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Friday, August 23, 2019

Frozen National Tour Announces Additional Cast by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The national tour of the hit Broadway musical Frozen, launching in Schenectady with an official opening at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre on December 4, 2019, has announced additional cast…

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Thursday, August 22, 2019

Slava’s Snowshow at the Sondheim This Holiday Season by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The international, Olivier Award-winning sensation Slava’s Snowshow is returning to Broadway for a limited engagement. This holiday season the immersive theatrical experience will once aga…

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Cast for Escape to Margaritaville Announced by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

As the Jimmy Buffet-inspired jukebox musical Escape to Margaritaville prepares to head out on a National Tour this fall, producers have just announced the cast. Taking part in this theatrica…

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Summer To Travel Across North America – Cast Announced by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The National Tour of SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical, launching this fall In Rochester, New York, has it’s cast. Dan’yelle Williamson (Memphis, Rocky) will play “Diva Donna,” Alex H…

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Jordin Sparks is Next “Jenna” in Waitress by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Waitress may be shuttering this January, but that hasn’t stopped producers of the hit show from courting A-list talent for the hit Broadway musical. Their latest casting coupe will be Jord…

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Hadden-Paton, Cusack, and Yazbeck to Star in Flying Over Sunset by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

It will be another exciting season at Lincoln Center Theatre, especially with the announcement of a new musical making its Broadway premiere there in the spring of 2020. Flying Over Sunset, …

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Monday, August 19, 2019

Caroline, or Change Revival Headed to Broadway by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The Roundabout Theatre Company will be producing the first Broadway revival of the 2004 musical Caroline, or Change. The Tony Award nominated and Olivier Award winning musical Caroline, or …

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A Soldier’s Play Sets Broadway Opening by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The Pulitzer Prize-winning A Soldier’s Play, by playwright Charles Fuller, will come to Broadway for a limited-engagement this season. Under the direction of Kenny Leon (A Raisin in the Su…

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The Lightning Thief Broadway Cast Announced by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

August 18th was the birthday of fiction favorite Percy Jackson and to celebrate (a day later) producers have announced the cast for the Broadway bound production of The Lightning Thief: The …

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

The Cast of the Mean Girls Tour is Fetch! by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Put on your pink and get ready to celebrate! The cast for the National Tour of the Broadway hit Mean Girls has been announced. Previously, the “Plastics” have been announced , with Maria…

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The Inheritance Cast Announced by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The epic two-part play The Inheritance by Matthew Lopez, coming to the Great White Way following a successful London production, begins previews on Broadway on September 27, 2019. Producers …

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Vogel’s How I Learned to Drive to Come to Broadway by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Paula Vogel’s 1997 play How I Learned to Drive is poised after almost two decades to make it Broadway premiere via Manhattan Theatre Club. The production, directed by original director Mar…

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Way Down Hadestown – Tony Winner to Tour by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The train to Hadestown may be stopping in your neighborhood. The 2019 Tony Award winner for Best Musical Hadestown will begin a North American Tour in the Fall of 2020. The musical, written …

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Cast of Slave Play Announced by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The forthcoming Broadway premiere of the Jeremy O. Harris drama Slave Play has a full cast. Producers announced today that Ato Blankson-Wood, James Cusati-Moyer, Sullivan Jones, Chalia La To…

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A Christmas Carol Comes to Broadway Starring Campbell Scott by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The yuletide just got a whole lot merrier on the Great White Way. The Old Vic production of A Christmas Carol, adapted from the Charles Dickens classic by Jack Thorne, is headed to Broadway …

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Monday, August 12, 2019

A Royal Engagement: Diana: A New Musical Is Broadway Bound by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Diana: A New Musical, a theatrical piece that tells the true story of Lady Diana Spencer who would go on to marry Britain’s Prince Charles and become everyone’s favorite princess, is hea…

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The Lightning Thief Coming to Broadway for a Limited Engagement by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical, based on the first book (2005) in the popular book series by Rick Riordan, enjoyed a well-received, six-week, sold-out run at Off-Broadway’s…

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

From Broadway to L.A. – The Illusionists to Play Dolby Theatre by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Coming hot on the heels of the news that The Illusionists will return to Broadway this holiday season, we learn that our favorite masters of magic are West Coast bound. The Illusionists – …

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Monday, August 5, 2019

Broadway Bound Grand Horizons Announces Cast by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The Broadway-bound production of Bess Wohl’s Grand Horizons, part of the exciting season curated by Second Stage Theatre, has announced a cast. Beginning previews at Broadway’s Helen Hay…

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The Illusionists – Magic Of The Holidays to Return for the Holidays by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Things aren’t always what they seem, especially amidst the magic of the holidays.  After a popular yuletide visit on Broadway in 2018, The Illusionists – Magic Of The Holidays will retu…

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Thursday, August 1, 2019

SIX Aiming for Spring of 2020 Broadway Opening by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Speculation about if and when the musical SIX would be coming to Broadway can finally come to an end. The musical, which has proven an enormous hit in London’s West End, as well as in a pr…

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Monday, July 29, 2019

Complete Casting Announced for MTC’s The Height of the Storm by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Christopher Hampton, the playwright behind Les Liaisons Dangereuses, will see the American premiere of his play The Height of the Storm take shape at Manhattan Theatre Club this fall. Under …

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Friday, July 26, 2019

What Are Broadway, Off-Broadway, Off-Off-Broadway, and the West End? by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

There are myriad types of professional theater out there, and people who aren’t familiar with the vernacular of the business may not understand the various terms used to identify them. Wor…

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Cities Announced for 2019 Tour of White Christmas by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

We may be smack in the sweltering center of summer, but it is never too early to be planning ahead for Christmas. The 2019 National Tour of White Christmas is getting ahead of the game, anno…

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National Tour of Mean Girls Has Its “Plastics” by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The hit Broadway musical Mean Girls, that continues to delight audiences at Broadway’s August Wilson Theatre, is readying for its National Tour. With a launch commencing in Buffalo, New Yo…

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Thursday, July 25, 2019

Rivera and Keenan-Bolger to Headline Broadway Back to School Gala by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Two-time Tony Award winner and musical theatre legend Chita Rivera and 2019 Tony Award winner for Best Featured Actress in a Play Celia Keenan-Bolger will, together, headline the Broadway Ba…

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Harry Connick, Jr. to Make Broadway Return by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Harry Connick, Jr, star of such Broadway revivals as The Pajama Game and On A Clear Day You Can See Forever, will be making his return to the Great White Way. The piano-playing crooner will …

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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Treasures to Be Found at 2019 Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Broadway treasure hunters seeking out autographs, memorabilia, collectibles, and exciting face-to-face moments with some of Broadway’s biggest stars, it is that time of year again. The Bro…

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Broadway Bound TINA – The Tina Turner Musical Has Its Cast by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The Broadway-bound production of TINA – The Tina Turner Musical setting its sights at crossing the pond from London’s West End this fall has announced a cast. Under the direction of Phyl…

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Broadway Bound: The Great Society to Continue LBJ Legacy by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Robert Schenkkan’s play The Great Society, a companion piece to his hit from a few seasons back All The Way, is making its way to Broadway. The Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright c…

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Love, Simon Star Nick Robinson Joins To Kill A Mockingbird by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Actor Nick Robinson, known predominantly to film audiences for playing the title role in Love, Simon, will join the Broadway production of To Kill A Mockingbird. He will assume the role of …

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