Broadway News & Features - August 2022

Gabriel Byrne's 'Walking with Ghosts' to premiere on Broadway
Two-time Tony Award nominee Gabriel Byrne will premiere his acclaimed solo show on Broadway, Walking with Ghosts, this fall. Running for 75 performances at the Music Box Theatre beginning October 18... Read more
Laura Linney to star in 'Summer, 1976' on Broadway
Emmy Award winner and five-time Tony Award nominee Laura Linney is returning to the New York stage. She will star in Manhattan Theatre Club's production of Summer, 1976 on Broadway, with performances... Read more
Top theatre to see in New York in September
September is when three things begin in earnest: fall, school, and theatre. New shows opened during the summer, but September is when the Broadway season gets into full swing, with lots of new... Read more
How '& Juliet' uses pop songs to tell a fresh coming-of-age story
Juliet’s loneliness was killing her, according to the ending of Romeo & Juliet. But in the new musical & Juliet, a sequel to Shakespeare’s play that features the popular songs of Britney... Read more
Broadway plays to see this fall
Spring usually sees the premieres of lots of new Broadway musicals, but in the fall, the play's the thing. (There are still musicals opening, too.) From an epic play about a Jewish family in the 20th... Read more
Kander and Ebb, Lin-Manuel Miranda musical 'New York, New York' to open on Broadway
If it can make it here, it can make it anywhere! A new musical titled New York, New York, loosely based on the 1977 Martin Scorsese film, is set to open on Broadway in the spring. Performances will... Read more
The Collaboration
Learn about Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and their artwork that inspired 'The Collaboration'
Two iconic artists, one highly anticipated exhibit. That's the most basic gist of The Collaboration, the latest stage play by four-time Oscar-nominated writer Anthony McCarten. He's known for semi-... Read more
'KPOP' sets new Broadway casting
Meet the K-ast! The Broadway musical KPOP has set its full cast, joining the previously announced Luna, of the K-pop group f(x), in the lead role of MwE. Besides Luna, three other previously... Read more
The Kite Runner
The true Afghan history that inspired 'The Kite Runner' book, movie, and play
Khaled Hosseini’s moving, expansive novel The Kite Runner has been adapted into a play and is currently running on Broadway. It spans two countries, Afghanistan and the United States, and two decades... Read more
1776
Why the Broadway musical '1776' is the original 'Hamilton'
“Sit down, John!” That’s the name of a song from the classic Founding Fathers musical 1776 and a line from the modern Founding Fathers musical Hamilton. But that’s not where the similarities between... Read more
See these new musicals in New York
How do you prefer your musicals? Light and funny? Deep and dark? Kooky and weird? This fall on Broadway and off Broadway, there’s a new musical for everyone. From historical dramas to teenage coming-... Read more
1776
See these historical Broadway shows for back-to-school season
Summer is now winding to a close, and it’s almost time for kids to go back to school. But just because school is starting up again doesn’t mean you can’t still take them to the theatre. This fall,... Read more
Complete schedule of Broadway closings
Broadway closings aren't the most exciting part of New York theatre — no one likes to see a show they love go away. But it's good to stay updated on Broadway shows closing so you don't miss a musical... Read more
'Take Me Out' to return to Broadway with Jesse Williams and Jesse Tyler Ferguson
The team is reuniting for another season! Take Me Out, which won the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play in 2022, will return to Broadway for a limited engagement with two of its original stars.... Read more
'Moulin Rouge! The Musical' to offer same-day Satine Seats on TodayTix
Get seats fit for a sparkling diamond! Beginning today, Moulin Rouge! The Musical on Broadway will offer "Satine Seats," which are same-day seats that can be purchased on TodayTix. Through this... Read more
Photo credit: Gavin Creel and Joshua Henry in Into the Woods (Photo courtesy of production)
Stephanie J. Block, Sebastian Arcelus, and Montego Glover join ‘Into the Woods’ on Broadway
Find out who will join Into the Woods on Broadway from September. Into the Woods recently extended on Broadway and is at the St. James Theatre through October 16. Real-life spouses Sebastian Arcelus... Read more
'A Strange Loop' to offer digital rush tickets
Rush-er, Rush-er! A Strange Loop will offer a digital rush for all future Broadway performances. The Tony Award-winning Best Musical plays the Lyceum Theatre. A limited number of $55 tickets will be... Read more
Weezer cancels Broadway residency
Weezer has reportedly canceled its planned Broadway residency. It was previously announced that the Los Angeles-based rock band would play five concerts in New York, from September 13-18, to promote... Read more
Broadway musicals to see this fall
Broadway is best known for its musicals. From The Lion King to Chicago to The Phantom of the Opera, Broadway musicals make up some of the longest-running shows in New York history and attract... Read more
