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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Savion Glover & More Sign On for 2018 City Center Encores! Off-Center Season by Andy Lefkowitz

Encores! Off-Center's co-artistic directors Anne Kauffman and Jeanine Tesori have announced a trio of talented directors slated to helm the 2018 season, which begins on June 27. The…

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Brandon Victor Dixon, Norm Lewis & More Join NBC's Jesus Christ Superstar Live! in Concert by Andy Lefkowitz

Two-time Tony-nominated actor Brandon Victor Dixon (Hamilton) is among the new stars added to the highly anticipated TV presentation of Jesus Christ Superstar Live! in Concert. Dixon will pl…

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Anybody Have a Map? Dear Evan Hansen to Play First International Production in Toronto by Andy Lefkowitz

2017 Tony-winning Best Musical Dear Evan Hansen will set up shop in Canada next spring, marking the hit show's first international production. The celebrated tuner will arrive at Toronto…

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Full Casting Announced for U.K. Premiere of An Officer and a Gentleman—The Musical by Andy Lefkowitz

Casting is set for the U.K. debut and forthcoming touring production of An Officer and a Gentleman—The Musical, a new stage adaptation based on the beloved 1982 film. The previously an…

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Let It Go! Disney's Frozen, Starring Caissie Levy & Patti Murin, Arrives on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

The highly anticipated new stage adaptation of the hit Disney film Frozen begins performances at Broadway's St. James Theatre on February 22. Directed by Tony winner Michael Grandage and…

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Put on Your Sunday Clothes! Santino Fontana to Play Stint as Cornelius in Hello, Dolly! by Andy Lefkowitz

Tony nominee Santino Fontana is joining the hit Broadway production of Hello, Dolly! The talented actor will take on the role of Cornelius Hackl in the Tony-winning musical revival for …

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Harry Connick Jr. Will Be Joined by J. Harrison Ghee, Kate Shindle, Janet Dacal & Tom Hewitt in The Sting by Andy Lefkowitz

New Jersey's Paper Mill Playhouse has assembled a talented group of stars to join the previously announced Harry Connick Jr. in the new musical adaptation of the 1973 film The Sting…

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Kick Up Your Heels! Dates Are Set for 2018 Chita Rivera Awards by Andy Lefkowitz

Get ready to cheer on your favorite dance makers! The 2nd annual Chita Rivera Awards have set a ceremony date of May 20 at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. Nominations will b…

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song, Starring Michael Urie & Mercedes Ruehl, Will Transfer to Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

On the heels of a celebrated 2017 run at off-Broadway's Second Stage, Harvey Fierstein's iconic play Torch Song will return to Broadway this fall. The revival, starring Mic…

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Jack Davenport, Adam Chanler-Berat, Walter Bobbie & More to Join Condola Rashad in Saint Joan by Andy Lefkowitz

A starry lineup of actors has been announced to join three-time Tony nominee Condola Rashad in a new Broadway production of George Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan. The revival, directed by Ton…

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Sarah Burgess' Kings, Directed by Thomas Kail, Extends at the Public Theater by Andy Lefkowitz

Off-Broadway's Public Theater has announced a weeklong extension for Sarah Burgess' world premiere play Kings. Directed by Tony winner Thomas Kail (Hamilton), the play will now run t…

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Cruel Intentions Musical Extends Off-Broadway Run for Third & Final Time by Andy Lefkowitz

The new musical adaptation of Roger Kumble’s 1999 cult-hit film Cruel Intentions has added a final extension to its New York premiere engagement at downtown hotspot (le) Poisson Rouge.…

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Dave Thomas Brown & Cody Jamison Strand Team Up in Broadway's The Book of Mormon by Andy Lefkowitz

Tony-winning musical The Book of Mormon welcomes Dave Thomas Brown as Elder Price and the return of Cody Jamison Strand as Elder Cunningham beginning on February 20. The duo takes over for l…

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A Whole New World! Arielle Jacobs Joins Broadway's Aladdin as Princess Jasmine by Andy Lefkowitz

Stage alum Arielle Jacobs begins performances as Princess Jasmine in the Broadway hit Aladdin on February 20. Jacobs replaces original cast member Courtney Reed, who played her final perform…

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Friday, February 16, 2018

Broadway's Marquis Theatre Will Dim Lights in Memory of Five-Time Tony Nominee Jan Maxwell by Andy Lefkowitz

The Broadway community mourns the loss of five-time Tony Award-nominated actor, singer and performer Jan Maxwell, who passed away on February 11 at age 61. The Marquis Theatre…

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Broadway's Marquis & Friedman Theatres Will Dim Lights in Memory of Five-Time Tony Nominee Jan Maxwell by Andy Lefkowitz

The Broadway community mourns the loss of five-time Tony Award-nominated actor, singer and performer Jan Maxwell, who passed away on February 11 at age 61. The Marquis Theatre…

