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Oriental Theatre- Ford Center for the Performing Arts (Chicago, IL)
24 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL

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


BRAT KIDS CARNIVAL Boogies On Down In Leicester Square
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2018

A fantastic cast are lined up to star in BRAT KIDS CARNIVAL, as it arrives in London for the first time in November! The acclaimed high-octane children's show, headlines the children's live shows in the magical Leicester Square Spiegeltentfrom Saturday 10 November - Sunday 30 December 2018 (more...)

Singer-Songwriter Duo Will & Anthony Nunziata Partner with Susan G. Komen for 2018/2019
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2018

Multitalented twin brother singer-songwriters Will & Anthony Nunziata have officially partnered with one of the nation's leading breast cancer non-profits, Susan G. Komen®. The original song “The Gift Is You” from their soon to be released album Love Alwayswill be used in upcoming campaign videos for the organization in 2018 & 2019. The song was written as a response to their mother's breast cancer diagnosis (today she is in remission) and the brothers debuted the song during two sold out shows at Carnegie Hall with the 90-piece New York Pops. The song will be available on iTunes with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Susan G. Komen. Grammy-winning producer/songwriter Rudy Perez (Christina Aguilera, Gloria Estefan, Ricky Martin) wrote the Spanish version “El Regalo Eres Tu” also featured on the album.   (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 10/19: Inside A VERY WICKED HALLOWEEN, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Oct 19, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: go inside A Very Wicked Halloween, and more! (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth to Join The Tabernacle Choir for Annual Christmas Concerts
by TV News Desk - Oct 19, 2018

Emmy® and Tony® Award winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth will be the featured guest artist and narrator at this year's Christmas concert by The Tabernacle Choir, Orchestra at Temple Square and Bells on Temple Square on December 13, 14 and 15 in the Conference Center. Under the direction of Mack Wilberg, music director of the Choir, and Ryan Murphy, associate music director, Chenoweth is sure to delight audiences this holiday season. (more...)

BC/EFA Begins Fall Fundraising Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2018

Cast members from Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring shows across the country will fill their theatre lobbies, with Broadway Cares' signature red buckets in tow, to begin six weeks of fundraising tonight, Friday, October 19, 2019, for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

BWW Review: A PARADOX OF INSANITY: HAT TRICK THEATRE'S MINDGAME at Ruth Eckerd Hall
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Oct 19, 2018

When describing Hat Trick's brilliantly twisted production of Mindgame, the only thought that came to me as the lights faded to black was "what the" and I word I cannot write in print. The manipulation was so intense, yet you don't realize the emotional roller coaster you were on until the last scene. (more...)

Review: IN ANOTHER ROOM Offers Site-Specific Haunted House Immersive Experiences
by Shari Barrett - Oct 19, 2018

IN ANOTHER ROOM is a site-specific immersive play in which guests will wander the rooms of a purportedly haunted house in Culver City, coming face to face with various souls that have lived and died and suffered tragedy within its walls. After meeting with two hosts, one of whom will take your photo to be sure your soul is clear enough to enter the house without disrupting the spirits there, a ploy of course as the photos will become part of the show later on, guests are invited to knock on the front door for entrance into the evening's adventure. (more...)

Forty Four Productions Announces 'WEST END DOES: CHRISTMAS EP'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2018

Forty Four Productions have announced that at their concerts on December 1st, they will be launching a 'WEST END DOES: CHRISTMAS EP' featuring West End stars: Carrie Hope Fletcher (Heathers), Rob Houchen (Eugenius), Tyrone Huntley (Jesus Christ Superstar), Bradley Jaden (Les Miserables), Rachel John (Hamilton), Rachel Tucker (Wicked) & Laura Tebbutt (School of Rock). All profits from the EP will be going to the fantastic work of Make-A-Wish UK. (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 10/18: THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT Opens, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Oct 18, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: The Lifespan of a Fact officially opens on Broadway, and more! (more...)

Theatre Royal Winchester Programmes Accessible Performances Of Traditional Family Pantomime
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018

This Christmas Theatre Royal Winchester presents a programme of Accessible Performances of traditional family pantomime Beauty and the Beast. (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Presented by SeatGeek: October 18, 2018
by BWW Special - Oct 18, 2018

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

Photo Flash: Get A Glimpse of the Magic at A VERY WICKED HALLOWEEN with Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth, Ariana Grande And More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018

To celebrate 'Wicked's' 15th anniversary on Broadway, NBC will throw a joyous Halloween party for the ages. This televised concert featuring songs from the blockbuster musical hit 'Wicked' will showcase a cavalcade of special guest stars to help celebrate the music and the magic of the show that tells the story of what happened in Oz before Dorothy dropped in.  Check out advance photos from the special below! (more...)

Songwriter Showcase, Midday Cabarets And Final Casting Announced For National Alliance For Musical Theatre's 30th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) is thrilled to announce final casting for the 30th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS along with The Songwriters Showcase and Midday Cabarets. The FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS takes place on Thursday, October 25 and Friday, October 26, 2018 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). Festival events kick off on Monday, October 22 with Thank You, 30! a gala event to celebrate the 30th Annual Festival. (more...)

BWW Review: THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD THRILLS AND DELIGHTS NOW THRU NOV. 11 at 3Below
by Linda Hodges - Oct 18, 2018

Currently playing at San Jose's 3Below, 'The Mystery of Edwin Drood' is at once a dramatic tour-de-force and a Vaudevillian comedic masterpiece that will have you laughing (not to mention cheering and hissing) and leave you thoroughly entertained. Playing now through November 11, it's a grand, must-see show. (more...)

Cynthia Erivo and Shoshana Bean To Headline the Apollo with Holiday Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018

On Monday, December 17, Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award Winner Cynthia Erivo and Billboard #1 recording artist Shoshana Bean star in a one-night-only Holiday Concert Event, Night Divine, at Harlem's World Famous Apollo Theater. (more...)

Broadway's ANASTASIA On Sale Today at the Hobby Center!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018

Mischer Neurosciences at the Hobby Center announces that the individual tickets for the tour of the critically-acclaimed Broadway production of ANASTASIA will go on sale Friday, October 19 at 10:00 a.m. (more...)

Black Button Eyes Productions' Presents EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018

Black Button Eyes Productions concludes its 2018-19 season with the Chicago storefront premiere of EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL, a parody of Sam Raimi's classic Evil Dead horror films, with book and lyrics by George Reinblatt and music by Christopher Bond, Frank Cipolla, Melissa Morris and George Reinblatt. Directed by Producing Artistic Director Ed Rutherford with music direction by Oliver Townsend and choreography by Derek Van Barham, the spooky send-up will play January 11 - February 16, 2019 at Pride Arts Center (The Broadway), 4139 N. Broadway in Chicago. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For UK And Ireland Tour Of LES MISERABLES, Lead By Killian Donnelly
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018

Cameron Mackintosh announced full casting for the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of his acclaimed production of the Boublil and Schonberg musical "LES MISERABLES" playing at Manchester's Palace Theatre from 19 February - 30 March 2019. (more...)

The West End Musical Brunch Launches Winter Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018

The West Ends leading musical theatre stars take centre stage at a series of spectacular brunches The West End Musical Brunch combines all the glitz and glamour of West End theatre into one action packed day of quality entertainment, food and bottomless booze. Produced by themed immersive experience specialist Neighbourhood Events and hosted at secret locations in the heart of theatreland, the West End Musical Brunch is a themed brunch like no other. Tickets start at £20. (more...)

'Yes' Co-stars Jenna Leigh Green And Tim Realbuto Tapped To Be Celebrity Guest Judges At Sketchfest 2018
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018

Original "Sabrina, The Teenage Witch" star Jenna Leigh Green will be one of two celebrity guest judges at this month's BRAGGING RIGHTS improv show, which is taking place on Friday, October 19th at 8:00 PM. This is a special evening as BRAGGING RIGHTS is headlining NYC SKETCHFEST 2018. (more...)

Paul Virides Productions And Evelyn James Productions Present The World Première Of Alex Oates' ALL IN A ROW
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018

Paul Virides Productions and Evelyn James Productions today announce the world premiere of All in a Row renewing their collaboration with writer, Alex Oates and director, Dominic Shaw following their previous production of Silk Road (How to Buy Drugs Online). The production opens at Southwark Playhouse on Monday 18 February, with previews from Thursday 14 February, running until Saturday 9 March. (more...)

The 'West of Broadway' Podcast Welcomes Anne Marie Ketchum, Todd Murray, More
by West of Broadway - Oct 17, 2018

Today we have not 1 not 2 but 3 guests on West of Broadway! Lara and Will start things off with the founding artistic director of the Verdi Chorus Anne Marie Ketchum (http://www.verdichorus.org/). We hop on the phone with Cabaret Legend Todd Murray (https://www.toddmurray.com/) to talk about his two new Christmas songs available on iTunes and Sharon who is manager of ticket sales for the El Capitan Theater (https://elcapitantheatre.com/) shares some valuable insider information about the legendary theater! It's a fun one! Hope you enjoy! (more...)

Caesar Samayoa, Natalie Weiss And More Will Celebrate French Woods At 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, will present 54 Celebrates French Woods on November 18th, 2018, at 9:30pm. (more...)

BWW Review: The Fist Pumping Phenomenon of POP PUNK HIGH at (le) poisson rouge
by Kristen Morale - Oct 17, 2018

You have officially entered pop-punk paradise: a place where the people eat, sleep and breathe the essence of punk culture, channeling their thickly eyelined, rebellious year 2003-selves to walk in the famed footsteps of Avril Lavigne. It is a place where teenage angst and insecurity lend themselves to the formation of the baddest, "punkest" star whom the entire student body respects. This paradise is actually a high school, where the opportunity to rock out like Green day is met with the need to face and understand the person you find yourself to be. The ups and downs of self-discovery are set to a Wicked pop-punk sound in this bizarre and brave musical that is Pop Punk High, now in performances at the West Village's iconic (le) poisson rouge. (more...)

Casting Announced For The World Premiere Of LOOKING FOR CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2018

The Old Globe will expand San Diego's celebration of the holidays with a world premiere American musical about family, faith, and the magic of Christmas. The Globe is delighted to announce the complete cast and creative team for Looking for Christmas, the new Clint Black Christmas musical, inspired by the country music legend's 1995 chart-topping holiday album. With music and lyrics by Clint Black, book by James D. Sasser with Black, based on an idea by Sasser and Black, music supervision and music direction by Matt Hinkley, and directed by Kent Nicholson, Looking for Christmas will run November 11 - December 16, 2018 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Tickets start at $39.00 and are on sale to the general public now. Previews run November 11-19. Opening night is Tuesday, November 20 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

BWW Review: ONE NIGHT WITH... CARRIE HOPE FLETCHER AND JODIE STEELE, Studio 88
by Cindy Marcolina - Oct 17, 2018

Studio 88 launches a new series featuring some of the most well-known stars of London's West End. Coming straight off stages around London, the musical theatre performers jump under the neon lights to sing some of her favourite songs. (more...)

Photo: Idina Menzel Poses With Ariana Grande at A VERY WICKED HALLOWEEN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2018

Last night, Wicked taped its 15th anniversary special, 'A Very Wicked Halloween.' (more...)

Nathan Gardner and More Lead PEACE SONGS at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents "Peace Songs" on November 16th, 2018 at 11:30pm. Come join some of Broadway's brightest stars for an evening of music with a single message: peace. With classic tunes from Cat Stevens and Joni Mitchell, and plenty of contemporary tunes and show tunes mixed in, join us for an evening of positivity and possibility. (more...)

Scoop: NBC Primetime Schedule - 10/15-11/11
by TV Scoop - Oct 16, 2018

Get all the scoop on NBC Primetime Schedule - 10/15-11/11! (more...)

F. Michael Haynie, Storm Lever and More Will Perform The Music & Lyrics of Ben Caplan at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, will present Geeks, Misfits, and Nobodies: The Music of Ben Caplan on November 11th, 2018, at 9:30pm. (more...)

TAM Delivers A Blizzard Of Laughs With THE SANTALAND DIARIES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2018

Theater at Monmouth presents the cult holiday hit, The Santaland Diaries, adapted by Joe Mantello from David Sedaris' best-selling book Holidays on Ice. This modern holiday classic, made famous when it aired on National Public Radio, recounts the tale of Sedaris' stint as a Macy's Department Store elf named "Crumpet." Sedaris' off-kilter, witty, and often sentimental holiday memoir (not suitable for children) will have you laughing into the New Year! (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 10/16: AIN'T TOO PROUD Opens in Toronto, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Oct 16, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Ain't Too Proud opens its pre-Broadway run in Toronto tonight, and more! (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 10/14/18
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2018

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 10/14/2018. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 10/16
by BWW Special - Oct 16, 2018

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 10/14/2018. (more...)

Cast & Design Team Revealed For THE WIZARD OF OZ at The Paramount Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2018

Acclaimed Chicago director Amber Mak dazzled audiences with Paramount's production of Disney's The Little Mermaid. She made kids of all ages believe in Santa again with Elf The Musical. Now she's taking audiences over the rainbow and into another fantastical world with The Wizard of Oz, November 14, 2018-January 6, 2019 at Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in Aurora. Press opening is Saturday, November 17, at 8 p.m. (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth, Idina Menzel & More Gear Up for A VERY WICKED HALLOWEEN!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2018

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, to celebrate Wicked's 15th Anniversary on Broadway this October, NBC will throw a Halloween party for the ages with 'A Very Wicked Halloween: Celebrating 15 Years on Broadway,' airing Monday, October 29 at 10pm ET/PT. This televised concert featuring songs from the blockbuster musical hit, Wicked, will showcase a cavalcade of special guest stars to help celebrate the music and the magic of the show that tells the story of what happened in Oz before Dorothy dropped in. (more...)

BWW Review: Disney's ALADDIN at The Kentucky Center For The Arts
by Taylor Clemons - Oct 16, 2018

As many theatre fans know, Disney isn't short of staged adaptions based on their beloved family films. Starting in the 90s with Beauty and the Beast, Disney has gone on to produce shows such as The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Tarzan, Mary Poppins, Frozen, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Freaky Friday (the later two sadly never made the leap to Broadway), with shows such as The Jungle Book, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, and Hercules currently in development. In 2014 Disney mounted it's Arabian fairy tale Aladdin on Broadway. Now, 4 short years later, Aladdin has embarked on its first national tour, making a two week stop here in Louisville. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Backstage at the BEST IN SHOWS Benefit Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Oct 16, 2018

Last night was the annual Best in Shows benefit concert for the Humane Society. The show featured some of Broadway's best, with special guest appearances by adorable four-legged friends. 2018 Best in Shows, presented by Dorothy and Bill Berloni, also honored Sirius XM radio host Seth Rudetsky. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Adam Kantor, Betsy Wolfe, Ana Gasteyer, and More Perform in BEST IN SHOWS Benefit at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Oct 16, 2018

Last night was the annual Best in Shows benefit concert for the Humane Society. The show featured some of Broadway's best, with special guest appearances by adorable four-legged friends. 2018 Best in Shows, presented by Dorothy and Bill Berloni, also honored Sirius XM radio host Seth Rudetsky. (more...)

BOND 45 to Host #WICKED15 WATCH PARTY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2018

BOND 45 located in the heart of the theater district, in partnership with Tad Wilson (Gettin' The Band Back Together), Bryan Campione (Broadway_Buzz) and Matt DeAngelis (Waitress) will honor the historical musical Wicked with a special night at Broadway's premiere restaurant, bar and nightspot. (more...)

