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Wednesday, December 7, 2022

A.R.T./NY appoints Talia Corren as new co-executive director by Caitlin Hornik

The Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York has appointed Talia Corren as the new co-executive director. Corren joins Risa Shoup in the shared role. A.R.T./NY has more than 520 member theater…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 06:15PM

‘The Broadway Show’: ‘Some Like It Hot’ writers Matthew López and Amber Ruffin on what actually makes comedy today by Caitlin Hornik

Tony Award winner Matthew López and comedian and talk show host Amber Ruffin have teamed up to deliver a new musical version of “Some Like It Hot” that focuses on the funny. In the late…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 05:57PM

‘KPOP’ to close on Dec. 11 — final performance to include AAPI community talkback  by Caitlin Hornik

“KPOP” will play its final performance on Dec. 11. The new musical, which officially opened on Nov. 27 at the Circle in the Square Theatre, will have played 44 previews and 17 regular pe…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 12:53AM
Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Broadway box office dips during post-Thanksgiving week by Caitlin Hornik

After a soaring Thanksgiving-holiday week, Broadway’s box office fell but still managed to stay above $33 million. For the week ending Dec. 4, the 35 Broadway productions running grossed $…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 04:04PM
Monday, December 5, 2022

New musical featuring songs and story of Diane Warren in development by Caitlin Hornik

A new bio-musical about hit songwriter Diane Warren is currently in development: “Obsessed, The Story of Diane Warren … so far.” The new musical about the Grammy–, Emmy– and Golden…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 05:22PM

Pulitzer Prize-winning ‘Fat Ham’ to open on Broadway in 2023 by Caitlin Hornik

“Fat Ham” by James Ijames will open on Broadway this spring. Previews are set to begin on March 21 with an official opening night scheduled for April 12, at the American Airlines Theatre…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 12:00PM
Sunday, December 4, 2022

‘KPOP’ to release original Broadway cast recording by Caitlin Hornik

The new Broadway musical “KPOP” is set to release an original cast album on Feb. 24, 2023. Produced by Harvey Mason jr. for Sony Masterworks Broadway, the album features music, lyrics, m…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 09:29PM
Thursday, December 1, 2022

Town Hall executive director Lawrence Zucker to step down after 44 years by Caitlin Hornik

Lawrence Zucker will step down as executive director of Town Hall at the end of the year. Zucker joined the leadership team at Town Hall in 1978 and guided the venue through a significant re…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 10:56PM

New adaptation of ‘The Great Gatsby’ in development by Caitlin Hornik

A new adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel “The Great Gatsby” is in development, led by Korean producer Chunsoo Shin. The production, which aims to land on Broadway, will feature …

SOURCE: Broadway News at 07:12PM

‘The Wiz’ to return to Broadway following new national tour by Caitlin Hornik

Following a brand new national tour “The Wiz” will return to Broadway in 2024 for a limited engagement. The tour of this reimagined revival will launch from Baltimore, Maryland, in the f…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 05:51PM
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

‘The Broadway Show’: Wendell Pierce on why the casting of this ‘Death of a Salesman’ revival is ‘instrumental’ to its success by Caitlin Hornik

This season, for the first time on Broadway, Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman” is led by a Black family. In the latest episode of “The Broadway Show with Tamsen Fadal,” Wendell…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 05:35PM

‘Between Riverside and Crazy’ cancels first preview by Caitlin Hornik

The first Broadway preview of Stephen Adly Guirgis’ play “Between Riverside and Crazy” has been canceled. Previews were scheduled to begin at the Hayes Theatre on Nov. 30, but will now…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 02:22PM
Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Thanksgiving weekend propels box office to best week since 2019 by Caitlin Hornik

Broadway had its best week since December 2019, likely due to the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, as two musicals experienced their highest-grossing weeks ever. For the week ending Nov. 27, th…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 11:09PM
Wednesday, November 23, 2022

‘The Broadway Show’: Audra McDonald on ‘Ohio State Murders’ and starting 2 conversations everyone needs to hear by Caitlin Hornik

Six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald is back on Broadway, currently starring in “Ohio State Murders.” With her return, she’s using her voice to amplify two important conversations…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 04:54PM
Tuesday, November 22, 2022

‘Phantom’ continues to soar as Broadway box office falls to $30 million by Caitlin Hornik

With its final performance approaching, “The Phantom of the Opera” continues to strike a chord at the box office. The Andrew Lloyd Webber-scored musical was the only of the 34 running pr…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 11:04PM

Jinkx Monsoon to make Broadway debut in ‘Chicago’ for limited run by Caitlin Hornik

Actor, vocalist, drag queen and two-time “RuPaul’s Drag Race” winner Jinkx Monsoon will take on the role of Matron “Mama” Morton in “Chicago,” marking her Broadway debut. Monso…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 05:42PM

