Chicago on Tour

Running Time
Two hours and 30 minutes, with one intermission


Official: Michael Luwoye Will Return as 'Hamilton' on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

Michael Luwoye - who has starred in the title role in the National Tour of Hamilton since it opened earlier this year in San Francisco, before transferring to the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles (through December 30) - will officially succeed for Javier Mu oz on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theater (226 W. 46 St.) on January 16, 2018, producer Jeffrey Seller announces. (more...)

Chicago Film Office Announce the 2018 Filmmakers in Residence As Part of Independent Film Initiative
by Movies News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) is pleased to announce the producing team of Bea Cordelia and Daniel Kyri as the 2018 Filmmakers in Residence. The residency is part of the Independent Film Initiative (IFI), a first-of-its-kind program from the Chicago Film Office designed to support, promote and provide career-building opportunities for local film industry professionals and media makers. (more...)

POTTED POTTER Announces Rush Tickets, Extension in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

Broadway In Chicago, Starvox Entertainment and Potted Productions are delighted to announce that Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Potter Experience - A Parody by Dan and Jeff will offer a limited number of $25 rush tickets on the day of each show available for students, teachers, seniors (60+) and military for all performances. (more...)

Star-Studded 'BERNSTEIN ON BROADWAY' New Year's Eve Concert to Air on LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

This New Year's Eve, Live From Lincoln Center rings in 2018 with a celebration of the legendary Leonard Bernstein on the occasion of his centennial year. (more...)

Charles Busch to Return to Pride Arts Center with MY KINDA '60S
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

Tony Award nominee, Drama Desk Lifetime Achievement honoree and two-time MAC Award winner, Charles Busch, who performed two sold-out shows at Pride Arts Center in January 2017, will return on January 21 and 22 with CHARLES BUSCH: MY KINDA '60S - a new show that gets to the essence of this legendary entertainer. (more...)

Imagine Dragons, Walk the Moon Join DICK CLARK'S NEW YEAR'S ROCKIN' EVE Performance Lineup
by TV News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

To ring in the New Year, multi-platinum selling band Imagine Dragons is slated to perform on DICK CLARK'S NEW YEAR'S ROCKIN' EVE WITH RYAN SEACREST 2018 from the Allstate Fan Fest in New Orleans, La., where locals and tourists gather each year to celebrate the New Year in advance of the annual Allstate Sugar Bowl . (more...)

Tickets on Sale Today for Second Stage's LOBBY HERO, Starring Michael Cera and More, on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

Tickets go on sale to the general public today, Wednesday, December 13 at 1 PM ET for Second Stage Theater's Broadway premiere of KENNETH LONERGAN's LOBBY HERO, directed by TRIP CULLMAN and starring MICHAEL CERA, CHRIS EVANS, BRIAN TYREE HENRY, and BEL POWLEY. (more...)

Laurence Jahns Named Chief Advancement Officer at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

The Public Theater announced today that Laurence Jahns has been named the new Chief Advancement Officer. (more...)

Michael Weller's Dark Fairytale JERICHO to Premiere at The Wild Project
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

The Attic Theater Company and Ted Caine will present the world premiere production of JERICHO, by Academy Award nominee (Ragtime) and Drama Desk award-winning playwright Michael Weller (Moonchildren), directed by artistic director Laura Braza (Where Has Tommy Flowers Gone?). (more...)

The Old Globe to Continue AXIS Series with A CULTURE SHOCK NUTCRACKER SNEAK PEEK
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

The Old Globe believes that theatre matters, and our work each day is to make theatre matter to more people! We invite friends, families, and dance fans to our free AXIS event, A Culture Shock Nutcracker Sneak Peek, on Saturday, December 23, with pop-up performances at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. (more...)

The Revival Announces HYDE YA KIDS, HYDE YA PARK! 1/20/18 - 2/24/18
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

HYDE YA KIDS, HYDE YA PARK! opens SATURDAY, JANUARY 20TH at 7:30pm and plays every SATURDAY at 7:30pm through FEBRUARY 24TH. Two special previews will be performed on Saturday, January 6th and 13th (7:30pm). Tickets can be purchased at www.the-revival.com. (more...)

THIS IS US Star Chrissy Metz to Star in FAT PIG at the Geffen Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

Chrissy Metz, the Emmy Award and Golden Globe nominated star of the NBC drama This Is Us, will make her stage debut in Neil LaBute's critically acclaimed play Fat Pig at the Geffen Playhouse. (more...)

Tenor Rene Barbera to Make Nine House Debuts This Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

American tenor Ren Barbera, praised for his singing suffused with old-fashioned warmth by Opera News, will make nine house debuts this season, cementing his status as an operatic star on the rise. (more...)

Lineup Announced for 7th Annual Boston One-Minute Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

The Boston One-Minute Play Festival (#1MPF) returns for The 7th Annual Boston One-Minute Play Festival! (more...)

CBS All Access Premieres Season Two of THE GOOD FIGHT, 3/4
by TV News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

CBS All Access, CBS' digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service, today announced season two of its first original drama series, THE GOOD FIGHT, will premiere on Sunday, March 4, 2018. New episodes of THE GOOD FIGHT's 13-episode second season will be available weekly on Sundays exclusively for CBS All Access subscribers. (more...)

The Green and Sammy Johnson Are Live in Seattle, 1/6
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

The Green's Marching Orders has impressively debuted at #1 on the Billboard Reggae Chart and reached another charting milestone as the album hit #15 on Billboard's Independent Release and # 62 on Billboard's Top 200 Sales Chart. Marching Orders (released on October 20, 2017 via longtime label partner Easy Star Records) is the band's fourth studio album and their third album to claim the #1 spot on the Billboard Reggae Chart and their highest charting album on the Top 200. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 13, 2017
by - Dec 13, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 13 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Capezio 130th Anniversary Awards And Show Announced
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

Capezio celebrates 130 years of excellence with this one-night only special Awards and show on Monday, May 14, 2018 at 7:30 pm at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Avenue, Las Vegas NV 89106. (more...)

Hugh Bonneville Hosts GREAT PERFORMANCES - FROM VIENNA: THE NEW YEAR'S CELEBRATION, 1/1
by TV News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

Hugh Bonneville joins as new host to ring in 2018 for beloved annual PBS broadcast tradition from the heart of Austria. The show premieres Monday, January 1, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) (more...)

9th Annual The Fire This Time Festival Lineup Announced
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

Now in its ninth season, the Obie Award winning The Fire This Time Festival will kick off on Monday, January 15 with an opening night reception at The Kraine Theater and continue with a special off-site event and panel discussion at Atlantic Theater Company on Wednesday, January 17, followed by full-length play readings and the 10-Minute Play Festival, directed this year by Candis Jones. (more...)

ICE to Reprise David Lang's THE WHISPER OPERA at NYU Skirball
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

From January 24 to February 3, 2018, the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) reprises Pulitzer Prize-winner David Lang's the whisper opera in 13 performances at NYU Skirball. (more...)

Six Rice Students Tapped for NY Phil's Global Academy Fellowship Program
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

Six Rice University graduate students have been selected to participate in the New York Philharmonic Global Academy Fellowship Program, part of the New York Philharmonic Global Academy partnership launched in fall 2015 between Rice's Shepherd School of Music and the New York Philharmonic. (more...)

Music Academy of the West Selects Ten Zarin Mehta Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

On January 18, the ten outstanding musicians from Music Academy of the West who have been named as this year's Zarin Mehta Fellows will arrive in New York to take part in the New York Philharmonic Global Academy Fellowship Program's fourth season. (more...)

2018 Golden Globe Nominee Game Of Thrones Season Seven on Blu-ray and DVD Available Now!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

The record-breaking phenomenon is back with a season that proved to be well worth the wait! Action-packed from start to finish with the series' most epic battles yet, the HBO drama series Game of Thrones: The Complete Seventh Season will be available for Digital Download September 25th and on Blu-Ray and DVD December 12th. The latest season of GAME OF THRONES featured the most-watched premiere and finale episodes in HBO history, and the series remains the most-awarded drama series in Emmy history, with 109 nominations to date and winning the 2015 and 2016 trophy for Best Drama Series. The season also received a 2018 Golden Globe nomination for Best Television Series - Drama. (more...)

The Flea Announces Spring 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

Niegel Smith, Artistic Director and Carol Ostrow, Producing Director of The Flea Theater proudly announce the slate for their spring season, which will feature three world premieres, the return of its late-night series Serials, as well as new programming Cereals, plays for younger audiences and Flea Fridays, an immersive weekend cabaret. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Announces Full Season Lineup For Festival 2018
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

Jacob's Pillow announces the full season lineup for Festival 2018, including U.S. company debuts, world premieres, international artists, newly commissioned work, rich historic Festival connections, and the formal presentation of work developed through the organization's growing residency program at the Pillow Lab. Jacob's Pillow is the longest-running dance festival in the United States, a National Historic Landmark, a National Medal of Arts recipient, and has recently expanded to become a year-round center for dance research and development. Festival 2018 opens on June 20, engaging visitors and community members from throughout the region and beyond, on- and off-site, through August 26. (more...)

Weekend getaways, Australian vacation rentals and Disney theme parks: how the U.S. traveled in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

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2018 Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab Fellows Announced: Diverse Group of Writers, Advisors Convene to Develop Timely Projects
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

Sixteen emerging screenwriters will come together at Sundance Institute's 2018 Screenwriters Lab, an immersive five-day writers' workshop announced today and taking place at the Sundance Resort in Utah, January 12-17, 2018. The Lab brings independent screenwriters together with accomplished writers, in an environment that encourages the art and craft of writing and creative risk-taking. Through one-on-one story sessions with Creative Advisors, Fellows work intensively on their feature film scripts and engage in an artistically rigorous process that offers them indispensable lessons in craft. The Lab is the first step in a year-round CONTINUUM of customized creative and tactical support for each project and team. (more...)

Redbox Launches On Demand Service
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

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American Classical Orchestra Performs Six Baroque Concerti With Violinist Stephanie Chase
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

On Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 8pm, American Classical Orchestra, the nation's premier orchestra dedicated to period instrument performance' (Vulture), celebrates the virtuosic violin concerti of great Baroque masters at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center. The program features acclaimed violinist and expert period instrumentalist, Stephanie Chase, in six concerti: Handel's Concerto Grosso in B-flat Major, Opus 6, No. 7; J.S. Bach's Concerto for Violin in A Minor, BWV 1041; Muffat's Concerto Grosso in G Major, 'Perseverantia'; Bach's Concerto for Two Violins in D Minor, BWV 1043 with Orchestra of St. Luke's concertmaster violinist Krista Bennion Feeney; Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048; and Vivaldi's Concerto for Four Violins in B Minor, RV 580 with violinists Krista Bennion Feeney, Theresa Salomon, and Karen Dekker. (more...)

The Providence Performing Arts Center Announces HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE IN CONCERT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

The Providence Performing Arts Center announced today that the Rhode Island Philharmonic will perform Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in Concert on Saturday, April 28, 2018 as part of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series. The concert will feature the Rhode Island Philharmonic performing live, to picture, every note from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Audiences will be able to relive the magic of the film in high-definition on a 40-foot screen while hearing the Rhode Island Philharmonic perform John Williams' unforgettable score live. Tickets go on sale December 15, 2017 at 10:00AM via PPACRI.org, (401)421-ARTS (2787) or at the Providence Performing Arts Center Box Office. (more...)

Southern Soul Festival Montenegro Announce R+R NOW, Native Dancer, Marcellus Pittman and More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

Southern Soul Festival brings in extraordinary acts for its 6th edition, taking place from 28 June through 1 July on the Velika Plaza beach in Ulcinj, introducing the majestic R+R NOW, a first time collaboration of some of the greatest world-renowned American musicians in jazz music on one stage together. (more...)

Original Stars to Reunite for AFTER THE FAIR in Concert at Urban Stages
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

After the Fair, the award-winning musical written by Kleban Award winner Stephen Cole and Mac Award winner Matthew Martin Ward, will perform a one-night-only 20th Anniversary Concert at Urban Stages as part of their Winter Rhythms Series on December 21st at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

Kuinka MISTAKENLY BRAVE Video Premieres at PopMatters
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

Kuinka is happy to announce that the video for Mistakenly Brave from their Stay Up Late EP has premiered at PopMatters. A winter U.S. tour (including a stop at a certain Tiny Desk in Washington, D.C.) in support of the release begins January 17th at The Dip in Redding, CA. (more...)

North American Debut Of Acclaimed JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Comes to Lyric Opera
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

In the first rock 'n' roll performances of its production history, Lyric Opera of Chicago presents Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar the North American debut of Timothy Sheader's explosive, high-energy, Olivier Award-winning production from London's Regent's Park Open-Air Theatre, presented April 27-May 20, 2018 at the Lyric Opera House. (more...)

The House Theatre Of Chicago Announces All-New Production Of HATFIELD AND MCCOY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

The House Theatre of Chicago announces an all-new production of Hatfield & McCoy, written by The House's Company Member Shawn Pfautsch and directed by The House's Company Member Matt Hawkins playing at the Chopin Upstairs Theatre, 1543 W. Division St., January 19 March 11, 2018. (more...)

Illuminertia Releases New Album 'Activation Station'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

Illuminertia has announced the release of their new album, Activation Station . Illuminertia is an umbrella for music releases and audio visual collaborations created by Eric Modean Mantras (DJ Mantras), who has been a resident DJ for Ecstatic Dance events in the Bay Area, CA. (more...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces Elizabeth Hurley as New Chief Development Officer
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

Nationally known fundraising professional Elizabeth Hurley will join Lyric Opera of Chicago as its new chief development officer the company announced today. Hurley will be stepping into the role on March 1, 2018. (more...)

TITLE OF SHOW & World Premiere of LEVITY Come to Warren Miller Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

The Warren Miller Performing Arts Center (Executive Director John Zirkle) in Big Sky, Montana announced today it will present the world premiere of LEVITY, featuring Tony Award winner Michele Pawk as Connie, for three performances January 19 through January 21, 2018. Written by Stephanie DiMaggio and directed by Stella Powell-Jones, this new play was developed during WMPAC's summer acting workshop and is the first world premiere production ever to premiere in Big Sky. (more...)

Cast Announced For Magic Theatre's World Premiere REEL TO REEL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

Magic Theatre (Loretta Greco, Artistic Director and Jaimie Mayer, Managing Director) announced today the complete cast of John Kolvenbach's World Premiere REEL TO REEL. Previews begin on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at Magic Theatre's Fort Mason location, with a press opening on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are on-sale now, and subscriptions to Magic Theatre's 2017-2018 Season are also available. (more...)

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