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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


BWW's On This Day - August 18, 2018
by - Aug 18, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 18 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

PIPPIN Comes to Lakewood Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2018

Lakewood Theatre Company continues its 66th season with the extraordinarily timeless tale of Pippin from composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell). Directed by Paul Angelo with musical direction by Valery Saul and choreography by Erin Shannon, this musical questions the choices we make in life that lead us to happiness. Pippin first premiered on Broadway in 1972, with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by Roger O. Hirson. The original production featured choreography and direction by Bob Fosse, who won Tony awards for both categories in 1973. Lakewood Theatre Company's production opens September 7 and runs through October 14, 2018 on the Headlee Mainstage at Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State Street in Lake Oswego. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 8/18/2018
by - Aug 18, 2018

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 8/18/2018. (more...)

John Treacy Egan and More Complete Cast of Missouri Professional Premiere of A COMEDY OF TENORS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2018

Casting is now complete for the Missouri Professional Premiere of the fast-paced, over-the-top farce A Comedy of Tenors, playing from September 1 - September 9. A Comedy of Tenors will be directed by HARRY BOUVY (The Lyceum's 1776 and A Christmas Carol, 2016). (more...)

BWW Interview: Kerry Ellis Discusses Her Live At Zedel Residency
by Fiona Scott - Aug 17, 2018

Kerry speaks to BWW about Wicked, the fragile nature of the theatre industry and her upcoming three week residency at Live at Zedel in September. (more...)

Australian Theatre Company & Skylight Bring SWANSONG To Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2018

Pulled from the streets of 1960's Ireland, this gritty monodrama tells the story of Austin "Occi" Byrne, abused and isolated, violent and vulnerable, flawed and searching for redemption. This is theatre that doesn't settle for easy answers. (more...)

Video: Watch the Trailer for THE OATH, a Political Comedy Starring Ike Barinholtz and Tiffany Haddish
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 17, 2018

Watch the trailer for THE OATH, from the producers of GET OUT & BLACKkKLANSMAN, a raw and riotous political comedy for divisive times starring Ike Barinholtz and Tiffany Haddish. (more...)

Alice Lee, Carly Sakolove, and More Star in PORN AWARDS: THE MUSICAL!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2018

Max Ziegfeld's Porn Awards: The Musical!, welcoming you to The 69th Annual Golden Dick Awards, will hit Rockwell: Table & Stage Aug. 27 at 8 PM. (more...)

Michael Mott and Friends Return to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2018

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, welcomes back musical theatre composer/ lyricist, Michael Mott in Michael Mott & Friends on Friday, September 7 at 9:30 pm. Mott was last seen at Feinstein's/ 54 Below with a two night sold out concert run of his original musical, In The Light. (more...)

Queen Of Clean Kim Woodburn To Star In SNOW WHITE At Liverpool Epstein Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2018

The cast of this year's Christmas panto from LHK Productions will certainly scrub up well as producers today announce that The Queen of Clean, How Clean is Your House? star Kim Woodburn will appear as the Wicked Queen in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Will Return To Tulsa This January
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2018

Celebrity Attractions and the Tulsa Performing Arts Center Trust announce the National Broadway Tour of THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, will return to the Tulsa Performing Arts Center for a limited engagement of only eight performances January 8-13. THE BOOK OF MORMON is a special add-on production to the Celebrity Attractions' 35th Anniversary 2018-2019 Broadway Season. Season subscribers receive priority ticket opportunities to all shows, so to be first in line to THE BOOK OF MORMON, become a season subscriber. (more...)

Broaadway's Shoshana Bean To Perform In Las Vegas At The Space
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2018

Shoshana Bean, the Broadway veteran and very first replacement for Elphaba, the green-skinned witch, in Wicked, brings her powerhouse vocals to The Space. Bean will perform two concerts on Oct. 25 and 26 at the performance venue just west of the Las Vegas Strip that's known for intimate and unexpected experiences. Tickets go on sale Friday, Aug. 17. (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Presented by SeatGeek: August 16, 2018
by BWW Special - Aug 16, 2018

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

BWW's On This Day - August 16, 2018
by - Aug 16, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 16 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Broadway's Leslie Becker Is Featured Songwriter In Free Concert In Times Square
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2018

On Tuesday, August 28, Times Square Market will be filled with the original music of Broadway singer and Billboard Artist Leslie Becker. The free concert is part of the Broadway Buskers Concert series created and hosted by Ben Cameron, which features original music from Broadway talent. (more...)

