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New Orleans' 2017-2018 Broadway Season Will Include The Color Purple, Waitress, The Phantom of the Opera & More

New Orleans' 2017-2018 Broadway Season Will Include The Color Purple, Waitress, The Phantom of the Opera & More

The biggest hits on the Great White Way are headed to New Orleans as part of the just-announced East Jefferson General Hospital Broadway in New Orleans 2017-2018 season!

Broadway blockbusters The Color Purple, Waitress and The Phantom of the Opera will be part of the upcoming season. The lineup will also include Escape to Margaritaville, The King and I, Irving ...

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Adam Jacobs Will Reprise His Star Turn as Aladdin in the Disney Musical's National Tour

Adam Jacobs Will Reprise His Star Turn as Aladdin in the Disney Musical's National Tour

Adam Jacobs will ride his magic carpet across the country. The star of Broadway’s Aladdin is set to reprise his role as the titular street urchin-turned-prince in the Disney musical’s national tour. Performances will kick off on April 11 at Chicago’s Cadillac Palace Theatre. Additional casting for the tour will be announced at a later date.

Jacobs takes his final ...

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The Tony Awards Will Return to Radio City Music Hall This Year

The Tony Awards Will Return to Radio City Music Hall This Year

The Tony Awards will return to the big room! The 71st annual ceremony will take place at Radio City Music Hall, airing live on CBS on Sunday, June 11.

Last year’s Tony Awards ceremony was held at the Beacon Theatre due to scheduling conflicts at Radio City, where the Rockettes were preparing for their new show New York Spectacular. The Tonys ...

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Complete Cast Set for Broadway Return of Miss Saigon

Complete Cast Set for Broadway Return of Miss Saigon

The cast is now complete for the Broadway return of Miss Saigon. Performances will begin on March 1 at the Broadway Theatre (the original home of the musical’s 1991 New York premiere). Opening night is set for March 23.

As previously announced, the Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg musical will star Eva Noblezada as Kim, Jon Jon Briones as the ...

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La La Land Dominates 2017 Golden Globe Awards, Including Win for Broadway Composers Benj Pasek & Justin Paul

La La Land Dominates 2017 Golden Globe Awards, Including Win for Broadway Composers Benj Pasek & Justin Paul

Great news for “musical theater nerds everywhere" and anyone who has an aunt who used to live in Paris. La La Land celebrated a record-breaking sweep at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards on January 8, earning trophies for all seven categories it received a nomination, including Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy.

Tony nominees Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, whose ...

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Jimmy Buffett's Escape to Margaritaville Musical Adds Two More Cities Before Broadway Engagement

Jimmy Buffett's Escape to Margaritaville Musical Adds Two More Cities Before Broadway Engagement

The Jimmy Buffett musical Escape to Margaritaville has added engagements in New Orleans and Houston to its roster before bringing cheeseburgers and paradise to Broadway. As previously announced, the new show will make its world premiere at California’s La Jolla Playhouse in May and play Chicago’s Oriental Theatre in November. A Broadway opening is slated for spring 2018.

Following the ...

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History Has Its Eyes on You! Joshua Henry, Michael Luwoye & Rory O'Malley Will Lead the Hamilton Tour

History Has Its Eyes on You! Joshua Henry, Michael Luwoye & Rory O'Malley Will Lead the Hamilton Tour

It's time for them to take their shot! Tony nominee Joshua Henry, Michael Luwoye and Tony nominee Rory O'Malley will headline the touring production of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony-winning musical Hamilton. The trio take on the roles of Aaron Burr, Alexander Hamilton and King George III, respectively. The national tour of the tuner will begin performances on March 10 at the ...

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The King Returns! Tony Award-Winning The Lion King Opens in New Orleans

The King Returns! Tony Award-Winning The Lion King Opens in New Orleans

It’s time to take your place in the circle of life. The national tour of The Lion King opens in New Orleans on January 4. The Disney musical will play the Saenger Theatre through January 29.

A lively stage adaptation of the Academy Award-winning animated film, The Lion King is the story of Simba, a young lion prince born into ...

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The Great Comet's Josh Groban Named Broadway.com Star of the Year for 2016!

The Great Comet's Josh Groban Named Broadway.com Star of the Year for 2016!

