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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

‘Hadestown’ leads Outer Critics Circle nominations by Caitlin Huston

“Hadestown” led the Outer Critics Circle nominations Tuesday, with 12 nominations. The Broadway musical was followed by “Tootsie” with 10 nominations and the Broadway revival of “O…

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‘Ink’ announces second extension by Caitlin Huston

Manhattan Theatre Club’s “Ink” has announced a second extension ahead of opening on Wednesday. “Ink,” at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, will now play an extra week to run through …

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Monday, April 22, 2019

Mel Brooks to play two nights on Broadway this June by Caitlin Huston

Mel Brooks is coming to Broadway for two nights in June as part of the “In Residence on Broadway” series. Brooks will star in an unscripted show, entitled “Mel Brooks on Broadway,” f…

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‘Blue,’ directed by Phylicia Rashad, is coming to Broadway by Caitlin Huston

Charles Randolph-Wright’s play “Blue,” is coming to Broadway under the direction of Phylicia Rashad. The play will come to Broadway in spring 2020 at a theater to be announced. Produce…

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‘The Prom’ will be adapted into a young adult novel by Caitlin Huston

Following the news of a Netflix adaptation, “The Prom” has announced it will also be adapted into a young adult novel. Saundra Mitchell, an author of young adult novels , has written the…

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge to bring ‘Sea Wall/A Life’ to Broadway by Caitlin Huston

Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge will reprise their roles in “Sea Wall/A Life,” as the plays transfer to Broadway’s Hudson Theatre this summer. The two plays, which are distinct, but …

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Ryan Murphy will adapt ‘The Boys in the Band’ for Netflix by Caitlin Huston

Ryan Murphy will bring a film adaptation of “The Boys in the Band” to Netflix, the television producer announced Wednesday. The film will be an adaptation of the Mart Crowley play, of wh…

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Drama League announces 2019 nominees by Caitlin Huston

The Drama League announced its 2019 nominees Wednesday, which include off-Broadway and Broadway productions. In addition to category-specific awards, the Drama League, made up of industry pr…

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Sean Cercone acquires Broadway Licensing by Caitlin Huston

Sean Cercone, president of Playscripts Inc., has purchased Broadway Licensing, an imprint of the Playscripts company. With the backing of The Antelope Group, a private live-entertainment inv…

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Monday, April 15, 2019

Alan Wasser, a veteran Broadway general manager, dies at age 70 by Caitlin Huston

Alan Wasser, a veteran Broadway general manager and founder of Foresight Theatrical, passed away on April 14 at the age of 70. Wasser died due to complications from Parkinson’s disease. A…

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‘Fairview’ wins Pulitzer Prize for Drama, with ‘Constitution,’ ‘Dance Nation’ as finalists by Caitlin Huston

“Fairview” by Jackie Sibblies Drury won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, with “What the Constitution Means to Me” by Heidi Schreck and “Dance Nation” by Clare Barron named as f…

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Saturday, April 13, 2019

Laurie Metcalf, Eddie Izzard to star in ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ on Broadway by Caitlin Huston

Laurie Metcalf will return to Broadway next season to star in “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” alongside Eddie Izzard. The revival will be directed by Joe Mantello and will also star …

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Tony Awards committee sets new rules for revivals by Caitlin Huston

The Tony Awards Administration committee set new rules Thursday that could offer authors and composers of revivals a first or second chance at a Tony Award. Effective immediately, the commit…

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Tina Turner Musical to play the Lunt-Fontanne on Broadway by Caitlin Huston

The Tina Turner musical, entitled “Tina — The Tina Turner Musical,” will open at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in the fall, the producers announced Thursday. The musical, which is currentl…

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Ryan Murphy to create film adaptation of ‘The Prom’ by Caitlin Huston

Television producer Ryan Murphy is creating a film adaptation of “The Prom” for Netflix. Murphy, the creator and producer of shows such as “Glee” and “American Horror Story,” wil…

