Horizon Theatre Company Welcomes New Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

After three years of searching, Horizon Theatre Company is proud to welcome Thomas Fowlkes as the new Managing Director. Thomas is an Atlanta native with a vast experience in arts administration and community building. (more...)

BWW Preview: Dine AL FRESCO in NYC
by Marina Kennedy - May 8, 2016

Check out our first roundup for great al fresco dining in New York City and stay tuned to Broadwayworld.com Food and Wine for more outdoor and rooftop dining suggestions. (more...)

Denise Tomasello to Perform at The Skokie Theatre, 5/28
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Direct from her historic sold out concert at the Gold Coast's Drake Hotel Grand Ballroom, where she became the first entertainer to perform at  the legendary hotel, and heralded as "The Cabaret Queen of Chicago," by both the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times and Skyline, the legendary Denise Tomasello, will be making her solo concert debut at The Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Ave, Skokie, Illinois, on Saturday, May 28th at 8pm. Tickets for this highly anticipated special event are $30 and can be obtained online at SkokieTheatre.org or calling 847.677.7761. (more...)

'NO END OF BLAME' and GOOD Set for PTP/NYC's 30th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

PTP/NYC (Potomac Theatre Project), in association with Middlebury College, presents its 30th repertory season, its 10th consecutive in New York City, running from July 5 - August 7, 2016 in a limited 5-week Off-Broadway engagement at The Atlantic Stage 2, located at 330 West 16th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues. (more...)

SoloChicago Theatre to Stage THE UNFORTUNATES at Theater Wit
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Following its highly acclaimed inaugural production of Churchill, which played in Chicago, New York City and continues to play in several places around the country, SoloChicago Theatre is pleased to announce its second production - THE UNFORTUNATES by Australian playwright Aoise Stratford. SoloChicago Artistic Director Kurt Johns will direct the piece about survival, celebrity, violence and friendship, which begins performances June 17 at Theater Wit. (more...)

VIDEO: Discovery Announces All-New 'Shark Week' Programming Lineup
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2016

The most fintastic time of the year is back and making a huge splash! SHARK WEEK, television's longest-running and most anticipated summer event, airs Sunday, June 26 at 8:00 PM ET/PT and continues through Sunday, July 3. (more...)

Maine State Music Theatre, Fulton Theatre to Present New Chamber Version of GHOST THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

The 'nationally regarded' Maine State Music Theatre and Fulton Theatre present the exclusive premiere of the new chamber version of GHOST THE MUSICAL June 8 through June 25. (more...)

7-Eleven to Take a Bit Out of TV Mega Event SHARK WEEK with New Promotion
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2016

For fans hungry for the return of Discovery Channel's Shark Week or just plain hungry, 7-Eleven, Inc. is taking a bite out of the 28th annual TV mega-event with a tasty 8-week promotion. Shark Week airs Sunday, June 26, through Sunday, July 3. (more...)

ESPN to Present Comprehensive Coverage of EURO 2016 Across Multiple Platforms
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2016

This summer, ESPN will present exclusive programming and comprehensive coverage from EURO 2016 across digital platforms worldwide. (more...)

Uptown Underground Announces Cabaret Summer Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway, adds new variety into its already packed weekly lineup of top-shelf retrotainment. (more...)

Grammy Nominee Sacha Boutros Returning to Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage, 5/19
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Grammy-nominated Jazz recording artist Sacha Boutros returns to Martinis Above Fourth with her popular show, Sacha Sings Streisand. Sacha created the show in 2014 because she always wanted to pay tribute to her longtime idol, Barbra Streisand. That show provided the opportunity to do just that and the audience loved every minute of it! Boutros once again brings her talent, charm and beautiful voice to Martinis Above Fourth to share songs from the Barbara Streisand catalogue with a one-night only performance on Thursday, May 19 at 8:00 pm.  Tickets, available at www.ma4sd.com, are priced at $20 - $35. (more...)

