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A Whole New World! Arielle Jacobs to Join Broadway's Aladdin as Princess Jasmine

A Whole New World! Arielle Jacobs to Join Broadway's Aladdin as Princess Jasmine

Arielle Jacobs is heading to Broadway to take on the role of Princess Jasmine in Disney's Aladdin beginning on February 20, 2018. Luckily, she's got a diamond in the rough who can show her the ropes: her brother Adam Jacobs, who originated the titular role on Broadway and is currently leading the national tour. Courtney Reed will play her final ...

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David Alan Grier, Ken Jeong & PRETTYMUCH Sign On for A Christmas Story Live!

David Alan Grier, Ken Jeong & PRETTYMUCH Sign On for A Christmas Story Live!

Three-time Tony nominee David Alan Grier, film star Ken Jeong and the boyband PRETTYMUCH will appear on the upcoming live TV presentation of A Christmas Story. Grier will play Santa Claus, Jeong will take on two roles—a Christmas tree salesman and a restaurant owner—and PRETTYMUCH will perform as the Hohman Indiana carolers. The musical event is set to air on ...

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Sara Bareilles Will Return to Her Broadway Musical Waitress; Jason Mraz Extends Run

Sara Bareilles Will Return to Her Broadway Musical Waitress; Jason Mraz Extends Run

Grammy-nominated songwriter and former Waitress star Sara Bareilles will rejoin the cast of the Broadway musical on January 16, 2018 in the role of Jenna. Bareilles will play a six-week limited engagement in the musical at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre through February 25. As previously announced, current star Betsy Wolfe will play her final performance on January 9. In additional ...

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Come From Away, Dear Evan Hansen & Hello, Dolly! Cast Albums Earn Grammy Noms

Come From Away, Dear Evan Hansen & Hello, Dolly! Cast Albums Earn Grammy Noms

Cast albums of celebrated new musicals Come From Away and Dear Evan Hansen as well as the acclaimed revival of Hello, Dolly! were named 2018 Grammy nominees on November 28. In an unusual change from the norm, only three albums were nominated, whereas in the past five cast recordings have typically received nods. 

Come From Away composers David Hein ...

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Blowing Out Amps! Tickets Now on Sale for School of Rock—The Musical in Cincinnati

Blowing Out Amps! Tickets Now on Sale for School of Rock—The Musical in Cincinnati

It's almost time to be part of that heavenly scene! Tickets are now on sale for the national tour of School of Rock—The Musical in Cincinnati. The touring production of the smash hit Broadway musical, based on the 2003 movie of the same name, will open on February 21 at Procter & Gamble Hall - Aronoff Center for the Arts and close on March 4, 2018.

With a book by Julian Fellowes, music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Glenn Slater, School of Rock tells the story of wannabe rock star Dewey Finn, who poses as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. When he discovers his students’ musical talents, he enlists his fifth-graders to form ...

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Hit Broadway Comedy The Play That Goes Wrong Will Launch a National Tour in 2018

Hit Broadway Comedy The Play That Goes Wrong Will Launch a National Tour in 2018

The Broadway smash hit comedy The Play That Goes Wrong, currently the longest-running play on the Great White Way, will launch a North American tour during the 2018-2019 season, including a 5-week engagement at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles. Additional cities and the touring cast will be announced in the coming months.

Co-written by Mischief Theatre company members Henry ...

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One Jump Ahead! Tickets Now On Sale for the Tour of Disney's Aladdin in Cincinnati

One Jump Ahead! Tickets Now On Sale for the Tour of Disney's Aladdin in Cincinnati

Let them share this whole new world with you! Tickets are now on sale for the national tour of Aladdin in Cincinnati. Disney's blockbuster Broadway musical, starring Adam Jacobs as Aladdin and Isabelle McCalla as Jasmine, will play Procter & Gamble Hall - Aronoff Center for the Arts from May 29 through June 10, 2018.

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Jimmy Buffett Musical Escape to Margaritaville Sets Cast Album Release Date

Jimmy Buffett Musical Escape to Margaritaville Sets Cast Album Release Date

An original Broadway cast recording of Escape to Margaritaville, the new show featuring the music of singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett, will be released on February 16, 2018, the morning of the show’s first Broadway performance. The album, which will be recorded this month in Chicago, features both original songs along with many of Buffett’s classics.

Escape to Margaritaville recently premiered in ...

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Beyonce to Voice the Role of Nala in The Lion King Remake; Casting Complete

Beyonce to Voice the Role of Nala in The Lion King Remake; Casting Complete

We just can't wait! As previously speculated, hit singer Beyoncé Knowles-Carter will voice the role of strong-minded lioness Nala in the upcoming live-action remake of The Lion King. Jon Favreau will direct the film, slated for a July 19, 2019 release in cinemas. Disney broke the casting news on Twitter.

Also newly announced to the voice cast are current Meteor ...

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Anastasia, Dear Evan Hansen & More to Sing Out on NBC During Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Anastasia, Dear Evan Hansen & More to Sing Out on NBC During Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Casts of some of Broadway's best shows are scheduled to appear on NBC's broadcast of the 2017 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade! Shows set to perform include 2017 Tony-winning Best Musical Dear Evan Hansen, along with the upcoming revival of Once on This Island and the new musicals Anastasia and SpongeBob SquarePants. The show-stopping Radio City Rockettes will also bring their ...

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Moulin Rouge! The Musical to Play 2018 Pre-Broadway Run in Boston

Moulin Rouge! The Musical to Play 2018 Pre-Broadway Run in Boston

The world premiere pre-Broadway engagement of Moulin Rouge! The Musical, the new stage show based on Baz Luhrmann's 2001 motion picture, will reopen Boston's newly restored Emerson Colonial Theatre in the summer of 2018. Exact dates will be set for the previously announced show which features a book by John Logan, direction by Alex Timbers and choreography by Sonya Tayeh.

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Exclusive! Aaron Tveit & Karen Olivo Lead Moulin Rouge Developmental Lab

Exclusive! Aaron Tveit & Karen Olivo Lead Moulin Rouge Developmental Lab

Broadway.com has learned exclusively that stage favorite Aaron Tveit and Tony winner Karen Olivo are stepping into the shoes of Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman in the developmental lab of Moulin Rouge! The Musical, based on Baz Luhrmann's 2001 motion picture Moulin Rouge. Tveit and Olivo are currently leading the show's previously announced workshop presentation in the roles of ...

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Waitress & Come From Away to Perform on CBS During Thanksgiving Day Parade

Waitress & Come From Away to Perform on CBS During Thanksgiving Day Parade

Some of Broadway’s best are lined up to show off their piping hot talents during CBS’ Thanksgiving Day Parade coverage. The broadcast will feature performances from the casts of Come From Away and Waitress, including two-time Grammy winner and Broadway-bound cast member Jason Mraz. Portions of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will also air during the broadcast.

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Jane Krakowski & Chris Diamantopoulos Join A Christmas Story Live! on Fox

Jane Krakowski & Chris Diamantopoulos Join A Christmas Story Live! on Fox

Christmas has come early! Tony winner Jane Krakowski will play Miss Shields, the teacher of nine-year-old Ralphie Parker, in the upcoming live TV presentation of A Christmas Story. Broadway alum Chris Diamantopoulos has also joined the cast, portraying Ralphie’s dad. The musical event will air on December 17 at 7:00pm EST on Fox.

Jane Krakowski is a Tony winner ...

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Mark Your Calendar! Date Set for 72nd Annual Tony Awards

Mark Your Calendar! Date Set for 72nd Annual Tony Awards

Save the date! The 72nd annual Tony Awards will take place on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at Radio City Music Hall. The ceremony, which honors theater professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway, will once again air on CBS. The ceremony has been broadcast on the network since 1978 and is scheduled to air on CBS through 2026.

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A Christmas Story Live! Finds Its Ralphie Parker in Newcomer Andy Walken

A Christmas Story Live! Finds Its Ralphie Parker in Newcomer Andy Walken

Following a nationwide digital casting call, Andy Walken, an 11-year-old from Seattle, WA, has been cast in the central role of Ralphie Parker in the upcoming live TV presentation of A Christmas Story! The musical event will air on December 17 at 7:00pm EST on Fox.

More than 350 applicants were considered for the role of Ralphie, the boy ...

