Broadway Stars Set for Special Showcase THE JOINT Tonight at TNC's Dream Up Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Evelyn must follow her dreams ... by leaving her family. Come down for some hot times with THE JOINT at Theatre for The New City's Dream Up Festival this September. (more...)

MTV to Premiere New Season of REAL WORLD SEATTLE: BAD BLOOD, 10/12
by TV News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

After 31 seasons, 'Real World' is revisiting the Emerald City with a fresh new twist that's sure to up the ante for the latest crop of roommates when REAL WORLD SEATTLE: BAD BLOOD premieres with back-to-back episodes on October 12 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on MTV. (more...)

TNC's 2016 Dream Up Festival to Present THE JOINT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival presents 'The Joint'. (more...)

Filming Underway for New Comedy LIFE OF THE PARTY, Starring Melissa McCarthy
by Movies News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Principal photography is underway on New Line Cinema's comedy LIFE OF THE PARTY, starring award-winning actor Melissa McCarthy under the direction of Ben Falcone. McCarthy and Falcone co-wrote the screenplay and will produce through their production company On the Day Productions. (more...)

Harlem Rep to Stage Jazzy THE WIZARD OF OZ for Young Audiences
by BroadwayWorld JR - Sep 27, 2016

Harlem Repertory Theatre will stage 'The Wizard of Oz,' co-produced by the Yip Harburg Foundation, for young (and young-at-heart) audiences October 8 to December 13 at Tato Laviera Theatre at Harlem Prep Elementary School, 240 East 123rd Street (at 3rd Ave.), Manhattan. (more...)

Taylor Louderman, Alex Wyse and More Join Original Chicago Stars in RIDE THE CYCLONE at MCC Theater; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

MCC Theater today announced casting and full creative team for its thrilling New York City premiere of the new musical Ride the Cyclone, which marks just the third musical in MCC's now-iconic 30-year history of producing new works for the American theater. (more...)

NBC Thrilling Dramas TIMELESS, EMERALD CITY & More Heading to New York Comic Con
by TV News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

NBC and Universal Television will be heading to the Javits Center for New York Comic Con with three thrilling dramas: “Timeless,” which premieres Monday, Oct. 3 at 10 p.m.; “Emerald City,” which launches with a special two-hour event at 9 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 6; and “Midnight, Texas,” which will begin later in midseason. (more...)

Broadway's Rachel Schur, David Rowen, and Melanie Brook Cover James Bay's 'Let It Go'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

New music YouTube channel, davidrowen/creative, has released its first music video, covering the radio hit, 'Let It Go,' by James Bay. (more...)


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Harlem Rep to Stage Jazzy THE WIZARD OF OZ for Young Audiences
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2016

Harlem Repertory Theatre will stage 'The Wizard of Oz,' co-produced by the Yip Harburg Foundation, for young (and young-at-heart) audiences October 8 to December 13 at Tato Laviera Theatre at Harlem Prep Elementary School, 240 East 123rd Street (at 3rd Ave.), Manhattan. (more...)

BWW Review: Shimmering Dancers in New York City Ballet's JEWELS
by Marsha Volgyi - Oct 7, 2016

Jewels, choreographed by George Balanchine, performed on Friday September 30, 2016 at The Koch Theater was a wonderful beginning to the weekend. This ballet is a truly priceless gem in the repertoire of the New York City Ballet. The three-act storyless ballet is quite distinctive with its style and music. (more...)

THRONES THE MUSICAL PARODY Announces Halloween Performance and Costume Contest
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

"Thrones! The Musical Parody" and Apollo Theater Chicago (2540 N. Lincoln Ave.) announce a one-night-only Halloween performance and costume contest onMonday, October 31. Audience members are encouraged to don their best Halloween attire and participate in a costume contest judged by cosplay group leaders from Geeks A Gogo, AllGeeks HQ and The Age of Geeks as well as the cast of "Thrones!." In search of the best costume this side of the Seven Kingdoms, attendees have a chance of winning more than $200 in prizes from local vendors such as Chicago Costume, Taboo Tabou, G Boutique and more. The Halloween performance of "Thrones! The Musical Parody" takes place on Monday, October 31 at 7:30pm. Tickets ($20) for the Halloween performance can be purchased at the Apollo Theater Box Office by calling 773.935.6100 or visitingTicketmaster.com using the promo code COSPLY. (more...)

Emerald City Theatre to Present Junie B. Jones in... JINGLE BELLS, BATMAN SMELLS!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Joining its 2016 fall repertoire, Emerald City Theatre (ECT) will open its remount of the highly praised holiday comedy, Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells, directed by ECT Artistic Director Jacqueline Stone with movement direction by Aileen McGroddy. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Little Rock - Week of 10/30/2016
by BWW - Oct 30, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/30/2016 for Little Rock (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Little Rock - Week of 10/23/2016
by BWW - Oct 23, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/23/2016 for Little Rock (more...)

