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Friday, June 21, 2024

Bridgerton's Jonathan Bailey to Play Richard II in London by Darryn King

Olivier Award winner and Bridgerton star Jonathan Bailey will play Richard II in London. The production of Shakespeare’s play will be directed by Nicholas Hytner. Performances begin at the…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 02:02PM
Thursday, June 20, 2024

Following the Voyage of Encores! Titanic, Episode 3: The Sitzprobe, Composer Maury Yeston and More by Darryn King

In 1997, the musical Titanic, with music and lyrics by Maury Yeston, sailed onto Broadway. Running for 804 performances, it won five Tony Awards, including for Best Musical, Best Score and B…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 06:12PM

Manhattan Theatre Club Announces Three More World Premieres for 2024-25 Season by Darryn King

Manhattan Theatre Club has announced three more world premieres for the off-Broadway stage in its upcoming 2024-25 season. MTC will produce Dakar 2000 written by Pulitzer finalist Rajiv Jose…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 03:02PM

Aaron Tveit and Singer JoJo to Return to Broadway's Moulin Rouge! by Darryn King

Tony Award winner Aaron Tveit and singer Joanna “JoJo” Levesque will return to Broadway’s Moulin Rouge!  Tveit, an original cast member, will reprise his performance as Christian with…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 11:36AM

Life and Trust, From Sleep No More Producers Emursive, Sets Opening Date by Darryn King

Life and Trust, a new immersive-theater production from Emursive (Sleep No More) now in previews, has set its official opening date. Performances began June 17 in the Conwell Tower, also hom…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 11:36AM
Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Tony-Winning Best Musical Revival Merrily We Roll Along Is Being Captured on Film by Darryn King

The Broadway revival of the Stephen Sondheim-George Furth musical Merrily We Roll Along—which recently won the Tony for Best Musical Revival, and stars Tony winners Jonathan Groff and Da…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 06:42PM

Take a Deep Dive Into How S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders Became This Year's Tony-Winning Best Musical by Darryn King

The Outsiders, the new Broadway musical based on the novel by S.E. Hinton and the 1983 film, won the Award for Best Musical at the 77th Annual Tony Awards on June 16. It wasn't a sure thing…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 05:12PM

Tony Awards Viewership Falls for Second Year in a Row by Darryn King

Early viewership figures for the 77th Tony Awards on June 16 are down compared to previous years. The CBS telecast drew 3.51 million viewers—including out-of-home viewers—according to Ni…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 12:42PM
Monday, June 17, 2024

From a Jay-Z Cameo to a Rainy Rumble, 2024 Tony Awards Surprises and Showstoppers by Darryn King and Hayley Levitt

The 77th Annual Tony Awards took place at the David H. Koch Theater at New York's Lincoln Center on June 16. The ceremony had its fair share of stunning highlights and quite a few surprises.…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 06:32PM

The Outsiders Wins Best Musical at the Tony Awards by Darryn King

The Outsiders won the Tony Award for Best Musical at the 77th Annual Tony Awards. The production won a total of four awards throughout the evening, with Danya Taymor winning for Best Direct…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 12:12AM

The Outsiders Wins Best Musical in a Split Tony Year; Read the Complete Winners List! by Darryn King

The 77th Annual Tony Awards were broadcast this evening live from the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center. The ceremony was hosted by Ariana DeBose, with the pre-show, The Tony Awards: …

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 12:12AM
Sunday, June 16, 2024

Two-Time Tony Nominee Andrew Rannells Departs Broadway's Tammy Faye by Darryn King

Two-time Tony nominee Andrew Rannells, who was to star in the Broadway transfer of the Elton John musical Tammy Faye in October, has departed the production. The actor, who was to perform …

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 11:42PM

The 2024 Tony Awards Are Tonight! Winners Updating Live by Darryn King

The 77th Annual Tony Awards are tonight. The ceremony, hosted by Ariana DeBose, begins at 8:00 PM ET and will be broadcast live from the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, airing on th…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 06:36PM

The 2024 Tony Awards Are Tonight by Darryn King

The 77th Annual Tony Awards are tonight. The ceremony, hosted by Ariana DeBose, begins at 8:00 PM ET and will be broadcast live from the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, airing on th…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 03:24PM
Friday, June 14, 2024

Ron Simons, Four-Time Tony-Winning Producer, Dies at 63 by Darryn King

Ron Simons, a four-time Tony-winning actor and producer, died on June 13. His death was confirmed by his production company, SimonSays Entertainment. The cause of death and surviving family …

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 12:02PM

Aaron Lazar Will Release Star-Studded Debut Album, Impossible Dream by Darryn King

