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Keira Knightley to make Broadway debut in French romance

For its 50th anniversary, Roundabout Theatre Company has tapped a major star to lead the company’s first Broadway production of the 2015-2016 season.

Keira Knightley will make her Broadway debut in a newly commissioned adaptation of Therese Raquin, written by Helen Edmundson and directed by Evan Cabnet (The Performers). The play will begin previews on Oct. 1, 2015, in anticipation of an Oct. 29 opening. READ FULL STORY

Broadway box office: Michael C. Hall's 'Hedwig' scores, but Carol Burnett can't boost 'Love Letters'

It’s a tale of two A-list replacements: Dexter star Michael C. Hall put on some makeup for Hedwig and the Angry Inch and kicked up $544,166 for his first six performances, according to figures from the Broadway League for the week ending Oct. 19. That’s down just 4 percent per-show from what Andrew Rannells took in during his final seven shows the previous weekbut it still represents an impressive 85 percent of the potential gross for the Belasco Theatre.

But another high-profile substitution proved less successful: Carol Burnett, returning to Broadway for the first time in a decade, failed to lift ticket sales for the already flagging revival Love Letters that opened last month with Mia Farrow and Brian Dennehy. Dennehy is still in the two-hander, but box office for Burnett’s first eight-show week fell nearly 6 percent, to $319,810. That’s only 36 percent of the show’s maximum earningsa bad sign. Maybe Carol should bring on Andy Cohen’s dog and reprise her Tarzan yell? READ FULL STORY

Al Pacino headed back to Broadway in new Mamet play

After last appearing on Broadway in a revival of David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross, Al Pacino is headed back to the Great White Way in a new work from the playwright.  READ FULL STORY

First look: Emma Stone as Sally Bowles in 'Cabaret'

Let’s give Emma Stone a warm willkommen to Broadway.

The 25-year-old actress will make her Broadway debut—finally—in just under a month, stepping into the silky stockings of club singer Sally Bowles in the hit Broadway revival of Cabaret. Prior to her first go-round at the Kit Kat Klub, EW has the first look at Stone’s seductive style in the flashy, Tony-winning role. READ FULL STORY

'Once' to close on Broadway in January

After falling slowly in over 1,100 performances, Once will close on Broadway in January. The musical based on the 2007 movie will have its final performance Jan. 4, 2015. READ FULL STORY

Broadway Box Office: Nathan Lane and James Earl Jones pack 'em in. Mia Farrow? Not so much

It’s Only a Play doesn’t open until this Thursday, but the backstage comedy revival is already minting money for its producers at Broadway’s Schoenfeld Theatre. The star-studded show—featuring Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Megan Mullally, F. Murray Abraham, Stockard Channing, and Harry Potter alum Rupert Grint—grossed an impressive $1.25 million for the week ending Oct. 5, according to figures from the Broadway League. That’s a remarkable haul for a non-musical—and actually exceeds the potential earnings for the venue (thanks mostly to premium tickets sales and high demand).

Another star-studded revival, Kaufman and Hart’s You Can’t Take It With You (starring James Earl Jones and Rose Byrne), got a giant boost from its across-the-board rave reviews. In the first full week since its Sept. 28 opening, the comedy upped its ticket stales nearly 50 percent from the previous week, to $571,079. READ FULL STORY

'Doctor Zhivago' comes to Broadway spring 2015

The Russian romance of Doctor Zhivago is officially coming to Broadway with performances beginning in spring 2015. The Des McAnuff-directed production of the musical, which is based on Boris Pasternak’s novel, will occupy the Broadway Theatre with previews beginning March 27, 2015. It will open April 21, 2015.  READ FULL STORY

Firsts & Worsts: Annaleigh Ashford on 'Sex,' superstition, and Cyndi Lauper

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Fresh off a fantastic turn on Showtime’s Masters of Sex, Annaleigh Ashford has settled back into a familiar home on Broadway, where the stage veteran is slaying audiences as horrible dancer (but excellent candymaker) Essie in the hit revival of You Can’t Take It With You.

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'Wolf Hall' is coming to Broadway

The Royal Shakespeare Company is bringing its interpretation of Hilary Mantel’s novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies to Broadway. Wolf Hall: Parts 1 & 2 will begin previews March 20, 2015, and open April 9, 2015.  READ FULL STORY

'The Voice' winner joins Broadway's 'Pippin' in title role

Broadway’s circus-inspired musical Pippin has found its new prince… all the way in Los Angeles.

Josh Kaufman, the angel-voiced soul singer who dominated and won the sixth season of NBC’s The Voice, has been tapped to make his Broadway debut in the title role of the smash Broadway revival of Pippin. He’ll play the young eighth-century prince, who grows tired of life in the kingdom and leaves the comforts of home to find purpose.

Starting Nov. 4, Kaufman will take over the reins from Kyle Dean Massey, who exits the show Nov. 2. Kaufman will stick with the production through Jan. 4, 2015.

The Tony-winning revival opened at Broadway’s Music Box Theatre on April 25, 2013, and went on to win four Tony Awards including Best Revival. The show launched its U.S. national tour earlier in September.

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