Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 8am (Broadway Time)
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ArtsBeat: In Performance: de’Adre Aziza of ‘Piece of My Heart’ by Erik Piepenburg

The actress sings “Are You Lonely for Me” from the new jukebox musical about the life of the songwriter Bert Berns.

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Feature: Edinburgh preview – Clara Brennan’s ‘Spine’ by James Fennemore

Writing recently for Exeunt, Catherine Love recalled an experience that epitomises the Edinburgh Fringe for her. It was hearing a play read in the Traverse bar, producing “some strange…

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SONS OF ANARCHY Director: Lea Michele Will 'Rock Our Harley -Driven World!' by TV News Desk

GLEE star Lea Michele has turned to Twitter to announce that she will be guest starring on an upcoming episode of the hit FX series SONS OF ANARCHY.

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WAKE UP with BWW 7/29/14 - WICKED Welcomes New Stars, Tamblyn Gets 'PRETTY', LIFE IS A MUSICAL in Long Island and More! by Jessica Showers

Good morning, BroadwayWorld Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it Today's big news The National Tour of WICKED welcomes a…

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Porgy and Bess review exquisitely sung Gershwin in the fresh air by Lyn Gardner

Regent's Park Open Air theatre, LondonThe singing is easy but life is hard in Timothy Sheader's refreshingly spare production Continue reading...

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The Tin Forest review rich, desolate blend of art, puppetry and folk music by Mark Fisher

South Rotunda, GlasgowThis gorgeously detailed promenade performance evokes a spooky, lonely world to tell a tale of post-industrial regeneration Continue reading...

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Romeo and Juliet, Royal Opera House, ballet review: An explosive yet creaking production

The Mariinsky Ballet opens its London season with radiant young lovers in a creaky old production. In the leading roles, Diana Vishneva and Vladimir Shklyarov are stellar as well as star-cro…

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Breaking News: THE REALLY USEFUL GROUP Filing Suit Against Michael Cohl for SUPERSTAR Tour Cancellation by BroadwayWorld

The Really Useful Group RUG confirmed it is taking legal action against Michael Cohl's Options Clause Entertainment following his cancellation of the 2014 North American Tour of Jesus Christ…

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BWW CD Reviews: Jinkx Monsoon's THE INEVITABLE ALBUM is Irresistible by David Clarke

Inspired by Bette Midler's THE DIVINE MISS M, the torch song albums of Marlene Dietrich and Peggy Lee, and a handful of contemporary female performers like Amanda Palmer, Regina Spektor, and…

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Photos: 1st Night Photos: Cast of Porgy and Bess celebrate opening night

Brits Sharon D. Clarke, Nicola Hughes and Jade Ewen are joined in the cast by American actors Rufus Bonds Jr and Phillip Boykin

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Hall of Hams #79: Maria Ouspenskaya by Trav S.D.

Today is the birthday of the great Russian actress Maria Ouspenskaya (1876-1949). Film buffs know her well as the mysterious Gypsy fortune teller in The Wolf Man (1941) and Frankenstein …

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 7am (Broadway Time)
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BWW's On This Day - July 29, 2014

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 29 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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A Streetcar Named Desire, The Young Vic by Demetrios Matheou

The latest production of Tennessee Williams’s sultry, brutal yet poetic masterpiece is mainstream theatre that dares to go out on a limb. Directed by Benedict Andrews, it may occasionally …

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News: Andrew Lloyd Webber to sue over Jesus Christ Superstar US tour collapse by Matthew Hemley

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group is suing the promoter of the cancelled US tour of Jesus Christ Superstar in a bid to recover costs. The musical was due to begin touring the US in…

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Review Round-Ups: Gillian Anderson dazzles in A Streetcar Named Desire

The modern take on Tennessee Williams' classic play at the Young Vic impresses critics across the board

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Features: A few of my favourite things: Once's Jill Winternitz

From Casablanca to Cherry Jones, Once's leading lady tells us her favourite things

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Theatre News: Really Useful Group takes legal action against cancelled US Superstar tour producers

Andrew Lloyd Webber's company is taking action against Michael Cohl's Options Clause Entertainment to recover costs

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 6am (Broadway Time)
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LESLIE UGGAMS – FROM TONY TO GYPSY by Peter Filichia

By Peter Filichia   There are plenty of raised eyebrows at Connecticut Repertory Theatre as soon as many theatergoers hear the first note of the overture.   Long-time fans of Gypsy…

