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Monday, October 18, 2021

Producers Isaac Robert Hurwitz, Seth A. Goldstein Form Broadway Transmedia Company Hugo Six (EXCLUSIVE) by Brent Lang

Producers Isaac Robert Hurwitz and Seth A. Goldstein are teaming up to launch Hugo Six, a transmedia production company that will focus on Broadway content and talent. Co-founded by Hurwitz …

SOURCE: Variety at 11:46AM
Friday, October 15, 2021

‘Schitt’s Creek’ Star Noah Reid Replacing Armie Hammer in Broadway’s ‘The Minutes’ by Brent Lang

Noah Reid, best known for causing David Rose to fall madly in love on “Schitt’s Creek,” has joined the cast of “The Minutes,” a new play by Tracy Letts that was in previews in Marc…

SOURCE: Variety at 09:26AM
Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Andrew Lloyd Webber on Broadway’s Reopening, ‘Cinderella’ and Why the ‘Cats’ Movie Caused Him to Buy a Dog by Brent Lang

Ever since the chandelier first crashed in thunderous fashion, “The Phantom of the Opera” has been a fixture of Broadway, becoming as iconic a symbol of theatergoing as the celebrity car…

SOURCE: Variety at 11:00AM
Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Transgender March on Broadway Protests Cameron Mackintosh Casting Comments, Calls For Greater Representation by Brent Lang

Transgender actors and advocates for greater trans inclusion on Broadway gathered in the heart of Manhattan’s theater district on Monday. Called the Trans March on Broadway, the event was …

SOURCE: Variety at 08:14AM
Friday, September 3, 2021

‘Pass Over’ Breakout Namir Smallwood on His Long Road to Broadway by Brent Lang

When Namir Smallwood took the stage for the first preview of his first show on Broadway, the audience gave him and his “Pass Over” co-star Jon Michael Hill a thunderous standing ovation.…

SOURCE: Variety at 06:43PM
Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Tamsen Fadal’s Nationally Syndicated Broadway Show Gets New Name (EXCLUSIVE) by Brent Lang

Curtains up on a new name for Tamsen Fadal’s nationally syndicated Broadway program. “Broadway Profiles With Tamsen Fadal” will be re-titled “The Broadway Show With Tamsen Fadal.” …

SOURCE: Variety at 03:03PM
Thursday, August 19, 2021

Political Consultant Hank Morris Turns Battles With Andrew Cuomo Into Off-Broadway Musical (EXCLUSIVE) by Brent Lang

In 2010, Hank Morris, a big-time political consultant and powerbroker, pleaded guilty to involvement in a pension fraud pay-to-play scandal. Andrew Cuomo, who was then serving as New York’…

SOURCE: Variety at 10:00AM

Jeff Daniels, ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Celebrate Broadway’s Return in Short Film (EXCLUSIVE) by Brent Lang

Jeff Daniels is ready to welcome audiences back to Broadway. The producing team behind “Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird,” a box office juggernaut that already ranks as the most succ…

SOURCE: Variety at 09:00AM
Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Beanie Feldstein Starring as Fanny Brice in Broadway Revival of ‘Funny Girl’ by Brent Lang

No one is going to rain on Beanie Feldstein’s parade. The “Booksmart” star will play Fanny Brice in “Funny Girl,” giving the actress an opportunity to put her own spin on a role th…

SOURCE: Variety at 01:00PM
Wednesday, August 4, 2021

‘Pose’ Star Jason Rodriguez, Ricardo Sebastián Launch Arraygency, Talent Agency for BIPOC, Queer and Trans Creatives (EXCLUSIVE) by Brent Lang

“Pose” star Jason Rodriguez is partnering with his longtime manager Ricardo Sebastián to form a new talent agency with a mission to elevate BIPOC, queer and trans creative talent. The n…

SOURCE: Variety at 01:00PM
Monday, August 2, 2021

Natalie Mendoza Replacing Karen Olivo in ‘Moulin Rouge! The Musical’ by Brent Lang

The Moulin Rouge has a new leading lady. Natalie Mendoza will join the Broadway company of “Moulin Rouge! The Musical,” replacing Karen Olivo in the role of Satine when the Tony-nominate…

SOURCE: Variety at 11:00AM
Monday, July 12, 2021

Uzo Aduba, Ron Cephas Jones to Star in Lynn Nottage’s ‘Clyde’s’ on Broadway by Brent Lang

Uzo Aduba and Ron Cephas Jones will star in Second Stage Theater’s upcoming Broadway production of Lynn Nottage’s new play, “Clyde’s.” The cast will also include Reza Salazar (“S…

SOURCE: Variety at 01:00PM

‘Sleep No More’ Welcoming Back Audiences in October (EXCLUSIVE) by Brent Lang

“Sleep No More,” the groundbreaking and immersive reimagining of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth,” will resume performances this fall, becoming the latest show to announce its return after …

SOURCE: Variety at 10:30AM

‘Enemy of the People’ With Ann Dowd Cancels Remaining Performances by Brent Lang

“Enemy of the People,” an interactive adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s classic morality tale, has cancelled all remaining performances. The Park Avenue Armory show was scheduled to continu…

SOURCE: Variety at 10:17AM
Tuesday, June 29, 2021

‘MJ’ Cast Shakeup, Myles Frost Replacing Ephraim Sykes as Michael Jackson by Brent Lang

“MJ,” the upcoming musical about the life of pop singer Michael Jackson, will begin performances in December, but when it does, a new actor will be moonwalking into the role of “The Gl…

