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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Vanessa Carlton Takes Over the Role of Carole King in Beautiful on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Vanessa Carlton makes her official Broadway debut on June 27 portraying another music star, Carole King, in the hit bio-musical Beautiful at the Stephen …

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Jessica Vosk & More to Lead World Premiere Musical Becoming Nancy at Alliance Theatre by Andy Lefkowitz

Full casting is set for the highly anticipated new musical Becoming Nancy, slated to make its world premiere this fall at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, GA. The previously announced produc…

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Tom Stoppard's Leopoldstadt to Make World Premiere in London's West End by Andy Lefkowitz

Acclaimed dramatist Tom Stoppard will debut his latest work in London next year. Titled Leopoldstadt, the world premiere play will begin previews on January 25, 2020 and open on February 12 …

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Casting Announced for Immersive Mamma Mia! Dance Party in London by Andy Lefkowitz

Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to sing out with a super fun group of stars. Casting is here for Mamma Mia! The Party, the new site-specific experience set to debut in London this su…

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

King Kong Will End Its Broadway Reign by Andy Lefkowitz

The new musical King Kong has scheduled a closing date of August 18 at the Broadway Theatre. The show began previews on October 5, 2018 and officially opened on November 8. By closing, King…

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The Cher Show Sets Final Performance Date on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

The Cher Show, the flashy new Broadway bio-musical about the life of the Oscar-winning music legend, has scheduled a final performance date of August 18 at the Neil Simon Theatre. The pr…

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The Prom Film to Star Meryl Streep, James Corden, Andrew Rannells & Nicole Kidman by Andy Lefkowitz

It's time to dance! A star-packed cast has been assembled to lead Netflix's upcoming film adaptation of the Tony-nominated musical The Prom. The previously announced movie, produced by Emmy…

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Kent Overshown Completes Cast of Encores! Off-Center's Promenade by Andy Lefkowitz

New York theater alum Kent Overshown will take the stage of City Center next month, co-starring in the Encores! Off-Center staging of Al Carmines and Maria Irene Fornés' 1969 musical Promen…

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Stephen Sondheim Joins Jason Robert Brown & an Epic Group of Broadway Stars for Subculture Benefit by Andy Lefkowitz

Broadway icon Jason Robert Brown and Marc Kaplan of the downtown venue Subculture made Broadway fans' dreams come true on June 24, with a special performance at Town Hall benefiting the gun…

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Judith Ivey to Headline Samuel D. Hunter's World Premiere Greater Clements at Lincoln Center Theater by Andy Lefkowitz

Lincoln Center Theater has announced the world premiere staging of Greater Clements, a new work written by Lortel winner Samuel D. Hunter (The Whale), slated to play the Mitzi E. Newhouse Th…

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Dave Chappelle Adds Second Week to Broadway Comedy Engagement by Andy Lefkowitz

Now there are more chances to check out Dave Chappelle in his upcoming Broadway debut. The comedian and actor has extended his previously announced engagement through July 20 at the Lunt-Fon…

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The Prom Film to Star Meryl Streep, James Corden, Andrew Rannells, Nicole Kidman & Ariana Grande by Andy Lefkowitz

It's time to dance! A star-packed cast has been assembled to lead Netflix's upcoming film adaptation of the Tony-nominated musical The Prom. The previously announced small-screen movie, prod…

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Monday, June 24, 2019

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Star James Snyder Is Broadway.com's Next Vlogger by Andy Lefkowitz

James Snyder, the standout actor currently appearing on Broadway in the title role of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, has signed on to lead Broadway.com's new vlog—"Magic to Do"—star…

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Christian Borle Pens Stage Play Featuring Characters from Marvel Comics by Andy Lefkowitz

Two-time Tony-winning actor Christian Borle is among a talented group of authors participating in the launch of Marvel Spotlight, a collection of stage plays featuring characters from Marve…

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Raúl Esparza, Brandon Uranowitz & More to Star in Stephen Sondheim & John Weidman's Road Show at Encores! Off-Center by Andy Lefkowitz

Casting has been announced for the upcoming Encores! Off-Center staging of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's 2008 musical Road Show. The previously announced production, directed and chore…

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Max Chernin, Jim Stanek & More to Lead New Musical Passing Through at Goodspeed by Andy Lefkowitz

Casting is here for Passing Through, the highly anticipated new musical arriving at Goodspeed's Terris Theatre this summer. Directed by Igor Goldin, choreographed by Marcos Santana and musi…

