2016 Dixie Mattress Festival Lineup Announced2016 Dixie Mattress Festival Lineup Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Jerry Joseph and Cosmo Sex School are proud to announce the initial lineup for the 2016 Dixie Mattress Festival at Stargazer Farm in Sandy, Oregon on July 22-24. The three-day camping event will feature a unique lineup of some of their favorite artists and emerging acts curated by Jerry Joseph and the Jackmormons. (more...)

Market Track Names Seasoned Industry Expert Dennis Moore PresidentMarket Track Names Seasoned Industry Expert Dennis Moore President
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

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STAGE TUBE: New Trailer for THE TOXIC AVENGER at Southwark PlayhouseSTAGE TUBE: New Trailer for THE TOXIC AVENGER at Southwark Playhouse
by Stage Tube - May 5, 2016

Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment in association with the King's Head Theatre, Guy James and Szpiezak Productions presents the European premiere of THE TOXIC AVENGER, directed by Benji Sperring with musical director Alex Beetschen. Performances run now through Saturday 21 May 2016. Click below for a new trailer featuring highlights from the show! (more...)

University of Central Florida Student Receives National Planet Earth Arts AwardUniversity of Central Florida Student Receives National Planet Earth Arts Award
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

University of Central Florida student Alex Hehr has been awarded the National Planet Earth Arts Award at the Kennedy Center for the American College Theatre Festival, for his original piece Biodegradable Seagulls. He is the first recipient of the national award. (more...)

AMC Theatres to Host Exclusive Pre-Release WARCRAFT Screenings in IMAX 3DAMC Theatres to Host Exclusive Pre-Release WARCRAFT Screenings in IMAX 3D
by Movies News Desk - May 5, 2016

AMC Theatres (NYSE: AMC) and IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) are teaming up with Legendary and Universal to bring WARCRAFT to fans one day before the epic 3D adventure's official release. (more...)

The Gift Theatre Announces Cast of THE GRAPES OF WRATHThe Gift Theatre Announces Cast of THE GRAPES OF WRATH
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

?The Gift Theatre, Chicago's most intimate Equity theater, presents John Steinbeck's Pulitzer Prize-winning tale, The Grapes of Wrath, centering on an American family forced off of their land during the Great Depression and their epic journey west to California. New ensemble member Erica Weiss (Vigils) returns to direct the extraordinary and emotionally wrenching The Grapes of Wrath, adapted by Frank Galati.  The Grapes of Wrath opens Thursday, June 23 at The Gift Theatre, 4802 N. Milwaukee Avenue. Press performance is on Monday, June 20 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Archbishop Stepinac High School Senior Receives WBT ScholarshipArchbishop Stepinac High School Senior Receives WBT Scholarship
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

This year's recipient, of the Bob Fitzsimmons Scholarship is Christian Prato, a senior at Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains, NY.  It will be awarded to him on Stage at Westchester Broadway Theatre on Thursday, May 12, 2016. (more...)

Orion Information Technology Joins StayinFront's Channel Partner Network to Deliver Mobile SaaS Solutions Across Middle EastOrion Information Technology Joins StayinFront's Channel Partner Network to Deliver Mobile SaaS Solutions Across Middle East
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

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Memorial Service for Voice Teacher James S. Javore to be Held in NYC This SaturdayMemorial Service for Voice Teacher James S. Javore to be Held in NYC This Saturday
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Earlier this month, Boston Conservatory and New York City voice teacher James Javore passed away following a battle with prostate cancer. In celebration of his life, a group of alumni, past students, and colleagues will host an open memorial service this Saturday, May 7, at The Church of Latter Day Saints at 66th and Columbus at 2:00PM. (more...)

Survey: Moms Want Seafood, Ethnic Cuisine and Steak on Mother's DaySurvey: Moms Want Seafood, Ethnic Cuisine and Steak on Mother's Day
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

WASHINGTON, May 4, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ New research from the National Restaurant Association shows that 35 percent of Americans plan to dine out on Mother's Day, and roughly one in 10 will order restaurant takeout or delivery, the association announced today. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of Porchlight's CHESSPhoto Flash: Inside Opening Night of Porchlight's CHESS
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the final production in the third smash season of Chicago's 'lost' musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits Chess, music by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, lyrics by Tim Rice and Bjorn Ulvaeus and book by Tim Rice, with direction by Porchlight Artistic Director Michael Weber, choreography by Porchlight Artistic Associate Brenda Didier and music direction by Jimmy Morehead. Porchlight Revisits Chess is presented for three-nights-only Tuesday, May 3 through Thursday, May 5 at 7:15 p.m. and is performed on the set of Porchlight's Dreamgirls (previews begin April 8) on nights when there are no performances at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Tickets for Chess are $30 in advance and $35 at the door the night of the performance. All tickets include access to the popular pre-performance event, Behind the Show Backstory, a multi-media presentation, created and hosted by Weber, that discusses that evening's production including the show's creative history, juicy backstage gossip and more. Single tickets to Chess are available at porchlightmusictheatre.org or by calling the Stage 773 box office, 773.327.5252. (more...)

Delaware North acquires Illinois route gaming business GEMDelaware North acquires Illinois route gaming business GEM
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

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Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Powered by SeatGeek: May 5, 2016Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Powered by SeatGeek: May 5, 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - May 5, 2016

Read on to catch up on this past week's trends: April 15-21, 2016. (more...)

Table Tennis Academy Founder Sees Great Improvement with Vision TrainingTable Tennis Academy Founder Sees Great Improvement with Vision Training
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

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Red Hot Chili Peppers' New Album 'The Getaway' Out on Warner Bros. Records 6/17Red Hot Chili Peppers' New Album 'The Getaway' Out on Warner Bros. Records 6/17
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Grammy Award-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Red Hot Chili Peppers return with a new single 'Dark Necessities' which is released around the world today via all digital retailers. (more...)

Additional Dates Added to Beyonce's Critically Acclaimed Formation World TourAdditional Dates Added to Beyonce's Critically Acclaimed Formation World Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Due to demand, Live Nation and Parkwood Entertainment have confirmed an additional seven North American Concert dates will follow the European tour leg in September and October. (more...)

New York Theatre Workshop Names 2050 Fellows for 2016-17 SeasonNew York Theatre Workshop Names 2050 Fellows for 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

New York Theatre Workshop has announced the playwrights and directors selected for the 2016/17 Season 2050 Fellowship. The playwrights are Beto O'Byrne, Ming Peiffer, and Francis Weiss Rabkin and the directors are Danny Sharron, Stevie Walker-Webb, and Mo Zhou. (more...)

Perseverance Theatre to Present SWEENEY TODDPerseverance Theatre to Present SWEENEY TODD
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Come watch Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett slice their way through Stephen Sondheim's incomparable score while serving up meat pies full of revenge. With beautiful music and unforgettable characters, Sweeney Todd is not to be missed!    (more...)

Full Line-Up Announced for 4th Annual PIVOT ARTS FESTIVALFull Line-Up Announced for 4th Annual PIVOT ARTS FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

 Pivot Arts is pleased to announce the full line-up for the 4th annual PIVOT ARTS FESTIVAL, featuring dozens of innovative performances and multi-disciplinary works throughout Chicago's Uptown and Edgewater neighborhoods from June 2 - June 12, 2016. Tickets, ranging from free to $25, are currently available at www.pivotarts.org/festival. (more...)

Corboy & Demetrio Obtains Settlement in Match.com Rape CaseCorboy & Demetrio Obtains Settlement in Match.com Rape Case
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

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New Musical Revue L.A. NOW AND THEN Set for Caminito Theatre, 5/13-22New Musical Revue L.A. NOW AND THEN Set for Caminito Theatre, 5/13-22
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Conceived and Directed by Grammy nominated Producer, Director, Writer, and Composer Bruce Kimmel, L.A. NOW AND THEN, is a new musical revue about the city that was and the city that is. (more...)

