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Mark Your Calendar! Date Set for 72nd Annual Tony Awards

Mark Your Calendar! Date Set for 72nd Annual Tony Awards

Save the date! The 72nd annual Tony Awards will take place on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at Radio City Music Hall. The ceremony, which honors theater professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway, will once again air on CBS. The ceremony has been broadcast on the network since 1978 and is scheduled to air on CBS through 2026.

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A Christmas Story Live! Finds Its Ralphie Parker in Newcomer Andy Walken

A Christmas Story Live! Finds Its Ralphie Parker in Newcomer Andy Walken

Following a nationwide digital casting call, Andy Walken, an 11-year-old from Seattle, WA, has been cast in the central role of Ralphie Parker in the upcoming live TV presentation of A Christmas Story! The musical event will air on December 17 at 7:00pm EST on Fox.

More than 350 applicants were considered for the role of Ralphie, the boy ...

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Come From Away Recoups Broadway Investment in Less Than Eight Months

Come From Away Recoups Broadway Investment in Less Than Eight Months

The talents behind the new musical Come From Away have reason to celebrate! The show has recouped its $12 million capitalization in less than eight months on Broadway. Come From Away began performances on February 18 and officially opened on March 12 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.

"Since we first saw the presentation of Come From Away four years ago ...

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Cher Bio-Musical The Cher Show Will Open at Broadway's Neil Simon Theatre in 2018

Cher Bio-Musical The Cher Show Will Open at Broadway's Neil Simon Theatre in 2018

The long-awaited Cher bio-musical, The Cher Show, has found its Broadway home! The show will open at the Neil Simon Theatre in the fall of 2018, with exact dates for the run to be announced. The new tuner based on the life and career of the Oscar-winning singer will first set down its roots in the Windy City, playing an ...

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Grammy Winner Jason Mraz to Make Broadway Debut in Waitress

Grammy Winner Jason Mraz to Make Broadway Debut in Waitress

We couldn't have ordered up a more exciting new leading man! Singer-songwriter Jason Mraz will join leading lady Betsy Wolfe in the company of Broadway's Waitress in the role of Dr. Pomatter beginning on November 3. The two-time Grammy winner will play a limited 10-week engagement in the musical at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.

Mraz is most known for the ...

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Little Shop of Horrors Film Will Return to Cinemas with Alternate Ending

Little Shop of Horrors Film Will Return to Cinemas with Alternate Ending

Grow for me? That's what the iconic 1986 film adaptation of the hit musical Little Shop of Horrors is doing for moviegoers. The film will return to cinemas for a pair of showings on October 29 and 31, restoring the film's original extended ending that was famously changed (made less scary) after feedback from test audiences.

The film, which follows the rise ...

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Samantha Barks & Steve Kazee to Headline Broadway-Bound Pretty Woman: The Musical

Samantha Barks & Steve Kazee to Headline Broadway-Bound Pretty Woman: The Musical

Broadway’s upcoming Pretty Woman: The Musical has found its stars. Tony winner Steve Kazee (Once) is taking on the role of Edward Lewis in the new show, with Les Misérables film star Samantha Barks playing the prostitute who wins his heart, Vivian Ward. The roles were, of course, made famous by Richard Gere and Julia Roberts in the smash 1990 ...

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Fox's Live Musical Broadcast of Rent Has an Air Date

Fox's Live Musical Broadcast of Rent Has an Air Date

No day but January 27, 2019! Fox's previously announced live musical broadcast of Jonathan Larson's Pulitzer Prize-winning musical will air on that date at 7:00pm Eastern Standard Time. As previously reported, the network will broadcast A Christmas Story on December 17. Marc Platt has been tapped to produce both live musicals.

Adam Siegel, Julie Larson, Al Larson and Revolution ...

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Matthew Broderick Set to Play The Narrator in Fox's A Christmas Story

Matthew Broderick Set to Play The Narrator in Fox's A Christmas Story

Christmas has come early with this news! Two-time Tony winner Matthew Broderick will play The Narrator in Fox's next live musical, A Christmas Story. As previously announced, the production is inspired by both the beloved 1983 film and Tony-nominated Broadway musical. Dear Evan Hansen's Tony-winning music duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (who received 2013 Tony noms for A ...

