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Based on the play Chicago by Maurine Dallas Watkins

Escrito por Fred Ebb y Bob Fosse, con mķsica de John Kander y letras de Fred Ebb, Chicago ha sido visto por mŠs de 17 millones de espectadores en todo el mundo, y ha recaudado la espectacular cifra de mŠs de 850 millones de důlares. Ambientado en medio de la extravagante decadencia de los aŮos 20, este musical cuenta la historia de Roxie Hart y Velma Kelly, dos mujeres ambiciosas encerradas por crŪmenes pasionales, que luchan por conseguir el favor de Billy Flynn, un famoso abogado que utiliza a la prensa sensacionalista para conseguir la libertad de sus clientes.

BWW's On This Day - January 19, 2019
by - Jan 19, 2019

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 19 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

At The Noel Lothian Hall, Fringe Gets Classy
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2019

The Adelaide Fringe is getting classy this year, with Hartstone-Kitney Productions brining seven incredible shows to the Noel Lothian Hall. They are once again transforming the Noel Lothian Hall into a bespoke black box theatre, and are introducing a Rose Garden Bar, turning the already unique garden location into an elegant oasis amongst the East End chaos. (more...)

14th Annual Travel & Adventure Show Touches Down in Los Angeles on Feb. 16th Bringing Tops From Top Travel Experts and Sought-After Vacations Options To Travel Lovers
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2019

The 14th annual LA Travel & Adventure Show, the country's largest consumer travel event, will be creating a weekend travel adventure of its own as it is the first stop travelers need to make on their next trip. Visitors will be part of an exciting travel and cultural marketplace that offers a taste of international and local travel, authentic cultural entertainment, educational content as well as unbeatable show-only travel deals at the LA Convention Center, February 16 - 17, 2019. (more...)

Review: LINDA VISTA Offers a Comically Unsettling Look at the Contemporary Dating Scene
by Shari Barrett - Jan 19, 2019

Now being presented by Center Theatre Group at the Mark Taper Forum, directed by Dexter Bullard who also helmed the Steppenwolf production, LINDA VISTA features actor Ian Barford who has originated four roles in Letts' canon of plays, and has remained friends with the playwright for 30 years. But no doubt Letts' very contemporary and biting social commentary on the immaturity of men when it comes to dealing with women and adult life will no doubt upset many in the audience when it becomes apparent Wheeler will never be ready to grow up. After all, it seems the older he gets, the younger he wants to become even when his body won't go along with the idea. It's comically unsettling and all too real when it comes to the contemporary dating scene. (more...)

by Maggie Yates - Jan 19, 2019

2019 is looking to be a season of exciting, provocative performance art that features a variety of voices. Here are my top picks for the nine shows of 2019 that shouldn't be missed (in order by date). (more...)

Chicago Magic Lounge Brings Magic To Valentine's Day With A Valentine's Weekend Signature Show
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

Celebrating its first Valentine's Day, Chicago Magic Lounge, Chicago's home for close-up magic, presents a Valentine's Weekend Signature Show, February 14 - 16, 2019. Featuring real-life married couple Danny Orleans & The Incredible Jan Rose, as well as Headliner Wes Mathison, Valentine's Weekend at the Chicago Magic Lounge mixes mystery, magic and love to create the perfect evening to spend with that special someone. (more...)

Bread Doe Unveils Anxiously Awaited Full-Length Debit Album RAISIN' BREAD Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

R&B connoisseur eat today!  Critically acclaimed Chicago artist, songwriter, and producer Bread Doe uncovers his anxiously awaited full-length debut album, Raisin' Bread. Get it HERE.  (more...)

Casting Announced For Hell In A Handbag's POSEIDON! An Upside Down Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

Hell in a Handbag Productions announces casting for its revival of the musical that started it all: POSEIDON! An Upside Down Musical, a musical parody and loving homage to the classic 1972 film, The Poseidon Adventure, the grandmother of all disaster films. (more...)

