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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Torch Song to End Broadway Run Early; National Tour to Star Michael Urie

Torch Song to End Broadway Run Early; National Tour to Star Michael Urie

Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song will end its run at the Helen Hayes Theatre on January 6, 2019 instead of playing out its announced limited engagement through February 24, 2019. Michael Urie will reprise his performance as Arnold Beckoff on the tour, which will launch in the fall of 2019 at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles. The Broadway production, directed by Moises Kaufman ...

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Tony Winner Hugh Jackman to Take Solo Show on the Road

Tony Winner Hugh Jackman to Take Solo Show on the Road

Tony-winning stage-and-screen star Hugh Jackman is hitting the road! The showman is planning an international tour titled The Man. The Music. The Show. Jackman fans can look forward to him singing tunes from Les Miserables, The Boy from Oz, Oklahoma! and The Greatest Showman on the tour, which will kick off on May 13, 2019 in Hamburg Germany.

He appeared on ...

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Last Dance: Summer: The Donna Summer Musical Will End Its Broadway Run; North American Tour to Launch

Last Dance: Summer: The Donna Summer Musical Will End Its Broadway Run; North American Tour to Launch

Dim all the lights. The new Broadway bio-show Summer: The Donna Summer Musical has set a final performance date of December 30 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Directed by Des McAnuff, the jukebox tuner began previews on March 28 and officially opened on April 23. By closing, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical will have played 27 previews and 289 regular performances.

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Hadestown, from The Great Comet's Rachel Chavkin, to Arrive at Broadway's Walter Kerr Theatre

Hadestown, from The Great Comet's Rachel Chavkin, to Arrive at Broadway's Walter Kerr Theatre

On the heels of a celebrated West End opening, the new musical Hadestown by singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell has set a 2019 Broadway premiere at the Walter Kerr Theatre. The previously announced main-stem run will begin previews on March 22 with an opening night set for April 17. Tony nominee Rachel Chavkin (The Great Comet) is the musical's co-conceiver and director ...

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Tony Winner Andy Blankenbuehler to Choreograph Cats Film

Tony Winner Andy Blankenbuehler to Choreograph Cats Film

Andy Blankenbuehler, the three-time Tony winner who choreographed the 2016 Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats, has signed on to lend his talent to the upcoming film adaptation, according to Deadline. Blankenbuehler replaces the previously announced Wayne McGregor, who has exited the project due to scheduling conflicts.

In addition to his work on Broadway's Cats, Blankenbuehler earned Tony Awards ...

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Jason Derulo to Sing Out as Rum Tum Tugger in Cats Film

Jason Derulo to Sing Out as Rum Tum Tugger in Cats Film

Singer-songwriter Jason Derulo is the latest star added to the upcoming film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Derulo will take on the role of curious cat Rum Tum Tugger in the highly anticipated screen version of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Broadway hit, scheduled to be released on December 20, 2019.

Derulo's solo recording career kicked ...

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Moulin Rouge! The Musical Sets Dates, Theater & Casting for Broadway Premiere

Moulin Rouge! The Musical Sets Dates, Theater & Casting for Broadway Premiere

Moulin Rouge! The Musical is officially headed to Broadway. The stage adaptation of Baz Luhrmann's 2001 motion picture will make its home at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre beginning on June 28, 2019 with an opening night set for July 25. The Great White Way run follows an acclaimed pre-Broadway premiere at Boston's Colonial Theatre.

Stars from the out-of-town engagement will ...

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Hakuna Matata! Tickets Now on Sale for Disney's Tony-Winning The Lion King in Appleton

Hakuna Matata! Tickets Now on Sale for Disney's Tony-Winning The Lion King in Appleton

The king of the jungle is coming! Tickets are now on sale for the national tour of The Lion King in Appleton. The Tony Award-winning Disney musical will open on February 7 at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center and close on February 24, 2019.

A lively stage adaptation of the Academy Award-winning animated film, The Lion King is the ...

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Chicago Will Partner with Broadway.com on The Search for Roxie! Casting Call & Video Series

Chicago Will Partner with Broadway.com on The Search for Roxie! Casting Call & Video Series

The Tony-winning, record-breaking hit musical revival of Chicago has announced a national casting call, in partnership with Broadway.com, to find the next Roxie Hart to headline the Broadway production. Chicago celebrates its 22nd anniversary this week.

The Search for Roxie!, launching in January 2019, will invite contestants to submit their audition tapes online to enter the casting call. Auditions ...

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Julius Thomas III & Donald Webber Jr. to Lead Third National Tour of Hamilton; Lin-Manuel Miranda Will Launch Tour in Puerto Rico

Julius Thomas III & Donald Webber Jr. to Lead Third National Tour of Hamilton; Lin-Manuel Miranda Will Launch Tour in Puerto Rico

Casting is complete for the upcoming third national touring production of the mega-hit musical Hamilton. The tour will begin with a previously announced Puerto Rico engagement starring the show's creator and original star Lin-Manuel Miranda in the title role. That stop will run from January 8-27, 2019 at Teatro UPR, the theater at the University of Puerto Rico’s main campus in ...

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16-Year-Old Andrew Barth Feldman Is the Next Star of Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway

16-Year-Old Andrew Barth Feldman Is the Next Star of Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway

Andrew Barth Feldman, a 16-year-old high-school junior who triumphed at the 2018 Jimmy Awards, will make his Broadway debut in the title role of Dear Evan Hansen on January 30, 2019. Feldman will succeed current star Taylor Trensch, who will play his final performance on January 27, 2019.

"As a real-life high school student, I relate to the character of Evan ...

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