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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


Get Your Golden Ticket! CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Announces New Block of Tickets On Sale Through September 2018
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Producers Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures (Mark Kaufman), Langley Park Productions (Kevin McCormick) and Neal Street Productions (Sam Mendes, Caro Newling) announced today a new block of tickets on sale for Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory through Sunday, September 2, 2018. (more...)

2017 Rob Guest Endowment Semi-Finalists Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Earlier this month, the Rob Guest Endowment held auditions in Melbourne and Sydney to search for this year's winner of the Rob Guest Endowment Award. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Ria Jones, Danny Mac, and More in SUNSET BOULEVARD UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Andrew Lloyd Webber's award-winning musical SUNSET BOULEVARD starring Ria Jones as 'Norma Desmond' and Danny Mac as 'Joe Gillis'. Directed by Nikolai Foster, the tour opened at Curve on Saturday 16 September 2017. Check out a first look at the show below! (more...)

Will McInerney, Tom Hayes, and More to Star in BROTHERHOOD Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Executive Producer Joel Edwards, Director Andrew Koenig and Playwright Jon Tlapek make their off-Broadway debut with the play BROTHERHOOD. Performances will take place in The American Theatre of Actors' John Cullum Theatre as a double feature with the play RUINS. (more...)

Nick Adams to Headline Pride Films and Plays 'Simply Sensational' Benefit 11/6
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Pride Films and Plays' annual fall benefit, Simply Sensational, will feature Broadway musical theater star NICK ADAMS, who originated the role of Adam/Felicia in PRISCILLA: QUEEN OF THE DESERT, in its American premiere on Broadway. Prior to PRISCILLA, Adams had major roles in the hit revivals of A CHORUS LINE, GUYS AND DOLLS, CHICAGO and LA CAGE AUX FOLLES and leads in productions at top U.S. regional theaters including Paper Mill Playhouse, Gateway Playhouse and North Shore Music Theater in the New York metro area, and Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera. Adams has also been active in film and television work, with roles in the films SEX AND THE CITY 2, and AN ENGLISHMAN IN NEW YORK, and the TV series SMASH, AS THE WORLD TURNS, and THE GUIDING LIGHT. The festivities will take place in The Broadway, the 85-seat venue at Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway, Chicago. A limited number of VIP tickets are available for the benefit at $75, and include reserved center-section seating for the 7:15 pm performance. General Admission tickets are $50 and include the performance and a post-show dessert reception.SELECT tickets are also available for a $1,000.00, which includes 2 VIP tickets and admission for two to a show rehearsal with Nick the night before the benefit. (more...)

Photo Flash: Kristin Chenoweth and More Celebrate Kathy Najimy with GMHC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC) on Monday night honored multitalented performer Kathy Najimy with the 2017 Howard Ashman Award for her contributions to the LGBT community and the fight against HIV/AIDS at Joe's Pub in New York City. BroadwayWorld has photos from the concert below! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 19, 2017
by - Sep 19, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 19 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

JERSEY BOYS Songwriter Judy Parker Gaudio Dies at Age 79
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The entertainment industry mourns the death of songwriter and actress Judy Parker Gaudio, (age 79). Gaudio, the writer of Billboard chart-topping songs and Broadway hits, passed away peacefully from respiratory complications on Thursday, her husband Bob Gaudio confirmed. (more...)

Leslie Odom Jr., Andrew Rannells, Sutton Foster, and Stephanie J. Block To Perform Live at Lincoln Center
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 19, 2017

This December, some of Broadway's brightest stars Leslie Odom Jr., Andrew Rannells, Sutton Foster with special guest Jonathan Groff, and Stephanie J. Block will headline four special performances combining the intimacy of cabaret with the razzle dazzle of the Great White Way at The Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Presented by Live From Lincoln Center, each evening showcases one of these leading voices of musical theater while illuminating their musical journeys to stardom, revisiting favorite songs, and offering glimpses of future projects. (more...)

Cast Complete for 5th Avenue Theatre's New Staging of RAGTIME
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The 5th Avenue Theatre has announced full casting for its evocative new production of Ragtime, which begins rehearsals today. A tale of family, heart and perseverance at the turn of the 20th century, Ragtime is a vital story about the headstrong and determined individuals and their families who helped make the United States a diverse and thriving nation. (more...)

David Walliams Meets his AWFUL AUNTIE in the World Premiere Theatre Production of his Bestselling Book
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The bestselling children's author David Walliams came face-to-face today for the first time with one of his most monstrous creations, Aunt Alberta. (more...)

Bingham Camp Theatre Retreat to Develop New Musical PANGAEA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Artistic Director Devanand Janki has gathered a diverse group of New York theater professionals at the Bingham Camp Theater Retreat to develop new works at the company's third annual artistic residency. (more...)

Schimmel Center presents AMERICAN DANCE SPECTACULAR!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The Schimmel Center presents American Dance Spectacular! on Saturday, October 21 at 7:30 p.m., exploring the history of American popular dance throughout the 20th century, including the Charleston, Lindy hop, jitterbug, twist, voguing, and more. The performance is directed, co-written and created by Daniel C. Levine (Broadway's Les Mis rables, Chicago, and Mamma Mia!) with choreography by Al Blackstone (Fox's So You Think You Can Dance), music direction by Bryan Perri (Broadway's Wicked and Next to Normal), and book by Susan Batten (Lifetime's Showing Roots) together with six Broadway dancers backed by three vocalists and a live band. (more...)

Robbie Rozelle to Return to Feinstein's/54 Below in SONGS FROM INSIDE MY LOCKER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents return of Robbie Rozelle in 'Songs From Inside My Locker,' back by popular demand on October 28, 2017 at 9:30pm. (more...)

Tim Baltz, Laura Grey & More Join Comedy Central's THE OPPOSITION W/ JORDAN KLEPPER
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Comedy Central's new late night franchise, THE OPPOSITION W/ JORDAN KLEPPER announces Tim Baltz, Laura Grey, Aaron Jackson, Josh Sharp, Kobi Libii and Niccole Thurman as its team of Citizen Journalists. (more...)

Katie Thompson and Wade McCollum to Star in WE FOXES in Concert at MSU
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Katie Thompson and Wade McCollum star in a staged concert of We Foxes, a new musical by Ryan Scott Oliver, will be held September 22-24, 2017, at Wharton Center's Pasant Theatre on the Michigan State University campus. (more...)

Amelia Musical Playhouse Presents THE BAD SEED
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

It's a Wicked little story . a tale of nature vs nurture. (more...)

BWW Interview: Stephen Fredericks, Founder and Executive Director of THE GROWING STAGE
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 18, 2017

Broadwayworld.com had the opportunity to interview Stephen L. Fredericks, Founder and Executive Director of The Growing Stage in Netcong, New Jersey about his career, the theatre and the exciting season ahead. (more...)

Go Over The Rainbow As WIZARD OF OZ Continues North West Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Following on from its hugely successful run of performances at Stockport Plaza in August, The Wizard of Oz is back on the yellow brick road and heading towards Southport, Liverpool and Rhyl this October to continue its North West tour! (more...)

2017 ROCKERS ON BROADWAY to Honor BC/EFA's Tom Viola with Lifetime Achievement Award
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

The Path Fund Inc. has announced the 24th Annual ROCKERS ON BROADWAY: LEGENDS LIVE ON! on Monday, November 13, 2017, at Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleeker Street) at 8 p.m. ROCKERS ON BROADWAY, the original Broadway rock concert series, a fun unique charity event, featuring Broadway's best rockin' out with a live band. Proceeds to benefit Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS and non-profit performing arts education programs. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 9/17/17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 9/17/2017. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 9/18
by BWW Special - Sep 18, 2017

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 9/17/2017. (more...)

INDUSTRY: Miss Saigon, Terms of My Surrender, and Bandstand Top Broadway's Social Media Growth
by Alan Henry - Sep 18, 2017

The top growing current Broadway musicals were Miss Saigon (6.33%), Bandstand (2.41%), Dear Evan Hansen (2.16%), Come From Away (2.06%) and Groundhog Day (1.72%). The top growing current Broadway plays were Terms of My Surrender (5.23%), Play That Goes Wrong (0.87%), A Dolls House Part 2 (0.72%), 1984 Play (0.57%) and Marvin's Room (0.12%). (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Moses and the Cast of THE PRINCE OF EGYPT at TheatreWorks
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its mission of developing new works in the Bay Area with the World Premiere of The Prince of Egypt, a soaring celebration of the human spirit and one of the greatest stories ever told: the saga of Moses, his Pharaoh brother Ramses, and the indomitable people who changed them both forever. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at Diluckshan Jeyaratnam as 'Moses' below! (more...)

BWW Morning Brief September 18th, 2017: MCC Theater's CHARM Opens, Bidding Farewell to GROUNDHOG DAY and BANDSTAND, and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Sep 18, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: MCC Theater's CHARM Opens, Bidding Farewell to GROUNDHOG DAY and BANDSTAND, and More! (more...)

