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O'Rourke Center for the Performing Arts ( Chicago, IL)
1145 W. Wilson
Chicago, IL

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Based on the play Front Porch in Flatbush by Julius J. Epstein and Philip G. Epstein

Sondheim. Signature’s Signature. Stephen Sondheim’s hidden gem Saturday Night (1953) is a Signature special concert event that will play for four performances only. Unproduced for almost 45 years, Saturday Night is the first musical Mr. Sondheim ever wrote. This romantic comedy surges with the composer’s unique musical voice and sophisticated lyrics. On the eve of the 1929 stock market crash, a group of Brooklyn boys despair their dateless Saturday nights. One of them dreams of Manhattan society life and hatches a get rich quick scheme which ultimately backfires. Features gems such as “Saturday Night,” “So Many People” and “What More Do I Need?”



Scoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 8/9 - 8/16 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Aug 9, 2017

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 8/9 - 8/16, airing on NBC (more...)

Palm Beach Dramaworks presents Shelley Keelor in New Cabaret Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Shelley Keelor, who received rave reviews for her performance as the Beggar Woman in Palm Beach Dramaworks' acclaimed production of Sweeney Todd, brings her popular show, Sentimental Journey, to the cabaret series at the Perlberg Studio Theatre from August 18 - 20. (more...)

HGTV Adds Second Night of Primetime Premieres to Saturday Night Programming
by TV News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

HGTV has officially added a second night of fresh fantasy programming on Saturday Nights. The net now offers two weekend nights of primetime premiere hours filled with islands, beaches and beautiful home renovations. (more...)

What Did We Do to Deserve Bill Murray? Comedy Legend Returns to GROUNDHOG DAY for Second Night in a Row
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Last night, legendary actor Bill Murray made a trip back to Punxsutawney as he attended Groundhog Day on Broadway for the first time. Murray starred as Phil Connors in the 1993 film which the musical is based on. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, Opening Tonight at Ivoryton Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Put on your 'Boogie Shoes' for Saturday Night Fever, one of the most loved dance stories of all time is opening up at the Ivoryton Playhouse tonight, August 9th. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Review: In SO LONG BOULDER CITY, Jimmy Fowlie Hysterically Presents the Background Story of LA LA LAND'S Mia Dolan
by Shari Barrett - Aug 19, 2017

From the award-winning Celebration Theatre, producers Nathan Frizzell and Tom DeTrinis, whose hilariously twisted minds brought you Go-Goy Boy Interrupted, comes the hilarious solo show SO LONG BOULDER CITY, a satire of the almost-Best Picture winner LA LA LAND. Its genesis began when co-writer/star Jimmy Fowlie and co-writer/director Jordan Black watched the movie and couldn't help but ask themselves what exactly about Mia's poorly-produced, designed and attended one-woman show in the movie was supposed to have launched her highly successful career? And since there was no definite answer to be found, the two created their own hysterical spin on the glorious mystery. (more...)

Rapp and Folsom Bring The Fully Immersive Lenny Bruce Experience to The Fort Worth Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Producers Bren Rapp and Joey Folsom are going to give 2017 Fort Worth Fringe audiences their money's worth as anchor of the 2nd annual festival on its Friday and Saturday Nights at The Scott Theater with their production of Sam Bobrick and Julie Stein's Lenny Bruce is Back. (more...)

Ellen's Stardust Diner Showcase, Anna Nalick, Tony Clifton and More Coming Up at The Iridium
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

The Iridium has revealed four just-announced shows, plus its upcoming lineup. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Scoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 8/18 - 8/25 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Aug 18, 2017

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 8/18 - 8/25, airing on NBC (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at HELLO, DOLLY! at Mac-Haydn Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

The Mac-Haydn Theatre (MHT), concludes its 2017 season with the 1964 Tony Award Winner for Best Musical and the 2017 Tony Award Winner of Best Revival of a Musical in Hello, Dolly! The Jerry Herman classic was last seen on the MHT stage in 2009. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Andy Karl Receives GROUNDHOG DAY Portrait at Tony's Di Napoli!
by Jennifer Broski - Aug 18, 2017

The Andy Karl and Groundhog Day portrait is the newest addition to Tony Di Napoli prestigious Broadway Wall of Fame. BroadwayWorld was on hand when the portrait was unveiled and you can check out photos from the special occasion below! (more...)

VIDEO: Tina Fey Returns to Weekend Update to Respond to Trump, Charlottesville & More
by TV News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

On last night's Saturday Night LIVE: WEEKEND UPDATE, Tina Fey returned to the news desk to react to the events of Charlottesville and offer a plan for how to deal with future Alt-Right protests. (more...)

VIDEO: Little Big Town Perform New Single 'When Someone Stops Loving You' on LATE NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

On last night's LATE NIGHT, music guest Little Big Town performed their new single 'When Someone Stops Loving You' off their chart-topping album 'The Breaker.' (more...)

New Art Book COLA 20 Celebrates Twenty Years of Artistic Achievement
by Ellen Dostal - Aug 17, 2017

The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs celebrates the release of its gorgeous new hardbound art book, COLA 20, this Saturday Night (August 19) with the help of Daedelus and friends at LA's downtown Grand Performances. The one-night-only community event is part of Grand Performances' free outdoor summer concert series on the California Plaza and will feature music by Deejay Daedelus and guests Sara Gazarek, Baths, Natasha Agrama, Mousey McGlynn, MariGo and more, reinventing electronic music live. But the real star of the show is LA's flourishing art scene, captured in the pages of COLA 20.   (more...)

Verge Theater Announces 2017-2018 Season Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Every August we at Verge Theater regroup, after our 11 month Season, and contemplate existence, our place in the world, and of course the next season. So, after much thought, here is our 2017-2018 season lineup. Go to vergetheater.com for more info on shows, classes, and ways to get involved! (more...)

Adelphi University Performing Arts Center Announces 10th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (PAC) is marking its 10th anniversary season featuring the concert version of the beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning RENT by Adelphi graduate Jonathan Larson; multiple Grammy winner Bruce Hornsby; powerhouse Broadway singer and Hamilton star Mandy Gonzalez; star of stage and screen Lucie Arnaz and much more. Tickets are now on sale at the box office or online at pac.adelphi.edu. (more...)

1070 Dedicated to Slain Civil Rights Activist Heather Heyer
by Jeanmarie Simpson - Aug 17, 2017

Arizona-based playwright and theater producer James E. Garcia will dedicate this weekend's performances of '1070 (We Were Strangers Once, Too)' to the memory of Heather Heyer, the young civil rights activist killed in Charlottesville. (more...)

VIDEO: Florida Georgia Line Performs 'Smooth' on LATE NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

On last night's LATE NIGHT, music guest Florida Georgia Line performed 'Smooth' off their new album 'Dig Your Roots.' Watch the appearance below! (more...)

Three New Shows Just Added to King Center Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Space Coast Ballet Company's The Nutcracker, The New York Bee Gees, and Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons have just  been added to the King Center lineup! (more...)

BWW Interview: Coming Together to Bring Change, Panel Discusses NEWSIES
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Aug 17, 2017

"Newsies is a hit wherever you take it; it had a highly successful Broadway run and national tour and now in these first regional productions, it is the kind of show that brings people from all over to see it again and again. It reaches so many people with its great music and dance and inspiring story. It's a brilliant piece of theatre, and I am honored to be a part of it." (more...)

PHIT Comedy Seeks Submissions for 2017 Black Friday Comedy Marathon
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

For the fourth consecutive year, the Philly Improv Theater (PHIT Comedy) will be the site for a 40-hour comedy marathon. (more...)

1070 Performances Dedicated to Memory of Charlottesville Victim Heather Heyer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Arizona-based playwright and theater producer James E. Garcia will dedicate this weekend's performances of '1070 (We Were Strangers Once, Too)' to the memory of Heather Heyer, the young civil rights activist killed in Charlottesville. (more...)

North Coast Brings Hip-Hop Improv Musical to The Connelly Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

ANYBODY: An Improvised Historical Hip-Hopera, created by the critically-acclaimed improv group, North Coast, will play at the Connelly Theater in the East Village starting on September 20. The fully improvised hip-hop musical is directed by Jody Shelton (Baby Wants Candy) and will run for five performances through Saturday, September 23. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 8/8/2017 - 8/15/2017
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Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 8/8/2017 - 8/15/2017. (more...)

Listen: Playwright Suzan-Lori Parks Launches Season 2 of AMERICAN MASTERS PODCAST
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Today, THIRTEEN's American Masters series launched Season 2 of the American Masters Podcast with new guest host Anna Drezen, Emmy-nominated Saturday Night Live (SNL) writer, comedian and author (How to Win at Feminism, How May We Hate You?, Reductress) on the American Masters website, iTunes, Soundcloud and Stitcher. (more...)

SNL Writer Anna Drezen Guest Hosts AMERICAN MASTERS PODCAST S2 Launching Today
by TV News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Today, THIRTEEN's American Masters series launched Season 2 of the American Masters Podcast with new guest host Anna Drezen, Emmy-nominated Saturday Night Live (SNL) writer, comedian and author (How to Win at Feminism, How May We Hate You?, (more...)

The BoDeans to Perform at White Eagle Hall Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

The BoDeans bring their distinctive roots rock in a very special show at White Eagle Hall in Jersey City on September 13th. (more...)

VIDEO: Leah Remini Talks Battle with Scientology on LATE NIGHT
by TV News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

On last night's LATE NIGHT, guest Leah Remini talked to Seth Meyers about how she went from being raised in Scientology to fighting against it with her series Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath. Watch the appearance below! (more...)

Casting Announced for the New National Touring Production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

NETworks Presentations announces casting for a brand new production of The Sound of Music as part of a North American tour. State Theatre New Jersey presents four performances of The Sound of Music December 22-24, 2017. Tickets range from $35-$98. (more...)

Aussie Plays AMERICAN MOM in New Comedy at RST
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

The River Street Theatre (RST), a project of The Park Theatre, will present the new female-driven comedy film Fun Mom Dinner this week. It will be shown Thursday through Saturday, August 17 - 19 at 7pm each evening. (more...)

Scoop: BROOKLYN NINE-NINE on FOX - Today, August 15, 2017
by - Aug 14, 2017

Get all the scoop on BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, airing on FOX on today, August 15, 2017! (more...)

Lucas Brothers, Rob Schneider Coming Up This Weekend at Comedy Works
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Lucas Brothers and Rob Schneider will headline Comedy Works this weekend. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Steve Martin Debuts New Music Video Starring Bill Hader and Cecily Strong
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Steve Martin debuted his new music video for 'Caroline' today starring Saturday Night Live's Bill Hader and Cecily Strong. (more...)

Boog City 11 Festival Kicks Off In One Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

In about a month, from Fri., Sept. 15 through Tues. Sept. 19, it will be time to celebrate Boog's 26th anniversary with the 11th annual Welcome to Boog City poetry, music, theater, and film festival. It will feature 46 poets, 17 musical acts, 8 poets theater plays, 2 poets in conversation with one another, 1 d.a. levy lives visiting press, 1 panel, and 60 minutes of film screenings over the five days. (more...)

SLSO Usher Dreams of Becoming a Conductor
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Terrence Abernathy, 24, works as an usher for the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, but   his dream is to become a conductor. (more...)

Jim Belushi and the Board of Comedy Come to Raue Center, 9/22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Raue Center For The Arts is excited to welcome Jim Belushi and the Board of Comedy to downtown Crystal Lake! With more than 30 years of experience, the alumnus of "Saturday Night Live" and Chicago's famed Second City is now bringing an improvised comedy sketch show featuring members of the Board of Comedy to the stage! Don't miss this hilarious show at 8 p.m. on September 22, 2017. (more...)

Stage Stars on Screen - A Guide to Broadway on TV's 2017-18 Season!
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 13, 2017

Broadway stars, live musical presentations and a high school theater department-themed drama series are all on tap for the upcoming 2017-18 primetime television season. Check out the exciting programming slate below! (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...)


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Southern California Remembers the Carpenters
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

???????Starring Singer Michelle Berting Brett Celebrates Music of the Top-Selling Band of the 1970's We've Only Just Begun: Carpenters Remembered, the definitive celebration of the seminal brother and sister duo the Carpenters in words and music, is set to return to Southern California for a one-night-only performance at The Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts in Cerritos, CA on Saturday Night, September 16 at 8:00PM. Led by singer Michelle Berting Brett and accompanied by a live, seven-piece Nashville band directed by Harry Sharpe, the show re-creates the Carpenters' original sound, presenting an intimate behind-the-scenes portrait of one of the most successful recording acts of all time.   (more...)

