1. Hugh Jackman Details 2019 Arena Tour and How 'The Greatest Showman' Changed His Career

    December 12, 2018 10:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Hugh Jackman already has big plans for next summer, but they don't involve Wolverine claws, a movie script or even a camera. Instead, he'll be singing on arena stages around the globe for The Man. The Music. The Show. World Tour -- and Jac ...

  2. Lin-Manuel Miranda Shares Scrapped 'Hamilton' Song About George Washington's Death: Listen

    December 11, 2018 10:07 AM EST 0 0 0 Lin-Manuel Miranda took to Twitter Tuesday (Dec. 11) to share a cut Hamilton song detailing George Washington’s death. “Here you go,” he wrote in a tweet containing lyrics to the track. “Cut from Act Two. It comes after Dear Theodosia Reprise, also ...

  3. Why 'Rent' Is Still Relevant: Vanessa Hudgens, Valentina & Tinashe Preview the Live Musical

    December 07, 2018 2:00 PM EST 0 0 0 On Jan. 26, 1996, previews for a new musical began in a small theater in New York's East Village. The show's cast -- though it included future stars Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs -- was largely unknown; its writer, 35-year-old Jonathan Larso ...

  4. Kanye West Apologizes For Texting During 'Cher' Musical: 'Please Pardon My Lack of Etiquette'

    December 04, 2018 8:08 AM EST 0 0 0 Ye said he and Kim were totally caught up in the moment. Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West enjoyed a great night out on Monday (Dec. 3) when they attended the Broadway opening of The Cher Show . And while it sounds like the couple loved the product ...

  5. 'The Cher Show': Theater Review

    December 04, 2018 7:30 AM EST 0 0 0 Broadway favorite Stephanie J. Block turns back time to lead a cast bedecked in Bob Mackie creations through a glittering musical recap of the title diva's many-splendored life and career. The indestructible Cher managed to escape with her dign ...

  6. Hugh Jackman Announces Arena World Tour

    November 29, 2018 10:19 AM EST 0 0 0 Jackman will perform music from 'The Greatest Showman,' 'Les Misérables' and more. Hugh Jackman is heading on the road. The 50-year-old performer announced Thursday (Nov. 29) that he will embark on The Man. The Music. The Show. w ...

  7. Foreigner's 'Jukebox' Musical Plots Toronto Premiere

    November 28, 2018 11:12 AM EST 0 0 0 Foreigner will be joining such iconic artists as Meat Loaf, ABBA, Carole King, Queen, Buddy Holly, Green Day, and Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, by having their hits song woven into a new stage production. Jukebox Hero, The Musical will have it ...

  8. Tony Winner 'Once on This Island' Sets Closing Date

    November 28, 2018 7:45 AM EST 0 0 0 The intimate environmental production directed by Michael Arden held off stiff competition from large-scale shows "Carousel" and "My Fair Lady" to take musical revival honors at this year's Tony Awards. The Tony Award-winnin ...

  9. Broadway Composer Jason Robert Brown Talks New Album, Working With Ariana Grande: Listen

    November 27, 2018 12:26 PM EST 0 0 0 Few modern Broadway composers have had as diverse, or as successful, a career as Jason Robert Brown: he’s made engaging, affecting musical theater out of both Honeymoon in Vegas and The Bridges of Madison County , created a two-person show about a b ...

  10. Broadway's Jeremy Jordan on Challenging New 'American Son' Role: 'It's Humbling to See the Other Side of Things'

    November 19, 2018 1:22 PM EST 0 0 0 When the curtain rises on the new Broadway play American Son , the audience is presented with a worried, pacing mother played by Kerry Washington, wide awake in the middle of the night and wondering where her only child is. As the story proceeds, Am ...

  11. 'Moulin Rouge! The Musical' Sets Summer Broadway Bow

    November 19, 2018 9:04 AM EST 0 0 0 Karen Olivo, Aaron Tveit and Danny Burstein head the cast of the stage adaptation of Baz Luhrmann's 2001 film, which had a record-breaking Boston tryout engagement earlier this year. Yes, you can can can! Just not in time for 2019 Tony Awards c ...

  12. Lin-Manuel Miranda Talks 'Mary Poppins Returns,' Epic Summer Camp Escape on 'Kimmel': Watch

    November 16, 2018 8:53 AM EST 0 0 0 In preparation for his big screen debut in  Mary Poppins Returns,   Lin-Manuel Miranda dropped by  Jimmy Kimmel Live!  on Thursday (Nov. 15) to talk about meeting the Obamas, stepping into an iconic role and relive his days as a miserable summer cam ...

  13. Role Playlist: Andy Karl On How Bruno Mars, Chris Cornell and Pavarotti Prep Him For 'Pretty Woman'

    November 12, 2018 1:21 PM EST 0 0 0 "Music is vital to me as an actor," says Andy Karl. The Broadway veteran, known for his versatility (among other roles, he's played Rocky in Rocky and Phil Connors in Groundhog Day, for which he received his most recent Tony nominatio ...

  14. Key Art and Broadway Cast Revealed For Temptations Bio-Musical 'Ain't Too Proud'

    November 07, 2018 11:29 AM EST 0 0 0 Derrick Baskin, James Harkness, Jawan M. Jackson, Jeremy Pope and Ephraim Sykes will play the definitive lineup of the Motown vocal group in Des McAnuff's production, opening March 21 at the Imperial Theatre. Sharp suits and smooth moves are on ...

  15. The Music Of 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' Is Now Available to Stream

    November 02, 2018 11:38 AM EDT 0 0 0 Potterheads can now take the music of  Harry Potter and the Cursed Child  home.  The Music of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child  is a new album consisting of four contemporary music suites, which chronologically showcase the music of the stage play ...

  16. 'Dear Evan Hansen' Deluxe Cast Album Out Now: Hear Cast Members' Character Playlists

    November 01, 2018 7:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 It was nearly two years ago that musical Dear Evan Hansen opened at Broadway's Music Box Theatre -- and quickly went on to become a phenomenon winning multiple Tony awards, including best musical. But the show's evolution is far from finis ...

  17. Katy Perry Re-Recorded 'Dear Evan Hansen' Song 'Waving Through a Window' to Help Launch Show's National Tour: Listen

    November 01, 2018 8:26 AM EDT 0 0 0 Talking about her own struggles with depression, Perry said the song "embodied the mental isolation I sometimes fought." When Katy Perry went to see the Broadway smash Dear Evan Hansen in April 2017 it had a profound effect on her. The sin ...

  18. Why 'A Very Wicked Halloween' Was Musical Theater TV at Its Best

    October 30, 2018 6:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 On Monday night, NBC delivered an early Halloween treat to Broadway fans with A Very 'Wicked' Halloween , a special in honor of the beloved musical's 15th anniversary hosted by its two original stars, Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menze ...

  19. Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth & the Cast of 'A Very Wicked Halloween' Look Back on 15 Years of 'Wicked'

    October 24, 2018 11:02 AM EDT 0 0 0 When Stephen Schwartz’s iconic Broadway musical Wicked first found it’s home at the Gershwin Theatre in 2003, success was not guaranteed. The musical had a particularly large budget for a new Broadway show ($14 million), and initially received mixed ...

  20. Laura Benanti On Joining 'My Fair Lady,' Playing Melania Trump, Political Activism

    October 22, 2018 1:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 As Laura  Benanti prepares to take on a dream role -- Eliza Doolittle in the current Broadway production of  My Fair Lady  (Oct. 23-Feb. 17) -- she visited the  Billboard on Broadway  podcast to chat about why now is the perfect time for her to play ...

  21. 'American Idol' Alumni Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard Prepping Holiday Broadway Show

    October 19, 2018 12:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard first collaborated during Season 2 of American Idol  over fifteen years ago, but soon they’ll be sharing the spotlight again. Aiken and Studdard announced the Ruben & Clay’s First Annual Christmas Carol Family Fun P ...

  22. Laura Benanti, Idina Menzel, Lin-Manuel Miranda & More Join Forces For Bilingual Border Relief Effort Album

    October 19, 2018 9:29 AM EDT 0 0 0 Benanti stopped by 'Colbert' on Oct. 18 to talk about how the album came together. Some of Broadway and music's biggest stars are teaming up for Singing You Home , a bilingual children’s album designed to benefit organizations that ai ...

  23. Tony Awards Announce Date, Venue and Broadcast Details For 2019

    October 18, 2018 12:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 The 73rd Annual Tony Awards will be held at New York City's Radio City Music Hall on June 9, 2019, it was announced on Oct. 18. The ceremony will air from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. EST on CBS.  The eligibility cut off date for all Broadway produc ...

  24. Ariana Grande Says She's Taking Social Media Break, Opens Up About Anxiety: 'Not Today Satan'

    October 17, 2018 10:11 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ariana Grande  announced that she is taking a social media break, and opened up about her anxiety via Instagram on Tuesday (Oct. 17).  Grande shared a selfie of herself wearing green lipstick for  A Very Wicked Halloween , which celebrates the 15-ye ...

  25. Lin-Manuel Miranda Talks 'Hamilton' in the U.K., Return to Leading Role & Twitter-Inspired Book on 'Late Show': Watch

    October 17, 2018 8:31 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lin-Manuel Miranda dropped by The Late Show  on Tuesday night (Oct. 16) to discuss the U.K.’s very different reactions to the jokes Americans don't laugh at in  Hamilton , share some details about his reprisal of the lead role in a special run ...

  26. 'Head Over Heels' Cast Talks The Go-Go's Going Broadway: Listen

    October 16, 2018 6:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 When news broke that a musical using the tunes of groundbreaking pop-punk group The Go-Go's would be coming to Broadway, most fans assumed the show would tell the story of the fierce fivesome's unlikely rise to pop stardom. But that show, ...

  27. Cody Simpson to Make Broadway Debut in 'Anastasia the Musical'

    October 16, 2018 6:26 PM EDT 0 0 0 Cody Simpson is heading to the Broadway stage for the first time ever. The 21-year-old crooner will join the cast of  Anastasia the Musical as leading man Dmitry beginning Nov. 25.   [readmore:8478152] The stage adaptation of the 1997 hit film  Anas ...

  28. Peppermint Omitted From 'Head Over Heels' Broadway Cast Album Cover: See the Reactions

    October 16, 2018 1:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Upon its July debut, a large portion of Head Over Heels ’ press coverage centered on the fact that RuPaul’s Drag Race alum Peppermint would be the first trans woman to originate a principal role on Broadway. She was also the face of the show’s adver ...

  29. Conor Maynard Taking Over the Lead Role in 'Kinky Boots' on Broadway

    October 11, 2018 2:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 Kinky Boots producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig announced Thursday (Oct. 11) that English singer-songwriter  Conor Maynard will join the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical in the lead role. “I am honored and beyond excited to be able to join the in ...

  30. Adam Lambert and Ledisi Join 'Wicked' Halloween TV Special

    October 11, 2018 1:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 The upcoming NBC special A Very Wicked Halloween: Celebrating 15 Years on Broadway  might just get even more “popular,” thanks to a new announcement of two new performers on Thursday (Oct. 11):  Adam Lambert  and  Ledisi ... plus a special performan ...

  31. John Cameron Mitchell to Perform 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' Music on Upcoming Tour

    October 11, 2018 10:51 AM EDT 0 0 0 John Cameron Mitchell , the co-creator and star of Hedwig and the Angry Inch , announced his upcoming U.S. Origin of Love Tour on Wednesday (Oct. 10). During the five-show stint Cameron will perform songs from the cult classic Broadway musical about ...

  32. 'Dear Evan Hansen' Team Talks Bringing Tony-Winning Story Beyond Broadway With New Novel

    October 09, 2018 3:29 PM EDT 0 0 0 Onstage at New York City’s Town Hall at a splashy event hosted by Queer Eye stars Antoni Porowski and Tan France, the creative team of Dear Evan Hansen, including creators Benj Pasek and Justin Paul and Steven Levenson, are celebrating a milestone: ...

  33. Meet the Artists Keeping 'Rent' Writer Jonathan Larson's Legacy Alive

    October 08, 2018 12:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's impossible to talk about modern musical theater today without mentioning Jonathan Larson -- the brilliant composer who wrote Rent and, tragically and suddenly, died the night before its first off-Broadway preview, at age 35. But though Lar ...

  34. Darren Criss and Nick Jonas Reprise 'How To Succeed in Business' With 'Brotherhood of Man' Duet at Elsie Fest

    October 08, 2018 11:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 Nick Jonas may be more focused on his solo music career these days, but the 26-year-old hasn't forgotten his Broadway beginnings. At least Darren Criss made sure of that Sunday night (Oct. 7). The former Glee star hosted his 4th annual Elsie Fe ...

  35. Al Roker Talks Making His Broadway Debut in 'Waitress,' Dream 'Hamilton' Role

    October 08, 2018 11:09 AM EDT 0 0 0 Trading cold fronts for costumes and seven-day outlooks for two hour performances, NBC’s Today Show staple Al Roker is stepping away from the green screen and onto the Broadway stage for his debut in the hit show Waitress , appearing in every show t ...

  36. Tina Turner Musical Headed For Broadway

    October 03, 2018 12:53 PM EDT 0 0 0 TINA , a musical based on the life of Tina Turner , is coming to Broadway in fall 2019, per an Oct. 3 announcement.  TINA  premiered in London this April, and has continued to play to sold-out houses. The musical follows Turner triumphing over adver ...

  37. Step Inside 'Smokey Joe's Cafe,' a Parade Of Pop History

    October 02, 2018 7:38 PM EDT 0 0 0 Sifting through the catalog of songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller can feel like a virtual tour of pop history, from the artists who popularized their songs — Elvis Presley, the Coasters, the Drifters, Ben E. King — to the songs themselves, a ...

