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Michael Jackson musical cancels Chicago engagement

Producers blame Equity strike, but Equity says the strike was not the issue.

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‘Be More Chill’ changes general managers ahead of Broadway previews

Lisa Dozier King has taken over as the general manager of “Be More Chill” as the show prepares for its first Broadway preview on...

Equity principal audition sign-ups rescheduled after website outage

Signups for Equity principal auditions are being rescheduled after a website outage prevented actors from signing up Wednesday. The public-facing Equity website and its member...

Presentation of ‘Chasing Rainbows’ goes on with modified contract

Amid the Equity strike against developmental work, industry presentations are still occurring, though under altered contract terms. One such presentation, “Chasing Rainbows: the Road...

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Warner/Chappell Music signs Stephen Schwartz

Warner/Chappell Music has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz. Led by Kurt Deutsch, the company is the music publishing...

Michael Jackson musical cancels Chicago engagement

The Michael Jackson musical will no longer premiere in Chicago. The musical, which had planned a world premiere in Chicago from Oct. 29 to Dec....

‘Hadestown’ announces full cast

"Hadestown" has announced casting for the three Fates and the rest of the ensemble. Starring alongside the previously announced Reeve Carney, André De Shields, Amber Gray, Eva Noblezada, and...

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Opinion: Expectations vs. reality at ‘The Prom’

The only thing missing from the money reviews was the money. Critics greeted “The Prom” with cheers when it opened in November at the Longacre...

Opinion: In the battle for profit-sharing, it’s a question of risk

Should actors be paid for their contribution to shows that go on to be hits? I’ve been going to the theater regularly since I turned...

Opinion: On ‘All My Sons’ and breaking with tradition

In the midst of the usual year-end rash of “Best Of” lists and seasonal jolliness came news that a spring revival of Arthur Miller’s...

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‘Be More Chill’ changes general managers ahead of Broadway previews

Lisa Dozier King has taken over as the general manager of “Be More Chill” as the show prepares for its first Broadway preview on...

‘The Band’s Visit’ wins Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater album

"The Band's Visit" won a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, the Recording Academy announced Sunday afternoon. The Tony Award-winning musical was in a...

Actors’ Equity reaches agreement on lab contract, ends strike

Actors’ Equity and the Broadway League have reached an agreement to replace the lab contract, ending the strike that began 33 days ago. The new...

Rachel Sussman selected as the next T. Fellow

Rachel Sussman has been selected as the next Geraldine Stutz T. Fellow. As a T. Fellow, Sussman will receive a $10,000 stipend, a $20,000 budget to...

‘Beetlejuice’ confirms cast for Broadway

“Beetlejuice” has confirmed its Broadway cast led by Alex Brightman as Beetlejuice and Sophia Anne Caruso as Lydia. Retaining its principal cast from Washington...

Henry Timms appointed as new president of Lincoln Center

Henry Timms, current president and chief executive of the 92nd Street Y, has been appointed the new president and chief executive of Lincoln Center...

‘The Height of the Storm’ will transfer to Broadway, starring Jonathan Pryce, Eileen Atkins

Florian Zeller’s play “The Height of the Storm” is coming to Broadway this fall, Manhattan Theatre Club announced Wednesday. The play will star Jonathan...

Cirque du Soleil acquires production company behind ‘The Illusionists’

Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group has acquired the production company behind "The Illusionists" magic show franchise. The production company, The Works Entertainment, also owns...

‘Anastasia’ posts closing notice for March 31

"Anastasia" is ending its run after two years on Broadway. The musical announced Tuesday that it will play its final show at the Broadhurst Theatre...

Adrienne Warren to play title role in ‘The Tina Turner Musical’ on Broadway

Adrienne Warren will reprise her role as Tina in "Tina — The Tina Turner Musical" on Broadway. Warren is currently playing the role on the...

Benjamin Walker, Francesca Carpanini, Hampton Fluker join ‘All My Sons’ cast

The revival of Arthur Miller’s “All My Sons” has announced its Broadway company, after a prior casting dispute led to the resignation of its...

NBC cancels upcoming production of ‘Hair Live!’

NBC has pulled its upcoming live musical production of "Hair Live!" “Live musicals are a part of this network’s DNA and we are committed to...

Ken Davenport acquires stage rights to life story of Harry Belafonte

Producer Ken Davenport has acquired the stage rights to the life story of actor and singer Harry Belafonte. “Harry Belafonte is one of the...

‘The Band’s Visit’ will close on April 7

“The Band’s Visit,” last year’s Tony Award winner for Best Musical, has announced a closing date of April 7. After opening on Broadway on Nov....

Equity principal audition sign-ups rescheduled after website outage

Signups for Equity principal auditions are being rescheduled after a website outage prevented actors from signing up Wednesday. The public-facing Equity website and its member...
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Michael James Scott Rejoins ALADDIN on Broadway as Genie Today

As it approaches its 5th anniversary, Aladdin welcomes three new principal cast members to the company.

Michael James Scott Returns to Broadway’s Aladdin as New Genie February 15

Scott grants wishes once more after playing the Genie on tour and in Australia.

Watch New Music Video for London Cast Recording of Heathers

The London production of Heathers the Musical premieres the new music video ahead of a cast album release.

Alice by Heart’s Nkeki Obi-Melekwe to Replace Adrienne Warren in West End’s Tina

Nkeki Obi-Melekwe, a rising star currently appearing in the off-Broadway musical Alice by Heart, has been selected to take over the role of Tina...

Stephen Schwartz Signs Worldwide Publishing Agreement With Warner/Chappell Music

Stephen Schwartz has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with WarnerChappell Music WCM, the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group. The composer of hit...

How John Mulaney Wrote Sondheim-Esque Songs for His Upcoming Documentary Now! Episode

Plus watch Richard Kind perform a Mulaney-penned song from the fake musical.

Alice by Heart’s Nkeki Obi-Melekwe Will Succeed Adrienne Warren as Tina Turner in London’s Tina

The production at the Aldwych Theatre will also welcome several new cast members in the coming months.

Michael James Scott Returns to Broadway’s Aladdin as the Genie

Broadway alum Michael James Scott, standout star of the Australian and London productions of Disney's Aladdin, steps into the hit Broadway production beginning on...

Equity Issues Statement Regarding Cancellation of Michael Jackson Musical in Chicago

Actors' Equity Association issued a statement regarding media reports about the cancellation of performancesof the musical inspired by the life of Michael Jackson scheduled...

Kara Lindsay Will Return to Broadway Cast of Beautiful—The Carole King Musical

The long-running musical continues at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre.