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46th Street Theatre (New York, NY)
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Based on the play Chicago by Maurine Dallas Watkins

Escrito por Fred Ebb y Bob Fosse, con música de John Kander y letras de Fred Ebb, Chicago ha sido visto por más de 17 millones de espectadores en todo el mundo, y ha recaudado la espectacular cifra de más de 850 millones de dólares. Ambientado en medio de la extravagante decadencia de los años 20, este musical cuenta la historia de Roxie Hart y Velma Kelly, dos mujeres ambiciosas encerradas por crímenes pasionales, que luchan por conseguir el favor de Billy Flynn, un famoso abogado que utiliza a la prensa sensacionalista para conseguir la libertad de sus clientes.


First Look At Rehearsals For West End THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 2, 2014

A first look at the cast hard at work in rehearsal for the West End iteration of acclaimed historically-based Kander & Ebb musical THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS is now available to view. (more...)

Gluck & Wallis Pal Around Behind The Scenes Of ANNIE Remake
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 2, 2014

A new behind the scenes photo featuring the director and the title star from the forthcoming big screen edition of beloved family-friendly musical ANNIE is now available to view in anticipation of the film's December release. (more...)

Blackbaud to Acquire MicroEdge
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Under the purchase agreement for the transaction, Blackbaud will acquire all of the outstanding equity interests of MicroEdge for an aggregate purchase price of $160 million. The closing of the transaction is expected to occur in the fourth quarter of 2014, subject to customary closing conditions, including the expiration or termination of the applicable waiting periods under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvement Act of 1976, as amended. Blackbaud expects to finance the acquisition with cash on hand and borrowings under its existing credit facility. (more...)

Class Act Books Announces Latest Books
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

This month's releases from Class Act Books combine Romance with Mystery and Science Fiction: 'Crushed Love, Well Shaken' by Bob Young. Bob Young has contributed several novels to the Class Act Books titles. 'Crushed Love Well Shaken' is a romance set during World War II which has repercussions in the present. Death is Overdue by RW Weiss. Authored by a newcomer to Class Act Books, RW Weiss' novel is a mystery set in the wilds of Wyoming as a retired Chicago detective unravels the reason behind a brutal murder. 'Variation on the Theme of Man' by Toni V Sweeney. This Sci-Fi romance by award-winning auhor Toni V. Sweeney features a prudish Federation assassin, his partner, a mutant with the ability to change sex at will, and that partner's Other Self, a shy young woman named Deirdre...and what happened when the agent and the lady fall in love. Class Act Books recently celebrated its first anniversary under new ownership. The company offers award-winner and international authors as part of their goal to match the genre to the reader. (more...)

Marvel Comics & Wizard World Share 'God of Thunder #25' Exclusive Cover by Tom Raney at Nashville Comic Con
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Marvel Comics and Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) today revealed the latest edition of its 2014 series of exclusive variant covers of the best Marvel titles with the unveiling of God of Thunder #25, drawn by noted artist Tom Raney. (more...)

Maroon 5 Announce Details For Upcoming World Tour Launching February 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Multi platinum-selling and Grammy Award-winning rock band, Maroon 5, revealed details today for THE MAROON 5 WORLD TOUR 2015 in support of the band's fifth studio album, V. (more...)

REELZ Celebrates Wedding of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie with BRANGELINA: MR. AND MRS. HOLLYWOOD, 9/4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

REELZCHANNEL today announced that the network will air OK! TV produced television special "Brangelina: Mr. and Mrs. Hollywood" to commemorate the nearly decade long romance and recent surprise wedding of Hollywood's reigning power couple (more...)

Omnitracs to Acquire XRS Corporation
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Omnitracs, LLC, a leading provider of fleet management solutions to transportation and logistics companies, today announced that it has agreed to acquire XRS Corporation (XRSC), a leader in mobile fleet optimization software. Subject to the terms and conditions of the definitive agreement, Omnitracs will pay $5.60 per share of XRS, which equates to $178 million in equity value. (more...)

