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  • Photo credit: Ana Villafañe (Photo courtesy of Boneau/Bryan-Brown)

    The name on everybody's lips is gonna be... Ana. Ana Villafañe will play Roxie Hart in the reopening of Chicago on Broadway, with performances resuming at the Ambassador Theatre from September 14. Chicago tickets are on sale now. Villafañe is best known for playing Gloria Estefan in On Your Feet on Broadway, as well as starring in productions of In The Heights and Collective Rage. On television, Villafañe has starred in Younger and Night Court. Villafañe joins the <a...

  • Photo credit: & Juliet in London (Photo by Johan Persson)

    A pre-Broadway engagement for the West End musical & Juliet is scheduled to take place in 2022. & Juliet will begin performances at the Ed Mirvish Theatre in Toronto, Canada from summer 2022, ahead of a potential Broadway transfer. Inspired by Shakespeare's tragedy, & Juliet follows the life of Juliet if she didn't die, instead travelling to Paris. & Juliet is a jukebox musical featuring songs written by Max Martin, a multi-award-winning songwriter whose songs include "Roar,"...

  • Lillias White and Bianca Marroquin

    UPDATE: Marroquín and Ana Villafañe, who plays Roxie Hart, have extended their runs in Chicago through January 9, 2022. White has also extended her run as Matron "Mama" Morton, playing her final performance on December 26, 2021.And all that jazz! The long-running musical Chicago has announced initial casting ahead of its reopening on Broadway September 14. Tony winner Lillias White and longtime cast member Bianca Marroquin will lead the cast as Matron "Mama" Morton and Velma Kelly,...

  • Photo credit: for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf (Photo by Joan Marcus)

    Tony nominee Camille A. Brown will direct and choreograph the 2022 Broadway revival of Ntozake Shange's for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf. The production will mark her Broadway directorial debut.Brown's previous Broadway credits include Once on This Island and Choir Boy as choreographer, the latter of which earned her a Tony Award nomination. She also choreographed the 2019 production of for colored girls at The Public Theater, which was directed by Leah C....

  • Photo credit: Winter Garden Theatre and a Tony Award (Photo by Gene Reed and courtesy of the Tony Awards)

    Ahead of next month's 2020 Tony Awards, details for a Broadway location to host the ceremony have been revealed. The 74th Annual Tony Awards will take place at the Winter Garden Theatre on September 26, and will be hosted by Audra McDonald.This will mark the second time a Tony Awards ceremony has been held at the Winter Garden Theatre, which previously held the 1975 Tony Awards.Even though the Tony Awards will take place at the Winter Gardfen Theatre, an industry viewing party will take place at...

  • Photo credit: Rachel Tucker in Come From Away (Photo by Matthew Murphy)

    Get ready to go back to the rock! The full cast to star in Come From Away at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre has been revealed, ahead of reopening on September 21.The full cast includes Rachel Tucker as Beverley and others, who originated the role in London to Olivier-nominated acclaim. The cast also includes De'Lon Grant, Joel Hatch, Caesar Samayoa, James Seol, Q. Smith, Pearl Sun, Astrid Van Wieren, Emily Walton, Jim Walton, Sharon Wheatley, Paul Whitty, Josh Breckenridge, John Jellison, Tony...

  • Beanie Feldstein

    Don't rain on her parade! Beanie Feldstein will star as Fanny Brice in a new revival of Funny Girl, which is scheduled to start performances in spring 2022 at the theatre to be announced. "The first time I played Fanny Brice was at my third birthday party, in a head-to-toe leopard print outfit my mom made for me," Feldstein said in a statement. "So, it's safe to say that stepping into this iconic role, on Broadway and not in my family's backyard, is truly my lifelong dream come true. I am...

  • Photo credit: Michael James Scott (Photo by Deen van Meer)

    Get ready for a whole new world on Broadway, as the Aladdin cast has been named. Aladdin reopens at the New Amsterdam Theatre from September 28, and Aladdin tickets are on sale now.Michael Maliakel will play the title role in Aladdin, joined by Shoba Narayan as Jasmine. Michael James Scott will reprise the role of the Genie, alongside Jonathan Freeman as Jafar and Don Darryl Rivera as Iago, Milo Alosi as Kassim, Brad Weinstock as Omar, JC Montgomery as Sultan. Zach Bencal will now play the role...

  • Photo credit: Quentin Earl Darrington, Whitney Bashor and Gabriel Ruiz (Photos courtesy of DKC/O&M)

    UPDATE: Casting for the role of Little Michael has been announced, with Walter Russell III and Christian Wilson alternating in the role. In addition, Devin Trey Campbell will play the role of Little Marlon.You'll wanna be startin' something to get to Broadway, as the complete cast for Michael Jackson musical MJ has been announced. MJ begins previews at the Neil Simon Theatre on December 6 ahead of an opening night on Feb. 1, 2022.As previously announced, Myles Frost will make his Broadway debut...

  • Photo credit: The Lion King (Photo by Joan Marcus)

    The circle of life is being filled in once more, as the full cast for The Lion King's Broadway reopening has been named. The Lion King is at the Minskoff Theatre from September 14, and The Lion King tickets are on sale now.Brandon A. McCAll will make his Broadway debut as Simba, reprising the role after starring in the tour. Many of the lead cast members will be returning to The Lion King, including L. Steven Taylor as Mufasa, Adrienne Walker as Nala, Tshidi Manye as Rafiki, Stephen Carlile as...

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