Beanie Feldstein led FUNNY GIRL revival to play Broadway’s August Wilson Theatre Spring 2022; Karimloo, Lynch, and Grimes to join!!

Image of show art and text. Starring: Beanie Feldstein, Ramin Karimloo, and Jane Lynch. Underneath the cast is the show title in big letters: Funny Girl, back on Broadway for the first time. Underneath the title is a quote from the New York Times: "To Say this is Highly Anticipated is an Understatement." To the right of the title and quote is the show art image which is cartoon illustration of a woman smiling wearing a yellow bow on her head. Underneath that is the show billing: Music by Julie Styne, Lyrics by Bob Merrill, Book by Isobel Lennart from an original story by Miss Lennart, Revised book by Harvey Fierstein, Tap Choreography by Ayodele Casel, Choreography by Ellenore Scott, Directed by Michael Mayer.

WHO ARE YOU NOW!!! Broadway is ready to MARCH ITS BAND OUT with the highly anticipated long awaited revival of Funny Girl. More details have been made for BOTH casting and the official Theater set for its run.
Under the direction of Tony winner Michael Mayer (based on its critically acclaimed 2015 London revival) of the classic Jule Styne, Bob Merrill, and Isobel Lennart will feature an unforgettable all-star cast.
Joining the previously announced Golden Globe nominee Beanie Feldstein (Broadway’s Hello, Dolly and the film Booksmart) in the titular role of THE GREATEST STAR herself “Fanny Brice” will include….
Tony and Olivier Award nominee Ramin Karimloo (Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera, Love Never Dies, and last seen here on the Great Bright Way in Anastasia) taking on the role of the womanizing and gambling love interest himself “Nick Arnstein”,
Jeff Award winner Jared Grimes (Broadway’s A Soldier’s Play and After Midnight) as the sarcastic and supportive song and dance man himself “Eddie Ryan”,
5 time Emmy Award winner Jane Lynch (last seen on Broadway in Annie) returning to this legendary score after previously singing and hearing it on Glee….. this time, she will appear in the musical 8 times a week in the role of the smart, clever, tough, and humorous housekeeping mother of “Fanny” herself “Mrs. Brice”.
FUNNY GIRL will be coming to Broadway’s August Wilson Theatre (current home of Pass Over and following the limited encore engagement of Slave Play).
Previews will begin March 26th, 2022 and will have its official Opening Night on April 24th, 2022.
Who is excited?!!!

New York Broadway Tours set to relaunch Walking Tours this Fall!!!

Along with Broadway re-opening TONIGHT , we at New York Broadway Tours are starting to prepare in RELAUNCHING OUR WALKING TOURS THIS FALL!
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Broadway League launches THIS IS BROADWAY initiative!!! Short film released featuring Oprah!!

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This week is a very exciting week as many of Broadway’s hottest tickets officially start to return!!!! To get us in the mood, our wonderful friends at The Broadway League have released a brand new initiative which is set to welcome tourists back to the Great Bright Way after 18 months of being shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. THIS IS BROADWAY!!!
Check out this powerful new short film featuring narration by the legendary Oprah Winfrey!!!!
Who is excited?!!!

Chenoweth and Menzel to reunite & host WICKED PBS concert airing this month; Full cast announced

