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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Lin-Manuel Miranda to direct film version of ‘Tick, Tick…Boom!’ by Caitlin Huston

Lin-Manuel Miranda will direct an upcoming movie adaptation of “Tick, Tick…Boom!” with a screenplay by “Dear Evan Hansen” book writer Steven Levenson. The film …

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

‘The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants’ will get stage treatment by Caitlin Huston

“The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” is being adapted into a stage musical by Blue Spruce Productions. Scott Delman of Blue Spruce Productions has acquired the live theatrical…

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‘Dreamgirls’ posts Broadway casting notice by Caitlin Huston

A casting call for a Broadway production of “Dreamgirls” appeared on industry sites Wednesday. According to a press representative for Sonia Friedman Productions and “Dream…

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‘Springsteen on Broadway’ to air on Netflix in December by Caitlin Huston

“Springsteen on Broadway’ will be filmed for Netflix to appear on the streaming service on Dec. 15, 2018. The Broadway show, currently playing at the Walter Kerr Theatre, is sche…

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

‘School of Rock’ to end its run on Jan. 20, 2019 by Caitlin Huston

“School of Rock” will play its final performance on Broadway on Jan. 20, 2019. At that point, the musical will have played 1,307 performances and 31 previews at the Winter Garde…

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Actors’ Equity hires its own lawyer to investigate ‘Chicago’ harassment by Caitlin Huston

Actors’ Equity has hired a lawyer to conduct its own investigation into claims of harassment at “Chicago” after the death of one of its longtime cast members. The union hir…

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Monday, July 16, 2018

MTI files suit against theater camp over licensing fees by Caitlin Huston

Music Theatre International has filed suit against Theaterpalooza Community Theater Productions Inc. for reportedly failing to pay licensing fees at least 16 musicals. In the suit, MTI claim…

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Loren Lott to temporarily take over role of Ti Moune in ‘Once on This Island’ by Caitlin Huston

Loren Lott will take over the lead role of Ti Moune in “Once on This Island,” while Hailey Kilgore recovers from a foot injury, the producers announced Monday. Lott had been part…

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‘The Boys in the Band’ recoups capitalization by Caitlin Huston

“The Boys in the Band” has recouped its $3.5 million investment after 11 weeks on Broadway, the show’s producers announced Monday. The play, which is produced by David Ston…

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Friday, July 13, 2018

Actors’ Equity votes to rename the Gypsy Robe the Legacy Robe by Caitlin Huston

The Gypsy Robe will now be known as the Legacy Robe after a vote from members of Actors’ Equity. The vote comes after the national council of Actors’ Equity decided to change th…

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‘The Prom’ changes venues to open at the Longacre Theatre by Caitlin Huston

“The Prom” is moving to the Longacre Theatre, rather than the previously announced Cort Theatre. The performance dates will remain the same, with the show beginning previews on O…

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Dylan Baker, Jason Butler Harner and more cast in ‘Bernhardt/Hamlet’ by Caitlin Huston

Dylan Baker and Jason Butler Harner will join Janet McTeer in “Bernhardt/Hamlet” on Broadway this fall. The play, written by Theresa Rebeck and directed by Moritz von Steulpnagel…

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Directed by Ivo van Hove, ‘West Side Story’ will return to Broadway in 2019 by Caitlin Huston

“West Side Story” is coming back to Broadway in December 2019, helmed by Ivo van Hove. The musical, produced by Scott Rudin, will feature new choreography from Anne Teresa De K…

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‘Wicked’ to become the sixth longest-running Broadway show by Caitlin Huston

With its 6,138th performance Thursday night, “Wicked” will become the sixth longest-running Broadway show in history. “Wicked” opened at the Gershwin Theatre on Oct. …

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ will no longer close in August by Caitlin Huston

“The Play That Goes Wrong” announced Wednesday that it will no longer close on Broadway this August. In a reversal from its May announcement, the producers said the play will now…

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Alexandra Billings, John Ellison Conlee and more cast in ‘The Nap’ by Caitlin Huston

