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BWW Reviews: CHICAGO Delights at the OrpheumBWW Reviews: CHICAGO Delights at the Orpheum
by Linda Hodges and Nick Hodges - Nov 11, 2014

You could feel the excitement rising as the crowd began to enter the theatre; the pull of liquor and jazz tugging them towards their seats as the opening night of Chicago at San Francisco's SHN was about to begin. Filled with songs that have become Broadway classics, such as 'All That Jazz', 'Razzle Dazzle', 'Cell Block Tango,' and really the list goes on, the revival is the winner of six 1997 Tony Awards, outperforming the 1976 original which received ten nominations but no wins. Celebrity murderesses, jazz, greed, lime light, and amazingly inspired Fosse style dancing - what could be better than a night of Chicago, playing now through November 16 at SHNSF's Orpheum Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: CHICAGO at Tennessee Performing Arts CenterBWW Review: CHICAGO at Tennessee Performing Arts Center
by Cara Richardson - Oct 24, 2014

Chicago makes its way back to Nashville this week, making a tour stop at Tennessee Performing Arts Center this week. Tuesday night marked the opening for this sexy, yet satirically funny musical. With catchy and memorable music by John Kander and Free Ebb, and a book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, this musical takes a hard look at what society views as fame and the role that the media plays in how events and people are viewed. (more...)

BWW Reviews: New Orleans Gets Jazzed Up With CHICAGOBWW Reviews: New Orleans Gets Jazzed Up With CHICAGO
by Tara Bennett - Oct 23, 2014

From Oct. 7-12, the Crescent City turned into the Second City as the sensational Broadway hit "CHICAGO" gave audiences "All that Jazz" at the Saenger Theatre for the theatre's Broadway in New Orleans series. (more...)

Photo Coverage: CHICAGO Kicks Off 16th U.S. Tour With Post-Performance Party at Marti'sPhoto Coverage: CHICAGO Kicks Off 16th U.S. Tour With Post-Performance Party at Marti's
by Oliver Oliveros - Oct 13, 2014

Cocktails named after some of the show stopping musical numbers from the smash Broadway musical CHICAGO greeted the cast, crew, and guests at a post-performance party at Marti's, a bistro in the French Quarter, late Tuesday night. CHICAGO's current tour cast, headlined by Bianca Marroquin (Roxie Hart), Terra C. MacLeod (Velma Kelly), John O'Hurley (Billy Flynn in select cities), Jacob Keith Watson (Amos Hart), Roz Ryan (Matron 'Mama' Morton), and C. Newcomer (Mary Sunshine), kicked off CHICAGO's 16th U.S. Tour at the newly reopened atmospheric theatre in NOLA, the 2,736-seater Saenger Theatre along Canal Street, with a rapturous standing ovation from a packed audience earlier that evening. (more...)

BWW Interviews: CHICAGO National Tour's Roz RyanBWW Interviews: CHICAGO National Tour's Roz Ryan
by Heidi Scheuermann - Oct 7, 2014

'It's about murder, greed, corruption, and mayhem,' says Roz Ryan, '...everything that's near and dear to our hearts.' Who wouldn't love a show about that?! The National Tour production of Broadway favorite CHICAGO hits New Orleans' Saenger Theatre this week, and it's sure to be a hit! I recently caught up with Roz Ryan who play's popular character Matron Mama Morton. We talked a little about her career and a lot about what makes CHICAGO so great. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - CHICAGO!Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - CHICAGO!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 10, 2014

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Kathie Lee Gifford Announces Her Newest Production 'TODAY the Musical!' Live Coming This FallKathie Lee Gifford Announces Her Newest Production 'TODAY the Musical!' Live Coming This Fall
by TV News Desk - Aug 1, 2014

On this morning's fourth hour of TODAY, host Kathie Lee announced that she has written TODAY the musical! 'It's going to be live and it's going to be so much fun,' said the Broadway producer. (more...)

Cartoon Network's ADVENTURE TIME'S FIONNA AND CAKE Returns 6/26Cartoon Network's ADVENTURE TIME'S FIONNA AND CAKE Returns 6/26
by TV News Desk - Jun 4, 2014

Find out in the episode, entitled “The Prince Who Wanted Everything,” slated to air Thursday, June 26 at 7:00 p.m. (ET, PT) as part of the Emmy® award-winning series sixth season. (more...)

Bianca Marroquin Returns to Broadway's CHICAGO Next WeekBianca Marroquin Returns to Broadway's CHICAGO Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Latina superstar Bianca Marroquin returns to Broadway's Chicago as Roxie Hart beginning Monday, March 31. She is also the newly-crowned National Ambassador for the Broadway industry's new Viva Broadway initiative. (Click image to download full-size JPG) On Monday, March 31, 2014, Broadway's celebrated revival of John Kander, Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse's Tony Award-winning musical Chicago is pleased to welcome back Latina stage and screen sensation Bianca Marroquin to the starring role of Roxie Hart. (more...)

