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Thursday, December 13, 2018

‘Pretty Woman’ to launch first international production by Caitlin Huston

“Pretty Woman” is launching its first international production in Hamburg, Germany. The musical will start performances at Hamburg’s Stage Theater an der Elbe on Sept. 23, 2019, with a…

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Michelle Williams to depart ‘Once on This Island,’ Lea Salonga to take over by Caitlin Huston

Michelle Williams is leaving her role in “Once on This Island,” effective immediately. Williams, the former Destiny’s Child singer who took over the role of Erzulie on Nov.…

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‘Network’ will extend through April 28 by Caitlin Huston

“Network” will extend an extra month, now playing through April 28, 2019 at the Belasco Theatre. The play had originally been scheduled to end its run on March 17. Directed by Iv…

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

‘Oklahoma!’ revival will transfer to Broadway this spring by Caitlin Huston

The off-Broadway production of “Oklahoma!,” last seen at St. Ann’s Warehouse, will transfer to the Circle in the Square Theatre on Broadway this spring. The production, di…

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SDC renews executive director Laura Penn’s contract through 2024 by Caitlin Huston

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Society has voted to renew the contract of executive director Laura Penn through 2024. Penn joined the union in 2008, following a 25-year career workin…

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Monday, December 10, 2018

Where Harper Lee meets Aaron Sorkin in ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ by Caitlin Huston

Despite penning multiple award-winning television series and films, Aaron Sorkin still feels more at-home writing plays. “To me, corny as it sounds, theaters are like cathedrals and the Sh…

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Friday, December 7, 2018

Sara Bareilles to return to ‘Waitress’ alongside Gavin Creel by Caitlin Huston

Sara Bareilles will play the lead role in “Waitress” on Broadway for the third time this winter. Bareilles, the composer of “Waitress,” will star as Jenna from Jan. 7…

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‘The Band’s Visit,’ ‘My Fair Lady’ and more nominated for Grammy Awards by Caitlin Huston

“The Band’s Visit,” “Carousel,” “My Fair Lady,” “Once on This Island“ and “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert” received Grammy nominations in the Best Musical Theat…

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Faye Dunaway to play Katharine Hepburn on Broadway this summer by Caitlin Huston

Academy Award-winner Faye Dunaway will return to Broadway this summer to take on the role of Katharine Hepburn. Dunaway will star in the Broadway premiere of “Tea at Five,” a new…

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

‘Torch Song’ to end its Broadway run in January by Caitlin Huston

“Torch Song” is ending its limited run on Broadway on Jan. 6, a little more than a month earlier than scheduled.  Directed by Moisés Kaufman and written by Harvey Fierstein, the reviva…

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

Michael Hartman joins Serino Coyne as managing director by Caitlin Huston

Former press agent Michael Hartman, the founder of The Hartman Group and co-founder of Barlow-Hartman, has been hired as a managing director of ad agency Serino Coyne. Hartman joins a new le…

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

‘Summer’ will close at the end of December by Caitlin Huston

“Summer: The Donna Summer Musical” will close on Broadway on Dec. 30, 2018. The musical will have played 27 previews and 289 regular performances at the time of its closing at the Lunt-F…

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

‘Once on This Island’ will play its final performance on Jan. 6 by Caitlin Huston

“Once on This Island” will play its last performance on Jan. 6, after 29 previews and 458 performances. The musical, which won the 2018 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical, beating …

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‘Hadestown’ to open at the Walter Kerr this season by Caitlin Huston

“Hadestown” will open on Broadway this season at the Walter Kerr Theatre. The Anaïs Mitchell musical will take over the theater from “Springsteen on Broadway,” whic…

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‘Burn This’ announces Hudson Theatre, complete casting by Caitlin Huston

“Burn This” will take over the Hudson Theatre this spring, following the departure of “Head Over Heels.” In addition to Keri Russell and Adam Driver, the revival will feature Brandon…

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Kristine Nielsen joins cast of ‘Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus’ by Caitlin Huston

Kristine Nielsen will star alongside Nathan Lane and Andrea Martin in “Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus.” Nielson, a Tony Award nominee for “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and…

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Monday, November 26, 2018

‘Head Over Heels’ to close in January by Caitlin Huston

‘Head Over Heels’ will play its final performance on Jan. 6, after playing 188 regular performances and 37 preview performances. The musical, which opened at the Hudson Theatre on July 2…

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Thursday, November 22, 2018

‘The Prom’ brings historic Thanksgiving Day performance to NBC by Caitlin Huston

“The Prom” appears to have made history with its performance during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. At the culmination of “The Prom’s” musical number “It’s Time To Dance&…

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

‘Celebrity Autobiography’ cancels one of four performances by Caitlin Huston

‘Celebrity Autobiography’ will no longer play its Dec. 3 performance because of “scheduling reasons,” the show announced Tuesday. The comedy show, featuring celebriti…

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Building the ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ empire by Caitlin Huston

At the 2017 Tony Award nominee luncheon, “Dear Evan Hansen” producer Stacey Mindich received some sage advice from Stuart Thompson. “If you win the Tony, step on the gas and never stop…

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Monday, November 19, 2018

Norbert Leo Butz, Ethan Slater, Laura Osnes to star in TV series ‘Fosse/Verdon’ by Caitlin Huston

Norbert Leo Butz and other Broadway stars have been tapped to portray iconic Broadway figures in the upcoming television series “Fosse/Verdon.” In the eight-episode FX limited se…

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‘The Ferryman’ extends 20 additional weeks by Caitlin Huston

“The Ferryman” announced an extension of its Broadway engagement through July 7, 2019. The Jez Butterworth play, directed by Sam Mendes, received positive reviews after opening a…

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‘Moulin Rouge!’ will open on Broadway this summer by Caitlin Huston

“Moulin Rouge!” is coming to Broadway next season with the cast from its Boston tryout. The musical, produced by Carmen Pavlovic, chief executive of Global Creatures and lead producer of…

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Saturday, November 17, 2018

Broadway Producer Jerry Frankel dies by Caitlin Huston

Broadway producer Jerry Frankel passed away Saturday morning. Frankel, the recipient of nine Tony Awards, produced more than 50 Broadway productions since he began his career in 1997, includ…

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

‘Head Over Heels,’ ‘King Kong’ to perform on CBS Thanksgiving broadcast by Caitlin Huston

“Head Over Heels,” will join “Dear Evan Hansen” and “King Kong” to perform on CBS broadcast of the Thanksgiving Day Parade. Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss, who have also produced…

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Actors’ Equity negotiates for profit-sharing in developmental lab agreement by Caitlin Huston

Actors’ Equity has launched a social media campaign and petition calling for changes to the developmental lab agreement as the union begins negotiations with The Broadway League. The Equit…

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Monday, November 12, 2018

Jimmy Award-winner to play lead role in ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ by Caitlin Huston

2018 Jimmy Award-winner Andrew Barth Feldman will make his Broadway debut as Evan in “Dear Evan Hansen” this winter. Feldman, who is currently a high school junior, will take ove…

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Lively McCabe makes deal with music publisher BMG by Caitlin Huston

Production company Lively McCabe Entertainment has gained the rights to BMG’s music publishing catalog, the fourth largest music publisher in the world. . As part of the deal, Lively McCab…

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‘Celebrity Autobiography’ to play four nights at the Marquis Theatre by Caitlin Huston

“Celebrity Autobiography,” a comedy show in which celebrities act out the memoirs of other celebrities, is coming to Broadway for four nights over the holiday season. The show, which fea…

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‘Ain’t Too Proud’ will bring existing cast to Broadway by Caitlin Huston

“Ain’t Too Proud” will bring its existing cast to Broadway. The Temptations musical, which has played several out-of-town performances, will star Derrick Baskin as Otis W…

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Monday, November 5, 2018

‘Mean Girls,’ ‘The Prom’ and more to perform on Thanksgiving Day Parade broadcast by Caitlin Huston

“Mean Girls,” “My Fair Lady,” “The Prom” and “Summer” will perform in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade this year. The parade will be broadcast nationally from 9 a.m. to n…

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