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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Go-Go's Musical Head Over Heels, Co-Produced by Gwyneth Paltrow, to Play Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

We got the beat! As previously speculated, Head Over Heels, the new musical featuring the iconic songs of The Go-Go's, has solidified plans for a Broadway premiere. The mu…

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M. Butterfly Will Close Earlier Than Planned on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

The new Broadway production of David Henry Hwang's 1988 Tony-winning play M. Butterfly will now play its final performance at the Cort Theatre on December 17. The production ha…

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Temptations Musical Ain't Too Proud to Play Pre-Broadway Run in D.C. by Andy Lefkowitz

The world premiere Berkeley Repertory Theatre production of Ain’t Too Proud—The Life and Times of The Temptations will land at Washington, D.C.'s Kennedy Center for a five-we…

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Lucy Kirkwood's Broadway-Debut Play The Children Officially Opens by Andy Lefkowitz

The Children, an American premiere play by Lucy Kirkwood, opens on December 14 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. James Macdonald directs the production, which began previews …

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Monday, December 11, 2017

Corey Cott & Ana Villafane to Lead Starry West Side Story Concert at the Kennedy Center by Andy Lefkowitz

A talented cast will take part in a three-performance concert featuring Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim's iconic score of West Side Story at D.C.'s Kennedy Center in 2018…

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Cruel Intentions Musical Extends Off-Broadway Run by Andy Lefkowitz

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

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The Band's Visit Sets Digital Release Date for Original Cast Album by Andy Lefkowitz

Ghostlight Records has announced that the original Broadway cast recording of The Band's Visit will be released in digital and streaming formats on December 15. The Band's Visit…

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Allan Corduner & More to Join Lauren Ambrose in Broadway's My Fair Lady by Andy Lefkowitz

Broadway's upcoming My Fair Lady revival has announced additional casting! Allan Corduner will play Colonel Pickering, Linda Mugleston will take on the role of Mrs. Pearce and Jorda…

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Hugh Jackman, Pasek & Paul, Laurie Metcalf & More Theater Favorites Earn Golden Globe Nominations by Andy Lefkowitz

Tony winners Hugh Jackman, Laurie Metcalf, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul were among the theater talent who earned Golden Globe Award nominations on the morning of December 11. Nominat…

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Friday, December 8, 2017

Alice Cooper Cast in NBC's Jesus Christ Superstar Live!; David Leveaux Signs On as Director by Andy Lefkowitz

Alice Cooper, a seminal figure in rock and roll whose compelling stage presence has made him a must-see for five decades, has been cast as the flamboyant King Herod in NBC's staged rock …

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Once On This Island to Receive New Broadway Cast Album by Andy Lefkowitz

We dance! Broadway Records has announced a new Broadway cast recording of Once On This Island, set to be released on CD and digitally on February 23, 2018. The album is currently available f…

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Michael Luwoye to Take Over Title Role in Hamilton on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

History will have its eyes on him! According to a recent interview with The LA Times, Hamilton alum Michael Luwoye will return to the show's Broadway production in the title role. Former…

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Zachary Quinto Wants You to Nominate Your Teacher for the Tonys' Theatre Education Award by Andy Lefkowitz

Submissions are now open for the Tony Awards' and Carnegie-Mellon University's 2018 Theatre Education Award! Carnegie-Mellon alum Zachary Quinto, who will soon return to Broadway in …

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Jayne Houdyshell to Star in World Premiere Play Relevance Off-Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Tony winner Jayne Houdyshell will star in the world premiere production of Relevance, a play written by JC Lee. The previously announced mounting will be directed by Tony nominee Liesl …

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Julia Sirna-Frest & More to Lead Off-Broadway Premiere Play [Porto] by Andy Lefkowitz

Julia Sirna-Frest (A Tunnel Year) will star in the new play [Porto], written by Obie winner Kate Benson. The work will make its off-Broadway debut at the WP Theater with previews slated to b…

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Farinelli and the King, Starring Mark Rylance, Begins on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Claire Van Kampen's new play Farinelli and the King begins previews at Broadway's Belasco Theatre on December 5. John Dove directs the work that stars three-time Tony winne…

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Max von Essen Returns to Broadway in Anastasia by Andy Lefkowitz

Tony nominee Max von Essen returns to Broadway on December 5 in the role of Gleb in the musical Anastasia. Von Essen takes over for original cast member Ramin Karimloo, who played his final …

