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Second 2018 Tonys Eligibility Rulings: Once On This Island's Hailey Kilgore Eligible as Leading Actress & More

Second 2018 Tonys Eligibility Rulings: Once On This Island's Hailey Kilgore Eligible as Leading Actress & More

The Tony Awards administration committee met today for the second time to confirm the eligibility status of ten Broadway productions for the American Theatre Wing's 2018 Tony Awards. The Tonys administration committee will meet a total of four times throughout the 2017-2018 season to decide the eligibility for the 72nd Annual Tonys. The productions discussed on January 25 were M. Butterfly ...

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Put on Your Dancing Sandals & Watch the New Trailer for Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Put on Your Dancing Sandals & Watch the New Trailer for Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

The countdown has begun for the release of the upcoming film sequel Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again and we couldn't be more excited. Universal Pictures whet our appetites last month with a first look at the new movie musical and now we've been offered up a second glance. Warm up your vocals cords and watch Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried ...

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Tootsie Musical Starring Santino Fontana to Play Broadway in 2019; Tryout Run Set for Chicago

Tootsie Musical Starring Santino Fontana to Play Broadway in 2019; Tryout Run Set for Chicago

The long-buzzed-about stage-musical adaptation of the 1982 comedy flick Tootsie is bound for Broadway! The tuner will make its Great White Way debut in spring of 2019 at a venue to be announced. Santino Fontana (Cinderella, Frozen), who has been speculated as the musical's star for some time, will lead the cast as struggling actor Michael Dorsey. Tootsie features a book by ...

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The Phantom of the Opera Is Here and 30! Looking Back at the Magic and Romance of Broadway's Longest-Running Show

The Phantom of the Opera Is Here and 30! Looking Back at the Magic and Romance of Broadway's Longest-Running Show

As "The Phantom of the Opera" celebrates its 30th anniversary on Broadway on January 26, Broadway.com looks back at the show's start and the secret to its success and shines the spotlight on its new trio of starsPeter Jöback as The Phantom, Ali Ewoldt as Christine and Rodney Ingram as Raoul with a sexy photo ...

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Laurie Metcalf, Denzel Washington and Pasek & Paul Earn 2018 Oscar Nominations

Laurie Metcalf, Denzel Washington and Pasek & Paul Earn 2018 Oscar Nominations

Laurie Metcalf and Denzel Washington, the Tony winners slated to return to Broadway this spring in Three Tall Women and The Iceman Cometh, respectively, were named among the 2018 Academy Award nominees on January 23. Dear Evan Hansen's Tony-winning composers Benj Pasek and Justin Paul and Frozen songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Tony winner Robert Lopez were also honored by the ...

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Sinatra The Musical, Based on Life & Career of Frank Sinatra, in Development for 2020 Debut

Sinatra The Musical, Based on Life & Career of Frank Sinatra, in Development for 2020 Debut

Frank Sinatra Enterprises has announced the development of Sinatra The Musical, a new Frank Sinatra bio-show featuring the music of the legendary singer and actor. Emmy winner Danny Strong (Empire, Game Change), who is also at work on a movie remake of Oliver!, has been enlisted to write a book for the Sinatra musical, which is aiming to hit the ...

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Watch Rocktopia's Tony Vincent & More Add a Classical Kick to Patti Smith, Elton John & More

Watch Rocktopia's Tony Vincent & More Add a Classical Kick to Patti Smith, Elton John & More

Check out these performance clips from the Broadway extravaganza, Rocktopia!

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Dear Evan Hansen's Pasek & Paul and More Broadway Greats Win 2018 Golden Globe Awards

Dear Evan Hansen's Pasek & Paul and More Broadway Greats Win 2018 Golden Globe Awards

The 2018 Golden Globe Awards ceremony was a meaningful evening for the beloved Tony-winning songwriters of Broadway hit Dear Evan Hansen. Benj Pasek and Justin Paul took home the Golden Globe in the Best Original Song category for their showstopping number "This Is Me" (sung by Waitress alum Keala Settle) from the movie musical The Greatest Showman. Seth ...

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Sara Bareilles to Play Mary Magdalene in NBC's Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert

Sara Bareilles to Play Mary Magdalene in NBC's Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert

Waitress creator and star Sara Bareilles will sing out as Mary Magdalene in NBC's highly anticipated TV presentation of Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert. David Leveaux will direct the previously announced new version of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's musical, slated to take place on Easter Sunday, April 1. NBC has also revealed that the concert will be filmed ...

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Patti LuPone & Ben Platt Will Perform on the 2018 Grammy Awards

Patti LuPone & Ben Platt Will Perform on the 2018 Grammy Awards

TV viewers tuning in to the 2018 Grammy Awards are in for a special treat. Tony winners Patti LuPone and Ben Platt have been announced as performers in a special tribute to legendary composers Andrew Lloyd Webber and Leonard Bernstein. LuPone will reprise her iconic 1981 Grammy performance of "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina" from Evita and Platt will sing ...

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Let's Get Razzle Dazzled! Broadway Balances America Goes Behind the Scenes with Chicago The Musical

Let's Get Razzle Dazzled! Broadway Balances America Goes Behind the Scenes with Chicago The Musical

Come on, babe, why don't we paint the town? And all that jazz! Broadway Balances America, the special five-part series airing on The Balancing Act on Lifetime Television, continued its fourth season on January 3 with a special look at the Tony Award-winning revival of Kander and Ebb's Chicago. Celebrating 20 years of razzle dazzle, the Broadway landmark continues to ...

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Watch the Cast of SpongeBob SquarePants Ring in the New Year with a 'Bikini Bottom Day'

Watch the Cast of SpongeBob SquarePants Ring in the New Year with a 'Bikini Bottom Day'

2018 is here, and Broadway's best are kicking off the new year in style. The cast of the joyful musical SpongeBob SquarePants paid a visit to Good Morning America on January 2 to show off their special new show. Watch newly anointed star Ethan Slater, Broadway.com vlogger Lilli Cooper and their fellow cast sing the musical's energetic opening number ...

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Comin' to Town! Tickets Now on Sale for Tony-Winning The Color Purple Musical in Miami

Comin' to Town! Tickets Now on Sale for Tony-Winning The Color Purple Musical in Miami

Must be somethin' to fuss about! Tickets are now on sale for the national tour of The Color Purple in Miami. The touring production of the 2016 Tony Award-winning musical revival will open on February 27 at The Adrienne Arsht Center and close on March 4.

The Color Purple features a book by Marsha Norman, lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee ...

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Watch Meryl Streep, Cher & More in the First Trailer for Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Watch Meryl Streep, Cher & More in the First Trailer for Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

You better bet we are the “Dancing Queen” after seeing the first trailer for the movie sequel Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. The film that gives us an early look at lively matriarch Donna (Meryl Streep) has us counting down the days for its July 20, 2018 release. Featuring Beautiful: The Carole King Musical alum Jessica Keenan Wynn as Young ...

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John Legend to Play Title Role in Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert

John Legend to Play Title Role in Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert

Music icon John Legend has signed on to play Jesus Christ in NBC's upcoming TV concert presentation Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert. David Leveaux will direct the previously announced new version of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's 1971 musical, slated to take place on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018. The concert will be filmed live from Brooklyn, NY ...

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Summer: The Donna Summer Musical Will Arrive on Broadway

Summer: The Donna Summer Musical Will Arrive on Broadway

Broadway audiences are in for some “Hot Stuff” when the new bio-show Summer: The Donna Summer Musical sets up house at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in 2018. Featuring a book by Colman Domingo, Robert Cary and Des McAnuff, choreography by Sergio Trujillo and direction by McAnuff, the production will start previews on March 28 with an opening slated for April 23.  ...

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Princess Diana Musical, Diana, Set for World Premiere at La Jolla Playhouse

Princess Diana Musical, Diana, Set for World Premiere at La Jolla Playhouse

Diana, the new musical chronicling the life of Princess Diana, will have its world premiere at La Jolla Playhouse as part of its 2018-2019 season. As previously reported, the Tony Award-winning Memphis team Joe DiPietro and David Bryan created the show which has La Jolla Artistic Director and Come From Away Tony winner Christopher Ashley at its helm. No word yet ...

