This Week on Broadway for October 4, 2020: Netflix film The Boys in the Band and Political Plays and Musicals

Peter Filichia, James Marino, Michael Portantiere, and Jan Simpson talk about the Netflix adaptation of The Boys in the Band. Michael talks about three things to look for at Broadway Records. In the second half, we continue the discussion with … Read more…

Performance by the Broadway cast of AIN’T TOO PROUD – The Life and Times of The Temptations

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Today on Broadway: Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Theatre Stars Shine at 72nd Emmys, Pope & Aduba to Lead Black “Friends” Reading, Original “SIX” Queens to Reunite Any and all feedback is appreciated:  Alicia Ramírez alicia@broadwayradio.com | @aramirezgar31Ashley Steves ashley@broadwayradio.com | @NoThisIsAshleyJames Marino james@broadwayradio.com | @JamesMarinoMatt Tamanini matt@broadwayradio.com … Read more…

Today on Broadway: Friday, September 18, 2020

“Constitution” Coming to Amazon Prime, Cuomo Says Venues Aren’t Ready to Open, Benanti Teases Announcement 1) “What the Constitution Means to Me” to Stream Next Month https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Filmed-Version-of-WHAT-THE-CONSTITUTION-MEANS-TO-ME-Will-Arrive-on-Amazon-Prime-Video-This-Fall-20200917 2) Cuomo Says Not Yet Ready for Entertainment Venues to Open https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Governor-Cuomo-Says-We-Are-Not-Yet-at-a-Point-Where-Movie-Theaters-Concert-Venues-and-More-Can-Reopen-20200917 3) … Read more…

Tony Tanner Dies: Broadway Director Of ‘Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ Was 88

Tony Tanner, the Tony Award-nominated director and choreographer of Broadway’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in 1982, died Sept. 8 at his home in Los Angeles. He was 88. His death was confirmed on his official website. A cause … Read more…

Broadway Star Orfeh Calls On All Americans To Vote: ‘It’s Not Just A Gift, It’s A Right’

Broadway icon Orfeh spoke to HollywoodLife about the importance of voting and keeping the arts alive during the ongoing pandemic. Hollywood Life BEST DEAL UPDATE: Receive Free 2-Day Shipping + A Sweet Birthday Surprise At Roxy. Sign Up & Add … Read more…

Tell Me More | Episode 52: Ron Simons on Bringing Underrepresented Voices to Broadway, Apollo Theater

On today’s episode of “Tell Me More,” Matt speaks with one of the busiest Broadway producers working during the pandemic, Ron Simons. In addition to being the first Black producer in Broadway history to win four Tony Awards, Simons also … Read more…

Today on Broadway: Friday, August 21, 2020

NBC Planning Broadway Special, Randy Rainbow Apologizes, One-Second Musical Quizzes Randy Rainbow on Emmy Nom and Resurfaced Racist, Transphobic Tweets https://www.advocate.com/comedy/2020/8/20/randy-rainbow-emmy-nom-and-resurfaced-racist-transphobic-tweets11 1) NBC is Planning a Primetime Broadway Special https://pagesix.com/2020/08/19/nbc-looking-to-revitalize-broadway-with-splashy-primetime-special/ 2) Theatre News A Community Theater Leader Disappears and Leaves … Read more…

Plush Toys, Jewelry and Dance Lessons: How Broadway Workers Are Hustling Amid COVID-19 Pandemic Closures

(NEW YORK) — Broadway seamstress Amy Micallef hasn’t put her talent on hold while theaters are shut. She’s been making plush toys—unusual plush toys. Micallef, who has worked in the wardrobe departments of “Hamilton,” “Waitress” and “Frozen,” makes gleeful representations … Read more…

Broadway Actor Nick Cordero Likely To Need Double Lung Transplant, Says Wife Amanda Kloots

Amanda Kloots, the wife of Broadway actor Nick Cordero, told CBS This Morning today that her husband will likely need a double lung transplant in his long recovery from COVID-19. “We think that that is most likely the possibility,” Kloots … Read more…

‘Hamilton’ Movie: Lin-Manuel Miranda and Director Thomas Kail on Bringing the Broadway Phenomenon to Disney Plus

When it opened in 2015, “Hamilton” instantly became both the hottest ticket on Broadway and the hardest to come by. Sure, if you were Beyoncé, Oprah, the Obamas, or just willing to shell out hundreds of dollars for nosebleed seats, … Read more…

BroadwayRadio Special: Backstage’s Casey Mink on the Broadway Shutdown, the Industry’s Needed Changes, and More