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Monday, December 4, 2017

Andrew Garfield, Glenda Jackson, Amber Riley & More Win 2017 Evening Standard Awards by Andy Lefkowitz

Andrew Garfield, the acclaimed actor who is poised to reprise his London performance in Angels in America on Broadway, was among those honored with Evening Standard Awards on …

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Meat Loaf Musical Bat Out of Hell Will Return to the West End by Andy Lefkowitz

Fresh off a 2017 Evening Standard Award win for Best Musical, Bat Out of Hell, the new show based on the celebrated album of the band Meat Loaf, will return to London's West End. Perform…

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Former New York Yankee Reggie Jackson Joins Roundabout's Starry Damn Yankees Concert by Andy Lefkowitz

MLB superstar Reggie Jackson will play ball on the Broadway stage as Mr. Welch in Roundabout Theatre Company's upcoming benefit performance of Damn Yankees. Kathleen Marshall will direct…

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Real Housewives of Atlanta Star Kandi Burruss to Make Broadway Debut in Chicago by Andy Lefkowitz

Kandi Burruss is headed to Broadway! The Real Housewives of Atlanta star and Grammy-winning composer will play Matron Mama Morton in the long-running hit Chicago for a run from January …

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Call Me by Your Name Star Armie Hammer & Emmy Winner Tom Skerritt to Lead Broadway's Straight White Men by Andy Lefkowitz

Armie Hammer and Tom Skerritt will star in the Broadway production of Young Jean Lee’s dark comedy Straight White Men, directed by Anna D. Shapiro. The previously announced Broadway pr…

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Friday, December 1, 2017

James Graham's Quiz, Based on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, Will Transfer to the West End by Andy Lefkowitz

Following a hit run at Chichester Festival Theatre, James Graham's Quiz will move to the West End's Noël Coward Theatre. Daniel Evans directs the new work, which will begin prev…

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Hot Mess, Starring Lucy DeVito & Max Crumm, Sets Off-Broadway Closing Date by Andy Lefkowitz

Dan Rothenberg and Colleen Crabtree's romantic comedy Hot Mess will play its final performance at The Jerry Orbach Theater at The Theater Center on December 17. Lucy DeVito, Max Crumm an…

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Sail On! South Korea Production of Titanic Has Eyes on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

A new production of the Tony-winning musical Titanic could be headed to Broadway. The mounting from South Korea's OD Company, currently playing the Charlotte Theater in Seoul, featu…

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Barbara Cook Memorial to Include Performances from Audra McDonald, Kelli O'Hara & More by Andy Lefkowitz

A Tribute to Barbara Cook, a memorial directed by James Lapine, will take place on December 18 at 5:00pm at Broadway's Vivian Beaumont Theater. Renée Fleming, Norm Lewis, Audra Mc…

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Jay Armstrong Johnson, Marin Mazzie, Douglas Hodge & More to Lead Terrence McNally's Fire and Air at Classic Stage Company by Andy Lefkowitz

Stage vet Jay Armstrong Johnson, three-time Tony nominee Marin Mazzie, Tony winner Douglas Hodge, Tony winner John Glover, four-time Oscar nominee Marsha Mason and Broadway alum James Cusati…

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David Alan Grier, Ken Jeong & PRETTYMUCH Sign On for A Christmas Story Live! by Andy Lefkowitz

Three-time Tony nominee David Alan Grier, film star Ken Jeong and the boyband PRETTYMUCH will appear on the upcoming live TV presentation of A Christmas Story. Grier will play Santa Claus, J…

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Harry Clarke, Starring Billy Crudup, Extended Again at Off-Broadway's Vineyard Theatre by Andy Lefkowitz

David Cale's new off-Broadway play Harry Clarke has received another extension at the Vineyard Theatre. The solo show starring Tony winner Billy Crudup and directed by Tony nominee Leigh…

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Todrick Hall Brings Razzle-Dazzle to a Broadway Return in Chicago by Andy Lefkowitz

YouTube star and stage alum Todrick Hall returns to Broadway on November 30 in the long-running hit Chicago. The star will appear as Billy Flynn for a limited engagement through January 14, …

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Uma Thurman Makes Her Broadway Debut as Beau Willimon's The Parisian Woman Officially Opens by Andy Lefkowitz

The Parisian Woman, a new drama by House of Cards creator Beau Willimon, opens at Broadway's Hudson Theatre on November 30. Directed by Tony winner Pam MacKinnon and starring Oscar nomin…

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