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Photo Flash: First Look at SMASH's Raza Jaffrey as CHICAGO'S 'Billy Flynn'Photo Flash: First Look at SMASH's Raza Jaffrey as CHICAGO'S 'Billy Flynn'
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2012

Life is imitating art for leading man Raza Jaffrey, as CHICAGO producer, Barry Weissler spotted him in the new Steven Spielberg TV series Smash, and immediately offered him the role of Billy Flynn in the West End production of the musical. He just began his run in CHICAGO at the Garrick Theatre and will continue through July 14, playing the role between David Bedella, and Olympian Robin Cousins, who joins on 17 July. (more...)

SMASH Star Raza Jaffrey Joins West End's CHICAGO, Now thru July 14SMASH Star Raza Jaffrey Joins West End's CHICAGO, Now thru July 14
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2012

Life is imitating art for leading man Raza Jaffrey, as CHICAGO producer, Barry Weissler spotted him in the new Steven Spielberg TV series Smash, and immediately offered him the role of Billy Flynn in the West End production of the musical. He stars in CHICAGO at the Garrick Theatre from tonight, 16 May to 14 July, playing the role between present Billy, David Bedella, who left the cast on 12 May, and Olympian Robin Cousins, who joins on 17 July. (more...)

SMASH Star Raza Jaffrey to Join West-End's CHICAGO from May 16 to July 14SMASH Star Raza Jaffrey to Join West-End's CHICAGO from May 16 to July 14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2012

Life is imitating art for leading man Raza Jaffrey, as CHICAGO producer, Barry Weissler spotted him in the new Steven Spielberg TV series Smash, and immediately offered him the role of Billy Flynn in the West End production of the musical. He will star in CHICAGO at the Garrick Theatre from 16 May to 14 July, playing the role between present Billy, David Bedella, who leaves the cast on 12 May, and Olympian Robin Cousins, who joins on 17 July. (more...)

Olympics Gold Medallist Robin Cousins to Star in CHICAGO, London, July-SeptemberOlympics Gold Medallist Robin Cousins to Star in CHICAGO, London, July-September
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2012

Olympics Gold Medallist Robin Cousins will star on the West End stage as Billy Flynn in the musical CHICAGO at the Garrick Theatre from 17 July, 10 days ahead of the Olympic Games Opening Ceremony. He will be in the show until 8 September, the day before the final day of the Paralympics. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jerry Herman Visits Maltz Jupiter Theatre's HELLO, DOLLY!Photo Flash: Jerry Herman Visits Maltz Jupiter Theatre's HELLO, DOLLY!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2012

The Maltz Jupiter Theatre presents the final show of its 2011/12 season Hello, Dolly! through April 1, directed by TonyŽ-nominated director and choreographer Marcia Milgrom Dodge and starring Broadway veteran Vicki Lewis and TonyŽ winner Gary Beach. Composer and lyricist Jerry Herman was in the audience at last night's show. Herman, who won a Tony Award for Hello, Dolly!, came backstage after the show and congratulated the cast on the performance. Check out the photo below! (more...)

Dates Set for CHICAGO Tour; Bastian, Booth, Dorgu to StarDates Set for CHICAGO Tour; Bastian, Booth, Dorgu to Star
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2012

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...)

Melissa Errico, Sarah Miller Lead York's Noel Coward Prize Concert Melissa Errico, Sarah Miller Lead York's Noel Coward Prize Concert
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2011

York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director) announces two December events; the concert and reception awarding the York Theatre Company Noël Coward Prize, celebrating individual musical theatre talent, to Barry Wyner (Calvin Berger); as well as a special party celebrating the release of the Original Cast Recording of the 2011 York Mainstage production, The Road to Qatar! (more...)

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...)

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