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Tuesday, February 27, 2024

An Enemy of the People, Starring Jeremy Strong, Michael Imperioli and Victoria Pedretti, Begins Performances by Darryn King

An Enemy of the People, Amy Herzog's new adaptation of the play by Henrik Ibsen, directed by Sam Gold, will have its first Broadway performance at the Circle in the Square Theatre on Februar…

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Monday, February 26, 2024

John Patrick Shanley on ‘Doubt’ Revival and ‘Brooklyn Laundry’ by Darryn King

The playwright discusses the Broadway revival of “Doubt” and his latest, “Brooklyn Laundry.” “People are disagreeing violently with themselves,” he says.

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Alicia Keys Musical Hell’s Kitchen Completes Casting for Broadway by Darryn King

The complete Broadway cast is set for Hell's Kitchen, the new musical scored by and loosely inspired by the young life of the songwriter Alicia Keys. The musical, which premiered at the Publ…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 11:48AM
Saturday, February 24, 2024

Water for Elephants, Starring Grant Gustin and Isabelle McCalla, Begins Performances by Darryn King

Water for Elephants, the new Broadway musical, begins performances at the Imperial Theatre on February 24, with an official opening set for March 21. Based on Sara Gruen's 2006 novel—whic…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 02:32AM
Thursday, February 22, 2024

Alan Cumming Adds Second Night to Studio 54 Solo Show Alan Cumming Is Not Acting His Age by Darryn King

Tony Award winner Alan Cumming will perform his solo show, Alan Cumming Is Not Acting His Age, not once, but twice, on March 11 and March 25, at Studio 54. As previously reported, the show w…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 03:48PM

Spring Preview: Gayle Rankin Is Ready to Play Cabaret’s Sally Bowles, the ‘Female Hamlet of Musical Theater’ by Darryn King

In 2014, the Glasgow-born, Juilliard-trained actress Gayle Rankin made her Broadway debut in Cabaret, playing Fräulein Kost, the accordion-playing prostitute. (She told Broadway.com at the …

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 02:48PM

Spring Preview: With An Enemy of the People, Michael Imperioli Prepares for a Broadway Debut 40 Years in the Making by Darryn King

When it comes to researching his roles, Michael Imperioli doesn’t do things by half measures. To prepare to play a former major league catcher in the TV movie For One More Day, he hung out…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 01:42PM

Spring Preview: Wayne Brady Will Use Your Love for Him Against You in The Wiz by Darryn King

Growing up in Orlando, Florida, Wayne Brady fell in love with Golden-Age movie musical fare along the lines of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Oklahoma! and Singin’ in the Rain. “My gra…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 01:42PM

With An Enemy of the People, Michael Imperioli Prepares for a Broadway Debut 40 Years in the Making by Darryn King

When it comes to researching his roles, Michael Imperioli doesn’t do things by half measures. To prepare to play a former major league catcher in the TV movie For One More Day, he hung out…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 12:36PM

A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical to Close on Broadway by Darryn King

A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical will play its final performance on Broadway at the Broadhurst Theatre on June 30. At the time of its closing, it will have played 35 previews and …

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 10:24AM
Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Feud's Ella Beatty to Replace Elle Fanning in Broadway's Appropriate at the Belasco by Darryn King

Ella Beatty will play the role of the young hippie-minded River in Appropriate when the production transfers to the Belasco Theatre next month. She takes over for Elle Fanning, who exits th…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 10:36AM

The Denim Diaries with A Beautiful Noise’s Amber Ardolino, Episode 4: Happy 500 Shows! by Darryn King

In January, Amber Ardolino donned the blue jeans (and blond wig) to play Marcia Murphey in A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical opposite Nick Fradiani’s Neil Diamond. Now she’s ta…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 10:36AM
Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Vanessa Williams Is Miranda Priestly in Elton John's The Devil Wears Prada in the West End by Darryn King

Tony nominee Vanessa Williams will play Miranda Priestly in Elton John's stage musical adaptation of The Devil Wears Prada in the West End. The show will open on July 9 at Theatre Royal Ply…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 05:18PM

Christian Borle, Krysta Rodriguez and Ephraim Sykes to Star in Bye Bye Birdie at the Kennedy Center by Darryn King

Two-time Tony Award winner Christian Borle, Krysta Rodriguez and Tony nominee Ephraim Sykes will star as Albert, Rosie and Conrad Birdie, respectively, in the classic Charles Strouse-Michael…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 12:48PM

Full Cast Set for Broadway’s The Great Gatsby, Starring Jeremy Jordan and Eva Noblezada by Darryn King

The full cast is set for the Broadway premiere of the new musical The Great Gatsby. As previously announced, the musical will star Tony nominees Jeremy Jordan and Eva Noblezada, reprising th…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 11:42AM
Thursday, February 15, 2024

Obsessed, a New Diane Warren Musical Featuring Taylor Swift's 'Say Don't Go,' Takes Steps Toward Broadway by Darryn King

