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  • Get ready to hear them sing! The Broadway-bound musical Sing Street has set its cast for its run at Boston's Huntington Theatre, from August 26 to October 2. The show plans to transfer to Broadway afterward at a yet-unspecified date.Based on the 2016 movie of the same name, Sing Street is set in 1980s Dublin, where a boy starts a band with his friends to escape his home life — and impress a girl. The musical adaptation had its world premiere at New York Theatre Workshop in 2019. That production...

  • 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 that to heart. Thanks to their equally sumptuous productions, the words "Moulin Rouge" have come to be associated with glitz and glamour, high energy and even higher kicks, and love that conquers all (it's set in Paris, the City of Love, after all!).But before you even get a taste of the story of...

  • They're one of a kind, no category! New cast members are set to join Six on Broadway beginning August 7. The show plays the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.Keri René Fuller rejoins the cast as Jane Seymour — she temporarily filled in for Abby Mueller in March — and Bre Jackson assumes the role of Catherine of Aragon. They replace original cast members Mueller and Adrianna Hicks, respectively. Hicks will be joining the Broadway cast of Some Like It Hot in the fall.Additionally, Brennyn Jackson will step...

  • If you're feeling a bit exhausted by all the binge-watching you've been doing, here's a self-care tip: Turn off your laptop and pick up a book! It's the perfect time to read your way through that never-ending list of books on your shelf and check off everything on your must-read bucket list. Here's a roundup of some of our favorite theatre biographies, artist memoirs, play collections, and historical tomes that will give you an insight into the lives of those who have revolutionized our...

  • 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 The Kite Runner and Into the Woods, but fall is when lots of new shows begin to open. And it's not just Broadway shows — Off-Broadway theatres and opera companies make grand returns in the fall after summer hiatuses.All this means that no matter where you are in New York City, be it the Theatre...

  • & Juliet

    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 that's still going strong, & Juliet is now bringing its larger-than-life energy and pop score to Broadway.The show imagines what would happen if Juliet didn't die at the end of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet and instead explored the world beyond Verona. She takes her friends to Paris and...

  • The Kite Runner

    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. It is about the deep friendship between two friends, Amir and Hassan, which is torn apart and then put back together after many years. The story, though fully original, pulls from many sources of inspiration. Hosseini, himself an Afghan American writer, pulls from his own experiences moving from...

  • & Juliet

    It's gonna be you that lives out your teenage dreams at & Juliet, the new hit musical that's ready to blow the roof off the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. This fresh, fun coming-of-age tale gives a new lease on life to a time-honored heroine: Juliet from Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet. This musical gives the character a new lease on life, putting her in a story that doesn't end in death. Instead, she travels to Paris, makes new friends, and finds out who she is independent of Romeo.This...

  • Moulin Rouge! The Musical

    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 audiences at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre since 2019.Based on the acclaimed Baz Luhrmann movie of the same name, Moulin Rouge! The Musical centers on the bohemian writer Christian, who visits the Moulin Rouge nightclub in Paris and falls into a star-crossed romance with its "sparkling diamond": the...

  • Who's ready for a feast? The grill's fired up and a celebration is underway at The Public Theater, where James Ijames's Fat Ham is having its live, New York premiere through July 17. This send-up of Shakespeare's Hamlet substitutes a Black, queer college kid named Juicy for the Danish prince. They both have similar ambitions of revenge — maybe.Knowing Hamlet isn't necessary to understand Fat Ham: Ijames's play is similar enough that Hamlet fans will find familiar themes, and different enough...

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