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Verizon Unlimited on the network you deserve: RootMetrics' ranks Verizon highest in overall network performance for seventh time in a row
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

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New York Philharmonic To Return To BRAVO! Vail, 7/21-28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The New York Philharmonic will return to Bravo! Vail in Colorado, celebrating its 30th season, for the Orchestra's 15th annual summer residency, July 21-28, 2017. The residency will include six orchestral concerts that honor the Philharmonic's legacy on the occasion of its 175th anniversary season and the conclusion of Alan Gilbert's tenure as Music Director. (more...)

Artadia Announces 2017 Los Angeles Award Finalists
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The Finalists were selected by jurors Daniel Joseph Martinez, artist, Los Angeles, CA; Yesomi Umolu, Exhibitions Curator, Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Chicago, IL; and Anuradha Vikram, Artistic Director, 18th Street Arts Center, Los Angeles, CA.  (more...)

BWW Morning Brief February 23rd, 2017 - SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Opens and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 23, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, opens on Broadway tonight! (more...)

Francorp Middle East Highlights and Expansion Plan
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

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Bristol Riverside Theatre Continues its 30th Anniversary Season with JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Bristol Riverside Theatre continues its 30th Anniversary season with the hit rock musical Jesus Christ Superstar, running March 21-April 16.  With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, Jesus Christ Superstar is directed by Keith Baker, music directed by Douglass Lutz, with choreography by Stephen Casey and features Julian Alvarez, Derrick Cobey, Patrick H. Dunn, Robert Farruggia, Adam Kemmerer, Ciji Prosser, Darren Ritchie, Danny Rutigliano, and Steve Steiner.  The ensemble features Jason Taylor Armstrong, Daniel Bontempo, Elena Camp, John DiFerdinando, Maggie Griffin-Smith, Megan Helen Jones, Lauren Krigel, Caitlin Ort, William Pazdziora,  Miriam Grace Payne, Christopher J. Perugini, Dominick Sannelli,  Keith L. Watford, and Timothy Walton. (more...)

Lineup Announced for The LIVINGroom's March Performances at Stage 773
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

The LIVINGroom announces the lineup and details for the first installment of its 2017 solo performance season at Stage 773. Coming from the worlds of improv, sketch comedy, theatre, and solo performance, performers Travis Barnhart, Bo Johnson, Sheila O'Connor, Mollie Rehner, and Jill Valentine join LIVINGroom ensemble members Carly Jo Geer and Megan Powell on Sundays, March 12, 19, and 26 in The LIVINGroom: Hot Mess, directed by Stage 773 Creative Director Brian Posen. (more...)

HAND OF GOD S2 Among New Titles Arriving on Prime Video & Amazon Video This March
by TV News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

March brings four highly-anticipated Amazon Original Series and two critically-acclaimed Amazon Original Movie for Prime members to stream or download at no additional cost to their membership: (more...)

Taylor Mac's '24-DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC' Wins 2017 Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Columbia University and Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith have announced that A 24-Decade History of Popular Music: A Radical Fairy Realness Ritual by Taylor Mac and Matt Ray is the 2017 winner of the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History. (more...)

Agatha Christie Classic MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS on 'Track' for Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

As BWW announced last month, New Jersey's McCarter Theatre Center announced the World Premiere production of Ken Ludwig's adaptation of Agatha Christie's mystery masterpiece, MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS, running March 14 - April 2, 2017. (more...)

Walter Cade Named SVP of Sales for NBC Sports Regional Networks
by TV News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

NBC Sports Regional Networks and NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations today announced that Walter Cade has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Sales, NBC Sports Regional Networks. (more...)

Sweet Spirit Debuts Blazing New Single 'The Power'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Austin's eight-piece self-described "freak parade" Sweet Spirit just premiered "The Power", the debut single from their upcoming album St. Mojo, on Tom Scharpling's The Best Show. (more...)

Samantha Barks, Arthur Darvill, Maxwell Caulfield and More Announced for London Musical Theatre Orchestra's HONEYMOON IN VEGAS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

After the resounding success of Rodgers & Hammerstein's State Fair (Cadogan Hall November 2016) and the sell out concert of Alan Menken & Lynn Ahrens' A Christmas Carol (Lyceum Theatre, December 2016), with numerous five star reviews for both performances, The London Musical Theatre Orchestra is delighted to announce the full casting for its first concert of the 2017 season, the hit Broadway musical Honeymoon in Vegas. (more...)

