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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

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 9/30/2016
by BWW - Sep 30, 2016

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 9/30/2016. (more...)

FROM PAGE TO STAGE Announces Casting for New Musical Readings
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

The From Page to Stage season of new musical theatre has announced the casting for its three semi-staged readings: Whatsonstage Award nominee Beverley Klein (Platonov, Ivanov, National Theatre; Candide; ENO), Ian Reddington (EastEnders; Coronation Street), Gerard McCarthy (Beautiful Thing; Hollyoaks), Jodie Jacobs (Rock of Ages, Shafetsbury Theatre; Legally Blonde, Kilworth House) and Union J's Jaymi Hensley are all taking part in the season at Tristan Bates Theatre this autumn. (more...)

THRILLER LIVE Announces a New West End Booking Period, a UK Tour - and Opens Tonight in China!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Record-breaking Thriller Live announces a new West End booking period to October 2017; a new Thriller Live tour hopes to have audiences dancing in the aisles across the UK and Europe from January 2017 - and the show opens tonight in the People's Republic of China, chosen as the opening production in a major new resort. (more...)

City College Center for the Arts Presents MADIBA: A DANCE WORKSHOP, 10/6
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

The City College Center for the Arts (CCCA) continues its 2016 - 2017 season with Jeremy McQueen and the Black Iris Project's "MADIBA: A Dance Workshop," a celebration of the inspiring life of Nelson Mandela. The workshop is open to dancers of all levels and nondancers alike and takes place at Aaron Davis Hall from 12  to 2 p.m. on Thursday, October 6. The program is supported in part by the CUNY Dance Initiative (CDI), a City University of New York-wide residency program now in its third year. (more...)

VIDEO: Idina Menzel Says 'Let It Go' Has Negatively Affected Her Life in This One Way
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Speaking to PEOPLE this week, Tony Award winner Idina Menzel explained the one way that her hit song 'Let It Go' from Disney's FROZEN has negatively affected her life. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 9/30; THE WAR OF THE ROSES in Delaware, OCTOBER SKY at The Old Globe and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 30, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Delaware, Cleveland, San Diego and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include THE WAR OF THE ROSES in Delaware, ALL THE WAY at Cleveland Play House, and OCTOBER SKY at The Old Globe,  just to name a few. (more...)

FLESH & SPIRIT with Broadway Stars & More Make 2016 New York New Works Theatre Festival Finals
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

 The third annual New York New Work Theatre Festival at the Times Square Arts Centre (300 West 43rd Street) announced today the 2016 finalists including Flesh & Spirit, Most Likely To, Palin Live, Trashman's Dilemma, World Without End and The Love Junkie. Each show will be presented at the Gala, October 5th at 7:00 PM when the winner of the Festival will be selected. (more...)

Oliver Richman Sings of Hope in His New Song BELIEVE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

16-year-old actor and recording artist, Oliver Richman's (www.oliverrichman.com) new song and video “Believe” (www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIZ21briWaw) offers a profound expression of hope in response to these increasingly troubled times. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Idina Menzel Reveals the Origin of Her Song 'Perfect Story' in New Video
by Stage Tube - Sep 30, 2016

Check out a brand new video of Idina Menzel giving a little history on a song from her new album, 'idina.'  The song, 'Perfect Story' was written in dedication to her son following her divorce from former husband, Taye Diggs. Watch as the star talks motherhood and the trials of single motherhood in the clip.  (more...)

DVR Alert: Kristin Chenoweth, Idina Menzel Set for Next Week's JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE
by TV News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

ABC has announced that on Tuesday, October 4th, Kristin Chenoweth will appear on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE to discuss her new album, 'The Art of Elegance' and her return to Broadway in MY LOVE LETTER TO BROADWAY. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Idina Menzel Helps Ellen Celebrate Cat Week with CATS Tribute!
by Stage Tube - Sep 30, 2016

On the last day of Ellen's Annual Cat Week, she took a look back at some of this year's most memorable moments with cats. Meow! Below, watch as Idina Menzel helps her reminisce to the tune of, what else, but 'Memory.' (more...)

