Wayne Cilento News

Palace Theatre to Add Stadium-Style Seating for This Summer's HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME
by Louisa Brady - Apr 22, 2014

According to the Wall Street Journal, audience members seated in the orchestra of the upcoming Broadway musical, 'Holler If Ya Hear Me,' will have a movie-theatre-esque experience. The production is spending $200,000 to alter the arrangement of seats in the orchestra, with hopes of augmenting the theatre's sense of intimacy. (more...)

Broadway's Tupac Shakur Musical HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Begins Rehearsals
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Rehearsals for HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, the new Broadway musical inspired by the lyrics of Tupac Shakur begin today, Monday, April 21. Written by Todd Kreidler and directed by Kenny Leon, HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME will begin performances on May 29, 2014 and open June 19, 2014 at the Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway at 47th Street). (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...)

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...)

Saul Williams, Christopher Jackson, Tonya Pinkins & More Set for Tupac Musical HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

Award-winning slam poet, actor, singer, musician Saul Williams (Slam), Christopher Jackson (After Midnight), Saycon Sengbloh (Motown The Musical, Fela!), Ben Thompson(Matilda), John Earl Jelks (Radio Golf - Tony nomination), Joshua Boone (Brownsville Song [b side for Tray] at Actors Theatre of Louisville), Dyllon Burnside ('Prison Break') and Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins (Jelly's Last Jam, Caroline or Change, Play On!) will star in HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, the new Broadway musical inspired by the lyrics of Tupac Shakur. Written by Todd Kreidler and directed by Kenny Leon, HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME will begin performances on May 29, 2014 and open June 19, 2014 at the Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway at 47th Street). (more...)

Tickets Go on Sale 4/7 for Broadway's Tupac Shakur Musical HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

Tickets go on sale this Monday, April 7 at 10am for HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, the new Broadway musical featuring the lyrics of Tupac Shakur. Written by Todd Kreidler and directed by Kenny Leon, HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME will begin performances on May 29, 2014 and open June 19, 2014 at the Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway at 47th Street). (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...)

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...)

BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Begins Previews at St. James Theatre Tonight; Meet the Cast!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 11, 2014

The world premiere production of the brand new musical comedy Bullets Over Broadway, written by Woody Allen and based on the screenplay by Allen and Douglas McGrath for the 1994 film, will begin preview performances tomorrow, March 11 and officially open Thursday, April 10, 2014 at The St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). The new musical will be directed and choreographed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman. Scroll down to learn more about the Bullets Over Broadway company, and watch interviews with the cast! (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...)

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...)

BWW Reviews: WICKED Flies High in Austin Due to Outstanding Supporting Cast
by Jeff Davis - Feb 26, 2014

Wicked certainly has an interesting reputation among theatergoers. Some theater fanatics love the show. Others hate it. I've always found myself somewhere in the middle. Wicked certainly has both flaws and merits, but to those who only see its flaws, I have this observation to share. Of all the long running shows currently on Broadway, there are only three that feature more than one female lead. Of those three shows, only one involves female leads who aren't merry murderesses and aren't singing ABBA tunes. So kudos to Wicked, and kudos to the touring production currently in Austin for making it easier to see the shows merits and more difficult to see the show's flaws. (more...)

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