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CHICAGO National Tour to Play Hippodrome Theatre, 3/3-8CHICAGO National Tour to Play Hippodrome Theatre, 3/3-8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

?With a legendary book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, CHICAGO is now the #1 longest-running American musical and on Sunday, Nov 23rd 2014 became the second longest running show in Broadway History! AND still shows no sign of ever slowing down! (more...)

John O'Hurley to Rejoin CHICAGO National Tour for Washington D.C. RunJohn O'Hurley to Rejoin CHICAGO National Tour for Washington D.C. Run
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

CHICAGO, which opened to rave reviews on November 14, 1996, now has the distinction of beingthe longest running American musical and the second longest running show in Broadway history. CHICAGO returns to the National Theatre for one week only, February 10 - 15, 2015, with John O'Hurley as Billy Flynn. (more...)

Alexander Gemignani Rejoins the Cast of Broadway's CHICAGO as Billy Flynn, 1/25Alexander Gemignani Rejoins the Cast of Broadway's CHICAGO as Billy Flynn, 1/25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2015

On Sunday, January 25, Broadway's hit musical CHICAGO welcomes Drama Desk Award nominee Alexander Gemignani in a limited return engagement as Billy Flynn through Friday, March 13. (more...)

BWW Review: CHICAGO Opens at the Kauffman Center in Kansas CityBWW Review: CHICAGO Opens at the Kauffman Center in Kansas City
by Steve Wilson - Jan 21, 2015

The windy city blew into the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts with gale force on Tuesday night as the Theater League presented the opening of Chicago the Musical. Barry and Fran Weissler present the Tony Award winning musical with book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander, and lyrics by Fred Ebb. David Bushman recreates the original choreography and David Hyslop recreates the original production direction of the musical originally choreographed and directed by Fosse. (more...)

MCC Theater Sets All-Star Lineup for 2015 MISCAST GALA: Uzo Aduba, Laura Benanti, Jeremy Jordan & More!MCC Theater Sets All-Star Lineup for 2015 MISCAST GALA: Uzo Aduba, Laura Benanti, Jeremy Jordan & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

MCC THEATER has announced the all-star lineup of performers set for their annual Miscast gala, including: Uzo Aduba, recent Emmy Award winner for "Orange is the New Black"; Tony Award winners Laura Benanti, Linda Lavin and Jessie Mueller; Tony Award nominees Annaleigh Ashford, Christopher Fitzgerald, Joshua Henry, Jeremy Jordan and Ramin Karimloo; and stage and screen stars Ana Gasteyer and Cheyenne Jackson. (more...)

John Dossett Joins Broadway's CHICAGO Tonight as 'Billy Flynn'John Dossett Joins Broadway's CHICAGO Tonight as 'Billy Flynn'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

This month, Broadway's Tony Award-winning, record-breaking musical smash Chicago is pleased to welcome Tony Award nominee John Dossett in his debut engagement as Billy Flynn. John Dossett is slated for a ten-week limited engagement, tonight, January 19 through Sunday, March 29. (more...)

CHICAGO Returning to National Theatre, 2/10-15CHICAGO Returning to National Theatre, 2/10-15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

CHICAGO, which opened to rave reviews on November 14, 1996, now has the distinction of being the longest running American musical and the second longest running show in Broadway history. CHICAGO returns to the National Theatre for one week only, February 10 - 15, 2015. (more...)

John Dossett and Charlotte d'Amboise to Board Broadway's CHICAGO This MonthJohn Dossett and Charlotte d'Amboise to Board Broadway's CHICAGO This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

This month, Broadway's Tony Award-winning, record-breaking musical smash CHICAGO is pleased to welcome Tony Award nominee John Dossett in his debut engagement as Billy Flynn, joined by two-time Tony Award nominee Charlotte d'Amboise in a special return engagement as Roxie Hart. (more...)

PIPPIN Concludes Tony Award-Winning Broadway Run TodayPIPPIN Concludes Tony Award-Winning Broadway Run Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2015

Broadway's high-flying, death-defying Tony Award winning hit musical Pippin is closing today, January 4, 2015, at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street, NYC), after 709 performances and 37 previews. (more...)

The Bizarre, Ridiculous & Peculiar- 10 Strangest Theatrical Moments of 2014The Bizarre, Ridiculous & Peculiar- 10 Strangest Theatrical Moments of 2014
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 1, 2015

As 2014 comes to a close, it seems only fitting to look back on the craziest moments of this year- and there were many. From the cancellations of major productions to onstage flubs and unpredictable audience behavior, 2014 was nothing if not buzz-worthy. Below, BroadwayWorld invites you to recall the most bizarre, ridiculous and peculiar things that happened on Broadway this year. (more...)

