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Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, CHICAGO is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who murders her on-the-side lover after he threatens to walk out on her. Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly, by hiring Chicago's slickest criminal lawyer to transform her malicious crime into a barrage of sensational headlines, the likes of which might just as easily be ripped from today's tabloids.




THE MARVEL EXPERIENCE to Suspend 2015 Summer TourTHE MARVEL EXPERIENCE to Suspend 2015 Summer Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2015

Hero Ventures has announced that The Marvel Experience: The World's First Hyper-Reality Tour will suspend its 2015 Summer Tour following its current engagement in Philadelphia, which ends on July 5. The planned engagements in Chicago, New York, and St. Louis will be rescheduled. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2015

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by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2015

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Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 7/4-7/5/2015Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 7/4-7/5/2015
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Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, July 5, 2015 - Sunday, July 5, 2015. (more...)

TampaRep Presents THE ICEMAN COMETH, THE CHILDREN'S HOUR, and More in Fifth SeasonTampaRep Presents THE ICEMAN COMETH, THE CHILDREN'S HOUR, and More in Fifth Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2015

Tampa Repertory Theatre is presenting THE ICEMAN COMETH, THE CHILDREN'S HOUR, and more in the 2015-2016 season. Find out more below! (more...)

Gloria Estefan's ON YOUR FEET Concludes Chicago Premiere Tonight; Next Stop- Broadway!Gloria Estefan's ON YOUR FEET Concludes Chicago Premiere Tonight; Next Stop- Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2015

On Your Feet! had its Pre-Broadway World Premiere in Chicago, with a June 17 opening at the Oriental Theatre, and is closing tonight, July 5, 2015. (more...)

The Goodman Theatre to Hold Memorial Celebration for Russ TutterowThe Goodman Theatre to Hold Memorial Celebration for Russ Tutterow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2015

The Goodman hosts "An Evening of Sharing" honoring the life and legacy of Russ Tutterow (1946-2015), Chicago Dramatists' Emeritus Artistic Director whose commitment to developing plays and playwrights for the American theater spanned three decades and hundreds of artists. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 7/05/2015Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 7/05/2015
by BWW - Jul 5, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/05/2015 for Ft. Myers/Naples (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 6/28/2015 - 7/5/2015Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 6/28/2015 - 7/5/2015
by BWW - Jul 5, 2015

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 6/28/2015 - 7/5/2015. (more...)

Adam Pascal Returns To 54 Below With New Solo Show, 11/22Adam Pascal Returns To 54 Below With New Solo Show, 11/22
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 5, 2015

An iconic RENT rocker returns to 54 Below! (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2015

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Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, 7/04- Broadway Goes Patriotic!Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, 7/04- Broadway Goes Patriotic!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2015

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! (more...)

Navy Pier at Capacity - Gates ClosedNavy Pier at Capacity - Gates Closed
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2015

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BWW Reviews: Goodman's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKEBWW Reviews: Goodman's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by Misha Davenport - Jul 4, 2015

Laughs abound in the Goodman's production of the 2013 Tony award-winning play by Christopher Durang (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 7/3; HEATHERS in Austin, KINKY BOOTS in Canada and More!Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 7/3; HEATHERS in Austin, KINKY BOOTS in Canada and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 3, 2015

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Austin, Milwaukee, Toronto, and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include HEATHERS in Austin, THE ISLAND in Milwaukee, and the Canadian premiere of KINKY BOOTS, just to name a few. (more...)

Randy Newman to Close Out Pittsburgh Symphony's SUMMER WITH THE SYMPHONY, 7/30Randy Newman to Close Out Pittsburgh Symphony's SUMMER WITH THE SYMPHONY, 7/30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2015

PITTSBURGH – Performing in Pittsburgh for the first time since 1977, Randy Newman, whose music speaks to multiple generations, closes the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's Summer with the Symphony: Thursday Night Icons series on July 30 at 7:30 p.m. at Heinz Hall. (more...)