3-D Theatricals of Los Angeles Opens 9th Southern California Season with YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

3-D Theatricals (3DT) rings in its 2017-1018 season at both the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center (RBPAC) and the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA) with Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein, a musical comedy from the Broadway creative team of the 12-time Tony Award winning smash hit The Producers. The production, with music and lyrics by Brooks and a book by Thomas Meehan, is a hilariously tuneful show based on the 1974 smash hit film Young Frankenstein which was a Wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Mary Shelley classic from the comic genius of Mel Brooks. David Lamoureux directs with Corey Hirsch serving as Musical Director and Daniel Smith as Choreographer. Dino Nicandros* stars as Frederick Frankenstein with Danny Blaylock as The Monster , Julia Aks as Inga , Erik Scott Romney as Igor/Victor Frankenstein , Tracy Rowe Mutz* as Frau Blucher , Ashley Fox Linton* as Elizabeth , and Richard Gould* as Inspector Kemp/Hermit . *Denotes members of Actors Equity Association. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Craig Revel Horwood in Character for West End's ANNIE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Tonight, Monday 18 September 2017, Craig Revel Horwood joins the West End cast of Annie for 10 weeks to play the role of Miss Hannigan in Nikolai Foster's production. Check out a photo of him in character below! (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: September 18-24, 2017
by BWW Special - Sep 18, 2017

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of September 18-24, 2017. (more...)

Natalie Weiss to Star as 'Molly' in GHOST THE MUSICAL in White Plains
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

The White Plains Performing Arts Center (WPPAC) has announced that YouTube sensation and American Idol semi-finalist Natalie Weiss will star as 'Molly' in GHOST THE MUSICAL, onstage October 13-29. (more...)

HAMILTON Stage Management Team Slated for L.A. Panel
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

The Stage Managers' Association of the United States (SMA) presents IN CONVERSATION WITH THE HAMILTON STAGE MANAGEMENT TEAM (Angelica Tour), hosted by Actors Co-op Theatre Company, a panel moderated by Joel Veenstra, SMA Western Regional Representative and Associate Head of Stage Management at UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts. (more...)

Roundabout Theatre Company to Honor Jessica Lange at 2018 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) announces its annual 2018 Gala will honor Tony, Academy, Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner Jessica Lange with The Jason Robards Award for Excellence in Theatre on Monday, February 26, 2018 in the new Ziegfeld Ballroom (141 W 54th St, NYC). (more...)

Carrie Manolakos to Star in PARALLEL WORLDS at Theatre 511 Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Parrot Poet Productions has just announced the New York Off-Broadway multimedia musical debut of Parallel Worlds, A New Rock Music Experience by writer/composer Brandon Beckner, songwriter/lyricist Steve Sobel, and Director Jimmy Maize (Tectonic Theater Project) at Ars Nova, Theatre 11 on September 25, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: WICKED Enchants Crowds at the Aronoff Center in Cincinnati
by Abby Rowold - Sep 17, 2017

Fourteen years after it premiered on Broadway, Wicked was shockingly timely and far more substantive that I was expecting. And, it was bizarre how much it seemed to reflect certain current events. (more...)

Fulton Theatre Opens LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2017

The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre is proud to present the psychedelic musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors, September 19 through October 15. Expect the unexpected as Little Shop of Horrors is presented to our audience in a brand new and exciting way. Remember whatever you do, DO NOT FEED THE PLANT! (more...)

BWW Review: Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre LIGHT UP THE STARS with a Tribute to Broadway
by Kristen Price - Sep 16, 2017

Last summer, the Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre performed 50 YEARS UNDER THE STARS, an evening of Broadway songs and dances to celebrate their 50th Anniversary. It was such a hit that they decided to mount another production this year, and after seeing their gorgeous production of RENT last summer, I decided I wasn't going to miss it this time around. LIGHT UP THE STARS opened September 15th and will run until September 24th, on the weekends, and I had the pleasure of seeing it on opening night. After the first few songs, I mentally decided that to really do this show justice, I would need to start creating adjectives that would accurately describe just how amazing this cast was. In short, I was blown away. (more...)

Photo Flash: WICKED Monkeys Around, MISS SAIGON Plays with Filters, and More Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2017

Today is Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! This week Wicked is monkeying around backstage (is Chistery playing hide-and-seek?), and MISS SAIGON tries out the Devil Wears Prada Snapchat filter. That's all. Check out more Saturday Intermission Pics below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Meet Broadway's Top Legal Eagle, Mark Sendroff
by Robert Diamond - Sep 15, 2017

Billy Flynn might get all the attention, but Broadway's real, go-to man of the law is Mark Sendroff. (more...)

