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131 West 55th St. (between 6th and 7th Avenues)

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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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Season Announcement and Residence at Strawdog Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Red Theater is proud to announce its 2017-2018 sixth season in Chicago to take place at Strawdog Theatre Company's new location 1802 W Berenice Ave, Chicago, IL 60613. (more...)

BWW Feature: Aaron Nichols on A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
by Katherine Waddell - Mar 30, 2017

This upcoming weekend, the South Bend Civic Theatre will be opening their newest drama, A Streetcar Named Desire, by Tennessee Williams. The director of the production, Aaron Nichols, had these words to share on the play that is considered one of the greatest works of theatre from the 20th century: (more...)

Hubbard Street Launches DREAMTIX For Chicago Public Schools
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Hubbard Street Board Chair Sara Albrecht and Kathryn Humphreys, the company's Director of Youth, Education and Community programs, are proud to announce the successful launch of Hubbard Street's new ticket access for Chicago Public School students and guardians, DreamTix, during its Spring Series performances March 16¬Ė19 at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance. (more...)

Pivot Arts Announces 5th PIVOT ARTS FESTIVAL 6/1-11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Pivot Arts¬†is pleased to announce its 5th¬†annual¬†PIVOT ARTS FESTIVAL, a celebration of innovative performances and multi-disciplinary works throughout Chicago's Uptown and Edgewater neighborhoods from¬†June 1 ¬Ė June 11, 2017. (more...)

Maestro Thierry Fischer To Lead Utah Symphony In ELGAR'S VIOLIN CONCERTO, 4/7-8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

On¬†April 7¬†and¬†8¬†at¬†7:30 PM, Music Director¬†Thierry Fischer¬†conducts the Utah Symphony and guest violinist¬†Fumiaki Miura¬†in Elgar's Violin Concerto. Also on the repertoire is Pierre Boulez's arrangement of Maurice Ravel's ¬ďFrontispice,¬Ē and the famed Ravel orchestration of Modest Mussorgsky's ¬ďPictures at an Exhibition,¬Ē featuring a rare opportunity to hear the original tenor tuba owned by Ravel himself played during the ¬ďBydlo¬Ē movement. (more...)

John Leguizamo's LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS Extends at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The Public Theater announced today that three final performances have been added to the critically acclaimed New York premiere of Latin History for Morons, created and performed by John Leguizamo. Directed by Tony Taccone, this fiercely funny, satirical one-man show was inspired by Leguizamo's observation that Latinos are essentially invisible in the standard American history curriculum. (more...)

Singer-Songwriter and Stage Vet Morgan James to Release RECKLESS ABANDON Album; Announces Spring Tour Dates!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

New York soul singer-songwriter Morgan James announces the release of her sophomore album, Reckless Abandon (via her own Hedonist Records) on April 7th with an extensive tour, featuring appearances in NYC, Hollywood, Washington, D.C., Chicago and more (see tour dates and album track listing below). (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses an Obscure Loesser Show and Scott Siegel's Genius
by Behind the Curtain - Mar 29, 2017

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business.This Week: Revisiting an obscure Frank Loesser & praising the genius of Scott Siegel. (more...)

ESPN Radio's 20th Major League Baseball Season Begins Opening Day 4/2
by TV News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

ESPN Radio's 20th Major League Baseball season of 71 games will include multiple appearances from several top teams including the defending World Series Champion Chicago Cubs, the New York Mets, the New York Yankees, the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers. (more...)

Dianne Wiest to Lead Yale Rep's HAPPY DAYS at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience will present the Yale Repertory Theatre production of Samuel Beckett's masterpiece Happy Days. Two-time Academy Award-winner Dianne Wiest (Hannah and Her Sisters, Bullets over Broadway) plays Winnie, widely considered modern drama's pinnacle female role, alongside Jarlath Conroy, who plays Willie, directed by Yale Repertory Theatre Artistic Director James Bundy. (more...)

