Tuesday, October 3, 2023

‘Merrily We Roll Along’ Breaks Another House Record With $1.5M Gross – Broadway Box Office

Broadway’s starry Merrily We Roll Along revival had another strong run of previews last week, grossing a hefty $1,471,644 and setting another house record at the Hudson Theatre. The Stephe…

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Amplify Pictures Joins Broadway’s ‘Gutenberg! The Musical’ As Co-Producer, Forms Partnership With Recently Founded Folk Productions

EXCLUSIVE: Amplify Pictures, the the independent content studio behind HBO’s surfing series 100 Foot Wave, is diving deeper into live stage productions, signing on as a co-producer of Broa…

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‘The Queen of Versailles’ Musical Workshop Adds F. Murray Abraham, Melody Butiu & Nina White To Kristin Chenoweth-Led Cast

EXCLUSIVE: F. Murray Abraham, Here Lies Love’s Melody Butiu, and Kimberly Akimbo’s Nina White have joined the cast of workshop presentations of The Queen of Versailles starring Kristin C…

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Friday, September 29, 2023

‘Some Like It Hot’ Broadway Musical Announces Closing

Some Like It Hot, the well-reviewed musical stage adaptation of the classic 1959 film comedy and winner of four 2023 Tony Awards, will play its final performance at Broadway’s Shubert Thea…

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Thursday, September 28, 2023

‘Melissa Etheridge: My Window’ Broadway Review: A Rocker’s Life In Hits, With Some Misses

There’s no question that Melissa Etheridge is an inviting performer, whether she’s beckoning through her window or simply asking us to enjoy some of the great rock singing ever – and, …

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Will Swenson Sets Final Date As Neil Diamond In Broadway’s ‘A Beautiful Noise’

Will Swenson will play his final performance as Neil Diamond in Broadway’s A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical on Sunday, Oct. 29, producers announced today. A replacement for the …

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Thomas Schumacher Leaving Longtime Perch Atop Disney’s Stage Theatrical Division Where He Oversaw Massive Hits Like ‘The Lion King’ & ‘Ala

Thomas Schumacher’s longtime reign atop the business operations of Disney Theatrical Group saw the division become a major player on Broadway and in the nation’s regional theaters, with …

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Wednesday, September 27, 2023

‘Purlie Victorious’ Broadway Review: Leslie Odom, Jr. Keeps Ossie Davis’ Groundbreaking Comedy True To Its Title

Long before Slave Play, decades before Ain’t No Mo, there was Purlie Victorious, the Ossie Davis comedy masterwork that, like those descendant plays, fused broad comedy, satirical minstrel…

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Broadway-Bound Betty Boop Musical Finds Its Beloved Baby-Faced Flapper In ‘Mean Girls’ Jasmine Amy Rogers

Jasmine Amy Rogers, who recently finished a run as the scene-stealing “Gretchen Wieners” in the national tour of Mean Girls, has been cast in the title role of the pre-Broadway world pre…

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Tuesday, September 26, 2023

‘Merrily We Roll Along’ Takes $1.3M, Breaks House Record & Sells Out With Big $225 Average Ticket – Broadway Box Office

Merrily We Roll Along, the new Broadway revival of the Sondheim classic musical starring Daniel Radcliffe, Jonathan Groff and Lindsay Mendez, broke the six-performance house record at the Hu…

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Taran Killam Suits Up As Lancelot For Broadway’s ‘Spamalot’; Alex Brightman To Take Over In January

Taran Killam, the former Saturday Night Live player and Hamilton cast member, will play Lancelot in the Broadway revival of Monty Python’s Spamalot, with Alex Brightman taking over the rol…

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Monday, September 25, 2023

‘The Wiz’ With Wayne Brady Sets Broadway Opening Date For April

The new revival of The Wiz will begin Broadway previews on March 29, 2024, at the Marquis Theatre, with an opening night set for Wednesday, April 17. The musical will feature Wayne Brady in…

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Friday, September 22, 2023

Broadway Production Assistants Seek Recognition As Equity Union Members

Actors’ Equity Association announced today that it has organized Broadway production assistants, and that the PAs are seeking voluntary recognition from The Broadway League. If the League …

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André Bishop To Step Away From Lincoln Center Theater Leadership In 2025, Signaling Another Major Change In Broadway’s Non-Profit World

André Bishop will conclude his 33-year leadership tenure at Lincoln Center Theater in June 2025 at the conclusion of the non-profit theater company’s 40th anniversary 2024-25 season. Bish…

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Thursday, September 21, 2023

Motion Picture Academy CEO Bill Kramer And Fellow EGOT Chiefs Say Strikes Are Just Their “Latest Pivot Moment,” Express Optimism For Settlement In

In a rare joint appearance, the heads of the organizations behind the Oscars, Emmys, Tonys and Grammys expressed optimism about strike talk progress and also tackled the task of producing li…

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Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Second Stage Theatre Co-Founder Carole Rothman Leaving Company After 45 Years And Scores Of Accolades by Greg Evans

Carole Rothman, co-founder of the renowned New York theater company Second Stage responsible for such acclaimed productions as Dear Evan Hansen, Next To Normal, This Is Our Youth and The 25t…

