Broadway News & Features - May 2019

Jesse Williams
Jesse Williams will make his Broadway debut in Second Stage Theater's Take Me Out
Second Stage Theater has now revealed that Jesse Williams has been cast in the leading role of Darren Lemming the previously announced Broadway revival of Take Me Out, which is now scheduled to begin... Read more
Audra McDonald & Michael Shannon
A New York Theatre Guide to... Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune!
Take a look at our video guide to the first production of the 2019-2020 Broadway season... Back in June 1987 esteemed playwright Terrence McNally debuted his two-hander play Frankie and Johnny in... Read more
Reneé Rapp
Reneé Rapp will star as Regina George in Mean Girls on Broadway
She's kind of a big deal! 2018 Jimmy Award winner Reneé Rapp will star as Regina George in the hit Broadway musical Mean Girls! She will make her Broadway debut at the August Wilson Theatre from June... Read more
Pure Yanni debuts at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on Broadway
The 2019 In Residence on Broadway series continues at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre tonight, as legendary composer and multi-instrumentalist Yanni debuts his Pure Yanni concert event, scheduled to run... Read more
Barry Manilow
In Residence on Broadway presents Barry Manilow
Grammy, Tony and Emmy Award-winning music legend Barry Manilow is headed to the Great White Way! The beloved singer-songwriter will play an exclusive 17-date limited engagement, simply titled Manilow... Read more
Shoshana Bean & Katharine McPhee
5 Questions from Over the Pond: Shoshana Bean & Katharine McPhee
The hit Broadway musical Waitress has had no shortage of fabulous leading ladies serving up scrumptious performances as the show's leading lady, Jenna. Originated in Adrienne Shelly's 2007 film by... Read more
Erich Bergen in Waitress
Erich Bergen will return to the diner in Waitress on Broadway
It only took a taste and now he's back for me! Erich Bergen is set to reprise the role of Dr. Pomatter in Broadway's hit musical Waitress from June 4, 2019. He will assume the role from current star... Read more
Derek Klena
Broadway cast set for Alanis Morissette musical Jagged Little Pill
Complete casting is now set for the hotly anticipated Broadway premiere of new musical Jagged Little Pill, featuring the songs of 7-time Grammy Award winner Alanis Morissette. As previously reported... Read more
Mary-Louise Parker
Mary-Louise Parker to star in The Sound Inside on Broadway
Tony, Golden Globe & Emmy Award winner Mary-Louise Parker is officially heading back to the Great White Way! She is set to star as Bella in the Broadway premiere of Pulitzer Prize Finalist Adam... Read more
Jillian Mueller & Brennin Hunt
Jillian Mueller & Brennin Hunt to assume roles of Vivian & Edward in Pretty Woman: The Musical
Pretty Woman: The Musical original cast members Samantha Barks and 3-time Tony Award nominee & Olivier Award winner Andy Karl have now announced their exit dates and will play their final... Read more
Ian Barford
Ian Barford to lead the cast of Tracy Letts' Linda Vista on Broadway
Second Stage Theater has now announced complete casting for the previously announced New York premiere of Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tracy Letts' Linda Vista, which is scheduled to begin... Read more
Damon Daunno & Rebecca Naomi Jones in Oklahoma!
A New York Theatre Guide to... Oklahoma!
One of the most iconic musicals of all time, now re-envisioned for the 21st century, this Bard SummerScape production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!, under the daring direction of Tony... Read more
Editor's Top 5
Editor's Top 5 Broadway Picks of Spring 2019
It's been a dazzling spring on the Great White Way and even though the New York City weather has been unpredictable at best, its theatre scene has continued to shine with no less than 14 new... Read more
Marisa Tomei
Marisa Tomei to star in Tennessee Williams' The Rose Tattoo on Broadway
Academy Award winner Marisa Tomei will return to the New York stage to take on the role of Serafina Delle Rose in a Roundabout Theatre Company Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams' The Rose Tattoo ... Read more
David Byrne's American Utopia
David Byrne's American Utopia will officially bow on Broadway
Talking Heads singer/songwriter David Byrne has once again teamed up with his Here Lies Love collaborators choreographer Annie-B Parson and production consultant Alex Timbers to stage a theatrical... Read more
Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston wins big at the 85th Annual Drama League Awards
Today the Broadway community celebrated The 85th Annual Drama League Awards, gathering at the Marriott Marquis Times Square to find out this year's winners of the five competitive categories and to... Read more
Heidi Schreck in What the Constitution Means to Me
A New York Theatre Guide to... What the Constitution Means to Me!
