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Monday, January 13, 2020

Cynthia Nixon to Direct Broadway Bound Last Summer at Bluefish Cove by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

A starry lineup of producers are behind the Broadway premiere of Last Summer at Bluefish Cove, the revolutionary Jane Chambers play that first premiered Off-Broadway in 1980. Harriet Newman …

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Friday, January 10, 2020

Complete Cast of Diana Announced by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

With previews set to begin March 2, 2020 toward a March 31 opening, the Broadway-bound Diana – A True Musical Story is one of the new musicals opening on the Great White Way this season. W…

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Thursday, January 9, 2020

Dharon E. Jones to Replace Ben Cook in West Side Story by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Due to an injury sustained at Sunday evening’s performance of West Side Story, Ben Cook who plays the character of “Riff” will depart the production poised to open on February 20, 2020…

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

TV Sitcom The Nanny In Development as a Broadway Musical by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Fran Drescher charmed and delighted TV audiences from 1993 to 1999 on the long-running sitcom The Nanny, playing a brash cosmetics salesperson who stumbles into a job taking care of the thre…

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Once Upon A One More Time Receives World Premiere in Chicago by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Broadway In Chicago, which has grown to be one of the largest commercial touring homes in the country, has announced that it will host the pre-Broadway world premiere of the new musical Once…

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Sing Street To Transfer to Broadway by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Sing Street, which has received a critically acclaimed, world premiere at the New York Theatre Workshop, is enjoying a sold-out engagement, prompting a move to Broadway this spring. The musi…

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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Cast of MJ Musical Announced by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The upcoming world premiere of the jukebox musical MJ is poised to commence preview performances on Monday, July 6th, toward a Thursday, August 13th opening at the Neil Simon Theatre. We a…

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Roundabout’s Birthday Candles Announces Cast by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Noah Haidle’s play Birthday Candles, set to star stage and screen actress Debra Messing, will have its Broadway premiere courtesy of Roundabout Theatre Company this spring. Additional cast…

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Friday, January 3, 2020

Jake Gyllenhaal to Bring Fun Home to the Big Screen by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The Tony-winning Best Musical of 2015, Fun Home, is heading to the “Big Screen” with a big name attached to the project. Star of stage and screen, Jake Gyllenhaal, will both produce and …

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Friday, December 20, 2019

Social Media Icon Cameron Dallas Joins Mean Girls by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Fans of social media will be excited to learn that Cameron Dallas is joining the hit Broadway production Mean Girls for a limited engagement this January. Dallas, an icon of the web and th…

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Paulo Szot Joins Chicago by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Opera star and Tony Award winner for his turn as Emile de Becque in the Lincoln Center Revival of South Pacific Paulo Szot will make his return to the Broadway stage. The actor will join the…

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Thursday, December 19, 2019

Happy New Year from BroadwayHD: New Titles Announced by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

As 2019 draws to a close, BroadwayHD has found exciting ways to ring in the New Year with their lasting additions to the online streaming platform. Among the diverse and exciting offering th…

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Wednesday, December 18, 2019

To Kill a Mockingbird to Play Madison Square Garden by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

To Kill a Mockingbird, the hit Broadway play adapted by Aaron Sorkin from Harper Lee’s perennial classic of the same name, is about to achieve a first. The Broadway production, directed by…

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Alanis Morissette to Perform with the Cast of Jagged Little Pill by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Music icon Alanis Morissette, the composer whose songs have been turned into the recent Broadway hit Jagged Little Pill, will be performing with the cast of the musical this New Year’s Eve…

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The Lightning Thief to Continue Tour by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

As the limited-engagement, Broadway production of the musical The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical wraps up its final weeks on the Great White Way, news has emerged that the produ…

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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Roundabout’s Caroline, or Change Casting Announced by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The eagerly-anticipated Broadway revival of Caroline, or Change will begin performances on March 13, 2020 and open on April 7, 2020 at Studio 54. Producers have announced some additional cas…

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Mean Girls Welcomes Catherine Brunell by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The Broadway musical Mean Girls welcomes Catherine Brunell to the hit production currently playing at the August Wilson Theatre. The actress will join the cast in the roles of “Mrs. Heron …

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

BroadwayHD Celebrates Andrew Lloyd Webber by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

With the movie musical of Cats poised to open in movie theatres across the country this December, BroadwayHD has curated a magical playlist that honors the musical’s composer Andrew Lloyd …

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Monday, December 9, 2019

A Broadway Christmas: Musicals That Celebrate the Holiday by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

“We need a little Christmas”? Well, we have a whole lot of Christmas for Broadway musical fans. With the holiday season upon us, we at Broadway Direct thought we’d compile a list of th…

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2019 Broadway Cast Album Roundup by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

For a fan of Broadway musicals, a year can be measured in the number of cast albums that have been produced and released. And 2019 has produced a bumper crop of them. With the holidays just …

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Tony Goldwyn to Join Company of The Inheritance by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

John Benjamin Hickey, currently starring as Harry Wilcox in the two-part Broadway play The Inheritance, will take a hiatus from the production beginning Sunday, January 5, 2020. Hickey is se…

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Digital Lottery Announced for Harry Connick Jr. – A Celebration of Cole Porter by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The smooth voice of recording artist and Broadway star Harry Connick, Jr. is perfectly paired with the song classics of the late Cole Porter in Harry Connick, Jr. – A Celebration of Cole P…

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Cast Announced for Hangmen, Dan Stevens to Star by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The forthcoming Broadway production of Martin McDonagh’s Olivier-winning comedy Hangmen has its star. Dan Stevens will play the role of Mooney in the piece, directed by Matthew Dunster. Al…

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Jordan Fisher Is Broadway’s Next “Evan Hansen” by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Television star Jordan Fisher will don an arm cast and a blue polo shirt when he joins the Broadway production of Dear Evan Hansen in 2020. The performer will succeed the current Evan Hanse…

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Monday, December 2, 2019

December Offerings on BroadwayHD: Holiday Treats by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The month of December is here and so are the latest offerings from BroadwayHD. The premiere streaming platform, bringing us the best of Broadway, The West End, and Hollywood, has given us so…

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Nederlander and Jam Theatricals Join Forces by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

One of the largest operators of legitimate theatre and music venues in the United, the Nederlander Organization, has joined forces with Jam Theatricals, a Chicago based entertainment company…

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Frozen Tour to Begin in Hollywood – Lottery Announced by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

As winter begins to settle in all over the country, the National Tour of Disney’s Frozen is ironically beginning its journey in the warmth of Southern California. The hit musical, based on…

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Monday, November 25, 2019

The Illusionists Returns This Friday, Announces Digital Lottery by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Are you ready for some holiday magic to bring wonder into your yuletide? Beginning Friday, November 29, that magic can be found at Broadway’s Neil Simon Theatre when The Illusionists – M…

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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Ephraim Sykes to Play Title Role in MJ by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Tony Award nominee Ephraim Sykes (Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations) has secured his next leading role in a Broadway musical. Sykes will take on the titular charact…

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Monday, November 18, 2019

Martin McDonagh’s Hangmen To Play Broadway by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Martin McDonagh’s new comedy Hangmen will play Broadway’s Golden Theatre for a strictly limited engagement this spring. The critically acclaimed production by the Royal Court Theatre/Atl…

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Take Me Out Announces Complete Cast by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The Broadway revival of Richard Greenberg’s Take Me Out, opening April 23, 2020 courtesy of Second Stage Theatre, has its starting lineup. The baseball-themed play, which will begin previe…

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