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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

WAKE UP with BWW 9/30/14 - INDIAN INK Opens, HERE LIES LOVE Begins in London and More!
by Jessica Showers - Sep 30, 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: It's another big night for off-Broadway, with the London transfer of HERE LIES LOVE, Roundabout's INDIAN INK and MONEY GRUBBIN' WHORES opening, and FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE beginning tonight! (more...)

Kim Zimmer Rejoins Cast of WICKED First North American Tour Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

The company of the first North American tour of Wicked will welcome back Kim Zimmer as 'Madame Morrible' tonight, September 30 in Albuquerque, NM. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Stanton Nash, Bruce Randolph Nelson & More in Center Stage's AMADEUS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Helmed by Center Stage Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah, the production of AMADEUS, the first show in Center Stage's 2014/15 Season, runs through Oct. 12. (more...)

Broadway San Jose Concludes Most Successful Season to Date
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Broadway San Jose, a Nederlander Presentation, concluded its 2013-14 season with back-to-back, record-breaking engagements of JERSEY BOYS and Wicked, making the fifth Broadway touring season San Jose's most successful to date. (more...)

Casts of BEAUTIFUL, IF/THEN, ALADDIN, CABARET and More Begin Recording for Broadway's CAROLS FOR A CURE, VOL. 16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Stars, casts and musicians from the current Broadway line-up are recording now for the 2014 Broadway's Carols for a Cure, Volume 16. Singing traditional and original holiday songs, this annual holiday music CD benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, one of the nation's leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: September 29- October 5, 2014
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 29, 2014

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of September 29-October 5, 2014. (more...)

Tony DeSare, Isabel Rose, The Skivvies & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 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...)

Six Flags Magic Mountain Presents the Biggest Halloween Event in Its History
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Six Flags Magic Mountain's 22 nd season of Fright Fest will bethe biggest and scariest in the Park's history. The line-up of new haunted attractions includes three immersive and terrifying mazes, a new scare zone, more roving "scare-actors" than ever before, and an additional weekend bringing the total to 14 event days. (more...)

Betty Buckley, Justin Vivian Bond, Leah Ryan and More Set for Joe's Pub, 10/1-12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its shows running from October 1 to 12, 2014. Scroll down for details, and visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows. (more...)

KING LEAR, FIDDLER & More Featured at New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts has just announced a slew of theatrical events for October, which will feature King Lear, Fiddler on the Roof, and much more. Check out the full list below! (more...)

BWW Interviews: EVITA's Caroline Bowman Returns Home to the Kennedy Center
by Benjamin Tomchik - Sep 29, 2014

DC BroadwayWorld recently spoke with Bowman about why she's eager to perform at the Kennedy Center, how research and jumping rope helped prepare her to play iconic Argentine First Lady Eva Peron, what life is like on the Evita national tour and the advice she would give to other DC-area actresses hoping to follow in her footsteps. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Mel Brooks Musical of YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN Wicked Fun at DOMA
by Don Grigware - Sep 29, 2014

I revert to childhood when I see a Mel Brooks movie or show. The sillier the better: the sight gags, the double entendres, the more the merrier. The New Mel Brooks Musical, Young Frankenstein is a real rip-roaring hoot of a show from start to finish as produced by DOMA with a great cast and zippy fast-paced direction and fine staging from Marco Gomez. (more...)

The Humans by Stephen Karam
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Sep 29, 2014

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Mandy Gonzalez, Jordan Leeds & More Set for SHALOM BROADWAY at QPAC, 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Broadway Stars Mandy Gonzalez (Wicked, In The Heights), Jordan Leeds (Les Miserables, Sunset Boulevard), Netanel Bellaishe (A Chorus Line, Guys And Dolls), and Tamara Tsoutsouris (La Boheme, Madame Butterfly), will perform Broadway Pop's International concert of SHALOM BROADWAY! Saturday October 5th at 3:00pm. (more...)

Lori Ann Ferreri, Michael James Scott and Ephraim Sykes Featured on Latest Episode of THE ENSEMBLIST
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Mo Brady and Nikka Graff Lanzarone announce the release of The Ensemblist's 32nd episode: 'I'm. In. Tech!' (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda To Present GUYS & DOLLS Concert & Screening, 10/12
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 29, 2014

Tony Award-winning composer and performer Lin-Manuel Miranda is set to present a unique concert event leading up to a special screening of classic movie musical GUYS & DOLLS according to a new announcement. (more...)

BWW Reviews: PIPPIN Revival Hits the Heights - Now thru October 19th
by Linda Hodges and Nick Hodges - Sep 29, 2014

The air was crackling with excitement on opening night for the much anticipated revival of Pippin at San Francisco's Golden Gate Theatre. And for good reason. The show won four Tony Awards last year including Best Musical Revival, with Diane Paulus taking home the Tony for Best Director. Patina Miller as the Leading Player took home Best Actress, while Andrea Martin won Best Featured Actress. Not to be outdone, the national tour signed Sasha Allen, Lucie Arnaz, and John Rubinstein, not to mention Canada's circus troupe, Les 7 doigts de la main. Talk about the wow factor. Pippin is an exuberant, extravaganza of a show and it plays now through October 19 at SHN's Golden Gate Theatre. (more...)

Broadway Ticket Buying Guide: September 29 - October 5, 2014
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 29, 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 TV: Meet the Family! Watch Highlights from YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU on Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 29, 2014

Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU just opened last night, September 28, 2014, at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street), after 32 previews. The production is directed by six-time Tony Award-nominee and Drama Desk Award winnerScott Ellis (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Twelve Angry Men, 1776) and will play a 19-week limited engagement. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights of the cast in action below! (more...)

Sarah Hyland, Christine Lakin, Missi Pyle & More to Star in SCREAM! at Rockwell Table and Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

ROCKWELL Table and Stage, L.A.'s premier spot for extraordinary entertainment and dining has announced the world premiere of 'Modern Family's" Sarah Hyland starring in SCREAM!, with musical direction by Brian P. Kennedy and written & directed by Michael Gans & Richard Register. SCREAM! will preview on Friday, October 10 at 8pm; Saturday, October 11 at 8:00pm and Friday, October 17 at 8pm and will open on Saturday, October 18 at 8:00pm and run through Saturday, November 15 at ROCKWELL Table and Stage, 1714 N. Vermont in Los Feliz. (more...)

Photo Coverage: YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Cast Takes Opening Night Bows at the Longacre Theatre!
by Walter McBride - Sep 29, 2014

Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU just opened last night, September 28, 2014, at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street), after 32 previews. The production is directed by six-time Tony Award-nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Scott Ellis (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Twelve Angry Men, 1776) and will play a 19-week limited engagement. BroadwayWorld was there for the special evening and below, you can check out photos from inside the first official curtain call! (more...)

BEAUTIFUL Cast Members Set for BROADWAY SESSIONS This Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

This Thursday, October 2nd, Broadway Sessions welcomes cast members from Beautiful The Carole King Musical. (more...)

Photo Coverage: YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Company Celebrates Opening Night!
by Walter McBride - Sep 29, 2014

Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU just opened last night, September 28, 2014, at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street), after 32 previews. The production is directed by six-time Tony Award-nominee and Drama Desk Award winnerScott Ellis (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Twelve Angry Men, 1776) and will play a 19-week limited engagement. BroadwayWorld was there for the special evening and below, you can check out photos from inside the after party! (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 9/28/14
by - Sep 29, 2014

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 9/28/2014. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 9/29
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 29, 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, 9/28/2014. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Opening Night Arrivals
by Walter McBride - Sep 29, 2014

Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU just opened last night, September 28, 2014, at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street), after 32 previews. The production is directed by six-time Tony Award-nominee and Drama Desk Award winnerScott Ellis (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Twelve Angry Men, 1776) and will play a 19-week limited engagement. BroadwayWorld was there for the special evening and below, you can check out photos from the star-studded red carpet! (more...)

Lillias White, Justin Guarini and More Join Lyons & Pakchar Tonight at the NYPL for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Broadway's Future Songbook Series -- presented by Arts and Artists at St. Paul -- begins tonight, September 29th in the Bruno Walter Auditorium at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center located at 111 Amsterdam Avenue and 65th Street. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for September 29-October 5
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 28, 2014

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven- o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: SMILE : A Broadway Reunion Concert, Celebrating Adolph Green - 100 Years of Wonderful, Jamie deRoy and Friends, Randy Graff: Re-Made In Brooklyn, and The Songs of Scott Evan Davis, featuring Karen Mason, Lisa Howard & more. (more...)

YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Opens Tonight on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2014

Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU opens tonight, September 28, 2014, at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street), after 32 previews. The production is directed by six-time Tony Award-nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Scott Ellis (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Twelve Angry Men, 1776) and will play a 19-week limited engagement. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Inside a Magical CINDERELLA Fitting with Paige Faure and William Ivey Long!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 28, 2014

Cinderella launches its First National Tour in Providence, RI, at the Providence Performing Arts Center on Friday October 10, 2014 ,and the cast and creative team is hard at work making final preparations. In the exclusive video below, BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge takes you inside the fitting room with six-time Tony Award winner William Ivey Long and Cinderella herself, Paige Faure. Go behind the scenes of the magical costume fitting below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jenna Leigh Green Works on a 'Witch' of a Character for THE RESIDUALS
by The Residuals - Sep 28, 2014

Jenna Leigh Green has quite a history with witches. First she played the best friend of one on SABRINA, THE TEENAGE WITCH, then she played one's sister, before taking over as one, in Wicked. Now Green is set to guest star on Season 2 of THE RESIDUALS, BroadwayWorld's newest webseries collaboration. And while she won't be playing a witch, she will be playing a character who could be described by a word that rhymes with 'witch.' (more...)

FINDING NEVERLAND Producer Harvey Weinstein Wins 'Riedel Challenge'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2014

In reaction to a piece written by New York Post journalist Michael Riedel criticizing the new musical Finding Neverland, the producers of the show found out that Riedel had not seen the show and had been writing speculatively. (more...)

This Weeks New Movies - 9/27/2014 - 10/3/2014
by BWW - Sep 28, 2014

Information, posters, descriptions of all the upcoming movies being released from 9/27/2014 - 10/3/2014! (more...)

BWW Recap: ONCE UPON A TIME's Season Premiere Gets FROZEN
by Danielle DeSisto - Sep 28, 2014

ABC's hit fantasy-drama ONCE UPON A TIME returns tonight, September 28th! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 9/27-9/28/2014
by - Sep 28, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, September 28, 2014 - Sunday, September 28, 2014. (more...)

Monsters Prowl Park Feasting on Fear
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

GURNEE, Ill., Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Six Flags Great America kicks off the biggest and scariest Fright Fest ever featuring extended hours until midnight on Saturdays with SIX haunted attractions and SIX frightastic shows over SIX weekends. The complete transformation of this 100-acre theme park creates a dark and foreboding atmosphere where monster rides and real monsters join forces for the ultimate haunting experience. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: In the Studio with Jason Robert Brown at YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU
by Stage Tube - Sep 26, 2014

Go inside the studio with three-time Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown to get a look at this year's revival of the classic YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU. Featuring original music by Mr. Brown, the production began previews on August 26th with an official opening set for September 28th. (more...)

Encompass New Opera Theatre to Honor Joel Grey and Jeanine Tesori Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Today, Nancy Rhodes, Artistic Director of Encompass New Opera Theatre and Gala Honorary Chairs Sheldon Harnick, John Kander, Tony Kushner and Maury Yeston announced the October 26th star-studded musical salute honoring two luminaries of the American musical theater -- Tony and Academy Award-winning legend Joel Grey and celebrated, award-winning composer Jeanine Tesori. (more...)

PIPPIN Comes to the Smith Center in Las Vegas, 11/25-30; Tickets on Sale 10/3
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Experience the thrilling 2013 Tony Award-winning musical PIPPIN - described as "An eye-popping, jaw-dropping, VISUALLY STUNNING extravaganza. THE THRILL OF THE SEASON!" by NY1. This all-new production of the hit Broadway musical will take to the stage in Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts Nov. 25-30. (more...)

Photo Flash: Stars of WICKED, KINKY BOOTS, IT'S ONLY A PLAY and More Team with BGA for E-Waste Event in Times Square
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Electronic Recyclers International (ERI), the nation's leading recycler of electronics and e-waste, joined forces with the Broadway Green Alliance (BGA) for a special e-waste collection event to take place right in the heart of Times Square in New York City on Wednesday, September 17. Many of Broadway's leading shows and stars got involved and encouraged fans of live theatre - and all residents of New York City in general - to take advantage of the opportunity to unload unwanted electronics while doing something good for the environment. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Laura Benanti, Betty Buckley, Telly Leung and More Set for Feinstein's at the Nikko, Nov 2014
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Feinstein's at the Nikko is proud to announce the upcoming lineup for November 2014. Performers include Tony Award winning actress and singer Betty Buckley; Tony Award winner Laura Benanti; jazz legend Freddy Cole; acclaimed performance artist Jeffrey Johnson; star of stage and screen Telly Leung; Award-winning cabaret singer -- and Bay Area native -- Carly Ozard. Additional performers for November 2014 will be announced at a later date. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Adds Extra Week of Performances to THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Due to popular demand, La Jolla Playhouse announces a week-long extension for its U.S. premiere production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, featuring a score by the multiple Academy, Grammy and Tony Award-winning team of composer Alan Menken (Newsies, Little Shop of Horrors) and lyricist Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin), book by Peter Parnell (The West Wing, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever) and direction by Scott Schwartz (Playhouse's Jane Eyre, Broadway's Golda's Balcony). Produced in association with Paper Mill Playhouse, by special arrangement with Disney Theatrical Productions, The Hunchback of Notre Dame will now run October 26 - December 14, 2014 in the Playhouse's Mandell Weiss Theatre. (more...)

