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Almost Famous Is Being Made into a Broadway Musical

Almost Famous Is Being Made into a Broadway Musical

The acclaimed 2000 film Almost Famous will soon sing out onstage. The flick's Oscar-winning screenwriter and director Cameron Crowe is adapting his iconic work into a main-stem musical, with a production schedule to come. The musical will feature a book by Crowe and music by Pulitzer and Tony winner Tom Kitt (Next to Normal), with lyrics by Kitt and Crowe ...

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Season Five of Lifetime Channel's Broadway Balances America Premieres in September

Season Five of Lifetime Channel's Broadway Balances America Premieres in September

The Balancing Act, the award-winning morning show on the Lifetime Channel, is excited to announce that it has begun shooting the fifth season of the popular series, Broadway Balances America, sponsored by Broadway Across America. This five-part miniseries will take viewers behind the scenes of some of the most beloved Broadway musicals touring the country, including Anastasia, School of Rock ...

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For Crying Out Loud! Tickets Now on Sale for Bat Out of Hell in Salt Lake City

For Crying Out Loud! Tickets Now on Sale for Bat Out of Hell in Salt Lake City

Rock and roll dreams come true! Tickets are now on sale for the North American tour of Jim Steinman’s Bat Out of Hell—The Musical in Salt Lake City. Starring Andrew Polec, who thrilled London and Toronto critics with his powerhouse performance, the Bat Out of Hell tour will play the Eccles Theater November 21 through December 1.

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Serve with a Smile! Broadway Favorite Christine Dwyer Will Lead the National Tour of Waitress

Serve with a Smile! Broadway Favorite Christine Dwyer Will Lead the National Tour of Waitress

She'll be pouring you a cup and saying, "Hello, how ya been?" Broadway and tour favorite Christine Dwyer is joining the national tour of the hit Broadway musical Waitress. Current Waitress leading lady Desi Oakley will pass the rolling pin to Dwyer on September 28, when the show plays a week-long engagement at Salt Lake City's Eccles Theatre.

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Joe Iconis & Joe Tracz's Be More Chill Will Transfer to Broadway

Joe Iconis & Joe Tracz's Be More Chill Will Transfer to Broadway

This just might be the news of the day! Be More Chill, Joe Iconis and Joe Tracz's fan-favorite musical currently making its off-Broadway debut at the Pershing Square Signature Center, will move to Broadway's Lyceum Theatre in 2019. Previews will begin on February 13 followed by a March 10 opening night. Tickets are now on sale.

"The fact that I get ...

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T Fellowship & Columbia University Announce Five-Year $100,000 Funding Commitment from John Gore Organization

T Fellowship & Columbia University Announce Five-Year $100,000 Funding Commitment from John Gore Organization

The T Fellowship, in association with Columbia University School of the Arts, has announced a five-year $100,000.00 funding commitment from The John Gore Organization beginning in 2018.

The T Fellowship is a one‐year program designed to educate and empower new creative producers. The fellowship provides a stipend of $10,000 with a $20,000 budget for the development of ...

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Believe! Jeff Sullivan & Ruby Gibbs Will Lead the Finding Neverland Tour

Believe! Jeff Sullivan & Ruby Gibbs Will Lead the Finding Neverland Tour

Raise your voice in cheer! Jeff Sullivan (Damn Yankees, Guys & Dolls) and Ruby Gibbs (Grease, Cats) will star as J.M. Barrie and Sylvia Llewelyn Davies, respectively, in the national tour of Finding Neverland. The touring production of the Broadway.com Audience Choice Award-winning musical will open October 1 at the Hershey Theatre in Hershey, PA, before continuing on ...

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Kerry Butler, Rob McClure, Adam Dannheisser, Leslie Kritzer & More Complete the Cast of Beetlejuice

Kerry Butler, Rob McClure, Adam Dannheisser, Leslie Kritzer & More Complete the Cast of Beetlejuice

Full casting is set for the pre-Broadway run of Beetlejuice, the highly anticipated new musical based on the fan-favorite 1988 film. The previously announced world premiere staging will begin previews at Washington, D.C.'s National Theatre on October 14 with an opening slated for November 4. The production will run through November 18.

Newly announced principal cast members include Tony ...

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Craig Zadan, Trailblazing Smash Producer Who Reignited Musicals on Screen, Dies at 69

Craig Zadan, Trailblazing Smash Producer Who Reignited Musicals on Screen, Dies at 69

Craig Zadan, a prolific producer of a wide variety of musical productions who began a resurgence of sung entertainment on television, has died at age 69. The news of Zadan's death was confirmed in an email from NBC vice-president Stuart Levine.

"It is with profound sadness that I am announcing the passing of my dear friend and colleague Craig Zadan ...

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Gettin' a Cast Album! Broadway's Gettin' the Band Back Together Will Be Preserved on CD

Gettin' a Cast Album! Broadway's Gettin' the Band Back Together Will Be Preserved on CD

The fresh Broadway tuner Gettin' the Band Back Together has announced an original cast recording, set for release digitally and on CD by Sh-K-Boom Records later this year. The new show features an original score by Mark Allen and orchestrations by Doug Katsaros and Sonny Paladino.

Gettin' the Band Back Together follows Mitch Papadopolous, who always dreamed of being the ...

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Andrew Polec Will Lead the North American Tour of Bat Out of Hell—The Musical; Launching This November

Andrew Polec Will Lead the North American Tour of Bat Out of Hell—The Musical; Launching This November

The sirens are screaming and the fires are howling! Andrew Polec, who has thrilled London and Toronto audiences with his powerhouse performance as Strat in Bat Out of Hell—The Musical, will lead the North American touring production. Following the show's return engagement at Toronto’s Ed Mirvish Theatre (October 16 through November 4), the Bat Out of Hell tour will launch ...

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World Premiere Beetlejuice Musical Finds Its Stars in Alex Brightman & Sophia Anne Caruso

World Premiere Beetlejuice Musical Finds Its Stars in Alex Brightman & Sophia Anne Caruso

Initial casting has been announced for the pre-Broadway run of Beetlejuice, a new musical based on the fan-favorite 1988 film. Tony nominee Alex Brightman will lead the company in the title role (created on-screen by Michael Keaton) with Sophia Anne Caruso as Lydia (played in the movie by Winona Ryder). The previously announced world premiere staging will begin previews at Washington ...

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Pretty Woman: The Musical Sets Cast Album Release Date

Pretty Woman: The Musical Sets Cast Album Release Date

Get ready to listen to Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance's first musical-theater score on repeat! Atlantic Records' cast album to Pretty Woman: The Musical has set a digital release date of September 21 with a physical CD release planned for October 26.

Based on the smash 1990 film, Pretty Woman: The Musical follows unlikely soulmates Vivian (Samantha Barks) and Edward ...

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Tootsie to Play Broadway's Marquis Theatre; Dates & Casting Confirmed

Tootsie to Play Broadway's Marquis Theatre; Dates & Casting Confirmed

The highly anticipated main-stem premiere of Tootsie has found its Broadway home. The new musical based on the beloved 1982 comedy flick will set up shop at the Marquis Theatre, beginning previews on March 29, 2019 and opening on April 23, 2019. Tootsie will first make its world premiere at Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre from September 11, 2018 through October 14 ...

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Network, Starring Bryan Cranston & Directed by Ivo van Hove, Will Play Broadway

Network, Starring Bryan Cranston & Directed by Ivo van Hove, Will Play Broadway

Tune in. Following a hit world premiere production with London's National Theatre, the acclaimed stage adaptation of the iconic film Network is coming to Broadway. Written by Tony winner Lee Hall (Billy Elliot) and directed by Tony winner Ivo van Hove (the upcoming West Side Story), the main-stem transfer will star Tony and Emmy winner Bryan Cranston, reprising his Olivier-winning ...

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Tony-Winning Once On This Island Revival Named Recipient of Equity Diversity Award

Tony-Winning Once On This Island Revival Named Recipient of Equity Diversity Award

Actors' Equity Association has announced that the 2018 Tony-winning and Broadway.com Audience Choice Award-winning revival of Once On This Island will receive the 11th annual Extraordinary Excellence in Diversity on Broadway Award for the 2017-2018 season. Presented by Equity's National Equal Employment Opportunity Committee, the award honors shows that exemplify and promote the union's founding principles of diversity, inclusion ...

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The Winner of So You Think You Can Dance to Earn Part in Fox's Rent Live

The Winner of So You Think You Can Dance to Earn Part in Fox's Rent Live

You'll see! We have a first hint on casting for Rent Live!, Fox's upcoming live musical event. So You Think You Can Dance host Cat Deeley announced during the August 6 episode of the talent-competition series that this season's winner will take on a role to be announced in the highly anticipated TV musical. As previously reported, Rent Live! will ...

