All stories by Andrew Gans on BroadwayStars

Friday, January 17, 2020

League of Professional Theatre Women Will Remember 8 League Members at January 27 Memorial by Andrew Gans

Betty Corwin, founder of Theater on Film and Tape Archive at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, is one of the eight league members who passed away in 2019.

Linked From Playbill at 12:53PM

Cast Set for Limited Off-Broadway Run of Cy Coleman Musical Seesaw by Andrew Gans

J2 Spotlight Musical Theater Company presents the Equity-approved showcase at Theatre Row.

Linked From Playbill at 11:18AM
Thursday, January 16, 2020

Peter Friedman Will Join Audra McDonald and Brian Stokes Mitchell for Concert Version of Ragtime by Andrew Gans

The evening, benefiting The Actors Fund, is dedicated to original Ragtime star Marin Mazzie.

Linked From Playbill at 02:55PM

Michael Wartella and Christy Altomare Will Join Joey McIntyre in New Musical The Wanderer by Andrew Gans

Performances will begin in May at Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey.

Linked From Playbill at 11:49AM

Watch Ramin Karimloo and Samantha Barks Belt Out Chess Tunes in Rehearsal for Japan Production by Andrew Gans

Watch portions of “Nobody's Side,” “Anthem,” “Pity the Child,” and more.

Linked From Playbill at 11:07AM

Ryan Murphy Will Be Honored at 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York by Andrew Gans

The awards ceremony will be held in March at the Hilton Midtown.

Linked From Playbill at 09:59AM

Brooke Shields and Walter Bobbie Will Star in Benefit Readings of The Man Who Came to Dinner by Andrew Gans

Marsha Mason will direct the George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart comedy.

Linked From Playbill at 09:56AM

Argyle Theatre Production of The Little Mermaid Begins January 16 by Andrew Gans

The Disney musical will continue through February 23 at the Long Island venue.

Linked From Playbill at 12:00AM

Les Misérables Opens at Newly Restored and Renamed Sondheim Theatre January 16 by Andrew Gans

The international hit musical was recently seen in a concert version at London’s Gielgud.

Linked From Playbill at 12:00AM
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Barrington Season Will Include New Joshua Bergasse Dance Musical Crossing, Reed Birney in Chester Bailey, More by Andrew Gans

The 2020 Mainstage season at the Massachusetts venue will kickoff in June with the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic South Pacific.

Linked From Playbill at 02:52PM

Barrington Season Will Include New Joshua Bergasse Dance Musical A Crossing, Reed Birney in Chester Bailey, More by Andrew Gans

The 2020 Mainstage season at the Massachusetts venue will kickoff in June with the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic South Pacific.

Linked From Playbill at 02:52PM

Encompass New Opera Theatre Will Honor Estelle Parsons and Maury Yeston With Musical Tribute by Andrew Gans

Laurie Metcalf, Brian d’Arcy James, and more will be part of the celebration at The National Arts Club.

Linked From Playbill at 12:17PM

Aladdin’s John August Will Pen Animated Movie Musical About The Wizard of Oz's Toto by Andrew Gans

The film is based on Michael Morpurgo and Emma Chichester’s Toto: The Dog-Gone Amazing Story of the Wizard of Oz

Linked From Playbill at 09:56AM

Ciara Renée and McKenzie Kurtz Will Be Frozen’s New Elsa and Anna on Broadway by Andrew Gans

The hit Disney musical continues at the St. James Theatre.

Linked From Playbill at 09:07AM

Forbidden Broadway Creator Gerard Alessandrini’s 10 Favorite Theatregoing Experiences by Andrew Gans

Alessandrini, who has been writing parodies of Broadway shows and stars for decades, reveals the performances he has enjoyed most.

Linked From Playbill at 12:00AM
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Return Engagement of Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation Extends Run at York Theatre Company by Andrew Gans

The musical theatre spoof from Gerard Alessandrini begins performances January 15.

Linked From Playbill at 01:10PM

Bat Out of Hell—The Musical Will Play Florida’s Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood by Andrew Gans

The limited run is the first production in a new partnership between Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment and Seminole Hard Rock.

Linked From Playbill at 12:22PM

Harry Connick Jr. Announces Tour Dates for True Love: An Intimate Performance by Andrew Gans

The limited tour, featuring the songs of Cole Porter and more, will launch in February in Las Vegas.

Linked From Playbill at 11:22AM

Roman Holiday Musical Will Make Its U.K. Premiere at Curve Theatre by Andrew Gans

Nikolai Foster will direct the summer production.

Linked From Playbill at 09:59AM

Kelsey Grammer Will Star in North American Premiere of The Boy Friend by Andrew Gans

Performances will begin at Toronto's Princess of Wales Theatre in March.

Linked From Playbill at 09:48AM

Chasing Cameron Star Cameron Dallas Makes Broadway Debut in Mean Girls January 14 by Andrew Gans

Tina Fey’s hit musical continues at the August Wilson Theatre.

Linked From Playbill at 12:00AM
Monday, January 13, 2020

Grosses Analysis: Freestyle Love Supreme Plays to Sold-Out Crowds During Final Week on Broadway by Andrew Gans

The improvised hip-hop show from Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, and Anthony Veneziale wrapped up its limited run at the Booth Theatre.

Linked From Playbill at 03:41PM

Lauren Reid Will Succeed Thomas Schumacher as Broadway League's Chair of the Board by Andrew Gans

Disney Theatrical Productions President Schumacher will step down following the completion of his three-year term.

Linked From Playbill at 02:25PM

Tony Winner Stephanie J. Block Reschedules London Concert by Andrew Gans

The Broadway favorite was originally set to play Cadogan Hall in April.

Linked From Playbill at 11:48AM

Producers Fly Desi Oakley to London to Fill in for Ill Waitress Stars by Andrew Gans

The January 11 performances of the hit musical at the Adelphi were canceled, although songs from the musical were performed Saturday evening.

Linked From Playbill at 09:28AM
Saturday, January 11, 2020

National Tour of An American in Paris Begins January 11 by Andrew Gans

Jeffrey B. Moss directs, with choreography by Bob Richard.

Linked From Playbill at 12:00AM
Friday, January 10, 2020

William H. Macy, Fionnula Flanagan, More Cast in World Premiere of David Mamet’s The Christopher Boy’s Communion by Andrew Gans

Playwright Mamet will also direct the limited run at Los Angeles’ Odyssey Theatre.

Linked From Playbill at 03:11PM

All that Chat

2019-2020 BROADWAY SEASON
Oct 06: Slave Play
Feb 01: The Minutes
TBA: Blue