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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...)

Ridge Recap: The Original Cast of FALSETTOS Talks Lapine, Finn, and How They Almost Didn't Make It to BroadwayRidge Recap: The Original Cast of FALSETTOS Talks Lapine, Finn, and How They Almost Didn't Make It to Broadway
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 30, 2016

When Falsettos first premiered on Broadway in 1992, the show gained instant status as a game changer. With William Finn's brave new style of musical theatre composition and in placing the lives of queer characters at the forefront of its storytelling, the show has become a cultural landmark and a blueprint for the array of modern musical theatre that followed in its wake. (more...)

Tony Winner Seth Gelblum to Receive Public Memorial, Dimmed Marquee Sunday at the BroadhurstTony Winner Seth Gelblum to Receive Public Memorial, Dimmed Marquee Sunday at the Broadhurst
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

A memorial tribute will be held to celebrate the life of Seth Gelblum, prominent theatrical attorney, devoted philanthropist, and beloved member of the Broadway community, on Sunday, September 25 at 6:00 PM at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). (more...)

Disney Channel's Veronica Dunne to Make Broadway Debut as CHICAGO's Next Roxie HartDisney Channel's Veronica Dunne to Make Broadway Debut as CHICAGO's Next Roxie Hart
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Disney Channel star Veronica Dunne will make her Broadway debut in the role of Roxie Hart in the long-running musical CHICAGO. (more...)

WAITRESS Hosts Talk-Back with THE CHEW's Carla Hall and Show Pie Consultant Stacy DonnellyWAITRESS Hosts Talk-Back with THE CHEW's Carla Hall and Show Pie Consultant Stacy Donnelly
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Carla Hall, co-host of ABC TV's popular 'The Chew' and WAITRESS's resident pie consultant and baker extraordinaire Stacy Donnelly will be the subjects of the post-show talkback, hosted by Jenna Ushkowitz and Jeremy Morse, following the performance on Wednesday evening September 21 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street). (more...)

Sing Karaoke with Broadway's WAITRESS - Tomorrow!Sing Karaoke with Broadway's WAITRESS - Tomorrow!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

If you've ever dreamed of singing on a Broadway stage, be at Broadway's WAITRESS tomorrow, Wednesday evening September 14, when the show hosts the first ever “Cast Album Karaoke.”  Interested audience members will be able to sign up before the performance for the chance to sing one minute of any song in the show accompanied by musical director Nadia DiGiallonardo.  (more...)

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...)

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