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THE BOOK OF MORMON Breaks INB Performing Arts Center House Record
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, has broken the house record in Spokane, WA for the week ending August 17 the INB Performing Arts Center grossing $1,673,452.00 for a standard 8-performance week. THE BOOK OF MORMON breaks the record, previously set by Wicked in 2011. (more...)

BWW TV: Kyle Selig and PIPPIN Tour Cast Take on ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 20, 2014

The national tour company of Pippin recently took part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which has been dominating social media all week. Who'd they challenge in return? The Broadway casts of Mamma Mia!, Newsies, Newsies, and Pippin. Check out their wet submission below! (more...)

Williamstown Theatre Festival's THE VISIT, Starring Chita Rivera Closes Today, 8/17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2014

The newly staged version of Kander and Ebb's The Visit, starring Chita Rivera, concludes its run in the Williamstown Theatre Festival today, August 17. Under the direction of John Doyle, the show officially opened on August 2. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Breaks House Record in Philadelphia; Runs Through 9/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, has broken the house record in Philadelphia, PA for the week ending August 10 the Forrest Theatre grossing $1,678,495.00 for a standard 8-performance week. This tops the previous record, held by Jersey Boys in 2012 of $1,617,700.00. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Single Tickets Go on Sale 9/13 in Kitchener
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

The producers of THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards , including Best Musical, and Broadway Across Canada announced today that single tickets will go on sale Saturday September 13 at 10:00am in Kitchener (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from Williamstown Theatre Festival's THE VISIT with Chita Rivera, Roger Rees and More!
by Stage Tube - Aug 12, 2014

Williamstown Theatre Festival presents The Visit, running on the Main Stage through August 17, 2014. Check out highlights from the production below! (more...)

PIPPIN Finds Its Next King! NEWSIES' John Dossett to Join Cast as 'Charles'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Beginning Tuesday, August 26th, John Dossett will join the all-new Tony Award winning production of Pippin in the role of 'Charles.' PIPPIN is now playing at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). Tony Award winner John Rubinstein departs the production on Sunday, August 24 to join the national tour, which launches September 6 in Denver, CO. (more...)

PIPPIN National Tour Coming to Segerstrom Center, 11/11-23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Experience the thrilling 2013 Tony Award-winning musical PIPPIN, described as 'an eye-popping, jaw-dropping, visually stunning extravaganza. The thrill of the season!' by NY1. Tickets to PIPPIN at Segerstrom Center for the Arts are available now by subscribing to the 2014 - 2015 Broadway Series. Single tickets start at $29 and will go on sale Monday, August 18 at 10 a.m. PST. Tickets will be available online at SCFTA.org, the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa or by calling (714) 556-2787. For inquiries about group ticket savings for 10 or more, call the Group Services office at (714) 755-0236. The TTY number is (714) 556-2746. The 2 p.m. performance on Saturday, November 22 will include audio description, open captioning and sign-language interpretation. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Chita Rivera Makes it Worth THE VISIT to Williamstown Theatre Festival
by Nancy Grossman - Aug 07, 2014

Broadway legend Chita Rivera makes her Williamstown Theatre Festival debut opposite Festival favorite and former Artistic Director Roger Rees in the newest incarnation of Kander and Ebb's THE VISIT, the musical based on the 1956 tragicomedy by Swiss playwright Friedrich Durrenmatt, with book by Terrence McNally. Director John Doyle has reimagined it as a one-act with a focus on the love story, and his collaboration with Choreographer Graciela Daniele results in a show that makes movement a vital component to convey elements of the narrative without words. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Announces Lottery Policy for Orpheum Theatre Run
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, returns to Minnesota August 20--September 14, 2014 at Hennepin Theatre Trust's Orpheum Theatre for a limited engagement. The production in Minneapolis is pleased to announce a pre-show ticket lottery, making a limited number of tickets available for $25 each, cash only, at the Orpheum box office, 910 Hennepin Avenue. THE BOOK OF MORMON is presented by Hennepin Theatre Trust as part of its 2014/15 Broadway on Hennepin Season. For more information, please visit HennepinTheatreTrust.org. (more...)

John Kander Remarks On THE VISIT In Williamstown
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 05, 2014

Multi-award-winning stage and screen composer John Kander discusses the latest edition of his long-aborning musical adaptation of the classic Friedrich Durrenmatt play THE VISIT as part of a new interview. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Chita Rivera, Roger Rees and More in Williamstown Theatre Festival's THE VISIT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 04, 2014

Williamstown Theatre Festival presents The Visit, running on the Main Stage from tonight, July 31 through August 17, 2014. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Williamstown Theatre Festival's THE VISIT, Starring Chita Rivera, Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Williamstown Theatre Festival presents The Visit, running on the Main Stage from tonight, July 31 through August 17, 2014. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long-Running Hits - PIPPIN!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 30, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's Pippin below! (more...)

Andrea Martin to Reprise Tony-Winning Role in PIPPIN National Tour at Hollywood Pantages this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

The producers of the 2013 Tony Award winning Best Revival of a Musical PIPPIN are thrilled to announce that Andrea Martin, who won 2013 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for creating the role of 'Berthe' in the Broadway production, will reprise the role for the L.A. Premiere at the Hollywood Pantages. The engagement will run October 21st through November 9th. Tickets are now on sale to the general public online at www.HollywoodPantages.com or www.Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-982-2787 or at the Hollywood Pantages Box Office located at 6233 Hollywood Boulevard (Opens daily at 10am.) (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON National Tour Coming to Bass Hall During 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

The National Tour of THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, will play in Fort Worth at Bass Performance Hall as part of Performing Arts Fort Worth's 2015-2016 Broadway at the Bass season. (more...)

Lucie Arnaz Completes High-Flying PIPPIN National Tour Cast as 'Berthe'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

The producers of the Tony Award-winning hit Broadway musical Pippin have announced full casting and rehearsals begin today for the U.S. national tour which launches on September 6, 2014 at The Buell Theatre. Lucie Arnaz joins the cast in the role of Pippin's trapeze-flying grandmother, Berthe. This all-new production of Roger O. Hirson and Stephen Schwartz's Pippin is directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus, 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). (more...)

She's Back in Just No Time at All! Andrea Martin Will Return to Tony Award-Winning Role in Broadway's PIPPIN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

The producers of the Tony Award winning Best Revival of a Musical PIPPIN just announced that Andrea Martin, who won 2013 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for creating the role of "Berthe" in the production, will return to the role for 24 performances only, Tuesday September 2nd through Sunday September 21st. Tony Award winner Priscilla Lopez will now perform the role of "Berthe" through Sunday, August 31. PIPPIN is now in its second smash year at Broadway's Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Announces Lottery Policy for Paramount Theatre Run
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON, which played a record-breaking run in 2013, is pleased to announce a lottery ticket policy for the National Tour, which begins on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at The Paramount Theatre in Seattle and plays a limited three week engagement through Sunday, August 10. In Seattle, the production will conduct a pre-show lottery at the box office, making a limited number of tickets available at $25 apiece. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON to Return to Heinz Hall, 9/23-10/5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON, which played a record breaking two week run in 2013, returns for a limited engagement. The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces that single tickets will go on sale Thursday, July 17, 2014, at 9:00 a.m for the Pittsburgh engagement of THE BOOK OF MORMON at Heinz Hall, September 23-October 5, 2014. (more...)

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