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DISASTER! Plays Matinee; Offers Canned Good Donation DiscountDISASTER! Plays Matinee; Offers Canned Good Donation Discount
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2013

DISASTER! -- the hilarious, acclaimed 1970s disaster movie musical now playing Off-Broadway at the St. Luke's Theatre (308 W. 46th Street) - is getting into the holiday spirit by adding a performance to this week's schedule - and by offering a discount for those who come with canned goods (to be donated to charity). Those who come to the St. Luke's Theatre today, November 29th with 2 canned goods will be eligible to purchase $25 tickets to that afternoon's special matinee performance at 1:30 PM. All collected canned goods will be donated to charity. The St. Luke's Box Office will open at on Friday, 12/29 at Noon ($25 tickets are available IN-PERSON ONLY on a first-come, first-served basis while supply lasts). (more...)

Must Watch DVR Alert! BARBRA STREISAND: BACK TO BROOKLYN Airs on PBS's Great Performances TonightMust Watch DVR Alert! BARBRA STREISAND: BACK TO BROOKLYN Airs on PBS's Great Performances Tonight
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 29, 2013

With our apologies to Lea Michele, there truly is only ONE Barbra Streisand and on PBS tonight the legendary star 'sings them all' from FUNNY GIRL to GYPSY as only she can. For musical theatre fans of all ages, and lovers of great music, it's a can't miss television event. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway This Thanksgiving Weekend 2013!What's Playing on Broadway This Thanksgiving Weekend 2013!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 28, 2013

If your Thanksgiving Week plans include taking in a Broadway show, please take notice of the special holiday schedule for the rest of this holiday weekend. Many shows will take Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, 11/28) off, but there are plenty of options to see including BEAUTIFUL, PIPPIN, THE WINSLOW BOY, Chicago and PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. Note that most shows are adding Friday matinees and weekend performances. So plan ahead and most importantly, have a happy Thanksgiving! (more...)

Gaelectric agrees in excess of euro 90 million in fundingGaelectric agrees in excess of euro 90 million in funding
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2013

DUBLIN, Nov. 28,2013 /PRNewswire/ Dublin-based renewable energy group, Gaelectric, has announced that it has agreed in excess of 90 million in additional financing for its business. Gaelectric with its team of 50 employees is active in the development and operation of wind and energy storage projects in Ireland, the United States and the UK. (more...)

NATURAL GAS @ The Den: The Gift Theatre's improv team takes up residence Fridays in Wicker ParkNATURAL GAS @ The Den: The Gift Theatre's improv team takes up residence Fridays in Wicker Park
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2013

NATURAL GAS, the five-year-old house improv team of The Gift Theatre, has taken up residence Friday nights at Wicker Park's The Den Theatre. NATURAL GAS @ The Den shows will alternate between entirely improvised group sets (NATURAL GAS) and a two-person, entirely improvised show featuring Michael Patrick Thornton with a guest (NATURAL GAS presents: YOU & ME (Michael Patrick Thornton)). On Friday, November 29, special guest Ed Flynn joins Thornton's two-person show. An updated schedule can be found at thegifttheatre.org/shows-events/gas-the-den (more...)

Tickets and Sponsorships Available for New Year's Eve Soiree Planned at the Palmer House HiltonTickets and Sponsorships Available for New Year's Eve Soiree Planned at the Palmer House Hilton
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2013

