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Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, CHICAGO is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who murders her on-the-side lover after he threatens to walk out on her. Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly, by hiring Chicago's slickest criminal lawyer to transform her malicious crime into a barrage of sensational headlines, the likes of which might just as easily be ripped from today's tabloids.




FIRST DATE Announces Buy One Get One Free 'April Showers' SpecialFIRST DATE Announces Buy One Get One Free 'April Showers' Special
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

The silver lining during April Showers is that audiences receive buy one get one free tickets to see FIRST DATE any rainy day through April 30. (more...)

The New Colony's STANLEY IN THE NAME OF LOVE to Make World Premiere This SummerThe New Colony's STANLEY IN THE NAME OF LOVE to Make World Premiere This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

The New Colony is pleased to continue its 2015 season with the pop-infused world premiere musical comedy STANLEY IN THE NAME OF LOVE, written and directed by Mr. Margaret Svetlove, with an original score by The Delicious Moons (Nickolas Blazina, Henry Riggs, Alex Kliner and Sean Kelly). STANLEY IN THE NAME OF LOVE will play July 30 - August 29, 2015 at The New Colony's resident home, The Den Theatre. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

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Walnut Street Theatre to Present SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! JR., Begin. 5/29Walnut Street Theatre to Present SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! JR., Begin. 5/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Kids, along with their families and friends, will love Schoolhouse Rock Live! JR. The iconic Emmy Award-winning Saturday morning cartoon series comes to life at Walnut Street Theatre for Kids beginning May 29th. Young audience members will see how much fun learning can be. Due to popular demand, the Walnut has announced the production has been extended through June 6th. (more...)

Discovery Eduction to Support White House 'My Brother's Keeper' Initiative with Town HallsDiscovery Eduction to Support White House 'My Brother's Keeper' Initiative with Town Halls
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

]Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, today announced details on a series of town hall discussions on the My Brother's Keeper initiative. A White House program, My Brother's Keeper seeks to improve the life outcomes of boys and young men of color through public-private partnerships and other measures. (more...)

Photo Flash: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU's Tyne Daly Goes Backstage at THE VISITPhoto Flash: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU's Tyne Daly Goes Backstage at THE VISIT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

On her Sunday off from Broadway's IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU, Tyne Daly went to see her friend Chita Rivera in THE VISIT at the Lyceum Theater and congratulated her (after jumping to her feet for the standing ovation) backstage in her dressing room after the show. THE VISIT is set to open this Thursday, April 23rd, making it the final musical and the last show to open in the 2014-2015 season. Scroll down for a photo! (more...)

Emerald City Coffee to Welcome Loose Chicks, 5/29Emerald City Coffee to Welcome Loose Chicks, 5/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

The Loose Chicks invite guests to a compelling performance May 29, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. Loose Chicks, led by Jillian Erickson and Roberta Miles, is a collection of courageous women who share experiences that most women keep to themselves. The event, which will be held at Emerald City Coffee, located at 3938 N. Sheridan Rd., features features six exceptional writers and performers who allow themselves to be vulnerable as they share with uncommon honesty. (more...)

HelloWorld Study Demonstrates the Value of Engagement on Purchase Behavior HelloWorld Study Demonstrates the Value of Engagement on Purchase Behavior
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

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AT&T Invests More Than $3 Billion Over Three Year Period To Enhance Local Networks In IllinoisAT&T Invests More Than $3 Billion Over Three Year Period To Enhance Local Networks In Illinois
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

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WinView Inc. Raises $1.15 Million Second Round Financing to Complete and Launch Real-Time Synchronized Sports App With Live TV WinView Inc. Raises $1.15 Million Second Round Financing to Complete and Launch Real-Time Synchronized Sports App With Live TV
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

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IPC Thought Leader to Present at DerivOps North America 2015IPC Thought Leader to Present at DerivOps North America 2015
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

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CAFE CABARET to be Held at Cafe Ballou, 5/15CAFE CABARET to be Held at Cafe Ballou, 5/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Cafe Cabaret invites guests to an electric evening filled with eclectic performers on May 15 at 7:00 p.m. The event will be held at Cafe Ballou, 939 N Western Avenue, Chicago. Cafe Cabaret is led by Roberta Miles and features a rotating cast of uncommon characters guaranteed to make your jaw drop in shock and cheeks hurt from laughter. Donations are encouraged. (more...)

