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  • Pinball Wizard! See Casey Cott, Christian Borle & More in The Who's Tommy at the Kennedy Center
    by Lindsey Sullivan on April 25, 2019 at 10:21 PM

    Casey Cott's a pinball wizard! The Riverdale fave is starring alongside Christian Borle and Mandy Gonzalez in the Kennedy Center production of The Who's Tommy, which is playing through April 28. Take a look at the fun photos from the musical, and if you're in Washington, D.C. this weekend, catch it live! Casey Cott and the cast of The Who's Tommy take the stage. Christian Borle and Mandy Gonzalez in The Who's Tommy. See The Who's Tommy at the Kennedy Center through April 28! […]

  • Jonny Lee Miller, Bertie Carvel and More on Bringing Ink to Broadway on Opening Night
    by Broadway.com Staff on April 25, 2019 at 10:05 PM

    Ink's Bertie Carvel, Jonny Lee Miller and more talk bringing the story of Rupert Murdoch and The Sun to Broadway on opening night. […]

  • Broadway.com #LiveatFive with Ryann Redmond of Frozen
    by Broadway.com Staff on April 25, 2019 at 9:34 PM

    Ryann Redmond stops by Broadway.com HQ to chat about Frozen and more with Beth Stevens. […]

  • Odds & Ends: Mike Birbiglia to Host 2019 Lortel Awards & More
    by Broadway.com Staff on April 25, 2019 at 8:29 PM

    Here's a quick roundup of stories you might have missed today. Mike Birbiglia to Host 2019 Lortel Awards Mike Birbiglia, the acclaimed comedic monologuist who earned acclaim this season for the Broadway premiere of his comedy The New One, has signed on as emcee of the 2019 Lortel Awards. The ceremony is scheduled to take place at NYU's Skirball Center on May 5. In addition to The New One, which is currently nominated for a Lortel Award, Birbiglia has earned acclaim off-Broadway for his Lortel-winning My Girlfriend's Boyfriend and Lortel-nominated Thank God for Jokes and Sleepwalk with Me. For a full look at the 2019 Lortel nominations, click here. Billy Magnussen & Ben Whishaw Cast in New James Bond Film Acclaimed stage alums Billy Magnussen and Ben Whishaw will return to the big screen in 2020 as part of the newest James Bond flick. The pair is newly announced among a slew of co-stars joining stage alum Daniel Craig (Betrayal), returning to the title role for the major motion picture. Magnussen is a Tony nominee for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike who made a splash in the film world in Into the Woods. Whishaw won a Theatre World Award for Broadway's  ... […]

  • Jonny Lee Miller, Bertie Carvel and the Cast of Ink Hit the Front Page with Opening Night Portraits
    by Caitlin Moynihan on April 25, 2019 at 7:55 PM

    These portraits are hot off the presses after James Graham's Ink's opening night on April 24 at Broadway's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Led by Jonny Lee Miller as Larry Lamb and Bertie Carvel reprising his Olivier-winning performance as Rupert Murdoch, Ink, directed by Rupert Goold, and tells the story of the rise of tabloid newspaper The Sun. The cast took their opening night bows and continued the celebration at the Copacabana by stepping into the Broadway.com portrait booth. Check out the exclusive shots of the stars hitting the front page, and be sure to head to the theater to see the show yourself. Bertie Carvel plays Rupert Murdoch Ink playwright James Graham. Ink director Rupert Goold View the Gallery Her […]

  • John Cameron Mitchell on His New Musical Podcast Anthem, Patti LuPone Almost Joining Hedwig and the Angry Inch & More
    by Caitlin Moynihan on April 25, 2019 at 7:35 PM

    John Cameron Mitchell is a Tony winner who has made his name known for being in Broadway's The Secret Garden, Six Degrees of Separation, Big River and of course, his acclaimed Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Mitchell is now off on a new adventure and releasing Anthem, a new podcast that combines music, drama and theater. "[Anthem] originally started as a sequel to Hedwig," Mitchell said in a recent interview on Broadway.com's #LiveAtFive. "The main character of this piece is living in the same trailer that Hedwig lived in but doesn’t know who she is. The character is out of insurance, so he's doing a telethon on an app in his phone to raise money to get his tumor out. He's staying online until he gets $100,000 to get this tumor out or until he dies, whatever comes first." Headlined by Mitchell, Anthem also features five other Tony winners, including Patti LuPone, Cynthia Erivo and Glenn Close. Season One of Anthem, titled "Anthem: Homunculus" is produced by Topic (makers of the binge-worthy Missing Richard Simmons) and distributed by Luminary. Over ten episodes, it will feature 31 original songs by Mitchell and co-writer Bryan Weller, which will ... […]

  • The Cast and Friends of Ink 'Break' the News on Opening Night in This Red Carpet Challenge
    by Broadway.com Staff on April 25, 2019 at 7:29 PM

    At the opening night of Ink, the cast and friends fill in the blanks of headlines from The Sun in this Red Carpet Challenge. […]

  • Show People with Paul Wontorek: Jayne Houdyshell of King Lear
    by Broadway.com Staff on April 25, 2019 at 7:06 PM

    Tony winner Jayne Houdyshell discusses taking the stage alongside Glenda Jackson in King Lear, her stage career and more. […]

  • Backstage at To Kill a Mockingbird with Gideon Glick, Episode 8: Hanging Out with LaTanya Richardson Jackson & Aaron Sorkin
    by Broadway.com Staff on April 25, 2019 at 6:31 PM

    To Kill a Mockingbird's Gideon Glick chats with LaTanya Richardson Jackson and playwright Aaron Sorkin in his final vlog episode. […]

  • Extra! Extra! See Jonny Lee Miller, Bertie Carvel & the Cast of Ink Take Their Opening Night Bows
    by Lindsey Sullivan on April 25, 2019 at 6:22 PM

    James Graham's Ink, which chronicles the story of Rupert Murdoch and Larry Lamb's collaboration to crush the competition with The Sun, opened at Broadway's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on April 24. The play stars Jonny Lee Miller and Bertie Carvel as Lamb and Murdoch, respectively. Broadway.com was on the scene to capture the opening night curtain call. Take a look at the photos, and then be sure to catch this new play! Congrats to the company of Ink on their Broadway opening! See the play through June 23 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. […]

  • Rock of Ages Will Return to New World Stages for 10th Anniversary Production
    by Andy Lefkowitz on April 25, 2019 at 6:00 PM

    Rock of Ages, the smash-hit Tony-nominated musical that played a six-year run on Broadway, will head back to off-Broadway this summer at New World Stages, where it first debuted in New York. The show will play a limited 10th-anniversary engagement, set to run from June 19 through September 29, with the original creative team at the helm, including director Kristin Hanggi and choreographer Kelly Devine. Following its original 2008 New World Stages run, Rock of Ages opened on Broadway in April 2009 and played more than 2,300 performances at the Brooks Atkinson and Helen Hayes Theatres, earning five Tony nominations including Best Musical and a nod for director Hanggi. The show also enjoyed successful national and international tours and, in 2012, was turned into a major motion picture. The musical features a book by Chris D'Arienzo and arrangements and orchestrations by Ethan Popp. Rock of Ages is set in 1987 on Hollywood's Sunset Strip where a small-town girl meets a big city rocker. As they fall in love in L.A.'s most famous club, Rock of Ages allows audiences to rock out to '80s hits from such iconic bands as Styx, Poison, Twisted Sister and Whitesnake. The original Broadway cast was ... […]

  • Oklahoma! & Tootsie Top 2019 Drama Desk Award Nominations
    by Andy Lefkowitz on April 25, 2019 at 5:20 PM

    Nominations have been announced for the 64th Annual Drama Desk Awards, honoring the best in Broadway, off- and off-off-Broadway theater in the 2018-2019 season. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony scheduled for June 2 at New York City's Town Hall. Drama Desk winner Michael Urie (Torch Song) will host. Leading the list is the immersive Broadway revival of Oklahoma! with 12 nods. Just behind are the new musicals Tootsie with 11 and Rags Parkland Sings the Songs of the Future with nine. The Drama Desk Awards are voted on and bestowed by theater critics, journalists, editors and publishers covering theater. Special Notes: Hadestown, Torch Song and Choir Boy were considered by the Drama Desk Awards for their off-Broadway runs, and only new elements were considered for their Broadway transfers. This season's production of The Boys in the Band was not eligible for Drama Desk Awards because the production did not accommodate nominators due to limited ticket availability and the limited run of the show. A full list of nominations can be found below. Outstanding Play Fairview The Ferryman Lewiston/Clarkston Usual Girls What the Constitution Means to Me Outstanding Musical Be More Chill The Hello Girls The Prom Rags Parkland ... […]

  • Terrence McNally, Rosemary Harris & Harold Wheeler to Receive 2019 Tony Awards for Lifetime Achievement
    by Andy Lefkowitz on April 25, 2019 at 3:35 PM

    A trio of Broadway legends will be honored with special 2019 Tony Awards for Lifetime Achievement, the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing announced today. Winners include playwright Terrence McNally, actress Rosemary Harris and orchestrator Harold Wheeler. Most recently represented on Broadway by Anastasia, McNally is a four-time Tony winner for his plays Love! Valour! Compassion! and Master Class and his librettos of the musicals Ragtime and Kiss of the Spider Woman. His play Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune will receive a new Broadway revival next month. Harris, who is currently appearing as Mrs. Higgins in Broadway's My Fair Lady, earned a Tony for her turn in The Lion in Winter. Her credits also include Tony-nominated performances in The Royal Family, Waiting in the Wings, Pack of Lies, A Delicate Balance, Hay Fever, Heartbreak House and Old Times. Wheeler has earned Tony nominations for his orchestrations of The Life, Little Me, Swing!, The Full Monty, Hairspray and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. He is currently represented on Broadway as orchestrator of the Temptations musical Ain't Too Proud. Lifetime Achievement winners will be honored at the 2019 Tonys ceremony, set for June 9 at Radio City Music Hall. Nominations ... […]

  • See the Cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Celebrate One Year of Broadway Magic
    by Lindsey Sullivan on April 25, 2019 at 2:30 PM

    A year's worth of mischief has been managed! The hit two-part epic Harry Potter and the Cursed Child marked its first year on Broadway on April 22. Stars James Snyder, Jenny Jules, Matt Mueller and the rest of the magical company gathered together at the Lyric Theatre to celebrate the occasion with a gorgeous cake. Take a look at the photos from the celebration, and be sure to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child for yourself! Congrats to the cast and company of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on the show's one-year anniversary! Experience the magic for yourself at the Lyric Theatre. […]

  • Oscar Hammerstein II Bio-Musical Sincerely, Oscar Sets Off-Broadway Closing Date
    by Andy Lefkowitz on April 25, 2019 at 2:17 PM

    Sincerely, Oscar, a new musical celebrating Tony-winning lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II, has scheduled a closing date of May 12 at Theatre Row's Acorn Theatre. The new work began previews on March 27 and officially opened on April 4. At the time of closing, the show will have played nine previews and 52 regular performances. Featuring a book written by Doreen Taylor, who also stars, and direction by Dugg McDonough, Sincerely, Oscar highlights Hammerstein's journey to becoming Broadway's greatest lyricist. The musical explores Hammerstein's life in his words while showcasing more than 30 of his greatest songs from shows like The Sound of Music, Show Boat, Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, Allegro and more. The musical incorporates personal correspondence, unpublished lyrics, interviews and rare memoirs to give insight into Hammerstein's legacy. Taylor is joined onstage by fellow performer Azudi Onyejekwe. The show features scenic design by Jason Simms, lighting design by David Pedemonti, costume design by Dawna Oak, sound design by Robert Balan and projection design by Brittany Merenda. Lou Lanza is the musical director and arranger, with string arrangements by Joshua Godoy. […]

  • Alex Brightman & a Haunting Company of Co-Stars Open Beetlejuice on Broadway
    by Andy Lefkowitz on April 25, 2019 at 4:00 AM

