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Northwestern Theatre Presents FABULATION and More in Winter 2015Northwestern Theatre Presents FABULATION and More in Winter 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2014

"Fabulation, or the Re-Education of Undine" -- a devilishly funny social satire by award-winning playwright Lynn Nottage -- will be the first winter 2015 Mainstage production presented by Northwestern University's Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Victory Gardens Presents WE MUST BREATHE Tonight in Response to Deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner and MoreVictory Gardens Presents WE MUST BREATHE Tonight in Response to Deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner and More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

Victory Gardens Theater hosts We Must Breathe: A Response from Chicago Playwrights and Poets, a special event gathering members of Chicago's artistic community to share their views on discrimination, race and inequality and engage Chicagoans in a discussion about these social issues. (more...)

I DON'T REMEMBER YOU to Premiere at Davenport's Piano Bar & Cabaret, 1/12-26I DON'T REMEMBER YOU to Premiere at Davenport's Piano Bar & Cabaret, 1/12-26
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Discover the thrilling songs and stories from many infrequently heard works of musical theater at the cabaret revue I Don't Remember You: Broadway's Cult Classics, vol. II, performed at Davenport's Piano Bar & Cabaret from January 12-26, 2015. (more...)

Cast Announced for Giant Cherry and Glitterati's THE GLASS PROTEGE, Opening 2/26 at Theater WitCast Announced for Giant Cherry and Glitterati's THE GLASS PROTEGE, Opening 2/26 at Theater Wit
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Giant Cherry Productions in association with Glitterati Productions presents the U.S. premiere of The Glass Protege, written by Dylan Costello with direction by John Nasca. Press opening is set for February 26, 2015 at 7:45 pm at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont, Chicago, Ilinois. (more...)

Goodman Theatre Announces March-April 2015 Lineup for Citywide August Wilson CelebrationGoodman Theatre Announces March-April 2015 Lineup for Citywide August Wilson Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Goodman Theatre, in collaboration with Chicago's various off-Loop theaters and Northwestern University, unveils partial programming in its spring 2015 citywide "August Wilson Celebration" -- an extensive retrospective of the late playwright's life, artistry and influence on American culture. The seven-week Celebration takes place in March and April 2015 on dual landmark occasions: the 70th anniversary of the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright's birth and the 10th anniversary of his death. (more...)

Incoming Cast Alert! Meet the New Broadway Company of IT'S ONLY A PLAYIncoming Cast Alert! Meet the New Broadway Company of IT'S ONLY A PLAY
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 17, 2014

We want you to get to know the new cast members before their opening night. Get acquainted with the incoming company below! (more...)

The Muny Announces Creative Teams for 2015 Season; Marc Bruni, Gary Griffin, Marcia Milgrom Dodge & More!The Muny Announces Creative Teams for 2015 Season; Marc Bruni, Gary Griffin, Marcia Milgrom Dodge & More!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for the Muny's 2015 Season, which opens on June 15 with My Fair Lady. 'This is a thrilling roster of artists,' said Muny Artistic Director and Executive Producer Mike Isaacson. 'We look forward to bringing their vision and talent to our grand stage.' (more...)

Toulouse-Lautrec Prints On View at Block Museum this WinterToulouse-Lautrec Prints On View at Block Museum this Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

The work of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, one of the best-known and widely-reproduced artists of modern times, gets a fresh look at Northwestern University's ? Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art this winter in an exhibition curated by undergraduate students and developed in a course taught by renowned 19th-century French art expert, S. Hollis Clayson. (more...)

Griffin Theatre to Stage BALM IN GILEAD, 3/14-4/19 at The Den TheatreGriffin Theatre to Stage BALM IN GILEAD, 3/14-4/19 at The Den Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

On the heals of its hit musical production Titanic, Griffin Theatre Company continues its 2014-15 season with Lanford Wilson's acclaimed drama BALM IN GILEAD directed by ensemble member Jonathan Berry and featuring an ensemble cast of 27 actors and musicians. BALM IN GILEAD will play March 14 - April 19, 2015 at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

Centenary Stage Company to Offer Playwrighting CourseCentenary Stage Company to Offer Playwrighting Course
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

The Centenary Stage Company will offer a special Playwrighting Class this winter, which will be open to the public. The class will be taught by Playwrights Theatre of NJ Executive Director, John Pietrowski, and will be held on Tuesdays from 6-9 PM, from Jan. 20th through May 5. The cost of the class will be $250. (more...)

Cabot Microelectronics Corporation Names David H. Li as Chief Executive Officer; William P. Noglows to Serve as ChairmanCabot Microelectronics Corporation Names David H. Li as Chief Executive Officer; William P. Noglows to Serve as Chairman
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

AURORA, Ill., Dec. 16, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) Cabot Microelectronics Corporation (Nasdaq:CCMP), the world's leading supplier of chemical mechanical planarization (CMP) polishing slurries and a growing CMP pad supplier to the semiconductor industry, announced today that its Board of Directors has elected David H. Li as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and member of the Board, effective January 1, 2015. William P. Noglows will continue to serve as Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors. As President and CEO, Mr. Li, who is currently Cabot Microelectronics' Vice President of the Asia Pacific Region, will succeed Mr. Noglows, who has served as the company's Chairman, President and CEO since 2003. (more...)

Bailiwick Chicago to Present PRINCESS MARY DEMANDS YOUR ATTENTION, 1/15-2/21 at Victory GardensBailiwick Chicago to Present PRINCESS MARY DEMANDS YOUR ATTENTION, 1/15-2/21 at Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

On the heels of its wildly-successful production of The Wild Party, Bailiwick Chicago is pleased to continue its 2014-15 season with the world premiere of the fierce new play PRINCESS MARY DEMANDS YOUR ATTENTION by Resident Playwright Aaron Holland*, directed by Artistic Director Lili-Anne Brown*, playing January 15 - February 21, 2015 at Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

Actors Theatre of Louisville to Present Evening of World Premiere Plays With THE TENS, 1/13-17Actors Theatre of Louisville to Present Evening of World Premiere Plays With THE TENS, 1/13-17
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Jennifer Bielstein are pleased to announce the lineup of The Tens, an evening of world premiere ten-minute plays. The Tens runs January 13 - 17, 2015 in the Victor Jory Theatre. (more...)

2U Inc. Recognized As 'IPO of the Year' By Washington Business Journal2U Inc. Recognized As 'IPO of the Year' By Washington Business Journal
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

LANDOVER, Md., Dec. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ 2U Inc. (TWOU), a leading provider of cloud-based software-as-a-service solutions for leading nonprofit colleges and universities to deliver online degree programs, has been recognized by Washington Business Journal with an award for initial public offering (IPO) of the year. (more...)

Jeff Perry, Kevin McKidd & More to Star in ANNA CHRISTIE at Odyssey TheatreJeff Perry, Kevin McKidd & More to Star in ANNA CHRISTIE at Odyssey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

Real-life father and daughter Jeff Perry (Scandal) and Zoe Perry (upcoming feature film Cotton) star with Kevin McKidd (Grey's Anatomy) and Mary Mara (Nash Bridges) when Odyssey Theatre Ensemble presents Anna Christie, opening Jan. 24 at the Odyssey Theatre in West L.A. Former Long Wharf associate artistic director Kim Rubinstein directs Eugene O'Neill's 1922 Pulitzer Prize winner. (more...)

REBORNING Begins Next Month at the Fountain TheatreREBORNING Begins Next Month at the Fountain Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

Launching the Fountain Theatre's 25th Anniversary Season, Simon Levy directs Kristin Carey, Ryan Doucette, Joanna Strapp - and some very unusual, one-of-a-kind dolls - in the Los Angeles premiere of Reborning by Zayd Dohrn. How far would you go to create a family? A darkly funny psychological thriller that takes an unsettling look at work, motherhood and the power of healing, Reborning opens at the Fountain Theatre on Jan. 24. (more...)

Windy City Productions to Stage AUNT LAKIE'S NOT COMING TO DINNER in 2015Windy City Productions to Stage AUNT LAKIE'S NOT COMING TO DINNER in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

Windy City Productions will stage the premiere of Susan Rabin's Aunt Lakie's Not Coming to Dinner at the Phoenix Theatre, 414 Mason Street in San Francisco, January 30 - February 14, 2014. The show is directed by Jim McCunn. (more...)

Music Education In the Spotlight at 2015 NAMM ShowMusic Education In the Spotlight at 2015 NAMM Show
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

CARLSBAD, Calif., Dec. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The Anaheim-based NAMM Show gathers music education leaders, college music faculty and music-career seeking students though events hosted by the NAMM Foundation. Renowned musician, DJ and composer Moby, and award-winning inspirational speaker Richard Gerver will headline five days of networking, volunteer work, educational sessions and research briefings. Music students and educators can register for the 2015 NAMM Show at NAMMFoundation.org. (more...)

BWW Interviews:  Charles Leipart Playwright for SWIMMING AT THE RITZ at NJ RepBWW Interviews: Charles Leipart Playwright for SWIMMING AT THE RITZ at NJ Rep
by Marina Kennedy - Dec 15, 2014

'Swimming at the Ritz' opens at New Jersey Repertory in Long Branch on January 8th and will run through February 1st. We had the chance to interview the playwright for the show, Charles Leipart. (more...)

Tickets to Northwestern's 84th Annual WAA-MU SHOW On Sale in JanuaryTickets to Northwestern's 84th Annual WAA-MU SHOW On Sale in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

"GOLD: THE 1936 BERLIN OLYMPICS," Northwestern University's 84th Annual Waa-Mu Show, is an original full-length musical that tells the story of ambitious athletes on their quest for glory at one of the most celebrated international competitions in history. (more...)

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