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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. Signature’s Signature. Stephen Sondheim’s 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 composer’s 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 “Saturday Night,” “So Many People” and “What More Do I Need?”

by TV Scoop - Jun 23, 2017

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 6/23 - 6/30, airing on NBC (more...)

SISTER ACT Comes to The Bristol Hippodrome this August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Jamie Wilson is delighted to announce casting for Curve's all new production of the hit musical comedy SISTER ACT, directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood and opening at Bristol Hippodrome on Mon 7 - Sat 12 Aug 2017. (more...)

Scoop: 48 HOURS on CBS - Today, June 24, 2017
by - Jun 23, 2017

Get all the scoop on 48 HOURS, airing on CBS on today, June 24, 2017! (more...)

BWW Review: 1984 Takes Playgoers Back To The Future
by Michael Dale - Jun 23, 2017

Ronald Reagan was re-elected president, the first human baby conceived by artificial insemination was born and the Tigers won the World Series, but for much of the world, the public perception of the year 1984 was forever shaped in 1949, with the publishing of George Orwell's dystopian novel, titled 'Nineteen Eighty-Four.' (more...)

Jessica Tyler Wright Leads the Soccer Mom Wolf-Pack In PLAY LIKE A WINNER at NYMF; Full Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Producers of Play Like A Winner, the new musical by Erik Johnke & David Wolfson and winner of last year's NYMF Developmental Reading Award, are thrilled to announce the complete casting for this July's limited run during the 2017 New York Musical Festival (NYMF). (more...)

Jim Gaffigan, Kevin James, Lisa Lampanelli and More Set for Week of Comedy in Jamestown
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

The National Comedy Center is presenting a week of comedy performances and dialogues during its annual Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, and partnering with world-renowned Chautauqua Institution on a week titled 'Comedy and the Human Condition,' July 31 - August 6. (more...)

Christie Prades & Mauricio Martinez to Conga on Tour in ON YOUR FEET!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Producers James L. Nederlander, Estefan Enterprises, Inc and Bernie Yuman have announced that Cuban-American Broadway actress Christie Prades will star as seven-time GRAMMY winning international superstar Gloria Estefan, and acclaimed stage and television actor Mauricio Martinez will play her 19-time Grammy-winning producer and husband Emilio Estefan, in the First National Tour of the Broadway musical On Your Feet! (more...)

FOX Sets Fall Premiere Dates for EMPIRE, Seth MacFarlane's ORVILLE, Marvel's THE GIFTED & More!
by TV News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

New comedic drama THE ORVILLE, from creator and executive producer Seth MacFarlane and director Jon Favreau, debuts with a special two-night series premiere on Sunday, Sept. 10 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) and Sunday, Sept. 17 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), immediately following NFL ON FOX doubleheaders. (more...)

VIDEO: Cabaret Superstar Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho Explains Why She Should be Prime Minister
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Margaret Thatcher Queen of Game Shows is returning to the Underbelly Festival Southbank in London next week for a 5 night run and brings us a new video detailing the top 10 reasons why she should be the next Prime Minister. Check out the video below! (more...)

Scoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 6/22 - 6/29 on NBC Thursday, June 22, 2017
by TV Scoop - Jun 22, 2017

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 6/22 - 6/29, airing on NBC (more...)

Second Show Just Added for John Mulaney: KID GORGEOUS at Playhouse Square
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

John Mulaney will bring his new show, John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous to the Connor Palace on Friday, January 12 at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Tickets are on sale now, at (more...)

John Mulaney Adds Second Show at Buell Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous comes to Denver's Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre at The Denver Performing Arts Complex on Saturday, November 11th at 7 PM.  Due to popular demand a second show has been added at 10 PM.  Tickets are ON SALE NOW! (more...)

Cold Chisel Confirmed to Headline Inaugural Coates Hire Newcastle 500!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Legendary Australian rock band, Cold Chisel has announced today that they will headline the inaugural Coates Hire Newcastle 500 on Saturday, 25 November - their only mainland-Australia show for 2017. (more...)

