Tuesday, June 9, 2020

BEST OF THE DECADE: 15 Favorite New Musicals Based on Films by JK

Love 'em or hate 'em, musicals based on films have been on Broadway for decades. There have been some great ones (Grand Hotel, Sunset Boulevard), and some not so great ones (you know what we…

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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

BEST OF THE DECADE: The Broadway Top 40 Countdown #40 -31 by JK

Only time will tell if the second decade of the 21st Century will have generated what will be known as a "classic Broadway musical." No one knows for sure. But with the wonderful mix of esta…

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020


Josh Swallows Broadway is a popular comedy podcast on the Broadway Podcast Network hosted by Broadway funny man Josh Lamon (The Prom, Groundhog Day, Finding Neverland, Hair). Since the Quara…

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Standing @ Zero: Hamilton's Thayne Jasperson by JK

This month, we are celebrating a Standing @ Zero Hero, who is that most revered (and rare) ensemblist: a long-run chorus member/multi-track understudy. In this case, The show is Hamilton, an…

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Monday, April 13, 2020

Ali Stroker, Lilli Cooper, Teal Wicks, Ciara Renee, and More Join This Week's Lineup Of CURTAIN UP!, A Show Dedicated To Entertaining Isolated Seniors

Tony Award Winner Ali Stroker (Broadway: Oklahoma; Deaf West's Spring Awakening); Lilli Cooper (Broadway: Tootsie, Tony Nominee; Spongebob Squarepants), Teal Wicks (Broadway: The Cher Show; …

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

VIDEO: Check Out the New Episode Of Joshua Turchin's THE EARLY NIGHT SHOW - VIRTUAL EDITION

The Early Night Show with Joshua Turchin- Virtual Edition (Corona Cabaret) continues with the release of the fifth episode featuring special guests Swayam Bhatia (Disney+'s Mighty Ducks, Rea…

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

The Cher Show's Teal Wicks to Lead World Premiere Frank Wildhorn Musical Camille Claudel at D.C.'s Signature by Andy Lefkowitz

Teal Wicks, the stage veteran most recently seen as Lady in The Cher Show, will headline Tony-nominated composer Frank Wildhorn's new musical Camille Claudel at Washington, D.C.'s Signature…

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Saturday, February 22, 2020

“It Shoulda Been You” – A Show That Shoulda Been A Hit by Cary Ginell

Occasionally, Broadway audiences miss the target. Such is the case with It Shoulda Been You, a musical that somehow lasted less than five months before slinking off into tours and community …

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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Musical of the Month: Disney's Beauty and the Beast: The Cast by JK

The original cast of Disney's Beauty and the Beast was full of newbies, seasoned players, up-and-coming stars, future Tony Award winners and even a bona fide Broadway/TV legend! What, if …

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Friday, January 31, 2020

The New York Pops: “Find Your Dream: The Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein” by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

The New York Pops’ latest concert, Find Your Dream, was a glorious tribute to nostalgia. Not only was it an evening of the beloved songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein with selectionsfrom all …

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Saturday, January 18, 2020

“Finding Neverland” – A Charming, Delightful Anatomy Of A Fantasy In The Making by Cary Ginell

In Finding Neverland, reality is blurred by imagination as J. M. Barrie, the creator of the characters and the original play version of Peter Pan, struggles with writer’s block as he tries…

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Matthew Morrison Breaks Our Hearts with a 'Go the Distance' Disney Tribute by Michael Appler

Matthew Morrison, the Tony- and Emmy-nominated actor loved for his role as Will Schuester in Glee, has released the first single and video from his upcoming album, Disney Dreamin' With Ma…

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Thursday, January 9, 2020

Dee Roscioli, Nicole Vanessa Ortiz, and More Join 54 SINGS DOLLY PARTON

Dee Roscioli (Wicked, The Cher Show), Nicole Vanessa Ortiz (Smokey Joe's Café), Ben Clark (The Circus in Winter, Skin and Bones), Gregory Driscoll (Fab The Duo), Victoria Huston-Elem (Findi…

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Friday, December 20, 2019

Call Redialed: NEW Carolee Carmello Interview: "Hello, Dolly!" Tour by Adam Rothenberg

Three-time Tony Nominee Carolee Carmello is one of my favorite Broadway stars! Every time I see her perform, I am transported to another world where her heavenly voice lifts me high up above…

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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Photo Flash: First Look at EMOJILAND Rehearsal Photos with Lesli Margherita, Josh Lamon and More

