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Based on the novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire

Music Theater Works Announces Chicago Professional Premiere of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME and More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2019

Music Theater Works has announced its 2019 season, opening with the Pulitzer Prize-winning HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING (June 8-16), followed by the Chicago professional premiere of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (August 17-25), LERNER AND LOEWE'S GREATEST HITS (October 4-13), and JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT (December 21-31). (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine and Special Guest Patti Murin!
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Jan 21, 2019

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with Broadway alum Ilana Levine, who makes her entrance onto the podcast stage with her new show Little Known Facts. Ilana's unique brand of celebrity interview, 'Podcast Verite,' is unfiltered, raw, honest and uniquely funny. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: January 21-27, 2019
by BWW Special - Jan 21, 2019

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for January 21-27, 2019. (more...)

INDUSTRY: Social Insight Report - January 21st - THE PROM and THE NEW ONE Top Growth For 2nd Consecutive Week
by Alan Henry - Jan 21, 2019

The top growing current Broadway musicals were The Prom (2.55%), The Cher Show (1.42%), King Kong (1.04%), My Fair Lady (1.03%) and Pretty Woman (1.03%). The top growing current Broadway plays were The New One (8.45%), To Kill A Mockingbird (8.09%), Network (7.02%), The Waverly Gallery (3.54%) and The Ferryman (3.16%). (more...)

Windham Theatre Guild Presents AND THEN THERE WERE NONE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2019

Agatha Christie's well-known murder mystery And Then There Were None is the next Main Stage production opening Friday, February 8th at the Burton Leavitt Theater. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret: Lindsay Mendez, Sondheim Unplugged & More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2019

What good is sitting alone in your room this week? If you don't already have plans to see a Broadway show, come out to see your favorite Broadway stars in a cabaret act instead. Highlights this week include: Lindsay Mendez, Sondheim Unplugged, former Broadway kids, and a benefit concert for victims of Hurricane Michael. (more...)

BWW Review: CINDERELLA Enchants at the Kennedy Center
by Benjamin Tomchik - Jan 19, 2019

In an era where everything seemingly gets remade, and usually not for the better, the idea of seeing a Cinderella set during wartime may give you pause - don't let it! (more...)

BWW Interview: Tony Winner and Grammy Nominee Lindsay Mendez on Her Return to 54 Below and WICKED Past
by Paul Smith - Jan 19, 2019

A Broadway show, Tony Award, Grammy nomination and now a return visit to Feinstein's/54 Below, Lindsay Mendez has had a whirlwind of a year. (more...)

First Listen: 'Seasons Of Love' from FOX's RENT; Full Soundtrack Out Feb. 1
by TV News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

Sony Masterworks Broadway announces the release of RENT - ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK OF THE FOX LIVE TELEVISION EVENT, with music from the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical RENT, as performed by cast members, with a live orchestra on stage, during FOX's highly anticipated live broadcast.  Available for preorder now, the soundtrack will be released digitally on Friday, February 1, and as a two-disc CD set on Friday, March 1.  Included with today's preorder and available now to stream and download is the show's classic anthem 'Seasons of Love (Radio Edit)' - listen here.  The live broadcast event airs Sunday, January 27 (8:00-11:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), on FOX. (more...)

Lena Hall to Discuss Audition Techniques at Sheen Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (18 Bleecker Street, at the corner of Elizabeth Street, NYC presents Tony Award winner Lena Hall in 'The Art of the Audition: From Falling Apart to Nailing the Part' live onstage in the Loreto Theater, Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 8PM. (more...)