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Dan Butler Completes Broadway Cast of Tom Stoppard's Travesties by Andy Lefkowitz

Broadway veteran Dan Butler will take on the role of Lenin in the upcoming Broadway revival of Tom Stoppard's Tony Award-winning play Travesties. Butler completes the company of the prod…

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Andrew Lloyd Webber Revue Unmasked, Directed by John Doyle, Sets World Premiere at Paper Mill Playhouse by Andy Lefkowitz

New Jersey's Paper Mill Playhouse has announced the world premiere of Unmasked, a revue featuring stories behind the creation of some of the best works of Andrew Lloyd Webber, as the ope…

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Michael Ball to Lead London's Chess; Original West End Star Murray Head Also Joins Cast by Andy Lefkowitz

Two-time Olivier Award winner Michael Ball will appear as Anatoly alongside Alexandra Burke as Svetlana and Cassidy Janson as Florence in the upcoming five-week West End return of Chess. Ori…

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Ruthie Henshall, Josefina Gabrielle & Sarah Soetaert to Join Cuba Gooding Jr. in London Return of Chicago by Andy Lefkowitz

A trio of talented stars have signed on for the return of the award-winning musical revival Chicago at the Phoenix Theatre. Former Broadway Chicago star Ruthie Henshall will take on the…

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Jimmy Buffett Musical Escape to Margaritaville Begins on the Great White Way by Andy Lefkowitz

The new musical Escape to Margaritaville, featuring the island tunes of hitmaker Jimmy Buffett, lands on Broadway at the Marquis Theatre beginning on February 16. Featuring a book by Greg Ga…

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Harvey Fierstein, Marissa Jaret Winokur & More Hairspray Stars Join Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Benefit by Andy Lefkowitz

Tony winners Harvey Fierstein and Marissa Jaret Winokur will team up with fellow stars from the original Broadway production of Hairspray at the 2018 edition of Broadway Belts for PFF!,…

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Tony Yazbeck & More to Lead John Kander & David Thompson's New Musical The Beast in the Jungle by Andy Lefkowitz

Tony nominees Tony Yazbeck (On the Town) and Peter Friedman (The Treasurer) will star in the new musical adaptation of Henry James' novella The Beast in the Jungle. Susan Strom…

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Jeff Daniels, Gideon Glick, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Stark Sands & More to Lead Broadway's To Kill a Mockingbird by Andy Lefkowitz

Tony nominees Jeff Daniels (Blackbird), Celia Keenan-Bolger (The Glass Menagerie), Stark Sands (Kinky Boots) and LaTanya Richardson Jackson (A Raisin in the Sun) are among the star-packed co…

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Tony Yazbeck & More to Lead John Kander & David Thompson's New Musical Beast in the Jungle by Andy Lefkowitz

Tony nominees Tony Yazbeck (On the Town) and Peter Friedman (The Treasurer) will star in the new musical adaptation of Henry James' novella Beast in the Jungle. Susan Stroman will d…

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Exclusive! Smash Veteran Katharine McPhee on Preparing for Waitress & Dreaming of Elphaba by Andy Lefkowitz

Broadway fans were beaming with the Valentine’s Day news that Katharine McPhee—the power-voiced alum of Smash and American Idol and current star of CBS’ Scorpion&mdash…

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American Idol Winner David Cook Will Make Broadway Debut in Kinky Boots by Andy Lefkowitz

David Cook is strapping on his boots and coming to Broadway! The talented American Idol winner will take on his first Great White Way role as Charlie Price in the Tony-winning musical Kinky …

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Harry Clarke, Starring Billy Crudup, Will Transfer to Off-Broadway's Minetta Lane Theatre by Andy Lefkowitz

David Cale's acclaimed new solo play Harry Clarke, featuring Tony winner Billy Crudup playing 19 roles, will transfer from its recent debut home at the Vineyard Theatre to fellow off-Bro…

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Edward Albee’s At Home at the Zoo Receives Extension Off-Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

The new off-Broadway mounting of Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo: Homelife and The Zoo Story has been extended by off-Broadway's Signature Theatre. The production, directed by Lila…

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Sutton Foster, Leslie Odom Jr., Stephanie J. Block & Andrew Rannells' Lincoln Center Concerts Set PBS Air Dates by Andy Lefkowitz

Dates are set for the new series Live From Lincoln Center Presents—Stars in Concert, featuring a foursome of Broadway's brightest stars: Sutton Foster, Leslie Odom Jr., Stephanie J…

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Brandon Uranowitz, Stephanie Styles, James Snyder & More to Lead Grand Hotel at Encores! by Andy Lefkowitz

Two-time Tony nominee Brandon Uranowitz (Falsettos), stage veterans Stephanie Styles (Newsies) and James Snyder (In Transit), and Irina Dvorovenko, a former principal ballet dancer with the …

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