Sunday, November 28, 2021

Casting

‘Slave Play’ announces complete Broadway casting, first Black Out performance date

Devin Kawaoka and Jonathan Chad Higginbotham will join the cast of Jeremy O. Harris’ “Slave Play”, producers announced Tuesday. They join returning cast members Ato...

‘Skeleton Crew’ announces complete Broadway cast

Joshua Boone will join the previously announced Broadway cast of Dominique Morisseau's "Skeleton Crew," Manhattan Theatre Club announced Monday. Boone, who previously appeared in "Network"...

Joshua Henry and Tyrone Davis, Jr. to join Broadway cast of ‘Waitress’

Joshua Henry and Tyrone Davis, Jr. will join the company of “Waitress” starting Nov. 29, producers announced Monday. Henry will take over the role of...

Greg Kinnear to play Atticus Finch in ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ on Broadway

Greg Kinnear will take over the starring role of Atticus Finch in “To Kill a Mockingbird” on Jan. 5, producer Barry Diller announced Wednesday. He...

Ciara Renée will play Jenna in ‘Waitress’ on Broadway

Ciara Renée will take over the lead role of Jenna in “Waitress,” the musical announced Tuesday.  Renée, who previously starred as Elsa in “Frozen” and...

‘The Music Man’ announces complete Broadway cast

"The Music Man" announced its complete Broadway cast Thursday, including new members Rema Webb as Mrs. Squires, Phillip Boykin as Olin Britt and Linda...

‘Diana’ announces complete cast for Broadway return

Alex Hairston, Libby Lloyd, Anthony Murphy, Kristen Faith Oei and Michael Williams will join the cast of “Diana” for its return to Broadway next...

Adi Roy takes over from Antonio Cipriano as ‘Jagged Little Pill’ returns to Broadway

Adi Roy will make his Broadway debut as Phoenix when “Jagged Little Pill” resumes performances Thursday with a reworked script. Roy takes over the role...

‘Flying Over Sunset’ announces new cast members for Broadway run

Nehal Joshi and Kanisha Marie Feliciano have joined the cast of Lincoln Center Theater's "Flying Over Sunset." Joshi and Feliciano join previously confirmed leads Carmen...

‘Schitt’s Creek’ lead Noah Reid joins Broadway cast of ‘The Minutes’

"Schitt's Creek" star Noah Reid will join the cast of "The Minutes" when the play returns to Broadway this spring.  Reid joins returning cast members...

Nik Dodani, Ben Thompson to join Broadway cast of ‘Waitress’

Nik Dodani will take over the role of Ogie in “Waitress” on Broadway.  Dodani, who recently appeared as Jared in the “Dear Evan Hansen” film,...

Lana Gordon to join Broadway’s ‘Hadestown’ as alternate Persephone

Lana Gordon will join the Broadway cast of “Hadestown” as the alternate Persephone starting Oct. 11, lead producer Mara Isaacs announced Wednesday. The change is...

Ramin Karimloo, Jane Lynch to star in ‘Funny Girl’ on Broadway

Ramin Karimloo and Jane Lynch will star in the Broadway revival of "Funny Girl" alongside Beanie Feldstein.  Karimloo, who has previously appeared in "Les Misérables"...

‘Skeleton Crew’ announces additional casting for Broadway run

Manhattan Theatre Club announced additional cast members joining Phylicia Rashad in “Skeleton Crew” on Broadway. The cast will include Chanté Adams, who will make her...

‘Girl From the North Country’ announces complete cast for Broadway return

The producers of “Girl From the North Country” have announced the full cast for its return to Broadway. Returning to the cast are Todd Almond,...

Full Broadway cast announced for ‘Trouble in Mind’

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced the full cast starring alongside LaChanze in the Broadway production of "Trouble in Mind."  Michael Zegen ("The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel")...

‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ announces cast for Broadway return

Producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender have announced the complete cast for the Broadway return of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child." Returning to their...

Jennifer Nettles to take on lead role in ‘Waitress’ on Broadway

Jennifer Nettles will take over the lead role of Jenna in “Waitress” starting in October, producers announced Thursday.  She takes over the role from Sara...

Heidi Blickenstaff, Morgan Dudley join Broadway cast of ‘Jagged Little Pill’

Heidi Blickenstaff will join the Broadway cast of “Jagged Little Pill,” producers announced Thursday.  Blickenstaff will play the lead role of Mary Jane Healy, which...

