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  • Some Like It Hot Broadway

    The planned stage musical of the 1959 Billy Wilder comedy Some Like It Hot will now receive its world premiere on Broadway next year, it has been announced. The musical was previously reported to receive its world premiere in Chicago next year, however it will now open in New York in fall 2021. The musical will feature a book by Matthew Lopez, music by Marc Shaiman, with lyrics by Shaiman and Scott Wittman. Casey Nicholaw will direct and choreograph Some Like It Hot.Some Like It Hot follows Joe...

  • Caissie Levy in Disney's Frozen

    As we sadly now have to learn to let go of Disney's Frozen on Broadway, a casualty of the current COVID-19 pandemic, we're dedicating today's #QuaranTune to the hard-working cast and crew of the hit musical who will no longer be returning to Arendelle at the St James Theatre."Let It Go" is simply a global phenomenon, written by the husband-and-wife team of Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. Originally performed by Tony Award winner Idina Menzel for the 2013 smash hit animated classic, the...

  • Ciara Renée in Disney's Frozen

    Sad news for the citizens of Arendelle... In light of the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, Disney Theatrical has now confirmed that the Broadway premiere of Frozen will not be returning to Broadway when the current shutdown comes to an end. Therefore, the hit musical officially played its final performance at the St. James Theatre on March 11, 2020, and played a total of 26 previews and 825 regular Broadway performances.Thomas Schumacher, President & Producer Disney Theatrical...

  • Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Diane Paulus, Alanis Morissette, Diablo Cody & Tom Kitt

    "Thank U," Alanis! Producers of Jagged Little Pill have partnered with American Express to bring us a special livestream event, featuring seven-time Grammy Award winner Alanis Morissette, alongside the Broadway cast and appearances by members of the musical's creative team. Entitled You Live, You Learn: A Night with Alanis Morissette and 'Jagged Little Pill', the event will benefit the COVID-19 emergency relief efforts of The Actors Fund and will take place on Tuesday, May 19 at 8pm (ET) on...

  • Mandy Gonzalez & Christopher Jackson in In the Heights

    When it comes to the much anticipated film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda's hit Broadway musical In the Heights, fans may have to keep practicing a little "Paciencia y Fe" as the movie theater release date was pushed back to June 18, 2021 thanks to the current COVID-19 pandemic. However, we're bringing a Washington Heights-themed #QuaranTune today to lift their spirtis. Alabanza!"When You're Home," written by Miranda, was first performed on Broadway by original cast members Mandy Gonzalez and...

  • Sarah Jessica Parker & Matthew Broderick in the Boston production of Plaza Suite

    Good news for fans of Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick: new dates have now been officially confirmed for the Broadway revival of Neil Simon's comedy Plaza Suite.The real-life married couple was set to star in the much anticipated production at Broadway's Hudson Theatre from March 13 through July 12, 2020, with an official opening scheduled for April 13. Producers have now announced that the limited engagement will now run at the same venue from March 19 through July 18, 2021. An...

  • Olly Dobson & Roger Bart in Back to the Future: The Musical

    In many of our daily #QuaranTunes we've lovingly looked back on musical gems of the past, but today it's time to look back to the future (see what we did there?) and showcase the cast of the world premiere production of Back to the Future: The Musical.The stage adapation of the popular 1985 Universal Pictures/Amblin Entertainment film celebrated its world premiere on February 20, 2020 at the Manchester Opera House in the UK. And although the limited engagement was interrupted on March 16 due to...

  • Ephraim Sykes

    For fans of Michael Jackson, the song "Heal the World" has taken on a whole new meaning over the past couple of months. Now, the current COVID-19 pandemic has caused a delay to the eagerly anticipated world premiere of MJ The Musical on Broadway.The new bio-musical was originally scheduled to begin previews at the Neil Simon Theatre on July 6, 2020, ahead of an official opening on August 13. However, the Broadway shutdown has now been enforced through (at least) September 6, 2020.The world...

  • Lin-Manuel Miranda in Hamilton

    Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story?... Disney+, that's who! The Walt Disney Company has just announced a release date for the highly anticipated film version of the musical juggernaut Hamilton. Instead of the previously reported movie theater release date of October 15, 2021, fans will now get to see the film much earlier than anticipated. Hamilton will be streamed worldwide on Disney+ from July 3, 2020, just in time for the Independence Day weekend. Finally, something great has come from...

  • Andrew Rannells and the Cast of The Book of Mormon

    I believe that the New York Theatre community will ultimately recover from the disastrous impact of the current COVID-19 pandemic and I also believe that laughter is a great temporary remedy. Arguably Broadway's most hilarious show (presently in lockdown) has to be the 2011 Tony Award-winning 'Best Musical' The Book of Mormon, so it's time for our Salt Lake City friends to spread a little joy with a Mormon-themed #QuaranTune of the day!"I Believe" was written by Robert Lopez (also represented on...

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