Chicago on Tour


STAGE TUBE: Chicago's Hamilton, Miguel Cervantes, Launches Campaign to Find a Cure for Epilepsy for His Daughter
by Stage Tube - Dec 9, 2016

Miguel Cervantes, Alexander Hamilton in the Chicago production of HAMILTON, is partnering with Chicago's Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE) in a new fundraising campaign to raise money to find a cure for his one-year-old daughter Adelaide, who suffers a rare childhood epilepsy syndrome. The website is myshotatepilepsy.org (more...)

The Met Presents Special Conversations Inspired By KERRY JAMES MARSHALL: MASTRY, 12/15
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

In conjunction with the exhibition Kerry James Marshall: Mastry, on view October 25, 2016-January 29, 2017 at The Met Breuer, and to illuminate Marshall's singular work and practice, The Met will present several events and discussions in December and January that will celebrate the major themes in the show as well as Marshall's artistry. (more...)

The Cuckoo's Theater Project to Present WOMEN by Chiara Atik
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Jo March really thinks she could be the voice of her generation, or at least, a voice of a generation. But being a 'little woman' in 1800s New England is just so hard, you know? Showing the world of the beloved March sisters through the lens of HBO's hit series Girls, Women is a hilarious, fast-paced contemporary spin on a timeless classic. (more...)

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble Presents the World Premiere of WINTER by Julie Jensen
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble (RTE), Chicago's only Equity theatre dedicated to producing new work with women at the core, announces the world premiere of Winter by Julie Jensen. The production, co-directed by RTE members Megan Carney and Mark Ulrich,runs January 7 - February 11, 2017, at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 N. Ridge Avenue in Chicago.  The press opening is Monday, January 16, 2017 at 7:00pm. (more...)

Artists of 2016 iHeartRadio Z100 Jingle Ball Team on Holiday Song 'Santa Claus is Coming to Town'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

iHeartMedia has teamed up with the super star artists participating in the 2016 iHeartRadio Z100 Jingle Ball Presented by Capital One on Friday, Dec. 9 at New York City's Madison Square Garden, and Robin Hood, New York City's largest poverty fighting organization (more...)

West End Leading Lady Marti Webb Comes to Canterbury Next Month in The First Tour of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Marti Webb will join John Partridge and Adrian Zmed in the multi-award-winning musical, written by Harvey Fierstein and Jerry Herman, and based on the 1973 French play of the same name by Jean Poiret. (more...)

Leopold and His Fiction Release New Single Waves (Golden) Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

The Austin-based Leopold and His Fiction have released their latest single ¬ďWaves (Golden)¬Ē via Allmusic. Allmusic praises its 'hard-edged, stomping psychedelic garage sound, with some Motown energy mixed in for good measure.' (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of INTO THE WOODS at TUTS - Emily Skinner, Nick Bailey, Jeremy Hays and More!
by Stage Tube - Dec 9, 2016

Tony Award-nominated actress Emily Skinner heads up an all-star cast for a newly conceptualized production of INTO THE WOODS at Theatre Under The Stars, which opened last night, December 6th, and runs through the 18th. Check out a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 12/9 - MOBY DICK in Baltimore, MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG in LA and More
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 9, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Washington, DC, Chicago, Orlando and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include THE SECRET GARDEN in DC, THE FUNDAMENTALS in Chicago, and PYGMALION in Orlando, just to name a few. (more...)

Kenny Leon and True Colors Theatre Company Presents the Southeast Premiere of EXIT STRATEGY by Ike Holter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Artistic Director Kenny Leon and True Colors Theatre Company presents the Southeastern premiere of Exit Strategy written by Ike Holter and directed by John Dillon, running February 21 - March 19, 2017 at Fulton County's Southwest Arts Center's Performance Theater.  (more...)

Bear's Den Debuts New Track 'Berlin'; Confirms U.S. Tour in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Acclaimed U.K. band Bear's Den debuts their new wintery track ¬ďBerlin,¬Ē which was recorded last month with the bands longtime producer Ian Grimble. (more...)

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to Present RAVISHMENT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Kennedy Center Composer-in-Residence Mason Bates continues his reinvention of the traditional concert experience with the next event in his second season of the KC Jukebox series: the dreamlike world of Ravishment, Monday, January 30, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. in the Kennedy Center Atrium. (more...)

Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Announce The 40th Anniversary Tour
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, one of the most iconic bands in American music history, have announced the first dates of their 40th Anniversary Tour. Tom Petty announced the tour on SiriusXM's "Tom Petty Radio" this morning and also on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" last night: http://bit.ly/2giAGBr. The primarily U.S. tour, produced by Live Nation, will begin on April 20, 2017 in Oklahoma City and continues throughout the summer with more dates, including on the west coast, still to be announced. (more...)

