Thursday, July 31, 2014

Broadway Vets Flock to Milwaukee Rep's Color Purple by Philippe Bowgen

Milwaukee Repertory Theater's The Color Purple has announced casting – including former Purple Broadway cast members Zonya Love and Nathanial Stampley, and national tour member All…

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Richard Gere, Cyndi Lauper Tapped for New Animated Project About Young Boy's Fight Against Cancer by Philippe Bowgen

Producer Joseph Avallone has announced the upcoming release of the animated feature film "Henry & Me" – a baseball-themed tale of a young cancer-stricken boy’s magi…

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Lauren Worsham Headlines NAMT's Songwriter Spotlight at 54 Below Aug. 25 by Philippe Bowgen

The National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) will present its Songwriter Spotlight concert at 54 Below – featuring work by Joe Iconis and performances by Lauren Worsham and more &n…

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Japan Society Announces 2014-15 History of WWII Through Theatre Lineup by Philippe Bowgen

The Japan Society has announced Stories from the War: Reflecting on WWII Through Theatre, a series of theater events marking the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII, as part of their 20…

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The Verdict: Critics Review Sex With Strangers, Starring Anna Gunn and Billy Magnussen by Playbill Staff

Emmy Award winner Anna Gunn ("Breaking Bad") and Tony Award nominee Billy Magnussen (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, "Into the Woods") star in Second Stage Theatre's produ…

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Caissie Levy, Jackie Burns, Kacie Sheik, Nic Rouleau Will Sing Pop Music Of The '90s by Michael Gioia

From Marky Mark to Michael: Pop Music Of The '90s, a benefit concert for The Situation Project, a nonprofit that provides high performing students in under-served areas with access to th…

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Sex With Strangers, Starring Anna Gunn and Billy Magnussen, Will Extend to Aug. 31 by Michael Gioia

Sex With Strangers at Second Stage Theatre, starring Emmy Award winner Anna Gunn ("Breaking Bad") and Tony Award nominee Billy Magnussen (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike), will…

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Constantine Maroulis Is One of Over 30 Artists Set for Broadway in Bryant Park Concert; Lineup Announced by Andrew Gans

The lineup for the July 31 Broadway in Bryant Park concert, the fourth presentation in the 14th season of the annual lunchtime series, has been announced.

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PHOTO CALL: Stars of Heathers, Rock of Ages and Once Share Their #BroadwaySelfies by Matthew Blank

#BroadwaySelfies is an ongoing series from Stage17.tv where the stars from Broadway and beyond give fans an all access pass to all the off stage fun from the dressing room to the wings. Here…

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Highlights From the Public Theater's King Lear Starring John Lithgow

Daniel Sullivan directs and John Lithgow, Annette Benning, Steven Boyer and Jessica Hecht head the cast in in the Public Theater's production of King Lear, widely regarded as Shakespeare's g…

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Intimate Antony & Cleopatra Will Star Esau Pritchett and Nicole Ari Parker by Michael Gioia

The William Shakespeare classic Antony & Cleopatra, starring Esau Pritchett and Nicole Ari Parker in the respective title roles, will begin performances Sept. 5, prior to an official ope…

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Who's Getting Intimate? Cate Blanchett, Nellie McKay and John Lithgow Take to the Stage by Steven Suskin

In a monthly roundup of cabaret and nightlife, some of Broadway's biggest names opt for more intimate affairs.

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PHOTO CALL: "The Time of My Life!" A Sneak Peek at the Steamy National Tour of Dirty Dancing by Matthew Blank

Samuel Pergande and Jillian Mueller will star as Johnny Castle and Frances "Baby" Houseman, respectively, in the North American tour of Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story…

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Andy Karl, Orfeh and Perez Hilton Will Take It All Off with The Skivvies by Adam Hetrick

Rocky Tony Award nominee Andy Karl, Legally Blonde's Orfeh and celebrity blogger Perez Hilton are among the performers who will strip down with The Skivvies as part of the group's up…

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Christopher Fitzgerald Will Make History in Broadway's Chicago in August by Andrew Gans

The long-running, Tony-winning Broadway revival of Chicago will welcome back two-time Tony Award nominee Christopher Fitzgerald beginning Aug. 5 in his second starring role in the production.

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PHOTO CALL: Kristen Bell, Sarah Hyland, Amber Riley, Hunter Parrish and Benjamin Walker Rehearse For the Hollywood Bowl's Hair by Matthew Blank

The Hollywood Bowl's production of the rock musical Hair plays the famed outdoor venue Aug. 1-2 at 8 PM and Aug. 3 at 7:30 PM. Adam Shankman directs and choreographs. Here's the ca…

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First Look! Watch Disney's Dark and Magical Trailer for "Into the Woods" (Video) by Adam Hetrick and Michael Gioia

Disney has released the first trailer for its upcoming film adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine musical Into the Woods, which will hit theatres Dec. 25. Meryl Streep, Anna Kendri…

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Pornologues by Rajiv Joseph, Seth Numrich Will Be Performed in New York City by Michael Gioia

Mermaid Sand Productions and Breezy Productions will present Pornologues by José Rivera, Rajiv Joseph, Seth Numrich, Daniel Talbott and more Aug. 4 at The Maggie Flanigan Studio.

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Nikka Graff Lanzarone and Mo Brady Release New "Ensemblist" Episode About Shakespeare in the Park by Michael Gioia

Mo Brady (The Addams Family, "Smash") and Nikka Graff Lanzarone (Chicago, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown) have released the 28th episode of "The Ensemblist&quo…

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PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: Behind the Scenes With a Thoroughly Modern Fantine! Backstage at Dallas' Immersive, Modern-Dress Les Miz by Matthew Blank

Director Liesl Tommy brings a new, modern-dress, immersive production of the hit international musical Les Misérables to the Dallas Theater Center. Allison Blackwell, who stars as Fa…

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Hairspray Favorite Will Be Madame Dilly in Broadway Revival of On the Town by Andrew Gans

Comedic actress Jackie Hoffman (Xanadu, Hairspray, The Addams Family) has landed the role of voice teacher Madame Dilly in the forthcoming Broadway production of On the Town, which begins pe…

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Brian Dennehy, Mia Farrow, Alan Alda, Carol Burnett and More Will Write Love Letters on Broadway by Andrew Gans

A Broadway revival of A.R. Gurney's Love Letters, featuring a rotating cast of stars, will begin previews Sept. 13 at the Nederlander Theatre, currently the home of the Disney musical Ne…

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PHOTO CALL: Anna Gunn, Billy Magnussen, David Schwimmer, Kristine Nielsen, David Hyde Pierce, Duncan Sheik and More Celebrate Sex With Strangers by Matthew Blank

Emmy Award winner Anna Gunn ("Breaking Bad") and Tony Award nominee Billy Magnussen (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike) star in Second Stage Theatre's production of Laura Eas…

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John Goodman and Helen Mirren Tapped for Bryan Cranston's "Trumbo" by Adam Hetrick

Golden Globe Award winner John Goodman is in talks to join Emmy and Tony Award winner Bryan Cranston in "Trumbo," a new film about the blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, accor…

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Watch Flashmob Created by Broadway Stars in Response to Death of Eric Garner (Video) by Michael Gioia

WalkRunFly Productions organized a flashmob July 29 in response to the death of Eric Garner, who died July 17 after allegedly being placed in a prohibited chokehold by a New York police offi…

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Cast Recording of Avarice the Musical Released; Track List Announced by Andrew Gans

The cast recording of Avarice the Musical is now available for purchase.

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Box Office for Broadway's Starry It's Only a Play Opens Today by Michael Gioia

The box office for the star-studded Broadway production of Tony Award winner Terrence McNally's comedy It's Only A Play opens July 31. 

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PHOTO CALL: Cast Members From If/Then and Rock of Ages Celebrate Release of Janet Krupin's "The Aurora" EP by Krissie Fullerton

If/Then actress Janet Krupin and musician-producer Alex Caraballo teamed up to create Trillium and "The Aurora" EP, which was released at an official EP party July 26 at New York C…

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Revival of David Hare's The Vertical Hour to Play London's Park Theatre; Casting Announced by Mark Shenton

A new production of David Hare's The Vertical Hour, which premiered on Broadway in 2007 and was subsequently seen at London's Royal Court in 2008, is to be staged at London's Par…

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"American Horror Story" Star Will Receive 2014 Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film by Michael Gioia

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival's ninth annual Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film will be presented to two-time Academy Award-winning actress Jessica Lange.

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PHOTO SPECIAL: From Nathan Detroit to Pseudolus to The Nance; Celebrating Two-Time Tony Award Winner Nathan Lane by Matthew Blank

Stage and screen star Nathan Lane, who earned his fourth Tony nomination for his performance in Broadway's The Nance, returns to the New York stage this fall in Terrence McNally's It's Only …

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