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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Reeve Carney, Rebecca Faulkenberry Exit Broadway’s ‘Spiderman’ in September by David Rogers

Reeve Carney, the actor that originated the roles of Spider-Man and Peter Parker in “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark,” will leave the production in September. Producers have launched a nat…

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Ruby Lewis, Brian Justin Crum Lead Touring Cast of ‘We Will Rock You’ by David Rogers

A U.S. national tour of “We Will Rock You” was announced earlier this year, and it has now been announced that Brian Crum, P.J. Griffith, Jacqueline Arnold and Jared Zirilli will star in…

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Bryce Pinkham, Jefferson Mays Cast for Broadway’s ‘A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder’ by David Rogers

Bryce Pinkman and Jefferson Mays will star in the upcoming Broadway production of the new musical, “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder.” Previews will begin October 22 at the Walte…

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Friday, July 26, 2013

Seattle’s ‘Sleepless in Seattle’ Considers Jumping to West End by David Rogers

“Sleepless in Seattle” seems pretty specific to America: its main protagonists hail from two different sides of the country and meet up in New York. But that isn’t stopping producers o…

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Hugh Jackman Brings ‘Back to Broadway’ to Los Angeles October 12 by David Rogers

Hugh Jackman will make his Southern California stage debut later this year with a benefit show in Los Angeles. “Hugh Jackman… One Night Only” is a one-man show to be held October 1…

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Denzel Washington Rumored for Revival of ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ by David Rogers

Denzel Washington will return to Broadway in an upcoming revival of “A Raisin in the Sun.” As rumors that Washington was considering the Broadway return began to circulate this week, dir…

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‘The Jungle Book’ Set to Explore Europe After Chicago Run by David Rogers

New musical “The Jungle Book” is currently playing a trial run in Chicago, where it recently received an extension through August 18. But it seems the production may be headed to interna…

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‘Potted Potter’ Takes Harry Potter Parody On Road in September by David Rogers

“Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience – A Parody by Dan and Jeff” will end it’s Off Broadway run on September 1, but then will waste no time launching a national tour…

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Friday, July 19, 2013

Eastwood Eyes John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen, Michael Lomenda, Vicent Piazza for ‘Jersey Boys’ Film by David Rogers

Rumors of a coming film adaptation of “Jersey Boys” have been circulating for some time now, and now it appears that Broadway actors John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen, Michael Lomenda and V…

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

‘Dreamgirls’ in Atlanta Cancelled as Theatre of the Stars Hits Hard Times by David Rogers

The upcoming Atlanta production of “Dreamgirls” has been cancelled due to the financial struggles of Theater of the Stars (TOTS). The troupe — which has operated for 61-years ̵…

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Idina Menzel’s ‘If/Then’ Hits Broadway’s Richard Rodgers Theatre March 2014 by David Rogers

The new musical “If/Then,” starring Idina Menzel, will come to the Richard Rodgers Theatre next spring. Producers recently announced that the musical will begin previews March 4, 2014, w…

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

‘Soul Doctor’ Begins Broadway Run at Circle in the Square August 15 by David Rogers

“Soul Doctor” is coming to Broadway, and will begin previews at Circle in the Square on July 17. The official opening will follow on August 15. The musical has played engagements in Flor…

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‘Evita’ Tour to Star Carolina Bowman, Josh Young, Sean MacLaughlin by David Rogers

The final performance of the Broadway revival of “Evita” came back at the end of January, but a new national tour is just getting ready to begin. And it has now been revealed that the tr…

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Friday, July 12, 2013

Adam Lambert Joins the Cast of ‘Glee’ for Season Five by David Rogers

There have been rumors floating around for some time that former “American Idol” contestant Adam Lambert would rejoin the show as a judge. Now it turns out Lambert will return to the Fox…

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‘Priscilla Queen of the Desert’ Leaves Vegas Early on July 21 by David Rogers

The national tour of “Priscilla Queen of the Desert” will end its Las Vegas engagement early after playing five weeks at the Venetian Hotel. The touring production began its Vegas run Ju…

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

‘Forever Tango’ with Smirnoff, Chmerkowskiy Extend Broadway Run to August 11 by David Rogers

Karina Smirnoff and Maksim Chmerkovskiy, best known for “Dancing With The Stars,” have extended their run in “Forever Tango” through August 11. The couple, who were previously engage…

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

U.K. ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ Tour to Star Maxwell Caulfield by David Rogers

Maxwell Caulfield will star as R.F. Simpson in the upcoming U.K. tour of “Singin’ in the Rain.” The tour is a production by the Chichester Festival Theatre that just ended a West End r…

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Ashlee Simpson Latest Star to Take on Roxie in Hollywood Bowl’s ‘Chicago’ by David Rogers

Ashlee Simpson will reprise her performance of Roxie in a Hollywood Bowl production of “Chicago.” The production will take place July 26-28, and as previously reported will be directed b…

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Gareth Saxe Dons the Scar Mask Again in Broadway’s ‘Lion King’ by David Rogers

Gareth Saxe will make his return as Scar tonight in the Broadway version of “The Lion King.” Saxe first took on the role in June 2010, and has been performing it off and on since that ti…

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Friday, June 28, 2013

Zach Braff Makes Broadway Debut in ‘Bullets Over Broadway’ by David Rogers

Emmy Award-nominee Zach Braff will make his Broadway debut next year in the upcoming musical adaptation of “Bullets Over Broadway.” The new show will take place at the St. James Theater,…

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Janis Joplin Is Resurrected on Broadway’s Lyceum Theatre Stage October 10 by David Rogers

The concert-as-theater performance “A Night with Janis Joplin” will make its Broadway debut this fall after two-years of generating buzz around the country with a national tour. The prod…

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‘Bridges of Madison County’ Charm Broadway in January with Kelli O’Hara, Steven Pasquale by David Rogers

Kelli O’Hara and Steven Pasquale will star in the upcoming Broadway musical version of “The Bridges of Madison County.” The two are currently starring as an unhappy couple in the O…

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Grisham’s ‘A Time to Kill’ Opens at Broadway’s Golden Theatre October 20 by David Rogers

Rupert Holmes’ stage adaptation of John Grisham’s “A Time to Kill” is coming to Broadway this fall. Producers announced that the play will officially open October 20, after beginning…

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‘Behind the Candelabra’ Producer Wants to Bring Liberace to Broadway by David Rogers

A producer of HBO’s “Behind the Candelabra” is hoping to bring the Liberace story to Broadway. The New York Post is reporting that producer Jerry Weintraub wants to turn the film into …

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

‘After Midnight’ Plays Broadway’s Atkinson Theatre in October by David Rogers

“After Midnight,” the new name of the revue formerly known as the “Cotton Club Parade,” is heading to Broadway. Previews are set to begin October 18 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, w…

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Tupac Musical ‘Holler If Ya Hear Me’ Takes Aim at Broadway by David Rogers

“Holla If Ya Hear Me,” a new musical based on the life of the late rapper Tupac Shakur is hoping for a Broadway debut next season. The musical currently is receiving a five-week workshop…

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‘Motown’ National Tour Launches in Chicago in April 2014 by David Rogers

“Motown: The Musical” will launch a national tour next year in Chicago. The jukebox musical celebrating the life of Motown Records Berry Gordy opened on Broadway this past April, and wil…

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Monday, June 24, 2013

Aaron Sorkin Busy Writing Musical for Broadway Debut by David Rogers

Earlier this year, Academy and Emmy Award-winning writer Aaron Sorkin withdrew his involvement from the Broadway musical “Houdini,” but he now says that he still is working on a new musi…

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Friday, June 21, 2013

Angela Lansbury Makes Broadway Return in ‘The Chalk Garden’ by David Rogers

Late last year it was rumored that Angela Lansbury was considering a return to Broadway in an upcoming revival of “The Chalk Garden,” and now the legendary actress has confirmed those pl…

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

‘Miss Saigon’ Planning Broadway Transfer After West End by David Rogers

Late last year it was reported that Cameron Mackintosh was planning a London revival of “Miss Saigon,” and now it appears that he also will be bringing the production to Broadway. The Ne…

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Maggie Gyllenhaal Goes Off-Broadway with ‘The Village Bike’ by David Rogers

Maggie Gyllenhaal will star in the new Off Broadway play “The Village Bike” next year as part of the MCC Theater’s upcoming 2013-2014 season. The play by Penelope Skinner first premier…

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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