Poetry Is Theatre Festival to Feature World Premieres of MEDEA and PHAEDRA, RELEASED.
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Poetry Is Productions presents the Poetry Is Theatre festival, featuring the world premieres of world premieres of 'Medea' by Catherine Theis and 'Phaedra, Released.' by Robert Eric Shoemaker. (more...)

Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences Announces April School Holiday Program
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

Create your own video game, sleep over at the Powerhouse Museum and build rockets at Sydney Observatory these school holidays. The Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) is the home of creative children from 9 to 24 April. In addition to popular workshops in LEGO stop motion animation, Minecraft, computer game design and music video creation, four new workshops have been added to the Museum's THINKSPACE program. (more...)

YOU ON THE MOORS NOW to Launch The Hypocrites' 20th Anniversary Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

The Hypocrites has announced its 20th Anniversary Season, featuring five dynamic productions, including a world premiere musical adaptation and two Chicago premieres. The company is also thrilled to launch a new play development initiative, with its first-ever new play commissions. (more...)

Theo Ubique Extends RENT Through May
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2016

After selling out its originally scheduled run within a week of opening night, Theo Ubique's production of Jonathan Larson's musical Rent will be extended for an additional four weeks. Tickets for the added performances are now on sale. (more...)

Paul Slade Smith Will Temporarily Replace Kelsey Grammer in FINDING NEVERLAND
by Nora Dominick - Mar 25, 2016

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Paul Slade Smith, who originated the role of Mr. Henshaw in Broadway's Finding Neverland, will succeed Kelsey Grammer in the role of Charles Frohman/Captain Hook starting April 5th.  (more...)

Artists Lounge Live to Present Colleen McHugh in STREISAND IN THE SIXTIES, 4/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

Artists Lounge Live presents Colleen McHugh in her concert STREISAND IN THE SIXTIES for one night only on Friday, April 8, 2016 at 7:30pm at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W Campbell St, Arlington Heights, IL. (more...)

Schedule, Directors Announced for Gay Play Weekend at Center on Halsted
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

A slate of 4 vibrant and kinetic new LGBTQ+ plays and 1 musical have emerged as finalists in Pride Films and Plays' 2016 Great Gay Play and Musical Contest. They come from writers across the United States, and were selected by a reading team from across the country doing blind readings of the manuscripts. Those five scripts will be performed as Enhanced Staged Readings at the Center On Halsted's Hoover-Leppen, 3540 N Halsted, during Gay Play and Musical Weekend which is April 22 to 24, 2016. Tickets for the event are pay-what-you-can (suggested $10). Find more information at www.pridefilmsandplays.com or 1 800 737 0984. (more...)

Pop Announces Its 2016-2017 Upfront Slate of Original Programming
by TV News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

Pop, a television network seen in more than 80 million homes with original programming that celebrates what fans are excited about, today announced its 2016-2017 upfront slate which showcases premium original series, award-winning talent and programming that taps into cultural trends and topics. (more...)

VAUDEZILLA! (AFTER DARK) to Bring Steamy Burlesque to Stage 773 This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

Vaudezilla! (After Dark) features the hottest, steamiest burlesque and cabaret acts that only a city like Chicago can offer! (more...)

Jamil Khoury's MOSQUE ALERT to Premiere at Silk Road Rising This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

Silk Road Rising and Executive Director Malik Gillani are proud to announce the World Premiere of MOSQUE ALERT, a new play written by Jamil Khoury and directed by Edward Torres. MOSQUE ALERT runs March 24 - May 1, 2016, in Pierce Hall at The Historic Chicago Temple Building, 77 W. Washington St, Lower Level, in Chicago. Press opening is Saturday, April 2 at 4:00 pm. (more...)

Idina Menzel to Perform 'Let It Go' on ABC's DISNEYLAND 60 Celebration, 2/21
by TV News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Tony Award-winning star of stage, film, television and music Idina Menzel to perform on THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY: DISNEYLAND 60. (more...)

