Thursday, June 27, 2019

Vanessa Carlton Takes Over the Role of Carole King in Beautiful on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Vanessa Carlton makes her official Broadway debut on June 27 portraying another music star, Carole King, in the hit bio-musical Beautiful at the Stephen …

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Odds & Ends: Bette Midler to Perform at New York City Pride & More by

Here's a quick roundup of stories you might have missed today.Bette Midler to Perform at New York City Pride Stage-and-screen legend Bette Midler, a 2017 Tony winner for her incredible turn …

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Jessica Vosk & More to Lead World Premiere Musical Becoming Nancy at Alliance Theatre by Andy Lefkowitz

Full casting is set for the highly anticipated new musical Becoming Nancy, slated to make its world premiere this fall at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, GA. The previously announced produc…

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Mallory Portnoy on Turning Down Her Oklahoma! Audition Twice, Gertie's Iconic Laugh & More by Eric King

Mallory Portnoy and Damon Daunno in Oklahoma! (Photo: Little Fang)Mallory Portnoy has been cackling her way through Daniel Fish's reimagined Oklahoma! since its first production at Bard Coll…

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Kaitlyn Black stops by to chat about #DateMe: An OkCupid Experiment and more with Ryan Lee Gilbert.

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Tom Stoppard's Leopoldstadt to Make World Premiere in London's West End by Andy Lefkowitz

Acclaimed dramatist Tom Stoppard will debut his latest work in London next year. Titled Leopoldstadt, the world premiere play will begin previews on January 25, 2020 and open on February 12 …

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Casting Announced for Immersive Mamma Mia! Dance Party in London by Andy Lefkowitz

Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to sing out with a super fun group of stars. Casting is here for Mamma Mia! The Party, the new site-specific experience set to debut in London this su…

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

King Kong Will End Its Broadway Reign by Andy Lefkowitz

The new musical King Kong has scheduled a closing date of August 18 at the Broadway Theatre. The show began previews on October 5, 2018 and officially opened on November 8. By closing, King…

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The Cher Show Sets Final Performance Date on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

The Cher Show, the flashy new Broadway bio-musical about the life of the Oscar-winning music legend, has scheduled a final performance date of August 18 at the Neil Simon Theatre. The pr…

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The Beat Goes On! The Cher Show Will Launch a National Tour in Fall 2020 by Ryan Gilbert

You haven't seen the last of her! The new Broadway jukebox musical The Cher Show will launch a national tour in October 2020. The traveling production will kickoff in Rochester, NY, before h…

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The Prom Film to Star Meryl Streep, James Corden, Andrew Rannells & Nicole Kidman by Andy Lefkowitz

It's time to dance! A star-packed cast has been assembled to lead Netflix's upcoming film adaptation of the Tony-nominated musical The Prom. The previously announced movie, produced by Emmy…

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Odds & Ends: Adam Pascal to Debut Acoustic Solo Show in NYC & More by

Here's a quick roundup of stories you might have missed today.Adam Pascal to Debut Acoustic Solo Show in NYC Adam Pascal, the beloved stage star whose iconic, Tony-nominated performance as R…

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Don't Stop Believin'! See the Cast of Rock of Ages Celebrate Re-Opening Night at New World Stages by

Rock of Ages has officially returned to the New York stage! The 1987-set musical is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a return run at New World Stages through October 6. Stars CJ Eldred,…

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Kent Overshown Completes Cast of Encores! Off-Center's Promenade by Andy Lefkowitz

New York theater alum Kent Overshown will take the stage of City Center next month, co-starring in the Encores! Off-Center staging of Al Carmines and Maria Irene Fornés' 1969 musical Promen…

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Mallory Portnoy stops by HQ to chat about Oklahoma! and more with Ryan Lee Gilbert.

