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Thursday, February 16, 2023

Jason Alexander Sets Broadway Directing Debut With ‘The Cottage’ Starring Eric McCormack, Laura Bell Bundy & Lilli Cooper by Greg Evans

Jason Alexander will make his Broadway directing debut this summer with Sandy Rustin’s comedy The Cottage. Starring will be Eric McCormack, Laura Bell Bundy and Lilli Cooper. The Cottage, …

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Justin Guarini, Briga Heelan & Aisha Jackson To Reprise ‘Once Upon A One More Time’ Roles For Broadway by Greg Evans

Justin Guarini, Briga Heelan, and Aisha Jackson will reprise their Once Upon a One More Time out-of-town performances when the musical of Britney Spears songs arrives on Broadway in May. See…

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Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Jose Llana & Conrad Ricamora Set To Reprise Lauded Performances In Broadway Production Of David Byrne-Fatboy Slim Musical ‘Here Lies Love’ by Greg Evans

Jose Llana and Conrad Ricamora will reprise their acclaimed Off Broadway performances on Broadway when the David Byrne-Fatboy Slim musical Here Lies Love opens this summer, producers announc…

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Broadway’s ‘Room’ Completes Casting by Greg Evans

Complete casting for the US premiere of Room on Broadway has been announced. Joining the previously announced Adrienne Warren will be Tony Award nominee Ephraim Sykes (Hamilton, Ain’t Too …

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Tuesday, February 14, 2023

‘The Phantom Of The Opera’ Continues Broadway Dominance With A $2.4M Take At The Box Office by Greg Evans

Broadway continued filling seats last week as the annual deep-discount Broadway Week promotion (actually three weeks) came to a close. Total receipts for the 21 productions tallied to $23,06…

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‘The Thanksgiving Play’ Sets Broadway Cast: D’Arcy Carden, Katie Finneran, Scott Foley & Chris Sullivan by Greg Evans

Broadway’s upcoming production of Larissa FastHorse’s The Thanksgiving Play will star D’Arcy Carden (The Good Place), two-time Tony Award-winner Katie Finneran (Noises Off; Promises, P…

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NY1 ‘On Stage’ Host Frank DiLella Signs With UTA by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: Frank DiLella, the host of Spectrum News NY1’s theater program On Stage and a ubiquitous presence in the Broadway community, has signed with Adam Leibner at United Talent Agency…

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Broadway Theater Owner Jujamcyn To Combine Operations With UK’s Ambassador Theatre Group by Greg Evans

Broadway’s Jujamcyn Theaters and International Entertainment Holdings Limited, the parent company of Ambassador Theatre Group, have agreed to combine operations, bringing together two of t…

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Friday, February 10, 2023

‘Life Of Pi’ Broadway Cast To Star Olivier Award Winners Hiran Abeysekera, Fred Davis & Scarlet Wilderink by Greg Evans

Hiran Abeysekera, who won the 2022 Best Actor Olivier Award for his performance of the title character in the London stage production of Lolita Chakrabarti’s Life of Pi, will lead the Broa…

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Thursday, February 9, 2023

Broadway Review: ‘Pictures From Home’ Starring Nathan Lane, Danny Burstein & Zoё Wanamaker by Greg Evans

Why do we always remember the arguments? If there’s a family spat at the Thanksgiving table, it’ll be remembered long after grandma’s gravy recipe is lost to the ages. Sharr White’s …

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Participants Selected For DreamWorks Theatricals, MTI & NBCUniversal Emerging Writers Program by Greg Evans

Four writer-participants for a DreamWorks Theatricals emerging writers program have been selected to help develop new musical adaptations of DreamWorks Animation films for the theatrical lic…

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Colman Domingo Joins Broadway’s ‘Fat Ham’ As Co-Producer, Calls James Ijames’ Pulitzer Winner “The Kind Of Theater” Broadway Needs by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: Emmy winner and Tony nominee Colman Domingo, whose new Netflix series The Madness was given the go-ahead yesterday, has plenty of room on his plate for Fat Ham. Domingo has signed…

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Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Eugene Lee Dies: Longtime ‘SNL’ Production Designer, Tony-Winning Broadway Scenic Designer Was 83 by Greg Evans

Eugene Lee, the Emmy-winning production designer for Saturday Night Live since 1975 and a multiple Tony Award-winner for such Broadway hits as Wicked, Sweeney Todd and Candide, died yesterda…

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Musical Writer Smells ‘Something Rotten’ With ‘History Of The World Part II’ Shakespeare Scene by Greg Evans

Something Rotten!, the hit 2015 Broadway comedy set during the time of Shakespeare, includes an early scene in which a rival of the Bard is encouraged to add tunes to his plays and invent so…

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Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Broadway Box Office & Ticket Prices Slip As Productions Continue Wintertime Discounts; ‘Phantom’ Top Earner Again by Greg Evans

Discounts, winter promotions, benefit performances and the absence from the roster of now-closed solid earner The Piano Lesson added up to a slide in Broadway box office for the week ending …

