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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


Exclusive Photo Coverage: WICKED Cast Gets In the Holiday Spirit for Carols For A Cure!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Dec 9, 2018

Below, check out exclusive photos of the cast of Wicked as they record their track, 'A New Earth.' (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret: Tony Yazbeck, Matt Doyle, Rebecca Luker & Many More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2018

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: Matt Doyle, Tony Yazbeck, Broadway Goes A Cappella, and The Nightmare Before Christmas: The Concert (more...)

Idina Menzel Rings in the Holiday Season at Apple's Annual Concert
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2018

Apple hosted its annual Beer Bash employee gathering in California this week, to celebrate the start of the holiday season, according to Mac Rumors. (more...)

Chris Crocco & FLUID Will Appear At SpoonFed NYC
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2018

Jazz has come back to Hell's Kitchen! Weekly concerts showcasing the best musicians in NYC. New Jazz Club SpoonFed NYC, located in the heart of the theatre district, has recently become the home for New York City Jazz Guitarist Chris Crocco. He leads his modern jazz ensemble called FLUID on Wednesday nights. (more...)

Yiddish FIDDER ON THE ROOF's Michael Einav Will Take Over Instagram Tomorrow!
by Jeffrey Vizcaino - Dec 7, 2018

Go behind the scenes of the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene's critically-acclaimed Yiddish language production of Fiddler on the Roof with Michael Einav, as he takes over the BroadwayWorld Instagram tomorrow, December 8th! Follow along as Einav takes you behind the scenes of the show! Be sure to tune in! (more...)

THE LION KING, WEST SIDE STORY, and More are Coming to a Screen Near You in BWW's December Stage-to-Screen Report
by TV News Desk - Dec 7, 2018

There have been many announcements in the last few weeks about upcoming stage to screen adaptations. WEST SIDE STORY announced a casting call for Maria, the first official teaser for THE LION KING was released, and RENT LIVE released the first cast photoshoot. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST At Everyman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2018

Everyman Theatre's next show in the 2018-2019 season is The Importance of Being Earnest, a light-hearted romantic comedy packed with twists, turns, and witty repartee. Directed by Joseph W. Ritsch Artistic Director of Rep Stage, the tale of worlds turned topsy-turvy with assumed identities lampoons the absurdity of Victorian virtues. The Everyman production showcases a subtext that is as relevant today as it was to its intended 19th-century audience-Wilde's 'bachelor' compatriots-inside jokes abound through subtly scripted details. The play runs December 4 - December 30, 2018.  (more...)

PORN AWARDS: THE MUSICAL Comes to Rockwell: Table & Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2018

Max Ziegfeld's Porn Awards: The Musical!, welcoming you to The Annual Golden Dick Awards, will hit Rockwell: Table & Stage Dec. 18 at 8 PM. (more...)

Matt Doyle: Make The Season Bright, A Well-Strung Christmas, Lorna Luft Come to Feinstein's/54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 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. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look At Matt Crowle In Goodman Theatre's THE SANTALAND DIARIES
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2018

This holiday season, Goodman Theatre presents The Santaland Diaries-David Sedaris' 'vivid, hilarious portrait of family Christmas with his deft combination of Wicked humor and scalpel-sharp observation' (Chicago Magazine). Adapted by Joe Mantello and directed by longtime Goodman Artistic Associate Steve Scott, this 'theatrical stocking stuffer' (Chicago Reader) is perfect for those who prefer their eggnog spiked. Chicago favorite Matt Crowle makes his Goodman debut in a solo performance as the strapped-for-cash struggling actor who takes a job as 'Crumpet,' an elf at Macy's Santaland-and his hilarious observations are more naughty than nice. The Santaland Diaries appears November 30 - December 30 in the Owen Theatre (opening night is December 6 at 7pm) in the Goodman's Owen Theatre (170 N. Dearborn); tickets ($15-45; subject to change) go on sale today by telephone 312.443.3800 or online GoodmanTheatre.org/Santaland. For 'mature elves' only. (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Presented by SeatGeek: December 6, 2018
by BWW Special - Dec 6, 2018

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

Poets Inua Ellams And Hussain Manawer Join Judging Panel For Wicked Young Writer Awards
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2018

Wicked YOUNG WRITER AWARDS (www.Wickedyoungwriterawards.com), created by the producers of the musical Wicked in partnership with the National Literacy Trust (www.literacytrust.org.uk), are delighted to announce that the poet, playwright and performer Inua Ellams (Barber Shop Chronicles) and the international poet and mental health campaigner Hussain Manawer are both joining this year's judging panel. The author, award-winning journalist and former Labour MP Ed Balls returns to the judging panel for a third year, alongside Editor-in-Chief of First News, Nicky Cox MBE. Author and illustrator of the How to Train Your Dragon and The Wizard of Once books, Cressida Cowell, returns as Head Judge for the fifth consecutive year, together with long-standing judges Jonathan Douglas, Director of the National Literacy Trust and Michael McCabe, Executive Producer (UK) of Wicked. (more...)

THE PROM, THE CHER SHOW, and More Will Take Part in 2019 Kids' Night On Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2018

The Broadway League has announced that Kids' Night on Broadway tickets are on sale now at KidsNightonBroadway.com. Kids' Night on Broadway will take place in New York City on Tuesday, February 26, 2019. (more...)

Idina Menzel Joins Roundabout Spring Gala, Honoring John Lithgow
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2018

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) announces Idina Menzel will join the 2019 Gala evening celebrating John Lithgow with The Jason Robards Award for Excellence in Theatre on Monday, February 25, 2019 at the Ziegfeld Ballroom. Menzel will perform a unique concert created exclusively for the special occasion. (more...)

Donmar Warehouse Announces Full Casting For BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2018

The Donmar Warehouse today announces full casting for Berberian Sound Studio conceived for the stage by Joel Horwood and Tom Scutt. Joining the previously announced Tom Brooke, Enzo Cilenti and Tom Espiner are Eugenia Caruso, Sidney Kean, Lore Lixenberg, Luke Pasqualino, Lara Rossi, Beatrice Scirocchi and Hemi Yeroham. (more...)

The Boy Band Project Debuts Their HOLIDAY BRUNCH At The Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2018

THE GREEN ROOM 42 - Broadway's new contemporary cabaret club - will present The Boy Band Project in the premiere of their special "Holiday Boy Band Brunch" on Sunday, December 16 at 2:00 PM. An interactive musical thrill-fest, The Boy Band Project are four sexy guys bringing you all the moves, music and magic of your favorite boy band holiday albums. The group has created an exciting show that re-imagines the sound, movement and energy of NSync, Backstreet Boys, Hanson, One Direction, Boyz II Men, and more.  (more...)

BWW Review: Actor's Gym Unearths a Gem in FALLEN ANGELS
by Perry Tannenbaum - Dec 6, 2018

Two wives grapple with the prospect of meeting their common old flame in Noel Coward's FALLEN ANGELS, a situation that played out very differently in 1925 than it does today. (more...)

The 'West of Broadway' Podcast Discusses the National Tour of COME FROM AWAY, ELF at Musical Theatre West, MARRY POPPINS RETURNS
by West of Broadway - Dec 6, 2018

On this episode we discuss the first national tour of the Tony Award-winning Broadway smash COME FROM AWAY which opened its Los Angeles engagement on November 28th at the Ahmanson theatre... and we were there!!! (more...)

Photo Flash: NYCCHP Treats 800 Homeless Children to KING KONG
by Marika O'Hara - Dec 6, 2018

On December 4, The New York City Children's Holiday Party brought nearly 800 children from 38 different homeless shelters to experience the epic musical King Kong. After the performance, each child received gifts and a backpack with educational supplies and departed the show with a merry send-off from Santa Claus. (more...)

BWW Blog: BA Programs are Good and Here's Why
by Student Blogger: Kiana Holmes - Dec 6, 2018

Dear High School Seniors: BA programs are good and here's why (more...)

CRT Presents THE WOMEN By Clare Boothe Luce
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2018

City Repertory Theatre presents a staged reading of THE WOMEN, an all female 1936 classic, on Friday and Saturday, January 11 and 12 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, January 13 at 3 pm. The production brings together a star-studded ensemble of 10 of CRT's best actresses headed by Annie Gaybis, Anne Kraft and Julia Davidson Truilo. Every secret is laid bare in this no-holds barred struggle for social position, power and the 'right man'. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN Cast Members Set For Broadway Sessions This Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2018

BROADWAY SESSIONS is described as an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway guest each week. The show is created and hosted by Ben Cameron (Bway Wicked, Aida, Footloose, Dance Captain Dance Attack web series) and features musical director Joshua Stephen Kartes on piano. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Give the Gift of Broadway This Holiday Season with Items from BC/EFA!
by BroadwayGirl NYC - Dec 5, 2018

'It's December again? How did that happen? Where did 2018 go? And more importantly... how am I going to get all of my holiday shopping done?!' (more...)

