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Fosse is a three-act musical revue showcasing the choreography of Bob Fosse. After 21 previews, the original Broadway production, conceived and directed by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Ann Reinking and choreographed by Reinking and Chet Walker, opened on January 14, 1999 at the Broadhurst Theatre, where it ran for 1093 performances.



Bad Girls In the News: Players Club of Swarthmore presents CHICAGO, 9/15-30
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

The Players Club of Swarthmore opens its 107th season of award-winning community theater with the Kander, Ebb & Fosse classic musical Chicago Sept. 15-30, for ten performances at 614 Fairview Ave. in Swarthmore.  Set in Chicago during the Roaring Twenties, an era renowned for organized crime, alcohol prohibition and the very best jazz, Anne Marie Scalies directs a razor-sharp show about bad girls behaving badly that will bring sass and brass to the Players Club of Swarthmore stage, along with choreography by Katie Sienkiewicz and Nate Golden, and musical direction by Emily Szal. Buy tickets online atwww.pcstheater.org. (more...)

Original Musical-Burlesque Production From Verlaine & McCann Comes to Seattle
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Verlaine & McCann's annual celebration of wine, beauty, and frivolity is back and on stage in the form of Burlesco DiVino: Wine In Rome, an original musical-burlesque fantasia. Lily Verlaine and Jasper McCann are the Seattle-based producers who bring the city its holiday tradition, Land Of The Sweets: The Burlesque Nutcracker, a spectacle that has earned them national critical-acclaim for their commitment to professional-level classical dance talent and extraordinary production elements in their visual story telling. (more...)

Nancy Anderson and Eddie Korbich Join THE PAJAMA GAME at Arena Stage; Full Company Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the complete company for The Pajama Game directed by Alan Paul in his Arena Stage debut, with music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, and book by George Abbott and Richard Bissell. (more...)

Novato Theater Company to Stage Broadway Classic CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2017

Novato Theater Company continues its 2017-208 season with Chicago, Broadway's longest-running American musical, with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and book by Ebb and Bob Fosse. Set in Prohibition-era Chicago, the musical is based on a 1926 play about actual criminals and their crimes. The story is a satire on corruption in the administration of criminal justice and the concept of the 'celebrity criminal'. Chicago includes memorable songs like 'All that Jazz,' 'When You're Good to Mama,' and 'All I Care About is Love.' (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, September 23- Remembering Bob Fosse
by Stage Tube - Sep 23, 2017

Today we remember Bob Fosse, who passed away on this day in 1987. (more...)

4th Annual Broadway & Ballet HERO Awards to Honor Rachelle Rak, James Whiteside and Michael Campayno
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

HIV Experience Resources Organization (HERO) will present the fourth annual Broadway & Ballet HERO Awards on October 16th at 8pm at Stage 48, 605 West 48th Street. (more...)

New Musical ROAD TO HEAVEN: THE JONATHAN LEE MUSICAL Gets D.C. Reading Before Shanghai Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

China Broadway Entertainment announces its latest original global musical: Road to Heaven: The Jonathan Lee Musical. Adapted from the novel by internationally acclaimed author Li Xiuwen, the original musical will feature music by one of China's most iconic singer-songwriters Jonathan Lee. (more...)

BWW Previews: After Season of Success in Rio de Janeiro, VAMP, O MUSICAL Opens in Sao Paulo
by Claudio Erlichman - Sep 15, 2017

Now in Sao Paulo! The soap opera Vamp, a horror comedy that marked a whole generation in the 1990s and until today is considered cult by the legion of fans it left, was adapted for the theater by Aventura Entretenimento. After a successful season in Rio de Janeiro, the musical debuts on September 15 in Sao Paulo, at Teatro Sergio Cardoso. With conception and general direction by Jorge Fernando and direction by Diego Morais, who directed with Jorge the soap opera Eta Mundo Bom, Vamp, o Musical has in the cast the protagonists of the soap opera, Claudia Ohana and Ney Latorraca. (more...)

