1. New Musical Features Max Martin's Biggest Hits for Pink, Britney Spears, *NSYNC, Katy Perry & More: Hear 'Roar'

    September 11, 2019 5:38 PM EDT 0 0 0 "& Juliet," premering in London, also includes songs from Ariana Grande, Backstreet Boys, The Weeknd, Justin Timberlake & more. Legendary songwriter Max Martin is writing his way into the musical world with & Juliet , which wil ...

  2. How 'Moulin Rouge!' Brought a Pop Revolution to Broadway

    September 06, 2019 7:56 PM EDT 0 0 0 Plenty of new musicals purport to be bringing something utterly new to Broadway -- but very few can truly back up that claim. And then there's Moulin Rouge! , based on the lushly dramatic 2001 Baz Luhrmann film, and now playing to sold-out audi ...

  3. Four Tony Award Winners Join Broadway Cast of 'The Music Man'

    September 05, 2019 9:58 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jayne Houdyshell, Jefferson Mays, Marie Mullen and Shuler Hensley will appear with previously announced leads Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster in the revival. A supporting cast of seasoned theater pros is coming together for the splashy Broadway reviv ...

  4. Gary Busey Is God In New Stage Musical 'Only Human': Video Premiere

    September 04, 2019 11:59 AM EDT 0 0 0 The upcoming off-Broadway musical Only Human tackles themes of imperfection and redemption through the eyes of Biblical characters. So who did the creative team, including musician Mike Squillante and producer Jesse Murphy, cast as God? Veteran acto ...

  5. 'Moulin Rouge! The Musical' Mashes Up Beyonce, Madonna & More for 'The Sparkling Diamond': Listen

    August 23, 2019 6:06 PM EDT 0 0 0 "The Sparkling Diamond" is the dazzling first recording to be released from Broadway's Moulin Rouge! The Musical . Like most songs in the musical, it's a mash-up of pure pop bliss, including pieces of Shirley Bassey's " ...

  6. Ivanka Trump Musical Coming to New York's Public Theater

    August 23, 2019 5:24 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ryan Raftery, who has mounted buzzworthy productions based on Anna Wintour, Andy Cohen & Martha Stewart, is tackling President Donald Trump's daughter in a new project. Ryan Raftery has carved out a career by creating his own brand of bio-m ...

  7. 'Come From Away' Cast Reflects on Surpassing 1,000 Performances

    August 23, 2019 4:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 On Aug. 6, the cast of  Come From Away --  the hit musical about how the small Newfoundland town of Gander welcomed hordes of stranded travelers when air traffic was halted on Sept. 11, 2001 -- delivered their 1,000th show at Broadway’s Schoenfeld T ...

  8. How Broadway's 'Moulin Rouge!' Got the Rights to 'Torn,' 'Don't Speak' & More Pop Smashes

    August 22, 2019 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Toward the end of the first act of the new Broadway musical Moulin Rouge! , the audience’s jaws drop like a row of dominos when Aaron Tveit and Karen Olivo, playing the doomed lovers Christian and Satine, sing the “Elephant Love Medley” -- a he said ...

  9. 'Soul Train' Musical Sets Creative Team for Broadway Debut

    August 20, 2019 2:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 All aboard the Soul Train  to Broadway. Tony-nominated producer Matthew Weaver ( Rock of Ages ) acquired the stage rights to adapt the iconic TV dance show into a musical back in 2014. Now the production is eyeing an official 2021 debut in celebrati ...

  10. Colleen Ballinger Talks Broadway Debut in 'Waitress' & Why She's So Candid About Her Struggles as a New Mom

    August 14, 2019 6:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 For Colleen Ballinger -- best known for her wacky online persona Miranda Sings -- two of her biggest dreams came true within months of each other. In December of last year, Ballinger and her husband Erik Stocklin welcomed baby boy Flynn to the world ...

  11. Lucrecia Talks Celia Cruz Musical's New York Debut: 'I Come Out On Stage to Bring Her Alive'

    August 14, 2019 12:56 PM EDT 0 0 0 The actress/singer discusses embodying her idol in the musical, coming to the Lehman Center this fall. Listening to Lucrecia run through the indelible songs of Celia Cruz , it’s clear that she shares not only the immortal Cuban singer’s muscular ten ...

  12. Luke Islam Delivers Moving Performance Of 'You Will Be Found' From 'Dear Evan Hansen' On 'AGT': Watch

    August 14, 2019 11:07 AM EDT 0 0 0 America's Got Talent 's latest 12-year-old sensation, Luke Islam, continued his road to Broadway with a breathtaking performance of "You Will Be Found" from  Dear Evan Hansen  Tuesday night (Aug. 13). One month after receiving Ju ...

  13. Jonathan Groff Records a 'Frozen' Voice Memo as Kristoff For Jimmy Fallon's Kids: Watch

    August 14, 2019 9:37 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jonathan Groff  stopped by  The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon  on Tuesday (Aug. 13) -- and didn't come empty-handed.  "It's hard when you meet a kid, to say, 'I'm Kristoff in  Frozen.'  They're like, 'You ...

  14. Princess Diana Musical to Make Broadway Debut in Spring 2020

    August 12, 2019 5:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 The production, titled 'Diana,' wrapped an extended world premiere run at California's La Jolla Playhouse in April. The musical  Diana  — based on the life of the late Princess of Wales, who died in 1997 after a car crash in Paris — w ...

  15. 'Six' Writers and Producers Sign Publishing Deals With Warner Chappell Music

    August 08, 2019 7:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 The hit musical is slated to open on Broadway in February 2020. Warner Chappell Music has entered a joint venture with the producers of the hit musical Six for all songs included in the show, the company announced Thursday (Aug. 8). The publisher ad ...

  16. Why 'Tootsie' Sings (And Gets Major Laughs) On Broadway

    August 08, 2019 1:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Musical comedy may look simple onstage, but it's no easy feat -- which makes the current stage adaptation of Tootsie all the more remarkable. The musical take on the beloved 1982 Dustin Hoffman film blends high-wattage Broadway spectacle with a ...

  17. Ben Platt to Headline 2019 US Open Opening Night Ceremony: Exclusive

    August 08, 2019 12:12 PM EDT 0 0 0 The US Tennis Association has an extensive lineup of musical guests scheduled over the course of the three-week 2019 US Open,  Billboard  can exclusively announce today (Aug. 8). The lineup includes Ben Platt  (who will be headlining the opening nig ...

  18. Kristin Chenoweth Enlists Ariana Grande, Dolly Parton, Jennifer Hudson and Reba McEntire for New Set: Exclusive

    August 08, 2019 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 On her new album, For The Girls , Kristin Chenoweth pairs with Ariana Grande , Dolly Parton , Jennifer Hudson and Reba McEntire to salute great female singers who have come before them.  The Emmy and Tony Award-winning singer’s seventh album, out Se ...

  19. Motorcycle Backfire Mistaken for Gunshots Causes Panic in Times Square

    August 07, 2019 9:07 AM EDT 0 0 0 The New York Police Department says the loud noise of a motorcycle backfiring caused a panic and sent people scrambling in Times Square. The department  tweeted  Tuesday evening, "There is no #ActiveShooter in #TimesSquare. Motorcycles backfiri ...

  20. Harold Prince, King of the Broadway Musical, Dies at 91

    July 31, 2019 12:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 With a hand in "Damn Yankees," "West Side Story," "Fiddler on the Roof," "Cabaret," "Sweeney Todd" and many more, he "changed the course" of theater in America. Harold "Hal" Princ ...

  21. Harry Connick, Jr.'s Verve Debut and Broadway Show to Be 'Celebration of Cole Porter'

    July 25, 2019 2:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 Harry Connick, Jr.'s debut album for Verve Records is going to be a love letter to songwriting icon Cole Porter, and will coincide with a Broadway show later this year, the label announced on Thursday. Focused exclusively on the songs of Porter ...

  22. Duncan Sheik's Broadway Career Continues With 'The Secret Life of Bees': Listen

    July 19, 2019 9:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Eight years ago, when he arrived on Broadway as the composer for the new musical Spring Awakening , Duncan Sheik's name was little-known to theatergoers -- unless, of course, they'd heard his pleasant tenor singing the mid-nineties  Hot 10 ...

  23. Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, Jason Derulo & More Featured in Video For Inside Look at 'Cats': Watch

    July 17, 2019 1:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Universal Pictures shared an inside look at the upcoming  Cats  movie today (July 17). The clip features a behind-the-scenes look at Taylor Swift , Jennifer Hudson , James Corden , Jason Derulo , Rebel Wilson, Francesca Hayward, Judi Dench, Idris El ...

  24. Sara Bareilles' Broadway Hit 'Waitress' to End Four-Year Run

    July 17, 2019 4:34 AM EDT 0 0 0 The musical that marked a successful first move into theater projects for pop singer/songwriter Sara Bareilles , Waitress, has entered the final six months of its hit Broadway run. Lead producers Barry and Fran Weissler announced that the show' ...

  25. 'Hamilton,' 'Hadestown' & More Broadway Casts Take Music to the Streets During NYC Blackout: Watch

    July 14, 2019 12:56 PM EDT 0 0 0 A massive blackout hit New York City's Upper West Side just before 7 p.m. on Saturday (July 13), forcing Broadway shows to cancel performances for the evening. But that didn't stop the casts of popular shows like Hamilton , Hadestown and W ...

  26. How Director Alex Timbers Became One of Broadway's Most Inventive Minds: Listen

    July 12, 2019 2:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 As careers in musical theater go, few have encompassed more diverse -- or more purely theatrically-imaginative -- subjects than that of director Alex Timbers.  He's transformed a boxing ring into a musical centerpiece ( Rocky ); turned a giant ...

  27. 12-Year-Old Singer Gets Golden Buzzer With Epic Cover From Sara Bareilles' 'Waitress' On 'AGT': Watch

    July 10, 2019 10:28 AM EDT 0 0 0 When Luke Islam introduced himself as a hardcore Broadway fan who's seen Wicked, The Lion King, The Color Purple, Kinky Boots (eight times), and more, he was clearly one of the cutest kids the  America's Got Talent  judges have seen. Littl ...

  28. First Look: Vanessa Carlton Makes Her Broadway Debut as Carole King in 'Beautiful'

    June 26, 2019 6:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 On Thursday, singer-songwriter Vanessa Carlton will make her Broadway debut as another very famous piano woman, Carole King , in the acclaimed musical  Beautiful. It's Carlton’s first foray into acting onstage, and the latest chapter in an ecle ...

  29. Regina Spektor and Linda Cardellini Perform Surprise Duet at Singer's Broadway Show

    June 26, 2019 12:12 PM EDT 0 0 0 Regina Spektor thrilled the crowd at her Tuesday (June 25) show at Broadway’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre by bringing out her pal Linda Cardellini  for a stunning duet. Before the actress appeared on stage, Spektor informed the audience that Tuesday was C ...

  30. 'The Cher Show' to End Broadway Run

    June 26, 2019 10:28 AM EDT 0 0 0 Despite winning Tony Awards for lead actress Stephanie J. Block and costume designer Bob Mackie, the bio-musical has fallen short of commercial expectations. To quote the closing line of  The Cher Show : "You haven't seen the last of me.&q ...

  31. Ryan Murphy Casts Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman & More in Netflix's 'The Prom' Adaptation

    June 25, 2019 11:36 AM EDT 0 0 0 Back in April, when prolific television producer Ryan Murphy announced that he would be adapting the hit Broadway musical The Prom into a film for Netflix, questions immediately began swirling around who would make up the colorful cast of characters ...

  32. 'Wild Rose' Heralds Arrival of Rising Star Jessie Buckley

    June 21, 2019 7:16 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Irish actress Jessie Buckley grew up in County Kerry and lives in London but she’s lately been traveling so much that she gives her present address as Heathrow Airport and New York’s JFK. But regardless of her physical location, her mental state ...

  33. James Corden Brings 'Les Miserables' to Paris Streets For 'Crosswalk The Musical': Watch

    June 20, 2019 9:48 AM EDT 0 0 0 For his latest "Crosswalk The Musical" segment,  Late Late Show  host James Corden took to the streets of Paris to put on a wonky production of  Les Misérables , which aired   on Wednesday (June 19). He managed to wear a beret, hang out wi ...

  34. Todrick Hall to Join Broadway Cast of 'Waitress' Alongside Colleen Ballinger

    June 19, 2019 6:49 PM EDT 0 0 0 The pair will co-star in the musical for a limited run, starting Aug. 20. On the heels of his starring (and co-executive-producing) role in Taylor Swift ’s “You Need to Calm Down” music video, Todrick Hall has announced that he will return to Broadw ...

  35. 'Broadway Bares' Raises a Record $2 Million With 'Freeing, Satisfying & Thrilling' 2019 Burlesque Benefit

    June 18, 2019 11:46 PM EDT 0 0 0 It was a striptacular evening on Sunday night when an army of Broadway and New York dancers -- along with some special guests -- took to the stage for the charity burlesque show Broadway Bares: Take Off . Staged over two performances at the Hammerst ...

  36. 'Hamilton's' Alex Lacamoire and 'La La Land's' Steven Gizicki on 'Fosse/Verdon's' Dream Musical Collaboration

    June 18, 2019 10:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 FX’s much-heralded limited series Fosse/Verdon explores the decades-long tumultuous personal and professional relationship between choreographer/director Bob Fosse and dancer/choreographer Gwen Verdon.  The television show, available on demand, also ...

  37. 'Broadway Bares' Performers Jay Armstrong Johnson & Christian Dante White Talk Stripping Down for Burlesque Benefit

    June 12, 2019 9:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Arts, to me, changes the world, so we're doing that in our own strip-a-thon fun way," White says of Sunday's shows. The annual charity burlesque show Broadway Bares is back, and this time, the one-night-only spectacular aims to ...

