Hamilton‘s Okieriete “Oak” Onaodowan succeeded Josh Groban in the role of Pierre, in The Great Comet of 1812 on July 11th at The Imperial Theatre. Onaodowan is best known for originating the role of ‘Hercules Mulligan’ in Manuel-Miranda’s Pullitzer-Prize winning musical, Hamilton. See the Pierre Twitter Casting announcement from February, 2017!
Joining Oak at the “opera” is recording artist Ingrid Michaelson in the role of Natasha’s “good” cousin, Sonya. Michaelson will star in the production through August 15th, 2017.
See Michaelson and the production’s original Sonya, Brittain Ashford, sing ‘Sonya Alone’- a standout moment in the show.
Click here for tickets to see The Great Comet of 1812 for Groups 15+
Three-time Tony nominee Tony Shalhoub, and Indecent’s Katrina Lenk, will lead the cast of The Band’s Visit in the critically acclaimed transfer to Broadway this fall.
Shalhoub (The Price) will play Tewfiq—the leader of an Egyptian police band stranded in a small desert town in Israel, while Lenk (Once) takes on the role of Dina, one of the locals who take in the traveling musicians as the two groups form an unexpected bond. Both are reprising their original Off-Broadway roles.
Also returning to the show are George Abud (The Visit) as Camal, Bill Army (Act One) as Zelger, Tony nominee John Cariani (Something Rotten!) as Itzik, Andrew Polk (Burning) as Avrum, Rachel Prather (Once) as Julia, Jonathan Raviv (Martyrs Street) as Sammy, Sharone Sayegh (Mamma Mia!) as Anna, Kristen Sieh (The Fortress of Solitude) as Iris, Ari’el Stachel (We Live in Cairo) as Haled, and Alok Tewari (Awake and Sing!) as Simon.
The company will also include music director and pianist Andrea Grody, as well as band members Alexandra Eckhardt, Philip Mayer, Sam Sadigursky, Jeff Theiss, Harvey Valdes, and Garo Yellin. Complete casting will be announced at a later date.
Performances will begin October 7 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, where the musical is set to officially open November 9. To purchase tickets, click here.
“A visionary director. A Groundbreaking play. A story of love, espionage, and betrayal.”
What more could you want in a Broadway show? M. Butterfly, directed by Julie Taymor, is set to open in October 2017 at The Cort Theatre. Clive Owens will star in the revival of this intoxicating play.
For the Tony-Award-winning play’s first Broadway return, David Henry Hwang-playwright- will introduce new material inspired by the real-life love affair between French diplomat Bernard Boursicot and Chinese opera singer Shi Pei Pu that has come to light since the play’s 1988 premiere.
Check back with Your Broadway Genius for more updates on M. Butterfly!
The diner is in good company with Betsy Wolfe as ‘Jenna’, in Sarah Bareilles’ acclaimed musical, Waitress. Wolfe is best known for her work on Broadway as Ellen in Bullets Over Broadway, as well as for her Off-Broadway appearance as Cathy Hiatt in The Last Five Years.
Each ‘Jenna’ brings a different flavor to the role (Pun Intended.) With the addition of the Front of House diner set-up, Wolfe transports the audience with her layered performance. You don’t want to miss Wolfe’s delicious new take on a role previously performed by Broadway vet Jessie Mueller, and Composer/Lyricist herself, Sara Bareilles.
See Wolfe in the rehearsal process prior to taking center stage:
"Sara Bareilles has been so gracious and helpful and encouraging and I think that is the attitude that everybody takes. I’m coming into an already existing family."
Posted by Waitress the Musical on Friday, June 16, 2017
For groups 12+ click here for tickets to this heart-warming musical!
Wondering what show will move in to the Marquis Theatre after On Your Feet! takes its final bow on August 20th, 2017? Look no further. Escape to Margaritaville, a new musical comedy based on both original and beloved Jimmy Buffet classic songs including “Come Monday,” “Volcano,” “Cheeseburger in Paradise” and many more is set to open on March 15, 2018.
