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BLACK ORPHEUS Is Headed To Broadway in 2023

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January 20, 2022

A new musical stage adaptation of Black Orpheus is in the works, featuring a book by Pulitzer Prize winner Nilo Cruz, music by Grammy winner Sergio Mendes and direction and choreography by Tony Winner Sergio Trujullo. Currently, a developmental workshop and out-of-town regional theatre run are planned for this year before a bow on Broadway in 2023. Originally based on the play Orfeu de Conceição by the great Moraes, Black Orpheus resets the classic Greek love story of Eurydice and Orfeu against the backdrop of a Rio de Janeiro favela during Carnival. Equal parts celebratory, erotic, haunting and tragic, Black Orpheus became an instant classic of popular culture, winning the Cannes Palme d'Or and the 1959 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, and introduced the world to Bossa Nova.

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Prospect Theater Company’s NOTES FROM NOW Heads To 59E59

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January 20, 2022

Billy Bustamante will direct and choreography Notes From Now, a brand-new musical anthology at 59E59 Theaters this March. Bringing together songwriters from Broadway and Beyond, this limited engagement is will run from March 2, 2022 through March 20, 2022. Notes From Now weaves together words and music to create a gallery of playful, provocative, and profound observations on the human journey. The line-up features newly-commissioned original songs created by 21 of today’s brightest musical theater writers: Jay Adana; Troy Anthony; Masi Asare; Jeff Blumenkrantz; Georgie Castilla and Jaime Lozano; Gretchen Cryer; Tia DeShazor and Derrick Byars; Alexandra Elle and Stephen Schwartz; Adam Gwon; Douglas Lyons and Ethan Pakchar; Peter Mills; Ryan Scott Oliver; Michelle J. Rodriguez; Angela Sclafani; Paulo K Tiról; and Amanda Yesnowitz and Deborah Abramson. 

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Day Off Diary: THE BOOK OF MORMON’s Derrick Williams

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January 18, 2022

For many actors, after a long 8-show week, their one day off is time to rest and recharge. This week, we caught up with Derrick Williams (and his pup!) from The Book of Mormon to spend an afternoon with him. Get to know a bit more about Derrick in his #DayOffDiary!

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Khaled Hosseini’s THE KITE RUNNER is Headed to Broadway This Summer

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January 18, 2022

The international best-selling novel The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini is headed to the Great White Way this summer in a new theatrical adaptation by Matthew Spangler. The new play will begin performances on July 6, 2022 at Broadway's Hayes Theater. An opening night is currently set for July 21, 2022 and it will run through October 30. Giles Croft is set to direct.

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A STRANGE LOOP Will Play Broadway’s Lyceum Theatre This Spring

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January 18, 2022

Michael R. Jackson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning musical A Strange Loop will open on Broadway next spring after acclaimed productions at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company and Playwrights Horizons. Directed by Stephen Brackett, the new musical is choreographed by Raja Feather Helly. This blisteringly funny new work exposes the heart and soul of a young artist grappling with desires, identity, and instincts he both loves and loathes. Hell-bent on breaking free of his own self-perception, Usher wrestles with the thoughts in his head, brought to life on stage by a hilarious, straight-shooting ensemble. Bold and heartfelt in its truth-telling, A Strange Loop is the big, Black, and queer-ass Great American Musical for all.

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PARADISE SQUARE Will Delay Performances on Broadway as COVID Precaution

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January 4, 2022

It seems Broadway will have to wait a little bit longer for Paradise Square. The new musical which just finished its out-of-town tryout in Chicago will delay performances as a precaution due to the spike in COVID cases from the Omicron variant. Paradise Square will now being previews on March 15, 2022 with an opening night planed for April 3, 2022 at the Barrymore Theatre. 

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Day Off Diary: GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY’s Caitlin Houlahan

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January 3, 2022

For many actors, after a long 8-show week, their one day off is time to rest and recharge. This week, we caught up with Caitlin Houlahan from Girl From The North Country to spend an afternoon with her. Get to know a bit more about Caitlin in her #DayOffDiary.

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MRS. DOUBTFIRE Will Pause Broadway Performances For Time Being

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January 3, 2022

Last night, producer Kevin McCollum announced that his new musical comedy Mrs. Doubtfire will be taking a hiatus from performances at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre for nine weeks from January 10 - March 14, 2022 citing concern for potential long-term employment. The show is scheduled to resume on March 15, 2022 with tickets on sale through November. This unprecedented decision is the first of what is likely going to be a very unpredictable few months as the theatre industry battles with this Omicron surge.

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Day Off Diary: WOMAN IN BLACK’s Ben Porter

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December 28, 2021

For many actors, after a long 8-show week, their one day off is time to rest and recharge. This week, we caught up with Ben Porter from Woman In Black to spend an afternoon with him. Get to know a bit more about Ben in his #DayOffDiary.

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AIN’T TOO PROUD To End Broadway Run

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December 28, 2021

Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations will play its final Broadway performance on Sunday, January 16, 2022. With a book by Dominique Morisseau, the production was directed by Des McAnuff and choreographed by Sergio Trujillo. At time of closing, Ain’t Too Proud will have played 488 performances and 21 previews. 

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THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN Has Ended Its Broadway Run

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December 23, 2021

Earlier tonight, it was announced that Keenan Scott II’s Thoughts of a Colored Man will not reopen following their recent suspension of performances due to the Covid resurgence. The show played its final performance on December 22. It was originally scheduled to play until March 13, 2022. Directed by Steven H. Broadnax III, the ensemble cast featured Dyllón Burnside, Bryan Terrell Clark, Da’Vinchi, Luke James, Forrest McClendon, Tristan Mack Wilds and Esau Pritchett.

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WAITRESS Announces Early Closure Due To Omicron

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December 23, 2021

Broadway is about to get a lot less sweet. It was announced this evening that Waitress, the acclaimed Sara Bareilles musical based on the 2007 film of the same name, will not reopen following their recent suspension of performances due to the Covid resurgences. The show played its final performance on December 20. It was originally scheduled play until January 9, 2022. 

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EXCLUSIVE: Watch “Balancing The Scales” Official Music Video from Barlow & Bear’s Unofficial Bridgerton Album

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December 22, 2021

Almost one year ago today, Netflix graced us with “Bridgerton” and the world was soon changed. Soon after, writing duo Abigail Barlow & Emily Bear practically broke the internet as they started writing a musicalized version on TikTok. Cut to today, where the pair has earned their first Grammy nomination for “Best Musical Theater Album” for their recently released, The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical. The album hit #1 on iTunes U.S. Pop Albums within two hours of release, and Top 10 worldwide. #BridgertonMusical has also reached hundreds of millions of views. Theatrely has your exclusive look at a new video for “Balancing The Scales”

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JAGGED LITTLE PILL Closes On Broadway Due To Covid Resurgence

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December 20, 2021

It was announced earlier this evening that Jagged Little Pill, the rock musical inspired by Grammy winner Alanis Morissette’s iconic album will not reopen on Broadway following their recent suspension of performances. The Tony and Grammy winning musical played its final performance on Friday, December 17, 2021. Directed by Diane Paulus, the show featured a Tony winning book by Diablo Cody. The musical opened at the Broadhurst Theatre on December 5, 2019 after a run at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, MA. The show ran 171 performances and 36 previews.

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Day Off Diary: WAITRESS’ Stephanie Torns

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December 20, 2021

For many actors, after a long 8-show week, their one day off is time to rest and recharge. This week, we caught up with Stephanie Torns from Waitress to spend a morning with her. Get to know a bit more about Stephanie in his #DayOffDiary: 

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Sharon Wheatley on COME FROM AWAY And The Gift That Keeps On Giving

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December 15, 2021

By all accounts, even before 2015, Sharon Wheatley had a fruitful career on Broadway. From the final company of Cats to Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, and Avenue Q, Wheatley had fulfilled her childhood dream of making it to the Great White Way. Soon after, she left the business and moved to California, vowing to never return until one day a Facebook message changed the course of her career. Enter Come From Away, an emotional new story from Irene Sankoff and David Hein that explores the kindness and gratitude of Gander, Newfoundland, a town that welcomed over 7,000 stranded passengers following the terrorist attacks of September 11th. Wheatley joined the company for its out of town tryout in San Diego and hasn’t looked back since. I spoke to Wheatley via Zoom about the show, her upcoming book, and reflections on her seven-year journey with the musical.

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Third Act’s NFT Collection Grows With Brian Stokes Mitchell And More

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December 14, 2021

Tony winner Brian Stokes Mitchell and his talk show Crossovers Live! have joined with Third Act to launch a new line of NFTs (non-fungible tokens) that are available now through December 20, 2021. With this release, Mitchell became the first Broadway actor to digitize his likeness in the form of an NFT. This collaboration was commissioned by production company Atomic Focus Entertainment, which partnered with Third Act’s in-house NFT studio to produce the collection. ​​The Third Act platform boasts an incredibly simple and easy-to-use crypto experience. The marketplace lists all of its available assets in USD and users can purchase NFTs directly with a credit card, meaning transactions can be made easily on one of the most eco-friendly platforms available today: Hedera Hashgraph. Using Hedera, Third Act’s carbon emissions are a fraction of Bitcoin, Ethereum, and even Visa transactions. And a portion of each and every sale goes directly back to productions, personalities, and IP owners. 

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Day Off Diary: DIANA THE MUSICAL'S Anthony Murphy

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December 13, 2021

For many actors, after a long 8-show week, their one day off is time to rest and recharge. This week, we caught up with Anthony Murphy from Diana The Musical to spend a morning with him. Get to know a bit more about Anthony in his #DayOffDiary:

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THE LITTLE PRINCE Is Headed To The Broadway Theatre This March

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December 9, 2021

The Little Prince, one of the best-selling and most translated books ever published, is headed to Broadway in a new stage production filled with theatrical spectacle, dance, aerial acrobatics, and ground-breaking video mapping technology following sold-out runs in Paris, Sydney, and Dubai. The Little Prince will begin performances Friday, March 4, 2022 at the Broadway Theatre with opening night set for Thursday, March 17, 2022.

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Rachel York, Damon Daunno, and More Join THE MUSE SESSIONS

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December 8, 2021

Some of Broadway’s best are set for The Muse Sessions, a unique concert series about inspiration and the creative process, and the role of the muse in art. The performance is set to take place Monday, February 14, 2022 at 8pm. The Muse Sessions features Damon Daunno, Tony Award-winner Shuler Hensley, Christiani Pitts and Drama Desk Award-winner Rachel York singing the unforgettable songs of Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon, Norah Jones, Elvis Costello, Natalie Cole, Stephen Sondheim, Todd Rundgren, Paul McCartney, Rufus Wainwright, and two selections from the Broadway-bound musical Little Dancer, with music and lyrics by Tony Award-winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.

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Day Off Diary: KIMBERLY AKIMBO’S Bonnie Milligan

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December 6, 2021

For many actors, after a long 8-show week, their one day off is time to rest and recharge. This week, we caught up with Bonnie Milligan, who plays Debra in Kimberly Akimbo down at the Atlantic Theater. Get to know a bit more about Bonnie in her #DayOffDiary: 

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MRS. DOUBTFIRE Celebrates Opening Night On Broadway | Photo Journal

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December 6, 2021

The hip old granny has finally made her way to the Great White Way. Last night, Mrs. Doubtfire celebrated their opening night at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre followed by an elegant party at Cipriani 42nd Street. With a book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell and music and lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick, this production marks director Jerry Zaks’ 25th Broadway show.Mrs. Doubtfire features Tony nominee Rob McClure as Daniel Hillard/Mrs. Doubtfire, Jenn Gambatese as Miranda Hillard, Peter Bartlett as Mr. Jolly, Charity Angél Dawson as Wanda Sellner, Mark Evans as Stuart Dunmire, J. Harrison Ghee as Andre Mayem, Analise Scarpaci as Lydia Hillard, Jake Ryan Flynn as Christopher Hillard, Avery Sell as Natalie Hillard and Tony Award nominee Brad Oscar as Frank Hillard. Mrs. Doubtfire also features Cameron Adams, Calvin L. Cooper, Kaleigh Cronin, Maria Dalanno, Casey Garvin, David Hibbard, KJ Hippensteel, Aaron Kaburick, Jodi Kimura, Erica Mansfield, Brian Martin, Alexandra Matteo, Sam Middleton, LaQuet Sharnell Pringle, Akilah Sailers, Jaquez André Sims, Addison Takefman, Travis Waldschmidt and Aléna Watter.

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MRS. DOUBTFIRE Has The Heart, But Needs More Time In The Kitchen — Review

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December 5, 2021

Where the show truly shines is with the fantastic company that director Jerry Zaks has assembled. Rob McClure is a theatrical force to be reckoned with. Seamlessly transitioning back and forth between Daniel and Doubtfire, McClure is giving a career defining performance that would surely make Robin Williams proud. The lovely Jenn Gambatese as Miranda and their on-stage children Analise Scarpaci as Lydia (terrific), Jake Ryan Flynn as Christopher (enthusiastic), and Avery Sell as Natalie (adorable) make up the Hillard clan. A Broadway review of Mrs. Doubtfire.

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Day Off Diary: CLYDE’S Kara Young

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November 22, 2021

For many actors, after a long 8-show week, their one day off is time to rest and recharge. This week, we caught up with Kara Young, who plays Letitia in Clyde’s on Broadway, near her childhood home in Harlem. Get to know a bit more about Kara in her #DayOffDiary.

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Julia Murney On A Revamped BABY

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November 22, 2021

Julia Murney is one of those actors who you know will deliver a top-rate performance, every single time. In her latest role, she has joined Out of the Box Theatric’s new and improved version of David Shire and Richard Maltby Jr.’s Baby as Arlene. I recently caught up with Murney via Zoom to chat all about updating the script, finally getting her Arlene moment, and returning to the stage. 

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COMPANY Celebrates First Performance Back On Broadway | Photo Journal

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November 15, 2021

We’d all like to propose a toast now that Company is back in performance on Broadway. Marianne Elliott’s stunning new production, direct from London’s West End, restarted preview performances earlier tonight at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre here in New York City. The Stephen Sondheim and George Furth musical will officially open on Thursday, December 9, 2021. Go on the town and see photos from tonight’s first performance.

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FOR COLORED GIRLS… Revival Will Play The Booth Theatre On Broadway This Spring

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November 15, 2021

The first Broadway revival of Ntozake Shange’s for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf will return to the Booth Theatre ​this spring, the same theatre it ran 742 performances in back in 1976. This reimagined production will be directed and choreographed by Tony Award nominee Camille A. Brown, making her the first Black woman to serve as both positions on a Broadway show in more than 65 years. The celebration of power of Black womanhood will begin previews on Friday, March 4, 2022 with an opening night set for Thursday, March 24, 2022. 

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CHICKEN & BISCUITS Will End Broadway Run Early

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November 11, 2021

Earlier today, producers of Douglas Lyons’ Chicken & Biscuits announced it will play its final performance at the Circle in the Square Theatre on Sunday, November 28, 2021. The limited engagement was set to run through January 2, 2022. The production is temporarily suspended due to COVID-19 cases within the company, and will resume performances on Friday, November 19, 2021. 

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Regional
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Kenny Leon To Direct World Premiere Musical TRADING PLACES This Spring At Alliance Theatre in Atlanta

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November 9, 2021

Get ready to Sell! Sell! Sell! The beloved film Trading Places will have its world-premiere musical at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta next spring directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon. Based off the 1983 film from Paramount Pictures, Trading Places is a contemporary reimagining of the prince and pauper fable. Billie Rae Valentine, a savvy hustler down on her luck, and Louis Winthorpe III, a minted commodities-trading firm director, have their lives deliberately switched by the devious Duke brothers to settle a petty bet in an outrageous debate of nature versus nurture. Trading Places is helmed by an exciting creative team including television and film writers Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant, musical writing team Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner, acclaimed film, television, and music video choreographer Fatima Robinson, associate director Tinashe Kajese-Bolden.

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New York
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Jessica Vosk on Headlining Carnegie Hall...and Being A Libra

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November 4, 2021

When Jessica Vosk steps onto the stage, all eyes are always on her. From Wicked to Fiddler on the Roof, Vosk and her incredible vocals always deliver an incredible evening of entertainment. For her next show, she will be headlining Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall with her upcoming engagement of My Golden Age this upcoming Monday evening. I recently caught up with Vosk to chat about the famed musical venue, her gaggle of special guests joining her, and how being a Libra is extremely hard when putting together a setlist. 

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Carolee Carmello on SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD At Paper Mill Playhouse

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November 3, 2021

Carolee Carmello has been wowing audiences for years with iconic roles in Parade, The Addams Family, Scandalous, The Hello Dolly National Tour — the list could keep on going. She is now back for her first performance post quarantine in Paper Mill Playhouse’s new vibrant production of Jason Robert Brown’s Songs For A New World. I recently caught up with Carmello as she was headed to the gym (yes, exercise), to chat about her fabulous co-stars, a quick rehearsal process, and jumping back into musical theatre. 

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Ciara Renée Will Join WAITRESS as Jenna This November

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November 2, 2021

Earlier this morning, it was announced that Broadway’s Ciara Renée will take over the role of Jenna in Waitress from Jennifer Nettles beginning November 29, 2021. The current production is playing a limited engagement through January 9, 2022.

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Lea Michele, Jonathan Groff, and More Original Cast Reunite For SPRING AWAKENING Reunion Concert on November 15

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November 1, 2021

All shall know the wonder...once again! On November 15, 2021 for one night only, the stars from the original Broadway cast of Spring Awakening will reunite at the Imperial Theatre for a special concert event benefiting The Actors Fund. Original cast members including Skylar Astin, Gerard Canonico, Lilli Cooper, Jennifer Damiano, Christine Eastbrook, John Gallagher, Jr., Gideon Glick, Jonathan Groff, Robert Hager, Brian Johnson, Lea Michele, Lauren Pritchard, Krysta Rodriguez, Stephen Spinella, Phoebe Strole, Jonny B. Wright, and Remy Zaken are all set to reunite. Directed by the original director, Michael Mayer, the concert will take place at 7pm. 

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New York
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Reneé Rapp and Celia Rose Gooding Host BFRJ x Broadway Black’s Halloween Party | Photo Journal

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October 31, 2021

Theatrely was on the scene earlier tonight at RPM Underground for Broadway For Racial Justice and Broadway Black’s The Reckoning Halloween Party. Hosted by Celia Rose Gooding and Reneé Rapp, the night celebrated Tony winner Adrienne Warren fresh off her final performance in Tina - The Tina Turner Musical. Many stars showed up donning their best costumes ranging from Squid Game soldiers to Willy Wonka herself. Cast members from multiple shows including Caroline, or Change, The Book of Mormon, Tina, Fairycakes, and more were there dancing the night away. 

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Watch: Meet The Cast and Team Behind TROUBLE IN MIND

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October 29, 2021

History will be made tonight at the American Airlines Theatre, where for the first time a work by playwright Alice Childress will premiere. Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, Trouble in Mind begins previews this evening ahead of an official opening on November 18, 2021. Trouble in Mind is led by LaChanze as “Wiletta Mayer,” with Michael Zegen as “Al Manners,” Chuck Cooper as “Sheldon Forrester,” Danielle Campbell as “Judy Sears,” Jessica Frances Dukes as “Millie Davis,” Brandon Micheal Hall as “John Nevins,” Simon Jones as “Henry,” Alex Mickiewicz as “Eddie Fenton,” and Don Stephenson as “Bill O’Wray.”

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Full Cast Announced For Hugh Jackman Led THE MUSIC MAN Revival

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October 28, 2021

It’s time to pick-a-little, talk-a-little all about the casting for the highly anticipated revival of Meredith Wilson’s The Music Man starring Hugh Jackman as Professor Harold Hill and Sutton Foster as Marian Paroo. The classic musical will begin performances at Broadway’s Winter Garden Theatre on December 20, 2021 ahead of an official opening night on February 10, 2022.

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CAROLINE, OR CHANGE, Finally Back On Broadway Celebrates Opening Night | Photo Journal

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October 28, 2021

Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori’s acclaimed musical Caroline, or Change officially opened on Broadway last night at 54 Below where it will run in a limited engagement through January 9, 2022. Go on the town and see photos from opening night:

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Cassie Beck On Touring WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME

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October 27, 2021

I always get excited when I see Cassie Beck’s name appear in a program or pop up at the bottom of my screen when I’m watching some television. Beck has made a name for herself both here in New York and at regional theatres across the country as an actor’s actor. Last seen on Broadway in 2019’s The Rose Tattoo, many will remember her as creating the character of Aimee Blake in Stephen Karam’s The Humans. Now Beck is packing her bags once again as she heads out on the national tour of Heidi Schreck’s What The Constitution Means To Me. I caught up with Beck via Zoom from the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis to chat all about the national tour, looking up to her friend Heidi, and all the food joints she plans to stop by across America. Our conversation has been edited for length and clarity. 

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Day Off Diary
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Day Off Diary: CAROLINE, OR CHANGE's Samantha Williams

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October 25, 2021

For many actors, after a long 8-show week, their one day off is time to rest and recharge. We recently caught up with Samantha Williams, who plays Emmie Thibodeaux in Roundabout’s revival of Caroline, or Change on Broadway, and spent her day off running around the city and getting to know her better. 

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FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME Celebrates Opening Night Back On Broadway | Photo Journal

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October 22, 2021

The hit improv hip-hop sensation Freestyle Love Supreme is officially back on Broadway after a star-studded opening night this past Tuesday. Conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, and Anthony Veneziale, the group is currently performing a limited engagement at the Booth Theatre through January 2, 2022. Go on the town and see photos from opening night. 

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Theatrely Three: NEW YORK, NEW YORK

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October 21, 2021

From the brainchild of producer and director Holly-Anne Devilin, who brought us Speakeasy at Bond 45 earlier this year, comes New York, New York, the ultimate celebration of the best city on earth. This musical revue is the perfect way to start off your night right here in Times Square at the beloved New York institution: the Brooklyn Diner. As they say in the show, it’s time to put down your pastrami and put your hands together for a wonderful evening of entertainment.

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Broadway
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See Jennifer Nettles Take Her First Bow in WAITRESS On Broadway | Photo Journal

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October 19, 2021

It looks like the diner is getting a bit sweeter with Sugarland’s very own Jennifer Nettles who stepped into the role of Jenna in Waitress beginning tonight. Sara Bareilles’ hit musical tells the story of Jenna, a master pie baker trapped in a loveless marriage in a small town. With a book by Jessie Nelson, the production is directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus. Along with Nettles, the cast includes Maiesha McQueen, Ashley Blanchet, Erich Bergen, Ben Thompson, Dakin Matthews, Eric Anderson, and Nik Dodani as Ogie. The cast is rounded out by Tyrone Davis, Jr., Matt DeAngelis, Andrew Fitch, Henry Gottfried, Emily Koch, Molly Jobe, Anastacia McCleskey, Gerianne Pérez, Curtis Thomas, Stephanie Torns, Hattie Cecelia Tutalo, Nyla Watson, and Nora Lincoln Weiner. 

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Off-Broadway
Features

Jamie Smithson on Bedlam and PERSUASION

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October 16, 2021

Jamie Smithson is a fantastic actor who has delighted audiences across the country and can now be seen in Bedlam’s newest production of Jane Austen’s final novel Persuasion. Adapted by Sarah Rose Kearns, the performance is directed by Eric Tucker. We recently spoke with Smithson via Zoom on becoming a new father, his love of Jane Austen, and where he hopes Bedlam goes next.

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Broadway
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CHICKEN & BISCUITS Celebrate Opening Night On Broadway | Photo Journal

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October 11, 2021

Last night at the Circle in the Square Theatre, the new comedy Chicken & Biscuits officially opened on Broadway. Written by Douglas Lyons, the play is directed by Zhailon Levingston, who made history last night by becoming the youngest Black director in Broadway history. Go on the town and see photos from yesterday’s opening night!

