Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Rent: Live star Brennin Hunt joining Broadway's Pretty Woman by Lauren Huff

Broadway’s Pretty Woman: The Musical has a new Vivian and Edward. Rent: Live star Brennin Hunt and Pretty Woman ensemble member and understudy Jillian Mueller have been tapped to play the …

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Friday, May 17, 2019

Back to the Future: The Musical finally sets 2020 world premiere by Nick Romano

Let’s go back… back… back… to the year 2012, when Back to the Future director Robert Zemeckis and co-screenwriter Bob Gale had plans for a musical based on their time-tripping 1985 m…

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Friday, May 10, 2019

Thanks to the world of audio, New York theater is being revolutionized by David Canfield

When it was reported in late April that Rona Munro’s play My Name Is Lucy Barton was headed to Broadway, the story carried an obvious selling point: Four-time Tony nominee Laura Linney was…

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Vanessa Carlton to make Broadway debut as Carole King in Beautiful by Maureen Lee Lenker

Vanessa Carlton can feel the earth move under her feet. Producers announced today that the pop singer is poised to make her Broadway debut this summer stepping behind the piano as Carole Kin…

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

See Jake Gyllenhaal mash up his Spider-Man character and Broadway play by Maureen Lee Lenker

Jake Gyllenhaal has shared an Instagram video that is very “mysterio.” The actor posted a mashed-up version of the trailer for his forthcoming Broadway play Sea Wall/A Life, in which h…

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Monday, May 6, 2019

Taye Diggs explains why he really didn't want to audition for Rent on Broadway by Maureen Lee Lenker

Watch the full episode of Couch Surfing streaming now on, or download the PeopleTV app on your favorite device. The original Broadway cast of Rent found the project opened …

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Bruce Springsteen says he's written 'almost an album’s worth of material for the band' by Maureen Lee Lenker

Bruce Springsteen is no longer sick of sitting ’round here trying to write this . On Sunday night at a Netflix FYSEE event on behalf of his special Springsteen on Broadway, the Boss reveal…

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Friday, May 3, 2019

News 'You Oughta Know': Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill musical sets Broadway premiere date by Nick Romano

Jagged Little Pill, the Broadway-bound musical based on Alanis Morissette’s hit album of the same name, has finally set a date. True to their previous word of a fall bow, producers Vivek J…

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Thursday, May 2, 2019

How Beauty and the Beast caught fire on Broadway 25 years ago by Marc Snetiker

Robert Jess Roth was a 27-year-old director of stage shows at Disneyland when he fantasized about much more than this provincial life. “I went to Michael Eisner with the idea of Disney do…

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Tony Awards 2019: See the full list of nominees by Jessica Derschowitz

We’re now one step closer to Broadway’s biggest night. Nominations have been announced for the 73rd annual Tony Awards, honoring the best plays, musicals, and performances of the 2018-20…

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Monday, April 29, 2019

You can now watch Alien: The Play — Sigourney Weaver even introduced the high school production by Maureen Lee Lenker

This news is so good it’s likely to make your chest burst. The viral sensation Alien: The Play, an unofficial adaptation of the 1979 film Alien, can now be viewed in-full thanks to a v…

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Sing Street is becoming a stage musical by Devan Coggan

Sing Street is coming to the stage. John Carney’s delightful and criminally underrated 2016 film — about a group of ’80s Irish teens who start a band — is getting a musical adaptatio…

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Laura Linney returning to Broadway in My Name Is Lucy Barton by David Canfield

For her next Broadway run, Laura Linney is going solo. The four-time Tony Award nominee will return to the Great White Way early next year for the American premiere of My Name Is Lucy Barto…

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Thursday, April 25, 2019

Beetlejuice comes to Broadway with a fun jaunt through the Netherworld: EW review by Nick Romano

There was a slight air of Rocky Horror Picture Show on Broadway last week, only the show was Beetlejuice, a new musical based on the Tim Burton cult classic. Patrons, some with orange hair, …

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Hear Sara Bareilles' first demo of 'She Used to Be Mine' from Waitress by Maureen Lee Lenker

It might take sugar, butter, and flour to make a perfect pie, but it took a lot more, including Sara Bareilles’ songwriting chops, to get to three years on Broadway. Waitress is celebratin…

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Tootsie, with Santino Fontana, gets all dressed up for Broadway: EW review by Breanne L. Heldman

Tootsie opens with a groan: A kitschy New York City set and far-too-happy, brightly dressed city dwellers singing about how everyone is so ambitious and everything’s so delicious in the bi…

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Monday, April 22, 2019

With Annette Bening and Tracy Letts, All My Sons makes a harrowing return: EW review by Jessica Derschowitz

Eleven years can feel like a lifetime ago — especially in an era where the news cycle can make a week seem to last a month — but that’s how long it’s been since All My Sons last appe…

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Breakout queer Broadway musical The Prom to get YA novel adaptation by David Canfield

The Prom party just keeps on rolling. EW can exclusively announce that a YA novel based on this Broadway season’s hit new musical is in the works and set to publish this fall. The queer-t…

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow take on Hillary and Clinton on Broadway: EW review by Jessica Shaw

Hillary and Clinton is about exactly what you think it’s about: Hillary and Bill. But it’s also about Hillary and that last name, and what it means to be attached to a reputation that is…

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Falsettos loses some of its luster but still packs a punch on tour: EW review by Maureen Lee Lenker

Since its Broadway debut in 1992, Falsettos has been hailed as a moving love story and a profound exploration of masculinity and sexuality. The 2016 Broadway revival continued to garner grea…

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Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge taking Sea Wall/A Life to Broadway this summer by Maureen Lee Lenker

Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge are headed to Broadway. Producers announced on Thursday that the duo will take the critically-acclaimed production of Sea Wall/A Life, which played to sol…

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Broadway's Hadestown takes an epic musical journey to the underworld: EW review by Jessica Derschowitz

As far as tales as old as time go, the stories of Greek mythology are pretty high up there, those epic stories of gods and men that have been told for thousands of years and inspired countle…

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Ryan Murphy producing film adaptation of The Boys in the Band for Netflix by Tim Stack

Ryan Murphy has once again pulled from the Broadway world for his latest Netflix announcement. The uber producer announce on Instagram that he will be bringing last summer’s highly success…

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Adam Driver and Keri Russell bring sexy if uneven smolder to Burn This: EW review by Leah Greenblatt

About midway through Burn This, dancer-turned-choreographer Anna talks about a piece she’s been working on, “a pas de deux for two couples”; “pas de quatre,” her boyfriend counters…

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Jeremy Pope is Broadway's MVP this season, and that's an amazing thing by David Canfield

It’s been a remarkable year so far for Jeremy Pope. The 26-year-old actor made his resounding Broadway debut to kick off 2019 with the Jan. 8 opening of Choir Boy, written by Oscar winner…

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Saturday, April 13, 2019

Laurie Metcalf and Eddie Izzard to star in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? on Broadway by Jessica Derschowitz

We’re going to be heading over to George and Martha’s next year. Laurie Metcalf and Eddie Izzard will play the battling couple in a new revival of Edward Albee’s searing play Who’s A…

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Friday, April 12, 2019

Disney on Broadway celebrates 25th anniversary with epic medley of hits by Ruth Kinane

Get ready to feel the love tonight, head under the sea, and let it go all at once! On Friday’s installment of Good Morning America, stars of three current Broadway hits — Aladdin, Frozen…

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'Alexa, open Entertainment Weekly!' by C. Molly Smith

There’s no shortage of incredible entertainment available these days, but what’s essential? What movies, TV, music, books, and more do you absolutely have to make a priority in your life…

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Queer Eye star Jonathan Van Ness says he'll be even more unfiltered during his comedy tour by Gerrad Hall

Jonathan Van Ness is a “total ham.” He admitted as much to EW right after the debut of Queer Eye last February. Little did many of the Netflix series’ viewers know, though, that the gr…

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Laurie Metcalf talks playing Hillary Clinton on stage: 'I feel a responsibility' by David Canfield

In Lucas Hnath’s play Hillary and Clinton, audience members are challenged to see an iconic political pair anew. The script calls for actors to not do impersonations; the prologue warns th…

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Watch the Hamilton casts have a Fosse dance-off by Lexi Vollero

The official @HamitonMusical Twitter account has declared war — with an extra special weapon: Fosse’s famed dance moves. Tonight marks the premiere of FX TV series Fosse/Verdon, detaili…

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