Tuesday, April 23, 2019

MTC American Premiere of Ink Extends by Mark A. Robinson

Though it does not officially open until Wednesday, April 24th, the Manhattan Theatre Club’s American premiere of James Graham’s Ink is already a hot ticket. Due to popular demand, the p…

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Shoshana Bean and Jeremy Jordan Extend in Waitress by Mark A. Robinson

Producers of the hit Broadway musical Waitress have announced that two of its current stars have extended their stay at the diner. Shoshana Bean and Jeremy Jordan will continue their runs…

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Waitress Stars Shoshana Bean & Jeremy Jordan on Returning to a Broadway Musical by Leigh Scheps

Shoshana Bean and Jeremy Jordan return to the Broadway musical  together in Waitress. Jordan, who plays love interest Dr. Pomatter, was last seen on Broadway this past fall in the new drama…

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Monday, April 22, 2019

Noah Galvin to Join Waitress by Mark A. Robinson

Broadway’s second Evan Hansen and recent cast member of Off-Broadway’s Alice By Heart, Noah Galvin, will be joining the Broadway production of Waitress. He will play the role of Ogie, jo…

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Shows Eligible for Tony Awards 2019 by Iris Chan

It’s the final countdown! This week, Broadway’s final few shows of the 2018-2019 Broadway season are preparing to open, just before the April 25 cut-off date for Tony eligibility. Next T…

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First Look: Beetlejuice by Iris Chan

The ghost-with-the-most makes his Broadway debut in this hilarious new musical comedy based on Tim Burton’s dearly beloved film. Directed by Alex Timbers (Moulin Rouge!), Beetlejuice te…

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Phylicia Rashad to Direct Randolph-Wright’s Blue for Broadway by Mark A. Robinson

Tony Award-winning actress Phylicia Rashad (A Raisin in the Sun) will make her Broadway directorial debut in the spring of 2020. She will stage a production of Charles Randolph-Wright’s pl…

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Bookfilter’s Spring Picks for Theater Lovers by Michael Giltz

The savvy reader’s favorite website BookFilter.com chooses the best theater books ready to take their bow, exclusively for Broadway Direct. It’s Tony season, when the best Broadway pla…

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Mel Brooks to Play Broadway’s Lunt-Fontanne This June by Mark A. Robinson

The In Residence On Broadway series has announced its latest installment and this one is guaranteed to keep audiences in stitches. Mel Brooks On Broadway will play the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre…

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Friday, April 19, 2019

Sea Wall/A Life to Transfer to Broadway with Gyllenhaal and Sturridge by Mark A. Robinson

This summer the play-pairing Sea Wall/A Life, which just completed a run at The Public Theatre, will transfer to Broadway for a limited engagement. Following the production to Broadway’s H…

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Ryan Murphy to Bring The Boys in the Band to Netflix by Mark A. Robinson

Matt Crowley’s play The Boys in the Band, one of the first cutting-edge American dramas about homosexuality that premiered Off-Broadway in 1968, will be adapted into a film for Netflix. Ry…

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

First Look: All My Sons by Iris Chan

Award-winning actors Annette Bening and Tracy Letts return to Broadway in the play that launched Arthur Miller as the moral voice of the American Theater. In the aftermath of WWII, the Kelle…

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Cher and The Cher Show Cast on The Tonight Show by Iris Chan

Superstars come and go. Cher is forever. For six straight decades, only one unstoppable force has flat-out dominated popular culture — breaking down barriers, pushing boundaries, and letti…

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Brian d’Arcy James on Headlining the Exhilarating Family Drama The Ferryman by Kathy Henderson

When an actor with two decades of Broadway credits calls his current production “the best play I have ever seen or been in,” savvy theatergoers should take note — and head to the Berna…

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From Community Theatre to Broadway: Anaïs Mitchell Talks Hadestown by Elysa Gardner

When acclaimed singer/singwriter Anaïs Mitchell first crafted the music, lyrics, and concept for what would become the musical Hadestown, there were few signs her journey would lead to Broa…

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Monday, April 15, 2019

Watch Now: Beetlejuice The Musical Trailer by Iris Chan

"The musical comedy escape Broadway needs right now." -iHeartRadio The ghost-with-the-most comes to life on stage in this hilarious new musical based on Tim Burton’s dearly beloved film. D…

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Family-Friendly Broadway and Off-Broadway Shows to Enjoy This Spring by Leigh Scheps

It might as well be spring! Shake off those post-winter blues with a trip to the theatre. From spectacular Disney sensations to new musicals like The Prom, here’s a list of family-friendly…

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Metcalf and Izzard to Star In Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf by Mark A. Robinson

One of theatre’s most-celebrated plays, Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, is making its way back to Broadway. Starring in the production will be two-time Tony-winner Lauri…

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

First Look: Hadestown by Iris Chan

Welcome to Hadestown, where a song can change your fate. This acclaimed new musical by celebrated singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell and innovative director Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre …

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Sean Hayes in An Act of God Released on Audible by Mark A. Robinson

Audible, the world’s largest producer and provider of downloadable audiobooks and other spoken-word entertainment has announced that the Broadway hit An Act of God will be released on thei…

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Casting Update for In The Heights Film by Mark A. Robinson

Lin-Manuel Miranda is finally letting the cat out of the bag, bit by bit, with some details on the forthcoming In the Heights film. According to Miranda’s Twitter account, In the Heights w…

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First Look: Ink by Iris Chan

It’s 1969 London. The brash young Rupert Murdoch purchases a struggling paper, The Sun, and sets out to make it a must-read smash which will destroy – and ultimately horrify – the com…

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Tina: The Tina Turner Musical to Play Broadway’s Lunt-Fontanne by Mark A. Robinson

The musical sensation Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, which is currently wowing audiences in Britain’s West End, will officially make the trek to Broadway and open at the Lunt-Fontanne Thea…

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Ryan Murphy to Adapt The Prom for Netflix by Morgan Steward

The Prom is heading to Netflix! Ryan Murphy, producer of this season’s The Boys in the Band, announced on Tuesday that he plans to adapt the musical for the online streaming service as par…

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

How to Stream Fosse/Verdon on FX by Iris Chan

Spanning five decades, Fosse/Verdon explores the singular romantic and creative partnership between Bob Fosse (Sam Rockwell) and Gwen Verdon (Michelle Williams). He is a visionary filmmake…

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Ben Platt to Host the 2019 Jimmy Awards by Mark A. Robinson

It’s that time of year again when excellence in high school musical theatre is celebrated with the annual Jimmy Awards ceremony. On Monday, June 24, 2019 at Broadway’s Minskoff Theatre, …

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A Letter from Baz Luhrmann by Baz Luhrmann

Moulin Rouge! the movie was an attempt to reinvent the movie musical. It’s not a stretch that my desire to do this germinated in the tiny country town where I grew up. There, we had a gas …

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Find TRUTH: Watch the new Moulin Rouge! The Musical Trailer by Broadwaydirect

Find your TRUTH at Moulin Rouge! The Musical! Tickets are now on sale for the spectacular through February 2020! See Baz Luhrmann’s revolutionary film come to life onstage. Broadway previe…

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The Stars of Moulin Rouge! Preview the Spectacular New Broadway Musical by Kathy Henderson

A miraculous world awaits inside the ultimate pleasure palace at Moulin Rouge! The Musical. Swathed in crimson velvet and twinkling lights, with a twirling windmill on one wall and a giant e…

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Monday, April 8, 2019

Vosk To Depart Wicked, Hannah Corneau Makes Broadway Debut by Mark A. Robinson

Jessica Vosk’s well-received tenure with the Broadway production of Wicked is coming to its end. The actress will depart the acclaimed production this May, playing her final performance on…

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Bookfilter’s April Pick of the Month by Michael Giltz

Every month, BookFilter picks the best new theater book, exclusively for Broadway Direct readers. Trust Exercise By Susan Choi $27, Henry Holt and Co. Published April 9 Novels are like a rev…

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