BWW Review: Manual Cinema's THE END OF TV: Silhouettes on the Shade
by Nancy Grossman - Jan 18, 2019

Around this time last year, Chicago-based theatre troupe Manual Cinema made its debut appearance at ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage with a five-day run of ADA/AVA. Having been a big hit, they have returned for a second visit, presenting THE END OF TV for a two-week run at the Emerson Paramount Center. If you can't decide whether to watch television, see a movie, or go to a live performance, Manual Cinema has got you covered with their multimedia style of entertaining storytelling. In addition to live-action silhouettes, overhead projection, video, puppetry, and humans, it is all backed up by a five-piece band playing and singing an original score. (more...)

Company XIV Announces QUEEN OF HEARTS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

Company XIV, which recently presented their acclaimed sold out engagement of Nutcracker Rouge, announces their next production, the world-premiere of Queen of Hearts which will begin performances on Thursday, March 29th with an opening night set for Thursday, April 11th. Performances are at Theatre XIV (383 Troutman Street, Bushwick, Brooklyn). (more...)

Yoel Levi To Conduct Israel Philharmonic Orchestra at Van Wezel
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

The American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra announced today that Maestro Zubin Mehta has been forced to bow out of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra's upcoming 2019 U.S. Tour due to health reasons. Filling in for Mehta on the February 7th performance at the Van Wezel is Yoel Levi, one of the world's leading conductors, known for his vast repertoire, masterly interpretations and electrifying performances. The program remains the same, including Partos' "Concertino for Strings," Schubert's "Symphony No. 3" and Tchaikovsky's "Symphony No. 6" ("Pathetique"). (more...)

Kravis Center Announces Yoel Levi Will Conduct The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra On Feb 5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts today announced that celebrated musician and conductor Yoel Levi will conduct the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra at an upcoming presentation of the Center's Regional Arts Classical Concert Series. Levi is replacing the previously announced Zubin Mehta, who has to withdraw from the Orchestra's current United States tour due to health issues. (more...)

Zubin Mehta Bows Out of Concert Series with Israel Philharmonic Orchestra Due To Health Issues
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

The American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra today announced that Maestro Zubin Mehta has been forced to bow out of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra's upcoming 2019 U.S. Tour (Feb. 2-9) due to health reasons. Filling in for Mehta on the six-city tour is Yoel Levi, one of the world's leading conductors, known for his vast repertoire, masterly interpretations and electrifying performances. (more...)

Austin's The Black Drumset Announce New Album
by TV News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

Austin-based band The Black Drumset will release their new album Charged on March 8. The album is available to pre-order now at Bandcamp. This week the band revealed the official video for 'There's A Shark In The Boat,' the first single from Charged. The video premiered at New Noise Magazine and can also be shared at YouTube. About the song The Black Drumset's Brian Willey told New Noise Magazine, 'The song title is inspired by the feeling of suddenly realizing there is real danger in a situation and you've got to focus and take immediate action to avoid disaster. Humans are really good at denying danger until its too late. The lyrics are written in the language of an interpersonal relationship, but its really about a dangerously divided society.' (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

The Plagiarists are at it again. For the 10th year in a row on the Eve of MLK Day they will dance the night away with What's So Dangerous About Dancing. (more...)

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble Presents the Midwest Premiere of I WANNA F#!&ING TEAR YOU APART 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble (RTE), Chicago's only Equity theatre dedicated to producing new work with women at the core, presents the Midwest premiere of I Wanna F#!&ing Tear You Apart by Morgan Gould and directed by Jessica Fisch. I Wanna F#!&ing Tear You Apart runs February 15 - March 23, 2019 at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 N. Ridge Avenue in Chicago.  The press opening is Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 7:00pm. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For Firebrand Theatre's QUEEN OF THE MIST
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

Firebrand Theatre is pleased to announce full casting for its Chicago premiere of QUEEN OF THE MIST featuring book, music and lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa (The Wild Party, Marie Christine), direction by Elizabeth Margolius and music direction by Charlotte Rivard-Hoster. (more...)

Asase Yaa African American Dance Theater Presents DRUM LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

ASASE YAA African American Dance Theater presents DRUM LOVE. The Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space. February 2, 2019 at 7:30pm (more...)

The Empress Theatre Presents An Evening Of Romantic Tunes With Megan And The Heartbeats
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

Megan Freedman has performed numerous gigs with acclaimed Italian guitarist Peppino D'Agostino and is often sought for weddings and funerals. Before relocating from Chicago to California, she toured with her singing sisters. (more...)

