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  • Grammy, Emmy, and Oscar-winning artist Common completes the cast of Between Riverside and Crazy on Broadway, joining the original cast members from the play's Off-Broadway premiere. Stephen Adly Guirgis's play runs at the Hayes Theater from November 30 to February 12, with an opening night on December 19.Common will play Junior, a role originated off Broadway by Tony nominee Ron Cephas Jones. He makes his Broadway debut with the production. Common previously acted in films like American...

  • Attention must be paid! The latest revival of Death of a Salesman, starring Wendell Pierce and Sharon D Clarke, will offer rush tickets for its Broadway run this fall. Arthur Miller's play runs from September 17 to January 15, with an opening night on October 9, at the Hudson Theatre.Beginning the morning of the first performance, a limited number of $35 rush tickets will be available each day on the TodayTix app. Users can download the app and "unlock" the rush program by posting about it on...

  • Welcome back to the Rock! Three original Come From Away cast members will return to the show for its final weeks of Broadway performances. Having played at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre since 2017, the Tony-winning musical will end its run October 2.On September 20, Jenn Colella will return to her Tony-nominated role of Capt. Beverley Bass and others; she played another return engagement in the role earlier this summer. Two more original cast members will return September 27: Petrina Bromley,...

  • They're back for one more inning! The complete cast has been set for the return engagement of Take Me Out on Broadway, featuring most of the cast members from its first Tony-winning run earlier this spring. The limited run is at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre from October 27 to January 29.As previously announced, Tony Award nominee Jesse Williams and Tony winner Jesse Tyler Ferguson will return to their roles as Darren Lemming and Mason Marzac, respectively. Also returning are Tony nominee...

  • The & Juliet Broadway cast gave a larger-than-life performance on America's Got Talent on September 7 ahead of the show's Broadway opening. After premiering in London, & Juliet will start performances at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on October 28.With a book by Schitt's Creek writer David West Read and music by multi-Grammy Award-winning songwriter Max Martin, & Juliet gives a classic Shakespeare heroine a new lease on life. The musical imagines what would happen if Juliet didn't die...

  • The big parade is coming to an end. The Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster-led revival of The Music Man has set its Broadway closing date, playing its final performance at the Winter Garden Theatre on January 1. At that time, the show will have played 404 total performances.This revival of Meredith Willson's classic musical was set to open on Broadway in 2020, but was postponed by the pandemic. The show finally began in December 2021 and went on to break Winter Garden box office records and receive...

  • UPDATE: Oscar, Emmy, and Grammy Award-winning actor and musician Common completes the Broadway cast as Junior, taking on the role originated by Ron Cephas Jones. Between Riverside and Crazy marks his Broadway debut.They're between Riverside and casting! Second Stage Theater's Broadway production of Between Riverside and Crazy, Stephen Adly Guirgis's Pulitzer-winning play, has announced casting. The show will begin performances at the Hayes Theater on November 30, with opening night on December...

  • August Wilson's play The Piano Lesson is all about legacy. In the play, two adult siblings feud over what to do with a family heirloom: a hand-carved piano passed down from their ancestors. Whether they decide to sell or keep it will determine how future generations will remember their family's history.The Piano Lesson has its own time-honored legacy. The show premiered in 1987 at Yale Repertory Theatre and opened on Broadway in 1990. Since then, the play has won the Pulitzer Prize, received...

  • A holiday gift came early! Tony Award winner Jefferson Mays will star in his critically acclaimed one-man version of A Christmas Carol on Broadway this winter. The limited holiday engagement will play the Nederlander Theatre from November 8 to January 1, with opening night set for November 21.Mays first performed his version of A Christmas Carol at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles in 2018, and later in New York for a streaming audience in 2020. Both productions received critical acclaim; The...

  • Manhattan Theatre Club has announced the first play in its 2023-24 Broadway season: the world premiere of Jaja's African Hair Braiding by Drama Desk Award-winning playwright Jocelyn Bioh. Directed by Obie Award winner Whitney White, the show will begin performances at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre in fall 2023.Bioh's play is set at the titular salon where every day, a group of African immigrant women create brilliant hair designs for the women of the neighborhood. During the course of one hot...

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