Friday, May 17, 2024

Avett Brothers Musical Swept Away Will Sweep Broadway Audiences Away in Fall 2024 by Darryn King

The musical Swept Away, with music and lyrics by the folksy musical trio the Avett Brothers, is coming to Broadway this fall, starring John Gallagher, Jr., Stark Sands, Adrian Blake Enscoe a…

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Sarah Paulson, Appropriate, Stereophonic, Hell's Kitchen and More Among Drama League Winners by Darryn King

The 90th Annual Drama League Awards were held on May 17 at a luncheon ceremony at the Ziegfeld Ballroom, hosted by Frank DiLella. The ceremony included the presentation of seven competitive…

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Broadway Revival of Home, Directed by Kenny Leon, Begins Performances Tonight by Darryn King

Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway revival of Home, directed by Kenny Leon, begins performances at the Todd Haimes Theatre on May 17. The play, by Tony-nominated playwright Samm-Art Will…

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Once Upon a Mattress, Starring Sutton Foster, to Open on Broadway This Summer by Hayley Levitt

Once Upon a Mattress, the recent New York City Center Encores! production led by Sutton Foster, will move to Broadway this summer. Directed by Encores! Artistic Director Lear deBessonet, th…

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Alan Mingo Jr. to Replace Wayne Brady in the Title Role in The Wiz on Broadway by Hayley Levitt

Alan Mingo Jr. will reprise his title performance in The Wiz, joining the featured Broadway cast at the Marquis Theatre on June 13. He replaces Wayne Brady, who plays his final performance…

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Mary Jane, Starring Rachel McAdams, Sets Final Broadway Extension by Darryn King

Mary Jane, starring Academy Award nominee Rachel McAdams in a Tony-nominated Broadway debut, has extended its run, for the second and final time, by two more weeks. The show, which had its …

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Thursday, May 16, 2024

Michael R. Jackson and Anna K. Jacobs' Teeth to Have Open-Ended Run Off-Broadway; Cast Album on the Way by Darryn King

The subversive new musical comedy Teeth, written by Pop! creator Anna K. Jacobs (book and music) and Pulitzer Prize-winning A Strange Loop creator Michael R. Jackson (book and lyrics), will…

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Life and Trust, From Sleep No More Producers Emursive, Is Coming in June by Darryn King

Life and Trust, the latest immersive-theater project from Sleep No More producers Emursive, is coming to New York’s Financial District in June. Performances begin on June 17; the given loc…

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Road to the Jimmys, Episode 3: Opening Doors for Students Through Wisconsin's Center Stage High School Musical Theater Program by Hayley Levitt

If the Tony Awards speak to what’s happening on Broadway now, the Jimmy Awards provide a forecast of Broadway's future. Formally known as the National High School Musical Theatre Awards, t…

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The Notebook's Tony-Nominated Stars, Maryann Plunkett and Dorian Harewood, Redefine the Romantic Lead on Broadway by Hayley Levitt

Whereas the 2004 film version of The Notebook noticably kept the camera lens glued to its two young stars, the story's musical adapters—book writer Bekah Brunstetter and composer Ingrid M…

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Roger Bart Sings Back to the Future's Broadway Ballad, 'For the Dreamers' by Hayley Levitt

Roger Bart recently earned his third career Tony nomination for his performance as Doc Brown in Back to the Future at the Winter Garden Theatre (he became a Tony winner his first time aroun…

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Tony Nominee Eddie Redmayne on Playing Cabaret's Emcee: 'It's Beyond Imagination' by Darryn King

Eddie Redmayne’s current workout regimen involves having a man beat the bejeezus out of him once a week. “In one way it’s emotional therapy,” he told The Broadway Show of his massag…

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Michael R. Jackson Musical Teeth Will Have Open-Ended Run Off-Broadway; Cast Album on the Way by Darryn King

The subversive new musical comedy Teeth, written by Pop! creator Anna K. Jacobs (book and music) and Pulitzer Prize-winning A Strange Loop creator Michael R. Jackson (book and lyrics), will…

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The 2024 Chita Rivera Award Nominees Honor the Icon Who Lent Her Name to the Annual Celebration of Dance by Hayley Levitt

Amid a busy awards season where actors, writers, directors and the like are flooded with accolades, the Chita Rivera Awards pauses on the dancers and choreographers that bring music to life …

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Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Hear from the Stars of the Dance Musical Illinoise at Its Gala Celebration by Darryn King

After wowing audiences in Annandale-on-Hudson, Chicago and the Upper East Side, the Sufjan Stevens dance musical Illinoise has finally arrived on Broadway—and it has the Tony nominations (…

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Playwrights Horizons Announces 2024-25 Season; Premieres from Jordan Harrison, Ryan J. Haddad and More by Darryn King

