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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment Unveils “James M. Nederlander Alley” by Broadwaydirect

This morning, Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) Commissioner Julie Menin proclaimed the New York Marriott Marquis breezeway as “James M. Nederlander Alley” in honor of …

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Monday, November 6, 2017

Elton John’s Surprise Performance at The Lion King by Broadwaydirect

On Sunday, November 5, The Lion King celebrated 20 years on Broadway with some of their closest family and friends, including Julie Taymor and the entire creative team, over 100 cast alumni,…

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Friday, November 3, 2017

SpongeBob SquarePants Announces Digital Lottery and General Rush by Broadwaydirect

Poised to begin previews this Monday, November 6, SpongeBob SquarePants – The Broadway Musical has announced a new block of tickets going on sale, as well as a digital lottery and general …

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Sneak Peek: Jason Mraz and Betsy Wolfe Perform Songs from Waitress by Broadwaydirect

Jason Mraz stars in Waitress at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre beginning November 3. The post Sneak Peek: Jason Mraz and Betsy Wolfe Perform Songs from Waitress appeared first on Broadway Direc…

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Top 5 Things to do in NYC This Fall by Broadwaydirect

Autumn in New York — why does it seem so inviting? Well, there are many reasons: cool air, fall foliage, the holiday season, apples, and more! Check out our list of activities, food, exhib…

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Dates Set for 2018 Tony Awards by Broadwaydirect

The Tony Awards announced today that they will return to the legendary Radio City Music Hall for the 72nd Annual Tony Awards, on Sunday, June 10, 2018. The 2018 Tony Awards are presented by…

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Sneak Peek of The Band’s Visit by Broadwaydirect

The Band's Visit is the acclaimed new musical that celebrates the deeply human ways music, longing and laughter can connect us all. Now on Broadway. The post Sneak Peek of The Band’s V…

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Orfeh to Return to Broadway in Pretty Woman by Broadwaydirect

Tony Award nominee Orfeh will return to Broadway in Pretty Woman: The Musical.  Based on one of the most beloved romantic comedies of all time, Garry Marshall’s Pretty Woman, the new…

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Memories of Cats — Then. Now. Forever. by Broadwaydirect

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s mega-musical Cats opened on Broadway at the Winter Garden Theatre in the fall of 1982 and ran for a record-breaking 18 years. Now the show is back on the boards, this…

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Mamie Parris on Her Powerhouse Performance as Grizabella in Cats by Broadwaydirect

One of the most indelible images in musical theater is the moment when Grizabella, the lonely and bedraggled “glamour cat,” faces the tribe that rejected her and sings longingly of happi…

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Friday, September 29, 2017

Broadway Stars Give Back to School Theatre by Broadwaydirect

A standing room only crowd packed Feinstein’s/54 Below on Sunday for the third annual International Thespian Society alumni benefit concert. The event, produced by the Educational Theatre …

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

New Doc In Town: Jason Mraz to Join Waitress by Broadwaydirect

The hit Broadway musical Waitress, based on the film of the same name and featuring a score by Sara Bareilles, has just revealed a new star joining the cast. There is about to be a new docto…

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

The Magic Begins for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by Broadwaydirect

For those of you eagerly anticipating the arrival of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child from the West End, it has been announced that tickets for the award-winning production will go on sale …

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Pretty Woman Aiming for Broadway by Broadwaydirect

It used to be the trend for Broadway musicals to be turned into Hollywood films. In the last few decades, that trend has reversed with properties from the big screen regularly becoming the b…

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John Leguizamo: Latin History for Morons by Broadwaydirect

Listen up, class! John Leguizamo will be teaching Latin History for Morons at Studio 54, starting October 19. The high-octane Latino comedian and playwright’s latest theater piece is acti…

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Friday, September 22, 2017

The Annual Broadway Flea Market and Grand Auction by Broadwaydirect

On Sunday, September 24, from 10 am to 7 pm, the annual Broadway Flea Market and Grand Auction is set to take place in Broadway’s Theatre District. It is, in-fact, the 31st Annual Broadway…

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

War Paint to Close in December by Broadwaydirect

Don’t miss your chance to see two epic divas (played by two epic divas) square-off in the Broadway musical War Paint. The musical, which stars two-time Tony-winner Patti LuPone (Evita, Gyp…

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

New Tickets on Sale for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Broadwaydirect

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the exciting family-oriented musical based on the popular Roald Dahl book and the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, has just announced a new…

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Tina Landau Brings SpongeBob’s Indie Spirit to Broadway by Broadwaydirect

The director and playwright Tina Landau has helmed works by leading names in drama and musical theater, from Shakespeare to her fellow Steppenwolf Theatre Company member Tracy Letts, and fro…

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Tom Kitt and Posse of Pop Stars Make SpongeBob Sing by Broadwaydirect

When the Tony Award—and Pulitzer Prize—winning composer Tom Kitt was approached to serve as music supervisor for a stage adaptation of SpongeBob SquarePants, he says, “I jumped at the …

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An Inside Look at the Making of SpongeBob SquarePants by Broadwaydirect

A legendary roster of Grammy Award winners. A visionary director and Tony Award-winning design team. One of the world’s most beloved and unforgettable characters. Turn them all loose on Br…

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Restaurant Bond 45 Gets a Broadway Revival by Broadwaydirect

Bond 45, the once-popular Italian eatery of the theatre community, is set to re-open in its new home in the heart of the theater district. Shelly Fireman, CEO of The Fireman Hospitality Grou…

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Relive Opening Night of Hamilton in LA by Broadwaydirect

Relive the special live #Ham4Ham performance, Opening Night at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre, and get a glimpse inside the official Hamilton after party. The post Relive Opening Night of Ha…

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Get a First Look at Frozen by Broadwaydirect

Disney has released production photos for the highly anticipated Broadway bound Frozen. See below for the full gallery. Featuring a score by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, and a…

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Bikini Bottom Has Its Citizens by Broadwaydirect

One of Broadway’s most-anticipated musicals of the coming season is SpongeBob SquarePants, based on the popular Nickelodeon cartoon of the same name. Set to begin previews on Monday, Novem…

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Out of Oz: Wicked Studio Sessions “No Good Deed” by Broadwaydirect

In this installment of Out Of Oz, Jennifer Nettles performs Wicked's "No Good Deed." The post Out of Oz: Wicked Studio Sessions “No Good Deed” appeared first on Broadway Direct.

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Condola Rashad to Lead Shaw’s Saint Joan by Broadwaydirect

Manhattan Theatre Club is readying a revival of Bernard Shaw’s Saint Joan set to hit Broadway this spring. The production, which is poised to begin previews on April 3, 2018 toward an …

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Martin’s Creative Sparks Ignite in Broadway Comedy by Broadwaydirect

In Steve Martin’s new play, Meteor Shower, the titular space rocks falling from the sky are, perhaps, the least shocking aspect of a coastal California dinner party that goes spectacularly…

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Monday, September 11, 2017

Laura Benanti on Matching Wits with Amy Schumer in Meteor Shower by Broadwaydirect

What happens when the queen of stand-up comedy goes head-to-head with musical-theater royalty? Broadway audiences will find out this fall when Amy Schumer and Laura Benanti costar with Keega…

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Meteor Shower: Blink and You’ll Miss It! by Broadwaydirect

Amy Schumer, Keegan-Michael Key, Laura Benanti and Alan Tudyk star in Meteor Shower, a new comedy by Steve Martin, directed by Jerry Zaks. The post Meteor Shower: Blink and You’ll Mis…

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Mark Rylance: A Great Stage Actor Raises the Bar Again at Broadway’s Belasco by Broadwaydirect

When Mark Rylance was last on Broadway, in 2013, he played two very different roles: the female character of Olivia in an all-male production of Twelfth Night and the title role in Richard I…

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