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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

The Play That Goes Wrong is The Play That Will Run Longer by Mark A. Robinson

The Play That Goes Wrong, the longest-running play currently on Broadway, was originally scheduled to end its run at the Lyceum Theatre on Sunday, August 26. Good news for fans of the farcic…

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Initial Casting for The Nap Announced by Mark A. Robinson

The American premiere of The Nap, a play by Richard Bean (One Man, Two Guvnors), has found its initial cast. Set to open at Broadway’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on Thursday, September 27,…

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Broadway in Bryant Park Commences with McPhee, SpongeBob, and More by Mark A. Robinson

Broadway in Bryant Park, the exciting series of summer concerts aimed at the Broadway lover in us all, will commence with its first event this Thursday, July 12. Audiences are encouraged to …

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Jeremy Jordan Joins American Son by Mark A. Robinson

Jeremy Jordan, the triple-threat performer who starred in Newsies and Bonnie & Clyde, is returning to Broadway in Christopher Demos-Brown’s new play American Son. Jordan will join the …

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Monday, July 9, 2018

SpongeBob SquarePants to Close for Theatre Renovations by Mark A. Robinson

The critically-lauded and audience-favorite SpongeBob SquarePants, a Tony Award-nominee and Drama Desk winner for Best Musical, has announced that it will play its final performance on Sunda…

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Broadway in Bryant Park Returns This Summer by Mark A. Robinson

How does one reconcile their love of Broadway musicals with the need to soak up as much sun as possible during these glorious days of summer? Broadway in Bryant Park has the answer to both o…

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Friday, June 29, 2018

Will Chase Joins Kelli O’Hara in Kiss Me Kate Revival by Mark A. Robinson

The mystery is over! The answer to who would play Fred Graham/Petruchio to Kelli O’Hara’s Lilli Vanessi/Kate in the 2019 Roundabout Theatre Company’s revival of Kiss Me, Kate has been …

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Glenda Jackson to Star in King Lear on Broadway by Mark A. Robinson

Fresh off her Tony win for Best Actress in a Play for her unforgettable turn in Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women, Glenda Jackson will next tackle one of Shakespeare’s most-challenging rol…

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A Bronx Tale Sets Closing Date by Mark A. Robinson

A Bronx Tale, the musical based on the popular 1993 film which was in turn adapted from Chazz Palminteri’s 1989 play, has set the date for its final performance on Broadway. On August 5, 2…

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Broadway Buskers Series Continues in Times Square by Mark A. Robinson

The inaugural season of Broadway Buskers, a series of concerts with Broadway actors and composers, is proving to be a popular program in the Theatre District. The concerts, which take place …

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Monday, June 25, 2018

Denis Arndt Joins Straight White Men by Mark A. Robinson

Denis Arndt, Tony-nominee for his performance in the Broadway production of Heisenberg, has joined the cast of Young Jean Lee’s Straight White Men. Arndt, who replaces Tom Skerritt who has…

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

The Lifespan of a Fact to Feature Broadway’s First All-Female Design Team by Mark A. Robinson

The Lifespan of a Fact, the new play by Jeremy Kareken & David Murrell and Gordon Farrell, and based on the book written by John D’Agata and Jim Fingal, is making Broadway hist…

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Monday, June 18, 2018

Vosk Flies Into Wicked by Mark A. Robinson

Jessica Vosk, who just recorded her first solo album, will be joining the Broadway cast of Wicked in the role of Elphaba. Vosk, who just completed a turn in that part for the national tour, …

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The Jimmy Awards to Stream Live by Mark A. Robinson

The Jimmy Awards, which honors the best in high school theatre, will be presented on June 25, 2018. This year’s ceremony (the 10th annual) will stream live on Facebook from Broadway’s Mi…

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Sasson Gabay to Make Broadway Debut in The Band’s Visit by Mark A. Robinson

After winning 10 Tony Awards at last night’s ceremony, including Best Musical, The Band’s Visit has just announced that Sasson Gabay will reprise his role as Tewfiq from the 2007 film o…

