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Smash Alum Katharine McPhee to Succeed Sara Bareilles in Broadway's Waitress

Smash Alum Katharine McPhee to Succeed Sara Bareilles in Broadway's Waitress

Katharine McPhee is bound for Broadway—and this time, it's for real. The star who gained legions of fans as Karen Cartwright on the Broadway-themed TV series Smash will make her official Great White Way debut in the lead role of Jenna in Waitress. McPhee will begin performances in the hit musical on April 10 for a limited engagement through June 17 ...

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Harry Connick Jr. to Star in Broadway-Aimed The Sting at Paper Mill Playhouse

Harry Connick Jr. to Star in Broadway-Aimed The Sting at Paper Mill Playhouse

Broadway vet Harry Connick, Jr. will take on the role of Henry Gondorff, made famous by Paul Newman onscreen, in the upcoming musical adaptation of the 1973 film The Sting. The Broadway-aimed show will start at Paper Mill Playhouse on March 29.

The Sting will feature a book by Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone, the upcoming The Prom) and music ...

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The Secret Garden to Return to Broadway with Tony Winner Warren Carlyle at Its Helm

The Secret Garden to Return to Broadway with Tony Winner Warren Carlyle at Its Helm

We knew The Secret Garden was bound for the Great White Way, and now it's official! The first-ever Broadway revival of the acclaimed musical, The Secret Garden, will open next season. With book and lyrics by Tony Award winner Marsha Norman and music by Tony Award nominee Lucy Simon, The Secret Garden will be directed and choreographed by Tony Award ...

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It Takes a Legend! Tony Winner Betty Buckley Will Lead the National Tour of Hello, Dolly!

It Takes a Legend! Tony Winner Betty Buckley Will Lead the National Tour of Hello, Dolly!

Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Betty Buckley will star in the first national tour of Hello, Dolly!, the Tony-winning Best Musical Revival, which will launch October 2 at the Connor Palace at Cleveland’s Playhouse Square. Full tour dates and cities as well as additional casting for the tour will be announced in the coming weeks.

"I am so thrilled and happy ...

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Huey Lewis & the News Musical Heart of Rock and Roll to Premiere at the Old Globe in 2018

Huey Lewis & the News Musical Heart of Rock and Roll to Premiere at the Old Globe in 2018

Fresh off of the announcement of a Huey Lewis and the News musical being in development, the Old Globe has reported that Heart of Rock and Roll will have its world premiere at the San Diego theater as part of its 2018-2019 season. Performances are scheduled to run from September 6 through October 21. An official opening night will take ...

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Miami's 2018-19 Season Will Include Broadway's Hello, Dolly!, Waitress, Come From Away & More

Miami's 2018-19 Season Will Include Broadway's Hello, Dolly!, Waitress, Come From Away & More

The biggest hits on the Great White Way are headed to Miami as part of the just-announced Broadway in Miami Presented by Bank of America 2018-2019 season!

Broadway blockbusters Hello, Dolly!, Waitress and Come From Away will be part of the upcoming season. The lineup will also include Irving Berlin's White Christmas, Les Miserables and School of Rock. In addition ...

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Don't Stop Believin'! Rock of Ages Musical Will Hit the Road in Fall 2018

Don't Stop Believin'! Rock of Ages Musical Will Hit the Road in Fall 2018

The mind-blowing, face melting, nothin' but a good time musical Rock of Ages will return to the stage this fall with a tenth anniversary touring production. The Tony Award-nominated musical will hit the road starting October 2018 with an all new production. City stops and casting for the tour will be announced at a later date.

It's 1987 on Hollywood's ...

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Huey Lewis & the News Musical Heart of Rock and Roll Is in Development

Huey Lewis & the News Musical Heart of Rock and Roll Is in Development

Good news, indeed! Heart of Rock and Roll, a new musical inspired by the iconic songs of the band Huey Lewis & the News, is in the works, with Broadway director Gordon Greenberg (Holiday Inn) at the helm. The tuner with a book by Jonathan Abrams, based on an original story by Abrams and Tyler Mitchell, will include a ...

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Welcome to Falsettoland! Lincoln Center Theater's Falsettos Will Launch North American Tour in 2019

Welcome to Falsettoland! Lincoln Center Theater's Falsettos Will Launch North American Tour in 2019

Lincoln Center Theater's recent Broadway.com Audience Choice Award-winning production of William Finn and James Lapine's Falsettos will embark on a North American tour in winter 2019. As previously reported, the tour will play engagements during the 2018-19 touring season, including Los Angeles' Ahmanson Theater and San Francisco's Golden Gate Theater, with additional cities to be announced in the coming ...

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LaChanze, Ariana DeBose & Storm Lever Will Lead Summer: The Donna Summer Musical to Broadway

LaChanze, Ariana DeBose & Storm Lever Will Lead Summer: The Donna Summer Musical to Broadway

The trio of stars who embodied the undisputed Queen of Disco in La Jolla Playhouse's world premiere of Summer: The Donna Summer Musical will reprise their work on Broadway. Tony winner LaChanze (The Color Purple), Ariana DeBose (A Bronx Tale) and Storm Lever (Freaky Friday) will portray Donna Summer at different points throughout her career as "Diva Donna," "Disco Donna" and ...

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One of the Great Ones! Broadway's A Bronx Tale Will Launch a National Tour in 2018

One of the Great Ones! Broadway's A Bronx Tale Will Launch a National Tour in 2018

The hit new Broadway musical A Bronx Tale will launch a North American tour during the 2018-2019 season, including engagements at Los Angeles' Hollywood Pantages Theatre, Fort Lauderdale's Broward Center and additional cities to be announced in the coming weeks. Casting for the touring production will be announced at a later date.

A Bronx Tale features a book by Oscar ...

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Happy Birthday, Harold Prince! Prince of Broadway Cast Album Gets a Release Date

Happy Birthday, Harold Prince! Prince of Broadway Cast Album Gets a Release Date

Prince of Broadway may have played its final Broadway performance on October 29 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, but the talented cast's performances from a number of Harold Prince's shows will live on. The company reunited on October 30, 2017 to record a cast album via Gorgeous Entertainment, which will be released via Ghostlight Records on April 20 ...

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Go-Go's Musical Head Over Heels to Play Broadway's Hudson Theatre; Casting Announced

Go-Go's Musical Head Over Heels to Play Broadway's Hudson Theatre; Casting Announced

We got the beat! Head Over Heels, the new musical featuring the iconic songs of The Go-Go's, has found its Broadway home. The previously announced musical will play the Hudson Theatre, with previews slated to begin on June 23 and an opening set for July 26. The production will first play an out-of-town engagement at San Francisco's Curran theater from April 10 ...

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Dear Evan Hansen Wins 2018 Grammy Award; Lin-Manuel Miranda Nabs Third Grammy

Dear Evan Hansen Wins 2018 Grammy Award; Lin-Manuel Miranda Nabs Third Grammy

It's already shaping up to be an awesome Grammy Awards! The Dear Evan Hansen cast recording took home the 2018 Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album on January 28. The album beat out recordings of the Broadway production of Hello, Dolly! and Come From Away. As previously announced, Tony-winning original headliner Ben Platt will perform at the Madison Square Garden ceremony ...

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Beth Leavel, Brooks Ashmanskas & More to Star in Broadway's The Prom

Beth Leavel, Brooks Ashmanskas & More to Star in Broadway's The Prom

They're invited! Beth Leavel, Brooks Ashmanskas and Christopher Sieber will reprise their roles from the Alliance Theatre world premiere in the Broadway production of the new musical comedy The Prom. As previously reported, the musical is scheduled to open on November 15 at a Shubert venue to be announced. Directed and choreographed by Tony winner Casey Nicholaw, The Prom features ...

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Frozen to Release New Broadway Songs Upon Beginning Performances This February

Frozen to Release New Broadway Songs Upon Beginning Performances This February

New music Friday just got a lot more exciting for Frozen fans! As previously announced, the Disney musical will feature both beloved songs from the animated film as well as new tunes from Oscar-winning songwriting team Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. Here's how to start your obsession with the new ones super soon: four brand new songs written for the Broadway ...

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The Phantom of the Opera's 30th Anniversary Stars Ring In an Unprecedented Milestone

The Phantom of the Opera's 30th Anniversary Stars Ring In an Unprecedented Milestone

Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera makes history on January 26, officially celebrating 30 years at the Majestic Theatre. The hit musical has been dazzling Broadway crowds since opening in 1988 with Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman in the leading roles. 

The Phantom of the Opera marked this week's occasion with a number of special events, including ...

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Tony Kushner & Steven Spielberg's New West Side Story Film Announces Open Casting Call

Tony Kushner & Steven Spielberg's New West Side Story Film Announces Open Casting Call

Here's your chance to star in the highly anticipated new West Side Story film remake. Cindy Tolan Casting has put out an open call for the roles of Tony, Maria, Anita and Bernardo in the new take on the iconic movie musical. The previously announced project will feature a new adaptation by Angels in America Tony and Pulitzer winner Tony ...

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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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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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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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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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