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'CURIOUS INCIDENT' to Offer Specially Priced Lottery in Celebration of Book's Anniversary'CURIOUS INCIDENT' to Offer Specially Priced Lottery in Celebration of Book's Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

The Tony Award-winning production of the National Theatre's THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME announces a $13 Ticket Lottery in celebration of the 13th Anniversary of Mark Haddon's book The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time on Tuesday, May 31 at 5:00PM. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda, HAMILTON, THE COLOR PURPLE & More  Win Big at the 2016 Drama League Awards!Lin-Manuel Miranda, HAMILTON, THE COLOR PURPLE & More Win Big at the 2016 Drama League Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

The Drama League (Executive Artistic Director, Gabriel Shelian-Shanks) gathers today for the 82nd Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony, hosted by 2016 Tony® Award-nominees, Zachary Levi (She Loves Me) and Megan Hilty (Noises Off), in the Broadway Ballroom at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway).  (more...)

Rachel Tucker Returns To West End WICKED! New Cast Announced!Rachel Tucker Returns To West End WICKED! New Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

WICKED, the West End musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is proud to announce that, from Monday 5 September 2016, the new cast that will lead the award-winning show through its 10th birthday celebrations at the Apollo Victoria Theatre will include: Rachel Tucker, who will return to the London production direct from a triumphant run on Broadway to play Elphaba; Suzie Mathers, who joins from the Australian production to star as Glinda; Oliver Savile, who continues as Fiyero; Anita Dobson, who joins to play Madame Morrible; Mark Curry, who continues as The Wizard; original cast member Martin Ball, who returns to play Doctor Dillamond; original cast member Katie Rowley Jones, who continues as Nessarose and Idriss Kargbo, who joins to play Boq. (more...)

Jennifer DiNoia Will Fly Back Into Broadway's WICKED This Summer!Jennifer DiNoia Will Fly Back Into Broadway's WICKED This Summer!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Beginning Monday, August 1, JENNIFER DiNOIA will assume the role of Elphaba in the Broadway company of WICKED.  Jennifer has performed the role of Elphaba in seven companies across four countries, more than any other actress in the show's history.   (more...)

WICKED Announces UK/International Tour Cast - Jacqueline Hughes, Carly Anderson, Bradley Jaden and More; Opens at Alhambra Theatre, July 20WICKED Announces UK/International Tour Cast - Jacqueline Hughes, Carly Anderson, Bradley Jaden and More; Opens at Alhambra Theatre, July 20
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

WICKED, the West End and Broadway musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is delighted to announce that Jacqueline Hughes (Elphaba), Carly Anderson (Glinda), Bradley Jaden (Fiyero), Steven Pinder (The Wizard and Doctor Dillamond), Kim Ismay (Madame Morrible), Iddon Jones (Boq), Emily Shaw (Nessarose) and Jodie Steele (Standby for Elphaba) will lead the cast at the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford from Wednesday 20 July 2016 (and on its subsequent international tour). (more...)

VIDEO: Michelle Williams Says Shia LaBeouf Was CABARET'S 'Best Audience Member Ever!'VIDEO: Michelle Williams Says Shia LaBeouf Was CABARET'S 'Best Audience Member Ever!'
by TV News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Michelle Williams stopped by last night's LATE SHOW and reminisced about the time she was starring in CABARET during the famous incident when Shia LaBeouf was arrested. (more...)

SHE LOVES ME, HAMILTON, THE CRUCIBLE & More Earn 2016 Drama League Nominations; Check Out the Full List!SHE LOVES ME, HAMILTON, THE CRUCIBLE & More Earn 2016 Drama League Nominations; Check Out the Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

The 2016 Drama League Award Nominees for Outstanding Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award were just announced this morning at Sardi's, by Aladdin stars Adam Jacobs, Courtney Reed and James Monroe Iglehart. Check out the full list of nominees below! (more...)

VIDEO: BLACKBIRD's Michelle Williams Talks Show's Intensity: 'It's A Train That Takes Off'VIDEO: BLACKBIRD's Michelle Williams Talks Show's Intensity: 'It's A Train That Takes Off'
by TV News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Michelle Williams takes on a super-serious role in Broadway's BLACKBIRD, opposite Jeff Daniels. The actress stopped by this morning's TODAY to talk about the show's intensity. (more...)

Photo Flash: Britain's Got Talent Singing Sensation Beau Dermott Visits WICKEDPhoto Flash: Britain's Got Talent Singing Sensation Beau Dermott Visits WICKED
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2016

WICKED, the West End musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, was delighted to welcome Beau Dermott and her family to the Apollo Victoria Theatre last night (Friday 15 April), where she met the cast after the show. 12 year old Beau's rendition of Wicked's hit song 'Defying Gravity' wowed the judges on ITV's Britain's Got Talent, winning her the 'Golden Buzzer' and immediately securing herself a place in the live semi-finals. (more...)

DVR Alert: BLACKBIRD's Michelle Williams, 'Unbreakable's Tituss Bergess to Visit NBC's TODAYDVR Alert: BLACKBIRD's Michelle Williams, 'Unbreakable's Tituss Bergess to Visit NBC's TODAY
by TV News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

NBC has announced that on Monday, April 18 Michelle Williams will stop by TODAY to talk about starring in the Broadway drama BLACKBIRD. (more...)

WICKED Becomes 8th Longest-Running Show in West EndWICKED Becomes 8th Longest-Running Show in West End
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

WICKED, the West End musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, has become the 8th longest-running show currently playing in the West End*, following the closure on Saturday 9th April 2016 of Billy Elliot The Musical after an incredible run of 11 years. Wicked, which is now in its 10th year, is already the 19th longest-running show in West End theatre history*.  *Information verified by The Society of London Theatre. (more...)

UK's WICKED to Play 4000th Performance, TodayUK's WICKED to Play 4000th Performance, Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

WICKED, the West End musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, will play its landmark 4000th performance at 2.30pm today (Wednesday 30 March 2016). The award-winning production is currently the9th longest-running show in the West End* and already the 19th longest-running show in West End theatre history*.  *Information verified by The Society of London Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Mark Curry as The Wizard in the West End's WICKEDPhoto Flash: First Look at Mark Curry as The Wizard in the West End's WICKED
by Marianka Swain - Mar 29, 2016

West End musical phenomenon WICKED, which tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, has released the first pictures of Mark Curry as The Wizard. Actor and presenter Curry took over the role on March 25, alongside Emma Hatton (Elphaba), Savannah Stevenson (Glinda), Oliver Savile (Fiyero), Liza Sadovy (Madame Morrible), Sean Kearns (Doctor Dillamond), Daniel Hope (Boq) and Katie Rowley Jones (Nessarose). (more...)

WICKED Makes a Return to Manila, Feb 2017WICKED Makes a Return to Manila, Feb 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

WICKED, the Broadway and London's West End blockbuster, acclaimed as 'one of the greatest musicals of our time' (Daily Mail, UK) is set to cast its magical spell over Manila audiences when it returns in February 2017. To be part of the ticket waitlist, visit TicketWorld.com.ph. (more...)

Breaking News: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME Will Conclude Broadway Run in SeptemberBreaking News: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME Will Conclude Broadway Run in September
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

The Tony Award-winning production of the National Theatre's THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME will close on Sunday, September 4, 2016. It will have played 23 previews and 800 regular performances (including 1 Actors Fund performance). The production opened on October 5, 2014 (previews began September 10, 2014) at the Barrymore Theatre. (more...)

Rejoicify! WICKED Brings in Over $1 Billion in Broadway Box Office SalesRejoicify! WICKED Brings in Over $1 Billion in Broadway Box Office Sales
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Since opening in October 2003, the blockbuster musical WICKED has grossed over $1 billion solely from its Broadway Box Office, a milestone reached in a record 12½ years -- faster, by far, than any other production in Broadway history.  It joins The Lion King and The Phantom of the Opera as the only shows to have grossed $1 billion in Broadway Box Office. (more...)

Tony-Winning Producer Stacey Mindich Receives 2016 Robert Whitehead Award TodayTony-Winning Producer Stacey Mindich Receives 2016 Robert Whitehead Award Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Tony Award-winning Broadway producer Stacey Mindich will be presented The Commercial Theater Institute's Robert Whitehead Award for 'outstanding achievement in commercial theatre producing' at a reception at Sardi's today, March 15, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jeff Daniels and Michelle Williams in BLACKBIRD on Broadway!Photo Flash: First Look at Jeff Daniels and Michelle Williams in BLACKBIRD on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

Opening night is Thursday, March 10, for David Harrower's BLACKBIRD, the Olivier Award-winning drama starring Jeff Daniels and Michelle Williams, and directed by Joe Mantello. BLACKBIRD is playing at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street) for an 18-week limited engagement through June 11, 2016. Previews began Friday, February 5. Check out a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Attention Ozians! Broadway's WICKED Will Launch Digital Lottery Next WeekAttention Ozians! Broadway's WICKED Will Launch Digital Lottery Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

Attention Ozians! The Broadway blockbuster Wicked will add a digital lottery to its current ticket offerings beginning next Tuesday, March 8, it was announced today. (more...)

WICKED Passes RENT to Become 10th Longest-Running Show on Broadway TodayWICKED Passes RENT to Become 10th Longest-Running Show on Broadway Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2016

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