Pentatonix, Ne-Yo, Dick Van Dyke & More Join DISNEYLAND 60 Special
by TV News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Fall Out Boy, Little Big Town, NE-YO and Pentatonix are just a handful of music's biggest superstars who'll take to the stage during THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY: DISNEYLAND 60. (more...)

Bravo! Vail Sets 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

Bravo! Vail Music Festival has announced its 29th season, which will take place from June 23 to August 6, 2016. This season features the festival's first residency with an international orchestra, London's world-renowned Academy of St Martin in the Fields, led by acclaimed violinist and Music Director Joshua Bell. The Dallas Symphony Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic return for residencies alongside a number of today's most esteemed soloists and chamber artists. (more...)

Poetry Is Productions to Stage WILDE'S SALOME: A STRIPTEASE at Gorilla Tango
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

Poetry Is Productions presents the world premiere of "WILDE'S SALOME: A STRIPTEASE", inspired by the play by Oscar Wilde. Press opening is March 25 at 9:00 pm at Gorilla Tango Theatre. "WILDE'S SALOME" runs from March 18 (preview) through April 23 at Gorilla Tango, 1919 W. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL. (more...)

Deanna Dunagan, Seamus Mulcahy and Ilia Volok to Star in Jesse Eisenberg's THE REVISIONIST at The Wallis
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

In its first production following a hit Off-Broadway run, Jesse Eisenberg's THE REVISIONIST will receive its West Coast debut at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in a new production directed by Robin Larsen. Leading the cast is Tony Award-winning star of August: Osage County Deanna Dunagan, Seamus Mulcahy and Ilia Volok. Previews begin in the Lovelace Studio Theater on Tuesday, March 29. Opening Night is Friday, April 1. (more...)

The Florentine Opera's 83rd Season to Feature a World Premiere, Classics and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

The Florentine Opera Company General Director William Florescu announced the nation's sixth oldest opera company's 83Rd season with a 'grand reveal party' in the Marcus Centers newly renovated Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall: (more...)

VTech Expands Award-Winning Safe&Sound Portfolio with Launch of Two New Baby Monitors
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2016

VTech understands that for parents, the safety and well-being of their little one is first and foremost, which is why VTech is committed to providing parents with the peace of mind they need and deserve. Today, VTech® Communications, Inc. announced two new additions to its award-winning Safe&Sound® baby monitor line. Whether parents are looking for a reliable audio monitor with innovative features such as connected sensors or a clear and crisp video monitor with a fun and modern camera design in the shape of an owl, VTech's Safe&Sound® line has a monitor that fits every parent's needs.  (more...)

Asolo Rep to Stage GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Nearly 50 years after the groundbreaking film inspired the world, Asolo Rep is thrilled to present Todd Kreidler's electric stage adaptation of the iconic Academy Award-winning film GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER.   (more...)

47th NAACP IMAGE AWARDS Makes TV One #1 Among 2-AD-Supported Cable Networks
by TV News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

TV One announced today its premiere of the 47th NAACP Image Awards drove the network to rank among Ad-Supported Cable's Top 2 Non-Sports Nets for the nightamong Black Viewers 2 (more...)

Broadway, Chicago Stars Round Out Principal Cast of Lyric Opera's THE KING AND I
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

Lyric Opera of Chicago announced today casting for the remaining principal roles in its grand-scale production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I, featuring Broadway stars Kate Baldwin and Paolo Montalban as Anna Leonowens and the King of Siam. Additional Broadway artists Ali Ewoldt (Tuptim), Alan Ariano (The Kralahome) and Rona Figueroa (Lady Thiang) join the cast, along with Sam Simahk (Lun Tha) and Chicagoland artists Charlie Babbo (Louis Leonowens), Jomar Ferreras (Interpreter), John Lister (Captain Orton), David Parkes (Sir Edward Ramsay), Peter Sipla (Phra Alack) and Matthew Uzarraga (Prince Chulalongkorn). All but Lister make their Lyric debuts with The King and I. (more...)