‘Caroline, or Change’ announces complete Broadway cast

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced the complete Broadway cast for “Caroline, or Change.”  In addition to Sharon D. Clarke, who is reprising her role as...

Esau Pritchett joins Broadway cast of ‘Thoughts of a Colored Man’

Esau Pritchett has joined the cast of "Thoughts of a Colored Man," replacing originally announced cast member Keith David. David has departed the production due...

‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ announces complete cast for Broadway return

“Mrs. Doubtfire” began rehearsals Monday for its return to Broadway. The cast for the musical’s return features Rob McClure in the lead role as Daniel...

‘Dear Evan Hansen’ announces casts for Broadway and North American tour productions

Jordan Fisher will be accompanied by the rest of the pre-shutdown cast when “Dear Evan Hansen” reopens at the Music Box Theatre on Dec....

‘The Phantom of the Opera’ announces cast for Broadway return

Almost the entire pre-pandemic company of “The Phantom of the Opera” will return to the musical when it resumes performances at the Majestic Theatre...

Nkeki Obi-Melekwe to star in ‘Tina’ on Broadway beginning Nov. 2

Nkeki Obi-Melekwe will take over the title role of “Tina” full-time on Nov. 2. Adrienne Warren, who was previously announced to be returning to...

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ announces complete cast for Broadway return

“To Kill a Mockingbird” has announced the complete Broadway cast joining Jeff Daniels and Celia Keenan-Bolger. In addition to Daniels and Keenan-Bolger, who are returning...

‘Aint Too Proud’ announces complete cast for Broadway return

Full casting for the Broadway return of “Ain’t Too Proud” was announced Wednesday. Returning to their roles as The Temptations are Nik Walker as Otis...

‘Chicago’ announces Paulo Szot as Billy Flynn for Broadway return

Paulo Szot will fill the role of Billy Flynn in “Chicago” when the musical returns to Broadway next month, producers Barry and Fran Weissler...

‘Chicago’ announces casting for Broadway return

Ana Villafañe, Bianca Marroquín, Lillias White, Raymond Bokhour and Ryan Lowe will lead the cast of “Chicago” for its reopening this fall, producers Barry...

Lin-Manuel Miranda and the Telsey Office launch casting fellowship program

The Telsey Office and Lin-Manuel Miranda and family have partnered to launch a casting fellowship program for underrepresented artists.  The Telsey Office Miranda Casting Fellowship...

‘MJ’ announces complete casting for Broadway run

“MJ” has announced the complete Broadway cast joining Myles Frost.  In addition to Frost, who plays Michael Jackson, the cast includes Quentin Earl Darrington as...

Reeve Carney, Eva Noblezada to return to ‘Hadestown’ on Broadway

"Hadestown" has announced its returning Broadway cast, including stars Reeve Carney as Orpheus and Eva Noblezada as Eurydice. Amber Gray will return as Persephone and...

Daniel J. Watts to return to ‘Tina’ opposite Adrienne Warren

Daniel J. Watts will return to "Tina" as Ike Turner, starring opposite Adrienne Warren.  In addition to Watts and Warren, who will be returning to...

‘Waitress’ announces Broadway cast joining Sara Bareilles

"Waitress" has announced casting for the musical's return engagement starring Sara Bareilles. In addition to Bareilles, the musical will star Drew Gehling as Dr. Pomatter,...

Natalie Mendoza to take over role of Satine in ‘Moulin Rouge!’ on Broadway

Australian actor Natalie Mendoza will play Satine in “Moulin Rouge!” when the production returns to Broadway this fall.  Mendoza, who played China Doll in the...

‘Hamilton’ announces cast for Broadway reopening

Miguel Cervantes will return to star in “Hamilton” on Broadway this fall.  Cervantes will star opposite Jin Ha as Aaron Burr, Krystal Joy Brown as...

The original Broadway cast of ‘Six’ will return with the production

The original Broadway cast of "Six" will return to the production this fall.  The cast features Adrianna Hicks as Catherine of Aragon, Andrea Macasaet as...

Adrienne Warren to return to ‘Tina’ on Broadway

Adrienne Warren will return to "Tina" in the title role this fall.  Warren, who is nominated for a Tony Award for her portrayal, will return...

‘Chicken & Biscuits’ announces full Broadway cast

“Chicken & Biscuits” has announced the full cast for its upcoming Broadway run.  New cast members include NaTasha Yvette Williams (“Waitress”) and Cleo King (“Mike...

