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Monday, April 22, 2019

Noah Galvin to Join Waitress by Mark A. Robinson

Broadway’s second Evan Hansen and recent cast member of Off-Broadway’s Alice By Heart, Noah Galvin, will be joining the Broadway production of Waitress. He will play the role of Ogie, jo…

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Phylicia Rashad to Direct Randolph-Wright’s Blue for Broadway by Mark A. Robinson

Tony Award-winning actress Phylicia Rashad (A Raisin in the Sun) will make her Broadway directorial debut in the spring of 2020. She will stage a production of Charles Randolph-Wright’s pl…

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Mel Brooks to Play Broadway’s Lunt-Fontanne This June by Mark A. Robinson

The In Residence On Broadway series has announced its latest installment and this one is guaranteed to keep audiences in stitches. Mel Brooks On Broadway will play the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre…

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Friday, April 19, 2019

Sea Wall/A Life to Transfer to Broadway with Gyllenhaal and Sturridge by Mark A. Robinson

This summer the play-pairing Sea Wall/A Life, which just completed a run at The Public Theatre, will transfer to Broadway for a limited engagement. Following the production to Broadway’s H…

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Ryan Murphy to Bring The Boys in the Band to Netflix by Mark A. Robinson

Matt Crowley’s play The Boys in the Band, one of the first cutting-edge American dramas about homosexuality that premiered Off-Broadway in 1968, will be adapted into a film for Netflix. Ry…

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Monday, April 15, 2019

Metcalf and Izzard to Star In Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf by Mark A. Robinson

One of theatre’s most-celebrated plays, Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, is making its way back to Broadway. Starring in the production will be two-time Tony-winner Lauri…

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Sean Hayes in An Act of God Released on Audible by Mark A. Robinson

Audible, the world’s largest producer and provider of downloadable audiobooks and other spoken-word entertainment has announced that the Broadway hit An Act of God will be released on thei…

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Casting Update for In The Heights Film by Mark A. Robinson

Lin-Manuel Miranda is finally letting the cat out of the bag, bit by bit, with some details on the forthcoming In the Heights film. According to Miranda’s Twitter account, In the Heights w…

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Tina: The Tina Turner Musical to Play Broadway’s Lunt-Fontanne by Mark A. Robinson

The musical sensation Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, which is currently wowing audiences in Britain’s West End, will officially make the trek to Broadway and open at the Lunt-Fontanne Thea…

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Ben Platt to Host the 2019 Jimmy Awards by Mark A. Robinson

It’s that time of year again when excellence in high school musical theatre is celebrated with the annual Jimmy Awards ceremony. On Monday, June 24, 2019 at Broadway’s Minskoff Theatre, …

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Monday, April 8, 2019

Vosk To Depart Wicked, Hannah Corneau Makes Broadway Debut by Mark A. Robinson

Jessica Vosk’s well-received tenure with the Broadway production of Wicked is coming to its end. The actress will depart the acclaimed production this May, playing her final performance on…

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Criss Angel To Work His Magic on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne by Mark A. Robinson

Magician and illusionist extraordinaire Criss Angel is headed to Broadway with Criss Angel Raw – The Mindfreak Unplugged. As part of the In Residence on Broadway series produced by Live Na…

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Friday, April 5, 2019

The Cher Show Cast Album Is On Its Way by Mark A. Robinson

The bio musical of iconic pop star Cher is currently lighting up Broadway. The Cher Show, housed at Broadway’s Neil Simon Theatre, features a book Rick Elice, direction by Jason Moore, and…

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Monday, April 1, 2019

Leguizamo’s Latin History for Morons to Launch Tour by Mark A. Robinson

Tony Award winner John Leguizamo, known for his one-man Broadway shows that humorously celebrate his Latin heritage, will be touring the country in his acclaimed Broadway hit Latin History f…

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Thursday, March 28, 2019

Mockingbird to Fly Across the Country by Mark A. Robinson

Producer Scott Rudin announced today that the critically acclaimed stage adaptation of Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird, currently dazzling and inspiring Broadway audiences, will launch …

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Tootsie Announces Digital Lottery by Mark A. Robinson

The forthcoming Broadway musical comedy Tootsie, scheduled to begin preview on March 29, 2019 ahead of an April 23 opening at the Marquis Theatre, has announced its digital lottery and gener…

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Second Stage Theater Announces 2019-2020 Season by Mark A. Robinson

Second Stage Theatre has announced five plays in the docket for its 2019-2020 Season, two of which are world premieres and three of which are slated to play at Broadway’s Hayes Theater. Ca…

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Disney Theatricals to Bring The Princess Bride to the Musical Stage by Mark A. Robinson

An on again/off again stage musical adaptation of the 1973 William Goldman novel and the subsequent 1987 film The Princess Bride appears to be on again and moving forward. Though the prospec…

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Monday, March 25, 2019

Regina Spektor is Headed to Broadway’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre by Mark A. Robinson

Coming on the heels of the announcement that international music sensation Yanni will be performing as part of the In Residence On Broadway Series, we have now learned that world renowned si…

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Sutton Foster Joins The Music Man by Mark A. Robinson

With Hugh Jackman returning to Broadway in the highly-anticipated revival of The Music Man in the fall of 2020, audiences have been speculating as to who would star opposite him in the role …

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Sunday, March 24, 2019

Broadway’s 10 Longest-Running Musicals by Mark A. Robinson

Broadway has had its successes and Broadway has had its flops. Over the years, so many shows have come and gone, but a few have dug their roots deep into the ground and shown real staying po…

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Friday, March 22, 2019

Theater Etiquette: The Dos and Don’ts of Attending Broadway by Mark A. Robinson

What behavior is right and what behavior is wrong when seeing a live piece of theater? For many, theater is a longstanding tradition where certain rules are followed and certain courtesies a…

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Kiss Me, Kate Extends Four Weeks by Mark A. Robinson

The Roundabout Theatre revival of the classic musical comedy Kiss Me, Kate, a limited engagement, has extended its run by four weeks. The production, which recently opened on March 14th, rec…

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Monday, March 18, 2019

Fosse/Verdon: The Dynamic Duo of Broadway by Mark A. Robinson

With the forthcoming miniseries Fosse/Verdon poised to premiere on the FX network in April, Broadway fans are giddy with anticipation for this telling of two of Broadway’s greatest talents…

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Yanni Heads to Broadway’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre by Mark A. Robinson

Live Nation, The Araca Group and EBG (Entertainment Benefits Group) have announced that the forthcoming In Residence On Broadway series will feature Yanni from May 28 through June 2, 2019. …

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Friday, March 15, 2019

Ain’t Too Proud – Headed for The Tonight Show by Mark A. Robinson

Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Time of the Temptations, the forthcoming musical biography about the titular band that enjoyed a parade of hits in the 60s and 70s, is headed for network t…

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Anna D. Shapiro to Direct The Devil Wears Prada by Mark A. Robinson

Tony Award-winning director Anna D. Shapiro has been tapped to direct the forthcoming musical production of The Devil Wears Prada. The new piece, with a book by Paul Rudnick, music by Sir El…

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Britney Spears Inspired Once Upon A One More Time Aiming for Broadway by Mark A. Robinson

James L. Nederlander has announced that a new musical inspired by the music of Grammy-winning pop sensation Britney Spears will have its world premiere in Chicago this fall. Once Upon A One …

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Is TV’s Nashville Coming to Broadway? by Mark A. Robinson

Fans of the popular ABC/CMT series Nashville might be excited to find the show will have a new life on Broadway. The series, which ran on ABC from 2012 to 2016 and CMT from 2016-2018 was can…

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Monday, March 4, 2019

Brinkley Returns to Chicago for Four Week Stint by Mark A. Robinson

The famous “Uptown Girl” will be coming to back to Mid-town! By popular demand, Christie Brinkley will return to the role of Roxie Hart in the long-running Broadway production of Chicago…

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Martin Departs Gary. Nielsen and White Step-In by Mark A. Robinson

In a disappointing turn of events, Andrea Martin has been forced to depart the Broadway production of Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus. Due to an injury sustained during rehearsal that re…

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