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  • MJ The Musical

    Can you feel it? It's the burst of energy coming from the Neil Simon Theatre every night during performances of MJ The Musical on Broadway. Tabloid junkies, smooth criminals, and dancing machines will all find something to love in this new show about the groundbreaking career of Michael Jackson. The show's pre-Broadway run was canceled and its original Broadway premiere postponed, making this production the musical's world premiere.Set during rehearsals for his Dangerous World Tour, the show has...

  • Nilo Cruz, Sergio Mendes, Sergio Trujillo

    Brazil is coming to America in 2023! Black Orpheus, a new musical based on the 1956 Brazilian play Orfeu de Conceição, is in development for Broadway. In 2022, the show will have a developmental workshop and an out-of-town run at a regional theatre to be determined, ahead of a planned Broadway premiere in 2023.Nilo Cruz, a 2003 Pulitzer Prize winner for his play Anna in the Tropics, will adapt Vinicius de Moraes's Orfeu de Conceição script into the musical's book. Black Orpheus also features...

  • Aladdin

    Spend an Arabian night at Aladdin, the hit Disney musical that's been bringing magic to the New Amsterdam Theatre since 2014. Nearly 20 years after Disney released the Oscar and Grammy Award-winning film of the same name, the film's original composer and lyricists collaborated once more to bring the story of Aladdin to the stage. The musical had its world premiere in Seattle in 2011 before coming to Broadway, and Aladdin has since won multiple awards and gone on to productions all across the...

  • New Off-Broadway plays regularly showcase limitless risk-taking, creativity, and excellence, and this year is no different. A couple of all-new plays are premiering directly on Broadway this spring, but there are plenty more at Off-Broadway theatres around the city to explore.Some of this year's new plays share common themes, including intergenerational struggles, changing friendships, and self-discovery that happens inside a classroom. But with each playwright, and respective casts coming from...

  • The Little Prince

    There's simply no comfort like cozying up with a good book and getting lost in the story, forgetting about the outside world while you're immersed in the world within the pages. In that way, reading is like theatre: Live shows also allow an escape from everyday life for a while. When you're in a theatre, you can let the sets, costumes, and actors transport you into an entirely different place or time. So it's the perfect storm when the two come together — when a book you've read gets adapted...

  • A Strange Loop

    The Broadway premiere of A Strange Loop, the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical by Michael R. Jackson, has confirmed the dates and casting for its Broadway run. As previously announced, the musical will play the Lyceum Theatre, with performances starting April 6 ahead of an April 26 opening.Jaquel Spivey will lead the A Strange Loop cast as Usher, a Black, gay writer who works a day job as a theatre usher while writing an original show. He previously played the role at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company...

  • The Kite Runner

    The Kite Runner is taking flight across the pond! The stage adaptation of Khaled Hosseini's bestselling novel, which was last seen in London's West End in 2016 and 2017, will now debut on Broadway at the Hayes Theater. Performances begin July 6 ahead of a July 21 opening night, and the limited engagement of The Kite Runner will go through October 30.The Kite Runner is set in Kabul, Afghanistan, in 2001, when the Taliban is seizing control and the country is on the verge of war. The story is...

  • Photo credit: Ariana DeBose on Saturday Night Live (Photo by Will Heath, courtesy of NBC) 

    Tonight, tonight, won't be just any night, especially now that West Side Story's Ariana DeBose has made her Saturday Night Live hosting debut. The Golden Globe-winning actress hosted Saturday Night Live on 15 January, and spoke about her performance as Anita, as well as the power of Broadway. During her opening monologue, DeBose said: "It is great to be here representing not only the Latino community as an Afro-Latina, but also the Broadway community. Obviously, Broadway has been through a lot...

  • Birthday Candles

    Your wish has come true! The complete cast for Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway production of Birthday Candles has announced its full cast. After its original premiere date in 2020 was delayed, Noah Haidle's play will begin performances at the American Airlines Theatre on March 18 ahead of an April 10 opening.Nearly all the previously announced cast members from 2020 will remain in their roles, with Debra Messing leading the cast as Ernestine Ashworth. Enrico Colantoni will also star as...

  • Life's candy and the sun's a ball of butter! Nearly 60 years after premiering to acclaim on Broadway, the classic musical Funny Girl is getting its very first Broadway revival in 2022. This turbulent love story is based on the real-life relationship between Ziegfeld Follies comedienne Fanny Brice and gambler Nicky Arnstein. The show traces the rise and fall of Fanny's career together with that of her and Arnstein's relationship, which ends up being more difficult than either would have bet on....

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