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Cole Porter musical comedy Kiss Me, Kate starring Kelli O’Hara and Will Chase, opens in preview on Valentines Day 2019 for a limited run ending June 2nd

Roundabout Theater Company have announced details for the upcoming Broadway revival of the classic Cole Porter musical comedy Kiss Me, Kate, starring Tony Award winner Kelli O'Hara as Kate and Lilli Vanessi. Previews began on February 14, 2019 at Studio 54, ahead of an official opening on March 14 and a limited engagement through to June 2, 2019. Kiss Me, Kate features a book by Sam [...]

By |February 14th, 2019|Theater|0 Comments

Jonathan Pryce & Eileen Atkins Set Broadway Return in Florian Zeller’s Height of the Storm

Following a rumored Broadway transfer, Manhattan Theatre Club has confirmed an upcoming staging of Tony-nominated scribe Florian Zeller's The Height of the Storm, set to arrive at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre following a debut engagement at Wyndham's Theatre in London's West End. Two-time Tony winner Jonathan Pryce (Miss Saigon) and three-time Olivier winner Eileen Atkins (The Retreat from Moscow) will star in director [...]

By |February 7th, 2019|Theater|0 Comments

Beetlejuice Musical confirms principal casting for Broadway; sets preview date for March 28th

Because of its wild special effects and exaggerated characters, Tim Burton’s 1988 cult classic, Beetlejuice, seems right in line with today’s era of visual excess and experimentation on Broadway. But the grim story—about the accidental death of a young couple, and the profane demon steering them through the afterlife—might seem an uneasy fit for musical theater. So, director Alex Timbers, [...]

By |February 7th, 2019|Theater|0 Comments

Jake Gyllenhaal, Tom Sturridge & more set for NYC Public’s 2018-2019 season

Off-Broadway's Public Theater has announced a talent-packed lineup for its 2018-2019 season. Highlights include new productions starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Tom Sturridge and Glenn Close, along with the North American premiere of Conor McPherson and Bob Dylan's acclaimed collaboration Girl From the North Country. Kicking off the Public's new season is Girl From the North Country (September 11-November 4, 2018), arriving off-Broadway [...]

By |January 31st, 2019|Theater|0 Comments

Last Chance: Broadway & Off- Broadway Closings

Closing Sunday, February 3, 2019 ABOUT ALICE Off-Broadway: Theatre for a New Audience @ Polonsky Shakespeare Center Written by Calvin Trillin Directed by Leonard Foglia Cast includes: Jeffrey Bean and Carrie Paff About Alice, a two-character play by Calvin Trillin, is inspired by the author’s 2007 memoir of the same title—a love letter to his wife Alice, who died in [...]

By |January 31st, 2019|Special Events, Theater|0 Comments

Alanis Morissette Musical ‘Jagged Little Pill’ Heading to Broadway

Directed by Tony winner Diane Paulus, the production premiered last year at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Alanis Morissette is heading to Broadway. Jagged Little Pill — the musical named after the singer-songwriter's career-making album from 1995 — is set to debut in New York this fall, though a theater or dates have yet to be announced. The [...]

By |January 29th, 2019|Theater|0 Comments

Renée Fleming to Star in L.A. Opera’s The Light in the Piazza

The 2019–2020 season will also include the world premiere of Matthew Aucoin and Sarah Ruhl’s Eurydice, directed by Tony winner Mary Zimmerman. After a star turn as Margaret Johnson in The Light in the Piazza in London, Renée Fleming will headline the musical stateside. Daniel Evans’ production, which premieres at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall in June, is on the [...]

By |January 28th, 2019|Concerts, Theater|0 Comments

Magic Mike musical will make its World Premiere in Boston before Broadway bow

Nearly seven years after the announcement of an in-the-works Magic Mike musical, the dancer is ready to put it all (yes, all) out there on the Broadway stage. The stage adaptation of the steamy franchise will premiere at the Emerson Colonial Theatre in Boston this fall, running November 30 through January 5, 2020. A Broadway bow is expected to follow. [...]

By |January 25th, 2019|Theater|0 Comments

Ethan Hawke and Paul Dano star in ‘True West’ on Broadway

The actors will face off as estranged brothers in a new production of the Sam Shepard play directed by James Macdonald. Sam Shepard's classic drama of sibling rivalry, True West, will return to Broadway next season, starring Ethan Hawke and Paul Dano as the conflicted brothers who come together at the California home of their mother after a five-year estrangement. [...]

By |January 24th, 2019|Theater|0 Comments

Mystic Pizza Stage Musical in the Works with Original Score from Melissa Etheridge

Melissa Etheridge will serve up a slice of musical heaven with an upcoming stage adaptation of the 1988 MGM flick Mystic Pizza. Etheridge is crafting original music and lyrics for the newly announced musical, set to feature direction by Gordon Greenberg, who will co-write the book with Sas Goldberg (Significant Other). The tuner is currently in development. "MGM's Mystic Pizza is [...]

By |January 22nd, 2019|Theater|0 Comments