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American Rhythmic Center Offers Free Dance Classes, 1/2-8
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

The American Rhythm Center (ARC), Chicago's shared education, rehearsal and special-event facility for dance, kicks off the new year with its New Year's DANCE Free-4-All, a week of FREE classes January 2-8 at in the historic Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 300, Chicago. (more...)

Rice Shepherd School Musicians Selected For 2017 Global Academy Fellowship
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Six Rice University students have been selected to participate in the New York Philharmonic Global Academy Fellowship Program. (more...)

Joffrey Academy of Dance Announces 2017 Winners Of Choreographic Competition
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, announces the recipients of the seventh annual Winning Works Choreographic Competition: Shannon Alvis, Sean Carmon, Karen Gabay and Jimmy Orrante. (more...)

ESPN2 to Present Women's College Basketball: UConn vs Notre Dame Today
by TV News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

The top two teams in women's basketball will go head to head Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN2. UConn and Notre Dame, No. 1 and No. 2 respectively, are both undefeated going into this matchup. UConn currently holds an 82-game winning streak. (more...)

Eveo Wins Six Heathcare Industry Awards
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

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Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Todd Anderson
by Broadway's Backbone - Dec 7, 2016

In this episode: Todd Anderson began is career with Twyla Tharp, made his Broadway debut with Hugh Jackman, and then went on to cover 36 tracks in 4 different companies as Wicked's universal swing. He grew up in Texas in the 80s when being 'different' wasn't always easy. With the mantra of 'I just never thought I couldn't,' he pounded the pavement, dancing with the skill of finding his quiet place to survive the concrete jungle. (more...)

Ten Talented Directors Imagining the 56th Season of Utah Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Utah Shakespeare Festival Artistic Directors David Ivers and Brian Vaughn recently announced a slate of ten highly-creative, talented and experienced directors for the Festival's 2017 season. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Announces 2017 Professional Advancement Programs
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

In the summer of 2017, The School at Jacob's Pillow, a world renowned center for professional dance training will present Professional Advancement Programs in Ballet, Contemporary, Musical Theatre Dance, and a Tap Program led by Michelle Dorrance. (more...)

Duetto and TravelClick Launch Automated Demand360-Driven Revenue Strategy with KSL Resorts
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

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Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Presents HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, 12/17
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera will be presenting the annual family holiday tradition, Home for the Holidays, on Saturday, December 17 at 7:30pm and Sunday, December 18 at 3:00pm at the Tivoli Theatre. (more...)

Theatre Royal Presents the Scottish Premiere of THE COMMITMENTS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

The Scottish premiere of The Commitments will hit all the right notes as it opens on Monday ahead of its three-week run at Theatre Royal, Glasgow. (more...)

Dumpstaphunk, Henhouse NYE, Bawdy Stories, Dirtwire and More at Martyrs'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

See what's going on this week at Martys'! (more...)

Anthony Caliendo Signs Publishing Deal With CelebrityPress To Co-Author New Book
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Anthony Caliendo has joined best-selling author Brian Tracy along with a select group of experts and professionals, to co-write the forthcoming book titled, Cracking the Code to Success. Nick Nanton, Esq., as well as business partner, JW Dicks, Esq., the leading agents to Celebrity Experts worldwide, recently signed a publishing deal with Caliendo to contribute his expertise to the book, which will be released under their CelebrityPress imprint. (more...)

BWW Blog: Alyssa Sileo - Songs That Sum Up the Holiday Season
by Guest Blogger: Alyssa Sileo - Dec 7, 2016

Merry December, Drama Kids! This is the month in which we replace our mugs of throat coat with mugs of hot chocolate and sit in Holiday Cabaret techs for hours. Our celebrations are particularly shiny this time of year-so here comes a Songs That Sum Up With Lots of Tinsel. (more...)

Under Armour To Ring The Opening Bell At The New York Stock Exchange
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

NEW YORK, Dec. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Today, Under Armour (NYSE: UA, UAA), a global premium performance apparel, footwear, and equipment brand, will ring The Opening Bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). (more...)

