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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 Flash: First Look at SUPERIOR DONUTS at Maryland Ensemble Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) closes its 2015/16 MainStage season with Pulitzer-prize winning playwright Tracy Letts' urban comedy-drama Superior Donuts-running May 27th to June 19th at the MainStage MET Theatre on 31 West Patrick Street in Frederick, MD. (more...)

Watch Official Trailer for Seeso's Faux-Travel Show HIDDEN AMERICA WITH JONAH RAY
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2016

The Bourdain-esque fictional travel show, HIDDEN AMERICA WITH JONAH RAY features Jonah Ray traveling to major US cities. Watch the trailer below! (more...)

CMX, The VIP Cinema Experience, and Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises Consulting Group Announce Blockbuster Collaboration
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

CMX, The VIP Cinema Experience, is preparing to take magic beyond the movies with the announcement of a ground breaking partnership involving world renowned restaurateurs and operators, Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises. The collaboration is a game changer as it brings together the finest luxury theater environment with the one of the world's foremost restaurant operators. A carefully curated menu with handcrafted cocktails will complement the cinematic sensorial experience all while in the comfort of fine leather recliners. (more...)

Inside THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL: Musical Supervisor, Tom Kitt
by Misha Davenport - May 24, 2016

Day two of Broadway World Chicago's preview of The SpongeBob Musical with Tom Kitt. (more...)

CMS Innovation Center Reports Welvie Surgery Decision Program Saves Lives, Reduces Costs
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

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Photo Flash: New Dance Thriller JEKYLL & HYDE Opens at the Old Vic
by Marianka Swain - May 24, 2016

New dance thriller JEKYLL & HYDE is now playing at the Old Vic, with press night tomorrow. It's devised, directed and choreographed by Drew McOnie, inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. The show stars Daniel Collins as Dr Jekyll, Tim Hodges as Mr Hyde and Rachel Muldoon as Dahlia. The cast also includes Ashley Andrews, Joao Carolino, Carrie Taylor Johnson, Anabel Kutay, Ebony Molina, Fraya Rowley, Alexzandra Sarmiento, Barnaby Thompson and Jason Winter. (more...)

Hell in a Handbag's BETTE, LIVE AT THE CONTINENTAL BATHS to Run 8/12-9/10 at Stage 773
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Hell in a Handbag Productions is pleased to bring back last season's steamy, sell-out hit BETTE, LIVE AT THE CONTINENTAL BATHS, with Caitlin Jackson recreating Bette Midler's historic bathhouse concert in New York City. This year, Handbag is bringing the bathhouse to Boystown with nine performances only from August 12 - September 10, 2016 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at www.stage773.com or by calling (773) 327-5252. The press opening is Friday, August 12 at 8 pm. (more...)

Pocky Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary At Sweets & Snacks Expo May 24-26
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Pocky, the leader in the emerging trend of Asian confections and snack foods, will celebrate its 50 th Anniversary with a visit to the Sweets & Snacks Expo at Chicago's McCormick Place May 24-26. While many Baby Boomers may not be familiar with Pocky, it is especially popular with Millennials and Asian culture fans. (more...)

BWW Interview: We Are All Irish!
by Carla Maria Verdino-SŁllwold - May 24, 2016

'We are all Irish. Everyone loves the free, spirited, easy come-easy go air of the Irish, and this show makes everyone want to be Irish all the time - not just on St. Patrick's Day.' There is a twinkle in his eye, as Maine State Music Theatre's Artistic Director, Curt Dale Clark, utters those words. Immediately his sentiments are seconded by the show's director/choreographer, Marc Robin, and Portland Stage's Artistic Director, Anita Stewart, all three of whom will be joining forces to create Frank McCourt's play with music, The Irish and How They Got That Way, from August 16- September 4, 2016, at Portland Stage. (more...)

The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago Announces 43rd Season; Tickets on Sale 7/16
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago announces its 43rd season of presenting diverse international, national and regional contemporary dance. All performances, except where noted, take place at The Dance Center, 1306 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. Subscriptions go on sale June 20, and single tickets go on sale July 16 at The Dance Center, 312-369-8330 and online atcolum.edu/dancecenterpresents.   (more...)

Bats ETF Marketplace Welcomes New Elkhorn ETF
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

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ITA IoT Council and Chicago IoT Meet-Up Group Announce Collaborative Partnership
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

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Annie Apple Named ESPN Sunday NFL COUNTDOWN Contributor
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2016

Annie Apple, the mother of New York Giants 2016 first round pick Eli Apple, is joining ESPN's Sunday NFL Countdown this fall as a contributor. Beginning in September, she will offer player profiles and other stories for ESPN's Sunday NFL Countdown pregame show. (more...)

