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  • 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 Broadway performance as Mrs. Brice on August 14, due to a previously scheduled vacation and awards ceremony.From August 16 to September 4, Lynch's standby, Liz McCartney, will assume the role of Mrs. Brice. Lynch's previously announced full-time replacement, four-time Tony Award nominee Tovah Feldshuh,...

  • 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 Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler. Performances run from October 5 to November 27, with a November 7 opening night.Nash herself leads the 26-person cast as the narrator, which also stars three-time Tony Award nominee Terrence Mann as the King, Tony Award nominee Karine Plantadit as Roksana, Gaby Diaz...

  • Lea Michele in Spring Awakening

    Hey Broadway, here she is! After a nearly 15-year absence, Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominee is making her return to the New York stage. She's the latest headliner at the August Wilson Theatre, where she's leading the company of the first Funny Girl revival as Fanny Brice from September 6.Most people know Michele as the high school singing sensation Rachel Berry on Glee, which has taken up much of her time in those 15 years off from Broadway. But she actually got her start in the theatre as a...

  • Photo credit: 13 the Musical (Photo courtesy of production)

    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 his family just before his bar mitzvah.Even though 13 only played for one season, the musical made Broadway stars out of Victorious's Elizabeth Gillies and Grammy-winning artist Ariana Grande — heard of her? It's now set to do the same for a new generation of performers, as a film adaptation of 13...

  • 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 performance October 23.They're making history! Roundabout Theatre Company has named the full cast for its Broadway revival of the musical 1776. Performances begin at the American Airlines Theatre on September 16 ahead of an October 6 opening night, and the limited run will go through January 8,...

  • 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 christened James Earl Jones Theatre, formerly called the Cort Theatre, in November.Performances will begin November 11 ahead of a December 8 opening night. The full cast and creative team have yet to be announced.Directed by Kenny Leon, Ohio State Murders centers on a professor, Suzanne Alexander...

  • 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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...

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