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BWW's On This Day - August 19, 2017
by - Aug 19, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 19 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Rapp and Folsom Bring The Fully Immersive Lenny Bruce Experience to The Fort Worth Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Producers Bren Rapp and Joey Folsom are going to give 2017 Fort Worth Fringe audiences their money's worth as anchor of the 2nd annual festival on its Friday and Saturday nights at The Scott Theater with their production of Sam Bobrick and Julie Stein's Lenny Bruce is Back. (more...)

Only Two Weeks Left to See OUR LADIES OF PERPETUAL SUCCOUR at Duke of York's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Audiences have just two weeks remaining to see the Olivier Award-winning production of Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour at the Duke of York's Theatre as the production will complete its run on Saturday, 2 September. (more...)

Emerging Pop Artist Luke Underhill Releases Debut Major Studio Project 'The Left Side'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Emerging Pop singer/songwriter and Chicago native Luke Underhill is celebrating the release of his debut major studio project, The Left Side. The 7-track project, with hit producer Mikal Blue (Colbie Caillat, Jason Mraz, One Republic) at the helm, was recorded at Revolver Recordings in Los Angeles, CA earlier this year. (more...)

Two River Theater's A RAISIN IN THE SUN, Starring Brandon J. Dirden, Finds Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, launches its 2017/18 Season with Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun, directed by Carl Cofield. (more...)

Ron Pope's 'Work' Out Now on Brooklyn Basement Records
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Work follows last year's critically acclaimed Ron Pope & The Nighthawks, of which Entertainment Weekly raved, “Heavier, deeper, bigger, louder. The warm glow of the West, and a heavy meditation on classic sounds of the South seeps out.” (more...)

Mac-Haydn Theatre to Present End-of-Season Cabaret SING HAPPY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

The Mac-Haydn Theatre (MHT) will be singing the hits of John Kander and Fred Ebb on September 2, 2017 at 12:00PM, at their annual fund-raising event, the End-Of-Season Cabaret, this year titled 'Sing Happy.' (more...)

Big Noise Theatre to Present THE LAST FIVE YEARS This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Big Noise Theatre, a division of Winnetka Theatre, announces the Fall show of their 2017-18 season, The Last Five Years. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Brandy Takes First Bows in CHICAGO!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Aug 18, 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,' now through August 31, 2017 at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St.). Check out photos from her first bows below! (more...)

Ellen's Stardust Diner Showcase, Anna Nalick, Tony Clifton and More Coming Up at The Iridium
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

The Iridium has revealed four just-announced shows, plus its upcoming lineup. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Alice Glass Debuts Solo Self-Titled EP Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Alice Glass, the self-titled debut solo EP from Alice Glass, is out now-get it on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and Amazon. (more...)

Fellowship for Performing Arts to Stage First New York Revival of William Nicholson's SHADOWLANDS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Fellowship for Performing Arts announced today they will return to New York for their third season with the first New York revival of William Nicholson's award-winning play SHADOWLANDS. (more...)

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 8/18/2017
by BWW - Aug 18, 2017

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 8/18/2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: WAR PAINT Cast Members Perform for Seniors at Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders in Midtown
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Sing For Your Seniors brought cast members of Broadway hit 'War Paint' to perform for senior members of the LGBT community in SAGE's midtown headquarters on August 10th. They sang numbers from their show and some of their favorite Broadway standards for their enthusiastic audience. (more...)

JACK Unveils Fall 2017 Season of Key Experimenting Artists in Theater, Dance & Music
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Recognized by The Village Voice as 'Best Scrappy Brooklyn Theater' in their Best of 2016 issue, JACK presents a flurry of some of today's key experimenting artists in theater, dance and music, with new work by playwrights Virginia Grise, Azure Osborne-Lee, nicHi douglas, Karma Mayetand Justin Kuritzkes, by choreographer Nicole Bindler, and by composer Justin Hicks with director Charlotte Brathwaite. (more...)