THE NUTCRACKER Begins This November at Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

???????The musical twist on the classic tale of THE NUTCRACKER comes to life for children of all ages at The Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences, 10 Marriott Drive in Lincolnshire, from November 11 through December 30, with a press opening on Saturday, November 19 at 10 a.m. (more...)

Adam Pascal & Anthony Rapp, Kate Baldwin and More Set for October at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

This September, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

JEST END Returns to Waterloo East
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

The hit comedy musical show exploring and 'exposing' the hits, flops and gossip of Theatreland, returns to Waterloo East Theatre after its sell-out season in 2015. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Watch the Teaser for Our New Series: DANCE CAPTAIN DANCE ATTACK with Ben Cameron!
by Ben Cameron - Sep 29, 2016

BroadwayWorld is proud to announce our latest exclusive series: DANCE CAPTAIN DANCE ATTACK!   (more...)

Welcome to Falsettoland! Meet the Full Company of FALSETTOS, Beginning Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Sep 29, 2016

Lincoln Center Theater's new production of William Finn and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical Falsettos begins previews tonight, September 29, and runs for 14 weeks only at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48 Street). Opening night will be Thursday, October 27. Scroll down to learn more about the cast, plus watch the full company in rehearsal! (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Powered by SeatGeek: September 29, 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 29, 2016

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

ON THE SCENE with Randy Rainbow: How Well Do you Know Kristin Chenoweth & Idina Menzel?
by Randy Rainbow - Sep 29, 2016

September 23 was a great day to be a Wicked fan, as the show's two original stars dropped new albums. Kristin Chenoweth released the Art of Elegance and Idina Menzel her self-titled Idina. Randy Rainbow is on the scene at the home of their beloved Gershwin Theatre to find out how much regular New Yorkers know about the two belting beauties! (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre Gets WORKING, November 1-20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Bristol Riverside Theatre presents WORKING based on Studs Terkel's best-selling book and featuring songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton), Stephen Schwartz (Pippin, Wicked), and James Taylor running November 1-20.  Directed by Keith Baker, the ensemble cast features Demetria Joyce Bailey, Philip Chaffin, Laura Giknis, Tamar Greene, Jenny Lee Stern, and Kevin Toniazzo-Naughton. (more...)

Megan Hilty, Broadway Inspirational Voices and More Join BROADWAY SNIFFS OUT CANCER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Megan Hilty (Wicked, 'Smash'), Alex Newell ('Glee') and Michael McElroy with members of the Broadway Inspirational Voices have joined the lineup of the first annual all-star benefit concert BROADWAY SNIFFS OUT CANCER. (more...)

Photo Flash: Stephen Schwartz and London Cast at WICKED 10th Anniversary Party
by Marianka Swain - Sep 29, 2016

Following the 10th anniversary West End gala performance of Wicked on 27 September, creator Stephen Schwartz joined current and past performers from the show on the Apollo Victoria Theatre stage, and then at a suitably greenified afterparty. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Kristin Chenoweth Guests on Today's THE CHEW on ABC
by TV News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Broadway's Kristin Chenoweth is on today's edition of THE CHEW on ABC airing at 1 pm/et. Below, check out some fun teaser links below. This airs 1-2 pm. ET on ABC. (more...)

Robert J. Sherman to Take Part in Special Masterclass with Michael Xavier
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Musical Theatre Masterclass (MTM) has announced Robert J. Sherman as their first speaker at a special VIP Masterclass on Sunday, 2 October 2016. (more...)

FORBIDDEN BROADWAY to Return with New Victims and Laughs at Pepperdine
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Forbidden Broadway returns to the stage with new victims and new laughs at Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre in Malibu on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 7 p.m. (more...)

Stephen Schwartz, Joe Mantello and WICKED Cast Talk London 10th Anniversary, Movie & More
by Marianka Swain - Sep 28, 2016

Wicked held a special gala performance last night at the Apollo Victoria Theatre to mark 10 years in the West End - a milestone guaranteed to make many in the industry green with envy. Current stars Rachel Tucker, Suzie Mathers, Anita Dobson, Oliver Savile and Mark Curry performed for an audience packed with past Elphabas and Glindas, as well as the original creative team, including composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz (more...)

Photo Flash: West End WICKED 10th Anniversary Green Carpet
by Marianka Swain - Sep 28, 2016

Last night, Wicked marked an impressive 10 years in the West End with a special gala performance, attended by dozens of past cast members, such as Kerry Ellis, Oliver Tempsett, Louise Dearman, Willemijn Verkaik, Savannah Stevenson, Gina Beck, Alexia Khadime, Diane Pilkington and Danny Mac, and members of the original creative team, including Stephen Schwartz and Joe Mantello. (more...)

WICKED LIT 2016 Productions Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Unbound Productions Executive Director Jonathan Josephson, Artistic Director Paul Millet, and Producing Artistic Director Jeff G. Rack have announced the plays that will be included in Wicked LIT 2016, the company's 8th annual immersive theatre event that will for the 7th year take place at Mountain View Mausoleum and Cemetery in Altadena, California. (more...)

High School Drama: Middle Tennessee Christian School's SHELBY JONES
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 28, 2016

Although she's only a freshman in high school, Shelby Jones (who attends Murfreesboro's Middle Tennessee Christian School) has already amassed an enviable theater resume and established a reputation as one of the finest singers to be found onstage. (more...)

Naked Girls Reading Presents the 5th Annual SOMETHING WICKED
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

This October, DC's Naked Girls Reading celebrates its fifth-year anniversary with Naked Girls ReadingPresents Something Wicked! Cherokee Rose is delighted to return to the DC Arts Center with Cherie Sweetbottom, GiGi Holliday, Alice Darling and returning Special Guest, Lyra Valkyrie, on October 21stat 10pm. The Naked Girls will scare the pants off you with tales to thrill and chill; disturb and perturb; tease, tantalize and terrify! This special annual show will feature a costume contest judged by the Naked Girls themselves and naked tarot card readings by the Bewitching Beauty, Cherokee Rose! (more...)

BWW TV: Kristin Chenoweth Promises a Different Show Every Night in Her Big Broadway Return!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 28, 2016

Below, the Broadway favorite chats with Richard Ridge about how her entire career has led to this moment! (more...)

Possum Point Players INTO THE WOODS Goes Beyond Ever After
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

 If all who go "Into the Woods" get their wishes fulfilled, does everyone live happily ever after? Find out when Possum Point Players present the award winning Stephen Sondheim musical Sept. 30, Oct. 1, 2, 7, 8, and 9. The show features actors from ten communities from central Delaware to the southern tip of the state. (more...)

Photo Flash: NANCY DUSSAULT at Feinstein's 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

On September 27 2016, Nancy Dussault presented 'MY LIFE UPON THE Wicked STAGE' at FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club. Nancy took the audience on a musical journey, returning to the heady days of her Broadway life. Expect this Golden Age leading lady to sing the brilliant songs of Richard Rodgers, Jule Styne,Burton Lane, and Stephen Sondheim. Nancy also regaled the audience with tales of being the first co-host of Good Morning America, co-starring in the New Dick Van Dyke show, and starring with Ted Knight in 'Too Close For Comfort', before returning to Broadway in Side By Side By Sondheim and Into The Woods. In 'My Life-Upon The Wicked Stage' Dussault brought her musicality, comedic storytelling, and unique personal accessibility to songs including 'Getting Married Today', 'Look To The Rainbow', 'Where Is The Tribe For Me', 'Old Friend' and of course, ' Make Someone Happy'. (more...)

The Lyric Hammersmith's ALADDIN Announces Its Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

The Lyric Hammersmith today announces full casting for its Christmas show, Aladdin. The Lyric's annual panto returns when Aladdin flies into Hammersmith on his magic carpet for some festive fun in true Lyric style. Fresh for 2016, the show will be full of colourful characters, live music, lots of laughs and of course the magical Genie. (more...)

Up on the Marquee: KRISTIN CHENOWETH: MY LOVE LETTER TO BROADWAY
by Walter McBride - Sep 28, 2016

Kristin Chenoweth will return to the stage in MY LOVE LETTER TO BROADWAY, Directed by Richard Jay-Alexander, with Music Direction by Mary-Mitchell Campbell, Costume Design by Christian Siriano and Presented byJames L. Nederlander. The limited engagement begins November 2, 2016 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre and will run through November 13, 2016. (more...)

Harlem Rep to Stage Jazzy THE WIZARD OF OZ for Young Audiences
by BroadwayWorld JR - Sep 27, 2016

Harlem Repertory Theatre will stage 'The Wizard of Oz,' co-produced by the Yip Harburg Foundation, for young (and young-at-heart) audiences October 8 to December 13 at Tato Laviera Theatre at Harlem Prep Elementary School, 240 East 123rd Street (at 3rd Ave.), Manhattan. (more...)

Julia Murney, Adrienne Warren, AJ Shively and More Set for INTRODUCING SAM SALMOND at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Introducing 2016 Jonathan Larson Award Winner Sam Salmond with a sneak peek at musicals in development, performed by a cast of Broadway's best including Julia Murney** (Wicked), Adrienne Warren**(TV: 'ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK,' BROADWAY: BRING IT ON), AJ Shively (BRIGHT STAR, Drama Desk Nom), AtoBlankson-Wood (HAIR, THE TOTAL BENT), Lilli Cooper**(SPRING AWAKENING, SPONGEBOB), Michael Linden (SPRING AWAKENING tour), Bonnie Milligan (GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER), Shakina Nayfack (Hulu's 'DIFFICULT PEOPLE,' MANIFEST PUSSY), Larry Owens (FAT CAMP), Jon Rua (HAMILTON), Preston Sadleir (NEXT TO NORMAL), Taylor Trensch (CURIOUS INCIDENT, BARE), Barrett Wilbert Weed (HEATHERS, FOUND), Noah Zachary (POSTER BOY), and more to be announced! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Grizabellas of Past, Present & Future Unite Backstage at CATS!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Sep 27, 2016

There were Grizabellas here, there, and everywhere last night at the Winter Garden Theatre, as current CATS star Leona Lewis, her upcoming replacement Mamie Parris, and original Broadway glamor cat Betty Buckley met up backstage. Also in attendance was stage and screen star Bryan Batt, who played Munkustrap during the show's first run. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos below! (more...)

VIDEO: Idina Menzel Explains Why Her Son Hates Her Singing & FROZEN
by TV News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

While discussing her new self-titled album with PEOPLE this week, star of stage and screen, Idina Menzel, explained why her son hates to hear her singing. (more...)

Bright Star's ONCE UPON A TIME and More Set for Bucks County Playhouse's 2016 Visiting Artists Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Bucks County Playhouse will present the fall 2016 Visiting Artists Series. Entertainment events by guest performers ranging from music concerts to theater for young audiences will take place throughout September and October in the luxuriously renovated historic Bucks County Playhouse. (more...)

American Monarch Theatre Company to Open Inaugural Season with THE LAST FIVE YEARS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Easton's American Monarch Theatre Company (AMTC) will open its 2016-2017 inaugural season with the musical, The Last Five Years. Performances are October 15th at 8 p.m. and October 16th at 3 p.m. in the Gold Room of the Grand Eastonian Hotel in Easton, PA. Tickets are $20. (more...)

VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth Offers Josh Groban Some Pre-Broadway Debut Advice on LIVE!
by TV News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Josh Groban co-hosted today's LIVE WITH KELLY and talked about preparing for his upcoming Broadway debut in NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812. (more...)

Kurt Baker Combo to Release 'In Orbit', 10/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

A master of hooks and melody, Kurt Baker's music embodies a feel-good spirit wrapped in a punk rock sheen inspired by music of decades past. The Kurt Baker Combo will release In Orbit on October 28 via Wicked Cool Records. (more...)

VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth Performs 'Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart' on LIVE
by TV News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Broadway's Kristin Chenoweth stopped by this morning's LIVE WITH KELLY to perform '"Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart" from her new album 'The Art of Elegance,' released digitally last Friday, with a physical release set for September 30th. (more...)

Jeffrey Hatcher's Haunting DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE Appears at Orlando Shakespeare Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Orlando Shakespeare Theater (Orlando Shakes) in Partnership with UCF presents Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Set on the streets of Victorian London, Jeffrey Hatcher's play honors Robert Louis Stevenson's original novella, "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," while adding a complex interpretation of depravity, lust, love, and horror. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde appears from October 12 to November 13, 2016 in the Goldman Theater. Tickets are available now by calling (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, visiting www.orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street). (more...)

VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth Performs 'You're My Saving Grace' on TODAY
by TV News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Broadway's Kristin Chenoweth stopped by this morning's TODAY to perform 'You're My Saving Grace' from her new album 'The Art of Elegance,' released digitally on Friday, with a physical release set for September 30th. (more...)

Photo Flash: Ramin Karimloo and Kerry Ellis Prep for MURDER BALLAD's UK Premiere!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Ramin Karimloo and Kerry Ellis are getting ready to star in the London premiere of MURDER BALLAD, which will run 29th September - 29th October 2016 at the Arts Theatre. (more...)

Taylor Louderman, Alex Wyse and More Join Original Chicago Stars in RIDE THE CYCLONE at MCC Theater; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

MCC Theater today announced casting and full creative team for its thrilling New York City premiere of the new musical Ride the Cyclone, which marks just the third musical in MCC's now-iconic 30-year history of producing new works for the American theater. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: 11 Year-Old HAMILTON Fan Raps with Javier Munoz at the Broadway Flea Market
by Stage Tube - Sep 27, 2016

At the 30th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction, 11-year-old Hamilton fan Gregory Diaz of New York City performed an impromptu version of 'Cabinet Battle #1' with the show's star, Javier Muñoz. (more...)

Broadway Artists to Join the MIKE PETTRY PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2016

Broadway's Max Chernin (Bright Star), Kaitlyn Davidson (Cinderella, Nice Work If You Can Get It) and F. Michael Haynie (Wicked), as well as Jed Resnick (Avenue Q)* will headline the The Mik e Pettry Project , the second in the Singers Forum/EMGCollective's collaborative songbook series on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, October 4 & 5, at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. The series brings together Broadway performers and members of the SF/AEA Scholarship Program to spotlight work of prominent new composers. Following the success of The Patrick Dwyer Project, the series now features composer/lyricist Mike Pettry (The Light Princess, Things I Left on Long Island) whose work has been produced at A.R.T., South Coast Rep, The New Victory Theatre, etc. Pettry's current projects include partnering with composer Eli Bolin as he provides the lyrics for The Last Song of Eddie Scourge, a hard-rock adaptation of the classic A Christmas Carol. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ashleigh Gray Performs BRAVE on Daniel and Laura Curtis OVERTURE Album!
by Stage Tube - Oct 1, 2016

Composers Daniel and Laura Curtis have pulled together an array of Broadway and West End stars for their OVERTURE album-  now available for pre-order on www.danandlauracurtis.com and released 24th October. (more...)

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