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Come From Away Recoups Broadway Investment in Less Than Eight Months

Come From Away Recoups Broadway Investment in Less Than Eight Months

The talents behind the new musical Come From Away have reason to celebrate! The show has recouped its $12 million capitalization in less than eight months on Broadway. Come From Away began performances on February 18 and officially opened on March 12 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.

"Since we first saw the presentation of Come From Away four years ago ...

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Cher Bio-Musical The Cher Show Will Open at Broadway's Neil Simon Theatre in 2018

Cher Bio-Musical The Cher Show Will Open at Broadway's Neil Simon Theatre in 2018

The long-awaited Cher bio-musical, The Cher Show, has found its Broadway home! The show will open at the Neil Simon Theatre in the fall of 2018, with exact dates for the run to be announced. The new tuner based on the life and career of the Oscar-winning singer will first set down its roots in the Windy City, playing an ...

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Grammy Winner Jason Mraz to Make Broadway Debut in Waitress

Grammy Winner Jason Mraz to Make Broadway Debut in Waitress

We couldn't have ordered up a more exciting new leading man! Singer-songwriter Jason Mraz will join leading lady Betsy Wolfe in the company of Broadway's Waitress in the role of Dr. Pomatter beginning on November 3. The two-time Grammy winner will play a limited 10-week engagement in the musical at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.

Mraz is most known for the ...

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Little Shop of Horrors Film Will Return to Cinemas with Alternate Ending

Little Shop of Horrors Film Will Return to Cinemas with Alternate Ending

Grow for me? That's what the iconic 1986 film adaptation of the hit musical Little Shop of Horrors is doing for moviegoers. The film will return to cinemas for a pair of showings on October 29 and 31, restoring the film's original extended ending that was famously changed (made less scary) after feedback from test audiences.

The film, which follows the rise ...

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Samantha Barks & Steve Kazee to Headline Broadway-Bound Pretty Woman: The Musical

Samantha Barks & Steve Kazee to Headline Broadway-Bound Pretty Woman: The Musical

Broadway’s upcoming Pretty Woman: The Musical has found its stars. Tony winner Steve Kazee (Once) is taking on the role of Edward Lewis in the new show, with Les Misérables film star Samantha Barks playing the prostitute who wins his heart, Vivian Ward. The roles were, of course, made famous by Richard Gere and Julia Roberts in the smash 1990 ...

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Fox's Live Musical Broadcast of Rent Has an Air Date

Fox's Live Musical Broadcast of Rent Has an Air Date

No day but January 27, 2019! Fox's previously announced live musical broadcast of Jonathan Larson's Pulitzer Prize-winning musical will air on that date at 7:00pm Eastern Standard Time. As previously reported, the network will broadcast A Christmas Story on December 17. Marc Platt has been tapped to produce both live musicals.

Adam Siegel, Julie Larson, Al Larson and Revolution ...

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Matthew Broderick Set to Play The Narrator in Fox's A Christmas Story

Matthew Broderick Set to Play The Narrator in Fox's A Christmas Story

Christmas has come early with this news! Two-time Tony winner Matthew Broderick will play The Narrator in Fox's next live musical, A Christmas Story. As previously announced, the production is inspired by both the beloved 1983 film and Tony-nominated Broadway musical. Dear Evan Hansen's Tony-winning music duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (who received 2013 Tony noms for A ...

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The John Gore Organization, Parent Company of Broadway.com, Announces Key Management Changes

The John Gore Organization, Parent Company of Broadway.com, Announces Key Management Changes

Congrats are in order for some key players at The John Gore Organization, which announced several promotions of longtime employees. JGO is the parent company of Broadway.com, as well as Broadway Across America, The Broadway Channel, BroadwayBox.com and Group Sales Box Office.

Former Chief Operating Officer (and 2016 special Tony Award winner) Miles Wilkin will now serve as Vice ...

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Broadway.com Launches The Sit-Down Podcast

Broadway.com Launches The Sit-Down Podcast

Add this to your list of podcasts! The Sit-Down by Broadway.com, a podcast that features audio versions of the most engaging conversations from the ever-expanding Broadway.com content library.

You already hang out with us to get the latest theater news, gorgeous photo and video features and shenanigans with your favorite stars. Why not take clips from Live ...

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