Southwark's IN THE HEIGHTS Headed to LondonSouthwark's IN THE HEIGHTS Headed to London
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2015

WhatsOnStage has confirmed that Southwark Playhouse's IN THE HEIGHTS will transfer to London. No word yet on dates or a venue, but BroadwayWorld will bring you the news as soon as we have the official details!  (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2015

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FTD Celebrates Grateful Dead 'Fare Thee Well' Tour With Tie-Dyed RosesFTD Celebrates Grateful Dead 'Fare Thee Well' Tour With Tie-Dyed Roses
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2015

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BWW Reviews: Do Sample TACO KISSES - A Spicy Hot, Hilarious Treat!BWW Reviews: Do Sample TACO KISSES - A Spicy Hot, Hilarious Treat!
by Gil Kaan - Jul 3, 2015

Oscar Quintero 'nails it' again with his alter ego Kay Sedia in his non-stop, laugh-inducing, thigh-slapping seventy minutes, Kay Sedia in Her Juan Woman Cho: Taco Kisses. Your laugh muscles, whistling lips and clapping palms will definitely get quite a workout experiencing Kay Sedia's Taco Kisses. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Theatre Takes a VillageBWW Interviews: Theatre Takes a Village
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jul 3, 2015

Maine State Music Theatre held it third panel discussion devoted to its production of Sister Act on July 1, 2015, at the Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick. Actors Kingsley Leggs and David Girolmo, stage manager Mark Johnson, music director Jason Wetzel, and MSMT Managing Director Stephanie Dupal spoke to Broadway World's moderator Carla Maria Verdino-Sullwold and a full house of enthusiastic MSMT patrons about the challenges of putting on this large scale show that has proved to be another huge hit for the company. (more...)

RIBUS Named to USDA/USTR Agricultural Technical Advisory CommitteeRIBUS Named to USDA/USTR Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2015

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West End's BILLY ELLIOT Welcomes New 'Billy'West End's BILLY ELLIOT Welcomes New 'Billy'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2015

Nat Sweeney, 12 years old from Birmingham, will make his West End stage debut this evening (3 July 2015) when he becomes the forty-first boy to play the title role in the iconic British musical Billy Elliot the Musical at the Victoria Palace Theatre. Now in its eleventh year in the West End, the show recently extended booking at the Victoria Palace Theatre until 17 December 2016. In addition, the first UK and Ireland tour of Billy Elliot the Musical begins in February 2016 with tickets now on sale for performances at the Theatre Royal Plymouth. (more...)

Celebrate the Fourth of July on Broadway- The Full Holiday Weekend Performance Schedule!Celebrate the Fourth of July on Broadway- The Full Holiday Weekend Performance Schedule!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 3, 2015

Happy Fourth of July! Just because the rest of the country will be spending Independence Day sipping drinks at the pool, pigging out at family barbeques, and enjoying the day off at home, doesn't mean Broadway will shut down for the holiday - the shows must go on! (more...)

SENSE OF AN ENDING to Make US Premiere at 59E59 TheatersSENSE OF AN ENDING to Make US Premiere at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

59E59 Theaters will welcome kef theatrical productions with SENSE OF AN ENDING, written by Ken Urban and directed by Adam Fitzgerald. SENSE OF AN ENDING begins performances on Thursday, August 20 for a limited engagement through Sunday, September 6. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

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VIDEO: Taye Diggs on Crossing the Line with HEDWIG Jokes: 'No One Likes to Offend Anyone'VIDEO: Taye Diggs on Crossing the Line with HEDWIG Jokes: 'No One Likes to Offend Anyone'
by TV News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

The actor spoke with ET this week about recent controversial remarks made in character by current HEDWIG, Darren Criss about Caitlyn Jenner. (more...)

Domo Locale Tour Drives Forward With New Events in JulyDomo Locale Tour Drives Forward With New Events in July
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

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Broadway-Bound BEACHES, Starring Shoshana Bean & Whitney Bashor, Opens Tonight in ChicagoBroadway-Bound BEACHES, Starring Shoshana Bean & Whitney Bashor, Opens Tonight in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

Drury Lane Productions and Jennifer Maloney-Prezioso (Broadway's Spring Awakening, Rock of Ages) present the pre-Broadway production of Beaches, A New Musical, based on the beloved novel by Iris Rainer Dart. The show began previews June 24 and opens tonight, July 2nd, running through August 16, 2015. The original musical is written by Iris Rainer Dart and Thom Thomas, with music by David Austin and lyrics by Iris Rainer Dart. The production is directed by Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). (more...)

