1. Opera Star Renée Fleming on Her New Broadway Album, Love of Joni Mitchell and the Time She Demo'd With The Roots

    September 06, 2018 11:39 AM EDT 0 0 0 Renée Fleming may be known internationally as one of the opera world’s foremost grande dames, but her talents have never been confined only to the classical stage. Since April, Broadway audiences have been embracing the four-time Grammy-winning sopr ...

  2. Jukebox Musicals We Need To See: Staff Picks

    September 05, 2018 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Between the success of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again and shows featuring the catalogues of Carole King, Donna Summer and the Go-Go’s lighting up Broadway (with The Cher Show soon to join them), it’s safe to say: jukebox musicals are here to stay. Arti ...

  3. Nicolette Robinson on Debuting in 'Waitress' and Being Half of a Broadway Power Couple

    September 04, 2018 3:03 PM EDT 0 0 0 Since opening on Broadway in 2016, Sara Bareilles' acclaimed musical  Waitress has featured a string of boldfaced names in the lead role of Jenna -- from Beautiful Tony-winner Jessie Mueller to Katherine McPhee to Bareilles herself. Starting Se ...

  4. Lin-Manuel Miranda Releases Cheerful 'Rise Up, Wise Up, Eyes Up' With Ibeyi: Listen

    August 31, 2018 8:06 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lin-Manuel Miranda  gifted fans with yet another #Hamildrop on Friday (Aug. 31), taking to Twitter to gush over the newest piece of musical content from the series.  Explaining the process step-by-step, Miranda shared that this month’s work is a col ...

  5. Elsie Fest 2018 to Feature Darren Criss, Sutton Foster, Joshua Henry, Rufus Wainwright, Alex Newell & More

    August 29, 2018 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Z100's Elvis Duran will host the Oct. 7 event at SummerStage, Central Park in New York. The fourth annual Elsie Fest will feature headline performances from two-time Tony Award winning actress/singer Sutton Foster ( Younger ), three-time Tony A ...

  6. 'Ain't Too Proud -- The Life and Times of The Temptations': Theater Review

    August 28, 2018 2:54 PM EDT 0 0 0 The rise, fall & eternal appeal of the trailblazing Motown vocal group is the latest pop history to receive bio-musical treatment in an original production heading to Broadway next spring. In the divine vocals, chart-topping singles and supple d ...

  7. Billboard on Broadway Podcast: Sutton Foster on How Her Time on Broadway & TV Led to New 'Take Me to the World' Album

    August 23, 2018 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 There are few Broadway stars as universally beloved and revered as Sutton Foster. Since her 2009 debut in Thoroughly Modern Millie , Foster has won scores of fans with her brightly brilliant voice, stellar dancing and instantly likeable stage presen ...

  8. Four Different 'Anastasia' Stars Come Together to Sing a Special Medley: Exclusive

    August 21, 2018 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Four actors playing the lead role of Anya in four different productions of  Anastasia  gathered in the musical's Broadway home theater to record a mashup (by the show's composers Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens) of their characters' ...

  9. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: 'Hamilton' Cast Album Hits 150 Weeks on Chart

    August 17, 2018 8:23 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's one of only four cast albums in the past 50 years to spend 150 weeks on the chart. On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart (dated Aug. 18), Travis Scott ’s Astroworld launched at No. 1 with 2018’s second-largest week for an album, as it b ...

  10. Olivia Newton-John And John Travolta Reunite For 'Grease' 40th Anniversary

    August 17, 2018 11:08 AM EDT 0 0 0 Grease co-stars John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John reunited on Wednesday (Aug. 15) to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the iconic movie musical. The two stars met up at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif. for the Academy of Motion ...

  11. 'Pretty Woman: The Musical': Theater Review

    August 17, 2018 10:27 AM EDT 0 0 0 Samantha Barks and Andy Karl re-create the characters originated onscreen by Julia Roberts and Richard Gere in the stage adaptation of the Garry Marshall rom-com, with songs by Bryan Adams. End-of-the-'80s nostalgia rules at the Nederlander The ...

  12. Billboard on Broadway Podcast: Re-Imagining Studio 54 & Mudd Club in 'This Ain't No Disco'

    August 09, 2018 6:34 PM EDT 0 0 0 Back in 1979, the music scene in New York reached a vibrant pinnacle thanks in large part to two venues that have since gone down in rock history: Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager's glamorous celebrity-magnet disco Studio 54 and downtown's Mu ...

  13. Mark Ballas Steps Into 'Kinky Boots' Broadway Cast as Charlie Price

    August 09, 2018 4:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 Step aside: There’s a new Charlie on the block. Starting Sept. 11, Dancing With the Stars alum Mark Ballas is set to take over the lead role of shoemaker Charlie Price in the current Broadway run of Kinky Boots . Ballas succeeds David Cook, who repr ...

  14. Watch 'Pose' Star Mj Rodriguez Deliver an Impassioned Live Rendition of 'Home' From 'The Wiz'

    August 07, 2018 3:24 PM EDT 0 0 0 On Pose ’s sixth episode, the groundbreaking “Love Is the Message,” audiences were not only treated to seeing the first episode of television ever produced, written and directed by a trans woman of color (Janet Mock); they also got to see a stunning ...

  15. Rosie O'Donnell, Broadway Stars Protest Outside White House

    August 07, 2018 1:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rosie O'Donnell and cast members from some of Broadway's biggest musicals have led a sing-along protest against President Donald Trump outside the White House. O'Donnell spoke to protesters, some clutching signs with the word "Tr ...

  16. 'Wicked' Star Jessica Vosk Talks New Album and Stepping Into a Major Broadway Role: Exclusive

    August 06, 2018 7:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Vosk is also premiering her track 'Brand New Key' today (Aug. 7). As Jessica Vosk was finishing up a year on tour as Elphaba in Wicked in 2017, the New Jersey native considered making an album. At the time, she had only three Broadway cred ...

  17. Meet the All-Female Band Bringing the Music of the Go-Go's to Life in Broadway's 'Head Over Heels'

    August 06, 2018 9:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 Head Over Heels is the first Broadway show based on music written and performed by an all-female group, so when it came time to select the musicians supporting the actors who bring the music of the Go-Go’s to life, it made sense to keep the firsts c ...

  18. 'This Ain't No Disco': Theater Review

    July 25, 2018 7:37 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Studio 54 and Mudd Club era of New York is depicted in this new musical co-written by Stephen Trask of 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' fame and Peter Yanowitz of The Wallflowers. The characters ingest plenty of drugs onstage, but you won&# ...

  19. Billboard on Broadway Podcast: A Refreshed Classic in 'Carousel'

    July 25, 2018 12:52 AM EDT 0 0 0 With eleven Tony nominations and two wins, the current Broadway revival of the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic musical Carousel is one of the most acclaimed shows of the past season, thanks to a stellar cast, a beloved score, a pristine overall pr ...

  20. Katie Lowes and Adam Shapiro on Joining 'Waitress' on Broadway: 'It's Equal Parts Terrifying and Really Exciting'

    July 23, 2018 1:03 PM EDT 0 0 0 The real-life couple recently made their Broadway debuts as Dawn and Ogie When Katie Lowes was a struggling actress, she worked as a waitress at a bevy of New York City theater-district restaurants and routinely experienced the rush of hungry Broadw ...

  21. Lin-Manuel Miranda Creates Arts Fund for Puerto Rico After Hurricane Devastation

    July 22, 2018 5:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lin-Manuel Miranda is helping establish a multimillion-dollar fund to boost the arts in Puerto Rico as the U.S. territory struggles to recover from Hurricane Maria. The  Hamilton  playwright said Sunday during a visit to the island that he hopes the ...

  22. Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, James Corden, Ian McKellen to Star in 'Cats' Movie Adaptation

    July 20, 2018 8:23 AM EDT 0 0 0 Tom Hooper is directing the film based on Andrew Lloyd Webber's hit musical. Working Title and Universal's much-discussed movie adaptation of the hit  Cats  musical has grown some sizeable claws.  Taylor Swift , Jennifer Hudson , James Cor ...

  23. First Listen: 'Hot Stuff' From Broadway's 'Summer' Cast Album

    July 19, 2018 3:06 PM EDT 0 0 0 The original cast recording from the Donna Summer musical will be available July 20. Audiences at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theater are transported into the world and pioneering career of Donna Summer thanks to the new musical Summer , starring ...

  24. Bruce Springsteen's 'Springsteen on Broadway' Is Coming to Netflix

    July 18, 2018 1:34 PM EDT 0 0 0 The historic one man show debuts on the streaming platform later this year. Bruce Springsteen is taking his one man show Springsteen on Broadway to Netflix later this year, as it was announced on Wednesday (July 18). The program will launch globally ...

  25. David Cook Talks Returning to His Lead Role in Broadway's 'Kinky Boots': 'It Always Feels Fresh'

    July 17, 2018 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ever since David Cook was crowned champion of American Idol ’s seventh season in 2008, he admits he's “gotten a sick thrill of zigging when people think I’m supposed to zag.” And for a guitar-playing rocker like Cook, what zag could be more une ...

  26. 'West Side Story' Returning to Broadway

    July 12, 2018 2:34 PM EDT 0 0 0 Bring on the show tunes and the gelled hair, because West Side Story is coming back to Broadway. On Thursday (July 12), producer Scott Rudin announced that Broadway classic West Side Story will return to Broadway under Tony Award-winning director Iv ...

  27. Bruce Springsteen Plays an Encore For the First Time at Broadway Show: Watch

    July 12, 2018 10:59 AM EDT 0 0 0 Last night (July 11) was the 155th performance of Bruce Springsteen 's Broadway show,  Springsteen on Broadway,  and the rock legend graced fans with an unexpected encore. [readmore:8247578] Rarely ever straying from the setlist, and never befo ...

  28. Duncan Sheik & Steven Sater on Their New Wonderland-Inspired Musical 'Alice by Heart': 'It Feels a Lot Like 2018'

    July 05, 2018 2:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 The duo behind one of the modern era's most game-changing musicals, Spring Awakening , are back at it again. Singer-songwriter Duncan Sheik and lyricist and book writer Steven Sater -- who both won Tony Awards for the hit 2006 show (together fo ...

  29. Songwriter Shaina Taub on Joining Elton John for 'Devil Wears Prada' Musical: 'It Just Felt Like a Fit'

    July 02, 2018 6:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's been an exciting past month for Shaina Taub. The piano-playing composer, lyricist and performer -- a winner of theater's prestigious Jonathan Larson Grant and the first female recipient of ASCAP's Lucille and Jack Yellen Award -- ...

  30. Ticketmaster Secretly Provides Scalpers With Bot Software, Brokers Claim

    June 27, 2018 6:23 PM EDT 0 0 0 Who is to blame for very few cheap tickets to  Hamilton ? According to Ticketmaster, the responsibility falls on ticket brokerage firms like Prestige Entertainment and Renaissance Ventures, which allegedly employ "bots" to circumvent techn ...

  31. Cher Snuck Into the Chicago Preview of 'The Cher Show,' Said 'It Needs Work'

    June 26, 2018 11:33 AM EDT 0 0 0 When adapting the life of a living person for a musical -- especially an icon like Cher -- it is likely that your real-life subject is going to have some opinions about how his or her life is depicted. So when Cher snuck into the Oriental Theatre in ...

  32. Billboard on Broadway Podcast: It's Time for the Teen Tonys, The Jimmy Awards!

    June 25, 2018 4:24 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's been a couple of weeks since the annual theater community hoopla around the Tonys, but there's more awards show excitement to come Monday night (June 25) for the musical theater faithful: the National High School Musical Theatre Award ...

