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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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BWW Interview: Ian Stroughair On ICONIC: A BRIEF HISTORY OF DRAG
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Sep 27, 2016

BWW speaks to the writer creator and performer Ian Stroughair of Iconic: A Brief History Of Drag ahead of its world premiere at the St James Theatre on November 4th. (more...)

HELLDRIVERS Lyricist Rob Meuer Dead After Hit And Run
by Misha Davenport - Sep 27, 2016

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BWW Review: HAMILTON: THE REVOLUTION
by Victoria Noe - Sep 27, 2016

Hamilton: The Revolution is not just a book: it's a whole shelf in a library or bookstore. (more...)

Alex Frankel (Holy Ghost!) Drops Surprise Solo Single 'Negative Space'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

2016 has seen the NYC-based Holy Ghost! frontman drop the glorious nu-disco Crime Cutz EP with bandmate Nick Millhiser via DFA and open the wildly successful Frankel's Delicatessen in Greenpoint Brooklyn with his brother Zach. (more...)

aXiomatic Acquires Controlling Interest in Team Liquid, a Leading Professional Esports Franchise
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

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PARTYNEXTDOOR Announces 'Summer's Over' Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Mississauga singer/songwriter/producer PARTYNEXTDOOR has announced his headlineSummer's Over Tour in support of his second studio album, PARTYNEXTDOOR 3 (P3), out now on OVO Sound / Warner Bros. (more...)


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Geva Announces the Line-Up for the Festival of New Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

???????Geva Theatre Center unveils its line-up for the Festival of New Theatre 2016 to be held in the Fielding Stage from October 12 - October 23. FONT 2016 is a vibrant and innovative mix of new works by some of the most exciting playwrights from across the country and around the corner and is part of Geva's ongoing commitment to developing and producing new work for the American theatre.  (more...)

THE PRODUCERS Begins Performances Tomorrow at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director), recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, launches the 2016-2017 season with Mel Brooks' award-winning musical The Producers, directed by Don Stephenson and choreographed by Bill Burns. The Producers features music and lyrics by Mel Brooks, a book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, and the original Broadway direction and choreography by Susan Stroman. (more...)

Maechi Aharanwa, Tre Davis and Renika Williams to Lead National Black Theatre's SWEET
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Maechi Aharanwa, Tre Davis and Renika Williams will star in Harrison David Rivers' play 'Sweet,' the first theatrical production of the 48th season of Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre's (NBT). (more...)

Tall Heights Play 'Spirit Cold' on CONAN Last Night + National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Boston duo Tall Heights' not-so-secret weapon is their captivating live performance which they're taking on the road this fall, making stops across the US including NYC, Philadelphia, DC, Portland and Chicago. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 9/27/2016 - HAMILTON Hits the Windy City and More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 27, 2016

Today's big news: HAMILTON begins tonight in the Windy City, CINDERELLA launches its national tour in Grand Rapids, Laura Benanti makes her Cafe Carlyle debut, and Sarah Jones's SELL/BUY/DATE starts at MTC! (more...)

Yes Lifecycle Marketing Launches Major Update to Its Cross-Channel Campaign Plan Module
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

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Chicago Shakespeare Welcomes Deborah Vandergrift as General Manager
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) names Deborah Vandergift to the newly created position of General Manager. (more...)

New Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU Appoints Stephanie Smith as Chief Curator
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Today, the Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond announced that Stephanie Smith will join its growing team as Chief Curator. The non-collecting institution, dedicated to presenting the art of today, will unveil its new building designed by Steven Holl Architects in fall 2017. Smith, who is currently Chief Curator at the Art Gallery of Ontario, will work closely with ICA Director Lisa Freiman to help set the new institution's artistic vision and create a dynamic inaugural program. Smith will join the ICA in November 2016. (more...)

PAC Man Cary Lee Peterson: Trump-Clinton Presidential Debate Was A Great Beginning to Change in America
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

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Harold Lopez-Nussa's EL VIAJE Hits Billboard Jazz Chart; U.S. Tour Starts Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

'El Viaje (The Journey),' the title track of Cuban pianist and composer Harold López-Nussa's debut release on Mack Avenue Records, seems to sway gently like a boat in the water-as if readying for a voyage or returning to port after arrival-trumpet and voices whispering memories. (more...)

American Monarch Theatre Company to Open Inaugural Season with THE LAST FIVE YEARS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Easton's American Monarch Theatre Company (AMTC) will open its 2016-2017 inaugural season with the musical, The Last Five Years. Performances are October 15th at 8 p.m. and October 16th at 3 p.m. in the Gold Room of the Grand Eastonian Hotel in Easton, PA. Tickets are $20. (more...)

