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WICKED Tour to Welcome Two New Stars This WeekWICKED Tour to Welcome Two New Stars This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

The Wicked tour will welcome Jon Robert Hall as Fiyero and welcome back Catherine Charlebois as Nessarose, beginning Tuesday, August 22nd at Philadelphia's Academy of Music. (more...)

Broadway's INDECENT to Arrive on PBS This Fall; PRINCE OF BROADWAY Pushed to 2018Broadway's INDECENT to Arrive on PBS This Fall; PRINCE OF BROADWAY Pushed to 2018
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

The Tony Award-winning play Indecent comes to THIRTEEN's Great Performances, Friday, November 17 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) as part of the fall Broadway's best lineup. (more...)

WICKED Surpasses MAMMA MIA! as 8th Longest-Running Show in Broadway HistoryWICKED Surpasses MAMMA MIA! as 8th Longest-Running Show in Broadway History
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

The international blockbuster WICKED will play its 5,759th Broadway performance on Wednesday, August 16 at 7pm, surpassing Mamma Mia to become the 8th longest-running production in Broadway history. (more...)

Stage Stars on Screen - A Guide to Broadway on TV's  2017-18 Season!Stage Stars on Screen - A Guide to Broadway on TV's 2017-18 Season!
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 13, 2017

Broadway stars, live musical presentations and a high school theater department-themed drama series are all on tap for the upcoming 2017-18 primetime television season. Check out the exciting programming slate below! (more...)

Casting Search Announced for Role of 'Ralphie' in FOX's A CHRISTMAS STORYCasting Search Announced for Role of 'Ralphie' in FOX's A CHRISTMAS STORY
by TV News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Today, Telsey & Company Casting has announced a search for a young actor to play the lead role of 'Ralphie'. The casting description reads: RALPHIE - Male, 9 - 12, Caucasian, Possibly a bit pudgy; a regular kid ... Actor must be an excellent singer and able to carry a show. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief August 10th, 2017: THE TERMS OF MY SURRENDER Opens, Bill Murray Returns to GROUNDHOG DAY, and More!BWW Morning Brief August 10th, 2017: THE TERMS OF MY SURRENDER Opens, Bill Murray Returns to GROUNDHOG DAY, and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Aug 10, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Michael Moore's THE TERMS OF MY SURRENDER officially opens tonight on Broadway! (more...)

EASTENDERS' Aaron Sidwell to Join the WICKED 2018 UK & Ireland TourEASTENDERS' Aaron Sidwell to Join the WICKED 2018 UK & Ireland Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

WICKED, the West End and Broadway musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is delighted to announce that EastEnders star Aaron Sidwell will play Fiyero. (more...)

Fox to Air RENT Live in Late 2018;  Original Cast Member to Star?Fox to Air RENT Live in Late 2018; Original Cast Member to Star?
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 9, 2017

At yesterday's TCA press tour held in Los Angeles, FOX Chairman and CEO Dana Walden revealed that the broadcast will air sometime in late 2018. (more...)

Marc Platt Says FOX's A CHRISTMAS STORY Will Be 'A Gift to the World'Marc Platt Says FOX's A CHRISTMAS STORY Will Be 'A Gift to the World'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Executive producer Marc Platt (GREASE LIVE!) and composers Ben Pasek and Justin Paul participated in FOX's TCA panel held yesterday in Los Angeles and shared further details on the project. (more...)

FOX Reveals Air Date for Live Musical Event A CHRISTMAS STORY; Maya Rudolph to StarFOX Reveals Air Date for Live Musical Event A CHRISTMAS STORY; Maya Rudolph to Star
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

FOX's next live musical event, A CHRISTMAS STORY, will air Sunday, Dec. 17 (7:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) LIVE on FOX. Emmy Award nominee Maya Rudolph (“Saturday Night Live,” “Bridesmaids”) will star as the mother of nine-year old “Ralphie Parker.” (more...)

INDECENT Ends Broadway Run with Stunning Final Week Gross of $739,171INDECENT Ends Broadway Run with Stunning Final Week Gross of $739,171
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

INDECENT, a play by Pulitzer Prize-winner Paula Vogel, created by Ms. Vogel and Rebecca Taichman, and directed by Ms. Taichman, finished its extended run at Broadway's Cort Theatre yesterday with its highest weekly gross of $739,171. INDECENT began previews April 4 and opened April 18. The production played 128 performances and 15 previews. (more...)

Oh, We Just Can't Wait... For the Remake- A Guide to Disney's Upcoming Live-Action Musicals!Oh, We Just Can't Wait... For the Remake- A Guide to Disney's Upcoming Live-Action Musicals!
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 5, 2017

With so many upcoming projects in the works, BWW has put together a guide to what's in store from the House of Mouse and its uber-talented creative teams! (more...)

INDECENT and FALSETTOS to Bring Emotion, Family and Freedom of Thought to BroadwayHDINDECENT and FALSETTOS to Bring Emotion, Family and Freedom of Thought to BroadwayHD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Theater streaming service, BroadwayHD, announces two brand-new additions to its diverse, on-demand lineup with tonight's closing week capture of the Tony Award-winning play INDECENT, as well as the addition of previously captured FALSETTOS. (more...)

WICKED Surpasses the Run of BILLY ELLIOT to Become the 16th Longest Running Show in London Theatre HistoryWICKED Surpasses the Run of BILLY ELLIOT to Become the 16th Longest Running Show in London Theatre History
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

WICKED, the West End musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, will tonight play its 4567th performance at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, surpassing the triumphant run of Billy Elliot The Musical to become the 16th longest running show in London theatre history.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at New West End Cast of WICKEDPhoto Flash: First Look at New West End Cast of WICKED
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

WICKED, the West End musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, has just released the first pictures of Alice Fearn (Elphaba), Sophie Evans (Glinda), Bradley Jaden (Fiyero), Melanie La Barrie (Madame Morrible), Andy Hockley (The Wizard) and Jack Lansbury (Boq) who will lead the new London cast from 24 July 2017 at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, joining current cast members Martin Ball (Doctor Dillamond) and Sarah McNicholas (Nessarose). Check out the photos below! (more...)

VIDEO: Emily Blunt Exudes Pure Magic in MARY POPPINS RETURNS Motion PosterVIDEO: Emily Blunt Exudes Pure Magic in MARY POPPINS RETURNS Motion Poster
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2017

Mary Poppins is a hot topic at this year's D23 expo. The film has just released a new motion poster of Emily Blunt in the starring role, check out how practically perfect she really is. (more...)

'Ello Guvnah! D23 Expo Kicks Off with Sneak Peek of Lin-Manuel Miranda in MARY POPPINS RETURNS'Ello Guvnah! D23 Expo Kicks Off with Sneak Peek of Lin-Manuel Miranda in MARY POPPINS RETURNS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The D23 expo kicked off today with a sizzle reel of footage from upcoming Disney films. Among the clips was a blink-and-you-missed-it look at Lin-Manuel Miranda in the upcoming Disney prequel, MARY POPPINS RETURNS. (more...)

Disney Struggling to Cast Lead Roles in Live-Action ALADDIN RebootDisney Struggling to Cast Lead Roles in Live-Action ALADDIN Reboot
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 11, 2017

Disney is struggling to find its leads for the recently announced live-action remake of its hit 1992 animated film ALADDIN. The site reports that the studio and the film's director Guy Ritchie put out a global casting call back in March in an attempt to find its Aladdin and Jasmine for the project. (more...)

Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole to Sign Copies of WAR PAINT Album at Barnes & NoblePatti LuPone and Christine Ebersole to Sign Copies of WAR PAINT Album at Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Ghostlight Records will celebrate the Original Broadway Cast Recording of the new musical WAR PAINT - starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole - with a special in-store event at Barnes & Noble on Friday, July 14 at 2:30 PM.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway Stay INDECENT Celebrates 100th ShowPhoto Flash: Broadway Stay INDECENT Celebrates 100th Show
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2017

INDECENT, Paula Vogel's award-winning play at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street), celebrated its 100thperformance on Broadway last night. The production, the miracle on 48th Street, originally scheduled to close on June 25, was instead extended for six more weeks, running through August 6, as a result of increased ticket sales and passionate audience response. (more...)

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