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Tuesday, May 28, 2024

In Uncle Vanya, Alison Pill Contemplates Life, the Universe and Audience Etiquette by Darryn King

At a recent performance of Uncle Vanya at Lincoln Center, a couple of audience members returned to their front-row seats after intermission with a bag of pretzels each, then proceeded to mun…

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Call Me Cherry with The Outsiders’ Emma Pittman, Episode 6: I’ve Seen Fire and I’ve Seen Rain by Darryn King

In the new Broadway musical The Outsiders, now playing at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, Emma Pittman plays Cherry Valance, the sensitive, red-headed cheerleader in a world of battle-ready b…

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Oh, Mary! and Dead Outlaw Win 2024 Off Broadway Alliance Awards by Darryn King

The Off Broadway Alliance, an organization of off-Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents and marketing professionals, has announced the winners of the 13th Annual Off B…

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Job, Starring Peter Friedman and Sydney Lemmon, Will Transfer to Broadway by Darryn King

Following two sold-out runs off-Broadway, Job, a new play by Max Wolf Friedlich, will open on Broadway, starring original cast members Peter Friedman and Sydney Lemmon. Job will begin perfor…

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Tony Winner Ben Platt Will Reopen Broadway's Palace Theatre Today by Darryn King

Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award winner Ben Platt will reopen Broadway’s Palace Theatre on May 28. The Dear Evan Hansen and Parade star will perform a limited 18-performance concert residency i…

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Friday, May 24, 2024

Actress Brooke Shields Elected President of Actors' Equity by Darryn King

Golden Globe-winning actress Brooke Shields has been elected president of Actors’ Equity Association, the actor-stage manager union. Shields replaces Kate Shindle, president of AEA since 2…

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Following the Voyage of Encores! Titanic, Episode 1: Pre-Production by Darryn King

In 1997, the musical Titanic, with music and lyrics by Maury Yeston, sailed onto Broadway. Running for 804 performances, it won five Tony Awards, including for Best Musical, Best Score and B…

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Thursday, May 23, 2024

New York Theatre Workshop's 2024–25 Season to Feature Colman Domingo's Nat 'King' Cole Musical, Starring Dulé Hill by Darryn King

New York Theatre Workshop’s 2024–25 season will include a Nat “King” Cole musical co-written by Tony and Academy Award winner Colman Domingo. Premiering in spring 2025, and featurin…

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The Eyes Have It: Explore Cabaret Designer Tom Scutt’s Transformation of the Kit Kat Club by Darryn King

For the production of Cabaret that opened in London in 2021, the scenic designer Tom Scutt converted the 1882 Playhouse Theatre—an old Victorian music hall with a gaudy, neo-Baroque interi…

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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Lilli Cooper Joins Encores! Titanic Alongside Father Chuck Cooper and Brother Eddie Cooper by Darryn King

Tony nominee Lilli Cooper has climbed aboard the Encores! presentation of the musical Titanic, joining her Tony-winning father Chuck Cooper and brother Eddie Cooper. Her previous Encores! …

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Lincoln Center Theater/LCT3 to Present World Premiere of Phillip Howze’s Six Characters by Darryn King

Lincoln Center Theater/LCT3 will present the world premiere of Six Characters by Phillip Howze, directed by Dustin Wills. Performances will begin on July 13 at the Claire Tow Theater, with a…

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The Broadway League's 2024 League Awards Honor Thomas Schumacher and More by Darryn King

The Broadway League has presented its 2024 League Awards honoring excellence and achievement for Touring Broadway. The awards were bestowed during this year’s Broadway League Spring Road C…

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Steven Pasquale to Star in Kennedy Center Production of Nine by Darryn King

Steven Pasquale will star in the Kennedy Center’s upcoming production of the Maury Yeston–Arthur Kopit musical Nine. Directed by three-time Tony winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton), t…

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Romeo + Juliet, Starring Rachel Zegler and Kit Connor, Sets Dates, Venue and Design Team by Darryn King

The upcoming Broadway production of Romeo + Juliet, starring Kit Connor and Rachel Zegler, has set its dates, venue and design team. The Sam Gold-directed production will begin performances …

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An Illinoise Original Cast Recording, Featuring the Onstage Band, Is On the Way by Darryn King

The Tony-nominated dance musical Illinoise is to release an original cast recording. Illinoise: A New Musical, featuring new arrangements of the 2005 Sufjan Stevens album Illinois and perfo…

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Tuesday, May 21, 2024

How to Dance in Ohio Set for U.K. Premiere by Darryn King

How to Dance in Ohio, the Broadway musical inspired by Alexandra Shiva's award-winning documentary of the same name, will make its international premiere in the U.K. in 2025, at a venue to …

