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Monday, August 26, 2019

Sarah Bockel & Cory Jeacoma to Join Broadway's Beautiful as Carole King & Gerry Goffin by Ryan Gilbert

Sarah Bockel, the talented former Broadway and tour star of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, has signed on to reprise her cheered turn in the title role on the Great White Way beginning o…

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Friday, August 23, 2019

Austin Colby, F. Michael Haynie, Mason Reeves & More Complete the Cast of Disney's Frozen Tour by Ryan Gilbert

Coronation day is just the best! Casting for the upcoming North American tour of Disney's Frozen is complete and Austin Colby, F. Michael Haynie and Mason Reeves have joined the company as H…

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Thursday, August 22, 2019

Newcomers Chris Clark, Sarah Hinrichsen & More Have 'License to Chill' Across the Country in the Escape to Margaritaville Tour by Ryan Gilbert

Trouble turns funny, songs get sung and one good song will last all night long! Newcomers Chris Clark and Sarah Hinrichsen will star in the upcoming national tour of Jimmy Buffett's Escape t…

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Exclusive! Summer: The Donna Summer Musical Tour Will Star Dan'yelle Williamson, Alex Hairston & Olivia Elease Hardy by Ryan Gilbert

Lookin' for some hot stuff! Three mega-talented stars have been selected to lead the upcoming national tour of Summer: The Donna Summer Musical. The production will be headlined by Dan'yelle…

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Jonah Hoʻokano & Korie Lee Blossey Will Lead the National Tour of Disney's Aladdin by Ryan Gilbert

Proud of these boys! Jonah Hoʻokano and Korie Lee Blossey will join the national tour of Disney's Aladdin, playing the title role and Genie, respectively. They replace Clinton Greenspan and…

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Danielle Wade, Eric Huffman & More Complete the Cast of the Mean Girls National Tour by Ryan Gilbert

Say, where do you belong? Right here! The full cast of the upcoming national tour of Mean Girls has been announced and will feature Danielle Wade as Cady Heron, Eric Huffman as Damian Hubbar…

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Tamyra Gray, Cassondra James, Phillip Boykin, Courtnee Carter & More Will Lead the Once on This Island Tour by Ryan Gilbert

They will tell the story...across the country! Cast members from the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of Once on This Island will lead the previously announced touring production, includi…

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

We Raise Our Cups! Tony-Winning Best Musical Hadestown Will Embark on a National Tour in 2020 by Ryan Gilbert

Let the world we dream about be the one we live in now! The new Broadway musical Hadestown will embark on a national tour in fall 2020. The traveling production of the Tony-winning Best Musi…

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American Idol Winner Nick Fradiani Will Lead the National Tour of A Bronx Tale by Ryan Gilbert

You've gotta look to your heart! 2015 American Idol winner Nick Fradiani will lead the national tour of A Bronx Tale. Fradiani will star as Lorenzo in the road production of the popular musi…

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Friday, July 26, 2019

Meet the Plastics! Mariah Rose Faith, Megan Masako Haley & Jonalyn Saxer Join the Upcoming National Tour of Mean Girls by Ryan Gilbert

Who is at that table there? We call those three The Plastics! Mariah Rose Faith, Megan Masako Haley and Jonalyn Saxer have been cast as Regina George, Gretchen Wieners and Karen Smith, respe…

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Get a First Look at Chilina Kennedy & More in the National Tour of The Band's Visit by Ryan Gilbert

Broadway favorite Chilina Kennedy and Sasson Gabay are leading the national touring production of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical The Band's Visit, which officially opens July 11 at the …

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

The Beat Goes On! The Cher Show Will Launch a National Tour in Fall 2020 by Ryan Gilbert

You haven't seen the last of her! The new Broadway jukebox musical The Cher Show will launch a national tour in October 2020. The traveling production will kickoff in Rochester, NY, before h…

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Newcomer Emma Grimsley Will Star as Christine Daaé in the U.S. Tour of The Phantom of the Opera by Ryan Gilbert

Newcomer Emma Grimsley will assume the role of Christine Daaé in the North American touring production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera. Grimsley will take over the role,…

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Monday, June 17, 2019

Time to Dance! Broadway's The Prom Will Launch a National Tour in 2021 by Ryan Gilbert

Make people see how the world could one day be! The popular Broadway musical The Prom, named’s 2018 Show of the Year and winner of the 2019 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Mu…

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Thursday, June 6, 2019

Raise the Roof! Three-Time Tony Nominee Carolee Carmello to Headline the Hello, Dolly! National Tour by Ryan Gilbert

When the whistles blow and the cymbals crash and the sparklers light the sky! Three-time Tony Award nominee Carolee Carmello will lead the national touring production of Hello, Dolly!. She w…

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Monday, June 3, 2019

Tony-Nominated Play What the Constitution Means to Me Will Launch a National Tour in 2020 by Ryan Gilbert

