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Friday, December 14, 2018

Brad Oscar, Omar Metwally & More to Guest-Star in Off-Broadway's Nassim by Andy Lefkowitz

Barrow Street Theatricals has announced the latest rotating cast of guest actors for the American premiere of Nassim by celebrated Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour (White Rabbit Red Ra…

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Olivier-Winning Hamilton Star Giles Terera Joins Rachel Chavkin's An American Clock at The Old Vic by Andy Lefkowitz

Giles Terera, the mega-talented actor who took home an Olivier Award for his turn as Aaron Burr in Hamilton, has been cast as Robertson/Moe 3 in the upcoming production of Arthur Miller'…

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Jenni Barber, Jessica Frances Dukes, Manoel Felciano to Lead Signature Revival of By the Way, Meet Vera Stark by Andy Lefkowitz

Off-Broadway's Signature Theatre has announced full casting for the first revival of By the Way, Meet Vera Stark by two-time Pulitzer winner Lynn Nottage. Obie winner Kamilah Forbes will…

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Toronto's Dear Evan Hansen Finds Its Star in Robert Markus by Andy Lefkowitz

Canada's own Robert Markus has been cast in the title role in the Canadian premiere production of the Tony-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen. The previously announced mounting, which…

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Pretty Woman: The Musical to Play First International Production in Germany by Andy Lefkowitz

Mercy! Pretty Woman: The Musical has scheduled its first international production, set to play Hamburg, Germany's Stage Theater an der Elbe in 2019. Previews will begin on September…

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Star-Packed Premiere of To Kill a Mockingbird Opens on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

The highly anticipated new stage adaptation of Harper Lee's Pulitzer-winning novel To Kill a Mockingbird opens at Broadway's Shubert Theatre on December 13. The world premiere produc…

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Full Downtown Cast of Joel Grey's Yiddish-Language Fiddler on the Roof Will Move to Stage 42 by Andy Lefkowitz

Mazel tov! The full slate of stars from the downtown premiere of National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene's acclaimed new Yiddish-language production of Fiddler on the Roof will&nbs…

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Will Roland, Ana Villafañe & More Among Finalists for 9th Annual Clive Barnes Awards by Andy Lefkowitz

The Clive Barnes Foundation has announced the finalists and date for the 9th Annual Clive Barnes Awards. The presentation of the annual awards recognizing excellence in theater and dance wil…

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Rob McClure & Maggie Lakis Welcome Baby Girl Sadie James by Andy Lefkowitz

Congratulations are in order! Tony nominee Rob McClure and his wife, actress Maggie Lakis, have announced the birth of their first child, daughter Sadie James McClure, born on December 9 at …

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Nominate Your Teacher for the Tonys' 2019 Theatre Education Award by Andy Lefkowitz

Submissions are now open for the Tony Awards' 2019 Theatre Education Award! Carnegie Mellon University will once again recognize an exemplary teacher with the special honor, to be presen…

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Additional Week Added to Lynn Nottage's Fabulation, or the Re-Education of Undine at Signature by Andy Lefkowitz

Another weeklong extension has been announced for Fabulation, or the Re-Education of Undine, a new work by two-time Pulitzer winner Lynn Nottage, currently running at off-Broadway's…

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Michelle Williams Exits Once On This Island; Lea Salonga Will Return to Tony-Winning Revival by Andy Lefkowitz

Destiny's Child's Michelle Williams has been advised by her doctors to take a leave of absence from performing, effective immediately. As a result, the star will not continue in the …

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Glenn Close, Bradley Cooper, Darren Criss & More Theater Alums Earn Screen Actors Guild Nominations by Andy Lefkowitz

Nominations are here for the 25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. Among the lucky stars nominated are a group of talented theater stars, including Tony winner Glenn Close and Tony nominee…

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Cher Is Writing Her 'Life Story'; Book to Be Published in 2020 by Andy Lefkowitz

Cher has announced that she is writing her life story, as part of a new book set to be released in 2020. The Oscar winner and recent Kennedy Center Honoree, whose life story is currently unf…

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Ivo van Hove's Network, Starring Bryan Cranston, Extends Broadway Run by Andy Lefkowitz

The acclaimed Broadway transfer of Network, the stage adaptation of Paddy Chayevsky's iconic film, has been extended at the Belasco Theatre through April 28, 2019. Originally slated to r…

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Alvin Epstein, Original Lucky in Broadway's Waiting for Godot, Dies at 93 by Andy Lefkowitz

