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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.


SIGHTING: Miss Nevada Teen USA 2014, Alexa Taylor, Celebrates Sweet Sixteen at Sugar Factory
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2014

Miss Nevada Teen USA 2014, Alexa Taylor, celebrated her Sweet Sixteen at Sugar Factory Town Square in Las Vegas Friday evening, along with close friends and family. (more...)

ArtReach Educational Theatre Presents SPRING AWAKENING, 8/1-3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2014

ArtReach Educational Theatre in partnership with Spotlite Theatrix Production Company is staging Spring Awakening. Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater, Music by Duncan Sheik, Based on the play by Frank Wedekind. (more...)

North Bay Stage Company's CABARET Opens July 25th at Wells Fargo Center for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2014

It's time to return to the Kit Kat Klub in the new 1998 version of the Tony Award musical, CABARET. First time to be performed in the North Bay, the show includes two very different portrayals of the Emcee as director John DeGaetano's production of the musical officially opens July 25th at Wells Fargo Center for the Arts. (more...)

Scoop: CHICAGO FIRE on NBC - Sunday, July 27, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jul 11, 2014

Get all the scoop on Chicago FIRE, airing on NBC on Sunday, July 27, 2014! (more...)

Scoop: CHICAGO PD on NBC - Sunday, July 27, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jul 11, 2014

Get all the scoop on Chicago PD, airing on NBC on Sunday, July 27, 2014! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from First Folio Theatre's THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR
by Stage Tube - Jul 11, 2014

First Folio Theatre presents Shakespeare's classic comedy THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR on its outdoor main stage situated on the scenic slopes of the historic Mayslake Peabody Estate. THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR opens Saturday, July 12 at 8:15 p.m., and runs through August 10, 2014. Guests are encouraged to bring a picnic and enjoy First Folio Theatre's annual 'Shakespeare under the Stars' production, directed by Jeff Award nominee Nick Sandys. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Music Director Manfred Honeck to Make Debut at the Tanglewood Music Center, 7/25-26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

On July 25 and 26, at the Tanglewood Music Center in the Berkshires, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Music Director Manfred Honeck will lead the Boston Symphony Orchestra in works by Beethoven, Mozart, Mendelssohn and Mahler. The weekend marks Honeck's debut at the prestigious summer home of the Boston Symphony. (more...)

Burt Reynolds Institute for Film and Theatre's Cabaret Camp Showcase with Avery Sommers Now Set for 8/26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Donna Carbone, Managing Director of the Burt Reynolds Institute for Film and Theatre (Institute), announced a date change for the Cabaret Camp Showcase to be presented at the Lake Park Mirror Ballroom, inside the Lake Park Town Hall. "We apologize for the confusion. Coordinating the many details that go into a show can be daunting," she said when explaining why changes had to be made. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Steep Theatre's A SMALL FIRE, Now Playing Through 8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Adam Bock's A Small Fire is, at it's heart, a story about family coming together and being ripped apart by the challenges of life. The Steep family has come together to bring this story to the stage. Under the direction of Steep Artistic Associate Joanie Schultz, A Small Fire will feature performances by three Steep Company Members: Melissa Riemer, James Allen and Julia Siple. (more...)

Hamlet Project: Chicago to Present HAMLET as a Drinking Play, 7/18-8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

The Hamlet Project: Chicago, is proud to produce Beth Lopes and Jesse Sharp's THE HAMLET PROJECT: ROUND FIVE, directed by Ryan Imhoff. A HILARIOUS take on the classic HAMLET, that turns the tragic Shakespeare play into a, laugh-out-loud drinking play. (more...)

Are You Following BWW Yet on Twitter & Facebook?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Are you one of the thousands already following BroadwayWorld.com, the biggest theatre site on the net on Twitter and Facebook? (more...)

