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10 Marriott Drive
Lincolnshire, IL,

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Mason Holdings Presents HOLIDAY HOUSE: CHRISTMAS BENDS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The latest theatrical experience from Mason Holdings is Holiday House: Christmas Bends, the story of an oddly ageless child who returns to the many Christmas' of her past (and includes a pre-show holiday party with glug, Christmas cookies and Santa). (more...)

Commonwealth Theatre Co. at NKU Announces Summer Dinner Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Commonwealth Theatre Company at Northern Kentucky University is proud to announce our 2017 Summer Dinner Theatre season. Performances begin in June 2017. Tickets on sale in March 2017.  (more...)

New American Folk Theatre to Premiere DEEP IN THE HEART OF TUNA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

New American Folk Theatre is pleased to present the Midwest premiere of DEEP IN THE HEART OF TUNA, the newest installment of the comedic 'Tuna' series, which has entertained audiences across the U.S for over 25 years (Greater Tuna, 'A Tuna Christmas, 'Red, White and Tuna' and Tuna Does Vegas). Written by Ed Howard, Joe Sears and Jaston Williams and directed by Derek Van Barham, DEEP IN THE HEART OF TUNA will play February 4 - March 5, 2017 at The Buena at Pride Arts Center, 4147 N. Broadway in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at newamericanfolktheatre.org or by calling (872) 588-5760. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Tomorrow for HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH's Spring Run in the Windy City
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Broadway In Chicago has announced that individual tickets for the Chicago premiere of the 2014 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival Hedwig and the Angry Inch will go on sale Friday, January 6 for a limited two-week engagement at the Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph) March 7-19, 2017. (more...)

WaterTower Theatre Sets Cast, Creatives for THE 24-HOUR PLAYS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

WaterTower Theatre Artistic Director Joanie Schultz today announced casting and creative details for The 24-Hour Plays. (more...)

WAR PAINT Leads 2016 BWWChicago Equity Awards with Eight noms
by Misha Davenport - Jan 3, 2017

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BWW Interview: Travis Turner Gears Up for an Outrageous Run of BOOTYCANDY at Windy City Playhouse
by Rachel Weinberg - Jan 27, 2017

I had the chance to speak with local actor Travis Turner at Steppenwolf's Front Bar just before he began previews for BOOTYCANDY at Windy City Playhouse, in which he plays the lead role of Sutter. Over the past year, Turner has performed in The Second City's LONGER! LOUDER! WAGNER! parody at Lyric Opera, as well as TWIST YOUR DICKENS at Goodman Theatre, played the role of Avery in Annie Baker's three-hour-and-fifteen-minute long Pulitzer Prize winner THE FLICK at Steppenwolf, and portrayed one-half of a vaudeville duo as Thaddeus in THADDEUS AND SLOCUM at Lookingglass Theatre. (more...)

Lanise Shelley to Play Title Role in KING LIZ at Windy City Playhouse; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Windy City Playhouse (3014 W. Irving Park Road) announces the complete casting for Fernanda Coppel's "King Liz," a production that "keeps you gasping with excitement" (Observer) over one woman's journey to take on the male-dominated world of sports agents. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief January 27th, 2017: Top Stories You Might Have Missed and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jan 27, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: The HAMILTON parody SHAMILTON arrives in the Windy City, and Audra McDonald kicks off her 2017 tour with her hubby Will Swenson in California! (more...)

International Puppet Acts and Artists Coming to Chicago in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

The Neo-Futurists present Vincent De Rooij and The Neo-Futurist Ensemble in Future Crash: a collision of short work by Vincent de Rooij and The Neo-Futurists, at The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief January 25th, 2017: Top Stories You Might Have Missed and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jan 25, 2017

Today's big news: Tanya Saracho's FADE begins at Primary Stages, while 'GEORGIE' starts Off-Broadway, and Brian Stokes Mitchell & Ana Gasteyer launch AMERICAN SONGBOOK AT NJPAC tonight! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 22, 2017
by - Jan 22, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/21/2017
by - Jan 21, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 1/21/2017. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 21, 2017
by - Jan 21, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 21 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Marcus Gardley's A WONDER IN MY SOUL to Premiere at Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater continues its season with the World Premiere of A Wonder In My Soul, written by ensemble playwright Marcus Gardley and directed by Artistic Director Chay Yew, with original music by Jaret Landon. A Wonder In My Soul runs February 10 - March 12, 2017, with the press performance on Friday, February 17, 2017, at 7:30pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

American Theater Company Welcomes New Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

American Theater Company's (ATC) Artistic Director Will Davis has announced Katie Klemme as ATC's new managing director, effective immediately. Klemme joins ATC in her new role after having been a resident stage manager with the company since 2008. (more...)

