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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 música de John Kander y letras de Fred Ebb, Chicago ha sido visto por más de 17 millones de espectadores en todo el mundo, y ha recaudado la espectacular cifra de más de 850 millones de dólares. Ambientado en medio de la extravagante decadencia de los años 20, este musical cuenta la historia de Roxie Hart y Velma Kelly, dos mujeres ambiciosas encerradas por crímenes 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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Media Theatre Presents ALWAYS, PATSY CLINE
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

'Always, Patsy Cline' is the hit show with songs made famous by the legendary country singer. It's on stage at The Media Theatre June 15 to July 2, starring Broadway's Jenny Lee Stern. Performaces are Thursday nights at 7:30pm, Friday and Saturday nights at 8pm, and Sundays at 3pm. (more...)

Rutgers Graduates and Students to Present ORPHANS at the Times Square Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Four Rutgers University students and recent graduates are working together to mount a production of Lyle Kessler's Orphans June 1-3 at the John DeSotelle Studio, the Times Square Arts Center, in Manhattan. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 24, 2017
by - May 24, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 24 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Felix Da Housecat Launches New Label Founders Of Filth
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Two time Grammy nominated Felix Da Housecat kickstarts his new label with three original tracks showcasing his timeless production. (more...)

Photo Flash: Mashi Theatre presents TALES OF BIRBAL
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

As India celebrates 70 years of independence, Mashi theatre look further back in history, a time of magic, mysticism and storytelling. Tales of Birbal brings fables handed down generation to generation across the Indian sub-continent to stages across the UK for families of all backgrounds. (more...)

CBS's 60 MINUTES Finishes Up +1% in Viewers for 2016-17 Season
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2017

60 MINUTES finished its 49th season up +1 percent in viewers – the only broadcast newsmagazine to gain audience over the 2016-2017 television season. The CBS newsmagazine is averaging 12.39 million viewers, according to the current Nielsen estimates. It ended last season averaging 12.3 million. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Celebrates its Favorite Thing, Robbie Rozelle
by Behind the Curtain - May 24, 2017

This Week: One of Rob and Kevin's favorite people, Robbie Rozelle, swings by to discuss his illustrious career as a graphic designer for cast recordings AND to talk about his upcoming show at Feinstein's/54 Below, Songs From Inside My Locker, which is June 9th, 2017 at 9:30pm. (more...)

Watch 311's New Video On Billboard Today; New Album Out This June
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

As 311 gear up for the release of their new studio album MOSAIC, out June 23 via BMG, the multi-platinum group has partnered with BILLBOARD.com to exclusively premiere the official video for the album's first single 'Too Much To Think' today, Wednesday May 24. Watch the video on Billboard (more...)

BRIC Announces Artists Selected for Summer Residency Program
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

BRIC, the leading provider of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, announces the eight recipients of the annual BRICworkspace visual artistresidency program for the summer of 2017. BRIC was able to double the number of artists in residence this summer, from four to eight, due to a new donation of space at 505 State Street in Downtown Brooklyn, courtesy of Alloy Development. The summer 2017 awardees will be an all-female roster, including Nicole Awai Esperanza Cortes, Lucia Cuba, Phoebe Grip, Katya Grokhovsky, Katherine Toukhy, Jamie Warren and Monika Weiss. The residency program is now in its fourth year and is open to artists who live, work, or were born in Brooklyn. (more...)

Teatro Vista Transfers Smash Hit LA HAVANA MADRID to The Miracle Center
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Buenas noticias!  If you couldn't get a ticket during its sold-out run at Steppenwolf's 1700 Theatre, Teatro Vista is transferring its current smash hit La Havana Madrid for two additional weekends of performances at The Miracle Center, 2311 N. Pulaski Rd., in Chicago's Hermosa neighborhood.  (more...)

Ballet Hispanico School of Dance Announces 2017 Summer Programs
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Ballet Hispánico, the nation's premier Latino dance organization, announces this year's Ballet Hispánico School of Dance 2017 Summer Programs. (more...)

Bake Jenna's Recipes with an Excerpt from WAITRESS' Sugar, Butter, Flour!
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Fans of Waitress the musical can now bake the delicious pies that the show's leading character Jenna Hunterson makes for Joe's Diner with the publication of Sugar, Butter, Flour: The Waitress Pie Cookbook, Recipes from the Files of Jenna Hunterson (Pam Krauss Books, a division of Penguin Random House). (more...)