Photo credit: 13 the Musical (Photo courtesy of production)
Meet the stars of tomorrow in Jason Robert Brown's '13' on Netflix
For Broadway-loving teens in the late aughts, 13 was a defining musical. The preppy Jason Robert Brown musical follows Evan Goldman, a 13-year-old boy who makes a life-changing move to Indiana with... Read more
Jane Lynch to exit 'Funny Girl' on Broadway early
Goodbye, gorgeous. Five-time Emmy Award-winning Glee star Jane Lynch has set an early exit date from Funny Girl. Originally scheduled to depart the show on September 4, she will now play her final... Read more
How to get to Broadway theatres
There are lots of different ways to get around New York City. Between subways, buses, and taxis, there are plenty of public transportation options if you don't have a car. But if you're taking a trip... Read more
Complete cast set for '1776' on Broadway, including Carolee Carmello
UPDATE: Grammy and Emmy Award winner Kristolyn Lloyd (Dear Evan Hansen, Confederates) will assume the role of John Adams from Crystal Lucas-Perry beginning October 25. Lucas-Perry will play her final... Read more
'Only Gold' sets full Off-Broadway cast
MCC Theater has set the full cast for its world-premiere musical, Only Gold, which features music and lyrics by award-winning British singer Kate Nash and a book, direction, and choreography by Tony... Read more
Lillias White to star as Hermes in 'Hadestown' on Broadway
Wait for her, she's comin'! Tony Award winner Lillias White joins the cast of Hadestown on Broadway as Hermes, making her the first female actor in the role. She begins performances at the Walter... Read more
'Ohio State Murders,' starring Audra McDonald, to play the James Earl Jones Theatre
The previously announced Broadway production of Adrienne Kennedy’s Ohio State Murders, starring six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald, has set its venue and dates. The show will reopen the newly... Read more
'Hamilton' tickets on sale through March 2023
Hamilton is non-stop! Lin-Manuel Miranda's hip-hop history musical now has tickets on sale through March 2023. Get Hamilton tickets on New York Theatre Guide. Beginning January 2023, Hamilton will... Read more
Angelica Ross to star as Roxie in 'Chicago' on Broadway
The name on everybody's lips is gonna be... Angelica! Pose star Angelica Ross is set to make her Broadway debut in Chicago on Broadway. She steps into the show at the Ambassador Theatre for eight... Read more
The Phantom of the Opera
See these long-running shows on Broadway right now
When you think of Broadway, a few names probably light up in your mind: Hamilton, Wicked, The Phantom of the Opera. It’s for a good reason — those are some of Broadway’s longest-running shows, some... Read more
A complete guide to fall theatre in NYC
Fall means the start of many things: school, the changing of the weather and the leaves, and another New York theatre season. The 2022-23 Broadway season officially kicked off over the summer with ... Read more
Moulin Rouge! The Musical
How the Al Hirschfeld Theatre becomes a Parisian nightclub in 'Moulin Rouge! The Musical'
Harold Zidler says in Moulin Rouge! The Musical, "The Moulin Rouge is a state of mind." The movie that bears the iconic French nightclub's name, and now the Broadway musical adaptation, have taken... Read more
See these new plays and world premieres on Broadway and off Broadway
New Off-Broadway plays regularly showcase limitless risk-taking, creativity, and excellence, and this year is no different. A couple of all-new plays are premiering directly on Broadway this spring,... Read more
Moulin Rouge! The Musical
Top 10 reasons to see 'Moulin Rouge! The Musical' on Broadway
Why see Moulin Rouge! The Musical on Broadway? Because you can-can-can! Truly, though, there are plenty of reasons to check out this 10-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical, which has been dazzling... Read more
& Juliet
Top 10 reasons to see '& Juliet' on Broadway
You're gonna hear the audience roar — with laughter and applause — at & Juliet, the new musical that puts a classic leading lady at the center of her own new story. Fresh from a hit London run... Read more
Photo credit: To Kill a Mockingbird (Photo courtesy of production)
‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ will not return to Broadway
Aaron Sorkin’s stage adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird will not resume Broadway performances. The play, based on Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, ran for just over three years on Broadway... Read more
'Dear Evan Hansen' sets Broadway record
Dear Evan Hansen will be found in the record books! The six-time Tony Award-winning musical has become the longest-running show in the history of Broadway's Music Box Theatre. As of July 29, it had... Read more
Ryoko Yonekura
Ryoko Yonekura to return to 'Chicago' on Broadway
The name on everybody's lips is gonna be Ryoko — again! Japanese actress Ryoko Yonekura will star in Chicago on Broadway for 16 performances in November. She will play Roxie Hart from November 7-20.... Read more