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The gods, Chers and cowboys taking over Broadway

This year’s Drama Desk nominees on how they morphed into the characters that made up this Broadway season.

Tonys Spotlights

One-liners from ‘Tootsie’ scribe Robert Horn

“Penguins can rotate their heads 360 degrees. But only once.” So goes one of the many zingers in the musical “Tootsie,” crafted by book writer...

Choreographer Warren Carlyle on how ‘Kiss Me, Kate’ moves

In “Bianca,” one of the many dance-centric numbers in “Kiss Me, Kate,” Corbin Bleu zips up and down the staircase, tapping every surface until...

‘Oklahoma!’ through the eyes of director Daniel Fish

In Daniel Fish’s “Oklahoma!,” Curly plays guitar and a seven-piece bluegrass band accompanies him as crockpots bubble on the edge of the stage. Those...

Original Reports

Character study: The gods, Chers and cowboys taking over Broadway

This season, Broadway was populated by silver-tongued deities, a triumvirate of Chers and a band of edgy ranchers, to name a few. Some of this...

The road to ‘Hadestown’

In the back of a London taxicab in the fall of 2018, composer Anaïs Mitchell pulled out her cellphone to show director Rachel Chavkin...

Where politics meets art in ‘Oklahoma!’ and ‘Jagged Little Pill’

Eva Price likes her art to be political. It’s not that it has to address politics directly, but rather it has to resonate with...

News

‘Magic Mike’ cancels Boston engagement

The musical adaptation of "Magic Mike" has cancelled its Boston engagement this fall. The producers of "Magic Mike," which include Channing Tatum and "Magic Mike" movie...

Mary-Louise Parker to star in ‘The Sound Inside’ on Broadway

Mary-Louise Parker will return to Broadway in Adam Rapp’s play “The Sound Inside.” David Cromer, director of “The Band’s Visit,” will direct the Broadway premiere...

‘Jagged Little Pill’ announces Broadway cast

"Jagged Little Pill" will come to Broadway with its principal cast from the American Repertory Theatre. The musical, set to open at the Broadhurst Theatre...

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Opinion: ‘Be More Chill’ and the buying power of social media

Social media is such an important factor in the marketing of Broadway shows that Facebook, Twitter and Instagram have become not only ticket sellers,...

Opinion: The revolution that propelled this year’s Tony nominations

Take a close look at the Tony Awards nominations announced Tuesday morning and a couple of things come into focus. Foremost is that a...

Opinion: The Game Changers knocking down the walls of Broadway

At its penultimate meeting of the Broadway season, the Tony Administration Committee handed down a couple of eminently reasonable rulings, along with two mild...

TONY AWARDS

How Broadway producers and agencies prepared for Tony nominations day

Members of the Broadway industry had been preparing for April 30 for months. That meant that when Tony nominations were announced at 8:30 a.m.,...

Opinion: The revolution that propelled this year’s Tony nominations

Take a close look at the Tony Awards nominations announced Tuesday morning and a couple of things come into focus. Foremost is that a...

For the Tony nominees, a moment of celebration and then back to work

As the Tony Award nominations were announced early Tuesday, many nominees took only a brief pause to receive the news before resuming a hectic...

‘Hadestown’ tops Tony nominations list

"Hadestown" topped the Tony nominations list Tuesday with 14 nominations. "Ain't Too Proud" followed with 12 nominations and "Tootsie" received 11. There were 34 eligible...

Marin Mazzie, ‘King Kong’ creators, Jason Michael Webb to receive Special Tony Awards

The Tony Awards Administration Committee is giving out special Tony Awards this year to the late actor Marin Mazzie, to the creators of the...

Tony Awards announces four recipients of Tony Honors

The Tony Awards Administration Committee has announced the four recipients of the 2019 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre. The honorary Tony Awards will...

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‘Jagged Little Pill’ announces Broadway cast

"Jagged Little Pill" will come to Broadway with its principal cast from the American Repertory Theatre. The musical, set to open at the Broadhurst Theatre...

One-liners from ‘Tootsie’ scribe Robert Horn

“Penguins can rotate their heads 360 degrees. But only once.” So goes one of the many zingers in the musical “Tootsie,” crafted by book writer...

‘Linda Vista’ announces complete casting for Broadway run

Tracy Letts’s “Linda Vista” has announced complete casting for its Broadway run this fall. The play, which will be directed by Dexter Bullard, will feature...

