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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


Maria Aitken to Direct Francesca Faridany and James Waterston in DESIGN FOR LIVING at The Acting Company
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

The Acting Company will launch its 2016-2017 John McDonald Salon Series with a reading of Noel Coward's wonderfully Wicked British comedy Design for Living on Monday, December 12th at 7 PM at the Lynn Redgrave Theater at the Culture Project, 45 Bleecker Street, New York, NY. (more...)

Klick Hired to Rebrand Santa in Satirical New Holiday Video
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

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BWW Review: RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA is Magical Family Fun
by Frank Benge - Dec 7, 2016

Rodgers & Hammerstein's CINDERELLA is a 2013 Tony Award winning stage adaptation of the 1957 musical for television starring Julie Andrews, with music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. The new book by Douglas Carter Beane is based partly on Hammerstein's original 1957 book. The piece was remade twice for television, once in 1965 and again in 1997, and was adapted for the stage in various versions prior to the 2013 Broadway adaptation. The 2013 score features several Rodgers and Hammerstein songs that weren't in any previous version, including one trunk song originally written for, but eventually cut from, South Pacific. The new songs include 'Me, Who Am I?', 'Now Is the Time', 'The Pursuit', 'Loneliness of Evening' and 'There's Music in You'. (more...)

Refuge Theatre Project's HIGH FIDELITY to Return in Wicker Park
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

A venue has been announced for the remount of Refuge Theatre Project's enormously successful 2016 production of High Fidelity: The Musical. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Todd Anderson
by Broadway's Backbone - Dec 7, 2016

In this episode: Todd Anderson began is career with Twyla Tharp, made his Broadway debut with Hugh Jackman, and then went on to cover 36 tracks in 4 different companies as Wicked's universal swing. He grew up in Texas in the 80s when being 'different' wasn't always easy. With the mantra of 'I just never thought I couldn't,' he pounded the pavement, dancing with the skill of finding his quiet place to survive the concrete jungle. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from 28th Annual Gypsy of the Year!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

After six dedicated weeks of fundraising, the brightest stars from Broadway and Off-Broadway's biggest hits shared one-of-a-kind performances at the 28th annual Gypsy of the Year and the grand total is in! (more...)

Photo Flash: Go Inside Gypsy of the Year with the Best of Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Broadway's best spread messages of unity, hope and resilience through satire, song and dance December 5 and 6, 2016, at the 28th annual Gypsy of the Year competition, produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

Award-Winning Firehall Arts Centre to Launch 2017 With Female Voices
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

The Firehall Arts Centre announced today the addition of the works of two female playwrights to the 2016/2017 season. And Bella Sang With Us, written by Vancouver's own Sally Stubbs, and The Nether, by award-winning American playwright Jennifer Haley. (more...)

Natalie Weiss To Perform Music Box Concert and Teach in Cleveland Musical Theatre Intensive Educational Program
by Roy Berko - Dec 6, 2016

Cleveland Music Theatre (CMT), the brainchild of native Clevelanders Miles Sternfeld and Sean Patrick, was created to provide Northeast Ohio with high quality, engaging, locally produced musical theater by uniting Cleveland's most talented artists with Broadway/national talent, while creating educational opportunities for rising professional actors. (more...)

Broadway Sings for Pride to Auction Backstage Visits with Stars of WICKED, SOMETHING ROTTEN, & GLEE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

The non for profit organization, Broadway Sings for Pride (www.BroadwaySingsForPride.com) is pairing with their special friends to offer some special Broadway-related experiences this holiday season.  Each auction can be found at: https://www.charitybuzz.com/support/broadwaysings or on www.CharityBuzz.com using the keywords 'Broadway Sings for Pride'.  Auctions will end on Thursday, December 15, 2016. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at the New Trailer for the 20th Anniversary Production of RENT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Robert Mackintosh and Idili Theatricals Limited, in association with Theatr Clwyd, are delighted to announce the addition of further dates to the tour schedule for the new 20th Anniversary production of Jonathan Larson's ground-breaking Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning musical RENT. (more...)

Raul Esparza, Constantine Maroulis & More Join ASTEP's Christmas Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Raul Esparza, Constantine Maroulis and Sean Zuni Green to join the lineup at Artists Striving to End Poverty's Eighth Annual New York City Christmas: A Concert to Benefit ASTEP, taking place on Monday, December 12 at 7:00 PM at Joe's Pub at The Public in New York City. Additional exclusive experiences from Cats the Musical on Broadway and Wicked have been added to the special auction through Charitybuzz, featuring opportunities from Hamilton, 'Kristin Chenoweth's National Tour', and set visits to shows such as Law & Order: SVU with star Raul Esparza. (more...)

Nominations Announced for the 2016 Glugs Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Beloved Sydney theatre group THE GLUGS - now celebrating their 50th year - proudly present nominations for the 2016 GLUGS THEATRE AWARDS. The awards ceremony will be held on Monday 6 February 2016 at The Castlereagh Hotel. (more...)

