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  • David Hyde Pierce & Alysha Deslorieux

    Ahead of performances of The Visitor starting next month, the full casting for the musical's world premiere has been announced. The Visitor will begin performances at the Public Theater's Newman Theater on March 24, 202, ahead of an official opening on April 15, with performances running through May 10, 2020.Alysha Deslorieux joins the company as Zainab, replacing the previously announced Joaquina Kalukango, who had to withdraw from The Visitor due to scheduling conflicts.The full cast of The...

  • Faith Salie

    Audible Theater has announced the New York premiere of Faith Salie's Approval Junkie, directed by Amanda Watkins, which is set for a limited engagement at the Minetta Lane Theatre from March 17 through April 19, 2020, with an official opening on March 25.Synopsis: "From winning her high school beauty pageant, to picking the perfect outfit to wear to her divorce, Faith Salie is the ultimate approval seeker. Salie has adapted her story into the heartfelt (and disturbingly hilarious) one-woman...

  • Taylor Iman Jones

    Due to prior obligations, Lesli Margherita will take a leave of absence from the new musical Emojiland later this month. Covering the role of Princess from February 18 to 23 will be Taylor Iman Jones, it was announced today.Ms. Jones' previous stage credits include the Broadway productions of Head Over Heels and Groundhog Day, Roundabout Theatre Company's recent world premiere musical Scotland, PA, the National Tour of Green Day's American Idiot, the Kennedy Center production of The Who's Tommy...

  • Jeremy Jordan

    Suddenly, there'll be a new Seymour... On March 17, 2020 Tony Award nominee and Broadway favorite Jeremy Jordan will return to the New York stage to assume the role of Seymour in the smash hit Off-Broadway revival of the cult classic musical Little Shop of Horrors. He is scheduled to play a limited 8-week engagement at the Westside Theatre through May 10, with current cast member and Tony Award nominee Gideon Glick set for his final performance in the role on March 15.Jeremy Jordan has...

  • Dot-Marie Jones

    Nothin' but a Good Time is heading Dot-Marie Jones' way! The "Glee" standout is set to make history as the first-ever woman to play Bourbon Room owner Dennis Dupree in the much-loved jukebox musical Rock of Ages.Jones will make her New York stage debut for an 8-week limited engagement at New World Stages from February 24 through April 19, 2020, during current cast member Matt Ban's leave of absence with Ban returning to the production from April 20.Jones earned three Emmy Award nominations (in...

  • Jasai Chase-Owens, Sharlene Cruz & Austin Smith

    New York Theatre Workshop has now confirmed casting for its upcoming production of Sanctuary City, written by Pulitzer Prize winner Martyna Majok and directed by Rebecca Frecknall.The cast includes Jasai Chase-Owens (as B), Sharlene Cruz (as G), and Austin Smith (as Henry).Synopsis: "DREAMers. Lovers. Life-long friends. Negotiating the promise of safety and the weight of responsibility, they'll fight like hell to establish a place for themselves and each other in America."The newly announced...

  • Jennifer Damiano, Joél Pérez, Ana Nogueira & Michael Zegen in Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice

    Ahead of its official opening, The New Group has announced a 1-week extension for its current world premiere of Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, which began previews at the Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre within the Pershing Square Signature Center on January 16, 2020. An official opening night is set for February 4, and the limited engagement will now close on March 22, 2020 (instead of March 15).Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice features a book by Jonathan Marc Sherman, with music...

  • Joél Pérez, Shaina Taub & Darius de Haas

    The Public Theater has now confirmed details for the 2020 Shakespeare in the Park season at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park.Kicking off the season will be a rare revival of Shakespeare's Richard II, directed by Saheem Ali, marking the drama's first Shakespeare in the Park presentation in over 30 years. The only other production of the play was staged in 1987, starring Peter MacNicol as the titular character.Synopsis: "The last of the divinely anointed monarchs ascends to the throne in...

  • Joe Pantoliano

    Emmy Award-winning star of "The Sopranos," Joe Pantoliano has confirmed his return to the New York stage. He is set to star in the world premiere of new American drama Drift, written by William Francis Hoffman and directed by Academy Award winner Bobby Moresco.Previews are scheduled to begin at New World Stages on February 29, 2020, ahead of an official opening on March 16 and a limited run through May 24, 2020.Synopsis: "Set in the blue collar, urban landscape of the 1950's, Drift is the...

  • Trevor

    Dates have now been confirmed for the previously announced New York premiere of Trevor. The new tuner is scheduled to begin previews at Stage 42 on April 7, 2020, ahead of an official opening on April 21.Synopsis: "Trevor is a new musical about a 13-year-old force of nature with a vivid imagination. As he deals with becoming a teenager, Trevor struggles to navigate his own identity and determine how he fits in a challenging world."Based on an original story by James Lecesne and the 1994 Academy...

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