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Mark Your Calendar! Date Set for 73rd Annual Tony Awards

Mark Your Calendar! Date Set for 73rd Annual Tony Awards

Save the date! The 73rd annual Tony Awards will take place on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at Radio City Music Hall. The ceremony, which honors theater professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway, will once again air on CBS. The Tonys have been broadcast on the network since 1978 and are scheduled to air on CBS through 2026.

The official eligibility ...

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Thank Goodness! Broadway Faves Jackie Burns & Kara Lindsay Will Return to the National Tour of Wicked

Thank Goodness! Broadway Faves Jackie Burns & Kara Lindsay Will Return to the National Tour of Wicked

They couldn't be goodlier! They couldn't be lovelier! We couldn't be luckier! Broadway favorites Jackie Burns and Kara Lindsay will return to the touring production of Wicked as Elphaba and Glinda, respectively, beginning October 31 at San Diego's Civic Theatre. Additionally, Michael Wartella will also return to Oz as Boq, a role he previously played in the Broadway company and ...

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Simply the Best! Tina Turner Bio-Musical Set for Broadway Transfer in Fall 2019

Simply the Best! Tina Turner Bio-Musical Set for Broadway Transfer in Fall 2019

The hit Tina Turner bio-musical, currently thrilling audiences in London's West End, has announced a Broadway arrival. Tina: The Tina Turner Musical will begin performances in the fall of 2019 with exact performance dates and venue to be announced. The show is helmed by Tony-nominated Mamma Mia! director Phyllida Lloyd; the musical features a book by Olivier winner Katori Hall.

Born Anna Mae ...

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Ansel Elgort Will Play Tony in Steven Spielberg's West Side Story Film Remake

Ansel Elgort Will Play Tony in Steven Spielberg's West Side Story Film Remake

Something’s comin', something good for film fave Ansel Elgort. The Hollywood star has been cast as Tony in Steven Spielberg’s new big screen adaptation of West Side Story, according to Variety.

Elgort, who earned a Golden Globe nomination for Baby Driver and also appeared in the hit The Fault in Our Stars and the Divergent film series, has a musical ...

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Steven Spielberg Recruits Tony-Winning Choreographer Justin Peck for West Side Story Film Remake

Steven Spielberg Recruits Tony-Winning Choreographer Justin Peck for West Side Story Film Remake

Tony-winning choreographer Justin Peck has joined the production team of the new film version of the Broadway musical West Side Story, to be directed by Oscar winner Steven Spielberg. Peck, the resident choreographer and a soloist dancer with the New York City Ballet, won a 2018 Tony Award for his choreography in the Broadway revival of Carousel.

"This is a ...

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Let's Go Out! Tickets Now on Sale for the 20th Anniversary Tour of RENT in Albuquerque

Let's Go Out! Tickets Now on Sale for the 20th Anniversary Tour of RENT in Albuquerque

You've got a prize, so don't compromise—you're one lucky baby! Tickets are now on sale for the 20th anniversary tour of RENT in Albuquerque. Jonathan Larson's Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning musical will open on February 15 at Popejoy Hall and close on February 17, 2019.

A re-imagining of Puccini's La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives ...

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Almost Famous Is Being Made into a Broadway Musical

Almost Famous Is Being Made into a Broadway Musical

The acclaimed 2000 film Almost Famous will soon sing out on Broadway. The flick's Oscar-winning screenwriter and director Cameron Crowe is adapting his iconic work into a main-stem musical, with a production schedule to come. The musical will feature a book by Crowe and music by Pulitzer and Tony winner Tom Kitt (Next to Normal), with lyrics by Kitt and ...

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Season Five of Lifetime Channel's Broadway Balances America Premieres in September

Season Five of Lifetime Channel's Broadway Balances America Premieres in September

The Balancing Act, the award-winning morning show on the Lifetime Channel, is excited to announce that it has begun shooting the fifth season of the popular series, Broadway Balances America, sponsored by Broadway Across America. This five-part miniseries will take viewers behind the scenes of some of the most beloved Broadway musicals touring the country, including Anastasia, School of Rock ...

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Joe Iconis & Joe Tracz's Be More Chill Will Transfer to Broadway

Joe Iconis & Joe Tracz's Be More Chill Will Transfer to Broadway

This just might be the news of the day! Be More Chill, Joe Iconis and Joe Tracz's fan-favorite musical currently making its off-Broadway debut at the Pershing Square Signature Center, will move to Broadway's Lyceum Theatre in 2019. Previews will begin on February 13 followed by a March 10 opening night. Tickets are now on sale.

"The fact that I get ...

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T Fellowship & Columbia University Announce Five-Year $100,000 Funding Commitment from John Gore Organization

T Fellowship & Columbia University Announce Five-Year $100,000 Funding Commitment from John Gore Organization

The T Fellowship, in association with Columbia University School of the Arts, has announced a five-year $100,000.00 funding commitment from The John Gore Organization beginning in 2018.

The T Fellowship is a one‐year program designed to educate and empower new creative producers. The fellowship provides a stipend of $10,000 with a $20,000 budget for the development of ...

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Believe! Jeff Sullivan & Ruby Gibbs Will Lead the Finding Neverland Tour

Believe! Jeff Sullivan & Ruby Gibbs Will Lead the Finding Neverland Tour

Raise your voice in cheer! Jeff Sullivan (Damn Yankees, Guys & Dolls) and Ruby Gibbs (Grease, Cats) will star as J.M. Barrie and Sylvia Llewelyn Davies, respectively, in the national tour of Finding Neverland. The touring production of the Broadway.com Audience Choice Award-winning musical will open October 1 at the Hershey Theatre in Hershey, PA, before continuing on ...

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One Fine Day! Dylan S. Wallach & Alison Whitehurst Join the National Tour of Beautiful―The Carole King Musical

One Fine Day! Dylan S. Wallach & Alison Whitehurst Join the National Tour of Beautiful―The Carole King Musical

They'll be wishing on the stars above! Dylan S. Wallach (Grease) and Alison Whitehurst (The Fortress of Solitude) will join the national tour of the hit Broadway musical Beautiful—The Carole King Musical as Gerry Goffin and Cynthia Weil, respectively. The new stars will join the touring production beginning September 4 in Denver, CO, before continuing on to additional cities across ...

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Kerry Butler, Rob McClure, Adam Dannheisser, Leslie Kritzer & More Complete the Cast of Beetlejuice

Kerry Butler, Rob McClure, Adam Dannheisser, Leslie Kritzer & More Complete the Cast of Beetlejuice

Full casting is set for the pre-Broadway run of Beetlejuice, the highly anticipated new musical based on the fan-favorite 1988 film. The previously announced world premiere staging will begin previews at Washington, D.C.'s National Theatre on October 14 with an opening slated for November 4. The production will run through November 18.

Newly announced principal cast members include Tony ...

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Craig Zadan, Trailblazing Smash Producer Who Reignited Musicals on Screen, Dies at 69

Craig Zadan, Trailblazing Smash Producer Who Reignited Musicals on Screen, Dies at 69

Craig Zadan, a prolific producer of a wide variety of musical productions who began a resurgence of sung entertainment on television, has died at age 69. The news of Zadan's death was confirmed in an email from NBC vice-president Stuart Levine.

"It is with profound sadness that I am announcing the passing of my dear friend and colleague Craig Zadan ...

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Gettin' a Cast Album! Broadway's Gettin' the Band Back Together Will Be Preserved on CD

Gettin' a Cast Album! Broadway's Gettin' the Band Back Together Will Be Preserved on CD

The fresh Broadway tuner Gettin' the Band Back Together has announced an original cast recording, set for release digitally and on CD by Sh-K-Boom Records later this year. The new show features an original score by Mark Allen and orchestrations by Doug Katsaros and Sonny Paladino.

Gettin' the Band Back Together follows Mitch Papadopolous, who always dreamed of being the ...

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World Premiere Beetlejuice Musical Finds Its Stars in Alex Brightman & Sophia Anne Caruso

World Premiere Beetlejuice Musical Finds Its Stars in Alex Brightman & Sophia Anne Caruso

Initial casting has been announced for the pre-Broadway run of Beetlejuice, a new musical based on the fan-favorite 1988 film. Tony nominee Alex Brightman will lead the company in the title role (created on-screen by Michael Keaton) with Sophia Anne Caruso as Lydia (played in the movie by Winona Ryder). The previously announced world premiere staging will begin previews at Washington ...

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Pretty Woman: The Musical Sets Cast Album Release Date

Pretty Woman: The Musical Sets Cast Album Release Date

Get ready to listen to Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance's first musical-theater score on repeat! Atlantic Records' cast album to Pretty Woman: The Musical has set a digital release date of September 21 with a physical CD release planned for October 26.

Based on the smash 1990 film, Pretty Woman: The Musical follows unlikely soulmates Vivian (Samantha Barks) and Edward ...

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Tootsie to Play Broadway's Marquis Theatre; Dates & Casting Confirmed

Tootsie to Play Broadway's Marquis Theatre; Dates & Casting Confirmed

The highly anticipated main-stem premiere of Tootsie has found its Broadway home. The new musical based on the beloved 1982 comedy flick will set up shop at the Marquis Theatre, beginning previews on March 29, 2019 and opening on April 23, 2019. Tootsie will first make its world premiere at Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre from September 11, 2018 through October 14 ...

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Network, Starring Bryan Cranston & Directed by Ivo van Hove, Will Play Broadway

Network, Starring Bryan Cranston & Directed by Ivo van Hove, Will Play Broadway

Tune in. Following a hit world premiere production with London's National Theatre, the acclaimed stage adaptation of the iconic film Network is coming to Broadway. Written by Tony winner Lee Hall (Billy Elliot) and directed by Tony winner Ivo van Hove (the upcoming West Side Story), the main-stem transfer will star Tony and Emmy winner Bryan Cranston, reprising his Olivier-winning ...

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Tony-Winning Once On This Island Revival Named Recipient of Equity Diversity Award

Tony-Winning Once On This Island Revival Named Recipient of Equity Diversity Award

Actors' Equity Association has announced that the 2018 Tony-winning and Broadway.com Audience Choice Award-winning revival of Once On This Island will receive the 11th annual Extraordinary Excellence in Diversity on Broadway Award for the 2017-2018 season. Presented by Equity's National Equal Employment Opportunity Committee, the award honors shows that exemplify and promote the union's founding principles of diversity, inclusion ...

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The Winner of So You Think You Can Dance to Earn Part in Fox's Rent Live

The Winner of So You Think You Can Dance to Earn Part in Fox's Rent Live

You'll see! We have a first hint on casting for Rent Live!, Fox's upcoming live musical event. So You Think You Can Dance host Cat Deeley announced during the August 6 episode of the talent-competition series that this season's winner will take on a role to be announced in the highly anticipated TV musical. As previously reported, Rent Live! will ...

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Michelle Williams & Sam Rockwell to Star as Gwen Verdon & Bob Fosse in New Series from Hamilton Team

Michelle Williams & Sam Rockwell to Star as Gwen Verdon & Bob Fosse in New Series from Hamilton Team

Stage-and-screen stars Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams have signed on to play the title roles in Fosse/Verdon, an eight-episode limited series set to appear on FX, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Tony-winning Hamilton collaborators Lin-Manuel Miranda and Andy Blankenbuehler are among the co-producers, with the pilot episode directed by Thomas Kail and written by Dear Evan Hansen Tony winner ...

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NBC Sets May 2019 Air Date for Hair Live!; Diane Paulus to Co-Direct

NBC Sets May 2019 Air Date for Hair Live!; Diane Paulus to Co-Direct

Mark your calendar! The eagerly anticipated live TV presentation of Hair will arrive on NBC on May 19, 2019. Tony winner Diane Paulus, who helmed the Tony-winning 2009 Broadway revival, has signed on to co-direct the small-screen musical alongside Alex Rudzinski, who will serve as live television director as he did for Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, which just ...

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Cats Film Nabs Jennifer Hudson, James Corden, Ian McKellen & Taylor Swift

Cats Film Nabs Jennifer Hudson, James Corden, Ian McKellen & Taylor Swift

Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson has been cast in the iconic role of Grizabella in the eagerly anticipated film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's hit musical Cats, according to Variety. The Broadway alum will sing "Memory" in the new film, which is expected to start filming this November. Additional roles in the movie musical will be performed by Tony winners James ...

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Pretty Woman: The Musical Arrives on Broadway; Cast Album Announced

Pretty Woman: The Musical Arrives on Broadway; Cast Album Announced

Mercy! Pretty Woman: The Musical, the new stage show based on the hit 1990 film, begins previews at the Nederlander Theatre on July 20. Jerry Mitchell directs and choreographs the production, which is scheduled to open on August 16. The musical has also announced an original cast album, featuring the original score of Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance, to be released ...

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