Monday, January 27, 2020

Rob McClure on Becoming Mrs. Doubtfire in the Brilliant New Broadway Musical by Kathy Henderson For Broadway Direct

Humor, heart, and a larger-than-life heroine: Sift those ingredients together with a lively original score, and the result is Mrs. Doubtfire, one of the most anticipated new musicals of the …

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Mrs. Doubtfire on Broadway by Broadway Direct

Help is on the way, dear! See Mrs. Doubtfire on Broadway beginning previews March 9th. The post Mrs. Doubtfire on Broadway appeared first on Broadway Direct.

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Meet the Musical Comedy Expert Bringing Mrs. Doubtfire to Broadway by Gordon Cox For Broadway Direct

If you’re making a musical comedy of Mrs. Doubtfire, the comedy half of the equation is guaranteed. The hilarious setup of the story — a man dresses up as a Scottish nanny so he can see …

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BroadwayHD Announces February Offerings by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

With the dreary weather and cold temperatures upon us, don’t let the gloom of winter get you down. BroadwayHD, the premiere streaming platform for all things theatre, has plenty to brighte…

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Hadestown Wins Grammy for “Best Musical Theater Album” by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

On January 26, 2020, the best and brightest of the music industry were celebrated at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards. The Broadway community is always on the edge of its seat to learn which re…

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Friday, January 24, 2020

The Phantom of the Opera: History and Facts Infographic by Broadway Direct

Now in its 31st year, The Phantom of the Opera is the Broadway musical all others are measured against. The timeless story, the unforgettable score, an undeniable obsession that could neve…

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Caroline, or Change Announces Complete Cast by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Caroline, or Change, the revival of the 2004 Broadway musical readying to open on Broadway on April 7, 2020, has announced a complete cast. The musical, which will begin preview performances…

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Mean Girls Musical Headed For The Screen by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Mean Girls, the twelve-time Tony-nominated musical, has officially recouped on its capitalization and appears to be headed for the big screen. Producers of the hit musical announced today th…

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Watch Now: SIX on Broadway by Broadway Direct

Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived. From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, the SIX wives of Henry VIII take the mic to remix five hundred years of historical heartbreak int…

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

The Karate Kid Will Receive Musical Adaptation for Broadway by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The popular 80s film The Karate Kid hit the screens in 1984, where it became one of the decade’s most beloved films, an inspirational tale about overcoming one’s fears, taking on the bul…

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Broadway Backwards to Return March 16, 2020 by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The annual benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, “Broadway Backwards” is returning for a one-night-only performance. Benefitting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and the Lesb…

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Monday, January 20, 2020

Special Live Stage Door Sessions Podcast at BroadwayCon by Broadway Direct

If you’re planning to be at BroadwayCon, plan to join us for a live recording of our podcast, Stage Door Sessions! In this special live podcast recording, our host, Elysa Gardner, will cha…

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The Iconic Broadway Musical Costumes We Love and Remember by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Clothes make the man — and the woman — as the old adage proclaims. And that is doubly so in the case of theater. Those who act on the stage will tell you that the costumes are the final …

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First Look: Grand Horizons by Broadway Direct

Bill and Nancy have spent fifty full years as husband and wife. They practically breathe in unison, and can anticipate each other’s every sigh, snore and sneeze. But just as they settle co…

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Friday, January 17, 2020

Hamilton: History and Facts Infographic by Broadway Direct

Hamilton is the story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and w…

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Casting Complete for LCT’s Flying Over Sunset by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Flying Over Sunset, the new musical set to open this spring courtesy of Lincoln Center Theatre, has announced complete casting for the production. Joining the already announced Carmen Cusack…

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Complete Cast of Plaza Suite Announced by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Neil Simon’s classic comedy Plaza Suite is readying itself for a major Broadway revival starring real-life married couple Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker. As the production inch…

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Slave Play To Be Preserved on Film by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Jeremy O. Harris’s Slave Play has certainly proven to be one of the most talked-about plays of the 2019-2020 Broadway season. Heralded by critics and named on the top-ten lists of 2019 by …

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First Look: National Tour of My Fair Lady by Broadway Direct

Adapted from George Bernard Shaw’s play and Gabriel Pascal’s motion picture Pygmalion, Lerner & Lowe’s My Fair Lady, with a book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederic…

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Frozen Announces New Cast Members by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The Broadway musical adaptation of Disney’s Frozen continues to delight audiences at the St. James Theatre, with the adventures of Anna and Elsa in the wintery world of Arendelle. With the…

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

My Fair Lady To Play Chicago by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

“All I want is a room somewhere” is a lyric from the beloved Broadway musical My Fair Lady. The touring company of the Lincoln Center Theatre production of the Lerner and Loewe classic h…

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Step Into The Rehearsal Studio for MJ on Broadway by Broadway Direct

MJ is the electrifying new Broadway musical that takes audiences inside the creative process of one of the greatest entertainers in history. Featuring over 25 of Michael Jackson's biggest hi…

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First Look: A Soldier’s Play by Broadway Direct

1944. A Louisiana Army base. A sergeant is murdered—and the crime, with its masterfully unfolded investigation, triggers a gripping barrage of questions about sacrifice, service, and ident…

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Watch Now: TINA – The Tina Turner Musical on The Late Show by Broadway Direct

The cast of the hit Broadway musical TINA - The Tina Turner Musical perform a high-impact number from the show, "River Deep / Mountain High" led by the incredible Adrienne Warren. #Colbert #…

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First Look: My Name is Lucy Barton by Broadway Direct

Award-winning actress Laura Linney returns to Broadway in the American premiere of My Name is Lucy Barton, a haunting new solo play adapted by Rona Munro from the bestselling novel by Pu…

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Monday, January 13, 2020

Bookfilter’s January Pick of the Month by Michael Giltz For Broadway Direct

Every month, BookFilter picks the best new theater book, exclusively for Broadway Direct readers. Soupy Twists! By Jem Roberts $24.95, Unbound Out now Name any entertainer you love, and chan…

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Inside the Triumphant Broadway Return of Caroline, or Change by Kathy Henderson For Broadway Direct

When Caroline, or Change opened on Broadway in 2004, critics hailed its unique blend of personal history, gorgeous music, and a title role with the epic scale of Gypsy’s Mama Rose. Set in …

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Cynthia Nixon to Direct Broadway Bound Last Summer at Bluefish Cove by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

A starry lineup of producers are behind the Broadway premiere of Last Summer at Bluefish Cove, the revolutionary Jane Chambers play that first premiered Off-Broadway in 1980. Harriet Newman …

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Friday, January 10, 2020

Complete Cast of Diana Announced by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

With previews set to begin March 2, 2020 toward a March 31 opening, the Broadway-bound Diana – A True Musical Story is one of the new musicals opening on the Great White Way this season. W…

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Thursday, January 9, 2020

First Look: National Tour of Frozen by Broadway Direct

You’re invited to discover that love is a force of nature…at Disney’s new musical, Frozen. For the first time, Frozen comes to life on Broadway, re-imagined for the stage in a new p…

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Dharon E. Jones to Replace Ben Cook in West Side Story by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Due to an injury sustained at Sunday evening’s performance of West Side Story, Ben Cook who plays the character of “Riff” will depart the production poised to open on February 20, 2020…

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