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Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr. & Mark Ruffalo to Lead Our Town Benefit Reading at Atlanta's Fox Theatre

Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr. & Mark Ruffalo to Lead Our Town Benefit Reading at Atlanta's Fox Theatre

The John Gore Organization is proud to announce a special benefit reading of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town at Atlanta’s iconic Fox Theatre on November 6. The reading will feature Tony winner Scarlett Johansson along with her Avengers co-stars: Oscar nominee Robert Downey Jr., upcoming Lobby Hero star Chris Evans and Tony nominee Mark Ruffalo. The evening, directed by Tony winner ...

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Jane Krakowski & Chris Diamantopoulos Join A Christmas Story Live! on Fox

Jane Krakowski & Chris Diamantopoulos Join A Christmas Story Live! on Fox

Christmas has come early! Tony winner Jane Krakowski will play Miss Shields, the teacher of nine-year-old Ralphie Parker, in the upcoming live TV presentation of A Christmas Story. Broadway alum Chris Diamantopoulos has also joined the cast, portraying Ralphie’s dad. The musical event will air on December 17 at 7:00pm EST on Fox.

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Mark Your Calendar! Date Set for 72nd Annual Tony Awards

Mark Your Calendar! Date Set for 72nd Annual Tony Awards

Save the date! The 72nd annual Tony Awards will take place on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at Radio City Music Hall. The ceremony, which honors theater professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway, will once again air on CBS. The ceremony has been broadcast on the network since 1978 and is scheduled to air on CBS through 2026.

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A Christmas Story Live! Finds Its Ralphie Parker in Newcomer Andy Walken

A Christmas Story Live! Finds Its Ralphie Parker in Newcomer Andy Walken

Following a nationwide digital casting call, Andy Walken, an 11-year-old from Seattle, WA, has been cast in the central role of Ralphie Parker in the upcoming live TV presentation of A Christmas Story! The musical event will air on December 17 at 7:00pm EST on Fox.

More than 350 applicants were considered for the role of Ralphie, the boy ...

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Come From Away Recoups Broadway Investment in Less Than Eight Months

Come From Away Recoups Broadway Investment in Less Than Eight Months

The talents behind the new musical Come From Away have reason to celebrate! The show has recouped its $12 million capitalization in less than eight months on Broadway. Come From Away began performances on February 18 and officially opened on March 12 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.

"Since we first saw the presentation of Come From Away four years ago ...

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Cher Bio-Musical The Cher Show Will Open at Broadway's Neil Simon Theatre in 2018

Cher Bio-Musical The Cher Show Will Open at Broadway's Neil Simon Theatre in 2018

The long-awaited Cher bio-musical, The Cher Show, has found its Broadway home! The show will open at the Neil Simon Theatre in the fall of 2018, with exact dates for the run to be announced. The new tuner based on the life and career of the Oscar-winning singer will first set down its roots in the Windy City, playing an ...

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Grammy Winner Jason Mraz to Make Broadway Debut in Waitress

Grammy Winner Jason Mraz to Make Broadway Debut in Waitress

We couldn't have ordered up a more exciting new leading man! Singer-songwriter Jason Mraz will join leading lady Betsy Wolfe in the company of Broadway's Waitress in the role of Dr. Pomatter beginning on November 3. The two-time Grammy winner will play a limited 10-week engagement in the musical at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.

Mraz is most known for the ...

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Little Shop of Horrors Film Will Return to Cinemas with Alternate Ending

Little Shop of Horrors Film Will Return to Cinemas with Alternate Ending

Grow for me? That's what the iconic 1986 film adaptation of the hit musical Little Shop of Horrors is doing for moviegoers. The film will return to cinemas for a pair of showings on October 29 and 31, restoring the film's original extended ending that was famously changed (made less scary) after feedback from test audiences.

The film, which follows the rise ...

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Broadway in Atlanta's Russ Belin Nominated to the Board of Directors for Most Valuable Kids Organization

Broadway in Atlanta's Russ Belin Nominated to the Board of Directors for Most Valuable Kids Organization

Vice President of Broadway in Atlanta, Russ Belin, has been appointed to the board of directors for Most Valuable Kids (MVK), a nonprofit organization that distributes unused event tickets to underserved kids in metropolitan areas.

“Serving on the board of directors for Most Valuable Kids is another way to allow us to provide tickets to underprivileged children,” said Belin ...

