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Friday, April 28, 2017

Another Extension for Annie Baker's New Play The Antipodes by Andy Lefkowitz

The Antipodes, a new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Baker, has been extended again by Signature Theatre. The production will now run at the Pershing Square Signature Center through June…

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Sunset Boulevard Star Michael Xavier Joins Prince of Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Two-time Olivier Award nominee and Broadway.com vlogger Michael Xavier has joined the cast of Prince of Broadway, the new Hal Prince revue set to play Broadway’s Samuel J. Friedman The…

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Justin Guarini to Join Beth Malone in The Unsinkable Molly Brown by Andy Lefkowitz

Recent In Transit star Justin Guarini will appear as Vincenzo in the Muny’s upcoming production of The Unsinkable Molly Brown, running July 21-27 at the St. Louis outdoor theater. Guar…

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Jack DiFalco, Luca Padovan & More to Join Janeane Garofalo in Marvin’s Room on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Jack DiFalco will play Hank in the upcoming Broadway production of Scott McPherson’s play Marvin’s Room. Also joining the cast are Carman Lacivita as Bob and Marvin, Nedra McClyd…

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A Doll’s House, Part 2, with a Starry Cast Led by Laurie Metcalf, Opens on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Lucas Hnath’s A Doll’s House, Part 2 opens on April 27 at Broadway’s John Golden Theatre. Tony winner Sam Gold directs the production, which began previews on March 30…

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Kevin Spacey to Stick Around After the Tonys to Star in Solo Show Clarence Darrow by Andy Lefkowitz

Upcoming Tony Awards host Kevin Spacey is set to star in David. W. Rintels' solo show Clarence Darrow, directed by Thea Sharrock, in New York. The production, first presen…

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Acclaimed Musical Yank! to Play London's Charing Cross Theatre by Andy Lefkowitz

Yank!, the widely praised off-Broadway musical that recently received its UK premiere at Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester, will transfer to London in the summer of 2017. The moving, war-time …

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Laura Osnes & Corey Cott Open on Broadway in the New Musical Bandstand by Andy Lefkowitz

The original musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Hamilton Tony winner Andy Blankenbuehler, opens on April 26 at the Broadway’s Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. Tony nominee and …

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

New Musical Bandstand, Starring Laura Osnes & Corey Cott, to Be Preserved on Cast Album by Andy Lefkowitz

Richard Oberacker and Robert Traylor’s original swing score of the new Broadway musical Bandstand will be recorded onto an original cast album by Broadway Records. The album will be re…

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Allison Janney, John Benjamin Hickey & Corey Hawkins Open Broadway’s Six Degrees of Separation by Andy Lefkowitz

The new Broadway revival of John Guare’s Six Degrees of Separation, directed by Trip Cullman, opens on April 25. The production starring Tony nominee Allison Janney, Tony winner John B…

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Broadway Grosses: New Musical War Paint Soars at Box Office in Packed Spring Season by Andy Lefkowitz

The new Broadway musical War Paint, starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole, saw an uptick at the box office in the week ending April 24. The tuner following the rise of beauty titans H…

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Annie West End Revival Announces Full Casting, with Three Young Stars in Title Role by Andy Lefkowitz

Madeleine Haynes, Lola Moxom and Ruby Stokes will rotate in the title role in the new West End revival of Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin’s Annie, beginning previews …

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Tony Awards to Reinstate Competitive Sound Design Categories in 2018 by Andy Lefkowitz

The Tony Awards announced today that they will reinstate the categories of Best Sound Design of a Play and Best Sound Design of a Musical starting in the 2017-2018 season. Over the last 18 …

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Andy Karl to Miss Some Additional Performances of Groundhog Day to Recuperate from Injury by Andy Lefkowitz

On the instruction of his doctors, Groundhog Day star Andy Karl will not perform in the matinee performances on Wednesday, April 26 and Saturday, April 29 to further recuperate from a k…

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Christy Altomare, Derek Klena & Ramin Karimloo Open in Anastasia on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

The new Broadway musical Anastasia opens April 24 at the Broadhurst Theatre. Previews began March 23. Inspired by the 1997 animated film of the same name, Anastasia is directed by Darko…

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

The Candy Man Can! Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Starring Christian Borle, Opens on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

The Broadway musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory opens on April 23 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Jack O’Brien directs the new show with a book by David Greig and score by To…

