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NFL Legend Eddie George Comes to Milwaukee in CHICAGO!NFL Legend Eddie George Comes to Milwaukee in CHICAGO!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

The Touring company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical CHICAGO will welcome NFL Legend and Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George making his touring Broadway debut in the role of "Billy Flynn." (more...)

Japanese Star Ryoko Yonekura to Return to CHICAGO as 'Roxie' This SummerJapanese Star Ryoko Yonekura to Return to CHICAGO as 'Roxie' This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Producers of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago announced today that Japanese superstar Ryoko Yonekura will return to the Broadway production by popular demand in the role of 'Roxie Hart' for 11 performances only, July 3 to July 13, 2017. (more...)

NFL's Eddie George Headed Back to the Courtroom for CHICAGO Tour in AkronNFL's Eddie George Headed Back to the Courtroom for CHICAGO Tour in Akron
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The touring company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago will welcome NFL Legend and Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George in the role of 'Billy Flynn' for a special two-night engagement at Akron's E.J. Thomas Hall, May 9 & 10, 2017, as part of the Broadway in Akron Series. (more...)

Palm Beach Dramaworks to Welcome Tony Walton for 'Dramalogue' SeriesPalm Beach Dramaworks to Welcome Tony Walton for 'Dramalogue' Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Tony Walton, who has designed sets and costumes for film, opera, ballet, and television but is perhaps best known for his extensive work in theatre, will appear live, onstage at Palm Beach Dramaworks today, January 3, to discuss his distinguished career with J. Barry Lewis as part of the popular series Dramalogue - Talking Theatre! The program will be presented twice, at 2pm and 7pm, at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre. (more...)

Spice Girls Star Mel B Does the Cell Block Tango in Broadway's CHICAGO, Starting TonightSpice Girls Star Mel B Does the Cell Block Tango in Broadway's CHICAGO, Starting Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

The Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago welcomes international superstar Mel B, 'Scary Spice' of the iconic Spice Girls and judge on 'America's Got Talent,' to the show for an eight-week limited engagement starting today, December 28, 2016, and through Sunday, February 19, 2017. (more...)

CHICAGO, Featuring John O'Hurley, Lands in Providence This SpringCHICAGO, Featuring John O'Hurley, Lands in Providence This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

Producers Barry and Fran Weissler announced that the suave, debonair, award-winning actor and star of stage, TV & film John O'Hurley will reprise the role of Billy Flynn in Providence at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC), May 2 - 7, 2017. In Providence, CHICAGO is part of the Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series. (more...)

Palm Beach Dramaworks to Welcome Tony Walton for 'Dramalogue' SeriesPalm Beach Dramaworks to Welcome Tony Walton for 'Dramalogue' Series
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Tony Walton, who has designed sets and costumes for film, opera, ballet, and television but is perhaps best known for his extensive work in theatre, will appear live, onstage at Palm Beach Dramaworks on Tuesday, January 3, to discuss his distinguished career with J. Barry Lewis as part of the popular series Dramalogue - Talking Theatre! The program will be presented twice, at 2pm and 7pm, at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre. (more...)

Joe Cassidy to Step in for Eric Anderson as 'Cal' in WAITRESS This JanuaryJoe Cassidy to Step in for Eric Anderson as 'Cal' in WAITRESS This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

The producers of the Broadway hit Waitress have announced that Joe Cassidy will play Cal, the curmudgeonly diner chef, from this January through February 12. (more...)

Jessie Mueller Will Wrap Up WAITRESS Run This Spring; Booking Extended Through June 2017Jessie Mueller Will Wrap Up WAITRESS Run This Spring; Booking Extended Through June 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

Producers of the Broadway hit Waitress announced today that Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller will play her final performance as Jenna on March 26; stay tuned for casting news. The show is now booking through June 11 2017. (more...)

Christopher Sieber Returns to the Courtroom in Broadway's CHICAGO TonightChristopher Sieber Returns to the Courtroom in Broadway's CHICAGO Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

The Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago announced today that Tony Award nominee Christopher Sieber will return to the show as 'Billy Flynn' beginning tonight, Monday, December 12 at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC). (more...)

