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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?”

VIDEO: Seth Meyers Takes 'Closer Look' at Trump's Attack on Press & More
by TV News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

On last night's LATE NIGHT, Seth Meyers takes a closer look at Trump hitting the 2020 campaign trail, attacking the press and Sweden's reaction to his false claim of a terrorist attack. (more...)

by TV Scoop - Feb 21, 2017

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 2/21 - 2/28, airing on NBC (more...)

Joshua James, Shawn Mullins, Murder Mystery and More Coming Up at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces legendary guitarist Robby Krieger of the Doors, folk-rock artist Joshua James' album release show and more. (more...)

Tenors Unlimited to Bring FROM VENICE TO VEGAS to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Tenors Unlimited, the 'Rat Pack of Opera' - the UK's classical crossover 'man band' perform on Tuesday 4th April 7pm at Feinstein's/54 Below, 254 West 54th St Cellar, New York, with their show - 'From Venice To Vegas.' (more...)

Stars of BRIGHT STAR, WICKED and More Take Part in New Play Reading Podcast 'AT THE TABLE'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

At The Table: A Play Reading Series has released its three February episodes. Episodes 4 and 5 are now available and feature the full-length play Troop 54 by Justin Colombo (Kinky Boots National Tour, Rock of Ages National Tour). Episode 6 is an interview with the playwright, lead by co-hosts Rachel Flynn (Heathers: The Musical) and Ned Donovan (The Hunted: Encore). The episodes are edited, and feature original scoring by Marcus Thorne Bagala (This American Life). (more...)

BWW Interview: Tony Danza Makes His Return to 54 Below with STANDARDS AND STORIES
by Julie Musbach - Feb 21, 2017

After a triumphant series of concerts at Feinstein's/54 Below, the one and only Tony Danza is returning with his cabaret show Standards and Stories. Tony will be performing six shows,  February 24 & 25, March 17, 18 & 31 and April 1 at 7pm. He was kind enough to take some time out of his sunny day in Los Angeles to speak to me about the upcoming series and things currently going on in his career. (more...)

VIDEO: Anna Kendrick Explains Her Casual Singing Problem on LATE NIGHT
by - Feb 21, 2017

On last night's LATE NIGHT, guest Anna Kendrick tells Seth about her hypocritical singing habit. (more...)

VIDEO: Old 97s Perform New Song 'Good With God' on LATE NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

On last night's LATE NIGHT, music guest Old 97s performed 'Good With God' off their 11th studio album 'Graveyard Whistling' (more...)

Austin Cook and Bethany Thomas to Lead MARRY ME A LITTLE at Porchlight Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber have announced the final mainstage production it its 2016 - 2017 season Marry Me a Little, starring Austin Cook and Bethany Thomas, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and originally conceived by Craig Lucas and Norman Rene, with direction by Jess McLeod and music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Cook. (more...)

Rickie Lee Jones & Madeleine Peyroux Release Politically Charged Women's Rights Video
by TV News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

On the eve of their first ever tour together,Rickie Lee Jones & Madeleine Peyroux have released a politically charged video that addresses women's rights along with a host of human rights issues to accompany their newly recorded cover of David Essex's 'Rock On'. (more...)

VIDEO: Rosie O'Donnell Confirms Bannon SNL Impersonation is a No-Go
by TV News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Despite reports to the contrary,  Rosie O'Donnell will not be portraying Steve Bannon on NBC's Saturday Night LIVE anytime soon (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Out of Box's upcoming shows The Velocity of Autumn, running March 3-18, and Assassins, running March 31 through April 15, use humor to convey deeper messages, but will see a complete transformation of their space and stage. It's all part of the Out of Box experience. (more...)

'Moonlight', 'People vs. OJ' Among Winners of 2107 WRITERS GUILD AWARDS; Full List
by TV News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) announced the 2017 Writers Guild Awards winners for outstanding achievement in writing for film, television, new media, videogames, news, radio, promotional, and graphic animation (more...)

BWW Blog: Jessica Vanek - Santino Fontana Brings THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK to the Smith Center Cabaret Jazz Room
by Guest Blogger: Jessica Vanek - Feb 20, 2017

Jess here. Every once in awhile you hear about a show that you would do just about anything to see. Although the stages of Las Vegas offer a variety of amazing entertainment options on a nightly basis, it's a rare occasion to have the opportunity to see a multi-talented performer whose career spans across several different medias; from TV to film to Broadway. When I saw that The Smith Center for the Performing Arts was hosting a show featuring Santino Fontana I was ecstatic! Initially scheduled for a two night run, Fontana's Friday night show was cancelled due to a foot of snow closing down all of the NYC area airports. Thankfully, 'the show must go on' adage rang true, and Fontana was welcomed to the sunny desert on Saturday Night by an eagerly awaiting, over-packed house. (more...)

Acclaimed Production BACKGROUND BOY Returns to The Butterfly Club for Limited Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Legendary multi award-winning singer songwriter John Thorn returns to the Butterfly Club with his acclaimed show 'Background Boy'. A hit of the 2016 Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Background Boy showcases John's talents as composer/singer/pianist and raconteur with a delightful collection of original songs in the tradition of Randy Newman, Hoagy Carmichael and Blossom Dearie. (more...)

