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Thursday, February 8, 2024

Kristin Chenoweth and F. Murray Abraham Set for Pre-Broadway Premiere of Stephen Schwartz's The Queen of Versailles in Boston by Darryn King

The Queen of Versailles, a new musical reuniting Wicked composer-lyricist Stephen Schwartz with Tony and Emmy Award winner Kristin Chenoweth, will have its world premiere at Boston's Emer…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 12:02PM

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’s Cara Ricketts Goes From Hedda and Hippolyta to Hermione by Darryn King

Cara Ricketts has performed countless juicy roles in some of the greatest works written in the English language: Portia in Julius Caesar, Hippolyta in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Celia in A…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 09:48AM
Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Todrick Hall Joins U.K. Cast of Burlesque the Musical Ahead of West End Run by Darryn King

The singer, choreographer and YouTuber Todrick Hall will play Sean in the pre-West End production of Burlesque the Musical, a stage adaptation of the 2010 movie of the same name that starre…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 04:24PM
Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Broadway Theaters Will Dim Lights in Honor of Chita Rivera by Darryn King

Broadway's theaters will dim their marquee lights on February 17 to honor the memory of two-time Tony Award-winning actress Chita Rivera. Rivera died on January 30 at the age of 91. The ligh…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 06:42PM

Amy Ryan to Take Over in Doubt on Broadway; Tyne Daly Withdraws by Darryn King

Two-time Tony nominee and Oscar nominee Amy Ryan will assume the role of Sister Aloysius in the Broadway revival of Doubt, replacing Tony winner Tyne Daly. Ryan begins performances February…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 06:42PM

The Denim Diaries with A Beautiful Noise’s Amber Ardolino, Episode 2: More Than Just Blue Jeans by Darryn King

In January, Amber Ardolino donned the blue jeans (and blond wig) to play Marcia Murphey in A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical opposite Nick Fradiani’s Neil Diamond. Now she’s ta…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 11:02AM

Tom Holland to Star in Jamie Lloyd's Romeo & Juliet in London by Darryn King

Tom Holland will play Romeo in a West End production of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, directed by Tony nominee Jamie Lloyd (A Doll’s House). The show will begin performances at the D…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 11:02AM

Boy George Will Swing From the Chandelier in Moulin Rouge! Starting Tonight by Darryn King

Boy George, the vibrant English singer, songwriter, fashion designer and producer, takes over the role of the impresario Harold Zidler in the Tony Award-winning musical Moulin Rouge! on Febr…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 01:06AM
Monday, February 5, 2024

Drama Desk Awards Sets Date for 68th Ceremony by Darryn King

The 68th Annual Drama Desk Awards, honoring work on Broadway, off-Broadway and off-off-Broadway, will be presented on June 10. The nominations will be announced on April 29, with the venue a…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 05:18PM

Complete Cast Set for Encores! Jelly’s Last Jam, Led by Nicholas Christopher by Darryn King

The complete cast is set for the Encores! production of Jelly’s Last Jam. Directed by Robert O’Hara, performances will run from February 21 through March 3 at New York City Center. Join…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 05:18PM

Lola Tung and Ani DiFranco, Hadestown’s New Righteous Babes, Are a Match Made in the Underworld by Darryn King

On February 9, two righteous babes—to borrow the name of the record label that released a concept album called Hadestown back in 2010—will make their Broadway debuts in the Tony-winning…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 11:48AM
Friday, February 2, 2024

Fawlty Towers, Adapted by John Cleese, to Play the West End by Darryn King

John Cleese’s official theatrical adaptation of Fawlty Towers, the acclaimed British sitcom, will open in the West End this spring. Performances will begin May 4 at London’s Apollo Theat…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 11:54AM

Sara Bareilles and Sarah Ruhl to Develop Musical Adaptation of Meg Wolitzer's The Interestings by Darryn King

Two-time Grammy Award winner and three-time Tony Award nominee Sara Bareilles has teamed up with Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl to develop a new musical, The Int…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 09:42AM
Thursday, February 1, 2024

Ghosts, Elephants and Fidget Spinners: Join Caesar Samayoa’s Backstage Tour of How to Dance in Ohio by Darryn King

What is an elephant room and why does the Belasco Theatre have one? Caesar Samayoa, who plays Dr. Emilio Amigo in How to Dance in Ohio, took The Broadway Show on a behind-the-scenes tour at…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 01:12PM

Roundabout Theatre Company Unveils the Todd Haimes Theatre by Darryn King

The former American Airlines Theatre, the flagship home of Roundabout Theatre Company on Broadway, has been renamed the Todd Haimes Theatre. The name change, first announced in 2023, is in r…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 12:06PM

April Matthis, Susan Pourfar and More Join Rachel McAdams on Broadway in Mary Jane by Darryn King

The complete cast is set for Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway premiere of Mary Jane, starring Rachel McAdams in her Broadway debut. Directed by Anne Kauffman, the show begins performances…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 12:06PM

Aaron Lazar’s 'Impossible Dream': Healing from A.L.S. by Darryn King

On a recent day in January, the singer and actor Aaron Lazar was exploring one of the rooms tucked away in the storied New York venue Carnegie Hall. “I hated history in high school,” he …

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 12:06PM

Eddie Izzard Is Quite Happy Doing Hamlet on Her Own by Darryn King

After playing every character (about 20 of them) in a one-person stage version of Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations, Eddie Izzard, the British comedian-actor-writer-activist, is playing …

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 12:06PM

Penn & Teller Present Swedish Illusionists Brynolf & Ljung in Stalker Off-Broadway by Darryn King

Swedish street magician and illusionist duo Peter Brynolf and Jonas Ljung will make their New York theatrical debut in Stalker. Produced by Penn & Teller, performances begin March 18 ah…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 11:02AM
Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Penn & Teller Present Swedish Illusionists Brynold & Ljung in Stalker Off-Broadway by Darryn King

Swedish street magician and illusionist duo Peter Brynold and Jonas Ljung will make their New York theatrical debut in Stalker. Produced by Penn & Teller, performances begin March 18 ah…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 04:24PM

Mary Kate Morrissey and Alexandra Socha to Lead Wicked on Broadway; Donna McKechnie, Brad Oscar & More Join Cast by Darryn King

Mary Kate Morrissey and Alexandra Socha are Wicked’s new Elphaba and Glinda. They will replace Alyssa Fox and McKenzie Kurtz in the roles beginning March 5. Fox and Kurtz are set to play t…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 02:12PM
Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Hinton Battle, Three-Time Tony Award Winner and Original Scarecrow in The Wiz, Dies at 67 by Darryn King

Hinton Battle, the three-time Tony Award-winning singer, dancer, choreographer, producer and director, who fortuitously landed the role of the Scarecrow in the original production of The Wiz…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 05:32PM

Ramin Karimloo, Judy Kuhn and More Join Bonnie Milligan for Encores! Titanic by Darryn King

A host of Broadway veterans are climbing onboard the Encores! production of Titanic, now scheduled to run from June 11 through June 23 at New York City Center. The show, featuring music and …

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 02:12PM

The Denim Diaries with A Beautiful Noise’s Amber Ardolino, Episode 1: Welcome to Amber’s Dressing Room by Darryn King

In January, Amber Ardolino donned the blue jeans (and blond wig) to play Marcia Murphey in A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical opposite Nick Fradiani’s Neil Diamond. Now she’s ta…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 02:12PM

Broadway Bares Is Back for NYC Pride Month 2024 by Darryn King

Broadway Bares, the industry’s one-night-only striptease event, will take place on June 23 at Hammerstein Ballroom. The NYC Pride Month spectacular, created by director and choreographer J…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 12:02PM
Monday, January 29, 2024

Vanderpump Star Ariana Madix Cheered on by Fellow Bravolebrity Erika Jayne for Debut in Chicago on Broadway by Darryn King

Vanderpump Rules star Ariana Madix will make her Broadway debut as Roxie Hart in Chicago on January 29. In an interview in the Bravo Clubhouse on Watch What Happens Live, former Roxie Hart a…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 03:06PM

Lea Salonga, Gavin Creel and More to Honor Jason Robert Brown at Miscast24 by Darryn King

Tony Award-winning composer, lyricist and playwright Jason Robert Brown (Parade) will be honored at Miscast24, where Broadway stars perform songs from roles in which they would not tradition…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 02:02PM

William Jackson Harper, Maryann Plunkett and Ryan J. Haddad Among Obie Award Winners by Darryn King

William Jackson Harper (Primary Trust), Tony winner Maryann Plunkett (Deep Blue Sound), Tony nominee K. Todd Freeman (Downstate) and a work by playwright Ryan J. Haddad (recipient of the Pa…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 12:54PM
Friday, January 26, 2024

Oscar and Tony Nominee Colman Domingo to Play Nat King Cole and Michael Jackson’s Father by Darryn King

Tony and Academy Award nominee Colman Domingo will play singer Nat King Cole in a new movie musical. Domingo co-wrote the screenplay and will also helm, in his feature film directing debut. …

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 10:48AM
Thursday, January 25, 2024

Theater Is a 'Place of Healing' for Prayer for the French Republic's Anthony Edwards by Darryn King

Anthony Edwards has a couple of seriously iconic screen roles to his name. The actor played “Goose” in the 1986 action film Top Gun and Dr. Mark Greene in the long-running medical drama…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 12:06PM
Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Alan Cumming to Return to Broadway for One Night Only by Darryn King

Tony Award winner Alan Cumming will bring his solo show, Alan Cumming Is Not Acting His Age, to Studio 54 for one night only on March 11. The event will mark Cumming’s first time on the S…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 06:36PM

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2023-2024 BROADWAY SEASON
May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards