Monday, August 29, 2016

Broadway Grosses: With One Week More, the Box Office Barricade Still Holds Strong at Les Miserables by Ryan McPhee

While many major players took a hit this past week, Les Miserables managed to keep strong at the barricade as it approached its final week of performances. The revival, which will conclude o…

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Odds & Ends: Renee Elise Goldsberry Returns to Her Lion King Roots, Phylicia Rashad Is Taye Diggs’ Mom & More by Lindsey Sullivan

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed from today. Renée Elise Goldsberry Gets Cool Mom Points The Hamilton Tony winner already has them in spades for playing the…

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Pint-Sized Stranger Things Stars Caleb McLaughlin & Gaten Matarazzo, Broadway-Bound Todrick Hall Join Elsie Fest Lineup by

Elsie Fest just got a whole lot stranger. Caleb McLaughlin and Gaten Matarazzo, two young Broadway alums who play Lucas and Dustin, respectively, on the Netflix series Stranger Things, will …

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Pint-Sized Stranger Things Stars Caleb McLaughlin & Gaten Matarazzo Join Elsie Fest Lineup by Ryan McPhee

Elsie Fest just got a whole lot stranger. Caleb McLaughlin and Gaten Matarazzo, two young Broadway alums who play Lucas and Dustin, respectively, on the Netflix series Stranger Things, will …

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Cynthia Erivo, Christopher Jackson & More Broadway Stars Circle Up & Sing Out for #BlackLivesMatter by

Poet and Hamilton performer Daniel J. Watts recently partnered with his soon-to-be co-star Brandon Victor Dixon and Motown’s Warren Adams to send a message through his words and song i…

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Broadway Grosses: The Book of Mormon Still Writes the Book on Box Office Success; Les Miz Marches for Two Weeks More by Ryan McPhee

The Book of Mormon is showing no sign of turning it off just yet. The Tony-winning musical, now in its sixth year, has managed to float comfortably above the $1 million mark and consistently…

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Jacqui Dubois and More Join GHOST - THE MUSICAL UK Tour; Cast Complete! by BroadwayWorld

West End musical theatre star Jacqui Dubois original London cast of Rent and Children of Eden, other credits include The Lion King, Fela and most recentlyPeople, Places and Things will join…

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Thursday, August 18, 2016
Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Breaking: Lindsay Nicole Chambers, Mel Johnson Jr. and James Ludwig Join the World Premiere of ON THE RAILS by BroadwayWorld

Algonquin Theater Productions and Jason Hewitt have announced Broadway actors Lindsay Nicole Chambers Lysistrata Jones, Legally Blonde, Hairspray, Mel Johnson Jr. Jekyll amp Hyde, Hot Feet, …

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Monday, August 15, 2016

Broadway Grosses: Waitress Makes Dough with Sugar, Butter, Flour...and Continuously Strong Box Office Numbers by Ryan McPhee

Baking is the last thing on our minds during this heat wave, but don’t tell that to Waitress. The new musical grossed $990,128, or 97.12% of its potential. Its Millionaire’s Club…

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Hotcha! Lana Gordon to Take Over as Velma Kelly in Chicago on Broadway by

Lana Gordon can't do it alone! The Broadway alum will begin performances as Velma Kelly in Broadway's Chicago on August 15. She steps in for Amra-Faye Wright in the role at the Ambas…

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Thursday, August 11, 2016
Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Instant New York: 14 Fierce Fan Photos from ‘The Lion King’ by Shelby Behrman

Don’t worry, we have enough fan photos from The Lion King on Broadway to have you singing “Hakuna Matata” for the rest of your days. The timeless tale, based on the 1994…

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Will Julie Taymor Bring David Henry Hwang's M. Butterfly Back to Broadway? by Ryan McPhee

David Henry Hwang's M. Butterfly may return to Broadway with a fellow Tony winner at the helm. According to the New York Post, Julie Taymor is in talks to direct a revival of the 1988 dr…

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Monday, August 8, 2016

Broadway Grosses: Cats, Les Miz & Phantom Bring Broadway Back to the '80s (And Adjust for Inflation) by Ryan McPhee

The Jellicles have gone up, up, up, past the Russell Hotel, up up up up to the Millionaire’s Club. The Broadway revival of Cats celebrated a gross of $1,083,009 this past week. This ma…

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Friday, August 5, 2016

Stage Tube: The Cast and Crew of West End's THE LION KING Showcase Their Different Training Methods by BroadwayWorld

Ahead of a summer of international sporting activity, Disney's THE LION KING has released a series of short films showcasing the athletic diversity and prowess of their West End cast and cre…

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Julie Taymor Reveals She'll Return to Broadway Next Season: 'I'm Coming Back' by BroadwayWorld

Julie Taymor, best known for her work on Broadway's THE LION KING and SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK, revealed that she will be heading back to the Great White Way next season.

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Julie Taymor will be back on Broadway next season by Barbara Hoffman

Decades before she soared with “The Lion King” — even longer before she crashed with “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” — Julie Taymor saw her first Shakespeare play. It was 1960, a…

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Thursday, August 4, 2016

The Lion King's Adrienne Walker on Craving Southern Cooking, Oozing Fierceness & Adoring Elephants by Lindsey Sullivan

Age: "Age?! OMG really?! No." Hometown: Jonesboro, GA Current Role: The Lion King's Nala, who is Simba's childhood friend. She grows into a strong lioness who falls …

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Monday, August 1, 2016

Broadway Grosses: Aladdin's Carpet Still Flies High Through a Box Office Low Tide by Ryan McPhee

The Broadway box office continued its slow decline, as is par for the course during this time of year. Most shows faced either a dip or a minimal bump in grosses. Two perennial hits—Th…

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We Want Tommy: Tony Nominee Tom Hewitt Returns to Broadway's Chicago by Ryan McPhee

A familiar face is stepping back into the Broadway courtroom. Tom Hewitt returns to Chicago on August 1 as the silver-tongued Billy Flynn. The Tony nominee takes over for Jane the Virgin sta…

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

BWW Interview: Debut of the Month - THE LION KING's Newest 'Nala' Adrienne Walker by Caryn Robbins

Today, Adrienne Walker speaks exclusively to BWW about making her Broadway debut in the Tony Award winning show and explains why her casting 'just kind of swept me off my feet'

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Monday, July 25, 2016

Broadway Grosses: Shuffle Along Sang the Broadway Blues to a Full House in Final Week by Ryan McPhee

Shuffle Along, or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed has hung up the tap shoes for the final time, having played its final performance at the Music Box Theatre…

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Sunday, July 24, 2016

BWW Exclusive: Moving House- How a Tony-Winning Play Switches Theatres by Nicole Rosky

Broadway shows changing houses is not a totally uncommon thing, though it has happened just a handful of times over the past few years. In 2013, Mamma Mia packed up at the Winter Garden to c…

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Monday, July 18, 2016

Broadway Grosses: Something Rotten! Gets an Egg-celent Boost as Tony Winner Christian Borle Bows Out by Ryan McPhee

It’s hard to be the Bard, but it’s even harder to say goodbye. Christian Borle took his final bow in Something Rotten! on July 16, concluding his Tony-winning stint as a leather-…

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Convicted felon’s new musical could be a big hit by Michael Riedel

Here’s a promising cast: Victoria Clark, Tony-winning star for “The Light in the Piazza”; Montego Glover, who was the highlight of “Memphis” a few years back; and Tsidii Le Lok…

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Renee Elise Goldsberry Lands Far-Out Netflix Role, Will Leave Hamilton This Fall by Ryan McPhee

Renée Elise Goldsberry is leaving Hamilton this year, but don’t worry: Her new role is out of this world. The Tony winner has been tapped to star in Netflix’s upcoming sci…

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