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  • Ethan Slater

    Tony Award nominee Ethan Slater has been cast in Classic Stage Company's star-studded Off-Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's cult favorite Assassins, which is expected to run at CSC's Lynn F. Angelson Theater from April 2 through May 17, 2020, with an official opening set for April 16.Slater, who will play Lee Harvey Oswald/The Balladeer at CSC, shot to fame after originating the titular role in SpongeBob SquarePants on Broadway in the fall of 2017, receiving his Theatre...

  • Trevor: The Musical

    Producers Roy Furman and A.B & W. Productions have announced that Trevor: The Musical will receive its New York premiere at Stage 42. The musical will begin performances Off-Broadway in April 2020, with further details on performance dates to be announced.Trevor: The Musical is a stage adaptation of Trevor, a 1994 Academy-Award winning short film following a teenager named Trevor whose crush on a schoolmate named Pinky Faraday is found out. The movie inspired The Trevor Project, a crisis...

  • Suzanne Vega

    Ahead of previews of the world premiere of Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice beginning later this month, The New Group has announced that Suzanne Vega will join the cast as the Band Leader. She will replace the musical's composer and lyricist Duncan Sheik, who was previously slated in the role.Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice will begin previews at the Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre within the Pershing Square Signature Center on January 16, 2020, ahead of an official opening night on...

  • Nicco Annan, Sheldon Best, Cecil Blutcher, Korey Jackson, Toussaint Jeanlouis, and Eric B. Robinson Jr.

    Signature Theatre has announced casting for the upcoming world premiere comedy The Hot Wing King, written by Katori Hall and directed by Steve H. Broadnax III.The cast includes Nicco Annan (as Big Charles), Sheldon Best (as Isom), Cecil Blutcher (as Everett "EJ"), Korey Jackson (as Dwayne), Toussaint Jeanlouis (as Cordell), and Eric B. Robinson Jr. (as TJ).Synopsis: "Ready, set, fry! It's time for the annual Hot Wang Festival in Memphis, Tennessee, and Cordell Crutchfield knows he has the wings...

  • Montego Glover & Kara Young

    Casting is now complete for the previously announced New York premiere comedy All the Natalie Portmans, written by C.A. Johnson and directed by Kate Whoriskey.The Off-Broadway cast includes Joshua Boone (as Samuel), Tony Award nominee Montego Glover (as Ovetta), Elise Kibler (as Natalie Portman), Renika Williams (as Chantel), and Kara Young (as Keyonna).Synopsis: "All The Natalie Portmans is a fantastical new coming-of-age comedy. Keyonna is sixteen years old, extremely close with her older...

  • Courtney Reed & Francis Jue

    Signature Theatre has now announced casting for its upcoming New York premiere of Cambodian Rock Band, written by Lauren Yee and directed by Chay Yew, which is scheduled to begin previews at Pershing Square Signature Center's Irene Diamond Stage on February 4, 2020, ahead of an official opening on February 24 and a limited engagement through March 8, 2020.The cast will include Francis Jue (as Duch), Abraham Kim (as Rom), Jane Lui (as Pou), Joe Ngo (as Chum), Courtney Reed (as Neary/Sothea), and...

  • The Cast of We Will Rock You

    Don't stop them now! Queen's spectacular musical We Will Rock You begins performances at the massive Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden tonight and is scheduled to run through November 17, 2019.Synopsis: "We Will Rock You follows two revolutionaries, Galileo and Scaramouche, on a quest to save rock n' roll in a post-apocalyptic world where there are no musical instruments and rock n' roll has died. They join a small group of societal outcasts, the Bohemians, as they fight to take back the...

  • Frank Wood, Ilana Levine & Tess Frazer

    Manhattan Theatre Club has announced initial casting for its upcoming world premiere of The Perplexed, written by Tony Award winner Richard Greenberg and helmed by MTC's Artistic Director Lynne Meadow. Previews are scheduled to begin at New York City Center's Stage I on February 11, 2020, ahead of an official opening on March 3 and a limited engagement through March 29, 2020.The cast includes Patrick Breen (as James Arlen), Margaret Colin (as Evy Arlen-Stahl), Tess Frazer (as Isabelle Stahl),...

  • 'Twas the Night Before... by Cirque du Soleil

    Cirque du Soleil presents its first-ever Christmas show in New York City this holiday season, scheduled to stage its world premiere at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden from December 12 through December 29, 2019.'Twas the Night Before... is the 49th original production by Cirque du Soleil; the Canadian company which has become a world leader in live entertainment and circus arts.Synopsis: "'Twas the Night Before... is an exhilarating new spin on the beloved Christmas classic as only...

  • Jonathan Groff in Little Shop of Horrors

    Ahead of tomorrow's official opening at the Westside Theatre, official production photography has now been released for the highly anticipated Off-Broadway revival of the cult classic musical Little Shop of Horrors. Previews began on September 17, 2019, with an official opening set for October 17, and the production is currently booking through January 19, 2020.The new shots depict the cast of Little Shop of Horrors, which includes two-time Tony Award nominee Jonathan Groff (as Seymour), Emmy...

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