Chris Evans will make his Broadway debut alongside Michael Cera in Lobby Hero opening March 2018

Film star Chris Evans will make his Broadway debut in Oscar winner Kenneth Lonergan's Lobby Hero, marking the first production of Second Stage Theater's inaugural Broadway season. Performances will begin March 2018 at the newly renovated Helen Hayes Theater. Trip Cullman (Six Degrees of Separation, Significant Other) will direct the production, which will also feature Broadway alum Michael Cera (This [...]

By |November 22nd, 2017|Theater|0 Comments

Pretty Woman: The Musical to play Broadway opening August 16th, 2018

Pretty Woman: The Musical will begin performances at Broadway's Nederlander Theater beginning on July 20, 2018. Opening night is scheduled for August 16, 2018. Tony winner Steve Kazee is taking on the role of Edward Lewis in the new show, with Les Misérables film star Samantha Barks playing the prostitute who wins his heart, Vivian Ward. The roles were, of [...]

By |November 21st, 2017|Theater|0 Comments

Just the golden ticket! Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with Christian Borle as Willy Wonka sets closing date on January 14th, 2018

They’ve got the golden ticket! Tony winner John Rubinstein, Emily Padgett and more complete the cast of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Headlined by the previously announced two-time Tony winner Christian Borle, the musical will close on January 14th, 2018 Willy Wonka, world famous inventor of the Everlasting Gobstopper, has just made an astonishing announcement. His marvelous—and mysterious—factory [...]

By |November 15th, 2017|Theater|0 Comments

Uma Thurman makes her Broadway debut in Beau Willimon’s power play The Parisian Woman until March 11th

The Parisian Woman has pushed its first preview to November 9th. The Beau Willimon-penned play was originally scheduled to begin performances on November 7th. The revised performance schedule will allow additional load-in time for the production. Directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon and starring Academy Award nominee Uma Thurman, The Parisian Woman will open at the Hudson Theater on [...]

By |November 12th, 2017|Theater|0 Comments

Escape to Margaritaville featuring the music of Jimmy Buffett opens on Broadway March 15th, 2018

Escape to Margaritaville, the new musical featuring the songs of Jimmy Buffett, begins previews at Broadway's Marquis Theatre on February 16, 2018 and opens on March 15th. Escape to Margaritaville includes Buffett’s classic hits, as well as original songs from the singer/songwriter. The story, crafted by scribes Greg Garcia and Mike O’Malley, follows a character named Tully at the titular tropical island [...]

By |November 10th, 2017|Theater|0 Comments

A Meat Loaf musical that could end up on Broadway rocks Toronto, Canada

Andrew Polec and Christina Bennington embrace in "Bat Out of Hell," which is revving up audiences in Toronto.Specular There is a musical that may well end up on Broadway one of these days, after bouncing around the globe: Jim Steinman’s “Bat Out of Hell,” now going gangbusters in Toronto. “It’s a box office wonder, and [the] audience loves it,”   Its [...]

By |November 8th, 2017|Theater|0 Comments

Schedule of Upcoming London Shows: What’s announced and what’s in previews in the West End

CORIOLANUS • Theatre: Barbican Centre • Opening: November 6, 2017 • Playwright: William Shakespeare • Director: Angus Jackson • Cast: Sope Dirisu, Haydn Gwynne, Paul Jesson, Charles Aitken; Tony Boncza; James Corrigan; Bally Gill; Robert Ginty; Ben Hall; Sean Hart; Martina Laird; Geoffrey Lumb; Justine Marriot; Christopher Middleton; Hannah Morrish; Jackie Morrison; Esther Niles; Katherine Toy; Rebecca Wingate; Simon Yadoo [...]

By |November 6th, 2017|Theater|0 Comments

Jason Mraz & Sara Bareilles on his ‘Impossible Dream’ come true in Waitress.

Broadway fans are buzzing from the announcement that singer-songwriter Jason Mraz has joined the cast of Waitress in the role of goofy, charming leading man Dr. Pomatter on November 3rd. Mraz will lend his voice to the Tony-nominated score by hitmaker Sara Bareilles. Theatergoers weren't the only ones pumped about the impending Great White Way debut of one of music's most [...]

By |November 6th, 2017|Theater|0 Comments

Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Matt Bomer, Andrew Rannells to lead the Broadway cast of ‘The Boys in the Band’ opening April, 2018

Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Matt Bomer and Andrew Rannells will head the ensemble of Mart Crowley's landmark 1968 comedy-drama about a birthday party that turns sour. Ryan Murphy will team with Wicked producer David Stone to bring a 50th-anniversary revival of The Boys in the Band to Broadway, assembling a deluxe cast that significantly includes some of the most prominent [...]

By |November 2nd, 2017|Theater|0 Comments

Steve Martin’s Meteor Shower starring Amy Schumer opens on Broadway November 29th

Just call her Amy $chumer.  Out of the gate in this new Broadway season, the No. 1 box office draw is a 36-year-old stand-up comedian. Can Amy Schumer sing? Can she dance? Who knows? Who cares? What she can do is sell tickets. When they went on sale for the comedy she’s headlining — “Meteor Shower,” by Steve Martin — [...]

By |November 1st, 2017|Theater|0 Comments