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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.




Review Roundup: KID VICTORY Opens at Signature TheatreReview Roundup: KID VICTORY Opens at Signature Theatre
by Review Roundups - Mar 1, 2015

Virginia's Signature Theatre presents the world premiere production of Kid Victory, a new musical from legendary composer John Kander (Chicago, Cabaret) and acclaimed playwright Greg Pierce (Slowgirl). The production began performances at Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre on February 17. It will play for five weeks, through March 22. (more...)

The Cleveland Orchestra Announces 98th SeasonThe Cleveland Orchestra Announces 98th Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2015

The Cleveland Orchestra and Franz Welser-Most have announced details of the Orchestra's 2015-16 season. The year marks the Orchestra's 98th season and the 14th season with Franz Welser-Most as Music Director. (more...)

Chunk Fitness Debuts New Oblique Exercise on WebsiteChunk Fitness Debuts New Oblique Exercise on Website
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2015

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Winners of the 44th Annual George London Foundation Awards Competition for Singers Are AnnouncedWinners of the 44th Annual George London Foundation Awards Competition for Singers Are Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2015

The winners of the 44th annual George London Foundation Awards Competition for young American and Canadian opera singers were announced at the conclusion of the competition's final round this evening, which took place in a front of a capacity audience at Gilder Lehrman Hall at The Morgan Library & Museum in New York City. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look- Interrobang Theatre's REALLY REALLYPhoto Flash: First Look- Interrobang Theatre's REALLY REALLY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2015

Interrobang Theatre Project is pleased to continue its 2014-15 season with the Midwest premiere of REALLY REALLY by contemporary American playwright Paul Downs Calaizzo, directed by Co-Artistic Director James Yost*, playing February 13 - March 15, 2015 at the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave. in Chicago. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the production! (more...)

16th Street Theatre Presents GRAVEYARD EMPIRES16th Street Theatre Presents GRAVEYARD EMPIRES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2015

16th Street Theater is proud to present the world premiere of GRAVEYARD OF EMPIRES written by ELAINE ROMERO and directed by KEVIN CHRISTOPHER FOX March 26 - May 2, 2015 at North Berwyn Park District's 16th Street Theater, 6420 16th Street in Berwyn, with a press opening on Thursday, April 2 @ 7:30 PM. (more...)

Words on Dance Presents Christopher Wheeldon in conversation with Rita Moreno, 4/27Words on Dance Presents Christopher Wheeldon in conversation with Rita Moreno, 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2015

Words on Dance in association with Symphony Space, is proud to present an evening with CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON, featuring the internationally acclaimed choreographer and director in rarely seen television and film clips and a live conversation conducted by the Academy, Tony, Emmy, and Grammy Award-winning actress/singer/dancer RITA MORENO, April 27, 7:00 PM at Symphony Space, 95th Street and Broadway. (more...)

Pending Home Sales Increase in JanuaryPending Home Sales Increase in January
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2015

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FHA Loan Activity Improves in Late FebruaryFHA Loan Activity Improves in Late February
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2015

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Broadway at a Discount- What's Available at TKTS for February 27, 2015!Broadway at a Discount- What's Available at TKTS for February 27, 2015!
by BWW Discount Alert - Feb 27, 2015

TKTS has been a New York City institution for decades, bringing theatre-goers a last-minute way to get tickets for some of Broadway's hottest shows at a discount. TDF operates three TKTS Discount Booths in New York City- Times Square, South Street Seaport, and Brooklyn. Looking for affordable tickets for tonight, February 27, 2015? BroadwayWorld brings you the full list of what's available today below: (more...)

Mimi Bessette, Jesse Lenat & More to Lead DUCK COMMANDER MUSICAL in Las Vegas; Full Cast Set!Mimi Bessette, Jesse Lenat & More to Lead DUCK COMMANDER MUSICAL in Las Vegas; Full Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

After a nationwide search, full casting for the highly anticipated production, DUCK COMMANDER MUSICAL, is now available. Based on the best-selling book The Duck Commander Family by Willie and Korie Robertson, preview performances for DUCK COMMANDER MUSICAL will begin April 8. The production will make its world premiere at the Crown Theater inside Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino on April 15. The talented cast features Broadway veterans and Las Vegas locals who will join the company in celebration of the Robertson family's rags-to- riches story. (more...)

