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Hari Dhillon to Lead DISGRACED at the Taper; Cast Announced!Hari Dhillon to Lead DISGRACED at the Taper; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Center Theatre Group has announced casting for Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer Prize-winning play DISGRACED, which begins previews June 8, opens June 19 and continues through July 17, 2016, at the Mark Taper Forum. Directed by Kimberly Senior, the cast features J Anthony Crane, Behzad Dabu, Hari Dhillon, Karen Pittman and Emily Swallow. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Michael Keaton Stars as McDonald's Ray Croc in THE FOUNDERVIDEO: First Look - Michael Keaton Stars as McDonald's Ray Croc in THE FOUNDER
by TV News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

USA Today has shared an exclusive first look at Michael Keaton starring as McDonald's founder Ray Kroc in the upcoming film THE FOUNDER. Check it out below: (more...)

Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir to Conclude Season with SOUL GOSPEL in MayGood Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir to Conclude Season with SOUL GOSPEL in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir (GNVGC) wraps up its season with SOUL GOSPEL, a concert tying two influential & inspiring genres, May 28, 3pm & 7:30pm at Christ Church Cathedral. Vancouver's own dynamo soul songstress, Dawn Pemberton, shares her rich and robust voice alongside the combined 140 singers of Good Noise and world touring White Rock Children's Choir.  (more...)

New Episode of WorldArts' TRANSMISSIONS to Premiere 4/19New Episode of WorldArts' TRANSMISSIONS to Premiere 4/19
by TV News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

A brand new episode of WorldArts 'TRANSMISSIONS premieres next Tuesday, April 19th at 12PM PST, featuring bluesy rock'n'rollers The Record Company. (more...)

APOLLO 8: A CHRISTMAS MOON Named Official Selection at Worldfest-Houston International Film FestivalAPOLLO 8: A CHRISTMAS MOON Named Official Selection at Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

APOLLO 8: A CHRISTMAS MOON , a nostalgic look-back film and celebration of the pivotal, historic and decisively successful mission of Apollo 8, has been named an Official Selection (NASA Remi Awards category) in the 49th Worldfest-Houston International Festival. (more...)

VIDEOS: CHICAGO's Jason Danieley Holds A Note For Longer Than It Takes Danny Kaye To Sing TchaikovskyVIDEOS: CHICAGO's Jason Danieley Holds A Note For Longer Than It Takes Danny Kaye To Sing Tchaikovsky
by Michael Dale - Apr 8, 2016

A lot can happen in 35.5 seconds, whether it's one note or an entire song. (more...)

First Look - Michael Keaton Stars as McDonald's Founder Ray Kroc in THE FOUNDERFirst Look - Michael Keaton Stars as McDonald's Founder Ray Kroc in THE FOUNDER
by Movies News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

The Weinstein Company has released the first still from THE FOUNDER, starring Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, Linda Cardellini, Laura Dern, BJ Novak, John Carroll Lynch. Check it out at left.  (more...)

BWW TV: CHICAGO Stars Reunite to Celebrate Two Decades of Razzle Dazzle!BWW TV: CHICAGO Stars Reunite to Celebrate Two Decades of Razzle Dazzle!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 23, 2016

CHICAGO, Broadway's longest running American musical, just held a celebratory cocktail reception yesterday at New York City's The Palm Restaurant West Side location to officially launch the show's 20th anniversary year. Lead producer Barry Weissler addressed the crowd to toast the occasion and announce initiatives taking place over the next year in the lead-up to the official anniversary celebration and performance this November. BroadwayWorld was there for the special celebration and you can check out interviews with CHICAGO stars of past and present below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: CHICAGO Stars of Past and Present Celebrate 20 Razzle Dazzle Years!Photo Coverage: CHICAGO Stars of Past and Present Celebrate 20 Razzle Dazzle Years!
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 23, 2016

CHICAGO, Broadway's longest running American musical, just held a celebratory cocktail reception yesterday at New York City's The Palm Restaurant West Side location to officially launch the show's 20th anniversary year. Lead producer Barry Weissler addressed the crowd to toast the occasion and announce initiatives taking place over the next year in the lead-up to the official anniversary celebration and performance this November. BroadwayWorld was there for the special celebration and you can check out photos from the festivities below! (more...)

