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Chicago Cultural Center ( Chicago, IL)
78 E. Washington
Chicago, IL

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A New York City Public High School is forever changed by the appearance of Jamal, a mysterious new student determined to make things better, by any means necessary. Dealing with contemporary themes, The New Kid is a story of unlikely heroes and finding hope and redemption in the face of apathy and injustice.

Genius Brands International Licenses Classic Gumby Library and Animated ABC Monsters From NCircle Entertainment for New Kid Genius Channel Launching on Comcast's XfinityGenius Brands International Licenses Classic Gumby Library and Animated ABC Monsters From NCircle Entertainment for New Kid Genius Channel Launching on Comcast's Xfinity
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2015

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Lonely Planet Launches New Children's Books to Kids ImprintLonely Planet Launches New Children's Books to Kids Imprint
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2015

Lonely Planet Kids - an imprint from Lonely Planet, the world's leading travel publisher - is pleased to introduce an impressive line-up of new children's books that aim to enhance learning, interaction and appreciation for the planet's rich diversity of people, places and cultures. (more...)

The Circuit Playhouse to Present JUNIE B. JONES, THE MUSICALThe Circuit Playhouse to Present JUNIE B. JONES, THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2015

A delightful adaptation of four of Barbara Park's best-selling books brought to life in a genuinely comical musical. We follow the sassy little diva, Junie B. Jones, and her adventures in first grade. As Junie B. starts first grade, a lot of things have changed for her: her friend Lucille doesn't want to be her best pal anymore, and on the bus, Junie B. makes friends with Herb, The New Kid at school. Also, Junie B. has trouble reading the blackboard, and her teacher, Mr. Scary, thinks she may need glasses. Throw in a friendly cafeteria lady, a kickball tournament, and a "Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal," and first grade has never been more exciting. (more...)

Oxygen Premieres New Docu-Series PRETTY. STRONG TonightOxygen Premieres New Docu-Series PRETTY. STRONG Tonight
by TV News Desk - Oct 6, 2015

Oxygen Media takes a page out of its playbook for the new docu-series 'Pretty. Strong.' premiering tonight, October 6 at 10pm ET/PT, featuring the fierce and fit women of the Legends Football League (more...)

Kimberly Kolb Pens LINDSEYKimberly Kolb Pens LINDSEY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2015

A teenage girl learns important lessons about the value of friendship while navigating the daily challenges of high school life in 'Lindsey: Love and Intrigue' (published by iUniverse). The young adult novel by Kimberly Kolb recently received praise from celebrated best-selling author Scott Turow. (more...)

Photo Flash: Oregon Children's Theatre Stages Goes Back to School with JUNIE B. JONES: THE MUSICALPhoto Flash: Oregon Children's Theatre Stages Goes Back to School with JUNIE B. JONES: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

Oregon Children's Theatre presents JUNIE B. JONES: THE MUSICAL -- the popular book series by Barbara Park hits the stage in a colorful, funny, and fast-paced musical, featuring book & lyrics by Marcy Heisler and music by Zina Goldrich. BroadwayWorld has the first look at this adorable production! (more...)

Linda G. Owens Releases New Thriller, THE NORMALLinda G. Owens Releases New Thriller, THE NORMAL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

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Throttle x Earth, Wind & Fire 'September' Out Now on Ultra MusicThrottle x Earth, Wind & Fire 'September' Out Now on Ultra Music
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

It's not often that you find a 19-year-old producer referencing Earth, Wind and Fire as his favourite act. (more...)

Dare to Defy Productions to Stage FOOTLOOSE at Victoria Theatre, 11/27-28Dare to Defy Productions to Stage FOOTLOOSE at Victoria Theatre, 11/27-28
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

One of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory bursts onto the live stage with exhilarating results. (more...)

Keep Your Customers Close, and Your Vendors CloserKeep Your Customers Close, and Your Vendors Closer
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

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Acumentrics SOFC Corporation Achieves Major Milestone in Delivering over 250 Remote Power RP Solid Oxide Fuel Cell UnitsAcumentrics SOFC Corporation Achieves Major Milestone in Delivering over 250 Remote Power RP Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Units
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

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Newnan Theatre Company to Stage THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEENewnan Theatre Company to Stage THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

What do you get when six prepubescent children, a disgruntled principal, an overly cheerful realtor, and a parolee come together one Saturday to spell? THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, of course! On May 12-15, and May 19-22, Newnan Theatre Company is proud to present this hilarious musical as the final show of its 2015-2016 season. (more...)

