Chicago on Tour

Running Time
Two hours and 30 minutes, with one intermission

NBC Sports Announces Casters For Upcoming Universal Open Rocket League Coverage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

NBC Sports has announced its group of casters for Universal Open Rocket League – NBC Sports Group and FACEIT's annual esports tournament featuring gamers of all skill levels competing in 2v2 Rocket League for a $100,000 prize pool. Open European qualifiers for Universal Open Rocket League are still underway and open for registration. Click here to register for Universal Open Rocket League. (more...)

Dimensions Dance Theatre Of Miami's to Perform LIGHT RAIN as Part Of The Joffrey/Arpino Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

The Gerald Arpino Foundation announces Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami's performances of Gerald Arpino's Light Rain and Esferas, part of The Joffrey/Arpino Celebration, on Tuesday, June 26 and Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 7:30pm at The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue, NYC. (more...)

BWW Review: Break Out the Mindless Nostalgia With CP's Re-Engineered GREASE
by Perry Tannenbaum - Jun 21, 2018

Trotting out its third different opening scene, GREASE still doesn't have its artistic act together, but it still delivers mindless, guilty, and politically incorrect pleasures in abundance - with double scoops of sock hop nostalgia. (more...)

Unattended Baggage Presents The West Coast Premiere Of I'M SMILING BECAUSE I'M UNCOMFORTABLE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

I'm Smiling Because I'm Uncomfortable will make its West Coast premiere in kitchens Wednesday, June 20th through Monday, June 25th as part of the San Diego International Fringe Festival. The show runs fifty minutes. The kitchen is located at 951 Fifth Ave (a five-minute walk from the Fringe Festival Hub!). The play is written and performed by Emma Howard, directed by Sean Pollock and Hana Mastrogiacomo, and produced by Alyssa Berdie. (more...)

Ballet Hispanico Continues its Flamenco Tablao Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

Ballet Hispánico, the nation's premier Latino dance organization, continues its Flamenco Tablao series, featuring the magnificent Nélida Tirado, in its Penthouse Studio on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 8:00pm & 9:30pm. (more...)

Season Five of MASTERS OF ILLUSION Debuts on The CW Network Friday, June 29, 2018
by TV News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

MASTERS OF ILLUSION, produced by Associated Television International and hosted byDean Cain, will celebrate its fifth anniversary season premiering on The CW with two 30-minute episodes airing back to back onFriday, June 29, 2018 at 8:00 p.m./7:00 p.m. Central. (more...)

Photo Flash: ALADDIN Celebrates Two Years on the West End
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

Last night, Aladdin celebrated its second birthday on London's West End. The show was celebrated with a celebrity gala that included guests such as Little Mix's Jade Thirlwall, Marcus Collins, Amelia Lily, Ore Oduba, Ryan Molloy, Killian Murphy, Made in Chelsea's Ryan Libbey, and London Hughes. (more...)

Cuban Pianist Harold Lopez-Nussa Announces 36-City New Album Release Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

For more than a half-century, the embrace between Cuba and the United States has been subject to an odd dance of politics, including a still-standing embargo. Nevertheless, the bond between the two nations is deep and strong as ever, expressed most forcefully through the dance of culture-especially music.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Hell In A Handbag Presents THE GOLDEN GIRLS: The Lost Episodes, Vol. 2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

This summer, Hell in a Handbag Productions is pleased to bring back Dorothy, Rose, Blanche and Sophia for THE GOLDEN GIRLS: The Lost Episodes, Vol. 2. Following last year's sold-out, seven-month run, Handbag's parody of the beloved TV sitcom returns with all new adventures written by Artistic Director David Cerda* and directed by Becca Holloway. THE GOLDEN GIRLS will play June 19 - September 7, 2018 at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood. Tickets are now on sale or by calling (800) 838-3006.  (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Presented by SeatGeek: June 21, 2018
by BWW Special - Jun 21, 2018

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

City of Fairfax Theatre Co & Truro Anglican Church Present A July Production of FOOTLOOSE: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

Almost twenty years ago in October,1998, Footloose: The Musical opened on Broadway, leaving audiences dancing in the aisles on their way out of the theatre. Based on the beloved 1984 hit film that catapulted Kevin Bacon's career, Footloose:T he Musical features songs from the film's award winning soundtrack that reached number one on the Billboard charts and gave the world classic 80s anthems like " Let's Hear it For The Boy," "Almost Paradise," and the iconic "Footloose." (more...)

