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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?”


MUSIC CITY CONFIDENTIAL: Inquiring Minds Want to Know the ScoopMUSIC CITY CONFIDENTIAL: Inquiring Minds Want to Know the Scoop
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 3, 2016

Hear ye, hear yeÂ…Music City Confidential is back! Which means, of course, that I've heard an awful lot of scuttlebutt since last week's column went live on the interwebs - or, more likely, that I am trying to avoid boring and mundane stuff like packing - I'll let you decide what my motivation truly is... (more...)

Cheech & Chong Perform to Packed Crowd on Maui, Brian Evans OpensCheech & Chong Perform to Packed Crowd on Maui, Brian Evans Opens
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

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BWW Review: Towne Centre Theatre's PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILEBWW Review: Towne Centre Theatre's PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 2, 2016

Will Miranne and Daniel Morgan give top-notch performances, playing Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso in soon-to-be Lipscomb University theater grad Jonah Jackson's production of Steve Martin's Picasso at the Lapin Agile, now onstage at Brentwood's Towne Centre Theatre through May 7. (more...)

NBC's Coverage of Penguins-Capitals Stanley Cup Playoff Hockey Coverage Led Saturday in 18-49NBC's Coverage of Penguins-Capitals Stanley Cup Playoff Hockey Coverage Led Saturday in 18-49
by TV News Desk - May 2, 2016

NBC Sports 8-11 p.m. ET coverage of Stanley Cup Playoff hockey ranks #1 for the night in adults 18-49 among the Big 4 networks (more...)

Photo Flash: Cecily Strong, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Martha Plimpton & More Perform at A is For's BROADWAY ACTS FOR WOMEN BenefitPhoto Flash: Cecily Strong, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Martha Plimpton & More Perform at A is For's BROADWAY ACTS FOR WOMEN Benefit
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Last evening, Reproductive rights advocacy organization A is For held their second annual Broadway Acts for Women at 54 Below in New York. The event hosted by SNL's Cecily Strong, raised over 50k with the money distributed this year among Jane's Due Process, Mississippi Reproductive Freedom Fund and Physicians for Reproductive Health. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/2/16Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/2/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 2, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Scoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 5/2 - 5/9 on NBCScoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 5/2 - 5/9 on NBC
by TV Scoop - May 2, 2016

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 5/2 - 5/9, airing on NBC (more...)

2016 Keir Choreographic Award Finalists Are Announced!2016 Keir Choreographic Award Finalists Are Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

The four finalists for the 2016 Keir Choreographic Award (KCA), Australia's first major choreographic award, were announced on Saturday Night at the KCA Closing Ceremony at Melbourne's Dancehouse. KCA celebrates the vibrancy of Australian choreography and expands the debate around contemporary choreographic practice. (more...)

FIRST Hosts 20,000+ Students at World's Largest Robotics Competition FIRST Hosts 20,000+ Students at World's Largest Robotics Competition
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

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Alec Baldwin, Michael Strahan & More Set for ABC's CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUDAlec Baldwin, Michael Strahan & More Set for ABC's CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD
by TV News Desk - May 2, 2016

The primetime summer hit CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD, produced by FremantleMedia North America, returns for a second season on SUNDAY, JUNE 26 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (more...)

Paul McCartney Meets Brave Women Behind the Inspiration for Beatle's 'Blackbird'Paul McCartney Meets Brave Women Behind the Inspiration for Beatle's 'Blackbird'
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

History met history Saturday Night backstage at the Verizon Arena in Little Rock, AZ as Paul McCartney met Mrs. Thelma Mothershed Wair and Ms. Elizabeth Eckford of the Little Rock Nine. (more...)

NBC Sports Continues 2016 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFF Coverage TonightNBC Sports Continues 2016 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFF Coverage Tonight
by TV News Desk - May 2, 2016

NBC Sports Group continues its coverage of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs with a pivotal Game 3 matchup tonight on NBCSN, when Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins host Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals at 8 p.m. ET with the series deadlocked at one game apiece. (more...)

DM Playhouse to Host Teen Improv Night, 5/14DM Playhouse to Host Teen Improv Night, 5/14
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

The Des Moines Community Playhouse is the home for Second Saturday, 7:30-10:00 PM, Saturday, May 14. Second Saturday is an alternative Saturday Night entertainment for young people in grades 6-12. Cost is $9. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged, and is available online at www.dmplayhouse.com. (more...)

FIRST Hosts 20,000+ Students at World's Largest Robotics CompetitionFIRST Hosts 20,000+ Students at World's Largest Robotics Competition
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2016

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BWW Review: Long-Legged LYNDA CARTER is a 'Wonder' As a Singer in Jazz at Lincoln Center ConcertBWW Review: Long-Legged LYNDA CARTER is a 'Wonder' As a Singer in Jazz at Lincoln Center Concert
by Victoria Ordin - May 1, 2016

The twilight view of Central Park in all its springtime lushness set a perfect mood for Lynda Carter's show Long Legged Woman last Saturday Night (April 23) at the Appel Room, which ran for two nights as part of the Jazz at Lincoln Center series. With her all-star Nashville crew, whose members have between them played on hundreds of albums (including dozens of gold records), the star best known for her iconic TV portrayal of 'Wonder Woman' performed an ambitious set covering six musical genres: pop, rock, country, Texas swing, jazz, and blues. (more...)

BWW Review: LUNATICS & ACTORS Captivates & Mesmerizes in All Its Sober AbsurdityBWW Review: LUNATICS & ACTORS Captivates & Mesmerizes in All Its Sober Absurdity
by Gil Kaan - Apr 30, 2016

Four Clowns' world premiere of playwright David Bridel's LUNATICS & ACTORS wonderfully succeeds as a loving spoof of the acting process. It's to the credit of all involved that what could have been a five-minute Saturday Night Live skit has evolved into 70 minutes of enthralling wit and engaging artistry. Bad acting's truly an art; and to make the bad acting funny, genius! (more...)

Sally Kellerman to Play Iridium and Rrazz Rooms This MaySally Kellerman to Play Iridium and Rrazz Rooms This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 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 Iridium in New York on May 11-12, the Rrazz Room at the Prince in Philadelphia on May 13 and the Rrazz Room in New Hope, PA on May 14. (more...)

Latitude Festival Announces Dance and Theatre Lineup - Sadler's Wells, National Youth Dance Company and More; July 14Latitude Festival Announces Dance and Theatre Lineup - Sadler's Wells, National Youth Dance Company and More; July 14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Latitude Festival today announces additional music, dance and theatre names for this year's event which takes place from Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th July 2016 in the stunning grounds of Henham Park, Suffolk. (more...)

Critic's Choice: Rumor-Mongering and Pageant-Hopping in NashvilleCritic's Choice: Rumor-Mongering and Pageant-Hopping in Nashville
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 29, 2016

They're dishing up some tasty Rumors at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre - along with the bountiful buffet of Southern delicacies - while at Donelson's The Larry Keeton Theatre, the last two performances of Beth Henley's The Miss Firecracker Contest are served up this weekend, and the national touring company of Mamma Mia! winds up its weeklong stand at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Jackson Hall. And the intrepid Nashville Repertory Theatre Professional Interns present their very own production of Gruesome Playground Injuries. (more...)

Disney Channel Announces May 2016 Programming HighlightsDisney Channel Announces May 2016 Programming Highlights
by TV News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Disney Channel announces its May 2016 Programming Highlights All programming subject to change (more...)

Scoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 4/29 - 5/6 on NBCScoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 4/29 - 5/6 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Apr 29, 2016

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 4/29 - 5/6, airing on NBC (more...)

NBCSN's NHL Stanley Cup Playoff Coverage Continues This WeekendNBCSN's NHL Stanley Cup Playoff Coverage Continues This Weekend
by TV News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

This weekend's NHL Stanley Cup Playoff coverage is highlighted by a Saturday Night primetime showdown on NBC between Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby, as the Washington Capitals host the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 2 of their series at 8 p.m. ET. Saturday's coverage on NBC begins at 3 p.m. ET with Game 2 between John Tavares and the New York Islanders and Ben Bishop and the Tampa Bay Lightning, as the Lightning look to even the series at one game apiece. (more...)

VIDEO: Larry Wilmore Talks Hosting 2016 White House Correspondents' DinnerVIDEO: Larry Wilmore Talks Hosting 2016 White House Correspondents' Dinner
by - Apr 29, 2016

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VIDEO: Iggy Azalea Explains Teen Slang, Performs New Song 'Team' on LATE NIGHTVIDEO: Iggy Azalea Explains Teen Slang, Performs New Song 'Team' on LATE NIGHT
by TV News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

On last night's LATE NIGHT, Seth and guest Iggy Azalea explain all the hot new teen lingo. Later, Azalea performs her new smash hit 'Team.' (more...)

Boyd Gaming Celebrates May with Cinco de Mayo, Memorial Day Multipliers and MoreBoyd Gaming Celebrates May with Cinco de Mayo, Memorial Day Multipliers and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Boyd Gaming properties are bursting with ways to win this May, including A-May-Zing May Spin to Win Drawings, Memorial Day and Cinco De Mayo promotions, and much more! (more...)

Scoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS on NBCScoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS on NBC
by TV Scoop - Apr 28, 2016

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

VIDEO: J.K. Simmons & Seth Meyers Recall Simpler Times in 'Back In My Day'VIDEO: J.K. Simmons & Seth Meyers Recall Simpler Times in 'Back In My Day'
by TV News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

On last night's LATE NIGHT, Seth and guest J.K. Simmons look back on a simpler, albeit recent, time. Later, Simmons talks about playing Commissioner Gordon in THE JUSTICE LEAGUE. (more...)

VIDEO: Caitriona Balfe Talks Passionate 'Outlander's Fans on LATE NIGHTVIDEO: Caitriona Balfe Talks Passionate 'Outlander's Fans on LATE NIGHT
by TV News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

On last night's LATE NIGHT, actress Caitriona Balfe discussed the passionate fans who turn out for her hit series OUTLANDER. Watch clips from the appearance below! (more...)

VIDEO: The Wild Feathers Perform 'Overnight' on LATE NIGHTVIDEO: The Wild Feathers Perform 'Overnight' on LATE NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

On last night's LATE NIGHT, 4-piece rock band from Nashville Tennessee, The Wild Feathers performed 'Overnight' for the studio audience. Watch the appearance below! (more...)

Simply Full of Jazz! Meet the Whole Cast of 'SHUFFLE ALONG', Opening Tonight on BroadwaySimply Full of Jazz! Meet the Whole Cast of 'SHUFFLE ALONG', Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 28, 2016

A re-imagined version of the 1921 musical SHUFFLE ALONG, one of the earliest stage hits starring, written and directed by African-Americans, opens tonight, April 28, on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre. SHUFFLE ALONG has a new book and is directed by George C. Wolfe, choreographed by Savion Glover. Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch SUNDAY MORNING's recent behind-the-scenes look at the show! (more...)

Joe Mantegna & Gary Sinise to Co-Host PBS' NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERTJoe Mantegna & Gary Sinise to Co-Host PBS' NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT
by TV News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

For over a quarter century, PBS has inspired viewers with the annual broadcast of the multi award-winning NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT (#MemDayPBS), dedicated to our men and women in uniform, their families at home and all those who have given their lives for our country. (more...)

