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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?”

Drake Tops Winners of 2017 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS; Full Winner's List
by TV News Desk - May 22, 2017

The 2017 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS hosted by hip-hop artist and actor Ludacris, and actress and singer Vanessa Hudgens, was an explosive night of must-see, one-of-a-kind musical performances and exclusive television premieres from today's chart-topping artists. (more...)

NBC's SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE Delivers Most-Watched Season Finale in Six Years
by TV News Desk - May 22, 2017

Saturday Night LIVE' has outrated every primetime telecast on the broadcast networks so far this week in adults 18-49, while delivering the show's most-watched season finale in six years. (more...)

Nashville Predators Face Anaheim Ducks in Game 6 of NHL WESTERN CONFERENCE FINAL Tonight
by TV News Desk - May 22, 2017

P.K. Subban and the Nashville Predators can advance to their first Stanley Cup Final in franchise history with a win in Game 6 of the Western Conference Final against Ryan Getzlaf and the Anaheim Ducks tonight at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Nashville leads the series 3-2. Pre-game coverage on NBCSN begins at 7 p.m. ET with NHL Live. (more...)

Scoop: BROOKLYN NINE-NINE on FOX - Today, May 23, 2017
by TV Scoop - May 22, 2017

Get all the scoop on BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, airing on FOX on today, May 23, 2017! (more...)

Alice Ripley, Well-Strung and More Join Broadway @ The Art House Lineup in Provincetown
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Mark Cortale, Producing Artistic Director of Provincetown's famed Art House theater, has announced four more additions to his largest music and comedy lineup yet. (more...)

Scoop: THE 100,000 PYRAMID - Season Premiere on ABC - Sunday, June 11, 2017
by - May 22, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE 100,000 PYRAMID - Season Premiere, airing on ABC on Sunday, June 11, 2017! (more...)

Disney/ABC's Kevin Brockman Joins Second Stage Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Second Stage Theater, the preeminent home for American plays and living American playwrights, has announced that Kevin Brockman, Executive Vice President, Global Communications, Disney/ABC Television Group, has joined the company's Board of Directors. (more...)

Tina Fey, Bill Nye, Ellen Burstyn and More Join 10th Anniversary World Science Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The World Science Festival has announced complete programming for the  10th anniversary Festival, which will bring science to the crossroads of the world, Times Square, and to locations across the five boroughs of New York City, with more than 50 events, May 30 - June 4, 2017. (more...)

NYC Mayor Declares May 23rd 'NEWSical The Musical Day' in Honor of Milestone
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

On May 23rd, 2017 NEWSical The Musical, the 14th longest running Off-Broadway show and 4th longest running musical revue in history, will be celebrating its 2500th performance at Theatre Row. (more...)

Drake Tops Winners of Non-Televised BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS; Full List!
by TV News Desk - May 21, 2017

dick clark productions just released the names of the '2017 Billboard Music Award' winners from categories, which will not be televised during tonight's live broadcast. (more...)

VIDEO: More Poise, Less Noise: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Tom Hanks Are on the 2020 Presidential Ticket
by Stage Tube - May 21, 2017

Last night's SNL monologue saw Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson inducted into the Five Timers Club by none other than Alec Baldwin. In his velvet smoking jacket, The Rock found it the most apropos time to announce his intention to run for president alongside unexpected guest Tom Hanks. According to their logic, there are two things the nation agrees on: pizza, and Johnson/Hanks. (more...)

VIDEO: They Told the Truth, They Didn't Come to Fool You - SNL's Team Trump Performs 'Hallelujah'
by Stage Tube - May 21, 2017

This week's episode of SNL featured a cold open and a broken Hallelujah. Team Trump, featuring Kellyanne Conway, Mike Pence, Melania Trump, Ivanka Trump (Scarlett Johansson), Donald Trump Jr, Eric Trump, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Grim Reaper Steve Bannon, and the man himself assembled a the piano to croon out the Leonard Cohen ballad.  (more...)

SNL Delivers Most Watched Season Finale in Six Years
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2017

With Host Dwayne Johnson & Musical Guest Katy Perry, “SNL” Generates the #1 Broadcast Rating of the Week to Date in 18-49 (more...)

by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2017

Just four performances remain of the Whitefire Theatre's world premiere of 'WHERE THE NUMBERS END: A Hell's Kitchen Love Tragedy' written and directed by Amanda Moresco, running Saturday evenings at 8:00 pm,May 20 and May 27, June 3 and 10 at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks, CA. (more...)