New Year's Eve Soiree at The Palmer House Hilton in Chicago will ring in 2014. Sponsored by Yelp Chicago, The Chicago Sun Times, and Kiss FM, New Year's Eve Soiree 2014 will benefit the Starlight Children's Foundation - Midwest Chapter. This lavish event will feature music, a pre-party, a post-party, and cocktails. Guests of New Year's Eve Soiree 2014 will enjoy a top shelf hosted cocktail reception featuring martinis, imports, and wine. General Admission attendees will enjoy four ballrooms of entertainment, a lavish buffet and variety of hors d'oeuvres from Chicago's Top Chef, exquisite chocolates & desserts, celebrity DJs, live video mixing, confetti storm, party favors, noisemakers, six drink tickets, and coat check. VIP attendees will have access to six ballrooms of entertainment, exclusive VIP ballrooms with private bartenders and buffets, a super top shelf hosted cocktail reception, 6 premium drink tickets, and access to Chicago's hottest party band. Guests can take part in live casino gambling, carnival games, and a champagne toast at midnight. Additional drinks only $1 per drink with proceeds benefiting a good cause. Over 80 staffed bartenders and servers will be available to meet the needs of party goers, eliminating long drink lines. New Year's Eve Soiree 2014 at The Palmer House Hilton in Chicago is also offering exclusive giveaways. Guests can win an a night in the Penthouse Suite, a weekend getaway, an exclusive VIP table service giveaway at the pre-party, and exclusive photo shoot with the photographer. As the New Year's Eve date becomes near, more exclusive giveaways from New Year's Eve Soiree 2014 at The Palmer House Hilton Chicago will be announced. Contests can be entered on the New Year's Eve 2014 Palmer House Hilton website at http://Chicagonye.com/wordpress/?page_id=112#contests. There are a limited number of tickets available to this spectacular event. Guests are encouraged to purchase tickets to New Year's Eve Soiree 2014 early to secure entrance into the event. Early bird pricing special will end soon. Tickets can be purchased online at http://Chicagonye.com. A limited number of VIP tables are also available for reserved seating. VIP tables include: everything included in the general admission levels, top shelf bottle and table service (including Champagne, Red Bull, and Top Shelf Drinks), reserved seating with VIP amenities, a VIP hostess to seat your party, and a private VIP server to deliver drinks (Sit back and Relax VIP Style). To reserve a VIP table, visit http://Chicagonye.com/wordpress/?page_id=11#vip_table. Event time is 9:00pm - 2:00am on December 31, 2013. Formal dress attire is required. You must be 21 years of age or older to attend. Proper identification is required upon entrance. For businesses looking to reach approximately 3500 plus attendees at this extravagant event, sponsorship opportunities are available. Sponsorship opportunities range from full advertising and branding opportunities to gift bag item placement. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, businesses can e-mail Chicagonye@gmail.com. About Premier Chicago Professionals: Premier Chicago Professionals helps businesses plan events. Over the past years, Premier Chicago Professionals has networked with a variety of businesses (hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, photographers, musical acts, etc.) throughout Chicago. By connecting to a diverse business market, Premier Chicago Professionals are able to customize any event to make it a great success. Premier Chicago Professionals specializes in planning, marketing, and managing a large variety of professional events of all themes and sizes. About The Palmer House Hilton: The landmark building known as the Palmer House Hilton is one of the most unique spaces in North America. The iconic Chicago hotel has been host to countless celebrated presidents and figures. The Palme House is a lively destination within walking distance of the best attractions the city of Chicago has to offer such as: Millennium Park, shopping on the famed State Street, and the Magnificent Mile. About Trust eMedia Trust eMedia is an Award-Winning Inbound Marketing Agency. The Trust eMedia team of professionals are certified in Inbound Marketing, SEO, and SEM. Trust eMedia helps businesses develop growth through inbound marketing, increasing website traffic, leads, and sales. Core specialties include: inbound marketing, content marketing, social media, and SEO. The firm has been noted for Inbound Marketer of the Month, WE Magazine's Top 100 Women in ECommerce, Top 20 Social Media Blog of 2012, and Best of Lake Geneva Web Designer 2013. (more...)

Sweet 16! Wizard World Comic Con Adds Reno, Nevada, as Sixteenth Event on 2014 Schedule, November 21-23, at Reno-Sparks Convention CenterSweet 16! Wizard World Comic Con Adds Reno, Nevada, as Sixteenth Event on 2014 Schedule, November 21-23, at Reno-Sparks Convention Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2013

Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD), the world's largest pop culture convention series, today announced the addition of Reno, Nev., to the 2014 calendar of its already largest Comic Con Tour. Wizard World Reno Comic Con, slated for November 21-23 at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center, becomes the 16th event on next year's schedule and the first ever produced by Wizard World in Nevada. Norman Reedus of 'The Walking Dead' and fellow Boondock Saints stars Sean Patrick Flanery and David Della Rocco are the first celebrities to commit to the event, which will feature additional top-level celebrities for autographs, photo ops and panel programming. Thousands of fans, many cosplaying as their favorite characters, will also enjoy meeting superstar comics creators and celebrating the best in TV and movies, pop-fi, sci-fi, video and table gaming, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and everything pop culture. Reno is the eighth new market scheduled for the 2014 tour, joining Sacramento, Calif. (March 7-9, Sacramento Convention Center); Louisville, Ky. (March 28-30, Kentucky International Convention Center); Minneapolis (May 2-4, Minneapolis Convention Center); Atlanta (May 30-June 1, Georgia World Congress Center); San Antonio (Aug. 1-3, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center); Richmond, Va. (Sept. 12-14, Greater Richmond Convention Center) and Tulsa, Okla. (Nov. 7-9, Cox Business Center). Eight cities from the 2013 schedule return next year: Portland, Ore. (Jan. 24-26, Oregon Convention Center); New Orleans (Feb. 7-9, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center); St. Louis (April 4-6, America's Center); Philadelphia (June 19-22, Pennsylvania Convention Center); Chicago (Aug. 21-24, Donald E. Stephens Convention Center); Nashville, Tenn. (Sept. 26-28, Music City Center); Austin, Texas (Oct. 2-4, Austin Convention Center); and Columbus, Ohio (Oct. 31-Nov. 2, Greater Columbus Convention Center). About Wizard World: Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD) produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking. The events often feature celebrities from movies and TV, artists and writers, and events such as premieres, gaming tournaments, panels, and costume contests. The full event schedule can be found at www.wizardworld.com. (more...)

Scottish Star Marti Pellow Set as 'Che' for UK Tour of EVITAScottish Star Marti Pellow Set as 'Che' for UK Tour of EVITA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2013

Following its critically acclaimed run in 2013 EVITA will continue to tour the UK into 2014, opening at New Theatre, Oxford on Wednesday 22 January. (more...)

Chicago's Own Treasure Island Foods Launches Elm St. Grand ReopeningChicago's Own Treasure Island Foods Launches Elm St. Grand Reopening
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2013

Chicago-made brand Treasure Island Foods is proud to announce its 50th anniversary with the grand reopening of its newly renovated Elm St. store. Festivities kickoff with a formal ribbon cutting on December 7, 2013 with Alderman Brendan Reilly at 12 PM and continue until December 15, 2013. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! to Hit the High Seas on Royal Caribbean in 2014MAMMA MIA! to Hit the High Seas on Royal Caribbean in 2014
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2013

Royal Caribbean International - the first cruise line to feature fully licensed, Tony Award-winning Broadway productions - today announced that guests onboard Quantum of the Seas will enjoy MAMMA MIA! - the smash hit musical based on the songs of Swedish pop sensation ABBA - when she sails from the New York area in November 2014. The first details of the new ship's entertainment offerings were revealed to viewers who tuned in to watch the cruise line's float, 'A World at Sea,' set sail down the streets of Manhattan as part of the 87(th) Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Sharon D Clarke and Josefina Gabrielle of Hackney Empire's PUSS IN BOOTS!BWW Interviews: Sharon D Clarke and Josefina Gabrielle of Hackney Empire's PUSS IN BOOTS!
by Carrie Dunn - Nov 28, 2013

'We're having such fun!' enthuses Sharon D Clarke. She sounds remarkably perky for someone who's just started the traditional gruelling British panto schedule. But then the Hackney Empire panto isn't your usual panto. (more...)

Are You Following BWW Yet on Twitter & Facebook?Are You Following BWW Yet on Twitter & Facebook?
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2013

Are you one of the thousands already following BroadwayWorld.com, the biggest theatre site on the net on Twitter and Facebook? (more...)

