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Photo Flash: Remembering Don PardoPhoto Flash: Remembering Don Pardo
by Walter McBride - August 22, 2014

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Don Pardo, best known as the announcer for NBC's long-running sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live, has passed away earlier this week at the age of 96. (more...)


American Theater Company's 30th Season to Open with Chicago Premieres from Anna Deavere Smith, Michael MilliganAmerican Theater Company's 30th Season to Open with Chicago Premieres from Anna Deavere Smith, Michael Milligan
August 22, 2014

American Theater Company (ATC) kicks off its 30th Anniversary season with two Chicago premieres exploring healthcare in America: Anna Deavere Smith's documentary Let Me Down Easy featuring ATC Ensembl... (more...)


BWW Preview: Don't Run Away from INTRUDERS; Series Premiere SaturdayBWW Preview: Don't Run Away from INTRUDERS; Series Premiere Saturday
by Courtney Henley - August 22, 2014

Assassins? Abductions? Runaways? Count me in! BBC America's newest paranormal thriller “Intruders” has it all. The show's tagline (“don't let them in!”) may be a bit unnerving, but I'll take my chance... (more...)


New Poster, Teaser for JACKHAMMER, Out 9/2 on VODNew Poster, Teaser for JACKHAMMER, Out 9/2 on VOD
August 21, 2014

Gravitas (US and International) and Phase 4 Films (Canada) announced today that they have acquired VOD rights to JACKHAMMER, a male stripper comedy from writer/director/star Michael Hanus, co-writers ... (more...)


FINDING NEVERLAND's Harvey Weinstein Challenges Naysaying Michael Riedel to See His ShowFINDING NEVERLAND's Harvey Weinstein Challenges Naysaying Michael Riedel to See His Show
August 21, 2014

After Michael Riedel's column surveying the critical response to the new, Broadway-bound musical FINDING NEVERLAND currently playing at A.R.T., in which he proclaimed the show already 'dead in the wat... (more...)


Photo Flash: Michael Flatley's LORD OF THE DANCE: DANGEROUS GAMES Meets the Press at the PalladiumPhoto Flash: Michael Flatley's LORD OF THE DANCE: DANGEROUS GAMES Meets the Press at the Palladium
August 21, 2014

Michael Flatley's Lord Of The Dance: Dangerous Games -- a spectacular new staging of the traditional masterpiece -- has its West End premiere at the legendary London Palladium with an exclusive and li... (more...)


SonyATV Music Signs James Blake to Worldwide- Publishing DealSonyATV Music Signs James Blake to Worldwide- Publishing Deal
August 21, 2014

Sony/ATV Music Publishing has today announced it has signed James Blake to a worldwide co-publishing deal. (more...)


Nico & Vinz's First U.S. Album 'Black Star Elephant' Out 9/16Nico & Vinz's First U.S. Album 'Black Star Elephant' Out 9/16
August 21, 2014

Afro-Norwegian duo Nico & Vinz' will release their first U.S. album Black Star Elephant on September 16th on Warner Bros. Records. (more...)


Perseus Offers Global Trading Access and Risk Compliance for Eris ExchangePerseus Offers Global Trading Access and Risk Compliance for Eris Exchange
August 21, 2014

CHICAGO and NEW YORK, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Perseus Telecom, a leading provider of high-speed global connectivity, High Precision Time and Market-to-Market networks, announced today trading acces... (more...)


VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Winter Episodes Teaser for USA's SUITSVIDEO: Sneak Peek - Winter Episodes Teaser for USA's SUITS
by - August 21, 2014

Below, check out a teaser for the winter episodes of USA Networks popular drama series SUITS. The series airs Wednesdays on USA Network (9-10 p.m. ET) (more...)


Behind The Scenes Of FINDING NEVERLANDBehind The Scenes Of FINDING NEVERLAND
by Pat Cerasaro - August 21, 2014

The out of town tryout production of new PETER PAN-inspired musical FINDING NEVERLAND is currently underway and a new video interview with the show's stars, Jeremy Jordan and Laura Michelle Kelly, is ... (more...)


STAGE TUBE: First Look at Trailer for THE OLD FRIENDS at Alley Theatre - Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote & More!STAGE TUBE: First Look at Trailer for THE OLD FRIENDS at Alley Theatre - Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote & More!
by Stage Tube - August 20, 2014

The 'Alley Theatre @ UH' season begins with Betty Buckley,Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox in award-winning Texas playwright Horton Foote's The Old Friends, a Southwestern premiere. Chec... (more...)


Photo Flash: First Look at Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies, Veanne Cox and More in THE OLD FRIENDS at Houston's Alley TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies, Veanne Cox and More in THE OLD FRIENDS at Houston's Alley Theatre
August 20, 2014

The 'Alley Theatre @ UH' season begins with Betty Buckley,Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox in award-winning Texas playwright Horton Foote's The Old Friends, a Southwestern premiere. Che... (more...)


Ann Arvia to Join Jonathan Hadary in Arena Stage's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF; Full Cast Announced!Ann Arvia to Join Jonathan Hadary in Arena Stage's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF; Full Cast Announced!
August 20, 2014

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Broadway production this fall, Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater mounts a new staging of Fiddler on the Roof, the iconic musical that ha... (more...)


BWW Reviews: SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE At Signature Theatre - They Connect the Dots!BWW Reviews: SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE At Signature Theatre - They Connect the Dots!
by Charles Shubow - August 20, 2014

Director Matthew Gardner works wonders with Sondheim musical. (more...)


Photo Flash: More Production Shots of FINDING NEVERLAND at A.R.T.Photo Flash: More Production Shots of FINDING NEVERLAND at A.R.T.
August 20, 2014

The world premiere of the musical FINDING NEVERLAND, with music and lyrics by Gary Barlow and Elliot Kennedy, book by James Graham, directed by Diane Paulus with choreography by Mia Michaels, is prese... (more...)


LEO LIONNI'S FREDERICK Set for Chicago Children's Theatre, 10/15-11/16LEO LIONNI'S FREDERICK Set for Chicago Children's Theatre, 10/15-11/16
August 20, 2014

A raucous, playful new production of Leo Lionni's Frederick, a world premiere musical based on beloved children's author Leo Lionni's Caldecott Award-winning book about Frederick the mouse, is the big... (more...)


Johnny Depp & Kevin Smith to Co-Star with Real-Life Daughters in Horror Comedy YOGA HOSERSJohnny Depp & Kevin Smith to Co-Star with Real-Life Daughters in Horror Comedy YOGA HOSERS
August 20, 2014

Asana-kicking enlightened-action and eerie adventure awaits in the Great White North, as StarStream Entertainment (OTCQB:SSET) announces principle photography on YOGA HOSERS (more...)


EVITA National Tour Coming to the Kennedy Center, 9/30-10/19EVITA National Tour Coming to the Kennedy Center, 9/30-10/19
August 20, 2014

The Kennedy Center today announced casting for the Washington, D.C. engagement of Evita which runs in the Kennedy Center Opera House from September 30 to October 19, 2014. Directed by Tony and Olivier... (more...)


Ice-T to Narrate Season 3 of TV One's CELEBRITY CRIME FILES, Premiering 9/8Ice-T to Narrate Season 3 of TV One's CELEBRITY CRIME FILES, Premiering 9/8
August 20, 2014

TV One, which entertains, informs and inspires Black adult viewers, today announced that its popular investigative docu-series Celebrity Crime Files returns for a riveting third season Monday, Septemb... (more...)


Photo Flash: 'REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW,' Starring Cady Huffman and Kate Shindle, Opens Off-BroadwayPhoto Flash: 'REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW,' Starring Cady Huffman and Kate Shindle, Opens Off-Broadway
August 20, 2014

Tony Award winner Cady Huffman and Kate Shindle head the cast of the world premiere musical REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW OF RAGNAR AGNARSSON FURNITURE PAINTER, with book, music & lyrics by Ívar Pall Jonsso... (more...)


'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for August 20th, 2014'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for August 20th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - August 20, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. A BIC 'Beautiful' announcement, dates confirmed for Estef... (more...)


2015 Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival Lineup Announced; Runs Jan 14-252015 Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival Lineup Announced; Runs Jan 14-25
August 19, 2014

Organizers of the inaugural Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival announced today the line-up of top contemporary puppets acts and artists from around the world, the U.S. and Chicago to be pre... (more...)


FLANDERS AND SWANN Plays the Pleasance, Now thru Aug 25FLANDERS AND SWANN Plays the Pleasance, Now thru Aug 25
August 19, 2014

G'ninth G'normous year at the Pleasance! Tim Fitzhigham and Duncan Walsh Atkins return for one week only with their award-winning, hilarious show. Featuring the songs and wit of those masters of mayhe... (more...)


ONCE ON THIS ISLAND to Play the Aurora Fox Arts Center, 9/12-10/5ONCE ON THIS ISLAND to Play the Aurora Fox Arts Center, 9/12-10/5
August 19, 2014

A high energy Caribbean fairy tale musical the whole family will enjoy. A young peasant girl (SuCh, the award-winning actress and R&B singer who played Celie in The Color Purple) rescues and falls in ... (more...)







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