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by Linnae Medeiros - Nov 13, 2019
We asked, and you answered! To celebrate the importance of arts in education, we asked BroadwayWorld readers to let us know which shows their high schools are performing this fall. We've now gathered some of the most popular answers for you to enjoy, with roles ranging from classics like 42nd Street and Fiddler on the Roof to newer additions like Legally Blonde and Bright Star! Check them all out!
by Juan Michael Porter II - Nov 13, 2019
While I look forward to observing their world premieres, I am excited beyond words to experience 'Con Brazos Abiertos'' again. It literally deserves to make the best dance performance list of any year.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
Hennepin Theatre Trust is presenting a variety of holiday shows this year to celebrate the Twin Cities holiday season at the Orpheum, State, and Pantages Theatres. The season starts Twin Cities-favorite The New Standards who will once again bring jazz, humor and special guests to their annual holiday show. Best-selling pianist Jim Brickman performs holiday favorites and number-one songs in A Christmas Celebration. The Minneapolis-based vocal group The Blenders celebrate 30 years with their Holiday Soul Tour. Finally, Sounds of Blackness: The Night Before Christmas will showcase the Grammy Award-winning vocal group's talents with a festive, family-friendly performance.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
Different Stages opens its 2019 - 2020 season with Mary Shelley's Frankenstein adapted by Patrick Sandford. Victor Frankenstein, a brilliant and ambitious young student, discovers the secret of creating life from the remains of the dead. But elation at his triumph is replaced by horror when he sees his monstrous creation. Abandoned by the one who made him, Frankenstein's Creature is left to a world that fears and rejects him, and soon his innocence turns to misery - and a murderous desire for revenge...
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is excited to present an encore presentation of our 2018 production of A Charlie Brown Christmas as part of our 2019 Holiday Series! Created by Charles M. Schulz, based on the television special by Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson, this stage adaptation by Eric Schaeffer is presented by special arrangement with Arthur Whitelaw and Ruby Persson, and will be directed by Resident Artist James McHale. A Charlie Brown Christmas will preview from December 6th through 8th; regular performances will begin December 12th and continue through December 29th on the Fyda-Mar Stage at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
The Conspirators invite you to end 2019 with a bang and Rand/Schultz! Chicago's favorite Neo-Commedians are happy as little elves to present Ayn Rand's a?oeIt's a Wonderful Lifea?? as Performed by The Conspirators Under the Direction of Debbie Wasserman Schultz Written by Sid Feldman and directed by Wm. Bullion, Rand/Schultz is an hour-long cabaret satire that highlights the irreverent antics and punk-rock nihilistic tragicomedy The Conspirators are becoming known for. The show runs for TWO NIGHTS ONLY, Friday and Saturday, December 20-21 at 8:00 pm at The Charnel House, 3421 W. Fullerton Ave. in Chicago.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
Highly acclaimed for their uncanny portrayal of the legendary comedy duo, Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise, talented actors Ian Ashpitel and Jonty Stephens return to London's West End as Eric & Ern at The Duke of York Theatre on St Martin's Lane on 2nd and 9th February 2020.
by TV News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
Harry Styles has announced a 2020 world tour, 'Love On Tour,' in support of his upcoming album Fine Line. The extensive run of shows will begin in April in the UK and will travel across Europe and NORTH AMERICA before concluding in Mexico in October. Check out the tour trailer below!
by TV News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
Multiplatinum award-winning Latin superstar Prince Royce announces the United States leg of his ALTER EGO Tour. The 40+ city run that kicks off in Seattle, Washington on March 4th, marks his largest-ever tour of the country, including stops at the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, The Forum in Los Angeles and Prudential Center in Newark as well as in other markets where Royce has never performed, such as Boise, Idaho; Portland, Oregon; and Minneapolis, Minnesota.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
The Milano Green Jazz Scene, featuring live jazz by Jason Prover & The Sneak Thievery Quartet (Sleep No More, Jazz Age Lawn Party), will take over the popular midtown venue Haswell Green's from 9pm-Midnight, every Monday night, starting November 18th, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
The New School announced today that acclaimed percussionist, Ian Rosenbaum, has joined the faculty of Mannes School of Music.
by Cindy Marcolina - Nov 13, 2019
Former Artistic Director of The Other Palace and full-time producer Paul Taylor-Mills opened a new theatre back in August. Well known for his productions of cult musicals, he's now brought a new version of High Fidelity to his own Turbine Theatre. We jumped on the phone to have a chat with him right after press night to hear about his job as a producer and the noise that surrounds his shows.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
The Cleveland Orchestra's annual Christmas Concerts are a local tradition, and Severance Hall is a dazzling wintertime destination for families and friends across Northeast Ohio. On Friday, December 13, this year's series of a dozen concerts conducted by Richard Kaufman begins amidst the holiday splendor of Severance Hall, featuring The Cleveland Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, Cleveland Orchestra Children's Chorus, Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus Chamber Ensemble, Blossom Festival Chorus, and three guest choruses a?" Wooster Chorus from The College of Wooster, Cleveland State University Chorale, and Ursuline College Choir.
