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Mystic Pizza Stage Musical in the Works with Original Score from Melissa Etheridge

Mystic Pizza Stage Musical in the Works with Original Score from Melissa Etheridge

Melissa Etheridge will serve up a slice of musical heaven with an upcoming stage adaptation of the 1988 MGM flick Mystic Pizza. Etheridge is crafting original music and lyrics for the newly announced musical, set to feature direction by Gordon Greenberg (The Heart of Rock & Roll), who will co-write the book with Sas Goldberg (Significant Other). The tuner is currently ...

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Kerry Washington-Led American Son to Be Filmed for Netflix

Kerry Washington-Led American Son to Be Filmed for Netflix

Christopher Demos-Brown's star-packed Broadway-debut play American Son may be concluding its limited engagement on January 27, but audiences worldwide will soon have the chance to see the acclaimed work. Its producers have announced that the play will be filmed, sans audience, for a small-screen adaptation set to appear on Netflix. Directed by Kenny Leon, American Son stars Kerry Washington, Steven ...

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Glenn Close, Bradley Cooper & More Earn 2019 Oscar Nominations

Glenn Close, Bradley Cooper & More Earn 2019 Oscar Nominations

Three-time Tony Award winner Glenn Close and Tony nominee Bradley Cooper have earned 2019 Academy Award nominations. The nominees were announced by actors Kumail Nanjiani and Tracee Ellis Ross on January 22. 

Close received a Best Lead Actress nomination for her performance in The Wife and Cooper, last seen on Broadway in The Elephant Man, nabbed nominations for Best Lead Actor ...

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Rent Live Stars Jam Out in A Cappella 'Seasons of Love' Video

Rent Live Stars Jam Out in A Cappella 'Seasons of Love' Video

We're merely a weekend away from the premiere of Fox's highly anticipated Rent Live. In advance of the live musical event, the talent-packed cast recently gathered to record an unplugged version of the moving act-two opener "Seasons of Love." Watch two-time Tony nominee Brandon Victor Dixon, Jordan Fisher, Vanessa Hudgens and their co-stars below and mark your calendar: Rent ...

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Listen to Ariana Grande, Jay-Z & More Sample Broadway Smashes in Their Hit Songs

Listen to Ariana Grande, Jay-Z & More Sample Broadway Smashes in Their Hit Songs

This is a GREAT new music Friday for Broadway fans, and we're not just talking about the awesome "Seasons of Love" track release from Fox's forthcoming live broadcast on January 27. Within the first 15 seconds of chart-topper (and Broadway alumna) Ariana Grande's latest single "7 Rings," theater lovers will recall a beloved musical theater tune. The song ...

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Broadway-Bound Tina Turner Bio-Musical, Starring Adrienne Warren, to Release Cast Album

Broadway-Bound Tina Turner Bio-Musical, Starring Adrienne Warren, to Release Cast Album

This news is simply the best! Tina, the acclaimed Tina Turner musical currently premiering in London's West End, has announced the release of an original cast album. Tony nominee Adrienne Warren takes on the title role in the production, which will arrive on Broadway later this year.

"It is a privilege to have our show playing to full houses here ...

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Exclusive Portraits of Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr. & More from Hamilton in Puerto Rico

Exclusive Portraits of Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr. & More from Hamilton in Puerto Rico

Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony-winning musical Hamilton officially opened at Puerto Rico's Luis A. Ferré Performing Arts Center on January 11, and the stars celebrated the big night at the Banco Popular Center where they posed in the Broadway.com portrait booth. Click through the gallery for amazing shots of Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr., Ariana DeBose and more Ham fam folks!

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The Broadway.com Show: Jordan Fisher, Vanessa Hudgens, Michael Greif and the Rent Cast on Bringing the Live Show to the Small Screen

The Broadway.com Show: Jordan Fisher, Vanessa Hudgens, Michael Greif and the Rent Cast on Bringing the Live Show to the Small Screen

Jordan Fisher, Vanessa Hudgens, director Michael Greif and the Rent cast talk about the musical's legacy and performing it live on the small screen. 

