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Oriental Theatre- Ford Center for the Performing Arts (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

The Shapiro Sisters Celebrate 'LIVE OUT LOUD' at 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

The Shapiro Sisters' debut album LIVE OUT LOUD: LIVE AT 54 BELOW will be released on September 9th, 2014. The Shapiro Sisters, 11-year old Milly Shapiro (Matilda, Original Broadway Cast of Matilda The Musical) and older sister, 14-year-old Abigail Shapiro (Cindy Lou Who, How The Grinch Stole Christmas), recorded the album live at the famed 54 BELOW over a series of three performances this past May and June. The Shapiro Sisters are returning to 54 BELOW tonight, August 28th at 7:00 PM, for an encore performance to celebrate the launch of their new CD. (more...)

Karla Garcia, Albert Guerzon, Paul Heesang Miller & More Set to Take Part in Blake Whyte Music Festival on 9/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

The 1st Annual Blake Whyte Music Festival is Sunday, Sept.7 at 7 pm at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, 405 West 55th St. Actor/Singer/Songwriter Blake Whyte (Wicked, Mamma Mia!) is presenting an evening of World Premiere Music and Dance, Collaborating with Six Different Choreographers. For tickets, visit: blakewhyte.com (more...)

Vox Fabuli Adds Puppet Building to Fall 2014 Class Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Vox Fabuli Puppets introduces a brand new puppet building class as part of their Fall 2014 class line-up. (more...)

Hybrid Technology And Interactive Attractions Headline Next Season's Thrills At Six Flags
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX), the world's largest regional theme park company, today announced thrilling new offerings for each of its 18 parks for 2015. The upcoming season will include unique, one-of-a-kind attractions, sophisticated new interactive dark rides and, in signature Six Flags fashion, a selection of world-record-breaking rides from coast to coast. (more...)

Hybrid Coaster 'Wicked Cyclone' Is coming to Six Flags New England in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Six Flags New England, the Thrill Capital of New England, today announced plans to add a new state-of-the-art roller coaster that integrates the latest in ride technology and innovation to MassachusettsWicked Cyclone. The Wicked Cyclone will offer the ultimate in thrills and adrenaline combining the extreme characteristics of both steel and wood to build the first hybrid roller coaster to hit the East Coast. (more...)

Natalie Weiss Returns to Chicago with Solo Concert on 9/8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

BroadwayWorld's Natalie Weiss, of the hit show Breaking Down the Riffs, returns to Chicago for another solo show after playing to a sold out audience at the Chicago Center For Performing Arts back in 2011. She will be singing an array of songs from pop to musical theatre including some of her biggest YouTube hits. She will be accompanied by Shaun Whitley on guitar. (more...)

Amy Jo Jackson & 'Smashed Up' Set for Late Night at 54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Craving a show after the show? 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, is expanding its popular late-night series with fresh faces and hot new performances to keep the party buzzing into the wee hours. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. 54 BELOW welcomes you to loosen your tie and embrace the night at its upcoming events: (more...)

Broadway's YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Sets Student Rush Policy
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

The producers of Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy You Can't Take It With You announce a student rush policy. A limited number of student rush tickets, which are subject to availability, can be purchased with a valid student ID at the box office of The Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street) when the box office opens for the day of the performance on a first come first served basis. The box office of opens at 10am Monday through Saturday, and at noon on Sunday. Student rush tickets are $30 each (includes facilities fee) and are limited to one (1) ticket per valid student ID. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Sasha Allen & Kyle Selig in PIPPIN National Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Sasha Allen and Kyle Selig lead the new national touring production of PIPPIN, launching next week on Sept. 6 in Denver. Check out a first look at the pair in just-released publicity images, via the Denver Center below! (more...)

Ute Lemper, Ben Platt, Telly Leung & More Coming to 54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 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...)

WAKE UP with BWW 8/28/14 - IT'S ONLY A PLAY Begins, Shapiro Sisters and RELATIVITY at 54 Below, 'MOCKINGBIRD' and More!
by Jessica Showers - Aug 28, 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: Broadway's IT'S ONLY A PLAY, starring renowned stage duo Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick, begins previews tonight, The Shapiro Sisters 'live out loud' and RELATIVITY gets a concert -- both at 54 Below -- and TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD starts tonight at London's Open Air Theatre. (more...)

New Production Photo Of Meryl Streep In INTO THE WOODS
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 28, 2014

An attention-grabbing new production photo from the hotly anticipated big screen edition of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's beloved fairy tale musical INTO THE WOODS is now available to view, showcasing multi-award-winning superstar Meryl Streep as The Witch. (more...)

WICKED Announces Lottery Policy for Run at Ed Mirvish Theatre
by Alan Henry - Aug 27, 2014

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for Wicked, which is returning to the Ed Mirvish Theatre for a nine-week engagement September 3 through November 2. Two and one-half hours prior to each performance, people who present themselves at the Ed Mirvish Theatre box office, 244 Victoria Street 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...)

Tony Winner to Join 2014's 'Best Musical' A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

It was announced today that Tony Award-winner Carole Shelley will join the cast of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, which won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Musical. She will be stepping into the role of Miss Shingle on October 28th. Jane Carr, who originated the role, will play her final performance on October 26th. (more...)

SWEENEY TODD to Open at TheatreWorks in October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

TheatreWorks, the nationally acclaimed theatre of Silicon Valley, presents the gripping Broadway musical SWEENEY TODD: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. This masterpiece, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler, tells the darkly thrilling tale of a 19th century barber's bloody vengeance. With the help of Mrs. Lovett, the devious purveyor of "the worst pies in London," the cruelly wronged Mr. Todd exacts grisly revenge on the residents of London. Theatreworks Artistic Director Robert Kelley will direct this eight-time Tony Award-winning thrill-ride.SWEENEY TODD plays October 8 - November 2, 2014 (press opening October 11) at TheatreWorks at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts. For tickets and information the public may visit www.TheatreWorks.org or call (650) 463-1960. (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre's Musical Love Triangle RED EYE OF LOVE Begins Previews Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Amas Musical Theatre in association with North Haven Arts and Enrichment welcomes Broadway's Josh Grisetti (Broadway Bound, Enter Laughing), Alli Mauzey (Wicked, Cry-Baby), and Kevin Pariseau (Legally Blonde) to lead the cast of the New York Premiere of Red Eye of Love, a new musical (based on the 1961 play by Arnold Weinstein) with book and lyrics by Arnold Weinstein and John Wulp, music by Sam Davisand scenic design by renowned American artist Robert Indiana. Directed by Tony Award winner Ted Sperling, previews will begin at the Dicapo Opera Theatre (184 East 76th Street at Lexington Avenue) tonight, August 27, 2014. Opening night set for Thursday, September 4 at 8pm. Performances will continue through September 28, 2014. (more...)

Broadway Couple to Compete on New Season of SURVIVOR
by TV News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

According to Entertainment Weekly, Broadway ensemblist Reed Kelly, and his boyfriend Josh Canfield will appear on the next season of CBS' long-running reality show SURVIVOR. Kelly, has been seen on Broadway in Wicked, SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK, and THE ADDAMS FAMILY. Canfield was a member of the Off-Broadway cast of NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812. (more...)

Jeremy Jordan, Norm Lewis, Chita Rivera, Kelli O'Hara and More Set for Landmark on Main's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Landmark on Main Street in Port Washington is thrilled to announce its exciting 2014-15 Season, which includes magical evenings with some of Broadway's Brightest Stars! (more...)

Liam Doyle To Lead Cast Of ALTAR BOYZ At Greenwich Theatre, Starts Oct 3
by Carrie Dunn - Aug 27, 2014

After five hilarious years and over 2000 performances Off-Broadway, ALTAR BOYZ makes its UK Premiere in a strictly limited run of 14 performances at Greenwich Theatre from Friday 3 October 2014. (more...)

Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Melissa Dye & Abigail Ludrof to Join Tim Realbuto for First WUNDERKIND Tour Stop, 9/1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Tony Award nominee Stephanie D'Abruzzo (Avenue Q; "Scrubs"), Melissa Dye (Into the Woods; Grease), and Abigail Ludrof (The HVAC Plays; Ghostlight) will join Tim Realbuto on the first stop of his Wunderkind tour this Monday, September 1st. (more...)

Photo Flash: Rachel Potter and More at Marty Thomas Presents DIVA's 2014 GLITTER BALL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Last night, Monday, August 25, Industry Bar in midtown Manhattan celebrated the birthday of Marty Thomas (Xanadu, Wicked, The Secret Garden). Scroll down for photos from this year's GLITTER BALL! (more...)

Christine Dwyer, Eric Anderson and More to Star in Richard H. Blake's WHISKEYLAND! Concert, 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

From Last Call Theatricals, LLC, the producing company helmed by Broadway vets Michael Balderrama, Richard H. Blake and Sean Frank Sullivan, comes a night of songs from Whiskeyland!, a brand new rock fantasy telling the story of Boston in the last 24 hours of existence! WHISKEYLAND! THE CONCERT is set for Monday, Sept 15th, 2014 at 7:30pm at The Cutting Room, 44 E. 32nd St., NYC. (more...)

Chatterbox Audio Theater Releases GRIMMS' FAIRY TALES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Chatterbox Audio Theater, Memphis's only web-based theater company, is proud to announce the release of its newest production: GRIMMS' FAIRY TALES. Performed live as part of the Memphis Children's Theatre Festival in May, this energetic, family-friendly audio recording is a collaboration with Theatre Memphis's touring company ShoWagon. GRIMMS' FAIRY TALES brings to life three tales of folklore collected by the Brothers Grimm: 'The Old Woman in the Woods,' 'Little Red Cap,' and 'The Three Little Birds.' The full production runs approximately 40 minutes and is now available for free streaming or as an mp3 download from www.chatterboxtheater.org. (more...)

Games Website FreeGamePick Debuts New Labor Day Additions
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

September is set to be an exciting month for gamers as FreeGamePick confirms an assortment of brand new hidden object games, racing games and popular arcade game titles. FreeGamePick invites fans to download free games right ahead of the Labor Day holiday. (more...)

Broadway Babies - Meet the Broadway Class of 2014, Fall Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 26, 2014

In the coming months, Broadway will welcome a fresh crop of productions- many of which will mark the Broadway debuts for a slew of talented actors. Whether they are fresh faces or established stars, these Broadway babies will soon take their very first bows on the grandest stages in the world. Meet all of the Great White Way's newest stars below, and be sure to let us know who you're most looking forward to seeing onstage! (more...)

Wilde Award Nominations Announced for 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

The Wilde Awards 2014 Ceremony will be taking place September 22nd and hosted by EncoreMichigan.com. (more...)

YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Begins Previews Tonight on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU begins previews tonight, August 26, 2014, at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street), with an opening night set for September 28, 2014. (more...)

T-Mobile Expands Industry-Leading Family Plan
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Adding a line to your T-Mobile Simple Choice plan has always been simple and straightforward at just $10 per line per month after the second subscriber. Starting tomorrow August 27th, T-Mobile is expanding that simple, low-cost pricing from five to ten lines per account. (more...)

Tickets to WICKED at Detroit Opera House On Sale 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

After breaking box office records and selling out in record time in 2011, Wicked, Broadway's biggest blockbuster, will return to the Detroit Opera House, December 10 - January 4. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 12 at 10 AM at all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 1-800-982-2787, online at www.ticketmaster.com/Wicked or www.broadwayindetroit.com and at the Fisher Theatre and Detroit Opera House box offices. (more...)

VIDEO: It's Victoria's Turn to Seek REVENGE in Season 4 Preview
by TV News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

With the Season Premiere just a month away, it looks like the titular 'Revenge' might not just be Emily Thorne's to seek anymore. After taking down the Grayson family in the third season finale, this Season 4 preview seems to suggest that the tables might have turned; now Victoria Grayson is on the hunt. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Austin Theatre Project's GODSPELL Shows Off Energetic Cast
by Jeff Davis - Aug 26, 2014

Every once in a while, I hear comments about theater that just make me cringe. One that I've heard on more than one occasion (usually from a pre-teen who doesn't know any better) is, 'OMG! The score from Wicked has got to be the toughest thing that Schwartz guy ever wrote. How did Idina do 'Defying Gravity' 8 shows a week?' Of course, the correct response is, 'Idina's a professional, and Wicked is a synch when compared to Godspell, the first musical written by 'that Schwartz guy.' (more...)

Broadway in Atlanta's 2014-2015 Series Special to Air Tomorrow on WSB-TV
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

The upcoming Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta season is set to receive the star treatment during a 30-minute Primetime special on WSB-TV, airing Wednesday, August 27 at 8 p.m. Hosted by Heather Caitlin, the program will offer fans a behind-the-scenes look at the blockbuster lineup coming to the Fox Theatre during the 2014/2015 Broadway in Atlanta series. Featured interviews will include both the stars and creative teams for upcoming productions, as well as Broadway in Atlanta Vice President Russ Belin. (more...)

Murney, Gonzalez & More Set for Benefit Concert at Kimmel Center, 9/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

On Friday, September 19, an extraordinary cast of Broadway stars will gather at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia for a one-night only concert! Proceeds will go to the Amigos de Jesus Orphanage in Honduras. (more...)

World Premiere Of Ariana Grande, Jessie J & Nicki Minaj's 'Bang Bang' Music Video
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 25, 2014

The attention-grabbing and glossy new music video for the current trio chart hit 'Bang Bang' by Ariana Grande, Jessie J and Nicki Minaj is now available to view. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 8/24/14
by - Aug 25, 2014

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 8/24/2014. (more...)

Kate Burton, Matthew Rhys and More to Open LATW's 40th Season in UNDER MILK WOOD This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Opening its 40th Anniversary Season and paying homage to the great Welsh poet Dylan Thomas on the 100th anniversary of his birth, L.A. Theatre Works records his immortal 'play for voices' with a distinguished cast of Welsh and Welsh-American actors. UNDER MILK WOOD runs September 18-21 at UCLA's James Bridges Theater. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 8/25
by - Aug 25, 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, 8/24/2014. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Cast of Signature Theatre's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
by Stage Tube - Aug 25, 2014

The cast of Signature Theatre's Sunday in the Park with George accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from Landless Theatre's metal prog production of Sweeney Todd and challenged TheatreWashington and the National Tour of Dirty Dancing - check out their video below! (more...)

Broadway Ticket Buying Guide: August 25-31, 2014
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 25, 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 Reviews: Oh The Things You Can Think! (If You're Willing to Try)
by Justin J Sacramone - Aug 25, 2014

Alan Bennett's masterpiece, now celebrating its 10th anniversary, documents senior boys and the educators responsible for filling their minds with knowledge. When the Headmaster of an all boys school brings in Irwin, a young and ambitious teacher who believes education is applicable only to the exam for which he is preparing the boys to take, Hector, the tenured eccentric general studies teacher who believes in cultivation, is rocked and sent to fight for his job. A debate on education is not the only theme here; sex, unrequited love, religion, failure, friendship, scandal, and an existential breakdown to name a few are all found in this loquacious play. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Natalie Weiss Launches BREAKING DOWN THE RIFFS Fan Contest!
by Stage Tube - Aug 25, 2014

BroadwayWorld's own Natalie Weiss, who regularly brings us her hit webseries BREAKING DOWN THE RIFFS, has just launched a contest for fans of the show. Check out the rules below and watch the video for specifics on how to enter. May the best riffer win! (more...)

Hodges & Hodges Set the Stage for Broadway San Jose's WICKED!
by Linda Hodges and Nick Hodges - Aug 25, 2014

So much happened before Dorothy dropped in . . . and you know what that means. That's right! Wicked is back in the Bay Area at Broadway San Jose, August 27 through September 14! So fly in on a broomstick, drop down in a house or float in on a bubble or a hot air balloon and get your tickets now! But before that, Hodges & Hodges set the stage for you, so get ready to have some fun! (more...)

Broadway Inspirational Voices Along with Mary Testa, Justin Guarini and more set for IMAGINE: A CONCERT OF HOPE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

The Broadway Inspirational Voices will lead a host of Broadway talent in 'Imagine: A Concert of Hope,' a benefit concert to raise funds for cancer research through the Brian Werbel Memorial Fund at University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center. The event will take place Monday, September 8th at 8pm at Le Poisson Rouge and all proceeds from the event will be donated to the Brian Werbel Memorial Fund. (more...)

LIGHT THE NIGHT 2014 Celebrates 10 Years this October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

It was announced today that LIGHT THE NIGHT will celebrate 10 years with a final benefit concert at the City Recital Hall Angel Place on Monday October 27. The annual benefit has been raising money and awareness for leukaemia research over the past decade. To date, over $400,000 has been donated to The Arrow Bone Marrow Transplant Foundation, targeting a cure for leukaemia. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: August 25- 31, 2014
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 25, 2014

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Patrick Page Ben Platt & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 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...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Promo - The Shapiro Sisters Prep for 'LIVE OUT LOUD' Launch at 54 Below!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 25, 2014

The Shapiro Sisters' debut album LIVE OUT LOUD: LIVE AT 54 BELOW will be released on September 9th, 2014. The Shapiro Sisters, 11-year old Milly Shapiro (Matilda, Original Broadway Cast of Matilda The Musical) and older sister, 14-year-old Abigail Shapiro (Cindy Lou Who, How The Grinch Stole Christmas), recorded the album live at the famed 54 BELOW over a series of three performances this past May and June. The Shapiro Sisters will be returning to 54 BELOW this Thursday, August 28th at 7:00 PM for an encore performance to celebrate the launch of their new CD. Click below to watch an exclusive promo for the event! (more...)

Marty Thomas Present Diva Hosts Glitter Ball with Guest Rachel Potter Tonoght
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Tonight, August 25, Industry Bar in midtown Manhattan celebrates the birthday of Marty Thomas (Xanadu, Wicked, The Secret Garden). (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 24
by - Aug 24, 2014

Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 24, 2014. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 8/23-8/24/2014
by - Aug 24, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, August 24, 2014 - Sunday, August 24, 2014. (more...)

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