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Monday, September 27, 2021

Upsets and Advocacy: The 74th Annual Tony Awards by Matthew Wexler

Despite a limited number of nominees due to Broadway's pandemic shutdown, The Tony Awards pulled off a four-hour epic evening of awards, performances and tributes The post Upsets and Advoca…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 09:36AM
Friday, September 24, 2021

Julie Halston to Receive Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award by Matthew Wexler

Halston has raised more than $2 million for the PFF and brought international awareness to the devastating lung disease. The post Julie Halston to Receive Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award app…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 06:18PM
Thursday, September 23, 2021

The Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction Returns Oct. 3 by Matthew Wexler

How much would you pay for boots worn by Keanu Reeves in a 1995 production of 'Hamlet' or a 'Funny Girl' program signed by Barbra Streisand? Let the bidding begin! The post The Broadway F…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 07:12PM
Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Casting Call: Who’s Headed Back Onstage? by Matthew Wexler

Dim the lights, the show's about to begin! But who will be onstage? Here's a quick snapshot of casting updates for some upcoming productions. The post Casting Call: Who’s Headed Back Onsta…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 07:12PM
Tuesday, September 21, 2021

‘Hamilton’ and Broadway Stars Win Emmys by Matthew Wexler

A number of other Broadway starts were nominated, including Uzo Aduba, Cynthia Erivo, Allison Janney, John Lithgow, William H. Macy, and Billy Porter. The post ‘Hamilton’ and Broadway St…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 08:18AM
Saturday, September 18, 2021

‘The Humans’ Drops its First Trailer by Matthew Wexler

Stephen Karam writes and directs his film adaptation of the Tony-winning play starring Jane Houdyshell, Amy Schumer and Beanie Feldstein. The post ‘The Humans’ Drops its First Trailer ap…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 12:18AM
Thursday, September 16, 2021

‘David Byrne’s American Utopia’ Resumes Broadway Performances by Matthew Wexler

We could all use a little Utopia right now, and 'David Byrne’s American Utopia' returns to rock Broadway this fall, including a lottery for $44 seats. The post ‘David Byrne’s Americ…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 07:03PM
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Watch: 4 Iconic Musicals Burst Back on Broadway by Matthew Wexler

It was an exciting night for Broadway as "Hamilton," "Wicked," "Chicago" and "The Lion King" all resumed performances after an 18-month hiatus. The post Watch: 4 Iconic Musicals Burst Back o…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 08:12PM

Emilie Kouatchou to be First Black Christine in ‘Phantom’ by Matthew Wexler

Following a nationwide open call for auditions, Kouatchou has landed the role of the Christine alternate in Broadway's longest-running musical. The post Emilie Kouatchou to be First Black C…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 09:18AM
Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Netflix Drops ‘Diana’ Trailer by Matthew Wexler

Watch the new Netflix trailer for the musical "Diana," directed by Christopher Ashley ("Come From Away") and starring Jeanna de Waa. The post Netflix Drops ‘Diana’ Trailer appeared first…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 10:12AM
Monday, September 13, 2021

Tony Awards Announces Co-Hosts Audra McDonald and Leslie Odam, Jr. by Matthew Wexler

Settle in for a four-hour Tony Awards marathon event, which includes awards and a live concert featuring some of Broadway's best performers. The post Tony Awards Announces Co-Hosts Audra McD…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 07:03PM
Sunday, September 12, 2021

Her-Story and the Women of the 16th-Century Monarchy: ‘Six’ by Matthew Wexler

After international acclaim, "Six" arrives on Broadway, revisiting the wives of Henry VIII through a contemporary lens and a powerful call to action. The post Her-Story and the Women of the …

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 10:18PM
Friday, September 10, 2021

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Adds Portia and Hunter Parrish to Its Cast by Matthew Wexler

Jeff Daniels and Celia Keenan-Bolger return to their roles in the acclaimed stage adaptation of Harper Lee's beloved novel, 'To Kill a Mockingbird.' The post ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Adds…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 05:48PM
Thursday, September 9, 2021

Broadway Reopens With ‘Pass Over,’ An Absurdist Examination of Racism by Matthew Wexler

Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu's "Pass Over" reopens Broadway with a visceral and poignant examination of heartbreak, hope and joy. The post Broadway Reopens With ‘Pass Over,’ An Absurdist…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 08:06PM
Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Kennedy Center Unveils 50th Anniversary Exhibit: ‘If These Halls Could Talk’ by Matthew Wexler

"If These Halls Could Talk: Celebrating the Kennedy Center at 50" celebrates five decades of cultural programming at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The post Kennedy Cent…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 01:24PM
Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Broadway’s ‘Waitress’ Sets New Box Office Sales Record by Matthew Wexler

The boost in ticket sales may be more than just Broadway fever: Sara Bareilles is starring in the show through October 17. The post Broadway’s ‘Waitress’ Sets New Box Office Sales Reco…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 05:54PM
Saturday, September 4, 2021

With an Electrifying Reopening, ‘Hadestown’ Returns to Broadway by Matthew Wexler

'Hadestown' returned to Broadway with much of the original cast. An electrifying, sold-out performance spilled into the streets after the show. The post With an Electrifying Reopening, ‘Ha…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 03:32PM
Friday, September 3, 2021

‘Ain’t Too Proud’ Announces Casting for Broadway Production by Matthew Wexler

The reopening cast of "Ain't Too Proud" features the five actors who played The Temptations before theaters were shut down in March 2020. The post ‘Ain’t Too Proud’ Announces Casting f…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 08:03PM
Thursday, September 2, 2021

Trans March on Broadway to Take Place on September 6 by Matthew Wexler

Activist and performer Sis, organizing the march, said, "You cannot erase us from the narrative that we are part of." The post Trans March on Broadway to Take Place on September 6 appeared f…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 09:12AM
Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Watch: Calum Scott and Deaf West Theatre Partner on “Biblical” Video by Matthew Wexler

Multi-platinum-selling singer/songwriter Calum Scott has collaborated with Deaf West Theatre to create a new video for his hit single, "Biblical." The post Watch: Calum Scott and Deaf West T…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 06:48PM
Monday, August 30, 2021

Oprah Narrates New Video to Relaunch Broadway by Matthew Wexler

A new ticketing website has been launched as a central hub for all Broadway shows, with Oprah Winfrey narrating a promotional video to excite theatergoers. The post Oprah Narrates New Video …

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 06:42PM
Friday, August 27, 2021

Broadway’s ‘Wicked’ Announces Casting by Matthew Wexler

Leading the cast of "Wicked"'s return to Broadway are Lindsay Pearce as Elphaba and Ginna Claire Mason as Glinda. Performances resume Sept. 14. The post Broadway’s ‘Wicked’ Announces C…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 06:42PM
Thursday, August 26, 2021

First Look: ‘Come From Away’ Trailer by Matthew Wexler

Here's a first look at the highly anticipated film of the hit musical "Come From Away," directed by Christopher Ashley. The post First Look: ‘Come From Away’ Trailer appeared first on Th…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 11:03PM
Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Don’t Miss: ‘Songs for a New World’ at Radial Park by Matthew Wexler

Liz Callaway, Jason Gotay and Christy Altomare headline an exciting cast for a one-night-only concert of 'Songs for a New World' at Radial Park. The post Don’t Miss: ‘Songs for a New Wor…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 02:03PM
Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Signature Theatre Postpones New Annie Baker Play But Other Off-Broadway Shows Continue by Matthew Wexler

Off-Broadway's Signature Theater will delay the start of its season, postponing the highly anticipated new play "Infinite Life" by Annie Baker due to COVID. The post Signature Theatre Postpo…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 07:24PM
Monday, August 23, 2021

Free Times Square Festival to Kick Off Broadway’s Reopening by Matthew Wexler

A three-day free festival is planned for Times Square to celebrate the reopening of Broadway, culminating in an all-star concert on September 19. The post Free Times Square Festival to Kick…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 08:24PM
Friday, August 20, 2021

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Releases New Video Welcoming Back Broadway by Matthew Wexler

Jeff Daniels narrates a heartwarming two-minute video celebrating Broadway's return. The Tony Award-winning play resumes performances on October 5. The post ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Relea…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 07:03PM
Thursday, August 19, 2021

Regional Cultural Venues Tighten Health Requirements by Matthew Wexler

Cities across the United States are tightening their rules on vaccination and COVID guidelines, following in New York's footsteps. The post Regional Cultural Venues Tighten Health Requireme…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 01:24AM
Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Camille A. Brown to Direct ‘for colored girls…’ on Broadway by Matthew Wexler

Award-winning choreographer Camille A. Brown has announced she is directing a Broadway revival of Ntozake Shange’s famed choreo-poem. The post Camille A. Brown to Direct ‘for colored gi…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 11:12PM
Monday, August 16, 2021

City Center Announces ‘Into the Woods’ Casting and More by Matthew Wexler

City Center has announced casting for its 21-22 season, which includes a revival of 'Into the Woods' with Ashley Park, Heather Headley, Christian Borle and Sara Bareilles. The post City Cent…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 09:12PM
Friday, August 13, 2021

‘Pass Over’ Accelerates Opening Night to August 22 by Matthew Wexler

Producers have moved up the opening night for "Pass Over," the first play to open since the pandemic. Opening night is now scheduled for August 22. The post ‘Pass Over’ Accelerates Open…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 07:06PM

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