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


Ariana Grande Wants to Play Elphaba in WICKED: 'I Would Do It Tomorrow'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

During the 15-minute episode, the talented duo joined forces on performances of Wicked's 'Loathing', LITTLE SHOP OF HORROR's 'Suddenly Seymour', '10 Minutes Ago' from Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA and the Frank Sinatra classic 'Nothing In Common'. (more...)

Michelle Dowdy Joins Off-Broadway's THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

On Sunday Aug, 20th The Marvelous Wonderettes, currently playing Off-Broadway at Theatre Row, bid adieu to long time cast member Ryann Redmond and original cast member Sally Schwab.  This week the production welcomes two new cast members to Springfield High School. (more...)

North Bay Stage Company's MONSTER BASH Searches for Acts
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

North Bay Stage Company brings their popular classic Monster Bash - The best Halloween themed show in Sonoma County back for a limited run on Oct 27, 28, and 29 at Luther Burbank Center for the Arts and will feature unusual acts, dance and special performances… please see below for more information. (more...)

Julia Murney, Ilana Levine and Nic Rouleau Sign on for BroadwayCon
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

BroadwayCon's Special Guest lineup continues to grow! BroadwayCon has announced Ilana Levine (You're A Good Man Charlie Brown), Julia Murney (Wicked, The Wild Party), and Nic Rouleau (The Book of Mormon, Legally Blonde) have joined the Special Guest lineup for BroadwayCon 2018. (more...)

MISFITS: THE WORST SONG CHOICES BY NYC'S BEST Set for the Beechman
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Combining musical theatre, comedy, and other tongue-in-cheek 'art forms,' Cabarets by J&J and the Laurie Beechman Theatre will present MISFITS! Following on the success of other one-night hit cabarets like 'Shipwrecked,' and 'A Swing... and a Miss!', this tongue-in-cheek show takes a hard look at the glorious art of miscast performers through hilarious stories and song. (more...)

Casts Set for VILLAIN: DeBLANKS This Fall at The Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Upcoming casting has been announced for Brenda Braxton presents Billy Mitchell's Villain: DeBlanks, the uproarious improvisational comedy playing weekly at The Green Room 42 where 'Clue' meets adult 'Mad Libs' and audiences never see the same show twice. (more...)

GODSPELL to Take the Bethel College Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

A powerful and timely musical, Godspell, will kick off the 2017-2018 season through the Bethel College Department of Theatre's Studio Series, a program that provides theatre-making opportunities for students, while offering audiences thought-provoking theatre. Godspell will be performed at the Bethel College Octorium in the Middleton Science Building on the south side of campus. Performances will run from Thursday, September 28th through Saturday September 30th with evening shows at 7:30pm, and a Saturday Matinee at 1pm. (more...)

MADtv to Hit the Stage in THE MAD SHOW in Developmental Run at Theatre Aspen
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Theatre Aspen has announced a partnership with The Wheeler Opera House for the fourth annual Aspen Theatre Festival. The collaboration will support a developmental production of THE MAD SHOW, created from the twisted minds of 'the Usual Gang of Idiots' behind MAD Magazine. Beginning September 12th, the work will culminate in two presentations at the Wheeler Opera House. (more...)

HAMILTON's Mandy Gonzalez to Make Cafe Carlyle Debut This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

The sensational Mandy Gonzalez (Hamilton, Wicked, In the Heights, Madam Secretary) brings her sultry sophistication to Cafe Carlyle in her debut show, Mandy Gonzalez: Fearless!, October 24-November 4.  (more...)

BWW Morning Brief August 22nd, 2017: DESPERATE MEASURES Cast Set, WAITRESS Kicks Off In-Person Rush, and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Aug 22, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news:WAITRESS Kicks Off In-Person Rush, Wicked Tour Welcomes New Stars and More! (more...)

John Henson Hosts New Season of Food Network's HALLOWEEN BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP, 9/25
by TV News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

A new batch of eight terrifyingly-talented bakers from across the country compete to create haunting and spooky sweets on the new season of HALLOWEEN BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP, premiering Monday, September 25th at 9:00pm ET/PT. (more...)

Shakespeare's HAMLET Extends at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

The Old Globe today announced due to popular demand, that William Shakespeare's exhilarating tragedy Hamlet, has now been extended through September 22.  (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...)

Daniel Quadrino, Dave Thomas Brown, Christiana Perrault, and More Join 54 Sings Ingrid Michaelson
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Nicholas Barasch, Dave Thomas Brown, Max Chernin, Kaitlyn Frank, Julia Hines, Peter LaPrade, Natalia Lepore, Jude McCormick, Jennafer Newberry, Christiana Perrault, and Daniel Quadrino have joined the cast of 54 Sings Ingrid Michaelson at Feinstein's/54 Below on Monday, September 4th at 9:30pm. (more...)


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Broadway Grosses From All the Shows for the Week Ending 8/20/2017
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Click below to access all the Broadway grosses from all the shows for the week ending 8/20/2017 in BroadwayWorld's grosses section. (more...)

BWW Interview: Roy Alan on Central Florida's first New Musical Festival
by Kimberly Moy - Aug 21, 2017

The first ever New Musical Festival comes to Orlando this week at Winter Park Playhouse. If you've ever wondered where musicals are born, this is how. With the help of arts organizations like Winter Park Playhouse, musical creators can refine their pieces and use it as a stepping stone towards publication. Orlando is quite the creative place and having a new musical festival fits right in. I took a moment to chat with Roy Alan, who serves as the Artistic Director for Winter Park Playhouse about the festival. (more...)

BWW Feature: BROADWAY UNPLUGGED and fall registration at Orbit Arts Academy
by Justin Cole Adams - Aug 21, 2017

Orbit Arts Academy rounds out a successful summer and starts fall classes. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: August 21-27, 2017
by BWW Special - Aug 21, 2017

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of August 21-27, 2017. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 8/21
by BWW Special - Aug 21, 2017

Welcome to this week's edition of BroadwayWorld's exclusive WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 8/20/2017. (more...)

INDUSTRY: Broadway Social Insight Report August 21, 2017 - WAR PAINT, GROUNDHOG DAY, COME FROM AWAY Top Growth!
by Alan Henry - Aug 21, 2017

This week's top growing musicals were Groundhog Day, Come From Away, The Great Comet, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The top growing plays were 1984, A Dolls House Part 2, and The Play That Goes Wrong. (more...)

WICKED 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...)

BWW Morning Brief August 21st, 2017: Broadway Community Rallies for 2017 Covenant House 'Sleep Out' and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Aug 21, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: over 70 members of the Broadway community will rally tonight for 2017 Covenant House 'Sleep Out!' (more...)

BWW Review: ShakesCar Puts Women Behind THE IRON MASK
by Perry Tannenbaum - Aug 21, 2017

Shakespeare Carolina takes a bold step in their adaptation of Dumas's swashbuckling MAN IN THE IRON MASK, casting two women as the twin brothers who claim the title of Louis XIV. (more...)

A FUNNY THING...FORUM Opens the Walnut's 209th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre opens its landmark 209th season with the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum. Directed by, and starring, Frank Ferrante, with choreography by Michelle Gaudette, this production begins previews on September 5th, opens on September 13th and runs through October 22nd on the Walnut's Mainstage. (more...)

Ophelia's Jump Productions presents THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Ophelia's Jump Productions brings another Shakespearean experience with the hilarious comedy, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)  written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield. Directed by Ophelia's Jump Associate Artistic Director, Caitlin Lopez, the production plays September 22 - October 7, 2017, at the Ophelia's Jump Studio in Upland. (more...)

John Abernathy Return to The Marquee Room 09/21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

This September, John Abernathy will return to the Marquee Room at the Stadium Theatre in a brand new cabaret show 'Give My Regards' featuring the music of Broadway. Backed by Tom LaMark on piano, the show will include songs from 'West Side Story', 'Wicked', 'The Lion King', 'Avenue Q', and many more. (more...)

Eli Cooper, Alex Rathgeber, and John Xintavelonis Join the Cast of THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2017

Producers John Frost and Suzanne Jones today announced additional cast members for the upcoming Australian tour of the world's favourite musical, The Wizard of Oz. (more...)

The WIZARD OF OZ's Yellow Brick Road Will Extend to Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2017

Producers John Frost and Suzanne Jones today announced that the world's favourite musical, The Wizard of Oz, will be coming to Melbourne as part of the upcoming Australian tour. It will play from 15 May 2018 at the Regent Theatre. If you're an Optus customer you can beat the rush for tickets with the Optus Perks pre-sale, along with registered members of the waitlist at wizardofozthemusical.com (more...)

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 8/18/2017
by BWW - Aug 18, 2017

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 8/18/2017. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Comes to Wolverhampton in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Paul Blake, Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Mike Bosner in association with Michael Harrison announced today that the Olivier, Tony and Grammy Award-winning West End and Broadway musical BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL will go on sale next week ahead of performances at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from Tuesday 12 - Saturday 16 June 2018. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Andy Karl Receives GROUNDHOG DAY Portrait at Tony's Di Napoli!
by Jennifer Broski - Aug 18, 2017

The Andy Karl and Groundhog Day portrait is the newest addition to Tony Di Napoli prestigious Broadway Wall of Fame. BroadwayWorld was on hand when the portrait was unveiled and you can check out photos from the special occasion below! (more...)

Lilli Cooper and More Set for Blake Daniel's Laura Marling Concert at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Covering songs from Laura Marling's 6 critically acclaimed albums, Blake Daniel will tell stories of his 10-year relationship with New York in his first solo concert appearance. (more...)

Nominees Announced for the 2017 West End Wilma Awards
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Theatre Blogger West End Wilma has just announced that the fourth annual West End Wilma Awards (this year in association with Free@Last TV Ltd) will take place on Friday 3 November, 2pm at London's Delfont Room (Prince of Wales Theatre).  (more...)

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Presents WHAT THE BUTLER SAW
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

First performed in 1969, this uproarious farce shocked audiences when it was first produced. (more...)

WICKET, A New Dad's Garage Musical, Revises Classic Star Wars Tale
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

In our latest scripted show Wicket, we take the classic Star Wars tale, and retell it from the Ewoks' perspective. Taking the concept of a revisionist history of a classic tale (similar to Wicked telling another side of the story of The Wizard of Oz), Wicket provides a completely new interpretation of what was going on in Star Wars. If you've ever wondered "Where did Ewoks come from?" or "How can they be so cute but also so deadly?" or "How does a primitive teddy bear society have the ability to seamlessly use advanced technology with absolutely no training?" … Wicket will answer all!  Prepare for the cutest, cuddliest and deadliest creatures as they sing and dance to share their story of what was really going on in the Galactic Federation. (more...)

Adelphi University Performing Arts Center Announces 10th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (PAC) is marking its 10th anniversary season featuring the concert version of the beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning RENT by Adelphi graduate Jonathan Larson; multiple Grammy winner Bruce Hornsby; powerhouse Broadway singer and Hamilton star Mandy Gonzalez; star of stage and screen Lucie Arnaz and much more. Tickets are now on sale at the box office or online at pac.adelphi.edu. (more...)

Photo Flash: John Doyle Directs AS YOU LIKE IT at Bay Street Theater Starring Ellen Burstyn, Andre De Shields, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Bay Street Theater has announced their take on AS YOU LIKE IT, by William Shakespeare, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, with original music by Stephen Schwartz, will run from August 8 - September 3. For tickets call the Box Office at 631-725-9500 11 am - show time daily or purchase online at www.baystreet.org. (more...)

For the First Time in Costume! Costumes Revealed for Disney's FROZEN, Performances Begin Tonight in Denver
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

This morning, EW.com debuted the first look at Frozen stars Caissie Levy (Elsa) and Patti Murin (Anna) with Jelani Alladin (Kristoff) and John Riddle (Hans) in two-time Tony and Olivier Award-winning scenic and costume designer Christopher Oram's designs for the production. (more...)

Podcast: West of Broadway Chats with Wendy Rosoff and Will Collyer about SOME LIKE IT HOT Musical, SUGAR in LA 9/24
by West of Broadway - Aug 17, 2017

On this episode of West of Broadway, Lara Scott and Will Armstrong are back from break and sitting down with Musical Theatre Guild members Will Collyer & Wendy Rosoff to discuss this remarkable organization and the work that goes behind producing their one night only musicals. (more...)

Piper Rasmussen's THE WOMAN ILLUSION to Play TNC's Dream Up Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

'The Woman Illusion,' written and directed by Piper Rasmussen, is a playful, Wicked gallery of ways to be a woman, interspersed with parlor magic. (more...)

Get Two-for-One Tickets to 23 Shows During NYC Broadway Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

NYC & Company, New York City's official destination marketing organization, announced NYC Broadway Week tickets are on sale to the public today beginning at 10:30am EST. (more...)

THE DANCE OF DEATH: Ron Sossi Directs Conor McPherson's Visceral Version at Odyssey
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Deliciously dark, relentlessly brutal, fiercely funny. Lizzy Kimball, Darrell Larson and Jeff LeBeau form three points of a treacherous triangle in Conor McPherson's new version of The Dance of Death by August Strindberg. Ron Sossi directs for a Sept. 23 opening at Odyssey Theatre Ensemble. (more...)

Wixen Music AUTHENTIC VOICES FESTIVAL Comes to Pepperdine Center for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

The Wixen Music Authentic Voices Festival presents some of the best of both established and emerging American songwriting talent, including Andrew Bird and Lucinda Williams, over two days at Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre on Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24 from 4 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Food trucks will be on-site to offer snacks and meals. (more...)

Photo Flash: CRT presents the Regional Premiere of NANA'S NAUGHTY KNICKERS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

For the fifth production in their 46th annual summer season, Cortland Repertory Theatre will present the regional premiere of the hysterical comedy Nana's Naughty Knickers written by Katherine DiSavino. Performances will run from August 16 - 26 with evening show times at 7:30. Matinees are available on August 18, 20, 22 and 23 at 2:00 PM. Tickets may be purchased by calling 800-427-6160 or at the CRT Box Office at 24 Port Watson Street in Cortland. Tickets are also available for sale 24 hours a day through the CRT website at www.cortlandrep.org, using the online service ETix. CRT cautions that this is the only approved online ticket service; other online sites charge significantly higher rates for tickets and are NOT approved by CRT. (more...)

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