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Monday, November 21, 2022

Review: ‘& Juliet’ Is A Daffy, Absurdly Joyous Musical Spin on Shakespeare’s Classic by Billy McEntee

Broadway Blog reviews the new Broadway musical '& Juliet,' a silly, immensely enjoyable modern spin on Shakespeare's tale utilizing contemporary pop songs. The post Review: ‘& Juli…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 03:24PM
Friday, November 18, 2022

Jinkx Monsoon & BenDeLaCreme’s ‘The Jinkx & DeLa Holiday Show’ Tours Internationally This Fall by Billy McEntee

You better watch out, you better not cry, because global drag icons and 'RuPaul’s Drag Race' stars, BenDeLaCreme and Jinkx Monsoon, are coming back to town! The post Jinkx Monsoon &am…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 12:12PM
Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Review: Victoria Clark Shines in the Refreshingly Original ‘Kimberly Akimbo’ by Billy McEntee

Clark is the beating heart of this musical; playing a teenager, she never leans into caricature, and her voice is as golden as ever. The post Review: Victoria Clark Shines in the Refreshingl…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 10:48PM

Review: Mike Birbiglia Astounds in ‘The Old Man & The Pool’ by Billy McEntee

The one-act show is optimistic without sacrificing edgy jokes and bright without shying away from Birbiglia’s deeper vulnerabilities. The post Review: Mike Birbiglia Astounds in ‘The Old…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 03:03AM
Tuesday, November 15, 2022

A Sondheim Stocking Stuffer: New Book Offers Insightful Interviews with Legendary Composer by Billy McEntee

"The joy of the theater is that from generation to generation, year to year, the production is alive, because it can be done differently," Sondheim said. The post A Sondheim Stocking Stuffer…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 01:54PM
Monday, November 14, 2022

From ‘Tattooed Lady’ to ‘KPOP,’ Plus A Quick Wedding: Max Vernon Talks a Busy Year by Billy McEntee

The composer/lyricist's new musical The Tattooed Lady is currently receiving its world premiere at Philadelphia Theatre Company through November 20. The post From ‘Tattooed Lady’ to …

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 02:54PM
Thursday, November 10, 2022

Museum of Broadway Will Open Its Doors November 15 by Billy McEntee

The Museum of Broadway, tracing the history of Broadway through the years, will officially open its doors on November 15th.  The post Museum of Broadway Will Open Its Doors November 15 appe…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 09:42AM
Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Previews Have Begun for One-Man ‘A Christmas Carol’ Tour de Force by Billy McEntee

Jefferson Mays plays more than 50 roles, including a potato, in a virtuosic, master class of a performance that must be seen to be believed The post Previews Have Begun for One-Man ‘A Chri…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 09:32AM
Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Strong Performances Aren’t Enough to Save ‘Almost Famous’ by Billy McEntee

While it’s truly thrilling to see new talent emerge onto a Broadway stage, it’s not enough to suffer through the raffs and riffs of 'Almost Famous.' The post Strong Performances Aren’t…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 06:12PM
Thursday, November 3, 2022

‘Kinky Boots’ Will Close After Off-Broadway Return by Billy McEntee

The off-Broadway return of Tony Award-winning musical 'Kinky Boots' will close November 20th, after 32 previews and 102 regular performances. The post ‘Kinky Boots’ Will Close After Of…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 04:42AM
Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Jim Parsons is A Charming ‘Man of No Importance’ at Classic Stage by Billy McEntee

Jim Parsons stars in the Classic Stage Company production of this beguiling musical, set in Ireland and directed by John Doyle. The post Jim Parsons is A Charming ‘Man of No Importance’ …

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 11:18AM
Sunday, October 30, 2022

Katie Brayben is Divine in ‘Tammy Faye’ Musical at Almeida by Billy McEntee

'Tammy Faye' is now playing in London at Almeida Theatre Company with Katie Brayben taking on the titular role of a controversial TV star. The post Katie Brayben is Divine in ‘Tammy Faye…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 07:43PM
Thursday, October 27, 2022

‘The Burnt City,’ Punchdrunk’s Latest, is a Strong Follow-Up to ‘Sleep No More’ by Billy McEntee

The creators behind 'Sleep No More' follow the beats of that successful immersive piece in their latest show, 'The Burnt City,' now in London. The post ‘The Burnt City,’ Punchdrunk’s L…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 09:33PM

Nathan Lane Sets Return to Broadway in Sharr White’s ‘Pictures From Home’ by Billy McEntee

Tony Award winner Nathan Lane will return to Broadway this winter in Pictures From Home, a world premiere new play by Sharr White. The post Nathan Lane Sets Return to Broadway in Sharr Whi…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 08:19AM
Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Just in Time for Halloween, Witches Come to The National Theatre by Billy McEntee

"The Crucible," now at the National Theatre in London, will be broadcast in cinemas via NT Live on January 26 in the UK and March 2 in the US. The post Just in Time for Halloween, Witches Co…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 08:13PM
Monday, October 24, 2022

West End Hit Stage Adaptation of ‘Life Of Pi’ Will Transfer to Broadway by Billy McEntee

The celebrated stage adaption of Yann Martel's beloved novel "Life of Pi" will transfer to Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre this spring. The post West End Hit Stage Adaptation of ‘Lif…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 04:49PM
Friday, October 21, 2022

‘Back to the Future: The Musical’ Will Hit Broadway in 2023 by Billy McEntee

'Back to the Future: The Musical' will arrive on Broadway at the Winter Garden Theatre on June 30, 2023, with an official opening set for August 3. The post ‘Back to the Future: The Musica…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 02:25PM
Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Meet the Cast of ‘& Juliet,’ Starting Previews Oct 28 by Billy McEntee

The cast includes Lorna Courtney, Melanie La Barrie, Ben Jackson Walker, Paulo Szot, Betsy Wolfe, Stark Sands, Justin David Sullivan, and Phillippe Arroyo. The post Meet the Cast of ‘&…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 11:13AM
Monday, October 17, 2022

‘Broadway Blockbusters’ Brings Stars to Carnegie Hall on Nov 18 by Billy McEntee

Nikki Renée Daniels, Jordan Donica, Matt Doyle, and Melissa Errico come to Carnegie Hall on November 18 to share showtune standards. The post ‘Broadway Blockbusters’ Brings Stars to Car…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 01:33PM
Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Theater Buff: Ryan J. Haddad Brings Joyful Life to a 13-Year-Old Queer Diva in “american (tele)visions” by Billy McEntee

Actor and writer Ryan J. Haddad talks with The Broadway Blog about "american (tele)visions," at New York Theatre Workshop through October 16. The post Theater Buff: Ryan J. Haddad Brings Joy…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 08:55PM

Meet The Star of London’s ‘A Single Man’ Adaptation by Billy McEntee

Theo Fraser Steele takes on the titular role in this new adaptation of Charles Isherwood's classic gay novel of longing and identity. The post Meet The Star of London’s ‘A Single Man’ …

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 10:07AM
Monday, October 10, 2022

Discussing Arts Education, Mentorship and ‘Creative Muse’ With Theater Vet Krystal Renée by Billy McEntee

The Broadway Blog spoke to theater veteran Krystal Renée about her time with 'Stomp,' her work with Creative Muse, and the importance of arts education. The post Discussing Arts Education,…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 01:19PM

Transport Group Revives Edward Albee’s ‘A Delicate Balance’ with Asian-American Cast by Billy McEntee

This production is the first Off-Broadway revival of Albee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, as well as the first production to feature a full cast of Asian-American actors.  The post Transp…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 01:19PM
Friday, October 7, 2022

‘Cost of Living’ Reveals the Beating Hearts within Unsung Lives by Billy McEntee

Martyna Majok’s play, now at Manhattan Theatre Club, won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2018 and is groundbreaking in its depiction and casting of disabled people. The post ‘Cost of Liv…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 01:03PM
Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Five Shows You Can’t Miss in London This Fall by Billy McEntee

The Broadway Blog shares five shows you absolutely cannot miss both on and off London's West End this fall, from revivals to brand new musicals. The post Five Shows You Can’t Miss in Londo…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 02:07PM
Monday, October 3, 2022

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Bad Cinderella’ Will Hit Broadway Next Year by Billy McEntee

Andrew Lloyd Webber's new musical 'Bad Cinderella' is headed to Broadway in February, starring newcomer Linedy Genao in the title role. The post Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Bad Cinderella’ …

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 02:55PM
Sunday, October 2, 2022

Full Cast of Off-Broadway’s ‘Merrily We Roll Along’ Announced by Billy McEntee

The cast also now features Krystal Joy Brown as Gussie, Katie Rose Clarke as Beth, Talia Simone Robinson as Meg, and Reg Rogers as Joe. The post Full Cast of Off-Broadway’s ‘Merr…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 03:55PM
Friday, September 30, 2022

Cast Set For Pre-Broadway Tryout of ‘Shucked,’ New Musical Solving the Corn-Undrum Of A Divided America by Billy McEntee

A raft of Broadway veterans will lead the regional tryout of new Broadway-bound musical 'Shucked,' which plays Utah’s Pioneer Theatre Company this fall. The post Cast Set For Pre-Broadway …

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 01:43PM
Thursday, September 29, 2022

Kathleen Chalfant Will Bring ‘Year of Magical Thinking’ to Living Rooms Across New York City by Billy McEntee

Kathleen Chalfant will tour Joan Didion's 'The Year of Magical Thinking' across New York City, performing in living rooms, libraries, and community spaces. The post Kathleen Chalfant Will …

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 03:55PM
Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Imelda Staunton Will Lead ‘Hello, Dolly!’ in West End by Billy McEntee

Hello, Imelda! The Olivier Award-winning actress will return to the West End to take on the titular role in Jerry Herman's musical comedy "Hello, Dolly!" in 2024.  The post Imelda Staunto…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 11:19AM
Monday, September 26, 2022

‘Bridgerton’ Star Jonathan Bailey Will Play Fiyero in ‘Wicked’ Movies by Billy McEntee

Star of theater and television Jonathan Bailey, lead of 'Bridgerton' and West End play 'Cock,' will play Fiyero in the two-part upcoming 'Wicked' movies. The post ‘Bridgerton’ Star Jona…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 05:43PM

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