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May 11, 2016

Stageworks Media and TROIKA Entertainment are pleased to announce that CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE, a comedy based on the best and most memorable moments from the Emmy® Award-winning classic hit TV series, will launch a national tour beginning in September 2016. The tour will begin, appropriately, in Boston at the Shubert Theatre, followed by a multi-week engagement at Chicago’s Broadway Playhouse, before continuing across the U.S. A full tour schedule will be announced shortly.

Set in the interior of the iconic neighborhood bar (where drinking all day is the Norm!), audiences will laugh along with Carla, Coach, Cliff, and Norm, as Sam “Mayday” Malone and Diane “Buzzkill” Chambers meet for the first time, share a first kiss and a first fight.  A special VIP package in many markets will allow patrons to experience the iconic bar onstage at intermission for a photo and beverage.

May 11, 2016

Six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald, who today announced her pregnancy, will take temporary maternity leave from her starring role in SHUFFLE ALONG Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, beginning on July 24. She will return to the Tony Award-nominated musical this winter.  During Ms. McDonald’s hiatus from the production, the role of ‘Lottie Gee’ will be played by Grammy Award-winner Rhiannon Giddens, fresh off of ecstatic rave reviews for her solo album, Tomorrow Is My Turn.  During this same time period, Savion Glover, SHUFFLE ALONG’s Tony Award-nominated choreographer, and widely considered to be the world’s greatest living tap dancer, will also step into the show, as envisioned by the Director and Book writer, George C. Wolfe.

May 11, 2016

he hit Broadway hit musical Beautiful - The Carole King Musical will make its Australian premiere at a newly refurbished Sydney Lyric Theatre, beginning in September 2017, it was announced today.

The true story of the legendary singer’s journey from schoolgirl to international superstar features a book by Tony® and Academy® Award-nominee Douglas McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni, choreography by Josh Prince and a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil.

The ticket waitlist is now open at www.beautifulmusical.com.au.

May 9, 2016

Producers The Shubert Organization and The Nederlander Organization are proud to announce the cast for the first-ever Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic musical, CATS. The Musical will return to Broadway this summer at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 W 52nd Street) with preview performances beginning Thursday, July 14, 2016, and an official opening set for Sunday, July 31, 2016.

The new generation of CATS will include Giuseppe Bausilio as “Carbucketty,” Quentin Earl Darrington as “Old Deuteronomy,”Jeremy Davis as “Skimbleshanks,” Kim Faure as “Demeter,” Sara Jean Ford as “Jellylorum,” Lili Froehlich as “Electra,” Daniel Gaymon as “Macavity,” Shonica Gooden as “Rumpleteazer,” Christopher Gurr as “Gus/Bustopher Jones,” Tyler Hanes as “Rum Tum Tugger,” Andy Jones as “Munkustrap,” Kolton Krouse as “Tumblebrutus,” Eloise Kropp as “Jennyanydots / Gumbie,” Jess LeProtto as “Mungojerrie,” Georgina Pazcoguin as “Victoria,” Emily Pynenburg as “Cassandra,” Ariana Rosario as “Sillabub,”Ahmad Simmons as “Alonzo,” Christine Cornish Smith “Bombalurina,” Corey Snide as “Coricopat,” Emily Tate as “Tantomile,”Ricky Ubeda as “Mistoffelees,” and Sharrod Williams as “Pouncival,”as well as Richard Todd Adams, Aaron Albano, Callan Bergmann, Claire Camp, Francesca Granell, Jessica Hendy, Harris Milgrim, Madison Mitchell, Nathan Patrick Morgan andMegan Ort.

Casting for the coveted role of “Grizabella” will be announced shortly.

May 5, 2016

Broadway’s ten-time Tony Award-nominated smash hit musical comedy Something Rotten! will welcome Tony Award-nominated Broadway favorite Rob McClure(Chaplin, Honeymoon in Vegas, Noises Off) as “Nick Bottom” the first week of June when he assumes the role from Brian d’Arcy James, who will play his final performance on Sunday, May 29.

The completely original new musical Something Rotten!, directed and choreographed by Tony Awardwinner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon,Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy Awardwinner and Tony AwardnomineeWayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award and Tony Awardnominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Tony Awardnominees Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O’Farrell, is playing on Broadway at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44Street).