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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Vanessa Carlton Makes Broadway Debut in Beautiful by Mark A. Robinson

Three-time Grammy Award nominated singer/songwriter Vanessa Carlton is about to add “Broadway Musical Star” to her resume. The celebrated performer will join the Broadway production of B…

SOURCE: Broadway Direct at 04:41PM

Rain – A Tribute to the Beatles is Broadway Bound by Mark A. Robinson

In Residence on Broadway, a curated series of  concerts and acts performed in the intimate setting of a Broadway house, keeps the summer excitement coming at Broadway’s Lunt-Fontanne Thea…

SOURCE: Broadway Direct at 12:51PM

Pretty Woman to Launch North American Tour by Mark A. Robinson

Pretty Woman, the new musical romantic comedy that opened at Broadway’s Nederlander Theatre late last summer, will launch a North American Tour in 2020. The musical, which is based on the …

SOURCE: Broadway Direct at 10:20AM
Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Frozen North American Tour Announces Stars by Mark A. Robinson

A cold front is about to travel across North America as Disney Theatrical Productions readies for a tour of the hit Broadway musical Frozen. The tour, which will open officially in Los Angel…

SOURCE: Broadway Direct at 11:59AM
Monday, May 6, 2019

1776 Revival Planned for 2021 Helmed by Diane Paulus by Mark A. Robinson

Spring of 2021 is going to feel more like July of 1776, with a Broadway revival of the classic Sherman Edwards (music and lyrics) and Peter Stone (book) musical 1776. Roundabout Theatre Comp…

SOURCE: Broadway Direct at 02:02PM
Thursday, May 2, 2019

Meet Those Dancing Feet: BroadwayHD to Present 42nd Street by Mark A. Robinson

BroadwayHD, which has proven to be the premier streaming platform for live theatre, continues to add to the list of its exciting offerings with the acclaimed production of 42nd Street. Known…

SOURCE: Broadway Direct at 12:30PM
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Antoinette Perry: The “Tony” Behind the Tony by Mark A. Robinson

The Tony Awards are just around the corner, that sparkling night when Broadway celebrates the best and the brightest of its season. Like clockwork each spring, the glitterati and talent of t…

SOURCE: Broadway Direct at 03:50AM
Monday, April 29, 2019

Linney Makes Broadway Return in My Name Is Lucy Barton by Mark A. Robinson

Manhattan Theatre Club has announced that star of stage and screen, Laura Linney, will return to Broadway in the American premiere of Elizabeth Strout’s My Name Is Lucy Barton. The product…

SOURCE: Broadway Direct at 02:45PM

Oklahoma! Revival Extends by Mark A. Robinson

The hit Broadway revival of Oklahoma! has offered audiences a reimagined classic for the 21st Century. The Bard SummerScape production, which came to Broadway via an acclaimed production at …

SOURCE: Broadway Direct at 02:09PM
Friday, April 26, 2019

Judith Light to Receive Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award by Mark A. Robinson

Two-time Tony Award winner Judith Light will receive a special accolade at this year’s Tony Award’s ceremony. Light will be bestowed the Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award, which is presented…

SOURCE: Broadway Direct at 05:03PM
Tuesday, April 23, 2019

MTC American Premiere of Ink Extends by Mark A. Robinson

Though it does not officially open until Wednesday, April 24th, the Manhattan Theatre Club’s American premiere of James Graham’s Ink is already a hot ticket. Due to popular demand, the p…

SOURCE: Broadway Direct at 11:52AM

Shoshana Bean and Jeremy Jordan Extend in Waitress by Mark A. Robinson

Producers of the hit Broadway musical Waitress have announced that two of its current stars have extended their stay at the diner. Shoshana Bean and Jeremy Jordan will continue their runs…

SOURCE: Broadway Direct at 10:52AM
Monday, April 22, 2019

Noah Galvin to Join Waitress by Mark A. Robinson

Broadway’s second Evan Hansen and recent cast member of Off-Broadway’s Alice By Heart, Noah Galvin, will be joining the Broadway production of Waitress. He will play the role of Ogie, jo…

SOURCE: Broadway Direct at 03:35PM

Phylicia Rashad to Direct Randolph-Wright’s Blue for Broadway by Mark A. Robinson

Tony Award-winning actress Phylicia Rashad (A Raisin in the Sun) will make her Broadway directorial debut in the spring of 2020. She will stage a production of Charles Randolph-Wright’s pl…

SOURCE: Broadway Direct at 12:18PM

Mel Brooks to Play Broadway’s Lunt-Fontanne This June by Mark A. Robinson

The In Residence On Broadway series has announced its latest installment and this one is guaranteed to keep audiences in stitches. Mel Brooks On Broadway will play the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre�…

SOURCE: Broadway Direct at 09:00AM
Friday, April 19, 2019

Sea Wall/A Life to Transfer to Broadway with Gyllenhaal and Sturridge by Mark A. Robinson

