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A New Breed of Senior Living Community
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

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The Flaming Lips & FEW Spirits Launch Whiskey Collaboration With Bottle Signing In Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

On Thursday, Sept. 15, Grammy-winning rock band The Flaming Lips will stop in at Binny's in Lincoln Park to celebrate Brainville Rye Whiskey, a truly unique collaboration between Evanston craft distillery FEW Spirits and the legendary group. (more...)

John Cariani Workshops New Play at American Academy of Dramatic Arts
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Celebrated actor and playwright John Cariani joins The American Academy of Dramatic Arts Main Stage Live program to workshop his newest play, 'cul-de-sac,' developing it as a limited-run workshop production featuring the all-Academy alumni cast. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at NAPERVILLE, Opening Tonight at Theater Wit
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

Theater Wit, Chicago's premiere 'smart art' theater, looks forward to presenting the Chicago premiere of Naperville by acclaimed young playwright Mat Smart. This extraordinary dramatic comedy, all new to Chicago, is set in a Caribou Coffee in - you guessed it - Naperville. Press opening is tonight, September 6, at 7:30 p.m., and performances run through October 16. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: QUEEN of KATWE Deserves the Title, Trophy, Pennant and Belt!
by Katricia Lang - Sep 27, 2016

QUEEN OF KATWE is a genuinely moving sports film directed by Mira Nair, starring David Oyelowo and Lupita Nyong'o, and introducing Madina Nalwanga, who plays real life underdog and chess champion Phiona Mutesi. (more...)

Dora Award-Winning Teen Thriller CONCORD FLORAL Takes Over Toronto's Bluma Appel Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

 Canadian Stage launches its 16.17 season this month with a new production of Concord Floral, written by Jordan Tannahill and directed by Erin Brubacher and Cara Spooner. Brought to life by an ensemble of teen performers from across the country, Concord Floral (2015 Dora Award-winner for Outstanding New Play) will be performed for an audience sat entirely on stage at the Bluma Appel Theatre fromSeptember 27 to October 16 (media opening October 4). (more...)

Ann Jon Announces BOOGEY RAIDER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Rossi Ross is the first 10-year-old to read his favorite book, 'Brigand Bleu,' 10 times - and in doing so, has freed the titular hero of the book for his one and only chance at a real-life adventure in Ann Jon's new children's novel, 'Boogey Raider' (published by Archway Publishing). (more...)

Derek Murphy's New Comedy, APPENDAGE Opens Origin's 1st Irish 2016 Next Generation Series, NYC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

?Origin's 1st Irish 2016 in New York will be bringing to the stage APPENDAGE, a black comedy drama by New York-based Dublin-born playwright, Derek Murphy, directed by Joseph Hendel.  The show will play 4 performances as part of 1st Irish's Next Generation series at Nancy Manocherian's the cell, 338 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011 (bet 8th & 9th Aves). September 28 - October 2, 2016. (more...)

Network Data Systems Achieves 15th Consecutive Cisco Gold Certification and Recertifies Its Cloud & Managed Services Master World-Wide Designation
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

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BECOMING BETTE at The Butterfly Club Next Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

Having answered the cries of her growing fan base with the sell-out return season of her hit one- woman show, Becoming Bette, at Brisbane's latest answer to the independent theatre scene, Room To Play, Elizabeth Scales is now hearing the call of southern fans and is set to deliver with a two show PRE-fringe treat of Becoming Bette at iconic The Butterfly Club. (more...)

BWW Interview: Philly's Tom and Kelly McCarthy's KING OF EAST JABIP
by Pati Buehler - Sep 2, 2016

Father and daughter present a 'world premier' play about life, love and reaching your goals at any age. (more...)

Chcago's Smart Art Theater to Serve Up New Dramatic Comedy NAPERVILLE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Theater Wit, Chicago's premiere 'smart art' theater, looks forward to presenting the Chicago premiere of Naperville by acclaimed young playwright Mat Smart. (more...)

BWW Review: The Fugard's CLYBOURNE PARK a 'Woke' Look at White Privilege and Gentrification
by David Fick - Sep 19, 2016

The Fugard Theatre's production of CLYBOURNE PARK arrives at a time when South Africa is caught up in Archibald MacLeish's idea of 'the play without the play,' a world in which the gentrification trend and the problems caused by white privilege denialism intersect. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: BATTLERS AND DREAMERS Brings The Kitch Of '80s and 90's Television To The Small Stage
by Jade Kops - Sep 18, 2016

BATTLERS AND DREAMERS is a fun filled flashback at all the comic and cringeworthy moments of 80's and 90's Australian television. (more...)

WWII-Era Novel COME TO A MEMORY is Released
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Set in northern New Jersey just before World War II, 'Come to a Memory: Joab's Story/Lila's Story' is the touching tale of two classmates who are both bullied in school, but for very different reasons. (more...)

BWW Review: HAND TO GOD Thrills at StageWest Theatre Company
by Nolan Boggess - Sep 15, 2016

Hand to God is good. It is that type of good that makes you feel bad for loving it so much. (more...)

Kongregate's Animation Throwdown: The Quest for Cards Mobile Game Launches Today on iOS & Android!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

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Tony Ughy Pens MIRACLES, MEDITATION, AND A HIGHER CONSCIOUSNESS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

'Miracles, Meditation, and a Higher Consciousness: A Guide to Enlightenment' (published by Balboa Press AU) starts by taking readers on author Tony Ughy's personal journey of miracles to raise awareness of the spiritual world. (more...)

IF/THEN's Anthony Rapp to Attend Reeling Film Festival in Chicago
by Movies News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Chicago Filmmakers and Showtime Networks have announced that Broadway legend Anthony Rapp, from the original casts of Rent and If/Then, will attend the 34th edition of Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival. (more...)

Thom Schmenk Pens LIVING LIFE 90 DAYS AT A TIME
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

'Living Life 90 Days At A Time: A Sarcoma Survivor's Journey': a sincere, honest, detailed, and sometimes even humorous recounting from the discovery of cancer to the long battle that ensued. 'Living Life 90 Days At A Time: A Sarcoma Survivor's Journey' is the creation of published author, Thom Schmenk, who spent his youth riding his bike along the shores of Lake Erie in a Suburb just east of Cleveland, Ohio. After an injury ended an eighteen-year career in the fire service, he moved with his family to South Carolina. Here, he contributed another eighteen-year career in risk management and insurance. Just before retiring, Thom returned to his childhood hobby of cycling. It would become a passion and would one day lead to the discovery of a large tumor bulging out of his left hamstring. After a diagnosis of leiomyosarcoma, Thom shared his plight with a friend, a local Charleston historian and author, who was waging his own fight against prostate cancer. It was Ken Burger's encouragement that got Thom to fulfill a lifelong dream of writing a book. Thom's wife, Judy, suggested he expand the book to help and encourage others to fight on and persevere in their own cancer fight. Besides Thom and his wife enjoying their family-their two sons, their wives, and their grandchildren - he takes pleasure in swimming, reading, and trips to Lake Lure, North Carolina. He enjoys sharing his story with newly diagnosed cancer patients and working to raise funds for sarcoma research. (more...)

Rapper/Singer Tinie Tempah Releases Music Video for 'Girls Like'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Rapper/singer Tinie Tempah has scored seven No. 1 singles in his native UK, including his latest, 'Girls Like,' featuring singer Zara Larsson. (more...)

All New Season of THIS OLD HOUSE Premieres on PBS 9/29
by TV News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

THIS OLD HOUSE(R) returns for an all-new season as America's most trusted home improvement team takes on two diamonds in the rough - an Arts & Crafts style gem in an historic Boston, Massachusetts Suburb (more...)

Hoots and Hellmouth to Release IN THE TREES This October; Tour Dates Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

Hoots and Hellmouth's fourth album In The Trees is an effort that feels like an expedition.  Through dark tangles of thickets and underbrush, a path winds its way through the density of lived life, finally opening up into a sun-drenched field in which to stretch out, breathe deep and reflect on the journey… weary travelers dressing wounds while wistfully recalling tales of courage and self-doubt, love and longing. (more...)

New Amazon Series BACK STABBER Delivers Message of Acceptance & Equality
by TV News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Amazon's new series BACK STABBER, created by the successful young actor, singer and entrepreneur Ryan Zamo, premiered last weekend. The message of the show is one of acceptance, equality, embracing those that are different and finding who you are. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ANYTHING GOES at Lyric Stage
by Kyle Christopher West - Jun 24, 2016

There may only be a few remaining performances of Lyric Stage's ANYTHING GOES, but there's still plenty to see and hear before the ship sails beyond closing night this Sunday. The show (which features a cast of 37 actors and an astounding 33-piece orchestra) appears as a never-before-seen edit, written exclusively for Lyric Stage by musical director and conductor Jay Dias. With over three hours of old fashioned musical theatre comedy on stage, there's surely something to please the whole family in this lavish, timeless tale. (more...)

2016-17 Van Lier New Voices Fellows Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

The Lark is thrilled to announce that playwrights C.A. Johnson andDonja R. Love have been selected as the recipients of the Van Lier New Voices Fellowship for the 2016-17 season. This year long residency is designed to help address the lack of inclusion of early career playwrights of color in the theater field. Specifically, the Fellowship supports writers of color under 30 and includes a cash award of $15,000, plus a $3,000 health insurance allowance, as well as access to a wide range of Lark resources, including artistic program participation, financial literacy training, office and rehearsal space, and staff support. The 2016-17 cycle marks this Fellowship's third year at The Lark. Past fellows include Reginald Douglas (director: Nikkole Salter's Lines in the Dust at Luna Stage), Anna Moench (Hunger), Christopher Oscar Peña (awe/struck), and Susan Soon He Stanton (The Things Are Against Us). The Van Lier New Voices Fellowship program is a critical component in The Lark's acclaimed portfolio of fellowships, designed to engage a diverse community of extraordinary playwrights who collectively reflect and write about the vibrancy of our world. (more...)

Colorado Debut for Singer Kaitlyn Baker Set for 6/16-17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

The Nashville recording artist will perform in Colorado for the first time, first at ViewHouse in Denver's Centennial Suburb on Thursday, June 16, and then at Country Jam Colorado in Grand Junction on Friday, June 17. (more...)

Kelsey Grammer & More to Headline Netflix Epic Family Event Series TROLLHUNTERS
by TV News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

Creator and executive producer Guillermo del Toro has announced initial casting on Trollhunters, his epic family event series premiering in December 2016 on Netflix. The announcement was made today at the Annecy Animation Festival in Annecy, France during a career retrospective discussion with del Toro. (more...)

Disney Channel Renews STUCK IN THE MIDDLE for Second Season
by TV News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

Disney Channel has renewed the hit series 'Stuck in the Middle' after its strong debut season with executive producer Linda Videtti Figueiredo at the helm. The single camera comedy stars Jenna Ortega as the middle child, Harley Diaz, who's living in a household bustling with nine people -- two parents and seven kids -- each with distinct personalities and conflicting schedules. The series will resume production on its second season in the fall as new episodes continue to premiere Fridays (8:00-8:30 p.m. ET) on Disney Channel. (more...)

Kaitlyn Baker to Make Colorado Debut This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

The Nashville recording will perform in Colorado for the first time, first at ViewHouse in Denver's Centennial Suburb on Thursday, June 16, and then at Country Jam Colorado in Grand Junction on Friday, June 17. (more...)

BWW Review: AVENUE Q Provides Humor, Acceptance, Community in Orlando's Difficult Days
by Matt Tamanini - Jun 14, 2016

It seems unimaginable that a single work of art can both hysterically mock and lovingly embrace some of our fondest childhood memories. However, as the 'AVENUE Q Theme Song' transitions into the first official song of the musical (one of modern musical theatre's most effective opening numbers) it becomes clear that this show is unlike anything that came before it, and that traditional musical theatre conventions, and easily offended sensibilities, should be thrown out the window. (more...)

IHOP Restaurants Celebrate 58 Years With 58-Cent Short Stacks Of Its World-Famous Original Buttermilk Pancakes On July 12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

In celebration of its 58 th anniversary, IHOP Restaurants and its franchisees will offer guests a short stack of its world-famous Original Buttermilk Pancakes for only 58 cents on July 12 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at participating restaurants*. The promotional anniversary price is actually four cents less than what the pancakes cost in 1958 when brothers Al and Jerry Lapin and partners opened the first International House of Pancakes in Toluca Lake, Calif., a Suburb of Los Angeles. (more...)

Happee Fiftee, Slurpee'!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

America's favorite frozen drink turns 50 this year, and 7-Eleven, Inc. is celebrating its birthday 7-Eleven Day, aka July 11, aka FREE SLURPEE DAY in a BIG way. To celebrate Slurpee Fiftee and 7-Eleven's 89 th birthday, participating stores will give away an estimated 9 million free small Slurpee drinks from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. local time, Monday, July 11 (7/11), while supplies last. (more...)

The Flaming Lips, Few Spirits and Status Serigraph Announce Whiskey Collaboration
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

FEW Spirits today announces a truly unique collaboration with legendary Grammy-winning band THE FLAMING LIPS: Brainville Rye Whiskey. (more...)

2016 MFA Playwrights' Workshop to Develop Eight New Works at the Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, is pleased to co-present the 11th annual MFA Playwright's Workshop (MFAPW) in association with the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival and Stanford University's National Center for New Plays. (more...)

The Piano Guys to Play Dr. Phillips Center This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, in association with AEG Live, announces the Orlando concert date for internet sensation The Piano Guys. (more...)

2nd & Charles Announces Harry Potter Midnight Release Party, 7/30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Extra, extra, read all about it! 2nd & Charles management announced today that fans of the wizarding world will get a special first look at its newest store in the Detroit's Utica Suburb during the Harry Potter Release Party on Saturday, July 30! Located in the Utica Park shopping center at 45290 Utica Park Blvd, the specialty shop will hold an enchanting event celebrating the countdown to the highly-anticipated script book release of 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II,' the theatrical eighth installment of JK Rowling's best-selling series. 'Muggles' can expect to experience magical festivities well into the night, as Potter mania gears up for the big reveal at midnight! (more...)

SPENGA Fitness Studio Combines Cardio, Strength and Flexibility
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

SPENGA, a Chicago-based boutique fitness concept that combines the three essential elements of fitness - cardiovascular, strength and flexibility - is closing out the first half of 2016 with impressive mid-year growth marks. (more...)

Global Colocation Solutions Provider CyrusOne Completes New Data Hall at Phoenix Data Center Campus
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

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BWW Review: A Working Kitchen in THE SECOND GIRL at CATF
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jul 13, 2016

What makes The Second Girl a comedy more than anything else is Cathryn Wake's electrifying performance as Cathleen, a confection of flashing eyes, red hair, a tell-the-truth-and-shame-the-devil attitude, and naked ambition. Her vivacity is inescapable. (more...)

2016 Wilde Awards Nominations Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Theater professionals from across Michigan will gather Aug. 29 when The 2016 Wilde Awards are presented at The Berman Center for the Performing Arts in the Detroit Suburb of West Bloomfield. Presented by EncoreMichigan.com, the most comprehensive resource for news and information about the state's professional theater industry, The Wilde Awards were established in 2002 to honor the excellent work produced by Michigan's professional theaters. (more...)

BWW Review: 'Impossible Dream' Realized in Marriott's MAN OF LA MANCHA
by Teresa Budasi - Jul 1, 2016

From the haunting opening notes to the robust finale, there's not a wrong note in Marriott Theatre's latest musical, MAN OF LA MANCHA. (more...)

Adam Immerwahr to Make DC Directorial Debut with Theater J's THE LAST SCHWARTZ
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

?Theater J begins the 2016-2017 season with the regional premiere of the rollicking, engaging, and thoughtful comedy, The Last Schwartz, written by Lilly Award Winner Deborah Zoe Laufer. It plays at Theater J September 7 through October 2, 2016 and kicks off the first season selected by new Artistic Director Adam Immerwahr. (more...)

Swallowable Balloon Yields Weight Loss Dividends
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

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Cheryl Krkoc's 'Sentiment' Receives New Marketing Push
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

Cheryl Krkoc's book is about her immigrant family's coming to the Americas in the early 1900's. Some settled in a Suburb of Chicago and others immigrated to Argentina. She lived in the home of her immigrant grandparents during her early childhood in the 1950's. This environment created a curiosity about her heritage. There was significant bias against Eastern Europeans during this time. (more...)

Canadian Stage to Present Teen Thriller CONCORD FLORAL This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

A new iteration of the Suburban teen thriller Concord Floral written by Jordan Tannahill, directed by Erin Brubacher and Cara Spooner, and inspired by the medieval allegory The Decameron, will open Canadian Stage's 16.17 season from September 27 to October 16, 2016. (more...)

Nashville Elvis Festival to Celebrate Music a& Legacy of King of Rock and Roll
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Music City Festivals, LLC is proud to announce the Nashville Elvis Festival - a premier Elvis event unlike any other, celebrating the music and legacy of Elvis Presley. (more...)

MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOKING Returns with All-New Food Adeventures From Both Coasts
by TV News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

This fall, pop in for some pop-up feasts in unique settings--joining some of the country's most innovative chefs and food artisans for a new culinary adventure when Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking returns to kick-off Season Four. The Emmy® nominated food and travel series, hosted by award-winning Australian chef and author Pete Evans, travels to an array of incredible food destinations in 13 all-new episodes designed to inspire home cooks everywhere. Produced by WGBH and Fine Cooking magazine, the series premieres on public television stations beginning Saturday, September 3rd (check local listings). (more...)

Internet Sensation The Piano Guys to Play the Palace This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

CAPA presents The Piano Guys at the Palace Theatre (34 W. Broad St.) on Wednesday, September 14, at 8 pm. (more...)

Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT to Play Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

William Shakespeare's comedy 'Twelfth Night', directed by Dee O'Brien will play August 11, 12, 13 at 7:30 PM and August 14 at 2:00 PM at Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine Street (inside City Hall). (more...)

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