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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Nick Scandalios to Receive Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award by Mark A. Robinson

Nick Scandalios, Executive Vice President of the Nederlander Organization, will be the 2018 recipient of the Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award. The news was announced on April 24, 2018 by the To…

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Monday, April 23, 2018

Summer is Here! The Donna Summer Musical Opens on Broadway by Mark A. Robinson

Summer: The Donna Summer Musical opens tonight Monday, April 23, at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on Broadway, offering perspectives on the disco diva at three different points in her career. T…

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Hello, Again, Bette! by Mark A. Robinson

Bette Midler, who won a Tony Award for her performance in the Broadway revival of Hello, Dolly!, will return to the show for a strictly limited-engagement of six-weeks. She will succeed Bern…

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

MTC Announces Initial Casting for Choir Boy by Mark A. Robinson

Manhattan Theatre Club has announced initial casting for the upcoming Broadway production of Choir Boy. Written by Academy Award-winner Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight) and directed by Trip…

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Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban to Host the Tony Awards by Mark A. Robinson

It’s that time of year again; time to celebrate the best of theater with the highlight of the spring being the Tony Awards. Ahead of this year’s ceremony set to air on CBS on June 10, 20…

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Pulitzer Prize for Drama Awarded to Cost of Living by Mark A. Robinson

One of the great prizes awarded in theatre is The Pulitzer Prize for Drama, awarded annually. A jury of one academic and four critics reviews the theatrical works staged in the United States…

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Here Come the Tony Nominations by Mark A. Robinson

Tony Season is almost upon us, that glorious time of year where the Broadway community and theatre fans the world over celebrate the best of the season in Broadway plays and musicals. This y…

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

The National Tour of Come From Away Takes Flight by Mark A. Robinson

The hit Broadway Musical and 2017 Tony Winner for Best Director Come From Away, which is currently ensconced at Broadway’s Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, is about to take its inspirational sto…

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Cast Album of Frozen Arrives this Spring by Mark A. Robinson

Disney Theatricals just opened its latest venture at Broadway’s St. James Theatre with the arrival of the eagerly-anticipated Frozen making the leap from the screen to the stage. On the ta…

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Monday, April 9, 2018

Janet McTeer to Headline Bernhardt/Hamlet by Mark A. Robinson

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced that Oscar nominee and Golden Globe, Tony Award, and Olivier Award—winner Janet McTeer will star in the upcoming production of Theresa Rebeck’s p…

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Thursday, April 5, 2018

Queen Bees and Wannabees Celebrate the Opening of Mean Girls by Mark A. Robinson

Sunday is a big night for both Queen Bees and Wannabees with the Broadway musical Mean Girls opening at the August Wilson Theatre. The creative team ushering the musical incarnation of the h…

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Broadway-Bound Moulin Rouge! Has a Cast by Mark A. Robinson

The Broadway-bound production of Moulin Rouge! The Musical, inspired by the 2001 20th Century Fox Motion Picture by Baz Luhrmann, has announced a principal cast for its 36-performance Boston…

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Kinky Boots Turns Five by Mark A. Robinson

Kinky Boots, the long-running musical with a score by Cyndi Lauper and book by Harvey Fierstein, has reached a milestone. On April 4, the musical will celebrate its 5th Anniversary at Broadw…

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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

American Idol Winner David Cook to Don Kinky Boots by Mark A. Robinson

Season 7 winner of the television reality talent competition American Idol, David Cook, will be the next Charlie Price in the Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots. Cook will take over the …

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Jesus Christ Superstar Arrives on Easter Sunday by Mark A. Robinson

The eagerly-anticipated live-concert of Jesus Christ Superstar will arrive this Easter Sunday. Set to air on NBC at 8 PM (EST), the event will feature some of rock and pop music’s greatest…

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Atlantic Records Raises the Curtain on Mean Girls by Mark A. Robinson

There is some pretty “fetch” news regarding the original Broadway cast recording of Mean Girls. Atlantic Records has announced that digital pre-orders and pre-saves will be available Fri…

