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BWW Review: GOOD FORTUNE Celebrates A Good And Philanthropic ManBWW Review: GOOD FORTUNE Celebrates A Good And Philanthropic Man
by Herbert Paine - Feb 15, 2017

GOOD FORTUNE, Josh Tickell and Rebecca Harrell Tickell's bio-doc is an uplifting tribute to the humanity and philanthropy of John Paul DeJoria and a case for how accumulated wealth can be used to build a better world. GOOD FORTUNE is one of the featured films at the 2017 Sedona International Film Festival, February 18th through the 26th. (more...)

Mike Myers to Play Chicago Improv Great Del Close on the Big ScreenMike Myers to Play Chicago Improv Great Del Close on the Big Screen
by Movies News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

According to the Chicago Tribune, film star and Second City alumnus Mike Myers (Austin Powers, Shrek, Wayne's World) will play improv great Del Close in a new biopic produced by the Windy City comedy institution. Myers was, fittingly, one of Close's students. (more...)

Opening Night Battles Hate with Comedy at Second City HollywoodOpening Night Battles Hate with Comedy at Second City Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Second City Hollywood is starting 2017 off combatting xenophobia, racism, and misogyny with satirical comedy. (more...)

Chinese-American Entrepreneur Christie Hsiao Becomes Best Selling YA AuthorChinese-American Entrepreneur Christie Hsiao Becomes Best Selling YA Author
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

Christie Hsiao, Founder and CEO of SERENITY MEDIA GROUP, a global entertainment company devoted to creating high quality film, TV, and digital media projects that uplift and inspire.  Serenity uses fun, engaging popular fiction and non-fiction projects to educate, provoke thoughtful inquiry, and spread positive messages.  What sets Serenity apart is the resources and relationships Christie has cultivated within the China/US industry. (more...)

BWW Review: Second City's Provocative and Edgy BLACK SIDE OF THE MOON at Woolly MammothBWW Review: Second City's Provocative and Edgy BLACK SIDE OF THE MOON at Woolly Mammoth
by Benjamin Tomchik - Nov 18, 2016

Second City's proactive, edgy and downright hysterical Black Side of the Moon at Woolly Mammoth Theatre is an honest conversation about race and gender in America. Using comedy and spoken word, this sketch show mixes astute societal observations with original skits (more...)

National Chorale Presents Beethoven's Symphony #9 and a Musical World Premiere of Goodnight MoonNational Chorale Presents Beethoven's Symphony #9 and a Musical World Premiere of Goodnight Moon
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

National Chorale, New York's premier professional choral company, under the Artistic Direction of Everett McCorvey, continues its 2016-2017 Season at Lincoln Center withBeethoven's Symphony #9 and the World Premiere of a musical adaptation of Goodnight Moon. (more...)

Tituss Burgess, Sierra Boggess, Bryce Pinkham and More to Perform at NYMF's 2016 GalaTituss Burgess, Sierra Boggess, Bryce Pinkham and More to Perform at NYMF's 2016 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF), previously known as The New York Musical Theater Festival, will honor Tony and Grammy Award winning composer and lyricist Duncan Sheik, Casting Director Tara Rubin, and former NYMF Board Member and Treasurer Frank Troutman at its 2016 Gala hosted by Mo Rocca on Sunday, November 13 at the Edison Ballroom in Midtown Manhattan (240 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036). (more...)

Annie Potts to Narrate National Chorale's Musical Premiere of GOODNIGHT MOON at Lincoln CenterAnnie Potts to Narrate National Chorale's Musical Premiere of GOODNIGHT MOON at Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

National Chorale, New York's premier professional choral company, under the Artistic Direction of Everett McCorvey, continues its 2016-2017 Season at Lincoln Center with Beethoven's Symphony #9 and the World Premiere of a musical adaptation of Goodnight Moon on Friday, November 18, 2016 at 8pm at the David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, NYC. (more...)

The Official Blues Brothers Revue Brings the Comedy to The Ridgefield Playhouse on 11/12The Official Blues Brothers Revue Brings the Comedy to The Ridgefield Playhouse on 11/12
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

 There have been many imitators, but there is only one duo in North America sanctioned by Dan Aykroyd and Judith Belushi to don the official hat and sunglasses and walk in the legendary footsteps of Jake and Elwood Blues.  Discovered in Las Vegas, performers Wayne Catania and Kieron Lafferty capture the infectious humor and unbridled spirit of the Blues Brothers like no one since John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd walked the stage. (more...)

BWW Review: DRIVING MISS DAISY With 'Little House on the Prairie' Star Karen Grassle Charms and Warms the Heart At Riverside CenterBWW Review: DRIVING MISS DAISY With 'Little House on the Prairie' Star Karen Grassle Charms and Warms the Heart At Riverside Center
by Jeffrey Walker - Oct 24, 2016

Riverside Center for the Performing Arts presents a first class production of Alfred Uhry's prize-winning drama DRIVING MISS DAISY. Expertly directed by renowned Washingon, DC-based actor/director Rick Hammerly and starring Karen Grassle from LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE in the title role, Riverside's DRIVING MISS DAISY charms and warms the heart. (more...)

The Second City Hollywood to Host New LA Diversity in Comedy FestivalThe Second City Hollywood to Host New LA Diversity in Comedy Festival
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

The Second City Hollywood is proud to announce the first annual Diversity in Comedy Festival occurring October 21, 22, and 23, 2016 in Los Angeles, located at 6560 Hollywood Blvd. 90028. (more...)

BWW Interview:  Emily Fightmaster at NJPAC in Second City's PAVED AND CONFUSED 2 on 10/29BWW Interview: Emily Fightmaster at NJPAC in Second City's PAVED AND CONFUSED 2 on 10/29
by Marina Kennedy - Oct 16, 2016

Just in time for Election Day, Chicago's legendary Second City returns to New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) on Saturday, October 29th for 'Paved and Confused 2: Please Don't Feed the Candidates.' BWW interviewed company member, Emily Fightmaster about her career and the show. (more...)

NYMF to Honor Duncan Sheik and More at 2016 Gala, Hosted by Mo RoccaNYMF to Honor Duncan Sheik and More at 2016 Gala, Hosted by Mo Rocca
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF), previously known as The New York Musical Theater Festival, will honor Tony and Grammy Award winning composer and lyricist Duncan Sheik, Casting Director Tara Rubin, and former NYMF Board Member and Treasurer Frank Troutman at its 2016 Gala hosted by Mo Rocca on Sunday, November 13 at the Edison Ballroom in Midtown Manhattan (240 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036). (more...)

The Second City Releases Tickets for its DYSFUNCTIONAL HOLIDAY REVUEThe Second City Releases Tickets for its DYSFUNCTIONAL HOLIDAY REVUE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

On December 14-18, Chicago's legendary comedy theatre The Second City will appear at the Marcus Center's Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall and tickets go on sale this Friday, September 23 at 12:00 pm. The Second City's Dysfunctional Holiday Revue delivers a healthy dose of seasonal satire where neither holiday film classics, family gatherings nor Christmas carols are too sacred for a show that is the perfect alternative to the same old holiday shows.' (more...)

Cindy Crawford, Fred Willard and More to Present at 2016 Fifth Star AwardsCindy Crawford, Fred Willard and More to Present at 2016 Fifth Star Awards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) will honor four Chicago artists and arts advocates and one iconic cultural institution at the 3rd annual Fifth Star Awards presented by Allstate Insurance Company today, September 14 at 7pm-at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. (more...)

Jimmy Kimmel, David Letterman & More to Honor Bill Murray at 19th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American HumorJimmy Kimmel, David Letterman & More to Honor Bill Murray at 19th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor
by TV News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

A lineup of leading performers, including Dan Aykroyd, Aziz Ansari, Roy Blount Jr., Bill Hader, Jimmy Kimmel, David Letterman, Brian Doyle Murray, Paul Shaffer, Sigourney Weaver, and others will salute Bill Murray at the 19th Annual Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 9/04/2016Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 9/04/2016
by BWW - Sep 4, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/04/2016 for Chicago (more...)

The Second City Hollywood to Host New LA Diversity in Comedy FestivalThe Second City Hollywood to Host New LA Diversity in Comedy Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

The Second City Hollywood is proud to announce the first annual Diversity in Comedy Festival occurring October 21, 22, and 23, 2016 in Los Angeles, located at 6560 Hollywood Blvd. 90028. (more...)

Cindy Crawford, Fred Willard and More to Present at 2016 Fifth Star AwardsCindy Crawford, Fred Willard and More to Present at 2016 Fifth Star Awards
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) will honor four Chicago artists and arts advocates and one iconic cultural institution at the 3rd annual Fifth Star Awards presented by Allstate Insurance Company on Wednesday, September 14 at 7pm-at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. (more...)

GHOSTBUSTERS Original Motion Picture Score Out TodayGHOSTBUSTERS Original Motion Picture Score Out Today
by TV News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Sony Classical proudly announces the release of Ghostbusters (Original Motion Picture Score) to accompany Sony Pictures' highly anticipated feature film Ghostbusters, in theaters today, July 15. Featuring a score by multi-award winning composer Theodore Shapiro, the album is available now digitally and on CD today, July 15. (more...)

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