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Sunday, October 30, 2022

Katie Brayben is Divine in ‘Tammy Faye’ Musical at Almeida by Billy McEntee

'Tammy Faye' is now playing in London at Almeida Theatre Company with Katie Brayben taking on the titular role of a controversial TV star. The post Katie Brayben is Divine in ‘Tammy Faye…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 07:43PM
Thursday, October 27, 2022

‘The Burnt City,’ Punchdrunk’s Latest, is a Strong Follow-Up to ‘Sleep No More’ by Billy McEntee

The creators behind 'Sleep No More' follow the beats of that successful immersive piece in their latest show, 'The Burnt City,' now in London. The post ‘The Burnt City,’ Punchdrunk’s L…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 09:33PM

Nathan Lane Sets Return to Broadway in Sharr White’s ‘Pictures From Home’ by Billy McEntee

Tony Award winner Nathan Lane will return to Broadway this winter in Pictures From Home, a world premiere new play by Sharr White. The post Nathan Lane Sets Return to Broadway in Sharr Whi…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 08:19AM
Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Just in Time for Halloween, Witches Come to The National Theatre by Billy McEntee

"The Crucible," now at the National Theatre in London, will be broadcast in cinemas via NT Live on January 26 in the UK and March 2 in the US. The post Just in Time for Halloween, Witches Co…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 08:13PM
Monday, October 24, 2022

West End Hit Stage Adaptation of ‘Life Of Pi’ Will Transfer to Broadway by Billy McEntee

The celebrated stage adaption of Yann Martel's beloved novel "Life of Pi" will transfer to Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre this spring. The post West End Hit Stage Adaptation of ‘Lif…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 04:49PM
Friday, October 21, 2022

‘Back to the Future: The Musical’ Will Hit Broadway in 2023 by Billy McEntee

'Back to the Future: The Musical' will arrive on Broadway at the Winter Garden Theatre on June 30, 2023, with an official opening set for August 3. The post ‘Back to the Future: The Musica…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 02:25PM
Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Meet the Cast of ‘& Juliet,’ Starting Previews Oct 28 by Billy McEntee

The cast includes Lorna Courtney, Melanie La Barrie, Ben Jackson Walker, Paulo Szot, Betsy Wolfe, Stark Sands, Justin David Sullivan, and Phillippe Arroyo. The post Meet the Cast of ‘&…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 11:13AM
Monday, October 17, 2022

‘Broadway Blockbusters’ Brings Stars to Carnegie Hall on Nov 18 by Billy McEntee

Nikki Renée Daniels, Jordan Donica, Matt Doyle, and Melissa Errico come to Carnegie Hall on November 18 to share showtune standards. The post ‘Broadway Blockbusters’ Brings Stars to Car…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 01:33PM
Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Theater Buff: Ryan J. Haddad Brings Joyful Life to a 13-Year-Old Queer Diva in “american (tele)visions” by Billy McEntee

Actor and writer Ryan J. Haddad talks with The Broadway Blog about "american (tele)visions," at New York Theatre Workshop through October 16. The post Theater Buff: Ryan J. Haddad Brings Joy…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 08:55PM

Meet The Star of London’s ‘A Single Man’ Adaptation by Billy McEntee

Theo Fraser Steele takes on the titular role in this new adaptation of Charles Isherwood's classic gay novel of longing and identity. The post Meet The Star of London’s ‘A Single Man’ …

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 10:07AM
Monday, October 10, 2022

Discussing Arts Education, Mentorship and ‘Creative Muse’ With Theater Vet Krystal Renée by Billy McEntee

The Broadway Blog spoke to theater veteran Krystal Renée about her time with 'Stomp,' her work with Creative Muse, and the importance of arts education. The post Discussing Arts Education,…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 01:19PM

Transport Group Revives Edward Albee’s ‘A Delicate Balance’ with Asian-American Cast by Billy McEntee

This production is the first Off-Broadway revival of Albee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, as well as the first production to feature a full cast of Asian-American actors.  The post Transp…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 01:19PM
Friday, October 7, 2022

‘Cost of Living’ Reveals the Beating Hearts within Unsung Lives by Billy McEntee

Martyna Majok’s play, now at Manhattan Theatre Club, won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2018 and is groundbreaking in its depiction and casting of disabled people. The post ‘Cost of Liv…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 01:03PM
Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Five Shows You Can’t Miss in London This Fall by Billy McEntee

The Broadway Blog shares five shows you absolutely cannot miss both on and off London's West End this fall, from revivals to brand new musicals. The post Five Shows You Can’t Miss in Londo…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 02:07PM
Monday, October 3, 2022

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Bad Cinderella’ Will Hit Broadway Next Year by Billy McEntee

Andrew Lloyd Webber's new musical 'Bad Cinderella' is headed to Broadway in February, starring newcomer Linedy Genao in the title role. The post Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Bad Cinderella’ …

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 02:55PM
Sunday, October 2, 2022

Full Cast of Off-Broadway’s ‘Merrily We Roll Along’ Announced by Billy McEntee

The cast also now features Krystal Joy Brown as Gussie, Katie Rose Clarke as Beth, Talia Simone Robinson as Meg, and Reg Rogers as Joe. The post Full Cast of Off-Broadway’s ‘Merr…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 03:55PM
Friday, September 30, 2022

Cast Set For Pre-Broadway Tryout of ‘Shucked,’ New Musical Solving the Corn-Undrum Of A Divided America by Billy McEntee

A raft of Broadway veterans will lead the regional tryout of new Broadway-bound musical 'Shucked,' which plays Utah’s Pioneer Theatre Company this fall. The post Cast Set For Pre-Broadway …

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 01:43PM
Thursday, September 29, 2022

Kathleen Chalfant Will Bring ‘Year of Magical Thinking’ to Living Rooms Across New York City by Billy McEntee

Kathleen Chalfant will tour Joan Didion's 'The Year of Magical Thinking' across New York City, performing in living rooms, libraries, and community spaces. The post Kathleen Chalfant Will …

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 03:55PM
Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Imelda Staunton Will Lead ‘Hello, Dolly!’ in West End by Billy McEntee

Hello, Imelda! The Olivier Award-winning actress will return to the West End to take on the titular role in Jerry Herman's musical comedy "Hello, Dolly!" in 2024.  The post Imelda Staunto…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 11:19AM
Monday, September 26, 2022

‘Bridgerton’ Star Jonathan Bailey Will Play Fiyero in ‘Wicked’ Movies by Billy McEntee

Star of theater and television Jonathan Bailey, lead of 'Bridgerton' and West End play 'Cock,' will play Fiyero in the two-part upcoming 'Wicked' movies. The post ‘Bridgerton’ Star Jona…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 05:43PM
Friday, September 23, 2022

Review: ‘Stranger Sings! The Parody Musical’ Is Still Seeking #JusticeForBarb by Billy McEntee

Broadway Blog reviews 'Stranger Sings! The Parody Musical,' the 'Stranger Things' send-up now running at Playhouse 46 at St. Luke's. The post Review: ‘Stranger Sings! The Parody Musical’…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 04:07PM
Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Performances Have Begun for ‘The Piano Lesson’ by Billy McEntee

August Wilson's acclaimed drama returns to Broadway after thirty years, playing to a sold-out house. The revival runs for 17 weeks only. The post Performances Have Begun for ‘The Piano Les…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 03:37PM
Monday, September 19, 2022

‘The Phantom of the Opera’ Will Close on Broadway, Ending Historic 35-Year Run by Billy McEntee

The longest-running production in Broadway history, Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'The Phantom of the Opera,' will close February 2023. The post ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ Will Close on Broadwa…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 01:13PM

‘Monet’s Garden, The Immersive Experience’ Comes to NYC November 1 by Billy McEntee

"Monet’s Garden" thrusts visitors into a multi-sensory and multimedia voyage that reveals the inspiration behind some of the world’s greatest masterpieces. The post ‘Monet’s Garden,…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 01:13PM
Thursday, September 15, 2022

Watch: Little Amal Arrives at JFK, Beginning 17 Days of Events Across Five Boroughs by Billy McEntee

Little Amal arrived in New York City to a musical welcome at JFK airport led by the Met Orchestra, kicking off 17 days of events across five boroughs. The post Watch: Little Amal Arrives at …

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 11:19AM
Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Lillias White Takes the Stage as Hermes in ‘Hadestown’ by Billy McEntee

Watch a new video from the official "Hadestown" social media account showing the thunderous applause Lillias White received at her first entrance. The post Lillias White Takes the Stage as H…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 12:25PM
Tuesday, September 13, 2022

‘The Music Man’ Sets Broadway Closing Date by Billy McEntee

The smash hit Broadway revival of 'The Music Man' led by Tony-winners Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster has announced its closing date. The post ‘The Music Man’ Sets Broadway Closing Date …

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 01:25PM
Monday, September 12, 2022

‘Heathers: The Musical’ Releases First Clip Ahead of Streamed Release on Roku by Billy McEntee

Roku has released an exclusive clip of the "Heathers: The Musical" live capture ahead of its release on Friday via The Roku Channel. The post ‘Heathers: The Musical’ Releases First Clip …

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 03:33PM
Friday, September 9, 2022

‘Into the Woods’ Extends One Final Time by Billy McEntee

Jordan Roth announced that the hugely acclaimed revival of "Into the Woods" will be extended one final time through Sunday, January 8, 2023.   The post ‘Into the Woods’ Extends One F…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 11:19AM
Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford ‘Sweeney Todd’ Coming to Broadway by Billy McEntee

The rumored Broadway revival of 'Sweeney Todd' was confirmed this morning, with Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford officially leading the cast. The post Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford ‘…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 12:12PM
Monday, September 5, 2022

‘The Piano Lesson’ Unveils its New Broadway Marquee by Billy McEntee

"The Piano Lesson" is directed by Tony nominee LaTanya Richardson Jackson, the first woman to ever direct an August Wilson play on Broadway. The post ‘The Piano Lesson’ Unveils its Ne…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 11:03AM

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