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Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/1/2017
by - Apr 1, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 4/1/2017. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 1, 2017BWW's On This Day - April 1, 2017
by - Apr 1, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 1 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 31, 2017BWW's On This Day - March 31, 2017
by - Mar 31, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 31 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Bebe Neuwirth Helps Samuel French Announce CHICAGO High School EditionBebe Neuwirth Helps Samuel French Announce CHICAGO High School Edition
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Samuel French has announced a new musical title in their 101 School Editions Collection: Chicago (High School Edition). (more...)

WAITRESS Will Keep Opening Up on Broadway Through 2018; New Block of Tickets Now AvailableWAITRESS Will Keep Opening Up on Broadway Through 2018; New Block of Tickets Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

The producers of the Waitress have announced tickets for the Broadway smash are now on sale through January 21, 2018. (more...)

FSCJ Artist Series Presents 2017-18 Broadway In Jacksonville SeasonFSCJ Artist Series Presents 2017-18 Broadway In Jacksonville Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

???????The FSCJ Artist Series, sponsored by Vystar Credit Union, is thrilled to announce the 2017-18 Broadway in Jacksonville season, filled with award-winning blockbusters and family favorites. (more...)

CHICAGO Comes to Harris Center for Seven PerformancesCHICAGO Comes to Harris Center for Seven Performances
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

CHICAGO is coming to Folsom! The beloved musical is coming to the Harris Center for seven performances this month! It has everything that makes for a great Broadway musical: one show stopping song after another, some truly astonishing dancing, a universal tale of fame, fortune and "all that jazz." CHICAGO takes to Stage One on Thursday, March 23. (more...)

Back to Billy! Tony Yazbeck Will Rejoin Cast of CHICAGO TomorrowBack to Billy! Tony Yazbeck Will Rejoin Cast of CHICAGO Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

The Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago announced today that Tony Award nomineeTony Yazbeck will return to the Broadway production as "Billy Flynn" beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, March 14 at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC). Tony Award nominee Christopher Sieber will play his final performance in the role tonight, Monday, March 13.   (more...)

Everything Changes! Broadway's WAITRESS Finds New 'Earl' in Will SwensonEverything Changes! Broadway's WAITRESS Finds New 'Earl' in Will Swenson
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Just announced, the Broadway hit Waitress will welcome beloved Broadway leading man and Tony Award nominee Will Swenson on March 31 in the role of Earl, the ne'er-do-well husband of the show's leading character, Jenna, who will be played by Sara Bareilles beginning the same day. (more...)

WAITRESS Welcomes Chris Diamantopoulos in the Role of Dr. Pomatter Next MonthWAITRESS Welcomes Chris Diamantopoulos in the Role of Dr. Pomatter Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The producers of the Broadway hit Waitress have announced that on March 31, TV star Chris Diamantopoulos will star opposite Sara Bareilles as Dr. Pomatter, who inspires expert pie-maker Jenna Hunterson to create an "I Wanna Play Doctor with my Gynecologist" pie. (more...)

Brandy Norwood to Return to the Cell Block for CHICAGO in D.C. This AprilBrandy Norwood to Return to the Cell Block for CHICAGO in D.C. This April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Producers Barry and Fran Weissler and the The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announce that Grammy Award-winner Brandy Norwood will play 'Roxie Hart' when the production returns to Washington, D.C. at the Kennedy Center. CHICAGO THE MUSICAL will play a limited two-week engagement from April 4-16, 2017. (more...)

Sugar, Butter, Sara Bareilles?! WAITRESS Composer Will Make Her Broadway DebutSugar, Butter, Sara Bareilles?! WAITRESS Composer Will Make Her Broadway Debut
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

After announcing on Twitter last night that she had a big announcement to share on the TODAY show, the WAITRESS composer/lyricist has announced that she is coming out from the wings onto the stage of the hit Broadway show. (more...)

'Sugar, Butter, Flour' Recipe Book from WAITRESS Now Available for Pre-Order'Sugar, Butter, Flour' Recipe Book from WAITRESS Now Available for Pre-Order
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Fans of Waitress the musical will soon be able to bake the delicious pies that the show's leading character Jenna Hunterson makes for Joe's Diner with the publication of Sugar, Butter, Flour: The Waitress Pie Cookbook, Recipes from the Files of Jenna Hunterson (Pam Krauss Books, a division of Penguin Random House ) which will come out on May 23. (more...)

NFL Legend Eddie George Comes to Milwaukee in CHICAGO!NFL Legend Eddie George Comes to Milwaukee in CHICAGO!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

The Touring company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical CHICAGO will welcome NFL Legend and Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George making his touring Broadway debut in the role of "Billy Flynn." (more...)

Japanese Star Ryoko Yonekura to Return to CHICAGO as 'Roxie' This SummerJapanese Star Ryoko Yonekura to Return to CHICAGO as 'Roxie' This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Producers of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago announced today that Japanese superstar Ryoko Yonekura will return to the Broadway production by popular demand in the role of 'Roxie Hart' for 11 performances only, July 3 to July 13, 2017. (more...)

NFL's Eddie George Headed Back to the Courtroom for CHICAGO Tour in AkronNFL's Eddie George Headed Back to the Courtroom for CHICAGO Tour in Akron
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The touring company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago will welcome NFL Legend and Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George in the role of 'Billy Flynn' for a special two-night engagement at Akron's E.J. Thomas Hall, May 9 & 10, 2017, as part of the Broadway in Akron Series. (more...)

Palm Beach Dramaworks to Welcome Tony Walton for 'Dramalogue' SeriesPalm Beach Dramaworks to Welcome Tony Walton for 'Dramalogue' Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Tony Walton, who has designed sets and costumes for film, opera, ballet, and television but is perhaps best known for his extensive work in theatre, will appear live, onstage at Palm Beach Dramaworks today, January 3, to discuss his distinguished career with J. Barry Lewis as part of the popular series Dramalogue - Talking Theatre! The program will be presented twice, at 2pm and 7pm, at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre. (more...)

Spice Girls Star Mel B Does the Cell Block Tango in Broadway's CHICAGO, Starting TonightSpice Girls Star Mel B Does the Cell Block Tango in Broadway's CHICAGO, Starting Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

The Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago welcomes international superstar Mel B, 'Scary Spice' of the iconic Spice Girls and judge on 'America's Got Talent,' to the show for an eight-week limited engagement starting today, December 28, 2016, and through Sunday, February 19, 2017. (more...)

CHICAGO, Featuring John O'Hurley, Lands in Providence This SpringCHICAGO, Featuring John O'Hurley, Lands in Providence This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

Producers Barry and Fran Weissler announced that the suave, debonair, award-winning actor and star of stage, TV & film John O'Hurley will reprise the role of Billy Flynn in Providence at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC), May 2 - 7, 2017. In Providence, CHICAGO is part of the Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series. (more...)

Palm Beach Dramaworks to Welcome Tony Walton for 'Dramalogue' SeriesPalm Beach Dramaworks to Welcome Tony Walton for 'Dramalogue' Series
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Tony Walton, who has designed sets and costumes for film, opera, ballet, and television but is perhaps best known for his extensive work in theatre, will appear live, onstage at Palm Beach Dramaworks on Tuesday, January 3, to discuss his distinguished career with J. Barry Lewis as part of the popular series Dramalogue - Talking Theatre! The program will be presented twice, at 2pm and 7pm, at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre. (more...)

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