Donna McKechnie and Alexandra Bilings Join PFP's Honorary Board
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

?The Board of Directors of Pride Films and Plays is thrilled to announce Broadway legend Donna McKechnie and actor/activist Alexandra Billings have become the inaugural members of Pride Films and Plays' Honorary Board. (more...)

Vicki Quade's CHRISTMAS BINGO Coming to Walker Bay Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Christmas in July? Why Not?! Come Join the Fun as Christmas Bingo Heads to the Walker Bay Theater, One-Week Only!     Nuns4Fun Entertainment is proud to announce the return of Vicki Quade, direct from Chicago to the Walker Bay Theater, in Walker, MN, for a special Christmas in July event! (more...)

AEA Fires Back, Will File for Dismissal of Asner vs. Actors Equity Association Lawsuit
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Following a response from the plaintiffs to AEA's recent statement, the latter organization has fired back with a lengthy retort, saying it will file for dismissal of the lawsuit. (more...)

Wpromote Opens San Francisco Office
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

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F. Michael Haynie, Sydney Morton and Bradley Dean to Star in THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

The Ogunquit Playhouse will present the New England premiere of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, on stage from July 13 to August 6, making the Playhouse one of the first regional theaters in the U.S. to stage this new musical. (more...)

American Blues Theater Now Accepting Submissions for 2017 National Blue Ink Playwriting Award
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

American Blues Theater, Chicago's second oldest Equity Ensemble, under the continued leadership of Producing Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside, announce the submission period for the 2017 National Blue Ink Playwriting Award. Playwrights are invited to submit one (1) manuscript for consideration. The winner will have the opportunity to further develop their script with American Blues Theatre. The submission period runs July 1 - August 31, 2016. Submissions are accepted via email at BlueInk@AmericanBluesTheater.com. (more...)

WSR Comedy to Perform at Raue Center For The Arts, 7/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Don't miss a hilarious night of comedy at Raue Center For The Arts when WSR Comedy takes the main stage on July 21, 2016 at 8 p.m. as part of Williams Street TheatreFEST! (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Powered by SeatGeek: June 30, 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 30, 2016

Read on to catch up on this past week's trends: June 24-30, 2016. (more...)

Celebrate the Fourth of July on Broadway- The Full Holiday Weekend Performance Schedule!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 30, 2016

Happy almost-Fourth of July! Just because the rest of the country will be spending Independence Day sipping drinks at the pool, pigging out at family barbeques, and enjoying the day off at home, doesn't mean Broadway will shut down for the holiday - the shows must go on! (more...)

MOTHXR to Perform at Fox Theatre, 10/25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

MOTHXR will perform at the Fox Theatre on October 25th, 2016. Doors:  7:30 pm | Show:  8:00 pm. Tickets on sale 7.01 - $13 Advanced or $15 Day Of Show (more...)

Sling TV Debuts New Single-Stream and Multi-Stream Services; Launches NBC, USA, Bravo, Syfy, NBC Sports Network, BBC America and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

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L7 International Tour Kicks Off This July; 'L7: Pretend We're Dead' Documentary Out This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

2015 marked the widely anticipated reunion of American grunge punk icons L7 after 18 long years. The four original members are back on the road July 14 for an international tour (more...)

The Lost Collective to Serve LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care Facilities
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

?The NYC Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) and the NYC Administration for Children's Services (ACS) have announced The Lost Collective have been selected to serve as artists-in-residence with ACS. (more...)

Lisa Wolpe to Bring SHAKESPERIENCES to HERE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Fresh off a successful international tour, actress Lisa Wolpe - hailed for her dynamic, gender-bending turns as some of Shakespeare's most popular characters - has announced she will bring her groundbreaking, one-woman show Shakespeare and the Alchemy of Gender to HERE for 16 performances, July 16th through August 14th. The show will play in repertory with Macbeth3, Wolpe's celebrated three-actor adaptation of the Scottish play, in which she plays the title role, Nick Salamone plays Lady Macbeth and Satan, and Mary Hodges plays Duncan, the Porter, Banquo, and MacDuff. (more...)

New Line Sets Full 26th Season; Casting Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

New Line Theatre, 'the bad boy of musical theatre,' announces its 26th season of adult, alternative musical theatre, including the world premiere of a new revised version of the wild, 1969 adult jazz-rock musical CELEBRATION, by the creators of The Fantasticks, running Sept. 29-Oct. 22, 2016; followed by Kander & Ebb's rarely produced gem ZORBA, running March 2-25, 2017; then the regional premiere of the pitch-black 2002 jazz-rock musical THE SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS, based on the famous novel and film, running June 1-24, 2017; and 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. All New Line's mainstage shows will be in the company's new home, the Marcelle Theater, the new blackbox theatre in Grand Center, St. Louis' arts district. (more...)

DEWALT Expands Partnership with Joe Gibbs Racing and Matt Kenseth
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C., June 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ DEWALT Tools have the speed, strength, and toughness for the world's hardest jobs. That's why we are proud to announce an expanded partnership with Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR). DEWALT's expanded partnership reflects our confidence that JGR and No. 20 Toyota Camry driver, Matt Kenseth, have the speed, power, and reliability to win on the track. (more...)

HARRY MOON Goes to Anchor Distributors
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

The Amazing Adventures of Harry Moon and Rabbit Publishers of Chicago IL have entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Anchor Distributors of Kensington, PA, a division of Whitaker House Publishing. All Harry Moon titles will now be available through the major channels across the trade. Rabbit publishes the high quality middle grade series The Amazing Adventures of Harry Moon. (more...)

Court Theatre to Stage World Premiere of MAN IN THE RING, 9/15-10/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, presents the World Premiere of Man in the Ring by Michael Cristofer, directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell. Man in the Ring runs September 15 - October 16, 2016 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue in Chicago. The Press Opening is Saturday, September 24 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Keeper and Ponemon Institute Study Finds More Than 50% of SMBs Breached in Past Year
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

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OPERA America Welcomes New Chairman & Members to Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

 OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion for American opera, is pleased to announce that Timothy O'Leary, general director of Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, has been elected the new chairman of OPERA America's board of directors. He has been involved with OPERA America since 2006, when he participated in Leadership Advance, one of the organization's professional development programs. He joined OPERA America's board in 2011. O'Leary was elected chairman at OPERA America's recent annual business meeting — held during Opera Conference 2016 in Montreal — where eight new members were also elected to the board and three current members were re-elected to three-year terms.  (more...)

Tony Danza, Alice Ripley & Emily Skinner and More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

This July, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Cathy Tyson To Lead THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST at Birmingham Rep and Leicester Curve
by Marianka Swain - Jun 30, 2016

Today, Curve Artistic Director, Nikolai Foster, announces the cast for his production of THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST. BAFTA and Golden Globe-nominated actress Cathy Tyson will star as the iconic Lady Bracknell in Foster's stylish reimagining of Wilde's much-loved comedy. Cathy is best known for her role in the multi-award winning film Mona Lisa, classic ITV drama series Band of Gold and her stage work with the RSC and Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Lynne Wintersteller, Stuart Marland, Jacquelyn Piro Donovan and More in Music Circus's HELLO, DOLLY
by Stage Tube - Jun 30, 2016

The 66th Music Circus season continues with the delightful and enduing musical Hello, Dolly!, Jerry Herman's award-winning tale of vivacious matchmaker Dolly Levi. Performances began June 28 through Sunday, July 3 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Music Mountain to Present Avalon String Quartet with Soyeon Kate Lee & More, 7/23-24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Music Mountain, America's oldest continuing summer chamber music festival, continues its 87th Anniversary Season with the distinguished Avalon String Quartet and guest artist Soyeon Kate Lee, piano, performing a special program highlighting Haydn, Janacek, and Faure on Sunday, July 24 (3PM). (more...)

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Alexandra Silber's Upcoming Novel Tells of Life 'After Anatevka'
by Michael Dale - Jun 30, 2016

Though she plays Tzeitel in the current Broadway revival, Silber wrote a continuation of Hodel's story after playing that role on the West End. (more...)

