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Review Roundup: Haven Theatre Company's WE'RE GONNA DIE This Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Haven Theatre Company announces We're Gonne Die, the final production in its fourth season, written by Young Jean Lee and directed by Josh Sobel, at the company's home, The Janet Bookspan Theatre at the Den Theatre, 1335 Milwaukee Ave., May 4 - June 4. (more...)

One Team Will Be Crowned the Winners of the Amazing Race on the Season Finale!
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Following are the 11 teams, listed in no particular order: (more...)

BROADWAY AT THE BROADWAY Set for Pride Month at PFP
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

The fourth installment of Pride Films and Plays' His & His.'  cabaret series - entitled 'Broadway at the Broadway' will be performed on Thursday, June 8 in The Broadway at the Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway. The His and His series follows the development of LGBT characters on Broadway, and celebrates the artists who wrote the great works of musical theater. (more...)

Chicago Tap Theatre presents CHANGES 6/30
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Artistic Director Mark Yonally and Chicago Tap Theatre (CTT) are proud to present Changes, a science fiction tap dance story show set to all-new arrangements of the music of David Bowie, directed by Harrison McEldowney, based on an original show created by Chicago Tap Theatre, choreography by Yonally with musical arrangements and direction by Kurt Schweitz, June 30 - July 16, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Opening night is Friday, June 30 at 7:30 p.m. The performance schedule is Fridays and Saturdays 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.  Tickets are $37 for adults, $30 for seniors and $23 for students and dancers. Group discounts are also available. For tickets, go to ChicagoTapTheatre.com or call the Stage 773 box office at 773.327.5252.  A preview rehearsal is open to the press by request at the Joel Hall Dance Center, 5965 N. Clark Street. (more...)

BWW Review: HIT HER WITH THE SKATES at Hamilton Stage is an Exciting New Musical
by Marina Kennedy - May 23, 2017

The new musical, Hit Her with the Skates, is thrilling audiences from the first minute to the last. It is everything a musical should be with a fascinating story, inventive staging, an excellent score, and a top-notch cast. This show is having its pre-New York developmental production at Hamilton Stage (UCPAC, Rahway) through Sunday May 26th. (more...)

NUMBERS NERDS: The [almost] All-Girl Math Challenge Comes to Peter Jay Sharp Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) and CPA Theatricals present Numbers Nerds, the [almost] all-girl math challenge, with book by Laura Stratford, Music by David Kornfeld, lyrics by Alex Higgin-Houser, additional music by Dylan MarcAurele and original story by Larry Little.  Amber Mak, New Works Development Director at Chicago's Paramount Theatre, directs and choreographs a cast of six, including Danielle Davila, Madison Kauffman, Jake Morrissy, Maisie Rose, Sharon Sachs (Film: 'Home Alone;'  TV: 'Weeds,' 'Dexter,' 'Grimm') and Tiffany Tatreau (Ride the Cyclone). Six performances will be staged at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater, 416 West 42nd Street, New York City from July 19-23, 2017. (more...)

The New Musical HIT HER WITH THE SKATES Opens This Weekend at Rahway's Hamilton Stages
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The new musical, Hit Her with the Skates, by Christine Rea & Rick Briskin, directed by Michael Schiralli with musical direction by Brandon Ethridge and choreography by Gina Ventura, will get a pre-New York developmental production at Hamilton Stage (UCPAC, Rahway, NJ) from May 12 - 27, 2017.  Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by visiting www.hhwts.com. (more...)

Casting Announced for Firebrand Theatre's Inaugural Production LIZZIE
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Firebrand Theatre, the first musical theatre company committed to employing and empowering women by expanding opportunities on and off the stage, is pleased to announce casting for its inaugural production, the Chicago premiere of LIZZIE, the rock musical based on the true-life story of accused axe-murderess Lizzie Borden. LIZZIE will play November 11 - December 17, 2017 at The Den Theatre's Bookspan Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. Single tickets for LIZZIE are currently on sale at firebrandtheatre.org. Season subscriptions (including 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL) are currently available.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Amy Toporek of HIT HER WITH THE SKATES at Hamilton Stage
by Leigh Scheps - May 16, 2017

The new musical, Hit Her with the Skates, by Christine Rea & Rick Briskin, directed by Michael Schiralli with musical direction by Brandon Ethridge and choreography by Gina Ventura, opened last weekend at Hamilton Stage (UCPAC, Rahway, NJ) from May 12 - 27, 2017. BroadwayWorld's Leigh Scheps talks with star, Amy Toporek, about her involvement with the show since inception plus what it's like performing on stage with Broadway's John Treacy Egan. (more...)

