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Wednesday, June 5, 2024

‘Stereophonic’ receives second extension by Michael Abourizk

The 13-time Tony Award-nominated play by David Adjmi opened on April 19.

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Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Josh Groban to host 2024 Jimmy Awards by Michael Abourizk

The 15th annual National High School Musical Theatre Awards will take place at Broadway’s Minskoff Theatre on June 24.

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Watch 2024 Tony Award nominee Nikki M. James perform from ‘Suffs’ by Michael Abourizk

Click below to watch the actor sing at the Broadway League’s Spring Road Conference.

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Box office takes a dip as Tony Awards ceremony approaches by Michael Abourizk

For the week ending June 2, the 35 currently running productions grossed $33,662,845.

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‘The Hills of California’ sets Broadway bow by Michael Abourizk

The new play by Tony Award-winning playwright Jez Butterworth will open at the Broadhurst Theatre in the fall.

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Julianne Hough and Utkarsh Ambudkar will host ‘The Tony Awards: Act One’ by Michael Abourizk

The 77th annual Tony Awards will take place at Lincoln Center on June 16.

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Monday, June 3, 2024

‘Slave Play’ documentary will debut at Tribeca Film Festival by Michael Abourizk

Playwright Jeremy O. Harris directs the film which chronicles a workshop of his Tony Award-nominated drama.

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Friday, May 31, 2024

‘Fetching Water’ will offer industry reading by Michael Abourizk

The cast will feature Tony Award nominee Rory O’Malley.

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Thursday, May 30, 2024

Suzy Delvalle and Jamie Bennett named interim leaders of Americans for the Arts by Michael Abourizk

Delvalle and Bennett will serve as temporary co-chief executive officers.

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Watch Tony Award nominees Lila Neugebauer and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins discuss their ‘Appropriate’ collaboration by Michael Abourizk

Click below to see the latest from the American Theatre Wing’s “Working in the Theatre” series.

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Wednesday, May 29, 2024

LaChanze launches new production company by Michael Abourizk

The three-time Tony Award winner will serve as the company’s producer and managing director.

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Michael Urie announced for revival of ‘Once Upon a Mattress’ by Michael Abourizk

Urie will reprise his turn from the New York City Center production.

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‘Gypsy,’ starring Audra McDonald, will reopen Broadway’s Majestic Theatre by Michael Abourizk

Hear McDonald sing from the score in a video preview from the revival, set to open in December.

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Second Stage cancels May 29 matinée of ‘Mother Play’ by Michael Abourizk

The new play by Paula Vogel is currently running at the Hayes Theater.

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Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Gross and attendance dip slightly as 2024-2025 Broadway season begins by Michael Abourizk

For the week ending May 26, the 34 currently running productions grossed $35,295,405.

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American Theatre Wing announces the return of National Theatre Company Grants by Michael Abourizk

The funds are earmarked for regional theater companies presenting new American work.

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Stephanie Mills sets Broadway return in ‘Hadestown’ by Michael Abourizk

The original “Wiz” star will join the company of the long-running musical in July.

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What a Tony Award nomination signals to these 11 artists by Michael Abourizk

First-time nominees like actors Joshua Boone, Eden Espinosa, Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer, designer Tatiana Kahvegian and Ryan Rumery and more share their perspectives.

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Friday, May 24, 2024

Brooke Shields elected president of Actors’ Equity by Michael Abourizk

The actors and stage managers union has announced results of its 2024 election.

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Thursday, May 23, 2024

Sutton Foster and Aaron Tveit will host 2024 Drama Desk Awards by Michael Abourizk

The June ceremony’s creative team has also been announced.

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‘Suffs,’ ‘Stereophonic,’ ‘Illinoise’ and more have have highest-grossing weeks as the 2023-2024 season ends by Michael Abourizk

For the week ending May 19, the 35 currently running productions grossed $36,381,958.

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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Broadway’s ‘Illinoise’ to receive original cast album by Michael Abourizk

Two tracks have been released ahead of the full album digital drop.

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The state of Broadway in 2024 by Michael Abourizk

Tony Award-nominated producers Jennifer Costello, Orin Wolf and LaChanze and creatives such as Jessica Stone, Tatiana Kahvegian and Justin Peck talk to Broadway News about the state of the i…

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Exclusive: Broadway League announces recipients of 2024 touring awards by Michael Abourizk

The citations acknowledge achievement across the touring Broadway industry.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2024

‘How to Dance in Ohio’ sets U.K. premiere by Michael Abourizk

The musical played Broadway during the 2023-2024 season.

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Yola to make Broadway debut in ‘Hadestown’ by Michael Abourizk

The Grammy Award nominee will join the cast of the long-running musical in July.

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Monday, May 20, 2024
Friday, May 17, 2024

Actors’ Equity announces nominees for ACCA chorus award by Michael Abourizk

The prize acknowledges the ensemble performers in a Broadway production.

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