WICKED Will Fly Back to the Windy City Next Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Broadway In Chicago has announced that WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster and Chicago's most popular musical, will return to Chicago's Oriental Theatre (24 W Randolph) during the holiday season for a limited seven-week engagement Dec. 6, 2017- Jan. 21, 2018. (more...)

The Cupid Players Explore the Complicated, Sweet and Offbeat Sides of Love in CUPID HAS A HEART ON: V-Day Edition
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Following sold-out shows at the 16th Annual Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival, the shamelessly provocative group, The Cupid Players of Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont, will present three performances of Cupid Has a Heart On: V-Day Edition on Saturday, February 11 and 14, 2017. (more...)

Virginia Gay Leads CALAMITY JANE at Hayes Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2017

One Eyed Man Productions in association with Neglected Musicals and Hayes Theatre Co present Virginia Gay in CALAMITY JANE. Playing at Hayes Theatre Co from March 8, the full cast of CALAMITY JANE has been announced.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Cor Theatre and Stage Left Present WHAT OF THE NIGHT?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Sex, power, institutional failure, human frailty, betrayal, dreams and madness are at the core of celebrated Cuban-American writer Maria Irene Fornes's Pulitzer-Prize nominated play What of the Night? (more...)

Photo Flash: The Chicago League of Lady Arms Wrestlers Return Valentine's Day Weekend for CLLAW XXVI: Battle of the CLLAWentines
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Move over cupid! The Chicago League of Lady Arm Wrestlers (CLLAW) will have your hearts pumping this Valentine's Day Weekend at CLLAW XXVI: Battle of the CLLAWentines on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie Ave. in Chicago. CLLAW's 26th benefit match will feature Chicago's biggest, baddest lady-identified arm wrestlers, musical entertainment by the Jacob Horn Trio and a cash bar. Doors open at 9 pm with the first match beginning at 9:30 pm. Tickets, priced at $15, are available in advance at www.cllaw.org or at the door (the ladies will gladly take cash or credit at the door).  (more...)

Stream David Lopez's Sophomore Album 'So Much More'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

In August 2016, Lopez released his second album titled 'So Much More.' The album is currently available for purchase on iTunes and stream on Coast 2 Coast MIxtapes. (more...)

OUT IN THE OPEN SLEEP IN to Benefit 13 Youth Homeless Agencies
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Chicago's youth-serving homeless agencies, shelters and drop-in centers will benefit from the Out in the Open Sleep In Friday night, Feb. 24 in Chicago's South Loop. Thirteen non-profits will come together for a night of advocacy and fundraising at 2nd Presbyterian Church, 1936 S. Michigan Avenue. (more...)

Mike Myers to Play Chicago Improv Great Del Close on the Big Screen
by Movies News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

According to the Chicago Tribune, film star and Second City alumnus Mike Myers (Austin Powers, Shrek, Wayne's World) will play improv great Del Close in a new biopic produced by the Windy City comedy institution. Myers was, fittingly, one of Close's students. (more...)

HIS AND HIS Cabaret to Salute Jerry Herman at Pride Films and Plays
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

The second installment of Pride Films and Plays' His & His.'  cabaret series will be performed on Valentine's Day, Tuesday, February 14 in The Broadway at the Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway. The His and His series follows the development of LGBT characters on Broadway, and celebrates the artists who wrote the great works of musical theater. (more...)

Breakups! Drinking! Penguins! New Gorilla Tango Series to Open with Choose-Your-Own-Drinking-Adventure Show
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Gorilla Tango Originals presents 'Party On, Chicago!: The Choose-Your-Own-Drinking-Adventure', which performs Thursdays at 9:30pm, March 2-April 20, 2017, at Gorilla Tango Theatre (1919 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago IL 60647). (more...)

