Immersive SWEENEY TODD Releases New Block of Tickets After Record-Setting Sales
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

By popular demand, the producers of the Tooting Arts Club production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street have just announced that a new block of tickets have gone on sale for performances through Sunday, June 4.

Broadway Vets Will Join Original Stars of London's Site-Specific SWEENEY TODD in NYC; Full Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Producers of the Tooting Arts Club production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street announced today that the stars of the original London incarnation of the production, Jeremy Secomb (as Sweeney Todd), Siobhan McCarthy (as Mrs. Lovett), Duncan Smith (as Judge Turpin) and Joseph Taylor (as Tobias), will reprise their performances for New York audiences.

Pride Films and Plays Announces Five Finalists in the 2016 LezPlay Contest
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Pride Films and Plays is delighted to announce the results of our 2016 LezPlay Contest. From nearly three dozen entries, five finalists have been selected to receive staged readings of their scripts during LezPlay Weekend, which runs October 7-9 at the Hoover-Leppen Theatre of Center on Halsted in Chicago.

Step Aside Mrs. Lovett! Former White House Pastry Chef Named 'Official Pie Maker' for Immersive SWEENEY TODD Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Producers of the critically acclaimed Tooting Arts Club's production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street announced today that former White House Executive Pastry Chef William 'Bill' Yosses will serve as the production's official pie maker throughout the New York run.

Pride Films and Plays Announces Five Finalists in the 2016 LezPlay Contest
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Pride Films and Plays is delighted to announce the results of our 2016 LezPlay Contest. From nearly three dozen entries, five finalists have been selected to receive staged readings of their scripts during LezPlay Weekend, which runs October 7-9 at the Hoover-Leppen Theatre of Center on Halsted in Chicago.

Tooting Arts Club's SWEENEY TODD Will Arrive at Barrow Street Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Tooting Arts Club's acclaimed production of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd the Demon Barber of Fleet Street is coming to New York City following sold-out runs in London where the show debuted in Harrington's Pie and Mash Shop, the oldest continuously operating pie shop in Britain.

Babes With Blades Theatre Company Announces 180 DEGREE RULE Events
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

Events and deals have been announced for Babes With Blades Theatre Company's 18th world premiere production, 180 Degree Rule, written by Chicago playwrights Barbara Lhota (playwright, The Double and BWBTC ensemble member) and the late M.E.H. Lewis, to be performed at City Lit Theatre, 1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., in Chicago. Previews will be Saturday, April 16, Friday, April 22, and Saturday, April 23 at 8PM and Sundays, April 17 and 24 at 3PM. The press opening is Monday, April 25 at 8PM, and the show will run Thursdays-Saturdays at 8PM and Sundays at 3 from April 28 - May 21, plus Wednesdays May 11 and May 18 8pm.

Babes With Blades Theatre Company to Premiere 180 DEGREE RULE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

Babes With Blades Theatre Company announces their 18th world premiere production, 180 Degree Rule, written by Chicago playwrights Barbara Lhota (playwright, The Double and BWBTC ensemble member) and the late M.E.H. Lewis, to be performed at City Lit Theatre, 1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., in Chicago. Previews will be Saturday, April 16, Friday, April 22, and Saturday, April 23 at 8PM and Sundays, April 17 and 24 at 3PM. The press opening is Monday, April 25 at 8PM, and the show will run Thursdays-Saturdays at 8PM and Sundays at 3 from April 28 - May 21, plus Wednesdays May 11 and May 18 8pm.

Joanna Vanderham Joins THE DAZZLE at FOUND111; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

Michael Grandage Company and Emily Dobbs Productions today announce the full company for their co-production of the UK premiere of Richard Greenberg's THE DAZZLE at FOUND111, at the site of the old Central St Martins School of Art on Charing Cross Road.

THE DAZZLE, Starring Andrew Scott, Begins Tonight at FOUND111
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

Michael Grandage Company and Emily Dobbs Productions co-present the UK premiere of Richard Greenberg's THE DAZZLE at FOUND111, at the site of the old Central St Martins School of Art on Charing Cross Road.

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for THE DAZZLE at FOUND111
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2015

Michael Grandage Company and Emily Dobbs Productions will stage the UK premiere of Richard Greenberg's THE DAZZLE at FOUND111, at the site of the old Central St Martins School of Art on Charing Cross Road. Check out a first look at rehearsals below!

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for November 11th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Nov 11, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. The BWW Chicago Award nominations are out and voting is open! Broadway In Chicago is bringing us five musicals for the holidays, and the Goodman, House, Barrel Of Monkeys and Mercury theaters are bringing us their perennials. Plus some future shows, and two Sherlock Holmes musicals!

Joanna Vanderham Joins THE DAZZLE at FOUND111; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

Michael Grandage Company and Emily Dobbs Productions today announce the full company for their co-production of the UK premiere of Richard Greenberg's THE DAZZLE at FOUND111, at the site of the old Central St Martins School of Art on Charing Cross Road.

THE BODYGUARD's Beverly Knight Among The h.Club 100 Finalists; Ceremony Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

The h.Club 100 is The Hospital Club's annual search for the most innovative and inspirational people working across the creative industries over the last 12 months, this year in partnership with Creative Industries Council and fuelled by Monticello. The awards showcase creative excellence and recognise talent across the full breath of the UK's creative industries. The final 100 are announced tonight, 1 October 2015.

Chicago Dramatists' 2015-16 Season to Feature Pair of World Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2015

From an Autistic young man attempting to make friends in Wrigleyville bars to a single mother's desperate venture to realize the American Dream, Chicago Dramatists' 2015-2016 season features the world premieres of plays that aren't afraid to tackle complex, intense issues with bold story lines, sharp wit and emotional depth. Stocked with characters that challenge perceptions of people with developmental disabilities and uncover simple, poignant truths about family, BEAUTIFUL AUTISTIC by Scott Woldman will kick off the new season in February followed by AMERICAN BEAUTY SHOP by Dana Lynn Formby in May.

Raven Theatre Sets 'SHERLOCK HOLMES' Cast, Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2015

Michael Menendian, co-Artistic Director of Raven Theatre and co-author (with John Weagly) of the script, has announced Rachel Edwards Harvith will direct Raven's dramatization with music of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's only Sherlock Holmes mystery set around the holidays. The play, based on Conan Doyle's 'The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle', follows Holmes' investigation into the disappearance of a precious gem owned by a countess and its reappearance in the cooked holiday goose of an ordinary Londoner.

BARBARIANS by Barrie Keeffe Set for Revival in Soho
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2015

Tooting Arts Club will revive their own production of Barbarians by Barrie Keeffe at the former Central Saint Martins School of Art building in Soho.  The temporary venue is being launched in collaboration with Emily Dobbs of Jagged Fence Theatre.  Previews start on Tuesday 29 September, with press performances on Saturday 3, Monday 5 and Tuesday 6 October.

BARBARIANS By Barrie Keeffe To Be Staged In Birthplace of Punk!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2015

Tooting Arts Club will revive their own production of Barbarians by Barrie Keeffe at the former Central Saint Martins School of Art building in Soho.  The temporary venue is being launched in collaboration with Emily Dobbs of Jagged Fence Theatre. 

Jake Siegfried & Robyn Kimmel Present SWEETEN THE FUTURE Kidscook4acause Benefit at the Beechman Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

Tonight, August 28 at 7pm, FLY's Jake Siegfried & UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT's Robyn Kimmel present the 1st Benefit Concert 'Sweeten the Future' for Kidscook4acause at the Laurie Beechman Theatre, 402 W 42nd Street, NYC. Featuring teen stage, TV and film performers with special guest THE NEXT BIG THING's Trapper Felides.

Jake Siegfried & Robyn Kimmel to Present SWEETEN THE FUTURE Kidscook4acause Benefit at the Beechman, 8/28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

This Friday, August 28 at 7pm, FLY's Jake Siegfried & UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT's Robyn Kimmel present the 1st Benefit Concert 'Sweeten the Future' for Kidscook4acause at the Laurie Beechman Theatre, 402 W 42nd Street, NYC. Featuring teen stage, TV and film performers with special guest THE NEXT BIG THING's Trapper Felides.

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