Broadway AM Report, 8/30/2016 - MY FAIR LADY in Sydney and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 30, 2016

Today's big news: Off-Broadway's Signature Theatre hosts an open house for students, and MY FAIR LADY, directed by Julie Andrews, starts tonight in Sydney! (more...)

Snap36 Celebrates Second Consecutive Year on Inc. 500/5000 List of Fastest-Growing U.S. Companies
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

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Adam Langdon Tapped for THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

The National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, the Tony Award-winning new play by Simon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon's best-selling novel, has just revealed casting for its North American tour. (more...)

ConceptDrop Launches Slide Designer Add-in for Microsoft PowerPoint
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

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GRAMMY Salute to Music Legends' Comes to THIRTEEN's 'Great Performances'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

In collaboration with the The Recording Academy, Great Performances presents 'GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends,' a special all-star concert offering a primetime spotlight for The Academy's 2016 Special Merit Awards recipients. (more...)

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Presents THE BLUES PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

In their first official engagement, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents Dorrance Dance with Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely in The Blues Project, October 5 and 6, 2016 for two performances in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater. Acclaimed tap dancer, choreographer, and 2015 MacArthur "Genius Grant" winner Michelle Dorrance and renowned versatile singer, songwriter, and guitarist Toshi Reagon combine their energetic ensembles for a dynamic collaboration honoring tap's uniquely beautiful history by pushing the boundaries of the genre.  (more...)

Alex Lubischer's BOBBIE CLEARLY to Premiere Next Month at Steep Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Steep Theatre will kick off its sixteenth season in September with the world premiere of Alex Lubischer's Bobbie Clearly, directed by Josh Sobel.  (more...)

Jeff Awards Equity Nominations Honor Outstanding 2015-2016 Productions
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Six world premiere plays and four new adaptations seen first by Chicago audiences were among those receiving nominations by The Jeff Awards Committee. 178 nominations in 32 categories honor Chicago Equity theatrical productions that opened between August 1, 2015 and July 31, 2016. (more...)

Live-Action PUNCH AND JUDY Gets an Encore Re-Mount!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

The School of Night is pleased as punch to announce the impending remount of its 2016 Hollywood Fringe Festival hit Punch and Judy. (more...)

Frank Sinatra's 'World On A String' 4CD/DVD Box Set to Be Released 10/21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Frank Sinatra never had a problem with language barriers, he spoke to the heart. His songs served as the soundtrack to people's lives around the world. (more...)

VIDEO: Christopher Jackson On HAMILTON's Appeal To Both The Right and Left
by Michael Dale - Aug 30, 2016

President Barack Obama once quipped that HAMILTON is the only thing he and Dick Cheney can agree on. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THE LITTLE FOXES at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

There are people who eat and there are those who get eaten. This fall, Arena Stage serves up Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, a delicious drama about family greed and betrayal. Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe nominee Marg Helgenberger, known for her 12 seasons as Catherine Willows on CBS's CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, stars as Regina Giddens under veteran director Kyle Donnelly, who has directed more than 20 productions at Arena Stage. The Little Foxes runs September 23-October 30, 2016 in the Kreeger Theater. The company just kicked off rehearsals, and BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the meet & greet below! (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda Chats HAMILTON & Modern Politics Before Musical Lands in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

In an interview ahead of HAMILTON's Chicago debut on September 27, its creator Lin-Manuel Miranda spoke with Time Out Chicago about how in this high-stakes election season, the show's 200-year-old themes about the birth of a nation feel improbably resonant. Scroll down for some highlights from the interview! (more...)

Barrel of Monkeys Celebrates 20 Years of Arts Education in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Barrel of Monkeys is pleased to mark 20 years of providing vital arts education to Chicago Public School students through its unique in-school programming. The company's ensemble of teaching artists and performers conducts six-week creative writing workshops with 3rd through 5th grade students, then transforms the students' stories into professionally performed theater, presented both in-school and for the general public through its revues. (more...)

10 on Tuesday with Emily Goldberg
by Misha Davenport - Aug 30, 2016

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Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Returns to the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

¬†Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Artistic Director Glenn Edgerton are excited to announce the main company's return to the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago for danc(e)volve: New Works Festival, May 10¬Ė14, 2017 in the Edlis Neeson Theater, located at 220 East Chicago Avenue in Chicago. This marks the company's fourth appearance since 2012 on the MCA Stage; both previous danc(e)volve engagements as well as Princess Grace Awards: New Works have been dedicated to world premieres of contemporary dance, developed in collaboration with Hubbard Street's acclaimed ensemble, led by established and ascending choreographers.¬† (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from 'HOW TO SUCCEED...' at The Marriott Theatre
by Stage Tube - Aug 30, 2016

From the bustling streets of 1960's New York City comes the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning musical comedy, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, continuing The Marriott Theatre's acclaimed 2016 Season, running now through October 16 with a press opening on Wednesday, August 31 at 8 p.m. at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. Check out highlights from the show below! (more...)

Central Works 2016 Season Concludes with INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

The Central Works 2016 Season closes with Into the Beautiful North, a new play by Karen Zacarias opening Saturday October 15 in the historic Berkeley City Club. This production marks CW's first partnership with the National New Play Network for this Rolling World Premiere. Into the Beautiful North is based on the novel by Pulitzer Prize finalist Luis Alberto Urrea and inspired by the classic Hollywood western The Magnificent Seven. (more...)

Ashley Robinson and Rebecca Trehearn To Star in FLOYD COLLINS at Wilton's Music Hall
by Marianka Swain - Aug 30, 2016

Musical FLOYD COLLINS today announces its fantastic cast. It will star original Chicago cast member of Wicked Ashley Robinson as cave explorer Floyd Collins, with Rebecca Trehearn, fresh from the critically acclaimed West End production of Showboat, playing his sister Nellie Collins. Jack Chissick, who recently appeared in the 2016 Olivier Award-winning production of Gypsy in the West End, has been cast as Lee Collins, with Sarah Ingram as Miss Jane, whose West End credits include Oklahoma!, South Pacific, Martin Guerre and Flashdance. (more...)

Windy City Playhouse Announces Casting for APARTMENT 3A
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Windy City Playhouse, Chicago's most sophisticated theater, presents the Chicago premiere of Apartment 3A by Emmy award-winning, twice Tony award-nominated actor/musician Jeff Daniels. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda's IN THE HEIGHTS Extends Again in London; Welcomes New Stars
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Olivier and Tony Award-winning Broadway musical IN THE HEIGHTS by Lin-Manuel Miranda the creator of HAMILTON - has extended its London run at the King's Cross Theatre for the third time and final time and is now booking until Sunday 8 January 2017. (more...)

Broadwaysted Podcast Welcomes Caricature Artist and Actor Justin 'Squigs' Robertson
by Broadwaysted - Aug 30, 2016

This week the Broadwaysted crew is painting the town all the colors with theatrical caricature artist and actor Justin 'Squigs' Robertson. #EnemyoftheShow (and Kimberly's fiance) Jay Schmidt again fills in for Kevin who's still in Chicago for the run of his musical 'Daphne's Sunset' as the group pours out some beer and wine and lots of laughs. Squigs shares the origin of his nickname, his love of 'High Spirits,' and his process of immortalizing a show in a drawing. (more...)

GE Acquires Top Supply Chain Software Provider ShipXpress to Expand Digital Rail Offerings
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

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THE SOURCE to Launch Route 66 Theatre Company's 9th Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Route 66 Theatre Company has announced its 9th season, featuring two plays at its new resident home, The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. The 2017 season kicks off early spring with the world premiere of Gabe McKinley's psychological drama THE SOURCE, directed by Jason Gerace. (more...)

Opera Star Joyce DiDonato Heads to WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Just announced, Grammy Award winner and international opera star Joyce DiDonato will perform on October 3 in White Rabbit Red Rabbit, the internationally-acclaimed play by Nassim Soleimanpour, presented by Maberry Theatricals. (more...)

Lee Fields & The Expressions to Release SPECIAL NIGHT Album This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

It's hard to find another active singer today that has the background Lee Fields does: a first release in 1969, records on thirteen different labels, and close to 47 years of music making, touring and recording. Backed by The Expressions and their incomparable soul-sound musicianship, Lee Fields will release Special Night on November 4 via Big Crown Records. (more...)

CSO to Launch New Season at the Taft Theatre Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra welcomes back pianist and legendary Beethoven interpreter Emanuel Ax for its season opening concerts on Thursday (7:30 p.m.) and Saturday (8 p.m.) September 8 & 10 at Taft Theatre. (more...)

Derek Hough Partners with Broadway Alum Marilu Henner on DANCING WITH THE STARS
by TV News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

As announced on this morning's GMA, Hough will be paired with Broadway alum Marilu Henner on the ABC dance competition. (more...)

BWW Interview: Chay Yew Directs the Moving WHERE DID WE SIT ON THE BUS?
by Naomi Serviss - Aug 30, 2016

A one-man show written and performed by Brian Quijada delves into identity and the immigrant story, incorporating spoken word, rap, hip- hop, and live looping. (more...)

Media Sales Executive Steve Walzer Named Business Wire's Chicago Regional Manager
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

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JACK AND THE BEANSTALK to Launch Theatre at the Center's Young Audiences 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

As families are busily preparing for the new school year, Theatre at the Center is ready for its new season of Theatre for Young Audiences. This year's array of productions takes audiences on an incredible journey. (more...)

BWW Interview: Back for More- Darren Criss Reveals Details on the Return of The Great Elsie Fest!
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 30, 2016

Darren Criss, the mastermind behind the event, just checked in with BroadwayWorld to chat about all things Elsie... (more...)

Zephyr Dance Teams with Architect for VALISE 13 at Defibrillator This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Artistic Director Michelle Kranicke collaborates with architect and husband David Sundry on the world premiere of Valise 13, an interactive series of vignettes that invite audience members to forge their own paths in an exploration of movement and space, co-presented by Zephyr and Defibrillator. Performances are October 20 & 23 at 7:30 p.m. at Defibrillator Gallery, 1463 W. Chicago Ave. (more...)

MAN IN THE RING to Make World Premiere at the Court Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 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. (more...)

Does New Yorker Cartoonist Matthew Diffee Have It In For OH, HELLO's Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland?
by Michael Dale - Aug 29, 2016

The single-panel satirist struck again this week with another skewering of the Broadway-bound codgers. (more...)

MOVIES! Network to Air THE PRODUCERS in Special Tribute to Gene Wilder ¬Ė Wednesday, 8 PM ET
by Movies News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

MOVIES! Network is remembering actor Gene Wilder with a special presentation of "The Producers" this Wednesday night at 8 PM ET. (more...)

Interrobang Theatre Project Presents STILL By Jen Silverman
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Interrobang Theatre Project is pleased to open its 2016-17 Season, exploring "Flesh and Blood," with the Midwest premiere drama STILL by Jen Silverman, directed by Co-Artistic Director Georgette Verdin*, playing September 29 - October 30, 2016 at The Athenaeum Theatre (Studio 2), 2936 N. Southport Ave. in Chicago. Winner of the 2013 Yale Drama Series Award, STILL is a profoundly oblique journey through womanhood, grief and the triumph of saying goodbye, Tickets are currently available at www.interrobangtheatre.org. The press opening is Saturday, October 1 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Handbag Productions Presents SKOOBY DON'T By David Cerda
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Just in time for Halloween, Hell in a Handbag Productions delivers a parody so dead-on, it's frightening! Artistic Director David Cerda lampoons a cartoon classic in the world premiere comedy SKOOBY DON'T, directed by Derek Van Barham. Follow the adventures of four adults - Scaggy, Fredd, Velva and Daffy - who wear the same clothes everyday while driving around in a van with their talking dog, 'solving mysteries.' SKOOBY DON'T will play September 29 - November 4, 2016 at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood. Tickets are currently available at www.handbagproductions.org or by calling (800) 838-3006. The press opening is Saturday, October 1 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Barbra Streisand Gets Candid in New Interview with EXTRA
by Stage Tube - Aug 29, 2016

