Chris Koch Joins Geopointe as Director of Channel DevelopmentChris Koch Joins Geopointe as Director of Channel Development
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

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'Run the Ridge' 5K and 1K Helps Fight Obesity, 6/4'Run the Ridge' 5K and 1K Helps Fight Obesity, 6/4
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

BURR RIDGE, Ill., May 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Get your running shoes ready for 'Run the Ridge' 5K Run and 1K Walk! Runners of all ages will come together to help battle childhood obesity on Saturday June 4, in Burr Ridge, IL. The Run the Ridge 5K Run starts promptly at 8 a.m., and the 1K Walk begins at 8:45 a.m., at County Line Square shopping center 150 Burr Ridge Parkway, Burr Ridge. (more...)

BWW Review: Porchlight Finds New Moves to Invigorate CHESSBWW Review: Porchlight Finds New Moves to Invigorate CHESS
by Misha Davenport - May 4, 2016

CHESS, Porchlight Musical Theatre's final staged reading in the third season of its 'lost' musicals-as- staged-concert series manages to present the show's glorious, pop opera score in all its glory and nearly succeeds in covering up the fault lines that run through the book. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Sean PalmerExclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Sean Palmer
by Broadway's Backbone - May 4, 2016

In this episode: Sean Palmer- Before he was Prince Eric he was swinging and dancing Fosse, Cilento, and Blankenbuehler. Sean shares how to survive a face plant, find your magic, and come to terms with when your insides don't match your outside. At the heart of the interview is a shy leading man finding his true  authentic self in a industry of judgement. ? (more...)

Gluten-Free Cookbook YUM by Dr. Theresa Nicassio Wins International Book AwardsGluten-Free Cookbook YUM by Dr. Theresa Nicassio Wins International Book Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Dr. Theresa Nicassio continues to gain critical acclaim with her first self-published book, YUM: plant-based recipes for a gluten-free diet. (more...)

Arts Alliance Luncheon to Honor James & Kay Mabie in JuneArts Alliance Luncheon to Honor James & Kay Mabie in June
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

The fourth annual Arts Alliance Illinois Voices of a Creative State benefit luncheon will take place Friday, June 10, 2016 at Fairmont Chicago (200 N. Columbus Dr.). The luncheon will feature a discussion highlighting the life-altering impact of the arts as a catalyst for social change, addressing urgent issues. The conversation will feature the award-winning director of the acclaimed documentary 'The Homestretch,' Kirsten Kelly, and Roque Sanchez, who was featured in the film. The event will also pay tribute to James W. and Kay Mabie, long-time supporters of a multitude of arts organizations and education institutions in Illinois, who will be presented the Citizen Advocate Award. (more...)

BWW Review: Superb Sub in WNO's THE VALKYRIEBWW Review: Superb Sub in WNO's THE VALKYRIE
by Roger Catlin - May 4, 2016

Ten years of planning and $10 million in production costs couldn't prevent the Washington National Opera from pleasing all the gods in its ambitious staging of all four operas in Richard Wagner's The Ring of the Nibelung. (more...)

Cameos & Official Poster Art Revealed for SHARKNADO: THE 4TH AWAKENSCameos & Official Poster Art Revealed for SHARKNADO: THE 4TH AWAKENS
by TV News Desk - May 4, 2016

Today, the Fourth is definitely with you as Syfy reveals the first wave of cameos and the official movie poster for SHARKNADO: THE 4TH AWAKENS, premiering Sunday, July 31 at 8PM ET/PT. (more...)

Michael J. Palumbo Releases 'Calculated Risk: The Modern Entrepreneur's Handbook'Michael J. Palumbo Releases 'Calculated Risk: The Modern Entrepreneur's Handbook'
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Michael J. Palumbo, distinguished Chicago trader known for turning $250,000 into over $100 million, announces release of first book, 'Calculated Risk: The Modern Entrepreneur's Handbook.' Within the book Palumbo shares the insights and secrets he developed over 20 years that led to his extraordinary success. (more...)

Signal Joins the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) Signal Joins the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI)
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

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Kathleen Balota Releases THE ETHICAL BUSINESS WOMANKathleen Balota Releases THE ETHICAL BUSINESS WOMAN
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Kathleen Balota, a Kettering University masters graduate and dedicated author, has completed her new book 'The Ethical Business Woman': a brilliant and absorbing tale of a woman who creates an extravagant and well executed lie to hide a job loss and ends up gaining endless opportunities until the truth is discovered. (more...)

Albany Park Theater Project & Third Rail Projects to Premiere of LEARNING CURVEAlbany Park Theater Project & Third Rail Projects to Premiere of LEARNING CURVE
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

'Learning Curve,' a world premiere immersive performance created by Albany Park Theater Project and Third Rail Projects, will place audiences within the walls of Ellen Gates Starr High School and in the shoes of its students. With each step audiences take through Starr High School, they will experience the real-life triumphs and struggles of Chicago public school students, teachers and parents during the years that hopefully lead to a high school diploma. Produced in partnership with Goodman Theatre, preview performances for 'Learning Curve' begin July 27; the press openings will be July 31 and August 1. Tickets go on sale June 15 for performances through August 28. (more...)

Onapsis Announces Scott Crawford of 451 Ventures as Keynote Speaker for Annual North American Roadshow SeriesOnapsis Announces Scott Crawford of 451 Ventures as Keynote Speaker for Annual North American Roadshow Series
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

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Angel Ortero Presents First Hong Kong Exhibition, May 26Angel Ortero Presents First Hong Kong Exhibition, May 26
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

For his first Hong Kong gallery exhibition, Puerto Rican artist Angel Otero will present a group of new paintings that bring his unique visual language to the forefront. Otero is dedicated to continuing the tradition of abstraction, and is an innovator in the genre. His richly textured abstract paintings engage in a dialogue with art historical themes while grappling with the artist's own history and sense of self. Through innovative techniques and physically engaging processes, Otero continually experiments with materials, drawing much of his inspiration from the inherent qualities of paint. The artist will be present for an opening reception at the Pedder Building gallery on Thursday, May 26, from 6-8PM. (more...)

Windy City Playhouse Announces Cast of THISWindy City Playhouse Announces Cast of THIS
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Windy City Playhouse, Chicago's most sophisticated new theater, presents the off-Broadway hit This, a tart 'melanchomedy' centering on four educated, artistically inclined thirtysomething New Yorkers whose longtime friendship is tested by an act of infidelity. Writer, director and playwright Carl Menninger (a former Deerfield native) returns home from Washington, D.C. to direct this piercing, beautifully crafted new play for lovers of language by Melissa James Gibson. Previews for This begin Wednesday, June 15 at Windy City Playhouse, 3014 W. Irving Park. (more...)

Strawdog Adds THE NIGHT SEASON to 2016-17 SeasonStrawdog Adds THE NIGHT SEASON to 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Strawdog Theatre Company and Artistic Director Hank Boland are proud to announce the final production in Strawdog's 2016 - 2017 season, The Night Season, May 11 - June 24, 2017. (more...)

BWW Art News: Art Institute Chicago Presents VANISHING BEAUTY Exhibition, 6/19BWW Art News: Art Institute Chicago Presents VANISHING BEAUTY Exhibition, 6/19
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Prepare to immerse yourself in the rich cultures of some of Asia's most remote regions with this summer's exhibition Vanishing Beauty: Asian Jewelry and Ritual Objects from the Barbara and David Kipper Collection . Drawn from Art Institute Trustee and accomplished photographer Barbara Levy Kipper's sweeping collection of Asian jewelry and ritual objects, the exhibition presents 300 exquisitely crafted works of art that present a panoramic view of the nomadic peoples and ethnic minorities of Asia whose cultures, history, and artistic production deeply inspired Kipper-and will continue to inspire and educate future generations, honoring Kipper's tremendous generosity and vision, when they join the Art Institute's permanent collection. (more...)

Fitness Tip of the Day: Run With Mom on Mother's DayFitness Tip of the Day: Run With Mom on Mother's Day
by Christina Mancuso - May 4, 2016

Celebrate mom this year by registering for a local Mother's Day race. (more...)

iMiller Public Relations Fortifies Executive Team With Three Key Additions iMiller Public Relations Fortifies Executive Team With Three Key Additions
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

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Steppenwolf Welcomes New Ensemble MembersSteppenwolf Welcomes New Ensemble Members
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

? Steppenwolf Theatre Company will to welcome Sandra Marquez and Caroline Neff to its world-renowned ensemble. Both have performed in multiple shows with the company and can currently be seen on Steppenwolf's stages in Mary Page Marlowe and The Flick respectively. Marquez and Neff are the first two members added under Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Inside the National August Wilson Monologue Competition!Photo Coverage: Go Inside the National August Wilson Monologue Competition!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - May 4, 2016

Chicago Public School student Ireon Roach was awarded first place in the National August WilsonMonologue Competition, which was held May 2, 2016, at the August Wilson Theatre on Broadway in New York City. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the special night below! (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

The Great White Way will see a plethora of musicals, both new and returning. (more...)

Two in Five Working Moms Report Being the Sole Breadwinner for Their Family, but Continue to Earn Significantly Less than Working Dads, Finds CareerBuilder's Annual MothTwo in Five Working Moms Report Being the Sole Breadwinner for Their Family, but Continue to Earn Significantly Less than Working Dads, Finds CareerBuilder's Annual Moth
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

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Music Institute of Chicago's Abraham Stokman to Perform at Nichols Concert Hall, 5/21Music Institute of Chicago's Abraham Stokman to Perform at Nichols Concert Hall, 5/21
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

The Music Institute of Chicago celebrates the 80th birthday of piano/improvisation faculty member Abraham Stokman with a solo concert, "Abe Stokman Is Still Alive and Doing Very Well" Saturday, May 21, 7:30 p.m. at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston. (more...)

THEN SILENCE Announces Cast for Off-Broadway Run at The Lion TheatreTHEN SILENCE Announces Cast for Off-Broadway Run at The Lion Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Scandinavian American Theater Company (SATC) will present the US Premiere of THEN SILENCE by award-winning Norwegian playwright Arne Lygre, translated by May-Brit Akerholt. Directed by Sarah Cameron Sunde, previews begin June 4 at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row. Opening night of this limited run Off-Broadway engagement is set for June 7. (more...)

Samantha Barks To Sing National Anthem At Women's FA Cup Final!Samantha Barks To Sing National Anthem At Women's FA Cup Final!
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

One of the stars of the 2012 film version of Les Miserables will sing the national anthem at this year's SSE Women's FA Cup Final. (more...)

Hell in a Handbag's THE DIVINE SISTER to Run 6/4-7/10 at Ebenezer Lutheran ChurchHell in a Handbag's THE DIVINE SISTER to Run 6/4-7/10 at Ebenezer Lutheran Church
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Hell in a Handbag Productions is pleased to present the Chicago premiere of THE DIVINE SISTER, the hilarious comic homage to nearly every Hollywood nun film ever made, by the divine high priestess of camp Charles Busch and directed by Shade Murray. THE DIVINE SISTER will play June 4 - July 10, 2016 at Ebenezer Lutheran Church (yes, an actual church!), 1650 W. Foster Ave. in Handbag's home base, Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood. Tickets for THE DIVINE SISTER and Handbag 2016 Season subscriptions are currently available at www.handbagproductions.org or by calling (800) 838-3006. The press opening is Friday, June 10 at 8 pm. (more...)

BlackStratus Partners With Autotask To Deliver Integrated New Security-as-a-Service SolutionBlackStratus Partners With Autotask To Deliver Integrated New Security-as-a-Service Solution
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

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PRGX Global, Inc. to Present at B. Riley and Barrington Research ConferencesPRGX Global, Inc. to Present at B. Riley and Barrington Research Conferences
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

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The Blank Theatre's 24th Annual Young Playwrights Festival Names WinnersThe Blank Theatre's 24th Annual Young Playwrights Festival Names Winners
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

?Now celebrating its 24th Anniversary, The Blank Theatre's Nationwide Young  Playwrights Festival has chosen 12 plays by playwrights aged 16-19 from seven different states. These plays will be presented by professional actors and directors in this year's Festival at The Stella Adler Theatre in Hollywood, June 2-26. (more...)

