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131 West 55th St. (between 6th and 7th Avenues)

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Based on the play Chicago by Maurine Dallas Watkins

Escrito por Fred Ebb y Bob Fosse, con mķsica de John Kander y letras de Fred Ebb, Chicago ha sido visto por mŠs de 17 millones de espectadores en todo el mundo, y ha recaudado la espectacular cifra de mŠs de 850 millones de důlares. Ambientado en medio de la extravagante decadencia de los aŮos 20, este musical cuenta la historia de Roxie Hart y Velma Kelly, dos mujeres ambiciosas encerradas por crŪmenes 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.


BWW Interview: Ian Stroughair On ICONIC: A BRIEF HISTORY OF DRAG
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Sep 27, 2016

BWW speaks to the writer creator and performer Ian Stroughair of Iconic: A Brief History Of Drag ahead of its world premiere at the St James Theatre on November 4th. (more...)

BWW Review: HAMILTON: THE REVOLUTION
by Victoria Noe - Sep 27, 2016

Hamilton: The Revolution is not just a book: it's a whole shelf in a library or bookstore. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 9/27/2016 - HAMILTON Hits the Windy City and More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 27, 2016

Today's big news: HAMILTON begins tonight in the Windy City, CINDERELLA launches its national tour in Grand Rapids, Laura Benanti makes her Cafe Carlyle debut, and Sarah Jones's SELL/BUY/DATE starts at MTC! (more...)

PAC Man Cary Lee Peterson: Trump-Clinton Presidential Debate Was A Great Beginning to Change in America
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

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Miller Theatre presents the premiere-filled NY solo debut of flutist TIM MUNRO, 11/10
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts presents the New York solo debut of flutist Tim Munro in Recounting, featuring Kate Soper, soprano and Mary Ellen Stebbins, lighting design. (more...)

WICKED Celebrates Years in the West End Tonight - and the UK & Ireland Tour Returns in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

WICKED, the West End musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, celebrates an extraordinary 10 years at London's Apollo Victoria Theatre tonight (Tuesday 27 September 2016). Over the past decade, Wicked has attained many accolades and achieved numerous milestones to become 'one of the most popular West End musicals ever' (London Evening Standard). (more...)

Third Eye Theatre Ensemble Announces Regional Premiere of DARK SISTERS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Dark Sisters Park Ridge--Third Eye Theatre Ensemble, a Chicago performance company, which seeks to engage audiences with inspiring performances relevant to today's ever-changing world, will be presenting the Chicago Premiere of composer Nico Muhly's Dark Sisters at Prop Thtr, 3502 N. Elston October 21st-November 6th as the fall portion of its third season. (more...)

ESPN's Multi-Platform Coverage of World Cup of Hockey 2016 Final Begins Today
by TV News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

ESPN's multi-platform coverage of World Cup of Hockey 2016 best-of-three Final between Team Canada and Team Europe begins today, Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 8 p.m. ET. on ESPN. (more...)

MainStage Irving-Las Colinas Kicks Off It's 2016-17 Season with LAUGHING MATTERS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

MainStage Irving-Las Colinas, in association with the ICT MainStage Guild, will celebrate the beginning of the 2016-17 Razzle Dazzle season with a special, one-night-only dinner cabaret, LAUGHING MATTERS, starring Dallas/Fort Worth theatre favorite B.J. Cleveland. The cabaret will take place onstage at the Irving Arts Center's Dupree Theatre (3333 N MacArthur Blvd, Irving, TX 75062) on Friday, October 21. Doors and bar open at 6:00 p.m. with dinner served at 6:30 p.m. and preshow music by Thomas Lightfoot and his band. The cabaret performance will begin at 7:30 p.m.  (more...)

Stage Entertainment y Rockspring adquieren los teatros Lope de Vega y Coliseum
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Sep 26, 2016

Stage Entertainment junto a Rockspring Property Investment Managers LLP ('Rockspring') anuncia la adquisicion de dos teatros emblematicos en la Gran Via madrile√Īa por 58 millones de euros: el teatro Coliseum y el teatro Lope De Vega. (more...)

