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Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Reviews: What Are Critics Saying About Sunset Baby Off-Broadway? by Logan Culwell-Block, Andrew Gans

The Dominique Morisseau play returns to NYC via Signature Theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:12AM
Monday, February 5, 2024

Cara Delevingne, Luke Treadaway to Join Olivier-Winning West End Cabaret by Logan Culwell-Block, Andrew Gans

The Suicide Squad and Curious Incident stars will take over as Sally Bowles and The Emcee (respectively) beginning in March.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:02AM
Saturday, January 27, 2024

Is BOOP! The Betty Boop Musical Coming to Broadway in 2025? by Logan Culwell-Block, Andrew Gans

Reports are flying about the new musical that made its world premiere in Chicago in 2023.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:42PM
Thursday, January 4, 2024

Trey Curtis Will Be Broadway's Next Hamilton by Logan Culwell-Block, Andrew Gans

Curtis, who has been with the production since 2019, will succeed current star Miguel Cervantes.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:06PM
Friday, December 22, 2023

Watch: The National Tour of MJ The Musical Takes Its 1st Curtain Call in LA by Logan Culwell-Block, Andrew Gans

The jukebox biomusical is playing the Pantages Theatre through January 28.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:06AM
Thursday, December 21, 2023

Report: Is the Nicole Scherzinger-Led (and Minimalist) Sunset Boulevard Broadway Bound? by Logan Culwell-Block, Andrew Gans

Norma Desmond may be making a return to the Main Stem—but don't call it a comeback.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:42AM
Thursday, December 7, 2023

Reviews: See What Critics Have to Say About Boop! The Betty Boop Musical in Chicago by Logan Culwell-Block, Andrew Gans

Jasmine Amy Rogers stars in the David Foster, Susan Birkenhead, and Bob Martin-penned musical.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:06PM
Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Reviews: What Are Critics Saying About London House of Bernarda Alba Directed by Rebecca Frecknall? by Logan Culwell-Block, Andrew Gans

Harriet Walter, Isis Hainsworth, Rosalind Eleazar, and Thusitha Jayasundera star in Alice Birch's "radical" adaptation of the Federico García Lorca play.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:42PM
Friday, November 17, 2023

Photos: Get a 1st Look at the New U.K. and Ireland Tour of Wicked by Logan Culwell-Block, Andrew Gans

Sarah O’Connor and Laura Pick lead the cast as Glinda and Elphaba, respectively.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:12PM
Monday, November 13, 2023

More Casting Revealed for The Outsiders On Broadway by Logan Culwell-Block, Andrew Gans

Previews of the new musical will begin in March 2024 at the Jacobs Theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:12AM
Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Reviews: See What Critics Are Saying About Barbra Streisand's New Memoir by Logan Culwell-Block, Andrew Gans

My Name Is Barbra was released November 7 by Penguin Random House.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:36PM
Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Reviews: What Do Critics Think About I Can Get It for You Wholesale Off-Broadway? by Logan Culwell-Block, Andrew Gans

Santino Fontana stars alongside Judy Kuhn, Adam Chanler-Berat, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Julia Lester, Joy Woods, and more in the revised version of the 1962 musical.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:07AM
Thursday, October 26, 2023

Reviews: What Do Critics Think of Lyonesse in London's West End? by Logan Culwell-Block, Andrew Gans

Lily James and Kristin Scott Thomas co-star in the world premiere from playwright Penelope Skinner.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:55PM

Reviews: Critics Sound Off on Paper Mill Playhouse's The Great Gatsby by Logan Culwell-Block, Andrew Gans

Jeremy Jordan and Eva Noblezada star in the new musical from Jason Howland and Nathan Tysen.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:19PM
Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Exclusive: Watch the Trailer for the Upcoming Cinema Screening of Titanic the Musical by Logan Culwell-Block, Andrew Gans

The Maury Yeston-Peter Stone musical was filmed during a recent U.K. tour, directed by Thom Southerland.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:03PM
Monday, October 16, 2023

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Will Tour North America by Logan Culwell-Block, Andrew Gans

The new run of the West End and Broadway favorite will be the production's first-ever tour.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:33AM
Friday, October 13, 2023

Reviews: Read What Critics Think of Jamie Lloyd's Minimalist West End Sunset Boulevard by Logan Culwell-Block, Andrew Gans

Nicole Scherzinger stars in the new revival of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, which opened October 12 at the Savoy.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:13AM
Thursday, October 5, 2023

Get a 1st Listen to Stephanie J. Block's 'Sleigh Ride,' From Upcoming Holiday Album by Logan Culwell-Block, Andrew Gans

The new recording will feature duets with husband Sebastian Arcelus and their daughter and a new song penned by David Zippel.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:37AM
Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Reviews: What Are Critics Saying About Stephen Sondheim's Old Friends in London's West End? by Logan Culwell-Block, Andrew Gans

Bernadette Peters, Lea Salonga, and more star in the Cameron Mackintosh-produced tribute revue.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:07AM
Monday, September 25, 2023

Photos: See Jake Shears and Rebecca Lucy Taylor (AKA Self Esteem) in West End Cabaret by Logan Culwell-Block, Andrew Gans

The Olivier-winning production has two new stars at the Kit Kat Club beginning September 25.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:33PM
Monday, September 18, 2023

Watch: Betty Who and the Cast of Hadestown Cover 'I Love You Always Forever' Outside the Walter Kerr by Logan Culwell-Block, Andrew Gans

The Australian pop star is starring as Persephone in the Broadway musical.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:37PM
Monday, September 11, 2023

Melissa Etheridge, Tituss Burgess, Shoshana Bean, More Perform at 2023 American Theatre Wing Gala September 11 by Logan Culwell-Block, Andrew Gans

The starry evening at Cipriani 42nd Street honors the unsung heroes of the theatre industry.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:03AM
Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Melissa Etheridge, Tituss Burgess, Shoshana Bean, More to Perform at 2023 American Theatre Wing Gala by Logan Culwell-Block, Andrew Gans

Honoring the unsung heroes of the theatre industry, the starry evening will be held at Cipriani 42nd Street later this month.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:37PM
Thursday, August 31, 2023

¡Viva! Broadway Will Make 2023 Return at Curtain Up Broadway Festival by Logan Culwell-Block, Andrew Gans

Plus: The Cottage's Eric McCormack will host the Curtain Up! Live From Broadway finale concert airing live on WABC TV.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:13PM
Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Watch: See Japanese Manga Hit the Stage in Frank Wildhorn's Death Note: The Musical in London by Logan Culwell-Block, Andrew Gans

Nick Winston directs the English-language premiere of the musical based on the best-selling Japanese manga series, with performances starting September 7.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:49PM
Monday, August 28, 2023

Sharon Catherine Brown, Donna Murphy, Joe Iconis, More Join American Songbook Association Evening Honoring Betty Buckley by Logan Culwell-Block, Andrew Gans

Seth Rudetsky will receive the Bill Sensenbrenner Dream Maker Award at the fall benefit.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:19PM
Thursday, July 20, 2023

Ana Villafañe Will Be Ava Gardner in Matt Doyle-Led Frank Sinatra Biomusical by Logan Culwell-Block, Andrew Gans

Kathleen Marshall is directing with performances slated to begin in the U.K. in September.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:07AM
Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Matt Doyle Will Star as Frank Sinatra in World Premiere Biomusical by Logan Culwell-Block, Andrew Gans

Kathleen Marshall is directing with performances slated to begin in the U.K. in September.

SOURCE: Playbill at 08:37AM
Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Wicked Alum Jackie Burns to Join Off-Broadway's Titaníque by Logan Culwell-Block, Andrew Gans

The Broadway favorite will take over as Céline Dion later this month.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:43PM
Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Ato Blankson-Wood Stars in Free Shakespeare in the Park Hamlet, Opening June 28 by Logan Culwell-Block, Andrew Gans

Solea Pfeiffer and John Douglas Thompson co-star in the Kenny Leon-helmed summer production.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:19AM

All that Chat

2023-2024 BROADWAY SEASON
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