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Based on the novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire

Photo Flash: Jennifer Holliday, Chad Kimball, Erich Bergen & More at BROADWAY UNDER THE STARS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

On Saturday, August 16 at 8pm - Tony Award-winner Jennifer Holliday headlined the one-night-only concert Broadway Under the Stars at the Ford Amphitheatre in Hollywood, CA. Produced by Chris Isaacson Presents in partnership with Los Angeles County Arts Commission. (more...)

Storm Large to Play McCullough Theatre, 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Singer, actor, author, and playwright Storm Large is a unique talent whose charms and remarkable voice are quickly creating a buzz within the performing arts world. As the singer in the band Pink Martini, a finalist in the reality show Rock Star Supernova, and as a critically acclaimed performer, Storm Large has taken her voice from rock clubs along the west coast to the Carnegie Hall stage, performing with The Detroit Symphony. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Breaks INB Performing Arts Center House Record
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, has broken the house record in Spokane, WA for the week ending August 17 the INB Performing Arts Center grossing $1,673,452.00 for a standard 8-performance week. THE BOOK OF MORMON breaks the record, previously set by Wicked in 2011. (more...)

Dee Hoty, Paul Schoeffler and More to Star in Walnut Street Theatre's 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Walnut Street Theatre opens its landmark 206th season with the wildly entertaining 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL. Directed by Bruce Lumpkin, with choreography by Michelle Gaudette, this outrageous musical comedy begins previews on September 2nd, opens on September 10th and runs through October 19th on the Walnut's Mainstage. (more...)

Jesse JP Johnson to Celebrate GINGER LOVE Release at The Bitter End, 9/8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

On September 8th, Jesse JP Johnson will celebrate the release of his new EP, 'Ginger Love' with a concert at The Bitter End. The 9:30pm concert will feature songs from the EP as well as additional original material and covers. Back ups by Ryah Nixon (BEACHES, 9 to 5) and Melody Davi (42nd STREET NAT TOUR, Head Trainer/Instructor- Body Conceptions by Mahri) and special guest performance by Alison Luff (GHOST, Wicked, MATILDA). (more...)

BWW Reviews: SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE At Signature Theatre - They Connect the Dots!
by Charles Shubow - Aug 20, 2014

Director Matthew Gardner works wonders with Sondheim musical. (more...)

Saycon Sengbloh, Marty Thomas and More to Celebrate N'Kenge at MOTOWN's First Baby Shower
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

There is No Town Like Motown! Saycon Sengbloh (Hollar If Ya Hear Me, Motown, Fela), Marty Thomas (Pageant:The Musical, Xanadu, Wicked) and more are set to perform for Motown's First Baby Shower, honoring N'Kenge 'Mary Wells' (Motown: The Musical, Sondheim on Sondheim). (more...)

2014 HELPMANN AWARDS Winners Announced - Cate Blanchett, Craig McLachlan, THE KING & I and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

The 14th Annual Helpmann Awards were presented live from Sydney's Capitol Theatre and broadcast on Foxtel's Arena. Host Jonathan Biggins was joined by some of Australia's most talented performers and industry leaders to announce this year's winners while recognising the distinguished artistic achievement and excellence across the major disciplines of Australia's live performance industry. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Director, Jeremy Scott Lapp
by Bartley Stratton - Aug 19, 2014

Jeremy Scott Lapp has been working in the theatre business for over 27 years performing in over 100 shows in and around San Diego County. He is an alumnus of the 2009 Lincoln Center Theatre Directors Lab West, a proud member of the SDC and a 2011 SDC Emerging Artist. In addition, he is a recipient of Noel Craig, PAMTA, Inland Theatre League, Patte, National Youth Theatre, Billy & Director's Choice awards. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 8/19/14 - Mint's FATAL WEAKNESS, 'LA CAGE' at the Circus, IT'S ONLY A PLAY and More!
by Jessica Showers - Aug 19, 2014

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: FATAL WEAKNESS begins off-Broadway, LA CAGE stars Broadway vets in Sacramento, the company of IT'S ONLY A PLAY meets the press, and Daniel Radcliffe appears on Ovation tonight! (more...)

