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Friday, December 2, 2022

Britney Spears Musical ‘Once Upon a One More Time’ Sets Broadway Debut by Rebecca Rubin

“Once Upon a One More Time,” a musical powered by the discography of Britney Spears, is coming to Broadway in 2023. The show will begin previews at Broadway’s Marquis Theatre ahead of …

SOURCE: Variety at 09:00AM
Thursday, December 1, 2022

Aaron Tveit Returning to Broadway’s ‘Moulin Rouge’ in 2023 by Rebecca Rubin

Broadway darling Aaron Tveit is returning to Broadway in January, reprising his Tony-winning role as Christian in “Moulin Rouge! The Musical.” But don’t get too excited, chickens. Tvei…

SOURCE: Variety at 12:34PM
Friday, November 25, 2022

Agatha Christie‘s Legendary Play ’The Mousetrap’ Coming to Broadway in 2023 by Rebecca Rubin

Agatha Christie’s landmark thriller “The Mousetrap” is the longest-running play in the world, yet it’s never been staged on the Great White Way. That’s about to change as the show …

SOURCE: Variety at 11:00AM
Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Jessica Chastain to Star in Broadway Play ‘A Doll’s House’ by Rebecca Rubin

Jessica Chastain will return to Broadway to star in “A Doll’s House,” a modern version of Henrik Ibsen’s landmark play. Jamie Lloyd (“Betrayal,” “Cyrano de Bergerac”) is dire…

SOURCE: Variety at 09:21AM
Monday, November 14, 2022

‘Shucked,’ Musical Comedy With Songs by Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally, Heads to Broadway by Rebecca Rubin

“Shucked,” a musical comedy featuring songs by Grammy winners Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally, will open on Broadway in the spring. The show will play at the Nederlander Theatre with pre…

SOURCE: Variety at 03:32PM
Monday, November 7, 2022

‘The Music Man’ With Hugh Jackman Extends Broadway Run by Rebecca Rubin

Hugh Jackman isn’t leaving River City just yet. “The Music Man” is extending its Broadway run and will now play its “positively final performance” on Jan. 15, 2023. The hit musical…

SOURCE: Variety at 09:26AM
Monday, October 24, 2022

‘Life of Pi’ Play to Open on Broadway by Rebecca Rubin

“Life of Pi” is rowing to Broadway in the new year. A stage version of Yann Martel’s bestselling adventure novel, which also inspired the Oscar-winning movie by director Ang Lee, is be…

SOURCE: Variety at 10:59AM
Monday, October 17, 2022

Jesse Williams and ‘Take Me Out’ Co-Stars Discuss Need for Hot Water in Infamous Shower Scenes by Rebecca Rubin

Jesse Williams and the company of “Take Me Out” are especially grateful to the plumbing on Broadway. Without hot water flowing through the pipes at the Schonfeld Theatre, the infamous lo…

SOURCE: Variety at 06:03PM
Friday, October 14, 2022

‘Funny Girl’ Star Tovah Feldshuh on Sharing the Stage With Lea Michele and What the Talmud Says About Gossip by Rebecca Rubin

Theater veteran Tovah Feldshuh has performed in 10 Broadway shows over the last five decades, garnering acclaim and Tony Awards love for “Yentl” and “Golda’s Balcony,” among others…

SOURCE: Variety at 10:15AM
Thursday, October 13, 2022

Carolines on Broadway Turns 40: How the Legendary Comedy Club Survived a Sleazy Times Square, Changing Tastes and COVID by Rebecca Rubin

At Carolines on Broadway, the legendary comedy club in Times Square, taking the main stage can be a death-­defying propo­sition — and not just because the audience, likely several drinks…

SOURCE: Variety at 10:00AM
Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Tony-Winning Musical ‘A Strange Loop’ to Close on Broadway in January by Rebecca Rubin

