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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Catherine Brunell Joins Mean Girls, Replaces Company-Bound Jennifer Simard by Andy Lefkowitz

The Tony-nominated musical Mean Girls welcomes stage alum Catherine Brunell to the production on December 11. She takes over the roles of Mrs. Heron/Ms. Norbury/Mrs. George from Tony nomine…

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Jennifer Damiano, Michael Zegen & More to Join Duncan Sheik in His New Musical Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice by Andy Lefkowitz

Casting is complete for Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, a new musical based on the Oscar-nominated 1970 film, set to make its world premiere with off-Broadway's New Group this winter.…

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Public Theater Announces Complete Casting for World Premiere Coal Country by Andy Lefkowitz

Full casting is here for Coal Country, a new play by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen set to make its world premiere at the Public Theater in 2020. The previously announced off-Broadway product…

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Matthew Amendt & Stephanie Berry Nab Title Roles in Classic Stage's Repertory Dracula & Frankenstein by Andy Lefkowitz

Off-Broadway's Classic Stage Company has announced full casting for its upcoming revivals of Bram Stoker's Dracula and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Dracula, adapted by Kate Hamill and direct…

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Noah Galvin Replaces Ari'el Stachel in 50th Anniversary Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Concert by Andy Lefkowitz

Noah Galvin has stepped in to take over the title role in Manhattan Concert Productions' upcoming one-night presentation of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Michael Arden is a…

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My Best Friend's Wedding Musical Sets World Premiere in the U.K.; Alexandra Burke Will Star by Andy Lefkowitz

A fan-favorite '90s film is being made into a stage show. My Best Friend's Wedding The Musical, a new tuner based on the Golden Globe-nominated motion picture, will arrive in the U.K. next y…

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Austin Durant Joins Moulin Rouge! for Six-Week Run as Harold Zidler by Andy Lefkowitz

New York stage alum Austin Durant steps into the role of Harold Zidler in Moulin Rouge! The Musical beginning on December 10. He'll remain with the production for six weeks while original c…

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Something's Coming: Ivo van Hove's New Staging of West Side Story Arrives on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

A new Broadway revival of West Side Story from Tony-winning director Ivo van Hove kicks off performances at the Broadway Theatre on December 10. The production will officially open on Febru…

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Broadway's Hamilton Welcomes Krystal Joy Brown as Eliza by Andy Lefkowitz

Krystal Joy Brown joins the Broadway production of Hamilton on December 10. The strong-voiced stage veteran takes over the leading role of Eliza in Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony-winning musical…

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Monday, December 9, 2019

Beetlejuice Musical Sets Broadway Closing Date; National Tour to Launch in Fall 2021 by Andy Lefkowitz

Beetlejuice, the delightfully ghoulish new stage show based on the hit 1988 film, will end its Broadway run at the Winter Garden Theatre on June 6, 2020. The new tuner began previews on Marc…

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Tony Goldwyn to Fill In for John Benjamin Hickey in The Inheritance by Andy Lefkowitz

Tony Goldwyn will return to Broadway this winter in Matthew Lopez's two-part drama The Inheritance. He will assume the role of Henry Wilcox from Tony winner John Benjamin Hickey for a four-m…

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Saturday, December 7, 2019

The Lightning Thief Cast Recording Receives Deluxe Edition & Karaoke Album by Andy Lefkowitz

Get ready to rock out to your favorite songs from The Lightning Thief. Broadway Records has announced the release of a karaoke album from the fan-favorite Broadway musical, currently availab…

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Harry Connick Jr. Returns to Broadway with A Celebration of Cole Porter by Andy Lefkowitz

Two-time Tony nominee Harry Connick Jr.'s new Broadway solo show A Celebration of Cole Porter begins performances on December 7 at the Nederlander Theatre. The three-week limited engagement …

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Ron Leibman, Tony-Winning Original Roy Cohn of Angels in America, Dies at 82 by Andy Lefkowitz

Ron Leibman, a veteran actor of stage and screen who left a mark on Broadway originating the role of Roy Cohn in Angels in America, died on December 6, according to Variety. The cause of de…

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Friday, December 6, 2019

Adam Kantor, Emily Walton, Jay Armstrong Johnson & More to Lead Darling Grenadine Musical at Roundabout Underground by Andy Lefkowitz

A talented group of stage stars have signed on to headline the new musical Darling Grenadine. The previously announced New York premiere, directed and choreographed by Tony nominee Micha…

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Barry Manilow's Harmony Pushed Back to 2021 at Museum of Jewish Heritage by Andy Lefkowitz

