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Looking set to join the cast of “Hadestown”, a Tony award-winning musical is Lillias White. She will be playing the character of Hermes. Whenever the show gets underway, White will be the first actor who identifies as a female to hold down the role.

White, a successful winner of the Daytime Emmy and Tony awards starts her performances on September 13th when it begins at the Walter Kerr Theatre.

White will replace T. Oliver Reid, a June replacement for Andre De Shields who left the show. Reid will be featuring in his last show on the 4th of September.

White’s last appearance on Broadway was in “Chicago” as the character, Matron Morton. She had also appeared on stage with the shows, “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” “Cats,” “Once on This Island,” and “Dreamgirls.” White was a 1997 recipient of the Best Featured Actress Tony Award for her performance in “The Life.” In 2010, White was also nominated for a Tony award for her performance in “Fela!”

The cast member of “Hadestown” is currently made up of Jewelle Blackman (Persephone), Eva Noblezada (Eurydice), Patrick page (Hades), and Reeve Carney (Orpheus). In the show, the Fates was played by Kay Trinidad, Jessie Shelton, and Soara-Joye Ross.

Other cast members are Yael Rich, Sayo Oni, Max Kumangai, Tara Jackson, Grace Yoo, Trent Saunders, Alex Puette, Malcolm Armwood, and Emily Afton.

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White was so thrilled to be at the Broadway opening for ‘Hadestown’ saying that the 2019 opening night was an experience that was both unforgettable and magical. She had gone on to say how the show was full of energy. She was happy to sit behind the father of the director, Rachel Chavkin who was so proud. She was also happy to finally meet Rachel, a phenomenal character. She went on about her she loved that evening of the show as well as how Dr Andre De Shields and the whole company had driven her to tears. She says that she is so happy to play Hermes while being a cast member of the amazing Broadway production.

Chavkin while speaking about White’s performance, says that she is elated by her performance in the show. Chavkin praised White’s legendary status while mentioning the magical effect that her voice has always had on shows.

She then went on to compare the mythical origins of ‘Hadestown’ to the characters on the show. She also mentions that she is happy about her the show’s cast for the national tour is completely different from the production on Broadway. She also mentions that she was proud of having a lady play the legendary character, Hermes for the first time. She compares the gender fluidity of the roles in the show to the nature of the Greek gods and says it adds more delight to the world.

“Hadestown” first debuted on the 17th of April, 2019 at the Walter Kerr Theatre but was soon shut down by the pandemic. The show then reopened on the 2nd of September, 2021 after the pandemic. Producers on the show are Tom Kirdahy, Hunter Arnold, Dale Franzen, and Mara Isaacs.

On Wednesday 17th August, Simba will once more be leading the remarkable characters of the Lion King as it returns to San Diego. Explore the available the Lion King tickets at BroadwaySeats.org!

The seasoned hit musical which has won six Tony awards, including the award for the Best Musical, starts on September 11th at the San Diego Civic Theatre located downtown.

The North American tour of this show features Darian Sanders (Simba), Gerald Ramsey (Mufasa), Kayla Cyphers (Nala), and Spencer Platchy (Scar). The exceptional characters of Timon and Pumbaa are brought to life by the stage dexterity of Tony Freeman and John Brady.

It was Julie Taymor, a director with a Tony Award who first handled the production of the musical on Broadway in 1997. This was fresh after the success of the original film animation in 1994 by Disney. The music for that performance was contributed by Tim Rice and Elton John.

Prices for this ticket begin at $25.50. Performances in the evenings will go on from Tuesday to Sunday, while Saturday and Sunday are scheduled for the matinees.

The approaching Broadway season in San Diego features Cats, Hamilton, Annie and Frozen, another favourite show from Disney.

Broadway is closer to Maren Morris than ever as she looks forward to starring in the production. This Thursday (August 11th), the singer announced that she had been selected to play Elphaba Thropp in Wicked, the Broadway musical.

Maren Morris was all smiles as she revealed her callback from Broadway to feature in the musical for Broadway. She announced the good news on Twitter that same day, expressing a pleasant surprise.
She reveals the good news barely a few months after she had announced her audition for the show on Broadway. This year, in May, Morris announced her made her intentions known that she was going to be to taking part in the audition for the show.

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In that same chat on Twitter, a fan had asked her about her role between Glinda and Elphaba, who are both main characters in the show. Morris had replied that she had heavily identified with the role of Elphaba.
It was always common knowledge that Morris was prepared for a life as a green skin while being able to hit any given high note.

