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No Second Season for NBC's Midseason Drama EMERALD CITY
by TV News Desk - May 5, 2017

Emerald City executive producers David Schulner and Shaun Cassidy took to Twitter yesterday to share the sad news that their midseason drama series will not be returning to NBC for a second season. (more...)

Refuge Theatre Project's THINGS TO RUIN: THE SONGS OF JOE ICONIS Coming Up at Exit Chicago
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

The two-year-old Refuge Theatre Project, whose High Fidelity: The Musical is with eight nominations one of the top nominees in the upcoming non-Equity Jeff Awards, will continue its 2017 season with Things to Ruin: The Songs of Joe Iconis, playing May 12 - June 18, 2017. (more...)

Take A Uniquely Pacific Northwest Trip to The Emerald City
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

'The Wizard of Oz' of Oz at Kitsap Forest Theater opens Sunday, May 28. It runs 4 weekends, with Memorial Day weekend performances on Sunday, May 28 and Monday, May 29, then Saturdays and Sundays June 3-18. Show time is always 2:00 pm. Doors open at 1:00pm. General Seating. (more...)

World Premiere Play T Opens Tonight at American Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

American Theater Company (ATC) opens the world premiere of Dan Aibel's T. tonight, Thursday, May 25. The competitive ice skating saga is directed by Margot Bordelon and features Guy Massey (Al), Leah Raidt (T.), ensemble member Tyler Ravelson (Jeff), Kelli Simpkins (Joanne) and Nate Whelden (Shawn).   (more...)

The New, Improved Musical, 'Be A Lion' Returns For Its Fourth Season!
by Vickie Evans - May 24, 2017

The Musical, 'Be A Lion', written by award-winning playwright, Rory D. Sheriff, a spin-off similar to 'The Wiz', returns to Duke Energy Theater, Better Than Ever! What happens after The Wizard and Dorothy leaves Oz? The Emerald City is in a state of lawlessness and in dire need of a new leader. The Lion steps up to the plate and develops a campaign to become the next leader of Oz. (more...)

Photo Flash: Refuge Theatre Project presents THINGS TO RUIN
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The two-year-old Refuge Theatre Project, whose High Fidelity: The Musical is with eight nominations one of the top nominees in the upcoming non-Equity Jeff Awards, will continue its 2017 season with Things to Ruin: The Songs of Joe Iconis, playing May 12 - June 18, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MOTHER GOOSE'S GARDEN at Emerald City Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Below, get a first look at MOTHER GOOSE'S GARDEN by Emerald City Theatre Director of Educational Programming Kate Leslie, now playing at Emerald City's Little Theatre (2933 N Southport Ave, Chicago) in Lakeview, directed by Emerald City Theatre Artistic Director Jacqueline Stone. (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre Launches The School Of Porchlight Summer Camp Starting In June
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre's School at Porchlight launches its inaugural summer camp for children ages 7 - 12 years old. (more...)

NBC's THIS IS US More Than Doubles in Adults 18-49 Ratings
by TV News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

NBC's hit drama THIS IS US leads a list of 12 primetime NBC series that are more than doubling in adults 18-49 going from “live plus same day” ratings from Nielsen Media Research to “live plus 35 day” figures that combine linear results and estimated non-linear ratings. (more...)

On Site Opera Presents Mozart's THE SECRET GARDENER, 5/11-13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Known for staging 'the ultimate in intimate productions' (The New York Times), On Site Opera (OSO) presents a trio of exciting new site-specific opera productions in 2017, beginning May 11-13 with Mozart's rarely-performed early opera The Secret Gardener (La finta giardiniera) at the West Side Community Garden. (more...)

NBC Wins Six of Seven Nights in Adults 18-49, Takes the Week in Every Key Ratings Measure
by TV News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

NBC has dominated the primetime ratings week of Feb. 27-March 5, winning the week in every key measure and taking six of seven nights in the key demographic of adults 18-49, according to “live plus same day” viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research. (more...)

Windermere Capitol Hill Positions Itself as Standout Brokerage in...
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

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Horror Film Set in World of Frank Baum's WIZARD OF OZ In Development
by Movies News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

A horror film set in the universe of THE WIZARD OF OZ is currently in the works at New Line Cinema, based on a pitch by screenwriter Mike Van Waes. (more...)

Casting Announced for Irish Rep's World Premiere of REBEL IN THE SOUL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Irish Repertory Theatre has announced full casting for the world premiere of REBEL IN THE SOUL, a new play by Larry Kirwan (Liverpool Fantasy). (more...)

OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon Reveals Bling for 2017 Finishers; Sell-Out On Record Pace! Prices Increase 3/31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon, OhioHealth Quarter Marathon and the Commit to Be Fit 5k  has ONE mission, to create a remarkable experience for YOU!  From cool shirts, awesome medals, the best tour of Columbus on two feet, the best post race party in the business and all the other elements that make The OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon, OhioHealth Quarter Marathon and the Commit to Be Fit 5k what it is today. (more...)

Follow The Yellow Brick Road To Stockport Plaza With EASTENDERS' Cheryl Fergison
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

???????Regal Entertainments are delighted to announce that their 2016 smash hit production of The Wizard of Oz will be visiting Stockport Plaza this summer from Monday 7 - Saturday 12 August and tickets are on sale now! (more...)

HCTO to Present THE WIZARD OF OZ Young Performers' Edition
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Hale Center Theater Orem will present 'Wizard of Oz Young Performers' Edition,' running March 2-10, 2017. (more...)

The House Theatre of Chicago Announces the Return of THE GREAT AND TERRIBLE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

The House Theatre of Chicago announces the final production in their 15th season, The Great and Terrible Wizard of Oz, adapted from L. Frank Baum's book by The House Theatre Company Member Phillip Klapperich and directed by The House Theatre Company Member Tommy Rapley, playing at the Chopin Upstairs Theatre, 1543 W. Division St., March 17 - May 7. (more...)

The House Theatre of Chicago Announces The Return of THE GREAT AND TERRIBLE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

The House Theatre of Chicago announces the final production in their 15th season, The Great and Terrible Wizard of Oz, adapted from L. Frank Baum's book by The House Theatre Company Member Phillip Klapperich and directed and choreographed by The House Theatre Company Member Tommy Rapley, playing at the Chopin Upstairs Theatre, 1543 W. Division St., March 17 - May 7. Opening/press night is Monday, March 27 at 7 p.m. The performance schedule is Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday matinees at 3 p.m. and Sunday evenings at 7 p.m. Preview tickets (evenings March 17 - March 26, no performance March 25) are $15 and regular run tickets range from $25 - $45. The show is recommended for adults and kids aged 10 and up. Same-day tickets for students and industry professionals are $15 and available for all dates, seats permitting. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.thehousetheatre.com or call 773.769.3832.  (more...)

Birdland Announces April 2017 Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Birdland will kick-off their exciting month of programming with the following acts. (more...)

BWW Review: WICKED Casts a Spell at The Landmark Theatre
by Natasha Ashley - Mar 17, 2017

The latest musical playing at Syracuse's historical Landmark Theatre is none other than the three time Tony Award-winning musical Wicked. The successful Broadway blockbuster with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Winnie Holzman has everything - an amazing cast, spectacular sets, gorgeous costumes, and, of course, those famous Witches of Oz. (more...)

Getting to Know...Nashville Children's Theatre's ERNIE NOLAN
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 16, 2017

We were finally able to track him down and ask him to help our readers learn more about him via our Getting to Know… feature while he was on a trip to Ireland where he represented NCT at an international conference on theater for younger audiences. In fact, Nolan's been so peripatetic since settling down in Nashville and starting his job on February 1, that he answered our queries from the airport in Belfast… (more...)

Laguna Playhouse Youth Theatre presents THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

The Wizard of Oz is coming to Laguna Beach!  Take this classic musical journey with Dorothy Gale from Kansas through the Haunted Forest to Emerald City with her friends the Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion and of course, Toto too! The Wicked Witch from the West threatens to hurt Dorothy and her Friends as they all try to find their way home in this all new Laguna Playhouse Youth Theatre production of the beloved story, directed by Donna Inglima! (more...)

Opera Orlando Announces DON GIOVANNI Casting and Events
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Opera Orlando; principal performers Gabriel Preisser, Todd Donovan, Rod Nelman, Janette Zilioli, Chad Johnson, Julia Radosz, Sarah Nordin and Tyler Putnam; Conductor Elaine Rinaldi; Stage Director Robert Neu; the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra and the Orlando Ballet              (more...)

KINKY BOOTS' Todrick Hall Announces STRAIGHT OUTTA OZ Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Broadway Actor and Streamy Award Winner Todrick Hall announced his hit musical Straight Outta Oz will be touring in North America, Europe, and Australia.  The 30+ city tour will kick off March 30th in New York City at the PlayStation Theater and will travel throughout North America with shows in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas and more.   (more...)

Capital City Half Marathon Reveals 2017 Official Race T-Shirts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The 2017 USA Track & Field Half Marathon Championships will be held Saturday, April 29 in downtown Columbus and surrounding neighborhoods in conjunction with the 2017 OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon and again be telecast live on WBNS 10TV. (more...)