BLANK! THE MUSICAL to Open at New World Stages in November
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Theatergoers, comedy fans, and NYC visitors are invited to experience the magic of Broadway like never before with a groundbreaking interactive theatrical event: BLANK! THE MUSICAL. It was jointly announced today by Matt Britten, executive producer; Aaron Price, co-founder and CEO of Livecube; and Shannon O'Neill, artistic director of Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre that BLANK! THE MUSICAL is set to begin performances at New World Stages in midtown Manhattan beginning November 1 for a special limited engagement tryout for six weeks only. The show is co-created by Michael Girts, Mike Descoteaux, and T.J. Shanoff. Casting and creative team for the special theatrical event will be announced soon. (more...)

Jessica Gabrielle Hayoun and More Set for THERE'S NOTHING ROUGHER THAN LOVE, 8/18-24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

A New York-style cabaret evening of Broadway melodies and jazz standards sung by some of the Denver area's most promising young talents, Jessica Gabrielle Hayoun and Chanel Karimkhani, along with special guest Barret Harper, will be the featured fare at three local clubs on August 18, 21 and 24. (more...)

Amazon Book Editors Reveal List of 2014 'Big Fall Books'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

(NASDAQ:AMZN)-Amazon.com today announced its annual Big Fall Books Preview to help readers discover the best upcoming releases. The Amazon Book Editors selected what they expect to be fall's hottest 20 books, and also shared their personal favorites in a list of new under-the-radar books. The Amazon Big Fall Books Preview also features the season's most anticipated releases in biographies, comics and graphic novels, cookbooks, fiction, mysteries, nonfiction, romance and science fiction-plus upcoming releases for kids and young adults. (more...)

Karen Olivo, Eden Espinosa & More to Take Part in Chat 4 Charity
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Chat 4 Charity, LLC announced the launch of a new website allowing members of the entertainment industry an opportunity to contribute to charitable organizations in a unique and exciting way. With celebrities like Angela Robinson (The Haves & The Have Nots), Tony Award winner Karen Olivo (West Side Story, Harry's Law), Frenchie Davis (The Voice, Rent), and Eden Espinosa (Wicked) already registered, Chat 4 Charity is quickly gaining recognition and becoming one of the most innovative new ways to give back. (more...)

sMASHed UP with Taylor Louderman, Ben Fankhauser & More Set for 54 Below, 9/1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Join a cast of Broadway's brightest young talent, led by musical director Benjamin Rauhala, for an evening of wild mash-ups! From Bernstein to Bareilles, from Schwartz to Spears - audiences can expect an eclectic mix of pop and musical theater tunes, always with an unexpected twist. (more...)

James Barbour, Nancy Anderson, Sara Gettelfinger, Mamie Parris and More Star in THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK at Ogunquit - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Get ready for a Wickedly good time when the bewitching musical comedy, The Witches of Eastwick, hits the Ogunquit Playhouse stage September 3 through 27. Based on the Warner Brothers hit motion picture, this hysterical and devilish show with its beautiful original score was declared "musical comedy heaven" by London's Daily Mail. The Ogunquit Playhouse is proud to have been selected by world-renowned theatre producer Cameron Mackintosh as the American Northeast premiere of his hit stage adaptation of The Witches of Eastwick. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - MATILDA!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 18, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's MATILDA below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Telly Leung Sings 'Joyful, Joyful' in Chapel in Florence
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Godspell's Telly Leung recently had an impromptu solo performance during a tour of a chapel in Florence, Italy. In this video, the Broadway star sings the fitting hymn 'Joyful, Joyful,' a capella, accompanied by the lovely accoustics of the church. (more...)

Tickets to KINKY BOOTS, MOTOWN & More at Fox Theatre On Sale 9/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Single tickets for the Fabulous Fox Theatre's 2014-2015 U.S. Bank Broadway Series shows will go on sale Sunday, September 7 at Noon. (more...)

Broadway Ticket Buying Guide: August 18-24, 2014
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 18, 2014

By the end of the week, Broadway will say goodbye to two musicals- NEWSIES and BULLETS OVER BROADWAY. This is your last chance to catch both casts in action before the shows close for good! (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 8/17/14
by - Aug 18, 2014

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 8/17/2014. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 8/18
by - Aug 18, 2014

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS, part of our new Industry Insights section that will feature insider industry information, commentary and insights! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, 8/17/2014. (more...)

TV Legend Kim Zimmer to Rejoin Cast of WICKED First North American Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

The company of the first North American tour of Wicked will welcome back Kim Zimmer as Madame Morrible on Tuesday, September 30 in Albuquerque, NM. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: August 18-24, 2014
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 18, 2014

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of August 18-24, 2014. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Signature's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Gets Reviewed By Pint-Sized Fan!
by Stage Tube - Aug 18, 2014

Signature Theatre is currently presenting Sunday in the Park with George, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony AwardŽ-winning musical, directed by Signature Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Signature's Dreamgirls, The Threepenny Opera). Running in the MAX Theatre through September 21, the Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine classic is the first production of Signature Theatre's 25th Anniversary. Below, check out an adorable review from one of the show's littlest fans- Iain! (more...)

Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Winner Jerry Mitchell
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 17, 2014

On Monday, August 18th the Theater People Podcast welcomes Tony-winner Jerry Mitchell. Mitchell discusses directing and choreographing the Tony winning mega-hit KINKY BOOTS. He also discusses making his director/choreographer debut with the popular LEGALLY BLONDE as well as his collaborations with the great Jack O'Brien on HAIRSPRAY, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, THE FULL MONTY and others. The episode is available now for iTunes subscribers. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 17
by - Aug 17, 2014

Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 17, 2014. (more...)

BWW Reviews: HELPMANN AWARDS 2014 Announced at Sydney's Capitol Theatre
by Jade Kops - Aug 17, 2014

The Helpmann Awards, which has recognised the achievements in live performance in Australia since 2001, is the Australian industry's equivalent of the Tony Awards and the Olivier Awards. (more...)

Tim Realbuto Set for Mini NYC Tour of WUNDERKIND This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2014

Award-winning actor/writer Tim Realbuto, who recently had a critically acclaimed and sold-out (not-so-solo) solo show at 54 Below entitled Tim Realbuto: Alone (With Plenty of Help), will tour a new show this fall. Realbuto and his publicist Laurie Sheppard recently announced that Tim has tweaked the show and will present it as mini three-stop New York City tour under the new name Tim Realbuto: Wunderkind. (more...)

Chita Rivera, Marilyn Maye, James Synder & More Will Take the Birdland Stage in September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its September 2014 schedule, featuring Ralph Alessi Baida Quartet, Marilyn Maye, Coltrane Revisited, Bud Powell Birthday Celebration, Barbara Carroll, Christian McBride Trio, Jane Monheit, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more! (more...)

Skylight Books Celebrates Charles Bukowski's Birthday, 8/16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Skylight Books (1818 N. Vermont in Los Feliz) will celebrate what would have been the 94th birthday of literary legend Charles Bukowski (born August 16, 1920). Skylight Books, recently named one of the best bookstores in America by USA Today, will throw a party on Saturday, August 16 at 5pm. The evening will feature writers Jerry Stahl, Richard Lange, and Dan Fante, reading excerpts of their favorite Bukowski works. A birthday cake and tasty beverages will also be served, thanks to sponsor, Ecco, who just published new editions of three of Bukowski's most popular novels. Charles Bukowski is one of America's best-known contemporary writers of poetry and prose, and, many would claim, its most influential and imitated poet. He was born in 1920 in Andernach, Germany, to an American soldier father and a German mother, and brought to the United States at the age of three. He was raised in Los Angeles and lived there for fifty years. He published his first story in 1944 when he was twenty-four and began writing poetry at the age of thirty-five. He died in San Pedro, California, on March 9, 1994, at the age of seventy-three, shortly after completing his last novel, Pulp. Jerry Stahl is the author of the narcotic memoir Permanent Midnight and Perv-a Love Story, both Los Angeles Times bestsellers, as well as the acclaimed novels Pain Killers, Plainclothes Naked, and I, Fatty. He has written extensively for film and television. Richard Lange is the author of the story collection Dead Boys, which received an award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the novels This Wicked World and Angel Baby. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, and his fiction has appeared in Best American Mystery Stories 2004 and 2011. He lives in Los Angeles. Dan Fante is the author of the memoir Fante, the novels 86'd, Chump Change, Mooch, and Spitting Off Tall Buildings, and several books of poetry, short stories, and plays. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and son. The event is on August 16 at 5pm. It's free and open to the public. Skylight Books is located at 1818 N. Vermont in Los Feliz (cross is Franklin), 323-660-1175. (more...)

AKA Vocal Show Group to Host AN EVENING OF BROADWAY, 9/26-27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Load up the "Fancy wine and chow" and bring them, along with your cousins, mother, brother and theater loving chums, to the Lakeway Activity Center (LAC) on September 26th and, or 27th as The AKA Vocal Show Group performs Broadway Hits from your favorite musicals. (more...)

WICKED's Eden Espinosa Wins 2014 Independent Music Award for 'Stone Cold Sober'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

The Independent Music Awards (The IMAs) recently announced the results of The IMA 13 Vox Pop poll. Among the winners, Broadway star and recording artist, Eden Espinosa (Wicked, Rent, Brooklyn) was awarded the Adult Contemporary Song Of The Year for her track 'Stone Cold Sober', written by Ty Taylor, from her debut solo album, Look Around. (more...)

Up on the Marquee: YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU
by Walter McBride - Aug 15, 2014

The upcoming Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play You Can't Take It With begins previews on August 26, 2014, at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street), with an opening night set for September 28, 2014. The production will be directed by six-time Tony Award-nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Scott Ellis (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Twelve Angry Men, 1776) and will play a 19-week limited engagement. Check out the marquee below! (more...)

National Acrobats of China, Robert Earl Keen, JEKYLL & HYDE and More Set for Spencer Theater's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Spencer Theater Fall-Winter Season 2014-15: There's something for everyone in the 18-show line-up, all staged with superior lighting and grand acoustics at the award-winning, non-profit performance hall located 12 miles north of the mountain resort community of Ruidoso, New Mexico. Evening shows throughout the Fall-Winter-Spring season begin at 7 p.m., with dinner buffets ($20) in the Crystal Lobby starting at 5 p.m. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: BREAKING DOWN THE RIFFS w/ Natalie Weiss- Pitch Perfect
by Breaking Down the Riffs - Aug 15, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com, the largest, most comprehensive theatre site on the net, recently announced the newest addition to its line-up of original, engaging, star-filled TV programs- YouTube sensation and Broadway vet Natalie Weiss with her hit series that's sure to entertain - BREAKING DOWN THE RIFFS. We are excited to exclusively bring you the latest episode, in which Natalie breaks down the riffs of Destiney's Child with 'Pitch Perfect' star Ben Platt. Check out the full episode below! (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits- KINKY BOOTS!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 15, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's KINKY BOOTS below! (more...)

MISS SAIGON Star Eva Noblezada Joins THE PHILIPPINE DREAM Charity Cabaret Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Filipino-American actress Eva Noblezada, currently starring as Kim in Miss Saigon at the Prince Edward Theatre, has joined the line-up of artists set to perform at THE PHILIPPINE DREAM - a one-off Gala at the Leicester Square Theatre this Sunday (17 August). (more...)

Dot Hill Innovation Streamlines Backup and Recovery Operations
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

LONGMONT, Colo., Aug. 14, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) Dot Hill Systems Corp. (Nasdaq:HILL), a trusted supplier of innovative enterprise-class storage systems, today announced innovative technology described in its latest addition to its patent portfolio – a new innovation that improves snapshot performance in storage arrays. (more...)