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Presents LOST IN THE STARS, 1/28
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, in partnership with CAP UCLA, presents the first Los Angeles performance since the 1950s of LOST IN THE STARS Kurt Weill's powerful, uncompromising social indictment of apartheid-era South Africa, on Saturday, January 28, 8 pm, and Sunday, January 29, 2017, 7 pm, at UCLA's Royce Hall.  (more...)

Hawai'i Symphony Presents HOLIDAY POPS, 12/11
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Enjoy a well-deserved break from the hustle and bustle of the holidays with the Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra (HSO) at its annual Holiday Pops concert, featuring Maestro Rob Fisher and Grammy-nominated vocalist Natalie Ai Kamauu, at 4 pm on Sunday, December 11. (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre Hires Jillian Abbinanti as First Education Director
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre's Executive Director Jeannie Lukow is proud to announce the hiring of the organization's first education director, Jillian Abbinanti. Abbinanti begins Monday, Dec. 12 in this new position that is charged with creating and building integrated education offerings for children, teens, professionals and hobbyists. In addition to creating and directing the new Education Outreach program and Summer Camp program, she will oversee the established School at Porchlight's professional and hobbyist class offerings, ensuring all education activities align with Porchlight's strategic goals. (more...)

The Granada Theatre Announces LINER NOTES with Rita Wilson and Friends
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Rita Wilson, the talented actress, film producer, and Broadway star, brings her vocal and songwriting talents to the stage at The Granada Theatre with Liner Notes: Songwriters, Stories and Music, on Saturday March 11, 2017. Special guests Billy Steinberg, Richard Marx and MoZellawill join Wilson for an intimate evening with talented songwriters performing and sharing the stories behind their music. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 11/29/2016 - 12/6/2016
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BoHo Announces Directors for 2017 Season, Featuring URINETOWN and More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

BoHo Theatre is excited to announce directors for its upcoming 2017 season. BoHo is focused on bringing people together through an eclectic mix of musicals, dramas, and classic plays, inspiring its community to make caring, thoughtful relationships the highest priority. (more...)

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble proudly announces its 2017 Season, "The Mind/Body Connection." The season includes three new plays linked under this mind/body connection and told from distinctly female perspectives.  These bold works explore how we separate our primal, instinctive physical beings from our intellectual and emotional selves. The season will be performed at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 N. Ridge Avenue in Chicago.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Rehearsals of TUTS' INTO THE WOODS Starring Emily Skinner, Nick Bailey, Jeremy Hays and More; Opening Tonight!
by Stage Tube - Dec 6, 2016

Tony Award-nominated actress Emily Skinner will head up an all-star cast for a newly conceptualized production of INTO THE WOODS at Theatre Under The Stars, beginning tonight, December 6th through the 18th.  Check out the videos below of the rehearsals and a first look at the stage below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Tom Irwin and More in THE CHRISTIANS at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Steppenwolf continues its 41st season with the Chicago premiere of Lucas Hnath's The Christians directed by ensemble member K. Todd Freeman. Previews began on December 1, 2016 (press performances are Saturday, December 10 at 3pm and Tuesday, December 13 at 7:30pm; opening night is Sunday, December 11) and the production runs through January 29, 2017 in the Downstairs Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Ma-Yi Theatre Company to Premiere Rock Musical PEER GYNT & THE NORWEGIAN HAPA BAND
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

The Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning Asian-American Off-Broadway MA-YI THEATER COMPANY will present the World Premiere of PEER GYNT & the Norwegian Hapa Band, a new rock musical by Michi Barall, with music by Paul Lieber and Matt Park. (more...)

Shelfbucks Acquires Portfolio of Patents Covering Technology for In-Store POP Display Execution, Compliance, Performance Measurement
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

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Winifred Haun & Dancers Presents TRASHED, 3/18-19
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Winifred Haun & Dancers will present the premiere of an all new international artistic collaboration, “Trashed,” on March 18 & 19 at Aloft Circus Arts.  Trashed is choreographed by Winifred Haun and renowned Australian Circus Art, Emma Serjeant, who will also perform in the work. (more...)

