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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Kids’ Night on Broadway announces 2020 shows by Caitlin Huston

Participating shows have been announced for Kids’ Night on Broadway this winter.  The program, in which children ages 18 and under can attend participating Broadway shows for free when ac…

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Drama Desk Awards set ceremony date by Caitlin Huston

This season’s Drama Desk Awards will be held at The Town Hall on May 31, 2020. Nominations for the awards, which include Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway productions, will be an…

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

‘Waitress’ to hold Q&A event on Dec. 9 by Caitlin Huston

Cast members of “Waitress” will participate in a question-and-answer session following the performance on Dec. 9. The talkback will be moderated by SiriusXM host Julie James and will fea…

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‘Hangmen’ announces Broadway cast by Caitlin Huston

“Hangmen” has announced casting for its Broadway run this spring.  Mark Addy, Owen Campbell, Gaby French, Richard Hollis and John Horton will all reprise their Off-Broadway roles for th…

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

‘My Name is Lucy Barton’ moves up first preview date by Caitlin Huston

“My Name is Lucy Barton” will begin Broadway previews earlier than expected, the production announced Tuesday. The solo play, starring Laura Linney, will now begin previews at the Samuel…

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‘The Devil Wears Prada’ announces casting, new dates by Caitlin Huston

Beth Leavel will play Miranda Priestly in the world premiere of “The Devil Wears Prada” musical. Leavel will play opposite Taylor Iman Jones, who takes on the role of Priestly’s assist…

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Jordan Fisher will play Evan Hansen on Broadway by Caitlin Huston

Jordan Fisher will be the next Evan Hansen on Broadway.  Fisher will succeed Andrew Barth Feldman, who plays his final performance on Jan. 26. He comes to “Dear Evan Hansen” after makin…

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Deborah Hartnett promoted at Music Theatre International by Caitlin Huston

Music Theatre International has promoted Deborah Hartnett to the position of senior vice president and general counsel.  Hartnett has served as the licensor’s director of business and leg…

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Monday, December 2, 2019

An updated ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ listens to feedback by Caitlin Huston

The creative team for “Mrs. Doubtfire” has been accepting feedback on its subject matter as the musical makes its world premiere in Seattle.  Earlier reports suggested that representati…

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Nederlander National Markets merges with Jam Theatricals by Caitlin Huston

Nederlander National Markets LLC, one of the largest operators of legitimate theaters and music venues in the U.S., has merged with Jam Theatricals Ltd., one of the largest presenters and pr…

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‘American Utopia’ adds three more performances on Broadway by Caitlin Huston

“David Byrne’s American Utopia” has added three new performances to its schedule. The show will now play Dec. 30 at 8 p.m., Feb. 4. at 8 p.m. and Feb. 11 at 8 p.m.  “American Utopia…

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Diablo Cody takes on Broadway with ‘Jagged Little Pill’ by Caitlin Huston

Diablo Cody had become comfortable in Hollywood.  The screenwriter’s debut film “Juno” had won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay; Cody had created and helmed the televisio…

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Monday, November 25, 2019

‘Mean Girls’ to perform on the CBS Thanksgiving parade telecast by Caitlin Huston

“Mean Girls” will be the sole Broadway show to perform during the CBS telecast of the Thanksgiving Day Parade. The performance will be prerecorded to air as part of the CBS broadcast, wh…

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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Betsy Dollinger signs consulting contract with Kevin McCollum’s Alchemation by Caitlin Huston

Betsy Dollinger, a veteran Broadway marketer, has signed an exclusive consulting contract with producing company Alchemation. Founded by Kevin McCollum, Alchemation’s projects include the …

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Music Theatre International acquires rights to ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ by Caitlin Huston

Music Theatre International has acquired the worldwide licensing rights to the musical adaptation of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” The musical features a score by Marc Shaiman, wi…

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Ephraim Sykes to play Michael Jackson in the Broadway musical by Caitlin Huston