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Saturday, June 22, 2019

Before Broadway, Girl From the North Country Will Return to London's West End by Andy Lefkowitz

In advance of its recently announced Broadway transfer, the celebrated new musical Girl From the North Country will return home to London's West End for a limited run later this year. Th…

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Friday, June 21, 2019

Billy Porter to Receive Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame by Andy Lefkowitz

This news will raise you up! Tony-winning Kinky Boots original Billy Porter is among the newly selected icons set to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, according to Variety. He w…

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Beth Malone to Star in Unsinkable Molly Brown with Off-Broadway's Transport Group by Andy Lefkowitz

Tony nominee Beth Malone has signed on to headline a revival of Richard Morris and Meredith Willson's musical The Unsinkable Molly Brown as part of the 2019-2020 season of off-Broadway's Tra…

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Girl From the North Country Will Return to London's West End by Andy Lefkowitz

In advance of its recently announced Broadway transfer, the celebrated new musical Girl From the North Country will return home to London's West End for a limited run later this year. Th…

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Be More Chill Sets Broadway Closing Date by Andy Lefkowitz

Be More Chill, the fan-favorite musical by Joe Tracz and 2019 Tony nominee Joe Iconis, has scheduled a final performance date of August 11 at Broadway's Lyceum Theatre. The new tuner began p…

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Richard Kind Joins Kiss Me, Kate as Second Man, Reunites with Mad About You Co-Star John Pankow by Andy Lefkowitz

Roundabout Theatre Company's Tony-nominated revival of Kiss Me, Kate has welcomed Tony-nominated actor Richard Kind to the production for the final week and a half of its run at Studio 54. …

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Broadway Barks 2019 Canceled Due to Construction in Shubert Alley by Andy Lefkowitz

Broadway Barks, the star-studded dog and cat adoption event benefiting New York City animal shelters and rescue groups, will not be happening this summer because of construction in Shubert A…

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Heidi Schreck & Broadway Cast of What the Constitution Means to Me to Reprise Performances at Kennedy Center by Andy Lefkowitz

Heidi Schreck's Tony-nominated, Pulitzer-finalist play What the Constitution Means to Me is headed to our nation's capital. The Kennedy Center has announced a limited run of the acclaimed n…

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Richard Kind Steps into Kiss Me, Kate as Second Man, Reunites with Mad About You Co-Star John Pankow by Andy Lefkowitz

Roundabout Theatre Company's Tony-nominated revival of Kiss Me, Kate has welcomed Tony-nominated actor Richard Kind to the production for the final week and a half of its run at Studio 54. …

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Jelani Alladin to Take On Title Role in Hercules in Central Park by Andy Lefkowitz

Jelani Alladin has been cast in the title role of the highly anticipated Public Works staging of Hercules. The previously announced production will play the Public Theater's outdoor Delacor…

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Jeremy Jordan to Play 1970s Record Exec Neil Bogart in Musical Biopic Spinning Gold by Andy Lefkowitz

Jeremy Jordan has landed a high-profile screen role. The Tony-nominated stage favorite will portray '70s record executive Neil Bogart—the legendary founder of Casablanca Records—in Spin…

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Tracy Letts' The Minutes Back on Track for Broadway; Performances to Begin in 2020 by Andy Lefkowitz

Following a 2017 postponement, Tony and Pulitzer winner Tracy Letts' new play The Minutes will receive its Broadway-premiere staging later this season. Letts' Tony-winning August: Osage …

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Ian McKellen to Bring 80th Birthday Show to Broadway's Hudson Theatre for One Night by Andy Lefkowitz

Ian McKellen and Ambassador Theatre Group Productions have announced the Broadway premiere of Ian McKellen On Stage: With Tolkien, Shakespeare, Others…and You!, set to appear at the Hudso…

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Puffs Will Conclude Run at Off-Broadway's New World Stages by Andy Lefkowitz

The long-running hit comedy Puffs: or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic will play its final performance at off-Broadway's New World Stages on Augus…

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Norbert Leo Butz Cast in New Film Flag Day from Ferryman Scribe Jez Butterworth by Andy Lefkowitz

Two-time Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz is among a newly announced slate of stars set to appear in Flag Day, a new motion picture written by 2019 Tony winner Jez Butterworth (The Ferryman). Os…

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