BWW Review: HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME a Brilliant Miracle
by Trevor Durham - Oct 23, 2016

Once in a very rare moment do you see community art shine, shine like a diamond in the rough, shine like nothing you could have hoped to find there. Rarely can one expect to find New York quality shows in a space outside of the great white way, perhaps Boston or Chicago. Not Broward, never Broward. Some blessings reach far, in the figure of Patrick Fitzwater and Slow Burn Theatre, opening their bright new season with a shock. Under a very exclusive contract, Fitzwater and his team are premiering The Hunchback of Notre Dame, a Disney produced show with only four productions ever produced. The score is one of the most challenging and daunting ever written, the characters dark as Victor Hugo's original novel, and technical nightmares never seen in south Florida. Somehow, through the magic of his performers (and a full choir), Fitzwater puts on a premiere that rivals New York, a show that most have never seen before, certainly one of the greatest productions the state has ever seen. (more...)

Artificial Swarm Intelligence Accurately Predicts World Series Matchup
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2016


The Maltz Jupiter to Present THE AUDIENCE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2016

For more than sixty years, Queen Elizabeth II has held private weekly meetings with each Prime Minister, from Churchill to Cameron. In these intimate and sometimes explosive conversations, we see glimpses of the woman who wears the crown and witness the moments that shaped a monarch. Go behind the walls of Buckingham Palace and into the private chambers of Queen Elizabeth II for the audience in Peter Morgan's riveting new play that swept Broadway last season. Sponsored by the John McDonald Company. Learn More (more...)

Carol Woods Returns to The Metropolitan Room with AIN'T WE GOT FUN 11/12
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2016

Broadway powerhouse, Carol Woods returns to the internationally acclaimed jazz cabaret, Metropolitan Room on Nov. 12th to record her spectacular show AIN'T WE GOT FUN: The Richard Whiting Songbook before a live audience. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at La Mirada's LEND ME A TENOR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2016

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT are delighted to present the second show of its 2016-2017 season:  Davis Gaines starring in the hilarious comedy LEND ME A TENOR, written by Ken Ludwig and directed by Art Manke.  LEND ME A TENOR will preview on Friday, October 21, 2016 (with a press opening on Saturday, October 22) and run through Sunday, November 13, 2016 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.    (more...)

Davenport's Piano Bar and Cabaret to Present GIRLS LIKE US: Barbra, Bette, and Bernadette
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2016

Ultimate Divas of Stage, Screen and Popular music, Barbra, Bette and Bernadette have made their mark from the Baths to Broadway and beyond! With their fifth collaboration, Girls Like Us (Cabaret favorites Laura Freeman, Beckie Menzie and Marianne Murphy Orland), bring you the music and lives of Streisand, Midler and Peters with humor, history and song. (more...)

VIDEO: Broadway Star Marin Mazzie Talks Upcoming Role in PAL JOEY Reading and Ongoing Battle with Cancer
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

Following her most recent stint on Broadway as Anna in the King & I, Marin Mazzie isn't slowing down any time soon. She's currently hard at work preparing for a production of Pal Joey directed by Tony Goldwyn, and she recently sat down with Pix 11 to talk about the new role, as well as her continued battle with ovarian cancer. (more...)

Carolines on Broadway Announces November Line-Up, Featuring Eric Andre and Kyle Kinane
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

Carolines on Broadway announces its line-up for the month of November, highlighted by headliners Eric Andre, host of Adult Swim's The Eric Andre Show, November 3 - 6; Kyle Kinane, from his Comedy Central stand-up special Loose in Chicago, November 10 - 13; Sinbad, from his stand-up special Make Me Wanna Holla, November 17 - 19; and Jo Koy, from The Adam Carolla Show podcast, Thanksgiving Weekend, November 23, 25 and 26. (more...)

Photo Flash: Hampton Theatre's NOVEMBER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

'November,' David Mamet's hilarious and scathingly satirical take on American presidential politics, is the first play of the Hampton Theatre Company's 2016-2017 season, opened on October 20, 2016 at the Quogue Community Hall and runs through November 6. (more...)

