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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Fulfillment Center, Starring Deirdre O'Connell & Frederick Weller, Extends Off-Broadway Run by Andy Lefkowitz

Abe Koogler's drama Fulfillment Center has extended its run at New York City Center—Stage II through July 16. The new work directed by Daniel Aukin began previews on June 6 an…

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Friday, June 23, 2017

New Young Stars Will ’Stick It to the Man’ in Broadway Hit School of Rock by Andy Lefkowitz

The hit musical School of Rock will welcome five new cast members to the class on July 31. Rocking their way to Broadway will be Zachary Zwelling as Zack the guitarist, Levi Buksbazen as Fre…

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Downton Abbey's Laura Carmichael Completes Cast of Stockard Channing-Led Apologia by Andy Lefkowitz

Downton Abbey actress Laura Carmichael will play the role of Trudi in the new production of Alexi Kaye Campbell's Apologia, set to play London's Trafalgar Studios from July 29-Novemb…

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Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice's Evita Will Return to London by Andy Lefkowitz

The hit musical Evita, featuring music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, will play a 12-week return engagement at London's Phoenix Theatre from July 28-October 14. Directed …

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Stockard Channing-Led Apologia Completes Cast with Downton Abbey's Laura Carmichael by Andy Lefkowitz

Downton Abbey actress Laura Carmichael will play the role of Trudi in the new production of Alexi Kaye Campbell's Apologia, set to play London's Trafalgar Studios from July 29-Novemb…

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Rejoice! Paula Vogel's Indecent Will Play a Longer Run on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Audiences will have more chances to see Paula Vogel's acclaimed play Indecent. Despite an initial June 25 closing announcement, the exciting new work will now remain open through August …

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On Your Feet! National Tour Will Star Christie Prades & Mauricio Martinez by Andy Lefkowitz

Christie Prades will star as Gloria Estefan and Mauricio Martinez will play Emilio Estefan in the first national tour of On Your Feet!. Martinez will also perform the role of Emilio on Broad…

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On Your Feet! National Tour Finds Its Gloria & Emilio Estefan by Andy Lefkowitz

Christie Prades will star as Gloria Estefan and Mauricio Martinez will play Emilio Estefan in the first national tour of On Your Feet! As previously announced, the 80-week tour will launch o…

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Stirring Stage Adaptation of Iconic 1984 Officially Opens on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

The new stage take on George Orwell's seminal novel 1984 opens on June 22 at the Hudson Theatre. Adapted and directed by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan, 1984 began previews on May…

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Jerry Springer — The Opera Will Make Off-Broadway Debut as Part of New Group's 2017-2018 Season by Andy Lefkowitz

Jerry Springer — The Opera, with a book and lyrics by Stewart Lee and Richard Thomas and music by Thomas, will make its long-awaited off-Broadway debut in 2018 with The New Group. The comp…

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Look Out Sister: Casting Set for New London Production of Five Guys Named Moe by Andy Lefkowitz

The new London production of 1992 Tony-nominated musical Five Guys Named Moe has announced casting. Edward Baruwa will play Nomax alongside Ian Carlyle as Four-Eyed Moe, Dex Lee as Know Moe,…

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Donja R. Love's Sugar in Our Wounds, Exploring Queer Love in Black History, Set for World Premiere by Andy Lefkowitz

Sugar in Our Wounds, a new play by Donja R. Love, is set to make its world premiere as part of Manhattan Theatre Club's Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play series at City Center's Stu…

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Lillias White & Georgia Engel Set for New Musical Half Time at Paper Mill Playhouse by Andy Lefkowitz

Georgia Engel and Lillias White will lead the cast of the new musical Half Time, set to make its east coast premiere at Millburn, New Jersey's Paper Mill Playhouse from May 31 to July 1,…

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Mary Stuart, Adapted by 1984 Co-Creator & Featuring an Expert Role Swap, Will Transfer to West End by Andy Lefkowitz

The Almeida Theatre's new take on Friedrich Schiller's Mary Stuart, adapted and directed by 1984 co-writer Robert Icke, will transfer to London's West End. Featuring Juliet …

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Tony Shalhoub, Katrina Lenk & More to Lead Award-Winning The Band's Visit to Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Tony Shalhoub and Katrina Lenk, who starred in the off-Broadway premiere of The Band's Visit at the Atlantic Theater Company, will reprise their performances for the musical's B…

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Stockard Channing to Be Joined by Sense8 Star Freema Agyeman & More in London's Apologia by Andy Lefkowitz