Ever since premiering at Clubbed Thumb’s Summerworks festival at The Wild Project in the summer of 2017, after being commissioned by True Love Productions, the success of Heidi Schreck’s What the... Read more
Laura Benanti in My Fair Lady
Lincoln Center Theater announces Broadway closing date for My Fair Lady
Lincoln Center Theater has now announced a closing date for its lavish revival of Lerner & Loewe's classic musical My Fair Lady, which will play its final performance at the Vivian Beaumont... Read more
Charlie Pollock
Pretty Woman: The Musical to welcome Charlie Pollock to Broadway
Welcome to Rodeo Drive! Broadway alum Charlie Pollock is set to join the Broadway company of Pretty Woman: The Musical at the Nederlander Theatre from June 11, 2019. He will assume the role of Philip... Read more
Reeve Carney & Eva Noblezada in Hadestown
A New York Theatre Guide to... Hadestown!
It’s been a long and winding “Road to Hell” (or Broadway, in this case), but Ladies and Gentlemen, the wait has been worth it! Anaïs Mitchell’s celebrated folk opera Hadestown is the most acclaimed... Read more
Hannah Corneau
Hannah Corneau makes her Broadway debut as Elphaba in Wicked
Congratulotions! Hannah Corneau makes her Broadway debut tonight, when she assumes the leading role of Elphaba in the long-running hit musical Wicked at the Gershwin Theatre. Jessica Vosk played her... Read more
Hampton Fluker in All My Sons
Hampton Fluker to receive Dorothy Loudon Award for Excellence in the Theater
The New York Theatre Guide would like to congratulate Hampton Fluker, who is currently starring as George Deever in the Tony-nominated Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's All My Sons at the American... Read more
Ephraim Sykes in Ain't Too Proud
A New York Theatre Guide to... Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations!
Get Ready! The Broadway premiere of Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations, currently nominated for a staggering 12 Tony Awards, is packing them into the Imperial Theatre eight shows... Read more
Shoshana Bean as Jenna
Shoshana Bean extends limited Broadway engagement in Waitress again
Opening Up for a little longer! Shoshana Bean has extended her current limited engagement in Broadway's hit musical Waitress and will remain in the leading role of Jenna until July 7, 2019.... Read more
Will Roland & Lauren Marcus in Be More Chill
A New York Theatre Guide to... Be More Chill!
Calling all Losers, Geeks and Whatevers! There’s a new Broadway production making waves, trending and exploding in hashtags at the Lyceum Theatre by the name of Be More Chill! Based on the popular... Read more
Nathan Lane in Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus
A New York Theatre Guide to... Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus!
Broadway has gotten a little absurd… and that’s a good thing! The Broadway premiere of Taylor Mac’s new comedy Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus began previews at the Booth Theatre on March 11 and... Read more
Julie White & Kristine Nielsen
Julie White & Kristine Nielsen to host 85th Annual Drama League Awards
Julie White and Kristine Nielsen, both currently nominated for Tony Awards in the category of "Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play" for their respective turns in Gary: A... Read more
Adam Driver in Burn This
A New York Theatre Guide to... Burn This!
Following its Los Angeles world premiere and Off-Broadway premiere in early 1987, Lanford Wilson’s Burn This moved to the bright lights of Broadway, officially opening in October of that same year... Read more
Desi Oakley as Roxie Hart
Desi Oakley will star as Roxie Hart in Chicago on Broadway
Broadway alum Desi Oakley is set to take on the leading role of Roxie Hart in Kander & Ebb's Tony Award-winning musical Chicago in three separate two-week engagements at the Ambassador Theatre. ... Read more
Rain: A Tribute to The Beatles
In Residence on Broadway presents RAIN: A Tribute to The Beatles
Abbey Road meets West 46th Street! In Residence on Broadway presents RAIN: A Tribute to The Beatles, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the iconic album "Abbey Road". Performances are scheduled to... Read more
Drama Desk Awards
Meet the Drama Desk Award nominees 2019
Today the New York Theatre Guide was invited to attend the "Meet the Nominees" press event at the Green Room 42 ahead of The 64th Annual Drama Desk Awards, which is scheduled to be held on Sunday, ... Read more
Vanessa Carlton
Vanessa Carlton to make Broadway debut in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
"A Thousand Miles" to Broadway! Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Vanessa Carlton is set to make her Broadway debut when she assumes the title role in the hit bio-musical Beautiful: The Carole King... Read more
Glenda Jackson in King Lear
A New York Theatre Guide to... King Lear!
