Steppenwolf’s production of The Minutes, which has recently been nominated for Best Play at this year’s upcoming Tony Awards, has raised $83,530 as of today in support of Save the Children’s Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund. Founded more than a century ago, Save the Children is a global humanitarian organization that has grown to help and care for children around the world.
The winners of the 75th annual Tony Awards will be announced June 12 at Radio City Music Hall. Oscar winner Ariana DeBose will host the ceremony, beginning at 7 PM ET on CBS and Paramount+.
The musical, written by Hannah Friedman and the Grammy-winning team of Abigail Barlow and Emily Bear, will premiere May 26—the day the infamous Taco Bell menu item returns.
The musical, featuring songs by Bob Dylan, will travel across the U.S. next year. Earlier this week, the Broadway production scored seven 2022 Tony Award nominations.
The Boston-area theatre company will present the Olivier-winning play as part of its 2022-2023 season. Life of Pi adapted from Yann Martel’s best-selling novel.
The awards pre-show, streaming at 7 PM ET on Paramount, will include several awards and performances. The 2022 Tony Awards take place June 12 at Radio City Music Hall.
The show had announced it would close May 22 at the Booth Theatre but will stay open thanks to 7 Tony nominations and a grassroots effort to keep the show alive.
Jeanna de Waal earned a nod for her performance in Diana in addition to the expected love for A Strange Loop, MJ, and Company, among others. Winners will be announced June 6
Kimberly Akimbo, Six, Company, and Take Me Out also took home prizes, among others. The winners will be celebrated May 26 at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.
The Jason Robert Brown-Alfred Ugry musical follows the real-life murder trial of a Jewish factory manager and its aftermath in the 1910’s. Michael Arden will direct.
The original musicals will be performed at the Bourbon Room in Los Angeles, California. The main event returns after two years of virtual monologues.
The show will premiere in Boston this summer, starring Will Swenson, with a Broadway debut in November.
The theatre is known for its work engaging with the South Side community and expanding upon traditional or rare works. The annual honor is given to a local theatre and comes with a $25,000 grant.
The 2022-2023 season will also include works by Sarah Ruhl and Samuel D. Hunter. Programming will include the launch of a new residency to support emerging playwrights.
The Broadway transfer of the David Lindsay-Abaire and Jeanine Tesori musical, starring the original Off-Broadway company, including Victoria Clark and Bonnie Milligan, will begin performances October 12 with an opening night set for November 10.
The five-time Tony winner will be presented with a 2022 Special Tony, for her decades-long career on Broadway, including performances in Sweeney Todd, Mame, and Blithe Spirit.
The honors celebrated the best of theatre in Boston in the 2021-2022 season during a virtual ceremony.
The original Broadway cast will reunited for a reading of the Tony-nominated and Pulitzer Prize finalist play in the Great Hall at Cooper Union. The benefit will raise funds for National Network of Abortion Funds.
The musical, directed by Tony winner Rachel Chavkin, begins at La Jolla Playhouse June 14.
The Stranger Things star previously appeared on the Main Stem in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and Les Misérables.
The winners were revealed at a ceremony in the Ziegfeld Ballroom on May 20.
Some of our Broadway favorites are teaming up on Thursday, May 12th at 7pm for 54 Celebrates Hear Your Song: Broadway Stars Sing Songs By Kids at 54 Below. This one night only benefit concert supports Hear Your Song, a national nonprofit offering kid-driven programming to children and teens living with serious illnesses and complex health needs.
The play will begin performances May 12 at The Public Theater Off-Broadway. Ijames will receive a $15,000 prize for his work along with the prestigious title.
The Outer Critics Circle have revealed their favorites of the 2021-2022 season. The winners will be announced May 16.
The Pulitzer Prize for Drama finalist by Michael Breslin and Patrick Foley will play at The Connelly Theater Off-Broadway and will broadcast on Stellar. The work is a satire on gay culture and all its histrionic glory.
Trai Byers and Michael Potts have also joined the cast for the revival of August Wilson’s play. They join Samuel L. Jackson, Danielle Brooks, and John David Washington.
Also set throughout the 2022-2023 slate are performances by Nikki Renée Daniels, Matt Doyle, and Melissa Errico in a tribute concert to Stephen Sondheim.
