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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Bening and Letts to Star in Roundabout Revival of All My Sons by Mark A. Robinson

Exciting news from the folks at Roundabout Theatre Company regarding their forthcoming revival of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons. Golden Globe-winner Annette Bening and Tony Award-winner Trac…

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AGT Champion Shin Lim to Make Broadway Debut in The Illusionists by Mark A. Robinson

Season 13 of America’s Got Talent concluded last-night and the winner was crowned. Taking the first-place spot was Shin Lim, who gave jaw-dropping performances, week-after-week with astoun…

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Two-Time Tony Winner Judy Kaye Joins Anastasia by Mark A. Robinson

Two-time Tony-winner Judy Kaye will be joining the cast of the Broadway musical Anastasia. Kaye will assume the role of Dowager Empress, succeeding Mary Beth Peil who originated the role and…

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Brandon Uranowitz Joins The Band’s Visit by Mark A. Robinson

Brandon Uranowitz, the two-time Tony-nominated performer for his work as the wiry psychiatrist Mendel in the Broadway revival of Falsettos and as pianist Adam Hochberg in An American in Pari…

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Sheridan Smith-Led Funny Girl to Screen in Cinemas by Mark A. Robinson

The Menier Chocolate Factory production of Funny Girl, starring Olivier Awards-winner Sheridan Smith, will be broadcast in cinemas globally for one day only. Wednesday, October 24, 2018, the…

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Lane and Martin Return to Broadway in Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus by Mark A. Robinson

Three-time Tony Award-winner Nathan Lane and two-time Tony Award-winner Andrea Martin are coming to Broadway again. The duo will star in Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus, a new comedy by T…

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Monday, September 10, 2018

Pretty Woman to Launch Digital Lottery by Mark A. Robinson

Pretty Woman: The Musical, which recently-opened at Broadway’s Nederlander Theatre, breaking a long-held box office record at the theatre, has announced that it will launch a digital lotte…

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EGOT for Webber, Rice, and Legend by Mark A. Robinson

Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, composer of many of Broadway’s longest-running musicals, has joined an honored and elite group. With his Emmy-win for Outstanding Variety Special for Jesus Christ …

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Thursday, September 6, 2018

Beetlejuice to Haunt the Winter Garden in Spring 2019 by Mark A. Robinson

The Broadway-bound musical Beetlejuice, based on the popular 1988 Tim Burton film of the same name, has found its Broadway home. The musical’s spooks and specters will haunt Broadway’s W…

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

No Need to Be Chill: Be More Chill is Broadway Bound by Mark A. Robinson

The Off-Broadway musical Be More Chill has proven a sensation. Audiences cannot get enough of the musical by Joe Iconis (music and lyrics) and Joe Tracz (book). The show will conclude its 10…

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The Today Show’s Al Roker Joins Waitress by Mark A. Robinson

Everyone’s favorite morning weatherman and feature anchor of The Today Show, Al Roker, will join the hit Broadway musical Waitress. Making his Broadway debut, Roker will play the role of …

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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Disney and Rocky Horror Star Ryan McCartan Joins Wicked by Mark A. Robinson

Ryan McCartan, star of the Disney Channel series Liv & Maddie, as well as Fox’s Remake of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, will join the Broadway cast of Wicked. McCartan will join the h…

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Creative Team Announced for Broadway-Bound Mrs. Doubtfire by Mark A. Robinson

The 1993 Twentieth Century Fox film Mrs. Doubtfire is being readied for a musical theatre adaptation that is Broadway-bound. The new musical will be directed by four-time Tony Award-winner J…

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Monday, August 27, 2018

Prolific Playwright Neil Simon Dies by Mark A. Robinson

Theatre fans of the last six decades are mourning the loss of one of its most prolific playwrights. Neil Simon, a multiple Tony Award winner and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, whose body…

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Friday, August 24, 2018

Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations is Broadway Bound by Mark A. Robinson

The Imperial Theatre is about to become the home of Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations which will have its Broadway premiere in the Spring of 2019. The new jukebox m…

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Thursday, August 23, 2018

Laura Benanti to Join My Fair Lady by Mark A. Robinson

Tony-winning actress Laura Benanti, known for critically acclaimed work in such productions as Nine, Into the Woods, Gypsy, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, and She Loves Me, has f…

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Cuba Gooding, Jr. Joins Broadway’s Chicago by Mark A. Robinson

Cuba Gooding, Jr. is getting ready to “Razzle Dazzle” Broadway. The Academy Award-winning actor will join the Broadway company of the musical Chicago as the unscrupulous, singing and dan…

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London’s The King and I to Receive Cinema Release by Mark A. Robinson

The critically acclaimed and Tony-winning revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I, now playing at London’s Palladium Theatre, will be released in cinemas for a special two-d…

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Complete Casting for Beetlejuice Announced by Mark A. Robinson

Coming on the heels of the announcement that Tony-nominee Alex Brightman will lead the cast of the Broadway-bound musical Beetlejuice, paired with the Lydia of Sophia Anne Caruso, a complete…

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

The Illusionists – Magic of the Holidays Set for Broadway by Mark A. Robinson

The holidays are looking to be merry and bright this season, and maybe just a bit magical. The Illusionists – Magic of the Holidays will play a limited engagement at Broadway’s Marquis T…

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Summer Has Been Extended By A Year! by Mark A. Robinson

Have you ever wished that summer could be extended for an entire year? Theatre audiences will have that wish granted. Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, Broadway’s jukebox hit celebrating t…

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Opening Up: Waitress is Headed for London by Mark A. Robinson

Londoners are about to have their share of the pie. The Broadway hit musical Waitress, based on the 2007 film of the same name, will have its premiere in London’s West in February of 2019.…

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Monday, August 20, 2018

Bat Out Of Hell To Tour North America by Mark A. Robinson

Bat Out Of Hell, a new musical inspired by the critically acclaimed best-selling albums of the same name, will a launch a North American tour at Detroit’s Fox Theatre following the show’…

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Initial Casting Announced for Beetlejuice by Mark A. Robinson

The Broadway-aimed production of the musical Beetlejuice, receiving its world premiere on November 4, 2018, at the National Theatre in Washington, D.C. has announced its initial cast. Alex B…

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Keri Russell Joins Adam Driver in Revival of Burn This by Mark A. Robinson

Golden Globe-winner Keri Russell, star of TV’s The Americans and Felicity as well as the movie Waitress, will join three-time Emmy-nominee Adam Driver (Girls) in a Broadway revival of Lan…

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Opening Night Tickets for Pretty Woman Available by Mark A. Robinson

Pretty Woman, the musical that smashed box office records at the Nederlander Theatre last week while still in previews, has a handful of tickets left for the opening night performance on Aug…

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Be More Chill Among Broadway in Bryant Park Offerings This Week by Mark A. Robinson

It’s an exciting week at Broadway in Bryant Park, with a lineup that includes the recently opened Off-Broadway production of Be More Chill scheduled. The musical, which has proven to be a …

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CIM Group and Hollywood Pantages to Bring Broadway Programming to Dolby Theatre by Mark A. Robinson

The CIM Group, owners, and operators of the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California, has joined forces with The Hollywood Pantages Theatre, on Hollywood and Vine, Los Angeles, California to b…

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: Touring Cast Revealed by Mark A. Robinson

Launching September 21, 2018, in Buffalo, New York, the tour of the Broadway musical production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has found its cast. The previously announced Noah Weisber…

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Tony-Nominee Jennifer Simard Joins Mean Girls by Mark A. Robinson

Jennifer Simard, a Tony-nominee for her performance in the musical Disaster! and recently Ernestina in the current Broadway revival of Hello, Dolly!, has found her next role. Simard will rep…

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Broadway’s Rising Stars by Mark A. Robinson

We all love a Broadway success story, and the road to stardom is paved with a lot of hard work, heartache, and a configuration of talent and timing that is akin to planets lining up. Of cour…

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