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18th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival Presented by BET Announces Additions of Exclusive Scenes18th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival Presented by BET Announces Additions of Exclusive Scenes
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

The 18th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival (www.urbanworld.org), presented by BET Networks with founding sponsor HBO, announced the addition of an exclusive look at scenes (more...)

Martin Nievera Returns to the Suncoast Showroom, 10/18-19Martin Nievera Returns to the Suncoast Showroom, 10/18-19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Filipino singer, songwriter and actor Martin Nievera brings his 32 years of gold and platinum hits to the Suncoast Showroom on October 18 and 19. (more...)

Lookingglass Theatre to Open 27th Season With Midwest Premiere of DEATH TAX, 9/2-10/12Lookingglass Theatre to Open 27th Season With Midwest Premiere of DEATH TAX, 9/2-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Kicking off its 27th Season, Lookingglass Theatre Company presents Death Tax, by Lucas Hnath, and directed by Ensemble Member Heidi Stillman. Death Tax runs September 2, 2014 - October 12, 2014 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. The Press Opening is Friday, September 12, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

The Artistic Home to Open WATCH ON THE RHINE, 10/5The Artistic Home to Open WATCH ON THE RHINE, 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Kicking off the Artistic Home's 14th season will be Lillian Hellman's 1941 New York Drama Critic's Circle award-winner Watch on the Rhine. (more...)

GoPro Introduces HERO4 - The Most Powerful GoPro Lineup, EverGoPro Introduces HERO4 - The Most Powerful GoPro Lineup, Ever
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

SAN MATEO, Calif., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ GoPro, Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRO), enabler of some of today's most immersive and engaging content, today unveiled HERO4, the highest performance line of capture devices the company has ever made. HERO4 is available in two editions, HERO4 Black at MSRP $499 and HERO4 Silver at MSRP $399. GoPro's Emmy Award-winning imaging technology combines with enhanced ease-of-use and powerful new features such as 4K30, 2.7K50 and 1080p120 video capture (Black) and built-in touch display convenience (Silver), to make it easier than ever for consumers to self capture and share stunning, professional quality content of their favorite experiences. (more...)

GoPro Introduces HERO4 - The Most Powerful GoPro Lineup, EverGoPro Introduces HERO4 - The Most Powerful GoPro Lineup, Ever
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

SAN MATEO, Calif., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ GoPro, Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRO), enabler of some of today's most immersive and engaging content, today unveiled HERO4, the highest performance line of capture devices the company has ever made. HERO4 is available in two editions, HERO4 Black at MSRP $499 and HERO4 Silver at MSRP $399. GoPro's Emmy Award-winning imaging technology combines with enhanced ease-of-use and powerful new features such as 4K30, 2.7K50 and 1080p120 video capture (Black) and built-in touch display convenience (Silver), to make it easier than ever for consumers to self capture and share stunning, professional quality content of their favorite experiences. (more...)

GoPro Introduces HERO4 - The Most Powerful GoPro Lineup, EverGoPro Introduces HERO4 - The Most Powerful GoPro Lineup, Ever
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

SAN MATEO, Calif., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ GoPro, Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRO), enabler of some of today's most immersive and engaging content, today unveiled HERO4, the highest performance line of capture devices the company has ever made. HERO4 is available in two editions, HERO4 Black at MSRP $499 and HERO4 Silver at MSRP $399. GoPro's Emmy Award-winning imaging technology combines with enhanced ease-of-use and powerful new features such as 4K30, 2.7K50 and 1080p120 video capture (Black) and built-in touch display convenience (Silver), to make it easier than ever for consumers to self capture and share stunning, professional quality content of their favorite experiences. (more...)

Los Angeles Zoo to Host NIGHT OF THE LIVING ZOO Halloween Bash, 10/24Los Angeles Zoo to Host NIGHT OF THE LIVING ZOO Halloween Bash, 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

For a howling good time this Halloween season, claw your way to the Los Angeles Zoo on Friday, October 24, 7 to 11 pm, for NIGHT OF THE LIVING ZOO, a 'to die for' costume bash open to ages 18 and up. (more...)

CBS Renews BIG BROTHER for Two Additional Seasons; Julie Chen to HostCBS Renews BIG BROTHER for Two Additional Seasons; Julie Chen to Host
by TV News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

CBS has renewed the summer reality hit BIG BROTHER for its 17th and 18th editions for broadcast in summer 2015 and 2016. The series is hosted by Julie Chen. (more...)

Court Theatre & American Blues Theater Extend NATIVE SONCourt Theatre & American Blues Theater Extend NATIVE SON
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Due to early ticket demand, Court Theatre and American Blues Theater announce an extension to the world premiere of American Blues Ensemble Member Nambi E. Kelley's new adaptation of Richard Wright's classic novel, Native Son, directed by Seret Scott. Native Son will now run September 11 - October 19, 2014 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. (more...)

Michael Shannon to Present Jennifer Engstrom's EXCUSE MY DUST (A DOROTHY PARKER PORTFOLIO) at SoHo Playhouse Next MonthMichael Shannon to Present Jennifer Engstrom's EXCUSE MY DUST (A DOROTHY PARKER PORTFOLIO) at SoHo Playhouse Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Michael Shannon will present the New York Premiere of EXCUSE MY DUST (A DOROTHY PARKER PORTFOLIO), written and performed by Jennifer Engstrom. Directed by Darren Lee Cole, previews begin October 10 at SoHo Playhouse with opening night set for Sunday, October 19. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at CATS at the Paramount Theatre in AuroraPhoto Flash: First Look at CATS at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Prepare to be immersed into a world like no other - the magical world of Jellicle Cats - when the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora, IL, presents CATS as the first production of its blockbuster 2014-15 Broadway Subscription series. Performances are now through October 12, 2014. Press opening is this Saturday, September 13 at 8 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Broadcasting WRNW1's Top Host, KC Armstrong, New Radio Show "KC After Dark"Broadcasting WRNW1's Top Host, KC Armstrong, New Radio Show "KC After Dark"
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

After being signed with a multi-million dollar contract with the Women's Radio Network, WRNW1, KC Armstrong's show “Keeping it Real” has been such a huge success; awarding him the top host of WRNW1. However, KC's fame does not stop there. On Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 8 p.m. EST, KC Armstrong will launch his new show “KC After Dark”. (more...)

Bands Play in Backyards and More During Junction Arts Festival Sept. 10-14Bands Play in Backyards and More During Junction Arts Festival Sept. 10-14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2014

Launceston will throw off its "sleepy" reputation with a loud line-up of over 25+ local and national music acts as part of Junction Arts Festival from 10 - 14 September, 2014. The best of Tasmania will play alongside Australia's best chart-topping bands, including The Babe Rainbow, The Royal Jellies, Tiger and Me and Pete Cornelius' jazz band King Cake. (more...)

Tony Winners Jessie Mueller, Andre DeShields & More Set for Chicago Humanities Festival's A NIGHT AT THE TONYS, 11/3Tony Winners Jessie Mueller, Andre DeShields & More Set for Chicago Humanities Festival's A NIGHT AT THE TONYS, 11/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

The Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF) announced casting today for A Night at the Tonys, this year's William and Greta Wiley Flory Concert, an annual cabaret performance, taking place on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at Francis W. Parker School (2233 North Clark Street) as part of the 25th Anniversary Fall Festival: Journeys, Oct. 25-Nov. 9. (more...)

Northlight Theatre to Present THE MOUSETRAP, 11/7-12/14Northlight Theatre to Present THE MOUSETRAP, 11/7-12/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie, directed by Jonathan Berry. The production will run at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie, from November 7 - December 14, 2014. The press opening is Friday, November 14, 2014 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

The Actors Fund to Present TRADITION, THE JEWISH LEGACY OF BROADWAY at the Pantages, 11/17The Actors Fund to Present TRADITION, THE JEWISH LEGACY OF BROADWAY at the Pantages, 11/17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

The Actors Fund presents a very special MUSICAL MONDAY with Michael Childers Presents: ' TRADITION, THE JEWISH LEGACY OF BROADWAY' on November 17, 2014. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at 7 p.m.; performance at 8 p.m., followed by dessert reception with the performers. (more...)

Meet the Theater Troupes Competing on truTV's New Competition Series FAKE OFFMeet the Theater Troupes Competing on truTV's New Competition Series FAKE OFF
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 3, 2014

This fall, 10 teams of talented performers will set out to wow viewers like never before in truTV's amazing new competition series Fake Off. Set to premiere Monday, Oct. 27, at 10 p.m. (more...)

THE NUTCRACKER Musical to Play Round House Theatre, 11/26-12/28THE NUTCRACKER Musical to Play Round House Theatre, 11/26-12/28
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

Round House Theatre continues its 2014/15 season with a magical, fresh new take on a beloved classic - The Nutcracker, a new holiday musical created by Tommy Rapley, Jake Minton, Phillip Klapperich, and Kevin O'Donnell. Directed by the award-winning Joe Calarco, The Nutcracker makes its area premiere at Round House Theatre from November 26 thru December 28, 2014. Opening night is Monday, December 1, 2014. (more...)

Theatre Royal Ghost Tours ReturnTheatre Royal Ghost Tours Return
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

Back by popular demand, be prepared to be scared on this haunting tour of the Theatre Royal Glasgow. An empty auditorium, a lifeless stage, out of hours, After Dark - is your mind playing tricks or have you caught a glimpse of the resident ghost? Theatre Royal Ghost Tours is an atmospheric experience of stories and suggestion that will bring you out in goose-bumps. (more...)

Sport Chalet Offers Gear for After-Dark WorkoutsSport Chalet Offers Gear for After-Dark Workouts
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

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Lifeline Theatre Extends JANE EYRE Through 11/16Lifeline Theatre Extends JANE EYRE Through 11/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

To accommodate ticket demand, Lifeline Theatre announces fifteen added performances of its critically-acclaimed production of Jane Eyre, adapted from Charlotte Bronte's novel by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Christina Calvit (four-time Jeff Award winner), and directed by Lifeline Theatre Artistic Director Dorothy Milne (Jeff Award and After Dark Award winner). After a troubled childhood, Jane Eyre searches for new purpose as a governess at Thornfield Hall. But a fragile peace gives way to turbulent passion when she meets Mr. Rochester, a man concealing a dark secret. Their unconventional relationship leads to a terrible revelation, and Jane must forge a new future amid the ashes of her ravaged dreams. As she struggles to free herself from the ghosts of her past, Jane realizes that her only hope is to find love on her own terms. A highly theatrical exploration of one woman's independent spirit in a beloved adaptation freshly updated for its first appearance on the Lifeline stage in thirteen years. Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc. (www.playscripts.com). (more...)

THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY, SEUSSICAL, HARVEY, ANYTHING GOES and More Set for Alhambra Theatre & Dining's 2015 SeasonTHE BUDDY HOLLY STORY, SEUSSICAL, HARVEY, ANYTHING GOES and More Set for Alhambra Theatre & Dining's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

The 48th season for the Alhambra Theatre & Dining promises a diverse nine-show slate with seven shows never before seen at the Alhambra. It will also feature three Broadway and pop culture veterans: Lisa Whelchel, who starred as Blair in NBC's 'Facts of Life,' 80's pop icon Debbie Gibson, and Charles Shaughnessy, who rose to prominence on the CBS hit, 'The Nanny.' Season Packages and individual-show tickets went on sale to the general public on October 1, said Managing Partner Craig Smith. Smith also announced the Alhambra's new website, making access to the Alhambra simpler and more dynamic. (more...)

Bravo! Vail & Town of Avon's New Free Concert Series Kicks Off TomorrowBravo! Vail & Town of Avon's New Free Concert Series Kicks Off Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

The Vail Valley is alive with the extraordinary sounds of Bravo! Vail, and this summer, Bravo! Vail and the Town of Avon are expanding their partnership with a new summer concert series that brings free, world music concerts to Avon's picturesque Nottingham Park. In its first year, the new Avon Presents: Bravo! Vail series features two evening concerts: Flamenco Fusion with Tito del Barrio Malaga on Thursday, July 10, and Celtic Jam with Colcannon Irish Ensemble on Thursday, July 17. Suitable for all ages, the Avon Presents: Bravo! Vail concert series combines three of the Vail Valley's most cherished assets: beautiful parks, enthusiastic audiences, and the artists of Bravo! Vail. (more...)

Acorn Productions Teams with Maine Charitable Mechanics Association for New Performance SpaceAcorn Productions Teams with Maine Charitable Mechanics Association for New Performance Space
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Acorn Productions, the 501(c)3 organization that operates the Naked Shakespeare series, has entered into a collaborative agreement with the Maine Charitable Mechanics Association (MCMA), the non-profit organization that owns and operates Mechanics Hall, located at 519 Congress Street, to complete the final stages of renovations to the third floor ballroom space so that the venue can be licensed for public performances. (more...)

CATS to Run 9/10-10/12 at Aurora's Paramount TheatreCATS to Run 9/10-10/12 at Aurora's Paramount Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Prepare to be immersed into a world like no other - the magical world of Jellicle Cats - when the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora, IL, presents CATS as the first production of its blockbuster 2014-15 Broadway Subscription series. (more...)

Atlantic Theater & Potomac Theatre Project to Present GATED as Part of 'After Dark' Series, 8/1Atlantic Theater & Potomac Theatre Project to Present GATED as Part of 'After Dark' Series, 8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

THE POTOMAC THEATRE PROJECT has announced the cast for their third reading in the After Dark Series, 'GATED' by Lukas Kanter at Atlantic Stage 2 at The Atlantic Theater (330 West 16th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues) on Friday,August 1 at 10:30 PM. Christine Hope (Into the Woods, Stage 23 Theatre Company), Cole Cuomo (City of Angels, USC), Michael Kushner (On the Town,Barrington Stage Company), Martina Bonolis (Lovesong of the Electric Bear, PTP), Elianna Kan, Ollie Corchado, and Jenny Hoofnagle (Don Carlos, Houston Grand Opera) will join the cast of the reading. (more...)

Discovery Channel Teams with Dunkin' Donuts for SHARK WEEKDiscovery Channel Teams with Dunkin' Donuts for SHARK WEEK
by TV News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

This year, SHARK WEEK will run on Dunkin'. SHARK WEEK, television's longest running must-see TV event, returns to Discovery Channel on August 10. (more...)

Artist Cecil Balmond to Design Sculpture at Mesa Arts CenterArtist Cecil Balmond to Design Sculpture at Mesa Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Mesa Arts Center announces the selection of internationally-acclaimed artist Cecil Balmond to design its 21st Century Café Society shade sculpture project. The structural fluidity of this monumental work will provide permanent shade over a community gathering place and connect the internationally-renowned Mesa Art Center campus with Main Street in Downtown Mesa. Following a Public Art Request for Qualifications, jurors chose Balmond's winning concept from an impressive group of three finalists who were invited to submit designs. (more...)

Monty Python's SPAMALOT to Open 7/29 at Pittsburgh CLOMonty Python's SPAMALOT to Open 7/29 at Pittsburgh CLO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Join the quest for the Holy Grail July 29-August 3 with Monty Python's Spamalot. Based on the classic film comedy "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," Spamalot is the award-winning Broadway musical that took the Tony Awards by storm in 2005. (more...)

BWW Interview: Chicago's Dynamic Duo AMY AND FREDDY Headline The Copa Palm Springs, Beginning TonightBWW Interview: Chicago's Dynamic Duo AMY AND FREDDY Headline The Copa Palm Springs, Beginning Tonight
by David Green - Jul 18, 2014

The COPA PALM SPRINGS presents Chicago, music and comedy legends Amy Armstrong and Freddy Allen for two performances, July 18 and 19 at 8:00 pm. Amy and Freddy have graced the stages coast-to-coast, both large and small, and in over 20 countries with their one-of-a-kind wit and musical prowess. They have had the pleasure of opening and sharing the spotlight with some familiar (and some not so familiar) names including Kathy Griffin, Mary Wilson and the Supremes, Phyllis Diller, Bea Arthur, Jennifer Holiday and Judy Gold to name a few. In 2009, Amy & Freddy were featured on national television on Entertainment Tonight as part of their work with the NBC reality show "America's Got Talent. They are also the proud multi-recipients of both the Gay Chicago Magazine "After Dark" and Chicago Free Press "Pressie" awards. I had the chance to chat with Amy and Freddy about their upcoming engagement at THE COPA and more - here are a few excerpts from that conversation: (more...)

San Francisco General Hospital Foundation is Accepting Submissions for the "Hearts in San Francisco' Project Until 8/1San Francisco General Hospital Foundation is Accepting Submissions for the "Hearts in San Francisco' Project Until 8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

The deadline for design submissions for the 2015 “Hearts in San Francisco'project is just ?around the corner! San Francisco General Hospital Foundation (SFGHF) announced today the final request for submissions for the annual public art series, due by Friday, August 1, 2014. The selected heart artworks will be a part of the Heroes & Hearts Luncheonand Hearts After Dark evening event at AT&T Park on Thursday, February 12, 2015. The hearts are sold and auctioned at the luncheon, with proceeds benefitting the life-enhancing programs at San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (The General), the heart of the City. Design renderings may be submitted online at sfghf.net by the Friday, August 1, 2014 deadline. (more...)

Introducing the Capsule Task Light- Four Lights in OneIntroducing the Capsule Task Light- Four Lights in One
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Striker is proud to announce their latest innovation, the Capsule Four in One Task Light. This multipurpose light can be transformed into four different types of essential lights when attached to one of the four multi-functional accessories. It is one of the most versatile task lights found on the market today. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Stars of MSMT's SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS Reimagine Their RolesBWW Reviews: Stars of MSMT's SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS Reimagine Their Roles
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jul 16, 2014

'What I love that Patti [Colombo] is doing with this show is that she is not making it a sepia-toned romance,' declares Jarid Faubel, the actor who portrays Adam Pontipee in Maine State Music Theatre's new production of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, directed and choreographed by Patti Colombo, which opens its three-week run July 17th. His co-star, Heidi Kettenring, concurs: 'Millie is one of the most challenging musical roles I have done of late. I am basing her character on a line early in the play where she says that she buried her parents on the Oregon Trail and finished the trek herself. She is feminine, but strong enough to have made that journey alone.' (more...)

'THE RAT PACK', THE 39 STEPS and More Set for Alhambra Theatre & Dining's Fall 2014 Line-Up'THE RAT PACK', THE 39 STEPS and More Set for Alhambra Theatre & Dining's Fall 2014 Line-Up
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

The Alhambra Theatre & Dining, the longest running professional dinner theater in the United States is quickly turning into one of its busiest venues. In additional to its traditional slate of Broadway-quality theatrical productions, the Alhambra will be host to two concerts, a two-day show starring Tina Lifford of NBC's Parenthood, which is a fundraiser for Generation W, and a fundraiser for First Coast No More Homeless Pets. (more...)