On today’s episode, Ashley talks with Backstage senior staff writer Casey Mink about the Broadway COVID-19 shutdown, including her recent reporting for Vanity Fair about when we should expect to see theatre doors reopen. They also discuss the in-limbo awards … Read more…

‘Smash’ Broadway Musical In Development; Steven Spielberg, Robert Greenblatt & Neil Meron To Produce Adaptation Of NBC Series

A musical stage adaptation of NBC’s Smash is in development for Broadway, with Steven Spielberg, Robert Greenblatt and Neil Meron on board as lead producers. Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, who wrote more than 20 songs for the 2012-13 TV … Read more…

Broadway Actor Nick Cordero Has Tracheostomy, A Positive Move, His Wife Says – Update

UPDATE: Nick Cordero had a successful tracheostomy that will help him ease away from mechanical ventilation. His wife, Amanda Kloots, updated the actors condition on her Instagram. Cordero has been battling severe health complications related to COVID-19, and almost lost a leg. … Read more…

Nathan Lane on Why Trump Isn’t Welcome Back in New York City and the Future of Broadway

Chris Pizzello/AP “It’s without question the most interesting and emotionally complex character I’ve been asked to play in film or television,” offers Nathan Lane. That’s quite a statement from a man who’s appeared in everything from The Birdcage and The … Read more…

‘Disney on Broadway’ coronavirus concert stream raises $609,479

A magical night for Mouse House and Broadway raised $ 609,479 for “Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.” Money donated during Friday’s streamed rebroadcast of November’s Celebrating 25 Magical Years of Disney on Broadway will help fund the charity’s COVID-19 Emergency Assistance … Read more…

‘Disney on Broadway’ coronavirus fundraiser has been ‘frozen’ over streaming rights

A fundraising streaming of 2019’s Celebrating 25 Magical Years of Disney on Broadway has been canceled after the organizers failed to get the rights. ‘Disney on Broadway’ had been set to air Monday on Broadwaycares.org with proceeds supporting the Broadway Cares/Equity … Read more…

Gobernador de Nueva York cancela obras en Broadway y prohíbe concentraciones de más de 500 personas

Univision Noticias SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your medicine! SPECIAL DONATION REQUEST UPDATE: Please help American Consultants Rx achieve it’s biggest goal yet of donating … Read more…

Broadway ticket holders to get automatic Telecharge refund during coronavirus shutdown

Telecharge, the service that bills itself as the official ticketing site for Broadway and Off-Broadway, will automatically refund Broadway tickets purchased for performances between today and April 12. The tickets will be refunded back to purchasers’ credit cards. Rival service … Read more…

Broadway theaters tell sick patrons to stay home amid coronavirus fears

The nation’s coronavirus scare has not as yet impacted Broadway production schedules, with all shows currently playing as planned in theaters scrubbed and disinfected with extra vigor and stocked with additional sanitizer dispensers. And producers are urging ticket-holders with cold … Read more…

Today on Broadway: Friday, February 28, 2020

“Beetlejuice” on the Move, Reviews of “Dana H.” and “Molly Brown,” Matt Reviews “Mean Girls” and “”Hamilton” Patreon: BroadwayRadio https://www.patreon.com/broadwayradio “Desperate Measures” Star Peter Saide Passes Away https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Australian-Actor-Peter-Saide-Passes-Away-at-36-20200227 Hayley Podschun Hosts “The Broadway Bachelorette” https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/VIDEO-Broadway-Favorite-Hayley-Podschun-Welcomes-Theatre-Friends-to-THE-BROADWAY-BACHELORETTE-20200227 1) “Beetlejuice” Reportedly Eyeing Move … Read more…

Today on Broadway: Tuesday, February 25, 2020

NYTW Announces Star-Studded “Three Sisters,” Captain America to be in “Little Shop” Film, Calista Flockhart to Lead “An Ideal Husband” in Boston Patreon: BroadwayRadio https://www.patreon.com/broadwayradio Broadway Lights to Be Dimmed in Memory of Zoe Caldwell https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Broadway-Theatres-To-Dim-Lights-in-Memory-of-Zoe-Caldwell-20200224 1) New York Theatre … Read more…

‘West Side Story’ Broadway review: Radical revival is a triumph

It feels pretty . . . different. A galvanizing new revival of “West Side Story” opened Thursday night on Broadway, minus some familiar sights and sounds. Jerome Robbins’ legendary choreography has been Jet-tisoned along with the “Somewhere” ballet, and Maria’s chirpy “I … Read more…

Today on Broadway: Friday, February 7, 2020

Netflix’s Next Movie Musical, Is Jeremy Jordan Actually Attractive? Those are Real Lyrics to the “Back to the Future” Musical? Patreon: BroadwayRadio https://www.patreon.com/broadwayradio Lynn Nottage Get Stuck in the Bathroom 1) Netflix Announces its Next Movie Musical https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Neil-Meron-to-Produce-a-Musical-Adaptation-of-13-for-Netflix-20200206 2) Slate … Read more…

Today on Broadway: Thursday, February 6, 2020

“Little Shop” Gets a New Sexy Seymour, Reviews for “Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice,” and Stars Announced for Miscast 2020 Patreon: BroadwayRadio https://www.patreon.com/broadwayradio 1) Yesterday, Off-Broadway’s “Little Shop of Horrors” Announced its New Seymour https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Breaking-Jeremy-Jordan-Will-Take-Over-as-Seymour-in-LITTLE-SHOP-OF-HORRORS-20200205 2) We’ve Got … Read more…

Today on Broadway: Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Sater Says “Alice by Heart” Return & “Spring Awakening” Film in the Works, Star-Studded Tribute to Jerry Herman, Liza’s Ready to Act Again Patreon: BroadwayRadio https://www.patreon.com/broadwayradio BroadwayWorld Seeking a Social Media Manager https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Open-BroadwayWorld-Position-Social-Media-Manager-20200204 1) Steven Sater Answers “Spring Awakening,” “Alice … Read more…

‘Succession’ star James Cromwell back on Broadway after 28 years

There are plenty of arresting performances on Broadway — but only one performer whose arrests outnumber his stage credits. That’s James Cromwell, the “Babe” and “L.A. Confidential” star seen more recently on “American Horror Story: Asylum” and “Succession.” He’s currently … Read more…

Today on Broadway: Tuesday, February 4, 2020

“Hamilton” is Coming to the Big Screen in 2021, “Cursed Child” Announces Year Three Cast, Last Week’s Grosses! Patreon: BroadwayRadio https://www.patreon.com/broadwayradio 1) “Hamilton” Live Capture to Hit Movie Theatres Next Fall https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Lin-Manuel-Miranda-Announces-Screening-Date-For-HAMILTON-Movie-Featuring-Original-Broadway-Cast-20200203 Disney Paid a Record Amount for “Hamilton” film … Read more…

Today on Broadway: Monday, January 27, 2020

Al Silbs & Kevin Chamberlin Lead Casting Announcements, Bright Monster Gives Hope for “Beetlejuice,” Matt Reviews “Aladdin” Tour, “Men on Boats,” “The 39 Steps” “Hadestown” Wins Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album http://www.playbill.com/article/hadestown-cast-recording-wins-2020-grammy-award-for-best-musical-theater-album Patreon: BroadwayRadio https://www.patreon.com/broadwayradio Binge Listen to All … Read more…

‘Grand Horizons’ Broadway Review: Jane Alexander & James Cromwell In A Marriage Story With Jokes

Even before the great James Cromwell arrives at the punchline of a decrepit dirty nun joke, or the incomparable Jane Alexander gets to a vibrator bit exhausted seasons ago by Grace and Frankie, Bess Wohl’s affable, unremarkable marriage comedy Grand … Read more…

Jane Alexander Triumphs in ‘Grand Horizons’ on Broadway, and Feel the Chill of ‘The Woman in Black’

Courtesy Joan Marcus ‘Grand Horizons’ Grand Horizons is an elder living community, and it is ironically named in Bess Wohl’s excellent debut Broadway play, mounted by Second Stage (at the Helen Hayes Theater to March 1). The horizons facing Nancy … Read more…

This Week on Broadway for December 22, 2019: Sing Street and Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk about Sing Street @ NYTW, The Thin Place @ Playwrights Horizons, A Frank and Ella Christmas @ The New York Pops, Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven @ Atlantic Theater Company, One … Read more…

Today on Broadway: Monday, November 11, 2019

Ivo’s Doing WHAT with “West Side Story”? “KPOP” Announces Broadway Casting Search, Reviews for Peter Dinklage in “Cyrano” 1) Ivo van Hove is Bringing Massive Changes to “West side Story” Revival https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/WEST-SIDE-STORY-Revival-Will-Not-Include-I-Feel-Pretty-and-the-Somewhere-Ballet-20191109 2) KPOP Announces Nationwide Search for Broadway Run … Read more…

Today on Broadway: Monday, November 4, 2019

“The Minutes” Announces Broadway Date, “City of Angels” to West End, Ariana DeBose in Netflix’s “The Prom” 1) Show and Casting News “The Minutes” Sets First Broadway Preview Date Donmar “City of Angels” to Transfer to the West End https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/CITY-OF-ANGELS-Will-Transfer-to-the-West-End-20191101 … Read more…

This Week on Broadway for November 3, 2019: Monsoon Season @ Rattlestick

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk about Monsoon Season @ Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Bella Bella, Enchanted April A New Musical @ Theatre Two on Theatre Row, A Concert Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Tony Winning Musical “Grand … Read more…

Today on Broadway: Tuesday, October 29, 2019

“Wicked” Making History, Reviews for CSC’s “Macbeth,” and The Hoff is Coming back to the Stage! 1) “Wicked” Passes “Les Miserables” to Become Fifth Longest Running Broadway Show https://www.broadway.com/buzz/197390/wicked-surpasses-les-miserables-as-fifth-longest-running-show-in-broadway-history/ 2) Last Week’s Broadway Grosses https://www.broadwayworld.com/grosses.cfm 3) Reviews are in for … Read more…

Today on Broadway: Friday, October 25, 2019

“Today on Broadway” is a daily, Monday through Friday, podcast hitting the top theatre headlines of the day. Any and all feedback is appreciated:Ashley Steves ashley@broadwayradio.com | @NoThisIsAshleyJames Marino james@broadwayradio.com | @JamesMarinoMatt Tamanini matt@broadwayradio.com | @BWWMatt Support BroadwayRadio at https://www.patreon.com/broadwayradio … Read more…

Today on Broadway: Thursday, October 24, 2019

“Today on Broadway” is a daily, Monday through Friday, podcast hitting the top theatre headlines of the day. Any and all feedback is appreciated:Ashley Steves ashley@broadwayradio.com | @NoThisIsAshleyJames Marino james@broadwayradio.com | @JamesMarinoMatt Tamanini matt@broadwayradio.com | @BWWMatt Support BroadwayRadio at https://www.patreon.com/broadwayradio … Read more…

Today on Broadway: Wednesday, October 23, 2019

“Today on Broadway” is a daily, Monday through Friday, podcast hitting the top theatre headlines of the day. Any and all feedback is appreciated:Ashley Steves ashley@broadwayradio.com | @NoThisIsAshleyJames Marino james@broadwayradio.com | @JamesMarinoMatt Tamanini matt@broadwayradio.com | @BWWMatt Support BroadwayRadio at https://www.patreon.com/broadwayradio … Read more…

Today on Broadway: Monday, October 21, 2019

Critics Review “American Utopia” on Broadway, Broadway Stars Join “Aretha” Biopic, and “HSM: TM: TS” Picks Up Season 2 Renewal 1) Reviews are in for David Byrne’s “American Utopia” on Broadway https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Review-Roundup-AMERICAN-UTOPIA-Opens-on-Broadway-What-Do-the-Critics-Think-Updating-Live-20191020 2) This Week’s Theatrical Schedule Monday, October 21 … Read more…

Today on Broadway: Friday, October 18, 2019

Reviews are in for “The Sound Inside” and “Little Shop,” “SpongeBob Musical” to Air on Nickelodeon, Jenn Colella to Depart “CFA” 1) Reviews are in for “The Sound Inside” on Broadway https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Review-Roundup-THE-SOUND-INSIDE-Opens-On-Broadway-See-What-The-Critics-Are-Saying-20191017 2) “SpongeBob SquarePants” Musical to be Broadcast on … Read more…

Today on Broadway: Tuesday, October 15, 2019

1) Critics Review LA Opera’s “The Light in the Piazza” https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Review-Roundup-Renee-Fleming-Dove-Cameron-Brian-Stokes-Mitchell-and-More-in-THE-LIGHT-IN-THE-PIAZZA-20191014 2) Disney+ Announces TV Shows and Movies Available on Streaming Service on 11/12 https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Disney-Announces-Featured-Content-Including-MARY-POPPINS-THE-LITTLE-MERMAID-More-20191014 3) Josh Groban, Idina Menzel Add New York Area Shows https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Josh-Grobans-Radio-City-Residency-Adds-Additional-Show-Due-To-Demand-20191014 https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Idina-Menzel-Adds-Holiday-Concert-Performances-in-New-Jersey-and-Connecticut-20191014 BroadwayRadio MUSIC UPDATE:

This Week on Broadway for September 1, 2019: Because of Winn Dixie @ Goodspeed Opera House

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Jan Simpson talk about Sidekicked @ Cape May Stage, Eureka Day @ Walkerspace, Make Believe @ Second Stage, Because of Winn Dixie @ Goodspeed Opera House, A White Man’s Guide to Rikers Island @ The Producer’s … Read more…

BWW Flashback: WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME Will Take Final Broadway Bow Today

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the two-time Tony Award-nominated, Pulitzer Prize Finalist, and Obie Award-winning Best New American Play What the Constitution Means to Me will play its final Broadway performance today,August 24th at the Helen Hayes Theater. BroadwayWorld.com Featured Content … Read more…

Breaking: THE LIGHTNING THIEF Will Play Limited Engagement on Broadway This Fall

Bring on the monsters TheaterWorksUSA and Martian Entertainment have just announce that The Lightning Thief The Percy Jackson Musical, the original musical adaption of Rick Riordan’s New York Times best-selling novel, will arrive on Broadway this fall for a strictly … Read more…

Rob McClure, Kate Reinders, And Alex Gemignani Join BROADWAY VACATION Developmental Reading

Tony nominees Rob McClure and Alex Gemingnani will join Kate Reinders and more in an upcoming developmental reading of Broadway Vacation, a new musical based on the National Lampoon ‘Vacation’ movies. BroadwayWorld.com Featured Content BEST DEAL UPDATE:

Photo Flash: THE PROM, THE CHER SHOW, BROADWAY BOUNTY HUNTER, And More Perform At Broadway in Bryant Park

Broadway in Bryant Park is back 106.7 LITE FM’s popular series will bring the best of Broadway and Off-Broadway together for FREE performances, for six consecutive weeks, continuing today, August 1, to Thursday, August 15. BroadwayWorld.com Featured Content BEST DEAL … Read more…

Tell Me More | Episode 31: Brad Oscar on ‘Broadway Bounty Hunter’ and Being an Actor of a Certain Age

On this episode of BroadwayRadio’s “Tell Me More,” Matt Tamanini talks to two-time Tony nominee Brad Oscar, who is currently starring in the Off-Broadway premiere of “Broadway Bounty Hunter.” Brad earned his Tony nominations for his roles as Franz Liebkind and … Read more…

Meet the Big Brother Season 21 Cast, Including a Petroleum Engineer, Broadway Dancer and Wine Safari Guide

It’s time to return to the Big Brother house. CBS revealed the 16-member cast of the upcoming 21st season of Big Brother and it includes a therapist, a petroleum engineer, a Broadway dancer… E! Online (US) – TV News SPECIAL … Read more…

BEETLEJUICE Original Broadway Cast Recording is Now Available For Pre-Order; Released June 7!

Beetlejuice’s Original Broadway Cast Recording is available for digital pre-order starting today, Friday, May 31. The album will be released for digital download and streaming on Friday, June 7. The CD release is planned for this summer. BroadwayWorld.com Featured Content … Read more…

Broadway Composer Harold Arlen’s Estate Files Lawsuit Against Apple, Amazon, Google, and More For Selling Unauthorized Copies of His Music

According to Forbes, the son and estate of Broadway composer Harold Arlen has filed a lawsuit against Apple, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Pandora, for selling over 6,000 unauthorized recordings of his music. BroadwayWorld.com Featured Content BEST DEAL UPDATE:

Photo Flash: Newbies From HADESTOWN, THE PROM And More Celebrate Broadway Debuts At Feinstein’s/54 Below

On Monday, May 6th, Feinstein’s54 Below celebrated the 2018-2019season’s amazing and landmark Broadway debuts for the second yeawith Another Opening, Another Debut BroadwayWorld.com Featured Content BEST DEAL UPDATE:

Global Roundup 5/3 – JEROME ROBBINS’ BROADWAY, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, THE PRINCE OF EGYPT AND MORE!

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature Jenn Colella in PETER PAN, Patti LuPone, DEAR EVAN HANSEN London, and More BroadwayWorld.com … Read more…

BWW Exclusive: Listen to ‘The Smartphone Hour’ from BE MORE CHILL Broadway Cast Recording!

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS has announced that Be More Chill Original Broadway Cast Recording will be released for digital download and streaming tomorrow, May 3. This new album completes a remarkable full-circle journey for Be More Chill, as the original recording from … Read more…