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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Get a First Look at Chilina Kennedy & More in the National Tour of The Band's Visit by Ryan Gilbert

Broadway favorite Chilina Kennedy and Sasson Gabay are leading the national touring production of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical The Band's Visit, which officially opens July 11 at the …

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

The Beat Goes On! The Cher Show Will Launch a National Tour in Fall 2020 by Ryan Gilbert

You haven't seen the last of her! The new Broadway jukebox musical The Cher Show will launch a national tour in October 2020. The traveling production will kickoff in Rochester, NY, before h…

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Newcomer Emma Grimsley Will Star as Christine Daaé in the U.S. Tour of The Phantom of the Opera by Ryan Gilbert

Newcomer Emma Grimsley will assume the role of Christine Daaé in the North American touring production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera. Grimsley will take over the role,…

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Monday, June 17, 2019

Time to Dance! Broadway's The Prom Will Launch a National Tour in 2021 by Ryan Gilbert

Make people see how the world could one day be! The popular Broadway musical The Prom, named’s 2018 Show of the Year and winner of the 2019 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Mu…

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Thursday, June 6, 2019

Raise the Roof! Three-Time Tony Nominee Carolee Carmello to Headline the Hello, Dolly! National Tour by Ryan Gilbert

When the whistles blow and the cymbals crash and the sparklers light the sky! Three-time Tony Award nominee Carolee Carmello will lead the national touring production of Hello, Dolly!. She w…

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Monday, June 3, 2019

Tony-Nominated Play What the Constitution Means to Me Will Launch a National Tour in 2020 by Ryan Gilbert

Heidi Schreck’s Tony Award-nominated Best Play and Pulitzer Prize finalist What the Constitution Means to Me will embark on a national tour in January 2020, beginning at the Mark Taper For…

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Friday, May 31, 2019

Tony-Nominated Musical Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations to Launch a National Tour in 2020 by Ryan Gilbert

We didn't even have to beg! The first national touring production of Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations will officially launch at the Providence Performing Arts Cent…

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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Blue Man Group's New Speechless Tour to Debut This Fall in North America by Ryan Gilbert

Blue Man Group, owned by Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, will debut their new tour, Speechless on September 24 at Los Angeles' Hollywood Pantages Theatre. The launch of the new tour ma…

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Jimmy Smagula Joins the National Tour of Alain Boublil & Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Les Miserables by Ryan Gilbert

Broadway alum Jimmy Smagula (Billy Elliot: The Musical, The Little Mermaid, The Full Monty, The Phantom of the Opera) will join the North American touring production of Alain Boublil and Cla…

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Friday, May 17, 2019

Stephen Christopher Anthony Will Lead the North American Tour of Dear Evan Hansen by Ryan Gilbert

Today is a good day! Stephen Christopher Anthony will assume the title role in the North American tour of Dear Evan Hansen, beginning September 17 in Columbus, OH. Anthony has covered the ro…

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Unstoppable! Tony-Nominated Musical Tootsie Will Launch a National Tour in 2020; West End Production Announced by Ryan Gilbert

Dorothy Michaels won't let you down! The new 11-time Tony-nominated musical Tootsie, currently playing at Broadway's Marquis Theatre, will launch a North American tour at Shea’s Buffalo Th…

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Monday, May 13, 2019

Tony-Nominated Revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! Will Launch a North American Tour in 2020 by Ryan Gilbert

The reimagined and eight-time Tony-nominated revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! will launch a North American tour at the Civic Center Music Hall in Oklahoma City, OK, in the fa…

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Emmy Award Winner Richard Thomas Will Lead the National Tour of To Kill a Mockingbird by Ryan Gilbert

Emmy Award-winning actor Richard Thomas will play the role of Atticus Finch in the previously announced national tour of To Kill A Mockingbird, Aaron Sorkin’s new play, directed by Bartlet…

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Friday, May 10, 2019

So Much to Explore! Sasson Gabay & Chilina Kennedy Will Lead the Tour of the Tony-Winning Best Musical The Band's Visit by Ryan Gilbert

And they floated in on a jasmine wind! Award-winning Israeli film actor Sasson Gabay and long-time Beautiful: The Carole King Musical star Chilina Kennedy will lead the North American tour o…

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Welcome to Our World! Broadway Hit Pretty Woman: The Musical Will Embark on a North American Tour by Ryan Gilbert

Never give up on a dream! Pretty Woman: The Musical has announced the smash hit musical will launch its North American Tour in Providence, Rhode Island in October 2020, at the Providence Per…

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Let the Sun Shine On! Caroline Bowman & Caroline Innerbichler Will Lead the National Tour of Disney's Frozen by Ryan Gilbert

There'll be magic, there'll be fun! Caroline Bowman and Caroline Innerbichler will star as Princess Elsa of Arendelle and her sister, Princess Anna, respectively, in the upcoming national to…

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Jez Butterworth's The Ferryman, Nominated for Nine Tonys, Will Launch a National Tour in 2020 by Ryan Gilbert

Jez Butterworth's The Ferryman, which received nine 2019 Tony Award nominations including Best Play, is planning a national tour for the 2020-21 season. Directed by Tony nominee Sam Mendes, …

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Friday, April 26, 2019

So Much Is Happ'nin! Broadway Fave Jeremy Woodard Joins the Waitress Tour by Ryan Gilbert

Broadway favorite Jeremy Woodard (Broadway's School of Rock, Rock of Ages) is joining the national tour of Sara Bareilles' hit musical Waitress. Woodard will play Earl in the traveling prod…

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

50th Anniversary Tour of Jesus Christ Superstar to Hold Countrywide Casting Call for Title Role by Ryan Gilbert

Are you the one to see this saga through? The producers of the 50th anniversary tour of Jesus Christ Superstar have announced open casting calls in key cities around the country for the titl…

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Monday, April 1, 2019

John Leguizamo’s Tony-Nominated Play Latin History for Morons Will Embark on a National Tour by Ryan Gilbert

Following its recent Tony Award-nominated Broadway run at Studio 54, John Leguizamo’s one-man play Latin History for Morons will embark on a North American tour, launching at the Apollo Th…

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Thursday, March 28, 2019

Aaron Sorkin's To Kill a Mockingbird Will Launch a National Touring Production in August 2020 by Ryan Gilbert

Aaron Sorkin's acclaimed adaptation of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, currently playing Broadway's Shubert Theatre, will launch a coast-to-coast national tour in August 2020. The travel…

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Monday, March 25, 2019

Broadway Balances America Invites You to Experience the New Production of the Legendary Miss Saigon by Ryan Gilbert

Broadway Across America’s Telly Award-winning collaboration with The Balancing Act, the award-winning morning show on the Lifetime Channel, rounds out season five of the five-part series B…

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Sunday, March 17, 2019

Broadway Across America Opens New Venue in Monterrey, Mexico; The Illusionists Conjures Big Box Office by Ryan Gilbert

Things are off to a magical start in Mexico! Broadway Across America (BAA) reported a gross of $1,160,471 for a six-performance engagement of The Illusionists: Live From Broadway, a non-stop…

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Friday, March 8, 2019

To Kill a Mockingbird’s Gbenga Akinnagbe on Surviving His ‘Dark’ Childhood, Dreaming of Becoming an Olympian & More by Ryan Gilbert

Gbenga Akinnagbe (Photos: Caitlin McNaney for Daniels & Gbenga Akinnagbe in To Kill a Mockingbird (Photo by Julieta Cervantes)Though he’s best known for his role as t…

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Saturday, January 26, 2019

Waitress Stars Sara Bareilles & Gavin Creel on the Risk of Working with Friends & the Fun of Indulging in Fantasies by Ryan Gilbert

If it weren't for Cyndi Lauper, Sara Bareilles and Gavin Creel might have never become friends. Here's the story: Back in 2010, Bareilles and Creel were paired together to perform at…

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Praise! Watch a Music Video Celebrating the Upcoming 50th Anniversary Tour of Jesus Christ Superstar by Ryan Gilbert

Almost 10 years after the last major tour, a new mesmerizing production of Jesus Christ Superstar is coming to North America! Directed by Timothy Sheader, and featuring choreography by Drew …

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Welcome to the Diner! Broadway & TV Alum Richard Kline Joins the National Tour of Waitress by Ryan Gilbert

Broadway and TV favorite Richard Kline (Broadway's City of Angels, TV's Three’s Company, the national tour of Wicked) is joining the touring production of the Broadway musical …

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Monday, October 29, 2018

Moment of Happiness! Keri René Fuller, McGee Maddox & More Will Star in the New Tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats by Ryan Gilbert

The naming of cats is a difficult—but exciting—matter! Stage favorites Keri René Fuller (Broadway's Waitress) and McGee Maddox (An American in Paris national tour) will sta…

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Friday, October 26, 2018

Welcome to Our Island! See Becky Gulsvig, Andrew Samonsky & More in the Come From Away Tour by Ryan Gilbert

Welcome to our island with its inlets and its bays! The national tour of the celebrated Broadway musical Come From Away is making its way to cities all across the country and ha…

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

You Could Be Found! Dear Evan Hansen Wants You to Be a Part of Their Tour Mosaic by Ryan Gilbert

For over a year, Dear Evan Hansen has had the support of passionate fans on Broadway. Beginning in fall 2018, the show's been thrilled to make new connections in dozens of cities as it t…

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Monday, October 22, 2018

Angela Baumgardner & Pedro Ka’awaloa Will Lead the Tour of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I by Ryan Gilbert

Newcomers Angela Baumgardner and Pedro Ka'awaloa will star in the national tour of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I as Anna Leonowens and the King of Siam, respectively. …

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