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Irish Theater of Chicago's MY BRILLIANT DIVORCE to Run 10/7-11/1Irish Theater of Chicago's MY BRILLIANT DIVORCE to Run 10/7-11/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

Irish Theatre of Chicago will launch its 2015-16 Season with the Midwest premiere of Geraldine Aron's touching and comedic one-woman show MY BRILLIANT DIVORCE, directed by Siiri Scott and featuring ensemble Barbara Figgins*. MY BRILLIANT DIVORCE will play October 7 - November 1, 2015 at Chief O'Neill's Pub & Restaurant, 3471 N. Elston Ave. in Chicago. Tickets will go on sale Saturday, August 1 at www.irishtheatreofchicago.org.  The press opening is Thursday, October 8 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Jeffrey Brian Adams and More to Lead DOGFIGHT at San Francisco Playhouse This FallJeffrey Brian Adams and More to Lead DOGFIGHT at San Francisco Playhouse This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

San Francisco Playhouse opens its thirteenth Mainstage season with the San Francisco premiere of the musical Dogfight, directed by Bill English. The show will feature Jeffrey Brian Adams* (Promises, Promises), Jordan Bridges, Caitlin Brooke, Nikita Burshteyn, Brandon Dahlquist*, Sally Dana*, Kathryn Hart, Andrew Humann, Amy Lizardo*, AeJay Mitchell, and Michael Gene Sullivan*. (more...)

Karen Pittman and More Lead KING LIZ, Opening Tonight at Second Stage UptownKaren Pittman and More Lead KING LIZ, Opening Tonight at Second Stage Uptown
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

Second Stage Theatre continues the 2015 Uptown Series with the World Premiere of King Liz, written by Fernanda Coppel (Chimichangas and Zoloft) and directed by Lisa Peterson. King Liz will feature MICHAEL CULLEN, JEREMIE HARRIS, RUSSELL G. JONES, CAROLINE LAGERFELT, IRENE SOFIA LUCIO, and KAREN PITTMAN. Previews began Monday, July 13th, for opening night tonight, July 27th, 2015. (more...)

The Hypocrites' AMERICAN IDIOT to Rock The Den Theatre This FallThe Hypocrites' AMERICAN IDIOT to Rock The Den Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

The Hypocrites are thrilled to launch their 2015-16 season with the Chicago premiere of the smash Broadway musical AMERICAN IDIOT, featuring music by Grammy Award-winning punk rock band Green Day, book by Green Day frontman/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer and lyrics by Armstrong, direction by Steven Wilson, musical direction by Andra Velis Simon and choreography by Katie Spelman. AMERICAN IDIOT will play August 28 - October 25, 2015 at The Den Theatre's Heath Main Stage, 1329 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. (more...)

Saint Michael's Playhouse to Open WOODY GUTHRIE'S AMERICAN SONG, 7/29Saint Michael's Playhouse to Open WOODY GUTHRIE'S AMERICAN SONG, 7/29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

Producing Artistic Director Chuck Tobin today announced the opening Woody Guthrie's American Song, an exuberant musical celebration of America. (more...)

Theater Wit's BAD JEWS to Transfer to the Royal George Next MonthTheater Wit's BAD JEWS to Transfer to the Royal George Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

Theater Wit has announced it will move the company's smash hit Chicago premiere of Bad Jews back to the city, after its current, virtually sold-out summer run at Skokie's North Shore Center for the Performing Arts closes on August 8. (more...)

Joan Beber's IN BED WITH ROY COHN to Premiere in NYC This AugustJoan Beber's IN BED WITH ROY COHN to Premiere in NYC This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

This August, one of America's most controversial men takes center stage in a new play by Joan Beber called In Bed With Roy Cohn. Directed by Katrin Hilbe, In Bed With Roy Cohn will begin performances on August 25th and open on September 2nd and will run through October 3rd at Theater Row's Lion Theatre (410 West 42nd Street). (more...)

BauBax, the World's Best Travel Jacket, Becomes The Most Funded Clothing Project in Crowdfunding HistoryBauBax, the World's Best Travel Jacket, Becomes The Most Funded Clothing Project in Crowdfunding History
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

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TigerDirect Partners With Intel To Host PC Race For CharityTigerDirect Partners With Intel To Host PC Race For Charity
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

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Noyes Adds Industry Veteran to Its LineupNoyes Adds Industry Veteran to Its Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

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BWW Interviews: 6 Questions & a Plug with STAGE KISS' Cat BrindisiBWW Interviews: 6 Questions & a Plug with STAGE KISS' Cat Brindisi
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Jul 20, 2015

Cat Brindisi has a familiar name but not just because of her parentage. You've seen her on many area stages and will soon see more from this busy actor who appears in the Guthrie's STAGE KISS. Learn more about her in 6 Questions & a Plug. (more...)

CUBA LIBRE World Premiere Musical Comes to Artists Rep This FallCUBA LIBRE World Premiere Musical Comes to Artists Rep This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

Artists Repertory Theatre is thrilled to present the world premiere production of the new musical Cuba Libre at the Winningstad Theatre from October 3 - November 8. (more...)

Summit Playhouse's Kaleidoscope Theater for Youth Premieres CHILDREN OF EDEN, JR.Summit Playhouse's Kaleidoscope Theater for Youth Premieres CHILDREN OF EDEN, JR.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

Kaleidoscope Theater for Youth at The Summit Playhouse presents the world premiere of 'Children of Eden, Junior!' beginning with preview performances tonight, July 17, at The Summit Playhouse. (more...)

 Key Pianists Inaugural Season to Feature Feature 'The Beethoven Experience' & More Key Pianists Inaugural Season to Feature Feature 'The Beethoven Experience' & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

Key Pianists was conceived by pianist Terry Eder to fill a void in New York concert life: 'Many wonderful pianists playing with wisdom, insight, sensitivity and beauty are not heard in New York. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 15th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 15th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Jul 16, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'Into The Woods,' 'Company,' 'Oklahoma!' and 'South Pacific' receive local stagings, as do 'Loving Repeating' and 'Goblin Market.' New shows include 'Stanley In The Name Of Love' and the musical episode of 'Buffy.' Plus the latest on new screen versions of 'Lucky Stiff,' 'The Wiz' and 'Grease!' (more...)

Nicolle Wallace Not Returning to THE VIEWNicolle Wallace Not Returning to THE VIEW
by TV News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

Comedian/writer Michelle Collins was officially named the 15th co-host in the history of “The View” live this morning amidst falling confetti and making her grand entrance to the beat of “Empire State of Mind.” (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Young Adapter/Director Chats CHILDREN OF EDEN, JR. World PremiereSTAGE TUBE: Young Adapter/Director Chats CHILDREN OF EDEN, JR. World Premiere
by Stage Tube - Jul 13, 2015

Kaleidoscope Theater for Youth at The Summit Playhouse will present the world premiere of 'Children of Eden, Junior!' beginning with preview performances July 17 at The Summit Playhouse. This production will be the first ever of a junior version of 'Children of Eden'. Click below to watch adapter/director/choreographer Lindsay Maron and company talk about the show! (more...)

The Road Theatre to Showcase New Work at Sixth Annual SUMMER PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL, 7/26-8/2The Road Theatre to Showcase New Work at Sixth Annual SUMMER PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL, 7/26-8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

THE ROAD THEATRE COMPANY and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, remain committed to their meaningful mission to produce and develop New Work for the Stage. They are thrilled to announce in this, their 24th season, the sixth annual SUMMER PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL (SPF6). (more...)

James Levine Withdraws from Verbier Festival Due to Ear Infection; Esa-Pekka Salonen Steps InJames Levine Withdraws from Verbier Festival Due to Ear Infection; Esa-Pekka Salonen Steps In
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

The Verbier Festival is sorry to announce that James Levine will not be able to conduct the opening concert on 17 July due to a serious ear infection which prevents him from flying. (more...)

Summit Playhouse's  Kaleidoscope Theater for Youth Will Premiere CHILDREN OF EDEN, JUNIORSummit Playhouse's Kaleidoscope Theater for Youth Will Premiere CHILDREN OF EDEN, JUNIOR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

Kaleidoscope Theater for Youth at The Summit Playhouse will present the world premiere of 'Children of Eden, Junior!' beginning with preview performances July 17 at The Summit Playhouse. This epic musical tells the story of Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, and the story of Noah and the flood. With incredibly beautiful and moving music by acclaimed Broadway composer Stephen Schwartz ('Pippin,' 'Godspell,' 'Wicked,' and Disney films including 'Enchanted' and 'Pocahontas') this production features a talented cast of young performers who tell these timeless stories about parents, children, and their endlessly complex relationships. Featuring well-known songs such as 'The Spark of Creation,' 'Lost in the Wilderness,' and 'Stranger to the Rain,' this 65-minute adaptation is the perfect family musical! (more...)

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