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46th Street Theatre (New York, NY)
226 W.46th St.

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Based on the play Chicago by Maurine Dallas Watkins

Escrito por Fred Ebb y Bob Fosse, con mķsica de John Kander y letras de Fred Ebb, Chicago ha sido visto por mŠs de 17 millones de espectadores en todo el mundo, y ha recaudado la espectacular cifra de mŠs de 850 millones de důlares. Ambientado en medio de la extravagante decadencia de los aŮos 20, este musical cuenta la historia de Roxie Hart y Velma Kelly, dos mujeres ambiciosas encerradas por crŪmenes pasionales, que luchan por conseguir el favor de Billy Flynn, un famoso abogado que utiliza a la prensa sensacionalista para conseguir la libertad de sus clientes.



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Photo Coverage: Jeff McCarthy Takes Bows in KUNSTLER at Barrington Stage Company
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 26, 2017

The flyers on the seats at Barrington Stage Company's St Germain Stage were from a 1995 college appearance by William Kunstler, They said in bold letters 'BOYCOTT - Kunstler is a sellout and a hypocrite His defense of Traiters; Terrorists; and Rapists is an insult to the causes for what which he once stood.' Well, these flyers were correct about Jeff McCarthy in Kunstler being a 'sell out' (audience-wise) at Barrington Stage with his brilliant portrayal of the famed defense lawyer. (more...)

Swarming Branch's New 'Surreal Number' Out Today
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

The band's name is a reference to both the nature of its membership, which is intentionally and perpetually in flux, and its sound, which features densely worded slant rhyme over intertwining, capricious, often improvised melodies. (more...)

Dispatch Shares 'Painted Yellow Lines'; New Album 'America, Location 12' Out This June
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Dispatch are gearing up for the release of their new album America, Location 12 on June 2nd, 2017 via their label Bomber Records/Kobalt by sharing another brand new song from the record, ¬ďPainted Yellow Lines,¬Ē today, May 26th. (more...)

The Neo-Fututurists Announce Next Month's Line-up
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

 The Neo-Futurists are proud to announce, in addition to a new HVAC system at The Neo-Futurarium, a special pre-season showing of Ensemble Member Kirsten Riiber's Neo-Lab production Tangles and Plaques, Thursday, June 15 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

See SPAMILTON at the Royal George for $35
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Today, the producers of "Spamilton," the critically acclaimed parody of "Hamilton," announced that select tickets to the Chicago production are available for Tuesday and Wednesday evening performances for $35.  The critically hailed production is now playing in an open-ended run at the Royal George Theatre (1641 N. Halsted). (more...)

EXIT Theatre to Present World Premiere of A LIFE ON THE OCEAN WAVE
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

This July, EXIT Theatre is proud to present A Life On The Ocean Wave, a collaboratively-constructed multi-disciplinary original play with a jaunty subtitle: Being a Merrie Evening of Genuine Sea Chanty Sing-Along, and Also a Historically and Scientifically Accurate Account of a Sailor's Life at Sea, in Which Ghosts Appear and Have Something to Say. (more...)

VIDEO: WAR PAINT Cast Album Out Today; Go Inside the Studio with New Medley!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Ghostlight Records has released the Original Broadway Cast Recording of the new musical War Paint - starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole - in digital and streaming formats today, Friday, May 26. Watch a special new 'War Paint Medley' music video featuring three of the show's most acclaimed songs - 'Forever Beautiful,' 'Pink' and 'Face to Face' - below! The video includes exclusive footage from both the recording studio and the stage production, in addition to historical photography. (more...)

Scoop: JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE 5/29 - 6/4 on ABC
by TV Scoop - May 26, 2017

Get all the scoop on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE 5/29 - 6/4, airing on ABC (more...)