Forth Story Productions Announces TAPPEDForth Story Productions Announces TAPPED
by Marissa Sblendorio - May 4, 2016

Forth Story Productions is excited to announce its inaugural production of the award-winning show TAPPED: A Treasonous Musical Comedy, written by Jed Levine, directed by Molly Todd, composed/music directed by Brad Kemp, and choreographed by Holly Gombita. This irreverent production will run from June 9 to July 3, 2016 at Theater Wit, 1229 W Belmont Ave in Chicago. (more...)

Medialets is First to Adopt Rigorous Methodology for Counting Mobile Ads as Recommended by the MRCMedialets is First to Adopt Rigorous Methodology for Counting Mobile Ads as Recommended by the MRC
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

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Photo Flash: First Look at DEATH OF A STREETCAR NAMED VIRGINIA WOOLF at Writers TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at DEATH OF A STREETCAR NAMED VIRGINIA WOOLF at Writers Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Writers Theatre, under leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, continues its 2015/16 season with DEATH OF A STREETCAR NAMED VIRGINIA WOOLF: A PARODY created by Tim Ryder and Tim Sniffen, written by Tim Sniffen and directed by Stuart Carden and Michael Halberstam. The production has been extended by two weeks, and runs now through July 31, 2016 in the Gillian Theatre at Writers Theatre's new theater center at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The Press Opening is tomorrow, May 4, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Pianist Alon Goldstein's Detroit Recital Debut to Cap CMSD Midtown SeriesPianist Alon Goldstein's Detroit Recital Debut to Cap CMSD Midtown Series
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

The finale of the Chamber Music Society of Detroit's 2015-16 Midtown Series features pianist Alon Goldstein in recital Friday, May 13 at 8:00 PM at Schaver Recital Hall on the Wayne State University campus in Detroit.  (more...)

Chita Rivera Extends Cafe Carlyle EngagementChita Rivera Extends Cafe Carlyle Engagement
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Cafe Carlyle has announced an extension for Broadway legend Chita Rivera's acclaimed, sold out Cafe debut with four encore performances, May 18-21. (more...)

Chicago's Ireon Roach Tops 2016 National August Wilson Monologue CompetitionChicago's Ireon Roach Tops 2016 National August Wilson Monologue Competition
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Chicago Public School student Ireon Roach was awarded first place in the National August Wilson Monologue Competition, which was held May 2, 2016, at the August Wilson Theatre on Broadway in New York City. (more...)

Master Mixologists:  Co-Founders of LIQUID LAB Gregory Lucas & Parker BoaseMaster Mixologists: Co-Founders of LIQUID LAB Gregory Lucas & Parker Boase
by Marina Kennedy - May 3, 2016

Broadwayworld.com interviewed Mixologists, Gregory Lucas and Parker Boase of LIQUID LAB and The Attic in NYC. (more...)

Catherine Butterfield Comedy LIFE EXPECTANCY to Play Hollywood FringeCatherine Butterfield Comedy LIFE EXPECTANCY to Play Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Catherine Butterfield, author of the plays JOINED AT THE HEAD, THE SLEEPER, LIFE IN THE TREES and BROWNSTONE, among others, will premiere her latest comedy, LIFE EXPECTANCY, at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. Second City alum Ron West will helm the play. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Porchlight Revisits CHESS, Opening TonightPhoto Flash: First Look at Porchlight Revisits CHESS, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber present the final production in the third smash season of Chicago's 'lost' musicals in staged concert series, PORCHLIGHT REVISITS CHESS, music by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, lyrics by Tim Rice and Bjorn Ulvaeus and book by Tim Rice, with direction by Porchlight Artistic Director Michael Weber, choreography by Porchlight Artistic Associate Brenda Didier and music direction by Jimmy Morehead. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

Walkabout Theater's THE CURE Set for Chicago Cultural Center, 6/1-18Walkabout Theater's THE CURE Set for Chicago Cultural Center, 6/1-18
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

 Walkabout Theater Company, in association with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, is pleased to present THE CURE, a new ensemble-devised work exploring our relationship with disease, resilience and our pursuit of immortality. (more...)

Philadelphia Theatre Company to Stage Lucas Hnath's HILLARY AND CLINTONPhiladelphia Theatre Company to Stage Lucas Hnath's HILLARY AND CLINTON
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Philadelphia Theatre Company closes its 2015-2016 season with the East Coast premiere of Lucas Hnath's Hillary and Clinton May 27-June 26.  Directed by Ken Rus Schmoll, the production features an ensemble cast with Todd Cerveris, Alice M. Gatling, John Procaccino, and Lindsay Smiling. (more...)

