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Steve Buscemi, Michael Pena to Be Honored at 2nd Annual Carney AwardsSteve Buscemi, Michael Pena to Be Honored at 2nd Annual Carney Awards
by TV News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

On Sunday, October 30th, The 2nd Annual Carney Awards will honor outstanding character actors at The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills. (more...)

2016 Fifth Star Awards Honor Black Ensemble Theater Founder Jackie Taylor and More Tonight2016 Fifth Star Awards Honor Black Ensemble Theater Founder Jackie Taylor and More Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Jackie Taylor, founder and CEO of Black Ensemble Theater, will be honored with the Fifth Star Award from the City of Chicago and Allstate Insurance Company, at Millennium Park tonight, September 14 at 7 pm. (more...)

BWW Interview: A Chat with HELLDRIVERS OF DAYTONA Lyricist Rob MeurerBWW Interview: A Chat with HELLDRIVERS OF DAYTONA Lyricist Rob Meurer
by Kevin Pollack - Sep 13, 2016

The World Premiere of the hilarious new pop rock musical Helldrivers of Daytona takes the Chicago stage running through October 30 at The Royal George Theatre, 1641 North Halsted Street, Chicago. With music by Berton Averre (The Knack), lyrics by Rob Meurer (Platinum Records with Christopher Cross), and book by Emmy Award-winner Mark Saltzman (The Tin Pan Alley Rag, The Adventures of Milo and Otis), these award-winning creative minds have put the pedal to the metal in this NASCAR-themed musical full of girls, cars, and rockin' guitars. (more...)

Musical Theater Prodigy Joshlyn Camille Lomax to be Honored as 'Rising Star'Musical Theater Prodigy Joshlyn Camille Lomax to be Honored as 'Rising Star'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) and Allstate Insurance Company announced today that they will present the second 'Rising Star' youth award to Joshlyn Camille Lomax during the third-annual Fifth Star Awards on Wednesday, September 14 at 7pm-at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. The award celebrates the achievements of Chicago youth demonstrating promise and career aspirations in the arts. Lomax, a student at CPS' Chicago Academy for the Arts (ChiArts), was selected from a pool of nominees submitted by the public and several Chicago high school arts programs. (more...)

VIDEO: Netflix Releases Trailer & Key Art for Christopher Guest's MASCOTSVIDEO: Netflix Releases Trailer & Key Art for Christopher Guest's MASCOTS
by TV News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

Check out the trailer and key art for MASCOTS, premiering on October 13 in select theaters and everywhere Netflix is available. (more...)

PSMITH, SUNDIAL, FORTY-TWO STORIES and More Set for City Lit's 2016-17 SeasonPSMITH, SUNDIAL, FORTY-TWO STORIES and More Set for City Lit's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

City Lit Theater's 37th season will honor its traditions while bringing Chicago audiences four plays that will be new to nearly all audience members. The season lineup announced today by City Lit artistic director Terry McCabe includes a mix of three world premieres (two of them adaptations of novels and one original new comedy), plus a classic comedy of the 19th Century that has not been seen in Chicago in 120 years. (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...)

Christopher Guest's MASCOTS to Launch on Netflix on 10/13; New Poster ArtChristopher Guest's MASCOTS to Launch on Netflix on 10/13; New Poster Art
by TV News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

MASCOTS is a new comedy from Christopher Guest, director of Waiting for Guffman and Best in Show. (more...)

The Second City's UNELECTABLE YOU Sets Cast for Chicago Debut, TourThe Second City's UNELECTABLE YOU Sets Cast for Chicago Debut, Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Slate and The Second City are pleased to announce casting for 'Unelectable You,' a new live political comedy show launching at UP Comedy Club in Chicago on July 28 before heading out on a national tour this election season. The 'Unelectable You' tour cast will feature The Second City alums Carisa Barreca and Frank Caeti, Cleveland alum Cody Dove, Alan Linic, Ian Owens and Tien Tran. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jane Seymour, Loretta Divine, Joey Fatone and More on the CABARET Red Carpet at the PantagesPhoto Flash: Jane Seymour, Loretta Divine, Joey Fatone and More on the CABARET Red Carpet at the Pantages
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2016

Direct from Broadway, CABARET reunites director Sam Mendes, co-director / choreographer Rob Marshall and many of the same creative team members behind the Tony-Winning 1998 revival production. The New York Times calls it, 'Divinely, dangerously decadent,' while Time Out New York hails it 'A Broadway jewel in all its glittering glory!' (more...)

