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Monday, June 24, 2019

Mark Hamill, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Zachary Quinto Among All-Star Cast To Live-Stream Mueller Report Reading Tonight by Greg Evans

An all-star, live-streamed staged reading of the Mueller Report just might knock down the last excuse standing between you and the 448 doorstop. Beginning tonight at 9 pm ET (6 pm PT), stars…

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Friday, June 21, 2019

‘Be More Chill’ Announces Broadway Closing; Musical Is Latest In Post-Tony Shake-Out by Greg Evans

Be More Chill, the Joe Iconis musical with a road-to-Broadway story nearly as surprising as its sci-fi teen comedy plot, has posted an Aug. 11 closing notice. The musical at the Lyceum Theat…

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer Finalist ‘The Minutes’ Sets Broadway Debut With ‘August: Osage County’ Director by Greg Evans

The Minutes, a 2018 Pulitzer Prize finalist by Tracy Letts, will make its Broadway premiere next February, reuniting the playwright with his August: Osage County director Anna D. Shapiro, p…

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‘Hercules’ Stage Musical Adaptation Finds Its Strongman: Jelani Alladin Among Cast Announced For Shakespeare In The Park Production by Greg Evans

Jelani Alladin, a star of the Broadway musical Frozen, will take on the title role in this summer’s new stage adaptation of Disney’s Hercules, with Roger Bart (Broadway’s The Producers…

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Ian McKellen Announces One-Night, One-Man Broadway Show For Charity by Greg Evans

Ian McKellen has announced a return to Broadway – for charity and one night only. The self-explanatory Ian McKellen On Stage: With Tolkien, Shakespeare, Others …And You!, directed by Sea…

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Broadway’s ‘The Prom’ Announces Closing; Surprise Heart-Tugger Has Date With Netflix & The Road by Greg Evans

The Prom, the gutsy little show that won Broadway’s heart, gave the nation something to talk about over Thanksgiving turkey and is heading for the road and Netflix, will play its last Broa…

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Co-Creation ‘Freestyle Love Supreme’ Announces Broadway Debut by Greg Evans

Freestyle Love Supreme, the hip hop theatrical improv show co-created by Lin-Manuel Miranda in 2004 and staged intermittently since, will make its Broadway debut in September, producers – …

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Monday, June 17, 2019

Broadway Takes $34M In Week 3; ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Re-Breaks House Record, ‘Ain’t Too Proud’ Gets Next To One by Greg Evans

While Gary and Hillary announced their Broadway leave-taking amidst the post-Tonys fallout, a greater number of productions saw their fortunes burnished in the afterglow of the nationwide tr…

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Broadway’s ‘The Notebook’ Producers & Creative Team “Encouraged” By Author Nicholas Sparks’ Statement Of LGBTQ+ Support by Greg Evans

The producers and creative team behind Broadway’s upcoming musical adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ The Notebook say they are “encouraged” by the author’s “strong statement of supp…

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Broadway’s ‘The Prom’ To Take Party On The Road With National Tour by Greg Evans

Broadway’s The Prom has a date with the road: The Tony-nominated musical will launch a first national tour in February 2021 in Providence, Rhode Island. The tour was announced today by pro…

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Debra Messing Heading To Broadway In ‘Birthday Candles’ New York Premiere by Greg Evans

Debra Messing will return to Broadway next year in a spring production of playwright Noah Haidle’s Birthday Candles. The Roundabout Theatre Company production will mark the New York premie…

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Broadway’s ‘Hillary And Clinton’ Starring Laurie Metcalf Announces Closing by Greg Evans

Hillary And Clinton, Lucas Hnath’s Broadway play starring Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow, will plays its final performance on Sunday, June 23, producer Scott Rudin announced today. The cr…

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‘The Notebook’ Author Nicholas Sparks Regrets Failure To Express “Unequivocal” Support In Old Emails Regarding Gay Students by Greg Evans

The Notebook author Nicholas Sparks has released a lengthy, 500-word-plus statement in which he expresses “regret” and apologizes for his words that “have potentially hurt young people…

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Gary Busey To Play God In Off Broadway Musical ‘Only Human’ This Fall by Greg Evans

Gary Busey will play God in new pop-rock musical Only Human opening Off Broadway this fall, producers announced today. The musical, with a book by Jess Carson, music and lyrics by Mike Squil…

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Friday, June 14, 2019

Beatles Tribute Band Rain Cancels Broadway Residence by Greg Evans

Beatles tribute band Rain has canceled its week-long Broadway residence, producers announced today. “The tour of Rain was scheduled to conclude its Summer engagement in Sioux Falls and is …

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Ed Harris To Succeed Jeff Daniels As Atticus Finch In Broadway’s ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’: Report by Greg Evans

