Fran Weissler News

Brent Barrett Will Return to Broadway's CHICAGO as 'Billy Flynn' Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2014

On Monday, January 20, the company of Broadway's Tony Award-winning musical smash Chicago is pleased to welcome back Olivier Award nominee Brent Barrett in a new return engagement to the starring role of 'that silver-tongued Prince of the Courtroom,' Billy Flynn. (more...)

Breaking News: TITANIC to Sail Back to Broadway in Fall 2014; Toronto Run Begins July 22!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

Producers David Mirvish and Barry & Fran Weissler just announced that the Tony Award-winning Best Musical TITANIC, with music and lyrics by Maury Yeston and book by Peter Stone, will finally have its Canadian premiere in a brand new production directed by Thom Southerland. TITANIC will play a six-week engagement at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto, from July 22 through August 31. TITANIC will then berth on Broadway in the Fall of 2014. (more...)

John O'Hurley Will Play 'Billy Flynn' During CHICAGO National Tour's Stop at Bank of America Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2014

Broadway In Chicago and producers Barry and Fran Weissler have announced that John O'Hurley, award-winning actor and star of stage, TV & film, will reprise the role of Billy Flynn in Chicago. CHICAGO will play the Bank of America Theatre (18 W Monroe) February 25 through March 2, 2014. (more...)

PIPPIN, KINKY BOOTS, NEWSIES & More Set for Hollywood Pantages' 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2014

The Hollywood Pantages, a Nederlander Theatre, reveals its lineup for the 2014-2015 SEASON, featuring six blockbuster productions currently playing to sold-out houses on Broadway and a new production of a beloved title. (more...)

Paula Vogel Pulls Out Of Sara Bareilles Musical WAITRESS & Paulus Comments
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 08, 2014

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel has reportedly pulled out of the in-development screen-to-stage adaptation of the 2007 film WAITRESS, featuring a score composed by pop hit-maker Sara Bareilles and set to be directed by acclaimed Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus and produced by CHICAGO and PIPPIN helmers Barry and Fran Weissler, citing scheduling conflicts. (more...)

CHICAGO Returns to PlayhouseSquare, Feat. John O'Hurley and More, Now thru 1/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 07, 2014

CHICAGO returns to PlayhouseSquare for ONE WEEK ONLY, tonight, January 7-12, 2014 as part of the U.S. Bank Star Performance Series. Producers Barry and Fran Weissler announce that the suave, debonair, award-winning actor and star of stage, TV & film, John O'Hurley will return to the road to reprise the role of Billy Flynn at PlayhouseSquare in Cleveland. (more...)

Tickets Now on Sale for Roundabout's VIOLET with Sutton Foster
by BWW News Desk - Jan 06, 2014

Tickets are now on sale for Roundabout Theatre Company's production of VIOLET, starring two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster and directed by Leigh Silverman. To buy tickets, learn more information about VIOLET, and become a Roundabout subscriber, please visit roundabouttheatre.org. (more...)

Paige Davis, John O'Hurley & More to Star in CHICAGO National Tour at Segerstrom Center, 1/28 - 2/2
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2013

Segerstrom Center for the Arts and Producers Barry and Fran Weissler have announced additional casting for CHICAGO, returning to Segerstrom Hall from January 28 - February 2, 2014. Award-winning actor and star of stage, TV and film John O'Hurley will reprise the role of Billy Flynn, sharing the stage with Paige Davis as Roxie Hart, Terra C. MacLeod as Velma Kelly, Carol Woods as Matron "Mama" Morton and Ron Orbach as Amos Hart. (more...)

Individual Tickets to CHICAGO Go On Sale Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2013

Broadway In Chicago is pleased to announce that individual tickets for the Tony Award winning smash-hit CHICAGO go on-sale to the public starting today, Dec. 15, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. The show returns to its title city for a limited one-week engagement at Bank of America Theatre (18 West Monroe) from Feb. 25 - March 2, 2014. (more...)

Individual Tickets to CHICAGO Go On Sale This Sunday, 12/15
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2013

Broadway In Chicago is pleased to announce that individual tickets for the Tony Award winning smash-hit CHICAGO go on-sale to the public starting this Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. The show returns to its title city for a limited one-week engagement at Bank of America Theatre (18 West Monroe) from Feb. 25 - March 2, 2014. (more...)