Pandora & Trey Songz Team for Tour Pre-Sale & Beats Between The Sheets Station Take Over
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

PANDORA and Atlantic recording artist TREY SONGZ partner for a 'Beats Between The Sheets' station takeover and a series of tour pre-sales. (more...)

THE VOICE Is #1 Show of the Night in 18-49 as NBC Wins Its 13th Straight Tuesday
by TV News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

NBC wins its 13th straight Tuesday in adults 18-49, with ¬ďThe Voice¬Ē ranking as the #1 show of the night. (more...)

Highland Park Players to Offer TRIPLE THREAT Musical Theatre Workshop This June
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Highland Park Players' 'Triple Threat' is a four-week comprehensive musical theater workshop program for children, building and coordinating in acting, singing and dance. (more...)

Breaking News: Bianca Marroquin, Constantine Maroulis, Beth Malone, John Tartaglia & More Join the Muny's 99th Season!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The Muny announced today 21 principal cast members for its 99th season. Full company casting will be announced throughout April. The 2017 Muny season opens with Jesus Christ Superstar followed by Disney's The Little Mermaid and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. The season continues with the premiere of All Shook Up! and a newly re- envisioned The Unsinkable Molly Brown. Season 99 closes with A Chorus Line and the much- anticipated Muny debut of Newsies. (more...)

Guillermo Calderon's Politically Charged KISS to Make West Coast Debut at the Odyssey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Damascus, Syria: 2014. Four friends gather to watch their favorite soap opera on TV - but are all the unspoken passions on the screen? Is anything really what it seems to be? Odyssey Theatre Ensemble presents a politically charged and emotionally urgent new play by acclaimed Chilean playwright Guillermo Calderon. Bart DeLorenzo directs the West Coast premiere of Kiss for an April 29 opening at the Odyssey Theatre. (more...)

Orion Ensemble to Conclude Season with WIT AND PASSION in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The Orion Ensemble, winner of the prestigious Chamber Music America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, welcomes back guest violist Stephen Boe for a program of 'Wit and Passion' to conclude its 24th season. (more...)

American Lyric Theater and The Morgan Library & Museum Present ALT Alumni in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

American Lyric Theater (ALT) and The Morgan Library & Museum present ALT Alumni: Composers & Librettists in Concert on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 3pm at The Morgan Library & Museum in the Gilder Lehrman Hall, 225 Madison Avenue, NYC.  (more...)

Gabourey Sidibe, Roxane Gay, Laura Kipnis and Arundhati Roy Headline 2017 CHFNow Summer Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The Chicago Humanities Festival has announced its slate of Summer CHFNow events featuring Gabourey Sidibe, Roxane Gay, Laura Kipnis, and Arundhati Roy. (more...)

California Symphony Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The California Symphony today announced its 2017-18 season, its thirty-first, and its fifth with Music Director Donato Cabrera. The season includes a world premiere and a West Coast premiere, first performances of Mozart's Requiem and Sibelius's Third Symphony, the first performances in more than 20 years of Beethoven's Symphony No. 6, Pastoral, and Mahler's Symphony No. 4, the first performance of a work of Mahler's since the Orchestra's 1997-98 season. The Orchestra also welcomes guest soloists Haochen Zhang in Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 2; soprano Maria Valdes in Barber's Knoxville: Summer of 1915 and in Mahler's Symphony No. 4; and Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1 with Alexi Kenney. The Orchestra gives the world premiere of new Young American Composer-in-Residence Katherine Balch's newest work, a California Symphony commission; and performs two works by Bay Area-based composer Nathaniel Stookey: the West Coast premiere of YTTE (Yield to Total Elation), and The Composer is Dead, the popular orchestral whodunit by Stookey and author Lemony Snicket, with Broadway star Manoel Felciano as narrator. Other highlights include performances with the San Francisco Conservatory Chorus and conductor Ragnar Bohlin of Vaughan Williams' Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis and Arvo Pärt's Te Deum, as part of the Mozart Requiem concert, and a performance of Smetana's Vltava (Die Moldau). (more...)

