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Photo Coverage: Happy 15th Broadway Birthday CHICAGO!
by Peter James Zielinski - Nov 15, 2011

On Monday, November 14, the internationally acclaimed revival of John Kander, Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse's Tony Award-winning musical CHICAGO celebrated its 15th anniversary on Broadway! BroadwayWorld was on hand for the milestone performance, and brings you photos from the festivities below! (more...)

CHICAGO Celebrates 15th Anniversary in November; John O'Hurley to Return
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2011

On Monday, November 14, the internationally acclaimed revival of John Kander, Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse's Tony Award-winning musical CHICAGO celebrates another major milestone with its 15th anniversary on Broadway! (more...)

Philip Morgaman To Present REUNITED At Studio Theatre 9/8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2011

Philip Morgaman (Tony-nominated producer for Cry-Baby) will present and direct a by-invitation-only reading of ReUNITed, a new comedy by Vance Stringer, starring Stephanie Gibson (currently seen on Broadway in The Addams Family) and Sam Prince (Girl Crazy at Encores!) as former flames that are 'reunited' at a Manhattan Mini Storage unit following a bitter break-up two years prior. (more...)

Photo Coverage: CHICAGO Celebrates Becoming the Longest-Running American Musical
by Monica Simoes - Aug 29, 2011

On Saturday, August 27, 2011, the internationally acclaimed revival of John Kander, Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse's Tony Award-winning musical CHICAGO celebrated another major milestone when it became the longest-running American musical in Broadway history, surpassing A Chorus Line with a total of 6,138 performances. (more...)

BWW TV: Aaron Tveit, Kerry Butler & CATCH ME IF YOU CAN Play Broadway in Bryant Park!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 15, 2011

Below, we bring you the performances of Aaron Tveit, Kerry Butler and the cast of Catch Me If You Can at Broadway in Bryant Park! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Aaron Tveit, Christopher Sieber, et al. Perform at Broadway in Bryant Park!
by Monica Simoes - Jul 14, 2011

The best of Broadway is being presented FREE on six consecutive Thursdays this summer with '106.7 Lite fm's Broadway in Bryant Park 2011' - a lunchtime series that began on Thursday July 7th on the Bryant Park Stage. Sponsored by Bank of America, and Clean Air NY, and hosted by Lite fm's on-air personalities, the eleventh annual presentation of open-air, On- and Off- Broadway lunch hour performances runs through August 11th. (more...)

BWW TV: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Plays Broadway in Bryant Park!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 14, 2011

Below, we bring you the performances from MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Broadway in Bryant Park. (more...)

BWW TV: Christopher Sieber, Nikka Graff Lanzarone and CHICAGO Play Broadway in Bryant Park!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 14, 2011

Below, we bring you the performances of Chistopher Sieber, Nikka Graff Lanzarone and more in Chicago at Broadway in Bryant Park! (more...)

Aaron Tveit, Kerry Butler, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, CHICAGO & More Play Broadway in Bryant Park, 7/14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2011

The best of Broadway is being presented FREE on six consecutive Thursdays this summer with '106.7 Lite fm's Broadway in Bryant Park 2011' - a lunchtime series that began on Thursday July 7th on the Bryant Park Stage. Sponsored by Bank of America, and Clean Air NY, and hosted by Lite fm's on-air personalities, the eleventh annual presentation of open-air, On- and Off- Broadway lunch hour performances runs through August 11th. (more...)

Aaron Tveit, Kerry Butler, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, CHICAGO & More Play Broadway in Bryant Park, 7/14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2011

The best of Broadway is being presented FREE on six consecutive Thursdays this summer with '106.7 Lite fm's Broadway in Bryant Park 2011' - a lunchtime series that began on Thursday July 7th on the Bryant Park Stage. Sponsored by Bank of America, and Clean Air NY, and hosted by Lite fm's on-air personalities, the eleventh annual presentation of open-air, On- and Off- Broadway lunch hour performances runs through August 11th. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Goodbye from PROMISES, PROMISES
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 03, 2011

After 319 performances the curtain has dropped on the Broadway revival of PROMISES, PROMISES. (more...)

BWW TV Closing Night Flashback: PROMISES, PROMISES
by Broadway Beat - Jan 02, 2011

In honor of the show's closing on January 2, BroadwayWorld.com brings you a look back at opening night! PROMISES, PROMISES, starring Sean Hayes and Kristin Chenoweth, began previews at the Broadway Theater on Saturday, March 27, 2010 and opened on Sunday night, April 25, 2010. BroadwayWorld.com and Broadway Beat were there to bring you all the excitement of the show's opening night party at The Plaza Hotel. (more...)

BroadwayWorld.com's Guide to January 2011 Show Closings
by BWW - Jan 01, 2011

BroadwayWorld offers highlights of the several productions which will complete their Broadway runs in January. (more...)

Photo Coverage: NOTHING LIKE A DAME - Part Two
by Walter McBride - Nov 03, 2010

'Nothing Like a Dame: A Party for Comden and Green' the annual all-star concert benefiting the Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative took place on Monday, November 1, 2010 (7:30 p.m.) at The Laura Pels Theater in midtown Manhattan (111 W. 46th St.). (more...)

Musicals Tonight! Welcomes Understudies From LA CAGE and More 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2010

Musicals Tonight! continues its ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys and Understudies with its next editions of At This Performance…™ to be held on Sunday, October 17th and Monday, October 18th at the McGinn/Cazale Theatre, 2162 Broadway, (above the Promenade Theatre- Broadway at 76th Street), 3rd Floor at 8 PM. (more...)

Musicals Tonight! Welcomes Understudies From LA CAGE and More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2010

Musicals Tonight! continues its ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys and Understudies with its next editions of At This Performance…™ to be held on Sunday, October 17th and Monday, October 18th at the McGinn/Cazale Theatre, 2162 Broadway, (above the Promenade Theatre- Broadway at 76th Street), 3rd Floor at 8 PM. (more...)

Musicals Tonight! Welcomes Understudies From LA CAGE and More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2010

Musicals Tonight! continues its ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys and Understudies with its next editions of At This Performance…™ to be held on Sunday, October 17th and Monday, October 18th at the McGinn/Cazale Theatre, 2162 Broadway, (above the Promenade Theatre- Broadway at 76th Street), 3rd Floor at 8 PM. (more...)

Molly Shannon Joins PROMISES, PROMISES for 11 Weeks Starting Oct. 12th
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2010

'Saturday Night Live' alumnus and 'Superstar' Molly Shannon will make her Broadway debut in the smash hit musical comedy PROMISES, PROMISES as Marge MacDougall for a limited 11 week run from Tuesday, October 12, 2010 through Sunday, December 26, 2010. This new production of PROMISES, PROMISES, directed and choreographed by Tony and Emmy Award winner Rob Ashford with Neil Simon's funny and touching book and Burt Bacharach and Hal David's hit-packed score, began previews at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway) Saturday, March 27, 2010, and opened on Sunday, April 25, 2010. (more...)

Finneran Announces Pregnancy; Departs PROMISES Oct. 10, 2010
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2010

It has been a banner year for PROMISES, PROMISES' Katie Finneran. Her critically acclaimed performance as Marge MacDougall in the smash hit musical comedy PROMISES, PROMISES swept the 2010 awards season winning her the Tony Award, Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics Circle Award. On Sunday, August 22, Ms. Finneran married long time companion Darren Goldstein (Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson), and now the couple has announced that they are expecting a child this winter. It is with best wishes that the producers of PROMISES, PROMISES announced today that Tony Award winner Katie Finneran will play her final performance in the smash hit musical comedy on Sunday, October 10, 2010. This new production of PROMISES, PROMISES, directed and choreographed by Tony and Emmy Award winner Rob Ashford with Neil Simon's funny and touching book and Burt Bacharach and Hal David's hit-packed score, began previews at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway) Saturday, March 27, 2010, and opened on Sunday, April 25, 2010. Casting for Broadway's next Marge MacDougall will be announced shortly. (more...)

Video: See Ellen DeGeneres in PROMISES, PROMISES!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2010

As reported previously, Ellen Degeneres made a surprise cameo in PROMISES, PROMISES September 7, performing alongside Sean Hayes and Kristin Chenoweth. Footage from her surprise performance aired September 15 on the season premiere of her show on NBC. The clips have hit the internet today! Click here to watch her spot. (more...)

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