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Monday, April 8, 2019

Criss Angel joins ‘In Residence on Broadway’ series by Caitlin Huston

Illusionist Criss Angel is the latest artist to join the “In Residence on Broadway” series at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. He will play the Lunt-Fontanne for eight performances from July 2…

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Michael Urie returns as host of the Drama Desk Awards by Caitlin Huston

Michael Urie will host the Drama Desk Awards for the fourth consecutive year. The Drama Desk Awards, which recognize Broadway, off-Broadway and off-off-Broadway shows and performers, will ta…

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Where politics meet art in ‘Oklahoma!’ and ‘Jagged Little Pill’ by Caitlin Huston

Eva Price likes her art to be political. It’s not that it has to address politics directly, but rather it has to resonate with what’s going on in the world. With that framework in mind, …

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Monday, April 1, 2019

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ reports advance of more than $22 million by Caitlin Huston

“To Kill a Mockingbird” currently has an advance of more than $22 million, producer Scott Rudin announced Monday. The Aaron Sorkin play has been playing the Shubert Theatre since Nov. 1,…

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‘Latin History for Morons’ to launch a North American tour by Caitlin Huston

John Leguizamo’s one-man play “Latin History for Morons” will launch a North American tour this June. The first stop on the tour will be the Apollo Theater in Harlem on June 20. Other …

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Thursday, March 28, 2019

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ to launch national tour in August 2020 by Caitlin Huston

Aaron Sorkin’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” will embark on a national tour starting in August 2020. The first stop on the tour, which will traveling for more than two years, will be the Joh…

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Second Stage announces 2019-2020 Broadway season by Caitlin Huston

Second Stage has announced three Broadway productions at the Hayes Theater for the 2019-2020 season. The theater will start off its season with the Broadway debut of Tracy Letts’ “Linda …

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How Disney chooses its next Broadway musical by Caitlin Huston

Deciding which Disney property to bring to Broadway is a two-part process: there’s a brief, discerning look at the company’s empire, and then gut instinct takes over. “Alan Menken says…

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Monday, March 25, 2019

Regina Spektor to play Broadway concert by Caitlin Huston

Regina Spektor will appear on Broadway in June as part of the “In Residence on Broadway” series. The singer-songwriter will appear at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on June 20, 21, 22, 25 and…

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Sutton Foster to star alongside Hugh Jackman in ‘The Music Man’ by Caitlin Huston

Sutton Foster will play Marian Paroo opposite Hugh Jackman in “The Music Man.” As previously reported, “The Music Man” will begin performances on Sept. 9, 2020, with an opening night…

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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Bebe Neuwirth and Brandon Victor Dixon to announce Tony nominations by Caitlin Huston

Bebe Neuwirth and Brandon Victor Dixon will announce the 73rd Annual Tony Award Nominations on April 30. The nominations will be aired live at 8:30 a.m. on CBS This Morning and streamed on t…

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

‘Gary’ pushes back opening date by Caitlin Huston

“Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus” has pushed back its opening night date to April 21. The Taylor Mac play was originally set to open on April 11, but previews were postponed after ori…

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

‘Jekyll & Hyde’ musical to be adapted into a film by Caitlin Huston

“Birdman” screenwriter Alexander Dinelaris has written the script for a film adaptation of the “Jekyll & Hyde” musical. Dinelaris, who was also the book writer for the Broadway m…

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James Corden will host the 2019 Tony Awards by Caitlin Huston

James Corden will host the 2019 Tony Awards this June. This is the second time Corden has hosted, after taking on the role in 2016 at the Beacon Theatre. The “Late Late Show” host has tw…

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‘Kiss Me, Kate’ extends through June 30 by Caitlin Huston

“Kiss Me, Kate” will extend an additional four weeks, Roundabout Theatre Company announced Tuesday. The revival, directed by Scott Ellis and choreographed by Warren Carlyle, will now pla…

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‘Frozen’ to bring productions to Australia, London and Germany by Caitlin Huston

“Frozen” has announced three upcoming productions in Australia, London and Germany. The musical will stage sit-down runs at the Capitol Theatre in Sydney in July 2020, at London’s Thea…

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