Native Harrow Announce New Album HAPPIER NOW
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

On April 12, Native Harrow, the indie folk-pop outfit out of New York's Hudson River Valley will release their new album Happier Now via Different Time Records. Today they release the lead single and track 'Can't Go On Like This'. (more...)

The Rachel Thorne Germond Performance Collage Ti Perform Program of Multimedia Works
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

The Rachel Thorne Germond Performance Collage will perform a program of multimedia works, including two premieres, created by Germond between 2017 and 2019 incorporating video projection, performance, and photography.  Intrigued by a wide range of random and disparate inputs from modern life, choreographer Germond employs multiple strategies of investigation, in which ambiguous juxtapositions and new unfamiliar languages come to life.  February 14-16, 8 PM, at University Settlement House, 184 Eldridge Street.   All tickets are priced at a very affordable $15. (more...)

The Twilight Sad Release Acclaimed New Album, IT WON'T BE LIKE THIS ALL THE TIME Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

Rock Action Records and Glasgow's The Twilight Sad are excited to announce the release of the band's acclaimed new studio album, IT WON/T BE LIKE THIS ALL THE TIME (purchase& stream). For this record, frontman James Graham and guitarist Andy MacFarlane officially brought long-time touring members Brendan Smith and Johnny Docherty in from the wings to help push The Twilight Sad to the next level. The results speak for themselves: an exhilarating listen, by turns cinematic and claustrophobic in its scope, the band dug deep to produce IT WON/T BE LIKE THIS ALL THE TIME, and it's perhaps their most raw and dynamic record to date. Stream the album now in full on all platforms HERE.  (more...)

BWW Review: CARDBOARD PIANO at TimeLine Theatre Company
by Rachel Weinberg - Jan 18, 2019

Hansol Jung's CARDBOARD PIANO, now in its Chicago premiere at Timeline Theatre Company, centers on historical and contemporary issues in Uganda. Jung's narrative sweeps up much of that nation's recent history of violence, child soldiers, and homophobia into the story of just a few characters inside a church. And CARDBOARD PIANO relays all this alongside lofty themes of forgiveness, the power of religion, and the human need to fix what's broken and right wrongs. While this may sound like a tall order for one play to tackle-and it is-it is Jung's utterly human, multidimensional characters that allow her to find success. Jung also proves a masterful playwright because she knows that the best plays meditate on themes and add more complexity to some of life's biggest questions, without offering up clear answers. (more...)

Sarah Walk Releases New Single And Video For CTRL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

Today,¬†Sarah Walk¬†releases her newest single and music video ¬ďCTRL¬Ē (One Little Indian Records).¬†¬ďI wrote this song about fighting against those who bind you¬Ē, explains Walk.¬†¬ďI feel like it takes twice as much effort for my voice to be heard as a woman and even then it's often times not taken seriously.¬†We need to be valuing women's voices and perspectives and listening more. It all starts with listening.¬Ē (more...)

Celebrate Black History Month On The Kimmel Center Cultural Campus
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, along with Resident Company support, celebrates Black History Month this February with an array of programming honoring African American artistic expression and culture. (more...)

Chicago Opera Theater's Board Of Directors Announces Ashley Magnus New General Director
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

Chicago Opera Theater's (COT) Board of Directors today announces the promotion of Ashley Magnus to the role of Stefan Edlis and Gael Neeson General Director. Previously the company's General Manager of Strategy and Development, Magnus will join Orli and Bill Staley Music Director Lidiya Yankovskaya at the helm, making COT one of few multimillion-dollar opera companies led by women at both the board and executive level. Magnus assumes her new role immediately.   (more...)

BackStory Examines Our Desire to be Alone in Latest Episode
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019


BWW Interview: Andy Huntington Jones Talks THE BOOK OF MORMON
by Katricia Lang - Jan 18, 2019

THE BOOK OF MORMON appears on the Hobby Center stage through January 20, 2019. Andy Huntington Jones (Elder McKinley) talks about the good intentions behind the raunchy, yet incisive, jokes found in the musical. (more...)