CRITICS' CHOICE: Celebrate America's Independence at the TheaterCRITICS' CHOICE: Celebrate America's Independence at the Theater
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 2, 2015

Can you believe that it's already time to celebrate Independence Day – aka The Fourth of July – with the biggest-in-the-country fireworks display right here in Music City USA? We know how to celebrate America's Independence right here in Nashville and we expect even more tourists (playwright/actor/director/producer/bon vivant Del Shores is in town, for example, to get a taste of a down-home good time) than normal to fill our city's streets over the four-day holiday weekend. (more...)

Despite Growing Trump Backlash, REELZ Picks Up 2015 MISS USA TelecastDespite Growing Trump Backlash, REELZ Picks Up 2015 MISS USA Telecast
by TV News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

REELZ today announced they have acquired the rights to exclusively telecast the 2015 MISS USA Pageant on Sunday, July 12 at 8:00 PM ET and PT. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO's GYPSY Opens 7/10Pittsburgh CLO's GYPSY Opens 7/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

Join one-of-a-kind mother, Rose, and her two talented daughters as they search for fame in Pittsburgh CLO's production of GYPSY, July 10-19 at the Benedum Center. This entertaining musical is complete with memorable performances, mother-daughter struggles and the hardships of show business life, all while set during the infamous vaudeville era. (more...)

Alexander Gemignani, Elizabeth Stanley & More Set for Grant Park Music Festival's A SONDHEIM CELEBRATIONAlexander Gemignani, Elizabeth Stanley & More Set for Grant Park Music Festival's A SONDHEIM CELEBRATION
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

The 81st annual Grant Park Music Festival - the nation's only free, summer-long outdoor classical music series of its kind - continues into July with the theatrical A Sondheim Celebration, Friday and Saturday, July 10 and 11, 8:00 p.m. in the Jay Pritzker Pavilion of Millennium Park. Audiences are invited to enjoy a little night music and celebrate the award-winning master of the musical in A Sondheim Celebration led by Broadway conductor and long-time Sondheim collaborator Paul Gemignani, with Illinois native and Broadway veteran Elizabeth Stanley (On the Town), Broadway tenor Alexander Gemignani (Les Miserables) and the Grant Park Orchestra with guest pianist Tedd Firth performing Stephen Sondheim favorites, including selections from Sweeney Todd, Company, Into the Woods and the world premiere of A Little Night Music symphonic suite. For information about one-night passes and group seating, visit gpmf.org or call 312-742-7647. (more...)

DIAL M FOR MURDER to Open 7/8 at Peninsula PlayersDIAL M FOR MURDER to Open 7/8 at Peninsula Players
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theater and Door County's theatrical icon, continues its 80th season July 8 through 26 when it presents the classic suspense-filled thriller, 'Dial M for Murder' by Frederick Knott. 'Dial M for Murder' was first staged on Broadway in 1952 and Knott adapted the script for Alfred Hitchcock's 1954 classic film. (more...)

All-Cash Share of U.S. Home Purchases in May Drops to Lowest Level Since November 2009 With Institutional Investor Purchases at 15-Year Low and Distressed Sales Drying UpAll-Cash Share of U.S. Home Purchases in May Drops to Lowest Level Since November 2009 With Institutional Investor Purchases at 15-Year Low and Distressed Sales Drying Up
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

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ODC to Present West Coast Debut of Lucky Plush Productions' THE QUEUE, 8/13-15ODC to Present West Coast Debut of Lucky Plush Productions' THE QUEUE, 8/13-15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

ODC Theater is proud to present the West Coast debut of Lucky Plush Productions. (more...)

Nevada Conservatory Theatre to Premiere New Musical ACE in Concert, 8/22-23Nevada Conservatory Theatre to Premiere New Musical ACE in Concert, 8/22-23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

The Nevada Conservatory Theatre (NCT) will present the new musical "ACE" in a fully-staged concert setting for two performances only on Saturday and Sunday, August 22 and 23, 2015 at 1 p.m. in the Judy Bayley Theatre.  This special concert presentation is a benefit for the NCT with all proceeds going to help fund the ongoing work of the prestigious cultural institution. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

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Contour Theatre to Present ANY LAST WORDS?Contour Theatre to Present ANY LAST WORDS?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

Followed by an almost sold-out night of original musical theater works, this Contour Theatre event presents a night of oral interpretation. Filled to the brim with stories you love, join well-known actors from Chicagoland to hear the voices of a diverse cast of characters. (more...)

BWW Reviews: 2nd Annual Chicago Musical Theatre Festival Kicks OffBWW Reviews: 2nd Annual Chicago Musical Theatre Festival Kicks Off
by Patrick O'Brien - Jul 2, 2015

Underscore Theatre's Musical Theatre Festival is back with a bumper crop of new and original musicals. What's chaff and what's wheat? Read on! (more...)

OBERON Sets July, August LineupsOBERON Sets July, August Lineups
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

OBERON, the American Repertory Theater's (A.R.T.) second stage and club theater venue on the fringe of Harvard Square, announces all the offerings to be presented at OBERON during July and August, in addition to the previously announced productions, including Visiting Artists, Artists in Residence, and Usual Suspects. (more...)

AdaCore President Robert B. K. Dewar (1945-2015)AdaCore President Robert B. K. Dewar (1945-2015)
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

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Photo Flash: First Look at Shoshana Bean and Whitney Bashor in Broadway-Bound BEACHESPhoto Flash: First Look at Shoshana Bean and Whitney Bashor in Broadway-Bound BEACHES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

Drury Lane Productions and Jennifer Maloney-Prezioso (Broadway's Spring Awakening, Rock of Ages) present the pre-Broadway production of Beaches, A New Musical, based on the beloved novel by Iris Rainer Dart. The show began previews June 24 and opens tonight, July 2nd, running through August 16, 2015. The original musical is written by Iris Rainer Dart and Thom Thomas, with music by David Austin and lyrics by Iris Rainer Dart. The production is directed by Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the stars in action below! (more...)

SoVesTech Surpasses $2 Billion in Ditto'ed TradesSoVesTech Surpasses $2 Billion in Ditto'ed Trades
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

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WAKE UP with BWW 7/2/2015 - BEACHES in Chicago, JRB in Des Moines and More!WAKE UP with BWW 7/2/2015 - BEACHES in Chicago, JRB in Des Moines and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 2, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: The pre-Broadway engagement of BEACHES opens in the Windy City and more! (more...)

Theatre Raleigh to Stage DREAMGIRLS, 7/8-26Theatre Raleigh to Stage DREAMGIRLS, 7/8-26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

Catch the dream when Theatre Raleigh presents Dreamgirls at Kennedy Theatre on July 8-26 (July 8 Preview Night, July 9 Opening Night). Don't miss this amazing production and the next installment of the Hot Summer Nights series. (more...)

BWW Reviews: TRAV'LIN at The Ensemble Moves into Our Hearts and SoulsBWW Reviews: TRAV'LIN at The Ensemble Moves into Our Hearts and Souls
by Bryan-Keyth Wilson - Jul 2, 2015

Many theatre companies stay true to the commercial theatre blueprint, and then there's The Ensemble! The Ensemble was founded in 1976 by George Hawkins. His mission was to create a theatre that would provide diverse roles for black artists. Here we are 39 years later and The Ensemble is taking the Houston theatre scene by storm with their Houston premiere of TRAV'LIN - the 1930's Harlem Musical. (more...)

Broadway Stage Manager to Host THE BOY FROM OZ Talk Back at TheatreZoneBroadway Stage Manager to Host THE BOY FROM OZ Talk Back at TheatreZone
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

Do you enjoy theatre trivia and anecdotes? How about talking about a performance immediately following the show with other theatre enthusiasts? Would you like to hear the actors' motivation for their characters? Are you interested in hearing from guest speakers? If you answered yes to any one of these questions, then TheatreZone's TalkBack is a must for you. (more...)

Silk Road Rising to Present Staged Reading of PENUEL: THE SAMMY LEE STORY, 7/11-12Silk Road Rising to Present Staged Reading of PENUEL: THE SAMMY LEE STORY, 7/11-12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Penuel: The Sammy Lee Story, written by David Rhee and directed by Steve Scott, is getting a staged reading via Silk Road Rising at The Historic Chicago Temple Building, July 11 and July 12, 2015. (more...)

David Sedaris Coming to PPAC, 10/12; Tickets on Sale Next WeekDavid Sedaris Coming to PPAC, 10/12; Tickets on Sale Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

RIPR is pleased to present An Evening with David Sedaris, author of the previous bestsellers Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, and regular National Public Radio contributor who will be appearing for one night only at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC)  on Monday, October 12, 2015 at 7:30P. (more...)

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