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The MAC Kicks Off 2014 Grand Opening Season Performance Series TodayThe MAC Kicks Off 2014 Grand Opening Season Performance Series Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2014

The McAninch Arts Center (MAC), located at 425 Fawell Blvd. on the campus of College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, is pleased to announce its 2014 Grand Opening Season's Performance Series. The series is part of the MAC's 2014 Grand Opening season, marking the opening of the venue after a 14-month, $35 million renovation. The MAC's 2014 Grand Opening Season's Performance Series officially opens today, Feb. 8 with a performance by Grammy Award-winner 'Keb Mo'. Additional programming for the MAC, including the MAC's new Patio Stage summer season and the MAC's 2014-15 season, the first complete season in the newly renovated venue, will be announced in spring 2014. (more...)

McAninch Arts Center at COD Announces New Director Diana MartinezMcAninch Arts Center at COD Announces New Director Diana Martinez
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2014

College of DuPage has announced that McAninch Arts Center (MAC) Interim Director Diana Martinez has been named Director of the MAC. This announcement is effective immediately. Since September 2013, Martinez has served as the MAC's Interim Director following the departure of former MAC Director Stephen Cummins, who left the MAC in July 2013 to take a position at California State University, Chico. (more...)

MAC Completes Renovation this MonthMAC Completes Renovation this Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2013

McAninch Arts Center (MAC) located at 425 Fawell Blvd. on the campus of College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, completes its 14-month $35 million renovation this December. The MAC began major renovations in fall 2012 to update its three performance spaces, construct a new art gallery and outdoor patio stage, and make improvements to the infrastructure and patron service areas. Wight & Company, who served as the original architects of the McAninch Arts Center in 1986, returned to design the renovations. Construction for the MAC renovations is by Mortenson Construction, whose recent Chicago area projects include the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago as well as COD's Student Resource Center and Seaton Computing Center, among others. (more...)

League of Chicago Theatres Welcomes New Board and Executive Committee MembersLeague of Chicago Theatres Welcomes New Board and Executive Committee Members
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2013

The League of Chicago Theatres proudly announces the election of the Executive Committee Members and the appointment of four new members to The Board of Directors. The Executive Committee includes Board Chair Kate Lipuma, Executive Director, Writers Theatre; Vice Chair Rachel Kraft, Executive Director, Lookingglass Theatre Company; Treasurer Heather Schmucker, Associate Producer, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre; and Secretary Dan McArdle, Managing Director, The Neo-Futurists. Elected by members of the League, newly-elected Board Members include Brittany Barnes, Managing Director, Pavement Group; Peter Handler, Program Director, Richard H. Driehaus Foundation; Bill Melamed, Chief Marketing and Development Officer, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago; and Regina Taylor, Artistic Collective, Goodman Theatre. (more...)

The MAC Announces 2014 Grand Opening Season Performance SeriesThe MAC Announces 2014 Grand Opening Season Performance Series
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2013

The McAninch Arts Center (MAC), located at 425 Fawell Blvd. on the campus of College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, is pleased to announce its 2014 Grand Opening Season's Performance Series. The series is part of the MAC's 2014 Grand Opening season, marking the opening of the venue after a 14-month, $35 million renovation. The MAC's 2014 Grand Opening Season's Performance Series officially opens on Feb. 8 with a performance by Grammy Award-winner 'Keb Mo'. Additional programming for the MAC, including the MAC's new Patio Stage summer season and the MAC's 2014-15 season, the first complete season in the newly renovated venue, will be announced in spring 2014. (more...)

Smith Center for the Performing Arts to Open Season with Holiday Concert in Symphony Park, 12/8Smith Center for the Performing Arts to Open Season with Holiday Concert in Symphony Park, 12/8
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2013

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts welcomes guests to kick off the holiday season with a celebratory concert in the bedecked Symphony Park. On Sunday, Dec. 8 at 5 p.m., Cabaret Jazz resident and beloved Las Vegas entertainer, Clint Holmes, will launch the season's festivities with a performance that will include special guests from the Las Vegas community. (more...)