New English Ballet Theatre to Present World Premiere of THE FOUR SEASONS
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The critically acclaimed NEW ENGLISH BALLET THEATRE is one of Britain's most exciting contemporary ballet companies; run by its visionary founder and Artistic Director Karen Pilkington-Miksa, NEBT specialises in commissioning new work from both established and fast rising choreographers for dancers from the UK and beyond. (more...)

Music Institute of Chicago to Present 29th Annual Chicago Duo Piano Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The Music Institute of Chicago presents its 29th annual Chicago Duo Piano Festival July 7-16. (more...)

Scoop: THE BACHELORETTE on ABC - Monday, May 29, 2017
by TV Scoop - May 23, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE BACHELORETTE, airing on ABC on Monday, May 29, 2017! (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth to Bring Intimate Evening of Song to Aurora's Paramount Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

No matter if she's a good witch on Broadway, a sassy press secretary on TV or a show-stopping singer on stage, Tony and Emmy Award-winner Kristin Chenoweth is always absolutely mesmerizing. (more...)

VIDEO: Ana Villafane, Sergio Trujillo and More Talk Value in R.Evolucion Latina's 'Faces of Broadway,' Episode 2
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

R. Evolucion Latina continues to celebrate and inspire with the motto 'Dare to go Beyond.' In this second episode of 'Faces of Broadway' they explore the question of being valuable. See what Broadway Artists had to say as they explored their relationship to their art and their humanity in the video below! (more...)

BWW Review: HIT HER WITH THE SKATES at Hamilton Stage is an Exciting New Musical
by Marina Kennedy - May 23, 2017

The new musical, Hit Her with the Skates, is thrilling audiences from the first minute to the last. It is everything a musical should be with a fascinating story, inventive staging, an excellent score, and a top-notch cast. This show is having its pre-New York developmental production at Hamilton Stage (UCPAC, Rahway) through Sunday May 26th. (more...)

HBO to Debut Comedy Special T.J. MILLER: METICULOUSLY RIDICULOUS, 6/17
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2017

Comedian, actor and voiceover artist T.J. Miller stars in his first HBO stand-up comedy special when T.J. MILLER: METICULOUSLY RIDICULOUS debuts SATURDAY, JUNE 17 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT). (more...)

BWW Review: The Queen of Broadway, Audra McDonald Returns to Chicago at Steppenwolf Theatre
by Katherine Damisch - May 23, 2017

Audra McDonald, the reigning Queen of Broadway, is a woman who needs no introduction in the theatre community. This is probably why the seats at the Steppenwolf Theatre were packed Monday evening with audience members who clung silently to her every word, laughed heartily at every joke, and exploded with applause and ovations at every possibility. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/21/17
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 5/21/2017. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Natascia Diaz
by Elliot Lanes - May 23, 2017

Today's subject Natascia Diaz is currently living her theatre life onstage at Signature Theatre playing the whore with a heart Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar, directed by Joe Calarco. The production runs through July 2nd. Previously she appeared at Signature in West Side Story, The Threepenny Opera (2015 Hayes Award nomination), and Kiss of the Spider Woman. (more...)

Gallant Reveals IN THE ROOM Episode 3 Featuring John Legend
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Following previous episodes featuring Seal and Jack Garratt, Gallant returns today with the latest offering of his critically acclaimed IN THE ROOM series, this time with soul superstar, and current tour partner, John Legend. (more...)

After Much Anticipation, Wacky Wafers' are Back!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

After six long years of waiting, Wacky Wafers are back in their original packaging, flavors and size! Consumers' years of begging, pleading and offering bribes have finally paid off. As with all LEAF's products, the company wanted to make sure Wacky Wafers were just like consumers remembered them; the big silver-dollar sized wafers, that invigorating smell of watermelon, orange, green apple, strawberry and banana and that perfect "crack" sound as you break them in your mouth. Did we leave anything out? (more...)

The Comrades Announce Casting for Lisa Kron's IN THE WAKE
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The Comrades have announced casting for their Summer 2017 production, IN THE WAKE by Lisa Kron and directed by Alex Mallory. IN THE WAKE will play the Greenhouse Theater Center (2257 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago) from July 27 through August 26, 2017. Press opening is Saturday, July 29 at 8:00pm. (more...)