Plays from Neil LaBute, Alan Zweibel and More Set for SUMMER SHORTS 2017 at 59E59
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

59E59 Theaters will welcome Throughline Artists with SUMMER SHORTS 2017, the annual festival of six short plays tailor-made for summer viewing, now celebrating its 11th season. SUMMER SHORTS 2017 begins on Friday, July 21 and runs through Saturday, September 2. (more...)

Comedian John Mulaney Coming to Playhouse Square This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

John Mulaney will bring his new show, John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous to the Connor Palace on Friday, January 12. (more...)

Comedian Seann Walsh Announces Limited Two Night Run of ONE FOR THE ROAD in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

The Lie-In King returns with his smash-hit stand-up show 'One For The Road'! Described by the Guardian as "unquestionably the best observational comic of his generation' Seann Walsh is bringing his triumphant show to London's legendary West End for two nights only next March! (more...)

Photo Flash: Full Casting Announced for New Production of FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Underbelly Productions have today announced full casting for a brand new production of Clarke Peters' Olivier Award-winning and Tony-Award nominated musical, Five Guys Named Moe. The production will open on 14 September 2017 in a new temporary theatre in Marble Arch, London. Check out photos of the cast below! (more...)

by TV Scoop - Jun 21, 2017

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 6/21 - 6/28, airing on NBC (more...)

BWW Interview: Barry Marder - The Comic Genius (Behind Many) Stands Up On Stage Himself (Sort of)
by Gil Kaan - Jun 21, 2017

The talented man wearing many hats (with a few noms de plume) - book author, late night talk show monologue scriber, stand-up comedian, and Jerry Seinfeld's maid (just kidding!); Barry Marder will mount the Audrey Stage of The Geffen Playhouse June 23 in LETTERS FROM A NUT BY TED L. NANCY, based on his book and produced by Jerry Seinfeld. (more...)

St. Vincent Coming to DPAC This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

St. Vincent has announced the "Fear the Future Tour," her first extended run of dates in over two years.  St. Vincent will be at DPAC on Saturday November 25, 2017. (more...)

A Chicago Theatre Marathon Comes to Strawdog
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

The Chicago Theatre Marathon is a weekend-long, new work marathon event celebrating the diversity of Chicagoland theatre artists. The Marathon, subtitled "I Am Indomitable," will acknowledge the variety of identity characteristics and categories that make individuals unique, including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender or gender expression, socio-economic status, age, physical, mental and learning abilities, religious beliefs and political views. (more...)

Live-Riffed INDEPENDENCE DAY Screening Set for Q.E.D. in Astoria
by Movies News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Movies R Dumb has announced a special bonus edition of their live-riffing show at Q.E.D. in Astoria, where they will be screening 1996 overblown sci-fi classic, Independence Day on Monday, July 3 at 9pm. (more...)

The St. Louis Symphony Joins Forces with Military Bands
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Patriotism, pride, and percussion filled Powell Hall for the 2017 Joining Forces concert. (more...)

Sean Dorsey Dance, Paul Taylor Dance and More Coming Up in Week 3 of 2017 American Dance Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The American Dance Festival's (ADF) 2017 season continues with the ADF debut of Sean Dorsey Dance on Wednesday, July 5 and Thursday, July 6 at 8:00pm at Reynolds Industries Theater. (more...)

VIDEO: Jeff Tweedy Performs 'I Am Trying to Break Your Heart' on LATE NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

On last night's LATE NIGHT, musical guest Jeff Tweedy performed 'I Am Trying to Break Your Heart' off his new solo acoustic album 'Together At Last.' Watch the appearance below! (more...)

ComedySportz Philadelphia Celebrates 25 Years With Two Anniversary Performances
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

ComedySportz, Philadelphia's longest-running comedy show, turns 25 this year and to celebrate the quadricentennial, the company is mounting two super-sized matches at the Mandell Theater at Drexel University, 3201 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104. The matches will take place Saturday, July 22 at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Tickets to each show cost $25 for adults and $22 for students, seniors, and military with a valid ID. Tickets and more information are available at (more...)