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Ethan Hawke and Paul Dano Set for Roundabout’s True West by Mark A. Robinson

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced a revival of Sam Shepard’s celebrated play True West, set to star two of theatre and Hollywood’s biggest talents. The production, which will be d…

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Escape to Margaritaville Opens Tonight by Mark A. Robinson

The new musical, Escape to Margaritaville, featuring the iconic songs of Jimmy Buffet, opens tonight, March 15, 2018. The piece interpolates such hits as “Come Monday,” “Volcano,” an…

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Bob Mackie to Design for The Cher Show by Mark A. Robinson

Set to open this fall at the Neil Simon Theatre (current home of Angels in America), The Cher Show is putting its production and design teams into place. Before making its way to Broadway, t…

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Monday, March 12, 2018

A Look Back at Carousel and My Fair Lady by Mark A. Robinson

What makes a Broadway musical a classic? Most people would suggest that a musical’s shelf life is a big part of what elevates it to the status of an enduring masterpiece. Does a musical ha…

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Friday, March 9, 2018

New Musical The Prom Sets Opening at The Cort by Mark A. Robinson

Everyone start dress shopping and picking out corsages and boutonnieres. The self-dubbed “Musical comedy with issues”, The Prom, has announced its official opening. The new musical with …

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Marilu Henner Returns to Broadway in Gettin’ The Band Back Together by Mark A. Robinson

Popular star of television and the Broadway stage, Marilu Henner, will make her return to Broadway in Gettin’ The Band Back Together, Henner has been cast as “Mitch’s Mom,” aka S…

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Put on Your Pink for a Mean Girls Offer by Mark A. Robinson

On Wednesdays…Will YOU Wear Pink? Join the Plastics of Mean Girls when wearing the clique’s favorite color might mean scoring a special, limited time only offer for discounted tickets. T…

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Broadway and Television Stars Advocate for Theatre in Our Schools by Mark A. Robinson

Josh Radnor and a crew of Broadway cast members are getting ready to advocate for a Theatre in Our Schools campaign. As students and teachers across the country prepare to stage activities i…

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

New Patron at the Diner: Ben Thompson Joins Waitress by Mark A. Robinson

The latest customer at the diner in the Broadway musical Waitress will be Ben Thompson as the character “Earl.” Thompson joins the production on February 27, 2018, playing opposite one o…

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Friday, February 23, 2018

Angels in America Begins Performances by Mark A. Robinson

The eagerly-anticipated revival of Tony Kushner’s two-part epic play Angels in America begins previews on Broadway today (February 23, 2018). The celebrated production that comes to Broadw…

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Saint Joan Principal Cast Announced by Mark A. Robinson

Manhattan Theatre Club’s forthcoming production of George Bernard Shaw’s Saint Joan has announced its principal cast. The production, with director Daniel Sullivan (The Little Foxes, Pro…

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Smash Star Katharine McPhee to Join Waitress by Mark A. Robinson

Katharine McPhee, star of the hit TV series Smash, will make her Broadway debut on April 10, 2018 when she takes over the role of Jenna. She will remain with the show through June 17th. McPh…

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Wayne Brady to Return to Kinky Boots by Mark A. Robinson

Emmy Award and Grammy Award-winning performer Wayne Brady will step back into the heels of “Lola” in the hit Broadway musical Kinky Boots. Brady is set to make his return to the role for…

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Monday, February 12, 2018

The Secret Garden To Bloom Again by Mark A. Robinson

The Secret Garden, the 1991 Tony Award-winning musical, is set to bloom again in its first Broadway revival. Set to open next-season, the musical based on the Frances Hodgson Burnett classic…

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Hello, Betty! Buckley to Star in National Tour of Hello, Dolly! by Mark A. Robinson

One of Broadway’s greatest anticipations is who would play Dolly Levi in the national tour of Hello, Dolly! Speculations have been all over the board, but today we finally have our answer.…

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