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BWW Exclusive: Ivan Hernandez Joins A CHORUS LINE at the Muny
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Ivan Hernandez has joined the cast of A CHORUS LINE, running at The Muny July 29-August 4. Hernandez will play Zach, joining previously announced: Caley Crawford (Bebe), Rick Faugno (Al), Hannah Florence (Diana), Jolina Javier (Connie), Madison Johnson (Kristine), Sean Jones (Mike), Evan Kinnane (Bobby), Sarah Meahl (Val), Matt Meigs (Larry), Ian Paget (Paul), Justin Prescott (Don), Drew Redington (Mark), Kiira Schmidt (Judy), Bronwyn Tarboton (Maggie), Sharrod Williams (Richie) and Victor Wisehart (Greg) join the previously announced Bianca Marroquin (Cassie) and Megan Sikora (Sheila).??????? (more...)

Mile Square Theatre Presents Annual 7TH INNING STRETCH
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County's leading professional theatre, presents its annual 10-minute play festival, 7th Inning Stretch: 7 10-minute plays about baseball . (more...)

Nobody Can Swing Like Them! Meet the Full Cast of BANDSTAND, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 26, 2017

The brand new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) with music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, opens tonight, April 26, at The Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45 Street). Scroll down to get to know the company before tonight's opening bows! (more...)

New NBC Comedy GREAT NEWS Debuts with Wins in Two Time Slots
by TV News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

The debut of the new NBC comedy GREAT NEWS (1.2/4 in 18-49, 5.2 million viewers overall from 9-9:30 p.m. ET)matches NBC's best rating in the timeslot, excluding last week's special second hour of “The Voice,” since the “This Is Us” season finale on March 14. (more...)

Coheed and Cambria to Launch 'NeverEnder GAIBSIV' Tour This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

The multi-dimensional, progressive-rock band, Coheed and Cambria announced today that they will be touring the US this spring, performing their landmark third album, 'Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV: From Fear Through The Eyes of Madness', in its entirety. (more...)

Parsons Dance Kicks Of 2017 Season At The Joyce Theatre With Three World Premieres, 5/16-5/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Parsons Dance – under the Artistic Direction of David Parsons – will kick off its 2017 season, dedicated to the life and legacy of the company's great friend and dance advocate Alexander J. Dubé,at New York City's historic Joyce Theater from May 16 – May 28.  (more...)

Blossoms Announce Additional Headlining Summer Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Hot on the heels of their first official headlining tour across North America, bonafied British rock stars Blossoms have announced new U.S. tour dates set to take place this summer. (more...)

THE GUN SHOW on Tour to USA and Edinburgh
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Following a sold out run last fall in Portland with CoHo Season 21, this hit co-production of The Gun Show by E.M. Lewis starring Vin Shambry will travel to the renowned Edinburgh Fringe Festival for 3 weeks this summer. (more...)

Jeffrey Siegel to Perform Virtuoso Variations at Harris Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

American pianist Jeffrey Siegel has been a soloist with the world's great orchestras and has collaborated with many of the pre-eminent conductors of our time. In presenting these "concerts with lively commentary" Mr. Siegel offers comments on the work, the composer, even the times in which the work was composed and then gives a virtuosic performance of a piano masterpiece. (more...)

National Asset Services Helps Investors Expediently Divest Retail Center, Avoiding Foreclosure
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

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JUDITH BARRY at Mary Boone Gallery
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

On 6 May 2017, Mary Boone Gallery will open at its Chelsea location imagination, dead imagine, an installation with sound and video projection by JUDITH BARRY. The exhibition is curated by Piper Marshall. (more...)

Virtuoso Guitarist and Composer Gil Gutierrez Makes Jazz Standard Debut
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Gil Gutierrez renowned virtuoso guitarist and composer who's performed at prestigious music halls notably the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall and the Mexican Cultural Institute of the Mexican Embassy in Washington D.C will make his debut appearance at the legendary Jazz Standard in New York City on Wednesday, May 24th. (more...)

Patient Experience Journal Releases Spring 2017 Issue
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

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elbow Announce New Dates & Venue Change; U.S Tour Continues To Sell Out
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

As dates continue to sell-out, this week elbow announced they have added a new date to their forthcoming U.S tour. (more...)

HAMILTON's Celebrated Education Program Makes History Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

The innovative educational program that launched in 2016 at HAMILTON on Broadway, and has subsequently debuted in Chicago and San Francisco, will make history on April 26, 2017 when more than 5,000 students and teachers from Title 1 schools attend matinee performances of the musical at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway, The PrivateBank Theatre in Chicago and at the Orpheum Theater in San Francisco. (more...)

High Concept Labs Announces a New Partnership with 3Arts
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

With its Spring Season in full swing, arts incubator High Concept Labs (HCL) is thrilled to announce a new partnership with 3Arts. This collaboration will connect artists supported through 3AP (3Arts Projects) to HCL's Sponsored Artist Program. For HCL's Spring 2017 Season, Rashayla Marie Brown was selected as an HCL Sponsored Artist to continue developing her project, "Reality is Not Good Enough", which was successfully funded on 3AP in August 2015. (more...)

Mad. Sq. Art Announces Partnership With Artist Josiah McElheny's Prismatic Park
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Prominent, innovative choreographers, dancers, musicians and poets including musicians Limpe Fuchs and Lea Bertucci, choreographers Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener, and poets Joshua Bennett and Monica de la Torre will be in residence as an integral part of Josiah McElheny's outdoor public art project, Prismatic Park, in Madison Square Park from June 13, 2017 through October 8, 2017. (more...)

NOT ABOUT NIGHTINGALES Audience Engagement Events Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

The current state of criminal justice and incarceration in Illinois will be discussed following two performances of Not About Nightingales - the play Tennessee Williams wrote in response to a real-life 1938 atrocity in which four inmates of a Philadelphia prison were literally roasted to death. (more...)

Meg Mac Announces US Tour; Debut Album Due Out This July
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Fresh off the release of her keenly anticipated new single 'Low Blows' and announcement of her forthcoming debut album, Australian artist MEG MAC is pleased to announce that she will be returning to the United States this summer to tour. (more...)

Colorware USA, Inc. Announces Multi-Year Agreement With Variable, Inc. and the Introduction of MeasureColor Mobile
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

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HAPPY KARAOKE FUN TIME! to Celebrate 7th Anniversary This Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Long-running Chicago and Off-Broadway hit HAPPY KARAOKE FUN TIME! will celebrate its 7th Anniversary on Thursday, April 27. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse Announces Three Youth Theatre Summer Camp Experiences
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE is thrilled to announce a series of Youth Theatre Summer Camps, perfect for theatre-loving young people to come, learn and explore their love for theatre this Summer! Youth Theatre Director Donna Inglima comments, "This is our most extensive and exciting series of youth Summer camps ever.  Everything from Hamilton to Panto and three amazing, life-changing experiences for kids of all ages!"  (more...)

WaterTower Theatre Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Joanie Schultz, Artistic Director, today announced details of the Company's 2017-2018 Season. This season marks the first for newly appointed Artistic Director Joanie Schultz, and the 22nd for WaterTower Theatre. (more...)

Ballet Hispanico to Honor Rita Moreno with Lifetime Achievement Award at 2017 Carnaval Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Ballet Hispanico will honor Puerto Rican legendary actress and EGOT winner Rita Moreno with the Toda Una Vida Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by actress Gina Rodriguez, and Ecuadorian-American Pinnacle Group Chairman and CEO Nina Vaca with the Nuestra Inspiracion Award, presented by Ralph de la Vega, the former Vice Chairman of AT&T Inc. and CEO of Business Solutions & International, at its annual Carnaval Gala in The Plaza Hotel's Grand Ballroom, 768 Fifth Avenue, NYC on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 6:30pm. (more...)

Led by THE VOICE, NBC Wins Primetime Week in Key Demo
by TV News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

NBC won five of the week's seven nights among those networks in adults 18-49, prevailing on Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, according to “live plus same day” viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research. (more...)

Betty Buckley to Lead 'Song Interpretation & Monologue' Summer Intensive in Denver
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Tony Award winner, Theater Hall of Fame member and legendary Broadway star Betty Buckley heads to Colorado June 5-9th to lead her sixth annual Denver Song Interpretation & Monologue Workshop, a master class for actors and singers of all levels. (more...)

Mashi Theatre to Take TALES OF BIRBAL on UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

As India celebrates 70 years of independence, Mashi theatre look further back in history, a time of magic, mysticism and storytelling. Tales of Birbal brings fables handed down generation to generation across the Indian sub-continent to stages across the UK for families of all backgrounds, beginning 19 May and running through 19 June 2017. (more...)

365 Data Centers Acquired by Investor and Management Group
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

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Martha Lavey, Former Head of Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Dies at 60
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Martha Lavey, ensemble member and former Steppenwolf Artistic Director, passed away today due to complications from a stroke suffered last Wednesday, April 19. (more...)

THE VIEW UPSTAIRS Teams with Coming Out for Special Event
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

The View UpStairs - the provocative new musical written by Max Vernon, directed by Scott Ebersold and choreographed by Al Blackstone - will partner with Coming Out, a non-profit open-source platform for sharing diverse stories about coming out, for a special event after the performance on Thursday, April 27. Engage with peers, cast and creative members of The View UpStairs, and the Coming Out team as we celebrate the LGBTQ community's vibrant and diverse voices.   (more...)

NHL Playoffs Most-Watched First Round on Cable Since 2012; Most-Streamed First Round in History
by TV News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

On the strength of a record 18 overtime games, dazzling performances by young stars like Auston Matthews and Connor McDavid, and side-by-side coverage for the first time in local markets, NBC Sports Group's Total Audience Delivery (TAD) of the first round of the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs averaged 742,000 viewers, up 4% vs 2016 (713,000 viewers). (more...)

Stage Directors and Choreographers Society Picks Standout Theatrical Moments of the Year!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

On Monday night, April 24th, at its semi-annual Membership meeting, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, the national theatrical union representing stage directors and choreographers across the United States, announced the 2016-2017 Top Ten "Standout Moments." (more...)

Planet Ant to Close 2016-17 Season with FAILURE: A LOVE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Planet Ant will close out its 2016-17 season with the musical play, Failure: A Love Story by Phillip Dawkins April 28 - May 20. (more...)

G-DRAGON Is Back! World Tour Coming To The USA & Canada In July
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

G-DRAGON, top KPOP solo artist and leader of the hottest Korean band, BIGBANG, announced his return today with his third solo tour G-DRAGON 2017 WORLD TOUR ACT ?, M.O.T.T.E. (more...)

Momkus McCluskey Roberts LLC Welcomes New Associate
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

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Alvarez Kings Announce Debut U.S. Headlining Tour For Summer 2017
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

U.K.-based alternative pop quartet Alvarez Kings are heading across the pond this summer for their first-ever U.S. headlining tour, including stops in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, and Milwaukee for a performance at Summerfest 2017. (more...)

Spring Has Sprung For Lard Dog & The Band Of Shy
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

With the days getting longer, Lard Dog & The Band of Shy are gaining momentum as they prepare to dazzle audiences in New York City and around the country with their quirky lyrics and infectious tunes. With new bookings at notable venues and fresh chart topping tunes, the Belopians are prepared to blast into the warmer months to entertain the families of this great nation with fervor and frivolity. (more...)

Chita Rivera to Receive 'Woman of Valor Award' from Victory Dance Project, 6/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Victory Dance Project, under the Artistic Direction of Amy Jordan, will celebrate its third anniversary with three performances, running June 15 – 18 at Manhattan Movement & Arts Center (no performance on June 16). The season will open with a Celebration honoring Broadway legend Chita Rivera, who will be presented with the company's “Woman of Valor Award.” The program, entitled From This Moment On will also include a world premiere as well pieces from the company's repertory.  On June 17 and 18, the program will include special performances by students from Early Mosley's Diversity of Dance company. (more...)

Blind Pilot Announce Co-Headline Tour with Gregory Alan Isakov + Summer Festival Appearances
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Portland sextet Blind Pilot are excited to announce new co-headlining August tour dates with songwriter Gregory Alan Isakov. This run of shows will traverse the Pacific Northwest and include Midwest performances in Chicago, Des Moines and more. (more...)

Pret Launches New Vegetarian Menu so Delicious it's Not Just For Veggies
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

PRNewswire/ Pret's chefs have been hard at work developing the 20 new recipes, which are launching across all US shops on April 25 th. (more...)

Photo Flash: Geva Theatre Center presents the World Premiere of OTHER THAN HONORABLE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Geva Theatre Center presents the world premiere of Other Than Honorable by Jamie Pachino. Other Than Honorable is directed by Kimberly Senior and will be performed in the Wilson Stage from April 25 - May 21. (more...)

Photo Flash: Adam Jacobs, Anthony Murphy, Isabelle McCalla, Jonathan Weir and More Celebrate ALADDIN's Chicago Opening
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

The North American tour of Disney's Aladdin celebrated its opening night in Chicago at Morgan MFG on Wednesday, April 19. The limited premiere engagement runs through September 10, 2017 at Broadway In Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph). Scroll down for photos from the festivities! (more...)

Piven Theatre Workshop Gala to Honor Legendary Founder Joyce Piven
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Piven Theatre Workshop's celebrity alumni are coming home to Chicago for one big night to honor their favorite teacher-legendary founder, Joyce Piven. On Saturday, May 6, philanthropic leaders, community partners and friends of Piven Theatre Workshop from Hollywood, Broadway and around the world will pay tribute to Piven's remarkable 45 years in Chicago theatre at the inaugural Once Upon a Stage gala at Revel Fulton Market in Chicago's West Loop. Notable guests include Jeremy Piven, who will accompany his mother to the gala, Shira Piven, Adam McKay, Ed Asner, Paul Adelstein, Lili Taylor, Aidan Quinn and Chicago's own Billy Dec, Harry Lennix, James Vincent Meredith and Lucas Jade Zumann, among others. (more...)

Tommy Castro, Griffin House, Louis Prima Jr. and More Coming to City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces multi-Blues Music Award winner Tommy Castro and his band The Painkillers, two shows from alternative rock band The Church, genre-mashing Louis Prima Jr. & The Witnesses and more. The following shows go on sale to the public on Thursday, April 27 at noon at citywinery.com/Chicago. (more...)

VIDEO: Get A First Look at CST's SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

We have a first look at the CST production of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE! Check out the video below! (more...)

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, HAND TO GOD, BREAD Premiere and More Set for WaterTower Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Joanie Schultz, Artistic Director, today announced details of the Company's 2017-2018 Season. This season marks the first for newly appointed Artistic Director Joanie Schultz, and the 22nd for WaterTower Theatre. (more...)

Can Can's Chris Pink Named Mayor of Pike Place Market
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

With great excitement, Can Can Kitchen and Cabaret today announced that its artistic director and founder Chris Pink has been named the new Mayor of Pike Place Market. A tradition decades old, Mr. Pink is the third Mayor in the succession and was selected by leaders within the Pike Place Market vendor family, including the very first Mayor, for his keen eye for fun and spectacle, and ability to accent the true wonders that make up the world-famous destination. (more...)

9th American Natya Dance Festival Comes to St. Louis 4/28-30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

The 9th American Natya Festival (ANF) will be celebrated in conjunction with World Dance Day in St. Louis, April 28-30 at Clayton High School's Auditorium. ANF is the only Indian dance drama festival in the United States and is organized by St. Louis-based Soorya Performing Arts. The festival's director, Guru Prasanna Kasthuri, enjoys the efforts to make this dream happen each year, allowing the opportunity to perform and project their ideas beyond the city of St. Louis. "It's a challenge to invite groups of dance drama troupes from across the country to a city of our size. Yet we believe in the art-loving nature of the Indian community and feel they will support this unique venture". (more...)

College Announces Margaret H. Hill Visiting Artist in Residence, Spring Theatre Production
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

The Saint Mary's College Department of Communication Studies, Dance, and Theatre is proud to welcome writer, comedian, and actress Casey Whitaker to campus as this year's Margaret M. Hill Endowed Visiting Artist in Residence. Whitaker is a member of Second City improvisational troupe, who spent a week on campus in March 2015 as part of the Margaret M. Hill Endowed Visiting Artist series. Whitaker is directing Saint Mary's theatre students in the spring production, a play titled Lucky, Liar, Loser, which she wrote herself. The play will run April 27-30 in Little Theatre. (more...)

INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH Extends to 6/17 at 16th Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

16th Street Theater's 10th Anniversary Season continues with the National New Play Network rolling world premiere of INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH by KAREN ZACARÍAS adapted from the novel by LUIS ALBERTO URREA and co-directed by ANN FILMER and MIGUEL NUÑEZ, April 13 - June 17, 2017 at North Berwyn Park District's 16th Street Theater, 6420 16th Street in Berwyn. (more...)

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