With a book by Emmy Award winner Greg Garcia (“My Name is Earl,” “Raising Hope”) and Emmy nominee Mike O’Malley (“Survivor’s Remorse,” “Shameless”), this rousing and refreshing new production is choreographed by Tony Award nominee Kelly Devine (Come From Away, Rock of Ages) and directed by Tony Award nominee and La Jolla Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley (Come From Away, Memphis).
Imagine a place where the sun is hot, the water’s warm and the drinks are as cold as they are plentiful. Welcome to Margaritaville, the island paradise where city folk get away from it all, and the locals get into the kind of trouble you can almost always sweet talk your way out of. Take a break from your troubles, make some new friends at the bar and kick back to the soothing sounds of the kettledrum. It doesn’t get much better than this. All you need now is a ticket.
For groups of 12 or more, click HERE for tickets to this new and exciting musical!
If you tuned in to the Tony Awards on Sunday, June 11th, then you would have seen the star-studded cast of Falsettos, perform on the Radio City Musical Hall stage. The revival opened in October 2016 and ran for a limited engagement at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre.
In case you missed the Tony performance, or wanted to see the show past its run at The Beaumont, have no fear! The original Live from Lincoln Center taping of Falsettos will hit the big screen for a limited run at select movie theaters across the country. For a full list click HERE.
The cast includes: Two-time Tony Award winner Christian Borle (Something Rotten!, Peter and the Starcatcher) as Marvin, Tony nominee Stephanie J. Block (Wicked, Drood) as Trina, and Tony nominee Andrew Rannells (The Book of Mormon) as Whizzer, with Tracie Thoms (Rent) as Dr. Charlotte, Betsy Wolfe (The Last Five Years) as Cordelia, Tony nominee Brandon Uranowitz (An American in Paris) as Mendel, and Anthony Rosenthal (A Christmas Story) as Jason.
Watch the cast perform “A Day in Falsettoland” from the Tony Awards on June 11th below.
Television’s beloved Sponge is moving from the screen to the stage. SpongeBob SquarePants and Bikini Bottom is Broadway bound. Following its successful Chicago run last summer, SpongeBob SquarePants will begin previews at The Palace Theatre on Monday, November 6th, 2017 with an official opening on Monday, December 4th, 2017.
Stakes are higher than ever before as SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the total annihilation of their undersea world. Chaos erupts. Lives hang in the balance. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes center stage.
With a creative team of visionaries, including acclaimed Steppenwolf director Tina Landau, orchestrations by Tom Kitt, book by Kyle Jarrow, choreography by Christopher Galleti, AND original songs by Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Alexander Ebert of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, John Legend, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T’s, They Might Be Giants and T.I., and a song by David Bowie– SpongeBob will be a one-of-a-kind musical event.
The SpongeBob cast will include Ethan Slater as SpongeBob SquarePants, Gavin Lee as Squidward, Lilli Cooper as Sandy Cheeks and Danny Skinner as Patrick. The full cast will be announced at a later date.
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Last night, Tony Awards were handed out to celebrate the best of the 2016-2017 Broadway season. Check out the complete winners list below:
“A Doll’s House, Part 2”
“Dear Evan Hansen” (WINNER)
“Come From Away”
“Groundhog Day The Musical”
“Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812”
Best Book of a Musical:
“Dear Evan Hansen” — Steven Levenson (WINNER)
“Come From Away” — Irene Sankoff and David Hein
“Groundhog Day The Musical” — Danny Rubin
“Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812” — Dave Malloy
Best Original Score:
“Dear Evan Hansen” — Music & Lyrics: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul (WINNER)
“Come From Away” — Music & Lyrics: Irene Sankoff and David Hein
“Groundhog Day The Musical” — Music & Lyrics: Tim Minchin
“Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812” — Music & Lyrics: Dave Malloy
Best Revival of a Play:
“August Wilson’s Jitney” (WINNER)
“Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes”
“Six Degrees of Separation”
Best Revival of a Musical:
“Hello, Dolly!” (WINNER)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play:
Kevin Kline, “Present Laughter” (WINNER)
Denis Arndt, “Heisenberg”
Chris Cooper, “A Doll’s House, Part 2”
Corey Hawkins, “Six Degrees of Separation”
Jefferson Mays, “Oslo”
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play:
Laurie Metcalf, “A Doll’s House, Part 2” (WINNER)
Cate Blanchett, “The Present”
Jennifer Ehle, “Oslo”
Sally Field, “The Glass Menagerie”
Laura Linney, “Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes”
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical:
Ben Platt, “Dear Evan Hansen”(WINNER)
Christian Borle, “Falsettos”
Josh Groban, “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812”
Andy Karl, “Groundhog Day The Musical”
David Hyde Pierce, “Hello, Dolly!”
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical:
Bette Midler, “Hello, Dolly!” (WINNER)
Denee Benton, “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812”
Christine Ebersole, “War Paint”
Patti LuPone, “War Paint”
Eva Noblezada, “Miss Saigon”
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play:
Michael Aronov, “Oslo” (WINNER)
Danny DeVito, “Arthur Miller’s The Price”
Nathan Lane, “The Front Page”
Richard Thomas, “Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes”
John Douglas Thompson, “August Wilson’s Jitney”
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play:
Cynthia Nixon, “Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes” (WINNER)
Johanna Day, “Sweat”
Jayne Houdyshell, “A Doll’s House, Part 2”
Condola Rashad, “A Doll’s House, Part 2”
Michelle Wilson, “Sweat”
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical:
Gavin Creel, “Hello, Dolly!” (WINNER)
Mike Faist, “Dear Evan Hansen”
Andrew Rannells, “Falsettos”
Lucas Steele, “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812”
Brandon Uranowitz, “Falsettos”
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical:
Rachel Bay Jones, “Dear Evan Hansen” (WINNER)
Kate Baldwin, “Hello, Dolly!”
Stephanie J. Block, “Falsettos”
Jenn Colella, “Come From Away”
Mary Beth Peil, “Anastasia”
Best Scenic Design of a Play:
Nigel Hook, “The Play That Goes Wrong” (WINNER)
David Gallo, “August Wilson’s Jitney”
Douglas W. Schmidt, “The Front Page”
Michael Yeargan, “Oslo”
Best Scenic Design of a Musical:
Mimi Lien, “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812” (WINNER)
Rob Howell, “Groundhog Day The Musical”
David Korins, “War Paint”
Santo Loquasto, “Hello, Dolly!”
Best Costume Design of a Play:
Jane Greenwood, “Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes” (WINNER)
Susan Hilferty, “Present Laughter”
Toni-Leslie James, “August Wilson’s Jitney”
David Zinn, “A Doll’s House, Part 2”
Best Costume Design of a Musical:
Santo Loquasto, “Hello, Dolly!” (WINNER)
Linda Cho, “Anastasia”
Paloma Young, “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812”
Catherine Zuber, “War Paint”
Best Lighting Design of a Play:
Christopher Akerlind, “Indecent” (WINNER)
Jane Cox, “August Wilson’s Jitney”
Donald Holder, “Oslo”
Jennifer Tipton, “A Doll’s House, Part 2”
Best Lighting Design of a Musical:
Bradley King, “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812” (WINNER)
Howell Binkley, “Come From Away”
Natasha Katz, “Hello, Dolly!”