Breaking News: Annie Potts to Join Cast PIPPIN as 'Berthe'; Tovah Feldshuh to Depart on 1/19
by BWW News Desk - Dec 09, 2013

The producers of the Tony Award winning PIPPIN just announced that Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominee Annie Potts ("Designing Women," God of Carnage) will assume the role of "Berthe" in the production beginning Tuesday, January 21, 2014. Four-time Tony Award nominee Tovah Feldshuh will play her final performance in the role on Sunday, January 19th. PIPPIN is now playing at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). (more...)

PIPPIN Recoups Broadway Investment of $8.5 Million
by BWW News Desk - Dec 02, 2013

The producers of the Tony Award winning PIPPIN have announced that the show has officially recouped its $8.5 million capitalization costs as of the Sunday, December 1, 2013 performance. The show also broke the Music Box Theatre house record last week for the highest grossing single performance on the evening of Friday, November 29th with $151,219. The record was then broken again on the evening of Saturday, November 30th with $151,977 gross sales. Roger O. Hirson and Stephen Schwartz's Tony Award winning musical comedy PIPPIN is directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus and features choreography by Tony Award nominee Chet Walker in the style of Bob Fosse and circus creation by Gypsy Snider of the Montreal-based circus company Les 7 doigts de la main (also known as 7 Fingers). The production is now playing at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). (more...)

It's Official! Sutton Foster to Return to Broadway in VIOLET; Show Set for Limited Run at American Airlines Theatre Starting in Late March
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 25, 2013

It's Official! Sutton Foster is coming BACK to Broadway, as Roundabout Theatre Company has just announced that it will present two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster in a Broadway production of VIOLET (first seen as part of Encores! Off-Center concert series in 2013), directed by Leigh Silverman. Based on the short story 'The Ugliest Pilgrim' by Doris Betts, VIOLET features music by Jeanine Tesori and book & lyrics by Brian Crawley. VIOLET will be produced in association with Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino, David Mirvish, Barry and Fran Weissler, Elizabeth Armstrong, and Mary Jo and Ted Shen. (more...)

Cast of PIPPIN to Perform at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, 11/28
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2013

The Tony-Award winning Broadway cast of PIPPIN has joined the line-up of performances in the nation's most beloved spectacle, the Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, which returns for the 87th year of magic on Thursday, November 28 (9 a.m. - noon EST; check local listings) throughout the country live on NBC. The cast will perform "Corner of the Sky" and "Magic to Do." (more...)

CHICAGO to Return to PlayhouseSquare, Feat. John O'Hurley and More, Jan 7-12
by BWW News Desk - Nov 01, 2013

CHICAGO returns to PlayhouseSquare for ONE WEEK ONLY, January 7-12, 2014 as part of the U.S. Bank Star Performance Series. Producers Barry and Fran Weissler announce that the suave, debonair, award-winning actor and star of stage, TV & film, John O'Hurley will return to the road to reprise the role of Billy Flynn at PlayhouseSquare in Cleveland. (more...)

CHICAGO National Tour with John O'Hurley to Play Segerstrom Center, 1/28-2/2
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2013

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 slowing down. The purely entertaining show returns to Segerstrom Center for the Arts January 28 - February 2, 2014 and will star award-winning actor and star of stage, TV & film, John O' Hurley, reprising the role of Billy Flynn. (more...)

Christopher Fitzgerald to Join CHICAGO as 'Amos Hart' on 10/28
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2013

Beginning Monday, October 28, Broadway's Tony Award-winning, record-breaking smash hit musical CHICAGO will welcome two-time Tony Award nominee Christopher Fitzgerald in the starring role of Roxie's all-but-invisible husband, 'Mister Cellophane' Amos Hart. (more...)

CHICAGO National Tour with John O'Hurley to Play Bass Concert Hall, 11/19-24
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2013

CHICAGO is BACK IN TOWN and its PURE ENTERTAINMENT! Playing November 19 - 24 at Bass Concert Hall. CHICAGO which opened to rave reviews on November 14th, 1996, now has the distinction of being the longest running American musical in Broadway history and fourth longest-running production in Broadway history, and... shows no sign of ever slowing down! (more...)

Roz Ryan Breaks Record for Most Performances of Any Leading Actress in CHICAGO's History Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2013

Today, October 21, the company of Broadway's Tony Award-winning, record-breaking smash hit musical Chicago celebrates yet another record-breaking milestone. (more...)

Olympian Elvis Stojko to Join Broadway's CHICAGO as 'Billy Flynn' in March 2014
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2013

As announced this morning on NBC 'Today,' on Monday, March 17, the company of Broadway's Tony Award-winning, record-breaking smash hit musical CHICAGO will welcome two-time Olympic silver medalist and three-time world champion figure skater Elvis Stojko in his Broadway stage debut. (more...)

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