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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

Photo Flash: Phoenix Theatre To Present Stephen Schwartz's GODSPELL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2018

Godspell, the first major musical by Wicked composer Stephen Schwartz, has entertained audiences around the world ! At the command of John the Baptist, a small group of ordinary people helps Jesus Christ tell his life's story. Set in the modern day, these disciples spread messages of love and tolerance through a series of musical parables. (more...)

Photo Flash: 5-Star Theatricals Presents the Thousand Oaks Premiere of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2018

5-STAR THEATRICALS (formerly Cabrillo Music Theatre) continues its 2017-2018 season with the Thousand Oaks premiere of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, book by Peter Parnell (based on the Victor Hugo Novel and songs from the Disney film), musical direction by Dan Redfeld, choreography by Michelle Elkin and directed by Misti B. Wills. THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME opens on Friday, April 20, 2017 and runs through Sunday, April 29, 2018 at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks.   (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Sasha Regan's All-Male IOLANTHE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2018

A dynamic all-male cast have been announced for the return of Sasha Regan's most critically acclaimed production, Iolanthe - one of Gilbert and Sullivan's most famous operettas. Check them out in rehearsal below! (more...)

A.C.T. to Present the World-Premiere Musical A WALK ON THE MOON
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2018

Closing out the 2017-18 season, A.C.T. will present the world-premiere musical, A Walk on the Moon (June 6-July 1, 2018),based on the Miramax and Village Roadshow Pictures motion picture of the same name. In the summer of '69, America is on the brink of change. In the cities, crowds are protesting the Vietnam War. In the skies, Apollo 11 is speeding towards the first moon landing. (more...)

The Muny Finds its JERSEY BOYS: Mark Ballas, Bobby Conte Thornton & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2018

After its acclaimed Broadway, touring and international productions, The Muny will be the first theatre in the world to create its own production of Jersey Boys. The Muny announced today the iconic leading quartet will star Emmy-nominated Mark Ballas as Frankie Valli, Bobby Conte Thornton as Bob Gaudio, Nicolas Dromard as Tommy DeVito and Keith Hines as Nick Massi. The fourth production in the theatre's centennial season, Jersey Boysruns July 9 - 16. Jersey Boys is directed and choreographed by Josh Rhodes with music direction by Rick Bertone. Jersey Boys is proudly sponsored by BMO Harris Bank. (more...)

Stars From FROZEN, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, and Many More to Appear at the 32nd Annual Easter Bonnet Competition
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2018

Stars from some of the most popular shows on Broadway, including Angels in America, The Band's Visit, Dear Evan Hansen, Frozen, Hello, Dolly!, The Lion King, Mean Girls, Once on This Island and SpongeBob SquarePants, will make special appearances at the 32nd annual Easter Bonnet Competition on Monday, April 23, at 4:30 pm and Tuesday, April 24, at 2 pm. (more...)

Idina Menzel to Guest Mentor Disney Night on AMERICAN IDOL!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2018

According to Variety, Tony Award-winner and Frozen's Queen Elsa, Idina Menzel will pay a visit to ABC's American Idol as a guest mentor on a Disney-themed night of the show. (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Presented by SeatGeek: April 19, 2018
by BWW Special - Apr 19, 2018

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

Tony Winner Lena Hall Comes to Catalina Bar & Grill
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2018

Chris Isaacson Presents has announced that Tony Award-winning singer and actress Lena Hall will be appearing for one show only at Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood on Thursday, May 17, at 8:30pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the Off-Broadway Premiere of IT CAME FROM BEYOND
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2018

Producers John Lant and Cornell Christianson with ICFB Productions are pleased to announce the Off-Broadway premiere of IT CAME FROM BEYOND, a 1950's sci-fi, musical comedy with book by writer / producer Cornell Christianson, music and lyrics by Stephen M. Schwartz and Norman E. Thalheimer, and directed by Jim Blanchette.  (more...)

WICKED Announces Lottery; Performances Begin Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2018

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for Wicked, which is returning to the Old National Centre with performances from April 25-May 13. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Lo mejor de Geronimo Rauch en video
by Jose German Martinez Paneque - Apr 19, 2018

El proximo martes 24 de abril, Geronimo Rauch presenta en el Teatro Rialto de Madrid su concierto DE BROADWAY A HOLLYWOOD, en el cual hara un recorrido por algunas de las canciones mas miticas del Musical teatral y cinematografico. (more...)

Final Play in 'Seven Deadly Plays' CULT OF LOVE Concludes 10th Anniversary IAMA Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2018

IAMA concludes its 10th anniversary season with the final installment of Leslye Headland's viciously funny "Seven Deadly Plays" cycle: a black comedy that explores the sin of "pride." Annie Tippe directs the world premiere of Cult of Love, a powerful look at one family's feverish clash over who is right - and who is crazy. Previews begin May 18, with the press opening scheduled for Thursday, May 24. Performances will continue through June 24 at Atwater Village Theatre. (more...)

