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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Woody Allen's Bullets Over Broadway to End Broadway Run by Andrew Gans and Adam Hetrick

The new musical comedy Bullets Over Broadway, written by Woody Allen and based on the screenplay by Allen and Douglas McGrath for the 1994 film of the same name, will play its final perform…

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A Chorus Line Star Takes the Trapeze in Broadway's Pippin Beginning Tonight by Michael Gioia and Adam Hetrick

Priscilla Lopez, who earned a Tony Award for her performance in A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine and also created the role of Diana Morales in the original Broadway production …

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Annie Potts Exits Broadway's Pippin; A Chorus Line Star Is Next Up on Trapeze by Adam Hetrick and Michael Gioia

Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominee Annie Potts ("Designing Women," God of Carnage), who joined the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of Pippin as Berthe in January, takes her fi…

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Pageant Will Extend Through Sept. 21 by Adam Hetrick and Philippe Bowgen

Producers announced that the Off-Broadway revival of the Bill Russell-Frank Kelly-Albert Evans musical Pageant, which opened July 14 after previews that began June 29, will extend through Se…

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More Casting Announced for Broadway's You Can't Take It With You Starring James Earl Jones by Adam Hetrick and Andrew Gans

Tony Award nominee Johanna Day and Will Brill are among the latest actors announced to join Tony Award-winning stage veteran James Earl Jones in the Broadway revival of Moss Hart and George …

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Tickets on Sale for London Premiere of David Byrne-Fatboy Slim Musical Here Lies Love by Mark Shenton and Adam Hetrick

Here Lies Love, the David Byrne-Fatboy Slim musical currently running at Off-Broadway's Public Theater, will receive its U.K. premeire at the new Dorfman Theatre at London's National…

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Revised Side Show Ends Kennedy Center Run; Is Broadway Next? by Andrew Gans and Adam Hetrick

A new incarnation of Side Show, the Tony Award-nominated Henry Krieger-Bill Russell musical about real-life conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton, ends its run July 13 at the Kennedy Cente…

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

HBO Confirms Meryl Streep as Callas in Master Class Film by Andrew Gans and Adam Hetrick

Academy Award winner Meryl Streep will star in a film adaptation of Terrence McNally's Tony-winning Master Class for HBO, network executives officially confirmed July 10. Filming on the …

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Reps Deny Lindsay Lohan on "Final Warning" for London Speed-the-Plow by Adam Hetrick and Andrew Gans

Representatives have issued a counter statement following speculative reports that much-in-the-press actress Lindsay Lohan received a "final warning" for her behavior during rehear…

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Original A Chorus Line Tony Winner Will Fly to Pippin by Adam Hetrick and Michael Gioia

Tony Award-winning A Chorus Line star Priscilla Lopez will take to the trapeze as Berthe in the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of Pippin, beginning July 22 at the Music Box Theatre.

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Return of Aerial Spectacle Fuerza Bruta Wayra Opens Off-Broadway Tonight by Adam Hetrick and Andrew Gans

The Off-Broadway return of Fuerza Bruta Wayra, an expanded and updated version of the Argentinian spectacle that had its New York City premiere in 2007, officially opens July 8 after preview…

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Friday, June 27, 2014

Les Misérables Gets Contemporary, Immersive Make-Over at Dallas Theater Center; New Revolution Begins Tonight by Philippe Bowgen and Adam Hetrick

Director Liesl Tommy brings a new, modern-dress, immersive production of the hit international musical Les Misérables to the Dallas Theater Center beginning June 27. A host of Broadwa…

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Aerial Spectacle Fuerza Bruta Wayra, Featuring Live Music and New Scenes, Returns Off-Broadway Tonight by Adam Hetrick and Andrew Gans

Fuerza Bruta Wayra, an expanded and updated version of the Argentinian spectacle that premiered Off-Broadway in 2007, returns to the Daryl Roth Theatre June 27.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Kinky Boots National Tour Announces Return Chicago Engagement by Adam Hetrick and Andrew Gans

The hit musical Kinky Boots, which played a Chicago out-of-town premiere in fall 2012 prior to its Tony Award-winning 2013 Broadway debut, will return to the Windy City when the national tou…

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Broadway Bares: Rock Hard Raises Over $1.3 Million for BC/EFA by Andrew Gans and Adam Hetrick

The 24th annual edition of Broadway Bares, entitled Broadway Bares: Rock Hard!, was presented June 22 at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom. The evening that featured Alan Cumming, Bia…

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Monday, June 23, 2014

Audra McDonald, Andy Mientus, Sierra Boggess, Lena Hall and Zach Braff Set for Broadway Barks 16 by Adam Hetrick and Andrew Gans

Broadway Barks 16 — the annual dog and cat adoption event founded by pals Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore to find homes for pets from city animal shelters — will be held J…

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Clint Eastwood's "Jersey Boys" Takes Only $13.5 Million at the Box Office Opening Weekend by Carey Purcell and Adam Hetrick

"Jersey Boys," the movie musical about Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, took in a disappointing $13.5 million its opening weekend, according to Deadline.com.

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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Broadway Bares: Rock Hard! Heats Up Hammerstein Ballroom Tonight by Andrew Gans and Adam Hetrick

The 24th annual edition of Broadway Bares, entitled Broadway Bares: Rock Hard!, is presented June 22 at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom. Alan Cumming, Bianca Del Rio, Constantine Ma…

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Friday, June 20, 2014

Film of Tony-Winning "Jersey Boys" Hits Theatres Across the U.S. by Adam Hetrick and Michael Gioia

The Clint Eastwood-directed screen adaptation of Jersey Boys, based on the long-running hit Broadway musical about the rise of the Four Seasons that had its stage premiere in 2005, is releas…

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Broadway's Original Pippin, John Rubinstein, Assumes the Throne a Day Early by Adam Hetrick and Michael Gioia

John Rubinstein, who originated the title role in the 1972 Broadway production of Pippin, joins the cast of the Tony Award-winning revival of the Stephen Schwartz-Roger O. Hirson musical Jun…

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Fuerza Bruta Wayra, Featuring Live Music and New Scenes, Sets Off-Broadway Opening by Adam Hetrick and Andrew Gans

S2BN Entertainment and OZONO Productions announced June 18 that Fuerza Bruta Wayra, which was previously slated to arrive Off-Broadway in the spring, will now open in New York this July.&nb…

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Sondheim Reveals Plot Changes for Disney Into the Woods Film by Adam Hetrick and Michael Gioia

In a recent story in The New Yorker, Stephen Sondheim revealed several plot changes for the upcoming Disney film adaptation of his Tony Award-winning musical Into the Woods, which will arriv…

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Monday, June 16, 2014

Spanish-Language Vagina Monologues, Featuring Daphne Rubin-Vega, Closes Off-Broadway by Michael Gioia and Adam Hetrick

The Off-Broadway production of Los Monólogos de la Vagina, the new Spanish-language version of Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues, played its final performance June 15 at the…

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Monday, June 9, 2014

Tony Awards 2014! Winners and losers on Broadway’s biggest night by David Cote and Adam Feldman

Another year, another Tony Awards telecast. In general, the gold went to the most deserving of the season: Few would carp about Bryan Cranston or Neil Patrick Harris nabbing top honors, and …

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Meet Liz Caplan, the Vocal Coach Behind the Tony Award-Winning Stars of Hedwig, Aladdin and Les Miz by Adam Hetrick and Michael Gioia

Broadway go-to vocal coach and teacher Liz Caplan was among the first industry professionals to take part in Playbill.com's Booking It! feature, which offers in-depth insights, need-to-k…

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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Act One, With Santino Fontana and Tony Shalhoub, Will Be Filmed for "Live from Lincoln Center" by Adam Hetrick and Michael Gioia

Act One, the new stage production based on the memoir of Broadway playwright, director and lyricist Moss Hart that stars Santino Fontana, Tony Shalhoub and Andrea Martin, will be filmed for …

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Angela Lansbury Hints at Chalk Garden Stage Return by Adam Hetrick and Andrew Gans

Tony Award-winning stage veteran Angela Lansbury told the Telegraph that she is still interested in starring in a stage production of Enid Bagnold's The Chalk Garden.

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Megan Mullally, Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane Will Team Up on Broadway This Fall by Adam Hetrick and Andrew Gans

Emmy Award winner Megan Mullally, who recently concluded the Off-Broadway run of Sharr White's Annapurna, revealed on "Late Night With Seth Meyers" that she will return to Broa…

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Violet Original Broadway Cast Album, With Sutton Foster, Arrives in Stores June 3 by Adam Hetrick and Carey Purcell

PS Classics' two-disc Broadway cast recording of the Jeanine Tesori-Brian Crawley musical Violet, including Sutton Foster, Colin Donnell and Joshua Henry, is released in stores June 3.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Broadway's Original Pippin Will Be Crowned King of Tony-Winning Revival by Adam Hetrick and Michael Gioia

John Rubinstein, who originated the title role in the original 1972 Broadway production of Pippin, will join the cast of the Tony Award-winning revival of the Stephen Schwartz-Roger O. Hirso…

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

London Revival of Miss Saigon Recoups by Adam Hetrick and Mark Shenton

The London revival of Miss Saigon, which opened May 21 at the West End's Prince Edward Theatre, has recouped its £4.5 million investment, according to the Stage.

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