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Show Them the Map! Tickets Now on Sale for the National Tour of Come From Away in Salt Lake City

Show Them the Map! Tickets Now on Sale for the National Tour of Come From Away in Salt Lake City

You are here at the start of a moment! Tickets are now on sale for the national tour of Come From Away in Salt Lake City. The traveling production of this celebrated and Tony Award-nominated musical will open November 6 at the Eccles Theater and run through November 11.

Come From Away tells the remarkable true story of 7,000 ...

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Welcome to the Rock! Andrew Samonsky, Megan McGinnis, Becky Gulsvig & More Will Star in the National Tour of Come From Away

Welcome to the Rock! Andrew Samonsky, Megan McGinnis, Becky Gulsvig & More Will Star in the National Tour of Come From Away

Suddenly there's nothing in between them and the sky! Becky Gulsvig (School of Rock), Megan McGinnis (Les Misérables) and Andrew Samonsky (South Pacific) will star in the national tour of Broadway's hit musical Come From Away. Directed by Tony winner Christopher Ashley, the traveling production of Come From Away will kick off in October in Seattle, WA, before continuing on ...

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Opening Up! Tickets Now on Sale for the National Tour of Sara Bareilles' Waitress—The Musical in Salt Lake City

Opening Up! Tickets Now on Sale for the National Tour of Sara Bareilles' Waitress—The Musical in Salt Lake City

Let's see the next amazing thing baking does now! Tickets are now on sale for the national tour of Waitress in Salt Lake City. The blockbuster Broadway musical, featuring a score by Grammy and Tony Award nominee Sara Bareilles ("Love Song," "Brave"), will play the Eccles Theater from September 25 through September 30.

Inspired by Adrienne Shelly's beloved film ...

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Michelle Williams & Sam Rockwell to Star as Gwen Verdon & Bob Fosse in New Series from Hamilton Team

Michelle Williams & Sam Rockwell to Star as Gwen Verdon & Bob Fosse in New Series from Hamilton Team

Stage-and-screen stars Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams have signed on to play the title roles in Fosse/Verdon, an eight-episode limited series set to appear on FX, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Tony-winning Hamilton collaborators Lin-Manuel Miranda and Andy Blankenbuehler are among the co-producers, with the pilot episode directed by Thomas Kail and written by Dear Evan Hansen Tony winner ...

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NBC Sets May 2019 Air Date for Hair Live!; Diane Paulus to Co-Direct

NBC Sets May 2019 Air Date for Hair Live!; Diane Paulus to Co-Direct

Mark your calendar! The eagerly anticipated live TV presentation of Hair will arrive on NBC on May 19, 2019. Tony winner Diane Paulus, who helmed the Tony-winning 2009 Broadway revival, has signed on to co-direct the small-screen musical alongside Alex Rudzinski, who will serve as live television director as he did for Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, which just ...

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Cats Film Nabs Jennifer Hudson, James Corden, Ian McKellen & Taylor Swift

Cats Film Nabs Jennifer Hudson, James Corden, Ian McKellen & Taylor Swift

Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson has been cast in the iconic role of Grizabella in the eagerly anticipated film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's hit musical Cats, according to Variety. The Broadway alum will sing "Memory" in the new film, which is expected to start filming this November. Additional roles in the movie musical will be performed by Tony winners James ...

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Pretty Woman: The Musical Arrives on Broadway; Cast Album Announced

Pretty Woman: The Musical Arrives on Broadway; Cast Album Announced

Mercy! Pretty Woman: The Musical, the new stage show based on the hit 1990 film, begins previews at the Nederlander Theatre on July 20. Jerry Mitchell directs and choreographs the production, which is scheduled to open on August 16. The musical has also announced an original cast album, featuring the original score of Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance, to be released ...

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Summer: The Donna Summer Musical Releases Original Cast Album

Summer: The Donna Summer Musical Releases Original Cast Album

Get ready for some hot stuff! Republic Records releases the original cast album for Summer: The Donna Summer Musical today. The talent-packed recording is available through all digital retailers.

Summer features Tony winner LaChanze, Tony nominee (and Broadway.com vlogger) Ariana DeBose and talented newcomer Storm Lever portraying music icon Donna Summer at different points throughout her life. The musical ...

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