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New Musical Groundhog Day to End Broadway Run; Will Embark on National Tour

New Musical Groundhog Day to End Broadway Run; Will Embark on National Tour

The new Broadway musical Groundhog Day will play its final performance at the August Wilson Theatre on September 17. The show began previews on March 16 and opened on April 17. By closing, Groundhog Day will have played 31 previews and 176 regular performances. The show will kick off an 18-month national tour beginning in 2018.

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Live TV Musical Presentation of Jonathan Larson's Rent Will Air in 2018

Live TV Musical Presentation of Jonathan Larson's Rent Will Air in 2018

Start warming up your vocal cords and get ready to sing along! Fox's upcoming live television presentation of Jonathan Larson's iconic musical Rent will air in 2018, a representative for Fox has confirmed. An exact date for the TV musical will be announced.

The previously announced Rent presentation will be produced by Marc Platt, who is working closely with the ...

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A Christmas Story Live Musical Sets Date; SNL Veteran Maya Rudolph to Take on Lead Role

A Christmas Story Live Musical Sets Date; SNL Veteran Maya Rudolph to Take on Lead Role

This one's bound to win a major award! The highly anticipated live TV presentation of the Tony-nominated musical A Christmas Story will air on December 17 on Fox. SNL Emmy nominee Maya Rudolph has been announced to play the mom of Ralphie Parker.

The previously announced live production is inspired by both the beloved 1983 film and the 2012 Broadway ...

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Tony Winner Lea Salonga, Glee's Alex Newell & More Join Once on This Island

Tony Winner Lea Salonga, Glee's Alex Newell & More Join Once on This Island

And the gods heard our prayers! Tony winner Lea Salonga will return to Broadway in Once on This Island as Erzulie. Glee favorite Alex Newell is set to take on the role of Asaka. Cats favorite Quentin Earl Darrington and Merle Dandridge will play Agwe and Papa Ge, respectively. The musical, which features a book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens ...

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Broadway Production to Be Led by Original London Stars

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Broadway Production to Be Led by Original London Stars

Seven stars of the original West End cast of the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will reprise their roles on Broadway. The previously announced work, which runs in repertory in two parts, will begin in March 2018 with an opening set for April 22 at the Lyric Theatre.

Jamie Parker will play Harry Potter, with Noma Dumezweni as ...

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Broadway Across America to Acquire MagicSpace Entertainment’s Broadway-Presenting Business

Broadway Across America to Acquire MagicSpace Entertainment’s Broadway-Presenting Business

As the foremost presenter of first-class touring Broadway productions throughout North America, Broadway Across America (BAA) announced today that they are now operating in 44 markets in North America. After more than 20 years of presenting touring Broadway in Salt Lake City in partnership with MagicSpace Entertainment, BAA will be acquiring MagicSpace Entertainment’s Broadway-presenting business in Albuquerque, Boise, Fresno and ...

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Top of the Morning! Season Four of Lifetime Channel's Broadway Balances America Will Premiere in September

Top of the Morning! Season Four of Lifetime Channel's Broadway Balances America Will Premiere in September

Grab an extra cup of coffee because your mornings are about to get a Great White Way-sized makeover! Lifetime Channel's award-winning morning show The Balancing Act will present the fourth season of its five-part special series Broadway Balances America, sponsored by Broadway Across America. Season four of the series, which takes you backstage of some of Broadway's most-beloved musicals, will ...

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Aladdin Live-Action Film Casts Its Stars; Plus a New Sneak Peek at Emily Blunt in Mary Poppins Returns

Aladdin Live-Action Film Casts Its Stars; Plus a New Sneak Peek at Emily Blunt in Mary Poppins Returns

It's official! Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott will take a magic carpet ride in Disney's live-action Aladdin film. Massoud will play the title role with Scott as Princess Jasmine, according to Deadline coverage from Disney's D23 Expo. Also confirmed at the expo is the previously speculated Will Smith in the role of the Genie. 

Massoud is most known for ...

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Acclaimed Musical Come From Away Wins Big at Toronto's Dora Awards

Acclaimed Musical Come From Away Wins Big at Toronto's Dora Awards

The acclaimed musical Come From Away took home top honors at Toronto's Dora Awards on June 26. The show won accolades for Outstanding Production—Musical Theatre Division, Outstanding New Musical/Opera and Outstanding Performance in a Musical—Female, Jenn Colella. Come From Away was also honored with the 2017 Jon Kaplan Audience Choice Award.