VIDEO: First Look at RAGTIME at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
by Stage Tube - Jun 21, 2018

Ragtime, based on E.L. Doctorow's 1975 novel and featuring a book by Terrence McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty, and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens will run June 13 - July 1 on the Main Stage at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of DeSales University. (more...)

VIDEO: Go Behind The Scenes of HEAD OVER HEELS on BWW's Instagram!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

Go behind the scenes of Head Over Heels Broadway with Ari Groover who took over our Instagram yesterday account to give you a behind the scenes look at the production as they continue their final week of tech ahead of their first performance Saturday! (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO's TTHE FULL MONTY Opens July 6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

Pittsburgh CLO's THE FULL MONTY will take it all off at the Benedum Center this summer July 6 - 15. With a book written by Terrence McNally (Ragtime) and the music/ lyric talents of David Yazbek (The Band's Visit, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Women On The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown), this duo cooks up an aggressive crowd-pleaser that is both highly-entertaining and charmingly uplifting. (more...)

Summer Shorts 2018 Festival Of New American Plays Returns To 59E59 Theaters For Its 12th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to welcome Throughline Artists (J.J. Kandel, Producing Artistic Director) with SUMMER SHORTS 2018, the annual festival of six short plays tailor-made for summer viewing, now celebrating its 12th season. SUMMER SHORTS 2018 begins on July 20 and runs through September 1. The general performance schedule is Tuesday - Friday at 7:15 PM; Saturday & Sunday at 2:15 PM and 7:15 PM. Please note, there are no matinee performances on Saturday, July 21, Sunday, July 22, or Saturday, July 28. Individual calendar schedule of performance dates for Series A and Series B is available for viewing/download. Press Opening for Series A is Sunday, July 29 at 2:15 PM. Press Opening for Series B is Sunday, August 5 at 2:15 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Single tickets are $35 ($24.50 for 59E59 Members). A Pair of Shorts (a ticket package to both Series A & B, available through August 15) is $55. To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or visit (more...)

The Gateway Announces MEMPHIS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

Broadway's smash hit musicalMemphis, winner of four Tony Awards® including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book and Best Orchestrations, will open at The Gateway on July 6th and run through July 21st with preview performances on July 5th. (more...)

Florence + The Machine Add Tour Dates in LA and DC
by TV News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

Florence + the Machine unveil the video for “Big God” today—watch it, choreographed by Akram Khan and Florence and directed by Autumn de Wilde, here. “Big God” is the third track to be released from Florence + the Machine's hugely anticipated fourth studio album High As Hope, outJune 29 on Republic Records. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE HUMANS Celebrates Opening Night at the Ahamanson Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

Reed Birney and Jayne Houdyshell reprise their Tony Award®-winning performances in 'The Humans' for the last stop of the national tour at the Center Theatre Group / Ahmanson Theatre. Performances began this week in Los Angeles, check out the opening night arrivals below! (more...)

Juilliard Dance Announces 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

Juilliard Dance announces its 2018-19 season of performances of world premieres, masterworks in repertory, and new works developed by Juilliard students. The cornerstone of the season is New Dances: Edition 2018, featuring four world-premiere dances by innovative choreographers Stefanie Batten Bland (fourth-year class), alumnus Peter Chu (third-year class), Nelly van Bommel (second-year class), and Marcus Jarrell Willis (first-year class). Performances take place December 7, 8, 10, and 11, at 7:30pm and December 9 at 3pm in Juilliard's Peter Jay Sharp Theater. In the spring semester, Juilliard Spring Dances features repertory works by acclaimed choreographers: Bill T. Jones' D-Man in the Waters (Part 1); Alejandro Cerrudo's Little Mortal Jump; and Martha Graham's The Rite of Spring. Performances take place on March 27-29, at 7:30pm and March 30, at 2pm and 7:30pm in Juilliard's Peter Jay Sharp Theater. (more...)