3rd Annual RED NOST DAY Raises Over $35 Million for Children In Need
by TV News Desk - May 26, 2017

The third annual RED NOST DAY took place today concluding a six-week campaign of activity across the country. The campaign raised at least $35 million to help children in need, and has now raised more than $95 million in its first three years in the U.S. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 26, 2017
by - May 26, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 26 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Juliet Fischer
by Broadway's Backbone - May 26, 2017

n this episode: Juliet Fischer was on track to be a Prima-Ballerina until the puberty fairy came a smacked her with a wand. After years of touring, being a Rockette, and toe tapping in PBS' 'Crazy for You' she finally made her Broadway debut. (more...)

BWW Interview: An Evening of 'Short Stories' and a Song Book To Die For: THE ALL NIGHT STRUT
by Carla Maria Verdino-SŁllwold - May 26, 2017

¬ďThe All Night Strut has a songbook to die for! It may not be as riotously funny as The Irish and How They Got Way was,¬Ē says Maine State Music Theatre's Artistic Director Curt Dale Clark, but I know from experience that the audience will leave the theatre exhilarated!¬Ē Clark, who will co-produce the show with Anita Stewart, Artistic Director of Portland Stage, describes the musical revue as ¬ďa collection of vignettes, each of which plays out before the next one begins. It is sort of like an evening of short stories that paints a colorful and poignant picture of 20th century America in the years of the Great Depression, World War II, and the post-war.¬Ē (more...)

National Sawdust Curator Anthony Roth Costanzo presents Re-Imagined Handel Cantata This July
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

This summer, countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo, a "bona-fide star" (New Yorker) of the Metropolitan Opera, Berlin Philharmonic, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, English National Opera, Canadian Opera Company, LA Opera, and Glyndebourne, returns as one of twelve curators to Brooklyn's artist-led National Sawdust (NS), where he will present and perform in a radical reimagining of Handel's dramatic cantata Aci, Galatea e Polifemo, a co-production of National Sawdust and San Francisco's Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale (led by conductor Nicholas McGegan). (more...)

American-Made Hydrox' Cookies Goes Clean Label!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

As Mondelez shifts its cookie and snack production to Mexico (including Oreo), and continues to use high fructose corn sweeteners, GMO flours and partially hydrogenated oils, LEAF Brands, maker of Hydrox the "original sandwich cookie,"will announce at the 2017 Sweets and Snacks show in Chicago that they have improved their flagship sandwich snack cookie, Hydrox by moving to a clean label formula and non-GMO. (more...)

Bonnie Brooks Announces Departure from Dance Center
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Bonnie Brooks, Presenting Series Director and Lead Curator for the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago and Columbia College Chicago Dance Department Associate Professor, has announced her departure, effective May 31, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Barrel of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Barrel of Monkeys invites you to enjoy a line-up of brand new stories this summer at THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Attack of the Phantom of the BBQ directed by Mary Tilden, playing Mondays at 8 pm from June 19 - July 17 and August 7 - 28, 2017 at the Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

Palm Beach Dramaworks Announces A New Cabaret Series
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Come hear the music play! Palm Beach Dramaworks is pleased to announce the launching of its first-ever cabaret series, which will take place in the Perlberg Studio Theatre. The premiere event, which runs from June 9 - June 11, features local favorite Laura Hodos performing her acclaimed show, Julie and Mary and Ethel and Babs!, a program of songs associated with musical theatre legends Julie Andrews, Mary Martin, Ethel Merman, and Barbra Streisand. Selections include numbers from such shows as My Fair Lady, South Pacific, The Sound of Music, Gypsy, and Funny Girl. Hodos will be accompanied by Paul Reekie at the piano. (more...)

Axwell Ingrosso Release Debut EP 'More Than You Know'
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Today, Axwell / Ingrosso have released their highly-anticipated 'More Than You Know' EP. The debut EP from the Swedish duo includes four tracks, including and lead single 'More Than You Know' and 'Renegade' (more...)

Upcoming Events at the Auditorium Theatre Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Upcoming events have been announced for Auditorium Theatre. See the full lineup below! (more...)

