Broadway News - September 2019

Chris McCarrell in The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical
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Official Broadway production photos released for The Lightning Thief
Bring on the Monsters... and the Broadway production photos! Take a look at the new shots from the Broadway premiere of The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical, which began previews at the ... Read more
Andrew Bancroft, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Arthur Lewis & Christopher Jackson in freestyle love supreme
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Official Broadway production photos released for freestyle love supreme
Drop the mic... and enjoy these brand new production photos! Producers of the Broadway premiere of freestyle love supreme, which began previews at the Booth Theatre on September 13, have now released... Read more
Kyle Soller & John Benjamin Hickey in The Inheritance
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The Inheritance begins performances on Broadway
Part 1 of the Broadway premiere of Matthew Lopez's epic drama The Inheritance begins performances at the Barrymore Theatre tonight. Part 2 is scheduled to play its first performance on October 11 and... Read more
Alexandra Billings
Wicked to welcome Alexandra Billings as first openly trans actor to play Madame Morrible
A change in the weather? “Transparent” star Alexandra Billings is set to make history when she becomes the first openly trans actor to play the role of Madame Morrible in the long-running hit musical... Read more
Bridget Carpenter & Christopher Ashley
Bridget Carpenter & Christopher Ashley join Cyndi Lauper for Broadway-bound Working Girl
The Broadway-bound musical adaptation of Twentieth Century Fox's hugely popular 1988 movie "Working Girl" has found its director, as well as a new book writer. Joining previously announced Grammy,... Read more
Jeannette Bayardelle in Girl from the North Country
Initial cast confirmed for Girl from the North Country on Broadway
Producers of the upcoming Broadway transfer of Conor McPherson's Girl from the North Country, which features the songs of music icon Bob Dylan, have now announced initial casting. Reprising their... Read more
Erika Jayne
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Erika Jayne to make Broadway debut in Chicago
The name on everybody's lips is gonna be... Erika! "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" favorite Erika Jayne is set to make her Broadway debut when she takes on the role of Roxie Hart in the... Read more
Eileen Atkins & Jonathan Pryce
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New York Theatre Guide at the Opening Night of The Height of the Storm on Broadway
Last night the New York Theatre Guide was on hand to celebrate the official opening of The Height of the Storm on the Great White Way! Following its critically acclaimed run in London in the fall of... Read more
David Josefsberg
David Josefsberg debuts in Beetlejuice on Broadway
Today is the "Day-O" for Broadway alum David Josefsberg as he joins the company of the Broadway premiere of the otherworldly musical comedy Beetlejuice. Josefsberg takes over the role of Adam... Read more
Brian Cox in The Great Society
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Official Broadway production photos released for The Great Society, starring Brian Cox
Take a look at LBJ! Producers of the Broadway premiere of The Great Society have now released official production photos, featuring Emmy Award winner Brian Cox as President Lyndon B. Johnson... Read more
Eileen Atkins & Jonathan Pryce in The Height of the Storm
The Height of the Storm extends limited run at Manhattan Theatre Club
The storm continues a little longer... Ahead of tonight's official opening at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Club has announced a 1-week extension for its current American premiere... Read more
Major Attaway as Genie
Major Attaway returns to Disney's Aladdin on Broadway
Back for more Arabian Nights! Major Attaway returns to the hit Broadway musical Aladdin at the New Amsterdam Theatre tonight, reprising the role of Genie and succeeding Michael James Scott, who... Read more
The Cast of The Illusionists: Magic Of The Holidays 2019
America's Got Talent stars Dom Chambers & Eric Chien join The Illusionists on Broadway
Could it be magic?! "America's Got Talent" semi-finalists Dom Chambers and Eric Chien have joined the cast of The Illusionists - Magic of the Holidays, following their impressive runs on the 14th... Read more
Chris McCarrell in The Lightning Thief
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The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical begins performances on Broadway
Bring on the Monsters! The Broadway premiere of The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical begins previews at the Longacre Theatre tonight, ahead of an official opening on October 16, and a... Read more
Ian Barford
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Second Stage Theater's Linda Vista begins performances on Broadway
The New York premiere of Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tracy Letts' dark comedy Linda Vista begins performances at The Hayes Theater on Broadway tonight, ahead of an official opening on... Read more
Marisa Tomei in The Rose Tattoo
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The Rose Tattoo, starring Marisa Tomei, begins performances on Broadway
Oscar winner Marisa Tomei returns to Broadway tonight to star in Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams' The Rose Tattoo at the American Airlines Theatre. An official... Read more
The Tony Awards
The Tony Awards will return to Radio City Music Hall in 2020
Start spreading the news! The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing have officially confirmed that Broadway's biggest night in the 2020 calendar, The 74th Annual Tony Awards, will take place... Read more
Eileen Atkins & Jonathan Pryce in The Height of the Storm
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Official Broadway production photos released for The Height of the Storm
Ahead of next week's official opening at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Club has released official Broadway production photos for the American premiere of Tony Award nominee ... Read more
Kristin Chenoweth
Kristin Chenoweth: For the Girls to play Broadway's Nederlander Theatre
Following the success of 2016's solo concert engagement My Love Letter to Broadway, Tony and Emmy Award winner Kristin Chenoweth will return to the Broadway stage this fall in celebration of her new... Read more
Laurence Fishburne & Sam Rockwell
Laurence Fishburne & Sam Rockwell will star in American Buffalo on Broadway
Two major stars are heading back to Broadway next spring, as Emmy & Tony Award winner Laurence Fishburne and Academy Award & Golden Globe winner Sam Rockwell are set to star in a Broadway... Read more
Jordin Sparks
Jordin Sparks returns to Broadway to star in Waitress
Grammy Award nominee and "American Idol" winner Jordin Sparks makes her return to the Great White Way tonight to star in Broadway's hit musical Waitress at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. As previously... Read more
Derren Brown
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New York Theatre Guide at the Opening Night of Derren Brown: Secret on Broadway
Last night the New York Theatre Guide was on hand to celebrate the official opening of Derren Brown: Secret at the Cort Theatre on Broadway. A household name in the UK for almost two decades, Derren... Read more
Mary-Louise Parker in The Sound Inside
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The Sound Inside, starring Mary-Louise Parker, begins performances on Broadway
Tony, Golden Globe & Emmy Award winner Mary-Louise Parker returns to the Great White Way tonight as previews begin for the Broadway premiere of Pulitzer Prize Finalist Adam Rapp's new play The... Read more
Clinton Greenspan
Clinton Greenspan makes his Broadway debut in Disney's Aladdin
Proud of Your Boy! Clinton Greenspan makes his Broadway debut tonight, assuming the titular role in the hit Broadway musical Aladdin at the New Amsterdam Theatre. He succeeds Jacob Dickey, who played... Read more
The Cast of freestyle love supreme
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freestyle love supreme begins performances on Broadway
Conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail and Anthony Veneziale, freestyle love supreme begins previews at the Booth Theatre tonight, ahead of an official opening on October 2 and a 16-week... Read more
Derren Brown
A New York Theatre Guide to... Derren Brown: Secret!
Something Wicked This Way Comes! BAFTA and two-time Olivier Award winner Derren Brown has been a household name in the UK for almost two decades. Since his television debut with “Mind Control” in... Read more
John Riddle & Bradley Dean
John Riddle & Bradley Dean join the cast of The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway
The Broadway production of The Phantom of the Opera, the longest-running show in Broadway history, welcomes two new principal cast members to its company at the Majestic Theatre tonight. John Riddle... Read more
Abby Mueller, Samantha Pauly, Adrianna Hicks, Andrea Macasaet, Brittney Mack & Anna Uzele in SIX
Casting is set for SIX on Broadway
Bringing the "historemix" to Broadway will be the six leading ladies, who originated the six infamous queens in the North American premiere of the musical phenomenon SIX in Chicago earlier this year... Read more
Rupert Everett
Rupert Everett replaces Eddie Izzard in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Two-time Golden Globe & three-time Olivier Award nominee Rupert Everett has joined the cast of the upcoming Broadway revival of Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, which is set to ... Read more
Reneé Rapp
Reneé Rapp succeeds Taylor Louderman in Mean Girls on Broadway
Time for a new "Apex Predator"! 2018 Jimmy Award winner Reneé Rapp takes over as Regina George in the hit Broadway musical Mean Girls at the August Wilson Theatre tonight. Original company member and... Read more
Paul Alexander Nolan in Slave Play
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Jeremy O. Harris' Slave Play begins performances on Broadway
Playwright Jeremy O. Harris' acclaimed drama Slave Play begins performances at the Golden Theatre tonight. An official opening is scheduled for October 6 with the limited 17-week engagement running... Read more
Jonathan Pryce & Eileen Atkins
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The Height of the Storm, starring Jonathan Pryce & Eileen Atkins, begins performances on Broadway
The storm has arrived! Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of Tony Award nominee Florian Zeller's The Height of the Storm, translated by Academy & Tony Award winner Christopher Hampton and... Read more
Matthew Broderick & Sarah Jessica Parker
Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker to star in Neil Simon’s Plaza Suite on Broadway
Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick are set to return to Broadway in Neil Simon’s relationship comedy Plaza Suite, which will run at the Hudson Theatre with performances beginning on March 13... Read more
Adrienne Warren in Tina: The Tina Turner Musical
Broadway Fall 2019 Preview - Musicals & Entertainment
Following on from last week's Broadway preview of all the new plays and revivals heading to the Great White Way this fall, it's now time for the musicals and entertainment shows to take centre stage... Read more
Derren Brown
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Derren Brown: Secret begins performances on Broadway
Get ready for your minds to be blown, New York! British mentalist and illusionist Derren Brown officially makes his Broadway debut at the Cort Theatre tonight with the Broadway premiere of Derren... Read more
Brian Cox
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The Great Society, starring Brian Cox, begins performances on Broadway
LBJ on the Great White Way... again! The Broadway premiere of The Great Society begins previews at the Vivian Beaumont Theater tonight, ahead of an official opening on October 1 and a limited... Read more
Sarah Bockel & Cory Jeacoma in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
Sarah Bockel & Cory Jeacoma join Beautiful: The Carole King Musical on Broadway
The Broadway company of the hit bio-musical Beautiful: The Carole King Musical welcomes two new leads to the Stephen Sondheim Theatre tonight. Sarah Bockel reprises the titular role, having... Read more
Jayne Houdyshell & Jefferson Mays
4 Tony Award winners added to the cast of The Music Man on Broadway
The hugely anticipated Broadway revival of Meredith Willson's The Music Man has added four Tony Award winners to its cast, as Jayne Houdyshell, Jefferson Mays, Marie Mullen, and Shuler Hensley join... Read more
Tom Hiddleston in Betrayal
A New York Theatre Guide to... Betrayal!
Having played a sold-out run at London’s Harold Pinter Theatre in spring of this year, becoming the hot ticket of the town and the crown jewel of London’s acclaimed “Pinter at the Pinter” season,... Read more
David Josefsberg
David Josefsberg to succeed Rob McClure in Beetlejuice on Broadway
Jump in the Line! Broadway alum David Josefsberg is set to join the company of the Broadway premiere of the otherworldly musical comedy Beetlejuice on September 24, 2019. He will assume the role of... Read more
Tom Sturridge in Sea Wall and Jake Gyllenhaal in A Life
A New York Theatre Guide to... Sea Wall/A Life!
Over at the Hudson Theatre, audiences have been flocking to a unique and intimate performance of poignant storytelling under the banner of Sea Wall/A Life. Following its sold-out Off-Broadway run at... Read more
Simon Russell Beale, Ben Miles & Adam Godley in The Lehman Trilogy
The Lehman Trilogy to transfer to Broadway's Nederlander Theatre in 2020
Following initial performances at the National Theatre in 2018 and a subsequent West End transfer earlier this year, The Lehman Trilogy will receive its Broadway premiere. The strictly limited 16-... Read more
September Highlights on Broadway
September 2019 Highlights on Broadway and Beyond
As the temperatures begin to dip in the coming months, things are really starting to heat up on the Great White Way. No less than ten new Broadway productions begin performances in New York City this... Read more