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Scoop: NBC Primetime Schedule From Tuesday December 12, 2017 - Friday December 29, 2017 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Dec 12, 2017

Get all the scoop on NBC Primetime Schedule From Tuesday December 12, 2017 - Friday December 29, 2017, airing on NBC on Tuesday, December 12, 2017! (more...)

Mat Kearney Releases BETTER THAN I USED TO BE Video Plus New Song FACE TO FACE From New Album CRAZYTALK
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

Mat Kearney has now revealed two tracks from his forthcoming new album CRAZYTALK - 'Better Than I Used To Be,' which saw its official video released today, December 12th, and 'Face to Face,' released Friday, Dec. 8th - both via Kearney's new partnership with Caroline. Purchase or listen to both songs HERE. Both songs made a splash upon release, with each hitting Spotify's New Music FridayPlaylist and amassing 1.5 MM streams already and earning spins on SiriusXM's Chill. (more...)

Cast Announced for FRANKLINLAND World Premiere at Jackalope Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

Jackalope will continue its 10th season with the world premiere of Franklinland, written by Lloyd Suh, directed by Chika Ike, with the full cast announced below. (more...)

Audition Dates Announced for Boston Ballet School's Summer Dance Program
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

Boston Ballet School's Summer Dance Program (SDP) is a five-week intensive summer residential dance program for Pre-Professional level students from all around the world and gives young dancers the opportunity to work with Boston Ballet School's internationally-renowned faculty. (more...)

NBC's THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL Features Broncos vs Colts, 12/14
by TV News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

Week 15 kicks off on NBC's Thursday Night Football this Thursday, Dec. 14, as the Denver Broncos travel to Indianapolis, Ind., to take on the Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium, in a broadcast which will feature SkyCam as the primary viewing angle. Coverage begins at 7:30 p.m. ET with Football Night in Indianapolis on NBC, the only network with two primetime NFL packages. (more...)

Screaming Females Debuts Marissa Paternoster and Laura Veirs 'Deeply' Video
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

New Jersey DIY-punk luminaries Screaming Females will release their blistering seventh studio album All At Once, February 23, 2018 on Don Giovanni Records. The band recently shared album cut Deeply (more...)

Mikky Ekko's 'Blood On The Surface' Live Performance Video Premieres Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

A stunning, stripped back live performance video Mikky Ekko performing Blood On The Surface is premiering today at The Line of Best Fit. (more...)

Little Village Foundation Announces Showcase at the Freight & Salvage, 1/19
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

Little Village Foundation, the non-profit record label focused on bringing the hidden veins of roots music in America to the masses, presents a sampler of the folk, blues, jazz, gospel and ethnic flavors that make LVF's the most diverse catalog around. (more...)

Michael Tilson Thomas And Frank Gehry Named As Honorees For Colburn School's 2018 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

At its annual gala event, Celebrate Colburn, the Colburn School will honor renowned conductor Michael Tilson Thomas and acclaimed architect Frank Gehry with the Richard D. Colburn award, for their exemplary achievements and contributions to the worlds of classical music and the performing arts in Los Angeles and throughout the world. Celebrate Colburn takes place at Walt Disney Concert Hall on Sunday, April 22, 2018, at 7 p.m., followed by a post-performance dinner at a location to be announced. (more...)

Arizona Musicfest Winter Festival's 19-Concert Schedule Showcases Diverse Lineup Of Styles, Celebrities, and Music
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

The 27th annual Arizona Musicfest Winter Festival will bring a deeply diverse lineup of exceptional artists, repertoires and musical styles to Valley venues beginning with Chita Rivera and Tommy Tune: Just in Time on Jan. 26. The 19-concert schedule concludes on March 16 with Decades Rewind that turns back the clock to the music of the 60s, 70s and 80s. (more...)

YANNI Returns To Dr. Phillips Center In April 2018
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts and AEG Presents announce the return of the world-renowned performer and composer Yanni to Orlando and the Dr. Phillips Center. Yanni 25 - Live at the Acropolis Anniversary Concert Tour comes to the Walt Disney Theater on Monday, April 30, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, December 15, 2017 at 10 a.m. Tickets start at $49.50 and may be purchased online at, by calling 844.513.2014 or by visiting the Dr. Phillips Center Box Office at 445 S. Magnolia Avenue between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday. Online and phone ticket purchases are subject to handling fees. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 12, 2017
by - Dec 12, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 12 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Ward Stare Renews Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Contract Through 2020/21
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

Just as Music Director Ward Stare prepares to make his Metropolitan Opera conducting debut, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) announces that Maestro Stare has renewed his contract for three more years, through the end of the 2020/21 season. (more...)

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Announces Dates For Dael Orlandersmith's UNTIL THE FLOOD And Mashuq Mushtaq Deen's DRAW THE CIRCLE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

Tickets for the next two Mainstage productions of the 2017/2018 season at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater (Daniella Topol, Artistic Director; Annie Middleton, Managing Director; Victor Cervantes, Jr., Associate Producer) are now on sale and can be purchased by visiting (more...)

Brett Dennen Announces 2018 Tour Dates & New Music
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

Singer-songwriter Brett Dennen has announced an upcoming North American and European tour for early 2018, and has teased the oncoming of new music. (more...)

The Kates to Come to FILLET OF SOLO Festival 2018
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

Chicago comedians Elizabeth Gomez Alexandra Tsarpalas and Amy Sumpter host the all female comedy showcase the kates at Lifeline Theatre for their 21st annual Fillet of Solo Festival on January 13th (Elizabeth Gomez) & 26th (Amy Sumpter) at 8:30pm and January 19th (Alexandra Tsarpalas) at 7pm (more...)

Temple Israel presents Robert Klein At The Halloran Centre 2/10
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

Temple Israel synagogue announced today a premiere special event at the Halloran Centre at the Orpheum - an evening of laughter & music with comedy legend, Robert Klein on Saturday, February 10 at 8:00 pm. Open to the entire Memphis community, the evening will support the synagogue's mission to be a force for good - in the lives of its members and the greater community. Klein will be accompanied by Bob Stein, Klein's longtime music director who composes, conducts, and produces his personal and TV appearances, videos, CDs, and more. (more...)

EmpowerYouth! Students Begin Creating An Original Opera
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

In September, Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Chicago Urban League announced EmpowerYouth! Igniting Creativity through the Arts, a groundbreaking, multi-year partnership that immerses African American youth in the creation of an original opera based on their own life experiences. Collaboratively planned and administered by Lyric Unlimited, Lyric's community engagement and education arm, and the Chicago Urban League's Youth Development Center, EmpowerYouth! is a multidisciplinary afterschool program that will culminate in the presentation of a fully staged, youth-centric opera on May 31 at the Lyric Opera House. (more...)

Tickets for Broadway Musical SCHOOL OF ROCK at Hennepin Theatre Trust Go On Sale On Friday, 12/15
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

Hennepin Theatre Trust will present Broadway legend Andrew Lloyd Webber's high-octane Broadway and West End hit SCHOOL OF ROCK THE MUSICAL as part of the 2017-2018 Bank of America Broadway on Hennepin Season March 6-11, 2018 at the historic Orpheum Theatre (910 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis). SCHOOL OF ROCK THE MUSICAL is based on the smash hit 2003 film of the same, featuring music from the movie, as well as an original score by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Glenn Slater, a book by Julian Fellowes, choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter and direction by Laurence Connor. (more...)

Performers Announced for PAC THE HOUSE, 12/30
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

Performers announced for PAC THE HOUSE: UNWRAPPED - Saturday, December 30. Holiday edition of Pride Arts Center's monthly variety showcase to include standup comedy, burlesque and drag. (more...)

Rhino Fest 2018 Runs Jan. 13 25, 2018
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

Curious Theatre Branch and Prop Thtr present the 29th Annual Rhinoceros Theater Festival, opening Saturday, January 13th and running Wednesdays through Mondays until Sunday, February 25. This year the Rhino features 32 shows, 6 nights a week, for 6 weeks. Rhino opens on Saturday, Jan. 13 at 8 pm with Full Moon Vaudeville, hosted by The Crooked Mouth band with guest performer Ian Belknap. (more...)

Scoop: NBC PRIMETIME SCHEDULE From Tuesday December 12, 2017 - Sunday January 7, 2018 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Dec 12, 2017

Get all the scoop on NBC PRIMETIME SCHEDULE From Tuesday December 12, 2017 - Sunday January 7, 2018, airing on NBC (more...)

McCarter to Start 2018 with Marie Jones's STONES IN HIS POCKETS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

McCarter Theatre Center is starting 2018 with a strong shot of Irish humor as it presents Marie Jones' Stones in His Pockets, January 12 February 11 in the Berlind Theatre. (more...)

The Second City's SHE THE PEOPLE: Girlfriends' Guide To Sisters Doing It For Themselves Returns To The Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

Back by popular demand, The Second City's She the People: Girlfriends' Guide to Sisters Doing It for Themselves, a sketch show created, designed and performed entirely by the women of Second City, returns to the stage in 2018. Under the direction of Carly Heffernan with musical direction by Mary Mahoney, She the People runs January 11 April 1, 2018, in The Second City's UP Comedy Club, with the press opening on Thursday, January 18th at 8pm. Tickets start at $26 and can be purchased at the box office, by phone at (312) 662-4562 or online at UP Comedy Club is located on the 3rd Floor of Piper's Alley at 230 W North Ave, Chicago. (more...)

Spend AN ORPHAN'S CHRISTMAS with NYC Comedians at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents An Orphan's Christmas on December 24th, 2017 at 9:30 PM. (more...)

