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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Meet The Plastics, Your New Best Frenemies by Broadwaydirect

Mean Girls is a ferociously funny new musical from director Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon), composer Jeff Richmond (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”), lyricist Nell Benjamin (Legally Blo…

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A PSA: Don’t be fooled by the pink. by Broadwaydirect

Book your seats and watch your back! Mean Girls comes to Broadway following a sold out run in Washington, D.C. Get tickets now and be the first to see it at the August Wilson Theatre. The p…

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Behind-the-Scenes: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in Rehearsal by Broadwaydirect

Rehearsals have started for the Broadway production of Harry Pottery and the Cursed Child. Previews begin March 16. More tickets will be released Feb 7 through registration only - for info v…

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Writing a Score From Screen to Stage by Broadwaydirect

The most eagerly anticipated musical of the 2017–2018 season has to be the stage adaptation of the blockbuster Disney animated film Frozen. The film, loosely based on the Hans Christian An…

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Monday, December 11, 2017

Transforming Frozen for Broadway by Broadwaydirect

The creative team of Disney's Frozen discuss the process of transforming the animated film into a Broadway musical. Frozen will begin performances on Broadway at the St. James Theatre on Fe…

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A New Frozen for Every Age by Broadwaydirect

Caissie Levy and Patti Murin, the Broadway veterans hired by Disney Theatrical Productions to lead the upcoming stage adaptation of Disney’s blockbuster animated film Frozen, both sa…

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Friday, December 8, 2017

A Magic Carpet Ride Into LA by Broadwaydirect

Disney Theatricals, producer of the hit musical Aladdin, have announced the cast of its latest national tour, set to land its magic carpet in Los Angeles. For a five-week stretch of the tour…

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Excellence in Theatre Education Award Submissions Now Open by Broadwaydirect

Theatre educators are a special brand of teacher. Often, they are tasked to juggle myriad tasks all in an effort to give the youth in their charge a love and respect for the noble pursuit of…

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Sara Bareilles and Jason Mraz Perform “It Only Takes a Taste” by Broadwaydirect

Sara Bareilles and Jason Mraz sing "It Only Takes A Taste" from Waitress. Sara Bareilles is picking up a second shift in Waitress starting January 16th for 6 weeks only! She'll be joining Ja…

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Exclusive Excerpt: Dear Evan Hansen: through the window by Broadwaydirect

Excerpt from Chapter 5: Michael Greif Takes the Helm If a musical can be said to have a spiritual ancestor, Dear Evan Hansen’s would have to be Rent, the Pulitzer- and Tony winning 1996 c…

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Will Roland Explains How to Get Tickets to Dear Evan Hansen by Broadwaydirect

Broadway star Will Roland gives his expert tips on getting tickets to Dear Evan Hansen, the Tony-winning musical. Tickets on sale through November 2018. The post Will Roland Explains How to …

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Monday, December 4, 2017

Chicago to Welcome Kandi Burruss by Broadwaydirect

Chicago, Broadway’s longest-running revival of a musical, has announced that Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Kandi Burruss will be joining the production in the role of Matron Mama Morton…

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Out of Oz: Annaleigh Ashford Performs “Wonderful” by Broadwaydirect

In this installment of Out Of Oz, Annaleigh Ashford performs Wicked's "Wonderful." The post Out of Oz: Annaleigh Ashford Performs “Wonderful” appeared first on Broadway Direct.

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Pretty Woman On-Track for Broadway by Broadwaydirect

Pretty Woman, the musical based on the popular 1990 film starring Richard Gere and Julia Roberts, is on-track to open at Broadway’s Nederlander Theatre, on August 16, 2018. Previews will b…

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Monday, November 20, 2017

Top 5 Things to Do in NYC This Holiday Season by Broadwaydirect

This time of year is pure magic in New York City. Experience the best the city has to offer with our top things to do this holiday season. Downton Abbey: The Exhibition Just blocks from the …

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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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