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Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Has Starred In Major Film & TV’s Franchises, Yet One Stage Role Haunted Him For Nearly Two Decades – Tony Award Watch Q& by Greg Evans

Suzan-Lori Parks’ acclaimed, Pulitzer Prize-winning play Topdog/Underdog debuted Off Broadway in 2001, so it’s a safe bet that a significant portion of the audience at last fall’s limi…

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Monday, June 5, 2023

Anthony Ramos Says He’ll Play Mozart In Broadway ‘Amadeus’ Revival by Greg Evans

Anthony Ramos, the In the Heights star who’ll soon be seen on the big screen in Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, revealed in a podcast today that he’s signed on to star as Mozart in a B…

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Josh Groban Tony Watch Q&A: How Broadway’s Great Comet Landed On ‘Sweeney Todd’ by Greg Evans

Even longtime fans of singer Josh Groban could be forgiven some degree of surprise upon seeing the multiple-Grammy nominee in his 2016 Broadway debut Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of…

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Friday, June 2, 2023

Tony-Nominated ‘Fat Ham’ Extends Broadway Run by Greg Evans

Fat Ham, James Ijames’ Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy nominated for five Tony Awards, will add one week of performances to its Broadway run, producers announced today. The production, direc…

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Broadway Theater To Be Renamed For Late Roundabout Artistic Director Todd Haimes by Greg Evans

The 104-year-old theater formerly known as the Selwyn – and soon to be formerly known as the American Airlines – will be renamed to honor the late Todd Haimes, the artistic director and …

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Thursday, June 1, 2023

‘Grey House’ Broadway Review: Laurie Metcalf & Tatiana Maslany Confront The Ghosts Of Man-Made Horror by Greg Evans

When it comes to horror, Broadway typically cedes turf to Hollywood, the occasional Martin McDonough play notwithstanding. There have been giant apes, operatic phantoms, and a misguided vamp…

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Alicia Keys Musical ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ Set For Fall Opening At New York’s Public Theater by Greg Evans

The new Alicia Keys musical Hell’s Kitchen will make its world premiere this fall as part of the 2023-24 season of New York’s Public Theater Off Broadway, the Public announced today. Wit…

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Broadway-Bound ‘The Wiz’ Finds Its Lion, Tinman And Scarecrow by Greg Evans

The Broadway-bound revival of The Wiz, which will launch a national tour in Baltimore this fall, has cast Kyle Ramar Freeman (A Strange Loop) as the Lion, Phillip Johnson Richardson (Apple+�…

SOURCE: Deadline at 11:26AM

‘Funny Girl’s Julie Benko To Star In Broadway’s Barry Manilow Musical ‘Harmony’ by Greg Evans

Julie Benko, who has built a devoted following as the Funny Girl understudy and alternate Fanny Brice, will originate her first Broadway role this fall in the new musical Harmony by by Barry…

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Acclaimed ‘Prayer For The French Republic’ Heading To Broadway by Greg Evans

Prayer for the French Republic, Joshua Harmon’s play that was staged in an award-winning Off Broadway production last year, will make its Broadway debut this season. The Manhattan Theatre …

SOURCE: Deadline at 10:27AM

Tyne Daly & Liev Schreiber To Star In Broadway ‘Doubt: A Parable’ Revival by Greg Evans

Tyne Daly and Liev Schreiber will star in a new Broadway production next February of John Patrick Shanley’s Tony Award & Pulitzer Prize-winning play Doubt: A Parable, with direction by…

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Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Broadway Law Firm Nevin Group Joins Klaris Law by Greg Evans

Klaris Law, a boutique media, entertainment, technology, and intellectual property firm based in New York, announced today that Nevin Law Group, a Broadway production law practice, will join…

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‘Once Upon a Mattress’, ‘Jelly’s Last Jam’ & ‘Titanic’ To Get Encores! Treatment; Ephraim Sykes & Jennifer Holliday Set For City by Greg Evans

Following a season that saw its Broadway transfers Into the Woods and Parade score a slew of Tony Award nominations, the New York City Center has announced what’s coming next for its celeb…

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Broadway Box Office At $33M For First Week Of New Season; ‘Lion King’, ‘Hamilton’, ‘Sweeney Todd’, ‘& Juliet’ Among Shows Grossing by Greg Evans

Broadway box office overall held steady last week, even as the recent Tony Award nominations already seemed to lose some of their power to boost ticket sales. Some shows with nominations saw…

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Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Pre-Recorded Tracks In David Byrne’s ‘Here Lies Love’ Pit Broadway Musicians Against Producers by Greg Evans

The use of pre-recorded tracks in the David Byrne-Fatboy Slim musical Here Lies Love is pitting New York City’s musicians’ union against the show’s producers, with the union calling th…

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Robin Wagner Dies: Tony-Winning Broadway Set Designer Of ‘Angels In America’, ‘The Producers’, ‘Dreamgirls’ Was 89 by Greg Evans

Robin Wagner, one of Broadway’s most prolific and celebrated set designers with three Tony Awards and a roster of major credits including Angels in America, Dreamgirls, A Chorus Line, The …

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Friday, May 26, 2023

‘Kimberly Akimbo’ Tony Watch: Star Victoria Clark & Director Jessica Stone On How A Friendship Led To Broadway’s Captivating Musical by Greg Evans

Victoria Clark and Jessica Stone met in 1996 when both were appearing on Broadway in How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying – Clark had originated the revival’s role of Smitty …

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Thursday, May 25, 2023

Kandi Burruss & Todd Tucker Join Producing Team Of Broadway-Bound ‘The Wiz’ Revival by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss and husband/entrepreneur Todd Tucker have joined the producing for the Broadway-bound revival of The Wiz, Deadline has learned. In a …

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Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Broadway Weekly Box Office Up 5% To $33M In Final Week Of 2022-23 Season by Greg Evans

Broadway’s box office was up a bit during the final week of the 2022-23 season, with only a few productions reporting slips from the previous week, including two – Funny Girl and Grey Ho…

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Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Broadway 2022-23 Season Box Office Hits $1.6B; Industry Shows Signs Of Rebound But Continued Lag Behind Pre-Pandemic Highs by Greg Evans

Broadway box office for the 2022-23 season – the first full season since the industry’s return from the Covid closure – reached $1,577,586,897, a big increase over the last two hard-hi…

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Pasadena Playhouse To Receive 2023 Regional Theatre Tony Award by Greg Evans

The Pasadena Playhouse in Pasadena, California, will be the recipient of the 2023 Regional Theatre Tony Award, the Tony administration committee announced today. The award, based on a recomm…

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‘Shucked’ Grows On Broadway: How A Hee Haw Musical Stormed The Tony Nominations, Landed ‘The Voice’ And Became A Citified Hit – Deadline Q&a by Greg Evans

Last night, the Broadway musical Shucked made history of a sort when cast member Alex Newell delivered a red-hot performance of the musical’s barnburner “Independently Owned” on The Vo…

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Monday, May 22, 2023

‘Peter Pan Goes Wrong’ Extends Broadway Run Before Flying To Los Angeles by Greg Evans

Peter Pan Goes Wrong, the latest stage farce from UK’s acclaimed Mischief theater troupe, has extended its run on Broadway for two weeks ahead of a move to Los Angeles in August. The play …

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Neil Meron Joins Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group As Consultant by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: Neil Meron, a force behind bring live events to television including such musicals as Jesus Christ Superstar, Annie and The Sound of Music, has joined Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Lond…

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Friday, May 19, 2023

Broadway’s ‘Leopoldstadt’ And ‘Some Like It Hot’ Take Drama League Awards For Outstanding Play & Musical by Greg Evans

Broadway’s Leopoldstadt and Some Like It Hot took two of the top honors at today’s 2023 Drama League Awards, the former named Best Production of a Play and the latter Best Production of …

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Thursday, May 18, 2023

Broadway To Dim Marquee Lights For Roundabout Theatre’s Todd Haimes by Greg Evans

Broadway will dim its marquee lights on June 1 in remembrance of the late Roundabout Theatre Company artistic director Todd Haimes, who died April 19 at age 66. “Todd Haimes was a force on…

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Lena Hall To Star In Broadway-Aimed Roy Orbison Jukebox Musical From ‘& Juliet’ Writer & Director by Greg Evans

Tony winner Lena Hall is set to star in a new Broadway-aimed musical from the & Juliet writing and directing team and featuring the hit songs of rock & roll pioneer Roy Orbison. In D…

SOURCE: Deadline at 10:48AM
Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Lea Michele Tests Positive For Covid, Out Of ‘Funny Girl’ Until May 23 by Greg Evans

Lea Michele has tested positive for Covid again, and will be out of Broadway’s Funny Girl until Tuesday, May 23, the production announced today. Julie Benko will play the role of Fanny Bri…

SOURCE: Deadline at 05:17PM

‘Sweeney Todd’, ‘Shucked’, ‘Some Like It Hot’ See Box Office Gains After Tony Noms; Britney Spears Musical Begins Preview – Broadway Box by Greg Evans

Tony nominations seem to have given a box office boost to at least some of Broadway’s shows, with Some Like It Hot, Kimberly Akimbo, Parade and Leopoldstadt reporting noticeable bumps for …

SOURCE: Deadline at 03:48PM

Tony-Nominated ‘& Juliet’ And ‘KPOP’ Choreographer Jennifer Weber Signs With UTA by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: Jennifer Weber, the choreographer who recently received Tony Award nominations for her work on & Juliet and KPOP, has signed with UTA for representation in all areas. Weber is…

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‘Some Like It Hot’, ‘Leopoldstadt’ Lead Outer Critics Circle Awards by Greg Evans

The Outer Critics Circle has named Some Like It Hot as the year’s Best New Broadway Musical and Leopoldstadt as Best New Broadway Play, the organization announced today. The Circle, made u…

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