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Photo Flash: OCTOBER SKY Celebrates Opening Night at The MarriottPhoto Flash: OCTOBER SKY Celebrates Opening Night at The Marriott
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, presents the World Premiere of the new musical OCTOBER SKY, running through October 11. The show opened on August 26, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from OCTOBER SKY, Opening Tonight at The MarriottSTAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from OCTOBER SKY, Opening Tonight at The Marriott
by Stage Tube - Aug 26, 2015

The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, presents the World Premiere of the new musical OCTOBER SKY, opening tonight, August 26, and running through October 11. Written by Aaron Thielen, with music and lyrics by Michael Mahler, OCTOBER SKY is directed by Jeff Award-winner Rachel Rockwell. Music Direction is by Ryan T. Nelson. Presented in association with Universal Stage Productions (Billy Elliott, Wicked, Bring It On), and from the writing team that brought audiences HERO (Jeff Award, Best New Work, 2012), OCTOBER SKY is based on the beloved Universal Picturesfilm OCTOBER SKY and the bestselling novel Rocket Boys by Homer H. Hickam, Jr. BroadwayWorld has a first look at footage from the show below! (more...)

Photo Flash: CHICAGO SINGS THE BEST OF MOTOWN Raises Record Funds for Porchlight Music TheatrePhoto Flash: CHICAGO SINGS THE BEST OF MOTOWN Raises Record Funds for Porchlight Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Porchlight Music Theatre launched its 21st season with CHICAGO SINGS THE BEST OF MOTOWN, Monday, Aug. 17 at City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph St. The annual fundraiser shattered previous records with nearly 350 people in attendance and more than $30,000 raised for Porchlight Music Theatre's educational and artistic programming. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Rehearsal of OCTOBER SKY, Starring Nate Lewellyn at The MarriottSTAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Rehearsal of OCTOBER SKY, Starring Nate Lewellyn at The Marriott
by Stage Tube - Aug 25, 2015

The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, presents the World Premiere of the new musical OCTOBER SKY, now playing through October 11. Written by Aaron Thielen, with music and lyrics by Michael Mahler, OCTOBER SKY is directed by Jeff Award-winner Rachel Rockwell. Music Direction is by Ryan T. Nelson. Presented in association with Universal Stage Productions (Billy Elliott, Wicked, Bring It On), and from the writing team that brought audiences HERO (Jeff Award, Best New Work, 2012), OCTOBER SKY is based on the beloved Universal Pictures film OCTOBER SKY and the bestselling novel Rocket Boys by Homer H. Hickam, Jr. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at rehearsals below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at World Premiere of OCTOBER SKY, Starring Nate Lewellyn at The MarriottPhoto Flash: First Look at World Premiere of OCTOBER SKY, Starring Nate Lewellyn at The Marriott
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, presents the World Premiere of the new musical OCTOBER SKY, currently in previews and opening August 26 for a run through October 11. Written by Aaron Thielen, with music and lyrics by Michael Mahler, OCTOBER SKY is directed by Jeff Award-winner Rachel Rockwell. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Chicago's Jeff Awards Nominees Announced - Shoshana Bean, Megan McGinnis & More in the Running!Chicago's Jeff Awards Nominees Announced - Shoshana Bean, Megan McGinnis & More in the Running!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

Chicago stage, TV and film star Michael Shannon did the honor of announcing the nominees for the 2014-2015 Equity Jeff Awards. A video of the presentation is available at www.JeffAwards.org. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson Enjoy THE GIN GAME PhotoshootSTAGE TUBE: James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson Enjoy THE GIN GAME Photoshoot
by Michael Dale - Aug 20, 2015

Talent like that never gets old. (more...)

Stuart Ambrose and Teri Bibb to Lead Rubicon Theatre's Concert Reading of THE SECRET GARDEN This WeekendStuart Ambrose and Teri Bibb to Lead Rubicon Theatre's Concert Reading of THE SECRET GARDEN This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Rubicon's Broadway Musical Concert Series continues with three performances of a concert reading of THE SECRET GARDEN (based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett with Lyrics by Marsha Norman and Music by Lucy Simon. (more...)

'In America', with James Earl Jones, to Highlight New Content on Cancer Treatment'In America', with James Earl Jones, to Highlight New Content on Cancer Treatment
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

IN AMERICA, along with their award winning host, James Earl Jones, is set to distribute their latest episode, focusing on the latest advancements in cancer treatment. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Rehearsals of Marriott Theatre's OCTOBER SKYSTAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Rehearsals of Marriott Theatre's OCTOBER SKY
by Stage Tube - Aug 19, 2015

The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, presents the World Premiere of the new musical OCTOBER SKY, previewing tonight,  August 19, opening August 26 and running through October 11. Written by Aaron Thielen, with music and lyrics byMichael Mahler, OCTOBER SKY is directed by Jeff Award-winner Rachel Rockwell. Music Direction is by Ryan T. Nelson. Presented in association with Universal Stage Productions (Billy Elliott, Wicked, Bring It On), and from the writing team that brought audiences HERO (Jeff Award, Best New Work, 2012), OCTOBER SKY is based on the beloved Universal Pictures film October Sky and the bestselling novel Rocket Boys by Homer H. Hickam, Jr.  Check out a sneak peek at rehearsals below! (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Clip from Disney Channel's LION KING Sequel Featuring New MusicVIDEO: Watch Clip from Disney Channel's LION KING Sequel Featuring New Music
by TV News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

Disney has shared a new clip from the upcoming project featuring new music - check it out below! (more...)

New Musical OCTOBER SKY Debuts Tonight at The Marriott TheatreNew Musical OCTOBER SKY Debuts Tonight at The Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, presents the World Premiere of the new musical OCTOBER SKY, previewing tonight, August 19, opening August 26 and running through October 11. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for August 19th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for August 19th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Aug 19, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Monday's trifecta of showtune events, including Jackie Burns following Idina, and 'Boy From Oz.' 'Mormon' and 'Dancing' return, and 'Gentleman's Guide' prepares. That 'October Sky' and 'Starcatcher' are set to open, but a lot of shows are closing. Not 'Ring Of Fire!' Concerts are on tap, too, including Seth McFarlane! (more...)

James Earl Jones to Host 'In America' on Cycling SafetyJames Earl Jones to Host 'In America' on Cycling Safety
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

IN AMERICA, along with their award winning host, James Earl Jones, is currently in production on the latest episode of the program, focusing around cycling safety in the United States. Taking time to exercise is more important than ever before. Riding a bicycle can prove both enjoyable and healthy for individuals of all ages. However, it is important to make sure property safety measures are utilizes. The segment of 'In America' is seeking to inform viewers on current cycling safety and how to best practice it. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 8/13/2015 - SPEED-THE-PLOW in Puerto Rico and More!WAKE UP with BWW 8/13/2015 - SPEED-THE-PLOW in Puerto Rico and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 13, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: JALA-LA-PALA -- aka SPEED-THE-PLOW -- starts in the Caribbean! (more...)

Broadway Revival of THE GIN GAME Sets New Opening NightBroadway Revival of THE GIN GAME Sets New Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

The producers for the new Broadway production of D.L. Coburn's Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, The Gin Game, starring Tony Award winners James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson, have announced a change for first preview and opening night dates. The production, originally scheduled to start previews on September 18, will start previews on Wednesday, September 23. (more...)

VIDEO: James Earl Jones, Ernie Sabella to Reprise Roles in All-New LION KING Sequel!VIDEO: James Earl Jones, Ernie Sabella to Reprise Roles in All-New LION KING Sequel!
by TV News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

The epic storytelling of Disney's THE LION KING will continue with 'The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar,' a primetime television movie event premiering in November on Disney Channel. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Tony Nominee Kerry Butler to Make Provincetown Debut Next WeekendTony Nominee Kerry Butler to Make Provincetown Debut Next Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

Tony Award Nominee Kerry Butler, star of 'Xanadu,' 'Rock of Ages,' 'Hairspray' & 'Catch Me If You Can' will make her Provincetown debut on August 14 & 15 at 7:00 PM, featuring series host and SiriusXM radio star Seth Rudetsky at the piano. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 8/4/2015 - Spanger Back in CHICAGO, WHORL INSIDE A LOOP and More!WAKE UP with BWW 8/4/2015 - Spanger Back in CHICAGO, WHORL INSIDE A LOOP and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 4, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Amy Spanger heads back to the cell block, WHORL INSIDE A LOOP begins off-Broadway, GREY GARDENS starts at Bay Street and more! (more...)

CALL MY PUBLICIST Encore Set for York Theatre Company, 8/20CALL MY PUBLICIST Encore Set for York Theatre Company, 8/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Get the inside scoop!  Due to popular demand, The York Theatre Company, as part of its acclaimed Developmental Readings Series, will present the return one-night performance of Call My Publicist! - The Starry Education of a Broadway Press Agent, written and performed by Joshua Ellis and directed by Gretchen Cryer, on Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (Entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).  The reading is open to the public with a suggested donation of $5.00. (more...)

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