Madcap Productions to Present Christopher Durang's Farce BEYOND THERAPY at Skokie Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

MadKap Productions is pleased to present BEYOND THERAPY for 10 performances at the Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Ave in Skokie. Nov 4 - Nov 20, 2016. Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sunday Nov 6 at 2:30 pm, other Sundays at 2:00 pm, with a matinee on Wednesday, November 9 at 1:30 pm. Tickets are $34 general admission, $29 for seniors, and $24 for students and can be purchased online at or by calling 847-677-7761. Tickets for Beyond Therapy are included in a 3 show subscription package for $57 which includes upcoming productions of The Seven Year Itch and Equus. (more...)

The Bravest Individuals: A Brief History of the Fabulous Females Who Have Taken on SWEET CHARITY
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 22, 2016

Timed to the 50th Anniversary of the classic musical, musical theatre fans are gearing up for an off-Broadway production of Dorothy Fields and Cy Coleman's, 'Sweet Charity'. (more...)

Roundabout Theatre Company's CABARET to Play Broward Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

The Broward Center for the Performing Arts announced today that individual tickets for the Fort Lauderdale engagement of Roundabout Theatre Company's CABARET will go on sale Friday, November 4, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. (more...)

BWW Review: MOBY DICK at Alliance Theatre
by Justin Cole Adams - Oct 22, 2016

Theatre, like most things in life, can become the subject of repetition and become very boring. MOBY DICK at the Alliance Theatre is not an example of this, however. Starting in Chicago at the Tony Award-winning Lookingglass Theatre, this innovative, artistic work of art is not quite what you would expect. Director David Catlin adapted the piece initially with Lookingglass Theatre and The Actors Gymnasium. (more...)

Icona Pop Release New Single 'Brightside'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Aino Jawo and Caroline Hjelt first became household names as Icona Pop since they hit the scene in 2012 with their triple platinum hit single, “ I Love It ft. Charli XCX . (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Dion Johnstone, Patrick Page and More in CORIOLANUS at Red Bull
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Red Bull Theater presents William Shakespeare's Coriolanus, the first production of the 2016-'17 season. The streets are full of protest: It's an election year; economic inequality strains the social fabric; debates rage throughout a nation riddled with dissension and distrust; unscrupulous politicians manipulate public opinion; the hypocrisy and humiliation of political campaigns drive away the country's finest! But beneath all this political drama looms the personal tragedy of one man's emotional blindness. Call it Coriolanus ripped from the headlines! This visceral new production will spark a timely dramatic dialogue between actors and audiences. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Nominations Now Open for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Regional Awards in 75 Regions Worldwide - 10 Days Left to Nominate!
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 21, 2016

Nominations are NOW OPEN for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Regional Awards in a record-breaking number of 70 regions! (more...)

LOVE JONES THE MUSICAL Hits Newark, Brooklyn This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

See Love Jones, the classic '90s film-turned musical based on Theodore Witcher's 1997 cult film, in Newark or Brooklyn. The familiar story is retold in a concert-style setting featuring a star-studded cast. (more...)

Emmy Rossum to Make Directorial Debut on Showtime's SHAMELESS, 10/23
by TV News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

SHAMELESS star Emmy Rossum will make her directorial debut in the momentous fourth episode of the seventh season this Sunday, October 23 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME. (more...)

Hurley Mower Unveils HOME COOKED EP
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

After the successful release of LA house artist Durante's Goddess / Cold EP, TSYN Records is proud to present their latest signee, Hurley Mower. Home Cooked EP explores the full range of the upcoming Chicago producer, from the ethereal melodies of intro track Idols, and chilled lounge vibes of Home Cooked to the heavier, classic hip hop feel of Drip. Mower's music is intricate, skilfully lacing heavy bass lines with his subtle atmospheres and intelligent vocal manipulations. (more...)

ABC Freshman NOTORIOUS Grows Week to Week in Viewers and Adults 18-49
by TV News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

“Notorious” jumped by a best-yet +63% and “Murder” shot up +91% to post the series' two biggest-ever L+3 lifts back to back. (more...)

Kaki King and More Set for November's WOMEN OF LETTERS at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

For the next show on November 2nd, host Sofija Stefanovic welcomes guests reading 'A Letter to my Unrequeited.' (more...)

Jeffrey Sweet to Entertain Atlanta at The Basement Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

You Only Shoot the Ones You Love is a monologue-style play in which Jeff talks mostly about how he inadvertently came to be involved with the great Improvisation institutions of Chicago, particularly The Compass Players, Second City, and The Annoyance Theatre. (more...)

David Mamet's SPEED-THE-PLOW to Open Next Month in Brookfield
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

David Mamet's 'Speed-the-Plow' opens on Nov. 4 at The Brookfield Theatre for the Arts. (more...)

Monica Piper's NOT THAT JEWISH Opens This Weekend Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

A friendly reminder! The opening night of the New York premiere of NOT THAT JEWISH is this Sunday, October 23, 2016. (more...)

Listen to Musicals 24/7 with New UK Station ENCORE RADIO
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

If you love songs from the musicals then you'll be in Musical Theatre heaven this week with the launch of ENCORE RADIO, a brand new 24-hour 7-day-a-week radio station playing hits from musicals and films. (more...)

Kate Baldwin, Jay Armstrong Johnson and More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 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. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Ben Vereen & Charl Brown at 'AFTER HOURS' and More Coming Up at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for October 24-30, featuring Kurt Elling, ShowBiz After Hours with Frank DiLella with Special Guests Ben Vereen and Charl Brown, David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band, and more! (more...)

Marathon Capital Announces Tax Equity Raise for Falvez Energy
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016


Recent Cutbacks to Return to The PIT with KEVIN!!!!!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

The PIT has announced the return of acclaimed company Recent Cutbacks with their new parody, KEVIN!!!!!. (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Company from A BRONX TALE on Broadway!
by Walter McBride - Oct 21, 2016

Rehearsals are underway for the Broadway premiere of A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL, the new musical featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater, co-directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo. A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL begins previews Thursday, November 3 and open Thursday, December 1 at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). (more...)

The Arc Theatre to Stage STEEL MAGNOLIAS This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

The Arc Theatre will present Robert Harling's popular American classic STEEL MAGNOLIAS, directed by Artistic Director Mark Boergers*, playing January 19 - February 21, 2017 at the Red Curtain Theater at First Congregational Church, 1445 Hinman Ave. in Evanston. (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE FRONT PAGE Company Takes Opening Night Bows!
by Walter McBride - Oct 21, 2016

The Front Page, Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's classic 1928 comedy set in the world of the Chicago newspaper business, just had its official opening performance at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 W. 44th Street). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the curtain call below! (more...)

New York City Classical Guitar Society to Present David Leisner and Michael Kelly 11/11
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

The New York City Classical Guitar Society is proud to join with Guitar Plus in presenting the extraordinarily versatile guitarist/composer David Leisner with the expressive, dynamic vocalist Michael Kelly in Leisner's arrangement of Schubert's Die Schone Mullerin (more...)

Deeply Rooted Dance Theatre Announces 20th Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Deeply Rooted Dance Theater (DRDT), which creates world-class dance inspired by the African diaspora in a community dedicated to nurturing artists, supporting human relationships and sharing common values through engaging in dance, announces its 20th anniversary season, featuring three concert series spanning the Chicago area. The season kicks off with performances December 3 and 4 at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th Street in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood. (more...)

Celebrate the Arts with Raue Center at STARGAZERS BALL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Celebrate the arts with Raue Center at their largest annual fundraiser on November 18, 2016! Stargazers Ball, Raue Center's annual black-tie gala fundraiser, will be held at the beautiful Bull Valley Golf Club. Attendees are encouraged to don their finest apparel to dance the night away, all while supporting a vital arts organization in McHenry County. (more...)

Walking Shadow Theatre to Stage Reading of 'HATCHET LADY' This Saturday
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Join Walking Shadow Theatre Company for a staged reading of its newest Commission Submission script: Hatchet Lady (or, Carrie Nation: Destroyer of Worlds), written by Savannah Reich and directed by John Heimbuch. (more...)

Nora En Pure Releases 'Tell My Heart' Ft. Dani Senior
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Spending the past few years rising to the top of the dance music world with her breath-taking productions, Deep House and Indie Dance music's leading lady Nora En Pure returns with yet another remarkable release, 'Tell My Heart' Ft. Dani Senior - out now via Spinnin' Deep. (more...)

New York Live Arts & The Dauphine of Bushwick Present PRETTY BALL DANCE PARTY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

New York Live Arts and The Dauphine of Bushwick present PRETTY BALL, November 6, 2016, 6pm to 10pm, a closing night dance party celebrating the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company's presentation of Analogy Trilogy Parts I and II at The Joyce Theater. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Theatre Y's MACBETH at the Chopin Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Following a yearlong artistic collaboration with French theatre luminary Georges Bigot, renowned theatre company, Theatre Y, presents the inaugural production of the newly formed Theatre Y Ensemble with William Shakespeare's MACBETH, running now through December 4, at the historic Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division St. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

The New School's College of Performing Arts Presents UNSILENT FILM NIGHT: SAFETY LAST!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

The New School's College of Performing Arts welcomes the public to the fourth edition of (Un)Silent Film Night, a performance series in which The College of Performing Arts Theater Orchestra performs live music to classic silent films. Previous events in the series have drawn capacity crowds to the 400-seat Tishman Auditorium at The New School. (more...)

The Theater 14th Street Y & Bearded Ladies Productions Present Y CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

The Theater 14th Street Y & Bearded Ladies Productionspresent Y Cabaret, as part of the Theater/Dance Series curated at The Theater at The 14th Street Y, 344 E. 14th Street, NYC from October 31-November 1, 2016 at 7:30pm. Y Cabaret features: Abrakus, Bryn Cohn + Artists, Brendan Drake, Jenn Freeman, LoudHoundMovement and shawnbibledanceco., Jenn Freeman. Tickets are $20 in advance ($22 at the door) and are available (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

The Greenhouse Theater Center announced today it is seeking applicants for its new Resident Theater Company Program set to launch in 2017. The newly-created initiative aims to foster the growth of itinerant Chicago theatre companies by providing affordable performance spaces and resources to expand audiences.  (more...)

MB Business Capital Welcomes John Littrell
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016


Dr. Jeeyoon Kim to Celebrate 10 MORE MINUTES CD Release at The Scripps Research Institute
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Renowned classical pianist Jeeyoon Kim, D.M.A. will celebrate her newest CD album, '10 More Minutes' with an exclusive concert and National CD Release event at the Auditorium at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) on Sunday, December 11th from 3 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. (more...)

Chicago Opera Theater Presents THE FAIRY QUEEN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Chicago's historic Studebaker Theater will become the home of live opera with a contemporary adaptation of Henry Purcell's 1692 “The Fairy Queen,” a reimagining of Shakespeare's “A Midsummer Night's Dream” presented by Chicago Opera Theater (COT) beginning November 5. (more...)

Palm Beach Photo Centre to Present 'DEAD IMAGES: Photographs of the Grateful Dead' by Robbi Cohn
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Fatima NeJame, president and chief executive officer of the world renowned Palm Beach Photographic Centre (PBPC), today announced the nonprofit organization's next rocking exhibition: DEAD IMAGES: Photographs of the Grateful Dead From the Archives of Robbi Cohn. (more...)

Brooklyn Art Song Society Present's Hanns Eisler's HOLLYWOOD LIEDERBUCH
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

On Friday November 4th Brooklyn Art Song Society presents a rare complete performance of Hanns Eisler's Hollywooder Liederbuch.  Written during the composers first months in America during World War II, the Hollywood Songbook is a deeply personal mediation on loneliness, isolation, and alienation in the modern world. (more...)

Twelve Pianists to Perform This Saturday at American Liszt Society Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

It's not every day that you get to hear twelve pianists perform in one concert. On Saturday, October 22nd, the American Liszt Society Chicago/Midwest Chapter will present twelve pianists in a concert performing six of composer Franz Liszt's duo piano pieces. The Society will be celebrating Franz Liszt's 205th birthday, with 'Liszt Times Two, A Celebration of Piano Music by Franz Liszt for Four Hands', Saturday, October 22, 2016, at 7:30 pm, Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston, IL. (more...)

UPDATE: Ratings for FOX's ROCKY HORROR Drop 60% from 'Grease Live'
by TV News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Early ratings for FOX's reimagining of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW indicate a steep decline from the network's live January broadcast of GREASE LIVE. (more...)

Ballet and Hip Hop to Collide in Hyde Park School of Dance's Production of THE NUTCRACKER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Hyde Park School of Dance (HPSD) offers fans of ballet and hip hop its annual presentation of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker, featuring 206 dancers-from four-year-olds to grandparents-supported by more than 100 volunteers. Performances are December 9-11 at Mandel Hall on the University of Chicago campus, 1131 E. 57th Street, Chicago. (more...)

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