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Monday, October 22, 2018

Adam Chanler-Berat & Jane Kaczmarek to Lead Lindsey Ferrentino's World Premiere The Year to Come at La Jolla by Andy Lefkowitz

Casting is complete for the world premiere staging of The Year to Come, a new work by Lindsey Ferrentino (Ugly Lies the Bone) appearing at San Diego's La Jolla Playhouse this winter. Ann…

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Michael James Leslie Replaces James Monroe Iglehart in Kennedy Center's Little Shop of Horrors by Andy Lefkowitz

Broadway alum Michael James Leslie has stepped in to voice the role of man-eating plant Audrey II in the Kennedy Center's upcoming staging of Little Shop of Horrors. Leslie replaces the …

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Angels in America Alum Amanda Lawrence Cast in National Theatre's Top Girls by Andy Lefkowitz

Casting is complete for the upcoming West End staging of Caryl Churchill's wildly innovative 1982 play Top Girls, appearing for the first time at the National Theatre. Lyndsey Turner wil…

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Sunday, October 21, 2018

Broadway-Bound Musical Be More Chill Is Also Being Made into a Movie by Andy Lefkowitz

Months ahead of its Broadway premiere, Be More Chill, the new musical which recently concluded a sold-out off-Broadway run at the Pershing Square Signature Center, has been announced to rece…

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Jez Butterworth's Olivier-Winning Drama The Ferryman Opens on the Great White Way by Andy Lefkowitz

The Ferryman, a wildly popular new play by Tony nominee Jez Butterworth, opens at Broadway's Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on October 21. Olivier winner Sam Mendes directs the production, a …

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Friday, October 19, 2018

World Premiere Musical Fall Springs Set for Barrington Stage Company's 25th Anniversary Season by Andy Lefkowitz

Pittsfield, Massachusetts' Barrington Stage Company has announced a trio of productions set to comprise its 25th anniversary season. A new staging of a beloved tuner, a world premie…

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Acclaimed Drama Operation Crucible to Play Off-Broadway's Davenport Theatre by Andy Lefkowitz

On the heels of a critically acclaimed run at the Brits Off Broadway Festival, the much-applauded production of Operation Crucible will move to the Davenport Theatre beginning on October 31.…

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Nicolette Robinson, Al Roker & a New Group of Friends Enter the Diner at Waitress by Andy Lefkowitz

In the past month, the Broadway hit Waitress has welcomed a bouquet of talented new stars to the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Off-Broadway favorite Nicolette Robinson made her Broadway debut in …

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Switzerland, Starring Phyllis Logan as Noted Author Patricia Highsmith, Set for West End Transfer by Andy Lefkowitz

Joanna Murray-Smith's acclaimed psychological thriller Switzerland, about the life of late author Patricia Highsmith, will soon move to London's Ambassador Theatre. The transfer from…

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Listen Up! New Musical Comedy The Prom Announces Original Broadway Cast Recording by Andy Lefkowitz

Pin on your corsage and pop in your earbuds! The upcoming Broadway musical comedy The Prom has announced the release of an original cast recording, available digitally on December 14 and on …

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Kate Reinders Joins the Cast of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Multi-talented stage star Kate Reinders takes on the role of Cynthia Weil in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical at the Sondheim Theatre beginning on October 19. Reinders replaces Kara L…

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Quincy Tyler Bernstine to Star in World Premiere Play Marys Seacole with LCT3 by Andy Lefkowitz

Lincoln Center Theater has announced the world premiere staging of Marys Seacole, a new play by Jackie Sibblies Drury appearing as part of the LCT3 program at the Claire Tow Theater. Ob…

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Tonys Administration Committee Announces First Set of Rulings in 2018-2019 Season: Boys in the Band Is Deemed a Revival & More by Andy Lefkowitz

The Tony Awards administration committee met on October 18 for the first time this season to confirm the eligibility status of seven Broadway productions for the American Theatre Wing&#…

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American Idol Alums Clay Aiken & Ruben Studdard Will Team Up on Broadway in New Holiday Show by Andy Lefkowitz

The holiday season just got happier! Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard, the power-voiced stars who competed on season two of American Idol, will take to the Broadway stage this winter for Ruben …

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What I Did for Love: Robyn Hurder, Tony Yazbeck, Jay Armstrong Johnson to Lead City Center's A Chorus Line Gala by Andy Lefkowitz

Casting is set for New York City Center's upcoming gala staging of the iconic 1975 musical A Chorus Line. The previously announced engagement will run from November 14-18. The cast will…

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Martha Plimpton Cast in U.K. Premiere of Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer-Winning Sweat by Andy Lefkowitz

