Friday, February 14, 2020

A Look at Musicals That Feature America’s Presidents by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Presidents’ Day, February 17, is on the horizon. This national holiday is a tribute to and remembrance of the men who have helmed the Executive Branch of our government. Often, these leade…

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How I Learned to Drive Announces Full Company by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The Broadway-bound revival of Paula Vogel’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play How I Learned to Drive, courtesy of Manhattan Theatre Club, will open at Broadway’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on …

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Sing Street Releases Debut Single and Announces Cast Album by Kayleigh McClean For Broadway Direct

Sing Street is giving audiences a preview of the show’s score ahead of its Broadway premiere with the release of its debut single, “Up”. You can find the single here. Described by Ente…

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

Mrs. Doubtfire Cast Announced by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The musical comedy Mrs. Doubtfire will begin performances at Broadway’s Stephen Sondheim Theatre on March 9, 2020, with an official opening night scheduled for April 5, 2020. Under the dir…

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Glee Alum Lindsay Pearce to Defy Gravity in Wicked by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Actress Lindsay Pearce first gained international recognition when she achieved second place on the television reality series The Glee Project. Among her competitive songs on the program was…

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5 Questions With Adrianna Hicks of SIX by Kayleigh McClean For Broadway Direct

Adrianna Hicks may be starring as Catherine of Aragon in the upcoming Broadway production of SIX, but rather than suffering the fate Henry VIII’s wives, she’s thriving. “It changes my …

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Bookfilter’s February 2020 Pick of the Month by Michael Giltz For Broadway Direct

Every month, BookFilter picks the best new theater book, exclusively for Broadway Direct readers. Dancing Man By Bob Avian With Tom Santopietro $28, University Press of Mississippi Out now H…

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The Best Beers Bubbling Over Broadway by Leigh Scheps For Broadway Direct

The Broadway community is a spirited one — and they love spirits as well. After all, Lola asks Joe Hardy in Damn Yankees, “Isn’t it just like a cold beer on hot day?” Here’s a roun…

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Disney Star Sabrina Carpenter Joins Mean Girls by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Multifaceted Disney star Sabrina Carpenter is joining the Broadway production of Mean Girls. Best known for her recurring role on the teen comedy Girl Meets World, Carpenter will make her Br…

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SIX Lottery Announced by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The eagerly anticipated musical SIX is making its way to Broadway this spring, with previews set to begin on Thursday, February 13 toward a March 12, 2020 opening. As performances are poised…

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Monday, February 10, 2020

How Sing Street Champions Young Voices for the Stage by Elysa Gardner For Broadway Direct

Boy meets girl, boy forms rock group to impress girl, boy and girl embark on journeys of self-discovery, accompanied by friends and bandmates and exuberant song and dance. Welcome to Sing St…

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John Carney and Gary Clark on Writing Sing Street‘s Energetic Music by Elysa Gardner For Broadway Direct

If you’re wondering how John Carney and Gary Clark collaborated to craft songs for Sing Street — the music-packed 2016 film that became an acclaimed Off-Broadway musical and arrives on B…

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Behind the Scenes of Sing Street on Broadway by Broadway Direct

Go behind the scenes with Sing Street as they film their first music video. Previews on Broadway begin March 26! Dublin, 1982. Everyone is out of work. Thousands are seeking bluer skies acro…

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Friday, February 7, 2020

Musical 13 Being Adapted for Netflix by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The 2008 Broadway musical 13, with a score by Jason Robert Brown (Parade, The Bridges of Madison County) and a book by Dan Elish and Robert Horne, is the latest theatrical piece to be Netfli…

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February Horoscopes: Which Broadway Cast Album Should You Listen To? by Kayleigh McClean For Broadway Direct

Valentine’s Day, Mercury in retrograde, and a transition into dreamy Pisces season; the stars have a busy month in store this February. As the spotlight fades on Aquarians, Pisceans take c…

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A Look at the Broadway Stars Heading to the 2020 Oscars by Kayleigh McClean For Broadway Direct

Theater fans may have to wait until June for the Tony Awards, but they’ll be able to catch some of their favorite Broadway faces on television this Sunday at the Oscars. It’s often said …

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Broadway in Hollywood: 2020-2021 Season, Moulin Rouge! to Premiere by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The red windmill may have just started turning at Broadway’s Al Hirschfeld Theatre last summer, but Moulin Rouge! The Musical is already promising an exciting life beyond New York City. Th…

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Bookfilter’s Winter 2020 Theater Book Roundup by Michael Giltz For Broadway Direct

Your favorite source for theater news and features chooses the best theater books ready to take their bow. In the winter, theater catches its breath. Schools all across the country did their…

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James Lapine on Masterminding Flying Over Sunset‘s Musical Trip by Kathy Henderson For Broadway Direct

In a Broadway-musical landscape that skews heavily toward movie adaptations and jukebox shows, the arrival of an original musical written and directed by three-time Tony Award winner James L…

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Monday, February 3, 2020

Year Three of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Cast Announced by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The wizards, witches, and the Hogwarts Academy itself continue to cast their spell at the Lyric Theatre as producers of the two-part hit play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child announced the …

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Original Broadway Cast of Hamilton to Reprise Roles on the Big Screen by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The Broadway phenomenon Hamilton, the Tony Award–winning Best Musical of 2016 and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, has become one of the most sought-after tickets in Broadway history. Now the…

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Monday, January 27, 2020

Rob McClure on Becoming Mrs. Doubtfire in the Brilliant New Broadway Musical by Kathy Henderson For Broadway Direct

Humor, heart, and a larger-than-life heroine: Sift those ingredients together with a lively original score, and the result is Mrs. Doubtfire, one of the most anticipated new musicals of the …

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Mrs. Doubtfire on Broadway by Broadway Direct

Help is on the way, dear! See Mrs. Doubtfire on Broadway beginning previews March 9th. The post Mrs. Doubtfire on Broadway appeared first on Broadway Direct.

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Meet the Musical Comedy Expert Bringing Mrs. Doubtfire to Broadway by Gordon Cox For Broadway Direct

If you’re making a musical comedy of Mrs. Doubtfire, the comedy half of the equation is guaranteed. The hilarious setup of the story — a man dresses up as a Scottish nanny so he can see …

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BroadwayHD Announces February Offerings by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

With the dreary weather and cold temperatures upon us, don’t let the gloom of winter get you down. BroadwayHD, the premiere streaming platform for all things theatre, has plenty to brighte…

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Hadestown Wins Grammy for “Best Musical Theater Album” by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

On January 26, 2020, the best and brightest of the music industry were celebrated at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards. The Broadway community is always on the edge of its seat to learn which re…

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Friday, January 24, 2020

The Phantom of the Opera: History and Facts Infographic by Broadway Direct

Now in its 31st year, The Phantom of the Opera is the Broadway musical all others are measured against. The timeless story, the unforgettable score, an undeniable obsession that could neve…

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Caroline, or Change Announces Complete Cast by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Caroline, or Change, the revival of the 2004 Broadway musical readying to open on Broadway on April 7, 2020, has announced a complete cast. The musical, which will begin preview performances…

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Mean Girls Musical Headed For The Screen by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Mean Girls, the twelve-time Tony-nominated musical, has officially recouped on its capitalization and appears to be headed for the big screen. Producers of the hit musical announced today th…

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Watch Now: SIX on Broadway by Broadway Direct

Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived. From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, the SIX wives of Henry VIII take the mic to remix five hundred years of historical heartbreak int…

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

The Karate Kid Will Receive Musical Adaptation for Broadway by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The popular 80s film The Karate Kid hit the screens in 1984, where it became one of the decade’s most beloved films, an inspirational tale about overcoming one’s fears, taking on the bul…

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