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Gun Runner Headlines Woodward Stakes from Saratoga on NBC Sports, 9/2Gun Runner Headlines Woodward Stakes from Saratoga on NBC Sports, 9/2
by TV News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm's 4-year-old Gun Runner will be the dominant presence in the $750,000 Woodward Stakes from Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., this Saturday, September 2 at 6 p.m. ET., on the live NBCSN (more...)

September Shows at City Winery Announced: Living Colour, Joan Osborne, Art Garfunkel & moreSeptember Shows at City Winery Announced: Living Colour, Joan Osborne, Art Garfunkel & more
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

See the newly announced lineup for September at Chicago City Winery below! (more...)

Way-nee Dee & the Band's New Album 'Still My Nature'  Out TodayWay-nee Dee & the Band's New Album 'Still My Nature' Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

This is a follow-up album from Way-nee Dee, titled “Still My Nature”, accompanied by the “Never Too Late” band. T (more...)

NBC Presents Live Whitney Coverage; Bobby Flay Debuts as Horse Racing AnalystNBC Presents Live Whitney Coverage; Bobby Flay Debuts as Horse Racing Analyst
by TV News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Led by Multiple graded stakes winner Gun Runner, a top field of seven older horses is set for the 1 1/8 mile, $1.2 million Whitney this Saturday, August 5, at 5 p.m. ET on the live NBC broadcast from Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (more...)

SORDID LIVES, FALSETTOS, VICTOR/VICTORIA and More Set for Pandora Productions' 2017-18 Season; Cast Announced!SORDID LIVES, FALSETTOS, VICTOR/VICTORIA and More Set for Pandora Productions' 2017-18 Season; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Pandora Productions has announced the 2017-2018 Season, which centers around the stories of family. The season includes: Sordid Lives; Falsettos; Harbor; Victor/Victoria and Die, Mommie Die! (more...)

Rick Dildine to Become Artistic Director at Alabama Shakespeare FestivalRick Dildine to Become Artistic Director at Alabama Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

Rick Dildine, artistic and executive director of Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, will join Alabama Shakespeare Festival as Artistic Director. In his new role, Dildine will oversee an operation that produces 10 productions in two venues set in a 250-acre park with an annual budget of $8.1 million and more than 230 employees. He will assume his new responsibilities Aug. 1.  (more...)

VIDEO: Taylor Mac Performs 'Amazing Grace' in the Streets of San Francisco; Tickets for Curran Run on Sale Next Week!VIDEO: Taylor Mac Performs 'Amazing Grace' in the Streets of San Francisco; Tickets for Curran Run on Sale Next Week!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

The Curran and Stanford Live at Stanford University, in association with Magic Theatre and Pomegranate Arts, announced today tickets for Taylor Mac's groundbreaking performance art concert A 24-DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC, will go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, July 4th at 10:00am PT. (more...)

FAUST 3: THE TURD COMING, OR THE FART OF THE DEAL to Satirize Trump Fiasco Onstage This JuneFAUST 3: THE TURD COMING, OR THE FART OF THE DEAL to Satirize Trump Fiasco Onstage This June
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

'Faust 3: The Turd Coming, or The Fart of the Deal' by Paul David Young, a political satire of the Trump fiasco performed by an ensemble of four clowns, will have its world premiere June 11 to 26 in The Meeting Room of Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South, presented by Skylight Productions.  Augustus Heagerty directs. (more...)

Rhett Miller, Ben Ottewell and More on Sale at City Winery ChicagoRhett Miller, Ben Ottewell and More on Sale at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces the return of The Old 97's' Rhett Miller, plus Ben Ottewell of Gomez, back-to-back shows with Squirrel Nut Zippers and more. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at HEDWIG at Pandora ProductionsPhoto Flash: First Look at HEDWIG at Pandora Productions
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Finally on the Pandora stage, one of the most requested titles in our history. After having an incredibly successful run on Broadway with stars such as Neil Patrick Harris, Michael C. Hall and Taye Diggs, Pandora Productions closes the 16-17 season with: Hedwig and The Angry Inch, book and lyrics by John Cameron Mitchell and music by Stephen Trask. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Charlotte - Week of 4/30/2017Now Playing Onstage in Charlotte - Week of 4/30/2017
by BWW - Apr 30, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/30/2017 for Charlotte (more...)