PIPPIN Enters Final Two Weeks of Performances on BroadwayPIPPIN Enters Final Two Weeks of Performances on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

Broadway's high-flying, death-defying Tony Award winning hit musical Pippin is now in its final two weeks of performances at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street, NYC). The production will play its final show on Sunday, January 4, 2015 after 709 performances and 37 previews. The Pippin national tour is now playing in cities across the US and future productions are planned for London, Australia and Amsterdam. For more information, visit www.PippinTheMusical.com. (more...)

PIPPIN's Carly Hughes Will Join Cast of CHICAGO as 'Velma Kelly'PIPPIN's Carly Hughes Will Join Cast of CHICAGO as 'Velma Kelly'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

On Monday, February 2, Carly Hughes, currently appearing as the Leading Player in Broadway's acclaimed revival of Pippin, will step into the iconic role of jazz slayer Velma Kelly in Broadway's Tony Award-winning, record-breaking smash CHICAGO. (more...)

PIPPIN National Tour to Play Benedum Center Next MonthPIPPIN National Tour to Play Benedum Center Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

?In Pittsburgh, PIPPIN will play Tuesday, January 20 through Sunday, January 25, 2015, with performances Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30 p.m.; Friday at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.; Sunday at 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tickets ($27-$72) are available at the Theater Square Box Office, 655 Penn Avenue, and online at TrustArts.org/broadway. To charge tickets by phone, call (412) 456-4800, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and Saturday from Noon - 4:00 p.m. Orders for groups of ten (10) or more may be placed by calling (412) 471-6930. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - Jennifer Nettles Poses for CHICAGO Promo ShootPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek - Jennifer Nettles Poses for CHICAGO Promo Shoot
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

Jennifer Nettles, who just announced she will be making her Broadway debut as 'Roxie Hart' in CHICAGO, posted two photos from backstage at her photo shoot for the musical. Check out the sultry images below! (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Jennifer Nettles Announce Broadway Debut in CHICAGO Live on 'Today'VIDEO: Watch Jennifer Nettles Announce Broadway Debut in CHICAGO Live on 'Today'
by TV News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

The singer shared the news live on this morning's TODAY on NBC. Watch the announcement below! (more...)

Grammy Winning Artist Jennifer Nettles to Make Broadway Debut as Roxie Hart in CHICAGOGrammy Winning Artist Jennifer Nettles to Make Broadway Debut as Roxie Hart in CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

As announced this morning on NBC 'Today,' Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter and international music superstar Jennifer Nettles will make her Broadway debut this February in the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical CHICAGO. (more...)

John O'Hurley Returns to Broadway's CHICAGO TonightJohn O'Hurley Returns to Broadway's CHICAGO Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

Tonight, December 8, the acclaimed Broadway revival of John Kander, Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse's Tony Award-winning musical CHICAGO is pleased to welcome back television star, author and recording artist John O'Hurley in the starring role of 'the silver-tongued Prince of the Courtroom' Billy Flynn. (more...)

Photo Coverage: CHICAGO Tour Performs Excerpts; Meets Press in ManilaPhoto Coverage: CHICAGO Tour Performs Excerpts; Meets Press in Manila
by Rocky Christopher Fajardo - Dec 6, 2014

A day after CHICAGO the Musical's 1920s-themed opening night gala at The Theatre at Solaire Resort and Casino, members of the Philippine press were treated to a sneak peek at two of the most popular musical numbers from the musical, and were given a chance to chat with the principal members of the cast and creative team in a press call that followed shortly after. (more...)

John O'Hurley to Return to Broadway's CHICAGO Next WeekJohn O'Hurley to Return to Broadway's CHICAGO Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

On Monday, December 8, the acclaimed Broadway revival of John Kander, Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse's Tony Award-winning musical CHICAGO is pleased to welcome back television star, author and recording artist John O'Hurley in the starring role of 'the silver-tongued Prince of the Courtroom' Billy Flynn. (more...)

PIPPIN National Tour Coming to Nashville in March 2015PIPPIN National Tour Coming to Nashville in March 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Experience the thrilling 2013 Tony Award-winning musical, PIPPIN - described as 'an eye-popping, jaw-dropping, VISUALLY STUNNING extravaganza. THE THRILL OF THE SEASON!' by NY1 - when it makes its Nashville debut at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Jackson Hall for a limited, one-week engagement March 10-15, 2015. (more...)

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