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Monday, September 20, 2021

‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ announces complete cast for Broadway return by Broadway News

“Mrs. Doubtfire” began rehearsals Monday for its return to Broadway. The cast for the musical’s return features Rob McClure in the lead role as Daniel Hillard. He is joined by returnin…

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‘Dear Evan Hansen’ announces casts for Broadway and North American tour productions by Broadway News

Jordan Fisher will be accompanied by the rest of the pre-shutdown cast when “Dear Evan Hansen” reopens at the Music Box Theatre on Dec. 11, producer Stacey Mindich announced Monday. Fish…

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Tuesday, September 14, 2021

‘The Phantom of the Opera’ announces cast for Broadway return by Broadway News

Almost the entire pre-pandemic company of “The Phantom of the Opera” will return to the musical when it resumes performances at the Majestic Theatre on Oct. 22, Andrew Lloyd Webber and C…

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Monday, September 13, 2021

‘Beetlejuice’ to reopen on Broadway in April 2022 by Broadway News

“Beetlejuice” announced Monday that it will reopen on Broadway, this time at the Marriott Marquis Theatre, with a first performance scheduled for April 8, 2022. The original creative tea…

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Leslie Odom, Jr. and Audra McDonald to host Tony Awards broadcasts by Broadway News

CBS and The Tony Awards announced Monday that Leslie Odom, Jr. and Audra McDonald will serve as hosts for the two-part Tony Awards special to be held on Sept. 26. Audra McDonald will host th…

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Friday, September 10, 2021

Nkeki Obi-Melekwe to star in ‘Tina’ on Broadway beginning Nov. 2 by Broadway News

Nkeki Obi-Melekwe will take over the title role of “Tina” full-time on Nov. 2. Adrienne Warren, who was previously announced to be returning to the musical for a limited engagement begin…

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Wednesday, September 8, 2021

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ announces complete cast for Broadway return by Broadway News

“To Kill a Mockingbird” has announced the complete Broadway cast joining Jeff Daniels and Celia Keenan-Bolger. In addition to Daniels and Keenan-Bolger, who are returning to their roles …

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Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Prince Fellowship announces 2021 recipients by Broadway News

The Prince Fellowship, in association with Columbia University School of the Arts, announced that Osh Ghanimah has received The Prince Fellowship, and Lawryn LaCroix has received the Prince/…

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021

‘Aint Too Proud’ announces complete cast for Broadway return by Broadway News

Full casting for the Broadway return of “Ain’t Too Proud” was announced Wednesday. Returning to their roles as The Temptations are Nik Walker as Otis Williams, James Harkness as Paul W…

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TKTS Times Square will reopen September 14 by Broadway News

TDF announced Wednesday that it will reopen the Times Square TKTS ticket booth on Sept. 14 at 3 p.m. The booth, which closed along with Broadway theaters in March 2020, will resume offering …

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Monday, August 30, 2021

Broadway League launches ‘This Is Broadway’ campaign by Broadway News

On Monday the Broadway League launched a new campaign to welcome audiences back to Broadway as productions reopen after 18 months of shutdown. The outreach campaign is marked with the releas…

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Thursday, August 26, 2021

‘Chicago’ announces Paulo Szot as Billy Flynn for Broadway return by Broadway News

Paulo Szot will fill the role of Billy Flynn in “Chicago” when the musical returns to Broadway next month, producers Barry and Fran Weissler announced Thursday. Szot returns to the role …

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Wednesday, August 25, 2021

‘MJ’ adds Michael Jackson movement specialists to creative team by Broadway News

“MJ” Director and Choreographer Christoper Wheeldon has introduced brothers Rich and Tone Talauega as part of the musical’s creative team. The Talauega brothers, who have been working …

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Tuesday, August 24, 2021

‘Moulin Rouge!’ hires Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion by Broadway News

Producers Carmen Pavlovic and Bill Damaschke announced Tuesday that Chloe Beck has been appointed Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion for “Moulin Rouge! The Musical.” Beck, who h…

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Monday, August 23, 2021

Three-day ‘Curtain Up!’ festival planned for September in Times Square by Broadway News

