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Saturday, July 24, 2021

Lillias White Releases Debut Studio Album, ‘Get Yourself Some Happy!’ by Matthew Wexler

Broadway legend and Tony Award winner Lillias White releases her first studio album, 'Get Yourself Some Happy!' The post Lillias White Releases Debut Studio Album, ‘Get Yourself Some Happy…

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Thursday, July 22, 2021

Actors Equity Expands Access and There Are Plenty of Opinions by Matthew Wexler

On July 20, Actors' Equity Association announced that all actors and stage managers who have worked professionally in the United States are eligible to join the union The post Actors Equity …

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Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Christmas in July! Jinkx Monsoon and BenDeLaCreme Announce Holiday Tour by Matthew Wexler

Drag superstars BenDeLaCreme and Jinkx Monsoon take their annual holiday show on the road, with stops in the UK, US and Canada. The post Christmas in July! Jinkx Monsoon and BenDeLaCreme Ann…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 06:32PM
Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Christine Baranski to Moderate Sondheim and Lapine Book Conversation by Matthew Wexler

Christine Baranski joins Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine to discuss the new book, "Putting It Together" about the creation of "Sunday in the Park with George." The post Christine Baranski …

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 06:24PM
Monday, July 19, 2021

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Cinderella’ Indefinitely Postponed by Matthew Wexler

Cinderella won't be going to the ball any time soon. Andrew Lloyd Webber's latest musical has been forced to shutter due to a COVID-19 infection among the cast. A new opening date has not be…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 08:42PM
Friday, July 16, 2021

Deep Pockets Needed for Feinstein’s/54 Below New Diamond Series by Matthew Wexler

The new 'Diamond' series at Feinstein's/54 Below starts at $300 per ticket, with a line-up that includes Kelli O'Hara, Laura Benanti and more. The post Deep Pockets Needed for Feinstein’s/…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 10:42AM
Thursday, July 15, 2021

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Quiara Alegría Hudes, and Jeremy McCarter to Appear at Drama Book Shop Signing by Matthew Wexler

The signing of "In The Heights: Finding Home" marks The Drama Book Shop's first booksigning event in its new home. The post Lin-Manuel Miranda, Quiara Alegría Hudes, and Jeremy McCarter to …

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 03:18PM
Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Bryant Park Announces ‘Broadway-Bound’ Initiative by Matthew Wexler

The newly established partnership will give students the opportunity to train and rehearse on the iconic stage in Bryant Park. The post Bryant Park Announces ‘Broadway-Bound’ Initiative …

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 06:36PM
Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Wake Up! ‘Sleep No More’ Returns October 4 by Matthew Wexler

Once one of the hottest tickets in town, "Sleep No More" rises again at The McKittrick Hotel, reopening October 4. The post Wake Up! ‘Sleep No More’ Returns October 4 appeared first on…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 10:54AM
Monday, July 12, 2021

‘The Karate Kid’ Musical to Premiere Spring 2022 by Matthew Wexler

The new musical features a book by the film's screenwriter, Robert Mark Kamen, and music and lyrics by Drew Gasparini ("Skittles Commercial: The Broadway Musical"). The post ‘The Karate …

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 07:36PM
Friday, July 9, 2021

Disney Drops Trailer for New Film ‘Encanto’ by Matthew Wexler

You're invited to the exceptional, fantastical Casa Madrigal! That magical home is the centerpiece of Disney's new animated musical film "Encanto," which features music by Lin-Manuel Miran…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 07:42PM

A Consolidated ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ Returns to the Stage by Matthew Wexler

Expecto Patronum! "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" returns to the stage in three phases and one performance rather than two. The post A Consolidated ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 01:12PM
Thursday, July 8, 2021

Billy Porter Musical ‘Sanctuary’ to Stream July 29 – August 2 by Matthew Wexler

Billy Porter (Photo provided by New York Stage and Film) Fresh off the final season of Pose, Tony- and Emmy Award-winner Billy Porter’s new gospel musical Sanctuary will… The post Bil…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 09:48AM
Wednesday, July 7, 2021

AEA Nixes Testing and Masks Requirements for Certain Venues by Matthew Wexler

“The health and safety of our members comes first,” said Kate Shindle, president of Actors’ Equity Association. The post AEA Nixes Testing and Masks Requirements for Certain Venues app…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 10:48PM
Monday, July 5, 2021

Lea Salonga to Host All-Asian American Production of ‘A Gentleman’s Guide…’ by Matthew Wexler

Broadway star, Disney icon, and Tony Award winner Lea Salonga will host the all-Asian American production of "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder." The post Lea Salonga to Host All-Asian…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 04:06PM
Sunday, July 4, 2021

‘SIX’ to Launch US National Tour in Chicago in 2022 by Matthew Wexler

Divorced, beheaded...alive! Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss' West End and Broadway hit is now coming to Chicago. The post ‘SIX’ to Launch US National Tour in Chicago in 2022 appeared first on …