Breaking Out of the Institution Is More Important Than Fitting in in CREEDMORIA Film
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Bubbling over with a much-needed dose of optimism is Creedmoria, director Alicia Slimmer's feature debut based loosely on her experiences growing up in 1980s-era Queens, New York, in the shadow of the Creedmoor Psychiatric Center. (more...)

THIS IS US Ties for #2 Among Big 4 Telecasts for the Primetime Week of Feb. 13-19 in 18-49
by TV News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

NBC has averaged a 1.0 rating in adults 18-49 and 4.6 million viewers overall for the primetime ratings week of Feb. 13-19, according to “live plus same day” viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research, giving the network a #2 finish for the week in total viewers. (more...)

16th Street Theater presents INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

16th Street Theater's 10th Anniversary Season continues with the National New Play Network rolling world premiere of INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH by KAREN ZACARÍAS adapted from the novel by LUIS ALBERTO URREA and co-directed by ANN FILMER and MIGUEL NUÑEZ, April 13 - May 20, 2017 at North Berwyn Park District's 16th Street Theater, 6420 16th Street in Berwyn, with Press Opening on Thursday, April 20 @ 7:30 PM.   (more...)

HCTO to Present THE WIZARD OF OZ Young Performers' Edition
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Hale Center Theater Orem will present 'Wizard of Oz Young Performers' Edition,' running March 2-10, 2017. (more...)

Hell in a Handbag to Stage LADY X - A MUISCAL at Mary's Attic This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Hold the presses! Hell in a Handbag Productions announced today it will open its 15th season with the world premiere of LADY X - A MUSICAL, a shocking expose ripped from the headlines of yesteryear! LADY X will replace the previously announced musical VALLEY!, from April 21 - June 11, 2017 at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. in Chicago.   (more...)

Space Goat Productions Extends Evil Dead 2 Comic Book License
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

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All-Chicago Cast Set for SPAMILTON at Royal George Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

"Spamilton," the critically acclaimed off-Broadway parody of Lin-Manuel Miranda's sensation, "Hamilton," has set casting for its regional premiere in Chicago at the Royal George Theatre (1641 N. Halsted). Created by Tony Award honoree Gerard Alessandrini, the mastermind behind "Forbidden Broadway," the show features an all-Chicago ensemble including Donterrio Johnson, Adam LaSalle, Michelle Lauto, Eric Andrew Lewis, Yando Lopez and David Robbins. "Spamilton" begins performances Friday, March 3 at the Royal George Theatre's Cabaret/Studio Theatre. (more...)

Lauren Paris Joins PRISCILLA: QUEEN OF THE DESERT Tonight at Pride Films and Plays
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Pride Films and Plays has announced the addition of Lauren Paris to the cast of its critically acclaimed and Jeff-recommended Chicago premiere of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert. (more...)

THIS IS US Ranks #3 Among Big 4 Telecasts for the Primetime Week 2/6
by TV News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

NBC has averaged a 1.0 rating in adults 18-49 and 3.7 million viewers overall for the primetime ratings week of Feb. 6-12, according to “live plus same day” viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research. (more...)

Breaking Out of the Institution Is More Important Than Fitting in in CREEDMORIA Film
by Movies News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Bubbling over with a much-needed dose of optimism is Creedmoria, director Alicia Slimmer's feature debut based loosely on her experiences growing up in 1980s-era Queens, New York, in the shadow of the Creedmoor Psychiatric Center. (more...)

Linda Shetina Logan Named Honorary Race Director of the 2017 OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Greater Columbus Sports Commission Executive Director Linda Shetina Logan has been named Honorary Race Director of the 2017 OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon and 2017 USATF Half Marathon Championships. (more...)

BWW Review: WICKED at Straz Center For The Performing Arts
by Carolan Trbovich - Feb 13, 2017

Wicked fans are mounting their bubbles and brooms and navigating the yellow brick road to The Emerald City, (Straz Center, Tampa), to defy gravity with Elphaba and company. For most, this is a yearly pilgrimage to pay homage to their misunderstood heroine. For a very few, it's a first glance at the visually stunning Broadway spectacular. (more...)

Emerald City Theatre Presents MOTHER GOOSE'S GARDEN World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Emerald City Theatre (ECT) Artistic Director Jacqueline Stone announced casting today for the world premiere of Mother Goose's Garden, by ECT Director of Educational Programming Kate Leslie. (more...)

INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH Extends to 6/17 at 16th Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

16th Street Theater's 10th Anniversary Season continues with the National New Play Network rolling world premiere of INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH by KAREN ZACARÍAS adapted from the novel by LUIS ALBERTO URREA and co-directed by ANN FILMER and MIGUEL NUÑEZ, April 13 - June 17, 2017 at North Berwyn Park District's 16th Street Theater, 6420 16th Street in Berwyn. (more...)

Legendary Broadway and Film Costume Designer Ann Roth Receives 2017 Michael Merritt Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

The 24th Annual Merritt Awards for Excellence in Design and Collaboration will take place on Monday, May 15th, 2017 at Loyola University Chicago.Legendary Broadway and Film Costume Designer Ann Roth (The Nance, The Book of Mormon, The English Patient, Midnight Cowboy) will receive the 2017 Merritt Award.  (more...)

INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH Extends at 16th Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

16th Street Theater's 10th Anniversary Season continues with the National New Play Network rolling world premiere of INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH by KAREN ZACARÍAS adapted from the novel by LUIS ALBERTO URREA and co-directed by ANN FILMER and MIGUEL NUÑEZ, April 13 - June 3, 2017 at North Berwyn Park District's 16th Street Theater, 6420 16th Street in Berwyn, with Press Opening on Thursday, April 20 @ 7:30 PM.   (more...)

THINGS TO RUIN: The Songs of Joe Iconis will Bring Musical Theater Songs to "Chicago's Original Punk Bar"
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

The two-year-old Refuge Theatre Project, who earned a Jeff Recommendation for their first eligible production, the remounted and extendedHigh Fidelity: The Musical; will continue its 2017 season with Things to Ruin: The Songs of Joe Iconis, playing May 12 - June 18, 2017. (more...)

Ella's Centennial Birthday, STRITCH, TROUBLE & MORE TROUBLE and More Coming Up at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for April 24-April 30, featuring Jane Monheit - An Ella Fitzgerald Centennial Birthday Celebration, Scott Morgan Quintet, Nuci Nebierdze Quintet with Special Guest Aran Luthra, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Nashville Children's Theatre Reveals First Season Under Nolan's Direction
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 14, 2017

Nashville Children's Theatre (NCT) yesterday revealed its 2017-18 Season - its 86th season and its first under new executive artistic director Ernie Nolan - featuring three regional premieres and the return of a holiday season favorite by the late Scot Copeland, NCT's longtime producing artistic director, who led the company's rise to national prominence during his tenure. (more...)

Harlem Repertory Theatre 's WIZARDS OF OZ Extends Through 9/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

To share a very popular show with wider audiences, Harlem Repertory Theatre and the Yip Harburg Foundation will extend their co-production of 'The Wizard of Oz' through September 9, 2017 at Tato Laviera Theatre, 240 East 123rd Street (near 2nd Ave.), Manhattan. (more...)

OLD TURTLE AND THE BROKEN TRUTH Makes NYC Premiere as the Inaugural Production for Rebel Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Rebel Playhouse is thrilled to present the NYC premiere of the musical OLD TURTLE AND THE BROKEN TRUTH, with a book by Catherine Bush, music and lyrics byDax Dupuy, and based on the book by Douglas Wood. Directed and choreographed by Sarah Sutliffwith musical direction by Dax Dupuy, (more...)

Rebel Playhouse to Stage Immersive OLD TURTLE AND THE BROKEN TRUTH Musical Adaptation
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Rebel Playhouse will present the NYC premiere of the musical OLD TURTLE AND THE BROKEN TRUTH, with a book by Catherine Bush, music and lyrics by Dax Dupuy, and based on the book by Douglas Wood. (more...)

World Premiere of 'T.', About Kerrigan/Harding Ice Skating Saga, Finds Cast at ATC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

American Theater Company (ATC) concludes its Season 32 with the world premiere of Dan Aibel's T., an exploration of the competitive ice skating saga between Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding. Margot Bordelon directs a cast featuring Guy Massey (Al), Leah Raidt (T.), ensemble member Tyler Ravelson (Jeff), Kelli Simpkins (Joanne) and Nate Whelden (Shawn). T. runs from May 18-June 25, 2017 (press opening: Monday, May 22). (more...)

WICKED Shows Support for One Billion Rising with Epic Dance Sequence
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2017

The company of Broadway's WICKED sent Women's History Month off in style yesterday with an epic dance around the entirety of the Gershwin. The dance uses original choreography to match the song 'Break the Chain'. Check out the Facebook video of the cast dancing through life in their striking Emerald City costumes below! (more...)

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