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Her Universe & Hot Topic Team Up for New STAR WARS CollectionHer Universe & Hot Topic Team Up for New STAR WARS Collection
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Groundbreaking fangirl fashion company and lifestyle brand, Her Universe, and leading specialty retailer, Hot Topic, announced today an all-new Star Wars: The Force Awakens fashion collection featuring dresses, cardigans, jackets and leggings available only at select Hot Topic stores and online at HotTopic.com. The Force Awakens-inspired line features designs by the winners of last year's Her Universe 'Geek Couture' Fashion Show held at Comic-Con International in San Diego where finalists Leetal Platt and Kelly Cercone wowed the audience with their original, handmade creations on the runway and took top honors at the event. As part of the grand prize, Platt and Cercone were rewarded the exciting professional opportunity to design an exclusive Star Wars fashion collection with Her Universe founder, Ashley Eckstein, for Hot Topic. To celebrate the hit film, The Force Awakens, and this brand new collection, Her Universe and Hot Topic have gone all out to create dynamic, stylish, high-quality fashions to awaken any fangirl's geeky wardrobe. (more...)

HOW ARE THESE SONGS (AND WHY?): THE MUSIC (?) OF MIKE HADGE Set for Bar Lubitsch, 5/2HOW ARE THESE SONGS (AND WHY?): THE MUSIC (?) OF MIKE HADGE Set for Bar Lubitsch, 5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

It's comedy and music (together at last) at the Los Angeles venue, Bar Lubitsch, on Monday, May 2nd as award-winning comedy songwriter Mike Hadge hosts a concert of his work,  HOW ARE THESE SONGS (AND WHY?): THE MUSIC (?) OF MIKE HADGE. (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...)

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...)

THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL Nets its Mr. Krabs; Complete Cast Announced for Pre-Broadway Premiere!THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL Nets its Mr. Krabs; Complete Cast Announced for Pre-Broadway Premiere!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Broadway In Chicago and The SpongeBob Musical have set complete casting for the Chicago engagement, announcing that Carlos Lopez has joined the cast as Mr. Krabs. (more...)

Calling All Designers! Submit a Fashion Collection with Her Universe for Retailer Hot TopicCalling All Designers! Submit a Fashion Collection with Her Universe for Retailer Hot Topic
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

The Her Universe Fashion Show, the ultimate runway for fangirl fashion, returns to the world's premiere comic book and popular arts convention, San Diego Comic-Con, July 21st 6:00pm at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel. (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...)

BC/EFA Doubles Down on BROADWAY BETS; Second Annual Poker Tournament to be Held in MayBC/EFA Doubles Down on BROADWAY BETS; Second Annual Poker Tournament to be Held in May
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is doubling down on Broadway Bets, Broadway's official poker tournament, which will return for its second edition on Monday, May 16, 2016. The spirited annual event will welcome celebrities, industry insiders and poker-faced theatre fans to Sardi's Restaurant (234 West 44th Street), New York City's iconic theatre district restaurant. (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...)

Marvel Encourages Women to 'Be A Hero' with New Her Universe Activewear LineMarvel Encourages Women to 'Be A Hero' with New Her Universe Activewear Line
by Movies News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media today announced a Marvel Super Hero makeover for women's activewear via a new collaboration with fangirl fashion company, Her Universe. (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...)

Full Cast Announced for RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA at SegerstromFull Cast Announced for RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA at Segerstrom
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA, the 2013 Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of South Pacific and The Sound of Music, will play Segerstrom Center for the Arts for a limited engagement running April 19 - May 1, 2016. (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...)

The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Announces 47th Annual Awards WinnersThe Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Announces 47th Annual Awards Winners
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle named the multi-nominated Hit the Wall and Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles as 2015's Outstanding Productions at the organization's 47th annual awards event, held on Monday evening, March 14 at the Moss Theatre of New Roads School in Santa Monica. (more...)

Sara Bareilles, Alex Ebert & Yolanda Adams Join THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL's Songwriting TeamSara Bareilles, Alex Ebert & Yolanda Adams Join THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL's Songwriting Team
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

Broadway In Chicago and The SpongeBob Musical have announced Yolanda Adams, Sara Bareilles and Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros will contribute original songs to the show. (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...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Exclusive First Look at Ethan Slater and Tom Higgenson Singing 'BFF' From THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL!BWW TV Exclusive: Exclusive First Look at Ethan Slater and Tom Higgenson Singing 'BFF' From THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 26, 2016

The SpongeBob Musical will begin performances on Tuesday, June 7th at Broadway in Chicago's Oriental Theatre (24 West Randolph Street, Chicago, IL). This is a limited engagement through Sunday, July 3, 2016.  BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the song 'BFF' below, featuring Ethan Slater (SpongeBob SquarePants) and Tom Higgenson (Plain White T's)! (more...)

Welcome to Bikini Bottom! Gavin Lee, Nick Blaemire & More Join Cast of THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL in ChicagoWelcome to Bikini Bottom! Gavin Lee, Nick Blaemire & More Join Cast of THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

The SpongeBob Musical has announced additional casting for the Chicago engagement. Joining the cast are Gavin Lee as Squidward, Nick Blaemire as Plankton, Danny Skinner as Patrick, and additional ensemble members will include Juliane Godfrey, Jesse JP Johnson, Lauralyn McClelland and Allan K. Washington. (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

They know about popular! (more...)

San Francisco Playhouse to Stage West Coast Premiere of COLOSSALSan Francisco Playhouse to Stage West Coast Premiere of COLOSSAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

San Francisco Playhouse continues its thirteenth Mainstage season with West Coast premiere of Andrew Hinderaker's Colossal, directed by Jon Tracy. (more...)

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