Obsessed, a new musical about the life of Grammy and Emmy-winning songwriter Diane Warren, set to her biggest hits, has taken its next steps toward Broadway. Press representatives say that…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 03:48PM

Darren Criss Comes to Little Shop of Horrors with Disney Fandom and a Yen for an American Crime Story by Darryn King

“Suddenly Seymour” from Little Shop of Horrors is, of course, one of the great musical ballads. Beginning with feather-light piano and words of reassurance that are nearly sung-spoken, i…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 01:36PM

Suffs Star Jenn Colella and Mo Mullen Welcome Baby Girl by Darryn King

Tony Award nominee Jenn Colella and her wife Mo Mullen have welcomed a new baby girl. Morrison Caroline Colella was born on February 14. “She’s here,” Colella said in an announcement p…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 01:36PM

Peter Pan's National Tour is Flying High With a Version That Anyone Can See Themselves In by Darryn King

When Nolan Almeida was in fourth grade or so, he starred in a production of Peter Pan Jr., playing Michael. “That was the most excited I’ve ever been about a show,” he told The Broadwa…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 10:12AM

How Mean Girls Infiltrated Jonathan Bennett’s Broadway Debut in Spamalot by Darryn King

Jonathan Bennett has a promise for anyone interested in seeing Spamalot on Broadway: You won’t learn a single thing. “We're not here to teach you anything,” he said to Charlie Cooper o…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 10:12AM
Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Need a Date for Valentine’s But Don’t Know How to Woo? Poetically Propose a Night on Broadway to Your Boo by Darryn King and Hayley Levitt

For Valentine’s Day this year, why not give the gift of Broadway? To help you woo your plus one of choice—Valentine, galentine or whomever—Broadway.com offers up five poems tailor-made…

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Liisi LaFontaine, Ciara Renée, Hunter Parrish and Jeannette Bayardelle to Star in Gun & Powder at Paper Mill Playhouse by Darryn King

Initial casting is set for, Gun & Powder, the new musical about 19th-century twin sister outlaws Martha and Mary Clarke. The production will play Paper Mill Playhouse from April 4 thro…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 04:42PM

The Denim Diaries with A Beautiful Noise’s Amber Ardolino, Episode 3: Bend and Snap with Amber by Darryn King

In January, Amber Ardolino donned the blue jeans (and blond wig) to play Marcia Murphey in A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical opposite Nick Fradiani’s Neil Diamond. Now she’s ta…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 02:32PM

Appropriate, Starring Sarah Paulson, Corey Stoll & More, Will Transfer to the Belasco Theatre for Extended Broadway Run by Darryn King

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' ensemble play Appropriate has found a new home. The Broadway production—and most of its original cast—will transfer from Second Stage's Hayes Theater to the Bel…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 09:06AM
Monday, February 12, 2024

Russell Daniels and Elliott Mattox Climb Aboard Titanique by Darryn King

Comedian Russell Daniels and Elliott Mattox are climbing aboard the good ship Titanique. Daniels will reprise the role of Ruth, currently played by Nathan Lee Graham, while Mattox will pla…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 04:32PM

Claws Out! Creative Team Set for Cats: The Jellicle Ball by Darryn King

Cats: The Jellicle Ball, the ballroom-infused take on the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Cats, has its full creative team. The show begins performances at Perelman Performing Arts Center (PAC N…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 04:32PM

The Quietly Bold Racial Diversity of The Notebook on Broadway by Darryn King

The sweeping romantic drama of The Notebook—first a book by Nicholas Sparks, then a tear-jerking film starring Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams—begins with an old man reading to an old w…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 11:02AM

RuPaul’s Drag Race Star Jinkx Monsoon Will Return as “Mama" Morton in Chicago by Darryn King

Jinkx Monsoon, the American drag queen, actor, singer and comedian, will return to Chicago as Matron “Mama” Morton for 20 performances, after making her Broadway debut in the role in 202…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 09:54AM
Sunday, February 11, 2024

The Wicked: Part One Trailer Is Finally Here by Darryn King

The first look trailer for Wicked: Part One, the highly anticipated first part of a two-part movie adaptation of the Broadway musical Wicked, premiered during Super Bowl LVIII on February 11…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 07:42PM
Friday, February 9, 2024

Aaron Tveit and Sutton Foster Take Over the Pie Shop in Broadway's Sweeney Todd by Darryn King

Tony Award winners Aaron Tveit and Sutton Foster take over the lead roles of Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street on February 9 for a limited engag…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 01:06AM

The Summer I Turned Pretty Star Lola Tung and Punk Folk Icon Ani DiFranco Join Hadestown Tonight by Darryn King

On February 9, The Summer I Turned Pretty star Lola Tung and Grammy Award-winning alternative folk icon Ani DiFranco join the cast of Broadway’s Hadestown at the Walter Kerr Theatre. Tung …

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 01:06AM

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2023-2024 BROADWAY SEASON
May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards