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10 Marriott Drive
Lincolnshire, IL,

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Based on the play "The Front Page" by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur

Willis Tower & Paramount to Celebrate 30th Anniversary of FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY
by Movies News Desk - May 9, 2016

Bueller? Bueller? Bueller? The Willis Tower's Skydeck Chicago, the highest observation deck in the United States located on the 103 rd floor of the iconic landmark building, announced today it will host a summer-long celebration of the 30th anniversary of Paramount Pictures' fan-favorite movie, Ferris Bueller's Day Off. (more...)

BWW Interview: Miriam Drysdale of DISENCHANTED! Discusses Bringing Famous Fairytales Into the 21st Century
by Kailey Hansen - May 7, 2016

Once upon a time, in a magical place called the Windy City, a crew of plucky, frisky, outspoken princesses arrived to grace the land with some serious girl power. From May 10 through June 5 at Chicago's Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, audiences will come face-to-face with fairytale characters who have a bone to pick; they'd like to give you details on how their 'happily ever after' really went down. Actress and improviser Miriam Drysdale discusses how DISENCHANTED! brings classic storybook royals to a 21st century audience in our exclusive interview. (more...)

Windy City Playhouse Announces Cast of THIS
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Windy City Playhouse, Chicago's most sophisticated new theater, presents the off-Broadway hit This, a tart 'melanchomedy' centering on four educated, artistically inclined thirtysomething New Yorkers whose longtime friendship is tested by an act of infidelity. Writer, director and playwright Carl Menninger (a former Deerfield native) returns home from Washington, D.C. to direct this piercing, beautifully crafted new play for lovers of language by Melissa James Gibson. Previews for This begin Wednesday, June 15 at Windy City Playhouse, 3014 W. Irving Park. (more...)

FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF to Celebrate 30th Anniversary in Theaters, on iTunes, in Chicago
by TV News Desk - May 4, 2016

In celebration of FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF's 30th anniversary, numerous events will give fans the chance to relive all the humor, antics and magic of being young and carefree. (more...)

VIDEO: Jimmy Fallon, Maya Rudolph & Martin Short Star in 'Windy City Blue'
by - May 31, 2016

On Friday night's TONIGHT SHOW, Jimmy Fallon shared video of the gritty 80's police drama "Windy City Blue", co-starring Martin Short and Maya Rudolph. (more...)

BWW Review: CHICAGO Brings its City a 'Splendiferous' Show
by Kailey Hansen - May 12, 2016

There's a moment during the ritzy, jazzy smash hit, Chicago, when charming lawyer Billy Flynn compares a murder trial to a dazzling, show-stopping circus: 'Give'em a show that's so splendiferous,' he says. And that Chicago truly did. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 5/10/2016 - Heather Headley Joins COLOR PURPLE & More!
by Jessica Khan - May 10, 2016

Today's big news: Heather Headley takes her first bows in Broadway's THE COLOR PURPLE, and the stars gather for CUTTING EDGE COMPOSERS at Feinstein's/54 Below! (more...)

Groupon, Fathom Events & Turner Classic Offer Once-in-a-Lifetime FERRIS BUELLER Experience
by Movies News Desk - May 10, 2016

Thirty years ago, viewers delighted as Ferris Bueller and his friends visited the Willis Tower, drove a Ferrari, hung out at the Art Institute of Chicago and took in a Chicago Cubs game. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda Will Not Lead HAMILTON in Chicago; Premium Ticket Pricing, Online Lottery & More Confirmed
by Tyler Peterson - Jun 9, 2016

Sorry Chicagoans, despite some online chatter in recent months, Lin-Manuel Miranda will not be reprising his Tony-nominated role in his hit musical Hamilton when it comes to the Windy City next year. (more...)

The MAC Sets 2016-16 Performing Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

McAninch Arts Center (MAC) at College of DuPage is pleased to announce its 2016-2017 Season Performance Series. Subscriptions are on sale now for an exciting selection of music, dance, theater, comedy and literature events showcasing a roster of world-class headliners. Single tickets go on sale at the Box Office Saturday, Aug. 6 at 11 a.m. (more...)