Marilyn Maye, 54 Sings Sara Bareilles, and more Coming Up at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 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...)

BWW Review: Hilarious Touring Production of THE BOOK OF MORMON Packed With Talent
by Frank Benge - Apr 19, 2018

THE BOOK OF MORMON is a satirical musical with book, lyrics, and music by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone. Parker and Stone, the creators of the long running Comedy Central animated series South Park, along with Lopez, the co-composer/co-lyricist of Avenue Q and Frozen, have created a show that simultaneously deconstructs the American musical while paying loving homage to it. THE BOOK OF MORMON is the story of two young Mormon missionaries who are sent to Uganda on their first mission. The only thing the two boys have in common is their naive outlook on life. When they try to spread 'the word' among the locals they discover that religion is the last thing the villagers are concerned about. (more...)

Kerry Ellis announced for Glamis Prom 2018
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Apr 19, 2018

Glamis Proms is delighted to announce the first of the artists taking to thestage for this year's concert featuring The Scottish Pops Orchestra. (more...)

Pleasance Announces 126 More Shows For Fringe Programme
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2018

Today, 126 shows go on sale to join the phenomenal Pleasance programme. With a roster this diverse and exciting, you'll want to spend the whole of August in Edinburgh! (more...)

CSArts-SGV Presents UNPLUGGED WITH SUSAN EGAN May 12 At Pasadena Conservatory Of Music
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2018

???????A night of Broadway awaits as California School of the Arts - San Gabriel Valley's (CSArts-SGV) bright and talented students collaborate with musical theater, television and film star Susan Egan for the school's inaugural fundraising celebration. "Unplugged with Susan Egan" is a cabaret-style show featuring the musical talents of Egan alongside 17 CSArts-SGV students as they perform songs from popular musicals and films including "Little Shop of Horrors," "Wicked" and more. (more...)

The Arvada Center announces 2018 Summer at the Center Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2018

The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities is excited to announce its 2018 Summer at the Center Concert Series, featuring a wide array of critically acclaimed and award-winning artists including Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, Poco, Orleans & Pure Prairie League, The Wailin' Jennys, Los Lonely Boys, and more. (more...)

BWW Review: French Creampuff CENDRILLON Finally Reaches Met with DiDonato
by Richard Sasanow - Apr 18, 2018

The Met's new CENDRILLON is a Cinderella of a production, finally allowing Massenet's take on the classic tale of the girl from the cinders who finds her Prince Charming to reach the Met's stage 119 years after its premiere at the Opera-Comique in Paris. (more...)

Photo Flash: Megan Hilty Returns to Cafe Carlyle with a Brand New Act!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2018

Acclaimed singer/actress Megan Hilty returned to Cafe Carlyle with an all-new show, this week. This time, she's celebrating some of her favorite musical theater composers - Sondheim, Schwartz, Shaiman & Whitman, Jeanine Tesori, Alan Menken, Sara Bareilles, and more. (more...)

Patti Murin Proves That Even Broadway Stars Sometimes Need a Mental Health Day
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2018

Patti Murin, who earned a Drama League nomination earlier today, might be leading one of the most popular shows on Broadway, but even stars need a mental health day occasionally. The Frozen star writes in a recent an Instagram post: (more...)

THE LIGHTNING THIEF: The Percy Jackson Musical National Tour Will Launch In Chicago January 2019
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2018

THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL, an 'electrifying' (Newsday) musical adaption of the New York Times best-selling novel written by Rick Riordan, will launch its national tour in Chicago in January 2019 before heading across the country, with engagements announced in Seattle, Detroit, Charlotte, San Antonio and more. Additional tour cities and casting will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Swift Creek Mill Theatre Presents TOMFOOLERY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2018

A revue of the witty, Wicked and thoroughly twisted world of famed satirical songwriter Tom Lehrer. (more...)

LILI MARLENE Returns To St. Lukes Theater 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2018

Write Act Repertory's Producing Artistic Director John Lant and Producer Tamra Pica are pleased to announce the extension of LILI MARLENE, a new musical about a family's escape from the rising tide of Nazism, with book, music and lyrics by Michael Antin and directed and choreographed by Mark Blowers. (more...)

Triad Stage Presents World Premiere of Southern Noir THE PASSION OF TERESA RAE KING
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2018

Triad Stage's Founding Artistic Director Preston Lane continues to mine the dramatically rich fictional town of Hawboro, North Carolina in this explosive World Premiere drama. Loosely based on Emile Zola's Therese Raquin, Playwright/Director Lane's modern tale focuses on Teresa Rae King, a young woman trapped in a loveless marriage; disappointed by her husband and terrorized by her gorgon mother-in-law, Teresa Rae finally discovers true passion in the arms of Levon, an ex-con. Their plot to free Teresa Rae produces harrowing results pushing them to madness. Sarah Hankins (The Queen's Company) leads the cast of seven -- Melat Ayalew, Patrick M. Ball (Sex with Strangers), Madeline Fox, Beth Glover (Cinderella, Take Me Along), Lorin Kaplan and Stanton Nash (Wicked). (more...)