Seattle Women's Chorus Goes Global for A Woman's World
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

March is Women's History Month and on March 17-19, 2017 Seattle Women's Chorus (SWC) goes global in A Woman's World. Around the world, women are the unsung heroes of ingenuity, creativity, and social justice. New Artistic Director Paul Caldwell introduces Seattle to uplifting stories of trailblazing women who have shattered glass ceilings and transformed our world. (more...)

Directors Scott Weinstein and Hannah Dawe and Music Director Jermaine Hill to Lead LOVE IS LOVE IS LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Directors Scott Weinstein and Hannah Dawe and Music Director Jermaine Hill will lead a Valentine's Day themed event, LOVE IS LOVE IS LOVE: A concert benefiting Planned Parenthood, the Trevor Project and the Southern Poverty Law Center. The concert is set to take place at 8PM on Monday, February 13, at Windy City Playhouse (3014 W Irving Park Rd) and will feature several of Chicago's most beloved theater artists including Donica Lynn, Alex Weisman and Jonathan Butler-Duplessis. (more...)

Sleep In to Benefit 13 Youth Homeless Agencies at Chicago's South Loop
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Chicago's youth-serving homeless agencies, shelters and drop-in centers will benefit from the Out in the Open Sleep In Friday night, Feb. 24 in Chicago's South Loop. Thirteen non-profits will come together for a night of advocacy and fundraising at 2nd Presbyterian Church, 1936 S. Michigan Avenue. (more...)

HAMILTON Education Program to Welcome Windy City Public Schools This Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

The innovative educational program that launched last year at Hamilton on Broadway, in partnership with The Rockefeller Foundation, will debut in Chicago on February 22 when 1,900 students and teachers from 30 Chicago Public Schools (CPS) attend the matinee performance of the musical at Broadway In Chicago's The PrivateBank Theatre (18 W. Monroe Street). (more...)

Refuge Theatre Project's HIGH FIDELITY Remount Extends Through March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

The current remount of Refuge Theatre Project's enormously successful 2016 production of High Fidelity: The Musical, originally scheduled to close on March 6, 2017, has been extended three weeks to Saturday, March 25, 2017. (more...)

Court Theatre Extends Pearl Cleage's BLUES FOR AN ALABAMA SKY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, announces the extension of Blues for an Alabama Sky by Pearl Cleage, directed by Ron OJ Parson. Blues for an Alabama Sky now runs through February 19, 2017 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue in Chicago. (more...)

New Musical HIT HER WITH THE SKATES to Play in Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The new musical, Hit Her with the Skates, by Christine Rea & Rick Briskin will get a concert presentation at NYC's 54 Below (254 W 54 Street) before its pre-New York developmental production at Hamilton Stage (UCPAC, Rahway, NJ). (more...)

Alison Krauss Partners with Cracker Barrel for New Version of 'Windy City'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store today announced Alison Krauss as its latest artist to release an album under its Spotlight Music Program. The 27-time GRAMMY Award-winning singer will release her exclusive bonus track version of "Windy City" in Cracker Barrel Old Country Store locations nationwide and online at crackerbarrel.com on Friday, Feb. 17. (more...)

Court Theatre Presents Tom Stoppard's THE HARD PROBLEM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, announces casting for the Chicago premiere of The Hard Problem by Tom Stoppard, directed by Charles Newell. The Hard Problemruns March 9 - April 9, 2017 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue in Chicago.  (more...)

Hawaii High School National Poetry Recitation State Champion
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

High school students from across the islands competed in the statewide finals of Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest at Tenney Theatre, home of Honolulu Theatre for Youth (HTY).  (more...)

ESPNU and ESPNews Team to Present 12 Regular-Season NBA D-League Games
by TV News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

ESPNU and ESPNews will combine to televise 12 regular-season NBA Development League (D-League) games for the 2016-17 season. The slate will begin Thursday, Dec. 8 when the Delaware 87ers visit the Westchester Knicks at 7 p.m. on ESPNU. (more...)

Refuge Theatre Project's HIGH FIDELITY to Return in Wicker Park
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

A venue has been announced for the remount of Refuge Theatre Project's enormously successful 2016 production of High Fidelity: The Musical. (more...)

BoHo Announces Directors for 2017 Season, Featuring URINETOWN and More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

BoHo Theatre is excited to announce directors for its upcoming 2017 season. BoHo is focused on bringing people together through an eclectic mix of musicals, dramas, and classic plays, inspiring its community to make caring, thoughtful relationships the highest priority. (more...)

American Theater Company to Launch 'Opening Weekend' Series with MEN ON BOATS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

American Theater Company (ATC) launches its new Opening Weekend program initiative during the first weekend of performances for Men on Boats by Jaclyn Backhaus, directed by ATC Artistic Director Will Davis, Jan. 6-8, 2017 (full run Jan. 6-Feb. 12, 2017). (more...)

Kelli Barclay, Richard J. Hinds, Randy Skinner and More to Lead GOODSPEED MOVERS BOOT CAMP in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Goodspeed Musicals wants to help singers and actors to succeed in dance auditions.  In keeping with our mission to educate and support artists, Goodspeed will offer its first Goodspeed Movers Boot Camp January 6 - 8, 2017 at Pearl Studios in NYC.  (more...)


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Smash Hit SPAMILTON To Play Chicago In 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Spamilton, the critically acclaimed off-Broadway parody of Broadway smash Hamilton, created by Gerard Alessandrini, the mastermind behind Forbidden Broadway, announced today that the show will open its first production outside New York this spring for a strictly limited 12-week engagement. (more...)

Bounce TV Premieres 'Holiday Praise' TV Special On Christmas Day
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Soul Train Award nominated and Stellar Gospel Music Award winning recording artist Charles Jenkins' "Holiday Praise" yuletide musical program will air  Sunday, December 25 at 8:00 a.m. (ET) with a repeat broadcast at 9:00 a.m. (ET) on Bounce TV, the fastest-growing African-American network on television. Tease: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3d_n7B2hXdA&feature=youtu.be (more...)

Announcing the Full Cast and Production Team for THE SNARE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Jackalope's 9th season continues with the world premiere of The Snare, written by Samantha Beach, directed by Elana Boulos*, with the full cast and production team announced below. (more...)

13 Year Old Country Prodigy Tegan Marie Spreads Holiday Cheer with 'Just Another Night'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

13 year old country prodigy Tegan Marie has been everywhere lately and is spreading holiday cheer with her latest for video for 'Just Another Night' which premiered on People. This country cutie is taking off in a very big way and we are LOVING watch her take the industry by storm. (more...)

Sideshow Theatre Company Presents TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Sideshow Theatre Company is pleased to continue its 10th anniversary season with the U.S. premiere of debbie tucker green's powerful and epic journey truth and reconciliation, directed by Artistic Director Jonathan L. Green* and featuring a 22-member cast. truth and reconciliation will play March 12 - April 16, 2017 at Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Casting will be announced shortly. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at www.victorygardens.org, by calling (773) 871-3000 or in person at the Victory Gardens Box Office.  (more...)

Sleep In To Benefit Chicago Youth Homeless Agencies
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

With winter already spreading its arctic grip across the Chicago area, more than 20,000 young adults and students are looking for a permanent home, not just overnight shelter. (more...)

Improvised Musical Parody SHAMILTON to Shake Up the Windy City This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

NYC has SPAMILTON, and now Chicago is getting in on the HAMILTON parody game! (more...)

New American Folk Theatre Presents DEEP IN THE HEART OF TUNA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

New American Folk Theatre is pleased to present the Midwest premiere of DEEP IN THE HEART OF TUNA, the newest installment of the comedic 'Tuna' series, which has entertained audiences across the U.S for over 25 years (Greater Tuna, "A Tuna Christmas, "Red, White and Tuna" and Tuna Does Vegas). Written by Ed Howard, Joe Sears and Jaston Williams and directed by Derek Van Barham, DEEP IN THE HEART OF TUNA will play February 4 - March 5, 2017 at the new Pride Arts Center (The Buena Theatre), 4147 N. Broadway in Chicago. Tickets go on-sale Friday, December 9, 2016 at newamericanfolktheatre.org or by calling (872) 588-5760.  (more...)

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