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Monday, September 23, 2019

Cynthia Erivo and Shoshana Bean Will Reunite for Night Divine at the Apollo Theater by Adam Hetrick

After a sold-out debut last December, Erivo and Bean return to the historic Harlem venue for the soulful celebration of the holiday season.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:24PM

Justin Guarini and Chad Kimball to Headline Random Acts Benefit Concert by Adam Hetrick

The upcoming concert will take place at Rockwood Music Hall.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:04PM

Stiles and Drewe’s Gay Cinderella Update, Soho Cinders, to Play London’s Charing Cross Theatre by Adam Hetrick

The Olivier Award-winning writers recently opened their world-premiere musical Becoming Nancy at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:04PM

Read Reviews for U.S. Premiere of The King’s Speech, Starring Harry Hadden-Paton and James Frain by Adam Hetrick

The production, which opened September 20 at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, will go on to play regional engagements across the U.S.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:19AM

Broadway Licensing Picks Up Rights to The Shawshank Redemption Stage Adaptation by Adam Hetrick

The stage production is based on the Stephen King novella, best known for its 1994 film adaptation.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:02AM
Friday, September 20, 2019

West Coast Premiere of Grumpy Old Men: The Musical, Starring Hal Linden, Ken Page, and Cathy Rigby, Begins at La Mirada by Adam Hetrick

The musical, based on the 1993 Warner Bros. movie, will officially open September 21.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:28PM

Directors and Choreographers Named for NAMT Festival of New Musicals by Adam Hetrick

Eight new musicals will be presented October 24–25 at New World Stages.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:17PM

Xanadu Tour, Starring RuPaul’s Drag Race Favorites Jinkx Monsoon and Ginger Minj, Canceled by Adam Hetrick

The tour was slated to launch September 29 in Baltimore.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:26PM

Lesli Margherita, Emma Williams, and Ricardo Afonso to Star in London Concert of Zorro: The Musical by Adam Hetrick

Margherita will repeat her Olivier Award-winning performance as Inez in the one-night-only concert of the Gipsy Kings musical at Cadogan Hall.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:26AM
Thursday, September 19, 2019

The Hip Hop Nutcracker Will Return to the Road This Holiday Season by Adam Hetrick

Lortel Award-winning KPOP choreographer Jennifer Weber helms the production that blends Tchaikovsky’s original work with rap and hip hop.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:43PM

Casting Announced for World-Premiere Musical Broadbend, Arkansas Off-Broadway by Adam Hetrick

The musical traces the experience of an African-American family over three generations.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:54AM

To Kill a Mockingbird Executive Producers Sue Wagner and John Johnson Launch Production Company by Adam Hetrick

Upcoming projects include the musical adaptation of Almost Famous.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:06AM
Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Ali Ewoldt and Amanda Jane Cooper Will Join Isaac Sutton at Feinstein’s/54 Below by Adam Hetrick

The recent stars of The Phantom of the Opera and Wicked will appear during the October 5 encore engagement of Broadway Israel.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:53PM

Marvin Hamlisch International Music Awards Add Musical Theatre Category by Adam Hetrick

The awards recognize the work of emerging composers from across the world.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:37AM

Tony Winner Beth Leavel, Bonnie Milligan, and Adam Kantor Set for Best in Shows Fundraiser by Adam Hetrick

Tony nominee Andy Karl and Orfeh will be honored with the Humane Society of New York’s Sandy Fund Award.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:24AM

Anastasia National Tour Finds Its New Dmitry by Adam Hetrick

Find out who’s joining Lila Coogan and Jason Michael Evans when the Ahrens and Flaherty musical arrives in Los Angeles next month.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:55AM
Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Melissa Errico to Release Expanded Edition of 2011 Album Legrand Affair by Adam Hetrick

The Tony Award nominee will celebrate the deluxe re-release with a concert engagement at Feinstein’s/54 Below November 8–9.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:13PM

Cast Set for New National Tour of The Color Purple by Adam Hetrick

The tour of the Tony Award-winning revival will open in New Orleans in October.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:58PM

The Devil Wears Prada Will Play Chicago Pre-Broadway Engagement Next Summer by Adam Hetrick

Elton John, Shaina Taub, and Paul Rudnick are writing the stage adaptation of the novel and film.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:33AM

George Salazar, Mj Rodriguez, and Amber Riley Begin Little Shop of Horrors in Pasadena by Adam Hetrick

Tony nominee Kevin Chamberlin and T.V. Carpio join them in the Howard Ashman-Alan Menken musical that begins previews September 17.

SOURCE: Playbill at 08:26AM
Monday, September 16, 2019

Bonnie Milligan and Natalie Walker Will Return to Feinstein’s/54 Below for Halloween by Adam Hetrick

Their recent one-night-only concert sold out within two days of its announcement.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:10PM

Read Reviews for West Coast Premiere of Skintight, Starring Idina Menzel by Adam Hetrick

The Joshua Harmon play opened September 12 at the Geffen Playhouse, featuring its original trio of New York stars.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:25PM

Watch London Cast of The Prince of Egypt Perform ‘When You Believe’ by Adam Hetrick

The 38-member cast, led by Alexia Khadime, Christine Allado, and Luke Brady, performed the Oscar-winning song at the show's press launch.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:39AM
Sunday, September 15, 2019

Read Reviews for Derren Brown: Secret on Broadway by Adam Hetrick

The Olivier Award-winning illusionist and mentalist returns to New York with Secret, which originated Off-Broadway in 2017.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:01PM

Phyllis Newman, Tony-Winning Actor and Women’s Healthcare Advocate, Dies at 87 by Adam Hetrick

The Subways Are for Sleeping star was also the first recipient of the Isabelle Stevenson Award.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:34PM

Derren Brown: Secret Opens on Broadway September 15 by Adam Hetrick

The two-time Olivier Award-winning mentalist and illusionist makes his Broadway debut at the Cort Theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Friday, September 13, 2019

Musical Adaptation of Almost Famous Begins at the Old Globe September 13 by Adam Hetrick

Colin Donnell and Solea Pfeiffer co-star in the world-premiere production based on the Cameron Crowe film.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:28PM
Thursday, September 12, 2019

Telly Leung Will Return to The Green Room 42 With Sing Happy by Adam Hetrick

The recent star of Broadway’s Aladdin will take audiences through his memorable performances in Rent, Godspell, and Glee.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:52PM

Olivia Newton-John’s Black Leather Jacket From Grease to Be Sold at Auction by Adam Hetrick

Costumes and memorabilia from Xanadu are also included in the collection.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:01PM

Smash Stars Krysta Rodriguez and Andy Mientus to Reunite at Feinstein’s/54 Below by Adam Hetrick

The Book of Mormon Tony winner Nikki M. James and upcoming Jagged Little Pill cast member Kathryn Gallagher will also appear.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:41PM

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Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
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