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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Anastasia Star Christy Altomare Is Broadway.com's Next Vlogger by Andy Lefkowitz

Get ready to go behind the scenes at Broadway's glittering new musical Anastasia with talented star Christy Altomare! The stage favorite is set to lead Broadway.com's newes…

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World Premiere Play Harry Clarke, Directed by Leigh Silverman, to Begin Vineyard Theatre's 2017-2018 Season by Andy Lefkowitz

David Cale's world premiere play Harry Clarke has been announced to kick off the 2017-2018 season at off-Broadway's Vineyard Theatre. The Vineyard will also present a lab production …

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Brandy Norwood Returns Her Jazzy Roxie Hart to Broadway Hit Chicago by Andy Lefkowitz

Grammy winner Brandy Norwood returns to Broadway's Chicago for a special 17-performance engagement as Roxie Hart beginning on August 17! She continues in the role through August 31 …

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Tom Hollander to Reprise Acclaimed Turn in Tom Stoppard's Travesties on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Tom Hollander is set to star in Tom Stoppard's stirring drama Travesties at the American Airlines Theatre in 2018. Hollander is reprising his role as Henry Carr from an earlier…

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

New Musical Groundhog Day to End Broadway Run; Will Embark on National Tour by Andy Lefkowitz

The new Broadway musical Groundhog Day will play its final performance at the August Wilson Theatre on September 17. The show began previews on March 16 and opened on April 17. By closi…

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Laura Bell Bundy, Leslie Kritzer, Michael McGrath & Michael Mastro to Lead World Premiere Musical The Honeymooners by Andy Lefkowitz

Legally Blonde Tony nominee Laura Bell Bundy will return to the stage as Trixie Norton alongside Lucille Lortel Award winner Leslie Kritzer as Alice Kramden in the new musical The Honeymoone…

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Clive Owen to Be Joined by Jin Ha & More in M. Butterfly, Directed by Julie Taymor by Andy Lefkowitz

The upcoming revival of David Henry Hwang's 1988 play M. Butterfly will feature the Broadway debut of Jin Ha in the iconic role of Song Lilong. Newcomer Ha joins the previously anno…

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Broadway's Once on This Island Finds Its Ti Moune in Young Star Hailey Kilgore by Andy Lefkowitz

Hailey Kilgore, an 18-year-old Oregon native, will make her Broadway debut in the central role of Ti Moune in the upcoming revival of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty's Once On This…

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Tony Winner Ben Platt Sets Final Performance Date in Dear Evan Hansen by Andy Lefkowitz

Ben Platt, whose moving performance in Dear Evan Hansen is making audiences weep nightly at the Music Box Theatre, will bid farewell to show's title role on November 19. A replaceme…

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Children of a Lesser God, Starring Joshua Jackson & Lauren Ridloff, Sets Broadway Dates & Theater by Andy Lefkowitz

Mark Medoff’s 1980 play Children of a Lesser God will officially return to Broadway, with previews set to begin March 22 and an opening scheduled for April 11 at Studio 54. The pr…

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Laura Bell Bundy, Leslie Kritzer & More to Lead World Premiere Musical The Honeymooners by Andy Lefkowitz

Legally Blonde Tony nominee Laura Bell Bundy will return to the stage as Trixie Norton alongside Lucille Lortel Award winner Leslie Kritzer as Alice Kramden in the new musical The Honeymoone…

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Monday, August 14, 2017

New Musical Gettin' the Band Back Together to Play Broadway's Belasco Theatre in 2018 by Andy Lefkowitz

Broadway audiences had better get ready to rock out! The new musical Gettin' the Band Back Together is slated to open at the Belasco Theatre in the summer of 2018, with previews set to b…

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Harold Prince 'Determined' to Bring Evita Back to Broadway; Knocks Recent Revival in Upcoming Memoir by Andy Lefkowitz

The iconic musical Evita could be headed back to the Great White Way. Harold Prince, who directed the original 1979 Tony-winning production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice music…

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Revivals of A.R. Gurney's Later Life & Steven Dietz's Lonely Planet Set for Off-Broadway's Keen Company by Andy Lefkowitz

New productions of late playwright A.R. Gurney's 1993 work Later Life and Steven Dietz's 1994 play Lonely Planet will make up the 2017-2018 season of off-Broadway's Kee…

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Howard Crabtree's When Pigs Fly to Return Off-Broadway for Run at Stage 42 by Andy Lefkowitz

When Pigs Fly, the comedic revue that had a celebrated New York run from 1996-1998, will make its off-Broadway return at Stage 42 this fall. Previews will begin on October 6 with an opening …

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Simple Joys! Tony Winner Patina Miller & Husband David Mars Welcome Baby Girl by Andy Lefkowitz

What a way to spread a little sunshine! Pippin Tony winner Patina Miller and her husband, David Mars, welcomed their first child, daughter Emerson Harper, on August 9 at 12:50am in NYC,…

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Dear Evan Hansen Tony Winner Ben Platt to Guest Star on Will & Grace Reboot by Andy Lefkowitz

We'll be talking about this episode for forever! We've just learned that Tony-winning Dear Evan Hansen showstopper Ben Platt will take on a guest appearance on NBC's Will &a…

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Too Good to Be True! Jersey Boys Will Return to New York in Open Run at New World Stages by Andy Lefkowitz

My boyfriend's back! The hit jukebox musical Jersey Boys, which concluded its 11-plus-year Broadway run in January, will return to New York City, beginning an open run at off-Broadw…

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Muriel's Wedding Musical Finds a Best Friend for Its Bride-to-Be in Actress Madeleine Jones by Andy Lefkowitz

Madeleine Jones will take on the role of Rhonda in the upcoming Sydney, Australia world premiere of the musical Muriel's Wedding, based on the 1994 film. The previously announced show wi…

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Too Good to Be True! Jersey Boys to Return to New York in Open Run at New World Stages by Andy Lefkowitz

My boyfriend's back! The hit musical Jersey Boys, which concluded its 11-plus-year Broadway run in January, will return to New York City, beginning an open run at off-Broadway's…

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Cristin Milioti & More to Star in Zoe Kazan's After the Blast at LCT3's Claire Tow Theater by Andy Lefkowitz

Cristin Milioti, who earned a Tony nomination for Once, is among the cast of Zoe Kazan's play After the Blast! The new work will kick off the 2017-2018 season of Lincoln Center Theater&#…

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Michael Moore Takes on Donald Trump as The Terms of My Surrender Opens on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Michael Moore officially makes his Broadway debut on August 10! The prolific documentary filmmaker comes to the Great White Way in the new solo play The Terms of My Surrender, which began pr…

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Original Broadway Musical Bandstand, Starring Laura Osnes & Corey Cott, Will End Its Run by Andy Lefkowitz

The new Broadway musical Bandstand, which won a 2017 Tony Award for Andy Blankenbuehler's swing-filled choreography, will play its final performance at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on S…

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Manhattan Theatre Club to Pay Tribute to Prince of Broadway Inspiration Hal Prince at Fall Benefit by Andy Lefkowitz

Manhattan Theatre Club will tip its hat to 21-time Tony winner Hal Prince at its annual fall benefit, set to take place on October 23 at 583 Park Avenue in New York City. Prince is the basis…

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Stage Adaptation of Best-Selling Horror Novel The Exorcist to Make West End Debut by Andy Lefkowitz

John Pielmeier's long-gestating stage version of William Peter Blatty’s iconic horror novel The Exorcist is headed to London. Sean Mathias will direct the play at the Phoenix Theat…

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It's Official! Bruce Springsteen Will Play Concert Engagement on the Great White Way by Andy Lefkowitz

As previously speculated, hit recording artist Bruce Springsteen will make his Broadway debut this fall with Springsteen on Broadway, a solo show at the Walter Kerr Theatre. Performance…

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 Will Close on Broadway; Creator Dave Malloy to Rejoin Cast by Andy Lefkowitz

The new musical Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, celebrated for introducing immersive theater to Broadway crowds, will play its final performance at the Imperial…

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Broadway Theaters to Dim Lights in Memory of Tony-Winning Stage Legend Barbara Cook by Andy Lefkowitz

The marquees of Broadway theaters in New York will be dimmed on August 9 at 7:45pm for one minute in memory of Tony-winning actress Barbara Cook, who died at age 89 on August 8.  …

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Live TV Musical Presentation of Jonathan Larson's Rent Will Air in 2018 by Andy Lefkowitz

Start warming up your vocal cords and get ready to sing along! Fox's upcoming live television presentation of Jonathan Larson's iconic musical Rent will air in 2018, a represent…

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A Christmas Story Live Musical Sets Date; SNL Veteran Maya Rudolph to Take on Lead Role by Andy Lefkowitz

This one's bound to win a major award! The highly anticipated live-TV presentation of the Tony-nominated musical A Christmas Story will air on December 17 on Fox. SNL Emmy nominee M…

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Paul Alexander Nolan & More Will 'Escape to Margaritaville' on the Great White Way by Andy Lefkowitz

Stage favorite Paul Alexander Nolan will lead the cast of the new musical Escape to Margaritaville on the Broadway. Come From Away Tony winner Christopher Ashley directs the previously annou…

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