Morris isn’t the only one celebrating her triumph, Kristin Chenoweth, one of the first cast members also showed her some love. Chenoweth played the original character of Glinda on the show. Wicked made its debut at the Gershwin Theatre in 2003, and starring Idina Menzel (who plays the original role of Elphaba and Chenoweth as Glinda).

Taking to her Instagram, Morris kept on expressing her gratitude saying how she hopes to go beyond this stage and try to achieve something that seems elusive to her. She went on to give thanks to the people who had been there for her. She expressed her happiness while also saying how much she loves the ‘Wicked’ as a franchise. She went on to profess her love for Elphaba, while also singling Kristin Chenoweth out as the main inspiration for her sending her tape in for the auditions.

The Prequel Of The “Hunger Games” Set To Feature The Star Of “West Side Story”

The universe of the “Hunger Games” look ready to welcome Rachel Zegler as it gets ready for its prequel, “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.”

The actress from “West Side Story” tried to create a buzz about her appearance in the film by posting a cryptic message on Twitter. 

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Later on Twitter, the young actress verified the news of her appearance on the how by explaining that her previous “mysterious message” on Twitter spelt out “Lucy Gray Bird” the name of her character in the “Hunger Games.”

The film is an adaptation of a book by Suzanne Collins which is titled “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” and was launched in 2020. The film looks to act as a prequel show to the original episodes as it spotlights the story behind Coriolanus Snow (Tom Blyth), the dictator who rules Panem.

At a young age, Snow becomes Lucy Gray’s mentor as she has been chosen for the cruel deadly fight that features young teenagers. Viewers were stunned when they witnessed Lucy Gray sing during the chilling occasion. Snow sees that her singing has the potential to help her become victorious at the games.

Nathan Kahane, the President of Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, was so happy with the decision of the production to hire Zegler, as he praised her intelligence, agility, and strong voice. He concluded that Rachel embodies a wide collection of the skillset needed for any actress to wow their audience at their level.

The show will be directed by Francis Lawrence, who was in the director’s chair for the last three editions of the “Hunger Games” in the franchise. He also gave out a statement that seemed to praise the dramatic and musical prowess of Rachel. 

Fans of the show waited excitedly as they eagerly anticipate the “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” which will start filming later in the year and has a theatrical release date of November 17, 2023.

Covid-19 diagnosis sidelines Alex Brightman from Beetlejuice on Broadway

After an unfortunate Covid-19 diagnosis, it looks like Alex Brightman, a Tony nominee will be watching the show, Beetlejuice from the sidelines. However, the show awaits his return on May 31. The actor took to Twitter to tell his fans and the general public about the recent diagnosis and went to state that he will be resuming within a week.

Set to reopen on Broadway again on April 8th, Brightman stars in Beetlejuice as the title character and will be acting alongside Elizabeth Teeter who plays Lydia Deetz. The show is based on the film by Tim Burton and follows Lydia, an exceptional teenager as she tries to exorcise the demons plaguing her life. The show opened originally at the Winter Garden Theatre on April 25, 2019.

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The cast of the show will feature Kerry Butler, Adam Dannheisser, David Josefsberg, Kelvin Moon Loh, Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer, Dana Steingold, and Danny Rutigliano.

The musical is directed by Alex Timber and features the original score from Eddie Perfect, a nominee for a Tony award as well as a book from Anthony King and Scott Brown, nominees for a Tony award. The show features the choreographic skill of Connor Gallagher. It also features Kris Kukul who handles the incidental music, orchestrations, and music supervision.

Michael Weber handles the illusions, as David Dabbon handles the dance arrangements. Rachel Vauder handles the role of the production stage manager, while the associate director is Catie Davis. Jenny Gersten is the line producer and Nancy Renee Braun plays the associate choreographer. Matt Stine handles music production duties as Rachel Hoffman and Telsey + Company is responsible for the show’s casting.

Aladdin From Disney Set For Its 8th-year Celebration On Broadway

Aladdin, the musical takes its pages from the animation film from 1992 and will be premiering live at the New Amsterdam Theatre.

The film from Disney which is adapted from a 1992 animation feature with the same title will on March 20 celebrate its eighth year on Broadway. The musical started screening on March 20, 2014, at the New Amsterdam Theatre.

The rich cast features the talented ensemble made up of Michael Maliakel, as he makes his debut on Broadway as the title character, Aladdin. Other members of the cast include Michael James Scott who plays Genie, Dennis Stowe plays Jafar, Shoba Narayan playing Jasmine while the trio of Brad Weinstock, Zach Bencal, and Milo Alosi handle the role of the sidekicks of Aladdin known as Omar, Babkak, and Kassim respectively; JC Montgomery playing Sultan; while Don Darryl Rivera plays Iago. Other faces to look out for are Jonathan Weir, Frank Viveros, Mark DiConzo, and Juwan Crawley.

The ensemble features Tia Altinay, Alicia Charles, Michael Callahan, Mathew deGuzman, Josh Drake, Brian Dillion, Carissa Fiorillo, Samantha Farrow, Jacob Gutierrez, Keisha Gilles, Wes Hart, Cameron Hobbs, Paul Heesang Miller, Heather Makalani, April Holloway, Amber Owens, Pierre Marais, Jamie Kasey Patterson, Ariel Reid, Bobby Pestka, Tyler Roberts, Angelo Soriano, Jaz Sealey, Charles South, Alec Varcas, and Cassidy Stoner.

In the 2,679 shows o Aladdin so far (plus the performances of March 20), Jasmine and Aladdin have been able to fly more than 88 miles with the magic carpet as they sing their award-winning chorus; also the Genie has been able to successfully let off about 100,000 works of pyrotechnics with his show-stopping musical performance; and in the opener for Act Two, “Prince Ali,” the entire cast members, as well as the wardrobe, were able to make quick costume changes nearly 185,000 times.

The production on Broadway that features the film of 90 minutes into a simple format of two acts, has Alan Menken delivering the music, Tim Rice and the late Howard Ashman delivering the lyrics, while Chad Beguelin contributes to the work with more lyrics and a book. Choreography and direction were provided by Nicholaw.

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The previews of Aladdin started on February 26, 2014, at the New Amsterdam. As a musical, the show had been nominated five times in 2014 for a Tony Awards which includes the Best Musical. The role of Genie handled exceptionally by James Monroe Iglehart won him a Tony award. Aladdin, the musical had been on tour on Broadway before the pandemic hit. However, the show has been back on the road since September 28, 2021.

The musical, Moulin Rouge, makes new batches of tickets available

Moulin Rouge is making available new ticket batches for its shows beginning from October 2, 2022, at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on Broadway.

  • New tickets made available for the shows up until October 2, 2022.
  • The best musical with a Tony award
  • The musical, Million Rouge! based on a film created by Baz Luhrmann
  • Special ticket presales for fans start on November 22
  • General sales of tickets start on November 23

Moulin Rouge, the best musical with a Tony award! The show is making available batches of tickets to be used for the show through to October 2, 2022, which is to be held in New York’s Al Hirschfeld Theatre on Broadway.

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There will be a special pre-sale fan only ticket sales which start on Monday, the 22nd of November at 10:00 am EST. To get free access to ticket pre-sales, fans will need to sign up to get newsletters for the show using the link www.MoulinRougeMusical.com on Sunday, the 21st of November at Midnight. The public sales start on Tuesday, the 23rd of November at 10:00 am EST.

The musical, Moulin Rouge successfully wins ten Tony awards in 2021 which includes the best musical, award for outstanding musical production from the drama league, five different drama desk awards, while also receiving ten outer awards honor citations from critics circle, which includes the newly created Broadway musical.

The musical, Moulin Rouge! Started showing to critical acclaim in the Al Hirschfeld show theatre by the summer of 2019. The show just got reopened recently after the shutdown of Broadway because of the pandemic.

Boston’s “Hadestown” musical puts on an amazing show with dancing lights and top performances.

The show: The musical, Hadestown is a show that was developed by Rachel Checking with writing duties handled by Anais Mitchell.

What Hadestown show is about?

Hadestown is one of the most remarkable shows of the 2018-19 season on Broadway. It won eight Tony awards after getting 14 nominations, the show is a combination and an update of two mythology in Greece which has a New Orleans folk/jazzy score; it comes with the perfect nightclub setting, which had been conceived by Rachel Hauck. This was complemented with various hopeful and topical messages. A certain myth revolves around Eurydice, a character that Orpheus tries to seduce however got trapped in the Underworld of the god Hades; the other myth is about the complicated marriage of Hades to Persephone – his wife.

Show worth watching? This show is not to be missed. Chavkin and Mitchell were able to recreate old stories by using a new and contemporary perspective, they were able to create a moving and exhilarating package that comes with complex global and personal themes that will leave viewers excited. The show which is the first big show in Boston and the first tour nationwide (post-Covid 19), offers interesting performances with a marvelous score that is handled by an interesting on-stage band, while the scintillating choreography by David Neumann complements the thrilling effects and staging.

The show’s highlight: With so many highlights to replay, “Wait for me”, from Act 1 steals the show and will keep users seating on their seat edges. The show was lightened up by Orpheus’ (Chibueze Ihuoma) during the official opening on Wednesday. The show was further highlighted with the impressive cast performance as well as the mesmerizing lighting works from Bradley King, the designer, who goes on to make the show a special and unique show.

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Interesting facts: Hadestown is the first time for over ten years and only fourth in the history of Broadway whereby a woman plays a musical solo author. However, it never happened overnight: The first show was premiered by Mitchell in Barre, Vermont, in 2006; went for its tour in Massachusetts and Vermont; released his concept music album around 2010; then in 2012, began reworking this same idea alongside Chavkin. This show went on and continued with its development away from Broadway, then in London and Canada, before it would go over to Broadway later around March 2019.

The 67th Annual Tony Awards will be broadcast TONIGHT on CBS in a live three-hour ceremony (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) direct from Radio City Music Hall.

Neil Patrick Harris, star of the CBS comedy “How I Met Your Mother,” returns as host. This will be his fourth time hosting the Tony Awards. He has also served as the host of the 63rd, 65th, and 66th Annual Tony Awards.

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The awards will feature appearances by the casts of the Tony Award-nominated musicals A Christmas Story, The Musical; Annie; Bring It On: The Musical; Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella; Kinky Boots; Matilda The Musical; Motown The Musical; and Pippin.

As a bonus, there will be additional appearances by the casts of the currently running Broadway musicals Chicago; Jersey Boys; Newsies; Once; Mamma Mia!; Rock of Ages; Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark; The Lion King; and The Phantom of the Opera.

The star-studded evening includes the following celebs who will be presenting various awards: Tom Hanks, Jake Gyllenhaal, Scarlett Johansson, Sigourney Weaver, Anna Kendrick, Zachary Quinto, Sally Field, Audra McDonald, Cyndi Lauper, Jane Krakowski, Alan Cumming, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jon Cryer, Megan Hilty, Andrew Rannells, Matthew Morrison, Cuba Gooding Jr, Jesse Eisenberg, Laura Benanti, Steven Van Zandt, Martha Plimpton, Hal Prince, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Barrett Foa, and Mike Tyson.

The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.

In case you need a refresher, here is a complete list of nominees…winners are bolded:

Best Musical

  • Bring It On: The Musical
  • A Christmas Story, The Musical
  • Kinky Boots
  • Matilda The Musical

Best Play

  • The Assembled Parties. Author: Richard Greenberg
  • Lucky Guy. Author: Nora Ephron
  • The Testament of Mary. Author: Colm Toíbín
  • Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Author: Christopher Durang

Best Revival of a Musical

  • Annie
  • The Mystery of Edwin Drood
  • Pippin
  • Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Best Revival of a Play

  • Golden Boy
  • Orphans
  • The Trip to Bountiful
  • Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Best Book of a Musical

  • A Christmas Story, The Musical. Joseph Robinette
  • Kinky Boots. Harvey Fierstein
  • Matilda The Musical. Dennis Kelly
  • Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella. Douglas Carter Beane

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre

  • A Christmas Story, The Musical. Music and Lyrics: Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
  • Hands on a Hardbody. Music: Trey Anastasio and Amanda Green. Lyrics: Amanda Green
  • Kinky Boots. Music & Lyrics: Cyndi Lauper
  • Matilda The Musical. Music & Lyrics: Tim Minchin

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Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play

  • Tom Hanks, Lucky Guy
  • Nathan Lane, The Nance
  • Tracy Letts, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • David Hyde Pierce, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
  • Tom Sturridge, Orphans

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play

  • Laurie Metcalf, The Other Place
  • Amy Morton, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • Kristine Nielsen, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
  • Holland Taylor, Ann
  • Cicely Tyson, The Trip to Bountiful

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical

  • Bertie Carvel, Matilda The Musical
  • Santino Fontana, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella
  • Rob McClure, Chaplin
  • Billy Porter, Kinky Boots
  • Stark Sands, Kinky Boots

