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  • Richard Fleeshman on Stripping Down in London's Company, His Olivier Nomination & What Patti LuPone Calls Him
    by Matt Wolf on مارس 23, 2019 at 4:00 صباحًا

    Richard Fleeshman starred on the West End and Broadway opposite Caissie Levy in Ghost the Musical and was part of the British ensembles of Urinetown and The Last Ship. But it’s fair to say that he has never had quite the opportunity offered by the knockout, gender-flipped revival of Company, playing the barely-clothed air steward Andy—a character previously known as April. The winning and funny performance has brought Fleeshman an Olivier nomination: one of nine received by the Gielgud Theatre production as a whole, as the charming Englishman, keen to share the praise, was quick to point out. How did you hear that you were among the nine Olivier nods for this groundbreaking production of the 1970 Broadway classic, Company: the first iteration of the Stephen Sondheim/George Furth musical to recast the central character, Bobby, as a female, Bobbie [played by Rosalie Craig]? You know, I’ve been filming a TV series by day and doing the show at night and wasn’t holding out for a nomination; I think it had definitely just gone over my head when about 1:30PM on that Tuesday I went to the loo and tuned my phone from airplane mode back on and it went mental with messages ... […]

  • These Portraits of the Ain't Too Proud Stars and More Will Bring Sunshine to Any Cloudy Day
    by Caitlin Moynihan on مارس 22, 2019 at 10:14 مساءً

    Get ready, here they come! Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations opened at the Imperial Theatre on March 21, and after the cast took their bows, they brought the party to Gotham Hall. Starring James Harkness, Derrick Baskin, Jeremy Pope, Ephriam Sykes and Jawan M. Jackson as the iconic Motown group, Ain't Too Proud features a book by Dominique Morisseau and direction by Des McAnuff. Check out the photos from the exclusive Broadway.com portrait booth to find some sunshine! Ephraim Sykes plays David Ruffin. Derrick Baskin plays Otis Williams. Jeremy Pope plays Eddie Kendricks. James Harkness plays Paul Williams. Jawan M. Jackson plays Melvin Franklin. View the Gallery Her […]

  • The Broadway.com Show: The Cast of Ain't Too Proud on Bringing Black Excellence to Broadway on Opening Night
    by Broadway.com Staff on مارس 22, 2019 at 9:48 مساءً

    Ain’t Too Proud stars James Harkness, Derrick Baskin, Jeremy Pope, Ephraim Sykes and Jawan M. Jackson celebrate opening night. […]

  • Broadway.com #LiveatFive with Katrina Lenk of The Band's Visit
    by Broadway.com Staff on مارس 22, 2019 at 9:35 مساءً

    Katrina Lenk stops by Broadway.com HQ to chat about the final weeks of The Band's Visit and more with Caitlin Moynihan. […]

  • Show Us Why You're Broadway's Biggest Fan & Win Tickets to the Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards
    by Broadway.com Staff on مارس 22, 2019 at 8:04 مساءً

    Are you Broadway's biggest fan? Prove it! If you can convince us of your undying love for all things Broadway, we'll send you to the craziest and, let's face it, best awards show of the season: The 2019 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards! The May 30 ceremony is invitation-only, but one lucky fan (and a friend!) will win a trip to New York City to attend. All you have to do is create a video (no more than 60 seconds long) proving why you're the biggest Broadway fan ever and deserve to attend the Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards and follow the instructions below. Major points for creativity! Upload your submission as an unlisted video onto YouTube, then submit it in the entry form below by 11:59pm ET on April 5, 2019. Ensure that you check the box agreeing to the Official Rules, and confirming that your YouTube URL is unlisted and will not be disclosed to anyone except on the entry form. If you do not have a YouTube account, here are some resources to help you get started. You are welcome to upload your video directly to your YouTube account using a computer, Android, or iPhone and iPad device. Once ... […]

  • Odds & Ends: John Doyle Announces Creative Team for August Rush Musical & More
    by Broadway.com Staff on مارس 22, 2019 at 7:31 مساءً

    Here's a quick roundup of stories you might have missed today. John Doyle Announces Creative Team for August Rush Musical Tony-winning director John Doyle has compiled a talented team of creatives to join him on the new musical August Rush. The new tuner has shifted its previously announced debut at Virginia's Signature Theatre to a world premiere at the Paramount Theatre in Chicago set to run from April 24 through June 2. Joining Doyle will be choreographer JoAnn M. Hunter and music director Greg Jarrett, with scenic designer Scott Pask, costume designer Ann Hould-Ward, lighting designer Paul Toben, sound designer Dan Moses Schreier and projection designer Joe Burke. August Rush features a book by Glen Berger along with music and lyrics by Mark Mancina, who scored film on which the tuner is based. Casting will be announced soon. Check out the newly released production art below.   Hal Linden Set for 1940s Musical Revue In the Mood at Bucks County Playhouse Iconic TV personality Hal Linden (Barney Miller) has signed on to join the internationally acclaimed revue In the Mood during its tour stop at Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, PA from April 23-27. In the Mood features 1940s musical ... […]

  • Cloud Nine! See Photos from Ain't Too Proud's Star-Studded Broadway Opening
    by Broadway.com Staff on مارس 22, 2019 at 4:06 مساءً

    Though it was a cloudy day, there was certainly a lot of sunshine at the Broadway opening of Ain't Too Proud. The Temptations musical starring Derrick Baskin, James Harkness, Jawan M. Jackson, Ephraim Sykes and Jeremy Pope bowed at the Imperial Theatre on March 21, and music industry royals as well as a slew of stars were in attendance. Check out the photos to see all the glam guests! […]

  • Premiere Date Set for Ryan Murphy's The Politician Starring Ben Platt
    by Andy Lefkowitz on مارس 22, 2019 at 3:28 مساءً

    Mark your calendar! Netflix has announced a September 27 debut date for The Politician. Ryan Murphy's previously announced series is headlined by Tony winner Ben Platt alongside a slew of stage-and-screen stars. The Politician follows Payton Hobart (Platt), a wealthy student from Santa Barbara, California, who has known since age seven that he's going to be President of the United States. But first he'll have to navigate the most treacherous political landscape of all: Saint Sebastian High School. To get elected Student Body President, secure a spot at Harvard and stay on his singular path to success, Payton will have to outsmart his ruthless classmates without sacrificing his own morality and carefully crafted image. Joining Platt in the cast is his former Dear Evan Hansen co-star Laura Dreyfuss, along with Tony winner Jessica Lange, Gwyneth Paltrow, Zoey Deutch, Lucy Boynton, Bob Balaban, David Corenswet, Julia Schlaepfer, Theo Germaine, Rahne Jones and Benjamin Barrett. Check out the series' newly released artwork below. &nbs […]

  • Brenda Pressley Replaces Suzzanne Douglas in Chisa Hutchinson's World Premiere Proof of Love
    by Andy Lefkowitz on مارس 22, 2019 at 2:32 مساءً

    New York stage alum Brenda Pressley will now star in the upcoming off-Broadway staging of Chisa Hutchinson's new solo play Proof of Love. Jade King Carroll directs the production—which will be recorded for Audible—scheduled to begin previews on May 7 and open on May 14 at the Minetta Lane Theatre. Pressley replaces the previously announced Suzzanne Douglas, who has withdrawn from the production for personal reasons. Pressley can currently be seen off-Broadway in Hutchinson's New York premiere Surely Goodness and Mercy. The actress has accrued numerous stage credits, including Broadway turns in The Lyons, The American Plan, Cats, Dreamgirls and The Moony Shapiro Songbook. Pressley earned an AUDELCO Award nomination for her turn in Seven Guitars. In Proof of Love, Constance (Pressley) thought she had a happy life and a loving husband. But suddenly, a tragic accident splinters her upper-class black family—and forces her to face uncomfortable truths about her marriage and herself. Tickets are now on sale for the production, which is scheduled to play a limited engagement through June 16. […]

  • Ain't Too Proud Stars Sing Temptations Hits on The Tonight Show
    by Broadway.com Staff on مارس 22, 2019 at 2:08 مساءً

    The new musical Ain't Too Proud—The Life and Times of The Temptations celebrated a momentous opening night at Broadway's Imperial Theatre on March 21. In addition to a star-packed performance and swanky post-show party, the musical's stars toasted their premiere by singing a pair of Temptations hits on NBC's Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Watch stars Derrick Baskin, James Harkness, Jawan M. Jackson, Jeremy Pope and Ephraim Sykes—as well as the complete 18-piece Ain't Too Proud band—perform the numbers "Get Ready" and "Ain't Too Proud to Beg" for lucky TV viewers, then make plans to experience the new Broadway tuner for yourself. […]

  • Hadestown Arrives at Broadway's Walter Kerr Theatre
    by Andy Lefkowitz on مارس 22, 2019 at 4:00 صباحًا