Saint Sebastian Players' THE SISTERS ROSENSWEIG Begins 4/24Saint Sebastian Players' THE SISTERS ROSENSWEIG Begins 4/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Concluding a season of comedy mixed with a little drama, the Saint Sebastian Players (SSP) present The Sisters Rosensweig by Wendy Wasserstein, running April 24-May 17, 2015 at St. Bonaventure, 1625 W. Diversey, Chicago. (more...)

USITT to Offer Jay Glerum Stage Rigging Master ClassesUSITT to Offer Jay Glerum Stage Rigging Master Classes
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

USITT is launching a new project in memory of master rigger and USITT Fellow Jay O. Glerum, who passed away last year. The Jay Glerum Rigging Master Classes will offer annual training sessions in a different location around the nation starting in summer 2016. (more...)

BADFIC LOVE Extends at The Den TheatreBADFIC LOVE Extends at The Den Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Due to popular demand, Strange Bedfellows Theatre has added a weekend of performances of its critically-acclaimed production of Badfic Love by Adam Pasen and directed by Aaron Henrickson. Badfic Love will now be presented at The Den Theatre, 1333 N Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago, thru May 9, 2015. Performances are Thursdays thru Saturdays at 7:30 pm. Tickets, priced at $20, are on sale at strangebedfellowstheatre.com. (more...)

Pink Martini's Storm Large Will Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 5/28-30Pink Martini's Storm Large Will Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 5/28-30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

After playing to sold-out crowds last October, Storm Large of Pink Martini fame returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko for three performances only with her new show, Taken By Storm, on Thursday, May 28 (8 p.m.), Friday, May 29 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, May 30 (7 p.m.). Be swept away by the voice, beauty and visceral talent of Storm Large, an artist who truly lives up to her name. The Napa Valley Register hails, "Natural talent like hers comes along only once in a stadium full of wannabes" and Critical Jazz proclaims, "A new cool sophistication is coming to the tightly clustered female vocal jazz pack and her name is Storm Large." Tickets for Storm Large range in price from $35 - $50 and are on-sale now and available by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

NetDimensions Showcases Award-Winning Compliance Solutions at HCCA 2015NetDimensions Showcases Award-Winning Compliance Solutions at HCCA 2015
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

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Mark Roberts' NEW COUNTRY to Open at Cherry Lane Theatre in MayMark Roberts' NEW COUNTRY to Open at Cherry Lane Theatre in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Following a career as an stand-up comedian, actor and writer, Mark Roberts is set to premiere New Country, his eighth play, at the Cherry Lane Theatre on May 16-June 20. Best known for his TV work on Two and a Half Men and Mike & Molly, Roberts trained as an actor and began his theater career in 1982 outside Chicago, where he first worked with New Country's director David Harwell. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: April 20-26, 2015What's Playing on Broadway: April 20-26, 2015
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 20, 2015

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of April 20-26, 2015?. (more...)

March Home Sales and Prices Spring HigherMarch Home Sales and Prices Spring Higher
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

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BC/EFA's EASTER BONNET Competition Kicks Off Today with Kristin Chenoweth and MoreBC/EFA's EASTER BONNET Competition Kicks Off Today with Kristin Chenoweth and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

A bevy of Broadway's best, including Kristin Chenoweth, Gavin Creel, Andrea Martin, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Helen Mirren, Matthew Morrison and more than 200 of Broadway and Off-Broadway's most talented performers, will come together this week for the 29th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition. (more...)