Bistro Winning-Carole Demas & Sarah Rice Star In Expanded Version Of THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2018

This year, a living legend of musical theatre turns 90: Lyricist-bookwriter Tom Jones (who also, under a stage name) appeared in the original company of his most famous and wildly successful record-breaking musical, The Fantasticks. His collaborator, composer Harvey Schmidt, just recently passed away. The production's record-breaking run closed, on January 13, 2002, after 17,162 performances. Their shows also include 110 in the Shade, I Do! I Do!, Philemon, Celebration and many more. And celebration is what it's about when Broadway veterans Carole Demas, who originated the role of Sandy in Grease, and Sarah Rice, who originated the role of Johanna in Sweeney Todd, return to celebrate Jones & Schmidt. Demas and Rice have based the show on their 50 years of work and personal relationships with Tom and Harvey. With very special guest Broadway's Hal Robinson who is also a Fantasticks alumni. (more...)

It's Showtime! Alex Brightman and Sophia Anne Caruso to Lead Pre-Broadway Tryout of BEETLEJUICE
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 16, 2018

It was announced today that Tony Award nominee Alex Brightman (School of Rock) will star as 'Beetlejuice' and two-time Lortel Award nominee Sophia Anne Caruso (Lazarus) will star as 'Lydia' in the world premiere Pre-Broadway engagement of the new musical comedy Beetlejuice. (more...)

Rachel Potter, Marty Thomas, and More Join ON THE SPOT At The Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2018

On The Spot, an 'always new' musical comedy show, premieres Sunday September 2, 2018 at THE GREEN ROOM 42 at 9:30PM.  Running Off-Broadway every week since 2015, the show is thrilled to make its debut at New York's most exciting new performance destination.  (more...)

BWW Review: I WISH MY LIFE WERE LIKE A MUSICAL, Live At Zedel
by Fiona Scott - Aug 16, 2018

Don't we all secretly wish life was more like a musical? There's more to it than one might think. Alexander Bermange's hysterical and heartwarming revue I Wish My Life Were Like A Musical returns to Live at Zedel and examines the life of the musical theatre actor, directed by Derek Bond. (more...)

Wicked Lit Announces Major Changes To Format
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2018

Unbound Productions Executive Director Jonathan Josephson and Artistic Director Paul Millet have announced the details for Wicked Lit: The Chimes and The Corpse, the company's 10th annual immersive theatre event that will for the 9th consecutive year take place at Mountain View Mausoleum in Altadena, California. (more...)

CMT Greenlights RACING WIVES and Renews MUSIC CITY
by TV News Desk - Aug 15, 2018

 Fresh off its best year since 2014, CMT today announced a series order for “Racing Wives”. The eight-episode, hour-long unscripted series from Executive Producer Jenny Daly and T Group Productions follows the never-before-seen private lives of captivating women who are married to world famous race car drivers. CMT has also renewed “Music City,” hit docuseries from “The Hills” creator Adam DiVello and Lionsgate, for a ten-episode second season. Both shows will premiere early next year. (more...)

Kevin Yee's Comedy Special Is Now On Hulu
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2018

Kevin Yee's first hour comedy special is now streaming on Hulu! An original Broadway cast member of Mary Poppins, Kevin has also been seen on tours of Wicked and MAMMA MIA! as well as a season at The Stratford Shakespeare Festival. He has been featured on 2 DOPE QUEENS (WNYC) and THE GONG SHOW (ABC), and recently told a story at THE MOTH MAINSTAGE. (more...)

Little Door Theatre Presents First Ever Theatre For Young Audiences Fairytales
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2018

This Summer, Little Door Theatre will be offering three shows as a part of our Summer 2018 Theatre for Young Audiences Series! These shows will be for kids of all ages, and will include pre-show activities, interactive theatrical experiences, and post show meet and greets with the characters! (more...)

CMT Revs Up Programming Slate with Series Greenlight and Season Renewal
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2018

CMT Revs Up Programming Slate with Series Greenlight and Season Renewal (more...)

Devin Ilaw and Jonah Platt Complete Cast of Starring Buffalo's THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2018

Broadway's Devin Ilaw (Les Miserables, Miss Siagon) and Jonah Platt (Wicked, Jesus Christ Superstar Live) will complete the cast of Starring Buffalo's upcoming concerts of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME. They play Clopin and Captain Phoebus, respectively, and join previously announced visiting artists Alex Wyse (Spring Awakening, Lysistrata Jones) as Quasimodo, and Dan'yelle Williamson (Memphis, Rocky The Musical) as Esmeralda. Noted Buffalo vocalist and conductor Keith Ersing plays Frollo, and all will be joined by a company of star Buffalo actors including Leah Berst, Charmagne Chi, Arianne Davidow, Matthew Iwanski-Jackson, Dudney Joseph, Ben Michael Moran, Katy Miner, Raphael Santos. (more...)

The Kinks To Release 'The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society 50th Anniversary Edition Set' 10/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2018

The Kinks will release a 50th Anniversary Edition of one of the greatest British rock albums of all time 'The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society' on BMG October 26th.un (more...)

Celebration Extends CABARET for Third and Final Time
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2018

Celebration Theatre announces that the third and final show in its 2017-2018 season, the smash-hit, critically acclaimed production of CABARET (more...)

ON YOUR FEET! Tours to San Jose
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2018

Broadway San Jose, a Nederlander Presentation, is pleased to announce that 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 Emilio Estefan-will perform at San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts (255 S. Almaden Blvd.) (more...)

Carrie St. Louis Joins Isaac Sutton For Celebration Of Broadway At Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2018

International theater and concert headliner ISAAC SUTTON and Broadway Star CARRIE ST. LOUIS (Kinky Boots, Wicked and Rock of Ages) will join forces at Feinstein's/54 Below for a unique celebration of Broadway. (more...)

Cynthia Nixon, Laura Benanti & More Join Line-Up for BROADWAY BLUE WAVE FOR NEW YORK Resistance Concert
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2018

On Sunday, August 26th, Theatre, Film and TV stars will join Broadway Blue Wave For New York, a musical political concert of songs and speeches, illuminating how vital the upcoming September 13th Primary is to building a progressive New York and to resisting the current administration in the White House. The evening, directed by Tony nominee Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812), music directed by Drama Desk winner Mary-Mitchell Campbell (Mean Girls), and written by Harris Doran (Beauty Mark), will feature music and political insight to inspire New Yorkers to resist with the best tool they have: their VOTE. (more...)

Bid Now to Win A Meet and Greet with Kristin Chenoweth
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2018

This is the opportunity for see Kristin Chenoweth at an upcoming performance with 2 VIP meet and greets. (more...)

Broadway & TV Star Megan Hilty to Perform in Concert with Utah Valley Symphony
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2018

Megan Hilty may epitomize the image of a blonde bombshell, but she's also bringing her blockbuster Broadway talent and powerhouse vocals to SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre Saturday, Sept. 1, accompanied by the Utah Valley Symphony. (more...)

Lesli Margherita, Jenna Leigh Green, and More Join 54 Sings P!nk
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2018

Lesli Margherita (Matilda, Dames at Sea), Jenna Leigh Green (Wicked, "Sabrina the Teenage Witch"), Kristy Cates (Wicked, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory), Celia Gooding (Jagged Little Pill), Carly Ozard ("Midler on the Roof"), Sarah Beth Pfeifer (The Lightning Thief), Ben Roseberry (The Lion King, A Gentleman's Guide…), and Lianah Sta. Ana (Miss Saigon) have joined the cast of 54 SINGS P!NK at Feinstein's/54 Below, Sunday, August 19th, 2018, at 7:00PM & 9:30PM. (more...)

Broadway Will Sing For Immigration Equality at the Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2018

Performers from 10 currently running Broadway shows come together on Monday, September 10th at the Green Room 42 for BROADWAY SINGS FOR IMMIGRATION EQUALITY, a powerful evening of live music and comedy to benefit Immigration Equality, our nation's leading LGBTQ immigrant rights organization! (more...)

Vanessa Williams Opens MPAC's 24th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2018

???????Vanessa Williams, one of the most respected and multi-faceted performers in entertainment today, performs at Mayo Performing Arts Center on Friday, September 14 at 8 pm. Tickets for MPAC's Opening Night celebration are $49-$99. (more...)

The Growing Stage Announces 37th Main Stage Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2018

The Growing Stage - The Children's Theatre of New Jersey, located in the Historic Palace Theatre on Route 183 in Netcong, New Jersey presents its 2018 - 2019 Main Stage Season (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway Dreams Celebrates Ten Years Of Programming At The Kimmel Center For Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2018

For the tenth consecutive year, Broadway Dreams will partner with the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts for the return of their annual Summer Intensive, August 4 - August 12, 2018. Lead by an all-star roster of Broadway's brightest stars and industry professionals, Philadelphia's rising stars will participate in a week-long intensive focusing on acting, vocal performance and dance. The week will culminate in two public performances of THE HITS: Reimagined, a unique Broadway-style cabaret featuring Philadelphia-area students performing alongside their Broadway idols. (more...)

Photo Flash: Moonlight Stage Productions Presents THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2018

Moonlight Stage Productions presents THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, the epic musical retelling of Victor Hugo's novel about love, passion, and hope. (more...)

Broadway Under The Stars Gala Celebration Announced at Transcendence Theatre Co.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2018

The award-winning Transcendence Theatre Company, lauded by audiences and critics for its high caliber series of Broadway inspired concerts, presents 'Gala Celebration,' an exhilarating musical spectacular and fundraising event closing the 2018 "Broadway Under the Stars' summer series. Starring veteran performers from Broadway and national touring productions, 'Gala Celebration' is presented Sept. 7 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, CA. (more...)

Skylight Music Theatre Announces Cast & Creative Team For PIPPIN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2018

Skylight Music Theatre Artistic Director Ray Jivoff announced the cast and creative team for Pippin, running September 21 through October 7 in Skylight's beautiful Cabot Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway, in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward. (more...)

Jennifer Dinoia And Michael Campayno Reunite at Broadway At The Pierre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2018

Elphaba and Fiyero are back together again! The Pierre New York, A Taj Hotel is delighted to announce that former cast members Jennifer DiNoia and Michael Campayno will reunite for one night only as part of The Wicked Ozdust Series, an intimate set of performances leading up to the acclaimed musical's upcoming 15th anniversary. (more...)

Broadway Star and Emmy Winner Mandy Patinkin Comes to The Oshman Family JCC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2018

The Oshman Family JCC presents Broadway legend and Emmy Award-winning actor/singer Mandy Patinkin in Concert: Diaries 2018. (more...)

Joel Grey's Yiddish FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Eyes Broadway Transfer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2018

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene's Yiddish language Fiddler on the Roof has become one of the hottest tickets of the summer, with its run at the Museum of Jewish Heritage just extended through October 25th. But the tradition might endure beyond October... (more...)

VIDEO: Tuesday Blues? Watch My Little Ponies Defy Gravity
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2018

As the summer months wane and vacations come to an end, take a break from the humdrum for a musical theatre laugh. These two My Little Ponies are belting it out Broadway style with the classic Wicked anthem 'Defying Gravity'. (more...)

Scoop: Upcoming Programming on Travel Channel - 8/27-9/8
by TV Scoop - Aug 14, 2018

Get all the scoop on Upcoming Programming on Travel Channel, airing on NBC on Monday, August 27, 2018! (more...)

Timothy McCuen Piggee & Cynthia Jones To Star As Daddy Warbucks & Miss Hannigan In 5th Avenue's ANNIE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2018

Leaping lizards! The 5th Avenue Theatre is thrilled to announce that acclaimed Seattle actor Timothy McCuen Piggee and longtime 5th Avenue Theatre favorite Cynthia Jones will star as Daddy Warbucks and Miss Hannigan in this holiday season's production of the beloved musical Annie. (more...)

Bryan Miles: Live to Play Alexander Bar
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2018

Meet Bryan Miles - a master of the Wicked manipulation of the mind and a performer who is trained in the art of thought deception. Bryan has performed across the globe, from London to Los Angeles, for movie stars and celebrities. His ground-breaking primetime SABC TV series, 'One Day with Bryan Miles' has had South Africans across the country questioning what is possible and what is not. (more...)

BWW Interview: Louise Dearman Talks THERE IS NOTHIN' LIKE A DAME
by Nicole Ackman - Aug 14, 2018

Louise Dearman has tackled many musical theatre leading roles, and is the only actress in the West End to have played both Glinda and Elphaba in Wicked. She also has a successful concert career and has released four solo albums. Dearman will be taking part in the upcoming concert at Cadogan Hall, There's Nothing Like a Dame - 100 Years of Women in Musical Theatre. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 8/12/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 8/12/2018. (more...)

10 Finalists Selected for KC SuperStar High School Singing Competition
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

More than 500 people packed The White Theatre at the Jewish Community Center (The J) cheering on 21 singers during the Semifinals of KC SuperStar. But in the end, 10 area high school students were chosen as finalists* for the 2018 KC SuperStar singing competition! (more...)

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