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The World Music Institute Presents YUNGCHEN LHAMO, 1/28The World Music Institute Presents YUNGCHEN LHAMO, 1/28
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2014

The World Music Institute opens this year's Global Salon series with Tibetan vocalistYungchen Lhamo on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Talia Theater at Symphony Space. (more...)

Smashing Pumpkin's Billy Corgan Says Newly Released Album Is 'The End'Smashing Pumpkin's Billy Corgan Says Newly Released Album Is 'The End'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

According to Billboard.com, in an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Frontman Billy Corgan hinted that the Pumpkins' expected 2015 album Day For Night will be the band's last -- and that he's just not feeling the rock business the way he used to. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Billy Corgan Musical and More in Music Theatre Co's 48-HOUR MUSICALS: ENCORE!Photo Flash: First Look - Billy Corgan Musical and More in Music Theatre Co's 48-HOUR MUSICALS: ENCORE!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

The Music Theatre Company is pleased to launch its 2014-15 season with THE 48-HOUR MUSICALS: ENCORE!, featuring four 15-minute musicals originally written and rehearsed in just 48 hours by Scotty Arnold, Diana Lawrence, Michael Mahler and J. Oconer Navarro plus the world premiere of a 20-minute musical by Smashing Pumpkins frontman and Chicagoland native Billy Corgan. Scroll down for a first look! (more...)

The Music Theatre Company Presents THE 48-HOUR MUSICALS: ENCORE!, Now thru 12/14The Music Theatre Company Presents THE 48-HOUR MUSICALS: ENCORE!, Now thru 12/14
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

The Music Theatre Company will launch its 2014-15 season with THE 48-HOUR MUSICALS: ENCORE!, featuring four 15-minute musicals originally written and rehearsed in just 48 hours by Scotty Arnold, Diana Lawrence, Michael Mahler and J. Oconer Navarro plus the world premiere of a 20-minute musical by Smashing Pumpkins frontman and Chicagoland native Billy Corgan. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for December 3rd, 2014'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for December 3rd, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Dec 3, 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. December is here, and 'Peter Pan' is finally live! Plus Light Opera Works and The Hyprocrites tackle operettas, 'Newsies' and 'Mary Poppins' have significant holiday runs, 'Stomp' and 'Schooner' return, Billy Corgan and Patti Lupone strut their stuff, and the community schedules a tribute to Sheldon Patinkin. (more...)

Short Musical by Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan, MILL GIRLS and More Set for Music Theatre Company's 2014-15 SeasonShort Musical by Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan, MILL GIRLS and More Set for Music Theatre Company's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Founding Artistic Director Jessica Beth Redish and Co-Artistic Director Jess McLeod are pleased to announce The Music Theatre Company's (TMTC) 2014-2015 season, which begins December 4, 2014 and runs through August 2015. (more...)

The Music Theatre Company's 48-HOUR MUSICALS: ENCORE! Begins TodayThe Music Theatre Company's 48-HOUR MUSICALS: ENCORE! Begins Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

?The Music Theatre Company will launch its 2014-15 season with THE 48-HOUR MUSICALS: ENCORE!, featuring four 15-minute musicals originally written and rehearsed in just 48 hours by Scotty Arnold, Diana Lawrence, Michael Mahler and J. Oconer Navarro plus the world premiere of a 20-minute musical by Smashing Pumpkins frontman and Chicagoland native Billy Corgan. (more...)

The Music Theatre Company's 48-HOUR MUSICALS: ENCORE! Begins 12/4The Music Theatre Company's 48-HOUR MUSICALS: ENCORE! Begins 12/4
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

?The Music Theatre Company will launch its 2014-15 season with THE 48-HOUR MUSICALS: ENCORE!, featuring four 15-minute musicals originally written and rehearsed in just 48 hours by Scotty Arnold, Diana Lawrence, Michael Mahler and J. Oconer Navarro plus the world premiere of a 20-minute musical by Smashing Pumpkins frontman and Chicagoland native Billy Corgan. (more...)

Billy Corgan to Retire From Pro Wrestling and Dive Into Musical TheatreBilly Corgan to Retire From Pro Wrestling and Dive Into Musical Theatre
by Matt Sowell - Nov 18, 2014

Billy Corgan, Smashing Pumpkins front man, is leaving the wrestling industry for something a little more glamorous. (more...)