North Park Lexus New Title Sponsor of Broadway in San Antonio at the Majestic Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Mike Rilley, general manager of the Majestic Theatre, announced today that North Park Lexus of San Antonio has signed as Title Sponsor of the Broadway in San Antonio at the Majestic Theatre Series for the next three seasons. 'We're thrilled to welcome North Park Lexus as our Series sponsor. The prestige of the Lexus brand is an ideal match for the quality Broadway entertainment presented at the iconic Majestic Theatre." (more...)

Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT Ogunquit Playhouse and Broadway Casts Unite
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Members from the former Broadway, National Tour and Chicago productions of Billy Elliot the Musical came to the July 10th performance of Ogunquit Playhouse production. Among the cast members pictured from Ogunquit's production are Noah Parets (Billy), Sam Faulkner (Billy), Anastasia Barzee (Mrs. Wilkinson), Armand Schultz (Dad), Joel Blum (George), Dale Soules (Grandma), Stephen Hanna (Older Billy), and Anthony Festa (Tony). The honored guests pictured are Tony Award Winner, Trent Kowalick (original Broadway Billy Elliot) Tommy Batchelor, (Billy, Broadway and the National Tour), Thommie Retter (Mr. Braithwaite, Broadway), as well as Broadway cast members Brianna Fragomenti, Kara Oates, Annabelle Kempf and Chicago's Small Boy, Mark Page. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Summer Smart, Kelly Anne Clark, James Harms and More in BEVERLY HILLBILLIES at Theatre at the Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

After 200 episodes and nine seasons as America's beloved 1960s sitcom, The Beverly Hillbillies is making strides on stage as a musical for the first time ever. Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, Indiana, presents the World Premiere of THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES, THE MUSICAL, running now through August 10 with a press opening this Sunday, July 13. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at About Face Theatre's CHECKING BOXES, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

About Face Theatre, in association with the Chicago Park District's Night Out in the Parks initiative, is pleased to present the world premiere of Checking Boxes by Shannon Matesky in collaboration with the About Face Youth Theatre Ensemble, directed by AFT Education and Outreach Director Ali Hoefnagel and featuring Youth Ensemble members. AFT's annual youth production will play Thursday and Friday evenings, now through August 1, 2014 at parks across the City. All performances are FREE and open to the public. The press opening is tonight, July 11 at 7 pm at Washington Park. Scroll down for a first look at the cast onstage! (more...)

Acidic to Headline at the Troubadour, 7/25; New Tour Dates Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Fresh off America's longest running premiere music festival Vans Warped Tour, Los Angeles based alternative rock band ACIDIC returns home to perform at the landmark Troubadour in Los Angeles on Friday, July 25th at 7 PM. (more...)

Victory Gardens Announces Full Lineup for 2014 IGNITION FESTIVAL OF NEW PLAYS, 7/24 - 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Victory Gardens Theater announces the complete lineup for the 2014 IGNITION Festival of New Plays, including Where Did We Sit on the Bus? by Brian Quijada; Lack and Lack by April Fools (Kristiana Colon & Damon Williams); Sender by Ike Holter; Slingshot by Kia Corthron; Hillary and Clinton by Lucas Hnath; For Tomorrow, Please Prepare by Paul Downs Colaizzo; and Cocked by Sarah Gubbins. The festival will take place July 24-27, 2014. (more...)

Broadway By the Bay to Stage DREAMGIRLS at the Fox Theatre, 8/15-31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

The sensational musical DREAMGIRLS runs from August 15th through 31st at the historic Fox Theatre in Redwood City (2215 Broadway Street, Redwood City, CA). (more...)

Meet the Four Remaining Chefs on FOX's HELL'S KITCHEN
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Last night, four chefs moved one step closer to becoming the winner of HELL'S KITCHEN, after a dramatic dinner service (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Robert Creighton, Kelly McCormick and More in MARY POPPINS at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

In its Music Circus premiere, the Disney classic musical Mary Poppins, based on the books by P. L. Travers and the beloved 1964 Disney film starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, is the second show in the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances are July 8 - 13. Check out a first look below! (more...)

HBO to Air Exclusive Series OO FIGHTERS: SONIC HIGHWAYS This October
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

FOO FIGHTERS: SONIC HIGHWAYS, an unprecedented eight-part documentary series that digs deep into the heart and soul of America's musical identity. (more...)

HBO's BOARDWALK EMPIRE to Return for Final Season 9/7
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

The Emmy(R)-winning HBO drama series BOARDWALK EMPIRE will return for its eight-episode, fifth and final season Sept. 7, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. (more...)

Queen Latifah to Portray Iconic Blues Singer in HBO's BESSIE
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Oscar(R) nominee Queen Latifah ('Chicago') stars as legendary blues singer Bessie Smith in HBO Films' BESSIE (more...)

Tickets for MASTODON'S Fall North American Tour Now Available!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

As previously announced Mastodon will headline their first North American tour in support of their new studio album, ONCE MORE 'ROUND THE SUN kicking off October 15 in Boise, ID. (more...)

Review Roundup: DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES
by Movies News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

'The Planet of the Apes' saga continues with 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' which opens today, July 11th. (more...)

MIKE AND SETH to Open side project's August Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Mike and Seth by Daniel Talbott will lead off the side project's two-play August repertory. The two-hander, to be directed by the side project's Artistic Director Adam Webster, is a hyper-intimate study of two young men (one gay, one straight) in an all-night discussion the night before one of them is to get married. (more...)

Pride Films and Plays to Present THE BOOK OF MERMAN, Begin. 1/17/2015
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Pride Films and Plays announces the world premiere of The Book of Merman, a new musical comedy by Jeff Award-winning author Leo Schwartz. The show will open on January 17, 2015 at Mary's Attic, 5400 North Clark Street. (more...)

Sondra Radvanovsky to Join LA Opera for Recital, 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

One of the most riveting operatic artists of our time, soprano Sondra Radvanovsky will return to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion for her first recital appearance with LA Opera, at 7:30pm on Saturday, November 8, 2014. (more...)

Seattle Center Movies at the Mural Offers Cinematic Entertainment Under the Stars, 7/26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Enjoy cinematic drama, adventure, slapstick and suspense this summer at Seattle Center Movies at the Mural, Saturdays, 9 p.m. (dusk), July 26 to Aug. 23, at Mural Amphitheatre at Seattle Center. Presented on a state-of-the-art 45-foot screen, the free movies make the perfect destination for a gathering of friends and family or a casual weekend date. A cult classic kicks off our outdoor summer movie series for the 10th year. The schedule includes: (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Adds Bruce Norris' THE QUALMS, Currently Playing Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre, to 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Playwrights Horizons, under the leadership of Artistic Director Tim Sanford and Managing Director Leslie Marcus, has announced the sixth production of its upcoming 2014/2015 Season. As previously-announced, the season will conclude with a new work by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Bruce Norris (Clybourne Park and The Pain and the Itch at PH, Domesticated). That play will be the New York premiere of THE QUALMS, directed by Tony Award and Obie Award winner Pam MacKinnon (Clybourne Park and Completeness at PH; Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; Dinner with Friends; the current When We Were Young and Unafraid). (more...)

Anika Larsen, Courtney Reed, Jon Rua & More to Teach at D2GB Children's Summer Camp
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Over a dozen noted Broadway performers including Tony Award-nominee Anika Larsen (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical), Michael Mindlin (Aladdin), Courtney Reed (Aladdin), Jon Rua (In The Heights, Hands on a Hard Body), Rickey Tripp (Motown), Vince Oddo (Rocky), Luis Salgado (Rocky) and Gabriela Garcia (Chicago), among others, will donate their time and knowledge as teaching artists at the 7th Annual Dare to Go Beyond (D2GB) Children's Performing Arts Camp, hosted by R.Evolucion Latina (RL). (more...)

JUDAH & THE LION Announce Debut Full Length 'Kids These Days', Out 9/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Nashville based trio Judah & the Lion is thrilled to announce the September 9th release of their debut full-length studio album Kids These Days via Good Time Records. (more...)

Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky to Return to the LA Opera in Recital, 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

One of the most riveting operatic artists of our time, soprano Sondra Radvanovsky will return to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion for her first recital appearance with LA Opera, at 7:30pm on Saturday, November 8, 2014. (more...)

TWEEDY Premieres 'Wait For Love' with Live Video Clip
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

“Wait For Love,” a new song by Tweedy from the forthcoming album Sukierae, premiered today at Consequence of Sound. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Floor Theater's TWAIN'S WORLD, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

First Floor Theater has announced its Second Annual LitFest, TWAIN'S WORLD, a kaleidoscope of new work inspired by the life and work of one of America's greatest writers. Last year's GrimmFest brought together some of Chicago's most exciting writers and directors, including Bonnie Metzgar, Seth Bockley, Philip Dawkins and Greg Allen. Given the choice of three classic authors, the attendees of this year's annual season kick-off party selected Mark Twain. This moved an exciting, diverse group of playwrights to bring their voice to a conversation around themes in Twain's work, like establishing a new American identity, racism, and the satirization of civilized society. This year's fest promises a full range of adaptation, with everything from page-to-stage to a shadow puppet musical. The press opening is tonight, Friday, July 11, 2014 at 8 pm. Tickets are available at firstfloortheater.com. (more...)

Scoop: THE VIEW on CBS - Monday, July 14, 2014
by - Jul 11, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE VIEW, airing on CBS on Monday, July 14, 2014! (more...)

Theatre-Hikes to Present YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN, Begin. 7/26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Theatre-Hikes - Chicago, a nonprofit organization focused on combining fitness with live theater in a outdoor setting is proud to announce the presentation of the musical You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. At Theatre-Hikes, our patrons participate in a leisurely walk, in wooded areas and nature preserves in and around Chicago, while watching local talent perform famous and locally written plays. The 'progressive play' style is the hallmark of the Theatre-Hikes experience. (more...)

Redmoon Partners with DCASE and CPD to Present 2014 GREAT CHICAGO FIRE FESTIVAL, 10/4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Redmoon, Chicago's 24-year-old theater company known for 'Spectacle Art' and free summertime community performances, partners with the City of Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) and the Chicago Park District (CPD) to present the inaugural Great Chicago Fire Festival. A new and totally free urban ritual celebrating Chicago's grit, greatness and renewal following the devastating Great Chicago Fire of 1871, as well as showcasing the rich diversity of neighborhoods that have arisen since, the Great Chicago Fire Festival incorporates a series of citywide Summer Celebrations that culminate in a unique public River Bazaar and pyrotechnic Grand Spectacle on the main branch of the Chicago River, Saturday, October 4. (more...)

Polarity Ensemble Theatre to Present MIRACLES IN THE FALL, 9/3-10/5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

MIRACLES IN THE FALL features: Laura Berner Taylor, Rian Jairell, Mickey O'Sullivan and Fred Wellisch. (more...)

Bessie Smith Biopic with Queen Latifah to Premiere in 2015 on HBO
by TV News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Oscar® nominee Queen Latifah (“Chicago”) stars as legendary blues singer Bessie Smith in HBO Films' BESSIE, written and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Dee Rees (“Pariah”). Currently in production in Atlanta and debuting in 2015, the film focuses on Smith's transformation from a struggling young singer into “The Empress of the Blues,” one of the most successful recording artists of the 1920s and an enduring icon today. The cast also features Michael K. Williams, Khandi Alexander, Mike Epps, Tika Sumpter, Tory Kittles, Oliver Platt, Bryan Greenberg, Charles S. Dutton and Mo'Nique. BESSIE is executive produced by Queen Latifah, Shakim Compere, Lili Fini Zanuck, Shelby Stone and Randi Michel. (more...)

Are You Following BWW Yet on Twitter & Facebook?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Are you one of the thousands already following BroadwayWorld.com, the biggest theatre site on the net on Twitter and Facebook? (more...)

ArtReach Educational Theatre & Spotlite Theatrix to Present SPRING AWAKENING, 8/1-3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

ArtReach Educational Theatre in partnership with Spotlite Theatrix Production Company is staging Spring Awakening. Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater, Music by Duncan Sheik, Based on the play by Frank Wedekind. (more...)

Scoop: RECKLESS on CBS - Sunday, July 27, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jul 10, 2014

Get all the scoop on RECKLESS, airing on CBS on Sunday, July 27, 2014! (more...)

Scoop: RECKLESS on CBS - Sunday, July 20, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jul 10, 2014

Get all the scoop on RECKLESS, airing on CBS on Sunday, July 20, 2014! (more...)

THE ILLUSIONISTS - WITNESS THE IMPOSSIBLE Coming to Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Broadway In Chicago has announced that THE ILLUSIONISTS - WITNESS THE IMPOSSIBLE, the world's best-selling touring magic show, will play Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W Randolph) for a two-week engagement March 10 through March 22, 2015. The show opens on Broadway December 4, 2014 for a limited six-week run. (more...)

Scoop: THE VIEW on ABC - Week of July 14, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jul 10, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE VIEW, airing on ABC for the week of July 14, 2014! (more...)

Redmoon and the City of Chicago Present GREAT CHICAGO FIRE FESTIVAL, 10/4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Redmoon, Chicago's 24-year-old theater company known for “Spectacle Art” and free summertime community performances, partners with the City of Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) and the Chicago Park District (CPD) to present the inaugural Great Chicago Fire Festival. A new and totally free urban ritual celebrating Chicago's grit, greatness and renewal following the devastating Great Chicago Fire of 1871, as well as showcasing the rich diversity of neighborhoods that have arisen since, the Great Chicago Fire Festival incorporates a series of citywide Summer Celebrations that culminate in a unique public River Bazaar and pyrotechnic Grand Spectacle on the main branch of the Chicago River, Saturday, October 4. (more...)

Kelly McCormick, Beth Malone, Jason Graae, Brent Barrett and More Set for Music Circus' 2014 Season; Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

California Musical Theatre released casting for the remaining shows in the 64th Music Circus season, a roster of actors including Broadway veterans, Tony nominees and audience favorites from previous Music Circus seasons, as well as actors with Sacramento-area ties. The five-show season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion includes the Music Circus premiere of the beloved Disney classic Mary Poppins, which runs through July 13, as well as other Tony Award-winning shows including Rodgers and Hammerstein's lush South Pacific, Lerner and Loewe's mystical Brigadoon, Jerry Herman and Harvey Fierstein's hilarious La Cage aux Folles, and the singular sensation A Chorus Line, which ended its week-long run on June 29. Music Circus casting for the season is determined after auditions are held in New York City, Los Angeles and Sacramento. (more...)

Polarity Ensemble Theatre to Kick Off 2014-15 Season with World Premiere of MIRACLES IN THE FALL, 9/3-10/5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Polarity Ensemble Theatre kicks off its 2014 -15 season with the world premiere of MIRACLES IN THE FALL, a searing drama in which a family must surmount the lies and betrayals that have twisted their lives. MIRACLES IN THE FALL is written by Dionysos Cup Award Winner Chuck O'Connor and directed by Jeff Award Winner Richard Shavzin. It plays September 3 - October 5, 2014 at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614, where Polarity begins the second year of its new residency. (more...)

BOARDWALK EMPIRE to Enter Final Season on HBO, 9/7
by TV News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

The Emmy-winning HBO drama series BOARDWALK EMPIRE will return for its eight-episode, fifth and final season Sept. 7, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. (more...)

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