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Andrew Lloyd Webber & Chita Rivera to Receive 2018 Tony Awards for Lifetime Achievement

Andrew Lloyd Webber & Chita Rivera to Receive 2018 Tony Awards for Lifetime Achievement

The Tony Awards Administration Committee has announced that Tony-winning composer and producer Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tony-winning actress Chita Rivera will be the 2018 recipients of the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre.

“The cultural impact that Chita and Andrew have had on the international theater community and on theater education has been immeasurable,” said Heather Hitchens, president ...

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2018 Drama League Awards: The Band's Visit, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child & More Score Nominations

2018 Drama League Awards: The Band's Visit, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child & More Score Nominations

Nominations have been announced for the 2018 Drama League Awards for Outstanding Production of a Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Production of a Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award. The nods were announced by Tony winners Harriet Harris, Julie White and two-time Tony nominee Christopher Sieber at Sardi's Restaurant.

The nominations announcement begins ...

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Sara Bareilles & Josh Groban Will Host 2018 Tony Awards

Sara Bareilles & Josh Groban Will Host 2018 Tony Awards

The Tony Awards have announced that singer, songwriter and Tony nominee Sara Bareilles and Tony-nominated actor, singer and songwriter Josh Groban will co-host the 72nd Annual Tony Awards live from Radio City Music Hall on June 10 at 8:00pm. The ceremony will be broadcast live on CBS.

“The theater has completely transformed my life in every way possible. I ...

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Broadway.com Presents at the Tonys with Imogen Lloyd Webber Wins New York Emmy Award

Broadway.com Presents at the Tonys with Imogen Lloyd Webber Wins New York Emmy Award

The John Gore Organization proudly accepted a New York Emmy Award on April 14 in the category of Special Event Coverage (Other Than News and Sports) for Broadway.com Presents at the Tonys with Imogen Lloyd Webber. The Tony Awards special was executive-produced by John Gore, Lauren Reid and Rich Jaffe, produced by Paul Wontorek, co-written by Wontorek and Beth ...

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The Jimmy Awards Will Present the 2018 Inspiring Teacher Award to Florida's Janine Papin & Nadine Love

The Jimmy Awards Will Present the 2018 Inspiring Teacher Award to Florida's Janine Papin & Nadine Love

The Jimmy Awards will present the 2018 Inspiring Teacher Award, presented by Wells Fargo, to Florida teachers Janine Papin, of Trinity Preparatory School in Winter Park, and Nadine Love, of William R. Boone High School in Orlando. The award will be given to Papin and Love for the encouragement and inspiration that led their students to win the coveted Jimmy ...

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Exclusive! Jesus Christ Superstar to Launch North American Tour in 2019

Exclusive! Jesus Christ Superstar to Launch North American Tour in 2019

Fresh off of NBC's hit presentation of Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, a brand-new national tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's acclaimed musical has been announced. Produced by Work Light Productions, the transfer of the 2017 Olivier Award-winning revival, which played two sold-out engagements in London, will now appear in 50 cities across North America beginning in the ...

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Aaron Tveit, Karen Olivo, Danny Burstein & More to Lead Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Aaron Tveit, Karen Olivo, Danny Burstein & More to Lead Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Stage favorite Aaron Tveit and Tony winner Karen Olivo are stepping into the shoes of Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman for the pre-Broadway run of Moulin Rouge! The Musical. Tveit will play Christian and Olivo will portray Satine in the highly anticipated stage adaptation of Baz Luhrmann's 2001 motion picture. As previously announced, the show's out-of-town engagement will reopen Boston's newly ...

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Beetlejuice Musical to Play D.C.'s National Theatre Before Broadway

Beetlejuice Musical to Play D.C.'s National Theatre Before Broadway

Beetlejuice, a new musical based on the fan-favorite 1988 film of the same name, has booked its pre-Broadway engagement at Washington, D.C.'s National Theatre. Performances will begin this October, with exact dates to be announced. Beetlejuice features a book by Anthony King and Scott Brown and a score by Eddie Perfect. Tony nominee Alex Timbers directs the new tuner ...

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Whistle a Happy Tune! Tickets Now on Sale for The King and I National Tour in Cincinnati

Whistle a Happy Tune! Tickets Now on Sale for The King and I National Tour in Cincinnati

Who's suddenly feeling bright and breezy? Tickets are now on sale for the national tour of Rodgers + Hammerstein's The King and I in Cincinnati. The touring production of the Tony Award-winning musical revival will open on April 10 at Procter & Gamble Hall - Aronoff Center for the Arts and close on April 22.

Rodgers + Hammerstein's classic musical, set in 1860s Bangkok, tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship between the King of ...

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Disney's Frozen, Starring Caissie Levy & Patti Murin, Opens on Broadway

Disney's Frozen, Starring Caissie Levy & Patti Murin, Opens on Broadway

The highly anticipated new stage adaptation of the hit Disney film Frozen officially opens at Broadway's St. James Theatre on March 22. Directed by Tony winner Michael Grandage and choreographed by Tony winner Rob Ashford, Frozen began preview performances on February 22. Broadway veterans Caissie Levy and Patti Murin star.

Frozen centers on two sisters who are pulled apart by ...

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Here For You! Tickets Now On Sale for Tony-Winning The Book of Mormon in Cincinnati

Here For You! Tickets Now On Sale for Tony-Winning The Book of Mormon in Cincinnati

Pack your bags for Uganda! Tickets are now on sale for the national tour of The Book of Mormon in Cincinnati. The Tony Award-winning musical will open on July 31 at Procter & Gamble Hall - Aronoff Center for the Arts and run through August 5.

