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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...)

SH*T-FACED SHOWTIME: THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ to Play Leicester Square Theatre This July
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Shit-faced Shakespeare's sibling Shit-faced Showtime joins them at the Leicester Square Theatre for an exclusive four dates in July (2-23 July 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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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...)

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...)

Photo Flash: SBCT Heads Down the Yellow Brick Road with THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

There's no place like Oz this summer. Join SBCT on July 14-30, and travel over the rainbow to a magical kingdom filled with munchkins, flying monkeys, witches, and a wish-granting wizard. Join four friends as they discover wisdom, compassion, courage, and a way back home. (more...)

Oli Furness' 'Wanna Lie Down' ft. Parris Mitchell on Emerald City This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Manchester star Oli Furness will soon be leaving his mark on Hot Creations sister label Emerald City with the irresistibly groovy Wanna Lie Down, featuring Chicago's own Parris Mitchell on the remix (more...)

Harlem Rep's THE WIZARD OF OZ to Close 8/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

'The Wizard of Oz,' presented by Harlem Repertory Theater and Yip Harburg Foundation, will now close August 20, 2017 after 26 performances.  A previously scheduled September 9 performance has been canceled. The production has played since October 8, 2016 at Tato Laviera Theatre, 240 East 123rd Street (near 2nd Ave.), Manhattan, and has been extended twice. (more...)

BWW Previews: FRIDA at Cincinnati Opera Offers an Insightful View of the Artist
by Laura A. Hobson - Jun 21, 2017

In a unique production, Cincinnati Opera offers FRIDA by composer Robert Xavier Rodriguez with libretto by Hilary Blecher and Migdalia Cruz.  An opera filled with music drawn from Mexican folklore and American influences, such as George Gershwin, FRIDA covers the life of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo (1907 - 1954).  (more...)

Follow The Yellow Brick Road To Southport Theatre with THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Regal Entertainments are delighted to announce that their 2016 smash hit production of The Wizard of Oz will be visiting Southport Theatre from Tuesday 24 - Thursday 26 October and tickets are on sale now! (more...)

Tenor Anthony Kearns to Return to Lismore Opera Festival in L'ELISIR D'AMORE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

World-renowned tenor Anthony Kearns returns to the Lismore Opera Festival in the leading tenor role of 'Nemorino' in Gaetano Donizetti's masterpiece, L'elisir d'amore, at the Lismore Castle Gardens in Lismore, Ireland this Friday and Saturday, June 2 and 3, 2017. (more...)

Follow The Yellow Brick Road to Main Street Youth Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Main Street Youth Theatre Presents The Wizard of Oz! (more...)

BWW Review: Valley Youth Theatre Presents THE WIZARD OF OZ
by Herbert Paine - Jun 19, 2017

Valley Youth Theatre's production of THE WIZARD OF OZ, directed by Bobb Cooper, features an enchanting array of young talents. The show, which runs through June 25th at the Herberger Theater Center's Center Stage, is perfectly suited for the entire family and guaranteed to fix a permanent smile on their faces. (more...)

Pride Arts Center Theatre for Young Audiences Begins 7/8
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Pride Arts Center (PAC), home to Pride Films and Plays (PFP), has been producing a variety of shows each month, but this summer will be their first ever Theatre for Young Audiences production. (more...)

Josh Taylor & Justin Jay - Pussy Pop. Remixed by Jamie Jones. Out the 30th June on Emerald City
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Next up with their debut release on Hot Creations' sister label Emerald City are former college roommates Josh Taylor and Justin Jay. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Amazon to Premiere Animated Kid Series LOST IN OZ, 8/4
by TV News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Amazon today announced that LOST IN OZ, the highly-anticipated animated kid series for children ages 6-11, is scheduled to premiere August 4 on Prime Video in the US and UK. (more...)

Go Over The Rainbow To Stockport Plaza This Summer As Full Cast Announced For WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Regal Entertainments recently announced that their smash hit production of The Wizard of Oz would be heading to Stockport Plaza this summer, and producers are now excited to reveal the full cast. (more...)

FlowPlay Partners with RAVE Foundation to Bring 500 Local Kids to Seattle Sounders FC Match on July 23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

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BWW Review: THE WIZARD OF OZ at South Bend Civic Theatre
by Marlon Deleon - Jul 18, 2017

For a performance run that spans multiple weekends, the first weekend is often accepted as a wrinkly weekend...acknowledging some things still need to be ironed out. Recognizing that this is the first production to open at 403 N. Main Street since Aaron Nichols stepped in as Executive Director (different from the previous alignment of a tag team Managing and Artistic Directors) also deems it necessary to say that this season was selected before Nichols took charge. He was indeed actively involved before, but to accurately evaluate his effectiveness, he would need to stay in this role through the beginning of the 2020 season (ironic, yet fitting, for a target of hindsight evaluation). (more...)

The LIVINGroom Explores WHO YOU ARE... at Stage 773 in August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The LIVINGroom announces the lineup and details for the third installment of its 2017 solo performance season at Stage 773. Performers Shi An Co, Bo Kinney, Jorge Silva, and Van Ferdinand join ensemble members Megan Powell and Laura Reitsma in the Cabaret Theater at Stage 773 on Sundays, August 13, 20, and 27 in The LIVINGroom: You Are..., directed by LIVINGroom ensemble member Joel Reitsma. The LIVINGroom: You Are... is created in collaboration with Jeff Award-winning sound designer (Non-Equity award 2016) Jeffrey Levin. (more...)

Ron Hawking's THE MEN AND THEIR MUSIC to Mark 10th Anniversary at the Apollo Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

The Windy City's own Ron Hawking returns this fall to Apollo Theater Chicago (2540 N Lincoln Ave) with the 10-year anniversary celebration of The Men and Their Music, produced by Rob Kolson Creative Productions, Inc. (more...)

Casting Announced for Hell in a Handbag's BEWILDERED at Stage 773
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Hell in a Handbag Productions, now celebrating its 15th Anniversary Season, is pleased to announce casting for the world premiere of BEWILDERED. (more...)

The Williams Project presents BLUES FOR MISTER CHARLIE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

The Williams Project, in partnership with Emerald City Bible Fellowship and Franklin High School, presents James Baldwin's classic American play Blues for Mister Charlie. Baldwin's rarely produced masterpiece explores race and violence in the United States with honesty, music, dark humor, and compassion. Blues for Mister Charlie will run September 6 - 10, 2017 at Emerald City Bible Fellowship and September 13 - 17, 2017 at Franklin High School. Opening night is September 7, 2017. Each performance of Blues for Mister Charlie will be followed by a facilitated discussion, featuring leadership from the community hosting the performance and Williams Project artists. All tickets are Pay-What-You-Can and available for reservation now through the online box office at thewilliamsproject.org/tickets.  (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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