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The Band's Visit, David Yazbek & Itamar Moses' Award-Winning Musical, Will Play Broadway

The Band's Visit, David Yazbek & Itamar Moses' Award-Winning Musical, Will Play Broadway

The Band’s Visit, the new musical that has been showered with awards since its extended off-Broadway run with the Atlantic Theater Company, will play Broadway’s Barrymore Theatre this fall; tickets are now on sale. Previews will begin on October 7 with an opening night scheduled for November 9. 

With a book by Itamar Moses (The Fortress of Solitude, Completeness) and ...

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Watch Jenn Colella & the Cast of Come From Away Perform 'Welcome to the Rock'

Watch Jenn Colella & the Cast of Come From Away Perform 'Welcome to the Rock'

Good luck not chanting "I'm an islander" by the end of this infectious toe-tapper. The cast of the Tony-nominated musical Come From Away performed the opener "Welcome to the Rock" on Late Night with Seth Meyers on May 22. Tony nominee and Broadway.com vlogger Jenn Colella and the rest of the energetic cast took the stage to tell the musical's ...

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Watch Dear Evan Hansen Star Ben Platt Sing ‘For Forever’ for the First Time Outside of the Show

Watch Dear Evan Hansen Star Ben Platt Sing ‘For Forever’ for the First Time Outside of the Show

Dear Evan Hansen star Ben Platt, who recently picked up a pair of Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards, stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to catch up. The star who earlier this week became the youngest actor ever to win the Drama League Distinguished Performance Award gave some insight into the heartbreaking performance he is giving onstage at ...

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Here We Go Again! Mamma Mia! Movie Sequel with Original Cast Set for 2018

Here We Go Again! Mamma Mia! Movie Sequel with Original Cast Set for 2018

Universal Pictures announced today the July 2018 release of Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!, a sequel to the hit film adaptation of the Broadway musical. The film’s original cast is expected to return with new additions joining them.

The film will feature a soundtrack full of ABBA songs not featured in the first film, along with some reprised favorites ...

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Come From Away to Kick Off National Tour in Seattle

Come From Away to Kick Off National Tour in Seattle

The Tony-nominated musical Come From Away will begin its national tour at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre in October 2018, with an exact first-performance date to be announced. Additional U.S. touring stops will be set at a later date. A third production of Come From Away has also been announced to play Toronto’s Royal Alexandra Theatre beginning on February 13 ...

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Dear Evan Hansen Leads Winners of Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards, Falsettos, Bette Midler Also Take Top Prizes

Dear Evan Hansen Leads Winners of Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards, Falsettos, Bette Midler Also Take Top Prizes

Each year since 2000, Broadway.com has asked our readers to pick their favorites of the season in our annual Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards. The 2017 results are in! After receiving nine Tony Award nominations, Dear Evan Hansen has topped the Broadway.com Audience Choice Award wins with eight. Other big winners included the Broadway revival of Falsettos and Hello, Dolly ...

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King Kong Musical Will Stomp onto Broadway in 2018

King Kong Musical Will Stomp onto Broadway in 2018

It's official! The long-gestating musical adaptation of King Kong will open at the Broadway Theatre in the fall of 2018. Set to feature a score composed and produced by Marius de Vries, songs by Eddie Perfect, and direction and choreography by Drew McOnie, the musical will include a book by Jack Thorne, whose London hit Harry Potter and the Cursed ...

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For Forever! Tony-Nominated Musical Dear Evan Hansen Will Launch National Tour

For Forever! Tony-Nominated Musical Dear Evan Hansen Will Launch National Tour

The new Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen will launch a national tour beginning in October 2018. The touring production of the hit Tony-nominated musical will kick off at Denver's Buell Theatre, before continuing to cities all across the country. The show was nominated for nine 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and 18 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards. Exact dates and ...