Family Adventure Movie THRILL RIDE Released on DVD and Streaming Today
by Movies News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

Mason Parrish once asked his father, writer/director Chris Parrish, if they could make movies together when he grows up. Chris said, 'Of course.' Making Thrill Ride, the award-winning family-adventure movie from Mason's Movies and distributed by Gravitas Ventures, is Chris' way of keeping that promise. (more...)

Republic Business Credit's Team Members Recognized by TMA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017


John Kander to Receive Signature Theatre's 2018 Stephen Sondheim Award in D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

On March 19, 2018, Virginia's Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre will honor legendary Broadway composer John Kander with the company's ninth Stephen Sondheim Award. (more...)

Christopher Cross, Kaki King and More Coming Up at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces singer/songwriter Christopher Cross ( Sailing and Arthur's Theme ), visionary musician/artist Kaki King and more. (more...)

2nd Youth Music Culture Guangdong to Launch in January 2018 in Guangzhou
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

Presented by the Guangdong Provincial Department of Culture, organized jointly by the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra (GSO) and Xinghai Concert Hall, supported by the Publicity Department of the Committee of Yuexiu District and with Volkswagen Group China as Founding Partner, the 2nd Youth Music Culture Guangdong (YMCG) will take place between January 11 and 19, 2018 in Guangzhou. (more...)

Scoop: Coming Up on SUPERIOR DONUTS on CBS - Monday, January 15, 2017
by TV Scoop - Dec 12, 2017

Get all the scoop on Coming Up on SUPERIOR DONUTS , airing on CBS on Tuesday, December 12, 2017! (more...)

Richard Kind, Karen Ziemba and More Original Stars to Reunite for 54 SINGS CURTAINS This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

Members of the original Broadway production of John Kander, Fred Ebb, Rupert Holmes, and Peter Stone's CURTAINS, which opened on Broadway in 2007, will reunite for a concert presentation of the musical at Feinstein's/54 Below on Thursday, January 25th, 2018, at 7:00pm & 9:30pm. (more...)

Chicago Playworks for Families and Young Audiences Presents JUNIE B. JONES IS NOT A CROOK
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

The Theatre School at DePaul University presents Junie B. Jones Is Not A Crook, written by Allison Gregory adapted from the book series by Barbara Park and directed by Krissy Vanderwarker. Junie B. Jones Is Not A Crook is a part of The Theatre School's Chicago Playworks for Families and Young Audiences Series. (more...)

Miss Velvet & The Blue Wolf Join George Clinton Tour
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

Miss Velvet and the Blue Wolf have announced the first details of their upcoming 2018 US tour as opening act to legendary group George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic. The tour is taking place in conjunction with the release of their highly anticipated debut album BAD GET SOME with Isotopia Records. The 'George Clinton Mardi Gras Tour' will be Miss Velvet & The Blue Wolf's first US tour. The 32 city coast to coast tour begins on December 29th in New Orlean's iconic venue Tipitinia and finishing on March 28th at the House of Blues San Diego. Full list below. (more...)

The New Colony to Premiere THE LIGHT This Winter at The Den Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

The New Colony will conclude its ninth season with the world premiere of Loy Webb's gripping romantic drama THE LIGHT, directed by Toma Langston, playing January 5 - February 4, 2018 at The New Colony's resident home, The Den Theatre. (more...)

VIDEO: NMI presents CURSES! at Stages Musical Theatre Festival
by Stage Tube - Dec 11, 2017

Another video from the Stages Musical Theatre Festival was just released this week. New Musicals Inc. aired 51 hours of live streamcast footage of musical theatre readings, concerts, creative sessions, as well as interviews with writers and producers, all part of the most recent Stages Musical Theatre Festival. The Festival ran for fifteen years in Chicago before New Musicals Inc. brought it to the West Coast about a decade ago. (more...)

Scoop: Coming Up on SUPERIOR DONUTS on CBS - Monday, December 25, 2017
by TV Scoop - Dec 11, 2017

Get all the scoop on Coming Up on SUPERIOR DONUTS , airing on CBS on Monday, December 25, 2017! (more...)

Scoop: Upcoming Guests on THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT 12/11-12/22 on CBS
by TV Scoop - Dec 11, 2017

Get all the scoop on Upcoming Guests on THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT 12/11-12/22, airing on CBS on Monday, December 11, 2017! (more...)

Aspire & ABFF Studios Launch Series Hosted by AJ Calloweay
by TV News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

Aspire (@tvASPiRE), the network that reflects, shares and celebrates the experiences of black culture and urban lifestyle, announced today that it will launch a new series of specials, Idols, Icons + Influencers, in partnership with ABFF Studios (more...)