Amy Van Norstrand Joins the Ensemble of Goodspeed's HOLIDAY INN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Next week, Amy Van Norstrand will be joining the ensemble of Goodspeed Musicals' World Premiere production Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn. (more...)

ABC Releases Extended Synopsis for ONCE UPON A TIME Season 4; Find Out What's in Store for FROZEN's Anna, Elsa & More
by TV News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

ABC has released the extended synopsis for the upcoming fourth season of its hit fairytale drama ONCE UPON A TIME, finally offering up a few plot points involving FROZEN's Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, as well as returning characters. (more...)

Music of Conrad Cummings Set for TWO PREMIERES AND A REUNION at The National Opera Center, 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

American Opera Projects and LivelyWorks present Two Premieres and a Reunion, a special evening of music by composer Conrad Cummings Wednesday September 10th, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at The National Opera Center, 330 Seventh Avenue, Manhattan. (more...)

Austin Theatre Project's GODSPELL Opens Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Tomorrow, August 15th, the curtain will rise on Austin Theatre Project's tenth mainstage production. Godspell, the Broadway hit from the composer of Wicked and Pippin, is a delightfully engaging musical based on the story and teachings of Jesus. (more...)

LEGENDS OF OZ: DOROTHY'S RETURN Now Available On iTunes
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 14, 2014

Recent animated movie musical LEGENDS OF OZ: DOROTHY'S RETURN, starring Broadway headliners and recognizable breakout stars Lea Michele and Megan Hilty is now available as a digital download. (more...)

New Sondheim INTO THE WOODS Song Cut from Final Version; Marshall Calls Streep's Voice 'Off the Charts'
by Movies News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

INTO THE WOODS director Rob Marshall reveals that a previously reported new Sondheim-penned song for Meryl Streep's character 'The Witch' did not make the film's final cut. (more...)

Breaking News: Sting and Patti LuPone to Headline UPRISING OF LOVE LGBT Benefit Concert at Broadway's Gershwin Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

On Monday, September 15th, as the world converges upon New York City for the United Nations General Assembly and the Clinton Global Initiative, Executive Producers Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, Pippin) and Bruce Cohen (American Beauty, Milk, Silver Linings Playbook) will present Uprising of Love: A Benefit Concert for Global Equality at Broadway's Gershwin Theatre (222 West 51st Street). (more...)

New INTO THE WOODS Still of Meryl Streep as The Witch Revealed!
by Movies News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

A new still of Oscar winner Meryl Streep as The Witch in the highly anticipated big screen adaptation of INTO THE WOODS, has been shared (more...)

TeenTix Announces Nominees for 2014 Teeny Awards; Ceremony Set for 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

For the sixth year, Seattle's TeenTix, an arts access and engagement program for teenagers, has announced the nominees for its annual Teeny Awards. Like a Teen Choice Awards for local arts events and organizations, the Teeny Awards aim to empower teen arts audiences and to recognize those organizations that have done an especially good job of welcoming young people over the past year. (more...)

Stephen Schwartz, Ana Gasteyer and More Set for Bay Area Cabaret's 2014 Opening Gala, 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Bay Area Cabaret, devoted to presenting audiences with top performers who expand the definition of cabaret, launches its 11th season this fall at the Fairmont San Francisco's historic Venetian Room with an Opening Night Gala celebrating the work of songwriter/composer Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell, Pocahontas, Enchanted, Prince of Egypt). The evening will feature two on-stage interviews with Mr. Schwartz by ASCAP's Director of Musical Theatre Michael Kerker, and performances by Saturday Night Live's Ana Gasteyer, who performed the role of 'Elphaba' in Wicked on Broadway, and by two masterful interpreters of Schwartz' work, Liz Callaway and Michael McCorry Rose. Bay Area Cabaret's Opening Night Gala Tribute to Stephen Swartz will take place 8 pm, Saturday, September 27, 2014 at the Venetian Room of the Fairmont San Francisco, 950 Mason Street, atop Nob Hill, San Francisco. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits- CINDERELLA!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 13, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's CINDERELLA below! (more...)

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