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BWW Morning Brief February 27th, 2017 - WAKEY, WAKEY, THE PENITENT, Roundabout Gala and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 27, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Will Eno's WAKEY, WAKEY opens at Signature Theatre, David Mamet's THE PENITENT bows at the Atlantic, and Roundabout Theatre Company hosts its starry 2017 gala tonight! (more...)

Photo Flash: Rubicon Theatre Company Celebrates Black History Month with THE DEVIL'S MUSIC: THE LIFE AND BLUES OF BESSIE SMITH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2017

Rubicon Theatre Company celebrates Black History Month with THE DEVIL'S MUSIC: THE LIFE AND BLUES OF BESSIE SMITH, starring singer and actress Miche Braden of the original Off-Broadway production (named one of the 10 Best Off-Broadway productions of the year by the N.Y. Daily Times). Described by CBC as a, "bawdy, bluesy, boozy rollicking night out at the theatre," the show follows the life, loves and career of blues and jazz singer Bessie Smith, called the "Empress of the Blues."  (more...)

Mariachi Madness Selected for 33rd Annual Chicago Latino Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2017

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Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 2/25-2/26/2017
by - Feb 26, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, February 26, 2017 - Sunday, February 26, 2017. (more...)

BWW Interview: MSMT's MAGIC TIME Draws Capacity Crowds
by Carla Maria Verdino-SŁllwold - Feb 26, 2017

¬ďAre you ready for some fun and fairytales? We're going to need you to use your imaginations to help us.¬Ē The preschoolers in the front rows giggle and squeal in anticipation. Maine State Music Theatre's Artistic Director, Curt Dale Clark knows how to energize young audiences, and he clearly relishes the opportunity top perform for this morning crowd of over 160 ranging in age from several months to grandparents who have come to hear the special program of story and song, MAGIC TIME at Brunswick, Maine's Curtis Memorial Library. The two free forty-minute interactive programs, which featured readings, video, and live performances of the Robin and Clark musical versions of Sleeping Beauty and Alice in Wonderland, were created by MSMT in partnership with the Curtis Memorial Library with the help of a generous gift from the Maine Humanities Council and drew almost 300 people for both sessions. The idea, born of MSMT's desire to expand its outreach efforts, nurture young audiences, and draw a new diverse public to live theatre, began as a successful mini-grant proposal to Maine Humanities Council and by virtue of the enthusiasm of the MSMT and CML staffs and the community response mushroomed into something of a maxi event with lines cued up and out the library doors before the start of each show. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Broadway, CHICAGO MED Fashion Maven, Patti Murin, is Live-Blogging the Oscars Red Carpet
by Patti Murin - Feb 26, 2017

It's that time of year again as the intense big screen awards season comes to an end this Sunday with the biggest party in Hollywood, the Academy Awards. For the second year in a row, BroadwayWorld's favorite fashion icon, Patti Murin, will be here chronicling all of the Red Carpet action.  (more...)

York Theatre to Present Off-Broadway Premiere of MARRY HARRY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2017

The York Theatre Company, announces the Off-Broadway premiere of the new musical Marry Harry, with book by Jennifer Robbins (Hudson River Blues) and music and lyrics by Dan Martin and Michael Biello (In My Body, The Cousins Grimm). Directed and choreographed by York favorite Bill Castellino (Cagney, Storyville), performances are set to begin Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 21, 2017 (more...)

BWW Review: BOEING, BOEING at New Theatre Restaurant
by Alan Portner - Feb 25, 2017

proves that a fun situation never gets old. (more...)

JONAH AND OTTO Takes Final Bow Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2017

JONAH AND OTTO, by celebrated UK playwright Robert Holman, will conclude its acclaimed limited engagement tonight(Saturday) at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row, 410 West 42 Street. Under the direction of Geraldine Hughes, JONAH AND OTTO stars Sean Gormley and Rupert Simonian. (more...)

Robert Mann Gallery Presents Newest Works by Susan Rankaitis in Exhibition 'Grey Matters'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2017

Just as scientific study is an ongoing venture of discovering, negating and reinventing, the work of Susan Rankaitis is a forever open ended endeavor. Robert Mann Gallery is pleased to present the newest works by Rankaitis in the exhibition Grey Matters. Although her work is continually evolving, Grey Matters is the most recent intersection of the artist's ongoing exploration of artistic and scientific processes. (more...)

deadmau5 Reveals First Episode of YouTube Series for Cube 2.1 as well as VIP Packages for 'lots of shows in a row' Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

With the start of his 'lots of shows in a row' tour about a month away, major international electronic musician deadmau5 has today (2/24) revealed the first of six behind-the-scenes videos with YouTube Music for Cube 2.1. The new video showcases deadmau5 and crew creatively developing his updated, custom-built cube--a kinetic version of his previous cube with many enhancements--at Tait in the middle of Amish Country, Pennsylvania (Lititz, PA). Standing at 17 ft. tall, 20 ft. wide and 31 ft. deep, making it larger than its predecessors, Cube 2.1 features internal robots that push the sides of the cube--consisting of state-of-the-art LED panels--up and around while projecting brand new graphics.  (more...)

