Sunday, February 18, 2018

Casting

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

Jeff Daniels will star as Atticus Finch alongside Celia Keenan-Bolger as Scout in the upcoming Broadway production of "To Kill a Mockingbird." The play, directed...

‘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’

Katharine McPhee will take over the lead role of Jenna in "Waitress" on April 10. This will be the Broadway debut for McPhee, who starred...

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,"...

LaChanze, Ariana DeBose and Storm Lever cast in Donna Summer musical

The Donna Summer Musical has named its three Donnas. LaChanze, Ariana DeBose and Storm Lever will reprise their roles as “Diva Donna,” “Disco Donna” and...

Casting directors to begin up to $4.7 million discovery process

Lawyers for Broadway casting directors were directed to begin the discovery process, which they say could cost up to $4.7 million, in the lawsuit...

‘Head Over Heels’ to open at the Hudson Theatre in July

"Head Over Heels" will open at the Hudson Theatre on July 26, 2018. The musical, which features songs from The Go-Go's, will feature Andrew Durand, Taylor...

Brooks Ashmanskas, Beth Leavel, Christopher Sieber to star in ‘The Prom’

"The Prom" has its principal attendees. The new musical will star Brooks Ashmanskas, Beth Leavel, Christopher Sieber, Caitlin Kinnunen, Isabelle McCalla, Michael Potts, Angie Schworer,...

Sara Bareilles extends two more weeks in ‘Waitress’

Sara Bareilles will play the lead role in "Waitress" for an extra two weeks, extending her time in the show to March 11. Bareilles, who...

Complete cast announced for ‘The Iceman Cometh’

"The Iceman Cometh," starring Denzel Washington, announced the rest of its cast Thursday. The cast of the Eugene O'Neill revival, directed by George C. Wolfe,...

Nyle DiMarco tapped as producer for ‘Children of a Lesser God’

Nyle DiMarco, a model, actor and deaf activist, will be a producer on "Children of a Lesser God," lead producer Hal Luftig announced Tuesday. DiMarco...

Producer Hunter Arnold launches TBD Casting office

Producer Hunter Arnold and Stephanie Yankwitt, owners of TBD Productions, announced the launch of casting office TBD Casting Thursday. The new venture, headed by Yankwitt,...

Beth Malone joins cast of ‘Angels in America’

Tony nominee Beth Malone will play the role of "The Angel" in select performances of "Angels in America," the show announced Tuesday. Malone joins the...

Norm Lewis, Tamyra Gray to step into ‘Once on This Island’

Norm Lewis and Tamyra Gray will take over the roles of two of the gods on "Once on This Island" this winter as Merle...

Adam Driver to star in 2019 Broadway revival of ‘Burn This’

Adam Driver is returning to Broadway with the revival of "Burn This" in 2019. The production, which has not announced a theater or exact dates...

Michael Luwoye to play Hamilton on Broadway starting in January

Michael Luwoye will officially take over the role of Alexander Hamilton on Broadway on Jan. 16, 2018, producer Jeffrey Seller announced Wednesday.  Luwoye is...

Roundabout announces full cast for Tom Stoppard’s ‘Travesties’

Roundabout Theatre Company announced its full cast for the Broadway revival of “Travesties” this spring. Tom Hollander, who was previously announced, will be joined by...

Broadway League files suit as casting directors continue push for union

The Broadway League has filed suit against seven Broadway casting agencies alleging that they have violated antitrust laws by forming a “cartel” that has...

Armie Hammer to make Broadway debut in ‘Straight White Men’

Armie Hammer is making his Broadway debut this summer in "Straight White Men," Second Stage Theater company announced Monday. Hammer, who played the Winklevoss twins in...

Sara Bareilles returning to star in ‘Waitress’ in January

Sara Bareilles is coming back to Broadway. The songwriter of "Waitress" is returning to show Jan. 16 to star as "Jenna." Jason Mraz, currently playing...

Peter Jöback will be the Phantom for the show’s 30th anniversary

Peter Jöback is returning to the Majestic Theatre once more. Jöback, a Swedish recording artist and former Phantom, will take on the lead role...

Max von Essen to join ‘Anastasia’ in leading role

There's a new Gleb in town. Max von Essen will take over the role of Gleb in "Anastasia" from Ramin Karimloo, who originated the role...

‘The Boys in the Band’ announces casting for Broadway revival in April

Producers Ryan Murphy and David Stone are bringing "The Boys in the Band" to Broadway this spring with a starry cast. Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto,...

‘A Bronx Tale’ taps Adam Kaplan as new lead

Adam Kaplan is taking over the role of "Calogero" in  "A Bronx Tale" on Nov. 9, replacing original cast member Bobby Conte Thornton. Kaplan comes to...

Ramin Karimloo to depart ‘Anastasia’ at the end of 2017

Ramin Karimloo will end his run as “Gleb” in “Anastasia” on Dec. 31, 2017. Karimloo, a Tony Award-nominee for his turn as Jean Valjean...

James Barbour to end run as Phantom in December

Another Phantom is leaving the building. The musical, which is the longest running show in Broadway history, announced Monday that the Phantom, James Barbour,...