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American Museum of National History Presents MUMMIES Exhibit
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Mummies offers an up-close look at one of the largest collections of mummies housed in North America. From ancient Egypt to pre-Columbian Peru, the exhibition explores the intersection between societies, their environment, and the preparations they made for their dead. (more...)

Ellen, 'Deadpool', Fifth Harmony Among PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS Winners; Full List
by TV News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS 2017 aired live on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 from Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on the CBS Television Network. (more...)

BWW OperaView: A Funny Thing - or Not - Happened on the Way to the Opera House
by Richard Sasanow - Jan 19, 2017

What's new in opera? Everything you can imagine--and much that you couldn't conceive of--all in the space of a few days in New York. (more...)

Billy Joel 42nd Show Added On June 6 At Madison Square Garden
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The Madison Square Garden Company announced today the unprecedented 42nd consecutive show by legendary musician and MSG franchise Billy Joel on June 6. The June show is part of his residency at The World's Most Famous Arena which began in January 2014 with Joel playing one show per month at The Garden as part of the Spectrum Concert Series. (more...)

Seoul Philharmonic To Perform Its Asian Premiere Of Rediscovered Work By Stravinsky
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra (SPO) presented the program of its subscription concerts on January 20-21, featuring the recently rediscovered work by Igor Stravinsky(1882-1971). (more...)

The Cuckoo's Theater Project in Collaboration with Redtwist Theatre to Present LANGUAGE OF ANGELS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

An eerie cycle of ghost stories, set in the cave country of North Carolina. After a young girl is lost in a cave on the edge of town, there is a Rashomon-like investigation of her disappearance and the fate of those who survive her. (more...)

SADA Targets Mid-Market with Multi-Million Dollar Investment
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

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Hackney Empire Announces CINDERLLEA as 2017 Pantomime
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Hackney Empire has today announced Cinderella as its 2017 Christmas pantomime. The 2016 production of Sleeping Beauty was seen by audiences from across the globe from countries including Hong Kong, USA, Brazil, Japan and Hawaii but 20% of the audience was from Hackney, an increase of 1% on last year. (more...)

DigitalTown Announces SmartWeb
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

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Highland Park Players Presents A FAIRY TALE ADVENTURE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Highland Park Players Theater for Young Audiences presents its newest production of A Fairy Tale Adventure at Edgewood Auditorium, 929 Edgewood Road, Highland Park, on Saturdays and Sundays, February 11, 12, 18, and 19, at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. (more...)

Seismic Achieves Triple-Digit Growth Rate for Fifth Consecutive Year
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

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NFL MVP Peyton Manning Announced as Keynote Speaker for Inaugural ProFood Tech Conference, 4/4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

RESTON, Va., Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Five-time National Football League (NFL) MVP Peyton Manning will give the keynote speech at the first-ever ProFood Tech Conference Program, led by the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), one of the three trade show leaders powering ProFood Tech April 46, 2017; McCormick Place, Chicago, along with PACK EXPO and Anuga. The keynote will take place on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, from 8 to 9:15 a.m. Manning's address is titled 'Winning Strategies with Peyton Manning.' (more...)

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati Goes On A Blind Date In The Regional Premiere of FIRST DATE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Check please! Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati opens the second half of the season with the hilarious and sassy musical First Date, by Austin Winsberg, with music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner. (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...)

Patrick J. Conte, MD, PhD Helps Readers Find the MYSTERIES OF LIFE, DEATH AND BEYOND
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

ROSELAND, N.J. - Author Patrick J. Conte, MD, PhD has pondered this question, 'Is there a reason why we were born, and do we all have a purpose in life?' In his book, 'Mysteries of Life, Death and Beyond' (published by Balboa Press), he attempts to answer it and hopefully guide readers on an amazing and somewhat mystical journey. (more...)

BWW TV: North Carolina Theatre's ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE
by Jeffrey Kare - Jan 19, 2017

North Carolina Theatre will be presenting Always...Patsy Cline from January 20th-29th at A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater. I recently got to speak with the two stars of this production Carter Calvert and Two-Time Emmy Winner Sally Struthers. (more...)

