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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


Black Friday Ticket Offers On Top West End Shows
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2017

To celebrate Black Friday, we're offering great deals on tickets for numerous West End and high-profile London shows! See the full range of offers here (more...)

Mandy Gonzalez on Juggling MADAM SECRETARY and HAMILTON
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2017

During her appearance at this morning's THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE on CBS, Mandy Gonzalez talked about juggling the demands of her 'Madam Secretary' filming schedule while starring in HAMILTON on Broadway. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: Thanksgiving Weekend Edition!
by BWW Special - Nov 23, 2017

If your Thanksgiving Week plans include taking in a Broadway show, please take notice of the special holiday schedule for the rest of this holiday weekend. Many shows will take Thanksgiving Day off, but there are still plenty of options, including CATS, CHICAGO,L ATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, and WAITRESS. Note that most shows are adding Friday matinees and weekend performances, so plan ahead and most importantly, have a happy Thanksgiving! (more...)

N'Kenge to Star as 'DOROTHY DANDRIDGE' in Amas Musical Reading
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2017

A friendly reminder that Amas Musical Theatre will present Dorothy Dandridge - Hollywood's Sepia Goddess, the second offering of Dare To Be Different, the previously announced series of new musicals and one-night only special events being held at A.R.T./New York Theatres (502 West 53rd Street - 10th Avenue & 53rd Street). (more...)

Original Disney Watercolor Paintings from PINOCCHIO Up For Auction
by Movies News Desk - Nov 22, 2017

A remarkable collection of original Walt Disney Studios watercolor paintings from PINOCCHIO will be auctioned by Boston-based RR Auction. (more...)

WICKED Raises Money for The Woodland Trust to Plant Trees
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2017

The cast and company of the smash hit musical Wicked have hosted a green theatre day and raised over 16,500 to help the Woodland Trust plant 11,000 trees at a St Albans forest. (more...)

Velma Celli's West End Christmas Special Comes to Leicester Square
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2017

Joe C Brown presents the sensational VELMA CELLI for an alternative festive takeover with special guests RACHEL TUCKER & LIAM TAMNE direct from London's West End. A sparkling, fun and rambunctious Christmas celebration with quick wit, high camp and quirky takes on your seasonal favourites. Tis the Season to be jolly so dust off your Christmas stockings grab your companions, loved ones and Tinder dates for a festive celebration like no other. (more...)

Photo Flash: Long Wharf Theatre presents THE CHOSEN, Running Through 12/17
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2017

Long Wharf Theatre presents The Chosen, adapted by Aaron Posner and Chaim Potok from the novel by Potok, directed by Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein, from November 22 through December 17. The production takes place on the Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck Mainstage, 222 Sargent Drive, New Haven. Tickets start at $29. (more...)

Broadway Records Announces MAD LIBS LIVE! Original Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2017

Broadway Records today announced that Mad Libs Live! (Original Cast Recording) will be released digitally and in stores on Friday December 15, 2017. The album is currently available for pre-order at www.BroadwayRecords.com. (more...)

Photo Flash: Northern Stage presents THE LITTLE MERMAID
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2017

The Little Mermaid by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, Glenn Slater, and Doug Wright, based on the Hans Christian Andersen story and the Disney film, runs live on stage at the Barrette Center for the Arts in White River Junction, VT, November 15 - January 7. (more...)

Broadway Sings The Beatles Moves To Highline Ballroom Dec 4 and Updates Line Up
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2017

The lineup is complete for the next installment of the Broadway Sings concert series, honoring the foremost and most influential act of the rock era with Broadway Sings The Beatles. The one-night-only concert, held December 4 at 7:30pm, will feature completely new arrangements of the hits of this legendary band, accompanied by a 14-piece orchestra playing original orchestrations. (more...)

Photo Flash: Pioneer Theatre Company presents Disney's Hit NEWSIES This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2017

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the Disney hit Newsies. The Tony-winning musical opens Friday, Dec. 1, and runs through Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017. Newsies occupies the traditional holiday spot. Keeping with what is now a seven-year tradition of collecting donations for local nonprofits, PTC will partner with Granite Education Foundation to collect new books for 'Santa Sacks' for children ages K-12. (more...)

