Broadway News & Features - January 2020

Jordan Fisher
Jordan Fisher assumes the titular role of Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway
He's waving through the windows of the Music Box Theatre! Jordan Fisher takes over the titular role in the Tony Award-winning 'Best Musical' Dear Evan Hansen tonight and is set for a limited 16-week... Read more
Reeve Carney & Eva Noblezada in Hadestown
Hadestown triumphs at the 2020 Grammy Awards
The New York Theatre Guide congratulates the Broadway premiere of Hadestown, which was triumphant at The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles last night, taking home the... Read more
Ben McKenzie
A New York Theatre Video Guide to... Grand Horizons on Broadway!
Last night Second Stage Theater celebrated the official opening of a new tragi-comedy by the talented playwright Bess Wohl. Entitled Grand Horizons, after the retirement home where Bill and Nancy now... Read more
Samantha Williams
Samantha Williams & more complete the Broadway cast of Caroline, or Change
Roundabout Theatre Company has now announced complete casting for the upcoming Broadway revival of Tony & Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Kushner and Tony Award winner Jeanine Tesori's musical ... Read more
Kate Rockwell, Tina Fey, Reneé Rapp & Krystina Alabado
Tina Fey announces Mean Girls movie musical adaptation
"Where Do You Belong?... back on the silver screen!" Tina Fey, the Tony-nominated writer of Mean Girls, has confirmed that the new Broadway musical adaptation will itself be adapted into an upcoming... Read more
Rachel Tucker in Come From Away
Rachel Tucker is set to return to Broadway in Come From Away
Rachel Tucker, the Olivier Award-nominated star of the West End premiere of Come From Away, has announced she will return to New York and reprise her roles of Beverly Bass and Annette in the smash... Read more
The Karate Kid
The Karate Kid, a new musical based on the 1984 movie, is Broadway-bound
Wax on, wax off, wax on...Broadway! It has now been announced that the beloved 1984 Columbia Pictures movie "The Karate Kid" is being adapted into a Broadway musical. The tuner will feature a book by... Read more
BroadwayCon 2020
A New York Theatre Guide to... BroadwayCon 2020!
It’s time to dust off those Wicked, Hamilton and Cats costumes, theatre fans! Yes, the biggest fan convention dedicated to all things Broadway opens its doors tomorrow to once again delight you die-... Read more
Michael James Scott in Aladdin
Michael James Scott sets Broadway return to Aladdin
Back for more Arabian Nights! Original company member Michael James Scott is set to reprise the role of Genie in Disney's hit Broadway musical Aladdin at the New Amsterdam Theatre from February 28,... Read more
Matt McGrath
Matt McGrath joins the Broadway cast of Girl from the North Country
Stage veteran Matt McGrath has joined the cast of the upcoming Broadway premiere of Conor McPherson's Girl from the North Country, which features the songs of music icon Bob Dylan. McGrath replaces... Read more
Alexandra Billings
Alexandra Billings makes history in Wicked on Broadway
Time for "a change in the weather" perhaps? “Transparent” standout Alexandra Billings makes history today, becoming the first openly trans actor to play the role of Madame Morrible in the long-... Read more
Erika Henningsen & Jeremy Kushnier
Erika Henningsen, Jeremy Kushnier & more complete Broadway cast of Flying Over Sunset
Lincoln Center Theater has now confirmed complete casting for the Broadway premiere of the upcoming new musical Flying Over Sunset. The LSD-themed tuner is scheduled to begin previews at the Vivian... Read more
Matthew Broderick & Sarah Jessica Parker
Full cast confirmed to join Matthew Broderick & Sarah Jessica Parker in Plaza Suite
Producers of the upcoming Broadway revival of Neil Simon's comedy Plaza Suite have now announced the complete cast to join four-time Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner Sarah Jessica Parker and two-... Read more
James Cromwell in Grand Horizons
Official Broadway production photos released for Grand Horizons
Second Stage Theater has now released official production photography for its current Broadway premiere of Bess Wohl's Grand Horizons, directed by Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman. The new shots... Read more
Ciara Renée & McKenzie Kurtz
Ciara Renée, McKenzie Kurtz & Ryan McCartan to join cast of Disney's Frozen
Disney Theatrical has now announced three new principal cast members joining the Broadway company of Frozen from February 18, 2020. Ciara Renée will play the role of Elsa, taking over from original... Read more
Cynthia Nixon
Cynthia Nixon to direct landmark lesbian play Last Summer at Bluefish Cove on Broadway
Two-time Tony Award winner Cynthia Nixon is set to direct Jane Chambers' landmark lesbian play Last Summer at Bluefish Cove on Broadway in 2020. The play was groundbreaking when it premiered Off-... Read more
Laura Linney in My Name is Lucy Barton
Official Broadway production photos released for My Name is Lucy Barton, starring Laura Linney
Manhattan Theatre Club has now revealed production photography for its current American premiere of My Name is Lucy Barton, starring four-time Tony Award nominee Laura Linney. The production began... Read more
David Alan Grier in A Soldier's Play
Official Broadway production photos released for A Soldier's Play
Roundabout Theatre Company has now released official production photography for its current Broadway premiere of Charles Fuller's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama A Soldier's Play. Under the direction of... Read more
Cameron Dallas
Social Media star Cameron Dallas makes Broadway debut in Mean Girls
He's sooooo fetch! Musician and Social Media star Cameron Dallas makes his Broadway debut in the hit musical Mean Girls at the August Wilson Theatre tonight. He assumes the role of "heartthrob" Aaron... Read more
Oscars 2020
2020 Oscar nominees include Cynthia Erivo, Adam Driver and more Broadway alumni
The New York Theatre Guide would like to take this opportunity to congratulate a whole host of Broadway alumni who were honored this morning for their work on the silver screen. Notable names that... Read more
Jeanna de Waal
Full casting announced for Broadway premiere of Diana: The Musical
Producers have announced the full cast for the upcoming Broadway premiere of Diana at the Longacre Theatre. Diana will begin performances on March 2, 2020, with an official opening night on March 31... Read more
Sutton Foster & Roger Bart in Young Frankenstein on Broadway
Young Frankenstein to be televised in live musical event
Are you ready to “join the family business”? The television network ABC has announced that Young Frankenstein will be the latest musical to be broadcast as a live television musical. Based on the... Read more
Dharon E. Jones
Dharon E. Jones to take over the role of Riff in West Side Story on Broadway
It has been announced that Dharon E. Jones will take over the role of Riff in the Broadway revival of West Side Story at the Broadway Theatre. West Side Story began previews on December 10, 2019,... Read more
Andre Braugher & Enrico Colantoni
Andre Braugher, Enrico Colantoni & more to join Debra Messing in Birthday Candles on Broadway
Roundabout Theatre Company has now revealed complete casting to join Emmy Award winner and 9-time Golden Globe nominee Debra Messing in the upcoming New York premiere of Birthday Candles. New... Read more
Quentin Earl Darrington
Quentin Earl Darrington & more to join Ephraim Sykes in MJ The Musical on Broadway
"You Are Not Alone," Ephraim Sykes! Additional casting has now been revealed to join the previously announced Tony and Grammy Award nominee, who will be starring as Michael Jackson in the forthcoming... Read more
Brenock O’Connor & Jakeim Hart in Sing Street
New musical Sing Street will officially transfer to Broadway
The current world premiere production of Sing Street, based on John Carney's 2016 indie film, will transfer directly to Broadway this spring. The new musical is currently running at New York Theatre... Read more
Pearl Sun
Pearl Sun steps in for Emily Walton in Broadway's Come From Away
Current standby Pearl Sun steps in to cover the roles of Janice & others in the smash hit musical Come From Away at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre tonight for a run through March 29, 2020,... Read more
Miguel Cervantes in Hamilton
Miguel Cervantes is set to return to titular role in Hamilton on Broadway
He'll be back in "The Room Where It Happens"! Miguel Cervantes will be reportedly returning to the titular role in the Broadway production of smash hit musical Hamilton this spring (an exact start... Read more
Jeannette Bayardelle & Rachel John
5 Questions from Over the Pond: Girl from the North Country's Jeannette Bayardelle & Rachel John
Over the pond, the celebrated musical Girl from the North Country (which intertwines the greatest hits of music legend Bob Dylan with an original, Great Depression-era story by Irish playwright Conor... Read more
Erika Jayne
Erika Jayne makes her Broadway debut in Chicago
The name on everybody's lips is gonna be... Erika! "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" standout Erika Jayne makes her Broadway debut tonight, assuming the role of Roxie Hart in the longest-running... Read more
Tony Goldwyn
Tony Goldwyn joins the cast of The Inheritance on Broadway
"Scandal" star Tony Goldwyn returns to Broadway today and joins the cast of the Olivier Award-winning "Best New Play" The Inheritance at the Barrymore Theatre. As previously reported, Goldwyn will... Read more
Laura Linney in My Name is Lucy Barton
My Name is Lucy Barton, starring Laura Linney, begins performances on Broadway
Laura Linney returns to the Great White Way tonight! The four-time Tony Award nominee will reprise her UK stage debut performance in the titular role of My Name is Lucy Barton at the Samuel J.... Read more
January 2020 on Broadway
Editor's Top 5 Picks for January 2020 on Broadway and Beyond
Happy New Year to all our readers from all of us here at the New York Theatre Guide! Bring on the roaring twenties, we say, and bring on a fresh decade of delights on the Great White Way! But before... Read more