A Red Orchid Theatre to Host Reading of ANGELS IN AMERICA to Benefit the ACLU
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

A Red Orchid Theatre hosts a benefit reading of Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches by Tony Kushner. Conceived as a response from Chicago theatre artists to the current political climate, the event's proceeds will benefit A Red Orchid Theatre and the Chicago chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). (more...)

BLUE MAN GROUP Announces Summer Performance Schedule
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Blue Man Group, continuing its open run at Chicago's Briar Street Theatre (3133 N. Halsted), is heating things up this summer with an expanded performance schedule that will provide audiences with additional opportunities to live in full color this summer. The robust performance calendar includes performances on Memorial Day (May 29), Father's Day (June 18) and Fourth of July. (more...)

Sturgill Simpson to join Guns N' Roses on Select Stadium Tour Dates this August
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Sturgill Simpson will join Guns N' Roses on select stadium tour dates this August including Denver'sMile High Stadium on August 2, Little Rock's AR War Memorial Stadium on August 5 and Miami'sMarlins Stadium on August 8.  (more...)

Odyssey Theatre Revives Powerful Musical Revue JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN PARIS
by Rebecca Russo - May 25, 2017

Naughty, funny, dark and romantic: Odyssey Theatre Ensemble presents a revival of Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, the off-Broadway hit by Eric Blau and Mort Shuman that introduced American audiences to the Belgian singer-songwriter known as the "Bob Dylan of France." Director Dan Fishbach and musical director Anthony Lucca helm Jacques Brel… for a July 1 opening at the Odyssey, where it will continue through Aug. 27. (more...)

Photo Flash: Penny Fuller and Anita Gillette Bring SIN TWISTERS, TOO to Birdland
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

On Monday, May 22 at 7pm, the Broadway at Birdland concert series presented legendary Broadway and television stars Anita Gillette and Penny Fuller on the historic stage in Sin Twisters, Too. BroadwayWorld has photos from the concert below! (more...)

Brandon Uranowitz to Serve as STARS IN THE ALLEY Social Media Host; Performers Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

STARS IN THE ALLEY is proud to announce that 2017 Tony Award Nominee for Falsettos Brandon Uranowitz will serve as social media correspondent for the 2017 concert. He will be on hand to cover the event live on Twitter and on Instagram bringing fans both exclusive backstage access and a unique perspective on all that's happening on stage and in the audience this year. (more...)

Jazz trumpeter Maurice 'Mobetta' Brown Announces New Album ft. Talib Kweli
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Contemporary Jazz trumpeter/MC/Producer Maurice 'Mobetta' Brown has been mentored by the great Wynton Marsalis. This renaissance man has played alongside legends Santigold, Wyclef Jean, Santana, John Legend, and more. (more...)

Beartooth Share Official Video for 'Sick Of Me' Directed by Marc Kasfeld
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Today, Beartooth is pleased and proud to share the official video for their single 'Sick Of Me.' (more...)

Organist Paul Jacobs Receives Honorary Degree from Washington and Jefferson College
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Grammy-Award winning organist Paul Jacobs has been awarded an honorary Doctor of Music degree from the venerable Washington and Jefferson College, located in Washington, Pennsylvania.  The ceremony took place on campus on Saturday afternoon, May 20, 2017. (more...)

Scoop: SUPERIOR DONUTS on CBS - Monday, May 29, 2017
by TV Scoop - May 25, 2017

Get all the scoop on SUPERIOR DONUTS, airing on CBS on Monday, May 29, 2017! (more...)

Scoop: SUPERIOR DONUTS on CBS - Thursday, June 15, 2017
by TV Scoop - May 25, 2017

Get all the scoop on SUPERIOR DONUTS, airing on CBS on Thursday, June 15, 2017! (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony and Guest Conductor Vasily Petrenko to Present the Music of St. Petersburg
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and guest conductor Vasily Petrenko immerse audiences in the music of St. Petersburg during BNY Mellon Grand Classics: Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto on June 9 and 11 at Heinz Hall. (more...)

Scoop: SUPERIOR DONUTS on CBS - Thursday, June 8, 2017
by TV Scoop - May 25, 2017

Get all the scoop on SUPERIOR DONUTS, airing on CBS on Thursday, June 8, 2017! (more...)

Songhoy Blues Release New Track 'Mali Nord (feat. Elf Kid)'
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Songhoy Blues have released 'Mali Nord (feat. Elf Kid),' the latest track from their upcoming album, Résistance, which Fat Possum Records/Transgressive Records will release on Friday, June 16th. (more...)

Scoop: SUPERIOR DONUTS on CBS - Thursday, May 25, 2017
by TV Scoop - May 25, 2017

Get all the scoop on SUPERIOR DONUTS, airing on CBS on Thursday, May 25, 2017! (more...)

Scoop: SUPERIOR DONUTS on CBS - Monday, May 29, 2017
by TV Scoop - May 25, 2017

Get all the scoop on SUPERIOR DONUTS, airing on CBS on Monday, May 29, 2017! (more...)

Scoop: SUPERIOR DONUTS on CBS - Thursday, June 1, 2017
by - May 25, 2017

Get all the scoop on SUPERIOR DONUTS, airing on CBS on Thursday, June 1, 2017! (more...)

Chicago Acting Couple Paula Scrofano and John Reeger to Star in THE GIN GAME at Drury Lane
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre continues its 2017-2018 season with the Pulitzer-winning play The Gin Game written by D.L. Coburn, featuring Jeff Award winners Paula Scrofano and John Reeger, and directed by Ross Lehman. (more...)

Jordan Harrison's THE AMATEURS to Bring 14th-Century Pageant Players to the Vineyard
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce that Vineyard Theatre's 2017-2018 season will include the world premiere of THE AMATEURS by Jordan Harrison (2015 Pulitzer Prize finalist for MARJORIE PRIME) directed by Oliver Butler (THE OPEN HOUSE, Obie Award for Direction). (more...)

Chicago Tap Theatre presents CHANGES 6/30
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Artistic Director Mark Yonally and Chicago Tap Theatre (CTT) are proud to present Changes, a science fiction tap dance story show set to all-new arrangements of the music of David Bowie, directed by Harrison McEldowney, based on an original show created by Chicago Tap Theatre, choreography by Yonally with musical arrangements and direction by Kurt Schweitz, June 30 - July 16, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Opening night is Friday, June 30 at 7:30 p.m. The performance schedule is Fridays and Saturdays 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.  Tickets are $37 for adults, $30 for seniors and $23 for students and dancers. Group discounts are also available. For tickets, go to ChicagoTapTheatre.com or call the Stage 773 box office at 773.327.5252.  A preview rehearsal is open to the press by request at the Joel Hall Dance Center, 5965 N. Clark Street. (more...)

World Premiere Play T Opens Tonight at American Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

American Theater Company (ATC) opens the world premiere of Dan Aibel's T. tonight, Thursday, May 25. The competitive ice skating saga is directed by Margot Bordelon and features Guy Massey (Al), Leah Raidt (T.), ensemble member Tyler Ravelson (Jeff), Kelli Simpkins (Joanne) and Nate Whelden (Shawn).   (more...)

Mile Square Theatre presents The 7th Annual New Jersey One-Minute Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

The NEW JERSEY ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL (#1MPF) returns to for its seventh year, beginning a new and exciting partnership with Mile Square Theatre. The marathon evening of one-minute plays by over 30 of New Jersey's established and emerging playwrights and directors plays three performances only, Saturday, June 24th at 8pm, and Sunday, June 25th at 3pm & 7pm, 1400 Clinton St, Hoboken, NJ 07030. Tickets, priced at $20, are currently available at www.milesquaretheatre.org (more...)

Horton Foote's THE TRAVELING LADY to Bow Next Month at Cherry Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Cherry Lane Theatre's Founder's Project will celebrate 100 years of Horton Foote as they present, in a co-production with La Femme Theatre Productions, THE TRAVELING LADY, directed by Austin Pendleton.  (more...)

