Chicago on Tour

Running Time
Two hours and 30 minutes, with one intermission

Organist Gail Archer Announces Fall 2018 Tour
by TV News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Renowned organist Gail Archer announces her Fall 2018 international concert tour. Details are below. (more...)

New Mixed-Media Play THE CULTURE OF NOW Makes Off Broadway Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

New York New Works Theater Festival and Theatre Row proudly present the Off-Broadway premiere of THE CULTURE OF NOW, an epic mixed-media play featuring an international ensemble in a one night only performance September 20 at 8:30 p.m. After the much anticipated sold out opening night at Manhattan's Dixon Place on September 8, this production was added as a special presentation to this year's New York New Works Theatre Festival taking place at Theatre Row's Acorn Theatre. (more...)

CWRU CPH MFA Program Offers Immersive Production Of THE SEAGULL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

The Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House MFA Acting Program is proud to begin their season with a modern reimagining of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull. Chekhov's classic play about artistic rebellion, translated by Paul Schmidt, will star the MFA Class of 2020 and guests. Director Sarah Wansley's staging will shed light on the show's poetic realism. Press opening will be on October 9th at the Helen Theatre in Playhouse Square and the show will run from October 10th-October 20th.  (more...)

Country Music Association Visits Students in Houston
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

The Country Music Association visited Houston yesterday, Monday, Sept. 17, with Josh Kerr, Maddie & Tae and Jon Nite, joining the CMA Foundation to meet with students at Waltrip High School followed by a CMA Songwriters Series Presented by U.S. Bank performance at The Heights Theater. Monday afternoon, the songwriters visited Waltrip High School in the Houston Independent School District (HISD), participating in two band classes and a Q&A session, in addition to being treated to special performances by the students in each class. (more...)

Scoop: Coming Up On MASTERS OF ILLUSION on THE CW - Friday, September 21, 2018
by TV Scoop - Sep 18, 2018

Get all the scoop on Coming Up On MASTERS OF ILLUSION , airing on THE CW on Friday, September 21, 2018! (more...)

Ingrid Michaelson Announces Tour for Christmas Album, Which Features Duets with Leslie Odom Jr. and Will Chase
by TV News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Pop singer songwriter Ingrid Michaelson today released "Looks Like a Cold, Cold Winter," the debut single from her upcoming album, Ingrid Michaelson's Songs for the Season, out October 26 on her Cabin 24 records. The 12-song collection, which was recorded with a 35-piece symphony to capture the warm and nostalgic big band feel of the 40's and 50's, also features duets with Leslie Odom Jr, Grace VanderWaal, Christina Perri and Will Chase. (more...)

Chicago Area Band The PondHawks Gives Hometown A Song With 'River Grove'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Riverpool Records and The PondHawks announce the release of their new single, 'River Grove.' (more...)

Tour Cast Announced for THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

The greatest family musical of all time, THE WIZARD OF OZ, is touching down across the country starting October 6 in Alma, Arkansas. (more...)

Photo Flash: City Springs Theatre Presents 42ND STREET
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

City Springs Theatre, Atlanta's newest professional theatre company presents Tony Award winner Shuler Hensley in '42nd Street,' the ultimate Broadway musical, playing at the brand-new Byers Theatre at The Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center (1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs) September 14th through the 23rd. Tickets are $30-$62, with discounts for seniors, students, groups, and active and retired military personnel. Visit or call 404-477-4365 for more information. (more...)

Englewood's Hamilton Park Is Final Stop For PEACEBOOK; Marathon
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Mark your calendar for Collaboraction's third and final stop on its city-wide fall PEACEBOOK tour this Friday and Saturday, September 21 and 22, at Hamilton Park, 513 W. 72nd St., in Chicago's Englewood community. (more...)

The SPCO's Liquid Music Series Presents Third Coast Percussion
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Recent Grammy Award-winners Third Coast Percussion return to Liquid Music with new works by two incredible musical minds: the iconic American composer Philip Glass and the pop polymath Devonte Hynes, a.k.a. Blood Orange. Glass's new work, written for Third Coast Percussion and co-commissioned by Liquid Music, is his first ever for percussion ensemble. Hynes, who has also become a Glass collaborator in recent years, brings his "dense modern pop with roots in hip-hop, R&B and NYC culture" (The Guardian) to an entirely new sound world in his piece for Third Coast Percussion. More concert details to be announced in October. (more...)

JD McPherson's Debut Christmas Album SOCKS Due 11/2, Confirms Holiday Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

JD McPherson's debut Christmas album, SOCKS, will be released November 2 on New West Records and is now available for pre-order. The record features ten original songs plus the first ever physical release of the track, “Twinkle (Little Christmas Lights).” (more...)

TUTA Theatre Chicago Hosts U.S. Premiere of RADIO CULTURE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

TUTA Theatre Chicago is pleased to present the U.S. Premiere of RADIO CULTURE, an intimate depiction of one day in the life of a young Belorussian, by writer and artist Maxim Dosko, in a new English translation by Natalia Fedorova and Amber Robinson, directed by Amber Robinson. RADIO CULTURE will play October 17 - December 2, 2018 at TUTA Theatre, 4670 N. Manor Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

FAMILIAR By Danai Gurira Gets Chicago Premiere At Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere production of Familiar written by Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead, Black Panther, Broadway's Eclipsed) and directed by Danya Taymor, who helmed Steppenwolf's powerful 2017 production of Pass Over. As previously announced, this fiercely funny production features ensemble members Celeste M. Cooper (Nyasha) and Ora Jones (Marvelous Chinyaramwira), who appeared together in Steppenwolf's The Doppelganger (an international farce) last season. Rounding out the cast are Cheryl Lynn Bruce (Anne), Erik Hellman (Chris), Lanise Antoine Shelley, (Tendikayi), Luigi Sottile (Brad), Jacqueline Williams (Margaret Munyewa) and Cedric Young (Donald Chinyaramwira). (more...)

RBMF Chicago Announces Line-Up
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Red Bull Music will launch the latest installment of their critically acclaimed international music series in Chicago this November, bringing with it a month-long slate of expertly curated original programming spanning the city's diverse music genres. Red Bull Music Festival Chicago will explore and celebrate Chicago's rich cultural heritage while spotlighting its modern music landscape. Red Bull Music Festival (RBMF) makes its midwest debut after six acclaimed installments in New York City and a 2017 Los Angeles festival, and will feature live performances, club nights and lectures at some of Chicago's most unique venues. The festival also marks Red Bull Music's return to the Windy City after 2017's 30 Days in Chicago. (more...)

Winifred Haun & Dancers Premiere New Work In November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Winifred Haun & Dancers will premiere an important new dance, I am (not) this body on November 3 at the Studebaker Theater in downtown Chicago.  I am (not) this body is a first time collaboration between Artistic Director, Winifred Haun and Assistant Artistic Director, Solomon Bowser. (more...)

Lulu Fall, Peter Kim, and More Complete Cast of The Public's WILD GOOSE DREAMS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the New York premiere of WILD GOOSE DREAMS, written by Hansol Jung and directed by Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman. (more...)

Stars of MEAN GIRLS, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, and More Among Lineup for Broadway Flea Autograph Table & Photo Booth
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

More than 80 legendary, emerging and beloved Broadway and Off-Broadway stars are ready to take photos, sign autographs and meet their biggest fans on Sunday, September 30, at the 32nd Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction, produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

Review Roundup: Matt Doyle and Katie Rose Clarke Lead THE HEART OF ROCK & ROLL in San Diego
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

The Old Globe's 2018-2019 Season kicks off with the world premiere of The Heart of Rock & Roll, inspired by the music of Huey Lewis and the News, featuring a book by Jonathan Abrams and story by Tyler Mitchell and Jonathan Abrams. What did the critics have to say? (more...)

Handsome Jack Premieres New CITY GIRLS Video
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Hailing from Lockport NY, Handsome Jack plays a powerful and emotional fusion of boogie soul rock 'n' roll that has earned the admiration of fellow rock travelers such as Chris Robinson (CRB, Black Crowes), Zachary Gabbard (Buffalo Killers) and Ben McLeod of All Them Witches, who produced their new record. (more...)

JP Saxe Releases Official Video For THE FEW THINGS Wth Charlotte Lawrence
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Today, singer-songwriter JP Saxe is pleased to share the new video for his recent collaboration with rising pop star Charlotte Lawrence called 'The Few Things.' The track was called “intensely vulnerable and sweetly intimate” by Milk, and has been streamed over 1M times on Spotify alone landing itself in the Viral 50 Chart in the US, Denmark, Norway, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Malaysia. (more...)

Melissa Errico To Release New CD SONDHEIM SUBLIME
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Sondheim Sublime, a new album from Tony Award-nominated singer & actress Melissa Errico will be released on November 2 by Ghostlight Records; people can pre-order the album beginning today (more...)

Tony Goldwyn Helmed PAL JOEY REDUX Cancelled
by Stephanie Wild - Sep 18, 2018

In December of 2017 it was revealed that Tony Goldwyn was directing a new revival of Pal Joey, aiming to make it to Broadway in 2018. An Equity casting notice went out last week about an upcoming lab that was to be presented in November. However, according to an update at the top of the notice, the production has now been cancelled. (more...)

Dark Comedy WAKE To Premiere At The Heartland International Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Mirrorcore Productions first feature film Wake. will enjoy its world premiere Saturday, October 13th, 2018 at the acclaimed Heartland International Film Festival in Indianapolis, Indiana. The film will be screened several times during the festival run from October 11th-21st, 2018. (more...)

LIVE FROM HERE with Chris Thile Announces Additions To Ensemble, Third Season Premieres 10/6
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Some well-known names–new to public radio–will join Chris Thile on stage for the upcoming season of Live from Here. Over the past two years, Thile has brought his eclectic mix of music and guests to the show, appealing to curious music fans. As the creative force, Thile continues to retool and shape the weekly live public radio performance. This year, he's added new talent to the mix with a focus on providing an even better experience for live and radio listeners to Live from Here, which has increased its listenership among young listeners, ages 18-44, including a 22 percent gain for those ages 25-34. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

 Oprah Winfrey Network announced today that the “Suze Orman at The Apollo: Women and Money” all-new special featuring Suze Orman's sold-out, one-night-only live appearance at the historic Apollo Theater will premiere exclusively on OWN on Monday, October 1 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Orman recently relaunched her million-copy New York Times #1 bestselling book Women and Money, updated with financial knowledge and practical advice designed specifically for women in 2018. (more...)

MURDER IN THE WOODS Sweeps the 2018 FANtastic Horror Film Festival Award Nominations
by TV News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Luis Iga's ground-breaking Latinx feature film, 'Murder in the Woods,' makes its San Diego premiere at the FANtastic Horror Film Festival. The film stars José Julián (“A Better Life”) and features distinguished actor Danny Trejo (“Machete”). (more...)

AN INSPECTOR CALLS At The Shakespeare Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Winner of 19 major accolades, including multiple Tony, Olivier and Drama Desk Awards, Stephen Daldry's (Billy Elliot, The Crown) multi award-winning production of J.B. Priestley's classic thriller An Inspector Calls will kick off a four-city U.S. tour at Shakespeare Theatre Company from November 20 through December 23, 2018. (more...)

AstonRep Theatre's THE LONESOME WEST Takes the Stage At The Raven Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

AstonRep Theatre Company is pleased to launch its 2018-19 season with Martin McDonagh's dark comedy THE LONESOME WEST, directed by Company Member Dana Anderson*, playing October 18 - November 18, 2018 at The Raven Theatre (West Stage), 6157 N. Clark St. in Chicago. (more...)

CSO's ITALIAN FESTIVAL Features Respighi, Paganini, And Mendelssohn's 'Italian' Symphony
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

The extraordinary violinist Rachel Barton Pine returns to tackle Paganini's devilishly difficult Violin Concerto No. 1, and guest conductor Daniel Boico leads a marvelous tour of Italy with Respighi's Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite III, and Mendelssohn's "Italian" Symphony No. 4. (more...)

Paul Nelson Announces Fall and Winter Tour Dates
by TV News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Being blues/rock icon Johnny Winter's hand-picked touring and recording guitarist is just one of the accolades held by Grammy-winning guitarist Paul Nelson who has also shared the world's stages and/or recorded alongside Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Billy Gibbons, Slash, Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, Vince Gill, Sonny Landreth, Ben Harper and the list goes on. With appearances on late night with David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel, Nelson a blues hall of fame artist is known for his amazing tone and playing style by an ever growing legion of fans establishing him as one of today's leading modern guitar trendsetters.  (more...)

A New Adaptation Of ANNE OF GREEN GABLES: PART I & PART II Announced As Part Of Royal Family Productions Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Royal Family Productions (Chris Henry, Artistic Director), a Times Square based non-profit theatre company known for its innovative productions and development of new original work, is proud to announce their 2018-2019 season. Which includes a workshop presentation of a new musical by Jessica Wu, entitled YOU, ME, I, WE, after a successful workshop in 2017 RFP will present the World Premiere of a new adaptation by Chris Henry of Anne of Green Gables Part I and Part II in rep, all taking place at Royal Family Performing Arts Space (145 West 46th Street). (more...)

'Outlander' Stars, Author To Ring In New Year At Wizard World New Orleans
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Fans won't have to travel back to the 18th century to see the stars of the popular drama series "Outlander"-just to the Big Easy-as Wizard World kicks off its 2019 schedule with a gathering of Richard Rankin ("Roger Wakefield"), Sophie Skelton ("Brianna Randall Fraser") and Graham McTavish ("Dougal MacKenzie"), as well as the best-selling author Diana Gabaldon at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. They are the first celebrities announced as Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) opens its 2019 calendar with its ninth trip to New Orleans for the comic convention and pop culture extravaganza, January 4-6. (more...)

Christ Church Celebrates New Organ With In Plain Air, Marking Culmination Of International Contemporary Ensemble Residency
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

The Neighborhood House program of Christ Church Preservation Trust, a catalyst for the arts at historic Christ Church, presents five free world premiere performances of In Plain Air, a work in multiple movements by composers Nathan Davis and Phyllis Chen that marks the culmination of the International Contemporary Ensemble's year-long residency in celebration of Christ Church's new C.B. Fisk pipe organ,Opus 150. Performances will take place at Christ Church on Saturday, September 22 at 1pm, 3:30pm, and 6pm and on Sunday, September 23 at 3:30pm and 6pm. Movements employing Christ Church's historic bells, custom instruments, and itinerant musicians will convey audiences across the entire Christ Church campus before introducing them to Opus 150. Presented in partnership with FringeArts, all performances of In Plain Air will be free. Major support for In Plain Air has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. (more...)

Photo Coverage: CHICAGO's New Billy Flynn, Cuba Gooding Jr., Meets the Press!
by Walter McBride - Sep 18, 2018

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Academy Award winner and Emmy nominee Cuba Gooding Jr. will step into the role of Billy Flynn, beginning Saturday, October 6, 2018 through Sunday, November 18, 2018, at Broadway's Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St.). (more...)

The 2018 iHeartRadio Music Festival Announces Celebrity Presenters and Attendees
by TV News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

On Friday, September 21 and Saturday, September 22, iHeartMedia celebrates the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Festival with an iconic two-day line-up of performances. Today, iHeartMedia reveals its superstar list of presenters and attendees at the iHeartRadio Music Festival and Daytime Stage. (more...)

Salome B. Smith Leads the Way Down the Yellow Brick Road in TUTS' THE WIZ
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is excited to introduce the cast of its upcoming production of The Wiz! (more...)

Raul Esparza Will Star in Classic Stage Company's THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Classic Stage Company will begin its 2018-2019 season with an unsettlingly timeless work: Bertolt Brecht's allegorical depiction of the rise of fascism, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui. Today CSC announced that four-time Tony Award nominee and Law and Order: SVU alum Raul Esparza will star as the Al Capone-like, Hitler-paralleling Arturo Ui in this production. (more...)

