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  • Jessica Vosk as Elphaba

    Broadway's hit musical Wicked is set to welcome Jessica Vosk to the cast at the Gershwin Theatre, as she assumes the leading role of Elphaba from July 16, 2018. Ms. Vosk previously played the role on the National Tour of Wicked from September 2016 through to September 2017 and has also appeared on Broadway in Fiddler on the Roof, Finding Neverland and The Bridges of Madison County. Current cast member Jackie Burns is scheduled to play her final performance as Elphaba on July 14.The current...

  • Major Attaway as Genie, Caissie Levy as Elsa & Jelani Remy as Simba

    As the snow storm lifts in New York City and the icy temperatures (rather fittingly) welcome the official Broadway opening of Disney's Frozen at the St. James Theatre tonight, we thought we would take a look back at the epic journey of Disney Theatrical and the company's evolution in establishing itself as a critically-acclaimed Broadway powerhouse.Terrence Mann & Susan Egan in Beauty and the Beast (Photo by Joan Marcus)"Be Our Guest" may have been the name of the grandest, show-stopping...

  • Peter Jöback

    Broadway's longest-running show of all time The Phantom of the Opera is set to reach a monumental milestone in January and will celebrate its 30th Anniversary on the Great White Way. The New York production will have grossed over $1.1 billion at the box office and will have played 12,500 performances to 18 million people at the Majestic Theatre when the musical enters its fourth decade on Broadway. The 30th Anniversary celebration will be held on Wednesday, January 24, 2018.Producers Cameron...

  • According to The Sun, there may be another bio-musical in development for both Broadway and the West End. Tony, Oscar and Grammy Award-winning musician Elton John is providing his impressive back catalogue of hits, whilst his 'Billy Elliot' colleague and Tony winner Lee Hall is set to write the book for the project entitled Rocketman the Musical.According to Old Vic Theatre Chief Executive Sally Greene's comments in The Sun, there are big plans in store for John's biography. Tom Hardy has...

  • Tony nominee Jonathan Groff will not reprise his role as 'Claude,' which he played off-Broadway, when Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical plays on Broadway. Groff, currently appearing off-Broadway in Prayer for My Enemy, originated the role of 'Claude' when the musical played an extended run at Delacaorte Theatre earlier this year. Groff was nominated for a Tony Award for his portrayal of 'Melchior' in the Broadway musical Spring Awakening. He made his Broadway debut in 'In My Life'...

  • Recording Artist Jordan Fisher will make his Broadway debut when he assumes the roles of John Laurens and Phillip Hamilton in Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony Award-winning musical Hamilton at Broadway's Richard Rodgers Theatre on 22 November 2016. Original cast member Anthony Ramos will play his final performance on 20 November, and go on to film a leading role in Spike Lee's "She's Gotta Have It" on Netflix. Jordan Fisher is signed to Hollywood Records and represented by Abrams Artists Agency. His...

  • Broadway's hit musical Wicked will welcome new principals next month to join current stars Rachel Tucker (Elphaba) and Jonah Platt (Fiyero) at the Gershwin Theatre.Beginning 2 February, the cast will include Carrie St. Louis (Glinda), Peter Scolari (The Wizard), Dawn E. Cantwell (Nessarose), Michael Genet (Dr. Dillamond) and Zachary Noah Piser (Boq).In addition, two-time Tony Award winner Judy Kaye assumes the role of Madame Morrible from 16 February (with Kathy Fitzgerald covering the role...

  • The full cast has been announced for Peter Shaffer's Tony Award-winning play Equus, opening at the Boardhurst Theatre on 25 Sep 2008, following previews from 5 Sep and running through to 4 Feb 2009. Joining the previously announced Richard Griffiths, Daniel Radcliffe and Kate Mulgrew in Equus are Anna Camp, Carolyn McCormick, Lorenzo Pisoni, T. Ryder Smith, Graeme Malcolm and Sandra Shipley, along with Collin Baja, Tyrone Jackson, Spencer Liff, Adesola Osakalumi and Marc Spaulding. Daniel...

  • The Lincoln center has announced the complete cast for their upcoming Broadway revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein�S South Pacific which will play at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre from 1 Mar - 22 Jun 2008. Sean Cullen, Victor Hawks, Luka Kain, Li Jun Li, Laurissa Romain, Thomas G. Waites and Noah Weisberg, join the previously announced Kelli O�Hara as Ensign Nellie Forbush, Paulo Szot as Emile de Becque, Loretta Ables Sayre as Bloody Mary, Matthew Morrison as Lt. Joseph Cable and Danny Burstein...

  • Producers of Broadway's hit musical Wicked have announced new principal casting from July 31, 2017, at the Gershwin Theatre.Jackie Burns returns to the lead role of Elphaba. She made her Broadway debut in the 2009 revival of 'Hair' and also appeared in the 2014 Broadway premiere of 'If/Then.' She previously starred as Elphaba on Broadway from September 2011 to February 2013, as well as on the National Tour. She also starred in the lead role of Elizabeth on the National Tour of 'If/Then.'Amanda...

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