SOURCE: Variety at 07:00AM
Thursday, June 24, 2021

‘Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet,’ First New Off-Broadway Musical, Announces Premiere (EXCLUSIVE) by Brent Lang

In another sign that New York’s cultural life is coming back after a long COVID-era hiatus, “A Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet” will premiere in September. The show will be the firs…

SOURCE: Variety at 02:58PM

‘Seven Deadly Sins’ to Play Out in Empty New York Storefronts as Theater Returns by Brent Lang

Jamie Forshaw was recently able to do something he hasn’t been able to do for more than a year. The executive producer of Madison Wells’ live enter­tainment division attended a dress re…

SOURCE: Variety at 05:35AM
Tuesday, June 22, 2021

‘David Byrne’s American Utopia,’ ‘Freestyle Love Supreme’ Receiving Special Tony Awards by Brent Lang

“David Byrne’s American Utopia” and “Freestyle Love Supreme” will receive special Tony Awards at the 2021 ceremony. The prizes come more than a year after both shows closed their d…

SOURCE: Variety at 01:00PM
Thursday, June 17, 2021

‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Star Ann Dowd on Her Solo Turn in Adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s ‘Enemy of the People’ by Brent Lang

In person, Ann Dowd, sweet, solicitous and ready to laugh at herself, is far removed from Gilead, the totalitarian state where Aunt Lydia, her alter ego on “The Handmaid’s Tale,” rules…

SOURCE: Variety at 09:12AM
Wednesday, June 16, 2021

‘Book of Mormon’ Announces Plans to Reopen on Broadway, West End by Brent Lang

“The Book of Mormon” is the latest long-running show to announce its return to Broadway. In another sign that the lights are flickering back on along the Great White Way, “The Book of …

SOURCE: Variety at 08:02AM
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

‘Alice in Neverland,’ Musical About Iconic Fantasy Characters Meeting, in Development (EXCLUSIVE) by Brent Lang

A new musical will serve as both a sequel to one of the greatest children’s stories of all time, as well as a prequel to another iconic fantasy adventure. “Alice in Neverland” brings t…

SOURCE: Variety at 08:05PM
Thursday, June 10, 2021

Jeff Daniels Returning to Broadway in ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ by Brent Lang

Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of “To Kill a Mockingbird” will resume performances on Broadway on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, at the Shubert Theatre with Jeff Daniels reprising his role as At…

SOURCE: Variety at 08:51AM
Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Westbrook Studios, Freddy Wexler, Kwame Kwei-Armah Team on Movie Musical ‘Soul Superhero’ by Brent Lang

Westbrook Studios is partnering with songwriter and producer Freddy Wexler on “Soul Superhero,” a new live action musical fantasy film. The film is the story of a young Black girl who te…

SOURCE: Variety at 02:33PM
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Marilyn Monroe’s ‘Some Like It Hot’ Was a Troubled Production That Produced a Classic Movie by Brent Lang

At the height of her stardom, Marilyn Monroe took an 18-month hiatus from Hollywood. The screen icon, who would have turned 95 on June 1, was battling ill health, which was linked to her bar…

SOURCE: Variety at 06:52PM
Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Tony Awards Will Air on Paramount Plus as CBS Sets ‘Broadway’s Back’ Concert Special by Brent Lang

The long-delayed Tony Awards will air primarily on Paramount Plus on Sept. 26, but certain key awards will be handed out as part of a celebration of theater that will air on the streaming se…

SOURCE: Variety at 12:00PM
Thursday, May 20, 2021

‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’ Movie to Debut on Amazon Prime Video by Brent Lang

“Everybody’s Talking About Jamie,” the film adaptation of the popular West End musical, will debut on Amazon’s Prime Video. The film was originally set to be distributed on October 2…

SOURCE: Variety at 03:53PM
Monday, May 17, 2021

Former Hollywood Reporter Editorial Director Matthew Belloni Joins Digital Media Startup by Brent Lang

Matthew Belloni, the former editorial director of the Hollywood Reporter, has joined the management team of a new media startup that will cover finance, politics, technology and entertainmen…

SOURCE: Variety at 09:35AM
Thursday, May 13, 2021

Disney Misses Quarterly Revenue Target as Disney Plus Growth Slows by Brent Lang

Streaming hits like “WandaVision” and “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” failed to deliver the kind of Disney Plus subscriber numbers that Wall Street was looking for, as the Walt D…

SOURCE: Variety at 05:45PM
Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Disney’s New World Order Leads to Confusion and Bruised Egos by Brent Lang

The Walt Disney Company is in the throes of a major leadership shift, with newly minted CEO Bob Chapek asserting more authority as the longtime leader he replaced, Bob Iger, prepares to surr…

SOURCE: Variety at 08:20PM
Tuesday, May 11, 2021

‘Hamilton,’ ‘Wicked,’ ‘Lion King’ Announce Broadway Return by Brent Lang

Broadway is busting out some major firepower as it looks to reopen after more than a year of COVID-related closures. Three of the most successful shows in theater history — “Hamilton,”…

SOURCE: Variety at 08:40AM
Friday, May 7, 2021

Cinemark Signs New Theatrical Deals With Five Major Studios by Brent Lang

Cinemark has reached new agreements with the five major studios that could help formalize a shorter theatrical window. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but it comes as COVID-19 has resh…

SOURCE: Variety at 11:28AM

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Sep 14, 2021: Chicago - Ambassador Theatre
Oct 17, 2021: Dana H. - Lyceum Theatre
Mar 28, 2022: Plaza Suite - Hudson Theatre
Apr 07, 2022: The Minutes - Studio 54
Apr 28, 2022: Macbeth - Lyceum Theatre