The Music Theatre Company to Present THE 48-HOUR MUSICALS: ENCORE!, 12/4-14The Music Theatre Company to Present THE 48-HOUR MUSICALS: ENCORE!, 12/4-14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

The Music Theatre Company will launch its 2014-15 season with THE 48-HOUR MUSICALS: ENCORE!, featuring four 15-minute musicals originally written and rehearsed in just 48 hours by Scotty Arnold, Diana Lawrence, Michael Mahler and J. Oconer Navarro plus the world premiere of a 20-minute musical by Smashing Pumpkins frontman and Chicagoland native Billy Corgan. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for October 29th, 2014'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for October 29th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Oct 29, 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. Major productions of 'The King And I' and 'Camelot,' two versions of 'Titanic,' season announcements from Light Opera Works and The Music Theatre Company, JRB in Skokie, three G&S shows in rep, the new musicals 'Frederick' and 'The Guide To Being Single,' and more! (more...)

THE SMASHING PUMPKINS Premiere First Single 'Being Beige'THE SMASHING PUMPKINS Premiere First Single 'Being Beige'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

THE SMASHING PUMPKINS yesterday (10/20) partnered with Rollingstone.com to premiere 'Being Beige,'the first single from the band's album Monuments to an Elegy, out Tuesday, December 9 via Martha's Music/BMG. (more...)

Short Musical by Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan, MILL GIRLS and More Set for Music Theatre Company's 2014-15 SeasonShort Musical by Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan, MILL GIRLS and More Set for Music Theatre Company's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

Founding Artistic Director Jessica Beth Redish and Co-Artistic Director Jess McLeod are pleased to announce The Music Theatre Company's (TMTC) 2014-2015 season, which begins December 4, 2014 and runs through August 2015. (more...)

AMC Orders Season 2 of Unscripted Arm-Wrestling Series GAME OF ARMSAMC Orders Season 2 of Unscripted Arm-Wrestling Series GAME OF ARMS
by TV News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

AMC today announced that it has ordered a second season of its unscripted arm-wrestling series, “Game of Arms,” which premiered last February with 1 million viewers, delivering the network's highest weeknight original series premiere. (more...)

Firecat Projects Presents Tony Fitzpatrick's THE MIDNIGHT CITY, Now thru 10/19Firecat Projects Presents Tony Fitzpatrick's THE MIDNIGHT CITY, Now thru 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2014

Firecat Projects, in conjunction with Steppenwolf Theatre, presents The Midnight City, written and performed by Tony Fitzpatrick with Stan Klein, today, Sept. 6-Oct. 19 in Steppenwolf's Garage Theatre, 1624 N. Halsted. Adapted and directed by 16th Street artistic director Ann Filmer, The Midnight City features video art by Kristin Reeves, music by John Rice and Anna Fermin. (more...)

BILLY CORGAN Performs Special Acoustic-Based Show at Chicago's Ravinia Festival TonightBILLY CORGAN Performs Special Acoustic-Based Show at Chicago's Ravinia Festival Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2014

BILLY CORGAN will take time out from recording the next two SMASHING PUMPKINS albums, both due in 2015, to perform a very special, exclusive hometown acoustic-based solo concert (more...)

Firecat Projects Presents Tony Fitzpatrick's THE MIDNIGHT CITY, 9/6 - 10/19Firecat Projects Presents Tony Fitzpatrick's THE MIDNIGHT CITY, 9/6 - 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Firecat Projects, in conjunction with Steppenwolf Theatre, presents The Midnight City, written and performed by Tony Fitzpatrick with Stan Klein, Sept. 6-Oct. 19 in Steppenwolf's Garage Theatre, 1624 N Halsted. (more...)

BILLY CORGAN to Perform Special Acoustic-Based Show at Chicago's Ravinia FestivalBILLY CORGAN to Perform Special Acoustic-Based Show at Chicago's Ravinia Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

BILLY CORGAN will take time out from recording the next two SMASHING PUMPKINS albums, both due in 2015, to perform a very special, exclusive hometown acoustic-based solo concert (more...)

Film Society of Lincoln Center Announces 2nd Edition of Sound + Vision Documentary SeriesFilm Society of Lincoln Center Announces 2nd Edition of Sound + Vision Documentary Series
by Movies News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today the second edition of Sound + Vision, the annual documentary series that explores a diverse range of music, artists, genres, and styles from all over the world. (more...)

AMC Greenlights Three New Unscripted SeriesAMC Greenlights Three New Unscripted Series
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2014

AMC announced today that it has greenlit three new unscripted series as it continues to build its slate of unique and distinctive shows to fit alongside the network's scripted originals and premium movies. AMC has ordered three new series: (more...)

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