Today on Broadway: Thursday, October 31, 2019


Andrew Garfield goes BOOM! Brandon Victor Dixon, Joe Iconis, Andre De Shields, Ali Stroker & More Will Take Part in Lincoln Center’s AMERICAN SONGBOOK Series in 2020, GRAND HOTEL Cast Will Reunite for 30th Anniversary Concert

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(A) 1. Andrew Garfield To Star in Netflix’s TICK, TICK… BOOM!

We finally have casting from a long-awaited movie musical… no, not that one.

Finally confirming rumors, Tony winner Andrew Garfield, has been tapped to star in the upcoming Netflix feature adaptation of Jonathan Larson’s TICK, TICK… BOOM!

Garfield will play the dramatized/fictionalized Jonathan in the project, which is loosely autobiographical. No additional casting or timeline has been announced yet, but as previously reported, Lin-Manuel Miranda will direct from a script by DEAR EVAN HANSEN’s Steven Levenson. TICK, TICK… BOOM! was originally written as a solo piece before being adapted into a three-person musical, though Levenson has already said in the past that he plans to incorporate more aspects of Larson’s own life beyond his depiction in the show.


(J) 2. Brandon Victor Dixon, Joe Iconis, Andre De Shields, Ali Stroker & More Will Take Part in Lincoln Center’s AMERICAN SONGBOOK Series in 2020

Lincoln Center has announced the lineup for its popular and critically acclaimed American Songbook series. Returning for its 21st year, the new season will run from January 22nd through February 29th, 2020—happy leap year—and will, as always, include an impressive lineup of talent from Broadway and beyond. This year will feature Brandon Victor Dixon, Joe Iconis, Andre De Shields, and Ali Stroker, as well as opera singer Stephanie Blythe, popular artists Rufus Wainwright and Natalie Merchant, and more.

This year’s American Songbook concerts will be based in both the Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center as well as the Alice Tully Hall. Tickets will go on sale for LC members on November 6, or on November 15 for the general public.


(J) 3. Original GRAND HOTEL Cast Will Reunite for 30th Anniversary Concert

The Green Room 42 in Manhattan will present a special one-night-only reunion concert of GRAND HOTEL. The 30th anniversary celebration, comprised of two performances—one at 7:00 and one at 9:30—will be held on November 11th and will benefit The Actors Fund.

The concerts will star several members of the original GRAND HOTEL Broadway production, including Karen Akers, Keith Crowningshield, David Jackson, Ken Jennings, Timothy Jerome, and more, and will feature special guests Judy Kaye, Sachi Parker, and more.

Tickets are available through Performances will, of course, be dedicated to the memory of original GRAND HOTEL star Liliane Montevecchi, who passed away last year.


(A) In Other News…


GET ON YOUR KNEES Will Return to the Lucille Lortel Theatre

Atlantic Theater Company Has Announced Casting for World Premiere Play PARIS

Samira Wiley and Dominic Fumusa To Star In Molière in the Park’s THE SCHOOL FOR WIVES

Ana Gasteyer, Patti LuPone And More Star In Audible Series HOLIDAY GREETINGS FROM SUGAR AND BOOZE

Producers of SLAVA’S SNOWSHOW have announced that the Broadway return of series has partnered with TodayTix to offer $35 mobile rush tickets beginning at 9 AM Eastern Time on each performance day. The rush will begin on Monday, November 11th, for the first performance. The show is scheduled to run at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre through January 5, 2020.


After a sold-out run at the Cherry Lane this summer and an extended run at the Lucille Lortel Theatre in through October 6, Jacqueline Novak’s critically acclaimed solo show GET ON YOUR KNEES will return to the Lucille Lortel for a six-week run beginning on December 14th. Performances for the new run will take place through January 26, 2020. The Times Critic Pick starring Novak will be presented by Natasha Lyonne, directed by John Early, and executive produced by Mike Birbiglia.


In more Off-Broadway news, the Atlantic Theater Company has announced casting for the world premiere production of PARIS, written by Eboni Booth and directed by Knud Adams. PARIS will feature Jules Latimer, Ann McDonough, Bruce McKenzie, James Murtaugh, Danielle Skraastad, and Christopher Dylan White. Additional casting will be announced at a later date. PARIS will begin previews on January 8th and open on January 21st for a limited engagement through February 9th at Atlantic Stage 2.


Also announced yesterday, Samira Wiley and Dominic Fumusa will star in Moliere in the Park’s upcoming staged readings of THE SCHOOL FOR WIVES. The theatre company, in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance, will present two free staged public readings of the show, directed by Founding Artistic Director Lucie Tiberghien. The readings will take place on November 13th and 14th at The Picnic House in Prospect Park. Tickets can be reserved through Eventbrite by visiting


And last in the news, some huge stage and screen names are helping to ring in the holiday season at Audible. Maya Rudolph and Ana Gasteyer will release the music-filled holiday comedy HOLIDAY GREETINGS FROM SUGAR AND BOOZE, which will drop on the platform on December 6th. In addition to the two SNL alums, the cast will include Rachel Dratch, Richard Kind, and Patti LuPone.


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