Chicago on Tour


Photo Flash: ROCK AND ROLL MAN Celebrates Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2017

A bevy of New York talent and Broadway producers mingled with guests in New Hope, PA, during the cast party held at Hotel du Village following the opening night performance of Rock and Roll Man: The Alan Freed Story , a Caiola Production, making its world premiere at Bucks County Playhouse through October 1, 2017. (more...)

Celebrating the Iconic Maine Lobster Industry on National Lobster Day
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2017

PRNewswire/ For the third year in a row the Maine Lobster industry is gearing up to celebrate National Lobster Day on September 25 th. Maine Lobster is an American icon that has been enjoyed by diners across the world for centuries. As the catch continues to increase, there has also been an increase in popularity of the famed crustacean with the influx in demand for lobster rolls, and as chefs look for new ways to incorporate it into unique dishes and pair it with fresh flavors such as basil and ginger. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, September 23- Remembering Bob Fosse
by Stage Tube - Sep 23, 2017

Today we remember Bob Fosse, who passed away on this day in 1987. (more...)

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Meet HAMILTON's New Aaron Burr (Sir), Daniel Breaker!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Sep 23, 2017

Daniel Breaker needs not wait for it any longer. Hamilton has a new Aaron Burr on Broadway, and this #Hamvet has his act down pat. Breaker joins the New York company after starring in the Chicago production, where he took over as the revolutionary rival after Wayne Brady departed the cast. Now he's chatting with BroadwayWorld about his new home at the Richard Rodgers and his long road to Hamilton. (more...)

Scoop: NBC PRIMETIME on NBC - 9/23-10/8
by TV Scoop - Sep 22, 2017

Get all the scoop on NBC PRIMETIME, airing on NBC on 9/23-10/8, 2017! (more...)

Broadway's Chester Gregory Joins the Cast of Kansas City Repertory's FENCES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Fresh off an 8-month run starring as Berry Gordy in Motown: The Musical, Gary, Indiana native Chester Gregory has been added to the cast of the Kansas City Repertory production of August Wilson's FENCES. (more...)

Linda Eder, Sleeping Beauty, Elvis Show and More Set for THE CENTER's 2017-18 Season in Coral Springs
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

THE CENTER, formerly known as the Coral Springs Center for the Arts, is launching a music-packed 2017-18 season next month with an exciting, diverse, audience-wowing array of concerts, shows and events. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Steppenwolf for Young Adults: THE CRUCIBLE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 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? Public performances for The Crucible are Saturday, October 7 at 3pm and 7:30pm; Sunday, October 8 at 3pm; Friday, October 13 at 7:30pm; Saturday, October 14 at 3pm and 7:30pm; and Saturday, October 21 at 3pm and 7:30pm in the Downstairs Theatre. The press performance is Saturday, October 7 at 3pm. Weekday performances are reserved for school groups only. Tickets to public performances ($20; $15 with student I.D.) are currently on sale through Audience Services (1650 N Halsted St), 312-335-1650 and steppenwolf.org. (more...)

Fazerdaze Shares 'Bedroom Talks' Video via Gorilla vs. Bear
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

New Zealand-based songwriter and producer Fazerdaze, a.k.a. Amelia Murray, released her debut album earlier this year entitled Morningside, and today she shares a charming DIY music video for 'Bedroom Talks.' Filmed on an iPhone during a recent trip to New York City, and edited by Murray herself, 'Bedroom Talks' is premiering now via Gorilla vs. Bear (more...)

League of Chicago Theatres Launches HOT TIX Program
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

The League of Chicago Theatres announces two neighborhood pop-up Hot Tix locations: at the Hyde Park Jazz Festival, September 23-24, 2017 and Andersonville Arts Week, October 13-15, 2017. (more...)

Harris Theater Welcomes New President and CEO, Patricia Barretto
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

The Joan W. and Irving B. Harris Theater for Music and Dance announced today the appointment of Patricia Barretto as its new Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols President and Chief Executive Officer Endowed Chair, effective immediately. (more...)