Arguably William Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy, King Lear celebrates its twentieth staging on the Great White Way this season with this gender-blind revival at the Cort Theatre. Under the direction... Read more
Chilina Kennedy in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical welcomes Chilina Kennedy back to Broadway
It's "One Fine Day" because Chilina Kennedy returns to the title role of the hit bio-musical Beautiful: The Carole King Musical at Broadway's Stephen Sondheim Theatre tonight, following her monthlong... Read more
Samantha Williams
Samantha Williams makes Broadway debut in Dear Evan Hansen
You have been found! Samantha Williams, a junior musical theater major at Pace University, makes her Broadway debut in the Tony Award-winning "Best Musical" Dear Evan Hansen at the Music Box Theatre ... Read more
Annette Bening in All My Sons
Arthur Miller's All My Sons, starring Annette Bening & Tracy Letts, extends on Broadway
Roundabout Theatre Company has announced a 1-week extension for its Tony-nominated Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's All My Sons, directed by Tony Award winner Jack O’Brien, which began previews at... Read more
Diane Paulus
Diane Paulus to direct a new revival of 1776 on Broadway
Roundabout Theatre Company has announced a Broadway revival of the 1969 Tony Award-winning "Best Musical" 1776, in association with the American Repertory Theater at Harvard University. Tony Award... Read more
Santino Fontana in Tootsie
A New York Theatre Guide to... Tootsie!
With a fabulous total of no less than 11 Tony Award nominations (including “Best Musical”), the Broadway premiere of Tootsie is as critically acclaimed as it is crowd-pleasing! Based on the 1982... Read more
Audra McDonald & Michael Shannon
Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, starring Audra McDonald & Michael Shannon, begins performances on Broadway
The Broadway revival of Terrence McNally's Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, starring 6-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald (as Frankie) and Tony and 2-time Academy Award nominee Michael... Read more
Alanis Morissette
Alanis Morissette musical Jagged Little Pill confirms Broadway dates and theatre
We are Head Over Feet about this news! Producers of the previously reported Broadway premiere of new musical Jagged Little Pill, featuring the songs of 7-time Grammy Award winner Alanis Morissette,... Read more
Laurie Metcalf in Hillary and Clinton
A New York Theatre Guide to... Hillary and Clinton!
Former First Lady and 2016 Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton has been a loyal supporter of the Broadway community for quite some time, frequently being papped attending a Broadway show or posing... Read more
Morrissey on Broadway
Morrissey begins Broadway residency at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre
There is a Light That Never Goes Out... at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on Broadway! The iconic British alternative-rock artist Morrissey makes his Broadway debut tonight with a string of concerts which... Read more
Kelli O'Hara in Kiss Me, Kate
A New York Theatre Guide to... Kiss Me, Kate!
One of only two musical revivals on the Great White Way this 2018-2019 season, Roundabout Theatre Company presents the 1948 classic Kiss Me, Kate at the iconic Studio 54. Boasting that luscious score... Read more
The 75th Annual Theatre World Awards
Theatre World Awards 2019 recipients revealed
The New York Theatre Guide would like to congratulate the twelve Theatre World Award Honorees for 2019, revealed today, for "Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performances". The recipients... Read more
Frankie & Johnny in the Clair de Lune
May 2019 Highlights on Broadway and Beyond
It's May time, but no time for play time for the Broadway community as we find ourselves slap, bang in the middle of the 2019 Awards Season! Yes, all of the 2018-2019 Broadway productions have... Read more
Jonny Lee Miller & Bertie Carvel in Ink
Manhattan Theatre Club's Ink extends for a third time on Broadway
Manhattan Theatre Club has announced a second third extension for its current American premiere of Ink, which has just recently received six Tony Award nominations including "Best Play". Written by... Read more
Jonny Lee Miller & Bertie Carvel in Ink
A New York Theatre Guide to... Ink!
Stop the Press!!! Manhattan Theatre Club’s American premiere of Ink has hit the headlines with a highly respectable total of six Tony Award nominations, so we thought it’s about high time we brought... Read more