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Monday, April 15, 2024

Kimberly Akimbo's Enduring Ensemble Looks Back on the Ride of a Lifetime by Hayley Levitt

After the first off-Broadway preview of Kimberly Akimbo at the Atlantic Theater on November 6, 2021, Victoria Clark remembers coming home and sobbing in her husband’s arms. “We had cance…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 12:02PM
Friday, April 12, 2024

Get a First Look at Illinoise, Justin Peck's Broadway-Bound Dance Musical Set to the Songs of Sufjan Stevens by Hayley Levitt

Illinoise, the theatrical dance piece born from Sufjan Stevens’ album Illinois, opens at Broadway's St. James Theatre on April 24. Directed and choreographed by Justin Peck with an origi…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 02:12PM

Step Right Up with Water for Elephants’ Isabelle McCalla, Episode 6: What If Marlena Were on Love Island? 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…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 12:06PM
Thursday, April 11, 2024

The Notebook Made Ingrid Michaelson a Broadway Composer, and She's Ready for 'More and More and More and More and More' by Hayley Levitt

“Broadway composer” may be a new job title for Ingrid Michaelson, but The Notebook is not giving the chart-topping singer-songwriter her Broadway debut. Michaelson reached that milestone…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 01:02PM

Back to the Future Completes Casting for Its North American Tour by Hayley Levitt

The complete cast is set for the North American tour of Back to the Future: The Musical, opening June 14 at Cleveland’s Playhouse Square following preview performances starting June 6 at…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 01:02PM

Wicked Films to Feature Peter Dinklage as the Voice of Dr. Dillamond by Hayley Levitt

At Universal's CinemaCon presentation for Wicked—the blockbuster musical's two-part film adaptation—Game of Thrones alum Peter Dinklage was revealed to be voicing the character of Dr. …

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 11:54AM
Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Lempicka, Starring Eden Espinosa, to Release Original Broadway Cast Recording by Hayley Levitt

Lempicka, the new musical about Art Deco artist Tamara de Lempicka, will release an Original Broadway Cast Recording via Sony Masterworks Broadway. The digital album arrives May 29 with the…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 10:54AM

An Enemy of the People, Starring Jeremy Strong, Extends Broadway Run by Hayley Levitt

An Enemy of the People, Tony nominee Amy Herzog's new adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's 1882 play, has extended its Broadway run at Circle in the Square Theatre by one week. Performances will now…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 09:54AM
Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Jaja's African Hair Braiding Will Be Produced in Three Regional Hubs Across the US by Hayley Levitt

Jaja's African Hair Braiding, which had an extended Broadway run with Manhattan Theatre Club in fall 2023, will travel to three theatrical hubs across the country. Performances begin Septemb…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 01:06PM
Monday, April 8, 2024

Austin Durant Returns to Moulin Rouge! on Broadway as Harold Zidler by Hayley Levitt

Austin Durant will return to the Broadway cast of Moulin Rouge! in the role of Harold Zidler beginning May 14. Hailee Kaleem Wright joins alongside him as the new Satine Alternate. Durant …

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 11:02AM
Friday, April 5, 2024

Step Right Up with Water for Elephants’ Isabelle McCalla, Episode 5: Making a Cast Album and Celebrating Beyoncé 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…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 01:06PM

Lempicka Creators Carson Kreitzer and Matt Gould on Broadway, Art and the 'F**kery of Life' by Hayley Levitt

Lempicka—a new Broadway musical about the notoriously iconoclastic Polish artist, who, after settling into life as a wife and mother in Paris following the Bolshevik Revolution, made a lov…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 11:02AM

The Outsiders Sets Broadway Cast Album Release Date; Plus a First Listen to 'Soda's Letter' by Hayley Levitt

The Outsiders, now running at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, will release its Original Broadway Cast Recording in digitial form on May 22 with the physical CD available June 28. Produced by…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 11:02AM
Thursday, April 4, 2024

As Doubt’s Last-Minute Star, Amy Ryan Signed on for a Ride of ‘Sheer Terror’—Because Why Wouldn’t She? by Hayley Levitt

On February 2, the day of Doubt’s first Broadway preview, the show’s headlining star Tyne Daly was hospitalized and suddenly withdrew from the production. Two days later, Amy Ryan got a…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 12:02PM

Water for Elephants Circus Designer Shana Carroll Explains the Trick of Fusing Two Art Forms on Broadway by Hayley Levitt

Musical theater and circus are not as effortlessly compatible art forms as Broadway's Water for Elephants makes it seem. It takes a huge amount of skill and an eye for the right talent to …

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 12:02PM

Betsy Wolfe, & Juliet’s Anne Hathaway, Takes Us on a Royal Backstage Tour by Hayley Levitt

& Juliet, the reimagined Shakespearean love story set to the pop hits of Max Martin and told with an empowering twist, is now in its second year at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. Betsy Wo…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 10:54AM
Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Richard Kind, Caroline Aaron and More Join Bye Bye Birdie at the Kennedy Center by Hayley Levitt

The Kennedy Center has announced full casting for its upcoming Broadway Center Stage production of Bye Bye Birdie, running for one week only in the D.C. venue's Eisenhower Theater from Jun…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 01:02PM
Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Hell’s Kitchen Scribe Kristoffer Diaz on Finding Emotional Truth in Fiction: 'This Is Not the Alicia Keys Story' by Hayley Levitt

In most Broadway biomusicals, you'll find some version of this familiar moment: After a long struggle, the title artist steps on stage to deliver a career-defining performance. Take Carole K…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 03:12PM

Stereophonic Begins Singing in the Key of Broadway Tonight by Hayley Levitt

David Adjmi's Stereophonic, a play with muisc by Oscar nominee and Grammy winner Will Butler (formerly of the indie rock band Arcade Fire), begins its Broadway run at the Golden Theatre o…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 01:02AM
Friday, March 29, 2024

Step Right Up with Water for Elephants’ Isabelle McCalla, Episode 4: Opening Night on Broadway! 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…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 11:02AM
Thursday, March 28, 2024

Join The Notebook Star John Cardoza on a Walk to His Broadway Home by Hayley Levitt

There's a new tearjerker in town and John Cardoza is one of the breakout stars forcing audiences to pull out their tissues. As the youngest of three in Noahs in the musical adaptation of T…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 12:30PM

Playwright John Patrick Shanley Mines a Season of Memories with Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, Doubt and Brooklyn Laundry by Hayley Levitt

Oscar, Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner John Patrick Shanley is the quintessential writer—exhibiting all the arcane quirks you might attribute to an artist as prolific and wonderfully peculi…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 11:30AM

Eden Espinosa and the Cast of Broadway's Lempicka Are Cooking Up a Feast for the Senses by Hayley Levitt

The new Broadway musical Lempicka invited The Broadway Show inside the Longacre Theatre to preview the bold production and the striking historical figure at the center of it. Written by Car…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 11:00AM

Mother Play’s Celia Keenan-Bolger, Jessica Lange and Jim Parsons Introduce Paula Vogel’s Story of Family and Forgiveness by Hayley Levitt

Paula Vogel, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright behind How I Learned to Drive and the Tony-nominated drama Indecent, returns to Broadway with the world premiere of Mother Play, directed b…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 10:30AM

Alicia Keys' Hell's Kitchen Begins Broadway Performances by Hayley Levitt

Hell's Kitchen, the new musical set to Alicia Keys' R&B hits, begins its Broadway run at the Shubert Theatre on March 28. Directed by Michael Greif, the production will open on April 20…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 12:00AM
Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Eddie Izzard's Hamlet to Follow New York Run with Chicago and London Engagements by Hayley Levitt

Eddie Izzard's solo performance of Hamlet, playing its final performance off-Broadway at the Orpheum Theatre on April 14, will follow its stint in New York City with limited engagements in…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 01:26PM
Tuesday, March 26, 2024

BD Wong and Tony Shalhoub to Lead Dual Casts of What Became of Us Off-Broadway by Hayley Levitt

The world premiere of Shayan Lotfi's What Became of Us, coming to Atlantic Theater Company's Stage 2 this spring, has announced two pairs of performers to lead the production's two separat…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 01:36PM
Monday, March 25, 2024

The Stars of Broadway's Water for Elephants Revel in Childhood Dreams Come True on Opening Night by Hayley Levitt

Water for Elephants, Broadway's new circus-infused musical, rang in its opening night at the Imperial Theatre on March 21. While celebrating in grand theatrical fashion, the stars of the la…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 01:36PM

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…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 10:24AM
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…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 10:12AM
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…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 02:36PM

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2023-2024 BROADWAY SEASON
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