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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Mary-Louise Parker & David Morse To Star In Broadway’s ‘How I Learned To Drive’ by Greg Evans

Mary-Louise Parker and David Morse will star in a 2020 Broadway production of Paula Vogel’s Pulitzer Prize winning How I Learned to Drive, reprising roles they originated Off Broadway in 1…

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Sarah Silverman Musical ‘The Bedwetter’ Lands Director, New Off Broadway Premiere Date by Greg Evans

Sarah Silverman’s Off Broadway musical The Bedwetter has found its director along with a new premiere date: Anne Kauffman will direct the Atlantic Theater Company production, with previews…

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Broadway’s ‘Slave Play’ To Feature Acclaimed Off Broadway Cast Largely Intact by Greg Evans

Jeremy O. Harris’ Broadway-bound Slave Play will arrive with most of its acclaimed Off Broadway cast intact, producers announced today. Taking the stage at Broadway’s Golden Theatre next…

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Campbell Scott To Get Scrooged For Broadway’s ‘A Christmas Carol’ This Holiday Season by Greg Evans

Actor Campbell Scott (House of Cards, Dying Young) will tackle the holiday season’s favorite miser with an eight-week Broadway run of A Christmas Carol, with Matthew Warchus directing the …

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‘Hadestown’ Sets National Tour: Multiple Tony Winner Hits Road In 2020 by Greg Evans

Hadestown, Anaïs Mitchell’s hit Broadway show as popular with audiences as with critics and Tony voters, will launch a national tour in the fall of 2020, producers have announced. The tou…

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Monday, August 12, 2019

Broadway Box Office Steady At $34M; ‘Sea Wall/A Life’, ‘The Prom’, ‘Be More Chill’ Fill Seats by Greg Evans

Broadway’s Be More Chill, The Prom and Sea Wall/A Life were at near-capacity last week, as the first two headed out and the latter had its official welcome. Together they helped Broadway m…

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Princess Diana Musical Hits Broadway Next Spring by Greg Evans

Diana, the musical about the Lady who became a Princess, will arrive at Broadway’s Longacre Theater in March following the just-announced The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical. Di…

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Broadway-Bound ‘The Great Society’ Completes Casting With Richard Nixon, Lady Bird Johnson & Coretta Scott King Roles Filled; Opening Night Se by Greg Evans

Robert Schenkkan’s Broadway-bound The Great Society, his second LBJ play following the celebrated All The Way, has completed casting and set an opening night for Tuesday, October 1 at the …

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‘The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical’ Heads To Broadway For Limited Engagement by Greg Evans

The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical, with a book and direction by the Be More Chill team of Joe Tracz and Stephen Brackett, and music by Broadway newcomer Rob Rokicki, will begin …

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Thursday, August 8, 2019

‘Sea Wall/A Life’ Broadway Review: Jake Gyllenhaal And Tom Sturridge Bring Power To The Big Stage by Greg Evans

The wrenching (and slyly funny) Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge double-bill of one-act plays, Sea Wall/A Life, has lost none of its intimate power in the move from Off Broadway to Broadway…

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John Gallagher Jr., Stark Sands Cast In Avett Brothers Musical, Reuniting With ‘American Idiot’ Director by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE The Tony-winning John Gallagher Jr. and Tony-nominated Stark Sands have joined a team of similarly Broadway-familiar vets in the world premiere of Swept Away, the previously announ…

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Bob Ullman Dies: Veteran Broadway Press Agent Was 97 by Greg Evans

Robert “Bob” Ullman, a longtime Broadway and Off Broadway press agent whose career spanned Ethel Merman, A Chorus Line, Curse of the Starving Class and many others, died of cardiac arre…

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Times Square Panic: Theater Owners Follow NYPD Security Protocols But Shaken ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Attendees Describe Chaos by Greg Evans

Broadway’s theater owners say the Times Square panic and its spillover into some theaters last night was handled by those venues in accordance with security procedures developed by the Bro…

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Monday, August 5, 2019

‘Moulin Rouge’ Sets House Record As Broadway Holds Steady With $34M Box Office by Greg Evans

Broadway box office held steady last week, with grosses of $33,730,889 and a total attendance of 270,067 for the week ending August 4. Adding to the tally was the $956,611 from five performa…

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Michael Urie, Thomas Sadoski, Maulik Pancholy Among Cast Of Broadway-Bound ‘Grand Horizons’ by Greg Evans

Michael Urie, Thomas Sadoski, Ashley Park, Maulik Pancholy and Priscilla Lopez have been cast in Broadway’s upcoming Grand Horizons, the Bess Wohl play to be directed by Leigh Silverman at…

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‘The Illusionists’ To Conjure Fifth Holiday Season On Broadway by Greg Evans

The Illusionists – Magic Of The Holidays will return to Broadway for a fifth holiday season, producers announced today. The show, which this year will present seven illusionists, will run …

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Thursday, July 25, 2019

‘Moulin Rouge! The Musical’ Review: All You Need Is Love Songs By The Dozens by Greg Evans

Even the most wholly original works of art can, in the service of story or character or heart, summon the stray memory, the whispery chill of déjà vu. They’ll switch on the bittersweet r…

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Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale Set For ‘Medea’ At New York’s BAM; Adaptation Taps True-Life Murder Case by Greg Evans

Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale will star in Simon Stone’s contemporary rewrite of the Euripides’ tragedy Medea at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in January. Originally staged in 2014 by …

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Tony Nominee Joshua Henry Takes Lead In Hit Songwriter Ross Golan’s ‘The Wrong Man’ Musical by Greg Evans

Tony-nominee Joshua Henry, along with Ciara Renée and Ryan Vasquez, have been cast in the world premiere in New York this September of multi-platinum songwriter Ross Golan’s The Wrong Man…

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Harry Connick Jr. Sets Broadway Rendezvous With Cole Porter: New Concert Show Announced by Greg Evans

The holidays are about to get merrier for fans of Harry Connick Jr. and Cole Porter. The living half of that duo will begin a limited engagement at Broadway’s Nederlander Theatre this Dece…

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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Faye Dunaway Fired From Broadway-Bound ‘Tea At Five’ Solo Play by Greg Evans

Faye Dunaway has been fired from the previously Broadway-bound one-woman play Tea At Five, Deadline has confirmed. In a statement, producers Ben Feldman and Scott Beck said of their decision…

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Broadway’s Audra McDonald Tweet-Scolds ‘Frankie And Johnny’ Nude Scene Photo Taker by Greg Evans

Actress Audra McDonald is calling out the photo-taking creep who shot a picture – complete with flash – during a nude scene at Broadway’s Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune over t…

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Broadway’s ‘Tina’ Musical Finds Its Ike Turner In ‘The Last O.G.’ Co-Star Daniel J. Watts by Greg Evans

The Last O.G.‘s Daniel J. Watts has been cast as Ike Turner in the upcoming Broadway production of Tina – The Tina Turner Musical, producers announced today. The actor joins the previous…

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Monday, July 22, 2019

Broadway Rebounds After Previous Power-Zapped Week: Box Office Climbs 12% To $34M by Greg Evans

Broadway was back to full power last week (New York City’s latest blackout bypassed the theater district), rebounding 12% to $34M from the previous week’s summer-without-a-Saturday box o…

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Hugh Southern Dies: Co-Creator Of Broadway’s TKTS Discount Ticket Booth Was 87 by Greg Evans

Hugh Southern, who left a lasting and significant impact on the Broadway industry with his involvement in the establishment of the ever-popular TKTS discount ticket booths in New York, died …

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Jonathan Groff Set For ‘Little Shop Of Horrors’ Off Broadway Revival by Greg Evans

Jonathan Groff is, suddenly, Seymour with this fall’s Off Broadway return of the beloved Howard Ashman-Alan Menken musical Little Shop of Horrors. Co-starring with Mindhunter‘s Groff in …

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Broadway’s LBJ Play ‘The Great Society’ Finds Its J. Edgar Hoover & Bobby Kennedy by Greg Evans

Gordon Clapp (NYPD Blue), Bryce Pinkham (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder) and Frank Wood (Side Man) have joined the cast of Broadway’s upcoming The Great Society, playwright Rober…

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

New ‘An Officer And A Gentleman’ Stage Musical Announces North American Tour by Greg Evans

A new musical stage version of An Officer And A Gentleman will launch a North American tour in fall of 2020, producer Work Light Productions announced today. The musical features a newly ada…

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Paul McCartney Confirms Plans For ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ Stage Musical by Greg Evans

Like Elton John, Paul Simon and Bono before him, the great Paul McCartney could be the latest rock legend to lend his talents to Broadway. The former Beatle has confirmed that he’s been wo…

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LBJ Play ‘The Great Society’ Bound For Broadway; Brian Cox Cast In Follow-Up To Tony-Winning ‘All The Way’ by Greg Evans

He may not have sought nor did he accept a return to the White House, but Lyndon B. Johnson is coming back to Broadway: The Great Society, a companion play to Robert Schenkkan’s Tony-winni…

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

‘Love, Simon’ Star Nick Robinson To Join Broadway’s ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE Love, Simon star Nick Robinson will make his Broadway debut in the hit Aaron Sorkin adaptation of Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird, replacing the outgoing Will Pullen as Jem Fi…

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