The Auditorium Theatre to Host 'PLAY LIKE A KID' FUNdraiserThe Auditorium Theatre to Host 'PLAY LIKE A KID' FUNdraiser
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

The Auditorium Theatre hosts Play Like a Kid¬ÖFor the Kids!, a Game Day FUNdraiser to support their education and outreach programs, on Tuesday, June 14 at 6PM at the Chicago Sports Museum at Water Tower Place (835 N. Michigan Ave - 7th Floor). Attendees will enjoy the museum exhibits and the museum's "Play with the Legends" interactive games while enjoying food, wine and beer, raffle prizes, and a live auction. (more...)

kCura Elevates e-Discovery Platform With Relativity 9.4 and Upcoming SaaS Product, Better Enabling Legal Teams to Search, Analyze, and Take Action on DatakCura Elevates e-Discovery Platform With Relativity 9.4 and Upcoming SaaS Product, Better Enabling Legal Teams to Search, Analyze, and Take Action on Data
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

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High Concept Labs to Host 2016 Spring Open House Next SaturdayHigh Concept Labs to Host 2016 Spring Open House Next Saturday
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

On Saturday, May 14, the arts service organization High Concept Labs (HCL) celebrates its Sponsored Artists in the biannual HCL Open House at Mana Contemporary Chicago from 7:30 to 11:30 PM. The open warehouse art party will include performances, installations, music, and film screenings by artists from the organization's past and present. Light bites, specialty drinks, and much more await partygoers. (more...)

Chicago Artists Chorale to Present SONGS OF LOVE AND LIGHTChicago Artists Chorale to Present SONGS OF LOVE AND LIGHT
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

The Chicago Artists Chorale, a group of 60 singers drawn together from across Chicago's professional arts communities, wraps up its second season on May 10 with SONGS OF LOVE AND LIGHT, a concert of resonant, powerful choral music spanning from the late Romantic period through the present day. The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Church, at 1010 W. Webster Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of 'CLUED IN' at Second City's Beat LoungePhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of 'CLUED IN' at Second City's Beat Lounge
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

After a completely sold-out run in February, the popular improvisers behind CLUED-IN: AN IMPROVISED MURDER MYSTERY has been invited back to The Beat Lounge in the Second City Training Center for an open run starting Saturday, May 14. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in character below! (more...)

Cyndi Lauper's Country 'Detour' to Stop by CBS THIS MORNING, LATE NIGHT, CMT and More This WeekCyndi Lauper's Country 'Detour' to Stop by CBS THIS MORNING, LATE NIGHT, CMT and More This Week
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Grammy, Emmy and Tony-winning singer-songwriter Cyndi Lauper is taking a country DETOUR May 6 with her highly-anticipated new album (available for pre-order now) featuring a collection of country covers from the 40's, 50's and 60's. (more...)

North Coast Repertory Theatre to Present HEDDA GABLER This SummerNorth Coast Repertory Theatre to Present HEDDA GABLER This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Arguably one of the most complex and intriguing female characters ever written, HEDDA GABLER weaves a mesmerizing tale of a woman trapped in a loveless marriage who is driven by a need for power and freedom. (more...)

Artsfusion to Stage Reading of ECHO NEVADA with Vickie DaignaultArtsfusion to Stage Reading of ECHO NEVADA with Vickie Daignault
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Vickie will portray the ranch house cook Copey in the Staged Reading of Anna Brennen's ECHO NEVADA, a riveting look at life on a ranch in northeastern Nevada set in 1948 during an early spring storm. (more...)

'VANISHING BEAUTY: ASIAN JEWELRY AND RITUAL OBJECTS' Exhibition Set for Art Institute of Chicago'VANISHING BEAUTY: ASIAN JEWELRY AND RITUAL OBJECTS' Exhibition Set for Art Institute of Chicago
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Prepare to immerse yourself in the rich cultures of some of Asia's most remote regions with this summer's exhibition Vanishing Beauty: Asian Jewelry and Ritual Objects from the Barbara and David Kipper Collection. (more...)

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