All stories by Andrew Gans on BroadwayStars

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Broadway's Future Songbook Season Concludes With Free Concert Village Song by Andrew Gans

The virtual evening will be hosted by Mindi Dickstein and John Znidarsic.

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Jersey Boys Sets Fall Off-Broadway Return by Andrew Gans

The Tony-winning musical will resume performances at New World Stages later this year.

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Disney's Aladdin Sets Broadway Reopening by Andrew Gans

The hit musical began at the New Amsterdam Theatre in 2014.

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Little Shop of Horrors Revival Will Return to Off-Broadway After Pandemic Shutdown by Andrew Gans

Michael Mayer directs the classic Howard Ashman-Alan Menken musical, which opened in 2019 at the Westside Theatre.

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Monday, May 10, 2021

Roundabout Reveals New Broadway Dates for Caroline, or Change, Trouble in Mind, Birthday Candles by Andrew Gans

The theatre company also announced a new commission for Mansa Ra, whose …what the end will be will open Off-Broadway next year.

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Ain’t Too Proud—The Life and Times of the Temptations Confirms Broadway Return by Andrew Gans

The musical opened on Broadway March 21, 2019, playing for just under a year before the coronavirus shutdown.

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Jessie Mueller, Amber Iman, Justin Guarini, More Will Sing in PBS Concert Series One Voice: The Songs We Share by Andrew Gans

The new series launches May 28 with two episodes, including a concert featuring Broadway songs that have become anthems.

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Lincoln Center's Restart Stages Launches May 10 With Norm Lewis Concert by Andrew Gans

The initiative to kick start the performing arts sector on the cultural campus also features an evening with Jose Llana later this month.

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Friday, May 7, 2021

Gennean Scott Named Broadway League's 1st Director of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion by Andrew Gans

The former dancer was recently vice president of Human Capital and Inclusion at Omaha Performing Arts.

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Anastasia's Christy Altomare, Derek Klena, Max von Essen, More Reunite on Stars in the House May 7 by Andrew Gans

Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley's daily series benefits The Actors Fund.

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Ever After Musical Will Be Developed in Discovery Broadway Writer's Retreat by Andrew Gans

Christy Altomare and Corey Cott will perform selections from the new musical at the Feinstein's at Hotel Carmichael in Carmel, Indiana.

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Thom Sesma, Ali Ewoldt, and More Will Star in Streaming Version of A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder by Andrew Gans

CollaborAzian, a gathering of Asian-American and Pacific Islander musical theatre artists responding to the rise of anti-Asian bias, prejudice, and hate, presents the Tony-winning musical.

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Linzi Hateley Returns to the Narrator in London's Upcoming Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat by Andrew Gans

The Olivier nominee will share the role with The Bodyguard's Alexandra Burke.

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Conor McPherson’s Adaptation of Uncle Vanya, Starring Toby Jones and Richard Armitage, Premieres on PBS May 7 by Andrew Gans

Ian Rickson directed the London production, which closed early due to the pandemic.

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Long-Running Revival of Chicago Will Reopen on Broadway in September by Andrew Gans

Directed by Walter Bobbie and choreographed by the late Ann Reinking, the musical is the second longest-running production in Broadway history.

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Thursday, May 6, 2021

The Drama League Names 2021–2022 Directing Fellowship and Residency Recipients by Andrew Gans

Recipients will be given financial and career development support, production opportunities at theatres across the country, and more.

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Gavin Creel and Aaron Tveit Will Reunite at MCC's Miscast21 for New Duet by Andrew Gans

Watch the two perform Rent's “Take Me or Leave Me” from the 2016 Miscast gala.

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Broadway Couple Patti Murin and Colin Donnell, More, Celebrate Moms on Stars in the House May 6 by Andrew Gans

Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley's daily series benefits The Actors Fund.

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Matilda the Musical Will Reopen in London's West End This Fall by Andrew Gans

The Olivier-winning musical will resume performances at the Cambridge Theatre in September.

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Waiting for Godot, Starring Ethan Hawke and John Leguizamo, Streams May 6 by Andrew Gans

Directed by Scott Elliott, the virtual production is the first presented by The New Group Off Stage.

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Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Sydney Chatman and Winsome Pinnock Named Inaugural Recipients of Golden & Ruth Harris Commission by Andrew Gans

Each playwright will receive a $50,000 commission for a new theatrical work.

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Stars in the House Welcomes Bob Newhart, Julia Duffy, Peter Bonerz, More May 5 by Andrew Gans

Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley's daily series benefits The Actors Fund.

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Checking In With… Tony Winner Beth Leavel, Star of The Drowsy Chaperone, The Prom, Mamma Mia!, More by Andrew Gans

Leavel will be part of the virtual concert Broadway by the Year: The Kander & Ebb Years, streaming May 10.

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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

In the News: Lea Salonga, David Henry Hwang Named to API Impactful Leaders List, Rock-Baroque Hybrid My Cyrano to Play NYC by Andrew Gans

Plus: Watch schoolchildren take on the Disney musical Frozen in a trailer for the new documentary Curtain Up!.

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Cast Complete for London's Les Misérables Concert, Resuming West End Performances in May by Andrew Gans

The limited engagement will continue through September, with a full production of the international hit to follow.

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Becca Concert, Honoring Late Rebecca Luker, Streams May 4 by Andrew Gans

The evening, featuring Kristin Chenoweth, Kelli O'Hara, Norm Lewis, Judy Kuhn, and more, benefits ALS research.

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Monday, May 3, 2021

In the News: Donja R. Love Wins Terrence McNally Award, Rosalie Craig Joins 1899 on Netflix, More by Andrew Gans

Plus: Andrea Miller will create a live performance installation for Lincoln Center's outdoor performing arts center, Restart Stages.

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The Niceties, Starring Lisa Banes and Jordan Boatman, Will Stream for Free by Andrew Gans

Kimberly Senior directs Eleanor Burgess' virtual adaptation for Manhattan Theatre Club.

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Baayork Lee, Angel Desai, Shoba Narayan, More Set for Live & In Color Forums Celebrating Asian Artists and Activists by Andrew Gans

The forums are presented in recognition of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

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Andrea Marcovicci Celebrates Mother's Day With Free Concert Benefiting The Actors Fund by Andrew Gans

Spring Song features the work of Frank Loesser, Johnny Mercer, and more.

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Sunday, May 2, 2021

2021 Lucille Lortel Awards, Honoring Off-Broadway Excellence, Stream May 2 by Andrew Gans

The pre-taped special benefits The Actors Fund.

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All that Chat

Oct 06, 2019: Slave Play
Oct 17, 2019: The Sound Inside - Studio 54
Feb 01, 2020: The Minutes
Mar 31, 2020: Diana - Longacre Theatre
Apr 19, 2020: Sing Street - Lyceum Theatre
Dec 16, 2021: Diana - Longacre Theatre