Casting Announced for Las Vegas' Sexiest New Smash: MAGIC MIKE LIVE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The search is over! Following a nationwide man-hunt, casting for the highly-anticipated production, MAGIC MIKE LIVE LAS VEGAS is now finalized. Inspired by the ever-popular Magic Mike film franchise and conceived by the film's star Channing Tatum, MAGIC MIKE LIVE LAS VEGAS will feature 13 of the hottest and most talented males from around the country. Preview performances for the sizzling production will begin on Thursday, March 30 at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino inside of the mythic Club Domina. The show will celebrate its official opening night on Friday, April 21. (more...)

EnerCom Dallas Energy Investment Conference: Two Jam-Packed Days Ahead
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

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3 Redneck Tenors SHUT UP AND SING at Lyric Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Everyone's favorite mulleted trio is back again this year; it's 3 Redneck Tenors: Shut Up and Sing. A new and unique breed of tenor, the 3 Redneck Tenors aren't afraid to poke a little fun at themselves, combining musical comedy with classically trained vocalists to make a Duck Dynasty meets Carnegie Hall combination.  (more...)

Liesl Tommy to Direct PASS OVER at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announces acclaimed director Liesl Tommy, who received a Tony nomination for her direction of Eclipsed by Danai Gurira on Broadway, will direct Steppenwolf's world premiere production of Pass Over by Antoinette Nwandu. The cast features ensemble member Jon Michael Hill and Cliff Chamberlain with one remaining role to be announced. (more...)

Saint Motel Launch North American Tour w/ Panic! At The Disco
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Los Angeles indie pop quartet Saint Motel are wasting no time getting back on the road in support of the new LP saintmotelevision (out now on Elektra). (more...)

EUGENE ONEGIN Opens this Sunday at Lyric Opera of Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

An unforgettable romantic story of unrequited love and its unintended consequences returns to Lyric Opera of Chicago Feb. 26 -Mar. 20 for eight performances. For those who know Tchaikovsky's ballets Nutcracker and Swan Lake but not his operas,Eugene Onegin is a wonder and revelation. The glorious music brings Pushkin's poetic tale to life brilliantly in a beautiful production with a terrific international cast. (more...)

Norm Lewis will Play bergenPAC this April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

 Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents Norm Lewis with special appearance by bergenPACPAS sponsored by The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation-Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 7PM. Purchase tickets at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling bergenPAC's Box Office at (201) 227-1030. (more...)

Purolator International President John Costanzo Named Supply &...
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

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BWW Interview: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH'S Hannah Corneau Chats About 'Acceptance and Love'
by Rachel Weinberg - Feb 24, 2017

I recently had the chance to speak with Hannah Corneau, who is currently taking on the role of Yitzhak in the national tour of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH following a successful revival on Broadway during the 2014-2015 theater season. The tour arrives in Chicago on March 7, and Corneau reflected on her experience with the show and the importance of HEDWIG's message. Below are excerpts from the conversation. (more...)

JONAH AND OTTO to Conclude Acclaimed Limited Run Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

JONAH AND OTTO, by celebrated UK playwright Robert Holman, will conclude its acclaimed limited engagement tomorrow evening, February 25th at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row, 410 West 42 Street. Under the direction of Geraldine Hughes, JONAH AND OTTO stars Sean Gormley and Rupert Simonian. (more...)

THEY. Release 'Nu Religion: Hyena' Debut Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Dante Jones and Drew Love of THEY. release their debut album N√ľ Religion: Hyena today. Two years in the making, the 14-track EP is a brilliant display of their 'grunge-n-b' sound and a mix of their eclectic ear (more...)

Individual Tickets Now On Sale for THE ROLLING STONES' EXHIBITIONISM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The Rolling Stones' first ever major exhibition, Exhibitionism, delivered by DHL, sold out its limited time early bird offer due to strong demand.  Individual tickets are now on sale to the general public today, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 starting at 10:00 a.m.  (more...)

BWW Experts and Stage and Screen Stars Pick the 2017 Academy Award Winners
by Matt Tamanini - Feb 24, 2017

Time is running out to get your 2017 Oscars Pool picks in, so we here at BroadwayWorld have put together a team of experts and stage and screen stars to help you in your prognostication. The stars lending their acting and filmmaking expertise are Broadway and CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND star Donna Lynne Champlin; UNDATEABLE and the West End's Dewey Finn in SCHOOL OF ROCK, David Fynn; Broadway and Chicago MED star Patti Murin; and one of the stars of the new Broadway musical Caesar Samayoa. (more...)