VIDEO: The Second City Borrows A Classic Movie Musical Moment To Say 'Bye, Bye, Bernie'VIDEO: The Second City Borrows A Classic Movie Musical Moment To Say 'Bye, Bye, Bernie'
by Michael Dale - Jul 13, 2016

Ann-Margret's iconic performance inspires a spoof honoring Bernie Sanders' pledge of support to Hillary Clinton. (more...)

Rosie O'Donnell, Zachary Levi & More Set for ABC's THE $100,000 PYRAMID Line-UpRosie O'Donnell, Zachary Levi & More Set for ABC's THE $100,000 PYRAMID Line-Up
by TV News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

The Emmy Award®-winning pop-culture phenomenon is reimagined and better than ever when a cast of all-star celebrities take center stage and partner with contestants from across the country to compete against each other with hopes of making it to the winners circle (more...)

L.A. Connection Comedy Theatre Coming to Beautiful Downtown Burbank, 6/15-19L.A. Connection Comedy Theatre Coming to Beautiful Downtown Burbank, 6/15-19
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

After a successful 36 year run at their Ventura Blvd. location in Sherman Oaks, the renowned L.A. Connection Comedy Theatre (LAC) will bring their unique brand of hilarity to Beautiful Downtown Burbank.  A Grand Opening at the new location is scheduled for the weekend of June 15-19, 2016, announced by LAC founder Kent Skov. (more...)

Donny Most Set to SING AND SWING at Vitellos on 5/10Donny Most Set to SING AND SWING at Vitellos on 5/10
by Louisa Brady - May 8, 2016

Donny Most, best known as "Ralph Malph" of the long- running hit television show Happy Days, and his 7-piece band, bring the songs of Sinatra, Darin, Martin, and more to life through his interpretations and creative arrangements. The swing era and 50?s cool are fused together in one very unique show. The next engagement of their show will be held at Vitello's on Tuesday, May 10th. (more...)

Fred Willard and the MoHos Set for The Grove Theatre, 5/22Fred Willard and the MoHos Set for The Grove Theatre, 5/22
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

On May 22nd, The Grove Theatre presents Fred Willard and The MoHos, a sketch comedy group founded by acclaimed actor Fred Willard and his wife Mary, an award-winning playwright. (more...)

IFC to Premiere 'Weirdest' Season Yet of COMEDY BANG! BANG!, 6/3IFC to Premiere 'Weirdest' Season Yet of COMEDY BANG! BANG!, 6/3
by TV News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

'COMEDY BANG! BANG!' is getting weirder this season... and it's not just thanks to the new bandleader and co-host, 'Weird Al' Yankovic. Season five, premiering with two back-to-back episodes on Friday, June 3 (more...)

The CW Will Bring Back Emmy-Winning Sketch Comedy Series MADtvThe CW Will Bring Back Emmy-Winning Sketch Comedy Series MADtv
by TV News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

The Emmy Award-winning sketch comedy series MADtv is returning to television, making the jump to primetime with eight all-new one-hour episodes on The CW Network; a premiere date and time for the series, from Telepictures, will be announced at a later date. (more...)

The CW to Revive MADTVThe CW to Revive MADTV
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

The Emmy Award-winning sketch comedy series MADtv is returning to television, making the jump to primetime with eight all-new one-hour episodes on The CW Network; a premiere date and time for the series, from Telepictures, will be announced at a later date.  (more...)

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by BWW - Apr 3, 2016

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Fred Willard to Receive the Johnny Carson Comedy Legend Award at Norfolk FestivalFred Willard to Receive the Johnny Carson Comedy Legend Award at Norfolk Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Fred Willard — one of this generation's most gifted comic actors and a favorite of Johnny Carson while serving as host of “The Tonight Show” — will be the recipient of the Johnny Carson Comedy Legend award at this summer's Great American Comedy Festival in Norfolk, Neb. (more...)

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