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Friday, September 30, 2022

Baz Luhrmann Teases Possibility Of ‘Elvis’ Stage Musical by Greg Evans

Well, he didn’t rule it out. Director Baz Luhrmann, whose 2001 film Moulin Rouge! became a 2018 Broadway hit musical, says a similar path for his 2022 Elvis Presley biopic might be inevita…

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Triple Tony Nominee Camille A. Brown Signs With CAA by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: CAA has signed three-time Tony Award-nominated director and choreographer Camille A. Brown in all areas. Brown made her Broadway directorial debut last season with the revival of …

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Thursday, September 29, 2022

‘Hocus Pocus 2’ Exec Producer Teases Possible Broadway Musical Adaptation by Greg Evans

Hocus Pocus casting its spell on Broadway? The Sanderson Sisters might be flying their brooms a bit closer to the stage after all. A long-rumored stage adaptation of the popular 1993 film st…

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‘Merrily We Roll Along’ Sets Full Off Broadway Cast To Join Jonathan Groff, Daniel Radcliffe & Lindsay Mendez by Greg Evans

Full casting for the upcoming Off Broadway revival of Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along starring the previously announced Jonathan Groff, Lindsay Mendez and Daniel Radcliffe has been firmed…

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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

‘The Piano Lesson’, ‘Leopoldstadt’ Lead Broadway Newcomers At Box Office; ‘Phantom’ Rebounds by Greg Evans

The Piano Lesson led the pack of Broadway’s recent arrivals at the box office last week, with the August Wilson revival starring Samuel L. Jackson, John David Washington and Danielle Brook…

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Monday, September 26, 2022

Rita Gardner Dies: Original Cast Member Of ‘The Fantasticks’ Was 87 by Greg Evans

Rita Gardner, an original cast member of the long-running Off Broadway phenomenon The Fantasticks, died Saturday of leukemia at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York. She was 87. Gardner’s death …

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TheFrontOffice Foundation Announces $25,000 Grant For Mid-Career Female-Identifying Theater Director by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: TheFrontOffice Foundation, the charitable arm of director/producer Wendy C. Goldberg’s TheFrontOffice entertainment company, announced today that it will award a $25,000+ mid-c…

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Friday, September 23, 2022

Bryce Pinkham, Lizan Mitchell Join Audra McDonald In Broadway’s ‘Ohio State Murders’ by Greg Evans

Additional casting and the full creative team for the Broadway premiere of Adrienne Kennedy’s Ohio State Murders were announced today, with Bryce Pinkham (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and…

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Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Carol Burnett Launches Social Media Campaign To Rename Majestic Theatre For Harold Prince by Greg Evans

Encouraging her fans and fellow Broadway-goers to spread the hashtag “The Majestic Is Fit For A Prince,” TV and stage icon Carol Burnett has launched a social media campaign to get Broad…

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Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Mike Birbiglia Bringing New Solo Show To Broadway, Announces ‘Old Man & The Pool’ On ‘Tonight Show’ by Greg Evans

Mike Birbiglia: The Old Man & the Pool is heading to Broadway, the comic monologist announced today during a taping of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The new solo show will begi…

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Broadway’s Resurrected ‘Beetlejuice’ Sets January Closing by Greg Evans

Beetlejuice will end its Broadway run at the Marquis Theatre on Jan. 8, 2023, producers announced today, making the musical the second high-profile production in recent days to announce a po…

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‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Waves Goodbye To Broadway With Sell-Out Week; Broadway’s 24 Productions Gross $25M by Greg Evans

A slate of four new productions and renewed interest in a couple of old ones pushed Broadway box office up by 20% last week, with total receipts for the 24 shows reaching $24,954,517 and att…

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Monday, September 19, 2022

Marva Hicks Dies: Singer-Actor Appeared In Broadway’s ‘The Lion King’, ‘Motown The Musical’ by Greg Evans

Marva Hicks, the singer and actor who made her Broadway debut in 1981’s Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music and most recently appeared in 2013’s Motown The Musical, died September 16 in N…

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Sean Hayes Sets Broadway Spring Return As Oscar Levant In Doug Wright’s ‘Good Night, Oscar’ by Greg Evans

Sean Hayes will return to Broadway this spring starring in Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Doug Wright’s new play Good Night, Oscar, in which Hayes will play Hollywood Golden Age actor, …

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Friday, September 16, 2022

Broadway’s ‘The Phantom Of The Opera’ Will Close in 2023 After 35 Years by Greg Evans

The Phantom of the Opera, Broadway’s longest running show, will close in February following its 35th anniversary in January, sources have confirmed. The news comes as the musical, known fo…

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Common To Make Broadway Debut In Pulitzer-Winning Play ‘Between Riverside And Crazy’ by Greg Evans

Common, the actor, rapper and songwriter who has won Oscar, Emmy and Grammy Awards, will make his Broadway debut in the coveted role of “Junior” in Stephen Adly Guirgis’ Pulitzer Prize…

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Thursday, September 15, 2022

Bill Heck Joins Broadway’s ‘Take Me Out’ Revival In Role Originally Played By Patrick J. Adams by Greg Evans

Actor Bill Heck (Broadway’s Cabaret, Hulu’s The Old Man) will join the return Broadway engagement of Richard Greenberg’s Take Me Out co-starring Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Jesse Williams…

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Wednesday, September 14, 2022

‘Merrily We Roll Along’ Off Broadway Revival With Jonathan Groff, Daniel Radcliffe & Lindsay Mendez Gets Two-Week Extension by Greg Evans

The starry Off Broadway revival of Merrily We Roll Along featuring Jonathan Groff, Daniel Radcliffe and Lindsay Mendez doesn’t begin previews for another two months, and already it’s got…

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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright Suzan-Lori Parks To Make Onstage Debut In Public’s ‘Plays For The Plague Year’ by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: Suzan-Lori Parks, the playwright who won a 2002 Pulitzer Prize for her Topdog/Underdog, will make her on-stage debut this fall in the world premiere Public Theater Off Broadway st…

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Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Lea Michele Takes ‘Funny Girl’ To $1.6M In First-Week Box Office, Setting Show Record by Greg Evans

Even with a Covid-shortened performance schedule, Lea Michele’s star turn in Funny Girl was serious business last week, with box office for the musical revival more than doubling from the …

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Broadway Theater Officially Renamed For James Earl Jones In Dedication Ceremony by Greg Evans

Broadway officially welcomed The James Earl Jones Theatre to its ranks yesterday, as the 110-year-old and much-renovated former Cort Theatre was renamed in a dedication ceremony attended by …

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‘The Music Man’ To End Broadway Run In January With Hugh Jackman’s Exit by Greg Evans

The producers of Broadway’s hit musical revival The Music Man will end the show’s successful run on Jan. 1, 2023, when star Hugh Jackman exits after a year a Professor Harold Hill. “I …

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Friday, September 9, 2022

Broadway’s ‘Between Riverside And Crazy’ Announces Cast: Stephen McKinley Henderson, Others Reprise Roles by Greg Evans

The upcoming Broadway production of Stephen Adly Guirgis’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play Between Riverside And Crazy, directed by Austin Pendleton, will reunite much of the acclaimed 2015 Off…

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Thursday, September 8, 2022

Elton John Says ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ Musical “Not Ready” For Post-Chicago Stagings by Greg Evans

The Elton John-Shaina Taub stage musical adaptation of The Devil Wears Prada, which recently ended a five-week engagement in Chicago, is “not ready” for subsequent stagings, John said t…

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Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Black Theatre United Inaugural Gala To Feature Audra McDonald, LaChanze, Vanessa Williams, Many Others by Greg Evans

Black Theatre United has announced the line-up for its inaugural gala next month, and it’s a stellar one: Vanessa Williams, Norm Lewis, Audra McDonald, LaChanze, Capathia Jenkins, Brian St…

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‘A Christmas Carol’ Starring Jefferson Mays Heading To Broadway by Greg Evans

Jefferson Mays’ one-man A Christmas Carol is coming to Broadway this holiday season, with a 66-performance engagement previewing at the Nederlander Theatre on Tuesday, November 8 with an o…

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Playwright & ‘Only Murders In The Building’ Writer Madeleine George Named Recipient Of 2021 Hermitage Award by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: Madeleine George, playwright and writer on Hulu’s Only Murders in the Building, has been newly selected as the 2021 recipient of the Hermitage Major Theater Award, a national ju…

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Jocelyn Bioh’s ‘Jaja’s African Hair Braiding’ To Make 2023 World Premiere On Broadway by Greg Evans

Jaja’s African Hair Braiding, a new play written by Jocelyn Bioh and directed by Whitney White, will make its Broadway debut in a world premiere production by the Manhattan Theatre Club ne…

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New 1/52 Project Selects Seven Early-Career Theater Designers For Grants by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: The 1/52 Project, a new financial grant program founded by Tony Award-winning set designer Beowulf Boritt, has selected the first seven early-career designer recipients to benefi…

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Lea Michele: First Images, Video Of ‘Funny Girl’ Debut, Broadway Curtain Call by Greg Evans

As you might have heard, Lea Michele made her Funny Girl debut last night, taking the stage at Broadway’s August Wilson Theatre to six standing ovations, a bouquet of white roses and throu…

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‘Into The Woods’ Extends Broadway Run For Final Time by Greg Evans

The Broadway hit musical revival of Into The Woods will be extended one final time, through Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, producers announced today. The acclaimed New York City Center Encores! produ…

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