Monday, February 19, 2018

NEWS

‘Unmasked,’ a musical featuring Andrew Lloyd Webber songs, will open at Paper Mill Playhouse

"Unmasked," a new musical featuring the works of Andrew Lloyd Webber, will have its world premiere at the Paper Mill Playhouse in September. The musical, co-created by Richard Curtis and John Doyle, will open the...

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 play the Vineyard Theatre in May 2018, will star Yazbeck...

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 by Bartlett Sher, will feature Will Pullen as Jem, Gideon Glick...

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 News, the theater company also said it was canceling the...

‘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 former "American Idol" winner, will make his Broadway debut in...

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 in the TV show "Smash" and appeared on "American Idol."...

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

A new musical adaptation of "The Sting" is aiming for Broadway, with Harry Connick, Jr. at the forefront. The musical, directed by John Rando, will have its world premiere the Paper Mill Playhouse from March...

‘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 “Frozen,” a property which was already veering toward Broadway. As...

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 with Broadway News. His last day was Monday. Gerard worked as...

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 Productions since 2008, most recently serving as senior vice president...