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  • The Music Man

    The revival of Meredith Willson's The Music Man is in rehearsals for its Broadway run, starring Hugh Jackman as Professor Harold Hill and Sutton Foster as Marian Paroo. Performances begin at the Winter Garden Theatre on December 20 ahead of a February 10 opening night.In The Music Man, the con man Harold Hill sells instruments and uniforms to hopeful bands, claiming to be a music instructor that will guide them to success, only to disappear the minute he makes a sale. When he arrives in River...

  • The revival of Ntozake Shange's for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf has confirmed the venue and dates for its Broadway run. The play, directed and choreographed by Camille A. Brown, will be housed at the Booth Theatre, the same venue where for colored girls first played on Broadway in 1976. Performances begin March 4 ahead of a March 24 opening night.for colored girls is Shange's seminal work, a choreopoem that uses poetry, song, and movement to tell the...

  • Another hundred people can get Company tickets! Rush tickets for the revival of the Stephen Sondheim and George Furth musical will be available beginning with the first performance on November 15. Company officially opens December 9 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.A limited number of $43 rush tickets will be offered in person when the box office opens at 10 a.m. each day, except Sunday. Each person can purchase up to two tickets. Seating locations are determined at the discretion of the box...

  • Chicken & Biscuits

    The Broadway comedy Chicken & Biscuits has announced a closing date of November 28 at the Circle in the Square Theatre. The play, written by first-time Broadway playwright Douglas Lyons and helmed by Zhailon Levingston, the youngest-ever Black director on Broadway, was originally set to run through January 2, 2022."We make this decision with a very heavy heart, as this production has brought so much joy into our lives during a very challenging time," the show's producers said in a statement....

  • Billy Crystal

    Billy Crystal is set to star in a new musical adaptation of the 1992 film Mr. Saturday Night on Broadway, which is set to begin performances March 1, 2022 ahead of a March 31 opening night at the Nederlander Theatre. He will reprise the leading role of Buddy Young Jr. that he originated in the film.Mr. Saturday Night follows Buddy, a comedian, who rose to fame in the early days of television but whose career has been past its peak for 40 years. During that time, he became estranged from many of...

  • Stome of Broadway's top shows came together as part of the Metropolitan Transit Authority's "Welcome Back to New York" campaign. Cast members from Six, Waitress, Chicago, The Phantom of the Opera, Mrs. Doubtfire, Dear Evan Hansen, and Moulin Rouge! The Musical are all featured in an ad for the subway system with the slogan, "The Only Sure Way to Make It to Broadway."The ad is a recreation of a 1977 MTA ad campaign with the same tagline, which featured stars like Carol Channing in Hello, Dolly!,...

  • Slave Play

    The return Broadway engagement of Jeremy O. Harris's Slave Play has announced its complete cast. Devin Kawaoka and Jonathan Chad Higginbotham will play Dustin and Phillip, respectively, joining previously announced original Broadway cast members Ato Blankson-Wood, Chalia La Tour, Irene Sofia Lucio, Annie McNamara, and Paul Alexander Nolan, as well as new cast member Antoinette Crowe-Legacy.The show also announced the return of the Black Out program, which makes certain performances of Slave Play...

  • UPDATE: Mayor Bill de Blasio has updated the vaccine requirements for children. From December 14, children ages 5-11 will be required to present proof of at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine to enter the theatre. The dose must have been administered 14 days prior to the performance. Like those ages 12 and older, young children will only be able to present proof of a negative test in lieu of a vaccine if they have a medical or religious exemption.The Broadway League has announced updated...

  • Joshua Henry and Tyrone Davis, Jr.

    Waitress has some hot and fresh new cast members! Beginning November 29, three-time Tony Award nominee Joshua Henry will take over the role of Dr. Pomatter, and current ensemble member Tyrone Davis, Jr. will take over the role of Ogie.Henry is known for his Tony-nominated performances as Billy Bigelow in the 2018 Carousel revival, as Flick in the 2014 Broadway premiere of Violet, opposite Sutton Foster, and as Haywood Patterson in The Scottsboro Boys in 2010. His other Broadway credits include...

  • Cynthia Erivo and Ariana Grande

    Oh, what a celebration they'll have today! The upcoming film adaptation of Wicked has found its stars, with Tony Award winner Cynthia Erivo announced as Elphaba and Grammy Award winner Ariana Granda as Glinda. Wicked film director John M. Chu <a href="https://twitter.com/jonmchu/status/1456429386631057411?s=11"broke the news on Twitter on November 4, posting screenshots of the video call on which he told Erivo and Grande they had gotten the roles.Erivo, an English actress, made her stage debut...

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