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Monday, May 6, 2024

Ariana Madix Will Return to Broadway’s Chicago by Darryn King

Television personality, actress and author Ariana Madix will return to the Broadway cast of Chicago as Roxie Hart. Madix broke box office records for Chicago during her first appearance as …

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Friday, May 3, 2024

The Agony and the Ecstasy of Stereophonic Playwright David Adjmi by Darryn King

The latest script by the playwright David Adjmi resembles a musical composition: carefully calibrated rhythms, a complex interplay of parts, intentionally orchestrated dynamics. And the act…

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Oliver Tompsett, Shakespeare in West End's & Juliet, to Join Broadway Production by Darryn King

Oliver Tompsett, who played the role of William Shakespeare in & Juliet in the West End, will take over the role in the Broadway production at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. He joins t…

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Thursday, May 2, 2024

Road to the Jimmys, Episode 1: Glimpsing the Future of Broadway with Disney Theatrical's Thomas Schumacher by Darryn King

If the Tony Awards speak to what’s happening on Broadway now, the Jimmy Awards provide a forecast of Broadway's future. Formally known as the National High School Musical Theatre Awards, t…

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Ben Platt is Playing Himself, For Once, at the Palace by Darryn King

In May, Tony Award winner Ben Platt, best known for playing the title role in Dear Evan Hansen and, most recently, 2023's Parade, will take to the Broadway stage starring as… himself.…

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Mia Farrow and Patti LuPone to Return to Broadway in Jen Silverman's The Roommate by Darryn King

Three-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone will return to Broadway starring opposite Mia Farrow in The Roommate, a new play by Jen Silverman. Performances will begin at the Booth Theatre on…

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A Sign of the Times to Conclude Off-Broadway Run by Darryn King

A Sign of the Times, a new musical set in the 1960s and featuring several of that decade’s catchiest pop hits, will conclude its off-Broadway run at New World Stages on June 2. Previews of…

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Watch Drag Race and Little Shop Star Jinkx Monsoon 'Do Sincerity' with 'Somewhere That's Green' by Darryn King

Jinkx Monsoon, the RuPaul's Drag Race star, actor, singer and comedian, is now playing Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors at off-Broadway’s Westside Theatre opposite Corbin Bleu's Seymour.…

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Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Tony Nominee Michael Stuhlbarg and Will Keen Talk Patriots on Opening Night by Darryn King

Patriots, a political thriller that tracks the rise of the Russian leader Vladimir Putin, opened at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on April 22. “It is kind of like a modern Shakespeare play,…

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Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Tony Awards FAQ! Everything You Need to Know About the 2024 Tony Awards by Darryn King

Broadway's biggest night is nearly upon us, so has answers to all your frequently asked questions. Keep checking in for more information about the 2024 Tony Awards as it's annou…

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Call Me Cherry with The Outsiders’ Emma Pittman, Episode 2: A Soc's Saturday Night on Broadway 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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Monday, April 29, 2024

Jessica Lange, Jim Parsons and Celia Keenan-Bolger On Bringing Mother Play to Broadway by Darryn King

Mother Play, a world-premiere family drama by Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel, opened on April 25 at Second Stage's Hayes Theater. Directed by Tina Landau, the play stars Tony winner Jess…

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The Outsiders, Dead Outlaw and Stereophonic Lead 2024 Drama Desk Awards by Darryn King

The nominations for the 68th Annual Drama Desk Awards have been announced, with The Outsiders, Stereophonic and off-Broadway's Dead Outlaw leading the nominations. The Drama Desk Awards…

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See Jeremy Jordan and Eva Noblezada Arrive for The Great Gatsby Opening Night in Style by Darryn King

The Great Gatsby, the new musical adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s tale of Jazz-Age hedonism and heartbreak, opened at the Broadway Theatre on April 25. The show's stars, Tony nominees …

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Friday, April 26, 2024

Tony Awards Administration Committee Rules on Eligibility for Suffs, Stereophonic, Illinoise and More by Darryn King

The Tony Awards Administration Committee met on April 26 to confirm the eligibility status of 12 Broadway productions for the 2023-2024 season. This was the fourth and final time the Tony Aw…

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Tour the Sartorial Splendor of Broadway’s The Great Gatsby with Costume Designer Linda Cho by Darryn King

In his novel The Great Gatsby, amid intoxicating prose about glowing lights, copious drinks and too-eager laughter, F. Scott Fitzgerald demonstrates a discerning eye for clothes and what the…

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Christopher Ryan Grant, Van Hughes, Patti Murin to Lead The Ballad of Johnny and June at La Jolla by Darryn King

Christopher Ryan Grant, Van Hughes and Patti Murin will lead La Jolla Playhouse's world premiere of the new musical The Ballad of Johnny and June, about the country music stars Johnny Cash a…

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Water for Elephants Original Broadway Cast Recording Will be Released in May; Two Songs Now Available by Darryn King

The Original Broadway Cast Recording for Broadway’s Water for Elephants, with a score by the musical collective PigPen Theatre Co., will be released by Ghostlight Records on May 17. Two n…

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How Will Keen Brings Vladimir Putin to Chilling Life in Broadway's Patriots by Darryn King

In 2015, the British Medical Journal published a study on a phenomenon that the researchers observed among highly ranked Russian political figures and officials, including President Vladimir…

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Thursday, April 25, 2024

Renée Elise Goldsberry and Jesse Tyler Ferguson Will Announce 2024 Tony Award Nominations by Darryn King

Tony Award winners Renée Elise Goldsberry and Jesse Tyler Ferguson will announce the nominations for the 77th Annual Tony Awards. The announcement will air live from Sofitel New York on …

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Mary Jane, Starring Rachel McAdams, Extends Broadway Run by Darryn King

Mary Jane, starring Academy Award nominee Rachel McAdams in her Broadway debut, has extended its run at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre by two weeks. The show, which had its official opening…

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With the World Premiere of Mother Play, Jessica Lange Is Thrilled to Do Something New by Darryn King

Over the course of her Broadway career, the actress Jessica Lange—displaying what seems like the single-minded methodicalness of an assassin—checked off the classics of the American stag…

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Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Broadway Bares Will Hit the Strip with a Las Vegas Theme by Darryn King

This year's instalment of Broadway Bares, the industry’s annual, one-night-only striptease event, is embracing a Las Vegas theme. Broadway Bares: Hit the Strip, created by director and …

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The Big Gay Jamboree, New Musical from Titanique Creator Marla Mindelle, Will Open Off-Broadway by Darryn King

A new musical comedy created by Marla Mindelle, the writer and original star of the off-Broadway hit Titanique, will open off-Broadway. The Big Gay Jamboree, directed and choreographed by Co…

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Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Call Me Cherry with The Outsiders’ Emma Pittman, Episode 1: A Pretty Big Day 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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Will Butler and Stereophonic Stars Rock Out on Opening Night; Cast Album Details Teased by Darryn King

Stereophonic, the David Adjmi play about a band toiling away to record an album in the 1970s, celebrated its Broadway opening night at the Golden Theatre on April 19. was there …

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Monday, April 22, 2024

Huey Lewis and the Stars of The Heart of Rock and Roll Celebrate Their Broadway Opening by Darryn King

The Heart of Rock and Roll, the upbeat new romcom musical set to the songs of ’80s hitmakers Huey Lewis and the News, celebrated its arrival on Broadaway ahead of an official opening night…

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2024 Drama League Nominations Announced; Merrily We Roll Along Trio Eligible for Distinguished Performance Award by Darryn King

The nominees for the 2024 Drama League Awards were announced on April 22 by Vanessa Williams and Bebe Neuwirth at an event held at Lincoln Center’s New York Public Library for the Performi…

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David Adjmi's Stereophonic Extends Broadway Run by Six Weeks by Darryn King

David Adjmi's Stereophonic, a play with music by Grammy winner Will Butler of Arcade Fire, has extended its Broadway run at the Golden Theatre by six weeks. Originally scheduled to run fo…

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Friday, April 19, 2024

Jennifer Holliday, Norbert Leo Butz, Donna Murphy and More Will Perform Follies in Concert at Carnegie Hall by Darryn King

A huge, all-star cast will perform the Stephen Sondheim-James Goldman musical Follies for one night only at Carnegie Hall. The concert, part of Transport Group’s Anne L. Bernstein Concert …

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Playwright Jocelyn Bioh to Be Recognized by the Dramatists Guild for Jaja's African Hair Braiding by Darryn King

The playwright Jocelyn Bioh, whose Jaja’s African Hair Braiding opened on Broadway in 2023, is to be honored by the Dramatists Guild at their annual ceremony on May 6 at Sony Hall. Bioh is…

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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