MONKEY WARTS AND ALL is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Jim Hart's new book Monkey Warts and All($12.99, paperback, 9781498491679; e-book, $6.99, 9781498491686), is a satire on the way that children have been raised in America in the past several decades, and the educational system, political system, and worldview they have absorbed. Readers will find this satire very funny, and it is a unique way of looking at things. If you enjoyed The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy or some of Kurt Vonnegut's novels, you will like Monkey Warts and All. (more...)

Great Lakes Theater Presents WAIT UNTIL DARK at Hanna Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Great Lakes Theater (GLT), Cleveland's Classic Company, commences the second half its 2017-18 season with Frederick Knott's classic thriller, Wait Until Dark. The production will be performed in the company's intimate and audience-friendly home at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square, February 17 - March 12, 2017. Joseph Hanreddy directs the production. Wait Until Dark is presented through special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC. (more...)

Support Inclusion and Social Justice With Shattered Globe Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Shattered Globe Theatre will be participating in The Ghostlight Project kick-off event this Thursday 1/19 at 5:30pm. Please join us at Theater Wit (1229 W Belmont) for a FREE ceremony to support inclusion and social justice in the arts. The event will be followed by a potluck. (more...)

VIDEO: New Rehearsal Video of JONAH AND OTTO Debuts Today!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

A new video offering a sneak peek into the first week of rehearsals for the New York premiere of JONAH AND OTTO, made its debut today on YouTube. (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...)

Technical Roundup on Wireless Communications Stocks -- xG Technology, NII Holdings, China Mobile, and Inteliquent
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

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Jacob's Pillow Announces New Board of Trustees
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Jacob's Pillow Dance announces today the appointment of four new members to its Board of Trustees: MacArthur Genius Fellow and Jacob's Pillow Dance Award recipient Kyle Abraham; former New York City Ballet principal dancer Wendy Whelan; lawyer, teacher, and active member of the Massachusetts community Diane Patrick; and Berkshires-based gallerist Sienna Patti. (more...)

Trump Rep: Kanye West Not Invited to Perform at 'Typically and Traditionally American Event'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Tom Barrack, chairman of the Presidential Inauguration Committee of president-elect Donald Trump told CNN that West had not been asked to perform because his music wasn't right for the event. (more...)

Seoul Philharmonic to Perform Asian Premiere of Rediscovered Work by Stravinsky
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

The Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra (SPO) presented the program of its subscription concerts on January 20-21, featuring the recently rediscovered work by Igor Stravinsky(1882-1971). (more...)

Photo Flash: BLUES FOR AN ALABAMA SKY at Court Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, presents Blues for an Alabama Sky by Pearl Cleage, directed by Ron OJ Parson. Blues for an Alabama Sky runs January 12 - February 12, 2017 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue in Chicago. The Press Opening is Saturday, January 21 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Bergen Performing Arts Center Presents Sharon Isbin
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents Sharon Isbin sponsored by The Frank & Lydia Bergen Foundation-Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 3PM. Purchase tickets at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling bergenPAC's Box Office at 201.227.1030.  (more...)

KURIOS Ticket Sales Going Strong in Houston; Extension Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Cirque du Soleil is announcing that additional performances of KURIOS - Cabinet of Curiosities, its most acclaimed touring show, in Houston, are available starting today due to overwhelming advance ticket sales. (more...)

NBC to Offer Preview of New Dick Wolf Drama Series CHICAGO JUSTICE, 3/1
by TV News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

NBC will offer audiences a preview of Chicago JUSTICE, the newest installment of superproducer Dick Wolf's highly successful Chicago franchise, on Wednesday, March 1 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Tennis Releases Commercial ft. Zosia Mamet for New LP 'Yours Conditionally'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Tennis' upcoming full-length LP Yours Conditionally is out 3/10 via Mutually Detrimental. The band just released a commercial for the album starring Zosia Mamet (more...)

Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces Auditions for Choral Ensemble for 2017-18 Season, March 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

 Lyric Opera of Chicago will hold auditions in March 2017 for experienced, classically trained singers who are seeking professional positions in the company's choral ensemble for the 2017-18 season. (more...)

Maltz Jupiter's ME AND MY GIRL, Zoetic Stage's AFTER and More Top 41st Annual Carbonell Award Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

An old-fashioned, splashy musical about a working-class Londoner who discovers he's nobility and a world premiere play about the consequences of bullying received the most nominations in the musical and play categories when the nominations were announced for the 41st annual Carbonell Awards, which honors excellence in theater in South Florida. (more...)

Octavia Spencer Named Hasty Pudding Theatrical's Woman of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

The Hasty Pudding Theatricals, the oldest theatrical organization in the United States, announces Oscar winning actress, OCTAVIA SPENCER as the recipient of its 2017 Woman of the Year Award. (more...)

MCL Chicago Welcomes New Artistic Director, Development & Outreach Director
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

MCL Chicago's Board of Directors is pleased to announce the addition of two new managers to its creative team, Artistic Director Matthew Van Colton and Development & Outreach Director Cat McDonnell. (more...)

NBC Wins 10th Week in a Row in 18-49, Matching the Net's Longest In-Season Winning Streak in 20 Years
by TV News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

NBC has won the primetime ratings week of Jan. 9-15 among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49, led by the week's top primetime telecast on those networks in 18-49 and total viewers, Sunday's Steelers-Chiefs NFL Divisional Playoff game and the top entertainment telecast of the week in both 18-49 and total viewers, ¬ďThis Is Us.¬Ē (more...)

LAURA AND THE SEA Playwright Kate Tarker Receives Vineyard's 2017 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Artistic Directors Doug Aibel and Sarah Stern announce Kate Tarker as the ninth recipient of Vineyard Theatre's Paula Vogel Playwriting Award named in honor of playwright and teacher Paula Vogel, whose plays INDECENT, HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE (Pulitzer Prize for Drama) and THE LONG CHRISTMAS RIDE HOME premiered at The Vineyard. (more...)

Gladstone Gallery Presents 'Andrew Lord: Sorrow, a Sculpture of Thirty Pieces and Related Work', 2/3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Long known for his sculpture in ceramic, Lord's work continually challenges the expectations of the medium as he seeks to mold in clay works that trace the haptic experience of his own senses and experiences. In 1978, Lord created a body of work whose shapes and surfaces were based on the fall of light onto different shaped maquettes. As if drawing from life, or painting a landscape en plein air, this process recorded his observations in three dimensions. By 1979, he began to think of these groups of maquettes as works in themselves and showed them in an exhibition with Art and Project in Amsterdam. With these pieces Lord found ceramics' ability to take on the commanding dimensions of painting. (more...)

Peninsula Players Sets THE PLAY'S THE THING 2017 Winter Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Peninsula Players Theatre announces the 2017 season of The Play's the Thing, a winter play reading series presented to Door County audiences.  (more...)

EnerCom Dallas Will Showcase Leading Energy Companies March 1-2, 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

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Rising Stars and Chicago Vets Sign on for SYCAMORE Premiere at Raven Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

A cast of rising young actors and Chicago veterans has been announced for Raven Theatre Company's world premiere production of Sycamore, by Sarah Sander, to be directed by visiting artist Devon de Mayo. (more...)

Casting Announced for the Midwest Premiere AMERICAN HWANGAP
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Halcyon Theatre and A-Squared Theatre are proud to announce casting for the Midwest Premiere of Lloyd Suh's American Hwangap-led by Jeff Award-winner Joseph Anthony Foronda. Helen Young is set to direct the co-production that runsFebruary 24 through April 1 at Halcyon Theatre located in residence at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3253 W. Wilson Avenue, on Chicago's north side.   (more...)