Photo Coverage: CHICAGO's New Billy Flynn, Elvis Stojko, Greets Fans at Stage DoorPhoto Coverage: CHICAGO's New Billy Flynn, Elvis Stojko, Greets Fans at Stage Door
by Walter McBride - Mar 18, 2014

The company of Broadway's Tony Award-winning, record-breaking smash hit musical Chicago just welcomed two-time Olympic silver medalist and three-time world champion figure skater Elvis Stojko in his Broadway stage debut. Stojko assumes the role of 'that silver-tongued Prince of the Courtroom,' slick criminal lawyer Billy Flynn, for eight performances only through Sunday, March 23 at Broadway's Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St.). BroadwayWorld brings you photos of Stojko at the stage door with fans below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Elvis Stojko Makes Broadway Debut in CHICAGOPhoto Coverage: Elvis Stojko Makes Broadway Debut in CHICAGO
by Walter McBride - Mar 18, 2014

The company of Broadway's Tony Award-winning, record-breaking smash hit musical Chicago just welcomed two-time Olympic silver medalist and three-time world champion figure skater Elvis Stojko in his Broadway stage debut. Stojko assumes the role of 'that silver-tongued Prince of the Courtroom,' slick criminal lawyer Billy Flynn, for eight performances only through Sunday, March 23 at Broadway's Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St.). BroadwayWorld brings you phtos from his first curtain call below! (more...)

Bebe Neuwirth Plays Final Performance in Broadway's CHICAGO this Weekend; Roz Ryan Will Return, 3/10Bebe Neuwirth Plays Final Performance in Broadway's CHICAGO this Weekend; Roz Ryan Will Return, 3/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2014

This week, two-time Tony and Emmy Award winner Bebe Neuwirth will play her final eight performances as Matron 'Mama' Morton in Broadway's record-breaking smash-hit musical Chicago at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St.) Neuwirth, who won a 1997 Tony Award for her acclaimed portrayal of jazz-age killer Velma Kelly and returned ten years later as merry murderess Roxie Hart, concludes her history-making eight-week engagement as Matron 'Mama' Morton -- her third starring role in the production's 18-year run -- on Sunday, March 9. Beginning Monday, March 10, one of the Chicago family's most celebrated performers, stage and screen veteran Roz Ryan, returns to the role of Matron 'Mama' Morton. (more...)

Tony Winner Bebe Neuwirth Returns to Broadway's CHICAGO as 'Mama Morton' TonightTony Winner Bebe Neuwirth Returns to Broadway's CHICAGO as 'Mama Morton' Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

Tonight, January 14, 2014, two-time Tony and Emmy Award winner Bebe Neuwirth returns to the scene of the crime, where the gin is cold and the piano's hot: Broadway's record-breaking smash-hit musical Chicago. (more...)

Tony Winner Bebe Neuwirth Will Return to Broadway's CHICAGO as 'Mama Morton' in JanuaryTony Winner Bebe Neuwirth Will Return to Broadway's CHICAGO as 'Mama Morton' in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2013

On Tuesday, January 14, 2014, two-time Tony and Emmy Award winner Bebe Neuwirth returns to the scene of the crime, where the gin is cold and the piano's hot: Broadway's record-breaking smash-hit musical CHICAGO. (more...)

BroadwayWorld is Most Thankful For: Long Running Shows- CHICAGOBroadwayWorld is Most Thankful For: Long Running Shows- CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2013

It's Broadway's long-running shows that keep Times Square bustling year-round with theatre-goers from around the world who are making it to the Great White Way for their first time. Chicago just celebrated its 17th anniversary on Broadway, having played over 7070 performances. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: November 16 - 22THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: November 16 - 22
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 22, 2013

Highlights this week include 24 Hour Broadway, the opening of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder and The Commons of Pensacola, as well as Chicago's 17th birthday! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Bianca Marroquin, Amra-Faye Wright & CHICAGO Cast Celebrate 17 Years on Broadway!Photo Coverage: Bianca Marroquin, Amra-Faye Wright & CHICAGO Cast Celebrate 17 Years on Broadway!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Nov 16, 2013

On Thursday night, the cast of Chicago, including Bianca Marroquin, Amra-Faye Wright, Ryan Silverman, Christopher Fitzgerald, and Roz Ryan celebrated the show's 17th year on Broadway with a special cake-cutting. BroadwayWorld was there for the backstage festivities and you can check out complete photo coverage below! (more...)

Christopher Fitzgerald to Join CHICAGO as 'Amos Hart' on 10/28Christopher Fitzgerald to Join CHICAGO as 'Amos Hart' on 10/28
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2013

Beginning Monday, October 28, Broadway's Tony Award-winning, record-breaking smash hit musical CHICAGO will welcome two-time Tony Award nominee Christopher Fitzgerald in the starring role of Roxie's all-but-invisible husband, 'Mister Cellophane' Amos Hart. (more...)

Roz Ryan Breaks Record for Most Performances of Any Leading Actress in CHICAGO's History TodayRoz Ryan Breaks Record for Most Performances of Any Leading Actress in CHICAGO's History Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2013

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

Olympian Elvis Stojko to Join Broadway's CHICAGO as 'Billy Flynn' in March 2014Olympian Elvis Stojko to Join Broadway's CHICAGO as 'Billy Flynn' in March 2014
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2013

As announced this morning on NBC 'Today,' on Monday, March 17, the company of Broadway's Tony Award-winning, record-breaking smash hit musical CHICAGO will welcome two-time Olympic silver medalist and three-time world champion figure skater Elvis Stojko in his Broadway stage debut. (more...)

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