Chicago on Tour

Running Time
2 hours and 30 minutes

Maria Menounos and Home Chef Kick Off ¬"Meal Makeover¬" Challenge
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Home Chef, the nation's #1 rated meal kit in Customer Satisfaction* and Maria Menounos, the host of SIRIUS XM's "Conversations with Maria Menounos," and author of The New York Times best-selling cookbook The EveryGirl's Guide to Cooking, are teaming up to announce Home Chef's Meal Makeover challenge**. (more...)

VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals For Actors Theatre Of Louisville's THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Actors Theatre of Louisville is thrilled to announce the upcoming production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time from September 18 - October 10, 2018, presented as part of the Brown-Forman Series. In this Tony Award-winning adaptation of the bestselling novel, autistic teenager Christopher investigates the mysterious death of his neighbor's dog after he's wrongly accused of the crime. (more...)

RAG HEAD Returns to the Stage in LA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

After premiering in Los Angeles this past spring to a sold out run, Rag Head returns to the stage. The show explores Sikhs and xenophobia in a post 9/11 America. Inspired by actual events, Sundeep Morrison's one woman show, RAG HEAD, addresses hate, hope and American identity. (more...)

Amy Ray's New Album HOLLER Premiering Now at NPR Folk Alley
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Amy Ray, still thriving as one half of GRAMMY-winning folk duo Indigo Girls, is premiering her upcoming solo album, HOLLER, today at NPR Folk Alley -- 'Hear It First' HERE.Containing 14 new songs by Ray, HOLLER will be released on September 28, 2018 on Daemon Records via the Compass Records Group and will include a special double LP version, along with hi-res and MQA versions. Ray and her recording and touring band will kick off a Southeastern tour on October 23 (scroll down for complete dates), with Northeast and West Coast runs coming in Spring 2019. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Tickets are on general sale today for Mandy Patinkin in Concert: Diaries 2018 at, with ticket prices ranging from $50-140. NYTW is committed to making tickets available to every production via its CheapTix initiative. For this special concert series, NYTW will partner with TodayTix to offer a limited number of tickets for $25 via a digital lottery. (more...)

Live & In Color Closes Out Fall Retreat With New Work PRESENT PERFECT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

On September 22nd and 23rd, Live & In Color (L&IC) will be presenting Present Perfect, its final new work of the fall 2018 season. Present Perfect, a musical with book and lyrics written by Nancy Nachama Cheser and music by Jaime Lozano, tells the story of a group of immigrants who meet in an adult english class in New York City. (more...)

Review Roundup: Blank Theatre Company's SPRING AWAKENING
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

SPRING AWAKENING is currently on stage at Blank Theatre Company! SPRING AWAKENING features music by Duncan Sheik, book & lyrics by Steven Sater, based on the play by Frank Wedekind, orchestrations by Alan Stevens Hewitt, vocal arrangements by AnnMarie Milazzo, and string orchestrations by Simon Hale. (more...)

Burger Records Unveils New Track/Video from Timmy's Organism Upcoming LP
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Burger Records recently announced  the  new  album  by  Timmy  Vulgar's  band  Timmy's  Organism, and  it's  a  beast.  You can watch the Troma-inspired video for the first single, 'Guzzle Gasoline', now (see Brooklyn Vegan premiere). Watch 'Guzzle Gasoline' Video (more...)

The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band Shares New Song YOU CAN'T STEAL MY SHINE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band have shared a new song, 'You Can't Steal My Shine,' the opening track from their upcoming album Poor Until Payday. The track is currently streaming on Popmatters who writes, 'The Rev lives up to his name here, bringing the house down with a scorching hymnal that is bound to pack rooms with hand-clapping, foot-stomping singalongs. The full breadth of Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band can be felt here, oozing with full-bodied rock authenticity from start to finish.' Poor Until Payday will be released on October 5th, via the band's own Family Owned Records label through Nashville indie Thirty Tigers. The album is currently available for pre-order here. (more...)

THE THE To Appear on KCRW's 'Morning Becomes Eclectic' Show
by TV News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

THE THE, one of the most intriguing bands ever to emerge from England, are set for a special live performance and interview on KCRW's popular show 'Morning Becomes Eclectic' hosted by Jason Bentley on Monday, September 24, the morning of the first show of the band's two concerts in Los Angeles. It will begin airing at 11:15 AM PT on 89.9FM in Los Angeles and stream online at THE THE will play an array of songs, stripped down, and singer/songwriter Matt Johnson will also chat with Bentley. (more...)

Casting Announced For Strawdog Theatre's THE REVOLUTIONISTS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Strawdog Theatre Company is pleased to announce casting for its production of THE REVOLUTIONISTS, Lauren M. Gunderson's brutal comedic quartet about four very real women who lived boldly during the French Revolution's Reign of Terror, directed by Denise Yvette Serna.  (more...)

VIDEO: Check Out Death Cab For Cutie Perform GOLD RUSH On The Ellen DeGeneres Show
by Stage Tube - Sep 20, 2018

Today,¬†8x Grammy nominated¬†band¬†Death Cab for Cutie¬†performed their hit single ¬ďGold Rush¬Ē on¬†The Ellen DeGeneres Show¬†¬Ė watch¬†here. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

The Balancing Act, the award-winning morning show on the Lifetime Channel, is excited to announce that it has begun shooting the fifth season of the popular series, "Broadway Balances America," sponsored by Broadway Across America (more...)

Hands Like Houses Share New Single TILT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Hands Like Houses have shared a new song 'Tilt', off their upcoming record -Anon, out October 12th via Hopeless Records. Fans can check out the visual video here! (more...)

Breaking: Annette Bening and Tracy Letts to Star in ALL MY SONS on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Roundabout Theatre Company announces a new Broadway production of Arthur Miller's All My Sons starring Golden Globe winner and Academy, Tony & Emmy nominee Annette Bening as "Kate Keller" and Tony Award winner Tracy Letts as "Joe Keller," directed by Tony Award winner Gregory Mosher. (more...)

Laura Tyrer To Play Velma Kelly In CHICAGO At The Phoenix Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Laura Tyrer will join the West End cast of Chicago at the Phoenix Theatre, playing the role of Velma Kelly from Monday 24 September through to Saturday 6 October 2018. Laura joins Alexandra Burke as Roxie Hart, Duncan James as Billy Flynn, Mazz Murray as Mama Morton and Paul Rider as Amos Hart. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Steppenwolf's THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) begins rehearsals next week for its first play of the 2018-19 season, which asks, "When you feel lost, how do you find your way?" (more...)

WE tv Renews HUSTLE & SOUL for Third Season
by TV News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

WE tv announced today that its hit Thursday night series, 'Hustle & Soul' has been renewed for a third season, coming off of a highly successful season two that grew viewership compared to the first season of the series. 'Hustle & Soul,' produced by Big Fish Entertainment, an MGM Company, set in and around the famed Pink Teacup soul food restaurant, wrapped up its second season with rare season-over-season growth, increasing its audience by 10% among adults 25-54, 9% among women 25-54 and 7% in total viewers, compared to season one. Additionally, the season two finale episode delivered series highs among women and adults 25-54 in Nielsen Live+3 ratings and made WE tv the #1 cable network among African American women 25-54 for the majority of the season two run. (more...)

Klingande & Broken Back Unveil Official Music Video For New Single WONDERS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Highly acclaimed DJ & producer Klingande and singer/songwriter Broken Back have delivered the official music video for their new single, 'Wonders'. (more...)

Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Announces MIRACLES OF CHRISTMAS Holiday Slate
by TV News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Hallmark Movies & Mysteries unveils its slate of original premieres during its highly anticipated 'Miracles of Christmas' holiday programming event, featuring an impressive slate of 14 new, original holiday movies airing in November and December. These holiday movies are all compelling, new dramas that will inspire the true meaning and miracles of Christmas. The heartfelt and inspiring holiday celebration begins Friday, October 26 12 pm ET/PT. (more...)

Chicago's Top Pop-Up Bar Destination Replay Lincoln Park Announces South Park Pop-Up
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

It's time to respect the 'authoriteh' of the pop-up bar kings of Chicago at Replay Lincoln Park, 2833 N. Sheffield, who have announced they are bringing the quiet, Colorado mountain town of South Park to Chicago with their newest 'South Park' pop-up bar open Friday, September 28 - Wednesday, October 31. Offering guests a variety of photo opportunities and events to partake in, Replay will have custom-made, interactive art, a bus stop character photo backdrop, life-size character cut-outs and more South Park surprises. Replay will host several events Stan, Kyle, Eric and Kenny would love, including episode viewings, South Park Trivia, Smorgas-Wein Tasting, Ferrari Cake Tasting, Sons of Witches Costume Party, Coon and Friends Open Mic Comedy Night, City Wok Chinese Take-out Night and the pop-up will end with Satan's Super Sweet 16 Costume Party on Halloween. (more...)

Silent Uproar Brings A SUPER HAPPY STORY to Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Award-winning theatre company Silent Uproar is bringing its critically acclaimed musical cabaret about depression to Glasgow after wowing crowds and critics alike at last year's Edinburgh Fringe. (more...)

11th Annual Living For Today Concert to Feature Neuwirth, Benton, Margherita, Wolfe, & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

The 11th annual Living for Today benefit concert, featuring a lineup of  Broadway favorites who this year will be singing their favorite Kander and Ebb tunes, takes place October 1 at 7:00 PM at Joe's Pub. (more...)

The Cowardly Scarecrow Theatre Company Presents New Immersive Zombie Musical YOU'VE GOT RED ON YOU
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

The creators of the award-winning Musical of the Living Dead (Best Musical Chicago Reader's Poll 2012), return to their zombie roots with this musical parody of the classic film Shaun of the Dead. (more...)

Palm Beach Dramaworks Launches NEW YEAR/NEW PLAYS Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

The new year is a time of new beginnings. Palm Beach Dramaworks will usher in 2019 with the introduction of a program that gives the general public a first look at plays so new, they're still evolving. The Dramaworkshop's first-ever New Year/New Plays Festival will take place over the weekend of January 4-6, when five plays will receive readings on PBD's mainstage. Saturday's program will also include a discussion, "Regional Theatre and the Future of American Plays," featuring panelists of industry professionals from major organizations.   (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 20, 2018
by - Sep 20, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 20 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons Perform At The Historic Auditorium Theatre 11/3
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

American music icons Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons take the Auditorium Theatre stage on Saturday, November 3 at 8PM. The performance is preceded by the Auditorium Theatre's Annual Fall Gala, which this year honors Auditorium Theatre board member and Chair Emeritus Mel Katten with the third annual Adler & Sullivan Award for his commitment to the Auditorium and the performing arts.  (more...)

Yowler Releases WHERE IS MY LIGHT New Album 'Black Dog In My Path' Out 10/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Yowler has shared 'Where Is My Light?,' the latest from her anticipated new album, Black Dog In My Path. The FADER, who premiered the song today, is calling it 'a heavy cut that roils with electric guitar, her vocals nearly drowning in it.' Black Dog In My Path is available for pre-order now and due out October 12th via Double Double Whammy. (more...)

ABC Expands Digital Brand Localish With Three New Short-Form Series
by TV News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

ABC's Localish, a new digital media brand that brings out the good in America's cities through locally sourced, yet nationally relevant stories, will debut on Sept. 20. Drawing on the thriving demand for authentic and relevant local storytelling, Localish will launch three additional series ¬Ė ¬ďSecretly Awesome,¬Ē ¬ďMy Go-To¬Ē and ¬ďWorth the Wait.¬Ē The ABC Owned Television Station's series will run on and ABC platforms along with the original Localish series ¬ďMore in Common,¬Ē which is one of the most successful Facebook Watch news series with over 9 million views. (more...)

Bold Coming-of-Age Drama THE CHI SEASON 1 Arrives on Digital 9/24 and DVD 9/25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment presents THE CHI SEASON ONE, arriving on Digital September 24th and DVD September 25th. (more...)

HBO Documentary Films Acquires Worldwide TV and Film Rights to UNITED SKATES
by TV News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

HBO Documentary Films has acquired worldwide TV and film rights to UNITED SKATES. Directed and produced by Dyana Winkler and Tina Brown, the film received the Documentary Audience Award at this year's Tribeca Film Festival, and will debut on HBO in 2019. John Legend is an executive producer of the documentary feature, which was produced by Sweet Ninja Films in association with LA Media Fund, Get Lifted Film Co., Secret Sauce Media and Naked Edge Films. (more...)

Germinal Stage Announces Its 45th Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Germinal Stage will present a 3-show season, in residence, at the John Hand Theater, 7653 E 1st Place on the Colorado Free University Lowry Campus. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. (more...)

Gregory Alan Isakov's DARK, DARK, DARK Premieres at Billboard, New Album Out 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Gregory Alan Isakov's new song, ¬ďDark, Dark, Dark,¬Ē recently premiered at¬†Billboard¬ólisten/share¬†here. Of the album,¬†Billboard¬†proclaims, ¬ďThe 12-song set wound up sounding more characteristically ruminative¬Öblending a gentle spaciousness with dusky atmospheres and carefully nuanced textures.¬Ē ¬ďDark, Dark, Dark¬Ē is the third track unveiled from Isakov's anticipated new album,¬†Evening Machines. The release¬óhis first in partnership with¬†Dualtone Records¬óis due¬†October 5¬†and is now available for¬†pre-order. (more...)

Eighth Generation Beam Distiller Freddie Noe Releases Second Chapter In Acclaimed Little Book Whiskey Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Freddie Noe, eighth generation Beam distiller and creator of Little Book Whiskey, is proud to announce the second installment in his annual, limited-release series of blends - "Little Book Chapter 2: Noe Simple Task." (more...)

Thursday 5(+1): Ridley, Rankin, Petrille and Blake from Chaffin's Barn's NEWSIES
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 20, 2018

Today, The Thursday Five(+1) shines the spotlight on four members of the Chaffin's Barn cast of Newsies - David Ridley, Samantha Blake, Natalie Rankin and Kayla Petrille - who took time out from their rigorous regimen of rehearsals to tell our readers more about themselves and to offer their own suggestions for why you should come see their show, which runs through October 22. (more...)

Boys Noize Releases New Single KILLER Ft. Steve A. Clark
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Today,¬†Boys Noize¬†(aka Alex Ridha) has revealed a cover of the legendary Adamski track¬†¬ďKiller¬Ē, featuring¬†Steven A. Clark¬†HERE. The accompanying video is a remake of the original video¬†HERE¬†(dir LIL INTERNET) and was shot at the very rare location¬†c-base¬†in Berlin, which is ¬ďthe mother of all hackspaces¬Ē! The area where ¬ďKiller¬Ē was mostly filmed is called the ¬ďairlock¬Ē and they refer to themselves as a Space Station. (more...)

Eclipse Theatre Company Continues Season with THE DARK AT THE TOP OF THE STAIRS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Eclipse Theatre Company, the only Midwest theatre company to feature one playwright in one season, will continueits 2018William Inge Season with the moving family drama The Dark at the Top of the Stairs,directed by guest artist Jerrell L. Henderson. (more...)

7Horse Announce The 'Superfecta Tour'
by TV News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

7Horse has announced the first batch of dates for their upcoming 'Superfecta Tour.' Their new studio album of the same name will be released on December 7th. The 11 track set is the band's fourth studio album and the follow up to 2016's Livin in a Bitch of a World. Dates below with more to be announced. (more...)

ATO Records Signs Amyl and the Sniffers
by TV News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

ATO Records is thrilled to announce their newest signing in partnership with Flightless Records, Melbourne punk four-piece Amyl and the Sniffers. The young band was brought to the label's attention when they opened for King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard on their 2018 summer tour. Singer Amy Taylor's stage presence and charisma are undeniable. (more...)

Warm Drag Stun With New Video SLEEPOVER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Warm Drag stun with new video 'Sleepover'. Brooklyn Vegan debuted it describing the duo's sound as 'cinematic... pulling from Italian soundtracks, freak-beat, krautrock, psych and more.' 'Sleepover' recounts Paul's morbid, real life story of when he found a Craigslist renter dead in his apartment after overdosing on Dust-off. Sang as a love song, 'Sleepover' shifts from a tender lullaby, into a spaced out, noisy solo.  (more...)