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Emmy-Winning Super Bowl Halftime Music Director Adam Blackstone Joins Broadway-Bound ‘The Wiz’ Creative Team by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: Adam Blackstone, who won a 2022 Emmy Award for his music direction of the memorable hip-hop Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show featuring Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem and others, has join…

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Musical Adaptation Of Acclaimed Novel ‘Long Way Down’ Among Projects Slated For New Production Company Edgewood Entertainment by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: Broadway producer Dale A. Mott (A Strange Loop, The Piano Lesson, Thoughts of a Colored Man) and real estate investor/philanthropist Charles D. Urstadt have formed Edgewood Entert…

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Tuesday, September 19, 2023

‘Gutenberg! The Musical’, ‘Jaja’s African Hair Braiding’ & Melissa Etheridge Take NY Stage – Broadway Box Office by Greg Evans

A trio of new shows joined Broadway last week to mostly decent box office figures as the fall season begins to take shape. Most impressive was Gutenberg! The Musical! starring Josh Gad and A…

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Monday, September 18, 2023

Joe Biden, At Broadway Fundraising Concert, Addresses Concerns About His Age, Slams Donald Trump As Out To “Destroy American Democracy” by Tedstew1

Major stage and musical performers showed for Joe Biden’s reelection campaign Monday, with a Broadway for Biden fundraiser in which the president quipped about his age but also put the cam…

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Friday, September 15, 2023

Michael McGrath Dies: Tony Award-Winning Actor Was 65 by Nellie Andreeva

Veteran Broadway actor Michael McGrath died Sept 14 at his home in Bloomfield, NJ, Broadway World reported Thursday night. He was 65. McGrath is known for originating the role of Patsy in th…

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Thursday, September 14, 2023

‘Uncle Vanya’ Headed To Broadway With New Translation By Heidi Schreck by Greg Evans

A Broadway revival of Anton Chekhov’s classic Uncle Vanya, with a new translation by playwright Heidi Schreck, will be staged this spring by Lincoln Center Theater. Lila Neugebauer (The Wa…

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Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Acclaimed ‘Days Of Wine And Roses’ Musical By Adam Guettel And Craig Lucas Plans January Broadway Opening by Greg Evans

Days of Wine and Roses, a musical adaptation of the classic 1958 teleplay and 1962 feature film about a married couple struggling to come to grips with alcoholism, will open on Broadway in J…

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Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Broadway’s ‘Appropriate’ Starring Sarah Paulson Adds Corey Stoll, Natalie Gold & Alyssa Emily Marvin To Cast by Greg Evans

The upcoming Broadway production of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ play Appropriate starring Sarah Paulson will also feature Corey Stoll (House of Cards, Billions), Natalie Gold (Succession) and …

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Broadway Box Office Takes Late Summer Slide; ‘Purlie Victorious’ With Leslie Odom Jr. Joins Roster by Greg Evans

With Funny Girl off the boards last week and the impact of the 2-for-1 ticket prices of the Broadway Week promotion, Broadway box office receipts for the week ending Sept. 10 took an 18% tum…

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Common, MC Lyte Join Broadway-Bound ‘The Wiz’ As Co-Producers by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: Actor-rapper Common and hip-hop artist MC Lyte have signed on as co-producers in the all-new, Broadway-bound production of The Wiz, producers announced today. The musical revival,…

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‘Water For Elephants’ Musical Sets Spring Broadway Opening With Jessica Stone Directing by Greg Evans

Water For Elephants, the new stage musical adapted from the acclaimed 2006 novel by Sara Gruen to be directed by Kimberly Akimbo director Jessica Stone, will open on Broadway this spring, pr…

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Monday, September 11, 2023

Broadway’s Neil Diamond Musical ‘A Beautiful Noise’ Sees Attendance Boost With New Matinee by Greg Evans

A new Thursday matinee seems to be paying off for the Neil Diamond Broadway bio-musical A Beautiful Noise: Last week the show grossed more than $1 million, a nine-month high attributable at …

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Rachel McAdams To Star In Broadway Premiere Of Amy Herzog’s ‘Mary Jane’ This Spring by Greg Evans

Oscar nominee Rachel McAdams (Spotlight) will star in the Broadway premiere of Amy Herzog’s Mary Jane in a spring production directed by Anne Kauffman (The Sign in Sydney Brustein’s Wind…

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Thursday, September 7, 2023

Bluebird Cafe Stage Musical In The Works Inspired By Famed Nashville Venue That Provided Launching Pad For Taylor Swift & Garth Brooks by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: Nashville’s famed Bluebird Cafe, the renowned songwriter-friendly venue that gave an early musical home to Taylor Swift, Garth Brooks, Faith Hill and many other country and pop …

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Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Jessica Lange, Jim Parsons & Celia Keenan-Bolger Broadway Bound In New Paula Vogel Play by Greg Evans

Jessica Lange, Jim Parsons and Celia Keenan-Bolger will star on Broadway this spring in a world premiere production of Paula Vogel’s new Mother Play, to be directed by Tina Landau. The Sec…

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