BWW Review: Victory Gardens' Wickedly Funny HAND TO GOD
by Misha Davenport - Sep 26, 2016

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The Highland Park Players Presents BILLY ELLIOT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Highland Park Players will soon present the non-equity Chicago area premier of the 10-time Tony Award winning show, Billy Elliot the Musical. Asher Alcantara of Wilmette and Cade Pearlman of Highland Park will be alternating the role of the iconic character, Billy. The musical that has won hearts of millions will be performed at the Northbrook Theatre, 3323 Walters Avenue, from October 21st through November 6th. Performances are: October 21, 22, 28, 29 and November 3, 4, 5 at 7:30 pm and October 23, 30 and November 6 at 2 pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Bardy Bunch at The Mercury Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

THE BARDY BUNCH: The War of the Families Partridge and Brady, the musical parody by Stephen Garvey that gained cult status during its Off-Broadway run in 2014, is excited to announce casting for its limited engagement in Chicago, September 16 through November 27, at the Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport Avenue. The show's all-star cast will portray the Brady and Partridge families, just after the ABC Network ceased airing their chronicles in 1974, in a blood-soaked, vengeance-fueled, lust-filled crossover episode of Shakespearean proportions. (more...)

Butch Vig's Smart Studios Story Announces Screening Dates, Companion Vinyl + Billy Corgan Video
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Butch Vig's Smart Studios announces The Smart Studios Story, the official film of Record Story Day, will be heading on a screening tour across the U.S. (more...)

Theme from 'Somewhere in Time' to Highlight Grand Rapids Symphony's Fall Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

When Sergei Rachmaninoff composed his Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, a set of 24 variations for solo piano and orchestra, the Russian composer knew the 18th variation would be a big hit. (more...)

FX Inks Exclusive Overall TV Production Deal With Emmy-Winning Writer & Producer D.V. DeVincentis
by TV News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

FX Productions (FXP) has signed Emmy(R) Award winning writer and producer D.V. DeVincentis to an exclusive overall television production deal, it was announced by Nick Grad and Eric Schrier, the Presidents of Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Productions. (more...)

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston Announces Cast & Creative Team for WARRIOR CLASS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston has announced the cast & creative team for its upcoming productionof WARRIOR CLASS by Kenneth Lin (writer, House of Cards), directed by Dawn M. Simmons. Performances are October 21 - November 13, 2016. (more...)

GovDelivery Acquired by Investor Group Led by Vista Equity Partners for Next Phase of Growth
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

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Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 9/25/16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 9/25/2016. (more...)

Sebastian Maniscalco Comes to Paramount Theatre This April
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Sebastian Maniscalco's WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT? TOUR comes to Denver's Paramount Theatre on Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 at 7:00 PM.  Tickets go on sale Friday, September 30th at 10 AM, one day in advance of the premier of his highly anticipated SHOWTIME special of the same name.  Tickets are $39.75 - $59.75 with a limited number of VIP tickets available at $250, and can be purchased online at AltitudeTickets.com or by phone at 303-893-TIXS. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 9/26
by - Sep 26, 2016

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 9/25/2016. (more...)

COME FROM AWAY, STRICTLY BALLROOM, MRS HENDERSON PRESENTS and More Set for Mirvish Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

David Mirvish has announced the 17 shows in the 2016 - 2017 Mirvish Theatre Season.  There will be seven shows in the Mainstage Subscription Series, three in the Off-Mirvish Subscription Series, and seven bonus shows not on subscription. (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Stage Nationwide Reading of IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

???????Berkeley Repertory Theatre announced today A Nationwide Reading, a national series of free public readings of the new stage adaptation of It Can't Happen Here, based on the 1935 novel written by Sinclair Lewis. (more...)

Photo Flash: Midsommer Flight's Holliday Presents TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Midsommer Flight continues its fifth season of free Shakespeare programming, presenting a remount of last year's hit, a free indoor production of the comedy Twelfth Night, by William Shakespeare, directed by Midsommer Flight's Producing Artistic Director Beth Wolf and music directed by Midsommer Flight's Resident Music Director Elizabeth Rentfro in partnership with the Lincoln Park Conservatory. Dedicated to presenting high quality, accessible productions of Shakespeare's plays, Midsommer Flight is a proud arts partner with the Chicago Park District. (more...)

A Music and Multimedia Approach to Helping Ethics and Compliance Entertain, Educate and Engage Employees
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

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Renowned Opera Singers Join Houston Symphony and Chorus for Haydn's CREATION
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Acclaimed international vocalists Nicole Heaston, Toby Spence and Peter Rose will join the Houston Symphony and Chorus in a performance of Haydn's grandiose oratorio, The Creation, led by Music Director Andres Orozco-Estrada Sept. 29 and Oct. 1-2. (more...)

American Pops Orchestra Launches LUNCHTIME CONCERT SERIES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Maestro LUKE FRAZIER and THE AMERICAN POPS ORCHESTRA - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will launch the 12:15 PM lunchtime concert series "THIRD THURSDAYS" to highlight the unique musical personalities and special talents of the members of their acclaimed ensemble at Live! at 10th and G (First Congregational, UCC Washington - 945 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20001). Admission to the 30 minute events are free, but a free-will offering will benefit the DC Youth Orchestra Program, where Mr. Frazier is an Artist-in-Residence.  (more...)