Also joining the Broadway cast at the Gershwin Theatre are James D. Gish, Clifton Davis, and Mikayla McCormick. The Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman musical is currently the fifth-longest running production on the Main Stem.
Manhattan Theatre Club also announced three Off-Broadway productions coming next season, including a world premiere from David Auburn.
Steph Del Rosso’s 53% Of, directed by Tiffany Nichole Greene, and Johnny G. Lloyd’s Patience, directed by Zhailon Levingston, will run at the McGinn/Cazale Theatre Off-Broadway.
The honors, celebrating the best of Off-Broadway, were handed out May 1. Additional winners include Oratorio For Living Things, The Chinese Lady, and Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992.
André De Shields and Khris Davis have also joined revival of Arthur Miller’s exploration of the American Dream. Miranda Cromwell and Marianne Elliott will again serve as co-directors after helming the West End production.
The stage musical adaptation of Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer’s novel will begin performances June 14 at Second Stage’s Tony Kiser Theater.
The musical finally transfers to North America from London, starting performances at the Princess of Wales Theatre June 22.
The Tony winner steps back into the shoes of Matron Mama Morton at the Ambassador Theatre.
The honors celebrate Broadway or Off-Broadway stage debuts in the 2021-2022 season, with a ceremony scheduled for June 6 at the Circle in the Square Theatre.
The Tony nominee, most recently seen on stage in Summer: The Donna Summer Musical and who appeared Hamilton, will emcee Broadway's biggest night at Radio City Musical Hall June 12.
The honors celebrate the best of theatre in Boston, with John Douglas Thompson named the recipient of the Elliot Norton Prize for Sustained Excellence. Winners will be revealed May 23 in a virtual ceremony.
Back To The Future, Life of Pi, the Donmar Warehouse revival of Constellations, and more also took home wins. The ceremony celebrated the best of London Theatre in the 2021 season.
Skylar Astin will succeed Conrad Ricamora as Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors at the Westside Theatre.
The stage adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s classic book The Little Prince is currently playing at the Broadway Theatre. The production combines dance, aerial acrobatics, and projections to bring the adventure story to life.
The upcoming 2022-2023 season will also feature On Your Feet!, The Sound of Music, Murder on the Orient Express, and Rent.
Rob Ashford is set to direct the work, with plans for development in London. The show will be developed in London with hopes to premiere in the West End and on Broadway.
The world premiere musical features songs by some of the biggest and brightest country artists, like Kacey Musgraves, Miranda Lambert, and Dolly Parton.
The world premiere of Matthew Lombardo’s backstage comedy will be directed by Noah Himmelstein at The Bushnell in Hartford.
Dates and a theatre have also been announced for the musical, which will arrive on Broadway at the end of 2022. The star-studded creative team includes Matthew López, Amber Ruffin, Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman, and Casey Nicholaw.
A Beautiful Noise: The Neil Diamond Musical, has announced additional casting ahead of their Pre-Broadway run at Emerson Colonial Theatre in Boston.The musical will feature Broadway favorites Will Swenson, Mark Jacoby, Robyn Hurder, and Linda Powell.Swenson will star as the young Neil Diamond while Jacoby will play Diamond at present. The story will follow Diamond as he begins his music career and as he faces challenges throughout the years. Hurder will play Marcia, who married Diamond, and Powell will play Diamond’s therapist.
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The musical will live stream April 14 from a NYC theatre, starring Roman Banks, Sri Ramesh, James Henry, Krystina Alabado, JJ Niemann, and more. Andy Cohen is set to host.
The Tony and Emmy winner will step in as The Baker with Borle departing due to availability. The two-week run begins May 4 at New York City Center.
Both works are nominated for Outstanding Musical, with Victoria Clark, Justin Cooley, Steven Boyer, and Bonnie Milligan all scoring nods for their performance in Kimberly Akimbo. The winners will be revealed May 1 at an in-person ceremony.
The Louanna O. Carlin and John MacDonald reading series returns with a public event April 18 at The Mainstage Theater. Adrienne D. Williams directs.
Klena will step in as Christian May 10 with Loren as Satine, Declan Bennett as The Duke, and Caleb Marshall-Villarreal as Santiago. The Tony-winning Broadway musical is currently playing at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre.
SThe documentary following the one-night-only concert and reunion of the original Broadway cast of Spring Awakening will premiere next month. Seen on camera are Jonathan Groff, Lea Michele, John Gallagher Jr., Lauren Pritchard, Lilli Cooper, and many more.
