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David Bedella to Join West End CHICAGO Feb. 28David Bedella to Join West End CHICAGO Feb. 28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2011

David Bedella will continue his run of devilish West End starring roles by playing unscrupulous lawyer ‘Billy Flynn' in the smash-hit West End show 'CHICAGO' at the Cambridge Theatre, with his first performance on Monday 28 February. His previous West End roles include creating the character of ‘Satan' in the notorious 'Jerry Springer the Opera', for which he won the 2004 Olivier Award for ‘Best Actor in a Musical', crazed scientist ‘Dr Frank-N-Furter' in 'The Rocky Horror Show' and KGB agent ‘Alexander Molokov' in 'Chess' at the Royal Albert Hall. His film credits include Oliver Stone's 'Alexander' with Anthony Hopkins and 'Batman Begins' with Christian Bale. He will play the role for 10 weeks only until 8 May. (more...)

CHICAGO Welcomes Back Raymond Bokhour And Roz RyanCHICAGO Welcomes Back Raymond Bokhour And Roz Ryan
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2011

This month, Broadway's record-breaking, six-time Tony Award-winning musical smash CHICAGO is pleased to welcome back two of its most celebrated veterans. (more...)

CHICAGO Visits Grand Rapids, 5/10-11CHICAGO Visits Grand Rapids, 5/10-11
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 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...)

Christie Brinkley CHICAGO Run Set April 4 - June 19, 2011Christie Brinkley CHICAGO Run Set April 4 - June 19, 2011
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2011

As announced on the Friday, February 4 edition of 'The Oprah Winfrey Show,' this spring, Christie Brinkley, one of the world's most successful supermodels, is set to make her highly anticipated Broadway stage debut as merry murderess Roxie Hart in the Tony Award-winning hit musical CHICAGO for an eleven-week limited engagement, Monday, April 4 through Sunday, June 19, 2011 at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St.). (more...)

Brent Barrett Returns to CHICAGO as Billy Flynn, 2/7Brent Barrett Returns to CHICAGO as Billy Flynn, 2/7
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2011

On Monday, February 7, Broadway's Tony Award-winning hit musical CHICAGO will welcome back Broadway favorite Brent Barrett as Billy Flynn for a limited return engagement (through Sunday, March 6). (more...)

Christie Brinkley to Make Broadway Debut in CHICAGO as 'Roxie' Apr. 4Christie Brinkley to Make Broadway Debut in CHICAGO as 'Roxie' Apr. 4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2011

Supermodel Christie Brinkley announced on Oprah today that she will make her Broadway debut as the morally corrupt 'Roxie Hart' in CHICAGO beginning April 4. (more...)

Brent Barrett Returns to CHICAGO as Billy Flynn, 2/7Brent Barrett Returns to CHICAGO as Billy Flynn, 2/7
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2011

On Monday, February 7, Broadway's Tony Award-winning hit musical CHICAGO will welcome back Broadway favorite Brent Barrett as Billy Flynn for a limited return engagement (through Sunday, March 6). (more...)

Special CHICAGO Announcement to Be Made on OPRAH , 2/4Special CHICAGO Announcement to Be Made on OPRAH , 2/4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2011

According to the show's Facebook page fans of CHICAGO should tune in to tomorrow's Oprah Winfrey Show for a special announcement. Tomorrows guests include Christie Brinkley, Beverly Johnson, Stephanie Seymour, Cheryl Tiegs and more. Could one of these ladies be joining the Broadway cast? Tune in to find out! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: ABC Colleagues Serenade Sawyer With PROMISES PROMISES TuneSTAGE TUBE: ABC Colleagues Serenade Sawyer With PROMISES PROMISES Tune
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 22, 2010

Diane Sawyer's co-workers had no intention of letting her 65th Birthday slide by unnoticed. (more...)

Bianca Marroquin Returns to CHICAGO as 'Roxie,' 12/20Bianca Marroquin Returns to CHICAGO as 'Roxie,' 12/20
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2010

On Monday, December 20, 2010, the Broadway company of the international musical smash CHICAGO is pleased to welcome back Bianca Marroquin to the starring role of merry murderess Roxie Hart, for a three-week limited holiday engagement through Sunday, January 9, 2011. (more...)

Bianca Marroquin Returns to CHICAGO as 'Roxie,' 12/20Bianca Marroquin Returns to CHICAGO as 'Roxie,' 12/20
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2010

On Monday, December 20, 2010, the Broadway company of the international musical smash CHICAGO is pleased to welcome back Bianca Marroquin to the starring role of merry murderess Roxie Hart, for a three-week limited holiday engagement through Sunday, January 9, 2011. (more...)

BWW TV Flashback 3: Opening Night of THE SCOTTSBORO BOYSBWW TV Flashback 3: Opening Night of THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS
by Broadway Beat - Dec 12, 2010

In honor of the show's (unfortunate) premature closing today, we present video highlights of the show along with interviews with the cast and creative from the show's opening night! (more...)

THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS  Plays Final Performance, 12/12THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Plays Final Performance, 12/12
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2010

THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS will play its final performance on Broadway this Sunday, December 12. (more...)

RIALTO CHATTER: THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS to Come Back to Broadway in Spring of '11?RIALTO CHATTER: THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS to Come Back to Broadway in Spring of '11?
by Rialto Chatter - Dec 10, 2010

The Wall Street Journal reports today that THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS may return to Broadway in the Spring for a repeat run just before the Tony Awards. According to the report, once THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS shutters in on Sunday, the producers are 'planning to put together a national tour for the musical and [hope] to bring it back to Broadway for a limited run before the Tony Awards in the spring.' (more...)

THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Hosts Post Performance Talk-backs 12/9THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Hosts Post Performance Talk-backs 12/9
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2010

On Wednesday, December 9, THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS will host a post-show talkback, moderated by CBS News correspondent Jan Crawford ("CBS Evening News," "Face the Nation," "Early Show," "CBS Sunday Morning"). (more...)

THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS To Play Final Performances This WeekTHE SCOTTSBORO BOYS To Play Final Performances This Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2010

THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS will play its final performance on Broadway this Sunday, December 12. (more...)

RIALTO CHATTER: Lee Daniels to Helm SCOTTSBORO BOYS on Screen?RIALTO CHATTER: Lee Daniels to Helm SCOTTSBORO BOYS on Screen?
by Rialto Chatter - Dec 3, 2010

Deadline.com reports today that Precious mastermind Lee Daniels has his eye on a screen adaptation of Kander & Ebb's SCOTTSBORO BOYS, playing out its final performances at the Lyceum Theatre on Broadway. According to the report: 'While The Scottsboro Boys ends its Broadway run on December 12 at the Lyceum Theatre, there are flickers of hope that the last collaboration between songwriting legends John Kander and Fred Ebb will have a feature future. I'm told that Oscar-nominated Precious director Lee Daniels has seen the show several times and is in early conversations to develop it.' (more...)

THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Host Post Performance Talk-backs 12/9THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Host Post Performance Talk-backs 12/9
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2010

On Wednesday, December 9, THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS will host a post-show talkback, moderated by CBS News correspondent Jan Crawford ("CBS Evening News," "Face the Nation," "Early Show," "CBS Sunday Morning"). (more...)

Photo Coverage: John Kander & THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS visit BordersPhoto Coverage: John Kander & THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS visit Borders
by Walter McBride - Dec 2, 2010

THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS will play its final performance on Broadway on Sunday, December 12. The production, which opened October 31 at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street), will have played 49 performances and 29 previews. Previews began on October 7. THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS is the last collaboration of Broadway songwriting legends John Kander and Fred Ebb. The musical features a book by David Thompson and is directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman. Yesterday, December 1, John Kander and the Boys visited Borders Book Store in New York to talk all things SCOTTSBORO and sign copies of the Vineyard production cast album. BroadwayWorld was on hand and brings you photo coverage below. (more...)

THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS to Close on Broadway December 12THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS to Close on Broadway December 12
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2010

THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS will play its final performance on Broadway on Sunday, December 12. The production, which opened October 31 at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street), will have played 49 performances and 29 previews. Previews began on October 7. (more...)

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