Raise a glass of vodka to Josh Groban! After an intense few days of voting, you have made the crooner your 2016 Broadway.com Star of the Year. A man of his word, Groban made his long-awaited Main Stem debut this fall, headlining Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812. Eight times a week he transforms himself into the ...

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Miracle of Miracles! Fiddler on the Roof Will Launch National Tour in 2018

Miracle of Miracles! Fiddler on the Roof Will Launch National Tour in 2018

How much more can we be joyful? The Tony-nominated revival of Fiddler on the Roof will launch a national tour in the fall of 2018. The Broadway production, which stars six-time Tony nominee Danny Burstein as Tevye, will end its run on December 31. Casting and exact cities and dates for the touring production will be announced at a later ...

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You Can Dance, You Can Jive! Tickets Now on Sale for Mamma Mia! Farewell Tour in New Orleans

You Can Dance, You Can Jive! Tickets Now on Sale for Mamma Mia! Farewell Tour in New Orleans

Get ready to unleash your inner dancing queen! Tickets for the farewell tour of Mamma Mia! are now on sale for the show’s engagement in New Orleans. The musical featuring the hit songs of ABBA will open on June 6 at the Saenger Theatre and close on June 11, 2017.

Mamma Mia! tells the story of a bride-to-be who never ...

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Jake Gyllenhaal & Annaleigh Ashford to Launch Broadway's Hudson Theatre With Sunday in the Park with George

Jake Gyllenhaal & Annaleigh Ashford to Launch Broadway's Hudson Theatre With Sunday in the Park with George

Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford are going to give us more to see! After the sad news that Gyllenhaal wouldn't be reopening the Hudson Theatre with Burn This from February 2017, comes the happier announcement that the Oscar nominee will launch the venue by reprising his City Center performance in Sunday in the Park with George. Once again co-starring Tony ...

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Barrett Doss & More Will Join Andy Karl in Groundhog Day on Broadway

Barrett Doss & More Will Join Andy Karl in Groundhog Day on Broadway

The Citizens of Punxsutawney have been announced! Barrett Doss and more will appear alongside Andy Karl in Broadway's Groundhog Day. The much-buzzed about tuner is set to begin performances on March 16, 2017 at the August Wilson Theatre and officially open on April 17.

Newcomer Doss (You Can’t Take It With You) will star as Rita Hanson. The ensemble company ...

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Jessie Mueller Sets Departure Date From Waitress on Broadway

Jessie Mueller Sets Departure Date From Waitress on Broadway

Everything changes. Jessie Mueller is set to play her final performance as Jenna in Broadway's Waitress on March 26, 2017; her replacement will be announced soon. The show is currently booking through June 11 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.

Directed by Diane Paulus, Waitress marks five-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles' stage-writing debut. Based on the 2007 film by the late ...

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Oh, What a Night! Jersey Boys Begins Performances in New Orleans

Oh, What a Night! Jersey Boys Begins Performances in New Orleans

The national tour of Jersey Boys opens in New Orleans on December 13. The Tony-winning musical will play the Saenger Theatre through December 18.

Jersey Boys tells the story of how Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons went from being unknown New Jersey kids to international pop superstars. The show features over 30 hit songs, including “Sherry,” “Big Girls ...

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Denzel Washington & Viola Davis Pick Up 2017 Golden Globe Nominations for Reprising Their Tony-Winning Performances in Fences

Denzel Washington & Viola Davis Pick Up 2017 Golden Globe Nominations for Reprising Their Tony-Winning Performances in Fences

The 2017 Golden Globe nominations were announced on December 12, and a number of stage favorites picked up nods, including three actors who reprised their Tony-winning performances on screen.

Denzel Washington and Viola Davis, who both won Tony Awards for their star turns in the 2010 revival of August Wilson’s Fences, received nominations for their performances in the Washington-helmed big ...

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Hamilfans Unite: The Hamilton Mixtape is Number One on the Billboard Charts

Hamilfans Unite: The Hamilton Mixtape is Number One on the Billboard Charts

Everyone wants to be in the room where it happens! The Hamilton Mixtape has debuted at number one on the Billboard chart, shifting 187,000 copies in the first week of its release. The original cast recording of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony-winning tuner peaked in the chart's third spot and is 2016’s fifth highest-selling album.

Highlights on the Mixtape, which was ...

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Raise Your Voice in Cheer! Tickets Now on Sale for the Finding Neverland Tour in New Orleans

Raise Your Voice in Cheer! Tickets Now on Sale for the Finding Neverland Tour in New Orleans

What a show! What a night! How the world's delight! Tickets are now on sale for the national tour of Finding Neverland in New Orleans. The Broadway.com Audience Choice Award-winning musical will open on May 9 at the Saenger Theatre and close on May 14, 2017.

Finding Neverland follows playwright J.M. Barrie as he summons the courage to ...

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Hairspray Live! Ratings Ease on Down Below The Wiz & Peter Pan

Hairspray Live! Ratings Ease on Down Below The Wiz & Peter Pan

Hairspray Live! was big, (at times) blonde and beautiful, but the nicest kids in town did not reach as many people as Dorothy and her friends. NBC’s latest live musical venture drew nine million viewers, the New York Times writes. This was down on The Wiz Live!'s 11.5 million viewers last year and 2014's 9.2 million viewers ...

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A Film Remake of Little Shop of Horrors Is in the Works with Supergirl & The Flash's Greg Berlanti at the Helm

A Film Remake of Little Shop of Horrors Is in the Works with Supergirl & The Flash's Greg Berlanti at the Helm

Look out, look out, look out, look out! A new Little Shop of Horrors is aiming to take over the big screen. According to Deadline, Warner Brothers is moving forward with a remake of the 1986 movie based on Alan Menken and Howard Ashman’s musical. Greg Berlanti (executive producer of such shows as Supergirl and The Flash) is set to ...

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Great White Way Dates Set for Harold Prince's Prince of Broadway

Great White Way Dates Set for Harold Prince's Prince of Broadway

We now have dates for the previously reported Main Stem premiere of Prince of Broadway at Manhattan Theatre Club. The long-in-the-works musical, which celebrates the career of the 21-time Tony-winning director and producer Harold Prince, will begin previews on August 3, 2017. Opening night is scheduled for August 24 at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.

“Of course I’m delighted that ...

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The Creative Team Behind Hairspray Live! on Making NBC's Musicals Bigger, Bolder & Perfect for Underwear-Clad Viewers

The Creative Team Behind Hairspray Live! on Making NBC's Musicals Bigger, Bolder & Perfect for Underwear-Clad Viewers

When Tony-winning director Kenny Leon staged The Wiz Live! for NBC last year, audiences tuned in to catch a talented cast in a multi-set proscenium space. When the cameras roll on Hairspray Live! on December 7, however, there won’t be a fourth wall. At times, there won’t even be the other three walls.

Following The Sound of Music, Peter Pan ...

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The Color Purple, Waitress, Bright Star & More Nab Grammy Nominations

The Color Purple, Waitress, Bright Star & More Nab Grammy Nominations

Nominations were announced this morning for the 59th Annual Grammy Awards, which will take place on February 12, 2017, hosted by Tony winner James Corden. Four Broadway productions and one West End show are in the running for Best Musical Theater Album, with credits as follows:

Bright Star. Carmen Cusack, principal soloist; Jay Alix, Peter Asher & Una Jackman, producers ...

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Far More Than One Short Day! Wicked Becomes the Ninth Longest-Running Show on Broadway

Far More Than One Short Day! Wicked Becomes the Ninth Longest-Running Show on Broadway

Oh what a celebration we'll have today! Broadway's soaring hit Wicked is officially the ninth longest-running show on the Great White Green Way. This marks 5,462 performances at the Gershwin Theatre on December 4. Beauty and the Beast was the previous holder of the ninth spot.

To properly rejoicify about this gravity-defying occasion, we've included nine of our favorite ...

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Run & Tell That! Listen to the Hairspray Live! Cast Album

Run & Tell That! Listen to the Hairspray Live! Cast Album

We now have the perfect distraction while we count down the hours until the Hairspray Live! broadcast on December 7. Masterworks Broadway/Epic Records has just released the original soundtrack of the NBC television event, which includes studio recordings of the musical numbers that the starry company will perform on the night itself. Click below to stream a sneak peek ...

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