Legendary singer, actress, and director Barbra Streisand sat down with "Extra's' Mario Lopez, getting candid about her marriage and her politics. She also revealed which celebrity impressed her the most while making her new album 'Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway"¬Ö and what she thinks about the Bradley Cooper/Lady Gaga remake of "A Star is Born"! (more...)

Ensemble Espa√Īol Celebrates 40th Anniversary at the Auditorium Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Ensemble Espa√Īol Spanish Dance Theater returns to the Auditorium Theatre for a full-length evening concert on Thursday, September 29 at 7:30PM with their 40th anniversary finale Flamenco Passion, a showcase of classical, contemporary, and traditional Spanish dance. (more...)

Rarely Revived 1974 Best Musical Tony Winner RAISIN Coming To Astoria Performing Arts Center
by Michael Dale - Aug 29, 2016

RAISIN, adapted from Lorraine Hansberry's groundbreaking drama A RAISIN IN THE SUN, has not been frequently produced since winning the 1974 Tony Award for Best Musical. (more...)

Photo Flash: Barrel of Monkeys Launches 20th Anniversary Season with THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 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. (more...)

Culinary Complete Works Headlines Exclusive Grand Cru Event
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) partners with Bon Appetit presents Chicago Gourmet to create an unprecedented and exclusive Grand Cruexperience in honor of the yearlong Shakespeare 400 Chicago festival marking 400 years of Shakespeare's legacy. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 8/28/16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 8/28/2016. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 8/29
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 29, 2016

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 8/28/2016. (more...)

H.I.G. Capital Completes Acquisition of CXtec and TERACAI
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

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Gorilla Tango Burlesque Presents GREAT SCOTT, THOSE ARE BOOBS!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Marty McFly is your average teenager growing up in 1985. He deals with the same things every young person does, like school, bullies, budding sexuality, and being sent back in time. When an experiment created by Doc Brown goes wrong (but oh so right), Marty goes back in time to when his parents fell in love...well, at least, when they were supposed to fall in love. (more...)

Oakland Symphony Season To Open With Hadleigh Adams, 10/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

The Oakland Symphony and Music Director Michael Morgan open the 2016-2017 season with the return of charismatic baritone Hadleigh Adams singing Mahler's Ruckert Lieder and the debut of the Delphi Trio performing Paul Juon's  Episodes Concertantes Friday, October 14, at 8 pm at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland. The program opens with Clark Suprynowicz's Red States, Blue States (2008) in recognition of the elections this November, and concludes with Elgar's In the South.  (more...)

Empire Stage Presents MEL SCHWARTZ SLEEPS WITH MAE WEST
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Love, lust, ex-wives, and transgender role confusion collide in this zany musical comedy making its world premiere at Empire Stage in Fort Lauderdale. Mel Schwartz Sleeps With Mae West is the story of a homophobic senior citizen living in Miami Beach in 1981 who is stunned to discover that his beautiful mistress of the past five years used to be a man! (more...)

BWW Interview: Tiffany Engen Talks Shoes and the Magic of KINKY BOOTS
by Kailey Hansen - Aug 29, 2016

For one week only, the mega-hit musical Kinky Boots returns to its hometown. Known for sweeping the 2013 Tony Awards (where it won Best Musical, Best Original Score and Best Choreography), this popular Broadway smash originally took flight in Chicago back in 2012. The pre-Broadway run premiered at the Bank of America Theatre, and four years later the show is returning to the Windy City for a newly-minted national tour. Broadway star and Kinky Boots cast member, Tiffany Engen, gives Broadwayworld.com an inside look at what makes this show so dazzling: (more...)

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