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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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Pinkies Up! Have a Ball with the Elegant, Scene-Stealing Stars of the Hello, Dolly! National Tour

Pinkies Up! Have a Ball with the Elegant, Scene-Stealing Stars of the Hello, Dolly! National Tour

Feelin' great and lookin' spectacular! As the four lovers caught up in Dolly Gallagher Levi's matchmaking machinations in the national tour of Hello, Dolly!, stage faves Nic Rouleau, Analisa Leaming, Jess LeProtto and Kristen Hahn are full of shine and sparkle. Headlined by Broadway legend Betty Buckley, the Hello, Dolly! tour boasts a top-notch cast, a beloved score and enough ...

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Hello, Dolly!'s Betty Buckley on Busting Out Her Broadway Belt & Leading the Revival on the Road

Hello, Dolly!'s Betty Buckley on Busting Out Her Broadway Belt & Leading the Revival on the Road

Listen and hear that brass harmony growing: Broadway legend Betty Buckley (Cats, Carrie, Sunset Boulevard) is headlining the national tour of the Tony-winning revival of Hello, Dolly!, which officially opens at Cleveland's Playhouse Square on October 5. The Tony winner recently sat down for a chat with Broadway.com Editor-in-Chief Paul Wontorek and opened up about why bringing Dolly Gallagher Levi ...

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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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The Mean Girls Ensemble Throws a Revenge Party for the Ages

The Mean Girls Ensemble Throws a Revenge Party for the Ages

Are you ready for a revenge party like no other? Ever since Mean Girls opened on April 8, audiences have been flocking to the August Wilson Theatre to see the Tina Fey movie brought to life on stage. Mean Girls features a 15-member ensemble, and we gathered the talented performers for a take on OG mean girl, Marie Antoinette. Check out ...

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Watch Erika Henningsen Sing Out with the Cast of Mean Girls on Late Night with Seth Meyers

Watch Erika Henningsen Sing Out with the Cast of Mean Girls on Late Night with Seth Meyers

Mean Girls is one of Broadway's hottest tickets. The Tony-nominated and Broadway.com Audience Choice Award-winning musical adaptation of Tina Fey's hit film is delighting crowds at the August Wilson Theatre eight times a week. Erika Henningsen, the Broadway.com Audience Choice Award-winning star who plays the central role of Cady Heron, made an appearance on the October 1 episode of ...

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The Broadway.com Show: Betty Buckley of the Hello, Dolly! National Tour

The Broadway.com Show: Betty Buckley of the Hello, Dolly! National Tour

Broadway legend Betty Buckley sits down for a chat about touring the country in Hello, Dolly!, taking on the character Dolly Gallagher Levi and more.

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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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It Takes a Woman! Enjoy the First Photo of Betty Buckley in the Hello, Dolly! National Tour

It Takes a Woman! Enjoy the First Photo of Betty Buckley in the Hello, Dolly! National Tour

The first image of Tony winner Betty Buckley as meddling matchmaker Dolly Levi has arrived, and it's fabulous! The Broadway legend is starring on the national tour of the Tony-winning revival of Hello, Dolly!. The tour begins on September 30 at the Connor Palace at Cleveland’s Playhouse Square ahead of an official opening on October 5. Buckley is joined by ...

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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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Broadway.com #LiveatFive with National Editor Ryan Lee Gilbert

Broadway.com #LiveatFive with National Editor Ryan Lee Gilbert

National Editor Ryan Lee Gilbert switches to the other side of the desk to chat about his six years at Broadway.com with Paul Wontorek.

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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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Celebrate the Season with the 2018 Broadway.com Fall Theater Preview, Hosted by Laura Benanti, Brought to You by Masterpass

Celebrate the Season with the 2018 Broadway.com Fall Theater Preview, Hosted by Laura Benanti, Brought to You by Masterpass

The fall theater season is here with an abundance of new Broadway offerings. Get ready to fill your calendar with new plays and musicals and exciting revivals. To help get a handle on what's to come, Broadway.com presents our 2018 Fall Theater Preview, hosted by Tony winner Laura Benanti and brought to you by Masterpass™.

Over the next 10 days ...

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The Broadway.com Show: Christiani Pitts & More Discuss the Monstrous Myth King Kong

The Broadway.com Show: Christiani Pitts & More Discuss the Monstrous Myth King Kong

Something big is coming to Broadway! Gear up for King Kong and watch the cast and epic creative team talk about the spectacular staging.

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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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Broadway.com #LiveatFive with Lewis J. Stadlen of the Hello, Dolly! National Tour

Broadway.com #LiveatFive with Lewis J. Stadlen of the Hello, Dolly! National Tour

Lewis J. Stadlen stops by Broadway.com HQ to chat about the national tour of Hello, Dolly! and more with Ryan Lee Gilbert.

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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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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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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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Watch Samantha Barks, Andy Karl, Orfeh & More Make Hollywood Magic in Pretty Woman: The Musical

Watch Samantha Barks, Andy Karl, Orfeh & More Make Hollywood Magic in Pretty Woman: The Musical

The beloved 1990 rom-com starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere is now a musical! Take a peek at Broadway's Pretty Woman.

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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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