Monday, September 16, 2019

Jordin Sparks Joins Waitress, New Cast Members Announced by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Tonight is the night! Jordin Sparks officially takes over the role of Jenna in the long-running musical hit Waitress. The American Idol winner and Grammy-nominated recording star joins the s…

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Bandstand National Tour Has Its Cast by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The national tour of the Tony-winning Broadway musical Bandstand, readying itself to commence at College Station, TX on October 29-30, 2019, following two preview performances in Oklahoma Ci…

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Everett Joins Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The 2020 revival of Edward Albee’s renowned drama Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf has added another talented name to an all-star mix. Joining the previously announced Laurie Metcalf, Russ…

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TINA – The Tina Turner Musical by Broadway Direct

From humble beginnings in Nutbush, Tennessee, to her transformation into the global Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Tina Turner didn’t just break the rules, she rewrote them. This new stage mu…

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Katori Hall Brings An Honest Depiction of Tina Turner’s Life to Broadway by Gordon Cox For Broadway Direct

When producers Stage Entertainment approached Tina Turner about turning her life story into a musical, they didn’t want anyone to sugarcoat it. The global superstar, one of the top selling…

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Adrienne Warren on Transforming Into Tina Turner by Gordon Cox For Broadway Direct

When the producers and creative team of Tina – The Tina Turner Musical approached Adrienne Warren about taking on the role of Tina Turner, the actress had an instant knee-jerk reaction: Sh…

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Broderick and Parker to Star in Plaza Suite by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Plaza Suite, one of Neil Simon’s most-enduring comedies, will be returning to Broadway in the spring of 2020. Coming along for the ride will be husband and wife Matthew Broderick and Sarah…

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The SIX Queens Headed to Broadway by Broadway Direct

The half-dozen actresses needed to play the iconic Queens of the eagerly anticipated Broadway production of SIX have been crowned. Producers Kenny Wax, Wendy & Andy Barnes, George Sti…

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Monday, September 9, 2019

Dream Ballets and Breathtaking Showstoppers: Milestones in Broadway Dance by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

With West Side Story making its way back to Broadway in the 2019–2020 theater season, and with choreography being an integral part of how that story is told, it seems timely for us to look…

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Thursday, September 5, 2019

The Music Man Revival Announces Additional Casting by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The Fall of 2020 cannot get here fast enough, with the Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster led production of The Music Man promising to be a highlight of the 2020-2021 season. Jackman will play H…

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Hello, Dolly! Tour Enters Year 2 – Complete Cast Announced by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The acclaimed Broadway revival of Hello, Dolly! has just completed the first year of it national tour featuring beloved Broadway legend Betty Buckley in the title role. A few months ago we l…

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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

The Lehman Trilogy to Open on Broadway in 2020 by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The Nederlander Theatre will be the home of the Broadway bound production of Stefano Massini’s The Lehman Trilogy, set to open in the spring of 2020. Adapted by Ben Power, this strictly li…

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Poll: Top 10 Musicals You Want to See Revived on Broadway by Broadway Direct

Pick your top 10 musicals you want to see revived on Broadway. The post Poll: Top 10 Musicals You Want to See Revived on Broadway appeared first on Broadway Direct.

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Diablo Cody on Co-Creating Jagged Little Pill by Broadway Direct

The album Jagged Little Pill was sonic mother’s milk to me; as a teenage girl in the Nineties, I’d sobbed along to “You Learn,” screamed along to “You Oughta Know,” and defended …

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The Making of Jagged Little Pill by Broadway Direct

Inspired by the themes and emotions of Alanis Morissette’s Grammy Award-winning album, Jagged Little Pill is “a big-hearted musical that breaks the mold” (The New York Times), directed…

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How Alanis Morissette Found Healing in Broadway’s Jagged Little Pill by Gordon Cox For Broadway Direct

You oughta know the songs from Jagged Little Pill: After all, the seminal Alanis Morissette album is one of the top-selling records of all time. But a new Broadway musical adaptation will ma…

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Saturday, August 31, 2019

Krysta Rodriguez Inherits the Torch From Susan Egan as Meg in Hercules by Leigh Scheps For Broadway Direct

A few years ago, one of the original stars of Hercules publically proposed that Krysta Rodriguez should take on her role in a live production. Who knew then that it would actually happen? It…

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Friday, August 30, 2019

Here Comes Company: Broadway Bound Revival Sets Spring Opening by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The eagerly anticipated revival of the Stephen Sondheim/George Furth musical Company, which received an acclaimed West End production under the direction of Marianne Elliott in 2018, is mak…

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Thursday, August 29, 2019

Eric Anderson Sings “Happy Enough” from Waitress by Broadway Direct

Check out Eric Anderson cover “Happy Enough” from the new Sara Bareilles EP “What’s Not Inside: The Lost Songs From Waitress. Video by Blend Studios. The post Eric Anderson Sings …

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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Bookfilter’s 2019 Fall Picks for Theater Lovers by Michael Giltz For Broadway Direct

The savvy reader’s favorite website BookFilter.com chooses the best theater books ready to take their bow, exclusively for Broadway Direct. Kids are coming back from their summers at theat…

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Broadway Tours Coming this Fall by Elysa Gardner For Broadway Direct

As the fall theater season approaches, a number of popular and beloved productions are preparing to hit the road, bringing notable musicals from Broadway and beyond to a national audience. T…

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The 2019 Broadway Fall Preview by Gerard Raymond For Broadway Direct

An exciting slate of new plays dominates the upcoming fall season, with three new playwrights making their Broadway debuts in the busy month of September alone. The first half of the season …

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An Exclusive Interview With the Touring Stars of Frozen by Elysa Gardner For Broadway Direct

Long before they were cast as the two sisters who drive the plot of Disney’s Frozen in the new touring production of the musical, Caroline Bowman and Caroline Innerbichler were fans of the…

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Monday, August 26, 2019

The New Faces of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The Broadway musical Beautiful: The Carole King Musical has a few exciting months ahead of itself as the long-running hit goes into the final stretch of its tenure on the Great White Way. To…

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Friday, August 23, 2019

Frozen National Tour Announces Additional Cast by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The national tour of the hit Broadway musical Frozen, launching in Schenectady with an official opening at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre on December 4, 2019, has announced additional cast…

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First Listen: “The Sparkling Diamond” from Moulin Rouge! The Musical by Broadway Direct

The producers of Moulin Rouge! The Musical and RCA Records have released a single of “The Sparkling Diamond” track from the highly-anticipated Original Broadway Cast Recording of Moulin …

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Thursday, August 22, 2019

Slava’s Snowshow at the Sondheim This Holiday Season by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The international, Olivier Award-winning sensation Slava’s Snowshow is returning to Broadway for a limited engagement. This holiday season the immersive theatrical experience will once aga…

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Cast for Escape to Margaritaville Announced by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

As the Jimmy Buffet-inspired jukebox musical Escape to Margaritaville prepares to head out on a National Tour this fall, producers have just announced the cast. Taking part in this theatrica…

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Summer To Travel Across North America – Cast Announced by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The National Tour of SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical, launching this fall In Rochester, New York, has it’s cast. Dan’yelle Williamson (Memphis, Rocky) will play “Diva Donna,” Alex H…

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Jordin Sparks is Next “Jenna” in Waitress by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Waitress may be shuttering this January, but that hasn’t stopped producers of the hit show from courting A-list talent for the hit Broadway musical. Their latest casting coupe will be Jord…

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Hadden-Paton, Cusack, and Yazbeck to Star in Flying Over Sunset by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

It will be another exciting season at Lincoln Center Theatre, especially with the announcement of a new musical making its Broadway premiere there in the spring of 2020. Flying Over Sunset, …

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