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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Lin-Manuel Miranda Announces Freestyle Love Supreme on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

On the heels of an acclaimed off-Broadway run, Lin-Manuel Miranda has announced a Broadway engagement of Freestyle Love Supreme, the high-energy show that blends hip-hop, improvisational th…

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Nicholas Christopher Returns to Broadway's Hamilton as George Washington by Andy Lefkowitz

Multi-talented star Nicholas Christopher, formerly seen as George Washington in the Broadway production of Hamilton, returns to the Tony-winning production at the Richard Rodgers Theatre o…

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Shoshana Bean, Joshua Henry, Rob McClure to Join Stephen Sondheim, Jason Robert Brown & Katrina Lenk in Concert by Andy Lefkowitz

A talented lineup of special guests have been announced to take part in the highly anticipated special benefit performance featuring Tony-winning songwriters Jason Robert Brown and Stephen…

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War Paint Stars Patti LuPone & Christine Ebersole Sign On for Steven Universe TV Movie Musical by Andy Lefkowitz

Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole, the two-time Tony-winning stars who shared the Broadway stage in 2017 in War Paint, are among a starry voice cast set to take part in the Cartoon Netwo…

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Benj Pasek, Michael Benjamin Washington, Antoinette Nwandu Join 2019-2020 Tony Awards Nominating Committee by Andy Lefkowitz

The Tony Awards administration committee has announced the nominating committee for the 2019-2020 Broadway season. New members include Tony-winning songwriter Benj Pasek (Dear Evan Hansen), …

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Conor McPherson-Bob Dylan Musical Girl From the North Country Will Move to Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

The acclaimed musical Girl From the North Country is headed uptown. The new show written and directed by Tony-nominated playwright Conor McPherson and featuring the music of Bob Dylan, which…

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Noël Coward's Blithe Spirit to Receive New Film Adaptation with Judi Dench by Andy Lefkowitz

A fresh film version of Noël Coward's iconic farce Blithe Spirit has been newly announced by Variety. Filming is underway for the flick, which will feature Tony- and Oscar-winning actress …

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Monday, June 17, 2019

Aladdin Standout Michael James Scott Is Broadway.com's Next Vlogger by Andy Lefkowitz

Michael James Scott, the showstopping actor currently appearing on Broadway as Genie in Aladdin, has signed on to lead Broadway.com's new vlog—"Live from the Lamp"—starting on June 25. T…

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Gary Busey to Star as God in New Off-Broadway Musical Only Human by Andy Lefkowitz

Oscar-nominated actor Gary Busey will portray the Almighty this fall in the world premiere pop-rock musical Only Human. Previews will begin on October 8 ahead of an October 21 opening night …

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Pretty Woman Alum Tommy Bracco Will Compete on Season 21 of CBS' Big Brother by Andy Lefkowitz

Tommy Bracco, the Broadway alum most recently seen as Giulio in Pretty Woman: The Musical, will take to the small screen as part of the 21st season of the CBS reality series Big Brother. The…

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Hillary and Clinton, Starring Laurie Metcalf & John Lithgow, Moves Up Broadway Closing Date by Andy Lefkowitz

Lucas Hnath's new play Hillary and Clinton will conclude its Broadway run earlier than expected. Originally scheduled to play a limited engagement through July 21, the play will now close on…

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Debra Messing Will Return to Broadway in Noah Haidle's New Play Birthday Candles by Andy Lefkowitz

Debra Messing is headed back to the Great White Way. The beloved stage-and-screen star will headline Noah Haidle's Broadway-debut play Birthday Candles next spring at the American Airline…

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Sunday in the Park with George, Starring Jake Gyllenhaal & Annaleigh Ashford, Will Transfer to London by Andy Lefkowitz

On the heels of an acclaimed 2017 Broadway production, Sarna Lapine's new staging of Sunday in the Park with George has scheduled a move to London's Savoy Theatre next spring. Jake Gyllenhaa…

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Mel Brooks Begins Two-Night Comedy Engagement on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Mel Brooks, award-winning comedy legend of stage and screen, returns to the Great White Way on June 17 as part of the In Residence on Broadway series. The new show, titled Mel Brooks on B…

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Friday, June 14, 2019

James T. Lane, Bonnie Milligan & More to Star in Encores! Off-Center's Promenade by Andy Lefkowitz

Initial casting has been announced for the upcoming Encores! Off-Center staging of Al Carmines and Maria Irene Fornés' 1969 musical Promenade. The previously announced two-night production…

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Lin-Manuel Miranda to Play Piragua Guy in His In the Heights Movie by Andy Lefkowitz

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Tony-winning songwriter and original star of In the Heights, has announced that he will take on the role of Piragua Guy in the musical's upcoming film adaptation. Eliseo …

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Oliver Savile, Daniel Boys & More to Lead European Premiere of Falsettos by Andy Lefkowitz

London's Falsettos has found its tight-knit family. Initial casting is set for the European premiere of the beloved musical by William Finn and James Lapine. The previously announced product…

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Rain: A Tribute to The Beatles Cancels Broadway Return Engagement by Andy Lefkowitz

The recently announced return run of the celebrated concert Rain: A Tribute to The Beatles has been canceled. The show had initially been scheduled to play the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre from Ju…

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Richard E. Grant Cast as Former Drag Queen Hugo in Movie Musical Adaptation of Everybody's Talking About Jamie by Andy Lefkowitz

The upcoming movie musical version of Everybody's Talking About Jamie has selected Oscar nominee Richard E. Grant, standout star of Can You Ever Forgive Me?, to play the role of Hugo—also…

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Oliver Savile, Daniel Boys & More to Lead European Premiere of Falsettos by Andy Lefkowitz

London's Falsettos has found its tight-knit family. Initial casting is set for the European premiere of the beloved musical by William Finn and James Lapine. The previously announced product…

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Acclaimed Magic Show Derren Brown: Secret Will Transfer to Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Following a sold-out off-Broadway run with Atlantic Theater Company, the acclaimed Derren Brown: Secret will move to Broadway's Cort Theatre this fall for a limited run. Andrew O'Connor and…

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Diana DeGarmo & Ace Young to Headline National Tour of First Date by Andy Lefkowitz

Six years after its Broadway premiere, the adorable musical comedy First Date is going on tour. Broadway alums and real-life couple Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young will star in the road producti…

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Vanessa Hudgens, Hailey Kilgore & More to Lead Reading of Ingrid Michaelson's The Notebook Musical with Powerhouse Theater by Andy Lefkowitz

Vanessa Hudgens and Hailey Kilgore are among a starry cast set to headline Powerhouse Theater's upcoming reading of Ingrid Michaelson's stage adaptation of The Notebook. Tony nominee Michae…

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Kaley Ann Voorhees, Susan Blackwell & More Join Starry Into the Woods Concert at Town Hall by Andy Lefkowitz

More casting has been announced for the highly anticipated benefit concert of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Tony-winning musical Into the Woods. The previously announced event, presen…

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Ed Harris to Replace Jeff Daniels in To Kill a Mockingbird on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Stage-and-screen star Ed Harris will join the cast of Broadway's To Kill a Mockingbird this fall, according to The New York Times. He will take over the role of Atticus Finch beginning on N…

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Tony Kushner's New Version of The Visit, or The Old Lady Comes to Call Set for London's National; Lesley Manville Will Star by Andy Lefkowitz

London's National Theatre has announced a new staging of Friedrich Dürrenmatt's dark comic play The Visit, or The Old Lady Comes to Call, featuring a new adaptation by Tony and Pulitzer wi…

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Dave Chappelle to Play Broadway Debut Engagement This Summer by Andy Lefkowitz

Comedian and actor Dave Chappelle will make his Broadway debut this summer for a limited run of performances at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Titled Dave Chappelle Live on Broadway, the five-p…

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Yiddish-Language Fiddler Will Hold Special World Refugee Day Performance; Luis A. Miranda Jr. to Lead Talkback by Andy Lefkowitz

The award-winning National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene production of Fiddler on the Roof will fill its theater with refugees in celebration and in honor of World Refugee Day on June 20 for a…

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John Mellencamp Jukebox Musical in Development; Kathleen Marshall to Direct by Andy Lefkowitz

This show will make us hurt so good. A new jukebox musical is in development featuring songs from the catalogue of Grammy-winning rocker John Mellencamp. Republic Records, Federal Films an…

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Dates Set for Old Vic's Lungs Starring The Crown's Claire Foy & Matt Smith by Andy Lefkowitz

London's Old Vic theater has announced dates for its upcoming mounting of Duncan Macmillan's comedic drama Lungs. The previously announced production, directed by Matthew Warchus, will star…

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Sandra Bullock Is Developing a Musical TV Show About Her Life in College by Andy Lefkowitz

Sandra Bullock is one step closer to the world of Broadway. The celebrated Oscar-winning actress has announced that she is developing a new musical TV series for Amazon based on her experie…

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