Washington National Opera Names New Director of Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program, American Opera Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Minnesota Opera today announced that Head of Music Robert Ainsley has accepted the position as the new Director of the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program and the American Opera Initiative, effective next month, at Washington National Opera. (more...)

'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' to Bring Comedy to Starlight Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

The Tony Award winner for Best Musical in 2014, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder, takes cheeky musical comedy to a whole new level when it takes the stage at Starlight Theatre on Aug. 9-14. The hilarious hit musical is Starlight's seventh show of the 2016 Broadway season - and the fifth national touring production to make its Kansas City premiere at the iconic outdoor theatre this summer! (more...)

TDS and U.S. Cellular to release second quarter operating results and host conference call on August 5, 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

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Ancient Autumn Traditions Meet at Verde Canyon Railroad: Beer and Brats at Ales on Rails
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

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STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from Brown Paper Box Co.'s NOW. HERE. THIS.
by Stage Tube - Jul 29, 2016

Brown Paper Box Co.'s summer production of Now. Here. This. is currently up and running at the Rivendell Theatre in Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood. The show opened Saturday, July 23, and runs Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 PM, and Sundays at 2:00 PM through August 21 at Rivendell Theatre (5779 N. Ridge Avenue). Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

ESPN Radio Delivers Strong Spring 2016 with Gains in Female Audience
by TV News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

ESPN Radio recorded a strong Spring 2016, earning a 27% overall increase in impressions from the same time last year, according to Nielsen Audio in PPM markets. (more...)

KARTEMQUIN AT 50 to Celebrate Docs Exploring Social Justice at Moving Image
by TV News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Museum of the Moving Image will present Kartemquin at 50, a major retrospective devoted to the not-for-profit documentary collective Kartemquin Films, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Barrel of Monkeys' 'THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: It Came from the Voting Booth'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Student-written stories inspired by politics, government, social change and the 2016 election will take center stage as Barrel of Monkeys kicks off its 20th anniversary season with THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: It Came from the Voting Booth, directed by Artistic Director Joseph Schupbach. The company's fall revue will play Mondays at 8 pm from August 22 - October 3 and October 24 - November 28, 2016 at the Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago. The press performance is Monday, August 29 at 8 pm. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the show! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Cirque-Inspired TEMPEST at Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

William Shakespeare's The Tempest will be presented by the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival (NDSF) August 16 through August 28. Directed by Cirque du Soleil's West Hyler, The Tempest will perform at Notre Dame's DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. (more...)

George Bush Takes the Heat in THE TRIAL OF AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT This Fall at The Lion Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

For the first time in history,an American President is on trial for crimes against the world. (more...)

Chicago Fringe Announces 2016 Lineup, Venues and Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

The Chicago Fringe Festival is proud to announce the schedule for its seventh festival. (more...)

Food Network to Premiere THE GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE: FAMILY FACE-OFF, 8/28
by TV News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

The Great Food Truck Race and host Tyler Florence are back this August for a fierce food battle on wheels with a relative twist - this time, the six teams fighting for the $50,000 grand prize are family and have never operated a food truck before. (more...)

THE FULL MONTY Now on Stage through August 14 in Wisconsin
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

 Peninsula Players Theatre, America's Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theatre and Door County's professional theatrical icon, continues its 81st season throughAugust 14 with the lively, uplifting pop-rock musical that takes it all off, 'The Full Monty' with book by Terrence McNally and music and lyrics by David Yazbek.   'The Full Monty.'   'The Full Monty' contains adult themes, language and nudity. (more...)

UNO Pizzeria & Grill Introduces Thin Crust Pizza With A Deep Dish Attitude
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

BOSTON, July 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ UNO Pizzeria & Grill announces the introduction of Chicago Thin Crust Pizza, the biggest new product launch for UNO's since inventing Deep Dish Pizza in 1943. (more...)

Shelley Macarthur is 'the Maine Event' at the Vinegar Hill Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

SHELLEY MACARTHUR, featuring THE BRAD WILLIAMS TRIO, brings an evening of song that will be "MAINELY MAGICAL" to THE VINEGAR HILL MUSIC THEATRE, the Kennebunks' beautiful new state-of- the art entertainment venue featuring the finest in musical talent during the summer and fall months. She joins Vinegar Hills' great summer line-up, including Broadway's Linda Eder and Liz Callaway; along with pop stars Maureen McGovern and Maria Muldaur. (more...)

Lukas Graham Performs 'Mama Said' on Conan / Earns MTV VMA Nod for Best New Artist
by TV News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Lukas Graham have earned a well-deserved nomination for Best New Artist at this year's MTV Video Music Awards. (more...)

Pamela Payne Launches THE STRANGE OLD LIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Pamela Payne, a wife, mother, former teacher, outdoors enthusiast, gardener, traveler, devoted writer and author, has completed her new book 'The Strange Old Light': a creatively crafted and vividly illustrated journey into a world of ghosts, shipwrecks and discovery. This book follows the main character as he investigates the paranormal activity in an old lighthouse. This adventure takes the reader through a journey of history and the unknown. (more...)

Review Roundup - Matt Damon Returns in Spy Thriller JASON BOURNE
by Movies News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

The new spy thriller JASON BOURNE hits theaters today, July 29th. Matt Damon returns to his most iconic role in Jason Bourne. (more...)

STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL - Full Casting Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

The full cast has been announced for STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL, with an international company coming together ahead of the first UK staging of the musical, which is to premiere onWednesday 30 November at West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds. (PressNight: Tuesday 6 December at 7.30pm). (more...)

Kyle Selig, Ron Bohmer, Kerry O'Malley and More to Look to the Stars in OCTOBER SKY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team of the West Coast premiere of OCTOBER SKY, which will blast off the Globe's 2016-2017 Season with a tale of boys, rockets, and big dreams. (more...)

Victory Gardens Completes Casting for 2016 IGNITION Festival of New Plays
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater announces casting for each of the 2016 IGNITION Festival of New Plays selected works, 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. (more...)

Theatre Pros from MTC, The Public, CSC & More Among TCG's New Round of Leadership U Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) announces the 2016 Round 4 Cycle A recipients of the Leadership U[niversity]-Continuing Ed program. (more...)

PBS & American Experience to Present 3-Night Event THE GREAT WAR
by TV News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

At the Summer 2016 Television Critics Association press tour today, PBS and American Experience announced that THE GREAT WALL, a six-hour, three-night event, will premiere in April 2017 (more...)

THE MUSIC OF COLE PORTER Among MusicalFare's Premier Cabaret Acts for August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

MusicalFare Theatre is proud to announce three upcoming events in their Premier Cabaret. (more...)

PBS to Present Special 'Spotlight Education' Programming This September
by TV News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

As a leader in educational media for children and students and a key partner with parents and educators across America, PBS today announced SPOTLIGHT EDUCATION, a special week of primetime programming examining the challenges facing today's students and America's education system. (more...)

Velocity to Premiere All-New Season of GARAGE SQUAD, 8/24
by TV News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

The all new season of GARAGE SQUAD starring National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) driver Bruno Massel, lead mechanic Joe Zolper, and co-host Heather Storm premieres Wednesday, August 24 at 10 PM ET/PT only on Velocity. (more...)

Second Star Theatre Debuts in South Bend with THE LAST FIVE YEARS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Second Star Theater will present the Jason Robert Brown musical, "The Last Five Years,"  starring Justin Williams and Alyssa Atkinson. When: Opening Thursday, August 18th @ 8:00 p.m.with shows running Friday, August 19th at 8:00 p.m and a matinee Sunday, August 21st at 2:00 p.m. (more...)