At The Drive In Announce New Album; New Song 'Incurably Innocent'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

With praise still reverberating from December's unveiling of 'Governed By Contagions', At The Drive In has issued another clarion call from its first album in 17 years (more...)

More Stars Sign on for Broadway's SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Additional casting has been announced for the revival of John Guare's critically acclaimed play Six Degrees Of Separation starring seven-time Emmy Award winner Allison Janney ('Mom,' The Girl on the Train) as Ouisa, Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey (The Normal Heart, 'Manhattan') as Flan and Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton, '24: Legacy') as Paul. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tory Dobrin of TESTOSTERONE AND TUTUS at Overture Center
by Scott Rawson - Feb 22, 2017

Overture Center welcomes Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, also known as The TROCKS, to Overture Hall for one night only on Friday, February 24 at 8 p.m. The program will include Le Lac Des Cygnes, Pas de Six from Esmeralda and Don Quixote. (more...)

ALADDIN Finds Princess, Genie, Villains and Band of Thieves for National Tour; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Disney Theatrical Productions and Broadway In Chicago have announced full casting for the eagerly-anticipated North American tour of Disney's Aladdin, which begins rehearsals in Chicago on Monday, February 27. (more...)

Official: Marc Bruni-Helmed TREVOR Musical Will Headline Writers Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Writers Theatre Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce the company's 2017-2018 six-show season, opening with the World Premiere of Trevor the musical in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre. (more...)

HOLD: BWW Feature: Best Picture Musical Wins and Nominations Through the Years
by Rachel Crawford - Feb 22, 2017

In the 89 years that the Academy Awards have been held, over 40 musicals have either been nominated for or have won an Oscar for Best Picture, including this last December's LA LA LAND. The first musical to ever win Best Picture was THE BROADWAY MELODY at the second Academy Awards in 1929. The film starred Charles King, Eddie Kane, Bessie Love and Anita Page (more...)

Blue Man Group Announces Enhanced Spring Break Performance Schedule at Chicago's Briar Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Blue Man Group, continuing its open run at Chicago's Briar Street Theatre (3133 N. Halsted), has enhanced its performance schedule for the spring season, providing audiences with the opportunity to add some color to their spring break plans. The robust performance calendar also includes performances on St. Patrick's Day (March 17) and Easter (April 16). (more...)

Robert Holman's JONAH AND OTTO to Take Last Off-Broadway Bow This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

JONAH AND OTTO, by celebrated UK playwright Robert Holman, will conclude its acclaimed limited engagement this Saturday evening, February 25th at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row, 410 West 42 Street. (more...)

Intelligent Quartet of Actors Tapped for SMART PEOPLE at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Four intellectuals - a doctor, an actress, a psychologist and a neurobiologist studying the human brain's response to race - search for love, acceptance and identity in Lydia R. Diamond's comedy-drama Smart People, which makes its D.C. debut at Arena Stage. (more...)

NBC's THIS IS US is No. Broadcast Series; Outranks 'Big Bang' for First Time
by TV News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

The Feb. 7 telecast of NBC's THIS IS US has risen to that week's #1 rating among broadcast series programs in ¬ďlive plus seven day¬Ē adult 18-49 ratings from Nielsen Media Research. (more...)

NBC's THE WALL Retains 100%; Finishes Within .2 of 'NCIS' for Time Slot Win
by TV News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

THE WALL finishes within 0.2 of ¬ďNCIS¬Ē and the timeslot lead among the Big 4 in adults 18-49 (more...)

THIS IS US Ties for #2 Among Big 4 Telecasts for the Primetime Week of Feb. 13-19 in 18-49
by TV News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

NBC has averaged a 1.0 rating in adults 18-49 and 4.6 million viewers overall for the primetime ratings week of Feb. 13-19, according to ¬ďlive plus same day¬Ē viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research, giving the network a #2 finish for the week in total viewers. (more...)

Dr. Richard Sandor Releases HOW I SAW IT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Chicago, Feb. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ The latest book by Dr. Richard Sandor, renowned financial innovator, environmental finance expert and University of Chicago Lecturer, is now available in the United States. 'How I Saw It: Analysis and Commentary on Environmental Finance' takes the reader on a journey from 1999 to 2005 a critical time period in the formation of market structures to address global environmental challenges. (more...)

Tyler Fischer to Host THREE DAY WEEKEND Late Night Comedy Show at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Late Night Comedy at 54, a recurring late night comedy series hosted by Tyler Fischer (Younger, Chicago Med) and produced by David De Almo (Mike Birbiglia's Thank God for Jokes, Colin Quinn: The New York Story). The series' flagship show, entitled Three Day Weekend, begins its run on Sunday, March 5th 2017 at 11:30pm, and plays every other Sunday through May 30th. (more...)

McCarter Theatre Center Adds Two Shows to Starry MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

McCarter Theatre Center has announced two added performances of Ken Ludwig's adaptation of Agatha Christie's mystery masterpiece, Murder on the Orient Express, running March 14 - April 2, 2017. Additional performances are scheduled for March 22 and 29 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE, GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER and More Set for the Court's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Court Theatre announces its 63rd season under the continuing leadership of Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert. (more...)

Telemundo Enterprises Awards Over $100,000 in 'Tu Education' Scholarships
by TV News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

El Poder En Ti, NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises' robust community initiative aimed at empowering viewers to take action for a better life, today announced the El Poder En Ti ¬ďTu Educaci√≥n Scholarships.' (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE COLUMNIST at American Blues Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

American Blues Theater continues its 2016-2017 Season with the Chicago Premiere of The Columnist by David Auburn and directed by Keira Fromm. The Columnist runs now through April 1, 2017 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Music Institute of Chicago Hosts Gala to Celebrate Violinist Rachel Barton Pine, 5/15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

The Music Institute of Chicago hosts its annual gala Monday, May 15 at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago, 120 East Delaware Place. The oldest community music school in Illinois and one of the three largest community music schools in the nation, the Music Institute is planning a celebratory evening highlighted by the presentation of the Dushkin Award to acclaimed violinist Rachel Barton Pine. (more...)

Black Ensemble and TCG to Screen LEGACY LEADERS OF COLOR Video Project
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Black Ensemble Theater has announced a special, one-night-only event to screen Legacy Leaders of Color Video Project (LLCVP), which features interviews with BE Founder and CEO Jackie Taylor. (more...)

THE B SIDE - W Hollywood Partners with 42 Seven Productions to Reimagine SUNDAY SOUL REVUE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

This Sunday, February 26th, Sunday Soul Revue evolves into THE B SIDE. W Hollywood, in association with 42 Seven Productions, is reimagining their long- running live music series, and on Oscar Sunday, what is more fitting than the songs of cinema? (more...)

Deidre Goodwin, Kevin Duda and More to Host Audition Master Classes at Abingdon
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company, under the artistic direction of Tony Speciale, continues its Studio Series with four Monday night classes on Audition prep for Actors Singers and Dancers. (more...)

High Concept Labs Announces Its Spring 2017 Sponsored Artists
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

High Concept Labs (HCL) today announces the Spring 2017 lineup of its flagship Sponsored Artist Program. Eight artists and collaboratives will develop, rehearse, and present new work for Chicago audiences this season. In conjunction with rehearsal and performance space, HCL provides Sponsored Artists with administrative, marketing, production, documentation, and development assistance. 2017 marks the seventh year of the Sponsored Artist Program. (more...)

Betty Buckley, Brandon Victor Dixon and More Line Up for Vineyard's [TITLE OF SHOW] 10th Anniversary Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Vineyard Theatre's Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce that the 2017 Gala Fundraiser will celebrate the 10th anniversary of Vineyard Theatre's hit musical [title of show] with Hunter Bell, Jeff Bowen, Susan Blackwell, Heidi Blickenstaff, and a toast to Broadway producer Kevin McCollum. (more...)

The Revival Announces March Programming
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

The Revival, Hyde Park's new comedy theater, announces its lineup of shows and events playing in March 2017. Inspired by the legacy of the Compass Players, The Revival brings improvisational comedy back to the same corner where it was invented in 1955!  Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.the-revival.com. The Revival is located at 1160 E. 55th St. in Hyde Park.  (more...)

Vera Wins Best Cloud Computing Security Solution at 2017 SC Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

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Little Theatre of Manchester to Present A Reading of NEVER THE SINNER
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Little Theatre of Manchester's popular script-in-hand play-reading series, begins on March 14, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. with a reading of John Logan's dramatization of the 1920's Leopold and Loeb crime and trial, NEVER THE SINNER. (more...)

Photo Flash: Forum Productions Presents JESUS THE JEW As Told By His Brother James
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Forum Productions is pleased to present the world premiere one-man show JESUS THE JEW As Told By His Brother James, written by William Spatz, directed by Will Rogers and featuring Steven Strafford. A modern drama interwoven with the biblical tale of Jesus of Nazareth and his brother James, JESUS THE JEW will play February 17 - March 26, 2017 at Greenhouse Theater Center (Downstairs Mainstage), 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at greenhousetheater.org, in person at the box office or by calling (773) 404-7336.  (more...)

Nine Star Award Winners To Be Honored at 12th Annual Evening of Stars Gala at SCERA Center for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Those who have made significant contributions to the arts in a variety of categories will be recognized for their achievements in enriching the communities and citizens of Utah at the 12th Annual Star Awards held Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the SCERA Center for the Arts in Orem.  (more...)

Moving Arts presents Two (End of the) World Premiere Apocalyptic Plays! BURNERS and APOCALYPSE PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

MOVING ARTS is thrilled to announce two (End of the) World Premiere apocalyptic plays BURNERS, written by Terence Anthony and directed by Sara Wagner and APOCALYPSE PLAY, written by Cory Hinkle and directed by Darin Anthony. BURNERS will preview on Thursday, March 9 at 8pm; will open on Friday, March 10 at 8:00pm and will run through Sunday, April 2, 2017 & APOCALYPSE PLAY will begin previews on Wednesday, March 22; will open on Friday, March 24 at 8:00pm and will run through Sunday, April 15, 2017 at the Atwater Village Theatre, 3269 Casitas Ave. in Los Angeles, 90039. (more...)

Zoomdata Named a Visionary in Gartner's 2017 Magic Quadrant for BI & Analytics Platforms
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

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Oscar Cocktails from Mixologist Tommy Lansaw and JIM BEAM
by Marina Kennedy - Feb 22, 2017

Mixologist Tommy Lansaw shares his inventive cocktail recipes for Oscar season that use Jim Beam Black. (more...)

Center Theatre Group Announces Judges for 2017 August Wilson Monologue Competition Regional Finals
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Center Theatre Group is announcing five judges from varying professions that will participate in the 2017 August Wilson Monologue Competition (AWMC) Regional Finals taking place at the Mark Taper Forum on Monday, February 27. (more...)

Jersey City Theater Center and Goode Productions presents GREENCARD WEDDING
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Goode Productions is proud to present Greencard Wedding, a new indie rock musical with interactive film, as part of Borderless, a festival that examines the role technology and communication play in the public and personal consequences of global nationalism. (more...)

BWW Review: N.E. Premiere of Ike Holter's EXIT STRATEGY: This is Not a Drill
by Nancy Grossman - Feb 22, 2017

Zeitgeist Stage Company joins the ranks of prescient Boston theater companies with Ike Holter's EXIT STRATEGY, a play about the impending closing of a failing inner-city Chicago school, how it impacts the faculty and students, and the measures they take to fight back. (more...)

Casting Announced for Shattered Globe Theatre's Chicago Premiere of Sarah Ruhl's FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70TH BIRTHDAY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Shattered Globe Theatre is please to announce full casting for its Chicago premiere of Sarah Ruhl's FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY, written for her mother Kathleen Ruhl, a Chicago actress who played Peter Pan onstage as a teenager and stars in SGT's production. Joining Kathleen Ruhl are Shattered Globe Ensemble Members Doug McDade*, Eileen Niccolai* and Ben Werling* with Patrick Thornton and HB Ward. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: The Warmest of Birthday Wishes for Barry Weissler from theatreMAMA
by Stage Tube - Feb 22, 2017

theatreMAMA wished Barry Weissler, the producer of hit Broadway shows such as Chicago and Waitress, a happy birthday with a little razzle dazzle! In the style of Chicago's "All I Care About Is Love," theatreMAMA's Chicago Dance Mob performed their own rendition with a little twist. (more...)

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