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10 Marriott Drive
Lincolnshire, IL,

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From his beginning as a struggling carnival magician, Harry Houdini emerged as a legendary escape artist whose death-defying feats captivated the world. Houdini portrays the loves and obsessions of a man whose family relationships are as complex as his mystical illusions.

Filming Underway for Neflix's Adaptation of Atwood's ALIAS GRACE
by TV News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Halfire Entertainment, CBC, and Netflix announced that cameras are rolling on the screen adaptation of Margaret Atwood's ALIAS GRACE. A (more...)

Andrew Samonksy, Jason Graae, Beverly Ward and More to Star in MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Concert at Rubicon
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The 2015-16 Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Musical Concert Series at Rubicon Theatre Company concludes with a concert presentation of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG. (more...)

New Play LUNCH AT AUDREY's Gets NYC Industry Reading
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

An industry reading of the new play Lunch at Audrey's, will take place on September 29th at 3pm at the Linney Theatre at Signature Theatre Company (480 W. 42nd Street). (more...)

'Successor to Harry Houdini' to Bring Off-Broadway Hit to Houston
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Daniel Bauer, the magician and escape artist who currently holds the official title 'Successor to Harry Houdini,' is bringing his one-of-a-kind off-Broadway show to Houston for a limited engagement. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Anita Louise Combe Sings 'Back To Before' from RAGTIME
by Stage Tube - Sep 20, 2016

Earl Carpenter, who starred in the West End and on Broadway as The Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera and Inspector Javert in Les Miserables, and West End star Anita Louise Combe, Tessie Tura in Gypsy at the Savoy Theatre and both Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly in Chicago, head the cast of a major new actor-musician production of RAGTIME at Charing Cross Theatre. Click below to watch Anita Louise Combe, as Mother, singing RAGTIME's 'Back To Before' in the recording studio! (more...)

AMERICA'S GOT TALENT Stars to Join THE ILLUSIONISTS on Broadway This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

'America's Got Talent' triumphant runner-up, The Clairvoyants, will star in THE ILLUSIONISTS - TURN OF THE CENTURY. Fans will be able to see Thommy Ten and Amelie van Tass on Broadway this holiday season. Performances begin November 25, 2016 through January 1, 2017. (more...)

RAGTIME Releases Its First Picture - Meet Coalhouse Walker Jr.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Ako Mitchell stars as Harlem musician Coalhouse Walker Jr., one of the central characters in the musical 'Ragtime'. This stunning new actor-musician version, with a cast led by West End and Broadway stars EARL CARPENTER and  ANITA LOUISE COMB, will follow critically acclaimed 'Titanic' as the second in-house production at Charing Cross Theatre. (more...)

UC-CCM Musical Theatre's RUNAWAYS Heads to Know Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Know Theatre will welcome University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music students to come and play at Your Theatrical Playground with a special co-production of Elizabeth Swados' Runaways. (more...)

Rose Theatre, Kingston Announces Full Cast for Arthur Miller's Masterpiece, ALL MY SONS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Rose Theatre Kingston today announced the full company for its new production of Arthur Miller's All My Sons. Award-winning Michael Rudman directs David Horovitch as Joe Keller and Penny Downie as Kate Keller with Alex Waldmann (Chris Keller), Grace Carter (Lydia Lubey), Edward Harrison (George Deever), William Meredith (Frank Lubey), Alison Pargeter (Sue Bayliss), David Partridge (Jim Bayliss) and Francesca Zoutewelle (Ann Deever). The production opens on 2 November, with previews from 28 October, and runs until 19 November. (more...)

Scoop: HOUDINI & DOYLE on FOX - Saturday, May 14, 2016
by TV Scoop - May 9, 2016

Get all the scoop on Houdini & DOYLE, airing on FOX on Saturday, May 14, 2016! (more...)

Michael Onabanjo-Whittaker and Sara Rajeswaran Lead Staged Concert of RAGTIME at Bishopsgate Institute
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Under amateur licence from Josef Weinberger Ltd., Bishopsgate Institute and Centre Stage London will perform a staged concert of Ahrens and Flaherty's Ragtime - The Musical for six performances only in June 2016. Ragtime - The Musical  is based on the 1975 novel Ragtime by E L Doctorow and features music by Stephen Flaherty,  lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and book by Terrence McNally - all of which won Tony Awards in 1998. This production will run at the Bishopsgate Institute in the heart of the City of London from 14 to 19 June. (more...)

