Friday, February 23, 2024

Companion Podcast to Broadway's Harmony Offers a Deep Dive Into the Historical Musical by Hayley Levitt

Harmony, the Bruce Sussman-Barry Manilow-penned Broadway musical that ended its run earlier this month at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, is survived by a companion podcast, Who Were the Comed…

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Thursday, February 22, 2024

Alan Cumming Adds Second Night to Studio 54 Solo Show Alan Cumming Is Not Acting His Age by Darryn King

Tony Award winner Alan Cumming will perform his solo show, Alan Cumming Is Not Acting His Age, not once, but twice, on March 11 and March 25, at Studio 54. As previously reported, the show w…

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Spring Preview: Take a Tour of New 42 Studios, Where Broadway Shows Are Born and Community Converges on the Elevator by Hayley Levitt

New 42 Studios has the best elevators in New York City. Considering the building’s theatrical clientele, the chances of a private concert are not insubstantial. Plus, no matter where the d…

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Spring Preview: Gayle Rankin Is Ready to Play Cabaret’s Sally Bowles, the ‘Female Hamlet of Musical Theater’ by Darryn King

In 2014, the Glasgow-born, Juilliard-trained actress Gayle Rankin made her Broadway debut in Cabaret, playing Fräulein Kost, the accordion-playing prostitute. (She told Broadway.com at the …

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Spring Preview: With An Enemy of the People, Michael Imperioli Prepares for a Broadway Debut 40 Years in the Making by Darryn King

When it comes to researching his roles, Michael Imperioli doesn’t do things by half measures. To prepare to play a former major league catcher in the TV movie For One More Day, he hung out…

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Black History Month Spotlight: The Wiz and The Notebook Director Schele Williams by Hayley Levitt

Throughout the month of February, The Broadway Show is celebrating some of the theater industry’s most influential Black artists. This week, the spotlight is on director Schele Williams. …

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 01:42PM

Spring Preview: Wayne Brady Will Use Your Love for Him Against You in The Wiz by Darryn King

Growing up in Orlando, Florida, Wayne Brady fell in love with Golden-Age movie musical fare along the lines of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Oklahoma! and Singin’ in the Rain. “My gra…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 01:42PM

Spring Preview: Brotherhood, Self-Reflections and a Rumble with the Stars of The Outsiders by Hayley Levitt

The Greasers and Socs of Broadway's The Outsiders convened on neutral territory for The Broadway Show's Spring Preview photo shoot. While a couple of fights broke out, it was primarily a …

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 12:36PM

With An Enemy of the People, Michael Imperioli Prepares for a Broadway Debut 40 Years in the Making by Darryn King

When it comes to researching his roles, Michael Imperioli doesn’t do things by half measures. To prepare to play a former major league catcher in the TV movie For One More Day, he hung out…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 12:36PM

Spring Preview: Grant Gustin, Isabelle McCalla and Paul Alexander Nolan Step Into the Grit and Glamor of Water for Elephants by Hayley Levitt

Grant Gustin, Isabelle McCalla and Paul Alexander Nolan come to Broadway this spring as Jacob, Marlena and August—the romantically tangled trio in the musical Water for Elephants. Their lo…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 11:32AM

Spring Preview: Rachel Chavkin on the ‘Ferocious,’ ‘Divine’ and ‘Aesthetically Spectacular’ Lempicka by Hayley Levitt

The sexy and unsmiling glamor of Tamara de Lempicka’s paintings is exponentially more recognizable than her name. Her work famously set the mood for Madonna’s 1990 “Vogue” music vide…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 11:32AM

A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical to Close on Broadway by Darryn King

A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical will play its final performance on Broadway at the Broadhurst Theatre on June 30. At the time of its closing, it will have played 35 previews and …

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 10:24AM
Wednesday, February 21, 2024

It’s Spring Preview Week on The Broadway Show! Catch Stars of The Outsiders, The Wiz, Water for Elephants & More by Broadway.com

Spring is just around the corner and so are the 18 new Broadway shows raring to heat up New York City’s biggest stages. From the teenage battlegrounds of Oklahoma, to the magical land of O…

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Feud's Ella Beatty to Replace Elle Fanning in Broadway's Appropriate at the Belasco by Darryn King

Ella Beatty will play the role of the young hippie-minded River in Appropriate when the production transfers to the Belasco Theatre next month. She takes over for Elle Fanning, who exits th…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 10:36AM

The Denim Diaries with A Beautiful Noise’s Amber Ardolino, Episode 4: Happy 500 Shows! by Darryn King

In January, Amber Ardolino donned the blue jeans (and blond wig) to play Marcia Murphey in A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical opposite Nick Fradiani’s Neil Diamond. Now she’s ta…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 10:36AM

Spring Preview 2024: Everything You Need to Know About the 18 Shows Set to Open on Broadway by Broadway.com

‘Tis the season to see a Broadway show! Next month kicks off a marathon of Broadway openings, with a total of 18 productions taking to stages across the Theater District. From new twists o…