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Samantha Barks & Steve Kazee to Headline Broadway-Bound Pretty Woman: The Musical

Samantha Barks & Steve Kazee to Headline Broadway-Bound Pretty Woman: The Musical

Broadway’s upcoming Pretty Woman: The Musical has found its stars. Tony winner Steve Kazee (Once) is taking on the role of Edward Lewis in the new show, with Les Misérables film star Samantha Barks playing the prostitute who wins his heart, Vivian Ward. The roles were, of course, made famous by Richard Gere and Julia Roberts in the smash 1990 ...

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Fox's Live Musical Broadcast of Rent Has an Air Date

Fox's Live Musical Broadcast of Rent Has an Air Date

No day but January 27, 2019! Fox's previously announced live musical broadcast of Jonathan Larson's Pulitzer Prize-winning musical will air on that date at 7:00pm Eastern Standard Time. As previously reported, the network will broadcast A Christmas Story on December 17. Marc Platt has been tapped to produce both live musicals.

Adam Siegel, Julie Larson, Al Larson and Revolution ...

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Matthew Broderick Set to Play The Narrator in Fox's A Christmas Story

Matthew Broderick Set to Play The Narrator in Fox's A Christmas Story

Christmas has come early with this news! Two-time Tony winner Matthew Broderick will play The Narrator in Fox's next live musical, A Christmas Story. As previously announced, the production is inspired by both the beloved 1983 film and Tony-nominated Broadway musical. Dear Evan Hansen's Tony-winning music duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (who received 2013 Tony noms for A ...

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The John Gore Organization, Parent Company of Broadway.com, Announces Key Management Changes

The John Gore Organization, Parent Company of Broadway.com, Announces Key Management Changes

Congrats are in order for some key players at The John Gore Organization, which announced several promotions of longtime employees. JGO is the parent company of Broadway.com, as well as Broadway Across America, The Broadway Channel, BroadwayBox.com and Group Sales Box Office.

Former Chief Operating Officer (and 2016 special Tony Award winner) Miles Wilkin will now serve as Vice ...

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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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Invitation to the Concert! Tickets Now on Sale for Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies in Atlanta

Invitation to the Concert! Tickets Now on Sale for Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies in Atlanta

Are you ready to begin? Are you ready to get on? You're about to start out on the journey of your lives! Tickets are now on sale for Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies, The Phantom Returns in Atlanta. The musical—a sequel to Broadway's longest-running show The Phantom of the Opera—will play the Fox Theatre from November 28 through ...

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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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Joyful! Adrianna Hicks, Carla R. Stewart & Carrie Compere Will Lead the National Tour of The Color Purple

Joyful! Adrianna Hicks, Carla R. Stewart & Carrie Compere Will Lead the National Tour of The Color Purple

Yes, they're beautiful and they're here! Broadway cast members Adrianna Hicks, Carla R. Stewart and Carrie Compere will lead the national tour of The Color Purple as Celie, Shug Avery and Sofia, respectively. The touring production of the Tony Award-winning musical revival, directed by Tony winner John Doyle, will kick off at the Proctors Theatre in Schenectady on October 7 ...

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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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Comin' to Town! Tickets Now on Sale for Tony-Winning The Color Purple Musical in Atlanta

Comin' to Town! Tickets Now on Sale for Tony-Winning The Color Purple Musical in Atlanta

Must be somethin' to fuss about! Tickets are now on sale for the national tour of The Color Purple in Atlanta. The touring production of the 2016 Tony Award-winning musical revival will open on October 24 at the Fox Theatre and close on October 29.

The Color Purple features a book by Marsha Norman, lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis ...

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Sing Out! Sammy Ferber, Skyler Volpe & Kaleb Wells Will Lead the Tour of Jonathan Larson's RENT

Sing Out! Sammy Ferber, Skyler Volpe & Kaleb Wells Will Lead the Tour of Jonathan Larson's RENT

Sammy Ferber, Skyler Volpe and Kaleb Wells will lead the RENT 20th Anniversary Tour, as Mark Cohen, Mimi Marquez and Roger Davis, respectively. The touring production, which kicked off in September 2016, will continue to make stops in and bring "La Vie Boheme" to cities all across the country.

In addition to Ferber, Volpe and Wells, the cast of RENT ...

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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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James Taylor Odom & Blake Price Will Lead the National Tour of A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder

James Taylor Odom & Blake Price Will Lead the National Tour of A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder

The dastardly cast assembles! James Taylor Odom and Blake Price will headline the national tour of the Tony-winning musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder as the eight D’Ysquith heirs and Monty Navarro, respectively. The touring production will kick off on September 27 at the Clemens Center in Elmira, NY, before continuing to additional cities across the country, including ...

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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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