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Al Pacino

David Mamet Writes New Play for Al Pacino; Broadway Premiere Next Fall >>

Collaborations between these two titans of theater have hit pay dirt before.

Hugh Jackman

Cush Jumbo of 'Torchwood' to Make Broadway Debut with Hugh Jackman in 'The River' >>

Hugh Jackman may have gotten most of the attention at yesterday's press introduction for the upcoming Broadway premiere of Jez Butterworth's The River, but American audiences might also recognize co-star Cush Jumbo's face from the Season Three "Children of Earth" series on the Doctor Who spinoff Torchwood.

Sting at the Tony Awards

Sting and 'The Last Ship' Star Michael Esper in Social Media Q&A >>

The composer and the star of the new Broadway musical will answer fans' questions via Twitter and a new video social app called Weev on October 15.

'Once' Broadway Opening Night

Tony-Winning Hit Broadway Musical 'Once' to Close in January >>

Revenues have dropped for the award-winning 2012 hit musical.

Ruth Wilson

Two-Time Olivier Award Winner Ruth Wilson to Star Opposite Jake Gyllenhaal in 'Constellations' on Broadway >>

TV's 'Jane Eyre' and star of Showtime's upcoming 'The Affair' will make her Broadway debut opposite the 'Brokeback Mountain' star.

Laura Benanti

EXCLUSIVE: Classicalite Q&A with Laura Benanti on Joining the Cast of TV's 'Nashville' >>

The Broadway star talks to us about her upcoming role in the country-music drama, and how she's preparing to sing in a style we haven't heard from her before.

Marlee Matlin in 'Children of a Lesser God'

Kenny Leon to Direct Broadway Revival of 'Children of a Lesser God' in 2015-16 Season >>

The original Broadway production won Tony Awards for Best Play and for its two leads, and Marlee Martin won an Oscar for the film adaptation.

Bebe Neuwirth

Original Stars to Make Cameo Return as 'Chicago' Revival Becomes Second Longest-Running Show in Broadway History >>

Tony Award winners Ann Reinking, Bebe Neuwirth, James Naughton and Joel Grey will make cameo appearances at a special performance as the musical becomes the second-longest-running show in Broadway history.

Christine Ebersole

EXCLUSIVE: Classicalite Q&A with Philip Himberg, Artistic Director of the Sundance Institute Theatre Program >>

A phalanx of top Broadway talent helps Sundance's theatre program celebrate its many successes with an unprecedented 'Sundance… Sings!' concert event in NYC.

Wolf Hall

Royal Shakespeare's 'Wolf Hall' Transferring to Broadway Next Spring >>

RSC's two-part adaptation of Hilary Mantel's best-sellers about Henry VIII and his court begins performances at the Winter Garden March 20, 2015.

Lucie Arnaz

Lucie Arnaz to Join Broadway Cast of 'Pippin' >>

Lucy and Desi's daughter is already receiving excellent reviews as Pippin's grandmother Berthe on the national tour.

An American in Paris

Rehearsals Begin for Broadway-Bound 'An American in Paris,' Full Casting Announced >>

The 25-member cast will open the show in Paris this fall prior to a Broadway premiere in spring 2015.

Disney's 'Newsies' Comes to Kimmel Center in Philadelphia for Shows in October and November

Disney's 'Newsies' Comes to Kimmel Center In Philadelphia for Shows In October and November >>

Classicalite reported that the Disney-Broadway sensation Newsies would be hitting a 25-city running tour in October 2014 — well now, after closing on Broadway after 1,005 shows, the production comes to the iconic Kimmel Center in Philadelphia.

Josh Kaufman

'The Voice' Winner Josh Kaufman to Make Broadway Debut in 'Pippin' >>

The 38-year-old SAT prep teacher is not just a crooner of pop hits.

Elisabeth Moss

Elisabeth Moss to Perform on Broadway in Wendy Wasserstein's 'The Heidi Chronicles' >>

Mad Men’s Elisabeth Moss, alongside Jason Biggs, is set to perform on Broadway in Wendy Wasserstein's The Heidi Chronicles. This will mark the first Broadway revival of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony award winning show.

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