This summer the play-pairing Sea Wall/A Life, which just completed a run at The Public Theatre, will transfer to Broadway for a limited engagement. Following the production to Broadway’s H…

SOURCE: Broadway Direct at 09:44AM
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Ryan Murphy to Bring The Boys in the Band to Netflix by Mark A. Robinson

Matt Crowley’s play The Boys in the Band, one of the first cutting-edge American dramas about homosexuality that premiered Off-Broadway in 1968, will be adapted into a film for Netflix. Ry…

SOURCE: Broadway Direct at 04:28PM
Monday, April 15, 2019

Metcalf and Izzard to Star In Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf by Mark A. Robinson

One of theatre’s most-celebrated plays, Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, is making its way back to Broadway. Starring in the production will be two-time Tony-winner Lauri…

SOURCE: Broadway Direct at 10:04AM
Thursday, April 11, 2019

Sean Hayes in An Act of God Released on Audible by Mark A. Robinson

Audible, the world’s largest producer and provider of downloadable audiobooks and other spoken-word entertainment has announced that the Broadway hit An Act of God will be released on thei…

SOURCE: Broadway Direct at 04:46PM

Casting Update for In The Heights Film by Mark A. Robinson

Lin-Manuel Miranda is finally letting the cat out of the bag, bit by bit, with some details on the forthcoming In the Heights film. According to Miranda’s Twitter account, In the Heights w…

SOURCE: Broadway Direct at 03:55PM

Tina: The Tina Turner Musical to Play Broadway’s Lunt-Fontanne by Mark A. Robinson

The musical sensation Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, which is currently wowing audiences in Britain’s West End, will officially make the trek to Broadway and open at the Lunt-Fontanne Thea…

SOURCE: Broadway Direct at 06:57AM
Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Ben Platt to Host the 2019 Jimmy Awards by Mark A. Robinson

It’s that time of year again when excellence in high school musical theatre is celebrated with the annual Jimmy Awards ceremony. On Monday, June 24, 2019 at Broadway’s Minskoff Theatre, …

SOURCE: Broadway Direct at 06:01AM
Monday, April 8, 2019

Vosk To Depart Wicked, Hannah Corneau Makes Broadway Debut by Mark A. Robinson

Jessica Vosk’s well-received tenure with the Broadway production of Wicked is coming to its end. The actress will depart the acclaimed production this May, playing her final performance on…

SOURCE: Broadway Direct at 11:50AM

Criss Angel To Work His Magic on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne by Mark A. Robinson

Magician and illusionist extraordinaire Criss Angel is headed to Broadway with Criss Angel Raw – The Mindfreak Unplugged. As part of the In Residence on Broadway series produced by Live Na…

SOURCE: Broadway Direct at 09:00AM
Friday, April 5, 2019

The Cher Show Cast Album Is On Its Way by Mark A. Robinson

The bio musical of iconic pop star Cher is currently lighting up Broadway. The Cher Show, housed at Broadway’s Neil Simon Theatre, features a book Rick Elice, direction by Jason Moore, and…

SOURCE: Broadway Direct at 03:23PM
Monday, April 1, 2019

Leguizamo’s Latin History for Morons to Launch Tour by Mark A. Robinson

Tony Award winner John Leguizamo, known for his one-man Broadway shows that humorously celebrate his Latin heritage, will be touring the country in his acclaimed Broadway hit Latin History f…

SOURCE: Broadway Direct at 11:29AM
Thursday, March 28, 2019

Mockingbird to Fly Across the Country by Mark A. Robinson

Producer Scott Rudin announced today that the critically acclaimed stage adaptation of Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird, currently dazzling and inspiring Broadway audiences, will launch …

SOURCE: Broadway Direct at 01:19PM
Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Tootsie Announces Digital Lottery by Mark A. Robinson

The forthcoming Broadway musical comedy Tootsie, scheduled to begin preview on March 29, 2019 ahead of an April 23 opening at the Marquis Theatre, has announced its digital lottery and gener…

SOURCE: Broadway Direct at 05:32PM

Second Stage Theater Announces 2019-2020 Season by Mark A. Robinson

Second Stage Theatre has announced five plays in the docket for its 2019-2020 Season, two of which are world premieres and three of which are slated to play at Broadway’s Hayes Theater. Ca…

SOURCE: Broadway Direct at 11:41AM
Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Disney Theatricals to Bring The Princess Bride to the Musical Stage by Mark A. Robinson

An on again/off again stage musical adaptation of the 1973 William Goldman novel and the subsequent 1987 film The Princess Bride appears to be on again and moving forward. Though the prospec…

SOURCE: Broadway Direct at 04:07PM
Monday, March 25, 2019

Regina Spektor is Headed to Broadway’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre by Mark A. Robinson

Coming on the heels of the announcement that international music sensation Yanni will be performing as part of the In Residence On Broadway Series, we have now learned that world renowned si…

SOURCE: Broadway Direct at 02:44PM

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