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The Band's Visit, David Yazbek & Itamar Moses' Award-Winning Musical, Will Play Broadway

The Band's Visit, David Yazbek & Itamar Moses' Award-Winning Musical, Will Play Broadway

The Band’s Visit, the new musical that has been showered with awards since its extended off-Broadway run with the Atlantic Theater Company, will play Broadway’s Barrymore Theatre this fall; tickets are now on sale. Previews will begin on October 7 with an opening night scheduled for November 9. 

With a book by Itamar Moses (The Fortress of Solitude, Completeness) and ...

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Here We Go Again! Mamma Mia! Movie Sequel with Original Cast Set for 2018

Here We Go Again! Mamma Mia! Movie Sequel with Original Cast Set for 2018

Universal Pictures announced today the July 2018 release of Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!, a sequel to the hit film adaptation of the Broadway musical. The film’s original cast is expected to return with new additions joining them.

The film will feature a soundtrack full of ABBA songs not featured in the first film, along with some reprised favorites ...

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Come From Away to Kick Off National Tour in Seattle

Come From Away to Kick Off National Tour in Seattle

The Tony-nominated musical Come From Away will begin its national tour at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre in October 2018, with an exact first-performance date to be announced. Additional U.S. touring stops will be set at a later date. A third production of Come From Away has also been announced to play Toronto’s Royal Alexandra Theatre beginning on February 13 ...

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Dear Evan Hansen Leads Winners of Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards, Falsettos, Bette Midler Also Take Top Prizes

Dear Evan Hansen Leads Winners of Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards, Falsettos, Bette Midler Also Take Top Prizes

Each year since 2000, Broadway.com has asked our readers to pick their favorites of the season in our annual Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards. The 2017 results are in! After receiving nine Tony Award nominations, Dear Evan Hansen has topped the Broadway.com Audience Choice Award wins with eight. Other big winners included the Broadway revival of Falsettos and Hello, Dolly ...

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King Kong Musical Will Stomp onto Broadway in 2018

King Kong Musical Will Stomp onto Broadway in 2018

It's official! The long-gestating musical adaptation of King Kong will open at the Broadway Theatre in the fall of 2018. Set to feature a score composed and produced by Marius de Vries, songs by Eddie Perfect, and direction and choreography by Drew McOnie, the musical will include a book by Jack Thorne, whose London hit Harry Potter and the Cursed ...

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For Forever! Tony-Nominated Musical Dear Evan Hansen Will Launch National Tour

For Forever! Tony-Nominated Musical Dear Evan Hansen Will Launch National Tour

The new Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen will launch a national tour beginning in October 2018. The touring production of the hit Tony-nominated musical will kick off at Denver's Buell Theatre, before continuing to cities all across the country. The show was nominated for nine 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and 18 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards. Exact dates and ...

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Wicked & War Paint Producer David Stone & More Receive 2017 League Awards for Touring Broadway

Wicked & War Paint Producer David Stone & More Receive 2017 League Awards for Touring Broadway

The annual Broadway League Awards, honoring excellence and achievement for Touring Broadway, were announced on May 17 during the Broadway League’s 2017 Spring Road Conference. Producer David Stone received the Distinguished Lifetime Service Award. First presented in 1992, the Broadway League Awards recognize the contributions of those who have displayed exemplary service to the Broadway industry and are considered innovators ...

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Rent to Air on Fox as a Live Musical Event

Rent to Air on Fox as a Live Musical Event

December 24, 9 p.m. Eastern Standard time, and Christmas? After announcing that the network will air A Christmas Story as a live musical event in December, Fox has also revealed that Rent will be broadcast on the network. Marc Platt has been tapped to produce both live musicals.

Adam Siegel, Julie Larson, Al Larson and Revolution Studios’ Vince Totino ...