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THRILLIFYING NEWS: Full casting has been announced for PBS‘ upcoming televised concert special celebrating the music of the Award winning blockbuster WICKED this month!! WE COULDN’T BE HAPPIER to share this WONDERFUL lineup with all of you.
Under the direction of Broadway legend Baayork Lee (Broadway’s original A Chorus Line), the cast of WICKED IN CONCERT will feature an all star cast consisting of …..
Tony Award nominee Mario Cantone,
Tony and Olivier Award winning favorite Gavin Creel,
Tony and Grammy Award winner Cynthia Erivo,
Grammy nominee and Stage and screen favorite Alex Newell,
Tony Award nominee Ariana DeBose,
Olivier Award winner and Grammy Award nominee Amber Riley,
EGOT winning legend Rita Moreno,
Grammy Award nominee and Broadway favorite Issac Powell,
Grammy Award winner and Broadway vet Jennifer Nettles,
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend star Gabrielle Ruiz,
Stage and screen favorite Stephanie Hsu,
Tony Award winner Ali Stroker.
This cast will take center stage to perform promising breathtaking new arrangements of some of your favorite songs from Stephen Schwartz’s legendary Tony nominated and Grammy winning score. You can expect to hear all the favorites from THE WIZARD AND I, POPULAR, I’M NOT THAT GIRL, FOR GOOD, AS LONG AS YOU’RE MINE, NO GOOD DEED, and of course the show’s anthem DEFYING GRAVITY. Performances will be coming to you from New York City, Los Angeles, and Washington D.C.
That’s not all….. this new TV concert will reunite and be hosted by …..WICKED’s original WITCHES OF OZ who started it all themselves…..
Tony and Emmy Award winner Kristin Chenoweth (OG “Glinda”),
the show’s Tony Award winning star Idina Menzel (OG “Elphaba’).
Ironically, Chenoweth and Menzel had previously hosted WICKED’s TV concert special A VERY WICKED HALLOWEEN on NBC back in 2018 celebrating the show’s 15th Anniversary. Now they’re back for a 2nd WICKED concert special….. FOR GOOD.
OH WHAT A CELEBRATION it will be from now especially with WICKED making its way back to being performed around the world. Earlier this week, the show’s ongoing National Tour relaunched its run in Dallas, TX.
The Broadway production is set to reopen at the Gershwin Theatre beginning September 14th, 2021…. just in time before its 18th Anniversary. The day afterwards on the 15th, the show’s London company will reopen on the West End at the Apollo Victoria Theatre,.
WICKED IN CONCERT: A MUSICAL CELEBRATION OF THE ICONIC BROADWAY SCORE will officially air on August 29th, 2021 at 9pm EST. Check your local PBS station!!!
Who is excited?!!!

Fisher, Warren, Criss, and more tapped for this year’s return of ELSIE FEST!!!

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BREAKING NEWS: This year’s headlining lineup has been revealed for the return of Darren Criss‘ annual Elsie Fest concert this month!! What an exciting lineup of Broadway’s best reunited, taking center stage, and celebrating the return of Live Performance in the Big Apple!!! This year’s headlining performers will include….
Emmy Award winner Darren Criss himself (TV’s Glee and American Horror Story and Broadway’s How to Succeed, HEDWIG, and was slated to return in the revival of American Buffalo),
Stage and Screen favorite Jordan Fisher (Disney’s Teen Beach, TV’s Rent and Grease Live, Dancing with the Stars, and of course Broadway’s Hamilton and set to rejoin the cast of Dear Evan Hansen when it reopens this holiday season),
2 time Tony and Olivier Award nominee Adrienne Warren (Broadway’s BRING IT ON, Shuffle Along, and set to return this Fall in her critically acclaimed performance in Tina: The Tina Turner Musical),
upcoming new Musical Theater songwriting duo Barlow & Bear.
The lineup will also feature special guests….
2 time Tony nominee Alex Brightman (Broadway’s WICKED, Glory Days, School of Rock, and of course Beetlejuice),
Pentatonix favorite Kristin Maldonado (previously made her Broadway debut in Kinky Boots).
ELSIE FEST 2021 is set for August 29th, 2021 at the Prospect Park Bandshell (now set to be renamed the Lena Horne Bandshell) in Brooklyn. It will also be part of the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn Festival.
Who is excited?!!!

Stage and Screen favorite Lea Michele to release new solo Lullaby album FOREVER

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BREAKING NEWS: Stage and Screen favorite Lea Michele has been taking so much personal time to reflect both herself & raising her almost 1 year old baby boy Ever Leo. Now, the Glee and Spring Awakening star has made it back to the recording studio and set to release a new solo album out this Fall.
The album entitled FOREVER is very different vs. her previous records. Celebrating now being a new mommy, it will be a full lullaby album. You can expect the acclaimed performer performing beautiful new renditions familiar Pop/Rock songs from Guns N’ Roses, Kacey Musgraves, and more with a twist….. done in the style of a beautiful, quiet, soft, and intimate lullaby. The album title is also play on words as its dedicated to her son, Ever…… FOREVER.
FOREVER marks as Michele’s 4th studio album. Her debut album LOUDER was released in 2014 selling over 62,000 copies. It debut at # 4 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and number 16 on the UK Albums Chart. It was also nominated for a World Music Award for World’s Best Album.
In 2017, her follow-up Sophomore album PLACES was released in 2017 selling over 16,000 copies in its first week, debuting at # 28 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and # 27 on the UK album charts.
Michele’s 3rd and recent album CHRISTMAS IN THE CITY was released in 2019 prior before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. It topped the US Top Holiday Albums at # 3.
We cannot wait to hear this angelic voice bring popular tunes in a whole new directions.
Who is excited?!!