VIDEO: Dwayne Johnson & Jimmy Fallon Give World's Stupidest Commencement SpeechVIDEO: Dwayne Johnson & Jimmy Fallon Give World's Stupidest Commencement Speech
by TV News Desk - May 22, 2015

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, Jimmy and guest Dwayne Johnson delivered a graduation speech as high school students with the two lowest GPA's. (more...)

The REP Sets 2015-16 Season: Ashley Brown, FANCY NANCY & MoreThe REP Sets 2015-16 Season: Ashley Brown, FANCY NANCY & More
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Orlando Repertory Theatre (The REP), in partnership with UCF, is proud to announce its 2015 - 2016 Season! The REP is Orlando's premiere professional theatre for families and young audiences, and has staged recent box-office hits such as Shrek The Musical and A Christmas Story The Musical and completed a run for 13,000+ 8th grade students of The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

PBS to Premiere Animated Series READY JET GO! in 2016PBS to Premiere Animated Series READY JET GO! in 2016
by TV News Desk - May 14, 2015

Today at its annual meeting with PBS member stations from across the country, PBS KIDS announced the premiere date of READY JET GO!, its new series for kids ages 3-8. (more...)

Disney Orders Season 2 of LION KING Spinoff Series; Greenlights New Animated ShowsDisney Orders Season 2 of LION KING Spinoff Series; Greenlights New Animated Shows
by TV News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

Disney Junior, which includes a daily programming block on Disney Channel and a 24-hour channel, #1 among all preschooler networks in Total Day, Kids 2-5, Girls 2-5 and Women 18-49 for three consecutive years, has also ordered second seasons of its hit animated series 'The Lion Guard' and 'Goldie & Bear.' (more...)

Review Roundup: Kid-Friendly Comedy HOME Opens TodayReview Roundup: Kid-Friendly Comedy HOME Opens Today
by Movies News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

An all-star cast lend their voices to The New Kid-friendly comedy HOME, which hits theaters nationwide today. (more...)

Photo: First Look at Cast of Nickelodeon's Musical Comedy SCHOOL OF ROCKPhoto: First Look at Cast of Nickelodeon's Musical Comedy SCHOOL OF ROCK
by TV News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

MTV has shared a FIRST LOOK at the full cast of Nickelodeon's upcoming musical comedy series SCHOOL OF ROCK. The series will be based on the 2003 film which starred Jack Black as Dewey. Get a first look below! (more...)

New Children's Book with Positive Message is ReleasedNew Children's Book with Positive Message is Released
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

Wizer the Owl is highly intelligent and proud of himself. He's happy to be different and follows his own path. All he needs now is a group of special, like-minded friends ready to experience all that life has to offer. Wizer spreads his wings and journeys to strange new lands to make friends in author Susan Kwiatkowski's debut book, 'WizerBuddies: The Adventure of Making Friends' (published by Archway Publishing). (more...)

Ubisoft and South Park Digital Studios Announce South Park: The Fractured but WholeUbisoft and South Park Digital Studios Announce South Park: The Fractured but Whole
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

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BWW Review: PATTERNS Examines Just How Much Can You Take Before You Crack?BWW Review: PATTERNS Examines Just How Much Can You Take Before You Crack?
by Shari Barrett - Jul 26, 2015

Written by James Reach, adapted from the 1955 teleplay by Rod Serling of Twilight Zone fame, PATTERNS, takes an insightful look at corporate politics, examining just how much it takes for an individual to crack in order to succeed financially. Directed with great skill and insight into human foibles and behavior by Jules Aaron (one of Los Angeles' most honored directors, the recipient of over thirty awards for his work, directing over 250 stage and television productions), with a brilliant cast and design team at Theatre 40, the play depicts the emotional wreckage that corporate culture can inflict on individuals to bring them into the fold. (more...)

Genius Brands International Engages Liolios Group to Lead New Strategic Investor Relations ProgramGenius Brands International Engages Liolios Group to Lead New Strategic Investor Relations Program
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

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Getting Warmed Up: Polaris Office Takes Home An Incredible 20 Million UsersGetting Warmed Up: Polaris Office Takes Home An Incredible 20 Million Users
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

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Getting Warmed Up: Polaris Office Takes Home An Incredible 20 Million UsersGetting Warmed Up: Polaris Office Takes Home An Incredible 20 Million Users
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

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YouthWorks' 13 Opens 1/16YouthWorks' 13 Opens 1/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

Theater Works at the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts (PCPA) announces the opening of 13 THE MUSICAL Friday, January 16th running through Sunday, February 1st. (more...)

JUNIE B. JONES - THE MUSICAL to Play Way Off BroadwayJUNIE B. JONES - THE MUSICAL to Play Way Off Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

The Children's Theatre at Way Off Broadway, a part of The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre, has become known for bringing children's favorite stories to life on the stage. From the classics like Rumplestiltskin and Snow White to modern favorites like Pinkalicious and Flat Stanley, Way Off Broadway's Children's Theatre has been home to some of the most popular storybook characters. (more...)