Ruth Page Center for the Arts Announces April Dance Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The Ruth Page Center for the Arts¬†is proud to announce programming for Chicago's upcoming¬†April Dance Month.¬†CDI/Concert Dance Inc.¬†continues sharing its piece, ¬ďThe Chicago Project,¬Ē¬†Sunday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m. This work in progress makes its official debut this summer at Ravinia Festival. Also programmed at the venue in honor of this month-long citywide celebration of dance is be¬†Hedwig Dance,¬†April 21, 22, 28 and 29,and¬†DanceWorks Chicago,¬†April 23.¬†These two companies join CDI/Concert Dance Inc. as Artists In-Residence at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts. Performances take place at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn St. Detailed information on each performance is below. For more information on Ruth Page and its Artists In-Residence, please visit¬† (more...)

JCTC Presents Woman-Focused Dance Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Woman-focused, avant-garde dance depicting eras of change and its impact on individuals and society enliven Disruption ¬Ė the new thematic series by Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC),¬† (more...)

Photo Coverage: Random Acts & Greenhouse Theater Center Announce Extension of STRANGEST THINGS! THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Due to popular demand, Random Acts and Greenhouse Theater Center are pleased to announce a five-week extension of the sell-out world premiere STRANGEST THINGS! THE MUSICAL by Bryan Renaud and Emily Schmidt and directed by Tommy Rivera-Vega.  (more...)

The New Disney Musical FREAKY FRIDAY Puts a Contemporary Spin on a Beloved Classic
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Cleveland Play House will close out their 2016-17 season with the joyful new musical romp, Freaky Friday. Based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers which spawned two hit Disney films, Freaky Friday tells the story of a mother and daughter who magically swap bodies for 24 chaotic hours. The contemporary update of this American classic includes a hilarious new book by Bridget Carpenter ("Parenthood," "Friday Night Lights"), and a pop?rock score by Tony Award¬ģ¬†and Pulitzer Prize winners Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal, If/Then). Directed by Christopher Ashley, Artistic Director of La Jolla Playhouse, it has been hailed as "a polished, peppy, modern fairy tale" by The Washington Post. With high-energy choreography by Sergio Trujillo (Memphis, Jersey Boys), this vivacious production is "delightfully spunky" with "timeless appeal" (Variety). (more...)

Persian New Year Exhibition to Open at CPC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

In Iran, the Persian New Year is called Nowruz; now meaning new, and ruz meaning day. Nowruz is about the renewal of nature, and for 3000 years, it has been celebrated at the exact moment of the vernal equinox. Iranians decorate using the seven symbols of life and vitality called Haftsin. (more...)

Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Presents Mahler Symphony No. 2 RESURRECTION
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

???????The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra presents the final concert in the 2016/17 FAIRWINDS Classics Series, Mahler 2: Resurrection on Saturday, April 8, conducted by Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Music Director Eric Jacobsen. Performance is at Bob Carr Theater, 401 W. Livingston Street, Orlando, Florida at 8 p.m. (more...)

Sydney Season Marks A Whole New World With Disney's ALADDIN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

It's been a whole new world for Disney's Aladdin as the multi-award winning hit Broadway musical has been seen by more than 450,000 people at Sydney's Capitol Theatre. (more...)

Gary Clark Jr. Announced New North American Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Gary Clark Jr., Grammy-award-winning guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter, has announced new dates for his spring/summer tour. (more...)

'Neural Data Science: A Primer with MATLAB and Python' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

CAMBRIDGE, MA - Elsevier, the information analytics company specializing in science and health, today announced the publication of Neural Data Science: A Primer with MATLAB and Python by Erik Lee Nylen and Pascal Wallisch. The book offers a beginner's introduction to the principles of computation and data analysis in neuroscience, using both Python and MATLAB in parallel, giving readers the ability to transcend platform tribalism and enable coding versatility. Elsevier also announced the publication of six additional neuroscience books. (more...)