Uzo Aduba, Ron Cephas Jones to star in ‘Clyde’s’ on Broadway

Emmy Award winners Uzo Aduba and Ron Cephas Jones have been cast in the Broadway premiere of "Clyde's."  The Lynn Nottage play will also feature...

LaChanze will star in ‘Trouble in Mind’ on Broadway this fall

LaChanze will star in Roundabout Theatre Company's production of "Trouble in Mind" this fall.  The play, written by Alice Childress and directed by Charles Randolph-Wright,...

Ephraim Sykes to depart ‘MJ,’ Myles Frost announced as new Broadway lead

Myles Frost will star as the lead role in “MJ,” rather than the previously announced Ephraim Sykes, the production said Tuesday.  Sykes, who was announced...

Phylicia Rashad to star in ‘Skeleton Crew’ on Broadway

Phylicia Rashad will star in the Broadway premiere of Dominique Morisseau’s “Skeleton Crew,” the Manhattan Theatre Club announced Monday.  The play, which will be directed...

Jordan Fisher will return as lead in ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ on Broadway

Jordan Fisher will return as the lead in “Dear Evan Hansen” when it resumes performance Dec. 11.  Fisher made the announcement Tuesday during an appearance...

‘Thoughts of a Colored Man’ announces complete Broadway casting, opening date

"Thoughts of a Colored Man" has announced complete casting and a first preview date of Oct. 1.  The new play, written by Keenan Scott II...

Karen Olivo says she will not return to Broadway’s ‘Moulin Rouge!’ in wake of...

Actor Karen Olivo, who is currently Tony-nominated for playing Satine in 'Moulin Rouge!', said she will not be returning to the production when it...

Armie Hammer withdraws from the Broadway cast of ‘The Minutes’

Armie Hammer has withdrawn from his role in the Broadway production of "The Minutes."  The departure, announced Friday, comes as the actor faces allegations of...

Calleri Casting undergoes name change

Calleri Casting is renaming the casting office Calleri Jensen Davis.  The name now reflects the contributions of the three company partners, James Calleri, Erica Jensen...

Stewart/Whitley hires new assistants as casting office looks to Broadway reopening

Stewart/Whitley has hired two new casting assistants, as the office works toward its diversity and inclusion goals and looks to Broadway reopening.  The casting office...

‘KPOP’ moves casting search online ahead of planned Broadway run

The producers of "KPOP" have moved their casting search online as they prepare for a Broadway run next season. The musical, originally seen Off-Broadway with...

How casting directors are coping with the theater shutdown

As theaters on Broadway and elsewhere remain dark, Broadway casting directors are continuing to work in the hopes that the shows will eventually go...

Presley Ryan to take over the role of Lydia in ‘Beetlejuice’ for the next...

Presley Ryan will take over the lead role of Lydia in "Beetlejuice" for the next month, the production announced Wednesday. Ryan had been an understudy...

Greg Kinnear to take over the role of Atticus Finch in ‘To Kill a...

Greg Kinnear will take over the role of Atticus Finch in "To Kill a Mockingbird" on Broadway this spring, the production confirmed Tuesday. This is...

Sophia Anne Caruso departs Broadway cast of ‘Beetlejuice’

Sophia Anne Caruso, who originated the role of Lydia in "Beetlejuice," is no longer in the Broadway musical. The lead played her final performance at...

Nik Walker, Matt Manuel join Broadway cast of ‘Ain’t Too Proud’

Nik Walker will take over the role of Otis Williams and Matt Manuel will take over the role of David Ruffin in “Ain’t Too...

Johanna Day and more join Broadway cast of ‘How I Learned to Drive’

Manhattan Theatre Club’s “How I Learned to Drive” announced Friday that Johanna Day, Alyssa May Gold and Chris Myers will join the production, completing...

Gus Halper joins Broadway cast of ‘Sing Street’

Gus Halper will move to Broadway with the cast of “Sing Street.” Halper originated the role of Brendan, the brother of main character, Conor, in...

‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ announces complete Broadway cast

The Broadway production of “Mrs. Doubtfire” has announced its complete cast. The newly announced members include Cameron Adams, Akilah Ayanna, Calvin L. Cooper, Kaleigh Cronin,...

Lindsay Pearce to make Broadway debut as Elphaba

Lindsay Pearce will make her Broadway debut in the role of Elphaba in “Wicked” in late February.  Pearce will assume the role from Hannah Corneau,...

