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Friday, June 22, 2018

Donja R. Love's World Premiere Play Sugar in Our Wounds Receives Extension at New York City Center by Andy Lefkowitz

Manhattan Theatre Club has announced a one-week extension for Donja R. Love's acclaimed new play Sugar in Our Wounds, currently receiving its world premiere at City Center's Studio a…

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Cats Movie to Start Shooting in November; Wayne McGregor Signs On as Choreographer by Andy Lefkowitz

Speculations about a big-screen adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats will be a mere memory later this year, when the movie is slated to officially begin filming, The Stage reports.&n…

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Cats Movie Musical to Start Shooting in November; Wayne McGregor Signs On as Choreographer by Andy Lefkowitz

Speculations about a big-screen adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats will be a mere memory later this year, when the movie is slated to officially begin filming, The Stage reports.&n…

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Starry Lifespan of a Fact to Feature Broadway's First All-Female Design Team by Andy Lefkowitz

The upcoming world premiere production of The Lifespan of a Fact will break ground this fall, featuring Broadway's first all-female lineup of designers, according to the production. The …

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Once On This Island, The Band's Visit, Frozen & More to Perform at 2018 Broadway in Bryant Park by Andy Lefkowitz

A slew of talent-packed Broadway and off-Broadway shows have been announced to perform outdoors during six Thursdays as part of the 2018 Broadway in Bryant Park series. Audiences are invited…

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Clarke Thorell to Replace Manu Narayan in Broadway's My Fair Lady by Andy Lefkowitz

Clarke Thorell is returning to Broadway. The stage alum will step into the role of Zoltan Karparthy in the acclaimed revival of Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady at the Vivian Beaumont T…

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American Idol Winner David Cook Will Return to Broadway's Kinky Boots by Andy Lefkowitz

David Cook is strapping on his boots yet again! The American Idol winner who made his Broadway debut in April as Charlie Price in Kinky Boots will return to the Tony-winning musical beginnin…

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New Musical Based on the Life of Michael Jackson Will Premiere on Broadway in 2020 by Andy Lefkowitz

A new bio-musical framed around the life and music of the late singer-songwriter Michael Jackson is currently in development, Columbia Live Stage and The Michael Jackson Estate have ann…

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Monday, June 18, 2018

Stephanie Torns to Play Two-Week 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 June 19 for a limited run through July 3. Torns steps in for Katharine McPhee, who is taking …

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Moulin Rouge! The Musical Delays Boston Run by Two Weeks by Andy Lefkowitz

Come what may! Due to unforeseen circumstances, the highly anticipated world premiere of Moulin Rouge! The Musical has been pushed back by two weeks at Boston's Emerson Colonial Theatre.…

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Chukwudi Iwuji & Corey Stoll Lead a Stirring Othello at Shakespeare in the Park by Andy Lefkowitz

New York's most talented stage stars are making magic seven times a week in the thrilling new production of Othello at Central Park's Delacorte Theater. Tony winner Ruben Santia…

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Jessica Vosk Will Fly into Wicked on Broadway: 'Excited Doesn't Even Begin to Describe It!' by Andy Lefkowitz

Power-voiced Wicked tour star Jessica Vosk will offer up her acclaimed turn as Elphaba for Broadway audiences starting this summer. Vosk will begin performances at the Gershwin Theatre …

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Merle Dandridge Returns to Tony-Winning Once On This Island by Andy Lefkowitz

Merle Dandridge, the power-voiced star who originated the role of Papa Ge in the Tony-winning and Audience Choice Award-winning revival of Once On This Island, returns to the hi…

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Friday, June 15, 2018

Girls & Boys, Starring Carey Mulligan, Cancels Performances Following Injury by Andy Lefkowitz

Following the occurrence of a minor injury during a performance, a new schedule has been announced for Girls & Boys, the new play starring Oscar and Tony nominee Carey Mulligan (Skylight…

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Exclusive! Rock Out with This Must-Watch Gettin' the Band Back Together Music Video by Andy Lefkowitz

We're counting down the days till the Broadway arrival of Gettin' the Band Back Together, the high-spirited new musical beginning performances at the Belasco Theatre on July 19. Broa…

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Royal Shakespeare Company's Music-Filled Don Quixote Gets West End Transfer by Andy Lefkowitz

West End theatergoers are in for a treat this fall. The Royal Shakespeare Company's acclaimed 2016 staging of Miguel de Cervantes' Don Quixote will arrive at the Garrick Theatre on O…

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Melissa Benoist Takes On Music Icon Carole King in Beautiful on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Former Glee star and current Supergirl lead Melissa Benoist made her first Great White Way appearance on June 7 portraying music titan Carole King in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical …

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Tony Winner Once On This Island Named Recipient of Equity Award for Outstanding Broadway Chorus by Andy Lefkowitz

This is quite the week for the company of Broadway's Once On This Island! On Sunday night, the production was named the 2018 Tony winner for Best Musical Revival, and now the s…

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As If! Clueless Musical Sets World Premiere with Off-Broadway's New Group; Three Additional Debut Works on Tap by Andy Lefkowitz

A new stage musical adaptation of the fan-favorite flick Clueless will make its world premiere as part of the 2018-2019 season of off-Broadway's The New Group. The company's new line…

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Freaky Friday Movie Musical, Starring Heidi Blickenstaff, Sets Summer Friday Air Date by Andy Lefkowitz

Mark your calendar! The Disney Channel's highly anticipated movie musical adaptation of Freaky Friday has set an air date of Friday, August 10 at 8:00pm ET. Steve Carr will direct t…

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Lortel Winner Tiffany Mann & More Complete the Cast of Off-Broadway's Be More Chill by Andy Lefkowitz

2018 Lucille Lortel Award-winning actress Tiffany Mann (Jerry Springer—The Opera) is among the final stars announced to appear in the off-Broadway premiere of Be More Chill, featuring …

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Cate Blanchett Sets U.K. Stage Return in When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other by Andy Lefkowitz

Tony nominee and two-time Oscar winner Cate Blanchett will return to the U.K. stage next year in the new play When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other: Twelve Variations on Samuel …

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Tony Nominee Douglas Sills Joins World Premiere Musical Dave at Arena Stage by Andy Lefkowitz

Tony nominee Douglas Sills has joined the company of the highly anticipated new musical Dave, making its world premiere at Washington, D.C.'s Arena Stage this summer. Sills will pla…

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David Alan Grier & Steven Weber Join Michael Arden-Helmed Annie at Hollywood Bowl by Andy Lefkowitz

A pair of stage veterans have joined the company of the Hollywood Bowl's upcoming star-studded production of Annie. David Alan Grier will play Daddy Warbucks with Steven Weber as Preside…

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Avenue Q Originals to Make Return Appearances in Hit Musical for 15 Performances by Andy Lefkowitz

The Tony-winning musical Avenue Q will welcome the return of a handful of original Broadway cast members in the current production at off-Broadway's New World Stages next month. In comme…

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Dan Cody's Yacht Moves Up Final Off-Broadway Performance by One Week by Andy Lefkowitz

Anthony Giardina's new play Dan Cody's Yacht, currently receiving its world premiere at New York City Center—Stage I, will conclude its limited off-Broadway run one week e…

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Almeida Theatre's Acclaimed Summer and Smoke Gets West End Transfer by Andy Lefkowitz

The Almeida Theatre's stripped-back staging of Tennessee Williams' Summer and Smoke—which concluded its run on April 7—is getting a new life in the West End. The acclaime…

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Erik Lochtefeld & More Complete the Cast of Broadway's King Kong by Andy Lefkowitz

Final casting has been announced for the upcoming Broadway premiere of King Kong, the new musical slated to arrive at the Broadway Theatre this fall. King Kong will begin previews at the Bro…

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Olivier-Winning Kinky Boots Sets Final London Performance Date by Andy Lefkowitz

The hit West End production of Harvey Fierstein and Cyndi Lauper's Kinky Boots has announced a final performance date of January 12, 2019. The London transfer of the Tony-winning musical…

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Sky Lakota-Lynch Makes His Broadway Debut in Dear Evan Hansen by Andy Lefkowitz

The Tony-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen welcomes newcomer Sky Lakota-Lynch in the role of Jared Kleinman on June 12. Lakota-Lynch replaces original cast member Will Roland, who played his …

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Broadway Dates & Venue Set for Kelli O'Hara-Led Kiss Me, Kate by Andy Lefkowitz

The highly anticipated Broadway revival of Kiss Me, Kate is nearing its Broadway return. Dates and a main-stem venue have been set for the new staging, kicking off performances next spr…

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