Ryan Star, Jayme Stone, UNDER THE RADAR Festival and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 8/11Ryan Star, Jayme Stone, UNDER THE RADAR Festival and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 8/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2013

This week at Joe's Pub at the Public, August 5-11, will feature: Summer & Eve...and Friends, Jac 'n Swallow, Diego Figueiredo, Ryan Star, Freestyle Love Supreme, Lindsay Katt, Debauche, Katy Steele/Andrew Shapiro, Osekre/Mean Lady, Kim Lenz, Lalana, Henry Butler, Jayme Stone, and Incoming! The Public Theater's Under the Radar Festival. (more...)

Jason Alexander, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, Complexions Ballet and More Set for Harris Center's 2013-14 SeasonJason Alexander, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, Complexions Ballet and More Set for Harris Center's 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2013

Bringing artists from all over the world, and from most every genre, the Harris Center for the Arts at Folsom Lake College - formerly known as Three Stages at Folsom Lake College - will offer literally hundreds of performances in 2013-14. Beginning in late July, 2013 and extending into spring 2014, the new season includes world-class performers like Kenny Loggins, Seinfeld's Jason Alexander, and Savion Glover; Broadway productions such as Peter and the Starcatcher, The Addams Family and Bring It On: The Musical (all of which are appearing in the capital region for the first time ever); and an unprecedented season of dance in Folsom which kicks off with Alonzo King LINES Ballet and also features Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Bellydance Superstars, Ballroom with a Twist, and return visits of the popular Moscow Festival Ballet's Swan Lake and Diavolo Dance Theatre; and many more, all on the stages at the Harris Center. (more...)

Deana Martin to Make Vitello's Jazz & Supper Club Debut May 3-5Deana Martin to Make Vitello's Jazz & Supper Club Debut May 3-5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2013

Deana Martin is an internationally acclaimed entertainer, performing to sold-out audiences worldwide (more...)

League of Chicago Theatres Names 16th Street Theater as BIC Emerging Theater Award WinnerLeague of Chicago Theatres Names 16th Street Theater as BIC Emerging Theater Award Winner
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2013

The League of Chicago Theatres announces 16th Street Theater as the recipient of the 2013 Broadway In Chicago Emerging Theater Award. 16th Street Theater will receive a $5,000 award, consultation with Broadway In Chicago staff members, and a marketing package that includes advertising support. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: MERRILY Prepares For West End Transfer!STAGE TUBE: MERRILY Prepares For West End Transfer!
by Stage Tube - Apr 11, 2013

The full cast is announced today as rehearsals begin for the West End transfer of the stunning Menier Chocolate Factory production of the Sondheim/ Furth musical Merrily We Roll Along. Directed by triple Olivier Award winner Maria Friedman, previews begin at the Harold Pinter Theatre on Tuesday 23rd April. (more...)

Diablo Cody Among Line-Up for Chapman's Women in Focus ConferenceDiablo Cody Among Line-Up for Chapman's Women in Focus Conference
by Movies News Desk - Mar 22, 2013

Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, recognized as one of the premier film schools in the United States, proudly presents the 14th Annual Women in Focus Conference on Friday, April 12, 2013, where top female directors, producers, writers, executives and actors will participate in a discussion focused on the topic of comedy. (more...)

THE SECRET GARDEN Concert Transfers to Greenwich Theatre as Part of Children's Theatre FestivalTHE SECRET GARDEN Concert Transfers to Greenwich Theatre as Part of Children's Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2013

The producing team behind The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Arts Theatre) and The Children of Eden Gala Concert (Prince of Wales Theatre), Aria Entertainment and Knockhardy Productions are delighted to announce that their concert revival of Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman's three times Tony Award winning musical The Secret Garden will transfer to the Greenwich Theatre for one night only as part of the Greenwich children's theatre festival following a successful run at The King's Head Theatre. (more...)

