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Sunday, October 20, 2019

David Byrne's Acclaimed Theatrical Concert American Utopia Opens on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

After an acclaimed international tour, Scottish-American singer-songwriter David Byrne's cheered theatrical concert American Utopia opens at Broadway's Hudson Theatre on October 20. The main…

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Saturday, October 19, 2019

Audra McDonald, Heather Headley, Hailey Kilgore & Tituss Burgess to Join Jennifer Hudson in Aretha Franklin Biopic Respect by Andy Lefkowitz

Six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald is among a slew of theater stars who have signed on to appear in the highly anticipated Aretha Franklin biopic Respect. The previously announced film, dir…

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Friday, October 18, 2019

Audra McDonald, Hailey Kilgore & Tituss Burgess to Join Jennifer Hudson in Aretha Franklin Biopic Respect by Andy Lefkowitz

Six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald (Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune) is among a slew of theater stars who have signed on to appear in the highly anticipated Aretha Franklin biopic R…

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Dep Kirkland to Star in His New Drama MsTRIAL at New World Stages by Andy Lefkowitz

Playwright Dep Kirkland (Lawyer Games) will head the cast of his new drama MsTRIAL, set to make its New York premiere at off-Broadway's New World Stages this fall. Rick Andosca will direct…

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Dearbhla Molloy & Ciarán Hinds Join West End Premiere of Conor McPherson's Uncle Vanya by Andy Lefkowitz

Further casting is here for the upcoming fresh West End staging of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, featuring a new adaptation by Conor McPherson. The previously announced production, directed by Ian …

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Dearbhla Molloy & Ciarán Hinds Join West End Production of Conor McPherson's Adaptation of Uncle Vanya by Andy Lefkowitz

Further casting is here for the upcoming fresh West End staging of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, featuring a new adaptation by Conor McPherson. The previously announced production, directed by Ian …

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Dearbhla Molloy & Ciarán Hinds Join West End Uncle Vanya Featuring New Adaptation by Conor McPherson by Andy Lefkowitz

Further casting is here for the upcoming fresh West End staging of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, featuring a new adaptation by Conor McPherson. The previously announced production, directed by Ian …

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Moulin Rouge! The Musical Will Open in London's West End in Spring 2021 by Andy Lefkowitz

Broadway's new smash hit Moulin Rouge! The Musical is heading across the pond. The spectacular show based on Baz Luhrmann's 2001 motion picture will receive its debut in London's West End …

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

James Monroe Iglehart, Kerry Butler, Andrew Barth Feldman & More Join Disney on Broadway's 25th Anniversary Concert by Andy Lefkowitz

More names have been added to the talent-packed lineup of stars set to perform in Disney on Broadway's upcoming concert Celebrating 25 Magical Years of Disney on Broadway. The previously an…

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The SpongeBob Musical: Live on Stage, Featuring Broadway Cast, to Air on Nickelodeon by Andy Lefkowitz

Following a Tony-nominated run on the Great White Way, members of the Broadway cast of SpongeBob SquarePants will reunite this winter to film the show in front of a live theater audience. N…

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The Sound Inside, Starring Mary-Louise Parker, Opens on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

The Sound Inside, a new play by Pulitzer finalist Adam Rapp, officially opens on October 17 at Studio 54. Tony-winning actress Mary-Louise Parker stars in the production, directed by Tony wi…

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Little Shop of Horrors, Starring Jonathan Groff, Tammy Blanchard & Christian Borle, Opens Off-Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Little Shop of Horrors officially heads back to the off-Broadway stage on October 17, as the beloved musical's new revival opens at the Westside Theatre. Tony winner Michael Mayer directs t…

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Casting Announced for MSG's New Family Holiday Show 'Twas the Night Before… by Andy Lefkowitz

Cirque du Soleil and The Madison Square Garden Company have announced full casting for the all-new, holiday-themed family theatrical production 'Twas the Night Before…, set to debut in Ch…

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Sweeping New Musical Lempicka to Play La Jolla Playhouse Before Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Lempicka, the buzzed-about new musical which played an acclaimed 2018 world premiere run at Williamstown Theatre Festival, has scheduled a spring 2020 West Coast premiere at La Jolla Playho…

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Manik Choksi & Tom Nelis to Lead Moby-Dick Musical at A.R.T.; Dave Malloy Cuts His Character from Script by Andy Lefkowitz

Casting is complete for the eagerly anticipated musical Moby-Dick, an adaptation of Herman Melville's classic novel set to make its world premiere this winter at the American Repertory Th…

