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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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Broadway.com #LiveatFive with Laura Michelle Kelly of The King and I's National Tour

Broadway.com #LiveatFive with Laura Michelle Kelly of The King and I's National Tour

Laura Michelle Kelly stops by Broadway.com HQ to chat about being on tour with The King and I and more with Ryan Lee Gilbert. 

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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 Report: August 2017 Tour Buzz

Broadway Across America Report: August 2017 Tour Buzz

National Editor Ryan Lee Gilbert and SiriusXM On Broadway's Julie James discuss the latest news about the touring productions of On Your Feet!, Escape to Margaritaville and more.

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Watch the Broadway-Bound Frozen Musical Come to Life in the Rehearsal Studio

Watch the Broadway-Bound Frozen Musical Come to Life in the Rehearsal Studio

Disney’s new Broadway musical Frozen has released its first sneak peek! The show based on the hit animated movie is in rehearsal for its out-of-town run at the Buell Theatre at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Michael Grandage directs the work that features a score by Oscar winners Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez and a book by Jennifer Lee. "I ...

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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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Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda & More Perform Hamilton Tunes for a Great Cause

Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda & More Perform Hamilton Tunes for a Great Cause

It’s this summer’s ice bucket challenge, and it’s leaving participants a lot less chilly! Hamilton mastermind Lin-Manuel Miranda is encouraging fans of the revolutionary hit musical to donate to the Immigrants: We Get the Job Done Coalition via Prizeo—and to post a video of themselves singing their favorite Hamilton song using the hashtag #Ham4All. The grand prize includes tickets ...

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Watch Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron & More in the Fantastical Full Trailer for The Greatest Showman

Watch Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron & More in the Fantastical Full Trailer for The Greatest Showman

Ready? It's showtime! The trailer for Hugh Jackman's eagerly anticipated movie musical The Greatest Showman has arrived. Following yesterday's trailer teasers, the peek inside the circus tent is even more magical than we imagined. Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron in top hats, Zendaya and Michelle Williams twirling, Keala Settle belting with a beard—seriously, what more could you want? As Jackman ...

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Hugh Jackman & the Cast of The Greatest Showman Teaser Trailer; What We Know So Far

Hugh Jackman & the Cast of The Greatest Showman Teaser Trailer; What We Know So Far

Look out, 'cause here they come! Broadway beltress Keala Settle saaangs these words in just one of many colorful, fantastical teasers for forthcoming The Greatest Showman film trailer. Step right up, movie musical fans—the full trailer premieres on June 28. Hugh Jackman's eagerly anticipated film is scheduled to arrive in theaters in 2018. Take a look at the trailer teasers ...

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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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Watch Laura Osnes, Corey Cott & the Cast of Bandstand Show Off on Good Morning America

Watch Laura Osnes, Corey Cott & the Cast of Bandstand Show Off on Good Morning America

The super talents leading the company of the new musical Bandstand blew us away when we first saw them onstage at Paper Mill Playhouse and now Broadway's Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. The cast took to Good Morning America on June 20 and reminded us just why they are serving up one of the most powerful new musicals of the year ...

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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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Enter the Frozen Rehearsal Room with Caissie Levy, Patti Murin & More

Enter the Frozen Rehearsal Room with Caissie Levy, Patti Murin & More

We can't let these adorable shots go! June 19 marked the first day of rehearsal for the Broadway-bound Frozen. As previously announced, Caissie Levy and Patti Murin will lead the stage adaptation of the beloved Disney tuner. Levy, Murin, Greg Hildreth, Jelani Alladin, director Michael Grandage, John Riddle, Robert Creighton and more were all on hand for the first day ...

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Cast Album of 2017 Tony-Winning Best Musical Dear Evan Hansen to Be Released on Vinyl

Cast Album of 2017 Tony-Winning Best Musical Dear Evan Hansen to Be Released on Vinyl

The Atlantic Records cast album of 2017 Tony-winning Best Musical Dear Evan Hansen will be released as a vinyl record on July 21. The album that was first released in February features a Tony-winning score by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.

