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Based on the play Chicago by Maurine Dallas Watkins

Escrito por Fred Ebb y Bob Fosse, con mķsica de John Kander y letras de Fred Ebb, Chicago ha sido visto por mŠs de 17 millones de espectadores en todo el mundo, y ha recaudado la espectacular cifra de mŠs de 850 millones de důlares. Ambientado en medio de la extravagante decadencia de los aŮos 20, este musical cuenta la historia de Roxie Hart y Velma Kelly, dos mujeres ambiciosas encerradas por crŪmenes pasionales, que luchan por conseguir el favor de Billy Flynn, un famoso abogado que utiliza a la prensa sensacionalista para conseguir la libertad de sus clientes.

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Artists Announced for Rita Wilson's 'Liner Notes' Series at the Geffen
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Rita Wilson is bringing her vocal and songwriting talents to the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at the Geffen Playhouse this September for the third time. This limited engagement Spotlight Entertainment Series performance features Wilson and guest songwriters performing and telling the stories behind their songs in a cabaret setting. Guests songwriters include Jeff Barry, Kristian Bush, Desmond Child and Billy Steinberg, among others. (more...)

MB Business Capital Experiences Record Growth
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017


Queens Of The Stone Age 'The Way You Used To Do' Video Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

¬ďThe Way You Used To Do,¬Ē the recently released first single from Queens Of The Stone Age's ominously approaching seventh album Villains, has been realized as a fever dream Satanic dance ritual extravaganza¬ófeaturing QOTSA founder and frontman Joshua Homme lighter on his feet and darker in his soul than ever before. (more...)

Casting Announced For American Ballet Theatre's 2017 Fall Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Casting for American Ballet Theatre's 2017 Fall Season at the David H. Koch Theater was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief August 16th, 2017: Live #Ham4Ham Returns for HAMILTON LA Opening and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Aug 16, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Lin-Manuel Miranda will be hosting a live #Ham4Ham in celebration of opening night of HAMILTON in LA and more! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 16, 2017
by - Aug 16, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 16 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

World Premiere by Nilo Cruz to Headline Repertorio Espanol's 50th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Repertorio Espa√Īol - one of Off-Broadway's longest-running, continuous theaters, and the ONLY company that presents Spanish-language/English-translated plays in true repertory in NYC - will mark its 50th anniversary during the 2017-18 season with a roster of plays that demonstrate the company's ongoing commitment to presenting works that represent the diversity of its own 50-year canon, and the diversity of playwriting voices among contemporary and oft-forgotten writers of Spanish drama and literature worldwide. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - Improvised Jane Austen to Make Merry for Michaelmas
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Chicago Reader-recommended and a PerformInk Critic's Pick, Improvised Jane Austen performs on four Sundays this fall at the Blackout Cabaret in Piper's Alley. Starting off the holiday theater season early, the long-running all-female comedy team makes merry for Michaelmas, conjuring a tale on the spot in the style of the beloved 19th-century novelist. Headstrong heroines, cads and suitors, meddling mothers and merry misadventures culminate in a properly absurd British conclusion. Scroll down for a sneak peek! (more...)

Playwright Launches New Theatre Podcast YOUR PROGRAM IS YOUR TICKET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Award-winning playwright Sean Chandler takes you behind the scenes in his new podcast Your Program Is Your Ticket. The podcast features interviews with a wide range of artists from the New York theatre community (indie theatre to Broadway) and will also showcase nationwide and international talent. (more...)

New York Philharmonic to Premiere STAR WARS Film Concert Series This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

The New York Philharmonic will present the World Premiere of Star Wars Film Concert Series, September 15-October 7, 2017, featuring screenings of four complete films from the saga - A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, and The Force Awakens - with Oscar-winning composer John Williams's musical scores performed live to film. The concerts will be led by acclaimed conductor David Newman. (more...)

THE MERRY WIDOW, ROCKING HORSE WINNER and More Set for Opera Saratoga's 2018 Summer Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 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 The Spa Little Theatre 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...)

Upcoming Auditions in the Nashville Area for August 16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 16, 2017

Looking for a challenging role or to embark upon a new onstage adventure? Here is the latest audition information to come across the BroadwayWorld Nashville newsdesk. Want your audition information to be included? Send your information to (more...)

Daniel Johnston Expands Final Tour to NYC and LA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Today, Daniel Johnston, the iconic songwriter, performer and visual artist, announced additional shows for his rare, final tour across North America this fall. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - Hell in a Handbag's RUDOLPH THE RED-HOSED REINDEER Parody to Return This November
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Hell in a Handbag Productions will conclude its 15th Anniversary Season with its most popular show ever: the holiday hit RUDOLPH THE RED-HOSED REINDEER 2017 by David Cerda, directed by AJ Wright. Handbag's irreverent parody of the 1967 Rankin Bass children's television special will play November 25 - December 30, 2017 at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood. The press opening is Friday, December 1 at 7:30 pm. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the show below! (more...)

New Album from Guitar Legend Mike Stern 'Trip' to Be Released 9/8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Mike Stern, the Grammy-nominated guitarist and former member of Miles Davis' band, Steps Ahead, Jaco Pastorius' Word of Mouth, and The Brecker Brothers, will release Trip, his 17th album as bandleader on September 8, 2017. (more...)

USA Network & Universal Cable Confirm SUITS Spinoff Pilot Starring Gina Torees
by TV News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

USA Network and Universal Cable Productions (UCP) today announced that the Season 7 finale of SUITS, airing in the first quarter of 2018, will serve as a potential spinoff that would center around powerhouse lawyer Jessica Pearson (Gina Torres). (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Watch Trailer for New Doc SAMMY DAVIS JR.: I'VE GOTTA BE ME
by TV News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

The first trailer for Sam Pollard's documentary SAMMY DAVIS JR.: I'VE GOTTA BE ME has been shared today. The film will be presented as part of PBS's AMERICAN MASTERS series. Get a first look below! (more...)

Cast Complete for Hal Linden-Led THE PRICE in Extended Run at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces full casting for Arthur Miller's The Price, which has been extended to receive an additional week of performances due to popular demand. (more...)

TO MY UNBORN CHILD Opens Next Month at Philadelphia Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Forgotten by many and underexplored by current social justice movements, Fred Hampton was the exemplar of compassionate protest and humane policy. He found common ground between groups without compromising his values. He spoke out on education, revolution, racism, and more. (more...)

David Ramirez Premieres Video for 'Time' with The Independent
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

On September 8, the Austin-based songwriter David Ramirez will release We're Not Going Anywhere, the follow up to his 2015 breakthrough record Fables and second in partnership with Thirty Tigers (more...)

CBC to Broadcast Stratford Festival HD's MACBETH This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

The Stratford Festival's latest HD films, Macbeth and Love's Labour's Lost, are airing on CBC TV this month, giving Canadians across the country a chance to see the work of the country's landmark theatre during this special 150th anniversary year. (more...)

Norm Lewis to Ring in the Holidays at Feinstein's at the Nikko
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Tony Award nominee Norm Lewis rings in the holiday season at Feinstein's at the Nikko with Norm Lewis Wishes You a Swingin' Christmas on Friday, December 8 (8 p.m.), Saturday, December 9 (8 p.m.) and Sunday, December 10 (5 p.m.). (more...)

Broadway Star Turned Recording Artist Annie Baltic Releases 'All By Myself'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

From the Broadway stage to dance clubs all around the U.S., ANNIE BALTIC is a multi-talented force of musical nature, a fresh, contemporary young performer whose bold and freewheeling creative spirit transcends easy, common categorization. (more...)

Kitchen Theatre to Launch 2017-18 Season with New Comedy SMART PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Kitchen Theatre Company launches its 2017-2018 Season with Smart People, a sharp and provocative new comedy by Lydia R. Diamond. Summer L. Williams, Associate Artistic Director of Company One Theatre (Boston, MA), directs. Performances of Smart People begin at the Kitchen Theatre Company in The Percy Browning Theatre on September 3. (more...)

BWW TV: Get A First Look At TREVOR The Musical in Chicago
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 16, 2017

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, opens its 2017/18 season with the World Premiere of TREVOR the musical. The production is directed by Marc Bruni (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical on Broadway), with book and lyrics by Dan Collins, music by Julianne Wick Davis, music direction by Matt Deitchman, orchestrations by Greg Pliska and choreography by Josh Prince, by special arrangement with U Rock Theatricals. TREVOR the musical runs August 9 - September 17, 2017 in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The Press Opening is Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 7:30 pm (more...)

Music Institute of Chicago to Host Free Open Houses This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

The Music Institute of Chicago invites musicians of all ages and abilities to consider private instruction and group class opportunities with its highly respected faculty of professionals beginning in September. (more...)

American Theatre Critics Association Comments on Hedy Weiss Controversy, Fair Comment, Theaters' Rights & Diversity
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

The American Theatre Critics Association has released a statement on the Hedy Weiss controversy and all that it implies for critics, theaters and their rights, diversity and more. (more...)

Racquet Club Drops Video for 'Head Full of Bees' Off Self-Titled Debut Album
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Rise Records' very own Racquet Club has unveiled the compelling new visuals for their latest single ¬ďHead Full of Bees¬Ē off their debut self-titled album which drops¬†September 29th. The video is a collage of various footage including shots of the band and plenty of bees.¬† (more...)

Applications Open for The PIT's SOLOCOM 2017
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

After launching more than 400 national and international world-premiere solo comedies, The People's Improv is Theater is seeking submissions for SOLOCOM 2017, which runs November 16-19, 2017. Applications open today, August 16th, 2017. (more...)

'PAC the House' Monthly Variety Show at Pride Arts Center Premieres September 17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Pride Films and Plays today announced a new monthly series of shows spotlighting a cross-genre feast of queer and queer-ally local performers. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsals for Paul Rudnick's New Play BIG NIGHT at the Douglas
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Rehearsals have begun for the world premiere of Paul Rudnick's new play 'Big Night.' Directed by Tony winner Walter Bobbie ('Chicago' and 'Bright Star'), 'Big Night' begins previews September 10, opens September 16 and continues through October 8, 2017, at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

BWW TV: Back Behind Bars! Brandy Norwood Gets Ready for Her CHICAGO Return!
by TV - Press Previews - Aug 16, 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...)

New Immersive 1930s Sideshow CURIOSITIES Coming to NYC This October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Joining the explosion of fully immersive theater, Green Lite Productions presents CURIOSITIES, an intimate multi-sensory theatrical experience in which visitors traverse the tunnels of an illegal 1930s sideshow world full of bootleggers, deviants, performers, and misfits. (more...)

Matthew Aucoin's Opera CROSSING, Helmed by Diane Paulus, to Make New York Premiere at BAM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

BAM presents the New York premiere of Matthew Aucoin's acclaimed opera Crossing, an American Repertory Theater production directed by Diane Paulus, running October 3-8, 2017 at BAM Howard Gilman Opera House (30 Lafayette Ave). (more...)

Colin Mochrie and More to Host ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE Fundraiser at Second City
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Colin Mochrie, Deb McGrath and Kinley Mochrie are proud to host All You Need is Love, a fundraiser on Sunday September 10, 2017 on The Second City Mainstage. This family friendly show will support Welcome Friend Association's Rainbow Camp, a one-week camp for LGBTQ2+ and Allied youth, their siblings and children in Queer families. (more...)

BLUE MAN GROUP To Perform In Luxembourg On World Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

BLUE MAN GROUP will perform in Luxembourg from October 31 to November 5 at the Grand Theatre. (more...)

Peninsula Players Announce Internship Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

For 82 years, The Peninsula Players Theatre in Door County, Wisconsin, has thrived amidst the lush woods, vibrant bay and storied traditions that brother and sister founders, Caroline and Richard Fisher built upon in 1935. One of these honored traditions was their dream of a professional company where apprentices and interns learn by doing. (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...)

VIDEO: Brandy Norwood Talks Return to CHICAGO: 'Broadway Completely Changed My Life'
by TV News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Grammy Award winner Brandy Norwood stopped by NBC's TODAY to discuss her return to Broadway's Chicago in the role of Roxie Hart. 'I love Broadway,' shared the singer. 'It completely changed my life.' Watch the appearance in full below! (more...)

Is Liza Minnelli On Her Way Back to the Stage?
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Could Liza be gearing up for a return to the stage? Friend of Minnelli, Michael Feinstein told Closer Weekly: "She's talked about putting a show together that she'd like to do with me. Every time we meet, we discuss songs and come up with opening numbers. We'll see!" (more...)

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


Other Theatre's BARNEY THE ELF Musical to Return for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Other Theatre will continue its 4th season with the third revival of its holiday hit BARNEY THE ELF, a campy and irreverent musical comedy, written by Bryan Renaud with lyrics by Renaud and Emily Schmidt. After helming the 2016 production, Tommy Rivera-Vega returns to direct and choreograph.  (more...)

ABC Sales Secures Exclusive Domestic Rights of Remarkable Media's Unprecedented Aerial Technology Solutions
by TV News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

ABC's Regional Sports and Entertainment Sales team, a division of ABC National Television Sales, announced an exclusive relationship with Remarkable Media, an innovative aerial media and experiential company. (more...)

NY Public Library's Annemarie van Roessel on Rare Portraits from the Golden Age of Circus
by NYPL for the Performing Arts - Aug 16, 2017

BroadwayWorld continues our exclusive content series, in collaboration with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, which delves into the library's unparalleled archives, and resources. Below, check out a piece by Annemarie van Roessel, Assistant Curator of the Billy Rose Theatre Division of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, on: Rare Portraits from the Golden Age of Circus. (more...)

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...)

Smart City Makes First Corporate Donation for Steve Lieber Innovator Scholarship
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017


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 (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...)

THE CRUCIBLE to Get at the Truth as Steppenwolf for Young Adults' Season Opener
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Kicking off the 2017-2018 Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) season is Arthur Miller's The Crucible, directed by Jonathan Berry. Steppenwolf Education presents this American classic as part of the SYA season which asks, "When does a lie become the truth?" (more...)

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