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Monday, January 6, 2020

‘Beetlejuice’ breaks box office record for a third time by Caitlin Huston

“Beetlejuice” has broken multiple box office records at the Winter Garden Theatre in recent weeks. The musical announced Monday that it broke the seven-performance week record for the Wi…

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Tyler Lansing Weaks, Eduardo Ramos join cast of ‘Take Me Out’ by Caitlin Huston

Tyler Lansing Weaks and Eduardo Ramos are joining the cast of “Take Me Out” after the departure of two previously announced cast members. Weaks and Ramos take over the roles of Jason Che…

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Friday, January 3, 2020

Broadway category returns to GLAAD Media Awards by Caitlin Huston

This year’s GLAAD Media Awards will include an Outstanding Broadway Production category for the first time since 2014. The decision to bring back the category came after “a surge of powe…

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Thursday, January 2, 2020

New York Musical Festival ceases operation after 15 years by Caitlin Huston

The New York Musical Festival is ceasing operation after 15 years, the organization announced Thursday.  “It is with a heavy heart that we face the reality of the arts funding crisis in t…

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Monday, December 23, 2019

‘West Side Story’ postpones opening night after injury by Caitlin Huston

The “West Side Story” revival has moved back its opening night date by two weeks after Isaac Powell suffered a knee injury during a recent performance. The musical will now open on Feb. …

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The Drama League sets date for 2020 ceremony by Caitlin Huston

The Drama League Awards will be held May 15, 2020, the organization announced Monday. The 86th annual ceremony will take place at the Marriott Marquis Times Square at 11:30 a.m. The awards, …

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Friday, December 20, 2019

Cameron Dallas joins cast of ‘Mean Girls’ on Broadway by Caitlin Huston

Cameron Dallas, a social media star and singer, will step into the role of Aaron Samuels in “Mean Girls” on Broadway.  Dallas takes over for Kyle Selig, as he takes a four-week leave of…

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Paulo Szot to join the Broadway cast of ‘Chicago’ by Caitlin Huston

Paulo Szot, an opera star and Tony Award winner for “South Pacific,” will join the cast of “Chicago.” Szot begins in the role of Billy Flynn on Jan. 6 for a four-week run. He then re…

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Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell to appear in ‘Ragtime’ concert by Caitlin Huston

Original cast members Audra McDonald and Brian Stokes Mitchell will reunite for a benefit concert of “Ragtime.” The concert, which will benefit The Actors Fund, will be dedicated to Mari…

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‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ to play Madison Square Garden by Caitlin Huston

The Broadway production of “To Kill a Mockingbird” will perform the play at Madison Square Garden for 18,000 New York City public school students. The performance will take place on Feb.…

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019

David Jeffery to play Connor Murphy in ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ by Caitlin Huston

David Jeffery will take over the role of Connor Murphy in the Broadway cast of “Dear Evan Hansen.” Jeffery, who was part of the Toronto and touring companies of “Dear Evan Hansen,” t…

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‘The Inheritance’ releases new block of tickets by Caitlin Huston

“The Inheritance” has released a new block of tickets through June 7, 2020, the date of the 74th annual Tony Awards. The two-part play, written by Matthew Lopez, opened at the Ethel Barr…

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‘The Lightning Thief’ announces national tour by Caitlin Huston

“The Lightning Thief” will launch another national tour following its Broadway production. The musical, which plans to ends its Broadway run on the scheduled date of Jan. 5, 2020, will l…

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‘Phantom of the Opera’ to sell tickets through Amazon Alexa by Caitlin Huston

“The Phantom of the Opera” will now sell tickets through Amazon Alexa. The musical has partnered with, an artificial intelligence platform working with Broadway shows, to creat…

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Monday, December 16, 2019

Broadway Across America partners with two Michigan theaters by Caitlin Huston

Broadway Across America has entered into a partnership with Broadway Grand Rapids and Michigan State University’s Wharton Center for Performing Arts. As part of the partnership, Broadway…

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‘Beetlejuice’ brings attention to Broadway’s stop clause by Caitlin Huston

