Thursday, March 5, 2015

Broadway Alum & Downton Star Dan Stevens May Play the Beast in Disney's Beauty and the Beast by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Dan Stevens is in talks to take on the role of the Beast/Prince in Disney’s upcoming live-action Beauty and the Beast. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Broadway alum and former…

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From Crusty Curmudgeon to Broadway Star! Larry David's Fish in the Dark Opens on the Great White Way by Ryan McPhee

After plenty of shouting, bickering and (lovably?) trash-talking theater, Larry David has made it to opening night on the Great White Way! Fish in the Dark opens officially on March 5 at the…

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The Show: Sierra Boggess Goes Bridal! Gaga For Broadway! SpongeBob vs. Hee Haw?! by

On this week’s episode of The Show, Sierra Boggess says “I do” to a new video blog, Nathan Lane returns to the Great White Way and much more.

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Video! Meeting the New Faces on the Barricades at Les Miserables by congratulates six new stars who have joined the cast of Les Miserables on their opening night.

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Les Miz Alum Andy Mientus Will Star in CBS Pilot LFE by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Smash-ing news for Andy Mientus! No sooner does he leave Broadway’s Les Miz, then he’s tapped for CBS pilot LFE. Deadline reports that he will play a regular role in the med…

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Odds & Ends: Cirque du Soleil Rumored to Replace On the Town, Anika Noni Rose to Lead CBS Pilot & More by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Will Cirque du Soleil Replace On the Town? It’s no secret that the Broadway revival of On the Town has been struggl…

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Posterity Playwright Doug Wright on Procrastination, Martinis & an Inspiring Trip to Oslo by Beth Stevens

Doug Wright is a highly decorated playwright and librettist: He won a Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize for I Am My Own Wife and an Obie Award for Quills (for which he also wrote the Golden…

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Video! Kate Baldwin & Conor Ryan Explore Family in Andrew Lippa's John & Jen by

A montage of scenes from Andrew Lippa's John & Jen, starring Kate Baldwin and Conor Ryan.

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Bruce Willis to Make Broadway Debut in Stage Adaptation of Stephen King's Misery by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Bruce Willis will make his Broadway debut in a stage adaptation of Stephen King’s Misery. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Elizabeth Marvel will co-star in the play, penned by Osca…

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Photos! See Cush Jumbo Get Fierce and Fearless as Josephine Baker in Josephine and I by

Click for photos from Cush Jumbo’s solo show Josephine and I, directed by Phyllida Lloyd. The new production opens March 10 at Joe’s Pub.

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Stage & Screen Star Luke Evans in Talks to Play Gaston in Live-Action Beauty and the Beast by Ryan McPhee

No one’s got a swell cleft in his chin like…Luke Evans! According to Variety, the West End alum and film star is closing in on a deal to play Gaston in Disney’s upcom…

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London Datebook: A Basement Ode to Barbra, Imelda Staunton Returns as Mama Rose & More March Picks by Matt Wolf

The play for once really is the thing in a London month that puts musicals on the back burner for a change—well, that is until Gypsy begins previews—and lets the plays take cente…

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Tickets Now Available for Hamlet, Starring Peter Sarsgaard, Off-Broadway by

Tickets are now on sale to see Peter Sarsgaard as the titular sweet prince in Hamlet. Directed by Austin Pendleton, the production will play a limited engagement March 27 through May 10 at C…

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Peter Gallagher Out Sick Again From Broadway Revival of On the Twentieth Century by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Peter Gallagher is once again out from On the Twentieth Century. The Tony nominee will now not make both performances on March 4 and also March 5 as he continues to recover from a severe sin…

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Terry Kinney & Frank Galati Reunite for World Premiere of John Steinbeck's East of Eden by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Terry Kinney and Frank Galati, who were both part of the Tony-winning 1990 Broadway production of The Grapes of Wrath, are reuniting for another John Steinbeck work. Galati will adapt and Ki…

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Farewell, Carole! Tony Winner Jessie Mueller Looks Back on Her Wonderful Run in Broadway's Beautiful by