    On the heels of a celebrated London premiere, Anaïs Mitchell's new musical Hadestown debuts at Broadway's Walter Kerr Theatre on March 22. Co-conceiver Rachel Chavkin (The Great Comet) directs the production, choreographed by David Neumann and music-directed by Liam Robinson, set to officially open on April 17. Reeve Carney, Patrick Page and Eva Noblezada star. Hadestown is a musical retelling of the mythical quest of Orpheus (Carney) to overcome Hades (Page) and regain the favor of his one true love, Eurydice (Noblezada). The cast also includes André De Shields as Hermes and Amber Gray as Persephone, with Jewelle Blackman, Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer and Kay Trinidad as the Fates, and an ensemble featuring Afra Hines, Timothy Hughes, John Krause, Kimberly Marable, Ahmad Simmons, Malcolm Armwood, T. Oliver Reid, Jessie Shelton and Khaila Wilcoxon. Hadestown features scenic design by Rachel Hauck, costume design by Michael Krass, lighting design by Bradley King and sound design by Nevin Steinberg and Jessica Paz, with arrangements and orchestrations by Todd Sickafoose. Hadestown was first seen in a 2016 world premiere production at off-Broadway's New York Theatre Workshop. […]

  • TLC's Rozonda 'Chilli' Thomas & Tionne 'T-Boz' Watkins Working on a Broadway Musical
    by Lindsey Sullivan on مارس 21, 2019 at 11:46 مساءً

    "No Scrubs" on Broadway? Yes, please! According to Page Six, Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas revealed that she and Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins of the R&B/hip-hop girl group TLC want to give their story the Broadway treatment. “We’re working on the TLC musical and TLC on Broadway,” Thomas said. “We’re going to create new music for those projects as well.” "Chilli" Thomas, Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins and Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes rose to prominence when they formed in Atlanta, Georgia in the 1990s as music girl group TLC. Their chart-topping hits include "Waterfalls," "Unpretty," "Creep," "No Scrubs," "Baby-Baby-Baby" and more. The group has five Grammy Awards, including one for Best R&B album for CrazySexyCool in 1996 and Best R&B album for FanMail in 2000. Though original member Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes passed away in 2002, TLC has continued to tour and make music. Their fifth studio album TLC was released on June 30, 2017. Watch this space for further info on a creative team, timeline and casting for this production. […]

  • Broadway.com #LiveatFive with Angie Schworer
    by Broadway.com Staff on مارس 21, 2019 at 9:38 مساءً

    Angie Schworer stops by Broadway.com HQ to chat about The Prom and more with Paul Wontorek. […]

  • Aasif Mandvi, Marin Ireland & Crista Moore to Guest-Star in Off-Broadway's Nassim
    by Andy Lefkowitz on مارس 21, 2019 at 9:03 مساءً

    Barrow Street Theatricals has announced a new lineup of rotating guest actors for the American premiere of Nassim by celebrated Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour (White Rabbit Red Rabbit), featuring direction by Omar Elerian. Among the latest group of stars is Obie winner Aasif Mandvi (Brigadoon), Tony nominee Marin Ireland (Summer and Smoke) and two-time Tony nominee Crista Moore (Big, Gypsy). The full list of upcoming guest stars is below. Thursday, March 21 at 7:30pm—Carrie Coon Friday, March 22 at 7:30pm—Scott Lowell Saturday, March 23 at 2:30pm—Paul Sparks Saturday, March 23 at 7:30pm—Eddie Cahill Sunday, March 24 at 2:30pm—Aasif Mandvi Sunday, March 24 at 7:30pm—Crista Moore Tuesday, March 26 at 7:30pm—Marin Ireland Wednesday, March 27 at 7:30pm—Guillermo Diaz Thursday, March 28 at 7:30pm—Robert Picardo Nassim uses theatrical devices to explore the power of language, with a special guest star appearing at every performance. Barrow Street Theatricals, formerly Barrow Street Theatre, has moved uptown to City Center just for this production, which began previews on December 6, 2018 and opened on December 12. Additional rotating guest actors will be announced soon. […]

  • Get a First Look at Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune Stars Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon
    by Caitlin Moynihan on مارس 21, 2019 at 7:20 مساءً

    Six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald is getting ready to return to Broadway in Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune alongside Tony nominee Michael Shannon. The Terrence McNally revival is directed by Obie winner Arin Arbus in her Broadway debut. Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune will play at the Broadhurst Theatre beginning on May 4 with opening night set for May 30. Check out the first photo of the two stars and the photo below of the cast and creative team to celebrate. Director Arin Arbus with Michael Shannon, playwright Terrence McNally and Audra McDonald. […]

  • Backstage at To Kill a Mockingbird with Gideon Glick, Episode 3: Shubert Secrets
    by Broadway.com Staff on مارس 21, 2019 at 7:13 مساءً

    To Kill a Mockingbird's Gideon Glick and co-star Stark Sands show us the Shubert Theatre like we've never seen it before. […]

  • Second Stage Theater to Honor 40 Stars at 40th Anniversary Gala
    by Andy Lefkowitz on مارس 21, 2019 at 7:00 مساءً

    Second Stage Theater has announced a 40th Birthday Gala set for May 6 at Hammerstein Ballroom. In celebration of the milestone, the nonprofit theater will honor 40 actors for their continued collaboration with the institution, from its first productions to today. The honorees, all of whom have appeared in at least two Second Stage productions, include Brooke Adams, Kevin Bacon, David Aaron Baker, David Wilson Barnes, Derrick Baskin, Annette Bening, Emily Bergl, Reed Birney, Stephanie J. Block, Tracee Chimo, Liza Colón-Zayas, Quincy Dunn-Baker, Frankie R. Faison, Halley Feiffer, Daniel Gerroll, John Glover, Daniel Eric Gold, Tony Goldwyn, Robyn Goodman, Ari Graynor, Judith Ivey, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Brian Kerwin, Christine Lahti, Kristolyn Lloyd, Marsha Mason, James McDaniel, Lindsay Mendez, Kathy Najimy, Manu Narayan, Cynthia Nixon, Rory O’Malley, Kellie Overbey, Annie Parisse, Susan Pourfar, Katharine Powell, Maria Elena Ramirez, Armando Riesco, Thomas Sadoski, Sherie Rene Scott, Thom Sesma, Jennifer Laura Thompson, Julie White, Betsy Wolfe and Charlayne Woodard. The gala will begin at 6:30pm with cocktails and party games, followed by dinner at 7:30pm and a 9:00pm performance. All funds raised will support and sustain Second Stage Theater’s artistic programs. Second Stage's current productions include the world premiere musical Superhero ... […]

  • Harvey Fierstein to Star as Bella Abzug in His World Premiere Solo Play Bella Bella
    by Andy Lefkowitz on مارس 21, 2019 at 6:00 مساءً

    Four-time Tony winner Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots, Torch Song) will take on the role of a lifetime this fall, starring as attorney and politician Bella Abzug in his new solo play Bella Bella. Manhattan Theatre Club has also newly announced world premiere plays by Tony winner Richard Greenberg and Emily Feldman as part of its 2019-2020 season. Set in 1976 on the eve of her bid to become senator, Bella Bella finds the larger-than-life, truth-slinging, groundbreaking, hat-wearing icon Abzug squirreled away in the bathroom of a midtown hotel awaiting that night's election results while a coterie of family and celebs await her entrance. Kimberly Senior (Disgraced) will direct the production, set to begin previews at New York City Center—Stage I on October 1, 2019 ahead of an opening night slated for October 22. Also newly announced by MTC is The Perplexed, a new play by Greenberg (Take Me Out), directed by MTC Artistic Director Lynne Meadow. The work centers on two families gathered in the massive library of a gaudy Fifth Avenue apartment to celebrate the nuptials of their children. Nothing goes smoothly, and as the big moment approaches, the burning question is: can everyone put aside long-smoldering jealousies and deep-seated grudges and just ... […]

  • Get Ready! Take a First Look at Derrick Baskin & More in Broadway's Ain't Too Proud
    by Broadway.com Staff on مارس 21, 2019 at 4:49 مساءً

    Ain't Too Proud officially opens on March 21 at Broadway's Imperial Theatre. The Temptations musical stars Derrick Baskin, Jeremy Pope, Jawan Jackson, Ephraim Sykes and James Harkness as the Motown super group's Classic Five. Check out photos from the Broadway production, and you'll have sunshine on a cloudy day! […]

  • Go Inside White Noise's Star-Studded Opening Night Off-Broadway
    by Caitlin Moynihan on مارس 21, 2019 at 4:34 مساءً

    The world premiere of Suzan-Lori Parks' White Noise officially opened off-Broadway at the Public Theater on March 20. Starring Tony winner Daveed Diggs, Tony nominee Thomas Sadoski, Zoë Winters and Sheria Irving, White Noise is directed by Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis. The opening night guests included Broadway favorites Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jonathan Groff and more. Check out the photos below, and be sure to see this Pulitzer winner's new work for yourself. White Noise director Oskar Eustis with playwright Suzan-Lori Parks. In the Heights collaborators Quiara Alegría Hudes and Lin-Manuel Miranda cheer on the new work. Amanda Seyfried supports husband Thomas Sadoski. Tony nominee Jonathan Groff with Tony winner Michael Cerveris. […]

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