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Photos: First Look at Francois Battiste, Nancy Opel & More in A CHRISTMAS CAROL Photo Photos: First Look at Francois Battiste, Nancy Opel & More in A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 29, 2021

Production photos are now available of the San Francisco company of the Tony Award-winning production of A Christmas Carol led by Obie Award winner Francois Battiste (Ebenezer Scrooge); beloved Broadway veteran Nancy Opel (Ghost of Christmas Past); and award-winning actor, writer, and producer Amber Iman (Ghost of Christmas Present/Mrs. Fezziwig).

A CHRISTMAS CAROL Begins Performances at the Ahmanson Tomorrow Photo A CHRISTMAS CAROL Begins Performances at the Ahmanson Tomorrow
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 29, 2021

Performances of five-time Tony Award-winning production of¬†‚ÄúA Christmas Carol‚Ä̬†will begin on November 30, 2021 at the Ahmanson Theatre. The opening is set for Wednesday, December 1, 2021, and performances continue through January 1, 2022

Photos: First Look at Bradley Whitford, Kate Burton & More in A CHRISTMAS CAROL Photo Photos: First Look at Bradley Whitford, Kate Burton & More in A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 17, 2021

Production photos are now available for the First National Tour of A Christmas Carol led by three-time Emmy Award winner Bradley Whitford (Ebenezer Scrooge), Tony and Emmy Award nominee Kate Burton (Ghost of Christmas Past), and Grammy and SAG Award nominee Alex Newell (Ghost of Christmas Present/Mrs. Fezziwig).

CTG Announces A CHRISTMAS CAROL & South LA Cafe Community Foundation Partnership Photo CTG Announces A CHRISTMAS CAROL & South LA Cafe Community Foundation Partnership
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 5, 2021

The five-time Tony Award-winning production of¬†‚ÄúA Christmas Carol‚Ä̬†playing at the Center Theatre Group / Ahmanson Theatre has announced a partnership with a local non-profit continuing a tradition set in London and on Broadway to support local communities in need.

Photos: Get a First Look at the National Tour of THE PROM! Photo Photos: Get a First Look at the National Tour of THE PROM!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 2, 2021

The National Tour of the 2019 Drama Desk Award winner for Outstanding Musical THE PROM begins performances tonight at Playhouse Square in Cleveland.

Amber Iman, Nancy Opel & More to Lead A CHRISTMAS CAROL in San Francisco Alongside Fr Photo Amber Iman, Nancy Opel & More to Lead A CHRISTMAS CAROL in San Francisco Alongside Francois Battiste 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 19, 2021

Casting has been announced today for the San Francisco production of the Tony-winning production of A Christmas Carol with Broadway veteran Nancy Opel (Ghost of Christmas Past) and award-winning actor, writer, and producer Amber Iman (Ghost of Christmas Present/Mrs. Fezziwig) joining the previously announced Francois Battiste (Ebenezer Scrooge).

THE PROM Kicks Off KeyBank Broadway Series at Playhouse Square Photo THE PROM Kicks Off KeyBank Broadway Series at Playhouse Square
by Stephi Wild - Oct 12, 2021

The National Tour of the 2019 Drama Desk Award winner for Outstanding Musical THE PROM will play at the Connor Palace from November 2 ‚Äď 21, as part of the KeyBank Broadway Series at Playhouse Square. Tickets for the Cleveland engagement, which kicks off the national tour, are on sale now.

Kate Burton, Alex Newell & More Join A CHRISTMAS CAROL National Tour Led by Bradley W Photo Kate Burton, Alex Newell & More Join A CHRISTMAS CAROL National Tour Led by Bradley Whitford
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 5, 2021

Learn about the full cast for the new First National Tour of A Christmas Carol with Tony and Emmy Award nominee Kate Burton, Grammy and SAG Award nominee Alex Newell (Ghost of Christmas Present/Mrs. Fezziwig), Bradley Whitford (Ebenezer Scrooge) & more along with information on schedule and tickets.

Exclusive: Kaden Kearney Will Star As Emma In THE PROM National Tour; Full Cast Annou Photo Exclusive: Kaden Kearney Will Star As Emma In THE PROM National Tour; Full Cast Announced
by BWW Staff - Sep 30, 2021

Casting has been announced for the upcoming National Tour of THE PROM. Kaden Kearney (they/them)  will star as Emma, Kalyn West as Alyssa Green, Courtney Balan as Dee Dee Allen, Patrick Wetzel as Barry Glickman, Emily Borromeo as Angie Dickinson, Bud Weber as Trent Oliver, Sinclair Mitchell as Mr. Hawkins Ashanti J'Aria as Mrs. Greene, and Shavey Brown as Sheldon Saperstein.

Bradley Whitford & Francois Battiste to Star as Ebenezer Scrooge in Two Simultaneous  Photo Bradley Whitford & Francois Battiste to Star as Ebenezer Scrooge in Two Simultaneous Productions of A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 7, 2021

The magical new interpretation of Charles Dickens’ timeless story, A Christmas Carol, adapted by Tony Award winner Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and originally directed and conceived by Tony Award winner Matthew Warchus (Matilda), will visit five U.S. cities this holiday season with two simultaneous productions.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL Announces 2021 Tour and Broadway Return Photo A CHRISTMAS CAROL Announces 2021 Tour and Broadway Return
by Stephi Wild - Oct 12, 2020

A Christmas Carol is hitting the road in 2021!

A CHRISTMAS CAROL Breaks Box Office Record For The Third Week In A Row Photo A CHRISTMAS CAROL Breaks Box Office Record For The Third Week In A Row
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 30, 2019

A Christmas Carol, which opened on Broadway November 20, 2019, has just broken another box office record at the Lyceum Theatre. Adapted by Jack Thorne and directed by Matthew Warchus, A Christmas Carol grossed $954,054.40 over nine performances for the week ending December 29. It tops the house record previously held by Oh, Hello, the Nick Kroll and John Mulaney comedy that grossed $911,602 for the week ending January 1, 2017.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL Announces Rush Policy Photo A CHRISTMAS CAROL Announces Rush Policy
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 1, 2019

The producers of A Christmas Carol announced today that starting with the first preview on November 7, 2019 there will be a limited number of $40 rush tickets available for each performance throughout the run.

CRUEL INTENTIONS: THE 90s MUSICAL Digital Lottery & Rush Tickets Announced At Broadwa Photo CRUEL INTENTIONS: THE 90s MUSICAL Digital Lottery & Rush Tickets Announced At Broadway In Chicago
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 29, 2019

Broadway In Chicago is delighted to announce there will be a digital lottery and rush tickets for CRUEL INTENTIONS: THE '90s MUSICAL, which will play for a limited two-week engagement at Broadway In Chicago's Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut) from April 2-14, 2019.

Complete Casting Announced For North American Tour Of CRUEL INTENTIONS: THE 90s MUSIC Photo Complete Casting Announced For North American Tour Of CRUEL INTENTIONS: THE 90s MUSICAL
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 8, 2019

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the cult classic film Cruel Intentions, producers have announced the casting for the North American tour of the Off-Broadway smash hit Cruel Intentions: The 90s Musical.  Following sold-out runs in Los Angeles and a critically acclaimed, sold-out run in New York City, the new musical - a stage adaptation of Roger Kumble's 1999 cult-hit film, created by Jordan Ross, Lindsey Rosin & Roger Kumble - will launch its first national tour at Proctors in Schenectady, NY on March 29, 2019.

Four Chicago Actors Cast In CRUEL INTENTIONS: THE '90s MUSICAL Tour Photo Four Chicago Actors Cast In CRUEL INTENTIONS: THE '90s MUSICAL Tour
by Julie Musbach - Mar 7, 2019

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the cult classic film Cruel Intentions, producers have announced the casting for the North American tour of the Off-Broadway smash hit CRUEL INTENTIONS: THE '90s MUSICAL. Following sold-out runs in Los Angeles and a critically acclaimed, sold-out run in New York City, the new musical will play Broadway In Chicago's Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut St) for a limited two week engagement April 2 14, 2019.

Frankie J Grande to Join the Cast of CRUEL INTENTIONS Photo Frankie J Grande to Join the Cast of CRUEL INTENTIONS
by Julie Musbach - Mar 6, 2018

Producers Eva Price and Sucker Love Productions have announced that actor, singer and television personality FRANKIE J. GRANDE will step into the role of Blaine Tuttle in CRUEL INTENTIONS - the new musical nightlife experience based on Roger Kumble's 1999 cult-hit film, now playing at downtown hotspot (le) Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street). Grande joins the cast on Sunday, March 18.

EPIX Premieres LEWIS BLACK: OLD YELLER - LIVE AT THE BORGATA Tonight
by TV News Desk - May 2, 2014

Premium entertainment network EPIX announced today that Lewis Black: Old Yeller - Live at the Borgata, a comedy event starring Grammy Award-winning comedian Lewis Black, will premiere on the network tonight, May 2.

EPIX to Premiere LEWIS BLACK: OLD YELLER - LIVE AT THE BORGATA, 5/2
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 18, 2014

Premium entertainment network EPIX announced today that Lewis Black: Old Yeller - Live at the Borgata, a comedy event starring Grammy Award-winning comedian Lewis Black, will premiere on the network Friday, May 2

Comedy Central Premieres LEWIS BLACK: IN GOD WE RUST Tonight, 9/7
by TV News Desk - Sep 7, 2012

Lewis Black is as angry as ever in the network television premiere of LEWIS BLACK: IN GOD WE RUST, debuting on COMEDY CENTRAL tonight, September 7 at 12:00 midnight ET/PT.

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