VIDEO: BAD SANTA 2 Shares New Presidential Election Digital Spot
by Movies News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

In the spirit of the Election Season, our friends at BAD SANTA 2 have created a Presidential Election Digital Spot - check it out below! BAD SANTA 2 hits theaters November 23, 2016. (more...)

Opera on Tap to Present World's First Virtual Reality Episodic Horror Opera THE PARKSVILLE MURDERS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Opera on Tap has announced its most innovative project yet: an episodic horror opera created for Virtual Reality, entitled The Parksville Murders. (more...)

Red Tape Theatre to Present Midwest Premiere of A HEDDA GABLER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Red Tape Theatre will produce the Midwest premiere of A HEDDA GABLER, adapted and with translations by Chicago-based playwright Nigel O'Hearn and directed by Artistic Director Max Truax. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE BARDY BUNCH Celebrates Opening Night at Mercury Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

THE BARDY BUNCH: The War of the Families Partridge and Brady, the musical parody by Stephen Garvey that gained cult status during its Off-Broadway run in 2014, runs in a limited engagement in Chicago, September 16 through November 20, at the Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport Avenue. The show's all-star cast will portray the Brady and Partridge families, just after the ABC Network ceased airing their chronicles in 1974, in a blood-soaked, vengeance-fueled, lust-filled crossover episode of Shakespearean proportions. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

Miller Theatre presents the premiere-filled NY solo debut of flutist TIM MUNRO, 11/10
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts presents the New York solo debut of flutist Tim Munro in Recounting, featuring Kate Soper, soprano and Mary Ellen Stebbins, lighting design. (more...)

WICKED Celebrates Years in the West End Tonight - and the UK & Ireland Tour Returns in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

WICKED, the West End musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, celebrates an extraordinary 10 years at London's Apollo Victoria Theatre tonight (Tuesday 27 September 2016). Over the past decade, Wicked has attained many accolades and achieved numerous milestones to become 'one of the most popular West End musicals ever' (London Evening Standard). (more...)

Cycle For Survival Returns To Times Square, 9/30
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

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2016 WNBA Semifinals Tip Off with Doubleheader on ESPN2, Today
by TV News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Four teams remain as the 2016 WNBA Playoffs semifinals tip off today, Sept. 28, with a doubleheader on ESPN2 beginning at 8 p.m. as the eighth-seeded Phoenix Mercury visit the top-seeded Minnesota Lynx in the best-of-five series. (more...)

Third Eye Theatre Ensemble Announces Regional Premiere of DARK SISTERS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Dark Sisters Park Ridge--Third Eye Theatre Ensemble, a Chicago performance company, which seeks to engage audiences with inspiring performances relevant to today's ever-changing world, will be presenting the Chicago Premiere of composer Nico Muhly's Dark Sisters at Prop Thtr, 3502 N. Elston October 21st-November 6th as the fall portion of its third season. (more...)

ESPN's Multi-Platform Coverage of World Cup of Hockey 2016 Final Begins Today
by TV News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

ESPN's multi-platform coverage of World Cup of Hockey 2016 best-of-three Final between Team Canada and Team Europe begins today, Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 8 p.m. ET. on ESPN. (more...)

IN THE HEIGHTS Adaptation Set to Get Underway This Spring; Lin-Manuel Miranda to Appear?
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 27, 2016

HAMILTON creator Lin-Manuel Miranda is featured on the cover of the new issue of Variety. In the feature story, the Tony Award winner speaks about his latest projects and hints that a movie musical, TV show or all-new stage show may be part of his future plans. (more...)

Ma-Yi Theater Company to Premiere Hansol Jung's AMONG THE DEAD This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

AMONG THE DEAD, a new play by Hansol Jung, will be given its world premiere by the award-winning Asian American Off-Broadway MA-YI THEATER COMPANY at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue, NYC), with previews set to begin November 6th prior to its official opening night on November 10th. (more...)

MainStage Irving-Las Colinas Kicks Off It's 2016-17 Season with LAUGHING MATTERS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

MainStage Irving-Las Colinas, in association with the ICT MainStage Guild, will celebrate the beginning of the 2016-17 Razzle Dazzle season with a special, one-night-only dinner cabaret, LAUGHING MATTERS, starring Dallas/Fort Worth theatre favorite B.J. Cleveland. The cabaret will take place onstage at the Irving Arts Center's Dupree Theatre (3333 N MacArthur Blvd, Irving, TX 75062) on Friday, October 21. Doors and bar open at 6:00 p.m. with dinner served at 6:30 p.m. and preshow music by Thomas Lightfoot and his band. The cabaret performance will begin at 7:30 p.m.  (more...)

