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  • Funny Girl

    Life's candy and the sun's a ball of butter because Funny Girl is here. On Broadway for the first time since its 1964 premiere, the musical that made the greatest star out of Barbra Streisand has gotten a new production with Beanie Feldstein in the title role. Funny Girl follows the life and career of Ziegfeld Follies star Fanny Brice, who rises to the peak of her fame just as she falls for Nick Arnstein, a gambler with a shady past. She puts everything on the line for love — but does it pay...

  • Come From Away

    Come From Away is making history! With its 1,544th performance at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on Broadway tonight, Irene Sankoff and David Hein's musical will become the longest-running show to ever play at the theatre.The milestone is being celebrated by temporarily renaming West 45th Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues Come From A-Way for the day. In addition, tonight's performance will feature performances by actors from past shows at the Schoenfeld, including Tony Award winner Andre...

  • Wicked

    How wonderful! The in-person Wicked Broadway lottery has returned for the summer, with tickets being made available each performance day outside the Gershwin Theatre.The lottery, which offers 26 tickets to each show at $30 each, will open two and a half hours before each performance, and people have a half hour to enter. Winners will be announced two hours before the performance. Each person can request up to two tickets, and payments must be made in cash.Running to acclaim on Broadway since...

  • Six

    If all you wanna do is have fun at a high-energy, eye-catching, contemporary new musical filled with pop music, then Six is the show for you. British writers Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss wrote this musical when they were still college students, so it was only natural that their show would amass young fans all over the globe. But this isn't only a show for young people. Anyone who's ever jammed out to popular songs on the radio and/or loves history will enjoy Six, which reimagines the six wives of...

  • Paradise Square

    Musical theatre paradise is at the Barrymore Theatre in the form of Paradise Square, one of the most Tony-nominated hit shows of 2022. The show takes its name from a fictional tavern run by an interracial couple, Nelly and Willie O'Brien, who represent the broader congregation of Irish immigrants and free Blacks in 1863 Lower Manhattan. Their bar is a place where these two groups mingle in harmony — until the Draft Riots of 1863 break out and pit them against each other.Paradise Square isn't...

  • Corey Hawkins and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II

    Corey Hawkins and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II will star in the first Broadway revival of Suzan-Lori Parks's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Topdog/Underdog this fall. The 16-week limited engagement will begin at the Golden Theatre on September 27 ahead of an October 20 opening.Tony Award-winning director Kenny Leon will direct the play, which follows the adult lives of two brothers named Lincoln and Booth. The two Black men clash with each other as they weather their individual struggles with poverty,...

  • The Music Man

    The big parade is going on longer! The six-time Tony-nominated revival of The Music Man, starring Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster, has put a new block of Broadway tickets on sale. Tickets are now available for performances through November 27.Jackman stars as Professor Harold Hill, a con man who poses as a music teacher to swindle small-town residents out of their money. His latest target is River City, Iowa, and while most of the town is fooled by his charm, one person isn't — the local...

  • Lena Horne

    The Brooks Atkinson Theatre on Broadway is set to be renamed the Lena Horne Theatre. Named for a late New York Times theatre critic since 1960, the theatre will now be named for a historic Black actress and civil rights activist. It will be the first Broadway theatre named after a Black woman.Horne was active on Broadway from 1934 to 1981, making her Broadway debut in Dance With Your Gods. Her final Broadway show was a solo concert titled Lena Horne: "The Lady and Her Music." In 1957, she...

  • Chicago

    The name on everybody's lips is gonna be Bianca, again! Bianca Marroquín will return to star as Roxie Hart in Chicago on Broadway from June 21. She replaces Emma Pittman, the "Search for Roxie" contest winner making her Broadway debut in the role; her final performance is June 19.Marroquín has played Roxie on and off in the U.S. and Mexico for the past 20 years, beginning with a Mexico City production of Chicago in 2002. She first played Roxie on Broadway that year, too. In 2021, she was part of...

  • T. Oliver Reid

    There's a new god in town! T. Oliver Reid has been announced as the permanent replacement for the role of Hermes in Hadestown. He will take over the role at Broadway's Walter Kerr Theatre from June 14.Reid replaces original cast member André De Shields, who won a 2019 Tony Award for his portrayal of Hermes. De Shields played his final performance on May 29, and understudies have been playing the role in the meantime.An original cast member himself and the show's dance captain, Reid is an...

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