Thursday, March 26, 2020

BONNIE & CLYDE and ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Announced As Additions to Music Theatre International's 'Free Reads'

Music Theatre International has announced via Twitter that they have released Bonnie & Clyde and Once on This Island as 'Free Reads'.

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Monday, March 23, 2020

The Miss Saigon U.S. Tour Has Ended Its Run Early Due to the COVID-19 Crisis by Ryan Gilbert

Due to the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis and the effect it has had on the theater industry in venues across the country, the producers of Miss Saigon announced that the North American tour h…

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Sunday, March 22, 2020

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND National Tour Has Played its Final Performance

Director Michael Arden announced on Instagram that the national tour of Once on This Island has played its final performance.

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Tony-Winning Once On This Island Ends National Tour Early in Response to COVID-19 by Michael Appler

The national tour of Once On This Island has ended its scheduled run early, Tony-nominated director Michael Arden announced on Instagram on March 21. While many national tours have canceled…

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Listening Party: Look Back at the Original Broadway Production of Once on This Island by Marc J. Franklin

Broadway couple Stephanie J. Block and Sebastian Arcelus recommends listening to the 1990 Tony Award-winning musical.

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Lea Salonga Postpones North American Tour Until the Fall by Andrew Gans

The Tony-winning star of Miss Saigon and Once On This Island was scheduled to launch her tour April 3 in Honolulu.

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Monday, March 16, 2020

BWW Exclusive: Ben Rimalower's Broken Records with Special Guest, Tony Nominee Michael Arden!

In this episode, Ben and Daniel talk to actor and director Michael Arden about Joni Mitchell's 1971 album 'Blue.' They also discuss Audra McDonald, Ricky Ian Gordon, 'Follies,' Alexandra Sil…

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Thanks to Tony Winner Laura Benanti, Students Everywhere Get to Perform from Their School Musicals on TV by Andy Lefkowitz

The COVID-19 pandemic hasn't just put a temporary hold on Broadway and off-Broadway shows, but it presented a real gut punch to rising theater stars, last week causing the cancellation of…

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Tony-Nominated Hailey Kilgore Joins Cast Of Starz Series ‘Power Book III: Raising Kanan’ by Greg Evans

Hailey Kilgore, a 2018 Tony Award nominee for her performance in the Broadway musical Once On This Island, has joined the cast of the Starz series Power Book III: Raising Kanan. She’ll pla…

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Alex Newell Talks His NBC Show Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist and Becoming Friends with Bernadette Peters by Diep Tran

Actor Alex Newell has had an extraordinary 2020 so far. Two weeks ago, he wrapped filming on season one of the new NBC television show Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist. He released a music vi…

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Monday, February 24, 2020

Celebrating Black History Month: Hailey Kilgore Honors 'Epitome of a Legend,' Camille A. Brown 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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Saturday, February 22, 2020

From Miss Saigon to Once On This Island: Celebrate Lea Salonga on Stage by Hannah Vine

The Tony Award winner celebrates her birthday February 22.

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Tony Nominee Michael Arden Will Make His Feature Film Directing Debut in The Book of Ruth by Michael Appler

Michael Arden, who was Tony nominated for directing the revivals of Spring Awakening (2016) and Once on This Island (2018), will make his feature film debut directing The Book of Ruth, a…

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

Alysha Deslorieux to Join David Hyde Pierce & Ari'el Stachel in New Musical The Visitor at the Public Theater by Andy Lefkowitz

Broadway alum Alysha Deslorieux has taken over the role of Zainab in the world premiere musical The Visitor, set to arrive at off-Broadway's Public Theater this spring. Deslorieux replace…

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Monday, February 3, 2020
Friday, January 31, 2020

Written in the Stars! Disney Will Launch a New North American Tour of Elton John & Tim Rice’s Aida in 2021 by Ryan Gilbert

Disney Theatrical Productions announced that a new North American tour of Elton John and Tim Rice’s beloved Broadway musical Aida will launch in early 2021. The new tour will premiere at N…

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

New York Pops Announces Broadway Stars Set to Perform During 2020-2021 Season at Carnegie Hall by Andy Lefkowitz

Six Broadway favorites have been selected to lend their voices to the 2020-2021 season of The New York Pops. Steven Reineke will music-direct and conduct the 8:00pm concerts, each set to app…