Damon Johnson to Release New Album, 'Memoirs of an Uprising'
by TV News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

 Today, Double Dragon Records reveals the artwork and release date for Memoirs of an Uprising, the self-produced new album from singer/songwriter/guitarist,  Damon Johnson.  The album is set for release on March 8, 2019 with pre-orders beginning January 25, 2019. Fans who pre-order Memoirs of an Uprising  will receive the album's debut single, “Shivering Shivering,” as an instant grat track.  Orders for a limited edition Red Vinyl pressing of the album can be placed here. (more...)

by Debbie Hall - Jan 18, 2019

Las Vegas headliner Penn Jillette of Penn and Teller will open up his home for an intimate night of entertainment to benefit Aid for AIDS of Nevada. AFAN's 6th Evening of Cabaret returns with Broadway and television star and Strip entertainer John Davidson performing on Jan. 25. (more...)

Jonah Platt Directs Carrie Manolakos in Reading of IRENA by Megan Cavallari & Kait Kerrigan
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

Carrie Manolakos stars in the title role of this first-look benefit performance of IRENA, a new musical by Megan Cavallari (The Game, Hot Shoe Shuffle) and Kait Kerrigan (The Mad Ones, The Bad Years), directed by Jonah Platt (Dog Sees God) at Temple Emanuel Beverly Hills on January 26th (7pm) & 27th (1pm). Proceeds from the event will go toward the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust.1 (more...)

Public Booking For West End MARY POPPINS Begins 28 January
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

Public booking for Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's new production of Mary Poppins will open at 10am GMT on 28 January 2019. The musical, based on the stories of P. L. Travers and the original film, returns to its original West End home at the Prince Edward Theatre after fifteen years. Mary Poppins will begin previews on 23 October 2019 with opening night on 13 November and initially go on sale until 29 March 2020. (more...)

The Barricade Boys Come to Darlington Hippodrome
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

Direct from London's West End and Broadway, The Barricade Boys are back on the road with their sensational and critically acclaimed national tour and will play one night only in Darlington at The Hippodrome on Sunday 5 May. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

Audience members from all around the world have been rushing to experience the unique off Broadway cinematic musical - Wicked CLONE THE CINEMA MUSICAL running at the historic American Theatre of Actors.Wicked Clone The Cinema Musical is an original and immersive blend of live musical theatre and film from 15th century Transylvania to modern-day New York City and beyond - the story of a vampire bitten by a human and injected with the human virus of Inspiration. (more...)

Full Casting Confirmed For ANNIE at The King's
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

Michael Harrison and David Ian have announced full casting for their smash hit production of the musical ANNIE which runs opening at the King's Theatre in Glasgow this spring as part of a UK tour. (more...)

Photo Flash: See New Photos of Sophie Evans and Alice Fearn in WICKED
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

Wicked, the West End and Broadway musical sensation that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is already the thirteenth longest running show in West End history and currently booking for all performances until 30 November 2019 at London's Apollo Victoria Theatre, where it continues an open-ended run. Get a first look at Sophie Evans and Alice Fearn, the show's current Glinda and Elphaba, below! (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Presented by SeatGeek: January 17, 2019
by BWW Special - Jan 17, 2019

Looking to buy last minute tickets to a Broadway show? Don't know what to see? Trying to find a theater? (more...)

Concert Series 'Night Caps' Announced As Part Of MT FEST UK At The Other Palace
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2019

Paul Taylor-Mills has announced Night Caps, an informal late-night concerts series as part of MT Fest UK at The Other Palace. These informal and intimate solo concerts will take place in the Studio nightly throughout the festival, and will be an opportunity to get to know some of the country's eminent musical theatre stars through the songs that shaped them, songs they might never get to sing, and songs from new works. (more...)

Hippodrome Theatre Announces 2019-20 Season - DEAR EVAN HANSEN, THE BAND'S VISIT, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2019

Ron Legler, President of the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, home of the Hippodrome Theatre, has announced the lineup for the new 2019/20 CareFirst® BlueCross BlueShield Hippodrome Broadway Series. The season is anchored by the 2017 and 2018 Tony Award®-winners for "Best Musical" DEAR EVAN HANSEN and THE BAND'S VISIT. Several classic fan favorites will return including season options Wicked and THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, as well as CATS and JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2019

