Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Jon M. Chu To Direct ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Broadway Musical by Greg Evans

Wicked director Jon M. Chu will make his Broadway directorial debut with a new stage adaptation of his 2018 hit film Crazy Rich Asians, producers announced today. The new musical, still in d…

SOURCE: Deadline at 09:01AM
Tuesday, April 16, 2024

‘The Wiz’, ‘Cabaret’ Among Week’s Top-Earning Newcomers – Broadway Box Office by Greg Evans

Broadway’s spring newcomers continued pulling in the city’s tastemakers, tourists and the merely curious last week, with overall box office down about 10% from the previous week but most…

SOURCE: Deadline at 04:22PM

Carrie Robbins Dies: Broadway Costume Designer From Poodle Skirts Of ‘Grease’ To Holiday Gowns Of ‘White Christmas’ Was 81 by Greg Evans

Carrie Robbins, whose more than 30 years as a Broadway costume designer saw her involvement in 1972’s Grease, for which she contributed the production’s signature poodle skirts, and the …

SOURCE: Deadline at 12:59PM

Kit Connor & Rachel Zegler Headed To Broadway In Sam Gold-Directed ‘Romeo + Juliet’ by Greg Evans

Heartstopper‘s Kit Connor and West Side Story‘s Rachel Zegler will star in the new Broadway production of William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet this fall, directed by Tony Award winner …

SOURCE: Deadline at 09:24AM
Monday, April 15, 2024

West End ‘Dorian Gray’ Director Kip Williams Signs With CAA by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: CAA has signed Kip Williams, the adapter and director of the buzzy West End production of the Sydney Theatre Company’s The Picture of Dorian Gray starring newly minted Olivier A…

SOURCE: Deadline at 03:12PM
Friday, April 12, 2024

Breaking Baz: Daniel Mays Talks On-Set Sing-Alongs With Michael Douglas, ‘Guys & Dolls’ Olivier Nom & “Horrendous” Treatment Of ‘Rom by Baz Bamigboye

Daniel Mays remembers Michael Douglas and Timothy Van Patten, the respectively star and director of new Apple TV drama Franklin, bursting into song whenever he appeared on set. It came abo…

SOURCE: Deadline at 07:33PM

Olivier Awards To Stream On BritBox International In Australia, Canada And U.S. by Stewart Clarke

The Olivier Awards will be available to stream on Britbox this year, alongside its regular UK broadcast on ITV1. The Olivier Awards will take place on Sunday, April 14, and will be available…

SOURCE: Deadline at 07:37AM
Thursday, April 11, 2024

‘Yellow Face’, ‘English’ & Reimagined ‘The Pirates Of Penzance’ Set Broadway Openings by Greg Evans

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced the dates for its 2024-25 season, with David Henry Hwang’s Yellow Face starring Daniel Dae Kim kicking off the company’s Broadway line-up with an…

SOURCE: Deadline at 05:11PM
Wednesday, April 10, 2024

‘An Enemy Of The People’ Starring Jeremy Strong & Michael Imperioli Gets One-Week Broadway Extension Due To Popular Demand by Greg Evans

The critically-acclaimed hit Broadway revival of An Enemy of the People has announced a one-week extension at Circle in the Square Theatre. The Ibsen revival will now play through Sunday, Ju…

SOURCE: Deadline at 09:26AM
Tuesday, April 9, 2024

‘Cabaret’, ‘Stereophonic’, ‘Uncle Vanya’, ‘The Great Gatsby’, ‘The Outsiders’ Sell Out As Busy Broadway Spring Blooms by Greg Evans

Broadway’s busy spring was reaching peak bloom last week as the season’s final batch of new shows – save for the upcoming Sufjan Stevens musical Illinoise – was in previews, boosting…

SOURCE: Deadline at 03:37PM

‘The Lord Of The Rings’ UK Musical Sets Chicago U.S. Premiere by Greg Evans

The Lord of the Rings musical that opened last year in the UK will stage its U.S. debut in Chicago this July, producers announced today. Based on the books by J.R.R. Tolkien and directed by …

SOURCE: Deadline at 01:54PM

Proposed Legislation Would Provide $1B To Struggling Nonprofit Theaters Across Country by Greg Evans

A group of Democratic lawmakers is proposing new legislation that would provide $1 billion annually to the nonprofit professional theater industry still struggling to recover from the Covid …

SOURCE: Deadline at 11:20AM
Monday, April 8, 2024

Bernadette Peters & Lea Salonga To Headline New Sondheim Broadway Revue ‘Old Friends’; Pre-Broadway Staging Set For L.A. by Greg Evans

The Broadway premiere of Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends starring Bernadette Peters and Lea Salonga will begin previews March 25, 2025, in a Manhattan Theatre Club production at the Samuel …

SOURCE: Deadline at 10:56AM
Sunday, April 7, 2024

Tom Holland’s ‘Romeo & Juliet’ To “Transfer To Broadway After Tickets Sell Out In Two Hours” by Caroline Frost

Tom Holland’s above-the-title appearance in Romeo & Juliet will transfer to Broadway, according to an insider quoted in the UK press. The Spider-man star’s return to London’s West …

SOURCE: Deadline at 06:37AM
Friday, April 5, 2024

Breaking Baz: As ‘Mamma Mia!’ Celebrate 25 Years In The West End, Producer Judy Craymer Dreams Of ‘Barbie’s Greta Gerwig “Being Available” by Baz Bamigboye

EXCLUSIVE: Judy Craymer would just love it if Barbie filmmaker Greta Gerwig could just make herself available to complete the Mamma Mia! movie trilogy. “Hey, Greta, if you’re free to…

