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Thursday, January 26, 2023

‘The Piano Lesson’ to be filmed for Lincoln Center Theatre on Film and Tape Archives by Caitlin Hornik

Producers Brian Anthony Moreland, Sonia Friedman, Tom Kirdahy, Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker have announced that the Jan. 26 performance of “The Piano Lesson” will be filmed for the Linc…

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Robyn Hurder opens up about why ‘A Beautiful Noise’ was ‘completely unexpected’ by Caitlin Hornik

Robyn Hurder is treading the boards once again in, “A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical,” her seventh Broadway show. On the latest episode of “The Broadway Show with Tamsen Fad…

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Wednesday, January 25, 2023

New Louis Armstrong musical eyes Broadway by Caitlin Hornik

“A Wonderful World, A New Musical about the Life and Loves of Louis Armstrong” is set to premiere in New Orleans and then Chicago this fall. The musical will play the Saenger Theatre in …

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Prop piano from Broadway’s ‘Piano Lesson’ to land in Smithsonian museum by Caitlin Hornik

The prop piano at the center of the current Broadway revival of August Wilson’s “The Piano Lesson” will be donated to The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History an…

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Tuesday, January 24, 2023

‘Between Riverside and Crazy’ announces extension by Caitlin Hornik

The Second Stage Theater production of “Between Riverside and Crazy” has announced a one-week extension through Feb. 19. The Broadway production of Stephen Adly Guirgis’ play, directed…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 04:28PM

‘Phantom’ surpasses audience milestone while Broadway’s January box office slump continues by Caitlin Hornik

Last week, “The Phantom of the Opera” welcomed its 20 millionth audience member since opening on Broadway in 1988. The musical was this past week’s highest-grossing production, earning…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 03:49PM
Monday, January 23, 2023

Kids’ Night on Broadway sets 2023 date by Caitlin Hornik

The Broadway League has announced that Kids’ Night on Broadway will return on March 21. Celebrating its 25th year, the annual event allows children 18 and younger the opportunity to see a …

SOURCE: Broadway News at 08:06PM

‘Broadway Backwards’ sets date for 2023 by Caitlin Hornik

The annual concert “Broadway Backwards” will return to the New Amsterdam Theatre on March 13. Produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, “Broadway Backwards” celebrates the LGBTQ…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 07:53PM

‘Room’ to open on Broadway starring Adrienne Warren by Caitlin Hornik

“Room,” a new play with music based on Emma Donoghue’s eponymous novel, will open on Broadway in the spring. The limited run is slated to begin performances on April 3 ahead of an offi…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 09:03AM
Friday, January 20, 2023

‘Collaboration’ and ‘Beautiful Noise’ writer reveals the question he asks when writing about real people by Caitlin Hornik

Writer Anthony McCarten currently has two shows running on Broadway, both of which are about cultural legends. The book writer behind “The Collaboration” and “A Beautiful Noise, The Ne…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 06:00PM

New musical ‘Iraqi Rose,’ to have industry reading by Caitlin Hornik

Band-frontman-turned-Broadway-writer Larry Kirwan has a new musical in development, “Iraqi Rose.” An industry reading, directed by Joe Barros, is set for Jan. 27. Kirwan, who conceived a…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 05:35PM
Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Drag Race champion Jinkx Monsoon puts her trust in her new Broadway production team by Caitlin Hornik

Jinkx Monsoon was dubbed the first-ever “Queen of All Queens” after becoming the only contestant to win two seasons of “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” Now, she’s focused on conquering her …

SOURCE: Broadway News at 11:46PM

‘Funny Girl’ to host Broadway cast album signing event by Caitlin Hornik

Current company members of “Funny Girl,” including Lea Michele and Tovah Feldshuh, will host a cast album signing event on Jan. 20 at the August Wilson Theatre from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. The …

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Five Broadway productions earn GLAAD Media Awards nominations by Caitlin Hornik

Nominees have been announced for the 34th annual GLAAD Media Awards, which highlight LGBTQ representation on stage, screen, film and beyond. “RuPaul’s Drag Race” stars Salina EsTitties…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 11:44AM
Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Broadway’s ‘Some Like It Hot’ to record original cast album by Caitlin Hornik

An original Broadway cast album of the new musical “Some Like It Hot” will be recorded this month, Concord Theatricals Recordings has announced.  The album is set to be released digital…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 10:04PM

‘A Strange Loop’ breaks records in final week while Broadway box office continues to falter by Caitlin Hornik

“A Strange Loop” grossed $955,591 over the course of its final eight performances, marking a 93% increase from the previous week. It was the Tony Award-winning musical’s highest-grossi…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 06:20PM

