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Photos: Gayle King Visits THE HEART OF ROCK AND ROLL on Broadway
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 29, 2024

Gayle King rocked out on Broadway last week seeing “The Heart of Rock and Roll”. See photos!

Photos: First Look At THE CHER SHOW Second National Tour
by A.A. Cristi - May 29, 2024

The second national tour of the Tony Award-winning production of THE CHER SHOW on Thursday, June 6 starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Stranahan Theater in Toledo, OH. See new photos from the production below.

Exclusive: First Look at Julie Benko in Theatre Raleigh's Production of JANE EYRE
by Joshua Wright - May 29, 2024

Get a first look at Julie Benko starring in Jane Eyre opposite Matt Bogart and directed by Megan McGinnis at Theatre Raleigh. Jane Eyre is written by John Caird and Paul Gordon. 

Audra McDonald Will Return to Broadway This Fall in GYPSY; Hear Her Sing in New Trailer
by Nicole Rosky - May 29, 2024

It's official! six-time Tony Award Winner Audra McDonald will return to Broadway this fall, taking on what is widely regarded as the greatest role in musical theatre, “Rose” in GYPSY. We have all of the details!

Kate Baldwin in THE PROM, Julia Murney Directed CHARLIE BROWN & More Set For Sharon Playhouse
by Joshua Wright - May 29, 2024

The Sharon Playhouse, the historic arts and entertainment venue in the Northwest Corner of Connecticut has announced casting for the 2024 season. 

Video: Jane Krakowski Discusses Attending Shows Ahead of Tonys
by Josh Sharpe - May 29, 2024

Tony Award winner Jane Krakowski stopped by Live With Kelly and Mark on Wednesday, where she discussed her unique method of keeping track of the Broadway shows she has seen during Tony season. Krakowski also went on to discuss what it was like to win a Tony herself. Watch the video!

Video: Dorian Harewood on the Thrill of Leading 'Broadway's Most Unique Musical'
by Joey Mervis - May 29, 2024

In this video, watch as Tony nominee Dorian Harewood chats about returning to Broadway, why The Notebook meant so much to him, and so much more.

Previously Canceled FORBIDDEN BROADWAY to Premiere Off-Broadway
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 29, 2024

The previously canceled Broadway run of Forbidden Broadway: Merrily We Stole A Song, has found a new home! The show will be presented at Theater555 on West 42nd Street. Learn more and see how to purchase tickets.

Al Hirschfeld Foundation Celebrates Pride With 'Drag Show' Exhibition Curated by Charles Busch
by Stephi Wild - May 29, 2024

The Al Hirschfeld Foundation is celebrating Pride Month with its latest online exhibition, “Hirschfeld’s Drag Show,” now live online through August 15. The special guest curator for the exhibition is Tony-nominated playwright, actor, director, novelist and drag legend, Charles Busch.

Final Days To Vote For the 21st Annual Theatre Fans' Choice Awards
by BWW Awards - May 29, 2024

The latest standings have been announced for the 21st Annual Theater Fans' Choice Awards. The Theater Fans' Choice Awards, honoring and celebrating the best of New York Theater - as decided by the most important critics, the audience at large - allowing YOU to have your say during the most exciting time of the year for the theater community.

CHICAGO Celebrates 35,000 Performances Worldwide
by Stephi Wild - May 29, 2024

The record-breaking hit Chicago is celebrating 35,000 performances worldwide. The first tour of Chicago launched in 1997 and has continued in both North America and abroad ever since.

Michael Urie Joins Sutton Foster in ONCE UPON A MATTRESS on Broadway
by Stephi Wild - May 29, 2024

 Drama Desk Award winner and SAG Award nominee Michael Urie will star alongside Tony Award winner Sutton Foster in Once Upon A Mattress on Broadway this summer! Tickets are on sale now!

LEMPICKA Delays Release of Cast Recording to June 12
by Stephi Wild - May 29, 2024

The Original Broadway Cast Recording of Lempicka is still on its way, but fans will just have to wait a bit longer. The album, which was originally set to be released digitally today, May 29, has been pushed back to June 12.

