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Thursday, October 19, 2017

John Leguizamo Schools Broadway Audiences as Latin History for Morons Begins at Studio 54 by Andy Lefkowitz

Tony nominee John Leguizamo returns to Broadway on October 19 in his new solo comedy Latin History for Morons. Tony Taccone directs the show will officially open on November 15 at Studi…

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Exclusive First Listen! Hamilton's Mandy Gonzalez Sings Tom Kitt's Stirring New Song by Andy Lefkowitz

Mandy Gonzalez, the super talent currently playing Angelica Schuyler in Hamilton, is releasing the original album Fearless on October 20, and you don't have to wait to hear just wha…

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Beth Leavel & Christopher Sieber to Lead Annie at Paper Mill Playhouse by Andy Lefkowitz

Beloved Tony winner Beth Leavel will play the irascible Miss Hannigan in Paper Mill Playhouse's holiday-season production of Annie! Tony nominee Christopher Sieber will play Oliver Warbu…

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Erik Gratton & Veronica J. Kuehn to Join George Wendt in Elf at Madison Square Garden by Andy Lefkowitz

Erik Gratton will lead the company of the new production of Elf at the Theater at Madison Square Garden, taking on the central role of Buddy. He will be joined by Broadway alum Veronica…

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Jane Krakowski & Chris Diamantopoulos Join A Christmas Story Live! on Fox by Andy Lefkowitz

Christmas has come early! Tony winner Jane Krakowski will play Miss Shields, the teacher of nine-year-old Ralphie Parker, in the upcoming live TV presentation of A Christmas Story. Broadway …

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Moya Angela, Marisha Wallace & Karen Mav to Share the Role of Effie in London's Dreamgirls by Andy Lefkowitz

This much talent has got to be a dream! Broadway veterans Marisha Wallace and Moya Angela will share the role of Effie White with Karen Mav in the hit London production of Dreamgirls beginni…

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Hunter Foster-Directed A Connecticut Christmas Carol to Star Lenny Wolpe & More by Andy Lefkowitz

Broadway veteran Lenny Wolpe (The Drowsy Chaperone) will lead the cast of A Connecticut Christmas Carol, the new musical adaptation of the Charles Dickens' holiday classic that will make…

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The Twilight Zone World Premiere Stage Adaptation Announces Full Casting by Andy Lefkowitz

Casting is set for Anne Washburn's previously announced world premiere play The Twilight Zone, adapted from the 1960s TV series. Richard Jones will direct the production set to run from …

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Adrienne Warren to Lead World Premiere of Tina Turner Bio-Musical in London by Andy Lefkowitz

As previously speculated, Tony nominee Adrienne Warren will star as music icon Tina Turner in the world premiere of Tina: The Musical in London's West End. Featuring a book by Kator…

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Stomp Will End 15-Year London Run; Creators at Work on Potential Remount by Andy Lefkowitz

The long-running performance-art piece Stomp will conclude its long-running London run on January 7, 2018. The global phenomenon began performances in January 1994 at the Sadler’s…

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Anthony Edwards Joins Broadway Revival of Children of a Lesser God by Andy Lefkowitz

Emmy nominee Anthony Edwards has been announced to play the role of Mr. Franklin in the upcoming Broadway revival of Children of a Lesser God. The new production of Mark Medoff’s …

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Ben Platt Passes Dear Evan Hansen Torch to Noah Galvin & Taylor Trensch with Ultimate Dance Video by Andy Lefkowitz

Dear Evan Hansen Tony winner Ben Platt may be playing his final performance in the hit musical on November 19, but the farewell isn't as sad as it might be. Taking over for Platt will be…

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Broadway Grosses: Bruce Springsteen Is 'Born to Run' on the Great White Way by Andy Lefkowitz

The fall Broadway season has kicked off with a one-of-a-kind treat. Music icon Bruce Springsteen opened a sensational concert engagement, aptly titled Springsteen on Broadway, at the Wa…

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Broadway Grosses: Bruce Springsteen Is 'Born to Run' on the Great White Way by Andy Lefkowitz

The fall Broadway season has kicked off with a one-of-a-kind treat. Music icon Bruce Springsteen opened a sensational concert engagement, aptly titled Springsteen on Broadway, at the Wa…

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Roy Dotrice, Celebrated Tony Winner of A Moon for the Misbegotten, Dies at 94 by Andy Lefkowitz

Roy Dotrice, the multitalented character actor who capped a three-plus-decade Broadway career with a Tony Award win for a revival of A Moon for the Misbegotten, died on October 16 at the age…

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Roy Dotrice, Celebrated Tony Winner for A Moon for the Misbegotten, Dies at 94 by Andy Lefkowitz

Roy Dotrice, the multitalented character actor who capped a three-plus-decade Broadway career with a Tony Award win for a revival of A Moon for the Misbegotten, died on October 16 at the age…

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Anthony Edwards Joins Broadway Revival of Children of a Lesser God by Andy Lefkowitz

Emmy nominee Anthony Edwards has been announced to play the role of Mr. Franklin in the upcoming Broadway revival of Children of a Lesser God. The new production of Mark Medoff’s …

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Ben Platt Passes Dear Evan Hansen Torch to Noah Galvin & Taylor Trensch with Ultimate Dance Video by Andy Lefkowitz

Dear Evan Hansen Tony winner Ben Platt may be playing his final performance in the hit musical on November 19, but the farewell isn't as sad as it might be. Taking over for Platt will be…

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Maggie Gyllenhaal, Whoopi Goldberg & James Earl Jones to Lead Damn Yankees in Concert by Andy Lefkowitz

Maggie Gyllenhaal, Whoopi Goldberg and James Earl Jones will bring plenty of "Heart" to a special benefit performance of Damn Yankees! The concert event, p…

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Ian McKellen to Voice the Demon in The Exorcist Stage Play; Trailer Released by Andy Lefkowitz

Six-time Olivier winner, Tony winner and Oscar nominee Ian McKellen is set to voice the role of the Demon in the West End premiere of The Exorcist. The new stage adaptation will play the Pho…

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War Paint Will Close Earlier Than Expected; Patti LuPone to Undergo Surgery by Andy Lefkowitz

War Paint, the new musical starring two-time Tony winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole, will play its final Broadway performance earlier than planned. The show will now end its run on…

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Sean Carvajal Takes Over for Victor Rasuk in Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train; Previews Halted by Andy Lefkowitz

Sean Carvajal (Tell Hector I Miss Him) has been announced to join the off-Broadway revival of Stephen Adly Guirgis' Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train at the Pershing Square Signature Ce…

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Spider-Man Alums Patrick Page, Reeve Carney & T.V. Carpio to Reunite for Pre-Broadway Run of Hadestown by Andy Lefkowitz

A trio of stars who appeared in the musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark will lead the company of the pre-Broadway run of the musical Hadestown, set to play the Citadel Theatre in Edmo…

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Pretty Woman: The Musical Adds Eric Anderson to Cast by Andy Lefkowitz

Broadway talent Eric Anderson has been announced to join Pretty Woman: The Musical, the new show based on the beloved 1990 film. Anderson will appear as Mr. Thompson in the show th…

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Casting Announced for Fiasco Theater's Twelfth Night at Classic Stage Company by Andy Lefkowitz

Casting is complete for the off-Broadway premiere of Fiasco Theater's new take on Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. The previously announced production will begin previews on Novembe…

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Lindsay Mendez Is Carrie Pipperidge in Carousel; John Douglas Thompson Also Joins Cast by Andy Lefkowitz

This ought to be a real nice clambake! Talented Broadway veteran Lindsay Mendez has been cast in the role of Carrie Pipperidge and Tony nominee John Douglas Thompson will take on the role of…

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Bruce Springsteen Makes His Great White Way Debut as Springsteen on Broadway Opens by Andy Lefkowitz

Music icon Bruce Springsteen's much-anticipated concert engagement Springsteen on Broadway celebrates opening night on October 12 at the Walter Kerr Theatre. The show which beg…

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Alexandra Socha & Joshua Boone to Star in Anna Ziegler's Actually Off-Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Stage veterans Alexandra Socha and Joshua Boone are slated to star in Anna Ziegler's two-hander Actually, set to make its New York debut at City Center's Studio at Stage II. Dir…

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A Christmas Story Live! Finds Its Ralphie Parker in Newcomer Andy Walken by Andy Lefkowitz

Following a nationwide digital casting call, Andy Walken, an 11-year-old from Seattle, WA, has been cast in the central role of Ralphie Parker in the upcoming live TV presentation of A Chris…

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Rocktopia, New Concert Showcasing Mozart, Queen & Journey, to Play Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Rocktopia, an acclaimed concert that has seen great success on international tours, will land at the Broadway Theatre for a six-week run from March 20 through April 29, 2018. Created by stag…

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Kristin Chenoweth to Lead The Real Fairy Godmother TV Pilot by First Date Writers by Andy Lefkowitz

Broadway darling and TV veteran Kristin Chenoweth has landed a new TV pilot! The Real Fairy Godmother, starring Chenoweth and written by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner (the pair who&nb…

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