Artists Lounge Live presents WE'VE ONLY JUST BEGUN, HEIDI KETTENRING SINGS KAREN CARPENTER on March 17, at Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, IL, 60069. (more...)

by TV News Desk - Jan 17, 2019

The Pokémon Company International today unveiled an extensive line of products inspired by the highly anticipated movie “POKEMON Detective Pikachu” from Warner Bros. Pictures, Legendary Entertainment, and The Pokémon Company, arriving in theaters on May 10, 2019, in North America. Before the movie, fans can look forward to new Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG) collections, exclusive merchandise from, action figures and interactive plush from Wicked Cool Toys, construction sets from Mattel's Mega Construx brand, and more. (more...)

Our Table: A New Musical, Broadway Is 850 Strong, Max Sheldon, And More Come to Feinstein's/54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2019

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For ANNIE At Storyhouse Starring Anita Dobson
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2019

Michael Harrison and David Ian are delighted to announce full casting for the forthcoming UK tour of their smash hit production of the musical Annie, which is heading to Storyhouse in the spring. (more...)

Bonnie Milligan, Brandon Uranowitz, and More Sing Along with ARTISTS FOR WORLD PEACE ON BROADWAY 8 at The Green Room 42
by Julie Musbach - Jan 17, 2019

Artists for World Peace, a nonprofit organization, will host its 8th annual Broadway event on Sunday, February 17th, at The Green Room 42, 570 10th Avenue, Manhattan, New York. Doors open at 7:45 pm, show begins at 8:30 pm. Dinner is available. (more...)

Zachary Morris Comes to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2019

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents West End star Zachary Morris (Secret Garden, Spring Awakening, Rocky Horror) and international conductor Ben van Tienen (Funny Girl, West Side Story) making their Feinstein's/54 Below debut with Instructions for Dancing, a night of singing and storytelling. In a time filled with so much doubt and unrest, let yourself be transported into their world of acceptance and empowerment, reminding you through their heartfelt stories that we are all good enough as we are. Take a haunting journey through words, music, and consciousness as they cover the songs from Alan Menken and Jerry Herman to Fleetwood Mac and the Magnetic Fields. Mesmerizing and magical, Instructions for Dancing invites you to come and rediscover yourself at Feinstein's/54 Below. Instructions for dancing the album was created by Zach and Ben in 2016 during their time on the Rocky Horror Show and is available for download on all major music retailers. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2019

The Actors' Gang will begin previews for Accidental Death Of An Anarchist, written by Italian playwright and Nobel Prize winner Dario Fo, on Thursday, January 24th with a Pay What You Can first preview. Directed by Will Thomas McFadden, this Wickedly funny satire will run Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, through March 9th. The press opening is Saturday, February 2nd.    (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Lamon's Terms- Gettin' Zazzy with Angie Schworer!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 17, 2019

What happens when one of Broadway's funniest actors decides to interview one of Broadway's funniest actors? You're about to find out, because The Prom star Josh Lamon is getting the 411 from not one, not two, not three... but four of his hilarious co-stars! (more...)

BWW Review: Circle Players' AVENUE Q Ushers in 2019 With Fast-Paced Hilarity
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 17, 2019

For legions of musical theater fans brought up on daily trips to Sesame Street, thanks to the fine folks at Children's Television Workshop, there is quite possibly no show more beloved than Avenue Q - the grown-up version of the kind of programming directed at children in hopes of helping them navigate the vagaries of childhood and adolescence. To be certain, Avenue Q is not for the easily offended or politically conservative, but the Tony Award-winning best musical of the 2004 Broadway season is an ideal outing for anyone with a highly developed sense of humor and a fondness for pushing the envelope, musical theatre-wise. (more...)

Robbie Rozelle's SONGS FROM INSIDE MY LOCKER to Be Recorded Live at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2019

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents the return of Robbie Rozelle in "Songs From Inside My Locker"on Saturday, February 23 and Friday, March 1, 2019 at 9:30pm. (more...)

Alan Menken, Stephen Schwartz to Work on Live-Action HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME for Disney
by TV News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

Disney is set to create a live action musical adaptation of the Victor Hugo novel, HUNCHBACK, according to Deadline. (more...)

Jackie Evancho To Release Broadway Album THE DEBUT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

With her upcoming new album, 'The Debut', multi-platinum recording artist, Jackie Evancho will match her extraordinary voice with one of the most exciting re-emerging genres in popular music today: Broadway's new American Songbook. 'The Debut 'is set for a Spring release. 'The Debut' also marks the coming of age of this now 18 year old. No longer the child prodigy Jackie Evancho has blossomed into one of the greatest vocal talents in the world today. Some even compare her to an emerging Barbra Streisand. (more...)

BETTER THAN THIS, A Musical Revue On The Evolution Of Women In Musicals, Comes to Havana Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

Fabulist Theatre Presents Better Than This: The Evolution of Women in Musicals, based on an idea by Mary Littlejohn, Karen Li, Mandana Namazi & Natalie Schreiber, and written by Mary Littlejohn. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

The highly acclaimed new Australian musical produced by Carmen Pavlovic, CEO of Global Creatures, Muriel's Wedding The Musical, commences in Melbourne in March at Her Majesty's Theatre with previews from March 12 and opening night on March 23. The Sydney season at the Sydney Lyric Theatre commences with previews from June 28 and opening night July 4. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For Farmers Alley Theatre's DOUBT, A PARABLE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

Farmers Alley Theatre will present the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning drama Doubt, a parable this February. Director D. Terry Williams (A Doll's House, Part 2) has assembled an amazing cast headlined by Dwandra Nickole Lampkin (The Christians, The Conviction of Lady Lorraine) as Sister Aloysius and Andy Hoff (TV's Mad Men, Criminal Minds) as Father Flynn. John Patrick Shanley's 90 minute one-act will run February 8-24 at Farmers Alley Theatre, right in the heart of downtown Kalamazoo. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Derek Klena's Solo Debut at Cafe Carlyle
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

Derek Klena made his solo show debut with TodayTix Presents last night at the Cafe Carlyle, with friends Ethan Slater, William Ivey Long, and more cheering him on from the audience. Check out the photos below! (more...)

Amanda Jane Cooper Soars SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Amanda Jane Cooper in Somewhere Over the Rainbow: A Night of Story and Song. (more...)

Photo Credit: Walnut Street Theatre Presents A COMEDY OF TENORS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

Walnut Street Theatre continues its landmark 210th season with the uproarious Ken Ludwig's A COMEDY OF TENORS. Directed by and starring Frank Ferrante, this over-top-top comedy from Tony Winner Ken Ludwig begins previews on January 15th, opens on January 23rd, and runs through March 3rd on the Walnut's Mainstage. (more...)

Broadway Records Announces The Original Soundstage Recording Of Paul Gordon's EMMA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

Broadway Records today announced that Emma (Original Soundstage Recording) will be released digitally on Friday, January 11, 2019 and in stores on Friday, January 25, 2019. The album is currently available for pre-order at, and will be available at the Broadway Records booth at BroadwayCon. (more...)

Actors' Equity Celebrates Fourth Annual National Swing Day!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2019

On Wednesday, January 16, 2019, Actors' Equity Association will recognize the fourth annual "National Swing Day" with a day-long social media celebration.  Under the hashtag #EquityTeamSwing, a host of events will take place on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  (more...)

Carmen Cusack Returns To Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2019

Bright Star Tony Award nominee and star of the upcoming Call Me Madam revival at Encores!, Carmen Cusack returns to Feinstein's/54 Below with a brand new show! Join Carmen for a jazz/R&B/country mash up! Expect songs by female artists she grew up listening and singing along to like Donna Summer, Dolly Parton, Dionne Warwick, Crystal Gayle, Nina Simone, Karen Carpenter, Linda Ronstadt, and Dusty Springfield. She'll even throw in a few ya haven't heard of… It'll be a walk down memory lane for some, and uncharted territory for others, but definitely a retro lounge riot! (more...)

POSTCARD AMERICAN TOWN And RAMONA Launch New York Theatre Barn 12th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2019

New York Theatre Barn's 12th season begins with its signature New Works Series on Monday, February 4th, 2019 with exclusive pre-premieres of the new musicals Postcard American Town and Ramona. (more...)

BWW Feature: AIDA IN CONCERT at Autotron 's Hertogenbosch
by Chantal Kunst - Jan 15, 2019

Na twee uitverkochte edities van Elisabeth in Concert in 2017 en 2018 geeft Stage Entertainment deze zomer aan deze traditie een vervolg met Aida in Concert. Op het festivalterrein van het Autotron in 's-Hertogenbosch is deze bijzondere show van 20 tot en met 30 juni slechts zes keer te zien. Net als bij Elisabeth in Concert zullen de bezoekers van het musicalconcert dezelfde festival-sfeer op en rondom het terrein ervaren. Met de fantastische muziek van Elton John, een cast met alleen maar musicalsterren en een 14-koppig orkest, beleeft het publiek een onvergetelijke avond uit in de open lucht. Albert Verlinde is trots te kunnen melden dat de internationale musicalster Willemijn Verkaik een van de hoofdrollen zal vertolken. (more...)

Photo Flash: 10 Years of Jimmy Awards Alumni Reunite and Sing Duets!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2019

Jimmy Awards® alumni from the previous 10 years reunited for the first ever Jimmy Awards Reunion event yesterday, January 14. Former Jimmy Awards nominees, representing every year of the program, reunited for the celebration which included special duet performances from alumni currently on Broadway and in Touring Broadway shows. Joining the festivities was special guest Patti Murin, currently starring in Broadway's Frozen. (more...)

Stephen Schwartz To Give His First Public Q&A In The UK
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2019

AN EVENING WITH STEPHEN SCHWARTZ, a showcase of the multi-award-winning American lyricist and composer's best loved repertoire, will occur on Sunday 17 February. A drinks and finger buffet will begin at 6pm, with the main event beginning at 7.30pm, including Schwartz's first ever UK panel discussion about his life and work. (more...)

Eden Espinosa, Jessica Hecht, and More to Appear at Williamstown Theatre Festival Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2019

Williamstown Theatre Festival has announced that the annual WTF Gala will include special appearances by Eden Espinosa (WTF's Lempicka, Wicked), Tony Award nominee Jessica Hecht (WTF's The Closet, "Friends"), and 2018 Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Martyna Majok (WTF's Cost of Living). (more...)

Los Angelenos Get Exclusive First Look At IRENA SENDLER: A MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2019

Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills, the Jewish Community Foundation and 3G@LAMOTH present an exclusive first look at the new musical 'Irena Sendler: A Musical,' the inspiring yet little-known story of Polish social worker Irena Sendler, on Saturday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 27, at 1 p.m. at Temple Emanuel. Proceeds benefit Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust. (more...)

Ten Syracuse Area Productions to Look Forward to in 2019
by Natasha Ashley - Jan 15, 2019

Happy New Year to the Syracuse area theater community! We have a new year filled a variety of theatrical productions throughout the greater Syracuse area coming up! We are fortunate to live in an area that has so many talented actors, technicians, and directors as well as dedicated theater companies - not to mention supportive theatergoers. From the local theaters to the Equity tours that come through the area, we are lucky that Syracuse offers many opportunities to experience live theater. Having seen countless productions in this area since I was young and reviewed many shows for the past few years, I thought I would take a moment to share which productions I am most excited about in 2019! (more...)

University of New Mexico Presents SLEEPING BEAUTY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019

The Russian National Ballet will delight with Sleeping Beauty on Wednesday, February 13 at 7:30 pm at Popejoy Hall. Known as a classic tale of good and evil with music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky and choreography by Marius Petipa, the company creates an engaging experience for all ages. (more...)

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