28th Annual Gypsy of the Year Raises $4.4M for BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

After six dedicated weeks of fundraising, the brightest stars from Broadway and Off-Broadway's biggest hits shared one-of-a-kind performances at the 28th annual Gypsy of the Year and the grand total is in! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, Coming to the Arsht Center This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, the most awarded new musical of 2015 and winner of four Tony Awards, will play Miami's Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County for a one-week engagement beginning December 27, 2016 through January 1, 2017. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the show! (more...)

Eden Espinosa Joins the Cast of LIZZIE at Greenwich Theatre in February
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Eden Espinosa joins cast of new rock musical Lizzie. (more...)

BWW Review: PANTO WONDERFUL WIZARD gets silly at Stages Repertory Theatre
by Brett Cullum - Dec 6, 2016

This year STAGES reinvents OZ for a sardonic look at what 2016 means for America, all the while offering a fun frothy musical on the surface. It's an odd mix of jabs at the federal government combined with a jingoistic love of all things Texas. It works though, and gosh darn it if it isn't fun! (more...)

Cast Complete for CINDERELLA at the London Palladium; Previews Start This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Qdos Entertainment's production of Cinderella begins previews at the London Palladium this Saturday, 10 December 2016, with press night on Wednesday 14 December 2016. This five-week limited run the over the festive season concludes on Sunday 15 January 2017. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Joel Grey Honored with York Theatre Company's Oscar Hammerstein Award
by Walter McBride - Dec 6, 2016

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Eden Espinosa, Ruby Lewis, Andrew Chappelle and More Will Rock Out In Broadway Sings Bowie/Prince
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

The acclaimed Broadway Sings concert series will present its 14th installment on February 6 at 8pm, honoring two major legends of pop rock with Broadway Sings Bowie/Prince. The one-night-only concert will feature completely new arrangements of the hits of these two groundbreaking artists, accompanied by a 14-piece orchestra playing original orchestrations. (more...)

Valley Youth Theatre Announces 2017 Spring/Summer Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Valley Youth Theatre has announced its lineup for Spring/Summer 2017. See the full schedule below: (more...)

The Great AZ Puppet Theater Announces Programming Through the New Year
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

The Great AZ Pupper Theater has announced its programming through the holiday season and beyond. See the full schedule below: (more...)

Maxwell Caulfield, Zoë Doano and Chris Peluso Take Centre Stage for the European Première of DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Maxwell Caulfield, Zoe Doano and Chris Peluso are to head the cast of Death Takes A Holiday, the third Charing Cross Theatre musical directed by Artistic Director Thom Southerland. (more...)

SWEET CHARITY Stars Headed to BROADWAY SESSIONS This Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

This Thursday, December 8th, BROADWAY SESSIONS welcomes cast members from The New Group production of Sweet Charity, starring Sutton Foster. (more...)

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Announces Full Casting for National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, the most awarded new musical of 2015 and winner of four Tony Awards®, will play in St. Louis at the Fabulous Fox Theatre for a two-week engagement January 17 - 29. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 12/4/16
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 12/4/2016. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 12/5
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 5, 2016

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 12/4/2016. (more...)

Kurt Baker Combo Premieres 'Baby's Gone Bad' Video with The Big Takeover
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

After the release of his fourth studio ablum, In Orbit, Kurt Baker has shared the video for the single, 'Baby's Gone Bad.' (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Tougher Than The Rest' Episode of ONCE UPON A TIME
by - Dec 5, 2016

This March, the next chapter of ONCE UPON A TIME will be the most epic yet as the forces of magic, romance, danger, and hope collide along with spell-binding surprises. (more...)

FROZEN Fans Rejoice! Dates for the Pre-Broadway Engagement in Denver Are Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The Pre-Broadway engagement of FROZEN, a new musical based on Disney's Academy Award-winning musical film, will play The Buell Theatre August 17 through October 1, 2017. Denver Center for the Performing Arts' Broadway subscribers may purchase additional tickets December 12 at 10am. (more...)

Imago Presents the World Premiere of LA BELLE 12/9
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

It was 2013 when creators Carol Triffle and Jerry Mouawad, Artistic Directors of Imago, began to adapt Beauty and the Beast. Imago will premiere their adaptation La Belle, Lost in the World of the Automaton December 9 through January 8 at Imago Theatre, 17 SE 8th. (more...)

