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Pasquale Aleardi and NaTasha Yvette Williams Join Broadway's CHICAGO TonightPasquale Aleardi and NaTasha Yvette Williams Join Broadway's CHICAGO Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

Tonight, December 1, the company of Broadway's Tony Award-winning, record- breaking musical Chicago welcomes two new leading players to the cellblock: German film and television star Pasquale Aleardi as Billy Flynn and Broadway favorite NaTasha Yvette Williams as Matron 'Mama' Morton. (more...)

Breaking News: Tony Winner Jessie Mueller to Star in Broadway Bound WAITRESS Musical?Breaking News: Tony Winner Jessie Mueller to Star in Broadway Bound WAITRESS Musical?
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2014

Tony winner Jessie Mueller who is currently lighting up the stage as Carole King in BEAUTIFUL has found her next role says the New York Times. The paper reports that the star will play the lead role in the upcoming musical of WAITRESS, based on the 2007 film of the same name. The show is expected to premiere at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts during its 2015-16 season, followed by Broadway. (more...)

Pasquale Aleardi and NaTasha Yvette Williams to Join Cast of Broadway's CHICAGOPasquale Aleardi and NaTasha Yvette Williams to Join Cast of Broadway's CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

On Monday, December 1, the company of Broadway's Tony Award-winning, record- breaking musical CHICAGO welcomes two new leading players to the cellblock: German film and television star Pasquale Aleardi as Billy Flynn and Broadway favorite NaTasha Yvette Williams as Matron 'Mama' Morton. (more...)

BWW TV Special: Tony Winners Ann Reinking, Bebe Neuwirth, James Naughton and Joel Grey Light Up the Stage for CHICAGO's Record-Breaking 7,486 PerformancesBWW TV Special: Tony Winners Ann Reinking, Bebe Neuwirth, James Naughton and Joel Grey Light Up the Stage for CHICAGO's Record-Breaking 7,486 Performances
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 25, 2014

Check out footage from the special performance and interviews with the stars below! (more...)

Sasha Allen, Kyle Selig and More Star in PIPPIN National Tour at to the Smith Center, Now thru 11/30Sasha Allen, Kyle Selig and More Star in PIPPIN National Tour at to the Smith Center, Now thru 11/30
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

The Tony Award-winning hit Broadway musical Pippin presents the U.S. national tour, which runs today, Nov. 25, through Nov. 30 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Photo Coverage: All that Jazz! CHICAGO Celebrates Record-Breaking 7,486 PerformancesPhoto Coverage: All that Jazz! CHICAGO Celebrates Record-Breaking 7,486 Performances
by Walter McBride - Nov 24, 2014

On Sunday, November 23 (7 p.m.), in a celebratory landmark performance, the company of Broadway's record-breaking hit musical CHICAGO welcomed back its four original stars -- Tony Award winners Ann Reinking, Bebe Neuwirth, James Naughton and Joel Grey. CHICAGO has surpassed the run of iconic Broadway blockbuster CATS with a record-breaking 7,486 performances, making it the second longest-running show in Broadway history. Only one show -- The Phantom of the Opera -- has run longer than CHICAGO. BroadwayWorld was there for the after-party and brings you photos below! (more...)

PIPPIN Comes to the Smith Center in Las Vegas TonightPIPPIN Comes to the Smith Center in Las Vegas Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 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. This all-new production of the hit Broadway musical will take to the stage in Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts tonight, Nov. 25-30. (more...)

Photos: They're Back! Celebrate CHICAGO's Spot at #2 on the Longest Running Shows List with the Original CastPhotos: They're Back! Celebrate CHICAGO's Spot at #2 on the Longest Running Shows List with the Original Cast
by Walter McBride - Nov 24, 2014

On Sunday, November 23 (7 p.m.), in a celebratory landmark performance, the company of Broadway's record-breaking hit musical CHICAGO welcomed back its four original stars -- Tony Award winners Ann Reinking, Bebe Neuwirth, James Naughton and Joel Grey. Each made cameos in the show and all reunited for a special curtain call! (more...)

Photo Coverage: 'Nowadays' and Forever - Neuwirth & Reinking Reunite on Stage as CHICAGO Passes CATSPhoto Coverage: 'Nowadays' and Forever - Neuwirth & Reinking Reunite on Stage as CHICAGO Passes CATS
by Walter McBride - Nov 24, 2014

It was almost like no time had passed as original stars of the CHICAGO revival Ann Reinking and Bebe Neuwirth took part in the show's mega-celebration last night by reprising 'Nowadays'. (more...)

Tony Award-Winning CHICAGO Revival Becomes 2nd Longest Running Broadway Show Tonight!Tony Award-Winning CHICAGO Revival Becomes 2nd Longest Running Broadway Show Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2014

Today, the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking revival of John Kander, Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse's hit musical Chicago will become Broadway's second longest-running show, right behind THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. With 7,486 performances, it surpasses CATS, which played 7,485 performances. (more...)

