Theatre Information

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

Get Show News + Discounts

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


BWW Review: THE WIZARD OF OZ at Dutch Apple Dinner Theater
by Rich Mehrenberg - Jun 24, 2018

Through a combination of both some old fashion singing and dancing and modern special effects, the show promises something for everyone. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret: Alan Cumming, Actor Therapy with Lindsay Mendez, Max Chernin & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2018

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: (more...)

JIMMYS BLOG: Meet a Nominee from The Orpheum HSMTAs, Amelia Beckham
by Guest Blogger: Amelia Beckham - Jun 24, 2018

BroadwayWorld is bringing you the inside scoop on this year's Jimmy Awards with student blogger Amelia Beckham- a nominee from Memphis' Orpheum High School Musical Theatre Awards. Earlier this year, she won the title of Best Leading Actress in a Musical for his portrayal of Millie Dillmount in Evangelical Christian School's Thoroughly Modern Millie. (more...)

Transcendence Theatre Company Presents 'Fantastical Family Night'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2018

The award-winning Transcendence Theatre Company, lauded by audiences and critics for its high caliber series of Broadway inspired productions, presents 'Fantastical Family Night,' the second of its 2018 "Broadway Under the Stars' summer series of main stage productions. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch a Recap of Day One of The Broadway Collective's GATHERED Event
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 24, 2018

There are over 35,000 high schools in the United States of America. At every school, there's at least one kid who's obsessed with musical theater, who has memorized every single line of Hamilton, Rent, and Wicked, and who dreams of working on Broadway one day. (more...)

They Got the Beat! Meet the Cast of HEAD OVER HEELS- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Jun 23, 2018

An inspired mash-up of posh and punk, Head Over Heels is an unpredictable, Elizabethan romp about a royal family that must prevent an oracle's prophecy of doom. In order to save their beloved kingdom, the family embarks on an extravagant journey wrought with mistaken identities, jealous lovers, sexual awakening, scandal and self-discovery, where everything (and everyone) is not quite what it seems. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

Panic! At The Disco Release Sixth Studio Album PRAY FOR THE WICKED
by TV News Desk - Jun 22, 2018

Grammy-nominated band Panic! At The Disco today released their anxiously awaited sixth studio album Pray For The Wicked via Fueled By Ramen/DCD2 Records. The album is available digitally HERE and physically HERE. The band also released a new music video for track 'Hey Look Ma, I Made It'. Watch a puppet Brendon Urie navigate music industry success in the video HERE. (more...)

Photo Flash: Kate Burton Stars in THE TEMPEST at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2018

Prospera, the Duchess of Milan, lives in exile on a desert island after being thrown out of power by her Wicked brother. For company, she has only her daughter Miranda, the spirits who are native to the island, and her beloved books. The books are the source of her dark magic, which she uses to lure her enemies to the island so she can exact revenge. But her plot could destroy Miranda's happiness, so Prospera must choose between her own anger and her daughter's future. (more...)

Broadway At The Pierre Announces The WICKED Ozdust Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2018

In an exciting New York hotel first, The Pierre New York, A Taj Hotel announced today The Wicked Ozdust Series, an intimate set of performances leading up to the acclaimed musical's 15th anniversary this fall. (more...)

Bubble Bubble Toil And Trouble: 7th Annual New Works Festival From 3 Girls Theater Company Takes Over Z Below For Eleven Days
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2018

3 Girls Theater Company presents the 2018 edition of its New Works Festival, this year taking place at Z Below in the Mission District. Now in its 7thyear, this year's festival is designed around the theme of "Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble," a line lifted from Shakespeare's MacBeth where three witches acting as prophets not only foretell the future, but then apply all their natural talents, inclinations and cooking skills to make it happen before serving it all up as a nice meal at their new pop-up, Burnham Wood and Dunsinane. (more...)

Bay Area Cabaret Announces Matthew Morrison, Kate Baldwin, Gavin Creel, LaChanze, and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2018

Bay Area Cabaret announces its 15th Anniversary Season of shows, its ninth at the legendary Venetian Room (Fairmont Hotel 950 Mason Street atop Nob Hill). This season's stellar lineup features many performers making their Bay Area Cabaret debuts, as well as the return of several favorites. It kicks off on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 7:00 pm with the San Francisco solo concert debut of Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe award-nominee Matthew Morrison (Glee, Hairspray, South Pacific, Finding Neverland). (more...)

Aaron Tveit to Bring Two Nights of Concerts to Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2018

He might be on his way to Broadway, but come what may Aaron Tveit will make it across the country to entertain Las Vegas audiences. Tveit is scheduled to appear two nights only at the Smith Center this coming September. (more...)