Australian Star-Studded Cast to Lead Orchestral Swing Performance With the Sydney Symphony Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2017

Australia's leading screen and stage actors will perform Swing on This, a modern take on swing classics, with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra (SSO) at the Sydney Opera House on 9-10 March, 2018. (more...)

Stars from ROCK OF AGES & More Set for EPIC Players' 'SONGS ABOUT OURSELVES'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2017

Join the neuro-inclusive cast of The EPIC Players as they perform Broadway & pop classics about their ambitions, loves and lives alongside Broadway greats. This special, one-night only event features the talent of Jonathan Ivie (Rock of Ages), Amaker Smith (Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Justin Sargent (Spiderman), Katie Ivie (EPIC), and EPIC Players company members. The evening includes songs from hit Broadway shows The Secret Garden, Wicked, and Hamilton, among others. (more...)

MATT & BEN Celebrates Two-Year Run with Brattle Theatre Shows
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2017

LL Production Company's production of Matt & Ben, written by Mindy Kaling (The Office) and Brenda Withers, is celebrating the end of a two-year run with two nights of performances at The Brattle Theatre. (more...)

WICKED on Sale Next Month for Spring Run at the Orpheum Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2017

Wicked, Broadway's biggest blockbuster and Memphis' most popular musical, will return to the historic Orpheum Theatre March 7-25, 2018. Tickets for the return engagement go on sale Monday, December 11 at 10am. (more...)

The Sun Comes Out Tomorrow with Starry ANNIE at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2017

It's the hard-knock life! Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, presents the hit Broadway Tony Award-winning musical Annie. A friendly reminder that performances begin tomorrow, Wednesday, November 22, 2017, at 7:00 p.m., for a limited run through Sunday, December 31, 2017, at Paper Mill Playhouse (22 Brookside Drive) in Millburn, NJ. (more...)

Citizens Theatre Announces Full Spring 2018 Season Listings
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2017

The Citizens Theatre has announced details of the final season to be presented at its home at 119 Gorbals Street before work commences on a major redevelopment of the iconic Glasgow venue. (more...)

Robert Hartwell Launches 2018 Tour of The Broadway Collective Master Class
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2017

Broadway veteran and Original Broadway Cast member of the Tony Award-winning revival of Hello, Dolly!, Robert Hartwell launches the 3rd season of The Broadway Collective a traveling, multi-disciplinary musical theatre master class. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Showtunes Are Re-Imagined in Starry New Album For BCEFA; Stephen Schwartz and Ryan Edward Armstrong Talk CROSSROADS
by Matthew Blank - Nov 21, 2017

Singer and arranger Ryan Edward Armstrong has collaborated with some of Broadway's brightest talents to produce the upcoming album CROSSROADS. Stephen Schwartz, who has two of his tunes featured on the record, sat down for this exclusive video interview with Armstrong and YouTube personality Andy Lalwani. (more...)

Cast Complete for The Second City's TWIST YOUR DICKENS at Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2017

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has announced the full casting for the return of The Second City's irreverent and interactive seasonal satire, Twist Your Dickens. Second City alumni Carisa Barreca and Paul Jurewicz and local favorite Eric M. Messner join returning cast members Aaron Bliden, Anne Bowles, John Lescault, and Tia Shearer. (more...)

Opening Night Benefit Announced For Lythgoe Family Panto's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: THE CHRISTMAS ROSE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2017

Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP), in association with Pasadena Playhouse, announced today that the opening night celebration of the world premiere of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST A CHRISTMAS ROSE at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Wednesday, December 13 will benefit Give Kids Panto, a non-profit educational program, serving yearly over 5,000 Title 1 students across America, many of whom will see theatre for the first time through this program. All funds raised that evening will go to support the Panto student matinees for LAUSD and PUSD students. (more...)

Cortland Rep Announces 47th Annual Summer Season For 2018
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2017

Cortland Repertory Theatre, one of New York State's longest running professional summer theatres, has announced their 47th annual season for the summer of 2018. Once again this year, all six mainstage shows are making their CRT debuts, with at least one making its regional debut. (more...)