Scoop: SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE - *Season Finale* on FOX - Wednesday, September 3, 2014
by TV Scoop - Sep 2, 2014

Get all the scoop on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE - *Season Finale*, airing on FOX on Wednesday, September 3, 2014! (more...)

Ariba Commerce Summits 2014: Disrupt and Innovate
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

“Business networks are the most efficient, effective way to discover, connect and collaborate with a global network of partners and transact business. And they're changing the way that business is done,” said Tim Minahan, CMO, SAP Cloud. “The 2014 Ariba Commerce Summits are unique one-day forums through which companies can learn how to leverage the insights and intelligence of entire communities to break down the barriers to collaboration and fuel new ways of operating that transform their business in ways never thought possible.” (more...)

BWW Preview: BOARDWALK EMPIRE Final Season: 'No One Goes Quietly'
by Jessica Naftaly - Sep 2, 2014

It's almost time for the newest and final season of “Boardwalk Empire” to premiere on September 7th on HBO. While no one wants to see it go, we all wait in baited breaths for what is sure to be a killer finale (both literally and figuratively knowing this show!). So while we all say “too soon, too soon” at the shows upcoming eight episode series finale, we'll raise our glasses “to the lost” in Jimmy Darmody style and watch it go out with a bang. (more...)

Graphic Design Website Ranks Top 20 Best Visual Communications Degree Programs
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The 20 most outstanding visual communications degrees in the United States are now featured in a new article by Graphic Design Degree Hub. Titled 'Top 20 Best Visual Communications Degree Programs,' the online piece represents an ambitious survey of accredited colleges and universities. The article is available now on Graphic Design Degree Hub, which is a web guide to careers, education and financial aid in the visual arts. (more...)

Benicio del Toro to Receive San Sebastian Festival's Donostia Award
by Movies News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Benicio del Toro to receive the Donostia Award at the 62nd edition of the San Sebastian Festival. The actor will play the leading part in 'Escobar: Paradise Lost', closing film of the Pearls section 09-02-2014 (more...)

The Public Theatre Presents Free Production of A WINTER'S TALE and More in September
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2014

Featuring Public Works' signature blend of professional actors, community partner organizations, and special guests, Public Works' THE WINTER'S TALE will explode with authentic performances that come together to tell Shakespeare's beloved fable of hard-won joy and the promise of renewal for just three nights at the Delacorte in Central Park. (more...)

Opera Australia Announces ANYTHING GOES Australian Tour Cast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2014

Opera Australia Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini AM and leading Australian theatre producer John Frost AM today announced the principal cast for their new production of Cole Porter's smash-hit musical comedy Anything Goes, which will tour Australia in 2015. (more...)

Marti Pellow Returns in BLOOD BROTHERS Nov 3-15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2014

West End star and multi-platinum selling artist Marti Pellow reprises his role of Narrator in Blood Brothers exclusively for Glasgow audiences, starring alongside Maureen Nolan as Mrs Johnstone, November 3-15. Performances are: Mon - Sat eves 7.30pm, Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - JERSEY BOYS
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 31, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. The craziness is almost upon us, but there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's JERSEY BOYS below! (more...)

DIRTY DANCING to Play Melbourne and Brisbane Nov. 2014-May 2015
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2014

Leading Australian theatre producer John Frost today announced the international hit musical Dirty Dancing would play in Melbourne and Brisbane in 2015 following its Sydney season. A decade after its World Premiere in Sydney in November 2004, Dirty Dancing will play at the Sydney Lyric Theatre from 28 November this year, then Melbourne's Princess Theatre from March and the Lyric Theatre, QPAC from May. (more...)

Bayou City Theatrics Presents THE LAST FIVE YEARS 9/5-13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2014

THE LAST FIVE YEARS plays a limited engagement with five performances, September 5, 6 at 8:00 p.m., September 7 at 5:00 p.m. as well as September 12 and 13 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase at www.BayouCityTheatrics.com or at the door, though BCT suggests advanced purchases, to secure admission to their intimate venue. (more...)

