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THE HOUSE OF YES to Run 5/9-6/14 at Zephyr TheatreTHE HOUSE OF YES to Run 5/9-6/14 at Zephyr Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

Love, incest, mental illness and murder. Zephyr producing artistic director Lee Sankowich directs a 25th anniversary revival of the wickedly entertaining, exceedingly black comedy by Wendy MacLeod that became a cult classic indie film - and still lives up to its hype. The House of Yes opens May 9 at the Zephyr Theatre for a six-week run through June 14. (more...)

Carey Perloff to Discuss Memoir 'BEAUTIFUL CHAOS' at Steppenwolf, 4/6Carey Perloff to Discuss Memoir 'BEAUTIFUL CHAOS' at Steppenwolf, 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents Artistic Director Martha Lavey and Steppenwolf ensemble member Frank Galati in conversation with Carey Perloff on the occasion of Perloff's memoir, Beautiful Chaos: A Life in the Theater, Monday, April 6 at 5pm in the Garage Theater (1624 N Halsted St). (more...)

Chicago Author Relays Powerful Message of Understanding for World Autism MonthChicago Author Relays Powerful Message of Understanding for World Autism Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

CHICAGO, March 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 1 out of every 68 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder. More people than ever before are being diagnosed with the disorder and more families are trying to navigate the confusing waters of this diagnosis. (more...)

Opera Idol Competition At The Merion In EvanstonOpera Idol Competition At The Merion In Evanston
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

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Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Steppenwolf's THE HERD with Audrey Francis, Lois Smith, Frank Galati and MorePhoto Flash: In Rehearsal for Steppenwolf's THE HERD with Audrey Francis, Lois Smith, Frank Galati and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

Rehearsals are underway for Steppenwolf Theatre Company's U.S. premiere production of The Herd, a deftly comic play by Olivier Award-winning actor Rory Kinnear and directed by ensemble member and Tony Award-winning director Frank Galati. The cast features ensemble members Francis Guinan as Ian, John Mahoney as Brian, Molly Regan as Carol and Lois Smith as Patricia with Cliff Chamberlain as Mark and Audrey Francis as Claire. The Herd begins previews April 2, 2015 (Opening night is April 12, 2015; Press performances are April 11 at 3pm and April 14 at 7:30pm) and runs through June 7, 2015 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

OLD FLAME to Place TNC, 4/24-5/17OLD FLAME to Place TNC, 4/24-5/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

An old love can be an irresistible force, especially for people in their autumn years. Is marriage an immoveable object? 'Old Flame,' a new play by Richard Ploetz, weighs the force of an old romance against the strength of a 50-year marriage, examining our vulnerability to rediscovered passion, no matter what our age. Theater for the New City will present the piece April 24 to May 17, directed by James Glossman. (more...)

42nd Annual Bach Week Festival to Feature 'Brandenburg' Concertos42nd Annual Bach Week Festival to Feature 'Brandenburg' Concertos
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

The 42nd annual edition of the Chicago area's Bach Week Festival will feature all six of J. S. Bach's beloved 'Brandenburg' Concertos, performed in the course of concerts April 10 at Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston and May 1 and 3 at Anderson Chapel at North Park University on Chicago's North Side. The festival is a collaboration between Bach Week and North Park's School of Music. This will be the first Bach Week Festival to present the complete 'Brandenburg' Concerto cycle. Two of the concertos will anchor each principal concert program, alongside other Bach compositions. An intimate, late-evening Candlelight Concert in Evanston on April 10 will offer music for recorder and theorbo, another festival first. (more...)

Brett Leitner Named Senior Director, Distribution Sales & Affiliate Relations at Music ChoiceBrett Leitner Named Senior Director, Distribution Sales & Affiliate Relations at Music Choice
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

Music Choice is pleased to announce the addition of Brett Leitner to the position of Senior Director, Distribution Sales & Affiliate Relations. In this position, Leitner will be responsible for securing carriage agreements for Music Choice with a heavy emphasis on securing Music Choice Play distribution. Leitner will be also responsible for overall affiliate sales strategy, contract negotiations, and implementation and sell in of key initiatives like TV Everywhere and IPTV solutions. The announcement was made by Christina Tancredi, Chief Operating Officer at Music Choice, whom he will be reporting to. (more...)

Christian 'Survival Guide' is ReleasedChristian 'Survival Guide' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

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Steppenwolf Receives Major Grant from Roy Cockrum FoundationSteppenwolf Receives Major Grant from Roy Cockrum Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

Steppenwolf Theatre Company has been named the recipient of a major grant from The Roy Cockrum Foundation, which will provide major support for the world premiere production of Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning ensemble member Tracy Letts's intimate and moving new play, Mary Page Marlowe in the 2015/16 Subscription Season. (more...)