Come From Away's Dora Awards honors were ...

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Sweeps & Swag! Win VIP Tickets to Escape to Margaritaville's Broadway Premiere & More

Sweeps & Swag! Win VIP Tickets to Escape to Margaritaville's Broadway Premiere & More

Get ready to raise a glass! As previously reported, the Jimmy Buffett musical Escape to Margaritaville is set to play Broadway's Marquis Theatre beginning on February 16, 2018, and we've got your ticket inside the New York premiere. That's right—enter the Escape to Margaritaville sweepstakes for your chance to receive one pair of VIP tickets to attend the first Broadway ...

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Tony Shalhoub, Katrina Lenk & More to Lead Award-Winning The Band's Visit to Broadway

Tony Shalhoub, Katrina Lenk & More to Lead Award-Winning The Band's Visit to Broadway

Tony Shalhoub and Katrina Lenk, who starred in the off-Broadway premiere of The Band's Visit at the Atlantic Theater Company, will reprise their performances for the musical's Broadway debut at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. As previously announced, the show will begin previews on October 7 with an opening scheduled for November 9. David Cromer directs with Andrea Grody as ...

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Cast Album of 2017 Tony-Winning Best Musical Dear Evan Hansen to Be Released on Vinyl

Cast Album of 2017 Tony-Winning Best Musical Dear Evan Hansen to Be Released on Vinyl

The Atlantic Records cast album of 2017 Tony-winning Best Musical Dear Evan Hansen will be released as a vinyl record on July 21. The album that was first released in February features a Tony-winning score by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.

Dear Evan Hansen, playing the Music Box Theatre, is the winner of six 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Book ...

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Odds & Ends: Newsies to Seize the Screen This Summer, Audra McDonald Named Honorary NYMF Chair & More

Odds & Ends: Newsies to Seize the Screen This Summer, Audra McDonald Named Honorary NYMF Chair & More

Newsies to Seize the Screen This Summer
Come August, we’ll be out there carrying the banner—and all the popcorn we can eat! Newsies is heading back to the big screen in select movie theaters on August 5 and August 9. Jeremy Jordan, Kara Lindsay and cute newsboys slinging papes all while downing a box of Milk Duds—seriously, what more could ...

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Tony Roundup! Your Guide To Broadway.com's Complete Coverage of the 2017 Tony Awards

Tony Roundup! Your Guide To Broadway.com's Complete Coverage of the 2017 Tony Awards

The 2017 Tony Awards may be over but that doesn't mean you have to stop celebrating Broadway's biggest night! Relive the fantastic evening with this roundup of Broadway.com's complete coverage. From who wore what to who won what, we've got you covered!

Dear Evan Hansen and Hello, Dolly! Top 2017 Tony Award Winners
Dear Evan Hansen took home six ...

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Could the Tony-Winning Revival of August Wilson's Jitney Come to a City Near You?

Could the Tony-Winning Revival of August Wilson's Jitney Come to a City Near You?

The Broadway revival of August Wilson's Jitney, which won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play, might be mounted elsewhere in the near future, according to Barry Grove, executive producer of the Manhattan Theatre Club. Broadway.com asked Grove in the Tony Awards press room if the production, co-produced by John Legend, had legs to move elsewhere ...

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Dear Evan Hansen & Hello, Dolly! Top 2017 Tony Award Winners

Dear Evan Hansen & Hello, Dolly! Top 2017 Tony Award Winners

The timely new musical Dear Evan Hansen and a gorgeous revival of Hello, Dolly! triumphed at the 2017 Tony Awards, in a ceremony hosted by Kevin Spacey, held on June 11 at Radio City Music Hall. Hansen won six Tonys, including Best Leading Actor (Ben Platt), Featured Actress (Rachel Bay Jones) and the top prize of Best Musical. Dolly! took ...

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What More Can I Say? Broadway's Falsettos to Appear in Movie Theaters Across the Country

What More Can I Say? Broadway's Falsettos to Appear in Movie Theaters Across the Country

Great news for those tearing up from the Tony Awards performance of William Finn and James Lapine's musical Falsettos. Live from Lincoln Center's filmed version of the beloved revival will appear in movie theaters for a limited engagement nationwide starting on July 12. Showtimes and locations can be found here.

The Falsettos revival starred Christian Borle, Stephanie J. Block, Andrew Rannells ...

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We're Back! Catch Broadway.com Presents At the Tonys with Imogen Lloyd Webber on CBS

We're Back! Catch Broadway.com Presents At the Tonys with Imogen Lloyd Webber on CBS

It's that time of year! Following last year's Emmy-nominated special, Broadway.com has once again teamed up with CBS to produce a pre-Tony Awards TV event. Broadway.com Presents At the Tonys, hosted by our own Contributor and Emmy nominee Imogen Lloyd Webber, will air on WCBS-TV in New York on June 11 at 8:30AM and across the country this weekend ...

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Tony Awards FAQ! Everything You Need to Know About Broadway's Biggest Night of 2017

Tony Awards FAQ! Everything You Need to Know About Broadway's Biggest Night of 2017

The 71st annual Tony Awards is almost here! We’ve pulled together some frequently asked questions about Broadway’s starriest ceremony so you can find all of the answers in one place. Happy Tonys, everybody!

When are the 2017 Tony Awards?
Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 8PM EST.

Where will the Tony Awards ceremony be held?
Radio City Music Hall in the ...

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2017 Tonys Performances to Include Dear Evan Hansen, Hello, Dolly!, Falsettos & More

2017 Tonys Performances to Include Dear Evan Hansen, Hello, Dolly!, Falsettos & More

The Tony-nominated productions of Dear Evan Hansen, The Great Comet, Come From Away, Groundhog Day, Miss Saigon and Hello, Dolly! will perform on the 2017 Tony Awards telecast on June 11. In an announcement that will please many theater fans, the Tony-nominated revival of Falsettos, which concluded its limited run in January, will also perform on the Tonys.

Viewers can ...

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Crazy for You Revival, Directed by Susan Stroman, to Play Los Angeles Before Broadway

Crazy for You Revival, Directed by Susan Stroman, to Play Los Angeles Before Broadway

Who could ask for anything more? As previously speculated, the 1992 musical Crazy for You, featuring the music of George and Ira Gershwin and a book by Ken Ludwig, is aiming to come back to Broadway. The show will be produced by Los Angeles' Center Theatre Group in a pre-Broadway production running from February 7-March 18, 2018. Susan Stroman, who ...

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Cher Bio-Musical Aiming for 2018 Broadway Bow

Cher Bio-Musical Aiming for 2018 Broadway Bow

The new bio-musical based on the life of iconic singer-songwriter Cher is hoping to land on Broadway in 2018. On June 6, Cher tweeted from her official account, "Just got off phone w/writer & director of musical. There will [be] performance in theatre with actors, dancers, singers!! It'll [be] on Broadway 2018."

As previously announced, the Cher bio-musical ...

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Cyndi Lauper Writing the Score for Musical Adaptation of Working Girl

Cyndi Lauper Writing the Score for Musical Adaptation of Working Girl

The 1988 Twentieth Century Fox film Working Girl is getting the stage musical treatment. Fly by Night writer Kim Rosenstock is crafting the book with Kinky Boots Tony winner Cyndi Lauper at work on the score.

"I'm really excited for so many reasons to start composing the score for Working Girl," said Lauper. "I love the film, and its ...

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Lin-Manuel Miranda, Cynthia Erivo & More Set to Appear on the 2017 Tony Awards

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Cynthia Erivo & More Set to Appear on the 2017 Tony Awards

2016 Tony winners Cynthia Erivo and Lin-Manuel Miranda are among the newly announced stars set to appear at the 2017 Tony Awards ceremony on June 11 at Radio City Music Hall. The Tonys will be broadcast live on CBS at 8:00pm EST.

Broadway’s biggest night will also feature onstage appearances by Scott Bakula, Sara Bareilles, Rachel Bloom, Glenn Close ...

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Exclusive First Listen! Hear Corey Cott, Laura Osnes & More on the Bandstand Cast Recording

Exclusive First Listen! Hear Corey Cott, Laura Osnes & More on the Bandstand Cast Recording

As previously announced, the swingin' musical Bandstand is set to release a cast recording on June 23 on Broadway Records. Broadway.com has an exclusive first listen to the tracks "Nobody" and "Right This Way." Corey Cott, Laura Osnes and the rest of the cast lend their golden pipes on these brassy, show-stopping numbers, which we'll definitely be blaring ...

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