The charming and charismatic Noma Dumezweni (Hermione in the play production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts 1 & 2) recently sat down with Paul Wontorek of Broadway.com for an interview where Noma discussed meeting Emma Watson, the secrecy leading up to the Cursed Child‘s production, and more. Of meeting Emma, Noma said: “I...read more!
Walt Disney Studios has officially confirmed that the next animated classic they will turn into a live-action film is The Lion King. Because, you know, The Lion King, The Lion King 1 1/2, The Lion King 2 and a full blown Broadway musical just weren't enough. Show More Summary
Today’s Backstage casting roundup is loaded with fantastic opportunities, including a background part in NBC’s medical drama “Chicago Med,” and understudying roles in Cate Blanchett’s imminent Broadway debut! You don’t want to miss these...Show More Summary
Celeb: Taye Diggs, the 45-year-old actor who burst onto the big screen in 1998’s “How Stella Got Her Groove Back” and has been flashing his megawatt smile ever since. Diggs, who has a 7-year-old son with his ex-wife, Broadway’s Idina Menzel, wrote two children’s books, “Mixed Me” and “Chocolate Me,” and is the literacy ambassador for […]
Broadway star Annaleigh Ashford has welcomed her first child with hubby Joe Tapper! The couple welcomed Jack Clark Tapper at 6:36 a.m. in Los Angeles on Thursday (September 8), People reports. Jack weighed in at 7 lbs. 3 oz. “There are no words to describe our joy when we first met our Jack,” the couple [...]
Good news, “Hamilton” fans! Non-stop Lin-Manuel Miranda is slated to host “Saturday Night Live.” NBC announced Tuesday that the Broadway star will appear Oct. 8 in the second episode of the new season with musical guest Twenty One Pilots. Show More Summary
The Broadway plays and musicals on offer in the Fall 2016 season are worth their exorbitant ticket prices! Here’s your complete list of all 13 shows opening between now and the end of the year. “The Encounter” (Opens Sept. 29)A soloShow More Summary
The NBC late-night sketch show “Saturday Night Live” will have a Broadway superstar in the lineup for the Oct. 8 show when Lin-Manuel Miranda guest-hosts. Miranda is the creator and star of the Broadway smash “Hamilton.” Musical guests that night...
In case you hadn't heard, the beloved musical Cats is back on Broadway — but Stephen Colbert thinks it could be a little more realistic. So he teamed up with Sutton Foster to create a Cats for the modern age: a Cats where the felineShow More Summary
This Broadway icon is ready to take on the national stage.
Lin-Manuel Miranda has been announced as the host of Saturday Night Live on October 8! The 36-year-old creator of Hamilton the hit Broadway musical will be joined by musical guest Twenty-One Pilots for the show that evening. This will be the first time Lin-Manuel will host the weekly comedy variety show. PHOTOS: Check out the [...]
Alexander Hamilton is coming to "Saturday Night Live." NBC said Wednesday that Lin-Manuel Miranda will host "SNL" on Oct. 8. Miranda created and starred in the Broadway sensation about the first U.S. treasury secretary. Twenty One Pilots duo Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun will be the show's musical...
Nobody really knows what happens in Cats. There are... Jellicle cats? And they have names like... Rum Tum Tugger, Mungojerrie, Jennyanydots? And one of them gets to go to... the Heaviside Layer? Anyway, Stephen Colbert and Broadway legend Sutton Foster staged a very literal Cats parody on his show ... More »
Proving it’s possible to have not just two but three acts in the business there’s no business like, Canadian impresario Garth Drabinsky announced today that his production of a new musical based on the novel behind the 1988 Shirley MacLaine...Show More Summary
Two-time Tony winner Kevin Kline will return to Broadway after a decade-long absence to star in Present Laughter, the Noel Coward comedy that will open a limited engagement April 5 at the St. James Theater. That’s where Klein won his first Best Featured Actor in a Musical Tony, in 1978 for On The Twentieth Century. Show More Summary
CBS said today that it will air the 71st annual Tony Awards on June 11 from the Waldorf-Astoria Grand Ballroom. Broadway’s trophy show will be live at 8 PM in the East and delayed in the West. The Hamilton-free Nominations will be announced May 2. CBS has aired the Tonys every year since 1978. Show More Summary
“There was a time when ‘second-acting’ – sneaking into a Broadway theater at intermission before the second act – was as common as the cigarette break in the middle of a musical. It was a time-honored rite of passage, practiced by generations of starving actors and students of the theater. … But today, when security […]
Confirming reports earlier this week, Disney Theatrical Productions this morning said that Tony- and Olivier Award-winning director Michael Grandage and Tony- and Olivier Award-winning scenic and costume designer Christopher Oram are taking over the reins of Frozen. Show More Summary
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Boston and New York have been adversaries since the original Hamilton walked Broadway in the late 18th century. David Ortiz has been at the epicenter of the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry for the past 14 seasons. Come...Show More Summary
"Fences" isn't content winning all the Tonys. Now, it wants all the Oscars. The Pulitzer Prize-winning play by August Wilson has been adapted into a film, directed by and starring Denzel Washington. In its first Broadway run, "Fences" won best play, best play, best leading actor (James Earl Jones), and best featured actress (Mary Alice). Show More Summary