All stories by Ryan McPhee on BroadwayStars

Friday, October 18, 2019

Norm Lewis, Sierra Boggess, More to Perform at Manhattan Theatre Club Benefit by Ryan McPhee

The Little Mermaid and Phantom of the Opera duo will reunite at the November 11 event.

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Krystal Joy Brown to Join Broadway’s Hamilton by Ryan McPhee

The stage veteran returns to the Great White Way to play Eliza.

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Gavin Creel, James Monroe Iglehart, More Join Disney on Broadway 25th Anniversary Celebration by Ryan McPhee

Proceeds from the concert will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

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On Site Opera to Bring Amahl and the Night Visitors to an NYC Soup Kitchen by Ryan McPhee

The reimagining of Gian Carlo Menotti’s one-act opera will play at Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen December 4-8.

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TV Adaptation of SpongeBob SquarePants Musical Will Air on Nickelodeon by Ryan McPhee

Much of the original Broadway cast, including Tony nominees Ethan Slater and Gavin Lee, will reprise their performances for the small screen.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Lempicka Musical Will Play La Jolla Playhouse by Ryan McPhee

Hadestown Tony winner Rachel Chavkin directs, following the show's 2018 world premiere at Williamstown Theatre Festival.

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Manik Choksi, Tom Nelis, More to Star in World Premiere of Dave Malloy's Moby-Dick Musical by Ryan McPhee

The musical, directed by Tony winner Rachel Chavkin, will play Massachusetts' American Repertory Theater beginning December 3.

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Tim Sanford to Step Down as Playwrights Horizons Artistic Director by Ryan McPhee

Current Associate Artistic Director Adam Greenfield will take the reins of the Off-Broadway company.

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Watch Christina Bianco Sing ‘People’ Before Starring in Paris Bow of Funny Girl by Ryan McPhee

The stage favorite will take on the role of Fanny Brice in the Théâtre Marigny production beginning November 7.

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Saturday, October 12, 2019

Tina: The Tina Turner Musical Begins on Broadway October 12 by Ryan McPhee

Tony and Olivier Award nominee Adrienne Warren takes on the rock-and-roll superstar in the musical.

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Sarah Ruhl to Pen Memoir About Life With Bell's Palsy by Ryan McPhee

Smile will explore the playwright's decade-long journey after being diagnosed with the condition.

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Michael Jackson Musical, Now Titled MJ, Sets Broadway Dates and Theatre by Ryan McPhee

The musical features a book by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage.

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Al Roker Will Return to Broadway's Waitress by Ryan McPhee

The musical, currently starring Jordin Sparks, continues at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre through January 5, 2020.

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Adrienne Warren, Phyllida Lloyd, and More on ‘Bringing Tina Turner Home’ by Ryan McPhee

The stars and creative team of Tina: The Tina Turner Musical discuss the music icon ahead of their Broadway bow.

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Dove Cameron on Singing The Light in the Piazza, Finding Clara’s Sunlight, and Cuddling With Renée Fleming by Ryan McPhee

The Disney Channel favorite makes her Los Angeles Opera debut as Clara Johnson in the Adam Guettel and Craig Lucas musical.

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Kennedy Center's 2019 Broadway Center Stage Season Kicks Off With Footloose October 9 by Ryan McPhee

The staging stars J. Quinton Johnson, Isabelle McCalla, Michael Park, Rebecca Luker, and Judy Kuhn.

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Annilese Miskimmon Named English National Opera’s New Artistic Director by Ryan McPhee

The director comes to the London company after serving as director of opera at Norwegian National Opera & Ballet.

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Monday, October 7, 2019

Grosses Analysis: David Byrne Rocks Broadway as American Utopia Begins Performances by Ryan McPhee

The theatrical concert plays the Hudson Theatre after a recent Boston engagement.

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Catch Auli'i Cravalho, Queen Latifah, and More in The Little Mermaid Live! Teaser Trailer by Ryan McPhee

The live presentation will air November 5 on ABC.

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Sunday, October 6, 2019

Harvey Fierstein Revives His Downtown Torch Song Trilogy Sensibility for Off-Broadway’s Bella Bella by Ryan McPhee

The Tony Award winner writes and stars in this emotional story about Bella Abzug—the would’ve-been first female U.S. Senator and dear friend.

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Saturday, October 5, 2019

How Howards End Led Matthew Lopez to Write His Unapologetically Gay Magnum Opus The Inheritance by Ryan McPhee

Having won the Olivier for Best New Play, Lopez shepherds his two-part play to the Broadway.

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Friday, October 4, 2019

Get a Glimpse of Katrina Lenk as Bobbie in Broadway Revival of Company by Ryan McPhee

The Tony Award winner will headline the new, gender-bent version of the Stephen Sondheim musical.

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Tony Award Winner and Oscar Nominee Diahann Carroll Dies at 84 by Ryan McPhee

The No Strings and Julia star was the first black woman to win the Tony for Best Actress in a Musical.

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Watch Mean Girls Star Reneé Rapp Sing ‘World Burn’ in New Music Video by Ryan McPhee

The Jimmy Award winner stars as queen bee Regina George in the Broadway musical.

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Thursday, October 3, 2019

Jasmine Cephas Jones Will Star in Blindspotting TV Series by Ryan McPhee

The Off-Broadway-bound actor reprises her work from the film by fellow Hamilton alum Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal.

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Plácido Domingo Resigns From Los Angeles Opera Amid Harassment Investigations by Ryan McPhee

The opera star has served as general director of the West Coast company since 2003 and was slated to sing the Duke of Nottingham in Roberto Devereux this season.

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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

5 Unforgettable Performances From the Late, Never ‘Pigeonholed’ Jessye Norman by Ryan McPhee

The operatic soprano, who showcased a mastery of myriad styles throughout her career, died September 30.

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Sunday, September 29, 2019

Judy Standout Jessie Buckley on Playing Judy Garland's Guardian Angel, Bonding With Renée Zellweger, More by Ryan McPhee

The Wild Rose and Chernobyl alum takes on the role of Garland's one-time production assistant and confidant Rosalyn Wilder in the new biopic.

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Thursday, September 26, 2019

Tony Winners Christine Baranski and Cynthia Nixon to Star in HBO’s The Gilded Age by Ryan McPhee

The drama hails from Tony nominee and Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes.

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Mare Winningham, Marc Kudisch, Jeannette Bayardelle, More to Reprise Roles in Bob Dylan Musical Girl From the North Country on Broadway by Ryan McPhee

The musical will begin performances in February 2020 at the Belasco Theatre.

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Erika Jayne to Make Broadway Debut in Chicago by Ryan McPhee

The performer and TV personality will play Roxie Hart.

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