Category Archives: Theater

Broadcast Date for “Hamilton’s America” Announced

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PBS has announced the dates of its 2016 Fall Arts Festival, which will be hosted by Lin-Manuel Miranda and will broadcast Hamilton’s America. The show will air on “Great Performances” on Oct 21 from 9:00-10:30 pm EST.  This great performance will follow Hamilton from its creation to becoming a pop-culture phenomenon and will feature interviews with Presidents […]

Moulin Rouge Is Getting a Musical Stage Play Adaptation

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Variety reported Moulin Rouge are having a Broadway adaptation of the musical movie. Global Creatures are developing the stage while John Logan is set to write the book. Alex Timbers has also been tapped to direct the play. The full details about the musical is yet to be announced, for now you can read the full scoop below. […]

‘Hairspray Live’ First Trailer Released

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Hairspray Live has released its first trailer! “Hairspray Live!” doesn’t debut until this December, but the first footage is already here. “Hairspray Live!” features newcomer Maddie Baillio in the star-making role of Tracy Turnblad, plus a star-studded cast including Jennifer Hudson, Ariana Grande, Kristin Chenoweth, Martin Short, Derek Hough, Dove Cameron, Garrett Clayton, Sean Hayes, […]

Disney to Film “Newsies” with Jeremy Jordan

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  Disney has set a date to film the national tour of “Newsies!”  The musical will be filmed September 11, 2016 for release sometime in 2017.  The show will be filmed in front of an invitation-only live audience. Jeremy Jordan (Smash, Supergirl), a Tony Award nominee for his performance as rebellious paperboy Jack Kelly in the musical, […]

Join Us at the Second Annual BroadwayCon!

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If you haven’t heard of BroadwayCon, let me be the first to tell you about it.   As the name implies, BroadwayCon is the Comic-Con of the Broadway Stage.  If you are at all a Broadway Baby, this is where you want to be January 27-29, 2017.  This is the second year for BroadwayCon and […]

Daveed Diggs Leaves Hamilton

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Tony award winner, Daveed Diggs, made his final curtain call as Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson in the musical Hamilton on July 15th.  He is on his way to appear opposite Julia Roberts in an upcoming film. In the film, Wonder, Diggs will play an English teacher.  The film is an adaptation of the book of […]

Congrats to Broadway Stars Earning Emmy Nominations!

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The nominations for the 68th annual Emmy awards have been announced and no less than 4 of them are also past recipients of Tony awards!  A big congratulations goes to: Bryan Cranston nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie is a past winner of a Tony award for portrayal of Lyndon […]

‘Hairspray Live’ Adds Ariana Grande

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Ariana Grande has been added to the cast of Hairspray Live! Ariana Grande has joined the cast of NBC’s upcoming musical “Hairspray Live.” The pop star will play Penny Pringleton, protagonist Tracy Turnblad’s incorrigible best friend. Grande joins a cast that includes Harvey Fierstein, Jennifer Hudson, Kristin Chenoweth, Martin Short, Derek Hough and newcomer Maddie […]

2016-17 Broadway Season will be AMAZING!

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  There has been a lot of talk lately about the many Broadway shows that are in the final or early stages of closing: Matilda, Les Miserables, She Loves Me, and many more have announced their closing.  While this may seem like sad news, it is actually bittersweet because for every closing show, there is an open […]

Al Pacino Returning to Broadway

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Al Pacino will be returning to Broadway as Tennessee Williams in a new play, “When God Looked Away” by Dotson Rader.  Judith Light is slated to co-star in the play which will begin on Broadway next season.  The play is based on Rader’s 1985 biography of Williams. This is the second tidbit of good news […]