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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Kevin Elyot's Early Gay Drama Coming Clean Will Return to London in 2020 by Andy Lefkowitz

King's Head Theatre's acclaimed staging of Kevin Elyot's groundbreaking 1982 play Coming Clean, which examines the breakdown of a gay couple's relationship, will return to the London stage …

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Paterson Joseph to Star as Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol at London's Young Vic by Andy Lefkowitz

Stage veteran Paterson Joseph has been cast as the evil Ebenezer Scrooge in the Young Vic's upcoming remount of A Christmas Carol. The smash-hit London production, adapted by Jack Thorne and…

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Al Roker Books Second Shift in Waitress on Broadway; Jordin Sparks Extends Run by Andy Lefkowitz

Al Roker is headed back to the diner. Following a cheered Broadway debut last fall in the hit musical Waitress, the beloved weather forecaster and journalist will reprise his turn as Old Joe…

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Michael Jackson Musical MJ to Open in Summer 2020 at Broadway's Neil Simon Theatre by Andy Lefkowitz

The highly anticipated musical framed around the life of the late singer-songwriter Michael Jackson has set dates and a main-stem venue for its world premiere. The previously announced musi…

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Jeremy O. Harris' Slave Play Adds Two Weeks to Broadway Run by Andy Lefkowitz

Jeremy O. Harris' acclaimed debut work Slave Play will remain on Broadway for a little longer. Originally announced as a limited engagement through January 5, the new play will now conclude…

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Jason Gotay to Play Che in Evita at New York City Center by Andy Lefkowitz

Strong-voiced star Jason Gotay has been cast as Che in New York City Center's upcoming special gala staging of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Tony-winning musical Evita. The previously a…

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Daveed Diggs Tapped to Play Sebastian in Live-Action Little Mermaid Film by Andy Lefkowitz

Daveed Diggs might be headed under the sea. The Tony-winning Hamilton breakout star is in final negotiations to play the cranky but supportive crab Sebastian in Disney's upcoming live-action…

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Idina Menzel to Celebrate New Album with Carnegie Hall Concert by Andy Lefkowitz

We couldn't imagine a better way to ring in the holiday season. Tony-winning Wicked original Idina Menzel has announced a wintertime concert event to toast the release of her new album Chr…

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Laura Benanti & Alex Brightman to Join Billy Crystal in His New Film Here Today by Andy Lefkowitz

A talented group of theater stars have been added to Billy Crystal's new comedy flick Here Today. Crystal directs and stars in the film, which he co-wrote with Alan Zweibel, his collaborator…

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Quentin Earl Darrington & Will Swenson Join Brooklyn 15th Anniversary Concert by Andy Lefkowitz

Broadway veterans Quentin Earl Darrington and Will Swenson will lend their voices to the score of the 2004 Broadway musical Brooklyn at its upcoming 15th anniversary reunion concert. Darri…

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Timothy Douglas Will Direct Frankenstein at Classic Stage by Andy Lefkowitz

Veteran director Timothy Douglas has signed on to helm Classic Stage Company's upcoming revival of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. The previously announced production, featuring a new adaptati…

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Joe Mantello Named Recipient of 2019 Mr. Abbott Award by Andy Lefkowitz

Veteran director-actor Joe Mantello will be honored by the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation with the 2019 Mr. Abbott Award. Presented for a lifetime of outstanding contribution…

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Jenn Colella & Caitlin Kinnunen to Lead Reading of Site-Specific Fun Home in NYC Funeral Home by Andy Lefkowitz

A site-specific staging of the 2015 Tony-winning Best Musical Fun Home has been scheduled to take place on December 19 at the Plaza Jewish Community Chapel funeral home in New York City. To…

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Monday, October 7, 2019

Ken Narasaki to Join Judith Ivey in Samuel D. Hunter's Greater Clements at Lincoln Center Theater by Andy Lefkowitz

Stage-and-screen veteran Ken Narasaki has joined the cast of Greater Clements, a new work by Lortel winner Samuel D. Hunter (The Whale), slated to make its world premiere at Lincoln Center T…

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Kathleen Marshall Recruited to Direct Musical Adaptation of Sideways by Andy Lefkowitz

Three-time Tony winner Kathleen Marshall has been tapped to direct and choreograph the in-development stage adaptation of Rex Pickett's bestselling novel Sideways, Variety reports. The prev…

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Kate Mulgrew & Francesca Faridany to Lead World Premiere The Half-Life of Marie Curie at Off-Broadway's Minetta Lane by Andy Lefkowitz

