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Friday, April 20, 2018

Bette Midler to return for the end of ‘Hello, Dolly!’ run by Caitlin Huston

Bette Midler is returning to star in “Hello, Dolly!” for six weeks this summer. Midler will return to the show from July 17 through the end of the show, which producer Scott Rudin said w…

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

‘Hadestown’ coming to Broadway in 2019 after West End run by Caitlin Huston

The Anaïs Mitchell musical “Hadestown” will play the National Theatre in London this November before transferring to Broadway in 2019, the show’s producers announced Thur…

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Drama League announces 2018 nominees by Caitlin Huston

A few Broadway shows have begun racking up nominations ahead of the Tony Awards. The Drama League, which honors off Broadway and Broadway musicals and plays, announced its nominations includ…

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Actors’ Equity votes to change the name of the Gypsy Robe by Caitlin Huston

The Gypsy Robe is changing its name. After hearing concerns about the insensitivity of the name, the Actors’ Equity Association has voted to rename the robe that is awarded to the chorus m…

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Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban to host the 2018 Tony Awards by Caitlin Huston

Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban are hosting the 2018 Tony Awards, the pair announced in a video on Twitter Wednesday. 🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨CRAZY AMAZING NEW…

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How ‘Frozen’ on Broadway is capitalizing on its popular appeal by Caitlin Huston

Reviews never bothered Disney anyway. Though “Frozen” received mixed reviews from critics, the show has maintained a popular resonance that translated into a record-breaking advance of $…

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

‘The Cher Show’ announces full cast for pre-Broadway premiere by Caitlin Huston

Teal Wicks and Micaela Diamond are joining Stephanie J. Block to play the role of Cher in the Chicago run of ‘The Cher Show.’ Cher will be depicted by the three actors at differe…

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Fire at home of Ripley-Grier Studios leaves two civilians seriously injured by Caitlin Huston

Two civilians were seriously injured in a fire that occurred Monday afternoon at 520 8th Avenue, home of Ripley-Grier Studios and other theater offices. The fire, which was called in at 3:31…

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

‘1984’ will be eligible for all Tony Awards categories by Caitlin Huston

“1984” will now be considered for all Tony Awards categories after a nominator recused himself from the committee, the Tony Awards Administration Committee announced Thursday. In its fir…

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Leslie Odom Jr., Katharine McPhee to announce the Tony nominees by Caitlin Huston

Leslie Odom Jr. and Katharine McPhee will announce the Tony nominees the morning of May 1. The event, which takes place at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Cent…

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Actors’ Equity pushes for creation of Tony Award categories honoring ensembles by Caitlin Huston

The Actors’ Equity Association is pushing to create two new Tony Award categories that honor equity choruses and ensembles in musicals or plays. Actors’ Equity is championing the two pro…

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‘The Waverly Gallery’ coming to Broadway next season starring Elaine May by Caitlin Huston

Scott Rudin is bringing Kenneth Lonergan’s play “The Waverly Gallery” to Broadway next season. The revival will star Elaine May, Lucas Hedges and Michael Cera, in his third…

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

‘Come From Away’ to begin North American Tour in Seattle by Caitlin Huston

“Come From Away” will begin its North American tour at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre in October 2018. The show will play 60 cities overall, including stops in Canada, in cities such as …

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Monday, April 9, 2018

‘Harry Potter’ brings in highest weekly gross in Broadway play history by Caitlin Huston

“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” broke the record for highest weekly gross for a play, bringing in $2.14 million last week. That amount, brought in across eight preview performances, …

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Janet McTeer to star in world premiere of ‘Bernhardt/Hamlet’ this fall by Caitlin Huston

Janet McTeer will star in the world premiere of “Bernhardt/Hamlet” on Broadway this September as part of Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2018-2019 season. The play written by Theresa Rebe…

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Friday, April 6, 2018

‘Empire Records’ to be adapted into a stage musical by Caitlin Huston

Producer Bill Weiner has acquired the theatrical stage rights to “Empire Records,” with plans to turn it into a Broadway musical. The musical will be written by Carol Heikkinen, who wrot…

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Thursday, April 5, 2018

Gordon Lane appointed chief technology officer to Theatre Communications Group by Caitlin Huston

Theatre Communications Group has appointed Gordon Lane as its chief technology officer. Lane comes to TCG, the national organization for American theater, from Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zo…

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‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ to launch North American tour by Caitlin Huston

“Jesus Christ Superstar” will launch a North American tour of the Regent Park Open Air Theatre production in fall 2019. Produced by Stephen Gabriel, the tour comes after a West E…

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StubHub announces Sukhinder Singh Cassidy as president by Caitlin Huston

StubHub, the resale ticket company that recently announced a partnership with Roundabout Theatre Company, announced Sukhinder Singh Cassidy will be its new president and senior vice presiden…

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

‘KPOP’ leads Lucille Lortel nominations by Caitlin Huston

“KPOP” is the most-nominated show of the Lucille Lortel awards, with nine nominations announced Wednesday, including Outstanding Musical. Following “KPOP,” “Bella: An American Tale…

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Karen Olivo, Aaron Tveit, Danny Burstein to lead ‘Moulin Rouge’ musical by Caitlin Huston

Karen Olivo, Aaron Tveit and Danny Burstein will star in the world premiere of “Moulin Rouge! The Musical” at the Emerson Colonial Theatre.  Additional casting includes Sahr Ngaujah, Ta…

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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Manhattan man sentenced to 6.5 years in prison for ‘Hamilton’ ticket scheme by Caitlin Huston

Joseph Meli was sentenced to six-and-a-half years in prison Tuesday after he pleaded guilty to charges of defrauding 130 investors in a proposed ticket resale scheme that included popular Br…

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Roundabout Theatre Company partners with StubHub on secondary ticketing by Caitlin Huston

Roundabout Theatre Company has teamed up with StubHub as its official secondary ticketing partner. The partnership, which the companies are calling “the first of its kind,” will …

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Monday, April 2, 2018

What determines Broadway ticket pricing by Caitlin Huston

As Broadway welcomes more first-time theatergoers, Mike Rafael is trying to figure out how to get them to come back a second time. Rafael, an independent sales and ticketing analyst and owne…

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Lucille Lortel Awards to be announced Wednesday in live-streamed ceremony by Caitlin Huston

The Lucille Lortel Awards have changed the nomination announcement date to April 4 from the previously announced date of April 3. Rachel Bay Jones and Steven Pasquale will announce the nomin…

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

‘Beetlejuice’ to stage world premiere at D.C.’s National Theatre by Caitlin Huston

The musical adaptation of “Beetlejuice” will have its world premiere at the National Theatre in Washington, D.C. this October, the production announced Wednesday. “Beetleju…

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Playwrights Welcome free ticket initiative reaches 100 theaters by Caitlin Huston

Playwrights Welcome has broadened its free ticketing initiative for playwrights to include 100 theaters across the country. The Playwrights Welcome initiative, created by Samuel French with …

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Stephanie J. Block to play Cher in ‘The Cher Show’ by Caitlin Huston

Stephanie J. Block will star as Cher in the Broadway-bound musical “The Cher Show,” the show’s press team confirmed Tuesday. “The Cher Show” is playing a pre-Br…

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Monday, March 26, 2018

Ken Davenport, Kurt Deutsch to develop ‘Vacation’ musical by Caitlin Huston

Ken Davenport and Kurt Deutsch are developing a new musical based on the characters in the “Vacation” franchise. Deutsch and Davenport announced Monday that they had optioned the…

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‘Farinelli and the King’ announces recoupment by Caitlin Huston

“Farinelli and the King” has recouped its capitalization costs following a limited run on Broadway, the show’s producers announced Monday. The play, which began previews at…

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Friday, March 23, 2018

Actors’ Equity announces formation of sexual harassment prevention committee by Caitlin Huston

Actors’ Equity Association announced the formation of a committee Friday to prevent sexual harassment in theater. The committee is meant to come up with strategies to end harassment and bu…

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