Broadway News & Features - June 2019

Michael Genet
Michael Genet joins the cast of The Prom on Broadway
Broadway alum Michael Genet joins the cast of the musical comedy The Prom at the Longacre Theatre tonight. He assumes the role of Mr. Hawkins from original company member Michael Potts, who played... Read more
Alison Luff
Alison Luff will star as Jenna in Waitress on Broadway
Broadway favorite Alison Luff is set to return to the Great White Way and will be "Opening Up" as Jenna in the hit musical Waitress at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre from July 23, 2019. Current star ... Read more
Tom Hiddleston in Betrayal
Tom Hiddleston is set to make his Broadway debut in Betrayal opposite Charlie Cox & Zawe Ashton
Golden Globe and Olivier Award winner Tom Hiddleston will officially make his Broadway debut this August, as the critically acclaimed London production of Betrayal transfers to the Great White Way.... Read more
Danny Burtsein in Moulin Rouge! The Musical
Moulin Rouge! The Musical begins performances on Broadway
"How wonderful life is... now you're in the world!" The much-anticipated Broadway premiere of Moulin Rouge! The Musical finally begins previews at the Al Hirschfield Theatre tonight, ahead of an ... Read more
Vanessa Carlton
Vanessa Carlton makes her Broadway debut in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
Three-time Grammy Award nominee Vanessa Carlton makes her Broadway debut at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre tonight. As previously reported, she assumes the title role in the hit bio-musical Beautiful: ... Read more
Christiani Pitts & King Kong
King Kong posts Broadway closure notice
One final roar! Producers of the Broadway premiere of King Kong have now posted a closure notice, with the production playing its final performance at the Broadway Theatre on August 18, 2019. Upon... Read more
Stephanie J. Block in The Cher Show
The Cher Show announces Broadway closing date
Don't be left wishing you could turn back time! Get yourselves down to the Neil Simon Theatre this summer because producers of the Broadway premiere of The Cher Show, featuring a Tony Award-winning... Read more
Dave Chappelle
Dave Chappelle on Broadway adds a second week at Lunt-Fontanne Theatre
Due to popular demand, the previously announced Broadway debut engagement of multi-award-winning comedian Dave Chappelle has been extended. Playing the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre as part of the 2019 In... Read more
The Cast of Be More Chill
Be More Chill posts Broadway closure notice at the Lyceum Theatre
Following the evening performance on June 20, 2019, composer Joe Iconis announced a closure for Be More Chill, currently at the Lyceum Theatre. The production will now play its final performance on... Read more
The Minutes at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Pulitzer Prize-nominated The Minutes to transfer to Broadway in 2020
After a world premiere at Steppenwolf Theatre, Tracy Letts’ The Minutes will transfer to Broadway in 2020. Although a year has been set for the production’s opening, details on a venue, the 11 cast... Read more
Todrick Hall
Todrick Hall to star alongside Colleen Ballinger in Waitress
The Broadway and social media star Todrick Hall will return to the Great White Way to star in Waitress at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. He will play the role of Ogie for a four-week engagement from... Read more
The Cast of The Prom
Early closure notice posted for The Prom at the Longacre Theatre
Producers have posted an early closure notice for the Broadway premiere of The Prom, currently running at the Longacre Theatre. The production will now plays it final performance on August 11, 2019,... Read more
Regina Spektor
Regina Spektor begins performances at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on Broadway
The 2019 In Residence on Broadway series continues at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre tonight, as acclaimed singer-songwriter Regina Spektor makes her Broadway debut. She is scheduled to play five intimate... Read more
Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen to return to Broadway for one night only at the Hudson Theatre
Ian McKellen and Ambassador Theatre Group Productions have announced that McKellen will return to the Great White Way for one night only later this year. The iconic British actor is scheduled to... Read more
Freestyle Love Supreme
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Freestyle Love Supreme to transfer to Broadway this fall
Following its limited engagement at Greenwich House Theater earlier this year, Freestyle Love Supreme will receive its Broadway premiere at the Booth Theatre this fall. Conceived by Lin-Manuel... Read more
Debra Messing
Debra Messing will return to Broadway in New York premiere of Birthday Candles
Emmy Award winner and 9-time Golden Globe nominee Debra Messing will officially return to Broadway next spring to star in Roundabout Theatre Company's New York premiere of Birthday Candles. Written... Read more
Kimber Sprawl & Sydney James Harcourt in Girl From the North Country
Bob Dylan-infused Girl from the North Country will officially transfer to Broadway
Following its acclaimed run at the Public Theater in the fall of 2018 (read our 5* review), Conor McPherson's Girl from the North Country, which features the songs of music icon Bob Dylan, has now... Read more
Ed Harris
Ed Harris will star as Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird on Broadway
Tony and four-time Academy Award nominee Ed Harris will officially take over the iconic role of Atticus Finch in the hit Broadway production of the Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird this fall. It... Read more