Alvin Epstein, a multifaceted award-winning actor whose six-decade career on and off Broadway included roles in the works of Samuel Beckett, William Shakespeare and Kurt Weill, die…

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Moonlight Oscar Winner Tarell Alvin McCraney Makes Broadway Playwriting Debut with Choir Boy by Andy Lefkowitz

The 2013 drama Choir Boy by Oscar winner Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight) begins previews of its Broadway transfer on December 12. Trip Cullman (Lobby Hero) directs the production at t…

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Daniel Fish's Immersive Oklahoma! Will Transfer to Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

On the heels of an acclaimed production at Brooklyn's St. Ann's Warehouse, the innovative new staging of Oklahoma! from director Daniel Fish will move to Broadway's Circle in the…

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Daniel 'Rudy' Ruettiger, Inspiration for 1993 Film Rudy, to Lead One-Night Solo Play on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger, the man whose childhood experience as an aspiring football player was turned into the acclaimed 1993 film Rudy, has announced his Broadway debut in the one…

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Some Kind of Wonderful! Chilina Kennedy Will Return to Beautiful: The Carole King Musical by Andy Lefkowitz

Longtime Beautiful star Chilina Kennedy will return to the title role of Broadway's hit Carole King musical on January 3, 2019. Kennedy will succeed current star Abby Mueller, who will e…

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Full Casting Announced for World Premiere Play Marys Seacole with LCT3 by Andy Lefkowitz

Casting is complete for the world premiere staging of Marys Seacole, a new play by Jackie Sibblies Drury (Fairview) appearing as part of Lincoln Center Theater's LCT3 program at the Clai…

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Robert Townsend's The Five Heartbeats in Development as a Broadway Musical by Andy Lefkowitz

The Five Heartbeats could soon be singing and dancing their way to New York. A stage musical adaptation of Robert Townsend's 1991 film The Five Heartbeats, about a fictional Motown-…

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He'll Raise You Up! New York Giants Legend Tiki Barber to Join Kinky Boots as Don by Andy Lefkowitz

Tiki Barber, a former American Football running back who played for the New York Giants for ten seasons, will take over the role of Don in the Tony-winning musical Kinky Boots at the Al Hirs…

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Carol Burnett to Receive Inaugural Golden Globe Award in Her Name by Andy Lefkowitz

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has announced that Tony-winning stage-and-screen icon Carol Burnett will receive the first-ever Golden Globe television special achievement award, nam…

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Christopher Fitzgerald Reprises His Tony-Nominated Turn in Waitress by Andy Lefkowitz

Christopher Fitzgerald, Tony-nominated original cast member of Waitress, returns to the role of Ogie in the Broadway production on December 11. Fitzgerald replaces Alex Wyse, who played his …

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Tony Winner Avenue Q to End Off-Broadway Run at New World Stages in 2019 by Andy Lefkowitz

Everything in life is only for now. Avenue Q, winner of three 2004 Tony Awards including Best Musical, will conclude its off-Broadway transfer at New World Stages on April 28, 2019. This run…

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Katie Rose Clarke & Jesse JP Johnson Return to Wicked on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

A pair of Wicked alums head back into the hit musical at the Gershwin Theatre on December 11. Katie Rose Clarke steps into the role of Glinda, with Jesse JP Johnson taking on the role of Boq…

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Ruben Studdard & Clay Aiken Ring In the Holidays as Their Spectacular Reunion Show Opens on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

It's opening night for Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken! The American Idol alums open their new holiday concert run Ruben & Clay's First Annual Christmas Carol Family Fun …

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Monday, December 10, 2018

Exclusive! Watch Kelli O'Hara, Patrick Wilson & Stephanie J. Block Sing from Brigadoon for a Glorious New Cast Album by Andy Lefkowitz

It's hard to believe that a year has passed since New York City Center toasted Lerner & Loewe's Brigadoon with a luminous 70th-anniversary gala staging of the classic musica…

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Stephanie Torns to Play Monthlong Return Run as Jenna in Broadway's Waitress by Andy Lefkowitz

Waitress understudy Stephanie Torns will return to the role of Jenna full-time beginning on December 11 for a limited run through January 6. Torns will play the role in the interim betw…

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Olivier Nominee Catherine McCormack to Join The Ferryman on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Catherine McCormack, a talented Olivier-nominated actress, will make her Broadway debut as Mary Carney in The Ferryman beginning on December 18. McCormack reprises her London turn in Jez But…

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