Friday, May 20, 2022

Casting

Jennifer Holliday will return to ‘Chicago’ on Broadway

Jennifer Holliday will play the role of Matron “Mama” Morton in “Chicago” starting June 9, producers announced Friday. Having previously played the role in the...

Emma Pittman to play Roxie Hart in Broadway’s ‘Chicago’

Emma Pittman will make her Broadway debut as Roxie Hart in "Chicago" next month. She takes on the role for a two-week engagement beginning June...

Becky Gulsvig temporarily joins Broadway’s ‘Come From Away’

Becky Gulsvig is temporarily taking over for Rachel Tucker in the Broadway production of "Come From Away." It was confirmed to Broadway News that Tucker,...

‘Wicked’ announces new Broadway company members

"Wicked" will welcome a handful of new principal cast members this May. Beginning May 24, three members of the musical's national tour will join the...

Jordan Donica and others to join Broadway’s ‘The Phantom of the Opera’

Jordan Donica is set to return to "The Phantom of the Opera" as Raoul on May 29 while current cast member John Riddle takes...

Manoel Felciano will join Broadway cast of ‘Dear Evan Hansen’

Manoel Felciano will take over the role of Larry Murphy in “Dear Evan Hansen" starting April 30. Ivan Hernandez, currently in the role, will play...

André De Shields announces final Broadway performance in ‘Hadestown’

André De Shields will play his final performance in "Hadestown" on May 29, the production said Monday.  De Shields played the role of Hermes in...

Ashley Loren, Derek Klena and more to lead ‘Moulin Rouge!’ on Broadway

Ashley Loren, Derek Klena, Declan Bennett and Caleb Marshall-Villarreal will step into lead roles in the Broadway company of “Moulin Rouge!” when the production’s...

Katie Webber to play Rhonda in Broadway’s ‘Tina – The Tina Turner Musical’

Katie Webber will take over the role of Rhonda, Tina Turner’s manager and friend, in the Broadway company of “Tina” starting April 12. She assumes...

‘KPOP’ announces Broadway cast

K-pop artists ​​Bo Hyung Kim, Min Young Lee and Kevin Woo will join Luna in the Broadway cast of “KPOP.” The cast, announced Monday, includes...

‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ announces full cast for musical’s Broadway return

The two younger siblings in "Mrs. Doubtfire" will be played by new cast members when the musical returns to Broadway this April.  The role of...

‘The Kite Runner’ announces cast for Broadway run this summer

Amir Arison and Faran Tahir will star in the stage adaptation of “The Kite Runner” due to play Broadway’s Hayes Theater this summer, producers...

Steve Haggard, Angela Reed take over leading roles in Broadway’s ‘Harry Potter and...

Angela Reed will take over the role of Ginny Potter in "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child," producers announced Monday. Reed joins Steve Haggard, who...

Aaron Tveit, Natalie Mendoza and more to depart Broadway’s ‘Moulin Rouge!’

Aaron Tveit, Natalie Mendoza, Tam Mutu and Ricky Rojas will play their final performance in “Moulin Rouge!” on May 8, producers Carmen Pavlovic and...

Jewelle Blackman to play Persephone in Broadway’s ‘Hadestown’

Jewelle Blackman will take over the role of Persephone in "Hadestown" starting April 5, producers announced Friday.  Blackman currently plays one of the Fates and...

Gene Weygandt to join Broadway cast of ‘Come From Away’

Gene Weygandt will assume the role of ‘Claude & others’ in “Come From Away” on Broadway starting March 22, the production announced Tuesday. Weygandt joins...

Keri René Fuller and Hana Stewart join Broadway cast of ‘Six’

Keri René Fuller will temporarily take over the role of Jane Seymour in "Six," producers announced Tuesday. Fuller takes over the role from Abby Mueller,...

Pamela Anderson to make Broadway debut in ‘Chicago’

Pamela Anderson will make her Broadway debut in "Chicago" this spring.  The former "Baywatch" star will play Roxie Hart from April 12 through June 5.  “Playing...

Joy Woods to join Broadway cast of ‘Six’

Joy Woods will make her Broadway debut as Catherine Parr when she joins the cast of “Six” in March, producers said Monday. Woods takes over...

‘for colored girls…’ announces full Broadway cast and creative team

Amara Granderson, Tendayi Kuumba, Kenita R. Miller, Okwui Okpokwasili, Stacey Sargeant, Alexandria Wailes and D. Woods have been cast in the upcoming Broadway revival...

‘The Skin of Our Teeth’ announces full cast for Broadway run

Lincoln Center Theater’s revival of “The Skin of Our Teeth” will play its first preview on April 1, one day later than previously scheduled. The...

Lana Gordon to take over as Persephone in Broadway’s ‘Hadestown’

Lana Gordon will assume the role of Persephone full time in “Hadestown,” producers Mara Isaacs, Dale Franzen, Hunter Arnold and Tom Kirdahy said Wednesday. Gordon,...

