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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

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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Playwright Claire van Kampen Finds the Music in Her Broadway Debut by Broadwaydirect

For Claire van Kampen, her 2015 debut as a playwright with Farinelli and the King was a surprise in many ways. She’d had a long career as a composer and musician, and was head of music at …

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Call on Bernadette! by Broadwaydirect

Broadway’s not-so-best-kept-secret in recent days is “Who will be replacing Bette Midler when she leaves Hello, Dolly! this January?” Well, the answer to that question should have Broa…

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Casting Complete for Three Tall Women by Broadwaydirect

Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women is set to make its Broadway debut on February 27, 2018, officially opening at The Golden Theatre on March 29. Casting has been finalized with the addition o…

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More Performers Set to Ride Carousel by Broadwaydirect

The eagerly-anticipated revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s perennial classic Carousel, starring Jessie Mueller, Joshua Henry, and Renée Fleming and slated for an April 12, 2018 opening,…

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Friday, September 1, 2017

Broadway Back to School by Broadwaydirect

Broadway Back to School, the third annual event benefiting theatre education programs for underserved schools, will takes place on September 24 at Feinstein’s 54 Below. Produced by the Edu…

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Thursday, August 31, 2017

The “Boss” Extends His Broadway Run by Broadwaydirect

It was already exciting news to hear that Bruce Springsteen would be making his Broadway debut this fall with Springsteen on Broadway beginning Tuesday, October 3, with an official opening o…

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

The Ultimate Broadway Dining Guide by Broadwaydirect

Times Square is known for being home to some of the best productions in the world — but restaurants in the Theatre District don’t exactly have the same reputation. That said, there are s…

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The 2017 Broadway Fall Preview by Broadwaydirect

As the summer winds down, it’s time to take a sneak peek at what’s coming up on Broadway in the fall. The new Broadway season kicked off early, in May, with 1984 (Hudson Theatre), a scar…

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Monday, August 28, 2017

Will Swenson Back for Seconds at Waitress by Broadwaydirect

Tony-nominated actor Will Swenson will be returning to the Broadway hit Waitress. September 12, he will once-again take over the role of Earl, currently played by Joe Tippet (who departs the…

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Friday, August 25, 2017

Leguizamo Makes Broadway Return by Broadwaydirect

Versatile star of stage and screen, John Leguizamo, will make his return to Broadway this fall in Latin History for Morons. Described as “UPROARIOUS, UNCENSORED, AND UNDENIABLY ENTERTAININ…

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

School of Rock to Launch National Tour by Broadwaydirect

School of Rock, the Broadway musical with a score by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Glenn Slater, and a book by Julian Fellowes, choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter and direction by Laurence Connor, …

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Our Dear, New Evan Hansens by Broadwaydirect

The answer to the big question “Who will replace Ben Platt when he departs Dear Evan Hansen this fall?” has finally been answered. The title role will be filled by Noah Galvin o…

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Downton Abbey Star Elizabeth McGovern Returns to Broadway by Broadwaydirect

Roundabout Theatre Company’s revival of J.B. Priestley’s poignant family drama Time and the Conways, at the American Airlines Theatre from September 14, brings Elizabeth McGovern back to…

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