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New York Pops Announces Broadway Stars Set to Perform Concerts During 2020-2021 Season at Carnegie Hall by Andy Lefkowitz

Six Broadway favorites have been selected to lend their voices to the 2020-2021 season of The New York Pops. Steven Reineke will music-direct and conduct the 8:00pm concerts, each set to app…

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Friday, January 24, 2020

Earth, Water, Love and Death: A Review of Once On This Island at Broadway In Chicago by Aaron Hunt

If our country’s politics is exhausting you with its complexity, this production offers the opportunity to consider some of the same themes in a gentler rhythm.

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Once on This Island proves it takes a village by Kerry Reid

The central romance feels overly familiar, but this touring production's ensemble creates a magical environment. Your affection for Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flahe…

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Friday, January 17, 2020

The Friday 5: 5 Broadway "Rain" Songs by JK

I was rifling through some things the other day, and came across a flyer for Ghost: The Musical and saw this picture. It reminded me of that show's song "Rain" and how much I enjoyed Caissie…

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Louis Armstrong Bio-Musical A Wonderful World to Make World Premiere in Miami by Andy Lefkowitz

A new musical based on the life of music legend Louis Armstrong will arrive on stage in Miami Beach, Florida this spring. Titled A Wonderful World, the musical will play a world premiere en…

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Daniel J. Watts, Jefferson Mays & More Win 2020 L.A. Ovation Awards by Andy Lefkowitz

A celebrated group of Broadway talents were named winners of Ovation Awards for their work on the Los Angeles stage at a ceremony held on January 13. Tina star Daniel J. Watts, Tony winner J…

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Friday, January 10, 2020

Interview With Once On This Island’s JAHMAUL BAKARE by Michael J. Roberts

Showbiz Chicago Interview With <em>Once On This Island’s</em> JAHMAUL BAKARE Chicago native JAMHAUL BAKARE on playing Agwe in the National Tour of Once On This [...] Interview…

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Thursday, January 9, 2020

Joaquina Kalukango on Why She Needs to Go on Vacation After Slave Play by Michael Appler

Joaquina Kalukango currently stars as Kaneisha in Slave Play on Broadway, Jeremy O. Harris’ exploration of race and trauma. Slave Play’s intricate discussions about the lingering prese…

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Odds & Ends: Lea Salonga Announces North American & International Tour & More by Broadway.com

Here's a quick roundup of stories you might have missed today. Lea Salonga Announces North American & International Tour Make plans now to see this Broadway legend on stage! Lea Salong…

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Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Broadway’s West Side Story postpones opening night after star’s knee injury by Jessica Derschowitz

The new Broadway revival of West Side Story is pushing its opening night back by two weeks after leading man Isaac Powell suffered an onstage knee injury. Producer Scott Rudin told Deadline …

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Friday, December 20, 2019

Listen to LaChanze! Jagged Little Pill's Celia Rose Gooding Reveals Her Mom's Best Advice by Michael Appler

Celia Rose Gooding in "Jagged Little Pill." (Photo: Matthew Murphy) Celia Rose Gooding isn’t just Broadway’s newest star, leading Jagged Little Pill as Frankie Healy, the rebellious te…

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Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Norm Lewis & Faith Prince to Star in 42nd Street at Lyric Opera of Chicago by Andy Lefkowitz

Stage veterans Norm Lewis and Faith Prince have signed on to headline a Chicago staging of the Tony-winning Harry Warren and Al Dubin musical 42nd Street. Tony nominee Stephen Mear will dir…

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Alex Newell, Eden Espinosa & Jessica Vosk to Share the Role of Narrator in 50th Anniversary Joseph Concert by Andy Lefkowitz

Powerhouse stage stars Alex Newell, Eden Espinosa and Jessica Vosk have been selected to team up in the role of the Narrator in Manhattan Concert Productions' upcoming one-night presentat…

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Alex Newell, Eden Espinosa & Jessica Vosk to Share the Role of Narrator in 25th Anniversary Joseph Concert by Andy Lefkowitz

Powerhouse stage stars Alex Newell, Eden Espinosa and Jessica Vosk have been selected to team up in the role of the Narrator in Manhattan Concert Productions' upcoming one-night presentat…

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