Inside Broadway to Honor Kate Burton and Ramin Karimloo with 2017 Broadway Beacon Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Celebrating its landmark 35th anniversary season, on Monday, June 12 at their annual Broadway Beacon Awards Gala at The JW Marriot Essex House (160 Central Park South), leading NYC arts education nonprofit Inside Broadway (Executive Director, Michael Presser) will honor Tony and Emmy Award nominated actress Kate Burton (currently starring in the Tony Award nominated revival of Present Laughter) and Tony nominee Ramin Karimloo (currently starring in the Tony Award Nominated musical Anastasia), as well as Tino Gagliardi, president of Local 802 American Federation of Musicians, the largest union of professional musicians in the world. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Chats with the Legendary Betty Buckley
by Theater People Podcast - May 23, 2017

On Tuesday, May 23rd the Theater People podcast welcomes Tony winner and Broadway legend Betty Buckley. For the episode, Buckley shares hilarious and fascinating stories from her nearly five decades as a Broadway and West End star. She also shares cuts from her new album STORY SONGS. (more...)

Backstage Bite with Katie Lynch: The Great Shishichki Cookie of 1812 with Nicholas Belton!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 23, 2017

Today, we are excited to bring you the Season Two premiere, featuring special guest from NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812- Nicholas Belton. (more...)

WAM Theatre's Fresh Takes Reading Series to Continue with THE DROLL
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The WAM Theatre 2017 Fresh Takes Play reading series continues with The Droll by Meg Miroshnik at 3:30 pm on Sunday, June 4 at No. Six Depot Roastery and Cafe in West Stockbridge. WAM Artistic Director Kristen van Ginhoven will direct, and acclaimed local professional actor and theatre educator Jennie M. Jadow is co-producing and will be reading one of the roles. (more...)

Heather Headley and Jessie Mueller to Headline Chicago Shakespeare's GALA 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) celebrates the culmination of the 30th Anniversary Season with GALA 2017 on Friday, June 9, 2017 at the Theater's home on Navy Pier, and offers attendees a first look at the Theater's dynamic new performance venue in-progress-The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare. (more...)

Photo Coverage: In Rehearsal for ATTACK OF THE ELVIS IMPERSONATORS!
by Walter McBride - May 23, 2017

Attack of the Elvis Impersonators, the new musical that will unleash your inner hound dog, with book, music and lyrics by Lory Lazarus. Directed by Broadway veteran Don Stephenson, with choreography by Melissa Zaremba, and music direction, arrangements and orchestrations by Benjamin Rauhala, performances are set to begin Thursday, June 1, 2017 at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th & 10th Avenues). Opening Night is set for Thursday, June 15, 2017. Ryan Conway serves as Executive Producer. (more...)

2017 Hudson River Dance Festival to Showcase Breathtaking Artists on the Hudson Waterfront
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Hudson River Park, one of the nation's longest waterfront parks and an urban oasis for New Yorkers and visitors from all over the world, will be the backdrop for a visually and culturally breathtaking dance program featuring the crème de la crème of contemporary and modern dance at the third annual Hudson River Dance Festival, taking place at Pier 63 inHudson River Park. (more...)

Iration Releases New Single 'Fly With Me' / Debuts at No. 1 on iTunes Reggae Songs
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

As they prepare to spend the summer on tour with Slightly Stoopid, reggae-influenced alternative rock band IRATION released a brand new single 'Fly With Me' this past Friday (May 19) as a special treat for their fans. (more...)

HGTV to Premiere New Spin-Off Series FLIP OR FLOP ATLANTA, 7/20
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2017

Premiering on Thursday, July 20, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, the 13-episode series follows expert flippers Ken and Anita Corsini as they transform rundown properties into charming southern homes. (more...)

The Crossing presents World Premiere of Michael Gordon's Major New Choral Memoir ANONYMOUS MAN
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Anonymous Man is Michael Gordon's first concert-length solo choral work. It was commissioned by The Crossing and written for the choir's 24 voices. Gordon merges subtle rhythmic invention with incredible power in his music, embodying, in the words of The New Yorker's Alex Ross, 'the fury of punk rock, the nervous brilliance of free jazz and the intransigence of classical modernism.' (more...)

Joan Osborne, Isaac Mizrahi and More On Sale at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces Joan Osborne with a program of Bob Dylan songs, Ireland's Folk Band of the Year The High Kings, Isaac Mizrahi brings his show "Does This Song Make Me Look Fat?" to City Winery and more. The following shows go on sale to the public on Thursday, May 25 at noon at citywinery.com/Chicago. (more...)

MARCUS CENTER-LIVE at Peck Pavilion Returns this Summer!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Live @ Peck Pavilion and Peck Flicks returns to the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts grounds this summer. The season will run from July 6 through August 26 and each day of the series will have a different program focus. This year, Optimist Theatre: Shakespeare in the Park will join the line up on July 6-9, July 13-16 and July 20-22 at 8 pm with a performance on July 18 at 12 pm and they will present Much Ado About Nothing.  All the events in Peck Pavilion will all be free and open to the public. (more...)