Grammy Winners Wolfmother to Support Guns N' Roses on 'Not In This Lifetime' Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

On the heels of their own headlining tour, GRAMMY Award-winning rock band WOLFMOTHER have been selected as one of the chosen few to open for Guns N' Roses on their historic North American 'Not In This Lifetime' stadium tour this Summer. (more...)

Silver Spring Announces Starfish Developer Day Winners
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

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New Residency Program THE MITTEN LAB to Launch This Fall Northern Michigan
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

The MITTEN Lab (A Michigan Incubator for Theatre Talent Emerging Now), led by co-founders Katherine Carter and Rachel Sussman, is proud to announce the launch of its residency program in Northern Michigan this September. (more...)

Plaintiffs in Asner vs. Actors Equity Association Respond to Recent AEA Statement
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

As reported by BroadwayWorld earlier this week, Actors' Equity Association and the plaintiffs in the Asner vs. Actors' Equity litigation have confirmed that the two parties have been unable to resolve their dispute following discussions in recent months, and are expected to take the matter to court. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Day-of-Show Drawing Begins Today in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

?THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, is pleased to announce a day-of-show drawing for the National Tour, which returns to Chicago by popular demand for a limited engagement. (more...)

East West Players Welcomes Snehal Desai as New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

East West Players (EWP), the nation's longest-running professional theatre of color in the country and the largest producing organization of Asian American artistic work for the stage, announces Snehal Desai, as the organization's fourth Artistic Director, following an extensive nationwide executive search conducted by the Arts Consulting Group. (more...)

Americaneagle.com Emerges Into the Asian Market With Partnership With SmartOSC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

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BWW Review: 'The Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration' A Wonderful Tribute Held at Ravinia Festival
by Kevin Pollack - Jun 29, 2016

As the Grateful Dead fans, or what you would call, 'Deadheads,' united in Ravinia Festival on Sunday evening, it seemed a lot less packed than I hoped it would be. They all came to celebrate the music of Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead in a very bombastic way. (more...)

Music Institute of Chicago to Honor Memory of Gilda Barston
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

The Music Institute of Chicago is sad to report that longtime and much-loved cello faculty member Gilda Barston died June 25 after a long illness. She was 71 years old and lived in Evanston, Illinois. (more...)

MIX at SIX Returning to Harris Theater for 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

The Harris Theater, today, announced the return of the beloved new MIX at SIX series for 2016-17. MIX at SIX offers some of the theater's most provocative and innovative work, at a time of day that makes it one of the most accessible and engaging performance series yet. This series is the Harris' first ever happy hour performance series featuring four after work performances throughout the season. Beginning at 6PM, these performances see renowned artists from around the world performing fast-paced, one-hour performances after work. Enjoy signature cocktails from Harris Theater and food from Chicago's most in demand food trucks, available for purchase on Lower Randolph outside the lobbies. By purchasing a subscription, you can enjoy all four performances for $30. Purchase your subscription HERE today. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Daniel Quadrino and Company Sing 'Imagine' at 2016 Broadway Sings for Pride Benefit
by Stage Tube - Jun 29, 2016

Award-winning non-for-profit Broadway Sings for Pride (www.BroadwaySingsForPride.com) held their 6th annual PRIDE benefit concert on Monday, June 20, 2016. To start the night, Daniel Quadrino, from Broadway's Wicked and Newsies, sang 'Imagine' to reflect on the tragedy that happened in Orlando. He was joined onstage by members of the New York community, to echo the sentiment that New York stands behind Orlando and that art can be used to inspire and change minds. Scroll down for a video of the performance! (more...)

A Red Orchid Theatre's 2016 Incubator Series to Present Facility Theatre's THE SILENCE THAT FOLLOWS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

A Red Orchid Incubator, a series dedicated to getting to know new and/or up-and-coming theatre artists in Chicago, hosts the Facility Theatre presentation of THE SILENCE THAT FOLLOWS by Elliot Baker infused with original music by beyond this point. (more...)

First Floor Theater to Remount THE AWAKE at Theater on the Lake
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

First Floor Theater (FFT) is thrilled to remount THE AWAKE, Ken Urban's lyrical and highly theatrical exploration of interrogation, government control, and the compulsive power of dreams, directed by Josh Altman, as part of the Chicago Park District's Theater on the Lake 2016 Festival Season at the Berger Park Cultural Center. (more...)

