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Welcome to EMPIRE, a sexy and powerful new drama about the head of a music empire (Terrence Howard) whose three sons and ex-wife all battle for his throne. Set to an original soundtrack written and produced by hip-hop hitmaker Timbaland.

Cast Announced for FENCES at American Blues Theater Photo Cast Announced for FENCES at American Blues Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2022

American Blues Theater has announced the cast of August Wilson’s Fences, directed by Monty Cole. The intimate and up-close production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama will play to a capacity of 60 people per performance from July 1-August 6, 2022, at Theater Wit,1229 W. Belmont Ave. ...
Arcola Theatre's Grimeborn Festival Returns For Fifteenth Year Photo Arcola Theatre's Grimeborn Festival Returns For Fifteenth Year
by Stephi Wild - May 13, 2022

Arcola Theatre today announces the line-up of their Grimeborn Opera Festival as it returns for the fifteenth year, featuring fourteen operas, four new works and eleven female directors presenting a variety of traditional favourites and new tales from across the globe. ...
Tippett Studio Expands Company With Tippett Canada Photo Tippett Studio Expands Company With Tippett Canada
by A.A. Cristi - May 04, 2022

Tippett Studio, founded by two-time Academy Award winning artist, animator and filmmaker Phil Tippett (whose VFX work can be seen in legendary films such as STAR WARS, JURASSIC PARK, ROBOCOP, STARSHIP TROOPERS, and many more) announced today they have expanded into Canada by opening their first sate...
Photos: Daniel Craig, Ruth Negga, and the Cast of MACBETH Take Opening Night Bows Photo Photos: Daniel Craig, Ruth Negga, and the Cast of MACBETH Take Opening Night Bows
by Bruce Glikas - April 29, 2022

Last night marked the official opening of Tony Award winner Sam Gold's Macbeth on Broadway, starring Daniel Craig in his return to Broadway as Macbeth and Ruth Negga's Broadway debut as Lady Macbeth....
Frayle Announces New Album 'Skin & Sorrow' Photo Frayle Announces New Album 'Skin & Sorrow'
by Michael Major - May 05, 2022

Ritual doom metal act Frayle are pleased to announced they have aligned forces with The Oracle Management, and are now part of the roster that also includes Cradle of Filth, DevilDriver, Jinjer, Wednesday 13 and more hard rock and metal acts all represented by co-owners of The Oracle Management Dez ...
Kate Hamill's PRIDE & PREJUDICE to be Presented at Isham Farm Photo Kate Hamill's PRIDE & PREJUDICE to be Presented at Isham Farm
by Chloe Rabinowitz - April 28, 2022

Welcome to Kate Hamill's Pride and Prejudice a world of farce, physical comedy, and manners. Based on the beloved 1813 novel by Jane Austen, Neat, with a Twist's production has something for the die hard Austen fans as well as fans of screwball comedy and those who just need a bit of a regency fix a...
Complete Cast Announced For Pre-Broadway A BEAUTIFUL NOISE, THE NEIL DIAMOND MUSICAL Photo Complete Cast Announced For Pre-Broadway A BEAUTIFUL NOISE, THE NEIL DIAMOND MUSICAL Starring Will Swenson
by Stephi Wild - May 02, 2022

Complete casting has been announced for A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical,  as rehearsals begin today in New York ahead of the musical's world premiere, pre-Broadway engagement this summer at Boston's Emerson Colonial Theatre....
London-Based Duo THE HICS Return With Sophomore EP Photo London-Based Duo THE HICS Return With Sophomore EP
by Marissa Tomeo - May 08, 2022

After rousing fans both old and new with their comeback last year, London-based multi-hyphenate duo The Hics return with their eagerly anticipated new EP HARMINE, out May 6th on EMPIRE.  ...
ANASTASIA Comes To Lubbock in June Photo ANASTASIA Comes To Lubbock in June
by Stephi Wild - May 10, 2022

 The American Theatre Guild is pleased to present the Lubbock engagement of the new Broadway musical ANASTASIA. This production is part of the BROADWAY IS BACK AT THE BUDDY HOLLY HALL SERIES and will take The Buddy Holly Hall stage June 20–21, 2022. ...
Ashe Releases New Single 'Hope You're Not Happy' Photo Ashe Releases New Single 'Hope You're Not Happy'
by Michael Major - May 06, 2022

The track follows “Another Man’s Jeans,” Ashe’s first piece of new music since the release of her debut album Ashlyn. The record featured “Till Forever Falls Apart” with FINNEAS, which was named one of the best songs of 2021 by the Los Angeles Times and recently surpassed 100 million streams on Spot...
Chicago Premiere of RIGHT TO BE FORGOTTEN & More Announced for Raven Theatre's 40th A Photo Chicago Premiere of RIGHT TO BE FORGOTTEN & More Announced for Raven Theatre's 40th Anniversary Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 02, 2022

Raven Theatre has announced its 40th Anniversary Season, kicking off this fall with a fresh take on Noël Coward’s iconic 1930 comedy Private Lives, directed by Ian Frank....
Extra Dates Announced For ARDAL O'HANLON: THE SHOWING OFF MUST GO ON Photo Extra Dates Announced For ARDAL O'HANLON: THE SHOWING OFF MUST GO ON
by Stephi Wild - April 29, 2022

Star of FR Ted Ardal O'Hanlon is extending his tour of critically acclaimed show The Showing Off Must Go On. Additional dates kick off on 4th November in Findhorn and finish on 26th November in Chester....
Immersive Denver Announces The DENVER IMMERSIVE GATHERING in November Photo Immersive Denver Announces The DENVER IMMERSIVE GATHERING in November
by Stephi Wild - May 10, 2022

Immersive Denver is excited to announce the dates for the Denver Immersive Gathering (DIG) on Nov. 4 - 6 throughout Denver. The Denver Immersive Gathering spotlights the energy, growth and opportunities of the mile high immersive community with unique networking, education and showcase opportunities...
Memphis May Fire Releases Final Single and Visualizer, 'Your Turn' Before 'Remade in Photo Memphis May Fire Releases Final Single and Visualizer, 'Your Turn' Before 'Remade in Misery' Album Premieres as a Whole
by Marissa Tomeo - May 08, 2022

MEMPHIS MAY FIRE — Matty Mullins (vocals), Kellen McGregor (guitar), Cory Elder (bass), and Jake Garland (drums) — have shared 'Your Turn' from their upcoming seventh album Remade in Misery. Watch the visualizer here. ...
VIDEO: Lucius Perform 'Dance Around It' With Sheryl Crow and Celisse on COLBERT Photo VIDEO: Lucius Perform 'Dance Around It' With Sheryl Crow and Celisse on COLBERT
by Michael Major - May 04, 2022

Acclaimed indie pop band Lucius performed their new song, “Dance Around It,” last night on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” with special guests Sheryl Crow and Celisse. Produced by Dave Cobb and Brandi Carlile, Second Nature is a portrait of singer and songwriters Holly Laessig and Jess Wolfe. P...
Photos: First Look at Lee Mead in the UK and Ireland Tour of CHICAGO Photo Photos: First Look at Lee Mead in the UK and Ireland Tour of CHICAGO
by Stephi Wild - May 12, 2022

New images have been released of Lee Mead starring as Billy Flynn in the UK and Ireland tour of CHICAGO....
Cast Announced for Mint Theater's American Premiere Of CHAINS By Elizabeth Baker At T Photo Cast Announced for Mint Theater's American Premiere Of CHAINS By Elizabeth Baker At Theatre Row
by A.A. Cristi - May 12, 2022

On March 11th 2020 Mint Theater Company completed casting for their next production, the long delayed American premiere of Chains by Elizabeth Baker, scheduled to open that May.   ...
MAMA'S BOYS (HEART) THE EIGHTIES Opens at Don't Tell Mama On June 3rd Photo MAMA'S BOYS (HEART) THE EIGHTIES Opens at Don't Tell Mama On June 3rd
by Stephen Mosher - May 13, 2022

The popular boy group returns to the scene of the crime: the cabaret club where they were first formed and their hit show played, before the pandemic...
Kokandy Productions to Present CRUEL INTENTIONS: The '90s Musical Photo Kokandy Productions to Present CRUEL INTENTIONS: The '90s Musical
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 10, 2022

Kokandy Productions is launching its Tenth Anniversary Season this summer with the Chicago storefront premiere of Cruel Intentions: The ’90 Musical, a flirty and fun, nostalgia-packed show laced with hits from ‘90s including No Doubt, Jewel, Britney Spears, Garbage and many more. ...
Neonlight Drop Final Album Single with Black Sun Empire Photo Neonlight Drop Final Album Single with Black Sun Empire
by Michael Major - May 09, 2022

German duo Neonlight are about to embark on the release of their brand new album ‘Vanity Fair’ on Blackout Music. A frequent face within the imprints roster, their return has been marked by a plethora of singles, with their next collaboration featuring Black Sun Empire signaling the final record bef...
City Theatre's SUMMER SHORTS Returns! for 25th Anniversary Photo City Theatre's SUMMER SHORTS Returns! for 25th Anniversary
by A.A. Cristi - May 09, 2022

City Theatre and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County present the 25th Silver Anniversary season of SUMMER SHORTS, featuring a program of new short comedies, dramas and mini-musicals as well as fresh revivals of past Festival favorites written by the country's best ...
D.R.U.G.S Release 'Outcasts Vs. Everyone' With Brennan Savage Photo D.R.U.G.S Release 'Outcasts Vs. Everyone' With Brennan Savage
by Michael Major - May 11, 2022

Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows (D.R.U.G.S) have released a new single and music video for “Outcasts Vs. Everyone” feat. Brennan Savage, which is premiering now on YouTube. The band hosted a Q+A with fans before the new video was released. Watch the new music video now!...
Wolf Alice Announce 'Blue Lullaby' Album Photo Wolf Alice Announce 'Blue Lullaby' Album
by Michael Major - May 05, 2022

The new companion EP, which features stripped down versions of songs from Blue Weekend, will be released on June 24, 2022 via RCA Records.  Blue Lullaby’s first song, a stunning piano-and-choir version of “The Last Man On Earth,” is available to hear now. Plus, check out upcoming tour dates with Hal...
Oregon Welcomes Back Pierre Bensusan, France's Acoustic Guitar Master Photo Oregon Welcomes Back Pierre Bensusan, France's Acoustic Guitar Master
by A.A. Cristi - May 03, 2022

World-renowned fingerstyle guitarist Pierre Bensusan, who has taken his unique sound to all corners of the globe, returns to Oregon this week and weekend for two concerts, plus to teach a two-day residential guitar seminar! ...
Cabaret Queen Denise Tomasello to Present JUDY, LIZA, BARBRA, AND ME! at Des Plaines Photo Cabaret Queen Denise Tomasello to Present JUDY, LIZA, BARBRA, AND ME! at Des Plaines Theatre
by Marissa Tomeo - May 08, 2022

Hailed as 'Chicago's Cabaret Queen' by the Chicago Tribune, Sun-Times, WGN Radio, Daily Herald and BroadwayWorld.com, the legendary Denise Tomasello returns for her first one-woman concert since the covid pandemic. ...