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by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017
Building on the critical success of his 2011 production of Harold Pinter's Old Times, STC Artistic Director Michael Kahn will return to the British playwright's gripping realm of doubt and disquiet to direct a double bill of short plays. The Lover and The Collection will run from September 26-October 29 at the Lansburgh Theatre (450 7th Street NW).
by Michael Rabice - Sep 22, 2018
The quest to achieve the American dream is not a foreign concept, especially in today's society. But everyone's idea of what that dream entails can vary by sex, socioeconomic status and ethnicity. Clifford Odet's 1937 play  GOLDEN BOY examines one family's quest to dodge stereotypes and social status and rise with dignity in the process. Buffalo's Irish Classical Theatre  Company is presenting this fascinating play in a gut wrenching production.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2018
Ground-breaking Norwegian pop star Sigrid releases the highly-anticipated new single 'Sucker Punch,' following her critically acclaimed EP, RAW. Highlighting the breadth of Sigrid's maturing talent and aptitude for song writing, Sucker Punch cements the 22-year-old's rise to pop prominence.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2018
This Tony Award winning musical is making its way to Baum Walker Hall in February 2019!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017
The Garden of Unearthly Delights - the world's biggest carnival cultural playground - is back for 2018 with another announcement of world-class art. The beating heart of the Adelaide Fringe brings you an exceptional world-class program of over 100 shows across 31 days.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2018
Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) announced full casting for its upcoming production of We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South West Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915 by Jackie Sibblies Drury, co-directed by Hallie Gordon and Gabrielle Randle. It's the second of SYA's 2018-19 two-play season which asks, "When You Feel Lost, How Do You Find Your Way?" The cast features Will Alan (Actor 3/Another White Man), Taylor Blim (Actor 5/Sarah), Jeffrey Owen Freelon Jr. (Actor 2/Black Man), Michael Holding (Actor 1/White Man), Daniel Kyri (Actor 3/Another Black Man) and Jennifer Latimore (Actor 6/Black Woman).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017
Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport Avenue - will present The Hypocrites' production of DRACULA, directed by award-winner Sean Graney, from October 7th through November 5th, 2017. Press opening is Today, October 12th at 8pm. 
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2018
Victory Gardens Theater concludes its 43rd season with Mies Julie, written by Yael Farber, directed by Dexter Bullard, and adapted from August Strindberg's Miss Julie. Mies Julie runs May 25 - June 24, 2018, with the press performance on Friday, June 1, 2018 at 7:30pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue.
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2018
Lookingglass Theatre Company concludes its 30th Anniversary season with the world premiere of 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas adapted by David Kersnar and Althos Low, from the books by Jules Verne, directed by Ensemble Member David Kersnar. 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas runs May 23 - August 19, 2018 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. The Press Opening is Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2018
Victory Gardens Theater concludes its 43rd season with Mies Julie, written by Yael Farber, directed by Dexter Bullard, and adapted from August Strindberg's Miss Julie. Mies Julie runs May 25 - June 24, 2018, with the press performance today, June 1, 2018 at 7:30pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue.
by TV News Desk - Mar 8, 2019
In the last two years we have witnessed an incredible new talent inSigrid. From the tiny town of Ålesund in Norway, Sigrid's defiant pop was catapulted into the public consciousness with the zeitgeist defining 'Don't Kill My Vibe' in 2017 with a colossal mind, attitude and voice.  Today Sigrid releases her debut album Sucker Punch to critical acclaim, already praised across the board from the likes of NYLON, Paper, Rolling Stone, Fader, Elle, Billboard, NPR and more. The album includes the energetic 'Strangers,' as well as 'Dynamite,'' title single 'Sucker Punch,' and recent track 'Don't Feel Like Crying.'  The pop prodigy kicked off 2019 with a SOLD-OUT headlining NYC show at Brooklyn Steel, a performance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and continues the year supporting both George Ezra in March on his mammoth arena tour, and Maroon 5in June across UK and Europe; with more US tour date announcements from Sigrid coming soon.  
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2018
Actor's Express will co-produce A Doll's House, Part 2 by Lucas Hnath with Aurora Theatre. Fifteen years ago, Nora Helmer made the shocking decision to leave her husband and family, setting out on a new independent life.
by Review Roundups - Mar 5, 2019
The New Group and Vineyard Theatre present Jeremy O. Harris' 'Daddy,' with Alan Cumming, Tommy Dorfman, Fran Jaye, Kahyun Kim, Hari Nef, Ronald Peet and Charlayne Woodard, in a world premiere production directed by Danya Taymor opening tonight.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2019
St. Ann's Warehouse continues a season of powerhouse productions with the premiere of Enda Walsh's acclaimed adaptation of Max Porter's bestselling novel Grief Is the Thing with Feathers, April 20-May 12. Cillian Murphy (Peaky Blinders, Inception, Batman Begins) has reunited with Walsh, following his stunning turns in Misterman, Disco Pigs,and the original cast of Ballyturk.
by TV News Desk - Mar 19, 2019
While many bands may aspire to be timeless, or have a sound that transcends the whims of musical fashion, The Cranberries are one of the few to have achieved that. Play one of the Irish rock group's early anthems such as 'Linger' or 'Dreams,' and they sound as fresh - and deliver as much of an emotional sucker-punch - as when they captured a generation's hearts in the 1990s.
by TV News Desk - Mar 14, 2018
According to Variety,  Jon Hamm is in negotiations to star opposite Natalie Portman in Fox Searchlight's PALE BLUE DOT.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2018
Following universal critical acclaim, and a sold-out run at the Young Vic, producers Sonia Friedman Productions, Tom Kirdahy and Hunter Arnold are delighted to announce the West End transfer of the National Theatre and Young Vic co-production with Good Chance Theatre of Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson's The Jungle, directed by Stephen Daldry and Justin Martin. The production is set in Europe's largest unofficial refugee camp, the Calais Jungle, which in 2015, became a temporary home for more than 10,000 people. Previewing from 16 June, The Jungle will have an Opening Night on 5 July at the Playhouse Theatre. The first wave of tickets will go on general sale on 15 March.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2018
Over the course of ten days in April, The Koffler Centre of the Arts presents three literary luminaries in conversation with compelling hosts at three different Toronto venues: 2017 Man Booker Prize-winning Israeli author David Grossman appears at the Glenn Gould Studio on April 12; Governor General's Literary Award-winning Metis author Katherena Vermette - together with Coast Salish poet and author Lee Maracle - appears at CSI Annex on April 18; and author, cultural satirist, and American cultural icon Fran Lebowitz appears at Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema on April 21 and 22 (sold out).
by TV News Desk - Jun 13, 2018
Jon Hamm sits down with the women of the View, to chat his beginnings in Hollywood, his career as a theatre teacher, & more! Check out the clip below!
by Kelly Rogers Flynt - Jun 11, 2018
Hedwig and the Angry Inch at Arts West is one of the least passive audience experiences I've ever had. The dialogue and lyrics are clever and full of plays on words and popular culture references. Keep your ears perked to catch all of it, and a few might still slip by. But more than just vocabulary practice, Hedwig challenges your perceptions of norms, your comfort zone, and the very size of your heart. It will move you, tear at you, sucker punch you, make you laugh, and hold you in rapture. The show will leave you exhausted but hopeful and infinitely better than when you entered the doors.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2018
Lookingglass Theatre Company announces an extension of 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas adapted by David Kersnar and Althos Low, from the books by Jules Verne, directed by Ensemble Member David Kersnar. Due to high ticket demand, additional dates, August 30 - September 9, 2018, have been added. 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas plays at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. This marks the second and final extension of the production.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2018
Lookingglass Theatre Company announces an extension of 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas adapted by David Kersnar and Althos Low, from the books by Jules Verne, directed by Ensemble Member David Kersnar. Due to high ticket demand, additional dates, August 22 - 26, 2018, have been added. 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas plays at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2019
Playwrights Horizons presents the world premiere of If Pretty Hurts Ugly Must Be a Muhfucka, written by Tori Sampson, directed by Leah C. Gardiner, and choreographed by Raja Feather Kelly, February 15-March 31, 2019 in the Mainstage Theater at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2018
The New Colony is pleased to announce its sell-out world premiere THE LIGHT is adding three additional weeks of performances, extending through February 25, 2018 at The Den Theatre (2B), 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. Tickets for all performance are currently available at www.thenewcolony.org.
by TV News Desk - Jan 24, 2019
Dame Kristin Scott Thomas and Fiona Shaw CBE are set to guest star in series two of Phoebe Waller-Bridge's multi award-winning series Fleabag. The highly anticipated second series, which is produced by Two Brothers Pictures, will premiere on BBC Three this spring.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2019
Dame Kristin Scott Thomas and Fiona Shaw CBE are set to guest star in Series Two of Phoebe Waller-Bridge's multi award-winning series Fleabag. The highly anticipated second series, which is produced by Two Brothers Pictures, will premiere on BBC Three and Amazon Prime Video this spring.
