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ICYMI: This Week’s Broadway Buzz

The Lion King Reigns On Broadway

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The Lion King became the third-longest running Broadway show in history earlier this week. This production has run for 18 years and has played over 7,486 performances.

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Welcomes Broadway Lineup

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Cast members of The Fiddler on the Roof, Finding Neverland, The King and I, On Your Feet! and Something Rotten! will perform during the first hour of NBC’s broadcast of the 98th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. School of Rock will be jamming out later on in the broadcast. Make sure to tune in at 9 a.m on Nov. 26.

We Just Can’t WAITress

A casting update has been announced for Waitress: A New Musical starring Tony Award-winning actress Jessie Mueller (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical). The cast includes Eric Anderson (South Pacific, Kinky Boots, Rocky, The Last Ship) as Cal, Christopher Fitzgerald (An Act of God, Chicago, Young FrankensteinFinian’s Rainbow) as Ogie, Drew Gehling (Jersey Boys, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever) as Dr. Pomatter, Kimiko Glenn (“Orange Is The New Black,” Spring Awakening, Love’s Labour’s Lost) as Dawn, Dakin Matthews (The Audience Rocky, The Best Man) as Joe and Keala Settle (LES MISERABLES, Hands On A Hard Body) as Becky. This production will begin previews on March 25, 2016 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.

On Your Feet! opens on Broadway

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The musical based on the story of Grammy Award winners Emilio and Gloria Estefan opens tonight at the Marquis Theatre. Check back here for review updates!

You’re Just Too Good To Be True, Jersey Boys

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Jersey Boys celebrates 10 years on Broadway, tomorrow! This production has played over 4,140 performances and is the 12th longest-running Broadway show in history. Check out an interview on TODAY with Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio!

The Most Spooktacular Broadway Playlist

Halloween is right around the corner! Celebrate the day with your favorite witches, murderesses, mean girls, kooky families, and many more…

ICYMI: This Week’s Broadway Buzz

Snapchat Broadcasts Broadway
IMG_6667On Wednesday, Broadway fans and performers gave Snapchat a little razzle dazzle! Snapchat featured an “On Broadway” live story which showcased shows including Hamilton, The Phantom of The Opera, The Lion King, Aladdin, An American in Paris, Jersey Boys and Wicked. Check out some of the great Snapchats from the night.  IMG_6658 IMG_6660 IMG_6659

Two Award Winning Hollywood Actors Star On The Great White Way

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This week marked the beginning of previews for Misery starring Bruce Willis and China Doll starring Al Pacino. Both productions are scheduled as limited engagements. Misery is set to close on Feb. 14, 2016, and China Doll on Jan. 21, 2016. You will not want to miss these performances.

Real Housewives Star Heads Back To Broadway
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NeNe Leakes is joining the cast of the hit musical Chicago for 4 weeks only! She will be stepping in as Matron “Mama” Morton from Nov. 23-Dec. 20, 2015.

Dames at Sea Opens on Broadway

The production docked at the Helen Hayes Theatre last night to mixed reviews. David Rooney of The Hollywood Reporter said, “…with an appealing cast of six that makes its featherweight pleasures infectious.” Read all of the reviews here.

The Broadway League Announces Kids’ Night On Broadway Ambassadors
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The League names Tony Award winner Kelli O’Hara (The King and I) and Academy and Golden Globe winner Marlee Matlin (Spring Awakening) as the 2016 Kids’ Night On Broadway National Ambassadors. Kids’ Night On Broadway allows for kids ages 18 years or younger to see a show for free with the purchase of a full-priced ticket. This event takes place in many cities across the country and throughout the year. Check kidsnightonbroadway.com for dates and locations.

Andrew Lloyd Webber “Rocks The Schools”
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And the music kept rolling out in all of New York City. The award-winning musical theatre writer donated $150,000 towards new musical instruments to the City Of New York’s Fund for Public Schools. This is a part of a new initiative called “Rock the Schools”. Webber’s donation will help twenty public middle schools across the city.

 

ICYMI: This Week’s Broadway Buzz

On Your Feet! Begins Previews

The new musical based on the life story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan began previews on Monday. On Your Feet! stars Broadway newcomer Ana Villafañe. The production is directed by two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Hairspray), choreographed by Olivier Award winner Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys, Memphis) with an original book by Academy Award winner Alexander Dinelaris. On Your Feet! opens on Nov. 5, 2015.

The Fiddler on The Roof Box Office Opens Today

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Sunrise, sunset, the box office at The Broadway Theatre opens today at 10am. In honor of Fiddler on The Roof’s 50th Anniversary, the box office will be selling seats to select performances for $50. Tickets must be purchased in person at the box office in order to receive the special offer.

Bob Saget Joins Hand To God

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Saget will be returning to Broadway as Pastor Greg in Hand To God. He will be replacing current cast member Marc Kudisch starting on Nov. 3, 2015. This Tony-nominated play will close its Broadway curtain on Jan. 3, 2016, after which it will transfer to London’s West End. Casting has not been announced for the West End production.

A New King Will Reign in Hamilton

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Tony Award-nominee Andrew Rannells (The Book of Mormon) will step into the role of King George III from Oct. 27- Nov. 29 while Tony Award-nominee Jonathan Groff (Spring Awakening) works on his HBO series. Groff plans on returning to the role after this hiatus.

Now You (Really) Just Can’t Wait To Be King

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Disney Theatrical is holding open call auditions around the country for Aladdin and The Lion King on Broadway.  Casting is seeking dancers, singer and children of all cultural backgrounds. Check here to see where auditions will be happening.