Broadway Producer Scams Investors for Fake Show
NY Daily News reports that Roland Scahill, 42, scammed several close friends out of over $200,000 to invest in a fabricated Broadway production. Scahill told friends that Oscar winning actress Lupita Nyong’o would star in a show based on the life of opera singer Kathleen Battle, and that Netflix... Read more
Technical Difficulty for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Sale on Ticketmaster
Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan has failed fans once again, as those eager to purchase tickets to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway took to Twitter to express their grievances with the picky program and the difficult purchase process. A Broadway adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s eighth story and first screenplay... Read more
Jeremy Shamos Joins the Cast of Steve Martin’s “Meteor Shower” on Broadway
Tony Award nominee Jeremy Shamos will co-star in the new Broadway show Meteor Shower, replacing Alan Tudyk, who left the production due to “creative differences”, according to Broadway.com. Jeremy Shamos received a Tony Award nomination for his performance in Clybourne Park, for which he also received Drama League Award and Lucille... Read more
Jason Mraz to Make Broadway Debut in Waitress
Grammy winning singer-songwriter Jason Mraz will make his Broadway debut in the role of Dr. Pomatter in Waitress, starting November 3 for a limited ten-week engagement, according to Playbill. Waitress features original music and lyrics by 6-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles, a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson, and direction... Read more
The Cher Show Set for Broadway Debut in Fall 2018
New York, NY – September 28, 2017—Producers Flody Suarez and Jeffrey Seller announced today that The Cher Show, the new musical based on the life and six-decade career of the iconic singer and actress, will have its pre-Broadway world premiere in Chicago with previews beginning on June 12, 2018... Read more
Pretty Woman Makes Broadway Debut Fall 2018
The classic 1990 film Pretty Woman with Julia Roberts and Richard Gere will be adapted into a musical, according to The New York Times. The show is set premiere in the spring of 2018 in Chicago and in the fall at an unspecified Nederlander theatre on Broadway. Samantha Barks... Read more
War Paint, with Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole, Sets Broadway Close Date
War Paint, the new Broadway musical that tells the story of cosmetic company entrepreneurs and rivals Helena Rubinstein (Patti LuPone) and Elizabeth Arden (Christine Ebersole), is scheduled to end its nine month, 300 performance run on December 30. It played a sold-out run in Chicago in the summer of 2016... Read more
Live From Lincoln Center Enlist Five Big Broadway Names This Winter
Five cast members from some of this year’s hottest musicals will perform over four nights to a live audience for broadcast. These shows will become part of PBS’ Live From Lincoln Center at the Appel Room, the 17-time Emmy winning series that brings some of New York’s greatest artistic talents... Read more
Broadway Slumps After Banner Summer
It’s that time of year again: the kids go back to school, the vacationers return home, and in turn, Broadway show sales decline. The post-Labor Day box office took a huge hit of 15% as city tourism slowed down for the season, with sales down in almost every production.... Read more
Tina Fey Brings Mean Girls to Broadway in 2018
The hit 2004 film Mean Girls is officially being adapted into a musical that will premiere in Washington D.C. in October and hit Broadway at the August Wilson Theatre in March of 2018. A Broadway version of the mega-popular movie has been circulating the rumor mill for some time... Read more