by TV News Desk - Jan 23, 2019
Following last year's momentous 50th anniversary celebrations, The Isle of Wight Festival today announces the first artists for the 2019 event, which kicks off the British festival season on  13th - 16th June.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2019
Lookingglass Theatre Company presents the world premiere of Act(s) of God, by Ensemble Member Kareem Bandealy, directed by Ensemble Member Heidi Stillman. Act(s) of God runs February 13 April 7, 2019 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. The press performances are February 22 and February 23 at 7:30 p.m.
by TV News Desk - Jan 18, 2019
Today Norwegian pop star Sigrid releases defiant new single 'Don't Feel Like Crying', ahead of her highly anticipated debut album Sucker Punch, due out March 8, 2019 on Island Records. The 22-year-old's epic songs are tales of the unexpected; fearless musical collages and shout-outs to human resilience, “There's a romantic melancholy in the landscape,” says Sigrid. “And there's a certain grace to heartache, a sort of…epic grace! I love dramatic pop songs,” which is the foundation of Sigrid's extraordinary debut Sucker Punch. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019
Arlington's newest professional theatre company, Prologue Theatre, is launching its inaugural season in January 2019 with Heidi Schreck's Grand Concourse. This intimate four-character play challenges audiences to consider a variety of perspectives as the lives of Shelley, Emma, Oscar, and Frog intersect at a Bronx soup kitchen. The production will be performed at the Key Bridge Marriott, 1401 Lee Hwy, Arlington, VA 22209, from January 24 to February 17, 2019. Performances will begin at 8 pm on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays and at 2 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2018
Game on! The Chicago premiere of Sarah DeLappe's The Wolves, a 'smart, hilarious, delightful meditation on society, sex and soccer' (The Village Voice), directed by Vanessa Stalling, launches Goodman Theatre's 2018 Owen Theatre season. A 2017 Pulitzer Prize finalist, The Wolves follows a suburban girls soccer team as they navigate life's big questions and wage their own tiny battles-with all the 'bark and bite' (Vulture.com) of a pack of adolescent warriors. Hailed as 'one of the year's best plays' (The New York Times), The Wolves is DeLappe's break-out play that recently concluded an off-Broadway run at Lincoln Center Theater. Stalling directs the Chicago premiere with an all-Chicago company.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2018
Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA; Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) announces the full cast and creative team for William Shakespeare's tragicomedy The Winter's Tale, directed by OBIE Award-winner Arin Arbus. The production plays March 13-April 15, 2018, at Polonsky Shakespeare Center (262 Ashland Place), TFANA's home in the Brooklyn Cultural District.
by TV News Desk - Feb 18, 2019
BBC Music Sound of 2018 winner Sigrid has unveiled a floorfilling set of MK remixes of her latest hit, 'Don't Feel Like Crying', with the original already amassing over 2 million Spotify streams since release earlier this month.
by Drew Eberhard - Feb 17, 2019
A classic musical based on a novel of the same name by E.L. Doctorow, with a stunning book by Terrance McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty, and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens is something of a poignant resonance that the audience of Friday evening's performance was to bear witness to. Leading the cast of a whopping 45 people was Orchestra Conductor Joseph Scarborough. From the moment the overture began you were swept away into a moment in history not much unlike the current climate in which we find ourselves today. The actors hit the stage donning varying shades of white period pieces and they looked stunning. Props to the costume crew and Beverly Mercer for the stunning display that carried on throughout the production, donning actors/actresses in period wear is no easy feat and this is one truly worth commending.
by Julie Musbach - Feb 14, 2019
Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway production of the musical comedy Kiss Me, Kate, starring Tony Award winner Kelli O'Hara, begins preview performances today. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019
Lookingglass Theatre Company presents the world premiere of Act(s) of God, by Ensemble Member Kareem Bandealy, directed by Ensemble Member Heidi Stillman. Act(s) of God runs February 13 April 7, 2019 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. The press performances are February 22 and February 23 at 7:30 p.m.
by Drew Eberhard - Feb 10, 2019
A Blank stage is set to adorn a combination of a house on one side and what will soon become the work stations of the women in this production. On the projection behind the set were words written to strike a chord with incoming audience members, "If one woman were to tell the truth about her life, the world would split open." These wise words from Muriel Rukyster were the only thing standing between the audience and the works to be portrayed on the stage this night. In the program, Founder and Director Fran Powers wrote, "Directing These Shining Lives has been a project of the heart. "It is vitally important to keep honoring courageous women who sacrificed so much for others." This is the foundation of the Powerstories Theatre mission."With that the scene is set and a whirlwind 90 minutes set to no intermission was about to unfold in front of us.
by TV News Desk - Dec 7, 2018
Today, Sigrid announces her highly anticipated debut album Sucker Punch, set for release on March 1, 2019 on Island Records. The Norwegian pop star's experience over the last year has been the backdrop for her debut record. Her epic songs are tales of the unexpected; fearless musical collages and shout-outs to human resilience. Sigrid's debut album is now available for pre-order below.
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2018
Starz, a Lionsgate company (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), announced today that the eight-episode second season of the epic series 'American Gods' will premiere on Sunday, March 10th, 2019 at 8PM ET/PT on STARZ and will be available the same day on the STARZ App.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017
The New Colony will conclude its ninth season with the world premiere of Loy Webb's gripping romantic drama THE LIGHT, directed by Toma Langston, playing January 5 - February 4, 2018 at The New Colony's resident home, The Den Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017
Building on the critical success of his 2011 production of Harold Pinter's Old Times, STC Artistic Director Michael Kahn will return to the British playwright's gripping realm of doubt and disquiet to direct a double bill of short plays. The Lover and The Collection will run from September 26-October 29 at the Lansburgh Theatre (450 7th Street NW).
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017
Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport Avenue - will present The Hypocrites' production of DRACULA, directed by award-winner Sean Graney, from October 7th through November 5th, 2017. Press opening is Thursday, October 12th at 8pm. 
by TV News Desk - Aug 2, 2017
In November 2016, Sam Shepard's Pulitzer-Prize winning play Buried Child debuted on THIRTEEN's Theater Close-Upseries.  In tribute to Shepard, who passed away last week at age 73, THIRTEEN is presenting a special encore presentation ofBuried Child airing in New York Friday, August 4 at 9 p.m. ET on THIRTEEN. Actress Blythe Danner hosts the broadcast.  Director Scott Elliott's acclaimed production by The New Group is available to stream online now for those within the New York metro area. 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2018
Actor's Express Presents A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 by Lucas Hnath in a co-production with Aurora Theatre. Written by the author of last season's The Christians, A Doll's House, Part 2 was one of the biggest smash hits of the 2017 Broadway season and was unanimously cheered by audiences and critics alike.
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Aug 1, 2018
Every once in a while, you discover a book so precious and breath-taking, it takes you completely by surprise. 2018's sucker punch for me was the recently released WILLA OF THE WOOD by Robert Beatty. I had never read Beatty's best-selling Serafina series. I bought the first two books digitally when they were on sale and then waited for the third book, thinking it would be the final book. (It's not). Now I own all three and am itching to dive in because I love WILLA so much. I wasn't expecting it, to be completely honest. I was expecting an interesting book that didn't fall far outside of the ordinary.  I didn't expect to fall into a book hangover upon finishing. I didn't expect to fall so head over heels deeply in love. I didn't anticipate the heavy emotions pouring through me as I came to the last page. I haven't loved a middle-grade novel this much since THE GIRL WHO DRANK THE MOON by Kelly Barnhill, which went on to win the prestigious Newbery Award. I'm really rooting for the Newbery committee to give WILLA an honor or the big win for this year's releases.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2019
Compagnia de' Colombari, an international collective of performing artists founded and directed by Karin Coonrod,celebrates the bicentennial of the birth of America's most influential poet, Walt Whitman, with a revival of their acclaimed production More Or Less I Am. Performances begin May 18, 2019 at multiple venues throughout the five boroughs, with most performances being free and open to the public. More information can be found at www.colombari.org.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2019
PicaPica are pleased to announce their debut album Together & Apart, set for release on June 7th, 2019 via Rough Trade Records.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2019
Lively McCabe Entertainment Co-President Michael Barra proudly announces the expansion of their Columbus Circle office with the hiring of two key executives, Darnetha Lincoln M'Baye and Molly Israel Paul. Ms. M'Baye has joined the company as VP, Head of Music and will be responsible for managing the company's content partnerships with the major music publishers, as well as overseeing the packaging of all music intellectual property elements into the company's stage, film, and television development slates. Also joining Lively McCabe this month is Molly Israel Paul, who will serve as Creative Executive, focusing on the development of new plays adapted from existing IP for the company's exclusive HollyWay collection at Dramatists Play Service. Lively McCabe is also pleased to announce that Jen Bender and Allison Bressi will begin working with the company this month as Creative Development Consultants and will each oversee the development of select stage musicals on behalf of the company.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2018
Victory Gardens Theater concludes its 43rd season with Mies Julie, written by Yael Farber, directed by Dexter Bullard, and adapted from August Strindberg's Miss Julie. Mies Julie runs May 25 - June 24, 2018, with the press performance on Friday, June 1, 2018 at 7:30pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue.