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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...)

O'Hurley Leads CHICAGO In Detroit Thru 5/22O'Hurley Leads CHICAGO In Detroit Thru 5/22
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2011

CHICAGO is coming back to Detroit with John O'Hurley starring as Billy Flynn. CHICAGO will end its run at Detroit's Fisher Theatre May 22, 2011 (more...)

O'Hurley Leads CHICAGO In Detroit 5/17-22O'Hurley Leads CHICAGO In Detroit 5/17-22
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2011

CHICAGO is coming back to Detroit with John O'Hurley starring as Billy Flynn. CHICAGO will be at Detroit's Fisher Theatre May 17 -22, 2011. (more...)

O'Hurley Led CHICAGO Comes To DeVos Performance Hall 5/10-11O'Hurley Led CHICAGO Comes To DeVos Performance Hall 5/10-11
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2011

CHICAGO which opened to rave reviews on November 14th, 1996, now has the distinction of being the longest-running musical revival playing on Broadway, the second longest-running musical production currently playing on Broadway, and the fifth longest-running production in Broadway history, and... shows no sign of ever slowing down! (more...)

CHICAGO Visits Grand Rapids, 5/10-11CHICAGO Visits Grand Rapids, 5/10-11
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2011

Now celebrating 15 glorious years of girls, glitz and glamour on the Great White Way, the record-breaking smash hit musical CHICAGO is now the sixth longest-running production in Broadway history ... and shows no sign of ever slowing down! CHICAGO will play 2 shows only at DeVos Performance Hall *May 10 & 11, 2011 at 7:30pm. Tickets are now available at Ticketmaster.com and charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000. (more...)

Jonathan Wilkes To Join CHICAGO As Billy Flynn From May 9Jonathan Wilkes To Join CHICAGO As Billy Flynn From May 9
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 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. His last West End engagement was as Frank N Furter in The Rocky Horror Show. On tour, Jonathan has starred in We Will Rock You, The Wedding Singer, Guys and Dolls, Tommy, Grease, The Rocky Horror Show and Godspell. (more...)

Jonathan Wilkes To Join CHICAGO As Billy Flynn From May 9Jonathan Wilkes To Join CHICAGO As Billy Flynn From May 9
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 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. His last West End engagement was as Frank N Furter in The Rocky Horror Show. On tour, Jonathan has starred in We Will Rock You, The Wedding Singer, Guys and Dolls, Tommy, Grease, The Rocky Horror Show and Godspell. (more...)

Tony Interview Special: Fran Weissler on SCOTTSBORO, ZORBA and More!Tony Interview Special: Fran Weissler on SCOTTSBORO, ZORBA and More!
by Nicole Rosky - May 4, 2011

Yesterday morning, past Tony winners Anika Noni Rose and Matthew Broderick announced the 2011 Tony Awards nominees live from the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in New York City. Today, BroadwayWorld talked to this year's nominees to hear their exciting stories of their reactions to the news. THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS producer Fran Weissler went on the record about her shock about the nominations, and the many projects that she and husband Barry have up their sleeves! (more...)

Photo Coverage: National Corporate Theatre Fund Honors Joel GreyPhoto Coverage: National Corporate Theatre Fund Honors Joel Grey
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2011

National Corporate Theatre Fund (NCTF) held its Annual Chairman's Awards Gala and benefit last night (Monday, May 2) at the St. Regis New York hotel, raising more than $320,000 for new American theatre. This year, NCTF Chairman James S Turley, Chairman and CEO of Ernst & Young, honored Oscar and Tony Award-winner Joel Grey (on Broadway this season in Anything Goes and director of Broadway's The Normal Heart), recipient of the Theater Artist Award, presented to Mr. Grey by Anything Goes director/choreographer Kathleen Marshall; Charles Dillingham (Managing Director, Center Theatre Group, Los Angeles), recipient of the Theater Professional Award, presented by Benjamin Moore (Managing Director of Seattle Repertory Theatre) and Richard Thomas (Race on Broadway and The Public's Timon of Athens); and BNY Mellon, recipient of the Corporate Leadership Award, presented by Tony Award-winning stage and film actress Anika Noni Rose. All net proceeds of the event will be distributed as the NCTF/BNY MELLON FUND FOR NEW AMERICAN THEATRE. (more...)

Jonathan Wilkes to Join CHICAGO in London Thru June 26Jonathan Wilkes to Join CHICAGO in London Thru June 26
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 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...)

2011 Tony Awards Nominees: 'Best Musical'2011 Tony Awards Nominees: 'Best Musical'
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2011

Nominations in 26 competitive categories for the American Theatre Wing's 65th Annual Antoinette Perry 'Tony' Awards were announced May 3, 2011 by Tony Award winning actor Matthew Broderick and Tony Award winning actress Anika Noni Rose, at the Tony Award Nominations Announcement sponsored by IBM. (more...)

Photo Coverage: CHICAGO Celebrates 6000 Performances on BroadwayPhoto Coverage: CHICAGO Celebrates 6000 Performances on Broadway
by Monica Simoes - Apr 29, 2011

Now starring world-famous supermodel Christie Brinkley as Roxie Hart (in a limited guest-starring engagement thru Sunday, June 19), CHICAGO is now the fifth-longest running show in Broadway history, as well as Broadway's longest running musical revival. Last night, the production celebrated 6000 performances on Broadway. BroadwayWorld was on hand, of course, for the celebratory cake cutting, and brings you photo coverage below. (more...)

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