Broadway's A BRONX TALE Finds Full Company, Kicks Off Rehearsals
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Rehearsals began today for the Broadway premiere of A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL, the new musical featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater, co-directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo. The show is produced by Tommy Mottola, the Dodgers, and Tribeca Productions. (more...)

Sarah Ruhl to Receive Distinguished Playwright Award at 2016 Mimi Awards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust today announced that Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award-nominated playwright Sarah Ruhl is this year's recipient of the Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at TONY N' TINA'S WEDDING in Chicago Return
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Presented by the original New York producers, in conjunction with Chicago Theater Works, one of Chicago's longest running, smash hit shows, Tony n' Tina's Wedding, returns to the Windy City through December 30 only with a press opening on Thursday, September 29. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Doritos Rocks Election Season To Empower Young Voters
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

The youth vote in America has decreased by double digits since 1964. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, one in two Americans ages 18 to 24 did not vote in 1964; by 2012, 62 percent did not turn out to polls. With the Millennial generation set to become one of the largest, most diverse and perhaps most important voting contingents in the country (CIRCLE), Doritos, a brand built on bold choices, is out to show the boldest choice you can make this year is one at the ballot box. (more...)

Patti LuPone Chats About FAR AWAY PLACES, Cell Phone Use in Theatre's and More
by Nora Dominick - Sep 26, 2016

Patti LuPone sat down to chat with the Asbury Park Press leading into her Tom's Cabin performance this Saturday October 1st.  (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Living Legend Chita Rivera
by Broadway's Backbone - Sep 26, 2016

The Legendary Chita Rivera got her musical theatre start at the age of 17 on the 1st national tour of 'Call Me Madam' and every step since then has paved the way to making her Carnegie Hall debut on Monday Nov. 7th 2016 at 8:00 in Chita: Nowadays. Chita refers to herself as an eternal gypsy, talks about how dancing is acting without words, and that listening is the best way to learn the craft. With ten Tony nominations and two wins, and with consummate wisdom and skill, Chita shares that many of the disciplines that made her a star, she learned from dancing in the chorus. When the universe opens a door, Chita Rivera always peeks in.  (more...)

Consequence Media Names Christian Gonzalez Vice President of Sales, West Coast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

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What's Playing on Broadway: September 26-October 2, 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 26, 2016

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of September 26-October 2, 2016. (more...)

NYTW's 2050 Fellowship Program Seeks Applicants for 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) is currently accepting applications for the 2017/18 season of its 2050 Fellowship program for emerging playwrights and directors. Applications are due October 17, 2016 at 5pm EST. (more...)

French Horn Rebellion Drops 90's Synth-Pop Jam 'Way Out'
by TV News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Milwaukee-born, Brooklyn-based indie electro-funk duo French Horn Rebellion is comprised of siblings Robert Perlick-Molinari, former member of the Chicago Civic Orchestra, DJ and indie remixer du jour (Beyoncé, Sia) and David Perlick-Molinari, producer of MGMT and owner of Brooklyn studio YouTooCanWoo. (more...)

American Writers Museum Appoints Inaugural President
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

American Writers Museum (AWM), the first and only museum of its kind opening in March 2017 at 180 N. Michigan Avenue in Chicago, has announced the appointment of its inaugural president, Carey Cranston, effective October 3, 2016. (more...)

Argo Translation Releases New E-Book Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

GLENVIEW, Ill., Sept. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Argo Translation has released a new series of five e-books to help customers make informed decisions about purchasing professional translation services. The topics include telephonic interpretation, ten things to consider for translation projects, website translation, product information management, and building a translation glossary. (more...)

VH1's BLACK INK Crew Prepares for Season Two Premiere and Signs a Label Production Deal With Star Maker Devyne Stephens
by TV News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Corey McGinnis, better known as ¬ďPHOR¬Ē from ¬†VH1's ¬†Black Ink Crew Chicago is gearing up for the release of exclusive, new music and the second season of the show premiering this October. PHOR has recently signed to Devyne Stephen's Upfront Entertainment for a label and production deal. (more...)

SHREK THE MUSICAL to Open at The Rose Theater This Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Everyone's favorite ogre is back and bigger than ever in Shrek The Musical (TYA), the hilarious stage spectacle based on the Oscar-winning hit film by DreamWorks Animation. The 75-minute production opens at The Rose Theater on Sept. 30 and continues through Oct. 16. Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek The Musical is an irreverently fun show the entire family will enjoy and a message audiences of all ages will appreciate. (more...)

