Broadway News - August 2019

Marisa Tomei in The Rose Tattoo
Broadway Fall 2019 Preview - The Plays
As the Broadway season shifts up a gear and we head gleefully into the autumn, the emphasis seems to be on new plays in the coming months. Of course, there will also be a delightful sprinkling of... Read more
Katrina Lenk & Patti LuPone
Stephen Sondheim’s Company to transfer to Broadway starring Patti LuPone & Katrina Lenk
Marianne Elliott’s Olivier Award-winning revival of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's Company, which saw the lead character of Bobby gender-swapped to a woman called Bobbie, is set to transfer to... Read more
Sarah Bockel & Cory Jeacoma in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
Sarah Bockel & Cory Jeacoma to close Beautiful: The Carole King Musical on Broadway
The Broadway company of the hit bio-musical Beautiful: The Carole King Musical is set to welcome two new leads for the final weeks of its Broadway run at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. From September... Read more
Slava's Snowshow
Slava’s Snowshow to return to Broadway for limited holiday engagement
The Olivier Award-winning and Tony-nominated production of Slava’s Snowshow is set to return to Broadway for a limited holiday engagement at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre from November 11, 2019.... Read more
Meghan Picerno
Casting update for Broadway production of The Phantom of the Opera
New casting has been announced for the Broadway production of The Phantom of the Opera, which is currently the longest-running show in Broadway history, running at the Majestic Theatre. From... Read more
Harry Hadden-Paton, Carmen Cusack & Tony Yazbeck
Harry Hadden-Paton, Carmen Cusack & Tony Yazbeck to star in new musical Flying Over Sunet on Broadway
Lincoln Center Theater has announced a new Broadway musical as part of its upcoming 2019-2020 season at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. Flying Over Sunset is scheduled to begin previews on March 12,... Read more
Jordin Sparks
Jordin Sparks will return to Broadway to star in Waitress
Grammy Award nominee and "American Idol" winner Jordin Sparks is set to return to the Great White Way and star in Broadway's hit musical Waitress at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre for a limited... Read more
Major Attaway as Genie and Clinton Greenspan as Aladdin
Major Attaway & Clinton Greenspan will star in Aladdin on Broadway
Disney Theatrical has confirmed a couple of upcoming cast changes for the hit Broadway musical Aladdin at the New Amsterdam Theatre next month. The current stars of the North American Tour are... Read more
Dominique Morisseau, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, Camille A. Brown & Kamilah Forbes
History-making Black female creative team announced for Broadway-bound Soul Train
All aboard! The Broadway-bound musical Soul Train, inspired by the iconic television series created and hosted by Don Cornelius, has announced its core creative team and will make history as the... Read more
David Alan Grier & Blair Underwood
David Alan Grier & Blair Underwood to star in A Soldier's Play on Broadway
Roundabout Theatre Company has announced the first-ever Broadway production of Charles Fuller's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama A Soldier's Play as part of its 2019-2020 season. Previews are scheduled... Read more
Sharon D Clarke in the West End production of Caroline, or Change
Sharon D Clarke to star in Caroline, or Change on Broadway
Roundabout Theatre Company will present a Broadway revival of Tony & Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Kushner and Tony Award winner Jeanine Tesori's musical Caroline, or Change next spring, with Sharon... Read more
Colleen Ballinger & Todrick Hall
Colleen Ballinger & Todrick Hall debut in Waitress on Broadway
YouTube sensations Colleen Ballinger and Todrick Hall join the Broadway company of the hit musical Waitress at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre tonight, as they assume the roles of Dawn and Ogie,... Read more
Chris McCarrell
Complete cast announced for The Lightning Thief on Broadway
Casting is now complete for the previously announced Broadway premiere of The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical, which is set to play the Longacre Theatre for a strictly limited 16-week... Read more
Christiane Noll & Jessica Phillips in the National Tour of Dear Evan Hansen
Christiane Noll, Jessica Phillips & more to join Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway
"Anybody Have a Map?" Because a handful of stars from the National Tour of the Tony Award-winning "Best Musical" Dear Evan Hansen are headed to New York City! On October 22, 2019, Tony Award nominee ... Read more
Kyle Soller & John Benjamin Hickey
Kyle Soller, John Benjamin Hickey & more to star in The Inheritance on Broadway
Casting is now complete for the Broadway transfer of Matthew Lopez's epic two-part drama The Inheritance, which took home four Olivier Awards earlier this year in London (including "Best New Play").... Read more
Tom Hiddleston
BREAK A LEG
Betrayal, starring Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Cox & Zawe Ashton, begins performances on Broadway
Golden Globe and Olivier Award winner Tom Hiddleston and his co-stars Charlie Cox and Zawe Ashton all make their Broadway debuts tonight as the critically acclaimed London production of the Harold... Read more
Mary-Louise Parker & David Morse
Mary-Louise Parker & David Morse to reunite for How I Learned to Drive on Broadway
Tony Award winner Mary-Louise Parker and Tony Award nominee David Morse, the original Off-Broadway stars of Paula Vogel's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece How I Learned to Drive, will reunite next... Read more
David Garrison
Casting complete for The Great Society on Broadway
Producers of the upcoming Broadway premiere of The Great Society, scheduled to play the Vivian Beaumont Theater from September 6 through November 30, 2019, with an official opening on October 1, have... Read more
Paul Alexander Nolan in Slave Play
Full cast announced for Slave Play on Broadway
The majority of the celebrated Off-Broadway cast of Jeremy O. Harris' acclaimed drama Slave Play will be reprising their roles on the Great White Way this fall, as complete casting has now been... Read more
Campbell Scott
A Christmas Carol, starring Campbell Scott, will open on Broadway for holiday season
Charles Dickens' holiday masterpiece, A Christmas Carol, is heading to the Great White Way this holiday season to play an 8-week limited engagement at the Lyceum Theatre. Following acclaimed runs at... Read more
The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical
The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is coming to Broadway
Here's some news of mythic proportions! Percy Jackson is heading to the Great White Way! The Broadway premiere of The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is set to play the Longacre Theatre ... Read more
Jeanna de Waal as Diana
Diana - the new musical is officially heading to Broadway
Broadway will be getting a royal make-over next spring because the acclaimed new musical Diana is officially heading to the Great White Way! The Broadway premiere is set to begin previews at the... Read more
Jake Gyllenhaal
VIDEO
New York Theatre Guide at the Opening Night of Sea Wall/A Life on Broadway
Last night the New York Theatre Guide attended the Broadway premiere of Sea Wall/A Life, written by Simon Stephens and Nick Payne, as a host of VIPs gathered together at the Hudson Theatre to... Read more
Tom Sturridge in Sea Wall and Jake Gyllenhaal in A Life
PHOTOS
Official Broadway production photos released for Sea Wall / A Life
Ahead of tomorrow's Opening Night, official production photos have now been released for the Broadway premiere of Sea Wall / A Life, starring Academy Award nominee Jake Gyllenhaal and Tony Award... Read more
Ann Sanders & Ivan Hernandez
Ann Sanders & Ivan Hernandez debut in Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway
The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning "Best Musical" Dear Evan Hansen welcomes two new cast members to the Music Box Theatre this evening as Ann Sanders and Ivan Hernandez take over the... Read more
Michael Urie
Michael Urie & more to star in Grand Horizons on Broadway
Second Stage Theater has revealed initial casting for the upcoming Broadway premiere of Bess Wohl's Grand Horizons; a co-commission by Williamstown Theatre Festival which will be directed by Tony... Read more
The 2019 cast of The Illusionists
The Illusionists - Magic of the Holidays will return to Broadway for 2019 holiday season
It's the most wonderful (and magical) time of the year! This 2019 holiday season will welcome the return of the international touring troupe of magicians known as The Illusionists. Following last... Read more
Tom Hiddleston in Betrayal
August 2019 Highlights on Broadway and Beyond
While the engines of the 2019-2020 Broadway season prepare to rev up for an exciting fall on the Great White Way, August already has one or two treats in store for theatre fans in New York City. But... Read more
Harold Prince
Broadway dims its lights in memory of Harold Prince
Last night, in accordance with The Broadway League, the Broadway theatres dimmed their marquee lights in memory of the legendary 21-time Tony Award-winning Broadway director/producer Harold Prince.... Read more
The London cast of SIX
SIX is officially heading to Broadway
Who's ready for the "historemix"? London's musical phenomenon SIX is officially heading to Broadway and is set to begin previews at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (current home of Waitress) on February... Read more