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by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2018
Returning for the holidays, The Agency Theater Collective is proud to once again present the Chicago classic HELLCAB by Will Kern, directed by Cordie Nelson, playing November 30 - December 30, 2018 at The Raven Theatre (West Stage), 6157 N. Clark St. in Chicago.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2018
Flying Elephant Productions is pleased to present the return of the hit musical comedy THE BOOK OF MERMAN, featuring a book by Leo Schwartz and DC Cathro, music and lyrics by Leo Schwartz, direction by DC Cathro, music direction by Tyler Miles and choreography by Jenna Schoppe. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2018
"Send Me on My Way"… to Hey Nonny for some killer performances! The newest live music destination and gastropub in Chicagoland, Hey Nonny, 10 S. Vail Ave, proudly adds three amazing acts to its November lineup. Front man for the multi-platinum group Rusted Root, Michael Glabicki, is set to rock out with Dirk Miller, the band's guitarist, at 8:30 p.m. on November 9. Chicago native and internationally-loved musician David Davis hits the Hey Nonny stage for his hometown album release concert at 8:30 p.m. on November 16. On Saturday, November 17 at 8:00 p.m., Chicago favorite JC Brooks Band will bring down the house.
by Roy Berko - Nov 30, 2018
As the red-jacket usher guided us to our seats before the opening curtain of 'Chicago' at the Connor Palace she said, 'I love musical theater, especially if the show has a Fosse influence.'
by TV News Desk - Nov 30, 2018
Cooking Channel is kicking off the new year with new seasons and episodes of your favorites shows. On Monday, January 21st at 9pmET/6pmPT, Alton Brown reloads his pressure cooker favorites on the season finale of Good Eats: Reloaded. On Friday, January 25th at 10pmET/7pmPT, Cooking Channel goes behind the scenes of the country's most extravagant bakeries on the season premiere of Crazy Cakes. Also, in January, catch new episodes of The Best Thing I Ever Ate, Burgers, Brew and 'Que, Delicious Destinations, Extreme Cake Makers, Food Paradise, Food: Fact or Fiction?, Man's Greatest Food and Man v. Food. CookingChannelTV.com is ready to help with New Year's resolutions with healthy recipes and cooking tips. Join the Cooking Channel conversation on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2018
Kick off New Year's Day with back-to-back HGTV premieres. On Tuesday, Jan. 1 beginning at 2 p.m. ET/PT, HGTV will premiere 10 new episodes featuring fun, fan-favorite programming. Episodes include an escape to paradise on Caribbean Life, the series premiere of Windy City Rehab starring Alison Victoria and all-new episodes of My Lottery Dream Home. See below for the full line-up and more dreamy destinations.
by BWW - Nov 20, 2018
Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/20/2018 for Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2018
Kokandy Productions is pleased to announce the appointment of Derek Van Barham as the company's new Producing Artistic Director, succeeding Allison Hendrix, who served in the position since Kokandy was founded in 2010. Barham is joined by three new Artistic Associates: Adrian Abel Azevedo, Leda Hoffmann and Nik Whitcomb. The new artistic team is supported by Kokandy's Board of Directors, which includes: Preston Cropp, Allison Hendrix, Gitta Jacobs, Scot Kokandy and Katie Svaicer.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2018
The Holiday Hootenanny Radio Hour is pleased to announce Nick Thornton's heart warming new radio play CRICKET ON THE MANTLE, with music directed and arranged by Mike Mazzocca, as its inaugural presentation. All proceeds from this pay what you will production will go to benefit the Chicago chapter of American Veterans for Equal Rights (AVER).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018
American Blues Theater announces the addition of five new Ensemble members and one new Artistic Affiliate to the Blues family. Joining the Ensemble is director, designer and Associate Producer Elyse Dolan, who directed several works in past Ripped and Blue Ink festivals; designer Jared Gooding, lighting designer of Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story; actor Philip Earl Johnson, who is slated to appear in the upcoming Chicago premiere of Steven Dietz's On Clover Road; director Chuck Smith, director of the recent American Blues production of Pearl Cleage's Flyin' West; and actress and playwright Wandachristine, who won many awards for her solo performance Beauty's Daughter. Actor Zachary Stevenson has been named an Artistic Affiliate. Stevenson recently made his Chicago debut as 'Buddy Holly' in American Blues Theater's Joseph Jefferson Award-winning musical Buddy - the Buddy Holly Story, in which he also won a Jeff Award for Performance in a Musical.
