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  • Lindsay Pearce & Sam Gravitte

    "Congratulotions" to Lindsay Pearce and Sam Gravitte! Ms. Pearce, a "Glee" and "The Glee Project" alum, is set to make her Broadway debut when she takes over the leading role of Elphaba in the long-running hit musical Wicked at the Gershwin Theatre. Mr. Pearce, who has previously appeared in the ensemble, will assume the role of Fiyero. Both new additions to the cast will begin performances on February 25 with current stars Hannah Corneau and Jake Boyd playing their final performances on...

  • Abby Mueller, Samantha Pauly, Adrianna Hicks, Andrea Macasaet, Brittney Mack & Anna Uzele in SIX

    Get ready for the "historemix," Broadway! The musical phenomenon SIX begins previews at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre tonight, ahead of an official opening on March 12.SIX is written by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss and co-directed by Ms. Moss and Jamie Armitage.Synopsis: "Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived. From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, SIX the wives of Henry VIII take the mic to reclaim their identities out of the shadow of their infamous spouse—remixing five hundred years...

  • Sabrina Carpenter

    Singer, songwriter & actress Sabrina Carpenter will officially make her Broadway debut on March 10, 2020, when she assumes the role of Cady Heron in the smash hit Broadway musical Mean Girls at the August Wilson Theatre. She is set to play a limited 14-week engagement through June 7, 2020.Producers commented: "We look forward to welcoming the extraordinarily talented Sabrina Carpenter leading our company, alongside new and returning cast members, as we graduate into year three on...

  • Laura Leigh Turner

    Meet the Plastics' new member... Laura Leigh Turner will officially make her Broadway debut on March 10, 2020, assuming the role of Karen Smith in the hit Broadway musical Mean Girls at the August Wilson Theatre. Original company member Kate Rockwell is now scheduled to play her final performance in the role on March 8.A graduate of Oklahoma City University, Ms. Turner's previous regional and school production credits include Memphis, Hairspray, Sister Act, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and Shrek...

  • David Jeffery

    Dear Connor Murphy... David Jeffery joins the hit Broadway production of Dear Evan Hansen at the Music Box Theatre tonight, assuming the role of Connor Murphy.Mr. Jeffery is a Canadian actor and an original Toronto company member of Dear Evan Hansen, who also previously served as an understudy for the roles of Evan Hansen, Jared Kleinman and Connor Murphy on the show's National Tour. His regional theatre credits also include Rent , Spring Awakening, Next to Normal, and Disney's Newsies.The...

  • Rodney Ingram, Ainsley Melham & Marina Pires

    Shining, shimmering, splendid news! Disney Theatrical has released details of upcoming principal cast changes for its smash hit Broadway musical Aladdin, as the show approaches its sixth anniversary at the New Amsterdam Theatre.Ainsley Melham, star of the original Australian production of Aladdin, is set to return to the titular role on Broadway in March (with an exact date to be confirmed shortly). Current star Clinton Greenspan is scheduled to play his final performance as Aladdin on February...

  • Debra Messing, Jesse Williams, Armie Hammer, Sara Jessica Parker, Laurence Fishburne, Dan Stevens, Mary-Louise Parker, Ben Miles & Laurie Metcalf

    This spring sees a whole host of famous faces treading the Broadway boards. Some might consider themselves regular stage veterans, whilst others haven't been seen on the Great White Way in several years. Some are even making their Broadway debuts this spring. And the selection of plays they will be featured in is an optimal mix of tried and tested masterpieces from such greats as Edward Albee, Neil Simon, and David Mamet, and fresh, new works ready to stage their Broadway premieres.So, here's...

  • Olivia Kaufmann

    Following yesterday's announcement that Chad Burris is set to join the Broadway company of Mean Girls and take over the role of Damian Hubbard, it has now been reported that current standby Olivia Kaufmann will step up and assume the role of Janis Sarkisian full-time on the same date, March 10, 2020. Original cast member Barrett Wilbert Weed is scheduled to play her final performance as Janis on March 8.Ms. Kaufmann's regional credits include Saturday Night Fever, Lizzie, The Theory of...

  • Broadway Spring Preview 2020 - The Musicals

    As temperatures in the Big Apple slowly but surely begin to rise, the Broadway season itself is undoubtedly heating up this spring with no less than nine new musicals and revivals officially opening in New York City. As ever, Broadway has struck just the right balance of new offerings, catering to the widest range of tastes, so, once again, we're more than confident that there will be something for everyone this spring. From ground-breaking revivals and popular film-to-stage adaptations to...

  • Jeannette Bayardelle and the cast of Girl from the North Country

    Get ready for a "Hurricane"! The Broadway premiere of Conor McPherson's Girl from the North Country, which features the songs of music icon Bob Dylan, begins previews at the Belasco Theatre tonight. An official opening is set for March 5.Check out our Girl from the North Country-themed edition of 5 Questions from Over the Pond featuring Jeannette Bayardelle and her recent West End counterpart, Rachel John here.Synopsis: "1934. A time-weathered guesthouse in the heartland of America. Only a song...

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