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Warren Carlyle to Direct & Choreograph Barry Manilow's New Musical Harmony Off-Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Tony winner Warren Carlyle has signed on as director and choreographer of Harmony, a new musical featuring music by Barry Manilow and a book and lyrics by Bruce Sussman, set to make its New …

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Kenita R. Miller Joins Come From Away on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Welcome to the Rock, Kenita R. Miller! The strong-voiced Broadway vet joined the main-stem cast of Come From Away on October 15. She takes over the role of Hannah from original cast member Q…

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Will Swenson & Kate Baldwin Join Site-Specific Reading of Fun Home in NYC Funeral Home by Andy Lefkowitz

Tony-nominated stars Will Swenson and Kate Baldwin are among the newly announced complete cast of the upcoming site-specific staging of the Tony-winning musical Fun Home. The previously anno…

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Meghan Picerno Takes Over as Christine Daaé in The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Meghan Picerno, a celebrated alum of the Phantom of the Opera world tour, reprises her turn as Christine Daaé in the musical's legendary Broadway production beginning on October 16. She rep…

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Monday, October 14, 2019

Broadway to Dim Marquee Lights in Memory of Tony-Winning Star Diahann Carroll by Andy Lefkowitz

The Broadway League has announced the dimming of many main-stem marquee lights in memory of Tony-winning actress Diahann Carroll, who died on October 4. To commemorate her life and work, the…

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Saturday, October 12, 2019

Tina—The Tina Turner Musical Arrives on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Following an Olivier-nominated West End run, the new bio-show Tina—The Tina Turner Musical makes its Broadway premiere on October 12 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Tony-nominated actress Ad…

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Friday, October 11, 2019

Broadway League to Dim Marquee Lights in Memory of Tony-Winning Star Diahann Carroll by Andy Lefkowitz

The Broadway League has announced the dimming of many main-stem marquee lights in memory of Tony-winning actress Diahann Carroll, who died on October 4. To commemorate her life and work, the…

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Kerry Washington to Join Meryl Streep & James Corden in Netflix Adaptation of The Prom by Andy Lefkowitz

Kerry Washington is going to prom. The Emmy-nominated star of stage and screen has joined the company of Ryan Murphy's highly anticipated screen adaptation of the Tony-nommed musical The Pro…

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Billy Porter in Talks to Play Fairy Godmother in Cinderella Movie Musical by Andy Lefkowitz

Billy Porter, the Tony-winning stage vet who recently won his first Emmy for Pose, is currently in negotiations to portray the Fairy Godmother in the upcoming fresh movie musical adaptatio…

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Life of Pi, Featuring Puppet Design by War Horse's Finn Caldwell, Will Transfer to London's West End by Andy Lefkowitz

Following a celebrated premiere staging at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, the new stage adaptation of Yann Martel's bestselling 2001 fantasy adventure novel Life of Pi will move to Londo…

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Michael Jackson Musical MJ to Open at Broadway's Neil Simon Theatre in Summer 2020 by Andy Lefkowitz

The highly anticipated musical framed around the life of the late singer-songwriter Michael Jackson has set dates and a main-stem venue for its world premiere. The previously announced musi…

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Broadway's A Night with Janis Joplin Will Appear in Cinemas Nationwide This Fall by Andy Lefkowitz

Get it while you can! A Night with Janis Joplin, the 2013 Broadway musical about the life and music of the Queen of Psychedelic Soul, will appear on movie screens for a limited engagement th…

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Fires in the Mirror, Starring Michael Benjamin Washington, Extends Again at Signature by Andy Lefkowitz

Off-Broadway's Signature Theatre has announced an additional weeklong extension to the upcoming new staging of Anna Deavere Smith's solo play Fires in the Mirror. Recently extended through D…

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Mario Cantone to Star in World Premiere of Musical Fantasy Bliss at 5th Avenue Theatre by Andy Lefkowitz

Tony-nominated actor Mario Cantone has been announced to star as Sir Pincus Glimmermore in the brand-new musical Bliss, slated to make its world premiere at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre in…

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Come From Away Will Open in China in 2020 by Andy Lefkowitz

Come From Away will receive its Chinese-debut staging in 2020, marking the first production of the Broadway hit to be performed in a non-English-speaking country. The China production, which…

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Kevin Elyot's Early Gay Drama Coming Clean Will Return to London in 2020 by Andy Lefkowitz

King's Head Theatre's acclaimed staging of Kevin Elyot's groundbreaking 1982 play Coming Clean, which examines the breakdown of a gay couple's relationship, will return to the London stage …

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