Raul Esparza, Constantine Maroulis & More Join ASTEP's Christmas Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Raul Esparza, Constantine Maroulis and Sean Zuni Green to join the lineup at Artists Striving to End Poverty's Eighth Annual New York City Christmas: A Concert to Benefit ASTEP, taking place on Monday, December 12 at 7:00 PM at Joe's Pub at The Public in New York City. Additional exclusive experiences from Cats the Musical on Broadway and Wicked have been added to the special auction through Charitybuzz, featuring opportunities from Hamilton, 'Kristin Chenoweth's National Tour', and set visits to shows such as Law & Order: SVU with star Raul Esparza. (more...)

28th Annual Gypsy of the Year Raises $4.4M for BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

After six dedicated weeks of fundraising, the brightest stars from Broadway and Off-Broadway's biggest hits shared one-of-a-kind performances at the 28th annual Gypsy of the Year and the grand total is in! (more...)

NBC Dominates Ratings Week with Seven of Nine Most-Watched Primetime Shows
by TV News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

NBC has dominated the ratings week of Nov. 28-Dec. 4 with seven of the nine most-watched primetime shows on the Big 4 networks – two NFL telecasts, “Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love,” two editions of “The Voice,” “This Is Us” and “Christmas in Rockefeller Center.” (more...)

New World Symphony to Launch Project 305
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

New World Symphony, America's Orchestral Academy (NWS), will begin crowdsourcing audio and video content for Project 305, an initiative to create a collaborative symphonic work that reflects the city of Miami through the eyes and ears of its residents. (more...)

Tony Nominee Dan Knechtges to Helm Drury Lane's SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Drury Lane Theatre announces principal casting for disco musical Saturday Night Fever, revised and rewritten for the Drury Lane stage, featuring music and lyrics by The Bee Gees, based on the smash-hit Paramount/RSO Film and the story by Nik Cohn, and adapted for the stage by Robert Stigwood in collaboration with Bill Oaks. This North American version was written by Sean Cercone and David Abbinanti and is helmed by Tony-nominated director and choreographer Dan Knechtges. (more...)

American Theater Company to Launch 'Opening Weekend' Series with MEN ON BOATS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

American Theater Company (ATC) launches its new Opening Weekend program initiative during the first weekend of performances for Men on Boats by Jaclyn Backhaus, directed by ATC Artistic Director Will Davis, Jan. 6-8, 2017 (full run Jan. 6-Feb. 12, 2017). (more...)

Victory Gardens to Stage World Premiere of Marcus Gardley's A WONDER IN MY SOUL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater continues its season with the World Premiere of A Wonder In My Soul, written by ensemble playwright Marcus Gardley and directed by Artistic Director Chay Yew. A Wonder In My Soul runs February 10 - March 12, 2017, with the press performance on Friday, February 17, 2017, at 7:30 pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Stream in the New Year with Shanra J. Kehl's Award-Winning Rom-Com THE MORNING AFTER
by Movies News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Filmmaker Shanra J. Kehl is riding high on her directorial debut “The Morning After” that earned her the Spirit of Independents Award at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival earlier this year. (more...)

Christopher Haydon Announces Cast for the UK Premiere of THE CONVERT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Artistic Director of the Gate Theatre, Christopher Haydon, today announces the cast for the UK premiere of Danai Gurira's The Convert. Following the success of her critically acclaimed Eclipsed, which ran at the Gate in 2015, Gurira's The Convert will open the Gate's Resist! season, a series of plays about rebellion and revolution. (more...)

LUKE BABYLON: THE CHRISTIAN MAGICIAN Coming to Chicago's Annoyance Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Do you believe in magic? Do you believe in God? Prepare to believe in both! Christian magician Luke Babylon is bringing his unique magical, evangelical performance to Chicago's den of iniquity: the Annoyance Theatre. (more...)