MPAC Announces Upcoming Summer Events
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

MPAC's summer season continues the week of July 17-21 with three events including the return of MPAC's free summer movie series. Also coming that week are the tribute group the New York Bee Gees and Jersey comic Vic DiBitetto. (more...)

Palm Beach Dramaworks presents Avery Sommers
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Broadway veteran and South Florida favorite Avery Sommers, whose voice has been described as a "powerhouse" by The New York Times, takes the stage in Palm Beach Dramaworks' new cabaret series at the Perlberg Studio Theatre from June 23 - June 25. Sommers will present a program of songs by Fats Waller, Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart, George and Ira Gershwin, Marvin Hamlisch, Whitney Houston, Donna Sumner, and others. She will be accompanied by Irwin Solomon at the piano. (more...)

Broadway Licensing Appoints David Abbinanti as Vice President of Music and Creative; Tralen Doler Hired as Director of Marketing
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

David Abbinanti, national-award-winning composer, orchestrator, and arranger, will join Broadway Licensing as Vice President of Music and Creative and Tralen Doler will fill the role of Director of Marketing, it was announced today by Sean Cercone, President. (more...)

TREVOR the Musical Gearing Up for World Premiere at Chicago's Writers Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

As previously announced, Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, opens its 2017/18 season with the World Premiere of TREVOR the musical. (more...)

by TV Scoop - Jun 20, 2017

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 6/20 - 6/27, airing on NBC (more...)

by TV Scoop - Jun 19, 2017

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 6/19 - 6/26, airing on NBC (more...)

LCD Soundsystem's New Album 'American Dream' Out on Columbia Records 9/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

In the wake of the May 5 release of its “call the police”/“american dream” single and May 6 Saturday Night Live performance of those songs, and having sold out its latest seven-night residency at Brooklyn Steel in 10 minutes, LCD Soundsystem now confirms details of its long awaited fourth album and accompanying world tour. (more...)

Jeff Tweedy Set for Two Nights on Seth Meyers + New Album Out Friday
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Singer, songwriter and guitarist Jeff Tweedy makes his debut on NBC's Late Night with Seth Meyers tonight performing “I Am Trying To Break Your Heart” from his forthcoming solo acoustic album Together At Last. (more...)

Abi Roberts to Bring ANGLICHANKA (ENGLISHWOMAN) to Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

The first UK comic to perform in Russia (in Russian) tells all at Underbelly, Cowgate (White Belly), Edinburgh from 3 - 27 August (not 14) at 6.40pm. (more...)

SISTER ACT Returns To Manchester Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Jamie Wilson is delighted to announce casting for Curve's all new production of the hit musical comedy SISTER ACT, directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood and opening next month at Manchester Palace Theatre from Mon 24 - Sat 29 July. (more...)

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Set for Summer at Lake Worth Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Saturday Night Fever will run July 6-23, 2017 at Lake Worth Playhouse! (more...)

Gilbert Gottfried to Headline Comedy Works South This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Gilbert Gottfried will headline Comedy Works South at the Landmark, June 22 - 24, 2017. (more...)

John Mulaney Comes to Aronoff Center this Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Popular Emmy Award-winning writer and comedian John Mulaney brings his "Kid Gorgeous" tour to the Aronoff Centers' Procter & Gamble Hall on Friday,  October 20 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

Carmen Cusack, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Matthew Morrison, Vanessa Williams, Solea Pfeiffer and More Set for SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM at The Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

The Hollywood Bowl has announced the cast and creative team for a benefit performance of SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, conceived and directed on Broadway by James Lapine. (more...)

Stars from NYC, LA and Nashville Set for Dan Fogelberg's New Musical PART OF THE PLAN at TPAC; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

K-Squared Entertainment and the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) are thrilled to announce the complete cast and creative team for the world premiere of PART OF THE PLAN, a new, original musical written by Kate Atkinson & Karen Harris and scored with the music and lyrics of celebrated singer-songwriter Dan Fogelberg.  (more...)

Adirondack Theatre Festival to Stage KNIGHTS OF THE SALES OFFICE This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Adirondack Theatre Festival is presenting Knights of the Sales Office as part of its 23rd summer season of professional theater. (more...)

BWW Review: New England Premiere of THE EFFECT at Gloucester Stage Company
by Nancy Grossman - Jun 19, 2017

It is a simple premise: Two candidates in a pharmaceutical drug trial fall in love, but is their chemistry real, or induced? This scientific debate is the subject of Lucy Prebble's THE EFFECT, now in its New England Premiere at Gloucester Stage Company. Under the direction of Sam Weisman, the play stars Lindsay Crouse as Dr. Lorna James and Brad Hall as Dr. Toby Sealey, a pair with a past, along with Susannah Hoffman and Mickey Solis as the volunteers who may have a future. Both relationships contribute talking points on either side of the discourse that fuels the drama, but the playwright leaves enough doubt to allow the viewer to wrestle with the conclusion. (more...)

Scoop: BROOKLYN NINE-NINE on FOX - Today, June 20, 2017
by - Jun 19, 2017

Get all the scoop on BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, airing on FOX on today, June 20, 2017! (more...)

Andrea Burns, Adam Kantor, Michael McElroy, Howard McGillin & More Named Coaches for 2017 Jimmy Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

THE JIMMY AWARDS has announced the industry coaches for the ninth annual awards ceremony on Monday, June 26th at 7:30PM at the Minskoff Theatre, 200 West 45th Street in Manhattan. (more...)

Brave New Workshop Artistic Director Caleb McEwen Opens Investigation into Cast Collusion with 'The Daily Show'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

In a stunning turn of events reminiscent of recent top headlines coming out of Washington D.C., the Artistic Director of the downtown comedy theatre Brave New Workshop has accused his own cast of colluding with popular comedy news program 'The Daily Show'. (more...)

Viola Davis and Julius Tennon's Juvee Productions Celebrates Juneteenth With Original Short-Form Comedy AMERICAN KOKO
by TV News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Just in time for summer binging and to mark the historic Juneteenth anniversary, ABC is announcing three new original short-form digital comedies: Viola Davis' and Julius Tennon's JuVee Productions' Juneteenth (the end of slavery in the U.S.) tribute “American Koko” from rising star Diarra Kilpatrick, the animated comedy “Ginger Snaps” from Warner Bros. Television Group's Blue Ribbon Content and the off-beat “The Off Season” are live now on and the ABC App. (more...)

BWW TV: Actors Fund of Los Angeles Raises $225K at 21st Annual Tony Awards Viewing Party!
by Michael Sterling - Jun 19, 2017

Tony Award winner Betty Buckley (Broadway's "Cats," "Sunset Boulevard," "The Mystery Of Edwin Drood, "Song & Dance, "Pippin," "1776," "Triumph Of Love" and "Carrie"; M. Night Shyamalan's "Split"; and TV's "Eight Is Enough") was honored with the Julie Harris Award for Artistic Achievement on Sunday, June 11 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. (more...)

Photo Flash: Gloucester Stage Examines Trial and Error in THE EFFECT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2017

Gloucester Stage Company continues its 38th season of professional theater on Cape Ann with the New England Premiere of Lucy Prebble's The Effect from June 16 through July 8 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. Lucy Prebble's funny and moving look at medicinal trial and error explores the depths of attraction and attachment, and wonders at the limits of medicine and the ever-elusive rules of the heart. (more...)

Bayside Summer Nights is Just 2 Weeks Away!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

June 30, just two weeks away, the San Diego Symphony's biggest summer season ever kicks off at Embarcadero Marina Park South. Bayside Summer Nights will be back, bringing San Diego spectacular live concert music along the stunning San Diego Waterfront:  (more...)

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