Potomac Theatre Project Kicks Off 28th Anniversary Season Tonight with GERTRUDE - THE CRYPotomac Theatre Project Kicks Off 28th Anniversary Season Tonight with GERTRUDE - THE CRY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

PTP/NYC (Potomac Theatre Project), in association with Middlebury College, presents its 28th repertory season, its 8th consecutive in New York, running now through August 10, 2014 in a limited 5-week Off-Broadway engagement at The Atlantic Stage 2, located at 330 West 16th Street between 8th & 9th Avenues in New York City. (more...)

Lifeline Theatre to Present JANE EYRE this FallLifeline Theatre to Present JANE EYRE this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Lifeline Theatre presents an adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre, by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Christina Calvit (four-time Jeff Award winner), and directed by Lifeline Theatre Artistic Director Dorothy Milne (Jeff Award and After Dark Award winner). After a troubled childhood, Jane Eyre searches for new purpose as a governess at Thornfield Hall. But a fragile peace gives way to turbulent passion when she meets Mr. Rochester, a man concealing a dark secret. Their unconventional relationship leads to a terrible revelation, and Jane must forge a new future amid the ashes of her ravaged dreams. As she struggles to free herself from the ghosts of her past, Jane realizes that her only hope is to find love on her own terms. A highly theatrical exploration of one woman's independent spirit in a beloved adaptation freshly updated for its first appearance on the Lifeline stage in thirteen years. Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc. (www.playscripts.com). (more...)

Starz Digital Media to Release Horror Film SEPTIC MAN This SummerStarz Digital Media to Release Horror Film SEPTIC MAN This Summer
by TV News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Starz Digital Media is set to release the award-winning horror film Septic Man this summer. The film will be available On Demand and for digital download August 12 and will have a limited theatrical run on August 15. (more...)

Washington, D.C.'s Art Museum of the Americas to Host ART AFTER DARK 5, 8/22Washington, D.C.'s Art Museum of the Americas to Host ART AFTER DARK 5, 8/22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

AMA | Art Museum of the Americas of the Organization of American States and the Friends of AMA announce Art After Dark 5. Now in its fifth year, the popular after-hours event brings art and music lovers together for one night to celebrate al fresco in the lush garden of the OAS. ART After Dark 5 will take place on Friday, August 22 from 9PM to 1AM. (more...)

A Red Orchid Theatre's THE OPPONENT Opens Tonight at 59E59 TheatersA Red Orchid Theatre's THE OPPONENT Opens Tonight at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

59E59 Theaters will welcome Chicago's A Red Orchid Theatre, in association with Bisno Productions, with the NYC premiere of THE OPPONENT, written by Brett Neveu and directed by Karen Kessler. THE OPPONENT begins performances on Thursday, July 31 for a limited engagement through Sunday, September 7. Press opening is Wednesday, August 6 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

The Sweat Girls to Debut New Show at Heartland Studio, 9/26-10/12The Sweat Girls to Debut New Show at Heartland Studio, 9/26-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Solo-performance group Sweat Girls have announced their latest stand-alone production, The Sweat Girls are ...21 and Finally Legal!, playing at the Heartland Studio, 7016 N. Glenwood Ave., September 26 - October 12. Celebrating their 21st solo-performance anniversary, the Sweat Girls consist of writer-performers Caroline Andres, Cindy Hanson, Dorothy Milne, Clare Nolan, Martie Sanders and Pamela Webster. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be reserved by calling 630.414.3939 or e-mailing tickets@sweatgirls.org. For more information, please visit www.sweatgirls.org. (more...)

Light Opera Works to Present COLE PORTER'S GREATEST HITS, 10/3-12Light Opera Works to Present COLE PORTER'S GREATEST HITS, 10/3-12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Light Opera Works will present COLE PORTER'S GREATEST HITS October 3 through 12 at the Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston. (more...)