Comedy Short THAT'S OPPORTUNITY KNOCKING to Screen at Independent Filmmakers Showcase This MayComedy Short THAT'S OPPORTUNITY KNOCKING to Screen at Independent Filmmakers Showcase This May
by Movies News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

The comedy short THAT'S OPPORTUNITY KNOCKING will screen in LA in the Independent Filmmakers Showcase on May 7th at 6pm. (more...)

Taylor Mac to Take A 24-DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC Across the CountryTaylor Mac to Take A 24-DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC Across the Country
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Taylor Mac will perform A 24-Decade History of Popular Music, the singular artist's 24-hour performance art concert, in its entirety in San Francisco and Los Angeles. (more...)

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH to Strut Into Louisville with Pandora ProductionsHEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH to Strut Into Louisville with Pandora Productions
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Finally on the Pandora stage, one of the most requested titles in our history. After having an incredibly successful run on Broadway with stars such as Neil Patrick Harris, Michael C. Hall and Taye Diggs, Pandora Productions closes the 16-17 season with: Hedwig and The Angry Inch, book and lyrics by John Cameron Mitchell and music by Stephen Trask. (more...)

BWW Review: West Coast Premiere of PURE CONFIDENCE Races to the Top of the PackBWW Review: West Coast Premiere of PURE CONFIDENCE Races to the Top of the Pack
by Shari Barrett - Apr 18, 2017

Since I left the theater last Sunday, I have been singing 'Camptown Races' (sometimes referred to as 'Camptown Ladies'), a comic song written by Stephen Foster, known as the father of American music who was considered the pre-eminent songwriter in the United States of the 19th century. Appropriately, the song was published in 1850 in Foster's Plantation Melodies, making it the perfect theme song for PURE CONFIDENCE, a play set in the high-stakes world of Civil War-era horse racing. This surprisingly funny and daring story takes a look at the complexity of race relations, love and dignity in the second half of the nineteenth century. Against a vivid backdrop of fast horses, gritty racetracks and high-stakes betting, it's an extraordinary tale of human triumphs and failings. (more...)

NBC Sports Announces 2017 BREEDERS' CUP CHALLENGE ScheduleNBC Sports Announces 2017 BREEDERS' CUP CHALLENGE Schedule
by TV News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

The Breeders' Cup and NBC Sports Group today announced the 2017 “Breeders' Cup Challenge Series: Win and You're In, presented by Lane's End Farm and America's Best Racing” television schedule of 11 live programs featuring 17 qualifying races and other major stakes on the road to the Breeders' Cup World Championships. (more...)

Rufus Wainwright, Arsenio Hall and More Coming Up This April at City Winery ChicagoRufus Wainwright, Arsenio Hall and More Coming Up This April at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The following acts are performing at City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, throughout the month of April. (more...)

Audra McDonald, WEST SIDE STORY and More Headline Cincinnati Pops 2017-18 SeasonAudra McDonald, WEST SIDE STORY and More Headline Cincinnati Pops 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and Conductor John Morris Russell have announced the details of the Pops' 2017-18 season, the first back in the Orchestra's home at Music Hall following an extensive renovation and transition season at the Taft Theatre. (more...)

Larry Kirwan's New Musical IRELAND - A HISTORY IN SONG Headed to NJLarry Kirwan's New Musical IRELAND - A HISTORY IN SONG Headed to NJ
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

On Thursday, March 30 at 7:30pm, Peter LeDonne, the Director of Community and Cultural Affairs at Bergen Community College (400 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ), will present as part of the Ciccone Theatre's Distinguished Artist Series the World Premiere of music legend Larry Kirwan's highly anticipated musical voyage and masterful tribute to Ireland and its centuries of musical genius, IRELAND-A History In Song. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Pandora Productions will announce the 2017-2018 Season when she continues the 16-17 season with: THE NANCE. Set against the backdrop of the world of burlesque, Chauncey finds something he didn't even know he was looking for only to discover that the safe world he thought he inhabited is beginning to unravel.     (more...)

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