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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Ephraim Sykes to Play Title Role in MJ by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Tony Award nominee Ephraim Sykes (Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations) has secured his next leading role in a Broadway musical. Sykes will take on the titular charact…

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Monday, November 18, 2019

Martin McDonagh’s Hangmen To Play Broadway by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Martin McDonagh’s new comedy Hangmen will play Broadway’s Golden Theatre for a strictly limited engagement this spring. The critically acclaimed production by the Royal Court Theatre/Atl…

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Take Me Out Announces Complete Cast by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The Broadway revival of Richard Greenberg’s Take Me Out, opening April 23, 2020 courtesy of Second Stage Theatre, has its starting lineup. The baseball-themed play, which will begin previe…

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

A New Home for The Drama Book Shop by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

For decades, theatre fans, actors, and just about anyone working in the theatre industry would visit The Drama Book Shop to buy scripts, collections, history of theatre books, screenplays, a…

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Ben McKenzie Completes Cast of Grand Horizons by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Television star Ben McKenzie will complete the forthcoming Second Stage Theater production of Ben Wohl’s Grand Horizons. The theatre company announced today that McKenzie will join the pre…

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A Soldier’s Play Complete Cast Announced by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The Roundabout Theatre Company’s revival of Charles Fuller’s acclaimed A Soldier’s Play has a complete cast. The Pulitzer Prize-winning play, which debuted Off-Broadway in 1981, will r…

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Monday, November 11, 2019

Perfect Pairings: The Great Broadway Musical Composing Teams by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

We’ve heard the old adage “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts,” and Broadway musical scores have proven to be no exception. Matching vibrant, emotion-inducing melodies to w…

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Tootsie to Close After the New Year by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The musical comedy Tootsie, currently playing at Broadway’s Marquis Theatre, will play its final performance just after the New Year rings in. The closing curtain for the Tony-winning show…

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Marc Shaiman to Score Plaza Suite Revival by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The Broadway-bound revival of Neil Simon’s classic comedy Plaza Suite will have an original score when it arrives at Broadway’s Hudson Theatre this spring. Marc Shaiman (Hairspray, Mary …

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Thursday, November 7, 2019

Tracy Letts’ The Minutes to Make Broadway Premiere by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Pulitzer Prize and Tony-winning playwright Tracy Letts will see, not one, but two of his plays play on Broadway this season. His Linda Vista is currently playing at Broadway’s Helen Hayes …

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Complete Casting Announced for Girl From the North Country by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Girl From the North Country, the Broadway-bound jukebox musical inspired by the songs of Bob Dylan and featuring an original book by Conor McPherson, now has a complete cast. Joining the pro…

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Friday, November 1, 2019

Patrick J. Adams Joins Cast of Take Me Out by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The forthcoming revival of Richard Greenberg’s Tony Award-winning play Take Me Out, set to begin previews at Broadway’s Helen Hayes Theatre on April 2, 2020, toward an April 23 opening, …

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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Katharine McPhee to Play Jenna for Final Stretch of Broadway’s Waitress by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

As we regrettably prepare to say goodbye to the hit musical Waitress on January 5, 2020, some exciting news has come along to buoy our spirits during this fond farewell. Katharine McPhee, wh…

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

BroadwayHD Offers Exciting New Titles for Streaming this November by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Each announcement from BroadwayHD, the premiere online streaming platform catering to fans of live-theatre (plays and musicals), proves to be an exciting one, offering an array of new titles…

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Thursday, October 24, 2019

Darren Criss Joins American Buffalo by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The forthcoming revival of David Mamet’s American Buffalo, already promising a starry cast with Academy Award-winner Sam Rockwell and Tony-winner Laurence Fishburne on the roster, just got…

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Drew Gehling Returns to Waitress and to Close the Diner by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

As Waitress begins to wind-down its hit run at Broadway’s Brooks Atkinson Theatre, exciting news has been revealed that one of the musical’s original cast members will return to the see …

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Jane Alexander and James Cromwell Join Grand Horizons by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The Broadway-bound production of Bess Wohl’s Grand Horizons has two big names joining the cast for this ten-week limited engagement. Tony Award/Emmy Award-winner Jane Alexander and Emmy Aw…

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Monday, October 21, 2019

13 Haunting Show Tunes for Halloween by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Ghosts, witches, serial killers, man-eating plants, and plenty of other haunting characters have appeared in Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals over the years. These creepy types keep our he…

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The Who’s Tommy Sets Revival for 2021 by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The 1969 album “Tommy,” written and performed by The Who, is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year. The concept album was turned into a hit Broadway musical in 1993, a fully-realize…

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Company Adds Cast Members by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The forthcoming, gender-bending revival of Stephen Sondheim’s game-changing musical Company, set to star Tony winner Katrina Lenk (The Band’s Visit), has announced additional casting. Th…

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

The SpongeBob Musical: Live on Stage! To Air on Nickelodeon by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The SpongeBob Musical: Live On Stage!, a musical based on everyone’s favorite cartoon sponge, made a splash on Broadway a few seasons back. For those who didn’t get to Broadway to experi…

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

The 10 Musicals We’d Like to See Revived on Broadway by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Once a musical establishes itself as either a hit or it develops a cult following, Broadway audiences wait on tenterhooks for first-class revivals of these pieces to make their ways back to …

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Mrs. Doubtfire Is Broadway Bound by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The Stephen Sondheim Theatre is going to be the home of everyone’s favorite nanny when Mrs. Doubtfire takes up residence there in the spring of 2020. The new musical, with a book by Karey …

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Maria Dizzia to Lead What the Constitution Means to Me on Tour by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The national tour of Heidi Schreck’s Tony-nominated play What the Constitution Means to Me will feature a special guest star for its first two stops. Maria Dizzia, Tony nominee for In the …

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Friday, October 11, 2019

Tina – The Tina Turner Musical to Launch Digital Lottery by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Tina – The Tina Turner Musical, readying to open at Broadway’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on November 7, 2019, begins previews tomorrow, Saturday, October 12, 2019. As previews get underway, …

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Critically Acclaimed Slave Play Extends by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Due to popular demand, the Jeremy O. Harris written Slave Play, is extending its Broadway run by two weeks. The critically acclaimed work will now run through January 19, 2020, at the Golden…

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MJ The Musical Announces Broadway Premiere by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

MJ, a new musical inspired by the life of Michael Jackson, has been rumored to be Broadway-bound for some time. Today, producers have made it official. The jukebox musical, drawing from the …

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Al Roker to Return to Waitress, Sparks Extends by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Some big news coming from the Broadway production of Waitress which will wind up its hit run at Broadway’s Brooks Atkinson Theatre after the New Year. Beloved weatherman and anchor of the …

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Monday, October 7, 2019

The Irishman to be Screened on Broadway by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

In a rare occurrence for Broadway, one of its famed theatrical halls will become a cinema. The Belasco Theatre will play host to Martin Scorsese’s latest film The Irishman, screening for o…

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

As the weather begins to turn toward a slight chill it is usually a good sign that the holidays are just around the corner. This is also an indication that the Broadway production of A Chris…

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Thursday, October 3, 2019

To Kill A Mockingbird Enters Second Year with New Cast Members by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The critically acclaimed production of To Kill A Mockingbird, currently playing at Broadway’s Shubert Theatre, is entering its second year on Broadway. With this anniversary celebration, n…

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