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BWW Review: Maureen Taylor Dazzlingly Celebrates Unheralded Composer Bob Merrill in New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits at Metropolitan Room
by Victoria Ordin - Jul 21, 2016

In her A-line black and white polka dot dress with petticoats, a lively (and lithe!) Maureen Taylor delivered an entertaining tribute to lyricist Bob Merrill at the Metropolitan Room (on July 13). Originally directed by Peter Napolitano when the show debuted in 2008-09, Taylor Made is the latest installment of Producer/Promoter Stephen Hanks' outstanding New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits, which almost always lives up to its name. (more...)

Majority of U.S. Workers Think Traditional 9-to-5 is a Thing of the Past, Finds New CareerBuilder Survey
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

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BWW Review: SENSE AND SENSIBILITY Brings Charm and Manners Back Into Style
by E.H. Reiter - Jul 21, 2016

SENSE AND SENSABILITY brings the charming wit or Asutin to The Old Globe stage thorugh August 14th. (more...)

Boys & Girls Clubs of America Host National 'Triple Play Day'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

ATLANTA, July 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ To educate today's young people about the importance of leading a life of positive health and wellness, Boys & Girls Clubs of America hosted a series of Triple Play events this summer, culminating with a national 'Triple Play Day' on July 14, 2016 at participating Clubs around the country. Triple Play is Boys & Girls Clubs of America's signature health and wellness program supported by the Anthem Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Anthem, Inc. Through the program, Boys & Girls Clubs around the country introduced kids and teens to best practices for physical health, such as fitness and nutrition, combined with critical attention towards social and emotional wellness. With more than three out of 10 young people considered obese or overweight in the United States, early education and active, socially engaging programming for youth is more critical than ever for a healthier future. Boys & Girls Clubs of America's goal is to achieve comprehensive, overall well-being for all youth that will last a lifetime. (more...)

Funny Or Die to Present 2016 ODDBALL COMEDY & CURIOUSITY FESTIVAL Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

For the fourth consecutive year, Live Nation and Funny Or Die announce the return of the world's biggest comedy tour. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Jonathan Pryce & Company Take Bows in THE MERCHANT OF VENICE at Lincoln Center Festival
by Walter McBride - Jul 21, 2016

London's critically acclaimed Shakespeare's Globe, under the artistic direction of Emma Rice, will light up US stages and screens this summer and fall, with a three-city limited engagement of The Merchant of Venice, which will play limited engagements in New York, Washington, D.C. and Chicago in July and August. Two-time Olivier- and Tony Award-winner Jonathan Pryce stars as Shylock. The production is directed by Jonathan Munby. (more...)

Eyelation Launches Safety Shoe Program
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

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Pactera Launches Moonshot Innovation Outpost
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

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Mobile Advertising Leader Kargo Expands Executive Leadership Team to Help Drive Continued International Growth
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

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Michael Cerveris Tells How He Got The Idea To Bring FUN HOME To Orlando
by Michael Dale - Jul 21, 2016

The Tony-winning actor realized that the anger his character feels for himself is a different version of the anger that others direct outward. (more...)

Two Sides: The Majority of U.S. Consumers Value Paper and Disagree With Digital-Only Communications
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

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Juan Gabriel to Premiere New Music Video 'La Muerte Del Palomo' on Telemundo
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

International icon Juan Gabriel will exclusively premiere his new music video, ¬ďLa Muerte del Palomo,¬Ē today on TELEMUNDO's ¬ďAl Rojo Vivo con Maria Celeste¬Ē (4pm/3c) today. (more...)

Grilling And Baseball - It Must Be Summer In Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Chicago Cubs fans now have a whole new way to combine two of America's favorite pastimes. Weber-Stephen Products LLC, the world's leading manufacturer of outdoor gas and charcoal grills, has just released its first-ever official Cubs-branded gas grill. (more...)

Julie Halston, Josh Radnor, Elizabeth Reaser and More to Lead Lincoln Center Theater's THE BABYLON LINE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that it will produce Richard Greenberg's new play THE BABYLON LINE this fall in the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65th Street). (more...)

REZ-1 Acquires International Asset Systems
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

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Prospect Theatre Company to Premiere ARCHETYPE: July 27-31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Prospect Theater Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Cara Reichel and Managing Director Melissa Huber, presentsARCHETYPE, a collection of six new mini-musicals, the culminating production of Prospect's 2016 Musical Theater Lab (the company's 10th lab production).  ARCHETYPE will play from July 27 - 31 at The Theater at the 14th Street Y (344 East 14th Street @ 1st Ave., NYC). (more...)

Liza Minnelli's TELL ME THAT YOU LOVE ME, JUNIE MOON to Debut on Blu-ray
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Olive Films, a boutique theatrical and home entertainment distribution label dedicated to bringing independent, foreign, and classic films to DVD and Blu-ray, has just announced that August 16th will be the Blu-ray debut of Liza Minnelli's Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon (1970). (more...)

Photo Flash: Donna McKechnie & Tony Sheldon Star in ICON
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Tony Award-winner¬†Donna McKechnie¬†(A Chorus Line) and Tony & Olivier Award-Nominee¬†Tony Sheldon¬†(Priscilla, Queen of the Desert) will star in The New York Musical Festival's (NYMF) upcoming production of¬†ICON,¬†a romantic new musical with book by¬†Sebastian Michael¬†and music & lyrics by¬†Jonathan Kaldor.¬† Paul Stancato¬†directs and choreographs a cast of 14, which also includes¬†Colin Anderson*,¬†Leslie Becker*,¬†Patrick Connaghan*, Chase Crandell*, Chloe Holgate*, Charlotte Maltby*, Ben McHugh*, Kalia Medeiros*, Erika Peterson, Chris Ramirez*, Casey Shane*,¬†and¬†Sam Simahk*.¬†¬†With a seven piece orchestra,¬†ICON¬†is being staged at¬†The Duke on 42nd Street - a NEW 42ND STREET¬ģ Project, 229 West 42nd Street (bet. 7th and 8th Aves.) in NYC for five performances from Wednesday, July 20 through¬†Tuesday, July 26, 2016. ¬†*Member, Actors' Equity Association. (more...)

Birgitte Hjort Sorensen Will Join Janet McTeer and Liev Schreiber in LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Danish actress Birgitte Hjort Sorensen (Pitch Perfect 2, 'Vinyl') will make her Broadway debut as 'Madame de Tourvel' alongside Tony Award winners Janet McTeer and Liev Schreiber in the Donmar Warehouse production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Christopher Hampton, directed by the Donmar's Artistic Director Josie Rourke. Ms. Sorensen previously appeared on the Donmar stage in Ms. Rourke's 2014 production of Coriolanus opposite Tom Hiddleston. (more...)

Exhibit House, Absolute Exhibits, Expands Team with Five New Hires
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

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Kapor Center for Social Impact Inaugurates New Building in Uptown Oakland
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

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The Yard Presents Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

CITIZEN Monday, August 8, 2016 at 7PM at the MV High School Performing Arts Center (PAC) in Oak Bluffs. Tickets: $35 (General); $20 (Seniors/Students/Military); $5 (Children under 12). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Chicago's HAMILTON Miguel Cervantes Introduces 'Hamilvantes' at #Ham4Ham
by Stage Tube - Jul 20, 2016

At today's #Ham4Ham, Rory O'Malley introduced the Chicago production of Hamilton's leading man, Miguel Cevantes, aka #Hamilvantes! In preparation for his Chicago debut as Alexander Hamilton, Cervantes will play the role on Broadway on July 25. (more...)

Tut'Zanni Theatre Company to Premiere BEEP & BOP at San Francisco Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Tut'Zanni Theatre Company presents Beep & Bop, a part of the 25th Annual San Francisco Fringe Festival, running September 9 - 24, 2016. Where hunger and imagination collide, there you will find Beep & Bop. (more...)

Dance, Bluegrass, Music, Comedy, Lectures and More Set for Schimmel Center's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Schimmel Center is proud to announce the 2016-2017 season at The Schimmel Center at Pace University located at 3 Spruce Street between Park Row and Gold Street in downtown Manhattan, near City Hall, the new Fulton Street stop and the Brooklyn Bridge. (more...)

Casting Announced for Writers Theatre's 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Writers Theatre Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce casting for the first five plays of the company's 25th Anniversary Season.  (more...)

Ruthie Ann Miles, Patrick Page and More to Bring 'BROADWAY VILLAINS' to Life at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Feeling maligned? Misunderstood? Decidedly,...un-perky? The villains of Broadway are here to cure your woes - with cobwebs, hexes, and a bevy of songs in minor keys. Grab your trustiest minion, join in the revelry with an incredible cast of your favorite baddies, and celebrate with those of us who simply haven't had our sides of the story told. (more...)

The Dance Center Aids Chicago Companies with Driehaus Foundation Grant
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago, long committed to offering Chicago's small and mid-sized contemporary dance companies opportunities for artistic development and performance, is piloting an expansion of its Subsidized Theater Rental Program and a Production Residency program, thanks to a 2016-17 season grant from The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation. (more...)

The Syndicate to Bring CIVILITY! to Hamlin Park Fieldhouse Theater This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

This August, ensemble theater company The Syndicate will bring Civility! to the Hamlin Park Fieldhouse Theater in the company's first performance in Chicago. (more...)

VIDEO: Playwright Calvin Alexander Ramsey's Documentary THE GREEN BOOK CHRONICLES Tells Of Getting Around Jim Crow
by Michael Dale - Jul 20, 2016

First a play, then a children's book and soon a documentary, THE GREEN BOOK CHRONICLES tells of a guide for African American travelers. (more...)

Broadway's SOMETHING ROTTEN! Set for Chicago's Oriental Theatre Next Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Broadway In Chicago will welcome the completely original new musical Something Rotten!, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award and Tony Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Tony Award nominees Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell, will play Chicago's Oriental Theatre (24 W Randolph) July 11-23, 2017. (more...)

Bruce Campbell Horror Film Festival Announces Full Lineup
by Movies News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Bruce Campbell's Horror Film Festival today announced the full lineup for its third annual festivities on August 18-21, in conjunction with Wizard World Chicago. (more...)

Hailee Steinfeld to Be Featured in Cotton Incorporated 'Find Your Favorite' Promotion
by Movies News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Cotton Incorporated is heading back to school this season with a new experiential promotion within 30 GGP retail properties across the United States. (more...)

The Marriott Theatre to Present HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

From the bustling streets of 1960's New York City comes the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning musical comedy, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, continuing The Marriott Theatre's acclaimed 2016 Season, previewing August 24, running through October 16 with a press opening on Wednesday, August 31 at 8 p.m. at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Chats RIO, HALLELUJAH BABY
by Behind the Curtain - Jul 20, 2016

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and underappreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: June is bustin' out all over and the birds are flying down to Rio! (more...)

The Elbphilharmonie Hamburg to Open in January 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Located in the modern HafenCity area of Hamburg, on the banks of the Elbe River, the spectacular building designed by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron houses three concert halls, a large music education area, the Plaza - a 360¬į public viewing platform with views over the whole city from a height of 37 meters above ground level - and a hotel. The orchestra in residence, the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, will perform two special opening concerts led by its chief conductor Thomas Hengelbrock on January 11 and 12, 2017. (more...)

MR. MYSTERIO PODCAST Premieres First Episode on iTunes Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

MR. MYSTERIO PODCAST, a twice-monthly narrative audio show which follows our host, Mr. Mysterio, through all the hopes, struggles, and triumphs of your average amateur astrologer and untrained advice columnist will premiere its first episode via iTunes on July 20th. (more...)

ArcLight Cinemas Presents 2nd Annual Women In Entertainment Summit This November
by Movies News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

On November 10 th, 2016, ArcLight Cinemas, a premier moviegoing destination, will present the second annual ArcLight Presents Women in Entertainment Summit. (more...)

Orion Ensemble to Open 24th Season with Wintle Commission, Mozart, Zemlinsky
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

To open its 24th season, The Orion Ensemble, winner of the prestigious Chamber Music America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, presents 'Collage of Colors,' welcoming guest violist Stephen Boe. (more...)

All-Female Cast Set for Halcyon Theatre's FEFU AND HER FRIENDS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Chicago's Halcyon Theatre announces casting for Fefu and Her Friends by Maria Irene Fornes, the first show of the company's 11th season. (more...)

THE WEDDING WARRIOR to Hit NYC and Chicago Fringe this Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Upcoming performances include runs at The 20th Anniversary New York International Fringe Festival and the Chicago Fringe Festival with 3 special fundraising performances in Islamorada. Listed below is  the ticketing info for all three runs in Islamorada, NYC and Chicago:  (more...)

BWW Interview: Welcome to the Age of Javilton; Meet HAMILTON Alternate Turned Leading Man, Javier Mu√Īoz!
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 20, 2016

After over 300 performances on Broadway, a sold-out run at the Public Theater, eleven Tony Awards, a Grammy Award, a Pulitzer Prize and countless other honors, HAMILTON creator Lin-Manuel Miranda has said goodbye to the role for which he'll be forever remembered. What comes next? The age of Javilton. Javier Mu√Īoz has been the Hamilton alternate dating back to the musical's early development and debut at the Public Theatre in January 2015, as well as throughout the Broadway engagement. Now he has officially taken over the title role- something he has past experience with.¬†He previously took over the role of Usnavi - again, replacing¬†Miranda - in the latter's Tony-winning Best Musical IN THE HEIGHTS. (more...)

Shattered Globe Theatre Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Shattered Globe Theatre is pleased to announce the first two productions of its 2016-17 Season, kicking off this fall with a revival of Pulitzer Prize winner Sam Shepard's quintessential American drama TRUE WEST, directed by James Yost. The production will feature Shattered Globe Ensemble Members Joseph Wiens, Kevin Viol and Rebecca Jordan with Rob Frankel.   (more...)

Casting for TRUE WEST Announced at Shattered Globe Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Shattered Globe Theatre kicks off their season this fall with a revival of Pulitzer Prize winner Sam Shepard's quintessential American drama TRUE WEST, directed by James Yost. The production will feature Shattered Globe Ensemble Members Joseph Wiens, Kevin Viol and Rebecca Jordan with Rob Frankel.   (more...)

Reelz to Premiere Documentary Special ROBIN WILLIAMS: BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, 8/28
by TV News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

REELZ today announced the two-hour documentary special ROBIN WILLIAMS: BEHIND CLOSED DOORS which gives viewers an intimate look at his life (more...)

Erasing the Distance presents THROUGH MY DAUGHTER'S EYES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Erasing the Distance continues its 2016 PopUp Series with: The world premiere of THROUGH MY DAUGHTER'S EYES, THREE PERFORMANCES ONLY! Friday, August 19 at 8:00pm and Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 4:00 pm and 8:00pm. Mankind Project, 1900 W Fulton St, Chicago, IL. Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at door. To purchase tickets, visit http://tmde.brownpapertickets.com/. (more...)

Special Deals at Pride Films and Plays' BITE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Pride Films and Plays will complete its fun summer in Mary's Attic with the world premiere of BITE: A Pucking Queer Cabaret, PFP Artistic Associate Derek Van Barham's immersive, pop-rock ode to A Midsummer Night's Dream. As Puck and the other fairies at Mary's prepare for a celebration, their world is rocked by news of a break-up between their King and Queen. When four mortals wander up the stairs, they get caught in a web of drinking and deception, as they become pawns in a magical game of love, 400 years in the making. Mary's Attic will be filled with music, dance, and fairies of all kinds, as BITE retells one of the Bard's beloved love stories through a queer lens. (more...)

Photo Flash: Pride Films and Plays' BITE!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Pride Films and Plays will complete its fun summer in Mary's Attic with the world premiere of BITE: A Pucking Queer Cabaret, PFP Artistic Associate Derek Van Barham's immersive, pop-rock ode to A Midsummer Night's Dream. As Puck and the other fairies at Mary's prepare for a celebration, their world is rocked by news of a break-up between their King and Queen. When four mortals wander up the stairs, they get caught in a web of drinking and deception, as they become pawns in a magical game of love, 400 years in the making. Mary's Attic will be filled with music, dance, and fairies of all kinds, as BITE retells one of the Bard's beloved love stories through a queer lens. (more...)

ShawChicago to Present George Bernard Shaw's MISALLIANCE This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

ShawChicago presents George Bernard Shaw's farce on the fashionable, Misalliance. Performances run September 17 - October 10 at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60610. (more...)

Illustrious Conductor James Levine is Back Home at Ravinia for Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

James Levine has returned to Ravinia for the first time since completing his music directorship in 1993 to prepare the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus for the Ravinia Women's Board's 50th Anniversary Gala. On Saturday, July 23, Levine will celebrate the 45th anniversary of his concurrent Ravinia and CSO debuts, by conducting Mahler's Second Symphony, the first piece he ever conducted at Ravinia-on June 24, 1971. Saturday's soloists will be soprano Ying Fang and mezzo-soprano Karen Cargill. A large video screen will be erected on the lawn to show the concert in detail. (more...)

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