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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Act One, Stage Adaptation of Moss Hart's Theatrical Memoir, Opens on Broadway April 17 by Adam Hetrick and Michael Gioia

Act One, the new stage production based on the memoir of Broadway playwright, director and lyricist Moss Hart, officially opens on Broadway April 17 at Lincoln Center Theater's Vivian Be…

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Greed: A Musical for Our Times, Starring Tony Nominee Stephanie D'Abruzzo, to Close Off-Broadway by Adam Hetrick and Andrew Gans

The new Michael Roberts musical Greed, which officially opened Off-Broadway April 3 at New World Stages, will end its run April 19.

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Théâtre du Châtelet's Into the Woods Broadcast on Radio France April 15 by Adam Hetrick and Stéphane Ly-Cuong

Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Into the Woods, which had its French premiere at Paris' Théâtre du Châtelet April 1-12, is broadcast on Radio France April…

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Shakespeare quotes to live your life by share your favourites by Hannah Jane Parkinson and Adam Boult

Want to take part in our celebration of Shakespeare's birthday? Submit a Vine or Instagram video sharing your favourite line from a Shakespeare playTo celebrate the 450th anniversary of Shak…

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Obamas Expected to Attend Broadway Revival of A Raisin in the Sun with Denzel Washington April 11 by Adam Hetrick and Michael Gioia

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are expected to attend the April 11 performance of the Broadway revival of Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun, starring Denzel …

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Monday, April 7, 2014

Sutton Foster and Company of Violet Record New Broadway Cast Album April 7 by Adam Hetrick and Carey Purcell

The Broadway cast of the Jeanine Tesori-Brian Crawley musical Violet, including Sutton Foster, Colin Donnell and Joshua Henry, head to the recording studio April 7 to record a new two-disc P…

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Alexandra Silber, Sarah Stiles and Elizabeth Stanley Sing from Evita, Into the Woods, Bare in Lady's Got Potential Concert April 7 by Adam Hetrick and Michael Gioia

Natalie Joy Johnson, Molly Pope, Alexandra Silber, Elizabeth Stanley and Sarah Stiles perform songs from Evita, Into the Woods and Bare, as well as songs by Judy Garland and Dar Williams as …

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Friday, April 4, 2014

Katie Finneran and Enrique Murciano Will Join Norbert Leo Butz and More in Netflix Series from "Damages" Creators by Michael Gioia and Adam Hetrick

Two-time Tony Award winner Katie Finneran and Enrique Murciano have been cast in Netflix's untitled psychological thriller drama from Sony Pictures TV, according to Deadline.com.

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Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre Cancels Gigi in Concert by Adam Hetrick and Andrew Gans

A concert presentation of the Broadway-aimed revival of Gigi, which was to be staged May 16-18 at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle, has been canceled due to scheduling conflicts.

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Guys and Dolls Concert, With Nathan Lane, Patrick Wilson, Sierra Boggess and Megan Mullally, Plays Carnegie Hall April 3 by Adam Hetrick and Carey Purcell

A starry concert presentation of Frank Loesser's Guys and Dolls, starring Tony Award winner Nathan Lane, Patrick Wilson, Sierra Boggess and Megan Mullally, is held April 3 at Carnegie Ha…

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Alexandra Silber, Sarah Stiles and Elizabeth Stanley Will Sing from Evita, Into the Woods, Bare in Lady's Got Potential Concert by Adam Hetrick and Michael Gioia

Natalie Joy Johnson, Molly Pope, Alexandra Silber, Elizabeth Stanley and Sarah Stiles will perform songs from Evita, Into the Woods and Bare, as well as songs by Judy Garland and Dar William…

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Cate Blanchett and Bolshoi Ballet Give Lincoln Center Festival Record-Breaking First Day of Sales by Adam Hetrick and Carey Purcell

The first day of single ticket sales for the 2014 Lincoln Center Festival broke records March 31, taking in $704,000 at the box office.

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Friday, March 28, 2014

PS Classics to Record Cast Album of Violet With Sutton Foster by Carey Purcell and Adam Hetrick

PS Classics will record a two-disc cast album of the Broadway premiere of Violet, the Jeanine Tesori-Brian Crawley musical that stars two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster.

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Footage from Clint Eastwood's Jersey Boys Film Presented at Las Vegas CinemaCon by Michael Gioia and Adam Hetrick

At the annual CinemaCon, held in Las Vegas, director Clint Eastwood presented footage from his film adaptation of the Tony-winning musical Jersey Boys, which is scheduled to arrive in theatr…

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Dogfight and Wicked Stars Derek Klena and Lindsay Mendez Will Return to 54 Below This Summer by Adam Hetrick and Michael Gioia

Derek Klena and Lindsay Mendez, who co-starred in the Off-Broadway, award-winning musical Dogfight and the hit Broadway show Wicked, will reunite at 54 Below for a five-concert encore engage…

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Grammy Winner Barry Mann Will Join Jarrod Spector for A Little Help From My Friends Encore at 54 Below by Adam Hetrick and Andrew Gans