Japan Society to Present Haruki Murakami's SLEEP This Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

As part of its 2015-2016 Performing Arts Season, Japan Society presents Haruki Murakami's SLEEP, in a first look, work-in-progress showing from Ripe Time and PlayCo. (more...)

BATMAN V SUPERMAN Among Nominees for 17th Annual GOLDEN TRAILER AWARDS; Full List
by Movies News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

The Golden Trailer Awards, the entertainment industry's best and most fun-filled celebration devoted to the year's most outstanding achievements in motion picture and television marketing, announced today the nominees in the 17th annual competitio (more...)

Mongiwekhaya's I SEE YOU to Open at Fugard Studio in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Hot off its premiere at The Royal Court, London and Market Theatre run, South African Mongiwekhaya's latest play, I See You will open at the Fugard Studio Theatre on May 5 and run until 28 May. (more...)

ATX Television Festival and Time Inc.'s Entertainment Weekly Announce Multi-Year Partnership
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

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Alison Bender Expands Role at ESPN FC TV, Digital & Online Platforms
by TV News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Alison Bender has expanded her role at ESPN FC as its UK-based football presenter and reporter, contributing daily content, analysis and breaking news on Premier League, European and world football. (more...)

Theo Ubique's RENT to Extend Through Mid-May After All
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

After having to cancel its extension of Jonathan Larson's musical RENT just days after it was announced, an extension is now back on, according to the Theo Ubique's Artistic Director Fred Anzevino. (more...)

Chameleon Vocalist and Entrepreneur Corvaa Releases 'Zipper' Single, Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

It takes a great deal to be not only extremely versatile in today's music industry, but to have the passion, drive and entrepreneurial spirit to take fans by storm, and with her self-titled debut EP and powerful live performances (more...)

Cast Set for Theo Ubique's AN ANTHONY NEWLEY AND LESLIE BRICUSSE SONGBOOK
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

The British songwriting duo of Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse, who together wrote some of the most enduring and loved songs of Broadway and Hollywood, will be celebrated in Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre's 2016 summer cabaret. (more...)

Travel Channel Announces All-New Water-Themed Premieres
by TV News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Five new and returning series that celebrate heart-pumping water thrills, gorgeous sunny beach destinations and over-the-top water attractions will hit the air on Travel Channel beginning in June. (more...)

LA Film Festival Unveils 2016 Competition Lineup
by Movies News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Today the LA Film Festival, produced by Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that also produces the Film Independent Spirit Awards, unveiled the official U.S. Fiction, Documentary, World Fiction, Nightfall and LA Muse sections. (more...)

Eli Roth to Return as Host of Late-Night Talk Show SHARK AFTER DARK This June
by TV News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Eli Roth is back for more shark n' awe. The award-winning film director, producer, writer and actor ('Inglourious Basterds', 'The Green Inferno,' and 'Knock Knock', amongst other projects) returns as host of SHARK WEEK's hit late-night talk show Shark After Dark for a second year in a row. (more...)

THE BIRTH OF THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK Set for The Palmer House, 5/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

The Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel, has announcde dinner, dancing and all-star performances with The Birth of the Great American Songbook, Saturday, May 21, in the legendary Empire Room, on the lobby level of the Palmer House, 17 E. Monroe St. (more...)

MAGIC MONDAY Returns This May at Santa Monica Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Experience the thrill of magic and spellbinding illusions with a rotating cast of master magicians every week in the Magic Monday cabaret at the Santa Monica Playhouse from May 2 through June 27.  (more...)

