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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Band’s Visit has announced initial Broadway casting by Broadway Briefing

Producers of The Band’s Visit have announced initial casting for the Broadway production, which begins performances this fall at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. The Band’s Visit will fe…

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Rachel Harry wins 2017 Excellence in Theatre Education Award by Broadway Briefing

The Tony Awards and higher education partner and award presenter Carnegie Mellon University have announced that Rachel Harry of Hood River, Oregon has been named the third recipient of the …

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

The 2017 Tony Awards will include a variety of film and TV stars by Broadway Briefing

The Tony Awards have announced a star-studded guest list for the 71st Annual Tony Awards. A press release for the show states that, in addition to the Tony nominees and other Broadway royal…

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

‘The Band’s Visit’ will arrive on Broadway this fall by Broadway Briefing

New musical The Band’s Visit will arrive on Broadway in Fall 2017 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, beginning performances on Saturday, October 7, 2017, and officially opening on Thurs…

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

EXCLUSIVE: First look at the making of Groundhog Day’s cast album by Broadway Briefing

Check out this exclusive first look at a video about the making of Groundhog Day’s cast album, including footage from the recording studio and interviews with Tim Minchin, Andy Karl, and B…

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Monday, May 22, 2017

EXCLUSIVE: New musical ‘Tootsie’ will hold developmental reading by Broadway Briefing

Scott Sanders and Carol Fineman for Westfield Productions will hold an invitation-only developmental reading of the new musical comedy, Tootsie, on Thursday, June 8 at 2 PM at New 42 Studios…

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company announces first show of 2017/18 season, ‘Time and the Conways’ by Broadway Briefing

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced the new Broadway production of Time and the Conways by J. B. Priestley, directed by Rebecca Taichman, and starring Elizabeth McGovern. Time and the C…

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Theater ticketing platform TodayTix marks $100 million sales milestone with new visual identity and features by Broadway Briefing

Ticketing platform TodayTix announced it has surpassed $100 million in sales and has unveiled a new visual identity. An update to the app includes new features including the ability to book …

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

2017 Tony Awards Nominations by Broadway Briefing

Nominations in 24 competitive categories for the American Theatre Wing’s 71st Annual Antoinette Perry “Tony” Awards were announced today by Jane Krakowski and Christopher Jackson at th…

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2017 Regional Tony Award will be awarded to the Dallas Theater Center by Broadway Briefing

The Tony Awards Committee has announced that the Dallas Theater Center will be awarded this year’s 2017 Regional Theatre Tony Award. DTC was founded in 1959, and currently performs …

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Monday, May 1, 2017

Tony Awards Administration Committee meets for final time of the 2016-2017 season by Broadway Briefing

The Tony Awards Administration Committee met Friday, April 28 for the fourth and final time this season and confirmed the eligibility of 16 Broadway productions for the 2017 Tony Awards. Th…

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Friday, April 28, 2017

A professional oddsmaker’s 2017 Tony Awards nominations betting odds by Broadway Briefing

Tony nominations will be announced Tuesday morning, and pundits and analysts are rolling out their annual predictions lists. For fun, we did a little homework for you, and talked to profess…

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Paula Vogel will receive Obie Lifetime Achievement Award by Broadway Briefing

The American Theatre Wing and The Village Voice have announced that playwright Paula Vogel will be the recipient of this year’s Obie Award for Lifetime Achievement. Paula Vogel made …

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James Earl Jones will receive Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement by Broadway Briefing

The Tony Awards Committee has announced that they will award James Earl Jones the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre. James Earl Jones is a two time Tony Award winne…

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19th Annual Broadway Barks Event Sets Date by Broadway Briefing

Bernadette Peters‘ annual Broadway Barks event has announced its official date. This year’s edition will take place Saturday, July 8th in Schubert Alley, beginning at 3pm. Co-fo…

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Best Sound Design returns to the Tony Awards by Broadway Briefing

The Tony Awards have announced that they will be reinstating the Best Sound Design categories for the 2017-2018 season. Both Best Sound Design of a Play and Best Sound Design of a Musical c…

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Broadway’s 31st Annual Easter Bonnet Competition begins today by Broadway Briefing

The Broadway community will come together once again for the 31st annual Easter Bonnet Competition today and tomorrow at the Minskoff Theatre. This year’s competition will include gues…

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Nina Lannan and Alan Wasser to receive the 2017 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre by Broadway Briefing

The Tony Awards Administration Committee has announced that they will present the 2017 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre to two of the most successful General Managers in the industr…

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

‘Dear Evan Hansen’ star Ben Platt named to the Time 100 by Broadway Briefing

TIME has named Ben Platt to the 2017 TIME 100, its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. The full list and related items appear in the May 1, 2017 issue of TIME, avail…

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Kevin Spacey to host 71st annual Tony Awards by Broadway Briefing

The Tony Awards have announced that Kevin Spacey will host the 71st Annual Tony Awards live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, Sunday, June 11 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) o…

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Bebe Neuwirth and Patina Miller to announce 2017 Drama League nominees by Broadway Briefing

Two Fosse Femme Fatales will present this year’s Drama League Nominees. The Drama League has announced that Tony Winning performers Bebe Neuwirth and Patina Miller will be announce t…

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‘Waitress’ makes Brooks Atkinson Theatre history by Broadway Briefing

It looks like breaking records is exactly what baking can do. Sara Bareilles‘ musical adaptation Waitress is continuing to rake it in at the box office after the singer/songwriter has …

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Monday, April 10, 2017

TodayTix partners with ‘1984’ for first-ever presale by Broadway Briefing

Mobile ticketing app TodayTix — which, until now, has exclusively connected ticket buyers with last minute offerings only — announced today that it will offer its first-ever presale in p…

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2017 Olivier Award winners announced by Broadway Briefing

The winners of the 2017 Olivier Awards were announced last night at London’s Royal Albert Hall in a ceremony hosted by Jason Manford. This year’s ceremony will be broadcast on ITV on Tue…

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‘Once on This Island’ embarks on casting search to Haiti by Broadway Briefing

This past weekend, the upcoming production of Once on This Island left New York on its search to discover talent outside of the traditional places, beginning in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The p…

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Friday, April 7, 2017

Broadway League announces 2017 NYC Education and Engagement Grant recipients by Broadway Briefing

The Broadway League has awarded the New York Education and Engagement Grants to Come From Away and Jitney. Each production received a $5,000 grant towards its 2017 educational and engagement…

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Tony Awards Administration Committee meets for the third time this season by Broadway Briefing

The Tony Awards Administration Committee met yesterday for the third time this season and confirmed the eligibility of August Wilson’s Jitney, Sunset Boulevard, Significant Other, The Glas…

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Broadway News makes the papes by Broadway Briefing

An advance copy of this Sunday’s New York Times includes a full-page ad featuring Broadway News. The advertisement, not placed by Broadway News but for the recently-opened Broadway …

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EXCLUSIVE: Billy Porter on recording Richard Rodgers by Broadway Briefing

Masterworks Broadway and Bee & El will release Billy Porter‘s new studio album, Billy Porter Presents The Soul of Richard Rodgers on April 14. The album, which will feature new, so…

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