Chicago on Tour


VIDEO: Paige Davis Stars in MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING, & MARRIAGE at CLO Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Pittsburgh CLO has announced the cast of the Pittsburgh premiere of Off-Broadway sensation, MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING, & MARRIAGE, May 11-August 13 at the CLO Cabaret. (more...)

American Theater Co.'s Youth Ensemble presents THE PROJECT(S) Adaptation, 7/14-23
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

American Theater Company's (ATC) Youth Ensemble presents a 50-minute abridgement by Jess McLeod and Sarah Slight of the critically acclaimed The Project(s)-a documentary play on Chicago's public housing conceived, co-written and originally directed by ATC's late Artistic Director PJ Paparelli and co-written by Joshua Jaeger-July 14 - 23, 2017. Directed by Monty Cole, the production features Youth Ensemble members Latrel Crawford, Danielle Jean-Baptiste, Alex King, Li Luzietti, Jenna Makkawy, Liliana Mastroianni, Azalia Resendiz, Keenya Riley, Ireon Roach, Leah Schiffman, Leojae Steward, and Ervin Tobar. The Youth Ensemble is meeting with Chicago public housing residents originally interviewed for the play, in order to learn more about the documentary theater-making process and help with character development prior to performing the piece. (more...)

Media Theatre Presents ALWAYS, PATSY CLINE
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

'Always, Patsy Cline' is the hit show with songs made famous by the legendary country singer. It's on stage at The Media Theatre June 15 to July 2, starring Broadway's Jenny Lee Stern. Performaces are Thursday nights at 7:30pm, Friday and Saturday nights at 8pm, and Sundays at 3pm. (more...)

Mars Chocolate North America And Wrigley Unveil Over 30 New Product Innovations
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

At the National Confectioners Association (NCA) Sweets & Snacks Expo in Chicago this week, industry leaders Mars Chocolate North America and Wrigley will share a unified vision of driving growth for customers through three key areas: product innovations, effective activations and selling strategies. Taking center stage at the trade show are several new flavor extensions to consumers' favorite brands, including: Extra Chewy Mints, 5 Gum Mega Packs, M&M'S Caramel Chocolate Candies, M&M' White Chocolate Candies, Skittles and Starburst Sweet Heat, SNICKERS & Hazelnut Bar and TWIX Dark Chocolate Cookie Bars. (more...)

Rutgers Graduates and Students to Present ORPHANS at the Times Square Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Four Rutgers University students and recent graduates are working together to mount a production of Lyle Kessler's Orphans June 1-3 at the John DeSotelle Studio, the Times Square Arts Center, in Manhattan. (more...)

SOJA Release New Single 'Bad News'; Announce 35+ Date National Amphitheater Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Washington DC-based global stars SOJA have released the new single 'Bad News' today at all digital music services. T (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 24, 2017
by - May 24, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 24 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Flash: Hell in a Handbag presents THE GOLDEN GIRLS - THE LOST EPISODES
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Hell in a Handbag Productions thanks you for being a friend this summer with its campy world premiere parody of one of TV's most beloved sitcoms: THE GOLDEN GIRLS - THE LOST EPISODES by David Cerda, directed by Shade Murray, playing June 14 - July 12, 2017 at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood. Single tickets are on sale at www.handbagproductions.org or by calling (800) 838-3006.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Get A First Look at MAMMA MIA! at The Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The Ogunquit Playhouse kicks off its 85th Anniversary Season with the international smash hit Mamma Mia!, dazzling audiences on stage from May 17 to July 1. (more...)

Felix Da Housecat Launches New Label Founders Of Filth
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Two time Grammy nominated Felix Da Housecat kickstarts his new label with three original tracks showcasing his timeless production. (more...)

El Mallorca Gay Men's Chorus presenta AL DESNUDO en el Teatre Victòria
by Felipe Velasco - May 24, 2017

Desde Mallorca, despues de casi cuatro a√Īos y con mas de 70 actuaciones y 18.000 espectadores, el Mallorca Gay Men's Chorus actuara por primera vez en Barcelona. A partir del sabado 27 de mayo, el conjunto mallorquin se instalara en el Teatre Victoria¬†con AL DESNUDO, un espectaculo que reune lo mejor de estos cuatro a√Īos de trayectoria. (more...)

CW Stoneking Returns to North America for East Coast Tour; Plays Newport Folk Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Critically acclaimed Australian bluesman CW Stoneking makes his return to North America this summer for a run of east coast tour dates, culminating with an appearance at the Newport Folk Festival. (more...)