Theatre Off Jackson Presents THE BUNNER SISTERS 9/18-10/05
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2014

Athena Theatre Project and Theatre Off Jackson present THE BUNNER SISTERS from the novella by Edith Wharton adapted and directed by Julie Beckman, September 18-October 5. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - THE BOOK OF MORMON
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 30, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. The craziness is almost upon us, but there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's THE BOOK OF MORMON below! (more...)

Spinal Surgeon Advises: 'Protect the Back Early in Life to Avoid Injury'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2014

Chicago, Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Young athletes today often participate in sports year round and with increasingly competitive club and school sports, it has become common to choose one sport to specialize at a young age. While this specialization may seem like a competitive edge, new Northwestern Medicine research suggests that repetitive activity in just one sport, high impact or not, may not be a great idea for growing athletes. (more...)

Colorado Ballet Finishes Move into New Building in Denver's Art District on Santa Fe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2014

Colorado Ballet announced today that it has completed the move into its new building at 1075 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204. Construction on the 30,000 square foot building at the north end of Denver's Art District on Santa Fe was completed earlier this month. (more...)

ENCORE Redux Presents SCHACHNER VS. SCHACHNER, 9/12-10/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2014

Announcing the extension of The World Premiere of Schachner Vs. Schachner, a dark autobiographical comedy written and performed by Abby Schachner, Fridays at 8pm from September 12th through October 24th. (more...)

Meryl Streep & Billy Magnussen Behind The Scenes Of INTO THE WOODS
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 30, 2014

An attention-grabbing new production photo from the hotly anticipated big screen edition of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's beloved fairy tale musical INTO THE WOODS is now available to view, showcasing multi-award-winning superstar Meryl Streep as The Witch. (more...)

Zoe Schwartz, Joseph Schupbach and Laura McKenzie Join Forces for TOTALLY CUTE! at Gorilla Tango Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Writers and performers Zoe Schwartz (pictured, left), Joseph Schupbach (pictured, right), and Laura McKenzie (not pictured) join forces this September to bestow upon you 'Totally Cute!' - a classic yet disturbing journey through improvised and finely hewn sketch. 'Totally Cute' runs Friday through Sunday September 19-21, 2014 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

September's Featured Events at Bookworks Includes Deborah Madison Brunch, Lisa Lenard-Cook and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Below are Bookworks' featured events for the month of September. For more information on any of the events, visit bkwrks.com/event. (more...)

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra to Feature Cellist Alisa Weilerstein, 9/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

MILWAUKEE, WIS. 08/28/2014 – The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Edo de Waart present Alisa Weilerstein Plays Elgar on September 19-20, 2014 at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. The concerts feature Ms. Weilerstein performing Elgar's Cello Concerto in E minor along with Britten's “Four Sea Interludes” from Peter Grimes and Dvorák's Symphony No. 8. (more...)

Rightsmith Selected as Shutterstock's Exclusive Reseller in Japan for Enterprise Customers
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Rightsmith Group, a global company that refines, manages, and monetizes digital content for professional rights holders, announced that its Japanese entity, Rightsmith K.K., became the exclusive reseller of the Premier License for Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE:SSTK), a leading global provider of commercial digital imagery and music, in the Japanese market. (more...)

Off-Broadway's Hit THEY CALL ME Q Now on Sale Through 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Due to overwhelming demand, the hit Off-Broadway play THEY CALL ME Q today put a new block of seats on sale through October 18th. The award-winning THEY CALL ME Q opened on June 4th to unanimous rave reviews, led by the Village Voice which lauded the emotionally charged comedy for delivering "a winning tale thanks to author and actor Qurrat Ann Kadwani's dead-on impersonations of New Yorkers and some unselfconscious spoofing of her own immigrant iterations growing up tough in the Bronx." (more...)

