Broadway News & Features - October 2019

Ben Crawford & Josh Piterman
5 Questions from Over the Pond: Ben Crawford & Josh Piterman
Firstly, a Happy Halloween to all our readers and all you Broadway fanatics out there from everyone here at the New York Theatre Guide! And whilst Beetlejuice continues to rule the Netherworld,... Read more
Katharine McPhee as Jenna
Katharine McPhee will return for the final weeks of Waitress on Broadway
Back for a final shift at the diner! "American Idol" and "Smash" star Katharine McPhee is set to reprise the leading role of Jenna in Broadway's hit musical Waitress at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre ... Read more
Drew Gehling in Waitress
Drew Gehling returns for final shift at Waitress on Broadway
Original company member Drew Gehling returns to the role of Dr. Pomatter in the hit Broadway musical Waitress at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre tonight and is scheduled to remain with the production for... Read more
Daveed Diggs in freestyle love supreme
freestyle love supreme adds four additional performances on Broadway
Producers of the Broadway premiere of freestyle love supreme have added an additional four performances for the Broadway run, taking place at 7pm on the following Wednesday evenings: November 13,... Read more
Slava Polunin
Cast announced for Slava's Snowshow on Broadway
Casting has now been announced for the Broadway return of the Olivier Award-winning and Tony-nominated production of Slava’s Snowshow, which, as previously reported, is set to play a limited holiday... Read more
Darren Criss
Darren Criss to join Laurence Fishburne & Sam Rockwell in American Buffalo on Broadway
Broadway and "Glee" favorite Darren Criss will return to the Great White Way next spring to star in the previously announced revival of David Mamet's American Buffalo. He is set to take on the role... Read more
David Byrne in American Utopia
New York Theatre Guide at the Opening Night of David Byrne's American Utopia on Broadway
On Sunday night, the New York Theatre Guide enjoyed a utopian experience as we celebrated Opening Night of David Byrne's American Utopia at the Hudson Theatre on Broadway. This theatrical concert is... Read more
The Cast of Dear Evan Hansen
Christiane Noll, Jared Goldsmith & Phoebe Koyabe join Broadway cast of Dear Evan Hansen
“They have been found!” from the National Tour, as three new cast members join the company of Dear Evan Hansen at the Music Box Theatre. Christiane Noll takes over the role of Cynthia Murphy from Ann... Read more
Pete Townshend & Des McAnuff
The Who’s Tommy to return to Broadway in 2021
The Who’s Tommy will head back to the Great White Way for the first time in over 25 years, it has been announced. Nominated for best new musical at the 1993 Tony Awards, the rock opera will return to... Read more
Jane Alexander & James Cromwell
Jane Alexander & James Cromwell to star in Grand Horizons on Broadway
Second Stage Theater has announced that Tony Award winner Jane Alexander and Emmy Award winner James Cromwell will star in Grand Horizons at the Hayes Theater. Grand Horizons is directed by Tony... Read more
Patti LuPone in Company
Additional casting announced for Company on Broadway
We'll drink to that! Additional casting has been announced for Marianne Elliott’s Olivier Award-winning revival of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's Company on Broadway. The hit London production,... Read more
Lin-Manuel Miranda
A New York Theatre Video Guide to... freestyle love supreme on Broadway!
Have you had a chance to experience the most hip improvisational show in New York City yet? Co-created by the Hamilton mastermind Lin-Manuel Miranda and Hamilton director Thomas Kail, alongside... Read more
Will Hochman & Mary-Louise Parker
New York Theatre Guide at the Opening Night of The Sound Inside on Broadway
On Thursday evening, the New York Theatre Guide was on hand to celebrate the official opening of perhaps the most gripping two-hander Broadway has seen in a long, long while, as well as the long... Read more
Kristin Stokes, Chris McCarrell & Jorrel Javier
New York Theatre Guide at the Opening Night of The Lightning Thief on Broadway
By Zeus! Percy Jackson is here, taking a bite out of the Big Apple! With five best-selling novels, collections of short stories and two Hollywood film adaptations already to his name, the young demi-... Read more
Diahann Carroll
Broadway dims its lights in memory of Diahann Carroll
In accordance with The Broadway League, the marquee lights of the American Airlines Theatre, Broadhurst Theatre, The Hayes Theater, Hudson Theatre, Marquis Theatre, New Amsterdam Theatre, Samuel J.... Read more
Meghan Picerno
Meghan Picerno debuts in The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway
The Broadway production of The Phantom of the Opera, the longest-running show in Broadway history, welcomes a new leading lady to its company at the Majestic Theatre tonight. As previously reported, ... Read more
Mrs. Doubtfire
Mrs. Doubtfire, starring Rob McClure, sets Broadway dates and theatre
Dude Looks Like a Lady... and she's on Broadway! Producers of the new musical Mrs. Doubtfire have now revealed that the widely anticipated film-to-stage tuner is set to begin previews at the Stephen... Read more
Adrienne Warren as Tina Turner
Tina: The Tina Turner Musical begins performances on Broadway
This is Simply The Best day ever! The Broadway premiere of London's smash hit bio-musical Tina: The Tina Turner Musical begins preview performances at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre tonight. An official... Read more
Joaquina Kalukango & Paul Alexander Nolan in Slave Play
Slave Play extends limited run on Broadway due to popular demand
