Wednesday, November 6, 2019

2019 Only Make Believe Gala by Barry Gordin

By: Iris Wiener November 6, 2019: Children’s theater company Only Make Believe celebrated its 20th anniversary on November 4th with a gala featuring appearances by Sir Ian McKellen, A…

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Monday, November 4, 2019

Sara Bareilles & Gavin Creel to Reunite in the West End's Waitress by Lindsey Sullivan

Though Waitress will close on Broadway on January 5, 2020, fans of the musical can catch its composer Sara Bareilles in the London production. The performer will make her West End debut …

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Mr. Broadway: November 2019: The Elder Prices of The Book of Mormon by JK

Hello! We thought we'd do something a little different in celebrating Mr. Broadway (and thanks to Janet V from Boston - are you drowsy? - for the suggestion!). This month, we are taking a l…

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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Watch Now: New Music Video for “Sexy” from Mean Girls by Broadway Direct

Make it Halloween every single day with our new release of “Sexy.” Mean Girls is a ferociously funny new musical from an award-winning creative team, including director Casey Nicholaw (A…

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Broadway’s 30 Longest-Running Shows by Playbill Staff

From The Phantom of the Opera to The Book of Mormon, flip through the longest Broadway runs to date.

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Monday, October 28, 2019

"An Evening With..." Eartha Kitt at The Green Room 42 by Angela Tricarico

by Anna Althiede In the immortal words of Eartha Kitt, “The price we pay for being true to ourselves is worth it.”  Though perhaps best commercially known as the voice behind the enduri…

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Thursday, October 24, 2019

Broadway-Bound Mrs. Doubtfire Musical Completes Casting for World Premiere at 5th Avenue Theatre by Andy Lefkowitz

Full casting has been announced for the upcoming world premiere of Mrs. Doubtfire, a new musical based on the popular film, appearing at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre this winter. The previou…

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Monday, October 21, 2019

Odds & Ends: New York Pops to Honor Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez at Annual Gala & More by

Here's a quick roundup of stories you might have missed today and this weekend. New York Pops to Honor Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez at Annual Gala The New York Pops has announ…

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‘Nashville’s Kyle Dean Massey Joins Patti LuPone As Broadway’s Upcoming ‘Company’ Adds Cast by Greg Evans

Broadway’s upcoming revival of the Stephen Sondheim landmark musical Company starring Katrina Lenk and Patti LuPone has nearly rounded out its cast, with Nashville‘s Kyle Dean Massey, Th…

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Friday, October 18, 2019

10 Broadway Actors Taking Hollywood by Storm by Paige Gittelson

Ben Platt Ben Platt has been working in professional theatre since he was 9 years old. He burst onto the scene in the Pitch Perfect movies, and starred as Elder Cunningham in The Book of Mor…

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Saturday, October 12, 2019

Top London Stage This Month: Ian McKellen, Cher, Ariana Grande, Adrian Mole by Mark Beech

The London stage this month has a range of different performing artists of every age and type. Among them: Ian McKellen, 80; Cher, 73; Ariana Grande, 26; Little Simz, 25; and even Adrian Mol…

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Sydney’s sold out hit Siblingship to head to Melbourne and Canberra by Arts Review

Following sold-out shows at The Hayes Theatre Co in Sydney this week, Siblingship will tour to Prahran’s Chapel Off Chapel and Queanbeyan’s The Q Theatre this October. Siblingship follow…

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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Waitress Star Mark Evans & Broadway's Justin Mortelliti Tie the Knot by Andy Lefkowitz

Congratulations are in order! Mark Evans, currently starring as Dr. Pomatter in Waitress, and his longtime love, Broadway actor Justin Mortelliti, were married on September 30 at Gilbertsvi…

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Friday, September 27, 2019

Idina Menzel's New Christmas Album to Feature Ariana Grande, Billy Porter & More by Andy Lefkowitz

Tony winner Idina Menzel has announced a talented group of stars set to lend their voices to her upcoming Christmas album. The new recording, titled Christmas: A Season of Love, will be re…

