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Hubbard Street's Season 39 Spring Series Programming Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

???????Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, under the artistic direction of Glenn Edgerton, announces today, full programming for Season 39 Spring Series March 16-19, 2017 at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance. (more...)

Damian Lewis and Sophie Okonedo to be Joined by Jason Hughes and Archie Madekwe in THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Full casting for Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? is announced today. Joining Damian Lewis and Sophie Okonedo, who play husband and wife Martin and Stevie in Ian Rickson's production, will be Jason Hughes as Martin's oldest friend Ross and Archie Madekwe as their son Billy. (more...)

History's Scripted Military Drama Series SIX Premieres to 2.6 Million Total Viewers
by TV News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

HISTORY's scripted military drama series SIX premiered to a combined 2.6 million total viewers across HISTORY, A&E and LMN, according to Nielsen Fast Nationals (more...)

Resist For America, The Resistance has Begun
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

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Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 1/20; New 'Women in Theater' Column, Robyn Spangler in Los Angeles and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 20, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature 'Women in Theater' feature in Connecticut, a spotlight on Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre's 50th Anniversary in Nashville, Robyn Spangler in Los Angeles and more. Check out our top features below! (more...)

Joffrey Ballet Presents WINTER PROGRAM OF GAME CHANGERS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

For its annual winter engagement, The Joffrey Ballet presents Game Changers, a program of three contemporary ballets including the Chicago Premiere of Year of the Rabbit by New York City Ballet resident choreographer Justin Peck. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the 12 Finalists for CTG's 2017 August Wilson Monologue Competition
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Center Theatre Group has selected 12 local high school students to participate in the regional finals for the 2017 August Wilson Monologue Competition (AWMC) to be held at the Mark Taper Forum on Monday, February 27. Scroll down to meet the finalists! (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Scenes from GLORIA's Chicago Premiere at Goodman Theatre
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 19, 2017

Gloria by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, is currently running through February 19, 2017, directed by Evan Cabnet, in its Chicago premiere at the Goodman Theatre, starring Kyle Beltran, Catherine Combs, Michael Crane, Jennifer Kim, Jeanine Serralles and Ryan Spahn. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

NBC Sports Regional Networks to Add Live, Local Major League Baseball Streaming
by TV News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

NBC Sports Regional Networks today announced an agreement with MLBAM to stream local market MLB games, as well as pre- and postgame shows, beginning with the 2017 regular season. (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare Presents SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The Oscar-winning romantic comedy about Shakespeare and his Chamberlain's Men returns to its rightful home-the stage. Imagine a young playwright on the make struggling to write his new tragic love story, "Romeo and Ethel, The Pirate's Daughter." The title just doesn't have the right ring-and young Will Shakespeare knows it. He's got writer's block and must do something quickly. (more...)

Naughty Professor Featuring Chali 2na Release Single 'Darker Daze'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Today, iconoclastic New Orleans-based jazz-funk sextet Naughty Professor release their politically charged song ¬ďDarker Daze.¬Ē (more...)

Lyric Opera of Chicago Presents EUGENE ONEGIN, 2/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents an unforgettable romantic tragedy about unrequited love and its unintended consequences. Tchaikovsky's glorious music plus Pushkin's poetic tale come alive in a beautiful production with a terrific international cast. Eugene Onegin is a musical wonder and revelation, especially for those familiar only with his Nutcracker ballet. (more...)

CalAtlantic Homes Debuts Stunning Community In Northwest Indiana
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

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Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Daniel Jenkins and Melissa van der Schyff's BORROWED CASH: BUSTED
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Tony Award Nominee Daniel Jenkins (Oslo, Kid Victory, Big River, Mary Poppins) and Drama Desk Nominee Melissa van der Schyff (Big River, Bonnie & Clyde) are teaming up to perform at Le Poisson Rouge (LPR) in a creatively refreshing concert, 'BORROWED CASH: BUSTED! The Reunion Tour' on Saturday, January 21 and Sunday, January 22 at 8:00 PM. The concert - performed completely in alter ego, blending comedy and documentary film within a live rock and blues concert setting - is directed by Gina Rattan (Matilda, Cinderella) with Jesse Weiner serving as music director and arranger.  (more...)

NBC's CHICAGO P.D. Matches Its Wednesday High Since Premiere Week
by TV News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Chicago P.D. (1.5/5 in 18-49, 6.9 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET): Equals its best Wednesday 18-49 rating since the show's Sept. 21 season premiere (1.6). (more...)

Photo Flash: Judson Memorial Church Magic Time Presents Reading of PULP VERITE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Pulp Verite, after being awarded a 2015 Clifford Odets Ensemble Play Commission (from the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute) and being named a 2016 Bay Area Playwrights Festival Finalist, was read at Judson Memorial Church as part of the 2017 Magic Time reading series.  (more...)

Josh Collins to Star in New York Premiere of 9 CIRCLES; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture has announced that British actor Josh Collins will make his North American stage debut as Daniel Reeves in the New York Premiere of Bill Cain's compelling and visceral thriller 9 CIRCLES this February. (more...)

The Le Petit Theatre to Celebrate 100 Years with Ted Louis Levy in JELLY'S LAST JAM
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

For the first time in New Orleans, Le Petit produces the Tony award-winning musical that tells the true story of Ferdinand Joseph LeMothe, a.k.a. Jelly Roll Morton. Born a Creole American in the Faubourg Marigny, Jelly Roll Morton took the music he found in the cribs of Storyville out into the wide world. He became a star in Harlem, Chicago, and Los Angeles, going so far as to proclaim himself as the 'creator of jazz.' Featuring explosive dance and an original score inspired by the best musical traditions of New Orleans, Jelly's Last Jam is the musical triumph that won't give you the blues. (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Presented by SeatGeek: January 19, 2017
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 19, 2017

Looking to buy last minute tickets to a Broadway show? Don't know what to see? Trying to find a theater? (more...)

Dan Phillips' Chicago Edge Feat Hamid Drake, Mars Williams, Jeb Bishop, and Krzysztof Pabian
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Chicago has justly earned its high esteem amongst jazz & creative music aficionados. The city that fostered the talents of the AACM, Sun Ra, Fred Anderson, and many more has been kept alive by figures (more...)

NFL's Eddie George Headed Back to the Courtroom for CHICAGO Tour in Akron
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The touring company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago will welcome NFL Legend and Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George in the role of 'Billy Flynn' for a special two-night engagement at Akron's E.J. Thomas Hall, May 9 & 10, 2017, as part of the Broadway in Akron Series. (more...)

Jane Lynch to Portray Janet Reno in Discovery's 'Unibomber' Series MANIFESTO
by TV News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Discovery Channel announced today that Golden Globe and two-time Emmy winner Jane Lynch ('Glee,' 'Hollywood Game Night') has been cast in its upcoming highly-anticipated scripted series MANIFESTO (more...)

LocoMobi Awarded Chicago Skyway Toll Bridge to Deploy Payment and Control Applications
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

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Maria Friedman to Make Feinstein's/54 Below Solo Debut with LENNY & STEVE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Three-time Olivier Award winner Maria Friedman makes her Feinstein's/54 Below solo debut this fall with shows on September 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23 at 7pm. (more...)

ABC's SPEECHLESS Stands as Wednesday's No. 1 TV Show for the First Time Ever
by TV News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Despite airing a repeat ¬ďModern Family¬Ē at 9:00 p.m. and competing against all-original lineups on the other nets, ABC ranked No. 1 for the 3rd consecutive Wednesday of 2017 in Adults 18-49 (more...)

New Season of REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBAL Kicks Off on HBO, 1/24
by TV News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL, TV's most-honored sports journalism series, returns for its 23rd season with more enterprising features and reporting when the show's 238th edition debuts TUESDAY, JAN. 24 (more...)

Starset New Album 'Vessels' Out Via Razor & Tie 1/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Produced by Rob Graves (Halestorm, Red) and mixed by Ben Grosse (Breaking Benjamin, Filter), VESSELS--the new album from American cinematic rock outfit STARSET out tomorrow, January 20 (Razor & Tie) (more...)

Excerpts of Broadway-Bound OSLO Set for 'Works & Process' Series at Guggenheim
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

On Monday, March 6, 2017 at 7:30pm, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents a discussion with Oslo playwright J.T. Rogers and director Bartlett Sher prior to the play's Broadway premiere. Excerpts from the play will be performed by members of the cast. (more...)

Train Announces 'Play That Song' Tour, Hitting Over 45 Stops Across North America
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Just ahead of the highly-anticipated release of their tenth studio album, a girl a bottle a boat, San Francisco-natives TRAIN today announce their PLAY THAT SONG TOUR, (more...)

BRAIN CANDY LIVE! to Offer More Food for Thought with Second Performance in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Broadway In Chicago has announced a 2:00 p.m. performance of the new live show BRAIN CANDY LIVE!, starring Adam Savage, will be added on March 4, 2017 at the Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph). (more...)

DREAMERS to tour with The Griswolds this February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The much anticipated debut album release from LA-based DREAMERS, titled 'This Album Does Not Exist' is out now from Fairfax Recordings/Hollywood Records. (more...)

Chicago Philharmonic Presents DARING DUOS, 2/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The Chicago Philharmonic performs for the first time at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts with a symphonic program filled with stories from the music repertoire of faithful lovers and friends as expressed in Beethoven's determined Leonore and Gluck's Orpheus journeying to the underworld for his beloved wife. (more...)

Brush Up Your Shakespeare and Get Ready to Laugh with The Improvised Shakespeare Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Based on one audience suggestion (a title for a play that has yet to be written) The Improvised Shakespeare Co. creates a fully improvised Shakespearean masterpiece right before your very eyes! (more...)

The Youngest Premiere 'Built To Last' with Impose
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Chicago's The Youngest had a busy year in 2016, from releasing their Brian Deck (Iron & Wine, Modest Mouse) produced sophomore album which featured Wilco's Pat Sansone, See It Through, to immediately kicking off the first leg of its nationwide tour. (more...)

Lou Gossett, Jr., Bill Withers & More Added to 25th Annual TRUMPET AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Bounce will world premiere the 25 th Annual Trumpet Awards, the prestigious annual event celebrating African-American achievements and contributions, on Sunday, January 29 at 9:00pm ET. (more...)

American Theater Company Welcomes New Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

American Theater Company's (ATC) Artistic Director Will Davis has announced Katie Klemme as ATC's new managing director, effective immediately. Klemme joins ATC in her new role after having been a resident stage manager with the company since 2008. (more...)

Mat Smart's EDEN PRAIRIE, 1971 Coming Up at Playwrights' Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Core Writer Mat Smart lives in New York now, but spent a handful of years in Minnesota as a Jerome Fellow and a McKnight Fellow in Playwriting at the Playwrights' Center. (more...)

Civic Ensemble to Remount MY CHILDREN! MY AFRICA! This February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Civic Ensemble will remount their production of MY CHILDREN! MY AFRICA!, Athol Fugard's gripping, eloquent drama about teaching and learning within segregated South Africa for four performances at the Kitchen Theatre Company February 16-18. (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company to Stage Readings of 'i' by Jeff Talbott
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Pioneer Theatre Company presents 'i' as part of the 2016-2017 Play-by-Play season. The staged readings will take place at the Dumke Auditorium of the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) on Friday, January 27 and Saturday, January 28, 2017.  'i' is a mysterious love story about the threads that bind us together, set a couple days after tomorrow. (more...)

Lovell Joins Stanley Consultants as Senior Project Manager
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

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Re-live Billie Holiday's Hey-Day in LADY DAY at Max & Louie Productions
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Max & Louie Productions present a three-week engagement of Lanie Robertson's Tony Award-winning Broadway revival Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, starring Alexis J. Roston. (more...)

The Agency Theater Collective to Premiere SKIN FOR SKIN at Rivendell Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The Agency Theater Collective has announced its spring production of the world premiere of Skin For Skin, written by Paul Pasulka and directed by Michael Menendian, February 28  - April 2, at the Rivendell Theatre, 5779 N. Ridge Ave. (more...)

Complete Casting Announced for Broadway's WAR PAINT!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Producers David Stone and Marc Platt today announced complete casting for the upcoming Broadway musical, WAR PAINT. (more...)

Scoop: THE CHEW 1/23 - 1/27 on ABC
by TV Scoop - Jan 19, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE CHEW 1/23 - 1/27, airing on ABC (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Chicago Premiere of GLORIA at the Goodman
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Gloria by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, is currently running through February 19, 2017, directed by Evan Cabnet, in its Chicago premiere at the Goodman Theatre, starring Kyle Beltran, Catherine Combs, Michael Crane, Jennifer Kim, Jeanine Serralles and Ryan Spahn. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Orion Ensemble Presents Third Concert, 3/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

On a program of 'Connections,' The Orion Ensemble, winner of the prestigious Chamber Music America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, presents its third concert program of the season, which takes its name from a Robert Kritz work composed for Orion. Performances, which welcome back guest violist Stephen Boe, take place at First Baptist Church of Geneva March 12; the PianoForte Studios in downtown Chicago March 15; and the Music Institute of Chicago's Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston March 19. (more...)

New Jack The Ripper Musical LIGHT & SHADOW to be Presented in Indianapolis
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

No witnesses. No evidence. All that remains are the chilling photographs of the victims. How do you root out a killer? (more...)

Liquid Web Acquires Web Hosting Company WiredTree
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

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The Comrades' Present 2017 Inauguration Day Reading of THE TAMING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The Comrades are pleased to present the Chicago production their 2017 Inauguration Day staged reading of THE TAMING by Lauren Gunderson. Over 40 other theatres across the country are participating in this event. The reading is directed by Kate Leslie and will play the Greenhouse Theater Center (2257 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago) on Friday, January 20, 2017 at 10:00pm, following a performance of the company's winter 2017 production of PRELUDE TO A KISS by Craig Lucas, which is currently running until February 4. (more...)

Pianist Christopher O'Riley In Recital At Oakland University
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Pianist Christopher O'Riley, known for his exuberant performance style and bold, wide-ranging programs, will give a solo recital at Varner Recital Hall Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 3 PM as part of the Chamber Music Society of Detroit's Oakland University Series. (more...)

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