  33. 'Supergirl' Star Melissa Benoist on the 'Dream Come True' of Playing Carole King on Broadway

    June 22, 2018 4:38 PM EDT 0 0 0 Melissa Benoist is best known for her roles in television, most notably the two years she spent playing Marley Rose on  Glee  and her current job in the titular role of the CW's hit DC Comics adaptation Supergirl . But the Colorado native got h ...

  34. Billboard on Broadway Podcast: Erika Henningsen & Kate Rockwell Take Us Behind the Scenes of 'Mean Girls'

    June 21, 2018 6:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 One of the most talked-about (and Tony-nominated) blockbuster musicals in years, Mean Girls is currently attracting audiences with its refreshing stage update on Tina Fey's cult-hit 2009 movie of the same name. With Fey as bookwriter, her husba ...

  35. Kirstin Maldonado Had 'The Best Time Ever' at 'Broadway Bares: Game Night,' Helped Raise $1.87 Million for Charity

    June 20, 2018 8:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 Pentatonix ’s Kirstin Maldonado joined more than 200 dancers and special guest stars at the annual Broadway Bares benefit show on June 17 to sing, dance and strip off their clothes -- all for a good cause. This year’s one-night-only extravaganza, Br ...

  36. 'Kinky Boots' Star Tyler Glenn on His Broadway Debut: 'There is No Hiding On the Stage'

    June 19, 2018 1:47 PM EDT 0 0 0 On a sunny Thursday afternoon in New York City, Tyler Glenn strolls up to a quaint, artisanal coffee shop on West 44th Street to jump-start his evening. The singer, best known as the leading man of the hit-making pop-rock outfit Neon Trees , needs f ...

  37. Inside Pentatonix's Scott Hoying & Frankie's 'Grease'-Inspired Homage For 'Ghost'

    June 16, 2018 1:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 On June 16, 1978, the 1950s-high school set big screen musical Grease hit theaters. Starring John Travolta (then hot off of the double whammy of disco smash Saturday Night Fever and hit sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter ) and Olivia Newton John (at the ti ...

  38. Pentatonix's Kirstin Maldonado, Matt Bomer, Andrew Rannells & More Join Broadway Bares Charity Burlesque Show

    June 14, 2018 4:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 The 2018 edition of the annual charity burlesque show Broadway Bares just got a little more star-studded. Three-time Grammy Award winner Kirstin Maldonado of Pentatonix , Emmy Award nominee (and noted Magic Mike singer ) Matt Bomer, and Grammy winne ...

  39. Neil Patrick Harris Seemingly Shades Rachel Bloom, Bruce Springsteen on Twitter During 2018 Tony Awards

    June 11, 2018 12:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 Neil Patrick Harris is never one to hold his opinion back, and last night's Tony Awards were no exception. This time, though, the four-time Tony Awards host wasn't commenting from on-stage inside Radio City Music Hall; instead, he was doin ...

  40. Andrew Garfield Dedicates Tony Awards Win to LGBTQ Community in Heartfelt Acceptance Speech: Watch

    June 11, 2018 12:24 PM EDT 0 0 0 Andrew Garfield devoted his first-ever Tony win to the LGBTQ community in an emotional speech at the big event on Sunday (June 10). “At a moment in time where maybe the most important thing that we remember right now is the sanctity of the human spi ...

  41. 'SpongeBob' Musical Star Ethan Slater Talks Tony Nod, Reveals He's Recorded Himself Impersonating All the Show's Characters: Watch

    June 11, 2018 12:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical star Ethan Slater stopped to chat with Billboard ’s Paul Costabile on the red carpet at the Tony Awards on Sunday (Jun 10), discussing how he perfected his character’s iconic high-pitched giggle, what the ...

