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by TV Scoop - May 6, 2019
Find out what's happening on Food Network Fires Up The Competition This June, See What Is To Come Next Month and if it's a new episode, airing on ABC on Monday, May 6, 2019!
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2019
Marc Prince will assume the role of Josh, one-half of a gay male couple that invites a third man into their bed, in Pride Films and Plays' Chicago Premiere of S. Asher Gelman's AFTERGLOW. Prince has most recently been seen on Chicago stages in Hell in a Handbag's POSEIDON! and as Horse in THE FULL MONTY with Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre. In 2018, he played Sarge in Pride Films and Plays's YANK! A WWII LOVE STORY.
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2019
Artistic Director Mark Yonally and Chicago Tap Theatre (CTT) are proud to present Saving The World, a science fiction tap dance story show set to all-original music composed and performed live by Diana Lawrence, directed by Raphael Schwartzman, written by Slam Poetry Creator Marc Kelly Smith and choreographed by Yonally, June 8 - June 30, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 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 Today, March 9 at 7:30 pm.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 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 today, 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 - Mar 8, 2019
Williams Street Repertory (Founding Artistic Director, Richard Kuranda**), McHenry County's growing professional theater company, is excited to announce 'Emma! A Pop Musical,' is coming to the stage in downtown Crystal Lake this spring. This production is the first in a series of high profile theatre projects that will welcome talent from the region and around the world. This sparkling new musical based on Jane Austen's classic novel opens on March 29, 2019 and runs select dates through April 20, 2019 at Raue Center For The Arts.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2019
Located in the heart of Chicago,Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park, 200 North Columbus Drive, has introduced a variety of guestroom packages perfect for spring break vacations tailored to helping travelers experience all the wonder the Windy City has to offer. From all-encompassing experiences with trips to some of Chicago's hottest attractions, to an extended weekend trip, perfect for local staycations and travelers alike, Fairmont Chicago's new packages ensure each guest has a one-of-a-kind experience during their time in the city.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2019
Williams Street Repertory (Founding Artistic Director, Richard Kuranda**), McHenry County's growing professional theater company, is excited to announce 'Emma! A Pop Musical,' is coming to the stage in downtown Crystal Lake this spring. This production is the first in a series of high profile theatre projects that will welcome talent from the region and around the world. This sparkling new musical based on Jane Austen's classic novel opens on March 29, 2019 and runs select dates through April 20, 2019 at Raue Center For The Arts.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2019
Sideshow Theatre Company is pleased to welcome three new artistic associates to the company, and to announce the newest playwrights selected for its annual "The Freshness Initiative," the company's commissioning and new play development program, now in its fifth year.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2019
Cast announced for Midwest Premiere of Traci Godfrey's SWEET TEXAS RECKONING, opening June 7 at The Den. Comedy of a Texas native paying a visit home from New York with her new African-American wife will play throughout the Pride Month of June
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2019
Powerful drama: still made in America. Lynn Nottage's 2017 Pulitzer Prize-winning play Sweat opens tonight in its Chicago premiere at Goodman Theatre. Ron OJ Parson directs the collision of race, class and friendship at a pivotal moment in America-hailed as 'extraordinarily moving' (The New York Times) and 'passionate and necessary...a masterful depiction of the forces that divide and conquer us' (Time Out New York). Sweat marks the fourth Nottage play to be produced at the Goodman, following Crumbs from the Table of Joy (2006), Ruined (a 2008 world-premiere Goodman commission that earned the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama) and By the Way, Meet Vera Stark (2013). Sweat appears through April 14 in the Albert Theatre. Tickets ($20 - $80; subject to change) are available at Goodmantheatre.org/Sweat, by telephone at 312.443.3800 or at the box office (170 N. Dearborn).
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 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 - Mar 12, 2019
Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductee and Journey member Jonathan Cain releases his first new single of 2019, “More Like Jesus,” from Identity Records. Available at digital retailers and streaming outlets globally March 22 from The Fuel Music at https://the-fuel-music.lnk.to/morelikejesussingle, the song is from Cain's fourth new solo album in as many years. Set to release May 3, the new full-length album title, track listing and more will be revealed in the coming weeks.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2019
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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 26, 2019
Following the huge success of its all-“Chicago” Wednesday night lineup, NBC has renewed all three of its Windy City dramas – “Chicago Med,” “Chicago Fire” and “Chicago P.D.” – for the 2019-20 season.
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 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 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 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 News Desk - Apr 9, 2019
Spectra Venue Management at the Casper Events Center announces the postponement of the Old Dominion “Make It Sweet” Tour stop in Casper. The concert was originally scheduled for Wednesday, April 10th, however, due to a potentially record-breaking winter storm Wesley, venue staff and show management have come to the unfortunate decision to postpone the show to a later date. The reschedule date will be announced when finalized.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2019
Stone Soup Shakespeare announces Casting for Twelfth Night
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2019
Porchlight Music Theatre's final production in its 2018 - 2019 "lost" musicals in staged concert series is Porchlight Revisits Minnie's Boys,  with book by Groucho Marx's son Arthur Marx and Robert Fisher, music by Larry Grossman and lyrics by Hal Hackady with direction and choreography by Christopher Pazdernik and musical direction by Christie Chiles Twille.  Porchlight Revisits Minnie's Boys is presented for three performances Wednesday, May 22 at 7:30 p.m. and Thursday, March 23 at 2 p.m. and  7:30 p.m. at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2019
LowDown Brass Band (LDB) deftly synthesizes the gritty sounds of Chicago with the high-energy second-line street beat of the Crescent City. LDB brandishes a powerful brass frontline of trumpets, trombones, saxophones, with a funky backline of drums and sousaphone. Combining the poetic ferocity of Billa Camp with stellar vocal harmonies, adventurous improvisation, movement, and grooves, LDB creates an infectious and diverse sound that has something for every listener.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2019
Black Button Eyes Productions is pleased to announce casting for its Chicago premiere of GHOST QUARTET, an intriguing and entertaining song cycle by Dave Malloy, directed by Artistic Director Ed Rutherford, with music direction by Nick Sula and choreography by Derek Van Barham.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2019
Fresh off a wildly successful, two-year-plus run on his Stay Hungry Tour, Billboard's inaugural Comedian of the Year Sebastian Maniscalco is back with the You Bother Me tour, which is currently set to visit 12 cities in the U.S. and Canada throughout its fall run. Maniscalco performs at the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center, Saturday, Sept. 28. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 26 at Ticket Center Stage, by calling 937-228-3630, (toll-free) 888-228-3630 or online at www.ticketcenterstage.com.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2019
The Chicago Premiere of AFTERGLOW, an off-Broadway hit from 2017 exploring the emotional, intellectual, and physical connections between three men and the broader implications within their relationships, will be extended for an additional four weeks to meet demand.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2019
Sideshow Theatre Company and Rivendell Theatre Ensemble present the Midwest premiere of Selina Fillinger's breathtaking new drama SOMETHING CLEAN, directed by Lauren Shouse, playing June 16 - July 21, 2019 at Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2019
Hylton Performing Arts Center announced today its 2019-2020 season of mainstage performances, featuring a diverse lineup of artists and ensembles across genres, as part of Hylton Presents, Hylton Family Series, Matinee Idylls, and the American Roots Series. The Hylton Center also announced the first Hylton Center EXTRA! for the season: the husband and wife duo and banjo icons, B la Fleck and Abigail Washburn, in a special concert event featuring their unique blend of alternative bluegrass. Season subscriptions are on sale to Friends of the Hylton Center at HyltonCenter.org/preview or by phone at 703-993-7700. For the general public, subscriptions go on sale Wednesday, April 24 and single tickets on Thursday, August 1. More details are available at HyltonCenter.org.