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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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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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It's Possible! Tickets Now On Sale for Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella in Jacksonville

It's Possible! Tickets Now On Sale for Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella in Jacksonville

Break out your best ball gown and make sure those glass slippers fit nice and snug, because tickets for the national tour of Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella are now on sale in Jacksonville. The Tony Award-nominated musical will play the Moran Theatre Times Union Center from June 13 through June 18.

The musical version of the classic fairytale Cinderella was originally ...

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Jacksonville's 2017-2018 Broadway Season Will Include The Lion King, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, The Sound of Music & More

Jacksonville's 2017-2018 Broadway Season Will Include The Lion King, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, The Sound of Music & More

The biggest hits on the Great White Way are headed to Jacksonville as part of the just-announced FSCJ Artist Series presents Broadway in Jacksonville 2017-2018 season!

Broadway blockbusters The Lion King, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical and The Sound of Music will be part of the upcoming season. The lineup will also include the Tony Award-winning Chicago.

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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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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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Something Good! Nicholas Rodriguez Will Star as Captain Georg von Trapp in The Sound of Music Tour

Something Good! Nicholas Rodriguez Will Star as Captain Georg von Trapp in The Sound of Music Tour

We're happy to meet him! Nicholas Rodriguez will take over the role of Captain Georg von Trapp in the national tour of Rodgers + Hammerstein's The Sound of Music. Rodriguez will begin performances in the Jack O'Brien-directed touring production on March 21 at the Hershey Theatre in Hershey, PA.

Rodriguez appeared on Broadway in Disney's Tarzan. His additional stage credits include ...

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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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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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Jonathan Weir, Isabelle McCalla & More Join Adam Jacobs in Aladdin National Tour; Full Cast Set

Jonathan Weir, Isabelle McCalla & More Join Adam Jacobs in Aladdin National Tour; Full Cast Set

Casting is set for the national tour of Disney's Aladdin! Jonathan Weir (The Lion King) and Isabelle McCalla (The Prom) will play Jafar and Jasmine opposite previously announced star Adam Jacobs, who is set to reprise his Broadway role as the titular street urchin-turned-prince. Performances will kick off on April 11 at Chicago’s Cadillac Palace Theatre.

The cast will also ...

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Welcome to Our Future! Timothy Ware Will Star as Lola in the Tony-Winning Kinky Boots Tour

Welcome to Our Future! Timothy Ware Will Star as Lola in the Tony-Winning Kinky Boots Tour

Everybody say yeah! Timothy Ware has been cast as Simon/Lola for the third year of the national tour of Harvey Fierstein and Cyndi Lauper's Tony-winning musical Kinky Boots. Ware will begin headlining the high-heeled and fabulous show on February 28 when Kinky Boots plays Spokane's INB Performing Arts Center.

Ware was the Lola standby on Broadway where he performed ...

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Sara Bareilles Will Star in Her Own Musical Waitress on Broadway

Sara Bareilles Will Star in Her Own Musical Waitress on Broadway

Six-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles will make her Broadway acting debut when she steps into her musical Waitress next month. She’ll play the leading role of Jenna Hunterson for a 10-week run from March 31 through June 11, replacing Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller. As previously reported, Mueller will take her final bow at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on March 26 ...

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