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Broadway.com Launches The Sit-Down Podcast

Broadway.com Launches The Sit-Down Podcast

Add this to your list of podcasts! The Sit-Down by Broadway.com, a podcast that features audio versions of the most engaging conversations from the ever-expanding Broadway.com content library.

You already hang out with us to get the latest theater news, gorgeous photo and video features and shenanigans with your favorite stars. Why not take clips from Live ...

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Dear Evan Hansen Star Ben Platt to Record Original Music on Debut Album

Dear Evan Hansen Star Ben Platt to Record Original Music on Debut Album

Ben Platt, the young Tony-winning star of Dear Evan Hansen, has signed a recording contract with Atlantic Records. The talented singer is expected to record original tunes on his first album.

"It has been a longtime dream to create original music," said Platt in a statement. "I am so excited to be working on this debut album and even ...

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Tina Fey's Mean Girls Musical Sets Broadway Dates and Theater

Tina Fey's Mean Girls Musical Sets Broadway Dates and Theater

The new musical adaptation of Mean Girls will begin previews at Broadway's August Wilson Theatre on March 12, 2018! The show will open on April 8.

The musical with a book adapted by the film's screenwriter, Tina Fey, will include an original score by Jeff Richmond (music) and Nell Benjamin (lyrics). It will be directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw (The Book of ...

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Victor Garber Will Join Bernadette Peters in Hello, Dolly! in 2018

Victor Garber Will Join Bernadette Peters in Hello, Dolly! in 2018

Four-time Tony Award nominee Victor Garber will join Bernadette Peters in the Tony-winning revival of Hello, Dolly! Garber will replace David Hyde Pierce as Horace Vandergelder on the evening of January 20, 2018, the same performance when Peters joins the hit at the Shubert Theatre. Pierce and Bette Midler will play their final performance on January 14.

Garber returns to the Great White ...

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Back Where She Belongs! Bernadette Peters Will Return to Broadway in Hello, Dolly!

Back Where She Belongs! Bernadette Peters Will Return to Broadway in Hello, Dolly!

Hello, Bernadette! Stage icon Bernadette Peters will return to Broadway in the Tony-winning revival of Hello, Dolly! The Tony-winning legend will take on the title role of Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi, replacing 2017 Tony winner Bette Midler, on January 20, 2018 at the Shubert Theatre. As previously announced, Midler will play her final performance on January 14.

Although the production ...

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Broadway Balances America Explores 'A Whole New World' with the Cast of Disney's Aladdin Tour

Broadway Balances America Explores 'A Whole New World' with the Cast of Disney's Aladdin Tour

Taking you wonder by wonder! Broadway Balances America, the special five-part series airing on The Balancing Act on Lifetime Television, premieres its fourth season on September 11 (the episode will re-air on September 18) with an exclusive look at the touring production of Disney's Aladdin. Tune in as The Balancing Act takes viewers behind the scenes of the hit Broadway ...

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Oh the Feeling! Cast Complete for National Tour of Tony-Winning Musical Jersey Boys

Oh the Feeling! Cast Complete for National Tour of Tony-Winning Musical Jersey Boys

They'll be the big men in town, just you wait and see! Complete casting has been announced for the 2017–2018 North American tour of the Tony–, Grammy– and Olivier Award–winning musical Jersey Boys. The cast will be led by Tommaso Antico (Bob Gaudio), Corey Greenan (Tommy DeVito), Chris Stevens (Nick Massi) and Jonny Wexler (Frankie Valli) as The Four Seasons ...

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We've Got Our Band! Rob Colletti, Lexie Dorsett Sharp & More Will Headline the National Tour of School of Rock

We've Got Our Band! Rob Colletti, Lexie Dorsett Sharp & More Will Headline the National Tour of School of Rock

Now repeat after us, we pledge allegiance to the band! Broadway fave Rob Colletti (The Book of Mormon) will star as Dewey Finn in the national tour of School of Rock. The touring production of the hit Broadway musical will launch at RBTL’s Auditorium Theatre in Rochester, NY, on September 30, before making stops and sticking it to the man ...

