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August 19, 2015 - September 20, 2015

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July 27, 2015

The producers of the new musical American Psycho are pleased to announce the show will make its Broadway premiere this season with previews set to start Friday, February 19th, 2016and an official opening night on Monday, March 21st, 2016 at a Shubert Theatre to be announced. Rehearsals will begin on Monday, January 11th, 2016. The production will star Benjamin Walker (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) as Patrick Bateman.

American Psycho has music and lyrics by Tony Award-winner Duncan Sheik, making this his first new show to come to Broadway since his Tony Award-winning Spring Awakening. The show has a book by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Spiderman: Turn off the Dark, ”Glee”) and is based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis.   Rupert Goold (King Charles III, Macbeth) directs and choreography is by Lynne Page (La Cage Aux Folles, A Little Night Music).  

July 27, 2015

The producers of the upcoming national tour of The Bridges of Madison County have announced that Elizabeth Stanley, currently starring in the role of Claire De Loone on Broadway in the revival of On the Town, and Andrew Samonsky, last seen in The Hunchback of Notre Dame at the Paper Mill Playhouse, will star as Francesca Johnson and Robert Kincaid. Featuring gorgeous, soulful music  by three-time Tony Award®winner Jason Robert Brown that draws upon the rich textures of Americana and folk and the sweeping balladry of classic Broadway.  

As previously announced, the production will begin performances on November 28 at the Des Moines Civic Center in Des Moines, IA and will continue to over 15 additional major markets across North America in its first season. 

July 27, 2015

Tuck Everlasting, the new musical based on Natalie Babbitt’s beloved best-selling novel of the same name, will play Broadway’s Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street) this spring with opening night set for Sunday, April 17, 2016. The show will begin previewsWednesday, March 23, 2016 (first preview was previously announced for March 19). The musical, which debuted earlier this year in a record-breaking engagement at Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre, features a book by Tony Award® nominee Claudia Shear (Dirty Blonde), music by Chris Miller (The Burnt Part Boys), lyrics by Nathan Tysen (The Burnt Part Boys), and direction and choreography by Tony Award® winner Casey Nicholaw (Something Rotten!, Aladdin, The Book of Mormon). Tuck Everlasting is produced by Grove Entertainment, Arlene Scanlan & Michael Jackowitz, Howard & Janet Kagan, and Barry Brown.

Tickets for Tuck Everlasting are currently on sale to groups of 10+. For more info please visit tuckeverlastingmusical.com.

If you could live forever, would you?  When Winnie Foster discovers the magical secret of the Tuck family, she embarks on an extraordinary adventure that will change her life forever. Take a journey you’ll never forget in this powerful new musical about love, family and living life to the fullest.

Natalie Babbitt’s best-selling and award-winning novel, Tuck Everlasting, was first published in 1975, and has remained in print ever since. Considered a modern classic, the beloved novel has been translated into 27 languages and has sold over four million copies in the United States since it was first published 40 years ago. Tuck Everlasting was named an American Library Association’s Notable Book, and the winner of the Christopher Award, which honors media that “affirm the highest values of the human spirit.”

July 8, 2015
Ken Davenport , Cody Lassen, Hunter Arnold and Deaf West Theatre (Artistic Director David J. Kurs) announced today that Spring Awakening, the Tony Award-winning Best Musical of 2007, will play a strictly limited Broadway engagement at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street) with previews beginning on Tuesday, September 8 and opening night set forSunday, September 27. The show will run 18 weeks only, through Saturday, January 9, with no extension possible. It will be performed simultaneously in American Sign Language and spoken English by a cast of 27. Deaf West was last represented on Broadway with the triumphant production of Big River in 2003.

Tickets are on sale today, Tuesday, July 7, at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 877-250-2929. The Brooks Atkinson Theatre box office will open on Monday, August 17.

July 6, 2015

American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Misty Copeland will make her Broadway debut as ‘Ivy Smith’ in On The Town this summer for 12 performances only from August 25 - September 6. Tickets for On The Town are available now at Ticketmaster.com.

Copeland was recently promoted to principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre, making her the first African-American woman to be named a principal in the company’s history. She has graced the cover of Time Magazine, as one of 2015’s “100 Most Influential People” and starred in ABT’s production of Swan Lake in their just-concluded season at the Metropolitan Opera House.

Copeland will be performing from August 25 - September 6 at the Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evening shows and the Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday matinees.  The show will also have a Saturday and Sunday evening performance during those weeks. 

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