Japhy Weideman, “Dear Evan Hansen”
Best Direction of a Play:
Rebecca Taichman, “Indecent” (WINNER)
Sam Gold, “A Doll’s House, Part 2”
Ruben Santiago-Hudson, “August Wilson’s Jitney”
Bartlett Sher, “Oslo”
Daniel Sullivan, “Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes”
Best Direction of a Musical:
Christopher Ashley, “Come From Away” (WINNER)
Rachel Chavkin, “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812”
Michael Greif, “Dear Evan Hansen”
Matthew Warchus, “Groundhog Day The Musical”
Jerry Zaks, “Hello, Dolly!”
Andy Blankenbuehler, “Bandstand” (WINNER)
Peter Darling and Ellen Kane, “Groundhog Day The Musical”
Kelly Devine, “Come From Away”
Denis Jones, “Holiday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical”
Sam Pinkleton, “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812”
Alex Lacamoire, “Dear Evan Hansen” (WINNER)
Bill Elliott and Greg Anthony Rassen, “Bandstand”
Larry Hochman, “Hello, Dolly!”
Dave Malloy, “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812”
Recipients of Awards and Honors in Non-competitive Categories
Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre:
James Earl Jones
Special Tony Award:
Gareth Fry and Pete Malkin, sound designers for “The Encounter”
Regional Theatre Tony Award:
Dallas Theater Center in Dallas, Texas
Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award:
Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre:
Nina Lannan and Alan Wasser
King Kong will swing into the Broadway Theatre for the 2018 Broadway season, after Miss Saigon’s limited engagement through January. The stage adaptation of this classic film is the brain-child of an Australian based animatronics company. Lead producer, Carmen Pavlovic, had been offered a Broadway theater in 2014, but chose to decline due to the production’s successful run in Melbourne, Australia in 2013. Now, the 20 foot tall title character will take the stage among other highly anticipated 2018 Broadway blockbusters including Frozen, and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
King Kong will feature a score by the British composer Marius de Vries and songs by Eddie Perfect. The production is written by British writer Jack Thorne-playwright behind Harry Potter and the Cursed Child- and British director, Drew McOnie, who has choreographed recent London productions of In the Heights and Jesus Christ Superstar. The story is adapted from a novelization of the screenplay of the 1933 film.
The show has not yet been cast.
On Your Feet! the original musical based on the life of Grammy-award-winning recording artist Gloria Estefan, and her producer-musician-entrepreneur husband, Emilio Estefan, will take its final bow at the Marquis Theatre on August 20th, 2017.
On Your Feet! officially opened in November of 2015 and will close having performed a total of 780 performances on August 20th. The current cast includes Ana Villafañe, who originated the role of Gloria, Ektor Rivera as Emilio, Doreen Montalvo as Gloria Fajardo, and Alma Cuervo as Consuelo.
The show is choreographed by Olivier Award winner Sergio Trujillo, who earned a Tony nomination for his work in On Your Feet!, with an original book by Academy Award winner Alexander Dinelaris. Completing the creative team are Tony-winning director/choreographer Jerry Mitchell, Tony-winning scenic designer David Rockwell, Tony-nominated costume designer Emilio Sosa, Tony Award-winning lighting designer Kenneth Posner, Tony Award-winning sound designer Steve Kennedy, projections designer Darrel Maloney, and hair and wig designer Chuck LaPointe, with music direction by Lon Hoyt, orchestrations by Gloria Estefan and Emilio Estefan, and dance arrangements and orchestrations by Oscar Hernandez.
If you are still feeling the rhythm and want to Conga with the Estefans, don’t fret, On Your Feet! the tour was just announced to launch in Buffalo, NY on September 22nd, 2017, with a Grand Opening in Miami on October 5th, 2017. The International Premiere is set for Utrecht, Netherlands on October 29th, 2017 with additional worldwide productions planned in Spain, Italy, Germany, France, Mexico and Japan.
Casting for the tour has not been announced.
Get your tickets before this “uplifting, intimate, and inspirational” production closes! Tickets for On Your Feet! begin at $45 for groups of 12+. Call 877-943-2929 now to book tickets for your group!