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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Andrew Lloyd Webber Hints at Taylor Swift's Role in the Cats Film by Andy Lefkowitz

It's hard to believe that the premiere of the Cats film is more than a year away. The movie musical based on Andrew Lloyd Webber's hit Broadway show won't debut until December 20…

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Nell Benjamin & Duncan Sheik's Because of Winn Dixie Musical Set for Goodspeed's 2019 Season by Andy Lefkowitz

Because of Winn Dixie, a musical collaboration from Broadway hitmakers Nell Benjamin and Duncan Sheik, based on the award-winning novel by Kate DiCamillo, will arrive in Connecticut in 2019 …

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John Doyle & Jon Batiste at Work on New Broadway Musical Based on Life of Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat by Andy Lefkowitz

A new musical is in development charting the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat, who is widely considered one of the most important artists of the 20th century. The Broadway-bound show is to featu…

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Almost Famous Is Being Made into a Broadway Musical by Andy Lefkowitz

The acclaimed 2000 film Almost Famous will soon sing out onstage. The flick's Oscar-winning screenwriter and director Cameron Crowe is adapting his iconic work into a main-stem musical, …

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Janet McTeer Is a Trailblazing Stage Legend in Bernhardt/Hamlet by Andy Lefkowitz

Bernhardt/Hamlet, a world premiere play by Pulitzer finalist Theresa Rebeck, officially opens at the American Airlines Theatre on September 25. Directed by Tony nominee Moritz von Stuel…

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Kenneth Lonergan's The Waverly Gallery Begins Star-Packed Broadway-Premiere Engagement by Andy Lefkowitz

The Waverly Gallery, the acclaimed 1999 Pulitzer-finalist play by Oscar winner Kenneth Lonergan, begins its first Broadway run on September 25 at the Golden Theatre. Obie winner Lila Neugeba…

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Mamie Parris Takes on a New Role in Broadway's School of Rock by Andy Lefkowitz

Original School of Rock cast member Mamie Parris returns to the hit Broadway musical at the Winter Garden Theatre on September 25. Parris, who created the role of Patty in the Tony-nominated…

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Monday, September 24, 2018

Debra Jo Rupp Will Return to the New York Stage in Bekah Brunstetter's The Cake by Andy Lefkowitz

Stage-and-screen alum Debra Jo Rupp has booked her next off-Broadway gig. The talented actress will take on the role of Della in The Cake, a new play by Emmy nominee Bekah Brunstetter, makin…

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Lucie Arnaz & Robert Klein Will Return to They're Playing Our Song for Actors Fund Benefit Concert by Andy Lefkowitz

Lucie Arnaz and Robert Klein, the original stars of the 1979 Tony-nominated musical comedy They're Playing Our Song, will reunite this winter in a one-night 40th-anniversary concert of t…

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Full Casting Is Set for West End Revival of Caroline, or Change by Andy Lefkowitz

Full casting has been announced for the highly anticipated West End revival of Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori's Tony-nominated and Olivier-winning musical Caroline, or Change. The reviv…

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Friday, September 21, 2018

Nick Cordero Is Orin Scrivello, D.D.S. in Kennedy Center's Star-Packed Little Shop by Andy Lefkowitz

He is your dentist! Tony nominee Nick Cordero has signed on to play Orin Scrivello, D.D.S. in the Kennedy Center's highly anticipated new staging of Little Shop of Horrors. Mark Brokaw w…

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Charities Selected for Contribution in Memory of Broadway Star Marin Mazzie by Andy Lefkowitz

Following a moving tribute with Broadway marquee lights dimmed on September 19, representatives for the late three-time Tony nominee Marin Mazzie have reached out to Broadway.com to inform f…

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Girl from the North Country Stars Colton Ryan & Caitlin Houlahan Offer a Soulful Take on Bob Dylan's 'I Want You' by Andy Lefkowitz

We couldn't be more excited for the North American premiere of Girl from the North Country, the award-winning new musical currently in previews at off-Broadway's Public Theater. Writ…

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Gillian Anderson & Lily James to Star in Ivo van Hove's All About Eve in London by Andy Lefkowitz

Gillian Anderson and Lily James are teaming up on a high-profile new stage project. The pair will go head to head as Margo Channing and Eve Harrington, respectively, in the upcomin…

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Broadway's Chicago Welcomes X Factor Israel Star Shiri Maimon by Andy Lefkowitz

