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Steppenwolf Theatre Company Kicks Off LookOut Series Fall 2016 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced today the fall lineup for LookOut, the company's multi-genre performance series that launched this summer. (more...)

Stir Friday Night 20th Anniversary Revue to Run 10/10-11/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2015

 The 20-year old Chicago comedy troupe, Stir Friday Night, brings their 20th sketch revue thru time!  On a day to get stress free at the Korean Spa, the Asian-American comedy crew discovers a time machine, instead of more bubbles in the hot tub.  Once their time traveling ensues, the hilarity follows, with scenes like Confucius writing for Buzzfeed, Jeremy Lin dreaming of the first Asian-American NBA player, and a future where robots run off of shame; this Stir Friday Night crew finds the funny! (more...)

Second City Invites You to Play with Them in Boulder
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

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." (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 26, 2015
by - Sep 26, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 26 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Jane Lynch Reschedules Upcoming Chicago Performance Dates
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2015

Lyric Opera will present acclaimed actress, comedian and singer Jane Lynch in her critically-praised cabaret show See Jane Sing during the 2015/16 season. Lynch is known to audiences around the world for her Emmy and Golden Globe winning role as Sue Sylvester on Glee and recently made her Broadway debut in the revival of Annie. (more...)

Lyric Opera of Chicago and The Second City Announce Cast for LONGER! LOUDER! WAGNER!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Lyric Opera of Chicago and The Second City are thrilled to announce the cast and creative team for their upcoming collaboration.  (more...)

The Second City Mourns the Loss of Comedic Legend Shelley Berman
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. (more...)

Lyric Opera of Chicago and The Second City Announce Cast for LONGER! LOUDER! WAGNER!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Lyric Opera of Chicago and The Second City are thrilled to announce the cast and creative team for their upcoming collaboration.  (more...)

Stir Friday Night 20th Anniversary Revue Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2015

 The 20-year old Chicago comedy troupe, Stir Friday Night, brings their 20th sketch revue thru time!  On a day to get stress free at the Korean Spa, the Asian-American comedy crew discovers a time machine, instead of more bubbles in the hot tub.  Once their time traveling ensues, the hilarity follows, with scenes like Confucius writing for Buzzfeed, Jeremy Lin dreaming of the first Asian-American NBA player, and a future where robots run off of shame; this Stir Friday Night crew finds the funny! (more...)

Ron West to Lead The Second City's TWIST YOUR DICKENS at the Goodman
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 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. (more...)

Stir Friday Night 20th Anniversary Revue to Run 10/10-11/7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

 The 20-year old Chicago comedy troupe, Stir Friday Night, brings their 20th sketch revue thru time!  On a day to get stress free at the Korean Spa, the Asian-American comedy crew discovers a time machine, instead of more bubbles in the hot tub.  Once their time traveling ensues, the hilarity follows, with scenes like Confucius writing for Buzzfeed, Jeremy Lin dreaming of the first Asian-American NBA player, and a future where robots run off of shame; this Stir Friday Night crew finds the funny! (more...)

Comedian Don Barnhart Begins Production on Vegas-Based Sitcom CLASS CLOWNS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Class Clowns is the new sitcom from comedian Don Barnhart currently shooting in and around Las Vegas. (more...)

Teen Improv Drop-In & Comedy Camps Set for The Second City Training Centre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2015

The Second City Training Centre Toronto is proud to introduce a new weekly Improv Drop-In for Teens, Comedy Camps for Grades 2 - 12, plus weekly shows at The John Candy Box Theatre on the third floor of 99 Blue Jays Way. (more...)

Angel Comedy Launches The Bill Murray Comedy Venue And Pub In Islington
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

On 15th November 2016, Angel Comedy proudly unveiled their new permanent home: The Bill Murray at 39 Queen's Head St, Islington, N1 8NQ. (more...)

Hollywould Productions at the Toronto Fringe Festival Presents GETTING ODD
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2016

What would it take for you to crack? Having run away from her public shaming three years ago Poppy (Holly Wyder) receives an unexpected visitor, a woman named Amy (Allison Harris), who just might have some unfinished business of her own. With only a rat named Mr. Bohemia to keep them company the two women are trapped in an abandoned cabin in the woods by an impending thunderstorm. Throughout this fast paced physical piece we find the real storm is happening underneath the roof. (more...)

The Second City Creates New 'Insights and Applied Improvisation' Division
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. (more...)

2016 TEDxBroadway Talks Now Available Online
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Today, the organizers of TEDxBroadway released videos of the talks and performances from the fifth annual event held February 22, 2016 at New World Stages in New York City. (more...)

THE BEST OF SECOND CITY Coming to Jim Rouse Theatre, 6/27
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

On Saturday, June 27, Chicago's legendary sketch and improv comedy theater returns to Jim Rouse Theatre, 5460 Trumpeter Road in Columbia, Maryland at 8:00 pm with 'The Best of The Second City.' (more...)

SISTER Returns to State Theatre This Saturday
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. (more...)

Recent Cutbacks' Dinosaur Parody HOLD ON TO YOUR BUTTS to Stomp Into Chicago
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. (more...)

BWW Review: New SECOND CITY Show is a Comedic Celebration of Toronto
by Jason Carlos - Mar 24, 2016

The Second City unveiled its latest collection of sketch comedy in its Spring Mainstage revue, THE HOTLINE ALWAYS BLINGS TWICE. Directed by Chris Earle, the show is a tribute to Toronto; with six hilarious comedians playing tribute to The 6ix in sketches based on current issues and events facing (more...)

Dr. Phillips Center Announces Additional 2017-18 Season Shows and Education
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. (more...)

NBCUniversal, Second City Showcase New Talent with BREAK OUT COMEDY FESTIVAL This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

The Second City and NBCUniversal are proud to announce the first annual NBCUniversal Second City Break Out Comedy Festival at UP Comedy Club (230 W. North, 3rd Floor of Piper's Alley) today, June 5, and tomorrow, June 6. (more...)

Free Workshops and Shows Set for June 20 at The Second City
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

The Second City Hollywood is having an open house on June 20th! (more...)

Hollywould Productions' GETTING ODD Begins Today at Toronto Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

What would it take for you to crack? Having run away from her public shaming three years ago Poppy (Holly Wyder) receives an unexpected visitor, a woman named Amy (Allison Harris), who just might have some unfinished business of her own. With only a rat named Mr. Bohemia to keep them company the two women are trapped in an abandoned cabin in the woods by an impending thunderstorm. Throughout this fast paced physical piece we find the real storm is happening underneath the roof. (more...)

The Revival Announces THE MISEDUCATION OF 55TH STREET
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. (more...)

THE BEST OF SECOND CITY Comes to Jim Rouse Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2015

Tonight, June 27, Chicago's legendary sketch and improv comedy theater returns to Jim Rouse Theatre, 5460 Trumpeter Road in Columbia, Maryland at 8:00 pm with 'The Best of The Second City.' (more...)

Don Barnhart's Las Vegas Comedy Institute to Present STANDUP SHOWCASE 19
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. (more...)

Free Workshops and Shows Set for Today at The Second City
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2015

The Second City Hollywood is having an open house on June 20th! (more...)

Comedian Don Barnhart Brings More Shows To Troops Overseas
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2016

Inspired by Bob Hope's legacy, award-winning comedian Don Barnhart will once again head overseas bringing laughter to the men and women serving in the Armed Forces. (more...)

VIDEO: Barbra Streisand Honored as 'Star Of The Decade' at 1970 Tony Awards
by Michael Dale - Jun 1, 2016

This year Barbra Streisand will appear on the Tony Award telecast for the first time since winning a special honor. (more...)

Jane Lynch to Bring Solo Show to Lyric Opera of Chicago in December
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Lyric Opera of Chicago will showcase acclaimed actress, singer, and comedian Jane Lynch in "See Jane Sing," her hilarious cabaret show, on Thursday, December, 17 and Friday, December 18 at 7:00pm and 9:30pm. (more...)

Steppenwolf Theatre Company Sets LookOut Series Fall 2016 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced today the fall lineup for LookOut, the company's multi-genre performance series that launched this summer. (more...)

Comedian Don Barnhart Makes New Sitcom CLASS CLOWNS a Reality
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2016

Class Clowns follows the misadventures of fictional comedian and former sitcom star Johnny B who starred in his own "Full House" pulls a "Kramer" takes a "Chappell" and comes back to star in his own "Seinfeld" type of web series/reality show. The show is created by Barnhart and co-written by Don and comedian Keith Lyle from The Hangover. The show stars the duo along with actress, model and comedian Linda Vu.  The show also features Vegas based comedians Derek Richards from The Irish Comedy Tour and Brent Mukai. (more...)

Comedian Don Barnhart Begins Production on Vegas-Based Sitcom CLASS CLOWNS
by TV News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Class Clowns is the new sitcom from comedian Don Barnhart currently shooting in and around Las Vegas. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Second City's LET THEM EAT CHAOS at Woolly Mammoth
by Heather Nadolny - Jul 13, 2015

Fans of improv, comedy and making fun of all the ridiculousness that is Washington, DC, rejoice. Second City is back in town, and their show is not to be missed. (more...)

Lyric Opera of Chicago & The Second City to Partner for LONGER! LOUDER! WAGNER! This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Lyric Opera of Chicago and The Second City have announced an all new collaboration with the fall premiere of Longer! Louder! Wagner!, an all new and hilarious comedy inspired by Ring composer Richard Wagner. (more...)

About Face Theatre Announces Appointment of Alana Parvey Zalas as Managing Director
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. (more...)

Second City Training Comes to London
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. (more...)

Deaf West's DJ Kurs, The Second City's Kelly Leonard & More Join TEDxBroadway Speakers Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Today, the organizers of the fifth annual TEDxBroadway announced additional speakers for the event being held on Monday, February 22, 2016 at New World Stages in New York City. (more...)

Alex Dinelaris, Charlie Rosen & More Round Out TEDxBroadway Speakers Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Today, the organizers of the fifth annual TEDxBroadway announced the final line up of speakers and performers who will be taking the stage on Monday, February 22, 2016 at New World Stages in New York City. (more...)

Second City Invites You to Play with Them in Boulder
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." (more...)

Second City Training Comes to London
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. (more...)

Ron West to Lead The Second City's TWIST YOUR DICKENS at the Goodman
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. (more...)

Civilized, The Second City and The Montalban Theatre Announce Partnership and September Dates of ALWAYS LEGAL TO LAUGH
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. (more...)

Kimmel Center Announces New Events for the 2017-18 Season
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. (more...)

Comedian Don Barnhart Brings More Shows To Troops Overseas
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Inspired by Bob Hope's legacy, award-winning comedian Don Barnhart will once again head overseas bringing laughter to the men and women serving in the Armed Forces. (more...)

The Second City Brings New Show to Cape Playhouse 9/5- 9 !
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. (more...)

The Second City Invites You To Play with Them in Holland
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. (more...)

South Orange Performing Arts Center Welcomes The Second City
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. (more...)

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