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Tuesday, September 26, 2023

MJ the Musical Will Arrive in Germany Next Year by Andrew Gans

The Broadway hit continues at the Neil Simon Theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:03AM

New Simba Roars in Broadway's The Lion King Starting September 26 by Andrew Gans

The Tony-winning international hit continues at the Minskoff Theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:03AM

North American Tour of Mean Girls Musical Opens September 26 by Andrew Gans

Casey Hushion directs the Tina Fey-Jeff Richmond-Nell Benjamin musical.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:03AM
Monday, September 25, 2023

Jake Shears and Rebecca Lucy Taylor AKA Self Esteem Join London Cast of Cabaret Starting September 25 by Andrew Gans

The Olivier-winning production continues at the Kit Kat Club.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:13AM

West End's Les Misérables Welcomes New Leads September 25 by Andrew Gans

The international hit musical continues at the Sondheim Theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:13AM
Saturday, September 23, 2023

Matt Doyle Plays Legendary Crooner in Sinatra the Musical Beginning September 23 by Andrew Gans

Kathleen Marshall directs the U.K. world premiere, also featuring Ana Villafañe.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:13AM
Friday, September 22, 2023

September 24 Broadway Forever Concert Postponed by Andrew Gans

The free Bronx concert, scheduled to feature stars from & Juliet, Harmony, Here Lies Love, and more, has set a new date.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:19PM

Psychological Thriller Job, Starring Sydney Lemmon and Peter Friedman, Extends Off-Broadway by Andrew Gans

Michael Herwitz directs Max Wolf Friedlich's new play.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:43PM

Photos: Get a 1st Look at Stephen Sondheim's Old Friends, Starring Bernadette Peters, Lea Salonga, More by Andrew Gans

The West End transfer of Cameron Mackintosh's Sondheim tribute plays the Gielgud Theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:43PM

Video: Get a 1st Listen to Matt Doyle as Frank Sinatra in Orchestra Rehearsal for Sinatra the Musical by Andrew Gans

Check out highlights from the sitzprobe of the Kathleen Marshall-staged show.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:43PM

Kimberly Akimbo's Alli Mauzey Once Worked as a Singing Waitress by Andrew Gans

Plus, learn why her dream role is Ariel in The Little Mermaid (even though she's been told she's more of a Belle).

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:04PM

James McKnight Named New CEO of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group by Andrew Gans

McKnight previously spent seven years as chief creative officer for the Harry Potter franchise.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:43AM

Vina Morales Plays Limited Run in Broadway's Here Lies Love Starting September 22 by Andrew Gans

The Filipino actor steps into the part formerly played by Tony winner Lea Salonga.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:25AM
Thursday, September 21, 2023

Seth MacFarlane Donates $5 Million to Entertainment Community Fund by Andrew Gans

MacFarlane, who previously donated $1 million, is partnering with the organization to help raise $10 million as the ongoing strikes affect film and TV workers.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:19PM

Watch the Wicked: Tiny Desk Concert, Featuring Stephen Schwartz, Alyssa Fox, McKenzie Kurtz by Andrew Gans

Listen to renditions of "Popular," "Defying Gravity," "For Good," and more in the NPR series.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:13PM

Caroline Aaron, Marilu Henner, Melanie Mayron, JoBeth Williams to Star in Madwomen of the West Off-Broadway by Andrew Gans

Thomas Caruso will direct the New York premiere of Sandra Tsing Loh's comedy.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:33PM

Cast Set for Reading of Ethan D. Pakchar and Douglas Lyons Musical Beau by Andrew Gans

Eight actor-musicians tell the story of Ace Baker, who makes a life-altering discovery.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:25AM

Lilli Cooper, Lillias White, Lesli Margherita, More Set for Reading of New Female Troubles Musical by Andrew Gans

Christopher Gattelli directs the new musical from Amanda Green, Curtis Moore, Gabrielle Allan, and Jennifer Crittenden.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:19AM

Cast Complete for 1st U.K. and Ireland Tour of Hamilton by Andrew Gans

The tour of the international hit Lin-Manuel Miranda musical will begin in November.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:49AM

Let's Get a Look at You: London Revival of Sunset Boulevard, Starring Nicole Scherzinger, Begins September 21 by Andrew Gans

The revival of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, directed by Jamie Lloyd, plays the Savoy.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:25AM
Wednesday, September 20, 2023

October 30 Declared National Wicked Day by Andrew Gans

The international hit musical will celebrate its 20th anniversary on Broadway next month at the Gershwin.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:49PM

Dale A. Mott and Charles D. Urstadt Launch Edgewood Entertainment by Andrew Gans

The new multimedia production company supports works by historically marginalized groups.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:03PM

Kennedy Kanagawa Will Now Lead Cast of Tiananmen: A New Musical by Andrew Gans

Kanagawa will co-star opposite Ellie Wang.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:07PM

Karen Ziemba, Allison Blackwell, More Will Celebrate Harold Arlen at Jazz at Lincoln Center by Andrew Gans

Deborah Grace Winer will host the concerts, part of the Songbook Sundays series.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:07PM
Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Broadway Grosses Analysis: Grosses Rise as Fall Shows Begin Previews by Andrew Gans

There were 25 productions running on Broadway last week with 16 playing to 90% capacity or more.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:55PM

Tim Daly, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Lea DeLaria, More Will Star in The Night of the Iguana Off-Broadway by Andrew Gans

Emily Mann will direct the Tennessee Williams classic.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:33PM

Broadway Records to Release Cast Recording of London's Immersive Guys and Dolls by Andrew Gans

Nicholas Hytner directs the classic musical at the Bridge Theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:55AM

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Starlight Express to Return to London in 2024 by Andrew Gans

Luke Sheppard will direct the production at the specially designed Starlight Auditorium.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:07AM

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