WFUV to Salute Rich Conaty and THE BIG BROADCAST This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

WFUV (90.7FM/ Program Director Rita Houston has announced that the public radio station will salute the irreplaceable Rich Conaty and the heritage of his unique show, The Big Broadcast, in a two-hour special, Remembering Rich, on Sunday, February 26 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Flynn Center Announces Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Marc Maron, and Upright Citizens Brigade
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2017

The Flynn Center is a full-service home for the performing arts in the region; offers a wide range of cultural and educational experiences; and nurtures the creative development of performing artists. Upcoming productions include Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Marc Maron, and Upright Citizens Brigade. (more...)

BWW Review: LA RONDE, The Bunker
by Gary Naylor - Feb 18, 2017

Max Gill's clever adaptation of this classic play brings it right up to date, into the world of Tinder and Grindr and fluid sexual identities. (more...)

Showtime Sports to Stream First-Ever Live Boxing Event on Twitter, Today
by TV News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

SHOWTIME Sports will live-stream the first ever boxing event on Twitter this today, offering fans the opportunity to watch and join the conversation during the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING tripleheader (more...)

PUPPET UP! - UNCENSORED to Celebrate 10th Anniversary at Jim Henson Company Studio
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Brian Henson invites you to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the Hollywood premiere of Puppet Up! - Uncensored, on Saturday, March 11th, 2017, at 6pm and 9pm. (more...)

Sony/ATV Music Publishing Signs Tori Kelly to Worldwide Publishing Deal
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Sony/ATV Music Publishing has signed a long-term worldwide deal with Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and recording artist Tori Kelly. (more...)

Scoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS on NBC - Thursday, February 16, 2017
by TV Scoop - Feb 16, 2017

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS, airing on NBC on Thursday, February 16, 2017! (more...)

VIDEO: Charlotte OC Performs 'Darkest Hour' on LATE NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

On last night's LATE NIGHT, music guest Charlotte OC performed her song 'Darkest Hour' off his forthcoming debut album 'Careless People.' (more...)

Celtic Crossings: Featuring Phil Coulter and Andy Cooney Comes to Music Hall 3/9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Music Hall and The Fraternal Order of United Irishmen Charities present an evening of Irish Entertainment. Celtic Crossings is a delightful concert of Celtic tranquility with the great songs of Phil Coulter sung by the magnificent voice of Andy Cooney, with special guest Geraldine Branagan, and the Irish Pops Ensemble, Thursday March 09, 2017 at 7:30 PM on Music Hall's main stage. (more...)

Sturgill Simpson Unveils Official 'All Around You' Music Video
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The official music video for Sturgill Simpson's “All Around You” is premiering today and can now be viewed (more...)

Gangsters, Gambling and Girls! The Wick Theatre Presents GUYS AND DOLLS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Considered the perfect musical comedy, Guys and Dolls, takes the stage at The Wick Theatre from March 9th through April 9th. Based on the short stories of Damon Runyon,  with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and a book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, Guys and Dolls won the Tony Award for Best Musical, ran for 1,200 performances on Broadway, and became an Oscar nominated film starring Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra. Tickets are $75 & 80, or call 561-995-2333. (more...)

VIDEO: Seth Meyers Takes 'Closer Look' at Trump's Ties with Russia
by TV News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

On last night's LATE NIGHT, host Seth Meyers took a closer look at the new reports that Trump aides may have had contact with Russian officials during the campaign. (more...)

THIS IS US Ranks #3 Among Big 4 Telecasts for the Primetime Week 2/6
by TV News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

NBC has averaged a 1.0 rating in adults 18-49 and 3.7 million viewers overall for the primetime ratings week of Feb. 6-12, according to “live plus same day” viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research. (more...)

VIDEO: Shailene Woodley Reveals She Wasn't Familiar with 'Hamilton'
by - Feb 15, 2017

On last night's LATE NIGHT, guest Shailene Woodley tells Seth how one particular child actor in her new HBO series "Big Little Lies" introduced her to Broadway's HAMILTON. (more...)

Cast Complete for THE EMPEROR JONES, Starring Obi Abili, at Irish Rep
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Irish Repertory Theatre has announced full casting for Eugene O'Neill's THE EMPEROR JONES. Directed by Ciaran O'Reilly (Shining City), and starring Obi Abili (Ivo van Hove's Antigone at BAM), THE EMPEROR JONES begins performances on March 1, 2017 at Irish Rep Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage, opens on March 12, and runs through April 23, 2017.  (more...)

AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' to Bring 1930s Jazz Club Alive at Syracuse Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Experience 1940s Harlem in the Tony Award-winning buoyant musical Ain't Misbehavin' at Syracuse Stage. (more...)

VIDEO: Evan McMullin Says We Should Expect Better of Our Leaders
by - Feb 15, 2017

On last night's LATE NIGHT, Evan McMullin chats with Seth about Representative Jason Chaffetz and says that we should expect better of our leaders. (more...)

by TV Scoop - Feb 15, 2017

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 2/15 - 2/22, airing on NBC (more...)