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical

  • Stephanie J. Block, The Mystery of Edwin Drood
  • Carolee Carmello, Scandalous
  • Valisia LeKae, Motown The Musical
  • Patina Miller, Pippin
  • Laura Osnes, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play

  • Carrie Coon, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • Shalita Grant, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
  • Judith Ivey, The Heiress
  • Judith Light, The Assembled Parties
  • Condola Rashad, The Trip to Bountiful

Recipients of Awards and Honors in Non-competitive Categories

Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre

  1. Bernard Gersten
  2. Paul Libin
  3. Ming Cho Lee

Regional Theatre Award: Huntington Theatre Company, Boston, MA

  1. Isabelle Stevenson Award
  2. Larry Kramer

Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theatre: Career Transition For Dancers

  • William Craver
  • Peter Lawrence
  • The Lost Colony

The four actresses who created the title role of Matilda The Musical on Broadway – Sophia Gennusa, Oona Laurence, Bailey Ryon and Milly Shapiro.

Have you considered how to introduce your children to musicals? Here are some tips on how to bring musicals to life for your children, whether or not you live near a theater, or watch from the comfort of your own home. Also, check out the musical ratings pages for more information about which musicals are considered family-friendly, and likewise, which should be off-limits for children.

How Young is Too Young?

Children under the age of 4 or 5 would not be advised to see a majority of stage shows. I know of families who hold season tickets to see fairy-tale-based musicals. These fairy-tale shows take place during a matinée, and are geared toward younger children with shorter attention spans.

When considering taking a child to the theatre, always take into consideration these factors:

Length: Stage shows often run over 2 hours, with a 15 minute intermission. Can your child sit still this long, without crying or fussing, and therefore ruining the enjoyment for others?

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Content, Themes, & Bore Factors: Though many shows such as Little Women and The Lion King are tame, these may still be unsuitable for youngsters. Though Little Women may contain no violence, swearing, or innuendo, the story would most likely bore a very young child who cannot understand the plot. The Lion King contains creative violence, the same as in the film, but it can be scary portrayed on the stage. Crying children can take away from the enjoyment for other theatre patrons.

If you child is under the age of 5, it would be advisable that you stick to letting them watch film musicals (which can be paused or stopped) or stage shows that are geared toward their ages, such as matinee shows specifically for younger children.

However, many Broadway theatres don’t allow children under the age of 4 or 5 into the theatres, though there are a few exceptions. For example, you should not take them on the Mouline Rouge Broadway show. You’ll need to check with your local theatre if you’re curious about taking your child to a show that is touring and showing at your local performing arts center. These ages seem to be the average that children are not allowed in, even for most family-friendly musicals. There are a few exceptions, though, so be sure and check before you go!

Be Prepared…(as Scar sings in The Lion King)!

Before you share the experience of a musical with your child, share a bit of background information on the musical. This not only prepares children for what they are about to see, but also will help them to understand and enjoy the musical more fully.

For example, when I was in 8th grade my mother took me to see the stage musical Cats. Weeks before I had learned that the musical was based on a book of poetry, Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, by T. S. Eliot. I borrowed the book from the library, and giggled madly for several weeks, thoroughly enjoying the stories behind each cat. When the day came for us to see the musical, I knew a bit more what to expect, and I understood the concept of what was happening.

There may not always be a book or film to refer to, but do your best to prepare your child for the experience, if for nothing else than to help them understand and enjoy it more. You will surely be rewarded by the light in their eyes as they grasp the magic of musicals!

The Musical Possibilities!

Live in the city, or near a theatre? Take your child to a matinee once in a while. Seeing a musical in the spring can start a family tradition! Of course, make sure the musical is appropriate for your child.

Looking for a way to see more musicals for less money? Check out what musicals are being performed at your local high school! More often than not, high school performances put on a quality show, and you can take your whole family for less than it costs for one ticket to a professional show.

Don’t forget to check out your local video store where you can rent dozens of musicals on film. If you want to purchase a specific title, check out Amazon.com for wide selections (and some rarer films) at low prices, or your local retail stores. Investing in classic musicals is a gift that keeps on giving.

Check your local television listings. Musical films are often shown on holidays, as well as shown at random.

Don’t neglect introducing your child to musicals just because you don’t live near a theatre, or cannot afford to buy theatre tickets. Please take advantage of any of the options above, and share this magnificent cultural experience with your children.