‘Hangmen’ announces complete Broadway casting

"Hangmen" has announced complete casting for its upcoming Broadway run. Newly announced cast members include Jeremy Crutchley as Inspector Fry, Josh Goulding as Hennessy and...

Sabrina Carpenter to play Cady in ‘Mean Girls’ on Broadway

Sabrina Carpenter, who starred in the television series "Girl Meets World," will make her Broadway debut as Cady Heron in "Mean Girls." Carpenter will join...

‘Aladdin’ announces new principal cast members on Broadway

Ainsley Melham, who starred in the original Australian production of “Aladdin,” will take over the title role on Broadway.  Melham, who made his Broadway debut...

Laura Leigh Turner to make Broadway debut in ‘Mean Girls’

Laura Leigh Turner will make her Broadway debut as Karen Smith in “Mean Girls” beginning March 10, the production announced Monday on Instagram. Turner, originally...

Olivia Kaufmann and Chad Burris to join Broadway cast of ‘Mean Girls’

Barrett Wilbert Weed will depart the Broadway cast of “Mean Girls” on March 8. She joins fellow original cast members Grey Henson and Kate...

‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ announces new Broadway cast

“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” announced Monday the complete cast for the production’s third year on Broadway. Paul Thornley, who played Ron Weasley in...

Grey Henson to depart Broadway’s ‘Mean Girls’

Grey Henson has set a March 8 departure date from the Broadway cast of “Mean Girls.” Henson originated the role of Damian Hubbard, first playing...

Kate Rockwell to depart the Broadway cast of ‘Mean Girls’

Kate Rockwell, who originated the role of Karen Smith in the “Mean Girls” musical, will play her final performance in the Broadway show on...

‘Almost Famous’ posts Broadway audition notice

“Almost Famous” has posted an audition notice for a planned run in fall 2020 at a Broadway theater.  The musical, which features a book by...

‘Caroline, or Change’ announces complete Broadway cast

“Caroline, or Change” has announced its complete Broadway cast.  Joy Hermalyn is joining the cast as Grandma Gellman, alongside Kevin S. McAllister as Bus/Dryer, N’Kenge...

Rachel Tucker to join the Broadway cast of ‘Come From Away’

Rachel Tucker will be joining the Broadway cast of “Come From Away” as Captain Beverly Bass and others, the actor announced on Instagram Wednesday.  Tucker,...

Matt McGrath joins cast of ‘Girl from the North Country’

Matt McGrath has joined the cast of "Girl from the North Country," replacing the originally announced cast member David Pittu. McGrath will take over the...

‘Plaza Suite’ announces complete Broadway cast

"Plaza Suite" has announced the complete cast for its Broadway run this spring as well as its preceding Boston run. In addition to the previously...

Erika Henningsen and more join Broadway cast of ‘Flying Over Sunset’

Erika Henningsen, who currently stars as Cady Heron in "Mean Girls," is joining the cast of "Flying Over Sunset." In addition to Henningsen, the newly...

Ciara Renée to star as Elsa in ‘Frozen’ opposite McKenzie Kurtz

Ciara Renée will take over the role of Elsa in “Frozen,” starring opposite McKenzie Kurtz, who will make her Broadway debut in the role...

‘Diana’ announces complete Broadway cast

"Diana" has announced complete casting for its Broadway run this spring. The complete cast for the musical includes Tessa Alves, Zach Adkins, Ashley Andrews, Austen...

Additional cast announced for Michael Jackson musical

"MJ," the Michael Jackson musical, has announced complete casting for its Broadway run. In addition to the previously announced Ephraim Sykes, playing Jackson, the cast...

Andre Braugher, Enrico Colantoni join Broadway cast of ‘Birthday Candles’

Andre Braugher and Enrico Colantoni will star alongside Debra Messing in “Birthday Candles” on Broadway.  In addition to Braugher and Colantoni, the complete cast includes...

‘MJ’ musical to host nationwide casting search

"MJ," the Michael Jackson musical, is hosting nationwide auditions to cast a young Michael Jackson and an understudy for star Ephraim Sykes. The production will...

Tyler Lansing Weaks, Eduardo Ramos join cast of ‘Take Me Out’

Tyler Lansing Weaks and Eduardo Ramos are joining the cast of "Take Me Out" after the departure of two previously announced cast members. Weaks and...