Producers of Jeremy O. Harris' acclaimed drama Slave Play have announced a 2-week extension for the Broadway premiere, which will now play its final performance at the Golden Theatre on January 19,... Read more
Marisa Tomei in The Rose Tattoo
Official Broadway production photos released for The Rose Tattoo, starring Marisa Tomei
Ahead of next week's official opening at the American Airlines Theatre, Roundabout Theatre Company has now released official production photography for its current Broadway revival of Tennessee... Read more
Kyle Soller & John Benjamin Hickey in The Inheritance
The Inheritance - Part 2 begins performances on Broadway
Part 2 of the Broadway premiere of Matthew Lopez's epic drama The Inheritance begins performances at the Barrymore Theatre tonight. As previously reported, Part 1 began previews on September 27, 2019... Read more
David Byrne in American Utopia
Official Broadway production photos released for David Byrne's American Utopia
Producers of the Broadway premiere of David Byrne's American Utopia have now released official Broadway production photography, The theatrical concert, which began previews at the Hudson Theatre on... Read more
Tracy Letts
New York Theatre Guide at the Opening Night of Linda Vista on Broadway
Last night Second Stage Theater kicked off its largest Broadway season to date with the official opening of the first of three productions at The Hayes Theater. Following acclaimed runs at the... Read more
Al Roker as Joe and Jordin Sparks as Jenna in Waitress
Al Roker sets Broadway return to Waitress, as Jordin Sparks extends her run
Checking in for a second shift at the diner will be NBC's "TODAY Show" star Al Roker, as producers confirm that the popular TV personality will reprise the role of Joe in Broadway's hit musical ... Read more
MJ The Musical
MJ The Musical sets Broadway dates and theatre
Columbia Live Stage and The Michael Jackson Estate have now confirmed that the world premiere of MJ The Musical (previously titled Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough) will begin previews at the Neil... Read more
Ian Barford in Linda Vista
Official Broadway production photos released for Second Stage Theater's Linda Vista
Ahead of tomorrow's official opening at The Hayes Theater on Broadway, official production photography has now been released for the New York premiere of Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tracy... Read more
Courtney Reed in Disney's Aladdin
Courtney Reed sets limited engagement return to Disney's Aladdin on Broadway
Back for more Arabian Nights! Original company member Courtney Reed will reprise her role as Princess Jasmine in Disney's hit Broadway musical Aladdin at the New Amsterdam Theatre, it has been... Read more
Mary-Louise Parker in The Sound Inside
Official Broadway production photos released for The Sound Inside, starring Mary-Louise Parker
Producers of the Broadway premiere of Pulitzer Prize Finalist Adam Rapp's new play The Sound Inside have now released official production photography. The new shots depict Tony, Golden Globe & ... Read more
LaChanze & Andrea Martin
LaChanze, Andrea Martin & more cast in A Christmas Carol on Broadway
Casting is now complete for the upcoming Broadway production of A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens' holiday masterpiece, which is scheduled to begin previews at the Lyceum Theatre on November 7, 2019... Read more
Playwright Jeremy O. Harris
New York Theatre Guide at the Opening Night of Slave Play on Broadway
Last night the New York Theatre Guide was on hand to celebrate Opening Night for one of the most talked-about plays in town. Scribe Jeremy O. Harris took center stage at the Golden Theatre during the... Read more
David Byrne in American Utopia
David Byrne's American Utopia begins performances on Broadway
Ready for the New Wave? The Broadway premiere of David Byrne's American Utopia begins previews at the Hudson Theatre tonight, ahead of an official opening on October 20 and a limited engagement... Read more
Riverdance will return to Radio City Music Hall for first time in 10 years
The international Irish dance phenomenon known as Riverdance is officially bringing its 25th Anniversary Show to Radio City Music Hall next spring, marking the company's first return to the iconic... Read more
Taylor Trensch & Kyle Scatliffe
Taylor Trensch, Kyle Scatliffe & more to join cast of To Kill a Mockingbird
Complete casting has now been announced for the second-year of the smash hit Broadway run of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird at the Shubert Theatre. As previously announced, Tony and four-time... Read more
Harry Connick, Jr.
Dates announced for Harry Connick, Jr. - A Celebration of Cole Porter
Grammy and Emmy Award-winning musician and actor Harry Connick, Jr. returns to Broadway this December to headline a three-week limited engagement at the Nederlander Theatre. Harry Connick, Jr. - A... Read more
Brian Cox as LBJ
New York Theatre Guide at the Opening Night of The Great Society on Broadway
LBJ is back on the Great White Way! Last night, the New York Theatre Guide headed to Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theater to celebrate the official opening of The Great Society. Following on from... Read more
Adrienne Warren as Tina Turner
October 2019 Highlights on Broadway and Beyond
No tricks, but a whole lot of treats for Broadway fans this October. Yes, we are now fully in the swing of the 2019-2020 Broadway season and this month will see no less than eight official openings... Read more
Joaquina Kalukango & Paul Alexander Nolan in Slave Play
Official Broadway production photos released for Slave Play
Ahead of this Sunday's official opening, producers of the celebrated new drama Slave Play have released official Broadway production photos. Playwright Jeremy O. Harris' controversial piece began ... Read more