‘The Inheritance’ posts Broadway casting notice

West End play “The Inheritance” has posted a Broadway casting notice. The play, written by Matthew Lopez and directed by Stephen Daldry, premiered at...

Marisa Tomei to star in ‘The Rose Tattoo’ on Broadway

Marisa Tomei will return to Broadway in “The Rose Tattoo” this fall. The Tennessee Williams play, produced by Roundabout Theatre Company, will be directed...

Choreographer Warren Carlyle on how ‘Kiss Me, Kate’ moves

In “Bianca,” one of the many dance-centric numbers in “Kiss Me, Kate,” Corbin Bleu zips up and down the staircase, tapping every surface until...

Bryan Cranston, ‘Hadestown,’ ‘Ferryman’ win Drama League Awards

Bryan Cranston won this year's distinguished performance award from the Drama League Awards. The Drama League, which includes off-Broadway and Broadway, selected Cranston from 53...

David Byrne to bring ‘American Utopia’ to Broadway

Pop and rock star David Byrne is bringing his show, "American Utopia" to Broadway this fall. The show will play the Hudson Theatre from Oct....

‘Tootsie’ to launch national tour, international productions

"Tootsie" has announced the launch of a North American Tour, as well as plans for international productions on the West End and in Australia...

TodayTix raises $73 million funding round

TodayTix has raised a $73 million funding round led by private equity firm Great Hill Partners, the ticketing company announced Thursday. With the new funding,...

Shubert Alley temporarily closed after fallen debris

Shubert Alley will remain closed Wednesday evening, after a piece of stucco fell from an exterior wall in the alley earlier in the day. At...

‘My Fair Lady’ announces July closing

"My Fair Lady" announced it will play its last performance on July 7. The revival, directed by Bartlett Sher, opened at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre...

‘Oklahoma!’ through the eyes of director Daniel Fish

In Daniel Fish’s “Oklahoma!,” Curly plays guitar and a seven-piece bluegrass band accompanies him as crockpots bubble on the edge of the stage. Those...

Broadway theaters to dim lights for the late Alan Wasser

Three Broadway theaters will dim their lights on May 20 in memory of the late general manager Alan Wasser. The Majestic, Marquis and St. James...

‘Oklahoma!’ to launch national tour in 2020

"Oklahoma!" will launch a North American tour in the fall of 2020. The tour will begin at the Civic Center Music Hall in Oklahoma City....
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Broadway News Feed

StateraArts Launching New York City Mentorship Program for Women in the Arts

The deadline to be part of the first class, beginning July 1, is next month.

Hot Shows and Viral Campaigns Put a New Spin on Broadway Cast Albums

Mixtapes, YouTube videos, dedicated playlists, ancillary products, viral marketing, epic chart stays. These are buzzwords you expect to hear from a record label discussing Cardi...

Bay Street Theater Will Honor Joel Grey With Lifetime Achievement Award

The stage and screen star will be the first recipient of the Joel Grey Lifetime Achievement Award.

IFC Will Air Sing-Along Version of Documentary Now!’s Company Parody ‘Original Cast Album: Co-Op’

The episode sends up D.A. Pennebaker's Original Cast Album: Company, which portrayed the infamous recording session for the Sondheim musical.

Troubled ‘Magic Mike’ Musical Cancels Boston Tryout Engagement

The stage musical adaptation of Channing Tatum’s stripper saga Magic Mike has cancelled what was to be a pre-Broadway Boston engagement. The pull-out from...

Broadway Pop-Up Museum Currently In The Works

Broadway producer Julie Boardman and marketing executive Diane Nicoletti are currently at work ona state-of-the-art, pop-up museum experience which will chronicle the history of...

Anika Larsen And Colin Donnell Lead Readings Of ALMOST FAMOUS

Broadway and music industry luminaries gathered for a reading that featured Tony-nominee Anika Larsen Beautifulportraying Elaine Miller the mother of the film's protagonist, William....

Music Legend Barry Manilow To Begin Broadway Residency This July

Worldwide music superstar Barry Manilow will take up residence on Broadway this summer.

IFC To Air Sing-Along Version Of COMPANY-Inspired Episode Of DOCUMENTARY NOW!

OnFriday night, June 7 at 1AMSaturday morningIFCwill air a sing-along version of Original Cast Album Co-Op. The special episode will also be available on...

Be More Chill Celebrates Journey to Broadway with Special Ticket Offer

To celebrate four years since the musical's world premiere and an unparalleled journey to the Lyceum Theatre on Broadway, the producers of the new...