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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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Broadway.com Launches New Show Front Row, a Close-Up Look at Theater Makers

Broadway.com Launches New Show Front Row, a Close-Up Look at Theater Makers

Broadway.com is offering an unparalleled view of the best of the New York stage with its newest program, Front Row. Hosted by founding editors Beth Stevens and Paul Wontorek, Front Row is a bi-weekly magazine show featuring in-depth stories on the most fascinating newsmakers on the theater scene.

The premiere episode of Front Row features a look back at ...

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The Prom, Mean Girls, My Fair Lady, Summer & More to Perform at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

The Prom, Mean Girls, My Fair Lady, Summer & More to Perform at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Get ready to sing and dance in front of your TV! Macy's has just announced the lineup of Broadway shows slated to perform at the 92nd Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, beginning at 9:00am on November 22. The parade will be broadcast nationally on NBC.

Broadway musicals scheduled to perform live include The Prom, Mean Girls, My Fair Lady ...

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Tony-Winning Springsteen on Broadway to Be Recorded on Live Album

Tony-Winning Springsteen on Broadway to Be Recorded on Live Album

Good news, Bruce Springsteen fans! The sold-out hit Springsteen on Broadway will be preserved live on an audio album, according to Rolling Stone. The recording will be released on December 14, one day before the show appears on Netflix and concludes its Broadway run at the Walter Kerr Theatre.

Springsteen's acclaimed solo show began previews on October 3, 2017 and ...

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Brandon Victor Dixon, Vanessa Hudgens, Keala Settle, Jordan Fisher Set for Fox's Rent Live!

Brandon Victor Dixon, Vanessa Hudgens, Keala Settle, Jordan Fisher Set for Fox's Rent Live!

No day but today! Casting is here for Fox's upcoming live TV presentation of Jonathan Larson's Tony-winning musical Rent. Two-time Tony nominee Brandon Victor Dixon, Vanessa Hudgens, Tony nominee Keala Settle and Jordan Fisher are among the group of actors who will perform the hit show for television audiences next year. Original Rent casting director Bernard Telsey compiled the company ...

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In Advance of Broadway Premiere, To Kill a Mockingbird Voted America's Best-Loved Novel

In Advance of Broadway Premiere, To Kill a Mockingbird Voted America's Best-Loved Novel

PBS revealed during the October 23 finale of The Great American Read that Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird was voted America's best-loved novel. Series host Meredith Vieira joined the upcoming Broadway adaptation's scribe and cast—playwright Aaron Sorkin and stars Jeff Daniels (Atticus Finch), LaTanya Richardson Jackson (Calpurnia) and Gbenga Akinnagbe (Tom Robinson)—to celebrate the announcement and discuss both ...

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Angela Baumgardner & Pedro Ka’awaloa Will Lead the Tour of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I

Angela Baumgardner & Pedro Ka’awaloa Will Lead the Tour of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I

Newcomers Angela Baumgardner and Pedro Ka'awaloa will star in the national tour of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I as Anna Leonowens and the King of Siam, respectively. Based on the 2015 Tony-winning Lincoln Center Theater production, The King and I tour will begin November 9 at the Wilson Center in Wilmington, NC, before traveling to cities across the ...

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American Idol Alums Clay Aiken & Ruben Studdard Will Team Up on Broadway in New Holiday Show

American Idol Alums Clay Aiken & Ruben Studdard Will Team Up on Broadway in New Holiday Show

The holiday season just got happier! Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard, the power-voiced stars who competed on season two of American Idol, will take to the Broadway stage this winter for Ruben & Clay's First Annual Christmas Carol Family Fun Pageant Spectacular Reunion Show (aka Ruben & Clay's Christmas Show). Previews will begin on December 7 in advance of an ...

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Mark Your Calendar! Date Set for 73rd Annual Tony Awards

Mark Your Calendar! Date Set for 73rd Annual Tony Awards

Save the date! The 73rd annual Tony Awards will take place on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at Radio City Music Hall. The ceremony, which honors theater professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway, will once again air on CBS. The Tonys have been broadcast on the network since 1978 and are scheduled to air on CBS through 2026.

The official eligibility ...

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Simply the Best! Tina Turner Bio-Musical Set for Broadway Transfer in Fall 2019

Simply the Best! Tina Turner Bio-Musical Set for Broadway Transfer in Fall 2019

The hit Tina Turner bio-musical, currently thrilling audiences in London's West End, has announced a Broadway arrival. Tina: The Tina Turner Musical will begin performances in the fall of 2019 with exact performance dates and venue to be announced. The show is helmed by Tony-nominated Mamma Mia! director Phyllida Lloyd; the musical features a book by Olivier winner Katori Hall.

Born Anna Mae ...

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Ansel Elgort Will Play Tony in Steven Spielberg's West Side Story Film Remake

Ansel Elgort Will Play Tony in Steven Spielberg's West Side Story Film Remake

Something’s comin', something good for film fave Ansel Elgort. The Hollywood star has been cast as Tony in Steven Spielberg’s new big screen adaptation of West Side Story, according to Variety.

Elgort, who earned a Golden Globe nomination for Baby Driver and also appeared in the hit The Fault in Our Stars and the Divergent film series, has a musical ...

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Steven Spielberg Recruits Tony-Winning Choreographer Justin Peck for West Side Story Film Remake

Steven Spielberg Recruits Tony-Winning Choreographer Justin Peck for West Side Story Film Remake

Tony-winning choreographer Justin Peck has joined the production team of the new film version of the Broadway musical West Side Story, to be directed by Oscar winner Steven Spielberg. Peck, the resident choreographer and a soloist dancer with the New York City Ballet, won a 2018 Tony Award for his choreography in the Broadway revival of Carousel.

"This is a ...

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Almost Famous Is Being Made into a Broadway Musical

Almost Famous Is Being Made into a Broadway Musical

The acclaimed 2000 film Almost Famous will soon sing out on Broadway. The flick's Oscar-winning screenwriter and director Cameron Crowe is adapting his iconic work into a main-stem musical, with a production schedule to come. The musical will feature a book by Crowe and music by Pulitzer and Tony winner Tom Kitt (Next to Normal), with lyrics by Kitt and ...

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Season Five of Lifetime Channel's Broadway Balances America Premieres in September

Season Five of Lifetime Channel's Broadway Balances America Premieres in September

The Balancing Act, the award-winning morning show on the Lifetime Channel, is excited to announce that it has begun shooting the fifth season of the popular series, Broadway Balances America, sponsored by Broadway Across America. This five-part miniseries will take viewers behind the scenes of some of the most beloved Broadway musicals touring the country, including Anastasia, School of Rock ...

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Israeli Film & TV Star Yehezkel Lazarov Will Lead the Fiddler on the Roof Tour; Full Cast Announced

Israeli Film & TV Star Yehezkel Lazarov Will Lead the Fiddler on the Roof Tour; Full Cast Announced

L'chaim, l'chaim, to life! Acclaimed Israeli actor and director Yehezkel Lazarov will star as Tevye in the upcoming North American tour of Fiddler on the Roof. Directed by Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher and featuring choreography by the acclaimed Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter, the traveling production of the classic musical will officially launch October 23 in Philadelphia, PA, at the ...

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Miracle of Miracles! Tickets Now on Sale for the National Tour of Fiddler on the Roof in Baltimore

Miracle of Miracles! Tickets Now on Sale for the National Tour of Fiddler on the Roof in Baltimore

The most miraculous one of all! Tickets are now on sale for the national tour of Fiddler on the Roof in Baltimore. The touring production of the classic Broadway musical will open on November 13 at The Hippodrome Theatre and close on November 18.