Jane The Virgin's Andrea Navedo Joins Summer Faculty At The Acting Studio
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

The Acting Studio - New York announces that studio alumna Andrea Navedo (Xiomara on Jane The Virgin) is joining the guest faculty for the 2018 Summer Acting Conservatory. A few spots are available; prospective students are encouraged to apply immediately. (more...)

Major Surveys Of Judy Chicago And Larry Bell To Open At ICA Miami This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

This fall, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (ICA Miami) will present two major solo career-spanning surveys of Judy Chicago and Larry Bell, highlighting the range and depth of each artist's practice beyond the artistic movements they are each associated with. Featuring iconic installations as well as rarely seen bodies of work, these exhibitions culminate ICA Miami's 2018 season in its new home. (more...)

Oklahoma City Students Travel To New York City To Film Choreography DVDs
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

Last February over 1,500 people traveled to Sacramento, CA for the Junior Theatre Festival West. During the Festival hundreds auditioned for a role in the 2018 iTheatrics Choreography DVDs and three Oklahoma City musical theater students were selected. The students are all members of the KidsAlive! children's theatre company. (more...)

Buddy Guy Comes to Morrison Center This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

??????? Buddy Guy will be taking the stage at the Morrison Center Today, June 21st at 7:30 pm.  At age 81, Buddy Guy is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a major influence on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, a pioneer of Chicago's fabled West Side sound, and a living link to the city's halcyon days of electric blues. Buddy Guy has received 7 GRAMMY Awards, a 2015 Lifetime Achievement GRAMMY Award, 37 Blues Music Awards (the most any artist has received), the Billboard Magazine Century Award for distinguished artistic achievement, a Kennedy Center Honor, and the Presidential National Medal of Arts. Rolling Stone Magazine ranked him #23 in its '100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.' (more...)

THE ROOMMATE Directed By Tony Winner Phylicia Rashad Begins Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere production of The Roommate by Jen Silverman, directed by Tony Award Winner Phylicia Rashad. A unique story that expresses how early-life choices can lead to mid-life challenges and the humorous, touching and unexpected rewards of bridging the divide, the Steppenwolf production will feature ensemble members Ora Jones as Robyn and Sandra Marquez as Sharon. (more...)

Max & Louie Productions Presents END OF THE RAINBOW
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

It's 1968 and Judy Garland is about to make her comeback… again. In a London hotel room, with both her new young fiance and her adoring accompanist, Garland struggles to get "beyond the rainbow" with her signature cocktail of talent, tenacity and razor sharp wit. Featuring some of Garland's most memorable songs, this savagely funny play-with-music offers unique insight into the inner conflict that inspired and consumed one of the most beloved figures of our time. (more...)

The Encore Musical Theatre Company Presents WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

The Encore Musical Theatre Company presents West Side Story, running June 21st through August 12th, 2018. West Side Story is directed by Daniel C. Cooney, music directed by Tyler Driskill, and choreographed by Matthew Brennan. (more...)

CHRIS & DAVID'S TOP 40 SHOWTUNES YOU'VE (PROBABLY) NEVER HEARD Comes to Davenport's Piano Bar & Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

Terrific but little known musical theatre gems will be given the spotlight in Chris & David's Top 40 Showtunes You've (Probably) Never Heard, performed at Davenport's Piano Bar & Cabaret from July 9-30 on Mondays at 8 PM.  Reservations can be placed at (more...)

Auditorium Theatre to Undergo Leadership Change
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

John Svoboda, Chairman of the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University's Board of Directors, has announced that CEO Tania Castroverde Moskalenko will be departing the organization at the end of July to join Miami City Ballet as its Executive Director. She will remain on the theatre's Board of Directors until a new CEO is in place.  (more...)

Miami City Ballet Appoints Tania Castroverde Moskalenko as its New Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

Miami City Ballet today announced the appointment of Tania Castroverde Moskalenko as the ballet company's new Executive Director. The appointment was made after an extensive, six-month international search. Castroverde Moskalenko, who returns to the city where she immigrated with her family 30 years ago as a political refugee from Cuba, will assume the leadership role alongside City Ballet Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez on August 7, 2018. As Executive Director, she will lead the company's institutional strategy, fundraising, and operations, building upon City Ballet's achievements as it advances its vision for the future. (more...)

Classic Theatre Project Announces Cast of THE CHERRY ORCHARD
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

The Classics Theatre Project's Artistic Director Joey Folsom today announced casting and creative team details for the Company's inaugural production, in a new adaptation by Ben Schroth of Anton Chekov's The Cherry Orchard. The Cherry Orchard, directed by Joey Folsom, will run June 21 - July 14, 2018 in the Kim Dawson Theatre at the The Trinity River Arts Center. (more...)

Rory Kinnear Presents The 2018 Theatre Book Prize Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

Actor and playwright, Rory Kinnear (National Theatre, RSC, James Bond franchise) will present the 2018 Society for Theatre Research Theatre Book Prize at a ceremony at the historic Theatre Royal Drury Lane today 21st June. Currently playing the role of Macbeth at the National Theatre, Kinnear has won and been nominated for multiple awards including an Olivier, two Evening Standard Awards and a British Independent Film Award. (more...)

Mark Toland: Mind Reader, Chicago Tap Theatre & Bill Bullock Join THE #SAFESPACE PRIDE SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

Random Acts has announced several artists joining THE #SAFESPACE PRIDE SHOW today, June 21st at 8pm. The Pay-What-You-Can fundraiser for Project Fierce Chicago, hosted by Bill Bullock, will be held at Mrs. Murphy and Son's Irish Bistro (3905 N. Lincoln). (more...)

St. Charles Singers To Premiere New Work By Choral Music Legend John Rutter
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

The St. Charles Singers, conducted by founder and music director Jeffrey Hunt, will present the world premiere of a new work written for them by revered English composer and choirmaster John Rutter when the professional chamber choir performs June 21, 2018, in a concert hosted by Chorus America, a choral music association, during its national conference in Chicago. (more...)

President Bill Clinton Comes to The Auditorium Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

President Bill Clinton will be in Chicago today, June 21 at 7:30PM for a wide-ranging conversation as he discusses his new novel, The President Is Missing (on sale now). (more...)

VIDEO: Shoshana Bean Pays Touching 'For Good' Tribute to Winnie Holzman
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

For its 22nd consecutive year, the west coast Actors Fund celebrated the Tony Awards with their Annual Viewing Party. This year's gala honored Wicked's Winnie Holzman with the Julie Harris Award for Artistic Achievement. Watch below as Wicked alum Shoshana Bean celebrates Holzman with a beautiful rendition of 'For Good'. (more...)

Chester Theatre Company Brings Mark Leiren-Young's BAR MITZVAH BOY To Life
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

Chester Theatre Company (CTC) presents the American Premiere of Mark Leiren-Young's Bar Mitzvah Boy in Town Hall Theatre, 15 Middlefield Road in Chester, MA from June 21 through July 1, 2018.   (more...)

Drag, Comedy & More Join The #SafeSpace Pride Show
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

Random Acts has announced several additional artists joining comedian Bill Bullock at The #SafeSpace Pride Show! today, June 21st at 8pm. The fundraiser, which will be held at Mrs. Murphy and Son's Irish Bistro (3905 N. Lincoln) is Pay-What-You-Can, with proceeds benefitting Project Fierce Chicago. (more...)

Auditions Announced For A RAISIN IN THE SUN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

THEATER TO GO will be holding auditions for their upcoming production of A RAISIN IN THE SUN, by Lorraine Hansberry to be produced at Kelsey Theatre October 19-28 2018 at Kelsey Theatre in West Windsor NJ (more...)

Olympic Judo Gold Medalist Kayla Harrison Makes Long-Awaited MMA Debut In Professional Fighters League Live Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

NBC Sports continues coverage of the Professional Fighters League tomorrow, Today, June 21, live at 9 p.m. ET on NBCSN from the Chicago Theatre in Chicago, Ill. MMA coverage will be headlined by a trio of lightweight showdowns, including Luiz Firmino (20-8) vs. Will Brooks (18-4), and Brian Foster (27-10) vs. Ramsey Nijem (9-6). In a special feature, two-time Olympic Judo gold medalist Kayla Harrison makes her long-awaited MMA debut against Brittney Elkin (3-4). (more...)

Photo Flash: Chicago League Of Lady Arm Wrestlers' CLLAW XXX: Dirty Thirty Throwdown Comes to Logan Square Auditorium
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

Summer will SIZZLE as The Chicago League of Lady Arm Wrestlers (CLLAW) presents CLLAW XXX: Dirty Thirty Throwdown on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie Ave. in Chicago. CLLAW's 30th benefit match will feature Chicago's biggest, baddest lady-identified arm wrestlers, live musical entertainment and a cash bar. (more...)

The Temperance Movement Sign To Snakefarm, New Album A DEEPER CUT Arrives August 3
by TV News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

British five-piece The Temperance Movement have signed to Spinefarm Records' imprint Snakefarm Records. Their third album A Deeper Cut is due out August 3. (more...)

Tory Lanez Debuts TALK TO ME With Rich The Kid
by TV News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

Grammy-nominated artist Tory Lanez unveils “Talk To Me” with Rich The Kid—listen here. The track is the first from a forthcoming release, a second new project in addition to his previously announced Spanish language project El Agua. (more...)

BWW Review: Transcendence Theatre's 'Broadway Under the Stars' Triumphantly Climbs the 'Stairway to Paradise'
by Christina Mancuso - Jun 21, 2018

'Every Moment Counts' as Director/Choreographer Tony Gonzalez reminds us to embrace the sights and sounds and soak up every second of life as we climb the 'Stairway to Paradise' -- the theme of this year's 'Broadway Under the Stars' by the incomparable Transcendence Theatre Company. (more...)

THE LAST 5 YEARS Thrills Audiences at the Eagle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

Eagle Theatre's production of Jason Robert Brown's The Last Five Years has received its share of critical acclaim and standing ovations, with audiences hailing from all over the Delaware Valley and beyond. (more...)

AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour Coverage Continues From Seattle Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour Coverage Continues From Seattle Next Week (more...)

Gorillaz Release New Track HOLLYWOOD Featuring Snoop Dogg & Jamie Principle
by TV News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

Following the previous three weeks' reveals of Hot 100 charting single and #1 Global Trending Video on YouTube 'Humility' and tracks 'Lake Zurich', 'Sorcererz' and 'Fire Flies', Gorillaz have hit up fans with another album highlight: 'Hollywood' – the latest and last album cut to be made available prior to the release of The Now Now. Recorded as a demo in a West Hollywood hotel room whilst on tour last year, the track features special guest Jamie Principle  - on tour with Gorillaz at the time – plus LA resident and longtime Gorillaz friend and collaborator, Snoop Dogg.  (more...)

The Milk Carton Kids Premiere New Album on NPR's First Listen
by TV News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

Two-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated band The Milk Carton Kids have debuted their hugely anticipated fourth studio album, ALL THE THINGS THAT I DID AND ALL THE THINGS THAT I DIDN'T DO. The album is streaming in its entirety exclusively via NPR First Listen, which wrote, 'the band's core ingredients - not to mention a gift for warm, intricate songcraft - render The Milk Carton Kids practically irresistible.' ALL THE THINGS THAT I DID AND ALL THE THINGS THAT I DIDN'T DO - available for pre-order now at all DSPs - arrives at last on Friday, June 29. (more...)

Exit 63 Theatre Announces Chicago Premiere Cast Of TREEFALL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

Exit 63 Productions has announced the cast and creative team for the Chicago premiere of TREEFALL by Henry Murray. (more...)

Chicago's Z Bar, The Summer's Most Anticipated Rooftop, Now Open
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

Z Bar, the globally inspired rooftop destination at The Peninsula Chicago, is now open, presenting an unrivaled mix of flavors, sights and sounds from Chicago and around the globe. Z Bar brings together captivating concepts and skilled industry leaders to present one of the most highly anticipated openings this summer. Here are 10 unmissable experiences designed to take your breath away at Z Bar: (more...)

Hell In A Handbag Announces Casting For THE ARTIFICIAL JUNGLE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

???????Hell in a Handbag Productions is pleased to announce casting for THE ARTIFICIAL JUNGLE, the final play by the legendary master of camp, Charles Ludlam. (more...)

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