Broadway News - December 2019

David Alan Grier & Blair Underwood
BREAK A LEG
A Soldier's Play, starring David Alan Grier & Blair Underwood, begins performances on Broadway
Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway premiere of Charles Fuller's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama A Soldier's Play, directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon, begins preview performances at the American... Read more
Isaac Powell
Broadway revival of West Side Story delays official opening
It has been reported that the highly anticipated Broadway revival of West Side Story, directed by Tony Award winner Ivo van Hove, has delayed its official opening by two weeks. This is due to leading... Read more
Jerry Herman
La Cage aux Folles, Mame & Hello, Dolly! composer Jerry Herman dies at the age of 88
The New York Theatre Guide is saddened to learn of the passing of legendary Broadway composer Jerry Herman, who died yesterday at the age of 88 in Miami, Florida, due to pulmonary complications.... Read more
Ben McKenzie
BREAK A LEG
Second Stage Theater's Grand Horizons begins performances on Broadway
Second Stage Theater continues its 2019-2020 Broadway season with Bess Wohl's Grand Horizons, directed by Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman, which begins previews at the Hayes Theater tonight, ahead... Read more
Jennifer Hudson in CATS
FILM REVIEW
Film Review: CATS
I first encountered all things Jellicle at a children’s summer theater camp with Cincinnati’s Playhouse in the Park when I was eight. Homemade costumes and cat choreography at the Playhouse led to a... Read more
James Monroe Iglehart & Jason Pennycooke
5 Questions from Over the Pond: Hamilton's James Monroe Iglehart & Jason Pennycooke
Happy Holidays to all our valued readers from all of us at the New York Theatre Guide! For "One Last Time" this year, as a little pre-Christmas gift, we're bringing you an edition of 5 Questions from... Read more
Paulo Szot
Paulo Szot to star in Chicago on Broadway
Razzle Dazzle 'em, Paulo! Tony Award winner and Opera star Paulo Szot will return to Broadway in the New Year to star as Billy Flynn in the longest-running American musical Chicago. He is set to play... Read more
Cameron Dallas
Social Media star Cameron Dallas to make Broadway debut in Mean Girls
He's sooooo fetch! Musician and Social Media star Cameron Dallas is set to make his Broadway debut in the hit musical Mean Girls at the August Wilson Theatre from January 14, 2020. He will assume the... Read more
Ed Harris in To Kill a Mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird to play Madison Square Garden
Aaron Sorkin's record-breaking stage adapation of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird is set to make history... again! The smash hit production is already the highest-grossing American play in... Read more
David Jeffery
David Jeffery to join Broadway cast of Dear Evan Hansen
Broadway's Dear Evan Hansen has found its next Connor Murphy! David Jeffery will assume the role in the hit Broadway production at the Music Box Theatre from February 11, 2020. Current star Alex... Read more
Caissie Levy & John Cariani
Further casting announced for Caroline, or Change revival at Studio 54
Roundabout Theatre Company has announced further casting for the upcoming revival of Tony & Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Kushner and Tony Award winner Jeanine Tesori's musical Caroline, or Change... Read more
Rashidra Scott
Final casting announced for Stephen Sondheim’s Company on Broadway
Final casting has been announced for Marianne Elliott’s Olivier Award-winning production of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s musical Company, which opens at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre next... Read more
Sophia Anne Caruso & Alex Brightman in Beetlejuice
Beetlejuice posts Broadway closure notice at the Winter Garden Theatre
A final booking period has been announced for Beetlejuice, currently at the Winter Garden Theatre on Broadway. The production will now play its final performance on June 6, 2020. Beetlejuice began... Read more
Austin Durant
Austin Durant to join cast of Moulin Rouge! The Musical at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre
Welcome to the Moulin Rouge! Austin Durant will join the cast of Moulin Rouge! The Musical at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre from December 10 as he takes over the role of Harold Zidler. Durant steps into... Read more
