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WICKED Returns to Boston This SummerWICKED Returns to Boston This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Broadway In Boston, announced today that WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster and Boston's most popular musical will return to the Boston Opera House. WICKED will play a limited seven week engagement June 7 - July 23, 2017 as part of the 2016-2017 Lexus Broadway In Boston Season. (more...)

THE HUMANS, David Henry Hwang's SOFT POWER Headline 2017-18 at the Ahmanson TheatreTHE HUMANS, David Henry Hwang's SOFT POWER Headline 2017-18 at the Ahmanson Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Stephen Karam's four-time Tony Award-winning Broadway play THE HUMANS will be the centerpiece of the Ahmanson Theatre's 2017-18 season at Center Theatre Group next June, along with David Henry Hwang's new commission SOFT POWER. (more...)

Independent Shakespeare Co. presents West Coast Premiere of THE SNOW GEESEIndependent Shakespeare Co. presents West Coast Premiere of THE SNOW GEESE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Independent Shakespeare Co. (ISC), presenters of the Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival announce the west coast premiere of  THE SNOW GEESE by Sharr White (The Other Place), directed by Independent Shakespeare Co.'s Managing Director David Melville.  THE SNOW GEESE will begin previews on Saturday, March 11, will open on Friday, March 17 at 7:30pm and performs through Sunday, April 9 at Independent Studio in the Atwater Crossing Arts + Innovation Complex, 3191 Casitas Ave., #168 in Atwater Village. (more...)

ANGELS IN AMERICA, SKELETON CREW, 42nd Humana Festival Highlight Actors Theatre of Louisville's 2017-18 SeasonANGELS IN AMERICA, SKELETON CREW, 42nd Humana Festival Highlight Actors Theatre of Louisville's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Today, in the midst of preparations for the nation's most influential festivals of new work, the Humana Festival of New American Plays, Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Kevin E. Moore announce Actors Theatre of Louisville's 2017 - 2018 Season. (more...)

BWW Review: WICKED is a Concoction of Memorable Music, Visual TreatBWW Review: WICKED is a Concoction of Memorable Music, Visual Treat
by Vince Vicentuan - Feb 20, 2017

The much-anticipated return of WICKED did not fail to generate the buzz and crowd it was expected to. The throng that trooped to The Theatre at Solaire on February 8 was proof that this hit Broadway musical indeed has a Manila cult following, some of whom wickedly garbed in celebratory costumes, most flamboyant of which was Tessa Prieto-Valdes, a regular on big musical opening nights. (more...)

BWW Interview: Actress Judith Light Talks GOD LOOKED AWAY and Working with Al PacinoBWW Interview: Actress Judith Light Talks GOD LOOKED AWAY and Working with Al Pacino
by Don Grigware - Feb 20, 2017

Actress Judith Light certainly needs no introduction. A familiar face to television audiences, she co-starred in the soap One Life to Live winning two Daytime Emmy Awards and in prime time with Tony Danza in Who's the Boss?She has also won two Tony Awards for her stellar work on Broadway. She is a gay rights activist and she and her husband Robert Desiderio have contributed greatly to the gay community in Los Angeles over the years. Co-starring in Amazon's web series Transparent, she is currently performing double duty: the TV show by day and at night a workshop play God Looked Away at the Pasadena Playhouse sharing the stage with none other than icon Al Pacino. I caught up with her this week, and she talked briefly but joyously about the play, her role in it and working with Pacino. (more...)

WICKED Named Best West End Show for Third Time at WhatsOnStage AwardsWICKED Named Best West End Show for Third Time at WhatsOnStage Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2017

WICKED, the West End musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, has been named 'Best West End Show' by theatregoers for a third time at the WhatsOnStage Awards, tied with Les Miserables. The 17th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards were presented tonight (Sunday 19 February 2017) and marked the long-running hit musical's 10th WhatsOnStage Award win(which include 'Best New Musical' in 2007 and 'Best West End Show' in both 2010 and 2011). (more...)

VIDEO: Sally Field Sees Parallels Between GLASS MENAGERIE Character & Donald TrumpVIDEO: Sally Field Sees Parallels Between GLASS MENAGERIE Character & Donald Trump
by TV News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

On last night's LATE SHOW, Sally Field, who currently stars in Lincoln Center Theatre's revival of THE GLASS MENAGERIE, stopped by and explained why she sees parallels between today's protests and the sixties. (more...)

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Unveils 48th Season Including Two World Premieres and Five Regional PremieresTheatreWorks Silicon Valley Unveils 48th Season Including Two World Premieres and Five Regional Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Theatre enthusiasts packed the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts tonight to hear Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley and Managing Director Phil Santora of TheatreWorks Silicon Valley unveil the lineup for the company's 48th season. (more...)

Photo Coverage: WICKED Returns to Manila Gala NightPhoto Coverage: WICKED Returns to Manila Gala Night
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2017

Coming directly from a multi record-breaking tour of the UK and Ireland, Stephen Schwartz' WICKED plays in Manila for the second time as part of a major international tour. Gala night was held last Wednesday, February 8, 2017. (more...)

WICKED Welcomes 8 Millionth Theatregoer!WICKED Welcomes 8 Millionth Theatregoer!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

WICKED, the classic West End musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, welcomed its 8 millionth theatregoer to London's Apollo Victoria Theatre on Thursday 9 February 2017. Louise and David McCarter attended the performance and enjoyed a back stage visit with the cast after the performance. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Next Month for WICKED's Spring Run at Shea'sTickets on Sale Next Month for WICKED's Spring Run at Shea's
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

After breaking box office records and selling out in 2008 & 2012, WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster, will return as a 2016-17 Special Engagement to Shea's Buffalo Theatre, May 17 - June 4, 2017 for 24 performances, presented by Shea's and Albert Nocciolino. Press Night will be Thursday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Rush Ticket Policy Announced for THE GLASS MENAGERIE Beginning TonightRush Ticket Policy Announced for THE GLASS MENAGERIE Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Producer Scott Rudin announced has today the rush ticket policy for the Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street) starring two-time Academy Award winner Sally Field and two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello. (more...)

Six-Time Tony Winner Audra McDonald to Take the Stage in New OrleansSix-Time Tony Winner Audra McDonald to Take the Stage in New Orleans
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Record-breaking, six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald will return to New Orleans for Broadway @ NOCCA on March 31, 2017 as a benefit for the The NOCCA Institute. (more...)

WICKED Returns to the Historic Orpheum Theatre This AprilWICKED Returns to the Historic Orpheum Theatre This April
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Hennepin Theatre Trust announced that WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster and Minneapolis' most popular musical, will return as part of the 2016-2017 Bank of America Broadway on Hennepin Season April 12-May 14 at the historic Orpheum Theatre (910 Hennepin Avenue., Minneapolis). (more...)

VIDEO: Sheryl Lee Ralph Gushes on Broadway's WICKED on 'Wendy Williams'VIDEO: Sheryl Lee Ralph Gushes on Broadway's WICKED on 'Wendy Williams'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Legendary DREAMGIRL Sheryl Lee Ralph stopped by this week's WENDY WILLIAMS to talk about starring in the hit Broadway musical, WICKED. (more...)

WICKED Welcomes New Citizens of Oz Next MonthWICKED Welcomes New Citizens of Oz Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Beginning performances Tuesday, February 7, WICKED will welcome back PJ BENJAMIN, who will return to the Broadway blockbuster in the role of The Wizard, and CHAD JENNINGS, direct from the National Tour of WICKED, in the role of Doctor Dillamond. This is Chad's Broadway debut. (more...)

WICKED Extends in the West End to May 2018WICKED Extends in the West End to May 2018
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

WICKED, the West End musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is pleased to announce the opening of its 23rd new booking period at London's Apollo Victoria Theatre, with tickets now on sale until Saturday 26 May 2018. (more...)

WICKED Flies Back to Birmingham in 2018WICKED Flies Back to Birmingham in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

WICKED, the West End and Broadway musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is delighted to confirm that its spectacular, multi record-breaking and critically acclaimed touring production will return to the Birmingham Hippodrome in 2018. (more...)

WICKED to Fly Back to Bristol This SpringWICKED to Fly Back to Bristol This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

WICKED returns for four weeks only from Tuesday 6 February to Saturday 3 March 2018. Tickets go on general sale on Wednesday 1 February. (more...)

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