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Friday, June 8, 2018

Kerry Washington to Star in American Son on Broadway with Steven Pasquale by Mark A. Robinson

Star of the television political drama Scandal Kerry Washington and theatre favorite Steven Pasquale will combine their talents in the Broadway-bound production of American Son. The new pla…

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Stream the 2018 Tony Nominee Cast Recordings by Mark A. Robinson

In front of the Tony Awards that are just around the corner (June 10, for those who are wondering), it might be fun to compare and contrast the musical competition. Not everyone can get to N…

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A Showstopper Tony Night Set For Sunday by Mark A. Robinson

We have all been anxiously awaiting the announcement of what will be performed at the 72nd Annual Tony Awards this Sunday. The annual awards ceremony, scheduled for June 10 from 8:00 PM ET t…

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Dear Evan Hansen Tour Has Its Cast by Mark A. Robinson

The Broadway musical sensation Dear Evan Hansen, which has been captivating Broadway audiences since it opened on Broadway in December of 2016, is set to tour the country with Ben Levi Ross …

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Cirque du Soleil Comes to BroadwayHD by Mark A. Robinson

BroadwayHD, the online streaming site where audiences can watch theatrical pieces including Broadway plays and musicals, has just acquired some exciting new titles to its catalog of offering…

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Radcliffe, Jones, and Cannavale to Star in The Lifespan of a Fact by Mark A. Robinson

Daniel Radcliffe, star of the popular Harry Potter film franchise, not to mention a handful of Broadway outings (Equus, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, The Cripple of Inish…

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

A Star-Studded Tony Awards by Mark A. Robinson

This weekend, the 72nd Annual Tony Awards ceremony is readying for its June 10, 2018 celebration. Presented live from the Radio City Music Hall in New York City, the event will be broadcast …

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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Escape to Margaritaville to Close by Mark A. Robinson

Escape to Margaritaville, the musical comedy drawing upon the song catalog of Jimmy Buffett hits and an original book by Greg Garcia and Mike O’Malley, has announced that it will close. Th…

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Stars in the Alley Concert This Friday by Mark A. Robinson

This year’s Stars in the Alley, a free outdoor concert with live music produced by the Broadway League, will be held this Friday, June 1, 2018. With festivities commencing at 1 PM, the ann…

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Katharine McPhee Extends in Waitress by Mark A. Robinson

Katharine McPhee, who is currently making her Broadway debut in the hit musical Waitress, will be returning to the stage when her current engagement ends on June 17. McPhee will take a small…

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Friday, May 25, 2018

Let the Sunshine In! Hair Live! Set for 2019 on NBC by Mark A. Robinson

With the enormous success of Jesus Christ Superstar – Live in Concert this past Easter holiday weekend, it is not a surprise that the producers would want to plan an exciting and edgy foll…

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Digital Lottery Announced for Summer: The Donna Summer Musical by Mark A. Robinson

Summer is just around the corner, and Summer: The Donna Summer Musical is about to provide some summer sizzle for ticket-buyers. The Broadway musical, playing at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, h…

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Andy Karl to Join Pretty Woman by Mark A. Robinson

Three-time Tony Award-nominee Andy Karl will join the Broadway-bound production of Pretty Woman: The Musical, replacing Steve Kazee who is departing the production for family reasons. Karl w…

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Carousel Cast Recording is On the Way by Mark A. Robinson

The Tony-nominated revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel, directed by Jack O’Brien and featuring choreography by Justin Peck, has been preserved for posterity with a new cast alb…

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Island Fridays for Escape To Margaritaville After-Party by Mark A. Robinson

Calling all Parrot Heads! Opry City Stage, New York City’s new home for authentic Southern food and daily live country music in the heart of Times Square, is partnering up with Broadway’…

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Friday, May 18, 2018

Here’s What the Tony Awards Were Like 10 Years Ago by Mark A. Robinson

It has been 10 years since the 2008 Tony Awards, but we thought it would be fun to take a theatrical time machine back to the exciting awards ceremony that was celebrated a decade ago. The n…

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