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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Kiss Me, Kate Extends Four Weeks by Mark A. Robinson

The Roundabout Theatre revival of the classic musical comedy Kiss Me, Kate, a limited engagement, has extended its run by four weeks. The production, which recently opened on March 14th, rec…

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Monday, March 18, 2019

Fosse/Verdon: The Dynamic Duo of Broadway by Mark A. Robinson

With the forthcoming miniseries Fosse/Verdon poised to premiere on the FX network in April, Broadway fans are giddy with anticipation for this telling of two of Broadway’s greatest talents…

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Yanni Heads to Broadway’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre by Mark A. Robinson

Live Nation, The Araca Group and EBG (Entertainment Benefits Group) have announced that the forthcoming In Residence On Broadway series will feature Yanni from May 28 through June 2, 2019. …

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Friday, March 15, 2019

Ain’t Too Proud – Headed for The Tonight Show by Mark A. Robinson

Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Time of the Temptations, the forthcoming musical biography about the titular band that enjoyed a parade of hits in the 60s and 70s, is headed for network t…

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Anna D. Shapiro to Direct The Devil Wears Prada by Mark A. Robinson

Tony Award-winning director Anna D. Shapiro has been tapped to direct the forthcoming musical production of The Devil Wears Prada. The new piece, with a book by Paul Rudnick, music by Sir El…

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Britney Spears Inspired Once Upon A One More Time Aiming for Broadway by Mark A. Robinson

James L. Nederlander has announced that a new musical inspired by the music of Grammy-winning pop sensation Britney Spears will have its world premiere in Chicago this fall. Once Upon A One …

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Is TV’s Nashville Coming to Broadway? by Mark A. Robinson

Fans of the popular ABC/CMT series Nashville might be excited to find the show will have a new life on Broadway. The series, which ran on ABC from 2012 to 2016 and CMT from 2016-2018 was can…

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Monday, March 4, 2019

Brinkley Returns to Chicago for Four Week Stint by Mark A. Robinson

The famous “Uptown Girl” will be coming to back to Mid-town! By popular demand, Christie Brinkley will return to the role of Roxie Hart in the long-running Broadway production of Chicago…

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Martin Departs Gary. Nielsen and White Step-In by Mark A. Robinson

In a disappointing turn of events, Andrea Martin has been forced to depart the Broadway production of Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus. Due to an injury sustained during rehearsal that re…

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Wilde Offerings and Other Titles Come to BroadwayHD by Mark A. Robinson

BroadwayHD, the premiere streaming platform for theatre fans, will be adding some new titles to its catalog. Of special note is a parade of Oscar Wilde plays that will be released in interva…

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Friday, February 22, 2019

Details Emerge on Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune by Mark A. Robinson

It has been a few months since theatregoers ecstatically received the news that Audra McDonald would be returning to the Broadway stage, accompanied by two-time Academy Award nominee Michael…

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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Manhattan Theatre Club Announces Full Cast for Ink by Mark A. Robinson

The forthcoming Broadway production of James Graham’s (Finding Neverland, Labour of Love) Ink, poised to open at Manhattan Theatre Club’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, has its cast. The pr…

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Shoshana Bean is the Next Jenna in Waitress by Mark A. Robinson

Musical theatre star Shoshana Bean is about to make her triumphant return to Broadway. Bean will be the next actress in a parade of performers to put on the diner uniform to play Jenna in th…

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Network Extends for Final Time by Mark A. Robinson

The hit Broadway production of Network starring Tony-winner Bryan Cranston (All the Way) is extending one last time. Audiences will have through Saturday, June 8, 2019, to catch the critica…

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Reimagined Oklahoma! Has Its Cast by Mark A. Robinson

The Broadway-bound production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic Oklahoma!, playing a limited engagement and opening on April 7, 2019, has announced its complete cast. The Bard SummerSca…

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Broadway’s Rising Stars: Winter/Spring 2019 by Mark A. Robinson

As the spring season begins to heat up on Broadway, we at Broadway Direct thought it would be fun to take a look at some of the rising stars who are taking The Great White Way by storm (or w…

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Wicked Welcomes McCormick and Jiminez by Mark A. Robinson

The Broadway production of Wicked is about to welcome two new cast members at the Gershwin Theatre. Broadway veteran Michael McCormick will succeed Kevin Chamberlin in the role of The Wonder…

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

A Fetch New Gretchen Wieners for Mean Girls by Mark A. Robinson

The Broadway production of the musical Mean Girls is getting ready to welcome a new “Gretchen Wieners.” Krystina Alabado will join the show as one of the school-ruling trio of “Plastic…

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Monday, February 11, 2019

Hadestown Announces Complete Cast by Mark A. Robinson

As rehearsals commence today for the eagerly anticipated Broadway berth of Anaïs Mitchell’s Hadestown, producers Mara Isaacs, Dale Franzen, Hunter Arnold, and Tom Kirdahy have announc…

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Friday, February 8, 2019

Come From Away Launches Book by Mark A. Robinson

The hit Broadway musical Come From Away has been touching hearts ever since it opened on Broadway on February 18, 2017, with its inspiring tale of a community who rallied to offer a haven an…

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Adrienne Warren: Broadway’s Tina Turner by Mark A. Robinson

Producers of the forthcoming musical Tina – The Tina Turner Musical have announced who will star in the titular role when the musical opens on Broadway this fall. Tony-nominee Adrienne War…

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Broadway in Hollywood: 2019-2020 Season Revealed by Mark A. Robinson

The Hollywood Pantages has announced that eight Broadway shows will soon make their way to The Hollywood Pantages and Dolby Theatres. Broadway in Hollywood 2019-20 Season will mark the firs…

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Another Hamilton Premiere: Hamilton: The Exhibition by Mark A. Robinson

The Broadway musical sensation Hamilton continues to thrill audiences and invites whole new generations into the world of the Broadway musical and American history. The piece, by Lin-Manuel …

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Monday, January 28, 2019

Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill to Arrive on Broadway this Fall by Mark A. Robinson

It was only a matter of time before it ultimately happened, but now we have the news for sure. Jagged Little Pill, the acclaimed new musical featuring music by seven-time Grammy Award-winner…

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Broadway-Bound Hadestown Announces Cast by Mark A. Robinson

The Broadway-bound production of Hadestown, one of the eagerly-anticipated musicals of the spring, has its principal cast. Starring in the piece written and composed by Anaïs Mitchell, will…

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Japanese Superstar Ryoko Yonekura Returns to Broadway’s Chicago by Mark A. Robinson

For 16 performances only, Japanese Superstar Ryoko Yonekura will return to the Broadway production of Chicago in the role of Roxie Hart. Back by popular demand, Yonekura will dazzle audience…

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Magic Mike to Heat Up the Musical Stage by Mark A. Robinson

Magic Mike The Musical is aiming to heat up the musical stage and producers aren’t afraid to lose their shirts (so to speak). Producers Channing Tatum, Steven Soderbergh, Gregory Jacobs, N…

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

McDonald and Shannon Set for Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune by Mark A. Robinson

Six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald and two-time Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon will share the stage in a Broadway-bound revival of Terrence McNally’s play Frankie and Johnny …

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An Ogie of the Screen and Stage: Eddie Jemison Joins Waitress by Mark A. Robinson

The Broadway production of Waitress has found its new “Ogie”, which it turns out, is an old “Ogie”. Eddie Jemison, who played the character in the 2007 film version of Waitress, will…

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Jason Sherwood: Designer for Rent Live on Fox by Mark A. Robinson

Fox’s live broadcast of the hit musical Rent is coming up, and rehearsals are well under way and designers are working their magic to bring the production to life. As the Sunday, January 2…

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Final Jam for School of Rock by Mark A. Robinson

The Broadway musical School of Rock might be ending its run at the Winter Garden Theatre on January 20, 2019, but that doesn’t mean the show won’t go out with a bang. The Andrew Lloyd We…

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