Justin Guarini Steps in for Injured Leading Man in THE NEW WORLD at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2017

What do you do when the leading man of a world premiere musical suffers an injury less than 48 hours before the first preview? For Bucks County Playhouse, the answer was simple: Call Justin Guarini. (more...)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 'EVERY CHRISTMAS STORY...' to Bring Holiday Spirit to American Shakespeare Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2017

The American Shakespeare Center (ASC) begins its annual Holiday Season on November 29 with performances of A Christmas Carol and Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!). (more...)

On The Quays to Return to The Green Room 42 with #HOWABOUTLOVE?: HOLIDAY EDITION
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2017

On The Quays, a NYC-based international production company, will return to The Green Room 42 with '#howaboutlove?: Holiday Edition,' a festive evening of music, holiday cheer, and love. (more...)

Broadway Records Announces BLUE JUPITER: TWISTED BROADWAY, VOLUME 1
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2017

Broadway Records today announced that Blue Jupiter: Twisted Broadway, Volume 1 (An A Cappella Album) will be released digitally and in stores on Friday November 24, 2017. The album is currently available for pre-order at www.BroadwayRecords.com and Amazon.com. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 11/19/17
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2017

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 11/19/2017. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 11/20
by BWW Special - Nov 20, 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 11/19/2017. (more...)

Blue Jupiter to Release 'TWISTED BROADWAY, VOLUME 1' Album This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2017

Broadway Records today announced that Blue Jupiter: Twisted Broadway, Volume 1 (An A Cappella Album) will be released digitally and in stores on Friday November 24, 2017. (more...)

Andy Karl, Orfeh, and More Join Feinstein's at the Nikko Lineup For Winter 2018
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2017

Feinstein's at the Nikko announced today the exciting lineup of artists who will perform on-stage during the first quarter of 2018. Tickets for all performances are on-sale now and available by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketfly.com. (more...)

Telly Leung's ALADDIN Co-Stars to Join Him at The Wall Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2017

Broadway and television star Telly Leung (Allegiance, Godspell, Rent, Fox TV's Glee ) will perform a one-night-only concert at The Wall Street Theater (71 Wall Street; Norwalk, CT 06850) on Monday, December 11 at 7:30 PM, his night off from his star turn in the title role of Disney's Aladdin on Broadway. (more...)

BWW Review: Rare Stage Version of A CHRISTMAS STORY Shines at SMP
by Don Grigware - Nov 20, 2017

Remember the classic 1983 film in which little Ralphie Parker (Griffin Sanford) in a small town in Indiana in 1940 wants a BB gun and formulates an elaborate plan to get one from Santa Claus? 'You'll shoot your eye out!' everyone complains. The movie contains one of the funniest scenes on film where little Flick (Jude Gomez) gets his tongue frozen on the school flag pole. Now in a rare production of the adapted movie script by Philip Grecian, A Christmas Story is live onstage with a bevy of kids, 14 in fact, and a whole lot of quaint antics, meticulously directed by artistic director Christian Lebano, at SMP through December 31. (more...)

Podcast: 'Half Hour Call w/ Chris King' with Tony-Nominated MISS SAIGON Star Eva Noblezada
by Half Hour Call with Chris King - Nov 20, 2017

Today's guest is Eva Noblezada. Eva is currently staring as Kim in MISS SAIGON on Broadway. This episode you find out how she went from being a 17-year-old junior in High School to becoming a Tony nominated actress all within four years! (more...)

CLUB SWIZZLE Returns To Adelaide
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2017

Club Swizzle is back! From the creators of La Soir e and following its much talked about premiere Adelaide season in 2016, the m lange of outrageous cabaret, air-defying acrobatics and infectious musical revelry returns (with a twist), for a limited run. What better way to celebrate the silly season by getting your Swizzle on! (more...)

Panto Spectacular BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Will Play at The Queen's Theatre Hornchurch
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2017

Christmas is coming (oh yes it is!) which can only mean one thing, it's panto time! This year's festive treat at the Queen's Theatre Hornchurch, Beauty and the Beast is the fastest-selling pantomime in the theatre's history. With a phenomenal 24, 291 tickets already sold, audiences should book now to avoid disappointment! It runs from 30 November - 7 January. (more...)

Jenn Gambatese, Lisa Howard, Mykal Kilgore and More to Bring Broadway Back to Landmark on Main
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2017

One night only! 'Broadway on Main Street' returns to Landmark on Saturday, January 6 at 8 PM. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: November 20-26, 2017
by BWW Special - Nov 20, 2017

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

INDUSTRY: Social Insight Report - November 20, 2017 - Once On This Island, The Band's Visit, and Meteor Shower Top Growth!
by Alan Henry - Nov 20, 2017

The top growing current Broadway musicals were Once On this Island (6.58%), The Band's Visit (6.17%), Spongebob (4.43%), Dear Evan Hansen (2.66%) and School of Rock (2.17%). The top growing current Broadway plays were Meteor Shower (10.51%), M. Butterfly (5.48%), and Play That Goes Wrong (1.71%). (more...)

VIDEO: Triple Dog-Dare You! Watch Teaser for A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE!
by TV News Desk - Nov 20, 2017

The most beloved Christmas movie of all-time, becomes the season's biggest television event. Don't miss A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE, DEC 17 at 7/6c on FOX and check out a new teaser below! (more...)

Playhouse Theatre Announces Shona White As Patron
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2017

Scottish actress, singer and musical theatre star Shona White has accepted an invitation to become Patron of The Playhouse Theatre in London's West End. (more...)

Dorothy to Play the Fox Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2017

Dorothy is coming to the Fox Theatre on Saturday, March 3, 2018. (more...)

VIDEO: Marriott Theatre presents SLEEPING BEAUTY
by Stage Tube - Nov 20, 2017

Experience one prince's journey to save his beautiful princess with Marc Robin's musical adaptation of the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale, SLEEPING BEAUTY, brought to life for children of all ages at The Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences, 10 Marriott Drive in Lincolnshire, from November 10 through December 30, 2017, with a press opening on Saturday, November 18 at 10:00 a.m. Filled with unconventional personalities, broken rules, and quests aplenty, this colorful, musical fairy tale will be directed and choreographed by Scott Weinstein. (more...)

Photo Flash: BRIGADOON Gets Kilted Up and More Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2017

Yesterday was 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 BRIGADOON takes us to the Highlands with enough tartan to last a lifetime, and as many men in kilts! Check out more Saturday Intermission Pics below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Ally Borgstrom in CINDERELLA at The Growing Stage 11/24 to 12/17
by Marina Kennedy - Nov 19, 2017

Broadwayworld.com had the pleasure of interviewing Ally Borgstrom who plays Cinderella in CINDERELLA: A Holiday Musical at The Growing Stage, The Children's Theatre of New Jersey. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret: Ben Vereen, Katharine McPhee & More This Week!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2017

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...)

BWW Interview: Caissie Levy at Feinstein's at the Nikko
by Robert Sokol - Nov 18, 2017

Caissie Levy shares some thoughts on fitting in some cabaret gigs between Frozen runs and how motherhood has changed her approach to her career. (more...)

BWW Review: RACHEL TUCKER, Shoreditch Town Hall
by Nicky Sweetland - Nov 18, 2017

Following a hugely successful UK tour and an engagement at the acclaimed Feinstein's/54 Below in New York, West End star Rachel Tucker has become a celebrated solo performer. (more...)

Watch New Benjamin Booker Tiny Desk Concert + Austin City Limits Performances
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017

Benjamin Booker is closing out 2017 with a bang, beginning last weekend when he performed on Austin City Limits with soulful urgency. The Chicago Tribune describes his stage presence as 'hypnotic...he threw one hand in the air to emphasize what should be emphasized, but never did too Much. Has he been studying later career performanfes from the late, great Marvin Gaye?' Watch him perform 'Witness' and 'Right On You' on the ACL stage now. (more...)

WICKED's Alli Mauzey Joins Charlotte Sweet in Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017

As previously announced, Feinstein's/54 Below will welcome The Second Act Series back to their stage with a one-night-only concert of the much-loved musical Charlotte Sweet. Joining the starry ensemble are Justin Chevalier (The Last Seance) as Ludlow Ladd and Broadway's Alli Mauzey (Cry-Baby, Wicked) as Skitzy Scofield. (more...)

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