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  • The Karate Kid

    Wax on, wax off, wax on...Broadway! It has now been announced that the beloved 1984 Columbia Pictures movie "The Karate Kid" is being adapted into a Broadway musical.The tuner will feature a book by original screenplay writer Robert Mark Kamen, as well as a new score by Drew Gasparini, and the production will be helmed by renowned Japanese director Amon Miyamoto and choreographed by MTV VMA nominees Keone and Mari Madrid. It will also feature scenic design by Tony and two-time Emmy Award winner...

  • BroadwayCon 2020

    It's time to dust off those Wicked, Hamilton and Cats costumes, theatre fans! Yes, the biggest fan convention dedicated to all things Broadway opens its doors tomorrow to once again delight you die-hard aficionados all weekend long and we've got our guide to all the highlights of BroadwayCon 2020 right here for you... Where and when is BroadwayCon 2020?This year, BroadwayCon returns to the New York Hilton Midtown (at 1335 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019) in Manhattan. The convention begins at 8am...

  • Michael James Scott in Aladdin

    Back for more Arabian Nights! Original company member Michael James Scott is set to reprise the role of Genie in Disney's hit Broadway musical Aladdin at the New Amsterdam Theatre from February 28, 2020. Current cast member Major Attaway is now scheduled to play his final performance on February 16.Scott, who originated the role of Genie in the Australian production of Aladdin and won a Helpmann Award for his efforts, has previously appeared in the Broadway productions of The Book of Mormon,...

  • Matt McGrath

    Stage veteran Matt McGrath has joined the cast of the upcoming Broadway premiere of Conor McPherson's Girl from the North Country, which features the songs of music icon Bob Dylan. McGrath replaces previously announced David Pittu who has now left the production due to scheduling conflicts.McGrath's previous Broadway credits include Cabaret, A Streetcar Named Desire, and Working. His many Off-Broadway credits include a Lucille Lortel Award-winning performance in The Legend of Georgia McBride for...

  • Alexandra Billings

    Time for "a change in the weather" perhaps? "Transparent" standout Alexandra Billings makes history today, becoming the first openly trans actor to play the role of Madame Morrible in the long-running hit musical Wicked at the Gershwin Theatre.Ms. Billings is best known for her role as Davina on Amazon's "Transparent" and she previously made her Broadway debut in 2018's The Nap at Manhattan Theatre Club. Her other screen credits include Amazon's "Goliath," as well as "How to Get Away With...

  • James Cromwell & Jane Alexander in Grand Horizons

    Second Stage Theater has now released official production photography for its current Broadway premiere of Bess Wohl's Grand Horizons, directed by Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman.The new shots depict the entire star-studded Broadway cast, which includes Tony & Emmy Award winner Jane Alexander (as Nancy), Emmy Award winner James Cromwell (as Bill), Tony Award winner Priscilla Lopez (as Carla), Ben McKenzie (making his Broadway debut as Ben), Maulik Pancholy (as Tommy), Tony Award nominee...

  • Producers of the upcoming Broadway revival of Neil Simon's comedy Plaza Suite have now announced the complete cast to join four-time Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner Sarah Jessica Parker and two-time Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick.The cast will also include Danny Bolero (as The Waiter), Drama Desk Award nominee Molly Ranson (as Jean McCormick/Mimsey Hubley), and Eric Wiegand (as The Bellhop/Borden Eisler).In addition, Tony Award winner Michael McGrath and Tony Award nominee Erin Dilly...

  • Erika Henningsen & Jeremy Kushnier

    Lincoln Center Theater has now confirmed complete casting for the Broadway premiere of the upcoming new musical Flying Over Sunset. The LSD-themed tuner is scheduled to begin previews at the Vivian Beaumont Theater on March 12, 2020, ahead of an official opening on April 16.Joining previously announced principal cast members Tony Award nominee Carmen Cusack (as Clare Booth Luce), Tony Award nominee Harry Hadden-Paton (as Aldous Huxley), and Tony Award nominee Tony Yazbeck (as Cary Grant), will...

  • Ciara Renée, Ryan McCartan & McKenzie Kurtz

    Disney Theatrical has now announced three new principal cast members joining the Broadway company of Frozen from February 18, 2020.Ciara Renée will play the role of Elsa, taking over from original cast member Caissie Levy. Renée recently starred Off-Broadway as Mariana in MCC Theater's world premiere musical The Wrong Man. Her previous Broadway credits include the roles of The Witch in Big Fish in 2013 and The Leading Player in Pippin in 2014. She also originated the role of Esmeralda in The...

  • Cynthia Nixon

    Two-time Tony Award winner Cynthia Nixon is set to direct Jane Chambers' landmark lesbian play Last Summer at Bluefish Cove on Broadway in 2020.The play was groundbreaking when it premiered Off-Broadway at the Actors' Playhouse in 1980 and this 40th Anniversary production will make history as the first Broadway production to feature an all-female cast and creative team (to be announced at a later date). A theatre and exact dates will also be confirmed in due course.Synopsis: "It's 1980 at...

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