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Broadway Beat: ‘The Prom’ Cast Album, ‘Hamilton’ Puerto Rico, More

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|by Amy Sapp |


Plus, ‘Kinky Boots’ and ‘The Ferryman’ add cast members

Angie Schworer and Caitlin Kinnunen in ‘The Prom’ on Broadway (Photo: Deen van Meer)

Angie Schworer and Caitlin Kinnunen in ‘The Prom’ on Broadway (Photo: Deen van Meer)

The Prom Releases Original Broadway Cast Album
You can now listen to the music of The Prom whenever you’d like. Available now, The Prom’s Original Broadway cast album features music by Tony nominee Matthew Sklar (Elf) and lyrics by four-time Tony nominee Chad Beguelin (Aladdin). The musical received direction and choreography by Casey Nicholaw (Mean Girls, The Book of Mormon) with a book by Tony Award-winning Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone).

Brian d’Arcy James Joins The Ferryman on Broadway
On Feb. 19, three-time Tony nominee and stage and screen veteran Brian d’Arcy James (Something Rotten!, Spotlight) will call the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre home as he joins the company of The Ferryman on Broadway. James will step into the role of Quinn Carney.

Callum Francis and Andy Kelso Return to Kinky Boots
Former Kinky Boots cast members Callum Francis and Andy Kelso (Original London Cast) return to the Tony Award-winning Best Musical before it closes. Callum Francis takes over Lola through Mar. 17, with J. Harrison Ghee finishing out the show’s run until Apr. 7. Andy Kelso will step into the shoes of Charlie Price through the show’s final curtain.

The Other Josh Cohen Extends Off-Broadway
After an acclaimed run Off-Broadway, The Other Josh Cohen will extend its New York run through Apr. 28. The laugh-out-loud comedy plays at the Westside Theatre, and stars show writers David Rossmer and Steve Rosen.

Hamilton Opens in Puerto Rico
They’ll tell the story of tonight! On Jan. 11, multi-hyphenate and Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda opened the next touring company of his blockbuster hit, Hamilton, in Puerto Rico, as he starred in the leading role himself. Miranda has previously announced that proceeds from this leg of the tour will go towards rebuilding Puerto Rico  through the Hispanic Federation and the Flamboyan Arts Fund.

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