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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

VIDEO: Emilia Clarke Talks New Film ME BEFORE YOU on 'Late Night'
by - May 25, 2016

On last night's LATE NIGHT, "Game of Thrones" star Emilia Clarke talks about making her new tearjerker ME BEFORE YOU. Watch the clips from the appearance below! (more...)

UPDATE: Tickets for SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Starring Jake Gyllenhaal Now Sold Out
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Tickets for the event went on sale at noon today, May 25th, and according to the event's official web site, they have now sold out! (more...)

BWW Review: Back to School with TALES OF A FOURTH GRADE NOTHING and STONE SOUP at Playhouse Jr.
by Greg Kerestan - May 25, 2016

The acclaimed university's children's theatre double feature explores the wide variety of possibilities for family entertainment. (more...)

by TV Scoop - May 25, 2016

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 5/25 - 6/1, airing on NBC (more...)

How Does Tony Nominee Jeff Daniels Do Broadway? By 'Sprinting Face First into the Wall 8 Times a Week'
by Marissa Sblendorio - May 24, 2016

It's undeniable that Jeff Daniels' career has been a varied one. From his Emmy-winning role on Aaron Sorkin's THE NEWSROOM to one half of the comedy duo behind DUMB AND DUMBER, the stage and screen star has proven his versatility time and time again. Now he's back on Broadway in a role that has proven to be his most grueling yet. (more...)

Melissa McCarthy Stars in New Comedy THE BOSS, Coming to Digital HD, Blu-ray/DVD & On Demand
by Movies News Desk - May 24, 2016

Academy Award-nominated Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids, The Heat) takes charge in the outrageous, hilarious new comedy THE BOSS, arriving on Digital HD on July 12, 2016, and Blu-ray , DVD and On Demand on July 26 (more...)

Spike Toasts Mankind With The Party Of The Decade at 10th Annual 'Guys Choice'
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2016

Spike's 'Guys Choice' kicks-off its 10 year anniversary celebration by announcing Academy Award winners Ben Affleck and Matt Damon will be receiving one of the evening's highest honor, 'Guys of the Decade.' (more...)

NBC Brings in Big Numbers for the Week in Adults 18-49 with THE VOICE & BLINDSPOT
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2016

¬†NBC has delivered an average 1.1 rating, 4 share in adults 18-49 and 5.0 million viewers overall for the primetime ratings week of May 16-22, according to ¬ďlive plus same day¬Ē figures from Nielsen Media Research.¬† (more...)

VIDEO: Bryson Tiller Performs 'Exchange' on LATE NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

On last night's LATE NIGHT, music guest Bryson Tiller made his network television debut performing 'Exchange' for the studio audience. Watch the appearance below! (more...)

Mark Rylance, GREAT COMET & More Win Boston's Elliot Norton Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

More than 25 nominations of outstanding actors, directors, designers and ensembles were announced today by The Boston Theater Critics Association (BTCA), with winners to be revealed at the 34th Annual Elliot Norton Awards on Monday, May 23, 2016 at 7 PM, at Boston's Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: PROGRAM B of 'Soaking Wet' Wipes out with Lame Jokes and Relentless Repetition
by Juan Michael Porter II - May 23, 2016

On paper, Lawrence Goldhuber/Bigmanarts contrasted with Christopher Williams -- both theatrically inclined and unafraid of being wacky -- sounds marvelous. Marvelous dance evenings are certainly what Mr. Parker usually presents, but many hours after the fact I am still waiting for the magic of May 19th, 2016 to coalesce.  (more...)

Fred Armisen-Hosted SNL Ranks #1 for the Night in Metered Markets
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2016

The May 21 telecast of 'Saturday Night Live,' with host Fred Armisen and musical guest Courtney Barnett, averaged a 3.7 rating, 10 share in household results from the 56 markets metered by Nielsen Media Research and a 1.7/9 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters. (more...)

Tracy Morgan, Dick Gregory and More to Headline Carolines On Broadway in June!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Carolines on Broadway announces its line-up for the month of June 2016, highlighted by headliners Tracy Morgan, from NBC's 30 Rock and Saturday Night Live, June 2 - 4; legendary activist and comedian Dick Gregory, June 4 and 5; Maz Jobrani, from the Axis of Evil Comedy Tour and author of "I'm Not a Terrorist But I Play One on TV," June 10 - 12; Darrell Hammond, from NBC's Saturday Night Live, June 16 - 18; Gilbert Gottfried, from the film The Aristocrats, June 23; Jon Rudnitsky, from NBC's Saturday Night Live, June 24 - 26; and Michael Blackson, The African King of Comedy, July 4th Weekend, June 30 ( - July 3). (more...)

PARADE Extends at Hope Mill Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

?The long-awaited revival of the hit musical Parade at Manchester's new fringe theatre is now open to rave reviews at Hope Mill Theatre. The producers have also announced that the production is to be extended for an extra week by popular demand and will now run until Saturday 11th June. (more...)

North Coast to Host Improvised Historical Hip-Hopera, 6/3
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

North Coast, New York City's premier hip-hop improv team, has long been known for their seamless melding of freestyle rapping and long form improv comedy. But in the heat of Lin Manuel's smash Broadway hit Hamilton, people have been going f****** bonkers for historical raps. We hear you loud and clear. (more...)

NBCSN Airs Western Conference Final Game 5 Tonight
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2016

NBCSN presents a crucial Game 5 of the 2016 Stanley Cup Western Conference Final tonight at 8 p.m. ET, as Vladimir Tarasenko and St. Louis Blues host Joe Pavelski and the San Jose Sharks with their best-of-7 series tied at two games apiece. (more...)

ODETTE Productions Presents Its Inaugural Production Of SEX As Part Of 2016 Hollywood Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2016

Odette Productions boards the 20th Century Limited bound for New York City as it presents the world premiere comedy SEX, loosely based on the scandalous affairs of infamous socialite Peggy Hopkins Joyce. Sex will be playing nine performances at The Hudson Theatres as part of the 2016 Hollywood Fringe Festival. (more...)

4 Days To Feast, 361 Days To Recover! Feast Portland 2016 Festival Lineup Announced, Tickets On Sale Friday, May 20
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2016

Bon Apptit Presents Feast Portland, taking place September 15-18, has released its full 2016 festival lineup, unveiling four new Fun-Size events, a Latin theme for the Night Market, a new east side location for the Sandwich Invitational, and over 100 chefs from around the world. Feast Portland tickets will be available to purchase starting at 9am PST on Friday, May 20 at (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Funnyman Christopher Fitzgerald Loves His Weirdo Character in WAITRESS
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 20, 2016

From the moment Christopher Fitzgerld enters the stage in Sara Bareilles and Jessie Nelson's WAITRESS, the comic genius begins. He plays Ogie in a performance that has earned him his third Tony Nomination (Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical). How does he do it? Find out below! (more...)

VIDEO: 5 Things You Never Knew About Wendy Williams Revealed!
by - May 20, 2016

Wendy Williams stopped by last night's LATE NIGHT and revealed five true fun facts about herself. Watch clips from the apperance below! (more...)

VIDEO: NEIGHBORS Star Zac Efron Reveals: 'Seth Rogen Used to Hate Me'
by - May 20, 2016

On last night's LATE NIGHT, guest Zac Efron revealed that his NEIGHBORS co-star Seth Rogen used to hate him. (more...)

VIDEO: Chef Eric Ripert Talks New Book '32 Yolks' on LATE NIGHT
by - May 20, 2016

On last night's LATE NIGHT, chef Eric Ripert talked about his book '32 Yolks' and explained how his mother inspired his love of cooking. (more...)

by TV Scoop - May 20, 2016

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 5/20 - 5/27, airing on NBC (more...)

Jim Breuer and the Loud & Rowdy 'Songs From The Garage' Available For Pre-Stream
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

In anticipation of the release of debut full-length, Songs From The Garage, Jim Breuer and the Loud & Rowdy have made the album available for pre-streaming via Pandora. (more...)

