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BWW Review: Theatre TCU's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Showcases Wealth of Student Talent
by Audrey Morabito - Nov 30, 2017

For the Fall 2017 semester, Theatre TCU produced a studio season made up of three successful productions. These included Tom Kellogg in B Flat, an original play written by Theatre TCU faculty Member T.J. Walsh, Sylvia by A.R. Gurney, and finally, the renowned classic Fiddler On the Roof (Book by Joseph Stein, Music by Jerry Bock, Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick) as the closing show of the semester. It is worth noting that Theatre TCU completely sold out all seven performances for Fiddler On the Roof within a matter of minutes, and when I attended the production it was clear why as soon as the opening number Tradition began. Theatre TCU has proven time and again that they are capable of producing professional, technically thorough productions bursting with youthful student talent. (more...)

James Lecesne in EXTRAORDINARY MEASURES, Reading Series Coming Up This December at Abingdon Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2017

This December, Abingdon Theatre Company continues its 25th Anniversary Season with two very special events. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Obie-Winning YOU GOT OLDER to Make Chicago Debut at Steppenwolf This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere production of the Obie Award-winning play You Got Older, written by Clare Barron and directed by Jonathan Berry. (more...)

BWW Review: NEVERWHERE Presented By THE KNOW THEATRE OF CINCINNATI Adds Unusual Twist
by Laura A. Hobson - Nov 28, 2017

Fall into the underworld of London where young businessman Richard Mayhew, played adroitly by Rory Sheridan in a debut role, finds himself after trying to save a young bleeding woman named Door in The Know Theatre's recent production of NEVERWHERE, a play by Neil Gaiman adapted by Robert Kauzlaric. (more...)

Broadway's Shoshana Bean to Perform at TrevorLIVE Gala in L.A.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2017

Grammy-nominated alternative rock band Garbage and Broadway star Shoshana Bean are set to perform at The Trevor Project's TrevorLIVE gala on Dec. 3 at The Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. Neon Trees will perform a full concert at the official after-party. (more...)

Rashad Jennings, Amber Tamblyn, Hari Nef And Chris Gethard Join The Cast Of Right Before I Go Benefit for Suicide Awareness
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2017

Producers announced today that NFL running back and ABC's Dancing with the Stars winner Rashad Jennings, Amber Tamblyn, Hari Nef and Chris Gethard will join the cast of the New York City premiere of Stan Zimmerman's Right Before I Go. Directed by Michael Wilson, Right Before I Go. will be performed as a one-night-only benefit on Monday, December 4, 2017 at Town Hall (123 W 43rd Street). A student panel / talkback will take place at 6:30 PM followed by the 8:00 PM performance. A VIP post-show cocktail reception will take place immediately after the performance for anyone who purchased a VIP level ticket. Proceeds from the evening will benefit prominent suicide awareness and prevention charities, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (afsp.org) and JED Foundation (JEDFoundation.org). Additional casting will be announced shortly. (more...)

Lifeline Theatre Announces 21st Annual FILLET OF SOLO Storytelling Festival
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2017

Lifeline Theatre Artistic Director Dorothy Milne and former Live Bait Theater Artistic Director Sharon Evans are pleased to announce the 21st Annual Fillet of Solo Festival, running January 12 28, 2018. Celebrating the breadth of Chicago's enduring storytelling and live lit scene, Lifeline brings 12 storytelling collectives and seven solo performers together for a three-week, multi-venue selection of powerful personal stories. (more...)

Green Giant' Sets GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS Title for Largest Serving of Green Bean Casserole
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2017

NEW YORK, Nov. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ This morning,Green Giant set the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the Largest serving of green bean casserole at Stella 34 Trattoria, the modern Italian trattoria located inside Macy's Herald Square. The 637 pound serving of the popular Thanksgiving side dish will be shared with nearly 2,000 older New Yorkers through Citymeals on Wheels, a local non-profit which prepares and delivers over 2 million weekend, holiday and emergency meals each year for the city's homebound elderly. (more...)

Judith Light, Vanessa Williams and More Join RIGHT BEFORE I GO. Benefit for Suicide Awareness
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017

Producers announced today that two-time Emmy and Tony Award-winner Judith Light, multiple Grammy, Tony and Emmy Award nominee Vanessa Williams, stage and screen star Lois Smith, and Wilson Bethel will join the cast of the New York City premiere of Stan Zimmerman's Right Before I Go. (more...)

