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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...)

VIDEO: First Look - Jessie Mueller in Adorable Trailer for WAITRESS: THE MUSICALVIDEO: First Look - Jessie Mueller in Adorable Trailer for WAITRESS: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 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. (more...)

Tickets to CHICAGO National Tour at Fox Cities P.A.C. on Sale Next WeekTickets to CHICAGO National Tour at Fox Cities P.A.C. on Sale Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

CHICAGO, which opened to rave reviews on Nov. 14, 1996, now has the distinction of being the longest running American musical in Broadway history and shows no sign of ever slowing down!  (more...)

Rehearsals Begin Monday for Broadway's WAITRESS, Starring Jessie MuellerRehearsals Begin Monday for Broadway's WAITRESS, Starring Jessie Mueller
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

Rehearsals begin Monday, February 8 for the spring Broadway production of Waitress, following its sold-out limited engagement at the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA.  (more...)

Paige Davis Will Return to Broadway's CHICAGO This WeekendPaige Davis Will Return to Broadway's CHICAGO This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

Actress and TV sensation Paige Davis is set to return to the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago in the role of "Roxie Hart" beginning Sunday, January 31st. Broadway's longest running American musical and now celebrating its 20th year, Chicago is playing at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sara Bareilles Reacts to WAITRESS Marquee Going UpSTAGE TUBE: Sara Bareilles Reacts to WAITRESS Marquee Going Up
by Louisa Brady - Jan 28, 2016

WAITRESS composer and lyricist Sara Bareilles took to Facebook today to react to the musical's brand-new marquis. Check out the video she posted here! (more...)

VIDEO: Jessie Mueller, Sara Bareilles Appear in All-New WAITRESS PromoVIDEO: Jessie Mueller, Sara Bareilles Appear in All-New WAITRESS Promo
by Stage Tube - Jan 25, 2016

An all-new promo for WAITRESS, featuring composer Sara Bareilles and star Jessie Mueller has been shared on the show's official Facebook page. (more...)

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