Thursday, December 8, 2022

‘The Music Man’ breaks all-time Red Bucket fundraising record for Broadway Cares  by Caitlin Hornik

During its fall fundraising season, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS raised a total of $5,107,79. The Broadway production of “The Music Man” raised $2,002,612 alone, thanks to nightly a…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 12:53AM
Wednesday, December 7, 2022

A.R.T./NY appoints Talia Corren as new co-executive director by Caitlin Hornik

The Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York has appointed Talia Corren as the new co-executive director. Corren joins Risa Shoup in the shared role. A.R.T./NY has more than 520 member theater…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 06:15PM

‘The Broadway Show’: ‘Some Like It Hot’ writers Matthew López and Amber Ruffin on what actually makes comedy today by Caitlin Hornik

Tony Award winner Matthew López and comedian and talk show host Amber Ruffin have teamed up to deliver a new musical version of “Some Like It Hot” that focuses on the funny. In the late…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 05:57PM

‘Good Night, Oscar’ announces complete principal casting by Ruthie Fierberg

Doug Wright’s new play “Good Night, Oscar” has announced its full principal cast for Broadway. The production is set to play a strictly limited engagement at the Belasco Theatre, begin…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 12:42PM

‘Bad Cinderella’ announces full cast by Ruthie Fierberg

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Bad Cinderella” has announced complete casting for its upcoming Broadway production, which is scheduled to begin previews on Feb. 17 ahead of an opening night on…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 11:30AM

Museum of Broadway to offer senior and student tickets by Ruthie Fierberg

The newly opened Museum of Broadway, located in Times Square, has announced the offering of senior and student rates for entry. Seniors, ages 65 and over, will be able to purchase timed entr…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 09:19AM

‘KPOP’ to close on Dec. 11 — final performance to include AAPI community talkback  by Caitlin Hornik

“KPOP” will play its final performance on Dec. 11. The new musical, which officially opened on Nov. 27 at the Circle in the Square Theatre, will have played 44 previews and 17 regular pe…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 12:53AM
Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Broadway box office dips during post-Thanksgiving week by Caitlin Hornik

After a soaring Thanksgiving-holiday week, Broadway’s box office fell but still managed to stay above $33 million. For the week ending Dec. 4, the 35 Broadway productions running grossed $…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 04:04PM

‘Into the Woods’ announces national tour by Ruthie Fierberg

The current Broadway revival of “Into the Woods” will embark on a limited-engagement tour across the U.S. after concluding its run at the St. James Theatre on Jan. 8. The tour will begin…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 08:25AM
Monday, December 5, 2022

New musical featuring songs and story of Diane Warren in development by Caitlin Hornik

A new bio-musical about hit songwriter Diane Warren is currently in development: “Obsessed, The Story of Diane Warren … so far.” The new musical about the Grammy–, Emmy– and Golden…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 05:22PM

Pulitzer Prize-winning ‘Fat Ham’ to open on Broadway in 2023 by Caitlin Hornik

“Fat Ham” by James Ijames will open on Broadway this spring. Previews are set to begin on March 21 with an official opening night scheduled for April 12, at the American Airlines Theatre…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 12:00PM

Time has sharpened ‘Ain’t No Mo’ ’s points and edges by Brittani Samuel

My dearest Black sisters, brothers and ”those that don’t give a damn,” I regret to inform you that we have lost our right to complain. “Brother ‘Righttocomplain,’” that is. He …

SOURCE: Broadway News at 12:28AM
Sunday, December 4, 2022

‘KPOP’ to release original Broadway cast recording by Caitlin Hornik

The new Broadway musical “KPOP” is set to release an original cast album on Feb. 24, 2023. Produced by Harvey Mason jr. for Sony Masterworks Broadway, the album features music, lyrics, m…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 09:29PM

In Broadway’s ‘A Beautiful Noise’ the music is more interesting than the man by Brittani Samuel

By now, fans of Neil Diamond know that the man is from New York. He references the city in a string of time-held hits like “New York Boy,” “Brooklyn Roads” and “I Am…I Said.” I…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 08:31PM
Friday, December 2, 2022

‘Once Upon a One More Time,’ new musical featuring Britney Spears songs, to open on Broadway by Ruthie Fierberg

“Once Upon a One More Time” is headed to Broadway. The new musical will begin previews on May 13 ahead of an official opening of June 22 at the Marquis Theatre. “Once Upon a One More T…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 09:56AM
Thursday, December 1, 2022

Town Hall executive director Lawrence Zucker to step down after 44 years by Caitlin Hornik