Martha Plimpton is among the newly announced cast set to debut Lynn Nottage's Tony-nominated and Pulitzer-winning play Sweat at London's Donmar Warehouse. The previously announced U.…

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Mark Your Calendar! Date Set for 73rd Annual Tony Awards by Andy Lefkowitz

Save the date! The 73rd annual Tony Awards will take place on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at Radio City Music Hall. The ceremony, which honors theater professionals for distinguished achievement on…

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I'll Drink to That! London's Gender-Swapped Company Announces Extension by Andy Lefkowitz

Tony winner Marianne Elliott's acclaimed gender-reversed production of Company has been extended! The new staging at the West End's Gielgud Theatre, featuring Tony-winning legend Pat…

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Duncan Sheik & Steven Sater at Work on Twelfth Night Musical TV Series with a Twist by Andy Lefkowitz

Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater, the Tony-winning creators of Spring Awakening, have been recruited by Amazon to craft a new musical series based on Twelfth Night, according to The Hollywood R…

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Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones & Bobby Cannavale Reveal The Lifespan of a Fact on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

The star-packed world premiere staging of The Lifespan of a Fact opens at Studio 54 on October 18. Tony nominee Leigh Silverman directs the Broadway production, which began previews on Septe…

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

The Muny to Produce First Regional Staging of Kinky Boots; 2019 Season Will Also Include Matilda, 1776 by Andy Lefkowitz

In 2019, The Muny will raise you up! The beloved St. Louis theater has announced that the Tony-winning hit Kinky Boots will have its first regional production as part of the outdoor&nbs…

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Smokey Joe's Cafe Revival Sets Final Off-Broadway Performance Date; Cast Album & National Tour Planned by Andy Lefkowitz

The first major New York revival of the 1995 Tony-nominated musical revue Smokey Joe's Cafe will end its run at off-Broadway's Stage 42 on November 4. The hit compilation of son…

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Denée Benton & Carvens Lissaint to Join the Cast of Broadway's Hamilton by Andy Lefkowitz

Denée Benton and Carvens Lissaint are headed to the Broadway production of Hamilton. The stars will take on the roles of Eliza and George Washington, respectively, in Lin-Manuel …

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Chita Rivera, Kelli O'Hara & Jimmi Simpson Added to The Other Josh Cohen Cast Album by Andy Lefkowitz

A newly announced trio of stars will appear on the star-packed cast album of The Other Josh Cohen. Tony winners Chita Rivera and Kelli O'Hara and Theatre World Award winner Jimmi Simpson…

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Eighth Grade Star Elsie Fisher to Lead Movie Musical Adaptation of The Shaggs by Andy Lefkowitz

Elsie Fisher, the talented breakout star of the indie flick Eighth Grade, has been cast in a screen adaptation of the 2011 off-Broadway musical The Shaggs, according to The Hollywood Re…

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Idris Elba Tapped to Play Macavity in the Cats Film by Andy Lefkowitz

Casting is rolling out for the eagerly anticipated movie-musical version of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Broadway smash Cats. The newest star added to the company is Emmy nominee Idris Elba, wh…

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Lin-Manuel Miranda on Watching Hamilton's King George While Sitting Next to Prince Harry: 'That's His Sixth-Great-Grandpa' by Andy Lefkowitz

The mega-hit musical Hamilton is a hit across America and the United Kingdom. In gearing up for the show's Puerto Rico engagement, Tony-winning creator and original star Lin-Manuel …

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Cody Simpson Will Make His Broadway Debut in Anastasia by Andy Lefkowitz

Cody Simpson is headed to Broadway. The popular Australian singer will join the company of Anastasia as leading man Dmitry beginning on November 29. Current star Zach Adkins will play his fi…

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Mean Girls' Ashley Park & Dear Evan Hansen's Michael Park Join Netflix's Tales of the City by Andy Lefkowitz

Tony nominee Ashley Park and Emmy winner Michael Park, stars of Broadway's Mean Girls and Dear Evan Hansen, respectively, have both been cast in a sweet new screen project. The tale…

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Memorial Celebrating Tony-Winning Book Writer Thomas Meehan to Be Held at the St. James Theatre by Andy Lefkowitz

The Broadway community will celebrate the life of Tony-winning librettist Thomas Meehan in a memorial service to be held at the St. James Theatre on November 5, 2018 at 2:00pm. Meehan died o…

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Exclusive! Watch Sheridan Smith Sing 'I'm the Greatest Star' Before Funny Girl Arrives in Cinemas by Andy Lefkowitz

We've been counting down the days since we found out that the acclaimed West End production of Funny Girl will be broadcast in cinemas globally on October 24. In advance of the cinema pr…

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