Written by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Avenue Q and Frozen co-creator Robert Lopez, The Book of Mormon follows two young Mormon missionaries sent to Uganada, who soon discover their training did not quite prepare them for the world outside of Salt Lake City. The Broadway production opened in March 2011 and went on to win nine Tonys, including Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Director. The original Broadway cast recording took home a Grammy Award in 2012 for Best Musical Theater Album.

The cast features Kevin Clay as Elder Price, Conner Peirson as Elder Cunningham, Kayla Pecchioni as Nabulungi, PJ Adzima as Elder McKinley and Sterling Jarvis as Mafala Hatimbi.

The musical is directed by Parker and Casey Nicholaw, who also serves as choreographer. The Book of Mormon features set design by Scott Pask, costume design by Ann Roth, lighting design by Brian MacDevitt and sound design by Brian Ronan.

Don’t miss your chance to see this most amazing musical; buy your tickets today!

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Exclusive! Sara Bareilles Looks to Star in Alice in Wonderland Musical

Exclusive! Sara Bareilles Looks to Star in Alice in Wonderland Musical

This just might be the news of the day! Broadway.com has learned exclusively that Sara Bareilles, songwriter and recent star of Waitress, has eyes on starring in Tony winner Duncan Sheik's previously reported stage adaptation of Alice in Wonderland. Waitress book writer Jessie Nelson and Sheik's Spring Awakening co-writer Steven Sater are also at work on the new musical ...

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Jimmy Buffett Musical Escape to Margaritaville Opens on Broadway

Jimmy Buffett Musical Escape to Margaritaville Opens on Broadway

The new musical Escape to Margaritaville, featuring the island tunes of Jimmy Buffett, officially opens on Broadway at the Marquis Theatre on March 15. Featuring a book by Greg Garcia and Mike O’Malley and direction by Come From Away Tony winner Christopher Ashley, Escape to Margaritaville began previews on February 16. Paul Alexander Nolan and Alison Luff star.

Escape to ...

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Sara Bareilles & Duncan Sheik Teaming Up on Alice in Wonderland Musical

Sara Bareilles & Duncan Sheik Teaming Up on Alice in Wonderland Musical

They almost snuck this one past us! Last month, Tony-winning Spring Awakening composer Duncan Sheik shared on Twitter that he is collaborating with Tony-nommed Waitress songwriter Sara Bareilles on a new musical adaptation of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. Beyond that, not much is currently known about the project's development.

Sheik and Bareilles seem like a smart match as collaborators ...

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The Prom Finds Its Broadway Home at the Cort Theatre; Start Date Announced

The Prom Finds Its Broadway Home at the Cort Theatre; Start Date Announced

School's in! Broadway's new musical comedy The Prom has booked its main-stem home at the Cort Theatre. The previously announced show, slated to open on November 15, has announced a first preview date of October 21.

In The Prom, when Broadway’s brassiest stars get word that a student is unceremoniously sidelined from a small-town Indiana prom—and that the press is ...

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Elena Shaddow Will Lead the National Tour of Rodgers + Hammerstein's The King and I

Elena Shaddow Will Lead the National Tour of Rodgers + Hammerstein's The King and I

Let's all whistle a happy tune for this casting news! Broadway alum Elena Shaddow will join the touring production of Lincoln Center Theater's Tony Award-winning revival of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s The King and I as Anna Leonowens, beginning March 20 in Tempe, AZ.

"I have worked with Elena for many years, going back to The Light in the Piazza and The ...

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Hotcha! Tickets Now on Sale for National Tour of Kander & Ebb's Tony-Winning Chicago in Cincinnati

Hotcha! Tickets Now on Sale for National Tour of Kander & Ebb's Tony-Winning Chicago in Cincinnati

Get ready for some razzle dazzle! Tickets are now on sale for the national tour of Chicago in Cincinnati. The Tony Award-winning John Kander and Fred Ebb musical will play Procter & Gamble Hall - Aronoff Center for the Arts from March 20 through March 25.

Set in the legendary city during the roaring “jazz hot” 20s, Chicago tells the story of two rival vaudevillian murderesses locked up in Cook County Jail. A story of fame, fortune and seduction that has thrilled Broadway ...

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And the Gods Heard Our Prayer! New Production of Once On This Island Will Launch National Tour in Fall 2019

And the Gods Heard Our Prayer! New Production of Once On This Island Will Launch National Tour in Fall 2019

Won't you dance for us now? Won't you give us a show? Yes, they will! The new hit production of Once On This Island, currently playing at Broadway's Circle in the Square Theatre, will launch a North American tour during the fall of 2019. The touring production of the critically-acclaimed revival will play Los Angeles' Ahmanson Theatre, with additional cities ...

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Brandon Victor Dixon, Norm Lewis & More Join NBC's Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert

Brandon Victor Dixon, Norm Lewis & More Join NBC's Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert

Two-time Tony-nominated actor Brandon Victor Dixon (Hamilton) is among the new stars who have been added to the highly anticipated TV presentation of Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert. Dixon will play the role of Judas in the new version of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's musical, slated to air on Easter Sunday, April 1 on NBC. Also new to the company ...

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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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Cincinnati's 2018-19 Season Will Include Broadway's Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, Cats & More

Cincinnati's 2018-19 Season Will Include Broadway's Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, Cats & More

The biggest hits on the Great White Way are headed to Cincinnati as part of the just-announced Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati 2018-2019 season!

Broadway blockbusters Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen and Cats will be part of the upcoming season. The lineup will also include Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Play That Goes Wrong, RENT, Fiddler on ...

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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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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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