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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


ALADDIN Finds Princess, Genie, Villains and Band of Thieves for National Tour; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Disney Theatrical Productions and Broadway In Chicago have announced full casting for the eagerly-anticipated North American tour of Disney's Aladdin, which begins rehearsals in Chicago on Monday, February 27. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief February 22nd, 2017 - KID VICTORY, IF I FORGET and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 22, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Kander & Pierce's KID VICTORY officially bows tonight Off-Broadway, while IF I FORGET, starring Kate Walsh, Jeremy Shamos and more, opens tonight at Roundabout! (more...)

Jason Robert Brown, Adam Kantor and More Sign on for Symphony Space's PROJECT BROADWAY Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Symphony Space's PROJECT BROADWAY, a celebration of all that's new and exciting on the Great White Way, returns for its second installment, March 27 - April 2. This year's theme is 'The Art of Collaboration,' spotlighting the alchemy that turns music, book, choreography, and staging into theatrical magic. (more...)

Photo Flash: Fisher Taylor-Gaunt Productions presents THE SORROWS OF SATAN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

The Sorrows of Satan is written by musical theatre writing duo Bateman and Conley and directed by Adam Lenson (Songs for a New World, St. James Theatre) and runs at Tristan Bates for six weeks, opening on 21 February with previews from 14 February (more...)

Stockholm's Lune's Debut Single 'Healing Song' Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Today, budding Swedish artist Lune has released a dazzling new single titled 'Healing Song.' The track debuted today with The Line of Best Fit (more...)

VIRAL BEAUTY to Tell Romantic Story of Social Media Fame at Winter Film Awards
by Movies News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

She wanted a date; she got a million subscribers instead. Viral Beauty is a take on modern day society. First-time director David Tyson Lam, a software developer by day, describes his film as a romantic-tech comedy. (more...)

Moving Arts presents Two (End of the) World Premiere Apocalyptic Plays! BURNERS and APOCALYPSE PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

MOVING ARTS is thrilled to announce two (End of the) World Premiere apocalyptic plays BURNERS, written by Terence Anthony and directed by Sara Wagner and APOCALYPSE PLAY, written by Cory Hinkle and directed by Darin Anthony. BURNERS will preview on Thursday, March 9 at 8pm; will open on Friday, March 10 at 8:00pm and will run through Sunday, April 2, 2017 & APOCALYPSE PLAY will begin previews on Wednesday, March 22; will open on Friday, March 24 at 8:00pm and will run through Sunday, April 15, 2017 at the Atwater Village Theatre, 3269 Casitas Ave. in Los Angeles, 90039. (more...)

Drama Desk Award-Winner Lisa Howard to Appear at Ocean State Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

???????Drama Desk Award-winner, Lisa Howard will be performing as part of the Broadway Spotlight II concert scheduled for Monday, March 6 at Ocean State Theatre in Warwick. (more...)

Broadway Star Carrie Manolakos to Headline Orlando Fringe's FAB FRINGE Event
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

The Orlando Fringe announced today that Broadway star, recording artist, and internet sensation, Carrie Manolakos, would be headlining their annual 'Fab Fringe' event on March 20th. (more...)

Paul Alexander Nolan, Jeremy Hays & More Will Sing From AN AMERICAN VICTORY at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

On February 27, Feinstein's/54 Below will present an epic night of selections from the studio album of An American Victory. (more...)

Stars of BRIGHT STAR, WICKED and More Take Part in New Play Reading Podcast 'AT THE TABLE'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

At The Table: A Play Reading Series has released its three February episodes. Episodes 4 and 5 are now available and feature the full-length play Troop 54 by Justin Colombo (Kinky Boots National Tour, Rock of Ages National Tour). Episode 6 is an interview with the playwright, lead by co-hosts Rachel Flynn (Heathers: The Musical) and Ned Donovan (The Hunted: Encore). The episodes are edited, and feature original scoring by Marcus Thorne Bagala (This American Life). (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Cast of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Prepare to Enter the World of Wonka
by Walter McBride - Feb 21, 2017

See brand-new shots of Willy Wonka and his band of lucky golden ticket holders from the latest cast photo call for 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'. See Christian Borle and all the fresh young faces of the cast below! (more...)

David Byrne's JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE Extends Again at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

The Public Theater announced today a two-week extension for the world premiere musical Joan of Arc: Into the Fire. (more...)

BWW Review: PIPPIN at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
by Carolan Trbovich - Feb 21, 2017

Pippin is another Tony Award-winning musical from Stephen Schwartz, (Wicked, Godspell). The story is a spectacle representing a troupe of actors performing in a play about a young prince named Pippin, (Naysh Fox), in an anguishing search for his life's purpose. As his character comes to life, Pippin meets an odd array of circus-type characters along the way. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 2/19/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 2/19/2017. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 2/21
by - Feb 21, 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 2/19/2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: Amber Riley, Billie Piper & More At WhatsOnStage Awards
by Marianka Swain - Feb 20, 2017

Last night, winners were announced at London's Prince of Wales Theatre for the 17th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards, celebrating the best of the UK's theatre over the past year, as voted for by the audience. (more...)

WICKED, LES MISERABLES, THE BODYGUARD and More Part of Broadway Grand Rapids this Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Broadway Grand Rapids next season begins with Broadway's biggest blockbuster Wicked, the untold story of the Witches of Oz on stage for an unprecedented 3 weeks at DeVos Performance Hall.  One of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history, LES MISERABLES returns in November.  (more...)

Community Spirit and a Great Show at the WhatsOnStage Awards
by Debbie Gilpin - Feb 20, 2017

Awards season is in full swing now, so this weekend was the turn of the 17th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards. Held at the Prince of Wales Theatre, it prides itself on being the only event where winners are voted for exclusively by theatregoers. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Broadway Sessions Puts the Spotlight on Whole Artist Management
by Ben Cameron - Feb 20, 2017

The Broadway community is nothing if not a family. I was honored recently to welcome my family, my  #WAMFAM to Broadway Sessions. WAM= Whole Artist Management. Spearheaded by Rich Martino and Mike Cruz, WAM boasts a talented and diverse roster which brought us performers from Kinky Boots, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Bridges of Madison County, Bullets Over Broadway, Great Comet, Avenue Q, A Christmas Story, Wicked, Rock of Ages, Three Penny Opera, The Color Purple and more. And they sure did put the WAM in WAM BAM THANK YOU, um, BROADWAY.  (more...)

HCTO to Present THE WIZARD OF OZ Young Performers' Edition
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Hale Center Theater Orem will present 'Wizard of Oz Young Performers' Edition,' running March 2-10, 2017. (more...)

Katie Brayben, Tyrone Huntley, Oliver Savile, Sabrina Aloueche and Many More Set for WEST END LIVE LOUNGE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

On Sunday 19th March, L&M Productions will present West End Live Lounge - an evening of music from a host of West End talent. Taking place at the Union Theatre, this will mark the company's first concert with a great line up including Katie Brayben, Tyrone Huntley, Sabrina Aloueche and Oliver Savile and many more. With talent such as this it promises to be an unparalleled evening. (more...)

Broadway Sessions Celebrates Black History Month with Starry Lineup 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

BROADWAY SESSIONS is described as an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway guest each week. The show is created and hosted by Ben Cameron (Bway Wicked, Aida and Footloose) and features musical director Joshua Stephen Kartes on piano.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Mandy Gonzalez Previews RAISE THE ROOF at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Walter McBride - Feb 20, 2017

Mandy Gonzalez, on the heels of starring in the Tony Award-winning hit musical Hamilton as Angelica Schuyler, returns to Feinstein's/54 Below on March 12 with an unforgettable solo concert. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: February 20-26 , 2017
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 20, 2017

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of February 20-26, 2017. (more...)

Orpheum Announces 2017-2018 Broadway Season; HAMILTON Confirmed for 2018-2019
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Today the Orpheum Theatre Group unveiled the highly anticipated 2017-2018 Broadway Season at an announcement party at the historic Orpheum Theatre. Attendees were the first to hear about next season's exciting offerings. HAMILTON was officially announced as part of the Orpheum's 2018-2019 Broadway Season. (more...)