Kid Creole's CHERCHEZ LA FEMME to Open Off-BroadwayKid Creole's CHERCHEZ LA FEMME to Open Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

CHERCHEZ LA FEMME - a new musical extravaganza inspired by the wildly popular 80's pop song and the Bronx native who wrote it, Kid Creole - will be given its world premiere production by La MaMa, with previews starting May 20 prior to opening night May 23 at the Ellen Stewart Theatre (66 E. 4 St.) in New York City.  CHERCHEZ LA FEMME is directed by Angie Kristic, with choreography by Kyndra Reevey. (more...)

Election Coverage, New & Returning Drama Series & Olympic-Themed Specials Set for PBS Summer ProgrammingElection Coverage, New & Returning Drama Series & Olympic-Themed Specials Set for PBS Summer Programming
by TV News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

The PBS summer schedule offers comprehensive election coverage, as well as specially themed programs around the 31st Olympiad in August 2016. (more...)

Breaking News: Martin Short & Derek Hough Join Cast of NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE!Breaking News: Martin Short & Derek Hough Join Cast of NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Tony and Emmy Award-winner Martin Short and Emmy Award-winner Derek Hough have joined the cast of NBC's 'Hairspray Live!,' the network's next live Broadway musical holiday event following the phenomenal success of 'The Wiz Live!' (more...)

Alexander Zeldin's BEYOND CARING to Launch National TourAlexander Zeldin's BEYOND CARING to Launch National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Following acclaimed runs at The Yard and National Theatre, Beyond Caring tours this June and July to a series of unusual and original performance spaces. Devised and directed by Alexander Zeldin, the production plays in a found space within Birmingham REP, Theatre Delicatessen Sheffield, HOME Manchester and a single performance at Theatre de la Ville in Luxembourg. James Doherty joins the cast with Luke Clarke, Janet Etuk, Kristin Hutchinson and Victoria Moseley all reprising their roles. In addition to the performances, in every city the company will be taking workshops and debate off-site into spaces belonging to communities affected by issues in the play. (more...)

VIDEO: 'KIMMY SCHMIDT's Tituss Burgess & Seth Meyers Share a Class of 'Pinot by Tituss'VIDEO: 'KIMMY SCHMIDT's Tituss Burgess & Seth Meyers Share a Class of 'Pinot by Tituss'
by TV News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

On last night's LATE NIGHT, guest Tituss Burgess explained that he had a strange encounter with intense fans in a bathroom. (more...)

VIDEO: Ricky Gervais Talks New Film SPECIAL CORRESPONDENTS on 'Late Night'VIDEO: Ricky Gervais Talks New Film SPECIAL CORRESPONDENTS on 'Late Night'
by - Apr 27, 2016

On last night's LATE NIGHT, guest Ricky Gervais talked about his new film SPECIAL CORRESPONDENTS. (more...)

Scoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 4/27 - 5/4 on NBCScoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 4/27 - 5/4 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Apr 27, 2016

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 4/27 - 5/4, airing on NBC (more...)

Jimmy Buffett, Aerosmith & More to Make Waves At KAABOO Del Mar 2016Jimmy Buffett, Aerosmith & More to Make Waves At KAABOO Del Mar 2016
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Get excited for KAABOO Del Mar's second year music announcement! The 'mix-perience' of a lifetime, presented in partnership with Mercedes-Benz USA, is returning to the world-famous Del Mar Racetrack & Fairgrounds in Del Mar (San Diego), CA for our second outing, September 16-18, 2016. (more...)

Hallmark Channel to Celebrate June Weddings with Four New Original MoviesHallmark Channel to Celebrate June Weddings with Four New Original Movies
by TV News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Hallmark Channel says 'I do' to new original movies every Saturday Night this June celebrating wedding bells and romance with its annual June Weddings programming event (more...)

Blackhawks-Blues Game Breaks Records on NBCSNBlackhawks-Blues Game Breaks Records on NBCSN
by TV News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Monday night's Game 7 presentation of the Chicago Blackhawks vs. St. Louis Blues on NBCSN averaged 1.353 million viewers to rank as the most-watched first-round game in the network's history, as the Blues defeated the Blackhawks 3-2 to win the series and eliminate the defending Stanley Cup Champions. The game peaked at 2.0 million viewers in the final full quarter hour (11-11:15 p.m. ET). Digitally, the game finished with 11.6 million minutes streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra to rank fourth all-time among NHL games. (more...)

Ed Hoopman, Erica Spyres and Mark Pierre to Lead Lyric Stage's PETER AND THE STARCATCHEREd Hoopman, Erica Spyres and Mark Pierre to Lead Lyric Stage's PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2015-16 season closes with an acclaimed new play (partly inspired by the theatricality of Nicholas Nickleby) that uses ingenious stagecraft, the talents of a dozen of our favorite actors, and the limitless possibilities of your imagination to create theatrical magic. (more...)

Scoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 4/26 - 5/3 on NBCScoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 4/26 - 5/3 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Apr 26, 2016

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 4/26 - 5/3, airing on NBC (more...)

Murder Mystery Classic LAURA to Play Stoneham Theatre This MayMurder Mystery Classic LAURA to Play Stoneham Theatre This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Everyone is a suspect in the murder of Laura Hunt, an irresistibly attractive business woman trying to make her way in the world of advertising. A hard-boiled detective on the case becomes infatuated with her portrait after reading her memoirs, but her closest friends don't trust him. The twists and turns of this film noir classic, adapted for the stage, will have you guessing whodunit. (more...)

VIDEO: Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan and Peele Explain How to Tell Them ApartVIDEO: Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan and Peele Explain How to Tell Them Apart
by - Apr 26, 2016

On last night's LATE NIGHT, guests Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan and Peele offered some quick and easy ways to tell them apart. (more...)

VIDEO: Run River North Perform New Song 'Run or Hide' on LATE NIGHTVIDEO: Run River North Perform New Song 'Run or Hide' on LATE NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

On last night's LATE NIGHT, music guest Run River North performed their new song 'Run or Hide' off their new album 'Drinking From a Salt Pond.' (more...)

MUSIC CITY CONFIDENTIAL: What's This Week's Gossip?MUSIC CITY CONFIDENTIAL: What's This Week's Gossip?
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 26, 2016

At long last, Music City Confidential is back to help you get caught back on the talk of the town - all the news that's fit to print about the Nashville theater community - and to immerse you in the minutiae of life in Theater City (a term we've been trying to copyright since we were in junior high with Thespis, Aristophanes and Martha Wilkinson). (more...)

69th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS Among Winners of 2016 Webby Awards; Full List!69th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS Among Winners of 2016 Webby Awards; Full List!
by TV News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

THE 69TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDS today won the Webby and People's Voice Awards for best event in social. (more...)

Blackhawks-Blues Game Set for NBCSN TonightBlackhawks-Blues Game Set for NBCSN Tonight
by TV News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

NBCSN presents the first Game 7 of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs tonight at 8:30 p.m. ET, when the Chicago Blackhawks face the St. Louis Blues in a win-or-go-home showdown in St. Louis. Three-time Emmy Award-winning play-by-play commentator Mike 'Doc' Emrick and Emmy Award-winning 'Inside-the-Glass' analyst Pierre McGuire will call tonight's decisive Game 7 from Scottrade Center in St. Louis. (more...)

THE MIDNIGHT EXPERIENCE Premieres at The Cutting Room in NYC on May 7th – Now in PreviewsTHE MIDNIGHT EXPERIENCE Premieres at The Cutting Room in NYC on May 7th – Now in Previews
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 25, 2016

'The Midnight Experience' will premiere at The Cutting Room in Midtown on May 7th. The wild rock 'n roll experience featuring aerialists and burlesque performers is now in previews at the Cutting Room on Saturday Nights. (more...)

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