Tuesday, September 25, 2018

An ‘Almost Famous’ musical is in development by Caitlin Huston

A musical adaptation of “Almost Famous” is in development and will feature music by Tom Kitt. The musical is produced by Lia Vollack, on behalf of Columbia Live Stage, Joey Parne…

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Shonda Rhimes, Jada Pinkett Smith, Gabrielle Union-Wade join producing team of ‘American Son’ by Caitlin Huston

Shonda Rhimes, Jada Pinkett Smith and Gabrielle Union-Wade have joined “American Son” as co-producers. They join Simpson Street, the producing company of star Kerry Washington, as well a…

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New musical about the life of artist Jean-Michel Basquiat in development by Caitlin Huston

A new musical about the life of artist Jean-Michel Basquiat is in development. Producers Alan D. Marks and Barbara Marks have obtained the rights to Basquiat’s art work and personal archiv…

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Monday, September 24, 2018

In ‘The Nap,’ audiences and actors learn the rules of snooker by Caitlin Huston

“The Nap” has come to Broadway with a mission to popularize the sport of snooker. The first challenge: explaining what it is. Simply put, snooker is a version of pool that originated wit…

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

‘All My Sons’ to return to Broadway starring Annette Bening, Tracy Letts by Caitlin Huston

Arthur Miller’s “All My Sons” is returning to Broadway this spring, starring Annette Bening and Tracy Letts. The Roundabout Theatre Company production will be directed by Gregory Moshe…

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Second Stage Theater elects two co-chairs to lead its board by Caitlin Huston

Second Stage Theater has voted in two co-chairs to lead its board of trustees, replacing Chairman Stephen C. Sherrill who has held the position for more than three decades. Terry Lindsay, cu…

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Broadway HD announces VP of operations appointment by Caitlin Huston

Tom Kinney has joined streaming platform BroadwayHD as its vice president of operations. Kinney comes to BroadwayHD after working at Spectrum and Freeport Metrics, a digital product developm…

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

At Sardi’s, a drink and a business opportunity by Caitlin Huston

On an average Tuesday at Sardi’s, playwrights, producers and theater owners are sprinkled across the expansive dining room enveloped in deep red. They lunch on salads paired with wine, but…

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Brandon Uranowitz to join the cast of ‘The Band’s Visit’ by Caitlin Huston

Brandon Uranowitz will take over the role of Itzik in “The Band’s Visit” beginning Oct. 9. Uranowitz, a two-time Tony Award nominee, will replace John Cariani, who has been with the ro…

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Monday, September 17, 2018

Tony Carlin to take over role of Louis in ‘Bernhardt/Hamlet’ by Caitlin Huston

Understudy Tony Carlin will take over the role of Louis in “Bernhardt/Hamlet,” replacing Paxton Whitehead who has left the production for health reasons. Carlin, whose recent Bro…

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Six Broadway theaters to dim lights in memory of Marin Mazzie by Caitlin Huston

Six Broadway theaters will dim their lights Wednesday evening to honor Marin Mazzie, who passed away Sept. 13 at the age of 57. The six theaters, the Al Hirschfeld, Broadhurst, Gershwin, Ge…

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Gov. Andrew Cuomo defeats Cynthia Nixon in New York governor race by Caitlin Huston

Incumbent Andrew Cuomo defeated Cynthia Nixon in the Democratic primary race for governor Thursday. Cuomo was declared the victor late Thursday, bringing in 65% of the vote to Nixon’s …

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Music Theatre International acquires licensing rights to ‘Beautiful’ by Caitlin Huston

Music Theatre International has acquired the worldwide licensing rights to “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.” The musical opened on Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on Jan. 12…

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Tony Award-nominated actor Marin Mazzie passes away at age 57 by Caitlin Huston

Actor Marin Mazzie passed away Thursday morning at the age of 57, her publicist Kim Correro confirmed. Mazzie, who had been battling Stage IV Ovarian Cancer since May of 2015, passed away pe…

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Full cast set for ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ by Caitlin Huston

Helmed by Jeff Daniels, “To Kill A Mockingbird” has set its full cast. Alongside the previously announced Daniels as Atticus, Celia Keenan-Bolger as Scout, Will Pullen as Jem and…

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Opinion: Craig Zadan’s legacy will live on through Broadway, TV projects by Jeremy Gerard

As he accepted the fifth, and most important, Creative Emmy award for “Jesus Christ Superstar” last Sunday, executive producer Neil Meron said, “This is for Craig. Craig Zadan’s miss…

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Ruth Wilson, Elizabeth Marvel, Jayne Houdyshell join cast of Broadway’s ‘King Lear’ by Caitlin Huston

Ruth Wilson, Elizabeth Marvel, Jayne Houdyshell and more will star alongside Glenda Jackson, who will play the titular role in “King Lear” on Broadway. The principal cast will al…

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Andrea Martin, Nathan Lane to star in Taylor Mac play on Broadway by Caitlin Huston

Andrea Martin and Nathan Lane will star on Broadway this spring in a new play written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Taylor Mac. The play, called “Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus,”…

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General Manager Nathan Gehan launches Fifth Estate Entertainment by Caitlin Huston

Nathan Gehan, formerly of Bespoke Theatricals, has launched a new production and general management company, Fifth Estate Entertainment. Fifth Estate will focus on producing and managing tou…

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Monday, September 10, 2018

Tatiana Maslany will make her Broadway debut in ‘Network’ this fall by Caitlin Huston

Tatiana Maslany will make her Broadway debut in “Network” this fall, starring alongside Bryan Cranston. Producers David Binder, the National Theatre, Patrick Myles, David Luff, Ros Povey…

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Tony Awards to continue on CBS despite Les Moonves departure by Caitlin Huston

The Tony Awards will continue airing on CBS for the next several years despite the departure of CBS chief executive Les Moonves, a major proponent of the broadcast.   The broadcast is slate…

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‘The Band’s Visit’ recoups after 11 months on Broadway by Caitlin Huston

“The Band’s Visit” has recouped its $8.75 million capitalization after 11 months on Broadway, the producers announced Monday. The musical won 10 Tony Awards last season, including Best…

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Thursday, September 6, 2018

‘Beetlejuice’ musical to open at Broadway’s Winter Garden Theatre in April by Caitlin Huston

The “Beetlejuice” musical has announced that it will open on Broadway at the Winter Garden Theatre in April 2019.   Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures and Langley Park Productions ma…

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Tony Awards announces nominating committee for 2018-2019 season by Caitlin Huston

The Tony Awards has announced its nominating committee for the 2018-2019 Broadway season. The committee members, who serve a three year term, attend all Broadway productions during the seaso…

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‘Be More Chill’ will transfer to Broadway’s Lyceum Theatre by Caitlin Huston

“Be More Chill” will open on Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre in March. The musical, with a score by Joe Iconis and a book by Joe Tracz, is currently running off-Broadway at the Si…

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Al Roker to make his Broadway debut in ‘Waitress’ this October by Caitlin Huston

Weather anchor Al Roker will join the cast of “Waitress” on Oct. 5 in the role of “Joe.” This is the Broadway debut for Roker, who is an anchor on NBC’s Today s…

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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Four Broadway theaters to dim lights in memory of actor Carole Shelley by Caitlin Huston

Four Broadway theaters will dim their lights Wednesday evening in memory of actor Carole Shelley, who passed away on Aug. 31 at the age of 79. The Gershwin Theatre, the Walter Kerr Theatre, …

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‘The Ferryman’ announces complete casting for Broadway run by Caitlin Huston

“The Ferryman” has announced the complete cast for its Broadway run this fall. Joining the more than 30-person cast are ensemble members Audrey Bennett, Peter Bradbury, Trevor …

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Hailey Kilgore returns to lead role in ‘Once on This Island” by Caitlin Huston

Hailey Kilgore is returning to “Once on This Island” Tuesday night, after recovering from a foot injury. In Kilgore’s absence, Loren Lott returned to the cast to play the r…

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Shaping the next generation of creative producers by Caitlin Huston

Before “The Band’s Visit” won 10 Tony Awards, its lead producer, Orin Wolf, learned the tricks of the trade from some of the industry’s top names. Wolf was part of the inaugural clas…

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Friday, August 31, 2018

‘Gettin’ the Band Back Together’ to close on Sept. 16 by Caitlin Huston

“Gettin’ the Band Back Together” is closing about a month after it opened on Broadway, the show announced late Friday. The musical will play its final performance on Sept. 16, marking …

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