Stage veterans Kate Mulgrew and Francesca Faridany have been cast in the upcoming world premiere play The Half-Life of Marie Curie, set to play off-Broadway's Minetta Lane Theatre this fall…

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Jeff Daniels to Play Former FBI Director James Comey in Limited Series Based on His Book by Andy Lefkowitz

Jeff Daniels, the stage-and-screen star about to conclude his Tony-nominated run in To Kill a Mockingbird, will next appear as former FBI Director James Comey in CBS Studios' new limited ser…

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LaChanze & Andrea Martin to Join Campbell Scott in A Christmas Carol on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Tony-winning actresses LaChanze and Andrea Martin will return to Broadway this holiday season, taking on the roles of the Ghost of Christmas Present and the Ghost of Christmas Past, respect…

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Ahead of Global Release, Martin Scorsese's New Film The Irishman to Play Monthlong Engagement on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Netflix has announced that The Irishman, a new movie from Oscar-winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese, will be shown at the Belasco Theatre on Broadway ahead of its November 27 wide release. The…

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Sunday, October 6, 2019

Jeremy O. Harris' Slave Play Opens on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

On the heels of an acclaimed 2018 world premiere staging at New York Theatre Workshop, Jeremy O. Harris' acclaimed debut work Slave Play opens at Broadway's Golden Theatre on October 6. Ro…

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Friday, October 4, 2019

Game of Thrones' Brenock O'Connor to Lead Sing Street Musical at New York Theatre Workshop by Andy Lefkowitz

Casting is complete for the world premiere production of Sing Street, a new musical based on John Carney's Golden Globe-nominated 2016 motion picture. The previously announced production wi…

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Diahann Carroll, Historic Tony-Winning Star, Dies at 84 by Andy Lefkowitz

Diahann Carroll, a multi-talented performer who paved the way for black representation on stage and screen, died on October 4 in Los Angeles, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The cause…

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Michael Jackson Musical Gets New Title Before Bowing on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Ahead of its highly anticipated Broadway premiere, the new Michael Jackson-scored musical, previously titled Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough, has been re-titled simply MJ. The musical will m…

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Dana Ivey & Morgan Freeman to Revisit Driving Miss Daisy for Acting Company Benefit by Andy Lefkowitz

Dana Ivey and Morgan Freeman, the award-winning stars who originated the roles of Daisy Werthan and Hoke Colburn in the 1987 debut staging of Alfred Uhry's Pulitzer-winning play Driving Mis…

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Jackie Sibblies Drury's Pultizer Winner Fairview Sets Casting for U.K. Premiere at the Young Vic by Andy Lefkowitz

Complete casting has been announced for the highly anticipated U.K. debut of Fairview, the 2019 Pulitzer-winning play by Jackie Sibblies Drury. Nadia Latif will direct the production, slate…

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Dear Evan Hansen Star Andrew Barth Feldman Is's Next Vlogger by Andy Lefkowitz

Get ready for a one-of-a-kind look inside this Tony-winning musical! Dear Evan Hansen's title star, Jimmy Award winner Andrew Barth Feldman, will lead's new vlog, "Behind the St…

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Riverdance to Celebrate 25th Anniversary with New Engagement at Radio City Music Hall by Andy Lefkowitz

Riverdance is headed back to New York City for the first time in 10 years. The celebrated dance show has scheduled an eight-performance run at Radio City Music Hall from March 10-15, 2020, h…

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David Byrne's Acclaimed Theatrical Concert American Utopia Arrives on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

After a year-long, acclaimed international tour, Scottish-American singer-songwriter David Byrne's acclaimed theatrical concert American Utopia arrives at Broadway's Hudson Theatre on Octob…

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Thursday, October 3, 2019

Dear Evan Hansen's Andrew Barth Feldman Gathers Star-Studded Cast to Perform His Star Wars Parody Musical in Concert by Andy Lefkowitz

Andrew Barth Feldman, standout title star of Broadway's Dear Evan Hansen, has announced an upcoming concert performance of his parody musical SW: A New(sical) Hope, set to appear at Feinste…

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Bernadette Peters Will Return to the Small Screen in CW's Katy Keene by Andy Lefkowitz

Tony-winning legend Bernadette Peters has landed a series-regular role on Katy Keene, the upcoming spinoff of the CW hit Riverdale, according to Deadline. Peters will play the "eccentricall…

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Classic Stage Company to Honor Anika Noni Rose & Ted Chapin at Fall Gala by Andy Lefkowitz

Off-Broadway's Classic Stage has announced Tony winners Anika Noni Rose and Ted Chapin as honorees of the company's 2019 gala. CSC Artistic Director John Doyle will direct the event, to be h…

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