Chicago on Tour

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Rec Room Arts Brings Ike Holter to Houston Audiences with Regional Premiere of SENDER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Rec Room Arts is thrilled to present SENDER, a raucous new comedy by Chicago-based playwright Ike Holter, recent recipient of the Windham-Campbell Literature Prize for Drama and author of notable works EXIT STRATEGY and HIT THE WALL. In SENDER, Holter utilizes his signature rich, lyrical, rapid-fire language as he presents a millennial-centric, pressure-cooker of a world that's edgy, challenging, socially relevant, and hilarious. (more...)

Everybody Say Yeah! Casting Announced for KINKY BOOTS National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

TROIKA Entertainment has announced the complete cast for the National Tour of the smash-hit musical, KINKY BOOTS. (more...)

George Street Playhouse Announces Cast of I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

George Street Playhouse today announced the full cast for an new, updated version of the off-Broadway hit musical, I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, with book and lyrics by Playhouse favorite Joe DiPietro (Memphis, Nice Work if You Can Get It) and music by Jimmy Roberts (The Thing About Men, The Velveteen Rabbit). Karen Burthwright (Broadway's Jesus Christ Superstar), Lindsay Nicole Chambers (Broadway's Lysistrata Jones, Legally Blonde and Hairspray), Mitchell Jarvis (Broadway's Rock of Ages, GSP world premiere of Gettin' the Band Back Together) and George Merrick (Broadway's Honeymoon in Vegas, South Pacific and High Fidelity; Off-Broadway's Clever Little Lies) star in the inaugural production at George Street Playhouse's new, interim venue at 103 College Farm Road on the Cook Campus of Rutgers University. Performances run Oct. 10-Nov. 12, 2017, with Opening Night set for Friday, October 13. (more...)

Nick Adams to Headline Pride Films and Plays 'Simply Sensational' Benefit 11/6
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Pride Films and Plays' annual fall benefit, Simply Sensational, will feature Broadway musical theater star NICK ADAMS, who originated the role of Adam/Felicia in PRISCILLA: QUEEN OF THE DESERT, in its American premiere on Broadway. Prior to PRISCILLA, Adams had major roles in the hit revivals of A CHORUS LINE, GUYS AND DOLLS, Chicago and LA CAGE AUX FOLLES and leads in productions at top U.S. regional theaters including Paper Mill Playhouse, Gateway Playhouse and North Shore Music Theater in the New York metro area, and Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera. Adams has also been active in film and television work, with roles in the films SEX AND THE CITY 2, and AN ENGLISHMAN IN NEW YORK, and the TV series SMASH, AS THE WORLD TURNS, and THE GUIDING LIGHT. The festivities will take place in The Broadway, the 85-seat venue at Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway, Chicago. A limited number of VIP tickets are available for the benefit at $75, and include reserved center-section seating for the 7:15 pm performance. General Admission tickets are $50 and include the performance and a post-show dessert reception.SELECT tickets are also available for a $1,000.00, which includes 2 VIP tickets and admission for two to a show rehearsal with Nick the night before the benefit. (more...)

Olympic Channel to Present Coverage of 2017 Berlin Marathon & UCI Cycling
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

This week's coverage on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA is highlighted by the 2017 Berlin Marathon, as well as 2016 Olympic track cycling silver medalist Chloe Dygert and Grand Tour double winner Chris Froome competing in the UCI Road Cycling World Championships live from Bergen, Norway. (more...)

Broadway in Chicago IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS Tickets On Sale 9/22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Broadway In Chicago and the producers of IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS are delighted to announce that individual tickets for IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS will go on sale on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. The stage adaptation of the beloved classic film is coming to Broadway In Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph) this holiday season. Bring your loved ones for a heart-warming celebration of Americana during a limited two-week engagement that runs Nov. 21 - Dec. 3, 2017. (more...)

Photo Coverage: MCC's CHARM Celebrates Opening Night!
by Jennifer Broski - Sep 19, 2017

MCC Theater launches its 2017-18 season with the NYC premiere of the acclaimed transgender-themed play Charm- inspired by the real-life story of Miss Gloria Allen. Charm is a play by Chicago-based, Jefferson Award-winning playwright Philip Dawkins and will be directed by Helen Hayes Award winner Will Davis. Charm opened last night, September 18, at the Lucille Lortel Theater (121 Christopher Street). BroadwayWorld is taking you inside the big night below! (more...)