Krystal Joy Brown
Krystal Joy Brown joins the cast of Hamilton on Broadway
"Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story"? Krystal Joy Brown, that's who! The Broadway alum joins the cast of the smash hit musical Hamilton at the Richard Rodgers Theatre tonight, assuming the... Read more
Ivo van Hove
BREAK A LEG
Ivo van Hove's West Side Story begins performances on Broadway
"Tonight, tonight, won't be just any night"... because the highly anticipated Broadway revival of West Side Story, directed by Tony Award winner Ivo van Hove, begins previews at the Broadway Theatre... Read more
The Golden Globes
The Great White Way at the Golden Globes: Round-up of Broadway stars nominated for awards
Some of Broadway’s biggest stars have been recognised for recent television and film appearances away from the Great White Way, as nominees for the 77th Golden Globe Awards were announced earlier... Read more
Tony Goldwyn
Tony Goldwyn to join The Inheritance at the Barrymore Theatre
After an official opening on Broadway last month, a new cast member for The Inheritance has been announced. The four-time Olivier Award-winning "Best New Play" began performances at the Barrymore... Read more
Harry Connick, Jr. in A Celebration of Cole Porter
BREAK A LEG
Harry Connick, Jr. - A Celebration of Cole Porter begins performances on Broadway
He's back and he's bringing some "True Love" with him! Grammy and Emmy Award-winning musician and actor Harry Connick, Jr. returns to Broadway today to headline a three-week limited engagement at the... Read more
Editor's Top 5 Broadway Picks of Fall 2019
Editor's Top 5 Broadway Picks of Fall 2019
Season's greetings to all our readers! Now that all the new Broadway productions of fall 2019 have officially opened, it's time to give you our humble opinions on the best of the best of all the new... Read more
Celia Rose Gooding in Jagged Little Pill
A New York Theatre Guide to... Jagged Little Pill!
Released in June 1995, “Jagged Little Pill” made a household name of Alanis Morissette, earning her the title of the best-selling international debut artist in history (as well as five Grammy Award... Read more
Drama Desk Awards
Date confirmed for 65th Annual Drama Desk Awards
Broadway Brands and the Drama Desk announced today that The 65th Annual Drama Desk Awards ceremony will take place on Sunday, May 31, 2020 at The Town Hall. Nominations for these awards will be... Read more
Elizabeth Stanley in Jagged Little Pill
PHOTOS
Official Broadway production photos released for Jagged Little Pill
"You Oughta Know" that the producers of the Broadway premiere of new musical Jagged Little Pill have released official production photography ahead of tonight's official opening at the Broadhurst... Read more
Laura Linney in the London production of My Name is Lucy Barton
My Name is Lucy Barton, starring Laura Linney, to begin previews early
Manhattan Theatre Club has announced that its upcoming American premiere of The London Theatre Company production of My Name is Lucy Barton is now set to begin preview performances earlier than... Read more
Dan Stevens
Dan Stevens & more to star in Hangmen on Broadway
“Legion” and “Downton Abbey” star Dan Stevens is set to return to Broadway this spring, marking his first outing on the Great White Way since the 2012 revival of The Heiress. Stevens has been cast as... Read more
Campbell Scott & Paterson Joseph
5 Questions from Over the Pond: Campbell Scott & Paterson Joseph
Joy to the World! This month's festive edition of 5 Questions from Over the Pond sees Campbell Scott and Paterson Joseph, representing the New York and London productions of A Christmas Carol,... Read more
Jordan Fisher
Jordan Fisher to star in the titular role of Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway
He'll be waving through the windows of the Music Box Theatre next month! It has been announced that Jordan Fisher will take over the titular role in the Tony Award-winning 'Best Musical' Dear Evan... Read more
December 2019 Highlights on Broadway
December 2019 Highlights on Broadway and Beyond
Happy Holidays to all our valued readers from all of us at the New York Theatre Guide! Yes, December is finally here and The Big Apple is once again flooded with festive lights. And if you're looking... Read more