All stories by Andrew Gans on BroadwayStars

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Patti Murin, Christopher Ryan Grant, Van Hughes, More Sing The Ballad of Johnny and June Starting May 28 by Andrew Gans

Des McAnuff directs the world premiere of the new musical at the La Jolla Playhouse.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:18AM
Sunday, May 26, 2024

Jinkx Monsoon and Corbin Bleu End Run in Off-Broadway's Little Shop of Horrors May 26 by Andrew Gans

The revival of the Howard Ashman-Alan Menken musical continues at the Westside.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:18AM

Cynthia Erivo, BD Wong, Patina Miller, Ruthie Ann Miles Are Part of PBS Memorial Day Concert May 26 by Andrew Gans

Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise host the 35th anniversary broadcast.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:18AM
Friday, May 24, 2024

Cast Set for Readings of John Leguizamo’s Our Hood, An Adaptation of Our Town by Andrew Gans

Aaron Gonzalez will direct the readings of the new play set in 1990s Queens.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:48PM

Lighting Designer Isabella Byrd Made Her Broadway Debut This Season, and Now She Has 2 Tony Noms by Andrew Gans

She oversaw two in-the-round shows: Cabaret and An Enemy of the People.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:32AM

Video: Watch Kelli Barrett and Jessica Vosk Sing 'Show the World' From Beaches the Musical by Andrew Gans

Lonny Price and Matt Cowart co-direct the production for Theatre Calgary.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:54AM

Let's Get a Look at You: Check Out Photos of Sarah Brightman and Cast of Australian Sunset Boulevard by Andrew Gans

Brightman is Norma Desmond opposite Tim Draxl's Joe Gillis in the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical based on the classic Billy Wilder film.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:54AM

West End Return of Sister Act, Starring Beverley Knight, Will Release Live Cast Recording by Andrew Gans

Knight opened the production at London's Dominion and will be succeeded by Alexandra Burke in June.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:18AM

London's The Mousetrap Names New Director, New Cast by Andrew Gans

The world's longest-running play is getting a facelift.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:18AM

Telly Leung and Matt Shingledecker Star in The Wedding Banquet Musical in Taipei Beginning May 24 by Andrew Gans

Gordon Greenberg directs the revised musical version of the Oscar-nominated Ang Lee film.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:06AM

Kelli Barrett Is the Wind Beneath Jessica Vosk's Wings in Beaches the Musical, Opening May 24 by Andrew Gans

Lonny Price and Matt Cowart co-direct the production for Theatre Calgary.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:06AM
Thursday, May 23, 2024

Vicki Lewis Will Be Maria Callas in Bay Street's Master Class by Andrew Gans

Lisa Peterson will direct Terrence McNally's Tony-winning play about the famed opera star's Juilliard master classes.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:18PM

Sutton Foster and Aaron Tveit Will Host 2024 Drama Desk Awards by Andrew Gans

The annual awards celebrate productions on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Off-Off-Broadway.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:48PM

Jeanna de Waal, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Adrianna Hicks, Ann Harada, More Cast in Muny Anything Goes by Andrew Gans

Marcia Milgrom Dodge will direct the Cole Porter classic with choreography by Jared Grimes.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:32AM

Amy Keum, Jarran Muse, More Perform Songs From Sunfish and Days of Rage at Joe's Pub May 23 by Andrew Gans

Joe Barros directs the evening celebrating the work of composer Hyeyoung Kim.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:18AM
Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Video: Watch 30-Piece Encores! Orchestra Rehearse Maury Yeston's Majestic, Tony-Winning Titanic Score by Andrew Gans

Lilli Cooper and Ari Notartomaso have also joined the principal cast, and the ensemble of the City Center production has also been announced.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:54PM

Will Roland and China Brickey Will Star in Guthrie Little Shop of Horrors by Andrew Gans

Marcia Milgrom Dodge will direct the Howard Ashman and Alan Menken musical.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:06PM

Photos: Get a Look at Telly Leung and Matt Shingledecker in The Wedding Banquet Musical in Taipei by Andrew Gans

Gordon Greenberg directs the revised musical version of the Oscar-nominated Ang Lee film.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:02PM

Photos: Take a Peek at Imelda Staunton and Hello, Dolly! Cast in Rehearsal for London Revival by Andrew Gans

Performances of the Tony-winning Jerry Herman musical will begin in July at the London Palladium.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:02PM

Steven Pasquale, Shereen Ahmed, Carolee Carmello, More Will Star in Kennedy Center Nine by Andrew Gans

Andy Blankenbuehler will direct and choreograph the Broadway Center Stage production.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:54AM

Kit Connor and Rachel Zegler-Led Romeo + Juliet Revival Sets Dates at Broadway's Circle in the Square by Andrew Gans

Check out a new music video for the production, which will be directed by Sam Gold with music by Jack Antonoff and movement by Sonya Tayeh.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:18AM

Jerry's Girls Revival Opens at London's Menier Chocolate Factory May 22 by Andrew Gans

Hannah Chissick directs the Jerry Herman revue.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:18AM
Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Cast Complete for Watermill's Actor-Musician Barnum, Starring Evita's Matt Rawle by Andrew Gans

Jonathan O’Boyle will direct the production with choreography by Oti Mabuse.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:18PM

Cast Complete for Ogunquit Playhouse's Crazy for You, Starring Max Clayton by Andrew Gans

Angelique Ilo will direct the Tony-winning musical featuring a score by the Gershwins.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:06PM

West End Star Bradley Jaden to Make U.S. Concert Debut Joined by Shoshana Bean by Andrew Gans

Jaden was most recently seen opposite Bernadette Peters and Lea Salonga in Stephen Sondheim's Old Friends.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:42PM

Nadia Fall Named New Artistic Director of London's Young Vic by Andrew Gans

The artistic director of Stratford East will succeed Kwame Kwei-Armah.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:12PM

Grammy Nominee Yola Will Make Broadway Debut in Hadestown by Andrew Gans

The Tony-winning musical continues at the Walter Kerr Theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:42AM

Watch Caissie Levy and Eleanor Worthington-Cox Perform Next to Normal's 'Maybe' by Andrew Gans

The complete company has also been announced for the West End transfer of the Donmar Warehouse production.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:36AM

Where the Mountain Meets the Sea Begins at the Signature Theatre May 21 by Andrew Gans

Written by The Morning Show's Jeff Augustin, the Virginia production also features music by The Bengsons.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:32AM

Sarah Brightman Is Norma Desmond in Australian Sunset Boulevard Beginning May 21 by Andrew Gans

Brightman stars opposite Tim Draxl in the Andrew Lloyd Weber musical based on the classic Billy Wilder film.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:32AM

All that Chat

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