The 25th Anniversary Performance of TONY N' TINA'S WEDDING
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

This June, one of Chicago's longest-running smash-hit shows, Tony n' Tina's Wedding, will celebrate 25 years as one of the Windy City's most beloved theatrical institutions.  To honor the occasion, Chicago's favorite soon-to-be-married couple, Tony Nunzio and Tina Vitale, are welcoming back members of the original 1992 Chicago cast to the performance on Friday, June 16 at 8 p.m. Tony n' Tina's Wedding played an incredible 16 years during its original run in Chicago, and during that time entertained more than one million audience members of all ages. The new, retro/flashback version of the show opened in September of 2016 and is now in an open-ended run. (more...)

MOMENTUM '17: City Theatre presents Festival of New Plays
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

City Theatre is excited to announce the plays and events included in Momentum '17: New Plays at Different Stages, the South Side theater company's annual festival of new play development. The annual festival will run from May 31 - June 4, 2017 and will include three public presentations of plays - plus one musical - at different stages in the development process, a closed reading of new work by a Young Playwrights Festival Alumnus, a Happy Hour/Artists Meet & Greet with Urbanist Pittsburgh, and an interactive opportunity to participate in conversation with local playwright Tami Dixon for an upcoming project. The readings and events are free and open to the public. Reservations are strongly encouraged to guarantee seating and can be made at CityTheatreCompany.org or by calling the box office at 412-431-CITY (2489). (more...)

Shaina Taub, Molly Pope and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances from May 18-29, 2017. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Photo Flash: HARVEY Hops His Way to the Court Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, concludes the 2016-2017 Season with the Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy Harvey by Mary Chase, directed by Devon De Mayo. Harvey runs May 11 - June 11, 2017 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue in Chicago. The Press Opening is Saturday, May 20 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Legacy of Legendary Music Promoter Bill Graham Showcased in New Illinois Holocaust Museum Exhibition
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center will bring a pivotal era of rock music history to life with its new exhibition, 'Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution,' opening July 16, 2017. (more...)

Chicago Magic Lounge Breaks Ground on New Home at 5050 N. Clark St.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Chicago Magic Lounge, Chicago's home for close-up magic, today broke ground in its new home at 5050 N. Clark St. (more...)

Sideshow Theatre to Honor Arts & Business Council of Chicago and Chay Yew with 2017 Impact Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Sideshow Theatre Company has announced the Arts & Business Council of Chicago and Chay Yew as the inaugural recipients of its annual Sideshow Impact Awards. (more...)

American Writers Museum to Share the Literary World with Visitors This Summer; Events Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Following the cultural and literary center's much-anticipated grand opening last month, the American Writers Museum, 180 North Michigan Avenue, today released their lineup of extraordinary events occurring during the summer. (more...)

BWW Interview: The Yodel, the Cry, the Catch, the Growl - Christine Mild Brings Patsy Cline to Life
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Jun 6, 2017

'It's all in the way she placed her voice. I like to call it the Kermit the Frog place - the soft palate at the back of the throat, and that's what activates the yodel, the catch, the cry, the growl which are the iconic hallmarks of her singing. Patsy Cline wasn't really a technical singer; this all just came naturally to her, but for me as an actress and technical singer who has to do the show eight times a week, I have to make sure I am singing in a healthy, safe way and understand how to make that happen. So if I place the voice right - if I place it in the 'Patsy place'- it all happens without trying.' (more...)

BUILDING THE WALL, THE LUCKIEST PEOPLE and More Set for Stage Left Theatre's Season 36
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Stage Left Theatre has announced the programming for its 36th season, which asks 'where we are going, where we have been, and where we are we now?' (more...)