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Call Me Cherry with The Outsiders’ Emma Pittman, Episode 5: Pre-Show Rituals and Hot Takes by Darryn King

In the new Broadway musical The Outsiders, now playing at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, Emma Pittman plays Cherry Valance, the sensitive, red-headed cheerleader in a world of battle-ready b…

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Grammy Nominee Yola Will Make Broadway Debut as Hadestown’s Persephone by Darryn King

The Grammy-nominated British singer-songwriter Yola will make her Broadway debut as Persephone in Hadestown. Replacing Ani DiFranco in the role, she will begin performances at the Walter Ker…

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Hell's Kitchen, Water for Elephants and More Recognized at 2024 Chita Rivera Awards by Darryn King

The Chita Rivera Awards, an annual celebration of excellence in dance and choreography in film and theater, had its 2024 ceremony on May 20 at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts…

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Monday, May 20, 2024

New Mystic Pizza Musical Will Embark on National Tour in 2025 by Darryn King

The new musical Mystic Pizza, adapted from the 1988 romantic comedy starring Julia Roberts, will embark on a national tour in January 2025. The tour will officially open at the Riverside The…

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American Idol Winner Nick Fradiani to Play Neil Diamond in A Beautiful Noise National Tour by Darryn King

Nick Fradiani will play the title role in the national tour of A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical. The announcement was made on the May 19 season finale of American Idol, on which F…

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Friday, May 17, 2024

Avett Brothers Musical Swept Away Will Sweep Broadway Audiences Away in Fall 2024 by Darryn King

The musical Swept Away, with music and lyrics by the folksy musical trio the Avett Brothers, is coming to Broadway this fall, starring John Gallagher, Jr., Stark Sands, Adrian Blake Enscoe a…

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Sarah Paulson, Appropriate, Stereophonic, Hell's Kitchen and More Among Drama League Winners by Darryn King

The 90th Annual Drama League Awards were held on May 17 at a luncheon ceremony at the Ziegfeld Ballroom, hosted by Frank DiLella. The ceremony included the presentation of seven competitive…

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Broadway Revival of Home, Directed by Kenny Leon, Begins Performances Tonight by Darryn King

Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway revival of Home, directed by Kenny Leon, begins performances at the Todd Haimes Theatre on May 17. The play, by Tony-nominated playwright Samm-Art Will…

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Mary Jane, Starring Rachel McAdams, Sets Final Broadway Extension by Darryn King

Mary Jane, starring Academy Award nominee Rachel McAdams in a Tony-nominated Broadway debut, has extended its run, for the second and final time, by two more weeks. The show, which had its …

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Thursday, May 16, 2024

Michael R. Jackson and Anna K. Jacobs' Teeth to Have Open-Ended Run Off-Broadway; Cast Album on the Way by Darryn King

The subversive new musical comedy Teeth, written by Pop! creator Anna K. Jacobs (book and music) and Pulitzer Prize-winning A Strange Loop creator Michael R. Jackson (book and lyrics), will…

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Life and Trust, From Sleep No More Producers Emursive, Is Coming in June by Darryn King

Life and Trust, the latest immersive-theater project from Sleep No More producers Emursive, is coming to New York’s Financial District in June. Performances begin on June 17; the given loc…

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Tony Nominee Eddie Redmayne on Playing Cabaret's Emcee: 'It's Beyond Imagination' by Darryn King

Eddie Redmayne’s current workout regimen involves having a man beat the bejeezus out of him once a week. “In one way it’s emotional therapy,” he told The Broadway Show of his massag…

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Michael R. Jackson Musical Teeth Will Have Open-Ended Run Off-Broadway; Cast Album on the Way by Darryn King

The subversive new musical comedy Teeth, written by Pop! creator Anna K. Jacobs (book and music) and Pulitzer Prize-winning A Strange Loop creator Michael R. Jackson (book and lyrics), will…

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Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Hear from the Stars of the Dance Musical Illinoise at Its Gala Celebration by Darryn King

After wowing audiences in Annandale-on-Hudson, Chicago and the Upper East Side, the Sufjan Stevens dance musical Illinoise has finally arrived on Broadway—and it has the Tony nominations (…

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Playwrights Horizons Announces 2024-25 Season; Premieres from Jordan Harrison, Ryan J. Haddad and More by Darryn King

The Playwrights Horizons 2024-25 season is set, featuring premieres from Francesca D’Uva, Ryan J. Haddad, Jordan Harrison, Gabriel Kahane, Sarah Mantell and more. The season will open wit…

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All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards