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Thursday, February 20, 2020

‘The Inheritance’ will end its Broadway run in March by Caitlin Huston

“The Inheritance” is ending its Broadway run on March 15, producers Tom Kirdahy, Sonia Friedman Productions and Hunter Arnold announced Thursday evening.  As of its closing date, the pr…

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Broadway theaters to dim lights for producer Margo Lion by Caitlin Huston

Several Broadway theaters will dim their lights on Feb. 29 to commemorate the life and work of late producer Margo Lion. Lion, the producer behind “Hairspray” and more, died on Jan. 24 a…

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Actors’ Equity releases statement on ‘West Side Story’ by Caitlin Huston

Actors’ Equity released a statement Thursday in response to a report of “West Side Story” company members who may be concerned about safety due to ongoing protests.  Weekly protests h…

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Nik Walker, Matt Manuel join Broadway cast of ‘Ain’t Too Proud’ by Caitlin Huston

Nik Walker will take over the role of Otis Williams and Matt Manuel will take over the role of David Ruffin in “Ain’t Too Proud” on Broadway. The two actors take over for the respectiv…

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Four-time Tony Award winner Zoe Caldwell dies at age 86 by Caitlin Huston

Four-time Tony Award-winning actress Zoe Caldwell passed away Feb. 16, at the age of 86. She died due to complications from Parkison’s disease, her son, Charlie Whitehead, said in a releas…

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Tony Awards sets dates for 2020 events by Caitlin Huston

The Tony Awards has announced the timeline of official events leading up to the ceremony on June 7. After nominations are announced on April 28, the Tony Awards will host a “Meet the Nomin…

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A new ‘Frozen’ comes to Broadway by Caitlin Huston

On Tuesday night, a new version of “Frozen” will be playing Broadway.  In a step rare for the industry, Disney Theatrical Productions has opted to make changes to the musical, which has…

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Sunday, February 16, 2020

‘David Byrne’s American Utopia’ will return to Broadway next season by Caitlin Huston

“David Byrne’s American Utopia” will return to Broadway in September 2020, the show’s producers announced Sunday. The show, which ends its engagement at the Hudson Theatre Sunday, wi…

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‘Jagged Little Pill’ matinee cancelled after pepper spray deployed by Caitlin Huston

The matinee performance of “Jagged Little Pill” was cancelled Saturday after an audience member’s pepper spray went off during the show, according to a press representative for the pro…

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Friday, February 14, 2020

Gus Halper joins Broadway cast of ‘Sing Street’ by Caitlin Huston

Gus Halper will move to Broadway with the cast of “Sing Street.” Halper originated the role of Brendan, the brother of main character, Conor, in the world premiere of “Sing Street” a…

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

Protesters respond to ‘West Side Story’ statement by Caitlin Huston

In response to a statement from “West Side Story” supporting cast member Amar Ramasar, protesters vowed to return louder and in greater numbers than before to speak out against his casti…

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Facing protests, ‘West Side Story’ stands by Amar Ramasar by Caitlin Huston

“West Side Story” doubled down on its employment of cast member Amar Ramasar as the musical continues to face protests outside the theater and backlash against his casting.  The backlas…

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Lindsay Pearce to make Broadway debut as Elphaba by Caitlin Huston

Lindsay Pearce will make her Broadway debut in the role of Elphaba in “Wicked” in late February.  Pearce will assume the role from Hannah Corneau, who plays her final performance on Feb…

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‘Hangmen’ announces complete Broadway casting by Caitlin Huston

“Hangmen” has announced complete casting for its upcoming Broadway run. Newly announced cast members include Jeremy Crutchley as Inspector Fry, Josh Goulding as Hennessy and Ryan Pope as…

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

‘Great Comet’ available for professional licensing by Caitlin Huston

“Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812” is now available for licensing to professional theaters, Concord Theatricals announced Wednesday. The musical, created by Dave Malloy and …

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

‘Six’ announces 60 rush, lottery tickets during previews by Caitlin Huston

“Six” will make 60 rush and digital lottery tickets available for each performance during its preview period.  The initiative, called Sixty Tickets for Six, begins Feb. 13 and lasts unt…

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Sabrina Carpenter to play Cady in ‘Mean Girls’ on Broadway by Caitlin Huston

Sabrina Carpenter, who starred in the television series “Girl Meets World,” will make her Broadway debut as Cady Heron in “Mean Girls.” Carpenter will join the production for a 14-we…

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‘Aladdin’ announces new principal cast members on Broadway by Caitlin Huston

Ainsley Melham, who starred in the original Australian production of “Aladdin,” will take over the title role on Broadway.  Melham, who made his Broadway debut in the role in 2019, will…

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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Disney sets date for Women’s Day on Broadway by Caitlin Huston

Disney will hold its third annual Women’s Day on Broadway on March 10. The event, this year entitled, “The Decade Ahead and How Women Will Shape It,” will be held at the New Amsterdam …

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

‘Girl from the North Country’ announces digital lottery by Caitlin Huston

“Girl from the North Country” will offer a digital lottery as well as rush tickets for each performance of its Broadway run, the show announced Tuesday. Tickets will be available for $3…

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Monday, February 3, 2020

‘Hamilton’ film to be released by Disney in October 2021 by Caitlin Huston

A filmed version of “Hamilton” will be released by Walt Disney Studios in October 2021. The film features a live capture of the Broadway show and was shot at the Richard Rodgers Theatre …

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Friday, January 31, 2020

Spike Lee to direct filmed version of ‘American Utopia’ by Caitlin Huston

Spike Lee will direct a filmed version of “David Byrne’s American Utopia.” The film will be executive produced and financed by Participant, a film production company intended to spur s…

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Disney to launch tour of new ‘Aida’ in 2021 by Caitlin Huston

Disney Theatrical is launching a tour of an updated version of “Aida” in 2021, the organization announced Friday. The revised musical features a new book by David Henry Hwang, who co-aut…

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‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ ‘Hadestown’ casting directors win Artios Awards by Caitlin Huston

The casting directors of “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “Hadestown,” among others, took home prizes at the 35th annual Artios Awards Thursday night.  The Artios Awards are presented by…

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Thursday, January 30, 2020

Tony Awards Administration Committee makes second round of determinations by Caitlin Huston

The Tony Awards Administration Committee met for the second time this season to discuss eligibility of 11 Broadway productions.  The productions discussed were “The Great Society,” “S…

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‘Almost Famous’ posts Broadway audition notice by Caitlin Huston

“Almost Famous” has posted an audition notice for a planned run in fall 2020 at a Broadway theater.  The musical, which features a book by Cameron Crowe and music by Tom Kitt, made its …

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

‘The Notebook’ musical will make its world premiere in Chicago by Caitlin Huston

The musical adaptation of “The Notebook” will have its world premiere at Chicago Shakespeare Theater.  The musical, which is based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks and subsequent film, f…

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

GalaPro tests out smart glasses with live captions on Broadway by Caitlin Huston

GalaPro, the company behind the live caption app for Broadway shows, is now testing out smart glasses with captions in the theater.  The glasses, which GalaPro in launching in partnership w…

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Sunday, January 26, 2020

‘Hadestown’ wins 2020 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album by Caitlin Huston

“Hadestown” has won the 2020 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, the Recording Academy announced Sunday. The Grammy Award winners for “Hadestown” include composer Anaïs Mit…

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Saturday, January 25, 2020

Protesters rally at ‘West Side Story’ against Amar Ramasar casting by Caitlin Huston

A group of protesters gathered outside the Broadway Theatre Friday night to speak out against the casting of Amar Ramasar in the “West Side Story” revival.  Ramasar, who plays Bernardo …

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‘Hairspray’ producer Margo Lion dies at age 75 by Caitlin Huston

Margo Lion, the Tony-Award winning producer of “Hairspray,” died on Friday evening at the age of 75, according to media reports.  Lion, who also brought “Jelly’s Last Jam” and “…

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