Monday, July 15, 2019

Broadway Performers Head to the Streets During NYC Blackout by Broadway Direct

Early Saturday evening, a blackout struck much of midtown Manhattan, including most Broadway theaters. As a result, performances were canceled that evening. But that did not stop Broadway pe…

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Jeremy O. Harris’ Slave Play Sets Broadway Opening by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Producers Greg Nobile and Jana Shea of Seaview Productions, Troy Carter, Level Forward, and Nine Stories, founded by Jake Gyllenhaal and Riva Marker have announced a new play for…

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Ready To Rumble: West Side Story Broadway Cast Announced by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

It is no secret that audiences are looking forward to West Side Story in the coming year, whether its Steven Spielberg’s forthcoming big-screen version or the upcoming Broadway revival sch…

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Dear Evan Hansen Casting News Announced by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The hit, Tony-winning Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen has announced some new casting news. Mallory Becht, who currently plays the role of Zoe Murphy, will be departing the production on Ju…

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Lincoln Center Theater’s My Fair Lady to Tour by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Though the exquisitely crafted revival of My Fair Lady has concluded a glorious run at Lincoln Center Theatre, the Bartlett Sher helmed production will continue to live on in an upcoming Nat…

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A Check-Up with the Latest Doc: Mark Evans Joins Waitress by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The hit Broadway production of Waitress continues to make exciting casting choices, and the latest addition to the cast at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre continues with that tradition. When Eri…

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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Pretty Woman: The Musical to Play Final Performance August 18 by Broadway Direct

Pretty Woman: The Musical will play its final performance at Broadway’s Nederlander Theatre on August 18, 2019. Now in its twelfth month on Broadway, Pretty Woman: The Musical is the highe…

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Monday, July 1, 2019

Neil Diamond Bio Musical In the Works by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Jukebox musicals, especially those that tell the biographical tale of their titular subjects, seem to be all the rage in recent years. That trend won’t be going away anytime soon as a biog…

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Kinky Boots is Coming to BroadwayHD for Streaming by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

“Everybody Say Yeah” because musical theatre enthusiasts will soon be able to stream the long-running, hit musical Kinky Boots in the comfort of their own home. BroadwayHD, the premiere …

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Friday, June 28, 2019

The Cast of Mean Girls Sings with Youth Pride Chorus by Broadway Direct

Mean Girls celebrates Pride with Youth Pride Chorus! Watch the cast and chorus make diamonds dull with their surprise crowd-stopping pop-up performance of “I See Stars” in Madison Square…

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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Alison Luff is the Next Jenna in Waitress by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The parade of talent making its way through the diner in the Broadway musical Waitress continues. Producers of the hit show have announced that Alison Luff will be the next actress to take o…

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Tom Hiddleston in Pinter’s Betrayal to Transfer from West End by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Following a smash-hit, extended run in London’s West End, Jamie Lloyd’s production of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal will voyage to Broadway’s Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre this fall. A strict…

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Wicked‘s Hannah Corneau on What Elphaba Means to Her by Broadway Direct

“Elphaba’s journey inspires me to be myself, to be strong, to be passionate about what I believe in.” Hannah Corneau’s flight to Broadway culminates on stage in Wicked’s final epis…

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Dave Chappelle Extends Broadway Run by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Due to popular demand, the forthcoming Broadway debut of comedian and actor Dave Chappelle has extended its stay at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre by one week. Dave Chappelle – Live On Broadw…

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The 2019 Jimmy Awards Celebrate the Next Generation of Broadway Stars by Leigh Scheps For Broadway Direct

The winners of the 2019 Jimmy Awards are 18-year-olds Ekele Ukegbu of Elmont, New York, and Ethan Kelso of Logan, Utah. Each went home with a $25,000 scholarship. The competition, also known…

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Monday, June 24, 2019

Frozen Releases Videos of New Stars for Summer by Broadway Direct

Love Is an Open Door – Performed by Patti Murin (Anna) and Joe Carroll (Hans), with a fun twist courtesy of Frozen music director Brian Usifer on toy piano/melodica. Produced and arranged …

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20 Benchmark Musicals in Broadway History by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

What is it about Broadway musicals that we love so much? What keeps us coming back for more? What entices us to get lost in a world of song, dance, escapism, and heightened emotion? So many …

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Ian McKellen to Return to Broadway for One Night Only Performance by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Celebrated star of stage and screen, Ian McKellen, will return to Broadway for a one night special performance. Ian McKellen On Stage: With Tolkien, Shakespeare, Others …And You! will pla…

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Miranda to Direct tick, tick…BOOM! by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

News has dropped that Tony Award-winner Lin-Manuel Miranda will direct the musical Tick, Tick…BOOM! Miranda appeared in the show for the Encores! Off-Center‘s 2014 turn at the musical f…

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Todrick Hall to Join Broadway’s Waitress by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Producers of Broadway’s hit musical Waitress announced today that singer, songwriter, dancer, actor, choreographer, producer and social media star Todrick Hall will join the show later thi…

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Colleen Ballinger and Todrick Hall Give a Sneak Peek at Waitress by Broadway Direct

Colleen Balinger and Todrick Hall star in Waitress from August 20 - Sept 15. Grab your tickets before they're all gone. The post Colleen Ballinger and Todrick Hall Give a Sneak Peek at <i…

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Pretty Woman: The Musical is London Bound by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Pretty Woman: The Musical, the new musical based on the comedy film classic of the same name that is currently playing at Broadway’s Nederlander Theatre, will soon see a production on Lond…

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Roy Orbinson’s “Oh, Pretty Woman” in Pretty Woman: The Musical by Broadway Direct

Roy Orbinson’s iconic “Oh, Pretty Woman” makes its long-awaited Broadway debut in Pretty Woman: The Musical. The post Roy Orbinson’s “Oh, Pretty Woman” in <i>Pretty Woman:…

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Announces Freestyle Love Supreme on The Tonight Show by Broadway Direct

Lin-Manuel Miranda returns to face off against The Roots' Tarik Trotter as each is given three random words they've never seen before, like "Daenerys Targaryen" and "Pikachu," and work them …

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Girl From The North Country Moving to Broadway by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Girl From The North Country, the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway musical that enjoyed a celebrated run at the Public Theater earlier this season, is coming to Broadway. The musical with a …

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A Guide to New York City for Musical Film Buffs by Broadway Direct

You already know that there is no shortage of musicals set in the Big Apple, but did you know that a lot of them actually have been filmed on the streets of New York City as well? In the fir…

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Monday, June 17, 2019

Debra Messing to Star in Broadway Bound Birthday Candles by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Roundabout Theatre Company Artistic Director Todd Haimes has announced that star of stage and screen Debra Messing will come to Broadway in 2020 in a production of Noah Haidle’s Birthday C…

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The Prom Sets Tour and Licensing Rights by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The Prom, the inspiring new musical comedy with a score by Chad Beguelin (Aladdin) and Matthew Sklar (Elf), and a book by Beguelin and Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone), will take the festiv…

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First Look at the New West Side Story Movie by Broadway Direct

A first look at the new “West Side Story” movie has arrived. This movie, set to premiere in December 2020 to be released by Walt Disney Studios, just released a new photo starring Ansel …

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Behind the Scenes at The Lion King With Pride Lands Prince Bradley Gibson by Broadway Direct

Bradley Gibson joined the Broadway company of Disney’s The Lion King last summer after stints in the original casts of Rocky and A Bronx Tale. Playing the coveted role of Simba has been a …

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Tony Awards 2019: Best Quotes from the Red Carpet by Broadway Direct

Here are some of our favorite quotes from the stars on the exciting Tony Awards red carpet. See more photos from the night here. How are you feeling on the red carpet right now? BETH LEAVEL:…

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