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

Stars of HAMILTON, AN ACT OF GOD, FULLY COMMITTED, WAITRESS and More Set for 2016 BROADWAY BARKS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

BROADWAY BARKS announces their 18th annual star-studded dog and cat adoption event to benefit New York City animal shelters and adoption agencies. (more...)

First Look - ABC Reveals Jasmine & Aladdin Casting for New Season of ONCE UPON A TIME
by TV News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

At this weekend's ONCE UPON A TIME Comic Con panel, ABC revealed casting for the all-new ALADDIN-themed story arc featured in the upcoming season of the series. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: July 25-31, 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 25, 2016

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of July 25-31, 2016. (more...)

Scott Schwartz Responds to Public Outcry Against PRINCE OF EGYPT Casting: 'A Diverse Cast Was and Is a Priority'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

The announcement of the cast has caused a stir online, and director Scott Schwartz has just released a statement: (more...)

Kennedy Center Announces Renée Fleming VOICES: New Concert Season Featuring Leslie Odom Jr, Megan Hilty, Alan Cumming & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Artistic Advisor at Large Renee Fleming today announced the artists for the inaugural season of Renee Fleming VOICES, a new concert series that heralds the power of the voice across a wide range of genres. The series includes Broadway favorites such as Hamilton Tony Award® winner Leslie Odom Jr., Tony® winner Alan Cumming (Cabaret), and Tony® favorite Megan Hilty, plus acclaimed jazz vocalist Jane Monheit, opera sensation Lawrence Brownlee, multidisciplinary performance artist Rinde Eckert, and composer and jazz pianist Billy Childs, who will bring to life his Grammy Award® Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro. (more...)

STILL READY: THE SONGS OF ROB ROKICKI at New York Musical Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Broadway favorites Luca Padovan, Tracee Beazer, and Kathleen Monteleone will join composer Rob Rokicki for two special NYMF concert events July 31 st and August 2 nd . Rob's music has been described by The New York Times as "sassy" and "energetic" and 'Intelligent, inspired and incredibly relatable' by frequent collaborator Joe Iconis. (more...)

VIDEO: Your Favorite Storybrooke Characters Return in ONCE UPON A TIME Season 6 Trailer
by TV News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

You'll be reunited with the enchanted characters from Storybrooke when ONCE UPON A TIME Season 6 premieres on Sunday September 25th at 8|7c. on ABC. (more...)

Iconic Daytime Star to Take the Stage in SHOULDA BEEN YOU at Gretna Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Gretna Theatre is excited to announce that iconic daytime serial actress Kim Zimmer will take the Gretna Theatre stage in It Shoulda Been You. She assumes the role of Judy Steinberg, which was originated by Tyne Daley in the Broadway production. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 7/24/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 7/24/2016. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 7/25
by - Jul 25, 2016

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 7/24/2016. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tenor Barry Banks Counts Himself Lucky
by Erica Miner - Jul 25, 2016

From his early youth in Staffordshire, UK, Barry Banks had a burning desire to sing. (more...)

BWW Preview: Each Show in Fox Cities P.A.C.'s 2016-2017 Broadway Season is Sure to Delight Audiences
by Meredith Kreisa - Jul 25, 2016

Fox Cities P.A.C.'s 2016-2017 offers quantity and quality. (more...)

Jump Into Oz- WICKED Gives a 360 Look at Curtain Call!
by Ashley LaChant - Jul 25, 2016

Ever wanted to see what a Wicked curtain call looks like from the Gershwin Theatre stage? Now you can, as Wicked has just posted a Facebook 360 picture, which enables viewers to click and drag around a complete stage view, three hundred and sixty degrees of swankified, interactive photo goodness. Check out the whole photo here! (more...)

John W. Engeman Theater Announces 2016-17 Youth Theater Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

The John W. Engeman Theater at Northport (Kevin J. O'Neill, Managing Director and Richard T. Dolce, Producing Artistic Director) announces its 2016-2017 Youth Theater Season, sponsored by Bethpage Federal Credit Union. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/24/16- Kristin Chenoweth
by Stage Tube - Jul 24, 2016

Happy Birthday Kristin Chenoweth! On Broadway, Chenoweth has appeared in Steel Pier, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Epic Proportions, Funny Girl, Wicked, The Apple Tree, and Promises, Promises. Her Off-Broadway credits include The Fantasticks, Box Office of the Damned, Scapin, Strike Up the Band, A New Brain, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, Candide, The Apple Tree, Stairway to Paradise, Love, Loss and What I Wore and many more. She will soon return to Broadway in On the Twentieth Century. (more...)

BWW NEWS: 2016 HELPMANN AWARDS ***Article to be Updated Live *** Please Refresh Browser ***
by Jade Kops - Jul 24, 2016

*Please Refresh Browser To Stay Updated* BWW Sydney will be attending the 16th Annual HELPMAN AWARDS being presented by Live Performance Australia (LPA) at Sydney Lyric Theatre on Monday 25th July. *Please Refresh Browser To Stay Updated* (more...)

VISA Cardholders Get First Dibs on Tickets to WICKED in Manila, Today Thru 8/25
by Oliver Oliveros - Jul 24, 2016

From 10 a.m. today, July 25, until Thursday, August 25, VISA Credit, Debit, and Prepaid cardholders can purchase the first batch of tickets with 10 percent off to the UK and international tour of the dazzling, smash-hit musical Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz, which opens at the Theatre at Solaire (1 Aseana Avenue, Solaire Resort and Casino, Paranaque City) on Thursday, February 2, 2017. Buy tickets (starting at P1,700) via TicketWorld.com.ph. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 7/23-7/24/2016
by - Jul 24, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, July 24, 2016 - Sunday, July 24, 2016. (more...)

Theatre Horizon Announces Test of New Ticketing Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2016

Last Summer, Theatre Horizon began a new Summer Concert Series called 42nd and Main. Each year, Theatre Horizon brings together Philadelphia and Broadway stars for a one-night only concert reading. This year, the theatre brings audiences Alex Timbers' raucous musical about America's First Political Populist President, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. Thursday, August 4 at 7:30 p.m. Along with this extremely relevant musical, Theatre Horizon is introducing an innovative ticketing system for this event. With this event, Theatre Horizon will institute a test run of Pay What You Decide Ticketing. Tickets can be reserved online at www.theatrehorizon.org. (more...)

HEATHERS the Musical at the Open Air Theatre for One Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2016

Hilarity and homicide are center stage when Heathers the Musical comes to the Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre for one weekend. Based on the classic 1989 cult film, 'Heathers' starring Winona Rider and Christian Slater, the darkly delicious musical will be performed on Friday, July 29, Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31 at 7:30. Presented by the alumni of the Downtown Performing Arts Center of Lambertville, N.J., Heathers the Musical is for mature audiences. (more...)

FOR GOOD: THE NEW GENERATION OF MUSICALS at Cain Park
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2016

 Cain Park and the Musical Theater Project have come together to present For Good: The New Generation of Musicals on August 4 at 7pm in the Alma Theater. This event is hosted by The Musical Theater Project's Nancy Maier and local favorite Sheri Gross, with singers including Cain Park alums Eric Fancher and Jessica Cope Miller. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Ted Cruz's 'Vote Your Conscience' Recalls AVENUE Q's 'Vote Your Heart'
by Michael Dale - Jul 22, 2016

Ted Cruz's controversial statement at the Republican Convention may have reminded theatre fans of a special AVENUE Q song. (more...)

Photo Flash: OMOTENASHI JOURNEY Takes Part in Mensa Third Thursday Lecture Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

'OMOTENASHI Journey,' the new musical project written and directed by Noriko Sunamoto (Japanese Production of 'The Phantom of the Opera,' 'Wicked,' 'Mamma Mia!,' Off-Broadway's 'The Jackie Mason Musical') collaborated with an intellectual lecture event hosted by the New York Greater Mensa last night, on July 21st. BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

Cutting-Edge Comedy Trio Unitard to Descend on Provincetown's Art House
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Producer Mark Cortale, nationally known for bringing cutting edge comedy to Provincetown, has announced that he will present New York comedy trio Unitard in Provincetown with their acclaimed show 'House of Tards' for one show only - in what the troupe calls 'an evening of 'Dangerous Adult Comedy' - on August 9 at 9:30 PM. (more...)

Casey Cott, Stark Sands, Marin Mazzie and Solea Pfeiffer to Star in PRINCE OF EGYPT Concert in Long Island
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Bay Street Theater and DreamWorks Theatricals are pleased to present a premiere concert reading of the new stage adaptation of THE PRINCE OF EGYPT, book by Philip LaZebnik (writer of Mulan, Pocahontas) and music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (composer of Wicked, Pippin, Godspell). (more...)