ShawChicago presents THE DEVIL'S DISCIPLE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

ShawChicago starts its twenty-fourth season with George Bernard Shaw's American Revolution work, The Devil's Disciple. This play, capturing classical American resistance, takes place Oct. 14 - Nov. 6 at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60610. 'It's an American history lesson about our revolution,' says director Robert Scogin. (more...)

Rusty Schwimmer to Star in Return of HELLCAB at The Agency Theater Collective
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

The Agency Theater Collective announces the Chicago holiday classic Hellcab, starring Rusty Schwimmer, written by Will Kern and directed by The Agency's Managing Director Sommer Austin playing at the Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave., November 11 December 17. (more...)

Screaming Females Release New Single 'Black Moon' + Nat'l Fall Tour Kicks Off Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Over six albums and more than a decade of touring, Screaming Females have remained deeply individual and steadfastly DIY. With every album the band's creativity, chops and perseverance is outdone only by their devoted fanbase. (more...)

BWW Photo Exclusive: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Celebrates Opening at the Paramount
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Paramount Theatre presents a rollicking 2017-18 BroadwaySeries opener with Million Dollar Quartet, the wildly popular rock and roll musical that played more than 2,500 performances in Chicago. BroadwayWorld has exclusive photos from the opening festivities below! (more...)

Warm Brew Release Newest Song 'Small Victories'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Today, Red Bull Records recording trio Warm Brew releases their newest single, Small Victories, produced by Grammy nominated producer SwiffD. The song marks the latest release from the LA natives in advance of their upcoming untitled second album on Red Bull Records, is available now on all DSPs. (more...)

Amadou & Mariam's 'La Confusion' Out Today via Because Music
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

La Confusion, the highly anticipated ninth full-length LP from Malian musical duo and Grammy-award nominees Amadou & Mariam, is out today on Because Music. (more...)

Raul Esparza, Zainab Jah, Daniel Jenkins, & Lisa Kron Join BANNED TOGETHER At Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Dramatists Legal Defense Fund's Banned Together: A Censorship Cabaret welcomes Ra l Esparza (Law & Order: SVU), Zainab Jah (Broadway's Eclipsed), Daniel Jenkins (Oslo, Billy Elliot) and Lisa Kron (book/lyrics for Broadway's Fun Home). (more...)

MCC Theater Extends Transgender-Themed CHARM Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

MCC Theater has announced the extension by popular demand of the acclaimed transgender-themed play Charm - inspired by the real-life story of Miss Gloria Allen. (more...)

Brandon Bennett to Star in ELVIS: MY WAY at the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Artists Lounge Live presents ELVIS: MY WAYdebuting in St. Louis at the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza November 2-5. (more...)

Hoodie Allen Drops New Single 'Ain't Ready' + LP Out 9/29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Hoodie Allen will release his highly anticipated third studio album The Hype next Friday, September 29th. In anticipation, he releases new single Ain't Ready today a melodically masterful change of pace highlighted by an acoustic bass an addictive hook. (more...)

Josh Ritter's New Album 'Gathering' Out Now to Critical Acclaim
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

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Frank Iero & the Patience's New EP 'Keep The Coffins Coming' Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Today, FRANK IERO and the PATIENCE released their new EP, Keep The Coffins Coming. The four-track EP was recorded with Frank Iero's lifelong hero, the iconic Steve Albini (Nirvana, Pixies, PJ Harvey), at Electrical Audio in Chicago, IL. (more...)

Cold Cave Release New Song & Music Video for 'Glory'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Cold Cave have returned with their first new music since last Fall's The Idea of Love picture disc 7 (Heartworm). Titled Glory, it is a bit of a departure from those songs; it's a glossy track featuring sparkly synths and woeful vocals in Cold Cave's signature chilly croon. (more...)

Forecast5 Announces Launch of New Monthly Financial Reporting Model
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

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Toyota and VH1 Save The Music Foundation's Music Education Program Features Performance by Imagine Dragons
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Toyota, VH1 Save The Music Foundation and Life is Beautiful Music & Art Festival, joined by GRAMMY Award-winning rock band and Las Vegas natives Imagine Dragons, presented three Las Vegas area schools with a $40,000 music education grant that will provide music instruments to enhance each school's music programs and expand student participation. (more...)