Photo Flash: Kristin Chenoweth Throws The First Pitch And Gets Her Bobblehead
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2018

On Thursday, June 14th, Kristin Chenoweth and her Broadway Bootcamp students and faculty, attended the Tulsa DRILLERS game. (more...)

Broadway Princess Party, Lindsey Mendez and Ryan Scott Oliver, and More Next Week at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2018

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. (more...)

Photo Throwback: Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel Pose in 2003
by Walter McBride - Jun 22, 2018

We're taking you deep into the archives of BroadwayWorld photographer Walter McBride for exclusive flashbacks to Broadway past. Today, check out these shots of Wicked's original leading ladies, Kristin Chenoweth an Idina Menzel, from 2003. (more...)

Celebration Extends CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2018

Celebration Theatre is thrilled to announce that their smash-hit third and final show of its 2017-2018 season, CABARET, is extending through Sunday, August 5 at Celebration Theatre @ the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles (now known as the Kit Kat Klub!). (more...)

BWW Interview: Q&A with Bobby G Award Winners Abby Lehrer and Elisha Horne
by Chris Arneson - Jun 22, 2018

The winners of Colorado's Bobby G Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor (Elisha Horne) and Actress (Abby Lehrer) are currently in New York City as finalists for the National High School Musical Theatre Awards (The Jimmy Awards), which recognizes excellence in high school musical theatre across the nation. The students will make their Broadway debut this Monday, June 25, at the Minskoff Theatre in a ceremony hosted by Broadway star Laura Benanti. (more...)

DANCE CAPTAIN DANCE ATTACK: Ben Dances for the Gods with ONCE ON THIS ISLAND's T. Oliver Reid!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 22, 2018

In the episode below, Ben is feeling the island vibes with the Tony-nominated choreography from Once On This Island, with the help of T. Oliver Reid. Can you keep up? (more...)

BWW Live Will Chat with Taye Diggs on Monday at 1:30PM!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2018

On Monday, June 25, (1:30pm EST) BroadwayWorld's Steve Schonberg is getting up close and personal with star of stage and screen, Taye Diggs! Don't forget to tune in to our official Facebook page to submit your questions live or send us questions in advance on Twitter @BroadwayWorld with #AskTayeBWW. (more...)

Garbage Release 20th Anniversary Reissue Of Their Iconic 1998 Album VERSION 2.0 + US Tour Kicks Off September 29th
by TV News Desk - Jun 22, 2018

Garbage today released the 20th anniversary edition of their legendary second album Version 2.0 via Almo Sounds/UMe. The package features the whole original album, as well as 10 B-sides from the era. The album is available to stream and download starting today HERE. (more...)

THE WIZARD OF OZ Comes to Mercury Players Theatre This Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

Mercury Players Theatre is producing THE WIZARD OF OZ in an original, panto-style adaptation written by Nick Schweitzer from December 16 to December 30.  (more...)

Celebrate Disney's THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME's 22nd Birthday With a Look Back on its Stage Adaptations
by Stephanie Wild - Jun 21, 2018

Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame was released 22 years ago today. The film, based on a novel by Victor Hugo, inspired many stage and screen adaptations. In honor of the movie's birthday, we're taking you on a look back through the history of Hunchback! (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Presented by SeatGeek: June 21, 2018
by BWW Special - Jun 21, 2018

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

Pittsburgh CLO's TTHE FULL MONTY Opens July 6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

Pittsburgh CLO's THE FULL MONTY will take it all off at the Benedum Center this summer July 6 - 15. With a book written by Terrence McNally (Ragtime) and the music/ lyric talents of David Yazbek (The Band's Visit, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Women On The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown), this duo cooks up an aggressive crowd-pleaser that is both highly-entertaining and charmingly uplifting. (more...)

BWW Poll Results: Thank Goodness! Readers Want James Corden's Crosswalk Series to Take on WICKED!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

Earlier this week, star of stage and screen James Corden returned to the London for a Crosswalk the Musical showcasing some of Andrew Lloyd Webber's most memorable compositions, including 'Evita,' 'Phantom of the Opera,' 'Cats' and 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.' Watch the hilarious new edition, featuring Crosswalk veteran Josh Gad, as James' leading lady, here. (more...)

Photo Flash: ALADDIN on Broadway Makes Way for Some Exciting Celebrity Visitors!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

Aladdin on Broadway made way for some star visitors this week as Lea Salonga, Merle Dandridge, and Alex Newell of Broadway's Once on This Island and television star Ty Burrell stopped in for a visit with the good people of Agrabah. Check out behind the scenes photos of the visit below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Desi Oakley of WAITRESS at Bass Performance Hall
by Lorens Portalatin - Jun 21, 2018

(more...)

Music Theatre Wichita Continues Season with GUYS AND DOLLS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

Music Theatre Wichita continues its 2018 Season with a fresh take on the classic musical Guys and Dolls. The second of five locally produced Broadway-scale productions, Guys and Dolls plays June 27-July 1 at the Century II Concert Hall in downtown Wichita, KS. (more...)

Winners Announced For The 2018 WICKED Young Writer Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

THE 2018 Wicked YOUNG WRITER AWARDS, presented in association with the National Literacy Trust, today (Thursday 21 June 2018) announced itswinners during a ceremony involving 117 shortlisted finalists and their families and teachers at London's Apollo Victoria Theatre, home of the award-winning musical Wicked. (more...)

CHRIS & DAVID'S TOP 40 SHOWTUNES YOU'VE (PROBABLY) NEVER HEARD Comes to Davenport's Piano Bar & Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

Terrific but little known musical theatre gems will be given the spotlight in Chris & David's Top 40 Showtunes You've (Probably) Never Heard, performed at Davenport's Piano Bar & Cabaret from July 9-30 on Mondays at 8 PM.  Reservations can be placed at davenportspianobar.com. (more...)

VIDEO: Shoshana Bean Pays Touching 'For Good' Tribute to Winnie Holzman
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

For its 22nd consecutive year, the west coast Actors Fund celebrated the Tony Awards with their Annual Viewing Party. This year's gala honored Wicked's Winnie Holzman with the Julie Harris Award for Artistic Achievement. Watch below as Wicked alum Shoshana Bean celebrates Holzman with a beautiful rendition of 'For Good'. (more...)

Backstage Bite with Katie Lynch: Robin de Jesus Celebrates Pride with Rainbow Meringues!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 21, 2018

In this episode, just in time for NYC Pride, we bring you a star from THE BOYS IN THE BAND, Robin de Jesus! Check out the recipe for Katie's Rainbow Meringues below! (more...)

BWW Review: Transcendence Theatre's 'Broadway Under the Stars' Triumphantly Climbs the 'Stairway to Paradise'
by Christina Mancuso - Jun 21, 2018

'Every Moment Counts' as Director/Choreographer Tony Gonzalez reminds us to embrace the sights and sounds and soak up every second of life as we climb the 'Stairway to Paradise' -- the theme of this year's 'Broadway Under the Stars' by the incomparable Transcendence Theatre Company. (more...)

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Kelsey Theatre for Yardley Players' WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

The whole family will be off to see the Wizard as The Yardley Players present the "The Wizard of Oz" at Mercer County Community College's (MCCC's) Kelsey Theatre. Evening performances of this exciting stage adaptation are: Friday, July 13, and Saturdays, July 14 and 21 at 8 p.m. Matinee performances are at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 15, Saturday, July 21, and Sunday, July 22. (more...)

10 On Tuesday with HAYMARKET'S Bridget Adams-King
by Rachel Weinberg - Jun 20, 2018

Bridget Adams-King is currently taking the stage as Lucy Parsons in Underscore Theatre Company's and The Den Theatre's HAYMARKET. She took some time to reflect on her Chicago theater experiences with 10 On Tuesday. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The West End's Best Come Out For West End Live - MADAGASCAR, Matt Henry, Emma Kingston, Nathan Amzi, Trevor Dion, and Danielle Hope
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

West End's free outdoor performance event West End Live took place this past weekend! Check out photos below of the cast of Madagascar, plus Matt Henry, Emma Kingston, Nathan Amzi, Trevor Dion, and Danielle Hope! (more...)

Broadway Sessions Offers a Sneak Peek at NYMF This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

BROADWAY SESSIONS is described as an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway guest each week. The show is created and hosted by Ben Cameron (Bway Wicked, Aida and Footloose) and features musical director Joshua Stephen Kartes on piano. This Thursday night, June 21st, Broadway Sessions offers it's annual New York Musical Festival Sneak Peek, featuring performances from some of the hottest shows being featured in this yers festival. (more...)

All Heart Returns to DROM To Benefit Jerad Bortz And Steven Skeels
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

After a 5 year hiatus, Heart tribute band, ALL HEART makes a rousing return to DROM to benefit Jerad Bortz and his husband Steven Skeels, who've suffered a terrible car accident, leaving Bortz paralyzed. Lead vocalist, Kathy Deitch and Bortz were fellow cast members in the Broadway production of Wicked, and she's gathered band members Dan Weiner, Jake Ezra, Jon Price and Greg Skaff for a reunion not to be missed. ALL HEART covers tunes from all decades of the Heart canon, from their top ten hits to deep cuts, from Dreamboat Annie to Alone, come rock out for a good cause! (more...)

VIDEO: Mandy Gonzalez Shows Us Around a Week at HAMILTON in Episode Two of the #FearlessSquad Show
by Stage Tube - Jun 20, 2018

Mandy Gonzalez has released the second episode of her YouTube web series, the #FearlessSquad Show. In this episode she takes us inside an eight-show week at Hamilton. (more...)

UK Tour of SOME MOTHER DO 'AVE 'EM Comes to Darlington
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

This is a public health warning: Joe Pasquale is on his way to Darlington to star as Frank Spencer in the current UK tour of Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em which runs at Darlington Hippodrome from Tuesday 3 to Saturday 7 July. (more...)

Darlington Hippodrome Announces ROCK OF AGES Casting, Including Kevin Kennedy and Zoe Birkett
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

Dan Looney, Adam Paulden, Jason Haigh-Ellery, Selladoor Worldwide and Gavin Kalin announce initial casting for the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of the award-winning smash-hit musical Rock Of Ages which will run at Darlington Hippodrome from Monday 8 to Saturday 13 October. (more...)

THE BAND'S VISIT, SPONGEBOB, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, and More to Perform at Broadway in Bryant Park
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

Broadway in Bryant Park will return this summer! The 2018 program will bring the best of Broadway together for free performances for six consecutive weeks from Thursday, July 12 to Thursday, August 16. New Yorkers and visitors to the Big Apple are invited to come at 11 a.m. every Thursday with performances running from 12:30 p.m. EST - 1:30 p.m. EST on the Bryant Park Stage. Hosted by 106.7 LITE FM's on-air personalities, this year's annual presentation of open-air lunch hour performances featuring the best Broadway and Off-Broadway shows will be presented by your local Toyota Dealers, VISIT PHILADELPHIA and FUJIFILM Instax. (more...)

Scoop: Coming to OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network This July
by TV Scoop - Jun 20, 2018

Get all the scoop on Coming to OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network This July (more...)

VIDEO: Check Out A Preview of Kristin Chenoweth on NBC's TRIAL AND ERROR Season Two
by TV News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

Lavinia Peck-Foster is the most powerful woman in East Peck, and if she's guilty of anything, it's being fabulous. And maybe murdering her husband. Season 2 of Trial & Error premieres Thursday, July 19 at 9/8c on NBC. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 6/20/2018
by BWW - Jun 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/20/2018 for San Francisco (more...)

BWW Interview: Kristin Chenoweth Talks Upcoming Concerts, 'Trial & Error' and Giving For Good
by Lauren Van Hemert - Jun 20, 2018

It's been a busy week for Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth. First, she hosted the Banff World Media Festival's Rockie Awards, where she ingeniously sang 'Bring Him Home' accompanied by Robert Greenblatt, Chairman of NBC. Then she hosted the Kristin Chenoweth Broadway Bootcamp in her hometown of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, a cause for good, she couldn't be prouder of. 'If I can be of any inspiration at all to the younger generation and after that and after that and after that, then I feel like I am doing what I'm supposed to do,' she adds. 'And it blesses me, as much as I hope they are blessed.' Chenoweth is preparing for two upcoming concerts in Boone and Asheville and says audiences in Western Carolina can expect to hear an eclectic mix of music. 'I think people can expect a little bit of everything, which with my taste, that seems about right,' she says. 'I'm really living in the world of Don Henley lately, and of course Dolly Parton, that's my favorite, so there will be Don Henley and Dolly Parton, new stuff, not stuff I've done before.' 'I do really enjoy the concert work because I get to sing what I want to sing,' she adds. 'I enjoy taking the audience on a ride.' Chenoweth will be performing at The Schaeffer Center for the Performing Arts on August 4th and at The US Cellular Center in Asheville October 7th. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Antonio - Week of 6/20/2018
by BWW - Jun 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/20/2018 for San Antonio (more...)

Photo Flash: Adam Kaplan, Ben Fankhauser, and More Sing Kelly Clarkson at Highline Ballroom
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

Last night, sixteen Broadway stars were featured in Broadway Sings Kelly Clarkson, the latest concert in the Broadway Sings concert series. The tribute concerts take the music of well-known music icons and create new, unique arrangements and orchestrations by twisting the style to fit the strength of the performer. Previous fifteen concerts have included Adele, Stevie Wonder, Justin Timberlake, and Rihanna. On August 20, the series will continue with Broadway Sings Alanis Morissette. (more...)

Cherry Lane Theatre Will Present An American Sign Language Interpreted Performance Of FIRST LOVE June 26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

Cherry Lane Theatre (Seri Lawrence, Janio Marrero, Co-Artistic Directors) will present a sign-language-interpreted performance of their current production of Charles Mee's FIRST LOVE, directed by Kim Weild, on Tuesday, June 26 at 7pm. (more...)

Review Roundup: Critics Weigh In On JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

Review Roundup: Critics Weigh In On JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM (more...)

 1  2  3  4 … 1,000