  38. Like A Bob Dylan Song, 'Girl From the North Country' Is Mysterious, Fascinating Fun: Play Review

    October 02, 2018 7:44 AM EDT 0 0 0 Girl from the North Country, Conor McPherson's play based on and including songs by Bob Dylan – which opened last fall at the Old Vic in London and is now playing at The Public Theater in New York – isn't anyone's idea of a jukebox mu ...

  39. Lin-Manuel Miranda to Reprise His 'Hamilton' Role for 24 Performances in Puerto Rico

    October 01, 2018 2:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lin-Manuel Miranda is on a mission to make a difference with his craft. Miranda told People magazine on Monday (Oct. 1) that he will revisit the role of Alexander Hamilton for 24 performances of Hamilton at the University of Puerto Rico, in hopes to ...

  40. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: 'Hamilton' Cast Album Reaches Top 40 Longevity Milestone

    September 28, 2018 6:33 AM EDT 0 0 0 On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart (dated Sept. 29), Carrie Underwood makes country history at the top of tally, as her Cry Pretty album debuted at No. 1. In doing so, she became the first female artist to take four country efforts to No. 1 on ...

  41. 'A Very Wicked Halloween' Special to Feature Ariana Grande, Kristin Chenoweth, Idina Menzel and More

    September 27, 2018 11:02 AM EDT 0 0 0 The concert tribute to the smash Broadway hit 'Wicked' will take diehard fans back to Oz on Oct. 29. Broadway blockbuster Wicked  is ready to defy gravity again, this time celebrating the show's 15th anniversary since its iconic Broad ...

  42. Jean-Michel Basquiat Broadway Musical On the Way, Composed by Jon Batiste

    September 25, 2018 2:13 PM EDT 0 0 0 An edgy, new Broadway-bound musical will focus on the life and art of one of the most influential artists of the late 20th century, Jean-Michel Basquiat. Composed by Jon Batiste , the bandleader and musical director of  The Late Show With Stephen Co ...

  43. 'Almost Famous' Stage Musical in the Works

    September 25, 2018 11:53 AM EDT 0 0 0 The musical, based on Cameron Crowe's 2000 film starring Kate Hudson, will be directed by Jeremy Herrin. It's all happening. Eighteen years after  Almost Famous  hit theaters, Cameron Crowe's 2000 movie is set to be a musical. The pro ...

  44. Get a First Listen Of Cut Song 'Part Of Me' From 'Dear Evan Hansen': Exclusive

    September 21, 2018 7:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 After nearly two years of playing to packed Broadway audiences, the Broadway hit  Dear Evan Hansen is about to release new music .  Tomorrow (Sept. 25), "Part of Me" will finally be released and available for purchase, but Billboard  has a ...

  45. Atlantic's A&R Chief on Bryan Adams' 'Pretty Woman' Musical, Lessons Learned From 'Hamilton' and More

    September 21, 2018 3:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 Pete Ganbarg talks about working another Broadway soundtrack, following successes with 'Hamilton,' 'Mean Girls' and others. When Pete Ganbarg A&Red his very first project, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles soundtrack, almost 3 ...

  46. Imogen Heap's 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' Score Gets a Release Date

    September 20, 2018 1:47 PM EDT 0 0 0 Adding a soft twist to the iconic Harry Potter series, Imogen Heap announced on Thursday (Sept. 20) that her new body of music for Broadway’s hit show H arry Potter and the Cursed Child will be released on Nov. 2.  Written, composed, performed and r ...

  47. Listen to the 'Pretty Woman' Broadway Cast Recording: Exclusive

    September 20, 2018 11:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Bryan Adams-led score is out tomorrow (Sept. 21). Over the past three years, Bryan Adams has worked with his long-time songwriting partner Jim Vallance to write the songs for Pretty Woman: The Musical -- which paid off with the show's Broad ...

  48. How 'Cher Show' Star Jarrod Spector Resurrects Pop Singers Onstage

    September 14, 2018 1:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Actor Jarrod Spector’s starring role as Bono in The Cher Show (opening Dec. 3) is the latest in an unusual stage career: He has spent the past decade playing only pop music-related characters. Frankie Valli ,  Jersey Boys “You’ve got to get that gla ...

  49. Broadway & West End Star Marin Mazzie Dies at 57

    September 13, 2018 4:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 Actress and soprano Marin Mazzie, a three-time Tony Award nominee known for powerhouse Broadway performances in Ragtime ,  Passion  and Kiss Me, Kate , has died following a three-year battle with ovarian cancer. She was 57. Mazzie died Thursday at h ...

  50. Billboard on Broadway Podcast: Viral Sensation 'Be More Chill'

    September 13, 2018 11:44 AM EDT 0 0 0 It's not unusual for musicals to follow long and indirect paths to Broadway. But even by usual measures, the trajectory of the new musical Be More Chill  is both unusual and incredible.  The show started out in an off-off-Broadway run in New Je ...

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