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by TV News Desk - Feb 20, 2018
SMASHING PUMPKINS recreate their famous SIAMESE DREAM album cover with original models. The band posted the photo of the girls all grown up on their official instagram. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018
The award-winning horror / slasher film Murder in the Woods, directed and produced by Mexican filmmaker Luis Iga starring José Julián (A Better Life) and featuring distinguished actor Danny Trejo (Machete) has played to packed houses in Los Angeles, New York and Portland thus far and now will have its Midwest Festival Premiere at the renowned 34th Annual Chicago Latino Film Festival (CLFF), home of Latina writer and producer Yelyna De Leon. The film will play on Saturday April 7th at 9:15pm and Monday April 9th at 8:45pm. Get your tickets now before they sell out again. They are available here: http://bit.ly/mitwCLFFticketspr. 'I received the news while I was at Sundance and I couldn't contain the excitement. I want to thank Pepe Vargas (ILCC Founder & Executive Director) and the Chicago Latino Film Festival for being pioneers in reshaping how the world sees Latinos and Minorities in cinema. I'm honored and grateful to be part of this festival and thrilled to have the opportunity to showcase this film to the over 1.9 million Latinos that reside in Chicago,' said director and producer Luis Iga. CLFF began in 1985 and is produced by the International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago (ILCC), a pan-Latino, nonprofit, multidisciplinary arts organization dedicated to developing, promoting and increasing awareness of Latino culture among Latinos and other communities. The two-week Festival will take place from April 5 to April 19, 2018 and features opportunities for the audiences to participate in discussions with the directors at the screenings and at the series of special events highlighting the diversity of the Latino culture. 'Being a Latina born and raised on the Southside of Chicago in the Back of the Yards, attending Curie High as a performing arts theater major, who has attended this amazing festival in the past, I am humbly honored and thrilled to bring it back home and have it premiere in Chicago at the Chicago Latino Film Festival. As Latinos in Hollywood, we need all the support we can get from our communities to show Hollywood that we are done with stereotypes, so I am extremely grateful to festival director Pepe Vargas for his support. Mr. Vargas is a force who has always advocated for Latinos and Chicago native filmmakers and is very much a part of the change that Hollywood needs, by showcasing films like Murder in the Woods, which I wrote with non-stereotypical roles for Latinos to star in. The lead character is a strong Latina from Chicago and some of the songs in our film are by Latino Chicago natives, so I know that audiences will have a great time watching this film, and I can't wait to go back to my roots where it all started,' said writer and producer Yelyna De Leon. Murder in the Woods distinguishes itself as being an All-American horror / slasher film in English, with an All-Latino cast in non- stereotypical roles, created by Latinos with a story that is of universal interest. Critics give it '4.5 out of 5 stars' and call Murder in the Woods 'a fun, popcorn film' with a 'phenomenal storyline' that 'delivers on its promise in heaps.' The award-winning film had its Festival Premiere at the legendary 'Festival Internacional de Cine de Guadalajara en LA' (FICG in LA) at the TCL Chinese Theatres. Murder in the Woods has received six nominations and has won six awards including Best Film at the LA Skins Film Festival; Best Supporting Actor (Kade Wise), Best Sound Design and Best Soundtrack at the Macabre Faire Film Festival in New York; the Panavision New Filmmakers Grant and the Luminys Grant. The ensemble lead cast includes actors Jose Julian (A Better Life, Shameless), Jeanette Samano (ISA, Female Fight Squad), Chelsea Rendon (McFarland, USA), Catherine Toribio (Jane the Virgin), Jordan Diambrini (The Outfield) and Kade Wise (Lucifer). It also features Danny Trejo (Machete), Soledad St. Hilaire (Beatriz at Dinner), Kurt Caceres (Lawless Range) and Rolando Molina (American Dad!). 'Murder in the Woods' is a production of REZINATE Entertainment, founded by Luis Iga. REZINATE partnered up with Yelyna De Leon to produce this film. Both graduated with an MFA in Film and Television Production from the esteemed School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California (USC) where they met. About REZINATE Entertainment: REZINATE is an entertainment company founded by Luis Iga. The company is involved in the Production and Financing of audiovisual projects including Film, Television, Animation, Video Games and Virtual Reality. REZINATE has a global presence and clients and projects that are developed around the world. www.rezinate.com
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018
Transgressive Theatre-Opera announces the Finale to its 2017/2018 season, The School for Lovers!
by TV News Desk - Feb 20, 2018
Bill MacKay is a Drag City recording artist, composer, guitarist, and improviser based in Chicago. His creatively-charged songwriting, and unpredictable approach to the guitar have inspired a diverse and growing set of listeners & collaborators.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018
Court Theatre, under the continuing leadership of Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director Charles Newell, announces its 64th season.
by Jeremy Bustin - Feb 20, 2018
Teeming with emotionally-charged and nuanced performances, and led by Tony-award winning actress Trezana Beverley, Virginia Rep's RAISIN is a tour de force not to be missed. Audiences can see the Broadway-caliber masterwork through March 11 at Virginia Rep's November Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018
Pianist Ursula Oppens, originally scheduled to perform on the Chamber Music Society of Detroit's Midtown Series on March 2, has had to postpone her recital to Friday, May 11 at 8 PM. She will perform the originally scheduled program, Frederic Rzewski's "The People United Will Never Be Defeated!" at Schaver Music Recital Hall, located at 480 W. Hancock (between Cass & Second Avenues) in Detroit on the Wayne State University campus.  Tickets, all general admission, are priced at $30 for adults and $15 for students and are available online at www.CMSDetroit.org or by phone at 313-335-3300.  All tickets purchased for the March 2 recital will be honored on the rescheduled date.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018
The internationally renowned Lar Lubovitch Dance Company celebrates its 50th anniversary this spring with two programs at The Joyce Theater featuring the world premiere of Lar Lubovitch's Something About Night as well as signature works from the Company's vast repertory. The Company will be joined by the Martha Graham Dance Company and principals from The Joffrey Ballet, each performing seminal Lubovitch dances in honor of this milestone year. Performances are at The Joyce Theater April 17–22, 2018 (Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30pm, Thursday and Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm and 8pm, and Sunday at 2pm).
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018
The Actors Fund announced today that The Band's Visit has added a Special Benefit Performance for The Actors Fund. This benefit performance will be held on Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 7:30 pm at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street).
by TV News Desk - Feb 20, 2018
FIELD REPORT, the Wisconsin-based quartet founded and fronted by Chris Porterfield, have made their national TV debut on CBS This Morning Saturday Sessions, in advance of the upcoming album, SUMMERTIME SONGS. In anticipation of the new album, the band recently  premiered the first single, 'Never Look Back,' with Stereogum. 'Never Look Back' and an additional track, 'If I Knew,' are now available everywhere, as both singles and instant downloads when pre-ordering  Summertime Songs. A national tour will follow the release of the album.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018
fairlife, LLC, the health food company known for its high-protein ultra-filtered milk, is expanding its portfolio of milk products to include fairlife DHA Whole Milk, a creamy, ultra-filtered cow's milk with DHA Omega-3 fatty acids to support brain health. The new whole milk joins the company's 2% ultra-filtered milk with DHA to complete the collection. Today, both fairlife DHA products, formerly known as fairlife SuperKids, are available in 52-ounce bottles nationwide.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018
Jonathan Berry returns this spring to Steep to direct the U.S. premiere of Simon Stephens' Birdland. Stephens, who won the Tony and Olivier Awards for his The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, is Steep's Associate Playwright, and Birdland will be the fifth of his plays to be produced by the Edgewater ensemble. Steep Ensemble Member and Jeff Award-winning director Jonathan Berry recently directed Steppenwolf Theatre's You Got Older and The Crucible. Over the years, he has consistently produced some of Steep's most notable shows, including last year's sweeping epic Earthquakes in London and Laura Wade's Posh, which won the Non-Equity Jeff Award for Best Ensemble, and was nominated for Best Director and Best Production.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018
THE GREEN ROOM 42 presents Danny Marin and Kyle Coughlin in "Aftertaste of Love" on April 20 @ 7p. Aftertaste of Love is a musical tribute to the popular VH1 reality show Flavor of Love starring Flavor Flav of Public Enemy. Featuring songs by some of your favorite pop divas, Aftertaste of Love promises to get you in all of your feels. Who knows? Maybe a few surprise guests may show up for the party. Join us for the juke box musical you never knew you needed! "Aftertaste of Love" is directed by Lindsey Sherman, music directed by Rodney Bush.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018
Plácido Domingo, LA Opera's Eli and Edythe Broad General Director, has announced final details about the company's spring presentation of Christoph Willibald Gluck's landmark masterpiece, Orpheus and Eurydice, which will be conducted by James Conlon, the company's Richard Seaver Music Director. The new production, created by LA Opera in collaboration with Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Hamburg Staatsoper, is directed, choreographed and designed by John Neumeier and will feature the entire company of the Joffrey Ballet, one of the world's great dance companies.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018
Songstress Powerhouse Meghan 'Big Red' Murphy is a genre-defying, wise-cracking, sparkly gown-wearing, mic-dropping bombshell with a transformative voice and an old school style.
by Stage Tube - Feb 20, 2018
Video: New Trailer for Season Two of CBS All Access' THE GOOD FIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018
On March 1st, the Quin will debut a compelling exhibit in partnership with the New York Academy of Art. The collection, co-curated by DK Johnston and Heidi Elbers, Director of Exhibitions at the Academy, features work from seven of the prestigious graduate program's most accomplished alumni. The exhibit will be on view to the public at The Quin, located at the intersection of 57th Street and Sixth Avenue in Manhattan through April 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018
Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 2/18/2018.
by BWW Special - Feb 20, 2018
Welcome to this week's edition of BroadwayWorld's exclusive WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 2/18/2018.
by TV News Desk - Feb 20, 2018
International Queen of Burlesque, Dita Von Teese, announced today that she will be thrilling fans once again with her new 2018 'Dita Von Teese and the Copper Coupe' tour, in partnership with luxury vodka Absolut Elyx. The tour will feature stunning new acts inspired by Absolut Elyx with special guest performers including Gia Genevieve, Dirty Martini, Ginger Valentine, Jett Adore, Zelia Rose and more! Fans can expect an evening of glamour and seduction with Dita appearing in over 20 cities across the US. Ticket pre-sale starts today with public on-sale date of Friday February 23rd, tour dates and purchasing information is listed below.