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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?”


THE RESIDUALS' Smith, Pensavalle Appear on 'Hopefully We Don't Break Up' PodcastTHE RESIDUALS' Smith, Pensavalle Appear on 'Hopefully We Don't Break Up' Podcast
by Matt Tamanini - Feb 9, 2016

?Recently, the creators of BroadwayWorld's web series partner THE RESIDUALS were guests on Cave Comedy Radio's 'Hopefully We Don't Break Up' podcast. THE RESIDUALS husband and wife team of Michael Paul Smith and Gillian Pensavalle the past, present, and future of the show, as well as working with your spouse without killing each other. (more...)

Scoop: DATELINE 2/12 - 2/14 on NBCScoop: DATELINE 2/12 - 2/14 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Feb 9, 2016

Get all the scoop on DATELINE 2/12 - 2/14, airing on NBC (more...)

BWW Review: ROCK OF AGES at the Warner TheatreBWW Review: ROCK OF AGES at the Warner Theatre
by Joseph Harrison - Feb 9, 2016

When considering musical theatre, one often immediately thinks of the classics - those shows that tell an age old story with soaring and lyrical songs peppered with engaging dance numbers and beautiful costumes. Those plays certainly have their place in the world, but in the past decade or so, a new genre of musical has come into the mix - the jukebox musical, a genre that takes pre-existing music, usually from popular bands, and creates a theatrical plot around them. While some theater purists might look down on this style of show, all one has to do is look around the audience at the Warner Theatre in Torrington, CT to know that jukebox musicals are alive and well. (more...)

NBC Wins Wednesday in Total Viewers; SVU, CHICAGO P.D. Win Time SlotsNBC Wins Wednesday in Total Viewers; SVU, CHICAGO P.D. Win Time Slots
by TV News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

With top-25 results from “Chicago Fire,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “Chicago P.D.,” “Chicago Med,” “The Blacklist” and “Superstore,” NBC has generated a 1.0 rating, 3 share in adults 18-49 and 4.4 million viewers overall for the primetime ratings week of Feb. 1-7, according to “live plus same day” results from Nielsen Media Research. (more...)

ABC's THE MUPPETS Is Most-Watched Comedy in New Time SlotABC's THE MUPPETS Is Most-Watched Comedy in New Time Slot
by TV News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

During the week of February 1, 2016, ABC took second to a Super Bowl-fueled CBS in Total Viewers (6.0 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.2/4-tie). T (more...)

BWW Column: The British (Television) Invasion You Didn't Know Was HappeningBWW Column: The British (Television) Invasion You Didn't Know Was Happening
by Kaitlin Milligan - Feb 9, 2016

Twenty years ago, British television was essentially unknown to Americans. Without streaming services like Netflix or platforms like YouTube, it was virtually impossible to watch any shows from across the pond. Now, thanks to the Internet, British television has found its way into American homes in many different ways. (more...)

Scoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 2/9 - 2/16 on NBCScoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 2/9 - 2/16 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Feb 9, 2016

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VIDEO: KINKY BOOTS' Brian Usifer Composes New Episode of SPORTS...THE MUSICAL?VIDEO: KINKY BOOTS' Brian Usifer Composes New Episode of SPORTS...THE MUSICAL?
by TV News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

The Kicker, the new sports comedy website from Above Average and Bryan Tucker, the co-head writer of Saturday Night LIVE has released an all-new episode of SPORTS...THE MUSICAL? (more...)

Museum Hack Sets New Dates for THE DISCOVERY OF KING TUT ToursMuseum Hack Sets New Dates for THE DISCOVERY OF KING TUT Tours
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

THE DISCOVERY OF KING TUT (at Premier Exhibitions 5th Avenue, 417 5th Ave. at 37th St., NYC) has announced a new date and updated schedule for Museum Hack's upcoming tours of the exhibition. (more...)

VIDEO: Rebel Wilson Talks Ne Film 'How to Be Single' on LATE NIGHTVIDEO: Rebel Wilson Talks Ne Film 'How to Be Single' on LATE NIGHT
by - Feb 9, 2016

On last night's LATE NIGHT, actress Rebel Wilson stopped by to talk about her new film "HOW TO BE SINGLE" (more...)

