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O'Rourke Center for the Performing Arts ( Chicago, IL)
1145 W. Wilson
Chicago, IL

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Based on the play Front Porch in Flatbush by Julius J. Epstein and Philip G. Epstein

Sondheim. Signatureís Signature. Stephen Sondheimís hidden gem Saturday Night (1953) is a Signature special concert event that will play for four performances only. Unproduced for almost 45 years, Saturday Night is the first musical Mr. Sondheim ever wrote. This romantic comedy surges with the composerís unique musical voice and sophisticated lyrics. On the eve of the 1929 stock market crash, a group of Brooklyn boys despair their dateless Saturday nights. One of them dreams of Manhattan society life and hatches a get rich quick scheme which ultimately backfires. Features gems such as ďSaturday Night,Ē ďSo Many PeopleĒ and ďWhat More Do I Need?Ē



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...)

Scoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 1/9 - 1/16 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Jan 9, 2017

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Scoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS on NBC - Monday, January 9, 2017
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Lions-Seahawks Dominate NBC's Primetime While SNL Hits a Four Year High
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2017

Saturday Primetime Ratings: Lions-Seahawks Dominate NBC's Primetime While SNL Hits a Four Year High (more...)

Works & Process to Offer a Behind-the-Scenes Look at WAR PAINT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

On Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 7:30pm, Works & Process at the Guggenheim offers a behind-the-scenes look at WAR PAINT, the new musical by librettist Doug Wright, composer Scott Frankel, lyricist Michael Korie, and director Michael Greif in advance of the Broadway opening on April 6, 2017. (more...)

Scoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 1/6 - 1/13 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Jan 6, 2017

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Practice Makes Perfect! Rehearsals Start Next Week for GROUNDHOG DAY on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Rehearsals begin on Monday, January 9, for the Broadway premiere of Groundhog Day, the new musical featuring music and lyrics by Tim Minchin and a book by Danny Rubin, and directed by Matthew Warchus. (more...)

Philippe Bowgen, Donald Faison, Hal Linden, Justin Long, Luna Velez and More Tapped for PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for its revival of Steve Martin's clever and crowd-pleasing comedy hit Picasso at the Lapin Agile. (more...)

Riverside Theatre Presents AN EMPTY PLATE IN THE CAFE DU GRAND BOEUF
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Riverside Theatre, led by Producing Artistic Director/CEO Allen D. Cornell and Managing Director/COO Jon R. Moses, present the contemporary comedy An Empty Plate in the Cafe du Grand Boeuf, which performs on the Waxlax Stage from January 17 - February 5, 2017. An Empty Plate in the Cafe du Grand Boeuf is sponsored by Riverside Theatre's Patron Producers Group. (more...)

Riverside Theatre Presents Noel Coward's PRIVATE LIVES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Riverside Theatre, led by Producing Artistic Director/CEO Allen D. Cornell and Managing Director/COO Jon R. Moses, present Noel Coward's uproarious comedy, Private Lives, which performs on the Stark Stage from January 31 - February 19, 2017. Private Lives is sponsored by Bobbie Olsen and Riverside Theatre's Patron Producers Group. (more...)

Westchester Broadway Theatre to Present Free Performance for Local Children's Homes SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

For the past 42 years, Westchester Broadway Theatre has donated a matinee performance of one of its mainstage productions each year to the children residing in the area institutions in Westchester County. This Year the children will be treated to our new musical production of 'SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER".    (more...)

BWW Album Review: HAIRSPRAY LIVE!
by Remy Holzer - Jan 5, 2017

Skeptics of musical theater like to ask, 'But how do they know the song?' when characters join in during a musical number. One of the virtues of HAIRSPRAY is that the audience itself actually does this: the songs are so catchy that we start singing along. This is appropriate, given the show's message of inclusivity and empowerment of the ordinary. Marc Shaiman (music and lyrics) and Scott Wittman (lyrics) are responsible for the irresistible score of this show, set in Baltimore in the 1960s, that follows plucky, overweight teenager Tracy Turnblad's quest to integrate the 'Corny Collins Show,' an AMERICAN BANDSTAND-style teen dance party that she adores. Along the way, she falls in love with one of its stars, locks horns with another, makes new friends who are black and have a different perspective and a different way of dancing, and finds a place for herself on the show and in life. And her mother Edna and best friend Penny also benefit from Tracy's widening world. (more...)

