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Sean Hayes Just Being Himself in AN ACT OF GODSean Hayes Just Being Himself in AN ACT OF GOD
by Michael Dale - Feb 4, 2016

The hit Broadway comedy is now tailored for a new star and a new location. (more...)

BLACKBIRD, Starring Jeff Daniels and Michelle Williams, Starts Tomorrow; Rush Policy Set!BLACKBIRD, Starring Jeff Daniels and Michelle Williams, Starts Tomorrow; Rush Policy Set!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

A friendly reminder! Previews begin tomorrow, Friday, February 5 at 8 PM for David Harrower's BLACKBIRD, the Olivier Award-winning drama starring Jeff Daniels and Michelle Williams at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street). A limited number of general rush tickets priced at $32 each will be available at the box office on the day of the performance. (more...)

West End's WICKED to Welcome Mark Curry as Newest Wizard in MarchWest End's WICKED to Welcome Mark Curry as Newest Wizard in March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

WICKED, the West End musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is pleased to announce that the actor and presenter Mark Curry will play The Wizard from 25 March 2016. Tom McGowan will play his final performance as The Wizard on 12 March 2016. From 14-24 March 2016, the role will be played by Sean Kearns. (more...)

John Cariani, Mary Testa, Max von Essen and More Set for Transport Group's GIMME A BREAK! GalaJohn Cariani, Mary Testa, Max von Essen and More Set for Transport Group's GIMME A BREAK! Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Just in, multiple-time Tony and Drama Desk nominees Kate Baldwin, John Cariani, Marc Kudisch, Julia Murney, Mary Testa, Max von Essen, will be some of the performers at Transport Group's annual gala, 'Gimme a Break!' on March 7, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Pics! Sean Hayes Leads AN ACT OF GOD at the Ahmanson Theatre, Beginning TonightPhoto Flash: New Pics! Sean Hayes Leads AN ACT OF GOD at the Ahmanson Theatre, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2016

Check out all-new production shots featuring Sean Hayes, David Josefsberg, and James Gleason below! (more...)

Previews Begin Today in LA for Sean Hayes-Led AN ACT OF GOD!Previews Begin Today in LA for Sean Hayes-Led AN ACT OF GOD!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2016

The hit Broadway comedy An Act of God starring Emmy Award winner Sean Hayes begins performances tonight, Saturday, January 30, 2016 at the Center Theatre Group / Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles. The limited six-week engagement officially opens on Wednesday, February 10 and continues through Sunday, March 13. (more...)

West End's WICKED Extends Booking, Thru April 29West End's WICKED Extends Booking, Thru April 29
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

WICKED, the West End musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is delighted to announce the opening of its 21st new booking period, on Monday 1 February 2016 at 10am, with over 500,000 new tickets going on sale for performances until Saturday 29 April 2017. (more...)

WICKED to Play Autism-Friendly Performance in MayWICKED to Play Autism-Friendly Performance in May
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

WICKED, the classic West End musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, has announced its first ever Autism-Friendly performance on Saturday 14 May 2016 at 1:30pm. (more...)

Carrie St. Louis, Judy Kaye, Peter Scolari & More Will Join Broadway's WICKED Next Month!Carrie St. Louis, Judy Kaye, Peter Scolari & More Will Join Broadway's WICKED Next Month!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Good news! The Broadway blockbuster WICKED will welcome several new cast members to the Gershwin Theatre next month. (more...)

Emily Koch to Star as 'Elphaba' in WICKED at Segerstrom Center This SpringEmily Koch to Star as 'Elphaba' in WICKED at Segerstrom Center This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

The WICKED tour is thrilled to welcome Emily Koch as Elphaba, Amanda Jane Cooper as Glinda, Megan Masako Haley as Nessarose and Sam Seferian as Boq at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa February 17 - March 6, 2016. (more...)

Transport Group to Host 'Gimme a Break!' Benefit in MarchTransport Group to Host 'Gimme a Break!' Benefit in March
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

Transport Group, the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and OBIE Award-winning theatre company, has announced its annual gala Gimme a Break!, and will honor 5-Time Tony nominee Michael John LaChiusa and TheaterMania.com and its CEO Gretchen Shugart, on Monday, March 7, 2016 at the New York Times Center, 242 West 41st Street with the Transporting American Theatre Award for their significant contributions to the American Theatre.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Remembering Brian BedfordPhoto Coverage: Remembering Brian Bedford
by Walter McBride - Jan 13, 2016

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier today, seven-time Tony Award nominee and winner for Broadway's THE SCHOOL FOR WIVES Brian Bedford passed away today, January 13. He was 80 years old. (more...)

Up on the Marquee: THE HUMANS on BroadwayUp on the Marquee: THE HUMANS on Broadway
by Walter McBride - Jan 8, 2016

The Broadway production of Stephen Karam's much-raved-about new play, The Humans, will begin performances at Broadway's Helen Hayes Theatre (240 West 44th Street) on Saturday, January 23, 2016, and open officially on Thursday, February 18. Directed by Tony Award winner Joe Mantello, the play will feature its entire acclaimed current Off-Broadway cast. Check out photos of the marquee below! (more...)

Something to Look Forward to! Plays Bowing on Broadway in 2016Something to Look Forward to! Plays Bowing on Broadway in 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 3, 2016

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a look at all of the upcoming plays from Roundabout, Manhattan Theatre Club, and more, currently slated to bow on the Great White Way in 2016! (more...)

Looking Back and Moving Forward! Shows That Closed in 2015Looking Back and Moving Forward! Shows That Closed in 2015
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 1, 2016

Happy New Year, BroadwayWorld! As we eagerly anticipate the amazing musicals and plays coming up in 2016, we're taking a moment to look back at the significant Broadway closings of 2015. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 12/26-12/27/2015Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 12/26-12/27/2015
by - Dec 27, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, December 27, 2015 - Sunday, December 27, 2015. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 12/27/15 - Joe MantelloSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 12/27/15 - Joe Mantello
by Stage Tube - Dec 27, 2015

Happy Birthday, Joe Mantello! Mantello is perhaps best known for his work on Broadway productions of Wicked, Take Me Out and Assassins, as well as earlier in his career being one of the original Broadway cast of Angels in America. He most recently starred in last year's Tony winning revival of The Normal Heart. (more...)

WICKED Sets Lottery Policy for Blumenthal Performing Arts EngagementWICKED Sets Lottery Policy for Blumenthal Performing Arts Engagement
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

    A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is returning to Blumenthal Performing Arts with performances from Jan. 6 - 31.  Two and one-half hours prior to each performance, people who present themselves at the Ovens Auditorium box office will have their names placed in a lottery drum; thirty minutes later, names will be drawn for a limited number of orchestra seats at $25 each, cash only.  This lottery is available only in-person at the box office, with a limit of two tickets per person.  Lottery participants must have a valid photo ID when submitting their entry form and, if chosen, when purchasing tickets.  (more...)

VIDEO: Which 'View' Host Just Made Her Broadway Debut in WICKED? Find Out!VIDEO: Which 'View' Host Just Made Her Broadway Debut in WICKED? Find Out!
by TV News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

Below, watch Collins make her 28-second Broadway debut in WICKED, after she gets a little advice from the show's current stars, Kara Lindsay and Rachel Tucker. (more...)

Up on the Marquee: BLACKBIRDUp on the Marquee: BLACKBIRD
by Walter McBride - Dec 17, 2015

David Harrower's BLACKBIRD, the Olivier Award-winning drama, starring Jeff Daniels and Michelle Williams, is coming to Broadway.  The production, to be directed by Joe Mantello, will begin previews Friday, February 5, and open Thursday, March 10, at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street). BLACKBIRD will play an 18-week limited engagement through June 12, 2016. Check out photos of the marquee below! (more...)

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