Windham Theatre Guild's Adult Broadway Chorus Announces Concert 2018 SOME ENCHANTED EVENING
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2018

This year enjoy music from 4 great Broadway shows. The beautiful and sublime musical score of Jekyll and Hyde will be hi-lighted with 'Once Upon A Dream', 'A New Life', 'Someone Like You', 'Facade' and more. Selections chosen from the many great songs of the current Broadway mega-hit Wicked include 'One Short Day', 'The Wizard and I', 'For Good', 'Defying Gravity' and more. (more...)

Kander And Ebb's THE HAPPY TIME Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary at 54 Below Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2018

Kander and Ebb's THE HAPPY TIME: 50TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT will be at Feinstein's/54 Below this Thursday, April 19th, 2018, at 7:00pm. (more...)

Brief 4/18: THE SEAFARER, HEAD OVER HEELS in San Francisco, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Apr 18, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: The Seafarer, starring Matthew Broderick, opens tonight, and Head Over Heels opens its pre-Broadway run in San Francisco tonight! (more...)

On The Spot Celebrates Three-Year Anniversary And Announces Benefit Show For Everytown
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2018

'On The Spot' is the only show in New York City that combines the dulcet tones of cabaret, with frantic hilarity of improv comedy. Weekly guest singers prepare songs and improvisers build a show around them. The results never fail to bring laughs. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Girl Gangs and Backstage Antics with the Backstage Blonde
by Amanda Prahl - Apr 17, 2018

Teale Dvornik is not easy to categorize. On the one hand, she works in one of the least visible jobs in the theatre industry, as a dresser at Wicked on Broadway. On the other hand, she's quickly become one of the rising digital stars of the theatre industry. To her nearly nineteen thousand followers on Instagram, Twitter, and her blog, she's the 'Backstage Blonde,' a unique hybrid of technical-theatre-geek, style expert, and cool-girl-influencer. (more...)

Laura Osnes and the BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY to Bring Magic to Buck's County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2018

In a season where Disney's "Frozen" is heating up the box office on Broadway and an American commoner is preparing to marry an English prince, one of Broadway's most charming princesses, two-time Tony nominee Laura Osnes ("Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella" on Broadway) is bringing her own Princess Party to Bucks County Playhouse. The concert is being presented in New Hope as part of the Bucks County Playhouse Visiting Artist Series. (more...)

Cher, Cher, Cher Everywhere! Meet the Leading Ladies of Broadway-Bound THE CHER SHOW!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2018

Alongside Tony Award nominee Stephanie J. Block (Falsettos, The Mystery of Edwin Drood), The Cher Show will star Teal Wicks (Wicked, Finding Neverland), and Micaela Diamond (Broadway debut) in the role of the iconic singer and actress at various times in her life and career. Get to know the three leading ladies with some of their past performances below! (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Highlights of Sutton Foster, Leslie Odom Jr., Stephanie J. Block, & Andrew Rannells in Concert Coming Soon to PBS
by TV News Desk - Apr 17, 2018

Stars in Concert was filmed over four nights at The Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Each episode will air nationwide on PBS in four hour-long episodes on consecutive Fridays, starting with Sutton Foster on April 20, Leslie Odom Jr. on April 27, Stephanie J. Block on May 4, and concluding with Andrew Rannells on May 11. Select episodes will also be available on BroadwayHD. (more...)

Kansas City's New Opera Company To Perform Bon Operatit
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2018

Established to perform intimate and unique opera performances, Opera180 is launching its 2018 season with the highly interactive production of Bon Operatit. Performing at the Squeezebox Theatre on April 27-29, this exciting event will consist of three parts including composer Lee Hoiby's Bon Appetit based on Julia Child, a cooking demonstration by a local KC chef, and Jennifer Jolley's Krispy Kremes and Butter Queens inspired by the colorful Paula Deen. (more...)

Chalfant, Corman, Davis, Robins & Testa Join Rotating Cast of Royal Family Productions' WOMEN ON FIRE: Stories From The Frontlines
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2018

Royal Family Productions, a non-profit theatre company known for its innovative productions and development of new original work, presented a benefit staging of an original series of monologues entitled WOMEN ON FIRE: Stories from the Frontlines, written, curated, and directed by Royal Family artistic director Chris Henry from stories told to her by a group of anonymous women, with choreography from Lorna Ventura. (more...)