Chicago Equality Rally At Andersonville Midsommarfest Announces Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

The organizers of the Chicago Equality Rally have announced the program lineup for the Sunday, June 11 rally to be held at 11AM at Andersonville Midsommarfest in solidarity with the Equality March for Unity and Pride in Washington, D.C. Speakers and performers will promote visibility, unity, and pride. Actor, writer, and producer Fawzia Mirza will helm the program as emcee.   (more...)

Chuck Renslow, Founder of International Mr. Leather, Has Passed Away
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

Chuck Renslow, 87, a longtime pillar of the LGBTQ community in Chicago and around the world, has died after multiple long-term health issues.  (more...)

Casting is Set for BECKY SHAW at Windy City Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Windy City Playhouse (3014 W. Irving Park Road) announces the complete casting for Gina Gionfriddo's "Becky Shaw," the dark, "ferociously funny" (The New York Times) comedy. Jeff Award winner Scott Weinstein directs the final production in Windy City Playhouse's third season, starring Theo Allyn ("The Matchmaker" at Goodman Theatre) in the title role as Becky Shaw. (more...)

Other Theatre Announces 4th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

The Other Theatre Company, now rebranded as "Other Theatre," is pleased to announce its 4th season, kicking off this fall with the world premiere of Martin Zimmerman's comedic graphic novel for the stage THE MAKING OF A MODERN FOLK HERO, presented in association with Chicago Dramatists Grafting Project and directed by Kelly Howe. (more...)

DESTINOS, First Chicago International Latino Theater Festival, Coming to the Windy City This fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Major Latino theater companies from Latin America, the Caribbean and around the city will be showcased at DESTINOS (d?-stee-noce), the first Chicago International Latino Theater Festival, an ambitious month-long festival of 'First voice' plays and panels presented by Chicago Latino Theater Alliance (CLATA), September 29 - October 29, 2017.  (more...)

Permoveo Productions presents the World Premiere of THE CIVILITY OF ALBERT CASHIER at Stage 773
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Permoveo Productions, in association with Pride Films & Plays, presents the world premiere production of The CiviliTy of Albert Cashier playing at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., August 31 - October 15, starring former Glee Project star and America's Got Talent Contestant Dani Shay. The production is co-composed and directed by Keaton Wooden, co-composed by Joe Stevens, written by Jay Paul Deratany and is music directed by Jon Schneidman. (more...)

THE CIVILITY OF ALBERT CASHIER, Starring Dani Shay, to Premiere at Stage 773
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Permoveo Productions, in association with Pride Films & Plays, presents the world premiere production of The CiviliTy of Albert Cashier playing at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., August 31 - October 15, starring former Glee Project star and America's Got Talent Contestant Dani Shay. (more...)

ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE Goes on Sale Tomorrow in the Windy City
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Broadway In Chicago and the producers of ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE have announced tickets will go on sale to the public tomorrow, June 20, 2017 at 10AM CT.  (more...)

YOU FOR ME FOR YOU, TILIKUM and More Slated for Sideshow Theatre Company's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Sideshow Theatre Company has announced its 2017-18 Season, launching next spring with the Chicago premiere of Mia Chung's absurdly inventive smash-hit YOU FOR ME FOR YOU, directed by artistic associate Elly Green. The season concludes next summer with the world premiere of Kristiana Rae Colon's spectacular and fearless indictment TILIKUM, directed by Lili-Anne Brown. (more...)

NBC Announces Fall Premiere Dates for New 2017-18 Season
by TV News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

NBC has announced premiere dates for its 2017-18 fall schedule, which includes broadcast television's #1 program,” “Sunday Night Football”; last season's #1 new series, “This Is Us”; the return of one of the most honored and beloved comedies of all time, “Will & Grace”; dominant reality show and three-time Emmy Award winner “The Voice”; the Edie Falco-starrer “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders”; new Monday night drama “The Brave”; and the sophomore season of Mike Schur's mind-bending comedy, “The Good Place.” (more...)

Alvarez Kings Share New Video + U.S. Headline Tour Kicks Off Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Premiering via Yahoo! Music, U.K.-based alternative pop quartet Alvarez Kings have shared a new lyric video for their song 'Postcards from Berlin,' off their debut album Somewhere Between. (more...)

The Broadwaysted Podcast Gets Sweet & Savory with CHARLIE's Kathy Fitzgerald and CATS' Aaron J. Albano
by Broadwaysted - Jun 13, 2017

Come with me and you'll be in a world of pure Broadwaysted goodness because this week's new #FriendOfTheShow is Mrs. Gloop herself, the lovely and talented Kathy Fitzgerald! Kevin was off in the Windy City so Bryan and Kimberly are joined by Guest Host and #FriendOfTheShow Aaron J. Albano (and his aerator) to pour out wine while Kathy chats about her experience in CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY.  (more...)

Kokandy Productions presents BONNIE & CLYDE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Kokandy Productions is pleased to continue its 5th anniversary season with the Chicago premiere of BONNIE & CLYDE, the musical story of two small-town nobodies searching for meaning at the height of the Great Depression from the creative team of Frank Wildhorn, Ivan Menchell and Don Black. Directed by Spencer Neiman, with music direction by Kory Danielson and choreography by Aubrey Adams, BONNIE & CLYDE will play August 27 - October 15, 2017 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

The WHOLLY GUACAMOLE' Brand Brings Nation's First-Ever Guacamole Lounge to Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

The makers of the WHOLLY GUACAMOLE brand today announced that the nation's first-ever guacamole-themed lounge, officially known as The Guac Stop, will be coming to the Windy City June 14-18 at Navy Pier. With 79 percent of U.S. households purchasing guacamole according to MegaMex Internal Research, The Guac Stop will make avo-loving dreams come true, spreading guacamole love as well as the WHOLLY GUACAMOLE brand's Live Wholly mentality to Chicagoland residents. (more...)

The 2017 Chicago Fringe Festival and Kids Fringe Schedule and Performers Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

The 2017 Chicago Fringe Festival and Kids Fringe, August 30 - September 10, announce the slate of performances and venues and all tickets go on sale to the public on Tuesday, Aug. 1 at 12 p.m. The eighth annual Chicago Fringe Festival takes place in five venues in Jefferson Park. Entrance to the Chicago Fringe Festival, called Chicago's "Best Performing Arts Festival" by the Chicago Reader, is a one-time button purchase of $5, after that all individual performances are $10. Kids Fringe features free workshops along with ticketed shows that are appropriate for all ages. (more...)

Casting Announced for Kokandy's Chicago Premiere of BONNIE & CLYDE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Kokandy Productions has announced casting for its Chicago premiere of BONNIE & CLYDE, the musical story of two small-town nobodies searching for meaning at the height of the Great Depression from the creative team of Frank Wildhorn, Ivan Menchell and Don Black.  (more...)

VIDEO: Dani Shay Sings 'Bullet In a Gun' from New Musical About Transgender Soldiers, THE CIVILITY OF ALBERT CASHIER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Permoveo Productions, in association with Pride Films & Plays, presents the world premiere production of The CiviliTy of Albert Cashier playing at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., August 31 - October 15, starring former Glee Project star and America's Got Talent Contestant Dani Shay. Watch Shay perform 'Bullet In a Gun' from the show below! (more...)

Cleveland Playhouse MFA Program Announces New Class
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

The Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House MFA Acting Program today announced its Class of 2020.  The four women and four men represent eight different undergraduate programs from across the United States. (more...)

Pocky Launches 'Sweetly Offbeat Summer Road Trip' Photo Contest
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

The happiest times of summer often take place during adventures across the country when family, friends and Pocky are on the road together. To celebrate these memorable moments, Ezaki Glico USA is launching a "Sweetly Offbeat Summer Road Trip" photo contest and awarding Pocky Swag Bags for the best pics shared on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook using the #PockyRoadTrips hashtag. Prizes will be awarded based on the originality, composition and creativity of the photos shared, as well as how Pocky is incorporated into the picture. Consumers can find more details, and check out a travel itinerary of unique, unusual and shareable stops to consider across the USA, by visiting www.Pocky.com/summerroadtrips. The photo contest is taking place July 24 through August 14, 2017. (more...)

Off-Broadway's GROWING UP GONZALES to Play the Windy City This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

When 'Growing Up Gonzales,' Off-Broadway's newest hit show, opened in the East Village seven years ago in a 17-seat community center, no one knew it would become one of NYC's most successful Latino plays. (more...)

Cirque du Soleil's LUZIA Makes a Splash Tonight in the Windy City
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Cirque du Soleil opens tonight in Chicago its delightfully imaginative and visually stunning production LUZIA, a waking dream of Mexico. Through September 3, 2017, audiences are invited to a redesigned white-and-gold Big Top at the United Center parking lot to escape to an imaginary Mexico - a sumptuous and vibrant world suspended between dreams and reality. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 20, 2017
by - Jul 20, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 20 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Chicago's Cautionary Tale of Parking Meter Haste-Makes-Waste
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

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The LIVINGroom Explores WHO YOU ARE... at Stage 773 in August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The LIVINGroom announces the lineup and details for the third installment of its 2017 solo performance season at Stage 773. Performers Shi An Co, Bo Kinney, Jorge Silva, and Van Ferdinand join ensemble members Megan Powell and Laura Reitsma in the Cabaret Theater at Stage 773 on Sundays, August 13, 20, and 27 in The LIVINGroom: You Are..., directed by LIVINGroom ensemble member Joel Reitsma. The LIVINGroom: You Are... is created in collaboration with Jeff Award-winning sound designer (Non-Equity award 2016) Jeffrey Levin. (more...)

NESTEA Tiny House Opens its Doors in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The NESTEA Tiny House Tour comes to Chicago this month, with the 200 square-foot custom tiny home opening its doors to the Windy City on July 16 th. Designed to showcase the brand's "less is more" philosophy, the NESTEA Tiny House will offer guided tours enabling guests to experience the joy of living simply.Visitors can also sample a free bottle NESTEA's simply delicious new line of premium real brewed iced teas and reformulated classic iced teas. (more...)

Ron Hawking's THE MEN AND THEIR MUSIC to Mark 10th Anniversary at the Apollo Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

The Windy City's own Ron Hawking returns this fall to Apollo Theater Chicago (2540 N Lincoln Ave) with the 10-year anniversary celebration of The Men and Their Music, produced by Rob Kolson Creative Productions, Inc. (more...)

Cast Announced for PERFECT ARRANGEMENT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

Full casting was announced today for Pride Films and Plays' Chicago premiere of PERFECT ARRANGEMENT by Associate Artistic Director Derek Van Barham, who's directing the production. In Topher Payne's comedy, it's 1950, and new colors are being added to the Red Scare. Two U.S. State Department employees, Bob and Norma, have been tasked with identifying sexual deviants within their ranks. There's just one problem: Both Bob and Norma are gay, and have married each other's partners and moved next door to each other as a carefully constructed cover. Inspired by the true story of the earliest stirrings of the American gay rights movement, madcap classic sitcom-style laughs give way to provocative drama as two "All-American" couples are forced to stare down the closet door. (more...)

USA Network & Universal Cable Confirm SUITS Spinoff Pilot Starring Gina Torees
by TV News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

USA Network and Universal Cable Productions (UCP) today announced that the Season 7 finale of SUITS, airing in the first quarter of 2018, will serve as a potential spinoff that would center around powerhouse lawyer Jessica Pearson (Gina Torres). (more...)

Chicago Scenic Studios, Inc. Leaves Goose Island for City Warehouse-Style Building
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

The curtain has risen on a fresh new fabrication venue for Chicago's premier theatre, entertainment, television, and event scene and set experts. (more...)

Babes With Blades Theatre Company Announces Cast for THE GOOD FIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Babes With Blades Theatre Company (BWBTC) continues its 20th Anniversary Season: "Origins" with the Chicago premiere of The Good Fight, playing at City Lit Theater, 1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., January 6 - February 17, 2018.  Developed in 2011 through BWBTC's Fighting Words program under the title Deeds Not Words, the play is written by Anne Bertram, executive director of Theatre Unbound, a Minneapolis/St. Paul company devoted to work by and about women. Elizabeth Lovelady, a Jeff Award-winning artist based in Chicago, directs The Good Fight, which features combat by Violence Designer Gaby Labotka with Assistant Violence Designer Almanya Narula. (more...)

Patti Stanger Stars in WE tv's Unscripted Series LOVE BLOWS This August
by TV News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

WE tv today announced its newest unscripted series, LOVE BLOWS about a successful Chicago-based matchmaking service, run by a dysfunctional (but loving) family who sometimes let their own relationships cloud their decisions. (more...)

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