  42. Rachel Bloom Sings 'Putting It Together' on the Tony Awards Red Carpet: Watch

    June 11, 2018 11:33 AM EDT 0 0 0 Crazy Ex-Girlfriend star and Tony Awards backstage host Rachel Bloom made a quick stop on the red carpet Sunday night (Jun 10) to speak with Billboard ’s Paul Costabile, treating viewers to a rendition of her favorite Broadway musical song. Asked wh ...

  43. Ari'el Stachel Says 'The Band's Visit' Tony Nod 'Means a Lot': Watch

    June 11, 2018 11:13 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ari'el Stachel, who took home the Tony for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for his role in The Band’s Visit , caught up with Billboard ’s Paul Costabile ahead of the awards show to discuss why his nomination means s ...

  44. Andrew Garfield Talks Feeling 'at Home' in Theater, Sings Fave 'Hamilton' Song at Tony Awards: Watch

    June 11, 2018 10:38 AM EDT 0 0 0 Andrew Garfield, who took home the prize for Best Actor in a Play for Angels in America at the 2018 Tony Awards, stopped to speak with Billboard ’s Paul Costabile on the red carpet ahead of the show to discuss returning to the stage and what his fav ...

  45. The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne on Having Creative Freedom with 'SpongeBob' Musical at Tony Awards: Watch

    June 11, 2018 9:46 AM EDT 0 0 0 Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips stopped to chat with Billboard ’s Paul Costabile on the red carpet at the 2018 Tony Awards, discussing being nominated for SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical and his favorite Broadway musical song of all time ...

  46. Plain White T's Frontman Tom Higgenson Talks 'SpongeBob' Musical at Tony Awards 2018: Watch

    June 11, 2018 9:43 AM EDT 0 0 0 Plain White T’s frontman Tom Higgenson spoke with Billboard ’s Paul Costabile on the red carpet at the 2018 Tony Awards, chatting about his nomination for his work on SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical and his favorite Broadway shows of all ...

  47. Andrew Garfield Says He Feels 'Most at Home' in Theater, Sings Favorite 'Hamilton' Song  | Tony Awards 2018

    Andrew Garfield Says He Feels 'Most at Home' in Theater, Sings Favorite 'Hamilton' Song | Tony Awards 2018

    June 11, 2018 6:41 AM EDT 0 0 0 Andrew Garfield discusses being nominated and sings a song from 'Hamilton' at the 2018 Tony Awards. music , 2018 , tony awards 2018 , interview , tonys 2018 , Billboard , 2018 tony awards , Tony Awards , andrew garfield , 2018 tonys Broadw ...

  48. Renée Fleming on Being Nominated for 'Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel'  | Tony Awards 2018

    Renée Fleming on Being Nominated for 'Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel' | Tony Awards 2018

    June 11, 2018 6:41 AM EDT 0 0 0 Renée Fleming discusses being nominated for 'Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel' at the 2018 Tony Awards. music , 2018 , tony awards 2018 , interview , tonys 2018 , Billboard , 2018 tony awards , Tony Awards , renée fleming , 2018 t ...

  49. Renée Fleming on Being Nominated for 'Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel' | Tony Awards 2018

    June 11, 2018 6:41 AM EDT 0 0 0 Renée Fleming discusses being nominated for 'Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel' at the 2018 Tony Awards. music , 2018 , tony awards 2018 , interview , tonys 2018 , Billboard , 2018 tony awards , Tony Awards , renée fleming , 2018 t ...

  50. Andrew Garfield Says He Feels 'Most at Home' in Theater, Sings Favorite 'Hamilton' Song | Tony Awards 2018

    June 11, 2018 6:41 AM EDT 0 0 0 Andrew Garfield discusses being nominated and sings a song from 'Hamilton' at the 2018 Tony Awards. music , 2018 , tony awards 2018 , interview , tonys 2018 , Billboard , 2018 tony awards , Tony Awards , andrew garfield , 2018 tonys Broadw ...

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