Consumer, Rural And Native American Voices Speak Out Against FCC Chair's Plan To 'Effectively Destroy' Lifeline Program For Poor
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2017

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Standard Bank Ensures that National Arts Festival Moves Forward
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2017

Standard Bank has renewed their sponsorship of the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, one of the country's longest and highest profile sponsorship investments, for a further three years. Standard Bank's partnership with the iconic event will run until the end of 2020. (more...)

Lifeline Theatre KidSeries Presents MONTAUCIEL TAKES FLIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2017

Lifeline Theatre's KidSeries presents Montauciel Takes Flight, a world premiere family musical with book by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member James E. Grote, music and lyrics by Russell Coutinho, and directed by Aileen McGroddy. Montauciel's name may mean climb-to-the-sky, but for all her life the young ewe has been stuck on the ground. Then one day, her adventurous spirit carries her to the town of Annonay, where she teams up with the legendary Montgolfier brothers. Bringing her ingenuity and love of science to bear, Montauciel helps the two scientists invent the hot air balloon, and she soon finds herself captaining the first manned test flight, with a duck and a rooster as trusty co-pilots. Take a leap into the unknown and realize your full potential with this world premiere musical inspired by the story of the first living creatures to take to the skies in a human-made flying machine. This production is recommended for children ages five and up (children under two not permitted), and runs approximately one hour with no intermission. (more...)

Photo Flash: Greenhouse Theater Center Revives ROSE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2018

Following its hit production of MACHINAL, Greenhouse Theater Center is pleased to continue its 2017-18 season with the return of Laurence Leamer's critically acclaimed drama ROSE. Recently honored with a 2017 Equity Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Solo Performance, celebrated Chicago actress Linda Reiter reprises her role as matriarch Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy in this intimate piece directed by Steve Scott. ROSE will play January 12 March 11, 2018 at the Greenhouse Theater Center (Downstairs Main Stage), 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at greenhousetheater.org, in person at the box office or by calling (773) 404-7336. Season Flex passes are also available. The press opening isMonday, January 15, 2018 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Immersive SOUTHERN GOTHIC Invites Audience Into 1960s Cocktail Party
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2018

Windy City Playhouse announces an expansion in programming with a world-premiere immersive theatrical production, 'Southern Gothic,' premiering February 7, 2017 in an open-ended engagement. (more...)

YOU GOT OLDER, A Quirky Dark Comedy By Clare Barron Begins 1/25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2018

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere production of the Obie Award-winning play You Got Older, written by Clare Barron and directed by Jonathan Berry. This bawdy, irreverent and touching play features four ensemble members Glenn Davis (Mac), Audrey Francis (Hannah), Francis Guinan (Dad) and Caroline Neff (Mae), along with Emjoy Gavino (Jenny), David Lind (Matthew) and Gabriel Ruiz (Cowboy). (more...)

Chicago Theatre Week On Sale Tomorrow at 10 AM
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2018

Tickets for Chicago Theatre Week (#CTW18), an annual celebration of the rich tradition of theatre-going in Chicago, will go on sale Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 10:00am CST. All Theatre Week tickets are priced at $30, $15, or less, and ticket offer details will be listed on the Theatre Week website, www.ChicagoTheatreWeek.com, when tickets go on sale on January 9, 2018. (more...)

Photo Flash: Pegasus Theatre Opens Chicago's 31st Annual Young Playwrights Festival This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2018

Pegasus Theatre Chicago is proud to announce the authors and plays being presented at the 31st Young Playwrights Festival, Jan. 4 27, 2018 at Pegasus's resident home Chicago Dramatists, 773 N. Aberdeen. Each play is written by high school students and given a staged professional production. The winning productions are performed in tandem Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Previews are Thursday, Jan. 4 Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. each night. Press opening is Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $18 for students, $25 for seniors and $30 for general admission and are available at PegasusTheatreChicago.org or by phone at 866.811.4111. (more...)

FILLET OF SOLO FESTIVAL Opens Next Week!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2018

Lifeline Theatre Artistic Director Dorothy Milne and former Live Bait Theater Artistic Director Sharon Evans are pleased to announce the 21st Annual Fillet of Solo Festival, running January 12 28, 2018. Celebrating the breadth of Chicago's enduring storytelling and live lit scene, Lifeline brings 12 storytelling collectives and seven solo performers together for a three-week, multi-venue selection of powerful personal stories. (more...)

HOLD ME, I BEG YOU Comes to The Butterfly Club, 1/31
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2018

Have you ever wondered how different the world would be if we noticed that girl crying on the train, or that guy on the platform with the urge to jump? Would we hold them? Would we remind them it's going to be okay? Would we try to make a difference? (more...)

Barrel Of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Stories That Groove Leads March and April
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2018

Barrel of Monkeys is pleased to present THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Stories That Groove, the company's annual all-musical revue, directed Eunice Woods, with music direction by Jon Schneidman, playing Mondays at 8 pm from March 12 April 9, 2018 at the Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

BoHo Theatre Opens 2018 Season with CYRANO
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2018

BoHo Theatre opens its 2018 season with the Chicago premiere of CYRANO, adapted by Michael Hollinger and Aaron Posner, based on the play by Edmond Rostand, and directed by BoHo Artistic Affiliate Steve O'Connell. This sharp, lean, nine-person translation of the classic French love story keeps the poetry, but ditches the pretension to create a work full of energy, passion, and theatrical artistry. (more...)

Chicago Theatre Week Tickets Go On Sale January 9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2018

Tickets for Chicago Theatre Week (#CTW18), an annual celebration of the rich tradition of theatre-going in Chicago, will go on sale Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 10:00am CST. All Theatre Week tickets are priced at $30, $15, or less, and ticket offer details will be listed on the Theatre Week website, www.ChicagoTheatreWeek.com, when tickets go on sale on January 9, 2018. (more...)

Cast Announced for THE WOLVES at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2018

Game on! The Chicago premiere of Sarah DeLappe's The Wolves, a 'smart, hilarious, delightful meditation on society, sex and soccer' (The Village Voice), directed by Vanessa Stalling, launches Goodman Theatre's 2018 Owen Theatre season. A 2017 Pulitzer Prize finalist, The Wolves follows a suburban girls soccer team as they navigate life's big questions and wage their own tiny battles-with all the 'bark and bite' (Vulture.com) of a pack of adolescent warriors. Hailed as 'one of the year's best plays' (The New York Times), The Wolves is DeLappe's break-out play that recently concluded an off-Broadway run at Lincoln Center Theater. Stalling directs the Chicago premiere with an all-Chicago company. (more...)

WHAT SHE FOUND to Make World Premiere at Frigid New York Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2018

Megan Bandelt has announced that the world premiere of her latest work, what she found, will be presented at the 12th Annual FRIGID Festival. The festival will take place February 14th through March 4th 2018 at The Kraine and UNDER St. Marks Theaters on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Steppenwolf Theatre for the Chicago Premiere of YOU GOT OLDER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2018

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere production of the Obie Award-winning play You Got Older, written by Clare Barron and directed by Jonathan Berry. This bawdy, irreverent and touching play features four ensemble members Glenn Davis (Mac), Audrey Francis (Hannah), Francis Guinan (Dad) and Caroline Neff (Mae), along with Emjoy Gavino (Jenny), David Lind(Matthew) and Gabriel Ruiz (Cowboy). (more...)

Lifeline Theatre Artistic Director Dorothy Milne Steps Down
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2018

As Lifeline Theatre continues its 35th season, long-time Artistic Director Dorothy Milne has announced she will transition out of her leadership role during the coming year. I love my job and I won't be leaving Lifeline, Milne said. I will still be an active ensemble member and volunteer. But I'm over 60 years old and I look forward to spending more time away from a desk. (more...)

Out Now: Andrew Rayel MOMENTS REMIXES E.P. (inHarmony Music)
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2018

Sizzling. Decisive. All-encompassing. The music of Andrew Rayel has the power to ignite a fire within the hearts of trance music-lovers. As the newly minted label chief and head of A&R of inHarmony Music, Rayel is now able to find and showcase fresh new talent before now little known to the world. The MOMENTS REMIXES E.P. (inHarmony Music) is out now. (more...)

Kesha, Bruno Mars, Cardi B & More to Perform on 60TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2018

Music's Biggest Night just got bigger as the Recording Academy announces additional acts to perform on this year's 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards . (more...)

Scoop: Coming Up on HAWAII FIVE-O on CBS - Friday, January 12, 2018
by TV Scoop - Jan 10, 2018

Get all the scoop on Coming Up on HAWAII FIVE-O, airing on CBS on Friday, January 12, 2018! (more...)

Pegasus Theatre Chicago Announces 31st Annual Young Playwrights Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

Pegasus Theatre Chicago has announced the authors and plays being presented at the 31st Young Playwrights Festival, Jan. 4 27, 2018 at Pegasus's resident home Chicago Dramatists, 773 N. Aberdeen. (more...)

Mothers Who Make Supports Mothers Who Are Artists
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

Mothers Who Make, a grassroots national initiative that supports mothers who are artists, is set for a national takeover. The network has been supported by Arts Council England to develop hubs across the UK, commission new work and create a digital platform. Mothers Who Make are committed to creating spaces where every kind of maker is welcomed, and every kind of mother. For participants, access to these spaces provides a 'vital Lifeline' during a time when motherhood requires a renegotiation of their artistic practice. (more...)

Photo Flash: Michael Cerveris and More on the Red Carpet for RIGHT BEFORE I GO. Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2017

The one-night-only NYC premiere of Stan Zimmerman's Right Before I Go. took place on Monday, December 4, 2017 at Town Hall (123 W 43rd Street). Directed by Michael Wilson, Right Before I Go. featured a cast of 23, including Oscar, Emmy and Tony Award-winners raising awareness for suicide prevention. (more...)

Book Proves That Spirit of Fun, Adventure Knows No Age
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2017

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Michael Cerveris, Alice Ripley and More Join Tonight's RIGHT BEFORE I GO. Benefit for Suicide Awareness
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2017

The one-night-only NYC premiere of Stan Zimmerman's Right Before I Go. takes place tonight, Monday, December 4, 2017 at Town Hall (123 W 43rd Street). Directed by Michael Wilson, Right Before I Go. features a cast of 23, including Oscar, Emmy and Tony Award-winners raising awareness for suicide prevention. (more...)

Photo Flash: Kristin Chenoweth, Tom Ford, Shoshana Bean, Carol Burnett and More at 2017 TrevorLIVE Gala
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2017

Last night, The Trevor Project hosted its 2017 TrevorLIVE Los Angeles gala at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif., where it honored fashion designer, award-winning screenwriter, producer, and film director Tom Ford with the Hero Award, and Tony Award winning actress, singer and author Kristin Chenoweth with the Icon Award. The evening kicked off with special opening remarks from Lisa Kudrow and Kristin Davis, and featured performances by Grammy-nominated band Garbage, Broadway legend Shoshana Bean, and Neon Trees. BroadwayWorld has photos from the star-studded evening below! (more...)

Theatre Cares Vancouver Raises $28,000 for Charity
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2017

Theatre Cares Vancouver has raised $28,000 in support of local Aids organizations, AIDS Vancouver and Positive Living BC, in addition to The Actors Fund of Canada (AFC) which assists professional Canadian entertainers maintain their health, dignity, and ability to work, the Performing Arts Lodge which provides safe and affordable housing for people in the creative community, and the Stephen Lewis Foundation, an organization dedicated to the relief of the HIV/Aids pandemic in Africa. (more...)

Cast Announced for SEX WITH STRANGERS at Citadel
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2017

Citadel Theatre will continue its 2017-18 season with Laura Eason's SEX WITH STRANGERS, in its first area production since its 2009 and 2011 stagings at Steppenwolf Theatre. The play received its World Premiere as part of Steppenwolf's First Look Repertory of New Work in 2009 and was restaged as one of the company's regular season offerings in 2011. (more...)

Scoop: Coming Up on HAWAII FIVE-O on CBS - Friday, January 12, 2018
by TV Scoop - Dec 21, 2017

Get all the scoop on Coming Up on HAWAII FIVE-O, airing on CBS on Friday, January 12, 2018! (more...)

Elaine Carlson to Lead Cast of Promethean's THE MADWOMAN OF CHAILLOT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2017

Promethean Theatre Ensemble will continue its twelfth season with Jean Giraudoux's THE MADWOMAN OF CHAILLOT. First produced in 1945, Giraudoux's satiric comedy reveals a plot by a group of corrupt business executives to dig up the streets of Paris, so they can pump oil that they believe lies beneath. Their plot is challenged by the titular Madwoman, the eccentric Countess Aurelia, an idealist who resolves to fight back and rescue humanityfrom the scheming and corrupt developers with the help of her fellow outcasts and her fellow madwomen. (more...)

Pegasus Theatre Chicago Announces 31st Young Playwrights Festival
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2017

Pegasus Theatre Chicago is proud to announce the authors and plays being presented at the 31st Young Playwrights Festival, Jan. 4 27, 2018 at Pegasus's resident home Chicago Dramatists, 773 N. Aberdeen. Each play is written by high school students and given a staged professional production. The winning productions are performed in tandem Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Previews are Thursday, Jan. 4 Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. each night. Press opening is Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $18 for students, $25 for seniors and $30 for general admission and are available at PegasusTheatreChicago.org or by phone at 866.811.4111. (more...)

Andrew Rayel's 'Moments' Remixes EP Out Now on inHarmony Music
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

Sizzling. Decisive. All-encompassing. The music of Andrew Rayel has the power to ignite a fire within the hearts of trance music-lovers. (more...)

Now On Sale at Seattle Theatre Group: THE PUMP AND DUMP SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

The Pump and Dump Show is back by popular demand for its 6th nationwide tour: more hilarious, more raw, and more 'Parentally Incorrect' than ever. Get yourself out of the house, for once, and join comedians Shayna Ferm and Tracey Tee to laugh - hard - about all the things that usually make you cry. It's rough out there in the Momosphere - you've earned a night out! (more...)

THE CONDITION OF FEMME and THE VIEW UPSTAIRS Set for Circle Theatre's 32nd Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

Circle Theatre has announced its 32nd Season, which includes a timely world-premiere play and a vibrant, direct-from-New York, Chicago-premiere musical. (more...)

Immersive SOUTHERN GOTHIC Invites Audience Into 1960s Cocktail Party
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

Windy City Playhouse announces an expansion in programming with a world-premiere immersive theatrical production, Southern Gothic, premiering February 7, 2017 in an open-ended engagement. Written by Leslie Liautaud and directed by David H. Bell, Southern Gothic gives audiences the opportunity to be a fly on the wall at a cocktail party in Ashford, Georgia in the 1960s where four couples gather together to celebrate a birthday. (more...)

Lifeline Theatre Announces World Premiere Of ANNA KARENINA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

Lifeline Theatre presents the world premiere of Anna Karenina, adapted by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Jessica Wright Buha and directed by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Amanda Link, based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy. (more...)

Greenhouse Theater Center's Hit ROSE to Return This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

Following its hit production of MACHINAL, Greenhouse Theater Center will continue its 2017-18 season with the return of Laurence Leamer's critically acclaimed drama ROSE. (more...)

The House Theatre Of Chicago Announces All-New Production Of HATFIELD AND MCCOY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

The House Theatre of Chicago announces an all-new production of Hatfield & McCoy, written by The House's Company Member Shawn Pfautsch and directed by The House's Company Member Matt Hawkinsplaying at the Chopin Upstairs Theatre, 1543 W. Division St., January 19 - March 11, 2018. (more...)

The Kates to Come to FILLET OF SOLO Festival 2018
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

Chicago comedians Elizabeth Gomez Alexandra Tsarpalas and Amy Sumpter host the all female comedy showcase the kates at Lifeline Theatre for their 21st annual Fillet of Solo Festival on January 13th (Elizabeth Gomez) & 26th (Amy Sumpter) at 8:30pm and January 19th (Alexandra Tsarpalas) at 7pm (more...)

The New Colony to Premiere THE LIGHT This Winter at The Den Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

The New Colony will conclude its ninth season with the world premiere of Loy Webb's gripping romantic drama THE LIGHT, directed by Toma Langston, playing January 5 - February 4, 2018 at The New Colony's resident home, The Den Theatre. (more...)

Silk Road Rising presents PURE LAND
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

Silk Road Rising (Chief Programming Officer Jamil Khoury and Executive Director Malik Gillani) is proud to announce Pure Land, the second in a pairing of staged readings in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut Chicago. The staged readings will be held on February 3 and 4, 2018 at 4:00pm at Silk Road Rising located at 77 W. Washington St., Lower Level, Chicago, IL, 60602. (more...)

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