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Friday, March 1, 2024

‘Step Right Up’ to the Greatest Vlog on Earth, Hosted by Water for Elephants Star Isabelle McCalla! by Hayley Levitt

Isabelle McCalla is flying high at the Imperial Theatre where she stars—and trapezes—as Marlena in the new Broadway musical Water for Elephants. And soon, she’ll be giving fans an insi…

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Thursday, February 29, 2024

Julie Benko, Norbert Leo Butz, Joshua Henry & More Join Broadway Backwards by Hayley Levitt

Additional stars have joined the lineup for the 2024 edition of Broadway Backwards, the annual one-night-only benefit concert that has Broadway stars reimagine classic show tunes as queer a…

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The Great Gatsby’s Jeremy Jordan and Eva Noblezada Tease How the Page-to-Stage Musical Will Come Alive on Broadway by Hayley Levitt

The Great Gatsby—in all its hedonistic, Jazz-Age glory—begins its Broadway run at the fittingly lavish Broadway Theatre on March 29. Directed by Marc Bruni, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s class…

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Hadestown’s Lola Tung and Jordan Fisher May Hail From TV, But They’re No Broadway Intruders by Hayley Levitt

When Lola Tung plays her final performance as Eurydice in Broadway’s Hadestown on March 17, she’ll have spent only slightly more than a month in the Underworld of the Walter Kerr Theatre…

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Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Scott Ellis to Remain Interim Artistic Director of Roundabout Theatre Company Through the 2025-26 Season by Hayley Levitt

Scott Ellis, who assumed the role of Interim Artistic Director of Roundabout Theatre Company following the passing of longtime Artistic Director Todd Haimes, will remain in the role through …

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Father-Daughter Duo Jon Jon and Isa Briones Will Join Hadestown on Broadway by Hayley Levitt

Father-daughter duo Jon Jon and Isa Briones will jointly enter the cast of Hadestown on Broadway on March 19. They assume the roles of Hermes and Eurydice, respectively, replacing Lillias …

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Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Two-Time Tony Nominee Kara Young Joins The Apiary for Final Week Off-Broadway by Hayley Levitt

Two-time Tony nominee Kara Young will join the cast of Kate Douglas' The Apiary for its final week of performances from February 28 through March 3 at Second Stage's Tony Kiser Theater. Yo…

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Monday, February 26, 2024

Lynda Gravátt, Stage Veteran Known for Intimate Apparel, Skeleton Crew and More, Has Died at 77 by Hayley Levitt

Actress, director and teacher Lynda Gravátt, best known for her extensive work off-Broadway, died on February 23. The cause of her death has not been publicized. She was 77. Born in Harlem…

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Eddie Izzard's Hamlet Will Move to the Orpheum Theatre to Extend Off-Broadway Run by Hayley Levitt

Eddie Izzard's Hamlet, a solo performance of Shakespeare's tragedy, will move to New York's Orpheum Theatre following the production's extended run at the Greenwich House Theater. Izzard p…

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Friday, February 23, 2024

Companion Podcast to Broadway's Harmony Offers a Deep Dive Into the Historical Musical by Hayley Levitt

Harmony, the Bruce Sussman-Barry Manilow-penned Broadway musical that ended its run earlier this month at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, is survived by a companion podcast, Who Were the Comed…

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Thursday, February 22, 2024

Spring Preview: Take a Tour of New 42 Studios, Where Broadway Shows Are Born and Community Converges on the Elevator by Hayley Levitt

New 42 Studios has the best elevators in New York City. Considering the building’s theatrical clientele, the chances of a private concert are not insubstantial. Plus, no matter where the d…

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Black History Month Spotlight: The Wiz and The Notebook Director Schele Williams by Hayley Levitt

Throughout the month of February, The Broadway Show is celebrating some of the theater industry’s most influential Black artists. This week, the spotlight is on director Schele Williams. …

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Spring Preview: Brotherhood, Self-Reflections and a Rumble with the Stars of The Outsiders by Hayley Levitt

The Greasers and Socs of Broadway's The Outsiders convened on neutral territory for The Broadway Show's Spring Preview photo shoot. While a couple of fights broke out, it was primarily a …

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Spring Preview: Grant Gustin, Isabelle McCalla and Paul Alexander Nolan Step Into the Grit and Glamor of Water for Elephants by Hayley Levitt

Grant Gustin, Isabelle McCalla and Paul Alexander Nolan come to Broadway this spring as Jacob, Marlena and August—the romantically tangled trio in the musical Water for Elephants. Their lo…

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Spring Preview: Rachel Chavkin on the ‘Ferocious,’ ‘Divine’ and ‘Aesthetically Spectacular’ Lempicka by Hayley Levitt

The sexy and unsmiling glamor of Tamara de Lempicka’s paintings is exponentially more recognizable than her name. Her work famously set the mood for Madonna’s 1990 “Vogue” music vide…

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

Mallory Portnoy and Nick Blaemire Revive A Party with Betty Comden and Adolph Green at Café Carlyle by Hayley Levitt

Mallory Portnoy and Nick Blaemire will bring A Party with Betty Comden and Adolph Green to Café Carlyle on March 3 and 4. The pair will portray the famed Broadway songwriting team they th…

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Shoshana Bean, Alex Newell, Jordan Fisher & More to Perform at Broadway Backwards by Hayley Levitt

Over a dozen Broadway stars have joined the lineup for this year's Broadway Backwards, the annual one-night only benefit concert featuring show tunes reimagined as queer anthems and love b…

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Aladdin Star Sonya Balsara Celebrates Her First Anniversary as Broadway Royalty by Hayley Levitt

When The Broadway Show last checked in with Sonya Balsara, she was just beginning her debut run as Princess Jasmine in Disney’s Aladdin. Now, not only is the musical celebrating its landma…

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Liz Caplan on How She Became the Vocal Guru of Broadway and Hollywood by Hayley Levitt

Liz Caplan wears her storied resume on her studio walls. Over here is a poster of Dear Evan Hansen, signed by its Tony-winning star Ben Platt. Over there you see a framed photo of her cuddli…

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Black History Month Spotlight: Tony-Winning Director and Producer Kenny Leon by Hayley Levitt

Throughout the month of February, The Broadway Show is celebrating some of the theater industry’s most influential Black artists. This week, the spotlight is on director Kenny Leon. Leon …

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David Bedella, Original Star of & Juliet in the West End, to Step in for Paulo Szot on Broadway by Hayley Levitt

David Bedella will join the Broadway cast of & Juliet as Lance, the Olivier Award-winning role he originiated in the West End. He begins performances at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on…

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Meet Grant Gustin, Isabelle McCalla and the Fearless Cast of Broadway’s Water for Elephants by Hayley Levitt

Water for Elephants, the musical adaptation of Sara Gruen’s circus-inspired novel, is just about ready to begin its Broadway run at the Imperial Theatre. Beginning performances February 24…

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Broadway's Cabaret Sets Prologue Company to Welcome Audiences to the Kit Kat Club by Hayley Levitt

The upcoming Broadway revival of Cabaret has its Prologue Company, the musicians and dancers who will introduce audience members to the Kit Kat Club, an immersive Weimaresque reimagining of …

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Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Bravolebrity Ariana Madix Extends Broadway Debut as Chicago's Roxie Hart by Hayley Levitt

Reality TV star Ariana Madix will extend her run as Roxie Hart in Chicago on Broadway. Previously scheduled to play her final performance at the Ambassador Theatre on March 24, Madix will…

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Chilina Kennedy Makes Joy the Medium and the Message in A Sign of the Times by Hayley Levitt

Chilina Kennedy has cultivated a kinship with the 1960s. It could be how the melodies, which she compares to “putting on a warm blanket,” suit her voice. Or, it could be the decade’s i…

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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Need a Date for Valentine’s But Don’t Know How to Woo? Poetically Propose a Night on Broadway to Your Boo by Darryn King and Hayley Levitt

For Valentine’s Day this year, why not give the gift of Broadway? To help you woo your plus one of choice—Valentine, galentine or whomever— offers up five poems tailor-made…

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Jeremy O. Harris' Slave Play to Open in London's West End by Hayley Levitt

Playwright Jeremy O. Harris announced via Instagram that his 2020 Tony-nominated play Slave Play will open in London's West End. No dates, venue or casting has been announced, but the soc…

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Monday, February 12, 2024

Eddie Izzard's Solo Hamlet Extends at the Greenwich House Theater by Hayley Levitt

Eddie Izzard's solo production of Hamlet has extended its off-Broadway run for a second time, now offering performances through March 16 at the Greenwich House Theater. The production open…

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Taylor Iman Jones, Damon Daunno, Lauren Patten & More to Star in The Lonely Few at MCC by Hayley Levitt

MCC Theater has completed casting for the New York premiere of The Lonely Few, a new rock musical directed by Trip Cullman and Ellenore Scott. Performances will run at MCC's Newman Mills T…

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Saturday, February 10, 2024

The Notebook, Ingrid Michaelson’s Broadway Composing Debut, Begins Performances by Hayley Levitt

The Notebook, the musical adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ famous love story, will have its first Broadway performance on February 10 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. Directed by Michael Gr…

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Thursday, February 8, 2024

Rob Madge’s My Son’s a Queer (But What Can You Do?) Cancels Spring Broadway Run by Hayley Levitt

My Son’s a Queer (But What Can You Do?), Rob Madge’s comedic solo show, has canceled its upcoming Broadway performances. The play was originally scheduled to begin previews February 27 a…

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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