Michael Restaino's LOVE ME, LOVE ME NOT to Play Room 5 Lounge, 2/7Michael Restaino's LOVE ME, LOVE ME NOT to Play Room 5 Lounge, 2/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

Michael Anthony Restaino (Off Broadway's: The New Kid and The Last Starfighter at the New York Musical Theater Festival) will bring his Los Angeles debut concert 'Love Me, Love Me Not' to Room 5 Lounge on Saturday February 7th at 8:00PM. (more...)

Pixie Dust Players to Present JUNIE B. JONES: THE MUSICAL, JUNIOR at the Summit PlayhousePixie Dust Players to Present JUNIE B. JONES: THE MUSICAL, JUNIOR at the Summit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Her name is Junie B. Jones (don't forget the B!) and she is sharing her 'top secret personal beeswax' in the pilot production of Junie B. Jones: The Musical, Jr. at the Summit Playhouse this winter! (more...)

YouthWorks' 13 Opens TodayYouthWorks' 13 Opens Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Theater Works at the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts (PCPA) announces the opening of 13 THE MUSICAL today, January 16th running through Sunday, February 1st. (more...)

JUNIE B. JONES to Bring Children's Book Series to Life at The EngemanJUNIE B. JONES to Bring Children's Book Series to Life at The Engeman
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

Sneak a peek into the 'Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal' of the outspoken and lovable Junie B. Jones! This high energy musical, based on the best-selling children's book series, is perfect for kids of all ages. (more...)

Michael Restaino's LOVE ME, LOVE ME NOT Plays the Room 5 Lounge TonightMichael Restaino's LOVE ME, LOVE ME NOT Plays the Room 5 Lounge Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2015

Michael Anthony Restaino (Off Broadway's: The New Kid and The Last Starfighter at the New York Musical Theater Festival) will bring his Los Angeles debut concert 'Love Me, Love Me Not' to Room 5 Lounge tonight, February 7th at 8:00PM. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at JUNIE B. JONES - THE MUSICAL at Way Off BroadwayPhoto Flash: First Look at JUNIE B. JONES - THE MUSICAL at Way Off Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Following the recent blizzard, the Children's Theatre at Way Off Broadway has begun to heat things up with its new production of JUNIE B. JONES - THE MUSICAL, running now through April 9th. (more...)

BWW Reviews: HAPPY ENDING, Arcola Theatre, February 2 2015BWW Reviews: HAPPY ENDING, Arcola Theatre, February 2 2015
by Gary Naylor - Feb 3, 2015

Gary Naylor sees a play about cancer - or rather, about how cancer is faced by patients and medics. He is entertained by music and comedy, and is given much on which to ponder. (more...)

THE BOY WHO WOULD BE CAPTAIN HOOK to Celebrate National Disability Month at LICM TheaterTHE BOY WHO WOULD BE CAPTAIN HOOK to Celebrate National Disability Month at LICM Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

In a moving, humorous look at growing up, actor, speaker and disability advocate, David Harrell brings to life a story of his childhood in 'The Boy Who Would Be Captain Hook' at the Long Island Children's Museum from Wednesday, March 2 through Sunday, March 6. (more...)

JUNIE B. JONES, THE MUSICAL Continues 2016 Kids Series at Beef & BoardsJUNIE B. JONES, THE MUSICAL Continues 2016 Kids Series at Beef & Boards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

The work of popular children's author Barbara Park comes to the stage as the Pyramid Players open their 2016 Live Theatre for Kids Series with JUNIE B. JONES, THE MUSICAL at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: DREAM BOY - A Powerfully Inspired Vision of an Horrific NightmareBWW Review: DREAM BOY - A Powerfully Inspired Vision of an Horrific Nightmare
by Gil Kaan - Feb 1, 2016

Celebration Theatre solidly mounts (as they're always known to do) a stunning production of the Los Angeles premiere of DREAM BOY. All the acting and tech elements flawlessly gel in this intriguing drama, firm-handedly and smoothly directed by Michael Matthews, mesmerizingly guiding you through the everyday life of Nathan (the Dream Boy), even with the foreboding sense of some inevitable heartrending events to come. (more...)

BWW Review: SNAPSHOTS Charms at Temple Of Music And ArtBWW Review: SNAPSHOTS Charms at Temple Of Music And Art
by Maria Rita Meli - Dec 7, 2015

Opening in an adorable comedic glory at the Arizona Theatre Company is Snapshots, a romantic comedy that reimagines the songs of Stephen Schwartz. Fans old and new of Schwartz's previous works will enjoy hearing their favorite, familiar melodies from Godspell, Pippin, the Baker's Wife, and Wicked, to name a few, as we watch the story of a tired, married couple unfold in their upstairs attic. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 12/07/2014Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 12/07/2014
by BWW - Dec 7, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/07/2014 for Philadelphia (more...)

Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre Sets 2016 Children's Theatre OfferingsWay Off Broadway Dinner Theatre Sets 2016 Children's Theatre Offerings
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2015

The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre, the area's only year-round producing theatre, is not just known for its Mainstage productions. (more...)

Review Roundup - NBC's Animated Special ELF: BUDDY'S MUSICAL CHRISTMAS; Updating LiveReview Roundup - NBC's Animated Special ELF: BUDDY'S MUSICAL CHRISTMAS; Updating Live
by TV News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

NBC is bringing in the holiday spirit with the stop-motion hourlong animated special 'Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas,' set to air Tuesday, Dec. 16 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Oxygen to Premiere New Docu-Series PRETTY. STRONG, 10/6Oxygen to Premiere New Docu-Series PRETTY. STRONG, 10/6
by TV News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

Oxygen Media takes a page out of its playbook for the new docu-series 'Pretty. Strong.' premiering Tuesday, October 6 at 10pm ET/PT, featuring the fierce and fit women of the Legends Football League (more...)

Photo Flash: SPRING AWAKENING's Amanda Castanos in New Cuban Musical PEDRO PAN at FringeNYCPhoto Flash: SPRING AWAKENING's Amanda Castanos in New Cuban Musical PEDRO PAN at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2015

PEDRO PAN, a new bi-lingual children's musical, explores the struggles of Pedro, a young boy, sent to the US by his parents to escape the growing dangers of revolutionary Havana. Once in the U.S., Pedro must learn to adapt to a new language, culture, and country. Check out photos from the show below! (more...)

SPRING AWAKENING's Amanda Castanos Appears in New Cuban Musical PEDRO PAN at FringeNYCSPRING AWAKENING's Amanda Castanos Appears in New Cuban Musical PEDRO PAN at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

PEDRO PAN, a new bi-lingual children's musical, explores the struggles of Pedro, a young boy, sent to the US by his parents to escape the growing dangers of revolutionary Havana. Once in the U.S., Pedro must learn to adapt to a new language, culture, and country. (more...)

MET-X to Present THE LAST HURRAH, 8/23MET-X to Present THE LAST HURRAH, 8/23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

This Sunday August 23, 2015 at 7pm, The Last Hurrah is going back to school! Join your host Kevin Cole and a panel of comedians as they lean into grade school nostalgia. Everything from fire drills to government subsidized school lunches will be provided. It's all of the school with none of the work or education, just free comedy and one last chance to pick on The New Kid (that's a major no-no, don't pick on The New Kid unless you want ten demerits). (more...)

PBS Kids to Premiere New Series READY SET GO! in 2016PBS Kids to Premiere New Series READY SET GO! in 2016
by TV News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

In winter 2016, PBS KIDS will premiere READY JET GO!, a new 3-D animated series that will help children learn astronomy and Earth science concepts. (more...)

Barter Players to Present THE VELVETEEN RABBIT & JUNIE B. JONES This SpringBarter Players to Present THE VELVETEEN RABBIT & JUNIE B. JONES This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

The Barter Players, Barter Theatre's performance group for children, will stage 'The Velveteen Rabbit' and 'Junie B. Jones: The Musical' this spring. (more...)

Parallels 2X Releases the First RDP Client for Raspberry Pi, Enabling Users to Access Windows Virtual Applications and Remote DesktopsParallels 2X Releases the First RDP Client for Raspberry Pi, Enabling Users to Access Windows Virtual Applications and Remote Desktops
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

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Parallels 2X Releases the First RDP Client for Raspberry Pi, Enabling Users to Access Windows Virtual Applications and Remote DesktopsParallels 2X Releases the First RDP Client for Raspberry Pi, Enabling Users to Access Windows Virtual Applications and Remote Desktops
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

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Parallels 2X Releases the First RDP Client for Raspberry Pi, Enabling Users to Access Windows Virtual Applications and Remote DesktopsParallels 2X Releases the First RDP Client for Raspberry Pi, Enabling Users to Access Windows Virtual Applications and Remote Desktops
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

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BRASS Festival Reveals 2015 HeadlinersBRASS Festival Reveals 2015 Headliners
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

Headline acts of BRASS 2015 announced today as Fun Lovin' Criminals , the world's shiniest brass bands and a top dollar tribute to Swing's Kings. (more...)

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