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Michael Arden-Helmed Once on This Island Revival Finds Its Broadway Home

Michael Arden-Helmed Once on This Island Revival Finds Its Broadway Home

The Broadway revival of the musical Once on This Island will play the Circle in the Square Theatre, which was previously home to In Transit and Fun Home. As previously announced, the Michael Arden-helmed revival will begin previews on November 9 and open on December 3. Camille Brown will choreograph this production of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty’s musical. The ...

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NBC to Present Jesus Christ Superstar Live! on Easter Sunday 2018

NBC to Present Jesus Christ Superstar Live! on Easter Sunday 2018

NBC will present Jesus Christ Superstar Live!, a television version of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s 1971 musical, on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018, the network announced today.

“As we continue to expand the profile of our live musicals, we are thrilled to be partnering with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice to bring a new live staging of the ...

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It's a Hit! Broadway's School of Rock Recoups Investment; First National Tour City Announced

It's a Hit! Broadway's School of Rock Recoups Investment; First National Tour City Announced

School of Rock, the new musical based on the film of the same name, has recouped its entire investment, representatives for the production announced today. School of Rock began previews on November 9, 2015 and opened on December 5, 2015 at the Winter Garden Theatre.

It was also announced today that School of Rock will kick off a U.S ...

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Nominations Announced for 2017 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards

Nominations Announced for 2017 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards

Good work, Broadway.com readers! You've revealed the nominations for the 2017 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards, the only theatrical award that honors the season's best as chosen by regular theatergoers. The nominations were determined after five days of online voting. Readers were asked to choose from complete lists of eligible shows and performers. Dear Evan Hansen leads with ...

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New Musical Anastasia Will Journey Across the World

New Musical Anastasia Will Journey Across the World

It was announced today that the new Broadway musical Anastasia will appear in mountings across Europe, Asia, the United Kingdom, Australia and South America. Productions are expected to play in Germany, Holland, Spain, Russia, Korea, Japan, Mexico and China. Plans for a North American tour of Anastasia are also underway. A confirmed production timeline will be announced soon.

Anastasia began ...

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You Pick the Nominees! Choose Your Favorites for the 2017 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards

You Pick the Nominees! Choose Your Favorites for the 2017 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards

It's that time of the year! Award nominations are being announced almost every day, but at Broadway.com we want you to determine the season’s best stars and shows.

It’s time for Broadway's ultimate fans to pick nominees for the only major theatrical award chosen by audiences: the 2017 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards! Were you bummed by your favorite ...

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Broadway, Here I Come! Win a Trip to the 2018 Tony Awards Ceremony in New York City

Broadway, Here I Come! Win a Trip to the 2018 Tony Awards Ceremony in New York City

What good is sitting alone in your room? Come hear the music play! Haven't you always dreamed of being a part of Broadway's biggest night? Then it's time to enter to win the 2017 Broadway Across America Tony Awards Sweepstakes because now is your chance to win a trip for two to New York City. The 71st annual Tony Awards ...

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The Great Comet, Hello, Dolly! & Dear Evan Hansen Lead 2017 Tony Award Nominations

The Great Comet, Hello, Dolly! & Dear Evan Hansen Lead 2017 Tony Award Nominations

Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 topped the 2017 Tony nominations with a whopping 12 nods. Hello, Dolly! and Dear Evan Hansen also garnered a great number of nominations with 10 and nine, respectively. Tony winner Jane Krakowski and Tony nominee Christopher Jackson announced the nominees for the 71st annual Tony Awards on May 2. A Doll’s House ...

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to Bring Its 'Pure Imagination' on the Road

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to Bring Its 'Pure Imagination' on the Road

The new Broadway musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will launch a national tour beginning in September 2018. Jack O’Brien will repeat his duties as director for the tour. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which features a book by David Greig, music by Marc Shaiman and lyrics by Shaiman and Scott Wittman, began previews at Broadway’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on March ...

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Final 2017 Tony Awards Eligibility Rulings: Hello, Dolly! Star David Hyde Pierce as Leading Actor & More

Final 2017 Tony Awards Eligibility Rulings: Hello, Dolly! Star David Hyde Pierce as Leading Actor & More

The Tony Awards Administration Committee met on April 28 for the fourth and final time this season to decide the eligibility of Broadway productions for the American Theatre Wing's 2017 Tony Awards, presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. The Committee met regularly throughout the 2016-2017 Broadway season to make eligibility determinations.

The Committee confirmed the eligibility ...

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Stage & Screen Legend James Earl Jones to Be Honored with Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement

Stage & Screen Legend James Earl Jones to Be Honored with Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement

Two-time Tony winner James Earl Jones will receive the 2017 Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre. The honor will be presented at the 71st Annual Tony Awards on June 11 at Radio City Music Hall.

The Fences and Great White Hope Tony winner last starred on Broadway in The Gin Game; his additional stage credits include The Best ...

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Will Billy Eichner & Seth Rogen Team Up as Timon & Pumbaa in the Lion King Live-Action Remake?

Will Billy Eichner & Seth Rogen Team Up as Timon & Pumbaa in the Lion King Live-Action Remake?

Comedy favorites Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen look likely to play Timon and Pumbaa, respectively, in the upcoming live-action Lion King film, according to The Wrap. The pair is in final negotiations to join Jon Favreau’s reboot of the animated classic. Eichner and Rogen would sing the upbeat song “Hakuna Matata.”

The film, currently in preproduction in Los Angeles ...

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New Musical Bandstand, Starring Laura Osnes & Corey Cott, to Be Preserved on Cast Album

New Musical Bandstand, Starring Laura Osnes & Corey Cott, to Be Preserved on Cast Album

Richard Oberacker and Robert Taylor’s original swing score of the new Broadway musical Bandstand will be recorded onto an original cast album by Broadway Records. The album will be released on June 23.

Bandstand, with a book by Oberacker and Taylor, began previews at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on March 31 and will open on April 26. Directed and ...

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Will Smith in Discussions to Play the Genie in Live-Action Aladdin

Will Smith in Discussions to Play the Genie in Live-Action Aladdin

Will Smith just might be singing “Friend Like Me” in Disney’s upcoming live-action Aladdin film, according to Deadline. The screen star is in discussions to take on the role of the Genie, embodied in the animated film by Robin Williams and originated in the Broadway musical to Tony-winning effect by James Monroe Iglehart. As previously reported, Guy Ritchie looks likely ...

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Frozen Musical Announces Full Broadway Lead Casting

Frozen Musical Announces Full Broadway Lead Casting

Caissie Levy will star as Elsa and Patti Murin will star as Anna in Disney’s new Broadway musical Frozen, opening at the St. James Theatre in spring 2018. Also joining the principal cast are Jelani Alladin as Kristoff, Greg Hildreth as Olaf, John Riddle as Hans and Robert Creighton as Duke of Weselton.

Frozen plays its out-of-town tryout at the ...

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Carousel to Return to Broadway in 2018, Starring Jessie Mueller and Joshua Henry

Carousel to Return to Broadway in 2018, Starring Jessie Mueller and Joshua Henry

The Rodgers and Hammerstein classic Carousel will return to Broadway in 2018, featuring Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller (Waitress) as Julie Jordan, Tony nominee Joshua Henry (Hamilton) as Billy Bigelow and opera star Renee Fleming as Nettie Fowler. Three-time Tony winner Jack O’Brien will direct the revival, set to open on March 23, 2018 at a theater to be announced ...

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Hello, Dolly!, Starring Bette Midler, to Release Broadway Cast Recording

Hello, Dolly!, Starring Bette Midler, to Release Broadway Cast Recording

Put on your Sunday headphones! Hello, Dolly!, starring powerhouse Bette Midler, will release a cast album via Masterworks Broadway on May 12. See the Jerry Zaks-helmed production at the Shubert Theatre, and then pre-order the record on iTunes or Amazon.

Produced by Grammy winner Steven Epstein, the Hello, Dolly! cast recording will feature the vocals of the entire Broadway cast ...

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