Jackalope Theatre Company Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

Jackalope Theatre Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Gus Menary and Managing Director Nate Silver, announces its 2016/17 season. The company's 9th season features three productions: a world premiere, a U.S premiere, and a Midwest premiere. The season begins with the U.S premiere of Octagon by Kristiana Rae Colon, directed by Tara Branham, continues with the world premiere of The Snare by Samantha Beach, directed by Jackalope Associated Producer Elana Boulos, and concludes with the Midwest premiere of Ideation by Aaron Loeb, directed by Jackalope Artistic Director Gus Menary. (more...)

Pride Films and Plays to Present BITE: A Pucking Queer Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

Pride Films and Plays will complete its fun summer in Mary's Attic with the world premiere of BITE: A Pucking Queer Cabaret, PFP Artistic Associate Derek Van Barham's immersive, pop-rock ode to A Midsummer Night's Dream. (more...)

Laura Quinn Attends 2016 Printers Row Lit Fest Book Signing
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

Dude, the 80s are like totally back at this year's Printers Row Lit Fest! Local author Laura Quinn will be signing copies of her 80s-inspired novel, Punk Charming, from 2-6 p.m. Saturday, June 11th in Tent A (located at the entrance gate at W. Congress Pkwy and S. Dearborn St). Heralded by Windy City Reviews as 'a delightful romantic romp through the 1980s', Punk Charming is chockablock full of 80s pop culture. As part of the totally tubular signing event, Quinn will be handing out I ©80s stickers and other themed giveaways for fans. To celebrate the awesome decade, anyone wearing 80s attire (neon, favorite 80s band shirt, etc.) can purchase Punk Charming at the special discounted rate of just $12. Promotional updates will be shared on Twitter @PunkCharming80s and Quinn discovered several other 80s connections in the Lit Fest (founded in 1985) 2016 lineup, such as: · Ethan Hawke, whose film debut was 'Explorers' in 1985, makes an appearance Saturday with Greg Ruth to discuss their graphic novel Indeh. · Bill Kurtis discusses history-shaping events Saturday. Among his countless achievements, in 1988 Kurtis was the first American television reporter to enter Chernobyl. · Catherine Lanigan, best-selling romance author of Romancing the Stone and Jewel of the Nile, makes an appearance Sunday. The novels turned into 80s classics films. · Sara Paretsky, international bestselling author, is hosting a flash fiction contest Saturday. Her V.I. Warshawski novels debuted in the 80s, leading to the film starring Kathleen Turner. Maureen Schulman will discuss Eli's Cheesecake's tasty history Saturday, along with a food demo by The Eli Cheesecake Cookbook coauthors Diana Moles and Jolene Worthington. The legendary dessert business launched shortly after the first Taste of Chicago in 1980. · David Swinson, author of Second Girl, appears Sunday with David Heinzmann. Early careers included being a record shop owner and a punk rock/alternative concert promoter in the 80s. · Steve Trout, Major League pitcher throughout the 80s, will be signing his children's book Loosey-Goosey Baseball Sunday. Punk Charming is published by Eternal Press - ISBN # 9781944579265 (print) and 9781944579005 (e-Book). It is available via Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Lulu as well as select local shops, including Bizarre Bazaar in Barrington. Punk Charming is currently being translated to be released as a Spanish-language edition and a Spanish/English edition. Punk Charming Back Cover Blurb: '1986 - Shoulder pads are big, hair is bigger, and American college student Kate Spenser is set to embark on the biggest adventure of her life. Having been accepted to a summer study-abroad program in Oxford, England, Kate travels to Europe for the first time. The eighteen-year-old is psyched about a summer of exploring countries on her own, experiencing new cultures, and perhaps meeting a charming young man along the way. Armed with a French-English dictionary and her Walkman loaded with Duran Duran, Kate is ready to start her adventure in France. Little does she know what awaits her when she arrives, and how she must use her wits to escape peril in Paris. Fortune favors Kate when she meets her Punk Charming, and it's love at first sight. Now, if she could only find him again. James Barrington meets his soul mate while on the run from Paris. Mis-cues and sabotage prevent him from reuniting with Kate, but he can never forget her. If only he had told her the truth before it was too late. Or is it? Can true love conquer all?' Quinn is passionate about writing and traveling, and is happiest when combining the two. She has lived in the Chicago area all of her life, an undergraduate student at DePaul University and a graduate student at Northwestern University and the University of Chicago. Quinn attended British Poetry and British Literature courses at Oriel College, during a summer study-abroad program at Oxford University in 1986. In addition to writing her next two novels (a sequel to Punk Charming and a new mystery series), Quinn teaches creative writing at local colleges and is a writing coach for private clients. She welcomes visitors to her website at or email at Quinn is available for interviews and appearances. Contact Publicist Shaun at 224-256-0174 or via e-mail at (more...)