Photo Flash: CHICAGO to 'Kill It Worldwide' for 20th Anniversary with New Artwork, Costumes and MorePhoto Flash: CHICAGO to 'Kill It Worldwide' for 20th Anniversary with New Artwork, Costumes and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

CHICAGO, Broadway's longest running American musical, just held a celebratory cocktail reception today at New York City's The Palm Restaurant West Side location to officially launch the show's 20th anniversary year. Lead producer Barry Weissler addressed the crowd to toast the occasion and announce initiatives taking place over the next year in the lead-up to the official anniversary celebration and performance this November. Check out those initiatives -- plus some killer new promo shots for the show -- below! (more...)

VIDEO: Celebrate John Kander's Birthday With Kander & Ebb Performing CHICAGO's 'All That Jazz'VIDEO: Celebrate John Kander's Birthday With Kander & Ebb Performing CHICAGO's 'All That Jazz'
by Michael Dale - Mar 18, 2016

The great composer of Cabaret, Chicago and so many beloved Broadway songs turns 89 today. (more...)

Fitness Guru John Lee Joins Team SpreeFitness Guru John Lee Joins Team Spree
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Over the last 15 years, John Lee has starred in best-selling fitness DVDs; built cutting-edge training centers and fitness platforms; founded a non-profit organization focused on fitness, health and wellness; created a social media platform to connect fitness professionals with their clients; and helped hundreds of professional athletes, pageant participants, endurance athletes, MMA fighters, fitness competitors and 'regular Joes' achieve their goals. But he's never come across a fitness monitor like the Spree SmartCap. 'I've tried virtually every fitness gadget you can imagine, and the vast majority of them have left me unimpressed,' said Lee. 'But when I was introduced to Spree Wearables, and their innovative SmartCap, I knew it was a game-changer. It's the only product I've seen that combines next-generation technology with a training app that truly helps motivate and encourage success.' Recognized as a 'Best in Show' product by Sports Illustrated at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Spree is the first and only fitness device that tracks heart rate without the use of a cumbersome chest strap, and monitors body temperature, movement and a variety of additional metrics as well. The Spree SmartCap is so easy to use and comfortable, it does what most wearables fail to do: Become an extension of the individual athlete. 'They call it 'the world's smartest fitness monitor,' and it's easy to see why,' continued Lee. 'It accurately measures and tracks all the metrics any serious or aspiring athlete needs to know and presents the data in an easy-to-use smartphone app. The fact that it enables you to shed the chest strap is another huge bonus for most of us that find them to be irritating and uncomfortable.' Lee, 33, has a unique and distinguished resume in the fitness world. He is the founder and director of Everlasting Impact LLC, a not-for-profit created to help the next generation of educators, mentors and role models become physically and mentally strong through the lifestyle of fitness, health and wellness. He is the co-owner of MPK Global LLC, an umbrella corporation created to build and spread fitness platforms around the world. Lee is also the co-owner of Jotega LLC, a company created to bring to market an innovative social media-based mobile Internet platform that connects fitness professionals with their clientele base in real time. Since the age of seven, Lee has trained in a wide variety of sports and disciplines including wrestling, Muay Thai, high jump, long jump, Kung Fu, bodybuilding and gymnastics. He was one of the cast members of BodyBeast, a DVD series from the creators of other popular fitness products such as P90X, Insanity and shakeology. Lee has also appeared in multiple national ads for respected brands in the sports nutrition industry. 'John is exactly the kind of athlete we wanted to represent our brand: accomplished, respected, experienced and knowledgeable,' said Peter Linke, president of Spree Wearables. 'Most important, he is a true believer in how the Spree SmartCap can be used to help anyone that's serious about their fitness to achieve their goals.' Developed by Dallas-based Spree Wearables, Inc., the Spree SmartCap leverages its patented biosensor technology to analyze the three most important variables in every fitness routine - body temperature, movement and heart rate - all in one easy-to-use device. The unique design measures directly from the forehead using medical grade technology. The SmartCap also insulates from the sun, and because the device measures temperature as an added component, it provides a true measurement of caloric burn along with heart rate. 'The forehead is the ideal body surface to accurately measure body temperature as well as a great place to measure heart rate,' added Linke. 'There is no other product that can offer this type of data - never mind in such a comfortable wearable. No wires, no chest strap...just put it on and go.' Lee will be using the SmartCap in all of his training courses and appearing at fitness shows on behalf of Spree Wearables. He will also be appearing in videos demonstrating the product and offering tips on how to integrate it into various fitness regimens. The Spree SmartCap is now available for purchase online at SpreeWearables.com and soon on Amazon.com. About Spree Wearables Based in Dallas, Texas, Spree Wearables, Inc. is a leading provider of wireless biosensor solutions, including the revolutionary Spree SmartCap. Its patented and proprietary systems are at the forefront of performance measurement systems and are currently used to help prevent heat-related illness in athletes, firefighters and industrial workers. Spree Wearables is a wholly owned subsidiary of IDENTEC Group AG (identecgroup.com). Spree Wearables' solutions have earned national recognition, including Popular Science magazine's prestigious 'Best of What's New' Award. (more...)

