Thursday, November 21, 2019

NEWS

Betsy Dollinger signs consulting contract with Kevin McCollum’s Alchemation

Betsy Dollinger, a veteran Broadway marketer, has signed an exclusive consulting contract with producing company Alchemation. Founded by Kevin McCollum, Alchemation's projects include the upcoming "Six," "Mrs. Doubtfire," "The Devil Wears Prada," "The Notebook" and...

Music Theatre International acquires rights to ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’

Music Theatre International has acquired the worldwide licensing rights to the musical adaptation of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory." The musical features a score by Marc Shaiman, with lyrics by Shaiman and Scott Wittman and...

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, for which he received a Tony nomination. He previously appeared...

Evan Yionoulis elected executive board president of SDC

Evan Yionoulis has been elected executive board president of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. Yionoulis is an Obie Award-winning director, who was recently appointed the Richard Rodgers Director of the Drama Division of The...

‘Hadestown,’ ‘Harry Potter’ and more receive Grammy nominations

"Ain't Too Proud," "Hadestown," "Moulin Rouge!" "Oklahoma!" and the music of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child," composed by Imogen Heap, were nominated for Grammy Awards for Best Musical Theater Album, the Recording Academy...

‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ musical sets air date on Nickelodeon

The filmed performance of the "SpongeBob SquarePants" musical will air on Nickelodeon on Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. The broadcast, which brought together original cast members from the Broadway musical, will be simulcast on Nickelodeon,...

Anna Wintour partners with ‘Tina’ to host benefit

Anna Wintour will co-host a cocktail reception ahead of a performance of “Tina — The Tina Turner Musical” to benefit RAINN, an anti-sexual violence organization . The event, which includes some $500 ticket packages to...

Martin McDonagh’s ‘Hangmen’ will play Broadway this spring

Martin McDonagh’s “Hangmen” will transfer to Broadway this spring following Off-Broadway and West Ends runs.  Directed by Matthew Dunster, the play will begin previews at the Golden Theatre on Feb. 28, 2020, with an opening...

Mars Rucker injured during performance of ‘Tina’ on Broadway

Mars Rucker was injured during Thursday night's performance of "Tina: The Tina Turner Musical." Rucker, who plays Turner's sister Aline, suffered "superficial injuries" after stepping on a trap door, according to the production. They are...

Celebration of Hal Prince’s life to be held in December

A celebration of the late Hal Prince will be held Dec. 16 at the Majestic Theatre. The tribute, which will feature performances and speeches, is open to members of the theater community, as well as...