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Cabaret
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LET'S HEAR IT FOR THE CHOICE: LIVE Returns To Green Room 42

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October 11, 2021

Now that is a CHOICE. Get ready to bring on the belting when Let’s Hear It For The Choice: Live returns to the Green Room 42 this Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 7:00pm and 9:30pm.Born from the wildly popular Instagram account that we all have spent hours scrolling through, creator Jimmy Larkin has assembled a top-notch group of performers ready to wow you with their fierce renditions of some of their favorite songs. The current lineup for Thursday’s concert includes Jimmy Awards alum Elyse Bell, Bella Coppola, Katie Johantgen, Isaiah Bailey, Mariah Lyttle, We Are The Tiger’s MiMi Scardulla, Nick Drake, Anne Fraser Thomas, TikTok’s JJ Neiman, Heath Saunders, and Kerri George. 

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Tony Goldwyn and Savion Glover Will Direct PAL JOEY On Broadway Next Season

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October 4, 2021

It’s time to fall in love with love all over again. This morning, it was announced that the Rodgers and Hart-John O’Hara classic musical Pal Joey will be headed back to the Great White Way in the 2022-2023 season. The team behind this brand-new and reimagined production includes Richard LaGravenese (new book), co-directors Tony Goldwyn and Savion Glover, choreographer Savion Glover, set designer Derek McLane, costume designer Emilio Sosa, lighting designer Natasha Katzand orchestrator/arranger/music supervisor Daryl Waters.

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On Screen
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BRIDGERTON THE MUSICAL’s Abigail Barlow and Emily Bear Chat Kennedy Center 50th Anniversary on PBS

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October 1, 2021

Two options. You either know Abigail Barlow and Emily Bear, or you are about to. The newest songwriting duo quickly (and I mean quickly) rose to fame via TikTok at the start of this year when they started composing a musicalilzed version of Netflix’s Bridgerton. Since posting their first video back in January of this year, the two creators have garnered millions upon millions of views. This past month, they released the Unofficial Bridgerton Musical concept album which has topped the charts ever since. (And yes, it really is as good as everyone says.) Now, the pair joins a star-studded roster of performers for The Kennedy Center’s 50th Anniversary Celebration Concert which was taped a few weeks ago and will premiere on PBS tonight. 

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Daniel Craig and Ruth Negga to lead MACBETH On Broadway This Spring

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September 29, 2021

How do you think Shakespeare would have taken his martinis? James Bond himself Daniel Craig will be returning to the Great White Way opposite Ruth Negga who makes her Broadway debut in a new production of Macbeth directed by Sam Gold. Arriving at the Lyceum Theatre on March 29, 2022 before an official opening on April 28, 2022, the production will feature scenic design by Christine Jones, costume design by Suttirat Larlarb, lighting design by Jane Cox, sound design by Mikaal Sulaiman, original music by Gaelynn Lea, special effects design by Jeremy Chernick, and fight direction by David Leong.

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We Have Casting For GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY's Return To Broadway

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September 29, 2021

Girl From The North Country is finally making its way back to Broadway on October 13, and we officially have casting for when it returns to the Belasco Theatre early next month. Colin Bates will be joining the cast in the role of Gene Laine alongside previous cast members Todd Almond, Jeannette Bayardelle, Jennifer Blood, Matthew Frederick Harris, Caitlin Houlahan, Robert Joy, Marc Kudisch, Luba Mason, Ben Mayne, Matt McGrath, Tom Nelis, Jay O. Sanders, John Schiappa, Austin Scott, Kimber Elayne Sprawl, Rachel Stern, Chiara Trentalange, Bob Walton, Chelsea Lee Williams, and Mare Winningham. Alex Joseph Grayson, Housso Semon, Edward Staudenmayer, and Anastasia Talley will be joining the company as swings. 

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ALADDIN Reopens On Broadway | Photo Journal

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September 29, 2021

Last night, Disney celebrated its return of the acclaimed hit musical Aladdin as it reopened at the New Amsterdam Theatre for the first time following the pandemic shutdown. See photos of the cast take their first bows back on Broadway.

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Broadway
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MOULIN ROUGE! Celebrates Their 10 Tony Awards At Tonight’s Performance

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September 28, 2021

On any typical night at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre before the curtain rises for Moulin Rouge! The Musical, there is a certain excitement that brews in the air. Walking in and seeing Derek McLane’s Tony winning scenic design truly immerses the audience in a way that is so rarely experienced in a Broadway house.But tonight was different. Tonight was the first performance since the team took home ten Tony Awards this past Sunday at the 74th Annual Tonys. Those awards included Best Musical, Best Scenic Design for Derek McLane, Best Sound Design for Peter Hylenski, Best Costume Design for Catherine Zuber, Best Lighting Design for Justin Townsend, and Best Orchestrations for Justin Levine with Matt Stine, Katie Kresek, and Charlie Rosen.

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Off-Broadway
Features

A COMMERCIAL JINGLE FOR REGINA COMET Opens Off-Broadway | Photo Journal

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September 27, 2021

Earlier tonight, A Commercial Jingle For Regina Comet, the first new musical to premiere in New York City since the pandemic shutdown opened at the DR2 Theatre down in Union Square. Performances run through November 14, 2021. The cast includes Broadway favorites Bryonha Marie Parham, Alex Wyse, and Ben Fankhauser. Fankhauser and Wyse are also responsible for the Book, Music, and Lyrics. See the cast celebrate and take their opening night bows:

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Off-Broadway
Reviews

A COMMERCIAL JINGLE FOR REGINA COMET Opens as First New Musical in New York — Review

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September 27, 2021

A review of A Commercial Jingle For Regina Comet which is currently playing at the DR2 Theatre on East 15th Street in New York City through November 14, 2021.

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Broadway
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Antonio Cipriano To Leave JAGGED LITTLE PILL

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September 26, 2021

Mere hours before the 74th Annual Tony Awards, in which Jagged Little Pill has been nominated for 15 Tony Awards, Antonio Cipriano has announced his departure from the acclaimed musical. Cipriano has played the role of Phoenix since it’s out of town tryout at the American Repertory Theater in 2018. 

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Tony Awards
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Theatrely Thoughts | Live Commentary on the 2020 Tony Awards

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September 26, 2021

Live Commentary on the 2020 Tony Awards from Theatrely staff as we watch and dish about this year's ceremony.

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Tony Awards
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Tony Awards 2020 Complete Winners List

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September 26, 2021

The full list of winners of the 74th Annual Tony Awards will be updated live here on Theatrely.

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Broadway
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Go On The Scene of MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL’s First Performance Back On Broadway | Photo Journal

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September 25, 2021

Yes you can can can! The Moulin Rouge is back open for business at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. The acclaimed show, which is nominated for 14 Tony Awards including Best Musical, reopened on Broadway last night and Theatrely was on the ground to catch all the action. Check out photos from Moulin Rouge! The Musical’s first performance back and tune into the 74th Annual Tony Awards tomorrow evening, September 26 at 7pm ET, to see how many awards they take home.

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UK
News

Taron Egerton and Jonathan Bailey To Lead Mike Bartlett’s COCK in West End

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September 24, 2021

Acclaimed Tony and Olivier Award-winning director Marianne Elliott, who returns to Broadway this fall with Company, will be bringing Mike Bartlett’s COCK to Londond’s Ambassadors Theatre beginning March 5, 2022. Rocketman’s Taron Egerton, Bridgerton and Company star Jonathan Bailey, Jade Anouka and Phil Daniels will star in the classic play about love and identity.

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Broadway
Features

Watch: Meet The Cast and Team Behind CHICKEN & BISCUITS

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September 23, 2021

We guarantee you this is going to be the most fun you will ever have at a funeral! Written by Douglas Lyons and directed by Zhailon Levingston who is set to become the youngest Black director in Broadway history at the age of 27, Chicken & Biscuits begins previews tonight at the Circle in the Square Theatre. An official opening night is set for October 10, 2021. Meet members of the cast and team, and see why Chicken & Biscuits is a must see show this fall!

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Broadway
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HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Announce Casting For New Single Show Experience

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September 23, 2021

As previously announced, when Harry Potter and the Cursed Child returns to the Lyric Theatre on Broadway this November, the acclaimed play will be presented in a newly staged, single show experience. The cast includes James Snyder as Harry Potter, Diane Davis as Ginny Potter alongside James Romney as their son Albus Potter; David Abeles as Ron Weasley, Jenny Jules as Hermione Granger and Nadia Brown as their daughter Rose Granger-Weasley; and Aaron Bartz as Draco Malfoy and Brady Dalton Richards as his son Scorpius Malfoy. 

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Broadway
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Grammy Winner Jennifer Nettles Joins Cast of WAITRESS On Broadway

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September 23, 2021

Singer and actress Jennifer Nettles will be donning an apron and stepping into the role of Jenna as Sara Bareillies plays her final performances in Waitress on October 17, 2021. Nettles will begin the following Tuesday, October 19, and play through November 24, 2021. 

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Full Casting for Roundabout’s CAROLINE, OR CHANGE on Broadway

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September 23, 2021

Olivier Award winner Sharon D Clarke returns to her acclaimed role as Caroline Thibodeaux in Caroline, or Change when it opens on Broadway later next month. See the full casting!

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Broadway
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Heidi Blickenstaff Joins JAGGED LITTLE PILL | Full Broadway Cast Announced

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September 23, 2021

Alanis Morissette’s 15-time Tony nominated musical Jagged Little Pill will reopen on October 21, 2021 at the Broadhurst Theatre, now with Heidi Blickenstaff as Mary Jane. Tony nominee Elizabeth Stanley will be taking some time to be a new mom and will return to share the role with Blickenstaff in November. 

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On Screen
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Watch First Teaser of Reneé Rapp in HBO Max’s THE SEX LIVES OF COLLEGE GIRLS

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September 22, 2021

Created by Mindy Kaling and Justin Noble, The Sex Lives of College Girls follows four college roommates as they arrive at New England’s prestigious Essex College. A bundle of contradictions and hormones, these girls are equal parts lovable and infuriating as they live out their new, free lives on campus.The new series stars Pauline Chalamet, Amrit Kaur, Reneé Rapp, and Alyah Chanelle Scott. Additional series regulars include Midori Francis, Gavin Leatherwood, Chris Meyer, Ilia Isorelys Paulino, Lauren Spencer, and Renika Williams.

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Off-Broadway
News

SLEEP NO MORE Returns Home to the McKittrick Hotel This February

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September 22, 2021

Beginning on Valentine’s Day 2022, the critically acclaimed immersive theatre experience Sleep No More will once again open its doors at the famed McKittrick Hotel to tell the classic tragedy of Macbeth. Audiences will be able to wander through the sprawling and mysterious hotel filled with over 100 rooms to explore at their own pace.

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Broadway
Features

Welcome BACK To The Rock | Watch COME FROM AWAY on Broadway Reopen and Take Their First Bow

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September 22, 2021

The Tony-winning Come From Away has officially resumed performances at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on Broadway last night. Watch the cast and team at their first night back on Broadway.

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Washington D.C.
News

Casting For Pre-Broadway Run of A STRANGE LOOP At DC’s Woolly Mammoth Theatre

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September 21, 2021

The Pulitzer Prize-winning musical A Strange Loop from writer Michael R. Jackson is headed down to Washington DC’s Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company this November. Last seen at Playwrights Horizons in May of 2019, this production will reunite original cast members Antwayn Hopper (Thought 6), L Morgan Lee (Thought 1), John-Michael Lyles (Thought 3), James Jackson, Jr. (Thought 2), John-Andrew Morrison (Thought 4), Jason Veasey (Thought 5) and will also introduce Jaquel Spivey as “Usher.”

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Off-Broadway
Features

See Jeremy Jordan as Seymour in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Off-Broadway | Photos

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September 21, 2021

As the story states, on the twenty first day of the month of September...Little Shop of Horrors is set to reopen their acclaimed musical revival tonight at the Westside Theatre on 43rd Street. See photos of the new cast including Jeremy Jordan, Tammy Blanchard and Christian Borle.

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MRS. DOUBTFIRE Announces Broadway Cast Alongside Rob McClure

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September 20, 2021

Ello Poppets! We now have the official opening Broadway cast for the new musical comedy Mrs. Doubtfire based on the iconic film of the same name. Tony nominee Rob McClure will step back into the title role when the show resumes performances at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on October 21, 2021 before an official opening night on December 5! With a book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell and music and lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick of Something Rotten! fame, the musical is directed by Jerry Zaks. 

