Friday, August 14, 2020

Bringing the Iconic Temptations Sound to Broadway With Music Director Kenny Seymour by Logan Culwell-Block

The Ain't Too Proud and Memphis music director and arranger will answer your questions live on The Broadway Q&A from Playbill and The Growing Studio.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Musical of the Month: Floyd Collins: The Cast by JK

Last week, we introduced August's Musical of the Month, Floyd Collins an off-Broadway show that was a critical success and musical fan's dream, but had a short run in the mid-90s. You can s…

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Diana Musical to Hit Netflix Before Broadway Return, Marking Musical First for Streaming Giant by Paul Wontorek

Diana is headed to Netflix. Producers of the on-hold Broadway bio-musical about Princess Diana of Wales, unveiled plans to premiere a filmed version of the show before opening night at the …

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Monday, August 10, 2020

Leading Men Leslie Odom Jr., Joshua Henry and Derrick Baskin to Join Michael James Scott for Roundtable Discussion by Caitlin Moynihan

As previously announced, Aladdin star Michael James Scott has joined the team of Broadway.com's popular daily live news show #LiveatFive to host a weekly roundtable discussion with theater s…

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Saturday, August 1, 2020

"A Soldier's Story" Flies Its Flag at Half-Mast by Broadwayandme

One of my best friends worked for the Negro Ensemble Company back in its heyday and so I got to see the original productions of such shows as Zooman and the Sign, The River Niger and the NEC…

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Friday, July 31, 2020

Playwright Nambi E. Kelley to Pen Phenomenal Woman: Maya Angelou with Eye for Broadway by Lindsey Sullivan

A stage play about the life story and written works of the late author and poet Maya Angelou has now found its scribe. Native Son and The Chi writer Nambi E. Kelley has signed on for Phenome…

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Monday, July 27, 2020

Tony Nominee Christopher Jackson to Perform Benefit Concert Live from New World Stages by Lindsey Sullivan

Here comes the general! In addition to watching Christopher Jackson as George Washington in Hamilton on Disney+ or in Hulu's We Are Freestyle Love Supreme documentary, fans of the smooth-v…

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Friday, July 24, 2020

Olivier Nominee Beverley Knight Performs at the London Palladium to Test Reopening by Lindsey Sullivan

As previously reported, legendary composer Andrew Lloyd Webber is dedicated to finding a way to reopening theaters. He has been running a series of reopening tests at the London Palladium th…

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Monday, July 20, 2020

Five Broadway Ensemble Members to Join Michael James Scott for Roundtable Discussion by Caitlin Moynihan

As previously announced, Aladdin star Michael James Scott has joined the team of Broadway.com's popular daily live news show #LiveatFive to host a weekly roundtable discussion with theater s…

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Thursday, July 9, 2020

VIDEO: Watch Rob McClure Pass the Baton to Kalena Bovell for an Epic RAGTIME Opening!

Tony nominee Rob McClure (Mrs. Doubfire, Beetlejuice) continues his #ConducterCam series this week, this time passing his baton to Memphis Youth Symphony's Kalena Bovell. Watch as Rob and…

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See Ragtime Stars Audra McDonald & Brian Stokes Mitchell Reunite for Rob McClure's #PasstheBaton Campaign by Caitlin Moynihan

Mrs. Doubtfire title star Rob McClure has been keeping theater fans entertained during quarantine by creating an ongoing series in which he captures what it must be like to be a conductor on…

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Saturday, June 20, 2020

VIDEO: SIX, HEATHERS, COME FROM AWAY, and More Perform at Virtual West End Live

This year's virtual West End Live is underway! The first highlights programme features performances from Six, Wicked, Heathers, The Lion King, Bat Out of Hell, Les Miserables, Come From Away…

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Monday, June 15, 2020

Nikki M. James, Brandon Victor Dixon and Montego Glover Join Michael James Scott for #LiveatFive Roundtable Discussion by Caitlin Moynihan

As previously announced, Aladdin star Micheal James Scott has joined the team of Broadway.com's popular daily live news show #LiveatFive to host a weekly roundtable discussion with notable t…

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Monday, May 18, 2020

Checking In With… Tony Nominee Chad Kimball, Star of Come From Away, Memphis, Into the Woods, More by Andrew Gans

The new feature series catches up with Broadway actors during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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Thursday, April 9, 2020

Musical of the Month: The Drowsy Chaperone: The Creative Team by JK

This week as we take a look back at what the creative team of April's Musical of the Month, we'll find some familiar names, and others who haven't been heard from since the show closed. As …

