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BWW Review: Patti LuPone: No Monkeying Around in WorcesterBWW Review: Patti LuPone: No Monkeying Around in Worcester
by Nancy Grossman - Sep 21, 2016

Music Worcester had a grand opening to its 157th season last night at beautiful Mechanics Hall, a treasure in downtown Worcester, presenting Patti LuPone in her latest solo concert program, DON'T MONKEY WITH BROADWAY. She shared the stage with her fantastic musical director/accompanist Joseph Thalken, and was joined by The Worcester Chorus for several songs in the second act. It was thrilling to hear so many signature songs performed live by one of the great Broadway divas. (more...)

The New Colony Announces 2017 SeasonThe New Colony Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

The New Colony is pleased to announce its full 2017 Season, featuring four world premiere productions by four Chicago playwrights. The season kicks off this winter with ensemble member Sean Kelly's fantasy adventure PSYCHONAUT LIBRARIANS, directed by Krissy Vanderwarker. (more...)

2017 Chicago Theatre Week Slates February Dates in the Windy City2017 Chicago Theatre Week Slates February Dates in the Windy City
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Chicago Theatre Week (#CTW17), an annual celebration of the rich tradition of theatre-going in Chicago, will take place February 9 - 19, 2017, spanning a week and two full weekends. (more...)

Goodman's Glorious WONDERFUL TOWNGoodman's Glorious WONDERFUL TOWN
by Misha Davenport - Sep 21, 2016

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Steppenwolf for Young Adults Presents BURIALS, 10/8Steppenwolf for Young Adults Presents BURIALS, 10/8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) begins its 2016/17 season with The Burials, a world premiere by acclaimed playwright Caitlin Parrish, directed by Erica Weiss. Inspired by the enduring Greek tragedy, Antigone, the production explores the aftermath of a mass shooting and how one family and one community respond to the tragedy in unique ways. SYA curates numerous workshops, residencies and post-show events to engage both students and adults in the conversation.  (more...)

Stage Left Theatre Announces incoming Co-Artistic Directors and New Ensemble MembersStage Left Theatre Announces incoming Co-Artistic Directors and New Ensemble Members
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Stage Left Theatre announces that current Artistic Director Vance Smith will be succeeded by Co-Artistic Directors Jason A. Fleece and Amy Szerlong. An Ensemble Member since 2009, Fleece has served as Associate Artistic Director since 2013. He recently directed SLT's critically-acclaimed production of The Body of an American. Involved with Stage Left since 2012, Szerlong became an Artistic Associate in 2013 and an Ensemble Member in 2015. She is currently directing the world premiere of The Bottle Tree. Smith will maintain his role through October, and will produce The Bottle Tree with the assistance of the new leadership. (more...)

Benjamin Scheuer's THE LION Sets Full Team for Run at The Old GlobeBenjamin Scheuer's THE LION Sets Full Team for Run at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the cast and complete creative team for the highly acclaimed musical memoir The Lion, written and performed by award-winning songwriter Benjamin Scheuer and directed by Sean Daniels. (more...)

Goodman Theatre Extends WONDERFUL TOWN, Starring Lauren Molina and Bri SudiaGoodman Theatre Extends WONDERFUL TOWN, Starring Lauren Molina and Bri Sudia
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

'It's Love!' Goodman Theatre adds eight performances of Mary Zimmerman's revival of Wonderful Town, extending the show through October 23. (more...)

National Black Theatre Presents SWEETNational Black Theatre Presents SWEET
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2016

Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre (NBT) kicks off its 48th season with "The Alchemy of Black Joy," an exhibition of original works by renowned photographer Peter Cooper on Wednesday, September 7, and the world premiere of Harrison David Rivers' play "Sweet" on Wednesday, October 19. The events and productions reflect the theater company's theme this season: "In Pursuit of Black Joy." (more...)

Photo Flash: The Hypocrites Presents YOU ON THE MOORS NOWPhoto Flash: The Hypocrites Presents YOU ON THE MOORS NOW
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2016

The Hypocrites is pleased to launch its 2016-17 season with the Chicago premiere of YOU ON THE MOORS NOW, Jaclyn Backhaus's comical mash-up of mythology and 19th century literary heroines, directed by Devon de Mayo. YOU ON THE MOORS NOW will play September 9 - October 30, 2016 at The Den Theatre's Heath Main Stage, 1329 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. Single tickets and season subscription packages are currently available at www.the-hypocrites.com.  The press opening is Sunday, September 18 at 7 pm. (more...)

Northlight Theatre Partners with TodayTix and Lyft to Launch New Partnership for Rush Theatre Tickets and Free RidesNorthlight Theatre Partners with TodayTix and Lyft to Launch New Partnership for Rush Theatre Tickets and Free Rides
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Northlight Theatre announces its partnership with TodayTix-the free mobile app that provides on-demand access to last-minute theatre tickets-and the ridesharing company Lyft with its new Rush&Ride program for discounted tickets and free rides to and from the theatre. Rush&Ride offers a limited number of $20 tickets for the Chicago premiere of the hit off-Broadway play The City of Conversation, available exclusively on the TodayTix app, and includes free rides, courtesy of Lyft. (more...)

The Wallis to Launch 'AfterParty' Program with FOR THE RECORD: SCORSESEThe Wallis to Launch 'AfterParty' Program with FOR THE RECORD: SCORSESE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Arts has announced the launch of AfterParty @ The Wallis, a new ticket access and post-show party program created to introduce new audiences to the Wallis' 2016/17 programming. (more...)

Singapore Literature Festival Presents An Evening of New Theatrical WorkSingapore Literature Festival Presents An Evening of New Theatrical Work
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

 The Singapore Literature Festival Closing Night: OUTSIDE THE LINES features theatrical performances of works by Alfian Sa'at (Hotel), Ovidia Yu (The Woman in a Tree On the Hill), and Marcus Yi (After the Merlion Returned Home). The staged readings will be performed on September 30, 2016 at 7:00 pm at the National Opera Center at 330 7th Ave, New York, NY. Free and open to the public. Registration is required. The show runs approximately 90 minutes. Talk-back and reception to follow. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 9/16/2016 - THE GABRIELS, BEAUTY & THE BEAST and More!Broadway AM Report, 9/16/2016 - THE GABRIELS, BEAUTY & THE BEAST and More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 16, 2016

This weekend's big news: THE GABRIELS: PLAY TWO - WHAT DID YOU EXPECT? opens tonight at The Public, Sting's THE LAST SHIP debuts in Utah, and Paige O'Hara, Angela Lansbury and more reunite for a 25th anniversary screening of Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST in NYC! (more...)

Cockroach Theatre 2016-2017 Opens With THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY.Cockroach Theatre 2016-2017 Opens With THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, by Kristoffer Diaz and directed by Kate St-Pierre, runs at Cockroach Theatre Company October 13 - 30, 2016. (more...)

Red Tape Theatre Welcomes New StaffRed Tape Theatre Welcomes New Staff
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Red Tape Theatre has announced its Managing Director and Marketing Director. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of WONDERFUL TOWN Starring Lauren Molina, Bri Sudia and More!STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of WONDERFUL TOWN Starring Lauren Molina, Bri Sudia and More!
by Stage Tube - Sep 15, 2016

Tony Award winner Mary Zimmerman's revival of WONDERFUL TOWN - Leonard Bernstein's classic musical that with lyrics by Betty Comdenand Adolph Green and book by Joseph Fieldsand Jerome Chodorov, runs now through October 16 at Goodman Theatre's Albert Theatre (Opening Night is September 20). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Lauren Molina and Bri Sudia in WONDERFUL TOWN at the Goodman TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at Lauren Molina and Bri Sudia in WONDERFUL TOWN at the Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Tony Award winner Mary Zimmerman's revival of WONDERFUL TOWN - Leonard Bernstein's classic musical that with lyrics by Betty Comdenand Adolph Green and book by Joseph Fields and Jerome Chodorov, runs now through October 16 at Goodman Theatre's Albert Theatre (Opening Night is September 20). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Casting Announced for Sideshow Theatre Company's World Premiere of  GIVE IT ALL BACKCasting Announced for Sideshow Theatre Company's World Premiere of GIVE IT ALL BACK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Sideshow Theatre Company is pleased to announce casting for the second production in its 2016/17 season: Calamity West's wry and subversive world premiere GIVE IT ALL BACK, directed by artistic associate Marti Lyons. (more...)

Pegasus Theatre Announces World Premiere of Charles Johnson's RUTHERFORD'S TRAVELSPegasus Theatre Announces World Premiere of Charles Johnson's RUTHERFORD'S TRAVELS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Chicago -Pegasus Theatre Chicago announces the world premiere of Rutherford's Travels, the adaptation of Charles Johnson's beloved National Book Award-winning novel, "Middle Passage," November 2 - December 4 at Pegasus's resident home Chicago Dramatists, 773 N. Aberdeen. Rutherford's Travels is co-adapted and directed by Pegasus Theatre Producing Artistic Director Ilesa Duncan and co-adapted by David Barr, III, music directed and composed by Shawn Wallace and choreographed by Nicole Clarke-Springer. (more...)

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