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Musical Adaptation of SOON I WILL BE INVINCIBLE to Play Lifeline Theatre, 5/29-7/19Musical Adaptation of SOON I WILL BE INVINCIBLE to Play Lifeline Theatre, 5/29-7/19
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

Lifeline Theatre presents a world premiere musical adaptation of Austin Grossman's 2007 novel, Soon I Will Be Invincible, by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Christopher M. Walsh (Non-Equity Jeff nomination: New Adaptation, A Tale of Two Cities, Lifeline Theatre), with music and lyrics by Christopher Kriz (Jeff Award and Non-Equity Jeff Award-winner for Sound Design; three-time Non-Equity Jeff Award nominee for Original Incidental Music), and directed by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Paul S. Holmquist (Non-Equity Jeff Award: Best Production-Play, The Island of Dr. Moreau, Lifeline Theatre; Non-Equity Jeff nomination: Director-Musical, The Robber Bridegroom, Griffin Theatre). The devious Doctor Impossible has escaped from prison and legendary superhero CoreFire has vanished without a trace. With the fate of the world in their hands, the New Champions have mere hours to recover their fallen comrade and stop their arch-nemesis before his doomsday device is complete. Joined by Fatale, a cyborg with an arsenal of deadly hardware and a host of self-esteem issues, the mighty super-team must face their darkest hour - and the truths buried in their deeply troubled pasts. A thrilling new musical about power and identity set in a vibrant world of heroes and villains, in a world premiere adaptation. The production runs approximately two and a half hours with one intermission. The book will be on sale in the lobby. (more...)

The LA Opera Presents the West Coast Premiere of DOG DAYS, 6/11-15The LA Opera Presents the West Coast Premiere of DOG DAYS, 6/11-15
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

LA Opera concludes its 2014/15 season with the west coast premiere of Dog Days, a shocking work by composer David T. Little and librettist Royce Vavrek that incorporates elements of opera, musical theater and rock. Based on a powerful short story by Judy Budnitz, Dog Days is set in the aftermath of an unimaginable catastrophe as a family struggles to survive. The teenage daughter clings to hope, unwilling to accept their dire situation, until a disturbing stranger shows up at the doorstep. (more...)

LA Opera to Present West Coast Premiere of DOG DAYS, 6/11-15LA Opera to Present West Coast Premiere of DOG DAYS, 6/11-15
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

LA Opera concludes its 2014/15 season with the west coast premiere of Dog Days, a shocking work by composer David T. Little and librettist Royce Vavrek that incorporates elements of opera, musical theater and rock. Based on a powerful short story by Judy Budnitz, Dog Days is set in the aftermath of an unimaginable catastrophe as a family struggles to survive. The teenage daughter clings to hope, unwilling to accept their dire situation, until a disturbing stranger shows up at the doorstep. (more...)

Myriam Phiro to Perform at The Metropolitan Room This SummerMyriam Phiro to Perform at The Metropolitan Room This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

Myriam Phiro guides us through the decadent world of Edith Piaf using her timeless songs to retell the life of this iconic performer. Accompanied by a traditional musette band and multi-disciplinary backup singers, Ms. Phiro and the ensemble recreate the brothels, circuses and nightclubs that created the great Piaf we all know. The performance lasts 60-70 minutes. (more...)

About Face Theatre's ABRAHAM LINCOLN WAS A F*GG*T to Run 6/5-7/5 at Greenhouse Theater CenterAbout Face Theatre's ABRAHAM LINCOLN WAS A F*GG*T to Run 6/5-7/5 at Greenhouse Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

About Face Theatre is pleased to continue its 2014-15 season with the Chicago premiere of ABRAHAM LINCOLN WAS A F*GG*T by Bixby Elliot, directed by Artistic Director Andrew Volkoff, playing June 5 - July 5, 2015 at the Greenhouse Theater Center (Upstairs Studio), 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago.  Tickets are currently on sale at www.aboutfacetheatre.org, by calling (773) 404-7336 or in person at the Greenhouse Theater Center Box Office. The press opening is Thursday, June 11 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Dance Company 10 Hairy Legs Announces Dates, Programs for 2015 SeasonDance Company 10 Hairy Legs Announces Dates, Programs for 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