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Full Broadway Cast of DEAR EVAN HANSEN Announced Starring Jordan Fisher

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September 20, 2021

The Tony Award-winning hit musical Dear Evan Hansen is set to return to the Music Box Theatre on Broadway this December starring the one-and-only Jordan Fisher as Evan Hansen. The North American Tour will relaunch for its third year on the road starring Stephen Christoper Anthony as Evan on December 7, 2021 and you can catch Sam Tutty, who recently won the Oliver Award for Best Actor in a Musical as Evan in the London production returning to the Noël Coward Theatre on October 26, 2021. 

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Broadway
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AMERICAN UTOPIA Returns To Broadway | Watch Clips From David Byrne's First Performance Back

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September 19, 2021

This past Friday evening, David Byrne’s American Utopia returned to Broadway, this time at the St. James Theatre. The hit theatrical concert based off Byrne’s 2018 album of the same name features returning band members Jacquelene Acevedo, Gustavo Di Dalva, Daniel Freedman, Chris Giarmo, Tim Keiper, Tendayi Kuumba, Karl Mansfield, Mauro Refosco, Stéphane San Juan, Angie Swan and Bobby Wooten III.

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SIX The Musical Begins Performances On Broadway | Photo Journal

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September 18, 2021

There was an electric feeling in the air at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre last night where Six The Musical started performances on Broadway once again. From writers Lucy Moss and Toby Marlow, the Queens are back bringing their “Divorced Beheaded Live Tour” to 47th Street right here in New York City. See photos from their first night back on stage.

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Broadway

WATCH: The Queens of SIX Sing “Ex-Wives” At Their First Broadway Performance Back

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September 17, 2021

Hey Queen, did ya hear? Six The Musical has officially started performances once again on the Great White Way. The hit musical from London, written by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss, is back home at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, where it will play previews until its official opening night on October 3, 2021. Watch the Queens take the stage for the first time in this clip singing “Ex-Wives.”

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New York
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Curtain Up! Celebrates Broadway’s Return With Jimmy Awards Reunion Concert | Photo Journal

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September 17, 2021

Earlier this evening, the future of Broadway congregated on the main stage of Curtain Up! as alumni of the Jimmy Awards returned to perform classics of Broadway old and new. Host Jelani Alladin of Hercules and Frozen fame welcomed fans and ushered in a new era for the Great White Way. The concert featured performances from Bryson Battle, John Clay III, Sofia Deler, Caitlin Finnie, Elena Holder, Lily Kaufmann, McKenzie Kurtz, Sam Primack, Josh Strobl, and Ekele Ukegbu.

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Times Square Comes Alive This Weekend with CURTAIN UP! FESTIVAL Honoring Broadway’s Return | Photo Journal

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September 17, 2021

To kick-off a jam-packed weekend of Broadway festivities, hosts Norm Lewis and Michael Urie from the upcoming Chicken & Biscuits introduced a myriad of speakers including Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Deputy Mayor Vicki Been, and Commissioner Anne Del Castillo of the NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment. President of the Broadway League Charlotte St. Martin, President of the John Gore Organization Lauren Reid, Playbill’s Vice President and Chief Operating Office Alex Birsh, and Times Square Alliance President Tom Harris were also on hand to celebrate the official start of the festival. 

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New York
Reviews

SPEAKEASY MAGICK at the McKittrick Hotel Astounds — Review

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September 15, 2021

Situated in the McKittrick’s Club Car, a dark and hazy locale with dim lights and alcohol flowing, guests are sat at tables with half a dozen or so chairs and might I add some delicious popcorn at Speakeasy Magick. Our review.

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New York
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BroadwayCon 2022 Returns In-Person This Upcoming February

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September 15, 2021

The beloved theatre convention BroadwayCon will return to New York City at The Manhattan Center & The New Yorker Hotel on February 18 through February 20 of next year. 

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Go Behind The Scenes of Broadway’s Historic Reopening Curtain Calls | Photo Journal

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September 15, 2021

Theatrely was on the scene last night in Midtown Manhattan to capture the magic of Broadway’s jubilant return. Wicked, Chicago, The Lion King, and Hamilton are all beloved musicals in their own right, and last night all were able to safely reopen on the Great White Way. Go on the town and get a look at this historic night.

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Broadway
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WATCH: Pride Rock is Once Again Open For Business at THE LION KING on Broadway

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September 15, 2021

Since opening on Broadway in 1997, The Lion King has dazzled millions of fans across the globe, and last night celebrated its triumphant return to the Great White Way. After many months away, the animals are back home at the Minskoff Theatre officially. Watch clips from the first performance back with "The Circle of Life" and remarks from Tony Award Winning director Julie Taymor.

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WATCH: “All That Jazz” From CHICAGO’S First Performance Back On Broadway

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September 15, 2021

Chicago is currently the second longest running musical in Broadway history, and after a long intermission, the revival of the hit Kander and Ebb show has officially resumed performances at the Ambassador Theatre on 49th Street. Watch Bianca Marroquín lead the cast as Velma Kelly in the show’s iconic opening night: “All That Jazz”

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Broadway

WATCH: Glinda’s “It’s Good To See Me Isn’t It” From WICKED’S First Performance Back

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September 15, 2021

Yes Glinda, it certainly was wonderful to see you. For the first time since March of 2020, Wicked reopened at the Gershwin Theatre in New York City and the standing ovations were plentiful. Currently led by Lindsay Pearce as Elphaba and Ginna Claire Mason as Glinda, check out the show’s thrilling first number and audience reaction.

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WATCH: We’ve Missed You Broadway! Watch Audiences Fill The Houses Once More

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September 14, 2021

September 14, 2021 was a very special day for many of us who hold Broadway and the American Musical Theatre so near and dear to us. After 17 long months away, many shows were finally able to re-open including Wicked, Chicago, The Lion King, Hamilton, and the first preview of Lackawanna Blues at Manhattan Theatre Club. While Pass Over, Waitress, and Hadestown have been running, as of tonight we now have eight wonderful shows running on the Great White Way. 

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WATCH: The Cast of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Kick Off Broadway Week on The Tonight Show

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September 14, 2021

Our favorite man-eating plant is coming back to Off-Broadway next week—but before Little Shop of Horrors reopens at the Westside Theatre, the cast starring Tammy Blanchard as Audrey and Jeremy Jordan as Seymour stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to kick off Broadway Week. Performing a mashup of “Little Shop of Horrors” and “Skid Row”, the 2020 Drama League Best Musical Revival brought the audience and Jimmy to their feet in Studio 6B.

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He’s Back Baby...BEETLEJUICE Returns To Broadway This April

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September 13, 2021

Much like the Candyman, if you keep saying Beetlejuice’s name enough times he will reappear, this time just 5 blocks down the road. After much online speculation, it has officially been announced that Beetlejuice will return to the Great White Way on Friday, April 8, 2022, this time at the Marquis Theatre. 

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Boston
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Jacqueline Novak’s Raunchy GET ON YOUR KNEES Lands In Boston

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September 13, 2021

Comedian Jacqueline Novak is headed out across America to fill in audiences on a subject very near and dear to her heart: Blow jobs. Her quirky one-woman show Get On Your Knees is currently taking up residence at the Calderwood Pavilion’s Robert’s Studio Theatre by way of ATG’s Emerson Colonial in Boston.

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Virtual
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CROSSOVERS LIVE! Assembles The Best of Broadway

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September 9, 2021

Move over Jimmy Fallon, take a seat Andy Cohen...there’s a new host in town and he just so happens to have a Tony Award. Brian Stokes Mitchell is now in the host’s seat with a bevy of his Broadway friends for some riveting and fun conversations on Crossovers Live! 

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HADESTOWN’S Electrifying Return To Broadway

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September 3, 2021

For the first time since March 11, 2020, audiences had the chance to ride that train down to Hadestown which is now back in performances at the Walter Kerr Theatre. The Tony-winning musical reopened on Broadway last night after an 18-month intermission and Theatrely was on the ground to capture that electrifying first night back.

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Theatrely Three: WAITRESS

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September 2, 2021

Waitress is now in performances at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on 47th Street in New York City through January 9, 2022. Our top picks as to why to catch the show!

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Celebrate Broadway’s Return With CURTAIN UP! in Times Square This September

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August 23, 2021

Beginning Friday, September 17 and running through that weekend, Curtain Up! will celebrate Broadway’s return with a triumphant three day outdoor festival in Times Square. The event will include interactive experiences, panels, live concerts, and performances culminating in a concert celebrating the industry and New York City

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THE MUSEUM OF BROADWAY is Headed to Time Square Next Summer

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August 16, 2021

Theatre fans rejoice! The first-ever permanent museum dedicated to the history and legacy of Broadway musicals, plays, and theatres will open next summer at 145 West 45th Street, next to the Lyceum Theatre. From producer Julie Boardman and Diane Nicolette, The Museum of Broadway will offer guests a unique look at the rich history of Broadway, a sneak peek behind-the-scenes, and a chance to personally engage with the “Game-Changing” shows that redefined Broadway forever.

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On Screen
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Reed Birney on HOME BEFORE DARK and Finding Stillness

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August 14, 2021

Reed Birney is one of those incredible performers who has graced our stages and screens for many years. The Tony Award winner has recently been starring as Sylvester Lisko in the latest season of Home Before Dark on Apple TV Plus. 

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New York
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Elena Holder and Bryson Battle Chat Winning THE 2021 JIMMY AWARDS

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August 12, 2021

We spoke the 2021 Jimmy Award Winners Elena Holder and Bryson Battle all about their experience and what comes next!

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Beanie Feldstein to Lead FUNNY GIRL Revival On Broadway

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August 11, 2021

Beanie Feldstein will star as “Fanny Brice” in the first Broadway revival of Funny Girl. For the first time in 58 years, the new production directed by Michael Mayer will begin performances in spring 2022 at a Broadway theatre to be announced soon. When Funny Girl first premiered on Broadway in 1964, it went on to garner eight Tony Award nominations. 

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On Screen
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Gavel Creel Chats AMERICAN HORROR STORIES and Kissing His Bestie Aaron Tveit

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August 11, 2021

For any fan of Broadway, Gavin Creel is certainly a name you will know. From Thoroughly Modern Millie to She Loves Me and Waitress, The Book of Mormon, and his Tony winning performance in Hello Dolly!, Creel has cemented himself firmly in the American Musical Theatre canon. For his latest role, he has taken a turn to the darker side in American Horror Stories, a new anthology series on FX.

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Regional
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WALDEN Thrills At TheaterWorks Hartford — Review

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August 10, 2021

Following a world premiere on the West End earlier in May produced by Sonia Friedman, TheaterWorks Hartford has taken this new ambitious drama and produced a rather incredible US Premiere of Amy Berryman's Walden. One of the most thrilling and satisfying nights at the theatre that I have had the pleasure of attending in a very long time — this is one of those performances that will be with you for many days. 

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New York
Features

See The Stars at THE SHOW MUST GO ON Red Carpet Premiere

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August 10, 2021

On Monday evening, the Majestic Theatre opened its doors for the first time since March 12, 2020 for the premiere of The Show Must Go On, a new documentary from theater director Sammi Cannold. See the stars arrive on the red carpet.

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New York
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THE WOMAN IN BLACK Is Headed Back To The McKittrick Hotel This October

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August 10, 2021

Susan Hill’s The Woman in Black is headed back to the McKittrick Hotel, home of Sleep No More. Performances are set to begin October 21, with an opening night set for October 24. This production had a previous run at the McKittrick back in January of 2020. 

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Broadway

Quentin Earl Darrington and Whitney Bashor Join The Cast of MJ

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August 10, 2021

We now have the official cast for MJ, which is set to begin performances at the Neil Simon Theatre on December 6, 2021 with an official opening confirmed for February 1st of next year. Joining Myles Frost is Quentin Earl Darrington as Joseph Jackson & Rob and Whitney Bashor as Rachel.

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On Screen
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The Official Trailer for EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE Is Here

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August 10, 2021

On September 17, Everybody is certainly going to be talking about something! Based off the hit West End musical, Amazon’s Everybody's Talking About Jamie will hit the streaming service next month. 

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Broadway
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Ivo van Hove’s WEST SIDE STORY Will Not Return To Broadway

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August 9, 2021

It was announced today that Tony winner Ivo van Hove’s latest revival of West Side Story will not reopen at the Broadway Theatre when in-person performances begin later this fall. The revival of the classic had begun performances on December 10, 2019 and was running up until the shutdown.

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