Sarah Charlesworth's 1980 Series STILLS Reprised at the Art Institute of Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Stills, a photographic series shown by Sarah Charlesworth (1947-2013) in February 1980, helped to define a photography-driven movement in American art that remains a cornerstone of contemporary art: the Pictures Generation. The series of appropriated newspaper photographs, cropped and blown up to 78 inches tall, depicts people falling or leaping from buildings at life-threatening heights. The very title “Stills” evokes a movie still, or a moment frozen in time. These images are particularly haunting in an era when selfies and social media have partly eclipsed the tabloid press. These over-lifesize images of frozen moments ask us to consider how our most private, existential experiences will play out in the public eye. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ute Lemper Previews 54 Below Return!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Back by popular demand, 54 Below presents renowned international chanteuse and star of Broadway's Chicago Ute Lemper for a return engagement, running September 2-6. (more...)

Staged! to Present PARADE by Jason Robert Brown, 9/20-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Staged! and Tony Award-winning Broadway composer Jason Robert Brown go way back. For the past three years the company has been delighting musical theatre audiences with top-notch production of the composer's work and has the awards and accolades to show for it. This time, Staged! presents JRB's dark and ambitious musical Parade, September 20 through October 12. A dark and compelling look at American justice and racism, Parade won two Tony Awards for its sweeping score and powerful message. (more...)

Mountain Standard Time to Bring Fall Tour to the Fox Theatre, 11/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Z2 Entertainment will present Mountain Standard Time at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, November 15th, 2014. (more...)

VIDEO: Elizabeth Streb and More Take Movement to the Extreme in 'BORN TO FLY' Trailer
by Movies News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Directed by Catherine Gund and featuring Elizabeth Streb and the Streb Extreme Action Company, BORN TO FLY: ELIZABETH STREB VS. GRAVITY will celebrate its opening in New York City on September 10 at FilmForum, followed by its LA debut on September 26th at Laemmle NoHo, followed by a a roll-out in Philadelphia, Portland, OR, San Francisco, Santa Fe, Boston, Detroit and more. Check out the trailer for the documentary film below! (more...)

River North Dance Chicago's 25th Anniversary Season to Open with 'SILVER,' 8/8-11 at Harris Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Celebrating a milestone 25th Anniversary Season, River North Dance Chicago (RNDC) forges into the fall with "Silver: 25th Anniversary Fall Engagement," October 8 - 11, 2014 at the Harris Theater (205 E. Randolph Dr.). Led by Artistic Director Frank Chaves, who "with his spot-on musicality and straight-up embrace of emotion, has set a strong course for River North Dance Chicago" ("Chicago Tribune"), the company celebrates the past while defining the future as they introduce the U.S. premiere of "Flesh" by hot Spanish choreographer Ivan Perez and the world premiere of Chaves's own work "In the End," while reviving a company staple, Sherry Zunker's "Reality of a Dreamer." Tickets ($30 - $75) for the Fall Engagement public performances (Friday, October 10 and Saturday, October 11) are on sale now at www.rivernorthChicago.com and www.harristheaterChicago.org or by calling 312.334.7777. (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Jeremy Jordan, Sierra Boggess & More Set for 54 Below in Coming Months
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

This September and October 54 BELOW presents a lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54thStreet. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

PFP Sets Women's Words Film Fest Lineup, 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Pride Films and Plays announces seven short films and two episodes from Tello Films receiving their Chicago premieres during Pride Films and Plays Women's Words Film Festival at the Public House Theatre (3914 N Clark) on September 15th, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at TimeLine's MY NAME IS ASHER LEV, Now Playing Through 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

TimeLine Theatre Company opens its 2014-15 season-the company's 18th season-with the Chicago premiere of MY NAME IS ASHER LEV by Aaron Posner, based on the best-selling novel by Chaim Potok. MY NAME IS ASHER LEV is directed by Kimberly Senior, the Chicago-based director who after this production next directs Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer Prize-winning play DISGRACED on Broadway. MY NAME IS ASHER LEV runs at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Avenue in Chicago through October 18, 2014 (previews August 22 - 27). Press Opening was last night, Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

BWW Review: It's a One-Man METHTACULAR! Indeed
by M. William Panek - Aug 29, 2014

The doors outside About Face & Justin Brill's production of METHTACULAR! should warn audiences of the show's nudity. (more...)

Annie & Sandy In New Production Photo From ANNIE Remake
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 29, 2014

A new production photo featuring the stars from the forthcoming big screen edition of beloved family-friendly musical ANNIE is now available to view in anticipation of the film's December release. (more...)

CIRQUE SHANGHAI: WARRIORS to Close on Labor Day at Navy Pier
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Only a few performances remain to experience edge-of-your-seat excitement with "Cirque Shanghai: Warriors" at Chicago's Navy Pier Pepsi Skyline Stage, 600 E. Grand Ave. "Cirque Shanghai: Warriors," the summer spectacle encompassing remarkable acrobatics, thrilling daredevil stunts and exhilarating demonstrations from Chinese Kung Fu and Wu Shu masters, will close on Monday Sept. 1, 2014 (Labor Day). Special Labor Day performance times have been added at 2 and 4 p.m. and will mark the end of the summer 2014 run of "Cirque Shanghai: Warriors". (more...)

Chichester's NEVILLE'S ISLAND to Play the Duke of York's Theatre from 10 October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Jamie Hendry Productions is delighted to announce the West End transfer of Chichester Festival Theatre's critically-acclaimed production of Neville's Island which will run at the Duke of York's Theatre from 10th October with opening night for press on 21st October 2014. (more...)

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre to Present THE GOOD FATHER, 9/17-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (MCT) presents the Midwest premiere of THE GOOD FATHER by Christian O'Reilly. This contemporary Irish love story features local artists - and real-life married couple - Laura Gray and Jonathan Wainwright. THE GOOD FATHER performs in the Broadway Theatre Center's Studio Theatre in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward. The show runs September 17 - October 12, 2014. (more...)

Broadway Casting Directors to Appear on ABC's EXTREME WEIGHT LOSS this Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Broadway casting directors Duncan Stewart and Benton Whitley will take center stage on the next new episode of ABC's award-winning reality television series 'Extreme Weight Loss,' airing Tuesday, September 2 at 8pm ET (7pm CT). (more...)

WILD YOUTH CHASE Begins Run at Gorilla Tango on 9/9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

New sketch ensemble Chalkboard Anxiety is pleased to present its premiere sketch show 'Wild Youth Chase' Tuesdays September 9 through September 30, 2014 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $10 online, $12 at the door and can be purchased at gorillatango.com/bucktown or by calling 773-598-4549. All performances take place at Gorilla Tango Bucktown, 1919 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647. (more...)

Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana and More Set for Bucks County Playhouse's OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN FESTIVAL, Beg. 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Bucks County Playhouse Producers Robyn Goodman and Alexander Fraser announce the launch of a musical theatre development program focusing on the importance of lyrics in the creation of new musicals: The Oscar Hammerstein Festival - named in honor of the master writer whose countless accomplishments during his illustrious career include having mentored a young Stephen Sondheim at Hammerstein's Bucks County farm -- is a year-long program that offers expert mentorship to early career composers and lyricists. The Oscar Hammerstein Festival will culminate in a weekend with musical theatre experts, artists, and enthusiasts and various events open to the general public. The Festival will launch September 26 - 28, 2014. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Watch Episode 4 of COVERS Webseries from CHICAGO's Jason Patrick Sands and Brian O'Brien!
by Covers - Aug 28, 2014

From the minds of Chicago co-stars Jason Patrick Sands and Brian O'Brien comes the new Broadway web comedy series 'COVERS.' Directed by Tyler Maynard, 'COVERS' is a heightened-reality, character-driven 'mockudramedy' that follows the story of two competing understudies and the surrounding company of the long-running Broadway musical Chicago. BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you Episode 4 below. (more...)

Photo Flash: E. Faye Butler, Matthew Crowle and More in Porchlight Music Theatre's CHICAGO SINGS DISNEY Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Porchlight Music Theatre kicked off its 20th Anniversary season with a sold-out benefit concert, Chicago Sings Disney featuring the music created by the Walt Disney Studios, Monday, Aug. 25 at Mayne Stage, 1328 West Morse Ave. BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

Scoop: THE GOOD WIFE on CBS - Sunday, September 21, 2014
by TV Scoop - Aug 28, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE GOOD WIFE, airing on CBS on Sunday, September 21, 2014! (more...)

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