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Taxi! August Wilson's Jitney Opens Officially on Broadway

Taxi! August Wilson's Jitney Opens Officially on Broadway

After premiering in 1982, August Wilson’s Jitney is finally on Broadway. The new production, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, opens officially on January 19 at Manhattan Theatre Club’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. To commemorate the big night, Broadway.com resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson penned this sketch of the cast in action.

The whole crew’s here: featured in the portrait are ...

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Odds & Ends: Kristin Chenoweth & Zachary Levi Have a Gig About a Donkey, Mel B's Pint-Sized Dialect Coaches & More

Odds & Ends: Kristin Chenoweth & Zachary Levi Have a Gig About a Donkey, Mel B's Pint-Sized Dialect Coaches & More

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today and over the weekend.

Kristin Chenoweth & Zachary Levi Board The Star
She’s been the voice of a Gekko, a magic pony and a poison dart frog, and now self-proclaimed pocket diva Kristin Chenoweth will be in an animated movie about a donkey. The Tony winner will join Tony ...

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We'll Drink to That, Honey! Will & Grace Officially Set for Small Screen Return

We'll Drink to That, Honey! Will & Grace Officially Set for Small Screen Return

We are all about these TV series reboots—especially when they star Broadway (and Smash) alums. After capturing our attention with a hilarious reunion focusing on the 2016 election, Will & Grace is officially set for a 10-episode revival on NBC.

Great White Way vets and Emmy winners Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Tony nominee Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally will ...

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On the Exhale, Starring Marin Ireland & Directed by Leigh Silverman, Sets New Opening Date

On the Exhale, Starring Marin Ireland & Directed by Leigh Silverman, Sets New Opening Date

The world premiere of On the Exhale will celebrate its opening night earlier than expected. The new Martín Zimmerman play, starring Marin Ireland, will now open officially on February 19 instead of the previously scheduled February 28. The Roundabout Underground production, directed by Leigh Silverman, begins performances at the Black Box Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for ...

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Broadway Grosses: The Present, Starring Cate Blanchett, Burns Bright at the Box Office

Broadway Grosses: The Present, Starring Cate Blanchett, Burns Bright at the Box Office

Broadway entered a winter slump this past week—which is to be expected following a string of shows closing in early January. Ten shows have shuttered in 2017, leading to a dip in grosses that will likely last until the spring season picks up. Until then, a few shows are keeping crowds fired up, including the explosive The Present. The Chekhov ...

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Break Out the Swedish Fish! Broadway's Oh, Hello Recoups Its Investment

Break Out the Swedish Fish! Broadway's Oh, Hello Recoups Its Investment

Broadway's favorite bespectacled geezers have done it! After extending twice on the Great White Way, Oh, Hello has recouped its $2.9 million investment. The play also broke the Lyceum Theatre's box office record, grossing $911,602 for the week ending January 1. The previous record holder was the 2008 production of Macbeth led by Patrick Stewart. John Mulaney and Nick ...

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Let's Have a Good Time! Sunset Boulevard Star Michael Xavier Is Broadway.com's Next Vlogger

Let's Have a Good Time! Sunset Boulevard Star Michael Xavier Is Broadway.com's Next Vlogger

Are you ready for your close-up? Broadway.com’s next vlog is bringing you right into Norma Desmond’s mansion. Mark your calendars for Let’s Have Lunch: Backstage at Sunset Boulevard with Michael Xavier, which starts on January 19.

The vlog begins as Xavier and his co-stars, including Tony winner Glenn Close, approach their first performance at the Palace Theatre on February 2 ...

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Odds & Ends: Andrew Garfield Set for the Big Screen in Angels in America, Idina Menzel's Flying to Your Town & More

Odds & Ends: Andrew Garfield Set for the Big Screen in Angels in America, Idina Menzel's Flying to Your Town & More

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today and over the weekend.

National Theatre’s Angels in America to be Broadcast
Were those Angels in America hot shots giving you major London FOMO? Us, too. Luckily, the National Theatre has announced that the revival of of Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Kushner’s landmark play is coming to the big ...

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Hamilton Dreams of Genie: Aladdin Tony Winner James Monroe Iglehart Is Broadway's New Thomas Jefferson

Hamilton Dreams of Genie: Aladdin Tony Winner James Monroe Iglehart Is Broadway's New Thomas Jefferson

Alexander ain’t never had a friend like this guy. Aladdin Tony winner James Monroe Iglehart will join the Broadway cast of Hamilton as Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson. He'll take over for Seth Stewart at the Richard Rodgers Theatre beginning in mid-April; an exact date will be announced at a later time.

Iglehart took home a Tony in 2014 for his ...

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Major Attaway Is Aladdin's New Genie; James Monroe Iglehart Sets Date for Final Performance on Broadway

Major Attaway Is Aladdin's New Genie; James Monroe Iglehart Sets Date for Final Performance on Broadway

Major Attaway is poised to become a full-time wish granter. Attaway, who is currently the standby for Genie, Sultan and Babkak in Aladdin on Broadway, will assume the role of Genie beginning February 21. James Monroe Iglehart, who won a Tony for originating the role in the Disney musical, will take his final bow at the New Amsterdam Theatre on ...

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