SOURCE: Deadline at 05:18PM

Kate Shindle Stepping Down As Actors’ Equity President After Nine-Year Tenure by Greg Evans

Actors’ Equity President Kate Shindle has announced that she will not seek re-election when her nine-year tenure ends May 23. Shindle, who revealed the news in an interview with The New Yo…

SOURCE: Deadline at 03:22PM
Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Broadway Spring 2024: All Of Deadline’s Reviews by Patrick Hipes

April on Broadway, to mangle a phrase from a showtune classic, is bustin’ out all over with no fewer than 14 new plays and musicals set to open before the April 25 Tony Award eligibility c…

SOURCE: Deadline at 03:30PM

Christopher Durang Dies: Playwright With A Genius For The Absurd Was 75 by Greg Evans

Christopher Durang, one of American’s most acclaimed and accomplished playwrights whose works like Beyond Therapy, Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You and the Tony-winning Vanya a…

SOURCE: Deadline at 09:32AM

‘Our Town’ Broadway Cast To Include Jim Parsons, Katie Holmes, Richard Thomas, Ephraim Sykes, Zoey Deutch & 23 More by Greg Evans

The upcoming fall Broadway revival of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town will feature a 28-actor cast led by Jim Parsons, Zoey Deutch, Katie Holmes, Ephraim Sykes and Richard Thomas, producers ann…

SOURCE: Deadline at 09:00AM
Tuesday, April 2, 2024

‘Ghost Of John McCain’ Musical Comedy Sets Off Broadway Election Season Run by Greg Evans

Ghost of John McCain, the musical comedy set inside the brain of Donald Trump that got under the skin of Meghan McCain, will make its world premiere Off Broadway this fall, producers announc…

SOURCE: Deadline at 05:14PM

Broadway Box Office Soars As Newcomers ‘The Who’s Tommy’, ‘Suffs’, ‘The Outsiders’, ‘The Wiz’ & Others Draw Crowds by Greg Evans

Broadway box office soared last week, as five productions joined the roster, one returned and no fewer than 30 of the 32 shows saw attendance at 90% of capacity or more. Twenty productions w…

SOURCE: Deadline at 04:08PM
Monday, April 1, 2024

Broadway Actors Michael Stuhlbarg And John Cardoza Latest Victims Of New York City Crime by Greg Evans

Broadway actors John Cardoza, currently appearing in The Notebook, and Michael Stuhlbarg, who begins previews tonight in Patriots, have become the latest victims in what seems a surge of hig…

SOURCE: Deadline at 03:09PM
Friday, March 29, 2024

Broadway Cast Set For Kenny Leon-Directed ‘Home’ by Greg Evans

Home, the Samm-Art Williams play directed by Kenny Leon and opening on Broadway this summer, has announced its cast. The Roundabout Theatre Company production will star Tory Kittles (The Equ…

SOURCE: Deadline at 12:03PM
Thursday, March 28, 2024

‘The Who’s Tommy’ Broadway Review: Still A Sensation by Greg Evans

Certainly one definition of great music might include an ability to meet the present – and the future – head-on and come out unbruised, even triumphant. By that standard and many more, T…

SOURCE: Deadline at 09:00PM

‘Stereophonic’ To Begin Broadway Previews A Day Early With $40 Show by Greg Evans

Stereophonic, the hit Off Broadway play about a Fleetwood Mac-esque ’70s rock band, will begin its Broadway transfer a day earlier than planned, with previews at the Golden Theatre now set…

SOURCE: Deadline at 03:26PM

Tom Holland’s Romeo Finds His Juliet In Brit Newcomer Francesca Amewudah-Rivers by Andreas Wiseman

The Jamie Lloyd Company today announced the full cast for the upcoming West End production of Romeo & Juliet, with newcomer Francesca Amewudah-Rivers confirmed as Juliet opposite Tom Hol…

SOURCE: Deadline at 08:46AM
Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Ariana DeBose To Host Tony Awards For Third Consecutive Year by Greg Evans

Ariana DeBose will return as host of this year’s Tony Awards, marking her third consecutive year fronting Broadway’s biggest night. The 77th Annual Tony Awards airs live nationwide (8 pm…

SOURCE: Deadline at 12:00PM
Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Broadway Newcomers Draw Audiences: ‘The Outsiders’, ‘The Who’s Tommy’, ‘An Enemy Of The People’, ‘The Notebook’ Fill Seats by Greg Evans

Broadway’s first salvo of spring newcomers was more than holding its own last week, with recent arrivals drawing strong audiences. Two shows had their opening nights during the week ending…

SOURCE: Deadline at 02:09PM
Monday, March 25, 2024

‘Sunset Boulevard’ Musical Sets Fall Broadway Opening Date, Venue by Greg Evans

Jamie Lloyd’s acclaimed London production of Sunset Boulevard starring Nicole Scherzinger will open on Broadway this fall at the St. James Theatre, producers announced today. Previews begi…

SOURCE: Deadline at 10:00AM
Friday, March 22, 2024

Julianna Margulies And Peter Gallagher Broadway Bound In New Play By ‘You’ve Got Mail’ Co-Screenwriter Delia Ephron by Greg Evans

Julianna Margulies and Peter Gallagher will star in Left On Tenth, a new play by Delia Ephron based on her bestselling memoir that’s set to open on Broadway in the fall. The announcement w…

SOURCE: Deadline at 12:50PM

‘Tammy Faye’ Musical Sets Fall Broadway Opening With Katie Brayben & Andrew Rannells by Greg Evans

Tammy Faye, the Elton John-Jake Shears-James Graham musical about televangelists Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker, will open at Broadway’s newly refurbished Palace Theater this fall with Katie Br…

SOURCE: Deadline at 09:00AM

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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