Monday, September 27, 2021

NEWS

‘Slave Play’ announces Broadway return this fall

"Slave Play" will return to Broadway this fall for an eight-week engagement.  The news, announced by playwright Jeremy O. Harris early Monday at a party for the production, followed a Tony Awards ceremony that shut...

‘Moulin Rouge,’ ‘The Inheritance’ top Tony Awards list

"Moulin Rouge!" swept the Tony Awards Sunday night, bringing home 10 trophies. The musical won awards for Best Musical, Best Direction of a Musical and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in...

Tony Awards delivers surprises and calls for change on Broadway

The Tony Awards ceremony Sunday gave several long-awaited awards to members of the theater community, while delivering a few surprises in the major categories.  Notably, the award for Best Play went to Matthew Lopez's "The...

‘Jagged Little Pill,’ Actors’ Equity to investigate cast member’s alleged mistreatment

“Jagged Little Pill” and Actors’ Equity are conducting separate, independent investigations into claims of mistreatment recently made public by a cast member. Nora Schell, an original cast member of “Jagged Little Pill,” posted an account...

‘Lackawanna Blues’ on Broadway cancels weekend performances after injury

The press opening night of “Lackawanna Blues” has been pushed two days after Ruben Santiago-Hudson suffered a back injury.  The Friday evening performance as well as the weekend performances of the one-man show have been...

‘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 pre-shutdown roles are James Snyder as Harry Potter, Diane Davis...

‘American Utopia,’ John Legend and ‘Ain’t Too Proud’ to perform on Tonys telecast

The Tony Awards special will feature performances by David Byrne and the cast of “American Utopia,” as well as by John Legend and the cast of “Ain’t Too Proud,” organizers announced Thursday.  The special, which...

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 Bareilles, who will play her last performance on Oct. 17....

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 was originated by Elizabeth Stanley. Stanley, who is currently on...

‘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 lead Caroline Thibodeaux, returning cast members include Caissie Levy as...