Rich with musical hits you know and love, including “Tradition,” “Sunrise, Sunset,” “If I ...

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Joe Iconis & Joe Tracz's Be More Chill Will Transfer to Broadway

Joe Iconis & Joe Tracz's Be More Chill Will Transfer to Broadway

This just might be the news of the day! Be More Chill, Joe Iconis and Joe Tracz's fan-favorite musical currently making its off-Broadway debut at the Pershing Square Signature Center, will move to Broadway's Lyceum Theatre in 2019. Previews will begin on February 13 followed by a March 10 opening night. Tickets are now on sale.

"The fact that I get ...

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T Fellowship & Columbia University Announce Five-Year $100,000 Funding Commitment from John Gore Organization

T Fellowship & Columbia University Announce Five-Year $100,000 Funding Commitment from John Gore Organization

The T Fellowship, in association with Columbia University School of the Arts, has announced a five-year $100,000.00 funding commitment from The John Gore Organization beginning in 2018.

The T Fellowship is a one‐year program designed to educate and empower new creative producers. The fellowship provides a stipend of $10,000 with a $20,000 budget for the development of ...

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The Broadway League Honors Appleton, Baltimore & More With National Education and Engagement Grants

The Broadway League Honors Appleton, Baltimore & More With National Education and Engagement Grants

The Broadway League announced the recipients of its twenty-third annual National Education and Engagement Grants and programs from the Broadway Across America markets Appleton, WI, and Baltimore, MD, were among the honorees. These grants support inspiring and inventive programs for a wide range of participants to experience and understand Broadway performances as a form of artistic expression and a powerful ...

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Kerry Butler, Rob McClure, Adam Dannheisser, Leslie Kritzer & More Complete the Cast of Beetlejuice

Kerry Butler, Rob McClure, Adam Dannheisser, Leslie Kritzer & More Complete the Cast of Beetlejuice

Full casting is set for the pre-Broadway run of Beetlejuice, the highly anticipated new musical based on the fan-favorite 1988 film. The previously announced world premiere staging will begin previews at Washington, D.C.'s National Theatre on October 14 with an opening slated for November 4. The production will run through November 18.

Newly announced principal cast members include Tony ...

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Craig Zadan, Trailblazing Smash Producer Who Reignited Musicals on Screen, Dies at 69

Craig Zadan, Trailblazing Smash Producer Who Reignited Musicals on Screen, Dies at 69

Craig Zadan, a prolific producer of a wide variety of musical productions who began a resurgence of sung entertainment on television, has died at age 69. The news of Zadan's death was confirmed in an email from NBC vice-president Stuart Levine.

"It is with profound sadness that I am announcing the passing of my dear friend and colleague Craig Zadan ...

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Gettin' a Cast Album! Broadway's Gettin' the Band Back Together Will Be Preserved on CD

Gettin' a Cast Album! Broadway's Gettin' the Band Back Together Will Be Preserved on CD

The fresh Broadway tuner Gettin' the Band Back Together has announced an original cast recording, set for release digitally and on CD by Sh-K-Boom Records later this year. The new show features an original score by Mark Allen and orchestrations by Doug Katsaros and Sonny Paladino.

Gettin' the Band Back Together follows Mitch Papadopolous, who always dreamed of being the ...

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Whoopsadaisy! Scott Cote, Angela Grovey, Evan Alexander Smith & More Will Star in The Play That Goes Wrong Tour

Whoopsadaisy! Scott Cote, Angela Grovey, Evan Alexander Smith & More Will Star in The Play That Goes Wrong Tour

Break a leg! But not really. Please be careful. Scott Cote, Angela Grovey and Evan Alexander Smith will star in the national tour of Broadway's hit comedy The Play That Goes Wrong as Dennis, Annie and Chris, respectively. Directed by Mark Bell and produced by Hollywood heavyweight J. J. Abrams, the traveling production of The Play That Goes Wrong will ...

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