All stories by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct on BroadwayStars

Monday, September 16, 2019

Jordin Sparks Joins Waitress, New Cast Members Announced by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Tonight is the night! Jordin Sparks officially takes over the role of Jenna in the long-running musical hit Waitress. The American Idol winner and Grammy-nominated recording star joins the s…

Linked From Broadway Direct at 11:46AM
Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Bandstand National Tour Has Its Cast by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The national tour of the Tony-winning Broadway musical Bandstand, readying itself to commence at College Station, TX on October 29-30, 2019, following two preview performances in Oklahoma Ci…

Linked From Broadway Direct at 05:06PM

Everett Joins Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The 2020 revival of Edward Albee’s renowned drama Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf has added another talented name to an all-star mix. Joining the previously announced Laurie Metcalf, Russ…

Linked From Broadway Direct at 10:06AM
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Broderick and Parker to Star in Plaza Suite by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Plaza Suite, one of Neil Simon’s most-enduring comedies, will be returning to Broadway in the spring of 2020. Coming along for the ride will be husband and wife Matthew Broderick and Sarah…

Linked From Broadway Direct at 11:01AM
Monday, September 9, 2019

Dream Ballets and Breathtaking Showstoppers: Milestones in Broadway Dance by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

With West Side Story making its way back to Broadway in the 2019–2020 theater season, and with choreography being an integral part of how that story is told, it seems timely for us to look…

Linked From Broadway Direct at 12:16PM
Thursday, September 5, 2019

The Music Man Revival Announces Additional Casting by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The Fall of 2020 cannot get here fast enough, with the Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster led production of The Music Man promising to be a highlight of the 2020-2021 season. Jackman will play H…

Linked From Broadway Direct at 10:45AM
Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Hello, Dolly! Tour Enters Year 2 – Complete Cast Announced by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The acclaimed Broadway revival of Hello, Dolly! has just completed the first year of it national tour featuring beloved Broadway legend Betty Buckley in the title role. A few months ago we l…

Linked From Broadway Direct at 01:08PM
Tuesday, September 3, 2019

The Lehman Trilogy to Open on Broadway in 2020 by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The Nederlander Theatre will be the home of the Broadway bound production of Stefano Massini’s The Lehman Trilogy, set to open in the spring of 2020. Adapted by Ben Power, this strictly li…

Linked From Broadway Direct at 03:37PM
Friday, August 30, 2019

Here Comes Company: Broadway Bound Revival Sets Spring Opening by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The eagerly anticipated revival of the Stephen Sondheim/George Furth musical Company, which received an acclaimed West End production under the direction of Marianne Elliott in 2018, is mak…

Linked From Broadway Direct at 09:04AM
Monday, August 26, 2019

The New Faces of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The Broadway musical Beautiful: The Carole King Musical has a few exciting months ahead of itself as the long-running hit goes into the final stretch of its tenure on the Great White Way. To…

Linked From Broadway Direct at 02:46PM
Friday, August 23, 2019

Frozen National Tour Announces Additional Cast by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The national tour of the hit Broadway musical Frozen, launching in Schenectady with an official opening at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre on December 4, 2019, has announced additional cast…

Linked From Broadway Direct at 10:57AM
Thursday, August 22, 2019

Slava’s Snowshow at the Sondheim This Holiday Season by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The international, Olivier Award-winning sensation Slava’s Snowshow is returning to Broadway for a limited engagement. This holiday season the immersive theatrical experience will once aga…

Linked From Broadway Direct at 01:37PM

Cast for Escape to Margaritaville Announced by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

As the Jimmy Buffet-inspired jukebox musical Escape to Margaritaville prepares to head out on a National Tour this fall, producers have just announced the cast. Taking part in this theatrica…

Linked From Broadway Direct at 12:11PM
Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Summer To Travel Across North America – Cast Announced by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The National Tour of SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical, launching this fall In Rochester, New York, has it’s cast. Dan’yelle Williamson (Memphis, Rocky) will play “Diva Donna,” Alex H…

Linked From Broadway Direct at 12:45PM
Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Jordin Sparks is Next “Jenna” in Waitress by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Waitress may be shuttering this January, but that hasn’t stopped producers of the hit show from courting A-list talent for the hit Broadway musical. Their latest casting coupe will be Jord…

Linked From Broadway Direct at 02:43PM

Hadden-Paton, Cusack, and Yazbeck to Star in Flying Over Sunset by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

It will be another exciting season at Lincoln Center Theatre, especially with the announcement of a new musical making its Broadway premiere there in the spring of 2020. Flying Over Sunset, …