‘The Collaboration’ cancels first preview due to COVID by Caitlin Hornik

The first Broadway preview of Anthony McCarten’s play “The Collaboration” originally set for Nov. 29 has been canceled due to COVID infections within the company. Manhattan Theatre Clu…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 05:36PM

‘The Broadway Show’: Brandon Uranowitz on why ‘Leopoldstadt’ is the play he’s been waiting for his whole life  by Caitlin Hornik

Brandon Uranowitz has played a variety of characters in his seven Broadway shows, including a psychiatrist, an ex-GI, the Emcee (at least for a number) and now, in Tom Stoppard’s new play,…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 03:38PM
Monday, November 21, 2022

Lana Gordon rejoins Broadway’s ‘Chicago’ as Velma Kelly by Caitlin Hornik

“Chicago” alum Lana Gordon is set to return to the Broadway company during the Nov. 21 performance of the musical at the Ambassador Theatre. Gordon takes over the role of Velma Kelly fro…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 03:38PM
Friday, November 18, 2022

‘The Piano Lesson’ extends limited Broadway run by Caitlin Hornik

The limited engagement of “The Piano Lesson” will run on Broadway for an additional two weeks. The revival of the August Wilson-penned play will now close on Jan. 29, 2023, instead of th…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 08:59AM
Thursday, November 17, 2022

Trevor Noah to host Black Theater Night at ‘A Strange Loop’ by Caitlin Hornik

Comedian and host of “The Daily Show” Trevor Noah will moderate a special talkback after the Nov. 29 performance of “A Strange Loop.” The talkback is part of the production’s Black…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 06:06PM

Jessica Hecht to join Laura Linney in ‘Summer, 1976’ on Broadway by Caitlin Hornik

Jessica Hecht will return to Broadway in the world premiere production of “Summer, 1976.” Written by David Auburn and directed by Daniel Sullivan (collaborators on “Proof” and “The…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 05:58PM

Joaquina Kalukango to take over as the Witch in ‘Into the Woods’ by Caitlin Hornik

Tony Award winner Joaquina Kalukango will step into the role of the Witch in the current Broadway revival of “Into the Woods” at the St. James Theatre. Kalukango will begin performances …

SOURCE: Broadway News at 05:33PM

‘Funny Girl’ to release Broadway cast album with Lea Michele by Caitlin Hornik

The current Broadway company of “Funny Girl” will release a cast recording. The digital album will be available as of Nov. 18 at 12:01a.m. ET. The CD will be released Jan. 20 and will be…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 08:38AM
Wednesday, November 16, 2022

‘The Broadway Show’: How Jefferson Mays memorizes all 50 parts for his one-man ‘Christmas Carol’ by Caitlin Hornik

Jefferson Mays is back on Broadway playing 50 different characters in his one-man version of “A Christmas Carol,” now running at the Nederlander Theatre for a limited engagement through …

SOURCE: Broadway News at 05:14PM

‘Mr. Saturday Night’ musical to stream on BroadwayHD by Caitlin Hornik

A filmed performance of the Broadway musical “Mr. Saturday Night,” starring Billy Crystal, will be available to stream on BroadwayHD beginning on Dec. 1. The musical, adapted from the 19…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 05:09PM

‘Wicked’ announces cast members Michele Pawk and Michael Wartella by Caitlin Hornik

Two new principal cast members are stepping into the Broadway production of “Wicked” at the Gershwin Theatre. Tony Award winner Michele Pawk will assume the role of Madame Morrible begin…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 03:46PM
Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Broadway box office hits $32 million for first time since May by Caitlin Hornik

Broadway earned more than $32 million for the first time since the start of the 2022-2023 season. The last time Broadway hit this mark was during the week ending May 29, when the box office …

SOURCE: Broadway News at 05:58PM

Broadway earns strong showing among 2023 Grammy nominees by Caitlin Hornik

The Grammy Awards announced the full list of nominees for the 2023 Grammy Awards on Nov. 15. Six Broadway cast recordings are up for Best Musical Theater Album. “Caroline, Or Change,” …

SOURCE: Broadway News at 05:25PM

‘Prima Facie’ starring Jodie Comer to open on Broadway in April by Caitlin Hornik

Jodie Comer, an Emmy Award winner for her work on the series “Killing Eve,” will make her Broadway debut in “Prima Facie” in April. Previews are set to begin at the Golden Theatre on…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 09:16AM

Black Theatre United announces new executive leadership committee by Caitlin Hornik

Black Theatre United, the nonprofit founded to create pathways and opportunities for Black artists, students and industry professionals, has announced a change in leadership. The new execut…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 09:04AM

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