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First-Ever Translation of Yiddish Stories Set for Release in September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

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Photo Flash: First Look at CST's SEUSSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) brings the humor and magic of Dr. Seuss to life onstage this summer for young audiences and their families in the Broadway musical comedy Seussical. Playful, energetic and full of whimsy,Seussical engages the imagination with clever lyrics and melodies, unforgettable characters and the colorful world ofDr. Seuss. Seussical is written by the Tony Award®-winning team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, whose works include Ragtime, Once on This Island and the current Broadway production of Rocky, The Musical. Eric Idle ofMonty Python and Spamalot fame co-conceived the musical. Directed by Scott Weinstein with musical direction byMichael Mahler, Seussical will be performed July 5 through August 17 in CST's Courtyard Theater. Every performance features special opportunities for audiences to interact with the actors for one-on-one conversations and photo opportunities. On Wednesdays and Thursdays, CST partners with the Chicago Children's Museum (CCM) to offer hands-on craft activities in CST's Lobby. Check out a first look below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of CST's SEUSSICAL
by Stage Tube - Jul 09, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) brings the humor and magic of Dr. Seuss to life onstage this summer for young audiences and their families in the Broadway musical comedy Seussical. Playful, energetic and full of whimsy, Seussical engages the imagination with clever lyrics and melodies, unforgettable characters and the colorful world of Dr. Seuss. Seussical is written by the Tony Award®-winning team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, whose works include Ragtime, Once on This Island and the current Broadway production of Rocky, The Musical. Eric Idle of Monty Python and Spamalot fame co-conceived the musical. Directed by Scott Weinstein with musical direction by Michael Mahler, Seussical will be performed July 5 through August 17 in CST's Courtyard Theater. Every performance features special opportunities for audiences to interact with the actors for one-on-one conversations and photo opportunities. On Wednesdays and Thursdays, CST partners with the Chicago Children's Museum (CCM) to offer hands-on craft activities in CST's Lobby. Check out highlights below! (more...)

2014 Kirkland Arts Center Artists' Exhibition Launches
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

Each summer, Kirkland Arts Center Gallery hosts the KAC Artists' Exhibition (formerly the KAC Members' Exhibition) to showcase the creativity and talent of KAC's community of artists. This year, the juror for the 2014 KAC Artists' Exhibition, Michael Monroe, has selected 38 pieces from 38 local artists in a variety of media. (more...)

Casting and Scheduled ASL Performances for Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) announces today full casting, as well as six American Sign Language (ASL) Duo-interpreted performances for this year's Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks production of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, touring FREE FOR ALL to eighteen neighborhood parks across Chicago, July 18-August 17, 2014. Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks galvanizes communities by giving Chicagoans of all ages direct access to their city's cultural resources. This citywide summer tradition is made possible by a partnership between Chicago Shakespeare, the City of Chicago, Chicago Park District and Boeing. For the first time in the history of Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks, CST offers ASL Duo-interpreted performances as part of the Theater's continued commitment to Access Shakespeareprogramming. (more...)

Largest Sustainable Brands Conference Kicks Off to Catalyze Brand Innovation
by BWW News Desk - Jun 02, 2014

The event, which continues from today until June 5th, features over 180 influential speakers sparking conversation around current issues in brand and business strategy, stakeholder relationships, organizational development, communications, supply chain, and more. Exclusive announcements from the following companies will launch at the conference: (more...)

Alex Goodrich, George Andrew Wolff, Lillian Castillo and More to Star in Chicago Shakespeare's SEUSSICAL, Running 7/5-8/17
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) brings the humor and magic of Dr. Seuss to life onstage this summer for young audiences and their families in the Broadway musical comedy Seussical. Playful, energetic and full of whimsy, Seussical engages the imagination with clever lyrics and melodies, unforgettable characters and the colorful world of Dr. Seuss. Seussical is written by the Tony Award-winning team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, whose works include Ragtime, Once on This Island and the current Broadway production of Rocky, The Musical. Eric Idle of Monty Python and Spamalot fame co-conceived the musical. Directed by Scott Weinstein with musical direction by Michael Mahler, Seussical will be performed July 5 through August 17 in CST's Courtyard Theater. (more...)

Panera Bread Reveals Test Bakery
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

Panera Bread Company (NASDAQ: PNRA), the restaurant founded on a commitment to fresh baked bread, is announcing a new test bakery facility. (more...)

Ivan Rutherford and More Star in Drury Lane Theatre's LES MISERABLES, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

In celebration of their 30th Anniversary, Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, will present the legendary musical LES MISERABLES, opening tonight, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. and running through June 8, 2014. (more...)

Ivan Rutherford, Quentin Earl Darrington, Jennie Sophia and More Star in Drury Lane Theatre's LES MISERABLES, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2014

In celebration of their 30th Anniversary, Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, will present the legendary musical LES MISERABLES, previewing tonight, March 29, opening Tuesday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. and running through June 8, 2014. (more...)

Drury Lane Theatre's LES MISERABLES, Starring Ivan Rutherford, Begins Previews Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

In celebration of their 30th Anniversary, Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, will present the legendary musical LES MISERABLES, previewing tonight, March 29, opening Tuesday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. and running through June 8, 2014. (more...)

BAT-HAMLET, THE BALLAD OF NIGHT MOOSE & More Set for Alley Theater's 2014 SUPERHUMAN Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

The Alley Theater has announced the lineup of plays for the 2014 Superhuman: A Festival of New American Superhero Theater! (more...)

Siemens to Donate Hearing Aids Valued at $1M to Cancer Patients
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

“Hearing loss significantly affects quality of life—but in many cases can be remedied. We are donating our most advanced micon hearing aids, including the tiny Pure receiver-in-the-canal (RIC), waterproof Aquaris, the comfortable Motion, and superpower Nitro behind-the-ear (BTE) to patients who have lost their hearing as a consequence of cancer treatment,” said Scott Davis, CEO, Siemens Hearing Instruments. “Children and adults undergoing treatment have enough to worry about. By partnering with these two recognized organizations and their network of leading cancer institutions, we're able to provide the gift of hearing to as many patients as possible.” (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare Theater Announces Casting for SHORT SHAKESPEARE! A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 2/22-3/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) announces casting for Short Shakespeare! A Midsummer Night's Dream, a 75-minute abridged production of William Shakespeare's whimsical comedy of misplaced young passions and magical mischief. This new adaptation by Jeff Award-winning director David H. Bell provides a quality, family-friendly introduction to Shakespeare with special opportunities for audiences to interact with the actors at every performance. In addition to public performances each Today, this production will welcome 1,000 students each day to the Theater's home on Navy Pier during its five-week run in the Courtyard Theater, followed by a tour to schools across the Midwest. Short Shakespeare! A Midsummer Night's Dream will be performed for the public Todays at 11:00 a.m. from February 22 to March 22 in CST's Courtyard Theater. After each performance, the actors remain on stage for a brief question-and-answer session, before joining the audience in the Lobby for one-on-one conversations and photo opportunities. (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at Highlights of CST's ROAD SHOW
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 21, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) presents an unprecedented pairing of productions illuminates the work of composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim: Gypsy (CST's Courtyard Theater, February 6-March 23) and Road Show (Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare, March 13-May 4), both directed by CST Associate Artistic Director Gary Griffin. With Sondheim's characteristic depth and musicality, Gypsy and Road Show each explore the ambitious pursuit of the American Dream during the defining period in our nation's history between the two world wars. Check out a first look at highlights of ROAD SHOW below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind-the-Scenes with CST's ROAD SHOW
by Stage Tube - Mar 20, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) presents an unprecedented pairing of productions illuminates the work of composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim: Gypsy (CST's Courtyard Theater, February 6-March 23) and Road Show (Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare, March 13-May 4), both directed by CST Associate Artistic Director Gary Griffin. With Sondheim's characteristic depth and musicality, Gypsy and Road Show each explore the ambitious pursuit of the American Dream during the defining period in our nation's history between the two world wars. Check out a behind the scenes look at ROAD SHOW below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Michael Aaron Lindner, Andrew Rothenberg and More in CST's ROAD SHOW - All the Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) presents an unprecedented pairing of productions illuminates the work of composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim: Gypsy (CST's Courtyard Theater, February 6-March 23) and Road Show (Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare, March 13-May 4), both directed by CST Associate Artistic Director Gary Griffin. With Sondheim's characteristic depth and musicality, Gypsy and Road Show each explore the ambitious pursuit of the American Dream during the defining period in our nation's history between the two world wars. Check out a first look at ROAD SHOW below! (more...)

Drury Lane Theatre's LES MISERABLES, Starring Ivan Rutherford, to Begin Previews 3/29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

In celebration of their 30th Anniversary, Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, will present the legendary musical Les Miserables, previewing March 29, opening Tuesday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. and running through June 8, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at ROAD SHOW at Chicago Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) presents Road Show, the second production in an unprecedented pairing with Gypsy, now playing in the Courtyard Theater, that will illuminate the work of composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim. Road Show and the critically acclaimed production Gypsy are both directed by CST Associate Artistic Director Gary Griffin. Road Show takes audiences on an unexpected musical adventure as two brothers strive for fame and fortune through "get-rich-quick" schemes. With Sondheim's characteristic depth and musicality of language, Road Show and Gypsy explore the ambitious pursuit of the American Dream during the defining period in our nation's history between the two world wars. Road Show is being presented in the theater Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare now through May 4, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Chicago Shakespeare's ROAD SHOW Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) presents an unprecedented pairing of productions that will illuminate the work of composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim: Gypsy (CST's Courtyard Theater, February 6-March 23) and Road Show (Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare, tonight, March 13-May 4), both directed by CST Associate Artistic Director Gary Griffin. With Sondheim's characteristic depth and musicality, Gypsy and Road Show each explore the ambitious pursuit of the American Dream during the defining period in our nation's history between the two world wars. Scroll down for a look at the cast of ROAD SHOW! (more...)

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