Photo Flash: The Bardy Bunch at The Mercury Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

THE BARDY BUNCH: The War of the Families Partridge and Brady, the musical parody by Stephen Garvey that gained cult status during its Off-Broadway run in 2014, is excited to announce casting for its limited engagement in Chicago, September 16 through November 27, at the Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport Avenue. The show's all-star cast will portray the Brady and Partridge families, just after the ABC Network ceased airing their chronicles in 1974, in a blood-soaked, vengeance-fueled, lust-filled crossover episode of Shakespearean proportions. (more...)

FX Inks Exclusive Overall TV Production Deal With Emmy-Winning Writer & Producer D.V. DeVincentis
by TV News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

FX Productions (FXP) has signed Emmy(R) Award winning writer and producer D.V. DeVincentis to an exclusive overall television production deal, it was announced by Nick Grad and Eric Schrier, the Presidents of Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Productions. (more...)

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston Announces Cast & Creative Team for WARRIOR CLASS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston has announced the cast & creative team for its upcoming productionof WARRIOR CLASS by Kenneth Lin (writer, House of Cards), directed by Dawn M. Simmons. Performances are October 21 - November 13, 2016. (more...)

Sebastian Maniscalco Comes to Paramount Theatre This April
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Sebastian Maniscalco's WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT? TOUR comes to Denver's Paramount Theatre on Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 at 7:00 PM.  Tickets go on sale Friday, September 30th at 10 AM, one day in advance of the premier of his highly anticipated SHOWTIME special of the same name.  Tickets are $39.75 - $59.75 with a limited number of VIP tickets available at $250, and can be purchased online at AltitudeTickets.com or by phone at 303-893-TIXS. (more...)

COME FROM AWAY, STRICTLY BALLROOM, MRS HENDERSON PRESENTS and More Set for Mirvish Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

David Mirvish has announced the 17 shows in the 2016 - 2017 Mirvish Theatre Season.  There will be seven shows in the Mainstage Subscription Series, three in the Off-Mirvish Subscription Series, and seven bonus shows not on subscription. (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Stage Nationwide Reading of IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

???????Berkeley Repertory Theatre announced today A Nationwide Reading, a national series of free public readings of the new stage adaptation of It Can't Happen Here, based on the 1935 novel written by Sinclair Lewis. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Midsommer Flight's Holiday Show TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Midsommer Flight continues its fifth season of free Shakespeare programming, presenting a remount of last year's hit, a free indoor production of the comedy Twelfth Night, by William Shakespeare, directed by Midsommer Flight's Producing Artistic Director Beth Wolf and music directed by Midsommer Flight's Resident Music Director Elizabeth Rentfro in partnership with the Lincoln Park Conservatory. Dedicated to presenting high quality, accessible productions of Shakespeare's plays, Midsommer Flight is a proud arts partner with the Chicago Park District. (more...)

Renowned Opera Singers Join Houston Symphony and Chorus for Haydn's CREATION
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Acclaimed international vocalists Nicole Heaston, Toby Spence and Peter Rose will join the Houston Symphony and Chorus in a performance of Haydn's grandiose oratorio, The Creation, led by Music Director Andres Orozco-Estrada Sept. 29 and Oct. 1-2. (more...)

American Pops Orchestra Launches LUNCHTIME CONCERT SERIES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Maestro LUKE FRAZIER and THE AMERICAN POPS ORCHESTRA - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will launch the 12:15 PM lunchtime concert series "THIRD THURSDAYS" to highlight the unique musical personalities and special talents of the members of their acclaimed ensemble at Live! at 10th and G (First Congregational, UCC Washington - 945 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20001). Admission to the 30 minute events are free, but a free-will offering will benefit the DC Youth Orchestra Program, where Mr. Frazier is an Artist-in-Residence.  (more...)

Broadway's A BRONX TALE Finds Full Company, Kicks Off Rehearsals
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Rehearsals began today for the Broadway premiere of A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL, the new musical featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater, co-directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo. The show is produced by Tommy Mottola, the Dodgers, and Tribeca Productions. (more...)

American Writers Museum Appoints Inaugural President
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

American Writers Museum (AWM), the first and only museum of its kind opening in March 2017 at 180 N. Michigan Avenue in Chicago, has announced the appointment of its inaugural president, Carey Cranston, effective October 3, 2016. (more...)

VH1's BLACK INK Crew Prepares for Season Two Premiere and Signs a Label Production Deal With Star Maker Devyne Stephens
by TV News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Corey McGinnis, better known as ¬ďPHOR¬Ē from ¬†VH1's ¬†Black Ink Crew Chicago is gearing up for the release of exclusive, new music and the second season of the show premiering this October. PHOR has recently signed to Devyne Stephen's Upfront Entertainment for a label and production deal. (more...)

SHREK THE MUSICAL to Open at The Rose Theater This Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Everyone's favorite ogre is back and bigger than ever in Shrek The Musical (TYA), the hilarious stage spectacle based on the Oscar-winning hit film by DreamWorks Animation. The 75-minute production opens at The Rose Theater on Sept. 30 and continues through Oct. 16. Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek The Musical is an irreverently fun show the entire family will enjoy and a message audiences of all ages will appreciate. (more...)

NEW YORK MADNESS to Play The Kraine Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade will present the October installment of New York Madness on Sunday, October 30 at 8pm with guest playwrights Dennis A. Allen II (Won the 2010 Sam French Festival for The Mud is Thicker in Mississippi; Recipient of Atlantic Theater Company's inaugural 2014-15 Launch Commission), Maggie Bofill (Drawn and Quartered at INTAR, NY Times Critics Pick; Winners at EST, 2015), Nat Cassidy (2009 NYIT Award forThe Reckoning of Kit & Little Boots; 2011 NYIT Award for Outstanding Solo Performance), Shaun B. Fauntleroy (#SPEAKUP: The Street Harassment Plays with Flux Theatre Ensemble), Gina Femia (semi-finalist The O'Neill and The Princess Grace Award for Super, or, How Clark Graves Learned to Fly; Mahogany Brown and the Case of the Disappearing Kid at The Brick; Five-Sided Triangle at Dixon Place), Julienne Hairston (Ababuo and#Hashtag with Project Y; Coal Run Road in The 2015 Fire This Time Festival), Judith Leora (The Cookie Fight with Bristol Valley Theatre; Gideon with Ego Actus), Nilsa Reyna (founding Artistic Director of Chicago's Fusion Theatre; Legends of Texas with Lonestar Theatre), and Deborah Yarchun(Honorable Mention on The Kilroy's List for The Aleph Complex; EST/Sloan Commission for Tectonic Melange). (more...)

Sebastian Maniscalco Will Bring WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT? Tour to Hennepin Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Hennepin Theatre Trust announced today that Just for Laugh's Stand Up Comedian of the Year SEBASTIAN MANISCALCO will bring his national WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT? Tour to the historic State Theatre (805 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis) on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 7 p.m. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, Sept. 30 at noon at the State Theatre Box Office, charge-by-phone at (800) 982-2787 and online at HennepinTheatreTrust.org. (more...)

Pioneering German Artist Thomas Bayrle Makes His Solo Museum Debut in the United States
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

The Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (ICA Miami) presents a major survey of renowned German artist Thomas Bayrle, opening on November 29, 2016, during Art Basel Miami Beach. Marking the first American museum presentation dedicated to the artist, the exhibition traces Bayrle's exploration of the profoundly complex impact of technology on humans and their environments over the course of his nearly 50-year career and across a range of media including painting, sculpture, video, collage, and installation. A centerpiece of the survey will be Wire Madonna, a newly commissioned and monumental site-specific installation created for ICA Miami's Atrium Gallery. Organized by Deputy Director and Chief Curator Alex Gartenfeld and Assistant Curator Stephanie Seidel, and on view through March 26, 2017, the exhibition marks ICA Miami's final presentation in the landmark Moore Building, as it looks forward to the opening of its new permanent home in the Miami Design District in late 2017. (more...)

Second City Invites You to Play with Them in Boulder
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

On February 8th, 2017, Chicago's legendary sketch and improv comedy theater returns to the Boulder Theater with "We're All In This Room Together." (more...)

Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco Announces Fox Theatre Show
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Sebastian Maniscalco is the 2016 Just for Laughs Stand Up Comedian of the Year, and is quickly becoming one of the most sought after funny men in the business today. A frequent guest on networks such as Showtime and Comedy Network and host of the wildly popular podcast, "The Pete and Sebastian Show", Maniscalco has announced a performance at the Fox Theatre on Friday, May 19 at 7 p.m. in support of his newest comedy special Why Would You Do That?  (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre Extends IN THE HEIGHTS Through November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce a second extension of Porchlight's 22nd season opener, the multi-Tony Award-winning In The Heights, now playing through Saturday, Nov. 19, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, book by Quiara Alegria Hudes. Directed and co-choreographed by Brenda Didier, co-choreographed by Chris Carter, music directed by Diana Lawrence and assistant directed by Adrian Abel Azevedo, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. The  performance times are Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 4 and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. with an added Thursday matinee, October 6 at 1:30 p.m. There is no 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6. Tickets are $43 - $51. Single tickets may be purchased at 773.327.5252 or at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org.  (more...)

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