Something's Coming, Something Good to Queensland Conservatorium
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Welcome to West Side Story, the Queensland Conservatorium's main stage musical for 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: Laura Osnes Invites Her Audience to Ponder What Ifs in THE PATHS NOT TAKEN at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Casey Mink - Dec 5, 2016

Laura Osnes, Tony-nominated for originating title roles in BONNIE & CLYDE and CINDERELLA, has devoted an entire cabaret act to pondering that hypothetical what if. Bringing an updated version of her show THE PATHS NOT TAKEN back to Feinstein's/54 Below for a four-performance run beginning November 27, Osnes exclusively performed songs which have never seen the light from shows that she nearly booked and either didn't get or had to back out of for one reason or another. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS Star Todrick Hall Named National Ambassador for 2017 KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The Broadway League has announced that Todrick Hall, now starring in Kinky Boots, will serve as a National Ambassador for the 2017 KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY, taking place in New York City on Tuesday, February 28th, 2017. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 3, 2016
by - Dec 3, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 3 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Hope Theatre's HER ACHING HEART
by Roy Tan - Dec 3, 2016

4 and 5 star reviews continue to float across the media as critics and audiences alike praise The Hope Theatre's 25th anniversary in-house production of Bryony Lavery's hilarious Mill's and Boon pastiche 'Her Aching Heart' since curtains rose on the 29th November. (more...)

Robert Creighton and Christine Ebersole Join Roster of Broadway's Best to Honor Joel Grey at 25th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala 12/5
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2016

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Director; David McCoy, Chairman of the Board), dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has announced Robert Creighton (Cagney), and Christine Ebersole (Grey Gardens) will join some of Broadway's best - Carolee Carmello (Finding Neverland), Sutton Foster (Anything Goes), Bebe Neuwirth (Chicago), Rory O'Malley (The Book of Mormon), and Bernadette Peters (George M) (all subject to change) - scheduled to appear as guest performers to honor legendary Oscar® and Tony® Award-winner Joel Grey with the 25th Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre at the 2016 Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala on Monday, December 5, 2016 at The Asia Society (725 Park Avenue). (more...)

Alex Newell Joins Cast of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Concert Starring Shoshana Bean and Morgan James
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2016

Morgan James, Richard Amelius and Torya Beard present Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR in concert, featuring Broadway veterans and powerhouse vocalists, Morgan James (Motown: The Musical, Godspell, The Addams Family) and Shoshana Bean (Hairspray, Wicked) and Big Beat Records recording artist Alex Newell (Glee). The one- night-only female-centered concert of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's rock opera will be directed by Richard Amelius (Time Between Us, Empty City), with musical direction by Julie McBride (Amazing Grace, Finding Neverland). A cast of 13 singers will perform the complete score, accompanied by an all-female band. Full cast to be announced. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 12/3/2016
by - Dec 3, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 12/3/2016. (more...)

Original 'Belle' Susan Egan Joins THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The Princesses are throwing a ball, and you're invited! After eight sold-out shows, Broadway's Cinderella, Tony nominee Laura Osnes, and music director Benjamin Rauhala return to host Broadway's most beloved leading ladies at Feinstein's/54 Below on January 29th, 2017 at 7 PM and 9:30 PM. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Regional Awards Update - Atticus Shaindlin, Emily Liberature Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 2, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Raleigh Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

DVBBS New EP 'BEAUTIFUL DISASTER' Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Few producers have risen to the top in the electronic music scene as quickly as DVBBS, who captured the industry's attention with their first hit “Gold Skies” and never let it go. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld St. Louis Regional Awards Update - Tara Lewis, Robert Hazlette Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 2, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld South Bend Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Kevin Laughon
by Elliot Lanes - Dec 2, 2016

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Nelson Aspen to Launch December Lineup at Don't Tell Mama's BROADWAY 'BOOZY' BRUNCH
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Winter is upon us, and Restaurant Row's beloved piano bar, Don't Tell Mama, has announced Broadway 'Boozy' Brunch's special guest line up for December. (more...)

Photo Flash: A DOG STORY, THE MUSICAL Celebrates Dog Wedding
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

A Dog Story, a new musical playing at The Loft at The Davenport Theater, celebrated a special dog wedding between bride, Winnie, a Chihuahua Terrier mix, and the groom, Jasper, a Yorkie Maltese, officiated by Broadway's Grizabella, Mamie Parris. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

National Touring Production of Broadway's PIPPIN at the Grand!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The Grand 1894 Opera House presents the acclaimed Broadway musical revival of Pippin, performed by the National Touring Company, on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 2pm and 7 pm. Tickets may be purchased at The Grand's Box Office, 2020 Postoffice Street, by calling 409.765.1894, 800.821.1894, or online at www.thegrand.com. (more...)

Due to Popular Demand TWIST YOUR DICKENS Adds Four Performances
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Due to popular demand, The Kennedy Center has announced the addition of four extra performances to the Kennedy Center's debut run of The Second City's irreverent and interactive seasonal satire, Twist Your Dickens. Tickets are now on sale for newly added 3p.m. matinees on December 21, 22, 28, and 29. Twist Your Dickens performances take place in the Theater Lab from December 9-31, 2016. (more...)

AN EVENING WITH PHYLLIS HYMAN Adds Weekend at The Actor's Temple
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

AN EVENING WITH PHYLLIS HYMAN, a world premiere musical the creators of the Broadway bound musical Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical, has added an additional three-performance weekend to the previously announced performances due to popular demand. (more...)

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