Broadway News & Features - November 2019

The 2019 Cast of The Illusionists
The Illusionists - Magic Of The Holidays 2019 begins performances on Broadway
It's the most wonderful magical time of the year! The international troupe of magicians known as The Illusionists are back on Broadway with their latest holiday engagement and a new cast. The... Read more
Jessica Phillips as Heidi Hansen
Jessica Phillips joins the cast of Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway
The Broadway company of Dear Evan Hansen welcomes stage veteran Jessica Phillips to the Music Box Theatre tonight, as she assumes the role of Heidi Hansen on the Great White Way from previous cast... Read more
Joaquina Kalukango & Paul Alexander Nolan in Slave Play
A New York Theatre Guide to... Slave Play!
Jeremy O. Harris’ provocative new drama Slave Play, directed by Robert O’Hara, has been on quite the journey to the Great White Way. It has been showered with awards, from the Rosa Parks Playwriting... Read more
Katharine McPhree as Jenna
Katharine McPhee returns to Waitress for the final weeks on Broadway
"Opening Up" for a final shift on Broadway! "American Idol" and "Smash" star Katharine McPhee reprises the leading role of Jenna in the hit musical Waitress at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre tonight and... Read more
Chris McCarrell in The Lightning Thief
A New York Theatre Guide to... The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical!
Bring on the Monsters! Following an Off-Broadway 2017 premiere at the Lucille Lortel Theatre and a National Tour that played a grand total of 32 cities and culminated in July 2019, The Lightning... Read more
David Byrne in American Utopia
A New York Theatre Guide to... David Byrne's American Utopia!
Burning Down the Hudson Theatre! Having extensively toured his latest production in 27 countries in 2018, New Wave icon David Byrne has successfully made Broadway his new home. His theatrical concert... Read more
Campbell Scott in A Christmas Carol
A New York Theatre Guide to... A Christmas Carol!
Having enchanted audiences across the pond at London’s Old Vic in both 2017 and 2018, Tony Award winner Jack Thorne’s adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol is not only returning... Read more
Ephraim Sykes
Ephraim Sykes to star as Michael Jackson in MJ The Musical on Broadway
Tony and (freshly announced) Grammy Award nominee Ephraim Sykes has now been cast to star as the King of Pop, Michael Jackson in the forthcoming world premiere of MJ The Musical on Broadway. As... Read more
Andrea Martin & LaChanze
New York Theatre Guide at the Opening Night of A Christmas Carol on Broadway
Tidings of comfort and joy, anyone? The holidays are almost here and, thanks to the acclaimed Old Vic production of A Christmas Carol which officially opened at Broadway's Lyceum Theatre last night,... Read more
Grammy Awards
And the 2020 Grammy Award Nominees for 'Best Musical Theater Album' are...
This morning the Recording Academy announced the nominations for The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards, to be held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on January 26, 2020. At this time, the New York Theatre... Read more
Campbell Scott in A Christmas Carol
Official Broadway production photos released for A Christmas Carol
God bless these production photos... every one! Producers of Charles Dickens' holiday masterpiece, A Christmas Carol have now released official photography for the production. The new shots depict "... Read more
Mark Addy in Hangmen at Atlantic Theater Company
Martin McDonagh's Hangmen is heading to Broadway in spring 2020
Academy Award & Olivier Award winner and four-time Tony Award nominee Martin McDonagh’s comedy Hangmen is officially heading to the Great White Way next spring! The Royal Theatre/Atlantic Theater... Read more
Kyle Soller in The Inheritance
A New York Theatre Guide to... The Inheritance!
Commissioned in Hartford, Connecticut, born in London, England… but always destined for New York City! The Broadway premiere of Matthew Lopez’s Olivier Award-winning ‘Best New Play’ The Inheritance... Read more
John Benjamin Hickey
New York Theatre Guide at the Opening Night of The Inheritance on Broadway
Yesterday the New York Theatre Guide was on hand to celebrate the official opening of a two-part, monumental play that is hotly tipped for Tonys glory this season. Having already swept the board... Read more
Mary-Louise Parker & Will Hochman in The Sound Inside
A New York Theatre Guide to... The Sound Inside!
Following an acclaimed world premiere production at Williamstown Theatre Festival in the summer of 2018 (and a glowing review in The New York Times to boot), the intense two-hander drama The Sound... Read more
Kyle Soller & John Benjamin Hickey in The Inheritance
Official Broadway production photos released for The Inheritance
Producers of the Broadway premiere of Matthew Lopez's epic drama The Inheritance, which won the 2019 Olivier Award for 'Best Play' following its London world premiere, have now released official... Read more
Joél Pérez
Joél Pérez & more complete the cast of Take Me Out on Broadway
Second Stage Theater has now announced complete casting to join Jesse Williams, Patrick J. Adams, and five-time Emmy Award nominee Jesse Tyler Ferguson in the upcoming Broadway revival of Take Me Out... Read more
Slava Polunin in Slava's Snowshow
A New York Theatre Guide to... Slava's Snowshow!
Slava’s Snowshow has come a long way since its Moscow world premiere in 1993… literally! This Olivier Award-winning theatrical experience has entertained countless audiences across the globe for over... Read more
Marisa Tomei in The Rose Tattoo
A New York Theatre Guide to... The Rose Tattoo!
Any time the legendary Tennessee Williams’ name finds itself once again up in lights on a Broadway marquee, theatre enthusiasts’ interest will be peaked… even if it is attached to one of the icon’s... Read more
Becky Gulsvig in Come From Away
Broadway's Come From Away welcomes new cast members
Welcome to the Rock! The smash hit musical Come From Away welcomes new residents of Gander tonight, as Emily Walton and Becky Gulsvig reprise their respective roles of Janice and Beverley Bass from... Read more
Santino Fontana in Tootsie
Tootsie, starring Santino Fontana, sets Broadway closing date
Producers of the Broadway premiere of Tootsie have now posted a closing notice with the final performance set to take place at the Marquis Theatre on January 5, 2020. Upon closing, the new musical,... Read more
Nnamdi Asomugha & Jerry O'Connell
Full Broadway cast of A Soldier's Play to include Nnamdi Asomugha & Jerry O'Connell
Roundabout Theatre Company has now announced complete casting for the first-ever Broadway production of Charles Fuller's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama A Soldier's Play, which is scheduled to begin... Read more
Ben McKenzie
Ben McKenzie completes the cast of Grand Horizons on Broadway
"Gotham" star Ben McKenzie will officially make his Broadway debut in Second Stage Theater's upcoming Broadway premiere of Bess Wohl's Grand Horizons. Directed by Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman,... Read more
Lin-Manuel Miranda in freestyle love supreme
A New York Theatre Guide to... freestyle love supreme!
From humble beginnings in Weslayan University in Middletown, Connecticut, to the bright lights of Broadway! The hip-hop improv group known as freestyle love supreme was co-created in 2003 by Hamilton... Read more
Slava Polunin in Slava's Snowshow
Slava's Snowshow begins performances on Broadway
Send in the Clowns! The Olivier Award-winning and Tony-nominated production of Slava’s Snowshow returns to the Great White Way tonight to play a limited holiday engagement at the Stephen Sondheim... Read more
Eileen Atkins & Jonathan Pryce in The Height of the Storm
A New York Theatre Guide to... The Height of the Storm!