‘The Collaboration’ announces third extension by Caitlin Hornik

“The Collaboration” has extended for a third time and will now run through Feb. 11 at Manhattan Theatre Club’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Performances began on Nov. 30. A first extens…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 03:09PM
Friday, January 13, 2023

McKenzie Kurtz to join Broadway’s ‘Wicked’ by Caitlin Hornik

McKenzie Kurtz will assume the role of Glinda in “Wicked” on Broadway beginning Feb. 14. She succeeds current cast member Brittney Johnson, who will play her final performance at the Ger…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 03:58PM
Thursday, January 12, 2023

Colton Ryan and Anna Uzele to lead ‘New York, New York’ on Broadway by Caitlin Hornik

Principal casting has been announced for the upcoming Broadway production of “New York, New York.” Colton Ryan and Anna Uzele will take on the lead roles of Jimmy Doyle and Francine Evan…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 04:22PM

A brain aneurysm threatened his life — now Erik Jensen is on Broadway by Caitlin Hornik

Actor and playwright Erik Jensen is making his Broadway debut less than a year after surviving a brain aneurysm. Currently appearing as Bruno Bischofberger in “The Collaboration,” Jensen…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 11:50AM

‘Here Lies Love’ to open on Broadway in 2023 by Caitlin Hornik

“Here Lies Love,” the musical about the rise and fall of former First Lady of the Philippines Imelda Marcos, will open on Broadway this summer. Previews will begin on June 17 ahead of an…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 09:00AM
Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Industry leader Stephanie Ybarra joins Mellon Foundation by Caitlin Hornik

Stephanie Ybarra will step down as artistic director of Baltimore Center Stage to join the Mellon Foundation. Ybarra will assume the newly created position of program officer in arts and cul…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 05:51PM

Barry Grove, executive producer of Manhattan Theatre Club, to step down after 48 years by Caitlin Hornik

Manhattan Theatre Club executive producer Barry Grove will step down at the end of the 2022-2023 season, concluding a 48-year partnership with artistic director Lynne Meadow.  Grove steps a…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 03:45PM

‘1776’ national tour to feature Broadway cast members by Caitlin Hornik

Fresh on the heels of its limited Broadway run at the American Airlines Theatre, “1776” will launch a national tour beginning on Feb. 11 at the Stanley Performing Arts Center in Utica, N…

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‘Beetlejuice’ breaks house record in final week as Broadway box office takes a post-holiday hit by Caitlin Hornik

After its best week since 2019, Broadway’s box office has tumbled.  Many productions that had a nine-performance week leading up to Jan. 1 resumed normal eight-performance schedules, whic…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 12:11AM
Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Broadway advertising and marketing agency SpotCo announces new chief executives by Caitlin Hornik

SpotCo, an advertising, marketing and branding agency in the Broadway space, has announced the addition of two executives to the C-suite level. Callie Goff has been promoted to the new chief…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 06:05PM

New York City Center’s ‘Parade’ will transfer to Broadway by Caitlin Hornik

The New York City Center Encores! production of “Parade” is set to transfer to Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre for a limited-engagement Broadway run. Previews will begin on Feb. 21 ahead of an…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 09:43AM
Monday, January 9, 2023

‘Diana, The Musical’ now available for licensing by Caitlin Hornik

Broadway Licensing has acquired the worldwide stage licensing rights to “Diana, The Musical.” “Diana,” which features a book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro and music and lyrics by David …

SOURCE: Broadway News at 06:14PM

James T. Lane to take over as Billy Flynn in Broadway’s ‘Chicago’ by Caitlin Hornik

“Chicago” alum James T. Lane will rejoin the company in the role of Billy Flynn beginning Jan. 16. He replaces current cast member Ryan Silverman. Lane has appeared in the ensemble of …

SOURCE: Broadway News at 04:19PM
Sunday, January 8, 2023

Theatre Communications Group appoints Kathy Sova and Erin Salvi co-publishers by Caitlin Hornik

Kathy Sova and Erin Salvi have been appointed co-publishers of the Theatre Communications Group’s TCG Books program, an independent trade publisher of dramatic literature. Sova and Salvi w…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 10:57PM
Saturday, January 7, 2023

Tony Award-winning writer Michael R. Jackson steps into his ‘Strange Loop’ by Caitlin Hornik

At the Jan. 7 matinée performance of Broadway’s “A Strange Loop,” Tony Award-winning writer Michael R. Jackson stepped into the lead role of Usher in a special concert version of the …

SOURCE: Broadway News at 06:31PM

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