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Stephen Sondheim Joins Jason Robert Brown & an Epic Group of Broadway Stars for Subculture Benefit by Andy Lefkowitz

Broadway icon Jason Robert Brown and Marc Kaplan of the downtown venue Subculture made Broadway fans' dreams come true on June 24, with a special performance at Town Hall benefiting the gun…

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Judith Ivey to Headline Samuel D. Hunter's World Premiere Greater Clements at Lincoln Center Theater by Andy Lefkowitz

Lincoln Center Theater has announced the world premiere staging of Greater Clements, a new work written by Lortel winner Samuel D. Hunter (The Whale), slated to play the Mitzi E. Newhouse Th…

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See Ben Platt, Winners Ekele Ukegbu & Ethan Kelso & More at the 2019 Jimmy Awards by Lindsey Sullivan

The 11th Annual Jimmy Awards took place on June 24 at the Minskoff Theatre, current home to The Lion King. The Jimmy Awards, also known as National High School Musical Theatre Awards, is bas…

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Dave Chappelle Adds Second Week to Broadway Comedy Engagement by Andy Lefkowitz

Now there are more chances to check out Dave Chappelle in his upcoming Broadway debut. The comedian and actor has extended his previously announced engagement through July 20 at the Lunt-Fon…

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Backstage at Aladdin with Michael James Scott, Episode 1: Welcome! by

Need a little Genie magic this summer? Aladdin star Michael James Scott is here for you! Head backstage at the New Amsterdam Theatre for the inaugural episode of his new vlog!

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Tootsie's Julie Halston on Her Big Wig, Finding Confidence Through Comedy & More by Caitlin Moynihan

Julie Halston has been gracing Broadway stages for the past 20 years, and now she's playing quick-witted producer Rita Marshall in Tootsie. "I think what's phenomenal is I've been in so many…

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The Prom Film to Star Meryl Streep, James Corden, Andrew Rannells, Nicole Kidman & Ariana Grande by Andy Lefkowitz

It's time to dance! A star-packed cast has been assembled to lead Netflix's upcoming film adaptation of the Tony-nominated musical The Prom. The previously announced small-screen movie, prod…

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Monday, June 24, 2019 #LiveAtFive with Julie Halston of Tootsie by

Julie Halston stops by HQ to chat about Tootsie and more with Ryan Lee Gilbert.

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Broadway Grosses: Beetlejuice Has Highest-Grossing Week Yet by

The June 9 Tony Awards telecast did a great service to the acclaimed Tony-nominated musical Beetlejuice, which has seen a steady rise at the box office since its delightful televised perform…

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West End Mamma Mia! Star Mazz Murray on Graduating from Tanya to Donna, Performing in We Will Rock You for a Decade & More by Matt Wolf

Mazz Murray (the snappy first name is short for Marianne) has lent her distinctive rock sound to such West End musical mainstays as We Will Rock You, as the Killer Queen, and Chicago. The gu…

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Star James Snyder Is's Next Vlogger by Andy Lefkowitz

James Snyder, the standout actor currently appearing on Broadway in the title role of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, has signed on to lead's new vlog—"Magic to Do"—star…

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William F. Brown, Tony-Nominated Book Writer of The Wiz, Dies at 91 by Paul Wontorek

William F. Brown, the Tony-nominated American writer who is best known for his libretto to the long-running Broadway musical The Wiz, died on June 23 in Westport, CT, according to his longti…

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Christian Borle Pens Stage Play Featuring Characters from Marvel Comics by Andy Lefkowitz

Two-time Tony-winning actor Christian Borle is among a talented group of authors participating in the launch of Marvel Spotlight, a collection of stage plays featuring characters from Marve…

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Tootsie's Julie Halston, Oklahoma!'s Mallory Portnoy and More Set for #LiveAtFive by Caitlin Moynihan's #LiveAtFive is a daily news show on Facebook Live, in which our editors discuss the newest buzz on Broadway, chat with stage stars about their current projects, and take quest…

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Raúl Esparza, Brandon Uranowitz & More to Star in Stephen Sondheim & John Weidman's Road Show at Encores! Off-Center by Andy Lefkowitz

Casting has been announced for the upcoming Encores! Off-Center staging of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's 2008 musical Road Show. The previously announced production, directed and chore…

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Tony Winner Rachel Chavkin Talks the Upcoming Moby Dick Musical and More in Latest Elaine Paige on Sunday Episode by

The latest episode of Elaine Paige on Sunday is officially here and ready for your listening ears. Every week, we're sharing the Olivier-winning stage icon's new BBC Radio 2 show for the enj…

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