Tickets to CHICAGO with John O'Hurley at Cadillac Palace Theatre on Sale 3/11Tickets to CHICAGO with John O'Hurley at Cadillac Palace Theatre on Sale 3/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

?Broadway In Chicago and Producers Barry and Fran Weissler have announced that individual tickets for the Tony Award winning smash-hit CHICAGO will go on sale Friday, March 11, and that John O'Hurley, the suave, debonair, award-winning actor and star of stage, TV & film, will return to reprise the role of Billy Flynn in Chicago.  CHICAGO returns to Chicago to play the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph) for a limited one-week engagement, May 10 - 15, 2016. (more...)

Kokam's 56 Megawatt Energy Storage Project Features World's Largest Lithium NMC Energy Storage System for Frequency RegulationKokam's 56 Megawatt Energy Storage Project Features World's Largest Lithium NMC Energy Storage System for Frequency Regulation
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

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Jason Danieley Returns to Broadway's CHICAGO TonightJason Danieley Returns to Broadway's CHICAGO Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago welcomes back Jason Danieley in the role of Billy Flynn beginning tonight, February 29, at the Ambassador Theatre. NFL Legend and Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George played his final performance in the role yesterday, February 28. (more...)

Jason Danieley Plots Return to Broadway's CHICAGOJason Danieley Plots Return to Broadway's CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago will welcome back Jason Danieley in the role of Billy Flynn beginning Monday, February 29 at the Ambassador Theatre, it was announced today. NFL Legend and Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George plays his final performance in the role on Sunday, February 28. (more...)

Jamie Pierce to Host THEATRICAL HYSTERICS Night of Stand-Up at Feinstein's/54 BelowJamie Pierce to Host THEATRICAL HYSTERICS Night of Stand-Up at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, comedian Jamie Pierce hosts Theatrical Hysterics, an evening of stand-up comedy at Feinstein's/54 Below on March 9th at 9:45pm, featuring very special guests Jim David, Rick Crom and Kevin Meaney. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Still Razzle Dazzling- CHICAGO Celebrates 8000 Performances on Broadway!Photo Coverage: Still Razzle Dazzling- CHICAGO Celebrates 8000 Performances on Broadway!
by Jennifer Broski - Feb 23, 2016

Chicago, Broadway's longest running American musical, now in its 20th year, just celebrated another milestone at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC). Last night the company gathered to mark the show's 8000th performance on a night that happened to also be the birthday of Barry Weissler, the show's lead producer. BroadwayWorld was there for the celebration and you can check out photos below! (more...)

CHICAGO National Tour Coming to Harris Center, 3/3CHICAGO National Tour Coming to Harris Center, 3/3
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

CHICAGO is coming to Folsom! The national tour is coming to the Harris Center for seven performances and it has everything that makes for a great Broadway musical: one show-stopping-song after another, some truly astonishing dancing, a universal tale of fame, fortune and "all that jazz." "Broadway's most electrifying show" (Entertainment Weekly) makes its Harris Center debut March 3. (more...)

VIDEO: Netflix Reveals Full Trailer for New Original Film PEE-WEE'S BIG HOLIDAYVIDEO: Netflix Reveals Full Trailer for New Original Film PEE-WEE'S BIG HOLIDAY
by TV News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

A fateful meeting with a mysterious stranger inspires Pee-wee Herman to take his first-ever holiday in this epic story of friendship and destiny. (more...)

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