The actor and singer Aaron Lazar, whose Broadway credits include roles in The Phantom of the Opera, The Light in the Piazza and Les Misérables, is set to release his debut album, featuring …

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 09:42AM
Thursday, June 13, 2024

The Heart of Rock and Roll Cast Album Is Almost Here by Darryn King

The original Broadway cast recording of The Heart of Rock and Roll, the Huey Lewis and the News-scored musical romcom, will be released on June 14. Featuring musical-theaterized versions of…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 11:48AM

The Outsiders Director Danya Taymor Remembers What It Was Like as a Teenager by Darryn King

Before 2 PM on a Wednesday outside the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, the anticipation is high and the energy is electric. “It’s like 800 high school students,” said The Outsiders' Tony-no…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 10:54AM

Alan Mingo Jr. Whizzes Back to The Wiz on Broadway Tonight by Darryn King

Alan Mingo Jr. will reprise his title performance in The Wiz, joining the featured Broadway cast at the Marquis Theatre on June 13. He replaces Wayne Brady, who played his final performanc…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 12:48AM
Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Robyn Hurder Extends Run as Velma Kelly in Broadway's Chicago by Darryn King

Tony nominee Robyn Hurder has extended her run as nightclub murderess Velma Kelly in Chicago at Broadway's Ambassador Theatre. Originally slated to fill the role until June 16, she will st…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 04:32PM

Nominees for 2024 Jimmy Awards, Student Reporters and Inspiring Teachers Announced by Darryn King

The Broadway League Foundation has announced the nominees who will compete for Best Performance by an Actor and Actress at the 15th annual Jimmy Awards, the yearly showcase of the country's …

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 01:54PM

The Cast of Stereophonic Will Perform at the Tony Awards; Presenters Announced by Darryn King

The cast of the Tony-nominated play Stereophonic will perform at the 77th Annual Tony Awards. They join the casts of Tony Award-nominated musicals and revivals Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club,…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 12:48PM
Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Sleep No More Announces Final Extension... Again by Darryn King

The immersive off-Broadway sensation Sleep No More has yet again announced its final performance date. The show initially announced plans to close in January, after its 5,000th performance,…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 04:06PM

Call Me Cherry with The Outsiders’ Emma Pittman, Episode 8: Gifts From Fans and Messages to Younger Selves by Darryn King

In the new Broadway musical The Outsiders, now playing at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, Emma Pittman plays Cherry Valance, the sensitive, red-headed cheerleader in a world of battle-ready b…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 03:06PM

Tony First-Timers: Appropriate Star Corey Stoll on the Luck of Falling for Theater at an Early Age by Darryn King

Growing up on the Upper West Side in Manhattan, Corey Stoll was seeing theater while he was still, by his own admission, “too young to see theater.” “My dad was a junior high school En…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 01:48PM

Cats: The Jellicle Ball, Starring André De Shields, Extends Off-Broadway Run by Darryn King

Cats: The Jellicle Ball, the drag and ball culture-inspired take on the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, has extended its run. The show, which begins performances at the Perelman Performing Ar…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 12:42PM

Stereophonic and Water for Elephants Lead Drama Desk Award Winners by Darryn King

The winners of the 68th Annual Drama Desk Awards were presented on June 10 at NYU Skirball Center, with Stereophonic winning in seven categories, including Outstanding Play. Water for Elepha…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 11:36AM
Friday, June 7, 2024

Tony-Nominated Lighting Designer Isabella Byrd Is Not Afraid of the Dark by Darryn King

The area in and around Times Square in New York, from West 40th Street to West 54th Street and Sixth Avenue to Eighth Avenue, gave the world two indelible art forms: the modern musical and t…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 10:06AM
Thursday, June 6, 2024

Water for Elephants, Cabaret, Hell's Kitchen and More to Perform at the 2024 Tony Awards by Darryn King

The performers and performances, representing Tony Award-nominated musicals and revivals, have been announced for the 77th Annual Tony Awards. The night will feature performances by the cas…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 02:36PM

Following the Voyage of Encores! Titanic, Episode 2: In Rehearsal with Ramin Karimloo, Bonnie Milligan and More by Darryn King

In 1997, the musical Titanic, with music and lyrics by Maury Yeston, sailed onto Broadway. Running for 804 performances, it won five Tony Awards, including for Best Musical, Best Score and B…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 12:24PM

Hello, I’m Dolly, Based on the Life and Career of Dolly Parton, Eyes Broadway for 2026 by Darryn King

Hello, I’m Dolly, a new musical inspired by the life and career of Dolly Parton and set to her songs, is planned for Broadway in 2026. Parton made the announcement onstage at the CMA Fest …

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 12:24PM

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