Broadway News - July 2019

Jonathan Pryce & Eileen Atkins
Complete cast announced to join Jonathan Pryce & Eileen Atkins in The Height of the Storm
Manhattan Theatre Club has now announced complete casting for the upcoming American premiere of Tony Award nominee Florian Zeller's The Height of the Storm, translated by Academy & Tony Award... Read more
Marisa Tomei in The Rose Tattoo at Williamstown Theatre Festival
Full cast announced to join Marisa Tomei in The Rose Tattoo
Roundabout Theatre Company has now confirmed complete casting for the upcoming Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams' The Rose Tattoo, which is scheduled to begin previews at the American Airlines... Read more
Barry Manilow
BREAK A LEG
Barry Manilow returns to Broadway
Grammy, Tony and Emmy Award-winning music legend Barry Manilow returns to the Great White Way tonight as part of the 2019 In Residence on Broadway series! The beloved singer-songwriter's exclusive 17... Read more
Tom Sturridge in Sea Wall and Jake Gyllenhaal in A Life
BREAK A LEG
Jake Gyllenhaal & Tom Sturridge return to Broadway in Sea Wall / A Life
The Broadway premiere of Sea Wall / A Life, starring Tony Award nominee Tom Sturridge and Academy Award nominee Jake Gyllenhaal, begins previews at the Hudson Theatre tonight, ahead of an official... Read more
Baz Luhrmann
VIDEO
New York Theatre Guide at the Opening Night of Moulin Rouge! The Musical
Last night the New York Theatre Guide was on hand to celebrate the official opening of the Broadway premiere of Moulin Rouge! The Musical and with a reported budget of around $40 million, it was the... Read more
Danny Burtsein in Moulin Rouge! The Musical
A New York Theatre Guide to... Moulin Rouge! The Musical
Hey sista, go sista, soul sista, flow sista… the doors to the Moulin Rouge are finally open on the Great White Way! Ever since Baz Luhrmann’s iconic 2001 film graced the silver screen, Broadway fans... Read more
Ann Sanders
Two original Dear Evan Hansen cast members to leave Broadway production
Jennifer Laura Thompson and Michael Park, two original Broadway cast members of Dear Evan Hansen, will leave the production at the Music Box Theatre on Sunday, August 4, 2019, after over three years... Read more
Bradley Gibson & Nick Afoa
5 Questions from Over the Pond: Bradley Gibson & Nick Afoa
This past weekend the highly anticipated CGI remake of Disney's The Lion King took a staggering $190 million at the domestic box office during its first weekend of release. I'm sure this comes as no... Read more
Alison Luff & Mark Evans
Alison Luff & Marks Evans debut in Waitress on Broadway
Welcome to the Diner! Broadway alumni Alison Luff and Mark Evans return to the Great White Way tonight to assume the roles of Jenna and Dr. Pomatter, respectively, in the hit musical Waitress at the ... Read more
Jillian Mueller & Brennin Hunt
Jillian Mueller & Brennin Hunt assume leading roles in Pretty Woman: The Musical on Broadway
Welcome to Rodeo Drive! Pretty Woman: The Musical cast member Jillian Mueller steps up and assumes the leading role of Vivian Ward, whilst Brennin Hunt, perhaps best known to Broadway fans for his... Read more
Brian Cox
Robert Schenkkan’s second Lyndon B. Johnson play The Great Society to open on Broadway
Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Robert Schenkkan’s new play The Great Society, the second of his two dramas about the legacy of Lyndon B. Johnson, will open on Broadway for a limited 12-week... Read more
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical sets Broadway closing date
See it before‘"It’s Too Late"… Beautiful: The Carole King Musical has set its closing date at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on Broadway after 60 preview and 2,418 regular performances. Having opened... Read more
Nick Robinson
Nick Robinson to make Broadway debut in To Kill a Mockingbird
"Love, Simon" star Nick Robinson is set to make his Broadway debut as he takes over the role of Jem Finch in the critically acclaimed production of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird in November. Mr... Read more
Danny Burtsein in Moulin Rouge! The Musical
PHOTOS
Broadway production photos for Moulin Rouge! The Musical released
Producers of the Broadway premiere of Moulin Rouge! The Musical have now released official Broadway production photos ahead of next week's official opening at the Al Hirschfield Theatre. The highly... Read more
Sara Bareilles
Waitress sets Broadway closing date
Opening Up... until the New Year! Producers of the hit musical Waitress have now announced a closing date of January 5, 2020 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Upon closing, the production's record-... Read more
Adrienne Walker
Adrienne Walker returns to The Lion King on Broadway
Back to the "Shadowlands"! The Broadway company of Disney's long-running musical The Lion King welcomes Adrienne Walker back to the Minskoff Theatre tonight, as she reprises the role of Nala. She... Read more
Broadway Blackout
Power Outage in Manhattan: Broadway Shows Cancelled
It was a real showstopper on Saturday, July 15, 2019 on Broadway, as a massive power outage hit the theater district area of Manhattan shortly before the evening Broadway performances were scheduled... Read more
Isaac Powell
Isaac Powell & more to star in West Side Story at the Broadway Theatre
"Something's Coming, Something Good"... Complete casting and a venue has now been announced for the eagerly anticipated Broadway revival of West Side Story. The previously announced production is set... Read more
Ato Blankson-Wood in Slave Play
Jeremy O. Harris' Slave Play will transfer to Broadway in Fall 2019
Jeremy O. Harris' widely celebrated drama Slave Play is officially transferring to the Great White Way this fall. Once again under the direction of Robert O'Hara, the Broadway production is scheduled... Read more
Gabrielle Carrubba
Gabrielle Carrubba to assume the role of Zoe Murphy in Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway
Current understudy and company member Gabrielle Carrubba is set to assume the role of Zoe Murphy in the Tony Award-winning "Best Musical" Dear Evan Hansen at the Music Box Theatre from July 30, 2019... Read more
Jacob Dickey
Jacob Dickey will take over as Aladdin on Broadway
Proud of Your Boy! Current company member and understudy Jacob Dickey will step up and assume the titular role in Disney's hit Broadway musical Aladdin from July 16 through September 12, 2019 at the ... Read more
Michael Shannon & Audra McDonald in Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune
Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune announces new Broadway closing date
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
Dave Chappelle
BREAK A LEG
Comedy icon Dave Chappelle makes his Broadway debut
Multi-award-winning comedian Dave Chappelle officially makes his Broadway debut tonight as part of the 2019 In Residence on Broadway series. He is scheduled to play an extended engagement at the Lunt... Read more
Jelani Remy
Jelani Remy replaces Jeremy Pope in Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of The Temptations
He's on Cloud Nine! Broadway favorite Jelani Remy steps up and assumes the role of Eddie Kendricks in the smash hit bio-musical Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of The Temptations at the Imperial... Read more
Mark Evans
Mark Evans to join Broadway cast of Waitress
It Only Takes a Taste! Broadway alum Mark Evans is set to return to the Great White Way as Dr. Pomatter in the hit musical Waitress at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre from July 23, 2019. He will star... Read more
Samantha Barks & Andy Karl in Pretty Woman: The Musical
Pretty Woman: The Musical to end Broadway run at the Nederlander Theatre
Farewell Rodeo Drive! Producers have posted a closure notice for Pretty Woman: The Musical, currently running at the Nederlander Theatre. The production will now play its final performance on August... Read more
Criss Angel
BREAK A LEG
Criss Angel makes his Broadway debut in The Mindfreak Unplugged
"The Mindfreak" Criss Angel brings his own special brand of magic to the Great White Way tonight, making his Broadway debut as part of the 2019 In Residence on Broadway series at the Lunt-Fontanne... Read more
Ryoko Yonekura as Roxie Hart
Ryoko Yonekura returns to the Broadway production of Chicago
The name on everybody's lips is gonna be... Ryoko! Japanese star Ryoko Yonekura returns to the Broadway production of Kander & Ebb's Tony Award-winning musical Chicago for a third stint as Roxie... Read more
Tom Sturridge & Jake Gyllenhaal
July 2019 Highlights on Broadway and Beyond
Alongside soaring temperatures, July traditionally brings with it a quieter month in the Big Apple, when it comes to live theatre. After June's raging storm that is The Tony Awards, the dust usually... Read more