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Lin-Manuel Miranda, Cynthia Erivo & More Set to Appear on the 2017 Tony Awards

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Cynthia Erivo & More Set to Appear on the 2017 Tony Awards

2016 Tony winners Cynthia Erivo and Lin-Manuel Miranda are among the newly announced stars set to appear at the 2017 Tony Awards ceremony on June 11 at Radio City Music Hall. The Tonys will be broadcast live on CBS at 8:00pm EST.

Broadway’s biggest night will also feature onstage appearances by Scott Bakula, Sara Bareilles, Rachel Bloom, Glenn Close ...

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Exclusive First Listen! Hear Corey Cott, Laura Osnes & More on the Bandstand Cast Recording

Exclusive First Listen! Hear Corey Cott, Laura Osnes & More on the Bandstand Cast Recording

As previously announced, the swingin' musical Bandstand is set to release a cast recording on June 23 on Broadway Records. Broadway.com has an exclusive first listen to the tracks "Nobody" and "Right This Way." Corey Cott, Laura Osnes and the rest of the cast lend their golden pipes on these brassy, show-stopping numbers, which we'll definitely be blaring ...

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Soak It Up! SpongeBob SquarePants Musical Will Officially Land on Broadway

Soak It Up! SpongeBob SquarePants Musical Will Officially Land on Broadway

SpongeBob SquarePants, a new musical based on the iconic Nickelodeon cartoon, is headed to Broadway's Palace Theatre. Previews will begin on November 6 and an official opening scheduled for December 4.

With a book by Kyle Jarrow, SpongeBob SquarePants features original songs by hit makers Sara Bareilles, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend and other big-name composers. The show is conceived and ...

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Jimmy Buffett Musical Escape to Margaritaville Sets Broadway Dates & Theater

Jimmy Buffett Musical Escape to Margaritaville Sets Broadway Dates & Theater

Escape to Margaritaville, the new musical featuring the songs of Jimmy Buffett, will play Broadway's Marquis Theatre. The show will begin previews on February 16, 2018 with opening night set for March 15. 

Escape to Margaritaville includes Buffett’s classic hits, as well as original songs from the singer/songwriter. The story, crafted by scribes Greg Garcia and Mike O’Malley ...

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Watch Come From Away Tony Nominee Jenn Colella Sing the Powerful 'Me and the Sky'

Watch Come From Away Tony Nominee Jenn Colella Sing the Powerful 'Me and the Sky'

The real pilot Beverley Bass, who flew one of the planes diverted to Newfoundland on September 11, 2001, has seen the seven-time Tony-nominated new musical Come From Away 68 times. Along the journey of the new work about that tragic day in history, Bass has gotten to know Broadway actress Jenn Colella, a theater mainstay who is portraying Bass onstage ...

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Tina Fey, Josh Gad, Stephen Colbert & More to Appear on 2017 Tony Awards

Tina Fey, Josh Gad, Stephen Colbert & More to Appear on 2017 Tony Awards

Mean Girls creator Tina Fey and more stars are set to appear onstage at the 2017 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall, a representative for the awards confirmed today. 

Also set to make guest appearances on Broadway's big night are Tony winner Scarlett Johansson and Tony nominee Josh Gad, with Orlando Bloom, Stephen Colbert, Taraji P. Henson, Anna Kendrick ...

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Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill Musical to Debut at American Repertory Theater in 2018

Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill Musical to Debut at American Repertory Theater in 2018

The new musical Jagged Little Pill based on the hit Alanis Morissette album will make its world premiere at American Repertory Theater. The musical with a book by Oscar winner Diablo Cody (Juno) and directed by Tony winner and A.R.T. artistic director Diane Paulus (Waitress) will bow in May 2018 at the Cambridge, Massachusetts theater.

Jagged Little Pill, which  ...

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Exclusive First Listen! Patti LuPone & Christine Ebersole Sing Moving Duet from War Paint

Exclusive First Listen! Patti LuPone & Christine Ebersole Sing Moving Duet from War Paint

Broadway.com is excited to exclusively present a track from Ghostlight Records' original cast album to the new Broadway musical War Paint. Starring 2017 Tony Award nominees Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole, the musical that tells of the rivalry between cosmetics pioneers Helena Rubinstein (LuPone) and Elizabeth Arden (Ebersole) is wowing crowds nightly. Give a listen to the pair of ...