Heidi Schreck’s Tony Award-nominated Best Play and Pulitzer Prize finalist What the Constitution Means to Me will embark on a national tour in January 2020, beginning at the Mark Taper For…

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Friday, May 31, 2019

Tony-Nominated Musical Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations to Launch a National Tour in 2020 by Ryan Gilbert

We didn't even have to beg! The first national touring production of Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations will officially launch at the Providence Performing Arts Cent…

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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Blue Man Group's New Speechless Tour to Debut This Fall in North America by Ryan Gilbert

Blue Man Group, owned by Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, will debut their new tour, Speechless on September 24 at Los Angeles' Hollywood Pantages Theatre. The launch of the new tour ma…

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Jimmy Smagula Joins the National Tour of Alain Boublil & Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Les Miserables by Ryan Gilbert

Broadway alum Jimmy Smagula (Billy Elliot: The Musical, The Little Mermaid, The Full Monty, The Phantom of the Opera) will join the North American touring production of Alain Boublil and Cla…

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Friday, May 17, 2019

Stephen Christopher Anthony Will Lead the North American Tour of Dear Evan Hansen by Ryan Gilbert

Today is a good day! Stephen Christopher Anthony will assume the title role in the North American tour of Dear Evan Hansen, beginning September 17 in Columbus, OH. Anthony has covered the ro…

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Unstoppable! Tony-Nominated Musical Tootsie Will Launch a National Tour in 2020; West End Production Announced by Ryan Gilbert

Dorothy Michaels won't let you down! The new 11-time Tony-nominated musical Tootsie, currently playing at Broadway's Marquis Theatre, will launch a North American tour at Shea’s Buffalo Th…

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Monday, May 13, 2019

Tony-Nominated Revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! Will Launch a North American Tour in 2020 by Ryan Gilbert

The reimagined and eight-time Tony-nominated revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! will launch a North American tour at the Civic Center Music Hall in Oklahoma City, OK, in the fa…

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Emmy Award Winner Richard Thomas Will Lead the National Tour of To Kill a Mockingbird by Ryan Gilbert

Emmy Award-winning actor Richard Thomas will play the role of Atticus Finch in the previously announced national tour of To Kill A Mockingbird, Aaron Sorkin’s new play, directed by Bartlet…

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Friday, May 10, 2019

So Much to Explore! Sasson Gabay & Chilina Kennedy Will Lead the Tour of the Tony-Winning Best Musical The Band's Visit by Ryan Gilbert

And they floated in on a jasmine wind! Award-winning Israeli film actor Sasson Gabay and long-time Beautiful: The Carole King Musical star Chilina Kennedy will lead the North American tour o…

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Welcome to Our World! Broadway Hit Pretty Woman: The Musical Will Embark on a North American Tour by Ryan Gilbert

Never give up on a dream! Pretty Woman: The Musical has announced the smash hit musical will launch its North American Tour in Providence, Rhode Island in October 2020, at the Providence Per…

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Let the Sun Shine On! Caroline Bowman & Caroline Innerbichler Will Lead the National Tour of Disney's Frozen by Ryan Gilbert

There'll be magic, there'll be fun! Caroline Bowman and Caroline Innerbichler will star as Princess Elsa of Arendelle and her sister, Princess Anna, respectively, in the upcoming national to…

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Jez Butterworth's The Ferryman, Nominated for Nine Tonys, Will Launch a National Tour in 2020 by Ryan Gilbert

Jez Butterworth's The Ferryman, which received nine 2019 Tony Award nominations including Best Play, is planning a national tour for the 2020-21 season. Directed by Tony nominee Sam Mendes, …

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Friday, April 26, 2019

So Much Is Happ'nin! Broadway Fave Jeremy Woodard Joins the Waitress Tour by Ryan Gilbert

Broadway favorite Jeremy Woodard (Broadway's School of Rock, Rock of Ages) is joining the national tour of Sara Bareilles' hit musical Waitress. Woodard will play Earl in the traveling prod…

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

50th Anniversary Tour of Jesus Christ Superstar to Hold Countrywide Casting Call for Title Role by Ryan Gilbert

Are you the one to see this saga through? The producers of the 50th anniversary tour of Jesus Christ Superstar have announced open casting calls in key cities around the country for the titl…

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Monday, April 1, 2019

John Leguizamo’s Tony-Nominated Play Latin History for Morons Will Embark on a National Tour by Ryan Gilbert

Following its recent Tony Award-nominated Broadway run at Studio 54, John Leguizamo’s one-man play Latin History for Morons will embark on a North American tour, launching at the Apollo Th…

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Thursday, March 28, 2019

Aaron Sorkin's To Kill a Mockingbird Will Launch a National Touring Production in August 2020 by Ryan Gilbert

Aaron Sorkin's acclaimed adaptation of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, currently playing Broadway's Shubert Theatre, will launch a coast-to-coast national tour in August 2020. The travel…

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