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

WICKED Adds Six Weeks of Performances to 2015 Hollywood Pantages Run
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

The producers of Wicked, Broadway's biggest blockbuster, announced today that due to "Popular" demand, six additional weeks of performances will be added through Sunday, March 15, 2015 at Hollywood Pantages. Individual tickets for this new block of performances will go on sale to the general public on (more...)

BWW TV: Chatting with the Cast of YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU on Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 30, 2014

Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU just opened Sunday night, September 28, 2014, at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street), after 32 previews. The production is 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. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand for the big night to chat with the company, and below, you can check out interviews with the full gang from after the curtain went down! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 9/30/14 - INDIAN INK Opens, HERE LIES LOVE Begins in London and More!
by Jessica Showers - Sep 30, 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: It's another big night for off-Broadway, with the London transfer of HERE LIES LOVE, Roundabout's INDIAN INK and MONEY GRUBBIN' WHORES opening, and FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE beginning tonight! (more...)

Kim Zimmer Rejoins Cast of WICKED First North American Tour Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

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

Sarah Litzsinger and Kate Reinders to Bring TASTiSKANK to 54 Below, 10/30
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

After spending some time on opposite coasts, the artists jointly known as TASTiSKANK- Broadway's Sarah Litzsinger (Beauty and the Beast, Amour) and Kate Reinders (Wicked, Gypsy) are bringing their sexy back to 54 Below on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 11:30 p.m. Doors at 11. (more...)

Photo Flash: Galyana Castillo Wins Marty Thomas Presents' DIVA BE A DIVA Competition, Round 1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Marty Thomas Presents DIVA features NYC's finest female vocalists paying tribute to the greatest icons throughout history! The show performs weekly in midtown Manhattan hotspot, Industry Bar. It has also been seen around the country, as well as on Off Broadway and Broadway stages. In its fourth year, the show has featured such acts as Shoshana Bean, Shayna Steele, Rachel Potter, Alysha Umphress, Lena Hall, Eden Espinosa, The Glamazons, The Skivvies, Ramona Keller, N'Kenge, Saycon Sengbloh, Kate Rockwell and many many more. To expand its talent pool, Industry Bar announces the second installment of the BE A DIVA Competition. Scroll down for photos from Round 1 on Monday, September 29! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Q&A With The Cabaret's Executive & Artistic Director Shannon Forsell
by M. William Panek - Sep 30, 2014

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STAGE TUBE: THE RESIDUALS Tell More Jokes to Thank KickStarter Supporters
by The Residuals - Sep 30, 2014

For one of their KickStarter rewards, creators Michael Paul Smith and Gillian Pensavalle are thanking their supporters in a pretty unusual way. They are making videos for KickStarter contributors that include classic jokes from a 70-year-old joke book edited by Eddie Cantor. Now where else are you going to get that kind of 'Thank You?' And let's be honest, Gillian's reactions are just as funny as the jokes themselves. Check out some of these videos below. (more...)

Jason Daunter to Make Solo Cabaret Debut With BECAUSE I WANT TO! at the Laurie Beechman, 10/5-6
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Jason Daunter, producing director for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and a veteran Broadway stage manager, will make his solo cabaret debut -- and farewell performance -- on October 5 and 6, 2014, at the Laurie Beechman Theatre (407 West 42nd Street, NYC). (more...)

Production Postponed on Aaron Tveit & Kevin McHale's THEY MIGHT BE KENNEDY
by Movies News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

The film's official Facebook page announced today that production on the film has been postponed until June of 2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Stanton Nash, Bruce Randolph Nelson & More in Center Stage's AMADEUS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Helmed by Center Stage Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah, the production of AMADEUS, the first show in Center Stage's 2014/15 Season, runs through Oct. 12. (more...)

Broadway San Jose Concludes Most Successful Season to Date
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Broadway San Jose, a Nederlander Presentation, concluded its 2013-14 season with back-to-back, record-breaking engagements of JERSEY BOYS and Wicked, making the fifth Broadway touring season San Jose's most successful to date. (more...)

Casts of BEAUTIFUL, IF/THEN, ALADDIN, CABARET and More Begin Recording for Broadway's CAROLS FOR A CURE, VOL. 16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Stars, casts and musicians from the current Broadway line-up are recording now for the 2014 Broadway's Carols for a Cure, Volume 16. Singing traditional and original holiday songs, this annual holiday music CD benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, one of the nation's leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: September 29- October 5, 2014
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 29, 2014

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of September 29-October 5, 2014. (more...)

Tony DeSare, Isabel Rose, The Skivvies & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Six Flags Magic Mountain Presents the Biggest Halloween Event in Its History
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Six Flags Magic Mountain's 22 nd season of Fright Fest will bethe biggest and scariest in the Park's history. The line-up of new haunted attractions includes three immersive and terrifying mazes, a new scare zone, more roving "scare-actors" than ever before, and an additional weekend bringing the total to 14 event days. (more...)

Betty Buckley, Justin Vivian Bond, Leah Ryan and More Set for Joe's Pub, 10/1-12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its shows running from October 1 to 12, 2014. Scroll down for details, and visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows. (more...)

KING LEAR, FIDDLER & More Featured at New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts has just announced a slew of theatrical events for October, which will feature King Lear, Fiddler on the Roof, and much more. Check out the full list below! (more...)

BWW Interviews: EVITA's Caroline Bowman Returns Home to the Kennedy Center
by Benjamin Tomchik - Sep 29, 2014

DC BroadwayWorld recently spoke with Bowman about why she's eager to perform at the Kennedy Center, how research and jumping rope helped prepare her to play iconic Argentine First Lady Eva Peron, what life is like on the Evita national tour and the advice she would give to other DC-area actresses hoping to follow in her footsteps. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Mel Brooks Musical of YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN Wicked Fun at DOMA
by Don Grigware - Sep 29, 2014

I revert to childhood when I see a Mel Brooks movie or show. The sillier the better: the sight gags, the double entendres, the more the merrier. The New Mel Brooks Musical, Young Frankenstein is a real rip-roaring hoot of a show from start to finish as produced by DOMA with a great cast and zippy fast-paced direction and fine staging from Marco Gomez. (more...)

The Humans by Stephen Karam
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Sep 29, 2014

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Mandy Gonzalez, Jordan Leeds & More Set for SHALOM BROADWAY at QPAC, 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Broadway Stars Mandy Gonzalez (Wicked, In The Heights), Jordan Leeds (Les Miserables, Sunset Boulevard), Netanel Bellaishe (A Chorus Line, Guys And Dolls), and Tamara Tsoutsouris (La Boheme, Madame Butterfly), will perform Broadway Pop's International concert of SHALOM BROADWAY! Saturday October 5th at 3:00pm. (more...)

Lori Ann Ferreri, Michael James Scott and Ephraim Sykes Featured on Latest Episode of THE ENSEMBLIST
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Mo Brady and Nikka Graff Lanzarone announce the release of The Ensemblist's 32nd episode: 'I'm. In. Tech!' (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda To Present GUYS & DOLLS Concert & Screening, 10/12
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 29, 2014

Tony Award-winning composer and performer Lin-Manuel Miranda is set to present a unique concert event leading up to a special screening of classic movie musical GUYS & DOLLS according to a new announcement. (more...)

BWW Reviews: PIPPIN Revival Hits the Heights - Now thru October 19th
by Linda Hodges and Nick Hodges - Sep 29, 2014

The air was crackling with excitement on opening night for the much anticipated revival of Pippin at San Francisco's Golden Gate Theatre. And for good reason. The show won four Tony Awards last year including Best Musical Revival, with Diane Paulus taking home the Tony for Best Director. Patina Miller as the Leading Player took home Best Actress, while Andrea Martin won Best Featured Actress. Not to be outdone, the national tour signed Sasha Allen, Lucie Arnaz, and John Rubinstein, not to mention Canada's circus troupe, Les 7 doigts de la main. Talk about the wow factor. Pippin is an exuberant, extravaganza of a show and it plays now through October 19 at SHN's Golden Gate Theatre. (more...)

Broadway Ticket Buying Guide: September 29 - October 5, 2014
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 29, 2014

Looking to buy last minute tickets to a Broadway show? Don't know what to see? Trying to find a theater? Welcome to BroadwayWorld's: The Broadway Ticket Buying Guide. Below, you will find weekly updates on full priced tickets, discounts, availability for the hottest productions, and locations for shows playing the Great White Way! Catch up on all the latest stats so that you can see your favorite productions at the best price! (And make it there on time). (more...)

BWW TV: Meet the Family! Watch Highlights from YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU on Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 29, 2014

Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU just opened last night, September 28, 2014, at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street), after 32 previews. The production is directed by six-time Tony Award-nominee and Drama Desk Award winnerScott Ellis (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Twelve Angry Men, 1776) and will play a 19-week limited engagement. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights of the cast in action below! (more...)

Sarah Hyland, Christine Lakin, Missi Pyle & More to Star in SCREAM! at Rockwell Table and Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

ROCKWELL Table and Stage, L.A.'s premier spot for extraordinary entertainment and dining has announced the world premiere of 'Modern Family's" Sarah Hyland starring in SCREAM!, with musical direction by Brian P. Kennedy and written & directed by Michael Gans & Richard Register. SCREAM! will preview on Friday, October 10 at 8pm; Saturday, October 11 at 8:00pm and Friday, October 17 at 8pm and will open on Saturday, October 18 at 8:00pm and run through Saturday, November 15 at ROCKWELL Table and Stage, 1714 N. Vermont in Los Feliz. (more...)

Photo Coverage: YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Cast Takes Opening Night Bows at the Longacre Theatre!
by Walter McBride - Sep 29, 2014

Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU just opened last night, September 28, 2014, at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street), after 32 previews. The production is 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. BroadwayWorld was there for the special evening and below, you can check out photos from inside the first official curtain call! (more...)

BEAUTIFUL Cast Members Set for BROADWAY SESSIONS This Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

This Thursday, October 2nd, Broadway Sessions welcomes cast members from Beautiful The Carole King Musical. (more...)

Photo Coverage: YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Company Celebrates Opening Night!
by Walter McBride - Sep 29, 2014

Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU just opened last night, September 28, 2014, at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street), after 32 previews. The production is directed by six-time Tony Award-nominee and Drama Desk Award winnerScott Ellis (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Twelve Angry Men, 1776) and will play a 19-week limited engagement. BroadwayWorld was there for the special evening and below, you can check out photos from inside the after party! (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 9/28/14
by - Sep 29, 2014

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 9/28/2014. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 9/29
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 29, 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, 9/28/2014. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Opening Night Arrivals
by Walter McBride - Sep 29, 2014

Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU just opened last night, September 28, 2014, at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street), after 32 previews. The production is directed by six-time Tony Award-nominee and Drama Desk Award winnerScott Ellis (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Twelve Angry Men, 1776) and will play a 19-week limited engagement. BroadwayWorld was there for the special evening and below, you can check out photos from the star-studded red carpet! (more...)

Lillias White, Justin Guarini and More Join Lyons & Pakchar Tonight at the NYPL for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Broadway's Future Songbook Series -- presented by Arts and Artists at St. Paul -- begins tonight, September 29th in the Bruno Walter Auditorium at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center located at 111 Amsterdam Avenue and 65th Street. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for September 29-October 5
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 28, 2014

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven- o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: SMILE : A Broadway Reunion Concert, Celebrating Adolph Green - 100 Years of Wonderful, Jamie deRoy and Friends, Randy Graff: Re-Made In Brooklyn, and The Songs of Scott Evan Davis, featuring Karen Mason, Lisa Howard & more. (more...)

FINDING NEVERLAND Producer Harvey Weinstein Wins 'Riedel Challenge'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2014

In reaction to a piece written by New York Post journalist Michael Riedel criticizing the new musical Finding Neverland, the producers of the show found out that Riedel had not seen the show and had been writing speculatively. (more...)

This Weeks New Movies - 9/27/2014 - 10/3/2014
by BWW - Sep 28, 2014

Information, posters, descriptions of all the upcoming movies being released from 9/27/2014 - 10/3/2014! (more...)

BWW Recap: ONCE UPON A TIME's Season Premiere Gets FROZEN
by Danielle DeSisto - Sep 28, 2014

ABC's hit fantasy-drama ONCE UPON A TIME returns tonight, September 28th! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 9/27-9/28/2014
by - Sep 28, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, September 28, 2014 - Sunday, September 28, 2014. (more...)

VIDEO: Matthew James Thomas & Sasha Allen Chat National Tour of PIPPIN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

Stars Sasha Allen (Broadway's Hair) and Matthew James Thomas (Broadway's Pippin, Spider-Man) stopped by KPIX CBS San Francisco Bay Area News yesterday to discuss the musical. (more...)

Broadway-Bound CAN-CAN Begins Tonight at Paper Mill
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse will open its 2014-2015 season with a Broadway-bound, world-class revival of Can-Can starring Kate Baldwin as Pistache and Jason Danieley as Aristide. Can-Can will play the Millburn, New Jersey, theater from tonight, October 1 through October 26, 2014. The official press opening night is Sunday, October 5, at 7:00pm. (more...)

WICKED's Gregory Maguire and Stephen Schwartz Set for 'A WICKED COOL EVENING' at the Bushnell, 10/21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

MARK MY WORDS 2014: A Wicked COOL EVENING, on Tuesday, October 21 at 8:00 p.m., is a once-in-a-lifetime event - a conversation between the creators of the book and Broadway smash Wicked. Gregory Maguire wrote the original novel Wicked - The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West. Stephen Schwartz, legendary composer and lyricist of Pippin and Godspell, adapted Maguire's twisted take on L. Frank Baum's universe into one of the most successful musicals in history. Moderated by Connecticut theater legend Frank Rizzo, this is a unique opportunity to hear these creators talk about writing, music, theatre and, of course, the Wonderful World of Oz. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Douglas E. Stark and More in Beef & Boards' FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

In a true celebration of tradition, Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre's 2014 Season concludes with the nine-time Tony Award-winning: Fiddler on the Roof. This heartwarming musical marks its 50th Anniversary this year, and opens on Oct. 9 at Beef & Boards. Douglas E. Stark reprises his favorite role of Tevye, the milkman, who is the center of this touching story set in the tiny village of Anatevka. Tevye does his best to protect his five daughters and instill them with traditional values, even in the face of changing times and social principles. Iconic songs include 'Sunrise, Sunset,' 'If I Were A Rich Man' and 'Matchmaker, Matchmaker.' Scroll down for a first look at Stark onstage! (more...)

MNN to Air Jamie deRoy Birdland Concert, Featuring Stephanie J. Block & More this Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

Jamie deRoy & friends on TV is seen every other Sunday at 7:30pm on Manhattan Neighborhood Network: Time Warner Cable Channel 56, RCN Channel 83, and Verizon FIOS Channel 34. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: CABARET's Leeds Hill Performs 'Take Me Back to Manhattan' at BROADWAY SESSIONS
by Stage Tube - Oct 1, 2014

CABARET's Leeds Hill performed 'Take Me Back to Manhattan' at Broadway Sessions on September 25th at the Laurie Beechman Theatre, 42nd & 9th, NYC. The evening was hosted by Ben Cameron with Joshua Stephen Kartes on piano. Check out his performance below! (more...)

Patti LuPone, Sierra Boggess, Jeremy Jordan & More Set for 54 Below in October & November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

This October and November 54 BELOW presents a lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54thStreet. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

Josh Piterman Opens Australia's First Fitness Centre for Performers
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

Musical theatre's leading man Josh Piterman opens Australia's first fitness centre PITFIT specialising in creative functional fitness for performers, dancers and actors. Everyday Australians wanting achieve great results in an energized and fun environment can also get involved and visit the studio on PITFIT Open Day from 8am - 1pm, Saturday 15 November, 2014. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: THE RESIDUALS Pay Up on Their KickStarter 'Dareoke' w/ Johnny Cash & June Carter
by The Residuals - Oct 1, 2014

The hysterical webseries, THE RESIDUALS, which will debut it's second season exclusively here on BroadwayWorld in 2015, is currently in the final two days of their Season Two KickStarter campaign. One of their KickStarter rewards, allows the contributor to select any song for creators Michael Paul Smith and Gillian Pensavalle to sing in a 'Dareoke.' For this one, they are singning 'Jackson' by Johnny Cash and June Carter. Check out the videos below, and there's still time to get your own Dareoke in before Tuesday night at 11:59pm. (more...)

WICKED Sets Lottery Policy for Smith Center Run
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for Wicked, which is returning to The Smith Center for the Performing Arts with performances from Wednesday, Oct. 8 through Sunday, Nov. 9. Two and one-half hours prior to each performance, people who present themselves at The Smith 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...)

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