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 06:12PM
Friday, July 2, 2021

‘MJ’ Musical Announces New Michael Jackson: Myles Frost by Matthew Wexler

A casting change offers a rise-to-stardom opportunity for Broadway newcomer Myles Frost of Washington, D.C. The post ‘MJ’ Musical Announces New Michael Jackson: Myles Frost appeared fi…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 10:24AM
Thursday, July 1, 2021

‘Plaza Suite’ to Come to Broadway in 2022 by Matthew Wexler

"Plaza Suite" brings a trifecta of comedy to Broadway next year: Neil Simon, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Matthew Broderick. The post ‘Plaza Suite’ to Come to Broadway in 2022 appeared fi…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 11:18AM
Tuesday, June 29, 2021

The Devil’s in the Details: ‘Seven Deadly Sins’ by Matthew Wexler

'Seven Deadly Sins' taunts with all of the vices we’ve been vicariously consuming in an outdoor theatrical experience in NYC's Meatpacking District. The post The Devil’s in the Details: …

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 10:12PM
Monday, June 28, 2021

Who’s Your Daddy (Warbucks)? Harry Connick, Jr. by Matthew Wexler

Harry Connick, Jr. in ‘The Sting’ at Paper Mill Playhouse. (Photo: Evan Zimmerman for MurphyMade) NBC’s Annie Live! continues to get more interesting by the day. The… The post Who…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 05:36PM

Watch: The Boss Reopens Broadway by Matthew Wexler

After more than a year, the lights of Broadway are, once again, illuminated. The return engagement of "Springsteen on Broadway" will play the St. James Theatre through September 4. The post …

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 05:36PM
Thursday, June 24, 2021

Don’t Miss: ‘Night of a Thousand Judys’ by Matthew Wexler

Justin Sayre returns with a cavalcade of stars for the ninth annual "Night of a Thousand Judys" to benefit The Ali Forney Center. The post Don’t Miss: ‘Night of a Thousand Judys’ appea…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 08:48PM
Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Just Announced: Special Tony Award Recipients by Matthew Wexler

The Broadway Advocacy Coalition (BAC), "David Byrne’s American Utopia," and "Freestyle Love Supreme" have been awarded Special Tony Awards. The post Just Announced: Special Tony Award Re…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 06:24PM
Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Tickets Go on Sale for Broadway Revival of ‘The Music Man’ by Matthew Wexler

The Broadway revival of 'The Music Man' names Kate Horton as the new producer who will oversee "all aspects of the production. Tickets are now on sale. The post Tickets Go on Sale for Broadw…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 07:32PM
Monday, June 21, 2021

Bryant Park Picnic Performances to Enjoy this Summer by Matthew Wexler

Broadway stars Adrienne Warren, Mauricio Martinez and others will take the stage at New York City's Bryant Park this summer! The post Bryant Park Picnic Performances to Enjoy this Summer app…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 08:48PM
Friday, June 18, 2021

Jim Caruso’s Cast Party Returns to Birdland Jazz Club by Matthew Wexler

Helmed by Jim Caruso, Broadway's legendary open mic night returns to Birdland Jazz Club beginning July 5 in the heart of Times Square. The post Jim Caruso’s Cast Party Returns to Birdland …

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 03:42PM

Lincoln Center Celebrates Pride by Matthew Wexler

Lincoln Center celebrates Pride Month with the plaza lit up with colorful lights. (Photo: Chris Lee) Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts celebrates Pride this… The post Lincoln Center C…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 12:24AM
Wednesday, June 16, 2021

’13: The Musical’ Coming to Netflix by Matthew Wexler

The Jason Robert Brown-scored musical is coming to Netflix with a starry cast including Rhea Perlman and Debra Messing. The post ’13: The Musical’ Coming to Netflix appeared first on Th…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 02:36PM
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Don’t Miss: The Skivvies Under the Stars at Forestburgh Playhouse by Matthew Wexler

The Skivvies head to the Catskills for a one-night-only performance at the legendary Forestburgh Playhouse with special guest Tamika Lawrence. The post Don’t Miss: The Skivvies Under the S…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 10:24PM
Monday, June 14, 2021

Tom Kitt to Release Debut Studio Album on August 13 by Matthew Wexler

The Pulitzer Prize winner's album will feature tracks sung by a number of Broadway stars including Elizabeth Stanley, Adrienne Warren and others. The post Tom Kitt to Release Debut Studio Al…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 09:18PM
Friday, June 11, 2021

Gay-Themed ‘The Hot Wing King’ Wins Pulitzer Prize for Drama by Matthew Wexler

Katori Hall's "The Hot Wing King" has been awarded the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. "Circle Jerk" by media-theater company Fake Friends was named a finalist. The post Gay-Themed ‘The Hot…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 07:03PM

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