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Friday, December 13, 2019

Theo James & Jonathan Slinger Complete Prinicipal Cast of West End's City of Angels by Andy Lefkowitz

Hollywood actor Theo James and stage star Jonathan Slinger have signed on to appear in the upcoming West End revival of City of Angels. The previously announced production, which began in 20…

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Dear Evan Hansen's Andrew Barth Feldman Will Attend Harvard University in Fall 2020 by Andy Lefkowitz

From blue stripes to crimson! Andrew Barth Feldman, the 17-year-old breakout star of Broadway's Dear Evan Hansen, announced today that he'll be enrolling as a freshman at Harvard Universi…

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Bio-Musical of 'La Bamba' Rocker Ritchie Valens in the Works; Tony Taccone to Direct by Andy Lefkowitz

A new musical based on the life and music of 1950s rocker Ritchie Valens is in development, producer Brad Garfield has announced. Tony Taccone, a Broadway veteran who recently concluded hi…

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Danny Aiello, Oscar-Nominated Screen Star & Award-Winning Stage Alum, Dies at 86 by Andy Lefkowitz

Danny Aiello, a veteran actor of major motion pictures who made several notable appearances on the New York stage, died on December 12 at a New Jersey medical facility where he was receiving…

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Casting Complete for Off-Broadway's Unsinkable Molly Brown Starring Beth Malone by Andy Lefkowitz

Full casting is here for the upcoming off-Broadway staging of Richard Morris and Meredith Willson's 1960 musical The Unsinkable Molly Brown. The previously announced revival, featuring a rev…

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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Original Annie Cast Members to Remember Martin Charnin with Live Concert of 1977 Christmas TV Special by Andy Lefkowitz

Original cast members of Broadway's Annie will come together on stage next week for a one-night concert staging of the 1977 TV special The Annie Christmas Show. The 9:30pm event, scheduled …

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Katori Hall's World Premiere Comedy The Hot Wing King Extends at Off-Broadway's Signature by Andy Lefkowitz

Signature Theatre has announced a one-week extension to The Hot Wing King, a new comedy by Katori Hall set to make its world premiere with the off-Broadway company this winter. Originally an…

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Donnetta Lavinia Grays' Where We Stand Sets World Premiere with Off-Broadway's WP Theater by Andy Lefkowitz

Playwright and performer Donnetta Lavinia Grays will star in her world premiere play Where We Stand off-Broadway this winter. Tamilla Woodard will direct the production, scheduled to begin p…

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Caroline, or Change Revival Adds Caissie Levy, John Cariani & More to the Cast by Andy Lefkowitz

Additional casting has been annonuced for the upcoming Broadway revival of the Tony-nominated musical Caroline, or Change. The previously announced production, directed by Michael Longhurst,…

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Harry Connick Jr.—A Celebration of Cole Porter Officially Opens on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Two-time Tony nominee Harry Connick Jr.'s new Broadway solo show Harry Connick Jr.—A Celebration of Cole Porter officially opens on December 12 at the Nederlander Theatre. The three-week l…

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Cynthia Erivo & More Stage Stars Nominated for Screen Actors Guild Awards by Andy Lefkowitz

Nominations are here for the 26th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, honoring the best acting work in television and on film. A slew of stage stars fill out the list of nominees for the awar…

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Full Casting Announced for Andrew Lloyd Webber Revue Unmasked at Paper Mill by Andy Lefkowitz

A slew of stage veterans have been selected to debut the Andrew Lloyd Webber revue Unmasked at Paper Mill Playhouse next spring. The previously announced production, directed and choreograph…

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Gizel Jiménez, Kristolyn Lloyd, Manu Narayan & More to Join Mario Cantone in Bliss at 5th Avenue Theatre by Andy Lefkowitz

Casting is complete for the brand-new musical Bliss, slated to make its world premiere at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre this winter. The previously announced tuner, directed by Tony nominee S…

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The Phantom of the Opera Star Ben Crawford Is's Next Vlogger by Andy Lefkowitz

Get ready for a one-of-a-kind look inside Broadway's longest-running musical, The Phantom of the Opera. The hit show's strong-voiced title star Ben Crawford has signed on to lead Broadway.c…

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Richard Easton, Tony-Winning Broadway Veteran, Dies at 86 by Andy Lefkowitz

Richard Easton, a Canadian actor whose two dozen Broadway credits included a Tony-winning turn in an original work by Tom Stoppard, died on December 2, according to The Telegraph. Easton wa…

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Aimie Atkinson & Danny Mac to Star in London Premiere of Pretty Woman: The Musical by Andy Lefkowitz

The London debut staging of Pretty Woman: The Musical has found its romantic leads. Aimie Atkinson and Danny Mac will star as Vivian and Edward in the previously announced West End transfer,…

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Broadway's Company Revival Finalizes Principal Casting; Rashidra Scott to Play Susan by Andy Lefkowitz

Principal casting is complete for the upcoming Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's Company. Stage veteran Rashidra Scott will take on the role of Susan in the new product…

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Freestyle Love Supreme Documentary to Debut at Sundance by Andy Lefkowitz

Sundance Institute has announced the world premiere of We Are Freestyle Love Supreme, a documentary charting the rise of Lin-Manuel Miranda's celebrated improv hip-hop group Freestyle Love S…

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Little Shop of Horrors, with Jonathan Groff, Tammy Blanchard & Christian Borle, to Receive Cast Album by Andy Lefkowitz

Don't feed the plants, but do listen to this album! Ghostlight Records has announced an original cast recording of the new off-Broadway revival of Little Shop of Horrors. The album will be …

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Catherine Brunell Joins Mean Girls, Replaces Company-Bound Jennifer Simard by Andy Lefkowitz

The Tony-nominated musical Mean Girls welcomes stage alum Catherine Brunell to the production on December 11. She takes over the roles of Mrs. Heron/Ms. Norbury/Mrs. George from Tony nomine…

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Jennifer Damiano, Michael Zegen & More to Join Duncan Sheik in His New Musical Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice by Andy Lefkowitz

Casting is complete for Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, a new musical based on the Oscar-nominated 1970 film, set to make its world premiere with off-Broadway's New Group this winter.…

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Public Theater Announces Complete Casting for World Premiere Coal Country by Andy Lefkowitz

Full casting is here for Coal Country, a new play by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen set to make its world premiere at the Public Theater in 2020. The previously announced off-Broadway product…

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Matthew Amendt & Stephanie Berry Nab Title Roles in Classic Stage's Repertory Dracula & Frankenstein by Andy Lefkowitz

Off-Broadway's Classic Stage Company has announced full casting for its upcoming revivals of Bram Stoker's Dracula and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Dracula, adapted by Kate Hamill and direct…

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Noah Galvin Replaces Ari'el Stachel in 50th Anniversary Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Concert by Andy Lefkowitz

Noah Galvin has stepped in to take over the title role in Manhattan Concert Productions' upcoming one-night presentation of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Michael Arden is a…

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My Best Friend's Wedding Musical Sets World Premiere in the U.K.; Alexandra Burke Will Star by Andy Lefkowitz

A fan-favorite '90s film is being made into a stage show. My Best Friend's Wedding The Musical, a new tuner based on the Golden Globe-nominated motion picture, will arrive in the U.K. next y…

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Austin Durant Joins Moulin Rouge! for Six-Week Run as Harold Zidler by Andy Lefkowitz

New York stage alum Austin Durant steps into the role of Harold Zidler in Moulin Rouge! The Musical beginning on December 10. He'll remain with the production for six weeks while original c…

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Something's Coming: Ivo van Hove's New Staging of West Side Story Arrives on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

A new Broadway revival of West Side Story from Tony-winning director Ivo van Hove kicks off performances at the Broadway Theatre on December 10. The production will officially open on Febru…

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Broadway's Hamilton Welcomes Krystal Joy Brown as Eliza by Andy Lefkowitz

Krystal Joy Brown joins the Broadway production of Hamilton on December 10. The strong-voiced stage veteran takes over the leading role of Eliza in Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony-winning musical…

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Monday, December 9, 2019

Beetlejuice Musical Sets Broadway Closing Date; National Tour to Launch in Fall 2021 by Andy Lefkowitz

Beetlejuice, the delightfully ghoulish new stage show based on the hit 1988 film, will end its Broadway run at the Winter Garden Theatre on June 6, 2020. The new tuner began previews on Marc…

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Tony Goldwyn to Fill In for John Benjamin Hickey in The Inheritance by Andy Lefkowitz

Tony Goldwyn will return to Broadway this winter in Matthew Lopez's two-part drama The Inheritance. He will assume the role of Henry Wilcox from Tony winner John Benjamin Hickey for a four-m…

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Saturday, December 7, 2019

The Lightning Thief Cast Recording Receives Deluxe Edition & Karaoke Album by Andy Lefkowitz

Get ready to rock out to your favorite songs from The Lightning Thief. Broadway Records has announced the release of a karaoke album from the fan-favorite Broadway musical, currently availab…

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