The Tony Award-winning hit musical Kinky Boots will return to the New York stage this summer for a limited engagement Off-Broadway at Stage 42. With music by Cyndi Lauper, a book by Harvey Fierstein, and direction and choreography by Jerry Mitchell, performances are set to begin on July 26, 2022 with an official opening night on August 25, 2022.
The Lerner and Loewe musical will be produced by Lincoln Center Theatre and begin performances November 3. Bartlett Sher directs.
The 64th annual Grammy Awards were held April 3, with a number of theatrical productions and stars nominated in several categories. Among the performances were a tribute to Stephen Sondheim, sung by Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom, Jr., Ben Platt, and Rachel Zegler.
John David Washington also stars in the August Wilson play revival of The Piano Lesson, directed by LaTanya Richardson Jackson. Performances will begin September 19 at the St. James Theatre.
Girl From The North Country, featuring a score comprised of Bob Dylan songs, will play a limited engagement at the Belasco Theatre this spring. Todd Almond, Jeannette Bayardelle,Caitlin Houlahan, Austin Scott, Kimber Elayne Sprawl, Mare Winningham and more are set to return.
The adaptation of Khaled Hosseini’s best-selling novel The Tike Runner begins performances July 6 at the Hayes Theater on Broadway.
The Stephen Sondheim musical Into The Woods begins May 4 at New York City Center. The cast already features Sara Bareilles, Heather Headley, and Christian Borle.
Previews for the new Broadway comedy will still begin April 14 at the Shubert Theatre. The play stars Lilli Cooper, Rachel Dratch, Lea DeLaria, Julianne Hough, and Suzy Nakamura, Julie White, and Vanessa Williams.
The project will be a partnership between Deaf West Theatre, Vendôme Pictures, and Pathé Films. CODA, about a family with both deaf and hearing members, is available to stream on AppleTV+ now will be adapted and developed into a Stage Musical.
The New York premiere begins previews May 12 ahead of a May 26 opening. James Ijames’ play is directed by Saheem Ali.
John Cardoza will star as Daniel opposite Jovanni Sy as Mister Miyagi in The Karate Kid – The Musical. The production begins performances May 25 at STAGES St. Louis in Missouri.
The Lincoln Center Theater/LCT3 production of Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu’s acclaimed, award-winning play Pass Over, directed by Obie Award winner Danya Taymor (“Daddy,” Heroes of the Fourth Turning) will move its opening night up to Sunday August 22, 2021, three weeks earlier than the previously announced opening date of Sunday September 12, 2021.
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Broadway favorite Norm Lewis will star in a North American tour of the 2020 Tony-winning revival of A Soldier’s Play. Kenny Leon will again direct the Roundabout production hitting the road.
Jewelle Blackman will step into the role of Persephone in Hadestown on Broadway this spring. Soara-Joye Ross will join the cast of the Tony-winning musical as one of the Fates.
As it tends to do in times of crisis, the theatre industry has banded together to support Ukraine and its citizens. Among those are a Broadway production and several performing arts institutions.For context, the country was invaded by Russia on February 24, which has since devolved into a major crisis, with nearly 3 million Ukrainians fleeing the destruction to neighboring European countries. Many have remained behind to fight against Putin’s troops. In the weeks since the conflict began, Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelensky has repeatedly called on the world to send aid to support the refugees, citizens trapped in their homeland, and those serving on the front lines.
A new docuseries titled Here’s To The Ladies Who highlights the women working on the business side of Broadway and beyond, exploring how they adapted during the COVID-19 theatre shutdown and then helped relaunch the industry.
The 75th annual Tony Awards will be held in Radio City Music Hall, taking place June 12. Once again, the 4-hour ceremony will be available via streaming and broadcast TV.
The hit musical Kimberly Akimbo by Jeanine Tesori and David Lindsay-Abaire is headed to Broadway this Fall beginning in October. Directed by Jessica Stone and choreographed by Danny Mefford, the company includes Victoria Clarke, Justin Cooley, Steven Boyer, Alli Mauzey, Bonnie Milligan, Olivia Elease Hardy, Fernell Hogan, Michael Iskander, and Nina White.
The upcoming Broadway revival of Ntozake Shange’s for colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf, directed and choreographed by Camille A. Brown has found its cast. The ensemble includes Amara Granderson as Lady in Orange, Tendayi Kuumba as Lady in Brown, Kenita R. Miller as Lady in Red, Okwui Okpokwasili as Lady in Green, Stacey Sargeant as Lady in Blue, Alexandria Wailes as Lady in Purple, and D. Woods as Lady in Yellow.
Daniel Radcliffe will play Charley in a new Off-Broadway production of Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along. The staging, directed by Maria Friedman, will premiere later this year at New York Theatre Workshop.
Newsies will play at Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre in London, with performances starting November 28. The staging will be presented in-the-round with Matt Cole directing and choreographing.
The Griswold’s Broadway Vacation The Musical will take a cross-country road trip on its way to a planned Main Stem bow this year. Performances will run at 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle followed by a stint at Theatre Under the Stars in Houston.
The London revival of Cabaret leads the 2022 Olivier Award nominations with 11 total, the most for any show, including nods for stars Eddie Redmayne and Jessie Buckley. The best of London theatre will be celebrated April 10 at Royal Albert Hall.
Keri René Fuller will play Jane Seymour in Six beginning March 14, stepping in for Abby Mueller while the star is out on medical leave. It’s anticipated that Mueller will return to the Broadway production at a later date.
Noah Reid joins the original Broadway cast of THE MINUTES, which will resume performances at Studio 54 in Spring 2022.
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Broadway and West End stars will pay tribute to the late composer-lyricist.
Tony nominee and Broadway heartthrob Will Swenson is set to play singer-songwriter Neil Diamond in the upcoming bio-musical A Beautiful Noise. The world premiere is set to begin previews June 21 at the Emerson Colonial Theatre in Boston.
This summer’s shaping up to be a honky-tonking good time. May We All: A New Country Musical will feature songs by a lengthy roster of superstars, including Kacey Musgraves, Dolly Parton, Miranda Lambert, Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn, and Florida Georgia Line. Also lending their songs to the jukebox musical are Brooks & Dunn, Chris Stapleton, Jessica Andrews, Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, Little Big Town, LOCASH, Old Dominion, Runaway June, Sara Evans, Tim McGraw, and Zac Brown Band. FGL’s Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard will also debut two original songs in the score.
A slew of Broadway stars are set to perform songs created by female and nonbinary musicians at Maestra Music’s Amplify 2022 concert later this month. The lineup features Jessica Vosk, Mikaela Bennett, Bonnie Milligan, Michael Maliakel, Darius de Haas, Grace McLean, Elizabeth Stanley, Heidi Blickenstaff, Bryonha Marie Parham, Lourds Lane, and Kennedy Caughell. The performers will sing tunes created by Micki Grant, Alanis Morissette, Jeanine Tesori, Shaina Taub, and more. Directed and hosted by Kate Baldwin, the concert will also feature stories and conversations about theatre and the performing arts industry. Music director Julianne B. Merrill and associate music director Emily Erickson will lead a band made up entirely of Maestra members.
Tony winner Bebe Neuwirth, Broadway alums Ashley Blanchet and Caissie Levy, and more have been cast in the upcoming world premiere of The Bedwetter. The musical begins previews April 30 at Atlantic Theater Company’s Linda Gross Theater ahead of a May 23 opening night. Rounding out the star-studded cast in the Off-Broadway production are Rick Crom, Charlotte Elizabeth Curtis, Zoe Glick, Darren Goldstein, Charlotte MacLeod, Ellyn Marie Marsh, Margot Weintraub, and Emily Zimmerman. The Bedwetter features a book by Joshua Harmon and Sarah Silverman, lyrics by Silvermand and the late Adam Schlesinger, music by Schlesinger, choreography by Byron Easley, and direction by Anne Kauffman. David Yazbek serves as a creative consultant.
Beetlejuice is going beyond haunted houses and graveyards to include its many fans in the show. The Broadway musical is now accepting fan art to include on a mural outside the Marquis Theatre in the alley between 46th and 47th Streets in NYC. The move expands upon Beetlejuice’s popularity with the TikTok generation thanks to its catchy tunes and kooky characters.
The Shubert Organization has renamed the Cort Theatre on Broadway to the James Earl Jones Theatre, recognizing the EGOT winner for his contributions to the performing arts industry. The theatre is currently undergoing renovations and is set to reopen this summer, with a dedication ceremony to follow.