INNER CITY Reunion Concert Announced for Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW will be hosting a Reunion Concert of the 1971 Broadway musical, INNER CITY. The original Broadway production, directed by Tom O'Horgan, featured music by Helen Miller and lyrics by Eve Merriam.  The show was based on Merriam's book "The Inner City Mother Goose," a collection of updated nursery rhymes reflecting life of the disenfranchised inhabitants of America's urban inner cities circa 1970. The production ran at Broadway's Barrymore Theater from December 1971 to March 1972. Featured cast member, Linda Hopkins, was awarded a 1972 Tony Award for her performance. (more...)

Lookingglass Theatre presents the Return of MOBY DICK
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Lookingglass Theatre Company concludes its 29th Season with its award-winning production of Moby Dick, adapted and directed by Ensemble Member David Catlin, from the book by Herman Melville, in association with The Actors Gymnasium. Moby Dick runs June 7 - September 3, 2017 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. The Press Opening is Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Broadwaysted Podcast Takes a White Wine Induced Magic Carpet Ride with Telly Leung
by Broadwaysted - May 24, 2017

This week the Broadwaysted crew is dropping a sick beat and going a cappella with the amazingly talented #FriendOfTheShow Telly Leung! This week we're drinking beer and white wine while Telly spills about the incredible experience of IN TRANSIT, his favorite places to get Chinese Hot Pot, and the sexy secret shows between the FLOWER DRUM SONG and HAIRSPRAY dressing rooms. (more...)

Photo Flash: Mashi Theatre presents TALES OF BIRBAL
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

As India celebrates 70 years of independence, Mashi theatre look further back in history, a time of magic, mysticism and storytelling. Tales of Birbal brings fables handed down generation to generation across the Indian sub-continent to stages across the UK for families of all backgrounds. (more...)

CBS's 60 MINUTES Finishes Up +1% in Viewers for 2016-17 Season
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2017

60 MINUTES finished its 49th season up +1 percent in viewers ¬Ė the only broadcast newsmagazine to gain audience over the 2016-2017 television season. The CBS newsmagazine is averaging 12.39 million viewers, according to the current Nielsen estimates. It ended last season averaging 12.3 million. (more...)

Rec Room Arts presents Modern Adaptation of Iconic Ballet, THE RITE OF SPRING
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Rec Room Arts (Artistic Director, Matt Hune; Executive Director, Stephanie Wittels Wachs) announces the cast and creative team for THE RITE OF SPRING. The production previews Wednesday, June 14th, opens on Thursday, June 15th, and runs through Saturday, July 8, 2017 in the 600 sq. ft. Back Room at Rec Room. (more...)

Introducing Chicago D(ART)'s Cast and Crew for POLICE DEAF NEAR FAR by David Rush
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Rehearsals have begun for Chicago D(ART)'s inaugural production of 'Police Deaf Near Far' by David Rush. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Celebrates its Favorite Thing, Robbie Rozelle
by Behind the Curtain - May 24, 2017

This Week: One of Rob and Kevin's favorite people, Robbie Rozelle, swings by to discuss his illustrious career as a graphic designer for cast recordings AND to talk about his upcoming show at Feinstein's/54 Below, Songs From Inside My Locker, which is June 9th, 2017 at 9:30pm. (more...)

Watch 311's New Video On Billboard Today; New Album Out This June
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

As 311 gear up for the release of their new studio album MOSAIC, out June 23 via BMG, the multi-platinum group has partnered with BILLBOARD.com to exclusively premiere the official video for the album's first single 'Too Much To Think' today, Wednesday May 24. Watch the video on Billboard (more...)

PUBLIC FORUM: YOUNG RADICALS to Celebrate New Book, American Ideals
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The Public Theater has announced that a special one-night-only reading and discussion, PUBLIC FORUM: YOUNG RADICALS has been added to the spring Public Forum line-up on Thursday, June 8 at 7:00 p.m. in the The Public's Martinson Hall. (more...)

BRIC Announces Artists Selected for Summer Residency Program
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

BRIC, the leading provider of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, announces the eight recipients of the annual BRICworkspace visual artistresidency program for the summer of 2017. BRIC was able to double the number of artists in residence this summer, from four to eight, due to a new donation of space at 505 State Street in Downtown Brooklyn, courtesy of Alloy Development. The summer 2017 awardees will be an all-female roster, including Nicole Awai Esperanza Cortes, Lucia Cuba, Phoebe Grip, Katya Grokhovsky, Katherine Toukhy, Jamie Warren and Monika Weiss. The residency program is now in its fourth year and is open to artists who live, work, or were born in Brooklyn. (more...)

Teatro Vista Transfers Smash Hit LA HAVANA MADRID to The Miracle Center
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Buenas noticias!  If you couldn't get a ticket during its sold-out run at Steppenwolf's 1700 Theatre, Teatro Vista is transferring its current smash hit La Havana Madrid for two additional weekends of performances at The Miracle Center, 2311 N. Pulaski Rd., in Chicago's Hermosa neighborhood.  (more...)

Ballet Hispanico School of Dance Announces 2017 Summer Programs
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Ballet Hisp√°nico, the nation's premier Latino dance organization, announces this year's Ballet Hisp√°nico School of Dance 2017 Summer Programs. (more...)

Glitter and Be Gay at CANDIDE Opening 6/3 at Music Theatre Works
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) presents the Leonard Bernstein classic, CANDIDE, based on Voltaire's satire on the follies of the human race, at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, June 3 through 11. A 24-piece orchestra accompanies the well-known songs "Glitter and Be Gay," "The Best of All Possible Worlds" and "Make Our Garden Grow." (more...)

Steppenwolf Theatre Company Welcomes Three New Board Trustees
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company has announced the addition of three members to its Board of Trustees, Caryn Harris, Cari B. Sacks and Bryan Traubert, under the leadership of Board Chair Eric Lefkofsky. (more...)

Bake Jenna's Recipes with an Excerpt from WAITRESS' Sugar, Butter, Flour!
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Fans of Waitress the musical can now bake the delicious pies that the show's leading character Jenna Hunterson makes for Joe's Diner with the publication of Sugar, Butter, Flour: The Waitress Pie Cookbook, Recipes from the Files of Jenna Hunterson (Pam Krauss Books, a division of Penguin Random House). (more...)

John Grimes, The Revival Hour and More Coming Up This June at The Revival
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The Revival, Hyde Park's comedy theater, announces its lineup of shows and events playing in June 2017. (more...)

Joffrey Academy of Dance to Launch New Conservatory Program This Fall
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The Joffrey Ballet has announced the launch of a new Joffrey Conservatory Program within the Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, beginning September 2017. (more...)

Broadway's Brenda Braxton Releases THE LITTLE BLACK BOOK OF STAGE ETIQUETTE
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Tony nominated Broadway actress and entrepreneur Brenda Braxton will celebrate the release of her first self-published title, The Little Black Book of Back Stage Etiquette, with a book signing at the Metropolitan Room (34 W. 22nd Street, NYC) on June 6th, 2017 from 2pm-5 pm. (more...)

Cruz Gonzalez-Cadel and Chris Chmelik to Star in LELA & CO. at Steep Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Steep Theatre's U.S. Premiere of Cordelia Lynn's Lela & Co., directed by Robin Witt, will feature Cruz Gonzalez-Cadel and Chris Chmelik. Gonzalez-Cadel will make her Steep Theatre debut, and this will be Chmelik's third Steep production, after Simon Stephens' Motortown and Howard Korder's The Hollow Lands. (more...)

The Wallis Names Michael Nemeroff New Board Chairman
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Businessman and philanthropist Michael A. Nemeroff will take the helm as Chairman of the Board of the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts effective September 27, 2017. (more...)

Jessica Grove and James Snyder to Play Title Roles in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The 67th Music Circus season kicks off with a two-week run of Disney's beloved family classic musicalBeauty and the Beast. Performances are Tuesday, June 20 through Sunday, July 2 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. (more...)

Chi Children's Theatre Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Chicago Children's Theatre (Chicagochildrenstheatre.org), the largest professional theater company devoted exclusively to families in Chicago, has announced its 2017-18 season.  (more...)

Jon Batiste to Lead 60 Pianos in Bach Prelude in C at Sing for Hope Pianos Kickoff
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Sing for Hope will bring their renowned Sing for Hope Pianos back to the streets of New York City this summer. The 2017 Collection will be revealed to the public for the first time during a kickoff event on Monday, June 5 at 12PM at 28 Liberty Plaza (28 Liberty Street).  (more...)

HITCH*COCKTAILS to Celebrate Five Years at The Annoyance Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Hitch*Cocktails - the improvised thriller (and drinking game) has been a Chicago comedy staple for 5 years, and in July the nefarious fellows are celebrating in style. Special performances will be hosted every Friday in July (July 7, 14, 21 and 28th), 2017 at The Annoyance Theatre and Bar, 851 W Belmont Ave., in Chicago. Doors open at 10:00 p.m., and the show begins shortly after. (more...)

CABARET Comes to Seattle's Paramount Theatre 6/13-6/25
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The critically acclaimed and award-winning Roundabout Theatre Company is proud to present, direct from Broadway, the national tour of SAM MENDES (Skyfall, American Beauty) and ROB MARSHALL's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET, playing Seattle's Paramount Theatre from June 13 - 25. (more...)

'OSFUG' to Perform Monthly Sketch Show at UCB Chelsea
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

On June 5th, 2017, the New York-based OSFUG: The Fast Fuckin' Sketch Show will perform their monthly hour-long show at UCB Chelsea (307 West 26th Street in Manhattan) at 8:00 PM. (more...)

ABC's JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE Grows to 6-Month Tuesday High in Households
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2017

With guests U2 on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, ABC's JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE spiked 33% over the week-ago night in Households (2.0/5 vs. 1.5/4) in the 56 Metered Markets to its strongest Tuesday telecast in 6 months ¬Ė since 11/22/16. (more...)

Syracuse Stage to Celebrate Johnny Cash
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

From the songbook of The Man in Black himself, comes the musical adaptation "Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash". Performed by a multi-talented cast of 10, the show features 38 Cash classics including "I Walk the Line", "A Boy Named Sue" and "Folsom Prison Blues". This lively musical about love and faith, struggle and success, and rowdiness and redemption, opens at Syracuse Stage on June 9 in the Archbold Theatre at Syracuse Stage/SU Drama Complex, 820 E. Genesee St. Preview performances are June 7 and 8. (more...)

New English Ballet Theatre to Present World Premiere of THE FOUR SEASONS
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The critically acclaimed NEW ENGLISH BALLET THEATRE is one of Britain's most exciting contemporary ballet companies; run by its visionary founder and Artistic Director Karen Pilkington-Miksa, NEBT specialises in commissioning new work from both established and fast rising choreographers for dancers from the UK and beyond. (more...)

Music Institute of Chicago to Present 29th Annual Chicago Duo Piano Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The Music Institute of Chicago presents its 29th annual Chicago Duo Piano Festival July 7-16. (more...)

MTH Theater presents The Who's TOMMY
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The MTH Theater at Crown Center is pleased to announce the cast of THE WHO'S TOMMY, its second MainStage musical of the season. Artistic Director Sarah Crawford will direct an eighteen person ensemble led by Chicago based Tom Vendafreddo in the title role. The remainder of the ensemble includes Leah Miller, Josiah Mullins, Shelby Floyd, Daniel Vershelden, Ryan Hurza, Eric Morris, Maddox Bane, Delilah Pellow, Beth Borders, Blane Brungardt, Bob Linebarger, Randa Meierhenry, Christian Thomas Owen, Abby Peek, Kenny Personett, Tony Pulford, and Luke Walker. Jeremy Watson will lead the band and choreography will be provided by Kenny Personett. (more...)

Theatre Nebula presents CUBICLE
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The award- winning local professional company of Theatre Nebula announces the World Premiere of Kevin Wiczer's hilarious office farce, CUBICLE. The show has a limited engagement of three weekends beginning May 26, 2017 running through June 11, 2017. CUBICLE will be presented Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. in Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center, 150 East Wood Street, Palatine, IL. (more...)

Photo Flash: Refuge Theatre Project presents THINGS TO RUIN
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The two-year-old Refuge Theatre Project, whose High Fidelity: The Musical is with eight nominations one of the top nominees in the upcoming non-Equity Jeff Awards, will continue its 2017 season with Things to Ruin: The Songs of Joe Iconis, playing May 12 - June 18, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Pride Arts Center's New Friday Late Night Comedy Show
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Pride Films and Plays changes lives through the generation of diverse new work (or work that is new to Chicago) with LGBTQ+ characters or themes that is essential viewing for all audiences. We accomplish this mission through fully-staged productions, writing contests and staged readings, film screenings, and special events. We foster long term relationships with artists to create programming that is as diverse, unique, and complex as the community we represent. In 2015, Huffington Post called PFP "A powerful and empowering entity." The company acquired its two performance spaces at 4139 and 4147 N. Broadway in July 2016, renaming the spaces the Pride Arts Center. (more...)

Lydia Johnson Dance Premieres at NYLA, 6/21-23
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Lydia Johnson Dance will premiere two new works: one to music by Philip Glass and Marc Mellits, and the second to Trio Sonatas of Handel, joined by company works to one of the choreographer's favorites composers, Osvaldo Golijov.   Joining the 13-member ensemble are guests Mary Beth Hansohn and Peter Chursin, recently seen on the Twyla Tharp Dance 50th Anniversary Tour.  Company Ballet Mistress is Deborah Wingert, former New York City Ballet dancer and one of a select few chosen by The Balanchine Trust to set his works on other companies.   Performances Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, June 21, 22 & 23 at 7:30 PM at New York Live Arts, 219 West 19th Street.  (more...)

RELATIVITY Adds A Week of Performances
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of (more...)

MAMMA MIA! Brisbane Season Tickets On Sale Today
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Get in quick as tickets go on sale today for the Brisbane season of the global musical phenomenon, MAMMA MIA!    (more...)

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