Linked From Broadway Direct at 02:38PM
Monday, August 19, 2019

Caroline, or Change Revival Headed to Broadway by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The Roundabout Theatre Company will be producing the first Broadway revival of the 2004 musical Caroline, or Change. The Tony Award nominated and Olivier Award winning musical Caroline, or …

Linked From Broadway Direct at 02:05PM

A Soldier’s Play Sets Broadway Opening by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The Pulitzer Prize-winning A Soldier’s Play, by playwright Charles Fuller, will come to Broadway for a limited-engagement this season. Under the direction of Kenny Leon (A Raisin in the Su…

Linked From Broadway Direct at 01:51PM

The Lightning Thief Broadway Cast Announced by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

August 18th was the birthday of fiction favorite Percy Jackson and to celebrate (a day later) producers have announced the cast for the Broadway bound production of The Lightning Thief: The …

Linked From Broadway Direct at 01:15PM
Thursday, August 15, 2019

The Cast of the Mean Girls Tour is Fetch! by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Put on your pink and get ready to celebrate! The cast for the National Tour of the Broadway hit Mean Girls has been announced. Previously, the “Plastics” have been announced , with Maria…

Linked From Broadway Direct at 03:31PM

The Inheritance Cast Announced by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The epic two-part play The Inheritance by Matthew Lopez, coming to the Great White Way following a successful London production, begins previews on Broadway on September 27, 2019. Producers …

Linked From Broadway Direct at 10:29AM
Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Vogel’s How I Learned to Drive to Come to Broadway by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Paula Vogel’s 1997 play How I Learned to Drive is poised after almost two decades to make it Broadway premiere via Manhattan Theatre Club. The production, directed by original director Mar…

Linked From Broadway Direct at 03:24PM

Way Down Hadestown – Tony Winner to Tour by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The train to Hadestown may be stopping in your neighborhood. The 2019 Tony Award winner for Best Musical Hadestown will begin a North American Tour in the Fall of 2020. The musical, written …

Linked From Broadway Direct at 10:27AM

Cast of Slave Play Announced by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The forthcoming Broadway premiere of the Jeremy O. Harris drama Slave Play has a full cast. Producers announced today that Ato Blankson-Wood, James Cusati-Moyer, Sullivan Jones, Chalia La To…

Linked From Broadway Direct at 10:18AM

A Christmas Carol Comes to Broadway Starring Campbell Scott by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The yuletide just got a whole lot merrier on the Great White Way. The Old Vic production of A Christmas Carol, adapted from the Charles Dickens classic by Jack Thorne, is headed to Broadway …

Linked From Broadway Direct at 10:13AM
Monday, August 12, 2019

A Royal Engagement: Diana: A New Musical Is Broadway Bound by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Diana: A New Musical, a theatrical piece that tells the true story of Lady Diana Spencer who would go on to marry Britain’s Prince Charles and become everyone’s favorite princess, is hea…

Linked From Broadway Direct at 02:28PM

The Lightning Thief Coming to Broadway for a Limited Engagement by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical, based on the first book (2005) in the popular book series by Rick Riordan, enjoyed a well-received, six-week, sold-out run at Off-Broadway’s…

Linked From Broadway Direct at 12:49PM
Wednesday, August 7, 2019

From Broadway to L.A. – The Illusionists to Play Dolby Theatre by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Coming hot on the heels of the news that The Illusionists will return to Broadway this holiday season, we learn that our favorite masters of magic are West Coast bound. The Illusionists – …

Linked From Broadway Direct at 04:02PM
Monday, August 5, 2019

Broadway Bound Grand Horizons Announces Cast by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The Broadway-bound production of Bess Wohl’s Grand Horizons, part of the exciting season curated by Second Stage Theatre, has announced a cast. Beginning previews at Broadway’s Helen Hay…

Linked From Broadway Direct at 01:51PM

The Illusionists – Magic Of The Holidays to Return for the Holidays by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Things aren’t always what they seem, especially amidst the magic of the holidays.  After a popular yuletide visit on Broadway in 2018, The Illusionists – Magic Of The Holidays will retu…

Linked From Broadway Direct at 09:57AM
Thursday, August 1, 2019

SIX Aiming for Spring of 2020 Broadway Opening by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Speculation about if and when the musical SIX would be coming to Broadway can finally come to an end. The musical, which has proven an enormous hit in London’s West End, as well as in a pr…

Linked From Broadway Direct at 12:24PM

All that Chat

2019-2020 BROADWAY SEASON
Oct 06: Slave Play
Feb 01: The Minutes
TBA: Blue