Pentangle Arts and ArtisTree Announce Collaboration on CATS
by Louisa Brady - Apr 24, 2016

Pentangle Arts and ArtisTree are thrilled to announce the opening of their collaborative stage production of CATS The Musical. The show runs from April 29th to May 8th, 2016, and features local and professional talent. Both organizations are thrilled to offer this rare opportunity to see CATS The Musical in the Upper Valley -- before it returns to Broadway this summer! The music is composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, and the story is based on Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, by T. S. Eliot. CATS ran on Broadway from 1982 to 2000, making it the fourth longest-running show in Broadway history. (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Announced for SOUPS, STEWS, AND CASSEROLES: 1976 at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

On the heels of their critically acclaimed world premiere of Luna Gale, playwright Rebecca Gilman and Artistic Director Robert Falls again join forces for her newest drama, Soups, Stews, and Casseroles: 1976. Change is coming to a small Wisconsin town when a corporation acquires a local cheese manufacturer, which employs the majority of the town's working class citizens. For the Durst family, the merger presents newfound opportunity-and a moral dilemma. The Chicago premiere, which marks the play's second production following its 2014 world premiere at The Repertory of St. Louis, features Cliff Chamberlain as longtime factory employee Kim Durst; Cora Vander Broek as his wife Kat; Lindsay Stock as their daughter, Kelly. Rounding out the cast are Ty Olwin (Kyle), Angela Reed (Elaine) and Ann Whitney (JoAnne). The creative team includes Kevin Depinet (set), Richard Woodbury (sound), Jenny Mannis (costumes) and Jesse Klug (lights). Kimberly Osgood is the production stage manager. Soups, Stews, and Casseroles: 1976 appears May 21 - June 19 in the Owen Theatre (opening night is Monday, May 31). Tickets ($10 - $40; subject to change) are on sale now at GoodmanTheatre.org/Soups, by phone at 312.443.3800 or at the box office (170 North Dearborn). Mayer Brown LLP is the Corporate Sponsor Partner. (more...)

Scoop: GOOD MORNING AMERICA on ABC - Week of April 18, 2016
by TV Scoop - Apr 15, 2016

Get all the scoop on GOOD MORNING AMERICA, airing on ABC for the week of April 18, 2016! (more...)

Fulton Theatre to Present Re-Invented GHOST: THE MUSICAL, 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

 The "nationally regarded" Fulton Theatre and Maine State Music Theatre present the exclusive premiere of the new chamber version of Ghost: The Musical through May 14 (Performances at Maine State Music Theatre are June 8 - June 25, 2016). The romantic and heart-wrenching story will feature a cast of 10, focusing on the central characters of the original story, with a 6 piece orchestra. New acoustic versions of the songs from the original Broadway production will include, "Unchained Melody," "Here Right Now,"  "Suspend My Disbelief - I Had a Life," and more! (more...)

Jen Cody, Hunter Foster, Josh Grisetti, Ann Harada, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Julia Murney, Ken Page and More Headed to The Muny's 98th Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that The Muny has announced a star-stuffed first round of principal cast members for its spectacular 98th season! (more...)

The Music Center Sets 2016-17 Dance Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Reinforcing the role of The Music Center as a major hub for dance in Los Angeles, The Music Center's powerful new dance season will engage both dance lovers and those new to the art form by challenging preconceived notions of classical ballet and exploring the realm of contemporary expression. The 2016-2017 season of Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center (Dance at The Music Center) will provide the platform for some of the finest U.S. dance companies and artists along with internationally renowned companies who are among the most requested by Music Center audiences. This coming season opens with Celebrate Forsythe (October 21-23, 2016) as three American ballet companies - San Francisco Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet and Houston Ballet - perform in one program in a never-before-seen approach to salute one of America's top choreographers, William Forsythe. The season continues with the distinctive contemporary work of Jessica Lang Dance (February 17-19, 2017); the return of the much-in-demand Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (March 8-12, 2017); the west coast premiere of Scottish Ballet's A Streetcar Named Desire (May 19-21, 2017); Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg's exploration of the passions of Tchaikovsky (June 23-25, 2017); and an original program curated by New York City principal ballerina Tiler Peck with the return of The Music Center's BalletNow (July 28-30, 2017). A number of the engagements will be integrated with arts education programs including high school performances and teacher workshops. Center Dance Arts is the founding supporter of Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center. (more...)

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