BROADWAY IN WILMINGTON Single Tickets Go On Sale This Tuesday
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Single tickets for the 2017-2018 Broadway in Wilmington series at The Playhouse on Rodney Square will go on sale August 22 at 10:00 a.m. The Broadway series, the third season under the management of The Grand Opera House, includes four week-long productions, THE WIZARD OF OZ, CABARET, DIRTY DANCING: THE CLASSIC STORY LIVE ON STAGE, and MOTOWN THE MUSICAL. In addition, the schedule includes three limited-engagements, RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL, THE ILLUSIONISTS: LIVE FROM BROADWAY and DANCE TO THE MOVIES. (more...)

Steve Martin's PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE Opens in San Jose This November
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

San Jose State University's Department of Film and Theatre presents Picasso at the Lapin Agile, written by Steve Martin. In this award-winning absurdist comedy, a fiery young Albert Einstein happens upon an equally youthful Pablo Picasso in a Parisian bar in 1904, when both are on the cusp of their first successes. They lock wits in a hilarious battle of ideas about painting, probability, lust, and the future of the world. This production will be directed by SJSU Theatre Arts Lecturer Kirsten Brandt with evening performances November 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, and 11 at 7pm and one matinee performance November 9 at 11am. Performances take place at the Hammer Theatre Center, 101 Paseo De San Antonio, San Jose. For tickets ($10-$20) and information, the public may visit or call (408) 924-8501. (more...)

A Red Orchid Theatre Welcomes Shade Murray as Associate Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

A Red Orchid Theatre announces the appointment of Ensemble Member Shade Murray as the company's Associate Artistic Director. Murray's appointment marks the first Associate Artistic Directorship in the company's history. A Red Orchid also welcomes new Development Director Amanda Runge and Audience Services Manager David Marden. (more...)

The Jerry Douglas Band Release Debut Album 'What If' Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

WHAT IF, the debut studio album from THE JERRY DOUGLAS BAND, is out today (8/18) via Rounder Records, and is already riding high on a wave of praise. (more...)

Josh Ritter's 'Thunderbolt's Goodnight' Premieres At Paste Magazine
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Josh Ritter's New Single 'Thunderbolt Goodnight,' Premiered August 17 Via Paste Magazine. It Comes From His Highly Anticipated Album 'Gathering' Due September 22. (more...)

Cast Announced for Andrew Lloyd Webber's LOVE NEVER DIES Tour in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Broadway In Chicago and LOVE NEVER DIES have announced full casting for the North American Tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's LOVE NEVER DIES, the spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera. (more...)

Ballet Hispanico to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Free Events and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Ballet Hispánico will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, 2017 with free events, performances, exhibitions and dance lessons for children and adults. (more...)

Showtek Thanks Fans with Giveaway of New Track 'Mosh Pit'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Delivering a special gift to thank fans, Dutch duo Showtek have announced a unique giveaway track titled 'Mosh Pit.' The release is aimed at showing their appreciation for the support on their David Guetta collaboration 'Bad,' which has amassed over 1 billion combined streams and downloads since its release. 'Mosh Pit' will also feature on the second installment of their AMEN EP which is set to drop on August 23. (more...)

OTRimprov to Present 2017 Improv Festival of Cincinnati
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

OTRimprov presents the 4th Annual Improv Festival of Cincinnati (IF Cincy). (more...)

BWW Blog: HAMILTON Creative Team Talk: Looking to The Cabinet for Inspiration
by Erica Garcia - Aug 18, 2017

The Tony Award-winning HAMILTON Creative Team - Director Thomas Kail, Orchestrator Alex Lacamoire, and Choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler - sat down for a Q&A in LA to reveal details about the show's creation, proving it just as inspiring as the show itself. (more...)

Evanescence 'Bring Me To Life' (Synthesis) On Rolling Stone; 'Synthesis Live' Fall Tour On-Sale Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

As EVANESCENCE prepare to return this fall with SYNTHESIS, their fourth studio album, the group today, August 18 premiered 'Bring Me To Life' (Synthesis), via Rolling Stone (more...)

Brave New Workshop to Host MADE IN AMERICA Show with Rob Asaro
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

The Brave New Workshop Experimental Thinking Centre has announced 'MADE IN AMERICA', a new show by comedian Rob Asaro, coming to the ETC on Thursday, August 24th. (more...)

Grammy-Nominated R&B Singer Kenny Lattimore Returns with New Single 'Push'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Grammy-nominated R&B mainstay, Kenny Lattimore returns, after a 2-year hiatus, with new single PUSH available now on all digital platforms. (more...)

TBS's CONAN Heads to Israel for Special Primetime Episode Airing This September
by TV News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

TBS's CONAN will take the show internationally for the seventh time in two years as the popular host travels to Israel. CONAN Without Borders: Israel will be a primetime special premiering Tuesday, September 19 at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) on TBS. (more...)

Stephen Stills & Judy Collins, Air Supply, Under The Streetlamp and Buddy Guy at Luther Burbank Center On Sale Now!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Today, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (The Center) announced the addition of Stephen Stills and Judy Collins (November 5), Air Supply (November 11), Under the Streetlamp: Hip to the Holidays (December 14) and Buddy Guy (March 18) to its 2017-2018 lineup. Tickets for these shows are on sale now and available online at, by calling 707-546-3600 or at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts ticket office (50 Mark West Springs Road in Santa Rosa). (more...)

Review Roundup: TREVOR THE MUSICAL at Writers Theatre in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

The world premiere of TREVOR the musical opens tonight at Writers Theatre. 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. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Don Barnes of 38 Special Continues to 'Ride the Storm'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

When 38 Special co-founder and lead singer Don Barnes released his long lost Ride The Storm solo album on June 30, he had no idea how true to life that title would be. (more...)

Brand New Announce First Album in 8 Year, 'Science Fiction'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Critically acclaimed rock band Brand New have released their long-anticipated fifth album, Science Fiction, on the band's own Procrastinate! (more...)

JC FRIDAYS is Back with a Full Lineup on 9/8!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Fall is on its way, and Art House's JC Fridays will kick off the season with 31 exciting visual and performing arts events! Come out and celebrate with this city-wide festival on Friday, September 8, 2017. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Ever wonder what happens in the light booth when something you are watching on stage suddenly goes wrong? William Missouri Downs (author of the past NSTC productions 'Cockeyed,' 'Mad Gravity,' and 'Seagulls in a Cherry Tree') shows us in this zany new comedy! The Los Angeles Times wrote that it is "a delightfully funny play." (more...)

Casting Announced for Akvavit Theatre's GHOSTS & ZOMBIES at Strawdog Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Just in time to get you in the Halloween spirit, Akvavit Theatre is pleased to present GHOSTS & zombies, by Henrik Ibsen and Gustav Tegby, in a new American translation by Chad Eric Bergman*, directed by Co-Artistic Director Breahan Pautsch*. This dark and hilarious contemporary Swedish twist on Ibsen's Norwegian classic Ghosts, will play September 28 - October 29, 2017 at the new Strawdog Theatre Company, 1802 W. Berenice in Chicago. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 1, 2017 at  (more...)

Brown Arts Initiative Announces Launch of Warren and Allison Kanders Lecture Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

The Brown Arts Initiative (BAI) at Brown University today announced the launch of the Warren and Allison Kanders Lecture Series, an annual series of presentations and student interactions led by prominent contemporary artists and art-world luminaries. Designed to serve as a catalyst for open dialogue about the impact of contemporary visual art on our world, the new series will include four presentations per year beginning in October 2017. Inaugural participants include artists Nick Cave, Wangechi Mutu, and Shirin Neshat and The Studio Museum in Harlem director and chief curator Thelma Golden. (more...)

Haven Theatre Announces Full Line-Up for DIRECTORS HAVEN 2017
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Haven Theatre is pleased to announce the line-up for its third DIRECTORS HAVEN, the company's ever-growing initiative showcasing the talents of three early career directors. This season, Kristen Johnson directs Vaclav Havel's riveting political satire THE PROTEST, Ian Martin helms Amiri Baraka's THE TOILET, a powerful look at love and empathy, and Lexi Saunders directs Rachel Dubose's sharply funny and biting new play THE DEPARTURE. The three fully-produced productions will run back-to-back in one program. DIRECTOR'S HAVEN 2017 will play October 16 - November 1, 2017 at Haven Theatre's resident home, The Den Theatre (2A), 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. All performances are pay-what-you-can. Tickets are currently available at  (more...)

Lenny Bruce is Back in Chicago Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Acclaimed Dallas based stage and film actor Joey Folsom brings an innovative blend of stand-up comedy and theatrical performance to Judy's Beat Lounge at The Second City, August 24-26, with Sam Bobrick and Julie Stein's one man show, Lenny Bruce is Back. (more...)

Ackerman Institute for the Family Slates 11th Annual Moving Families Forward Gala
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Lois Braverman, President & CEO, Ackerman Institute for the Family announced today the honorees and host for the 11th annual Moving Families Forward gala to take place at the JW Marriott Essex House on Monday, October 23rd in New York City. (more...)

Cirque du Soleil Commissions Mural for Chicago's Year of Public Art
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Cirque du Soleil announces a partnership with Columbia College Chicago and the Wabash Arts Corridor (WAC) that will add a new public mural downtown in honor of the city's Year of Public Art. Local artist Gloria "Gloe" Talamantes is creating the mural, commissioned by Cirque du Soleil and inspired by its highly acclaimed production LUZIA, currently playing a limited engagement in Chicago through Sept. 3. (more...)

San Francisco Opera 2017 National Broadcast Series on the WFMT Radio Network
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

The 2017 national radio broadcast series of San Francisco Opera performances on the WFMT Radio Network begins on Saturday, September 2 with a 1979 archival broadcast of Amilcare Ponchielli's La Gioconda. The cast features soprano Renata Scotto in the title role and tenor Luciano Pavarotti as Enzo Grimaldi, each singing their role for the first time on any stage. (more...)

Rachel Schmeling's YOU, ME, AND ANXIETY Coming to TNC's Dream Up Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

'You, Me, and Anxiety' is a solo cabaret show, written and performed by Rachel Schmeling, on the subject of mental health. This show is part stand up, part audience interaction, part musical journey and part panic disaster. Schmeling takes her audience on a wild one-hour ride into the mental state of someone dealing with anxiety and panic disorder. (more...)

VIDEO: WAR PAINT's Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole Chat Cosmetics, Headshots and More with Kristin Chenoweth
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole, who co-star in Broadway's War Paint, sat down for an interview with fellow Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth this afternoon via Facebook Live. If you missed it, you can check out everything the trio had to say - from Elizabeth Arden's products and inspiring vocalists to first headshots - in the video below! (more...)

HARRY CLARKE and THIS LAND WAS MADE Complete Vineyard Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce that the world premiere production of HARRY CLARKE by Obie Award winner David Cale (LILLIAN) and directed by Leigh Silverman (VIOLET) will be the first production of the 2017-2018 Season. (more...)

CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY LIVE to Return to Greenhouse Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Following two sell-out performances this year, CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY LIVE returns once again for one night only on Friday, August 25 at 8 pm at The Greenhouse Theater Center (Downstairs Mainstage), 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

Theatre Y to Stage New Adaptation of Federico Garcia Lorca's YERMA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Theatre Y announces their production of Yerma, written by Federico Garcia Lorca and directed by Max Traux, playing at the company's new home, 4546 N. Western Ave., October 27 - December 10. (more...)

Twyla Tharp to Open The Joyce Theater's Fall Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Linda Shelton, Executive Director of The Joyce Theater, will welcome back onto its stage Twyla Tharp Dance, under the artistic direction of legendary award-winning choreographer Twyla Tharp, for a special three-week engagement, from September 19 - October 8. (more...)

Pasadena Symphony & Pops to Present Annual MOONLIGHT SONATA Gala
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

The Pasadena Symphony Association will host their annual Moonlight Sonata Gala on Saturday, September 23, 2017, which promises to be an unforgettable night filled with entertainment, music and dancing held at Pasadena's historic City Hall. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at WEST SIDE STORY at Beef & Boards
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

It opened 60 years ago on Broadway, yet its message continues to resonate today. The powerful and poignant musical West Side Story is now on stage at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre for performances now through Oct. 1. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

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