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Royale Theatre

(New York, NY)
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2017
Geva Theatre Center's 2017-2018 Season continues with the World Premiere of The Agitators, by Mat Smart and directed by Logan Vaughn in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from October 17 through November 12.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2019
Toronto's only longform improv festival, Haroldfest, will celebrate their third anniversary with some of North America's top improvisers coming together in Toronto. The week-long festival will feature performances and workshops at Comedy Bar, The Social Capital Theatre, Sweet Action Theatre, and Bad Dog Theatre from October 14 a?" 20, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017
The Second City Mourns the Loss of Comedic Legend Shelley Berman at the age of 92 at his home in Bell Canyon, CA.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2017
Sketch writing duo Jim & Melissa are pleased to present their fifth original sketch revue, BLOODLUST, directed by Mary Catherine Curran, playing Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays October 19 - 28, 2017 at iO Chicago, 1501 N Kingsbury Street. Tickets are available at www.iOimprov.com The press opening is Thursday, October 19 at 10pm.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2017
Sketch writing duo Jim & Melissa are pleased to present their fifth original sketch revue, BLOODLUST, directed by Mary Catherine Curran, playing Thursdays, Fridays and Todays October 19 - 28, 2017 at iO Chicago, 1501 N Kingsbury Street. Tickets are available at www.iOimprov.com The press opening is Thursday, October 19 at 10pm.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2017
Sketch writing duo Jim & Melissa are pleased to present their fifth original sketch revue, BLOODLUST, directed by Mary Catherine Curran, playing Todays, Fridays and Saturdays October 19 - 28, 2017 at iO Chicago, 1501 N Kingsbury Street. Tickets are available at www.iOimprov.com The press opening is Today, October 19 at 10pm.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018
Already wondering how to entertain your visiting relatives this holiday season? The Second City has you covered with its new holiday revue, The Second City's The Good, the Bad & the Ugly Sweater. This hilarious show pulls a festive mix of material from The Second City archives and is the perfect way to celebrate winter in Chicago.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2017
Geva Theatre Center's 2017-2018 Season continues with the World Premiere of The Agitators, by Mat Smart and directed by Logan Vaughn in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from October 17 through November 12.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2017
Sketch writing duo Jim & Melissa are pleased to present their fifth original sketch revue, BLOODLUST, directed by Mary Catherine Curran, playing Thursdays, Fridays and Todays October 19 - 28, 2017 at iO Chicago, 1501 N Kingsbury Street. Tickets are available at www.iOimprov.com The press opening is Thursday, October 19 at 10pm.
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018
For the fourth year in a row, M&M'S is partnering with Red Nose Day to help America come together to raise money for children in need. This year, the brand partnered with City Year Chicago, a beneficiary of Red Nose Day, and Chicago Academy High School to encourage local Chicago students to find their own comedic voice.
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017
The Second City is launching a new Insights and Applied Improvisation division, dedicated to proving the impact improvisation techniques can have in real world situations.
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018
The Eisemann Center and the City of Richardson announced the 2018-2019 Season of Eisemann Center Presents (ECP) at the Annual Season Preview Party on Thursday, May 10, 2019. The season includes our two full subscription series: Jeffrey Siegel's Keyboard Conversations with a total of four concerts; and the Family Theatre Series with four productions and the accompanying immersive children's program Eisemann Extras. In addition we have 11 Music & Dance performances featuring a diverse mix of programming and artists; five Theatre & Comedy productions with 18 performances, including new works by returning artists Jaston Williams, Steve Solomon and Pat Hazell along with four Family & Broadway Specials productions with eight performances.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018
Jim Belushi, an alumnus of Saturday Night Live and Chicago's famed Second City, is bringing to the stage an improvised comedy sketch show featuring members of the Board of Comedy. Jim Belushi and the Board of Comedy will improve their way to Thrasher-Horne Center on Saturday, January 26 at 8 PM.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2019
The Second City invites you to celebrate Mother's Day with Margaret Trudeau, the mother of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. In a world premiere engagement, Margaret Trudeau is coming to Chicago to bring her intimate staged performance Certain Woman of an Age exclusively to UP Comedy Club at The Second City, 230 W. North Ave. Co-written by Ms. Trudeau, herself, and directed by Kimberly Senior, this solo performance follows the compelling story of one of the world's most fascinating figures, chronicling her courageous public and private journeys.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017
