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April 26, 2016

An American in Paris will launch a national tour in Boston at the Citi Wang Theatre October 25-November 6, following a preview period at Proctor’s in Schenectady, NY. The New York production just celebrated one year on Broadway, and continues performances at the Palace Theatre.  A West End production of An American in Paris will start in March 2017 at the Dominion Theatre. 

The announced tour route includes: Schenectady (preview performances) -October 14-21, 2016; Boston - October 25-November 6, 2016; Buffalo -November 8-13, 2016; Hartford - November 15-20, 2016; Philadelphia -November 22-27, 2016; Greenville - November 29-December 4, 2016; West Palm Beach - December 6-11, 2016; Orlando - December 13-18, 2016; Tampa -December 20-25, 2016; Miami - December 27, 2016-January 1, 2017; Durham -January 3-8, 2017; Charlotte - January 10-15, 2017; St. Louis - January 17-29, 2017; Houston - February 21-March 5, 2017; Denver - March 8-19, 2017; Los Angeles - March 22-April 9, 2017; Las Vegas - April 11-16, 2017; Tempe - April 18-23, 2017; Costa Mesa - April 25-May 7, 2017; Seattle - May 9-14 2017;Portland - May 16-21, 2017; Pittsburgh - May 30-June 11, 2017; St. Paul - June 13-18, 2017; Cleveland - June 20-July 9, 2017; Des Moines - July 18-23, 2017;Atlanta - August 15-20, 2017. Additional cities will be announced soon. 


As previously announced, Garen Scribner,currently playing Jerry Mulligan in the Broadway production, will star in the tour along with Sara Esty, who plays Lise Dassin at various performances on Broadway. Additional casting for the tour will be announced in the coming months.

April 12, 2016

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy are proud to announce complete casting for the Broadway return of Motown The Musical, beginning performances Tuesday, July 12 at The Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41Street) for a strictly limited 18-week-only engagement through Sunday, November 13, 2016.

The smash hit production, featuring the music of the legendary Motown catalogue and a book by Berry Gordy, will star Chester Gregory as Berry Gordy, Allison Semmes as Diana Ross, Jesse Nager as Smokey Robinson, Jarran Muse as Marvin Gaye, and J.J. Batteast and Leon Outlaw, Jr. as Young Berry Gordy/Stevie Wonder/Michael Jackson.

The 33-member ensemble cast will feature Nik Alexander, Erick Buckley, Chante Carmel, Chadaé, Lynorris Evans, Anissa Felix, Talya Groves, Rod Harrelson, Robert Hartwell, Rodney Earl Jackson, Jr., Trisha Jeffrey, Jamie LaVerdiere, Elijah Ahmad Lewis, Loren Lott, Jarvis B. Manning, Jr., Krisha Marcano, Marq Moss, Rashad Naylor, Ramone Owens, Olivia Puckett, Nicholas Ryan, Jamison Scott, Joey Stone, Doug Storm, Martina Sykes, Nik Walker and Galen J. Williams.

Tickets for Motown The Musical are now on sale at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling Ticketmaster at 877-250-2929.

March 30, 2016

Full casting has been announced for the new musical THE GREAT COMET, featuring the Broadway debuts of 18 cast and creative team members including Josh Groban as ‘Pierre’ and Denée Benton as ‘Natasha.’ Created by Dave Malloy (Preludes, Ghost Quartet) and directed by Rachel Chavkin (Small Mouth Sounds, Preludes) – also making their Broadway debuts – THE GREAT COMET will blaze into Broadway’s Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street) beginning in the first week of October with opening night set for Monday, November 14, 2016. Ticketing info will be announced shortly. To sign up for news updates and presale ticketing opportunities, visit www.greatcometbroadway.com.

Led by Groban and Benton, the cast of THE GREAT COMET will include Brittain Ashford* as ‘Sonya,’ Gelsey Bell* as ‘Princess Mary,’ Nicholas Belton as ‘Bolkonsky/Andrey,’ Nick Choksi* as ‘Dolokhov,’ Amber Gray* as ‘Helene,’ Grace McLean* as ‘Marya D,’ Paul Pinto* as ‘Balaga,’ Scott Stangland as ‘Pierre’ (standby), and Lucas Steele as ‘Anatole.’ The ensemble includes Sumayya Ali, Courtney Bassett*, Josh Canfield, Ken Clark*, Erica Dorfler, Lulu Fall, Ashley Flanagan*, Nick Gaswirth, Azudi Onyejekwe, Pearl Rhein*, Heath Saunders*, Katrina Yaukey, and Lauren Zakrin.

THE GREAT COMET features choreography by Sam Pinkleton, set design by Mimi Lien*, costume design by Tony Award winner Paloma Young, lighting design by Bradley King*, sound design by Nicholas Pope, music supervision by Sonny Paladino, musical direction by Or Matias*, casting by Stewart/Whitley, and production stage management by Karyn Meek.

(*-denotes Broadway debut)

March 16, 2016

The Tony Awards Nominations Announcement will be co-hosted by Tony Award winner and star of CBS’ “Madam Secretary” Patina Miller and Tony Award nominee and Grammy Award winner Andrew Rannells, who is currently seen on HBO’s “Girls.” The Tony Nominations can be viewed LIVE (8:30am ET) on CBS This Morning and in their entirety atwww.TonyAwards.com, and NY1, where available. Follow the Tony Awards on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat for real-time updates on the nominees as they are announced (@TheTonyAwards). The entire announcement will also be available on TonyAwards.com after the event.

March 15, 2016

Producers Fox Theatricals (Kristin Caskey, Mike Isaacson) and Barbara Whitman are thrilled to announce that the National Tour of Fun Home, the groundbreaking and Tony Award-winning Best Musical, will re-open San Francisco’s iconic Curran Theatre, playing January 25 – February 19, 2017. The news was announced on Monday night by Carole Shorenstein Hays, live from the stage of the Curran, where the Tony-winning creative team appeared on-stage with Lieutenant Governor of California,Gavin Newsom, where they discussed details of the new national production of the musical.

The first national tour, which will launch in fall 2016, will also play engagements in several other major cities, including Chicago, Las Vegas, Denver, Houston, Seattle, and many more.

Fun Home will also play the following cities, with many more to be announced:

Durham, NC                         Durham Performing Arts Center       Oct. 25-30, 2016

Chicago, IL                            The Oriental Theatre                           Nov.2 – 13, 2016

Detroit, MI                              The Fisher                                             Nov. 29 – Dec. 11, 2016

Minneapolis, MN  The Orpheum                                       Dec. 13-18, 2016

Las Vegas, NV     The Smith Center                                Jan. 3 – 8, 2017

Denver, CO                           Ellie Caulkins Opera House               Jan. 10 – 22, 2017

San Francisco, CA               The Curran Theatre                             Jan. 25-Feb 19, 2017

Des Moines, IA     Des Moines Performing Arts              April 4 – 9, 2017

Houston, TX                          The Hobby Center                      May 16 – 28, 2017

Kansas City, MO  Kauffman Center                                 May 30 – June 4, 2017

Hartford, CT                          The Bushnell                              June 20 – 25, 2017

Charlotte, NC        The Knight Theatre                              June 27 – July 2, 2017

Seattle, WA                           The 5th Avenue Theatre               July 11 – 30, 2017

Costa Mesa, CA   Orange County PAC                           August 1 – 6, 2017

For more information and for updated tour cities, please visit www.funhomebroadway.com.

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