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Friday, July 20, 2018

Matt Doyle to Star in Huey Lewis & the News Musical Heart of Rock & Roll by Andy Lefkowitz

Talented Broadway alum Matt Doyle has signed on to play the central role in the upcoming Huey Lewis & the News musical Heart of Rock & Roll, making its world premiere at San Die…

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Summer: The Donna Summer Musical Releases Original Cast Album by Andy Lefkowitz

Get ready for some hot stuff! Republic Records releases the original cast album for Summer: The Donna Summer Musical today. The talent-packed recording is available through all digital retai…

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Cats Film Nabs Jennifer Hudson, James Corden, Ian McKellen & Taylor Swift by Andy Lefkowitz

Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson has been cast in the iconic role of Grizabella in the eagerly anticipated film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's hit musical Cats, according to Variety.&nb…

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Lin-Manuel Miranda to Direct Film Adaptation of Jonathan Larson's Tick, Tick...Boom! by Andy Lefkowitz

Clear the runway! Lin-Manuel Miranda is making theater nerds' dreams come true yet again. The mastermind behind Hamilton and In the Heights has signed on to direct a feature film ad…

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Mary Page Marlowe, Starring Tatiana Maslany, Blair Brown & More, Extends Off-Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

The acclaimed New York premiere production of Mary Page Marlowe, written by Tony and Pulitzer winner Tracy Letts, has been extended at Second Stage's Tony Kiser Theater. Originally slate…

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Mitchell Jarvis, Marilu Henner & More Start Gettin' the Band Back Together on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Rock on! The new musical comedy Gettin' the Band Back Together kicks off performances at the Belasco Theatre on July 19. The fresh tuner, directed by John Rando and choreographed by Chri…

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Marc Kudisch, Caitlin Houlahan, Colton Ryan & More Set for Girl From the North Country at the Public by Andy Lefkowitz

Off-Broadway's Public Theater has announced a talented lineup of stars set to lead the U.S. premiere of Conor McPherson and Bob Dylan's Girl From the North Country. The previous…

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Diana Rigg to Exit Broadway Revival of My Fair Lady by Andy Lefkowitz

Diana Rigg, the iconic actress who earned a 2018 Tony nomination for her turn as Mrs. Higgins in My Fair Lady, will play her final performance in Lincoln Center Theater's acclaimed reviv…

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Tony Winner Bruce Springsteen's Broadway Hit Springsteen on Broadway to Arrive on Netflix by Andy Lefkowitz

Springsteen on Broadway, the mega-hit Broadway concert engagement that netted a Special 2018 Tony Award for iconic music maker Bruce Springsteen, will launch globally on Netflix on December …

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Adam Gwon's Ordinary Days to Receive First Major Revival with Keen Company; NY Premiere from Chisa Hutchinson Also on Tap by Andy Lefkowitz

Off-Broadway's Keen Company has announced an exciting pair of productions to fill out its 2018-2019 season at The Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row. A revival from acclaimed composer Adam G…

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Watch the Avenue Q Family Celebrate 15 Years with a Charming Performance on Today by Andy Lefkowitz

"Everything in life is only for now," says the friends and neighbors of the delightfully naughty Avenue Q. That mantra might hold true in some cases, but it is hard to believe…

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

All He Cares About Is Love! John O'Hurley Will Return to Chicago on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

John O'Hurley is bringing his razzle-dazzle factor back to Broadway! The stage-and-screen star will return to the Tony-winning Broadway revival of Kander & Ebb's Chicago as …

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Alexandra Silber & Broadway Friends to Read After Anatevka Off-Broadway for Release on Audible by Andy Lefkowitz

Fiddler on the Roof alum Alexandra Silber will gather a group of talented stage friends for an upcoming literary and musical evening featuring her acclaimed Fiddler sequel novel After A…

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Andrew Lloyd Webber's School of Rock Will Close on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

School of Rock, the hit musical based on the film of the same name, will play its final Broadway performance at the Winter Garden Theatre on January 20, 2019. The show began previews on…

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Tom Stoppard's The Hard Problem to Receive New York Premiere Directed by Jack O'Brien; New LCT3 Production Also Announced by Andy Lefkowitz

Tom Stoppard's new play The Hard Problem will receive its New York premiere at Lincoln Center Theater's Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater this fall. Jack O'Brien, who helmed Stoppar…

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Betsy Morgan, Jake Boyd & Joseph Taylor Will Return to Pie-Shop Sweeney Todd by Andy Lefkowitz

The hit immersive off-Broadway staging of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s Sweeney Todd has announced the return of past cast members Betsy Morgan as Pirelli & Beggar Woman, Jos…

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Back Where They Belong! Bette Midler & David Hyde Pierce Return to Hello, Dolly! by Andy Lefkowitz

Tony winners Bette Midler and David Hyde Pierce return to the Tony-winning Broadway revival of Hello, Dolly! beginning on July 17. The leading pair will continue with the production until it…

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Married Couple Katie Lowes & Adam Shapiro Make Their Broadway Debuts in Waitress by Andy Lefkowitz

The hit Broadway musical Waitress welcomes real-life married couple Katie Lowes (Scandal) and Adam Shapiro (Steve Jobs) in the roles of Dawn and Ogie, respectively, on July 17. The pair make…

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Welcome to Belmont Avenue! Kimber Sprawl Joins A Bronx Tale on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Stage alum Kimber Sprawl joins the company of Broadway's A Bronx Tale on July 17. The young star takes on the role of Jane, replacing Christiani Pitts, who played her final performance o…

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American Idol Winner David Cook Returns to Broadway's Kinky Boots by Andy Lefkowitz

David Cook is strapping on his boots yet again! The American Idol winner—who made his Broadway debut in April as Charlie Price in Kinky Boots—returns to the Tony-winning musical …

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Monday, July 16, 2018

Full Casting Set for Savion Glover-Helmed Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope at Encores! Off-Center by Andy Lefkowitz

Casting is complete for Encores! Off-Center's highly anticipated new staging of Micki Grant and Vinnette Carroll's Tony-nominated 1971 musical Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope. …

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Loren Lott Dances into Once On This Island While Hailey Kilgore Recovers from Injury by Andy Lefkowitz

Understudy Loren Lott has taken over the role of Ti Moune in the Tony-winning Broadway revival of Once On This Island at the Circle in the Square Theatre. The actress steps in for Tony-nomin…

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Laura Dreyfuss to Join Dear Evan Hansen Pal Ben Platt in Ryan Murphy's The Politician by Andy Lefkowitz

Laura Dreyfuss and Ben Platt just might be working together for forever, and we'd be more than OK with that. The Dear Evan Hansen originals will both appear as series regulars in The Pol…

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The Boys in the Band Recoups Broadway Investment by Andy Lefkowitz

It's a hit! The debut Broadway staging of Mart Crowley's groundbreaking drama The Boys in the Band has recouped its $3.5 million investment in just 11 weeks, with four weeks still re…

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Lisa Brescia Will Return to Broadway in Dear Evan Hansen by Andy Lefkowitz

Acclaimed stage veteran Lisa Brescia is returning to Broadway. The actress will join the company of the Tony-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen on August 7 as Heidi Hansen, succeedin…

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Muriel's Wedding, Beautiful, The Children Triumph at 2018 Helpmann Awards by Andy Lefkowitz

A variety of Australia stars and creatives were honored for their stage work during the 2018 Helpmann Awards annual ceremony, held at Sydney's Capitol Theatre on July 15. Broadway-alum s…

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Jessica Vosk Flies into Wicked on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Power-voiced Wicked tour star Jessica Vosk offers up her acclaimed turn as Elphaba for Broadway audiences at the Gershwin Theatre starting on July 16. Vosk replaces long-running star Jackie …

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Friday, July 13, 2018

Bonnie Langford Finds Her Next West End Role in 42nd Street by Andy Lefkowitz

Bonnie Langford, acclaimed star of stage and screen, will join the cast of the celebrated London production of 42nd Street as Dorothy Brock beginning on September 3, 2018. Langford will rema…

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New Musical Comedy The Prom Announces a New Broadway Home by Andy Lefkowitz

The highly anticipated new musical comedy The Prom will dance to a different Broadway theater when it kicks off performances this fall. Initially announced to play the Cort Theatre, The Prom…

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Ryan Murphy's Pose, with Billy Porter & MJ Rodriguez, Receives Second Season on FX by Andy Lefkowitz

The fierce new series Pose from TV hitmaker (and Broadway producer) Ryan Murphy has been renewed for a second season on FX, according to Variety. Among the series' cast is Tony-winning K…

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Michael John LaChiusa Adapting Pulitzer Winner Cost of Living into a Musical by Andy Lefkowitz

Tony-nominated book writer, composer and lyricist Michael John LaChiusa has signed on to adapt Martyna Majok's 2018 Pulitzer-winning play Cost of Living into a musical. Williamstown Thea…

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