Author Archives: Chris Luner

2017 Lucille Lortel Award Nominations Announced

April = Announcements. Award announcements, that is. The 32nd annual Lucille Lortel Awards, celebrating outstanding achievement in Off-Broadway theatre, will be presented May 7th, 2017 at NYU’s Skirball Center at 7:00 PM. Taran Killam, best known for his work in SNL, will host this year’s ceremony. Leading this year’s nominations are Hadestown, which premiered this past summer at New York Theatre

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Olivia Wilde Will Make Broadway Debut In 1984; Full Cast Announced

Looking ahead to the 2017-18 season on Broadway, full casting has been announced for the Broadway premiere of George Orwell’s 1984. Producers Sonia Friedman and Scott Rudin proudly announced the full casting for the highly anticipated production that will kick off the new Broadway season before the 2017 Tony Awards even hit the stage. Orwell’s 1984 is set to come

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Christopher Jackson and Jane Krakowski Will Announce Tony Award Nominations

With the spring 2017 season well underway on Broadway, plans are already in the works for the 2017 Tony Awards ceremony and events leading up to Broadway’s biggest night. The 2017 Tony Award nominations will be announced May 2nd, 2017 at 8:30 AM LIVE from the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. The American Theatre Wing and

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Broadway In Chicago Announces 2017-18 Season

The windy city, which receives its annual dose of Broadway each season through Broadway In Chicago, has announced it’s 2017-18 lineup. From Chicago premieres to returns from musical theater classics, the 2017-18 season for Broadway In Chicago is set to dazzle with new hits direct from Broadway audiences across the country are dying to see. Broadway In Chicago takes place

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Sara Bareilles Steps Into Waitress On Broadway

Grammy and Tony Award nominee Sara Bareilles makes her Broadway debut tonight in the role of Jenna in Waitress, for which she is also the composer-lyricist. Bareilles steps into the role of Jenna following in the footsteps of Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller, who originated the role on Broadway. Bareilles appears in the production for a limited 10-weeks only through June 11th, 2017. As

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Allenberry Playhouse Will Reopen In Summer 2017

Despite shuttering in late 2015 amid a change in management and looming renovations to it’s entire campus, the curtain will once again rise at Allenberry Playhouse beginning this summer. Following an entire dark season in 2016, Allenberry Resort Inn has announced the Allenberry Playhouse will return to operation this summer in July 2017. The resort announced they had reached an agreement with Keystone

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Once On This Island Will Return To Broadway

While Broadway has been introduced to a new island this season, at the northeast tip of North America, a more familiar island will join Newfoundland next season with a revival of Aherns and Flaherty’s Once On This Island now officially announced. Producers have announced the show will begin previews November 9th before officially opening December 3rd, 2017 at a theater to

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Writing Team Now Secured For Beetlejuice Musical

Warner Brothers, who is currently represented on Broadway with Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, has secured their writing team for their next theatrical endeavor, an adaptation of Beetlejuice as a stage musical. Beetlejuice will feature a score by Eddie Perfect and a book by Scott Brown and Anthony King. This new team joins the previously announced Alex Timbers (Pictured Right) who

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The Price Opens On Broadway

Roundabout Theatre Company continues it’s 2016-17 season on Broadway tonight as Arthur Miller’s The Price officially opens. The Price officially opens on Broadway tonight after beginning previews February 16th at The American Airlines Theatre. The show is a limited engagement running through May 7th only. Written by Arthur Miller, The Price follows Victor Franz who gave up his dream of

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