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Shenton's View: Out for the count on Broadway by Mark Shenton

The first new Broadway musical of the 2014-15 season Holler if Ya Hear Me has already closed. Billed as Broadway’s first hip-hop jukebox musical, it was based on the poetry and music o…

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News: Urgent calls for arts sector to invest in new financial models – report by Nicola Merrifield

Arts Council England and other public funders of culture should ring-fence at least 1% of their annual budget to help unlock millions of pounds of additional investment for the sector, accor…

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Interviews: Neighbours star Morgana O'Reilly on going solo at Edinburgh

The actress is swapping Ramsay Street for the Royal Mile this summer

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Photos: 1st night photos: Eddie Redmayne and Dominic Cooper join Gillian Anderson at Streetcar opening

The hotly anticipated Tennessee Williams play opened at the Young Vic last night

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Blogs: Guest Blog: First Fringe

Writer and performer Anna Andresen discusses the challenges of taking her first show, Danish Face, to the Edinburgh Fringe

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A Streetcar Named Desire, Young Vic, review: Gillian Anderson gives shatteringly powerful performance

You can say what you like about this production, but it's definitely not underwrought. No, sir. We're in New Orleans though not as we have known it in previous stagings of Tennessee Williams…

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Cannibals and Evil Dead musicals headed to Toronto by Richard Ouzounian

First professional theatrical production of Trey Parker's Cannibals! The Musical part of Starvox Entertainment's 10th anniversary season.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 5am (Broadway Time)
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Madame Infamy The Reason For NYMF by Suzanna Bowling

Madame Infamy The Reason For NYMF: By far the best musical at NYMF is Madame Infamy, with one terrific score by Cardozie Jones and Sean Willis, an interesting book by Jp Vigliotti, with subj…

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The New York Musical Theatre Festival and T2C’s Winner of Excellence by Suzanna Bowling

The New York Musical Theatre Festival and T2C's Winner of Excellence: The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) has announced the winners of the NYMF 2014 Awards for Excellence.

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Patti LuPone and Sweeney Todd Come To 54 Below by Suzanna Bowling

Patti LuPone and Sweeney Todd Come To 54 Below: 54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, announced a multi-year agreement with two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone.

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Last Show At NYMF As We Lie Still Had Me Wishing I Could Disappear by Suzanna Bowling

Last Show At NYMF As We Lie Still Had Me Wishing I Could Disappear: Bad acting by the writers and producers, bad book, though interesting idea by Olivia de Guzman Emile, had me leaving As We…

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Holocaust victim, artist Charlotte Salomon's life premieres as opera

SALZBURG Austria (Reuters) - The Berlin-born Jewish artist Charlotte Salomon left behind a body of watercolors and text she called "Life? or Theatre?" before she was killed at Auschwitz in 1…

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Nellie McKay's unorthodox ways come to the Sellersville Theater

Nellie McKay - singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, author, stand-up comedian, performance artist - often is seen as an unorthodox entertainer. And her new show will do nothing to chan…

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Coming Together and Falling Apart on Stage

Theresa Rebeck's 'Poor Behavior,' performance artist Cynthia Hopkins plays Union Hall, the Neo-Political Cowgirls in the Hamptons and more in this week's On Stage.

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Met Opera Talks Restart as Lockout Looms

The Metropolitan Opera singers union resumed contract talks after a two-month hiatus, but union officials said they had little hope of reaching an agreement before a threatened lockout.

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Review: 'Much Ado' a witty mix

Intrepid finds tricky harmony with a solid take on Shakespeare favorite.

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'Othello' gives call out to theatergoer

Actor Blair Underwood, in "Othello," recognizes woman in the front row at Old Globe

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Off Broadway Review: ‘Mala Hierba’ by Gordon Cox

Second Stage really knows how to show a girl a good time, the proof being its excellent track record of producing vital work by important women playwrights. Chalk up another win with “…

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Review: A Streetcar Named Desire (Young Vic)

Gillian Anderson has a tragic quality about her in Benedict Andrews' production

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 4am (Broadway Time)
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Alexei Sayle: 'I'm still full of hate' by Alexei Sayle

In seedy 1980s Soho, a foul-mouthed Scouser with a convict haircut became the face of alternative comedy. As Alexei Sayle returns to standup, he explains why arenas are bad for comedy C…

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Alex Horne: Edinburgh comedy veteran who keeps upping the eccentricity by Paul Fleckney

Every year at the Edinburgh fringe festival, the comedian pushes his luck a bit further and his latest show is outright folly Continue reading...

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Porgy and Bess, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre by David Nice

It should work as pure musical theatre. Yet what precisely is Gershwin’s - or rather “The Gershwins’”, as this title frames it, though Ira wasn’t quite Gilbert or Brecht - Porgy an…

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A Bright Room Called Day, Southwark Playhouse by Marianka Swain

The pivotal early 1930s period in which Herr Hitler overcame strong if fractured left-wing opposition should make for meaty drama, but the sluggish polemic currently occupying Southwark Play…

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 2am (Broadway Time)
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Let's talk about sets: A Streetcar Named Desire by Sarah Lee and Maya Hanika

Production designer Christopher Oram takes us behind the scenes to explain the artful detail and steamy authenticity of his set and costumes for the Donmar's revival of Tennessee Williams'…

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How fan fiction made improv cool by Nell Frizzell

Hobbit sex fantasies are all very well, but what if Dostoevsky met a dinosaur? Nell Frizzell finds out what fan fiction has done for standup while Josie Long and Nick Gibb release their inn…

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John Gallagher, Jr. Set for HOT SCHOTTS at The Bowery Electric Tonight by BroadwayWorld

Schott NYC Presents Hot Schotts starring John Gallagher, Jr. at The Bowery Electric tonight, July 29th.

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Cynthia Erivo and Cassidy Janson Star in Ahrens & Flaherty's DESSA ROSE European Debut, Beg. Tonight at Trafalgar Studios by BroadwayWorld

Cynthia Erivo I Can't Sing, The Color Purple returns to the West End alongside Cassidy Janson Avenue Q, Wicked, Candide in the European premiere of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty's Dessa R…

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Jessica Grove, Alan Mingo Jr. and More Star in Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID at North Carolina Theatre, Now thru 8/3 by BroadwayWorld

North Carolina Theatre NCT, the region's premier producer of professional Broadway musicals now celebrating 30 years, has announced the casting for their upcoming original production of Disn…

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Amber Tamblyn and Shawn Hatosy Star in REASONS TO BE PRETTY, Beginning Tonight at the Geffen by BroadwayWorld

Nick Gehlfuss Shameless, The Newsroom, Shawn Hatosy Southland, Reckless, Amber Tamblyn Joan of Arcadia, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and Alicia Witt Justified, 88 Minutes are cast in th…

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Chandra Lee Schwartz and Etai BenShlomo Join WICKED National Tour Today by BroadwayWorld

The company of the first North American tour of Wicked welcomes Chandra Lee Schwartz as Glinda and Etai BenShlomo today, July 29 in Salt Lake City, UT.

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Harold Prince Discusses COMPANY & The Perfect Musical by Pat Cerasaro

Legendary producer and director Harold Prince discusses his idea of the perfect musical as it pertains to the classic Stephen SondheimGeorge Furth concept musical COMPANY as part of a new vi…

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OF MICE & MEN Star James Franco Guests on LIVE Today by TV News Desk

Today, July 29, 2014 on LIVE with Kelly and Michael, hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan chat with one of Broadway's hottest stars, James Franco. The Golden Globe-winning actor will join R…

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Sheldon Harnick Reflects On 50 Years of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF by Pat Cerasaro

Legendary Broadway songwriter Sheldon Harnick reflects on 50 years of his popular musical FIDDLER ON THE ROOF in honor of its anniversary this month as part of a new interview.

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BWW Recap: Broadway's Patti Murin Breaks Down Finale of First 'Real' Season of THE BACHELORETTE by Patti Murin

Tonight, Broadway's favorite cheerleader, Patti Murin, is sharing her expert insights into THE BACHELORETTE's season finale. Patti is going to be live-tweeting throughout the show before wri…

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 1am (Broadway Time)
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All roads lead to BOYHOOD by Win Goodbody

It’s a holdout from the old Portland, and still one of the best screens in the city. It’s Cinema 21. And that’s where BOYHOOD is playing (and selling out). And that’s…

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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Lea Michele Shares Selfie From SONS OF ANARCHY Set by Pat Cerasaro

Broadway headliner and GLEE star Lea Michele recently announced that she would be appearing on the hit FX drama series SONS OF ANARCHY and the star can now be spotted in a selfie shared from…

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MY LIFE IS A MUSICAL, Starring Howie Michael Smith, Makes World Premiere Tonight at Bay Street Theater by BroadwayWorld

Bay Street Theater presents the World Premiere of MY LIFE IS A MUSICAL tonight, July 29-August 31. This musical comedy book, music and lyrics by Adam Overett, is directed and choreographed b…

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That'll Play Podcast Welcomes Broadway Usher Who Turned Experience into TV Pilot by Matt Tamanini

The newest episode of the That'll Play with Matt and John Podcast has a decidedly Broadway feel to it. The episode, 'Broadway Go Go,' centers around a talented aspiring actress named Jessica…

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Andre Gregory Talks New Film Of Ibsen's A MASTER BUILDER by Pat Cerasaro

Familiar theatre personality Andre Gregory discusses his participation along with Academy Award-winning director Jonathan Demme in creating a film version of Wallace Shawn's new adaptation o…

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Giuseppe Rotunno Remembers Bob Fosse & ALL THAT JAZZ by Pat Cerasaro

Legendary cinematographer Giuseppe Rotunno reflects on working with master stage and screen director Bob Fosse on the movie musical ALL THAT JAZZ as part of a new interview.

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Stars of Summer: Goodspeed's Fiddler on the Roof Star Elizabeth DeRosa on Hiking Trails and the Charm of Small Towns by Whitney Spaner

Playbill.com catches up with Elizabeth DeRosa, starring as Hodel in the Goodspeed Opera House production of Fiddler on the Roof, which continues through Sept. 12.

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Howie Michael Smith's Life Is a Musical, Beginning Tonight by Andrew Gans

Sag Harbor's Bay Street Theater presents the world premiere of My Life Is a Musical, which plays the New York venue July 29-Aug. 31.

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"Smash" Actor Hosts Dallas-Area Master Classes July 29-30 by Michael Gioia

Actor Wesley Taylor, who created and stars in the comedy series "It Could Be Worse," offers master classes in Texas for performers interested in musical theatre July 29-30.

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TV Stars Amber Tamblyn, Nick Gehlfuss and More Explore Reasons to Be Pretty at Geffen Playhouse, Beginning July 29 by Carey Purcell

The Geffen Playhouse continues its ongoing presentations of works by Neil LaBute with the dark comedy Reasons to Be Pretty, which begins performances July 29. 

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The Little Mermaid Swims to North Carolina Theatre Tonight by Andrew Gans

The North Carolina Theatre production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid plays July 29-Aug. 3 at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts.

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National Tour of Wicked Welcomes New Glinda and Boq Tonight by Andrew Gans

The company of the first North American tour of Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman's Wicked welcomes Chandra Lee Schwartz as Glinda and Etai BenShlomo as Boq beginning July 29 in Salt L…

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A Closed/Open Experience: Behind the Scenes at the Sundance Theatre Lab by Christopher Chen

In the third installment of his weekly blog, Sundance Institute Theatre Lab fellow and playwright Christopher Chen offers insight into the creative process behind the lab, which ran through …

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7 Fall Broadway Shows to Get Tickets to Now! by Playbill Staff

The 2014 fall Broadway season is filling up with star-driven comedies, mysterious new dramas, revivals of Pulitzer Prize-winning classics and buzzed-about musical premieres. Here's our l…

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Tix on Sale for Bridget Everett's Rock Bottom at the Public by Adam Hetrick

Rock Bottom, the outrageous evening from downtown darling Bridget Everett, will open the Public Theater's season at its Astor Place home beginning Sept. 9 at Joe's Pub. Tickets are n…

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Infidelity Sparks Poor Behavior; Theresa Rebeck Comedy Arrives Off-Broadway Tonight by Adam Hetrick

Primary Stages' 30th anniversary season launches July 29 with Theresa Rebeck's Poor Behavior, which explores infidelity and America and stars Heidi Armbruster, Brian Avers and more.

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It's Quite Alright: Original West End Jersey Boys Star Ryan Molloy Crosses the Pond for His Broadway Debut by Broadway.com

A London Frankie is working his way back to Jersey Boys. Ryan Molloy, who earned an Olivier nod for originating the role of Frankie Valli in the West End production, makes his Broadway debut…

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