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Monday, January 30, 2023

Complete casting announced for ‘Parade’ by Ruthie Fierberg

Producers of “Parade” have announced full casting for the upcoming revival, which will begin preview performances on Feb. 21 ahead of a March 16 opening night at the Bernard B. Jacobs Th…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 09:20AM
Sunday, January 29, 2023

‘How to Dance in Ohio’ producers offer free day of accessibility education to industry professionals by Ruthie Fierberg

Producers Ben Holtzman, Sammy Lopez and Fiona Rudin, also known as P3 Productions, are offering a free day of professional development on anti-ableism and inclusivity called Accessibility Da…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 10:51PM
Thursday, January 26, 2023

Situation Group launches new digital-transformation initiative by Ruthie Fierberg

Broadway News has learned exclusively that Situation Group, a leading digital-marketing agency in the Broadway space, has launched a new business initiative called The Hatch Program.  Bille…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 09:56AM
Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Marianne Elliott-helmed ‘Company’ to launch North American tour by Ruthie Fierberg

Producers of the Tony Award-winning revival of “Company” have announced that the musical will tour North America during the 2023-2024 season. The production will launch at the Fisher The…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 01:37PM
Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Outer Critics Circle Awards announces 2023 dates and genderless acting categories by Ruthie Fierberg

The Outer Critics Circle (OCC) has announced that the 72nd annual Outer Critics Circle Awards will take place on May 25 at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Nominations wi…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 10:05AM

Broadway’s Stephanie Hsu, Brian Tyree Henry among 2023 Oscar nominees  by Ruthie Fierberg

Riz Ahmed and Allison Williams announced the nominees for the 95th annual Academy Awards on Jan. 24. Among those recognized with nominations were a number of Broadway stars.  Angela Bassett…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 10:01AM

Gary Perez joins cast of ‘Between Riverside and Crazy’ by Ruthie Fierberg

In the final weeks of Broadway’s “Between Riverside and Crazy,” Gary Perez has stepped into the cast as Lieutenant Caro; he began on Jan. 20. Perez replaced Michael Rispoli, who exited…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 09:59AM
Monday, January 23, 2023

‘Camelot’ announces full casting by Ruthie Fierberg

Lincoln Center Theater has announced the full cast for its upcoming revival of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s “Camelot.” In addition to the previously announced Andrew Burnap, P…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 12:34PM
Thursday, January 19, 2023

Kenny Leon to helm reading of developing musical ‘In the Mood’ by Ruthie Fierberg

Tony Award-winning director Kenny Leon will direct an industry reading of the new musical “In the Mood” later this month. The musical features a book by Karen Hartman and a score of big …

SOURCE: Broadway News at 09:10AM
Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Elena Chang named managing director of EDI initiatives at Theatre Communications Group by Ruthie Fierberg

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has announced that Elena Chang has been promoted to the newly created position of managing director of EDI initiatives. In the role, Chang will supervise t…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 04:41PM
Friday, January 13, 2023

‘Kimberly Akimbo’ to release original cast recording by Ruthie Fierberg

An original cast album of Broadway’s “Kimberly Akimbo” will be released by Ghostlight Records in digital and streaming formats. The recording will drop on Feb. 14 and is available for …

SOURCE: Broadway News at 11:57AM
Thursday, January 12, 2023

White Cherry Entertainment to produce Tony Awards through 2026 by Ruthie Fierberg

Tony Awards Productions has announced that it has renewed its contract with White Cherry Entertainment, which will continue to serve as the production team for the Broadway awards ceremony t…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 12:23PM

Applications open for Theatre Producers of Color’s ‘Producing 101’ program by Ruthie Fierberg

Theatre Producers of Color (TPOC) has announced the third year of its annual educational program “Producing 101.” Applications are now open to aspiring producers; the deadline to submit …

SOURCE: Broadway News at 08:55AM
Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Broadway names win big at 2023 Golden Globes by Ruthie Fierberg

Hollywood gathered at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles on Jan. 10 to celebrate the 80th annual Golden Globe Awards. Though the night is known for honoring the best in film and television, t…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 09:46AM
Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Samuel L. Jackson out of ‘Piano Lesson’ Jan. 11-14 by Ruthie Fierberg

According to a Telecharge customer service email obtained by Broadway News, “Piano Lesson” star Samuel L. Jackson will not take the stage during the performances from Jan. 11-14.  The n…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 01:27PM

‘Funny Girl’ will embark on a North American tour by Ruthie Fierberg

Sonia Friedman Productions, Scott Landis, David Babani and NETworks Presentations have announced a North American tour of “Funny Girl,” scheduled to launch in fall 2023. The tour will of…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 01:23PM

Actors’ Equity launches pilot program to continue video principal auditions by Ruthie Fierberg

In an email to members of Actors’ Equity Association on Jan. 9, the union highlighted the start of a pilot program for Equity Principal Auditions (EPAs) and Equity Principal Interviews (EP…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 09:11AM
Monday, January 9, 2023

Coalition for a Better Times Square releases statement about Broadway’s January closings by Ruthie Fierberg

On Friday, Jan. 6, the Coalition for a Better Times Square released a statement about the current status of the economic rebound of the Manhattan neighborhood since the COVID-19 pandemic and…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 05:33PM
Sunday, January 8, 2023

‘Between Riverside and Crazy’ cancels Jan. 8 performance by Ruthie Fierberg

Second Stage’s production of “Between Riverside and Crazy” canceled its Jan. 8 matinée. As of publication, press representatives had not yet responded to request for comment regarding…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 10:59PM
Friday, January 6, 2023

Alex Brightman will return to ‘Beetlejuice’ for final performances by Ruthie Fierberg

Actor Alex Brightman will return to the title role of Broadway’s “Beetlejuice” as the musical enters its closing weekend. As previously reported, Brightman sustained a concussion durin…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 11:38AM

League of Live Stream Theater launched by two theater and tech entrepreneurs by Ruthie Fierberg

Co-founders Jim Augustine and Oren Michels have announced the establishment of the all-new League of Live Stream Theater (LOLST), a nonprofit service intended to bring Broadway and regional …

SOURCE: Broadway News at 09:29AM
Thursday, January 5, 2023

‘Sweeney Todd’ announces full casting by Ruthie Fierberg

Full casting has been announced for the upcoming revival of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.” Newly announced company members includ…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 10:49AM

Sonya Balsara will take over as Jasmine in Broadway’s ‘Aladdin’ by Ruthie Fierberg

Beginning on Jan. 19, Sonya Balsara will assume the role of Jasmine in the Disney musical “Aladdin.” Balsara will replace Shoba Narayan, who will play her final performance on Jan. 15. B…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 09:56AM
Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Applications open for NYC casino bids; Times Square location could be in the cards by Ruthie Fierberg

On Jan. 3, the New York Gaming Facility Board unanimously voted to issue a request for applications for up to three new casinos in New York State.  Applications will be for the license to b…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 06:35PM

‘Between Riverside and Crazy’ cancels performances Jan. 4 and 5 by Ruthie Fierberg

The Broadway play “Between Riverside and Crazy” has canceled performances for Jan. 4 and 5 due to an exposure to COVID-19. Ticketholders should contact their point of purchase. Performan…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 11:34AM
Tuesday, January 3, 2023

American Girl’s latest doll showcases Broadway  by Ruthie Fierberg

Premium toy brand American Girl has announced its 2023 “Girl of the Year”: Kavi Sharma. The newest doll in the American Girl canon, Kavi, who debuted on December 29, 2022, is the first G…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 05:49PM

President Biden signs budget bill increasing spending for National Endowment for the Arts by Ruthie Fierberg

On December 29, 2022, President Biden signed a $1.7 trillion spending bill into law for fiscal year 2023. The spending package includes an increase of $27 million over the previous fiscal ye…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 04:56PM

Understudies continue in title role during final week of ‘Beetlejuice’ by Ruthie Fierberg

In its last week of performances on Broadway, “Beetlejuice” is featuring understudies in the musical’s title role. Covers Will Blum and Elliott Mattox have been playing the undead demo…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 04:51PM

‘A Doll’s House’ announces complete cast and creative team by Ruthie Fierberg

Producers of the upcoming Broadway mounting of “A Doll’s House” have announced its full cast. Newly announced company members include Tony and Emmy Award nominee Arian Moayed as Torval…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 11:12AM
Friday, December 23, 2022

‘Come From Away’ music supervisor Ian Eisendrath is the man behind the music — now he brings his skills to movie musicals like ‘Spirited’ by Ruthie Fierberg

Will Ferrell walks down the long hallway of a hospital on the set of his original movie musical “Spirited,” performing Benj Pasek and Justin Paul’s original song “Unredeemable.” It…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 06:04PM

‘The Collaboration’ will resume on Dec. 26 by Ruthie Fierberg

Manhattan Theatre Club’s production of “The Collaboration” will resume performances on Dec. 26. The play, which stars Paul Bettany as Andy Warhol and Jeremy Pope as Jean-Michel Basquia…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 11:17AM

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