BWW Review: Emotional, Impressionistic I KILLED MY MOTHER at Spooky Action
by Roger Catlin - Sep 19, 2017

Being called 'the Tennessee Williams of Transylvania' is just about the coolest moniker a playwright could receive. (more...)

PRINCE OF BROADWAY Announces Extension Through 10/29
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 19, 2017

The Broadway premiere of Prince of Broadway, a musical celebration that highlights the extraordinary six-decade career of director and producer Harold Prince, will now play through Sunday, October 29 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre due to popular demand. This limited engagement, which began previews August 3 and opened August 24, is produced by Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer), by special arrangement with Gorgeous Entertainment. (more...)

Cast Announced for Alain Boublil's MANHATTAN PARISIENNE at The Other Palace
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Robert Mackintosh in association with The Other Palace are delighted to announce casting for the 'Work in Progress' production of Alain Boublil's MANHATTAN PARISIENNE. (more...)

R&B Quartet XSCAPE Announce Nationwide Tour ft. Monica & Tamar Braxton
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

One of the most beloved groups in R&B history, XSCAPE, have announced their first-ever headlining tour, THE GREAT XSCAPE TOUR. (more...)

Shiftgig Appoints Long-Time LinkedIn Executive Wade Burgess As New CEO To Accelerate Its Impact On The World Of Work
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

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Win Tickets to See PEPPA PIG'S SUPRIRSE! Theatrical Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Peppa Pig is hitting the road for her all new theatrical tour, Peppa Pig's Surprise! The brand new production features Peppa, George, and all their friends in an all-singing, all-dancing, adventure full of songs, games, and surprises and now participants have a chance to win tickets to see the show! (more...)

Matt Doyle and Ali Ewoldt to Perform with New York Pops in Season Opener
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

On October 27, 2017 at 8:00PM, The New York Pops, led by Music Director Steven Reineke, will open its 35th season at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, with a concert celebrating the centennial of the birth of the orchestra's founder, Skitch Henderson (1918-2018). (more...)

Bebel Gilberto, Poi Dog Pondering and More On Sale at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces two nights with multi-Grammy Award nominee Bebel Gilberto, Poi Dog Pondering returns for their annual year-end residency and more. The following shows go on sale to the public on Thursday, September 21 at noon at citywinery.com/Chicago. (more...)

Supergroup Ice Balloons Offer Psychedelic Freak Out 'Pie is Alive' + Tourdates
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Ice Balloons' new video Pie Is Alive , off their new album Fiesta, showcases the group's electronic and psychedelic freak out through its use of their iconic golden fly and slow motion beach fighting. (more...)

Photo Flash: Improvised Historical Hip-Hopera ANYBODY Opens Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

ANYBODY: An Improvised Historical Hip-Hopera, created by the critically-acclaimed improv group, North Coast, will play at the Connelly Theater in the East Village starting on September 20. (more...)

Award-Winning Playwright Sean Chandler Announces New Podcast 'Your Program Is Your Ticket'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Award-winning playwright Sean Chandler takes you behind the scenes in his new theatre podcast Your Program Is Your Ticket (YPIYT). (more...)

Tim Baltz, Laura Grey & More Join Comedy Central's THE OPPOSITION W/ JORDAN KLEPPER
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Comedy Central's new late night franchise, THE OPPOSITION W/ JORDAN KLEPPER announces Tim Baltz, Laura Grey, Aaron Jackson, Josh Sharp, Kobi Libii and Niccole Thurman as its team of Citizen Journalists. (more...)

Astrid_S Reveals the Official Video for her New Single 'Think Before I Talk' & 'Party's Over World Tour' Underway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Norwegian pop sensation Astrid S unveiled the official video for her brand new single 'Think Before I Talk'. Watch it HERE. (more...)

Fall Dates Announced for The Hit Monthly Comedy Show S.U.C.K. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The popular stand-up comedy show, S.U.C.K. (Stand Up Comedy Klub), returns to The Mockingbird Bar in the East Village with performances on September 22, October 21, and November 17. (more...)

TripAdvisor Recognizes Top Museums In The World With Annual Travelers' Choice Awards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

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BWW Review: Steppenwolf's Artful THE REMBRANDT
by Misha Davenport - Sep 19, 2017

BWW Review: Steppenwolf's Artful THE REMBRANDT (more...)

Original 'Man in Chair' to Return to City Center in HEY, LOOK ME OVER!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Bob Martin, nominated for a Tony Award for his role in The Drowsy Chaperone (which he also co-wrote), will return to his chair in Hey, Look Me Over!, the original Encores! production that opens the 25th anniversary season. (more...)

Cast Complete for GOBSMACKED! a Cappella Touring Show
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Nic Doodson, producer and creator of GOBSMACKED!, has announced full casting for the upcoming National Touring Production of the sensational, next-generation a cappella show, GOBSMACKED!. GOBSMACKED! will begin its first US tour set to play 120 performances throughout North America. (more...)

Riot with Three Come to Bridge Street Theatre on 9/30
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

The dynamic classical trio Riot with Three Alison Davy, soprano, Javier Oviedo, saxophone, and Gene Rohrer, piano make a triumphant return to Catskill's intimate Bridge Street Theatre on Saturday September 30 at 7:30 pm with an eclectic evening of contemporary and classical chamber works entitled 'The Nature of Music'. In this exquisite and wide-ranging program, which includes works by Handel, Hoiby, Assad, Laitman, Arnold, and Borgia, the ensemble celebrates everything from the grandeur of the great outdoors to sugar addiction with a vibrant combination of unbridled joy and dazzling technical expertise. (more...)

A Cappella Show GOBSMACKED!, Headed to Chicago, Finds Full Touring Cast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Nic Doodson, producer and creator of GOBSMACKED!, is delighted to announce full casting for the upcoming National Touring Production of the sensational, next-generation a cappella show, GOBSMACKED!. GOBSMACKED! will begin its first US tour set to play 120 performances throughout North America. The tour will kick-off in Detroit and highlights include Charlotte, Dallas, Washington D.C. and Chicago. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 9/17/17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 9/17/2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: BIG RIVER: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Opens at Theatre at the Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn opened to a packed house at Theatre at the Center on Sunday night. Audience members leapt to their feet at the end of the performance of the now Jeff-Recommended production. Actors James Romney in the role of Huck and Jonathan Butler-Duplessis in the role of Jim lead the cast in the musical that continues through October 15. (more...)

Announcing the Cast and Production Team of Jackalope's 1980 (OR WHY I'M VOTING FOR JOHN ANDERSON)
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

It's 1980 and an unknown congressman from Illinois, John Anderson, just might have a chance to be President of the United States. In the candidate's Boston campaign office, four idealistic young campaign workers struggle to spread the hope that their long-shot candidate might bring to the country and to their lives, while staving off that era's Unthinkable Presidency. 1980 (Or Why I'm Voting For John Anderson) pits youthful optimism against the status quo, in a world premiere comedy about class, race, and the politics of change. (more...)

70's SOUL JAM On Sale Friday at AT&T Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

The nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center and MEG Presents announced today that tickets for 70s Soul Jam featuring The Whispers, Delfonics and Chi-Lites will go on sale Friday, September 22 at 10 a.m. Three of R&B music's most beloved and consistently popular vocal groups, The Whispers, Delfonics and Chi-Lites, will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, November 25, 2017 at the Majestic Theatre in downtown Dallas. (more...)

FUN HOME National Touring Cast Set for Thrive Youth Center Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Company members of the National Tour of Fun Home (currently playing at the AT&T Performing Arts Center - Winspear Opera House through September 24) will host a very special concert to benefit Thrive Youth Center on Thursday, September 21 at 9:45pm at AT&T Performing Arts Center Hamon Hall (2403 Flora Street, Dallas, TX) in the downtown Dallas Arts District. (more...)

3=D Theatricals of Los Angeles Opens 9th Southern California Season with YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

3-D Theatricals (3DT) rings in its 2017-1018 season at both the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center (RBPAC) and the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA) with Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein, a musical comedy from the Broadway creative team of the 12-time Tony Award winning smash hit The Producers. The production, with music and lyrics by Brooks and a book by Thomas Meehan, is a hilariously tuneful show based on the 1974 smash hit film Young Frankenstein which was a wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Mary Shelley classic from the comic genius of Mel Brooks. David Lamoureux directs with Corey Hirsch serving as Musical Director and Daniel Smith as Choreographer. Dino Nicandros* stars as Frederick Frankenstein with Danny Blaylock as The Monster , Julia Aks as Inga , Erik Scott Romney as Igor/Victor Frankenstein , Tracy Rowe Mutz* as Frau Blucher , Ashley Fox Linton* as Elizabeth , and Richard Gould* as Inspector Kemp/Hermit . *Denotes members of Actors Equity Association. (more...)

UBCP/ACTRA Announces 2017 Nominees!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Proudly representing BC's performers, each year the UBCP/ACTRA Awards Gala honours five members for work done in the past year. This peer-adjudicated performer awards show shines the spotlight on the talented performers here in BC, and provides an opportunity for industry professionals to share in the celebration with the nominees and winners. The 6th annual red carpet gala takes place on November 18, 2017 at the Vancouver Playhouse. (more...)

Hands Up to See Ducklings at The Court Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

There's going to be a real quack-up these school holidays. The Ugly Duckling is flocking to The Court Theatre as a fully-fledged puppet show. (more...)

Grandson Uncovers Family's Painful Secret from World War II
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Chicago native, Daniel Sugimoto grew up around his Japanese American grandmother who refused to talk about her dusty past. After years of trying to approach the subject, Sugimoto with his big-heart and stubborn-nature got her to open up while she was preoccupied watching Wheel of Fortune. From this dark truth in American history comes a 'piercingly beautiful' new musical. (more...)

Scoop: ME, MYSELF & I on CBS - Monday, October 2, 2017
by TV Scoop - Sep 18, 2017

Get all the scoop on ME, MYSELF & I, airing on CBS on Monday, October 2, 2017! (more...)

Scoop: SQUAWK ON THE STREET on NBC - Today, September 19, 2017
by TV Scoop - Sep 18, 2017

Get all the scoop on SQUAWK ON THE STREET, airing on NBC on today, September 19, 2017! (more...)

The Playwrights Realm Fetes All-Female 2017-18 Writing Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

With its 2017-2018 Writing Fellowship, The Playwrights Realm is proud to grant a career-propelling honor to four tremendously talented playwrights exhibiting drive and commitment to the form. (more...)

Joe Satriani Announces Release of New Album - G3 Tour Launch
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

World-renowned guitar virtuoso, JOE SATRIANI, announces the release of his 16th solo album, What Happens Next, set for release, January 12, 2018 on Sony/Legacy Recordings. (more...)

Carl Broemel (My Morning Jacket) Announces Fall Tour with Steelism
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Carl Broemel of My Morning Jacket will set out on his headlining tour this fall in support of his solo LP 4th of July (Stocks in Asia/Thirty Tigers). (more...)

Tickets on Sale for Pittsburgh Symphony's RHAPSODY IN BLUE with Lang Lang
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Concert tickets to the annual Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra gala concert today, September 16 at Heinz Hall are on sale now! The concert, "Rhapsody in Blue," features pianist Lang Lang and is the kick-off of Music Director Manfred Honeck's 10th anniversary season with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. (more...)

New York Neo-Futurists to Stage NY Premiere of HAPPY TO SEE YOU
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

The award-winning New York Neo-Futurists have announced the New York premiere of Happy To See You, created and directed by Cara Francis. It will run at The Collapsable Hole in October. (more...)

National Touring Cast Announced For GOBSMACKED! The Amazing A Cappella & Beatboxing Show
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Nic Doodson, producer and creator of GOBSMACKED!, is delighted to announce full casting for the upcoming National Touring Production of the sensational, next-generationa cappella show, GOBSMACKED!. (more...)

David W. Fox, Jr. Named New Goodman Theatre Chairman
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Goodman Theatre's Board of Trustees announces David W. Fox, Jr. as its new Chairman. (more...)

HAMILTON Stage Management Team Slated for L.A. Panel
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

The Stage Managers' Association of the United States (SMA) presents IN CONVERSATION WITH THE HAMILTON STAGE MANAGEMENT TEAM (Angelica Tour), hosted by Actors Co-op Theatre Company, a panel moderated by Joel Veenstra, SMA Western Regional Representative and Associate Head of Stage Management at UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts. (more...)

Virginia Grise's YOUR HEALING IS KILLING ME Set for JACK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

JACK presents 'Your Healing is Killing Me: A Performance Manifesto' by Virginia Grise, running October 5 - 7, 2017. (more...)

CDI to Present THE CHICAGO PROJECT as Part of Chicago Architecture Biennial
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

CDI/Concert Dance Inc. (CDI) presents the world premiere of The Chicago Project: Future Present at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn, on Friday, September 22 at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Andrew Bird's 'Gezelligheid' Coming to Nashville & Chicago This December
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Andrew Bird's intimate Gezelligheid performances make their Nashville debut this December for a two-night residency at the Downtown Presbyterian Church. (more...)

FRAMING COMMUNITY: MAGNUM PHOTOS, 1947-PRESENT Exhibition to Open at Hunter College
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

'Framing Community: Magnum Photos, 1947-Present' will open September 28, 2017 with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. at Hunter College Art Galleries. The exhibition will be on view through November 26, 2017. (more...)

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