CMT CROSSROADS, ft. Fall Out Boy and The Band Perry to Premiere TodayCMT CROSSROADS, ft. Fall Out Boy and The Band Perry to Premiere Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2013

Grammy-nominated, multiplatinum band Fall Out Boy is teaming up with hot country trio The Band Perry for an all-new episode of CMT CROSSROADS, airing at a new time today, November 29 at 11 p.m., ET/PT only on CMT. (more...)

The Driehaus Museum Announces 2013 Holiday Program ScheduleThe Driehaus Museum Announces 2013 Holiday Program Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2013

Chicago -- Celebrate the season's spirit with returning favorites and new fun holiday programs at the Driehaus Museum. (more...)

Kathy Griffin Inducted into Guinness Book of World Records for Most Televised Standup SpecialsKathy Griffin Inducted into Guinness Book of World Records for Most Televised Standup Specials
by TV News Desk - Nov 27, 2013

The iconic TV personality and comedian was inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records yesterday, Griffin announced on Twitter. (more...)

Secret Theatre Adds Steampunk Twist to OLIVER!, Beg. 12/6Secret Theatre Adds Steampunk Twist to OLIVER!, Beg. 12/6
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2013

The creative team and cast has been announced for Oliver!, which begins its limited holiday run December 6 at The Secret Theatre in Long Island City, NY. Performances run through December 22, 2013. (more...)

Britni Tozzi & Whitney Morse to Lead PFP's THE CHILDREN'S HOUR; Full Cast AnnouncedBritni Tozzi & Whitney Morse to Lead PFP's THE CHILDREN'S HOUR; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2013

Director Derek Bertelsen today announced that casting has been completed for the PFP Production of Lillian Hellman's classic story of love and lies, The Children's Hour. Britni Tozzi plays Karen Wright, and Whitney Morse is Martha Dobie. PFP Ensemble Members in the cast are Nelson Rodriguez as Dr. Joseph Cardin, Michelle McKenzie-Voigt as Mrs. Lily Mortar, and Joan McGrath as Mrs. Amelia Tilford. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sarah Shaefer's I CAN'T EXPLAIN IT BETTER at Rising Phoenix Rep's CINO NIGHTSPhoto Flash: Sarah Shaefer's I CAN'T EXPLAIN IT BETTER at Rising Phoenix Rep's CINO NIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2013

Following the sold out performances and overflow crowds for its Cino Nights presentations (including new plays by Gary Sunshine, Mando Alvarado, Courtney Baron, Florencia Lozano, Kristen Palmer, Emily DeVoti, Lucy Thurber, Jessica Dickey, Adam Szymkowicz, Laura Eason, Daniel Reitz, Megan Mostyn-Brown, Dael Orlandersmith, Keith Reddin, Crystal Skillman, Charlotte Miller, Brooke Berman, Cusi Cram, Daniel Talbott, Diana Stahl, Micheline Auger, Halley Feiffer, Steve DiUbaldo, Catya McMullen, Alec Silberblatt, and Emily Zemba), Rising Phoenix Rep continued the series on Tuesday, November 26th at 8 p.m. with a new play by Sarah Shaefer titled I Can't Explain It Better Than That. BroadwayWorld has photos from the show below! (more...)

THE CHRISTMAS SCHOONER to Bring Powerful Holiday Tale to Repertory Theatre of New Britain, 12/13-22THE CHRISTMAS SCHOONER to Bring Powerful Holiday Tale to Repertory Theatre of New Britain, 12/13-22
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2013

Bristol Theatre Arts in collaboration with The Repertory Theatre of New Britain proudly announce The Christmas Schooner, a two act musical with a book by John Reeger and music and lyrics by Julie Shannon. The Christmas Schooner is based on the true story of the Rouse Simmons, a schooner whose captain transported fir trees from Michigan's Upper Peninsula to Chicago's German immigrants from the 1890's to 1912. (more...)

Capitol Symphonic Winds, CHICAGO, FOOT IN THE DOOR and More Set for The Hartt School, Dec 2013Capitol Symphonic Winds, CHICAGO, FOOT IN THE DOOR and More Set for The Hartt School, Dec 2013
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2013

The Hartt School presents a variety of music, dance, and theatre performances this December, and all are open to the public. (more...)

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