West Coast Premiere Stars Tim Cummings And Bree Turner In CAL IN CAMO
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Do wounds from the past irrevocably impact our capacity to connect? Lyrical and mysterious, Hoffman's play probes the nature of bonding in family relationships and beyond. With heart aching humor, he explores the revelations we all resist when overcoming the obstacles we must conquer. (more...)

¡MayDay! New Album SOUTH OF 5TH Charts #1 on Billboard Reggae
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

¡MayDay!'s South of 5th has impressively debuted on Billboard album charts at #1 Reggae, #11 Rap, #19 Indie, and #65 Top200! (more...)

Huntington Presents Three Time Tony Winner Chita Rivera
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Three-time Tony Award-winning actress, singer, and dancer Chita Rivera performs for one night only alongside music director and host Seth Rudetsky on Saturday, October 13 at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA at 5pm and 8pm.  Produced by Mark Cortale Productions, the performance is the first in the new 'Broadway @ the Huntington' series. (more...)

Taylor's Mac's HOLIDAY SAUCE Comes to Town Hall December 11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Taylor Mac's Holiday Sauce, the latest installment of the artist's award-winning A 24-Decade History of Popular Music project, will return to The Town Hall in New York City for another skewering of the sacred and the secular on Tuesday, December 11th at 8pm. A follow-up to its debut at The Town Hall in December 2017, the show explores Christmas as calamity, upending our yuletide traditions and celebrating the holiday in all of its dysfunction with the families you choose to love. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Brian Clowdus Experiences has announced the cast for The Sleepy Hollow Experience at Old Sturbridge Village, set to open in less than a week. The immersive, outdoor theatrical performance has become New England's newest Halloween tradition. Tickets for this fall's run are on sale now at      (more...)

Court Theatre Extends RADIO GOLF Through October 6
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Due to overwhelming demand, Court Theatre, under the continuing leadership of Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director, and Executive Director Angel Ysaguirre, announces the extension of August Wilson's Radio Golf, directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson. Radio Golf now runs through October 6, 2018, at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave.  (more...)

CMA Visits Houston With Josh Kerr, Maddie & Tae and Jon Nite
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

The Country Music Association visited Houston yesterday, Monday, Sept. 17, with Josh Kerr, Maddie & Tae and Jon Nite, joining the CMA Foundation to meet with students at Waltrip High School followed by a CMA Songwriters Series Presented by U.S. Bank performance at The Heights Theater.  (more...)

Richmond County Orchestra Celebrates 20 Years
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

The Richmond County Orchestra (RCO) turns 20 and celebrates with a show for its fans Friday, October 12 at 8 p.m. at the Music Hall at Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden featuring a world premiere, debuts and the return of favorite performers.HAPPY BIRTHDAY RCO welcomes Joan Caddell in her debut performance with RCO and the world premiere of 'After the Rain' by composer Howard Fox back -dropped by the art work of Sarah Yuster.   (more...)

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside the TWELVE ANGRY MEN All-Female Reading
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Verdict is in! The all-female ensemble for the staged reading of Twelve Angry Men (September 16, Theatre Row) received standing ovations for the stellar all-star company of Broadway women. Tony Award winner Cady Huffman directed the show which inspired and drew laughs from the standing-room-only house. (more...)

City Winery Chicago Announces Special Holiday Show with AMERICAN IDOL Winner Kris Allen
by TV News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces a special holiday show with “American Idol” winner Kris Allen and more. The following shows go on sale to the public on Thursday, September 20 at noon. All tickets will be available at (more...)

The Nash All Star Quintet Highlight October At The Nash
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

October brings a spectacular lineup of concerts at The Nash as the popular jazz club celebrates its 6th Anniversary. Highlights include the 6th Anniversary Weekend, October 5- 7, with The Lewis Nash All-Star Quintet headlining the weekend's festivities. (more...)

by E.H. Reiter - Sep 18, 2018

It's hard not to feel good when listening to Huey Lewis and the News, so it's no accident that THE HEART OF ROCK AND ROLL at The Old Globe, manages to instill the 80's loveable, pop vibe from the music into this high octane musical about following your dreams and the power of love (more...)

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