Emerald City Theatre to Present Junie B. Jones in... JINGLE BELLS, BATMAN SMELLS!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

Joining its 2016 fall repertoire, Emerald City Theatre (ECT) will open its remount of the highly praised holiday comedy, Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells, directed by ECT Artistic Director Jacqueline Stone with movement direction by Aileen McGroddy. (more...)

Polarity Ensemble Theatre to Stage World Premiere LEAVINGS This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Polarity Ensemble Theatre presents the world premiere of Gail Parrish's LEAVINGS, a story of racial reconciliation that brings an important voice to the public dialogue on Black Lives Matter. Directed by Ashley Honore Roberson, it plays October 21 - November 20, 2016 at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614, where Polarity is a resident company. (more...)

Polarity Ensemble Theatre's LEAVINGS Opens This Sunday; Go Behind the Scenes!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Polarity Ensemble Theatre presents the world premiere of Gail Parrish's LEAVINGS, a story of racial reconciliation that brings an important voice to the public dialogue on Black Lives Matter. Directed by Ashley Honore Roberson, it plays October 21 - November 20, 2016 at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614, where Polarity is a resident company. (more...)

Yorktown Stage Presents THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2016

Dorothy Gale is swept away to the magical land of Oz in a tornado.  She embarks on a quest to the Emerald City to see the Wizard in who can help her return home.  On her way she meets a Scarecrow who needs a brain, a Tin Man who wants a heart, and a Cowardly Lion who desperately needs courage. They travel together to the Wizard of Oz  with hopes he will help them.  On the way, they encounter the Wicked Witch of the East who tries to put a halt to the friends' journey. (more...)

Polarity Ensemble Theatre's LEAVINGS Opens This Sunday; Go Behind the Scenes!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Polarity Ensemble Theatre presents the world premiere of Gail Parrish's LEAVINGS, a story of racial reconciliation that brings an important voice to the public dialogue on Black Lives Matter. Directed by Ashley Honore Roberson, it plays October 21 - November 20, 2016 at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614, where Polarity is a resident company. (more...)

Seattle Business Leading on Climate Fight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

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Now Playing Onstage in Little Rock - Week of 10/16/2016
by BWW - Oct 16, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/16/2016 for Little Rock (more...)

Photo Flash: A Two-Show Day in WICKED's Emerald City, SOMETHING ROTTEN Gets Something Sweet, and More Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2016

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! Today's edition features the Ozians of Wicked getting pumped for a two-show day, Something Rotten cast members getting a midday Schmackary's pick-me-up, and more! (more...)

John Keating, Laoisa Sexton and More to Star in THE PIGEON IN THE TAJ MAHAL at Irish Rep; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Irish Repertory Theatre has announced complete casting for the world premiere of THE PIGEON IN THE TAJ MAHAL, by Laoisa Sexton. (more...)

THRONES THE MUSICAL PARODY Announces Second Extension
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

"Thrones! The Musical Parody" and Apollo Theater Chicago (2540 N. Lincoln Ave.) announce the second extension for the Chicago premiere of the hit musical, now playing through January 15, 2017. Written and produced by the creative team behind "Baby Wants Candy" and "50 Shades! The Musical Parody," the sell-out show from Scotland begins as a group of friends gather for the season finale of "Game of Thrones," when they soon realize that one friend has never seen television show. Recounting plot highlights throughout all six seasons-including over 40 characters and 21 original songs-the production is a "hilarious ride that never slows down" (BuzzNews Chicago), detailing the highs and lows of the hit HBO series. Tickets ($36 - $59) for the extension go on sale Friday, October 14 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at the Apollo Theater Box Office by calling 773.935.6100 or visiting Ticketmaster.com. (more...)

Norwegian Cruise Line To Debut New Ship Designed For Alaska Cruising In 2018
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

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MTV to Premiere New Season of REAL WORLD SEATTLE: BAD BLOOD, Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

After 31 seasons, 'Real World' is revisiting the Emerald City with a fresh new twist that's sure to up the ante for the latest crop of roommates when REAL WORLD SEATTLE: BAD BLOOD premieres with back-to-back episodes on October 12 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on MTV. (more...)

THRONES! THE MUSICAL PARODY Announces Second Extension and Change in Schedule at Apollo Theater Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

"Thrones! The Musical Parody" and Apollo Theater Chicago (2540 N. Lincoln Ave.) announce the second extension for the Chicago premiere of the hit musical, now playing through January 15, 2017. (more...)

Data Science Training Provider Metis Expands to Seattle
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

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Taylor Louderman, Alex Wyse and More Join Original Chicago Stars in RIDE THE CYCLONE, Beginning Tonight at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

MCC Theater presents the thrilling New York City premiere of the new musical Ride the Cyclone, which marks just the third musical in MCC's now-iconic 30-year history of producing new works for the American theater. (more...)

6CD Supernova Box Set of The Universe's Finest SPACE ROCK Set to Launch In November
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

An intergalactic roadmap to the most mind-blowing sounds in the Universe will be landing in record stores everywhere starting November 18 courtesy of Purple Pyramid Records. (more...)

Halcyon Theatre and The Blind Owl Present U.S. Premiere of DIRTY BUTTERFLY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Chicago's Halcyon Theatre presents dirty butterfly by debbie tucker green, a co-production with Chicago's The Blind Owl. Artistic Director of The Blind Owl, Azar Kazemi, directs this U.S. Premiere. dirty butterfly runs now through December 10, 2016 at Halcyon Theatre (press opening Nov. 10), located in residence at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3253 W. Wilson Avenue, on Chicago's north side. (more...)

Kuo Climax EP 'Tomorrow' Out on Emerald City 12/9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Rising star Kuo Climax's EP on Emerald City entitled 'Tomorrow' features two profound originals with a stellar remix from fellow Spanish artist Dennis Cruz. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Little Rock - Week of 11/06/2016
by BWW - Nov 6, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/06/2016 for Little Rock (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Chicago Regional Awards Update - Patti LuPone, Frankie Leo Bennett, Alex Weisman and More Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 29, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Chicago Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

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...)

Artistic Director Of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie Announces His Inaugural Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie today announces his inaugural season. The new season opens with Hastie directing William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar bringing Shakespeare back to the Crucible; this will be followed in the Studio by the winner of the new annual RTST Director Award Scheme Kate Hewitt directing the regional premiere of Nina Raine's Tribes.   (more...)

BLIZZARD '67, MUTHALAND and More Set for 16th Street's 10th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

16th Street Theater announces their 10th Anniversary Season 2017: The Journey featuring three exceptional plays about journeys by writers Jon Steinhagen, Karen Zacarias and Minita Gandhi as well as a return to nine plays by past playwrights-in-residence. (more...)

BWW Review: 7th Annual OhioHealth Emerald City Half and Quarter Marathon - Beating the Heat to Celebrate a Lucky Year
by Christina Mancuso - Aug 29, 2016

Never have I felt safer participating in an athletic event than running this year's OhioHealth Emerald City Half Marathon. (more...)

Cast Announced for New Season of NBC's CELEBRITY APPRENTICE!
by TV News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Launching the new year in dramatic style, NBC has set January premiere dates for three key midseason series — “The New Celebrity Apprentice,” now in Los Angeles and starring master of the boardroom Arnold Schwarzenegger; “Grimm,” which will begin its sixth and final season; and the epic, romantic and wondrous “Emerald City.” (more...)

2016 OhioHealth Emerald City Half & Quarter Marathon Announces Safety Precautions for Inclement Weather, 8/28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

The OhioHealth Emerald City Half and Quarter Marathon will celebrate its seventh anniversary when a sold out field of 3,500 runners and walkers participate in 13.1-mile and 6.55-mile events on August 28, 2016. The forecast is calling for high temps, which could reach up to 90 degrees with high humidity and scattered thunderstorms. (more...)

All-Chicago Cast Set for 'Thrones! The Musical Parody' at Apollo Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

"Thrones! The Musical Parody" sweeps through the Windy City once again this fall at Apollo Theater Chicago (2540 N Lincoln Ave) with a talented ensemble of Chicago up-and-comers bringing the "Game of Thrones" send-up to life. Under the direction of Hannah Todd, the cast of "Thrones! The Musical Parody" includes Caitlyn Cerza, Nick Druzbanski, Madeline Lauzon, Beau Nolen, Victoria Olivier and Christopher Ratliff. This all-Chicago cast combines comedic talents and "knockout vocal harmonies" (Chicago Reader) to bring all six seasons of the HBO hit to the stage, recounting the journey of well-known characters such as Tyrion Lannister, Jon Snow, Cersei Lannister, the Stark family, Daenerys Targaryen and more. Performances for the fall run of "Thrones! The Musical Parody" begin September 15; tickets ($29-$59) are on sale now and can be purchased at ApolloChicago.com or by calling the box office at 773.935.6100. The press performance takes place on September 21. Headshots and imagery can be accessed here. (more...)

Christopher Jackson, HAIRSPRAY & More - BWW's Guide to Broadway on Fall TV!
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 23, 2016

Broadway stars and a host of musical presentations are on tap for the upcoming 2016-17 primetime television season. Included in THE LINEUP will be new series starring HAMILTON's Christopher Jackson, FROZEN's Kristen Bell and BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY star Stephen Pasquale. (more...)

EMPTYING THE BUCKET Announces Performances
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

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