George Rae Presents LIFE IS A CABA-RAE! with Special Guest Soophia Foroughi
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

The West End Frenchies are delighted to invite you to your magnifique monthly rendez-vous, and the last show of the season! (more...)

Vanessa Bayer Announces She's Leaving SNL
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

According to Variety, Saturday Night Live cast member Vanessa Bayer has just announced that she will be leaving the NBC hit. Bayer is currently the longest serving female member of the ensemble. (more...)

Honey West to Celebrate BAD OLD WORLD Album at Bowery Electric Next Week
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

This coming Wednesday, May 24th at 7:30 p.m. at Bowery Electric (327 Bowery, NYC 10003), British rock icon, Ian McDonald (co-founder of Foreigner & King Crimson) showcases his new guitar rock band, HONEY WEST, with songwriting partner Ted Zurkowski, a Shakespearean thespian whose mentor, the great 'method' man Lee Strasberg, made a lifetime member of The Actors Studio. (more...)

by TV News Desk - May 19, 2017

FYI is making your home renovation dreams come true - every Saturday Night beginning in June! The hit series, 'Tiny House Nation,' returns with all new episodes featuring your favorite tiny house duo (more...)

The Doo Wops to Make Comedy Bar Debut This June
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The Doo Wops finally stop being lazy bastards and make their Comedy Bar debut, 945 Bloor Street West, Toronto (Just West of Ossington) in An evening with…The DOO WOPS, one night only, June 3rd 2017 at 7pm and 9pm. (more...)

Utech, McGraw and Wilkinson Star in Chaffin's Barn's SISTER ACT
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 19, 2017

Meggan Utech and Gracie McGraw will make their Chaffin's Barn debuts this summer, joining Barn favorite Martha Wilkinson in Sister Act, the hilarious, five-time Tony Award-nominated musical, opening June 8 and running through July 22. (more...)

by Jeffrey Ellis - May 19, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! Down in the right-hand corner of my computer screen, it tells me that its Friday, May 19 - which means that Memorial Day Weekend is just a week away! - how in the world did we make it from New Year's Day to Memorial Day in what seems to me to be like 15 minutes? When you figure that out, please give me a heads-up so I can better prepare for Christmas shopping! And that, of course, has me wondering what shows we'll be seeing during the next holiday season which, in turn, prompts me to ask the musical question: What's your favorite Christmas or holiday-themed stage offering? (more...)

Miley Cyrus, Zedd & Alessia Cara to Take the Stage on THE VOICE Season Finale
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2017

Superstar recording artists Miley Cyrus, Chris Stapleton, Zedd and Alessia Cara are all set to perform on the live two-hour Tuesday, May 23 season finale (9-11 p.m. ET/PT) of NBC's three-time Emmy Award-winning musical competition series THE VOICE. (more...)

by TV Scoop - May 18, 2017

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 5/18 - 525, airing on NBC (more...)

Dance Now Boston/NYC Celebrate a Weekend Cabaret-Inspired Dance at the Dance Complex
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Dance Now Boston/NYC, David Parker's vision, now in its 4th season, to foster a choreographic bridge between Boston and New York, returns to The Dance Complex, June 16-18, 2017 for a showcase of performance and celebration. Friday will feature Dance Now commissions by four Boston choreographers: Jimena Bermejo, Carey McKinley, McKersin Previlus, and Subject:Matter with Ian Berg and Sunday will offer works by New York's LMnO3 (Deborah Lohse, Cori Marquis, and Donnell Oakley). Saturday Night presents Snap•Crackle•BANG!, a gala to benefit The Bang Group, featuring both groups and honoring PFLAG trustee and social activist Stanley N. Griffith. (more...)

Walnut Street Theatre presents SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017


Bobby Moynihan to Exit SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE After Nine Seasons
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2017

SNL star Bobby Moynihan will leave the long-running sketch comedy show after nine seasons. The news comes as the comic's new comedy pilot, ME, MYSELF & I, has been picked up to series by CBS and will debut this Fall. (more...)

by Jeffrey Ellis - May 18, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! Welcome to Thursday, May 18, 2017Â…It's #TheatreThursday! which begs the question: How do you propose to live life dramatically? And, while we're on the subject, what shows are on your agenda this weekend? Let us know what you plan to see and what led you to make your choice! We'll pass the word along to the powers-that-be! (more...)

