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Friday, April 19, 2024

Jennifer Holliday, Norbert Leo Butz, Donna Murphy and More Will Perform Follies in Concert at Carnegie Hall by Darryn King

A huge, all-star cast will perform the Stephen Sondheim-James Goldman musical Follies for one night only at Carnegie Hall. The concert, part of Transport Group’s Anne L. Bernstein Concert …

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Playwright Jocelyn Bioh to Be Recognized by the Dramatists Guild for Jaja's African Hair Braiding by Darryn King

The playwright Jocelyn Bioh, whose Jaja’s African Hair Braiding opened on Broadway in 2023, is to be honored by the Dramatists Guild at their annual ceremony on May 6 at Sony Hall. Bioh is…

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Broadway's Stereophonic to Release Cast Album; 'Masquerade' Music Video Now Available by Darryn King

Broadway’s Stereophonic, the David Adjmi play about a band toiling away to record an album in the 1970s, will release a cast album. The album will feature original songs—including the st…

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From Glockenspiels to Butterfly Wings: How Sufjan Stevens Crafted the Album Behind Broadway’s Illinoise by Darryn King

On April 24, the fleet-footed, heart-filled theatrical event Illinoise opens at the St. James Theatre. With direction and choreography by Justin Peck and a story by Peck and Jackie Sibblies…

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Thursday, April 18, 2024

Join Eric Stewart, Back to the Future’s Head of Props, Behind the Scenes by Darryn King

It’s Eric Stewart’s job to carefully attend to every need of one of the most dazzling and exciting stars on the New York stage. But more about the DeLorean in a moment. As the head of …

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Wednesday, April 17, 2024

The Kids Are Not All Right: Broadway's Romeo + Juliet, Starring Kit Connor and Rachel Zegler, Is Poised for Gen Z Worship by Darryn King and Hayley Levitt

“The youth are f**ked” is the catch phrase of Sam Gold’s upcoming Broadway revival of Romeo + Juliet, led by young stars Kit Connor and Rachel Zegler. Shakespeare’s classic tale of h…

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Crazy Rich Asians Broadway Musical in Development With Director Jon M. Chu and Composer Helen Park by Darryn King

A new Broadway musical version of Crazy Rich Asians is in the works, with Jon M. Chu attached to direct in his Broadway directorial debut. The book will be by Leah Nanako Winkler, with musi…

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Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Get the Inside Scoop at The Outsiders with Call Me Cherry, Hosted by Emma Pittman by Darryn King

In the new Broadway musical The Outsiders, Emma Pittman plays Cherry Valance, the sensitive, red-headed cheerleader in a world of battle-ready boys. And soon, she’ll be giving fans an ins…

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Monday, April 15, 2024

Jeremy Irons, Jennifer Hudson, Nathan Lane and More to Star in The Lion King Hollywood Bowl Concert by Darryn King

A live-to-film concert/screening of The Lion King will take place at the Hollywood Bowl in May, with cast members from Disney’s 1994 animated feature, the Julie Taymor-directed Broadway sh…

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Broadway-Bound Sunset Boulevard, Starring Nicole Scherzinger, Wins Big at Olivier Awards by Darryn King

The Broadway-bound production of Sunset Boulevard, starring Nicole Scherzinger, won seven awards, including Best Musical Revival, at the 2024 Olivier Awards. The ceremony took place at Londo…

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Friday, April 12, 2024

Watch The Outsiders Stars, Producer Angelina Jolie and More Celebrate a Golden Broadway Opening by Darryn King

On April 11, the new musical The Outsiders celebrated its opening at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. was there to speak with the stars, director Danya Taymor and Angelina Jolie, …

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Rob Madge Takes the London Stage with Show About Canceled Broadway Run by Darryn King

Rob Madge, whose comedic solo show, My Son’s a Queer (But What Can You Do?), had its Broadway run canceled in February, will present a new show about the experience in London. Rob Madge’…

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How Broadway's Stereophonic Riffs on the Messy Drama of Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours by Darryn King

Stereophonic, a play written by David Adjmi with songs by Will Butler of Arcade Fire, is now playing at the John Golden Theatre, with an official opening set for April 19. In the play, an u…

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Thursday, April 11, 2024

Roundabout Sets Opening Dates for 2024-25 Broadway and Off-Broadway Season by Darryn King

Roundabout Theatre Company has set opening dates for the shows in its 2024-25 theatrical season. Preview performance dates are yet to be announced. The Broadway premiere of Yellow Face, w…

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Patti LuPone Is Eyeing a Return to Broadway Alongside Mia Farrow by Darryn King

Three-time Tony Award winner Patti Lupone will return to Broadway in the fall—despite having left Actors' Equity—starring opposite Mia Farrow, according to the New York Post. The duo wil…

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Shuler Hensley to Direct and Star in Fiddler on the Roof in Concert at Theatre Aspen by Darryn King

Tony Award winner Shuler Hensley will direct and star in a one-night only performance of Fiddler on the Roof in Concert. The event will take place in the Michael Klein Music Tent in Aspen, C…

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Why Hadestown Is Jordan Fisher's Favorite Broadway Show He's Worked On by Darryn King

"I know what it's like to be an audience member at this show," Jordan Fisher, Hadestown's celestial-voiced Orpheus, recently told The Broadway Show. "I remember it so clearly. I'll never f…

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Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Conrad Ricamora, Chip Zien and More Complete Principal Cast of Encores! Titanic by Darryn King

The complete principal cast is set for the upcoming Encores! production of Titanic. The show, featuring music and lyrics by Maury Yeston and book by Peter Stone, will have a two-week run at …

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Isaac Powell, Charlotte MacInnes and Ben Levi Ross Will Lead Gatsby at the A.R.T. by Darryn King

The world-premiere musical Gatsby, the new adaptation of the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald with music by Florence Welch of Florence + the Machine, has its cast. The show will begin performanc…

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Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Diego Luna Will Star in Kiss of the Spider Woman Movie with Jennifer Lopez by Darryn King

Diego Luna will star in the previously announced film adaptation of Kander and Ebb’s Kiss of the Spider Woman with Jennifer Lopez, Deadline has reported. The movie is to be written and …

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Wicked National Tour Welcomes West End's Lauren Samuels as Elphaba and More by Darryn King

The national tour of Wicked will welcome several new cast members to Oz, all beginning their run on May 7 at The Bushnell in Hartford, CT. Lauren Samuels, whose West End credits include Grea…

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Monday, April 8, 2024

Forbidden Broadway Will Make Its Broadway Debut Sooner Than Expected by Darryn King

The Broadway-spoofing revue Forbidden Broadway will make its previously reported Broadway debut sooner than expected. Forbidden Broadway on Broadway: Merrily We Stole a Song, directed by cre…

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Aaron Tveit Extends Debut Residency at Café Carlyle by Darryn King

Tony Award winner Aaron Tveit is extending his stay at the Café Carlyle. Tveit, who ends his run as the title character in Broadway's Sweeney Todd on May 5, will perform his debut residen…

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Sondheim Revue Old Friends, Starring Bernadette Peters and Lea Salonga, to Open on Broadway by Darryn King

The Sondheim revue Stephen Sondheim's Old Friends, starring Tony winners Bernadette Peters and Lea Salonga, is coming to Broadway as part of the Manhattan Theatre Club’s 2024-25 season. M…

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Friday, April 5, 2024

Illinoise Vocalists, Including Shara Nova of My Brightest Diamond, Will Transfer to Broadway by Darryn King

Vocalists Elijah Lyons, Shara Nova and Tasha Viets-VanLear, who performed in the Park Avenue Armory and Chicago Shakespeare Theatre productions of Illinoise, will also perform in the Broadwa…

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Cast Album for Here We Are, the Last Stephen Sondheim Musical, Has a Release Date by Darryn King

The last original cast recording of a new Stephen Sondheim musical has a release date. The cast album for Here We Are, scored by Sondheim with a book by David Ives, will be released on C…

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Thursday, April 4, 2024

Stereophonic and Hell’s Kitchen Among the 39th Annual Lucille Lortel Award Nominees by Darryn King

The nominations for the 39th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway have been announced. The ceremony will take place on May 5 at NYU Skirball. Leading the no…

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Watch Steven Pasquale Preview His New Album with ‘Some Other Time’ From On the Town by Darryn King

In January, Steven Pasquale released his second solo album, Steven Pasquale: Some Other Time. For the album, which features smooth renditions of such American Songbook standards as “When …

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Rachel McAdams on Her Broadway Debut in Mary Jane: ‘It Just Got Its Hooks in Me’ by Darryn King

Let’s get this out of the way: Rachel McAdams is not starring in The Notebook on Broadway. The fact that the actress is about to make her Broadway debut in the same season as The Noteboo…

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Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Oscar and Emmy Award Winner Helen Hunt to Lead Harold Pinter's Betrayal in Chicago by Darryn King

Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Helen Hunt will star as Emma in Harold Pinter’s Betrayal at Chicago's Goodman Theatre. The production will begin performances in the Albert Theat…

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Ted Lasso’s Phil Dunster and Zizi Strallen to Star in Oklahoma! London Concert by Darryn King

Ted Lasso’s Phil Dunster will play Curly opposite West End star Zizi Strallen's Laurey in a London concert production of in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! The concert will play f…

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All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards