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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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

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