by TV News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
The Toronto Film Critics Association (TFCA) is pleased to announce long-serving unsung hero of the Toronto International Film Festival, Michèle Maheux, as the recipient of this year's Technicolor Clyde Gilmour Award.
by TV News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
NBC celebrates the holiday season in style with its hugely popular “Christmas in Rockefeller Center” special on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 8-10 p.m. ET/PT. 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
The Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago celebrates its 23rd Broadway anniversary tomorrow, Thursday, November 14th. The production is now playing at Broadway's Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St.).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
When German star, comedian Max Ehrlich, and his best friend, composer Willy Rosen were caught in Holland in 1942 and sent to the Westerbork Transit Camp, the commandant recognized Max and made him an offer he couldn't refuse: Every Monday night before the train leaves for Auschwitz the next morning, Max and Willy will do a cabaret.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
Chicago musical favorite Russ Goeltenbodt, hailed as 'moving' and 'engaging' by New York's Cabaret Scenes Magazine, celebrates his 1st Year Anniversary as Drew's On Halsted's resident singer with his enormously successful musical cabaret nights.
by TV News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
Get thread-y for it! NBC has announced the 10 makers vying for the title of “Master Maker” and a $100,000 grand prize on Season 2 of “Making It,” returning Monday, Dec. 2 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
by Jim Munson - Nov 13, 2019
Filmmaker Robert Townsend is a born entertainer, and his solo show a?oeLiving the Shufflea?? is perhaps more than anything about the pleasure of his company. He seems so comfortable onstage, knowing precisely how to scale his performance to the size of the room, how to punctuate a laugh line for maximum effect, when to pull back a bit to give the material some room to breathe, that it's startling to realize it's been decades since he's done live performance. He first came to national prominence with his groundbreaking, satirical 1987 film, a?oeThe Hollywood Shufflea?? from which his stage show obviously takes its name. In the intervening years, Townsend has had a prolific career as an actor-writer-director-producer in film and TV. Based on the evidence currently onstage at The Marsh Berkeley, it's lucky for us that he's turned his focus to live theater.
by TV News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
A spectacle like no other awaits millions as the 93rd annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade®, the nation's most cherished holiday tradition, once again kicks off the holiday season. Millions of families will tune in to watch the excitement unfold on Thursday, Nov. 28 as Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Al Roker of NBC News' a?oeTODAYa?? host the broadcast from 9 a.m.-noon in all time zones that will also include a special debut performance from her new album Courage by the incomparable Celine Dion. 
by TV News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
On November 13th, TuneIn will debut its latest original podcast - Place In Sound. The series will focus on the musical DNA of one city, exploring its history, trailblazers and current landscape. On the first season of Place in Sound, DJ and radio host Anthony Valadez (KCRW, FUSE TV, TuneIn) explores the musical DNA of Chicago. The entire series can be heard now on TuneIn or listen to episodes released weekly via Apple Music, Spotify, and Stitcher.
by TV News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
The Los Angeles based alt-indie band Run River North will kick off the new year with a US tour, starting locally in Santa Ana, CA (Constellation Room on January 14), and taking them full circle to close the run in Los Angeles at The Lodge Room on February 22.  The tour is to support the recently released EP Monsters Calling Home, Vol. 2, which includes their biggest, boldest, best song to date, “Wake Up.”
by TV News Desk - Nov 12, 2019
As previously announced, the Jesus Lizard will be playing select shows in December.    The run includes a New Year's Eve show at New York City's Brooklyn Steel. Today Detroit's Protomartyr have been added to the bill.  All shows are listed below. 
by TV News Desk - Nov 12, 2019
WGN America announced today that the second season of the comedic procedural series “Carter” will premiere January 20 at 10 PM ET/PT. Jerry O'Connell (Billions), Sydney Poitier Heartsong (Chicago P.D.) and Kristian Bruun (Orphan Black) return for the show's sophomore season. Andy Berman (Psych, Rosewood) joins “Carter” as the showrunner and executive producer and series creator Garry Campbell (Kids in The Hall, MADtv) returns as an executive producer and writer on the series.
by TV News Desk - Nov 12, 2019
 NBC has won the primetime ratings week of Nov. 4-10 in total viewers, according to “live plus same day” figures from Nielsen Media Research.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2019
Comedian and UCB co-founder Matt Besser talks with Andy Richter about wild improv parties from their early days in Chicago, foraying into stand-up via a college contest, humiliation as a driving force, and overcoming the inertia of being unknown.
by TV News Desk - Nov 12, 2019
On the heels of last year's sensation Won't You Be My Neighbor?, Focus Features is set to produce an upcoming documentary about former Chief Official White House Photographer Pete Souza.  Sundance Special Jury Prize and Peabody Award-winning director Dawn Porter (Gideon's Army, Bobby Kennedy for President, and the upcoming film Good Trouble about Congressman John Lewis) will direct and produce the film about the prolific and outspoken photojournalist.  Academy Award®, BAFTA® and Emmy Award® winning producer Evan Hayes (Free Solo) will produce under his ACE Content banner alongside Academy Award®-nominee and Emmy Award®-winner Laura Dern and her Jaywalker Pictures partner Jayme Lemons, in association with Platform One Media.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2019
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the initial line-up of featured performers for the 2019 TRU Love Benefit: Follow Your Art, Fulfill Your Dreams, honoring James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director of The York Theatre, and performer-producer Haley Swindal.
by TV News Desk - Nov 12, 2019
Acclaimed indie-pop duo Tennis has announced plans for a major North American headline tour. The dates get underway February 25 at Kansas City, MO's Madrid Theatre & Café and then continue through early May. Highlights include top-billed performances at Boise, ID's Treefort Music Fest (March 27) and Atlanta, GA's annual Shaky Knees Music Festival (May 3). Support on all headline dates comes from Molly Burch. Tickets for all headline dates go on sale Friday, November 15 at 10 am (local). For complete details and ticket information, please visit www.tennis-music.com.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2019
Back to Birdland by popular demand following two sold-out performances, a?oeA Celebration of Jewish Broadwaya?? honors the songs and stories of Jewish composers and their contributions to the American Musical. Beloved melodies and lyrics by the likes of Irving Berlin, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Schwartz, and Carole King will transport the audience back to the streets of the theatre district, your bubbie's Shabbos table, or the places of your dreams.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2019
The 150-voice Cecilia Chorus of New York, Mark Shapiro, Music Director will present Bach's Christmas Oratorio, with orchestral accompaniment, on Saturday, December 14 at 8:00 PM in Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, 57th Street and 7th Avenue in Manhattan.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2019
Museum Access Media, LLC, is pleased to announce the launch of a new blog called 'Museum Access Travels' to supplement the television series with information from museums visited that are not featured on the show as well as overall museum enjoyment tips.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2019
Soka Performing Arts Center Presents Hub New Music With Special Guest Kojiro Umezaki on Sunday, April 26, 2020 at 3 PM. Called a?oecontemporary chamber trailblazersa?? by the Boston Globe a?" comprised of flute, clarinet, violin, and cello a?" Hub New Music is forging new pathways in 21st-century repertoire. Through creative programming and ambitious commissioning projects, the quartet of a?oeintrepidsa?? (WQXR) celebrates the fluidity and diversity of today's classical music landscape. Its performances have been described as a?oegobsmackinga?? (Cleveland Classical) and a?oeinnovativea?? (WBUR). 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2019
City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Elle Varner, French-Dominican jazz vocalist Cyrille Aimée and more. The following shows go on sale to the public on Friday, November 15 at noon. Tickets will be available at citywinery.com/chicago.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2019
Midtown Direct and Triple Birch Media present an exclusive preview reading of NOVEL: An Audio Drama Series, created by Aimee Parrott and William Bienes.
by TV News Desk - Nov 12, 2019
Grassroots crossover sensation We Banjo 3 (WB3) is pleased to announce their winter and spring “Rise + Shine” tour dates.  The tour's moniker is a nod to the band's recent Roots to Rise Live album release and their song “Shine.”  Rolling right out of 2019's highly successful 'Roots To Rise' tour and the eponymous chart topping live record, Roots To Rise Live, We Banjo 3's 'Rise + Shine' winter/spring 2020 U.S. tour commences in New York City on January 10th and hits 30 markets in the Northeast, Pacific Northwest, East Coast and Midwest before concluding in St. Louis at the end of March.  See below for the full list of tour dates.  Tickets available now at www.webanjo3.com. 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2019
Steppenwolf Theatre Company announces the addition of ensemble member Randall Arney in the role of 'Dr. Sweet' to the cast of Bug by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning ensemble member Tracy Letts, directed by Tony Award winner David Cromer (January 23 a?" March 8, 2020). Completing the cast of this acclaimed cult classic are Chicago favorites Jennifer Engstrom (R.C.) and Steve Key (Jerry Goss) along with previously announced ensemble members Carrie Coon (Agnes White) and Namir Smallwood (Peter Evans).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2019
The Joffrey Ballet's critically-acclaimed reimagined classic, The Nutcracker, by Tony Award-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, returns to open the holiday season at the historic Auditorium Theatre, in downtown Chicago at 50 East Ida B. Wells Drive, in 29 performances only, November 30-December 29, 2019. This season's production marks the last time The Nutcracker will take place at the Auditorium Theatre since its world premiere in 2016. The Company moves to the Lyric Opera House with the start of the 2020-2021 season.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2019
Grandma is back with holiday classics and new family favorites as PlayMakers Laboratory (formerly Barrel of Monkeys) presents THAT'S WEIRD GRANDMA: Holiday Extravaganza, directed by Artistic Director Brandon Cloyd, playing December 9 – 21, 2019 at the Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at www.playmakerslab.org or by calling (773) 506-7140. 
by TV News Desk - Nov 12, 2019
Freeform announced today that it has begun production on a Valentine's Day romantic-comedy film, “The Thing About Harry,” filmed in Chicago and set to premiere in February. The network's first Valentine's Day feature, from director Peter Paige (“Good Trouble,” “The Fosters”), will tell the story of high school enemies, uber-jock Harry and out-and-proud Sam, who are forced to share a car ride to their Missouri hometown for a friend's engagement party on Valentine's Day. Things take a turn when Sam learns Harry has come out. Stuck spending the night together in a roadside motel, Harry and Sam begin to develop a deep friendship—with neither admitting a potential romance may be brewing—leaving them wondering if one road trip could change the rest of their lives.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2019
San Diego Opera's 2019-2020 season continues with a special one-night-only event on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 7:30 PM when soprano Ailyn Pérez and tenor Joshua Guerrero perform in concert at the Balboa Theatre. They will be accompanied by pianist Abdiel Vázquez. Ailyn Pérez is no stranger to San Diego Opera, having made her Company debut as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet in 2010, returning to sing Marguerite in Faust in 2011, and in recital in 2014. In demand at all the major opera houses including the Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera House, and Opéra National de Paris, Ms. Pérez is the winner of the 2012 Richard Tucker Award, the 15th annual Plácido Domingo Award, and the 14th annual Opera News Award. 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2019
B.R.O.K.E.N code B.I.R.D switching is a thought-provoking new work by playwright Tara L. Wilson Noth. It will have a limited workshop engagement through November 23, at the Stephanie Feury Theatre, 5636 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles. In the play by the new playwright, a lawyer is tasked with representing a black teenager accused of murder. In her search for the truth, she is forced to face her own devastating truths about marriage, race and the woman she's chosen to be.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2019
Casting for Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg's Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, LES MISERABLES, has been announced for its much anticipated Waterbury engagement at the Palace Theater, direct from a celebrated two-and-a-half year Broadway engagement. To purchase tickets visit www.palacetheaterct.org, call 203.346.2000, or in person the Box Office 100 East Main Street, Waterbury. Ticket prices start at $46.50. For a sneak peek, please visit www.LesMiz.com.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019
The Factory Theater,1623 W. Howard St., has announced the launch of The Factory Zone, a two-night event featuring a collection of eight plays and conceived by Factory Co-Artistic Directors Manny Tamayo and Stacie Barra. The Factory Zone will run Friday, Nov. 15 and Saturday, Nov. 16 at 8 p.m. Tickets for The Factory Zone are $10, and may be purchased through the Box Office by calling 866-811-4111 or by visiting TheFactoryTheater.com.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019
Casting has been announced for Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA for its highly anticipated return to the Fox Cities at Fox Cities P.A.C. next month. With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new version of PHANTOM is performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this one of the largest productions on tour in North America.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019
The Australian producers of the musical SIX have announced the Australian Queens set to join SIX as it embarks on its Australian tour.
by Brian Hilbrand - Nov 11, 2019
Grand Rapids Symphony presents 'Broadway Showstoppers - WEST SIDE STORY to WICKED', the second of six shows in the 2020/2019 Pops Series presented by Fox Motors. The goal of the over all series is to 'Bring back memories and create new ones with a mix of popular entertainers and musical favorites.' What would a show called Broadway Showstoppers be with without a Broadway star? How could this be made even better then to have them be sisters! Liz Callaway, and Ann Hampton Callaway.  When  each a performer in their own right, came to Grand Rapids for three nights of show tunes and other special numbers!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019
On the evening of Friday, November 1, a vibrant a?"and extremely stylisha?"crowd of more than 200 LGBTQ+ artists and allies packed into the 3rd floor auditorium at The Center (208 W. 13th St.) for the 2019 Queer|Art Annual Party. The evening convened a celebration for the graduating Fellows of the 2018-2019 Queer|Art|Mentorship program cycle and occasioned the announcement of the winners for the 2019 Queer|Art|Prize (made possible with generous support from HBO and Bloomberg Philanthropies).