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Wicked - Chicago

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

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Nederlander Theater- Ford Center for the Performing Arts

(Chicago, IL)
24 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 29, 2021
Performers from Wicked, Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables and Six are coming together to take part in a fundraising concert for Help Musicians UK at the Union Theatre in Southwark. 'Disney...ish' will feature songs from lesser-known animated films like 'Thumbelina', 'The Swan Princess', and 'Quest for Camelot', and more.
by Ricky Pope - Jul 29, 2021
Many women, when they are 8 months pregnant are beginning to think about curtailing their strenuous work activities, concentrating on decorating a nursery, or buying baby clothes and supplies. Not Tony nominee, Lilli Cooper (Tootsie, Spongebob Squarepants, Spring Awakening, Wicked.) Her idea of “taking it easy” involves putting on a pretty dress, and heels, yet, and opening a show at 54 Below. That show, ALL THE FEELS is about this particular transformational moment in her life. Her show is about all the things she loves, which have now taken on new significance because shortly she will get to share them all with a brand new baby boy. After so many bittersweet shows about surviving the pandemic, it is a breath of fresh air to see a show that is so full of hope and joy.
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jul 29, 2021
As part of a summer series of concerts to welcome the arts, artists and audiences back to Brunswick, MSMT mounted the first of two gala concerts featuring four of the company’s most storied performers, Charis Leos, Lauren Blackman, Kingsley Leggs and Robert Creighton with a cameo appearance by Curt Dale Clark in a rousing, heart healing, and heartwarming evening that is playing for just two performances (July 28-29). Conceived and directed by MSMT’s Artist Director, Curt Dale Clark, STARS 1 allows these incomparable artists with resumes filled with Broadway, national tour, and leading regional theatre credits, to reprise some of their biggest hits and favorite moments and to reminisce about their careers and their experiences here in Maine. The cast creates the perfect ensemble, spinning a musical and narrative thread that is by turns comic, poignant, stirring, and inspiring.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 29, 2021
The Prince of Egypt has once again been forced to cancel upcoming performances due to Government-enforced COVID-19 legislation. Performances through 7 August have been cancelled at this time.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 29, 2021
Dallas Summer Musicals and Broadway Across America announced that a digital ticket lottery for a limited number of seats will be held for WICKED, which is returning to Dallas’ Music Hall at Fair Park from August 3 – September 5, 2021, kicking off the 2021-2022 Germania Insurance Broadway Series presented by DSM.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 28, 2021
Today's top stories: check out the new trailer for the West Side Story film, the Wicked tour will be the first to reopen when it resumes next week, and more!
by TV News Desk - Jul 28, 2021
His incredible work ethic, formed by his Cuban mother and American father, who were both college professors, has allowed him to succeed in whatever capacity necessary.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 28, 2021
Performers from Wicked, Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables and Six are coming together to take part in a fundraising concert for Help Musicians UK at the Union Theatre in Southwark.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 27, 2021
The show will feature a selection of some of the best loved songs from the genre, including medleys of classics from Gilbert & Sullivan and Rodgers & Hammerstein,  to more recent hits like You Will Be Found from Dear Evan Hansen.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 27, 2021
The producers of the hit musical have also announced complete casting for the relaunch of the North American Tour. Talia Suskauer (Elphaba), Allison Bailey (Glinda), Sharon Sachs (Madame Morrible) and Tony Award and Drama Desk Award winner Cleavant Derricks (The Wizard) will return to their roles.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 27, 2021
WICKED will be the first Broadway tour to resume performances in the U.S. following the pandemic shutdown.  The musical will relaunch at the Music Hall at Fair Park in Dallas from August 3 – September 5, 2021, kicking off the 2021-2022 Germania Insurance Broadway Series presented by Dallas Summer Musicals.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 27, 2021
FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, will present Brynn Williams: Confessions of a Bubbly Broadway Baby on September 10th 2021, at 9:45pm. After a year of tour followed by a year of quarantine, Brynn Williams, the record-setting Broadway powerhouse is ready for her return to New York City with her very first solo show!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 27, 2021
It was announced today that the Costume Industry Coalition’s new exhibition, Showstoppers! Spectacular Costumes from Stage & Screen, has added both extraordinary costumes and exciting partners to their summer spectacle, running from August 5 – September 26 at 234 West 42nd Street.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 27, 2021
Broadway Sings for Pride cast members Billboard artist Kimberely Locke, and Broadway's Jennifer DiNoia and Christine Nolan will perform at Pride at the Farm in Queens, NY this Saturday, July, 31, 2021.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 26, 2021
The shows are: HOTEL CALIFORNIA: SALUTE TO THE EAGLES on Saturday, September 25; WE'VE ONLY JUST BEGUN: CARPENTERS REMEMBERED on Saturday, January 22; LAWRENCE WELK MEMORY LANE on Saturday, March 19; THE ROARING TWENTIES on Saturday, April 30; and MOVIE NIGHT WITH THOMAS PANDOLFI on Saturday, May 28.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jul 26, 2021
Today sees the release of ‘THIS’, the first release from the forthcoming ‘The Crippling Space Between’ album, due September 24th via Midnight Stamp Records.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 26, 2021
An American opera oratorio meets storybook album, the shards of an honor code junkie is an autobiographical story of a homosexual Mormon that embarks on a journey of self-love while challenging Brigham Young’s staunch Honor Code Rules, unhinging demons of drugs, sex, and suicide in a victorious coming-of-age story.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 26, 2021
The San Diego Symphony will celebrate its opening weekend with 'The Best of Broadway,' on August 7th featuring Broadway luminaries Megan Hilty, Norm Lewis, Kelli O'Hara and Adrienne Warren.
by Team BWW - Jul 24, 2021
Today, we're getting to know Dear Evan Hansen star Jared Goldsmith, with whom you can book a shoutout today!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 24, 2021
A collection of talented musicians will entertain with a variety of genres ranging from folk-rock to fiddle tunes to country and more. Patrons are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket for use on the grass.
by Ricky Pope - Jul 24, 2021
When you first see Jesse JP Johnson (Wicked, Spongebob Squarepants, Glory Days,) you think you are about to get some forthright, crooning, suburban boy-band action. He comes in a package complete with chinos, a patterned shirt, and tall blond hair that looks like the newest New Kid on the Block. But then he sings. And what comes out is not that at all. It is a soulful sound, stratospherically high, that is informed by generations of blues singers. Jesse JP Johnson is no bubble gum pretender. He is the real thing.
by Chantal Kunst - Jul 23, 2021
Judith en Milan leerden elkaar kennen tijdens de Duitse productie van de Broadway hit musical ‘Anastasia’ in Stuttgart, Duitsland. Drie jaar later verschijnt hun eerste gezamenlijke album ‘With love’ dat een kroon op hun innige vriendschap is. ‘With love’ is een ode aan de liefde in welke vorm dan ook. Met deze twaalf songs vieren we niet alleen onze vriendschap, maar ook de moed van eenieder die durft te staan voor wie die is. Het nieuwe album bestaat uit twaalf uiteenlopende nummers; van bekende musicalsongs tot nieuw gearrangeerde stukken uit het pop/rock repertoire.
by Ainhoa Hornero - Jul 23, 2021
La artista del West End estará en la capital los días 23 y 24 de agosto.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 23, 2021
The production is led by Gina Beck (Matilda, Show Boat, Wicked, Phantom of the Opera) as Nellie*, Julian Ovenden (Bridgerton, Downton Abbey, Merrily We Roll Along, Grand Hotel, BBC Proms) as Emile, Joanna Ampil (Cats, Les Misérables, Miss Saigon) as Bloody Mary, Keir Charles (Quiz, Back To Life) as Luther Billis and Rob Houchen (Les Misérables, The Light in the Piazza) as Cable. 
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 23, 2021
R&B singing sensation, and 2021 Golden Globe Winner and Academy Award-nominee, Andra Day; and the incredible star of Broadway's Wicked and Waitress, Shoshana Bean will join the GMCLA GALA 2021 Livestream Saturday, August 14. Shoshana performs several songs live and Andra performs in a special video she will create specifically for the event.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 23, 2021
On Monday July 26th at 6PM ET, Broadway Records will host a virtual listening party for I COULD USE A DRINK: THE SONGS OF DREW GASPARINI, in celebration of show's upcoming run in London this summer.
by James Lindhorst - Jul 23, 2021
On Monday, July 26, 2021, the curtain goes up on The Muny’s 103rd Season with The Muny Premiere of the musical revue Smokey Joe’s Cafe sponsored by Ameren. With a set design inspired by St. Louis’ historic Gaslight Square, Smokey Joe’s Cafe features the music of Leiber and Stoller and was the longest running musical revue on Broadway. BroadwayWorld had the opportunity to sit down with company member Dee Roscioli to discuss her Muny debut.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 22, 2021
On July 31, join Tony nominated Broadway favorite, Liz Callaway, up close and personal for an evening of beloved songs from Broadway (Cats, Baby), pop, and film (Anastasia) with award-winning Alex Rybeck at the piano.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 22, 2021
The Outrageous Sophie Tucker is the story of a turn of the 20th century immigrant girl and how she became the Last of The Red Hot Mamas. The show chronicles her early years as a singing waitress at her family's restaurant in Hartford, and spotlights how a first-generation full-figured Jewish girl partnered with Black performers Bill “Bojangles” Robinson and Molly Elkins to revolutionize American entertainment, onstage and off.
by Team BWW - Jul 22, 2021
Tune in tonight to find out who made the Top 15 in our High School category and tomorrow for the College category. Until then, meet our panel of esteemed judges!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 22, 2021
Featuring ten world premieres, one Toronto premiere, one live audio drama, and a rebroadcast of an audience favourite from last year, this hybrid season consisting of both digital and in person shows, is filled to the brim with brand new and reimagined Canadian stories that are sure to shift and shape audiences' perspectives on how we view the world around us.  
by Team BWW - Jul 22, 2021
Having opened the production under extended social distancing restrictions, Theatre Royal Windsor's run of Hamlet has been extended by three weeks. The reimagined age, colour, and gender-blind production, directed by Sean Mathias, stars Ian McKellen. Check out what the critics had to say...
by Roy Berko - Jul 21, 2021
The 2021 BorderLight International Theatre + Fringe Festival announces the lineup for the 2021 BorderLight VIRTUAL Fringe Festival, which includes 33 distinct live streamed and on-demand virtual works, interactive and genre-bending online experiences, as well as self-guided audio adventures.
by Chantal Kunst - Jul 21, 2021
  In januari 2022 komt zangeres en musicalactrice Renée van Wegberg met haar nieuwe theatershow Hou me vast. In deze show eert ze theatericonen als Toon Hermans, Boudewijn de Groot, Rob de Nijs, Herman van Veen, maar ook bands als Bløf, De Dijk en Volumia. Renée wil het mooiste kleinkunst- en poprepertoire, dat ons land te bieden heeft, aan Nederland laten horen.
by Stage Tube - Jul 21, 2021
Kristin Chenoweth talks about how her TikTok career began, quarantining in a hotel with Alan Cumming before shooting Schmigadoon! and the time she accidentally sent cookies to her friend's funeral.
by Team BWW - Jul 21, 2021
Today, we're getting to know original Legally Blonde star Nikki Snelson, with whom you can book a shoutout today!
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2021
Luff plays Staci Spade, Jack’s wife who learns that she has to contend with the emotional stakes her in-laws have invested in their wrestling goals and the demands it puts on her family.
by Alex Freeman - Jul 20, 2021
The news felt like it made a distinct shift after the Fourth of July weekend, with more show openings, casting announcements, and season announcements being the focus, as opposed to ongoing issues related to the pandemic.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 20, 2021
The Barricade Boys are performing at Trentham, Staffordshire, as part of their critically acclaimed national tour. The musical theatre group will perform show tunes from some of the most iconic musicals in history, including songs from the West End's longest-running musical, Les Misérables.
by Lauren Gienow - Jul 20, 2021
After over a year without live theatre pretty much anywhere in the world, Canadian musical theatre lovers made it known just how much they missed this art form by quickly scooping up tickets to YOU CAN’T STOP THE BEAT - a Cabaret at the Stratford Festival curated and directed by Thom Allison. This performance is exactly what everyone needs as they return to the theatre and so if you have the chance, be sure to purchase a ticket, add yourself to the waitlist, or watch the filmed version from home when it becomes available. The team of Evangelia Kambites, Mark Uhre, Alana Hibbert, and Gabrielle Jones delivers a wide array of memorable musical numbers spanning from Tin Pan Alley to the present day. A lot of material is covered in the hour and twenty minutes and there is sure to be something for everyone.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 20, 2021
This week The Theatre Podcast with Alan Seales: welcomes Tony- nominee Lilli Cooper.
by Nuria Pedret - Jul 19, 2021
Con motivo del concierto JARDINS DE BROADWAY, que tendrá lugar hoy a las 22:00h, recordamos los últimos conciertos de teatro musical en el festival barcelonés
by Stephi Wild - Jul 19, 2021
Starring national treasure Amanda Barrie (Coronation Street, Carry On Cleo, Bad Girls) and, returning for her third year running, Barnstaple's favourite, Nicki French will dazzle and delight in this show for the young and the young at heart!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 19, 2021
Following the current temporary suspension of performances due to Government Track and Trace legislation, the production will play three socially distanced performances on Wednesday 21 July at 7.30pm and Thursday 22 July at 2.30pm and 7.30pm before gradually reverting to full capacity.
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 19, 2021
This week (July 19-25) in live streaming: First Date airs on Stellar, Next on Stage: Dance Edition Season 2 continues with the Top 15, Laura Bell Bundy teaches a master class, and so much more!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 19, 2021
Join David Garnes as he discusses LTM's upcoming production of THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (abridged) with members of the cast and creative team.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 18, 2021
In our new series, 'Where Are They Now?' we're taking a look back at some of our favorite original Broadway casts, and catching up with their careers! Next up, the original cast of Newsies!
by Lindsey Rusling - Jul 18, 2021
Audiences in Wellington were holding their breath to see if, much-anticipated, WITCH Music Theatre's version of Sondheim's musical thriller, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jul 18, 2021
Produced and hosted by New York Casting Director Stephen DeAngelis exclusively for Tilles Center, five of Broadway’s finest female vocalists celebrated the roles and musical selections that underscore the leading lady’s influence on 'The Great Bright Way.'