‘Paradise Square’ announces full Broadway cast, starts rehearsals

"Paradise Square" began rehearsals Monday, ahead of a scheduled Broadway run starting this March. Joaquina Kalukango and Chilina Kennedy lead the cast, most of whom...

Complete cast announced for ‘Macbeth’ on Broadway

Amber Gray will play Banquo in “Macbeth” on Broadway this spring, producers announced Monday. Gray, an original cast member of "Hadestown," joins previously announced Daniel...

Elizabeth Teeter joins ‘Beetlejuice’ alongside original Broadway cast members

Elizabeth Teeter will take on the role of Lydia when "Beetlejuice" returns to Broadway this spring. Teeter, who recently led the Off-Broadway musical "The Secret...

Alex Brightman to star in return of ‘Beetlejuice’ on Broadway

Alex Brightman will return to the title role in "Beetlejuice" this spring.  Brightman originated the role of Beetlejuice, which he played during the musical's first...

‘Plaza Suite’ announces complete Broadway cast

"Plaza Suite" announced the complete Broadway cast Monday for its run this spring.  The play, starring Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick, will feature returning...

‘Funny Girl’ announces complete Broadway cast

Martin Moran, Peter Francis James, Ephie Aardema, Toni DiBuono and Debra Cardona have joined the Broadway cast of “Funny Girl,” producers announced Monday. They join...

Jessica Lee Goldyn to take over as Nini in ‘Moulin Rouge!’ on Broadway

Jessica Lee Goldyn will play the role of Nini in "Moulin Rouge!" starting Feb. 22, producers Carmen Pavlovic and Bill Damaschke said Thursday. Goldyn takes...

Sharon Sachs to play Madame Morrible in ‘Wicked’ on Broadway

Sharon Sachs will join the Broadway company of “Wicked” as Madame Morrible starting Feb. 14, producers announced Wednesday. Sachs takes over the role from Alexandra...

NaTasha Yvette Williams to join ‘Tina’ on Broadway

NaTasha Yvette Williams will assume the role of Zelma in “Tina” starting Feb. 4, producers announced Monday. Williams takes over the role of Zelma, who...

Jaquel Spivey to star in ‘A Strange Loop’ on Broadway

Jaquel Spivey will make his Broadway debut as Usher in "A Strange Loop" this spring.  Spivey comes to Broadway after playing Usher in the show's...

‘Birthday Candles’ sets complete cast for Broadway run this spring

John Earl Jelks will join the Broadway cast of “Birthday Candles,” starring alongside Debra Messing, Roundabout Theatre Company said Thursday. Enrico Colantoni, Crystal Finn, Susannah...

Nick Rashad Burroughs to play Ike Turner in ‘Tina’ on Broadway

Nick Rashad Burroughs will take over the role of Ike in the Broadway company of “Tina," producers announced Monday. Currently in the musical’s ensemble, Burroughs...

Charlotte d’Amboise returns to ‘Chicago’ on Broadway

Charlotte d’Amboise will return to the role of Roxie Hart in the Broadway production of “Chicago” starting Monday, producers Barry and Fran Weissler announced. D’Amboise...

James Monroe Iglehart to play Billy Flynn in ‘Chicago’ on Broadway

James Monroe Iglehart will join the Broadway company of “Chicago” as Billy Flynn, producers Barry and Fran Weissler announced Tuesday. Iglehart steps into the show...

Baize Buzan to play Scout Finch in ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ on Broadway

Baize Buzan will rejoin the Broadway company of “To Kill a Mockingbird” in the role of Scout Finch starting Jan. 5, producer Barry Diller...

‘Thoughts of a Colored Man’ announces new Broadway cast members

Kadeem Ali Harris, Reynaldo Piniella and Christian Thompson will join the cast of “Thoughts of a Colored Man” on Jan. 4, 2022, producers announced...

Emilie Kouatchou to take over as Christine in ‘Phantom of the Opera’ on Broadway

Emilie Kouatchou, Broadway’s current Christine alternate in “The Phantom of the Opera,” will step into the role full-time next year, composer Andrew Lloyd Webber...

Eric Anderson to replace Danny Burstein in “Moulin Rouge!” on Broadway

Eric Anderson will take over the role of Harold Zidler in the Broadway company of “Moulin Rouge!” starting Jan. 18, 2022, producers announced Thursday. He...

Brittney Johnson makes history as first Black actress to play Glinda in ‘Wicked’

Brittney Johnson will become the first Black actress to assume the role of Glinda in any “Wicked” company when she takes over the part...

Broadway’s ‘Chicago’ leads extend runs

Ana Villafañe, Bianca Marroquín and Lillias White have extended their runs in “Chicago,” producers Barry and Fran Weissler announced Monday. Villafañe and Marroquín will continue...

‘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,...