Attention all Ahrens and Flaherty fans and story lovers! Additional casting for the Broadway revival of Once On This Island was announced on August 1st. Once On This Island begins previews November 9th, 2017 with an official opening date of December 3rd at Circle In The Square Theatre.
Once On This Island is the Broadway musical celebration that sweeps us across the sea to a small village—where, in the aftermath of a great storm, a joyous new life begins.
It is the tale of Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl who falls in love with a wealthy boy from the other side of the island. When their divided cultures threaten to keep them apart, Ti Moune, sets out on a remarkable quest to reunite with the man who has captured her heart.
See the announced cast and creative team HERE
Bursting with Caribbean colors, rhythms and dance, the story comes to vibrant life through the score by Tony Award® winners Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (Anastasia, Ragtime). The striking production by Tony Award-nominated director Michael Arden (Spring Awakening revival) transforms the reality of a tropical village devastated by a storm into a fantastical world alive with hope.
Come and gather around for Once On This Island—a triumph of the timeless power of theatre to bring us together, move our hearts, and help us conquer life’s storms. This is why we tell the story.
Group tickets are on sale now!
After much anticipation, the Broadway-bound production of Mean Girls has a cast of plastics that will take the stage October 31st at the National Theatre in Washington D.C. The book, written by Tina Fey, is set to music written by Fey’s husband, Jeff Richmond with lyrics by Tony nominee, Nell Benjamin. Tony winner, Casey Nicholaw, directs and choreographs.
Head plastic and Queen Bee, Regina George, will be played by Taylor Lauderman (currently in Kinky Boots) with Ashley Park (The King and I) as Gretchen Weiners, and Kate Rockwell (Bring it On) as Karen Smith. Erika Henningsen (Les Miserables) will play the leading role of Cady Heron. The cast will also include Barrett Wilbert Weed (Heathers) as Janis Sarkisian, Grey Henson (The Book of Mormon) as Damian Hubbard, Tony nominee Kerry Butler (Catch Me if you Can) as Ms. Norbury, Kyle Selig (The Book of Mormon) as Aaron Samuels, Cheech Manohar as Kevin Gnapoor, and Rick Younger as Mr. Duvall.
The ensemble of Mean Girls will include Stephanie Lynn Bissonnette, Tee Boyich, Collins Conley, Ben Cook, DeMarius Copes, Kevin Csolak, Devon Hadsell, Curtis Edwin Holland, Myles McHale, Chris Medlin, Brittany Nicholas, Becca Petersen, Nikhil Saboo, Jonalyn Saxer, Brendon Stimson, Kamille Upshaw, Zurin Villanueva, Gianna Yanelli, Iain Young.
Mean Girls will feature set design by Scott Pask, costumes by Gregg Barnes, lighting design by Kenneth Posner, and sound design by Brian Ronan with casting by Telsey + Company/Bethany Knox CSA.
Mean Girls the musical will follow the same plot as the highly quoted and beloved 2004 movie:
After living in Africa for most of her formative years, Cady Heron, has to face high school in all of its glory. After gaining the attention from Queen Bee, Regina George and her clique of “Plastics,” Cady soon learns that popularity comes with a price.
Following a wildly successful 2016-2017 Broadway season with shows like Dear Evan Hansen and Hello Dolly grossing in the millions each week, the 2017-2018 season is sure to give 2017 a run for their money with the opening of blockbuster hits including, Frozen, Spongebob Squarepants, and Harry Potter and The Cursed Child Parts I & II.
See the list below of all announced 2017-2018 season shows:
Previews Begin: July 28, 2017
Opening Date: August 10, 2017
Prince of Broadway
Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
Previews Begin: Augst 4, 2017
Opening Date: August 23, 2017
Time and the Conways
American Airlines Theatre
Previews Begin: September 14, 2017
Opening Date: October 10, 2017
Preview Begin: October 7, 2017
Opening Date: October 26, 2017
Vivian Beaumont Theatre
Previews Begin: October 5, 2017
Opening Date: November 2, 2017
Ethel Barrymore Theatre
Previews Begin: October 7, 2017
Opening Date: November 9, 2017
Circle in the Square Theatre
Previews Begin: November 9, 2017
Opening Date: December 3, 2017
Previews Begin: November 6, 2017
Opening Date: December 4, 2017
Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
Previews Begin: November 28, 2017
Opening Date: December 12, 2017
The Parisian Woman
Previews Begin: TBA
Opening Date: November 30, 2017
Farinelli and the King
Previews Begin: December 5, 2017
Opening Date: December 17, 2017
Previews Begin: February 6, 2018
Opening Date: March 8, 2018
Previews Begin: February 16, 2018
Opening Date: March 15, 2018
Previews Begin: March 2018
Opening Date: TBA
My Fair Lady
Vivian Beaumont Theatre
Previews Begin: March 22. 2018
Opening Date: April 19, 2018
St. James Theatre
Previews Begin: TBA
Opening Date: Spring 2018
Previews Begin: TBA
Opening Date: April 22, 2018
Previews Begin: Fall 2018
Opening Date: TBA
Based on the dystopian novel by Anthony Burgess, A Clockwork Orange is set to run at New World Stages for a limited engagement run from September 25th through January 6th, 2018. Previews begin September 2nd. This production, directed by Alexandra Spencer Jones, will make its New York Off-Broadway debut after its sold-out, award-winning, London run. Jonno Davies, who led the London Cast, will make his New York Stage debut in the role of Alex.
A Clockwork Orange the novel, published in 1962, and the film released in 1971 are woven into the cultural fabric of both Britain and the United States. You don’t want to miss what The Stage, London is calling “Stylish, stylized, and drenched in sweat, the show has a breathless, exhilarating energy!”
The story of little Alex and his gang of droods is set to an indie-pop soundtrack with a contemporary performance style.
Check back here for more updates on A Clockwork Orange!
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 world premiere of Jagged Little Pill, an original musical featuring songs from Alanis Morisette’s Grammy award-winning album, and book by Oscar-winning Diablo Cody, will take place at American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts– May 2018. Diane Paulus (Waitress, Finding Neverland, Pippin) will direct.
Rumor has it, the spotlight is on Idina Menzel in the Actors’ Equity 29-hour reading of the musical adaptation of Jagged Little Pill. Though, A.R.T. has confirmed Menzel’s involvement, Idina will be starring in Joshua Harmon’s, (Significant Other) Skintight at The Public, June 2018.
The reading also features Menzel’s fellow former Elphaba Carrie Manolakos, Adam Kaplan, Lauren Patten, Nora Schell, Vishal Vaidya, and Libby Winters.
Jagged Little Pill will follow a modern, multi-generational family and explore gender identity and race relations.
Perhaps, if the A.R.T. production moves to Broadway, we will see the Wicked and Frozen star take the lead? For those who aren’t ready to “Let it Go,” check back here with more updates regarding Jagged Little Pill.
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!
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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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.