Becca McCoy and La Lucha: Rosemary Clooney Tribute to Play Palladium Side Door
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

On Friday, July 15th at 8pm, AN EVENING OF ROSEMARY CLOONEY, a new musical program created and performed by Becca McCoy and La Lucha, premieres at the Palladium Side Door to kick off the Summer Jazz Series. (more...)

Jacob Whitesides Announces Additional Lovesick World Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Acclaimed singer/songwriter Jacob Whitesides today announced that he will be extending The Lovesick World Tour, adding additional US headlining dates in Atlanta, Orlando, Ft. Lauderdale, and Knoxville this August (more...)

HomeUnion Names the 20 Most Expensive Places for Renters-by-Choice
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

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Sally Mayes, Lacretta and More to Star in UNEXPECTED JOY World Premiere at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater is proud to announce the cast for the world premiere of UNEXPECTED JOY: Sally Mayes, Lacretta, Michele Duffy, and Charity Farrell. (more...)

Four Clowns' Artistic Director Jeremy Aluma Steps Down
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Jeremy Aluma, the Founder and Artistic Director of Four Clowns for the past seven seasons is stepping down as Artistic Director. Aluma will be moving to Chicago this summer to pursue his MFA in Directing at DePaul University. (more...)

Victory Gardens Lays Out 2016 IGNITION Festival of New Plays Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater announces the lineup for the 2016 IGNITION Festival of New Plays, including The Wayward Bunny by Greg Kotis; BREACH: a manifesto on race in America through the eyes of a black girl recovering from self-hate by Antoinette Nwandu; EOM (end of message) by Laura Jacqmin; Kill Move Paradise by James Ijames; Gaza Rehearsal by Karen Hartman; and Girls In Cars Underwater by Tegan McLeod. The 2016 Festival runs August 5-7, 2016 at Victory Gardens Theater, located at 2433 N Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

THE PORTRAIT to Premiere at Greenhouse Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

"The Portrait" will make its world premiere this summer at the Greenhouse Theater Center (2257 N. Lincoln Ave.) as part of the theater's "Solo Celebration!" series, an eight-month series of provocative and powerful solo plays. Written and directed by Susan Padveen, starring Cameron Pfiffner and co-produced with The Neopolitans, "The Portrait" tells the story of Gustav Klimt, the renowned painter of The Kiss, as he wrestles with a life- altering decision while also attempting to secure a sizable commission from a woman of Viennese society. The press performance will be Wednesday, July 20 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Barrel of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: The Summer Strikes Back
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

 Barrel of Monkeys invites you to enjoy a line-up of brand new stories at THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: The Summer Strikes Back, directed by Artistic Director Joseph Schupbach, playing Mondays at 8 pm from June 13 - August 15, 2016 at the Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

SpeakEasy Stage Names 2016-17 Boston Project Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Playwrights Obehi Janice of Medford and Rick Park of Boston's South End have been selected from forty applicants to develop an original Boston-centric play as part of SpeakEasy Stage Company's returning new works initiative "The Boston Project." (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: Behind the Curtain Talks Musical Comediennes; Dorothy Loudon, JUNO
by Behind the Curtain - Jun 29, 2016

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and underappreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This week Behind the Curtain celebrates two great comediennes of the American Musical Theatre, Dorothy Loudon and JUNO! (more...)

Photo Flash: Brad Zimmerman Brings MY SON THE WAITER: A JEWISH TRAGEDY to North Shore Center
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Brad Zimmerman's hit comedy My Son the Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy is coming to Chicago for a four-week engagement July 7 through August 7 at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL 60077. One-part standup, one-part theatrical, My Son the Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy is the story of one man's struggle to fulfill his dream and 'make it' as a comedic actor in New York. (more...)

Carmen Cusack to Make Solo Debut at Feinstein's/54 Below This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Tony Award nominee Carmen Cusack will make her solo concert debut at Feinstein's/54 Below this summer, the venue confirmed today. (more...)

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