Podcast: 'Half Hour Call w/ Chris King' Welcomes Broadway Properties Master, Michael Critchlow
by Half Hour Call with Chris King - Sep 15, 2017

Today's guest is Michael Critchlow. Critchlow is a Broadway Production Prop man. He has worked on numerous broadway shows, including NEWSIES on Broadway, and has done national and international tours for over 10 years. This episode we dive into his union, what it's like for crew during tech weeks, and why these guys really are the hardest working people in show business! (more...)

Clyde Fitch's Sharp Satire THE CLIMBERS Opens Tonight at Metropolitan Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Metropolitan Playhouse opens its 26th season tonight with Clyde Fitch's sharp satire THE CLIMBERS. Directed by Metropolitan favorite Michael Hardart, the production runs through October 8. Metropolitan Playhouse is located at 220 E. 4th Street. (more...)

VIDEO: Mandy Gonzalez is 'Fearless' as She Belts Out New Lin-Manuel Miranda Tune at VIVA BROADWAY!
by Stage Tube - Sep 15, 2017

Tonight at the Viva Broadway! celebration hosted by Tony Award-winner, Lin-Manuel Miranda and star of stage and screen, John Leguizamo, Hamilton's current Angelica Schuyler, Mandy Gonzalez, debuted a new song from her solo record. (more...)

Dorothy's Piano Bar and Cabaret Presents FIRST LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Join Dorothy's Piano Bar and Cabaret for their October show: First Love. (more...)

Martin Moran's THE TRICKY PART Returns To The Barrow Group For One Night Only
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

The Barrow Group Theatre Company (Seth Barrish and Lee Brock, Co-Artistic Directors; Robert Serrell, Executive Director), recipient of the Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Award, will present a one-night only special benefit performance of the Obie Award-winning solo play The Tricky Part, written and performed by Martin Moran and directed by Seth Barrish on Monday evening, October 16, 2017 at TBG Theatre (312 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor). (more...)

Media Theatre Has A New SNOW WHITE This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

'Snow White' is a favorite fairy tale for youngsters who become enchanted by the story of the beautiful young girl who meets up with seven little people in the forest. The Media Theatre has a new musical version of the story playing every Sunday at Noon from October 1 through November 5. (more...)

Pacific Theatre presents THE LONESOME WEST by Martin McDonagh
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

What is the true cost of forgiveness? In the Irish hamlet of Leenane, brothers Coleman and Valene eke out a squalid existence in their deceased father's house. It's hard to tell who they hate more: the outside world, or each other. When the hapless local priest Father Welsh attempts to reconcile the brothers, things spin wildly and hilariously out of hand. The Lonesome West, Pacific Theatre's first guest production of the 2017-2018 season, highlights Martin McDonagh's pitch-black dialogue and Wicked sense of humour, but also tests the boundaries of family, faith, and forgiveness. (more...)

HAMILTON's Mandy Gonzalez to Release Debut Recording 'Fearless' Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Fearless the remarkable debut solo recording bridging pop and R&B from Broadway and TV star Mandy Gonzalez will be released in digital formats on October 20. (more...)

Jenn Gambatese and More to Join Jeff Kready and Tally Sessions in A FINE BROMANCE at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Jeff Kready and Tally Sessions in 'A Fine Bromance' on October 7th, 2017 at 11:30PM for an evening of soaring tenor and booming baritone duets! (more...)

BWW Morning Brief September 15th, 2017: Roundabout's TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET Begins Previews and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Sep 15, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET Begins Previews at Roundabout and More! (more...)

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 9/15/2017
by BWW - Sep 15, 2017

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 9/15/2017. (more...)

Stars Shine For Remember Me Thursday' Global Pet Adoption Awareness Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

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Aurora Theatre Ushers in Frightful Fall with Lawrenceville Ghost and Haunted Cemetery Tours
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

In the mood for a thrill? Join Aurora Theatre for spooktacular fun with Lawrenceville Ghost Tours and Lawrenceville Haunted Cemetery Tours this October! Guests will be guided on a moonlit walk, accompanied by spooky storytellers who tell tales of awakened sleeping ghosts and increased paranormal activity in metro-Atlanta's oldest city. Without the use of gore, these tours encourage happy haunting while offering a healthy dose of spine-chilling scares. New this year, adults can enjoy live performances, bubbly concoctions, boos and spooky pleasures at Brews & Boos - Lawrenceville Haunted Pub Crawl! It's a creepy, crawly season full of devilish fun at Gwinnett's favorite theater! (more...)

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