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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Two-Part Epic The Inheritance Sets Closing Date on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Matthew Lopez's Broadway-debut play The Inheritance has scheduled a final performance date of March 15 at the Barrymore Theatre. The two-part drama began previews on September 27, 2019 and …

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Tonight! Ivo van Hove's New Staging of West Side Story Opens on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

The new Broadway revival of West Side Story from Tony-winning director Ivo van Hove officially opens on February 20 at the Broadway Theatre. The production began previews on December 10, 2…

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Debut Date Set for Ryan Murphy's New Series Hollywood, with Jeremy Pope, Darren Criss, Patti LuPone & More by Andy Lefkowitz

Mark your calendar! Netflix has announced a May 1 premiere date for Hollywood, a new series from Emmy- and Tony-winning producer Ryan Murphy. The seven-episode series is packed with stage st…

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Annaleigh Ashford to Lead Comedy Pilot B Positive, with Ryan Murphy as Showrunner by Andy Lefkowitz

Tony-winning actress Annaleigh Ashford has been tapped to play the lead role in the CBS comedy series pilot B Positive, according to Deadline. The series is created by Marco Pennette and Ch…

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Kristin Scott Thomas to Star in Phaedra & More Set for 2020-2021 Season at London's National Theatre by Andy Lefkowitz

Olivier-winning stage-and-screen star Kristin Scott Thomas has signed on to headline a new production of the tragedy Phaedra as part of the new season of London's National Theatre. Simon Sto…

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Broadway Theaters to Dim Lights in Memory of Tony-Winning Hairspray Producer Margo Lion by Andy Lefkowitz

The Broadway League has announced that the marquee lights of many Broadway venues will be dimmed for one minute on February 29 at 7:45pm in memory of stage pioneer Margo Lion. The Tony-winni…

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All the Natalie Portmans, Starring Montego Glover & Kara Young, Adds Two Weeks to Off-Broadway Run by Andy Lefkowitz

Off-Broadway's MCC Theater has announced an extension its world premiere staging of C.A. Johnson's All the Natalie Portmans. Originally announced to run through March 15, the production wil…

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Come See About Me! Nik Walker & Matt Manuel to Join Broadway's Ain't Too Proud by Andy Lefkowitz

Get ready! Broadway's hit Temptations musical Ain't Too Proud will welcome Nik Walker and Matt Manuel to the cast on February 28. They will take over the roles of Otis Williams and David Ru…

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Broadway-Bound Lehman Trilogy Sets Fall 2020 West Coast Premiere with Center Theatre Group by Andy Lefkowitz

In advance of an upcoming Broadway run, Stefano Massini's epic new play The Lehman Trilogy has been scheduled for a fall engagement with Los Angeles' Center Theatre Group. The production, di…

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In Advance of Broadway's Hangmen, Martin McDonagh Gears Up for New Film The Banshees of Inisheer by Andy Lefkowitz

Martin McDonagh is keeping busy on Broadway and in Hollywood. The Tony-nominated playwright and Oscar-winning filmmaker, whose new play Hangmen will make its main-stem debut this spring, has…

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Let the Sun Shine On! Frozen Welcomes Ciara Renée, McKenzie Kurtz & Ryan McCartan by Andy Lefkowitz

Three new stars enter the Tony-nominated musical Frozen on February 18. Ciara Renée takes over as Elsa, with McKenzie Kurtz as Anna and Ryan McCartan as Hans. They replace Caissie Levy, Pa…

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Friday, February 14, 2020

Jonathan Cable to Reprise Touring Turn as Nick Massi in Off-Broadway's Jersey Boys by Andy Lefkowitz

Jonathan Cable, a veteran of the national touring production of Jersey Boys, will step into the role of Nick Massi in the off-Broadway production at New World Stages beginning on February 17…

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Carrie Hope Fletcher Cast in Title Role of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cinderella Musical in London by Andy Lefkowitz

U.K. stage star Carrie Hope Fletcher will take on the title role in the upcoming new interpretation of Cinderella from Tony-winning hit maker Andrew Lloyd Webber. The previously announced w…

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Big The Musical Stars Jay McGuiness & Kimberley Walsh to Reunite in Sleepless in Seattle Musical by Andy Lefkowitz

Jay McGuiness and Kimberley Walsh, the talented stars who fell in love nightly in the West End premiere of Big the Musical, will let sparks fly again this spring in a world premiere musical …

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Jonathan Cable to Reprise Broadway Turn as Nick Massi in Off-Broadway's Jersey Boys by Andy Lefkowitz

Jonathan Cable, a veteran of the Broadway production of Jersey Boys, will step into the role of Nick Massi in the off-Broadway production at New World Stages beginning on February 17. Cable …

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Johanna Day to Join Fellow Original Cast Members Mary-Louise Parker & David Morse in How I Learned to Drive on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Johanna Day has signed on to reprise her 1997 turn as the Female Greek Chorus in the upcoming Broadway premiere of Paula Vogel's Pulitzer-winning drama How I Learned to Drive. The previousl…

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Gus Halper to Make Broadway Debut as Brendan in Sing Street: 'I Couldn't Be More Grateful' by Andy Lefkowitz

Stage-and-screen standout Gus Halper, who originated the role of Brendan, brother to central character Conor, in the world premiere of Sing Street, has signed on to repeat his celebrated tu…

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

Alysha Deslorieux to Join David Hyde Pierce & Ari'el Stachel in New Musical The Visitor at the Public Theater by Andy Lefkowitz

Broadway alum Alysha Deslorieux has taken over the role of Zainab in the world premiere musical The Visitor, set to arrive at off-Broadway's Public Theater this spring. Deslorieux replace…

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Mrs. Doubtfire Musical Completes Casting for Broadway Premiere by Andy Lefkowitz

Casting is complete for the highly anticipated Broadway premiere of Mrs. Doubtfire. The previously announced musical based on the hit film will arrive at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on Marc…

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Jocelyn Bioh's Romantic Comedy Nollywood Dreams Sets Full Casting for Off-Broadway Run by Andy Lefkowitz

MCC Theater has announced complete casting for Nollywood Dreams, a new play by Jocelyn Bioh set to make its world premiere next month. The previously announced production, directed by Saheem…

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Tony-Winning Harry Potter and the Cursed Child to Open in Tokyo in 2022 by Andy Lefkowitz

Lucky Japan audiences will soon have the chance to experience the magic of the Tony-winning two-part play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. A new mounting of the play has been announced to…

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Lindsay Pearce Will Fly into Broadway's Wicked as Elphaba; Sam Gravitte to Take Over as Fiyero by Andy Lefkowitz

This pair is about to get mighty popular! Lindsay Pearce, an alum of The Glee Project, and Sam Gravitte, a former Wicked understudy, will take over the roles of Elphaba and Fiyero in the sma…

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New Horizons to Pursue: An Aladdin Film Sequel Is in Development by Andy Lefkowitz

Aladdin is heading back to the screen yet again. On the heels of a recent hit live-action adaptation of the 1992 animated film, Disney is in the early development stages of producing a movi…

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Dark Comedy Hangmen, Starring Dan Stevens, Completes Casting for Broadway Premiere by Andy Lefkowitz

Full casting has been announced for the upcoming Broadway staging of four-time Tony nominee Martin McDonagh's Hangmen. The previously announced production, directed by Matthew Dunster, will…

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Jason Alexander to Direct Pre-Broadway Stage Adaptation of The War of the Roses in Maine by Andy Lefkowitz

Tony-winning stage-and-screen actor Jason Alexander has signed on to direct a new theatrical version of the dark comedy The War of the Roses this summer. The play will receive a production…

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Olivier-Nominated Musical Six Arrives on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

The hotly anticipated new musical Six begins Broadway previews on February 13. The production will officially open on March 12 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Arriving on the Great White…

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

The Search for Roxie Finalist Khalifa White Books First Broadway Gig in Caroline, or Change by Andy Lefkowitz

Khalifa White, a recent finalist of's casting competition The Search for Roxie, is headed to Broadway after all. While the standout performer didn't make the final cut to app…

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Lincoln Center Theater's Intimate Apparel Opera Adds Dianne McIntyre as Choreographer by Andy Lefkowitz

Emmy nominee Dianne McIntyre has taken over as choreographer on the upcoming opera adaptation of Lynn Nottage's Intimate Apparel. McIntyre replaces the previously announced Tony nominee C…

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Initial Casting Set for West End Transfer of The Watsons, New Play Adapted from Jane Austen's Unfinished Novel by Andy Lefkowitz

The first slate of casting is here for the upcoming West End production of Laura Wade's new drama The Watsons. Samuel West will direct the previously announced transfer from the Chichester F…

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Olivier Nominee Beverley Knight & The Ferryman's Fra Fee Added to Star-Packed Cinderella Film by Andy Lefkowitz

Stage stars Beverley Knight and Fra Fee have joined the company of the highly anticipated Cinderella movie musical remake. The previously announced film will arrive in cinemas on February 5…

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Romeo & Bernadette Musical, Starring Judy McLane & More, Will Transfer to Off-Broadway's Theatre Row by Andy Lefkowitz

This new musical spoof is sticking around off-Broadway. Amas Musical Theatre's recent premiere staging of Romeo & Bernadette: A Musical Tale of Verona and Brooklyn will move to Theatre…

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