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HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH to Strut Into Louisville with Pandora ProductionsHEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH to Strut Into Louisville with Pandora Productions
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Finally on the Pandora stage, one of the most requested titles in our history. After having an incredibly successful run on Broadway with stars such as Neil Patrick Harris, Michael C. Hall and Taye Diggs, Pandora Productions closes the 16-17 season with: Hedwig and The Angry Inch, book and lyrics by John Cameron Mitchell and music by Stephen Trask. (more...)

BWW Review: West Coast Premiere of PURE CONFIDENCE Races to the Top of the PackBWW Review: West Coast Premiere of PURE CONFIDENCE Races to the Top of the Pack
by Shari Barrett - Apr 18, 2017

Since I left the theater last Sunday, I have been singing 'Camptown Races' (sometimes referred to as 'Camptown Ladies'), a comic song written by Stephen Foster, known as the father of American music who was considered the pre-eminent songwriter in the United States of the 19th century. Appropriately, the song was published in 1850 in Foster's Plantation Melodies, making it the perfect theme song for PURE CONFIDENCE, a play set in the high-stakes world of Civil War-era horse racing. This surprisingly funny and daring story takes a look at the complexity of race relations, love and dignity in the second half of the nineteenth century. Against a vivid backdrop of fast horses, gritty racetracks and high-stakes betting, it's an extraordinary tale of human triumphs and failings. (more...)

NBC Sports Announces 2017 BREEDERS' CUP CHALLENGE ScheduleNBC Sports Announces 2017 BREEDERS' CUP CHALLENGE Schedule
by TV News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

The Breeders' Cup and NBC Sports Group today announced the 2017 “Breeders' Cup Challenge Series: Win and You're In, presented by Lane's End Farm and America's Best Racing” television schedule of 11 live programs featuring 17 qualifying races and other major stakes on the road to the Breeders' Cup World Championships. (more...)

Rufus Wainwright, Arsenio Hall and More Coming Up This April at City Winery ChicagoRufus Wainwright, Arsenio Hall and More Coming Up This April at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The following acts are performing at City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, throughout the month of April. (more...)

Audra McDonald, WEST SIDE STORY and More Headline Cincinnati Pops 2017-18 SeasonAudra McDonald, WEST SIDE STORY and More Headline Cincinnati Pops 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and Conductor John Morris Russell have announced the details of the Pops' 2017-18 season, the first back in the Orchestra's home at Music Hall following an extensive renovation and transition season at the Taft Theatre. (more...)

Larry Kirwan's New Musical IRELAND - A HISTORY IN SONG Headed to NJLarry Kirwan's New Musical IRELAND - A HISTORY IN SONG Headed to NJ
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

On Thursday, March 30 at 7:30pm, Peter LeDonne, the Director of Community and Cultural Affairs at Bergen Community College (400 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ), will present as part of the Ciccone Theatre's Distinguished Artist Series the World Premiere of music legend Larry Kirwan's highly anticipated musical voyage and masterful tribute to Ireland and its centuries of musical genius, IRELAND-A History In Song. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Pandora Productions will announce the 2017-2018 Season when she continues the 16-17 season with: THE NANCE. Set against the backdrop of the world of burlesque, Chauncey finds something he didn't even know he was looking for only to discover that the safe world he thought he inhabited is beginning to unravel.     (more...)

East Coast Premiere Is Set For Documentary Chronicling Final Months In Life Of Rob MorsbergerEast Coast Premiere Is Set For Documentary Chronicling Final Months In Life Of Rob Morsberger
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

EAST COAST PREMIERE! Join us for a special tribute event for the singer/songwriter Rob Morsberger, a musician's musician and Croton resident who collaborated with countless artists including Patti Smith and Marshall Crenshaw, and called on his classical training to compose musical scores for "Masterpiece Theatre" and the PBS television series NOVA. (more...)

Post Position Draw: California Chrome and Arrogate Among the 12 Horses Confirmed with a Spot at the Starting Gate for the $12 Million Pegasus World Cup InvitationalPost Position Draw: California Chrome and Arrogate Among the 12 Horses Confirmed with a Spot at the Starting Gate for the $12 Million Pegasus World Cup Invitational
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

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Taylor Hicks, M. Ward, Paula Cole and More Coming Up at City Winery ChicagoTaylor Hicks, M. Ward, Paula Cole and More Coming Up at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces American Idol winner Taylor Hicks, two solo performances by M. Ward of She & Him and Monsters of Folk, Grammy Award winner Paula Cole ("I Don't Want to Wait") and more. (more...)

Pandora Productions to Present MY BIG GAY ITALIAN MIDLIFE CRISISPandora Productions to Present MY BIG GAY ITALIAN MIDLIFE CRISIS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Pandora Productions continues the 2016-2017 season and kicks off the new year with: MY BIG GAY ITALIAN MIDLIFE CRISIS. (more...)

Irish Arts Center Presents Winter Solstice at Symphony SpaceIrish Arts Center Presents Winter Solstice at Symphony Space
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Irish Arts Center brings its annual holiday celebration of Irish, American, and world music, dance and storytelling with Mick Moloney, Athena Tergis, and a cast of America's top Irish and world musicians to Symphony Space, December 16-17. (more...)

Pandora Productions to Present Terrence McNally's MOTHERS & SONSPandora Productions to Present Terrence McNally's MOTHERS & SONS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Pandora Productions continues the 2016-2017 season with the 2014 Tony Award nominee for Best Play: MOTHERS AND SONS. Arguably the most prolific playwright on LGBTQ issues, Terrence McNally, writes a dense and complicated story of a grieving mother, stuck in the past at the moment her son died from complications of AIDS. With a reputation of telling stories of the LBGTQ community with dignity, who else but Pandora could bring such a thought provoking play to the stage? (more...)

Pandora Productions to Present Terrence McNally's MOTHERS & SONSPandora Productions to Present Terrence McNally's MOTHERS & SONS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Pandora Productions continues the 2016-2017 season with the 2014 Tony Award nominee for Best Play: MOTHERS AND SONS. Arguably the most prolific playwright on LGBTQ issues, Terrence McNally, writes a dense and complicated story of a grieving mother, stuck in the past at the moment her son died from complications of AIDS. With a reputation of telling stories of the LBGTQ community with dignity, who else but Pandora could bring such a thought provoking play to the stage? (more...)

TV Characters Come to Life in CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE Tour, Hitting Chicago TonightTV Characters Come to Life in CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE Tour, Hitting Chicago Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Broadway In Chicago, Stageworks Media and Troika Entertainment present the National Touring production of CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE. Based on the best and most memorable moments from the Emmy Award-winning classic hit TV series, CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE plays the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut) tonight, September 20, through October 23, 2016. (more...)

Pandora Productions to Open 2016-17 Season with SWINGTIME CANTEENPandora Productions to Open 2016-17 Season with SWINGTIME CANTEEN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Pandora Productions begins the 2016-2017 season with Swingtime Canteen with book by Charles Busch, William Repicci and Linda Thorsen Bond. (more...)

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra And Cincinnati Pops Announce Two World Tours In 2017Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra And Cincinnati Pops Announce Two World Tours In 2017
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) and the Cincinnati Pops announced highly-anticipated international tours to Asia in March of 2017 with six performances in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and Taiwan, as well as the CSO undertaking an extensive, eleven-concert tour across Europe over three weeks in August and September. The Orchestra will be on tour for five total weeks in 2017, performing in 12 cities across seven different countries. (more...)

Cincinnati Symphony & Pops to Embark on Two International Tours in 2017Cincinnati Symphony & Pops to Embark on Two International Tours in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) and the Cincinnati Pops announced highly-anticipated international tours to Asia in March of 2017 with six performances in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and Taiwan, as well as the CSO undertaking an extensive, eleven-concert tour across Europe over three weeks in August and September. (more...)

NBC Sports to Present Woodward Stakes from Saratoga Springs, TodayNBC Sports to Present Woodward Stakes from Saratoga Springs, Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2016

Godolphin Stable's Frosted, the leading east coast Classic Division horse this year, leads a field of nine horses for the $600,000 Woodward this Today, Sept. 3, at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (more...)

NBC Sports to Present Woodward Stakes from Saratoga Springs, TodayNBC Sports to Present Woodward Stakes from Saratoga Springs, Today
by TV News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

Godolphin Stable's Frosted, the leading east coast Classic Division horse this year, leads a field of nine horses for the $600,000 Woodward this today, Sept. 3, at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (more...)

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