Thursday, June 16, 2022

Schmigadoon! Renewed for Season Two, New Broadway Stars to Join by Paul Art Smith For Broadway Direct

Apple TV+ has announced that its hit AFI Award-winning musical comedy series Schmigadoon! has been renewed for a second season and will return with new original musical numbers from creator …

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Backstage Moments at the 2022 Tony Awards by Paul Art Smith For Broadway Direct

At the last Tony Awards ceremony, we gave you a peek at backstage moments and this year we’re doing it again! The 2022 Tony Awards were a great success, with Academy Award winner Ariana De…

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First Look: The Museum of Broadway Announces Fall Opening Date by Paul Art Smith For Broadway Direct

This new Broadway-themed museum is opening its doors soon! The Museum of Broadway will open this fall on November 15, 2022, with tickets on sale this month. Tickets for The Museum of Broadwa…

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Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Beanie Feldstein & Jane Lynch to Depart Funny Girl by Paul Art Smith For Broadway Direct

You only have 14 more weeks to catch this revival’s original stars! Golden Globe nominee Beanie Feldstein and Emmy Award winner Jane Lynch will play their final performances in Funny Girl…

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Broadway Celebrates Juneteenth to Feature Frost, Grimes, Newell, & More by Paul Art Smith For Broadway Direct

Broadway Celebrates Juneteenth, part of The Broadway League’s Black to Broadway Initiative, returns to Times Square on Sunday, June 19, 2022, with Tony Award winner James Monroe Igleha…

SOURCE: Broadway Direct at 12:29PM

Watch Now: Matilda the Musical Netflix Film Teaser by Broadway Direct

Revolting children are heading to the screen! Matilda the Musical is heading to Netflix in a new film adaptation this holiday season and we've got your first look at the exciting movie bas…

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Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II & Corey Hawkins to Lead Topdog/Underdog on Broadway by Paul Art Smith For Broadway Direct

Suzan-Lori Parks’ Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, Topdog/Underdog, will return to Broadway this fall in a 20th anniversary production, directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon and star…

SOURCE: Broadway Direct at 03:50PM
Monday, June 13, 2022

Watch Now: Musical Performances From the 2022 Tony Awards by Paul Art Smith For Broadway Direct

The 75th Annual Tony Awards took place on Sunday, June 12, 2022, with A Strange Loop taking home Best Musical. Winners of the night also included MJ, Paradise Square, and SIX. From Ariana …

SOURCE: Broadway Direct at 01:09PM

Highlights from the 75th Annual Tony Awards by Leigh Scheps For Broadway Direct

The Tony Award for Best Musical went to A Strange Loop, in the most anticipated award of the night on Sunday. The Pulitzer Prize-winning musical is about a young Black gay man writing a musi…

SOURCE: Broadway Direct at 10:20AM

Cast Recordings of the 2021-2022 Broadway Season by Paul Art Smith For Broadway Direct

With Broadway’s biggest night, the Tony Awards, complete, the 2021-2022 season has officially come to an end. Take a look back at this year’s winners and nominees through the many cast r…

SOURCE: Broadway Direct at 10:09AM
Friday, April 30, 2021

Come From Away Film to Be Released on Apple TV+ by Broadway Direct

The filmed version of the hit Broadway musical Come From Away will debut on Apple TV+. Variety reported that Apple Original Films has landed rights to the live stage recording. As previously…

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New Series Schmigadoon! Announces Premiere Date on Apple TV+ by Broadway Direct

A parody of Golden Age musicals, Schimgadoon! starring Cecily Strong and Keegan-Michael Key will debut on Apple TV+ on July 16. Deadline reports that it will be a six-episode series. Two e…

SOURCE: Broadway Direct at 01:37PM
Thursday, April 29, 2021

New Documentary Revolution Rent to Premiere on HBO by Broadway Direct

HBO has announced a new documentary, Revolution Rent, based on Andy Señor Jr.’s efforts on bringing Jonathan Larson’s 1996 Broadway musical to Cuba, will air on HBO and subsequently pr…

SOURCE: Broadway Direct at 05:17PM
Wednesday, April 28, 2021

The Great Gatsby Musical in Development with Florence Welch by Broadway Direct

Why, of course, you can! A new musical stage adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s legendary novel The Great Gatsby, A New Musical, has been announced today by producers Len Blavatnik and A…

SOURCE: Broadway Direct at 10:21AM
Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Listen to the First Track from the In the Heights Movie Soundtrack by Broadway Direct

The official audio for "In The Heights" from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. The post Listen to the First Track from the In the Heights Movie Soundtrack appeared first on Broadway Di…

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Getting to Know… Audra McDonald by Morgan Steward For Broadway Direct

Getting to Know… is a new series that will highlight visionary creatives in the theater industry as told by the opinions of their friends and peers.  How would you describe the vocal pow…

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A Look at the Broadway Favorites Featured this Awards Season by Elysa Gardner For Broadway Direct

As we look forward to seeing Broadway stars back on stage, they have continued to be recognized during this unusual awards season for their efforts on the big screen, in music, and on our TV…

SOURCE: Broadway Direct at 12:18AM

Broadway Songs sung by Villains by Broadway Direct

Some of the catchiest and most memorable songs in musical theatre can be sung by the villains of the story. Some of the best villains also fit into protagonist roles, serving as the center o…

SOURCE: Broadway Direct at 12:03AM
Monday, April 26, 2021

BroadwayHD Announces New Electrifying May Titles by Broadway Direct

Electrifying performances are coming your way as BroadwayHD, the premiere streaming service for theater fans, today announced their diverse lineup of new content, from musical classics to vi…

SOURCE: Broadway Direct at 12:50PM

Watch Now: Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story | Official Teaser Trailer by Broadway Direct

Directed by Academy Award winner Steven Spielberg, from a screenplay by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tony Kushner, West Side Story tells the classic tale of fierce rivalries and youn…

SOURCE: Broadway Direct at 10:13AM

Watch Now: Leslie Odom Jr. Performs “Speak Now” at the 2021 Oscars by Broadway Direct

Leslie Odom, Jr. performs the Oscar-nominated original song 'Speak Now' from One Night in Miami... at Oscars 2021. The post Watch Now: Leslie Odom Jr. Performs “Speak Now” at the 2021 Os…

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Friday, April 23, 2021

Watch Now: Rita Moreno Documentary Official Trailer by Broadway Direct

A look at the life and 70+ year career of Rita Moreno from her humble beginnings in Puerto Rico to her success on Broadway and in Hollywood where she broke down barriers, fought for represen…

SOURCE: Broadway Direct at 10:56AM
Wednesday, April 21, 2021

In the Heights Movie Soundtrack to Be Released June 11 by Broadway Direct

If you’re looking forward to finally seeing the movie version of In The Heights, here’s something else to add to your list of exciting new content coming your way. The musical companion …

SOURCE: Broadway Direct at 01:06PM

Broadway Songs that Rock by Broadway Direct

Sometimes you might just want some songs to rock out to. Here, we’ve compiled a playlist full of Broadway rock songs, so you can jam out and pretend you’re at a rock concert. What’s yo…

SOURCE: Broadway Direct at 02:07AM

5 Questions with Celia Keenan-Bolger by Broadway Direct

Celia Keenan-Bolger is no stranger to the theatre and is probably most known for playing Scout Finch in the critically acclaimed To Kill a Mockingbird, winning a Tony Award for Best Featured…

SOURCE: Broadway Direct at 01:24AM

The Broadway Green Alliance on Building a More Sustainable Broadway by Broadway Direct

This April 22 will mark the second Earth Day since COVID-19 shut Broadway down. And for Molly Braverman, director of the Broadway Green Alliance, and Susan Sampliner, the BGA’s co-founder …

SOURCE: Broadway Direct at 12:00AM
Thursday, April 15, 2021

Watch Now: Broadway Is Now Going to Get Its Shot Parody Video by Broadway Direct

And after that shot, come back for another shot! Check out this parody video from The Late Show with Stephen Colbert of "My Shot" from Hamilton. Don't throw away your shot! The post Watch No…

SOURCE: Broadway Direct at 04:22PM
Tuesday, April 13, 2021

How NY PopsUp Brought Performances back to NYC by Elysa Gardner For Broadway Direct

On April 2, more than a year after the COVID pandemic forced the shutdown of all Broadway theaters, 150 lucky people filed into the St. James Theatre to enjoy a pair of short sets by Savion …

SOURCE: Broadway Direct at 11:49AM

5 Questions with Jessica Hecht by Broadway Direct

You may know Jessica Hecht from playing Gretchen Schwartz on Breaking Bad or Susan Bunch from Friends. She has also made numerous Broadway appearances, earning a Tony Award nomination for Be…

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Monday, April 12, 2021

NYC Times Square Vaccination Site Opens to Theatre Workers by Broadway Direct

Don’t throw away your shot! As previously announced, Mayor Bill De Blasio has plans to create a vaccine mobile site to serve Broadway workers, in a larger initiative to bring Broadway and …

SOURCE: Broadway Direct at 04:55PM

NY PopsUp Festival Continues Performance Initiative on Broadway by Broadway Direct

On Saturday, April 10, NY PopsUp, the statewide initiative designed to celebrate and reinvigorate the arts in New York, presented the second performance inside a Broadway theater since New …

SOURCE: Broadway Direct at 12:31PM

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