Green Electronics Council Announces the 2016 EPEAT Sustainable Purchasing Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

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Reelz to Present Two Princess Diana Documentary Specials This July
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2016

REELZ today announced two new original documentary specials about the real stories behind Princess Diana's remarkable life and mysterious death. (more...)

The CW Network Inks Long-Term Affilation Agreement with Tribune Broadcasting
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2016

The CW Network and Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) have reached new long-term affiliation agreements for 12 of Tribune's currently affiliated CW stations across the country. The markets renewed cover 25 percent of the U.S. and serve more than 28 million households. (more...)

Hubbard Street & The Second City Add 11th Performance of THE ART OF FALLING
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Due to extraordinary demand, Hubbard Street Artistic Director Glenn Edgerton and Second City Theatricals President Erica Daniels are delighted to announce the addition of an eleventh performance of Hubbard Street + The Second City's acclaimed collaboration, The Art of Falling. Single tickets for all shows, including this just-added performance on Wednesday, June 15 at 7:30pm, are now on sale. The two-week encore engagement of The Art of Falling runs June 9-19, at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park (205 East Randolph Street). (more...)

GARY BUSEY'S ONE-MAN HAMLET Adds Additional Summer Performances
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Due to popular demand for summer action-movie/Shakespeare mash-ups, Gary Busey's One-Man Hamlet as Performed by David Carl extends its critically acclaimed run into June and July with five additional performances 10:30 p.m. Saturdays June 4 & 25; 9 p.m. Thursday, June 30 & Saturdays, July 9 & July 30. (more...)

Mikey Erg Shares 'Apart Time' via Stereogum
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

¬ďThe hardest working punk rocker in show business,¬Ē Mikey Erg, is releasing his first true solo effort, Tentative Decisions, set to drop June 24 via Don Giovanni Records. (more...)

Jeff Award Winner Max McLean Returning to Chicago in C.S. LEWIS ONSTAGE
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Fellowship for Performing Arts is proud to announce its triumphant return to Chicago with a new production. Equity Jeff Award winner Max McLean (Mark's Gospel, The Screwtape Letters) stars in the one-man/one-act show C.S. Lewis Onstage: The Most Reluctant Convert, July 23-August 14 at Chicago's Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport Ave. Tickets, $55-$59, go on sale this Friday, May 27. "$30 under 30" tickets will be available to audience members age 30 and younger, subject to availability. Press performances are Wednesday, July 27 through Saturday, July 30.  For information, visit CSLewisOnstage.com (more...)

Pan Asian Rep to Stage NO NO BOY in Washington D.C. & NYC in June
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

 Tisa Chang, Artistic Producing Director of PAN ASIAN REPERTORY THEATRE, announces for its 39thseason a special limited run of NO-NO BOY by Ken Narasaki, directed by Ron Nakahara, and based on the groundbreaking novel by John Okada. Set in the aftermath of WWII as Japanese Americans return to the West Coast and called "eloquent…elegant and searing" by LA Weekly, NO-NO BOY will run from June 18-19 at the Burke Theatre in Washington, DC (701 Pennsylvania Ave.); June 21-25, 2016 at the Studio Theatre at Theatre Row in New York City (410 W. 42nd Street); and June 26 at Flushing Town Hall in Flushing, NY. Official opening in Washington DC will be June 18 at 7:00pm and in New York on June 21 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Tal Newhart Releases THE ART OF CORPORATE WARFARE
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Chicago, May 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Often referred to by clients as 'the Indiana Jones of recruiters,' successful senior executive recruiter, interviewer and special projects advisor Tal Newhart has releasedThe Art of Corporate Warfare: How to Change Your Approach and Kick Ass Every Day, now available viaKindleand in paperback form. (more...)

Barbara Miles Pens MS. THANG GOES BACK TO SCHOOL
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Most people remember what it was like to be in school, but how shocking would they find the challenges confronting teachers in today's classrooms? (more...)

Puppet Takeover at 32nd HELEN HAYES AWARDS
by Roger Catlin - May 24, 2016

Constellation Theatre's adult puppet musical Avenue Q swept the 32nd annual Helen Hayes Awards honoring professional theater in Washington, D.C., on Monday with seven awards including outstanding musical. (more...)