Trap Door Theatre Announces One Week Extension of PHEDRE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Trap Door Theatre Comapny has announced that there will be an added industry night performance of Phedre on Monday January 30 at 8PM. Trap Door Theatre and a private donor are excited to provide ASL interpretation for Phedre on Saturday, January 28 at 8 p.m. The Deaf community may use the code ACCESS for half-price tickets. (more...)

Jussie Smollett Added to Performance Lineup for Langston Hughes Celebration 1/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph St, presents a star-studded celebration for legendary American author, activist and thinker Langston Hughes' 115th birthday on Wednesday, February 1 at 8:00 p.m. which is also the first day of Black History Month. Performances include readings of poetry by Hughes plus music that he wrote, inspired and/or enjoyed. (more...)

Forum Productions Presents JESUS THE JEW As Told By His Brother James
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Forum Productions is pleased to present the world premiere one-man show JESUS THE JEW As Told By His Brother James, written by William Spatz, directed by Will Rogers and featuring Steven Strafford. A modern drama interwoven with the biblical tale of Jesus of Nazareth and his brother James, JESUS THE JEW will play February 17 - March 26, 2017 at Greenhouse Theater Center (Downstairs Mainstage), 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at greenhousetheater.org, in person at the box office or by calling (773) 404-7336.  (more...)

The 2017 FRIGID Festival Presents THE REFUGEE PLAYS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

The 2017 FRIGID Festival presents The Refugee Plays, five short plays by Charles Gershman, Penny Jackson, Callie Kimball, Carlos Castro, and Sean E. Cunningham that tell powerful stories of refugees today. Dan Dinero, Logan Reed, and Rachel Dart direct. Performances will be staged at The Kraine Theater, located at 85 E. 4th St. between 2nd Ave Bowery in NYC for five performances from February 16 - March 5, 2017. (more...)

Cast Announced for THE MOST HAPPY FELLA, Opening in March
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Theo Ubique Artistic Director Fred Anzevino has announced a cast for the company's production of Frank Loesser's semi-operatic musical The Most Happy Fella that includes talents with experience in the world of opera as well as musical theater. Anzevino will direct, with Jeremy Ramey as Music Director, Adam Veness providing scenic design, Bill Morey costumes, James Beaudry choreography, and Courtney Crouse assistant directing. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Greenhouse Theater Center Presents the Chicago Premiere of CIRCUMFERENCE OF A SQUIRREL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Greenhouse Theater Center is pleased to conclude its Solo Celebration! Series with the Chicago premiere of John Walch's savagely funny one-man show CIRCUMFERENCE OF A SQUIRREL, directed by Artistic Director Jacob Harvey and starring Will Allan. CIRCUMFERENCE OF A SQUIRREL will play January 13 - February 12, 2017 at The Greenhouse Theater Center (Upstairs Mainstage), 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at greenhousetheater.org, in person at the box office or by calling (773) 404-7336.  (more...)

Brown Paper Box Co.'s THE BALTIMORE WALTZ Opens this Weekend!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Brown Paper Box Co. is excited to announce their second main stage production of their 2016/2017 season - The Baltimore Waltz by Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel. This production opens this week, on Saturday, January 21, 2017 and runs Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2:30 PM through February 19, 2017 at The Frontier in Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood (1106 W. Thorndale Avenue). A preview is scheduled for Friday, January 20, along with special Monday night performances on January 23 and February 6, both of which begin at 7:30 PM. Additionally, this production is a participant of Chicago Theatre Week 2017 and The Ghostlight Project and all tickets are on sale now. Photos from rehearsal can be found attached; information about ticket sales and more can be found at www.BrownPaperBox.org. (more...)

TOsketchfest Presents The Rumoli Brothers, Dance Animal, Flo & Joan and More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

The Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival (TOsketchfest) today announces the first wave of programming with highlights from the Festival Series. TOsketchfestwill host over 60 sketch comedy acts from across North America, March 1-12, 2017 at The Theatre Centre, Comedy Bar and The Drake Underground.  (more...)

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