(12/15/2019) - Porchlight Music Theatre is proud to present The Ruffians' Burning Bluebeard, making its downtown debut at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, December 13 – 27. Now in its eighth year, this annual tradition for many is a fantastical tale inspired by Chicago's 1903 Iroquois Theatre fire, written by Jay Torrence and directed by Halena Kays. Previews are Friday, Dec. 13 and Saturday, Dec. 14 at 8 p.m. Opening Night is Sunday, Dec. 15 at 6 p.m. with the performance schedule Thursday, Dec. 19 at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 20 at 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 21 at 3:30 and 8 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 22 at 2 and 6 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 26 at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. and Friday, Dec 27 at 3:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets are $45 and are on sale now at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org or by calling the Porchlight Music Theatre box office, 773.777.9884.Photo Coverage: Inside the 12th Annual Joe Iconis Christmas Extravaganza at Feinstein's/54 Below by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Cabaret
(12/14/2019) - The Tides have changed, not so much from Global Warning, but through Matthew Bourne's latest, revised version of his creation 'Swan Lake.'
Thrilling, audacious, witty and emotive, this 'Swan Lake' is perhaps still best known for switching the female corps-de-ballet with a menacing male ensemble, which shattered conventions, turned tradition upside down and took the dance world by storm. Collecting over 30 international accolades including an Olivier Award in the UK and three Tony Awards on Broadway, Matthew Bourne's powerful interpretation of Tchaikovsky's masterpiece is a passionate and contemporary 'Swan Lake' for our times.Photo Flash: Edinburgh Celebrates COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS by BWW News Desk - Scotland
(12/14/2019) - The Grammy-nominated Moulin Rouge! The Musical Original Broadway Cast Recording released a vinyl on Friday, December 13. To celebrate, cast members Karen Olivo, Aaron Tveit, Sahr Ngaujah, Tam Mutu, Ricky Rojas and Robyn Hurder appeared at Sony Square NYC yesterday to sign copies of the vinyl and/or CD for fans.Photo Flash: Aura CuriAtlas Performs At Steppenwolf by BWW News Desk - Chicago
(12/14/2019) - Aura CuriAtlas Physical Theatre will appear in the Steppenwolf LookOut Series January 9-11, 2020. The company is known for its signature style blending acrobatics, dance, and theatrical storytelling. Aura CuriAtlas will perform selections from their DREAM LOGIC repertoire followed by the Midwest premiere of their newest work, The Fool and The World.Tails of Broadway: Alice Ripley Cuddles Up with Carly and Suzy by Katherine Lee - Broadway
(12/14/2019) - After a long week of treading the boards, what better way for performers to unwind than with the affection of a furry friend? In BroadwayWorld's Tails of Broadway, photographer Katherine Lee is capturing priceless moments between Broadway's brightest stars and their pets.
In this edition, meet Tony winner Alice Ripley's adorable kitties!Photo Flash: Chance Theater Presents A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS by BWW News Desk - Los Angeles
(12/13/2019) - The High School Broadway Shadowing Program connects New York City public high school students with behind-the-scenes professionals including producers, stage managers, house managers, and marketing and advertising staff, who share what goes into creating and maintaining a Broadway production. On Thursday December 12th, 70 students and teachers from all over NYC came together at our host venue, Theatre Row, to learn more about non-performance careers in theatre. These participants also had the opportunity to attend The Phantom of the Opera; for some of these students it was the chance to attend a Broadway show for the first time.Photo Flash: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at McCarter Theatre Center by BWW News Desk - New Jersey
(12/13/2019) - McCarter Theatre Center presents the return of A Christmas Carol, directed by Adam Immerwahr. This family-friendly production runs December 10 - 29 in the Matthews Theatre. A popular annual event for families all across the region, McCarter Theatre Center's production of Charles Dickens' timeless story brings a tale of memory and redemption beyond the stage and out into the aisles and lobbies. Photo Flash: Take a Look at Rehearsal Photos from Roundabout's A SOLDIER'S PLAY by BWW News Desk - Broadway
(12/13/2019) - The hits of Gary U.S. Bonds were and still remain an irresistible invitation to an instant party!. On Monday night the Legendary Friars Club's dining room turned into a huge party. Among the party goers were Rock N Roll royalty Steven Van Zandt and his beautiful wife Maureen. On stage Gary was accompanied by guitarist Mark Leimbach and on vocals, “Big Mama” Laurie Anderson and daughter Laurie Anderson Tobias. Through out the evening his biographer Stephen Cooper guided Gary down memory lane.Photo Flash: A CHRISTMAS CAROL Brings the Holiday Spirit to Art House Productions by BWW News Desk - New Jersey
(12/13/2019) - A live mash-up of nearly every movie version of A Christmas Carol ever made. Reid Farrington's A Christmas Carol conjures up over 100 years of film history through Dickens' classic tale. Fast-paced, funny and moving, this multimedia theater experience is both a contemporary spin on a classic tale and a nostalgic journey for all ages - it's perfect for the whole family! Reid Farrington's A Christmas Carol runs December 11-22, 2019 at Art House Productions in Jersey City, NJ. Photo Flash: THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD at Foothill Music Theatre by BWW News Desk - San Francisco
(12/13/2019) - Multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre presents the Tony Award-winning musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Adapted from Charles Dicken's unfinished novel of the same name, this hilarious whodunit invites audiences to solve its main mystery by identifying the murderer of its title character.Photo Flash: Roma City Ballet Company Luciano Cannito Presenta SCHIACCIANOCI by BWW News Desk - Italy
(12/13/2019) - Torna a Roma Lo Schiaccianoci nella versione classica, con le grandi scene di massa, il sogno di Clara, i fiocchi di neve, la battaglia tra soldatini e topi, la Fata Confetto, il principe... E la meravigliosa musica di Tchaikovsky.Up on the Marquee: In Comes COMPANY by Walter McBride - Broadway
(12/13/2019) - Company will come home to New York this season, with opening night set for March 22, 2020 at Broadway's Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. The production will officially open on Stephen Sondheim's 90th Birthday following previews, which begin Monday, March 2. The production, directed by Marianne Elliott, will not be a replica of the version that recently ran in London's West End. It will feature an American cast, and some updates.Photo Flash: WAITRESS Celebrates the Lulus, the Youngest Stars on Broadway by BWW News Desk - Broadway
(12/13/2019) - On Thursday, December 12, Waitress hosted a very special reunion of 12 adorable alumnae and current Lulus for a colorful sendoff for the hit Broadway show. The girls (and their parents) traveled to the Brooks Atkinson Theatre to catch up and say hello to the cast before the show closes up its Broadway run on January 5. One Lulu even traveled all the way from South Carolina!Photo Flash: Go Inside Rehearsals for the New Group's BOB & CAROL & TED & ALICE by BWW News Desk - Broadway
(12/13/2019) - The New Group will soon present Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, starring Jennifer Damiano, Ana Nogueira, Joél Pérez and Michael Zegen, and Duncan Sheik, in this world premiere production. Arriving as part of The New Group's 25th Anniversary Season, this production features Book by Jonathan Marc Sherman, Music and Lyrics by Duncan Sheik, Additional Lyrics by Amanda Green and Choreography by Kelly Devine. Scott Elliott directs. Previews begin January 16 in advance of an Official Opening Night on Tuesday, February 4. A limited Off-Broadway engagement is slated through March 15 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street).Photo Flash: ELLA ENCHANTED at Synchronicity Theatre by BWW News Desk - Atlanta
(12/13/2019) - Synchronicity Theatre will ring in the holiday season with the family musical adaptation of the popular young adult novel, Ella Enchanted. The production runs through January 5, 2020. More info at synchrotheatre.com.