League of Chicago Theatres Gala to Honor Jeff Perry, the Jeff Committee and Michael HalberstamLeague of Chicago Theatres Gala to Honor Jeff Perry, the Jeff Committee and Michael Halberstam
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2013

The League of Chicago Theatres announces the 2013 Spring Gala, an elegant, extravagant evening celebrating the 175th Anniversary of Chicago theater. This one-night-only event brings together supporters from the community to champion more than 200 Chicago theatre companies. This year's event will be held on Monday, May 20, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the luxury hotel InterContinental Chicago, 505 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago. (more...)

THE SECRET GARDEN: IN CONCERT Plays King's Head Theatre in London, Now thru March 17THE SECRET GARDEN: IN CONCERT Plays King's Head Theatre in London, Now thru March 17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2013

The producing team behind The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Arts Theatre) and The Children of Eden Gala Concert (Prince of Wales Theatre), Aria Entertainment and Knockhardy Productions present a concert revival of Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman's three times Tony Award winning musical The Secret Garden. (more...)

Zac Donavon and More to Star in THE SECRET GARDEN: IN CONCERT at King's Head Theatre; Full Cast Announced!Zac Donavon and More to Star in THE SECRET GARDEN: IN CONCERT at King's Head Theatre; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2013

The producing team behind The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Arts Theatre) and The Children of Eden Gala Concert (Prince of Wales Theatre), Aria Entertainment and Knockhardy Productions are delighted to announce the cast for their forthcoming concert revival of Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman's three times Tony Award winning musical The Secret Garden. (more...)

Freddie Davies Joins King's Head Theatre's THE SECRET GARDEN IN CONCERT,Today-March 17Freddie Davies Joins King's Head Theatre's THE SECRET GARDEN IN CONCERT,Today-March 17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2013

Joining the cast of The Secret Garden at The King's Head is veteran comedian and actor Freddie Davies who is recreating the role of Ben Weatherstaff for this concert staging having appeared in the original R.S.C and West-End production. The concert version will play 10 February - 17 March, 2013. Press night is 11 February at 7:15pm. (more...)

The Rubin Museum Explores Illusion in 2013 BRAINWAVE Series, Opening TodayThe Rubin Museum Explores Illusion in 2013 BRAINWAVE Series, Opening Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2013

The Rubin Museum will explore illusion and human perception in this year's edition of the popular Brainwave series of on-stage conversations between mind scientists and thinkers from diverse walks of life. Opening today, February 6, the series will include 20 on-stage conversations, 50 film screenings, and an interactive experience in which the museum will become a Memory Palace. While illusion is usually associated with vision, the series will engage audiences through all five senses to provide a comprehensive understanding of the subject. (more...)

GIBSON GUITARTOWN ON THE SUNSET STRIP Charity Auction Set For 2/22GIBSON GUITARTOWN ON THE SUNSET STRIP Charity Auction Set For 2/22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2013

The 10-foot tall Gibson guitar art sculptures that have lined THE SUNSET STRIP will end their year-long tour on Friday, February 22 when they are auctioned for charity at a gala event at Bonhams in Los Angeles. All proceeds from this auction will benefit the Los Angeles Fund For Public Education's "Arts Matter" campaign, which supports art and music education in L.A. public schools. (more...)

Freddie Davies Joins King's Head Theatre's THE SECRET GARDEN IN CONCERT, Feb 10-March 17Freddie Davies Joins King's Head Theatre's THE SECRET GARDEN IN CONCERT, Feb 10-March 17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2013

Joining the cast of The Secret Garden at The King's Head is veteran comedian and actor Freddie Davies who is recreating the role of Ben Weatherstaff for this concert staging having appeared in the original R.S.C and West-End production. The concert version will play 10 February - 17 March, 2013. Press night is 11 February at 7:15pm. (more...)

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