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Thursday, June 30, 2022

World Premiere of ‘The Notebook,’ Based on Hit Novel, Announces Full Casting by Billy McEntee

Full casting has been announced for the world premiere of new musical 'The Notebook', with music and lyrics by Ingrid Michaelson. The post World Premiere of ‘The Notebook,’ Based on Hit …

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 02:18PM
Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Broadway Transfer of Tom Stoppard’s ‘Leopoldstadt’ Announces Casting by Billy McEntee

The Broadway transfer of Tom Stoppard's acclaimed new work 'Leopoldstadt' has announced a cast which includes Brandon Uranowitz and Caissie Levy. The post Broadway Transfer of Tom Stoppard…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 02:12PM
Monday, June 27, 2022

‘Life After’ a Solid Debut Musical Chronicling the Complexities of Grief by Billy McEntee

'Life After' makes its Chicago premiere at the Goodman Theater with a stunning production design and a cast that is nothing short of stellar. The post ‘Life After’ a Solid Debut Musical…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 12:12PM
Friday, June 24, 2022

Lake Tahoe Dance Collective Presents Tenth Annual Lake Tahoe Dance Festival by Billy McEntee

“When we founded the festival, we felt strongly about programming performances in a way that would be universally accessible,” explained Christin Hanna. The post Lake Tahoe Dance Collect…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 09:48AM
Thursday, June 23, 2022

Broadway Buff: Drew Droege Returns to NYC With ‘Happy Birthday Doug’ to Celebrate Pride by Billy McEntee

Drew Droege talks Pride Weekend, his show "Happy Birthday Doug," and both satirizing and celebrating gay culture in his work. The post Broadway Buff: Drew Droege Returns to NYC With ‘Happ…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 09:54AM
Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Chita Rivera Awards Celebrate 2022 Winners by Billy McEntee

The winners of the 2022 Chita Rivera Awards, which recognize dance and choreographic excellence in Broadway, off-Broadway and film, were announced June 20th. The post Chita Rivera Awards Ce…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 02:12PM

Masks will Be Optional on Broadway Starting July by Billy McEntee

Masks will be encouraged but not required for audiences coming to see Broadway shows starting in July, says the Broadway League in a new update. The post Masks will Be Optional on Broadway S…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 02:12PM
Monday, June 20, 2022

Norm Lewis and Joshua Henry Face Off In ‘Broadway VS’ for Juneteenth by Billy McEntee

The second annual "Broadway VS" concert, a fundraiser supporting the work of the Broadway Advocacy Coalition, features Norm Lewis and Joshua Henry. The post Norm Lewis and Joshua Henry Face …

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 02:48PM
Friday, June 17, 2022

New Musical ‘Lempicka’ Releases a Single by Billy McEntee

"Lempicka," the sweeping new musical about artist Tamara de Lempicka, has just released its second single, “Perfection” performed by George Abud. The post New Musical ‘Lempicka’…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 02:06PM
Thursday, June 16, 2022

Beanie Feldstein and Jane Lynch to Depart ‘Funny Girl’ this Fall by Billy McEntee

Stars Beanie Feldstein and Jane Lynch will depart the Broadway production this fall. The performers' final dates at the August Wilson will be September 25. The post Beanie Feldstein and Jane…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 12:03PM
Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Standby Max Clayton Steps Into Hugh Jackman’s Shoes, Making Harold Hill Debut in ‘The Music Man’ by Billy McEntee

Standby Max Clayton made his debut as Professor Harold Hill last night in "The Music Man", stepping in for marquee star Hugh Jackman. The post Standby Max Clayton Steps Into Hugh Jackman’s…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 02:12PM
Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Tony Awards Recap: The Highlights, The Snubs, and Looking Ahead by Billy McEntee

The 75th annual Tony Awards spread the love across multiple shows this Sunday. Here’s a rundown of the highlights, the surprises, and what to expect in the aftermath! The post Tony Awards …

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 03:18PM
Monday, June 13, 2022

‘A Strange Loop’ Wins Best Musical at the Tony Awards by Billy McEntee

"A Strange Loop" and "The Lehman Trilogy" won big at this year's landmark Tony Awards, and voters spread the love around to different shows. The post ‘A Strange Loop’ Wins Best Musical a…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 01:03AM
Thursday, June 9, 2022

Happy Pride! Five Current Shows that Celebrate LGBTQIA+ Characters by Billy McEntee

Broadway Blog celebrates five shows this Pride month that feature nuanced queer representation and honor the lives of complex LGBTQIA+ characters. The post Happy Pride! Five Current Shows th…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 04:19PM

More Join the Cast of Broadway-Bound ‘Into the Woods’ by Billy McEntee

Tony Award nominee Nancy Open joins the cast of the acclaimed revival of "Into the Woods" — see who else is joining the upcoming Broadway production. The post More Join the Cast of Broadwa…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 04:19PM
Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Lucy Moss and Toby Marlow to Host Special Pride Performance of ‘Circle Jerk’ by Billy McEntee

The Tony Award-nominated and Olivier Award-winning writers of 'Six' will host a special, late-night performance of 'Circle Jerk' in honor of Pride. The post Lucy Moss and Toby Marlow to H…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 10:33AM
Tuesday, June 7, 2022

With ‘The Thanksgiving Play,’ Larissa FastHorse Will be First Female Native American Playwright on Broadway by Billy McEntee

Second Stage Theater announces more of its 2022/23 season, which includes "The Thanksgiving Play" and Bess Wohl's 'Camp Siegfried.' The post With ‘The Thanksgiving Play,’ Larissa FastHor…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 12:37PM
Monday, June 6, 2022

Review Roundup: ‘1776’ at ART in Boston, En-Route to Broadway by Billy McEntee

What did the critics think of this radical new take on the 1969 Broadway musical '1776,' now in a tryout run at A.R.T. in Boston? The post Review Roundup: ‘1776’ at ART in Boston, En-Rou…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 04:42PM
Thursday, June 2, 2022

Tony-Winning Producer Ron Simons on ‘for colored girls…’ Surprising But Deserved Extension by Billy McEntee

Tony Award-winning producer Ron Simons answers five questions about the extended run of 'for colored girls,' now running through Sunday! The post Tony-Winning Producer Ron Simons on ‘for c…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 11:06PM

Bryant Park Reading Group Announces its June Lineup by Billy McEntee

The Bryant Park Reading Group continues to offer its free reading series, including the Books on Broadway segment, this summer. The post Bryant Park Reading Group Announces its June Lineup a…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 02:24PM
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Five Pre-Show Eateries That Get You In and Out by Billy McEntee

Five Theater District pre-show eateries that get you in and out fast, and into your theater seat on-time and fully nourished! The post Five Pre-Show Eateries That Get You In and Out appeared…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 02:24PM
Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Amy Adams-Led “The Glass Menagerie” Revival Reveals First Production Photos by Billy McEntee

The hotly anticipated West End revival of "The Glass Menagerie" gives first glimpse of six-time Academy Award nominee Amy Adams in the new production. The post Amy Adams-Led “The Glass Me…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 01:33PM
Thursday, May 26, 2022

Acclaimed Encores! Staging of ‘Into the Woods’ Will Transfer To Broadway by Billy McEntee

The celebrated New York City Encores! production of Into the Woods will transfer to Broadway for a strictly limited engagement at the St. James Theatre. The post Acclaimed Encores! Staging o…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 01:33PM
Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Heidi Schreck Will Lead “What the Constitution Means To Me” Reunion Benefit Reading by Billy McEntee

The original Broadway cast of "What the Constitution Means To Me" will reunite for reading to benefit the National Network of Abortion Funds. The post Heidi Schreck Will Lead “What the Con…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 12:37PM
Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Theater Buff: Max Jenkins from ‘Which Way to the Stage’ by Billy McEntee

Max Jenkins discusses MCC Theater's new play "Which Way to the Stage," stage-dooring, drag tributes to Idina Menzel and much more! The post Theater Buff: Max Jenkins from ‘Which Way to th…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 11:12AM
Monday, May 23, 2022

Mask Policy Extends on Broadway by Billy McEntee

“We’re thrilled that nearly a quarter of a million people are attending Broadway shows weekly in this exciting spring season,” said Charlotte St. Martin. The post Mask Policy Extends o…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 12:07PM
Friday, May 20, 2022

Meet ‘1776”s Thomas Jefferson: Tony nominee Elizabeth A. Davis by Billy McEntee

"We look forward to welcoming audiences into this A.R.T. process as we get in shape for the Broadway transfer. It feels great to finally be rumbling with this dense material!" The post Meet …

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 11:48AM
Thursday, May 19, 2022

Chita Rivera Awards Announce 2022 Slate of Nominees by Billy McEntee

The nominations have been announced for the 2022 Chita Rivera Awards, which promote and recognize dance and choreographic excellence in Broadway, off-Broadway and film. The post Chita Rivera…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 06:12PM
Wednesday, May 18, 2022

‘A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical’ Announces Broadway Dates by Billy McEntee

"A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical" will open on Broadway this fall, playing at the Broadhurst Theatre. The post ‘A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical’ Announces Broadw…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 02:54PM
Tuesday, May 17, 2022

BC/EFA Announces “Broadway Bares: XXX” for June 26 by Billy McEntee

Broadway Bares will celebrate 30 years of baring it all with Broadway Bares: XXX, a one-night-only extravaganza of provocative new production numbers. The post BC/EFA Announces “Broadwa…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 12:36PM
Monday, May 16, 2022

Joyce Theater Will Honor Pride 2022 with Queer Reimagining of Classical Ballet by Billy McEntee

The Joyce Theater will honor Pride 2022 with the debut of acclaimed, boundary-shattering movement artist Christopher Williams. The post Joyce Theater Will Honor Pride 2022 with Queer Reimagi…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 12:37PM