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Life, death and the banalities in between

In ‘Sea Wall/A Life,’ Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge struggle to elevate the text, writes Charles Isherwood.

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Lyricist Sheldon Harnick on the lasting legacy of ‘Fiddler on the...

When developing “Fiddler on the Roof,” lyricist Sheldon Harnick and composer Jerry Bock worked separately, with Bock sending Harnick recorded melodies, or as he...

Creating the stage spectacular of ‘Moulin Rouge!’

Within the “Moulin Rouge!” musical universe, the film has left an indelible impact.  Many of the Broadway cast members idolized the film. Members of the...

‘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,...

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‘Slava’s Snowshow’ to play Broadway holiday engagement

“Slava’s Snowshow,” a holiday show featuring clowns, will play a holiday engagement at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre this season. The show, produced by David Carpenter,...

Nicki Hunter appointed MTC artistic producer

Nicki Hunter has been appointed artistic producer of Manhattan Theatre Club. In that role, Hunter will work with the theater company’s artistic team on season...

Carmen Cusack, Harry Hadden-Paton and Tony Yazbeck to star in ‘Flying...

Carmen Cusack, Harry Hadden-Paton and Tony Yazbeck will star in the new Broadway musical “Flying Over Sunset” this spring.  Presented by Lincoln Center Theater, the...

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Opinion: The indomitable legacy of Hal Prince

The Prince is dead, long live the King. Is that too glib? Perhaps, yet it is no overstatement. Hal Prince is gone, and with...

Opinion: Publicizing goats, puppets and Founding Fathers on Broadway

Some shows pose a greater challenge to a press agent than your run-of-the-mill Broadway musical or boulevard comedy. One might feature copulating puppets with...

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...

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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‘Caroline, or Change’ and ‘A Soldier’s Play’ will come to Broadway

Roundabout Theatre Company will bring a revival of “Caroline, or Change” and “A Soldier’s Play” to Broadway this season. The production of “Caroline, or Change”...

‘Soul Train’ musical eyes Broadway

Book writer Dominique Morriseau, choreographer Camille A. Brown and director Kamilah Forbes are teaming up to create a musical based on the television series...

‘The Lightning Thief’ will star Chris McCarrell and touring cast on Broadway

The full company of “The Lightning Thief” tour will come to Broadway with the production.  The musical stars Chris McCarrell as Percy Jackson, with Izzy...

Lyricist Sheldon Harnick on the lasting legacy of ‘Fiddler on the Roof’

When developing “Fiddler on the Roof,” lyricist Sheldon Harnick and composer Jerry Bock worked separately, with Bock sending Harnick recorded melodies, or as he...

‘The Inheritance’ announces Broadway cast

“The Inheritance” will transfer to Broadway with five of its London cast members. The two-part play, written by Matthew Lopez, will feature Andrew Burnap, John...

‘How I Learned to Drive’ will make its Broadway premiere this spring

Paula Vogel’s Pulitzer Prize-winning “How I Learned to Drive” will premiere on Broadway this spring.  The play, which had its world premiere at the Vineyard...

‘Hadestown’ announces 2020 national tour

“Hadestown” will launch a national tour beginning in the fall of 2020, the producers announced Tuesday.  Winner of the 2019 Tony Award for Best Musical,...

‘A Christmas Carol’ to play holiday run on Broadway

“A Christmas Carol” will transfer to Broadway this winter from the West End.  Written by Jack Thorne, the book writer of “Harry Potter and the...

‘Slave Play’ announces full Broadway cast

“Slave Play” will bring the majority of its Off-Broadway cast to Broadway this fall.  The Broadway cast will feature Paul Alexander Nolan, Ato Blankson-Wood, James...

‘Diana’ musical to play Broadway this spring

"Diana," a musical about the life of the late Lady Diana Spencer, is coming to Broadway this spring. The musical will play the Longacre Theatre...

‘The Great Society’ announces complete Broadway casting

“The Great Society” has announced complete casting for its Broadway run.  Newly announced cast members for the Robert Schenkkan play include Marchánt Davis as Stokely...

‘The Lightning Thief’ announces Broadway run

“The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical” will come to Broadway this fall.  The musical, which features a book by “Be More Chill” book writer...

‘Six’ plans production aboard Norwegian Cruise ships

Broadway-bound “Six” is expanding its empire to the sea.  The concert-style musical, about the wives of Henry VIII, will run aboard three of the Norwegian...

Priscilla Lopez, Thomas Sadoski and more to star in ‘Grand Horizons’ on Broadway

Bess Wohl’s “Grand Horizons” has announced principal casting for its Broadway run.  The play, which had its world premiere at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in...

‘The Illusionists’ return to Broadway this winter

“The Illusionists — Magic of the Holidays” will return to Broadway for the fifth time this winter.  The holiday-themed show, featuring seven illusionists with varying specialties,...
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Broadway News Feed

Full Casting Announced For THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL On Tour

Full casting has been announcedfor the upcoming North American Tour of Nickelodeon's THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL.

Dan’yelle Williamson, Alex Hairston, Olivia Elease Hardy Star in SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL on Tour

Full casting has been announced for the North American Tour of SUMMER The Donna Summer Musical.

Industry Roundup: Drama League Names Co-CEO, Plus New Hires at Manhattan Theatre Club and More

See who has recently joined the team at major U.S. and international theatre institutions.

Jonah Hoʻokano & Korie Lee Blossey Will Lead the National Tour of Disney’s Aladdin

Proud of these boys! Jonah Hoʻokano and Korie Lee Blossey will join the national tour of Disney's Aladdin, playing the title role and Genie,...

Major Attaway and Clinton Greenspan Join Broadway Company of ALADDIN; Plus New Tour Casting Announced!

Disney's Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical, will welcome new stars to both the Broadway and North American tour casts.

A New Musical About Harry Houdini Is in the Works

Producer Karl Sydow and director Federico Bellone eye a 2021 world premiere in Detroit, where the illusionist performed his final stunt.

Clinton Greenspan Is the Next Title Star of Broadway’s Aladdin; Major Attaway Will Return as Genie

Meanwhile, the tour of the musical will welcome Jonah Ho’okano to the title role and Korie Lee Blossey as the Genie.

Clinton Greenspan to Make Broadway Debut in Title Role of Aladdin

Aladdin tour star Clinton Greenspan will take a magic carpet ride to Broadway next month, reprising his celebrated turn in the musical's title role...

The SpongeBob Musical National Tour Finds Its Cast of Bikini Bottom Residents

The traveling production will launch in September in Schenectady, New York.