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ALADDIN To Celebrate 10 Years On Broadway With A Special Performance In March!
by A.A. Cristi - February 21, 2024

Disney's hit musical adventure Aladdin will celebrate ten years on Broadway with a very special performance on March 28.

DEAR ENGLAND Stage Play Set For BBC Series; Joseph Fiennes to Reprise Role in James Graham's Adaptation
by Michael Major - February 21, 2024

The BBC has commissioned Dear England, a new drama series adapted from James Graham’s (Sherwood, The Way, Quiz) hit National Theatre play. Joseph Fiennes (The Handmaid’s Tale, Shakespeare in Love) will star as Gareth Southgate. Rupert Goold (Judy, King Charles III, The Hollow Crown), who directed Dear England on stage, will direct the series.

Photos: Mary Kate Morrissey Shares Photos from Rehearsals for WICKED on Broadway
by Lauren Hilton - February 21, 2024

WICKED will welcome new cast members to the Gershwin Theatre this spring. The newest Elpheba on Broadway, Mary Kate Morrissey, shared photos from the rehearsal room. See the latest additions to Oz!

Video: Get A First Look At BEETLEJUICE in Brazil
by Joshua Wright - February 21, 2024

Get a first look at the Brazil company of Beetlejuice performing The Whole Being Dead Thing in an all-new video. Based on Tim Burton's dearly beloved film, BEETLEJUICE tells the story of Lydia Deetz, a strange and unusual teenager whose life changes when she meets a recently deceased couple and Beetlejuice, a demon with a thing for stripes.

Exclusive: Aisha Jackson is Getting Ready to Spotlight Black Excellence on Broadway
by Nicole Rosky - February 21, 2024

In this video, watch as Broadway's Aisha Jackson chats more about her upcoming show and gives BroadwayWorld an exclusive sneak peek of 'Being Good Isn't Good Enough' from Hallelujah, Baby!.

Video: Watch Taylor Swift Play Maria in THE SOUND OF MUSIC in Resurfaced Footage
by Michael Major - February 21, 2024

After photos of the Taylor Swift playing Sandy in Grease surfaced earlier this year, new videos of the GRAMMY-winner playing Maria in a youth production of The Sound of Music is gaining traction on TikTok. Swift played the role in a childrens production at Berks Youth Theatre Academy, where she also played Kim McAfee in Bye, Bye Birdie.

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA to Continue International Tour in China in 2024
by Chloe Rabinowitz - February 21, 2024

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera will be continuing its international tour, opening in Shenzhen, China on July 2, 2024.

Jonathan Groff, Jessica Lange, Kandi Burruss & Schele Williams to be Honored at 2024 Drama League Awards
by Chloe Rabinowitz - February 21, 2024

The Drama League has revealed the 2024 Special Recognition Honorees of The 90th Annual Drama League Awards. Learn about the honorees!

L. Morgan Lee, Bonnie Milligan, Julie Benko & More to Join CSC's CLASSICS GONE MAD!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - February 21, 2024

Classic Stage Company will present Classics Gone Mad!, a benefit event directed by Cara Akselrad and Eric Ulloa. See which stars are taking part and learn how to purchase tickets!

Broadway Producer and Manager Ira Bernstein Passes Away at 94
by Sidney Paterra - February 21, 2024

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report the death of Broadway producer Ira Bernstein, who passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on December 21, 2023 in Scottsdale, Arizona. He was 94 years old.

Video: Watch Highlights of Nicholas Christopher, Billy Porter & More in JELLY'S LAST JAM
by Nicole Rosky - February 21, 2024

In this video, watch highlights of Jelly's Last Jam at New York City Center Encores!.

Up on the Marquee: PATRIOTS
by Jennifer Broski - February 21, 2024

Check out photos of the new Broadway marquee at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, where Patriots will open later this season.

Photos: Go Behind-the-Scenes of the Broadway-Bound SMASH Workshop
by Lauren Hilton - February 21, 2024

SMASH is soon heading to Broadway, but first, it had a workshop, which was presented in NYC. Check out behind-the-scenes photos from the cast & creatives!

John Douglas Thompson & Nicole Ari Parker to Lead Red Bull Theater's ANTONY & CLEOPATRA
by Chloe Rabinowitz - February 21, 2024

RED BULL THEATER has revealed updated casting for the next offering of a new season of OBIE Award-winning Revelation Readings: Antony & Cleopatra by William Shakespeare. See who is starring!

GROUNDED by Jeanine Tesori to Open The Metropolitan Opera's 2024–25 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - February 21, 2024

The Metropolitan Opera has unveiled the 2024–25 season lineup. Learn about the operas being presented and see how to purchase tickets.

Sigourney Weaver, David Hyde Pierce & More to Reunite for VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Staged Reading
by Chloe Rabinowitz - February 21, 2024

Bartlett Sher will direct a staged reading of Christopher Durang’s Tony Award-winning play VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, featuring original cast members. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets!

OH, MARY! Extended Off-Broadway Through Early May
by Chloe Rabinowitz - February 21, 2024

Oh, Mary!, the Off Broadway comedy written by and starring Cole Escola, will extend its World Premiere engagement at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Video: Go Inside Rehearsals for JELLY'S LAST JAM at Encores!
by Nicole Rosky - February 21, 2024

In this video, watch as the cast of Encores! Jelly's Last Jam meets the press and gives a special sneak peek of 'Jelly's Jam' and 'Play the Music for Me.'

Video: Watch Scenes From the MEAN GIRLS Movie Musical Including Reneé Rapp Singing 'Meet the Plastics'
by Michael Major - February 21, 2024

'Meet the Plastics' of Mean Girls by watching eight minutes of the new movie musical! After the film was released on digital platforms yesterday, Paramount has dropped a video of Reneé Rapp singing 'Meet the Plastics,' as well as other footage from the film. Also watch the lead-in to 'Stupid With Love,' featuring Tina Fey and Christopher Briney.

Video: Nick Fradiani Performs 'If You Know What I Mean' in A BEAUTIFUL NOISE
by Stephi Wild - February 21, 2024

In an all new video from A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical, watch as Nick Fradiani performs 'If You Know What I Mean'! Check out the video here!

Ella Beatty To Join The Company Of Broadway's APPROPRIATE At The Belasco Theater
by A.A. Cristi - February 21, 2024

Broadway's critically acclaimed production of APPROPRIATE by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins will to welcome actress Ella Beatty to its cast when the production continues its limited  extended engagement at the Belasco Theatre in March.

Meet the Graduates of Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
by Team BWW - February 21, 2024

From performers to stage managers to producers and writers our graduates go on to incredible achievements in film, theatre, television and more. Hear from a few of our USA-based graduates about what they’ve been up to.

THE LAST MATCH Will Embark on Tour This Spring
by Stephi Wild - February 21, 2024

'The Last Match: A Pro-Wrestling Rock Experience' is set to embark on tour beginning this April! The event fuses hardcore wrestling, theatrical spectacle, and 80's-inspired original rock. Learn more about where to catch the show here!

Atlantic Theater Workers Vote to Join IATSE
by Stephi Wild - February 21, 2024

178 crewmembers of the Atlantic Theatre Company have voted in favor of joining The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees.

Donny Osmond Returns to JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT in Edinburgh This Christmas
by Stephi Wild - February 21, 2024

Donny Osmond will return to Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat as the production opens its second UK tour at the Edinburgh Playhouse this Christmas. Making his first UK appearance in a stage version of the production, Osmond returns to play 'Pharaoh.'

Wake Up With BroadwayWorld February 21, 2024
by - February 21, 2024

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is February 21, 2024 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours.


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