Scoop: GREY'S ANATOMY on ABC - Thursday, October 13, 2016
by - Sep 26, 2016

Get all the scoop on GREY'S ANATOMY, airing on ABC on Thursday, October 13, 2016! (more...)

NEW YORK MADNESS to Play The Kraine Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade will present the October installment of New York Madness on Sunday, October 30 at 8pm with guest playwrights Dennis A. Allen II (Won the 2010 Sam French Festival for The Mud is Thicker in Mississippi; Recipient of Atlantic Theater Company's inaugural 2014-15 Launch Commission), Maggie Bofill (Drawn and Quartered at INTAR, NY Times Critics Pick; Winners at EST, 2015), Nat Cassidy (2009 NYIT Award forThe Reckoning of Kit & Little Boots; 2011 NYIT Award for Outstanding Solo Performance), Shaun B. Fauntleroy (#SPEAKUP: The Street Harassment Plays with Flux Theatre Ensemble), Gina Femia (semi-finalist The O'Neill and The Princess Grace Award for Super, or, How Clark Graves Learned to Fly; Mahogany Brown and the Case of the Disappearing Kid at The Brick; Five-Sided Triangle at Dixon Place), Julienne Hairston (Ababuo and#Hashtag with Project Y; Coal Run Road in The 2015 Fire This Time Festival), Judith Leora (The Cookie Fight with Bristol Valley Theatre; Gideon with Ego Actus), Nilsa Reyna (founding Artistic Director of Chicago's Fusion Theatre; Legends of Texas with Lonestar Theatre), and Deborah Yarchun(Honorable Mention on The Kilroy's List for The Aleph Complex; EST/Sloan Commission for Tectonic Melange). (more...)

Sebastian Maniscalco Will Bring WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT? Tour to Hennepin Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Hennepin Theatre Trust announced today that Just for Laugh's Stand Up Comedian of the Year SEBASTIAN MANISCALCO will bring his national WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT? Tour to the historic State Theatre (805 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis) on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 7 p.m. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, Sept. 30 at noon at the State Theatre Box Office, charge-by-phone at (800) 982-2787 and online at HennepinTheatreTrust.org. (more...)

Pioneering German Artist Thomas Bayrle Makes His Solo Museum Debut in the United States
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

The Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (ICA Miami) presents a major survey of renowned German artist Thomas Bayrle, opening on November 29, 2016, during Art Basel Miami Beach. Marking the first American museum presentation dedicated to the artist, the exhibition traces Bayrle's exploration of the profoundly complex impact of technology on humans and their environments over the course of his nearly 50-year career and across a range of media including painting, sculpture, video, collage, and installation. A centerpiece of the survey will be Wire Madonna, a newly commissioned and monumental site-specific installation created for ICA Miami's Atrium Gallery. Organized by Deputy Director and Chief Curator Alex Gartenfeld and Assistant Curator Stephanie Seidel, and on view through March 26, 2017, the exhibition marks ICA Miami's final presentation in the landmark Moore Building, as it looks forward to the opening of its new permanent home in the Miami Design District in late 2017. (more...)

Second City Invites You to Play with Them in Boulder
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

On February 8th, 2017, Chicago's legendary sketch and improv comedy theater returns to the Boulder Theater with "We're All In This Room Together." (more...)

Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco Announces Fox Theatre Show
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Sebastian Maniscalco is the 2016 Just for Laughs Stand Up Comedian of the Year, and is quickly becoming one of the most sought after funny men in the business today. A frequent guest on networks such as Showtime and Comedy Network and host of the wildly popular podcast, "The Pete and Sebastian Show", Maniscalco has announced a performance at the Fox Theatre on Friday, May 19 at 7 p.m. in support of his newest comedy special Why Would You Do That?  (more...)

Green Day Kick Off Sold Out U.S. Club Tour Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and Grammy Award-winning rock band Green Day will kick off their SOLD OUT U.S. club tour tonight in Columbus, OH at Newport Music Hall. (more...)

Scoop: THE EXORCIST on FOX - Friday, September 30, 2016
by - Sep 26, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE EXORCIST, airing on FOX on Friday, September 30, 2016! (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre Extends IN THE HEIGHTS Through November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce a second extension of Porchlight's 22nd season opener, the multi-Tony Award-winning In The Heights, now playing through Saturday, Nov. 19, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, book by Quiara Alegria Hudes. Directed and co-choreographed by Brenda Didier, co-choreographed by Chris Carter, music directed by Diana Lawrence and assistant directed by Adrian Abel Azevedo, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. The  performance times are Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 4 and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. with an added Thursday matinee, October 6 at 1:30 p.m. There is no 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6. Tickets are $43 - $51. Single tickets may be purchased at 773.327.5252 or at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org.  (more...)

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