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Will Smith in Discussions to Play the Genie in Live-Action Aladdin

Will Smith in Discussions to Play the Genie in Live-Action Aladdin

Will Smith just might be singing “Friend Like Me” in Disney’s upcoming live-action Aladdin film, according to Deadline. The screen star is in discussions to take on the role of the Genie, embodied in the animated film by Robin Williams and originated in the Broadway musical to Tony-winning effect by James Monroe Iglehart. As previously reported, Guy Ritchie looks likely ...

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Frozen Musical Announces Full Broadway Lead Casting

Frozen Musical Announces Full Broadway Lead Casting

Caissie Levy will star as Elsa and Patti Murin will star as Anna in Disney’s new Broadway musical Frozen, opening at the St. James Theatre in spring 2018. Also joining the principal cast are Jelani Alladin as Kristoff, Greg Hildreth as Olaf, John Riddle as Hans and Robert Creighton as Duke of Weselton.

Frozen plays its out-of-town tryout at the ...

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Carousel to Return to Broadway in 2018, Starring Jessie Mueller and Joshua Henry

Carousel to Return to Broadway in 2018, Starring Jessie Mueller and Joshua Henry

The Rodgers and Hammerstein classic Carousel will return to Broadway in 2018, featuring Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller (Waitress) as Julie Jordan, Tony nominee Joshua Henry (Hamilton) as Billy Bigelow and opera star Renee Fleming as Nettie Fowler. Three-time Tony winner Jack O’Brien will direct the revival, set to open on March 23, 2018 at a theater to be announced ...

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Hello, Dolly!, Starring Bette Midler, to Release Broadway Cast Recording

Hello, Dolly!, Starring Bette Midler, to Release Broadway Cast Recording

Put on your Sunday headphones! Hello, Dolly!, starring powerhouse Bette Midler, will release a cast album via Masterworks Broadway on May 12. See the Jerry Zaks-helmed production at the Shubert Theatre, and then pre-order the record on iTunes or Amazon.

Produced by Grammy winner Steven Epstein, the Hello, Dolly! cast recording will feature the vocals of the entire Broadway cast ...

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So Much Swag! Broadway.com Launches Online Merch Store

So Much Swag! Broadway.com Launches Online Merch Store

Ever wanted to rock a Broadway.com T-shirt or drink out of a Broadway.com water bottle during rehearsal, at the stage door, while you’re out and about or when you’re at home watching Mandy Gonzalez sing “Waving Through a Window” on repeat? Well, now you can.

That’s right, Broadway.com fans. We’ve launched an online merch store so ...

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The World Will Never Be the Same! Spamilton Moves & Announces Los Angeles Premiere & National Tour

The World Will Never Be the Same! Spamilton Moves & Announces Los Angeles Premiere & National Tour

Spamilton is taking over the world! The off-Broadway fan fave is moving from the Triad to the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater on 47th Street—just one block away from where its inspiration, Hamilton, is playing at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. Performances will begin in the new venue beginning on June 2.

In addition to off-Broadway, Spamilton is heading to the ...

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Panic! at the Disco Frontman Brendon Urie Will Make His Broadway Debut in Kinky Boots

Panic! at the Disco Frontman Brendon Urie Will Make His Broadway Debut in Kinky Boots

Panic! at the Disco's Brendon Urie is heading to the Great White Way! The band's lead singer will make his Broadway debut as Charlie Price in Kinky Boots beginning on May 26. He will play a limited engagement through August 6. Urie succeeds Killian Donnelly in the hit musical, which just celebrated its four-year anniversary on Broadway.

Urie is the ...

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Exclusive! Hear Andy Karl, Barrett Doss & Groundhog Day's Fantastic Cast Sing 'If I Had My Time Again'

Exclusive! Hear Andy Karl, Barrett Doss & Groundhog Day's Fantastic Cast Sing 'If I Had My Time Again'

We're predicting a 100 percent chance of fans playing this track on repeat! As previously announced, Groundhog Day's cast recording hits earbuds digitally on April 14 and in stores on May 5—and we think even selfish, cynical weather man Phil Connors would like the sound of that. The Chris Nightingale, Michael Croiter and Tim Minchin-produced album will be made available ...

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Mark Your Calendar! 18th Annual Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards Sets Date

Mark Your Calendar! 18th Annual Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards Sets Date

The date is set! The 18th Annual Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards will be presented at a private reception on May 25. Each year, the excitement of the Broadway season culminates at our consistently star-studded event, as the theater world’s most democratic award is handed out.

In recent years, the ceremony has featured award winners Kristin Chenoweth, Darren Criss, Helen ...

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Once on This Island Revival, Directed by Michael Arden, Sets Broadway Dates

Once on This Island Revival, Directed by Michael Arden, Sets Broadway Dates

We dance! Dates are set for the new Broadway revival of the musical Once on This Island. As previously announced, Tony nominee Michael Arden will direct the production of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty’s musical. The revival will begin previews November 9 and open December 3 at a venue to be announced. Camille Brown will choreograph the production.

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Pittsburgh's 2017-2018 Broadway Season Will Include School of Rock, Waitress, Aladdin & More

Pittsburgh's 2017-2018 Broadway Season Will Include School of Rock, Waitress, Aladdin & More

The biggest hits on the Great White Way are headed to Pittsburgh as part of the just-announced PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh 2017-2018 season!

Broadway blockbusters School of Rock, Waitress and Aladdin will be part of the upcoming season. The lineup will also include The Color Purple, Love Never Dies, The Bodyguard, RENT, Motown The Musical, Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch ...

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Broadway's Anastasia Records Original Cast Album

Broadway's Anastasia Records Original Cast Album

Anastasia's original cast recording on the Broadway Records label will be available for pre-order online beginning on March 21. The CD will be released in June with an exact date to be announced.

Featuring a score by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens and a book by Terrence McNally, Anastasia tells the story of a brave young woman attempting to ...

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Broadway's Moving New Musical Come From Away to Celebrate Cast Album Release at Barnes & Noble

Broadway's Moving New Musical Come From Away to Celebrate Cast Album Release at Barnes & Noble

Junkyard Dog Productions and The Musical Company will celebrate the release of the original Broadway cast recording of the musical Come From Away with an in-store performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble (150 East 86th St at Lexington Avenue) on April 7 at 4:30pm.

Creators Irene Sankoff and David Hein will be joined by cast members Petrina ...

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C’est Magnifique! Tickets Now on Sale for the National Tour of An American in Paris in Pittsburgh

C’est Magnifique! Tickets Now on Sale for the National Tour of An American in Paris in Pittsburgh

The City of Light awaits you! Tickets are now on sale for the national tour of An American in Paris in Pittsburgh. The touring production of the hit Broadway musical will open on May 30 at the Benedum Center for the Performing Arts and close on June 11.

Based on the Oscar-winning film, An American in Paris tells the tale ...

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Don't Put Your Heel Down! Get Your Tickets to See Dirty Dancing in Pittsburgh

Don't Put Your Heel Down! Get Your Tickets to See Dirty Dancing in Pittsburgh

Just remember: It's not on the one, it's not the mambo. It's a feeling! A heartbeat! Tickets for the national tour of Dirty Dancing—The Classic Story on Stage are now on sale for the show’s engagement in Pittsburgh. The musical based on the hit film will open on May 23 at Heinz Hall and close on May 28.

It’s the ...

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A Star Is Born Stage Musical Back in Development with Director Bill Condon

A Star Is Born Stage Musical Back in Development with Director Bill Condon

Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, the company blessing us this season with Broadway’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, is reviving another musical property: the first-ever stage adaptation of A Star Is Born, based on the 1954 Warner Bros. film favorite.

Beauty and the Beast director Bill Condon, whose Side Show revival played a Broadway engagement a couple seasons ago, is attached ...

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Welcome to Oz on the Road! Ginna Claire Mason Will Star as Glinda in the Wicked Tour

Welcome to Oz on the Road! Ginna Claire Mason Will Star as Glinda in the Wicked Tour

Look who's wonderful! Ginna Claire Mason, who's been the Glinda standby in Broadway's Wicked for the last year, will star as the Good Witch herself in the touring production of the blockbuster musical. Mason will join the tour on March 15 when Wicked plays the Landmark Theatre in Syracuse, NY.

Mason's additional stage credits include the national tours of Newsies ...