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 7/22/2016
by BWW - Jul 22, 2016

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 7/22/2016. (more...)

PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT Speeds Into the Patchogue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical opened at Patchogue Theatre presented by The Gateway on July 20 and will run through August 6. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 7/22/2016 - Happy Birthday, Alan Menken!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 22, 2016

Today's big news: The new BEAUTY AND THE BEAST movie previews tonight on Disney Channel, and SUMMER SHORTS 2016 kicks off at 59E59 today!  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sanctuary! Watch Highlights from THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Ogunquit Playhouse
by Stage Tube - Jul 22, 2016

The Ogunquit Playhouse presents the New England premiere of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, on stage now to August 6, making The Playhouse one of the first regional theaters in the U.S. to stage this new musical. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Tony Danza, Jennifer Damiano and More Slated for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Next week, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond, including Tony Danza, Jennifer Damiano and more. (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth Nabs Divine Role in AMERICAN GODS Series on Starz
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Stage and screen star Kristin Chenoweth, who will soon appear as 'Velma Von Tussle' in NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE and recently took the Broadway stage in ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, is headed for a divine new role. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE WIZARD OF OZ at Theatre By The Sea
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Theatre By The Sea's production of THE WIZARD OF OZ is playing now through August 13. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Bid To Meet Kristin Chenoweth at Martha's Vineyard, Support Vineyard Arts Project
by Michael Dale - Jul 22, 2016

Meet the fabulous Broadway star as she performs in this summer's 'Broadway on the Vineyard' concert series. (more...)

Sneak Peak of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

With music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, and book by James Lapine, the stage version of Disney's 1996 animated musical THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, based onVictor Hugo's 1831 novel, premiered in Berlin. The 1999 production, performed in German, enjoyed a three-year run. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Emily Skinner and Alice Ripley
by Theater People Podcast - Jul 22, 2016

On Friday, July 22, the Theater People podcast welcomes Broadway favorites Emily Skinner and Alice Ripley. Skinner and Ripley first worked together when they were cast as Daisy and Violet Hilton in the 1998 production of SIDE SHOW. The pair reunited on stage in 2000 in the Broadway production of JAMES JOYCE'S THE DEAD. (more...)

Andrew Lippa's THE LIFE OF THE PARTY Makes US Premiere at TheatreWorks this August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will bring U.S. audiences their first look a London hit, when it presents the American Premiere of the joyous musical revue The Life of the Party. Directed and co-created by David Babani, the Artistic Director of London's Menier Chocolate Factory, this rollicking musical journey celebrates the songs of Tony Award-nominated composer Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party, The Addams Family, Big Fish) who takes the stage as a featured performer, along with a cast of Broadway and West End veterans, bringing to life a hilarious, uplifting, memorable evening that was declared "Sexy, sophisticated, and funny" and awarded five stars by London's Telegraph. The Life of the Party will be presented by TheatreWorks Silicon Valley August 24-September 18 (press opening: August 27) at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St, Mountain View. For tickets ($19-$80) and information the public may visit www.TheatreWorks.org or call(650) 463-1960. (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Powered by SeatGeek: July 21, 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 21, 2016

Read on to catch up on this past week's trends: July 15-21, 2016. (more...)

Broadway's LION KING, ALADDIN and More to Offer Autism Friendly Performances This Year
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Theatre Development Fund (TDF), the not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts, today announced their sixth season of autism-friendly performances presented through its Autism Theatre Initiative (ATI) for 2016-17.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: The Return of Jared's BROADWAY BOO'S with Eden Espinosa
by Stage Tube - Jul 21, 2016

Jared Zirilli, of RAIN at The Old Globe, ROMANCE LANGUAGE at Ars Nova, The Civilians PRETTY FILTHY, Broadway LYSISTRATA JONES, touring WE WILL ROCK YOU and Wicked, as well as Off Broadway FAT CAMP, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, BARE, and TWILIGHT THE MUSICAL plus The Alley Theatre's A FEW GOOD MEN brings you the latest 'Jared's Broadway Boo's' # 73 with Wicked and BROOKLYN's Eden Espinosa. Check out the episode below: (more...)

