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John Kelly and Joseph Keckler Perform for Love Among the Ruins ClosingJohn Kelly and Joseph Keckler Perform for Love Among the Ruins Closing
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Some Serious Business and Howl! Happening are pleased to celebrate Love Among the Ruins with a culminating performance by two masterful performers: John Kelly and Joseph Keckler. Kelly performs excerpts from Time No Line, a solo performance work presented as a live memoir. Keckler will perform three of his original arias and songs, invoking themes of place, loss, self, and lineage. (more...)

Interrobang Theatre's FOXFINDER Begins 9/28 at The Athenaeum TheatreInterrobang Theatre's FOXFINDER Begins 9/28 at The Athenaeum Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Interrobang Theatre Project launches its 2017-18 Season, exploring the urgent question What is Truth?, with the Midwest premiere of Dawn King's darkly comic and politically relevant British drama FOXFINDER, directed by Literary Manager Margaret Knapp. FOXFINDER will play September 28 November 5, 2017 at The Athenaeum Theatre (Studio 2), 2936 N. Southport Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at www.interrobangtheatre.org, by calling (773) 935-6875 or in person at The Athenaeum Theatre Box Office. The press opening is Monday, October 2 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Cathy Weis Projects Slates SUNDAYS ON BROADWAY Fall 2017 SeasonCathy Weis Projects Slates SUNDAYS ON BROADWAY Fall 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Cathy Weis Projects announces the fall 2017 season of Sundays on Broadway, an ongoing series of performances, film screenings, and discussions on Sunday evenings at WeisAcres. (more...)

Adventure Stage Chicago Spells T-R-I-U-M-P-H with AKEELAH AND THE BEEAdventure Stage Chicago Spells T-R-I-U-M-P-H with AKEELAH AND THE BEE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Adventure Stage Chicago (ASC), a program of Northwestern Settlement (the Settlement), proudly opens their 14th season with a production of 'Akeelah and the Bee' on Saturday October 28, 2017 at the Vittum Theater, 1012 N. Noble St. After discovering her special talent, Akeelah dreams of winning the national spelling bee. With the support of her teacher and her friends, she fights to overcome every obstacle and make it to the top. Adapted to the stage and set in Chicago, (more...)

IBM and MIT to Pursue Joint Research in Artificial Intelligence, Establish New MIT-IBM Watson AI LabIBM and MIT to Pursue Joint Research in Artificial Intelligence, Establish New MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

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The Neo-Futurists to Open Season with TANGLES & PLAQUESThe Neo-Futurists to Open Season with TANGLES & PLAQUES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

The Neo-Futurists present Ensemble Member Kirsten Riiber's Tangles & Plaques, October 12 - November 18, directed by Artistic Associate Jen Ellison at The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland (at Foster) in Andersonville. (more...)

Interrobang Theatre Project to Present Midwest Premiere of FOXFINDER at The Athenaeum TheatreInterrobang Theatre Project to Present Midwest Premiere of FOXFINDER at The Athenaeum Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

Interrobang Theatre Project launches its 2017-18 Season, exploring the urgent question 'What is Truth?,' with the Midwest premiere of Dawn King's darkly comic and politically relevant British drama FOXFINDER, directed by Literary Manager Margaret Knapp. FOXFINDER will play September 28 - November 5, 2017 at The Athenaeum Theatre (Studio 2), 2936 N. Southport Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

Rosie Ramos to Star in Title Role in Promethean Theatre Ensemble's MARISOL; Cast Announced!Rosie Ramos to Star in Title Role in Promethean Theatre Ensemble's MARISOL; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Promethean Theatre Ensemble's twelfth season will open in October with Jose Rivera's MARISOL - an absurdist comedy in which a young New York City woman of Puerto Rican descent finds herself immersed in a battle led by angels to save the universe from a senile and ineffectual God. (more...)

Chicago's Jeff Awards Equity Nominations for 2016-2017 Productions AnnouncedChicago's Jeff Awards Equity Nominations for 2016-2017 Productions Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Seven world premiere plays seen first by Chicago audiences were among those receiving nominations by The Jeff Awards. 158 nominations in 33 categories honor Chicago Equity theatrical productions that opened between August 1, 2016 and July 31, 2017. (more...)

Queer|Art|Film Sets Fall 2017 Season at IFC CenterQueer|Art|Film Sets Fall 2017 Season at IFC Center
by Movies News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Queer|Art, the New York City-based non-profit, has announced the Fall 2017 season of Queer|Art|Film at IFC Center (323 Sixth Avenue at West 3rd St.), September 11-December 4. (more...)

The Blockheads Pen New Song for Punk Musical REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL at Belgrade TheatreThe Blockheads Pen New Song for Punk Musical REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL at Belgrade Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

A new song has been written by members of Ian Dury's band The Blockheads and performer John Kelly exclusively for the musical Reasons to be Cheerful, which opens its UK tour at the Belgrade Theatre this September. (more...)

