Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Broadway's Waitress to close in January 2020 by Ruth Kinane

Waitress is serving up its last performance early next year. The producers of the hit musical announced Tuesday that the show would end its current Broadway run on Jan. 5, 2020, at which tim…

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

West Side Story Broadway revival finds its Tony and Maria by Rosy Cordero

The forthcoming revival of West Side Story has found its leads. The full lineup for the beloved show, which will open at the Broadway Theater, was announced on Wednesday. The production, b…

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Sunday, July 7, 2019

Martin Charnin, creator of beloved Annie musical, dies at 84 by Rachel Yang

Martin Charnin, who created and directed the first production of the iconic Broadway musical Annie, has died. He was 84. Charnin’s daughter Sasha confirmed the news in a Facebook post on S…

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Thursday, July 4, 2019

Pretty Woman: The Musical announces August closing date on Broadway by Maureen Lee Lenker

As of August 18, the street Pretty Woman: The Musical is walking down will no longer be Broadway. On Wednesday, producers announced it will play its final performance on Broadway at the Ne…

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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Norbert Leo Butz once missed a performance of The Last Five Years because he was arrested by Maureen Lee Lenker

There are a lot of reasons an actor might miss a theatrical performance — calling out due to illness, a death in the family, etc. But two-time Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz once missed a pe…

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Norbert Leo Butz and Sherie Rene Scott on mining their 23-year friendship for new show by Maureen Lee Lenker

For theater lovers, Norbert Leo Butz and Sherie Rene Scott are as iconic a duo as Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, PB&J, or Ethel Merman and things coming up roses. The award-winning perf…

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Monday, July 1, 2019

Neil Diamond bio-musical is in the works for Broadway by Christian Holub

If there’s one thing modern Broadway can’t get enough of, it’s biographical jukebox musicals about iconic pop stars. The Cher Show may be closing this August, but a new musical about t…

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Friday, June 28, 2019

Hugh Jackman on taking his show on the road — and wanting Ryan Reynolds to cameo by Jessica Derschowitz

Even before he starred in a certain movie musical with a certain title, Hugh Jackman was known for being a hell of a showman. You could even say he’s one of the greatest. The actor has cha…

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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Tom Hiddleston will make his Broadway debut with revival of Betrayal by Maureen Lee Lenker

We’re having trouble staying Loki about this news… Tom Hiddleston, beloved for his portrayal of the mischievous Loki in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, will make his Broadway debut later …

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Broadway's The Cher Show sets closing date for August by Maureen Lee Lenker

Do you believe in Broadway after The Cher Show? You’re gonna have to because the musical, which traces the life of recording icon Cher and features her most beloved songs, has set its clo…

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What you missed at Stephen Sondheim and Jason Robert Brown's incredible benefit show by Jessica Derschowitz

When you’re Stephen Sondheim, you earn a standing ovation before you say a word — or play a note. So, naturally, that’s what an enthusiastic crowd gave the Broadway legend when he step…

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Monday, June 24, 2019

Annette Bening, John Lithgow, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, more doing live-streamed reading of Mueller Report by Marcus Jones

Annette Bening, John Lithgow, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and more will be participating in a live-streamed reading of the Mueller Report on Monday night. The event, called The Investigation: A Sea…

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Marvel unveils one-act plays featuring Ms. Marvel, Thor, other heroes by Christian Holub

Superheroes are everywhere these days: Movies, TV shows, comic books. Theater, though, is one artistic field where superheroes haven’t been as prevalent…until now, apparently. On Monday,…

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Broadway's viral hit Be More Chill will end its run in August by Rachel Yang

Be More Chill, the musical whose online popularity gave way to a Broadway debut in March, will play its final performance on Aug. 11. The show follows Jeremy (Will Roland), a self-described…

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Frozen, Aladdin stars set for cast of new Hercules stage musical by Christian Holub

Hercules is about to go the distance — from zero to (stage) hero. On Thursday, the Public Theater announced who will be playing the lead roles the upcoming Off Broadway musical adaptation …

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James Corden takes 'Crosswalk the Musical' to Paris for Les Misérables by Nick Romano

It’s official: James Corden’s Crosswalk theater troupe has come to Paris to totally boggle the French. Given their new surroundings it was only appropriate to perform Les Misérables —…

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

The Prom sets final Broadway performance for August by Rachel Yang

Less than a year after opening, The Prom will be taking its last bow on Broadway this summer. The Tony-nominated musical has set its final performance for Aug. 11 at the Longacre Theatre. …

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Viola Davis is making another August Wilson adaptation after Oscar win for Fences by Marcus Jones

Viola Davis will be back playing another character from the August Wilson canon after winning the Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 2017 for her role in Denzel Washington’s big-screen adapt…

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Beyoncé meets Nala from Broadway's The Lion King ahead of Disney remake by Justine Browning

It was a meeting of the lionesses for Beyoncé and Broadway star Syndee Winters. The singer, who voices Nala in Disney’s upcoming virtual-production animated remake of The Lion King enjoye…

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Lin-Manuel Miranda's Freestyle Love Supreme is coming to Broadway by Ruth Kinane

Lin-Manuel Miranda is freestyling his way back to Broadway this fall! During an appearance on Tuesday’s episode of The Tonight Show, the Hamilton mastermind announced he will be bringing …

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Watch Vanessa Carlton perform 'It's Too Late' ahead of Broadway debut playing Carole King by Marcus Jones

In anticipation of her Broadway debut taking over as Carole King in Beautiful, singer Vanessa Carlton performed “It’s Too Late” for Broadway.com. The “A Thousand Miles” singer will…

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Girl From the North Country, featuring Bob Dylan songs, is coming to Broadway by Jessica Derschowitz

Girl From the North Country is making its way to Broadway. The musical, which uses songs from the Bob Dylan catalog to tell the stories of residents in a Depression-era Midwestern boarding h…

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Monday, June 17, 2019

Debra Messing returning to Broadway stage in 2020 by Ruth Kinane

Debra Messing is about to celebrate her birthday on the Broadway stage — kinda. On Monday, Roundabout Theatre Company announced that Messing will star in the New York premiere of Birthday …

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See Ansel Elgort and Rachel Zegler in first look at Steven Spielberg's West Side Story remake by Christian Holub

It’s getting closer. For months now, film fans have eagerly sought news about the upcoming adaptation of West Side Story directed by Steven Spielberg. Having survived the aftermath of the …

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Friday, June 14, 2019

Lin-Manuel Miranda joins the cast of his In The Heights movie adaptation by Ruth Kinane

Oh, que calor!  Lin-Manuel Miranda is heading to Washington Heights — with a cart in tow. On Friday, the Broadway guru announced he will take on the small bit part of Piragüero in the up…

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Ed Harris to succeed Jeff Daniels as Atticus Finch in Broadway's To Kill a Mockingbird by Nick Romano

Jeff Daniels‘ time as Atticus Finch in Broadway’s To Kill a Mockingbird is officially coming to an end. Producer Scott Rudin announced Friday that Ed Harris, the four-time Oscar-nominate…

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Vanessa Hudgens to lead reading of The Notebook musical adaptation by Maureen Lee Lenker

Vanessa Hudgens is once again finding the music in her. The former High School Musical star, who has impressed critics and audiences with her work in live TV musicals like Grease: Live and R…

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Indecent is a masterful, exquisitely rendered piece of storytelling: EW review by Maureen Lee Lenker

Paula Vogel’s Indecent uses the production history of a little-known Yiddish play to get at haunting truths about the paradoxical nature of storytelling. In the world of Indecent, theater …

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Watch Catherine O'Hara visit the cast of Beetlejuice on Broadway by Maureen Lee Lenker

It looks like the cast of Beetlejuice said Catherine O’Hara’s name three times. The Schitt’s Creek actress attended the Broadway production of Beetlejuice on Saturday before intro…

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Dave Chappelle to make Broadway debut with limited run performance by Rosy Cordero

Dave Chappelle is taking his comedy show to Broadway this summer, for a limited time only. The two-time Emmy and Grammy Award-winner will bring Dave Chapelle Live on Broadway to the Lunt-…

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Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles trailer previews the story of the musical's unlikely journey to Broadway classic by Maureen Lee Lenker

Fiddler on the Roof is an essential part of Broadway traditions at this point — as crucial to the American songbook and stage as Oklahoma or West Side Story. And yet, for a time, it see…

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