Video: Watch the WICKED Trailer Made Entirely Out of LEGOs
by Stephi Wild - May 29, 2024

An all new version of the trailer for the forthcoming Wicked movie has been released - and this time it has been made entirely out of LEGOs! 

Video: Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer Shares What 'The Lady of the Lake' is Doing Post-Broadway
by Stephi Wild - May 29, 2024

Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer took to social media to share a fun video she made detailing what 'Lady of the Lake' is up to post-Broadway. This refers, of course, to the character Kritzer played in the revival of Spamalot, which wrapped up its Broadway run in April. Kritzer received her first ever Tony Award nomination for this role.

Photos: Inside Opening Night of BEN PLATT: LIVE AT THE PALACE
by Stephi Wild - May 29, 2024

All new photos have been released of Tony®, GRAMMY®, and Emmy® Award winner Ben Platt’s historic reopening of Broadway’s Palace Theatre. Check out the photos here!

Wake Up With BroadwayWorld May 29, 2024
by - May 29, 2024

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is May 29, 2024 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours.

Video: Ben Platt Electrifies With A CABARET Classic At Palace Theatre Residency
by A.A. Cristi - May 28, 2024

Tonight, Tony Award-winner Ben Platt made his return to Broadway in a new concert residency reopening Broadway's recently remodeled Palace Theatre. See video from his performance as he pays tribute to diva Liza Minnelli.

Video: Watch Cherry Jones and Harry Treadaway in THE GRAPES OF WRATH Trailer
by Nicole Rosky - May 28, 2024

The National Theatre will soon present a new production of Frank Galati’s Tony Award-winning adaptation of The Grapes of Wrath. In this video, watch a trailer for the new production.

Sarah Brightman Says 'A Lot Of' SUNSET BOULEVARD Was Written 'On' Her Voice
by Joshua Wright - May 28, 2024

In an interview about the Australian production of Sunset Boulevard, Sarah Brightman said that Andrew Lloyd Webber wrote much of Sunset Boulevard on her voice.

Da'Vine Joy Randolph Cast in ETERNITY Alongside Miles Teller and Elizabeth Olsen
by Josh Sharpe - May 28, 2024

Da'Vine Joy Randolph, who recently won an Oscar for her performance in The Holdovers, has just joined her first feature with A24, the popular independent film studio. Randolph will be appearing in the romantic comedy Eternity, which is directed by David Freyne from a screenplay by Patrick Cunnane. The details of her role are being kept under wraps but she joins a cast that includes Miles Teller, Elizabeth Olsen, and Callum Turner.

See First Poster for MOANA 2; New Trailer Tomorrow
by Josh Sharpe - May 28, 2024

Walt Disney Animation Studios has just dropped the first poster for the highly anticipated film, Moana 2. Alongside the poster, the studio also announced that the first trailer for the film will be arriving tomorrow. Take a look at the poster here!

The American Theatre Wing to Relaunch National Theatre Company Grants Program
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 28, 2024

The American Theatre Wing will relaunch of ATW’s National Theatre Company Grants program. Learn more about the program and see how to apply.

Video: Watch the Acceptance Speeches for the 2024 Tony Honors Recipients
by Nicole Rosky - May 28, 2024

The 2024 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre are going to five outstanding contributors to the Broadway industry - Wendall K. Harrington, Colleen Jennings-Roggernsack, Judith O. Rubin, the Dramatists Guild Foundation, and the Friedman Health Center. Check out all five acceptance speeches here!

Exclusive: Hasna Muhammad on Shadowing the Call at PURLIE VICTORIOUS
by Nicole Rosky - May 28, 2024

Purlie Victorious may have played its final Broadway performance months ago, but the acclaimed production was not forgotten by Tony nominators. The revival earned six 2024 Tony nominations, including Best Revival of a Play. Enjoy 'Shadowing the Call' by Hasna Muhammad.



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