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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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History Has Its Eyes on You! Austin Scott & Nicholas Christopher Will Lead the First National Tour of Hamilton

History Has Its Eyes on You! Austin Scott & Nicholas Christopher Will Lead the First National Tour of Hamilton

It's time for them to take their shot! Austin Scott and Nicholas Christopher will headline the touring production of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony-winning musical Hamilton. The duo will take on the roles of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, respectively. The first national tour of Hamilton begins performances at San Diego's Civic Theatre on January 6, before continuing on to cities all ...

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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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John Legend to Play Title Role in Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert

John Legend to Play Title Role in Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert

Music icon John Legend has signed on to play Jesus Christ in NBC's upcoming TV concert presentation Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert. David Leveaux will direct the previously announced new version of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's 1971 musical, slated to take place on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018. The concert will be filmed live from Brooklyn, NY ...

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Summer: The Donna Summer Musical Will Arrive on Broadway

Summer: The Donna Summer Musical Will Arrive on Broadway

Broadway audiences are in for some “Hot Stuff” when the new bio-show Summer: The Donna Summer Musical sets up house at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in 2018. Featuring a book by Colman Domingo, Robert Cary and Des McAnuff, choreography by Sergio Trujillo and direction by McAnuff, the production will start previews on March 28 with an opening slated for April 23.  ...

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Princess Diana Musical, Diana, Set for World Premiere at La Jolla Playhouse

Princess Diana Musical, Diana, Set for World Premiere at La Jolla Playhouse

Diana, the new musical chronicling the life of Princess Diana, will have its world premiere at La Jolla Playhouse as part of its 2018-2019 season. As previously reported, the Tony Award-winning Memphis team Joe DiPietro and David Bryan created the show which has La Jolla Artistic Director and Come From Away Tony winner Christopher Ashley at its helm. No word yet ...

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The Broadway Channel & PIX11 Partner for Monthly Series Broadway Profiles with Tamsen Fadal

The Broadway Channel & PIX11 Partner for Monthly Series Broadway Profiles with Tamsen Fadal

The Broadway Channel, part of The John Gore Organization family of companies, is in partnership with PIX11 to present Broadway Profiles with Tamsen Fadal, a monthly series of specials about Broadway, hosted by Emmy Award-winning news anchor Tamsen Fadal. The show will feature in-depth interviews with special guests and celebrities as well as an inside look at the Broadway industry ...

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Go-Go's Musical Head Over Heels, Co-Produced by Gwyneth Paltrow, to Play Broadway

Go-Go's Musical Head Over Heels, Co-Produced by Gwyneth Paltrow, to Play Broadway

We got the beat! As previously speculated, Head Over Heels, the new musical featuring the iconic songs of The Go-Go's, has solidified plans for a Broadway premiere. The musical will play a theater to be announced during the 2018-2019 season. The production will first play an out-of-town engagement at San Francisco's Curran theater from April 24 through May 20, 2018. James Magruder has ...

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Temptations Musical Ain't Too Proud to Play Pre-Broadway Run in D.C.

Temptations Musical Ain't Too Proud to Play Pre-Broadway Run in D.C.

The world premiere Berkeley Repertory Theatre production of Ain’t Too Proud—The Life and Times of The Temptations will land at Washington, D.C.'s Kennedy Center for a five-week engagement that is being billed as "pre-Broadway." With a book by Dominique Morisseau, directed by two-time Tony winner Des McAnuff and choreographed by Olivier winner Sergio Trujillo, the production will ...

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Alec Baldwin May Bring Acclaimed Donald Trump Impression to Broadway

Alec Baldwin May Bring Acclaimed Donald Trump Impression to Broadway

Will Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump impression be huuuuge on Broadway?

On a December 11 interview on The Howard Stern Show, the stage vet said he's mulling the opportunity to turn his book You Can’t Spell America Without Me into a solo show, similar to Will Farrell's 2009 Tony-nominated hit You’re Welcome, America. A Final Night with George W. Bush.

You ...

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The Band's Visit Sets Digital Release Date for Original Cast Album

The Band's Visit Sets Digital Release Date for Original Cast Album

Ghostlight Records has announced that the original Broadway cast recording of the new musical The Band's Visit will be released in digital and streaming formats on December 15. The Band's Visit's previously announced cast album will be released on physical CD in early 2018 (it can be pre-ordered here). The show features an original score by David Yazbek and orchestrations ...

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Hugh Jackman, Pasek & Paul, Laurie Metcalf & More Theater Favorites Earn Golden Globe Nominations

Hugh Jackman, Pasek & Paul, Laurie Metcalf & More Theater Favorites Earn Golden Globe Nominations

Tony winners Hugh Jackman, Laurie Metcalf, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul were among the theater talent who earned Golden Globe Award nominations on the morning of December 11. Nominations were announced from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

Jackman was nominated for his performance in the upcoming P.T. Barnum biopic The Greatest Showman. The highly anticipated movie musical ...

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Alice Cooper Cast in NBC's Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert; David Leveaux Signs On as Director

Alice Cooper Cast in NBC's Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert; David Leveaux Signs On as Director

Alice Cooper, a seminal figure in rock and roll whose compelling stage presence has made him a must-see for five decades, has been cast as the flamboyant King Herod in NBC's staged rock concert of Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert Also joining the production is five-time Tony-nominated theater director David Leveaux. The previously announced event will air on Easter ...

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Once On This Island to Receive New Broadway Cast Album

Once On This Island to Receive New Broadway Cast Album

We dance! Broadway Records has announced a new Broadway cast recording of Once On This Island, set to be released on CD and digitally on February 23, 2018. The album is currently available for pre-order online and at Circle in the Square Theatre.

Once On This Island features music by Stephen Flaherty and a book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens ...

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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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