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Friday, May 24, 2019

Tony-Nominated Boy In The Band Robin de Jesús Talks About That Starry Cast, Ryan Murphy’s Netflix Plans & Whoopi Goldberg’s Revelatory Advice by Greg Evans

This summer, The Boys In The Band will add a new chapter to its long life, this time as a Netflix movie. Back will be the camping, the fighting and laughing and crying, a portrait of friends…

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Troubled ‘Magic Mike’ Musical Cancels Boston Tryout Engagement by Greg Evans

The stage musical adaptation of Channing Tatum’s stripper saga Magic Mike has cancelled what was to be a pre-Broadway Boston engagement. The pull-out from Boston’s Emerson Colonial Theat…

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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Alanis Morissette Musical ‘Jagged Little Pill’ Announces Broadway Cast by Greg Evans

Jagged Little Pill, the new musical inspired by Alanis Morissette’s 1995 Grammy-winning album, has announced its Broadway cast, with six performers reprising their roles from last summer…

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Mary-Louise Parker Sets Broadway Return In Adam Rapp’s ‘The Sound Inside’ by Greg Evans

Mary-Louise Parker will return to Broadway this September in Adam Rapp’s The Sound Inside, directed by The Band’s Visit‘s David Cromer. Parker will reprise her critically acclaimed Wil…

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

‘Hadestown’ Director Rachel Chavkin Is A Broadway Rarity – And That’s A Shame: Tony Watch Q&A by Greg Evans

Rachel Chavkin has been here before. Under her direction, Hadestown, Anaïs Mitchell’s gorgeous musical that sets the mythical tales of Orpheus, Eurydice, Hades and Persephone in – above…

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Tracy Letts’ Broadway-Bound ‘Linda Vista’ Announces Cast; Ian Barford Reprises Lead Role by Greg Evans

Steppenwolf Theatre’s Ian Barford will reprise his starring role in Tracy Letts’ Broadway-bound Linda Vista along with most of the cast from the play’s West Coast premiere in January 2…

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Monday, May 20, 2019

Heidi Schreck’s ‘What The Constitution Means To Me’ Wins Best Play Obie Award – Full Winners List by Greg Evans

Heidi Schreck’s What the Constitution Means to Me has received the 2019 Obie Award for Best New American Play. The Obies, announced at a ceremony tonight, recognize Off and Off Off Broadwa…

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Broadway Box Office Finds Pre-Tony Groove At $35M; ‘Tootsie’, ‘Cher Show’ & ‘Hadestown’ Score $1M+ by Greg Evans

Broadway settled into its pre-Tony wait-and-see groove last week, with box office for most shows hovering just above, below or on par with the previous week. In all, the 37 productions took …

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CAA Signs ‘Six’ Musical Creators Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss, creators of the Olivier Award-nominated musical Six, have signed with CAA for representation. Marlow and Moss wrote the book, music, and lyrics for Six,…

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Marisa Tomei Headed To Broadway For Tennessee Williams’ ‘The Rose Tattoo’ Revival by Greg Evans

Marisa Tomei will star in a Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams’ The Rose Tattoo, to be directed by Trip Cullman and set for a Roundabout Theatre Company production in September. Tomei …

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Friday, May 17, 2019

Laurie Metcalf Talks Hillary Clinton: Yours, Mine & Ours – Tony Awards Watch Q&A by Greg Evans

Laurie Metcalf’s Hillary Clinton might or might not be your Hillary Clinton. It certainly isn’t the historical Hillary Clinton, as playwright Lucas Hnath so intriguingly writes in the ea…

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Broadway’s ‘My Fair Lady’ Sets Closing Date by Greg Evans

Broadway’s revival of My Fair Lady, directed by Bartlett Sher, will close its 16-month run at Lincoln Center’s Vivian Beaumont Theater on July 7. The production, which starred Lauren Amb…

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Broadway’s ‘Tootsie’ Announces National Tour & International Productions by Greg Evans

Broadway’s Tootsie musical is hitting the road and going global: In addition to a just-announced national North American tour, producers confirmed plans for London, Australia and a Japanes…

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Chicago’s ‘Hamilton’ To End Three-Year Run by Greg Evans

The Chicago production of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton will close Jan. 5, 2020, bringing its three-year run to an end. The Broadway In Chicago production at the CIBC Theatre will have pla…

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‘Be More Chill’, ‘Pretty Woman’ Top Broadway’s Audience Choice Awards by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: Audiences don’t alway see eye to eye with Tony voters, as we see again in this year’s Audience Choice Awards from Broadway.com. Presented exclusively to Deadline for today’s…