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Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Vanessa Williams Is Miranda Priestly in Elton John's The Devil Wears Prada in the West End by Darryn King

Tony nominee Vanessa Williams will play Miranda Priestly in Elton John's stage musical adaptation of The Devil Wears Prada in the West End. The show will open on July 9 at Theatre Royal Ply…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 05:18PM

Christian Borle, Krysta Rodriguez and Ephraim Sykes to Star in Bye Bye Birdie at the Kennedy Center by Darryn King

Two-time Tony Award winner Christian Borle, Krysta Rodriguez and Tony nominee Ephraim Sykes will star as Albert, Rosie and Conrad Birdie, respectively, in the classic Charles Strouse-Michael…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 12:48PM

Full Cast Set for Broadway’s The Great Gatsby, Starring Jeremy Jordan and Eva Noblezada by Darryn King

The full cast is set for the Broadway premiere of the new musical The Great Gatsby. As previously announced, the musical will star Tony nominees Jeremy Jordan and Eva Noblezada, reprising th…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 11:42AM
Sunday, February 18, 2024

Elaine Paige Honors the Memory of Radio DJ Steve Wright on Elaine Paige on Sunday by Broadway.com

Olivier-winning actress Elaine Paige is giving Broadway.com listeners a chance to hear her BBC Radio 2 show Elaine Paige on Sunday. This week, Paige spotlights show tunes from Come From Awa…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 10:32AM
Thursday, February 15, 2024

Mallory Portnoy and Nick Blaemire Revive A Party with Betty Comden and Adolph Green at Café Carlyle by Hayley Levitt

Mallory Portnoy and Nick Blaemire will bring A Party with Betty Comden and Adolph Green to Café Carlyle on March 3 and 4. The pair will portray the famed Broadway songwriting team they th…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 04:48PM

Obsessed, a New Diane Warren Musical Featuring Taylor Swift's 'Say Don't Go,' Takes Steps Toward Broadway by Darryn King

Obsessed, a new musical about the life of Grammy and Emmy-winning songwriter Diane Warren, set to her biggest hits, has taken its next steps toward Broadway. Press representatives say that…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 03:48PM

Shoshana Bean, Alex Newell, Jordan Fisher & More to Perform at Broadway Backwards by Hayley Levitt

Over a dozen Broadway stars have joined the lineup for this year's Broadway Backwards, the annual one-night only benefit concert featuring show tunes reimagined as queer anthems and love b…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 01:36PM

Aladdin Star Sonya Balsara Celebrates Her First Anniversary as Broadway Royalty by Hayley Levitt

When The Broadway Show last checked in with Sonya Balsara, she was just beginning her debut run as Princess Jasmine in Disney’s Aladdin. Now, not only is the musical celebrating its landma…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 01:36PM

Liz Caplan on How She Became the Vocal Guru of Broadway and Hollywood by Hayley Levitt

Liz Caplan wears her storied resume on her studio walls. Over here is a poster of Dear Evan Hansen, signed by its Tony-winning star Ben Platt. Over there you see a framed photo of her cuddli…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 01:36PM

Darren Criss Comes to Little Shop of Horrors with Disney Fandom and a Yen for an American Crime Story by Darryn King

“Suddenly Seymour” from Little Shop of Horrors is, of course, one of the great musical ballads. Beginning with feather-light piano and words of reassurance that are nearly sung-spoken, i…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 01:36PM

Suffs Star Jenn Colella and Mo Mullen Welcome Baby Girl by Darryn King

Tony Award nominee Jenn Colella and her wife Mo Mullen have welcomed a new baby girl. Morrison Caroline Colella was born on February 14. “She’s here,” Colella said in an announcement p…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 01:36PM

Black History Month Spotlight: Tony-Winning Director and Producer Kenny Leon by Hayley Levitt

Throughout the month of February, The Broadway Show is celebrating some of the theater industry’s most influential Black artists. This week, the spotlight is on director Kenny Leon. Leon …

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David Bedella, Original Star of & Juliet in the West End, to Step in for Paulo Szot on Broadway by Hayley Levitt

David Bedella will join the Broadway cast of & Juliet as Lance, the Olivier Award-winning role he originiated in the West End. He begins performances at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 11:18AM

Meet Grant Gustin, Isabelle McCalla and the Fearless Cast of Broadway’s Water for Elephants by Hayley Levitt

Water for Elephants, the musical adaptation of Sara Gruen’s circus-inspired novel, is just about ready to begin its Broadway run at the Imperial Theatre. Beginning performances February 24…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 11:18AM

Broadway's Cabaret Sets Prologue Company to Welcome Audiences to the Kit Kat Club by Hayley Levitt

The upcoming Broadway revival of Cabaret has its Prologue Company, the musicians and dancers who will introduce audience members to the Kit Kat Club, an immersive Weimaresque reimagining of …

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2023-2024 BROADWAY SEASON
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