  38. John Mellencamp's 'Jack & Diane'-Inspired Musical Has a Director, Choreographer

    June 12, 2019 2:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 Nine-time Tony nominee Kathleen Marshall has signed on to helm the as-yet-untitled project about people on the "underside of the American Dream." "Jack & Diane," John Mellencamp 's little ditty 'bout star-crossed lo ...

  39. What's It Like to Go to the Tonys? Best, Worst & Most Surprising Moments From Broadway's Big Night

    June 10, 2019 7:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 On Sunday, theater lovers around the country tuned in to CBS to watch Broadway's biggest annual event, the 73rd annual Tony Awards . In the realm of musicals, it was a night rewarding creators who broke boundaries and brought experimental visio ...

  40. 10 Records That Were Set at the Tony Awards

    June 09, 2019 11:26 PM EDT 0 0 0 History was made at the Tony Awards. Anaïs Mitchell did something no woman had ever done before. Hadestown won eight Tony Awards on Sunday (June 9), including the night's top prize, best musical. Hadestown is the first best musical winner where ...

  41. Ali Stroker Becomes First Wheelchair-Using Actor to Win Tony Award

    June 09, 2019 10:12 PM EDT 0 0 0 The actress won best performance by an actress in a featured role in a musical for her role in 'Oklahoma.' Ali Stroker made history as the first wheelchair-using actor to win a Tony during the 73rd Tony Awards, which took place on Sunday n ...

  42. Sara Bareilles, Josh Groban & Neil Patrick Harris Join James Corden For 'Be More Chill' Parody at 2019 Tonys

    June 09, 2019 10:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 James Corden put a hilarious spin on the standout song “Michael in the Bathroom” from Broadway’s Be More Chill during the 2019 Tony Awards on Sunday (June 9). Corden began the parody with a lament about how no one appreciates him as a Tonys host, an ...

  43. James Corden Kicks Off the 2019 Tony Awards With Ambitious Opening Number

    June 09, 2019 8:29 PM EDT 0 0 0 Another op'nin', another show! The 2019 Tony Awards started off with a bang, as host James Corden led the casts of just about every musical nominated tonight in an elaborate opening number. The scene opened with Corden, sitting solo on a c ...

  44. 9 Actors Who Have Won Tonys for Portraying Real-Life Music Stars

    June 09, 2019 6:43 PM EDT 0 0 0 What do Cher, Carole King, Jerry Lee Lewis and Frankie Valli have in common? They all lived to see actors win Tonys for playing them on Broadway. It's enough to make Stephanie J. Block "Believe." The actress won this year's Tony ...

  45. Tony Nominee Spotlight: Andre De Shields Reflects on His 50-Year Career & Playing Hermes in 'Hadestown'

    June 07, 2019 4:29 PM EDT 0 0 0 André De Shields is celebrating his 50th year as a professional performer in high style. As the dapper, loose-limbed Hermes in the blockbuster Broadway musical Hadestown , he’s the master of ceremonies who takes audiences to Hell and back to tell th ...

  46. David Lang on Blending Politics & Opera in His 'Prisoner of the State'

    June 07, 2019 2:47 PM EDT 0 0 0 In the hands of a different composer, the libretto of David Lang ’s new opera,  prisoner of the state , would read like a hype-seeking missile directed at the current presidential administration to maximize publicity: It’s a somber piece that indict ...

  47. 'The Cher Show,' 'Tootsie' and More Performances Announced For 2019 Tony Awards

    June 06, 2019 12:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 The 73rd Annual Tony Awards will feature live performances from the casts of  Ain’t Too Proud -- The Life and Times of the Temptations ; Beetlejuice ; The Cher Show ; Choir Boy ; Hadestown ; Kiss Me, Kate ; Oklahoma! ; The Prom and Tootsie , accordi ...

  48. Tony Nominee Spotlight: Alex Brightman on Getting 'Real Laughs' in 'Beetlejuice'

    June 05, 2019 6:04 PM EDT 0 0 0 Since wowing Broadway audiences with his Tony-nominated turn in  Andrew Lloyd Webber ’s  School of Rock in 2015, Alex Brightman has gone on to rock out in a different way: He's currently turning in a manically entertaining portrayal of the titl ...

  49. Tony Nominee Spotlight: Lilli Cooper Talks Taking Center Stage in 'Tootsie'

    June 04, 2019 4:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 Breaking down boundaries on Broadway is natural at this point to Lilli Cooper. The 29-year old made her Broadway debut as a teenager as Martha in the original cast of Spring Awakening , the trailblazing, pop-rock-driven musical; since then, she' ...

  50. Tony Nominee Spotlight: How Amber Gray Found Her Way to 'Hadestown'

    June 04, 2019 4:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 With an instantly recognizable, ceiling-rattling voice and boisterous presence, Amber Gray burst onto Broadway in 2016 in one of the most unorthodox musicals to move uptown in years: Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 . The 38-year old' ...

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