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June 24, 2019 at 9:23 am #1202949731
The Broadway production of To Kill a Mockingbird has hit another milestone as it just became the first American play to have grossed over $2,000,000 in a single week.
https://deadline.com/2019/06/to-kill-a-mockingbird-broadway-record-first-american-play-gross-2-million-in-single-week-1202637023/June 24, 2019 at 9:19 am #1202949727
Casting has been announced for Encores! Off-Center’s upcoming staging of Stephen Sondheim & John Weidman’s Road Show. Which includes Chuck Cooper, Raúl Esparza, Jin Ha, Mary Beth Peil, and Brandon Uranowitz.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Encores-Sets-Cast-for-ROAD-SHOW-Raul-Esparza-Brandon-Uranowitz-and-More-20190624June 24, 2019 at 8:29 am #1202949670
William F. Brown, who was the Tony nominated book writer behind The Wiz, has died at the age of 91.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/THE-WIZ-Librettist-William-F-Brown-Passes-Away-Age-91-20190624June 24, 2019 at 7:41 am #1202949624
Casting has been announced for a new musical premiering at Goodspeed’s Terris Theatre this summer titled Passing Through. The principal cast includes Max Chernin, Jim Stanek, Garrett Long, Celeste Rose, and Jennifer Leigh Warren.
https://www.broadway.com/buzz/196256/max-chernin-jim-stanek-more-to-lead-new-musical-passing-through-at-goodspeed/June 21, 2019 at 2:30 pm #1202947439
John M. ‘Jack’ Allison, who was a theater teacher and director in the United States, Canada, and Europe, has died this past Sunday at the age of 78 in East Northport, New York.
https://www.theatermania.com/new-york-city-theater/news/theater-professor-and-director-jack-allison-dies_89123.html?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=21jun2019June 21, 2019 at 12:22 pm #1202947338
From June 27th-July 21st, the Berkshire Theatre Group presents Rock and Roll Man: The Alan Freed Story at The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. The cast includes Tony nominee Alan Campbell, six-time Emmy nominee George Wendt, Whitney Bashor, Tony nominee Valisia LaKae, and more.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Alan-Campbell-George-Wendt-Star-in-BTGs-ROCK-AND-ROLL-MAN-Plus-Whitney-Bashor-Jared-Zirilli-and-More-20190621June 21, 2019 at 11:59 am #1202947321
Presenters have been announced for this year’s Jimmy Awards. They include Derek Klena, George Salazar, as well as Jimmy Awards alumni and current Broadway stars Andrew Barth Feldman, Reneé Rapp, Kyle Selig, and Stephanie Styles.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Derek-Klena-Stephanie-Styles-and-More-Set-to-Present-at-The-Jimmy-Awards-20190621June 20, 2019 at 6:56 pm #1202946213
Be More Chill has officially posted its closing notice. The Broadway production will play its final performance on August 11th.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Breaking-BE-MORE-CHILL-Announces-Summer-Closing-Date-20190620June 20, 2019 at 3:13 pm #1202946030
Slave Play, which was previously produced Off-Broadway last year, will be transferring to the John Golden Theatre on Broadway this fall.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/BREAKING-Jeremy-O-Harris-SLAVE-PLAY-To-Play-Broadways-Golden-Theatre-This-Fall-20190620June 20, 2019 at 12:08 pm #1202945798
Tracy Letts’ new play, The Minutes, will finally be making it to Broadway this February.
https://www.broadway.com/buzz/196240/tracy-letts-the-minutes-back-on-track-for-broadway-performances-to-begin-in-2020/June 20, 2019 at 11:52 am #1202945775
Casting has been announced for the Public Theater’s upcoming stage adaptation of Disney’s Hercules. Which includes Jelani Alladin (who was the original Kristoff in Frozen on Broadway) as Hercules, Krysta Rodriguez as Meg, Roger Bart (who provided the singing voice of Young Hercules in the animated film) as Hades, James Monroe Iglehart (who won the Tony for playing the Genie in Aladdin on Broadway) as Phil, Jeff Hiller as Panic, Ramona Keller as Thalia, Tamika Lawrence as Calliope, and Rema Webb as Terpsichore.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Breaking-Jelani-Alladin-Krysta-Rodriguez-Roger-Bart-More-Will-Star-in-Public-Works-HERCULES-20190620June 20, 2019 at 7:56 am #1202945488
Richard Kind has joined the cast of Kiss Me, Kate for the final week and a half of the run. He’s playing one of the gangsters along with John Pankow. In other words, it’s a bit of a Mad About You reunion.
https://www.theatermania.com/broadway/news/richard-kind-joins-kiss-me-kate-cast_89092.html?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=20jun2019June 20, 2019 at 7:44 am #1202945461
The great Julie Andrews will be lending her voice as the mysterious narrator Lady Whistledown in Netflix’s upcoming adaptation of Bridgerton.
http://www.playbill.com/article/julie-andrews-tapped-for-shondaland-and-netflixs-bridgerton-seriesJune 20, 2019 at 6:07 am #1202945301
For one night only on November 5th, Ian McKellen will be bringing his solo show to the Hudson Theatre on Broadway.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/IAN-MCKELLEN-ON-STAGE-Will-Play-One-Night-Only-at-Broadways-Hudson-Theatre-20190620June 19, 2019 at 5:04 pm #1202944807
After having spent months struggling at the box office, The Prom will play its final performance on August 11th.