Late Nite Catechism, written by Vicki Quade and Maripat Donovan, made its debut May 28th, 1993 at the Live Bait Theatre in Chicago, Illinois and since then has grossed over $100 million in box office receipts. It has been presented in over 400 cities around the world, has played 6 countries with over 3.5 million people in attendance. The show has raised over $4 million for retired Sisters and Catholic Organizations. For the first time in four years, Late Night Catechism returns to the State Theatre for ONE NIGHT ONLY.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017
New York-based Recent Cutbacks announces the return of its acclaimed theatrical comedy Hold On To Your Butts, a live, shot-for-shot remake of Jurassic Park performed by just two actors and a foley artist, to Chicago for a limited engagement at Donny's Skybox Theater at The Second City Training Center (230 W. North Ave, 4th Floor) April 20 through 23, 2017.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2018
Kansas City Repertory Theatre's Executive Director, Angela Lee Gieras, has announced plans for the organization's 2018 Gala, A Fearless Fete. This year's Fete, Live from Kansas City … It's Saturday Night, features performances by internationally-acclaimed comedy troupe, The Second City and resident comedian at The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Seth Herzog. The annual fundraising event, hosted this year by Leo and Yvette Morton, takes place on Saturday, May 19 at 7 pm at Spencer Theatre on the UMKC campus.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2018
The Second City is proud to announce a June run for "The Second City's Let's Make It Perfectly Queer: A Salute to Pride," a sketch show performed entirely by an all -LGBTQIA cast. Under the direction of Mick Napier with musical direction by Nick Gage, "Let's Make It Perfectly Queer" is Second City's first foray into celebrating all things Pride with a rainbow of classic and original sketches featuring an inclusive cast: Corey Caldwell, George David Elrod, Lanny Fox, Maya Haughton, Claudia Martinez and Riley Mondragon.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts announces a roster of upcoming shows confirmed, to date, for the 2017-2018 season.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017
Within the context of today's racial and political climate, THE MISEDUCATION OF 55TH STREET uses humor, poetry and music to examine where we've been…and where we're going. From parent/teacher relationships in CPS classrooms, to backyard barbecues on Chicago's South Side, THE MISEDUCATION OF 55TH STREET explores the complexities of our "true selves" and our collective search for meaning.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017
The best and funniest comedians of Las Vegas will perform in the Las Vegas Comedy Institute's 19th Standup Comedy Showcase.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018
New England's oldest and biggest comedy theater, ImprovBoston brings music improv masters and acts from around the world to Boston for a four-day musical comedy deep-dive at the New England Music Improv Experience (NEMIX). From July 5-8, international music improvisers will immerse audiences in all things music improv. The Experience features workshops, events, and performances featuring talent with credits from The Second City, Blank! The Musical (Off-Broadway), iO, ComedySportz, ImprovBoston, and many more. Laura Hall from the ubiquitous TV show "Whose Line is it Anyway?" headlines the festival.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2018
Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, opens its 2018/19 season with Qui Nguyen's Vietgone, directed by Lavina Jadhwani, featuring original music and music direction by Gabriel Ruiz and choreography by Tommy Rapley. Vietgone runs August 15 - September 23, 2018 in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The Press Opening is Wednesday, August 22 at 7:30 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2017
The best and funniest comedians of Las Vegas will perform in the Las Vegas Comedy Institute's 19th Standup Comedy Showcase.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017
About Face Theatre is pleased to announce the appointment of Alana Parvey Zalas as its new Managing Director. Zalas succeeds Dean Carpenter, who stepped down in 2016.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2020
Join the American Writers Museum as they honor the work of Viola Spolin, author and a?oemothera?? of improvisational theater. Ms. Spolin's groundbreaking work and codification of her theater games into a training method and philosophy eventually led to the creation of The Second City.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020
The Second City returns to the McAninch Arts Center (MAC) Valentine's Day Weekend for a?oeThe Best of the Second Citya?? at 5 and 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 15. Some of the company's rising stars of today will perform a sampling of the best sketches, songs, and improvisations from The Second City's 60-year history. Perfect for date night, attendees will have the chance to enjoy drink specials and free chocolates and, to make the evening extra special, add-on VIP Suite Service, including a private, pre-show cocktail and hors d'oeuvres reception, with coffee and dessert at intermission.  
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017
Angel Comedy is now the official UK home of The Second City, the world's premier school of improv whose illustrious alumni include Bill Murray, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Steve Carrell and Mike Myers.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017
On February 8th, 2017, Chicago's legendary sketch and improv comedy theater returns to the Boulder Theater with "We're All In This Room Together."
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018
Portland Center Stage at The Armory's 2018-2019 season will feature 11 productions along with a special 10th anniversary return engagement of Storm Large in Crazy Enough, a show that had its world premiere at The Armory in 2009 and became one of the company's biggest hits.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2020
 A four-opera saga that unfolds over the course of a single week. Three weeklong cycles to be presented at Lyric in a thrilling new production that has earned rave reviews and attracted audience members from every corner of the planet. One magical lump of gold that leads to the end of one world and the beginning of another. In opera's most monumental undertaking, characters inspired by Norse mythology battle over power and love, violate sacred oaths, and make unimaginable sacrifices a?" all set to Richard Wagner's brilliant, glorious music. The word 'epic' is often overused, but it truly applies to the Olympian achievement that is The Ring of the Nibelung.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017
Angel Comedy is now the official UK home of The Second City, the world's premier school of improv whose illustrious alumni include Bill Murray, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Steve Carrell and Mike Myers.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018
In this one-woman variety show - Jordan Barr is the girl you bonded with once in a dirty nightclub bathroom. You know her. She loved your statement glitter sneakers. She told you to chase those dreams. She gave you the details of that family member your mum has been searching for since 1986. She wants you to feel important and empowered - but is just taking a little time figuring out how to do that.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
The Work Of Lauren Taslitz Will Be Featured in WOMEN OF THE WINGS VOLUME III: A Celebration of Female Musical Theatre Writers on Saturday, March 14th at 9:30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016
The Second City's irreverent and interactive seasonal satire, Twist Your Dickens returns to Goodman Theatre for its third year with new yuletide yuks and favorite faces. 'A satisfying twist on the traditional tale' (Time Out Chicago), Twist Your Dickens is written by former The Colbert Report writers Peter Gwinn and Bobby Mort and directed by and starring Second City Alum Ron West.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2018
No contests, no gimmicks just standup comedy the way it's meant to be: Live and uncensored. Jokesters Comedy Club in downtown Las Vegas features professional standup comedy seven nights a week overlooking The Fremont Street Experience and is currently in talks to expand their brand with more venues around the world along with the continuation of Jokesters TV.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017
Civilized, The Second City and the historic Montalban Theatre will present the first of a series of comedy events on September 28 and 29, with live shows featuring iconic material from The Second City archives, original sketches about modern cannabis culture, and The Second City's world-famous improvisation.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017
The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts announces over 20 newly booked events to accompany the already-announced 2017-18 season. Highlights include internationally-acclaimed stars of rock, comedy, dance, and even politics as well as Tony Award-nominated Broadway titles. Tickets for these shows are on sale now to Kimmel Center members and will be available to the general public on September 9. Membership starts at $75 and guarantees access to the best seats.  The below shows are in addition to the previously announced lineup including over 40 shows.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2018
Aretha Sills, daughter of The Second City's founding director Paul Sills, and granddaughter of Viola Spolin, known as the mother of improvisational theater, is launching a youth theater program in Studio City on September 15.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2019
Chicago's legendary sketch and improv comedy troupe The Second City makes its Majestic Theater debut on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 8:00 p.m. with a?oeThe Best of The Second City.a??
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2018
Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, opens its 2018/19 season with Qui Nguyen's Vietgone, directed by Lavina Jadhwani, featuring original music and music direction by Gabriel Ruiz and choreography by Tommy Rapley. Vietgone runs August 15 - September 23, 2018 in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The Press Opening is Wednesday, August 22 at 7:30 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2018
Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, opens its 2018/19 season with Qui Nguyen's Vietgone, directed by Lavina Jadhwani, featuring original music and music direction by Gabriel Ruiz and choreography by Tommy Rapley. Vietgone runs August 15 - September 23, 2018 in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The Press Opening is Today, August 22 at 7:30 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2018
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that stage and screen star Barbara Harris has passed away after a battle with lung cancer, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. She was 83 years old.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2018
Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, opens its 2018/19 season with Qui Nguyen's Vietgone, directed by Lavina Jadhwani, featuring original music and music direction by Gabriel Ruiz and choreography by Tommy Rapley. Vietgone runs August 15 - September 23, 2018 in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The Press Opening is Today, August 22 at 7:30 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017
The Second City, Chicago's legendary sketch and improv comedy theater, returns to The Cape Playhouse for a special fall engagement with a new show, The Best of The Second City. This must-see show features the best sketches and songs from The Second City's 55-year history made famous by superstars like Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray and more-- as well as their trademark improvisation. Come see where it all began during this special 5- performance engagement, playing September 5-9.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2018
Late Nite Catechism, written by Vicki Quade and Maripat Donovan, made its debut May 28th, 1993 at the Live Bait Theatre in Chicago, Illinois and since then has grossed over $100 million in box office receipts. It has been presented in over 400 cities around the world, has played 6 countries with over 3.5 million people in attendance. The show has raised over $4 million for retired Sisters and Catholic Organizations. Late Night Catechism returns to the State Theatre for ONE NIGHT ONLY on Friday, May 4.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017
Tulip Time??????? Festival (www.tuliptime.com) is pleased to announce the return of The Second City to Tulip Time on Saturday, May 13 at 8p.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2019
Chicago's legendary sketch and improv comedy theater returns to Long Wharf Theatre, 222 Sargent Drive, New Haven, CT, April 11-13, all performances at 8 PM, with The Best of The Second City. This must-see show features the best sketches and songs from The Second City's history made famous by superstars like Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray and more--as well as their trademark improvisation. Come see where it all began during this special 3 night engagement.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2018
Phoenix Theatre announces the final additions to the incredible lineup for the 2018 / 2019 season!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017
On May 12, Chicago's legendary sketch and improv comedy theater returns to South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange, NJ at 8 p.m. with "We're All In This Room Together." Full of the live and in-your-face entertainment Netflix can't provide, this must-attend show features improvised comedy, audience interaction, and of-the-moment sketches and songs from The Second City made famous by superstars like Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray and more. Never the same show twice, join us in the "Room" where it happens during this special one-night engagement.