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Rapp and Folsom Bring The Fully Immersive Lenny Bruce Experience to The Fort Worth Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Producers Bren Rapp and Joey Folsom are going to give 2017 Fort Worth Fringe audiences their money's worth as anchor of the 2nd annual festival on its Friday and Saturday nights at The Scott Theater with their production of Sam Bobrick and Julie Stein's Lenny Bruce is Back. (more...)

Only Two Weeks Left to See OUR LADIES OF PERPETUAL SUCCOUR at Duke of York's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Audiences have just two weeks remaining to see the Olivier Award-winning production of Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour at the Duke of York's Theatre as the production will complete its run on Saturday, 2 September. (more...)

Grammy-Nominated R&B Singer Kenny Lattimore Returns with New Single 'Push'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Grammy-nominated R&B mainstay, Kenny Lattimore returns, after a 2-year hiatus, with new single PUSH available now on all digital platforms. (more...)

TBS's CONAN Heads to Israel for Special Primetime Episode Airing This September
by TV News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

TBS's CONAN will take the show internationally for the seventh time in two years as the popular host travels to Israel. CONAN Without Borders: Israel will be a primetime special premiering Tuesday, September 19 at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) on TBS. (more...)

Bluebird Network Launches The Connected World SaaS Platform
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

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EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: CREATIVES, Pleasance Courtyard (Venue 33)
by Matt Elliot - Aug 17, 2017

Creatives is a dark comic pop-opera written by Irvine Welsh and Don De Grazia with music by Laurence Mark Wythe. Set in a Chicago song writing class where students get together to create and critique each other's work, former student and now superstar Sean O'Neil returns to judge a song writing contest resulting in a finale full of revenge and jealousy. (more...)

Brand New Announce First Album in 8 Year, 'Science Fiction'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Critically acclaimed rock band Brand New have released their long-anticipated fifth album, Science Fiction, on the band's own Procrastinate! (more...)

JC FRIDAYS is Back with a Full Lineup on 9/8!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Fall is on its way, and Art House's JC Fridays will kick off the season with 31 exciting visual and performing arts events! Come out and celebrate with this city-wide festival on Friday, September 8, 2017. (more...)

HEADSETS: A VIEW FROM THE LIGHT BOOTH Opens Friday, 8/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Ever wonder what happens in the light booth when something you are watching on stage suddenly goes wrong? William Missouri Downs (author of the past NSTC productions 'Cockeyed,' 'Mad Gravity,' and 'Seagulls in a Cherry Tree') shows us in this zany new comedy! The Los Angeles Times wrote that it is "a delightfully funny play." (more...)

Single Tickets on Sale Next Month for 2017-18 Broadway Season at the Fox
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Single tickets for most shows in the Fabulous Fox Theatre's 2017 - 2018 U.S. Bank Broadway Series shows will go on sale Tuesday, September 5 at 10:00 a.m.  (more...)

Casting Announced for Akvavit Theatre's GHOSTS & ZOMBIES at Strawdog Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Just in time to get you in the Halloween spirit, Akvavit Theatre is pleased to present GHOSTS & zombies, by Henrik Ibsen and Gustav Tegby, in a new American translation by Chad Eric Bergman*, directed by Co-Artistic Director Breahan Pautsch*. This dark and hilarious contemporary Swedish twist on Ibsen's Norwegian classic Ghosts, will play September 28 - October 29, 2017 at the new Strawdog Theatre Company, 1802 W. Berenice in Chicago. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 1, 2017 at Chicagonordic.org.  (more...)

Brown Arts Initiative Announces Launch of Warren and Allison Kanders Lecture Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

The Brown Arts Initiative (BAI) at Brown University today announced the launch of the Warren and Allison Kanders Lecture Series, an annual series of presentations and student interactions led by prominent contemporary artists and art-world luminaries. Designed to serve as a catalyst for open dialogue about the impact of contemporary visual art on our world, the new series will include four presentations per year beginning in October 2017. Inaugural participants include artists Nick Cave, Wangechi Mutu, and Shirin Neshat and The Studio Museum in Harlem director and chief curator Thelma Golden. (more...)

Haven Theatre Announces Full Line-Up for DIRECTORS HAVEN 2017
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Haven Theatre is pleased to announce the line-up for its third DIRECTORS HAVEN, the company's ever-growing initiative showcasing the talents of three early career directors. This season, Kristen Johnson directs Vaclav Havel's riveting political satire THE PROTEST, Ian Martin helms Amiri Baraka's THE TOILET, a powerful look at love and empathy, and Lexi Saunders directs Rachel Dubose's sharply funny and biting new play THE DEPARTURE. The three fully-produced productions will run back-to-back in one program. DIRECTOR'S HAVEN 2017 will play October 16 - November 1, 2017 at Haven Theatre's resident home, The Den Theatre (2A), 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. All performances are pay-what-you-can. Tickets are currently available at haventheatreChicago.com.  (more...)

Lenny Bruce is Back in Chicago Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Acclaimed Dallas based stage and film actor Joey Folsom brings an innovative blend of stand-up comedy and theatrical performance to Judy's Beat Lounge at The Second City, August 24-26, with Sam Bobrick and Julie Stein's one man show, Lenny Bruce is Back. (more...)

Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia Announces 2017-18 Season at the Kimmel Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

A founding resident company of The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia (COP) announces its 2017-2018 Season. From September 2017 through May 2018, the Chamber Orchestra will perform six programs as part of its subscription series. All six concert pairs will be performed in the Kimmel Center's intimate Perelman Theater. (more...)

Ackerman Institute for the Family Slates 11th Annual Moving Families Forward Gala
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Lois Braverman, President & CEO, Ackerman Institute for the Family announced today the honorees and host for the 11th annual Moving Families Forward gala to take place at the JW Marriott Essex House on Monday, October 23rd in New York City. (more...)

Cirque du Soleil Commissions Mural for Chicago's Year of Public Art
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Cirque du Soleil announces a partnership with Columbia College Chicago and the Wabash Arts Corridor (WAC) that will add a new public mural downtown in honor of the city's Year of Public Art. Local artist Gloria "Gloe" Talamantes is creating the mural, commissioned by Cirque du Soleil and inspired by its highly acclaimed production LUZIA, currently playing a limited engagement in Chicago through Sept. 3. (more...)

San Francisco Opera 2017 National Broadcast Series on the WFMT Radio Network
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

The 2017 national radio broadcast series of San Francisco Opera performances on the WFMT Radio Network begins on Saturday, September 2 with a 1979 archival broadcast of Amilcare Ponchielli's La Gioconda. The cast features soprano Renata Scotto in the title role and tenor Luciano Pavarotti as Enzo Grimaldi, each singing their role for the first time on any stage. (more...)

Rachel Schmeling's YOU, ME, AND ANXIETY Coming to TNC's Dream Up Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

'You, Me, and Anxiety' is a solo cabaret show, written and performed by Rachel Schmeling, on the subject of mental health. This show is part stand up, part audience interaction, part musical journey and part panic disaster. Schmeling takes her audience on a wild one-hour ride into the mental state of someone dealing with anxiety and panic disorder. (more...)

Sony/ATV Signs Joey Purp to Worldwide Publishing Deal
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Sony/ATV Music Publishing has signed acclaimed Chicago rapper Joey Purp to a worldwide deal. A founding member of his home city's hip-hop collective SaveMoney alongside the likes of Chance The Rapper and Vic Mensa, Purp delivered one of the most critically-praised releases of 2016 with his second mixtape iiiDrops. (more...)

Global Superstar Shania Twain Announces 2018 NOW Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

In what promises to be one of the most anticipated tours of 2018, Global superstar Shania Twain has announced that she will hit the road next year in support of her new album, NOW. (more...)

GRAMMY-Nominee Seth Glier Premieres 'For What It's Worth' Video
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter Seth Glier has released his own take on Buffalo Springfield's anti-war anthem ¬ďFor What It's Worth.¬Ē (more...)

VIDEO: WAR PAINT's Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole Chat Cosmetics, Headshots and More with Kristin Chenoweth
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole, who co-star in Broadway's War Paint, sat down for an interview with fellow Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth this afternoon via Facebook Live. If you missed it, you can check out everything the trio had to say - from Elizabeth Arden's products and inspiring vocalists to first headshots - in the video below! (more...)

HARRY CLARKE and THIS LAND WAS MADE Complete Vineyard Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce that the world premiere production of HARRY CLARKE by Obie Award winner David Cale (LILLIAN) and directed by Leigh Silverman (VIOLET) will be the first production of the 2017-2018 Season. (more...)

Opera Saratoga Announces 2018 Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced that the company's 2018 Summer Festival will feature new productions of four operas at in Spa State Park, along with a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events from May 26 through July 15 at venues throughout the region. (more...)

For Second Time, Kepler Group Named to the Inc. 5000 List of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

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Olga Tanon & More to Be Honored at Telemundo's PREMIOS TU MUNDO Live, 8/24
by TV News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Telemundo announced today the recipients of three special awards to be bestowed at the upcoming 6th annual PREMIOS TU MUNDO (Your World Awards). Leading tropical music female singer Olga Ta√Īon will be honored with the ¬ďJenni Rivera Legacy¬Ē award, renowned TV host Maria Celeste Arraras will be accepting the ¬ďEstrella de Tu Mundo¬Ē (Star of Your World) award, and iconic pop singer Miguel Bose will receive the 'El Poder en Ti' (The Power In You) award. ¬ď (more...)

Grip It & Sip It with John Daly's Hard Tea
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Known for good times on and off the golf course, John Daly has partnered with Phusion Projects to release a line of drinks based on the classic cocktail bearing his name, made of alcohol, tea, and lemonade. It was imperative for the John Daly's Grip it & Sip it line to match the quality and freshness of the cocktail commonly found at bars and restaurants across the country. That is why both of the newly released John's Daly's flavors, Hard Tea and Half & Half, are made with real black tea and premium ingredients. Available in ready-to-drink 16oz. cans at 8% ABV, this line of refreshing beverages offers an extra punch for those looking to kick it up a notch, without compromising taste. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief August 17th, 2017: Brandy Returns to the Cell Block in CHICAGO and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Aug 17, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Brandy Norwood returns to the cell block in Chicago tonight and more! (more...)

10th Magnitude Named to 2017 Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Companies
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

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Photo Coverage: Brandy Norwood Gets Ready to Take on Roxie Hart!
by Walter McBride - Aug 17, 2017

The name on everybody's lips is gonna be Brandy! Grammy Award-winner Brandy Norwood returns to Broadway in Chicago for a special 17-performance only engagement as 'Roxie Hart,' August 17 to 31, 2017 at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St.). (more...)

Bryce Pinkham, Phillipa Soo, and Elizabeth Stanley-Led OF THEE I SING Headlines MasterVoices' 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

MasterVoices - dedicated to the art of musical storytelling and celebrating the power of the human voice - announces its 2017-18 season. (more...)

William Donnelly's NO WAKE to Make NYC Premiere at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

59E59 Theaters will host the New York premiere of NO WAKE, written by William Donnelly and directed by Veronica Brady. Produced by Route 66 Theatre Company and Bella Vita Entertainment, NO WAKE begins performances on Thursday, September 28 for a limited engagement through Sunday, October 15. Press Opening is Wednesday, October 4 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Get Two-for-One Tickets to 23 Shows During NYC Broadway Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

NYC & Company, New York City's official destination marketing organization, announced NYC Broadway Week tickets are on sale to the public today beginning at 10:30am EST. (more...)

CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY LIVE to Return to Greenhouse Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Following two sell-out performances this year, CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY LIVE returns once again for one night only on Friday, August 25 at 8 pm at The Greenhouse Theater Center (Downstairs Mainstage), 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

THE JOSHUA SHOW: EPISODE 2 to Bring Puppets and Joy to HERE This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Little Shadow Productions, in association with HERE, presents THE JOSHUA SHOW: EPISODE 2, written and performed by award-winning puppeteer Joshua Holden (Avenue Q National Tour), with live musical stylings by Jeb Colwell, and directed by Jessica Lazar. (more...)

Chicago Radio Drives Real Results for Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana Chevy Dealers
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

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Theatre Y to Stage New Adaptation of Federico Garcia Lorca's YERMA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Theatre Y announces their production of Yerma, written by Federico Garcia Lorca and directed by Max Traux, playing at the company's new home, 4546 N. Western Ave., October 27 - December 10. (more...)

Twyla Tharp to Open The Joyce Theater's Fall Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Linda Shelton, Executive Director of The Joyce Theater, will welcome back onto its stage Twyla Tharp Dance, under the artistic direction of legendary award-winning choreographer Twyla Tharp, for a special three-week engagement, from September 19 - October 8. (more...)

Pasadena Symphony & Pops to Present Annual MOONLIGHT SONATA Gala
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

The Pasadena Symphony Association will host their annual Moonlight Sonata Gala on Saturday, September 23, 2017, which promises to be an unforgettable night filled with entertainment, music and dancing held at Pasadena's historic City Hall. (more...)

No Booking Fee For DREAMGIRLS In The West End
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

The long-awaited UK premiere of Dreamgirls opened at the Savoy Theatre in London's West End in December 2016 to widespread critical acclaim, 35 years after originally opening on Broadway. The hit show is currently booking to 10 February 2018 - book tickets here from £20 (more...)

Civis Analytics Achieves SOC 2 Type II Certification
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

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Photo Flash: First Look at WEST SIDE STORY at Beef & Boards
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

It opened 60 years ago on Broadway, yet its message continues to resonate today. The powerful and poignant musical West Side Story is now on stage at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre for performances now through Oct. 1. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

A Fabulous Start to Penobscot Theatre Company's 44th Season Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Penobscot Theatre Company kicks off its 2017-2018 Season with the Maine premiere of an a cappella play with music both traditional and timely. The Fabulous Lipitones tells the story of a contemporary barbershop quartet that loses its tenor to a strenuously high B-flat before a major national competition. A scramble ensues to find a suitable replacement, and the best candidate takes everyone by surprise. The production runs from September 7-24, beginning with two discounted previews on September 7-8. All performances will take place at the newly refurbished Bangor Opera House, 131 Main Street, Bangor.   (more...)

Coding Dojo and Oklahoma Governor Fallin Host Opening Ceremony for New Tulsa Coding School
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

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Perseverance Theatre presents THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

When the costumes come off and the music fades in the staged world of pro wrestling, what do the wrestlers really want to say to their bosses? The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity is a funny and quirky look at pro wrestling, geopolitics, and capitalism. -- Chad Deity runs September 15 - October 7 in Juneau and November 9 -19 in Anchorage. (more...)

Rebel Playhouse's EDNA THE STOMPER Makes World Premiere at the Chicago Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Rebel Playhouse is thrilled to present the world premiere of the musical EDNA THE STOMPER, with a book by Laura Toffenetti, and music by Janet Jungden. Directed and choreographed by Sarah Sutliff, with musical direction by Christina Bottley, EDNA THE STOMPER begins performances on Saturday, September 2nd as a part of the Chicago Fringe Festival's Kid's Fringe. The performance schedule is 9/2 at 4:00PM, 9/3 at 1:00PM, and 9/4 at 2:30PM. Performances are at Jefferson Playhouse (4766 N Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL 60630). Tickets are $10 for adults; $5 for children. To purchase tickets visit www.Chicagofringe.org (more...)

(re)discover theatre presents FOR ONE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

(re)discover theatre announces its upcoming  production FOR ONE a series of plays built for an audience of one. August 30 - September 30, 2017 at Gunder Mansion 6219 N Sheridan Rd. Chicago, IL 60660. (more...)

Wrigley Field to Host Art & Theater Event, 8/27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

In partnership with the Park at Wrigley, the Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce and the Belmont Theater District presents "ART & THEATER @ THE PARK," Sunday, Aug. 27 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. featuring local artists showcasing fine art, crafts and a family-friendly LOL Comedy Showcase featuring ComedySportz's infamous improv matches, Storytown Children's Improv and the best of Laugh Factory's standup comedy including audience prizes and live music.  (more...)

LUNA GALE Comes to Aurora Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Aurora Theatre Company opens its 26th season with Rebecca Gilman's (Blue Surge, Spinning Into Butter, The Sweetest Swing in Baseball) LUNA GALE. Aurora Artistic Director Tom Ross directs this powerful and arresting Bay Area Premiere, featuring Jamie Jones (Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance, Mud Blue Sky, Gideon's Knot), Laura Jane Bailey (Mud Blue Sky), Devin S. O'­Brien (Mud Blue Sky), Joshua Marx (TheatreWorks), Alix Cuadra (Theatre of Yugen), Kevin Kemp (Shotgun Players), and Jennifer Vega.  LUNA GALE plays September 1 through October 1 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

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