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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Wicked Welcomes McCormick and Jiminez by Mark A. Robinson

The Broadway production of Wicked is about to welcome two new cast members at the Gershwin Theatre. Broadway veteran Michael McCormick will succeed Kevin Chamberlin in the role of The Wonder…

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

A Fetch New Gretchen Wieners for Mean Girls by Mark A. Robinson

The Broadway production of the musical Mean Girls is getting ready to welcome a new “Gretchen Wieners.” Krystina Alabado will join the show as one of the school-ruling trio of “Plastic…

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Monday, February 11, 2019

Hadestown Announces Complete Cast by Mark A. Robinson

As rehearsals commence today for the eagerly anticipated Broadway berth of Anaïs Mitchell’s Hadestown, producers Mara Isaacs, Dale Franzen, Hunter Arnold, and Tom Kirdahy have announc…

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Friday, February 8, 2019

Come From Away Launches Book by Mark A. Robinson

The hit Broadway musical Come From Away has been touching hearts ever since it opened on Broadway on February 18, 2017, with its inspiring tale of a community who rallied to offer a haven an…

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Adrienne Warren: Broadway’s Tina Turner by Mark A. Robinson

Producers of the forthcoming musical Tina – The Tina Turner Musical have announced who will star in the titular role when the musical opens on Broadway this fall. Tony-nominee Adrienne War…

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Broadway in Hollywood: 2019-2020 Season Revealed by Mark A. Robinson

The Hollywood Pantages has announced that eight Broadway shows will soon make their way to The Hollywood Pantages and Dolby Theatres. Broadway in Hollywood 2019-20 Season will mark the firs…

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Another Hamilton Premiere: Hamilton: The Exhibition by Mark A. Robinson

The Broadway musical sensation Hamilton continues to thrill audiences and invites whole new generations into the world of the Broadway musical and American history. The piece, by Lin-Manuel …

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Monday, January 28, 2019

Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill to Arrive on Broadway this Fall by Mark A. Robinson

It was only a matter of time before it ultimately happened, but now we have the news for sure. Jagged Little Pill, the acclaimed new musical featuring music by seven-time Grammy Award-winner…

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Broadway-Bound Hadestown Announces Cast by Mark A. Robinson

The Broadway-bound production of Hadestown, one of the eagerly-anticipated musicals of the spring, has its principal cast. Starring in the piece written and composed by Anaïs Mitchell, will…

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Japanese Superstar Ryoko Yonekura Returns to Broadway’s Chicago by Mark A. Robinson

For 16 performances only, Japanese Superstar Ryoko Yonekura will return to the Broadway production of Chicago in the role of Roxie Hart. Back by popular demand, Yonekura will dazzle audience…

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Magic Mike to Heat Up the Musical Stage by Mark A. Robinson

Magic Mike The Musical is aiming to heat up the musical stage and producers aren’t afraid to lose their shirts (so to speak). Producers Channing Tatum, Steven Soderbergh, Gregory Jacobs, N…

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

McDonald and Shannon Set for Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune by Mark A. Robinson

Six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald and two-time Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon will share the stage in a Broadway-bound revival of Terrence McNally’s play Frankie and Johnny …

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An Ogie of the Screen and Stage: Eddie Jemison Joins Waitress by Mark A. Robinson

The Broadway production of Waitress has found its new “Ogie”, which it turns out, is an old “Ogie”. Eddie Jemison, who played the character in the 2007 film version of Waitress, will…

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Jason Sherwood: Designer for Rent Live on Fox by Mark A. Robinson

Fox’s live broadcast of the hit musical Rent is coming up, and rehearsals are well under way and designers are working their magic to bring the production to life. As the Sunday, January 2…

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Final Jam for School of Rock by Mark A. Robinson

The Broadway musical School of Rock might be ending its run at the Winter Garden Theatre on January 20, 2019, but that doesn’t mean the show won’t go out with a bang. The Andrew Lloyd We…

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

New Faces For Broadway’s Frozen by Mark A. Robinson

The Disney production of Frozen is about to greet some new faces in the cast of the hit Broadway production. The role of Olaf, the optimistic snowman, will be played by Ryann Redmond, the fi…

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Monday, January 14, 2019

What the Constitution Means to Me to Transfer to Broadway by Mark A. Robinson

Following a celebrated run at the Greenwich House Theatre, an extension of its New York Theatre Workshop premiere, Heidi Schreck’s What the Constitution Means to Me will transfer to Broadw…

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

The Drama Book Shop Saved by Miranda, Kail, Nederlander, and Seller by Mark A. Robinson

The Drama Book Shop, an iconic institution of the New York Theatre District, was about to close its doors for good. Due to escalating rent costs at its 40th Street location, the owners had n…

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Broadway’s The Ferryman Gets a New Cast by Mark A. Robinson

Broadway’s critically acclaimed new play The Ferryman is about to have an influx of new cast members. The play by Jez Butterworth that came to the Great White Way under the direction of Sa…

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Monday, January 7, 2019

Submit Your Nominee for the Excellence in Theatre Education Award by Mark A. Robinson

Do you know a theatre instructor teaching in the Kindergarten to 12th Grade who is going above and beyond to inspire the next generation of theatre artists and audiences? If so, it is time t…

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Thursday, January 3, 2019

Andy Kelso Returns to Kinky Boots by Mark A. Robinson

The Broadway musical Kinky Boots, which is in the final stretch of its run at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, will see the return of actor Andy Kelso in the role of Charlie Price in the long-runn…

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The Notebook Headed for the Musical Stage by Mark A. Robinson

Nicholas Sparks’ popular 1996 novel The Notebook and its subsequent 2004 hit movie are headed for the musical stage. Producers Kevin McCollum and Kurt Deutsch in association with Nich…

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Thursday, December 20, 2018

New Cast for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by Mark A. Robinson

The Tony Award-winning Best Play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts I and II, is preparing a new cast to enter the Broadway production. Producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender …

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Joey McIntyre Returns to Broadway in Waitress by Mark A. Robinson

Pop 80s/90s icon Joey McIntyre, whose rise to stardom came with his membership in the band New Kids on the Block, will be joining the Broadway production of Waitress in the role of Dr. Pomat…

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The King and I Comes to BroadwayHD by Mark A. Robinson

The Lincoln Center Theatre production of The King and I, which opened on Broadway in 2015 and garnered Tony Awards for Kelli O’Hara and Ruthie Ann Miles, then transferred to London’s Wes…

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Adam Pascal Joins Pretty Woman: The Musical by Mark A. Robinson

Tony-nominated Broadway star Adam Pascal will join the production of the Broadway musical Pretty Woman. Pascal, who best remembered for originating the role of “Roger” in the original 19…

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Cuba Gooding Jr. Returns to Chicago by Mark A. Robinson

Academy Award-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr (Jerry Maguire), who played Billy Flynn in the Broadway revival of Chicago from October 6 to November 18 in 2018, will return to the production fo…

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Monday, December 17, 2018

Broadway Cast Albums: The Perfect Holiday Gift by Mark A. Robinson

What’s better than opening a Christmas present and finding a friend or loved one has thoughtfully gifted you with the music of Broadway? This past year has been packed with the releases of…

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Catch It While You Can: Not-to-Be-Missed Shows Departing Broadway by Mark A. Robinson

The end of every year comes with a handful of Broadway plays, musicals, and special events departing the Great White Way, making room for the new. There are many terrific shows that will be …

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Lea Salonga to Return to Once On This Island by Mark A. Robinson

Tony Award winner Lea Salonga (Miss Saigon) will return to the Broadway revival of Once on This Island for the show’s final week of performances. Salonga, who originated the role of the go…

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Oklahoma! to Return to Broadway by Mark A. Robinson

The innovative Bard Summerscape production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic Oklahoma!, that received critical and audience raves during its run at St. Ann’s Warehouse this fall, will…

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