Photo Coverage: CHICAGO Revival Celebrates 18 Years On Broadway!Photo Coverage: CHICAGO Revival Celebrates 18 Years On Broadway!
by Jennifer Broski - Nov 15, 2014

Yesterday the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking revival of John Kander, Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse's hit musical Chicago celebrates 18 years playing on Broadway. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you pictures of the star-studded celebration! (more...)

Tony Winner Priscilla Lopez Will Return to Broadway's PIPPIN TonightTony Winner Priscilla Lopez Will Return to Broadway's PIPPIN Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

Tony Award winner Priscilla Lopez, who appeared in the legendary original cast of A Chorus Line and was also a replacement for the role of "Fastrada" in the original production of Pippin in 1973, will re-join the all-new Tony Award winning production of Pippin in the role of "Berthe" beginning tonight, Tuesday, November 11. Lucie Arnaz played her final performance in the role on Sunday, November 9 and has rejoined the US national tour. Pippin is now playing through Sunday, January 4, 2015 at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). (more...)

Breaking News: So Long to the Big Top- Broadway's PIPPIN Will Play Final Performance in JanuaryBreaking News: So Long to the Big Top- Broadway's PIPPIN Will Play Final Performance in January
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

The producers of Tony Award winning Best Revival of a Musical Pippin have announced that the Broadway production will play its final performance at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street, NYC) 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...)

Kyle Dean Massey to Remain with PIPPIN National Tour for Washington DC EngagementKyle Dean Massey to Remain with PIPPIN National Tour for Washington DC Engagement
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

The producers of the Tony-winning revival of PIPPIN have announced that Kyle Dean Massey will assume the role of Pippin beginning November 4 at the Hollywood Pantages in Los Angeles. PIPPIN makes its Washington, D.C., premiere at the National Theatre December 16 through January 4, with Massey in the role. (more...)

Kyle Dean Massey to Join Cast of PIPPIN National Tour in Los Angeles Straight from BroadwayKyle Dean Massey to Join Cast of PIPPIN National Tour in Los Angeles Straight from Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2014

The Nederlander Organization and the producers of the Tony Winning revival of PIPPIN have announced that Kyle Dean Massey will assume the role of Pippin beginning Tuesday, Nov 4th at the Hollywood Pantages in Los Angeles. He will be replacing Matthew James Thomas who takes his final bow on Sunday, November 2nd. (more...)

Tickets Go on Sale This Friday for CHICAGO in San Antonio, Running Jan 27-Feb 1Tickets Go on Sale This Friday for CHICAGO in San Antonio, Running Jan 27-Feb 1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

CHICAGO which opened to rave reviews on November 14, 1996, now has the distinction of being the longest running American musical in Broadway history, and... shows no sign of ever slowing down, opens at the Majestic Theatre for eight performances, January 27 through February 1, 2015. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m., Friday, October 17. (more...)

Tony Winner Gabriel Ebert, Izzie Steele, Euan Morton & More to Lead THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD in TorontoTony Winner Gabriel Ebert, Izzie Steele, Euan Morton & More to Lead THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

David Mirvish in co-production with the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, and by arrangement with Barry and Fran Weissler, have announced the cast of the Canadian premiere production of THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD by David Farr, directed by Gisli Írn Gardarsson. (more...)

Lucie Arnaz Returns to Broadway as 'Berthe' in PIPPIN TonightLucie Arnaz Returns to Broadway as 'Berthe' in PIPPIN Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

Lucie Arnaz is set to return to Broadway in the role of 'Berthe' in the Tony Award winning PIPPIN for a limited engagement beginning tonight, October 9 through Sunday, November 9. Arnaz comes from the PIPPIN national tour, which is playing at the Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco, CA. PIPPIN is now playing at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). (more...)

Andrea Martin Joins PIPPIN on Tour Tonight in San FranciscoAndrea Martin Joins PIPPIN on Tour Tonight in San Francisco
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

SHN previously announced that Andrea Martin, who won the 2013 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for creating the role of 'Berthe' in the Broadway production, would reprise the role in the final two weeks (beginning today, October 7 and running through October 19) of the San Francisco engagement at the SHN Golden Gate Theatre. (more...)

Sarah Paulson & Fran Weissler to be Honored at MCC Theater's 2015 MISCAST GalaSarah Paulson & Fran Weissler to be Honored at MCC Theater's 2015 MISCAST Gala
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

MCC THEATER has announced that this year's Miscast gala, an annual highlight of the New York theater season, will honor two bold and fearless women: Emmy & Golden Globe nominated stage and screen actress Sarah Paulson and Tony Award-winning producer Fran Weissler. Miscast 2015 will be held Monday, March 30, 2015 at The Hammerstein Ballroom (311 West 34th Street). (more...)

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