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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Ivo van Hove's Network, Starring Bryan Cranston, Extends Broadway Run by Andy Lefkowitz

The acclaimed Broadway transfer of Network, the stage adaptation of Paddy Chayevsky's iconic film, has been extended at the Belasco Theatre through April 28, 2019. Originally slated to r…

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Alvin Epstein, Original Lucky in Broadway's Waiting for Godot, Dies at 93 by Andy Lefkowitz

Alvin Epstein, a multifaceted award-winning actor whose six-decade career on and off Broadway included roles in the works of Samuel Beckett, William Shakespeare and Kurt Weill, die…

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Moonlight Oscar Winner Tarell Alvin McCraney Makes Broadway Playwriting Debut with Choir Boy by Andy Lefkowitz

The 2013 drama Choir Boy by Oscar winner Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight) begins previews of its Broadway transfer on December 12. Trip Cullman (Lobby Hero) directs the production at t…

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Daniel Fish's Immersive Oklahoma! Will Transfer to Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

On the heels of an acclaimed production at Brooklyn's St. Ann's Warehouse, the innovative new staging of Oklahoma! from director Daniel Fish will move to Broadway's Circle in the…

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Daniel 'Rudy' Ruettiger, Inspiration for 1993 Film Rudy, to Lead One-Night Solo Play on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger, the man whose childhood experience as an aspiring football player was turned into the acclaimed 1993 film Rudy, has announced his Broadway debut in the one…

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Some Kind of Wonderful! Chilina Kennedy Will Return to Beautiful: The Carole King Musical by Andy Lefkowitz

Longtime Beautiful star Chilina Kennedy will return to the title role of Broadway's hit Carole King musical on January 3, 2019. Kennedy will succeed current star Abby Mueller, who will e…

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Full Casting Announced for World Premiere Play Marys Seacole with LCT3 by Andy Lefkowitz

Casting is complete for the world premiere staging of Marys Seacole, a new play by Jackie Sibblies Drury (Fairview) appearing as part of Lincoln Center Theater's LCT3 program at the Clai…

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Robert Townsend's The Five Heartbeats in Development as a Broadway Musical by Andy Lefkowitz

The Five Heartbeats could soon be singing and dancing their way to New York. A stage musical adaptation of Robert Townsend's 1991 film The Five Heartbeats, about a fictional Motown-…

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He'll Raise You Up! New York Giants Legend Tiki Barber to Join Kinky Boots as Don by Andy Lefkowitz

Tiki Barber, a former American Football running back who played for the New York Giants for ten seasons, will take over the role of Don in the Tony-winning musical Kinky Boots at the Al Hirs…

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Carol Burnett to Receive Inaugural Golden Globe Award in Her Name by Andy Lefkowitz

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has announced that Tony-winning stage-and-screen icon Carol Burnett will receive the first-ever Golden Globe television special achievement award, nam…

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Christopher Fitzgerald Reprises His Tony-Nominated Turn in Waitress by Andy Lefkowitz

Christopher Fitzgerald, Tony-nominated original cast member of Waitress, returns to the role of Ogie in the Broadway production on December 11. Fitzgerald replaces Alex Wyse, who played his …

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Tony Winner Avenue Q to End Off-Broadway Run at New World Stages in 2019 by Andy Lefkowitz

Everything in life is only for now. Avenue Q, winner of three 2004 Tony Awards including Best Musical, will conclude its off-Broadway transfer at New World Stages on April 28, 2019. This run…

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Katie Rose Clarke & Jesse JP Johnson Return to Wicked on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

A pair of Wicked alums head back into the hit musical at the Gershwin Theatre on December 11. Katie Rose Clarke steps into the role of Glinda, with Jesse JP Johnson taking on the role of Boq…

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Ruben Studdard & Clay Aiken Ring In the Holidays as Their Spectacular Reunion Show Opens on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

It's opening night for Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken! The American Idol alums open their new holiday concert run Ruben & Clay's First Annual Christmas Carol Family Fun …

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Monday, December 10, 2018

Exclusive! Watch Kelli O'Hara, Patrick Wilson & Stephanie J. Block Sing from Brigadoon for a Glorious New Cast Album by Andy Lefkowitz

It's hard to believe that a year has passed since New York City Center toasted Lerner & Loewe's Brigadoon with a luminous 70th-anniversary gala staging of the classic musica…

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Stephanie Torns to Play Monthlong Return Run as Jenna in Broadway's Waitress by Andy Lefkowitz

Waitress understudy Stephanie Torns will return to the role of Jenna full-time beginning on December 11 for a limited run through January 6. Torns will play the role in the interim betw…

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Olivier Nominee Catherine McCormack to Join The Ferryman on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Catherine McCormack, a talented Olivier-nominated actress, will make her Broadway debut as Mary Carney in The Ferryman beginning on December 18. McCormack reprises her London turn in Jez But…

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Jessie Mueller to Join Norm Lewis in The Music Man at The Kennedy Center by Andy Lefkowitz

Tony winner Jessie Mueller has signed on to star as Marian Paroo in the Kennedy Center's upcoming staging of the Tony-winning tuner The Music Man. Directed by Marc Bruni, choreograp…

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Pretty Woman: The Musical Cast Album to Be Released on Special 2-LP Red Vinyl Edition by Andy Lefkowitz

Get ready to listen to Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance's first musical-theater score on a fancy pair of records! A special 2-LP red vinyl edition of the cast album to Pretty Woman: The Musi…

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Saturday, December 8, 2018

Queer Eye's Jonathan Van Ness Added to Star-Studded Celebrity Autobiography on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

More and more stars are signing on for the Broadway premiere of Celebrity Autobiography. The latest addition is Queer Eye standout Jonathan Van Ness, who has been announced to appear in the …

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Friday, December 7, 2018

Lea Salonga to Star as Mrs. Lovett in Manila Staging of Sweeney Todd by Andy Lefkowitz

Tony winner Lea Salonga will attend the tale in Manila. The recent Once On This Island player will take on the role of Mrs. Lovett in an upcoming production of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Whee…

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Daniel Radcliffe to Star as an Angel in Small-Screen Comedy Miracle Workers by Andy Lefkowitz

Daniel Radcliffe, the star of stage and screen who is currently back on Broadway in The Lifespan of a Fact, is taking his talent to television. Radcliffe will appear in the new comedy Miracl…

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Full Casting Announced for Classic Stage Company's Strindbergs in Rep by Andy Lefkowitz

Casting is complete for the upcoming off-Broadway revivals of two 19th-century August Strindberg plays to be performed in repertory at Classic Stage Company. The previously announced plays, …

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Alexander Hanson & Joanna Riding Join Return Engagement of National Theatre's Follies by Andy Lefkowitz

West End stars Alexander Hanson and Joanna Riding will take on the roles of Ben Stone and Sally Durant Plummer in the upcoming return run of the National Theatre's Olivier-winning produc…

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Eden Espinosa, Erin Dilly & Isabel Leonard Join Star-Studded South Pacific Gala by Andy Lefkowitz

The highly anticipated benefit concert of Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific has added a talented trio of additional stars. The previously announced 70th-anniversary gala presenta…

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Good Idea! Sara Bareilles Will Return to Waitress with Gavin Creel by Andy Lefkowitz

This just might be the news of the week! Sara Bareilles has announced that she is returning to the stage for another turn as Jenna in her Tony-nominated musical Waitress. She'll be …

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Kathryn Erbe, Daniel Jenkins & Christopher Livingston to Lead World Premiere Drama Something Clean by Andy Lefkowitz

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced casting for the upcoming world premiere Something Clean, a drama by Selina Fillinger set to begin performances on May 4, 2019 at the Steinb…

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Clay Aiken & Ruben Studdard Kick Off the Holidays with a Family Fun Pageant Spectacular Reunion Show by Andy Lefkowitz

The holiday season has officially arrived! American Idol alums Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken begin their new holiday concert run Ruben & Clay's First Annual Christmas Carol Fami…

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Full Cast Set for Alice by Heart Musical from Spring Awakening & Waitress Writers by Andy Lefkowitz

Casting is here for Alice by Heart, the highly anticipated musical set to make its world premiere with off-Broadway's MCC Theater in 2019. Directed by Jessie Nelson (Waitress), who co-wr…

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Jerry Mitchell-Helmed Jukebox Musical My Own British Invasion Sets Casting at Paper Mill by Andy Lefkowitz

A talent-packed company of stars have been selected to lead the upcoming world premiere musical My Own British Invasion at Millburn, New Jersey's Paper Mill Playhouse. Tony winner J…

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Faye Dunaway to Star as Katharine Hepburn in Tea at Five on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Faye Dunaway is returning to Broadway for the first time in three decades. She will portray stage-and-screen icon Katharine Hepburn in the main-stem premiere of Matthew Lombardo…

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