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BWW Review: GROUNDED Dramatically Exposes 'Eye in the Sky' at The RepBWW Review: GROUNDED Dramatically Exposes 'Eye in the Sky' at The Rep
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Mar 8, 2017

The Milwaukee Repertory Theater's multi-award winning play Grounded, grounds a pregnant woman fighter pilot while also grounding the audiences in the intimate Stiemke Studio's compelling and complex production. George Brant's contemporary 2013 play demonstrates how drones have transformed both fighter pilots and the 'games of global war' because in the 21st century, drones hover over the skies of foreign countries similar to space ships in a violent video game. Either movement controlled by one person in a solitary cubicle or sitting in front of a tiny screen. Instead of B-15 bombers that fly into the blue manned by pilots, men and women, presently sit in front of huge screens sequestered in silence waiting and watching for any movement so drones may attack from across the world in the name of 'reducing the loss of human life.' (more...)

Bill Paxton Passes Away Age 61 Following Complications from SurgeryBill Paxton Passes Away Age 61 Following Complications from Surgery
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2017

NBC New York is reporting that actor Bill Paxton (TWISTER, TITANIC) has passed away following complications from surgery. He was 61. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jessie Fisher in GROUNDED at Milwaukee Repertory TheaterPhoto Flash: First Look at Jessie Fisher in GROUNDED at Milwaukee Repertory Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents the riveting new play, Grounded, by George Brant in the Stiemke Studio, now through April 2, 2017. This palpitating one-woman show features Jessie Fisher, whose credits include Girl in Broadway's Once and most recently Steppenwolf Theatre Company's Constellations and Of Mice and Men. BroadwayWorld has a first look at Fisher onstage below! (more...)

Photo Flash: MAMMA MIA Bursts onto the Marriott Theatre StagePhoto Flash: MAMMA MIA Bursts onto the Marriott Theatre Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

The global phenomenon seen by over 60 million people all around the world and one of Broadway's longest running hits, MAMMA MIA!, kicks off Marriott Theatre's 2017 Season, running February 8 through April 2, 2017 with a press opening on February 15 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. (more...)

Oscar Award-Winning SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Comes to Chicago ShakespeareOscar Award-Winning SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Comes to Chicago Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) brings to the stage one of the most popular romantic films of all time, Shakespeare in Love-in an enchanting, music-filled theatrical event staged by acclaimed director Rachel Rockwell. Based on the Academy Award-winner for Best Picture with screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard, Shakespeare in Love is adapted for the stage by Tony and Olivier Award-winner Lee Hall. Culminating the Theater's 30th Anniversary Season, this high-spirited romantic comedy is magnificently rendered onstage in the magical intimacy of Chicago Shakespeare's Courtyard Theater, April 15-June 11, 2017. (more...)

Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents GROUNDEDMilwaukee Repertory Theater presents GROUNDED
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Milwaukee Repertory Theater  presents the riveting new play, Grounded, by George Brant in the Stiemke Studio, February 22 - April 2, 2017.   This palpitating one-woman show features Jessie Fisher whose credits include Girl in Broadway's Once and most recently Steppenwolf Theatre Company's Constellations and Of Mice and Men.  Directed by Milwaukee native Laura Braza (Artistic Director of Attic Theater Company, NY), Grounded tells the tale of an ace fighter pilot who finds herself grounded when an unexpected pregnancy puts her career on hold. When she returns to the pilot's seat, she finds that she's now part of the "chair force," flying drones and dropping bombs on enemy combatants in Afghanistan from the comfort of an air conditioned trailer in Las Vegas. She may find hunting terrorists by day and being a mother by night her toughest assignment yet. (more...)

Heron Agency Releases Guide to Valentine's Day in ChicagoHeron Agency Releases Guide to Valentine's Day in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Valentine's Day isn't everyone cup of tea. Whether you are planning to spend a romantic evening with the love of your life or plan on ripping up old pictures of your ex-boyfriend and finishing a bottle of wine, we can all agree that February would be nothing without this Hallmark holiday. Get out your plush teddy bears, boxes of chocolates, and bouquet of roses, because the Heron Agency has rounded up the top Must-Do Valentine's activities in Chicago that will leave you swooning (or rolling your eyes).  (more...)

BWW Review: BUYER & CELLAR at Daum Theatre CompanyBWW Review: BUYER & CELLAR at Daum Theatre Company
by Kyle Christopher West - Jan 13, 2017

There's a brand new theatre company about to make a major splash in the gigantic pool of DFW theatres, and although it's not quite bathing suit season, this hot new troupe is ready to come out and play. With the opening night of their inaugural play, BUYER & CELLAR, now under their belt, Daum Theatre Company has hit the ground running with a quality production that holds its own against any established company in town. (more...)

Scoop: TRAINING DAY on CBS - Thursday, February 2, 2017Scoop: TRAINING DAY on CBS - Thursday, February 2, 2017
by TV Scoop - Jan 12, 2017

Get all the scoop on TRAINING DAY, airing on CBS on Thursday, February 2, 2017! (more...)

Playhouse Creatures Theatre Presents A Concert Reading of LADY MONDAYPlayhouse Creatures Theatre Presents A Concert Reading of LADY MONDAY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Playhouse Creatures Theatre Presents, David Alan Thornton's Rock Opera, Lady Monday, in concert at the Nuyorican Poet's Cafe. This event is a benefit for Playhouse Creatures inner city youth theatre program 'Little Creatures Act Out'. (more...)

MAMMA MIA Kicks off the Marriott Theatre 2017 SeasonMAMMA MIA Kicks off the Marriott Theatre 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

The global phenomenon seen by over 60 million people all around the world and one of Broadway's longest running hits, MAMMA MIA!, kicks off Marriott Theatre's 2017 Season, running February 8 through April 2, 2017 with a press opening on February 15 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Minneapolis Awards Winners Announced - Children's Theatre Company Wins 4, Guthrie Takes 3!2016 BroadwayWorld Minneapolis Awards Winners Announced - Children's Theatre Company Wins 4, Guthrie Takes 3!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 5, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 Minneapolis winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Dallas Awards Winners Announced - Xavier Orozco, Alexis Sims, Justin Foley and More!2016 BroadwayWorld Dallas Awards Winners Announced - Xavier Orozco, Alexis Sims, Justin Foley and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 3, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 Dallas winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)


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Francis Guinan and Sean Fortunato to Lead THE BOOK OF JOSEPH World Premiere at Chicago ShakespeareFrancis Guinan and Sean Fortunato to Lead THE BOOK OF JOSEPH World Premiere at Chicago Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) announces the cast and creative team for the world premiere of The Book of Joseph, a new play by award-winning playwright Karen Hartman chronicling three generations of the Hollander family in a sweeping story that spans history from occupied Poland to present-day America. Directed by CST Artistic Director Barbara Gaines and developed with Creative Producer Rick Boynton, The Book of Joseph debuts in the theater Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare, January 29-March 5, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: Teen Angels Compete For A Second Chance in RIDE THE CYCLONEBWW Review: Teen Angels Compete For A Second Chance in RIDE THE CYCLONE
by Michael Dale - Dec 1, 2016

For a musical about the accidental death of six teenagers and a contest to select just one of them to return to life, Brooke Maxwell and Jacob Richmond's Ride the Cyclone, mounted by MCC after development in Canadian cabarets and a successful Chicago run, is curiously lacking in any kind of emotion or tension. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

MCC Theater (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) has announced a two-week extension - now through December 29, 2016 - for the New York City premiere of MCC Theater's new musical Ride the Cyclone, the third musical in MCC's now-iconic 30-year history of producing new works for the American theater. (more...)

CBS Announces Premiere Dates for RANSOM, DOUBT, TRAINING DAY  & MoreCBS Announces Premiere Dates for RANSOM, DOUBT, TRAINING DAY & More
by TV News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

CBS today announced several winter and spring scheduling moves, including the series premieres of RANSOM, TRAINING DAY and DOUBT. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MCC's RIDE THE CYCLONE!Photo Flash: First Look at MCC's RIDE THE CYCLONE!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

MCC Theater presents the thrilling New York City premiere of the new musical Ride the Cyclone, which marks just the third musical in MCC's now-iconic 30-year history of producing new works for the American theater. With book, music and lyrics by Jacob Richmond and Brooke Maxwell, Ride the Cyclone had its celebrated U.S. premiere in 2015 at Chicago Shakespeare Theater under the direction and choreography of Rachel Rockwell, who returns for the MCC production. (more...)

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