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Harry Potter & the Cursed Child Ties Olivier Nominations Record with 11; Groundhog Day Nabs 8 Nods

Harry Potter & the Cursed Child Ties Olivier Nominations Record with 11; Groundhog Day Nabs 8 Nods

These nominees are pure magic! London's Broadway-bound production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child nabbed 11 nods when the 2017 Olivier Awards nominations were revealed on March 6. Groundhog Day, which begins Broadway performances on March 16, garnered eight nominations. The Olivier Awards ceremony will take place on April 9 at London's Royal Albert Hall.

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Exclusive! Caissie Levy to Let It Go in Lab for Broadway-Bound Frozen, Co-Starring Patti Murin

Exclusive! Caissie Levy to Let It Go in Lab for Broadway-Bound Frozen, Co-Starring Patti Murin

For the first time in forever, we have news about the Broadway-bound musical Frozen. Broadway.com has learned that Caissie Levy has landed the role of Elsa for the upcoming private spring lab of the Disney musical, opposite Patti Murin as her sister, Anna.

Levy last appeared on Broadway in Les Miserables, playing Fantine in the most recent revival. Her additional ...

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Fetch Is Going to Happen! Tina Fey's Mean Girls Musical Aiming for Broadway Bow in Spring 2018

Fetch Is Going to Happen! Tina Fey's Mean Girls Musical Aiming for Broadway Bow in Spring 2018

Mean Girls has its eye on being the Queen B of the Great White Way! According to The New York Post, the stage adaptation of Tina Fey's hilarious 2004 film has its eyes on a Broadway bow in spring 2018. As previously reported, the Casey Nicholaw-helmed production will have its world premiere at the National Theatre in Washington, D.C ...

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Run This Town! Hamilton Fan & Rap Legend Jay Z Tapped to Produce In the Heights Movie

Run This Town! Hamilton Fan & Rap Legend Jay Z Tapped to Produce In the Heights Movie

His empire state of mind is taking him all the way up to Washington Heights! Hamilton fan and hip-hop legend Jay Z will be a producer on the In the Heights film, Page Six reports. The news was revealed at Harvey Weinstein‘s pre-Oscars party at the Montage Beverly Hills. Power couple Jay and Beyoncé, who caught Javier Muñoz in Hamilton ...

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Sensationnel! McGee Maddox Will Star as Jerry Mulligan in the An American in Paris Tour

Sensationnel! McGee Maddox Will Star as Jerry Mulligan in the An American in Paris Tour

Participer aux festivités! Newcomer McGee Maddox has been cast as Jerry Mulligan in the national tour of An American in Paris. Maddox will join the touring production on April 18, while the show is playing the ASU Gammage in Tempe, Arizona. Maddox replaces Garen Scribner, who will play his final performance on April 16 in Las Vegas. Maddox will continue ...

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And the Winner Is...Broadway! Pasek & Paul, Emma Stone, Viola Davis & More Win Big at the Oscars

And the Winner Is...Broadway! Pasek & Paul, Emma Stone, Viola Davis & More Win Big at the Oscars

The Oscars may be Hollywood's biggest night, but Broadway's best came to Los Angeles to play on February 26...and win. This year was a great one for musical theater nerds everywhere, and it wasn't simply because the whimsical movie musical La La Land nabbed six awards, including Production Design, Cinematography, Best Song, Best Score, Best Director and Best Leading ...

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Dear Evan Hansen Songwriters Benj Pasek & Justin Paul Are Oscar Winners for La La Land

Dear Evan Hansen Songwriters Benj Pasek & Justin Paul Are Oscar Winners for La La Land

Benj Pasek and Justin Paul have nabbed their first Oscar! The Dear Evan Hansen music duo won for the La La Land song “City of Stars.” They share the win with La La Land composer Justin Hurwitz. The trio also garnered the Golden Globe back in January, when "City of Stars" won Best Original Song.

"This award is dedicated to ...

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Come to the Fun Home! Tickets Now on Sale for the Tony Award-Winning Musical in Pittsburgh

Come to the Fun Home! Tickets Now on Sale for the Tony Award-Winning Musical in Pittsburgh

This is where it has to happen! Tickets for the national tour of Fun Home are now on sale in Pittsburgh. The Tony Award-winning musical will play Heinz Hall from April 11 through April 16.

Based on Alison Bechdel’s graphic-novel memoir, Fun Home features a book and lyrics by Lisa Kron, music by Jeanine Tesori and direction by Sam Gold ...

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