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  • We couldn't be happier! Wicked has announced two new Broadway cast members. Tony Award winner Michele Pawk will step into the role of Madame Morrible on December 12, and Michael Wartella has just returned to the role of Boq, beginning November 15. Pawk — whose previous Broadway credits include Beautiful, Hairspray, Mamma Mia, Hollywood Arms, Chicago, and Cabaret — will replace Sharon Sachs, who plays her final performance on December 11. Wartella, who last played Boq from 2013-2014, now replaces...

  • UPDATE: A Doll's House will play the Hudson Theatre for a 16-week run, beginning February 13 ahead of a March 9 opening night. This is Chastain's house! Oscar winner Jessica Chastain will return to Broadway for the first time in 10 years in a new production of A Doll's House on Broadway. Directed by Jamie Lloyd, A Doll's House will open in the spring at a date and venue to be announced. This version of Henrik Ibsen's classic play is adapted by Amy Herzog, making her Broadway playwriting debut....

  • Stories of star-crossed young lovers from feuding families don’t come more famous – or woeful – than Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet. Quick recap: they meet, they fall in love, they tragically die. He drinks poison because he thinks she’s dead. (Nope. Just sleeping.) When she wakes up and realizes he’s gone, she takes a knife (“O happy dagger!”) and takes her own life. But what if Juliet dropped the blade, picked herself up, and started a whole new life? The pop jukebox musical & Juliet, now on...

  • Happy Hough-lidays! Emmy Award-winning performer Julianne Hough will return to the New York stage this December with a holiday concert. Performances will take place for two weekends only: on December 9-10 and 16-17 at 8 p.m. Hough's concert will celebrate the holidays and the spirit of New York with music, dance, and storytelling. The show will take place at the Paradise Club, an intimate cabaret venue at The Times Square EDITION Hotel. Hough came to fame as a pro dancer on Dancing With the...

  • Oh, shucks! A new Broadway musical, titled Shucked, has announced an opening in spring 2023. Performances will begin March 8 at the Nederlander Theatre ahead of an April 4 opening night. Shucked marries musical comedy with country flair, bringing together artists from both these worlds on its creative team. Jack O’Brien, the five-time Tony Award-winning director of Hairspray, directs, and the book is by Tootsie Tony winner Robert Horn. They’ve teamed up with Grammy-winning country...

  • Can you feel the love tonight? On November 13, The Lion King played its 25th-anniversary performance on Broadway. The musical is the third-longest-running Broadway show in history, behind The Phantom of the Opera and Chicago, having played nearly 9,800 performances. Lyricist Tim Rice, director Julie Taymor, choreographer Garth Fagan, co-composer Lebo M, and bookwriters Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi were among the guests at the special performance at the Minskoff Theatre. Various actors who have...

  • Mike's making waves! Comedian Mike Birbiglia is back on Broadway with The Old Man and the Pool, his second Broadway show following The New One. That show focused on the milestone of fatherhood, and The Old Man and the Pool is about a different turning point in Birbiglia's life: coming of middle age. With his trademark blend of comic storytelling and witty jokes, Birbiglia talks about discovering he has heart problems and mustering up the will to pick up the habits that will help, including...

  • Photo credit: Chicago cast (Photo by Jeremy Daniel)

    Pop, six, squish, uh-uh, Cicero, tickets! Chicago tickets are now on sale through October 1, 2023. Get Chicago Broadway tickets now. Chicago follows housewife-turned-murderess Roxie Hart, whose crimes make her a local celebrity thanks to her smooth-talking lawyer, Billy Flynn. She competes with vaudeville star Velma Kelly, also in prison, for the attention and sympathy of Billy and the press, in the hopes of getting acquitted. This Chicago production is a revival, following the original Broadway...

  • Ohio State Murders will offer rush and lottery tickets, the show announced ahead of its first Broadway performance tonight. The play by Adrienne Kennedy is the first show to reopen the newly renovated and renamed James Earl Jones Theatre; its official opening night is December 8. Ohio State Murders offers a digital lottery for $54 tickets. The lottery is open for entries between midnight and 3 p.m. the day before each performance; winners are drawn at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Winners can purchase up to...

  • Dancin' is making the leap! The first revival of this dance revue, now titled Bob Fosse’s Dancin', is set to open on Broadway this spring, 41 years after its original production opened. Performances begin March 2 ahead of a March 19 opening night at the Music Box Theatre. Bob Fosse’s Dancin' features two hours of Fosse's legendary choreography, including rarely performed routines. This revival puts a modern spin on his trademark moves, reimagining classic Fosse for the 21st century and...

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