Under The Streetlamp Returns to The Ridgefield Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Under the Streetlamp is a concert celebration of classic hits of the American Radio Songbook from the 1950s-1970s. (more...)

ART & DESIGN IN CHICAGO Series Premieres On October 5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

WTTW, as a part of the yearlong Art Design Chicago initiative, is developing a new four-part documentary series and website in partnership with the Terra Foundation for American Art. (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Presented by SeatGeek: September 20
by BWW Special - Sep 20, 2018

Looking to buy last minute tickets to a Broadway show? Don't know what to see? Trying to find a theater? (more...)

Brief 9/20: THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT Begins Previews, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Sep 20, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: The Lifespan of a Fact begins previews on Broadway tonight, and more! (more...)

Goodman Theatre Announces 2018/2019 Playwrights Unit
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

Goodman Theatre's commitment to new works and emerging artists continues in its 2018/2019 Season. Today, the Goodman named four Chicago-based writers to its Playwrights Unit-Georgette Kelly, whose play Ballast was featured on The Kilroys List and received the Craig Noel Award for Outstanding New Play; Dianne Nora, a playwright, dramaturg, theater scholar and comedy writer who works in Chicago, Brooklyn and Dublin; Marisela Trevi√Īo Orta, semifinalist for the 2018 O'Neill Theater Center National Playwrights Conference and 2019 Kendeda Finalist (Alliance Theatre); and Stacey Rose, whose work has been presented at New York University Tisch School of the Arts, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, National Black Theatre and more. The Playwrights Unit, in partnership with Chicago Dramatists, meets bi-monthly to discuss their commissioned plays-in-progress with the Goodman's artistic team. The residency culminates in a public staged reading of each new play in Summer 2019.¬† (more...)

Dallas Summer Musicals Tickets Now On Sale For THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, is now on sale for the triumphant return Dallas engagement at the Music Hall at Fair Park. 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. PHANTOM comes to Dallas as part of the Dallas Summer Musicals (DSM) and Broadway Across America (BAA) Broadway season. (more...)

Chicago Theatre Week 2019 Dates Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

Chicago Theatre Week (#CTW19), an annual celebration of the rich tradition of theatre-going in Chicago during which visitors and residents can access value-priced tickets, will take place February 7-17, 2019. From joy to heartache and every feeling in between, Chicago theatre tells stories that evoke big emotions. Stories that take risks, inspire awe, ask tough questions - and dare audiences to do the same. From musicals to plays to comedy, theatre is for everyone in Chicago. Chicago Theatre Week is a celebration of the stories we share and will kick off 2019 as the Year of Chicago Theatre, a first-of-its-kind initiative designated by Mayor Rahm Emanuel. (more...)

Upended's Walking Tour ALICE Opens 9/22 In Evanston
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

Upended Productions remounts Alice, the ambulatory, multi-disciplinary theatrical experience, curated by Neo-Futurist alumna Noelle Krimm. The audience, traveling in groups of 15, follows a white rabbit to various locations throughout Evanston's Main-Dempster Mile neighborhood. Ducking into storerooms and back patios, through bookstores and breweries, the audience IS Alice and southeast Evanston becomes a wonderland. Book chapters are divided among Chicagoland theater companies, visual and film artists and musicians. This 90-minute event requires walking and standing and is for ages six and up. Rain or shine. (more...)

10 Hairy Legs Welcomes 2 New Company Members
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

10 Hairy Legs, the all-male repertory dance company is pleased to announce that Nikolas Owens and Michael Wang are members of 10 Hairy Legs, effective immediately. They join current company members Alex Biegelson, Robert Mark Burke, Derek Crescenti, Jared McAboy, Alexander Olivieri, Nicholas Sciscione and William Tomaskovic. Company member Bios. (more...)

BWW Review: CRIME AND PUNISHMENT at Shattered Globe Theatre
by Emily McClanathan - Sep 19, 2018

In true Dostoyevsky fashion, Shattered Globe Theatre's CRIME AND PUNISHMENT examines human depravity and the desperation that can drive people to appalling extremes. And the view is as bleak as a Siberian winter: under the direction of Louis Contey, the ensemble cast fills the intimate space at Theater Wit with a tension that rarely relents over the course of nearly three hours. (more...)

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