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Hotcha! Tickets Now on Sale for National Tour of Kander & Ebb's Tony-Winning Chicago in Louisville

Hotcha! Tickets Now on Sale for National Tour of Kander & Ebb's Tony-Winning Chicago in Louisville

Get ready for some razzle dazzle! Tickets are now on sale for the national tour of Chicago in Louisville. The Tony Award-winning John Kander and Fred Ebb musical will play The Kentucky Center from January 23 through January 28, 2018.

Set in the legendary city during the roaring “jazz hot” 20s, Chicago tells the story of two rival vaudevillian murderesses ...

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The John Gore Organization, Parent Company of Broadway.com, Announces Key Management Changes

The John Gore Organization, Parent Company of Broadway.com, Announces Key Management Changes

Congrats are in order for some key players at The John Gore Organization, which announced several promotions of longtime employees. JGO is the parent company of Broadway.com, as well as Broadway Across America, The Broadway Channel, BroadwayBox.com and Group Sales Box Office.

Former Chief Operating Officer (and 2016 special Tony Award winner) Miles Wilkin will now serve as Vice ...

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Broadway.com Launches The Sit-Down Podcast

Broadway.com Launches The Sit-Down Podcast

Add this to your list of podcasts! The Sit-Down by Broadway.com, a podcast that features audio versions of the most engaging conversations from the ever-expanding Broadway.com content library.

You already hang out with us to get the latest theater news, gorgeous photo and video features and shenanigans with your favorite stars. Why not take clips from Live ...

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Dear Evan Hansen Star Ben Platt to Record Original Music on Debut Album

Dear Evan Hansen Star Ben Platt to Record Original Music on Debut Album

Ben Platt, the young Tony-winning star of Dear Evan Hansen, has signed a recording contract with Atlantic Records. The talented singer is expected to record original tunes on his first album.

"It has been a longtime dream to create original music," said Platt in a statement. "I am so excited to be working on this debut album and even ...

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Tina Fey's Mean Girls Musical Sets Broadway Dates and Theater

Tina Fey's Mean Girls Musical Sets Broadway Dates and Theater

The new musical adaptation of Mean Girls will begin previews at Broadway's August Wilson Theatre on March 12, 2018! The show will open on April 8.

The musical with a book adapted by the film's screenwriter, Tina Fey, will include an original score by Jeff Richmond (music) and Nell Benjamin (lyrics). It will be directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw (The Book of ...

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Victor Garber Will Join Bernadette Peters in Hello, Dolly! in 2018

Victor Garber Will Join Bernadette Peters in Hello, Dolly! in 2018

Four-time Tony Award nominee Victor Garber will join Bernadette Peters in the Tony-winning revival of Hello, Dolly! Garber will replace David Hyde Pierce as Horace Vandergelder on the evening of January 20, 2018, the same performance when Peters joins the hit at the Shubert Theatre. Pierce and Bette Midler will play their final performance on January 14.

Garber returns to the Great White ...

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Back Where She Belongs! Bernadette Peters Will Return to Broadway in Hello, Dolly!

Back Where She Belongs! Bernadette Peters Will Return to Broadway in Hello, Dolly!

Hello, Bernadette! Stage icon Bernadette Peters will return to Broadway in the Tony-winning revival of Hello, Dolly! The Tony-winning legend will take on the title role of Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi, replacing 2017 Tony winner Bette Midler, on January 20, 2018 at the Shubert Theatre. As previously announced, Midler will play her final performance on January 14.

Although the production ...

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We've Got Our Band! Rob Colletti, Lexie Dorsett Sharp & More Will Headline the National Tour of School of Rock

We've Got Our Band! Rob Colletti, Lexie Dorsett Sharp & More Will Headline the National Tour of School of Rock

Now repeat after us, we pledge allegiance to the band! Broadway fave Rob Colletti (The Book of Mormon) will star as Dewey Finn in the national tour of School of Rock. The touring production of the hit Broadway musical will launch at RBTL’s Auditorium Theatre in Rochester, NY, on September 30, before making stops and sticking it to the man ...