Theatre Nebula presents CUBICLE
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The award- winning local professional company of Theatre Nebula announces the World Premiere of Kevin Wiczer's hilarious office farce, CUBICLE. The show has a limited engagement of three weekends beginning May 26, 2017 running through June 11, 2017. CUBICLE will be presented Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. in Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center, 150 East Wood Street, Palatine, IL. (more...)

Colter Wall Debuts at No. 2 on Billboard's 'Heatseekers Albums' Chart
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Colter Wall's anticipated self-titled debut album enters the Billboard chart this week at #2 on “Heatseekers Albums” as well as #6 on the “Americana/Folk Albums” chart, #11 on the “Independent Current Albums” chart and #14 on the “Current Country Albums” chart. (more...)

Photo Flash: Refuge Theatre Project presents THINGS TO RUIN
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The two-year-old Refuge Theatre Project, whose High Fidelity: The Musical is with eight nominations one of the top nominees in the upcoming non-Equity Jeff Awards, will continue its 2017 season with Things to Ruin: The Songs of Joe Iconis, playing May 12 - June 18, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Pride Arts Center's New Friday Late Night Comedy Show
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Pride Films and Plays changes lives through the generation of diverse new work (or work that is new to Chicago) with LGBTQ+ characters or themes that is essential viewing for all audiences. We accomplish this mission through fully-staged productions, writing contests and staged readings, film screenings, and special events. We foster long term relationships with artists to create programming that is as diverse, unique, and complex as the community we represent. In 2015, Huffington Post called PFP "A powerful and empowering entity." The company acquired its two performance spaces at 4139 and 4147 N. Broadway in July 2016, renaming the spaces the Pride Arts Center. (more...)

NBC Wins Septemer-to-May Primetime Season in 18-49 for Third Time in 4 Years
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2017

NBC has clinched first place for the traditional September-to-May season in primetime's key demographic of adults 18-49, marking the network's third win in four years. (more...)

Lydia Johnson Dance Premieres at NYLA, 6/21-23
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Lydia Johnson Dance will premiere two new works: one to music by Philip Glass and Marc Mellits, and the second to Trio Sonatas of Handel, joined by company works to one of the choreographer's favorites composers, Osvaldo Golijov.   Joining the 13-member ensemble are guests Mary Beth Hansohn and Peter Chursin, recently seen on the Twyla Tharp Dance 50th Anniversary Tour.  Company Ballet Mistress is Deborah Wingert, former New York City Ballet dancer and one of a select few chosen by The Balanchine Trust to set his works on other companies.   Performances Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, June 21, 22 & 23 at 7:30 PM at New York Live Arts, 219 West 19th Street.  (more...)

Prog-Fusion Ensemble BangTower Returns With Eagerly Awaited New Album 'With N With Out'
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Declassified Records is proud to announce the newest album from progressive fusion legends “BangTower” entitled “With N With Out” is now also available in retail stores in Japan serviced by Marquee Distribution. (more...)

The Second City Creates New 'Insights and Applied Improvisation' Division
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The Second City is launching a new Insights and Applied Improvisation division, dedicated to proving the impact improvisation techniques can have in real world situations. (more...)

RELATIVITY Adds A Week of Performances
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of (more...)

MAMMA MIA! Brisbane Season Tickets On Sale Today
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Get in quick as tickets go on sale today for the Brisbane season of the global musical phenomenon, MAMMA MIA!    (more...)

Richard X. Heyman Releasing 12th Album
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

2017 finds Richard X. Heyman releasing his twelfth album Incognito - 14 brand-new songs incorporating the many talents of the veteran singer, songwriter, multi- instrumentalist and DIY recording pioneer, including forays into blues, funk and folk alongside his signature melodic pop gems. (more...)

TV & Film's Biggest Stars Gather to Celebrate NBC's RED NOSE DAY Special 5/25
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2017

More stars are joining NBC's star-studded television event THE RED NOSE DAY SPECIAL on Thursday, May 25 (10-11 p.m. ET) to have fun, raise money and change the lives of children in need in the U.S. and in some of the poorest communities around the world. (more...)

10 ON TUESDAY with Derek Van Barham
by M. William Panek - May 23, 2017

BroadwayWorld Chicago brings you 10 on Tuesday, featuring artists in and around the city. This week's questionnaire participant - Mr. Derek Van Barham! (more...)

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