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SLEEP NO MORE's William Popp Will Join Cast of WAITRESS This FallSLEEP NO MORE's William Popp Will Join Cast of WAITRESS This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

The producers of the Broadway hit Waitress announced today that William Popp will make his Broadway debut when he takes over the role of Earl on September 23. (more...)

Jessie Mueller and Jenna Ushkowitz Appear at WAITRESS Talkback TonightJessie Mueller and Jenna Ushkowitz Appear at WAITRESS Talkback Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Post-Labor Day blues? Broadway's Waitress welcomes the end of summer with a post-show talkback tonight, September 7, following the evening performance. (more...)

Another Performance Added to Broadway Musical Smash CHICAGOAnother Performance Added to Broadway Musical Smash CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

A fourth performance of Chicago The Musical has been added to the Van Wezel schedule on Friday, March 24, 2017 at 8PM, subsequent to the already-scheduled performances on Saturday, March 25 at 8PM and Sunday, March 26 at 2PM and 7PM. (more...)

Mica Paris to Join CHICAGO UK Tour as 'Mama Morton' This WinterMica Paris to Join CHICAGO UK Tour as 'Mama Morton' This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

David Ian, producer of the international award-winning musical CHICAGO, has announced that platinum selling singer, Mica Paris, will star as 'Mama Morton' when the show plays Sunderland Empire from 28 November to 3 December 2016 and Birmingham's New Alexandra Theatre for the Christmas season, from 12 December to 31 December 2016. (more...)

Jessie Mueller and Jenna Ushkowitz to Appear at WAITRESS Talkback Next WeekJessie Mueller and Jenna Ushkowitz to Appear at WAITRESS Talkback Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

Post-Labor Day blues? Broadway's WAITRESS welcomes the end of summer with a post-show talkback next Wednesday, September 7, following the evening performance. Director Diane Paulus will moderate a conversation with stars Jessie Mueller and Jenna Ushkowitz from the stage. (more...)

Photo Coverage: CHICAGO Struts to Central Park for 20th Anniversary!Photo Coverage: CHICAGO Struts to Central Park for 20th Anniversary!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Sep 2, 2016

Earlier this week, the company of CHICAGO took their act uptown, to Central Park. To celebrate the musical's 20th Anniversary, fans got to experience the razzle dazzle with a free concert at SummerStage in Central Park. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the special day and you can check out photos below! (more...)

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...)

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