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League of Professional Theatre Women Celebrates TURNING 30 at Duffy Square, 9/28League of Professional Theatre Women Celebrates TURNING 30 at Duffy Square, 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2011

On Wednesday, September 28th the League of Professional Theatre Women will kick-off the fifteen-month celebration of their 30th Anniversary with a special event, TURNING 30, in Duffy Square at 11am. Co-hosted by Sirius/XM Radio's Julie James & Off-Broadway's Christine Pedi, the event will feature appearances by Emmy Award-winning actress/comedian Judy Gold (The Judy Show) & the Mamma Mia! 'Dynamos,' Carol Linnea Johnson, Corinne Melanšon & Stacia Fernandez. Also attending will be some of LPTW 30th Anniversary Leading Ladies: Ruby Dee, Eve Ensler, Rosemary Harris, LaChanze, Elizabeth McCann, Estelle Parsons, Chita Rivera & Fran Weissler. (more...)

CHICAGO To Re-Open At Garrick Theatre Nov 7, Booking Opens TodayCHICAGO To Re-Open At Garrick Theatre Nov 7, Booking Opens Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2011

CHICAGO has a new home in London. On Monday 7 November, the award-winning musical will open at the Garrick Theatre. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Kara DioGuardi Prepares for CHICAGO!STAGE TUBE: Kara DioGuardi Prepares for CHICAGO!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 16, 2011

This fall, Kara DioGuardi, Grammy nominated songwriter and star of 'American Idol' and Bravo's 'Platinum Hit', will make her Broadway stage debut as merry murderess Roxie Hart in the Tony Award-winning hit musical CHICAGO for an eight-week limited engagement, Monday, September 5 through Sunday, October 30, 2011 at the Ambassador Theatre. Click below to go behind the scenes of her CHICAGO photo shoot! (more...)

Photo Flash: Nikka Graff Lanzarone Joins Cast of CHICAGO!Photo Flash: Nikka Graff Lanzarone Joins Cast of CHICAGO!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2011

Broadway heats up this summer when the company of the record-breaking, Tony Award-winning hit CHICAGO welcomes Nikka Graff Lanzarone as she makes her debut in the role of merry murderess Velma Kelly. Lanzarone, who last appeared on Broadway in Lincoln Center Theater's production of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, takes over for Amra-Faye Wright. (more...)

BWW Poll Results: What Musical of Old Should Next Be Revived on Broadway? - PIPPIN!BWW Poll Results: What Musical of Old Should Next Be Revived on Broadway? - PIPPIN!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2011

Last week, BroadwayWorld launched a new weekly poll series, beginning with the question of which Tony-winning or nominated show of old was the most desired Broadway revival. Though a close race, PIPPIN came out on top amongst thousands of votes with a 21% majority. (more...)

CHICAGO Begins Summer Schedule TodayCHICAGO Begins Summer Schedule Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2011

The long-running hit Broadway musical CHICAGO is pleased to announce an innovative new summer performance schedule. (more...)

Creel Makes Surprise Sirius XM Appearance; Talks New Album &  PIPPIN Reading with Finneran, Thoms et al.Creel Makes Surprise Sirius XM Appearance; Talks New Album & PIPPIN Reading with Finneran, Thoms et al.
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 30, 2011

Two-time Tony nominee Gavin Creel made a surprise appearance at the Sirius XM Live on Broadway radio show on Wednesday and had some exciting news to share about a brand new upcoming (more...)

Jonathan Wilkes to Join CHICAGO in London Thru June 26Jonathan Wilkes to Join CHICAGO in London Thru June 26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2011

Jonathan Wilkes will star as Billy Flynn in the smash-hit West End musical CHICAGO at the Cambridge Theatre from Monday 9 May for seven weeks only, until 26 June. (more...)

Duncan Stewart, Benton Whitley Open New Casting OfficeDuncan Stewart, Benton Whitley Open New Casting Office
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2011

Duncan Stewart, Director of Casting at National Artists Management Company since 2007, has joined colleague Benton Whitley to form DUNCAN STEWART AND COMPANY, a New York-based legit casting office. (more...)

CHICAGO Comes To Bass Hall 6/17-19CHICAGO Comes To Bass Hall 6/17-19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2011

PERFORMING ARTS FORT WORTH proudly welcomes the acclaimed national Broadway tour CHICAGO to BASS PERFORMANCE HALL on JUNE 17-JUNE 19. Tickets start at $38.50 and will go on sale Saturday, March 26, at 10:00 a.m.! (more...)

O'Hurley Leads CHICAGO at Bass Concert Hall 6/17-19O'Hurley Leads CHICAGO at Bass Concert Hall 6/17-19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2011

Performing Arts Fort Worth proudly announces acclaimed actor JOHN O'HURLEY will play the role of Billy Flynn in CHICAGO: THE MUSICAL during its five-performance run at Bass Performance Hall on June 17-19, 2011. (more...)

Kara DioGuardi to Make Broadway Debut as 'Roxie' in CHICAGO in Sept.Kara DioGuardi to Make Broadway Debut as 'Roxie' in CHICAGO in Sept.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2011

As announced on the Friday, June 17 edition of 'Live with Regis and Kelly,' this fall, Kara DioGuardi, Grammy nominated songwriter and star of 'American Idol' and Bravo's 'Platinum Hit', will make her Broadway stage debut as merry murderess Roxie Hart in the Tony Award-winning hit musical CHICAGO for an eight-week limited engagement, Monday, September 5 through Sunday, October 30, 2011 at the Ambassador Theatre. (more...)

CHICAGO Comes To Bass Hall 6/17-19CHICAGO Comes To Bass Hall 6/17-19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2011

PERFORMING ARTS FORT WORTH proudly welcomes the acclaimed national Broadway tour CHICAGO to BASS PERFORMANCE HALL on JUNE 17-JUNE 19. Tickets start at $38.50 and will go on sale Saturday, March 26, at 10:00 a.m.! (more...)

O'Hurley Leads CHICAGO at Bass Concert Hall 6/17-19O'Hurley Leads CHICAGO at Bass Concert Hall 6/17-19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2011

Performing Arts Fort Worth proudly announces acclaimed actor JOHN O'HURLEY will play the role of Billy Flynn in CHICAGO: THE MUSICAL during its five-performance run at Bass Performance Hall on June 17-19, 2011. (more...)

Nikka Graff Lazarone, Christopher Sieber et al. Join Broadway's CHICAGO this SummerNikka Graff Lazarone, Christopher Sieber et al. Join Broadway's CHICAGO this Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2011

Nikka Graff Lanzarone, who recently appeared as 'Marisa' in Lincoln Center Theater's production of WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN, will be stepping into the role of Velma Kelly in Broadway's long-running production of CHICAGO. (more...)

2011 Tony Awards: THE BOOK OF MORMON Wins 'Best Musical'2011 Tony Awards: THE BOOK OF MORMON Wins 'Best Musical'
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 12, 2011

The American Theatre Wing's 64th Annual Antoinette Perry 'Tony' Awards were held at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 13, 2011 and broadcast on the CBS Television Network. For more information visit tonyawards.com. (more...)

CHICAGO Comes To Oriental Theatre 6/7-12CHICAGO Comes To Oriental Theatre 6/7-12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2011

Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce the return of Broadway's record-breaking musical smash hit CHICAGO for a limited one-week engagement. (more...)

Christie Brinkley To Play Roxie Hart in CHICAGO London From July 11Christie Brinkley To Play Roxie Hart in CHICAGO London From July 11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2011

Christie Brinkley, who made her Broadway debut as Roxie Hart in CHICAGO earlier this year, receiving great critical acclaim, will come direct from New York to play the role in London's West End from Monday 11 July for a strictly limited four-week season, ending on Saturday 6 August. She will be joined by Amra-Faye Wright, who has been playing Velma Kelly opposite Christie on Broadway. Amra-Faye will also star in the Cambridge Theatre production from 11 July to 6 August. Jonathan Wilkes will continue in the role of Billy Flynn, James Doherty as Amos Hart, Jasna Ivir as Mama Morton and R. Whitehead as Mary Sunshine, all until 27 August, when CHICAGO will leave the Cambridge Theatre. (more...)

CHICAGO Comes To Oriental Theatre 6/7-12CHICAGO Comes To Oriental Theatre 6/7-12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2011

Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce the return of Broadway's record-breaking musical smash hit CHICAGO for a limited one-week engagement. (more...)

CHICAGO Announces Summer Performance Schedule; Adds Thurs MatineeCHICAGO Announces Summer Performance Schedule; Adds Thurs Matinee
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2011

The long-running hit Broadway musical CHICAGO is pleased to announce an innovative new summer performance schedule. (more...)

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