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Friday, April 26, 2024

The Wiz Will Release a 2024 Broadway Cast Recording by Hayley Levitt

The Wiz, now running at the Marquis Theatre, will release a 2024 Broadway Cast Recording on July 12 through Immersive/Interscope Records. The Broadway revival, directed by Schele Williams, …

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Thursday, April 25, 2024

Millions, A New Musical by Tony Winners Bob Martin and Adam Guettel, Will Have Its World Premiere at the Alliance Theatre by Hayley Levitt

The world-premiere musical Millions, inspired by Frank Cottrell Boyce’s 2004 novel and film, will be the final production of the Alliance Theatre's 2024-25 season. Described as a modern-…

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From the Piazza to the Hudson, Merrily We Roll Along’s Katie Rose Clarke Walks Through Her Broadway Resume by Hayley Levitt

Merrily We Roll Along, Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s reverse chronological musical about the heartbreak of growing up, is often touted as a piece for a trio. Katie Rose Clarke, howev…

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Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Hamilton Star Trey Curtis Traces His Path From Middle School Charlie Brown to Broadway's Foremost Founding Father by Hayley Levitt

Age: 29 Hometown: Houston, Texas Credits: Trey Curtis made his professional acting debut in the Facebook Watch series Five Points. He performed in the third national tour of Hamilton, whi…

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Sufjan Stevens Dance-Musical Illinoise Begins Its Broadway Run by Hayley Levitt

Illinoise, the dance-centric musical adaptation of Sufjan Stevens' album Illinois, opens April 24 at the St. James Theatre, the night of its very first Broadway performance. Directed and c…

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The Great Gatsby, Starring Jeremy Jordan and Eva Noblezada, Sets Release Date for Original Broadway Cast Recording by Hayley Levitt

The Great Gatsby, now running at the Broadway Theatre, will release an Original Broadway Cast Recording this summer with Sony Masterworks. Featuring music and lyrics by Tony Award nominees …

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Cole Escola's Hit Comedy Oh, Mary! Will Transfer to Broadway This Summer by Hayley Levitt

Oh, Mary!, Cole Escola's hit downtown farce about First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln, will move to Broadway this summer for a limited engagement. Following its twice-extended world premiere at th…

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Illinoise Begins Its Broadway Run and Celebrates the Last Opening Night of the Season by Hayley Levitt

Illinoise, the dance-centric musical adaptation of Sufjan Stevens' album Illinois, opens April 24 at the St. James Theatre, the night of its very first Broadway performance. Directed and c…

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Tuesday, April 23, 2024

The Broadway Revival of The Wiz Welcomes a New Generation to Oz on Opening Night by Hayley Levitt

The Wiz—the beloved, Black retelling of L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz—celebrated its official Broadway opening at the Marquis Theatre on April 17. Settling into their Broa…

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Tony Winner Idina Menzel to Launch Take Me or Leave Me Concert Tour by Hayley Levitt

Tony Award winner Idina Menzel will launch a North American concert tour this summer, aptly titled the Take Me or Leave Me Tour, inspired by the popular duet she famously sang in Rent on B…

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Eddie Redmayne, Gayle Rankin and More Toast Cabaret's Return to Broadway by Hayley Levitt

Cabaret is back on Broadway in the fifth mounting of John Kander, Fred Ebb and Joe Masteroff's classic musical since its 1966 premiere. This production—Rebecca Frecknall's Olivier Award-w…

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Suffs Inspires a Spirit of Activism on Its Broadway Opening Night by Hayley Levitt

On April 18, the historical musical Suffs marched onto Broadway at the Music Box Theatre. Soaking in the evening's feelings of hope and inspiration, The Broadway Show hit the red carpet …

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Adi Roy to Take Over Title Role in Aladdin on Broadway by Hayley Levitt

Adi Roy will take on the title role in the Broadway cast of Aladdin, joining the company straight from the North American tour, which he launched in the fall of 2022. He plays his final to…

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Shaina Taub's Suffs to Release Original Broadway Cast Album in June by Hayley Levitt

Suffs, which celebrated its Broadway opening on April 18, will release an original Broadway cast recording through Atlantic Records. The album, featuring Shaina Taub's original score, drops…

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Monday, April 22, 2024

Hell's Kitchen Celebrates Its Broadway Opening With a Spirit of Possibility and Belonging by Hayley Levitt

Hell's Kitchen, the new Broadway musical inspired by multi-Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Alicia Keys' New York upbringing and set to her R&B hits, opened at the Shubert Theatre…

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Friday, April 19, 2024

Tony Awards Administration Committee Rules on Eligibility for The Notebook, Water for Elephants, The Outsiders and More by Hayley Levitt

The Tony Awards Administration Committee met on April 18 to determine the eligibility status of eight Broadway productions. This was their third meeting of the 2023-24 season. The production…

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Gutenberg! The Musical!, With Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells, to Release Broadway Cast Album in May; Mel Brooks to Play Guest Producer by Hayley Levitt

The Original Broadway Cast Album of Gutenberg! The Musical!, as teased just following the end of its Broadway run in January, will be released digitally on May 3 with a physical CD release…

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Thursday, April 18, 2024

Jeremy Jordan Unlocks The Great Gatsby's Anti-Hero for His First New Broadway Musical in Over a Decade by Hayley Levitt

Believe it or not, the last character Jeremy Jordan originated in a Broadway musical was his breakout role as intrepid paper boy Jack Kelly in Disney’s Newsies back in 2012. He’s been ba…

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Wednesday, April 17, 2024

The Kids Are Not All Right: Broadway's Romeo + Juliet, Starring Kit Connor and Rachel Zegler, Is Poised for Gen Z Worship by Darryn King and Hayley Levitt

“The youth are f**ked” is the catch phrase of Sam Gold’s upcoming Broadway revival of Romeo + Juliet, led by young stars Kit Connor and Rachel Zegler. Shakespeare’s classic tale of h…

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Maya Boyd to Assume the Title Role in Broadway's & Juliet by Hayley Levitt

Maya Boyd will take over the title role in Broadway's & Juliet, beginning performances at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre May 14. Boyd replaces the production's original Tony-nominated star…

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Tuesday, April 16, 2024

From Hamilton to Suffs, History Has Its Eyes on Rising Star Hannah Cruz by Hayley Levitt

Age: 32 Hometown: Newtown, CT Current Role: Hannah Cruz plays Inez Milholland, the American labor lawyer who led the 1913 women’s suffrage parade, in Shaina Taub's historical musical Su…

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Kit Connor and Rachel Zegler to Lead New Broadway Production of Romeo + Juliet by Hayley Levitt

Emmy Award winner Kit Connor and Golden Globe Award winner Rachel Zegler will come to Broadway this fall in Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet, directed by Tony Award winner Sam Gold with music …

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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. …

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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…

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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…

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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…

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