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Dan Lauria to Lead the Off-Broadway Cast of THE STONE WITCH
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2018

Producers Darlene Kaplan, Laura Janik Cronin and Scott J. Newsome, have announced, today, the cast and creative team for the Off-Broadway premiere of The Stone Witch, a play by Shem Bitterman (A Death in Colombia, Influence). Performances begin Monday, March 12, 2018 for an open-ended engagement at The Westside Theatre - Upstairs (407 West 43rd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). Opening Night is set for Sunday evening, March 25, 2018 at 6:30PM. (more...)

Ad Council Teams with David Schwimmer to Launch '#ThatsHarassment' Campaign
by TV News Desk - Jan 22, 2018

The Ad Council has joined with actor and producer David Schwimmer, writer and director Sigal Avin, the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) and the National Women's Law Center (NWLC) to launch '#ThatsHarassment,' a national campaign to empower victims and bystanders to speak out and provide tools for employers to create a safe work environment. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN, COME FROM AWAY, and More Are Part of Broadway Across Canada's 2018/2019 Vancouver Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2018

Broadway Across Canada is thrilled to announce the three musical productions coming to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre as part of the company's 2018-2019 season. We wanted to pull out all the stops for our 20th anniversary season, says Broadway Across Canada's vice-president, Shana Levin. The shows we're bringing include powerful true stories about community, empowerment, and the power of the human spirit, she says. They're stories we could all learn from right now. (more...)

NAC Orchestra Performs World Premiere Of Vivian Fung's EARWORMS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2018

Canada's National Arts Centre Orchestra has commissioned a new orchestral work, Earworms, from internationally renowned, JUNO Award-winning composer Vivian Fung. Earworms receives its world premiere performances by the National Arts Centre Orchestra under the baton of Music Director Alexander Shelley on Thursday, March 22 and Friday, March 23, 2018 at 8:00PM at National Arts Centre's Southam Hall. The program also features Brahms' Symphony No. 2, and Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No. 2 with Russian-born Israeli pianist Boris Giltburg. On Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 8:00PM, the program travels to Toronto's Roy Thomson Hall, presented by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 1/21/18
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2018

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 1/21/2018. (more...)

Playwright Alex Goldberg's Film CLOSURE To Premiere At DCIFF
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2018

5100 Films, 103rd Street Productions, Kampfire Films, Red Spear Productions and Writer/Director Alex Goldberg (Off Broadway's It Is Done) are pleased to announce the World Premiere of Goldberg's CLOSURE at the D.C. Independent Film Festival. The festival, which takes place February 14 -19, 2018, was founded in 1999 to nurture independent film. CLOSURE will World Premiere at 7:45pm on Saturday Feb 17th. For tickets please click here. (more...)

Daryl Hall & John Oates and Train Announce Co-Headline Summer 2018 Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2018

Multi-platinum and award-winning artists Daryl Hall & John Oates and Train today announced their momentous co-headline North American summer tour, kicking off May 1 in Sacramento, CA (more...)

Foo Fighters: Concrete and Gold North American Tour Expanded by Popular Demand
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2018

Foo Fighters' Concrete and Gold Tour has added seven new headline dates to its North American itinerary. The North American leg of the tour supporting the international #1 album Concrete and Gold (Roswell Records/RCA Records) has further expanded its 2018 itinerary (more...)

Scoop: Coming Up on SUPERIOR DONUTS on CBS - Monday, February 12, 2018
by TV Scoop - Jan 22, 2018

Get all the scoop on Coming Up on SUPERIOR DONUTS , airing on CBS on Monday, February 12, 2018! (more...)

CELTIC FIRE Comes To The Temple Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2018

Des Moines Performing Arts presents one of Ireland's leading tenors, MICHAEL LONDRA'S CELTIC FIRE, at the Temple Theater on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets to MICHAEL LONDRA'S CELTIC FIRE will be available starting at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 at DMPA.org, the Civic Center Ticket Office, or by phone at (515) 246-2300. (more...)

Digi International Acquires Accelerated Concepts, Inc.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2018

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Cloud Castle Lake Premiere New Video
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2018

Dublin four-piece Cloud Castle Lake today premiere the new video for their rousing single 'Twins'. Described by Stereogum, who premiered the video today, as 'heavy-hearted euphoria,' Twins is perfectly complimented by the atmospheric and beautifully shot video, directed by Irish filmmaker Kenny Leigh in collaboration with the band. (more...)

