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Friday, June 24, 2022

Jimmy Awards nominees prepare to take on Broadway’s Minskoff Theatre by Caitlin Hornik

The Jimmy Awards are returning to an in-person format for the first time in three years. The 13th annual awards ceremony, as part of the National High School Musical Theater Awards program, …

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‘American Buffalo’ to require masks during final two weeks by Caitlin Hornik

“American Buffalo,” entering the final two weeks of its limited engagement, will continue to require patrons to wear masks. The news comes on the heels of the Broadway League’s announc…

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Thursday, June 23, 2022

‘The Minutes’ announces new casting for final four weeks by Caitlin Hornik

James Vincent Meredith will join the company of “The Minutes” for the production’s final four weeks on Broadway. He succeeds K. Todd Freeman in the role of Mr. Blake beginning June 25.…

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Tony Awards, COVID-19 impact Broadway box office by Caitlin Hornik

The impact of the Tony Awards and COVID-19 were felt at Broadway’s box office last week. For the week ending June 19, Broadway grossed $29,523,307, down about 6% from the previous week. Th…

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Wednesday, June 22, 2022

‘Back to the Future’ teases Broadway run by Caitlin Hornik

A new trailer dropped for the musical adaptation of “Back to the Future,” hinting at a Broadway run in 2023. The video was shared on the musical’s Twitter page along with the caption: …

SOURCE: Broadway News at 03:21PM
Tuesday, June 21, 2022

‘Company’ to end Broadway run in July, will launch North American tour by Caitlin Hornik

“Company” will close on Broadway on July 31, producer Chris Harper announced Tuesday. The Tony Award-winning production will have played 268 regular performances and 32 preview performan…

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Broadway League announces optional mask policy for July by Caitlin Hornik

The Broadway League has announced a new mask policy for the month of July. All 41 theatres are adopting a “mask optional” policy as of July 1. Audience members are encouraged to wear mas…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 03:52PM

Emma Pittman extends as Roxie in ‘Chicago’ on Broadway by Caitlin Hornik

Emma Pittman has extended her run as Roxie in “Chicago” on Broadway while Lana Gordon is out with COVID-19. Bianca Marroquín, who was set to take over for Pittman as Roxie, will instead…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 09:02AM
Friday, June 17, 2022

Broadway’s Ali Stroker revisits her childhood with debut picture book ‘Ali and the Sea Stars’ by Caitlin Hornik

“Everyone has an origin story of how they were brought into the theater and how it changed their lives,” says Ali Stroker, a Tony-winning actress who is encouraging kids and adults alike…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 09:23AM
Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Broadway Advocacy Coalition to hold virtual event on June 20 by Caitlin Hornik

Broadway Advocacy Coalition will hold its second fundraiser, Broadway VS, on June 20, coinciding with the observance of Juneteenth. The fundraiser will be live streamed from New World Stages…

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‘The Devil Wears Prada’ announces cast for pre-Broadway run by Caitlin Hornik

The musical adaptation of the 2003 novel and 2006 film “The Devil Wears Prada” has announced the full cast for its pre-Broadway premiere in Chicago. Joining the previously announced Beth…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 04:48PM

‘Plaza Suite’ breaks Broadway box office record as grosses increase by Caitlin Hornik

Broadway grosses increased and landed back above the $30 million mark last week. For the week ending June 12, Broadway grossed $31,588,947, up about 7% from the previous week. The 31 shows p…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 07:23AM
Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Suzan-Lori Parks’ ‘Topdog/Underdog’ to play Broadway this fall by Caitlin Hornik

Suzan-Lori Parks’ “Topdog/Underdog” will play a 16-week limited-engagement run on Broadway this fall, marking the show’s 20th anniversary. Previews are set to begin Sept. 27 with ope…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 04:04PM
Monday, June 13, 2022

Max Clayton to fill in for Hugh Jackman in Broadway’s ‘The Music Man’ after positive COVID test by Caitlin Hornik

Max Clayton will fill in for Hugh Jackman, who has tested positive for COVID-19, in “The Music Man” beginning June 14. Jackman tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, producer Kate Horto…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 06:58PM
Sunday, June 12, 2022

‘Company,’ ‘A Strange Loop,’ ‘The Lehman Trilogy’ among 2022 Tony Award winners by Caitlin Hornik

“Company” and “The Lehman Trilogy” led the 2022 Tony Awards with five wins each. “A Strange Loop” took home the award for Best Musical. The show also won the award for Best Book.…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 11:07PM
Friday, June 10, 2022