VIDEO: Bill Hader's Anthony Scaramucci Sets the Record Straight on SNL: WEEKEND UPDATE
by TV News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

On last night's Saturday Night LIVE: WEEKEND UPDATE, Anthony Scaramucci (Bill Hader) FaceTimed the show to clear up some of his comments as White House Communications Director. (more...)

Visit BURGER & LOBSTER Now in the Theatre District
by Marina Kennedy - Aug 11, 2017

Lobster and burger lovers will be delighted by the newest addition to the Broadway theater district's dining scene. Burger & Lobster, a Flatiron favorite, now has a Bryant Park location, just steps away from the Great White Way. (more...)

Festival d'Avignon Director Olivier Py to Make Rare U.S. Appearance as 'Miss Knife' at BAM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

By day, one of the most respected stage directors, actors, writers, and impresarios in Europe; by night, a cabaret chanteuse expunging life's pain and love's agony-this unusual artistic double identity comes together when the director of Festival d'Avignon Olivier Py makes a rare US stage appearance in Olivier Py Sings Les Premiers Adieux de Miss Knife. (more...)

NBC's SNL: WEEKEND UPDATE Grows +42% vs Lead-In; Scores as No. 2 Show of the Night
by TV News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

The debut of Saturday Night LIVE: WEEKEND UPDATE from 9-9:30 p.m. is currently building on its lead-in by +42% in 18-49 (with a 1.7 rating vs. a 1.2 from 8-9 p.m. for “The Wall”), pending updates. Is the #2 show of the night on the Big 4 in 18-49, behind only the 2.2 of “Big Brother. (more...)


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BWW Review: Battling Dementia in THE OTHER PLACE at Theatre Tuscaloosa
by David Edward Perry - Aug 10, 2017

'The Other Place' by Sharr White is a play exposing the struggle of adjusting to declining mental ability. It's a heart-tugging and at times funny story of a sharp and empowered woman fighting with a splintering mental health dilemma. White's writing brings to light the frustration of dementia. The play gives a voice to those suffering with dementia and the effect on their caregivers. 'The Other Place' opens with Juliana (Carol DeVelice) giving narration to her backstory as a successful scientist and businesswoman. With each line Juliana's mental stability slowly begins to crack like a broken window in a storm. Her confusion leads to a string of unsettling events. Juliana suffers lack of focus and speech, memory loss and repeated sightings of a young woman in a yellow polka dot bikini. She is stubborn as a nail and rejects any diagnosis, except her own hypochondriac self-diagnosis of having brain cancer. DeVelice gives limitless emotion into Juliana exhausting internal journey on stage. Scene after scene her frustration builds to boiling points to be forgotten by another train of thought. (more...)

Little Shadow Productions to Present Gory Puppet Comedy THE FLATIRON HEX
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Little Shadow Productions, in association with HERE, presents THE FLATIRON HEX, co-written and performed by James Godwin (Henson Alternative's Off-Broadway's Stuffed and Unstrung), co-written and directed by Tom Burnett (Uncle Jimmy's Dirty Basement). (more...)

VIDEO: Leslie Jones Gets Surprise Visit from GAME OF THRONES' 'Lord Varys'
by TV News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

On last night's LATE NIGHT, SNL's Leslie Jones joined Seth for a viewing party of their favorite show, HBO's GAME OF THRONES, and surprise guest Lord Varys (Conleth Hill) dropped in on the fun! (more...)

Scoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 8/10 - 8/17 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Aug 10, 2017

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 8/10 - 8/17, airing on NBC (more...)

Casting Search Announced for Role of 'Ralphie' in FOX's A CHRISTMAS STORY
by TV News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Today, Telsey & Company Casting has announced a search for a young actor to play the lead role of 'Ralphie'. The casting description reads: RALPHIE - Male, 9 - 12, Caucasian, Possibly a bit pudgy; a regular kid ... Actor must be an excellent singer and able to carry a show. (more...)

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