Israeli pop star and X Factor Israel television personality Shiri Maimon makes her Great White Way debut as Roxie Hart in the Tony-winning revival of Kander & Ebb's Chicago on Septem…

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Tracy Letts & Annette Bening to Lead Broadway Revival of All My Sons by Andy Lefkowitz

A pair of stage-and-screen greats are returning to Broadway in a stirring classic drama. Tracy Letts and Annette Bening will star as Joe and Kate Keller in a 2019 staging of Arthur Miller…

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Final Extension Announced for Public Theater's Mother of the Maid Starring Glenn Close by Andy Lefkowitz

Off-Broadway's Public Theater has announced a final extension for the New York premiere play Mother of the Maid written by Jane Anderson, directed by Matthew Penn and starring Glenn Clos…

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Patti LuPone & More Sing Out in the Sitzprobe for London's Gender-Swapped Company by Andy Lefkowitz

The stars of Marianne Elliott's highly anticipated new staging of Company were recently given the thrill of singing with the show's orchestra for the first time. The sitzprobe for th…

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Music of Tony-Winning Hit Harry Potter and the Cursed Child to Be Released on New Album by Andy Lefkowitz

The stirring music within the Broadway play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will soon appear on a special new album, set for release digitally and on CD on November 2. Titled The Music of …

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West End Alum & ITV's The Big Audition Winner Laura Tyrer to Join London's Chicago as Velma by Andy Lefkowitz

The hit West End staging of Kander & Ebb's Chicago will welcome Laura Tyrer in the role of Velma Kelly on September 24. Tyrer secured the role via an audition to be shown as part of …

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Tony Winner Judy Kaye Is the New Dowager Empress of Broadway's Anastasia by Andy Lefkowitz

Judy Kaye is returning to Broadway! The legendary two-time Tony winner will join the company of Anastasia in the role of the Dowager Empress on September 28. Kaye will replace original cast …

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Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones & Bobby Cannavale Return to Broadway in The Lifespan of a Fact by Andy Lefkowitz

The star-packed world premiere staging of the Broadway play The Lifespan of a Fact begins previews on September 20 at Studio 54. Tony nominee Leigh Silverman directs the production…

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Public Theater Announces Casting for New York Premiere Wild Goose Dreams by Andy Lefkowitz

Off-Broadway's Public Theater has set full casting for Wild Goose Dreams, a New York premiere play written by Hansol Jung, arriving at the Public this fall. Tony nominee Leigh Silve…

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Billy Crystal Recruits Kevin Kline & More for Live Reading of His New Play by Andy Lefkowitz

Tony-winning stage-and-screen icon Billy Crystal has lined up a talent-packed slate of stars to lead a two-night reading of Have a Nice Day, a new comedic play written by Crystal and Quinton…

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Will Return to London's West End by Andy Lefkowitz

London's National Theatre has announced a West End return of the award-winning play The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. The hit theatrical work adapted by Simon Steph…

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Raul Esparza Sets New York Stage Return in Bertolt Brecht's The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui by Andy Lefkowitz

Raúl Esparza is headed back to the New York stage. The four-time Tony-nominated actor will take on the title role in Classic Stage Company's previously announced production of Ber…

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Brandon Uranowitz to Join The Band's Visit on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Brandon Uranowitz is returning to Broadway. The multi-talented two-time Tony nominee will step into the role of Itzik in the 2018 Tony-winning musical The Band's Visit on October 9, repl…

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Monday, September 17, 2018

Broadway League Will Now Dim All Broadway Marquee Lights in Memory of Marin Mazzie by Andy Lefkowitz

The Broadway League has announced an adjustment to a prior decision to dim the marquee lights of only six Broadway theaters on September 19 in memory of the late three-time Tony nominee Mari…

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Gettin' the Band Back Together Sets Cast Album Release Date by Andy Lefkowitz

We know what we're gettin' and when! The brand-new musical Gettin' the Band Back Together has announced the release of its original cast album on CD and in digital formats o…

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Tony Carlin Takes Over for Paxton Whitehead in Broadway's Bernhardt/Hamlet by Andy Lefkowitz

Broadway veteran Tony Carlin has stepped in for the role of Louis in Theresa Rebeck's world premiere play Bernhardt/Hamlet. Carlin, who was originally understudying the role, replaces To…

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Remember My Name: Fame the Musical Will Arrive in London's West End by Andy Lefkowitz

The current hit U.K. touring production of Fame the Musical has announced a stop in London's West End in fall of 2019. The 30th-anniversary staging will play a five-week limited run at t…

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