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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Nik Walker and Matt Manuel Join Ain’t Too Proud by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The Broadway musical sensation Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations will welcome Nik Walker and Matt Manuel to the jukebox hit playing Broadway’s Imperial Theatre. R…

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Changes Come to Disney’s Frozen on Broadway by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Future audiences of the Broadway musical hit Frozen will soon find that the show has undergone some changes since their last visit to the St. James Theatre. Starting February 18, 2020, the r…

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David Byrne’s American Utopia to Return to Broadway by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Having just concluded an acclaimed Broadway run, David Byrne’s American Utopia was a uniquely-sublime entertainment that enjoyed a four-month, 161 performance run on the Great White Way. …

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Friday, February 14, 2020

A Look at Musicals That Feature America’s Presidents by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Presidents’ Day, February 17, is on the horizon. This national holiday is a tribute to and remembrance of the men who have helmed the Executive Branch of our government. Often, these leade…

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How I Learned to Drive Announces Full Company by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The Broadway-bound revival of Paula Vogel’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play How I Learned to Drive, courtesy of Manhattan Theatre Club, will open at Broadway’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on …

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

Mrs. Doubtfire Cast Announced by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The musical comedy Mrs. Doubtfire will begin performances at Broadway’s Stephen Sondheim Theatre on March 9, 2020, with an official opening night scheduled for April 5, 2020. Under the dir…

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Glee Alum Lindsay Pearce to Defy Gravity in Wicked by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Actress Lindsay Pearce first gained international recognition when she achieved second place on the television reality series The Glee Project. Among her competitive songs on the program was…

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Disney Star Sabrina Carpenter Joins Mean Girls by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Multifaceted Disney star Sabrina Carpenter is joining the Broadway production of Mean Girls. Best known for her recurring role on the teen comedy Girl Meets World, Carpenter will make her Br…

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SIX Lottery Announced by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The eagerly anticipated musical SIX is making its way to Broadway this spring, with previews set to begin on Thursday, February 13 toward a March 12, 2020 opening. As performances are poised…

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Friday, February 7, 2020

Musical 13 Being Adapted for Netflix by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The 2008 Broadway musical 13, with a score by Jason Robert Brown (Parade, The Bridges of Madison County) and a book by Dan Elish and Robert Horne, is the latest theatrical piece to be Netfli…

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Broadway in Hollywood: 2020-2021 Season, Moulin Rouge! to Premiere by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The red windmill may have just started turning at Broadway’s Al Hirschfeld Theatre last summer, but Moulin Rouge! The Musical is already promising an exciting life beyond New York City. Th…

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Monday, February 3, 2020

Year Three of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Cast Announced by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The wizards, witches, and the Hogwarts Academy itself continue to cast their spell at the Lyric Theatre as producers of the two-part hit play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child announced the …

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Original Broadway Cast of Hamilton to Reprise Roles on the Big Screen by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The Broadway phenomenon Hamilton, the Tony Award–winning Best Musical of 2016 and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, has become one of the most sought-after tickets in Broadway history. Now the…

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Monday, January 27, 2020

BroadwayHD Announces February Offerings by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

With the dreary weather and cold temperatures upon us, don’t let the gloom of winter get you down. BroadwayHD, the premiere streaming platform for all things theatre, has plenty to brighte…

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Hadestown Wins Grammy for “Best Musical Theater Album” by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

On January 26, 2020, the best and brightest of the music industry were celebrated at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards. The Broadway community is always on the edge of its seat to learn which re…

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Friday, January 24, 2020

Caroline, or Change Announces Complete Cast by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Caroline, or Change, the revival of the 2004 Broadway musical readying to open on Broadway on April 7, 2020, has announced a complete cast. The musical, which will begin preview performances…

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Mean Girls Musical Headed For The Screen by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Mean Girls, the twelve-time Tony-nominated musical, has officially recouped on its capitalization and appears to be headed for the big screen. Producers of the hit musical announced today th…

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

The Karate Kid Will Receive Musical Adaptation for Broadway by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The popular 80s film The Karate Kid hit the screens in 1984, where it became one of the decade’s most beloved films, an inspirational tale about overcoming one’s fears, taking on the bul…

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Broadway Backwards to Return March 16, 2020 by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The annual benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, “Broadway Backwards” is returning for a one-night-only performance. Benefitting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and the Lesb…

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Monday, January 20, 2020

The Iconic Broadway Musical Costumes We Love and Remember by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Clothes make the man — and the woman — as the old adage proclaims. And that is doubly so in the case of theater. Those who act on the stage will tell you that the costumes are the final …

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Casting Complete for LCT’s Flying Over Sunset by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Flying Over Sunset, the new musical set to open this spring courtesy of Lincoln Center Theatre, has announced complete casting for the production. Joining the already announced Carmen Cusack…

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Complete Cast of Plaza Suite Announced by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Neil Simon’s classic comedy Plaza Suite is readying itself for a major Broadway revival starring real-life married couple Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker. As the production inch…

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Slave Play To Be Preserved on Film by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Jeremy O. Harris’s Slave Play has certainly proven to be one of the most talked-about plays of the 2019-2020 Broadway season. Heralded by critics and named on the top-ten lists of 2019 by …

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Frozen Announces New Cast Members by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The Broadway musical adaptation of Disney’s Frozen continues to delight audiences at the St. James Theatre, with the adventures of Anna and Elsa in the wintery world of Arendelle. With the…

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

My Fair Lady To Play Chicago by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

“All I want is a room somewhere” is a lyric from the beloved Broadway musical My Fair Lady. The touring company of the Lincoln Center Theatre production of the Lerner and Loewe classic h…

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Monday, January 13, 2020

Cynthia Nixon to Direct Broadway Bound Last Summer at Bluefish Cove by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

A starry lineup of producers are behind the Broadway premiere of Last Summer at Bluefish Cove, the revolutionary Jane Chambers play that first premiered Off-Broadway in 1980. Harriet Newman …

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Friday, January 10, 2020

Complete Cast of Diana Announced by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

With previews set to begin March 2, 2020 toward a March 31 opening, the Broadway-bound Diana – A True Musical Story is one of the new musicals opening on the Great White Way this season. W…

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Thursday, January 9, 2020

Dharon E. Jones to Replace Ben Cook in West Side Story by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Due to an injury sustained at Sunday evening’s performance of West Side Story, Ben Cook who plays the character of “Riff” will depart the production poised to open on February 20, 2020…

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

TV Sitcom The Nanny In Development as a Broadway Musical by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Fran Drescher charmed and delighted TV audiences from 1993 to 1999 on the long-running sitcom The Nanny, playing a brash cosmetics salesperson who stumbles into a job taking care of the thre…

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Once Upon A One More Time Receives World Premiere in Chicago by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Broadway In Chicago, which has grown to be one of the largest commercial touring homes in the country, has announced that it will host the pre-Broadway world premiere of the new musical Once…

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Sing Street To Transfer to Broadway by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Sing Street, which has received a critically acclaimed, world premiere at the New York Theatre Workshop, is enjoying a sold-out engagement, prompting a move to Broadway this spring. The musi…

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