“A Strange Loop,” creator Michael R. Jackson’s meta comedy-drama, which won the Tony for best musical, is closing on Broadway in 2023. It will play its final performance on Jan. 15 at …

SOURCE: Variety at 01:33PM
Tuesday, September 20, 2022

‘Beetlejuice’ Closing on Broadway in January by Rebecca Rubin

“Beetlejuice” is closing on Broadway in January, ending its unconventional, fan-fueled run on the Great White Way. It will play its final show at the Marquis Theater on Jan. 8, 2023. But…

SOURCE: Variety at 05:05PM
Saturday, September 10, 2022

Lea Michele Drops Out of Saturday’s ‘Funny Girl’ Performances Due to ‘Early Signs and Symptoms’ of COVID by Rebecca Rubin

Lea Michele won’t be taking the stage in “Funny Girl” on Saturday due to “early signs and symptoms of COVID.” Even though the results of her COVID test were “inconclusive,” she…

SOURCE: Variety at 01:17PM
Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Six Standing Ovations Later, Lea Michele Triumphantly Returns to Broadway in ‘Funny Girl’ by Rebecca Rubin

It appears the weather gods didn’t heed Fanny Brice’s humble request. But not even a dreary, drizzly Tuesday in Manhattan could rain on Lea Michele’s parade as the former “Glee” st…

SOURCE: Variety at 12:15AM
Thursday, August 11, 2022

Lin-Manuel Miranda Calls Out ‘Illegal, Unauthorized’ Production of ‘Hamilton’ by Texas Church by Rebecca Rubin

Lin-Manuel Miranda is praising lawyers who get the job done after a Texas church staged an “illegal, unauthorized” production of “Hamilton.” Producers of the hit Broadway musical hav…

SOURCE: Variety at 03:45PM
Tuesday, July 19, 2022

‘Paradise Square’: How an Ambitious Broadway Musical Got Overshadowed by Lawsuits, Unpaid Bills and Alleged Bullying by Rebecca Rubin

“Let It Burn,” the galvanic highpoint of the Broadway musical “Paradise Square,” pours out of star Joaquina Kalukango in a torrent of pain and frustration over the hurt that her char…

SOURCE: Variety at 01:00PM
Thursday, July 14, 2022

‘Funny Girl’ Producers Weren’t Blindsided by Beanie Feldstein’s Early Exit by Rebecca Rubin

“Funny Girl” producers are attesting they knew about Beanie Feldstein’s earlier-than-expected exit from the Broadway musical. Amid the whirlwind drama over the actor’s abrupt departu…

SOURCE: Variety at 10:46AM
Monday, July 11, 2022

Lea Michele Replaces Beanie Feldstein as Fanny Brice in Broadway’s ‘Funny Girl’ by Rebecca Rubin

The rumors are true: Lea Michele is replacing Beanie Feldstein in Broadway’s revival of “Funny Girl.” Feldstein on Sunday night announced she would be leaving the show on July 31, roug…

SOURCE: Variety at 01:00PM
Monday, June 13, 2022

Inside the Tonys — From Andrew Garfield Sightings to ‘A Strange Loop’s’ Interrupted Speech, What You Didn’t See on TV by Rebecca Rubin

On Sunday night, the Tony Awards returned to Radio City Music Hall, where relaxed mask mandates made it easier than ever (OK, easier than last year’s ceremony) to spot the stars mixing and…

SOURCE: Variety at 01:14PM
Tuesday, June 7, 2022

‘Dear Evan Hansen’ to End Broadway Run by Rebecca Rubin

“Dear Evan Hansen” won’t be playing on Broadway “for forever.” The show, about a socially awkward high schooler who tells a spiraling lie, is ending its run in September, five year…

SOURCE: Variety at 02:25PM
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

‘Death of a Salesman’ Returns to Broadway With Sharon D Clarke and Wendell Pierce by Rebecca Rubin

Arthur Miller’s classic play “Death of a Salesman” is returning to Broadway this fall. Wendell Pierce and Sharon D Clarke will reprise their roles as Willy and Linda Loman in the reviv…

SOURCE: Variety at 10:38AM
Thursday, May 26, 2022

‘Into the Woods,’ Featuring Sara Bareilles, Heading to Broadway by Rebecca Rubin

A star-studded production of “Into the Woods” is heading to Broadway. Following its buzzy, sold-out run at New York City Center, Encore’s rendition of “Into the Woods” is transferr…

SOURCE: Variety at 09:27AM
Wednesday, April 20, 2022

‘Some Like It Hot’ Musical Sets Broadway Cast, Opening Night Date by Rebecca Rubin

A musical comedy based on the classic film “Some Like It Hot” will premiere on Broadway in the fall of 2022. The show, which was originally scheduled to open in Chicago last year before …

SOURCE: Variety at 11:37AM

A Front Row Seat as Pamela Anderson’s Super Fans Swarm Broadway’s ‘Chicago’ by Rebecca Rubin

Outside New York City’s Ambassador Theatre, the name on everybody’s lips isn’t Roxie. It’s Pamela Anderson, the former “Baywatch” star who is making her Broadway debut in “Chic…

SOURCE: Variety at 10:43AM
Thursday, April 7, 2022

Broadway’s ‘Plaza Suite’ Cancels Performances After Sarah Jessica Parker Tests Positive for COVID-19 by Rebecca Rubin

Broadway’s “Plaza Suite” has canceled Thursday night’s performance because the show’s lead Sarah Jessica Parker has tested positive for COVID-19. The news comes two days after Park…

SOURCE: Variety at 04:32PM
Monday, March 21, 2022

Ben Stiller in Talks to Play Jack Torrance in ‘The Shining’ Stage Adaptation by Rebecca Rubin

Ben Stiller is in talks to star in Ivo van Hove’s upcoming stage adaptation of Stephen King’s horror classic “The Shining,” Variety has confirmed. The play is scheduled to open on t…

SOURCE: Variety at 02:47PM
Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Hugh Jackman’s ‘The Music Man’ to Offer Subsidized Broadway Tickets for New York City Students (EXCLUSIVE) by Rebecca Rubin

“The Music Man,” a musical revival featuring Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster, is one of the hottest tickets on Broadway. For students in the New York City area, the price of admission wil…

SOURCE: Variety at 04:01PM
Wednesday, January 12, 2022

‘Girl From the North Country’ Latest Broadway Show to Go on Hiatus as COVID Wreaks Havoc by Rebecca Rubin

“Girl From the North Country,” a Broadway musical featuring Bob Dylan songs, will close on Jan. 23, but the show’s producers hope to open again in the spring. It’s the latest show, f…

SOURCE: Variety at 05:51PM
Thursday, December 16, 2021

‘Jagged Little Pill’ Star Heidi Blickenstaff Wants a ‘More Humane’ Broadway by Rebecca Rubin

Heidi Blickenstaff doesn’t want to exert her voice. It’s proving difficult, because although the Times Square eatery where she’s grabbing food after a matinee of “Jagged Little Pill…

SOURCE: Variety at 05:20PM
Thursday, December 9, 2021

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘Freestyle Love Supreme’ Announces Nationwide Tour by Rebecca Rubin

“Freestyle Love Supreme” will rap its way through the U.S.A. Following a limited run on Broadway, the improv comedy hip-hop show is embarking on a nationwide tour with stops in Seattle, …

SOURCE: Variety at 10:34AM
Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Andrew Lloyd Webber Says Writing a Song With Taylor Swift Was the Only Enjoyable Part of ‘Cats’ Movie by Rebecca Rubin

Andrew Lloyd Webber has made no secret of his distain for Hollywood’s movie adaptation of his long-running musical “Cats.” Though the cinematic version offered up the rarity of A-list …

SOURCE: Variety at 04:35PM

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