New Show 'Tech Scenes' in Production with New Media Company Lead by Change
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

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Bell Shakespeare Announces First Production For 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Artistic Director, Peter Evans, has announced the first production for 2017 for Bell Shakespeare. (more...)

Debut Album From Tim Kingsbury of Arcade Fire 'Sam Patch' Out 2/17
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Tim Kingsbury of Arcade Fire has unveiled his new project Sam Patch, confirming the February 17, 2017 release of its debut album Yeah You, And I on Dep Records preceded by first single ¬ďSt. Sebastian.¬Ē (more...)

National Tour of HAMILTON Comes to Minneapolis in 2018-2019 Season at the Orpheum
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Producer Jeffrey Seller and Hennepin Theatre Trust announced today that the national tour of the Broadway musical HAMILTON will play in Minneapolis at the historic Orpheum Theatre as part of the 2018-2019 Broadway on Hennepin Season. (more...)

UK Dates and Casting Announced for TONIGHT FROM THE WEST END
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Dec 9, 2016

West End superstars John Partridge, Louise Dearman and Adam Garcia are confirmed for the 2017 Tonight From The West End UK dates. (more...)

Donna McKechnie and More Complete Cast of THE WILD PARTY at The Other Palace
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Full casting is announced today for Michael John LaChiusa's The Wild Party, which receives its first major London production at The Other Palace, playing from Monday 13 February to Saturday 1 April 2017, with a press night on Monday 20 February. (more...)

Chicago Bulls College Prep Students Perform Alongside Chicago Philharmonic Musicians Through Chi Phil AMP
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

This fall, UIC College Prep High School and Chicago Bulls College Prep High School have been added to the roster of schools included in The Chicago Philharmonic Society's Chi Phil AMP (Academy of Music Performance) program. Both public schools serve a highly diverse student population on Chicago's near west side. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Charlotte Regional Awards Update - Rixey Terry, Durand Bivens and More Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 9, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Charlotte Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Chicago Regional Awards Update - Frankie Leo Bennett, Alex Weisman and More Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 9, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Chicago Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: The Cast of THE LION KING's Powerful GYPSY OF THE YEAR Performance
by Stage Tube - Dec 9, 2016

At Gypsy of the Year 2016, cast members from The Lion King performed a moving spoken-word piece giving voice to those marginalized by the current political climate performed by cast members Lamar Baylor, Kimberly Marable, Matthew Morgan, Brenda O'Brien and L. Steven Taylor.  (more...)

Last Chance To See IN THE HEIGHTS At The King's Cross Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

The first Broadway show from Lin-Manuel Miranda (creator of 'HAMILTON'), "IN THE HEIGHTS" must end its critically acclaimed run at the King's Cross Theatre in just four weeks time on Sunday 8 January 2017. (more...)

A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS Set to Perform at Macy's Believe Day
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Broadway In Chicago, Emerald City Theatre and the Company of A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS will be appearing at the Macy's Believe Day event on Friday, December 9, 12:30 PM at Macy's at 111 N State Street. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Regional Awards Update - Ali MacGraw, Carmen Cusack, A.J. Holmes and More Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 9, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Jacksonville Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE MAGIC FLUTE, Opening Tomorrow at the Lyric Opera
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents a new production of The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflote), Mozart's enchanting opera about the triumph of good over evil. The Magic Flute opens tomorrow, December 10, with eleven performances through January 27 at Lyric's Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

WHAT'S YOUR DAMAGE? to Return to The Grand in Brooklyn This Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Every month Sachi Ezura and Halle Kiefer host a stand-up/storytelling show that asks performers, 'What, exactly, is your damage?' (more...)

Bereishit, Kidd Pivot, Scottish Ballet & More Among Northrop's 2016-17 Dance Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

The 2016//17 Northrop Dance Season resumes in January with two special partnerships with Walker Art Center. (more...)

SHEFEST to Celebrate Female-Identified Artists at Pride Films and Plays
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

SheFest (formerly LezFest) is a one-night variety show which celebrates queer, female-identified artists through music, movement, spoken word, storytelling, and stand-up comedy. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Lin-Manuel Miranda Offering Chance to Be in the Room at HAMILTON in Three Cities!
by Stage Tube - Dec 9, 2016

HAMILTON creator Lin-Manuel Miranda is teaming up with Prizeo again to give one lucky fan and a friend a chance to be in the room where it happens in three cities - New York, Chicago and San Francisco - next year. Donate $10 to Planned Parenthood and you're entered! Check out the video below for details. (more...)

Michael Mizerany to Return to Diversionary Theatre with IN THE VA VA VOOM ROOM
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

He's back! Award-winning choreographer Michael Mizerany returns to Diversionary Theatre with the second installment of IN THE VA VA VOOM ROOM after its riotously successful debut last January. (more...)