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 9/22/2017
by BWW - Sep 22, 2017

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 9/22/2017. (more...)

Blank Range Touring With Jessica Lea Mayfield and Tyler Childers
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Last month, Nashville's Blank Range released their debut album Marooned With The Treasure via Sturdy Girls Records distributed by Thirty Tigers. The band have just been named one of Rolling Stone's 10 New Country Artists You Need To Know. (more...)

The Maine Release Music Video For 'How Do You Feel?'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

A little over five months since the release of album Lovely Little Lonely, The Maine transforms track How Do You Feel? into their third single off the record by way of music video. (more...)

Felly Confirms Fall Tour And Select Support Dates With T-Pain
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Rising hip-hop artist Felly confirms his tour dates this fall with shows including San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Denver, Los Angeles and more. The shows are in support of his latest studio album, Wild Strawberries, which was released last month via Cinematic Music Group. (more...)

Shows at Goodman, Victory Gardens, Drury Lane, Steppenwolf and More Set for Chicago Theatre Week 2018
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Chicago Theatre Week (#CTW18), an annual celebration of the rich tradition of theatre-going in Chicago, will take place February 8 18, 2018, spanning a week and two full weekends. (more...)

Leanne Cabrera Joins ROMANCE OF THE WESTERN CHAMBER as Jessica Wu Leaves for Broadway's MISS SAIGON
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Romance of the Western Chamber, the musical adaptation (in English) of the fabled Chinese classic Xi Xiang Ji, which opened last Saturday, September 16 at TADA! (located at 15 W. 28th Street, 3rd Floor), will welcome Signature Theatre alum Leanne Cabrera (Emotional Creature) to the company. (more...)

R&B Singer Kenny Lattimore Reveals Album Cover Photographed by D-Nice
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Grammy-nominated R&B mainstay, Kenny Lattimore reveals cover art, photographed by famed DJ, photographer D-Nice whom began his career in the mid-1980s with hip hop group Boogie Down Productions. (more...)

The Joffrey Ballet Named Resident Dance Company at the Lyric Opera House
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Lyric Opera of Chicago and The Joffrey Ballet today announced that Joffrey will become the resident dance company at the Lyric Opera House (20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago) at the start of the 2020/21 Season. (more...)

Lights' New Album 'Skin&Earth' Out Now To Critical Acclaim
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Alt-pop phenom Lights' new album Skin&Earth is out worldwide today via Warner Bros. Records. Her fourth studio album, Skin&Earth serves as Lights' most ambitious project yet, being released alongside a companion comic book series of the same name created, written and illustrated in full by Lights (more...)

Victory Gardens & Emerald City Theatre Announce 'Play Pals' Workshop Dates
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater and Emerald City Theatre will continue to provide Play Pals, a theater experience for the whole family, throughout the 2017-2018 Season. During designated matinees, children ages 4-11 will engage in critically-acclaimed theater education workshops from Emerald City Theatre while their parents attend performances at Victory Gardens Theater. (more...)

Links Taproom to Host 'F U Hate' Event for LGBTQ+ and Immigrant Children's Rights Charities
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Links Taproom - an All-American craft beer and sausage focused neighborhood bar located at 1559 N Milwaukee Ave in Wicker Park - will host a massive fundraising 'F U Hate' event for LGBTQ+ & immigrant children's rights charities on Sunday, October 1. (more...)

Shook Twins Release New Track + EP Out 11/3 + On Tour Now
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

The Portland-based indie folk group Shook Twins has released their track Mad Scientist via No Depression. The track appears on their forthcoming EP, 2, out November 03, 2017. (more...)

Scoop: ME, MYSELF & I on CBS - Monday, October 9, 2017
by - Sep 22, 2017

Get all the scoop on ME, MYSELF & I, airing on CBS on Monday, October 9, 2017! (more...)

Janelle Kroll Releases 'Blush' ft. Aalias | Track Advances Forthcoming EP 'Pretty Lie To Me'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

As she looks ahead to the release of her new EP, Pretty Lie To Me, this October, soulful indie pop singer/songwriter JANELLE KROLL is dropping a new single, 'Blush,' today, September 22 via NYC indie label Lokal Legend. (more...)

Pianist Deanna Witkowski Presents Trio Arrangements of 14 Hymns on 'Makes the Heart to Sing: Jazz Hymns'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Grace, serenity, and rhapsody are on abundant display throughout the 14 songs pianist Deanna Witkowski performs with her trio on 'Makes the Heart to Sing: Jazz Hymns,' set for release November 3 on Tilapia Records. (more...)

BWW Review: SIMPATICO at McCarter Rocks
by Sarah Vander Schaaff - Sep 22, 2017

SIMPATICO, A Red Orchid Theatre production, now on stage at McCarter Theatre Center, comes to Princeton just three months after its playwright, Sam Shepard died. But from the start, even in the dark and before the electric Michael Shannon speaks his first lines, the air is charged with the spirit of the prolific playwright. Something unexpected is going to happen. (more...)

Williams Street Repertory presents LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, 10/6
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Williams Street Repertory is excited to bring a gleefully gruesome Broadway smash musical to downtown Crystal Lake with their upcoming production of Little Shop of Horrors. This campy musical based on the 1960s cult horror film opens on October 6, 2017 at Raue Center For The Arts and runs select dates through October 29, 2017. (more...)

WAITRESS Tour to Hold Columbus Auditions to Search for 'Lulu'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

The Tony-nominated musical WAITRESS will make its Columbus premiere at the Ohio Theatre November 7-12, and is holding auditions to find two young girls to perform the role of Lulu for the duration of the Columbus engagement. (more...)

Dance for Life Raises $233,000 at Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Chicago Dancers United (CDU), which mobilizes Chicago's dance community by raising funds through dance, welcomed nearly 2,300 guests at the 26th annual Dance for Life Chicago performance August 19 at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Pkwy. Approximately 600 guests attended a pre-performance gala reception at the Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Avenue. From a combination of ticket sales, sponsorships and contributions, Dance for Life Chicago raised more than $233,000 to support Chicago Dancers United's The Dancers' Fund, which provides assistance to members of the dance community coping with critical health and life issues, and the AIDS Foundation of Chicago. (more...)

Studio C Artist and Combined Artform present TOLSTOY IN SUFFOLK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Studio C Artist and Combined Artform present TOLSTOY IN SUFFOLK, written and directed by Robert Allan Ackerman, featuring Stephen Caffrey & JD Cullum, opening October 20th running through November 19th at Studio C - 6448 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90038. (more...)

Photo Flash: Barrel of Monkeys presents THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Holiday Stories
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Barrel of Monkeys celebrates the season with THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Holiday Stories, a festive line-up of stories written by kids and inspired by the holidays, winter, elves, gift-giving and much more! THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Holiday Stories will play Mondays at 8 pm plus a special weekend of added holiday performances from December 4 December 23, 2017 at the Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago. Directed by Artistic Director Brandon Cloyd, THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA features stories conceived and written by Chicago elementary school students and adapted for the stage and performed by Barrel of Monkeys Company Members. Tickets are available at www.barrelofmonkeys.org or by calling (773) 506-7140. (more...)

Cumbe's Opening Day Celebration at New RestorationART Home Postponed
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Cumbe: Center for African and Diaspora Dance (Cumbe), a thrilling and diverse dance studio championing African Diaspora dance and music, postpones its scheduled September 23 opening-day community celebration. The in-studio community celebration will still take place at a later date, to be confirmed. The start of classes is also postponed and will not commence on Monday September 25. While the renovation is close to completion, important details are still being addressed, resulting in an unexpected delay. (more...)

Gryffin Releases 'Love In Ruins ft Sinead Harnett' (Remixes) Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Multi-instrumentalist and producer, Gryffin releases a new remix bundle of his single 'Love In Ruins ft Sinead Harnett' which is available now across all digital music platforms featuring official remixes from Leon Lour, Zikomo and LuxLyfe. (more...)

LA FEMME Announces 'America Tour 2017' Tour Dates with Ticketmaster
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

French surf-noir band LA FEMME announces their upcoming Fall AMERICA TOUR today via Brooklyn Vegan. (more...)

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