Scoop: HOUDINI & DOYLE on FOX - Monday, May 23, 2016
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Janet Dacal, George Merrick, Donna English and More to Lead Goodspeed's Fresh Take on BYE BYE BIRDIE This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

The exuberant cast of BYE BYE BIRDIE will 'spread sunshine all over the place' in this summertime sensation directed by Jenn Thompson. (more...)

Lauren Stanford to Bring MORE THAN YOU KNOW to The Triad
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

MORE THAN YOU KNOW is a dramatic recreation of Helen Morgan's final night in residency at New York City's Simplon Club in 1932. Written and performed by Lauren Stanford, the play contains songs the chanteuse made famous, including Jerome Kern's 'Bill' and 'Why Was I Born. (more...)

ROOTS Event Series Kicks Off HISTORY's Summer Original Programming Lineup
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2016

Kicking off with the premiere of the highly anticipated event series 'ROOTS,' HISTORY is unveiling the most robust summer of original programming in the 21 year history of the network. (more...)

ROOTS Cast & Producers to Visit White House for Screening & Panel
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2016

The event includes a sneak peek screening of the four-night, eight-hour event series before it premieres on HISTORY on Monday, May 30 at 9 p.m. (more...)

Scoop: HOUDINI & DOYLE on FOX - Monday, May 16, 2016
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Solo Show A Regular Little Houdini Comes to Hollywood Fringe This June
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2016

Set in the sprawling urban slums of the South Wales docklands at the turn of the last century; a coming of age story about a young boy from the docks who idolises Houdini and commits himself to a life of magic, but the harsh reality of working-class life in Edwardian Britain gets in the way. A tenacious dreamer, he trains himself to emulate his hero's escapology amongst the mud and rust of his industrial surroundings, charming those hard-working realists around him but putting himself and others in danger as he becomes more dettached from reality. His parents struggle to come to terms with their son's eccentricity and our boy struggles in the mud and the filth to, not only achieve his dream of becoming an escapologist, but to survive, in a ruthless Edwardian dock town. As he grows our boy finds himself an integral part of the most terrifying events of British industrial history and his personal journey even intersects with the world's greatest showman himself. A connection which will influence both characters till the end of their days. With his hero's guidance, he battles against the irrepressible tide of responsibility, to balance childhood folly and humanity with the cynicism of adulthood. (more...)

CELEBRITY SPIES E-book Series is Released
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Eye Spy Publishing Ltd, has released the first e-book in a new series featuring true stories about 'real-life' spies. 'Celebrity Spies' covers forty-three professions and industries whose famous members 'spied for the side' and include fascinating trivia and hundreds of images. Book 1, Hollywood Actors, features over 50 celebrities. Did you know? Cary Grant was a spy hunter. Frank Sinatra lent the CIA his jet for rendition flights. Marilyn Monroe assembled drones during WWII. Dr. Seuss produced instructional cartoons for the US Army Signal Corps. Lucky Luciano, head of the mafia crime family, worked with the CIA. The US Secret Service and hired Harry Houdini to train agents in escapology. Alfred Hitchcock was an MI6 contact man. Walt Disney became an undercover spy for the FBI. Miles Copeland Jr's father worked for the CIA. The brother of the Dalai Lama worked for the CIA? 'We are excited about the new series and although a departure from the sobering material in Eye Spy Intelligence Magazine, we hope our readers will enjoy it.' - Mark Birdsall / Managing Editor In the series: Actors, Actresses, Adventurers, Archaeologists, Artists, Astronauts, Astronomers, Authors, Businessman, Cartoons, Chefs, Clergy, Cowboys and Indians, Criminals, Dancers, Directors, Engineers, Entertainers, Explorers, Fashion, Groups, Historians, Inventors, Journalists, Movie Producers, Musicians, Mystics, Naturalists, Patriots, Photographers, Physicians, Playwrights, Poets, Politicians, Producers, Royalty, Scholars, Scientists, Sculptors, Singers, Sons and Daughters, Sportsman and 'The Watched'. Book I - Actors. Features over fifty actors who actively participated in or with the intelligence services. (more...)

