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Professional freelance writer and theater enthusiast Caryn Robbins brings you a daily recap of the latest theater related news in under five minutes - keeping you up-to-date on all that's happening on the Great White Way!

Professional freelance writer and theater enthusiast Caryn Robbins brings you a daily recap of the latest theater related news in under five minutes - keeping you up-to-date on all that's happening on the Great White Way!
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Professional freelance writer and theater enthusiast Caryn Robbins brings you a daily recap of the latest theater related news in under five minutes - keeping you up-to-date on all that's happening on the Great White Way!

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Episode 050: 11-11-2019

11/11/2019
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Good morning theater fans! I'm Caryn Robbins with The Broadway Scoop for Monday, November 11th. The North American tour of the Disney musical FROZEN kicked off this weekend in Schenectady, New York, ahead of an official opening at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre this December. The cast is led by Caroline Bowman as Elsa, Caroline Innerbichler as Anna, Austin Colby as Hans, and F. Michael Haynie as Olaf. Based on the 2013 Oscar-winning animated film, FROZEN opened at Broadway's St. James...

Duration:00:01:58

Episode 049: 11-08-2019

11/8/2019
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Good morning theater fans! I'm Caryn Robbins with The Broadway Scoop for Friday, November 8. Full casting has been announced for Roundabout Theatre Company's upcoming benefit reading of the Oscar Wilde comedy, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST. Joining the previously announced Angela Lansbury will be Tony winners Annaleigh Ashford and Jayne Houdyshell, Daniel Davis, John Glover, Hamish Linklater and Lily Rabe. The event will take place at the American Airlines Theatre on November 18. Just in...

Duration:00:01:49

Episode 048: 11-07-2019

11/7/2019
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Good morning theater fans! I'm Caryn Robbins with The Broadway Scoop for Thursday, November 7th. Playwright and Tony Award winner Tracy Letts will return to Broadway in the Broadway premiere of his play, THE MINUTES, set to begin preview performances at the Cort Theatre on February 25, 2020, ahead of an official opening on March 15. Helmed by Anna D. Shapiro, the cast will also include Tony winner Jessie Mueller, Golden Globe nominee Armie Hammer, Tony winner Blair Brown, Tony nominees K....

Duration:00:01:52

Episode 047: 11-06-2019

11/6/2019
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Good morning theater fans! I'm Caryn Robbins with The Broadway Scoop for Wednesday, November 6th! Broadway grosses are in for the week ending November 3rd, and the original cast of Broadway's TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, including Tony-nominee Jeff Daniels, ended their runs by bringing in record-breaking numbers to the Shubert Theater. For the 10th time, the production surpassed its own box-office record, grossing over $2.2 million or 130 percent of its potential. Newcomer TINA: THE TINA TURNER...

Duration:00:02:09

Episode 046: 11-04-2019

11/4/2019
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Good morning theater fans! I'm Caryn Robbins with The Broadway Scoop for Monday, November 4th. JAGGED LITTLE PILL, a new musical featuring the songs of Alanis Morissette, began preview performances last night at Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre, ahead of an official opening on December 5th. The production, which had its world premiere at the American Repertory Theater, features the songs of Morissette and Glen Ballard's Grammy-winning 1995 album, and a book by Oscar winner Diablo Cody....

Duration:00:02:20

Episode 045: 11-01-2019

11/1/2019
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Good morning theater fans! I'm Caryn Robbins with The Broadway Scoop for Friday, November 1st. Katharine McPhee will return to the company of Broadway's WAITRESS, reprising the lead role of Jenna from November 25th until the show's final performance on January 5th. The American Idol and Smash star made her Broadway debut in the production last year and went on to make her West End debut as Jenna in March 2019, for the show's UK premiere. The Broadway-to-screen adaptation of Christopher...

Duration:00:01:43

Episode 044: 10-31-2019

10/31/2019
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Happy Halloween theater fans! I'm Caryn Robbins with The Broadway Scoop for Thursday, October 31st. Tony winner Andrew Garfield will star in the Netflix film adaptation of the off-Broadway musical, TICK, TICK...BOOM! Lin-Manuel Miranda will make his feature directorial debut for the new adaptation of the autobiographical show, written by late playwright, Jonathan Larson. Additional casting and a production timeline will be announced at a later date. The Broadway company of the hit musical...

Duration:00:01:42

Episode 043: 10-30-2019

10/30/2019
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Good morning theater fans! I'm Caryn Robbins with The Broadway Scoop for Wednesday, October 30th. The West End premiere of DEAR EVAN HANSEN began preview performances last night at the Noël Coward Theatre, ahead of an official opening on November 19th. Directed by four-time Tony nominee Michael Grief, and starring Sam Tutty in the title role, the Tony-winning musical features a book by Tony winner Steven Levenson and a score by Tony, Grammy, and Oscar winners Benj Pasek and Justin...

Duration:00:01:51

Episode 042: 10-29-2019

10/29/2019
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Good morning theater fans! I'm Caryn Robbins with The Broadway Scoop for Tuesday, October 29th. Broadway grosses are in for the week ending October 27th and BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL played its final week of performances to standing-room-only crowds. The hit bio-musical played to 100.6 percent capacity and earned over $1.2 million. Eleven Broadway productions exceeded the million-dollar mark for the week, while MOULIN ROUGE!, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD and box office king, HAMILTON,...

Duration:00:02:00

Episode 041: 10-28-2019

10/28/2019
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Good morning theater fans! I'm Caryn Robbins with The Broadway Scoop for Monday, October 28th. BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL concluded its six-year run yesterday, after having played 60 preview and 2,418 regular performances at the Stephen Sondheim Theater. The production now surpasses the original productions of ANNIE and the 1998 revival of CABARET to become the 27th longest-running musical in Broadway history. BEAUTIFUL, which began preview performances in November 2013, charted the...

Duration:00:01:55

Episode 040: 10-25-2019

10/25/2019
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Good morning theater fans! I'm Caryn Robbins with The Broadway Scoop for Friday, October 25th. Emmy winner Darren Criss will return to Broadway in the upcoming revival of David Mamet's AMERICAN BUFFALO, joining previously announced cast members Laurence Fishburne and Sam Rockwell. Helmed by Neil Pepe, the production will begin preview performances at the Circle in the Square Theatre on March 24, 2020, ahead of an official opening on April 14th. AMERICAN BUFFALO premiered on Broadway in 1977...

Duration:00:02:04

Episode 039: 10-24-2019

10/24/2019
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Good morning theater fans! I'm Caryn Robbins with The Broadway Scoop for Thursday, October 24th. Due to popular demand, the critically-acclaimed theatrical concert, David Byrne's AMERICAN UTOPIA, has extended its run at Broadway's Hudson Theatre. Originally scheduled to run through January 19, the show will now play through Sunday, February 16th. AMERICAN UTOPIA features the Scottish-American musician alongside an eclectic group of international musicians, performing songs from his solo...

Duration:00:01:54

Episode 038: 10-23-2019

10/23/2019
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Good morning theater fans! I'm Caryn Robbins with The Broadway Scoop for Wednesday, October 23rd. Original WAITRESS star Drew Gehling will return to the Brooks Atkinson Theater on October 30th to reprise his performance as Dr. Pomatter for the show's final weeks on Broadway. Since departing the production, the Broadway veteran has been starring in the world premieres of the musical adaptations of ALMOST FAMOUS, at San Diego's Old Globe and DAVE, at Washington, D.C.’s Arena Stage. As...

Duration:00:01:57

Episode 037: 10-22-2019

10/22/2019
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Good morning theater fans! I'm Caryn Robbins with The Broadway Scoop for Tuesday, October 22nd. Broadway grosses are in for the week ending October 20th and TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL kicked off its first week of preview performances in a big way. The new musical played to full capacity, grossing almost $1.4 million during its first seven performances. Two other bio musicals also brought in big numbers this week, including AIN'T TOO PROUD: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS, grossing...

Duration:00:02:15

Episode 036: 10-21-2019

10/21/2019
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Good morning theater fans! I'm Caryn Robbins with The Broadway Scoop for Monday, October 21st. David Byrne's AMERICAN UTOPIA officially opened last night at Broadway's Hudson Theatre, following a preview period that began on October 4th. The theatrical concert event reunites the Oscar, Grammy, and Golden Globe Award-winning musician with his HERE LIES LOVE collaborator Alex Timbers, who serves as production consultant. AMERICAN UTOPIA will play a strictly limited engagement through January...

Duration:00:01:54

Episode 035: 10-17-2019

10/17/2019
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Good morning theater fans! I'm Caryn Robbins with The Broadway Scoop for Thursday, October 17th. The Broadway premiere of THE SOUND INSIDE, a new play by Adam Rapp, officially opens tonight at Studio 54. The psychological thriller stars Tony, Golden Globe, and Emmy Award winner Mary-Louise Parker and Will Hochman in his Broadway debut. Tony winner David Cromer directs. The Off-Broadway revival of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS also officially opens tonight at the...

Duration:00:01:55

Episode 034: 10-16-2019

10/16/2019
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Good morning theater fans! I'm Caryn Robbins with The Broadway Scoop for Wednesday, October 16th. This week's Broadway grosses brought record-breaking news for the new Broadway musical MOULIN ROUGE! The stage adaptation of Baz Luhrmann's film broke the box-office record at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, taking in over $2.2 million for the week ending October 13th. Aaron Sorkin's TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD broke its own box-office record for the ninth time, grossing over $2,240,000. The play now...

Duration:00:02:07

Episode 033: 10-15-2019

10/15/2019
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Good morning theater fans! I'm Caryn Robbins with The Broadway Scoop for Tuesday, October 15th. Roundabout Theatre Company’s revival of THE ROSE TATTOO officially opens tonight at Broadway's American Airlines Theatre. Directed by Trip Cullman, the new production of the Tennessee Williams' classic stars Oscar winner Marisa Tomei, Game of Thrones star Emun Elliott and Drama Desk winner Andréa Burns. THE ROSE TATTOO won the Tony Award for Best Play in 1951, and was subsequently revived on...

Duration:00:02:04

Episode 032: 10-11-2019

10/11/2019
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Good morning theater fans! I'm Caryn Robbins with The Broadway Scoop for Friday, October 11th. Due to popular demand, Jeremy O. Harris’ new work, SLAVE PLAY will extend its Broadway run by two weeks. Helmed by celebrated director Robert O'Hara, SLAVE PLAY opened to rave reviews on October 6th and will now run at Broadway's Golden Theatre through January 19, 2020. The Michael Jackson musical has set its Broadway dates and theater. Previously titled Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough, MJ the...

Duration:00:01:43

Episode 031: 10-10-2019

10/10/2019
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Good morning theater fans! I'm Caryn Robbins with The Broadway Scoop for Thursday, October 10th. Broadway's original Jasmine, Courtney Reed will reprise the role at the New Amsterdam Theatre for a limited two-week engagement beginning October 16th. The actress originated the role of the Disney princess in March 2014 and went on to join the show's North American Tour and West End productions. Her previous Broadway credits include IN THE HEIGHTS and MAMMA MIA! LINDA VISTA, a new comedy from...

Duration:00:01:48