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The Friday 5: 5 Current Shows We'd Like To See Again by JK

Over the years, we've been fortunate to have seen favorite Broadway shows multiple times. Sometimes, it is an embarrassing number of times. Sadly, with the ever-climbing rise in ticket price…

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

5 Debut Questions: The Book of Mormon's John Pinto Jr. by Mo Brady

Today we welcome The Book of Mormon ensemblist John Pinto Jr. to the Great White Way and learn about his journey to Broadway! 1. What is your name and hometown? My name is John Pinto Jr. a…

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

VIDEO: Watch Ben Platt Talk About His Rugrats-Themed Birthday Party on THE TONIGHT SHOW!

Ben Platt stopped by The Tonight Show to celebrate his birthday and chat about his unintentionally terrifying sixth birthday party and a mortifying moment he experienced while performing The…

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The Book of Mormon celebrates 1000 performances in Australia! by Arts Review

The Book of Mormon, Broadway’s smash hit musical written by Trey Parker, Matt Stone and Robert Lopez, will this week celebrate a milestone, its 1000th performance in Australia on Friday 27…

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Friday, September 20, 2019

Michael Urie, Nikki M. James & More Join Tony Kushner's A Bright Room Called Day at the Public Theater by Andy Lefkowitz

Stage favorite Michael Urie (Torch Song, Grand Horizons) and Tony winner Nikki M. James (The Book of Mormon, Twelfth Night) are among the newly announced company of the Public Theater's hi…

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Smash Stars Krysta Rodriguez and Andy Mientus to Reunite at Feinstein’s/54 Below by Adam Hetrick

The Book of Mormon Tony winner Nikki M. James and upcoming Jagged Little Pill cast member Kathryn Gallagher will also appear.

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Neil Patrick Harris to Star in Lythgoe Panto in Pasadena

Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP) in association with the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, announces Jared Gertner (Broadway's The Book of Mormon) as Muddles, Garrett Clayton (Teen Beach Movie, Teen Bea…

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

BWW TV Exclusive: Brigham Young University Alumni Bring It at Broadway Sessions

Broadway Sessions kicked off it's new season recently with a celebration of alumni of the formidable MDT (Music/Dance/Theatre) program at Brigham Young University. Clark Johnsen (The Book of…

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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

‘Get a ticket while you can’: THE BOOK OF MORMON –Touring ★★★★★ by Fairy Powered Productions

Yes, The Book of Mormon is offensive with its liberal use of the swear words and the poking fun at religion, Aids and poverty is probably not for the easily offended. But it’s incredibly f…

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Friday, August 16, 2019

Broadway: “Book of Mormon” Goes Back on Discount as Tickets Are Available in Quantities Most Nights by Roger Friedman

The unthinkable has happened again. “The Book of Mormon” is back on discount. Once the king of sold out shows, the Tony

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Around the U.S.A in 80 Musicals: Part V: The Rockies by JK

As the summer boils on... a trip to the crisp cool air and stunning vistas of the Rocky Mountains sounds like bliss to us! Can't get there? How about getting there via our favorite outlet fr…

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Monday, August 5, 2019

Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with Tony-Winning Director, Choreographer Casey Nicholaw

The Book of Mormon. Mean Girls. The Prom. Aladdin. The Drowsy Chaperone. And that are only five of the many musicals that were directed and choreographed by one of the most productive men in…

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Thursday, August 1, 2019

Colin Donnell to Star in Almost Famous Musical at San Diego's Old Globe by Andy Lefkowitz

Colin Donnell is returning to the stage. The TV star of Chicago Med who has roots on Broadway will headline the new stage musical adaptation of Almost Famous at San Diego's Old Globe. The …

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Michael Arden to Direct 50th Anniversary Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Concert at Lincoln Center by Andy Lefkowitz

Michael Arden, the innovative director who earned a pair of Tony noms for his visionary takes on Once on This Island and Spring Awakening, has signed on to helm Manhattan Concert Productio…

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