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BLACK WORDS MATTER Events Set for Black History Month at Goodman TheatreBLACK WORDS MATTER Events Set for Black History Month at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

This February, Goodman Theatre has joined citywide celebrations of Black History Month with its "Black Words Matter: Celebrating Black Voices On Stage and Beyond" series of events. (more...)

12th Annual Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project Seeks Submissions12th Annual Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project Seeks Submissions
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

The Johnny Mercer Foundation and the American Music Theatre Project (AMTP) at Northwestern University are seeking the nation's most talented songwriters, aged 18 to 30 years, for the 12th annual Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project. (more...)

Cast Set for U.S. Premiere of BEYOND CARING, Return of MOBY DICK at Lookingglass TheatreCast Set for U.S. Premiere of BEYOND CARING, Return of MOBY DICK at Lookingglass Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Lookingglass Theatre Company announces casting for the final two shows of its 2016-2017 season, including the U.S. Premiere of Beyond Caring, written and directed by Alexander Zeldin in association with Dark Harbor Stories, a company led by Ensemble Member David Schwimmer and Tom Hodges, as well as the remount of the Jeff Award-winning Moby Dick, adapted from the novel by Herman Melville and directed by Ensemble Member David Catlin. (more...)

Excerpts from Off-Broadway's THE PROFANE Set for 'Works & Process' Series at GuggenheimExcerpts from Off-Broadway's THE PROFANE Set for 'Works & Process' Series at Guggenheim
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

On Monday, February 27, 2017 at 7:30pm, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents a discussion with playwright Zayd Dohrn and director Kip Fagan on the creation of The Profane. Members of the cast will perform excerpts from Dohrn's sharp and timely tale. (more...)

THE ROSENKRANZ MYSTERIES An Evening of Magic to Lift the Spirits Extends Again at The Royal George CabaretTHE ROSENKRANZ MYSTERIES An Evening of Magic to Lift the Spirits Extends Again at The Royal George Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Classic as well as never been seen before illusions have amazed audiences at the Royal George Cabaret space in what ChicagoCritic.com calls a "must see," as the nationally regarded illusionist Ricardo Rosenkranz stars in The Rosenkranz Mysteries, an evening of magic to lift the spirits. "Full of fascinating bits! Impressive," according to the Chicago Reader, the astounding numbers have captivated audiences in its cabaret style setting with tables featured in the space. This one man, ninety-minute production Buzz News proclaims is filled with "astonishing illusions and jaw-dropping acts of mentalism," and is now extending again and must close February 12 at the Royal George Theatre's Cabaret space, 1641 North Halsted Street. (more...)

All-Latino WAITING FOR GODOT Opens Next Month at Tympanic Theatre CompanyAll-Latino WAITING FOR GODOT Opens Next Month at Tympanic Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

On February 13, Tympanic Theatre Company will open WAITING FOR GODOT by Samuel Beckett. (more...)

Works & Process at the Guggenheim Announces The Metropolitan Opera: RUSALKAWorks & Process at the Guggenheim Announces The Metropolitan Opera: RUSALKA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

On Monday, January 23, 2017 at 7:30pm, Works & Process at the Guggenheim will host an interview led by general manager Peter Gelb with Maestro Mark Elder and director Mary Zimmerman. (more...)

Legal Services Veteran Robert A. Hopen Named President, Settlement AdministrationLegal Services Veteran Robert A. Hopen Named President, Settlement Administration
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

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New Staff Have Been Announced at Redtwist TheatreNew Staff Have Been Announced at Redtwist Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Redtwist Theatre is thrilled to announce James Fleming as Associate Artistic Director, and Matthew Moynihan as Literary Manager. (more...)

Drury Lane Announces Complete Casting for SATURDAY NIGHT FEVERDrury Lane Announces Complete Casting for SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre announces complete casting for disco musical Saturday Night Fever, rewritten for the Drury Lane stage, featuring music and lyrics by The Bee Gees, based on the smash-hit Paramount/RSO Film and the story by Nik Cohn, and adapted for the stage by Robert Stigwood in collaboration with Bill Oaks. This North American version was written by Sean Cercone and David Abbinantiand is helmed by Tony-nominated director and choreographer Dan Knechtges. Saturday Night Fever runs January 19 - March 19, 2017 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The Press Opening is Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. A portion of the opening night tickets sales will be donated to ArtReach, a nonprofit providing access to the arts to underserved communities in the Chicago area. (more...)

MTH Theater at Crown Center Announces 2017 A NIGHT ON THE TOWN Performance SeriesMTH Theater at Crown Center Announces 2017 A NIGHT ON THE TOWN Performance Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

In its third year, MTH expands the A Night on the Town performance series for 2017. The first edition is schedule for January 26-28 and will feature Kansas City Soprano Alison Sneegas Borberg. (more...)

Jeffrey O. Nyweide Named as CEO and President of WidePoint CorporationJeffrey O. Nyweide Named as CEO and President of WidePoint Corporation
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

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 About Face Theatre Announces Appointment of  Alana Parvey Zalas as Managing Director About Face Theatre Announces Appointment of Alana Parvey Zalas as Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

About Face Theatre is pleased to announce the appointment of Alana Parvey Zalas as its new Managing Director. Zalas succeeds Dean Carpenter, who stepped down in 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: Stage West Presents Regional Premiere of STUPID FUCKING BIRD by Aaron Posner.Photo Flash: Stage West Presents Regional Premiere of STUPID FUCKING BIRD by Aaron Posner.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Dev loves Mash. Mash loves Con. Con loves Nina. Nina loves Trig…but so does Emma. Thus, the stage is set for sidesplitting heartache, in Aaron Posner's irreverently funny and unabashedly provocative riff on Chekhov's classic The Seagull, beginning a 5-week regional premiere run on Thursday, January 19 at Stage West. (more...)

light Theatre Continues 2016-17 Season with World Premiere of FACELESSlight Theatre Continues 2016-17 Season with World Premiere of FACELESS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the World Premiere of Faceless, written by Selina Fillinger and directed by BJ Jones.  Faceless runs January 26 - March 4, 2017 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. The press opening is scheduled for Friday, February 3 at 8 pm. (more...)

Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players Present The Best Of Gershwin And Bernstein, 1/15Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players Present The Best Of Gershwin And Bernstein, 1/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players (cp2 ) explore iconic Broadway classics and early cinema hits by Gershwin, Bernstein, Kerns, Rogers and Hammerstein, Cole Porter, and more at City Winery Chicago (1200 W Randolph St, Chicago.) An accomplished, inventive cp2 quintet performs selections from the beloved American hits such as "Porgy and Bess" and "West Side Story." (more...)

'Reinvention Roadmap' Unveiled: Career Guide for The New-Millennium Workplace'Reinvention Roadmap' Unveiled: Career Guide for The New-Millennium Workplace
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

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Actors Theatre of Louisville Continues Season with CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATIONActors Theatre of Louisville Continues Season with CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Kevin E. Moore are thrilled to continue Actors Theatre's 2016-2017 Brown-Forman Series with Annie Baker's Circle Mirror Transformation, directed by Associate Artistic Director Meredith McDonough. (more...)

Ken Ludwig's BASKERVILLE will Tickle Your Funny Bone!Ken Ludwig's BASKERVILLE will Tickle Your Funny Bone!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

It's not a mystery why Cleveland audiences scramble to the theatre when a Ken Ludwig piece is set to take the stage. Ludwig's witty works are always guaranteed to leave audiences howling with laughter, and this master of madcap's latest work to come to Cleveland Play House is no exception. (more...)

Akvavit Theatre Announces  New Artistic Leadership; Associate Company MembersAkvavit Theatre Announces New Artistic Leadership; Associate Company Members
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Akvavit Theatre, Chicago's premier Nordic Theatre Company, will launch 2017 with new artistic leadership and an expanded ensemble. Five year Akvavit veterans Kirstin Franklin and Breahan Pautsch will serve as the company's new Co-Artistic Directors, succeeding Artistic Director Chad Eric Bergman and Managing Artistic Director Bergen Anderson, who have served since 2009. Bergman and Anderson will remain with Akvavit as Founders and as part of the original company, which still includes Mark Litwicki and Matthew Isler. Additionally, Akvavit welcomes eight new Associate company members: Richard Gilbert, Joe Giovannetti, Sarah Giovannetti, Nigel Harsch, Paulette Hicks, Micah Kronlokken, Julie Mitre and Amber Robinson.  (more...)

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