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Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Rachel McAdams Begins Her Debut Broadway Run in Amy Herzog's Mary Jane by Darryn King

Mary Jane, starring Rachel McAdams in her Broadway debut, begins performances at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on April 2, with an official opening set for April 23. The play is written by …

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Monday, April 1, 2024

Peter Morgan's Political Thriller Patriots, Starring Michael Stuhlbarg, Begins Performances on Broadway by Darryn King

Patriots, a political thriller written by The Crown creator Peter Morgan, begins its limited Broadway engagement at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on April 1, with an official opening set for A…

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Cabaret, Starring Eddie Redmayne and Gayle Rankin, Begins Broadway Performances by Darryn King

The acclaimed West End production of Cabaret has come to Broadway, starring Oscar and Tony winner Eddie Redmayne, reprising his Olivier Award-winning performance as the Emcee, and Gayle Rank…

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Friday, March 29, 2024

See the Tommy Company Celebrate a Sensational Broadway Opening Night by Darryn King

The revival of The Who’s Tommy opened at the Nederlander Theatre on March 28, bringing the rock opera back to Broadway for the first time in over 30 years. The Broadway Show was there to …

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Broadway Revival of Home, Directed by Kenny Leon, Has Its Complete Cast by Darryn King

Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway revival of Samm-Art Williams' Home, directed by Kenny Leon, has its complete cast. Performances will begin at the Todd Haimes Theatre on May 17, with an…

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Louis Gossett Jr., Academy Award-Winning Stage and Screen Actor, Dies at 87 by Darryn King

Louis Gossett Jr., an Academy and Emmy Award-winning stage and screen actor who enjoyed a busy career on Broadway in the ‘60s, has died. He died at a rehabilitation center in Santa Monica,…

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The Great Gatsby Gets the Party Started with Its First Broadway Performance by Darryn King

The Great Gatsby, the new musical adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s tale of Jazz-Age hedonism and heartbreak, begins performances at the Broadway Theatre on March 29. Tony nominees Jerem…

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The Heart of Rock and Roll Starts Beating on Broadway by Darryn King

The Heart of Rock and Roll, the raucous new romcom musical set to the songs of irrepressible ’80s hitmakers Huey Lewis and the News, begins Broadway performances at the James Earl Jones Th…

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The Wiz Is Home: After a Whirlwind Tour, the Revival Begins Its Broadway Run by Darryn King

The Wiz, an all-Black retelling of L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, has arrived on Broadway after the first leg of its national tour. The revival begins performances at the Marq…

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Thursday, March 28, 2024

Jinkx Monsoon, Amber Iman, Wayne Brady and More Join Miscast24 by Darryn King

Wayne Brady (The Wiz), Amber Iman (Lempicka), Jinkx Monsoon (Little Shop of Horrors, Chicago) and Mykal Kilgore (Motown the Musical) will perform at Miscast24. This year’s edition of the a…

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André De Shields and More Stars of Broadway and Ballroom to Lead Cats: The Jellicle Ball by Darryn King

Broadway veteran and Tony Award winner André De Shields will play the role of Old Deuteronomy in Cats: The Jellicle Ball, the drag and ball culture-inspired take on the Andrew Lloyd Webber …

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Making Her Broadway Debut in Hadestown, Ani DiFranco Is Inspired by the Badassery by Darryn King

On February 9, the Grammy Award winner and alternative folk heroine Ani DiFranco made her Broadway debut, playing the role of Persephone in the Tony Award-winning musical Hadestown. It’s …

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Aaron Tveit and Sutton Foster on Sweeney Todd, Dressing Room Jams and Being Scared of Sondheim by Darryn King

On February 9, Tony-winning performers Aaron Tveit and Sutton Foster took over the roles of Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in the revival of Sweeney Todd: The Demo…

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Broadway's Chicago Welcomes Back Bianca Marroquín and Natasha Yvette Williams by Darryn King

Bianca Marroquín will return to the Broadway cast of Chicago as Roxie Hart alongside Tony nominee Natasha Yvette Williams, who returns to the show in the role of Matron “Mama” Morton.…

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Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Cast Climbs Aboard the London Return of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Starlight Express by Darryn King

The complete cast is set for the London return of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Starlight Express. The musical about sentient trains begins performances at the specially designed Starlight Audito…

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Ariana DeBose Will Host the Tony Awards for the Third Time by Darryn King

Academy Award winner and Tony nominee Ariana DeBose will host the 77th Annual Tony Awards, celebrating the 2023-24 Broadway season. She will also serve as producer and choreograph the show's…

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Tuesday, March 26, 2024

The Denim Diaries with A Beautiful Noise’s Amber Ardolino, Episode 8: Good Times Never Seemed So Good by Darryn King

In January, Amber Ardolino donned the blue jeans (and blonde wig) to play Marcia Murphey in A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical opposite Nick Fradiani’s Neil Diamond. Now, for the …

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Broadway's Badass Suffs Take Over the Music Box Theatre Tonight by Darryn King

Suffs, starring Shaina Taub, and with book, music and lyrics by Taub, begins its Broadway run on March 26 at the Music Box Theatre, with an official opening set for April 18. Taub plays suf…

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Monday, March 25, 2024

J. Harrison Ghee, Tom Hewitt and Sierra Boggess to Lead Chicago World Premiere of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by Darryn King

Tony Award winner J. Harrison Ghee, Tony Award nominee Tom Hewitt and Olivier Award nominee Sierra Boggess will star in the new musical Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil at Chicago’s…

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Back on Broadway After 46 Years, The Notebook's Dorian Harewood Gets His Sardi's Portrait by Darryn King

Dorian Harewood, the veteran actor of stage and screen currently starring in The Notebook on Broadway, was honored with one of Sardi's famed caricature portraits on March 22. Other stars of …

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Cynthia Erivo, Ruthie Ann Miles, Susan Graham and More to Star in A Little Night Music in Concert by Darryn King

Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music, starring Tony Award winner Cynthia Erivo (Petra), Tony Award winner Ruthie Ann Miles (Countess Charlotte), Tony Award nominee Ron Raines (Fredri…

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New Musicals Mystic Pizza and Take the Lead Set for Paper Mill Playhouse Season by Darryn King

The new musical Mystic Pizza and the world premiere of Take the Lead feature in Paper Mill Playhouse's upcoming 2024-25 season. Mystic Pizza is based on the 1988 romantic comedy starring Ju…

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Fraught Family Drama Appropriate, Starring Sarah Paulson, Opens at the Belasco Theatre by Darryn King

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' ensemble play Appropriate begins performances at the Belasco Theatre on March 25 following an initial Broadway run at Second Stage's Hayes Theater, which ended on Ma…

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Friday, March 22, 2024

Delia Ephron's Left on Tenth, Starring Julianna Margulies and Peter Gallagher, Will Open on Broadway This Fall by Darryn King

Delia Ephron’s memoir Left on Tenth, adapted for the stage by Ephron herself, will open on Broadway in the fall. Emmy and Golden Globe winner Julianna Margulies will star as Delia and Gold…

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Hadestown’s Jordan Fisher Extends Broadway Run as Orpheus by Darryn King

Jordan Fisher has extended his run as Orpheus in Broadway's Hadestown. His final performance at the Walter Kerr Theatre will be September 15. The actor has additionally announced plans to…

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Andrew Rannells and Katie Brayben Will Lead Tammy Faye at Broadway's Palace Theatre by Darryn King

Two-time Tony nominee Andrew Rannells and two-time Olivier Award winner Katie Brayben, the stars of the Off-West End production of the Elton John musical Tammy Faye, will reprise their roles…

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Alicia Keys Releases ‘Kaleidoscope,’ Written for Broadway's Hell’s Kitchen by Darryn King

“Kaleidoscope,” a new original song by Alicia Keys, written for the musical Hell’s Kitchen, is now available on all streaming platforms. The track features vocals by Keys along with He…

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Thursday, March 21, 2024

Take a Magic Carpet Ride Through Alan Menken’s Aladdin Score for its 10th Anniversary on Broadway by Darryn King

As a young child forced to endure the drudgery of piano practice, Alan Menken got bored playing other people’s music. Instead he would fake it, absorbing and then imitating the characteris…

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Watch the Cast and Creative Team of The Outsiders Bring an Epic Rumble to the Broadway Stage by Darryn King

If you know one thing about the story of the The Outsiders, you know that, at some point, there’s a hell of a fight. In the S.E. Hinton novel and the film adaptation by Francis Ford Coppol…

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Dead Outlaw, World-Premiere Musical from The Band’s Visit Team, Extends Run by Darryn King

Dead Outlaw, the world-premiere folk musical about a gunslinger-turned-side-show attraction, has extended its off-Broadway run by one week. The show, which began performances at Audible’s …

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Tim Pettolina, House Manager at Hamilton's Broadway Home, Wanted to Be in the Room Where it Happened by Darryn King

Few people today know the Richard Rodgers Theatre—the Broadway theater currently home to Hamilton—as intimately as Tim Pettolina. As the theater’s house manager, he ensures that the bu…

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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