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Actors’ Equity begins its own ‘Chicago’ investigation

The union has hired its own lawyer, while raising questions about the lawyer hired by the show’s producers to look into the matter.

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Actors’ Equity votes to rename the Gypsy Robe the Legacy Robe

The Gypsy Robe will now be known as the Legacy Robe after a vote from members of Actors' Equity. The vote comes after the national...

‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ will no longer close in August

"The Play That Goes Wrong" announced Wednesday that it will no longer close on Broadway this August. In a reversal from its May announcement, the...

‘Chicago’ harassment investigation to take place in next two weeks

Judd Burstein, the independent investigator looking into claims of harassment at “Chicago” after the death of a cast member, plans to finish his investigation...

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‘School of Rock’ to end its run on Jan. 20, 2019

"School of Rock" will play its final performance on Broadway on Jan. 20, 2019. At that point, the musical will have played 1,307 performances and 31...

Actors’ Equity begins its own ‘Chicago’ investigation while raising doubts about...

Actors' Equity has hired a lawyer to conduct its own investigation into claims of harassment at "Chicago," while raising questions about the lawyer hired...

MTI files suit against theater camp over licensing fees

Music Theatre International has filed suit against Theaterpalooza Community Theater Productions Inc. for reportedly failing to pay licensing fees at least 16 musicals. In...

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Opinion: Broadway profits keep nonprofits alive

“There’s no profit like nonprofit!” was a cherished mantra of the late Shubert Organization chairman Gerald Schoenfeld. Long before his passing in 2008, Schoenfeld...

Opinion: Raise a glass to the Tony voters

Some praise is due to the 850-plus Tony voters, a group more maligned than any industry group outside of the Golden Globes. They violate...

Opinion: It’s time to break out of the confines of Broadway

The Tony Awards on Sunday are sure to paint a happy face on the Broadway season that just concluded with record high ticket sales...

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Loren Lott to temporarily take over role of Ti Moune in ‘Once on This...

Loren Lott will take over the lead role of Ti Moune in "Once on This Island," while Hailey Kilgore recovers from a foot injury,...

‘The Boys in the Band’ recoups capitalization

"The Boys in the Band" has recouped its $3.5 million investment after 11 weeks on Broadway, the show's producers announced Monday. The play, which is...

Actors’ Equity votes to rename the Gypsy Robe the Legacy Robe

The Gypsy Robe will now be known as the Legacy Robe after a vote from members of Actors' Equity. The vote comes after the national...

‘The Prom’ changes venues to open at the Longacre Theatre

"The Prom" is moving to the Longacre Theatre, rather than the previously announced Cort Theatre. The performance dates will remain the same, with the show...

Dylan Baker, Jason Butler Harner and more cast in ‘Bernhardt/Hamlet’

Dylan Baker and Jason Butler Harner will join Janet McTeer in "Bernhardt/Hamlet" on Broadway this fall. The play, written by Theresa Rebeck and directed by...

Directed by Ivo van Hove, ‘West Side Story’ will return to Broadway in 2019

"West Side Story" is coming back to Broadway in December 2019, helmed by Ivo van Hove. The musical, produced by Scott Rudin, will feature new choreography...

‘Wicked’ to become the sixth longest-running Broadway show

With its 6,138th performance Thursday night, "Wicked" will become the sixth longest-running Broadway show in history. "Wicked" opened at the Gershwin Theatre on Oct. 30,...

‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ will no longer close in August

"The Play That Goes Wrong" announced Wednesday that it will no longer close on Broadway this August. In a reversal from its May announcement, the...

Alexandra Billings, John Ellison Conlee and more cast in ‘The Nap’

Alexandra Billings, John Ellison Conlee and Johanna Day will star in the American premiere of "The Nap" this fall. The play, written by Richard Bean...

Jeremy Jordan to star in ‘American Son’ on Broadway this fall

Jeremy Jordan will star in the Broadway premiere of "American Son" alongside Kerry Washington, Steven Pasquale and Eugene Lee. Jordan will play the role of...

‘Chicago’ harassment investigation to take place in next two weeks

Judd Burstein, the independent investigator looking into claims of harassment at “Chicago” after the death of a cast member, plans to finish his investigation...

‘Who’s Holiday’ eyes Broadway after winning legal battle

After winning its latest legal battle, the play "Who's Holiday!" is eyeing Broadway. A U.S. Court of Appeals ruled in favor of playwright Matthew Lombardo...

‘Chicago’ producers investigate harassment claims after cast member’s death

The producers of “Chicago” are investigating reports of harassment targeted at a cast member who took his own life last month after being a...

‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ to close on Sept. 16

"SpongeBob SquarePants" will end its run on Sept. 16 due to previously planned renovations at the Palace Theatre, according to the press release. Upon closing,...

‘Straight White Men’ recasts leading role for second time

"Straight White Men" has replaced the actor in the role of Ed for the second time in its run. Stephen Payne will replace Denis Arndt...
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Breaking: Class Dismissed! SCHOOL OF ROCK Will Conclude Broadway Run in January

Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash hit School of Rock - The Musical, announced today that the show will play its final Broadway performance at the...

Kimber Sprawl Joins Broadway’s A Bronx Tale July 17

The Alan Menken-Glenn Slater-Chazz Palminteri musical is scheduled to play its final performance August 5.

Broadway’s ‘School Of Rock’ Musical Sets Date For Final Power Chord

Broadway’s School of Rock – The Musical, Andrew Lloyd Webber's stage adaptation of the 2003 Jack Black film comedy, will end its run at...

School of Rock Sets Broadway Closing Date

A Melbourne production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical will launch in the fall.

Back Where They Belong! Bette Midler & David Hyde Pierce Return To HELLO, DOLLY! Tonight

As BroadwayWorld previously reported,Bette Midler, who received unanimous raves and every Broadway acting honor, including the 2017 Tony Award for Best Actress in a...

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s School of Rock Will Close on Broadway

School of Rock, the hit musical based on the film of the same name, will play its final Broadway performance at the Winter Garden...

‘School of Rock’ Announces Closing Date

The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical will have played more than 1,300 performances when it wraps up in January.

Charlie’s Back! David Cook Returns to KINKY BOOTS Tonight

As BroadwayWorld previousuly reported,David Cook 'American Idol' Winner, 7th Season will return to the role of 'Charlie Price' in the Tony Award-winning musical Kinky...

Kimber Sprawl Joins A BRONX TALE as ‘Jane’ Beginning Tonight!

As A Bronx Tale enters its final weeks of Broadway performances, the show welcomesKimber Sprawl, who will join in the role of Jane beginning...

Scandal Star Katie Lowes and Husband Adam Shapiro Make Broadway Debuts in Waitress Together July 17

The pair step into the roles of Dawn and Ogie in the Sara Bareilles musical.