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Wicked & War Paint Producer David Stone & More Receive 2017 League Awards for Touring Broadway

Wicked & War Paint Producer David Stone & More Receive 2017 League Awards for Touring Broadway

The annual Broadway League Awards, honoring excellence and achievement for Touring Broadway, were announced on May 17 during the Broadway League’s 2017 Spring Road Conference. Producer David Stone received the Distinguished Lifetime Service Award. First presented in 1992, the Broadway League Awards recognize the contributions of those who have displayed exemplary service to the Broadway industry and are considered innovators ...

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Watch Sara Bareilles Don Her Apron to Sing with the Cast of Waitress

Watch Sara Bareilles Don Her Apron to Sing with the Cast of Waitress

Sara Bareilles, currently making her Broadway acting debut in Waitress (the hit musical for which she penned the score), made a surprise appearance on the May 16 episode of Good Morning America. The Grammy-nommed singer-songwriter, who received a Tony nomination for the musical's original tunes, lived up to one of her bouncy numbers by “Opening Up” a performance segment of the ...

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Rent to Air on Fox as a Live Musical Event

Rent to Air on Fox as a Live Musical Event

December 24, 9 p.m. Eastern Standard time, and Christmas? After announcing that the network will air A Christmas Story as a live musical event in December, Fox has also revealed that Rent will be broadcast on the network. Marc Platt has been tapped to produce both live musicals.

Adam Siegel, Julie Larson, Al Larson and Revolution Studios’ Vince Totino ...

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Michael Arden-Helmed Once on This Island Revival Finds Its Broadway Home

Michael Arden-Helmed Once on This Island Revival Finds Its Broadway Home

The Broadway revival of the musical Once on This Island will play the Circle in the Square Theatre, which was previously home to In Transit and Fun Home. As previously announced, the Michael Arden-helmed revival will begin previews on November 9 and open on December 3. Camille Brown will choreograph this production of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty’s musical. The ...

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Tina Fey on the Mean Girls Musical Cast: 'They're Like a Bunch of Baby Justin Timberlakes!'

Tina Fey on the Mean Girls Musical Cast: 'They're Like a Bunch of Baby Justin Timberlakes!'

The Broadway-aimed Mean Girls musical has a cast—at least for its forthcoming run in Washington, D.C. Mastermind Tina Fey stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on May 11, and the host congratulated Fey on the recent announcement that the musical is on track for a Broadway run in 2018. "We have the cast now. We've been rehearsing ...

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NBC to Present Jesus Christ Superstar Live! on Easter Sunday 2018

NBC to Present Jesus Christ Superstar Live! on Easter Sunday 2018

NBC will present Jesus Christ Superstar Live!, a television version of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s 1971 musical, on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018, the network announced today.

“As we continue to expand the profile of our live musicals, we are thrilled to be partnering with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice to bring a new live staging of the ...

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Christian Borle & the Stars of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Sing a Pair of Tunes on Good Morning America

Christian Borle & the Stars of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Sing a Pair of Tunes on Good Morning America

It must be believed to be seen, indeed! Two-time Tony winner Christian Borle, Ryan Sell, Emily Padgett and Tony winner John Rubinstein joined their fellow Charlie and the Chocolate Factory co-stars on the May 10 edition of Good Morning America to preview the new musical for TV audiences. The talented stars sang a pair of numbers from Marc Shaiman and Scott ...

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It's a Hit! Broadway's School of Rock Recoups Investment; First National Tour City Announced

It's a Hit! Broadway's School of Rock Recoups Investment; First National Tour City Announced

School of Rock, the new musical based on the film of the same name, has recouped its entire investment, representatives for the production announced today. School of Rock began previews on November 9, 2015 and opened on December 5, 2015 at the Winter Garden Theatre.

It was also announced today that School of Rock will kick off a U.S ...

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Nominations Announced for 2017 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards

Nominations Announced for 2017 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards

Good work, Broadway.com readers! You've revealed the nominations for the 2017 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards, the only theatrical award that honors the season's best as chosen by regular theatergoers. The nominations were determined after five days of online voting. Readers were asked to choose from complete lists of eligible shows and performers. Dear Evan Hansen leads with ...

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Hook-Ups, Bad Acting, Dream Dates: The 2017 Tony Nominees Confess Their Secrets

Hook-Ups, Bad Acting, Dream Dates: The 2017 Tony Nominees Confess Their Secrets

The 2017 Tony nominees spill their secrets on everything from which fellow nominee makes them starstruck to what they want fans to gift them to fantasies about Tony Awards host Kevin Spacey!

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Sup, Bro? Hamilton's James Monroe Iglehart & Come From Away's Jenn Colella Join BROdway for the Tony Noms

Sup, Bro? Hamilton's James Monroe Iglehart & Come From Away's Jenn Colella Join BROdway for the Tony Noms

Imagine if bros were really into Broadway. Meet BROdway (Matt Rodin and Reed Campbell) as they get passionate about the 2017 Tony Award nominations with guest bros Hamilton's James Monroe Iglehart and Come from Away's Jenn Colella.

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New Musical Anastasia Will Journey Across the World

New Musical Anastasia Will Journey Across the World

It was announced today that the new Broadway musical Anastasia will appear in mountings across Europe, Asia, the United Kingdom, Australia and South America. Productions are expected to play in Germany, Holland, Spain, Russia, Korea, Japan, Mexico and China. Plans for a North American tour of Anastasia are also underway. A confirmed production timeline will be announced soon.

Anastasia began ...

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You Pick the Nominees! Choose Your Favorites for the 2017 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards

You Pick the Nominees! Choose Your Favorites for the 2017 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards

It's that time of the year! Award nominations are being announced almost every day, but at Broadway.com we want you to determine the season’s best stars and shows.

It’s time for Broadway's ultimate fans to pick nominees for the only major theatrical award chosen by audiences: the 2017 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards! Were you bummed by your favorite ...

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Broadway, Here I Come! Win a Trip to the 2018 Tony Awards Ceremony in New York City

Broadway, Here I Come! Win a Trip to the 2018 Tony Awards Ceremony in New York City

What good is sitting alone in your room? Come hear the music play! Haven't you always dreamed of being a part of Broadway's biggest night? Then it's time to enter to win the 2017 Broadway Across America Tony Awards Sweepstakes because now is your chance to win a trip for two to New York City. The 71st annual Tony Awards ...

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The Great Comet, Hello, Dolly! & Dear Evan Hansen Lead 2017 Tony Award Nominations

The Great Comet, Hello, Dolly! & Dear Evan Hansen Lead 2017 Tony Award Nominations

Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 topped the 2017 Tony nominations with a whopping 12 nods. Hello, Dolly! and Dear Evan Hansen also garnered a great number of nominations with 10 and nine, respectively. Tony winner Jane Krakowski and Tony nominee Christopher Jackson announced the nominees for the 71st annual Tony Awards on May 2. A Doll’s House ...

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to Bring Its 'Pure Imagination' on the Road

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to Bring Its 'Pure Imagination' on the Road

The new Broadway musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will launch a national tour beginning in September 2018. Jack O’Brien will repeat his duties as director for the tour. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which features a book by David Greig, music by Marc Shaiman and lyrics by Shaiman and Scott Wittman, began previews at Broadway’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on March ...

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Exclusive! Celebrate the In Transit Cast Album Release with Margo Seibert Rocking Out at the Mic

Exclusive! Celebrate the In Transit Cast Album Release with Margo Seibert Rocking Out at the Mic

The day is here! The Hollywood Records cast album of Broadway’s first a cappella musical, In Transit, is available for purchase online. The new musical, which recently wrapped its run at the Circle in the Square Theatre, featured Broadway veterans singing about the joys and the trials of living in New York City. In this exclusive clip from the cast ...

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