T. Oliver Reid to take over as Hermes in Broadway’s ‘Hadestown’ by Caitlin Hornik

T. Oliver Reid is set to take over as Hermes in “Hadestown” on Broadway starting June 14. He succeeds André De Shields, who played his final performance on May 29. Reid, an original Bro…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 09:58AM

Broadway’s Brooks Atkinson Theatre to be renamed for Lena Horne by Caitlin Hornik

The Brooks Atkinson Theatre is set to be renamed to honor entertainer and civil rights activist Lena Horne, the Nederlander Organization announced Thursday. This marks the first time a Black…

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Thursday, June 9, 2022

Bernadette Peters, Billy Porter among 2022 Tony Awards performers by Caitlin Hornik

Bernadette Peters and Billy Porter are among the performers scheduled to appear at the 2022 Tony Awards. Tony-nominated shows “A Strange Loop,” “Company,” “Girl From the North Coun…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 06:09PM
Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Broadway’s ‘Come From Away’ sets closing date by Caitlin Hornik

“Come From Away” will close on Broadway in October. Junkyard Dog Productions’ Randy Adams, Marleen and Kenny Alhadeff and Sue Frost announced Wednesday that the final performance will …

SOURCE: Broadway News at 09:29PM

Additional casting announced for Broadway transfer of ‘Into the Woods’ by Caitlin Hornik

Additional casting has been announced for the Broadway transfer of “Into the Woods.” Nancy Opel joins the cast as Cinderella’s Stepmother, along with Aymee Garcia as Jack’s Mother an…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 06:20PM

Broadway’s ‘Company,’ ‘Clyde’s’ among Drama Desk winners by Caitlin Hornik

“Company,” “Kimberly Akimbo” and “Clyde’s” are among the 2022 Drama Desk Award winners. The Broadway-bound “Kimberly Akimbo” won Outstanding Musical. The show is expected t…

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Broadway grosses slide as multiple shows close by Caitlin Hornik

With four fewer shows running, Broadway grosses dipped last week. For the week ending June 5, there were 31 shows running that grossed $29,555,352 and played to nearly 81% capacity. Grosses …

SOURCE: Broadway News at 08:17AM
Tuesday, June 7, 2022

‘Tina’ to play final Broadway performance in August by Caitlin Hornik

“Tina” will play its final Broadway performance at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on Aug. 14. At the time of closing, “Tina” will have played 27 preview performances and 482 regular perfo…

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‘Dear Evan Hansen’ to end Broadway run in September by Caitlin Hornik

“Dear Evan Hansen” will play its final Broadway performance on Sept. 18. At the time of closing, the show will have played 1,678 regular performances and 21 preview performances. The sho…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 04:26PM

Tom Stoppard’s ‘Leopoldstadt’ to play Broadway this fall by Caitlin Hornik

Tom Stoppard’s new play “Leopoldstadt” will open on Broadway this fall. Producers Sonia Friedman Productions, Roy Furman and Lorne Michaels announced Tuesday the production will play t…

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Initial Tony Awards lineup announced by Caitlin Hornik

Bernadette Peters, RuPaul and Bowen Yang are among the initial lineup of guests and presenters for the 2022 Tony Awards. Performers scheduled to appear include Danny Burstein, Len Cariou, Je…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 11:01AM
Friday, June 3, 2022

Larissa FastHorse to become first female Native American playwright on Broadway by Caitlin Hornik

Second Stage Theater announced the addition of two new productions for its 2022-2023 season. Rachel Chavkin will direct Larissa FastHorse’s “The Thanksgiving Play,” which is set to ope…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 08:24AM

Texas educator Roshunda Jones-Koumba announced as 2022 Excellence in Theatre Education Tony Award recipient by Caitlin Hornik

Texas drama teacher Roshunda Jones-Koumba has been announced as the recipient of the 2022 Excellence in Theatre Education Award, presented to a K-12 theater educator by the Tony Awards and C…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 06:51AM

‘Almost Famous’ announces Broadway run by Caitlin Hornik

“Almost Famous” will open on Broadway this fall, producers Lia Vollack and Michael Cassel Group announced Thursday. Previews are set to begin on Sept. 13 with an official opening schedul…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 06:25AM
Thursday, June 2, 2022

Maryland tax credit incentive bill passes benefitting national tours and pre-Broadway tryouts by Caitlin Hornik

A new Maryland bill was passed Wednesday, providing a tax credit incentive for producers to launch national tours and pre-Broadway productions in the state. The announcement, made by Ron Leg…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 09:43AM

Jenn Colella to rejoin Broadway’s ‘Come From Away’ by Caitlin Hornik

Jenn Colella is set to rejoin the Broadway company of “Come From Away” for a limited engagement. Colella will return to the role of Beverley/Annette & others from June 21 through Aug…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 09:30AM

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