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Photo Coverage: Come on Babe, They're Gonna Paint the Town - CHICAGO Rehearses for Central Park Concert!Photo Coverage: Come on Babe, They're Gonna Paint the Town - CHICAGO Rehearses for Central Park Concert!
by Jennifer Broski - Aug 31, 2016

The cast of Chicago, Broadway's longest running musical, is celebrating this production's twentieth birthday today! For this momentous day, the cast are taking to the streets, with a free concert at SummerStage in Central Park. Doors open at 7PM and the show begins at 8PM. We were lucky enough to catch up with some of the cast as they made their final preparations for today's show. (more...)

CHICAGO Presents Free SummerStage Concert TonightCHICAGO Presents Free SummerStage Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

On Today, August 31st, the cast of Broadway's Longest Running American Musical will celebrate its 20th Year on Broadway with a free concert at SummerStage in Central Park. (more...)

Lineup Announced for CHICAGO's Free SummerStage ConcertLineup Announced for CHICAGO's Free SummerStage Concert
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

On Wednesday, August 31st, the cast of Broadway's Longest Running American Musical will celebrate its 20th Year on Broadway with a free concert at SummerStage in Central Park. (more...)

VIDEO: CHICAGO Designer William Ivey Long Recalls Advice He Gave To Melanie GriffithVIDEO: CHICAGO Designer William Ivey Long Recalls Advice He Gave To Melanie Griffith
by Michael Dale - Aug 22, 2016

Beginning with Gwen Verdon in the original and resuming with Ann Reinking in the revival, some of Broadway's most talented triple-threats have taken on the role of Roxie Hart in Broadway's CHICAGO. (more...)

Lana Gordon Hits the Cell Block in Broadway's CHICAGO TonightLana Gordon Hits the Cell Block in Broadway's CHICAGO Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago will welcome Lana Gordon in the role of Velma Kelly beginning tonight, Monday, August 15 at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC). (more...)

Tony Award Honored Entertainment Attorney Seth Gelblum Dies at 62Tony Award Honored Entertainment Attorney Seth Gelblum Dies at 62
by Michael Dale - Aug 9, 2016

Gelblum was a Partner and Chair of the Theater department at Loeb & Loeb LLP, where he practiced in the live stage, motion picture, television and documentary film areas. (more...)

GLEE's Jenna Ushkowitz Steps in for Kimiko Glenn in Broadway's WAITRESS TonightGLEE's Jenna Ushkowitz Steps in for Kimiko Glenn in Broadway's WAITRESS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

As previously announced, Broadway hit Waitress will welcome Jenna Ushkowitz ('Glee') in the role of Dawn starting tonight, July 29, while Kimiko Glenn takes a leave of absence. (more...)

GLEE's Jenna Ushkowitz Will Step in for Kimiko Glenn in Broadway's WAITRESSGLEE's Jenna Ushkowitz Will Step in for Kimiko Glenn in Broadway's WAITRESS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

The producers of the Broadway hit Waitress announced today that Jenna Ushkowitz ('Glee') will take over the role of Dawn from July 29 while Kimiko Glenn takes a leave of absence. (more...)

CHICAGO Makes Broadway History with Returning Star Bianca Marroquin TonightCHICAGO Makes Broadway History with Returning Star Bianca Marroquin Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Broadway history will be made when, for the first time ever, two Mexican-born actors will lead a Broadway musical. The producers of Chicago, Broadway's Longest Running American Musical, have announced that Latin superstars, and long-time friends, Bianca Marroquin and Jaime Camil will appear on stage opposite each other as 'Roxie Hart' and 'Billy Flynn' for 24 performances only beginning tonight, July 11th. (more...)

BWW Interview: The World Changes. Do Broadway's Longest Running Hits?  Updates From THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, CHICAGO and THE LION KINGBWW Interview: The World Changes. Do Broadway's Longest Running Hits? Updates From THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, CHICAGO and THE LION KING
by Michael Dale - Jul 9, 2016

How do hit Broadway musicals stay fresh after running for two decades? (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: Legendary Producers Barry and Fran Weissler Support The Drama Book ShopTWITTER WATCH: Legendary Producers Barry and Fran Weissler Support The Drama Book Shop
by Michael Dale - Jul 6, 2016

The producers of Chicago, the longest running production of an American play or musical in Broadway's history, have high praise for the New York institution. (more...)

2016 Jimmy Award Winners Announced!2016 Jimmy Award Winners Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

The winners of the eighth annual NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATRE AWARDS (NHSMTA)/JIMMY AWARDS were determined and announced last night, Monday, June 27, 2016, at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway. This one-of-a-kind-event was hosted by Tony Award-nominee Zachary Levi, currently starring on Broadway in Roundabout Theatre Company's She Loves Me at Studio 54. (more...)

EastEnders' Jessie Wallace Joins Touring Production of CHICAGOEastEnders' Jessie Wallace Joins Touring Production of CHICAGO
by Marianka Swain - Jun 21, 2016

David Ian, producer of the international award-winning musical CHICAGO is delighted to announce that one of Britain's most-loved soap stars, Jessie Wallace, will play Mama Morton in the musical's touring production. (more...)

Jessie Wallace to Play 'Mama Morton' in UK Tour of CHICAGO, Aug. 15Jessie Wallace to Play 'Mama Morton' in UK Tour of CHICAGO, Aug. 15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

David Ian, producer of the international award-winning musical CHICAGO is delighted to announce that one of Britain's most loved soap stars, Jessie Wallace, will play the role of 'Mama Morton' when the show plays Nottingham Royal Concert Hall (15 - 20 August), Belfast Grand Opera House (5 - 10 September), Liverpool Empire (12 - 17 September), Glasgow King's Theatre (19 - 24 September), Aberdeen His Majesty's Theatre (26 September - 1 October), Bromley Churchill Theatre (10 - 15 October), Woking New Victoria Theatre (17 - 22 October), Canterbury Marlowe Theatre (24 - 29 October), Norwich Theatre Royal (31 October - 5 November) and Leeds Grand Theatre (22 - 26 November). www.chicagothemusical.com/uktour. Please see full listings below. (more...)

Broadway History Will be Made When CHICAGO Welcomes Back Bianca Marroquin This SummerBroadway History Will be Made When CHICAGO Welcomes Back Bianca Marroquin This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Broadway history will be made when, for the first time ever, two Mexican-born actors will lead a Broadway musical. The producers of Chicago, Broadway's Longest Running American Musical, have announced that Latin superstars, and long-time friends, Bianca Marroquin and Jaime Camil will appear on stage opposite each other as 'Roxie Hart' and 'Billy Flynn' for 24 performances only beginning Monday, July 11th. Mr. Camil will end his run in the show on Sunday, July 31st and Ms. Marroquin will continue in her role through Sunday, August 21st at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC). (more...)

KINKY BOOTS Cast Send CHICAGO Birthday Love!KINKY BOOTS Cast Send CHICAGO Birthday Love!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

CHICAGO, Broadway's longest running American musical, celebrates its 20th anniversary year in 2016 and the company of KINKY BOOTS is sending them some birthday love. Check out their tribute below! (more...)

VIDEO: Sara Bareilles, Jessie Mueller & WAITRESS Cast Perform Medley on the TONY AWARDSVIDEO: Sara Bareilles, Jessie Mueller & WAITRESS Cast Perform Medley on the TONY AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Jun 12, 2016

Jessie Mueller and the cast of WAITRESS performed a medley of songs from the hit Broadway musical including 'Opening Up' and 'She Used to Be Mine.' Watch a clip below (more...)

Photo Coverage: 2016 Tony Awards Red Carpet Arrivals - Part 3Photo Coverage: 2016 Tony Awards Red Carpet Arrivals - Part 3
by Walter McBride - Jun 12, 2016

The stars are shining on tonight's red carpet, and BroadwayWorld's got a first look - check out the third batch of arrivals below, including James Corden, Judith Light, Danny Burstein, Jane Krakowski, Zachary Levi, Lin-Manuel Miranda and more! (more...)

Bebe Neuwirth & Company Will Celebrate 20 Years of CHICAGO in Tony Awards Tribute!Bebe Neuwirth & Company Will Celebrate 20 Years of CHICAGO in Tony Awards Tribute!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

CHICAGO, Broadway's longest running American musical, celebrates its 20th anniversary year in 2016 and that means the show will  be spotlighted at this Sunday's Tony Awards! (more...)

Jaime Camil Extends Run in Broadway's CHICAGO!Jaime Camil Extends Run in Broadway's CHICAGO!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago has announced that, by popular demand, Latin Sensation & 'Jane The Virgin' star Jaime Camil has extended his run as 'Billy Flynn' through Sunday, July 31, 2016 only at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC). (more...)

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