Freema Agyeman, Desmond Barrit and Joseph Millson will join the previously announced Stockard Channing in a new production of Alexi Kaye Campbell's Apologia at London…

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Anne-Marie Duff & Kenneth Cranham Will Lead London Premiere of Heisenberg by Andy Lefkowitz

Simon Stephens' Heisenberg, which ran on Broadway in 2016, will make its London debut at the Wyndham’s Theatre for a run from October 3, 2017-January 6, 2018. Marianne Elliott will…

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The Government Inspector, Starring Michael Urie, Will Transfer to New World Stages by Andy Lefkowitz

The new off-Broadway revival of Nikolai Gogol's comedy The Government Inspector, starring Michael Urie, will transfer from its run at the Duke on 42nd Street to a lar…

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Clive Owen-Led Revival of David Henry Hwang's M. Butterfly Finds Its Broadway Home by Andy Lefkowitz

The new Broadway revival of David Henry Hwang's Tony-winning drama M. Butterfly will play the Cort Theatre. The previously announced production starring Oscar nominee Clive Owe…

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Steven Pasquale, Julie White, Alex Brightman to Lead Assassins & More Encores! Off-Center Casting by Andy Lefkowitz

Steven Pasquale will play John Wilkes Booth, Julie White will portray Sara Jane Moore and Alex Brightman will play Giuseppe Zangara in the New York City Center Encores! Off-Center presentati…

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A.R. Gurney, Prolific Playwright of Love Letters & Sylvia, Has Died by Andy Lefkowitz

A.R. Gurney, the iconic playwright whose works included The Dining Room, The Cocktail Hour, Sylvia and the Pulitzer finalist Love Letters, died on June 12 at age 86. Born on November 1, 193…

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Ingrid Michaelson to Make Broadway Debut in Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 by Andy Lefkowitz

Singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson will join the Broadway musical Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 on July 3 for a run through August 15. Michaelson will play the role of Sonya, …

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Paula Vogel’s Indecent, Directed by 2017 Tony Winner Rebecca Taichman, Will Close by Andy Lefkowitz

Paula Vogel's new play Indecent, which explores the impact of Sholem Asch's controversial 1923 work God of Vengeance, will end its run at Broadway’s Cort Th…

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Muriel's Wedding the Musical Finds Its Star & Sets Additional Casting for World Premiere by Andy Lefkowitz

Newcomer Maggie McKenna will take on the title role in Muriel's Wedding the Musical, the new stage adaptation of PJ Hogan’s hit 1994 film. The previously announced show will b…

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Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer Prize-Winning Play Sweat Announces Broadway Closing Date by Andy Lefkowitz

Sweat, the 2017 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, will play its final Broadway performance at Studio 54 on June 25. By closing, Lynn Nottage’s drama will have played 24 previews …

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Six Degrees of Separation, with Corey Hawkins, Allison Janney & John Benjamin Hickey, to Close Early by Andy Lefkowitz

The Tony-nominated Broadway revival of John Guare’s Six Degrees of Separation will end its run earlier than expected, on June 18, at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. The production was ini…

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Broadway Favorite Betsy Wolfe Takes Over for Sara Bareilles in Waitress by Andy Lefkowitz

The Broadway musical Waitress welcomes a new leading lady on June 13 as Betsy Wolfe takes over the role of Jenna from the musical's songwriter, Sara Bareilles, who played her final …

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Telly Leung Takes a Magic Carpet Ride into Broadway's Aladdin by Andy Lefkowitz

Stage veteran Telly Leung begins in the title role in Aladdin on June 13. He takes over for Jacob Dickey, who has played the role following the exit of original Broadway cast member Ada…

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Tony-Winning Best Play Oslo, Directed by Barlett Sher, Extends Broadway Run by Andy Lefkowitz

J.T. Rogers' Broadway play Oslo, which took home the 2017 Tony Award for Best Play, will now run at the Vivian Beaumont Theater through July 16. Oslo was or…

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M. Butterfly, Starring Clive Owen & Directed by Julie Taymor, Announces Broadway Start Date by Andy Lefkowitz

The new Broadway revival of David Henry Hwang's Tony-winning drama M. Butterfly, starring Oscar nominee Clive Owen and directed by Tony winner Julie Taymor, will begin previews on Octobe…

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Could the Tony-Winning Revival of August Wilson's Jitney Come to a City Near You? by Andy Lefkowitz

The Broadway revival of August Wilson's Jitney, which won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play, might be mounted elsewhere in the near future, according to Barry Grove, executi…

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