Triangle Rising Stars Awards Finalists Announced; Ceremony Set for 6/6
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Along with Theatre in the Park, Playmakers Repertory Company and ABC 11, Durham Performing Arts Center is thrilled to present the culmination of this year's Triangle Rising Stars program announced from a record number of applicants. The Triangle Rising Stars Live Showcase and Awards show will take place at DPAC on Monday, June 6 at 7:00 p.m. starring the student finalists from Triangle-area high school musical productions. Triangle Rising Stars is a non-profit education initiative created in 2010 to celebrate high school theater students who participate and excel with wide -ranging talents in their musical productions. Triangle Rising Stars is a regional qualifying program for the National High School Musical Theatre Awards (NHSMTA). (more...)

York Symphony Orchestra Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The York Symphony Orchestra announces its 2016-17 season, A Musical Journey Through Time, a series of eleven performances, which will include: a Classical series featuring six performances, inspired by some of the best known compositions of all time; three Pops performances, featuring the music of John Williams, the Titanic, and holiday selections audiences will know and love; along with two family-focused presentations, including the popular educational concert featuring Classical Kids from Chicago and a performance featuring National Public Radio's, From The Top, Christopher O'Riley. Music Director and Conductor, Lawrence Golan, returns to the stage after a successful 2015-16 season to lead the orchestra on this time-inspired journey. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/22/16
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 5/22/2016. (more...)

Check Out Quotables from THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON - Week of 5/16
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2016

Below, check out quotables from NBC's 'THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON' for the week of May 16-2o. (more...)

National Endowment for the Arts to Award More Than $82 Million for Arts Projects Nationwide, Including Big Apple Circus
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $82 million to fund local arts projects and partnerships in the NEA's second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2016. Included in this announcement is an Art Works award of $30,000 to support Big Apple Circus' renowned community outreach programs: Clown Care¬ģ, Circus of the Senses, Big Apple Circus Embraces Autism, and Vaudeville Visits. This is the circus' third year of funding for the programs, helping to bring the arts to under-served populations for yet another season. (more...)

The National Queer Arts Festival and Circo Zero to Present BLANK MAP Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The National Queer Arts Festival and Circo Zero present BLANK MAP, a collective of artist-performer-musicians Adee Roberson, Brontez Purnell, keyon gaskin, Tasha Ceyan, and Wizard Apprentice, along with Stephanie Anne Johnson, Sampada Aranke, and Keith Hennessy. BLANK MAP plays June 3 through 12 (press opening: June 3) at Dance Mission Theater (3316 24th St.) in San Francisco. For tickets ($15-25) and more information, the public may visit circozero.org. (more...)

MJ12 Featuring Bass Legend Percy Jones to Release Debut Album, 6/24
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

MJ12, featuring Brand X bass legend Percy Jones, will be releasing their eagerly awaited debut album on Gonzo Multimedia UK on June 24, 2016. (more...)

PlayCo to Present Christopher Chen's CAUGHT, 8/17-9/18
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The Play Company (PlayCo), led by Founding Producer Kate Loewald and Executive Producer Lauren Weigel, closes its 15th Anniversary season with the New York premiere of Caught (August 17-September 18). In this irreverent new genre-bending piece, theatre makers Christopher Chen and Lee Sunday Evans apply their playful imaginations to the work of a Chinese dissident artist. This hybrid work instigates an exploration into the nature of authority and authenticity, inviting you to navigate the labyrinthine relationships between truth and perception, illusionary art and real jeopardy. (more...)

HAMILTON Producer Jeffrey Seller & Flody Suarez Ink Production Deal with Universal Television
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2016

Universal Television has signed a deal with esteemed 'Hamilton' producer Jeffrey Seller and producing partner Flody Suarez to produce upcoming projects for the studio, it was announced today. (more...)

The 2016 MAY FESTIVAL to Conclude This Weekend at Music Hall
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The 2016 May Festival, which celebrates and concludes Music Director James Conlon's 37-year tenure, ends Friday and Saturday, May 27-28 with grand scale performances at Music Hall. These will be the final performances at Music Hall prior to its closing for renovation. On Friday, May 27 at 8 p.m., Mr. Conlon leads Dvo?ak's deeply personal cantata, Stabat Mater, a work was written during a time of deep grief for the composer following the death of his children. This rarely-performed work is full of symbolism, following a journey of mourning to hope of Paradise. At the invitation of James Levine, Mr. Conlon made his May Festival debut in 1978 conducting Stabat Mater (the following year he began his storied tenure as Music Director). Joining the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and May Festival Chorus will be soloists Julianna DiGiacomo (soprano), Elizabeth DeShong (mezzo-soprano), Anthony Dean Griffey (tenor) and Kristinn Sigmundsson (baritone). (more...)

IT'S SO EASY AND OTHER LIES to Screen in 50 Cities Beg. 5/26
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2016

XLrator Media will release Guns N' Roses founding member and bass player Duff McKagan's autobiographical music documentary IT'S SO EASY AND OTHER LIES: LIVE AT THE MOORE, based on his New York Times best-selling memoir, in 50 cities (more...)

Midsommer Flight to Present AS YOU LIKE IT, Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Midsommer Flight kicks off its fifth season this summer with the delightful comedy As You Like It, presented outdoors in four Chicago parks. Dedicated to presenting high quality, accessible productions of Shakespeare's plays, Midsommer Flight is a proud arts partner with the Chicago Park District. (more...)

GayCo Productions Announces Pride Month Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

?In a galaxy not so far, far away, GayCo Productions, Chicago's premier LGBTQ sketch comedy company, returns this June with its annual Pride Month series of improv and storytelling shows entitled STAR WHORES - THE PRIDE AWAKENS. (more...)

Playhouse on Park to Present A CHORUS LINE, 6/17-7/31
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

 Tickets are already selling fast for A Chorus Line, Playhouse on Park's final mainstage show of season seven! Opening night is Friday, June 17 at 8pm, with a wine and cheese reception beforehand. (more...)

Inside THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL: Christopher Gattelli
by Misha Davenport - May 23, 2016

Tony award-winning choreographer Christopher Gattelli chats about bringing the undersea world of Bikini Bottom to life. (more...)

Josh + Benny Safdie's LENNY COOKE Available on VOD 6/7
by Movies News Desk - May 23, 2016

LENNY COOKE marks the first feature-length documentary by the Safdie brothers, who directed the Independent Spirit Award and IFP Gotham Award-nominated HEAVEN KNOWS WHAT (more...)

Garbage Release Music Video for 'Empty', New Album 'Strange Little Birds' Out 6/10
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Garbage (Shirley Manson, Steve Marker, Duke Erikson and Butch Vig) today released a new music video for their single 'Empty' from their forthcoming album Strange Little Birds due out on June 10th on the band's own STUNVOLUME Records. (more...)

Nicole Moudaber to Host Memorial Day Sunset Cruise on the Hudson
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Nicole Moudaber will return to the Big Apple with an intimate boat cruise around picturesque Manhattan on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30 to kick off summer. The MOOD Records label head will take revelers on a journey from sunset into the glittering night playing an open to close set with NYC's iconic skyline as a backdrop sure to be the perfect way to end the holiday weekend. Nicole continues to achieve new milestones as she recently hosted her first, highly acclaimed festival stage takeover, Nicole Moudaber Presents MoodZONE, at the New York edition of Electric Daisy Carnival. (more...)

Dashnight Productions to Premiere CHOPS, 7/7-8/14
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Dashnight Productions is delighted to present the World Premiere of CHOPS, previewing July 7, running through August 14, with press opening on Thursday, July 14 at 8 p.m. at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/23/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 23, 2016

'Spring is here! Why doesn't my heart go dancing?' - or at least to the theater to be transported to a different world, another time and place where life is transformed and magic happens before your very eyes... (more...)

Idle Muse Theatre Company Announces THE WOMAN WHO AMUSES HERSELF Design Team
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Idle Muse Theatre Company announced the design team for the Chicago premiere of The Woman Who Amuses Herself, by Victor Lodato, directed by Idle Muse ensemble member Nathan Pease. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: May 23-29, 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - May 23, 2016

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of May 23-29, 2016. (more...)

MPress Records Announces the Release of Rachael Sage's New Album 'Choreographic'
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Award-winning recording artistRachael Sagehas released her latest full-length studio album,Choreographic(MPress/ILS/Caroline). Self-described as 'ballet-pop', Sage delivers a musically ambitious and emotionally accessible tribute to her very first love: Dance. (more...)

JACK Sets Summer 2016 Season on Dance, Theatre & More
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

This summer, JACK presents the premiere of Toshiki Okada's Quiet, Comfort, commissioned by Hoi Polloi and directed by Alec Duffy, a duo of singer/performer Helga Davis and choreographer/dancer Ji?i Bartovanec (of the Sasha Waltz Dance Company), the premiere of the play The Animals, by Amina Henry, a new piece by choreographer Biba Bell, the second annual Brooklyn Experimental Song Carnival, curated by Valerie Kuehne, plus several concerts throughout the season. (more...)

Band of Skulls Confirm North American Tour; Album Out Friday
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

U.K. trio Band of Skulls has confirmed North American dates this fall. The new tour dates celebrate the release of the band's forthcoming album By Default, due this Friday, May 27. (more...)

Reimagining the IT Function for the Next Era of the Digital Age Captures the Conversation at the 2016 Chicago CIO Executive Leadership Summit
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

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