Trent Armand Kendall + Brass ILLUSION Headline BROADWAY AT THE PIER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Trent Armand Kendall (host of TRENT ARMAND KENDALL Broadway Download, City World Radio) is host and producer of an outdoor, summer concert series at Pier Village, Long Branch, NJ. Pier Village is the most popular destinations on the Jersey Shore with retail, restaurants, international food trucks, residences and varied, exciting summer programming. Broadway at the Pier is a free event. Patrons are invited to bring their favorite blankets and chairs to enjoy a high energy, 60 minute concert of classic, contemporary and Broadway hits. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE WIZARD OF OZ Starts Rehearsals with a Bark at Theatre Royal Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Dress rehearsals for this year's Stage Experience production of the Wizard of Oz started off with a bark today as cast members welcomed a real life Toto to the stage of Theatre Royal. After weeks of searching for the perfect Cairn Terrier, Angus, who lives with Sara Hollaran and Eunice Smith of Pollock, Glasgow got stuck into life as an actor this morning ahead of the curtain going up on Oz tomorrow at 7pm. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Barrington Stage Company Celebrates Opening Night of THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jul 21, 2016

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director JuliAnne Boyd and Managing Director TriStan Wilson, presents Gilbert & Sullivan's THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, starring Will Swenson as 'The Pirate King.' BroadwayWorld brings you photos from opening night below! (more...)

Breaking News: Stephen Schwartz Reveals WICKED Movie Details, New Songs!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Wicked composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz made his first appearance at San Diego Comic-Con this year, at CW3PR's 8th Annual Behind the Music Panel, where he announced the first details of the Universal Studios Wicked movie. (more...)

Happy 50ISH! to Return to NYC at The Triad This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

HAPPY 50ish!, the mid-life musical comedy is back by popular demand, beginning August 12, 2016 at The Triad (158 West 72nd Street). (more...)

Jenn Colella, Chad Kimball, Kendra Kassebaum & More Will Lead COME FROM AWAY on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Junkyard Dog Productions announced today that the new musical Come From Away will begin performances on Broadway in February 2017 at a Shubert Theater to be announced, following productions at Washington DC's Ford's Theatre (Friday, September 2 - Sunday, October 9, 2016), and Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre (Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - Sunday, January 8, 2017). (more...)

Damian Humbley, Sally Ann Triplett and Teal Wicks to Join Andrew Lippa in THE LIFE OF THE PARTY at TheatreWorks
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's 47th season will feature American Premiere of the surprise London hit, THE LIFE OF THE PARTY, running August 24 - September 18, starring Tony Award-nominated composer Andrew Lippa. (more...)

Photo Flash: Actors Connection Summer Camp 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Broadway stars visit Actors Connection Performing Arts Camp and share their stories and tools for success with emerging talent ages 7-16 participating in the weeklong acting program. Brooklyn Shuck (Les Miserables (Ensemble & Young Cosette & Young Eponine U/S), Matilda (Matilda), Tuck Everlasting (Ensemble/Swing)) and Michael Wartella (Wicked (Boq), Tuck Everlasting (Hugo)) led a Q & A panel followed by autographs on July 19 th at Actors Connection New York. (more...)

Photo Flash: Original Stars Return for ONWARD VICTORIA: IN CONCERT at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Last night, a one-night-only concert of the short-lived musical ONWARD VICTORIA was presented at Feinstein's/54 Below. The 1980 musical chronicles the life of the first female candidate for President of the United States, Victoria Woodhull. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

BWW Reviews: WICKED National Tour Continues to Defy Belief at The Hobby Center
by Bryan-Keyth Wilson - Jul 20, 2016

On October 30, 2003, the institution of what we call American Musical theatre would never be the same. This highly anticipated musical hit Broadway running with box office success and two stars top billed. The Wickedly talented Idina Menzel (Elphaba) and Kristin Chenoweth (Galinda) were the talks of the town in Stephen Schwartz's new musical. The magical question is, how do you keep a musical relevant and box office worthy in this day and age when rapping forefathers capture the masses? My answer is, if it ain't broke, then don't fix it. This show evolves in every way, from the music, movement, costume and make-up design we are taken on a magical journey. (more...)

Lamplighters Music Theatre to Present Gilbert & Sullivan's THE MIKADO this August
by Rebecca Russo - Jul 20, 2016

Lamplighters Music Theatre will present Gilbert & Sullivan's masterpiece THE MIKADO in theatres throughout the Bay Area this summer. This new production has been moved from the traditional setting of a fictitious Japanese village to that of a bustling little town in Renaissance Italy, the world of Michelangelo, Leonardo and Botticelli, and the home of rapid cultural exchange, scientific advancement and artistic creativity. (more...)

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