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Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Jessica Lange, Jim Parsons to Star in Paula Vogel’s New Broadway Show ‘Mother Play’ by Rebecca Rubin

Jessica Lange, Jim Parsons and Celia Keenan-Bolger will star in the world premiere of “Mother Play,” a new Broadway show by playwright Paula Vogel. Tina Landau is directing the limited e…

SOURCE: Variety at 01:00PM
Monday, August 21, 2023

Britney Spears-Inspired Musical ‘Once Upon a One More Time’ to Close on Broadway by Rebecca Rubin

“Once Upon a One More Time,” a fairy tale-inspired musical powered by the discography of Britney Spears, is closing on Broadway. The show, which opened in June, will play its final perfo…

SOURCE: Variety at 03:44PM

‘The Outsiders’ Musical to Open on Broadway With Angelina Jolie as Producer by Rebecca Rubin

“The Outsiders,” a musical adaptation of S.E. Hinton’s 1967 novel and Francis Ford Coppola’s 1983 movie, is heading to Broadway. The show will open on April 11, 2024 at the Bernard …

SOURCE: Variety at 10:36AM
Monday, August 7, 2023

Broadway Across America Announces New Executive Team, Richard Jaffe Named CEO by Rebecca Rubin

Broadway Across America, a touring network of shows and musicals, has set a new executive team. As part of the shakeup, Richard Jaffe, who currently serves as co-CEO, is taking over as the s…

SOURCE: Variety at 12:07PM
Thursday, August 3, 2023

Lin-Manuel Miranda to Adapt ‘The Warriors’ as Stage Musical by Rebecca Rubin

Lin-Manuel Miranda is adapting a stage musical version of “The Warriors,” Sol Yurick’s 1965 novel. That book inspired a 1979 cult action thriller directed by Walter Hill that is even …

SOURCE: Variety at 07:31PM
Monday, June 12, 2023

Inside the Tony Awards: From Air Conditioning Mishaps to Free Shake Shack, Here’s What You Didn’t See on TV by Rebecca Rubin

Washington Heights, a neighborhood in northern Manhattan that’s best known to theater lovers as the setting of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s first hit show, played host to thousands in the Broadw…

SOURCE: Variety at 11:03AM
Thursday, June 8, 2023

Lea Michele and ‘Funny Girl’ Cast to Perform at the Tonys by Rebecca Rubin

Although “Funny Girl” isn’t eligible at this year’s Tony Awards, the cast of the Broadway musical is performing a musical number during Sunday’s ceremony. It’s an unconventional …

SOURCE: Variety at 12:00PM
Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Broadway’s ‘Hamilton,’ ‘Camelot’ Cancel Performances Amid NYC Wildfire Smoke by Rebecca Rubin

Broadway performances of “Hamilton” and “Camelot,” as well as a Shakespeare in the Park production of “Hamlet,” were canceled on Wednesday night as smoke from Canadian wildfires …

SOURCE: Variety at 08:08PM
Wednesday, May 10, 2023

‘Bad Cinderella’ Closing on Broadway, Ending Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 43-Year Streak by Rebecca Rubin

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical “Bad Cinderella” is closing on Broadway roughly four months after opening night. The producers announced it will play its final show at the Imperial Theat…

SOURCE: Variety at 07:34PM
Wednesday, May 3, 2023

Tony Awards: Joel Grey, John Kander to Receive Lifetime Achievement Honors by Rebecca Rubin

Joel Grey and John Kander will receive special honors at this year’s Tony Awards, for lifetime achievements in theater. Kander, a composer and one half of the songwriting duo known as Kand…

SOURCE: Variety at 12:49PM
Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Tony Award Nominations 2023: ‘Some Like It Hot’ Dominates, Followed by ‘& Juliet,’ ‘Shucked,’ ‘New York, New York’ by Rebecca Rubin

“Some Like It Hot,” a jazzy re-imagining of the classic comedy film about two musicians on the run, dominated the nominations for the 2023 Tony Awards, which were announced on Tuesday, w…

SOURCE: Variety at 09:10AM
Wednesday, April 26, 2023

How Alex Newell, the Non-Binary and Gender Nonconforming Star of Broadway’s ‘Shucked,’ Decided to Compete for Supporting Actor at the Tonys by Rebecca Rubin

Each night at Broadway’s new musical-comedy “Shucked,” audiences are treated to the sweet (and pun-filled) story of Cobb County residents Maizy and Beau, who are forced to postpone the…

SOURCE: Variety at 02:48PM
Tuesday, April 25, 2023

‘Sweeney Todd’ Star Jordan Fisher on Conquering Sondheim Lyrics and Recovering From His Eating Disorder: ‘I Would Go Days Without Food’ by Rebecca Rubin

Jordan Fisher savors those 7 p.m. showtimes. It’s not that there’s a huge difference on the nights that Broadway’s revival of “Sweeney Todd” starts at 8 p.m. But the extra hour of …

SOURCE: Variety at 11:45AM
Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Ariana DeBose to Host the 2023 Tony Awards by Rebecca Rubin

Ariana DeBose is back to do “the thing” as the host of this year’s Tony Awards. It’s the second time the actor is serving as emcee for Broadway’s biggest night, which is taking pla…

SOURCE: Variety at 11:00AM
Thursday, April 6, 2023

‘Wicked’ to Become Fourth-Longest Running Show in Broadway History by Rebecca Rubin

“Wicked,” the untold story of everything that happened before Dorothy dropped down in Oz, is poised to make Broadway history. When the hit musical plays its 7,486th performance on Tuesda…

SOURCE: Variety at 09:59AM
Wednesday, March 22, 2023

‘Smash’ Musical Headed to Broadway From Producers Steven Spielberg, Robert Greenblatt, Neil Meron by Rebecca Rubin

At long last, “Smash,” a stage musical adaptation of the NBC series, is heading to Broadway. Steven Spielberg, Robert Greenblatt and Neil Meron, who produced the original series, will se…

SOURCE: Variety at 09:15AM
Thursday, March 16, 2023

David Burtka to Lead Off-Broadway ‘God of Carnage’ Revival (EXCLUSIVE) by Rebecca Rubin

David Burtka and Carey Cox will lead the upcoming revival of “God of Carnage,” which is expected to open Off-Broadway in the spring. Theater Breaking Through Barriers, an inclusive theat…

SOURCE: Variety at 01:24PM

Stephen Sondheim’s Final Musical ‘Here We Are’ to Premiere Off-Broadway in Fall by Rebecca Rubin

Stephen Sondheim’s final musical “Here We Are” is hitting the stage in the fall. The legendary musical theater figure, who composed “Sunday in the Park with George,” “Follies,”…

SOURCE: Variety at 11:00AM

Broadway’s ‘Room’ Postponed Indefinitely After Financing Falls Short, Producer Exits by Rebecca Rubin

“Room,” a stage version of the Oscar-winning movie, will no longer open on Broadway due to insufficient financing and the withdrawal of a lead producer. The production was scheduled to b…

SOURCE: Variety at 10:43AM
Thursday, March 2, 2023

‘Funny Girl’ With Lea Michele Sets Closing Date on Broadway by Rebecca Rubin

Life in the the-a-ter is coming to a close for the company of “Funny Girl.” The Broadway revival has extended its run, but the show will play its final performance on Sunday, Sept. 3, 20…

SOURCE: Variety at 09:00AM
Thursday, February 23, 2023

JoJo to Make Broadway Debut in ‘Moulin Rouge’ by Rebecca Rubin

JoJo, the singer of bops from the early aughts like “Leave (Get Out)” and “Too Little Too Late,” is making her Broadway debut as Satine in “Moulin Rouge! The Musical.” She will t…

SOURCE: Variety at 11:34AM
Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Ben Platt Denounces Anti-Semitic Protesters at ‘Parade’ on Broadway by Rebecca Rubin

Ben Platt is speaking out against the anti-semitic protestors who gathered outside the first preview performance of Broadway’s revival of “Parade,” a musical about the true story of th…

SOURCE: Variety at 09:54AM
Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Laurie Metcalf and Tatiana Maslany to Star in Thriller ‘Grey House’ on Broadway by Rebecca Rubin

Laurie Metcalf and Tatiana Maslany will share the stage in the upcoming Broadway play “Grey House.” Joe Mantello, the Tony-winning director of “Wicked,” “Take Me Out” and “As…

SOURCE: Variety at 12:00PM
Tuesday, February 7, 2023

‘La La Land’ Musical to Open on Broadway by Rebecca Rubin

The City of Stars is heading to the Great White Way. The Oscar-winning musical “La La Land” is being adapted as a stage show, with plans to open on Broadway at an undetermined date. The …

SOURCE: Variety at 12:00PM
Tuesday, December 20, 2022

‘Funny Girl’ With Lea Michele Breaks a Broadway Box Office Record by Rebecca Rubin

Lea Michele is officially the greatest star. “Funny Girl,” the once-struggling musical revival, has been selling strong and broke the all-time box office record at Broadway’s August Wi…

SOURCE: Variety at 11:18AM
Friday, December 2, 2022

Britney Spears Musical ‘Once Upon a One More Time’ Sets Broadway Debut by Rebecca Rubin

“Once Upon a One More Time,” a musical powered by the discography of Britney Spears, is coming to Broadway in 2023. The show will begin previews at Broadway’s Marquis Theatre ahead of …

SOURCE: Variety at 09:00AM
Thursday, December 1, 2022

Aaron Tveit Returning to Broadway’s ‘Moulin Rouge’ in 2023 by Rebecca Rubin

Broadway darling Aaron Tveit is returning to Broadway in January, reprising his Tony-winning role as Christian in “Moulin Rouge! The Musical.” But don’t get too excited, chickens. Tvei…

SOURCE: Variety at 12:34PM
Friday, November 25, 2022

Agatha Christie‘s Legendary Play ’The Mousetrap’ Coming to Broadway in 2023 by Rebecca Rubin

Agatha Christie’s landmark thriller “The Mousetrap” is the longest-running play in the world, yet it’s never been staged on the Great White Way. That’s about to change as the show …

SOURCE: Variety at 11:00AM
Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Jessica Chastain to Star in Broadway Play ‘A Doll’s House’ by Rebecca Rubin

Jessica Chastain will return to Broadway to star in “A Doll’s House,” a modern version of Henrik Ibsen’s landmark play. Jamie Lloyd (“Betrayal,” “Cyrano de Bergerac”) is dire…

SOURCE: Variety at 09:21AM
Monday, November 14, 2022

‘Shucked,’ Musical Comedy With Songs by Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally, Heads to Broadway by Rebecca Rubin

“Shucked,” a musical comedy featuring songs by Grammy winners Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally, will open on Broadway in the spring. The show will play at the Nederlander Theatre with pre…

SOURCE: Variety at 03:32PM
Monday, November 7, 2022

‘The Music Man’ With Hugh Jackman Extends Broadway Run by Rebecca Rubin

Hugh Jackman isn’t leaving River City just yet. “The Music Man” is extending its Broadway run and will now play its “positively final performance” on Jan. 15, 2023. The hit musical…

SOURCE: Variety at 09:26AM