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John O'Hurley Reprises Role as 'Billy Flynn' in CHICAGO at Broward Center, Now thru 10/20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 09, 2013

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

Roz Ryan to Break Record for Most Performances of Any Leading Actress in CHICAGO's History, 10/21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 03, 2013

On Monday, October 21, the company of Broadway's Tony Award-winning, record-breaking smash hit musical Chicago will celebrate yet another record-breaking milestone. (more...)

Tony-Winner Billy Porter to be Honored at NYMF's 10th Annual Gala, 11/10
by BWW News Desk - Oct 03, 2013

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) has announced that 2013 Tony Awarda winner Billy Porter will be honored at its 10th Anniversary Gala to be held on Sunday, November 10th, at the Hudson Theater in Manhattan. The Gala will also celebrate NYMF's 10 years of creating and nurturing new musical theatre. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Bebe Neuwirth, Bianca Marroquin & Cast of CHICAGO Celebrate 7,000th Performance
by Jessica Gordon - Sep 27, 2013

It's the #1 longest-running American musical in Broadway history. It's now in its 17th record-breaking year on the Great White Way. It's been seen in over 30 countries and in 12 different languages worldwide since 1996. It's currently playing to packed houses in cities across the country in its newly-launched 15th national touring production. And on Tuesday, September 24, the Tony Award-winning stage musical sensation Chicago reached another extraordinary milestone with its 7,000th performance on Broadway! Check out a look back at the celebration below! (more...)

Broadway's CHICAGO Celebrates 7,000th Performance Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2013

It's the #1 longest-running American musical in Broadway history. It's now in its 17th record-breaking year on the Great White Way. It's been seen in over 30 countries and in 12 different languages worldwide since 1996. It's currently playing to packed houses in cities across the country in its newly-launched 15th national touring production. And tonight, September 24, the Tony Award-winning stage musical sensation CHICAGO will celebrate another extraordinary milestone with its 7,000th performance on Broadway! (more...)

Broadway's CHICAGO Celebrates 7,000th Performance Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2013

It's the No. 1 longest-running American musical in Broadway history. It's now in its 17th record-breaking year on the Great White Way. It's been seen in over 30 countries and in 12 different languages worldwide since 1996. It's currently playing to packed houses in cities across the country in its newly-launched 15th national touring production. And tonight, September 24, the Tony Award-winning stage musical sensation CHICAGO will celebrate another extraordinary milestone with its 7,000th performance on Broadway. (more...)

Andrea Martin Exits PIPPIN Today to Lead WORKING THE ENGELS Sitcom in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2013

The producers of the Broadway hit PIPPIN congratulate two-time Tony Award winner Andrea Martin, who will depart the production following today's performance to lead the cast of the new Global TV series 'Working the Engels,' which will film in Toronto. The show is currently playing at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). (more...)

CHICAGO, Starring Paige Davis and John O'Hurley, Returns to the Fabulous Fox Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 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 tonight, September 20 through September 22. (more...)

Broadway's CHICAGO to Celebrate 7,000th Performance, Sept 24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2013

It's the No. 1 longest-running American musical in Broadway history. It's now in its 17th record-breaking year on the Great White Way. It's been seen in over 30 countries and in 12 different languages worldwide since 1996. It's currently playing to packed houses in cities across the country in its newly-launched 15th national touring production. And on Tuesday, September 24, the Tony Award-winning stage musical sensation CHICAGO will celebrate another extraordinary milestone with its 7,000th performance on Broadway. (more...)

They've Got Magic to Do: PIPPIN Now On Sale Through August 31, 2014
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2013

The producers of the 2013 Tony Award winning Best Revival of a Musical PIPPIN have announcedthat a new block of tickets have gone on sale and seats are now available for purchase through August 31, 2014. Roger O. Hirson and Stephen Schwartz's PIPPIN is directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus and features choreography by Tony Award nominee 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). PIPPIN is now playing at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). (more...)

Broadway's CHICAGO to Celebrate 7,000th Performance, 9/24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2013

This remarkable milestone-performance achievement has only occurred twice before in Broadway theatre history -- by Cats (which closed in its 18th year after 7,485 performances) and The Phantom of the Opera (now in its 26th year). (more...)

Photo Flash: Pre-Gala Reception for Career Transitions for Dancers' BROADWAY & BEYOND! Jubilee
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2013

Philanthropists Ann & William Van Ness hosted a Pre-Gala Cocktail Reception at their elegant Upper East Side townhouse home, Tuesday, September 10 to celebrate ROLEX presents BROADWAY & BEYOND! Celebrating Theatre & Dance - Career Transition For Dancers' 28th Anniversary Jubilee. Friends and supporters sipped champagne and nibbled on exquisite hors d'oeuvres while learning about the exciting plans for the upcoming gala and the incredible live auction that will take place at the grand affair. Among those in attendance were Anka Palitz, Robert Bradford & Barbara Taylor Bradford, Michele Herbert, Fran & Barry Weissler, Patricia & Thomas Shiah, Fe Fendi, Cynthia Fisher, Alex Dube, Aubrey Lynch, Jerry & Susan Baker, Vicki & Christopher Kellogg and scores of dance world luminaries and patrons. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Tickets to National Tour of CHICAGO's Run at Hobby Center on Sale 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2013

Tickets start at $30 and can be purchased by calling (800) 982-ARTS or visiting www.BroadwayAtTheHobbyCenter.com orwww.TheHobbyCenter.org. For groups of 10 or more, please call 888-451-5986 or e-mail houston.groups@broadwayacrossamerica.com. (more...)

CHICAGO, Starring Paige Davis, Carol Woods and John O'Hurley, Kicks Off National Tour Today in WA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2013

Paige Davis and Carol Woods are headed back to CHICAGO, packing up and heading out on the road with Terra C. MacLeod as Velma Kelly beginning today, August 31, in Tacoma, Washington. Television star John O'Hurley is also featured in the national tour, performing in a number of cities as Billy Flynn. (more...)

BREAKING NEWS: Christopher Sieber to Step in for Terrence Mann as 'Charles' in PIPPIN For 16 Performances This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2013

The producers of the Tony Award winning new Broadway production of PIPPIN have just announced that two-time Tony Award nominee Christopher Sieber (La Cage aux Folles, Shrek The Musical) will play the role of 'Charles' on Sunday, September 1 through Wednesday, September 4 and Sunday, September 15 through Wednesday, September 25 while three-time Tony Award nominee Terrence Mann is on vacation. Mr. Mann returns to the role full-time on Thursday, September 26. PIPPIN is now playing at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). (more...)

Breaking News: Andrea Martin to Exit PIPPIN Sept 22 to Lead WORKING THE ENGELS Sitcom in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2013

The producers of the Broadway hit PIPPIN are pleased to congratulate two-time Tony Award winner Andrea Martin who will depart the production following the Sunday, September 22nd performance to lead the cast of the new Global TV series 'Working the Engels,' which will film in Toronto. A replacement for the role of 'Berthe' in PIPPIN will be announced soon. The show is currently playing at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). (more...)

Andrea Martin Returns to PIPPIN Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2013

For much of the month of August, Tovah Feldshuh (Irena's Vow, Golda's Balcony) has played the role of 'Berthe', filling in while two-time Tony Award winner Andrea Martin was on vacation. Martin returns to the role full-time tonight, August 27. PIPPIN is now playing at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). (more...)

Ryan Silverman to Join Broadway's CHICAGO as 'Billy Flynn,' 8/30; Bianca Marroquin, Roz Ryan to Return in September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2013

On Friday, August 30, the company is pleased to welcome Ryan Silverman (The Phantom of the Opera, Passion) in his debut engagement in the role of 'that silver-tongued Prince of the Courtroom' Billy Flynn. He'll be joined on by celebrated CHICAGO veteran Roz Ryan (Dreamgirls, 'Amen'), who returns as Matron 'Mama' Morton on Sunday, September 1. And beginning Monday, September 2, acclaimed leading lady and Latina superstar Bianca Marroquin reprises her star-making turn as 'foxy' Roxie Hart. (more...)

Tickets to CHICAGO's Run at Bass Concert Hall on Sale 8/23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2013

Tickets to the show's run will go on sale FRIDAY, AUGUST 23 at 10:00 AM. Start at $25. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 23 at 10 a.m. and are available at BroadwayinAustin.com, the Bass Concert Hall box office, all Texas Box Office Outlets, by phone at (512) 477-6060. For groups of 10 or more, call toll free at (877) 275-3804 or e-mail Austin.groups@broadwayacrossamerica.com. (more...)

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...)

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