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Broadway Across America Opens New Venue in Monterrey, Mexico; The Illusionists Conjures Big Box Office

Broadway Across America Opens New Venue in Monterrey, Mexico; The Illusionists Conjures Big Box Office

Things are off to a magical start in Mexico! Broadway Across America (BAA) reported a gross of $1,160,471 for a six-performance engagement of The Illusionists: Live From Broadway, a non-stop theatrical experience that showcases the talents of the most incredible Illusionists on earth, which opened the new Showcenter Complex in Monterrey N.L., Mexico on March 14.

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The Actors Fund to Honor Harvey Fierstein, John Gore, Rita Moreno & Matthew D. Loeb at 2019 Gala

The Actors Fund to Honor Harvey Fierstein, John Gore, Rita Moreno & Matthew D. Loeb at 2019 Gala

The Actors Fund, the national human services organization for everyone in performing arts and entertainment, will hold its annual gala on April 29, 2019. The evening will celebrate Tony-winning playwright and actor Harvey Fierstein; Chairman & CEO of the John Gore Organization, Tony-winning producer and acclaimed director John Gore; Emmy-, Grammy-, Oscar- and Tony-winning actress, singer and dancer Rita Moreno ...

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NBC Cancels Hair Live! Musical Presentation

NBC Cancels Hair Live! Musical Presentation

NBC has passed on the Age of Aquarius. The eagerly anticipated live TV presentation of the groundbreaking rock musical Hair has been removed from the network's schedule. The live musical event had been announced to take place on May 19.

"Live musicals are a part of this network's DNA and we are committed to continuing that tradition with the right show ...

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Harry Belafonte Bio-Musical Eyeing Broadway

Harry Belafonte Bio-Musical Eyeing Broadway

Harry Belafonte's life story could soon be told on the New York stage. Producer Ken Davenport has obtained Broadway stage rights to a musical framed around the life and times of the Grammy-winning music icon and Tony-winning actor.

"The live theater opened up so many worlds for me as a young man," said Belafonte in a statement. "From the ...

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Patrick Page, Eva Noblezada, Reeve Carney & More Confirmed for Hadestown on Broadway

Patrick Page, Eva Noblezada, Reeve Carney & More Confirmed for Hadestown on Broadway

Initial casting is set for the Broadway premiere of singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell's acclaimed musical Hadestown. The previously announced main-stem staging, arriving direct from a celebrated production in London's West End, will begin previews on March 22 with an opening night set for April 17 at the Walter Kerr Theatre. Tony nominee Rachel Chavkin (The Great Comet) is the musical's co-conceiver ...

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Wicked 15th Anniversary Album to Feature Ariana Grande's 'The Wizard and I' & More

Wicked 15th Anniversary Album to Feature Ariana Grande's 'The Wizard and I' & More

To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the blockbuster musical Wicked, the production has announced the release of the new album Wicked: The 15th Anniversary Special Edition, a 2-CD set of the original cast recording. The album will include four bonus tracks recorded live during the NBC special A Very Wicked Halloween, which aired nationally on October 29, 2018. The new recording ...

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Magic Mike The Musical Will Let Loose in Boston Before Broadway

Magic Mike The Musical Will Let Loose in Boston Before Broadway

Magic Mike is bumping and grinding its way to the stage. The new musical based on the hit screen franchise has scheduled a world premiere pre-Broadway engagement at Boston's Emerson Colonial Theatre from November 30, 2019 through January 5, 2020. Magic Mike The Musical, billed as a prequel to the movies, features an original score by award-winning Next to Normal creators ...

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Michael Jackson Musical Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough Announces Pre-Broadway Run

Michael Jackson Musical Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough Announces Pre-Broadway Run

The highly anticipated new musical framed around the life and music of the late singer-songwriter Michael Jackson has scheduled an out-of-town run at the James M. Nederlander Theatre in Chicago. Performances begin on October 29 for a limited run through December 1. The previously announced stage show, newly titled Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough, is expected to arrive on Broadway in ...

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Mystic Pizza Stage Musical in the Works with Original Score from Melissa Etheridge

Mystic Pizza Stage Musical in the Works with Original Score from Melissa Etheridge

Melissa Etheridge will serve up a slice of musical heaven with an upcoming stage adaptation of the 1988 MGM flick Mystic Pizza. Etheridge is crafting original music and lyrics for the newly announced musical, set to feature direction by Gordon Greenberg (The Heart of Rock & Roll), who will co-write the book with Sas Goldberg (Significant Other). The tuner is currently ...

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Kerry Washington-Led American Son to Be Filmed for Netflix

Kerry Washington-Led American Son to Be Filmed for Netflix

Christopher Demos-Brown's star-packed Broadway-debut play American Son may be concluding its limited engagement on January 27, but audiences worldwide will soon have the chance to see the acclaimed work. Its producers have announced that the play will be filmed, sans audience, for a small-screen adaptation set to appear on Netflix. Directed by Kenny Leon, American Son stars Kerry Washington, Steven ...

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Glenn Close, Bradley Cooper & More Earn 2019 Oscar Nominations

Glenn Close, Bradley Cooper & More Earn 2019 Oscar Nominations

Three-time Tony Award winner Glenn Close and Tony nominee Bradley Cooper have earned 2019 Academy Award nominations. The nominees were announced by actors Kumail Nanjiani and Tracee Ellis Ross on January 22. 

Close received a Best Lead Actress nomination for her performance in The Wife and Cooper, last seen on Broadway in The Elephant Man, nabbed nominations for Best Lead Actor ...

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Broadway-Bound Tina Turner Bio-Musical, Starring Adrienne Warren, to Release Cast Album

Broadway-Bound Tina Turner Bio-Musical, Starring Adrienne Warren, to Release Cast Album

This news is simply the best! Tina, the acclaimed Tina Turner musical currently premiering in London's West End, has announced the release of an original cast album. Tony nominee Adrienne Warren takes on the title role in the production, which will arrive on Broadway later this year.

"It is a privilege to have our show playing to full houses here ...

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Andrew Barth Feldman on Keeping His Dear Evan Hansen Casting News a Secret: 'I Lied for Months'

Andrew Barth Feldman on Keeping His Dear Evan Hansen Casting News a Secret: 'I Lied for Months'

Andrew Barth Feldman, the 16-year-old high-school junior who triumphed at the 2018 Jimmy Awards, is gearing up for his Broadway debut. As previously reported, the young talent is set to begin performances in the Dear Evan Hansen on January 30. Broadway.com caught up with Feldman at the Jimmy Awards reunion party on January 14 at the National Geographic Encounter ...

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Frozen Announces Casting Gender Swap: Ryann Redmond to Play Olaf

Frozen Announces Casting Gender Swap: Ryann Redmond to Play Olaf

The Tony-nominated musical Frozen will welcome Broadway actress Ryann Redmond (Bring It On) as Olaf beginning on February 19, in a gender-blind casting choice, replacing original cast member Greg Hildreth. Also on that date, Joe Carroll (Bandstand) will join the show as Hans, replacing John Riddle, with current cast member Noah J. Ricketts (Beautiful) taking over the role of Kristoff from Jelani ...

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Ariana DeBose to Play Anita in Steven Spielberg's West Side Story Film

Ariana DeBose 
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This just might be the news of the day! Tony-nominated Summer star and Hamilton original cast member Ariana DeBose has been cast as the fiery Anita in Tony Kushner and Steven Spielberg's upcoming West Side Story remake. David Alvarez, a Tony winner for Billy Elliot, has landed the role of Bernardo, with ...

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Heidi Schreck's What the Constitution Means to Me Will Transfer to Broadway

Heidi Schreck's What the Constitution Means to Me Will Transfer to Broadway

On the heels of sold-out runs at New York Theatre Workshop and the Greenwich House, What the Constitution Means to Me, the timely new play written by and starring two-time Obie winner Heidi Schreck, will move to Broadway's Hayes Theater this spring. Obie winner Oliver Butler directs the production, set to begin previews on March 14 and open on March ...

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Ingrid Michaelson Is Turning The Notebook into a Musical

Ingrid Michaelson Is Turning The Notebook into a Musical

Ingrid Michaelson, the acclaimed singer-songwriter who made her Broadway-acting debut in Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, has announced that she is lending her composing talents to a musical adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' novel The Notebook, which was made into a hit 2004 film. Kevin McCollum (Something Rotten!) and Kurt Deutsch (Sh-K-Boom Records) are behind the musical as producers ...

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Nominate Your Teacher for the Tonys' 2019 Theatre Education Award

Nominate Your Teacher for the Tonys' 2019 Theatre Education Award

Submissions are now open for the Tony Awards' 2019 Theatre Education Award! Carnegie Mellon University will once again recognize an exemplary teacher with the special honor, to be presented during the 2019 Tonys ceremony.

Now through February 15, 2019, submissions will be accepted online for K-12 theater educators at an accredited institution or recognized community-theater organization. Anyone—from students and school ...

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Daniel Fish's Immersive Oklahoma! Will Transfer to Broadway

Daniel Fish's Immersive Oklahoma! Will Transfer to Broadway

On the heels of an acclaimed production at Brooklyn's St. Ann's Warehouse, the innovative new staging of Oklahoma! from director Daniel Fish will move to Broadway's Circle in the Square Theatre in 2019. Previews will begin on March 19 with an opening night of April 7 for a limited run through September 1.

The interior of the Circle in the ...

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Broadway Across America & DelKing Entertainment Announce Partnership at Showcenter Complex in Mexico

Broadway Across America & DelKing Entertainment Announce Partnership at Showcenter Complex in Mexico

DelKing Entertainment and Broadway Across America, part of the John Gore Organization, two leaders in live entertainment, have announced a partnership to begin programming productions at Showcenter Complex in Monterrey N.L., Mexico. Kicking off the partnership will be stagings of The Illusionists, Cinderella and Chicago.

The world-class venue will welcome many popular Broadway productions, in the original language, straight ...

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Pretty Woman: The Musical Cast Album to Be Released on Special 2-LP Red Vinyl Edition

Pretty Woman: The Musical Cast Album to Be Released on Special 2-LP Red Vinyl Edition

Get ready to listen to Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance's first musical-theater score on a fancy pair of records! A special 2-LP red vinyl edition of the cast album to Pretty Woman: The Musical has been announced. The vinyl is now available for preorder and will be released by Atlantic Records on January 18, 2019.

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Billy Porter, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Glenn Close, Lucas Hedges Earn 2019 Golden Globe Nominations

Billy Porter, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Glenn Close, Lucas Hedges Earn 2019 Golden Globe Nominations

Nominations are here for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's 2019 Golden Globe Awards. A talented group of theater alums are among the list of creatives set to be recognized at the ceremony on January 6, 2019, airing live on NBC.

Nominees of note to stage fans include Tony winner Billy Porter (Kinky Boots) with his first Globe nomination for the newly ...

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Torch Song to End Broadway Run Early; National Tour to Star Michael Urie

Torch Song to End Broadway Run Early; National Tour to Star Michael Urie

Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song will end its run at the Helen Hayes Theatre on January 6, 2019 instead of playing out its announced limited engagement through February 24, 2019. Michael Urie will reprise his performance as Arnold Beckoff on the tour, which will launch in the fall of 2019 at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles. The Broadway production, directed by Moises Kaufman ...

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Tony Winner Hugh Jackman to Take Solo Show on the Road

Tony Winner Hugh Jackman to Take Solo Show on the Road

Tony-winning stage-and-screen star Hugh Jackman is hitting the road! The showman is planning an international tour titled The Man. The Music. The Show. Jackman fans can look forward to him singing tunes from Les Miserables, The Boy from Oz, Oklahoma! and The Greatest Showman on the tour, which will kick off on May 13, 2019 in Hamburg Germany.

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Last Dance: Summer: The Donna Summer Musical Will End Its Broadway Run; North American Tour to Launch

Last Dance: Summer: The Donna Summer Musical Will End Its Broadway Run; North American Tour to Launch

Dim all the lights. The new Broadway bio-show Summer: The Donna Summer Musical has set a final performance date of December 30 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Directed by Des McAnuff, the jukebox tuner began previews on March 28 and officially opened on April 23. By closing, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical will have played 27 previews and 289 regular performances.

Summer ...

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