Chaz Jankel and Derek Hussey Collaborate with John Kelly for New Song for REASONS TO BE CHEERFULChaz Jankel and Derek Hussey Collaborate with John Kelly for New Song for REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Pioneering disabled-led theatre company Graeae has been a proud standard-bearer for protest and disability rights for many years. In conjunction with the final tour of their smash hit musical Reasons to be Cheerful, set in 1979 Thatcher's Britain, Blockheads  Chaz Jankel, Derek Hussey and cast member John Kelly have written a protest song for 2017, 'If It Can't Be Right Then It Must Be Wrong'. (more...)

GREASE Led By Pretty Little Liars' Janel Parrish To Play Toronto This NovemberGREASE Led By Pretty Little Liars' Janel Parrish To Play Toronto This November
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Irregular Entertainment producers David Galpern and Charles Roy, announced today that they are producing a new production of Grease: The Musical starring Janel Parrish (Pretty Little Liars) as Sandy, Katie Findlay (How to Get Away with Murder) as Rizzo, and introducing Dylan S. Wallach (Summer Blink, (Blank) My Life) as Danny, directed by Josh Prince (Beautiful, The Carole King Musical; Shrek, The Musical), this fall at The Elgin & Winter Garden Theatre Centre, 189 Yonge Street, Toronto. Previews begin November 1, 2017, with Opening Night on Thursday, November 9, 2017. Tickets go on sale September 5, 2017. (more...)

SSINGSSING, Toni Menage & Poison Ivy, and More This Week at Joe's PubSSINGSSING, Toni Menage & Poison Ivy, and More This Week at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Check out what's coming to Joe's Pub this week! (more...)

VIDEO: Roundup - Late Night Hosts Say Farewell To the Mooch!VIDEO: Roundup - Late Night Hosts Say Farewell To the Mooch!
by TV News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

With the sudden and unexpected exit of 'The Mooch' late-night hosts had a field day bidding him 'adieu.' Check out highlights below! (more...)

New Light Theater Project & Chicago Dramatists to Premiere STILL DANCE THE STARS This AugustNew Light Theater Project & Chicago Dramatists to Premiere STILL DANCE THE STARS This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

New Light Theater Project and Chicago Dramatists present the World Premiere of Still Dance the Stars, a highly theatrical story based on the struggles of love in the face of unthinkable loss. (more...)

Belarus Free Theatre Featuring Pussy Riot, Charles Ludlam Festival and More Slated for La MaMa's 56th SeasonBelarus Free Theatre Featuring Pussy Riot, Charles Ludlam Festival and More Slated for La MaMa's 56th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Over 50 productions of local and international artists will visit the stages of La MaMa during the 2017-2018 season. La MaMa's 56th season highlights artists of different generations, gender identities, and cultural backgrounds, who question social mores and confront stereotypes, corruption, bigotry, racism, and xenophobia in their work. (more...)

Interrobang Theatre Project to Present Midwest Premiere of FOXFINDERInterrobang Theatre Project to Present Midwest Premiere of FOXFINDER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Interrobang Theatre Project launches its 2017-18 Season, exploring the urgent question "What is Truth?," with the Midwest premiere of Dawn King's darkly comic and politically relevant British drama FOXFINDER, directed by Literary Manager Margaret Knapp.  (more...)

HANG MAN Premiere, COSMOLOGIES and More Set for The Gift Theatre's 2018 SeasonHANG MAN Premiere, COSMOLOGIES and More Set for The Gift Theatre's 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

During last night's Season Release Bash at Old Irving Brewery Co., artistic director and co-founder Michael Patrick Thornton proudly announced The Gift Theatre's 2018 season will include: Stacy Amma Osei-Kuffour's world premiere of Hang Man, directed by ensemble member Erica Weiss (February 9-April 8); Shakespeare's Hamlet, directed by Monty Cole (June 1-July 29); and the Midwest premiere of Tony Award-winning playwright and ensemble member David Rabe's Cosmologies, directed by Thornton (October 12-December 9). (more...)

Queer|Art Initiates The Barbara Hammer Lesbian Experimental Filmmaking GrantQueer|Art Initiates The Barbara Hammer Lesbian Experimental Filmmaking Grant
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Queer|Art, the New York City-based non-profit, is pleased to introduce Queer|Art|Awards, a new program of grants, prizes, and awards that will provide various kinds of direct support-monetary and otherwise-to LGBTQ artists. Over time, Queer|Art|Awards seeks to include a spectrum of support that will benefit artists working in a variety of fields and mediums, as well as broader categories of support that will survey LGBTQ culture as a whole. (more...)

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