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April 24, 2015

Casting has been announced for the First National Tour of “Matilda The Musical.” Produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers, the First National Tour of “Matilda The Musical” will begin this May with technical rehearsals and performances at the Shubert Theatre in New Haven, CT, with the official tour opening at the Center Theatre Group / Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles on June 7, 2015.   Previews begin May 29 and performances at the Ahmanson continue through July 12, 2015.

The three girls sharing the title role are Gabby Gutierrez, Mia Sinclair Jenness and Mabel Tyler. The principal cast also features (alphabetically): Jennifer Blood (Miss Honey), Quinn Mattfeld (Mr. Wormwood), Bryce Ryness (Miss Trunchbull) and Cassie Silva (Mrs. Wormwood).

The ensemble of “Matilda The Musical” includes Cal Alexander, Kayla Amistad, Cameron Burke, Brittany Conigatti, Michael Fatica, Wesley Faucher, John Michael Fiumara, Camden Gonzales, Shonica Gooden, Evan Gray, Cassidy Hagel, Meliki Hurd, Michael Jablonski, Luke Kolbe Mannikus, Stephanie Martignetti, Megan McGuff, Ora Jones, Justin Packard, Serena Quadrato, Aristotle Rock, Jaquez Andre Sims, Ian Michael Stuart, Danny Tieger, Kaci Walfall, Natalie Wisdom and Darius Wright.

April 24, 2015

Poducers of the new Broadway musical Finding Neverland, announced today plans for a U.S. tour launching in Upstate New York on October 7, 2016 in association with Albert Nocciolino, President and CEO of NAC Entertainment. By kicking-off in this region of New York, the production will utilize the Upstate NY Theatrical Tax Incentive, recently passed by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The producers of Finding Neverland, directed by Tony Award®-winner Diane Paulus (Pippin, Hair),have enlisted The Booking Group’s Meredith Blair to book the tour.

Based on the Academy Award® winning Miramax motion picture by the same name, Finding Neverlandfollows playwright J.M. Barrie as he summons the courage to become the writer – and the man – he yearns to be. Barrie finds the inspiration he’s been missing when he meets the beautiful widow Sylvia and her four young sons: Jack, George, Michael and Peter. Delighted by the boys’ hilarious escapades, Barrie conjures the magical world of Neverland and writes a play unlike any the high-society London theatergoers have ever seen. It’s a tremendous risk, but as Barrie himself has discovered — when you believe, you can fly. Finding Neverland has a score by Gary Barlow (Take That) and Grammy® winner Eliot Kennedy, book by Olivier Award nominee James Graham, and choreography by Emmy Award®-winner Mia Michaels (“So You Think You Can Dance,” Cirque du Soleil’s Delirium).

April 15, 2015

The 2014 Tony® Award winner for Best Musical, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, will launch its First National Tour in September 2015, producer Joey Parnes announced today. The tour route includes stops in Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas, Washington DC, and Toronto, among many other markets.  Visit Broadway.org for a full list of touring dates.

April 15, 2015

Producers Stuart Thompson and Sonia Friedman announced today that, following its critically acclaimed run at the Almeida Theatre and in the West End, the newly crowned Olivier Award-winning Best Play, King Charles III, will open on Broadway this fall starring Tim Pigott-Smith reprising his much-raved-about role as King Charles III.  Directed by Rupert Gould, Mike Bartlett’s play about Britain’s future king will begin previews October 10, 2015, with opening night set for November 1, 2015 at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street, NYC).  

The Queen is dead: after a lifetime of waiting, the prince ascends the throne.  A future of power.  But how to rule?   This “bracingly provocative and outrageously entertaining new play,” (The Independent) explores the people underneath the crowns, the unwritten rules of our democracy, and the conscience of Britain’s most famous family.

April 15, 2015

Following an international casting search, producers James L. Nederlander, Estefan Enterprises, Inc and Bernie Yuman are pleased to announce the cast for On Your Feet!the new Broadway musical based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY® winning international superstar Gloria Estefan, who has sold over 100 million albums worldwide, and her husband, 19 time GRAMMY® winning legendary producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan. Ana Villafañe will make her Broadway debut as Gloria Estefan opposite Josh Segarra as Emilio Estefan.  

On Your Feet!opens on Broadway on Thursday, November 5, 2015, with preview performances beginning Monday, October 5, 2015 at the Marquis Theatre in New York City.  The musical, directed by two-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Hairspray),choreographed by Olivier Award winner Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys, Memphis) with a book by Academy Award winner Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman film, The Bodyguard Musical) will land on Broadway following a five-week World Premiere engagement at theOriental Theatre in Chicago, from June 2 – July 5, 2015.

NY Times