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Monday, February 6, 2023

Into the Woods Wins Best Musical Theater Album, Plus More Broadway Grammy Wins by Ruthie Fierberg

The 65th annual Grammy Awards, hosted by comedian Trevor Noah, took place in Los Angeles on Feb. 5. Tony Award winners and former Tony hosts James Corden and Billy Crystal served as presente…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 11:48AM
Sunday, February 5, 2023

‘Into the Woods’ wins Best Musical Theater Album — plus more Broadway Grammy wins by Ruthie Fierberg

The 65th annual Grammy Awards, hosted by comedian Trevor Noah, took place in Los Angeles on Feb. 5. Tony Award winners and former Tony hosts James Corden and Billy Crystal served as presente…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 10:44PM

Viola Davis earns coveted EGOT status with Grammy win by Ruthie Fierberg

At the 65th annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 5, actor Viola Davis won in the category Best Audio Book, Narration and Storytelling Recording for the audiobook of her memoir “Finding Me.” Davi…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 10:13PM
Friday, February 3, 2023

Lin-Manuel Miranda on how he became writing partners with John Kander by Ruthie Fierberg

John Kander and Lin-Manuel Miranda became fast friends after the former came to see the latter’s “In The Heights” back in 2007 — as Miranda discloses in a new video featuring their n…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 09:25AM
Thursday, February 2, 2023

Joshua Malina to join ‘Leopoldstadt’ — plus more replacement casting by Ruthie Fierberg

Beginning March 14, Broadway’s production of Tom Stoppard’s “Leopoldstadt” will welcome new cast members. Joshua Malina, best known for television’s “The West Wing,” will take …

SOURCE: Broadway News at 01:47PM
Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Tony Awards committee issues first eligibility rulings for 2022-2023 season by Ruthie Fierberg

On Feb. 1, the Tony Awards Administration Committee announced its determinations of eligibility for 20 productions in the 2022-2023 Broadway season, following the committee’s first meeting…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 05:27PM

Leslie Odom Jr. to star in Broadway revival of ‘Purlie Victorious’ by Ruthie Fierberg

The 1961 comedy “Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate Romp Through the Cotton Patch” will receive an upcoming Broadway staging starring Leslie Odom Jr. This will mark the first revival o…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 09:38AM
Tuesday, January 31, 2023

‘The Wiz’ announces full creative team by Ruthie Fierberg

Producers have announced the full creative team for the upcoming Broadway production of “The Wiz,” which will embark on a national tour later this year before landing on the Main Stem in…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 09:34AM
Monday, January 30, 2023

Complete casting announced for ‘Parade’ by Ruthie Fierberg

Producers of “Parade” have announced full casting for the upcoming revival, which will begin preview performances on Feb. 21 ahead of a March 16 opening night at the Bernard B. Jacobs Th…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 09:20AM
Sunday, January 29, 2023

‘How to Dance in Ohio’ producers offer free day of accessibility education to industry professionals by Ruthie Fierberg

Producers Ben Holtzman, Sammy Lopez and Fiona Rudin, also known as P3 Productions, are offering a free day of professional development on anti-ableism and inclusivity called Accessibility Da…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 10:51PM
Thursday, January 26, 2023

Situation Group launches new digital-transformation initiative by Ruthie Fierberg

Broadway News has learned exclusively that Situation Group, a leading digital-marketing agency in the Broadway space, has launched a new business initiative called The Hatch Program.  Bille…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 09:56AM
Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Marianne Elliott-helmed ‘Company’ to launch North American tour by Ruthie Fierberg

Producers of the Tony Award-winning revival of “Company” have announced that the musical will tour North America during the 2023-2024 season. The production will launch at the Fisher The…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 01:37PM
Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Outer Critics Circle Awards announces 2023 dates and genderless acting categories by Ruthie Fierberg

The Outer Critics Circle (OCC) has announced that the 72nd annual Outer Critics Circle Awards will take place on May 25 at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Nominations wi…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 10:05AM

Broadway’s Stephanie Hsu, Brian Tyree Henry among 2023 Oscar nominees  by Ruthie Fierberg

Riz Ahmed and Allison Williams announced the nominees for the 95th annual Academy Awards on Jan. 24. Among those recognized with nominations were a number of Broadway stars.  Angela Bassett…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 10:01AM

Gary Perez joins cast of ‘Between Riverside and Crazy’ by Ruthie Fierberg

In the final weeks of Broadway’s “Between Riverside and Crazy,” Gary Perez has stepped into the cast as Lieutenant Caro; he began on Jan. 20. Perez replaced Michael Rispoli, who exited…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 09:59AM
Monday, January 23, 2023

‘Camelot’ announces full casting by Ruthie Fierberg

Lincoln Center Theater has announced the full cast for its upcoming revival of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s “Camelot.” In addition to the previously announced Andrew Burnap, P…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 12:34PM
Thursday, January 19, 2023

Kenny Leon to helm reading of developing musical ‘In the Mood’ by Ruthie Fierberg

Tony Award-winning director Kenny Leon will direct an industry reading of the new musical “In the Mood” later this month. The musical features a book by Karen Hartman and a score of big …

SOURCE: Broadway News at 09:10AM
Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Elena Chang named managing director of EDI initiatives at Theatre Communications Group by Ruthie Fierberg

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has announced that Elena Chang has been promoted to the newly created position of managing director of EDI initiatives. In the role, Chang will supervise t…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 04:41PM
Friday, January 13, 2023

‘Kimberly Akimbo’ to release original cast recording by Ruthie Fierberg

An original cast album of Broadway’s “Kimberly Akimbo” will be released by Ghostlight Records in digital and streaming formats. The recording will drop on Feb. 14 and is available for …

SOURCE: Broadway News at 11:57AM
Thursday, January 12, 2023

White Cherry Entertainment to produce Tony Awards through 2026 by Ruthie Fierberg

Tony Awards Productions has announced that it has renewed its contract with White Cherry Entertainment, which will continue to serve as the production team for the Broadway awards ceremony t…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 12:23PM

Applications open for Theatre Producers of Color’s ‘Producing 101’ program by Ruthie Fierberg

Theatre Producers of Color (TPOC) has announced the third year of its annual educational program “Producing 101.” Applications are now open to aspiring producers; the deadline to submit …

SOURCE: Broadway News at 08:55AM
Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Broadway names win big at 2023 Golden Globes by Ruthie Fierberg

Hollywood gathered at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles on Jan. 10 to celebrate the 80th annual Golden Globe Awards. Though the night is known for honoring the best in film and television, t…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 09:46AM
Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Samuel L. Jackson out of ‘Piano Lesson’ Jan. 11-14 by Ruthie Fierberg

According to a Telecharge customer service email obtained by Broadway News, “Piano Lesson” star Samuel L. Jackson will not take the stage during the performances from Jan. 11-14.  The n…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 01:27PM

‘Funny Girl’ will embark on a North American tour by Ruthie Fierberg

Sonia Friedman Productions, Scott Landis, David Babani and NETworks Presentations have announced a North American tour of “Funny Girl,” scheduled to launch in fall 2023. The tour will of…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 01:23PM

Actors’ Equity launches pilot program to continue video principal auditions by Ruthie Fierberg

In an email to members of Actors’ Equity Association on Jan. 9, the union highlighted the start of a pilot program for Equity Principal Auditions (EPAs) and Equity Principal Interviews (EP…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 09:11AM
Monday, January 9, 2023

Coalition for a Better Times Square releases statement about Broadway’s January closings by Ruthie Fierberg

On Friday, Jan. 6, the Coalition for a Better Times Square released a statement about the current status of the economic rebound of the Manhattan neighborhood since the COVID-19 pandemic and…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 05:33PM
Sunday, January 8, 2023

‘Between Riverside and Crazy’ cancels Jan. 8 performance by Ruthie Fierberg

Second Stage’s production of “Between Riverside and Crazy” canceled its Jan. 8 matinée. As of publication, press representatives had not yet responded to request for comment regarding…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 10:59PM
Friday, January 6, 2023

Alex Brightman will return to ‘Beetlejuice’ for final performances by Ruthie Fierberg

Actor Alex Brightman will return to the title role of Broadway’s “Beetlejuice” as the musical enters its closing weekend. As previously reported, Brightman sustained a concussion durin…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 11:38AM

League of Live Stream Theater launched by two theater and tech entrepreneurs by Ruthie Fierberg

Co-founders Jim Augustine and Oren Michels have announced the establishment of the all-new League of Live Stream Theater (LOLST), a nonprofit service intended to bring Broadway and regional …

SOURCE: Broadway News at 09:29AM
Thursday, January 5, 2023

‘Sweeney Todd’ announces full casting by Ruthie Fierberg

Full casting has been announced for the upcoming revival of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.” Newly announced company members includ…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 10:49AM

Sonya Balsara will take over as Jasmine in Broadway’s ‘Aladdin’ by Ruthie Fierberg

Beginning on Jan. 19, Sonya Balsara will assume the role of Jasmine in the Disney musical “Aladdin.” Balsara will replace Shoba Narayan, who will play her final performance on Jan. 15. B…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 09:56AM

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