VIDEO: Fred Savage Talks New Series 'The Grinder' on LATE NIGHTVIDEO: Fred Savage Talks New Series 'The Grinder' on LATE NIGHT
by - Feb 9, 2016

Fred Savage stopped by last night's LATE NIGHT to talk about working with Rob Lowe on the new comedy THE GRINDER. Watch clips from the appearance below! (more...)

VIDEO: Parson James Performs 'Temple' from Debut EP on LATE NIGHTVIDEO: Parson James Performs 'Temple' from Debut EP on LATE NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

On last night's LATE NIGHT, singer songwriter Parson James performed the title track to his new debut EP 'Temple' for the first time on television. (more...)

Chris Hemsworth Powers Into Wizard World Cleveland This FebruaryChris Hemsworth Powers Into Wizard World Cleveland This February
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Millions of fans flocked to theaters to see him as the "God of Thunder" in the Thor and Avengers franchise blockbusters (more...)

A Red Orchid Theatre Extends THE MUTILATEDA Red Orchid Theatre Extends THE MUTILATED
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

?Due to popular demand, A Red Orchid Theatre has extended its critically-acclaimed production of Tennessee Williams' The Mutilated, directed by Ensemble Member Dado. The Mutilated will now run through March 13, 2016. The Mutilated features Ensemble Members Lance Baker, Jennifer Engstrom, Mierka Girten, Steve Haggard, Shade Murray, Doug Vickers and Natalie West with Ciera Dawn, Jennifer Glasse, Roy Gonzalez, Mario Hernandez, Morgan Maher, Lauren Vogel and Dominque Worsley. A Red Orchid Theatre is located at 1531 N Wells. (more...)

Scoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 2/8 - 2/12 on NBCScoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 2/8 - 2/12 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Feb 8, 2016

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VIDEO: Larry David Spoofs 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'; Co-Stars  with Bernie Sanders on SNLVIDEO: Larry David Spoofs 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'; Co-Stars with Bernie Sanders on SNL
by TV News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Larry David made his Saturday Night LIVE hosting debut on the February 6th telecast of NBC's iconic late-night franchise. David, the co-creator of the series 'Seinfeld' and creator/star of 'Curb Your Enthusiasm,' was an 'SNL' writer during the show's 10th season. (more...)

Larry David-Hosted SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE Ties for #1 Among Big 4 in Key DemoLarry David-Hosted SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE Ties for #1 Among Big 4 in Key Demo
by TV News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

The Feb. 6 telecast of NBC's Saturday Night LIVE with host Larry David and musical guest The 1975, averaged a 5.1 rating, 12 share in household results from the 56 markets metered-by Nielsen Media Research (more...)

Scoop: BROOKLYN NINE-NINE on FOX - Today, February 9, 2016Scoop: BROOKLYN NINE-NINE on FOX - Today, February 9, 2016
by TV Scoop - Feb 8, 2016

Get all the scoop on BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, airing on FOX on today, February 9, 2016! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Catching up with Michael Crawford on His Return to the West End in THE GO-BETWEEN; Broadway Possibilities & MoreBWW Exclusive: Catching up with Michael Crawford on His Return to the West End in THE GO-BETWEEN; Broadway Possibilities & More
by Robert Diamond - Feb 8, 2016

I wasn't surprised when the reaction to the announcement that Michael Crawford would return to the stage, immediately started to trend on Twitter in the UK and to generate internet traffic across the globe. Here, in his own words Michael Crawford, brings us up to date. (more...)

Florence + the Machine Adds Seconds Show at Barclays CenterFlorence + the Machine Adds Seconds Show at Barclays Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

After the June 14 show sold out in just days, Florence + the Machine is adding a second night with Grimes at Brooklyn's Barclays Center—June 15—to her North American “How Beautiful” tour. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Natalie Weiss Plays 'Heads Up' on THE TYLER MOUNT VLOGSTAGE TUBE: Natalie Weiss Plays 'Heads Up' on THE TYLER MOUNT VLOG
by Stage Tube - Feb 8, 2016

Popular Broadway Youtube personality, Tyler Mount, recently welcomed Breaking Down the Riff's creator NATALIE WEISS, for the latest episode of his web series, THE TYLER MOUNT VLOG. Below, catch the YouTube star discussing how her popular series got its start, advice to aspiring performers, and of course, a hilarious game of 'Heads Up'. (more...)

Inarritu, HBO & More Among 2015 DGA Award Winners- Full List AnnouncedInarritu, HBO & More Among 2015 DGA Award Winners- Full List Announced
by TV News Desk - Feb 7, 2016

The DGA (Directors Guild of America) Awards have just been announced! Among the winners are THE REVENANT's Alejandro Inarritu, GAME OF THRONES' David Nutter, and DESCENDANTS' Kenny Ortega. Check out the full list of winners below! (more...)

VIDEO: ZOOLANDER Characters Cameo and More as Larry David Hosts SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE- Full EpisodeVIDEO: ZOOLANDER Characters Cameo and More as Larry David Hosts SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE- Full Episode
by Stage Tube - Feb 7, 2016

On last night's Saturday Night LIVE, Larry David made his hosting debut alongside first-time musical guest The 1975. Sketches include Larry David Monologue, Bern Your Enthusiasm, Steam Ship, Weekend Update: Derek Zoolander & Hansel and Last Call with Larry David. Check out the full episode below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look- UNAUTHORIZED MUSICAL PARODY OF THE DEVIL WEARS PRADASTAGE TUBE: First Look- UNAUTHORIZED MUSICAL PARODY OF THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA
by Stage Tube - Feb 7, 2016

'Gird Your Loins!' The boss from Hell is back as Rockwell Table & Stage presents THE UNAUTHORIZED MUSICAL PARODY OF THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, running January 28 through the end of April. Check out an extended clip from the show, below! (more...)

Official: Newton Faulkner Joins Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT UK Tour as 'Johnny', May 2016Official: Newton Faulkner Joins Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT UK Tour as 'Johnny', May 2016
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Double Platinum selling artist Newton Faulkner joins the cast of Green Day's explosive Tony Award ® winning musical, American Idiot, on it's UK Tour. Newton will be taking on the role of Johnny from May 2016 after Matt Thorpe, who will open the role from 19 March at the Curve Theatre, Leicester until 7 May at the New Theatre, Oxford.  One of the UK's finest contemporary singer-songwriters, Newton's unique style of guitar playing and soaring vocals have made him a worldwide success since he burst onto the music scene back in 2007.  (more...)

FOX to Premiere New Late-Night Sketch Comedy Series PARTY OVER HERE, 3/12FOX to Premiere New Late-Night Sketch Comedy Series PARTY OVER HERE, 3/12
by TV News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

New late-night half-hour sketch comedy series PARTY OVER HERE will premiere Saturday, March 12 (11:00-11:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (more...)

THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE to Air on Reel 13 This MonthTHE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE to Air on Reel 13 This Month
by TV News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

John Frankenheimer's nail-biting black-and-white Cold War thriller The Manchurian Candidate is featured in the February Reel 13 lineup. (more...)

Pentatonix, Ne-Yo, Dick Van Dyke & More Join DISNEYLAND 60 SpecialPentatonix, Ne-Yo, Dick Van Dyke & More Join DISNEYLAND 60 Special
by TV News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Fall Out Boy, Little Big Town, NE-YO and Pentatonix are just a handful of music's biggest superstars who'll take to the stage during THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY: DISNEYLAND 60. (more...)

Bernie Sanders to Join Larry David on This Week's SATURDAY NIGHT LIVEBernie Sanders to Join Larry David on This Week's SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
by TV News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will make an appearance on this Saturday's Saturday Night LIVE on NBC. (more...)

VIDEO: Colin Jost Can't Wait for Saturday's SNL with Host Larry David VIDEO: Colin Jost Can't Wait for Saturday's SNL with Host Larry David
by - Feb 5, 2016

Colin Jost stopped by last night's LATE NIGHT to talk about working with Larry David, who hosts this weekend's Saturday Night LIVE. Watch clips from the appearance below! (more...)

VIDEO: L.A. Reid Insists Kanye is Not the Egomaniac People Think He IsVIDEO: L.A. Reid Insists Kanye is Not the Egomaniac People Think He Is
by - Feb 5, 2016

L.A. Reid stopped by last night's LATE NIGHT and shared that Kanye West is not the egomaniac that people think he is. (more...)

VIDEO: JoJo Performs 'Save My Soul' on LATE NIGHTVIDEO: JoJo Performs 'Save My Soul' on LATE NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

On last night's LATE NIGHT, JoJo gave the network debut performance of her new song 'Save My Soul'. Watch the appearance below! (more...)

FOX Orders Late-Night Sketch Comedy Series PARTY OVER HERE from The Lonely IslandFOX Orders Late-Night Sketch Comedy Series PARTY OVER HERE from The Lonely Island
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

New late-night half-hour sketch comedy series PARTY OVER HERE will premiere Saturday, March 12 (11:00-11:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. The series is executive-produced by the Emmy Award-winning and Grammy Award-nominated comedy trio The Lonely Island – writer/performers Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone.  Actor/comedian Paul Scheer (“The League,” “Fresh Off The Boat”) also will serve as an executive producer and one of the series' directors. (more...)

Rehearsals Begin Monday for Broadway's WAITRESS, Starring Jessie MuellerRehearsals Begin Monday for Broadway's WAITRESS, Starring Jessie Mueller
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

Rehearsals begin Monday, February 8 for the spring Broadway production of Waitress, following its sold-out limited engagement at the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA.  (more...)

Ne-Yo, Nelly Furtado & More Join NBA All-Star Performance LineupNe-Yo, Nelly Furtado & More Join NBA All-Star Performance Lineup
by TV News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

Ne-Yo will perform the Natinal Anthem prior to the start of the 65th NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, Feb. 14, at Air Canada Centre in Toronto (more...)

Broadway, Chicago Stars Round Out Principal Cast of Lyric Opera's THE KING AND IBroadway, Chicago Stars Round Out Principal Cast of Lyric Opera's THE KING AND I
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

Lyric Opera of Chicago announced today casting for the remaining principal roles in its grand-scale production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I, featuring Broadway stars Kate Baldwin and Paolo Montalban as Anna Leonowens and the King of Siam. Additional Broadway artists Ali Ewoldt (Tuptim), Alan Ariano (The Kralahome) and Rona Figueroa (Lady Thiang) join the cast, along with Sam Simahk (Lun Tha) and Chicagoland artists Charlie Babbo (Louis Leonowens), Jomar Ferreras (Interpreter), John Lister (Captain Orton), David Parkes (Sir Edward Ramsay), Peter Sipla (Phra Alack) and Matthew Uzarraga (Prince Chulalongkorn). All but Lister make their Lyric debuts with The King and I. (more...)

Scoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 2/11 - 2/18 on NBCScoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 2/11 - 2/18 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Feb 11, 2016

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 2/11 - 2/18, airing on NBC (more...)

VIDEO: Ryan Reynolds Talks the Ugly Side of DEADPOOL on 'Late Night'VIDEO: Ryan Reynolds Talks the Ugly Side of DEADPOOL on 'Late Night'
by - Feb 11, 2016

On last night's LATE NIGHT, guest Ryan Reynolds chatted about his new superhero character DEADPOOL. (more...)

VIDEO: Katie Lowes Talks Return of 'Scandal' on LATE NIGHTVIDEO: Katie Lowes Talks Return of 'Scandal' on LATE NIGHT
by - Feb 11, 2016

On last night's LATE NIGHT, actress Katie Lowes chatted about the return of her hit show 'Scandal' Watch clips from the appearance below! (more...)

VIDEO: Wynonna & The Big Noise Perform 'Aint' No Thing' & More on LATE NIGHTVIDEO: Wynonna & The Big Noise Perform 'Aint' No Thing' & More on LATE NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

On last night's LATE NIGHT, Wynonna & The Big Noise perform 'No One Else on Earth' and 'Ain't No Thing'. (more...)

BLUE MAN GROUP Launches World Tour in Singapore, March 29BLUE MAN GROUP Launches World Tour in Singapore, March 29
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

Blue Man Group will bring audiences around the globe together for an unforgettable, euphoric celebration of life in full color with the launch of a World Tour beginning March 29, 2016 in Singapore.  (more...)

Audra McDonald & More Celebrate Lorne Michaels Tonight at Lincoln Center GalaAudra McDonald & More Celebrate Lorne Michaels Tonight at Lincoln Center Gala
by TV News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

Live from New York! SNL alum Tina Fey and husband Jeff Richmond have co-written and will co-direct a special tribute to SNL creator Lorne Michaels at Lincoln Center's American Songbook Gala. The event takes place at The Alice Tully Hall tonight, February 11th. (more...)

ESPN Radio to Broadcast NBA All-Star Game for 20th Consecutive SeasonESPN Radio to Broadcast NBA All-Star Game for 20th Consecutive Season
by TV News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

ESPN Radio – in its 20th season of NBA All-Star coverage – will broadcast the 65th NBA All-Star Game this Sunday, Feb. 14 (more...)

ESPN to Air NBA All-Star Game in 42 Countries, 2/14ESPN to Air NBA All-Star Game in 42 Countries, 2/14
by TV News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

ESPN Radio – in its 20th season of NBA All-Star coverage – will broadcast the 65th NBA All-Star Game this Sunday, Feb. 14, from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. (more...)

VIDEO: John Oliver Talks New Hampshire Primaries on LATE NIGHTVIDEO: John Oliver Talks New Hampshire Primaries on LATE NIGHT
by - Feb 10, 2016

John Oliver stopped by last night's LATE NIGHT to share his thoughts on the New Hampshire presidential primaries. Later, the host revealed that he is in awe of the Super Bowl. (more...)

Scoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS on NBCScoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS on NBC
by TV Scoop - Feb 10, 2016

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

VIDEO: BROADWAY & THE BARD'S Len Cariou and NEWSICAL's Christine Pedi Brush Up Their ShakespeareVIDEO: BROADWAY & THE BARD'S Len Cariou and NEWSICAL's Christine Pedi Brush Up Their Shakespeare
by Michael Dale - Feb 10, 2016

The Broadway legend and the legend-mimicking star duet a little Cole Porter. (more...)

Showtime's SXSW Music Lineup to Celebrate Cameron Crowe's New Music Series ROADIESShowtime's SXSW Music Lineup to Celebrate Cameron Crowe's New Music Series ROADIES
by TV News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

SHOWTIME is celebrating music's unsung heroes at the South By Southwest (SXSW) Music, Film and Interactive Festival, in honor of Oscar® winner Cameron Crowe's new music series ROADIES, premiering on the network this summer. (more...)

VIDEO: Aidy Bryant Reveals Larry David Was One of Her All-Time Favorite SNL HostsVIDEO: Aidy Bryant Reveals Larry David Was One of Her All-Time Favorite SNL Hosts
by - Feb 10, 2016

On last night's LATE NIGHT, guest Aidy Bryant revealed that Larry David was one of her all-time favorite SNL hosts. (more...)

Full Cast Set for Mercury Theatre Colchester's UK Premiere of CLYBOURNE PARKFull Cast Set for Mercury Theatre Colchester's UK Premiere of CLYBOURNE PARK
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

Artistic Director of Mercury Theatre Colchester Daniel Buckroyd today announces the full company for the UK regional premiere production of Bruce Norris' acclaimed play Clybourne Park which opens at the company's home base ahead of a national tour - Ben Deery (Karl / Steve), Dan Gaisford(Kenneth), Rebecca Manley (Bev / Kathy), Rebecca Oldfield (Betsey / Lindsey), Gloria Onitiri (Francine / Lena), Wole Sawyerr (Albert / Kevin), William Troughton (Jim / Tom) and Mark Womack (Dan / Russ). The production opens on 15 April as part of the Made in Colchester Season, with previews from 8 April and runs until 23 April. It is the first time the production will be seen in the UK outside of London. (more...)

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