Buzzworthy on Broadway This Week

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It’s been a bit of a slow week buzz-wise, except for gossip about shows eyeing Broadway runs next season, but there was a smattering of Broadway news. Here’s what folks are talking about…


It Shoulda Been You to Get a Cast Album

The It Shoulda Been You cast album will be released digitally on August 14th and the CD on September 18th. We’ll post on Broadway Musical Home as soon as it’s available for pre-order.


Jose Llana and Hoon Lee to Step In for Ken Watanabe in The King and I

Ken Watanabe is scheduled to play his final Tony Award-nominated performance as the king in Broadway’s The King and I on July 12. Jose Llana (Wonderland, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Flower Drum Song, Rent) will begin performances on July 14 and is set for a limited 11-week engagement through September 27. Hoon Lee (Pacific Overtures, Flower Drum Song, Urinetownwill begin performances on September 29. Buy your tickets today to catch any of these incredible men playing the king!


Beautiful Tour to be headlined by Abby Mueller

Abby Mueller, sister of the 2014 Tony Award-winner Jessie Mueller, will star as Carole King in the forthcoming national tour of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. The Beautiful tour will launch this September in Providence before hitting cities across the country. Find out more information about the tour or buy your tickets now.


Jonathan Groff will be Hamilton‘s King on Broadway

It’s been confirmed that Jonathan Groff (Spring Awakening) will continue his reign as King George III when off-Broadway hit Hamilton makes the move to the Great White Way this summer. The musical begins previews on July 13 and opens August 6. The cast also features Lin-Manuel Miranda, Christopher Jackson, Leslie Odom Jr., Phillipa Soo, Anthony Ramos, Daveed Diggs and Renée Elise Goldsberry. Get your tickets now!


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