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Luna Velez Named Celebrity Ambassador at 2017 Cantor Fitzgerald Charity Day
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Star of stage and screen, Luna Lauren Velez will join the traders at Cantor Fitzgerald on Charity Day, September 11, 2017, as a celebrity ambassador representing Samaritan Daytop Foundation, which supports the life-saving efforts of Samaritan Daytop Village - the New York City-based charity that offers a rich array of programs including treatment for substance abuse, innovative services for veterans, and programs for homeless individuals, women and children, seniors and families. (more...)

EVENING AT THE TALK HOUSE to Open A Red Orchid Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

A Red Orchid Theatre opens its 2017-2018 Season with Wallace Shawn's Evening at the Talk House, directed by Ensemble Member Shade Murray. (more...)

BIG RIVER: THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN Floating to Theatre at the Center This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Actors James Romney in the role of Huck and Jonathan Butler-Duplessis in the role of Jim lead the cast of Theatre at the Center's Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. The musical begins previews Sept. 14 with opening night on September 17 for a run that continues through Oct. 15.   (more...)

WildClaw Theatre's NIGHT IN ALACHUA COUNTY Opens Friday
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2017

WildClaw Theatre Company proudly presents the world premiere production of NIGHT IN ALACHUA COUNTY opening September 8th and running through October 7th at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. (more...)

Photo Flash: BIG RIVER: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Opens at Theatre at the Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn opened to a packed house at Theatre at the Center on Sunday night. Audience members leapt to their feet at the end of the performance of the now Jeff-Recommended production. Actors James Romney in the role of Huck and Jonathan Butler-Duplessis in the role of Jim lead the cast in the musical that continues through October 15. (more...)

Scott Alan, Santino Fontana, Lea DeLaria and More Set for Birdland This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its October 2017 lineup, featuring Ron Carter's Great Big Band, Quartet and Golden Striker Trio, Lea DeLaria with Special Guests, Miss Coco Peru, Frank Perowsky Jazz Orchestra, Santino Fontana, Kurt Elling, Rolando Morales-Matos, Veronica Swift, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

CALLE ALLENDE by Anatar Marmol-Gagne Comes to Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry, 9/23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry will present Calle Allende, a new production created and directed by UConn Puppet Arts alumna Anatar Marmol-Gagn '17, featuring UConn School of Fine Arts students Katayoun Amir-Aslani '18, Darren Lee Brown '17 and Noel Williams '19, on Saturday, September 23 at 8:00 p.m. in the Ballard Institute Theater located at 1 Royce Circle in Storrs Center. (more...)

The Factory Theater Sets 25th Anniversary Season, Welcomes New Artistic Directors
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

The Factory Theater has announced its 25th anniversary season of world premieres and its third season at its Rogers Parkhome: Mike Ooi's Captain Steve's Caring Kingdom, October 27 December 9, Carrie J. Sullivan's The Next Big Thing, March 9 April 21, 2018 and Jill Oliver's Lametown and the Adventures of Spirit Force Five, June 29 August 11, 2018. (more...)

Creative Team Announced for THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the creative team for the next show of the Globe's 2017-2018 Season, acclaimed actor and playwright James Lecesne's tour-de-force one-man show, The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey. (more...)

WildClaw Theatre Stages World Premiere Horror Play NIGHT IN ALACHUA COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

WildClaw Theatre Company proudly presents the world premiere production of NIGHT IN ALACHUA COUNTY running through October 7th at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. WildClaw, Chicago's only horror theater, continues their 2017 season with a disturbing new work by Chicago playwright Jennifer Rumberger. After staying away for 17 years, Violet returns home to a back-woods part of Florida to face the mother and sister she left behind, and the disturbing secrets they share and also some necromancy and an eyeless demon creature. Tickets are on sale now at www.wildclawtheatre.com. Tickets are $30 General Admission & $20 for students & industry professionals. (more...)

Cast and Creative Team Announced for THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the creative team for the next show of the Globe's 2017 2018 Season, acclaimed actor and playwright James Lecesne's tour-de-force one-man show, The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey. This thoroughly entertaining new play is directed by Tony Speciale and will run September 30 October 29, 2017 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Previews run September 30 October 4, with opening night on Thursday, October 5 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets start at $30 and are now on sale. (more...)

Windy City Playhouse to Debut Immersive Production SOUTHERN GOTHIC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Windy City Playhouse announces an expansion in programming with a world-premiere immersive theatrical production, 'Southern Gothic,' premiering February 7, 2018 and running through April 1, 2018 as a stand-alone production following the 2017 season. (more...)

James Lecesne to Return to Wellfleet in THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

Acclaimed by audiences and critics alike last summer, James Lecesne returns for a limited run of The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, July 13-15, 2017 at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater. Written and performed by Lecesne, the one man play runs at 8:00 p.m. for three performances only. (more...)

STRANGEST THINGS! and THE WIZ Lead 2017 Chicago Theatre Award Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Today, The Hawk Chicago announced nominations for the inaugural Chicago Theatre Awards, a contest in which all winners are chosen entirely by audience vote. The first round, which invited write-in submissions, ended June 23rd. The official nominees were decided by almost 1,600 voters. (more...)

C Spire gears up for Tropical Storm Cindy; offers consumers and businesses reminders and tips on how to weather expected heavy rains and gusty winds
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

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The Center to Welcome Misty Copeland
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The Center will present Misty Copeland on  Thursday July 20th 2017 as part of the THINKING FORWARD LECTURE SERIES with the Eastern Long Island NAACP "Straight Talk Real People" partnering with Guild Hall in their John Drew Theater, 158 Main Street, East Hampton. (more...)

TREVOR the Musical Gearing Up for World Premiere at Chicago's Writers Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

As previously announced, Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, opens its 2017/18 season with the World Premiere of TREVOR the musical. (more...)

Lifeline Theatre to Premiere Stage Adaptation of Novel SYLVESTER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Lifeline Theatre presents Sylvester, adapted by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Christina Calvit (five-time Jeff Award winner) and directed by Lifeline Theatre Artistic Director Dorothy Milne (Jeff Award and After Dark Award winner), based on the novel Sylvester: or the Wicked Uncle by Georgette Heyer (licensed by arrangement with Heron Enterprises Ltd.). (more...)

Steppenwolf Sets Casting for THE REMBRANDT and THE CRUCIBLE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announces complete casting for the first two shows of its 2017/18 season: The Rembrandt by Jessica Dickey, directed by Hallie Gordon and Steppenwolf for Young Adults' production of The Crucible by Arthur Miller, directed by Jonathan Berry. (more...)

LELA & CO Extends Into September at Steep Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

With most of the original run sold out, Steep Theatre's production of Lela & Co. has been extended through Saturday, September 2. (more...)

Kumu Kahua Theatre and The ARTS Share Director
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

"After sixteen years as an artist-run, nonprofit community arts center and incubator for over a dozen performance and visual arts groups, the ARTS at Marks Garage will be undergoing an organizational transformation in order stabilize its financial outlook." Says Board of Directors President Noelle Kahanu. (more...)

The Weather Channel's Bryan Norcross Revists Hurricane Andrew
by TV News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

The Weather Channel's acclaimed meteorologist Bryan Norcross revisits Hurricane Andrew, the most volatile hurricane in South Florida's history, in his new book, My Hurricane Andrew Story. (more...)

GLENWOOD AVENUE ARTS FEST Opens 8/18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

The Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest (GAAF) is a free weekend-long event, drawing approximately 15,000 visitors, celebrating its 16th year. The Fest includes a street art fair with over 150 artist-vendors, and live entertainment on three outdoor stages featuring over 30 acts. Experience art, theater, music, as well as food and drink, on the brick-laid streets of the Glenwood Avenue Arts District in Chicago's historic Rogers Park neighborhood. For more information visit www.GlenwoodAve.org. (more...)

KSIX Completes Much Anticipated Agreement with True Wireless
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

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Seether's 5th Annual 'Rise Above Festival' To Pay Tribute To Chester Bennington And Chris Cornell
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Seether's 5th Annual Rise Above Fest, the largest suicide awareness event in the world, which will be held this Saturday, July 22nd and Sunday, July 23rd at Darling's Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor, Maine will feature performers including Korn, Shinedown, Stone Sour, Skillet, Halestorm, Falling in Reverse, and more. (more...)

50 Sing for Hope Pianos Will Be Permanently Placed in New York City Schools
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Sing for Hope today announced the 50 New York City public schools across the five boroughs chosen to receive Sing for Hope Pianos this fall. The placement of Sing for Hope Pianos in schools is in partnership with the New York City Department of Education and benefits an estimated 15,000 school children. The delivery, maintenance, and associated programming for each piano is estimated to cost $100,000 and the program has not yet been fully funded. (more...)

Windward Life Care Acquires Lifeline Care at Home
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

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FORTRUST Awarded Contract by Symbia Logistics
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

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Fierce Announces Full Programme of Art, Theatre, Dance, Music & More for 2017 Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Today, international festival of performance Fierce announced the full programme of live art, theatre, dance, music, installations, activism, and parties taking over Birmingham from 16 - 22 October 2017. (more...)

16th Street Theatre's 10th Anniversary Season Continues with Minita Gandhi's MUTHALAND
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

16th Street Theater's 10th Anniversary Season continues with the premiere of Minita Gandhi's MUTHALAND directed by HEIDI STILLMAN, August 31 - October 7, 2017 at North Berwyn Park District's 16th Street Theater, 6420 16th Street in Berwyn, with Press Opening on Thursday, September 7 @ 7:30 PM.  Link to press photos here https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9HDkygjZoH9c1h5Q2lPbGJXM28 (more...)

Adam Lambert Headlines Project Angel Food's 27th Annual Angel Awards With George Michael Tribute
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Project Angel Food is excited to host the 27th annual Angel Awards Gala at 6:00pm on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 922 Vine Street, Los Angeles, CA 90038. This year's event holds a special significance, as it will posthumously honor the legendary performer George Michael, a dedicated friend, volunteer and supporter of the organization and to date, its largest individual donor. (more...)

Steep Theatre Announces Seventeenth Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Steep Theatre Company is thrilled to announce the programming for its upcoming 17th season, which continues the company's tradition of presenting bold plays from today's most exciting playwrights, brought to life by fearlessly honest ensembles and visionary directors. (more...)

Lifeline Theatre presents SYLVESTER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

LifelineTheatre presents Sylvester, adapted by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Christina Calvit (five-time Jeff Award winner) and directed by Lifeline Theatre Artistic Director Dorothy Milne (Jeff Award and After Dark Award winner), based on the novel Sylvester: or the Wicked Uncle by Georgette Heyer (licensed by arrangement with Heron Enterprises Ltd.). Sylvester, Duke of Salford, was born with wealth and good looks, but a life of privilege has rendered him unfeeling towards others. Phoebe Marlow was graced with a sparkling wit and independent spirit, but languishes under the thumb of her domineering stepmother. When this mismatched couple is thrust together by their meddling families, both rebel and their tidy little worlds spin into chaos. Midnight flights, desperate sea voyages, and scathing society hijinks ensue as these unlikely lovers labor to avoid their fate. Grab the reins and charge headlong into a topsy-turvy tale of madcap romance in this world premiere comedy based on the 1957 novel by Georgette Heyer. The production runs approximately two hours with one intermission. The novel will be on sale in the lobby. (more...)

Cast and Creative Team Announced for the Chicago Premiere of Tarell Alvin McCraney's CHOIR BOY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Raven Theatre Company's 35th anniversary season will begin in September with the Chicago premiere of Choir Boy by recent Academy Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney who, together with writer-director Barry Jenkins, won the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar for the Academy's Best Picture winner, Moonlight.   (more...)

BWW Interview: Rick Dildine, Christopher Ashley, Blake Robison, Jim Petosa, And Anne Hamburger - Can Theatre Turn Humanity Into Heroes? Five Artistic Directors Tell All
by Amy Oestreicher - Aug 5, 2017

An exclusive interview with Artistic Directors Rick Dildine, Christopher Ashley, Blake Robison, Jim Petosa, and Anne Hamburger for their insights on theatre's role in society today. (more...)

CNBC Announces Fall Lineup Featuring New & Returning Series & Expanded Development Slate
by TV News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

CNBC Primetime continues to attract a younger and more affluent audience with a stable of shows that embrace business and the entrepreneurial spirit. CNBC had its most-watched July ever among Adults 18-49 and 18-34 in primetime (more...)

Freidrich Rushes 200 A/C Units to Aid Aransas County Emergency...
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

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FORTRUST Partners with Megaport to Provide Seamless Connectivity to Hyperscale Cloud Providers
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

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Acclaimed Songwriter Scott Alan Returns To Birdland In October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is pleased to welcome back acclaimed songwriter Scott Alan in "Home Again," a very special concert on Monday, October 2nd at 7pm. (more...)

Northlight Theatre Opens its 2017-2018 Season with THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the Chicago Premiere of The Legend of Georgia McBride, written by Matthew Lopez, directed by Lauren Shouse. The Legend of Georgia McBride runs September 14-October 22at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. The press performance is Friday, September 22 at 8:00pm. (more...)

Trevor Project Responds to Trump Tweet Banning Transgender Servicemembers: Wrong and Unpatriotic
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2017

The Trevor Project, the nation's largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ youth, responds to President Trump's ban on transgender individuals serving in the military. The following statement is from Trevor Project CEO and Executive Director Amit Paley. (more...)

League of Chicago Theatres' 2017-18 Theatre Thursdays Lineup Features One World Premiere Per Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2017

The League of Chicago Theatres announces the Theatre Thursday event line-up for the 2017-2018 Chicago theatre season, featuring one World Premiere per month. The Theatre Thursday events include works created and performed by a diverse range of playwrights and artists at theatres located in nine Chicago neighborhoods. (more...)

Adam Lambert & More Attend Project Angel Food's 27th Annual Angel Awards
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Project Angel Food hosted its 27th annual Angel Awards Gala at on Saturday, August 19, 2017, honoring the late George Michael, at the organization's Hollywood headquarters, turning the parking lot and adjacent street into a world class wonderland for the 470 supporters, celebrities and media members in attendance. (more...)

Formation of Blank Theatre Company Announced; Cabaret Fundraiser Set for 9/25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Dustin Rothbart and Danny Kapinos, Co-Artistic Directors, are excited to announce the formation of BLANK THEATRE COMPANY. Blank Theatre Company aims to present our audiences with work that is both timely & timeless. (more...)

ARNIE THE DOUGHNUT Comes to Lifeline Theatre KidSeries
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Lifeline Theatre's KidSeries presents Arnie The Doughnut, a family musical based on the popular children's book by Laurie Keller, with script by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Frances Limoncelli (three-time Non-Equity Jeff Award winner), music and lyrics by George Howe (two-time Non-Equity Jeff Award winner), and directed by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Elise Kauzlaric (two-time Non-Equity Jeff nominee). Arnie, a loveable chocolate-frosted, rainbow-sprinkled doughnut, is the happiest pastry in the bakery when he's chosen to be taken home by a new owner. But when mild-mannered Mr. Bing tries to eat the unsuspecting Arnie, both are in for the surprise of their lives. Man and doughnut are drawn into a sugar-fueled existential crisis as they work to redefine their relationship while trying to outwit the meddlesome President of the Cozy Confines Condo Community. Join Arnie on a zany quest to prove that he's more than just delicious - and that friends come in all shapes and sizes - in this hit musical adaptation of the 2003 book that kicked off the beloved series by Laurie Keller. This production is recommended for children ages five and up (children under two not permitted), and runs approximately one hour with no intermission.  (more...)

THE CRUCIBLE to Get at the Truth as Steppenwolf for Young Adults' Season Opener
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Kicking off the 2017-2018 Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) season is Arthur Miller's The Crucible, directed by Jonathan Berry. Steppenwolf Education presents this American classic as part of the SYA season which asks, "When does a lie become the truth?" (more...)

LELA & CO Extends Again at Steep Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

This summer's runaway hit is Steep Theatre's Lela & Co. This powerful U.S. premiere will run through September 16. Steep is adding eight new chances to hear Lela's passionately told story of resilience and hope in the face of overwhelming adversity, featuring Cruz Gonzalez-Cadel and Chris Chmelik, whose performances have been described as 'stunning,' 'fantastic,' and 'extraordinary empathetic.' (more...)

Lifeline Theatre KidSeries Presents Hit Musical Adaptation of ARNIE THE DOUGHNUT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Lifeline Theatre's KidSeries presents Arnie The Doughnut, a family musical based on the popular children's book by Laurie Keller. (more...)

Photo Flash: One-Man Multi-Character Murder Mystery THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Comes to B Street
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2017

Phoebe's life in Neptune, New Jersey is unremarkable until a confident 14 year-old orphan named Leonard Pelkey joins her family. In fact, his impact is bigger than the family, he brightens the community. That is, until he goes missing. (more...)

Chester Bennington's Life & Legacy Celebrated With Private Service Fan Memorials Worldwide
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

This past weekend, family and close friends celebrated the life of LINKIN PARK singer Chester Bennington at a private service in Los Angeles, while fans worldwide organized over 300 band-endorsed memorials to pay homage to his legacy. (more...)

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