Silk Road Rising And Stage Left Theatre Present The World Premiere Of DETOUR GUIDE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

Silk Road Rising and Stage Left Theatre are pleased to announce that they are joining artistic forces to bring the world premiere of Detour Guide by Karim Nagi to Chicago. (more...)

Nine Shows To Look Forward To In South Florida In 2019
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

2018 has given South Florida a fun cornucopia of live theatre, from the Southeastern premiere of Freaky Friday at Slow Burn to the national tour of Hamilton at the Broward Center. Since 2019 is already well underway, here is a look at what South Florida theatre has to offer this year. (more...)

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Presents ATE9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

Ate9, one of Los Angeles' most visceral and probing dance companies, makes its Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts debut with two gripping works by Artistic Director/Choreographer Danielle Agami, including the world premiere of a blind LAdy, featuring the live vocals of Spanish indie-pop singer/songwriter Lourdes Hernandez (a.k.a. Russian Red), on Friday, February 15 and Saturday, February 16, 2019, at 7:30 pm, in The Wallis' Bram Goldsmith Theater. (more...)

CBS Tops Ratings in Viewers but Splits Demos with ABC on Thursday
by TV News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

CBS (7.932 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T1) was the top draw on Thursday with its lineup of 'The Big Bang Theory' (13.177 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1), 'Young Sheldon' (11.397 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3), 'Mom' (8.535 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4), 'Fam' (6.016 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #7) and a repeat 'SWAT' (4.234 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #14). (more...)

Greenhouse Theater Center Announces BREAKING GROUND FEST Celebrating Chicago Theatre Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

The Greenhouse Theater Center celebrates Chicago Theatre Week with its BREAKING GROUND FEST, an eclectic line-up of performances including live music, plays, staged readings, improv, comedy, burlesque and more, playing February 7 - 17, 2019 on multiple stages. (more...)

Follow BroadwayWorld Chicago For Ticket Deals, Exclusive Photos, Videos and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

Do you live and breathe all things Chicago Theatre? If so, you know there's a ton of exciting things happening in the Chicago theatre community every day! We at BroadwayWorld know how overwhelming it could be to keep up with all the local happenings each week - so we're curating the best you can't miss on our social media feeds daily! (more...)

GUYS AND DOLLS Opens Feb. 15 With A Modern Look At Gender
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

Jeff Award winner and TimeLine Associate Artistic Director Nick Bowling stages a fresh take on the beloved Broadway fable where mobsters, mayhem and musical comedy light up the stage. (more...)

Mason Maynard Announces Debut US Tour Dates
by TV News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

Meteoric talent Mason Maynard will bring his groove laden house sound Stateside this Spring, playing 13 dates (and more TBA) across the United States ahead of his forthcoming release on Lee Foss' iconic label, Repopulate Mars. (more...)

Review Roundup: Tracey Letts' LINDA VISTA At Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

Center Theatre Group has announced the cast for 'Linda Vista' by Tracy Letts. The Steppenwolf Theatre Company production will be presented at the Mark Taper Forum January 9 through February 17, 2019. Directed by Dexter Bullard, the opening of 'Linda Vista' is set for January 16, 2019. (more...)

LIVE FROM HERE WITH CHRIS THILE Confirms Guest Lineup for Performance at LA's The Wiltern
by TV News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

Live from Here with Chris Thile confirms the guest lineup for its performance in Los Angeles at The Wiltern on February 1 as well as shows in Durham, Chicago and Detroit. The shows feature special guests Jenny Lewis, Andrew Bird, Sarah Silverman, Lord Huron, Jason Isbell, Death Cab for Cutie, Tank and the Bangas, Eighth Blackbird and more.  (more...)

Ella Vos Premieres TEMPORARY, Plus Confirms North American Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

Rising pop star¬†Ella Vos¬†debuts a new song ¬ďTemporary¬Ē today¬ólisten/share¬†here. The song is taken from Vos' forthcoming EP,¬†Watch and Wait, due¬†January 25. (more...)