Maty Noyes Releases Fiery New Single 'London'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Maty Noyes follows up the release of her debut EP Noyes Complaint, with the fast paced and fiery ¬ďLondon¬Ē co-written and produced by Grammy-nominated songwriter and composer Stephan Moccio (The Weeknd, Miley Cyrus and Celine Dion) (more...)

Little Miss Ann Joins Suzi Shelton at Jalopy
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Little Miss Ann will celebrate the release of her fifth album of hopeful and happy songs, Keep On with an all-ages concert at Jalopy in Brooklyn on March 26. Recorded in the Hudson Valley of New York with Grammy-winning producer Dean Jones, Keep On ranges in musical styles. The songs grew out of Little Miss Ann's experiences in working with families.  (more...)

International Contemporary Ensemble Presents Free OpenICE Events
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) continues its commitment to opening the doors on its process of creating innovative musical experiences with its next installment of free OpenICE events at the Abron Arts Center's Underground Theater from Wednesday, March 1 to Sunday, March 5. (more...)

OLD 97's New Album 'Graveyard Whistling' Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Dallas four-piece Old 97's is a pioneer of the alt-country movement. Years of hard work has earned them respect and veneration, yet they still retain the raucous energy, deceptive cleverness, and knockabout spirit that first distinguished them from the pack. (more...)

A NEVER-ENDING LINE at Broadway au Carré
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Next Wednesday, March 1st, composer Jaime Lozano's new Song Cycle, 'A Never-Ending Line,' will have its world premiere at Broadway au Carre in Paris, France. (more...)

SWMRS To Support All Time Low on US Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Bay Area quartet SWMRS today announced that they will support Fueled By Ramen label mates All Time Low on their US tour, which kicks off July 3 in Phoenix, AZ and wraps August 6 in Orlando, FL. Tickets for the tour go on sale on March 3 at 10:00am local time. (more...)

Keen Company Announces the Participants in the 2017 Keen Playwrights Lab
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Each season, the Keen Playwrights Lab brings together three mid-career playwrights to develop new full-length plays inspired by Keen Company's mission. Under the leadership of Jeremy Stoller, Keen's Director of New Work, writers meet throughout the year to create new plays that provoke identification, reflection, and emotional connection. The Playwrights Lab culminates with a reading of each new play in the spring, attended by the Keen community, the theater industry, and the general public. Keen's fourth season of the Playwrights Lab will allow Julia Jordan, Andrea Thome and Stefanie Zadravec to develop new plays. (more...)

Interrobang Theatre Project Presents FALLING
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Interrobang Theatre Project concludes its 2016-17 Season, exploring 'Flesh and Blood,' with the Chicago premiere of Deanna Jent's drama FALLING, one family's battle against stigma from society and each other. Directed by Co-Artistic Director James Yost*, FALLING will play March 17 - April 16, 2017 at The Athenaeum Theatre (Studio 2), 2936 N. Southport Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at www.interrobangtheatre.org, by calling (773) 935-6875 or in person at The Athenaeum Theatre Box Office. The press opening is Sunday, March 19 at 2 pm. (more...)

American Homes 4 Rent Announces Home Price Appreciation Amounts for its 5% Series A, 5% Series B and 5.5% Series C Participating Preferred Shares
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

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VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Civil War' Episode of GREY'S ANATOMY on ABC
by - Feb 24, 2017

On the next episode of GREY'S ANATOMY on ABC titled "Civil War", Richard, Jackson, April and Catherine tackle a grueling trauma case intensified by hospital politics. (more...)

Kasey Chambers Announces Spring Tour Dates, including City Winery March 21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

This March, Australian singer-songwriter Kasey Chambers embarks on the U.S. leg of her international tour including stops in Nashville, New York, Dallas, Chicago, Houston and more. See below for the full U.S. tour itinerary. These shows are in support of her eleventh studio album Dragonfly, which debuted in Australia at #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart as well as being #1 on the ARIA Top 50 digital albums, Top 40 Country Albums, Top 20 Australian Artist Albums and Top 20 Australian Artist Country Albums. The album's official U.S. release is set for later this spring. (more...)

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard Release New Album 'Flying Microtonal Banana'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Following the frazzled freakbeat of 2016's Nonagon Infinity, the endlessly inventive King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard return in 2017 with new album Flying Microtonal Banana, out today. (more...)

