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'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 16th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 16, 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. 'Cats,' 'Les Miserables' and 'Songs From An Unmade Bed,' rake in the reviews, 'Road Show' and 'Passion' will be followed by 'Assassins,' Theo readies 'The Andrews Sisters,' Kokandy brings back 'The Full Monty' and 'Loving Repeating,' plus two kids shows and more! (more...)

Cast Announced for Kokandy Productions' ASSASSINS, Running 6/13-7/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

Kokandy Productions has announced casting for ASSASSINS, directed by Rachel Edwards Harvith with music direction by Kory Danielson and choreography by Mike Ford. ASSASSINS begins performances on Friday, June 13, 2014 with Press Opening on Saturday, June 14th, and runs at Theater Wit in Chicago through Sunday, July 20, 2014. (more...)

Disney's AVENGERS, STAR WARS & More Heading to IMAX Theaters
by Movies News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

IMAX Corporation and The Walt Disney Studios, a division of The Walt Disney Company today announced an agreement to release several of Disney's upcoming films in IMAX® theatres under an extension of the companies' long-running relationship. (more...)

IMAX' And Disney Expand Relationship With Multi-Picture Deal
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

LOS ANGELES, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: IMX) and The Walt Disney Studios, a division of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS), today announced an agreement to release several of Disney's upcoming films in IMAX theatres under an extension of the companies' long-running relationship. (more...)

GRAVITY Crosses $100 Million Milestone in IMAX 3D Theatres Worldwide
by Movies News Desk - Feb 07, 2014

IMAX Corporation and Warner Bros. Pictures, a division of Time Warner Inc. , today announced that Gravity has passed the $100 million global box office benchmark in 639 IMAX 3D theatres worldwide (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for January 15th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Jan 15, 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. News about the 'Phantom' and 'Cinderella' tours, suburban theaters mount 'Cabaret,' 'Young Frankenstein,' 'Ring Of Fire' and more, plus 'A New Brain,' Hollis Resnik's Milwaukee turn as Judy, and more this month from Circle Theatre! (more...)

Columbia Pictures to Release STALINGRAD in IMAX 3D on 2/28
by Movies News Desk - Jan 09, 2014

Columbia Pictures will release Fedor Bondarchuk's Stalingrad in the United States for a one-week exclusive engagement in IMAX® 3D theatres nationwide on Feb. 28. The 3D World War II drama has recently become the highest-grossing Russian movie of all time, earning $66.1 million in its six-week theatre run. (more...)

Columbia Pictures To Release 'Stalingrad', Highest-Grossing Russian Movie Of All Time, In The United States
by BWW News Desk - Jan 09, 2014

CULVER CITY, Calif., Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Columbia Pictures will release Fedor Bondarchuk's Stalingrad in the United States for a one-week exclusive engagement in IMAX 3D theatres nationwide on Feb. 28. The 3D World War II drama has recently become the highest-grossing Russian movie of all time, earning $66.1 million in its six-week theatre run. (more...)

Yash Raj Films' DHOOM:3 To Debut In Select IMAX' Theatres Across 13 Territories Worldwide
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2013

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: IMX) and Yash Raj Films Pvt. Ltd.,India's largest film studio, today announced that DHOOM:3, part three of producer Aditya Chopraand filmmaker Vijay Krishna Acharya's wildly popular action-thriller series, starringAamir Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Katrina Kaif & Uday Chopra, will debut in 13 IMAX territories on 37 IMAX screenings beginning Friday, Dec. 20. DHOOM:3 marks the first Indian film to be released in IMAX theatres and the widest non-Hollywood IMAX debut ever. For its opening weekend, the film has sold out every Indian IMAX screen that offers advanced tickets. (more...)

Paramount's Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Infiltrates IMAX' Theatres Worldwide Starting Jan. 17
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2013

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX; TSX:IMX), Paramount Pictures, a division of Viacom, Inc. (VIAB), and Skydance Productions today announced that Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, which stars Chris Pine as writer Tom Clancy's iconic CIA operative, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX format and released into IMAX theatres worldwide starting Jan. 17. (more...)

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 to Spins into IMAX 3D Theatres Worldwide This Spring
by Movies News Desk - Dec 09, 2013

The Amazing Spider-Man 2, the highly anticipated next chapter in the story of Peter Parker, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX 3D format and released in IMAX theatres. (more...)

Theo Ubique's Original (But Very Brief) A VERY MERRY MADRIGAL
by Paul W. Thompson - Nov 27, 2013

Most theater companies try to mount something during the holiday season. And so it is that the powers that be at Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre, that most storefront of all of the Chicago area non-Equity musical theater companies, has mounted a clever idea and unique holiday entertainment called "A Very Merry Madrigal," directed by David Heimann. (more...)

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Blazes Trails In IMAX' With Estimated $18 Million Worldwide In Opening Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2013

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: IMX) and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) announced today that The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the second film in the blockbuster Hunger Games franchise, has grossed approximately $18 million in IMAX theatres worldwide and $12.6 million in 347 IMAX theatres in North America since its release Friday, Nov. 22, resulting in a domestic per-screen average of approximately $36,300. That is the best three-day domestic opening for November in IMAX history, topping the previous record set by Sony's Skyfall in November 2012. (more...)

THOR: THE DARK WORLD Battles Into North American IMAX 3D Theaters Today
by Movies News Desk - Nov 08, 2013

Imax Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: IMX) and Marvel Entertainment, a division of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS), previously announced that Marvel's Thor: The Dark World, starring Chris Hemsworth, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX() 3D format and released into IMAX() theatres across North America beginning today, Nov. 8. (more...)

THOR: THE DARK WORLD to Battle Into North American IMAX 3D Theaters 11/8
by Movies News Desk - Nov 05, 2013

IMAX Corporation and Marvel Entertainment, a division of The Walt Disney Company today announced that Marvel's Thor: The Dark World, starring Chris Hemsworth, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX() 3D format and released into IMAX() theatres across North America beginning Nov. 8. (more...)

Theo Ubique's A VERY MERRY MADRIGAL Opens 11/23
by BWW News Desk - Nov 05, 2013

Chicago's selection of seasonal shows this winter will include the exciting addition of Theo Ubique's updating of the Madrigal Dinner tradition for all audiences. Song, food, poetry and variety acts will combine into a most festive feast for A Very Merry Madrigal. Weekend matinee performances plus reduced ticket prices for children under12 will make the event accessible and affordable for families as well as adults. Conceived by David Heimann and Fred Anzevino, A Very Merry Madrigal will offer yuletide folk music from the 15th Century to the 21st, with a cast of six singers and instrumentalists performing new arrangements by Aaron Benham. A wassail (non-alcoholic hot mulled cider) and a figgy pudding dessert will be served to all and an optional dinner entree will be available for an additional charge. Mixed in between the songs, food, and drink will be readings of poems by Shakespeare, Dante and Robert Frost as well as variety acts and selection of a King and Queen from the audience. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for October 30th, 2013
by Paul W. Thompson - Oct 30, 2013

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Big local openings ('Miss Saigon,' 'Hello, Dolly!' and 'Mary Poppins'), holiday fare like Menken's 'A Christmas Carol,' the return of 'We Three Lizas' and more, season announcements from MTC and LOW, plus the Season Of Concern CD and a BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards deadline! (more...)

Marvel's THOR: The Dark World Comes to IMAX 3D Theatres Internationally Today
by Movies News Desk - Oct 30, 2013

Imax Corporation and Marvel Entertainment, a division of The Walt Disney Company today announced that Marvel's THOR: The Dark World, starring Chris Hemsworth, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX() 3D format and released into IMAX() 3D theatres internationally beginning today, Oct. 30. (more...)

Theo Ubique's A VERY MERRY MADRIGAL Begins 11/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2013

Chicago's selection of seasonal shows this winter will include the exciting addition of Theo Ubique's updating of the Madrigal Dinner tradition for all audiences. Song, food, poetry and variety acts will combine into a most festive feast for A Very Merry Madrigal. Weekend matinee performances plus reduced ticket prices for children under12 will make the event accessible and affordable for families as well as adults. (more...)

Morgan Freeman to Narrate Upcoming IMAX 3D Documentary ISLAND OF LEMURS: MADAGASCAR
by Movies News Desk - Oct 01, 2013

IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX; TSX:IMX) and Warner Bros. Pictures, a division of Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX), today announced that Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby) will narrate the upcoming IMAX 3D documentary adventure Island of Lemurs: Madagascar. (more...)

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