Dear Evan Hansen, playing the Music Box Theatre, is the winner of six 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Book ...

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Odds & Ends: Newsies to Seize the Screen This Summer, Audra McDonald Named Honorary NYMF Chair & More

Odds & Ends: Newsies to Seize the Screen This Summer, Audra McDonald Named Honorary NYMF Chair & More

Newsies to Seize the Screen This Summer
Come August, we’ll be out there carrying the banner—and all the popcorn we can eat! Newsies is heading back to the big screen in select movie theaters on August 5 and August 9. Jeremy Jordan, Kara Lindsay and cute newsboys slinging papes all while downing a box of Milk Duds—seriously, what more could ...

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Live by the Hook! Stage & Screen Star John Davidson Will Join the Finding Neverland Tour

Live by the Hook! Stage & Screen Star John Davidson Will Join the Finding Neverland Tour

Don't choose to live by the book—let's live by the hook! Star of TV, stage and music John Davidson will play Charles Frohman/Captain James Hook in the national tour of Finding Neverland. Davidson, who's taking over for Tom Hewitt, will begin performances in the touring production of the Broadway.com Audience Choice Award-winning musical on June 27 at The ...

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Tony Poll Results! Fans Waved Back at Ben Platt’s Dear Evan Hansen Performance

Tony Poll Results! Fans Waved Back at Ben Platt’s Dear Evan Hansen Performance

One of our favorite parts of the Tony Awards (aside from the fabulous fashion and totally GIF-able moments) is seeing stars perform selections from Broadway musicals in front of a nationwide audience. The 2017 ceremony was chock full of great performances, including numbers from Dear Evan Hansen, Come From Away, Groundhog Day, Great Comet, Bandstand, Miss Saigon and tons more ...

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Tony Roundup! Your Guide To Broadway.com's Complete Coverage of the 2017 Tony Awards

Tony Roundup! Your Guide To Broadway.com's Complete Coverage of the 2017 Tony Awards

The 2017 Tony Awards may be over but that doesn't mean you have to stop celebrating Broadway's biggest night! Relive the fantastic evening with this roundup of Broadway.com's complete coverage. From who wore what to who won what, we've got you covered!

Dear Evan Hansen and Hello, Dolly! Top 2017 Tony Award Winners
Dear Evan Hansen took home six ...

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Could the Tony-Winning Revival of August Wilson's Jitney Come to a City Near You?

Could the Tony-Winning Revival of August Wilson's Jitney Come to a City Near You?

The Broadway revival of August Wilson's Jitney, which won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play, might be mounted elsewhere in the near future, according to Barry Grove, executive producer of the Manhattan Theatre Club. Broadway.com asked Grove in the Tony Awards press room if the production, co-produced by John Legend, had legs to move elsewhere ...

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Dear Evan Hansen & Hello, Dolly! Top 2017 Tony Award Winners

Dear Evan Hansen & Hello, Dolly! Top 2017 Tony Award Winners

The timely new musical Dear Evan Hansen and a gorgeous revival of Hello, Dolly! triumphed at the 2017 Tony Awards, in a ceremony hosted by Kevin Spacey, held on June 11 at Radio City Music Hall. Hansen won six Tonys, including Best Leading Actor (Ben Platt), Featured Actress (Rachel Bay Jones) and the top prize of Best Musical. Dolly! took ...

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Belting! Making Out! Colbert as a Groundhog! Here’s the 2017 Tony Awards in 20 GIFs

Belting! Making Out! Colbert as a Groundhog! Here’s the 2017 Tony Awards in 20 GIFs

What a night! The 2017 Tony Awards went down at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on June 11, and the performances, speeches and Kevin Spacey's hilarious hosting made for some highly GIF-able moments. From Great Comet drink slinging to touching speeches at the podium to audience members caught on camera, check out 20 moments from Broadway's biggest ...

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