A.R.T.'s OBERON Sets Winter 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

OBERON, the American Repertory Theater's (A.R.T.) second stage and club theater venue on the fringe of Harvard Square, announces events to be presented at OBERON during January and February - including OBERON Presents, Visiting Artists, and Usual Suspects. (more...)

January Brings a New Year and New Specials at The LINQ Promenade
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

The LINQ Promenade - Caesars Entertainment's open-air shopping, dining and entertainment district at the center of the Las Vegas Strip - celebrates the beginning of 2017 with Chinese New Year and football specials throughout the month of January. Guests can also enjoy daily specials and entertainment throughout the promenade.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Join Rory O'Malley on Ham4Ham and Attend the Coronation of New King Taran Killam
by Stage Tube - Jan 15, 2017

All rulers have their time, but the throne must never be empty. Watch Rory O'Malley on Ham4Ham as he abdicates his post and celebrates the coronation of Hamilton's new King George, Taran Killam. (more...)

IFAW Celebrates End of Ringling Bros.' Animal Acts
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2017

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New Series BARRY Starring Bill Hader Begins Production, 2018 HBO Debut
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

The comedy series BARRY, starring Bill Hader, will begin production on its eight-episode season in Los Angeles this spring, it was announced today by Casey Bloys, president, HBO Programming. Hader (¬ďSaturday Night Live¬Ē) and Alec Berg (HBO's ¬ďSilicon Valley¬Ē) serve as co-creators, executive producers and writers on the show, which is slated for 2018 debut on the network. (more...)

Bill Hader to Star in New Comedy Series BARRY, Debuting on HBO in 2018
by TV News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

The comedy series BARRY, starring Bill Hader, will begin production on its eight-episode season in Los Angeles this spring (more...)

Scoop: MATCH GAME on ABC - Wednesday, February 1, 2017
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VIDEO: Jude Law Talks 'The Young Pope' & More on LATE NIGHT
by - Jan 13, 2017

On last night's LATE NIGHT, guest Jude Law talked to Seth about filming The Young Pope around the Vatican. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Charlotte Awards Winners Announced - Abby Mueller, Cody Jamison Strand and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 13, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 Charlotte winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

VIDEO: Seth Meyers Takes a Closer Look at Trump's War on the Free Press
by - Jan 13, 2017

On last night's LATE NIGHT, host Seth Meyers took a closer look at Donald Trump's war on the Free Press and unprecedented conflicts of interest. Watch the video below! (more...)

Check Out Monologue Highlights from LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS, 1/12
by TV News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

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Swing-Fueled Cast, Creative Team Complete for Broadway's BANDSTAND
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The producers of the new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) and featuring music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, have just announced compete casting and an award-winning design team. (more...)

Record-Breaking Djakarta Warehouse Project Drops Video Of Asia's Biggest Mannequin Challenge
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Over two days in December, 90,000 music fans ¬Ė 27,000 of whom were from overseas ¬Ė descended on Jakarta's JExpo Centre to celebrate life, culture and the beats that unite them (more...)

Life Is Beautiful! Roundabout's CABARET to Play the Princess of Wales Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

David Mirvish will present the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. CABARET will play a strictly one-week engagement, February 14 - 19 at the Princess of Wales Theatre. (more...)

Scoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 1/12 - 1/19 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Jan 12, 2017

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Second City Training Comes to London
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Angel Comedy is now the official UK home of The Second City, the world's premier school of improv whose illustrious alumni include Bill Murray, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Steve Carrell and Mike Myers. (more...)

VIDEO: Andrew Garfield Had Fun Preparing for New Film SILENCE with a Jesuit Priest
by - Jan 12, 2017

On last night's LATE NIGHT, guest AndreW Garfield revealed that the Jesuit priest he worked with to prepare for his role in the new film SILENCE was a bit of a comedian and taught him a lesson about self-reflection. (more...)

VIDEO: Colony House Performs New Single 'You & I' on LATE NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

On last night's LATE NIGHT, music guest Colony House performed their new single 'You and I' off their second album, 'Only the Lonely' out tomorrow. (more...)

The Gallery Players Presents Stephen Sondheim's MARRY ME A LITTLE 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Gallery Players announces the fourth show of its 50th season with the critically acclaimed and timely, Marry Me A Little.  This charming and touching musical revue was conceived and developed by Craig Lucas & Norman Rene, and features songs by Stephen Sondheim. (more...)

Scoop: MATCH GAME on ABC - Saturday, January 14, 2017
by TV Scoop - Jan 11, 2017

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Jake Clemons on Double Birthday Duty for LIGHT OF DAY WINTERFEST; 'Bob's Birthday Bash' Lineup Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

With special appearances scheduled for tonight in New York City and Saturdayhere in Asbury Park, the Jake Clemons Band is officially on the Birthday Beat as a participant in LIGHT OF DAY WINTERFEST 2017: The Beat Goes On, as the 17th anniversary kicks into high gear this week in the global battle to defeat Parkinson's Disease and related illnesses through the awesome power of music. (more...)

Back by Popular Demand Catch David Spade in a Special Encore Performance at Comedy Works This March!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

David Spade became a household favorite during his five-year stint as a cast member of NBC's Saturday Night Live, with unforgettable characters like a sarcastic reporter on 'Weekend Update' and a rudely hilarious flight attendant.  Spade is also well recognized for his memorable role as "Dennis Finch," the wisecracking, power-hungry assistant on Just Shoot Me, which landed him an American Comedy Award, an Emmy nomination and two Golden Globe nominations. (more...)

Scoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 1/11 - 1/18 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Jan 11, 2017

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HAIRSPRAY LIVE!, GREASE LIVE! Among Nominees for Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Nominees for the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards (MUAHS, IATSE Local 706) in 23 categories honoring make-up artists and hair stylists outstanding achievements in motion pictures, television, commercials and live theater were announced today (more...)

Check Out Monologue Highlights from LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS, 1/10
by TV News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Below, check out LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS monologue highlights from last night's broadcast (more...)

Music for Life International to Present MAHLER FOR VISION at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Music For Life International continues its decade-long tradition of global humanitarian concerts at Carnegie Hall by presenting Mahler For Vision, a benefit concert of Gustav Mahler's monumental Second Symphony "Resurrection" on Monday, February 13, 2017 at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage. (more...)

VIDEO: Seth Meyers Grills Kellyanne Conway on Trump's Relationship with FBI, the Press & Twitter
by TV News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Donald Trump's incoming White House counselor Kellyanne Conway defends the president-elect's relationship with the intelligence community, the press and Twitter. (more...)

Felicity Jones, Aziz Ansari Set to Host Upcoming Episodes of SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
by TV News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Oscar- and Golden Globe-nominated actress Felicity Jones, currently seen in the box office smash ¬ďRogue One: A Star Wars Story¬Ē and the critical hit ¬ďA Monster Calls,¬Ē will make her ¬ďSaturday Night Live¬Ē hosting debut on Jan. 14. (more...)

ABC Announces May Premiere Date for DIRTY DANCING Event Movie
by TV News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

The ABC Television Network has announced midseason premiere dates for the mini-series 'When We Rise' and series premiere dates for the one-hour drama 'Time After Time,' half-hour comedy 'Imaginary Mary' and the event movie 'Dirty Dancing,' (more...)

Scoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 1/11 - 1/17 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Jan 10, 2017

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Hottest Articles on BWW 1/3/2017 - 1/10/2017
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Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 1/3/2017 - 1/10/2017. (more...)

VIDEO: Jason Sudeikis Never Asked Co-Star Maisie Williams for Game of Thrones Spoilers
by - Jan 10, 2017

On last night's LATE NIGHT, guest Jason Sudeikis shared that he never asked his BOOK OF LOVE co-star Maisie Williams to reveal spoilers for her HBO drama 'Game of Thrones.' (more...)

Check Out Monologue Highlights from LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS, 1/9
by TV News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

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VIDEO: Van Jones Explains Why Some Obama Voters Turned to Trump
by - Jan 10, 2017

On last night's LATE NIGHT, guest Van Jones talked to Seth about the voters he encountered while investigating the results of the 2016 presidential election for his CNN special "The Messy Truth." (more...)

VIDEO: Tough-Girl Michelle Monaghan Chipped Jamie Foxx's Tooth on Set of New Fillm
by - Jan 10, 2017

On last night's LATE NIGHT, guest Michelle Monaghan admitted she trained so well for her stunts in "Sleepless" that she chipped co-star's Jamie Foxx's tooth on set. (more...)

Rachel Dratch and Jack McBrayer Join Manhattan Concert Productions' CRAZY FOR YOU
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Manhattan Concert Productions welcomes comedic duo Rachel Dratch and Jack McBrayer for their concert performance of Gershwin's Tony Award-winning musical comedy Crazy for You. (more...)

Showtime Picks Up New Comedy WHITE FAMOUS, Starring Jay Pharaoh
by TV News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

SHOWTIME has announced the pick-up of the new half-hour comedy series WHITE FAMOUS led by actor and comedian Jay Pharoah (more...)

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