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Monday, June 17, 2019

Debra Messing to Star in Broadway Bound Birthday Candles by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Roundabout Theatre Company Artistic Director Todd Haimes has announced that star of stage and screen Debra Messing will come to Broadway in 2020 in a production of Noah Haidle’s Birthday C…

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The Prom Sets Tour and Licensing Rights by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The Prom, the inspiring new musical comedy with a score by Chad Beguelin (Aladdin) and Matthew Sklar (Elf), and a book by Beguelin and Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone), will take the festiv…

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Friday, June 14, 2019

Harris to Succeed Daniels in To Kill A Mockingbird by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The Aaron Sorkin Broadway adaptation of Harper Lee’s perennial classic To Kill A Mockingbird has found its next Atticus Finch. When Jeff Daniels, Broadway’s current Atticus, departs the …

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Illusionist and Mind Reader Derren Brown is Broadway Bound by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Two-time Oliver Award winner Derren Brown, known world-wide for his unique brand of mind reading, persuasion, and psychological illusion, is making his way to the Great White Way. A phenomen…

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Katharine McPhee Records Waitress Number by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

There is some exciting news for fans of the musical Waitress, particularly those who enjoyed Katharine McPhee in the role. McPhee, who played the character of Jenna on Broadway and hen origi…

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Dave Chappelle on Broadway in July for Five Performances by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

If laughter is what you are seeking this summer, then look no further than the Live on Broadway series in July. Comedian and actor Dave Chappelle will make his Broadway debut for five perfor…

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

How to Stream The Jimmy Awards by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

With the Tony Awards behind us, the theatre community moves on to its next big awards night: the annual Jimmy Awards. The National High School Musical Theatre Awards, or as they are affectio…

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Friday, June 7, 2019

Colleen Ballinger Takes a Shift at the Diner in Waitress by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Producers of the long-running Broadway hit musical Waitress have announced a performer joining the cast at the diner. Colleen Ballinger, the YouTube sensation who is best known for her chara…

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New Block of Tickets Announced for Tootsie the Musical by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The new musical comedy Tootsie, currently dazzling audience’s at Broadway Marquis Theatre, is proving to be a hit! Not only is the production nominated for 11 Tony Awards including Best Mu…

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Thursday, June 6, 2019

Theatre’s Big Night: The Tony Telecast Details by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

This Sunday, June 9th, 2019 is theatre’s big night, the Tony Awards telecast on CBS. The best of Broadway’s plays and musicals will be on display as they square-off in categories in incl…

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Carolee Carmello is the Tour Dolly! by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Broadway star and three-time Tony Award nominee Carolee Carmello will succeed star Betty Buckley in the title role on the National Tour of Hello, Dolly! Buckley who has been on the road sinc…

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Two-Part Play The Inheritance to Play on Broadway by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Matthew Lopez’s two-part, award-winning play The Inheritance will be making the trip to Broadway. The winner of the 2019 Olivier Award, Evening Standard Award, and London Critics Circle Aw…

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Jesse Tyler Ferguson Joins the Team of Take Me Out by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Star of stage and screen Jesse Tyler Ferguson will be returning to the Broadway stage in the spring of 2020 when he joins the Second Stage Theater revival of Richard Greenberg’s Tony-winni…

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Monday, June 3, 2019

Hadestown Announces “Character Drop” Rollout Ahead of Cast Album Release by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Hadestown continues to be one of Broadway’s most-thrilling new musicals, with its unconventional twist on the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice and its electrically-charged score by Anaï…

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Broadway Cast Albums of the Season by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

After critics write their reviews of musicals, Broadway cast recordings are next line in preserving those musicals for posterity. Every season, we can expect a handful of new cast albums to …

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Friday, May 31, 2019

Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations to Tour by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The Tony-nominated production of Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations is gearing up to tour. Producers Ira Pittelman and Tom Hulce have announced today that the first …

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BroadwayHD Adds Exciting Titles to Their Streaming Platform by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

With the arrival of June, the online streaming platform BroadwayHD is adding some exciting content to their catalog this month. Subscribers will be privy to view Live from Lincoln Center’s…

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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Jesse Williams Up to Bat In Take Me Out by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Jesse Williams, star of the long-running TV hit Grey’s Anatomy will make his Broadway debut in the spring of 2020. Producers of Second Stage Theatre’s revival of Richard Greenberg’s To…

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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Barry Manilow Coming Back to Broadway by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Live Nation, The Araca Group and EBG (Entertainment Benefits Group) have announce that Grammy, Tony, and Emmy Award-winning singer-songwriter, arranger, producer, and musician Barry Manilow …

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A New Queen Bee: Reneé Rapp to Join Mean Girls by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Reneé Rapp, winner of the Best Actress Award at the 2018 National High School Musical Theatre Awards (commonly known as the “Jimmy Awards”), will join the production of Mean Girls. Rap…

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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Excellence in Theatre Education Award Announced by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The annual special Tony Award for Excellence in Theatre Education Award, co-sponsored by the American Theatre Wing and Carnegie Mellon University, seeks to celebrate a K-12 theatre educator …

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Mary-Louise Parker Returns to Broadway in The Sound Inside by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Mary-Louise Parker, a popular actress of stage and screen, will make her return to the Broadway stage this fall in Adam Rapp’s The Sound Inside. The production, which is slated to begin pr…

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Jagged Little Pill Has A Cast by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Jagged Little Pill, the musical inspired by Alanis Morissette’s hit album and making its way to Broadway this fall, has announced a cast. Producers Vivek J. Tiwary, Arvind Ethan David, a…

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Pretty Woman Announces New Vivian and Edward by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The Broadway production of Pretty Woman, the musical based on the hit romantic comedy film of the same name, has found its new leads. Producer Paula Wagner announced today that Jillian Muell…

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Back to the Diner: Bergen Returns to Waitress by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Erich Bergen, who made his Broadway debut last year in the Broadway musical Waitress, will return to the hit show as Dr. Pomatter on June 4. Bergen succeeds Jeremy Jordan who will play his f…

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Cast Announced for Tracy Letts’ Linda Vista by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The Second Stage Theatre, Broadway-bound production of Tracy Letts’ new play Linda Vista has its cast. The production, which will be directed by Dexter Bullard, will feature Ian Barford, S…

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SpongeBob SquarePants – The Musical Announces Tour Stops by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The North American Tour of Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants – The Musical has revealed the cities that will be stops on its journey. Launching at Proctors in Schenectady, New York, th…

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Monday, May 20, 2019

Marisa Tomei to Star in The Rose Tattoo on Broadway by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Tennessee William’s 1951 Tony Award-winning Best Play The Rose Tattoo will receive a revival courtesy of the Roundabout Theatre Company. Starring in the role of Serafina will be Oscar-winn…

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Friday, May 17, 2019

Dear Evan Hansen National Tour to Welcome Stephen Christopher Anthony by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The National Tour of the musical theatre phenomenon Dear Evan Hansen will welcome a new name to production’s titular role. Producer Stacey Mindich announced that Stephen Christopher Anth…

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David Byrne’s American Utopia is Broadway Bound by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

If anyone is wondering where one can find Utopia in America, try checking on Broadway this fall. David Byrne’s critically acclaimed American Utopia, which just completed a sold-out interna…

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Tootsie Announces Tour by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Tootsie, which has been nominated for a multitude of accolades this awards’ season, will head out on tour in the Fall of 2020. Producers Scott Sanders and Carol Fineman announced that the …

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