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Friday, January 17, 2020

‘The Minutes’ announces full creative team for Broadway by Caitlin Huston

“The Minutes” has announced its full creative team for its Broadway run beginning next month.  In addition to director Anna D. Shapiro and playwright Tracy Letts, who also stars in the …

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

‘Plaza Suite’ announces complete Broadway cast by Caitlin Huston

“Plaza Suite” has announced the complete cast for its Broadway run this spring as well as its preceding Boston run. In addition to the previously announced Matthew Broderick and Sarah Je…

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Erika Henningsen and more join Broadway cast of ‘Flying Over Sunset’ by Caitlin Huston

Erika Henningsen, who currently stars as Cady Heron in “Mean Girls,” is joining the cast of “Flying Over Sunset.” In addition to Henningsen, the newly announced cast members include …

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

‘Slave Play’ becomes part of NYPL’s Theatre on Film and Tape Archive by Caitlin Huston

Wednesday night’s performance of “Slave Play” will be filmed by the New York Public Library’s Theatre on Film and Tape Archive. Every year, the Theatre on Film and Tape Archive films…

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Ciara Renée to star as Elsa in ‘Frozen’ opposite McKenzie Kurtz by Caitlin Huston

Ciara Renée will take over the role of Elsa in “Frozen,” starring opposite McKenzie Kurtz, who will make her Broadway debut in the role of Anna.  Renée comes to the role after starrin…

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Monday, January 13, 2020

International theater attendees reach record high in Broadway League survey by Caitlin Huston

Broadway saw the highest number of international attendees on record during the 2018-2019 season, according to the Broadway League’s annual survey.  Last season, 14.8 million people atten…

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Lauren Reid voted chair elect of Broadway League by Caitlin Huston

Lauren Reid, chief operating officer of the John Gore Organization, has been elected as incoming chair of the Broadway League.  Reid will take over the position at the end of 2020, after cu…

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‘Broadway Vacation’ musical sets world premiere in Seattle by Caitlin Huston

“Broadway Vacation” will have its world premiere at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre this fall. The musical, produced by 5th Avenue Theatre in association with Ken Davenport, features a sc…

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‘Last Summer at Bluefish Cove’ aimed at Broadway in 2020 by Caitlin Huston

A production of “Last Summer at Bluefish” cove, backed by Ellen DeGenres, Portia De Rossi, Lily Tomlin and more, is aiming for Broadway in 2020. Cynthia Nixon is tapped to direct the Jan…

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Friday, January 10, 2020

‘Diana’ announces complete Broadway cast by Caitlin Huston

“Diana” has announced complete casting for its Broadway run this spring. The complete cast for the musical includes Tessa Alves, Zach Adkins, Ashley Andrews, Austen Danielle Bohmer, Holl…

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Thursday, January 9, 2020

Ben Cook exits ‘West Side Story’ after injury by Caitlin Huston

Dharon E. Jones will replace Ben Cook in the role of Riff in “West Side Story” after Cook sustained an injury during the show. Cook was injured during the evening performance on Sunday. …

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

‘The Nanny’ is being developed into a Broadway-aimed musical by Caitlin Huston

The ’90s sitcom “The Nanny” is being developed into a musical, with a music and lyrics by “Crazy Ex Girlfriend’s” Rachel Bloom. The musical will feature a book co-written by Fran…

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‘Young Frankenstein’ will be the next live musical on ABC by Caitlin Huston

ABC has chosen Mel Brooks’ “Young Frankenstein” as its next live musical.  The live musical is set to air on the network in the fall and to be produced by Brooks, who directed the 197…

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Five Broadway productions nominated for GLAAD Media Awards by Caitlin Huston

GLAAD has nominated five Broadway productions as part of its 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards.  This year’s Broadway nominees, chosen from productions that opened during 2019, are: “Choir…

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‘Sing Street’ will transfer to Broadway this spring by Caitlin Huston

“Sing Street” will transfer to Broadway this spring following its run at New York Theatre Workshop.  Based on the 2016 film by John Carney, filmmaker of “Once,” the musical features…

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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Additional cast announced for Michael Jackson musical by Caitlin Huston

“MJ,” the Michael Jackson musical, has announced complete casting for its Broadway run. In addition to the previously announced Ephraim Sykes, playing Jackson, the cast will feature Que…

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Andre Braugher, Enrico Colantoni join Broadway cast of ‘Birthday Candles’ by Caitlin Huston

Andre Braugher and Enrico Colantoni will star alongside Debra Messing in “Birthday Candles” on Broadway.  In addition to Braugher and Colantoni, the complete cast includes Crystal Finn,…

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‘Freestyle Love Supreme’ recoups after 14 weeks by Caitlin Huston

“Freestyle Love Supreme” has recouped its capitalization costs after 14 weeks of Broadway performances. The show was capitalized for up to $3.6 million, according to a filing with the Se…

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Monday, January 6, 2020

‘MJ’ musical to host nationwide casting search by Caitlin Huston

“MJ,” the Michael Jackson musical, is hosting nationwide auditions to cast a young Michael Jackson and an understudy for star Ephraim Sykes. The production will hold auditions for Michae…

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‘The Music Man’ confirms Winter Garden Theatre for Broadway run by Caitlin Huston

“The Music Man” will play the Winter Garden Theatre next season, the production confirmed Monday. The production, directed by Jerry Zaks and starring Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster, had …

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‘Beetlejuice’ breaks box office record for a third time by Caitlin Huston

“Beetlejuice” has broken multiple box office records at the Winter Garden Theatre in recent weeks. The musical announced Monday that it broke the seven-performance week record for the Wi…

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Tyler Lansing Weaks, Eduardo Ramos join cast of ‘Take Me Out’ by Caitlin Huston

Tyler Lansing Weaks and Eduardo Ramos are joining the cast of “Take Me Out” after the departure of two previously announced cast members. Weaks and Ramos take over the roles of Jason Che…

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Friday, January 3, 2020

Broadway category returns to GLAAD Media Awards by Caitlin Huston

This year’s GLAAD Media Awards will include an Outstanding Broadway Production category for the first time since 2014. The decision to bring back the category came after “a surge of powe…

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Thursday, January 2, 2020

New York Musical Festival ceases operation after 15 years by Caitlin Huston

The New York Musical Festival is ceasing operation after 15 years, the organization announced Thursday.  “It is with a heavy heart that we face the reality of the arts funding crisis in t…

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Monday, December 23, 2019

‘West Side Story’ postpones opening night after injury by Caitlin Huston

The “West Side Story” revival has moved back its opening night date by two weeks after Isaac Powell suffered a knee injury during a recent performance. The musical will now open on Feb. …

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The Drama League sets date for 2020 ceremony by Caitlin Huston

The Drama League Awards will be held May 15, 2020, the organization announced Monday. The 86th annual ceremony will take place at the Marriott Marquis Times Square at 11:30 a.m. The awards, …

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Friday, December 20, 2019

Cameron Dallas joins cast of ‘Mean Girls’ on Broadway by Caitlin Huston

Cameron Dallas, a social media star and singer, will step into the role of Aaron Samuels in “Mean Girls” on Broadway.  Dallas takes over for Kyle Selig, as he takes a four-week leave of…

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Paulo Szot to join the Broadway cast of ‘Chicago’ by Caitlin Huston

Paulo Szot, an opera star and Tony Award winner for “South Pacific,” will join the cast of “Chicago.” Szot begins in the role of Billy Flynn on Jan. 6 for a four-week run. He then re…

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Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell to appear in ‘Ragtime’ concert by Caitlin Huston

Original cast members Audra McDonald and Brian Stokes Mitchell will reunite for a benefit concert of “Ragtime.” The concert, which will benefit The Actors Fund, will be dedicated to Mari…

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‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ to play Madison Square Garden by Caitlin Huston

The Broadway production of “To Kill a Mockingbird” will perform the play at Madison Square Garden for 18,000 New York City public school students. The performance will take place on Feb.…

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019

David Jeffery to play Connor Murphy in ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ by Caitlin Huston

David Jeffery will take over the role of Connor Murphy in the Broadway cast of “Dear Evan Hansen.” Jeffery, who was part of the Toronto and touring companies of “Dear Evan Hansen,” t…

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