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The Greatest Showman's Thrilling Live Trailer Is Just the Fuel We Need This Holiday Season

The Greatest Showman's Thrilling Live Trailer Is Just the Fuel We Need This Holiday Season

As if last night's perfect presentation of A Christmas Story Live! didn't fill us with enough life, we were served up with a magical bonus. Hugh Jackman and the cast of the upcoming P.T. Barnum biopic The Greatest Showman also showed off for TV audiences. Jackman, Zendaya, Zac Efron and Broadway star Keala Settle offered up a live performance ...

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Hugh Jackman, James Corden & Zac Efron Perform an Epic Medley of On the Town, Guys and Dolls & Fame

Hugh Jackman, James Corden & Zac Efron Perform an Epic Medley of On the Town, Guys and Dolls & Fame

The day is almost here (December 20) for the highly anticipated P.T. Barnum biopic The Greatest Showman to be released in movie theaters. The film's stars can hardly wait, either, and are getting into the musical spirit. Tony winner Hugh Jackman, Zendaya and Zac Efron teamed up with Tony winner James Corden on December 14 for an epic new take ...

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The Broadway Channel & PIX11 Partner for Monthly Series Broadway Profiles with Tamsen Fadal

The Broadway Channel & PIX11 Partner for Monthly Series Broadway Profiles with Tamsen Fadal

The Broadway Channel, part of The John Gore Organization family of companies, is in partnership with PIX11 to present Broadway Profiles with Tamsen Fadal, a monthly series of specials about Broadway, hosted by Emmy Award-winning news anchor Tamsen Fadal. The show will feature in-depth interviews with special guests and celebrities as well as an inside look at the Broadway industry ...

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The Lion King's Moving Dual-Language 'Can You Feel the Love Tonight' Has Made Our Holiday Season

The Lion King's Moving Dual-Language 'Can You Feel the Love Tonight' Has Made Our Holiday Season

Disney’s hit musical The Lion King has released its first dual-language music video of “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” performed in Spanish and English featuring Mexico City's Simba, Agustín Argüello, and Broadway's Nala, Adrienne Walker. The performance helps ring in the long-running musical's 20th anniversary on Broadway at the Minskoff Theatre and the show’s 24 global productions, including Mexico ...

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Go-Go's Musical Head Over Heels, Co-Produced by Gwyneth Paltrow, to Play Broadway

Go-Go's Musical Head Over Heels, Co-Produced by Gwyneth Paltrow, to Play Broadway

We got the beat! As previously speculated, Head Over Heels, the new musical featuring the iconic songs of The Go-Go's, has solidified plans for a Broadway premiere. The musical will play a theater to be announced during the 2018-2019 season. The production will first play an out-of-town engagement at San Francisco's Curran theater from April 24 through May 20, 2018. James Magruder has ...

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Temptations Musical Ain't Too Proud to Play Pre-Broadway Run in D.C.

Temptations Musical Ain't Too Proud to Play Pre-Broadway Run in D.C.

The world premiere Berkeley Repertory Theatre production of Ain’t Too Proud—The Life and Times of The Temptations will land at Washington, D.C.'s Kennedy Center for a five-week engagement that is being billed as "pre-Broadway." With a book by Dominique Morisseau, directed by two-time Tony winner Des McAnuff and choreographed by Olivier winner Sergio Trujillo, the production will ...

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Alec Baldwin May Bring Acclaimed Donald Trump Impression to Broadway

Alec Baldwin May Bring Acclaimed Donald Trump Impression to Broadway

Will Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump impression be huuuuge on Broadway?

On a December 11 interview on The Howard Stern Show, the stage vet said he's mulling the opportunity to turn his book You Can’t Spell America Without Me into a solo show, similar to Will Farrell's 2009 Tony-nominated hit You’re Welcome, America. A Final Night with George W. Bush.

You ...

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The Band's Visit Sets Digital Release Date for Original Cast Album

The Band's Visit Sets Digital Release Date for Original Cast Album

Ghostlight Records has announced that the original Broadway cast recording of the new musical The Band's Visit will be released in digital and streaming formats on December 15. The Band's Visit's previously announced cast album will be released on physical CD in early 2018 (it can be pre-ordered here). The show features an original score by David Yazbek and orchestrations ...

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