Alexandra Billings, John Ellison Conlee and Johanna Day will star in the American premiere of “The Nap” this fall. The play, written by Richard Bean and directed by Daniel Sulliv…

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Jeremy Jordan to star in ‘American Son’ on Broadway this fall by Caitlin Huston

Jeremy Jordan will star in the Broadway premiere of “American Son” alongside Kerry Washington, Steven Pasquale and Eugene Lee. Jordan will play the role of Officer Paul Larkin in…

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‘Chicago’ harassment investigation to take place in next two weeks by Caitlin Huston

Judd Burstein, the independent investigator looking into claims of harassment at “Chicago” after the death of a cast member, plans to finish his investigation in the next two weeks. Burs…

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Monday, July 9, 2018

‘Who’s Holiday’ eyes Broadway after winning legal battle by Caitlin Huston

After winning its latest legal battle, the play “Who’s Holiday!” is eyeing Broadway. A U.S. Court of Appeals ruled in favor of playwright Matthew Lombardo last Friday, agai…

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‘Chicago’ producers investigate harassment claims after cast member dies by Caitlin Huston

The producers of “Chicago” are investigating reports of harassment targeted at a cast member who took his own life last month after being a part of the show’s Broadway revival sinc…

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Sunday, July 8, 2018

‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ to close on Sept. 16 by Caitlin Huston

“SpongeBob SquarePants” will end its run on Sept. 16 due to previously planned renovations at the Palace Theatre, according to the press release. Upon closing, “SpongeBob&#…

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Thursday, July 5, 2018

‘Straight White Men’ recasts leading role for second time by Caitlin Huston

“Straight White Men” has replaced the actor in the role of Ed for the second time in its run. Stephen Payne will replace Denis Arndt in the role, as Arndt has left the production…

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Monday, July 2, 2018

All Broadway theaters will dim lights in memory of choreographer Gillian Lynne by Caitlin Huston

All 41 Broadway theaters will dim their lights Monday night in memory of Dame Gillian Lynne, choreographer for “Cats” and “Phantom of the Opera,” among others. Lynne passed away Sun.…

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Shaina Taub joins creative team of ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ by Caitlin Huston

Shaina Taub has joined Sir Elton John in writing the score for the musical adaptation of “The Devil Wear Prada.” The musical, which is “in development for Broadway,” …

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

‘Straight White Men’ postpones first preview by Caitlin Huston

“Straight White Men” has postponed the date of their first preview by one day to allow additional rehearsal time for a cast member who joined the company earlier this week. The S…

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Will Chase to star with Kelli O’Hara in ‘Kiss Me, Kate’ by Caitlin Huston

Will Chase will star alongside Kelli O’Hara in “Kiss Me, Kate” later this season. Chase, who previously starred alongside O’Hara in a 2016 concert production of the m…

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‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ to open in San Francisco in fall 2019 by Caitlin Huston

“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” will play the Curran theater in San Francisco beginning in the fall of 2019. The play is coming to the Curran Theater as part of a collaborati…

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Glenda Jackson to return to Broadway in ‘King Lear’ by Caitlin Huston

Glenda Jackson will star in the title role of “King Lear” on Broadway this spring. Produced by Scott Rudin at a to-be-announced theater, the play will begin previews March 6, 20…

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Broadway League, casting directors settle lawsuit by Caitlin Huston

The lawsuit filed by the Broadway League against several Broadway casting agencies has been settled and dismissed. According to a court document filed Thursday morning, the action has been d…

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‘Come From Away’ sets West End, Dublin dates by Caitlin Huston

“Come From Away” will play the Abbey Theatre in Dublin this winter before its West End premiere in January. The musical will play Dublin from Dec. 6 to Jan. 19, 2019 and then hea…

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

‘A Bronx Tale’ to close on Broadway Aug. 5 by Caitlin Huston

“A Bronx Tale” will close on Aug. 5, after playing 29 previews and 700 regular performances. The musical, which currently features book writer and actor Chazz Palminteri in a sta…

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