Grammy Award-winning songwriter Barry Mann will join Beautiful: The Carole King Musical star Jarrod Spector for an encore engagement of A Little Help From My Friends at 54 Below in April.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

From Here To Eternity Musical Will Be Taped for Cinema Broadcast; Is Broadway Next? by Adam Hetrick and Mark Shenton

Fathom Events and Omniverse Vision have announced plans to film the London stage musical From Here To Eternity, penned by Tim Rice, Stuart Brayson and Bill Oakes, which will arrive in U.S. m…

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Monday, March 24, 2014

Steven Sater-James Bourne Musical Murder at the Gates Receives New York Workshop by Adam Hetrick and Carey Purcell

Murder at the Gates, a new musical by Tony Award-winning Spring Awakening writer Steven Sater and singer/songwriter James Bourne, is being quietly workshopped in New York City.

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Friday, March 21, 2014

Concert Version of Kander and Ebb's The Act, With Cady Huffman, Randy Graff and More, Adds April 4 Shows by Michael Gioia and Adam Hetrick

The concert version of Kander and Ebb's one-woman Liza Minnelli vehicle The Act, featuring Cady Huffman, Julia Murney, Anna Chlumsky, Randy Graff and more, has added shows at 54 Below.

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Sam Shepard Will Join Norbert Leo Butz in New Netflix Series from "Damages" Creators by Michael Gioia and Adam Hetrick

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Sam Shepard, who was seen in the film adaptation of August: Osage County, has been cast in Netflix's untitled psychological thriller drama from Sony Pic…

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Moss Hart's Theatrical Memoir Act One, With Santino Fontana and Tony Shalhoub, Comes to Life on Broadway March 20 by Adam Hetrick and Michael Gioia

The life of Broadway playwright, director and lyricist Moss Hart comes full circle as the new Broadway play Act One, adapted and directed by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner James Lapine, begi…

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Lea Michele Will Appear on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" by Adam Hetrick and Michael Gioia

Spring Awakening and "Glee" actress Lea Michele will be a guest on the March 19 airing of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Carly Rae Jepsen and Fran Drescher Extend Runs in Cinderella by Michael Gioia and Adam Hetrick and Carey Purcell

Singer-songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen, who shot to fame with the #1 hit single "Call Me Maybe," and TV and film star Fran Drescher have extended their runs in Rodgers and Hammers…

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Tix Now on Sale for London Production of Tony-Winning Hit Memphis, Starring Beverley Knight by Andrew Gans and Adam Hetrick

Tickets are now on sale for the London debut of the Tony Award-winning Joe DiPietro-David Bryan musical Memphis, which will begin previews Oct. 9 at the West End's Shaftesbury Theatre. B…

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Saturday, March 8, 2014

"The Trip to Bountiful," With Cicely Tyson, Vanessa Williams and Blair Underwood, Airs on Lifetime March 8 by Adam Hetrick and Andrew Gans

The TV film version of the Tony Award-nominated Broadway revival of Horton Foote's The Trip to Bountiful, starring Tony and Emmy winner Cicely Tyson repeating her acclaimed performa…

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Friday, March 7, 2014

Hasty Pudding Joins Producing Team of Heathers; Cast to Perform at Pudding Gala at Lincoln Center by Michael Gioia and Adam Hetrick

The producers of Heathers: The Musical, the new stage adaptation of Daniel Waters' 1989 dark comedy film, announced March 7 that The Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770 will make their first…

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Billy Zane Joins Jenn Gambatese, Edward Hibbert and More in Lyric Opera's The Sound of Music by Adam Hetrick and Andrew Gans

Billy Zane, known for his performance in the James Cameron blockbuster film "Titanic," will play Captain von Trapp in the Lyric Opera of Chicago production of Rodgers and Hammerste…

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29th Annual Bistro Awards, Featuring Ben Vereen and Stephen Schwartz, Held March 4 by Carey Purcell and Adam Hetrick

The 29th annual Bistro Awards, honoring excellence in New York cabaret, jazz and comedy and featuring Oscar, Tony, Grammy and Golden Globe-winning composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz (Pippin,…

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Monday, March 3, 2014

"Frozen," "12 Years a Slave," Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, Cate Blanchett and More Receive 2014 Academy Awards by Michael Gioia and Adam Hetrick

The 86th Academy Awards were presented March 2 in Los Angeles. The Disney animated musical "Frozen" won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film, while songwriters Robert and Krist…

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Sunday, March 2, 2014

The Winners Live: "Frozen," Jared Leto, Lupita Nyong'o, Catherine Martin and More Receive 2014 Academy Awards by Michael Gioia and Adam Hetrick

The 86th Academy Awards are presented March 2 in Los Angeles. The Disney animated musical "Frozen" has won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film.

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The Winners Live: "Frozen," Jared Leto, Catherine Martin and More Receive 2014 Academy Awards by Michael Gioia and Adam Hetrick

The 86th Academy Awards are presented March 2 in Los Angeles. The Disney animated musical "Frozen" has won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film.

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