HERE'S WHAT'S NEW:

CHECK OUT THE TABS ABOVE FOR PREVIOUS ARTICLES, INCLUDING #TBT, THE FRIDAY 5, AND THERE'S AN ALL-NEW BWAY REVIEWS PAGE! CHECK IT OUT!
AND DON'T FORGET TO SCROLL DOWN THE WHOLE PAGE FOR LINKS TO FEATURED ARTICLES, REVIEWS, SHOW SITES, AND THEATER-RELATED STUFF!

COMING UP ON BROADWAY:
The Sound Inside - Opens: 10.17.19 American Utopia - Opens: 10.20.19 Tina - Opens: 11.7.19 Slava's Snowshow on Broadway - Previews: 11.11.19, Opens: 11.13.19 The Inheritance - Opens: 11.17.19 A Christmas Carol - Previews: 11.7.19, Opens: 11.20.19 Jagged Little Pill - Previews: 11.3.19, Opens: 12.5.19 A Soldier's Play - Previews: 12.27.19, Opens: 1.21.20 Grand Horizons - Previews: 12.20.19, Opens: 1.23.20 My Name is Lucy Barton - Previews: 1.6.20, Opens: 1.15.20 West Side Story - Previews: 12.10.19, Opens: 2.6.20 Girl From the North Country - Previews: 2.7.20, Opens: 3.5.20 Six - Previews: 2.13.20, Opens: 3.12.20 Company - Previews: 3.2.20, Opens: 3.22.20 Diana - Previews: 3.2.20, Opens: 3.26.20 The Lehman Trilogy - Previews: 3.7.20, Opens: 3.31.20 Caroline, or Change - Previews: 3.13.20, Opens: 4.4.20 Mrs. Doubtfire - Previews 3.9.20, Opens 4.5.20 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? - Previews: 3.3.20, Opens: 4.9.20 Plaza Suite - Previews: 3.13.20, Opens: 4.13.20 American Buffalo - Previews: 3.20, Opens: 4.14.20 Flying Over Sunset - Previews: 3.12.20, Opens: 4.16.20 Birthday Candles - Previews: 4.2.20, Opens: 4.21.20 How I Learned To Drive - Previews: 3.27.20, Opens: 4.22.20 Take Me Out - Previews: 3.31.20, Opens: 4.23.20 Tony Awards Cut Off - 4.23.20 Tony Awards Nominations - 4.28.20 Tony Awards - 6.7.20 MJ: The Musical - Previews: 7.6.20, Opens: 8.13.20

COMING UP ON THE SITE: 10/17: #TBT: Cast Recording: Finding Neverland - 10/18: The Friday 5: 5 Broadway Shows Based on Children's/Young Adult Novels

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Welcome to the Theatre! The Broadway Debuts of The Lightning Thief

Congratulations to the entire company of The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical on the opening of your show tonight on Broadway. Here's to a successful run!

We'd like to send special congratulations to the nine actors who will be making their official Broadway debuts. This is no small accomplishment, and we are already looking forward to your future opening nights wherever they may be.


The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical
Opening Night: Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Longacre Theatre


Izzy Figueroa (Understudy)

James Hayden Rodriguez (Luke and others)
Jorrel Javier (Grover/Mr.D)

Ryan Knowles (Chiron and others)

Sam Leicht (Understudy)
Sarah Beth Pfeifer (Clarisse and others)

Jalynn Steele (Sally and others)

T. Shyvonne Stewart (Understudy)
Kristin Stokes (Annabeth)



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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

One That Got Away: The History Boys

The good news is that the entire original cast of The History Boys was in the wonderful film version of this Olivier and Tony Award-winning play by Alan Bennett. The bad news is that I missed it on Broadway - damn you, limited-run British imports! I can take some consolation in the fact that in subsequent years, I have gotten to see several of these cast members perform live, including Samuel Barnett (in Twelfth Night), Jamie Parker (in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and Tony-winner James Corden (in One Man, Two Guvnors). And I'm super stoked to finally see Russell Tovey in the upcoming Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

But still, I love the story of The History Boys so much, I can only imagine who amazing it was to watch it play out in front of me. And what a privilege it would have been to see the late Richard Griffiths. An amazing talent. The whole company is amazing. That's why this is definitely one that got away.










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Monday, October 14, 2019

Standing @ Zero: The Lightning Thief's Sam Leicht

This month's featured ensemblist is actually only on the verge of making his Broadway debut. But Sam Leicht from The Lightning Thief is no stranger to the footlights. In addition to being with his current company through its off-Broadway run and national tour, Sam has an impressive regional and collegiate resume, including roles in Hairspray, Ragtime, Big Fish, Les Miserables, A Chorus Line and Next to Normal. He has his degree from Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music. Oh, and did I mention he'a also an accomplished CrossFit trainer? Rumor has it, he's already gone on as Percy Jackson during previews, and I'm sure he'll be there on opening night, celebrating his company's latest achievement - Broadway. Bet this won't be the last we see and hear of this Standing @ Zero Hero.

CONTENT WARNING: Some of the photos below may be NSFW.

Standing @ Zero:
The Lightning Thief's
Sam Leicht


Next to Normal


(2 above) Hairspray

Falsettoland

A Chorus Line


The Lightning Thief (Sam is center)

BELOW: POTENTIALLY NSFW










Be sure to check out ALL of the Standing @ Zero men of Broadway HERE. Or click/tap the tab at the top of the page.

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Friday, October 11, 2019

The Friday 5 Quiz: 5 Broadway Costumes

You asked for it! By popular demand, we are starting a new series of Friday 5 Quizzes. In honor of the upcoming Halloween celebration, this time around, we thought we'd see how much you know about Broadway costumes. There are a lot of iconic looks for some of musical theater's greatest characters. Your job is two-fold: name the show and the character. Here's a sample:


Show: Annie     Character: Annie Warbucks


The answers will appear at the end of next week's Friday 5 column. Good luck!

The Friday 5:
Quiz: 5 Iconic Broadway Costumes

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Bonus: Name the show and both characters!


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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Welcome to the Theater! The Broadway Debuts of Linda Vista and The Rose Tattoo

Congratulations to the entire companies of Linda Vista and The Rose Tattoo on the upcoming opening of your show. Here's to a successful run!

We'd like to send special congratulations to the fifteen actors who will make their official Broadway debuts. This is no small accomplishment, and we are already looking forward to your future opening nights wherever they may be.


Linda Vista
Opening Night: Thursday, October 10, 2019
Helen Hayes Theatre


Denise Cormier (Understudy)
Carolina Do (Understudy)

Kate Eastman (Understudy)
Chantal Thuy (Minnie)

Cora Vander Broek (Jules)




The Rose Tattoo
Opening Night, Tuesday October 15, 2019
American Airlines Theatre



Florrie Bagel (Understudy)
Emun Elliott (Alavaro Mangicavallo)

Paige Dilbert (Bessie)
Isabella Iannelli (Vivi)


Jacob Michael Laval  (Billy)
Katerina McCrimmon (Understudy)

Michelangelo Milano  (Understudy)
Ella Rubin (Rosa)

Constance Shulman  (The Strega)
Burke Swanson (Jack)


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