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Oriental Theatre- Ford Center for the Performing Arts (Chicago, IL)
24 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL

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

BWW Review: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, The reFASHIONed Theatre, Selfridges, 26 August 2016
by Gary Naylor - Aug 27, 2016

Gary Naylor sees an ambitious and engaging all-through production of one of Shakespeare's best loved comedies. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Dorothy Bishop brings The Dozen Divas Show to the Metropolitan Room
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 27, 2016

The Dozen Divas (Dorothy Bishop) performed at at the Metropolitan Room last night and Broadwayworld was there.  This was a special show to celebrate the birthday of Sandra McFarland and all the  divas present came wrapped up in one person: international performer and 'America's Got Talent' finalist Dorothy Bishop. (more...)

Idina Menzel Shares Wonder Woman Playlist
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2016

Known to Broadway audiences as the brave Elphaba from Wicked and Rent's spirited, no-holds-barred Maureen, and now, thanks to the Frozen anthem 'Let It Go,' to millions of children and their families around the world as Queen Elsa, Idina Menzel is no stranger to playing strong women. To celebrate the 75th anniversary of Wonder Woman, Menzel partnered with DC Comics to provide listeners with a Spotify playlist of power tracks, featuring hits from female icons, such as Barbra Streisand, Diana Ross, and India.Arie. (more...)

FOR THE RECORD: SCORSESE - AMERICAN CRIME REQUIEM Kicks Off The Wallis' 2016-17 Season OPENING NIGHT Set for 8/29
by Maeve Riley - Aug 26, 2016

All-Star Ensemble Cast Includes Tony Award-Winner John Lloyd Young, Tony Award-Nominee Carmen Cusack, Pia Toscano, Lindsey Gort and Grammy Award-Nominee B. Slade (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 8/26; THE TEMPEST in South Bend, HAND TO GOD in Austin, HUNCHBACK at Music Circus and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 26, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in South Bend, Austin, Sacramento and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include THE TEMPEST at The Shakespeare Festival at Notre Dame, the regional premiere of HAND TO GOD in Austin, and THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME in Sacramento, just to name a few. (more...)

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 8/26/2016
by BWW - Aug 26, 2016

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 8/26/2016. (more...)

Broadway's Brian Stokes Mitchell and Megan Hilty to Headline Eccles Theater Grand Opening
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

The long-awaited George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Theater, Salt Lake City's new performing arts center, will open its doors to the public on Friday, October 21 with an array of national headliners and local talent. (more...)

Jennifer Damiano and More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 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. (more...)

Carmen Cusack and John Lloyd Young Join The Cast of FOR THE RECORD: SCORSESE at The Wallis
by Nora Dominick - Aug 26, 2016

Revolutionizing the live musical theater experience, the acclaimed company For The Record makes its triumphant return to Los Angeles in a new production, For The Record: Scorsese - American Crime Requiem. This new show will bring the legendary filmmaker's soundtracks to life in a new generation cabaret from September 21 through October 16 at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. For The Record: Scorsese - American Crime Requiem is co-produced by The Wallis and Ad Astra Live, and is made possible by the generous support of David C. Bohnett. (more...)

Liam Doyle and Emily Tierney to Star in GHOST THE MUSICAL Asian Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

The supernatural power of love is taking Asia by storm as the original production of the Broadway and West End musical Ghost The Musical, adapted from the Academy Award-winning film, starts it's second tour through Asia this November. (more...)

Photo Flash: Ciara Renee, Drew Gehling, Alison Luff, Jon Rua and More Belt Beatles Classics at BROADWAY SINGS THE BEATLES
by Nora Dominick - Aug 25, 2016

Last week, some of the brightest talents on Broadway were featured in Broadway Sings The Beatles, the latest concert in the Broadway Sings concert series. BroadwayWorld has your inside look below! (more...)

Stage and Screen Star Aaron Tveit to Play The VETS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Broadway, TV, and film actor and singer Aaron Tveit will play The VETS in Providence on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 7:00pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: Marymount Manhattan College Teams with Myongji University on Summer Theatre Intensive
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Marymount Manhattan College and Myongji University of South Korea are collaborating on a Summer Musical Theatre Intensive for both American and Korean students. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Breaking News: Mandy Gonzalez Heads to HAMILTON for September Start & Renée Elise Goldsberry Sets Departure
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

MANDY GONZALEZ, who created the role of 'Nina Rosario' in the Tony Award-winning musical IN THE HEIGHTS and can currently be seen in the hit TV shows 'Madam Secretary' and 'Quantico,' will return to Broadway on Tuesday, September 6 as the brilliant and beautiful Angelica Schuyler in the 11-time Tony Award-winning musical Hamilton. (more...)

Bay Area Cabaret Presents West Coast Debut of Carmen Cusack
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Bay Area Cabaret kicks off the new year presenting the West Coast concert debut of chanteuse Carmen Cusack as part of the 2016-17 season at the Venetian Room in the Fairmont Hotel (950 Mason Street) on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 5 p.m.  (more...)

John Lloyd Young & Carmen Cusack Join Cast of FOR THE RECORD: SCORSESE - AMERICAN CRIME REQUIEM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Revolutionizing the live musical theater experience, the acclaimed company For The Record makes its triumphant return to Los Angeles in a new production, For The Record: Scorsese - American Crime Requiem. The stellar ensemble cast-drawing talent from the worlds of stage, screen and music-includes Tony Award-winner John Lloyd Young (Broadway's Jersey Boys), Tony Award-nominee Carmen Cusack (Broadway's Bright Star), & many more. (more...)

Telly Leung to Return to Feinstein's/54 Below with SONGS FOR YOU
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Telly Leung, the Broadway and television star of 'Glee,' Godspell, Rent and more, returns to Feinstein's/54 Below for two shows only on Tuesday, September 13 and Wednesday, September 14 after a two-year hiatus and a 'star turn' (NBC New York) in Broadway's Allegiance opposite George Takei and Lea Salonga. (more...)

PHOTO: First Look - Kristin Chenoweth Takes On 'Divine' Role in Starz's AMERICAN GODS
by TV News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

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Composer Stephen Schwartz Has 'MAGIC TO DO' at Maltz Jupiter Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

The chance to see Stephen Schwartz perform his music onstage at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre for a one-night-only benefit concert? It's the kind of opportunity that only comes once in a lifetime. (more...)

BWW Interview: SCHIKANEDER Autor Christian Struppeck während der Probenphase im Gespräch
by Iris Moebius - Aug 25, 2016

Hinter den Kulissen des Raimund Theater wird mit voller Kraft und Energie an der Umsetzung der neuesten Eigenproduktion der Vereinigten Buhnen Wien gearbeitet:  „SCHIKANEDER - die turbulente Liebesgeschichte hinter der Zauberflote" wird am 30. September 2016 in Wien zur Urauffuhrung gebracht! Ein Jahr nach unseren letzten Interview mit Christian Struppeck, damals kurz nach Bekanntgabe des Projektes SCHIKANEDER, konnten wir noch einmal mit ihm sprechen und in Erfahrung bringen, wie das Musical seit dem gereift ist, und wie es im Probenraum zugeht. (more...)

BWW Feature: WICKED Touring Cast Visits Local High School in Columbus, Ohio
by Christina Mancuso - Aug 25, 2016

Today, theatre students of Gahanna Lincoln High School in Columbus, Ohio (with Director Cynthia Macioce) had a rare treat when members of the touring company of Wicked visited them to offer an informative talkback on the makings of a touring production. The talkback was open to members of Gahanna Lincoln High School's International Thespian Society, whose Vice President, Camille Mancuso, orchestrated the event based on her previous professional experience on tour and on Broadway. (more...)

Cast Announced for Detroit Public Theatre's Production of MURDER BALLAD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

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VIDEO: Watch Broadway Alum Brian Justin Crum Advance to Semi Finals of AMERICA'S GOT TALENT
by TV News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Broadway alum Brian Justin Crum delivered another showstopping performance on last night's AMERICA'S GOT TALENT to advance to the semi-final round! (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 8/24/2016 - THE LIFE OF THE PARTY in San Fran!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 24, 2016

Today's big news: WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT's producers and playwright chat it up at The Drama Book Shop, and THE LIFE OF THE PARTY, starring Andrew Lippa, opens in San Francisco! (more...)

VIDEO: An Inside Look At Recording Kristin Chenoweth's 'The Art Of Elegance'
by Michael Dale - Aug 24, 2016

Kristin Chenoweth's new album, 'The Art of Elegance,' will have a will have a digital release September 23rd and a physical release on September 30th, 2016. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

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STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of HUNCHBACK at Music Circus - Starring Deaf Actor John McGinty, Lesli Margherita, Mark Jacoby and More!
by Stage Tube - Aug 24, 2016

The 2016 Music Circus season concludes with the Northern California premiere of a new musical from the mind of Victor Hugo, inspired by one of the most epic stories ever told: The Hunchback of Notre Dame. This daring production sets the classic tale of love, vengeance, and compassion to one of the most sweeping scores ever written for the stage. It's the only stage collaboration between two masters of American musical theatre, Alan Menken (Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast) and Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin). BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at highlights of the show below! (more...)

Phil Johnson's A JEWISH JOKE Set for 2016 United Solo Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

United Solo Festival will present writer/performer Phil Johnson in his latest solo work, A Jewish Joke - a drama about comedy as relevant today is it was during the McCarthy era - in a single performance on Saturday, September 17th at 4pm at The Studio Theatre @ Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street - just east of Broadway.) (more...)

Michael Urie and Robin De Jesus to Star in HOMOS, OR EVERYONE IN AMERICA World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Labyrinth Theater Company presents the world premiere of Homos, Or Everyone in American (October 20-November 27) by Jordan Seavey. Homos, Or Everyone in American, directed by Mike Donahue and featuring two-time Tony nominee Robin De Jesus (In The Heights, La Cage Aux Folles) and Drama Desk Award winner Michael Urie (Buyer and Cellar, Ugly Betty, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying), is a bitingly tender new play about trying to live and love in New York. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Deaf Actor John McGinty, Lesli Margherita, Mark Jacoby and More in HUNCHBACK at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

The 2016 Music Circus season concludes with the Northern California premiere of a new musical from the mind of Victor Hugo, inspired by one of the most epic stories ever told: The Hunchback of Notre Dame. This daring production sets the classic tale of love, vengeance, and compassion to one of the most sweeping scores ever written for the stage. It's the only stage collaboration between two masters of American musical theatre, Alan Menken (Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast) and Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin).  BroadwayWorld brings you a first look below! (more...)

BWW Contest: Win A Signed Copy of Norbert Leo Butz's 'GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS'
by BWW Contests - Aug 24, 2016

BroadwayWorld is giving one of our lucky readers a chance to win a signed copy of the upcoming album GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS, recorded live at 54 Below! (more...)

WICKED'S Emma Hatton Set to Perform Solo Cabaret Show SONGBIRD Live at Zedel This Fall
by Nora Dominick - Aug 24, 2016

Known and loved by thousands for her portrayal of the iconic character Elphaba in the West End hit Wicked, Emma Hatton brings her timeless vocals to Live at Zedel based at Crazy Coqs on 28 October, with a celebration of Eva Cassidy, whose stirring and emotional interpretation of iconic songs coupled with her untimely death at the young age of 33 touched the world. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Working Artists Theatre Project's GREGORIAN Celebrates Opening Night
by Jennifer Broski - Aug 23, 2016

Working Artists Theatre Project presents GREGORIAN, a new play by Matthew Greene, running through September 2nd at Walker Space (46 Walker Street, between Broadway and Church). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from opening night below! (more...)

All-Chicago Cast Set for 'Thrones! The Musical Parody' at Apollo Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

"Thrones! The Musical Parody" sweeps through the Windy City once again this fall at Apollo Theater Chicago (2540 N Lincoln Ave) with a talented ensemble of Chicago up-and-comers bringing the "Game of Thrones" send-up to life. Under the direction of Hannah Todd, the cast of "Thrones! The Musical Parody" includes Caitlyn Cerza, Nick Druzbanski, Madeline Lauzon, Beau Nolen, Victoria Olivier and Christopher Ratliff. This all-Chicago cast combines comedic talents and "knockout vocal harmonies" (Chicago Reader) to bring all six seasons of the HBO hit to the stage, recounting the journey of well-known characters such as Tyrion Lannister, Jon Snow, Cersei Lannister, the Stark family, Daenerys Targaryen and more. Performances for the fall run of "Thrones! The Musical Parody" begin September 15; tickets ($29-$59) are on sale now and can be purchased at ApolloChicago.com or by calling the box office at 773.935.6100. The press performance takes place on September 21. Headshots and imagery can be accessed here. (more...)

Showtime's ROADIES Season Finale, Inspired by Jackson Browne Classic, to Air 8/28
by TV News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

The death of a rock and roll legend brings together music's greatest for an all-star memorial at the famed L.A. Forum in the season finale of ROADIES, airing this Sunday, August 28 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

There Are Two New Witches in Oz- Meet the New Stars of the WICKED Tour- Jessica Vosk and Kristen Martin!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

The Wicked tour has just announced it will welcome Jessica Vosk as Elphaba and Kristen Martin as Nessarose beginning Wednesday, September 7 at The Morris Performing Arts Center in South Bend. (more...)

Jessica Vosk and Kristen Martin to Fly Into WICKED Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

The Wicked tour has just announced it will welcome Jessica Vosk as Elphaba and Kristen Martin as Nessarose beginning Wednesday, September 7 at The Morris Performing Arts Center in South Bend. (more...)

MY FAIR LADY, Starring Paul Alexander Nolan and Kelli Barrett, Extends at Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Bay Street Theater recently announced that MY FAIR LADY will be extended through September 4 due to popular demand. (more...)

Rupert Grint to Lead Crackle Original Drama SNATCH, Based on Popular Film
by TV News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Crackle, Sony's streaming network, today announced that Rupert Grint, most known for his role as Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter film franchise, will star in the network's new scripted drama series, SNATCH based on the wildly popular movie of the same name. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at WICKED in Singapore
by Stage Tube - Aug 23, 2016

Wicked flies into Singapore September 29 through October 30, 2016 at the ?Grand Theatre, MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands.  BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the trailer below! (more...)

Rory O'Malley, Jenna Ushkowitz, Telly Leung and More Slated for BROADWAY SNIFFS OUT CANCER Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Join us for the first annual BROADWAY SNIFFS OUT CANCER, an all-star Broadway benefit concert to honor all of the loved ones we've lost to cancer and raise money to train our canine friends to save lives. (more...)

KVPAC Hosts a Hair-Raising Apocalyptic Zombie Run This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

The undead will soon be swarming all over KVPAC as it masses its first ever 5K KVPAC rUndead Zombie Run 2016 this fall. The teeming begins Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 10:00 am and kicks off a plethora of ghoulishly fun events at KVPAC's 1st Annual Wicked Weekend, sponsored by Covering Katy! Activities include a costume parade and contest, an in-door arts and crafts fair, an out-door Trunk or Treat market, and a two-night Haunted House attraction. (more...)

Stars of WICKED, SOMETHING ROTTEN! and KINKY BOOTS Set for Grand Central's Summer Send-Off
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Grand Central Terminal invites visitors and commuters to a three-day event featuring free, family-friendly entertainment in Vanderbilt Hall, August 24-26, 2016. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 8/21/16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 8/21/2016. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 8/22
by - Aug 22, 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 8/21/2016. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: August 22-28, 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 22, 2016

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of August 22-28, 2016. (more...)

Jackie Burns, Michael Hunsaker and Daniel Rowan to Lead Casa Manana's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Casa Mañana Theatre opens its 2016-17 Broadway season with Jesus Christ Superstar, September 10-18. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

Sierra Repertory Theatre Presents THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Sierra Repertory Theatre's The Robber Bridegroom, a "country and southern" comedy, steals its way on to the Fallon House stage September 2 through 25. (more...)

Centenary Stage Comapny's YOUNG AUDIENCE SERIES Returns for 2016 – 17 Season with MISS NELSON IS MISSING
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Centenary Stage Company's Young Audience Series returns for the 2016 - 17 season on Saturday, September 17 at 11am in the Little Theater with the family favorite musical, Miss Nelson is Missing.  Written for the stage by Joan Cushing and adapted from the books "Miss Nelson is Missing!" and "Miss Nelson is Back!" by Harry Allard, illustrated by James Marshall, this hilarious quirky musical adventure entertains while lightheartedly instilling lessons of respect and appreciation. (more...)

Anthony Crivello Joins Kelli James for LEGENDS & LES MISERABLES at Theater Works
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Theater Works is excited to announce an exclusive event with Broadway stars Kelli James, James May and special guest, Tony Award winner Anthony Crivello. J (more...)

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