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Taylor Trensch 'Will Be Found' in Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway

Taylor Trensch 'Will Be Found' in Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway

Taylor Trensch, who currently appears as Barnaby Tucker in Hello, Dolly!, will star as the title character in Dear Evan Hansen beginning in mid-January 2018. Trensch will step into the role originated by 2017 Tony winner Ben Platt.

In additional casting news, Noah Galvin will step into the role of Evan Hansen beginning on November 21 for a limited run until ...

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

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

Let's see the next amazing thing baking does now! Tickets are now on sale for the national tour of Waitress in Minneapolis. The blockbuster Broadway musical, featuring a score by Grammy and Tony Award nominee Sara Bareilles ("Love Song," "Brave"), will play the Orpheum Theatre from November 21 through November 26.

Inspired by Adrienne Shelly's beloved film, Waitress—The Musical ...

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Opera Stars Meghan Picerno & Gardar Thor Cortes Will Lead the Tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies

Opera Stars Meghan Picerno & Gardar Thor Cortes Will Lead the Tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies

Come along and follow them! Award-winning opera stars Meghan Picerno and Garðar Thór Cortes will lead the North American tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies, The Phantom Returns as Christine Daaé and The Phantom, respectively. The touring production—a sequel to Lloyd Webber's blockbuster musical The Phantom of the Opera—will begin with a special preview engagement at Baltimore's ...

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New Musical Groundhog Day to End Broadway Run; Will Embark on National Tour

New Musical Groundhog Day to End Broadway Run; Will Embark on National Tour

The new Broadway musical Groundhog Day will play its final performance at the August Wilson Theatre on September 17. The show began previews on March 16 and opened on April 17. By closing, Groundhog Day will have played 31 previews and 176 regular performances. The show will kick off an 18-month national tour beginning in 2018. Details of a new ...

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Serve with a Smile! Desi Oakley, Bryan Fenkart & More Will Star in the National Tour of Waitress

Serve with a Smile! Desi Oakley, Bryan Fenkart & More Will Star in the National Tour of Waitress

She'll be pouring you a cup and saying, "Hello, how ya been?" Desi Oakley (Les Misérables, Evita) will star as Jenna in the national tour of Waitress. The touring production of the hit Broadway musical will launch at the Connor Palace—Playhouse Square in Cleveland on October 17, before making stops—and serving up pies—in cities all across the country.

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Live TV Musical Presentation of Jonathan Larson's Rent Will Air in 2018

Live TV Musical Presentation of Jonathan Larson's Rent Will Air in 2018

Start warming up your vocal cords and get ready to sing along! Fox's upcoming live television presentation of Jonathan Larson's iconic musical Rent will air in 2018, a representative for Fox has confirmed. An exact date for the TV musical will be announced.

The previously announced Rent presentation will be produced by Marc Platt, who is working closely with the ...

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A Christmas Story Live Musical Sets Date; SNL Veteran Maya Rudolph to Take on Lead Role

A Christmas Story Live Musical Sets Date; SNL Veteran Maya Rudolph to Take on Lead Role

This one's bound to win a major award! The highly anticipated live TV presentation of the Tony-nominated musical A Christmas Story will air on December 17 on Fox. SNL Emmy nominee Maya Rudolph has been announced to play the mom of Ralphie Parker.

The previously announced live production is inspired by both the beloved 1983 film and the 2012 Broadway ...

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Tony Winner Lea Salonga, Glee's Alex Newell & More Join Once on This Island

Tony Winner Lea Salonga, Glee's Alex Newell & More Join Once on This Island

And the gods heard our prayers! Tony winner Lea Salonga will return to Broadway in Once on This Island as Erzulie. Glee favorite Alex Newell is set to take on the role of Asaka. Cats favorite Quentin Earl Darrington and Merle Dandridge will play Agwe and Papa Ge, respectively. The musical, which features a book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens ...

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Raise Your Voice in Cheer! Tickets Now on Sale for the Finding Neverland Tour in Minneapolis

Raise Your Voice in Cheer! Tickets Now on Sale for the Finding Neverland Tour in Minneapolis

What a show! What a night! How the world's delight! Tickets are now on sale for the national tour of Finding Neverland in Minneapolis. The Broadway.com Audience Choice Award-winning musical will open on October 31 at the Orpheum Theatre and close on November 5.

Finding Neverland follows playwright J.M. Barrie as he summons the courage to become the ...

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Broadway Production to Be Led by Original London Stars

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Broadway Production to Be Led by Original London Stars

Seven stars of the original West End cast of the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will reprise their roles on Broadway. The previously announced work, which runs in repertory in two parts, will begin in March 2018 with an opening set for April 22 at the Lyric Theatre.

Jamie Parker will play Harry Potter, with Noma Dumezweni as ...

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Broadway Across America to Acquire MagicSpace Entertainment’s Broadway-Presenting Business

Broadway Across America to Acquire MagicSpace Entertainment’s Broadway-Presenting Business

As the foremost presenter of first-class touring Broadway productions throughout North America, Broadway Across America (BAA) announced today that they are now operating in 44 markets in North America. After more than 20 years of presenting touring Broadway in Salt Lake City in partnership with MagicSpace Entertainment, BAA will be acquiring MagicSpace Entertainment’s Broadway-presenting business in Albuquerque, Boise, Fresno and ...

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Top of the Morning! Season Four of Lifetime Channel's Broadway Balances America Will Premiere in September

Top of the Morning! Season Four of Lifetime Channel's Broadway Balances America Will Premiere in September

Grab an extra cup of coffee because your mornings are about to get a Great White Way-sized makeover! Lifetime Channel's award-winning morning show The Balancing Act will present the fourth season of its five-part special series Broadway Balances America, sponsored by Broadway Across America. Season four of the series, which takes you backstage of some of Broadway's most-beloved musicals, will ...

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Aladdin Live-Action Film Casts Its Stars; Plus a New Sneak Peek at Emily Blunt in Mary Poppins Returns

Aladdin Live-Action Film Casts Its Stars; Plus a New Sneak Peek at Emily Blunt in Mary Poppins Returns

It's official! Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott will take a magic carpet ride in Disney's live-action Aladdin film. Massoud will play the title role with Scott as Princess Jasmine, according to Deadline coverage from Disney's D23 Expo. Also confirmed at the expo is the previously speculated Will Smith in the role of the Genie. 

Massoud is most known for ...

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Take Your Turn! Eva Tavares & Kristie Dale Sanders Will Join The Phantom of the Opera Tour

Take Your Turn! Eva Tavares & Kristie Dale Sanders Will Join The Phantom of the Opera Tour

Stage favorite Eva Tavares and Broadway alum Kristie Dale Sanders will soon play Christine Daaé and Madame Giry, respectively, in the touring production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera. Sanders will join the show on July 18 when Phantom plays the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver, British Columbia, and Tavares will step in on July 26 ...

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Acclaimed Musical Come From Away Wins Big at Toronto's Dora Awards

Acclaimed Musical Come From Away Wins Big at Toronto's Dora Awards

The acclaimed musical Come From Away took home top honors at Toronto's Dora Awards on June 26. The show won accolades for Outstanding Production—Musical Theatre Division, Outstanding New Musical/Opera and Outstanding Performance in a Musical—Female, Jenn Colella. Come From Away was also honored with the 2017 Jon Kaplan Audience Choice Award.

Come From Away's Dora Awards honors were ...

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Sweeps & Swag! Win VIP Tickets to Escape to Margaritaville's Broadway Premiere & More

Sweeps & Swag! Win VIP Tickets to Escape to Margaritaville's Broadway Premiere & More

Get ready to raise a glass! As previously reported, the Jimmy Buffett musical Escape to Margaritaville is set to play Broadway's Marquis Theatre beginning on February 16, 2018, and we've got your ticket inside the New York premiere. That's right—enter the Escape to Margaritaville sweepstakes for your chance to receive one pair of VIP tickets to attend the first Broadway ...

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Tony Shalhoub, Katrina Lenk & More to Lead Award-Winning The Band's Visit to Broadway

Tony Shalhoub, Katrina Lenk & More to Lead Award-Winning The Band's Visit to Broadway

Tony Shalhoub and Katrina Lenk, who starred in the off-Broadway premiere of The Band's Visit at the Atlantic Theater Company, will reprise their performances for the musical's Broadway debut at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. As previously announced, the show will begin previews on October 7 with an opening scheduled for November 9. David Cromer directs with Andrea Grody as ...

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