Fran Weissler News

CHICAGO, Starring Paige Davis and John O'Hurley, to Return to the Fabulous Fox Theatre, 9/20-22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2013

CHICAGO is back in town and it's pure entertainment! The first national tour of CHICAGO returns to the Fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis from September 20 through September 22. (more...)

Paige Davis & Carol Woods Headed Back to Broadway's CHICAGO, Will Lead National Tour Opposite John O'Hurley
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2013

Davis will succeed Amy Spanger as Roxie Hart beginning tomorrow, August 13, and continue performances through August 28. Woods will play Mama Morton from August 20-28, after Russian singer Larisa Dolina's Broadway debut in the role. (more...)

Breaking News: Tovah Feldshuh to Sub for Andrea Martin in PIPPIN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 08, 2013

The producers of the Tony Award winning new Broadway production of PIPPIN have announced that four-time Tony Award nominee Tovah Feldshuh (Irena's Vow, Golda's Balcony) will play the role of 'Berthe' on Friday, August 9 through Sunday, August 11 and Tuesday, August 20 through Sunday, August 25 while two-time Tony Award winner Andrea Martin is on vacation. Ms. Martin returns to the role full-time on Tuesday, August 27. PIPPIN is now playing at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). (more...)

Cast of PIPPIN Kicks Off 'Back to School' Season at Bloomingdale's Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 08, 2013

The Tony Award winning Best Revival of a Musical PIPPIN will help kick off 'Back to School' shopping at Bloomingdale's (1000 3rd Ave, NYC) with a special event today, August 8th from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (more...)

John O'Hurley to Reprise Role as 'Billy Flynn' in CHICAGO at Broward Center, 10/9-20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 07, 2013

CHICAGO, winner of six 1997 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, is returning to Fort Lauderdale October 9th. (more...)

John O'Hurley to Rejoin CHICAGO National Tour as 'Billy Flynn'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 07, 2013

Producers Barry and Fran Weissler announced that the suave, debonair, award-winning actor and star of stage, TV & film will return to the road in the national tour of CHICAGO, reprising his role of Billy Flynn in select cities. The relaunch of the wildly successful national tour will kick off Sept. 3 in Portland, Oregon. (more...)

Cast of PIPPIN to Kick Off 'Back to School' Season at Bloomingdale's, 8/8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 01, 2013

The Tony Award winning Best Revival of a Musical PIPPIN will help kick off "Back to School" shopping at Bloomingdale's (1000 3rd Ave, NYC) with a special event on Thursday, August 8th from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. In addition to unveiling four PIPPIN-themed window displays on 3rdAvenue featuring costumes from the show, cast members will be on hand at 5:30 p.m. to perform a few song selections. The event will also boast fun circus-themed activities for the whole family including face painting, juggling and various contests. Bloomingdale's shoppers who spend $350 or more in women's fashion will receive a voucher, good for two tickets, to see PIPPIN on Broadway, while supplies last. (more...)

Tickets to CHICAGO at Morrison Center on Sale Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2013

CHICAGO which opened to rave reviews on November 14th, 1996, now has the distinction of beingthe longest running American musical in Broadway history and fourth longest-running production in Broadway history, and... shows no sign of ever slowing down! Tickets will go on sale today, July 19 at 10:00 AM. (more...)

Tickets to CHICAGO at Morrison Center on Sale 7/19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2013

CHICAGO which opened to rave reviews on November 14th, 1996, now has the distinction of beingthe longest running American musical in Broadway history and fourth longest-running production in Broadway history, and... shows no sign of ever slowing down! Tickets will go on sale Friday, July 26 at 10:00 AM. Ticket prices range from $37.50 to $57.50 and will be available at the Morrison Center box office located at 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane on the campus of Boise State University, select Bronco Shops, by visiting BoiseStateTickets.com, or by calling (208) 426-1110. Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling (208) 426-4103. (more...)

Laura Osnes & Santino Fontana to Host National High School Musical Theater Awards, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2013

The Tony-nominated stars of the Broadway musical Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA -- Laura Osnes (Cinderella) and Santino Fontana (the Prince) --will host the 5th Annual National High School Musical Theater Awards (NHSMTA) today, July 1 at the Minskoff Theater on Broadway. Student winners from 31 regional awards will compete in the national event for the Jimmy Awards, named after Broadway theater owner and producer James M. ("Jimmy") Nederlander. (more...)

Wendy Williams Begins Performances Today in CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2013

Producers Barry and Fran Weissler welcome celebrated talk show host and best-selling author Wendy Williams in her Broadway debut engagement as Matron 'Mama' Morton in the Tony Award-winning musical smash CHICAGO, beginning today, June 28. (more...)

Wendy Williams to Begin Performances in CHICAGO, June 28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2013

Producers Barry and Fran Weissler announced today that celebrated talk show host and best-selling author Wendy Williams will now begin her Broadway debut engagement as Matron 'Mama' Morton in the Tony Award-winning musical smash CHICAGO on Friday, June 28. (more...)

Alexander Gemignani Joins Cast of CHICAGO as 'Billy Flynn' Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2013

The acclaimed revival of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking musical smash CHICAGO welcomes Drama Desk nominee Alexander Gemignani tonight, June 18, in the role of 'that silver-tongued Prince of the Courtroom' Billy Flynn. (more...)

PIPPIN Tops Billboard's Cast Album Chart
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2013

PIPPIN - the New Broadway Cast Recording from Ghostlight Records - debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Cast Albums chart the week after its June 4 digital release. It also hit #34 on the Digital Albums Chart and #92 on the Billboard Top 200. (more...)

PIPPIN Releases New Block of Tickets, Now On Sale Through January 5, 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2013

The producers of the recently crowned 2013 Tony Award winning Best Revival of a Musical PIPPIN are pleased to announce that a new block of tickets have gone on sale and seats are now available for purchase through January 5, 2014. PIPPIN, now playing at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street), also took Tony Awards for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Patina Miller), Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Andrea Martin) and Best Direction of a Musical (Diane Paulus). (more...)

PIPPIN to Play Four-Week San Francisco Run in 2014!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2013

SHN's Founder and President Carole Shorenstein Hays announced that PIPPIN, last night's Tony Award- Winner for BEST MUSICAL REVIVAL, plus 3 more Tony Awards, will be the 5th and final production of SHN's 2013-2014 Season. PIPPIN will play a four-week engagement at the SHN Golden Gate Theatre September 24-October 19, 2014. Roger O. Hirson and Stephen Schwartz's beloved coming-of-age musical comedy PIPPIN is directed by Tony Award-Winner Diane Paulus, featuring choreography by Chet Walker in the style of Bob Fosse, and circus creation by Gypsy Snider of the Montreal-based circus company Les 7 doigts de la main(also known as 7 Fingers). (more...)

Photo Coverage: PIPPIN Cast Celebrates Four Tony Wins!
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Jun 10, 2013

The cast and creative team of PIPPIN took home for trophies at last night's 67th Annual Tony Awards, including Best Direction of a Musical, Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical, Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical, and Best Revival of a Musical. The cast and creative team continued celebrating after the ceremony at Radio City Music Hall and BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the exclusive party below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Full Access! Inside the 2013 Tony Award Winners Room!
by Walter McBride - Jun 10, 2013

The cheers, the laughs, the magic and the music, there was all that and more at the 67th Tony Awards! (more...)

PIPPIN Producers Developing WAITRESS Musical with Diane Paulus, Paula Vogel and Sara Bareilles?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 09, 2013

PIPPIN's producers Barry and Fran Weissler revealed to the press during tonight's Tony Awards ceremony that they are working on a musical adaptation of the 2007 film Waitress, to be directed by Tony winner Diane Paulus (Pippin) with a score by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel and pop singer Sara Bareilles. (more...)

PIPPIN Wins Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jun 09, 2013

PIPPIN has won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. The production has received 4 Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Revival of a Musical, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Diane Paulus),Outstanding Choreography (Chet Walker & Gypsy Snider) and Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Andrea Martin). (more...)

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