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Bye Bye Birdie Live TV Musical, Starring Jennifer Lopez, Delayed to 2018

Bye Bye Birdie Live TV Musical, Starring Jennifer Lopez, Delayed to 2018

NBC has pushed back its planned live television version of Bye Bye Birdie to 2018, according to Variety. The delay is due to schedule conflicts of Jennifer Lopez, who is set to take on the lead role of Rosie. An exact reschedule date will be announced.

As previously announced, Tony winner Harvey Fierstein will pen the teleplay adaptation for the ...

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The Band's Visit, David Yazbek & Itamar Moses' Award-Winning Musical, Will Play Broadway

The Band's Visit, David Yazbek & Itamar Moses' Award-Winning Musical, Will Play Broadway

The Band’s Visit, the new musical that has been showered with awards since its extended off-Broadway run with the Atlantic Theater Company, will play Broadway’s Barrymore Theatre this fall; tickets are now on sale. Previews will begin on October 7 with an opening night scheduled for November 9. 

With a book by Itamar Moses (The Fortress of Solitude, Completeness) and ...

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Watch Jenn Colella & the Cast of Come From Away Perform 'Welcome to the Rock'

Watch Jenn Colella & the Cast of Come From Away Perform 'Welcome to the Rock'

Good luck not chanting "I'm an islander" by the end of this infectious toe-tapper. The cast of the Tony-nominated musical Come From Away performed the opener "Welcome to the Rock" on Late Night with Seth Meyers on May 22. Tony nominee and Broadway.com vlogger Jenn Colella and the rest of the energetic cast took the stage to tell the musical's ...

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Watch Dear Evan Hansen Star Ben Platt Sing ‘For Forever’ for the First Time Outside of the Show

Watch Dear Evan Hansen Star Ben Platt Sing ‘For Forever’ for the First Time Outside of the Show

Dear Evan Hansen star Ben Platt, who recently picked up a pair of Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards, stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to catch up. The star who earlier this week became the youngest actor ever to win the Drama League Distinguished Performance Award gave some insight into the heartbreaking performance he is giving onstage at ...

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Here We Go Again! Mamma Mia! Movie Sequel with Original Cast Set for 2018

Here We Go Again! Mamma Mia! Movie Sequel with Original Cast Set for 2018

Universal Pictures announced today the July 2018 release of Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!, a sequel to the hit film adaptation of the Broadway musical. The film’s original cast is expected to return with new additions joining them.

The film will feature a soundtrack full of ABBA songs not featured in the first film, along with some reprised favorites ...

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The Wheels Lift Off! Come From Away to Launch North American Tour in 2018

The Wheels Lift Off! Come From Away to Launch North American Tour in 2018

The Tony-nominated musical Come From Away will begin its North American tour at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre in October 2018, with an exact first-performance date to be announced. Additional touring stops will be set at a later date. A third production of Come From Away has also been announced to play Toronto’s Royal Alexandra Theatre beginning on February 13, 2018 ...

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Dear Evan Hansen Leads Winners of Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards, Falsettos, Bette Midler Also Take Top Prizes

Dear Evan Hansen Leads Winners of Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards, Falsettos, Bette Midler Also Take Top Prizes

Each year since 2000, Broadway.com has asked our readers to pick their favorites of the season in our annual Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards. The 2017 results are in! After receiving nine Tony Award nominations, Dear Evan Hansen has topped the Broadway.com Audience Choice Award wins with eight. Other big winners included the Broadway revival of Falsettos and Hello, Dolly ...

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King Kong Musical Will Stomp onto Broadway in 2018

King Kong Musical Will Stomp onto Broadway in 2018

It's official! The long-gestating musical adaptation of King Kong will open at the Broadway Theatre in the fall of 2018. Set to feature a score composed and produced by Marius de Vries, songs by Eddie Perfect, and direction and choreography by Drew McOnie, the musical will include a book by Jack Thorne, whose London hit Harry Potter and the Cursed ...

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For Forever! Tony-Nominated Musical Dear Evan Hansen Will Launch National Tour

For Forever! Tony-Nominated Musical Dear Evan Hansen Will Launch National Tour

The new Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen will launch a national tour beginning in October 2018. The touring production of the hit Tony-nominated musical will kick off at Denver's Buell Theatre, before continuing to cities all across the country. The show was nominated for nine 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and 18 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards. Exact dates and ...

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Wicked & War Paint Producer David Stone & More Receive 2017 League Awards for Touring Broadway

Wicked & War Paint Producer David Stone & More Receive 2017 League Awards for Touring Broadway

The annual Broadway League Awards, honoring excellence and achievement for Touring Broadway, were announced on May 17 during the Broadway League’s 2017 Spring Road Conference. Producer David Stone received the Distinguished Lifetime Service Award. First presented in 1992, the Broadway League Awards recognize the contributions of those who have displayed exemplary service to the Broadway industry and are considered innovators ...

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Watch Sara Bareilles Don Her Apron to Sing with the Cast of Waitress

Watch Sara Bareilles Don Her Apron to Sing with the Cast of Waitress

Sara Bareilles, currently making her Broadway acting debut in Waitress (the hit musical for which she penned the score), made a surprise appearance on the May 16 episode of Good Morning America. The Grammy-nommed singer-songwriter, who received a Tony nomination for the musical's original tunes, lived up to one of her bouncy numbers by “Opening Up” a performance segment of the ...

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Rent to Air on Fox as a Live Musical Event

Rent to Air on Fox as a Live Musical Event

December 24, 9 p.m. Eastern Standard time, and Christmas? After announcing that the network will air A Christmas Story as a live musical event in December, Fox has also revealed that Rent will be broadcast on the network. Marc Platt has been tapped to produce both live musicals.

Adam Siegel, Julie Larson, Al Larson and Revolution Studios’ Vince Totino ...

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Michael Arden-Helmed Once on This Island Revival Finds Its Broadway Home

Michael Arden-Helmed Once on This Island Revival Finds Its Broadway Home

The Broadway revival of the musical Once on This Island will play the Circle in the Square Theatre, which was previously home to In Transit and Fun Home. As previously announced, the Michael Arden-helmed revival will begin previews on November 9 and open on December 3. Camille Brown will choreograph this production of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty’s musical. The ...

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Tina Fey on the Mean Girls Musical Cast: 'They're Like a Bunch of Baby Justin Timberlakes!'

Tina Fey on the Mean Girls Musical Cast: 'They're Like a Bunch of Baby Justin Timberlakes!'

The Broadway-aimed Mean Girls musical has a cast—at least for its forthcoming run in Washington, D.C. Mastermind Tina Fey stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on May 11, and the host congratulated Fey on the recent announcement that the musical is on track for a Broadway run in 2018. "We have the cast now. We've been rehearsing ...

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NBC to Present Jesus Christ Superstar Live! on Easter Sunday 2018

NBC to Present Jesus Christ Superstar Live! on Easter Sunday 2018

NBC will present Jesus Christ Superstar Live!, a television version of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s 1971 musical, on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018, the network announced today.

“As we continue to expand the profile of our live musicals, we are thrilled to be partnering with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice to bring a new live staging of the ...

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Christian Borle & the Stars of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Sing a Pair of Tunes on Good Morning America

Christian Borle & the Stars of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Sing a Pair of Tunes on Good Morning America

It must be believed to be seen, indeed! Two-time Tony winner Christian Borle, Ryan Sell, Emily Padgett and Tony winner John Rubinstein joined their fellow Charlie and the Chocolate Factory co-stars on the May 10 edition of Good Morning America to preview the new musical for TV audiences. The talented stars sang a pair of numbers from Marc Shaiman and Scott ...

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Nominations Announced for 2017 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards

Nominations Announced for 2017 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards

Good work, Broadway.com readers! You've revealed the nominations for the 2017 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards, the only theatrical award that honors the season's best as chosen by regular theatergoers. The nominations were determined after five days of online voting. Readers were asked to choose from complete lists of eligible shows and performers. Dear Evan Hansen leads with ...

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