Chicago on Tour


71 Percent of U.S. Workers Would Not Apply to a Company Experiencing Negative Publicity, According to a Recent CareerBuilder Survey
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

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Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Invites Public To Free Tour Send-Off Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Manfred Honeck invite the public to a free concert at Heinz Hall on August 19 at 8 p.m. The program will include highlights from the tour repertoire. The Pittsburgh Symphony's newest disc from Reference Recordings, Shostakovich 5, will be available for the first time at this concert. (more...)

Fabulous Fox Announces New Season Ticket Packages, Including MORMON, PHANTOM, CHICAGO, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Fabulous Fox Theatre announces a new U. S. Bank Broadway Series season ticket package with a "pick one" option for subscribers will go on sale August 1. HAMILTON is no longer available as part of a Season Package. T new six-show package will include: THE BODYGUARD, ON YOUR FEET!, Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING & I, SCHOOL OF ROCK and THE COLOR PURPLE. T sixth show of the package will be selected from the following series specials: THE BOOK OF MORMON, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA, THE WIZARD OF OZ, Chicago, Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE SOUND OF MUSIC or A CHRISTMAS CAROL. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief July 20th, 2017 - CURVY WIDOW and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 20, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: CURVY WIDOW, starring Nancy Opel, begins Off-Broadway tonight! (more...)

McKinsey & Company to Lead Artificial Intelligence Workshop at Mobile Payments Conference 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

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BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Jade Wheeler
by Elliot Lanes - Jul 20, 2017

Today's subject Jade Wheeler is currently living her theater life onstage at Arena Stage in the return engagement of The Originalist as Justice Antonin Scalia's clerk Cat. The show has been extended and now runs through August 6th. (more...)

VIDEO: Go Inside the Making of the WAR PAINT Cast Recording!
by Stage Tube - Jul 20, 2017

Ghostlight Records is celebrating the Original Broadway Cast Recording of the new musical WAR PAINT - starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole - with a special new "Making of the Cast Album" video featuring exclusive footage from the recording session and stage production, in addition to commentary from the cast and creative team. (more...)

CORIOLANUS: FIGHT LIKE A BITCH Will Play 12th Avenue Arts Mainstage This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

To live like a legend... sometimes you have to fight like a bitch. The country is at war, and the Senate cannot keep the peace within its own walls--- let alone on the battlefield. Enter Coriolanus: the country's most famous badass warrior. She returns home to face the greatest battle yet: to win the love of the people & run for office--- or face the dangerous consequences of defying society's expectations. (more...)

Dr. Daniel McCarter Joins JenCare as Richmond Chief Medical Officer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

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Photo Flash: First Look at NUMBERS NERDS at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

he New York Musical Festival (NYMF) and CPA Theatricals present Numbers Nerds, the [almost] all-girl math challenge, with book by Laura Stratford, Music by David Kornfeld, lyrics by Alex Higgin-Houser, additional music by Dylan MarcAurele and original story by Larry Little.  (more...)

BWW TV: A Princely Tune - Listen to Jason Robert Brown's Overture for THE PRINCE OF BROADWAY!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 20, 2017

Below, watch as Brown plays the overture to the show, which incorporates songs from all of Prince's hits! (more...)

BWw Interview: Carmen Cusack on SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM
by Don Grigware - Jul 20, 2017

Actress/singer Carmen Cusack has graced stages across the country with her beautiful singing voice in the latest revival of South Pacific and more recently in LA at the Wallis Annenberg in Scorsese: Requiem for an American Dream. She took time out of her busy schedule to talk with us about Sondheim on Sondheim a brand new concert, of which she is a part, to be presented at the Hollywood Bowl this Sunday July 23. (more...)

BREAKING: Daniel Breaker and Montego Glover Join HAMILTON on Broadway and in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Tony Award nominee Daniel Breaker (PASSING STRANGE) will join the Broadway cast of the musical HAMILTON as Aaron Burr starting August 29, and Montego Glover, a Tony nominee for her performance in MEMPHIS, will join the Chicago company of HAMILTON in the role of Angelica Schuyler starting in early September, it is announced by Jeffrey Seller, producer of HAMILTON.   (more...)

Composer/Librettist Fellowships Awarded for Two-Year Opera Training
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

AOP (American Opera Projects) and Composers & the Voice Artistic Director Steven Osgood have selected six composers and three librettists to receive fellowships for its upcoming ninth season of Composers & the Voice. The 2017-2019 season will train, and present new works from, composers Matthew Browne, Scott Ordway, Frances Pollock, Pamela Stein Lynde, Liliya Ugay, and Amber Vistein and librettists Laura Barati, Kim Davies, and Sokunthary Svay. The primary focus of Composers & the Voice is to give emerging composers and librettists experience working collaboratively with singers on writing for the voice and contemporary opera stage. (more...)

Christine Pedi Signs on for Broadway @ The Art House Series in Provincetown
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

"Lady of 1,000 Voices" Christine Pedi, star of Broadway's Chicago, Talk Radio and Little Me and daily host of SiriusXM Radio's On Broadway channel, will return to Provincetown's Broadway @ The Art House concert series for one show only, on July 30 at 7:00 PM, with Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host. (more...)

SPAMILTON Celebrates One Year of Spoofing Broadway Blockbuster Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Gerard Alessandrini's hit musical parody Spamilton celebrated a rollicking one year of performances today, Wednesday July 19, 2017. (more...)

Jade Bird's 'Cathedral' Video Premieres at NPR Music
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

The video for ¬ďCathedral,¬Ē the lead single from emerging British artist Jade Bird's debut EP Something American, is premiering today at NPR Music. Of the song NPR Music hails, ¬ďHer phrasing and accent feel as if they'd be as at home in the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York as they would on Nashville radio.¬Ē (more...)

Hackmatack Playhouse Opens STEEL MAGNOLIAS Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Six women, three generations. This is the foundation of "Steel Magnolias," the show opening next week at Hackmatack Playhouse in Berwick. It is also the story of the six actors who were cast in this story of a group of gossipy southern ladies who meet at a small town beauty parlor.  (more...)

BYOT Productions Presents THE ROVER by Aphra Behn
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Bring Your Own Theatre Productions will be presenting The Rover by Aphra Behn at Prop Theater, 3502 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60618, July 28th-30th and August 4th-6th. (more...)

Adventure Stage Chicago's Trailblazers to Present Summer 2017 Finale Show
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Adventure Stage Chicago (ASC), the participatory arts program of Northwestern Settlement (the Settlement), announces their Trailblazers Summer Camp culminating performance. (more...)

Search Alliance Brings Massachusetts Area Real Estate Agents to the Forefront of National Consumer Property Search
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

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Styne & Merrill's SUGAR to Return to NYC This September at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

On Tuesday, September 5th, at 7pm and 9:30pm, Feinstein's/54 Below will be presenting Jule Styne, Bob Merrill, and Peter Stone's Tony nominated musical SUGAR. (more...)

Legendary Shack Shakers to Release AFTER YOU'VE GONE Album This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

The Legendary Shack Shakers, the band Stephen King described as dynamite and guitar legend Jeff Beck called 'a cross between the Yard Birds and the Sex Pistols,' are back with a new album, After You've Gone, with an international release scheduled for August 25, 2017 on Last Chance Records. (more...)

THE NANCE at Pride Films and Plays Extends to 8/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Pride Films and Plays' Jeff -recommended Chicago Premiere of Douglas Carter Beane's Tony Award-nominated play THE NANCE - a hit among critics and audiences alike - will be extended beyond its originally announced closing of July 30, and will now play through Sunday, August 13, 2017. (more...)

VIDEO: Broadway Alum Paige Davis Returns as Host of TRADING SPACES Reboot
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

TLC announced today that Paige Davis, beloved host of original home design series TRADING SPACES will return for the brand-new season slated to air in 2018. Additionally, casting of homeowners has begun in the first three cities of Los Angeles, Atlanta and Baltimore. (more...)

Old Navy Turns Teachers into Rock Stars in Collaboration with 'i am OTHER'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Old Navy is championing the unsung heroes of back-to-school ¬Ė the incredible teachers ¬Ė through a series of music videos. The eight videos feature original songs penned and performed by extraordinary teachers from across the United States. (more...)

Behind-the-Scenes Documentary to Explore Christopher Wheeldon's THE NUTCRACKER This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

For generations, The Nutcracker has been a beloved holiday favorite for audiences of all ages. Last winter, Chicago's Joffrey Ballet gave the work an ingenious makeover and a new setting: the fairgrounds of Chicago's 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. Now, WTTW will go behind the scenes to reveal how it was made and introduce audiences to the A-list creative talents who made it happen. (more...)

TODAY IS A GOOD DAY Concert to Benefit Three-Time Cancer Survivor Donica Lynn
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Triple Threat Performing Arts Academy and Three Rivers Music Theatre's fundraiser for, three-time cancer survivor and Chicago Tribune's 2016 Chicagoan of the Year, Donica Lynn. All proceeds will be donated back to Donica, to help pay for the long-list of medical bills. (more...)

Michael Washing Brown's BLACK Comes to the Athenaeum Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

???????Michael Washington Brown, in association with Athenaeum Theatre Productions, present "BLACK!," July 20 - 30, in Studio 2 at the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave. Opening night is Thursday, July 20 at 7:30 p.m. The performance schedule is Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 2 and 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. The running time is 100 minutes including a 10-minute intermission. Tickets are $25 and available at AthenaeumTheatre.org or 773.935.6875.  (more...)

Josh Ritter's New Album 'Gathering' Out This September; First Single 'Showboat' Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Gathering, the ninth full-length album from critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Josh Ritter, will be released September 22 on Pytheas Recordings/Thirty Tigers and is now available for pre-order (more...)

Participants Selected for OPERA America's 2017 Leadership Intensive Program
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion for American opera, is pleased to announce that 13 participants from the United States, Canada and Latin America have been selected for its 2017 Leadership Intensive program. These future industry leaders were chosen through a competitive selection process focusing on candidates' potential to make significant contributions to the opera field. This program is made possible by the generous support of American Express. (more...)

Brandon Cloyd Named New Barrel of Monkeys Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Barrel of Monkeys (BOM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Brandon Cloyd as the company's new Artistic Director, effective September 1, 2017. (more...)

Univision Deportes, the Undisputed Home of Soccer, Reaches Nearly 20 Million Total Viewers During CONCACAF Gold Cup Group Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

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InvestingChannel Continues Award-Winning Streak in 2017, Adding Three Major Awards to Its Growing List of Industry Accolades
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

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Photo Flash: New Line Theatre presents OUT ON BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

New Line Theatre, "the bad boy of musical theatre," closes its 26th season of adult, alternative musical theatre with the world premiere of the third installment of New Line's own creation, the new revue OUT ON BROADWAY: THE THIRD COMING, running August 3-19, 2017, at the Marcelle Theater, the new blackbox theatre in Grand Center, St. Louis' arts district. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana to Perform with Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

The acclaimed Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus with Broadway stars Laura Osnes (currently Bandstand on Broadway) and Santino Fontana (the voice of Hans in Disney's Frozen), along with conductor Ted Sperling, will take audiences through the ups and downs of romance, with music from Frozen, Cinderella, and classic and contemporary shows including West Side Story, Follies, Oklahoma and more. (more...)

Tickets Now on Sale For THE MET LIVE IN HD 2017-18 Season
by Movies News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Tickets go on sale today for the Met's Emmy¬ģ and Peabody Award-winning Live in HD series' 2017-18 season, which begins on October 7 with the company's new production of Bellini's Norma. (more...)

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage In Chicago Expands City Presence With West Loop Acquisition
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

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Illenium Announces Phase One of Massive Nationwide 'Awake' Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Today Illenium has announced the first shows of his expansive 'AWAKE' tour, spanning from Denver to Kansas City, featuring currently unannounced support, and a fully revamped live setup. (more...)

Single Tickets on Sale Next Month for The MAC's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

McAninch Arts Center (MAC) located at 425 Falwell Blvd. on the campus of College of DuPage hosts a Tickets On-Sale Party and Free Community Open House Saturday, Aug. 5, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. (more...)

The Soap Factory Presents COMMON ROOM, The Mediatheque Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Utilizing the collection of the Walker Art Center's Mediatheque library of over 100 titles, Common Room will offer a progressive mobile screening across the Twin Cities. (more...)

Chicago's Cautionary Tale of Parking Meter Haste-Makes-Waste
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

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The Neo-Futurists Welcome New Ensemble Members, Approach 10,000 Plays
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

The Neo-Futurists welcome five new members to the Ensemble: Neil Bhandari, Trent Creswell, Joanna Jamerson, Jasmine Henri Jordan and Connor Shioshita Pickett. These new writer-director-performers are the first ensemble members to join the company since The Neo-Futurists launched their new late-night show The Infinite Wrench March 3, 2017. (more...)

The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band to Bring Rock & Blues to Mayo Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band brings its signature blend of rock and blues to Mayo Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 8 pm. (more...)

Dremel Unveils DigiLab Product Suite with New 3D45 Printer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

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Vicky's of Santa Fe Announces 2018 Show Supper Club Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Vicky's of Santa Fe located on Highway 111 & Club Drive in Indian Wells will host the 2018 Show Supper Club Series. (more...)

Two River Theater Sets 2017 Crossing Borders Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces the lineup for its 7th annual Crossing Borders (Cruzando Fronteras) festival of new plays by Latino writers. (more...)

Stephen Bogardus to Star in SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES Musical Adaptation at Delaware Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Delaware Theatre Company captures lightning in a bottle with the World Premiere musical adaptation of Something Wicked This Way Comes, based on the classic best-selling novel by Ray Bradbury. The spine-tingling tale of a traveling carnival that mysteriously arrives in a small town is woven on stage with music and lyrics by Neil Bartram and book by Brian Hill (Broadway: The Story of My Life). (more...)

CATZILLA to Return to The Prop Thtr
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

The Prop Thtr has announced that Catzilla 5, A Cat Fest!, the annual cat-themed cabaret now in its fifth year, is to return to the Prop Thtr on August 25 and 26. An event celebrating all things feline, Catzilla spotlights performances by a wide array of variety performers. The show features dancers, circus acts, comedy, performance artists, musical acts, and one-acts starring real cats. The event also features a cat kitsch give-a-way. Patrons may enjoy a bit of pre- and post-show shopping in the gallery potion of the venue, where cat-themed arts and crafts are to be offered for sale and auction. A portion of the all sales will be donated to Harmony House For Cats. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for SOME GIRL(S) at Bare Bones Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Bare Bones Theater Company is pleased to announce the cast of SOME GIRL(S) is now in rehearsal at their space in Northport, NY. The play is by Tony nominee Neil LaBute as is directed by Eric Clavell.  (more...)

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