Nordstrom To Open New Store in NorwalkNordstrom To Open New Store in Norwalk
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Seattle-based Nordstrom, Inc., a leading fashion specialty retailer, announced plans to open a full-line store in the new regional shopping center in Norwalk, Conn. being developed by General Growth Properties (NYSE: GGP). The three-level, approximately 150,000 square-foot store is scheduled to open in fall 2018 and will be the company's second full-line store in the state. The company opened its first Nordstrom in Connecticut in 1997 near Hartford at Westfarms Mall in Farmington. (more...)

Baltimore Mayor to Join CHICAGO Touring Cast on Stage for Performance Next MonthBaltimore Mayor to Join CHICAGO Touring Cast on Stage for Performance Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

On Wednesday, March 4, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will make theatrical history when she joins the National Touring cast of Broadway's Tony Award-winning musical smash Chicago, for one performance only at Baltimore's Hippodrome Theatre at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Azealia Banks Announce North American Tour DatesAzealia Banks Announce North American Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Azealia Banks will be bringing her debut album “Broke With Expensive Taste” to life and will be hitting the road this spring with select tour dates across North America and Europe. (more...)

First Floor Theater to Present THE PARANOID STYLE IN AMERICAN POLITICS, 4/19-5/9First Floor Theater to Present THE PARANOID STYLE IN AMERICAN POLITICS, 4/19-5/9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

First Floor Theater continues their acclaimed third season with an explosive world premiere written by Company Member Emmett Rensin, directed by FFT Artistic Producer Will Bishop, and developed collaboratively by the company - a first for FFT - playing April 19-May 9 at The Pentagon Theatre in The Flat Iron Arts Building. Tickets for THE PARANOID STYLE IN AMERICAN POLITICS will be available at http://firstfloortheater.com/. The press opening is Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. (more...)

James Snyder, Klea Blackhurst & More Join Cast of 54 Below's A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCEJames Snyder, Klea Blackhurst & More Join Cast of 54 Below's A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents '54 Sings A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE,' the Outer Critics Circle Award winner for 2003 Best Off-Broadway Musical on Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 7PM and 9:30PM. (more...)

Theatre at the Center Presents ON GOLDEN POND, Thru 3/29Theatre at the Center Presents ON GOLDEN POND, Thru 3/29
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Considered one of the Midwest's leading, professional equity theaters that presents both regional and world premieres featuring the area's finest artists, Theatre at the Center kicks off its 25th Anniversary 2015 season with the beloved classic, Ernest Thompson's ON GOLDEN POND. (more...)

CHICAGO National Tour Coming to Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 4/9-12CHICAGO National Tour Coming to Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 4/9-12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Chicago is BACK IN TOWN and its PURE ENTERTAINMENT! Chicago takes the stage at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza April 9-12. Tickets are on sale now and are available online at theaterleague.com and ticketmaster.com, by visiting the Civic Arts Plaza box office, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd, by calling Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000 or by visiting any Ticketmaster outlet. Groups of 10 or more call 1.866.31.GROUP. (more...)

Feinstein's at the Nikko Announces Lineup for CITY SINGERS for March and AprilFeinstein's at the Nikko Announces Lineup for CITY SINGERS for March and April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Feinstein's at the Nikko announced today the lineup for their "City Singers" series for the months of March and April. The lineup includes jazz singer Opie Bellas, San Francisco's favorite crooner, Russ Lorenson and French chanteuse Betty Roi. Additional performers will be announced at a later date. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jim Gaffigan Releases New Promo for Upcoming Comedy TourSTAGE TUBE: Jim Gaffigan Releases New Promo for Upcoming Comedy Tour
by Stage Tube - Feb 27, 2015

Jim Gaffigan has releases a new promo for his upcoming comedy tour CONTAGIOUS. The tour will stop in Chicago, Seattle, Los Angeles and more. Check it out below! (more...)

Save over 25% on Your Last Chance to See CABARET Before Final Performance 3/29Save over 25% on Your Last Chance to See CABARET Before Final Performance 3/29
by Contests - Broadway - Feb 27, 2015

Golden Globe nominee Sienna Miller (American Sniper, After Miss Julie) returns to Broadway as Sally Bowles alongside Tony winner Alan Cumming ('The Good Wife,' Roundabout's The Threepenny Opera) as the Emcee in Sam Mendes (Skyfall, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Nine and Chicago, the films) Tony-winning production of Cabaret, also starring Tony nominees Danny Burstein (Follies) and Linda Emond (Death of a Salesman). (more...)

Eric Mabius Boards NBC's CHICAGO FIREEric Mabius Boards NBC's CHICAGO FIRE
by TV News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Mabius will play 'Tom Nesbitt, a high-end strip club owner.' (more...)

Dance and Broadway Legend Ruth Page to be Honored at St. Luke's 3/23Dance and Broadway Legend Ruth Page to be Honored at St. Luke's 3/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Dancers Over 40 honors the Chicago Ballet superstar Ruth Page in the tribute, 'A World Apart' on March 23, 2015 at St. Luke's Theatre, 308 West 46th St., NYC at 7PM. (more...)

RSC's DUNSINANE to Play The Wallis, 3/27-4/05RSC's DUNSINANE to Play The Wallis, 3/27-4/05
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts ('The Wallis') welcomes the National Theatre of Scotland and the Royal Shakespeare Company production of Dunsinane written by David Greig and directed by Roxana Silbert for a limited 13-performance engagement beginning Friday, March 27 to Sunday, April 5, 2015 (press opening Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 8pm) in the Bram Goldsmith Theater. (more...)

Textura to Present at the JMP Securities Technology ConferenceTextura to Present at the JMP Securities Technology Conference
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

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Photo Flash: First Look- ON GOLDEN POND at Theatre at the CenterPhoto Flash: First Look- ON GOLDEN POND at Theatre at the Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Considered one of the Midwest's leading, professional equity theaters that presents both regional and world premieres featuring the area's finest artists, Theatre at the Center kicks off its 25th Anniversary 2015 season with the beloved classic, Ernest Thompson's ON GOLDEN POND. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the show below! (more...)

Meryl Streep to Narrate New Documentary SHOUT GLADI GLADIMeryl Streep to Narrate New Documentary SHOUT GLADI GLADI
by Danielle DeSisto - Feb 27, 2015

Meryl Streep is set to narrate the upcoming documentary SHOUT GLADI GLADI, which examines the issues surrounding women's health in Africa. (more...)

Baritone Quinn Kelsey Receives Tenth Annual Beverly Sills Artist AwardBaritone Quinn Kelsey Receives Tenth Annual Beverly Sills Artist Award
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Baritone Quinn Kelsey has been named the recipient of the tenth annual Beverly Sills Artist Award for young singers at the Metropolitan Opera. The $50,000 award, the largest of its kind in the United States, is designated for extraordinarily gifted singers between the ages of 25 and 40 who have already appeared in featured solo roles at the Met. (more...)

Anthony Roach, Nancy Anderson, and More Lead Goodspeed's GUYS AND DOLLS- Full Cast Announced!Anthony Roach, Nancy Anderson, and More Lead Goodspeed's GUYS AND DOLLS- Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Goodspeed Musicals kicks off its 2015 season at the Goodspeed Opera House with the Broadway classic Guys and Dolls. Roll the dice on this winning musical comedy running April 10 - June 20 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. (more...)

Tony Winner Lena Hall Will Depart HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH This SpringTony Winner Lena Hall Will Depart HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Hedwig and the Angry Inch's Tony Award winner Lena Hall will play her final performance as Yitzhak on Saturday, April 4. Hall created the role of Yitzhak at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street) earning rave reviews for her performance being called 'excellent,' (New York Times), 'dazzling' (Harper's Bazaar), 'magnificent' (The Chicago Tribune), and 'simply wonderful' (The Hollywood Reporter). (more...)

ESPN Announces 20th Season of Major League SoccerESPN Announces 20th Season of Major League Soccer
by TV News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

ESPN's 20th season of Major League Soccer – which kicks off with expansion franchises Orlando City SC vs. NYC FC Sunday, March 8 – will feature a new consistent “MLS Soccer Sunday” match window (more...)

Center Stage Co. Presents BLUES BASHCenter Stage Co. Presents BLUES BASH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

The 6th Annual Blues Bash at Centenary College Friday March 20 and Saturday March 21 in the Sitnik Theatre at the David and Carol Lackland Center blends Blues, Americana, and other styles of music in a two - night extravaganza that will be a real treat for music lovers! (more...)

Photo Flash: Four Students to Take PSO Masterclass with Cellist Zuill BaileyPhoto Flash: Four Students to Take PSO Masterclass with Cellist Zuill Bailey
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

On Saturday, March 14, at 2 pm, four students will be coached by the world-class cellist Zuill Bailey in PSO BRAVO! Master It!, presented by the Princeton Symphony Orchestra at the Institute for Advanced Study's Wolfensohn Hall. Mr. Bailey is appearing as a guest soloist with the Princeton Symphony Orchestra the following day in the PSO Classical Series concert Soulful Reflections. Musicians and music enthusiasts will be fascinated by this public masterclass where major works from the cello repertoire will be refined for performance. BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the students below! (more...)

Orion Ensemble Welcomes CYSO Quartet, 3/18Orion Ensemble Welcomes CYSO Quartet, 3/18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

The Orion Ensemble, winner of the prestigious Chamber Music America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, is pleased to welcome the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras' Quattro Voci String Quartet for the final performance of 'Jubilation,' its third concert program of the 2014-15 season. (more...)

The Soloists of La Scala and Nazzareno Carusi to Play at The Wallis, 3/19The Soloists of La Scala and Nazzareno Carusi to Play at The Wallis, 3/19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts ("The Wallis") presents clarinetist Fabrizio Meloni and violist Danilo Rossi -- two renowned soloists of the Orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala and the La Scala Philharmonic Orchestra (I solisti del Teatro alla Scala) join pianist Nazzareno Carusi to perform a program of chamber music by Mozart, Schumann and Schubert on Thursday, March 19 at 8:00 pm. (more...)

New Financial Application CERTAINCENTS Launches TodayNew Financial Application CERTAINCENTS Launches Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Chicago engineer Mitchell Hedditch launched the web application CertainCents this week, designed as a tool to give peace of mind to those just beginning their financial plan or those who need help to get out of debt, but don't have the resources for a financial advisor. He originally developed the system for personal use and after a short time it not only helped him to gain control of his finances, but allowed many of his close friends get to better financial outcomes as well. (more...)

Scoop: CHICAGO FIRE on NBC - Tuesday, March 17, 2015Scoop: CHICAGO FIRE on NBC - Tuesday, March 17, 2015
by TV Scoop - Feb 27, 2015

Get all the scoop on Chicago FIRE, airing on NBC on Tuesday, March 17, 2015! (more...)

Rap Duo EARTHGANG Releases 'Torba' MixtapeRap Duo EARTHGANG Releases 'Torba' Mixtape
by Danielle DeSisto - Feb 27, 2015

Complex premiere's Earthgang's new mixtape, Torba. The rap duo named their mixtape after the number seven in Oromo, one of the oldest ethnic groups inhabiting Ethiopia-which, Earthgang says, is also the 'origin with some of the baddest chicks.' (more...)

Scoop: CHICAGO PD on NBC - Wednesday, March 18, 2015Scoop: CHICAGO PD on NBC - Wednesday, March 18, 2015
by TV Scoop - Feb 27, 2015

Get all the scoop on Chicago PD, airing on NBC on Wednesday, March 18, 2015! (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Jennifer Hudson & Iggy Azalea in Music Video for 'Trouble'VIDEO: First Look - Jennifer Hudson & Iggy Azalea in Music Video for 'Trouble'
by TV News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Iggy Azalea and Jennifer Hudson act out a game of cops and robbers in the hot, new music video for their joint single 'Trouble'! (more...)

VIDEO: Patti LuPone Makes Cameo Appearance in THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLESVIDEO: Patti LuPone Makes Cameo Appearance in THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES
by Stage Tube - Feb 27, 2015

Tony Award-winner Patti LuPone is making a cameo appearance in LA Opera's THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES now Through March 1. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at her appearance! (more...)

Harris Center Presents ALTANHarris Center Presents ALTAN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

One of the most important groups playing traditional Irish music in Ireland and on the world stage for three decades comes to Harris Center for the Arts for just one performance. Altan's commitment to good-natured fun is second only to their commitment to excellence in all things musical, and this concert is no exception. (more...)

BWW Asks - Lady Gaga, Demi Lovato: Who Should Be HEDWIG's Next Yitzhak?BWW Asks - Lady Gaga, Demi Lovato: Who Should Be HEDWIG's Next Yitzhak?
by TV News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

While upcoming casting for Yitzhak will be announced in the coming weeks, BWW contemplates who would be the perfect actress to take over the role? (more...)

River North Dance Chicago to Present Two World Premieres at the Auditorium Theatre, 3/28River North Dance Chicago to Present Two World Premieres at the Auditorium Theatre, 3/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

The Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University's “Made in Chicago” Series continues with River North Dance Chicago (RNDC), Saturday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m., presenting two world premiere pieces in a single evening. The performance features “Beast,” the choreographic debut of RNDC company member Hanna Brictson, and the all-new “the frost that binds” by three-time RNDC guest choreographer Adam Barruch. Led by 2014 Chicagoan of the Year (Chicago Tribune) Frank Chaves, RNDC continues their 25th Anniversary celebration with this versatile, fresh spring performance. Tickets ($27– $67) are available online at AuditoriumTheatre.org, by calling (800) 982-ARTS (2787) or in-person at the Auditorium's Box Office (50 E. Congress Pkwy). (more...)

Marcus Center For The Performing Arts to Present WICKED, Milwaukee Premiere of KINKY BOOTS, and More in 2015-2016 SeasonMarcus Center For The Performing Arts to Present WICKED, Milwaukee Premiere of KINKY BOOTS, and More in 2015-2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

The Marcus Center and Broadway Across America invite you to experience the sounds and splendor of Broadway at the Marcus Center throughout 2015-2016. This season your spirits will be raised to new high-heeled heights with the 2013 Tony Award-winner for best musical, KINKY BOOTS. We invite you to have the time of your life at DIRTY DANCING; see the smash hit direct from Broadway, NEWSIES; the return of the acclaimed masterpiece, CABARET; the winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards including Best Musical, ONCE. WICKED will make its anticipated return to Milwaukee as part of a six-show season package option. (more...)

Skylight Music Theatre Sets 2015-16 Season: MY FAIR LADY, PIRATES OF PENZANCE & MoreSkylight Music Theatre Sets 2015-16 Season: MY FAIR LADY, PIRATES OF PENZANCE & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Skylight Music Theatre announces its productions for 2015-2016 season - a celebration of women. Through five incredible theatre productions Skylight will explore the strength, ingenuity, and resilience of women as they passionately fight both internal and external forces of human nature. Artistic Director, Viswa Subbaraman has selected five equally brilliant female directors. 'I truly believe these women have unique insights into the stories our female characters have to tell,' said Subbaraman. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Lyric Opera of Chicago's TOSCAPhoto Flash: First Look at Lyric Opera of Chicago's TOSCA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents the fiery melodrama Tosca by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924) conducted by Dmitri Jurowski in a new production by John Caird. The new cast opens on Friday, February 27 with 5 performances remaining through Saturday, March 14. Performance dates are Feb. 27, Mar. 3, 14 at 7:30pm; and Mar. 8, 11 at 2pm. (more...)

Royal Blood Wins 'Best British Group' At Brit AwardsRoyal Blood Wins 'Best British Group' At Brit Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Fresh off winning two NME Awards last week for 'Best Live Band' and 'Best New Band', UK duo Royal Blood have won 'Best British Group' at the BRIT Awards (more...)

Darren Criss Pens Original Song 'This Time' for GLEE's Series Finale!Darren Criss Pens Original Song 'This Time' for GLEE's Series Finale!
by TV News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Darren Criss has penned an original song to be performed by Lea Michele in the GLEE series finale. (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Return to The Bushnell, 3/24Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Return to The Bushnell, 3/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world's most popular dance companies, will travel to 18 cities coast-to-coast presenting 80 performances, including a performance Tuesday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m. at The Bushnell's Mortensen Hall in Hartford. Tickets, starting at $25, are on sale now and available online atwww.bushnell.org, by phone at 860-987-5900, or at The Bushnell box office, 166 Capitol Avenue, Hartford. The Hartford engagement of the Alvin Ailey tour is sponsored by Fairview Capital. (more...)

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