Thursday, June 13, 2024

The 2024 JKTS Reader's Choice Awards! by JK

After nearly 500 votes, one show rose to the top and was clearly your overall favorite of the season. That's what the final results show, but that doesn't mean the other shows weren't in the…

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 06:32AM
Wednesday, June 12, 2024

The 2024 JKTS Awards! by JK

It's that time of year again! Awards season is about to culminate with The Tony Awards, but we'd like to give out a few on our own first. Some are serious, others are just for fun. Your Read…

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 07:36AM
Wednesday, June 5, 2024
Tuesday, June 4, 2024

David Korins (‘Here Lies Love’ scenic designer) on transforming a theater into a disco: ‘We didn’t just break the fourth wall, we obliterated by Sam Eckmann

“We needed every single step of the way to get us to Broadway. And that entire process took almost 13 years,” reveals David Korins of the long journey to bring “Here Lies Love” to Br…

SOURCE: Gold Derby at 06:30PM
Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Tony Winner LaChanze Launches Multimedia Producing Company LaChanze Productions by Darryn King

The Tony Award-winning actor and producer LaChanze has launched a new multimedia production company. LaChanze Productions will be focused on producing original works by new voices and making…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 01:48PM

The 2023 - 2024 Season Stand Outs by JK

Last week was the official end of the 2023-2024 Broadway season, and it was remarkable, if for nothing else than the sheer quantity of offerings! We envy all of you that got the chance to se…

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 07:32AM
Thursday, May 23, 2024

When scenic designers transform entire theaters by Naveen Kumar

Tony Award nominees David Korins and Tom Scutt delve into their processes of designing and remodeling Broadway houses to tell the stories of musicals “Here Lies Love” and “Cabaret,” …

SOURCE: Broadway News Subscription at 09:19AM
Monday, May 13, 2024

2024 Outer Critics Circle Awards Announced by Lauren Yarger

  Jenn Colella, center, Carrie-Chapman-Catt and the Suffs Company. Photo: Joan Marcus The Cast of Stereophonic. Photo: Julieta Cervantes Outer Critics Circle Awards 2024 Winners noted …

SOURCE: reflectionsinthelight.blogspot.com at 10:11AM
Friday, May 10, 2024

Broadway Games: The 2023 - 2024 Musical Dinner Party: Your Guest List by JK

Thanks to all of you who sent in your proposed guest list! Below is the final guest list, a summary of those characters that got the most invitations.  Broadway Games: The 2023 - 2024 Music…

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 07:06AM
Thursday, May 9, 2024

TITANIC STARTS JUNE 11! by Corine Cohen

A modern musical theatre masterpiece. Directed by Anne Kauffman (The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window) and featuring Tony winner Chuck Cooper (Trouble in Mind), Eddie Cooper (Parade), Andr…

SOURCE: broadwayshowbiz.com at 04:33PM
Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Jose Llana Joins City Center TITANIC! by Corine Cohen

I saw him at The York as Adam. He was awesome in Spelling Bee on Broadway as The King In The King and I with O’Hara he was so fabulous  and In Here Lies Love at The Public and On Broadway…

SOURCE: broadwayshowbiz.com at 08:03PM

Jose Llana Replaces Conrad Ricamora in TITANIC at Encores!

Jose Llana will now be playing the role of Thomas Andrews in Encores! Titanic, replacing his Here Lies Love costar Conrad Ricamora. Ricamora will reprise his role in the Broadway transfer o…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 05:54PM

Jose Llana to Replace Conrad Ricamora in Encores! Titanic by Hayley Levitt

Jose Llana will take on the role of Thomas Andrews in the Encores! production of Titanic this June, replacing the previously announced Conrad Ricamora. The show will have a two-week run a…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 05:36PM
Wednesday, May 1, 2024

The 2024 Tony Awards: About Those Nominations... by JK

After a huge number of productions opening by the season deadline, the Tony Awards nominating committee certainly had their work cut out for them! With 10 new plays, 5 play revivals, 15 new …

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 07:18AM
Monday, April 29, 2024

The 2024 Tony Awards: If We Were Nominators by JK

This year, Mike and I still have several Tony-eligible shows to see before the nominations are announced tomorrow. So, instead of our typical list of informed predictions, we are going to ta…

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 07:06AM
Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Outer Critics Circle Awards Announced by Lauren Yarger

Off-Broadway’s Dead Outlaw leads the musical pack with nine nominations. Stereophonic is the most nominated Broadway show, with seven. Nominees for the 2024 John Gassner Award for New…

