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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...)

Get Ready to 'Bikini Bottom Boogie' with the SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Original Cast RecordingGet Ready to 'Bikini Bottom Boogie' with the SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Original Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

The Original Cast Recording of SpongeBob SquarePants - The New Musical will be released September 22 by Masterworks Broadway. Available for preorder now, the album features a score of original songs unlike anything Broadway has ever heard and is produced by Scott Riesett and Tom Kitt, with executive producers Scott Farthing, Doug Cohn and Susan Vargo. (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...)

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...)

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...)

Ayad Akhtar's JUNK Announces Stars Joining Steven Pasquale at Lincoln Center TheaterAyad Akhtar's JUNK Announces Stars Joining Steven Pasquale at Lincoln Center Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Ito Aghayere, Phillip James Brannon, Tony Carlin, Caroline Hewitt, Rick Holmes, Ted Koch, Teresa Avia Lim, Danny Mastrogiorgio, Nate Miller, Ethan Phillips, Matthew Rauch, Matthew Saldivar, Michael Siberry, Miriam Silverman, Joey Slotnick, and Henry Stram will join Steven Pasquale to comprise the cast of its upcoming production of Junk, a new play by Ayad Akhtar, directed by Doug Hughes. (more...)

WICKED Flies Back to Ireland Next Year; Tickets On Sale FridayWICKED Flies Back to Ireland Next Year; Tickets On Sale Friday
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

WICKED, the West End and Broadway musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, will be flying back to Dublin for a limited 7 week run next year. (more...)

Go Jellyfishing for Tickets to SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Starting MondayGo Jellyfishing for Tickets to SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Starting Monday
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, June 26 at 10:00am ET for SpongeBob SquarePants on Broadway at The Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway - Broadway at 47th Street). Preview performances begin Monday, November 6th with an official opening on Monday, December 4th. (more...)

Araca Group and Dramatists Play Service Launch THE HOLLYWAY COLLECTIONAraca Group and Dramatists Play Service Launch THE HOLLYWAY COLLECTION
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Leading Broadway producing company The Araca Group (Urinetown, Wicked, Disgraced) today announced plans to launch a collection of Hollywood-inspired stage plays to be licensed to professional and amateur theaters around the world.  (more...)

Steven Pasquale to Lead Ayad Akhtar's JUNK on BroadwaySteven Pasquale to Lead Ayad Akhtar's JUNK on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Steven Pasquale will head the cast of its upcoming production of Pulitzer Prize-winner Ayad Akhtar's new play JUNK, directed by Doug Hughes, beginning previews Thursday, October 5 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. (more...)

Breaking: SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Will Open at the Palace Theatre This Fall!Breaking: SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Will Open at the Palace Theatre This Fall!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Following a critically lauded run in Chicago during Summer 2016, SpongeBob SquarePants will open on Broadway at The Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway - Broadway at 47th Street) this Fall. Preview performances begin Monday, November 6th with an official opening on Monday, December 4th. (more...)

WICKED Announces New London CastWICKED Announces New London Cast
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

WICKED, the West End musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is delighted to announce that Alice Fearn (Elphaba), Sophie Evans (Glinda),Bradley Jaden (Fiyero), Melanie La Barrie (Madame Morrible), Andy Hockley (The Wizard), Jack Lansbury (Boq) and Laura Pick (Standby for Elphaba) will head the new London cast from Monday 24 July 2017, joining current cast members Martin Ball (Doctor Dillamond), Sarah McNicholas (Nessarose) and Carina Gillespie (Standby for Glinda).  (more...)

BWW Review: A Cleveland Reviewer Goes to Broadway at Tony Time, 2017BWW Review: A Cleveland Reviewer Goes to Broadway at Tony Time, 2017
by Roy Berko - May 23, 2017

Cleveland talent on stage and producers help enlighten Broadway season! (more...)

Ben Platt, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, OSLO & More Win at the Drama League Awards!Ben Platt, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, OSLO & More Win at the Drama League Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

This afternoon, Broadway's brightest gathered at the Marriott Marquis Times Square to celebrate this years Drama League Awards nominees for Outstanding Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award. (more...)

Broadway Bets Raises Record-Breaking $286,900 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDSBroadway Bets Raises Record-Breaking $286,900 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Exhilarating fun and incredible fundraising were in the cards as Broadway fans, stars and behind-the-scenes players raised a spectacular $286,900 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS on Monday, May 15, 2017, at the third annual edition of Broadway Bets, Broadway's official poker tournament. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 5/9/2017 - 5/16/2017Hottest Articles on BWW 5/9/2017 - 5/16/2017
by - May 16, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 5/9/2017 - 5/16/2017. (more...)

Off-Broadway Songwriter Mike Hadge Debuts Songs From Internet MusicalOff-Broadway Songwriter Mike Hadge Debuts Songs From Internet Musical
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

The Internet appears live on stage at New York West Village venue, The Duplex, on Sunday, June 4th as award-winning comedy songwriter Mike Hadge hosts a debut showcase concert for his new musical, MUSICAL DOT COM: A NEW MUSICAL (DOT) COMEDY. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief May 10th, 2017 - THE GOLDEN APPLE at Encores! and More!BWW Morning Brief May 10th, 2017 - THE GOLDEN APPLE at Encores! and More!
by Jessica Khan - May 10, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: The starry Encores! production of THE GOLDEN APPLE begins tonight! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sally Struthers, Erin Dilly and More Party on Opening Night of CLUE: ONSTAGE at Bucks County PlayhousePhoto Flash: Sally Struthers, Erin Dilly and More Party on Opening Night of CLUE: ONSTAGE at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Bucks County Playhouse presents the world premiere production of 'Clue: On Stage,' the outrageous new comedy adapted from the cult classic film. Performances run now through May 20, 2017, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities on May 6 below! Plus, just announced, CLUE will tour North America beginning in the fall of 2018. (more...)

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