Final Tickets to SINGIN' IN THE RAIN in Melbourne Released
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Opening to thunderous applause on Saturday Night, the splash-hit West End stage production SINGIN' IN THE RAIN is now playing at Melbourne's Her Majesty's Theatre with final tickets released today. Hailed by critics and audiences alike, this extraordinary production of SINGIN' IN THE RAIN starring the charming and charismatic Adam Garcia, Jack Chambers, Gretel Scarlett and Erika Heynatz is playing in Melbourne until July 2 and is not to be missed. (more...)

VIDEO: Fred Armisen Promos Season Finale of SNL with Music Guest Courtney Barnett
by TV News Desk - May 20, 2016

Fred Armisen hosts the Season Finale of NBC's Saturday Night LIVE, featuring musical guest Courtney Barnett. (more...)

Off-Broadway's TRIP OF LOVE Welcomes New Cast Members to Company
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Trip of Love, New York's high-voltage 1960's Pop Music Spectacular, proudly welcomes Bahiyah Hibah to the company.  Starting May 24, Hibah assumes the role of 'Jennifer.' Hibah's Broadway credits include The Color Purple, The Little Mermaid, Rock of Ages, Memphis, Pal Joey, Evita, Chicago (Velma), After Midnight, and On The Twentieth Century. (more...)

by TV Scoop - May 19, 2016

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 5/19 - 5/26, airing on NBC (more...)

CATS' Choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler On Unfolding The Familiar To Find Something Deeper
by Michael Dale - May 19, 2016

The IN THE HEIGHTS and HAMILTON choreography looks to honor CATS' past while creating something deeper. (more...)

VIDEO: Margaret Cho Talks New Album 'American Myth' on LATE NIGHT
by - May 19, 2016

On last night's LATE NIGHT, guest Margaret Cho talked about transitioning from comedy to music with her new album, 'American Myth.' Later, Cho remembers Prince. (more...)

VIDEO: David Schwimmer Talks 'People v O.J.' on LATE NIGHT
by - May 19, 2016

On last night's LATE NIGHT, Seth recalled when David Schwimmer gave the commencement address when he graduated from Northwestern. Later, Schwimmer talks about 'The People v O.J. Simpson' in which he portrayed Robert Kardashian. (more...)

VIDEO: Sir the Baptist Perform 'Raise Hell' on LATE NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

On last night's LATE NIGHT, Chicago based artist Sir the Baptist made their television debut, performing 'Raise Hell' Watch the appearance below! (more...)

Drury Lane Theatre to Stage DEATHTRAP, 6/9-8/14
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Drury Lane Theatre continues its 2016-2017 season with Ira Levin's popular murder mystery, Deathtrap, directed by Artistic Director William Osetek. Deathtrap runs June 9 - August 14, 2016 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The Press Opening is Thursday, June 16 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

VIDEO: MTV Shares Super Teaser for LADYLIKE Season Premiere
by - May 19, 2016

Below, check out a brand new, extended supertease for the upcoming 30-minute hidden camera prank show LADYLIKE, premiering on Thursday, June 9 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on MTV (more...)

VIDEO: Lonely Island, Greta Gerwig & More Perform 'Second Chance Theatre' on LATE NIGHT
by - May 18, 2016

On last night's LATE NIGHT, The Lonely Island's Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone fondly remember the SNL sketches that never made it to the air. (more...)

Fiasco Theater's INTO THE WOODS Headed to Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Following great critical success in New York, innovative and ground breaking theatre company Fiasco bring their enchanting reinvention of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's masterpiece Into The Woods to the Chocolate Factory this Summer. The production opens on 12 July, with previews from 1 July, and runs until 17 September. (more...)

Comedian Steven Wright Returning to The Orleans Showroom, 6/17-18
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

?Steven Wright, the Academy Award-winning and Grammy-nominated comedian known for his trademark satire, absurdist one-liners, monotone voice and deadpan delivery, will return to The Orleans Showroom June 17 and 18. (more...)