High School Drama: Lipscomb Academy's Spotlight Award-Winning HATTY KING
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 18, 2017

It's been a big week for Lipscomb Academy's Hatty King - last Saturday Night, she had the honor of performing on the stage of Andrew Jackson Hall at Tennessee Performing Arts Center and then was presented the Spotlight Award as best actress at the Nashville High School Musical Theatre Awards - and her summer is shaping up to be even more than thatÂ…as she heads to New York City to spend a week working the best and brightest of Broadway stars and young aspiring musical theater actors from all over the country as they vie for top honors at The Jimmy Awards. (more...)

VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Talks Joining THE VOICE, New Music & More
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2017

Jennifer Hudson chats about kicking off NBC's upfront with a bombastic performance, joining THE VOICE as a coach and why Blake Shelton and Adam Levine better get ready for Team J-Hud. (more...)

TBS Orders Anthology Comedy MIRACLE WORKERS, Starring Daniel Radcliffe and Owen Wilson
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2017

Turner's TBS has greenlit MIRACLE WORKERS, an anthology comedy series starring Daniel Radcliffe (Swiss Army Man, Now You See Me 2, Harry Potter Films) and Owen Wilson (Midnight in Paris, Masterminds). (more...)

by TV Scoop - May 17, 2017

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 5/17 - 5/24, airing on NBC (more...)

Drag Superstar Jackie Beat to Headline Martinis Above Fourth
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

???????Are you ready for the trashiest tunes, the dirtiest ditties, the most-scandalous songs? Then you're in the mood for…  THE VERY WORST OF JACKIE BEAT! (more...)

Raue Center Shares A Sneak Peek at the 2017 - 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Raue Center For The Arts is excited to share a sneak peek of their 2017 - 2018 season! The upcoming season features something for everyone to enjoy, with exciting programming ranging from nationally touring acts and Broadway musicals to local favorites and holiday traditions! More programming will be announced soon! Subscribe to Raue Center's email newsletter for the most up to date information on the 2017 - 2018 season!   (more...)

Cumberland County Playhouse Unveils 24th Year of SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 17, 2017

Smoke On the Mountain, the ever popular bluegrass/gospel musical, kicks off its 24th year at Crossville's Cumberland County Playhouse, on Friday, June 2, as director Weslie Webster welcomes two new members to the famed Sanders Family Singers. (more...)

Christopher Jackson, Auli'i Cravalho & More Set for PBS' NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Joining the all-star line-up for PBS' NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT,broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, are acclaimed actor Robert Patrick (SCORPION) and Tony-nominated actress and star of TV's IN PLAIN SIGHT and THE WEST WING, Mary McCormack. (more...)

Bridge Street Theatre presents PERFORMATHON: A Special Weekend Fundraiser, 5/27- 28.
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Do you (or anyone you know) have a talent you want to share with the world? This Memorial Day weekend, Catskill's Bridge Street Theatre will give you a chance to strut your stuff, whatever it may be, when they present a Performathon Fundraiser in their beautiful new Mainstage auditorium. Want to haul out that old accordion or maybe see your child perform her magic act on the stage of a professional theatre? Or perhaps you'll hear your neighbor play ukulele, sponsor your plumber to come and tap dance, or enjoy your friend from work reciting his Shakespeare sonnet or performing that song from Les Mis. Now's your chance!  The organization's first-ever Performathon is the culminating event of the theatre's push to raise $35,000 for its Capital Campaign. All proceeds go toward the Campaign and all donations are tax deductible. (more...)

VIDEO: Seth Meyers Asks: 'Who Thinks It's Time for Republicans to Stand Up?'
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2017

On last  night's LATE NIGHT, Seth Meyers took a closer look at reports that Trump revealed classified information to Russian diplomats and his increasingly authoritarian-like abuses of power. (more...)

Fall Out Boy & Music Choice Team to Give Students Ultimate Chance to Create Music Video for Young and Menace
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Hot off the release of “Young and Menace,” Fall Out Boy is teaming up with Music Choice, the #1 music network, to encourage high school students to take part in the ultimate video challenge. (more...)

Laura Rutledge Named New Host of SEC Nation
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2017

SEC Network rising star Laura Rutledge has been tabbed as the new host of the national network's traveling pre-game show SEC Nation, featuring Tim Tebow, Marcus Spears and Paul Finebaum. (more...)

ABC Unveils 2017-18 Primetime Schedule ft. LITTLE MERMAID LIVE!, DWTS Jr. & More
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2017

ABC continues its commitment to distinctive storytelling with the announcement of its 2017-18 slate of programming. Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment, will unveil the network's new lineup to the advertising and media communities this afternoon at Lincoln Center's David Geffen Hall in New York City. (more...)

Scoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS on NBC - 5/16 - 5/23
by TV Scoop - May 16, 2017

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS, airing on NBC (more...)

Nashville Predators Face Anaheim Ducks in Game 3 of NHL WESTERN CONFERENCE FINAL Tonight
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2017

P.K. Subban and the Nashville Predators host their first-ever Western Conference Final game in franchise history tonight at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN, when they face off against Ryan Getzlaf and the Anaheim Ducks in a pivotal Game 3, with their series tied at one game apiece. Pre-game coverage on NBCSN begins with NHL Live at 7 p.m. ET. (more...)

HARRY STYLES live on Tour in Koeln und Berlin
by Marcel Konrath - May 16, 2017

Harry Styles kundigte jetzt seine Welttour fur den Herbst/Winter 2017 an, die ihn in intime Spielstatten rund um den Globus fuhrt. Die Harry Styles Live On Tour beginnt am 19. September mit einer 13 Stadte umfassenden Nordamerika-Tour, die am 14. Oktober in San Francisco endet. Der Auftakt fur Europa steht am 25. Oktober in Paris auf dem Plan, bevor die Tour am 8. Dezember in Japan ihren Abschluss findet. Tickets fur die deutschen Termine im Kolner Palladium am 27. Oktober und Berliner Tempodrom am 7. November sind bei Ticketmaster und Eventim und allen angeschlossenen Vorverkaufsstellen erhaltlich. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Celebrates Michael Greif at New York Theatre Workshop's 2017 Spring Gala!
by Walter McBride - May 16, 2017

Just last night, New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) 2017 Spring Gala celebrated partnerships with honorees Dartmouth College, whose residency partnership with NYTW spans a quarter of a century; along with longtime NYTW Usual Suspect and Tony Award-nominated Director Michael Greif (Dear Evan Hansen, War Paint), who was an inaugural member of NYTW's 'New Directors Project' in 1984 and rose to prominence with his direction of Machinal at the Public and Rent at NYTW. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jim Parsons Shares Wedding Pics From Marriage to Todd Spiewak
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

After being together for over 14 years, AN ACT OF GOD's Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak finally tied the knot last weekend in New York City. The actor shared photos from the joyous event on Instagram! (more...)

VIDEO: Tracy Morgan Opens Up on Near-Death Experience on LATE NIGHT
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2017

On last night's LATE NIGHT, guest Tracy Morgan talked to Seth about his new Netflix stand up special STAYING ALIVE and shares what he remembers from his near-death experience. (more...)

Super Bowl Champion Peyton Manning to Host 2017 ESPYS on ABC This July
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2017

THE 2017 ESPYS Presented by Capital One” will be hosted by five-time NFL MVP and two-time Super Bowl champion Peyton Manning. (more...)

Fringe Announces Comedy Headliner: JOHN MULANEY
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

On the heels of May 2nd's announcement that France's Plasticiens Volants will bring its U.S Premiere tour to this year's Friday and Saturday on the Fringe, the 2017 KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival (Thursday, September 14 - Saturday, September 23) announces comedy headliner John Mulaney on Friday, September 22 show at 7 p.m. at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. (more...)

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts Announces Additions to 2017–18 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Today, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (The Center) announced the addition of several new performances to its 2017-2018 lineup. (more...)

Artists in Partnership and the Long Beach Public Library present Annual Cabaret Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Artists in Partnership (A.I.P.) and the Long Beach Public Library proudly present the 15th Annual Long Beach, L.I. Cabaret Festival from Wednesday, May 17 through May 21 (Sunday), 2017.  All performances are free and open to the public, held in the library's second-floor performance space, 111 West Park Avenue, Long Beach, NY, a few blocks from the Long Island Railroad stop, making it accessible for out-of-towners traveling by rail. This year's theme is "Cabaret… at Any Age" and that is underscored by the inclusion of three impressive and serious-minded singers aged 9, almost 13, and recently turned 16; two acclaimed vocalists in their early 20s; five over the age of 60 (two of them actually over 80!); and one ageless local favorite returnee.  The   eclectic roster features singers and musicians of different stripes who have won acclaim and awards.   (more...)

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