BWW TV: The Prince Is Giving a Ball! Watch a Performance Preview of CINDERELLA on Tour!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 26, 2014

Cinderella launches its First National Tour in Providence, RI, at the Providence Performing Arts Center on Friday October 10, 2014, starring Paige Faure in the title role, and ready to sweep Cinderella off her feet, Andy Jones in role of Prince Topher. The company just met the press and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand to chat with the full company about the show. Check out what they had to say, plus watch a special performance preview of 'The Prince Is Giving a Ball' and 'Ten Minutes Ago' below! (more...)

Patrick Page Talks Creating 'Frollo' Onstage in 'HUNCHBACK' at La Jolla
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

D23 spoke with star of La Jolla Playhouse's upcoming produciton of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, Patrick Page, about why he was drawn to the project and the role of 'Frollo' and what to expect from the premiere. Scroll down for some excerpts from the interview! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER- Christine Dwyer Sings Lyons and Pakchar's 'Crossroads'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 26, 2014

Cutting-Edge Composers is excited to present a PREMIERE SONG by Lyons and Pakchar this week! Here is Wicked's Christine Dwyer singing 'Crossroads' from their recent concert at 54 Below. (more...)

The British Museum Presents WITCHES AND WICKED BODIES, 9/25-1/11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

The power of the witch has always gripped the artistic imagination. This is the first exhibition at the British Museum to present a survey of the subject in this rich and innovative exploration of the representation of the witch and malevolent female figures in the graphic arts. Spanning from the 1400s through to the end of the Victorian age, 'Witches and Wicked Bodies' will delve into the origins of the traditional image of the witch and how this developed as artists fed off public attitudes and current events. Prints and drawings will be shown alongside additional objects that illustrate that the imagery of sorcery and magic extends back to antiquity. Some examples of Greek vases and oil flasks with paintings of sirens, harpies and the famous classical sorceresses, Circe and Medea are included to emphasise this link. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Capitol Theatre's WICKED
by Emma Cambey - Sep 26, 2014

Over a decade after it first opened on Broadway, hit musical Wicked still continues to make audiences rise to their feet in standing ovation all around the world. Last night, Thursday the 25th of September marked Wicked's return to Sydney after a few years absence and it was as though it never left. The streets surrounding the Capitol Theatre have embraced Wicked just as they did when it first arrived, everything is green. No, everything is positively emerald and the scene was set for a spectacular opening night. Noone was disappointed. (more...)

Katie Brayben to Star in West End's BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, February
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Katie Brayben will play the title role in the West End production of Beautiful - The Carole King Musicalopening at the Aldwych Theatre in February next year. Alan Morrissey will play King's husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, with Lorna Want as song-writer Cynthia Weil, Glynis Barber as Genie Klein, King's mother, and Gary Trainor as music publisher and producer Don Kirshner. London previews beginning on 10 February 2015 and with the show currently booking to 13 June 2015. Press night will now take place on 24 February at 7pm. Final casting will be announced shortly. (more...)

The Skivvies and ShankTunes Set for Late Night at 54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 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...)

BroadwayWorld Webseries Partner THE RESIDUALS in Last Week of KickStarter
by The Residuals - Sep 26, 2014

In the tradition of SUBMISSIONS ONLY, BroadwayWorld is proud to announce that Season 2 of the critically-acclaimed comedy webseries THE RESIDUALS will premiere exclusively on BWW in early 2015. THE RESIDUALS' team is now in pre-production for its second season, featuring guest stars Horatio Sanz (SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE), Jenna Leigh Green (SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH, Broadway's Wicked), and commercial acting legend Michael Torpey. (more...)

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