VIDEO: Daphne Rubin-Vega, Mario Lopez, and More Broadway Stars Urge People to Vote With 'Enough Already' Music Video
by Stage Tube - Oct 16, 2018

A music video has been released, featuring many Broadway favorites, urging people to get out and vote. Mario Lopez and Daphne Rubin-Vega lead the performers lending their voices to the song, called Enough Already. (more...)

Yiddish FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Extends Until December 30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2018

The 104-year old National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene's (NYTF) critically-acclaimed Yiddish language production of Fiddler on the Roof, playing at the Museum of Jewish Heritage (MJH), is extending its run through December 30 to meet the high demand for tickets. The unprecedented success of the Yiddish language Fiddler on the Roof has inspired the production, presented with English and Russian supertitles, to be extended four times since its July 4th debut due to sold-out audiences. This is the final extension. (more...)

Girl Be Heard Will Honor Mandy Gonzalez and Sayu Bhojwani at the Gotta Love Girls Gala
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2018

Girl Be Heard, a social justice theatre company that develops, honors and amplifies the voices of young women, will honor two trailblazing women: Mandy Gonzalez, star of Hamilton and In the Heights, and Sayu Bhojwani, founder of New American Leaders, with Girl Be Heard's prestigious Fairy Godmother Award at their fun-filled gala at 26 Bridge Street in DUMBO, Brooklyn on Monday, October 22nd at 6pm. (more...)

Chris Isaak's Holiday Tour Comes To Boulder Theater 11/27
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018

In the course of Chris Isaak's career, he has released nine extraordinary albums, twelve singles, been nominated for two Grammy awards, acted in several motion pictures and starred in his own critically acclaimed TV series. His legendary shows with his longtime band Silvertone have entertained tens of thousands of people for over two decades. Even his hair has its own fan club. And yet, this highly praised herald platinum-selling artist has never released a greatest hits album. (more...)

Tickets For ON YOUR FEET! at Hennepin Go On Sale On Friday
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018

Hennepin Theatre Trust is pleased to announce that the Minneapolis engagement of the hit Broadway musical ON YOUR FEET! - based on the life story of seven-time Grammy-winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, 19-time Grammy-winning producer-musician, entrepreneur Emilion Estefan makes its Minnesota debut at the historic Orpheum Theatre (910 Hennepin Ave.) as part of the of 2018-2019 Bank of America Broadway on Hennepin series Tuesday, Jan. 22 to Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. (more...)

Broadway At The Hobby Center Seeks Female Child Actress for Broadway's WAITRESS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018

WAITRESS, the Tony nominated musical will be premiering at the Hobby Center on January 29 - February 3, 2019 for a limited engagement and is looking for two young girls to perform the role of "Lulu" for the duration of the engagement. (more...)

BWW Review: Unbound Productions Rouses the Dead with WICKED LIT: THE CHIMES AND THE CORPSE
by Ellen Dostal - Oct 15, 2018

For eight of the last ten years, Wicked Lit has created theatre among the dead - quite literally - at Mountain View Mausoleum in Altadena. Three stories adapted from classic literature have been the norm most recently, with a fourth story functioning as a framing device to connect the pieces and bring a sense of camaraderie to the crowd. The result is an exceedingly entertaining evening of indoor-outdoor theatre in one of the spookiest venues in Southern California. (more...)

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Goes On Sale This Week At Dr. Phillips Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018

Tickets will go on sale Friday, October 19, 2018 at 10 a.m. for the Orlando premiere engagement of the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning hit musical Fiddler on the Roof. (more...)

Baked by Melissa Celebrates 15th Anniversary of WICKED on Broadway with Exclusive Cupcake
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018

Baked by Melissa announced they have created an exclusive Wicked cupcake to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the blockbuster musical on Broadway. For every Wicked cupcake sold throughout October, a portion of proceeds will be donated to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and A BroaderWay. (more...)

WICKED CLONE OR HOW TO DEAL WITH THE EVIL Brings Immortal Ball to Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018

How many off Broadway or Broadway shows feature an authentic story from Transylvania with star-actresses born in Transylvania? (more...)

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