Sheldon Harnick and More Set for 'Dramalogue Talking Theatre' Series at Palm Beach DramaworksSheldon Harnick and More Set for 'Dramalogue Talking Theatre' Series at Palm Beach Dramaworks
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Palm Beach Dramaworks has announced that multi Tony Award-winners Tony Walton, Fran Weissler, and Sheldon Harnick will appear live, onstage as part of its popular series, Dramalogue - Talking Theatre! This series of six programs, which explores all aspects of theatre in conversations with or about the industry's top professionals and master artists, will also feature presentations on Truman Capote and Tom Stoppard, and a roundtable discussion with three theatre critics. (more...)

Photo Coverage: CHICAGO Cast Members of Past and Present Reunite to Celebrate 20 Years on Broadway!Photo Coverage: CHICAGO Cast Members of Past and Present Reunite to Celebrate 20 Years on Broadway!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Nov 15, 2016

Just yesterday, original, former and current members of the Chicago cast gathered at the Ambassador Theatre for a family photo on the actual date that Chicago opened 20 years ago. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the special day below! (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

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Spice Girls Star Mel B to Do the Cell Block Tango in Broadway's CHICAGOSpice Girls Star Mel B to Do the Cell Block Tango in Broadway's CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Producers of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago announced today that international superstar Mel B, 'Scary Spice' of the iconic Spice Girls and judge on 'America's Got Talent,' will star in the show for an 8-week limited engagement starting Wednesday, December 28, 2016 and through Sunday, February 19, 2017. (more...)

BRIGHT STAR's Paul Alexander Nolan Will Take to the Courtroom as 'Billy Flynn' in CHICAGOBRIGHT STAR's Paul Alexander Nolan Will Take to the Courtroom as 'Billy Flynn' in CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

The Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago announced today that Paul Alexander Nolan will return to Broadway as 'Billy Flynn' beginning Monday, October 31 at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC). (more...)

Charity Angel Dawson Assumes the Role of Becky in WAITRESS Beginning October 20Charity Angel Dawson Assumes the Role of Becky in WAITRESS Beginning October 20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

The producers of the Broadway hit Waitress have announced that Charity Angel Dawson will take on the role of Becky beginning October 20. Charity has been part of the Waitress cast since the production premiered at the A.R.T. in Cambridge, where she originated the role of Nurse Norma. (more...)

Photo Coverage: WAITRESS' Diane Paulus & Jessie Mueller Celebrate New Partnership with Ann TaylorPhoto Coverage: WAITRESS' Diane Paulus & Jessie Mueller Celebrate New Partnership with Ann Taylor
by Walter McBride - Oct 19, 2016

Just yesterday, WAITRESS star Jessie Mueller and director Diane Paulus visited Ann Taylor's Rockefeller Center store (600 Fifth Avenue at 48th Street) to share their story and perform from the show. Ann Taylor and WAITRESS just launched a partnership at anntaylor.com featuring the two women in a series of portraits and a video. (more...)

Sheldon Harnick and More Set for 'Dramalogue Talking Theatre' Series at Palm Beach DramaworksSheldon Harnick and More Set for 'Dramalogue Talking Theatre' Series at Palm Beach Dramaworks
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Palm Beach Dramaworks has announced that multi Tony Award-winners Tony Walton, Fran Weissler, and Sheldon Harnick will appear live, onstage as part of its popular series, Dramalogue - Talking Theatre! This series of six programs, which explores all aspects of theatre in conversations with or about the industry's top professionals and master artists, will also feature presentations on Truman Capote and Tom Stoppard, and a roundtable discussion with three theatre critics. (more...)

CHICAGO Unveils Vinyl Edition of Grammy-Winning 1996 Cast AlbumCHICAGO Unveils Vinyl Edition of Grammy-Winning 1996 Cast Album
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Broadway's Record-Breaking hit musical Chicago, Sony Music has released the first ever vinyl edition of the Gold-Certified, Grammy Award-winning 1996 New Broadway Cast Recording. (more...)

WAITRESS Will Get a New Waitress- Caitlin Houlahan Joins Cast This FallWAITRESS Will Get a New Waitress- Caitlin Houlahan Joins Cast This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

The producers of the Broadway hit Waitress announced today that Caitlin Houlahan will make her Broadway debut when she takes over the role of Dawn on October 20. (more...)

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