Marathon Capital Announces the Sale of sPower to AES Corporation and Alberta Investment Management Corporation
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

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Red Tape & Walkabout Theater Present MOTHER OF SMOKE this Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Red Tape Theatre and Walkabout Theater Company are pleased to present the world premiere of MOTHER OF SMOKE, a co-created production inspired by the collision of Chuck Mee's Trojan Women: A Love Story and Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard, playing March 23 - April 15, 2017 at The Broadway at Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway, Chicago. Directed by Walkabout's Artistic Director Thom Pasculli+, MOTHER OF SMOKE features original writing by Emma Stanton+, Morgan McNaught, Lucas Baisch and Ruth Margraff* with original music and text by Lucia Thomas. Tickets are currently available at www.redtapetheatre.org. The press opening is Thursday, March 23 at 8 pm.  (more...)

AstonRep Theatre's ELEEMOSYNARY Plays Through March 12, 2017 at The Frontier
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

AstonRep Theatre Company is pleased to continue its 2016-17 season with ELEEMOSYNARY, Lee Blessing's poignant portrait of three women, co-directed by Associate Artistic Director Derek Bertelsen* and Company Member Jeremiah Barr*. ELEEMOSYNARY will play February 23 - March 12, 2017 at The Frontier, 1106 W. Thorndale Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

NYTW Launches 2050 Fellowship for Aspiring Theatre Administrators
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) has announced the launch of the new 2050 Administrative Fellowship Program for aspiring theatre administrators. (more...)

Actors Co-Op Presents CAT'S-PAW by William Mastrosimone
by Rebecca Russo - Feb 24, 2017

Actors Co-op (Ovation Award-Winner 2014 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for 110 in the Shade) presents the fourth show in its celebratory 25th Silver Anniversary season with the riveting CAT'S-PAW by William Mastrosimone and directed by Stephen Rothman. CAT'S-PAW will preview on Wednesday, March 22 & Thursday, March 23 at 8pm and will open on Friday, March 24 at 8pmand run through Sunday, April 30 at the Actors Co-op Crossley Theatre, 1760 N. Gower St. (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood. (more...)

Photo Flash: FULLER HOUSE's Juan Pablo Di Pace Makes Feinstein's/54 Below Debut
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Juan Pablo Di Pace -- perhaps best known for his role as Fernando in the NETFLIX original series 'Fuller House' - just made his Feinstein's/54 Below debut on February 21 & 22 in 'An Evening with Juan Pablo Di Pace.' The internationally-acclaimed one-man show, which he wrote and produced, traces Di Pace's rise to stardom through songs, stories and humor. Di Pace was accompanied by music director Charlie Alterman. BroadwayWorld has photos of him onstage below! (more...)

DEADPOOL and THIS IS US Campaigns Top 54th Annual ICG Publicists Awards
by TV News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) Publicists today announced winners of its 54th Annual ICG Publicists Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Deadpool (20th Century Fox) won the top honors for Best Publicity Campaign for Motion Pictures and This Is Us (20th Century Television) won the Best Publicity Campaign in Television. (more...)

Drone Training Startup DARTdrones to Pitch ABC's 'Shark Tank'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

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Mayor Sylvester Turner Presents A RAISIN IN THE SUN at the MFAH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

On Monday evening, March 13, Sylvester Turner, Mayor of Houston, introduces a screening of A Raisin in the Sun, at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, at 7 p.m. Turner is the latest to add his name to the list of guest programmers for the popular Movies Houstonians Love series, which brings Houston leaders from all walks of life to the Museum to present a favorite film and share their love of cinema. (more...)

Everyday Inferno Announces Creative Teams for Dreams of Malinche and Gabriel
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Everyday Inferno Theatre Company is pleased to announce the creative teams behind the forthcoming exploratory workshop productions of Dreams of Malinche and Gabriel. Both plays will rehearse in-studio for two weeks, culminating in an invited workshop performance. (more...)

TV Exclusive: Nikka Graff Lanzarone Performs 'What Can You Lose/What I Did For Love' at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Check out an exclusive video of Nikka Graff Lanzarone performing 'What Can You Lose/What I Did For Love' at 54 Feinstein's/Below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Tim Wessel Proves 'Any Dream Will Do' in 'JOSEPH' at Beef & Boards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

With a crash of drums and a flash of light, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat takes the stage at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre in February. The Bible-based Broadway sensation was nominated for seven Tony Awards and is live on stage through March 26 at Beef & Boards. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Cast Set for Reading of Joseph Zettelmaier's SALVAGE at Peninsula Players
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Peninsula Players Theatre will present a play reading of Joseph Zettelmaier's "Salvage" on Monday, March 6 at 7 p.m. at Bjorklunden, 7590 Boynton Lane, Baileys Harbor.  (more...)

Route 66 Theatre Company Announce Cast for SHAKEN Reading
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Join Route 66 Theatre Company at the The Den Theatre THIS MONDAY for an extra February Driver's Seat Reading with an awesome cast!  (more...)

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