The Playwrights Horizons 2024-25 season is set, featuring premieres from Francesca D’Uva, Ryan J. Haddad, Jordan Harrison, Gabriel Kahane, Sarah Mantell and more. The season will open wit…

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The Trailer for Wicked, Starring Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo, Is Here by Darryn King

The full trailer for Wicked: Part One, the highly anticipated first part of a two-part movie adaptation of the Broadway musical Wicked, is here. The movie stars Tony Award winner Cynthia Er…

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A Chat with Eddie Redmayne, Roger Bart In-Studio, the Tony-Nominated Stars of The Notebook and More on The Broadway Show by

This week, The Broadway Show with Tamsen Fadal joins in the season’s-end celebrations and catches up with some of the latest talent to hit the stage.   Eddie Redmayne, Cabaret’s Tony…

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Rachel Webb, Original Juliet Understudy in Broadway's & Juliet, Will Lead National Tour by Darryn King

Rachel Webb, who made her Broadway debut covering the title role in & Juliet, will lead the North American tour of the show. Webb performed the role of Juliet 148 times while covering…

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Death Becomes Her, Starring Megan Hilty, Jennifer Simard and Christopher Sieber, Is Coming to Broadway by Darryn King

Death Becomes Her, a new musical starring Tony nominee Megan Hilty (Wicked), Tony nominee Jennifer Simard (Company), two-time Tony nominee Christopher Sieber (Spamalot, Company) and Gram…

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Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Call Me Cherry with The Outsiders’ Emma Pittman, Episode 4: Blood, Spit and Sardi's by Darryn King

In the new Broadway musical The Outsiders, now playing at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, Emma Pittman plays Cherry Valance, the sensitive, red-headed cheerleader in a world of battle-ready …

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Alex Michaels, Best Known as Alexis Michelle, to Star in La Cage aux Folles at Barrington Stage by Hayley Levitt

Alex Michaels—better known as drag queen Alexis Michelle—will lead the Barrington Stage Company production of La Cage aux Folles as Albin alongside Tom Story as Georges. Directed by Mi…

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Tony Nominee Kevin Del Aguila Takes Over Mushnik's Flower Shop Tonight by Darryn King

Tony nominee Kevin Del Aguila is taking over the role of Mr. Mushnik in the off-Broadway revival of Little Shop of Horrors at the Westside Theatre on May 14. Del Aguila succeeds Stephen DeRo…

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Joshua Henry, Caissie Levy and Brandon Uranowitz to Lead Ragtime at New York City Center; Encores! Season Announced by Darryn King

New York City Center has announced its 2024-25 season, featuring a gala presentation of Ragtime starring Joshua Henry, Caissie Levy and Brandon Uranowitz. The 2025 Encores! Series will als…

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Maia Reficco Sets Broadway Debut as Hadestown's Next Eurydice by Hayley Levitt

Maia Reficco, best known for her role as Noa Olivar in the HBO Max series Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin, will make her Broadway debut as Eurydice in the Tony-winning musical Hadestow…

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Outstanding Debut Performers Cole Escola, Rachel McAdams, Maleah Joi Moon and More Honored with 2024 Theatre World Awards by Darryn King

The Theatre World Awards' board of directors has announced the 2024 honorees for the Theatre World Award, recognizing an Outstanding Debut Performance in a Broadway or Off-Broadway Productio…

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Casey Likes Will Lead Rent in Arizona, with Special Appearance From Roger Bart by Darryn King

Casey Likes, currently starring as Marty McFly in Back to the Future on Broadway, will lead a special production of the Jonathan Larson musical Rent in Likes’ hometown of Scottsdale, Arizo…

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Water for Elephants' Tony-Nominated Writer Rick Elice Is Still 'Chasing the Music' by Kathy Henderson

From aspiring actor to theatrical ad agency executive to four-time Tony-nominated writer of plays and musicals, Rick Elice has seen it all (and then some!) on Broadway. Still boyishly enthus…

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Darren Criss and Helen J Shen to Star in Maybe Happy Ending on Broadway by Hayley Levitt

Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Darren Criss will return to Broadway opposite Helen J Shen in the romantic musical comedy, Maybe Happy Ending. Featuring music by Will Aronson, lyrics by…

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Mark Rylance and Succession's J. Smith-Cameron to Star in Juno and the Paycock in London by Darryn King

Tony nominee J. Smith-Cameron and multiple Tony winner Mark Rylance will star in a new production of Seán O’Casey’s Juno and the Paycock in the West End, directed by Matthew Warchus (Ma…

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Drama Critics’ Circle Names Stereophonic Best Play, Dead Outlaw Best Musical by Darryn King

On May 13, the New York Drama Critics' Circle named David Adjmi’s Stereophonic best play of the 2023-24 season. The award for best musical went to Dead Outlaw, with music and lyrics by Dav…

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All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards