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Disney Theatrical to take over Fox Stage Productions

The takeover comes after Walt Disney Company completed its acquisition of the assets of 21st Century Fox.

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‘Slave Play’ announces Broadway run

“Slave Play” is coming to Broadway this fall. It’s certainly not the trajectory that playwright Jeremy O. Harris envisioned for his work. But then again,...

How a Tony Award translates on tour

Winning a Tony Award not only impacts a show’s Broadway box office, it can help boost its profile on the road.  While theaters across the...

New legislation aims to bring back tax deductions for actors

Actors’ Equity has helped spearhead the introduction of a bill that aims to bring back tax deductions for performing artists. Individual tax deductions including...

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‘Waitress’ to close on Broadway in January

"Waitress" will end its run on Broadway in January, producers Barry and Fran Weissler announced Tuesday. The musical, with a score by Sara Bareilles, will play...

‘What the Constitution Means to Me’ announces recoupment on Broadway

“What the Constitution Means to Me” has recouped its investment on Broadway, the production announced Monday.  The play, starring and written by Heidi Schreck, has...

Most Broadway shows cancelled after power outage

More than 20 Broadway shows were cancelled Saturday night after a power outage hit the west side of Manhattan. Among the confirmed show closures: “Hadestown,”...

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Opinion: The great reckoning on Broadway

The official report from the Broadway League at the end of the 2018-2019 season couldn’t have been more upbeat.  “For the 2018-2019 season, total attendance...

Opinion: How Cora Cahan transformed 42nd Street

An oversized, disembodied gold hand greets me as I enter Cora Cahan’s office. Its fingers, which dangle over Madame Tussauds across the street, appear...

Opinion: A bland Tony Awards telecast with moments of sincerity

Terrence McNally has a history of getting cut off by the Tonys telecast. The first time was in 1995, when his drama “Love! Valour!...

Tonys Spotlights

Bob Mackie on bringing Cher’s fashion to the stage

“The Cher Show” recreates Bob Mackie’s decades-long collaboration with Cher in two ways. First, there’s the parade of Cher’s eye-popping looks, designed by Mackie...

‘Ain’t Too Proud’s’ Des McAnuff and Sergio Trujillo on crafting jukebox...

In taking on the story of the Temptations, choreographer Sergio Trujillo knew he wanted the dance moves to feel new, with a hint of...

One-liners from ‘Tootsie’ scribe Robert Horn

“Penguins can rotate their heads 360 degrees. But only once.” So goes one of the many zingers in the musical “Tootsie,” crafted by book writer...

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‘Slave Play’ announces Broadway run

“Slave Play” is coming to Broadway this fall. It’s certainly not the trajectory that playwright Jeremy O. Harris envisioned for his work. But then again,...

‘West Side Story’ to star Isaac Powell, Shereen Pimentel

The Broadway revival of “West Side Story” will star Shereen Pimentel as Maria and Isaac Powell as Tony.  The revival, directed by Ivo van Hove...

‘Frankie and Johnny’ posts early closing notice

"Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune" will close on July 28, one month ahead of schedule. The Terrence McNally play, starring Audra McDonald...

Ben Holtzman selected as the next T. Fellow

Ben Holtzman has been selected as the next Geraldine Stutz T. Fellow. As part of the T. Fellowship, which seeks to develop the next generation of...

‘The Ferryman’ announces recoupment

“The Ferryman” has recouped its investment on Broadway, the production announced Sunday.  The play, which won the 2019 Tony Award for Best Play, finished its...

‘Pretty Woman’ will end its run in August

“Pretty Woman” will play its final performance on Aug. 18, one year after the show opened on Broadway.  At the time of closing, the musical...

Fox Stage Productions to merge into Disney Theatrical

Fox Stage Productions will be taken over by Disney Theatrical Productions beginning Wednesday.  The takeover comes after Walt Disney Company completed its acquisition of the...

Neil Diamond musical eyes Broadway

A Neil Diamond biographical musical is being developed for Broadway. Produced by Ken Davenport and Bob Gaudio, the musical will feature Diamond’s hits and a...

Tom Hiddleston to star in ‘Betrayal’ on Broadway

Harold Pinter's "Betrayal" will transfer to Broadway from the West End. The play, produced by the Jamie Lloyd Company, will star Tom Hiddleston, Zawe Ashton...

Musicians’ union strikes new deal with the Broadway League

Local 802, the union representing musicians playing on Broadway and elsewhere, announced a new collective bargaining agreement Wednesday that entitles Broadway musicians to wage...

‘The Cher Show’ will end its run in August

“The Cher Show” will play its final show on Broadway on Aug. 18. When it closes, the show will have played 34 preview and 296...

‘King Kong’ to close on Aug. 18

"King Kong" will play its final performance on Aug. 18. The musical, produced by Carmen Pavlovic and Roy Furman, will have played 324 performances and...

‘Be More Chill’ to end run in August

"Be More Chill" will end its Broadway run on Aug.11. At that point the musical will have played 30 preview and 177 regular performances at...

‘The Minutes’ announces Broadway run in February

Tracy Letts’ play “The Minutes” will come to Broadway in February 2020. The play, which will be Letts’ second on Broadway this season, will be...

‘What the Constitution Means to Me’ plans Kennedy Center run after Broadway

“What the Constitution Means to Me” will head to Washington, D.C. following its Broadway run. The play, starring and written by Heidi Schreck, will...
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Broadway News Feed

MTI Acquires Licensing Rights to PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL

Theatrical licensor Music Theatre International MTI has secured worldwide licensing rights to theBroadway hit Pretty Woman The Musical.

Breaking News: WAITRESS to End Broadway Run in January

On Tuesday, BroadwayWorld learned thatWAITRESS will end its Broadway run at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on Sunday, Jan.5, 2020. Featuring a book by Jessie...

Andy Karl and Orfeh to Receive Humane Society of New York’s Sandy Fund Award at Annual Best in Shows Cabaret

Seth Rudetsky will host the event October 14 at Feinstein’s/54 Below.

Music Theatre International Secures Licensing Rights to Pretty Woman: The Musical

The musical, based on the film of the same name, currently plays Broadway's Nederlander Theatre.

Broadway’s ‘Waitress’ Announces Closing Date

Broadway’s Waitress will close Jan. 5, 2020, the show’s producers announced today. The Sara Bareilles musical, directed by Diane Paulus, began previews at the...

Sara Bareilles’ Broadway Musical Waitress Will End Its Run

Everything changes. The beloved Broadway musical Waitress will close up shop at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on January 5, 2020, according to The Hollywood...

Waitress to End Broadway Run

The Sara Bareilles musical opened in 2016.

Adrienne Walker Returns as Nala in THE LION KING Tonight, July 16

Broadway's award-winning best musical THE LION KING will welcome back Adrienne Walker as Nala to the company, beginning performances Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at...

Back to the Future Musical Sets Additional Casting for 2020 World Premiere in U.K.

More casting has been announced for the highly anticipated Back to the Future musical. The previously announced tuner based on Robert Zemeckis' hit 1985 movie will...

Back to the Future Musical Finds Its George McFly, Mayor Goldie Wilson, and Lorraine Baines

The stage adaptation of the 1985 comedy will premiere in Manchester before a West End bow.