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Evan Rachel Wood Joins Cast of For The Record: Dear John Hughes
Feb 24, 2015

Evan Rachel WoodBroadway In Chicago announced that Evan Rachel Wood (Thirteen, The Wrestler, Across the Universe) will join the cast of "FOR THE RECORD: DEAR JOHN HUGHES," an immersive, concert event showcasing the works of beloved Chicago native John Hughes, at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut) the second week of performances March 12 - 15, 2015.  Evan Rachel Wood will replace Rumer Willis who will play "Basket Case" in the first week of performances March 5 - 8, 2015. Willis will be returning to Los Angeles to prepare for her upcoming, just announced debut on Season 20 of ABC's "Dancing With The Stars." 

The hit Los Angeles FOR THE RECORD series breathes a new life into the movies by adapting the works and movie soundtracks of iconic directors into a theatrical concert setting. "For The Record: Dear John Hughes" includes acclaimed coming of age 1980's teen films Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Weird Science, Pretty In Pink, Some Kind of Wonderful and Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

EVAN RACHEL WOOD (Basket Case) - A working actress since she was five, Wood had her breakout role in 2003 with Catherine Hardwicke's controversial independent film, Thirteen, for which she earned Golden Globe and SAG nominations for Best Actress in a Drama.  She gained her second Golden Globe nomination as well as an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for her portrayal of Veda Pierce in the HBO miniseries Mildred Piere.  She also earned acclaim for her performance as Stephanie, Mickey Rourke's estranged daughter in Darren Aronofsky's 2008 film, The Wrestler.  She displayed her singing talents in 2007 with her role as Lucy in Julie Taymor's Across the Universe, set to the songs of the Beatles.  She was a series regular on the award-winning series, Once and Again, in which she appeared for three seasons.  She also appeared as Queen Sophie-Ann Leclerq in the critically acclaimed HBO show True Blood.  Her first major screen role was Digging to China, with Kevin Bacon, followed by Practical Magic, with Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman. Wood also played the kidnapped daughter of Cate Blanchett and Tommy Lee Jones in Ron Howard's The Missing.  

Her subsequent films include The Upside of Anger, Pretty Perusasion, Edward Norton's young love interest in Down in the Valley, Running with Scissors, King of California, Melodie in Woody Allen's Whatever Works, Robert Redford's The Conspirator, The Ides of March directed by and starring George Clooney. Evan was most recently seen in Charlie Countryman alongside Shia LaBeouf and Mads Mikeelsen.  Evan's upcoming films include Into the Forrest with Ellen Page based on Jean Hegland's novel and Gerardo Naranjo's Viena and the Fantomes, opposite Dakota Fanning and Zoe Kravitz. Evan Rachel Wood most recently wrapped voicing a character in George Lucas' new film Strange Magic and is currently filming Westworld, a new HBO series produced by J.J. Abrams about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin. Twitter: @evanrachelwood

2015 marks the 30th anniversary of the release of The Breakfast Club, the John Hughes classic which epitomizes one of the most influential pop cultural contributions of our time and changed the way many young people looked at everything from class to friendship, love to sex and fashion to music.  These themes are explored throughout "For The Record Presents Dear John Hughes" by this 'brat pack' for the modern age that includes leading talent from stage, the recording world and screen as well as rising stars - all embodying iconic movie characters and giving them new musical voices.  The immersive concert mash-up, where iconic music and moments from the John Hughes' movies spring to life with an epic new wave inspired soundtrack, includes songs such as Don't You Forget About Me, We Are Not Alone, If You Leave, Pretty In Pink, If You Were Here, True as well as classic moments like Danke Shoen, Twist And Shout, Try A Little Tenderness and many more.

The full cast will feature Chicago natives Patrick Mulvey (Billy Elliot) and Jackie Seiden (Jersey Boys) as well as Ruby Lewis (We Will Rock You), Joanna Jones, James Byous, Payson Lewis and Ciaran McCarthy, and Rumer Willis in the first week of performances.

Created by Shane Scheel, Christopher Lloyd Bratten and Anderson Davis, the FOR THE RECORD series reinvents cabaret for a new generation.  Choreography by Emmy Award winner Spencer Liff (So You Think You Can Dance). Christopher Lloyd Bratten serves as Music Director. Directed by Anderson Davis. Produced by Shane Scheel and Siobhan O'Neill for Ad Astra Live. The series has featured the works of acclaimed directors Quentin Tarantino, Baz Luhrmann, Coen Brothers, Paul Thomas Anderson, Martin Scorsese, Robert Zemeckis, and Garry and Penny Marshall.

The series originally began in 2009 in a small bar in Los Angeles, CA.  Over the past few years, FOR THE RECORD has become the "must-see show" in Los Angeles and has grown in popularity around the country.  FOR THE RECORD has been seen in New York, Ace Hotel in Palm Springs, SXSW in Austin, TX and this past summer at the Montreal International Jazz Festival.

As a series, FOR THE RECORD has been featured on CBS, NBC, FOX, ABC, Entertainment Weekly and Access Hollywood.  Vanity Fair describes FOR THE RECORD as "a postmodern cabaret that is taking the city by storm." The London Times called the series "entrancing, funny, over the top, sexy, and brilliantly performed." Vice proclaimed, "Dayamn girl!" and Elle describes the show as "a spectacle of music and dancing!"

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