the scenes shots from all the pre/post parties, how I treated one lucky Twitter/Facebook follower to the Superbowl last minute, and of course fun red carpet & party shots w/new & old celeb friends like.. David Arquette, Jessica Szohr, LMFAO, LL Cool J, Hines Ward & more!
Oh ya, about the football game… it was AMAZING but something was missing… THE BEARS! Til next year when we will ALL be there!!
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If follow me on twitter you got to join me on the red carpet at the grammys last weekend! Every year I find it exciting, but this year with twitter I was surprised to see how many were loving the tweet pics I sent in real time- couldn’t believe the numbers of hits from you all! Thank you! Anyway, w/the responses from you all I got a ton of requests for video of the chaos so cut and pasted some together here! Pretty crazy huh… so random…
Shout out to buddies common, Giuliana rancic, black eyed peas,.. who were super fun to hang out with on the carpet… as well as nick cannon who you will see as well in the video who is actually coming out to chicago next week for his wife mariah carey’s performances at the chicago theatre and to dj my “twitter/blog one year birthday party” that you all requested! Amazing timing I know- His wife is performing down the street, he was my blog launch dj a year ago,.. it all just makes sense!
And omg I can’t believe its been one year, I learned a ton and have enjoyed blogging here and tweeting w/ all of you so much- thank you for the opportunity and I promise way more fun to come! So speaking of fun, my twitter/blog bday party is Saturday February 13th at the underground! Trust me, this will be one party you do no want to miss!!! (comment below for big requests for tables, vip list,… will do our best)
Oh, and one last huge shout out, the recording academy that is responsible for the grammys has a tremendously respected and all around amazing chicago chapter right here in our own backyard that anyone remotely interested in the music industry needs to check out and be a part of- I have enjoyed it for years and highly suggest it! For more info go to http://www2.grammy.com/Recording_Academy/Chapters/Chicago/