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Monday, March 9, 2020

Desi Oakley, Kara Lindsay, Tiffany Mann and More to Star in New Musical THE VALLEY in Concert at The Green Room 42

An all-Broadway cast will present new musical The Valley in concert starring Desi Oakley (Waitress, Chicago, Les Misérables, Wicked), Kara Lindsay (Wicked, Newsies, Beautiful), Tiffany Mann…

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Friday, March 6, 2020

Tom Jones musical What's New Pussycat? to premiere this autumn by Chris Wiegand

Production uses hits of Welsh singer Tom Jones to tell story of the character Tom Jones in Henry Fielding’s 1749 novel Delilah, Sex Bomb and other Tom Jones hits are to be brought together…

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The Hot Wing King by Darryl Reilly

“Spicy. Cajun. Alfredo. With Bourbon Infused. Crumbled. Bacon” is the hoped-for path to victory for the pivotal Memphis cooking competition in award-winning playwright Katori Hall’s up…

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Monday, March 2, 2020

Cast Album of Broadway's Princess Diana Musical to Be Released This Summer by Andy Lefkowitz

The score to Diana, the new tuner framed around the life of Princess Diana, will be preserved as an original cast album, Universal Music Group has announced. The musical begins previews ton…

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Meet the Cast of DIANA - Now in Previews on Broadway!

DIANA is officially in previews on Broadway! Tony Award®-winning director Christopher Ashley (Come From Away) and the writers behind the Tony Award-winning musical Memphis (Joe DiPietro and…

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Princess Diana Bio-Musical, from Tony-Winning Memphis Team, Arrives on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Diana, a new musical based on the life of Princess Diana, begins previews on March 2 at the Longacre Theatre. The production will officially open on March 31. Created by the Tony-winning te…

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Review: In ‘The Hot Wing King,’ a New Recipe for a Family by Ben Brantley

Katori Hall’s genial play, built around a cooking contest in Memphis, uses a sitcom structure to explore black masculinity.

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The Hot Wing King Is Spicier Than a Suicide Drumette

Katori Hall's new play is about a circle of gay black men in Memphis, Tennessee.

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Sunday, March 1, 2020

Spicy and Sweet, ‘The Hot King Wing’ Delivers the Perfect Recipe by Matthew Wexler

Katori Hall's latest play, 'The Hot Wing King,' delivers a delicious snapshot of a group of gay black men set on the eve of a Memphis hot wing competition. The post Spicy and Sweet, ‘The H…

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Take a First Look at Katori Hall's Newest Play, The Hot Wing King at Off-Broadway's Signature Theatre by Diep Tran

Katori Hall is having a busy season. She's the book writer of Tina: The Tina Turner Musical on Broadway, and she has a world premiere play at off-Broadway's Signature Theatre. Titled The H…

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Friday, February 14, 2020

Celebrating Black History Month: James Monroe Iglehart Honors Original The Wiz Lion, Ted Ross by Michael Appler

In honor of Black History Month, Broadway.com asked actors, directors and playwrights to tell us about black theater-makers who inspired them. Stars jumped at the chance to honor those who…

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Olivier Nominee Beverley Knight & The Ferryman's Fra Fee Added to Star-Packed Cinderella Film by Andy Lefkowitz

Stage stars Beverley Knight and Fra Fee have joined the company of the highly anticipated Cinderella movie musical remake. The previously announced film will arrive in cinemas on February 5…

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

On The Beale Street Sheiks by Trav S.D.

The Beale Street Sheiks were Frank Stokes (circa 1880s-1955) and Dan Sane (1896-1956). Much of their respective careers was spent playing apart, but it seemed sensible to put them in the sam…

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Monday, February 10, 2020

Celebrating Black History Month: Montego Glover Remembers the 'Brave and Brilliant' Alvin Ailey by Michael Appler

In honor of Black History Month, Broadway.com asked actors, directors and playwrights to tell us about black theater artists who inspired them. Stars jumped at the chance to honor those t…

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Laura Leigh Turner to Make Broadway Debut as Karen Smith in Mean Girls by Andy Lefkowitz

Broadway newbie Laura Leigh Turner will take over the role of Karen Smith in the Tony-nominated hit Mean Girls beginning on March 10. She will replace original cast member Kate Rockwell, who…

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Friday, February 7, 2020

Princess Diana's Life Story Is Coming to Broadway. Here's What You Can Expect.

Jeanna de Waal plays the title character in this new musical from the creators of Memphis.

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