WHETHAN: SAVAGE TOUR Headed to the Fox Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

This Song Is Sick presents WHETHAN: SAVAGE TOUR at the Fox Theatre on February 23rd, 2017.  (more...)

Iceland's Secret Solstice 2017 Unveils First Lineup with Foo Fighters and More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Iceland's largest music festival Secret Solstice has been making waves since its first edition in 2014, with a concept that several media outlets have dubbed it “the world's most unique music festival.” And now they've lifted the lid on their initial lineup announcement for their 4th edition in 2017, taking place in the capital city Reykjavik on June 16-18, 2017 during the epic summer solstice featuring 72 hours of sunlight. (more...)

OneNeck IT Solutions Receives US West Area - Service Partner of the Year Award From Cisco
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

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Plays by Anna Ziegler, Tanya Saracho and More Set for 2017 Powers New Voices Festival at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

The Old Globe today announced it will present the fourth annual New Voices Festival-with a new moniker: the Powers New Voices Festival, a weekend of readings of new American plays by professional playwrights, playing January 13 - 15, 2017. (more...)

Halcyon Theatre Co-Presents Midwest Premiere of AMERICAN HWANGAP
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Halcyon Theatre hosts Chicago company A-Squared Theatre to co-produce the Midwest Premiere of Lloyd Suh's American Hwangap. Directed by Helen Young, American Hwangap runs February 24 through April 1, 2017 at Halcyon Theatre located in residence at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3253 W. Wilson Avenue, on Chicago's north side. (more...)

Cavalia Premieres ODYSSEO in Mississauga!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Following two very successful engagements in Toronto in 2012 and 2015, Odysseo by Cavalia returns to Ontario next summer with its debut run in Mississauga. The $30 million theatrical extravaganza that expands the definition of performance into an epic and soulful experience, will be presented under the White Big Top next to the Hershey Centre in Mississauga starting Wednesday, June 28, 2017, with matinee and evening shows scheduled through Sunday, July 16 2017. Tickets for Odysseo by Cavalia in Mississauga are now on sale at www.cavalia.net or by calling 1-866-999-8111. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Joel Grey Honored with York Theatre Company's Oscar Hammerstein Award
by Walter McBride - Dec 6, 2016

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THRONES! THE MUSICAL PARODY Extends Through 1/1
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Six Actors! 51 Roles! Six Seasons! Royal Mile Entertainment is thrilled to announce that the smash-hit, critically-acclaimed, Los Angeles Premiere of THRONES! THE MUSICAL PARODY, written by Chris Grace, Zach Reino, Al Samuels, Nick Semar and Dan Wessels, choreography by Kimberly McVicar and directed by John Flynn is EXTENDING through SUNDAY, JANUARY 1 at the Hudson Mainstage Theatre, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood.   (more...)

Disturbed Earns Grammy Nomination for Best Rock Performance for 'The Sound of Silence'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Warner Bros. Records / Reprise artist Disturbed have earned a Grammy nomination in the Best Rock Performance category for 'The Sound of Silence (Live on CONAN).' (more...)

The CITYPAK Project Distributes over 36,000 Custom Backpacks to Homeless
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

The CITYPAK Project, a not-for-profit organization that works to distribute custom-designed backpack to homeless throughout the United States and Canada, distributed over 11,000 PAKs in 2016, including return visits to CITYPAK's home town of Chicago, IL, the San Francisco Bay Area, Maui, HI, Detroit, MI, St. Louis, MO, Toronto, Canada, and many others. Working with local partners in each city, The CITYPAK Project has distributed over 36,000 Paks in 86 cities since the organization's inception in 2012.  (more...)

Geoff Tate, Jon B., Josh Ritter and More Coming Up at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter Geoff Tate, 90's R&B artist Jon B, Russian crossover artist Emin, Academy of Country Music award-winner Jack Ingram and more. (more...)

Open Communication On The Open Road
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

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