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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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World Premiere Beetlejuice Musical Finds Its Stars in Alex Brightman & Sophia Anne Caruso

World Premiere Beetlejuice Musical Finds Its Stars in Alex Brightman & Sophia Anne Caruso

Initial casting has been announced for the pre-Broadway run of Beetlejuice, a new musical based on the fan-favorite 1988 film. Tony nominee Alex Brightman will lead the company in the title role (created on-screen by Michael Keaton) with Sophia Anne Caruso as Lydia (played in the movie by Winona Ryder). The previously announced world premiere staging will begin previews at Washington ...

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The Search is Over! Anthony Nuccio, Katie LaMark & More Will Lead the Rock of Ages Tour

The Search is Over! Anthony Nuccio, Katie LaMark & More Will Lead the Rock of Ages Tour

They've been meant for this since they were born! The full cast has been announced for the previously announced tenth anniversary North American tour Rock of Ages. The traveling production of the Tony Award-nominated musical, which played more than 2,300 Broadway performances, will launch October 16 at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes Barre, PA, before making stops ...

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Kathy Fitzgerald, Daniel Quadrino, Jessica Cohen & More Complete the Tour Cast of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Kathy Fitzgerald, Daniel Quadrino, Jessica Cohen & More Complete the Tour Cast of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

It must be believed to be seen! The upcoming national tour of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has announced its full cast, including Kathy Fitzgerald (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) reprising her Broadway role as Mrs. Gloop, Daniel Quadrino (Wicked) as Mike Teavee and Jessica Cohen (Cats) as Veruca Salt. As previously announced, Noah Weisberg will star as ...

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Pretty Woman: The Musical Sets Cast Album Release Date

Pretty Woman: The Musical Sets Cast Album Release Date

Get ready to listen to Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance's first musical-theater score on repeat! Atlantic Records' cast album to Pretty Woman: The Musical has set a digital release date of September 21 with a physical CD release planned for October 26.

Based on the smash 1990 film, Pretty Woman: The Musical follows unlikely soulmates Vivian (Samantha Barks) and Edward ...

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And the World Was a Song! Tickets Now on Sale for National Tour of Les Miserables in Baltimore

And the World Was a Song! Tickets Now on Sale for National Tour of Les Miserables in Baltimore

The barricades are going up! Tickets for the national tour of Les Miserables are now on sale for the show’s engagement in Baltimore. The musical will open on October 9 at The Hippodrome Theatre and close on October 14.

Adapted from Victor Hugo's classic novel, Les Miserables is set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, and tells an enthralling story ...

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Tootsie to Play Broadway's Marquis Theatre; Dates & Casting Confirmed

Tootsie to Play Broadway's Marquis Theatre; Dates & Casting Confirmed

The highly anticipated main-stem premiere of Tootsie has found its Broadway home. The new musical based on the beloved 1982 comedy flick will set up shop at the Marquis Theatre, beginning previews on March 29, 2019 and opening on April 23, 2019. Tootsie will first make its world premiere at Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre from September 11, 2018 through October 14 ...

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Network, Starring Bryan Cranston & Directed by Ivo van Hove, Will Play Broadway

Network, Starring Bryan Cranston & Directed by Ivo van Hove, Will Play Broadway

Tune in. Following a hit world premiere production with London's National Theatre, the acclaimed stage adaptation of the iconic film Network is coming to Broadway. Written by Tony winner Lee Hall (Billy Elliot) and directed by Tony winner Ivo van Hove (the upcoming West Side Story), the main-stem transfer will star Tony and Emmy winner Bryan Cranston, reprising his Olivier-winning ...

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Tony-Winning Once On This Island Revival Named Recipient of Equity Diversity Award

Tony-Winning Once On This Island Revival Named Recipient of Equity Diversity Award

Actors' Equity Association has announced that the 2018 Tony-winning and Broadway.com Audience Choice Award-winning revival of Once On This Island will receive the 11th annual Extraordinary Excellence in Diversity on Broadway Award for the 2017-2018 season. Presented by Equity's National Equal Employment Opportunity Committee, the award honors shows that exemplify and promote the union's founding principles of diversity, inclusion ...

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The Winner of So You Think You Can Dance to Earn Part in Fox's Rent Live

The Winner of So You Think You Can Dance to Earn Part in Fox's Rent Live

You'll see! We have a first hint on casting for Rent Live!, Fox's upcoming live musical event. So You Think You Can Dance host Cat Deeley announced during the August 6 episode of the talent-competition series that this season's winner will take on a role to be announced in the highly anticipated TV musical. As previously reported, Rent Live! will ...

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Pure Imagination! Noah Weisberg Will Star in the National Tour of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Pure Imagination! Noah Weisberg Will Star in the National Tour of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Who can take a sunrise, sprinkle it with dew, cover it with chocolate and a miracle or two? This candy-tastic cast can! Noah Weisberg (Broadway's Legally Blonde, South Pacific, Elf) will star as Willy Wonka in the national tour of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory musical. Directed by Tony winner Jack O'Brien, the traveling production of Charlie and ...

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Welcome to the Rock! Andrew Samonsky, Megan McGinnis, Becky Gulsvig & More Will Star in the National Tour of Come From Away

Welcome to the Rock! Andrew Samonsky, Megan McGinnis, Becky Gulsvig & More Will Star in the National Tour of Come From Away

Suddenly there's nothing in between them and the sky! Becky Gulsvig (School of Rock), Megan McGinnis (Les Misérables) and Andrew Samonsky (South Pacific) will star in the national tour of Broadway's hit musical Come From Away. Directed by Tony winner Christopher Ashley, the traveling production of Come From Away will kick off in October in Seattle, WA, before continuing on ...

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Everything to Win! Lila Coogan Will Star in the National Tour of Broadway's Anastasia

Everything to Win! Lila Coogan Will Star in the National Tour of Broadway's Anastasia

Hands shaking, heart thundering, meet the royal mess! Lila Coogan will star in the central role of Anya in the national tour of Broadway's hit musical Anastasia. Directed by Tony winner Darko Tresnjak, the traveling production of Anastasia will kick off on October 9 in Schenectady, NY, before continuing on to cities all across the country.

Coogan's stage credits include Mary ...

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Michelle Williams & Sam Rockwell to Star as Gwen Verdon & Bob Fosse in New Series from Hamilton Team

Michelle Williams & Sam Rockwell to Star as Gwen Verdon & Bob Fosse in New Series from Hamilton Team

Stage-and-screen stars Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams have signed on to play the title roles in Fosse/Verdon, an eight-episode limited series set to appear on FX, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Tony-winning Hamilton collaborators Lin-Manuel Miranda and Andy Blankenbuehler are among the co-producers, with the pilot episode directed by Thomas Kail and written by Dear Evan Hansen Tony winner ...

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NBC Sets May 2019 Air Date for Hair Live!; Diane Paulus to Co-Direct

NBC Sets May 2019 Air Date for Hair Live!; Diane Paulus to Co-Direct

Mark your calendar! The eagerly anticipated live TV presentation of Hair will arrive on NBC on May 19, 2019. Tony winner Diane Paulus, who helmed the Tony-winning 2009 Broadway revival, has signed on to co-direct the small-screen musical alongside Alex Rudzinski, who will serve as live television director as he did for Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, which just ...

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Cats Film Nabs Jennifer Hudson, James Corden, Ian McKellen & Taylor Swift

Cats Film Nabs Jennifer Hudson, James Corden, Ian McKellen & Taylor Swift

Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson has been cast in the iconic role of Grizabella in the eagerly anticipated film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's hit musical Cats, according to Variety. The Broadway alum will sing "Memory" in the new film, which is expected to start filming this November. Additional roles in the movie musical will be performed by Tony winners James ...

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