Grand Rapids Symphony's 2017-18 Season Paves the Way Back to Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Nearly 12 years ago, the Grand Rapids Symphony capped off its 75th anniversary season with a trip to the Big Apple and a concert in New York City's Carnegie Hall. The Grand Rapids Symphony, under its new Music Director Marcelo Lehninger, will return to Carnegie Hall near the end of its 88th season in April 2018. (more...)

Guitar Prodigy Ray Goren to Bring Solo Concert at Genghis Cohen
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Guitar prodigy Ray Goren performs his Solo Concert atGenghis Cohen, 740 N. Fairfax Ave., this Saturday, February 18. Set time: 7:30 pm. $10. Info:  (323) 653-0640 or (more...)

New Stars Announced for CABARET at Wharton Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company announced today casting for the Wharton Center engagement of 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. (more...)

Alec-Baldwin-Hosted SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE Delivers Show's Most-Watched Telecast in 6 Years
by TV News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

The Feb. 11 edition, hosted by Alec Baldwin and featuring musical guest Ed Sheeran, averaged a 3.10 rating in adults 18-49 and 10.843 million viewers in “live plus same day” figures from Nielsen Media Research (more...)

by TV Scoop - Feb 14, 2017

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 2/14 - 2/21, airing on NBC (more...)

Fiction to Present SOMETHING HAPPENING SOMEWHERE Label Showcase with Nuno Dos Santos and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Fiction, the NYC-based underground music collective, known for high-caliber dance music events will host their debut warehouse party 'Something Happening Somewhere' at Mona Liza (23 Meadow Street) with Nuno Dos Santos, Love Over Entropy (LIVE) and Baikal on Saturday, March 11, from 11pm-8am. (more...)

Chris Stapleton, Darious Rucker & Brett Eldredge Set for Inaugural CMT HOMETOWN HEROES, 3/31
by TV News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

CMT and Ram Trucks today announced a brand-new, one-hour special CMT HOMETOWN HEROES featuring some of country's most proficient storytellers Chris Stapleton, Darius Rucker and Brett Eldredge as they make surprise returns to their hometowns to give back and perform for their very own hometown heroes. (more...)

Check Out Monologue Highlights from LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS, 2/13
by TV News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Beloved 'Saturday Night Live' personality - and the longest serving 'anchor' on the show's wildly popular 'Weekend Update' - Seth Meyers takes over as host of NBC's 'Late Night,' home to A-list celebrity guests, memorable comedy and the best in musical talent. (more...)

VIDEO: John Oliver Thinks Obama Should Chill with the Vacay Photos
by - Feb 14, 2017

On last night's LATE NIGHT, guest John Oliver and Seth discussed regretting to agree to do stand-up after Election Day. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Sexy Shots of Jennifer Damiano, Constantine Rousouli and More in CRUEL INTENTIONS: THE MUSICAL in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

CRUEL INTENTIONS: THE MUSICAL, the new stage adaptation of Roger Kumble's 1999 cult-hit film, just began its limited pop-up engagement at Le Poisson Rouge on Saturday Night, February 11, and BroadwayWorld has a sizzling first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

There's Still Time to See THE LAST ROMANCE at Windham Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The show received a standing ovation on Saturday night!  There's still plenty of time to see it on February 17, 18, 24 & 25 at 8:00 PM, February 19 at 2:00 PM or February 23 at 7:30 PM.    (more...)

Championship Bull Riding to Buck Back Into Casper This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

White's Mountain Motors presents buckin' broncs, mutton busting, and the return of Championship Bull Riding (CBR) at the Casper Events Center. (more...)

by TV Scoop - Feb 13, 2017

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 2/13 - 2/20, airing on NBC (more...)

Adele, Beyonce Among Winners of 59th Annual GRAMMY AWARDS; Full List!
by TV News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

A diverse all-star lineup of GRAMMY Award nominees, GRAMMY winners, entertainers and film and TV stars took stage last ight for THE 59TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS (more...)

Sturgil Simpson Wins Best Country Album at 59TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Sturgill Simpson won Best Country Album at last night's 59th Annual Grammy Awards for his acclaimed third full-length album, A Sailor's Guide To Earth. (more...)

Check Out Highlights from SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE's Weekend Update 2/11
by TV News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Below, check out highlights from Saturday Night LIVE'S WEEKEND UPDATE WITH COLIN JOST AND MICHAEL CHE. The show, hosted by Alec Baldwin and featuring music guest Ed Sheeran, was broadcast on February 11th. (more...)

Festival of Women's Plays Opens Season at the Ivoryton Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The Ivoryton Playhouse is excited to announce the 2017 inaugural festival of the Women Playwrights Initiative -  Four One Acts by Four Fabulous Women Playwrights. Two evenings of staged readings will take place on Friday, March 3 and Saturday, March 4, 2017 at The Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT, followed by discussions with playwrights, actors and directors. (more...)

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