Westworld actor Ed Harris will succeed the departing Jeff Daniels in Broadway’s record-breaking To Kill A Mockingbird in November. Though an announcement from producers has not been made, …

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Author Nicholas Sparks Dismisses Anti-Gay Claims As Broadway Readies For ‘The Notebook’ Musical by Greg Evans

For the second time in recent months, real-world controversy has visited the make-believe world of Broadway musicals. Nicholas Sparks, whose 1996 novel The Notebook is being turned into a Br…

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‘American Idol’ Vets Diana DeGarmo And Ace Young Hit Road With ‘First Date’ Musical Tour by Greg Evans

Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young, the real-life couple and American Idol veterans, will star in the national touring production of First Date, the 2013 Broadway musical comedy. The tour and cast …

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Illusionist Derren Brown To Make Broadway Debut With ‘Secret’; J.J. Abrams Is A Producer by Greg Evans

Illusionist and two-time Olivier Award winner Derren Brown is heading to Broadway. Producers J.J. Abrams, Thomas Kail, and Jeffrey Seller announced today that the 2017 sold-out Off Broadway …

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Dave Chappelle Announces Five-Show Broadway Engagement For July by Greg Evans

Dave Chappelle will make his Broadway debut this summer as…Dave Chappelle. The comedian and actor will stage a five-show residency at Broadway’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre July 9-13. Producer…

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

New 42nd Street Nonprofit Names Russell Granet As President & CEO by Greg Evans

Lincoln Center’s Russell Granet has been named the new president and CEO of the New 42nd Street organization, the nonprofit announced today. The hire comes nearly a year after Cora Cahan, …

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Broadway’s ‘Gary: A Sequel To Titus Andronicus’ To Close by Greg Evans

Taylor Mac’s Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus will play its final Broadway performance this Sunday, June 16, becoming the first announced closing in this year’s post-Tony Award shake-o…

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Monday, June 10, 2019

Broadway Box Office Hits Pre-Tony $35M; ‘Network’ Signs Off On Schedule With Bryan Cranston Win & House Records by Greg Evans

The annual post-Tony shake-out of Broadway closings has yet to get underway, but the pre-scheduled departure of Network last week saw the Bryan Cranston starrer set a couple of records on it…

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James Corden Tweets Credit For “James In The Bathroom” Tonys Parody, Calls Joe Iconis Original His Favorite Song Of Season by Greg Evans

UPDATE with George Salazar, Joe Iconis responses James Corden is giving some Be More Chill credit where it’s due. After drawing some online criticism for not tipping off the national Tony …

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Tony Awards Review: No Surprises As James Corden, ‘Hadestown’ & ‘Ferryman’ Show How To Get A Job Done by Greg Evans

There were no big surprises or major upsets tonight at the 73rd Annual Tony Awards, as Hadestown, The Ferryman, Bryan Cranston and Elaine May took the trophies they were meant to take, overt…

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Sunday, June 9, 2019

Deadline’s Tony Awards Live Blog by Greg Evans

The 73rd Annual Tony Awards kick off tonight at 8 p.m. ET, live from Radio City Music Hall in New York, airing on CBS (delayed on the West Coast, 8 p.m. PT). James Corden is the host, with p…

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Friday, June 7, 2019

Tony Award Predictions: ‘Hadestown’? Cranston? ‘Constitution’? Who Will Win – And Who Should by Greg Evans

Call them predictions, opinions or hopes, but here are my thoughts on this year’s Tony Awards races. As usual, the roster of nominees includes a mix of consensus categories (famous last wo…

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Thursday, June 6, 2019

Broadway-Bound ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ Musical Sets Seattle Premiere Date by Greg Evans

The Broadway-bound Mrs. Doubtfire musical that was announced last year will premiere at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre this fall, producer Kevin McCollum announced today, with performances s…

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Choreographer Camille A. Brown Brought The Dance To ‘Choir Boy’ And Representation To Broadway – Tony Watch Q&A by Greg Evans

Nearly 10 million people saw Camille A. Brown’s work one night last year. Let that sink in. On a single evening – Easter Sunday 2018 – Brown’s choreography for NBC’s Jesus Christ S…

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Broadway Musicals Confirmed For Tony Night Performances by Greg Evans

The world outside New York’s theater district will get to see what all the Broadway fuss was about when this season’s musical productions get their moments in the Tony broadcast spotligh…

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Carolee Carmello Set As Betty Buckley Replacement In ‘Hello, Dolly!’ National Tour by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: Carolee Carmello, following up an acclaimed Off Broadway performance in Sweeney Todd, will be playing another musical theater icon, taking over the lead role from the departing Be…

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