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BWW Review: SCROOGE AND THE SEVEN DWARVES, Theatre503, 28 November 2016
by Cindy Marcolina - Nov 29, 2016

Theatre503 sees the world premiere of Sleeping Trees' new pantomime, Scrooge and the Seven Dwarves. After the huge success of Cinderella and the Beanstalk, the award-winning trio comes back with a brand new, original, muscles-aching-from-laughter show. (more...)

The Comrades Announce 2017 Inauguration Day Reading of THE TAMING by Lauren Gunderson
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

The Comrades are pleased to announce a 2017 Inauguration Day staged reading of THE TAMING by Lauren Gunderson. (more...)

BWW Review: THE WIZARD OF OZ at Walnut Street Theatre
by Pati Buehler - Nov 22, 2016

The Merry Old Land of Oz lands in Philly in time for the Holiday Season. (more...)

brooklyn theatre club to Close 2016 Season with THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

brooklyn theatre club will close their 2016 season with THE WIZARD OF OZ. (more...)

Columbia Children's Theatre presents CINDERELLA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

 It's time for the Royal Winter Ball, but Cinderella won't be going because she has no clothes or shoes; or will she?  Join Columbia Children's Theatre (CCT)-the Midlands' only professional theatre for families and young audiences-as they present this delightful musical adaptation of the age-old rags to riches tale Cinderella, December  3 -11.  The production's run opens on Saturday, December 3 with a special Breakfast with Santa at 9:00 a.m. followed by the show at 10:30 a.m. Tickets for the breakfast and show package are $15.00 for children and adults. Regular show times are December 3 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.; Sunday, December 4 at 3:00 p.m.; Saturday, December 10 at 10:30 a.m., 2:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.; and Sunday, December 5 at 3:00 p.m.at  All performances are held at Columbia Children's Theatre on the 2nd level of Richland Mall, 3400 Forest Drive. Tickets for the Saturday and Sunday performances are $10.00 for children three years of age through adult. The 7:00 p.m. performances on Saturday evenings will have a special ticket price of $5.00 for everyone. Advance tickets can be purchased securely online at columbiachildrenstheatre.com.  For more information contact CCT at 803-691-4548.  (more...)

CAFE SOCIETY Among New Titles Coming to Amazon This December
by Movies News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

December brings two highly-anticipated Amazon Original Series and a critically-acclaimed Amazon Original Movie for Prime members to stream or download on Prime Video at no additional cost to their membership (more...)

David Sedaris Selects Seattle for Week-long Final Manuscript Workshop at Broadway Performance Hall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

On the heels of yesterday's sold-out Benaroya Hall appearance, David Sedaris surprised Seattle audiences by announcing his return to the Emerald City for eight workshop readings at the Broadway Performance Hall from January 14-20, 2017.  Before the publication of each new book, Sedaris selects one or two cities to host these special week-long "workshops" to put the finishing touches on his manuscript before publication. His newest book, titled "Theft by Finding," will be released in June 2017. (more...)

Drury Lane Announces Complete Casting for SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre announces complete casting for disco musical Saturday Night Fever, rewritten for the Drury Lane stage, featuring music and lyrics by The Bee Gees, based on the smash-hit Paramount/RSO Film and the story by Nik Cohn, and adapted for the stage by Robert Stigwood in collaboration with Bill Oaks. This North American version was written by Sean Cercone and David Abbinantiand is helmed by Tony-nominated director and choreographer Dan Knechtges. Saturday Night Fever runs January 19 - March 19, 2017 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The Press Opening is Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. A portion of the opening night tickets sales will be donated to ArtReach, a nonprofit providing access to the arts to underserved communities in the Chicago area. (more...)

Emerald City Theatre Opens 100th Show: THE SNOWY DAY & OTHER STORIES BY EZRA JACK KEATS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Emerald City Theatre (ECT) Artistic Director Jacqueline Stone announced casting today for the Chicago premiere of The Snowy Day and Other Stories by Ezra Jack Keats, adapted from the books by Ezra Jack Keats by Jerome Hairston and directed by Jacqueline Stone with movement direction by Aileen McGroddy. (more...)

NBC's GRIMM Achieves Most-Watched Episode Since May 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2017

“Grimm”  generates its most-watched episode since May 2015. “Grimm” maintains 100% of last season's finale in 18-49, grows +11% in total viewers, also tops its year-ago Oct. 30 9 P.M. season premiere in total viewers. (more...)

Harlem Rep's THE WIZARD OF OZ Will Follow the Yellow Brick Road Into Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Harlem Repertory Theatre's production of 'The Wizard of Oz,' co-produced by the Yip Harburg Foundation, has been extended through May 27, 2017 at Tato Laviera Theatre, 240 East 123rd Street (near 2nd Ave.), Manhattan. (more...)

Todrick Hall's STRAIGHT OUTTA OZ to Arrive at Thrasher-Horne Center This April
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 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. Hall will hit the Thrasher-Horne Center in Orange Park, FL on April 21, 2017. (more...)

'This is Us' Ranks #1 for the Week of January 23-29 in 18-49
by TV News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

“This Is Us” has earned the #1 ranking for the ratings week of Jan. 23-29 in the key demographic of adults 18-49, according to “live plus same day” viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research. It's the third time this season “This Is Us” has rated #1 among entertainment programs on the broadcast networks. (more...)

BLIZZARD '67 Extends Into March at 16th Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

16th Street Theater's 10th anniversary season begins with BLIZZARD '67 by JON STEINHAGEN directed by ANN FILMER now runs through March 4, 2017 at North Berwyn Park District's 16th Street Theater, 6420 16th Street in Berwyn.   (more...)

WAR PAINT Leads 2016 BWWChicago Equity Awards with Eight noms
by Misha Davenport - Jan 3, 2017

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Akvavit Theatre Announces New Artistic Leadership; Associate Company Members
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Akvavit Theatre, Chicago's premier Nordic Theatre Company, will launch 2017 with new artistic leadership and an expanded ensemble. Five year Akvavit veterans Kirstin Franklin and Breahan Pautsch will serve as the company's new Co-Artistic Directors, succeeding Artistic Director Chad Eric Bergman and Managing Artistic Director Bergen Anderson, who have served since 2009. Bergman and Anderson will remain with Akvavit as Founders and as part of the original company, which still includes Mark Litwicki and Matthew Isler. Additionally, Akvavit welcomes eight new Associate company members: Richard Gilbert, Joe Giovannetti, Sarah Giovannetti, Nigel Harsch, Paulette Hicks, Micah Kronlokken, Julie Mitre and Amber Robinson.  (more...)

Upper Arlington High School Presents THE WIZARD OF OZ, 2/23-26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Upper Arlington High School Vocal Music Department presents THE WIZARD OF OZ, playing February 23-26. Tickets go on sale Monday, Jan. 30 at www.uavocalmusic.org. (more...)

Marvel Studios Begins Production on BLACK PANTHER, Starring Chadwick Boseman
by Movies News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Marvel Studios announced today that production has begun on BLACK PANTHER, starring Chadwick Boseman (“Captain America: Civil War,” “Get on Up”), Michael B. Jordan (“Creed,” “Fruitvale Station”), Academy Award® winner Lupita Nyong'o (more...)

Winter Is... Over? THRONES! THE MUSICAL PARODY Extends for Final Time Into Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

The watch must finally come to an end for "Thrones! The Musical Parody," announcing today the fourth and final extension at Apollo Theater (2540 N. Lincoln Ave). The "Game of Thrones" send-up will close March 19, 2017 after an eight-month run at the Lincoln Park theater. (more...)

NBC Wins 10th Week in a Row in 18-49, Matching the Net's Longest In-Season Winning Streak in 20 Years
by TV News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

NBC has won the primetime ratings week of Jan. 9-15 among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49, led by the week's top primetime telecast on those networks in 18-49 and total viewers, Sunday's Steelers-Chiefs NFL Divisional Playoff game and the top entertainment telecast of the week in both 18-49 and total viewers, “This Is Us.” (more...)

BWW Review: Circle Players and TSU's Dazzling and Delightful THE WIZ
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 14, 2017

And, lord! What a cast Larson has assembled for his unique take on the musical - which again was catapulted into the cultural zeitgeist thanks to the critically acclaimed televised version from NBC last year of the show that features the music and lyrics of Charlie Smalls and book by William F. Brown - and what a collective of creative types he's once again pulled together to bring his vision to the TSU stage. (more...)

All 10 of ABC's Comedies Return Up in 2017 to Multi-Week/Season Highs
by TV News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

During the first complete week of 2017 (w/o 1/2/17), ABC ranked No. 1 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, delivering a network-leading 8 of the Top 20 broadcast programs in Adults 18-49: “Modern Family” – No. 5, “The Bachelor” – No. 6, “The Goldbergs” – No. 7, with “The Middle,” “Speechless,” “black-ish” and “Truth and Lies: The Menendez Brothers” tied at No. 12 and “American Housewife” – No. 19. (more...)

WICKED to Turn Orlando Into the Emerald City; $25 Ticket Lottery Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for Wicked, which is returning to Orlando with performances from January 11 - 29, 2017 in the Walt Disney Theater at Dr. Phillips Center. (more...)

City-Wide Seattle Shakespeare Festival Will Take Place in Spring 2018
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

As arts organizations across Seattle throw their energy into selecting programming for the 2017/18 season, several are joining forces to mount a city-wide Shakespeare festival: Seattle Celebrates Shakespeare. With nearly two dozen festival participants, spring of 2018 promises to be an exciting and vibrant time in the Emerald City, showcasing a world class cultural landscape while celebrating one of history's greatest writers. (more...)

RUNNER'S WORLD Comes to Columbus for 2017 OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon and USATF National Championships, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Runner's World, the largest and most influential media brand in running, is coming to Columbus as part of the 2017 OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon and 2017 USATF Half Marathon National Championships in April. (more...)

Directors Scott Weinstein and Hannah Dawe and Music Director Jermaine Hill to Lead LOVE IS LOVE IS LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Directors Scott Weinstein and Hannah Dawe and Music Director Jermaine Hill will lead a Valentine's Day themed event, LOVE IS LOVE IS LOVE: A concert benefiting Planned Parenthood, the Trevor Project and the Southern Poverty Law Center. The concert is set to take place at 8PM on Monday, February 13, at Windy City Playhouse (3014 W Irving Park Rd) and will feature several of Chicago's most beloved theater artists including Donica Lynn, Alex Weisman and Jonathan Butler-Duplessis. (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...)

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...)

A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS Set to Perform at Macy's Believe Day
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Broadway In Chicago, Emerald City Theatre and the Company of A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS will be appearing at the Macy's Believe Day event on Friday, December 9, 12:30 PM at Macy's at 111 N State Street. (more...)

Chicago Director/Playwright Ernie Nolan Picked To Lead Nashville Children's Theatre
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 7, 2016

Ernie Nolan, an award-winning director and playwright based in Chicago, has been named as the new artistic director of Nashville Children's Theatre, beginning February 1, 2017. Nolan succeeds Scot Copeland, NCT Producing Artistic Director for 31 years, who died unexpectedly in February of this year. (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre Hires Jillian Abbinanti as First Education Director
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre's Executive Director Jeannie Lukow is proud to announce the hiring of the organization's first education director, Jillian Abbinanti. Abbinanti begins Monday, Dec. 12 in this new position that is charged with creating and building integrated education offerings for children, teens, professionals and hobbyists. In addition to creating and directing the new Education Outreach program and Summer Camp program, she will oversee the established School at Porchlight's professional and hobbyist class offerings, ensuring all education activities align with Porchlight's strategic goals. (more...)

BWW Review: PANTO WONDERFUL WIZARD Gets Silly at Stages Repertory Theatre
by Brett Cullum - Dec 6, 2016

This year, STAGES reinvents OZ for a sardonic look at what 2016 means for America, all the while offering a fun, frothy musical on the surface. It's an odd mix of jabs at the federal government combined with a jingoistic love of all things Texas. It works though, and gosh darn it if it isn't fun! (more...)

Valley Youth Theatre Announces 2017 Spring/Summer Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Valley Youth Theatre has announced its lineup for Spring/Summer 2017. See the full schedule below: (more...)

Jon Steinhagen's BLIZZARD '67 to Open 16th Street Theater's 10th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

16th Street Theater's 10th anniversary season begins with BLIZZARD '67 by JON STEINHAGEN directed by ANN FILMER January 12 - February 18, 2017 at North Berwyn Park District's 16th Street Theater, 6420 16th Street in Berwyn, with a press opening of Thursday, January 19 @ 7:30 PM.   (more...)


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Scoop: EMERALD CITY - Series Premiere on NBC - Friday, January 6, 2017
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Get all the scoop on Emerald City - Series Premiere, airing on NBC on Friday, January 6, 2017! (more...)

Scoop: EMERALD CITY on NBC - Friday, January 13, 2017
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Get all the scoop on Emerald City , airing on NBC on Friday, January 13, 2017! (more...)

Scoop: EMERALD CITY on NBC - Friday, January 20, 2017
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Get all the scoop on Emerald City , airing on NBC on Friday, January 20, 2017! (more...)

Cast Set for The Comrades' 2017 Inauguration Day Reading of THE TAMING
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

The Comrades have announced the cast for their 2017 Inauguration Day staged reading of THE TAMING by Lauren Gunderson. (more...)

Kathleen Marshall, Gordon Greenberg & More Join The Muny's 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for The Muny's 2017 Season, which opens on June 12 with Jesus Christ Superstar. (more...)

Improvised Musical Parody SHAMILTON to Shake Up the Windy City This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

NYC has SPAMILTON, and now Chicago is getting in on the HAMILTON parody game! (more...)

The 5th Avenue Theatre/Shakespeare Theatre Company Production of THE SECRET GARDEN Receives $20,000 National Endowment for the Arts Grant
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has announced its first major grant funding round of fiscal year 2017, which includes a $20,000 grant supporting a co-production of The Secret Garden, created in partnership between Seattle's The 5th Avenue Theatre and Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington D.C. The critically acclaimed production directed by 5th Avenue Theatre Executive Producer and Artistic Director David Armstrong, has received rave reviews from critics and audiences alike, and recently announced an extension through January 8 for its current presentation in D.C. The Secret Garden will excite audiences at home in the Emerald City April 14-May 6.  (more...)

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