Lawrence Zucker will step down as executive director of Town Hall at the end of the year. Zucker joined the leadership team at Town Hall in 1978 and guided the venue through a significant re…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 10:56PM

New adaptation of ‘The Great Gatsby’ in development by Caitlin Hornik

A new adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel “The Great Gatsby” is in development, led by Korean producer Chunsoo Shin. The production, which aims to land on Broadway, will feature …

SOURCE: Broadway News at 07:12PM

Actors’ Equity and Broadway League reach tentative contract agreement by Ruthie Fierberg

On Dec. 1, Actors’ Equity Association and The Broadway League announced that the two entities have come to a tentative agreement on the new production contract which governs Broadway and s…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 05:56PM

‘The Wiz’ to return to Broadway following new national tour by Caitlin Hornik

Following a brand new national tour “The Wiz” will return to Broadway in 2024 for a limited engagement. The tour of this reimagined revival will launch from Baltimore, Maryland, in the f…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 05:51PM

Aaron Tveit will return to ‘Moulin Rouge!’ for a limited engagement by Ruthie Fierberg

Aaron Tveit, who originated the role of Christian in “Moulin Rouge! The Musical,” will reprise his performance for a 12-week limited engagement at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre beginning on …

SOURCE: Broadway News at 12:18PM

Frank Sinatra bio-musical in development by Ruthie Fierberg

A new musical about the life and career of singer Frank Sinatra is currently in the works. The project is being developed by Universal Music Group in association with Tina Sinatra (Frank Sin…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 09:04AM
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

‘The Broadway Show’: Wendell Pierce on why the casting of this ‘Death of a Salesman’ revival is ‘instrumental’ to its success by Caitlin Hornik

This season, for the first time on Broadway, Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman” is led by a Black family. In the latest episode of “The Broadway Show with Tamsen Fadal,” Wendell…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 05:35PM

What Trevor Noah’s Black Theater Night talkback revealed about ‘A Strange Loop’ by Ruthie Fierberg

Broadway’s “A Strange Loop” packed the Lyceum Theatre for a celebratory Black Theater Night on Nov. 29, followed by a talkback moderated by notable host and comedian Trevor Noah. Black…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 04:44PM

‘Between Riverside and Crazy’ cancels first preview by Caitlin Hornik

The first Broadway preview of Stephen Adly Guirgis’ play “Between Riverside and Crazy” has been canceled. Previews were scheduled to begin at the Hayes Theatre on Nov. 30, but will now…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 02:22PM
Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Thanksgiving weekend propels box office to best week since 2019 by Caitlin Hornik

Broadway had its best week since December 2019, likely due to the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, as two musicals experienced their highest-grossing weeks ever. For the week ending Nov. 27, th…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 11:09PM

Parent Artist Advocacy League’s annual summit begins Nov. 30 by Ruthie Fierberg

The Parent Artist Advocacy League for Arts and Media (PAAL) hosts its fourth annual summit from Nov. 30-Dec. 3 on the theme “Gentle Work. Specific Care.” Presented by PAAL, alongside par…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 04:50PM

‘Phantom of the Opera’ delays closing by Ruthie Fierberg

Broadway’s “Phantom of the Opera” has delayed its closing to April 16, producer Cameron Mackintosh has announced. The longest-running show in Broadway history, “Phantom” had previo…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 01:33PM

Jessica Chastain-led ‘Doll’s House’ announces Broadway theater and dates by Ruthie Fierberg

Director Jamie Lloyd’s new production of “A Doll’s House,” starring Jessica Chastain, has set a first-preview date of Feb. 13 ahead of a March 9 opening night at the Hudson Theatre. …

SOURCE: Broadway News at 10:54AM
Monday, November 28, 2022

Mariah Carey joins producing team of ‘Some Like It Hot’ by Ruthie Fierberg

Grammy Award-winning recording artist Mariah Carey has signed on as a co-producer of the new Broadway musical “Some Like It Hot,” based on the 1959 film of the same name. Currently in pr…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 02:00PM

Andrew Lloyd Webber launches new musical theater venture by Ruthie Fierberg

Composer and producer Andrew Lloyd Webber and producer Michael Harrison have announced their partnership in a new musical theatre venture known as Lloyd Webber Harrison Musicals. The company…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 01:15PM

Nicole Kidman makes $100,000 donation to Broadway Cares at ‘The Music Man’ by Ruthie Fierberg

At the Nov. 26 evening performance of “The Music Man,” audience member and Oscar-winning actor Nicole Kidman pledged $100,000 to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS during the post-curtain…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 11:59AM

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