Photo Flash: Stars Shine at FROM BROADWAY WITH LOVE Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2018

Following the tragic events that took place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14, the Broadway community united with many of the inspiring and world-changing MSD students to perform From Broadway With Love. Check out the photos below! (more...)

Transcendence Theatre Company Announces 2018 'Broadway Under The Stars'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2018

The award-winning Transcendence Theatre Company, lauded by audiences and critics for its high caliber series of Broadway inspired productions, announces its 2018 "Broadway Under the Stars." The summer series of main stage productions will be presented June 15 to Sept. 9, 2018 at the unique, open-air venue of the historic winery in Jack London State Historic Park, 2400 London Ranch Road, Glen Ellen in Sonoma County, California. (more...)

VIDEO: Lea Michele Duets 'Defying Gravity' With AMERICAN IDOL Contestant Ada Vox
by Stage Tube - Apr 17, 2018

On last night's Celebrity Duets episode of American Idol, Lea Michele appeared to sing a duet version of Defying Gravity from Wicked with contestant Ada Vox. (more...)

BWW Interview: Sammy Ferber is Mark in RENT 20th Anniversary Tour
by Heidi Scheuermann - Apr 17, 2018

This week is going to be great! Do you know why? It's because the 20th Anniversary tour of one of the best modern musicals is headed to the Saenger tonight! RENT, written by Jonathan Larson, follows a group of artists as they face life living in East Village as they deal with love and loss at the height of the AIDS epidemic. It's a story that teaches audience how to live their life in the present because tomorrow isn't guaranteed. What a lesson! (more...)

BREAKING: Teal Wicks, Micaela Diamond, and More Will Star Alongside Stephanie J. Block in THE CHER SHOW; Full Cast Set
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2018

Broadway In Chicago and Producers Flody Suarez and Jeffrey Seller announced today complete casting for the Pre-Broadway Premiere of the new musical The Cher Show at Broadway In Chicago's Oriental Theatre. (more...)

Peter Bartlett, Reed Birney, Lisa O'Hare, Tony Roach, Don Stephenson, Lenny Wolpe And More Will Star In Project Shaw's THE DOCTOR'S DILEMMA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2018

Gingold Theatrical Group (David Staller, Artistic Director) is proud to announce the next presentation of the 13th Season of Project Shaw, a special series of evenings offering some of Shaw's greatest works and those of his contemporaries, presented monthly at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2537 Broadway at 95th Street).  (more...)

Madeleine Peyroux Readies New Album ANTHEM For August 31 Release + Sets U.S. Tour
by TV News Desk - Apr 17, 2018

A compelling storyteller's voice shines through on Madeleine Peyroux's confident 'Anthem', out August 31st (UMG). The lyrics are smart, witty and darkly hopeful, and Peyroux's characters and settings are so vividly drawn, it's as if a series of short films have come alive through song. Peyroux's cinematic storytelling is utterly engaging, enhanced by the spot-on accompaniment that complements each track — the mischievous harmonica on 'ASunday Afternoon', the Wicked guitar on 'Down on Me', the pace of the understated 'Anthem' (a Leonard Cohen cover,) and the sly, delightful 'Honey Party'. (more...)

The Two Man Travelling Medicine Show to Release New Album A SNAKE'S A SNAKE June 8
by TV News Desk - Apr 17, 2018

From the darkest corner of rural Dorset, England comes The Two Man Travelling Medicine Show. Heartfelt, ramshackle, Country Punk. Formed in 2016 in the tiny village of Witchampton these 8 musicians put the words of local poet James Lynch to music. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: April 16-22, 2018
by BWW Special - Apr 16, 2018

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for April 16-22, 2018 (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 4/15/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2018

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 4/15/2018. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 4/16
by BWW Special - Apr 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 4/15/2018. (more...)

David Burnham Announces One Night Only at Catalina Bar & Grill
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2018

???????David Burnham will entertain his audience with tales from the Great White Way and beyond singing favorite tunes from Broadway and the American Songbook. Featuring songs from Wicked, Jersey Boys, Cabaret, Chicago, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The King And I, Guys and Dolls, and more. Musical direction is by Mark Vogel.  (more...)

I, TONYA, BAYWATCH, & More Coming to Hulu This May
by TV News Desk - Apr 16, 2018

Hulu has released an extensive list of titles coming to the streaming giant this May including I, Tonya, Baywatch, & more! Here's what is coming to Hulu for May: (more...)

Idina Menzel to Perform at Gala Honoring Joe Biden
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2018

The National Museum of American Jewish History is pleased to announce that Vice President Joe Biden will be honored at the Museum's annual Only in America Gala on April 24, 2018, to be held at The Bellevue Philadelphia. The gala will pay tribute to this son of Pennsylvania's work to support and embrace the American Jewish community and the freedoms to which Americans of all backgrounds aspire. (more...)

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