BWW Review: Blessings for All in A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Hale Centre Theatre
by Hayley Westwood - Dec 5, 2018

While the tale has long been a classic, and the story much beloved at Christmastime, the direction and cast of the Hale Centre Theatre's A CHRISTMAS CAROL will make you feel as though it's the first time you're seeing it. (more...)

Annaleigh Ashford to Play Judy Holliday in SMART BLONDE
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2018

Tony winner, Annaleigh Ashford has been cast as Judy Holliday in' Smart Blonde,' a biopic about about Oscar-winning actress, according to Deadline. (more...)

Tee Boyich, Claybourne Elder, John Riddle & More Star In BROADWAY SINGS LADY GAGA: UNPLUGGED
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2018

The starry lineup is set for the fifth monthly concert in the new year-long Broadway Sings spinoff series, Broadway Sings: Unplugged. On December 10 at 7pm and 9:30pm, The Green Room 42 will present Unplugged: Lady Gaga, featuring original 'unplugged' arrangements of the singer-songwriter's hits, orchestrated for an acoustic band. (more...)

Broadway Meets Sketch Comedy with SHIZ at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents a monthly run of SHIZ beginning Friday, January 18th at 11:30 PM. Your favorite musical theater characters find themselves smack in the middle of sketches in this Broadway-meets-comedy mash-up show, written by UCB's finest and featuring actors from the casts of Wicked, Great Comet, Fun Home and more. Imagine if the Tonys were hijacked by SNL. (more...)

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Comes to Theatre Royal Winchester
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2018

Theatre Royal Winchester's traditional family pantomime Beauty and the Beast is now open and receiving rave reviews from audience members! (more...)

First Casting Announced For DEAR ELIZABETH At The Gate Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2018

The Gate Theatre have announced their next production, Dear Elizabeth, a two-hander by award winning US playwright Sarah Ruhl will be performed by a series of guest actors including Travis Alabanza, Jade Anouka,Tim Crouch, Tamsin Greig and Alex Jennings. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Look at BC/EFA's Record-Breaking RED BUCKET FOLLIES
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2018

Equality, inclusion and joy permeated the performances at this year's poignant and record-breaking Red Bucket Follies. The show celebrated six weeks of enthusiastic fundraising by 67 Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring shows for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. See highlights from the evening below! (more...)

BWW Review: La Bibbia Riveduta e Scorretta, l'ultima eccezionale fatica degli Oblivion
by Maria Chiara Parmiani - Dec 5, 2018

Negli Stati Uniti musical originali come The Book of Mormon, parodia estremamente dissacrante di certi movimenti religiosi, vincono Tony Awards come se piovessero. È possibile in Italia essere irriverenti e allo stesso tempo rispettosi del Credo piu diffuso nel nostro paese? (more...)

Win 2 House Seats to KINKY BOOTS, Plus a Backstage Tour
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2018

See Kinky Boots, now in it's 5th smash hit year on Broadway! Then go backstage for an exclusive tour with Ryan Fielding Garrett! Kinky Boots is the winner of every major Best Musical award, including the Tony, the Grammy, and the London's Olivier Award! (more...)

Three Weeks Left To Vote For the BWW San Antonio Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 10, 2018

There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld San Antonio Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Three Weeks Left To Vote For the BWW San Diego Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 10, 2018

There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld San Diego Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Serge Clivio Returns To Feinstein's/54Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Serge Clivio in An Evening with Serge Clivio… (and Friends)! on Tuesday, January 29th at 9:30pm. Back by popular demand and fresh off the success of his first headlining concert, Sticks & Stones, actor, singer and recording artist, Serge Clivio, returns to Feinstein's/54 Below's stage with a brand new show! Find out how Serge grew up to love so many different genres of music and how they all have shaped him into the performer and vocalist that he is today. With the help of some very special guests, this intimate and inspirational evening will leave audiences dreaming big and wanting more! (more...)