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Andrew Barth Feldman on Keeping His Dear Evan Hansen Casting News a Secret: 'I Lied for Months'

Andrew Barth Feldman on Keeping His Dear Evan Hansen Casting News a Secret: 'I Lied for Months'

Andrew Barth Feldman, the 16-year-old high-school junior who triumphed at the 2018 Jimmy Awards, is gearing up for his Broadway debut. As previously reported, the young talent is set to begin performances in the Dear Evan Hansen on January 30. Broadway.com caught up with Feldman at the Jimmy Awards reunion party on January 14 at the National Geographic Encounter ...

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Farewell, Carol! An Illustrated Memorial to Broadway Icon Carol Channing

Farewell, Carol! An Illustrated Memorial to Broadway Icon Carol Channing

Broadway legend Carol Channing died on January 15 at her home in Rancho Mirage, California at the age of 97. The actress won a 1964 Tony Award for originating the role of Dolly Gallagher Levi in Hello, Dolly!  She also received a Tony nomination for her turn in The Vamp and had a memorable turn on Broadway in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes ...

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Frozen Announces Casting Gender Swap: Ryann Redmond to Play Olaf

Frozen Announces Casting Gender Swap: Ryann Redmond to Play Olaf

The Tony-nominated musical Frozen will welcome Broadway actress Ryann Redmond (Bring It On) as Olaf beginning on February 19, in a gender-blind casting choice, replacing original cast member Greg Hildreth. Also on that date, Joe Carroll (Bandstand) will join the show as Hans, replacing John Riddle, with current cast member Noah J. Ricketts (Beautiful) taking over the role of Kristoff from Jelani ...

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Ariana DeBose to Play Anita in Steven Spielberg's West Side Story Film

Ariana DeBose 
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This just might be the news of the day! Tony-nominated Summer star and Hamilton original cast member Ariana DeBose has been cast as the fiery Anita in Tony Kushner and Steven Spielberg's upcoming West Side Story remake. David Alvarez, a Tony winner for Billy Elliot, has landed the role of Bernardo, with ...

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Raise a Glass! See Lin-Manuel Miranda and More Celebrate Hamilton's Opening Night in Puerto Rico

Raise a Glass! See Lin-Manuel Miranda and More Celebrate Hamilton's Opening Night in Puerto Rico
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Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony-winning musical Hamilton officially opened at Puerto Rico's Luis A. Ferré Performing Arts Center on January 11, and Broadway.com was on the scene to capture the big night, from the curtain call to the after-party. Click through the gallery for fun snaps from the celebration!

Heidi Schreck's What the Constitution Means to Me Will Transfer to Broadway

Heidi Schreck's What the Constitution Means to Me Will Transfer to Broadway

On the heels of sold-out runs at New York Theatre Workshop and the Greenwich House, What the Constitution Means to Me, the timely new play written by and starring two-time Obie winner Heidi Schreck, will move to Broadway's Hayes Theater this spring. Obie winner Oliver Butler directs the production, set to begin previews on March 14 and open on March ...

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Praise! Watch a Music Video Celebrating the Upcoming 50th Anniversary Tour of Jesus Christ Superstar

Praise! Watch a Music Video Celebrating the Upcoming 50th Anniversary Tour of Jesus Christ Superstar

Almost 10 years after the last major tour, a new mesmerizing production of Jesus Christ Superstar is coming to North America! Directed by Timothy Sheader, and featuring choreography by Drew McOnie (Broadway's King Kong), this 50th anniversary touring production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's iconic musical will launch at Austin’s Bass Concert Hall in October, before the Olivier ...

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Ingrid Michaelson Is Turning The Notebook into a Musical

Ingrid Michaelson Is Turning The Notebook into a Musical

Ingrid Michaelson, the acclaimed singer-songwriter who made her Broadway-acting debut in Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, has announced that she is lending her composing talents to a musical adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' novel The Notebook, which was made into a hit 2004 film. Kevin McCollum (Something Rotten!) and Kurt Deutsch (Sh-K-Boom Records) are behind the musical as producers ...

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Watch Frankie Grande Sing Rent's 'Seasons of Love' with Fierce Guest Vocals from Little Sis Ariana Grande

Watch Frankie Grande Sing Rent's 'Seasons of Love' with Fierce Guest Vocals from Little Sis Ariana Grande

Fox's highly anticipated Rent Live! is approaching, and we're not the only ones excited about the new live event. Broadway actor and Big Brother alum Frankie Grande recently offered up a pitch-perfect submission for a mashup video of performances from the Tony- and Pulitzer-winning musical. He was joined by stage friends Ben Gettinger, Jon-Erik Goldberg and Dominic Crossey, along with ...

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Welcome to Club Broadway.com! Watch Norm Lewis Bring Holiday Cheer with His Powerful Pipes

Welcome to Club Broadway.com! Watch Norm Lewis Bring Holiday Cheer with His Powerful Pipes

Broadway fave Norm Lewis hits the Broadway.com studio to perform "Why Couldn't It Be Christmas Everyday?" from The Norm Lewis Christmas Album. Catch his holiday solo show Nutcracker Cool at Feinstein's/54 Below from December 17-22.

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Nominate Your Teacher for the Tonys' 2019 Theatre Education Award

Nominate Your Teacher for the Tonys' 2019 Theatre Education Award

Submissions are now open for the Tony Awards' 2019 Theatre Education Award! Carnegie Mellon University will once again recognize an exemplary teacher with the special honor, to be presented during the 2019 Tonys ceremony.

Now through February 15, 2019, submissions will be accepted online for K-12 theater educators at an accredited institution or recognized community-theater organization. Anyone—from students and school ...

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Daniel Fish's Immersive Oklahoma! Will Transfer to Broadway

Daniel Fish's Immersive Oklahoma! Will Transfer to Broadway

On the heels of an acclaimed production at Brooklyn's St. Ann's Warehouse, the innovative new staging of Oklahoma! from director Daniel Fish will move to Broadway's Circle in the Square Theatre in 2019. Previews will begin on March 19 with an opening night of April 7 for a limited run through September 1.

The interior of the Circle in the ...

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Broadway Across America & DelKing Entertainment Announce Partnership at Showcenter Complex in Mexico

Broadway Across America & DelKing Entertainment Announce Partnership at Showcenter Complex in Mexico

DelKing Entertainment and Broadway Across America, part of the John Gore Organization, two leaders in live entertainment, have announced a partnership to begin programming productions at Showcenter Complex in Monterrey N.L., Mexico. Kicking off the partnership will be stagings of The Illusionists, Cinderella and Chicago.

The world-class venue will welcome many popular Broadway productions, in the original language, straight ...

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Who Will Be the 2018 Broadway.com Star of the Year? Vote Now!

Who Will Be the 2018 Broadway.com Star of the Year? Vote Now!

The halls are decked, the Christmas cookies are frosted (and let’s be honest—taste-tested!) and “best of the year” props are being handed out left and right. Well now it's your turn to have a say! Select Broadway.com’s 2018 Star of the Year—from Tony-winning trailblazers to thrilling new faces, we've choosen 11 nominees that epitomized what it means to be ...

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Pretty Woman: The Musical Cast Album to Be Released on Special 2-LP Red Vinyl Edition

Pretty Woman: The Musical Cast Album to Be Released on Special 2-LP Red Vinyl Edition

Get ready to listen to Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance's first musical-theater score on a fancy pair of records! A special 2-LP red vinyl edition of the cast album to Pretty Woman: The Musical has been announced. The vinyl is now available for preorder and will be released by Atlantic Records on January 18, 2019.

Based on the smash ...

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Close Shave! Check Out Santino Fontana as Dorothy Michaels in Tootsie

Close Shave! Check Out Santino Fontana as Dorothy Michaels in Tootsie

Tootsie, the new musical based on the acclaimed 1982 comedy classic, is heading to the Great White Way this spring. The story follows talented but difficult actor Michael Dorsey, played by Tony nominee Santino Fontana, who struggles to find work until an audacious, desperate stunt lands him the role of a lifetime. Counting down the days until you you get ...

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Billy Porter, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Glenn Close, Lucas Hedges Earn 2019 Golden Globe Nominations

Billy Porter, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Glenn Close, Lucas Hedges Earn 2019 Golden Globe Nominations

Nominations are here for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's 2019 Golden Globe Awards. A talented group of theater alums are among the list of creatives set to be recognized at the ceremony on January 6, 2019, airing live on NBC.

Nominees of note to stage fans include Tony winner Billy Porter (Kinky Boots) with his first Globe nomination for the newly ...

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