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene has announced a one-year postponement to the previously announced New York-premiere staging of Barry Manilow's musical Harmony. Originally scheduled to be…

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Is This a Room to Play Winter Encore Engagement at Vineyard Theatre by Andy Lefkowitz

Off-Broadway's Vineyard Theatre has announced a monthlong return run of Is This a Room, a new drama written and directed by Tina Satter. The remount will run from December 20, 2019 through J…

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The Lighting Thief Cast Recording Receives Deluxe Edition & Karaoke Album by Andy Lefkowitz

Get ready to rock out to your favorite songs from The Lighting Thief. Broadway Records has announced the release of a karaoke album from the fan-favorite Broadway musical, currently availabl…

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Howard McGillin & More to Join Charles Busch in His New Comedy The Confession of Lily Dare by Andy Lefkowitz

Casting is complete for The Confession of Lily Dare, a new comedy by Tony-nominated playwright Charles' Busch, set to play off-Broadway's Cherry Lane Theatre in 2020. Carl Andress will direc…

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Courtney Reed, Francis Jue & More to Lead Lauren Yee's Cambodian Rock Band at Off-Broadway's Signature by Andy Lefkowitz

Casting is complete for the upcoming New York premiere of Lauren Yee's play with music Cambodian Rock Band. The previously announced production, directed by Chay Yew, will begin previews on…

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Monsoon Wedding Musical Sets 2020 U.K. Debut at Leeds Playhouse & London's Roundhouse by Andy Lefkowitz

Following a 2017 run at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, the new musical Monsoon Wedding, based on Mira Nair's 2001 film, has scheduled a pair of U.K.-premiere stagings set to run next summer. T…

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Alanis Morissette Musical Jagged Little Pill Opens on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Jagged Little Pill, a new Broadway musical featuring the songs of Grammy winner Alanis Morissette, officially opens at the Broadhurst Theatre on December 5. Diane Paulus directs the producti…

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A Bright Room Called Day Extends Again at the Public Theater; Bill Heck to Join the Cast by Andy Lefkowitz

The new off-Broadway production of Tony Kushner's A Bright Room Called Day has received a second extension at the Public Theater. The play will now run through December 22. Bill Heck (Phot…

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

The Illusionists Delights Broadway Audiences with Feats of Magic at the Neil Simon Theatre by Andy Lefkowitz

After four holiday prior engagements on the Great White Way, the hit magic show The Illusionists is back with the smash-hit production Magic of the Holidays. The fan-favorite show will co…

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Tony Kushner's A Bright Room Called Day Extends Again at the Public Theater by Andy Lefkowitz

The new off-Broadway production of Tony Kushner's A Bright Room Called Day has received a second extension at the Public Theater. The play will now run through December 22. A Bright Room Ca…

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Gregg Edelman & Eric William Morris Complete the Cast of Richard Greenberg's The Perplexed Off-Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Four-time Tony nominee Gregg Edelman and recent King Kong star Eric William Morris have joined the cast of The Perplexed, a new play by Tony winner Richard Greenberg set to appear at off-Br…

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Joey McIntyre to Star in Dion Musical The Wanderer at Paper Mill Playhouse by Andy Lefkowitz

Joey McIntyre is headed back to the stage in a new musical. The former New Kids on the Block member who recently appeared on Broadway in Waitress will headline the world premiere musical The…

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Dan Stevens to Lead Martin McDonagh's Hangmen on Broadway; Tracie Bennett & More Will Co-Star by Andy Lefkowitz

Dan Stevens is headed back to the Great White Way. The star of stage and screen will take on the lead role of the brooding Mooney in the Broadway premiere of Martin McDonagh's Olivier-winni…

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

My Name Is Lucy Barton, Starring Laura Linney, Moves Up First-Preview Date on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Audiences will have a chance to see Laura Linney in the new solo drama My Name Is Lucy Barton earlier than planned. The upcoming Broadway play, originally announced to begin previews on Jan…

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Wanna Shipoopi? The Music Man on Broadway Is Having an Open Call for Young People by Andy Lefkowitz

Want to dance on Broadway eight times a week alongside Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster? If you're between the ages of 8-17, this news is for you. The highly anticipated Broadway revival of …

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Beth Leavel & Taylor Iman Jones to Headline World Premiere Devil Wears Prada Musical by Andy Lefkowitz

The upcoming musical adaptation of The Devil Wears Prada has found its stars. Beth Leavel and Taylor Iman Jones will take on the roles of Miranda Priestly and Andy Sachs, respectively, in th…

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