SOURCE: reflectionsinthelight.blogspot.com at 04:18PM
Friday, April 19, 2024

Broadway Games: Where Haven't We Seen You Before II by JK

 Broadway Games: Where Haven't We Seen You Before: This week's game asks you to pick the one show each Broadway luminary below didn't work on. 1. Jason Robert Brown A. Broadway: The La…

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 06:36AM
Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Tonys mystery: Will closed shows be nominated for Best Musical for the first time since 2013? by Jeffrey Kare

According to the combined predictions of Gold Derby users as of this writing, two closed shows are expected to receive nominations for Best Musical at this year’s Tony Awards. They are “…

SOURCE: Gold Derby at 12:00PM
Monday, April 8, 2024

Bernadette Peters & Lea Salonga Will Lead STEPHEN SONDHEIM'S OLD FRIENDS in LA and on Broadway

Center Theatre Group (CTG) announced today the North American premiere of Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends, starring Bernadette Peters (Gypsy, Annie Get Your Gun) and Lea Salonga (Miss…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 10:18AM
Friday, April 5, 2024

"Why God Why?" from Broadway Backwards 2024 featuring Arielle Jacobs by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

The beloved “Why God Why?” from Miss Saigon took on new meaning when Arielle Jacobs (Here Lies Love) worked through her complicated emotions of falling in love with Mae-Lynn Flores with …

SOURCE: YouTube at 07:54PM

Broadway Games: The Twenty-One 23-24 Musicals by JK

The 2023-2024 Broadway season certainly has been one for the record books for musical lovers! Barring another last-minute surprise, there have been an impressive number of new musicals and m…

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 07:36AM
Monday, April 1, 2024

Witness the Spellbinding Pinball Wizardry at the Broadway Opening of The Who's Tommy by Broadway.com

The Who's Tommy, Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff's groundbreaking 1993 rock opera, celebrated its official return to Broadway at the Nederlander Theatre on March 28. Helmed by McAnuff, the …

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 05:18PM
Sunday, March 31, 2024

Jose Llana: Here Lies Pride by Frank Rizzo

It was an awkward moment for Jose Llana when he told his family that he would be starring in the new stage musical "Here Lies Love." But Llana would not be playing heroic Philippine politici…

SOURCE: ShowRiz at 08:56AM
Thursday, February 29, 2024

Julie Benko, Norbert Leo Butz, Joshua Henry & More Join Broadway Backwards by Hayley Levitt

Additional stars have joined the lineup for the 2024 edition of Broadway Backwards, the annual one-night-only benefit concert that has Broadway stars reimagine classic show tunes as queer a…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 01:12PM
Thursday, February 15, 2024

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
Friday, February 9, 2024

Photos: Go Inside Ars Nova's 2024 Nova Ball Honoring Alex Timbers by Molly Higgins

The Tony-winning director is known for Moulin Rouge!, Here Lies Love, Gutenberg!, and more.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:32AM
Thursday, February 8, 2024

Kristin Chenoweth and F. Murray Abraham Set for Pre-Broadway Premiere of Stephen Schwartz's The Queen of Versailles in Boston by Darryn King

The Queen of Versailles, a new musical reuniting Wicked composer-lyricist Stephen Schwartz with Tony and Emmy Award winner Kristin Chenoweth, will have its world premiere at Boston's Emer…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 12:02PM
Wednesday, January 17, 2024

An Interesting but Worriesome Time to be Retired by Elyse Sommer by Elyse Sommer

   An Interesting but Worriesome Time to be Retired  by Elyse Sommer Retiring from a super-busy career you love is not easy.   Fortunately, everything I and my many good friends and col…

SOURCE: CurtainUp at 01:42PM

Nikki M. James, Jenn Colella and More to Star Alongside Shaina Taub in Broadway's Suffs by Darryn King

Shaina Taub will lead the cast of Suffs on Broadway, reprising her performance as Alice Paul, which she debuted for the musical's extended 2022 world-premiere production at The Public Theat…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 10:42AM
Monday, January 8, 2024

Broadway alums win 2024 Golden Globe Awards by Andy Lefkowitz

Comedian Jo Koy, who was a producer on the recent Broadway musical “Here Lies Love,” served as host of the 81st annual ceremony.

SOURCE: Broadway News Subscription at 09:22AM
Wednesday, January 3, 2024

Conrad Ricamora to Join Cole Escola as Abraham Lincoln in Oh, Mary! by Darryn King

The complete cast is set for actor and comedian Cole Escola’s darkly ridiculous new comedy about Mary Todd Lincoln, Oh, Mary! The show, directed by Sam Pinkerton and starring Escola themse…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 04:06PM

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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