Sally Kellerman to Play Catalina Jazz Club, 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Sally Kellerman, the Oscar-nominated 'Hot Lips' Houlihan of the original Robert Altman film 'M*A*S*H,' will bring her acclaimed show 'A Little Jazz, A Little Blues, a Little Rock and Roll,' to the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood on Wed., June 1 at 8:30 PM. The show is a celebration of her 40-year cabaret career, from early years at Reno Sweeney in Greenwich Village up to recent performances in New York, L.A. and San Francisco. (more...)

Spicy Vines Debuts Its Highly-Anticipated Tasting Room, A Chic and Relaxing Destination for Wine Lovers
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

The grand debut of Spicy Vines' Tasting Room was a breathtaking affair befitting for a wine house that has earned a stellar reputation for its artisan wines. The calm yet vibrant Tasting Room officially opened April 20 and will now serve as the premium destination for wine connoisseurs who desire a hip and tranquil environment in the historic downtown of Healdsburg. (more...)

Samantha Ponder & More ESPN Commentators to Have New College Football Roles
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2016

Four prominent ESPN commentators will have new college football roles for the upcoming 2016 season, it was announced by Mark Gross, ESPN, senior vice president, production & remote events. (more...)

Community College of Baltimore County Announces Summer Events
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

The summer sizzles at the Community College of Baltimore County. Join the fun! Take a campus tour; enroll in a summer class, send your children to Summer Learning Adventures Camp. If you are looking for entertainment, get out of the heat and into a seat for Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre's 44th season, or spend an evening with a Pulitzer Prize winner during this year's Chautauqua at CCBC Catonsville.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Billie Jo and Judd Herberger Host Valley Youth Theatre Party
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Dedicated performing arts enthusiasts Billie Jo and Judd Herberger hosted an intimate party this past Saturday Night May 14th to honor Valley Youth Theatre (VYT). (more...)

Recycled Minds to Bring Improv to Hub Student Center, 5/28
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Local comedy company, Recycled Minds, invites the valley to an all-ages, comedy show May 28th, 2016 at the Hub Student Center in Boise. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Nominees - WAITRESS' Christopher Fitzgerald
by Walter McBride - May 18, 2016

On May 4, the nominees flocked to the Paramount Hotel, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will be bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month (so watch out for lots more), but for now, check out photos of Best Performance by an Actor in Featured Role in a Musical nominee Christopher Fitzgerald, as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

by TV Scoop - May 18, 2016

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 5/18 - 5/25, airing on NBC (more...)

Jay Pharoah Coming to Comedy Works Larimer Square, 6/9-11
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Jay Pharoah is an actor and stand-up comedian. Currently rounding up his sixth season as a cast member of NBC's Saturday Night Live, Pharoah is best known for his wide array of uncanny celebrity impressions, including President Barack Obama, Will Smith, Denzel Washington, Stephen A. Smith, Kanye West and Chris Tucker, as well as his recurring character of school principal Daniel Frye. (more...)

Norm Macdonald Set for Comedy Works Landmark, 6/10-11
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Norm Macdonald is best known for his four year stint on Saturday Night Live where Chevy Chase noted he was the best anchor to ever grace the chair. He is a favorite guest on late night shows, having performed the final stand-up set ever on the Late Show with David Letterman. (more...)

Julie Halston, Paul Reiser & More Set for Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts' Summer 2016 Comedy Club
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced the July, August, and September lineup for the 2016 Comedy Club. Monday nights at 8 pm. All dates are available online at or calling the Box Office at 631-725-9500. All comedy performances are suggested for ages 17 and up. Comedy Club is sponsored by Saunders & Associates and The Friars Foundation. Media sponsor is Beach Magazine. (more...)

VIDEO: Lonely Island's Andy Samberg & More Talk New Mockumentary POPSTAR on 'Today'
by - May 17, 2016

Lonely Island ¬Ė comprising Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer - are now moving to the big screen in the mockumentary movie ¬ďPopstar: Never Stop Never Stopping.¬Ē (more...)

Gerard McCarthy to Lead UK Premiere of STALKING THE BOGEYMAN at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Gerard McCarthy will take on the lead role in STALKING THE BOGEYMAN, the extraordinary true story of award-winning journalist David Holthouse's secret plot to murder the man who raped him when he was seven years old.  (more...)

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