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Terence Maynard Joins Cast of  West End's CHICAGOTerence Maynard Joins Cast of West End's CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2011

Darius Campbell will finish his current run as Billy Flynn in CHICAGO on Saturday 24 December. Terence Maynard will return to the role on Monday 26 December. America Ferrera and Amra-Faye Wright will star as Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly until Saturday 31 December. From Monday 2 January, the roles of Roxie and Velma will be played by Sarah Soetaert and Rachel McDowall. James Doherty will continue as Amos Hart, Jasna Ivir as Mama Morton and R. Whitehead as Mary Sunshine. (more...)

Dates Set for CHICAGO Tour; Bastian, Booth, Dorgu to StarDates Set for CHICAGO Tour; Bastian, Booth, Dorgu to Star
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2011

David Ian in Association with Barry and Fran Weissler Presents the UK National Tour of Chicago opening at the Bradford Alhambra Theatre on Friday, Feburary 10, 2012. (more...)

Saturday Roundup: This Week on BroadwayWorldSaturday Roundup: This Week on BroadwayWorld
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 19, 2011

If you're looking for a quick roundup of this week's events on Broadway, look no further: here are some of the best articles the week had to offer! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Happy 15th Broadway Birthday CHICAGO!Photo Coverage: Happy 15th Broadway Birthday CHICAGO!
by Peter James Zielinski - Nov 15, 2011

On Monday, November 14, the internationally acclaimed revival of John Kander, Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse's Tony Award-winning musical CHICAGO celebrated its 15th anniversary on Broadway! BroadwayWorld was on hand for the milestone performance, and brings you photos from the festivities below! (more...)

THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Wins ACCA Award for Best Broadway ChorusTHE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Wins ACCA Award for Best Broadway Chorus
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2011

THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS will receive Actors' Equity Association's Advisory Committee on Chorus Affairs (ACCA) Fifth Annual ACCA Award for Outstanding Broadway Chorus. The honor is the only industry accolade of its kind and honors the distinctive talents and contributions made by the original chorus members of a Broadway musical. The award will be presented in the Actors' Equity Association Council Room, overlooking Times Square, on Friday, November 18, 2011. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at America Ferrera in CHICAGO!Photo Flash: First Look at America Ferrera in CHICAGO!
by BWW - Nov 8, 2011

Emmy, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award-winner America Ferrera, known across the world as Ugly Betty from the hit TV series of the same name, swaps her trademark braces for fishnets for eight weeks only, when she makes her British stage debut as the alluring publicity-seeker Roxie Hart in the smash hit musical CHICAGO. Ferrera began he run last night, November 7, and you can check out photos of the star in action below! (more...)

Darius Campbell to Star with America Ferrera in West End CHICAGODarius Campbell to Star with America Ferrera in West End CHICAGO
by BWW - Nov 7, 2011

Darius Campbell (formerly Danesh) will return to the smash hit musical CHICAGO when it re-opens at the Garrick Theatre on Monday 7 November to reprise his role as Billy Flynn opposite Emmy, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award-winner America Ferrera, who will be making her British stage debut as Roxie Hart. (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 - Nov 6, 2011

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

Darius Campbell to Star with America Ferrera in West End CHICAGODarius Campbell to Star with America Ferrera in West End CHICAGO
by BWW - Oct 27, 2011

Darius Campbell (formerly Danesh) will return to the smash hit musical CHICAGO when it re-opens at the Garrick Theatre on Monday 7 November to reprise his role as Billy Flynn opposite Emmy, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award-winner America Ferrera, who will be making her British stage debut as Roxie Hart. (more...)

Is Banderas-Led ZORBA Revival Back on Track for 2012-2013 Season?Is Banderas-Led ZORBA Revival Back on Track for 2012-2013 Season?
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2011

Stage and screen star Antonio Banderas has confirmed his intention to star in the Broadway revival of ZORBA, and hopes to see it open in September, 2011. (more...)

Photo Flash: Christopher Sieber, George Hamilton, et al. at LA CAGE AUX FOLLES National Tour Opening!Photo Flash: Christopher Sieber, George Hamilton, et al. at LA CAGE AUX FOLLES National Tour Opening!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2011

La Cage Aux Folles, starring film and TV actor George Hamilton and two-time Tony Award nominee and Christopher Sieber, just kicked off its national tour at Des Moines' Civic Center. Winner of three 2010 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical, this flashy comedy made Tony Awards history as the first show ever to win the Tony Award three times for best production. (more...)

America Ferrera to Take on Roxie in West End's CHICAGOAmerica Ferrera to Take on Roxie in West End's CHICAGO
by BWW - Oct 10, 2011

Emmy, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award-winner America Ferrera, known across the world as Ugly Betty from the hit TV series of the same name, swaps her trademark braces for fishnets from 7 November for eight weeks only, when she makes her British stage debut as the alluring publicity-seeker Roxie Hart in the smash hit musical CHICAGO. (more...)

League of Professional Theatre Women To Host TURNING 30 In Duffy SquareLeague of Professional Theatre Women To Host TURNING 30 In Duffy Square
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 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. (more...)

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 28, 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...)

League of Professional Theatre Women To Host TURNING 30 In Duffy SquareLeague of Professional Theatre Women To Host TURNING 30 In Duffy Square
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 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. (more...)

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...)

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