Episode One of History's Event Series ROOTS Delivers Over 14 Million Viewers
by TV News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

With available time-shifted viewing data, the premiere episode of HISTORY's event series 'ROOTS' was watched by 14.4 million total linear viewers over the course of all premiere week telecasts. (more...)

Scoop: HOUDINI & DOYLE on FOX - Monday, June 6, 2016
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Get all the scoop on Houdini & DOYLE, airing on FOX on Monday, June 6, 2016! (more...)

Broadway Veterans Will Lead Goodspeed's New 1960s Musical A SIGN OF THE TIMES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

This is the story of Cindy, a 20-something whose dreams are bigger than her Midwestern hometown will allow. Set against the backdrop of New York City in the 1960s -women's liberation, the civil rights movement, and protests of the Vietnam war-Cindy searches for her place in the world. A Sign of the Times, featuring chart-topping hits from the 1960s, celebrates friendship, love, and discovering one's sense of self. This pop-fueled musical will run July 29 - September 4 at The Terris Theatre in Chester, Conn. A Sign of the Times will be sponsored by Essex Savings Bank. (more...)

House Theatre of Chicago Extends DEATH & HARRY HOUDINI
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

The House Theatre of Chicago has announced the extension of the first play to ever grace its stage, the magic-filled crowd favorite Death & Harry Houdini, written and directed by The House Theatre of Chicago Artistic Director Nathan Allen and starring Company Member and professional magician Dennis Watkins as Harry Houdini. Filled with stunning magic, poignant dialogue and original music, Death & Harry Houdini presents the story of history's most famous magician and his life-long war against Death. (more...)

Scoop: TO TELL THE TRUTH on ABC - Tuesday, July 12, 2016
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Get all the scoop on TO TELL THE TRUTH, airing on ABC on Tuesday, July 12, 2016! (more...)

Scoop: HOUDINI & DOYLE on FOX - Monday, June 27, 2016
by TV Scoop - Jun 27, 2016

Get all the scoop on Houdini & DOYLE, airing on FOX on Monday, June 27, 2016! (more...)

CUTTIN' IT to Play The Crucible Studio Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

The stage premiere of Charlene James' devastating new play Cuttin' It comes to the Studio stage from Wednesday 20 - Saturday 23 July as part of a UK tour.  A Young Vic/Royal Court co-production with Sheffield Theatres, Birmingham Rep and The Yard Theatre, the play highlights the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) in the UK. (more...)

Laura Michelle Kelly, Brandon Victor Dixon & More Set for Site-Specific RAGTIME Concert on Ellis Island
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

The Tony Award-winning musical Ragtime will receive a one-night site-specific developmental concert on Ellis Island on August 8, 2016. An all-star cast of Broadway and Off-Broadway veterans including Olivier winner Laura Michelle Kelly, Tony and Grammy nominee Brandon Victor Dixon, Emmy winner Michael Park, Robert Petkoff, Shaina Taub, and five-time Emmy nominee Georgia Engel will perform a selection of songs from the American musical with music by Stephen Flaherty and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens. Sammi Cannold will direct the concert in anticipation of a full production in 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Goodspeed's BYE, BYE BIRDIE, Opening 6/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

The exuberant cast of BYE BYE BIRDIE will 'spread sunshine all over the place' in this summertime sensation directed by Jenn Thompson. Ms. Thompson's new take on this youthful classic includes two new songs, 'BYE BYE BIRDIE' from the 1963 film and 'A Mother Doesn't Matter Anymore' from the 1995 television presentation along with crisp new dance arrangements by accomplished composer of Broadway, film and television David Krane.  Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

Scoop: HOUDINI & DOYLE on FOX - Monday, June 20, 2016
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Get all the scoop on Houdini & DOYLE, airing on FOX on Monday, June 20, 2016! (more...)

Casting Revealed for History's New Original Drama Series KNIGHTFALL
by TV News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

HISTORY(R) today announced casting for its new ten-episode drama series KNIGHTFALL from A+E Studios in association with Oscar(R) and Golden Globe(R) nominee Jeremy Renner's and Don Handfield's production company The Combine and Midnight Radio. (more...)

Scoop: HOUDINI & DOYLE on FOX - Monday, June 13, 2016
by - Jun 13, 2016

Get all the scoop on Houdini & DOYLE, airing on FOX on Monday, June 13, 2016! (more...)

Tickets to THE ILLUSIONISTS in Toronto on Sale Saturday
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

On the heels of a highly successful multi-city tour and run on Broadway, the world's best-selling touring magic show, THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY (www.theillusionistslive.com), will play the Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto from December 13, 2016 - January 8, 2017 as part of its current North American tour to more than 50 cities. (more...)

Wavestage Theatre Company to Present RAGTIME THE MUSICAL, 7/14-17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

Wavestage Theatre Company enters its 22nd Season with a limited engagement of RAGTIME THE MUSICAL at Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts this summer! The production will run from July 14-17 with a talented cast of 58 performers. (more...)

Hollywood Fringe Encore! Producers' Awards Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

The Encore! Producers' Awards returns for the seventh year with extended runs of the best of the Hollywood Fringe Festival, running July 8 through August 20, 2016 at ten Hollywood venues. Produced by Combined Artform, this year's extensions feature an exciting selection of exceptional ensemble and solo work at Actors Company, Asylum @ Studio C, Asylum @ McCadden Place Theatre, Asylum @ 6470, Lounge Theatre, Los Angeles LGBT Center, The MET Theatre, Sacred Fools Theatre, The Complex and Three Clubs. With multiple shows per venue each weekend and the special deals and gatherings at Three Clubs bar, the action-packed atmosphere of the Hollywood Fringe Festival vibe will continue through August. (more...)

The Illusionists Coming to Fox Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

On the heels of a highly successful multi-city tour and run on Broadway, the world's best-selling touring magic show, THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY, will perform a limited one week engagement from September 27 - October 2 at Atlanta's Fox Theatre to kick off the 2016/2017 Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta Series. THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY is currently on its North American tour to more than 50 cities. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2016: BWW Q&A - Samantha Baines
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 4, 2016

BWW speaks to Samantha Baines ahead of her 2016 Edinburgh Fringe show '1 Woman, A Dwarf Planet and 2 Cox'. (more...)

THE ILLUSIONISTS - Live from Broadway, Comes to New Orleans this October
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

On the heels of a highly successful multi-city tour and run on Broadway, the world's best-selling touring magic show, THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY, will arrive in New Orleans Oct. 25 - 30, 2016, at the Saenger Theatre as part of its current North American tour to more than 50 cities. Tickets for THE ILLUSIONISTS will go on sale Friday, Aug. 5, 2016, at 10 a.m. Presented by the New Orleans Theatre Association, THE ILLUSIONISTS is part of the East Jefferson General Hospital Broadway in New Orleans 2016 - 2017 season.  (more...)

THE ILLUSIONISTS to Launch Broadway in Orlando Series; Tickets on Sale Friday
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

On the heels of a highly successful multi-city tour and run on Broadway, the world's best-selling touring magic show, The Illusionists - Live from Broadway will play the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in the Walt Disney Theater from October 4 - 9, 2016 as part of its current North American tour to more than 50 cities. (more...)

East Lynne Theater & CM Film Society to Present Keaton Classic STEAMBOAT BILL, JR.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Bill Canfield, Jr., a college student played by Buster Keaton, would rather play his ukulele than be captain of a steamboat, much to his father's disappointment. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS & More Included in Broadway in Miami 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Broadway Across America - Miami and Florida Theatrical Association in partnership with the Adrienne Arsht Center of Miami-Dade County present the 2016 / 2017 Broadway In Miami season featuring: (more...)

James Denton to Star in Hallmark Channel Original Movie FOR LOVE AND HONOR
by TV News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Hallmark Channel's 'Summer Nights' programming event continues with the new, original movie FOR LOVE AND HONOR, premiering Saturday, July 30, 9 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Brian Stokes Mitchell and Andy Mientus Join Laura Michelle Kelly, Brandon Victor Dixon & More in RAGTIME on Ellis Island
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Ragtime On Ellis Island just announced that Tony Award winner and Original Broadway cast member Brian Stokes Mitchell (Shuffle Along, Man of La Mancha) and acclaimed stage and television star Andy Mientus (Spring Awakening, Les Miserables) have joined the lineup of the highly anticipated site-specific developmental concert on Monday, August 8. The all-star cast, directed by Sammi Cannold (Violet on a moving bus at A.R.T; Assistant Director for Diane Paulus & Rachel Chavkin), will perform a selection of songs from the Tony Award-winning musical that features music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and a book by Terrence McNally. The concert is being presented by Suzanne Friedman with an eye towards an immersive, full production of the acclaimed American musical on Ellis Island in 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: IMPOSSIBLE, Noël Coward Theatre, 13 July 2016
by Natalie Crofts - Jul 14, 2016

There's something rather nostalgic about watching a magic show in the heart of London, where the prestigious Magic Circle was first established in 1905. Playing at the Noel Coward Theatre until 27 August, Impossible, presented by Jamie Hendry and Gavin Kalin Productions, celebrates an old-fashioned, over-exaggerated sense of wizardry through a series of special stunts, illusions and tricks that successfully evoke feelings of child-like wonder. (more...)

THE ILLUSIONISTS Coming to The Adrienne Arsht Center October 11 - 16, 2016
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

On the heels of a highly successful multi-city tour and run on Broadway, the world's best-selling touring magic show, THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY (www.theillusionistslive.com), will play at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County in Miami from October 11 - 16, 2016 as part of its current North American tour to more than 50 cities. (more...)

Starry RAGTIME ON ELLIS ISLAND Sets Special Ticket Lottery
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Ragtime On Ellis Island is pleased to announce that a limited number of seats to the highly anticipated site-specific developmental concert on Monday, August 8, will be distributed to the public by way of an online ticket lottery (more...)

Intimate SIDE SHOW Set for The Belmont Theatre This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

The Belmont Theatre will present the moving musical SIDE SHOW August 12-14 & 18-21. The show will take place in the intimate setting of The Bon-Ton Studio and will give the audience the feeling of sitting in a tent in the middle of the action.  The front row sits right on the stage with the actors. (more...)

THE MAGIC PARLOUR to Return to The House Theatre of Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

The House Theatre of Chicago announces the return of Dennis Watkins in The Magic Parlour, at the Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel, 17 E. Monroe, for an open run starting September 2. (more...)

Rabbit' Celebrates 15th Anniversary as Leading Wine and Barware Brand
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Fans of Rabbit brand, which redefined the way we open wine and best known for its iconic Original Corkscrew, have one more reason to toast this summer. In celebration of 15 years, the design team at Rabbit has introduced its newest innovation, the Aero Wine Opener. (more...)

Earl Carpenter and Anita Louise Combe Lead RAGTIME at Charing Cross Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Aug 22, 2016

Earl Carpenter, who starred in the West End and on Broadway as The Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera and Inspector Javert in Les Miserables, and West End star Anita Louise Combe, Tessie Tura in Gypsy at the Savoy Theatre and both Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly in Chicago, are to head the cast of a major new actor-musician production of RAGTIME. (more...)

BWW Interview: Thomas James O'Leary Directs NEXT TO NORMAL
by Don Grigware - Aug 15, 2016

Thomas James O'Leary's recent directing credits include Flim Flam: Houdini and the Hereafter, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Nine, Dusty de los Santos, The Debut of Georgia, A Horse with a View, and currently Sunday in the Park with George. Thomas is best known for his three-year run (over 1,000 performances) in the title role of Broadway's longest-running musical, The Phantom of the Opera. Other acting credits include Miss Saigon (Broadway original cast), Les Miserables (First National original cast), Chess (First National), You Never Can Tell (Yale Rep), Last Sunday in June (Century Center), Travels with My Aunt (Colony Theatre), and Take Me Out (LA Weekly Award, Celebration Theatre).   (more...)

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