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Jesus Christ Superstar to Launch North American Tour in 2019

Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, a brand-new national tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's acclaimed musical has been announced. The new road production is a transfer of the 2017 Olivier Award-winning revival that played two sold-out engagements in London. The tour, produced by Work Light Productions, will appear in cities across North America beginning in the fall [...]

By |August 13th, 2018|Theater|0 Comments

Pretty Woman: The Musical opens on Broadway starring Andy Karl

Three-time Tony Award nominee Andy Karl, last seen on Broadway in “Groundhog Day,” plays the male lead in  “Pretty Woman: The Musical” as Edward Lewis (Richard Gere in the 1990 movie) opposite Samantha Barks’ Vivian (the role that made a superstar of Julia Roberts). Karl, who won an Olivier Award for the London production of “Groundhog Day” and also starred in [...]

By |August 11th, 2018|Theater|0 Comments

Bryan Cranston returns to Broadway in the broadcast news media satire Network

The Tony winner reprises his role from the London premiere of Lee Hall's stage adaptation of the classic Paddy Chayefsky screenplay, directed by Ivo van Hove. Four years after winning the Tony Award for best actor in a play for his electrifying performance as Lyndon B. Johnson in All the Way, Bryan Cranston will return to Broadway this fall in [...]

By |August 11th, 2018|Theater|0 Comments

‘Moulin Rouge!’ The Musical will bring sensual cabaret to Broadway. Aaron Tveit, Danny Burstein and Karen Olivo to headline

Karen Olivo, Aaron Tveit and Danny Burstein get drawn into the romantic intrigue of fin-de-siecle Paris in the Broadway-bound show, currently at Boston's Emerson Colonial Theater. Truth, beauty, freedom and love are being explored onstage at Boston's newly restored Emerson Colonial Theatre in the pre-Broadway engagement of Moulin Rouge! The Musical. Take a first look at production shots from the [...]

By |August 11th, 2018|Theater|0 Comments

Tootsie opens at the Marquis Theater

The complete cast of Tootsie includes Tony Award nominee Santino Fontana as Michael Dorsey and alter ego Dorothy Michaels (the dual role made famous on screen by two-time Oscar winner Dustin Hoffman), alongside Lilli Cooper (as Julie Nichols), Sarah Stiles (as Sandy Lester), John Behlmann (as Max Von Horn), Andy Grotelueschen (as Jeff Slater), Julie Halston (as Rita Mallory), Michael McGrath (as Stan Fields), and Reg Rogers (as Ron Carlisle). Ensemble members include Sissy Bell, Barry Busby, Paula Leggett [...]

By |August 11th, 2018|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. 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 |August 10th, 2018|Theater|0 Comments

Michael Jackson musical coming to Broadway in 2020

The King of Pop is hitting the Great White Way. The Michael Jackson Estate and Columbia Live Stage have announced that they are developing a new stage musical inspired by the life of Michael Jackson. The as-yet-untitled show is expected to arrive on Broadway in 2020, though the backers did not announce what theater they plan to book for the [...]

By |June 19th, 2018|Theater|0 Comments

Get ready for some Hot Stuff! Summer: The Donna Summer Musical opens on Broadway

The new Broadway bio-show Summer: The Donna Summer Musical has opened at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater. Told through the dramatic lens of her final concert, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical presents the complexities and conflicts the famed songwriter and singer faced in her meteoric rise—and descent. Featuring a score with more than 20 of Summer’s classic hits including “Love to Love [...]

By |May 25th, 2018|Theater|0 Comments

Tina Fey’s Mean Girls on Broadway

Tina Fey's hit 2004 big-screen comedy about a newbie infiltrating the reigning high school clique arrives on Broadway in this musical directed and choreographed by Tony winner Casey Nicholaw. There's a place on Broadway for the intimate chamber piece, but going small is generally not the preferred route for a musical comedy spun out of a popular teen movie. Writer [...]

By |May 25th, 2018|Theater|0 Comments

Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman working on a Broadway-aimed Some Like It Hot musical

A new musical adaptation of the film classic Some Like It Hot is in the works, with a Broadway premiere slated for 2020. The show will feature a score by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (the team behind the sounds of Hairspray, Catch Me If You Can, and Disney’s upcoming Mary Poppins Returns), plus a book by playwright Matthew Lopez [...]

By |May 15th, 2018|Theater|0 Comments