In celebration of Broadway’s return this fall following the shutdown of theaters, a new three-day festival, “Curtain Up!,” has been planned for Sept. 17-19 in Times Square. Produced by…

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‘Chicago’ announces casting for Broadway return by Broadway News

Bianca Marroquín, Lillias White, Raymond Bokhour and Ryan Lowe will lead the cast of “Chicago” for its reopening this fall, producers Barry and Fran Weissler announced Monday. Marroquí…

SOURCE: broadwaynews.com at 02:35PM

Black Theatre United publishes list of reforms for Broadway industry by Broadway News

Black Theatre United has released “A New Deal For Broadway,” outlining a series of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility and Belonging (EDIAB) reforms for the Broadway industry wit…

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Friday, August 20, 2021

Longtime General Manager Thom Schilling has died at age 64 by Broadway News

Thom Schilling, General Manager for Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment since 2003, passed away on August 19. He was 64 years old. Schilling has multiple international tour and off-Broadway …

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Thursday, August 19, 2021

‘Moulin Rouge!’ to perform at US Open opening night ceremony by Broadway News

“Moulin Rouge!” cast members will headline the opening night ceremony of the 2021 US Open, the US Tennis Association announced Thursday. The musical’s leads, Aaron Tveit and Natalie Me…

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Debbie Allen, Stacey Mindich, Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley among Actors Fund gala honorees by Broadway News

The Actors Fund has revealed that performer Debbie Allen, philanthropist Niko Elmaleh, producer Stacey Mindich, and “Stars in The House” creators Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley will rece…

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Tuesday, August 17, 2021

John Gore Organization and Black Theatre Coalition partner for new fellowship program by Broadway News

The John Gore Organization and Black Theatre Coalition announced on Tuesday the creation of a new joint initiative, The Black Theatre Coalition/Broadway Across America Fellowship. Launching …

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Monday, August 16, 2021

‘Wicked’ names Christina Alexander Director of Social Responsibility by Broadway News

Christina Alexander has been named the Director of Social Responsibility for the Broadway, London, and national touring productions of “Wicked.” The new role was formed to support the cr…

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Camille A. Brown will direct and choreograph ‘for colored girls…’ on Broadway by Broadway News

Camille A. Brown has been named Director and Choreographer of the upcoming 2022 Broadway production of Ntozake Shange’s “for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is…

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Museum of Broadway now set to open next summer by Broadway News

The Museum of Broadway will open in the summer of 2022, founders Julie Boardman and Diane Nicoletti announced Monday. The museum, located at 145 West 45th Street in Times Square, will offer …

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Monday, December 21, 2020

Patti LuPone and Jerry Mitchell on the Actors Fund and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS by Broadway News

When Broadway theaters closed in March 2020, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and the Actors Fund immediately leapt into action to support the members of the Broadway community. On Tuesday,…

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Monday, December 9, 2019

Jake Gyllenhaal on Jeremy O. Harris and ‘Slave Play’ by Broadway News

In 2019, Jeremy O. Harris made his Broadway playwriting debut with “Slave Play” at the Golden Theatre. The work itself drove conversation on Broadway, and so did the playwright, on Twitt…

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Monday, December 17, 2018

The producing world of Sonia Friedman by Broadway News

In 2018, Sonia Friedman and her partners brought the Olivier Award-winning production of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” to the Lyric Theatre on Broadway. The show went on to…

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

How Bette Midler became Dolly, according to David Hyde Pierce by Broadway News

In 2017, Bette Midler seemed to be back where she belongs.  As Dolly Gallagher Levi in “Hello, Dolly!,” Bette Midler won the 2017 Tony Award for best actress in a leading role i…

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

‘M. Butterfly’ to close early by Broadway News

M. Butterfly will fly away from Broadway even earlier than expected. The recent revival of David Henry Hwang’s Tony Award-winning drama will play its final performance at the Cort Theatre …

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‘Head over Heels’ bound for Broadway next season by Broadway News

“Head over Heels” is heading to Broadway next season after a run in San Fransisco. The musical, which features the songs of The Go-Go’s, had its world premiere at the Oregon Shakespear…

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