Cameron Dallas joins cast of ‘Mean Girls’ on Broadway

Cameron Dallas, a social media star and singer, will step into the role of Aaron Samuels in “Mean Girls” on Broadway.  Dallas takes over for...

Paulo Szot to join the Broadway cast of ‘Chicago’

Paulo Szot, an opera star and Tony Award winner for "South Pacific," will join the cast of "Chicago." Szot begins in the role of Billy...

David Jeffery to play Connor Murphy in ‘Dear Evan Hansen’

David Jeffery will take over the role of Connor Murphy in the Broadway cast of "Dear Evan Hansen." Jeffery, who was part of the Toronto...

Caissie Levy, John Cariani and more join Broadway cast of ‘Caroline, or Change’

Caissie Levy, John Cariani, Chip Zien and more are joining the Broadway company of “Caroline, or Change.”  They join the previously announced Sharon D. Clarke,...

Catherine Brunell takes over for Jennifer Simard in ‘Mean Girls’

Catherine Brunell is joining the cast of "Mean Girls" to play the roles of Mrs. Heron/Ms. Norbury/Mrs. George. Brunell takes over the role from Jennifer...

Rashidra Scott joins Broadway cast of ‘Company’

Rashidra Scott will play the role of Susan in the upcoming revival of "Company." Scott will play opposite Greg Hildreth as Peter. She comes to...

Austin Durant to step in for Danny Burstein in ‘Moulin Rouge!’

Austin Durant will fill in for Danny Burstein in "Moulin Rouge!" as Burstein takes a six-week medical leave of absence to repair a torn...

Tony Goldwyn to join the cast of ‘The Inheritance’

Tony Goldwyn will take over John Benjamin Hickey's role in "The Inheritance" for four months. Goldwyn will step into the role of Henry Wilcox on...

‘Hangmen’ announces Broadway cast

“Hangmen” has announced casting for its Broadway run this spring.  Mark Addy, Owen Campbell, Gaby French, Richard Hollis and John Horton will all reprise their...

Jordan Fisher will play Evan Hansen on Broadway

Jordan Fisher will be the next Evan Hansen on Broadway.  Fisher will succeed Andrew Barth Feldman, who plays his final performance on Jan. 26. He...

Ephraim Sykes to play Michael Jackson in the Broadway musical

Ephraim Sykes will play Michael Jackson in the upcoming "MJ" musical on Broadway. Sykes is currently playing David Ruffin in "Ain't Too Proud" on Broadway,...

‘Take Me Out’ announces complete Broadway casting

"Take Me Out" has announced the complete cast for the Broadway run this spring. Joining the previously announced Patrick J. Adams, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Jesse Williams are...

Ben McKenzie joins Broadway cast of ‘Grand Horizons’

Ben McKenzie, a star of the television series “The O.C.,” will complete the cast of “Grand Horizons” on Broadway.  McKenzie joins the previously announced cast...

‘A Soldier’s Play’ announces complete casting

“A Soldier’s Play” has announced complete casting for its Broadway run this season.  In addition to the previously announced leads, David Alan Grier and Blair...

Tracy Letts to star alongside Jessie Mueller, Armie Hammer in ‘The Minutes’

Tracy Letts will star in his play “The Minutes” on Broadway this season.  Letts, who penned the new play, will star alongside Jessie Mueller, Armie...

Austin Scott joins cast of ‘Girl from the North Country’ on Broadway

Austin Scott, currently playing the title role in "Hamilton" on Broadway, will join the cast of "Girl from the North Country" this winter. Scott will...

Patrick J. Adams will join the Broadway cast of ‘Take Me Out’

Patrick J. Adams, star of the television show “Suits,” will join the cast of “Take Me Out,” alongside Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Jesse Williams.  The...

Katharine McPhee will return to ‘Waitress’ for its final weeks on Broadway

Katharine McPhee will return as Jenna in “Waitress” for the final weeks of the Broadway run.  McPhee made her Broadway debut in “Waitress” in April...

Emily Walton will join the Broadway cast of ‘Come From Away’

Alex Finke, who has been playing Janice and others in the Broadway company of “Come From Away,” will depart the musical on Nov. 10,...

‘Slava’s Snowshow’ announces Broadway cast

"Slava's Snowshow" has announced the cast for its Broadway run. The show will star the eponymous Slava Polunin, creator of the show, alongside a series...

Darren Criss joins cast of ‘American Buffalo’ on Broadway

Darren Criss will join the cast of "American Buffalo" on Broadway this spring. The actor, an Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award winner for his...