Saturday, December 14, 2019

‘Jagged Little Pill’ overflows with real-world storylines

With its jam-packed plot, the musical struggles to do the characters’ justice, writes Charles Isherwood.

Original Reports

‘Slave Play’ launches new program of patrons gifting tickets

“Slave Play” is formalizing a model of gifting tickets to attendees who may not otherwise be able to see the play.  The program, called Broadway...

‘Beetlejuice’ to end its run at the Winter Garden in June

"Beetlejuice" will play its final performance at the Winter Garden Theatre on June 6, 2020. The closing announcement comes after the Shubert Organization invoked a...

Jake Gyllenhaal on Jeremy O. Harris and ‘Slave Play’

In 2019, Jeremy O. Harris made his Broadway playwriting debut with "Slave Play" at the Golden Theatre. The work itself drove conversation on Broadway, and...

News

Caissie Levy, John Cariani and more join Broadway cast of ‘Caroline,...

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...

Views

Opinion: What people of color experience at the theater

“I’m running 10 minutes late, can you leave my ticket at the box office?” Who hasn’t received the exact same text message while waiting...

Opinion: ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ sticks to its Off-Broadway roots

For a typical producer, the phrase “somewhere that’s green” — to quote one of the best-known ballads from “Little Shop of Horrors” — refers...

Opinion: The best of the West End on Broadway this season

Never mind a land-based wall that Donald Trump may or may not erect with Mexico, or American trade tariffs being imposed on China; forget,...

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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...

‘Slave Play’ launches new program of patrons gifting tickets

“Slave Play” is formalizing a model of gifting tickets to attendees who may not otherwise be able to see the play.  The program, called Broadway...

‘Beetlejuice’ to end its run at the Winter Garden in June

"Beetlejuice" will play its final performance at the Winter Garden Theatre on June 6, 2020. The closing announcement comes after the Shubert Organization invoked a...

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...

Jake Gyllenhaal on Jeremy O. Harris and ‘Slave Play’

In 2019, Jeremy O. Harris made his Broadway playwriting debut with "Slave Play" at the Golden Theatre. The work itself drove conversation on Broadway, and...

‘The Lightning Thief’ releases two new albums

"The Lightning Thief" announced the release of two new albums Friday. The musical, which runs at the Longacre Theatre through Jan. 5, is re-releasing its...

Kids’ Night on Broadway announces 2020 shows

Participating shows have been announced for Kids’ Night on Broadway this winter.  The program, in which children ages 18 and under can attend participating Broadway...

Drama Desk Awards set ceremony date

This season's Drama Desk Awards will be held at The Town Hall on May 31, 2020. Nominations for the awards, which include Broadway, Off-Broadway and...

‘Waitress’ to hold Q&A event on Dec. 9

Cast members of "Waitress" will participate in a question-and-answer session following the performance on Dec. 9. The talkback will be moderated by SiriusXM host Julie...

‘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...

‘My Name is Lucy Barton’ moves up first preview date

"My Name is Lucy Barton" will begin Broadway previews earlier than expected, the production announced Tuesday. The solo play, starring Laura Linney, will now begin...

‘The Devil Wears Prada’ announces casting, new dates

Beth Leavel will play Miranda Priestly in the world premiere of "The Devil Wears Prada" musical. Leavel will play opposite Taylor Iman Jones, who takes...

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...

Deborah Hartnett promoted at Music Theatre International

Music Theatre International has promoted Deborah Hartnett to the position of senior vice president and general counsel.  Hartnett has served as the licensor's director of...

An updated ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ listens to feedback

The creative team for “Mrs. Doubtfire” has been accepting feedback on its subject matter as the musical makes its world premiere in Seattle.  Earlier reports...

Broadway News Feed

Danny Aiello, Oscar-Nominated Screen Star & Award-Winning Stage Alum, Dies at 86

Danny Aiello, a veteran actor of major motion pictures who made several notable appearances on the New York stage, died on December 12 at...

Broadway Veteran Danny Aiello Passes Away at 86

BroadwayWorld has just learned that stage and screen star Danny Aiello passed away yesterday, December 12, from a 'sudden illness.' He was 86 years...

Playwright William Luce Passes Away At Age 88

It was reported today that acclaimed playwright William Luce has passed away at age 88.

William Luce, Playwright, Dies at 88; Wrote ‘Belle of Amherst’

He specialized in one-character dramas, portraying luminaries like Emily Dickinson, John Barrymore, Lillian Hellman, Zelda Fitzgerald and Isak Dinesen.

Breaking: Caissie Levy, John Cariani, Chip Zien, Tamika Lawrence & More Join CAROLINE, OR CHANGE on Broadway

Caroline, or Change has found its Broadway cast Roundabout Theatre Company has just announced the cast joining Olivier Award winner Sharon D Clarke in...

Broadway’s ‘Caroline, Or Change’ Adds Caissie Levy, Chip Zien, Others To Cast

Frozen‘s Caissie Levy, The Band’s Visit‘s John Cariani and stage veteran Chip Zien will join the previously announced Sharon D. Clarke in the upcoming...

Caroline, or Change Revival Adds Caissie Levy, John Cariani & More to the Cast

Additional casting has been annonuced for the upcoming Broadway revival of the Tony-nominated musical Caroline, or Change. The previously announced production, directed by Michael...

Caissie Levy, John Cariani, Tamika Lawrence, and More Join Broadway’s Caroline, or Change

See who’s joining Sharon D. Clarke in the upcoming revival from Roundabout.

Harry Connick Jr.—A Celebration of Cole Porter Officially Opens on Broadway

Two-time Tony nominee Harry Connick Jr.'s new Broadway solo show Harry Connick Jr.—A Celebration of Cole Porter officially opens on December 12 at the...