Highland Park, New Jersey --- Randy James' all male dance company, 10 Hairy Legs, returns to New York Live Arts for its third consecutive New York Season for four performances June 11 -14.   Continuing to showcase the company's extensive repertory that celebrates and explores the artistry of the male dancer, this season features 2 programs, 6 New York City Premieres, 9 works by 10 Choreographers and Live Musical Accompaniment at all performances. Robert Johnson, Dance Critic noted “…since its formation in 2012, its rapid growth has been astonishing…the diversity of this programming is a treat for audiences…this company has also become a welcome source of choreographic commissions…there aren't many repertory companies yet, but when a group like 10 Hairy Legs performs…the scenery changes and styles switch abruptly. Viewers are whisked from choreographer to choreographer; and sometimes if feels as if everyone is talking at once. Ideas richochet, the atmosphere is exhilarating.” (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

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The New Colony's STANLEY IN THE NAME OF LOVE to Make World Premiere This SummerThe New Colony's STANLEY IN THE NAME OF LOVE to Make World Premiere This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

The New Colony is pleased to continue its 2015 season with the pop-infused world premiere musical comedy STANLEY IN THE NAME OF LOVE, written and directed by Mr. Margaret Svetlove, with an original score by The Delicious Moons (Nickolas Blazina, Henry Riggs, Alex Kliner and Sean Kelly). STANLEY IN THE NAME OF LOVE will play July 30 - August 29, 2015 at The New Colony's resident home, The Den Theatre. (more...)

LYPSINKA! THE BOXED SET Will Return to The Connelly Theatre This SummerLYPSINKA! THE BOXED SET Will Return to The Connelly Theatre This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

A glamorous dose of the legendary Lypsinka, John Epperson's iconic creation, will once again be doled out this summer when the acclaimed LYPSINKA! THE BOXED SET returns for a limited Off-Broadway engagement. LYPSINKA! THE BOXED SET will be performed Wednesday, July 22nd through Saturday, September 12th at the ravishing jewel-box Connelly Theater, located at 220 East 4th Street (between Avenues A and B) in Manhattan's East Village. The Opening is Saturday, July 25th at 8 PM. Tickets ($35 - $65) will go on sale on Monday, April 27th at 10 am online at www.lypsinka.com and www.tweedtheater.org/lypsinka, or by calling 866-811-4111. (more...)

Strawdog Theatre Company to Close Season with QUIZ SHOW, 5/1-6/13Strawdog Theatre Company to Close Season with QUIZ SHOW, 5/1-6/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Strawdog Theatre Company and Artistic Director Hank Boland are proud to announce the final main stage production in its 2014 - 2015 season, Rob Drummond's Quiz Show, May 1 - June 13,directed by Max Truax, at Strawdog Theatre Company, 3829 N. Broadway St. Preview performance tickets are $15 with performances Friday, May 1, Saturday, May 2, Thursday, May 7, and Friday, May 8 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 3 and May 10 at 4 p.m. (more...)

The Neo-Futurists to Present TRUST US/SCREW YOUThe Neo-Futurists to Present TRUST US/SCREW YOU
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

Slip in the snake oil of Trust Us/Screw You which opens Monday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m. at The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland. (more...)

About Face Theatre's ABRAHAM LINCOLN WAS A F*GG*T Comes to the Greenhouse This SummerAbout Face Theatre's ABRAHAM LINCOLN WAS A F*GG*T Comes to the Greenhouse This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

About Face Theatre is pleased to continue its 2014-15 season with the Chicago premiere of ABRAHAM LINCOLN WAS A F*GG*T by Bixby Elliot, directed by Artistic Director Andrew Volkoff, playing June 5 - July 5, 2015 at the Greenhouse Theater Center (Upstairs Studio), 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

Samsung Executive Receives JEDEC Leadership AwardSamsung Executive Receives JEDEC Leadership Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

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Photo Flash: First Look at Strawdog's 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEAPhoto Flash: First Look at Strawdog's 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

Strawdog Theatre Company presents its third production in their 2014 - 2015 Hugen Hall season, Jules Verne's classic novel 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, adapted by Clint Sheffer and Ann Sonneville, running now through April 7, directed by ensemble member Mike Mroch at Hugen Hall in Strawdog Theatre Company, 3829 N. Broadway Street. Opening night performance was last night, March 9 at 8 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

Strawdog's 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA Begins 3/9Strawdog's 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA Begins 3/9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

Strawdog Theatre Company, Artistic Director Hank Boland and Hugen Hall Artistic Director Anderson Lawfer are proud to announce the third production in their 2014 - 2015 Hugen Hall season, Jules Verne's classic novel 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, adapted by Clint Sheffer and Ann Sonneville, March 8 - April 7, directed by ensemble member Mike Mroch at Hugen Hall in Strawdog Theatre Company, 3829 N. Broadway Street. (more...)

Lifeline Theatre KidSeries to Present THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN, 3/21-4/26Lifeline Theatre KidSeries to Present THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN, 3/21-4/26
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2015

Lifeline Theatre's KidSeries presents The One and Only Ivan, a world premiere adaptation by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member James E. Grote, directed by Lifeline Theatre Artistic Director Dorothy Milne, based on the bestselling book by Katherine Applegate and illustrated by Patricia Castelao. (more...)

Lifeline Theatre Extends LIONS IN ILLYRIA thru March 1Lifeline Theatre Extends LIONS IN ILLYRIA thru March 1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

To accommodate ticket demand, Lifeline Theatre announces eight added performances of its KidSeries production of Lions in Illyria, a world premiere based on William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, written by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Robert Kauzlaric and directed by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Amanda Delheimer Dimond. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at The New Colony's PLASTIC REVOLUTION, Opening TonightPhoto Flash: First Look at The New Colony's PLASTIC REVOLUTION, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

It's an airtight slice of Americana! The New Colony is pleased to launch its 2014-15 mainstage season with the world premiere musical PLASTIC REVOLUTION at its new permanent home -- The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. PLASTIC REVOLUTION will play now through February 22, 2015 in The Den's Upstairs Mainstage. The press opening is tonight, January 20 at 7:30 pm. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Transplace Recruits Canadian Logistics Leader John KellyTransplace Recruits Canadian Logistics Leader John Kelly
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

Kelly brings over two decades of innovative experience and results-driven business acumen to Transplace. He has held progressive senior roles over his career, with his most recent role being president for Wheels Canada, a non-asset third party logistics (3PL) provider. (more...)

Lifeline Theatre to Present ONE CAME HOME in 2015Lifeline Theatre to Present ONE CAME HOME in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2014

Lifeline Theatre presents a world premiere adaptation of Amy Timberlake's Edgar Award-winning and Newbery Honor book, One Came Home, by Jessica Wright Buha, directed by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Elise Kauzlaric (Non-Equity Jeff Award nominee for Mariette in Ecstasy). During the great passenger pigeon migration of 1871, throngs of strangers descend upon Placid, Wisconsin, bringing prosperity in their wake. But as the skies clear, tragedy strikes and Georgie Burkhardt's sister goes missing. When a body is found and the town goes into mourning, Georgie sets out to uncover the truth behind Agatha's disappearance. The journey that follows, both humorous and heartbreaking, will test the limits of her courage and the strength of her character. A powerful coming-of-age tale combines live music with historical events in a world premiere adaption based on the 2013 novel by Chicago author Amy Timberlake. The production runs approximately two hours with one intermission. The book will be on sale in the lobby. One Came Home runs February 13-April 5, 2014 at Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave. (free parking and shuttle; see below). Press opening is Sunday, Feb. 22 at 4 p.m. Opening night is Monday, Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. (Previews are Fridays, Feb.13 and 20 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 14 and 21 at 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Feb. 15 at 4 p.m.) (more...)

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