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  • Plans have been announced for Ali, a new musical in development about the life of world boxing champion Muhammad Ali. The show is currently assembling its creative team and plans to play a pre-Broadway engagement in the U.S. before launching a Broadway run. Performance dates and location have yet to be announced.The musical's two creators are Clint Dyer, who will write the book and direct; and Teddy Abrams, who will write the music and lyrics. Abrams previously wrote a rap oratorio, The...

  • There's even more time to go into the woods! The critically acclaimed revival of Into the Woods has extended a second time, with performances now running through January 8, 2023 at the St. James Theatre.Director Lear deBessonet's production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's musical was first staged in May as part of the New York City Center Encores! series for rarely revived musicals. The show initially transferred to Broadway for an eight-week limited engagement through August 21 before...

  • Life imitated art last night at Funny Girl on Broadway, when Lea Michele took her first bow in the role of Fanny Brice. Not only has the Emmy-nominated actress spoken often about her own love of Funny Girl, but her Glee character, Rachel Berry, also landed the role in the final season of the TV series. That episode almost feels like a prophecy now that Michele has become the greatest star of the first Broadway revival.That first performance is certain to go down in theatre history, and the...

  • God, that's good (news)! A new Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Sweeney Todd has been announced. Grammy, Tony, and Emmy Award nominee Josh Groban will star in the title role, with Tony Award winner Annaleigh Ashford as Mrs. Lovett. Performances are set to start on February 26 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre ahead of a March 26 opening night.Groban is a multi-platinum recording artist who has sold millions of records worldwide. He was last seen on Broadway as Pierre in...

  • Good casting never seemed so good! The Broadway premiere of A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical has set its Broadway cast, much of whom starred in the show's pre-Broadway run in Boston. Performances begin November 2 at the Broadhurst Theatre ahead of a December 4 opening.Tony Award nominees Will Swenson and Mark Jacoby will star as Neil Diamond Then and Now, respectively. The cast also features Tony nominee Robyn Hurder as Marcia, Linda Powell as Doctor, Jessie Fisher as Jaye Posner,...

  • Cost of Living

    See Cost of Living at a low cost! The Broadway premiere of Martyna Majok's Pulitzer-winning play will offer rush tickets on TodayTix for its entire run. The show begins performances at Manhattan Theatre Club's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre September 13 and runs through October 30.A limited number of $35 tickets will be available on the TodayTix app the day of each performance. Beginning at 10 a.m., users can claim these tickets on a first-come, first-served basis for that afternoon or evening's...

  • They're bringing the ol' razzle dazzle! Beginning September 12, Brandon Victor Dixon and Amra-Faye Wright will step into Chicago on Broadway. They join the previously announced Angelica Ross (Pose), who will become the first openly transgender woman to play a leading role on Broadway as Roxie Hart.Dixon will play Billy Flynn. He is a two-time Tony nominee for Shuffle Along and The Color Purple on Broadway, and he last starred off Broadway in Black No More earlier this year. Wright returns to the...

  • 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 beginning April 4, 2023 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.Directed by Tony winner Daniel Sullivan, David Auburn's play follows the nonconformist artist Diana and the independent yet naive housewife Alice over one summer in Ohio. The two develop an unlikely friendship and help each other become...

  • 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, the show will mark Byrne's return to Broadway for the first time in six years.Walking with Ghosts is based on Byrne's bestselling memoir of the same name. With humor and heart, he looks back on his childhood in a bygone Ireland, the life of stardom he eventually left it for, and the people and...

  • 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 Spears, The Backstreet Boys, and more, Juliet's loneliness is killing her no more.& Juliet is coming to Broadway on October 28 after a successful run in the West End in London. It provides an alternate ending to Shakespeare's tragedy: What if Juliet hadn't killed herself? Who might she become outside...

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