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Monday, March 25, 2024

Jamie Lloyd's Sunset Boulevard, Starring Nicole Scherzinger, to Open at Broadway's St. James Theatre This Fall by Hayley Levitt

The upcoming Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard, starring Nicole Scherzinger as Norma Desmond, will move into the St. James Theatre this fall. Performances will beg…

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Friday, March 22, 2024

Step Right Up with Water for Elephants' Isabelle McCalla, Episode 3: GMA, a Birthday and Some 'Wild' Musical Impressions by Hayley Levitt

Isabelle McCalla has been flying high at the Imperial Theatre where she stars—and trapezes—as Marlena in the new Broadway musical Water for Elephants. Now, she's giving audiences an in…

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Thursday, March 21, 2024

Chicago Star Ariana Madix Has Only a Few Days Left in Her ‘Favorite Place on the Planet’ by Hayley Levitt

Ariana Madix has just over two weeks left in her dream job at the Ambassador Theatre. In January, she made her Broadway debut as Chicago’s latest Roxie Hart, and has been killing eight tim…

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Rachel McAdams and the Broadway Cast of Mary Jane Bring a Familiar World to the Stage by Hayley Levitt

Amy Herzog’s Mary Jane begins its limited Broadway run at Manhattan Theatre Club’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on April 2. The play will mark film star Rachel McAdams’ Broadway debut as…

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Olivia Donalson, SIX’s Anna of Cleves, Gives a Backstage Tour of Broadway’s Queendom by Hayley Levitt

The six wives of King Henry VIII are certainly no strangers to a museum. But the Museum of Broadway is dusting off their medieval image with a fabulous collection of costumes, props and uniq…

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Jennifer Hudson Joins Smash's Broadway Producing Team by Hayley Levitt

Jennifer Hudson—singer, actress, talk show host and claimer of the coveted EGOT status—has joined the producing team for the Broadway-bound musical Smash. Based on the Broadway-inspire…

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Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Kenneth Branagh to Lead King Lear at The Shed in Fall 2024 by Hayley Levitt

Kenneth Branagh will lead a production of Shakespeare's King Lear at The Shed this coming fall, a limited 50-performance engagement of the 2023 West End production. Presented by the Kennet…

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Tuesday, March 19, 2024

North American Tour of Back to the Future: The Musical Casts Its Marty McFly and Doc Brown by Hayley Levitt

Caden Brauch and Don Stephenson will lead the North American tour of Back to the Future: The Musical as Marty McFly and Doc Brown, respectively. The tour is set to launch in June at Playh…

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Jon Jon and Isa Briones Are Set to Make Broadway's Hadestown a Family Affair by Hayley Levitt

The father-daughter acting duo of Jon Jon and Isa Briones join the Broadway cast of Hadestown at the Walter Kerr Theatre on March 19. Isa takes on the lead role of Eurydice while her fathe…

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Monday, March 18, 2024

Ben Platt to Perform Concert Residency at Broadway's Refurbished Palace Theatre by Hayley Levitt

Tony Award winner Ben Platt will play the newly refurbished Palace Theatre in a three-week concert residency from May 28 through June 15. Offering 18 performances only, the concert celebrate…

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Friday, March 15, 2024

Playwright Amy Herzog Gambles Her Soul in Mary Jane but Seizes the Pen in An Enemy of the People by Hayley Levitt

For Amy Herzog, there are two distinct perks of adapting an existing property over writing an original play—a dichotomy that’s top of mind for her in a Broadway season featuring both her…

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Ingrid Michaelson and The Notebook Family Toast the Long and Winding Road of Life and Broadway on Opening Night by Hayley Levitt

The Notebook celebrated its Broadway opening on March 14 at the Schoenfeld Theatre, and The Broadway Show was on the red carpet ready to celebrate with the cast and creative team. Singer-so…

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Step Right Up with Water for Elephants' Isabelle McCalla, Episode 2: A Random and Chaotic Day in the Life by Hayley Levitt

Isabelle McCalla has been flying high at the Imperial Theatre where she stars—and trapezes—as Marlena in the new Broadway musical Water for Elephants. Now, she's giving audiences an in…

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Thursday, March 14, 2024

Alicia Keys and the Stars of Broadway’s Hell’s Kitchen on the Musical's 'Wild Freedom' and Family Inspiration by Hayley Levitt

Hell’s Kitchen, the new Broadway musical scored by Alicia Keys’ R&B hits, begins performances at the Shubert Theatre on March 28. Inspired by Keys’ upbringing in the title New York…

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Corey Cott, McKenzie Kurtz and Huey Lewis Promise a ‘Roaring Good Time’ at The Heart of Rock and Roll on Broadway by Hayley Levitt

If you’re a child of the ‘80s, weaned on John Hughes romcoms and musicians who wore sunglasses indoors, The Heart of Rock and Roll will feel like coming home. Set to the songbook of Huey…

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Find Out What It Feels Like for Chicago's Max Clayton to Get Killed By Ariana Madix Nightly by Hayley Levitt

In his ninth Broadway turn, Max Clayton has moved into the Ambassador Theatre in the long-running musical Chicago. He plays the faithless furniture salesman Fred Casely, who winds up at the …

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Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Maggie Siff, Julie Halston, Geneva Carr and More Lead Alexis Scheer's Breaking the Story at Second Stage Theater by Hayley Levitt

Second Stage Theater has found the cast to lead the world premiere of Alexis Scheer's Breaking the Story, directed by Jo Bonney. Performances begin off-Broadway at the Tony Kiser Theater on…

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Friday, March 8, 2024

Step Right Up with Water for Elephants' Isabelle McCalla, Episode 1: Accept Rage and Imperfection by Hayley Levitt

Isabelle McCalla has been flying high at the Imperial Theatre where she stars—and trapezes—as Marlena in the new Broadway musical Water for Elephants. Now, she's giving audiences an ins…

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In Wicked, Donna McKechnie Is Stirring Up Broadway Magic Like She Never Left by Hayley Levitt

“When did I do eight shows a week?” Donna McKechnie muses to herself just days before starting her run as Wicked’s new Madame Morrible. She eventually decides that—with the exception…

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Thursday, March 7, 2024

Steve Lawrence, Tony-Nominated Singer and Comedian Known for the Duo Steve and Eydie, Dies at 88 by Hayley Levitt

Emmy and Grammy Award-winning singer and comedian Steve Lawrence, best known for his musical partnership with his wife Eydie Gormé (billed as "Steve and Eydie"), died today from complicatio…

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The Stars of Suffs Preview Their Sexy, Funny, Radical Broadway Musical by Hayley Levitt

Suffs, Shaina Taub’s revolutionary new musical directed by Leigh Silverman, is set to begin its Broadway run on March 26 at the Music Box Theatre. Taub leads her self-penned production as …

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Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Productions From Rachel Bloom, David Ives and Sara Porkalob Join Williamstown Theatre Festival's 2024 Summer Season by Hayley Levitt

Williamstown Theatre Festival has set its lineup of summer programming, returning to fully staged productions for the 2024 season. It will be Interim Artistic Director Jenny Gersten's final …

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Linda Balgord, Veteran of Broadway's Cats, The Phantom of the Opera and More, Has Died at 64 by Hayley Levitt

Linda Balgord, a stage veteran best known as the final Grizabella of the original Broadway production of Cats, died on March 5 at the age of 64. The news was announced by friends on social…

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Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Days of Wine and Roses, Featuring Kelli O'Hara and Brian d'Arcy James, Announces Broadway Closing by Hayley Levitt

Days of Wine and Roses, starring Kelli O'Hara and Brian d'Arcy James, will play its final Broadway performance at Studio 54 on March 31, ahead of its originally planned April 28 closing dat…

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Spamalot, Starring James Monroe Iglehart, Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer and More, Sets Final Broadway Performance by Hayley Levitt

The Broadway revival of Spamalot will play its final performance at the St. James Theatre on April 7. At the time of its closing, the revival will have played 24 weeks, having opened on No…

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Wicked Hands Mary Kate Morrissey and Alexandra Socha the Keys to Oz, with Donna McKechnie, Brad Oscar & More by Hayley Levitt

Wicked welcomes a host of new Ozians to Broadway's Gershwin Theatre on March 5. The new stars join the cast on the heels of Wicked's landmark 20th anniversary. Mary Kate Morrissey and …

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Monday, March 4, 2024

Kate Walsh, Toby Onwumere, Naomi Lorrain & More Cast in Jordans at the Public Theater by Hayley Levitt

The Public Theater has its complete cast for the world premiere of Ife Olujobi's Jordans. Directed by Whitney White, performances will run from April 11 through May 5 with an official April…

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Saturday, March 2, 2024

All Broadway Theaters Will Now Dim Their Lights in Honor of Hinton Battle by Hayley Levitt

All Broadway theaters will dim their marquee lights on March 12 at 6:45pm in memory of three-time Tony Award winner Hinton Battle, who passed away on January 30 at the age of 67. It was prev…

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Friday, March 1, 2024

‘Step Right Up’ to the Greatest Vlog on Earth, Hosted by Water for Elephants Star Isabelle McCalla! by Hayley Levitt

Isabelle McCalla is flying high at the Imperial Theatre where she stars—and trapezes—as Marlena in the new Broadway musical Water for Elephants. And soon, she’ll be giving fans an insi…

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Thursday, February 29, 2024

Julie Benko, Norbert Leo Butz, Joshua Henry & More Join Broadway Backwards by Hayley Levitt

Additional stars have joined the lineup for the 2024 edition of Broadway Backwards, the annual one-night-only benefit concert that has Broadway stars reimagine classic show tunes as queer a…

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The Great Gatsby’s Jeremy Jordan and Eva Noblezada Tease How the Page-to-Stage Musical Will Come Alive on Broadway by Hayley Levitt

The Great Gatsby—in all its hedonistic, Jazz-Age glory—begins its Broadway run at the fittingly lavish Broadway Theatre on March 29. Directed by Marc Bruni, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s class…

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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