Thursday, January 26, 2023

‘The Piano Lesson’ to be filmed for Lincoln Center Theatre on Film and Tape Archives by Caitlin Hornik

Producers Brian Anthony Moreland, Sonia Friedman, Tom Kirdahy, Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker have announced that the Jan. 26 performance of “The Piano Lesson” will be filmed for the Linc…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 07:21PM

Robyn Hurder opens up about why ‘A Beautiful Noise’ was ‘completely unexpected’ by Caitlin Hornik

Robyn Hurder is treading the boards once again in, “A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical,” her seventh Broadway show. On the latest episode of “The Broadway Show with Tamsen Fad…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 06:50PM

Situation Group launches new digital-transformation initiative by Ruthie Fierberg

Broadway News has learned exclusively that Situation Group, a leading digital-marketing agency in the Broadway space, has launched a new business initiative called The Hatch Program.  Bille…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 09:56AM
Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Marianne Elliott-helmed ‘Company’ to launch North American tour by Ruthie Fierberg

Producers of the Tony Award-winning revival of “Company” have announced that the musical will tour North America during the 2023-2024 season. The production will launch at the Fisher The…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 01:37PM

New Louis Armstrong musical eyes Broadway by Caitlin Hornik

“A Wonderful World, A New Musical about the Life and Loves of Louis Armstrong” is set to premiere in New Orleans and then Chicago this fall. The musical will play the Saenger Theatre in …

SOURCE: Broadway News at 12:56AM

Prop piano from Broadway’s ‘Piano Lesson’ to land in Smithsonian museum by Caitlin Hornik

The prop piano at the center of the current Broadway revival of August Wilson’s “The Piano Lesson” will be donated to The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History an…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 12:40AM
Tuesday, January 24, 2023

‘Between Riverside and Crazy’ announces extension by Caitlin Hornik

The Second Stage Theater production of “Between Riverside and Crazy” has announced a one-week extension through Feb. 19. The Broadway production of Stephen Adly Guirgis’ play, directed…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 04:28PM

‘Phantom’ surpasses audience milestone while Broadway’s January box office slump continues by Caitlin Hornik

Last week, “The Phantom of the Opera” welcomed its 20 millionth audience member since opening on Broadway in 1988. The musical was this past week’s highest-grossing production, earning…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 03:49PM

Outer Critics Circle Awards announces 2023 dates and genderless acting categories by Ruthie Fierberg

The Outer Critics Circle (OCC) has announced that the 72nd annual Outer Critics Circle Awards will take place on May 25 at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Nominations wi…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 10:05AM

Broadway’s Stephanie Hsu, Brian Tyree Henry among 2023 Oscar nominees  by Ruthie Fierberg

Riz Ahmed and Allison Williams announced the nominees for the 95th annual Academy Awards on Jan. 24. Among those recognized with nominations were a number of Broadway stars.  Angela Bassett…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 10:01AM

Gary Perez joins cast of ‘Between Riverside and Crazy’ by Ruthie Fierberg

In the final weeks of Broadway’s “Between Riverside and Crazy,” Gary Perez has stepped into the cast as Lieutenant Caro; he began on Jan. 20. Perez replaced Michael Rispoli, who exited…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 09:59AM
Monday, January 23, 2023

Kids’ Night on Broadway sets 2023 date by Caitlin Hornik

The Broadway League has announced that Kids’ Night on Broadway will return on March 21. Celebrating its 25th year, the annual event allows children 18 and younger the opportunity to see a …

SOURCE: Broadway News at 08:06PM

‘Broadway Backwards’ sets date for 2023 by Caitlin Hornik

The annual concert “Broadway Backwards” will return to the New Amsterdam Theatre on March 13. Produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, “Broadway Backwards” celebrates the LGBTQ…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 07:53PM

‘Camelot’ announces full casting by Ruthie Fierberg

Lincoln Center Theater has announced the full cast for its upcoming revival of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s “Camelot.” In addition to the previously announced Andrew Burnap, P…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 12:34PM

‘Room’ to open on Broadway starring Adrienne Warren by Caitlin Hornik

“Room,” a new play with music based on Emma Donoghue’s eponymous novel, will open on Broadway in the spring. The limited run is slated to begin performances on April 3 ahead of an offi…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 09:03AM
Friday, January 20, 2023

‘Collaboration’ and ‘Beautiful Noise’ writer reveals the question he asks when writing about real people by Caitlin Hornik

Writer Anthony McCarten currently has two shows running on Broadway, both of which are about cultural legends. The book writer behind “The Collaboration” and “A Beautiful Noise, The Ne…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 06:00PM

New musical ‘Iraqi Rose,’ to have industry reading by Caitlin Hornik

Band-frontman-turned-Broadway-writer Larry Kirwan has a new musical in development, “Iraqi Rose.” An industry reading, directed by Joe Barros, is set for Jan. 27. Kirwan, who conceived a…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 05:35PM
Thursday, January 19, 2023

Kenny Leon to helm reading of developing musical ‘In the Mood’ by Ruthie Fierberg

Tony Award-winning director Kenny Leon will direct an industry reading of the new musical “In the Mood” later this month. The musical features a book by Karen Hartman and a score of big …

SOURCE: Broadway News at 09:10AM
Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Drag Race champion Jinkx Monsoon puts her trust in her new Broadway production team by Caitlin Hornik

Jinkx Monsoon was dubbed the first-ever “Queen of All Queens” after becoming the only contestant to win two seasons of “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” Now, she’s focused on conquering her …

SOURCE: Broadway News at 11:46PM

Elena Chang named managing director of EDI initiatives at Theatre Communications Group by Ruthie Fierberg

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has announced that Elena Chang has been promoted to the newly created position of managing director of EDI initiatives. In the role, Chang will supervise t…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 04:41PM

‘Funny Girl’ to host Broadway cast album signing event by Caitlin Hornik

Current company members of “Funny Girl,” including Lea Michele and Tovah Feldshuh, will host a cast album signing event on Jan. 20 at the August Wilson Theatre from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. The …

SOURCE: Broadway News at 03:07PM

Five Broadway productions earn GLAAD Media Awards nominations by Caitlin Hornik

Nominees have been announced for the 34th annual GLAAD Media Awards, which highlight LGBTQ representation on stage, screen, film and beyond. “RuPaul’s Drag Race” stars Salina EsTitties…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 11:44AM
Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Broadway’s ‘Some Like It Hot’ to record original cast album by Caitlin Hornik

An original Broadway cast album of the new musical “Some Like It Hot” will be recorded this month, Concord Theatricals Recordings has announced.  The album is set to be released digital…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 10:04PM

‘A Strange Loop’ breaks records in final week while Broadway box office continues to falter by Caitlin Hornik

“A Strange Loop” grossed $955,591 over the course of its final eight performances, marking a 93% increase from the previous week. It was the Tony Award-winning musical’s highest-grossi…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 06:20PM

‘The Collaboration’ announces third extension by Caitlin Hornik

“The Collaboration” has extended for a third time and will now run through Feb. 11 at Manhattan Theatre Club’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Performances began on Nov. 30. A first extens…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 03:09PM
Friday, January 13, 2023

McKenzie Kurtz to join Broadway’s ‘Wicked’ by Caitlin Hornik

McKenzie Kurtz will assume the role of Glinda in “Wicked” on Broadway beginning Feb. 14. She succeeds current cast member Brittney Johnson, who will play her final performance at the Ger…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 03:58PM

‘Kimberly Akimbo’ to release original cast recording by Ruthie Fierberg

An original cast album of Broadway’s “Kimberly Akimbo” will be released by Ghostlight Records in digital and streaming formats. The recording will drop on Feb. 14 and is available for …

SOURCE: Broadway News at 11:57AM
Thursday, January 12, 2023

Colton Ryan and Anna Uzele to lead ‘New York, New York’ on Broadway by Caitlin Hornik

Principal casting has been announced for the upcoming Broadway production of “New York, New York.” Colton Ryan and Anna Uzele will take on the lead roles of Jimmy Doyle and Francine Evan…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 04:22PM

White Cherry Entertainment to produce Tony Awards through 2026 by Ruthie Fierberg

Tony Awards Productions has announced that it has renewed its contract with White Cherry Entertainment, which will continue to serve as the production team for the Broadway awards ceremony t…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 12:23PM

A brain aneurysm threatened his life — now Erik Jensen is on Broadway by Caitlin Hornik

Actor and playwright Erik Jensen is making his Broadway debut less than a year after surviving a brain aneurysm. Currently appearing as Bruno Bischofberger in “The Collaboration,” Jensen…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 11:50AM

‘Here Lies Love’ to open on Broadway in 2023 by Caitlin Hornik

“Here Lies Love,” the musical about the rise and fall of former First Lady of the Philippines Imelda Marcos, will open on Broadway this summer. Previews will begin on June 17 ahead of an…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 09:00AM

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