Laurie Metcalf in Hillary and Clinton
Hillary and Clinton, starring Laurie Metcalf & John Lithgow, posts early Broadway closure notice
Following the early closures of King Lear and Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus, producer Scott Rudin has now posted an early closure notice for the Broadway premiere of Lucas Hnath's Hillary and... Read more
Rain: A Tribute to The Beatles
Rain: A Tribute to The Beatles cancels Broadway run at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre
Live Nation, The Araca Group and EBG have announced that RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles has cancelled all performances at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. The production was scheduled to be part of the... Read more
Dave Chappelle
Comedian Dave Chappelle to make Broadway debut at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre
Following the previous announcements of those set to appear on stage at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre this summer as part of the 2019 In Residence on Broadway series, it has now been announced that Dave... Read more
Derren Brown
Derren Brown to make Broadway debut at the Cort Theatre
Following his Off-Broadway debut with Atlantic Theater Company in 2017, British superstar Derren Brown will make officially make his Broadway debut, conjuring illusions that defy belief at the Cort... Read more
Nathan Lane in Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus
Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus, starring Nathan Lane, to close early on Broadway
It has been announced that Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus will play its final performance at the Booth Theatre on June 16, 2019. The latest play by Pulitzer Prize-nominated writer Taylor Mac, the... Read more
Hadestown & The Ferryman
Hadestown and The Ferryman win big at The 73rd Annual Tony Awards
Last night the Broadway community (and a host of high-profile guests) gathered together at Radio City Music Hall in the heart of New York City to celebrate the end of a fantastic 2018-2019 Broadway... Read more
New York Theatre Guide at The 73rd Annual Tony Awards
New York Theatre Guide at The 73rd Annual Tony Awards!
To celebrate the end of a remarkable 2018-2019 Broadway season, the New York Theatre Guide would like to share this video of our 73rd Annual Tony Awards experience, featuring a host of this year's... Read more
Tony Winners 2019
Tony Awards 2019 - Full List of Winners
The New York Theatre Guide would like to congratulate all of the 2019 Tony Award winners, who were revealed at tonight's 73rd Annual Tony Awards ceremony at Radio City Music Hall. Here is the full... Read more
Colleen Ballinger
"Miranda Sings" star Colleen Ballinger will make her Broadway debut in Waitress
YouTube sensation Colleen Ballinger, best known for "Miranda Sings," will officially make her Broadway debut in the hit musical Waitress at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. She is scheduled to play a... Read more
Cynthia Erivo
Cynthia Erivo and more to perform at The 73rd Annual Tony Awards
The Broadway League and American Theatre Wing have now announced the full line-up of performances for this Sunday's 73rd Annual Tony Awards, scheduled to begin at 8pm (ET) at Radio City Music Hall.... Read more
The Inheritance
The Inheritance is officially coming to Broadway
Matthew Lopez's epic two-part drama The Inheritance, which took home four Olivier Awards at this year's ceremony in London including "Best New Play," has now officially announced its Broadway... Read more
Mrs. Doubtfire
Mrs. Doubtfire musical sets pre-Broadway world premiere in Seattle
Producer Kevin McCollum has today announced the world premiere engagement of new musical Mrs. Doubtfire "on route to Broadway." The highly anticipated film-to-stage tuner, directed by four-time Tony... Read more
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Jesse Tyler Ferguson joins Jesse Williams in the cast of Take Me Out on Broadway
Second Stage Theater has announced that five-time Emmy Award nominee Jesse Tyler Ferguson has been cast to star alongside Jesse Williams in the upcoming Broadway revival of Take Me Out, which is... Read more
Erich Bergen as Dr. Pomatter in Waitress
The cast of Waitress welcomes Erich Bergen back to Broadway
You matter to us, Erich Bergen! The "Madam Secretary" star reprises the role of Dr. Pomatter in Broadway's hit musical Waitress at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre tonight, as previously reported. Tony... Read more
Drama Desk Awards
Drama Desk Awards 2019 - And the Winners are...
Last night the New York Theatre community came together to celebrate The 64th Annual Drama Desk Awards at The Town Hall, which was hosted (for a fourth consecutive time) by Drama Desk Award winner ... Read more
The Tony Awards
Tony Awards 2019 - Editor's Predictions
The biggest night of the Broadway calendar is almost upon us, as this Sunday, Tony and 7-time Emmy Award winner James Corden is set to reprise his role as host of The Tony Awards at Radio City Music... Read more
Danny Burtsein in Moulin Rouge! The Musical
June 2019 Highlights on Broadway and Beyond
And now, the end is near and so we face the final curtain... Yes, folks, The 73rd Annual Tony Awards are almost upon us and that means the official end to what has been an exhilirating 2018-2019... Read more
Glenda Jackson in King Lear
Early closure notice posted for Glenda Jackson-led King Lear on Broadway
Producer Scott Rudin has now posted an early closure notice for the current Broadway revival of William Shakespeare's King Lear. The production will play its final performance at the Cort Theatre on... Read more