Sharriese Hamilton and James Earl Jones II Star In Porchlight's THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre continues its fifth season of Chicago's lost musicals in staged concert series with Porchlight Revisits They're Playing Our Song, starring Sharriese Hamilton and James Earl Jones II, music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager and book by Neil Simon, with direction and choreography by Christopher Carter and musical direction by Andra Velis Simon. Porchlight Revisits They're Playing our Song is presented for three-nights-only Tuesday, March 6 through Thursday, March 8 at 7:15 p.m. and is performed on the set of Porchlight's Merrily We Roll Along (previews begin January 26) at Porchlight's new home, The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street. Tickets for They're Playing Our Song are $35. All tickets include access to the popular pre-performance event, Behind the Show Backstory, a multimedia presentation, created and hosted by Porchlight Music Theatre Artistic Director Michael Weber that discusses the evening's production including the show's creative history, juicy backstage gossip and the state of the art on Broadway that season. Single tickets to They're Playing Our Song and subscriptions for the entire series are available at porchlightmusictheatre.org or by calling the Porchlight Music Theatre box office at 773.777.9884. (more...)

Papa Roach & Special Guests Show Everyone Is 'Born For Greatness' in New Music Video
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2018

Papa Roach have revealed the new music video for Born For Greatness exclusively with Apple Music. This video is to showcase to the world that no matter your struggle and/or adversity, you are born for greatness, says Papa Roach frontman Jacoby Shaddix. (more...)

A Red Orchid Extends TRAITOR Due To Overwhelming Demand
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2018

A Red Orchid Theatre announces the extension of Traitor, an adaptation of Heinrich Ibsen's An Enemy of the People, written by Ensemble Member Brett Neveu and directed by Ensemble Member Michael Shannon, due to overwhelming demand. The production features Ensemble Members Dado, Kirsten Fitzgerald, Larry Grimm, Guy Van Swearingen and Natalie West, with Jacob Alexander, Mary Jo Bolduc, Missi Davis, Kristin Ellis, Nation Henrickson, Frank Nall and Steve Walker, featuring lighting design by Ensemble Member Mike Durst. Traitor will add Wednesday evening performances in February and now runs through March 4, 2018. 2018 at A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells. Tickets for the extension are on sale now. (more...)

The Tillers To Release New Self Titled Studio LP 3/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2018

The Tillers To Release New Self Titled Studio LP 3/23 (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 22, 2018
by - Jan 22, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Tara Arts Presents World Premiere of Nigel Planer's THE GAME OF LOVE AND CHAI
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2018

Actor, comedian, novelist and playwright Nigel Planer (The Young Ones, Filthy Rich & Catflap) is to team up with Tara Arts' artistic director Jatinder Verma in a brand-new adaptation of Marivaux's classic French farce. Transporting the story of a betrothal in 1730s France to twenty-first century England, The Game of Love and Chai centers around a marriage between two modern day Asian families combining familiar French farce with contemporary comedy and Bollywood song and dance. (more...)

Kataklysm Signs North American Co-Management Deal with FM Music Management
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2018

Melodic Death Metal band KATAKLYSM, whose hard work ethic has made them a household name in the extreme metal genre, have entered into a co-management deal between Hard Impact Music and FM Music Management. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Taye Diggs Performs 'Candyman' on Next LIP SYNC BATTLE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2018

Below, check out a preview clip of Taye Diggs's performance of Candyman on Spike's LIP SYNC BATTLE. The highly anticipated Taye Diggs vs. Erika Jayne Christina Aguilera themed lip sync battle debuts Thursday, January 25 at 10:00pm ET/PT. (more...)

Delta Presents Comprehensive Portfolio of Energy-Saving Building Automation and HVAC Solutions at AHR 2018
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2018

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Overture Center Presents HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2018

The Harry Potter Film Concert Series returns to The Overture Center with Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in Concert, the second film in the Harry Potter series. On June 16 at 8:00 p.m. and June 17 at 1:00 p.m. Madison Symphony Orchestra will perform John Williams' unforgettable score live from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets while the entire film plays in high-definition on a 40-foot screen. (more...)

Elvis Musical HEARTBREAK HOTEL to Receive Chicago Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2018

Broadway In Chicago, the producers of HEARTBREAK HOTEL, and Authentic Brands Group (ABG), owner of Elvis Presley Enterprises today, announce a musical premiere that will ignite the stage of the Broadway Playhouse. HEARTBREAK HOTEL, the live musical, will make its debut at Broadway In Chicago's Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut) for a limited engagement, running from June 30 through September 9, 2018. (more...)

Scoop: LUCIFER on FOX - Monday, January 22, 2018
by - Jan 22, 2018

Get all the scoop on LUCIFER , airing on FOX on Monday, January 22, 2018! (more...)

Kean University Presents CLOSE TO YOU, A Musical Tribute To The Carpenters
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2018

Give your sweetheart an early Valentine's Day gift and enjoy the soft-rock, uplifting music of The Carpenters as vocalist Lisa Rock performs Close to You: The Music of the Carpenters at Kean Stage on Sunday, February 11, at 3 p.m. (more...)

DRAMA Releases 'Gallows' Remix EP
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2018

A dark and passionate musical collaboration between Na'el Shehade and Via Rosa, DRAMA have become the subject of widespread critical acclaim following the release of their 'Gallows' EP in November 2016. (more...)

Music Theater Works Announces Exciting 2018 Season!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2018

Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) 2018 season opens with Gilbert and Sullivan's THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE (June 9-17), followed by Cole Porter's ANYTHING GOES (August 18-26), JUDY GARLAND: COME RAIN OR COME SHINE, STARRING ANGELA INGERSOLL (October 5-14), and Stephen Sondheim's INTO THE WOODS (December 22-31). (more...)

Rhiannon Giddens And Dirk Powell At Come to Irish Arts Center, 2/9-11
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2018

Irish Arts Center presents Masters in Collaboration XII: Rhiannon Giddens Meets Dirk Powell (February 9-11), the next chapter in a series that, since its launch in 2008, has consistently served as a risk-rewarding incubator and platform for the merging of musical talents outside the dynamics of the commercial marketplace. Last season, the collaboration between Cassandra Wilson and Liam Maonla fostered at IAC blossomed into an international tour to Dublin, Los Angeles, Chicago and New York, with an ensemble of top jazz, folk and Irish musicians from both sides of the Atlantic, in a performance where their innate musicality allowed their distinct vocabularies to speak as one (Chicago Tribune). (more...)

Reading Is Fundamental Partners With Viral Sensation Caleb Green To Support Disadvantaged Chicago Schools
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2018

Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) is proud to partner with marathon reader, 4-year-old Caleb Green and his family to support disadvantaged Chicago area schools. Caleb made news when he read 100 books in a single day and his parents shared his accomplishments on Facebook Live, captivating children and adults everywhere. (more...)

Kendrick Lamar, SZA & More Set for TDE: The Championship Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2018

Today, Top Dawg Entertainment announces 'TDE: THE CHAMPIONSHIP TOUR' complete with the label's all-star roster including Kendrick Lamar, SZA, ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock, Ab-Soul, SiR, Lance Skiiiwalker and more to be announced. (more...)

Mammoth Grinder Share 'Blazing Burst'; New LP Due Out 2/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2018

Underground extreme metal trio MAMMOTH GRINDER share the third single off the impending, new album Cosmic Crypt out this Friday, January 26th on Relapse Records. Hear Blazing Burst exclusively via Loudwire (more...)

Firehouse Theatre Presents WINGS The Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2018

Firehouse Theatre presents the regional premiere of WINGS: THE MUSICAL. It's a haunting chamber musical about transcendence and the capacity of the human spirit to soar to unimagined heights. The play revolves around the journey that aviatrix daredevil Emily Stilson takes as she fights her way back to language and comprehension after a stroke. (more...)

AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR: USA VS. THE WORLD and TIMELESS Season Premiere Set for 3/11
by TV News Desk - Jan 22, 2018

Looking to create strong family-friendly viewing on Sundays beginning March 11, NBC will air its annual three-hour American Ninja Warrior: USA Vs. the World special at 7 p.m. ET/PT and conclude the night with the highly anticipated second-season premiere of Timeless. (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Broadway-Bound Cast of PRETTY WOMAN!
by Walter McBride - Jan 22, 2018

Before heading to Chicago, the cast met the press this morning. Check out a photo preview from the big day below! (more...)

Trevian Capital Launches a Low-Cost Transitional Multifamily Bridge Product
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2018

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Starz Acquires Unscripted Docuseries AMERICA TO ME from Filmmaker Steve James
by TV News Desk - Jan 22, 2018

Starz, a Lionsgate company (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), today announced the premium cable network has acquired the unscripted 10-part docuseries AMERICA TO ME ,created by award-winning filmmaker Steve James (Hoop Dreams, The Interrupters, Life Itself), and produced by Participant Media and Kartemquin Films. (more...)

LUCY LUMMIS en el Cafe La Palma en un concierto intimo
by Andrea Incera - Jan 22, 2018

Actuara el 14 de Febrero a las 21.00 en CAFE LA PALMA en un concierto en exclusiva de guitarra y voz (more...)

Cushman & Wakefield Selects Tango as its Global Technology Partner to Increase Consistency and Productivity Across Client Projects
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2018

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BWW Interview: Paige Fraser of Visceral Dance Chicago
by Rose Marija - Jan 22, 2018

Paige Fraser, a beautiful and talented dancer with severe scoliosis, is currently dancing with Visceral Dance Chicago. I was fortunate to see her perform with this company on January 18, 2018, at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College, NYC. She appeared in each of the five pieces performed. Even knowing about her disability, it was not obvious that she is dealing with scoliosis. Her passion for dance and performance is evident. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 21, 2018
by - Jan 21, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 21 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Broadway Stars Create From The Heart For Organ Donor Awareness
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2018

The AJ Project 501(c)3 non profit for the arts announces that Broadway Veteran James Harkness (Beautiful The Musical, Chicago, Guys and Dolls, The Color Purple, Aida), Drew Seeley (Jersey Boys) and Owen Tabaka (A Christmas Story) along with several emerging artists will perform at the AJ Project's 2nd Annual Friend Raiser- Create from the Heart to Bring Awareness for the need for Organ and Tissue Donation. It was the sudden death of her 26 year old son, AJ Perrelli in 2013; the subsequent knowledge that AJ's gifts of life were only 7 of the 213 successful organ donations of 10,000 waiting in NYC area and the fact that NYC was last in the nation in registration that prompted Christine Perrelli's journey as an Organ Donor Advocate. Connecting the arts to that cause was a natural connection for Christine. Her son AJ was a professional dancer, actor singer living in NYC at the time of his death and it was those creative people who came to her families side to lend support. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jan. 21
by Audition Roundup - Jan 21, 2018

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, January 21, 2018 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

Eclipse Theatre Company Announces 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2018

Chicago's Eclipse Theatre Company, the only theatre company in the Midwest to focus on a single playwright each season, has announced that they will feature the works of legendary American playwright William Inge for the 26th Anniversary, 2018 Season. Eclipse plans to explore the range of Inge's canon with three full productions, readings, and public events focused on the playwright and his works. (more...)

John McEuen of The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Jodee Lewis Come To DUPAC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2018

John McEuen of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and friends come to DUPAC pn Friday, January 26 at 7:30 P.M. Share the music and memories of the landmark album Will the Circle Be Unbroken in this unique retrospective - including photos, film, and tales from the road - along with NGDB favorites, hot bluegrass, and rarely heard early Dirt Band classics. (more...)

BWW Review: The Intense Two-Hander A STEADY RAIN is a Brilliantly Written Play that's Impeccably Executed by the Team at Gremlin Theatre
by Jill Schafer - Jan 20, 2018

For their second show in their new space, Gremlin Theatre is presenting the intense two-hander A STEADY RAIN. Buckle up, friends, this is a tough one. But so beautifully done. In what's basically a treatise on toxic masculinity and the damage it can do, playwright Keith Huff has created two complex characters in a brilliantly written play that's impeccably executed by the team at Gremlin. Two incredible acting performances, tight and clear direction, simple yet powerful design that heightens the storytelling, all in an intimate space that makes it feel all too real. This is the kind of show that's tough to shake. The rest of the day, and even into the next, I found myself back in that room inside that brutal story. It may only be mid-January, but no doubt A STEADY RAIN will be one of the most memorable plays of the year. (more...)

Pride Films and Plays Stages a Must-See Romance with YANK!
by Misha Davenport - Jan 20, 2018

Pride Films and Plays' Chicago Premiere of YANK! A Romantic Must-See (more...)

Agency Theater Presents the World Premiere of I'M FALLING IN LOVE ALL THE TIME
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2018

The Agency Theater Collective is pleased to announce its spring production of the world premiere of I'm Falling In Love All The Time, written and performed by Jack Schultz and directed by Cordie Nelson, March 2 March 31, at the The Pendulum Space, 1803 W Byron St #216. Opening night is Friday, March 2 at 10:00 p.m. The performance schedule is every Friday and Saturday in March at 10:00 p.m. The running time is 60 minutes, without intermission. Ticket prices are pay what you can with a $5 minimum $15 suggested donation. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit WeAreTheAgency.org or call 773.680.4596. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at HINTER at Steep Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2018

Company Member Brad DeFabo Akin returns to Steep to direct the world premiere of Calamity West's Hinter, which was commissioned by Steep Theatre. West has quickly emerged as an important Chicago playwright, with recent acclaimed productions of her works Rolling (Jackalope Theatre) and Give It All Back (Sideshow Theatre). Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune dubbed West 'the real deal' and 'one of this city's most exciting new voices.' DeFabo Akin has delivered notable Steep productions including strangers, babies, Book of Days, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, and 2016's The Few. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 1/20/2018
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2018

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 1/18/2018 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry. (more...)

the kates at Chicago Improv Welcomes Chicago's Female Comedians
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2018

Chicago comedian and kates creator Kelsie Huff hosts the all-female comedy showcase at the legendary comedy club, The Improv. the kates, a ten-year comedy showcase created by Kelsie Huff and featuring the funniest female stand-ups in Chicago, perform at the Chicago Improv on Jan. 25th 7:30pm for One Night Only! Why all ladies? Why not! (more...)

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