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Sing Out! Sammy Ferber, Skyler Volpe & Kaleb Wells Will Lead the Tour of Jonathan Larson's RENT

Sing Out! Sammy Ferber, Skyler Volpe & Kaleb Wells Will Lead the Tour of Jonathan Larson's RENT

Sammy Ferber, Skyler Volpe and Kaleb Wells will lead the RENT 20th Anniversary Tour, as Mark Cohen, Mimi Marquez and Roger Davis, respectively. The touring production, which kicked off in September 2016, will continue to make stops in and bring "La Vie Boheme" to cities all across the country.

In addition to Ferber, Volpe and Wells, the cast of RENT ...

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Taylor Trensch 'Will Be Found' in Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway

Taylor Trensch 'Will Be Found' in Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway

Taylor Trensch, who currently appears as Barnaby Tucker in Hello, Dolly!, will star as the title character in Dear Evan Hansen beginning in mid-January 2018. Trensch will step into the role originated by 2017 Tony winner Ben Platt.

In additional casting news, Noah Galvin will step into the role of Evan Hansen beginning on November 21 for a limited run until ...

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New Musical Groundhog Day to End Broadway Run; Will Embark on National Tour

New Musical Groundhog Day to End Broadway Run; Will Embark on National Tour

The new Broadway musical Groundhog Day will play its final performance at the August Wilson Theatre on September 17. The show began previews on March 16 and opened on April 17. By closing, Groundhog Day will have played 31 previews and 176 regular performances. The show will kick off an 18-month national tour beginning in 2018. Details of a new ...

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A New Beginning! Nick Cartell, Josh Davis, Melissa Mitchell & More Will Lead the National Tour of Les Miserables

A New Beginning! Nick Cartell, Josh Davis, Melissa Mitchell & More Will Lead the National Tour of Les Miserables

Do you hear the people sing? Join in our crusade! Nick Cartell, Josh Davis and Melissa Mitchell will lead the national tour of Les Miserables, as Jean Valjean, Javert and Fantine, respectively. The touring production of the blockbuster musical, directed by Laurence Connor, will kick off at the Providence Performing Arts Center in Providence, RI, on September 21, before bringing ...

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Serve with a Smile! Desi Oakley, Bryan Fenkart & More Will Star in the National Tour of Waitress

Serve with a Smile! Desi Oakley, Bryan Fenkart & More Will Star in the National Tour of Waitress

She'll be pouring you a cup and saying, "Hello, how ya been?" Desi Oakley (Les Misérables, Evita) will star as Jenna in the national tour of Waitress. The touring production of the hit Broadway musical will launch at the Connor Palace—Playhouse Square in Cleveland on October 17, before making stops—and serving up pies—in cities all across the country.

In ...

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Live TV Musical Presentation of Jonathan Larson's Rent Will Air in 2018

Live TV Musical Presentation of Jonathan Larson's Rent Will Air in 2018

Start warming up your vocal cords and get ready to sing along! Fox's upcoming live television presentation of Jonathan Larson's iconic musical Rent will air in 2018, a representative for Fox has confirmed. An exact date for the TV musical will be announced.

The previously announced Rent presentation will be produced by Marc Platt, who is working closely with the ...

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A Christmas Story Live Musical Sets Date; SNL Veteran Maya Rudolph to Take on Lead Role

A Christmas Story Live Musical Sets Date; SNL Veteran Maya Rudolph to Take on Lead Role

This one's bound to win a major award! The highly anticipated live TV presentation of the Tony-nominated musical A Christmas Story will air on December 17 on Fox. SNL Emmy nominee Maya Rudolph has been announced to play the mom of Ralphie Parker.

The previously announced live production is inspired by both the beloved 1983 film and the 2012 Broadway ...

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Tony Winner Lea Salonga, Glee's Alex Newell & More Join Once on This Island

Tony Winner Lea Salonga, Glee's Alex Newell & More Join Once on This Island

And the gods heard our prayers! Tony winner Lea Salonga will return to Broadway in Once on This Island as Erzulie. Glee favorite Alex Newell is set to take on the role of Asaka. Cats favorite Quentin Earl Darrington and Merle Dandridge will play Agwe and Papa Ge, respectively. The musical, which features a book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens ...

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