VIDEOS: B.D. Wong Tells #MyYellowfaceStory, Panelists Discuss Inclusion at Beyond Orientalism ForumVIDEOS: B.D. Wong Tells #MyYellowfaceStory, Panelists Discuss Inclusion at Beyond Orientalism Forum
by Michael Dale - May 5, 2016

The tony-winner has a message for white actors playing Asians: 'You're in the wrong part.' (more...)

Impact Advisors Earns Top Scores on KLAS Epic Consulting ReportImpact Advisors Earns Top Scores on KLAS Epic Consulting Report
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

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JCA Promotes Matt Cooper to PresidentJCA Promotes Matt Cooper to President
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

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Gogo Partners with IAG for In-flight ConnectivityGogo Partners with IAG for In-flight Connectivity
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

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Euan Morton, Danny Gardner, Kacie Sheik and More to Lead NEW YORK SPECTACULAR at Radio CityEuan Morton, Danny Gardner, Kacie Sheik and More to Lead NEW YORK SPECTACULAR at Radio City
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to confirm principal casting for Madison Square Garden Company's upcoming production of NEW YORK SPECTACULAR STARRING THE RADIO CITY ROCKETTES, presented by Chase, at Radio City Music Hall. (more...)

Works by John Patrick Shanley, Jose Rivera and More Round Out Vassar & New York Stage and Film's 2016 Powerhouse SeasonWorks by John Patrick Shanley, Jose Rivera and More Round Out Vassar & New York Stage and Film's 2016 Powerhouse Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Vassar & New York Stage and Film announced today the complete list of programming for its 32nd Powerhouse Season, which runs June 24 to July 31 at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY. (more...)

'Run the Ridge' 5K and 1K Helps Fight Obesity, 6/4'Run the Ridge' 5K and 1K Helps Fight Obesity, 6/4
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

BURR RIDGE, Ill., May 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Get your running shoes ready for 'Run the Ridge' 5K Run and 1K Walk! Runners of all ages will come together to help battle childhood obesity on Saturday June 4, in Burr Ridge, IL. The Run the Ridge 5K Run starts promptly at 8 a.m., and the 1K Walk begins at 8:45 a.m., at County Line Square shopping center 150 Burr Ridge Parkway, Burr Ridge. (more...)

CyrusOne Reports First Quarter 2016 EarningsCyrusOne Reports First Quarter 2016 Earnings
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

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Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Sean PalmerExclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Sean Palmer
by Broadway's Backbone - May 4, 2016

In this episode: Sean Palmer- Before he was Prince Eric he was swinging and dancing Fosse, Cilento, and Blankenbuehler. Sean shares how to survive a face plant, find your magic, and come to terms with when your insides don't match your outside. At the heart of the interview is a shy leading man finding his true  authentic self in a industry of judgement. ? (more...)

Arts Alliance Luncheon to Honor James & Kay Mabie in JuneArts Alliance Luncheon to Honor James & Kay Mabie in June
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

The fourth annual Arts Alliance Illinois Voices of a Creative State benefit luncheon will take place Friday, June 10, 2016 at Fairmont Chicago (200 N. Columbus Dr.). The luncheon will feature a discussion highlighting the life-altering impact of the arts as a catalyst for social change, addressing urgent issues. The conversation will feature the award-winning director of the acclaimed documentary 'The Homestretch,' Kirsten Kelly, and Roque Sanchez, who was featured in the film. The event will also pay tribute to James W. and Kay Mabie, long-time supporters of a multitude of arts organizations and education institutions in Illinois, who will be presented the Citizen Advocate Award. (more...)

Local Student Damaris Vizvett Wins 2nd Place at National August Wilson Monologue CompetitionLocal Student Damaris Vizvett Wins 2nd Place at National August Wilson Monologue Competition
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Local high school student and CTG regional finalist Damaris Vizvett took second place in the national finals for the August Wilson Monologue Competition (AWMC) on Monday, May 2, 2016, at the August Wilson Theatre on Broadway. (more...)

Albany Park Theater Project & Third Rail Projects to Premiere of LEARNING CURVEAlbany Park Theater Project & Third Rail Projects to Premiere of LEARNING CURVE
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

'Learning Curve,' a world premiere immersive performance created by Albany Park Theater Project and Third Rail Projects, will place audiences within the walls of Ellen Gates Starr High School and in the shoes of its students. With each step audiences take through Starr High School, they will experience the real-life triumphs and struggles of Chicago public school students, teachers and parents during the years that hopefully lead to a high school diploma. Produced in partnership with Goodman Theatre, preview performances for 'Learning Curve' begin July 27; the press openings will be July 31 and August 1. Tickets go on sale June 15 for performances through August 28. (more...)

Onapsis Announces Scott Crawford of 451 Ventures as Keynote Speaker for Annual North American Roadshow SeriesOnapsis Announces Scott Crawford of 451 Ventures as Keynote Speaker for Annual North American Roadshow Series
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

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Photo Flash: Comedians Lewis Black, Kathleen Madigan and More in The 52nd Street Project's LAUGHING MATTERS BenefitPhoto Flash: Comedians Lewis Black, Kathleen Madigan and More in The 52nd Street Project's LAUGHING MATTERS Benefit
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

On May 2nd, The 52nd Street Project held their annual benefit, LAUGHING MATTERS, Kids' Stand-up, Adults Deliver at the Edison Ballroom in New York. The raucous sold-out event hosted by comedians Lewis Black and Kathleen Madigan, was The Project's most successful to date with over 350 people in attendance, raising funds for the Project's academic and artistic mentoring programming. The Project makes a difference in the lives of Hell's Kitchen (Clinton) kids by pairing them with theater professionals who mentor them through the creation of original theater. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at American Blues TheaterPhoto Flash: First Look at LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at American Blues Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

American Blues Theater presents an extended run of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, the comedic rock musical with book and lyrics by Howard Ashman, music by Alan Menken, directed by Jonathan Berry, and music direction by Ensemble member Austin Cook. LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS runs now through June 26, 2016 at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. The official press opening is this Friday, May 6 at 7:30 pm. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

the american vicarious to Premiere DOUGLASS at Theater Wit This Summerthe american vicarious to Premiere DOUGLASS at Theater Wit This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

the american vicarious is proud to return to Chicago with DOUGLASS, a world premiere drama from Thomas Klingenstein, directed by Jeff Award nominee Christopher McElroen (Invisible Man). DOUGLASS will play July 21 - August 14, 2016 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. The press opening is Sunday, July 24 at 3 pm. (more...)

Gene Siskel Film Center's Annual Gala to Honor Scarlett JohanssonGene Siskel Film Center's Annual Gala to Honor Scarlett Johansson
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

The Gene Siskel Film Center (GSFC) of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) will celebrate one of Hollywood's most talented young actresses when it honors Tony and BAFTA winner and four-time Golden Globe nominee Scarlett Johansson on June 30, 2016. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony's Manfred Honeck to Receive Honorary Degree from Catholic University of AmericaPittsburgh Symphony's Manfred Honeck to Receive Honorary Degree from Catholic University of America
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Manfred Honeck, music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra since the 2008-2009 season, will receive an honorary degree at Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, May 14 as part of the university's graduation ceremony. The university's 127th Annual Commencement Ceremony will start at 10 a.m. on the steps of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. (more...)

BIG FISH to Close Out Stages Repertory Theatre's 2015-16 SeasonBIG FISH to Close Out Stages Repertory Theatre's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Mitchell Greco, Artistic Associate and director and choreographer of past Stages productions Xanadu, The Honky Tonk Angels, Girls Night and Life Could Be a Dream, leads a cast of 12 for the finale of Stages' 2015 - 2016 Season, Big Fish. (more...)

FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF to Celebrate 30th Anniversary in Theaters, on iTunes, in ChicagoFERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF to Celebrate 30th Anniversary in Theaters, on iTunes, in Chicago
by TV News Desk - May 4, 2016

In celebration of FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF's 30th anniversary, numerous events will give fans the chance to relive all the humor, antics and magic of being young and carefree. (more...)

Strawdog Adds THE NIGHT SEASON to 2016-17 SeasonStrawdog Adds THE NIGHT SEASON to 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Strawdog Theatre Company and Artistic Director Hank Boland are proud to announce the final production in Strawdog's 2016 - 2017 season, The Night Season, May 11 - June 24, 2017. (more...)

Tribune Broadcasting Renews NBC Television Affiliation AgreementTribune Broadcasting Renews NBC Television Affiliation Agreement
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

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Steppenwolf Welcomes New Ensemble MembersSteppenwolf Welcomes New Ensemble Members
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

? Steppenwolf Theatre Company will to welcome Sandra Marquez and Caroline Neff to its world-renowned ensemble. Both have performed in multiple shows with the company and can currently be seen on Steppenwolf's stages in Mary Page Marlowe and The Flick respectively. Marquez and Neff are the first two members added under Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Inside the National August Wilson Monologue Competition!Photo Coverage: Go Inside the National August Wilson Monologue Competition!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - May 4, 2016

Chicago Public School student Ireon Roach was awarded first place in the National August WilsonMonologue Competition, which was held May 2, 2016, at the August Wilson Theatre on Broadway in New York City. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the special night below! (more...)

Music Institute of Chicago's Abraham Stokman to Perform at Nichols Concert Hall, 5/21Music Institute of Chicago's Abraham Stokman to Perform at Nichols Concert Hall, 5/21
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

The Music Institute of Chicago celebrates the 80th birthday of piano/improvisation faculty member Abraham Stokman with a solo concert, "Abe Stokman Is Still Alive and Doing Very Well" Saturday, May 21, 7:30 p.m. at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston. (more...)

THEN SILENCE Announces Cast for Off-Broadway Run at The Lion TheatreTHEN SILENCE Announces Cast for Off-Broadway Run at The Lion Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Scandinavian American Theater Company (SATC) will present the US Premiere of THEN SILENCE by award-winning Norwegian playwright Arne Lygre, translated by May-Brit Akerholt. Directed by Sarah Cameron Sunde, previews begin June 4 at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row. Opening night of this limited run Off-Broadway engagement is set for June 7. (more...)

Hell in a Handbag's THE DIVINE SISTER to Run 6/4-7/10 at Ebenezer Lutheran ChurchHell in a Handbag's THE DIVINE SISTER to Run 6/4-7/10 at Ebenezer Lutheran Church
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Hell in a Handbag Productions is pleased to present the Chicago premiere of THE DIVINE SISTER, the hilarious comic homage to nearly every Hollywood nun film ever made, by the divine high priestess of camp Charles Busch and directed by Shade Murray. THE DIVINE SISTER will play June 4 - July 10, 2016 at Ebenezer Lutheran Church (yes, an actual church!), 1650 W. Foster Ave. in Handbag's home base, Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood. Tickets for THE DIVINE SISTER and Handbag 2016 Season subscriptions are currently available at www.handbagproductions.org or by calling (800) 838-3006. The press opening is Friday, June 10 at 8 pm. (more...)

Delta Air Lines Increases Commitment to 2KuDelta Air Lines Increases Commitment to 2Ku
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

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Forth Story Productions Announces TAPPEDForth Story Productions Announces TAPPED
by Marissa Sblendorio - May 4, 2016

Forth Story Productions is excited to announce its inaugural production of the award-winning show TAPPED: A Treasonous Musical Comedy, written by Jed Levine, directed by Molly Todd, composed/music directed by Brad Kemp, and choreographed by Holly Gombita. This irreverent production will run from June 9 to July 3, 2016 at Theater Wit, 1229 W Belmont Ave in Chicago. (more...)

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