The stop clause has been part of Broadway for more than a century. The clause, which enables theater owners to evict a show if grosses fall below an agreed upon level for two consecutive wee…

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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Caissie Levy, John Cariani and more join Broadway cast of ‘Caroline, or Change’ by Caitlin Huston

Caissie Levy, John Cariani, Chip Zien and more are joining the Broadway company of “Caroline, or Change.”  They join the previously announced Sharon D. Clarke, playing Caroline. Levy, w…

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Catherine Brunell takes over for Jennifer Simard in ‘Mean Girls’ by Caitlin Huston

Catherine Brunell is joining the cast of “Mean Girls” to play the roles of Mrs. Heron/Ms. Norbury/Mrs. George. Brunell takes over the role from Jennifer Simard, who played her final Broa…

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Rashidra Scott joins Broadway cast of ‘Company’ by Caitlin Huston

Rashidra Scott will play the role of Susan in the upcoming revival of “Company.” Scott will play opposite Greg Hildreth as Peter. She comes to “Company” after starring as Josephine i…

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Austin Durant to step in for Danny Burstein in ‘Moulin Rouge!’ by Caitlin Huston

Austin Durant will fill in for Danny Burstein in “Moulin Rouge!” as Burstein takes a six-week medical leave of absence to repair a torn meniscus. Durant will take on the role of Harold Z…

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‘Slave Play’ launches new program of patrons gifting tickets by Caitlin Huston

“Slave Play” is formalizing a model of gifting tickets to attendees who may not otherwise be able to see the play.  The program, called Broadway Plus One, allows patrons to add an addit…

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Monday, December 9, 2019

‘Beetlejuice’ to end its run at the Winter Garden in June by Caitlin Huston

“Beetlejuice” will play its final performance at the Winter Garden Theater on June 6, 2020. The closing announcement comes after “Beetlejuice” broke a box office record in early Dece…

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Tony Goldwyn to join the cast of ‘The Inheritance’ by Caitlin Huston

Tony Goldwyn will take over John Benjamin Hickey’s role in “The Inheritance” for four months. Goldwyn will step into the role of Henry Wilcox on Jan. 5, 2020, as Hickey takes a leave o…

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Friday, December 6, 2019

‘The Lightning Thief’ releases two new albums by Caitlin Huston

“The Lightning Thief” announced the release of two new albums Friday. The musical, which runs at the Longacre Theatre through Jan. 5, is re-releasing its Off-Broadway recording with five…

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Kids’ Night on Broadway announces 2020 shows by Caitlin Huston

Participating shows have been announced for Kids’ Night on Broadway this winter.  The program, in which children ages 18 and under can attend participating Broadway shows for free when ac…

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Drama Desk Awards set ceremony date by Caitlin Huston

This season’s Drama Desk Awards will be held at The Town Hall on May 31, 2020. Nominations for the awards, which include Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway productions, will be an…

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

‘Waitress’ to hold Q&A event on Dec. 9 by Caitlin Huston

Cast members of “Waitress” will participate in a question-and-answer session following the performance on Dec. 9. The talkback will be moderated by SiriusXM host Julie James and will fea…

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‘Hangmen’ announces Broadway cast by Caitlin Huston

“Hangmen” has announced casting for its Broadway run this spring.  Mark Addy, Owen Campbell, Gaby French, Richard Hollis and John Horton will all reprise their Off-Broadway roles for th…

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

‘My Name is Lucy Barton’ moves up first preview date by Caitlin Huston

“My Name is Lucy Barton” will begin Broadway previews earlier than expected, the production announced Tuesday. The solo play, starring Laura Linney, will now begin previews at the Samuel…

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‘The Devil Wears Prada’ announces casting, new dates by Caitlin Huston

Beth Leavel will play Miranda Priestly in the world premiere of “The Devil Wears Prada” musical. Leavel will play opposite Taylor Iman Jones, who takes on the role of Priestly’s assist…

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Jordan Fisher will play Evan Hansen on Broadway by Caitlin Huston

Jordan Fisher will be the next Evan Hansen on Broadway.  Fisher will succeed Andrew Barth Feldman, who plays his final performance on Jan. 26. He comes to “Dear Evan Hansen” after makin…

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