Cylance Releases Results From Unprecedented Public Tests of Next-Generation Antivirus Cylance Releases Results From Unprecedented Public Tests of Next-Generation Antivirus
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

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David Adkins, Kate Baldwin, Greg Edelman, Alison Fraser and More Set for Berkshire Theatre Group's 2015 Summer Season; Casting Announced!David Adkins, Kate Baldwin, Greg Edelman, Alison Fraser and More Set for Berkshire Theatre Group's 2015 Summer Season; Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Berkshire Theatre Group and Artistic Director/CEO, Kate Maguire, are thrilled to announce the casting for Berkshire Theatre Group's 87th summer season. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre to Present AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, 5/12-31Bristol Riverside Theatre to Present AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, 5/12-31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Community and collaboration are the watchwords of Bristol Riverside Theatre's production of Henrik Ibsen's An Enemy of the People, running May 12-May 31. Co-directed by Susan D. Atkinson and Amy Kaissar, the high-voltage drama, which concludes BRT's Mainstage Season, features an ensemble of professional actors Keith Baker, Kevin Bergen, Mark Collmer, Brian Brillinger, Laura Giknis, Marc LeVasseur, Shamus Hunter McCarty, P. Brendan Mulvey and Sabrina Proffitt performing alongside Bucks County community members. The production is supported in part by a generous grant from PECO. (more...)

Ford and Sony Bring Premium Home Audio Technology to 2016 Ford Explorer PlatinumFord and Sony Bring Premium Home Audio Technology to 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Because every great adventure is made perfect by the ideal soundtrack, the new Ford Explorer Platinum features an exclusive Sony audio system with two industry-first technologies - Live Acoustics and Clear Phase. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Go Behind the Scenes of ON YOUR FEET!'s 'Journey to Broadway'STAGE TUBE: Go Behind the Scenes of ON YOUR FEET!'s 'Journey to Broadway'
by Stage Tube - Apr 20, 2015

On Your Feet! - the new Broadway musical based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY® winning international superstar Gloria Estefan, who has sold over 100 million albums worldwide, and her husband, 19 time GRAMMY® winning legendary producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan - will come to New York later this year. In anticipation, the show has unveiled a new web series, detailing the production's behind the scenes journey. Check out the first episodes below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Laura Osnes and Steven Pasquale Perform 'If I Loved You' from Lyric Opera's CAROUSELSTAGE TUBE: Laura Osnes and Steven Pasquale Perform 'If I Loved You' from Lyric Opera's CAROUSEL
by Stage Tube - Apr 20, 2015

The Chicago Tribune just unveiled an intimate video of Laura Osnes and Steven Pasquale -- current stars of Lyric Opera of Chicago's CAROUSEL -- performing 'If I Loved You'. Click below to watch the duet! (more...)

James Levine to Conduct UN BALLO IN MASCHERA at the MetJames Levine to Conduct UN BALLO IN MASCHERA at the Met
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Met Music Director James Levine will lead a starry revival of Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera, opening April 23 and continuing for four additional performances through May 9. (more...)

Lynda Carter to be Honored at 14th Annual Women Who Care AwardsLynda Carter to be Honored at 14th Annual Women Who Care Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Edward R. Matthews, CEO of United Cerebral Palsy of New York City (UCP of NYC), and Loreen Arbus, Founder & Chair of Women Who Care, announced today that Lynda Carter, actress and singer, will be honored at the Women Who Care Awards, to be held Thursday, May 7th at Cipriani 42nd Street. The luncheon benefits United Cerebral Palsy of New York City and celebrates the accomplishments of extraordinary women as professionals, philanthropists and caregivers, who have broken glass ceilings and inspired others through their professional and charitable endeavors. Ms. Carter will receive The Women Who Care Luella Bennack Philanthropy Award. (more...)

Hal Prince Visits Kristin Chenoweth & Cast Backstage At ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURYHal Prince Visits Kristin Chenoweth & Cast Backstage At ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 20, 2015

The original director checks out the revival of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY! (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 4/19/15Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 4/19/15
by - Apr 20, 2015

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 4/19/2015. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis -  4/20INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 4/20
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 20, 2015

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS, part of our new Industry Insights section that will feature insider industry information, commentary and insights! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, 4/19/2015. (more...)

Pegasus Theatre Chicago to Present 'Spring Muse' Fest, 5/19-28Pegasus Theatre Chicago to Present 'Spring Muse' Fest, 5/19-28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Pegasus Theatre Chicago announces a 'Spring Muse: Hope & Justice' festival, May 19 - 28 at Chicago Dramatists, 1105 W. Chicago Ave., presented in conjunction with the World Premiere of Steven Simoncic's 'Ghost Gardens'. Pegasus presents three unique performances including Rachel DuBose's 'The Healer', stories of love and strength with 'Project Hope' by Hope 31:9, and 'Still I Rise' showcasing multidisciplinary female artists of color. Tickets are $10 each performance and patrons can purchase a special $25 festival pass. Patrons can also purchase a festival pass plus 'Ghost Gardens' tickets for $40. For more information visit www.PegasusTheatreChicago.com (more...)

NBCUniversal Announces Eighth Annual 'Green is Universal Earth Week CelebrationNBCUniversal Announces Eighth Annual 'Green is Universal Earth Week Celebration
by TV News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Continuing its role as an industry leader in promoting sustainability, NBCUniversal's Green is Universal initiative will celebrate its eighth annual Earth Week with an exciting new slate of environmentally themed programming, employee activities and public awareness initiatives. (more...)

Divas, Drama, Romance! Meet the Full Cast of LIVING ON LOVE, Opening Tonight on BroadwayDivas, Drama, Romance! Meet the Full Cast of LIVING ON LOVE, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 20, 2015

Four time Grammy Award winner Renee Fleming makes her Broadway debut alongside Tony Award nominee Douglas Sills, two-time Emmy Award nominee Anna Chlumsky, Jerry O'Connell, Blake Hammond and Scott Robertson in Living on Love by two-time Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro, based on the play Peccadillo by Garson Kanin, and directed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall. Living on Love opens tonight, April 20, 2015 at the Longacre Theatre. Scroll down to learn more about the cast and watch interviews with the company! (more...)

Despite Slugfest, Newlin Wins The Day For Florida VictimDespite Slugfest, Newlin Wins The Day For Florida Victim
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

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BC/EFA's BROADWAY BARES: SOLO STRIPS 2015 Will Steam Up 42West in May; Tickets Now on Sale!BC/EFA's BROADWAY BARES: SOLO STRIPS 2015 Will Steam Up 42West in May; Tickets Now on Sale!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Broadway Bares gets up close and personal as the 2015 Bares season gets underway with Broadway Bares Solo Strips at 9 pm on Sunday, May 10, 2015, at 42West (514 West 42nd Street, NYC). (more...)

Broadway Ticket Buying Guide: April 20-26, 2015Broadway Ticket Buying Guide: April 20-26, 2015
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 20, 2015

Welcome to BroadwayWorld's: The Broadway Ticket Buying Guide. Below, you will find weekly updates on full priced tickets, discounts, availability for the hottest productions, and locations for shows playing the Great White Way! Catch up on all the latest stats so that you can see your favorite productions at the best price! (And make it there on time). (more...)

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Presents FRENCH REVERIES & PASSIONS FESTIVAL, 5/3-24The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Presents FRENCH REVERIES & PASSIONS FESTIVAL, 5/3-24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2015

Guest conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) in three weeks of programs that focus on symphonic and operatic repertoire by Ravel, Debussy and Messiaen, as part of the French Reveries & Passions festival, which begins May 3. In addition to three CSO programs, the three-week festival also includes recitals by two young French pianists, an evening of jazz by French artists, chamber music performed by CSO musicians and the CSO's Judson and Joyce Green Creative Consultant Yo-Yo Ma, a performance by the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, and a public discussion between the CSO's Creative Director of Beyond The Score® Gerard McBurney and the Art Institute of Chicago's David and Mary Winton Green curator and Impressionist expert Gloria Groom. (more...)

Carol Burnett Tribute Comes to ChicagoCarol Burnett Tribute Comes to Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2015

Celebrated performer Hilary Ann Feldman brings her newest show "Laughing Matters: the Life and Laughs of Carol Burnett" to Davenport's, 1383 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Saturday May 9, 16 and 23. There is an $18 cover charge with two-drink minumum. Due to high demand, reservations are recommended by calling 773-278-1830 or online at DavenportsPianoBar.com. (more...)

National Foreclosure Inventories Continue To DeclineNational Foreclosure Inventories Continue To Decline
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2015

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Chicago Philharmonic Releases Schedule of Upcoming 2015-16 SeasonChicago Philharmonic Releases Schedule of Upcoming 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2015

Chicago, IL – (April 16, 2015) The Chicago Philharmonic announces its 2015-16 season, Chasing the Sun: Transitions and Transformations. The season explores works written by composers at moments of significant change in their lives or careers. Scott Speck leads the orchestra in his third season as artistic director. “With a beloved masterwork, a virtuoso soloist, and a 21st century composer represented on every concert, the Chicago Philharmonic continues its adventures in direct, urgent, truly relevant music-making,” said Speck. (more...)

Reflections Series International to Perform NATURE'S BOUNTY, 5/21Reflections Series International to Perform NATURE'S BOUNTY, 5/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2015

NEW YORK, NY — On Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 7:30pm, violinist and artistic director Gil Morgenstern's acclaimed Reflections Series International will present its final concert of the 2014-2015 season, “Nature's Bounty,” at Avenues: The World School (259 Tenth Ave.). The program will feature Morgenstern with violinist Harumi Rhodes, violist Kathryn Lockwood, cellist Astrid Schween, and percussionist Yousif Sheronick, performing music and text inspired by composers' personal encounters with both natural and man-made landscapes; immortalizing them through works of unparalleled beauty and drama. This artistic journey, from flowing crystalline streams in China to the haunting terrain of the Middle East to the wide-open prairies of the American Great Plains, includes music by Antonin Dvo?ák, Zhou Long, and Riyad El-Soumbati, along with text from the works of Mary Shelly, Naguib Mahfouz, and Gaetano Cipolla, narrated by Obie Award-winning actor Bill Camp. (more...)

Austin Playhouse Presents CHICAGOAustin Playhouse Presents CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2015

Austin Playhouse presents Chicago by Fred Ebb and John Kander, directed by Michael McKelvey, May 29 - June 28, 2015. Performances are: Thursday - Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 5 p.m. at Austin Playhouse at Highland Mall 6001 Airport Blvd., Austin, TX 78752. (more...)

SRO Presents Princesses and Heroes in Opera, Sunday 4/26SRO Presents Princesses and Heroes in Opera, Sunday 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2015

?The New Jersey State Repertory Opera (SRO) will present its spring benefit concert, “Princesses and Heroes In Opera,” on Sunday, April 26, 2015 at the Van Vleck House and Gardens in Montclair, NJ from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm. (more...)

Rogue Theater Returns with Don Juan in HellRogue Theater Returns with Don Juan in Hell
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2015

Rogue Theater, last seen staging Major Barbara in Andersonville in 2007, ends its eight year hiatus with another George Bernard Shaw classic, Don Juan in Hell. Don Juan is the story of four distinct personalities gathering in Hell to determine the true purpose of humanity. Originally written as the third act of Shaw's Man and Superman (which Rogue produced in 2002), Don Juan is a sharp and biting comedy which lays bare our collective strengths and weaknesses. (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, 4/18 Pt 2- THE KING AND I, ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, FINDING NEVERLAND, and More!Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, 4/18 Pt 2- THE KING AND I, ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, FINDING NEVERLAND, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2015

BroadwayWorld collected as many of yesterday's evening Saturday Intermission Pics as we could to bring you Part 2 of our April 18 #SIP round-up! Check out Part 1 HERE. (more...)

Windy City Playhouse Extends END DAYS through May 3Windy City Playhouse Extends END DAYS through May 3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2015

Windy City Playhouse, Chicago's newest Equity theater, has announced the extension of their production of END DAYS. It runs through April 26 at Windy City Playhouse, 3014 W. Irving Park. (more...)

MATILDA, NEWSIES, and More to Lead Fabulous Fox Theatre's 2015-2016 U.S. Bank Broadway SeriesMATILDA, NEWSIES, and More to Lead Fabulous Fox Theatre's 2015-2016 U.S. Bank Broadway Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2015

The Fabulous Fox Theatre is thrilled to announce its remarkable 2015-2016 U.S. Bank Broadway Series featuring five new hits that are making their St. Louis debuts. (more...)

Economists Offer Status On Current Housing MarketEconomists Offer Status On Current Housing Market
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2015

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