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Monday, February 5, 2024

Schedule set for 2024 Drama Desk Awards by Michael Abourizk

The 68th annual ceremony will feature its second year of genderless performance categories.

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Friday, February 2, 2024

First Broadway preview of ‘Doubt’ is canceled by Michael Abourizk

The revival of John Patrick Shanley’s Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning play will run at the Todd Haimes Theatre.

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Thursday, February 1, 2024

‘Mary Jane’ finds complete cast and creative team by Michael Abourizk

The play by Tony Award nominee Amy Herzog will open on Broadway in April.

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Noah J. Ricketts, Samantha Pauly, Sara Chase and more to appear in ‘The Great Gatsby’ on Broadway by Michael Abourizk

Additional principal casting has been announced for the musical based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel.

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Wednesday, January 31, 2024

The American Airlines Theatre has officially been renamed the Todd Haimes Theatre by Michael Abourizk

“Doubt” will be the first show to play the Roundabout-owned venue.

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Tony Award winner Donna McKechnie, Tony nominee Brad Oscar and more will join ‘Wicked’ by Michael Abourizk

Replacement casting for multiple principals —including Elphaba and Glinda — has been announced for the long-running musical.

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Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Lillias White will depart Broadway’s ‘Hadestown’ by Michael Abourizk

The Tony Award winner joined the long-running musical in 2022.

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‘Broadway Bares’ will return in June by Michael Abourizk

The annual fundraising event benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

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Exclusive: Danny Burstein and Andrea Martin will perform at 2024 Kleban Prize ceremony by Michael Abourizk

The 2024 honors for musical theater will go to Rona Siddiqui and Lisa Loomer.

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Monday, January 29, 2024

Interactive ‘Metaverse of Magic’ aims for Broadway by Michael Abourizk

The Australian magic show intends to play the Main Stem following an international tour.

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‘BOOP! The Betty Boop Musical’ will make Broadway bow in 2025 by Michael Abourizk

The new musical based on the Betty Boop cartoon had its world premiere in Chicago in 2023.

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‘Lempicka’ Broadway premiere completes casting by Michael Abourizk

The new musical will open at the Longacre Theatre in April.

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Broadway’s ‘Harmony’ releases original cast recording on CD by Michael Abourizk

The Barry Manilow-Bruce Sussman musical runs through Feb. 4 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre.

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Friday, January 26, 2024

Recipients of the 2024 Cody Renard Richard Scholarship Program announced by Michael Abourizk

The program aims to increase BIPOC participation in behind-the-scenes theater careers.

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Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Outer Critics Circle sets calendar for 2024 awards by Michael Abourizk

The 73rd annual ceremony, honoring both Broadway and Off-Broadway, will be held in May.

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Tuesday, January 23, 2024

‘Broadway Backwards’ sets date for 2024 concert by Michael Abourizk

The yearly event benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and New York City’s LGBTQ Center.

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‘A Beautiful Noise’ will offer special ‘Nick at Nite’ concert by Michael Abourizk

The one-night-only event will feature the musical’s star, Nick Fradiani.

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‘Appropriate’ has highest average paid admission of a play while Broadway’s overall attendance and gross slips by Michael Abourizk

For the week ending Jan. 21, the 25 currently running productions grossed $23,589,174.

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2024 Chita Rivera Awards to be held in May by Michael Abourizk

The awards body honors excellence in dance both on Broadway and off.

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Monday, January 22, 2024

‘The Wiz’ will return to the road in 2025 by Michael Abourizk

The production currently touring the country will open on Broadway in April for a limited engagement.

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Sunday, January 21, 2024

‘How to Dance in Ohio’ will end its Broadway run by Michael Abourizk

The new musical opened on Dec. 10 at the Belasco Theatre.

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Friday, January 19, 2024
Thursday, January 18, 2024

‘Anne of Green Gables’ musical will hold industry presentations by Michael Abourizk

Tony Award nominee Carmen Cusack and others will be featured in the adaptation of the novel by L.M. Montgomery.

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‘Prayer for the French Republic’ announces second extension by Michael Abourizk

The Joshua Harmon play opened on Jan. 9 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.

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Kids’ Night on Broadway will return in February by Michael Abourizk

The annual event offers a child to see a Broadway show for free with a full-paying adult.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Amber Iman, Beth Leavel and more join ‘Lempicka’ by Michael Abourizk

Full principal casting has been announced for the new musical opening in April at the Longacre Theatre.

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Broadway’s ‘Fat Ham,’ ‘How to Dance in Ohio’ among 2024 GLAAD Media Awards nominees by Michael Abourizk

The awards body honors accurate and fair LGBTQ portrayals in various forms of media.

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Shaina Taub will lead her musical ‘Suffs’ on Broadway; full cast announced by Michael Abourizk

Taub wrote the book, music and lyrics for the musical set to open on the Main Stem in April.

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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