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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


Molly Model Joins Loni Ackerman, Caroline Bowman and More for Birdland's V-DAY VOLUME 4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2017

Molly Model joins LOVE SONGS for V-Day Volume 4! Molly is so ecstatic to be performing alongside Loni Ackerman and the incredible cast of Love Songs. 20 year old Molly just got back from the Narnia festival in Italy where she choreographed and premiered 'The Lullaby of Broadway' a new musical review. She is currently taking classes at the Barrow Group and is a proud faculty member at Shuffles Tap and Musical Theater School. She is so grateful to be a part of such a star studded concert in celebration of such a LOVEly holiday! (more...)

Broadway's Grasan Kingsberry and Betsy Struxness to Join Greenwich Village Orchestra for Spring Pops Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

On May 7, 2017, at 3:00PM, the Greenwich Village Orchestra, led by Music Director and Conductor Barbara Yahr, will close its 30th anniversary season at Washington Irving Campus Auditorium (at 17th St. and Irving Place) with a pops concert, Broadway Downtown, featuring performances by guest artists and Broadway stars Grasan Kingsberry (The Color Purple, Motown The Musical, Nice Work if You Can Get It, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Aida) and Betsy Struxness (Hamilton, Matilda, Memphis, Wicked). (more...)

VIDEO: Idina Menzel Wouldn't Mind Being Cast as 'Elphaba' in WICKED Movie
by TV News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Broadway's Idina Menzel stopped by last night's WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE and was asked by host Andy Cohen which actress she would want cast as her 'Wicked' Broadway character Elphaba in the movie version. (more...)

Ars Nova and WP Theater Present SUNDOWN, YELLOW MOON
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Ars Nova and WP Theater are pleased to present the world premiere of Sundown, Yellow Moon (February 28-April 1), a nighttime play, with songs, by Rachel Bonds, directed by Anne Kauffman (OBIE and Drama Desk Award winner), with songs by the indie-folk duo The Bengsons (Hundred Days) and additional lyrics by Bonds. (more...)

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 1/20/2017
by BWW - Jan 20, 2017

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 1/20/2017. (more...)

Disney, Valentines, Villains and More Set for February at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

This February, Feinstein's/54 Below celebrates the winter season's most anticipated evenings with special celebrations that will delight lovers (and their foes), thrill film aficionados, and provide an alternative for those looking to escape Super Bowl Sunday. (more...)

WICKED Flies Back to Birmingham in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Wicked, the West End and Broadway musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is delighted to confirm that its spectacular, multi record-breaking and critically acclaimed touring production will return to the Birmingham Hippodrome in 2018. (more...)

Wyldlife Premiere 'Out On Your Block' with New Noise Magazine
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

As it prepares to wrap up a South and Midwest run, NYC punk-rock four-piece WYLDLIFE premiered Out on Your Block exclusively with New Noise Magazine. The band's third LP is also its first release on Little Steven's own Wicked Cool Records. (more...)

Full Cast and Creative Team Announced for ONE LOVE: THE BOB MARLEY MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Full casting has been announced for One Love: The Bob Marley Musical which premieres at Birmingham Repertory Theatre in March.  (more...)

Carrie Manolakos Signs on for BROADWAY AT W's 'Inauguration Love-in'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Singer-songwriter and actress, Carrie Manolakos, will be the surprise special guest singer for the previously announced 'Aftermath: A Rock and Roll Inauguration Love-In' concert featuring Hamilton's Nik Walker and Friends. (more...)

Winter Is... Over? THRONES! THE MUSICAL PARODY Extends for Final Time Into Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

The watch must finally come to an end for "Thrones! The Musical Parody," announcing today the fourth and final extension at Apollo Theater (2540 N. Lincoln Ave). The "Game of Thrones" send-up will close March 19, 2017 after an eight-month run at the Lincoln Park theater. (more...)

Damian Lewis and Sophie Okonedo to be Joined by Jason Hughes and Archie Madekwe in THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Full casting for Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? is announced today. Joining Damian Lewis and Sophie Okonedo, who play husband and wife Martin and Stevie in Ian Rickson's production, will be Jason Hughes as Martin's oldest friend Ross and Archie Madekwe as their son Billy. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Carmen Cusack in Gulfshore Playhouse's DO THIS!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Gulfshore Playhouse, Southwest Florida's Premiere Professional theatre, is very excited to announce that 2016 Tony Award-nominee Carmen Cusack stars in the one-woman, world premiere of Do This by Karen Siff Exkorn, which is now running through the 28th. BroadwayWorld has a first look below! (more...)

Lavinia Draper to Host Intermission Party at WILD WOMEN OF PLANET WONGO
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

One of the most unique parties in town is the immersive sci-fi musical comedy Wild Women of Planet Wongo, now running through March, will introduce special guest hosts during their interactive Planet Wongo Game Break which takes place during both 10-minute intermissions. (more...)

WICKED to Fly Back to Bristol This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Wicked returns for four weeks only from Tuesday 6 February to Saturday 3 March 2018. Tickets go on general sale on Wednesday 1 February. (more...)

VIDEO: Rachel Bloom Explains How She Wound Up in Musical Theatre
by - Jan 19, 2017

On last night's LATE SHOW, Golden Globe-winning star and creator of 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,' Rachel Bloom explained to Stephen why she didn't chase her original career choice, a surgeon! (more...)

VIDEO: Louie Anderson Reveals When He Talks to God, God Answers
by - Jan 19, 2017

On last night's LATE SHOW, Emmy-award winning comedian and author Louie Anderson, who stars as Zach Galifianakis' mother in 'Baskets.' says his prayers were answered when he got the part. (more...)

VIDEO: Idina Menzel on Performing at White House, Upcoming Tour & More on LATE SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

On last night's LATE SHOW, guest Idina Menzel revealed that all really wants is to be good at Twitter. (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Presented by SeatGeek: January 19, 2017
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 19, 2017

Looking to buy last minute tickets to a Broadway show? Don't know what to see? Trying to find a theater? (more...)

Lauren Worsham, Katrina Lenk and More Set for ARTISTS FOR WORLD PEACE ON BROADWAY Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Artists for World Peace, a nonprofit organization, will host its 6th annual Broadway event on Sunday, February 19th, at The Cutting Room, 44 East 32nd Street, Manhattan, New York. (more...)

WICKED Will Fly Back to Ten UK & Ireland Cities from February 2018
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Wicked, the West End and Broadway musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is delighted to confirm that its spectacular, multi record-breaking and critically acclaimed touring production will return to the UK & Ireland in 2018. (more...)

BWW Review: LIE, CHEAT AND GENUFLECT by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore at the Carrollwood Players
by Peter Nason - Jan 19, 2017

It's like 'Some Like It Hot' meets 'Nuns on the Run!' (more...)

COME FROM AWAY Cast Poses for Vanity Fair
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The new musical Come From Away will begin performances on Broadway on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) and officially open Sunday, March 12, 2017. Before the company takes their Broadway bows, they will appear in the February issue of Vanity Fair. (more...)

WICKED Flies Back to Edinburgh Playhouse in May 2018
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Wicked, the West End and Broadway musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is delighted to confirm that its spectacular, multi record-breaking and critically acclaimed touring production will return to the Edinburgh Playhouse in 2018. (more...)

VIDEO: Idina Menzel Talks 'Beaches' Remake: 'I Was Terrified to Do It'
by TV News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Singer and actress Idina Menzel appeared live on this morning's 'GMA' to discuss the upcoming reboot of 'Beaches.' (more...)

Highland Park Players Presents A FAIRY TALE ADVENTURE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Highland Park Players Theater for Young Audiences presents its newest production of A Fairy Tale Adventure at Edgewood Auditorium, 929 Edgewood Road, Highland Park, on Saturdays and Sundays, February 11, 12, 18, and 19, at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. (more...)

Mystery Writers of America Announces the 2017 Edgar Award Nominations; Gala to Take Place in NYC, 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Mystery Writers of America celebrates the 208th anniversary of the birth of Edgar Allan Poe by announcing the Nominees for the 2017 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2016. The Edgar Awards will be presented to the winners at the 71st Gala Banquet, April 27, 2017 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York City. (more...)

AMOR X AMOR: San Valentín a ritmo de musicales
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jan 19, 2017

El proximo 14 de febrero mas de 30 artistas se uniran sobre el escenario del Teatre Victoria en un concierto de duetos de musicales dirigido por Alicia Serrat con direccion musical de Xavier Torras (more...)

BROADWAY ON MAIN STREET Exclusively at Jeanne Rimsky Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

It's an all-new event created exclusively for the Jeanne Rimsky Theater. Producer Stephen DeAngelis brings five of Broadway's finest vocalists to recreate their signature musical moments from their long-running roles in the Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals you know and love. They'll also share backstage stories and take questions from the audience. (more...)


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More Broadway Villains Sign on for 'ICY HEARTS CLUB' at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Natalie Joy Johnson (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde), Kevin Smith Kirkwood (Kinky Boots; Classic Whitney: Alive!), Denis Lambert (Doctor Zhivago; A Chorus Line), Sharone Sayegh (The Band's Visit; Mamma Mia), and Ari'el Stachel (The Band's Visit) join the cast of The Broadway Villains Party: Icy Hearts Club Edition at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

Complete Casting Announced for Broadway's WAR PAINT!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Producers David Stone and Marc Platt today announced complete casting for the upcoming Broadway musical, WAR PAINT. (more...)

VIDEO: Idina Menzel Originally Thought BEACHES Remake Was 'The Stupidest Idea'
by TV News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Grammy and Tony winner Idina Menzel stopped by this morning's TODAY to talk about starring in the upcoming TV remake of the film "Beaches.' (more...)

Experience the Spellbinding Splendor of PIPPIN at Van Wezel
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Pippin soars into the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Friday, February 17 at 8PM and Saturday, February 18 at 2PM and 8PM. This unforgettable new production is the winner of four 2013 Tony Awards® including Best Musical Revival. Hailed as 'an eye-popping, jaw-dropping extravaganza' (NY1), it's unlike anything you have ever seen!  Pippin is noted for many Broadway standards including 'Corner of the Sky,' 'Magic To Do,' 'Glory,' 'No Time at All,' 'Morning Glow' and 'Love Song.' (more...)

31st Annual MAC Awards to Honor Michele Lee
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC) will present MICHELE LEE with its 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award at the 31st Annual MAC Awards to be held Tuesday, March 28 at 7:00 pm at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in New York City. (more...)

BWW Awards Special: South African Theatre Winners Celebrate the 2016 Regional BroadwayWorld South Africa Awards
by David Fick - Jan 18, 2017

It was no unlucky Friday the 13th for South Africa's theatre community when BroadwayWorld's Regional Managing Editor Christina Mancuso released the names of the of the winners of the 2016 BroadwayWorld South Africa Awards. (more...)

27th Annual LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards Celebrated Achievement Throughout Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

The 27th Annual LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Awards, celebrating theatrical excellence and achievement throughout Los Angeles, were presented on Tuesday, January 17 at the Ahmanson Theatre at The Music Center. (more...)

Scoop: SHARK TANK on ABC - Sunday, February 5, 2017
by TV Scoop - Jan 18, 2017

Get all the scoop on SHARK TANK, airing on ABC on Sunday, February 5, 2017! (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Houston Awards Winners Announced - Anthony Lee Medina, Shanae'a Moore and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 18, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 Houston winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

Steffanie Leigh and More Crowned for Latest BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Just announced, Broadway's final Mary Poppins Steffanie Leigh, Newsies star Stephanie Styles, Krystina Alabado, Jackie Burns, and Mara Davi will be joining Tony nominees Laura Osnes and Susan Egan and music director Benjamin Rauhala in the latest Broadway Princess Party at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

Jarrod Spector and Kelli Barrett to Sing About Marriage on Valentine's Day at Wharton Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Celebrate Valentine's Day with a special night of music! Newly- married Broadway vets Jarrod Spector and Kelli Barrett are often asked, 'What's it like to be married to a fellow artist?' Bringing to life the greatest songs birthed from the greatest marriages, the two attempt to answer that question. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 1/15/17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 1/15/2017. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 1/18
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 18, 2017

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 1/15/2017. (more...)

VIDEO: Idina Menzel Talks Singing 'Wind Beneath My Wings'; Recalls Wedding Singer Days on LIVE
by TV News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

On today's LIVE WITH KELLY, guest Idina Menzel recalled her former job as a wedding singer and reveals that her and Kristen Bell sang the Bette Midler classic “Wind Beneath My Wings” for their FROZEN audition. (more...)

Wayne Cilento Will Helm GREASE in Toronto; Casting Underway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

BroadwayWorld has just learned that casting is underway for a Toronto production of Grease, directed and choreographed by Wayne Cilento, the Tony-award winning Broadway choreographer of 'Wicked' and 'Tommy.' This high-octane new production is designed to make Grease as relevant and explosive today as it was almost 50 years ago. (more...)

27th Annual LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Award Winners Announced - THE BOY FROM OZ, HAM: A MUSICAL MEMOIR and More Big Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

The 27th Annual LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Awards, celebrating theatrical excellence and achievement throughout Los Angeles, were presented on Tuesday, January 17, at the Ahmanson Theatre at The Music Center. (more...)

Go Over the Rainbow with THE WIZARD OZ at Children's Theatre of Cincinnati
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Click your heels three times and follow the yellow brick road to the Taft Theatre this February to experience the magical adventures of Dorothy and her friends when The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati presents the classic musical THE WIZARD OF OZ this February (February 11 - 19, 2017).  (more...)

TheatreWorks Presents Musical Saga RAGS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2016/2017 season with a musical saga of immigrant America, Rags. (more...)

Foothill Music Theatre Gives Bay Area's First Look at Revised Musical SIDE SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre will give Bay Area audiences their first look at the 2014 revised version of the acclaimed Broadway musical Side Show. This dazzling work, featuring music by Henry Krieger (Dreamgirls), and book/lyrics by Bill Russell (Pageant, Lucky Duck), was nominated for four 1998 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book, and Best Actress. (more...)

Leslie Becker Gives Solo Concert at W Times Square 1/30
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

42 Seven Productions presents Broadway & Billboard artist Leslie Becker at Times Square's W Hotel on Monday, January 30. as part of the LIVE in the Living Room Series. (more...)

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