French Playwright Florian Zeller has made quite the splash on both sides of the Atlantic in recent years. Translated by Christopher Hampton, his plays have been among the most thought-provoking and... Read more
Marc Shaiman
Marc Shaiman to compose original music for Sarah Jessica Parker & Matthew Broderick-led Plaza Suite on Broadway
Producers of the upcoming Broadway revival of Neil Simon's comedy Plaza Suite have announced that Tony Award winner Marc Shaiman has joined the creative team and will compose original music for the... Read more
Kristin Chenoweth
Kristin Chenoweth: For The Girls begins performances on Broadway
She's back 'For The Girls'... and for all her die-hard fans in the Tri-state area. Tony and Emmy Award winner Kristin Chenoweth returns to the Broadway stage tonight to celebrate her new album, For... Read more
Armie Hammer, Tracy Letts & Jessie Mueller
The Broadway cast of The Minutes to include Tracy Letts, Armie Hammer & Jessie Mueller
Start counting the minutes... Casting, a venue and an official opening date has now been announced for the Broadway premiere of Tony & Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy Letts' comedy The Minutes. The ... Read more
Campbell Scott
A Christmas Carol, starring Campbell Scott, begins performances on Broadway
It's not going to be a "Silent Night" on Broadway this evening because Charles Dickens' holiday masterpiece, A Christmas Carol, begins performances at the Lyceum Theatre tonight. The production is... Read more
Adrienne Warren as Tina Turner
A New York Theatre Guide to... Tina: The Tina Turner Musical!
Ever since Tina: The Tina Turner Musical took to the stage for its world premiere in London in March 2018, Broadway fans have enviously looked on, wondering when the new tuner might cross the pond... Read more
Austin Scott
Austin Scott completes the cast of Girl from the North County on Broadway
Casting is now complete for the upcoming Broadway transfer of Conor McPherson's Girl from the North Country, which features the songs of music icon Bob Dylan. Star of FX's "Pose" and Hamilton alum ... Read more
Adrienne Warren as Tina Turner
Official Broadway production photos released for Tina: The Tina Turner Musical
Ahead of tomorrow's official opening at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, producers have now released official production photography for the Broadway premiere of Tina: The Tina Turner Musical. Check out... Read more
Ed Harris
Ed Harris & more debut in To Kill a Mockingbird on Broadway
As Aaron Sorkin's record-breaking stage adapation of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird enters its second year at the Shubert Theatre on Broadway, the production welcomes a brand new cast led by Tony... Read more
Brian Cox in The Great Society
A New York Theatre Guide to... The Great Society!
After the phenomenal success of playwright Robert Schenkkan’s first ‘LBJ Play’ All The Way, which took home the 2014 Tony Award for ‘Best Play,’ Mr. Schenkkan has returned to Broadway with a second... Read more
The Cast of Disney's The Little Mermaid Live!
New York Theatre Guide recommends Disney's The Little Mermaid Live!
"Under the Sea" and onto the small screen! Another chapter in the live televised musicals saga will be written tomorrow night, as Disney presents a first-of-its-kind production for television... Read more
Alanis Morissette
Alanis Morissette musical Jagged Little Pill begins performances on Broadway
Ready to fall "Head Over Feet!? The eagerly anticipated Broadway premiere of new musical Jagged Little Pill begins previews at the Broadhurst Theatre tonight, ahead of an official opening on December... Read more
November 2019 Highlights
November 2019 Highlights on Broadway and Beyond
November is upon us and that means that Thanksgiving is on its way, folks! And Broadway fans have "Plenty to Be Thankful For" this month... Not only will two high profile shows from London (the hit... Read more
Al Roker
Al Roker returns to the Broadway production of Waitress
NBC's "TODAY Show" star Al Roker checks into the diner at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre for a second shift as Old Joe in Broadway's hit musical Waitress tonight. Roker will remain with the production... Read more
Patrick J. Adams
Patrick J. Adams to join Jesse Williams & Jesse Tyler Ferguson in Take Me Out on Broadway
"Suits" star Patrick J. Adams will officially make his Broadway debut next spring, starring alongside Jesse Williams (also making his Broadway debut) and five-time Emmy Award nominee Jesse Tyler... Read more
The Minutes
Tracy Letts' The Minutes sets first Broadway preview date
Re: Tracy Letts' Pulitzer Prize-nominated play, The Minutes... (Photo by Michael Brosilow / Artwork courtesy of Polk & Co.)