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Alicia Keys Stage Musical ‘Hell’s Kitchen‘ In Development At New York’s Public Theater by Greg Evans

A new musical featuring the music and lyrics by Alicia Keys, and apparently based on the R&B singer-songwriter’s young life, is in development at New York’s Off Broadway Public Theat…

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Saturday, February 4, 2023

Broadway‘s ‘Room’: First-Look Video And Photo Of Adrienne Warren In Stage Adaptation Of Acclaimed Novel And Film by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: When the announcement was made in January that Emma Donoghue had developed a play (with music) of her bestselling novel Room and the acclaimed film that followed – and that the …

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Thursday, February 2, 2023

Nonbinary ‘& Juliet’ Performer Withdraws From Tony Award Consideration Over Gendered Categories; Tonys Considering Future Change by Greg Evans

Justin David Sullivan, a nonbinary performer who plays the character of May in the hit Broadway musical & Juliet, has withdrawn from Tony Award consideration due to the gendered nominati…

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Joshua Malina To Join Tom Stoppard’s ‘Leopoldstadt’ On Broadway by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: The West Wing star Joshua Malina will join the hit Broadway show, Tom Stoppard’s Leopoldstadt, taking over the central role of patriarch and businessman Hermann from David Krumh…

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Aaron Sorkin’s Broadway ‘Camelot’: First Look Photo & Video; Full Cast Announced by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: A first-look photo and a new trailer for Aaron Sorkin’s upcoming Broadway adaptation of the classic Lerner & Loewe musical Camelot arrives just as Lincoln Center Theater ann…

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Wednesday, February 1, 2023

‘New York, New York’ Broadway Musical Rounds Out Cast With Emily Skinner, Others by Greg Evans

The full cast and creative team for the upcoming Kander & Ebb Broadway musical New York, New York were announced by producers today, with, among others, Tony Award nominee Emily Skinner …

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Tony Awards Committee Sets Eligibility Rulings For 2023 Contenders ‘The Collaboration’, ‘Almost Famous’, ‘Death Of A Salesman’, Others by Greg Evans

The Tony Awards Administration Committee has announced its first round of eligibility rulings for this Broadway season, determining some of the trickier potential nominees and their respecti…

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Broadway Bound: Leslie Odom, Jr. To Star In Revival Of Ossie Davis‘ ’Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate Romp Through the Cotton Patch’ This Su by Greg Evans

Tony & Grammy winner Leslie Odom, Jr. will star in a new Broadway production of the classic American comedy Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate Romp Through the Cotton Patch by Ossie Da…

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Tuesday, January 31, 2023

‘The Phantom Of The Opera’ Tops Broadway Box Office; ‘The Piano Lesson’ Closes On High Note by Greg Evans

The long-running The Phantom of the Opera was once again Broadway’s highest grossing show last week, taking in a mighty $2,483,532 for the week ending Jan. 29, outpacing runners-up Funny G…

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New York’s Ensemble Studio Theatre Names Estefanía Fadul And Graeme Gillis As Co-Artistic Directors by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: Ensemble Studio Theatre, one of New York’s premiere Off Broadway venues perhaps best known for its annual Marathon of One-Act Plays, announced today that Estefanía Fadul and Gr…

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Oscar-Winning ‘Black Panther’ Production Designer & Emmy-Winning ‘Watchmen’ Costume Designer Join ‘The Wiz’ On Road To Broadway by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: The Wiz is getting ready for the road to Broadway with an award-winning design team, including Oscar-winning Black Panther production designer Hannah Beachler and Emmy-winning Wat…

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Monday, January 30, 2023

Broadway’s ‘Parade’ With Ben Platt & Micaela Diamond Completes Casting by Greg Evans

The new Broadway production of Parade starring Ben Platt and Micaela Diamond has completed casting, with rehearsals beginning today for the February 21 preview. Platt and Diamond will lead a…

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Friday, January 27, 2023

Everett Quinton Dies: Downtown NYC Theater Pioneer And Champion Of The Ridiculous Was 71 by Greg Evans

Everett Quinton, a staple of New York’s post-1960s downtown theater scene and diligent standard-bearer for the outrageously campy and hilariously melodramatic style of performance known as…

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Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Broadway Box Office Slips As Wintertime Ticket Prices Drop by Greg Evans

With a slimmed-down roster and many productions offering 2 for 1 tickets during the annual Broadway Week promotion, Broadway box office was down 24% for the week ending January 22, with the …

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Monday, January 23, 2023

Andrew Leynse Dies: Off Broadway Artistic Director Who Championed Works By A.R. Gurney, Terrence McNally, Theresa Rebeck Was 53 by Greg Evans

Andrew Leynse, whose 21-year tenure as the artistic director of the Off Broadway theater company Primary Stages saw the production of works by such prominent playwrights as Terrence McNally,…

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‘Room’ Broadway Adaptation To Star Adrienne Warren, Announces Spring Opening by Greg Evans

Tony Award winner Adrienne Warren will star in the Broadway American premiere of Room, written and adapted for the stage by Emma Donoghue, based on her 2010 best-selling novel which she also…

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