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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Blair Brown Withdraws from The Ferryman; Fionnula Flanagan to Remain with Production by Andy Lefkowitz

Tony winner Blair Brown, who had been announced to take over as Aunt Maggie Far Away in Jez Butterworth's The Ferryman, has canceled her engagement in the play after sustaining an injury un…

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James Graham's Ink Extends Again on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Ink, James Graham's new play about the making of the tabloid newspaper The Sun, has received a second extension at Manhattan Theatre Club's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Originally announced t…

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Brad Oscar, Christina Sajous, Anne L. Nathan & More Join Joe Iconis' Broadway Bounty Hunter by Andy Lefkowitz

Casting is complete for the off-Broadway premiere of Broadway Bounty Hunter, a new musical comedy featuring an original score by Joe Iconis (Be More Chill), slated to arrive at off-Broadway'…

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Hadestown, Tootsie & Oklahoma! Lead 2019 Outer Critics Circle Award Nominations by Andy Lefkowitz

Nominations are here for the 69th annual Outer Critics Circle Awards, honoring the best theater on, off- and off-off-Broadway in the 2018-2019 season. Leading the slate of nominees is Hades…

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Shoshana Bean & Jeremy Jordan Extend Run in Waitress on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Shoshana Bean and Tony nominee Jeremy Jordan, the mega-talented new stars of Waitress, have added three weeks to their run in the hit musical at the Brooks-Atkinson Theatre. Originally annou…

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Tootsie Musical, Starring Santino Fontana, Opens on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Tootsie, the new Broadway musical based on the beloved 1982 comedy flick, officially opens at the Marquis Theatre on April 23. Tony nominee Santino Fontana stars in the production, which beg…

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Monday, April 22, 2019

Broadway's The Prom Is Being Adapted into a Young Adult Novel, Due Out This Fall by Andy Lefkowitz

The Prom will continue changing lives later this year, with the release of a new young adult novel based on the smash Broadway musical. Saundra Mitchell, author of more than 20 books for twe…

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Phylicia Rashad to Make Broadway Directorial Debut with Charles Randolph-Wright's Blue by Andy Lefkowitz

Charles Randolph-Wright's acclaimed play Blue will make its long-awaited Broadway premiere in the spring of 2020, producer Brian Moreland announced today. Tony winner Phylicia Rashad, who st…

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Jeremy Jordan & Ashley Spencer Welcome Baby Girl Clara Eloise by Andy Lefkowitz

Congratulations are in order! Waitress star Jeremy Jordan and his wife, Broadway alum Ashley Spencer, welcomed their first child, daughter Clara Eloise, on April 21. The couple was married …

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Mel Brooks to Play Two-Night Comedy Engagement on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Mel Brooks, award-winning comedy legend of stage and screen, will appear on the Great White Way this spring as part of the recently announced In Residence on Broadway series. The new show…

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Noah Galvin to Join Broadway's Waitress as Ogie by Andy Lefkowitz

Noah Galvin is returning to the Great White Way. The beloved stage-and-screen star, most recently seen off-Broadway in Alice by Heart, will take on the role of Ogie in the hit Broadway musi…

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John Lennon Biopic Nowhere Boy Will Be Adapted into a Stage Production by Andy Lefkowitz

A new stage project based on the 2009 John Lennon biopic Nowhere Boy is in the works from Tony-winning producers Robyn Goodman and Josh Fiedler (Avenue Q), according to Deadline. Brian and D…

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Tracy Letts & Annette Bening Headline a Stirring Revival of All My Sons by Andy Lefkowitz

The highly anticipated new staging of Arthur Miller's seminal drama All My Sons opens at Broadway's American Airlines Theatre on April 22. Jack O'Brien directs the Roundabout Theatre Compan…

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Sunday, April 21, 2019

Nathan Lane, Kristine Nielsen & Julie White Are Bloody Brilliant in Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus by Andy Lefkowitz

Taylor Mac's Broadway-debut play Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus opens at the Booth Theatre on April 21. George C. Wolfe directs the world premiere production, which began preview perform…

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Saturday, April 20, 2019

Dave Malloy's World Premiere Musical Octet Extends Ahead of First Preview at Signature by Andy Lefkowitz

Off-Broadway's Signature Theatre has announced an extension to the highly anticipated new musical Octet. Originally announced to play a limited run through June 9, the world premiere tuner …

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Friday, April 19, 2019

Dave Malloy's World Premiere Musical Octet Extends at Signature Ahead of First Preview by Andy Lefkowitz

Off-Broadway's Signature Theatre has announced an extension to the highly anticipated new musical Octet. Originally announced to play a limited run through June 9, the world premiere tuner …

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Kiss Me, Kate Revival to Receive Original Cast Album by Andy Lefkowitz

Wunderbar! Ghostlight Records has announced that the sumptuous Broadway revival of Kiss Me, Kate will be preserved as an original cast recording. The album will be recorded on April 22, with…

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Hillary and Clinton Will Hold Special Midnight Performance to Benefit the Actors Fund by Andy Lefkowitz

Tony nominee Lucas Hnath's new play Hillary and Clinton will offer up a midnight performance this spring as a benefit for The Actors Fund. The show will be held on Thursday, May 16 at 11:59p…

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Thomas Kail to Direct Ross Golan's Musical The Wrong Man & More Set for MCC Theater's 2019-2020 Season by Andy Lefkowitz

Off-Broadway's MCC Theater has announced the world premiere production of The Wrong Man, a new musical by multi-platinum composer Ross Golan, set to launch the company's 2019-2020 season. To…

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Jake Gyllenhaal & Tom Sturridge Will Return to Broadway in Sea Wall/A Life by Andy Lefkowitz

On the heels of a sold-out premiere run at the Public Theater, Sea Wall/A Life, a pair of monologues about grief, will transfer to Broadway's Hudson Theatre this fall, according to The New Y…

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Thomas Kail to Direct Ross Golan's World Premiere Musical The Wrong Man with MCC Theater by Andy Lefkowitz

Off-Broadway's MCC Theater has announced the world premiere production of The Wrong Man, a new musical by multi-platinum composer Ross Golan, set to launch the company's 2019-2020 season. To…

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Andy Mientus, Declan Bennett & More to Lead European Premiere of The View UpStairs by Andy Lefkowitz

A talent-packed initial slate of stars has been assembled for the upcoming European debut of Max Vernon's celebrated off-Broadway musical The View UpStairs. Jonathan O'Boyle will direct and…

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Laurie Metcalf & John Lithgow Star as a Pair of American Icons in Hillary and Clinton by Andy Lefkowitz

Tony nominee Lucas Hnath's new play Hillary and Clinton opens at Broadway's Golden Theatre on April 18. Tony winner Joe Mantello directs the production, which began previews on March 16. The…

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Christie Brinkley Returns to Chicago on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Christie Brinkley is putting her jazz shoes back on. The veteran model and actress returns to the role of Roxie Hart in Chicago beginning on April 18. Brinkley will stay with the musical for…

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Signature Theatre Extends Sam Shepard's Curse of the Starving Class Ahead of First Preview by Andy Lefkowitz

There's now an additional week to catch the upcoming off-Broadway revival of the drama Curse of the Starving Class by the late Pulitzer-winning playwright Sam Shepard. Originally slated to …

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The Boys in the Band Being Made into a Netflix Movie with Full Broadway Cast by Andy Lefkowitz

Netflix has announced a new film adaptation of Mart Crowley's groundbreaking comic drama The Boys in the Band, with the complete cast of the 2018 Broadway production repeating their work on…

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Nominations Announced for 85th Annual Drama League Awards by Andy Lefkowitz

The Drama League has announced the 2019 Drama League Awards nominees for Outstanding Production of a Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Production of a Musical, Outstanding Rev…

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Jeremy Kushnier Will Return to Footloose in New Role & More 2019 Muny Casting by Andy Lefkowitz

The Muny has announced an exciting group of Broadway stars set to appear in productions as part of its 2019 summer season. The previously announced slate of works will run from June 10 thro…

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Hadestown, Anaïs Mitchell's Thrilling Musical of Greek Mythology, Opens on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Anaïs Mitchell's highly anticipated new musical Hadestown officially opens at Broadway's Walter Kerr Theatre on April 17. Co-conceiver Rachel Chavkin (The Great Comet) directs the producti…

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma! Will Serve as Basis for New TV Series by Andy Lefkowitz

Oklahoma! is headed to the small screen. The iconic Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, which is currently receiving an innovative revival on Broadway, will serve as the inspiration for an or…

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Mike Faist to Bring 'Cool' Factor to Steven Spielberg's West Side Story Film as Riff by Andy Lefkowitz

Mike Faist is bringing his musical-theater talents to the big screen. The Tony-nominated Dear Evan Hansen original has landed the role of Riff in Tony Kushner and Steven Spielberg's upcomin…

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