Silk Road Rising presents PURE LAND
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

Silk Road Rising (Chief Programming Officer Jamil Khoury and Executive Director Malik Gillani) is proud to announce Pure Land, the second in a pairing of staged readings in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut Chicago. The staged readings will be held on February 3 and 4, 2018 at 4:00pm at Silk Road Rising located at 77 W. Washington St., Lower Level, Chicago, IL, 60602. (more...)

BWW Review: FADE at Dallas Theater Center
by Samuel Weber - Dec 11, 2017

Saracho's story is almost cheekily influenced by her own time as a television writer, though instead of being the Rom-Com one might expect from the aforementioned scenario, she uses the setting to cleverly approach the concepts of Latinx identity, class, and (in a silver-screen-reminiscent twist) appropriation in a way that is more personal than cultural. (more...)

Babes With Blades Continues Season with the Chicago Premiere of THE GOOD FIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

Babes With Blades Theatre Company (BWBTC) continues its 20th Anniversary Season: Origins with the Chicago premiere of The Good Fight, playing at City Lit Theater, 1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., January 6 February 17, 2018. Developed in 2011 through BWBTC's Fighting Words program under the title Deeds Not Words, the play is written by Anne Bertram, executive director of Theatre Unbound, a Minneapolis/St. Paul company devoted to work by and about women. Elizabeth Lovelady, a Jeff Award-winning artist based in Chicago, directs The Good Fight, which features combat by Violence Designer Gaby Labotka with Assistant Violence Designer Almanya Narula. (more...)

The Kates Come to The Book Cellar 1/12 & 1/27
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

Chicago comedians Elizabeth Gomez and Amy Sumpter host the all female comedy showcase at The Book Cellar. the kates features a semi-monthly line-up of the city's funniest, most talented comedians as well as emerging female comic performers. (more...)

American English Returns To Raue Center, 1/6
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

Kick off 2018 with a musical blast from the past! Raue Center For The Arts is proud to welcome award-winning Beatles tribute band, American English, back to the stage for another look into The Beatles' vast history book. American English returns at 8 p.m. on January 6, 2018 for another GREAT twist on The Beatles: Double Fantasy Album Night! (more...)

Complete Casting Announced For Asolo Rep's SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

Asolo Rep proudly kicks off its repertory season with SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, the stunning new stage adaptation of Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard's triumphant Academy Award-winning film. The film starred Gwyneth Paltrow as Viola, who garnered an Oscar for the role, Joseph Fiennes as Will, and Dame Judi Dench as Queen Elizabeth. This lush, sweeping and timeless romantic comedy will be helmed by director and choreographer Rachel Rockwell. Originally produced by Disney Theatrical Productions and Sonia Friedman Productions and adapted for the stage by Lee Hall, SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE previews January 10 and 11, opens January 12 and runs in rotating repertory through March 28 in the Mertz Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Tickets to THE WIZARD OF OZ Now On Sale to the Public
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

Broadway In Boston announced today that tickets for the upcoming Boston engagement of THE WIZARD OF OZ, are currently on sale to the public. THE WIZARD OF OZ will play a limited five performances at the Boston Opera House January 12-14, 2018 as part of the 2017-2018 Lexus Broadway In Boston Season. (more...)

New York Premiere! Sarah Rothenberg's 'A Proust Sonata' at FIAF
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

The French Institute Alliance Fran aise (FIAF), New York's premiere French cultural center, and Da Camera of Houston Productions present the New York Premiere of A Proust Sonata, Wednesday through Friday, January 10 12 at 7:30pm in FIAF's Florence Gould Hall. (more...)

BWW Review: WICKED at Oriental Theatre
by Patrick Rybarczyk - Dec 11, 2017

It doesn't matter how many times you watch Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, fly to rafters at the end of Defying Gravity. You still get the chills during this classic moment in the musical, WICKED. It strikes a chord with you and has you cheering for 'the green girl.' You know, the villain from The Wizard of Oz. (more...)

Orchestra Of St. Luke's 2018 Winter Spring Season To Offer 43 Performances
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

Orchestra of St. Luke's (OSL) 43rd season continues in 2018 with 43 performances in 10 venues throughout New York City. The winter spring calendar offers wide-ranging programs from intimate chamber music concerts devoted to Baroque, Classical, and Romantic repertoire to a world premiere at Carnegie Hall by one of today's most lauded composers. Additionally, the Orchestra will play music for a legendary dance institution's Lincoln Center season and collaborate with a renowned choral group on a program that juxtaposes an established work with a new, dramatic oratorio based on the Orpheus myth. (more...)

Jeff Awards Releases Research Project Findings, Acting on Key Issues Identified
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

The Jeff Awards received the results of an independent research project, is sharing the results with the public, and is acting on key issues identified. Taproot+ conducted the project among Chicago area theatre companies. Taproot+ is a non-profit organization that provides pro bono services by volunteer professionals. (more...)

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