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Danspace Project's Platform 2016: LOST & FOUND to Feature Over 80 ArtistsDanspace Project's Platform 2016: LOST & FOUND to Feature Over 80 Artists
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Since their inception in 2009, the Platform series, Danspace Project's signature curatorial initiative, has 'given dance presentation a makeover.' (The New York Times). Conceived by Danspace Project Executive Director and Chief Curator Judy Hussie-Taylor as exhibitions that unfold over time, Platforms are multi-week series of performances and events, organized by guest curators, that act as deep inquiries into artistic practice and concerns. Ten Platforms have been held to date, each accompanied by a print catalogue. (more...)

Carol Lipnik Opens New Show GODDESS OF IMPERFECTION at PANGEACarol Lipnik Opens New Show GODDESS OF IMPERFECTION at PANGEA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

CAROL LIPNIK - the spellbinding, wistfully-humorous singer and songwriter called an "ethereal vocal phenomenon" by The New York Times - will introduce a new show to launch her Fall Sunday Night Residency at Pangea. "Goddess of Imperfection," which brings her unprecedented engagement at the club into its second year, will open on Sunday, September 18 at 7:00 PM to run through Sunday, December 18. The dreamlike new evening pays tribute to the broken, uncertain state of the world with a set of new original songs and specially-selected covers that reach above the chaos and reflect back on our tangled, beast-ridden planet. The performance artist and storyteller David Cale will be her special guest on September 18.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Video Preview of BY THE WATERS OF BABYLON, Opening Sept 30 at Phoenix TheatreSTAGE TUBE: Video Preview of BY THE WATERS OF BABYLON, Opening Sept 30 at Phoenix Theatre
by Stage Tube - Sep 13, 2016

See how a nationwide casting call brought Cuban-American Actor Michael Angelo Gonzalez from Miami to Co-Star in this clash of cultures in a suburban back yard. With Neva Huchinson*, Michael Angelo Gozalez. and director Bruce Bierman The drama runs Sept 30 - Oct 15 at the Phoenix Theatre in San Francisco. (more...)

The New Colony Presents The World Premiere of MERGEThe New Colony Presents The World Premiere of MERGE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Atari! Pong! Space Invaders! The New Colony will conclude its 2016 Season with the world premiere comedy MERGE, a fast-paced, heartfelt and uproarious journey inside the burgeoning 1970s video game industry. Written by Spenser Davis and directed by Co-Artistic Director Andrew Hobgood, MERGE will play October 8 - November 13, 2016 at The New Colony's resident home, The Den Theatre's Upstairs Main Stage, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. Tickets go on sale Monday, August 22 at www.thenewcolony.org.   (more...)

The Gift Theatre Announces Casting for World Premiere of A LIFE EXTRA ORDINARYThe Gift Theatre Announces Casting for World Premiere of A LIFE EXTRA ORDINARY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

The Gift Theatre, Chicago's most intimate and pioneering Equity ensemble theatre, presents the world premiere of Melissa Ross' haunting and heartfelt mystery A Life Extra Ordinary. Ensemble member John Gawlik directs a cast featuring ensemble members Cyd Blakewell (Annabel), John Kelly Connolly (Bill), Paul D'Addario(Tom), Darci Nalepa (Polly), Lynda Newton (Grace), Jay Worthington (Jeff), and making his Gift Theatre debut, Rudy Galvan (Sam). A Life Extra Ordinary opens Thursday, October 6 at The Gift Theatre, 4802 N. Milwaukee Avenue. Press performance is onMonday, October 3 at 7:30PM. (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Patti LuPone & More Earn Jeff Awards NominationsChristine Ebersole, Patti LuPone & More Earn Jeff Awards Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Six world premiere plays and four new adaptations seen first by Chicago audiences were among those receiving nominations by The Jeff Awards Committee. 178 nominations in 32 categories honor Chicago Equity theatrical productions that opened between August 1, 2015 and July 31, 2016. (more...)

TWEED TheaterWorks to Present MARAT/SADE to Benefit The Actors FundTWEED TheaterWorks to Present MARAT/SADE to Benefit The Actors Fund
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Some of the most important playwrights and performers in avant-garde theater present staged readings of new works in progress at the intimate, ultimate downtown theatrical event: Writers Block 2016 presented by Howl! Happening: An Arturo Vega Project to showcase the vision of contemporary writers, performers and artists, many of whom got their start in the nightclubs, seminal performance spaces, and theaters in the EV/LES. (more...)

About Face Theatre's Reimagined I AM MY OWN WIFE Comes to Theater Wit This FallAbout Face Theatre's Reimagined I AM MY OWN WIFE Comes to Theater Wit This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

About Face Theatre will launch its 2016-17 Season with a reimagining of Doug Wright's I AM MY OWN WIFE, the Tony, Pulitzer Prize and Lambda Literary Award-winning play first developed at AFT back in 2003. (more...)

Strawdog Theatre to Launch 2016-17 Season with DISTANCE World PremiereStrawdog Theatre to Launch 2016-17 Season with DISTANCE World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Strawdog Theatre Company is proud to announce the first production in its 2016 - 2017 season, the world premiere of Jerre Dye's Distance, August 25 - October 1, directed by Erica Weiss, performed at The Factory Theater, 1623 W. Howard. (more...)

New Works by Neil LaBute, Israel Horovitz and More Slated for La MaMa's 55th SeasonNew Works by Neil LaBute, Israel Horovitz and More Slated for La MaMa's 55th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Over 70 productions of local and international artists representing six continents - North America, South America, Europe, Australia, Africa and Asia -- will visit the stages of La MaMa during the 2016-17 season, the company's 55th year of presenting world-class experimental music, theater and dance, it has been announced by Mia Yoo, La MaMa's Artistic Director. (more...)

NYC's Musically Human Theatre Moves to Highland ParkNYC's Musically Human Theatre Moves to Highland Park
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

Musically Human Theatre (MHT), a professional not-for-profit company focusing on musical theatre, has signed a lease with the City of Highland Park for space in the Karger Center at 1850 Green Bay Road, Producing Artistic Director David Norwood announced today. (more...)

The Gift Theatre to Present World Premiere of New Melissa Ross PlayThe Gift Theatre to Present World Premiere of New Melissa Ross Play
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

The Gift Theatre, Chicago's most intimate and pioneering Equity ensemble theatre, presents the world premiere of Melissa Ross' haunting and heartfelt mystery A Life Extra Ordinary. Ensemble memberJohn Gawlik directs a cast featuring ensemble members Cyd Blakewell (Annabel), John Kelly Connolly (Bill), Paul D'Addario (Tom), Darci Nalepa (Polly), Lynda Newton (Grace), Jay Worthington (Jeff), and making his Gift Theatre debut, Rudy Galvan (Sam). A Life Extra Ordinary opens Thursday, October 6 at The Gift Theatre, 4802 N. Milwaukee Avenue. Press performance is on Monday, October 3 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Bay Area Premiere of BY THE WATERS OF BABYLON at Phoenix Theatre this FallBay Area Premiere of BY THE WATERS OF BABYLON at Phoenix Theatre this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Bay Area Premiere of Pulitzer Prize Winner Robert Schenkkan's "By the Waters of Babylon" at Phoenix Theatre Sept 30-Oct 15 (more...)

Danspace Project's PLATFORM 2016: LOST & FOUND to Examine Impact of AIDSDanspace Project's PLATFORM 2016: LOST & FOUND to Examine Impact of AIDS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Platform 2016: Lost & Found, the eleventh and most ambitious edition to date, will examine the impact of AIDS on generations of artists. (more...)

Carol Lipnik to Launch Summer Residency at Pangea in JulyCarol Lipnik to Launch Summer Residency at Pangea in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

?CAROL LIPNIK - the spellbinding, wistfully-humorous singer and songwriter called an "ethereal vocal phenomenon" by The New York Times - will launch her Sunday Night Summer Residency at Pangea on Sunday, July 10 at 7:00 PM to run through Sunday, August 28. (more...)

Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park's FAIRY TALE COURTROOM Begins TonightBreakthrough Theatre of Winter Park's FAIRY TALE COURTROOM Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

The Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park presents the Dana Proulx comedy, 'Fairy Tale Courtroom', from May 6-May 9, 2016. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: 43rd Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards Nominees Are Announced - HEATHERS, BYHALIA, MISSISSIPPI, LONDON WALL and More!STAGE TUBE: 43rd Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards Nominees Are Announced - HEATHERS, BYHALIA, MISSISSIPPI, LONDON WALL and More!
by Stage Tube - Apr 27, 2016

The Jeff Awards Committee today announced 121 nominations in 24 categories for the 43rd Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards for productions that opened between April 1, 2015, and March 31, 2016. The Non-Equity Awards honor excellence in Chicago theatres not under a union contract. Jeff judges attended opening nights of 148 productions offered by 67 Non-Equity producing organizations. The Jeff Committee recommended 65 of those shows (or 44%), making them eligible for Non-Equity Jeff Award nominations. Of the 65 Jeff Recommended productions, a record 53 (or 82%) received nominations, representing 32 theatre companies. (more...)

Carol Lipnik to Welcome Michael Musto, Justin Sayre and More at PangeaCarol Lipnik to Welcome Michael Musto, Justin Sayre and More at Pangea
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

CAROL LIPNIK - the spellbinding, wistfully-humorous singer and songwriter called an 'ethereal vocal phenomenon' by The New York Times - will welcome special guests for her Sunday Night Spring Residency at Pangea running Sunday nights at 7:00 PM through Sunday, June 26. (more...)

MIKE MOTHER to Open 5/2 at The Neo-FuturariumMIKE MOTHER to Open 5/2 at The Neo-Futurarium
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Experience the entirely unique voice and lyricism of Neo-Futurist Jessica Anne in her upcoming show, Mike Mother. The show opens Monday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m. at The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland. (more...)

NVIDIA Delivers Massive Performance Leap for Deep Learning, HPC Applications With NVIDIA Tesla P100 Accelerators NVIDIA Delivers Massive Performance Leap for Deep Learning, HPC Applications With NVIDIA Tesla P100 Accelerators
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

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