Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Photo Flash: Alan Cumming, Constantine Maroulis, James Snyder, Amy Spanger & More Sing REEFER MADNESS at Benefit Concert by BroadwayWorld

REEFER MADNESS, the cult classic with book and lyrics by Kevin Murphy and book and music by Dan Studney, just played a one night only benefit concert at New World Stages. Directed by Ilana R…

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Robin Williams, Chris Columbus to Return for MRS. DOUBTFIRE Sequel by Movies News Desk

The Hollywood Reporter writes that Fox 2000 is developing a sequel to MRS. DOUBTFIRE, which hit theaters in 1993 starring Robin Williams. Original director Chris Columbus and Williams would …

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

VIDEO: Stephen Colbert to Replace LETTERMAN; Watch Most Recent Guest Appearance! by TV News Desk

Below, check out Colbert's most recent appearance on 'Late Show' in which he talks to Dave about his role in the new 'Hobbit' film and shows off his elf ear

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Friday, April 4, 2014

Andrea McArdle, Jenna Leigh Green, Lea DeLaria & More to Join Alan Cumming for REEFER MADNESS Concert, 4/19 by BroadwayWorld

REEFER MADNESS, the cult classic with book and lyrics by Kevin Murphy and book and music by Dan Studney which will return to New York City 13 years after it's limited off-Broadway engagement…

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Photo Coverage: Inside the Ninth Annual BROADWAY BACKWARDS Benefit! by Linda Lenzi

The ninth annual edition of Broadway Backwards, a one-night-only performance produced by Broadway CaresEquity Fights AIDS and benefiting BCEFA and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual amp Transgender …

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Friday, March 21, 2014

Review Roundup: ‘Aladdin’ by Dcapellan

Aladdin, Disney’s latest cartoon-to-stage transfer, opened at the New Amsterdam Theater on March 20. Based on the 1992 animated film, the show is directed and choreographed by Casey Nichol…

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Odds & Ends: More Balls for Carly Rae Jepsen, Sebastian Arcelus on the Big Screen & Patina Miller Sings Out by Beth Stevens

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Carly Rae Jepsen and Fran Drescher Are Having a Ball The two newest stars of Cinderella are extending their stay on Broad…

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

The New Tony Nominations Rule: What If...? by JK

You've probably read about the new rule adopted by the Tony Awards Administration Committee regarding the number of nominees in the four major categories.  Simply, it states that if nin…

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Andrew Rannells, Billy Porter, Debra Monk & More to Appear in Broadway Backwards by Broadway.com

Tony nominee Andrew Rannells (The Book of Mormon, TV’s Girls), Tony winner Billy Porter (Kinky Boots), Tony winner Debra Monk (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, TV's Girls) and more have…

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Pre-Broadway Can-Can, Hunchback U.S. Debut & Ever After World Premiere on Tap for New Paper Mill Season by Broadway.com

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced a packed 2014-15 season. The lineup includes the Broadway-bound Can-Can, revivals of Elf and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, the U.S. premiere of The …

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Photo Coverage: Beth Leavel, Stew & More Preview 54 Below Shows by Walter McBride

54 Below's upcoming acts, including Emmy Award-winner Fyvush Finkel TV's 'Picket Fences,' 'Boston Public' the film A Serious Man on stage, Little Shop of Horrors, Cafe Crown Tony Award-winne…

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Sebastian Arcelus, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Karen Mason & More Join Town Hall's Broadway By Year Season Opener, 2/24 by BroadwayWorld

Tony Award-nominee Stephanie D'Abruzzo Avenue Q, Drama Desk-nominees Chip Zien Into the Woods, Falsettos amp Karen Mason Sunset Boulevard, Mamma Mia, Sebastian Arcelus Elf, A Time to Kill, N…

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Monday, February 3, 2014

Max Crumm, Judy Gold & David Hibbard to Join Off-Broadway's DISASTER! this Month by BroadwayWorld

DISASTER, the critically-acclaimed 1970s disaster movie musical now playing Off-Broadway at the St. Luke's Theatre, will welcome new cast members in February. David Hibbard, previously seen …

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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Broadway Bares: Winter Burlesque Heats Up Frigid January (NSFW) by JK

So, it was freaking cold in New York City last Sunday.  But it was steaming hot at the XL Club, not once but twice, that freezing night.  The cause?  Broadway Bares: Winter Bu…

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Friday, January 17, 2014

The Beasts give Rumpelstiltskin a spin by Thomas Garvey

William Schuller and Michael Underhill do do that voodoo in Rumpelstiltskin.You could argue that Matthew Woods' Imaginary Beasts never stray far from the precincts of childhood - even when t…

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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Video Flash: Aladdin on Broadway Book Writer Chad Beguelin on the Show's "Humor, Romance, and Heart"

The scribe of Elf and The Wedding Singer previews the new musical in the show's latest making-of video.

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Video Flash: Aladdin Broadway Book Writer Chad Beguelin on the Show's "Humor, Romance, and Heart"

The scribe of Elf and The Wedding Singer previews the new musical in the show's latest making-of video.

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Video Flash: Book Writer Chad Beguelin on the "Humor, Romance, and Heart" of Disney's Aladdin on Broadway

The scribe of Elf and The Wedding Singer previews the new musical in the show's latest making-of video.

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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Elf The Musical Is Sweeter Family Fare Than The Film by Bill Hirschman

If you’re suffering from the holiday blues, Elf isn’t going to pull you out of it. But if you can pry open your sugar-clogged aorta a smidge, this sweet peppy musical may generate a warm…

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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

The latest theater trend: Live, onstage . . . from the screen by Nelson Pressley

How extreme is the craze for adapting movies into musicals? Consider what’s singing out at the Kennedy Center: “Elf the Musical,” based on the 2003 Will Ferrell hit, is currently hoppi…

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Monday, December 23, 2013

Elf The Musical by Jon Boughtin

It’s the most wonderful time of the year.  The silent night is broken only by silver bells, little drummer boys and millions more rockin’ around the Christmas tree.  Yes, it’s beginn…

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Saturday, December 21, 2013

‘Elf the Musical’ at The Kennedy Center by Douglas Lloyd by Douglas Lloyd

Elf the Musical: Go Hear its Christmas Songs Washington DC must have been on Santa’s “nice” list this year as we have been treated to a holiday run of the delightfully sweet Elf the Mu…

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Theatre Review: ‘Elf The Musical’ at the Kennedy Center by Mark Beachy

Did you know that “The best way to spread Christmas Cheer, is singing loud for all to hear.”  Well, that is what Buddy the Elf says in the show called Elf The Musical which is n…

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Friday, December 20, 2013

Watch Ethan Hawke Talk About Tackling Shakespeare's Macbeth: 'It's More Intimidating Than Playing an Elf' by Ryan Gilbert

Ethan Hawke is having a very interesting holiday season: he stalks around the Vivian Beaumont Theatre slaying adversaries as the titular king in Lincoln Center Theater's revival of Macbe…

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Review: Despite shortfalls, 'Elf" a good fit for this time of year

There is a point in the musical “Elf” where you find yourself so worn down by its good nature that you find you have an inexplicable smile on your face in spite of the show’s general m…

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CD Review: How the Grinch Stole Christmas by JK

I had a pretty limited appreciation for "holiday shows - I always found them to be overly saccharine, and generally of "community theater" quality.  Then the Broadway wave of holiday sh…

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

‘Elf the Musical’: Like the Will Ferrell hit, but noisier and faster by Nelson Pressley

The main thing to know about “Elf the Musical” is that it makes the 2003 Will Ferrell movie look nuanced. This hyperactive version of the popular film is as over-sugared as Ferrell’s s…

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

'Elf' aims for a young audience

Musical based on the Will Ferrell movie opens at the Fox.

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

It’s Christmas (Story) Time in the City by Peter Filichia

Of all the musicals that have been nominated for Best Musical, only one has been Christmas-centric: A Christmas Story: The Musical. Yes, Tony-winners Annie and Rent as well as Tony-nominee…

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Saturday, December 14, 2013

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, Dec 14 - Men Alive Makes 'A Dwarf-us Line', BOOK OF MORMON's 'A Wreath of Franklin' and More! by BroadwayWorld

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup. Today's photos come from the casts of BEAUTIFUL, THE BOOK OF MORMON, KINKY BOOTS, BIG FISH, …

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Friday, December 13, 2013

Laura Benanti, Tovah Feldshuh, Lilla Crawford & More Set for DON'T QUIT YOUR NIGHT JOB at 54 Below, 12/19 by BroadwayWorld

Don't Quit Your Night Job returns to its new home at 54 Below in New York City on December 19th, 1130pm. Joining creators Steve Rosen, Sarah Saltzberg and Dan Lipton will be Derrick Baskin M…

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