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Friday, February 15, 2019

Warner/Chappell Music signs Stephen Schwartz by Caitlin Huston

Warner/Chappell Music has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz. Led by Kurt Deutsch, the company is the music publishing arm of Warner Music Gr…

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Michael Jackson musical cancels Chicago engagement due to Equity strike by Caitlin Huston

The Michael Jackson musical will no longer premiere in Chicago. The musical, which had planned a world premiere in Chicago from Oct. 29 to Dec. 1, 2019 at the James M. Nederlander Theater, h…

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Monday, February 11, 2019

‘Hadestown’ announces full cast by Caitlin Huston

“Hadestown” has announced casting for the three Fates and the rest of the ensemble. Starring alongside the previously announced Reeve Carney, André De Shields, Amber Gray, E…

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‘Be More Chill’ changes general managers ahead of Broadway previews by Caitlin Huston

Lisa Dozier King has taken over as the general manager of “Be More Chill” as the show prepares for its first Broadway preview on Wednesday.  Dozier King, who was the general manager for…

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Sunday, February 10, 2019

‘The Band’s Visit’ wins Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater album by Caitlin Huston

“The Band’s Visit” won a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, the Recording Academy announced Sunday afternoon. The Tony Award-winning musical was in a category tha…

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Friday, February 8, 2019

Actors’ Equity reaches agreement on lab contract ends strike by Caitlin Huston

Actors’ Equity and the Broadway League have reached an agreement to replace the lab agreement, ending the strike that began 33 days ago. The new agreement includes profit sharing for lab p…

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Rachel Sussman selected as the next T. Fellow by Caitlin Huston

Rachel Sussman has been selected as the next Geraldine Stutz T. Fellow. As a T. Fellow, Sussman will receive a $10,000 stipend, a $20,000 budget to develop a new theatrical production and a…

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Thursday, February 7, 2019

‘Beetlejuice’ confirms cast for Broadway by Caitlin Huston

“Beetlejuice” has confirmed its Broadway cast led by Alex Brightman as Beetlejuice and Sophia Anne Caruso as Lydia. Retaining its principal cast from Washington D.C., the Broadway musica…

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

‘The Height of the Storm’ will transfer to Broadway, starring Jonathan Pryce, Eileen Atkins by Caitlin Huston

Florian Zeller’s play “The Height of the Storm” is coming to Broadway this fall, Manhattan Theatre Club announced Wednesday. The play will star Jonathan Pryce, a two-time Olivier and T…

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Cirque du Soleil acquires production company behind ‘The Illusionists’ by Caitlin Huston

Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group has acquired the production company behind “The Illusionists” magic show franchise. The production company, The Works Entertainment, also own…

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

‘Anastasia’ posts closing notice for March 31 by Caitlin Huston

“Anastasia” is ending its run after two years on Broadway. The musical announced Tuesday that it will play its final show at the Broadhurst Theatre on March 31. “Anastasia&…

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Adrienne Warren to play title role in ‘The Tina Turner Musical’ on Broadway by Caitlin Huston

Adrienne Warren will reprise her role as Tina in “Tina — The Tina Turner Musical” on Broadway. Warren is currently playing the role on the West End and will come with the show …

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Benjamin Walker, Francesca Carpanini, Hampton Fluker join ‘All My Sons’ cast by Caitlin Huston

The revival of Arthur Miller’s “All My Sons” has announced its Broadway company, after a prior casting dispute led to the resignation of its original director. Alongside the previously…

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Monday, February 4, 2019

NBC cancels upcoming production of ‘Hair Live!’ by Caitlin Huston

NBC has pulled its upcoming live musical production of “Hair Live!” “Live musicals are a part of this network’s DNA and we are committed to continuing that tradition with the…

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Ken Davenport acquires stage rights to life story of Harry Belafonte by Caitlin Huston

Producer Ken Davenport has acquired the stage rights to the life story of actor and singer Harry Belafonte. “Harry Belafonte is one of the most influential and respected Americans of the p…

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‘The Band’s Visit’ will close on April 7 by Caitlin Huston

“The Band’s Visit,” last year’s Tony Award winner for Best Musical, has announced a closing date of April 7. After opening on Broadway on Nov. 9, 2017, the musical received positive …

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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Equity principal audition sign-ups rescheduled after website outage by Caitlin Huston

Signups for Equity principal auditions are being rescheduled after a website outage prevented actors from signing up Wednesday. The public-facing Equity website and its member portal crashed…

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Comedy Central executive joins advertising agency AKA by Caitlin Huston

Advertising agency AKA has hired Steve Grimes, a former Comedy Central executive, as its chief digital officer. In the new role, Grimes will oversee the agency’s digital work and lead a te…

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Actors’ Equity starts fund for actors, stage managers as strike continues by Caitlin Huston

Actors’ Equity has approved a fund for members who may lose out on work during the strike against developmental work, according to a letter sent to its members Tuesday. In the letter, Equi…

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‘Dear Evan Hansen’ tour recoups in 12 weeks by Caitlin Huston

The “Dear Evan Hansen” tour has recouped after 12 weeks on tour, producer Stacey Mindich said Tuesday. The tour launched on Sept. 25 in Denver and later broke box office records at the A…

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Monday, January 28, 2019

‘Jagged Little Pill’ announces Broadway run in the fall by Caitlin Huston

“Jagged Little Pill,” a musical featuring the songs of Alanis Morissette, is coming to Broadway this fall. The musical will be directed by Diane Paulus and produced by Vivek J. T…

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Principal cast from London to star in ‘Hadestown’ on Broadway by Caitlin Huston

The Broadway transfer of “Hadestown” will star the principal cast members from London. The musical, written by Anaïs Mitchell, will star Reeve Carney, André De Shields, Amber Gray, Eva…

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Drama Desk Awards set ceremony, nominations dates by Caitlin Huston

The 64th annual Drama Desk Awards will take place on June 2, 2019 at The Town Hall. The awards, which are given to actors and shows on Broadway, off-Broadway and off-off-Broadway, have set a…

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Friday, January 25, 2019

‘Choir Boy’ announces second extension, departure of Jeremy Pope by Caitlin Huston

“Choir Boy” announced a second extension Friday, now bringing its run to a close on March 10. Jeremy Pope, who plays lead, Pharus Young, will leave the production on Feb. 24 to join the …

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ tour announces recoupment by Caitlin Huston

The national tour of “The Play That Goes Wrong” has recouped its investment in 15 weeks. The tour opened in Pittsburgh in September 2018 and has scheduled dates through August 2019.  It…

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Tony Awards committee makes determinations on ‘The Cher Show’ and more by Caitlin Huston

Stephanie J. Block will be eligible in the Tony Awards category of Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in “The Cher Show.” The Tony Awards Administration…

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‘Magic Mike’ musical to premiere in Boston ahead of Broadway run by Caitlin Huston

A musical adaptation of “Magic Mike” will premiere in Boston this fall with plans for a Broadway run. The musical, featuring a score by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey and directed by Trip Cul…

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Audra McDonald, Michael Shannon will star in ‘Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune’ on Broadway by Caitlin Huston

Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon are returning to Broadway this spring in Terrence McNally’s “Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune.” The revival will be directed by Arin Arbus, wh…

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Michael Jackson musical to premiere in Chicago before Broadway by Caitlin Huston

The Michael Jackson musical has revealed its title, “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough,” and a pre-Broadway tryout in Chicago. Produced by the Michael Jackson Estate and Columbia Li…

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Musical adaptation of ‘Mystic Pizza’ in development by Caitlin Huston

A musical stage adaptation of “Mystic Pizza,” featuring the songs of Melissa Etheridge, is in development. The adaptation of the 1988 film will feature a book by Gordon Greenberg, the di…

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New Dramatists selects Nathan Lane to receive distinguished achievement award by Caitlin Huston

New Dramatists has selected Nathan Lane as the recipient of its 2019 Distinguished Achievement Award. The annual award, which will be presented at its 70th Annual Luncheon in May, is given t…

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