The Met Museum Celebrates Asian Art With 19 ExhibitionsThe Met Museum Celebrates Asian Art With 19 Exhibitions
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

2015 marks the centennial of the Metropolitan Museum's Department of Asian Art. In the Year of the Ram, which officially began during Lunar New Year in February 2015, the department will present 19 exhibitions and installations organized for a one-year celebration of its formidable holdings of art from across Asia. The department today oversees more than 50 galleries and one of the most comprehensive collections of Asian art anywhere in the world. (more...)

CHICAGO DANCE HISTORY PROJECT to Launch 4/27 with Free 'TAP OVER TIME' EventCHICAGO DANCE HISTORY PROJECT to Launch 4/27 with Free 'TAP OVER TIME' Event
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

A consortium of local dance advocates, launching an inquiry into the history of theatrical dance in Chicago, will feature tap dance in its first public event. Tap artists Reggio 'The Hoofer' McLaughlin, Mark Yonally, and Starinah 'Star' Dixon will engage in dialogue with Chicago Dance History Project Director Jenai Cutcher West about Chicago's distinct histories, personalities, and styles of tap dance. (more...)

The Hypocrites to Present THREE SISTERS, 4/17-6/6 at The Den TheatreThe Hypocrites to Present THREE SISTERS, 4/17-6/6 at The Den Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

The Hypocrites are pleased to conclude their 2014-15 season with Anton Chekhov's heartbreaking comedy THREE SISTERS, adapted and directed by Geoff Button, playing April 17 - June 6, 2015 at their new home, The Den Theatre Mainstage, 1329 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

SIMpalm Will be Attending CTIA Super Mobility 2015SIMpalm Will be Attending CTIA Super Mobility 2015
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

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LA Philharmonic's Tom Hooten to Join Faculty at San Francisco Conservatory of MusicLA Philharmonic's Tom Hooten to Join Faculty at San Francisco Conservatory of Music
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

San Francisco, CA. - The San Francisco Conservatory of Music is pleased to announce the appointment of Tom Hooten, principal trumpet of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, to its collegiate faculty. The former principal trumpet of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and an experienced teacher, Hooten joins a distinguished faculty of brass instructors, many of whom hold principal positions with the San Francisco Symphony, Ballet and Opera orchestras. Hooten will assume his appointment in the fall of 2015, maintaining an active teaching studio in San Francisco while retaining his position with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. (more...)

Rory Kinnear's THE HERD to Make U.S. Premiere at Steppenwolf Next MonthRory Kinnear's THE HERD to Make U.S. Premiere at Steppenwolf Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

Rehearsals are underway for Steppenwolf Theatre Company's U.S. premiere production of The Herd, a deftly comic play by Olivier Award-winning actor Rory Kinnear and directed by ensemble member and Tony Award-winning director Frank Galati. The cast features ensemble members Francis Guinan as Ian, John Mahoney as Brian, Molly Regan as Carol and Lois Smith as Patricia with Cliff Chamberlain as Mark and Audrey Francis as Claire. The Herd begins previews April 2, 2015 (Opening night is April 12, 2015; Press performances are April 11 at 3pm and April 14 at 7:30pm) and runs through June 7, 2015 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). (more...)

Chicago Finalists Announced for 6th Annual August Wilson Monologue CompetitionChicago Finalists Announced for 6th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

The League of Chicago Theatres, Goodman Theatre, the University of Illinois at Chicago and competition organizer Derrick Sanders announce the top three Chiacgo finalists of the 6th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition. (more...)

Keen Company to Welcome Andrew Lippa, Christina DeCicco, Adam Kantor & Christiane Noll for Benefit ConcertKeen Company to Welcome Andrew Lippa, Christina DeCicco, Adam Kantor & Christiane Noll for Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

The Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning Keen Company will present a one night only concert to benefit the company: Tony Award and Grammy Award-nominated composer and lyricist ANDREW LIPPA will be joined by Christina DeCicco (Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark, Evita), Adam Kantor (The Last Five Years, Rent, Avenue Q), and Christiane Noll (Ragtime, Jekyll & Hyde) and in a unique one night only concert, We're Keen on Andrew Lippa. (more...)

The Roy Cockrum Foundation Funds World Premiere of '2666' at the Goodman Next YearThe Roy Cockrum Foundation Funds World Premiere of '2666' at the Goodman Next Year
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

Goodman Theatre announces a world-premiere event made possible by an unprecedented grant in the theater's 90-year history. The Roy Cockrum Foundation will entirely fund 2666, Artistic Director Robert Falls' large-scale stage adaptation of Chilean author Roberto Bolańo's internationally-celebrated final novel. (more...)

Theatre School at DePaul to Host One Theatre World 2015 Conference, 5/7-9Theatre School at DePaul to Host One Theatre World 2015 Conference, 5/7-9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

The Theatre School at DePaul University will host the One Theatre World 2015 national conference, May 7 through May 9, 2015, produced by Theatre for Young Audiences/USA (TYA/USA). TYA/USA is a national service organization whose mission is to promote the power of professional theatre for young audiences through excellence, collaboration, and innovation across cultural and internal boundaries. (more...)

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