In the corporate world, employees leaving a job are often asked to sit through an “exit interview” with HR about their time at the company. Although that concept doesn’t ex…

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David Geffen Donates $100 Million to Lincoln Center, Avery Fisher Hall to be Renamed After Him by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Media bigwig and philanthropist David Geffen has given a $100 million gift to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts to lead the complete transformation of Avery Fisher Hall, which is home t…

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Photos! Welcome New Revolutionaries, Innkeepers, Kids, Whores & More to Broadway’s Les Miserables by

The cast of Les Miserables welcomed a bevy of new cast members to their ranks on March 3, 2015! Click for photos of the new stars at Paramount Bar after their first performance.

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Hold Your Peace! Going Bridal: Backstage at It Shoulda Been You with Sierra Boggess (Slightly) Delayed by Ryan McPhee

Here comes the bride…just a little later than expected! No, she doesn’t have cold feet. Just a trigger-happy finger on the “delete” button. Sierra Vloggess Boggess i…

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Nevermore—The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe Sets Closing Date Off-Broadway by

Nevermore—The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe will close off-Broadway on March 29. The musical play, which is written, composed and directed by Jonathan Christen…

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Key Brand Entertainment, Parent Company of, Acquires The Broadway Channel by

Key Brand Entertainment has added The Broadway Channel to its family of theater companies, which includes The media company creates Broadway-themed video for a vast number of o…

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Photos! Matthew Morrison, Spring Awakening Stars & More Celebrate Atlantic Theater Company's 30th Anniversary by

The Atlantic Theater Company turns 30 this year! Click for photos from the spring gala at the Pierre Hotel on March 2, 2015.

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Photos! Raise a Toast to Tony Shalhoub & Diane Lane on Opening Night of The Mystery of Love & Sex by

Click for photos from the official opening night of The Mystery of Love & Sex on March 2, 2015 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre.

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Odds & Ends: NBC Taps Nicole Scherzinger, Juliette Binoche Set for New Kennedy Center Season & More by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. NBC Taps Nicole Scherzinger We're all hoping that Nicole Scherzinger will reprise her acclaimed star turn in London&r…

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Video! Get Drunk with a Demonic Puppet, a Playwright-Slash-Bartender & the Cast of Broadway’s Hand to God by ventured to Brooklyn restaurant Lobo, where playwright Robert Askins moonlights as a bartender, to hang out (and get drunk) with the cast of the possessed puppet comedy Hand to …

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Video! 30 Seconds of Comic Gold! Get a Taste of Larry David's Fish in the Dark by

Anticipation is high for the official Broadway opening of Larry David's Fish in the Dark. Here's a video teaser.

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Oh, Carole! See New Beautiful Star Chilina Kennedy’s Broadway Makeover by

We’ve got a new friend playing singer-songwriter Carole King in the hit musical Beautiful: Broadway alum Chilina Kennedy! The new star will step in to play the Grammy-winning legend be…

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Tony-Winning Weeds Star Mary-Louise Parker to Return to New York Stage in Heisenberg by Ryan McPhee

Tony and Emmy winner Mary-Louise Parker will star opposite Kenneth Welsh in the world premiere of Heisenberg off-Broadway this spring. The play, penned by The Curious Incident of the Dog in …

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Hart & Soul: Backstage at Chicago with Jennifer Nettles, Episode 6: Turban Time by

Jennifer Nettles gets a very special lesson in wrapping one's head in a scarf between shows at Chicago.

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Omar Metwally & Arian Moayed Will Lead World Premiere of Rajiv Joseph's Guards at the Taj Off-Broadway by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Tony nominees Omar Metwally and Arian Moayed will star in the previously reported world premiere of Guards at the Taj off-Broadway. Directed by Amy Morton, the play by Pulitzer Prize finalis…

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They're Moving Uptown! See the Stars Align on Hamilton’s New Broadway Poster by Lindsay Champion

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hip-hop musical Hamilton is arriving on Broadway beginning July 13, and we’ve got a sneak peek of the production’s new poster art. Directed by Thomas K…

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