Refuge Theatre Project's HIGH FIDELITY Remount Extends Through March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

The current remount of Refuge Theatre Project's enormously successful 2016 production of High Fidelity: The Musical, originally scheduled to close on March 6, 2017, has been extended three weeks to Saturday, March 25, 2017. (more...)

COME FROM AWAY Cast Recording Track List Announced; Pre-Order Today!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

In a heartbeat, 38 planes and 6,579 passengers were forced to land in Gander, Newfoundland, doubling the population of one small town on the edge of the world. On September 11, 2001 the world stopped. On September 12, their stories moved us all. (more...)

BWW Review: WICKED is a Concoction of Memorable Music, Visual Treat
by Vince Vicentuan - Feb 20, 2017

The much-anticipated return of Wicked did not fail to generate the buzz and crowd it was expected to. The throng that trooped to The Theatre at Solaire on February 8 was proof that this hit Broadway musical indeed has a Manila cult following, some of whom Wickedly garbed in celebratory costumes, most flamboyant of which was Tessa Prieto-Valdes, a regular on big musical opening nights. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jenn Colella Performs High Flying Number from COME FROM AWAY
by Stage Tube - Feb 19, 2017

COME FROM AWAY, which was recently nominated for 14 Helen Hayes Awards in Washington, DC, began performances at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre Saturday, February 18, 2017, and officially opens Sunday, March 12, 2017. The cast recently visited the recording studio. Star Jenn Colella performed her character's belt it out number Me and the Sky. Check it out below! (more...)

Get a Backstage Peek at COME FROM AWAY as They Celebrate Their First Performance on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2017

COME FROM AWAY, which was recently nominated for 14 Helen Hayes Awards in Washington, DC, began performances at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre last night, Saturday February 18, 2017. Josh Breckenridge helmed a Facebook live video during curtain call and took viewers back stage on this exciting night. Check out his interviews with the cast below! (more...)

CURSED CHILD Wins Record Eight Prizes At 17th WhatsOnStage Awards
by Marianka Swain - Feb 19, 2017

The winners were announced this evening at the Prince of Wales Theatre for the 17th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards, presented by Simon Lipkin and Vikki Stone, celebrating the best of the UK's theatre over the past year, as voted for by the audience. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2017

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THEATRE ROCK LIVE Returns to NYC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2017

Chronicling the history of rock musicals starting with Hair in 1969, TR honors Pippin, Rocky Horror, The Who's Tommy, Chess, Jesus Christ Superstar, Rent, Godspell, Aida, Wicked, Next To Normal, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Spring Awakening, Jersey Boys, Rock of Ages and many many more. (more...)

WICKED Named Best West End Show for Third Time at WhatsOnStage Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2017

Wicked, the West End musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, has been named 'Best West End Show' by theatregoers for a third time at the WhatsOnStage Awards, tied with Les Miserables. The 17th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards were presented tonight (Sunday 19 February 2017) and marked the long-running hit musical's 10th WhatsOnStage Award win(which include 'Best New Musical' in 2007 and 'Best West End Show' in both 2010 and 2011). (more...)

Get Ready for 54 Below's All-Female 1776 with an Instagram Preview from Carolee Carmello
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2017

This Monday, February 20th, President's Day, an all-female cast will present the musical 1776 in concert at Feinstein's/54 Below. Star Carolee Carmello recently posted an Instagram video previewing the exciting evening. (more...)

Tickets on Sale for THE LION KING and LES MISERABLES!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Tickets Now Available for Young Performers Production of Disney's The Lion King JR March 10 - 12, 2017   and   Spring Production of  Les Miserables School Edition April 7 - 9, 2017.  (more...)

COME FROM AWAY Begins Performances Tomorrow; General Rush Policy Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The new Broadway musical COME FROM AWAY has announced that a limited number of $38 general rush tickets (including the $2 facility fee) will be available at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre box office (236 West 45th Street) when it opens for that day's performance(s). Limited to two tickets per person, tickets are subject to availability. Cash and major credit cards are accepted. (more...)

Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra To Announce 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra invites you to join in celebration of the upcoming 25th Anniversary Season Announcement on Saturday, March 4 at  1 p.m. and 7 p.m., before both Irish Romance concerts at Bob Carr Theater at 401 W. Livingston Street, Orlando. (more...)

BWW Review: UMPO MEAN GURLZ - Perfectly Wicked Entertainment!
by Gil Kaan - Feb 17, 2017

UMPO's continues its winning recipe for a raucous evening of laughs and musicality with its latest production THE UNAUTHORIZED MUSICAL PARODY OF MEAN GURLZ. Take one part cult film favorite. Separate out the funny situations accenting them with witty, new lines. Add hit pop songs, repurposed to advance the original film plotline. And top it all off with a very talented, triple-threat cast. And what you have is a very tasty WOW! (more...)

BWW Morning Brief February 17th, 2017 - COME FROM AWAY, CRAZY FOR YOU and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 17, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: COME FROM AWAY and CRAZY FOR YOU open on Sunday! (more...)

Bridgegate & Minds Eye Set Deals for Nicolas Cage Dystopian Thriller THE HUMAN BUREAU
by Movies News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Bridgegate Pictures (OTC PINK: BBGP) and Minds Eye Entertainment Distribution Partner VMI Worldwide announced today that they have secured deals during European Film Market in Berlin, Germany in multiple territories for their action dystopian thriller THE HUMANITY BUREAU (more...)

James Barry, Scott Moreau, Jake Rowley and Nat Zegree Headline MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced casting for the smash hit musical Million Dollar Quartet with book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux, original concept by Mr. Mutrux, inspired by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins. (more...)

BWW Interview: Actor Etai Benson on Touring, Films and Being AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
by Natalie de la Garza - Feb 17, 2017

Actor Etai Benson sings and dances his way to The Hobby Center this month in Theatre Under the Stars' production of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS. Today, Benson joins us to talk life on the road, dole out some advice, and explain what it's like playing an American in Paris -- spoiler -- 'S Wonderful'! (more...)

Theatre Under The Stars Reveals HAMILTON to Complete the 2017-18 Season!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is proud to announce HAMILTON as a 'Special Engagement' rounding out the full 2017-18 Season by Special Arrangement with BBVA Compass Broadway at the Hobby Center! (more...)

DISENCHANTED! The Hilarious Hit Musical Coming to Mesa Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Mesa Arts Center is pleased to announce the hilarious hit musical DISENCHANTED! will be performed in the Piper Theater March 21 and 22. Tickets are on sale now and available at the Mesa Arts Center Box Office, atmesaartscenter.com or by calling 480-644-6500. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from John Kander & Greg Pierce's KID VICTORY at the Vineyard
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 17, 2017

Vineyard Theatre presents the New York premiere of Kid Victory, book and lyrics by Greg Pierce, music by John Kander with story by John Kander and Greg Pierce, and directed by Liesl Tommy. Kid Victory began previews on Wednesday, February 1 and will open on Wednesday, February 22 at the Vineyard Theatre (108 E. 15 St. in New York City). Get a first look at highlights from the production below! (more...)

PRETTY FILTHY Cast to Celebrate Album Release at Feinstein's/54 Below This Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The Civilians, Ghostlight Records, and Jon B. Platt will celebrate the recent release of the PRETTY FILTHY original cast recording with an unforgettable evening of this groundbreaking show about the "Other Hollywood" at Feinstein's/54 Below on Tuesday, February 21 at 7:00 PM.  (more...)

The Epstein Theatre Presents Its First Shakespeare Play A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

???????The Epstein Theatre proudly presents its first ever Shakespeare Production. The most magical of comedies A Midsummer Night's Dream is brought to the stage by Daniel Taylor Productions Ltd from Tuesday 25th to Saturday 29th April. (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company presents CHESS in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Pioneer Theatre Company continues its popular concert series with Chess, written by members of the pop music group ABBA, running for three performances only, March 10 - March 11, 2017 at Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre.  (more...)

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