All stories by Michael Abourizk on BroadwayStars

Friday, December 1, 2023

Roundabout Theatre Company receives $2 million gift from Laura Pels International Foundation by Michael Abourizk

The funds directly support the Broadway nonprofit’s new play development.

SOURCE: Broadway News at 05:04PM

United Scenic Artists union will hold art pop-up event in December by Michael Abourizk

The two-day event will feature original artwork, costumes and more crafted by the local chapter’s members.

SOURCE: Broadway News at 01:54AM
Thursday, November 30, 2023

Performers, guests and judges announced for Red Bucket Follies by Michael Abourizk

Tony Award-winning actors Victoria Clark, Leslie Odom Jr. and Roger Bart are among those slated to appear at the annual event.

SOURCE: Broadway News at 07:16PM

Four Broadway shows announce performances to benefit the Entertainment Community Fund by Michael Abourizk

“Purlie Victorious,” “Spamalot,” “Harmony” and “Merrily We Roll Along” are slated to participate.

SOURCE: Broadway News at 07:13PM
Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Revised ‘Shrek’ will tour North America in 2024 by Michael Abourizk

Tony Award winners Jeanine Tesori and David Lindsay-Abaire will modify their score and book for the new production.

SOURCE: Broadway News at 06:05PM

Tony Award nominee Kara Young to star in industry reading of new Douglas Lyons play by Michael Abourizk

The presentation will also feature Biko Eisen-Martin and Michael Rishawn.

SOURCE: Broadway News at 04:46PM

‘Mean Girls’ experience coming to New York City in January 2024 by Michael Abourizk

The experience coincides with the release of the film adaption of the 2018 Broadway musical.

SOURCE: Broadway News at 09:00AM
Tuesday, November 28, 2023
Monday, November 20, 2023

Broadway’s ‘& Juliet’ will make German bow by Michael Abourizk

Following the launch of its North American tour, the musical will open in Hamburg in October 2024.

SOURCE: Broadway News at 05:44PM

Robyn Hurder will depart ‘A Beautiful Noise’ by Michael Abourizk

The Tony Award nominee will play her final performance on Dec. 17.

SOURCE: Broadway News at 03:12PM

Stage directors and choreographers union announces results of 2023 executive board elections by Michael Abourizk

In addition to new and re-elected appointments, Jonathan S. Cerullo and Nick Corley received the President’s Award for Extraordinary Service.

SOURCE: Broadway News at 01:19PM
Thursday, November 16, 2023

James T. Lane returns to Broadway’s ‘Chicago’ in new role by Michael Abourizk

Lane will play Amos Hart, having previously played Billy Flynn.

SOURCE: Broadway News at 08:44PM

Complete casting announced for Broadway transfer of ‘Days of Wine and Roses’ by Michael Abourizk

Byron Jennings, Sharon Catherine Brown and others return to their roles from the Off-Broadway production.

SOURCE: Broadway News at 04:59PM

Natascia Díaz and Henry Gottfried join cast of Broadway’s ‘Cabaret’ by Michael Abourizk

The revival has found its Fraulein Kost and Ernst Ludwig.

SOURCE: Broadway News at 09:00AM
Wednesday, November 15, 2023

National Endowment for the Arts announces ArtsHERE pilot program by Michael Abourizk

The new initiative aims to increase arts access and participation for underserved communities.

SOURCE: Broadway News at 07:34PM

‘Merrily We Roll Along’ releases cast album by Michael Abourizk

The recording of the Stephen Sondheim-George Furth musical is now available digitally from Sony Masterworks.

SOURCE: Broadway News at 07:09PM
Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group appoints Lawrence Chapman as CFO by Michael Abourizk

Jules Arnott and Darren Atkins also tapped to head Lloyd Webber’s West End theaters.

SOURCE: Broadway News at 06:00PM

2023 Kennedy Center Honors announces date of televised ceremony by Michael Abourizk

Broadway’s Billy Crystal, Renée Fleming and Barry Gibb are among the artists to be honored on the Dec. 27 telecast.

SOURCE: Broadway News at 04:46PM

‘Gutenberg!’ joins $1 million club as Broadway sees increase in both attendance and gross by Michael Abourizk

For the week ending Nov. 12, the 28 productions currently running grossed $29,163,440.

SOURCE: Broadway News at 04:26PM

‘White Lotus’ star Michael Imperioli will join Jeremy Strong in ‘An Enemy of the People’ by Michael Abourizk

Plus, a Broadway theater, opening night date and additional producer have been announced.

SOURCE: Broadway News at 10:00AM
Monday, November 13, 2023

Broadway makes powerful showing at 2023 Clio Entertainment Awards celebrating achievement in advertising by Michael Abourizk

“Shucked” wins Grand Clio Award, “& Juliet” and “Grey House” take home two honors each. 

SOURCE: Broadway News at 06:37PM

Final casting announced for Broadway bow of ‘Prayer for the French Republic’ by Michael Abourizk

The Joshua Harmon play will open Jan. 9 at Manhattan Theatre Club’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.

SOURCE: Broadway News at 04:28PM

Joshua Boone, Emma Pittman and more join cast of ‘The Outsiders’ on Broadway by Michael Abourizk

The musical will open at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre in spring 2024.

SOURCE: Broadway News at 09:00AM
Friday, November 10, 2023

2024 Grammy Award nominations announced — including Best Musical Theater Album by Michael Abourizk

“Shucked” co-composers and co-lyricists Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally both received multiple nominations.

SOURCE: Broadway News at 10:09PM
Thursday, November 9, 2023

SAG-AFTRA reaches tentative agreement with Hollywood studios, indicating the end of months-long strike by Michael Abourizk

The deal follows the end of the WGA strike, both of which put television and film production at a stand-still for months.

SOURCE: Broadway News at 08:01PM

‘To Sir With Love’ industry reading to take place Nov. 13 by Michael Abourizk

Kenneth Robinson, Kate Rockwell, Elizabeth Teeter and more will be featured in the stage adaptation of E.R. Braithwaite’s book.

SOURCE: Broadway News at 06:00PM

Exclusive: Broadway Green Alliance announces fall 2023 e-waste recycling drive by Michael Abourizk

All are welcome to recycle electronics in Times Square on Nov. 15.

SOURCE: Broadway News at 08:10AM
Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Broadway community to celebrate the life of Tony Award winner Sheldon Harnick by Michael Abourizk

Harvey Fierstein, Danny Burstein, Judy Kuhn and more will honor the “Fiddler on the Roof” lyricist.

SOURCE: Broadway News at 05:43PM
Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Freya Catrin Smith and Jack Williams to receive 19th annual Fred Ebb Award by Michael Abourizk

Tony Award winner Bebe Neuwirth will present the award on Nov. 27.

SOURCE: Broadway News at 09:22PM

‘Girls Just Want to Have Fun’ musical adaptation is in the works by Michael Abourizk

Producers Lively McCabe Entertainment and Primary Wave Music are developing the stage property based on the 1980s film.

SOURCE: Broadway News at 06:11PM

Broadway box office holds steady as season approaches halfway point by Michael Abourizk

For the week ending Nov. 5, the 28 currently running productions grossed $26,546,735.

SOURCE: Broadway News at 03:50PM

All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater