Friday, September 29, 2023

The Broadway Review: Clearing the fog from ‘Melissa Etheridge: My Window’ by Brittani Samuel

Melissa Etheridge’s self-penned show is full of luster, vulnerability and pride — so full it almost aches for an editor.

SOURCE: Broadway News at 09:00AM
Thursday, September 28, 2023

‘Some Like It Hot’ announces closing by Broadway News

The most-Tony-nominated new musical took home four awards at the 2023 ceremony.

SOURCE: Broadway News at 10:48PM

‘Jaja’s African Hair Braiding’ announces extension and talkback series by Ruthie Fierberg

The Manhattan Theatre Club production will play for an extra week.

SOURCE: Broadway News at 06:21PM

Will Swenson to depart ‘A Beautiful Noise’ by Ruthie Fierberg

The actor plays an early-career version of Neil Diamond in the new musical.

SOURCE: Broadway News at 06:12PM

Thomas Schumacher to shift role at Disney Theatrical Group; announces successors by Ruthie Fierberg

As Schumacher transitions to a solely creative role, Andrew Flatt and Anne Quart will spearhead operations.

SOURCE: Broadway News at 06:09PM

The Broadway Review: ‘Purlie Victorious’ delivers a masterful sermon on satire by Brittani Samuel

The revival of Ossie Davis’ killingly funny and perceptive 1961 play is as close to Biblical scripture as Black theater gets.

SOURCE: Broadway News at 09:22AM

Exclusive: ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ announces October giveaways, illusion demonstrations and more by Ruthie Fierberg

To celebrate Halloween, the Broadway production will offer special gifts and programming every Tuesday in October.

SOURCE: Broadway News at 09:00AM
Wednesday, September 27, 2023

John Kilgore Sound and Recording to become Renaissance Recording under new leadership by Ruthie Fierberg

A tentpole recording studio behind multiple Broadway cast albums, Renaissance will continue with a trio of new owners.

SOURCE: Broadway News at 04:26PM

Caesar Samayoa and more complete the cast of ‘How to Dance in Ohio’ by Ruthie Fierberg

The new musical is set to begin performances in November.

SOURCE: Broadway News at 03:14PM

Juilliard’s MFA in acting will be tuition-free beginning fall 2024 by Ruthie Fierberg

Donations from Stephanie and Carter McClelland and John Gore have made the change possible.

SOURCE: Broadway News at 12:34PM
Tuesday, September 26, 2023

David Byrne, Clint Ramos and more to take part in ‘Here Lies Love’ post-show talkback by Ruthie Fierberg

The conversation will take place after a one-night-only benefit performance of the musical.

SOURCE: Broadway News at 06:00PM

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Phylicia Rashad, Senator Klobuchar to brief members of congress on state of American nonprofit theater by Ruthie Fierberg

Presenters also plan to introduce a legislative proposal to increase nonprofit funding.

SOURCE: Broadway News at 05:34PM

‘Merrily We Roll Along’ dominates in first week of previews as overall Broadway box office holds by Ruthie Fierberg

For the week ending Sept. 24, the 26 currently running shows grossed $22,442,339.

SOURCE: Broadway News at 03:50PM

TDF announces autism-friendly performances for 2023-2024 season by Ruthie Fierberg

The nonprofit will offer access to adjusted performances of three Broadway shows.

SOURCE: Broadway News at 03:44PM

Taran Killam will be Sir Lancelot in ‘Spamalot’ by Ruthie Fierberg

The “Hamilton” alum will open the revival before Alex Brightman takes over.

SOURCE: Broadway News at 01:09PM
Monday, September 25, 2023

‘The Wiz’ sets dates and venue for Broadway return by Andy Lefkowitz

The musical revival will open in spring of 2024.

SOURCE: Broadway News at 09:49AM

How the national ‘Arts for EveryBody’ initiative could change the theatrical ecosystem by Ruthie Fierberg

Tony Award nominee Lear deBessonet with Nataki Garrett and Clyde Valentin launch the Federal Theatre Project-inspired program that could reverberate to regionals and Broadway.

SOURCE: Broadway News at 07:00AM
Sunday, September 24, 2023
Saturday, September 23, 2023

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group appoints James McKnight as new CEO by Caitlin Hornik

McKnight will assume the role officially in December.

SOURCE: Broadway News at 05:14PM
Friday, September 22, 2023

André Bishop to step down as producing artistic director of Lincoln Center Theater by Caitlin Hornik

Bishop will depart the organization at the end of the 2024-2025 season.

SOURCE: Broadway News at 03:54PM

What happened inside Mayor Adams’ inaugural meeting of the Live Performance Industry Council by Ruthie Fierberg

The New York City mayor gathered 52 stakeholders from the live arts industry and government to discuss reinvigorating business on Broadway and beyond.

SOURCE: Broadway News at 07:03AM
Thursday, September 21, 2023

Cast members from ‘Shucked’ to perform at pop-up event by Caitlin Hornik

The performance is in collaboration with a new corn-based snack from Pipcorn.

SOURCE: Broadway News at 05:48PM

‘SIX’ announces new event series by Caitlin Hornik

The musical will host special events, release exclusive content and more as part of “SIXth of the Month.”

SOURCE: Broadway News at 03:58PM

How many theater workers did it take to get this Jasmine from a Delta flight to the New Amsterdam stage? by Ruthie Fierberg

Disney’s “Aladdin” team — from management to production — worked fast to get Mikayla Renfrow to Broadway so the show could go on.

SOURCE: Broadway News at 08:15AM
Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Second Stage Theater founder Carole Rothman to step down at end of 2023-2024 season by Caitlin Hornik

Rothman, who currently serves as artistic director, founded the organization in 1979.

SOURCE: Broadway News at 10:51PM

Emmy Award winner Adam Blackstone joins creative team of ‘The Wiz’ by Caitlin Hornik

The mainstream music producer and director will serve as dance arranger.

SOURCE: Broadway News at 10:00PM

Exclusive: Christopher Gattelli to direct and choreograph industry reading of ‘Female Troubles’ by Caitlin Hornik

The two presentations will be held in New York City on Sept. 28 and 29.

SOURCE: Broadway News at 03:24PM

Betty Who describes the difference between performing as a pop star and live on Broadway by Betty Who

In her own words, the “Hadestown”’s new Persephone bares her soul in this revelation about the demands of pop music versus theater.

SOURCE: Broadway News at 08:30AM

New production company launched by Tony Award-winning producer and real estate investor by Caitlin Hornik

Dale A. Mott and Charles D. Urstadt’s Edgewood Entertainment will focus on elevating BIPOC,LGBTQIA+ and female stories and creators.

SOURCE: Broadway News at 08:15AM
Tuesday, September 19, 2023

‘Sweeney Todd’ struggles without Groban as Broadway’s overall box office rises slightly by Caitlin Hornik

For the week ending Sept. 17, the 25 currently running productions grossed $21,640,927.

SOURCE: Broadway News at 03:13PM