Sierra Boggess, Kerry Butler, and More Join CONCERT FOR AMERICA: STAND UP, SING OUT! Seattle Show
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

A special one-night-only edition of Concert for America: Stand Up, Sing Out! will be presented this summer at The 5th Avenue Theatre on Thursday, July 6 at 7:00 PM. A star-studded concert of songs, comedy and commentary, the Seattle edition of Concert for America will feature world class performers including Tony Award-winner Roger Bart (You're a Good Man Charlie Brown), Broadway star Sierra Boggess (The Little Mermaid) and Tony nominee and longtime 5th Avenue Theatre favorite Kerry Butler, who originated the role of Penny Pingleton in Hairspray at The 5th and on Broadway. Seattle's critically acclaimed Spectrum Dance Theater, Naomi Morgan, who starred as Mimi in Rent at The 5th and Caety Sagoian (Jasper in Deadland at The 5th) will also perform. Concert for America will benefit national organizations working to protect human rights. Additional performers will be announced at a later date. (more...)

BWW Review: DIRTY DANCING Steams Up Heinz Hall
by Dylan Shaffer - May 25, 2017

It's the classic story of Baby and her family vacation to Kellerman's resort. The sun is hot, the family activities are campy, and the dancing is dirtier than ever. The staged version of the 1987 movie of the same name, Dirty Dancing is a surprisingly sensational show. (more...)

Ron Pope: Billboard Premieres 'Bad For Your Health' Video
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Billboard is premiering Nashville-based independent artist Ron Pope's new video for the track ¬ďBad For Your Health.¬Ē Read their interview with him¬†[HERE] and watch/share the video [HERE]. (more...)

Carnegie Hall's Lullaby Project Reaches Mothers Through Songwriting Workshops Across the Country
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

On Friday, June 2 at 2:00 p.m., mothers, family members, musicians, and partners from New York City and across the country will gather to celebrate original songs created as part of Carnegie Hall's Lullaby Project, a program which pairs pregnant women and new mothers with professional artists to write personal lullabies for their babies. In New York City, the project reaches mothers in hospitals, homeless shelters, foster care centers, and at Rikers Island Correctional Facility. Extending across the country, Lullaby Project partner organizations work with families in over fifteen communities. The Lullaby Project supports maternal health, aids child development, and strengthens the bond between parent and child. The year-end concert on June 2, which will feature performances by mothers and artists locally as well as from partner sites across the nation, will be made available to a wider audience through a livestream on facebook.com/CarnegieHall. (more...)

Maltz Jupiter Theatre presents Free Reading of South Florida Playwright's New Play GOY TOY on 6/19
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Then you won't want to miss the Maltz Jupiter Theatre's staged reading of Goy Toy, a coming-of-age story about a young couple torn apart by religion by South Florida playwright Hannah Benitez. The play reading will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, June 19, in the Theatre's upstairs Green Room Club Level Lounge. The event is free and open to the public, though reservations are required by calling the box office. (more...)

John Dufffy Institute for New Opera presents World Premiere of KEPT
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

The Virginia Arts Festival will present the world premiere performances of the new chamber opera Kept: a ghost story at Norfolk's Attucks Theatre May 25 at 7:30 p.m. and May 28 at 3 p.m. (more...)

HITCH*COCKTAILS to Celebrate Five Years at The Annoyance Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Hitch*Cocktails - the improvised thriller (and drinking game) has been a Chicago comedy staple for 5 years, and in July the nefarious fellows are celebrating in style. Special performances will be hosted every Friday in July (July 7, 14, 21 and 28th), 2017 at The Annoyance Theatre and Bar, 851 W Belmont Ave., in Chicago. Doors open at 10:00 p.m., and the show begins shortly after. (more...)

'OSFUG' to Perform Monthly Sketch Show at UCB Chelsea
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

On June 5th, 2017, the New York-based OSFUG: The Fast Fuckin' Sketch Show will perform their monthly hour-long show at UCB Chelsea (307 West 26th Street in Manhattan) at 8:00 PM. (more...)

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