Ephraim Sykes will play Michael Jackson in the upcoming “MJ” musical on Broadway. Sykes is currently playing David Ruffin in “Ain’t Too Proud” on Broadway, for which he received a …

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Evan Yionoulis elected executive board president of SDC by Caitlin Huston

Evan Yionoulis has been elected executive board president of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. Yionoulis is an Obie Award-winning director, who was recently appointed the Richa…

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‘Hadestown,’ ‘Harry Potter’ and more receive Grammy nominations by Caitlin Huston

“Ain’t Too Proud,” “Hadestown,” “Moulin Rouge!” “Oklahoma!” and the music of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” composed by Imogen Heap, were nominated for Grammy Awa…

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ musical sets air date on Nickelodeon by Caitlin Huston

The filmed performance of the ‘SpongeBob SquarePants” musical will air on Nickelodeon on Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. The broadcast, which brought together original cast members from the Broadway mu…

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Anna Wintour partners with ‘Tina’ to host benefit by Caitlin Huston

Anna Wintour will co-host a cocktail reception ahead of a performance of “Tina — The Tina Turner Musical” to benefit RAINN, an anti-sexual violence organization . The event, which incl…

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Monday, November 18, 2019

Martin McDonagh’s ‘Hangmen’ will play Broadway this spring by Caitlin Huston

Martin McDonagh’s “Hangmen” will transfer to Broadway this spring following Off-Broadway and West Ends runs.  Directed by Matthew Dunster, the play will begin previews at the Golden T…

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Saturday, November 16, 2019

Mars Rucker injured during performance of ‘Tina’ on Broadway by Caitlin Huston

Mars Rucker was injured during Thursday night’s performance of “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical.” Rucker, who plays Turner’s sister Aline, suffered “superficial injuries” after ste…

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Friday, November 15, 2019

Celebration of Hal Prince’s life to be held in December by Caitlin Huston

A celebration of the late Hal Prince will be held Dec. 16 at the Majestic Theatre. The tribute, which will feature performances and speeches, is open to members of the theater community, as …

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

‘Take Me Out’ announces complete Broadway casting by Caitlin Huston

“Take Me Out” has announced the complete cast for the Broadway run this spring. Joining the previously announced Patrick J. Adams, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Jesse Williams are Julian C…

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

‘Tina,’ ‘Beetlejuice,’ and more to perform in Thanksgiving Day Parade by Caitlin Huston

This season’s “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical,” as well as last season’s “Hadestown,” “Beetlejuice” and “Ain’t Too Proud” will perform on the NBC broadcast of the Macy…

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‘Evita’ through the eyes of director Sammi Cannold by Caitlin Huston

At the front of a warm rehearsal room, director Sammi Cannold stands with a pen pressed to her lips, studiously surveying her actors and then diving pen-first toward her legal pad as inspira…

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

The Drama Book Shop finds a new home, sets opening by Caitlin Huston

The Drama Book Shop will reopen at a new space on 39th Street this spring.  The book store, which has existed as a resource for the theater community for close to 100 years, was priced out …

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Ben McKenzie joins Broadway cast of ‘Grand Horizons’ by Caitlin Huston

Ben McKenzie, a star of the television series “The O.C.,” will complete the cast of “Grand Horizons” on Broadway.  McKenzie joins the previously announced cast of Jane Alexander, Ja…

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‘A Soldier’s Play’ announces complete casting by Caitlin Huston

“A Soldier’s Play” has announced complete casting for its Broadway run this season.  In addition to the previously announced leads, David Alan Grier and Blair Underwood, the cast will…

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Monday, November 11, 2019

‘Tootsie’ will end its Broadway run in January by Caitlin Huston

“Tootsie” will play its final Broadway performance on Jan. 5, 2020.  At that point, the musical will have played 293 regular and 25 preview performances at the Marquis Theatre. The clos…

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Marc Shaiman to write original music for ‘Plaza Suite’ by Caitlin Huston

Marc Shaiman, the composer and lyricist behind “Hairspray” and “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” in addition to numerous film credits, will write original music for the revival of …

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