The cast is set for the upcoming non-Equity tour of the Broadway musical Waitress, which will preview in Boise, Idaho, at the Morrison Center before officially premiering in Vancouver, British Columbia, November 12 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.Read More
The Casting Society of America has announced nominations for the 35th annual Artios Awards, which shines a light on the artistic contributions of casting directors working in film, television, and theatre. Winners will be announced January 30, 2020, in ceremonies in London, New York, and Los Angeles.
Notable inclusions among this year’s film and television nominees are FX’s acclaimed Fosse/Verdon and Pose, as well as Amazon Prime’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and Rent Live from Fox. Theatrical nominees include the Tony-winning Best Musical Hadestown, and the Broadway return of Oklahoma!, which won the Tony for Best Revival of a Musical.Read More
The Tony-winning, record-breaking hit musical revival of Chicago has announced a national casting call, in partnership with Broadway.com, to find the next Roxie Hart to headline the Broadway production.
The Search for Roxie!, hosted by Broadway vet and former Chicago star Paige Davis, launches September 9 and will invite contestants to submit their audition tapes online to enter the casting call. Auditions will be filtered by the Chicago casting directors, producers and former stars. The top-three contestants will be flown, in partnership with American Airlines, the preferred airline for The Search for Roxie!, to New York City for in-person auditions with Chicago's casting directors and producers.
The Hadestown and Great Comet casting director shares with Playbill the best practices in the audition room. From what song to sing to how to manage social media, Benton Whitley from Stewart/Whitley Casting tells Playbill how to make the best impression in your next musical theatre audition.Read More
The complete cast is set for the upcoming national tour of The SpongeBob Musical, which will launch in September in Schenectady, New York.
The non-Equity touring production will star Lorenzo Pugliese as SpongeBob SquarePants, Beau Bradshaw as Patrick Star, and Daria Pilar Redus as Sandy Cheeks, with Christopher Cody Cooley as Squidward Q. Tentacles, Zach Kononov as Mr. Krabs, and Tristan McIntyre as Sheldon Plankton.Read More
The entire company of the recently wrapped 2019 tour of The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical will reprise their roles on Broadway when the musical arrives at the Longacre Theatre this fall. As previously announced, the musical, a musical adaption of Rick Riordan’s bestselling novel, is scheduled to play a limited 16-week engagement beginning September 20.Read More
You've gotta look to your heart! 2015 American Idol winner Nick Fradiani will lead the national tour of A Bronx Tale. Fradiani will star as Lorenzo in the road production of the popular musical. The A Bronx Tale tour will kick off its second year of traveling across the country at Waterbury, CT's Palace Theatre on October 22 before embarking on a 22-week tour to 34 cities, including Detroit, Orlando, Memphis, Pittsburgh, Durham, West Palm Beach, Omaha, Costa Mesa, Sacramento, Austin and many more to be announced.Read More
The Tony Award-winning musical Hadestown will launch a national tour in fall 2020. Featuring a book and score by Anaïs Mitchell, the show won eight Tony Awards including Best Original Score and Best Musical.
Hadestown will play more than 30 cities in its first year on tour, with stops planned in Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Tempe, and Washington, D.C. Additional dates will be announced shortly.Read More
Tiny Pretty Things follows the struggles and triumphs of the students of an elite ballet academy.
A new series Tiny Pretty Things will hit Netflix in 2020, according to Deadline. The 10-episode show, based on the book by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton, is set at Chicago's elite Archer School of Ballet, a haven for dancers of all backgrounds.Read More
The new musical has a score by Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo and a book by Bradley Bredeweg. Free concert staged readings of the new musical The Romeo & Juliet Project will be presented August 16–17 at 7 PM in Mashashimuet Park in Sag Harbor, New York.Read More
In this musical theater piece adapted from a Langston Hughes poem, the bass-baritone Davóne Tines embodies the evolving, divided soul of black America.Read More
The American Museum of Natural History and A.R.T. will stage excerpts of the new adaptation, helmed by Rachel Chavkin, ahead of the world premiere in Boston.
Composer Dave Malloy will perform the role of author Herman Melville in upcoming staged excerpts of his new musical adaptation of Melville’s classic novel, Moby Dick. Slated to have its world premiere later this year at the American Repertory Theater, Moby-Dick re-imagines for a 21st-century America Melville’s 19th-century story of the hunt for an iconic whale.Read More
Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival presents a music-theater adaption of one of the poet’s dramatic monologues.
The composer Michael Schachter and the bass-baritone Davóne Tines have adapted the most striking of the poems, “The Black Clown,” into a music-theater piece that will have its New York premiere at the Mostly Mozart Festival on Wednesday. Mixing jazz, oratorio, Broadway, gospel and other musical traditions, the show traces its clown protagonist’s journey through the terror of slavery and the shackled freedom of Jim Crow toward a self-proclaimed humanity.Read More
Actors' Equity Association has announced the 2019 Tony-winningmusical Hadestown as winner of the 13th annual Award for Outstanding Broadway Chorus. Presented by Equity's Advisory Committee on Chorus Affairs, the award is the only industry accolade of its kind to honor the distinctive talents and contributions made by the original chorus members of a Broadway musical.Read More
“Hadestown,” a pulsing, poetic contemporary riff on an ancient Greek myth, won the Tony Award for best new musical Sunday night, triumphing over film adaptations, a musical comedy and a jukebox show.
The win, coming at a time when Broadway is enjoying a long-running box office boom, marks the sixth year in a row that Tony voters have chosen an inventive show nurtured by nonprofits over more commercial fare.Read More
The buzz began during previews. Online and over postshow cocktails, fans and industry insiders were talking about a standout in one of the season’s most celebrated new musicals. But it wasn’t one of the four stars of “Hadestown” who was a sudden focus of admiration, though all of them would eventually receive Tony nominations. It was the 6-foot-7 actor in the show’s five-person ensemble, Timothy Hughes.Read More
Donna Marie Asbury, 56, has been with the revival almost from the beginning: She joined the first national tour in December 1997 and the Broadway company in March 1999. On Monday, she gave her last performance as June, one of the Cook County Jail tenants.Read More
One of the biggest shows on Broadway this season has also had the longest, most public evolution. Hadestown, the hit musical that reimagines the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice as an anti-capitalist parable, has 14 Tony nominations. That’s the most of any show this season, and it includes one nod for Best Musical and nominations in three of the four acting categories.Read More