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Thursday, May 9, 2019

VIDEO: On This Day, May 9- Happy Birthday, Glenda Jackson! by Alexa Criscitiello

Glenda Jackson made a triumphant return to Broadway last year after a 30-year absence, winning every possible award for her performance in the smash hit revival of Edward Albee'sThree Tall W…

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

VIDEO: On This Day, May 8- A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM Opens On Broadway by Alexa Criscitiello

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM is a nonstop laughfest in which Pseudolus, a crafty slave, struggles to win the hand of a beautiful, but slow-witted, courtesan named Philia fo…

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Saturday, April 27, 2019

From the Military To the Great White Way: Getting To Know BURN THIS Star Adam Driver by Alexa Criscitiello

This season, Academy Award-nominee Adam Driver is making his return to the Broadway stage alongside Keri Russell in Lanford Wilson's play Burn This.

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First Lady of Broadway: A Look Back At Hillary Clinton's Love Affair With Theatre by Alexa Criscitiello

This season, Hillary Clinton is hitting the Broadway stage for the first time ever, played by none other than the great Laurie Metcalf, in Douglas Hnath's new play, Hillary and Clinton.

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Broadway Mythbusters: Your Guide To The Greek Mythology of HADESTOWN by Alexa Criscitiello

This season, Broadway is traveling way on down to Hadestown, a new musical based on two of Greek mythology's most famous tales.

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Thursday, April 25, 2019

BEETLEJUICE Star Rob McClure Shares A Broadway Memory by Alexa Criscitiello

Tonight Beetlejuice the musical begins its Broadway haunt at the Winter Garden Theatre. To mark the occasion, one of the show's stars, Rob McClure headed up to the theatre's mezzanine to sha…

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VIDEO: On This Day, April 25: Diane Paulus' Revival of PIPPIN Brings Its Magic To Broadway! by Alexa Criscitiello

On this day in 2013,Diane Paulus' high-flying revival ofStephen SchwartzPIPPIN opened on Broadway at the Music Box Theater

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

VIDEO: On This Day, April 23- Happy Birthday, William Shakespeare! by Alexa Criscitiello

Author of 38 plays and 154 sonnets, Shakespeare is widely considered the greatest known writer in the English language. The popularity of his works has spanned centuries, up to and including…

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Sunday, April 21, 2019

Who Is Taylor Mac? Get To Know The Acclaimed Mind Behind GARY- A SEQUEL TO TITUS ANDRONICUS by Alexa Criscitiello

Who is Taylor Mac A question that fans, critics, fellow artists, and even Taylor have been asking since Mac first made an appearance on the downtown theatre scene.

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Friday, April 19, 2019

VIDEO: On This Day, April 19- It's Springtime for THE PRODUCERS On Broadway by Alexa Criscitiello

The musical is the recipient of the most Tony Awards in theater history with 12 wins including Best Musical. The day after its opening,The Producersbroke the record for the largest single da…

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Princess Jasmine Sings New Pasek & Paul Tune 'Speechless' In Disney's ALADDIN Remake by Alexa Criscitiello

It has been reported that among the new innovations for Disney's latest live-action remake Aladdin isa new song for Princess Jasmine, written by Tony and Academy Award-winning duo, Pasek amp…

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Lynn Nottage Discusses Michael Jackson Depiction In Upcoming Bio-Musical Following HBO Documentary by Alexa Criscitiello

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage is currently at work developing the book of a stage musical based on the life and career of music legendMichael Jackson.

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VIDEO: On This Day. April 18- Happy Birthday, Gavin Creel! by Alexa Criscitiello

Today, April 18th, we celebrate the birthday of Broadway favorite,Gavin Creel.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Category And Voting Changes Announced for 2020 Olivier Awards by Alexa Criscitiello

The Society of London Theatre's board has announced changes to the voting procedures and some categories at the annual Olivier Awards.