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

‘Bat Out Of Hell’ Stage Musical Sets New York Limited Engagement by Greg Evans

Jim Steinman’s Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical, based on the best-selling classic rock album by Meat Loaf and its two sequels, has announced new dates for a New York limited engagement. Or…

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Two Scouts: Celia Keenan-Bolger Recalls The Day A ‘Mockingbird’ Icon Came Calling – Tony Watch Q&A by Greg Evans

Celia Keenan-Bolger was nominated for her first Tony Award in 2005 (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), her second in 2012 (Peter and the Starcatcher) her third in 2014 (The Glass M…

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Hannah Gadsby Comedy Special ‘Douglas’ To Hit Netflix Next Year by Greg Evans

Hannah Gadsby’s new stand-up special titled Douglas, set for an Off Broadway stand this summer, will debut on Netflix next year, Gadsby announced at Monday’s Netflix FYSEE event in Los A…

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Monday, May 13, 2019

New York Theater Stalwarts James C. Nicola & Jeffrey Horowitz Set For Obie Lifetime Achievement Honors by Greg Evans

James C. Nicola and Jeffrey Horowitz, two longtime stalwarts of New York’s theater community, particularly its downtown scene, will be honored with special Obie Awards for Lifetime Achieve…

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Morrissey Sings $1.9M Tune At Lunt-Fontanne; Total Broadway Weekly Box Office Hits $37M by Greg Evans

No moping for Morrissey’s Broadway box office: The former Smith’s frontman grossed $1.9M for his seven-night residence at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, playing to near-capacity crowds. The …

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Daniel Fish’s ‘Oklahoma!’ To Launch North American Tour In Oklahoma by Greg Evans

Daniel Fish’s reimagined Oklahoma!, nominated for eight Tony Award nominations, will launch a North American tour in the fall of 2020 at the Civic Center Music Hall in Oklahoma City, Oklah…

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Richard Thomas Cast As Atticus In ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ National Tour by Greg Evans

Richard Thomas will play the role of Atticus Finch in the national tour of Aaron Sorkin’s To Kill A Mockingbird. The play, based on the novel by Harper Lee, begins a coast-to-coast tour Au…

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Tony Award Winner Ari’el Stachel Signed By ICM Partners by Greg Evans

ICM Partners has signed Ari’el Stachel, who won last year’s Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for his performance in The Band’s Visit. Next February, Stachel will start r…

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Friday, May 10, 2019

‘Network’ Director Ivo Van Hove On Old Movies, New Dances, David Bowie And What ‘All About Eve’ & ‘West Side Story’ Say Today – Tony by Greg Evans

Network, All About Eve, West Side Story – a really good day’s Netflix queue as well as the latest entries on the resume of Belgian-born theater director Ivo van Hove. Tony-nominated for …

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Aaron Sorkin’s ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Is Broadway’s Highest Grossing American Play Ever by Greg Evans

Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird has become the highest-grossing American play in Broadway history, with the record-breaking number – $40,113,926.13, to …

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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Dave Bova Dies: Broadway’s ‘Be More Chill’ Hair, Wig & Makeup Designer Was 41 by Greg Evans

Dave Bova, whose hair, wig and makeup designs for productions including Be More Chill and 2017’s Sunset Boulevard and M. Butterfly brought a distinctive visual panache to Broadway over the…

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‘Scotland, PA’ 2001 Cult Film Set For Off Broadway Musical Adaptation by Greg Evans

A new musical based on the 2001 cult film Scotland, PA will get its world premiere in September at the Roundabout Theatre Company’s Off Broadway stage, the company announced today. Directe…

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Santino Fontana Wears ‘Tootsie’ For The 21st Century (And Tells What Had To Go) – Tony Watch Q&A by Greg Evans

Last week, Tootsie joined Broadway’s million dollar club – the choice group of productions that break the $1 million mark in weekly box office. Along with 11 Tony Award nominations and a…

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Beatles Tribute Band Rain Announces One-Week Broadway Residence by Greg Evans

Abbey Road will cross Broadway in July when Rain, the long-running Beatles tribute band, takes the stage as part of the Residence On Broadway series. The tribute band, set for July 16-21 at …

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Broadway’s ‘Pretty Woman’ Musical Announces 2020 North American Tour by Greg Evans

Pretty Woman: The Musical will launch a North American tour next year, kicking off at the Providence Performing Arts Center, Rhode Island, in October 2020. Other dates, cities and casting wi…

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

New York Drama Critics Name ‘The Ferryman’ Best Play, ‘Tootsie’ Best Musical by Greg Evans

The Ferryman, What The Constitution Means To Me and Tootsie continued to build some awards momentum this week, with the New York Drama Critics Circle naming Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman …

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