Nick Adams, Morgan James, Christine Pedi, Ali Stroker and More Join Abingdon Theatre Company's 25th Anniversary Gala Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company has announced additional casting for their upcoming 25th Anniversary Gala on Monday, October 23 at The Edison Ballroom (240 W. 47th Street). Honoring two-time Tony and Emmy Award winner Bebe Neuwirth (Chicago, Sweet Charity, 'Cheers,' 'Frasier'), the event will feature a special concert performance of the John Kander and Fred Ebb musical revue And The World Goes 'Round. (more...)

David Harrower's KNIVES IN HENS to Make NYC Debut at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

59E59 Theaters will present the NYC premiere of KNIVES IN HENS, written by David Harrower and directed by Paul Takacs. Produced by The Shop, KNIVES IN HENS begins performances on Thursday, October 19 for a limited engagement through Sunday, November 12. Press Opening is Sunday, October 29 at 3:30 PM. (more...)

Mesa Encore Theatre Presents CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017

Mesa Encore Theatre is opening its 81st season with the seductive musical, Chicago! Set in the roaring '20s in Chicago, this sharp-edged satire from Kander and Ebb features a dazzling score that sparked original staging by Bob Fosse. The story, still relevant today, explores how the media manipulates the public's fascination with murderers, turning them into celebrities. The original Broadway production received ten Tony nominations in 1976, and includes songs like "All That Jazz," "Roxie" and "Cell Block Tango" to name a few. (more...)

Gloriana Musical Theatre presents CHICAGO!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2017

Chicago is a universal tale of fame, fortune, and the media machine, presented by Gloriana Musical Theatre. Twelve performances will take place at Eagles Hall in Fort Bragg over three weekends: July 27-August 13. (more...)

Photo Flash: PIPPIN at The Firehouse Theatre
by Kyle Christopher West - Jul 8, 2017

The Firehouse Theatre (2016 BWW Award for Best Theatrical Venue under 500 Seats) in Farmers Branch, TX, unveils their big summer musical of Pippin, by Steven Schwartz and Roger O. Hirson. Pippin was originally directed for the Broadway stage in 1972 by Bob Fosse, and the 2013 Broadway revival earned 4 Tony awards including Best Musical Revival. The Firehouse Theatre will present their summer musical in a Big Top Circus presentation, similar to the style of the Broadway Revival production, including aerial performers, magic tricks, and death defying acts! PIPPIN runs July 19th through August 20th, with show times Wednesday-Saturday at 7:30pm and matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2:30pm. Tickets and more information can be found at www.TheFirehouseTheatre.com or call 972-620-3747. (more...)

BWW Interview: The Circus Comes to Town! PIPPIN's Holland Vavra and Thomas Williams Take Us Under the Big Top
by Natalie de la Garza - Jul 7, 2017

The Tony Award-winning musical PIPPIN comes to the Miller Outdoor Theatre, courtesy of TUTS, for six free performances. (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY, THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, Margaret Atwood and More to Shine at 2018 Glimmerglass Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

The Glimmerglass Festival has released the details of its 2018 schedule. For a second year, the Festival's programming will explore themes of home and country. (more...)

BWW Review: THE LION KING at Hobby Center
by Bryan-Keyth Wilson - Jul 4, 2017

In 1994 Disney's animated feature The Lion King was the cartoon movie that broke barriers and was popular with adults and children. With its textual references to William Shakespeare's HAMLET, this age old tale is one that no one needs to go in depth about. In July of 1997, Julie Taymor along with original cartoon creatives Elton John and Tim Rice debuted a Broadway bound music that was sure to revolutionize storytelling. Now 20 years on the boards this lavish musical continues to inspire, empower and entertain. With authentic and visceral musical arrangements by Lebo M, THE LION KING is a theatrical jewel that gleams brightly representing the essence of the Motherland- Africa. (more...)

BWW Review: Kirsten Childs' THE BUBBLY BLACK GIRL SHEDS HER CHAMELEON SKIN Tackles Racial Identity Issues
by Michael Dale - Jul 31, 2017

Connoisseurs of American musical theatre wishing to make a point about the genre's ability to dramatize even the most unlikely of subjects often cite examples like SWEENEY TODD's vengeful barber on a killing spree or THE PAJAMA GAME's labor/management dispute, but bookwriter/lyricist/composer Kirsten Childs may have topped them all in 2000 when Playwrights Horizons premiered THE BUBBLY BLACK GIRL SHEDS HER CHAMELEON SKIN. (more...)

BWW TV: He Ran Into My Knife! Watch The Latest Fan Compilation of CHICAGO
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 28, 2017

He only had himself to blame! Following the release of similar Broadway super-edits, Chicago has come out with its own. Below, check out a compilation of various performances of a classic line from 'Cell Block Tango'! (more...)

Brandy Norwood to Return to the Cell Block in Broadway's CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Producers of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago have announced that Grammy Award-winner Brandy Norwood will return to Broadway for a special 17-performance only engagement as 'Roxie Hart,' August 17 to 31, 2017 at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St.). (more...)

CLOCKTOWER PLAYERS 2017-18 Season Celebrates the First 40 Years of Amazing!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

The award-winning Clocktower Players, resident theater company of the landmark Irvington Town Hall Theater marked the beginning of its 40th season with a glittering gala on June 9th.  The New York Senate proclaimed it "Clocktower Players Day" and the creative accomplishments, commitment to diversity and dedication to the community were recognized by Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Assemblyman Thomas J. Abinanti, and Greenburg Town supervisor Paul J. Feiner. (more...)

UNC School of the Arts to Present BLACK MAGIC at National Black Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

An award-winning play written by a 2017 graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) will be presented Aug. 1 and 2 at the National Black Theatre Festival (NBTF) in Winston-Salem. (more...)

Up and Coming Theatre Presents SWEET CHARITY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Up and Coming Theatre Company (UAC) presents their fresh view on the classic musical "Sweet Charity". (more...)

Donna McKechnie Will Star in Arena Stage's THE PAJAMA GAME; Season Casting Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces select cast members for upcoming productions as part of the company's 2017/18 programming as single tickets for the full season go on sale. (more...)

The Delray Beach Playhouse presents Its Spectacular 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

???????The historic Delray Beach Playhouse opens its 71st season this October and will present more than 150 performances over the next year, including all-time classics such as Annie Get Your Gun, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, and the World Goes Round featuring the Music of Kander and Ebb. (more...)

Lana Gordon Returns to CHICAGO Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Producers of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago announced today that Lana Gordon will return to the Broadway production in the role of "Velma Kelly" starting tonight, Monday, July 24 at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St.). (more...)

BWW Review: PIPPIN at The Firehouse Theater
by Samuel Weber - Jul 24, 2017

Firehouse Theater once again takes a bite of a huge show with Pippin - and though at time it felt like more than the space was prepared to chew, some great comedic timing and a strong supporting cast make the evening a fun one. (more...)

BWW Interview: Francesco Ricci parla di 'Dante Inferno'
by Francesco Vittorino - Jul 19, 2017

Mi era capitato qualche giorno fa di imbattermi nel trailer di uno spettacolo - firmato da Tiziano Puritani e Francesco Ricci - intitolato "Dante Inferno". Nonostante la scelta del soggetto non mi entusiasmasse particolarmente, avevo deciso di dare un'occhiata e quello che avevo visto non mi era sembrato affatto malaccio. I testi (dal poco che ero riuscito a sentire) facevano la loro porca figura, le musiche erano dotate di un certo spessore e la componete visiva era degna di quella che avevo visto in spettacoli dal budget molto piu alto. (more...)

BWW Interview: Choreographer Anthony Van Laast Talks BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by Marianka Swain - Jul 17, 2017

Choreographer Anthony Van Laast has worked extensively on both stage and screen, from Mamma Mia! and Bombay Dreams to Harry Potter. His latest project, the life action version of Disney's Beauty and the Beast, is now available on DVD, Blu-ray and digital download. (more...)

THE WIZARD OF OZ to Close Stageworks Theatre's 2016-17 Season This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Stageworks Theatre presents its final show of the 2016-2017 season, The Wizard of Oz,by L. Frank Baum, music and lyrics Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg. Directed by Adam Delka the show will run July 28 - August 13, 2017 at The Berry Center. (more...)

Hangar Theatre Announces the World Premiere of DEGAGE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The Hangar Theatre will present the world premiere of Mimi Quillin's play Degage (disengage) from July 20 until July 29, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: Gary Laird - PIPPIN Has Magic To Do at Miller Outdoor Theatre
by Gary Laird - Jul 13, 2017

It's a show business aphorism that the meaning of the musical PIPPIN, first produced on Broadway in 1972, is anybody's guess. I can go along with that. (more...)

The Barn Players at the Arts Asylum Announce 2018 Main Stage Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

The Barn Players are pleased to announce their 2018 season of award-winning shows, and their director selections who will helm each production. (more...)

BWW Previews: THE GRAND/PLAYHOUSE/baby grand 2017 -'18 SEASON
by Greer Firestone - Jul 11, 2017

In late May The Grand/Playhouse Management staged a Preview Party announcing the season in the 3 venues which includes the 300 seat baby grand. Included in the event were announcements regarding The Grand's resident companies: DE Symphony, First State Ballet and OperaDE. (more...)

Robyn Hurder to Step Into Broadway's CHICAGO as 'Roxie' This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Robyn Hurder (Nice Work If You Can Get It, Grease) will take on the role of 'Roxie Hart' in Broadway's record-breaking hit musical CHICAGO from Friday, July 14 through Tuesday, July 18 at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St.). (more...)

Steep Theatre Announces Seventeenth Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Steep Theatre Company is thrilled to announce the programming for its upcoming 17th season, which continues the company's tradition of presenting bold plays from today's most exciting playwrights, brought to life by fearlessly honest ensembles and visionary directors. (more...)

DVR Alert: Brandy Talks Broadway's CHICAGO on NBC's TODAY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

BWW has learned that on Wednesday, August 16th, Grammy Award winner Brandy Norwood will stop by NBC's TODAY during the 9 - 10 am hour to discuss her return to Broadway's CHICAGO. (more...)

Olivia Vadnais and Reed Allen Worth Will Skate Into Pittsburgh CLO in XANADU; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

Pittsburgh CLO has announced the cast of the Pittsburgh premiere of XANADU, October 12-December 17 at the CLO Cabaret. (more...)

City Theatre Company to Paint the Town with CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Come on babe, why don't we paint the town! The City Theatre Company is thrilled to top off its 2017 summer theatre season with the most razzle - dazzling of stage musical greats Chicago, now the longest-running American musical in Broadway history. The production runs August 18th - September 10th at City Theatre Austin. (more...)

I'D ENJOY BEING A GIRL ... ON BROADWAY! at the Colony Theatre this September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

The Colony Theatre in Burbank has announced a four-performance run of I'd Enjoy Being a Girl … On Broadway! from September 14-17. Starring Mark C. Reis, the show is directed by Michele Lynch and features choreography by Lisa Mandel and musical direction by Scott Harlan. (more...)

Ann Reinking Returns to NYC: A Night of BRIGHT LIGHTS AND SHINING STARS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

 The New York City Dance Alliance Foundation (NYCDAF), a forward-thinking charity committed to shaping the future lives and training of young dancers, returns to NYU Skirball Center, October 1, for an eclectic and star-studded gala event to raise funds for college scholarships. With over 200 dancers sharing in $2 Million dollars to attend the colleges of their choice since the Foundation's inception in 2010, NYCDAF's Annual 'Bright Lights Shining Stars' brings together performers and dance educators to further its mission to broaden and advocate for performing arts awareness and training. The evening's presenters include Joel Grey (Cabaret, Chicago, Goodtime Charley), Bebe Neuwirth (Sweet Charity, Chicago) and Patricia Birch (Over Here!)-more appearances to be announced. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Broadway Experience Celebrates 10th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

The Broadway Experience celebrated its 10th Anniversary season with a culminating student performance alongside Broadway professionals this past Sunday, August 20, 2017 at the James & Martha Duffy Performance Space at Mark Morris Dance Center in Brooklyn. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

BANDSTAND Choreographer to Helm THE SONG AND DANCE OF BROADWAY, Starring Willemijn Verkaik, Earl Carpenter and More in Tokyo
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Bandstand Associate Choreographer Mark Stuart will direct and choreograph 'The Song and Dance of Broadway' as part of the World Musical Concert series at the Tokyu Theatre Orb, the largest theater in Tokyo. (more...)

Encounter THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS at The Atlanta Opera This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

The Atlanta Opera's Discoveries series brings Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht's The Seven Deadly Sins to Atlanta for the first time. Brian Clowdus, Artistic Director of Serenbe Playhouse, makes his Atlanta Opera directorial debut. (more...)

Mac-Haydn Theatre to Present End-of-Season Cabaret SING HAPPY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

The Mac-Haydn Theatre (MHT) will be singing the hits of John Kander and Fred Ebb on September 2, 2017 at 12:00PM, at their annual fund-raising event, the End-Of-Season Cabaret, this year titled 'Sing Happy.' (more...)

BWW Review: CANTANDO NA CHUVA (Singin' In The Rain) Gives Brazil a Shower of Joy
by Claudio Erlichman - Aug 17, 2017

Cantando Na Chuva (Singin' in the Rain) is set in the roaring '20s and silent movie stars are the biggest names in the world. Don Lockwood (Jarbas Homem de Mello) has it all, a string of hit films and a studio-engineered romance with the most beautiful actress in town, Lina Lamont  (Claudia Raia). But with the new phenomenon of the talking picture on the way and a chance meeting with Kathy Selden (Bruna Guerin), a talented young chorus girl set to steal his heart, things are about to change for Don and for Hollywood forever. ???????With all the charm, romance, comedy and tinsel town glamour of one of the world's best-loved films, Cantando Na Chuva songs include Good Morning, Make 'em Laugh, Moses Supposes and the legendary Singin' in the Rain. (more...)

Greasepaint Presents THE PAJAMA GAME Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Greasepaint Theatre presents the musical, THE PAJAMA GAME, music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, with book by George Abbott and Richard Bissell. The show runs September 1 through September 10, 2017 at Stagebrush Theatre, 7020 E. 2nd St. in Scottsdale. (more...)

VIDEO: Brandy Norwood Talks Return to CHICAGO: 'Broadway Completely Changed My Life'
by TV News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Grammy Award winner Brandy Norwood stopped by NBC's TODAY to discuss her return to Broadway's CHICAGO in the role of Roxie Hart. 'I love Broadway,' shared the singer. 'It completely changed my life.' Watch the appearance in full below! (more...)

SISTER ACT Concludes the 2017 Music Circus Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

The 67th Music Circus season continues with the feel-good musical comedy Sister Act, featuring an infectious score by Tony and Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken. Based on the hit 1992 film, this musical will fill the round stage with saintly sisters for the first time in Music Circus history. Performances of Sister Act are Tuesday, August 22 through Sunday, August 27 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. (more...)

BWW Review: The "Hart" of Theater Beats for Peregrine's CHICAGO
by Kristen Morale - Aug 10, 2017

When the unconquerable Billy Flynn and the ensemble sing of that "old razzle dazzle," they sing of corruption and deceit - of wicked things turned into truth when presented in just the right light. Under the pretense of being decent in a world of easy exploitation and unremorseful women, Billy's smile is a falsity he doesn't care to hide - his performance as showy as the lights which illuminate the stage. Transforming the lives of the potentially dead murderesses of Chicago into a form of entertainment for the masses is manipulation at its core - it is just one of the reasons Kander and Ebb's Chicago has remained one of our favorite musicals for so long. Now, we can all be grateful for Peregrine Theatre Ensemble's current production of the longest running American musical in Broadway history, happening right in the heart of Provincetown. (more...)

Breaking News: Phillip Boykin, Alysha Deslorieux, Kenita R. Miller and More to Set Sail with Broadway's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Today, producers Ken Davenport and Hunter Arnold announced that Tony Award nominee Phillip Boykin, Alysha Deslorieux, Kenita R. Miller, and Isaac Powell are joining the new Broadway production of Once On This Island, which will play the Circle in the Square Theatre (235 W. 50th street, NYC) this fall. (more...)

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