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VIDEO: On This Day, April 17- GROUNDHOG DAY Opens On Broadway by Alexa Criscitiello

On this day in 2017, the sun came up on Groundhog Day on Broadway

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

VIDEO: On This Day, April 16- Kelli O'Hara Stars In in THE KING AND I by Alexa Criscitiello

On this day in 2015,Bartlett Sher's Tony Award-winning revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I opened on Broadway at the Vivian Beaumont Theater

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Sunday, April 14, 2019

BWW Exclusive: The Origins And History Of KING LEAR by Alexa Criscitiello

This season, Broadway welcomes a new production of William Shakespeare's King Lear, starring two-time Academy Award winner, two-time Emmy Award winner, and 2018 Tony Award winner Glenda Jack…

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Friday, April 12, 2019

VIDEO: On This Day, April 12- AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Travels To Broadway by Alexa Criscitiello

On this day in 2015, the Broadway production of An American in Paris leapt into its opening night at the Palace Theater.

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

VIDEO: On This Day, April 10- CATCH ME IF YOU CAN Flies Onto Broadway by Alexa Criscitiello

On this day in 2011, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN opened on Broadway at theNeil SimonTheatre.

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

VIDEO: On This Day, April 9- Happy Birthday, Cynthia Nixon! by Alexa Criscitiello

On this day we're celebrating the birthday of multiple Tony Award-winner, television star, and former gubernatorial candidate, the great Cynthia Nixon

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Monday, April 8, 2019

VIDEO: On This Day, April 8- Vanessa Hudgens Makes Her Broadway Debut In GIGI by Alexa Criscitiello

On this day in 2015, Vanessa Hudgens made her Broadway debut in the title role of Gigi

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Friday, April 5, 2019

VIDEO: On This Day, April 5- A Revival Of EVITA Rolls Onto Broadway by Alexa Criscitiello

On this day 2012, the first Broadway revival ofAndrew Lloyd Webber's acclaimed musical, Evita opened at the Marquis Theater.

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Thursday, April 4, 2019

VIDEO: On This Day, April 4- KINKY BOOTS Struts Onto Broadway! by Alexa Criscitiello

On this day in 2013,Billy Porter,Stark Sands, andAnnaleigh Ashfordstrutted their way onto the Broadway stage in the hit musical Kinky Boots

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

New Footage From THE LION KING And ALADDIN Debuts At CinemaCon by Alexa Criscitiello

This week Disney teased some of its most anticipated process at CinemaCon Among the footage were clips from the forthcoming live action adaptations of The Lion King and Aladdin.

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VIDEO: On This Day, April 3- Kelli O'Hara Stars In A Broadway Revival of SOUTH PACIFIC by Alexa Criscitiello

On this day in 2008,Lincoln Center Theater's lavish new production ofRichard RodgersampOscar Hammerstein's prize-winning musical SOUTH PACIFIC, directed byBartlett Sher, opened at the Vivian…

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

VIDEO: On This Day, April 2- THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Brings its Disaster To Broadway by Alexa Criscitiello

On this day in 2017, the hilarious hit The Play That Goes Wrong opened at Broadway's Lyceum Theatre.

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Monday, April 1, 2019

Lesli Margerhita, Marc Kudisch And More Announced For THE FLAMINGO KID At Hartford Stage by Alexa Criscitiello

Hartford Stage announced today the cast and creative team for the world premiere musicalThe Flamingo Kid, helmed by Artistic DirectorDarko Tresnjak.The musical, which closes the 2018-19 seas…

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Friday, March 29, 2019

Patti LuPone Joins Twitter; Social Media Is Never The Same by Alexa Criscitiello

Tonight, Broadway Twitter got a wonderful and unexpected treat when Tony Award-winner Patti LuPone made her first official appearance on the social networking site.

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VIDEO: On This Day, March 29- NEWSIES Makes Headlines On Opening Night by Alexa Criscitiello

On this day in 2012, Newsies seized the day on opening night at the Nederlander Theater

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

VIDEO: On This Day, March 26- Barbra Streisand Is The Greatest Star On Opening Night of FUNNY GIRL by Alexa Criscitiello

Fifty fiveyears ago a little musical shot a young actress to super stardom. The musical was Funny Girl the actress wasBarbra Streisand, and today, we reflect on the show that launched her le…

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Monday, March 25, 2019

VIDEO: On This Day, March 25- ANGELS IN AMERICA Flies Back Onto Broadway by Alexa Criscitiello

On this day,one of the greatest theatrical journeys of our time, Angels In America, returnedto Broadway in an acclaimed new production from the National Theatre.

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