Monday, February 19, 2018

How ‘Frozen’ took shape

Director Michael Grandage jumped into the musical last fall with a Shakespearean vision and a quick timeline to complete it.

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MCC drops Neil LaBute as playwright-in-residence, cancels upcoming play

MCC Theater has ended Neil LaBute's role as its playwright in residence, the off Broadway theater company announced Thursday. In a statement obtained by Broadway...

Jeremy Gerard is no longer working at Deadline

Theater journalist and critic Jeremy Gerard no longer works at Deadline. Deadline did not extend Gerard's contract, Gerard wrote in an email that he shared...

The triumphs and challenges of bringing ‘The Band’s Visit’ to Broadway

“The Band’s Visit” has already been lauded as the best musical of the season by scores of reviewers. The show has been selling out...

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Tony Yazbeck cast in John Kander’s ‘The Beast in the Jungle’

The world premiere of the John Kander musical "The Beast in the Jungle" announced its principal cast members including Tony Yazbeck. The musical, which will...

Jeff Daniels, Celia Keenan-Bolger to lead cast of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

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MCC drops Neil LaBute as playwright-in-residence, cancels upcoming play

MCC Theater has ended Neil LaBute's role as its playwright in residence, the off Broadway theater company announced Thursday. In a statement obtained by Broadway...

‘Kinky Boots’ adds two new cast members, extends Kirstin Maldonado

"Kinky Boots" is adding another new cast member, as David Cook is slated to take over the role of "Charlie Price" in April. Cook, a...

Katharine McPhee to take over lead role in ‘Waitress’

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New musical ‘The Sting’ aiming for Broadway with star Harry Connick Jr.

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‘Frozen’ director Michael Grandage on how the show took shape

In the fall of 2016, Michael Grandage received a phone call from his agent who asked if he would consider helming the Disney musical...

Jeremy Gerard is no longer working at Deadline

Theater journalist and critic Jeremy Gerard no longer works at Deadline. Deadline did not extend Gerard's contract, Gerard wrote in an email that he shared...

Troika Entertainment creates new role of executive vice president of production

Kori Prior is joining Troika Entertainment in the new position of executive vice president of production. Prior comes to Troika after working with Blue Man...

‘The Secret Garden’ coming to Broadway next season

"The Secret Garden" is returning to Broadway next season, producers Gerald Goehring and Michael F. Mitri announced Monday. The show will be directed and choreographed...

Ensemble cast for ‘Summer: The Donna Summer Musical’

Alongside LaChanze, Ariana DeBose and Storm Lever, who will be playing three versions of Donna, Aaron Kohn will take on the role of "Neil,"...

Betty Buckley to star in ‘Hello Dolly’ national tour

Betty Buckley will take on the role of Dolly Gallagher Levi in the upcoming national tour. The first national tour will begin Oct. 2, 2018...

Huey Lewis musical ‘Heart of Rock and Roll’ to premiere at The Old Globe

New musical "Heart of Rock and Roll," featuring the songs of Huey Lewis and the News, will make its world premiere at The Old...

‘The Ferryman’ to play the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre in October 2018

"The Ferryman" is transferring to Broadway in October 2018, Sonia Friedman Productions and Neal Street Productions announced Friday. The West End transfer, written by Jez...

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Broadway’s Marquis Theatre Will Dim Lights in Memory of Five-Time Tony Nominee Jan Maxwell

The Broadway community mourns the loss of five-time Tony Award-nominated actor, singer and performer Jan Maxwell, who passed away on February 11 at age 61. The Marquis...

Only the Marquis Theatre to Dim the Lights in Honor of Jan Maxwell

The Broadway community mourns the loss of five-time Tony Award nominated actor, singer and performer Jan Maxwell, who passed away on Sunday, February 11th...

Broadway’s Marquis Theatre Will Dim Lights in Memory of Jan Maxwell

The five-time Tony nominee and Broadway favorite died February 11 at the age of 61.

Dan Butler Joins Tom Hollander and Company in TRAVESTIES on Broadway

Roundabout Theatre Company Todd Haimes, Artistic DirectorCEO - in association with Chocolate Factory Productions David Babani, Artistic Director and Sonia Friedman Productions - has...

Dan Butler Completes Broadway Cast of Tom Stoppard’s Travesties

Broadway veteran Dan Butler will take on the role of Lenin in the upcoming Broadway revival of Tom Stoppard's Tony Award-winning play Travesties. Butler...

Dan Butler Steps Into Travesties on Broadway

The actor replaces Nicholas Woodeson in the Roundabout revival of Tom Stoppard’s Tony-winning play.

Caissie Levy & Patti Murin Redefine the Disney Princess in Broadway’s Frozen

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Hamilton Cast Recording Enters Top 5 Highest-Selling Cast Albums in Nielsen Music History

The Grammy-winning album has sold 1.46 million copies since its September 2015 release.

Theater News: Broadway Community to Honor Jan Maxwell

The Marquis Theatre will dim its lights in her memory on February 21.

Gillian Jacobs Is Ready to Let Go of Her Fears

Ms. Jacobs, of “Community” fame, talks about the adrenaline rush of “Kings” at the Public, the gift of empathy and her own #MeToo moments.