THE ELEPHANT MAN to Open At Historic El Portal Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

After several years and multiple attempts to obtain the rights, tenacity and perseverance prevailed.  Co-Producers Tom Vitorino and Alice L. Walker (, are pleased to announce they are bringing one of the most important plays of the second half of the twentieth century, The Elephant Man, by Bernard Pomerance, back to Los Angeles at The Historic El Portal Theatre. Opening March 21 - 23 and April 3 - 14, 2019 (more...)

J.S. Ondara Premieres TORCH SONG Video Inspired By Bob Dylan
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

The video for ¬ďTorch Song,¬Ē the latest to be released from¬†J.S.¬†Ondara's forthcoming debut album¬†Tales of America, premieres today. The video was self-directed and inspired by Bob Dylan's¬†first television performance. Watch/share the clip¬†HERE.¬† (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 1/18
by BWW Special - Jan 18, 2019

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature HAMILTON, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, and More! (more...)

Mason Maynard Announces Debut US Tour Dates This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

Meteoric talent Mason Maynard will bring his groove laden house sound Stateside this Spring, playing 13 dates (and more TBA) across the United States ahead of his forthcoming release on Lee Foss' iconic label, Repopulate Mars. (more...)

Public Booking For West End MARY POPPINS Begins 28 January
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

Public booking for Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's new production of Mary Poppins will open at 10am GMT on 28 January 2019. The musical, based on the stories of P. L. Travers and the original film, returns to its original West End home at the Prince Edward Theatre after fifteen years. Mary Poppins will begin previews on 23 October 2019 with opening night on 13 November and initially go on sale until 29 March 2020. (more...)

ELECTRIC LONELINESS Comes to The Butterfly Club
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

Night Creatures' debut production, Electric Loneliness, is a vaudevillian modern folktale that explores contemporary themes of isolation, human connection, and depression. This haunting original story follows Octavia, a multi-limbed chanteuse trapped alone at the bottom of the ocean, and a Lonely Man on a quest to find where he belongs in the world. Told through an eclectic mix of reimagined tunes, from Cole Porter to the Bee Gees to Daft Punk, join these unusual but relatable characters on their adventures as they meet gloriously strange creatures and attempt to learn how to keep clam and carry on. (more...)

Celebrated Award-Winning Series WOW GOSPEL Presents 30 Hit Tracks On WOW GOSPEL 2019
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

Get the sensational collection WOW Gospel 2019, available now.  The latest hit installment from the longtime award-winning WOW Gospel series, the two-disc WOW Gospel 2019 album delivers a total of thirty tracks with today's biggest songs and treasured artists.  For over twenty years, the renowned compilation series has charted a course in discovering new voices mixed with fan favorites on each multi-track album, and been a top hit on the Billboard Gospel Albums chart.  WOW Gospel is a joint venture from RCA Inspiration, Motown Gospel, and Word Entertainment, and features pioneering legends, new inspirational voices, and superstar pairings. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at About Face Theatre's DADA WOOF PAPA HOT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

About Face Theatre will continue its 2018-19 season with DADA WOOF PAPA HOT, a sexy comedy about gay parenting and modern families from Peter Parnell (The Cider House Rules), directed by Jeff Award-nominated AFT Artistic Associate Keira Fromm*. DADA WOOF PAPA HOT will play January 10 - February 16, 2019 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at, by calling (773) 975-8150 or in person at the Theater Wit Box Office. The press opening is Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Full Casting Confirmed For ANNIE at The King's
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

Michael Harrison and David Ian have announced full casting for their smash hit production of the musical ANNIE which runs opening at the King's Theatre in Glasgow this spring as part of a UK tour. (more...)

Copeland Share New Song LAY HERE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

Copeland have released 'Lay Here' today. The new song is taken from the band's upcoming new album Blushing, which will be released on February 15, 2019 through Tooth & Nail Records. Listen to the song now at (more...)

DESDE MI VENTANA rinde homenaje a Pasek y Paul
by Jose German Martinez Paneque - Jan 18, 2019

SuerteEnMiVida presenta el proximo mes de mayo DESDE MI VENTANA, un concierto teatralizado que rinde homenaje a los compositores y letristas Benj Pasek y Justin Paul (DEAR EVAN HANSEN, SMASH), y que hara un repaso por los temas mas iconicos de su carrera hasta el momento. (more...)

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