 Emojiland The Musical has just released its first rehearsal photos, which include shots of Broadway stars Lesli Margherita as Princess Josh Lamon as Prince and Ann Harada as Pile of Poo. T…

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Monday, December 2, 2019

"I’m Always Proud To Be A Part Of A Great Ensemble.” by Mo Brady

by Alessia Salimbene Ryan Worsing (Photo by Roberto Araujo …

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Max Crumm, Jacob Dickey and More Will Round Out Star-Studded Cast of EMOJILAND

The Emojiland kingdom is now complete! Arborhouse Productions & Visceral Entertainment (Michael Chase Gosselin and Tim Sulka) today announced that Max Crumm (Grease, Disaster) will take …

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Max Crumm, Jacob Dickey & More Round Out the Cast of Emojiland by Andy Lefkowitz

We're all smiles! Max Crumm and Jacob Dickey are among the newly announced batch of stars set to appear in the upcoming off-Broadway transfer of Emojiland. The previously announced tune…

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Tickets Are Now on Sale for Off-Broadway's Love Actually? The Unauthorized Musical Parody by Broadway.com

Tickets are now on sale for Love Actually? The Unauthorized Musical Parody, a new tuner based on the hit film, set to debut off-Broadway later this month. Tim Drucker will direct the product…

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Casting Announced for Love Actually? The Unauthorized Musical Parody Off-Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Complete casting is here for Love Actually? The Unauthorized Musical Parody, a new tuner based on the hit film, set to debut off-Broadway later this month. Tim Drucker will direct the produ…

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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Laura Michelle Kelly & Sean Terje Helleren Welcome First Child by Andy Lefkowitz

Congratulations to Broadway and West End star Laura Michelle Kelly and her husband, Sean Terje Helleren, who have announced the birth of their first child, Raphael Benjamin Helleren. Kelly…

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Broadway Alum and Olivier Winner Laura Michelle Kelly Welcomes Her First Child by Ruthie Fierberg

The King & I and Finding Neverland star announced the new arrival October 31.

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Thursday, October 24, 2019

Broadway-Bound Mrs. Doubtfire Musical Completes Casting for World Premiere at 5th Avenue Theatre by Andy Lefkowitz

Full casting has been announced for the upcoming world premiere of Mrs. Doubtfire, a new musical based on the popular film, appearing at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre this winter. The previou…

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

#TBT: OBCR: Finding Neverland by JK

The Peter Pan story resonates with me much like Harry Potter resonates with the generations after mine (for the record, I love Harry Potter). And the Peter Pan story has come in many forms, …

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

“MJ the Musical” Offers Discount to Anyone Who Can Look at Themselves After by Broadway Beat

by Zach Raffio. @zachraffio. NEW YORK, NY - The previously cancelled, now retitled “MJ the Musical”, based on the life of the highly controversial “King of Pop” Michael Jackson, anno…

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Sunday, October 6, 2019

Anthony Warlow on Jekyll and Hyde by Gabi Bergman

This is the moment. Anthony Warlow is finally playing Jekyll (and Hyde). Arguably one of Australia’s finest theatrical exports, Anthony has had a career spanning over 30 years, both in A…

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Friday, October 4, 2019

The Friday 5: Broadway Boats by JK

Yesterday's 58th anniversary of Noel Coward's musical, Sail Away got me to thinking about all the boats I've seen on Broadway. It is amazing how many I've seen, really. Now, that's stage ma…

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Sunday, September 15, 2019

It's Tour Week on #LiveAtFive! Get to Know the Stars Taking Hello, Dolly!, A Bronx Tale & More on the Road by Caitlin Moynihan

Broadway.com'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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Friday, August 16, 2019

Kingsley Leggs & More Join Off-Broadway Revival of Little Shop of Horrors by Andy Lefkowitz

Full casting is here for the hotly anticipated new off-Broadway staging of Little Shop of Horrors. The previously announced production, directed by Tony winner Michael Mayer, will begin prev…

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Monday, August 12, 2019

Inspiring Change by Angela Tricarico

by Mara Jill Herman (Graphic by Brittney Keim) In 2018, I was…

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Laura Michelle Kelly & Clifton Davis to Star in Austen's Pride at 5th Avenue Theatre by Andy Lefkowitz

Two acclaimed stage stars are headlining a new musical out west. Veteran performers Laura Michelle Kelly and Clifton Davis will portray Jane Austen and Mr. Bennet, respectively, in Austen's…

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