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King Kong sets Broadway closing date

      The recipient of a 2019 special Tony Award, King Kong, will play its final Broadway       performance on August 18. The puppet of King Kong himself and those who               created and operate it received a special Tony for their work. A production is             planned for Shanghai in 2021. 

Marisa Tomei to lead Broadway revival of The Rose Tattoo

      After a run in 2016 at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, Roundabout Theatre               Company is bringing The Rose Tattoo to Broadway this fall, as the first show of           their 2019-2020 season. Marisa Tomei will star as Serafina, with more casting to           announced at a later date.

    

Alanis Morrissette musical Jagged Little Pill sets Broadway dates!

      After receiving rave reviews during a tryout at American Repertory Theater, the          jukebox musical Jagged Little Pill will be coming to Broadway this fall. It was                recently announced that the show will play the Broadhurst Theatre, with                      previews beginning on November 5 ahead of an official opening set                            for December 3. 

Ivo van Hove's revival of West Side Story announces Broadway cast and theater

      West Side Story is getting an updated revival from Ivo van Hove this winter.                 Previews will begin on December 10 at the Broadway Theatre ahead of an                   official opening on February 6. The cast includes Isaac Cole Powell as Tony,                 Shereen Pimentel as Maria, Ben Cook as Riff, and Yesenia Ayala as Anita. 

Pretty Woman: The Musical to close on Broadway

      It was announced that the new Broadway musical based on the movie starring        Julia Roberts will be closing on August 18. For the last month of the run, Brennin           Hunt and Jillian Mueller will take on the roles of Edward and Vivian following the         departure of original stars Samantha Barks and Andy Karl. 

Sea Wall/A Life to transfer to Broadway

      The critically acclaimed play Sea Wall/A Life will move to Broadway's Hudson             Theatre this summer after a critically acclaimed sold out run at the Public                   Theater. It will play a limited 9-week engagement beginning in late July. 

The Prom and Be More Chill set closing dates on Broadway

      After being nominated for various awards at the 2019 Tonys, The Prom and Be           More Chill with both close on Broadway on August 11. They join a number of other       shows that are closing before Labor Day. 

The Cher Show closing on Broadway

      After winning two Tony Awards in June, The Cher Show will close on Broadway on       August 18. It joins a number of other shows in closing this August. Stephanie J.             Block won her first Tony for her performance as one of the three Chers while Bob       Mackie won a Tony for the incredible costumes he created.

Six: The Musical coming across the pond

      This summer, the Olivier Award nominated musical Six, about the wives of Henry        VIII with play Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. It was also announced that it will be        part of American Rep's 2019-2020 season at the Loeb Drama Center. 

What the Constitution Means to Me recoups on Broadway 

      After opening to rave reviews on March 31, What the Constitution Means to Me,          which extended multiple times, has recouped its Broadway investment. The               production will run through August 24 and a national tour is planned for the               2019-20 season. 

Waitress to close on Broadway

      After almost four years, Waitress will end its Broadway run on January 5, 2020. By       the time it closes it will have played over 1,500 performances and has become         the longest running show at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. With a production                 currently running in London's West End, there are also productions in the works           for other cities around the world.  

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