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Becca B. Brings The Theatre Conversation Back To Life In New Interview Show Photo Becca B. Brings The Theatre Conversation Back To Life In New Interview Show
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2020

Without theatre our lives feel a little emptier these days right? Well, Becca Brown has decided to find a way to bring the theatre conversation back.

ALWAYS... PATSY CLINE Extends Through January 4, 2020 at The Den Theatre Photo ALWAYS... PATSY CLINE Extends Through January 4, 2020 at The Den Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2019

Due to popular demand, Firebrand Theatre's hit revival of ALWAYSa?? PATSY CLINE will add three additional weeks of performances, extending through Saturday, January 4, 2020 at The Den Theatre's Janet Bookspan Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago.

BWW Readers Name Their Most Memorable Stage Door Experiences From Hamilton, Anastasia Photo BWW Readers Name Their Most Memorable Stage Door Experiences From Hamilton, Anastasia, and More!
by Linnae Medeiros - Dec 3, 2019

We asked, and you answered! We recently asked BroadwayWorld readers to name the most memorable moments they've ever had at the stage door of a show. We've gathered some of the standout answers for you to enjoy, with hilarious and heartfelt interactions with cast members from shows including Hamilton, Mean Girls, Anastasia, and more. Head down memory lane with these responses!

NBC's Competition Series BRING THE FUNNY Announces the 40 Comedy Acts Competing Photo NBC's Competition Series BRING THE FUNNY Announces the 40 Comedy Acts Competing
by TV News Desk - Jun 4, 2019

For decades NBC has opened the door for countless comedians and continues to carry the legacy as a home for comedy with the launch of its new competition show, β€œBring the Funny.”

Additional Performers Announced For Break Out Festival At Second City Photo Additional Performers Announced For Break Out Festival At Second City
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2019

The Second City is pleased to announce the hottest up-and-coming diverse comedic voices in a weekend of events taking place in Chicago June 6-9, 2019. The exciting five day event kicks off with the 6th annual Bob Curry Fellowship Showcase on Wednesday, June 6th highlighting 16 of the best and brightest improvisers and sketch performers on the rise. Anchoring the weekend is The Second City and NBC's 5th Annual Break Out Comedy Festival, which spotlights a four day lineup of artists from across the country.  Headlining host and returning Chicago native Godfrey (Comedy Central, VH1, BET) takes the mic on Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th, with guest hosts Second City alum Christina Anthony (Comedy Central, Key and Peele) on Thursday, June 6th, and the Chicago Tribune's Comedian of the Year 2017 Felonious Munk (Comedy Central, Nothing to Lose (But Our Chains)) on Sunday, June 9th.

Godfrey To Host Second City Breakout Festival Photo Godfrey To Host Second City Breakout Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2019

The Second City is pleased to announce the hottest up-and-coming diverse comedic voices in a weekend of events taking place in Chicago June 6-9, 2019. The exciting five day event kicks off with the 6th annual Bob Curry Fellowship Showcase on Wednesday, June 6th highlighting 16 of the best and brightest improvisers and sketch performers on the rise. Anchoring the weekend is The Second City and NBC's 5th Annual Break Out Comedy Festival, which spotlights a four day lineup of artists from across the country.  Headlining host and returning Chicago native Godfrey (Comedy Central, VH1, BET) takes the mic on Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th, with guest hosts Second City alum Christina Anthony (Comedy Central, Key and Peele) on Thursday, June 6th, and the Chicago Tribune's Comedian of the Year 2017 Felonious Munk (Comedy Central, Nothing to Lose (But Our Chains)) on Sunday, June 9th.

Firebrand Theatre's QUEEN OF THE MIST Begins May 25 Photo Firebrand Theatre's QUEEN OF THE MIST Begins May 25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2019

Firebrand Theatre presents the Chicago premiere of QUEEN OF THE MIST, based on the sensational true story of Anna (Annie) Edson Taylor, the first woman to go over Niagara Falls.

Steppenwolf's SCOUT + LookOut Present BALD SISTERS Reading Photo Steppenwolf's SCOUT + LookOut Present BALD SISTERS Reading
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019

Steppenwolf Theatre Company's current and highly successful world premiere of La Ruta by Isaac Gomez received a workshop and public reading at Steppenwolf as part of the theatre's new play development initiative, SCOUT, in conjunction with Steppenwolf's multi-genre series, LookOut.

Barbara E. Robertson To Headline Firebrand Theatre's QUEEN OF THE MIST Photo Barbara E. Robertson To Headline Firebrand Theatre's QUEEN OF THE MIST
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2018

Firebrand Theatre is pleased to announce award-winning actress Barbara E. Robertson will star as Anna (Annie) Edson Taylor in its Chicago premiere of QUEEN OF THE MIST featuring book, music and lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa (The Wild Party, Marie Christine) direction by Elizabeth Margolius and music direction by Charlotte Rivard-Hoster. Newly-arranged for an all-femme quintet, QUEEN OF THE MIST will play May 25 - July 6, 2019 at The Den Theatre's Janet Bookspan Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago.

Steppenwolf's LookOut Series Announces Winter 2018-19 Lineup Photo Steppenwolf's LookOut Series Announces Winter 2018-19 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2018

Steppenwolf's LookOut Series has announced their Winter 2018-2019 lineup, giving audiences plenty of reasons to escape the cold with performances from hot, new acts and the return of LookOut favorites. Warm up with a drink at Front Bar and stay for an unforgettable night of live performance in Steppenwolf's 1700 Theatre. Since its inception, the LookOut series has featured the work of more than 1,000 artists from across Chicago, the country and the world in more than 300 performances.

Steppenwolf Education Announces Changes To Fellowship Program Photo Steppenwolf Education Announces Changes To Fellowship Program
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2018

Steppenwolf Education's Professional Leadership Programs (PLP) offer opportunities through Internships, Apprenticeships and Fellowships for students, graduates, and early-career professionals. Steppenwolf Theatre Company announces a change in name from the Steppenwolf Multicultural Fellowship to the Steppenwolf Fellowship, in addition to a restructuring of the program to include a 30-hour externship. The Fellowship cohort is made up of early career people of color who hold an apprenticeship in their department of interest at Steppenwolf and are given additional paid professional development seminars and externship opportunities. The externship allows Fellows the opportunity to explore more deeply their individual professional goals, make connections to theatre practitioners outside of Steppenwolf's walls and provide more opportunities for mentorship across the industry.

Firebrand Theatre Presents YOU OUGHTA KNOW: A TRIBUTE TO FIREBRANDS OF THE 90s Photo Firebrand Theatre Presents YOU OUGHTA KNOW: A TRIBUTE TO FIREBRANDS OF THE 90s
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2018

Celebrate the fierce femmes of the '90s with Firebrand Theatre! Firebrand presents YOU OUGHTA KNOW: A TRIBUTE TO FIREBRANDS OF THE '90s on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 8 pm at Elastic Arts, 3429 W. Diversey Ave. #208, in Chicago.

Lorna Luft, David Yazbek, Broadway Loves Demi Lovato, and More Lead This Week at Fein Photo Lorna Luft, David Yazbek, Broadway Loves Demi Lovato, and More Lead This Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2018

This week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.

Linda and Laura Benanti, Carmen Cusack, and More Headline 54 Below in February Photo Linda and Laura Benanti, Carmen Cusack, and More Headline 54 Below in February
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2018

This February, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.

Video: The Cast of SPAMILTON Performs Opening Number on FOX Photo Video: The Cast of SPAMILTON Performs Opening Number on FOX
by Stage Tube - Dec 27, 2017

Check out the cast of the Los Angeles parody smash, Spamilton, performing the show's opening number on Fox 11 this morning!

Today Karaoke to Kick Off This Week Following SPAMILTON at the Douglas Photo Today Karaoke to Kick Off This Week Following SPAMILTON at the Douglas
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017

Starting today, November 17, Center Theatre Group will host karaoke following every Today night performance of 'Spamilton' at the Kirk Douglas Theatre.

Friday Karaoke to Kick Off This Week Following SPAMILTON at the Douglas Photo Friday Karaoke to Kick Off This Week Following SPAMILTON at the Douglas
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2017

Starting on Friday, November 17, Center Theatre Group will host karaoke following every Friday night performance of 'Spamilton' at the Kirk Douglas Theatre.

Photo Flash: SPAMILTON Celebrates Opening Night in Los Angeles Photo Photo Flash: SPAMILTON Celebrates Opening Night in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2017

Center Theatre Group's extended run of 'Spamilton' at the Kirk Douglas Theatre plays now through January 7, 2018. Created, directed and written by Gerard Alessandrini, the West Coast premiere of 'Spamilton' began previews on November 5, 2017, and opened last night, November 12. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening festivities below!

LIZZIE Rock Musical to Make Chicago Premiere as Firebrand's Inaugural Show Photo LIZZIE Rock Musical to Make Chicago Premiere as Firebrand's Inaugural Show
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2017

Firebrand Theatre, the first musical theatre company committed to employing and empowering women by expanding opportunities on and off the stage, is pleased to present its inaugural production, the Chicago premiere of LIZZIE, the rock musical based on the true-life story of accused axe-murderess Lizzie Borden. 

Photo Flash: First Look at SPAMILTON's Now-Extended West Coast Debut Photo Photo Flash: First Look at SPAMILTON's Now-Extended West Coast Debut
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017

Center Theatre Group has announced an extension of 'Spamilton' at the Kirk Douglas Theatre through January 7, 2018. Created, directed and written by Gerard Alessandrini, the West Coast premiere of 'Spamilton' began previews on November 5, 2017, and opens on November 12. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

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