Meet the Cast of Prom Queen: The Musical at Segal Centre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

The Segal Centre is proud to announce the 18 person cast of their upcoming world premiere, Prom Queen: The Musical written by Kent Staines with lyrics by Akiva Romer-Segal and music by Colleen Dauncey. This original Canadian production will be directed by Marcia Kash and is developed in association with Producer Mary Young Leckie. Inspired by the incredible, true story of Marc Hall, the Ontario teenager who took his Catholic School Board to court when they refused to let him attend prom with his boyfriend, the highly-anticipated new musical will feature both fresh and familiar faces at the Segal Centre fromOctober 27 to November 20, 2016. (more...)

THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL to Record Cast Album Before Swimming to Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Nickelodeon and Masterworks Broadway have just announced that the Broadway-bound The SpongeBob Musical will record a cast album August 8-11 following a successful run at Broadway in Chicago's Oriental Theater. (more...)

Kennedy Matriarch Rose Kennedy Portrayed in ROSE this August at Greenhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

As part of the Solo Celebration series, the Greenhouse Theater Center (2257 N. Lincoln Ave.) will present "Rose," the Chicago area premiere of best-selling Kennedy biographer Laurence Leamer's one-woman play about Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, Aug. 19 - Sept. 25.  The play is directed by Goodman Theatre Producer and Artistic Collective Member Steve Scott and will star six-time Joseph Jefferson Award recipient Linda Reiter.   (more...)

Edgewater Theatre District Passport
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Chicago is known nation-wide for its iconic storefront theatre - where you'll walk into an intimate 50-100 seat theatre and experience award-winning knock-your-socks off acting and theatrical design in an innovative, jaw-dropping production. With close to twenty theatre companies based in Edgewater, the neighborhood is a hotbed for the type of theatre that's put Chicago on the map, and this summer it's getting even easier to explore the Edgewater Theatre District! (more...)

CABARET at The Cape Playhouse Aug. 9-20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

"Leave your troubles outside…" as Cabaret take the stage in its Cape Playhouse premiere, directed by Hunter Foster. With book by Joe Masteroff based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood, music by John Kander, and lyrics by Fred Ebb, it runs August 9 - 20.  Press night is set for Tuesday, August 9 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

School of Pennsylvania Ballet Welcomes New Co-Principals
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Philadelphia, PA (July 26, 2016) ¬Ė¬†Pennsylvania Ballet¬†and Artistic Director¬†Angel Corella¬†are pleased to announce Anastasia Babayeva and Denis Gronostayskiy, co-founders of the Academy of International Ballet in Media, PA, have joined the School of Pennsylvania Ballet as Co-Principals for the 2016-2017 school year. ¬† (more...)

MEN ON BOATS Regional Debut, 'T.' World Premiere and More Set for American Theater Company's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

American Theater Company (ATC) has restructured its 2016-17 Season and will present three of four previously announced plays, with an updated production schedule. (more...)

Hauser & Wirth to Present Rashid Johnson's FLY AWAY Exhibit, 9/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

New York... Beginning¬†8 September 2016, Hauser & Wirth will present 'Fly Away', an exhibition of new paintings and sculptures by Rashid Johnson, complemented by a monumental installation that engages the gallery's soaring architecture. Taking its name from the time-honored 1929 hymn 'I'll Fly Away', a song reinterpreted over decades by scores of artists ¬Ė from gospel legends of the Dust Bowl era to such contemporary pop performers as Kanye West ¬Ė the exhibition reveals Johnson pondering themes of history, yearning, and escape while intensifying his longstanding investigation into the relationship between art, society, and personal identity.¬† (more...)

Photo Flash: BPA's 60th Anniversary Season Kick-Off
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Join us August 6 for a special anniversary-themed ticketed performance by The EDGE Improv at 7:30 p.m. For more than two laughter-filled decades at Bainbridge Performing Arts, riotous antics from The EDGE Improv have inspired rave reviews from people from all walks of life. Patrons won't want to miss the troupe members' uproarious BPA roast and improvised evening of on-the-spot comedy. (more...)

Hireology CEO Named to Crain's Chicago Business Tech50 List
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

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FringeNYC Announces Sold-Out Shows, Bestsellers Before August Kick-Off
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC), the largest multi-arts festival in New York, will present the 20th Anniversary Festival from August 12 - 28, 2016. (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Powered by SeatGeek: July 28, 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 28, 2016

Read on to catch up on this past week's trends: July 28- August 3, 2016. (more...)

Americaneagle.com's Transportation Technology Partners and HMS Ferries, Inc. Introduce a Revolutionary Transportation Ticketing System for Washington's Pierce County Fe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

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Steppenwolf Theatre Company Sets LookOut Series Fall 2016 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced today the fall lineup for LookOut, the company's multi-genre performance series that launched this summer. (more...)

Lauren Molina and Bri Sudia to Star in WONDERFUL TOWN at Goodman Theatre; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

The cast and creative team is set for Tony Award winner Mary Zimmerman's revival of WONDERFUL TOWN - Leonard Bernstein's classic musical that with lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and book by Joseph Fields and Jerome Chodorov. (more...)

THE ADDAMS FAMILY to Close Out Moonlight Stage's Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

When the daylight ends and the moon ascends, find yourself at Moonlight Amphitheatre for 'The Addams Family - A New Musical Comedy.' The creepy, kooky, mysterious and spooky family we all know and love storms onto the Moonlight stage Wednesday, Sept. 14 through Saturday, Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Report: Computer Energy Use Could Be Cut In Half At Little Cost And With No Performance Loss, While Slashing Carbon Pollution
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

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BWW TV: In Rehearsal with the One, Singular, Sensational Cast of A CHORUS LINE at the Hollywood Bowl!
by Michael Sterling - Jul 28, 2016

The LA Phil's Hollywood Bowl production of A Chorus Line opening July 29 -31 for three performances has been in full tilt rehearsals since last week and BroadwayWorld's own Michael Sterling was there to talk to the stars and get a sneak peek at what audiences can expect on the legendary Hollywood Bowl's massive stage. (more...)

Zimmerman's New 'FOBO' Campaign For hhgregg Aims To End Consumer Shopping Woes
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

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Met Museum to Present 'Landmark' Jerusalem Exhibition, 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Beginning around the year 1000, Jerusalem attained unprecedented significance as a location, destination, and symbol to people of diverse faiths from Iceland to India. Multiple competitive and complementary religious traditions, fueled by an almost universal preoccupation with the city, gave rise to one of the most creative periods in its history. Opening at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on¬†September 26, the landmark exhibition¬†Jerusalem 1000¬Ė1400: Every People Under Heaven¬†will demonstrate the key role that the Holy City, sacred to the three Abrahamic faiths, played in shaping the art of this period. In these centuries, Jerusalem was home to more cultures, religions, and languages than ever before. Through times of peace as well as war, Jerusalem remained a constant source of inspiration that resulted in art of great beauty and fascinating complexity. (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: HAIRSPRAY LIVE's Kristin Chenoweth Gets Crabby With Marc Shaiman
by Michael Dale - Jul 28, 2016

Kristin Chenoweth will be taking on the role of the deliciously evil Velma Von Tussle, a/k/a the former Miss Baltimore Crabs. (more...)

International HOME AWAY Festival Coming to Glasgow This October
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Ten years ago, the National Theatre of Scotland launched with Home, a project inviting ten communities from across Scotland to express what Home meant to them, to reflect on their place in the world. (more...)

Jarrod Emick, William Selby and Matthew Marks to Glitter in PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Get your glitter on and take the ride of your life with the hilarious and heartwarming Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, based on the Oscar-winning film on stage at the Ogunquit Playhouse August 10 to September 3. (more...)

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