by TV News Desk - Nov 13, 2018
High-risk investments, messy renos and big pay offs are the name of the game for designer and real estate developer Alison Victoria in her new series Windy City Rehab. Premiering at 9 p.m. ET/PT during the HGTV All Premiere New Year, the series follows Alison as she spends megabucks to score fixer uppers in the city's historic neighborhoods. Armed with sharp business savvy, knowledge of the local market and a drive to transform the homes with modern layouts and luxurious style, Alison must attract high-end buyers or risk losing it all. Despite costly structural damage, permit delays, failed inspections and other challenges, Alison is determined to create gorgeous homes and earn top profit.
by TV News Desk - Nov 1, 2018
Red Bull Music will launch the latest installment of their critically acclaimed international music series Red Bull Music Festival this Saturday, November 3rd in Chicago with Opening Night at Wintrust Arena. Chicago is the home to some of hip hop's most cutting edge artists and the event series will celebrate many of them, kicking the festival off with one of the largest RBMF events to-date. Legends, luminaries, and rising stars in rap and R&B will come together for an unprecedented ensemble performance and REVOLT will be on hand to capture it as a livestream.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2019
Get all the scoop on Disney's January 2019 Programming Highlights, airing on ABC today, January 5, 2019!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2019
This land was made for you and me" - Woody Guthrie. IAMA Theatre Company partners with the Latino Theater Company to bring the world premiere of Canyon by Jonathan Caren (The Recommendation, Need To Know) to The Los Angeles Theatre Center. Previews begin Feb. 22, with the press opening scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 28 and performances continuing through March 24.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2019
Novelist, playwright and screenwriter Emma Donoghue will be appear at the Pride Arts Center hours before Pride Films and Play's U.S. premiere of her first play, I KNOW MY OWN HEART. The Irish-born Donoghue is a writer of contemporary and historical fictional novels, stage plays, screenplays and short stories.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2019
Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, continues its 2018-19 season with Nina Simone: Four Women, written by Christina Ham and directed by Kenneth L. Roberson.Nina Simone: Four Women runs January 24 - March 2, 2019 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. The press opening is scheduled for Friday, February 1, 2019 at 8pm.
by TV News Desk - Jan 24, 2019
The biggest ever Terminal V party The Rising fast approaches, and now the final list of world class names can be announced for the Easter Bank Holiday weekend event. Playing in the vast Royal Highland Centre will be more cult names from the vanguard of house, disco and techno including:
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2019
Hell in a Handbag Productions launches its 2019 season with a revival of the musical that started it all: POSEIDON! An Upside Down Musical, a musical parody and a loving homage to the classic 1972 film, The Poseidon Adventure, the grandmother of all disaster films.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2019
Chimera Ensemble presents the Chicago Premiere of How to Live on Earth, written by award-winning playwright MJ Kaufman, and directed by Gwendolyn Wiegold. The production will go up March 8-24 in The Pentagon Theater at Collaboraction Studios in The Flat Iron Arts Building, 1579 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago IL 60622. There will be one preview performance on Friday, March 8 at 7:30 pm. Opening night, followed by a reception, will be Saturday, March 9 at 7:30 pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019
Hell in a Handbag Productions announces casting for its revival of the musical that started it all: POSEIDON! An Upside Down Musical, a musical parody and loving homage to the classic 1972 film, The Poseidon Adventure, the grandmother of all disaster films.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2019
Windy City Playhouse brings the premiere of Michael Frayn's "Noises Off," the side-splitting play-within-a-play set behind-the-scenes as a ragtag touring company rehearses and performs - or attempts to perform - a bawdy farce. Opening Wednesday, January 16, 2019, this comedic classic will be told through a unique multi-stage layout that puts audiences in the center of the action.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019
Drury Lane Theatre announces casting for its production of the international megahit Mamma Mia!, with music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Bj rn Ulvaeus, some songs with Stig Anderson, and book by Catherine Johnson. Originally conceived by Judy Craymer, Mamma Mia! is directed by Artistic Director William Osetek and choreographed by Jane Lanier with music direction by Roberta Duchak. Mamma Mia! runs February 7 April 14, 2019, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The press opening is scheduled for Thursday, February 21 at 8:00 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019
HIT HER WITH THE SKATES is now available for streaming on all platforms including  iTunes, GooglePlay, Spotify, AmazonMusic, Pandora, YouTube Music and for FREE download on CD Baby.  
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019
The New York bound musical HIT HER WITH THE SKATES is now available for streaming on all platforms including  iTunes, GooglePlay, Spotify, AmazonMusic, Pandora, YouTube Music and for FREE download on CD Baby.  
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2019
Black Button Eyes Productions is pleased to announce its 2019-20 Season, featuring two Chicago premiere musicals! The season kicks off this summer with GHOST QUARTET by Broadway composer Dave Malloy (Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812). This intriguing and entertaining song cycle is directed by Artistic Director Ed Rutherford, with music direction by Nick Sula and choreography by Derek Van Barham.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019
Walter Stearns, Executive Director of Mercury Theater Chicago, announced today the cast and creative team of the upcoming LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, running on the main stage from March 1 through April 28. The press opening is Sunday, March 10 at 7:30pm. This hit sci-fi musical has devoured the hearts of audiences around the world for more than 30 years, following the story of floral assistant who stumbles across a new breed of carnivorous plant that promises to grant him fame, fortune and all his desires - as long as the blood keeps flowing. LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS will feature the creative talents of Walter Stearns (Director), Eugene Dizon (Musical Director) and Christopher Carter (Choreographer)
by TV News Desk - Feb 20, 2019
The Academy of Country Music announced today the nominees for the 54TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, Country Music's Party of the Year®, honoring country music's superstars and hottest emerging talent. Iconic entertainer and sixteen-time ACM Award® winner Reba McEntire will return to host LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 8:00 PM ET/PT on the CBS Television Network.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2019
Hell in a Handbag Productions launches its 2019 season with a revival of the musical that started it all: POSEIDON! An Upside Down Musical, a musical parody and a loving homage to the classic 1972 film, The Poseidon Adventure, the grandmother of all disaster films. Handbag's very first show will return March 15 - April 28, 2019 at a venue befitting of an ocean liner: The Edge Theater, 5451 N. Broadway in Chicago.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019
The Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House MFA Acting Program is proud to present Noel Coward's classic comedy Hay Fever. This madcap play about a weekend with the eccentric Bliss family will star the MFA Class of 2020 and a guest performer.  Director Jerrold Scott's production will take the audience back to the 1920's and remind them of the joy of life and fear of boredom. The show will run from February 27th-March 9th in Helen Theatre at Playhouse Square.
by TV News Desk - Feb 12, 2019
HGTV stars Christina Anstead (Christina on the Coast), Alison Victoria (Windy City Rehab), and David Bromstad (My Lottery Dream Home) were joined on stage by the network's newest home renovation expert, New Kids on the Block singer Jonathan Knight (Farmhouse Fixer—a pilot), for a panel discussion about identifying and seizing new on-camera career opportunities. The group appeared today during the Television Critics Association (TCA) tour at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena hotel.
by TV Scoop - Feb 1, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2019
Raven Theatre announces its 2019-20 Season, kicking off this fall with the Chicago premiere of Rachel Bonds' drama SUNDOWN, YELLOW MOON, directed by Artistic Director Cody Estle and featuring music and lyrics by The Bengsons. This warm, delicate play with music is an honest look at the hard work of holding a family together and re-connecting with what we've left behind.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2018
Returning for the holidays, The Agency Theater Collective is proud to once again present the Chicago classic HELLCAB by Will Kern, directed by Cordie Nelson, playing November 30 - December 30, , playing Cordie Nelson, directed by Will Kernby HELLCAB  is proud to once again present the Chicago classic The Agency Theater CollectiveReturning for the holidays, 2018 at The Raven Theatre (West Stage), 6157 N. Clark St. in Chicago. All performances are pay-what you-can (suggested $20 donation). Tickets are currently available at wearetheagency.org or by calling (773) 680-4596. 
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2018
16th Street Theater announces the Midwest premiere of SMALL JOKES ABOUT MONSTERS by Steven Strafford directed by Kristina Valada-Viars January 10 - February 16, 2018 at North Berwyn Park District's 16th Street Theater, 6420 16th Street in Berwyn with a press opening of Thursday, January 17 at 7:30 PM.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2018
Victory Gardens Theater announces the extension of the critically-acclaimed hit Rightlynd, written by Ike Holter and directed by Lisa Portes with original music by Charlie Coffeen. With six additional performances, the production now runs through December 30, 2018, at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue.
by Audition Roundup - Dec 30, 2018
Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, December 30, 2018 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition!
by BWW Staff - Dec 3, 2018
There's just one month left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2018
The Chicago theatre community will ring in 2019 with major events, getting the Year of Chicago Theatre off to an exciting start.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2018
Sideshow Theatre Company continues its 2018-19 season with the Midwest premiere of Wolfram Lotz' shocking and surreal satire THE RIDICULOUS DARKNESS, translated by Daniel Brunet and directed by artistic associate Ian Damont Martin*, playing March 24 - April 28, 2019 at Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago.
by BWW Staff - Dec 24, 2018
It's the last week to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.
by Audition Roundup - Dec 23, 2018
Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, December 23, 2018 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition!
by TV Scoop - Dec 20, 2018
Get all the scoop on Disney's January 2019 Programming Highlights, airing on ABC on Saturday, January 5, 2019!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2018
Black Box Acting, Chicago's premier actor training program, today announced a change in ownership. Andrew Cutler, Amanda Fink and Eric Gerard will succeed co-founders and longtime co-owners Audrey Francis and Laura Hooper. Black Box will remain at its current headquarters at 2625 W. North Ave. near Chicago's Logan Square, Wicker Park and West Town neighborhoods. Francis and Hooper will remain active in the organization.
by BWW - Dec 20, 2018
Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/20/2018 for Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2018
Random Acts has announced the next #SafeSpace variety event for Today, December 18 at 7:30pm. The fundraiser, which will be held at Pride Arts Center (4139 N Broadway) will be hosted by Roy Samra. There is a suggested donation of $5 with proceeds benefiting Project Fierce Chicago.
by BWW Staff - Dec 17, 2018
There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2018
Random Acts has announced the next #SafeSpace variety event for Tuesday, December 18 at 7:30pm. The fundraiser, which will be held at Pride Arts Center (4139 N Broadway) will be hosted by Roy Samra. There is a suggested donation of $5 with proceeds benefiting Project Fierce Chicago.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2018
Black Button Eyes Productions concludes its 2018-19 season with the Chicago storefront premiere of EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL, a parody of Sam Raimi's classic Evil Dead horror films, with book and lyrics by George Reinblatt and music by Christopher Bond, Frank Cipolla, Melissa Morris and George Reinblatt.
by BWW Staff - Dec 10, 2018
There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.