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Thursday, August 22, 2019

Bess Wohl's Acclaimed Make Believe Receives One-Week Extension from Second Stage by Andy Lefkowitz

Second Stage has announced a weeklong extension to Bess Wohl's celebrated new play Make Believe. Originally announced to run through September 15, the production will now conclude its engage…

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Michael Benjamin Washington to Headline Anna Deavere Smith's Solo Play Fires in the Mirror Off-Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Off-Broadway's Signature Theatre has announced Michael Benjamin Washington as star of its upcoming revival of Anna Deavere Smith's solo play Fires in the Mirror. The previously announced p…

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The Shining Is Being Adapted for the Stage by Simon Stephens & Ivo van Hove by Andy Lefkowitz

Tony winners Simon Stephens and Ivo van Hove are at work on a stage adaptation of Stephen King's dark 1977 novel The Shining, according to Forbes. The play is expected to debut in London'…

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Douglas Sills & Alexandra Socha to Lead Mack & Mabel, Brian Stokes Mitchell & Kate Baldwin Set for Love Life at Encores! by Andy Lefkowitz

City Center Encores! has announced initial casting for the first two shows of its previously announced 2020 season. Tony nominee Douglas Sills will co-star alongside Alexandra Socha in Mack …

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Clinton Greenspan to Make Broadway Debut in Title Role of Aladdin by Andy Lefkowitz

Aladdin tour star Clinton Greenspan will take a magic carpet ride to Broadway next month, reprising his celebrated turn in the musical's title role beginning on September 13. Disney Theatica…

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Gideon Glick to Play Seymour in Off-Broadway's Little Shop of Horrors for Two Weeks by Andy Lefkowitz

Gideon Glick, Tony-nominated standout of To Kill a Mockingbird, has signed on to fill in for his former Spring Awakening co-star Jonathan Groff in the upcoming off-Broadway revival of Little…

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Kevin Chamberlin & Matthew Wilkas Join Starry Little Shop of Horrors at Pasadena Playhouse by Andy Lefkowitz

Casting is complete for Pasadena Playhouse's upcoming star-packed staging of Little Shop of Horrors. The previously announced production, directed by Mike Donahue and choreographed by Will …

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Everybody's Talking About Jamie Movie Musical Set for Fall 2020 Release by Andy Lefkowitz

The eagerly anticipated movie musical adaptation of the Olivier-nominated smash hit Everybody's Talking About Jamie has scheduled a release date of October 23, 2020, according to Deadline. T…

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Jordin Sparks Sets Broadway Return as Jenna in Waitress by Andy Lefkowitz

Almost a decade after her 2010 Broadway debut in In the Heights, multi-platinum recording artist Jordin Sparks will head back to Broadway next month, taking over the lead role of Jenna in Wa…

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Alice Ripley to Be Joined by Nicholas Rodriguez & More in Sunset Boulevard at North Shore Music Theatre by Andy Lefkowitz

Casting is complete for North Shore Music Theatre's upcoming staging of the Tony-winning musical Sunset Boulevard. The previously announced production, starring Tony winner Alice Ripley as N…

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Complete Casting Announced for World Premiere Musical The Wrong Man by Andy Lefkowitz

Full casting is here for The Wrong Man, a brand-new musical set to make its world premiere with off-Broadway's MCC Theater this fall. The previously announced production, starring Joshua Hen…

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Carmen Cusack, Tony Yazbeck & Harry Hadden-Paton to Headline New Broadway Musical Flying Over Sunset by Andy Lefkowitz

Lincoln Center Theater has announced the upcoming Broadway staging of Flying Over Sunset, a new musical written and directed by James Lapine (Falsettos) and featuring music by Tom Kitt (Nex…

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Primary Stages Announces World Premiere Play On That Day in Amsterdam by Andy Lefkowitz

Off-Broadway's Primary Stages has scheduled the world premiere staging of On That Day in Amsterdam, a new play written by Clarence Coo (The Birds of Empathy) directed by Kareem Fahmy (Once).…

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Todrick Hall & Colleen Ballinger Begin Shifts in Waitress on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Multi-talented performers Todrick Hall and Colleen Ballinger join the company of the Tony-nominated musical Waitress on August 20. The pair takes over the roles of Ogie and Dawn from Noah Ga…

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Monday, August 19, 2019

Chris McCarrell to Reprise His Starring Turn in The Lightning Thief on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Full casting has been announced for the eagerly anticipated Broadway transfer of The Lightning Thief, the rollicking stage adaptation of Rick Riordan's young adult fantasy novel. The previou…

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Friday, August 16, 2019

Kingsley Leggs & More Join Off-Broadway Revival of Little Shop of Horrors by Andy Lefkowitz

Full casting is here for the hotly anticipated new off-Broadway staging of Little Shop of Horrors. The previously announced production, directed by Tony winner Michael Mayer, will begin prev…

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Mary Beth Peil & More to Join Corey Stoll & Nadia Bowers in Macbeth at Classic Stage by Andy Lefkowitz

Casting is complete for Classic Stage Company's upcoming revival of Shakespeare's iconic tragedy Macbeth. The previously announced production, directed by CSC Artistic Director John Doyle, i…

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American Son Film Sets November Debut Date on Netflix by Andy Lefkowitz

Netflix has scheduled a November 1 release for the upcoming screen adaptation of Christopher Demos-Brown's star-packed Broadway-debut play American Son. In advance of the Netflix release, …

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Kyle Soller, John Benjamin Hickey, Lois Smith & More to Appear in The Inheritance on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Casting has been announced for the highly anticipated Broadway transfer of Matthew Lopez's Olivier-winning two-part epic The Inheritance. The previously announced production, directed by Ton…

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Patricia Hodge to Join Toby Stephens & Claire Skinner in West End Revival of A Day in the Death of Joe Egg by Andy Lefkowitz

Olivier-winning actress Patricia Hodge will return to London's West End this fall, taking on the role of Grace in the new revival of Peter Nichols' 1967 play A Day in the Death of Joe Egg. …

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Christiane Noll, Jessica Phillips & Dear Evan Hansen Tour Stars Will Reprise Turns on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

The Tony-winning Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen will welcome a number of stars from its first national touring production this fall. Among the new Broadway cast members will be Tony nomi…

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Patricia Hodge to Join Toby Stephens & Claire Skinner in West End Revival of A Day in the Death of Joe Egg by Andy Lefkowitz

Olivier-winning actress Patricia Hodge will return to London's West End this fall, taking on the role of Grace in the new revival of Peter Nichols' 1967 play A Day in the Death of Joe Egg. …

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Betrayal Arrives on Broadway with Tom Hiddleston, Zawe Ashton & Charlie Cox by Andy Lefkowitz

A new staging of Harold Pinter's drama Betrayal begins previews at the Jacobs Theatre on August 14. Jamie Lloyd repeats his work as director from a recently concluded West End run, with sta…

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Ashley Park to Co-Star in Darren Star's New Series Emily in Paris by Andy Lefkowitz

Ashley Park, the Tony-nominated Mean Girls star recently announced to return to Broadway in Grand Horizons, has nabbed a principal role in Paramount Network's new dramedy Emily in Paris, ac…

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How I Learned to Drive Sets Broadway Premiere with Original Stars Mary-Louise Parker & David Morse by Andy Lefkowitz

Paula Vogel's Pulitzer-winning play How I Learned to Drive will debut on the Great White Way next spring, headlined by stars of the original 1997 off-Broadway production, Mary-Louise Parker …

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Vineyard Theatre Announces Casting for Is This a Room by Andy Lefkowitz

The full company of stars from the acclaimed world premiere staging of Tina Satter's Is This a Room has signed on to reprise their performances for the upcoming remount of the new play at…

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Paul Alexander Nolan, Joaquina Kalukango & More to Star in Slave Play on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Casting has been announced for the Broadway transfer of Jeremy O. Harris' acclaimed work Slave Play. The previously announced production, directed by Robert O'Hara, will begin previews on Se…

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Jack Thorne & Matthew Warchus' A Christmas Carol Will Arrive on Broadway with Campbell Scott as Scrooge by Andy Lefkowitz

A new interpretation of Charles Dickens' classic story A Christmas Carol will debut on the Great White Way this holiday season. Adapted by Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and…

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Monday, August 12, 2019

Broadway Grosses: The Prom Goes Out on Top, Reaching All-Time High at the Box Office by Andy Lefkowitz

Everyone was going to prom this past week, as the Tony-nominated smash-hit musical played to packed houses in its final set of performances at the Longacre Theatre. The celebrated musical re…

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Molly Sweeney & Blues for an Alabama Sky Set for Keen Company's 20th Season by Andy Lefkowitz

Keen Company, a celebrated off-Broadway nonprofit theater, has announced a pair of new productions set to appear as part of its 20th anniversary season. The lineup includes a revival of t…

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Jason Danieley to Honor Late Wife Marin Mazzie with Star-Studded Benefit Concert for Cancer Support Community by Andy Lefkowitz

Broadway's Jason Danieley has announced the upcoming benefit concert Marin Mazzie's Sunflower Power Hour, an evening of uplifting performances honoring the achievements and advocacy of his …

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