BWW TV: MEAN GIRLS and WICKED Continue the Holiday Season at Broadway Under the Stars- Watch the Performances!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 10, 2018

Later today, December 10, The Shops at Columbus Circle (10 Columbus Circle) will continue its third year of Broadway Under the Stars, a five-week series of free public performances taking place this holiday season. Select cast from today's hottest Broadway musicals will perform against the backdrop of the famous twelve massive stars. These stars are the largest specialty crafted exhibit of illuminated color display in the world, which hang from the 100-foot-high ceilings. Performances are free to attend and open to the public, no reservations or tickets are required. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine and TOOTSIE's Lilli Cooper
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Dec 10, 2018

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with Broadway alum Ilana Levine, who makes her entrance onto the podcast stage with her new show Little Known Facts. Ilana's unique brand of celebrity interview, 'Podcast Verite,' is unfiltered, raw, honest and uniquely funny. (more...)

Bid Now on 2 Tickets to SUMMER Plus a Backstage Tour with Jared Zirilli
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2018

See the jukebox musical, The Donna Summer Musical, with 2 tickets, then go backstage with cast member Jared Zirilli in New York City. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 12/9/18
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2018

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 12/9/2018. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: December 10-16, 2018
by BWW Special - Dec 10, 2018

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for December 10-16, 2018. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 12/10
by BWW Special - Dec 10, 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 12/9/2018. (more...)

Local Five-year-old Twins Cast As Lula For The Houston Engagement of WAITRESS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2018

The Tony nominated musical WAITRESS, playing at the Hobby Center January 29 - February 3, 2019 has cast two young area actresses to take on the role of "Lulu" during the Houston engagement. (more...)

INDUSTRY: Social Insight Report - December 10th - THE CHER SHOW and NETWORK Top Growth!
by Jeffrey Vizcaino - Dec 10, 2018

The top growing current Broadway musicals were The Cher Show (+23.09%), The Prom (+3.13%), King Kong (+1.89%), Once On this Island (+1.85%) and My Fair Lady (+1.85%). The top growing current Broadway plays were Network (+14.08%), To Kill A Mockingbird (+11.20%), The New One (+8.00%), The Waverly Gallery (+6.85%) and Torch Song (+6.16%). The top growing upcoming Broadway productions were Tootsie The Musical (+11.11%), Moulin Rouge (+4.87%), Hadestown (+3.62%), Ain't Too Proud (+2.91%) and Be More Chill (+1.91%). (more...)

Ring In 2019 At The Sheen Center! Lineup Of Events Announced
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2018

The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture has announced its 2019 winter/spring season, a rich program of theater, film, music, poetry, art, and talk events featuring artists and thought leaders including Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter;Tony Award winner Lena Hall; Grammy Award-winning musician and recording artist Eileen Ivers; Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award nomineeAlexander Gemignani;and journalist and former Wall Street Journal columnist Sohrab Ahmari. (more...)

BWW Interview: Erica Miner Author of DEATH BY OPERA
by Peter Danish - Dec 10, 2018

BWW Interview: Erica Miner author of DEATH BY OPERA (more...)

Ivoryton Playhouse Announces 2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2018

On March 20th, 2019 The Ivoryton Playhouse opens its doors for a new season - a year full of exciting, affordable professional theatre. Plays for romantics and plays for cynics; shows for families and shows for sweethearts;  music from the movies and Broadway as well as zany comedies and classic dramas- the Ivoryton Playhouse 2019 season has something for everyone and more than you ever expected. (more...)

Three Weeks Left To Vote For the BWW Chicago Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 10, 2018

There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Suzie Mathers Returns To Australia To Star In BARNUM The Circus Musical
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2018

BARNUM, one of Broadway's most treasured musicals, returns to Australia in an all-new spectacular production. From visionary director Tyran Parke, this new production will play an exclusive engagement at Melbourne's most intimate professional musical theatre venue, the Comedy Theatre for a strictly limited time from April 27 2019. (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 12/10: Signature Theatre's FABULATION, OR THE RE-EDUCATION OF UNDINE Opens Tonight, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Dec 10, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Signature Theatre's FABULATION, OR THE RE-EDUCATION OF UNDINE officially opens tonight, and more! (more...)

Three Weeks Left To Vote For the BWW Detroit Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 10, 2018

There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Detroit Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

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