    Beetlejuice, the new musical based on the hit 1988 film, officially opens at Broadway's Winter Garden Theatre on April 25. Alex Timbers directs the production, which began previews on March 28. The cast is led by Alex Brightman, Sophia Anne Caruso, Kerry Butler and Rob McClure. Beetlejuice tells the story of Lydia Deetz (Caruso), a strange and unusual teenager obsessed with the whole "being dead thing." Lucky for Lydia, her new house is haunted by a recently deceased couple (Butler and McClure) and Beetlejuice (Brightman), a delightful demon with a real zest for life. When Lydia calls on Beetlejuice to scare away anyone with a pulse, the double-crossing specter shows his true stripes. The principal cast also includes Leslie Kritzer as Delia, Adam Dannheisser as Charles, Jill Abramovitz as Maxine Dean/Juno, Kelvin Moon Loh as Otho, Danny Rutigliano as Maxie Dean and Dana Steingold as the Girl Scout. Beetlejuice features a book by Anthony King and Scott Brown, music and lyrics by Eddie Perfect, choreography by Connor Gallagher and music direction by Kris Kukul. The creative team also includes scenic designer David Korins, costume designer William Ivey Long, lighting designer Kenneth Posner, sound designer Peter Hylenski and projection designer ... […]

  • Check Out Exclusive Portraits of Santino Fontana, Lilli Cooper and the Tootsie Cast Standing in the Spotlight on Opening Night
    by Caitlin Moynihan on April 24, 2019 at 11:29 PM

    This cast is unstoppable! Tootsie officially opened at Broadway's Marquis Theatre on April 23 and celebrated at Pier 60. Led by Santino Fontana and Lilli Cooper, Tootsie features a book by Robert Horn and music and lyrics by David Yazbek. After taking their opening-night bows, the cast headed to the Broadway.com portrait booth for their shot in the spotlight. Check out the exclusive photos below and be sure to see this comedy musical for yourself. Santino Fontana plays Michael Dorsey and Dorothy Michaels. Lilli Cooper plays Julie Nichols. Sarah Stiles plays Sandy Lester. Tootsie scribe Robert Horn with composer David Yazbek. View the Gallery Her […]

  • Santino Fontana, Lilli Cooper and More Talk Tootsie's Undeniable Humor on Opening Night
    by Broadway.com Staff on April 24, 2019 at 10:05 PM

    Tootsie stars Santino Fontana, Lilli Cooper, Sarah Stiles and more celebrate the new comedy musical on opening night. […]

  • Broadway.com #LiveatFive with John Cameron Mitchell
    by Broadway.com Staff on April 24, 2019 at 9:47 PM

    John Cameron Mitchell stops by Broadway.com HQ to chat about his Anthem podcast, Hedwig and more with Paul Wontorek. […]

  • Odds & Ends: New Musical from Amanda Green & Scott Ellis to Receive Reading at Williamstown & More
    by Broadway.com Staff on April 24, 2019 at 8:05 PM

    Here's a quick roundup of stories you might have missed today. New Musical from Amanda Green & Scott Ellis to Receive Reading at Williamstown Additional casting and more programming have been announced for the 2019 summer season of Williamstown Theatre Festival. Joining the previously announced slate of stars is Jeorge Watson in A Human Being, of a Sort (June 26-July 7), May Calamawy in Selling Kabul (July 10-July 21), Jamey Sheridan in Grand Horizons (July 17-July 28) and Tom Pecinka in Ghosts (July 31-August 18). Also newly announced is WTF's Fridays@3 weekly reading series. Highlights include the play For Nina (July 12) by Robert Emmet Lunney, directed by Dylan Baker, and the new musical Female Troubles (August 2) from Kiss Me, Kate collaborators Amanda Green and Scott Ellis; the tuner features a book by Jennifer Crittenden and Gabrielle Allan, music by Curtis Moore, lyrics by Green and direction by Ellis. For a look at the full 2019 WTF lineup, click here. Jim Norton to Join Matthew Broderick in London's Starry Messenger Tony winner Jim Norton (The Seafarer) is among the newly announced complete cast set for the West End premiere of Kenneth Lonergan's The Starry Messenger. The previously announced production ... […]

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