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Broadway's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Starring Christian Borle, to Receive Original Cast Recording by Andy Lefkowitz

Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman's score for the new Broadway musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will be preserved on a cast album from Masterworks Broadway. The album will be …

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Sunday in the Park with George Revival, Starring Jake Gyllenhaal & Annaleigh Ashford, to Receive Cast Album; Production Recoups! by Andy Lefkowitz

The new Broadway revival of Sunday in the Park with George, featuring Jake Gyllenhaal as George and Annaleigh Ashford as Dot, will be preserved on a cast recording set for release this summe…

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Sunday in the Park with George Revival, Starring Jake Gyllenhaal & Annaleigh Ashford, to Receive Cast Album by Andy Lefkowitz

The new Broadway revival of Sunday in the Park with George, featuring Jake Gyllenhaal as George and Annaleigh Ashford as Dot, will be preserved on a cast recording by Warner Music Group. Th…

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An Enemy of the People, with Adaptation by Pulitzer Finalist Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, to Play Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Director Thomas Ostermeier’s critically lauded Berlin production of Henrik Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People will play Broadway in the 2017-2018 season at a theater to be announced.…

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Chris Evans & Michael Cera to Lead Kenneth Lonergan’s Lobby Hero at Broadway’s Helen Hayes Theatre by Andy Lefkowitz

A revival of Kenneth Lonergan’s Lobby Hero and a new production of Young Jean Lee’s Straight White Men will be the first two productions to play Broadway’s Helen Hayes Thea…

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Kelli O’Hara & Steven Pasquale to Reunite for Brigadoon at New York City Center by Andy Lefkowitz

Tony winner Kelli O’Hara, Steven Pasquale and Tony nominee Robert Fairchild will lead a concert production of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s musical Brigadoon at New York …

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Bette Midler Takes on an Iconic Role as Hello, Dolly! Opens on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Put on your Sunday clothes and celebrate Bette Midler in the new Broadway revival of Hello, Dolly!, opening on April 20 at the Shubert Theatre. Jerry Zaks directs and Warren Carlyle choreogr…

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Odds & Ends: Mark Rylance Is Knighted, In the Heights Gets All-Spanish Production & More by Andy Lefkowitz

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Mark Rylance Is Knighted! Three cheers for three-time Tony winner Mark Rylance who has been honored with Knighthood for his …

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Jennifer Damiano, Kelli Barrett & More Set for New Musical Deathless at Goodspeed by Andy Lefkowitz

The cast of Zack Zadek’s new musical comedy Deathless will include Tony nominee Jennifer Damiano, with Kelli Barrett, Sean Allan Krill, Johnny Shea and Jessica Phillips. Deathless, dir…

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Andy Karl to Miss Some Performances of Groundhog Day to Recuperate from Injury by Andy Lefkowitz

Following a knee injury sustained at a performance of the new musical Groundhog Day on April 14, lead actor Andy Karl, who stars as Phil Connors, was physically unable to perform in the prod…

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In a Masterful Stage Swap, Laura Linney & Cynthia Nixon Open in The Little Foxes on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

The new revival of Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes, starring Tony nominee Laura Linney and Tony winner Cynthia Nixon, opens April 19 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on Broadway. T…

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Renee Elise Goldsberry on How ‘the Law of Physics’ Led to Hamilton & Broadway Stardom by Andy Lefkowitz

The eloquent Renée Elise Goldsberry was a guest on ABC's Live with Kelly on April 18. The 2016 Tony Award winner who is currently promoting HBO’s Immortal Life of Henri…

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Odds & Ends: Christian Borle on How Playing an Elf Prepared Him for Willy Wonka, Kristin Chenoweth 'Twinkles' as Britney & More by Andy Lefkowitz

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Christian Borle on How Playing an Elf Prepared Him to Take on Willy Wonka Christian Borle is back on Broadway in the new mus…

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Kevin Spacey to Host 71st Annual Tony Awards from Radio City Music Hall by Andy Lefkowitz

Kevin Spacey will serve as host of the 2017 Tony Awards. The 71st annual ceremony will take place June 11 at Radio City Music Hall and will appear on CBS at 8:00pm EST. This will be Spacey&r…

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Pulitzer Winner Paula Vogel Takes Broadway with Inventive New Play Indecent by Andy Lefkowitz

Indecent, a play with music co-created by Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel and director Rebecca Taichman, opens on March 18 at Broadway’s Cort Theatre. The play transfers from its 201…

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