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  • 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 Kerr Theatre on September 13.White has had a four-decade career on Broadway since making her debut in Barnum in 1981. She won a Tony Award for her performance in The Life in 1997, and got another nomination for Fela! in 2010. Her other notable Broadway credits include Dreamgirls as Effie, How to Succeed...

  • 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 weeks, from September 12 to November 6.Ross is best known for her role as Candy on the Netflix series Pose, which made history by featuring the largest transgender cast ever on a scripted TV show. Now, Ross herself makes history as the first openly transgender woman to play a leading role in a Broadway...

  • 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 also implement a new performance schedule, replacing its Wednesday matinees with Sunday evening performances.Hamilton became an instant phenomenon upon its Broadway premiere in 2015. The show centers on Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, who immigrated from the Caribbean, founded America's financial...

  • The Phantom of the Opera

    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 of which have been running in New York for decades. Over the years, they've established themselves as modern classics that still play to full houses night after night as though the opening-night hype was still fresh.These popular musicals, which range from a groundbreaking Disney show to a hip-hop...

  • 1776

    "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 the two musicals end. If you love Hamilton, then you should head straight over to its forerunner 1776 when it comes back to Broadway this fall.1776 will be getting a long-awaited Broadway revival at the American Airlines Theatre, beginning September 16. The musical, featuring music and lyrics by...

  • 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 played 1,618 performances at the venue, and it will have played a total of 1,678 when the musical closes on September 18.The previous record was held by the play The Deathtrap, which played 1,611 performances at the Music Box from 1978-1982.The title character of Dear Evan Hansen is an anxious and...

  • Ryoko Yonekura

    UPDATE: Yonekura has canceled her planned engagement in 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.Yonekura first played the role of Roxie in the first Japanese production of Chicago in 2008. In 2012, she played the role on Broadway for the first time, later returning for limited engagements in 2017 and 2019. Yonekura is...

  • Photo credit: To Kill a Mockingbird (Photo courtesy of production)

    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.In January, it was announced that To Kill a Mockingbird would play its final performance at the Shubert Theatre on January 16 and go on hiatus through June 1, when the show would reopen at the Belasco Theatre. In March, the musical Girl From the North Country, which went on its own winter hiatus...

  • Photo credit: Gary Cooper in High Noon

    The world premiere of High Noon will open on Broadway in 2023. The stage adaptation of the Academy Award-winning 1952 film marks the first Western play to premiere on Broadway this century.High Noon follows Marshal Will Kane as he decides whether to face his enemies alone or leave with his wife. High Noon received seven Academy Awards, including a Best Actor award for Gary Cooper, Best Screenplay and Best Picture. In 1989, High Noon was selected by the Library of Congress to be preserved in the...

  • Photo credit: The Piano Lesson (Photo courtesy of production)

    The Fall 2022 Broadway revival of August Wilson's The Piano Lesson will no longer run at the St. James Theatre. The Piano Lesson will now play a 17-week engagement at the Barrymore Theatre, with performances from September 19."We are thrilled to have secured this iconic playhouse, which happened to have been one of August Wilson's favorite theaters. The legacy of the Barrymore makes it the ideal space to experience a play all about how we shepherd and look after our ancestral legacies," said...

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