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Based on the play Chicago by Maurine Dallas Watkins

Escrito por Fred Ebb y Bob Fosse, con música de John Kander y letras de Fred Ebb, Chicago ha sido visto por más de 17 millones de espectadores en todo el mundo, y ha recaudado la espectacular cifra de más de 850 millones de dólares. Ambientado en medio de la extravagante decadencia de los años 20, este musical cuenta la historia de Roxie Hart y Velma Kelly, dos mujeres ambiciosas encerradas por crímenes 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.

Meet the Full Company of PRINCE OF BROADWAY, Bowing Tonight on the Great White Way
by Meet the Cast - Aug 24, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway premiere of Prince of Broadway, a musical celebration that highlights the extraordinary six-decade career of director and producer Harold Prince, opens tonight, August 24, 2017, at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the cast, plus go inside rehearsals with the company! (more...)

Cultural Council of PB County Sets 2017-18 Season of CULTURE & COCKTAILS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Rena Blades, President & Chief Executive Officer of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, today announced the 2017-2018 season of the popular series CULTURE & COCKTAILS. (more...)

15th Annual New York Burlesque Festival to Sizzle in September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

The New York Burlesque Festival brings superstars from around the globe together with five shows in one sparkly long weekend, this September 21st through 24th. (more...)

BWW Interview: Nasty Woman Margaret Cho - A Powerful Force That Tours
by Gil Kaan - Aug 23, 2017

The very unique, very outrageous, very out-spoken, and always very funny Margaret Cho has begun her new tour FRESH OFF THE BLOAT, with European dates following the U.S. stops. Named this year by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the '50 Best Stand-Up Comics of All Times,' Margaret will be tackling current topics in the news as only she can. We grabbed a few moments of Margaret's down time to pepper her with a few queries. (more...)

New Plays from Amanda Peet, Jocelyn Bioh and More Set for MCC Theater's 2017 PlayLabs Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

MCC Theater has announced the 2017 PlayLabs reading series, which will feature new works in development by playwrights: 2017-2018 Tow Playwright-in-Residence Jocelyn Bioh, MCC alum Amanda Peet, Charise Castro Smith, and MCC Youth Company alum Lily Houghton. (more...)

Be in the Room Where it Happens! New Block of Tickets On Sale Next Week for HAMILTON in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

???????Producer Jeffrey Seller and Broadway In Chicago announced today that a new 16 week block of tickets for HAMILTON at The PrivateBank Theatre (18 W. Monroe) will go on-sale Tuesday, August 29.  Tickets will be available for performances through April 29, 2018.  (more...)

Rosemary Clooney and Elvis Coming to Flat Rock Playhouse in Two Solo Shows
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

The Flat Rock Playhouse 2017 season continues with two concert offerings sure which are sure to please even the most discerning musical lovers. (more...)

Goodman Theatre Teams with Alphawood Gallery for 'I AM THE DARKER BROTHER' Writing Workshop Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Goodman Theatre will continue its collaboration with Chicago's Alphawood Gallery with the new writing workshop series, "I am the Darker Brother: Demonization and the Demise of Civil Liberties," this fall. Led by Chicago-based teaching artist Deb Lewis, participants use Langston Hughes' poem, "I, Too" as inspiration to explore what being an "American" means, and the responsibilities that freedom of speech engender. (more...)

Cold Specks Reveals 'New Moon' w/ FADER, Fool's Paradise LP Out 9/22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Ladan Hussein, known on stage as Cold Specks, will release her highly anticipated new album Fool's Paradise, September 22 via Arts & Crafts. Intimately exploring her identity as a Somali-Canadian woman, Fool's Paradise is Hussein's most personal work yet. (more...)

Rosie Ramos to Star in Title Role in Promethean Theatre Ensemble's MARISOL; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Promethean Theatre Ensemble's twelfth season will open in October with Jose Rivera's MARISOL - an absurdist comedy in which a young New York City woman of Puerto Rican descent finds herself immersed in a battle led by angels to save the universe from a senile and ineffectual God. (more...)

ARC to Kick Off Fall 2017 with 'All For ONE' Open House Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

The American Rhythm Center (ARC), Chicago's shared education, rehearsal and special-event facility for dance and theatre arts, kicks off the fall season with 'All For ONE,' a week of $1 classes September 5-11 in the Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 300, Chicago. (more...)

Television Academy Announces Corporate Partners for 69th EMMY AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

The Television Academy announced today its official roster of new and returning corporate partners for the 69th Emmy Awards season, which include Audi of America, Chase Sapphire, Ferrari Trento, FIJI Water, The Hilhaven Lodge, L'Oréal Paris, Lyft, PEOPLE, SPLENDA Naturals, Sterling Vineyards, and United Airlines. (more...)

Chicago's Jeff Awards Equity Nominations for 2016-2017 Productions Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Seven world premiere plays seen first by Chicago audiences were among those receiving nominations by The Jeff Awards. 158 nominations in 33 categories honor Chicago Equity theatrical productions that opened between August 1, 2016 and July 31, 2017. (more...)

Broadway Star Faith Prince to Perform in New Orleans This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Faith Prince, Tony Award winner for Guys and Dolls, will make debut for Mark Cortale's Broadway @ NOCCA concert series on September 22 at 8:00 PM, as a benefit for the The NOCCA Institute. (more...)

Kumu Kahua Theatre Throws Fundraiser for The ARTS at Marks Garage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Kumu Kahua Theatre is coming to the rescue of their neighbor, The ARTS at Marks Garage by offering a mini-fundraiser evening of murder, mystery, food, drinks and theatre. (more...)

O'Punksky's Theatre Presents Australian Premiere of THE NIGHT ALIVE at Old Fitz Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

O'Punksky's Theatre in association with Red Line Productions is thrilled to present the Australian premiere of Conor McPherson's The Night Alive for a limited season at the Old Fitz Theatre from September 13. (more...)

PARADISE Arrives in Theaters This October from Film Movement
by TV News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Andrei Konchalovsky's Paradise, Russia's shortlisted submission for Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award, opens theatrically on October 6 in New York at Lincoln Plaza Cinemas. The movie will also play additional select U.S. markets including Los Angeles (10/13), Miami (10/20) and Portland (10/20). (more...)

Elohim Drops Surprise Track 'Eclipse'; Fall Tour With Alison Wonderland Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Just in time for this week's solar eclipse, Los Angeles artist/producer Elohim has surprise-released a brand new track fittingly titled 'Eclipse.' (more...)

FANTASTIC NEGRITO Addresses Current Events in New Tracks
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

When FANTASTIC NEGRITO released his Grammy award-winning album The Last Days of Oakland in 2016, it received critical acclaim for its honest look at racism, gun violence, wage slavery, and other challenges facing our country. (more...)

BWW Feature: CULTURE & COCKTAILS at Cultural Council Of Palm Beach County
by John Lariviere - Aug 23, 2017

Rena Blades, President & Chief Executive Officer of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, today announced the 2017-2018 season of the popular series CULTURE & COCKTAILS. From November 2017 through April 2018, five fascinating Conversations will be held at The Colony Hotel Pavilion, located at 155 Hammon Avenue in Palm Beach.   (more...)

Back in the Habit! LATE NITE CATECHISM to Return Off-Broadway for 21st Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Tim Flaherty's ENTERTAINMENT EVENTS, INC. and Producer Robert Dragotta have announced the 21st Anniversary and the return to the Actors Temple Theatre of LATE NITE CATECHISM, the long-running hit one-woman show written by Vicki Quade and Maripat Donovan, with Denise Fennell starring as 'Sister.' Marc Silvia directs. (more...)

Showtek Reveal Official Music Video for 'Don't Shoot'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Hot on the heels of their 2-track EP earlier this month, Showtek now unveil the music video for 'Don't Shoot'. (more...)

Isaac Hayes being Honored with New Retrospective 'The Spirit Of Memphis (1962-1976)'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Craft Recordings is proud to announce the forthcoming release of The Spirit of Memphis (1962-1976), chronicling the ascension of one of the most influential creative talents in music history, Isaac Hayes, who would have turned 75 this year. (more...)

Comedy Dynamics Releases Modern Farce BEAR WITH US, Starring Cheyenne Jackson
by Movies News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Comedy Dynamics announced today it will release William J. Stribling and Russ Nickel's festival award-winning comedy film Bear With Us on August 15, 2017 on major transactional services. (more...)

Nichole Carey to Make Chicago Cabaret Debut with GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY at Davenport's
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

You can take the girl out of the country, but can you ever really take the country out of the girl? (more...)

RedCap Technologies Announces Launch of 23rd Driver Network
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017


National Tour of WICKED Announces $25 Ticket Lottery
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is returning to the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center with performances from August 30 through September 10. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 23, 2017
by - Aug 23, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 23 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Sundance Institute and Time Warner Foundation Select 11 Artist Fellows for Grants
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Eleven diverse independent artists have been selected to receive support from the 2017 Sundance Institute | Time Warner Foundation Fellowship. These Fellowships and accompanying grants are part of the non-profit Institute's year-round efforts to discover and support independent artists from diverse backgrounds in getting their work made and seen by a wide audience. (more...)

Stephen Costello's Paris Opera Debut Kicks Off Full Season Of Firsts
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Stephen Costello, having "risen rapidly to claim a place among the world's best tenors" (Daily Express, UK), steps up his European presence in the coming season. September sees the Tucker Award-winning tenor make his Paris Opera debut with his first German-language account of Camille in The Merry Widow. (more...)

Michael Kraut Joins Hireology as Vice President of Automotive Partnerships
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017


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LIFE SUCKS at Open Book Theatre, 9/8-30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

???????Some days we're pretty sure that life sucks. Other days we might feel that life is full of beauty and wonder. (more...)

Chan Centre presents an Evening with Activist & Graphic-Novelist Kate Evans
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents Kate Evans: Threads, an evening with Evans, the acclaimed author, cartoonist, and activist on September 29 at 7:30pm in the Telus Studio Theatre as part of the Beyond Words series. Evans will reveal accounts of hope and hardship from France's Calais refugee camp as told in her 2017 graphic novel Threads: From the Refugee Crisis. With projected images from her book as the backdrop, and musical accompaniment by Iranian-Canadian hand drummer Hamin Honari, Evans will share a reading followed by a thought-provoking panel discussion. (more...)

Ariel Pink Debuts Music Video for Latest Single 'Feels Like Heaven'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Ariel Pink will release his new album, Dedicated to Bobby Jameson, on September 15. The recording is his first solo album since his highly acclaimed 2014 prog-pop opus pom pom, and first full-length release with the Brooklyn-based independent label Mexican Summer. (more...)

Rec Room Arts Seeks Artists for Inaugural Residency Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

In February 2017, longtime friends, theatre artists, and educators Matt Hune and Stephanie Wittels Wachs launched Rec Room Arts, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to the creation and development of new work across artistic disciplines. (more...)

Monodrama MY LAI Comes to BAM Harvey Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

An evening-length sung monodrama, My Lai focuses on the  emotional toll of the infamous 1968 civilian massacre by US troops in Vietnam and the military's attempted cover up. (more...)

Michele D'amour and the Love Dealers Arise from Lost Nights at the Leopard Lounge
by Tory Gates - Aug 23, 2017

'I don't see any other genre that does not progress. Jazz progresses, hip-hop progresses, rock progresses, why shouldn't blues as well...?' (more...)

LIZZIE Rock Musical to Make Chicago Premiere as Firebrand's Inaugural Show
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Firebrand Theatre, the first musical theatre company committed to employing and empowering women by expanding opportunities on and off the stage, is pleased to present its inaugural production, the Chicago premiere of LIZZIE, the rock musical based on the true-life story of accused axe-murderess Lizzie Borden.  (more...)

Photo Flash: New Shots from Black Button Eyes Productions' SHOCKHEADER PETER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Black Button Eyes Productions presents the Chicago storefront premiere of SHOCKHEADED PETER, the silly and sinister musical based on Heinrich Hoffmann's popular German children's book The Struwwelpeter. Directed by Producing Artistic Director Ed Rutherford with music direction by T.J. Anderson and choreography by Derek Van Barham, SHOCKHEADED PETER was created for the stage by Julian Crouch and Phelim McDermott with original music and lyrics by The Tiger Lillies. SHOCKHEADED PETER plays now through September 16, 2017 at The Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave., in Chicago. BroadwayWorld has a new selection of production photos from the show below! (more...)

Rohina Malik's THE MECCA TALES to Make NYC Premiere at The Sheen Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Voyage Theater Company and Crossroads Theatre Company will present the New York Premiere of Rohina Malik's THE MECCA TALES, directed by Kareem Fahmy (3/Fifths at 3LD; This Time with Rising Circle Theater Collective), at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (18 Bleecker Street at the corner of Elizabeth Street), October 20-November 4. (more...)

BWW Interview: James Hayden Rodriguez is Electrified for Lightning Thief Reunion Concert
by Christopher Castanho - Aug 23, 2017

This Monday, August 28th at 7 pm the original Off-Broadway cast of 'The Lightning Theif: The Percy Jackson Musical' will reunite for one night only at the Green Room 42 for a special concert event. Lightning Theif Composer and Lyricist Rob Rokicki will host the celebration in honor of the cast album reaching the #3 spot on the Billboard Cast Album award. I was lucky enough to chat with James Hayden Rodriguez, Shenandoah Conservatory alum and cast member of 'The Lightning Theif Musical' about his experience being a part of a show whose subject material has such a cult following, and hear about his career. (more...)

Campus DJ House Party-Presented By Monster Announce Energy Outbreak Tour
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 23, 2017

This Fall 2017, The Monster Energy Outbreak Tour will bring the CAMPUS DJ tour-- the only nationwide search for the top college DJs and Music Producers--to both college campuses and music clubs nationwide. (more...)

Netflix Announces Original Documentaries Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold and Voyeur
by TV News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Netflix announced today two original documentaries Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold and Voyeur to premiere at the 55th New York Film Festival, and launch globally on Netflix later this year. (more...)

Hodera to Release 'First Things First' via Take This To Heart
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Hodera plays honest alt-Americana with difficult subjects such as depression, suicide, loss and love. The Jersey DIY quartet will release First Things First on October 20 via Take This To Heart Records and today share first single, “North Dakota”. (more...)

Pride Films and Plays' LezPlay Winning Script to Receive Staged Reading at Pride Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Pride Films and Plays is delighted to announce Kellee Terrell's GEMMA as the winner of its 2017 LezPlay Contest. Out of three dozen entries, three scripts advanced to the finals. LezPlay Literary Coordinator Allison Fradkin says, "These two screenplays and one stage play elevate and celebrate dyke drama (and comedy), showcasing Sapphic-centric narratives that spoke loud and queer to our judges. " (more...)

Seven Artists Selected for the 10th Anniversary of American Lyric Theater's Composer Librettist Development Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Lawrence Edelson, Founder and Producing Artistic Director of American Lyric Theater (ALT), announced today that three composers, three librettists, and one dramaturg have been selected as Resident Artists to participate in the tenth anniversary season of the company's nationally acclaimed Composer Librettist Development Program (CLDP). The artists selected for this prestigious residency and training program are composers Shuying Li, Andy Tierstein, and Liliya Ugay; librettists Lorene Cary, Julian Crouch, and Lila Palmer; and dramaturg Antigoni Gaitana. (more...)

The Second City Announces SHE THE PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

UP Comedy Club presents The Second City's She the People: Girlfriends' Guide to Sisters Doing it for Themselves, a brand new sketch show created, designed and performed entirely by the women of Second City, under the direction of Carly Heffernan. She the People begins on Friday, September 29, 2017 at UP Comedy Club, located at (more...)

Mile Square Theatre presents World Premiere of Erin Mallon's THE NET WILL APPEAR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

???????Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County's leading professional theatre, continues its 2017 season with a world premiere from NJ playwright Erin Mallon, which stars film, TV, and stage actor Richard Masur. The Net Will Appear is a heartwarming comedy of an unlikely friendship between the feisty 9-year-old Rory and her septuagenarian neighbor Bernard. (more...)

Five Selections Announced for 2017 Sundance Institute
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Five theatre directors are slated for the fifth Sundance Institute | LUMA Foundation Theatre Directors Retreat, which convenes in Arles, France, August 25 through September 7. The Retreat is one of 24 residencies and Labs the Institute hosts annually across the world, and is an integral part of the Theatre Program's ongoing engagement with global theatremakers.  (more...)

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