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‘Hadestown’ coming to Broadway in 2019 after London run

The Anaïs Mitchell musical "Hadestown" will play the National Theatre in London this November before transferring to Broadway in 2019, the show's producers announced Thursday.  The musical, which was developed with and directed by Rachel Chavkin,...

Drama League announces 2018 nominees

A few Broadway shows have begun racking up nominations ahead of the Tony Awards. The Drama League, which honors off Broadway and Broadway musicals and plays, announced its nominations including the Distinguished Performance Award, which...

Actors’ Equity votes to change the name of the Gypsy Robe

The Gypsy Robe is changing its name. After hearing concerns about the insensitivity of the name, the Actors’ Equity Association has voted to rename the robe that is awarded to the chorus member with...

Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban to host the 2018 Tony Awards

Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban are hosting the 2018 Tony Awards, the pair announced in a video on Twitter Wednesday. https://twitter.com/SaraBareilles/status/986618149897408513   Both actors made their Broadway debuts last year, with Bareilles taking over the lead role...

How ‘Frozen’ on Broadway is capitalizing on its popular appeal

Reviews never bothered Disney anyway. Though “Frozen” received mixed reviews from critics, the show has maintained a popular resonance that translated into a record-breaking advance of $62.65 million as of opening night and millions...

‘The Cher Show’ announces full cast for pre-Broadway premiere

Teal Wicks and Micaela Diamond are joining Stephanie J. Block to play the role of Cher in the Chicago run of 'The Cher Show.' Cher will be depicted by the three actors at different points...

Fire in building of Ripley-Grier Studios leaves two civilians seriously injured

Two civilians sustained life-threatening injuries in a fire that occurred Monday afternoon at 520 8th Avenue, home of Ripley-Grier Studios and other theater offices. The fire, which was called in at 3:31 p.m. Monday, started...

‘1984’ will be eligible for all Tony Awards categories

“1984” will now be considered for all Tony Awards categories after a nominator recused himself from the committee, the Tony Awards Administration Committee announced Thursday. In its first meeting in November, the committee ruled...

Leslie Odom Jr., Katharine McPhee to announce the Tony nominees

Leslie Odom Jr. and Katharine McPhee will announce the Tony nominees the morning of May 1. The event, which takes place at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, will...

Actors’ Equity pushes for creation of Tony Award categories honoring ensembles

The Actors’ Equity Association is pushing to create two new Tony Award categories that honor equity choruses and ensembles in musicals or plays. Actors’ Equity is championing the two proposed awards, Best Chorus in...