Hell in a Handbag's SKOOBY DON'T to Premiere at Mary's Attic
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Just in time for Halloween, Hell in a Handbag Productions delivers a parody so dead-on, it's frightening! Artistic Director David Cerda lampoons a cartoon classic in his world premiere comedy SKOOBY, DON'T, directed by Derek Van Barham. Follow the adventures of four adults - Scaggy, Fredd, Velva and Daffy - who wear the same clothes everyday while driving around in a van with their mentally-impaired talking dog, 'solving mysteries.'  (more...)

BWW Review: Windy City Playhouse's THIS Muddles in the In-Between
by Rachel Weinberg - Jun 27, 2016

Both Melissa James Gibson's play THIS and Windy City Playhouse's production exist on a precipice. For the characters in Gibson's script, they stand on the ledge approaching forty and the onset of middle age, while also waxing nostalgic about the good old college days.These college friends-Jane, Marrell, and Alan (plus Marrell's spouse, Tom, and Jean-Pierre, a new, misplaced member of the circle)-stand firmly in that liminal space. The characters must navigate both the loss of a loved one (Jane is recently widowed) and the creation of new life (Marrell and Tom are parents to a newborn son). And while Gibson's characters seem to be contemplating major life experiences, she also paints them as exceedingly privileged and self-absorbed-in such a way that it becomes rather difficult to sympathize with them. Similarly, Windy City Playhouse's production (with direction by Artistic Associate Carl Menninger) occupies an in-between status-partly entertaining (with an occasional laugh-out-loud funny line delivery), partly striving towards deep emotional complexity. Unfortunately, THIS never swings far enough in either direction to be memorable.  (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: Lyric Opera Of Chicago Takes Note as HAMILTONmania Hits Windy City
by Michael Dale - Jun 21, 2016

As tickets for Chicago's HAMILTON went on sale the morning, the city's opera company had a message for confused ticket-buyers. (more...)

Megan McGinnis to Star in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Old Globe has announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of Paul Gordon's delightfully romantic new musical SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, developed with Rick Boynton and presented in association with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where it was commissioned and had its world premiere in April 2015. (more...)

The OM Factor Wins 'The Best Business Books' Award
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

MCLEAN, Va., June 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ On the 99 th floor of the Willis Tower in the heart of the Windy City: Chicago, Illinois, The OM Factor was awarded the Bronze Medal as one of the best business books of 2016 in North America at the Axiom Business Book Awards. (more...)

by TV News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

NBC's Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) travels to Chicago, Ill., in primetime this Saturday, June 18, live at 8:30 p.m. ET, highlighted by a 10-round light heavyweight bout between Andrzej Fonfara (28-3, 16 KOs) of Poland and New Yorker Joe “The Irish Bomber” Smith Jr.(21-1, 17 KOs) from UIC Pavilion.   (more...)

NBC Announces Fall Premiere Dates for New 2016-17 Season
by TV News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

NBC has announced premiere dates for its 2016-17 fall schedule, which includes the return of the #1 broadcast program, “Sunday Night Football”; the #1 reality series, “The Voice” (more...)

Writers Theatre Extends 'DEATH OF A STREETCAR'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

Writers Theatre, under leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, announces a second two-week extension of Death of a Streetcar Named Virginia Woolf: A Parody created by Tim Ryder and Tim Sniffen, written by Tim Sniffen and directed by Stuart Carden and Michael Halberstam. Due to demand, the production now runs through August 14, 2016, as the inaugural production of the Gillian Theatre at Writers Theatre's new theater center at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. (more...)

The League of Chicago Theatres to Open Hot Tix Booth at Square Roots Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

The League of Chicago Theatres is announcing a pop-up Hot Tix booth at the Square Roots Festival in Lincoln Square July 8-10, 2016. The pop-up booth will be the first of its kind for the discount ticketing program. (more...)

Chicago Fringe Announces 2016 Lineup, Venues and Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

The Chicago Fringe Festival is proud to announce the schedule for its seventh festival. (more...)

UNO Pizzeria & Grill Introduces Thin Crust Pizza With A Deep Dish Attitude
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

BOSTON, July 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ UNO Pizzeria & Grill announces the introduction of Chicago Thin Crust Pizza, the biggest new product launch for UNO's since inventing Deep Dish Pizza in 1943. (more...)

Steppenwolf Theatre Company Sets LookOut Series Fall 2016 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced today the fall lineup for LookOut, the company's multi-genre performance series that launched this summer. (more...)

THE BARDY BUNCH Announces Cast for Chicago Run at the Mercury Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

THE BARDY BUNCH: The War of the Families Partridge and Brady, the musical parody by Stephen Garvey that gained cult status during its Off-Broadway run in 2014, is excited to announce casting for its limited engagement in Chicago, September 15 through November 27, at the Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport Avenue. (more...)

Nine-Time Emmy-Winning News Anchor's 80-Acre Estate Heads to Auction
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016


BITE: A PUCKING QUEER CABARET Opens Tonight at Mary's Attic
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Pride Films and Plays will complete its fun summer in Mary's Attic with the world premiere of BITE: A Pucking Queer Cabaret, PFP Artistic Associate Derek Van Barham's immersive, pop-rock ode to A Midsummer Night's Dream. As Puck and the other fairies at Mary's prepare for a celebration, their world is rocked by news of a break-up between their King and Queen. When four mortals wander up the stairs, they get caught in a web of drinking and deception, as they become pawns in a magical game of love, 400 years in the making. Mary's Attic will be filled with music, dance, and fairies of all kinds, as BITE retells one of the Bard's beloved love stories through a queer lens. (more...)

Pride Films and Plays Names Nelson Rodriguez Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Nelson Rodriguez, a Chicago-based actor and writer of Puerto Rican descent who has been an ensemble member of Pride Films and Plays since August 2012, has been named the company's first Artistic Director, Executive Director David Zak announced today. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016


Tympanic Theatre Company Announces 10th Tenth Season, New Leadership & Branding
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Tympanic Theatre Company announces its tenth season of programming, along with a new executive team, and new branding designed by Tympanic Artistic Associate, Joshua Mikel. (more...)

BWW Interview: The Czyk In Podcast/Interview with Amy Rubenstein, Artistic Director of Windy City Playhouse
by Patrick Rybarczyk - Aug 8, 2016

Hear Patrick Rybarczyk's conversation with Amy Rubenstein, Artistic Director of Windy City Playhouse. (more...)

Mitchell Conti and Hannah Aaron Brown Are Chicago's New 'TONY 'N TINA'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Presented by the original New York producers, in conjunction with Chicago Theater Works, one of Chicago's longest running, smash hit shows, Tony 'n Tina's Wedding, returns to the Windy City beginning Thursday, September 22, 2016, opening September 29, and running through December 30 only. (more...)

Playwright Philip Dawkins' Family History Brought to Life in THE HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH at Greenhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Greenhouse Theater Center (2257 N. Lincoln Ave ) and Sideshow Theatre Company present the world premiere of "The Happiest Place on Earth," written by and starring Joseph Jefferson Award-winning playwright and Sideshow Artistic Associate Philip Dawkins and directed by Sideshow Artistic Director Jonathan L. Green.  The show runs Sept. 17 - Oct. 23 with the press opening on Sept. 22 at 7:30 p.m.  (more...)

All-Chicago Cast Set for 'Thrones! The Musical Parody' at Apollo Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

"Thrones! The Musical Parody" sweeps through the Windy City once again this fall at Apollo Theater Chicago (2540 N Lincoln Ave) with a talented ensemble of Chicago up-and-comers bringing the "Game of Thrones" send-up to life. Under the direction of Hannah Todd, the cast of "Thrones! The Musical Parody" includes Caitlyn Cerza, Nick Druzbanski, Madeline Lauzon, Beau Nolen, Victoria Olivier and Christopher Ratliff. This all-Chicago cast combines comedic talents and "knockout vocal harmonies" (Chicago Reader) to bring all six seasons of the HBO hit to the stage, recounting the journey of well-known characters such as Tyrion Lannister, Jon Snow, Cersei Lannister, the Stark family, Daenerys Targaryen and more. Performances for the fall run of "Thrones! The Musical Parody" begin September 15; tickets ($29-$59) are on sale now and can be purchased at or by calling the box office at 773.935.6100. The press performance takes place on September 21. Headshots and imagery can be accessed here. (more...)

National Gay Media Association Announces Inaugural Ad POP Awardees
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

The National Gay Media Association has announced the winners of the inaugural Ad POP awards. (more...)

11th Annual Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby to Benefit Special Olympics Illinois, 8/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

CHICAGO, Aug. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ 60,000 rubber duckies will drop off the Columbus Bridge into the Chicago River at 1 p.m. August 4, 2016! The 11 th Annual Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby to benefit Special Olympics Illinois enthralls people of all ages who watch the ducks 'race' to the finish line. Join the conversation using #ChiDuckyDerby on social media. (more...)

Casting Announced for Hell in a Handbag's SKOOBY DON'T World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Hell in a Handbag Productions is pleased to announce casting for its world premiere SKOOBY DON'T, David Cerda's uproarious parody of a beloved cartoon classic, directed by Derek Van Barham. (more...)

Sideshow Theatre to Premiere GIVE IT ALL BACK by Calamity West
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Sideshow Theatre Company will continue its 2016/17 Season with Calamity West's wry and subversive world premiere GIVE IT ALL BACK, directed by artistic associate Marti Lyons, playing November 20 - December 18, 2016 at Victory Gardens.  (more...)

WERQ! LGBTQ Job Fair Set for September in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

More than 30 major corporations, small businesses, government agencies and nonprofits will participate in the Windy City Times WERQ! LGBTQ job fair Friday, Sept. 16, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted, Chicago. (more...)

Robert O'Hara to Helm His Off-Broadway Hit BOOTYCANDY in Chicago This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Windy City Playhouse, offering Chicago's most sophisticated theatergoing experience, has announced its third and edgiest season yet, featuring the Chicago premiere of Robert O'Hara's wild coming-of-age story Bootycandy to be directed here by the playwright, himself, starting performances January 25; the Chicago premiere of Fernanda Coppel's gripping feminist tale King Liz, directed by local favorite Joanie Schultz, starting May 24; and Gina Gionfriddo's dark comedy Becky Shaw, directed by Jeff Award-winning director Scott Weinstein, beginning September 20. (more...)

Sideshow Theatre Company Announces 2016/17 The Freshness Initiative Playwrights & New Company Members
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

As it embarks on its 10th Anniversary Season, Sideshow Theatre Company is pleased to announce the playwrights for "The Freshness Initiative," the company's commissioning and new play development program, now in its third year. The 2016/17 season will feature public readings of brand new plays by J. Nicole Brooks, Selina Fillinger and Isaac Gomez. The readings will take place at Victory Gardens Theater during May, June and July of 2017. Two of the world premiere productions featured in Sideshow's 2016/17 Season were developed through "The Freshness Initiative," Philip Dawkins' The Happiest Place on Earth and Calamity West's Give It All Back. (more...)

SMC & SWC Welcomes Paul Caldwell for 2016-2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

This October marks Paul Caldwell's very first concert as the new artistic director for Seattle Men's Chorus (SMC) and Seattle Women's Chorus (SWC). SWC kicks off the 2016-2017 season with Unveiled, a five performance run from October 21-29, inside Capitol Hill's historic Saint Mark's Cathedral. SMC continues the season with their highly anticipated holiday concert, Silver & Soul, at Benaroya Hall from December 4-22, 2016. (more...)

New Novel in Henry Fox Series Earns Award from Publishing Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

Author Shel Weinstein didn't have to look far for inspiration for the character who stars in his latest book, which has earned the Dog Ear Publishing Award of Literary Excellence. Like Weinstein, Henry Fox hails from the Windy City. 'I was born and raised in Chicago and the character is a Chicagoan,' Weinstein said. 'The plot is taken from real life - at least the bare bones - in that there was a scuba-diving accident where a body wasn't found and a large insurance claim.' (Weinstein's late wife worked as a paralegal at a law firm that defended claims against scuba-diving companies, and the case that inspired the novel was one the firm worked on.) 'I have no idea if that one was fraud or not, but it got me thinking,' he said. Sent in the 1960s, 'In Murder's Wake' stars insurance investigator Henry Fox, whose career has been going nowhere until he begins investigating the potential fraud case of a scuba diver who's gone missing just weeks after taking out a large insurance policy on himself. The case takes one twist after another, involving mobsters from Chicago and elsewhere and a mounting body count before all is revealed. Award of Literary Excellence winners are determined by Dog Ear's editorial team. The managing editor, editorial services manager and the publisher review its recommendations. The editor for 'In Murder's Wake' had nothing but praise for the book: 'This is by far the most well-written, well-executed novel I have ever edited. You masterfully developed the characters and the plot and have done an excellent job with pacing and dialog.' Weinstein takes pride in the novel's differences from other books. 'Henry isn't the genius detective that most people have come to expect. He's not the sharpest blade in the drawer, and he's the kind of guy if he can't understand it, he wants to beat the crap out of it. He's a tough guy,' he said. 'His eventual wife, Julia, is very much the brains of the operation.' And the novels don't follow the usual formula for thrillers. 'All the books (in the series) solve crime with street justice - they never rely on the legal system. Henry is kind of a thug, so he doesn't trust the police. So the solution at the end of the book always ends with street justice.' In addition, several of the characters provide diversity, including Henry, who is half Mohawk. 'There aren't too many of those (types of characters) around. If there's anything I like about the series, it's the interracial camaraderie between Henry and the others because they don't make a point of it at all - it's just there,' he said. Weinstein said the characters of Jesse and Silas were based on people he knew and grew up with, and he enjoys being able to include them 'without being preachy.' Thus far, all the reaction to the novel has been positive. A couple of book clubs are reading it now and promise to provide additional feedback. He also plans to hold book signings and talk to other book clubs. 'The first book (in the series) everybody seemed to love, so they were kind of waiting for this book,' Weinstein said. 'I was on Facebook with the information that it was coming, and people kept posting asking about when it was coming out... I think the difference between this one for the first book is that this book has perhaps a tad more humor than the first one, which was a little more on the dark side.' The former advertising copywriter, who has been writing all of his life, said the challenge in writing the sequel was how to convey the back stories of the characters without being too redundant and, at the same time, making it able to stand alone for those who had not read the first novel. He said the main characters practically wrote their own story, so that was not a problem. 'They were already written, so they took over and wrote themselves,' he said. Weinstein, who was born and raised on Chicago's Southside, now lives in Oxnard, Calif. He worked in advertising. This is the second book in Weinstein's Henry Fox series. 'Left Cross' was the first. The third book in the series will be set in the 1970s. For additional information, please visit In Murder's Wake Shel Weinstein Dog Ear Publishing ISBN: 978-1-4575-4666-2 264 pages $14.99 US Available at Ingram,, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere. About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self-publishing process. Dog Ear Publishing reviews services and other book marketing services are available to connect great content with interested readers. Self-publishing services are available globally at and from our offices in Indianapolis. Dog Ear Publishing - self-publishing that actually makes sense. (more...)

by Keith Waits - Aug 1, 2016

Anger, Anxiety, & Strangeness (more...)

Sideshow Theatre Company Names New Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Following a lengthy search process, Sideshow Theatre Company is pleased to announce the appointment of Stephanie Weddell as its new executive director effective at the end of April. (more...)

BWW Interview: Erica Stephan of NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT Dishes on Catching the Theater Bug and the Power of Gershwin
by Kailey Hansen - Apr 20, 2016

With Theater at the Center's premiere of the award-winning Broadway musical, NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, only a few short week's away, things are in full swing (quite literally) for Chicago actress Erica Stephan. This zesty, swingin' show, set in the roaring 20's and chalked full of Gershwin classics, debuts at Indiana's highly acclaimed performing arts center. Before stepping into the shoes of tomboy Billie Bendix, Stephan took time for a quick Q&A. (more...)

Able Social to Host Four-City French Wine Tour This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Able Social, a NYC based marketing agency specializing in wine and hospitality, has organized a four-city tour with some of the best wine makers from these distinct regions kicking off with the second 'Being #2' by Wines of Corsica' in San Francisco on April 18th and New York City on April 21st and 22nd, followed by the annual Le Grand Cercle des Vins de Bordeaux in Chicago on April 25th and New York City on April 27th. (more...)

Silk Road Rising Extends MOSQUE ALERT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

?Silk Road Rising's timely world premiere of Jamil Khoury's Mosque Alert has been playing to enthusiastic houses since opening. By popular demand, performances of Mosque Alert have been extended through May 15th. (more...)

Downstairs Cabaret Theatre to Serve Up FIVE LESBIANS EATING A QUICHE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

Downstairs Cabaret Theatre is excited to announce the hilarious cult show FIVE LESBIANS EATING A QUICHE: May 20-June 19, 2016. (more...)

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