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VIDEO: WAITRESS' Jessie Mueller & Stephen Colbert Sing Carole King Classic Over Pecan PieVIDEO: WAITRESS' Jessie Mueller & Stephen Colbert Sing Carole King Classic Over Pecan Pie
by TV News Desk - May 13, 2016

WAITRESS star and Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller enjoyed a helping of pecan pie on last night's LATE SHOW and treated the studio audience to a duet with host Stephen Colbert of one of his favorite Carole King songs (more...)

VIDEO: Jessie Mueller & the Cast of WAITRESS Perform Medley of Songs on 'Today'!VIDEO: Jessie Mueller & the Cast of WAITRESS Perform Medley of Songs on 'Today'!
by TV News Desk - May 2, 2016

Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller and Sara Bareilles stopped by this morning's TODAY to talk about the new Broadway musical WAITRESS. Following the interview, Mueller and the show's cast performed a mash-up of the first and last song from the show. (more...)

WAITRESS to Take a Taste of Life on the Road; National Tour Will Launch from Cleveland in 2017!WAITRESS to Take a Taste of Life on the Road; National Tour Will Launch from Cleveland in 2017!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Following on from yesterday's triumphant opening night at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre, the producers of Waitress have announced that the national tour of the acclaimed new musical will begin at Cleveland's Playhouse Square on October 17, 2017. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Take a Taste of WAITRESS' Opening Night After Party with Jessie Mueller & More!Photo Coverage: Take a Taste of WAITRESS' Opening Night After Party with Jessie Mueller & More!
by Walter McBride - Apr 25, 2016

It was an evening as sweet as pie! Broadway's Waitress opened just last night at theBrooks Atkinson Theatre, where tickets are on sale through January 1, 2017. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photo coverage from inside the after party below! (more...)

SHE LOVES ME, HAMILTON, THE CRUCIBLE & More Earn 2016 Drama League Nominations; Check Out the Full List!SHE LOVES ME, HAMILTON, THE CRUCIBLE & More Earn 2016 Drama League Nominations; Check Out the Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

The 2016 Drama League Award Nominees for Outstanding Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award were just announced this morning at Sardi's, by Aladdin stars Adam Jacobs, Courtney Reed and James Monroe Iglehart. Check out the full list of nominees below! (more...)

WAITRESS Cast Album Will Arrive on June 10; Cast Hits the Recording Studio in May!WAITRESS Cast Album Will Arrive on June 10; Cast Hits the Recording Studio in May!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

In the lead-up to the April 24th Broadway opening of Waitress at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, DMI Soundtracks is proud to announce the release of a forthcoming original cast album for the production, with the cast and band hitting the studio in early May.  The album will be distributed by Warner-Elektra-Atlantic Corporation. (more...)

VIDEOS: CHICAGO's Jason Danieley Holds A Note For Longer Than It Takes Danny Kaye To Sing TchaikovskyVIDEOS: CHICAGO's Jason Danieley Holds A Note For Longer Than It Takes Danny Kaye To Sing Tchaikovsky
by Michael Dale - Apr 8, 2016

A lot can happen in 35.5 seconds, whether it's one note or an entire song. (more...)

Photo Coverage: WAITRESS Welcomes Adorable Duo, Claire & McKenna Keane; Previews Begin Tomorrow!Photo Coverage: WAITRESS Welcomes Adorable Duo, Claire & McKenna Keane; Previews Begin Tomorrow!
by Walter McBride - Mar 24, 2016

Just one more day until previews begin for the highly anticipated new musical Waitress, which opens Sunday, April 24, 2016 at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street, between Broadway and Eighth Avenue). Waitress played a sold out limited engagement at the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA.  In anticipation of the big day, BroadwayWorld met with the 5 year-old twin girls who will be sharing the role of Jenna's daughter- Claire and McKenna Keane. Meet the adorable duo below! (more...)

BWW TV: CHICAGO Stars Reunite to Celebrate Two Decades of Razzle Dazzle!BWW TV: CHICAGO Stars Reunite to Celebrate Two Decades of Razzle Dazzle!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 23, 2016

CHICAGO, Broadway's longest running American musical, just held a celebratory cocktail reception yesterday at New York City's The Palm Restaurant West Side location to officially launch the show's 20th anniversary year. Lead producer Barry Weissler addressed the crowd to toast the occasion and announce initiatives taking place over the next year in the lead-up to the official anniversary celebration and performance this November. BroadwayWorld was there for the special celebration and you can check out interviews with CHICAGO stars of past and present below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: CHICAGO Stars of Past and Present Celebrate 20 Razzle Dazzle Years!Photo Coverage: CHICAGO Stars of Past and Present Celebrate 20 Razzle Dazzle Years!
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 23, 2016

CHICAGO, Broadway's longest running American musical, just held a celebratory cocktail reception yesterday at New York City's The Palm Restaurant West Side location to officially launch the show's 20th anniversary year. Lead producer Barry Weissler addressed the crowd to toast the occasion and announce initiatives taking place over the next year in the lead-up to the official anniversary celebration and performance this November. BroadwayWorld was there for the special celebration and you can check out photos from the festivities below! (more...)

Photo Flash: CHICAGO to 'Kill It Worldwide' for 20th Anniversary with New Artwork, Costumes and MorePhoto Flash: CHICAGO to 'Kill It Worldwide' for 20th Anniversary with New Artwork, Costumes and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

CHICAGO, Broadway's longest running American musical, just held a celebratory cocktail reception today at New York City's The Palm Restaurant West Side location to officially launch the show's 20th anniversary year. Lead producer Barry Weissler addressed the crowd to toast the occasion and announce initiatives taking place over the next year in the lead-up to the official anniversary celebration and performance this November. Check out those initiatives -- plus some killer new promo shots for the show -- below! (more...)

VIDEO: Celebrate John Kander's Birthday With Kander & Ebb Performing CHICAGO's 'All That Jazz'VIDEO: Celebrate John Kander's Birthday With Kander & Ebb Performing CHICAGO's 'All That Jazz'
by Michael Dale - Mar 18, 2016

The great composer of Cabaret, Chicago and so many beloved Broadway songs turns 89 today. (more...)

Tickets to CHICAGO with John O'Hurley at Cadillac Palace Theatre on Sale 3/11Tickets to CHICAGO with John O'Hurley at Cadillac Palace Theatre on Sale 3/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

?Broadway In Chicago and Producers Barry and Fran Weissler have announced that individual tickets for the Tony Award winning smash-hit CHICAGO will go on sale Friday, March 11, and that John O'Hurley, the suave, debonair, award-winning actor and star of stage, TV & film, will return to reprise the role of Billy Flynn in Chicago.  CHICAGO returns to Chicago to play the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph) for a limited one-week engagement, May 10 - 15, 2016. (more...)

Photo Coverage: What's Inside? Find Out in Rehearsal for WAITRESS!Photo Coverage: What's Inside? Find Out in Rehearsal for WAITRESS!
by Walter McBride - Mar 4, 2016

The highly anticipated new musical Waitress, opens Sunday, April 24, 2016 at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street, between Broadway and Eighth Avenue), with previews starting on Friday, March 25, 2016. Waitress played a sold out limited engagement at the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA. The company just met the press yesterday and you can check out photos from the performance preview below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: In Rehearsal with Sara Bareilles, Jessie Mueller & the Full WAITRESS Gang!Photo Coverage: In Rehearsal with Sara Bareilles, Jessie Mueller & the Full WAITRESS Gang!
by Walter McBride - Mar 3, 2016

The highly anticipated new musical Waitress, opens Sunday, April 24, 2016 at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street, between Broadway and Eighth Avenue), with previews starting on Friday, March 25, 2016. Waitress played a sold out limited engagement at the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA. The company just met the press today and you can check out photos of the cast below!  (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: The WAITRESS Cast and Creative Team Meets the Press!FREEZE FRAME: The WAITRESS Cast and Creative Team Meets the Press!
by Walter McBride - Mar 3, 2016

The highly anticipated new musical Waitress, opens Sunday, April 24, 2016 at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street, between Broadway and Eighth Avenue), with previews starting on Friday, March 25, 2016. Waitress played a sold out limited engagement at the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA. The company just met the press today and you can check out a photo preview from the special event below. Check back later for complete coverage! (more...)

Jason Danieley Returns to Broadway's CHICAGO TonightJason Danieley Returns to Broadway's CHICAGO Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago welcomes back Jason Danieley in the role of Billy Flynn beginning tonight, February 29, at the Ambassador Theatre. NFL Legend and Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George played his final performance in the role yesterday, February 28. (more...)

Jason Danieley Plots Return to Broadway's CHICAGOJason Danieley Plots Return to Broadway's CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago will welcome back Jason Danieley in the role of Billy Flynn beginning Monday, February 29 at the Ambassador Theatre, it was announced today. NFL Legend and Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George plays his final performance in the role on Sunday, February 28. (more...)

Bid To Meet WAITRESS Bookwriter Jessie Nelson and Support ACLU of Southern CaliforniaBid To Meet WAITRESS Bookwriter Jessie Nelson and Support ACLU of Southern California
by Michael Dale - Feb 24, 2016

The new auction hosted by Charitybuzz offers tickets for one of the most highly-anticipated new musicals of the season. (more...)

CHICAGO National Tour Coming to Harris Center, 3/3CHICAGO National Tour Coming to Harris Center, 3/3
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

CHICAGO is coming to Folsom! The national tour is coming to the Harris Center for seven performances and it has everything that makes for a great Broadway musical: one show-stopping-song after another, some truly astonishing dancing, a universal tale of fame, fortune and "all that jazz." "Broadway's most electrifying show" (Entertainment Weekly) makes its Harris Center debut March 3. (more...)

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