Stephen Wallem Will Bring A BURLEY NIGHT MUSIC to Birdland TonightStephen Wallem Will Bring A BURLEY NIGHT MUSIC to Birdland Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Birdland: Jazz Club NYC, presents Stephen Wallem in 'A Burley Night Music' the concert, with direction by Tony-nominee John Tartaglia and musical direction by Beckie Menzie, is a musical and anecdotal retrospective of a very high voice trapped in a very large body. Featuring song from Wallem's big and/or 'simple' guy roles including Shrek in Shrek the musical, Hazel in Pipe Dreams, and Horton the Elephant in Seussical, as well as songs from Hairspray, Elf, Anna Nicole the Opera, The Land Before Time and The Addams Family, all celebrating the big-boned beauty of Broadway and Hollywood. Directed by Tony-nominee John Tartaglia, with original songs, a three-piece band and surprise celebrity guest appearances. (more...)

Detroit Design Festival to be Held 9/23-28Detroit Design Festival to be Held 9/23-28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Detroit's annual citywide celebration of design, the Detroit Design Festival (DDF), launches Sept. 23 with a kick-off party that will set the stage for 20 more events putting Detroit's creative community on display Sept. 23-28, 2014. (more...)

THE KINGMAKERS, MODERN AFRICAN and More Coming to Alexander Bar's Upstairs TheatreTHE KINGMAKERS, MODERN AFRICAN and More Coming to Alexander Bar's Upstairs Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

A host of new shows will be running in the Upstairs theatre at the Alexander Bar and Cafe over the next month. An contemporary Cape Town institution, Alexander Bar attracts a mixed crowd of interesting locals young and old. The bar is filled with old-world charm and is engineered to get people talking. The fully eqipped Upstairs Theatre hosts a rotating schedule of intimate live performances - including live music, comedy, drama, play readings and more - It's like a little festival venue all year round. (more...)

Peninsula Players' BUTLER Begins 8/20Peninsula Players' BUTLER Begins 8/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Richard Strand's Civil War drama 'Butler' makes its Midwest Premiere August 20 at Peninsula Players Theatre, America's oldest professional resident summer theater and Door County's theatrical icon. 'Butler' is a winner of the Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Program and made its world premiere in June at the New Jersey Repertory Company. (more...)

Discovery Channel's SHARK WEEK Takes a Bite Out of the CompetitionDiscovery Channel's SHARK WEEK Takes a Bite Out of the Competition
by TV News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

SHARK WEEK 2014 continues its TV domination this week (8/10/14-8/11/14) with Discovery currently ranking as the #1 primetime network in all of television (more...)

Innovative Chefs Set for Season 2 of MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOKINGInnovative Chefs Set for Season 2 of MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOKING
by TV News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

This fall, travel to a plantation in the Louisiana bayou, a mussel farm on the coast of Maine, a lakeside camp in Michigan, and into the heart of New York City?s Little Italy when the Emmy®-nominated food and travel series Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking series returns. (more...)

Firecat Projects Presents Tony Fitzpatrick's THE MIDNIGHT CITY, 9/6 - 10/19Firecat Projects Presents Tony Fitzpatrick's THE MIDNIGHT CITY, 9/6 - 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Firecat Projects, in conjunction with Steppenwolf Theatre, presents The Midnight City, written and performed by Tony Fitzpatrick with Stan Klein, Sept. 6-Oct. 19 in Steppenwolf's Garage Theatre, 1624 N Halsted. (more...)

Discovery's SHARK WEEK 2014 Breaks Viewership RecordsDiscovery's SHARK WEEK 2014 Breaks Viewership Records
by TV News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Discovery's SHARK WEEK 2014 broke viewership records pulling in the highest ratings in its 27-year history on Sunday August 10, earning a historic 2.27 P25-54 rating and delivering 3.64 million total viewers P2+ delivery. This is the highest-rated evening ever for SHARK WEEK to date and the network's 13th highest-rated primetime evening ever with the biggest year over year gains coming from Women 25-54 (+18%). (more...)

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