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Broadway: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Front Page, It's Only a Play, Macbeth, The Nance, Dead Accounts, Catch Me If You Can, Impressionism, The Coast of Utopia (Tony Award), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Tony nomination), Henry IV (Tony), Hairspray (Tony), Imaginary Friends, The Invention of ... (read complete bio)
 

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Broadway: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Front Page, It's Only a Play, Macbeth, The Nance, Dead Accounts, Catch Me If You Can, Impressionism, The Coast of Utopia (Tony Award), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Tony nomination), Henry IV (Tony), Hairspray (Tony), Imaginary Friends, The Invention of ... (read complete bio)
New North American Tour Of HAIRSPRAY Coming To Broadway San Jose! Photo New North American Tour Of HAIRSPRAY Coming To Broadway San Jose!
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 18, 2021

Tickets for HAIRSPRAY, Broadway's Tony Award-winning musical comedy phenomenon, are on sale now for the upcoming engagement at San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts (255 S. Almaden Blvd.).

Full Cast Announced for HAIRSPRAY North American Tour Photo Full Cast Announced for HAIRSPRAY North American Tour
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 6, 2021

The producers of HAIRSPRAY have announced the full cast for the upcoming North American tour and we've got the scoop on the cast and the tour schedule. Helmed by Jack O’Brien and Jerry Mitchell. HAIRSPRAY will visit more than 60 cities in its first touring season and is expected to play for multiple seasons.

THE GRINCH Is Coming To Steal Christmas In Atlanta, December 7-12 Photo THE GRINCH Is Coming To Steal Christmas In Atlanta, December 7-12
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 4, 2021

Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta will present the Atlanta return engagement of Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical for ten performances at the Fox Theatre from Dec. 7 to Dec. 12 as part of the 40th Anniversary Season. This classic holiday musical will enchant adults and children alike.

HAIRSPRAY is Coming to the North Charleston Performing Arts Center This December Photo HAIRSPRAY is Coming to the North Charleston Performing Arts Center This December
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 4, 2021

HAIRSPRAY, Broadway’s Tony Award-winning musical comedy phenomenon, will launch a new North American tour in Fall 2021. The new touring production, which will be helmed by Jack O’Brien and Jerry Mitchell, will visit the North Charleston Performing Arts Center December 11 & 12, 2021.

Composer Carlisle Floyd Dies at Age 95 Photo Composer Carlisle Floyd Dies at Age 95
by Stephi Wild - Oct 1, 2021

Boosey & Hawkes has shared the death of American composer Carlisle Floyd, who passed away on September 30, at age 95 in Tallahassee, Florida.

Hershey Theatre Announces 2022 Broadway Series Photo Hershey Theatre Announces 2022 Broadway Series
by Stephi Wild - Sep 30, 2021

Hershey Theatre announced today the Broadway shows taking the stage at the historic venue as part of its 2022 season.

Seth Sikes Returns To Delaware Next Month Photo Seth Sikes Returns To Delaware Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Sep 29, 2021

Seth Sikes will return to Top of the Pines in Rehoboth Beach, on Tuesday, October 13 at 7:00PM for one performance only. Seth made his Rehoboth Beach debut earlier this year and performed to a sold-out crowd. 

Tickets to FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at Overture Center for the Arts On Sale Today Photo Tickets to FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at Overture Center for the Arts On Sale Today
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 17, 2021

The tour of the Tony Award-nominated Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof is coming to Overture Center for the Arts on Tuesday, Nov. 16 through Sunday, Nov. 21. Individual tickets go on sale today, Friday, Sept. 17 at 10 a.m. Get your tickets at overture.org or in-person at the ticket office.

Full Casting Announced For North American Tour Of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Photo Full Casting Announced For North American Tour Of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
by Stephi Wild - Sep 13, 2021

Leading the cast as the extraordinary chocolate maker, Willy Wonka, is Cody Garcia, with Jackson Greenspan, William Goldsman, and Coleman Simmons alternating in the title role of Charlie Bucket.

Single Ticket On-Sale Date Announced for 10 U.S. Bank Broadway Season Shows Photo Single Ticket On-Sale Date Announced for 10 U.S. Bank Broadway Season Shows
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 7, 2021

Single tickets for ten shows in the Fabulous Fox Theatre’s 2021 – 2022 U.S. Bank Broadway Series will go on sale Tuesday, September 14 at 10:00 a.m.  Tickets will be available online, by phone, and in person at the Fox Theatre Box Office.

Skylight Music Theatre Announces Cast, Creative Team for THE FULL MONTY Photo Skylight Music Theatre Announces Cast, Creative Team for THE FULL MONTY
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 2, 2021

Skylight Music Theatre today announced the cast and creative team for the 2021-22 season opener, The Full Monty, running September 24 – October 17, 2021. Performances will take place in the beautiful Cabot Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway, in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward. Skylight is Milwaukee's professional Equity music theatre company.

Yehezkel Lazarov, Maite Uzal and More to Star in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF North American T Photo Yehezkel Lazarov, Maite Uzal and More to Star in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF North American Tour
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 31, 2021

Following an 18-month hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Israeli theatre and film star Yehezkel Lazarov, will lead the show’s triumphant return as Tevye in the Fiddler on the Roof North American Tour.  Full casting and upcoming tour dates have also been announced. 

Tickets To CHARLIE & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY On Sale Now at Clowes Memorial Hall  Photo Tickets To CHARLIE & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY On Sale Now at Clowes Memorial Hall 
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 27, 2021

Broadway in Indianapolis has announced that Roald Dahl's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY is now on sale!

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY to Play the Fabulous Fox Theatre This March Photo CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY to Play the Fabulous Fox Theatre This March
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 17, 2021

The Fabulous Fox Theatre has announced that Roald Dahl's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY will play St. Louis at the Fabulous Fox Theatre March 8 – 10.

Single Tickets Now On Sale For Dr. Seuss' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! The Musical Photo Single Tickets Now On Sale For Dr. Seuss' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! The Musical at DC's National Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Jul 23, 2021

DR. SEUSS' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! THE MUSICAL features the hit songs “You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas” (written by Albert Hague and Dr. Seuss) from the original animated series. Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is “two sizes too small,” decides to steal Christmas away from the Holiday loving Whos.

TDF Conversation About Challenges Faced By Critics Of Color Now On TDF Stages Photo TDF Conversation About Challenges Faced By Critics Of Color Now On TDF Stages
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 21, 2021

Jose Solís, Alicia Ramírez and Juan Michael Porter II have a lot in common. All three are passionate about the performing arts and have written theatre articles and reviews for prestigious publications. They are also accustomed to often being some of the few non-white audience members at shows—but that is something they're actively working to change.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Patti LuPone, Viola Davis & More Appear in New Documentary, ON BR Photo Lin-Manuel Miranda, Patti LuPone, Viola Davis & More Appear in New Documentary, ON BROADWAY
by TV News Desk - Jul 14, 2021

Featured in the film are interviews with some of today’s most influential playwrights, directors, choreographers, performers and producers such as Alexandra Billings, David Henry Hwang, Oskar Eustis, Nicholas Hytner, Jack O’Brien, George C. Wolfe, and more.

HAIRSPRAY is Coming to the Fabulous Fox Theatre April 2022 Photo HAIRSPRAY is Coming to the Fabulous Fox Theatre April 2022
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 9, 2021

You Can’t Stop the Beat! HAIRSPRAY, Broadway’s Tony Award-winning musical comedy phenomenon that inspired the blockbuster film and live television event, is back on tour and will make a stop at the Fabulous Fox Theatre April 5–9, 2022.

Review Roundup: HAIRSPRAY Returns to the West End; What Did the Critics Think? Photo Review Roundup: HAIRSPRAY Returns to the West End; What Did the Critics Think?
by Stephi Wild - Jun 30, 2021

Hairspray has returned to the West End, playing at the London Coliseum through 29 September 2021. Read reviews from BroadwayWorld, WhatsOnStage, and more!

HAMILTON, ANASTASIA & More Announced for 2021-2022 Broadway Season in Little Rock Photo HAMILTON, ANASTASIA & More Announced for 2021-2022 Broadway Season in Little Rock
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 18, 2021

Celebrity Attractions has announced an extraordinary lineup of five national Broadway tours coming in the Celebrity Attractions’ 2021-2022 Broadway Season to Robinson Performance Hall.  Kicking off the season is the London West End sell-out show, THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY and is followed by the romantic new musical, ANASTASIA, in November. 

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