The Araca Group News

ATC Announces AracaWorks: Chicago; Replaces 'LITTLE SHOP' with New Musical
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

American Theater Company announces a new partnership with The Araca Group (Broadway producers of Urinetown, Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune, The Wedding Singer, Lend Me a Tenor, and A View From the Bridge, among others) in the development of new American plays in Chicago. The two organizations will partner to produce AracaWorks: Chicago, a weekend of readings of world premiere American plays from August 7-9, 2014 in Chicago. One of the three plays will receive a year of development, including a workshop production the following summer at ATC. (more...)

WICKED Kicks Off Morrison Center Run Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is returning to the Morrison Center with performances from today, April 16 - May 4. (more...)

Jarrod Spector, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Emily Padgett & More Set for NOBODY LOVES YOU Reading on 4/17-18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

The Araca Group will present a two week developmental reading of NOBODY LOVES YOU, a musical comedy with book & lyrics by Itamar Moses and music & lyrics by Gaby Alter with presentations on April 17 & 18, 2014. (more...)

WICKED Announces Lottery Policy for Morrison Center Run, 4/16-5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is returning to the Morrison Center with performances from April 16 - May 4. Two and one-half hours prior to each performance, people who present themselves at the Morrison Center 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...)

Tickets to WICKED's Run at Ed Mirvish Theatre On Sale 5/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

After breaking box office records in each of its previous three engagements, WICKED, the smash-hit musical, will return to the Ed Mirvish Theatre for a nine-week engagement September 3 through November 2. (more...)

Laurel Harris, Kara Lindsay and Gene Weygandt Join WICKED's Second National Tour Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

The company of the second North American tour of Wicked will welcome Laurel Harris as Elphaba, Kara Lindsay as Glinda and Gene Weygandt as the Wizard beginning today, April 2 in Fresno, CA. (more...)

THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES to Make Off-Broadway Return in Spanish, Begin. May 6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

Eve Ensler's groundbreaking show, The Vagina Monologues, will return in a new form when the first New York City revival opens for a Spanish language engagement at its original off-Broadway home. Los Monologos de la Vagina will begin performances at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street) on May 6 . Opening night will be announced. Mexican director Jaime Matarredona helms the production. It is produced by Morris Gilbert and Federico Gonzalez Compean. This will mark the first time that a mainstream off-Broadway theatre has hosted a commercial Spanish language play for an ongoing run. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the New Stars of WICKED on Broadway - Christine Dwyer, Jenni Barber, Justin Guarini and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

WICKED welcomed new cast members to the Broadway blockbuster at the end of last month, and BroadwayWorld has photos of the new company below! (more...)

Into the Digital World of OZ: WICKED Game Launches on App Store
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

WICKED fans can now take an even larger part of the wonderful world of Oz with them on the go. (more...)

WICKED UK Tour Announces 2015 Dates
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

WICKED, the global musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, has confirmed the remaining dates of its record-breaking UK Tour, visiting Plymouth and Sunderland in 2015. The production will play at the Theatre Royal Plymouth (20 January to 14 February 2015) and Sunderland Empire Theatre (31 March to 25 April 2015). The tour will conclude at The Lowry in Salford in the summer of 2015. (more...)

WICKED Announces Lottery Policy for Tennessee Performing Arts Center Run, 3/26-4/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

Two and one-half hours prior to each performance, people who present themselves at the TPAC 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...)

Emma Hunton to Join Cast of WICKED's First National Tour as Elphaba, 4/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

Hunton's credits include the Broadway company of Spring Awakening (Ilse) as well as the Off-Broadway company of RENT (Maureen). She was last on tour with the 1st National Tour of Next to Normal (Natalie) and most recently played Ryan in the world premiere of Witness Uganda at the American Repertory Theater. (more...)

Review Roundup: West End's URINETOWN
by Review Roundups - Mar 12, 2014

Let's see what the critics had to say...Urinetown, the musical, runs at The St James Theatre until 3 May 2014, starring Marc Elliott (EastEnders/The History Boys/Tape) as Mr. McQueen, Richard Fleeshman (Ghost/Legally Blonde/Coronation Street) as Bobby Strong, Simon Paisley Day (Sherlock/Musketeers/Timon Of Athens) as Caldwell B. Cladwell, Jenna Russell (Merrily We Roll Along/Sunday In The Park With George/Guys And Dolls) as Penelope Pennywise, Jonathan Slinger (Hamlet/The Tempest/Yes, Prime Minister) as Officer Lockstock and is directed by Jamie Lloyd (The Commitments, Macbeth, The Hothouse, The Pride) at the St James Theatre. (more...)

Photos|Video: WICKED Fans Serenade Australasian Cast on Closing Night
by Oliver Oliveros - Mar 10, 2014

While emerald green confetti were slowly falling from midair and soap bubbles floated right near the stage door at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, photographer Jude Ng and videographer JM Ballaran, captured on their cameras on closing night, Sunday, March 9, a large crowd of Filipino fans of WICKED singing in unison one of most famous duets from the musical, 'For Good.' For the fans, it was their 'musical' way of showing how grateful they were for the Australasian touring cast, led by Jemma Rix (Elphaba), Suzie Mathers (Glinda), Steve Danielsen (Fiyero), Emily Cascarino (Nessarose), and Edward Grey (Boq), who starred in the sensational seven-week run of WICKED in Manila. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Martyn Ellis as The Wizard in West End's WICKED
by BWW News Desk - Mar 07, 2014

WICKED, the multi award-winning musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is pleased to release the first pictures of Martyn Ellis as 'The Wizard' at London's Apollo Victoria Theatre. (more...)

One Direction's Harry Styles Heading to Big Screen as WICKED's Fiyero?
by Movies News Desk - Mar 05, 2014

The teen heartthrob is the creative team's first choice to take on the lead of role of Fiyero in the highly anticipated project. (more...)

WICKED National Tour Announces $25 Lottery Policy for Majestic Theatre Run, 3/12-30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 05, 2014

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is returning to the Majestic Theatre for 24 performances, March 12-30. Two and one-half hours prior to each performance, people who present themselves at the Majestic Theatre 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...)

Photo Flash: First Look at West End's URINETOWN with Richard Fleeshman, Jenna Russell & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 04, 2014

Urinetown, the musical, runs at The St James Theatre until 3 May 2014, with press night on 11 March 2014. Urinetown stars Marc Elliott (EastEnders/The History Boys/Tape) as Mr. McQueen, Richard Fleeshman (Ghost/Legally Blonde/Coronation Street) as Bobby Strong, Simon Paisley Day (Sherlock/Musketeers/Timon Of Athens) as Caldwell B. Cladwell, Jenna Russell (Merrily We Roll Along/Sunday In The Park With George/Guys And Dolls) as Penelope Pennywise, Jonathan Slinger (Hamlet/The Tempest/Yes, Prime Minister) as Officer Lockstock and is directed by Jamie Lloyd (The Commitments, Macbeth, The Hothouse, The Pride) at the St James Theatre. Check out a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Laurel Harris, Kara Lindsay & Gene Weygandt to Join WICKED's Second National Tour in April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

The company of the second North American tour of WICKED will welcome Laurel Harris as Elphaba, Kara Lindsay as Glinda and Gene Weygandt as the Wizard beginning Wednesday, April 2 in Fresno, CA. (more...)

WICKED to Offer Day-Of Lottery During Aronoff Center Run, 3/5-23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is returning to the Aronoff Center with performances from March 5 - 23. Two and one-half hours prior to each performance, people who present themselves at the Aronoff Center 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...)

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