RHAPSODY & RHYTHM: THE GERSHWIN CONCERT EXPERIENCE Coming to Harris Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Described as a definitive Gershwin concert experience, Rhapsody & Rhythm: The Gershwin Concert Experience comes to Stage One at the Harris Center in Folsom. (more...)

Singer-Songwriter And Producer Jacob Banks Releases New Track 'Monster 2.0' Featuring Boogie
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Interscope Records' artist Jacob Banks releases 'Monster 2.0,' featuring Boogie, today via all digital retailers and you can listen HERE. (more...)

Sony Classical Presents MOZART IN THE JUNGLE Season 3 - Original Amazon Series Soundtrack
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Sony Classical proudly announces the release of the Mozart in the Jungle Season 3 Soundtrack, available digitally and on CD on December 9, 2016. (more...)

Ten Talented Directors Imagining the Utah Shakespeare Festival's 56th Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Utah Shakespeare Festival Artistic Directors David Ivers and Brian Vaughn recently announced a slate of ten highly-creative, talented and experienced directors for the Festival's 2017 season. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Delaware Regional Awards Update - Tony Oriente, Bob Hoffer and More Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 9, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Delaware Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Timely Adaptation of NATIVE SON to Play Marin Theatre Company This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Marin Theatre Company continues its 50th Anniversary Season with the West Coast Premiere of Nambi E. Kelley's adaptation of Richard Wright's Native Son. (more...)

Gabrielle Stravelli Welcomes Vocal Trio Duchess as Special Guest to Launch New CD
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

GABRIELLE STRAVELLI - the celebrated pop/jazz vocalist and songwriter called an "outstanding singer" by The Wall Street Journal and "hotter than the equator" by The Village Voice - will launch her new album Dream Ago at Subculture (more...)

BWW Review: Compelling and Relevant CLYBOURNE PARK by CPH/CWRU
by Roy Berko - Dec 9, 2016

This country is in political and social turmoil. There is a President-elect who appears will win the Electoral College endorsement, while losing the election by a reported 2-million plus votes. There is a rise of xenophobia, the Alt-right, the presence of hate groups, possible destruction of the health care system, while the liberal-left pleads for protection against sexual imposition, women and gay rights, and clean air. (more...)

BWW Review: A Young Man's Brain is our Stage in THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
by Kailey Hansen - Dec 9, 2016

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Airgain Announces Pricing of Primary and Secondary Offering of Common Stock
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

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THE MOST MISERABLE CHRISTMAS TREE Holiday Musical Premieres Tonight in Brooklyn!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

The Most Miserable Christmas Tree, a new fun-filled family holiday musical, will receive its World Premiere this December at Bay Ridge's Narrows Community Theater, celebrating its 45th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Resource Label Group, LLC Acquires Birmingham Based RayPress...
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

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Busey-Hamlet Parody Hit Returns to The People's Improv Theater with New Title
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Following this summer's critically acclaimed run at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, and in the footsteps of Gary Busey's recent Off-Broadway Perfect Crime debut, the formerly titled Gary Busey's One-Man Hamlet returns to The PIT Loft for two performances on January 9 & 10 as the newly minted David Carl's Celebrity One-Man Hamlet. (more...)

Michael Feinstein, Rory O'Malley, and More Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, 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...)

Ring in the New Year at Shawdowbox Live and Backstage Bistro
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

What a year 2016 has been!  It was a year that saw the passing of David Bowie, Prince, Nancy Reagan, Mohammad Ali, Gene Wilder, and Fidel Castro.  The Chicago Cubs won the World Series, NASA's Juno began its orbit around Jupiter, and the Queen of England turned 90.  Pokemon got us walking and politics got us talking (and tweeting).  And, it ain't over 'til it's over! (more...)

ANNIE to Play the Fox Theatre 3/17 ¬Ė 3/19
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta is proud to announce that the U.S. National Tour of¬†ANNIE, now in its third smash year, will play¬†five performances March 17 - 19, 2017¬†at the Fox Theatre as a special addition to the 2016/2017 season. Directed by original lyricist and director¬†Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production of ANNIE is a brand new incarnation of the iconic Tony Award¬ģ-winning original. (more...)

The Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts presents Justin Roberts and The Not Ready for Naptime Players
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Called the 'Judy Blume of kiddie rock' (The New York Times), Grammy-nominated Justin Roberts and The Not Ready for Naptime Players dish out intelligent and whimsically-rocking music for kids and their parents at Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 21. (more...)

The Weisman Museum of Art to Present Larry Bell PACIFIC RED
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

The Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University is pleased to present Larry Bell: Pacific Red from January 21 - April 2, 2017.   (more...)

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