5th Annual LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER: BOULDER Set for Unity of Boulder
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Listen To Your Mother (LTYM) is a one-day live staged-reading event where local writers share their stories of the beauty and the beast that is motherhood. The 5th Annual Listen To Your Mother: Boulder will be held on Saturday, April 29 at 7:00 p.m. at Unity of Boulder, 2855 Folsom St, Boulder, CO 80304. (more...)

Congressman G. K. Butterfield Will Be Honored at Arena Stage's A RAISIN IN THE SUN Opening
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater will present the American Voice Award to Congressman G. K. Butterfield (D-NC) on Thursday, April 6, 2017 as part of the opening night celebration for Lorraine Hansberry's groundbreaking drama A Raisin in the Sun. (more...)

Rob Drabkin Releases Music Video for 'Someday'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Lyrical genius, Rob Drabkin, has just released his latest music video 'Someday'. The Colorado native has an impressive list of musical achievements but his new song ¬ďSomeday¬Ē is serving as an opportunity to his career from scratch.T (more...)

33rd Annual L. Ron Hubbard Achievement Awards Celebrates Global Writers
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Author Services, Inc. and Galaxy Press will present The 33rd Annual L. Ron Hubbard Achievement Awards celebrating the winners of the Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests, honoring 12 writers and 12 illustrators from around the world in the genres of Science Fiction and Fantasy. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Roz Ryan
by Elliot Lanes - Mar 29, 2017

Today's subject has been living her theatre life onstage and on screen for 40 years now. You might know Roz Ryan from the hit television show Amen, but for the past eighteen years she has been playing the keeper of the keys Matron ¬ďMamma¬Ē Morton in the hit musical Chicago either on Broadway or on tour. She is the longest running actress ever to play the role since joining the show in 1999. You can see Roz in action here in DC when Chicago heats up the Kennedy Center from April 4th to the 16th. (more...)

THE BITTER EARTH World Premiere to Launch NCTC's 2017-18 Season; Lineup Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

New Conservatory Theatre Center Founder & Artistic Director Ed Decker announced the line-up for NCTC's 2017-18 subscription season last night at NCTC's annual Season Announcement Party for subscribers, donors and artists. (more...)

Trae Crowder and More Set for Artists Rise Up Los Angeles's TRANSPARENCY, TAXES & TWEETS Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

On Tax Day, ARTISTS RISE UP LOS ANGELES presents an evening of comedy, TRANSPARENCY, TAXES & TWEETS, with Trae Crowder ('The Liberal Redneck') as headliner, benefiting the Southern Poverty Law Center. (more...)

5th Annual PIVOT ARTS FESTIVAL Lineup Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Pivot Arts has announced its 5th annual PIVOT ARTS FESTIVAL, a celebration of innovative performances and multi-disciplinary works throughout Chicago's Uptown and Edgewater neighborhoods from June 1 - June 11, 2017. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

SandRico Productions will present a musical theatre work-in-development with a public reading of "From the Bodoni County Songbook Anthology:  A Musical Review (of sorts)" with original text and lyrics by Frank Gagliano and music by the late Claibe Richardson.  This free reading, featuring a cast of seven and directed by Melissa Martin, will be held on Monday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m. at Carnegie Stage (off the WALL productions), 25 West Main Street, Carnegie, PA 15106. (more...)

Remy Bumppo and Silk Road Rising present the Chicago Premiere of GREAT EXPECTATIONS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Remy Bumppo and Silk Road Rising are pleased to announce that they are joining artistic forces to bring the American premiere of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations, adapted by Tanika Gupta, to Chicago. (more...)

Speakeasy Wows Audiences at Performing Arts San Antonio
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Are you ready to take a fun, trip back to the Roaring Twenties and spend an evening in a gin joint during the prohibition era? If so, Speakeasy is the play for you. From start to finish, I was riveted. Most of the play is set during one eventful night in a bookstore by day and an afterhours gin joint run by the powerful, loving, and wild lady named Texas. There is singing, dancing, drinking, and mobsters. (more...)

Tower of Power, Sandra Bernhard, Capitol Steps & More On-Sale at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces horn-based soul band Tower of Power, the return of actress and comedian Sandra Bernhard for two performances, New Orleans-based The Dirty Dozen Brass Band on their 40th anniversary tour and more. The following shows go on sale to the public on Thursday, March 30 at noon at (more...)

Casting Announced for VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE at Citadel Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Citadel Theatre's 2016-17 season concludes with Christopher Durang's Tony Award¬ģ-winning Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Durang's comedy, an updating and mash-up of characters, plot devices and themes from Chekhov's four major plays, won the Tony for Best Production of a Play in the 2013 Tony Awards. Replacing the traditional Chekhovian country estate is the play's setting in a Bucks County, Pennsylvania farmhouse, complete with a cherry orchard of sorts. Vanya and his adopted sister Sonia, named for characters from Chekhov plays by their late professor parents, are living in the family home now owned by their actress sister Masha, who pays the bills. (more...)

Photo Flash: GoldiSocks and Her Three Bears Bring Fairytales of Drag to Gorilla Tango Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

923816Gorilla Tango Originals presents its newest offering: 'GoldiSocks and Her Three Bears' Fabulous Fairy Tales of Drag,' written by Heather Branham Green, directed by Chris McGriff, which performs Fridays at 9:30pm, April 7 - May 26, 2017, at Gorilla Tango Theatre (1919 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago IL 60647). (more...)

Presenting: Summer at Playhouse on Park With Young Actor Musical Theatre Preparatory Program
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Registration for the Young Actor Musical Theater Preparatory Program at Playhouse on Park is now open! Running from July 10-July 21, this two week full-day intensive musical theatre program introduces and prepares young actors for future training and/or performance in music, dance and theater. We are happy to work with students of all backgrounds and levels of training. All are welcome! (more...)

McCarter Theatre Center and Hartford Stage Announce Next Stop for Agatha Christie's MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

McCarter Theatre Center and Hartford Stage are pleased to announce the world premiere stage adaptation of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express will head to its next destination as part of Hartford Stage's 2017-2018 season. Helmed by two-time Tony Award nominee Emily Mann and adapted by two-time Tony Award nominee Ken Ludwig, Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express will run at Hartford Stage in spring, 2018.  (more...)

Peace Center Announces 2017-2018 Broadway Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The 2017-2018 Broadway season at the Peace Center features Tony Award¬ģ¬†winners, poignant plots, rousing music, classic love stories and celebrated blockbusters. (more...)

Skylight Music Theatre Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

At an announcement party held today, Artistic Director Ray Jivoff unveiled Skylight Music Theatre's 2017-18 Season line-up of 'firsts' -- five shows that have never been produced at Skylight.  (more...)

Ray Jivoff Named Artistic Director of Skylight Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Executive Director Jack R. Lemmon today announced that Ray Jivoff has been named Skylight Music Theatre's new artistic director. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Phylicia Rashad, Jerry Mitchell, Maddie Baillio, Shanice Williams and More Celebrate SDCF's Mr. Abbott Award Honoree Kenny Leon
by Walter McBride - Mar 28, 2017

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDC Foundation), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), hosted its star-studded 'Mr. Abbott' Award Gala honoring Kenny Leon at espace in New York City yesterday, March 27. BroadwayWorld was there and brings you photos from the cocktail party below! (more...)

Trudy Carmichael's IMPROVISED ONE-WOMAN SHOW to Play The Duplex
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Trudy Carmichael Presents' The Improvised One-Woman Show! on April 29th, 2017 at 7:00pm at The Duplex Cabaret Theater. (more...)

FilmRise Acquires Critically Acclaimed MARJORIE PRIME, Starring Jon Hamm
by Movies News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Film distributor FilmRise announced today that it has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to Michael Almereyda's critically acclaimed ¬ďMarjorie Prime,¬Ē starring Jon Hamm, Tim Robbins, Geena Davis, and Lois Smith. (more...)

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