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Monday, October 17, 2016

Youngest Female Conductor Makes Broadway History at ‘Waitress’ by Amy Sapp

Burgeoning theatrical talent Madeline Smith has made theatrical history at the hit musical, Waitress — all while wielding a baton in hand. On October 14 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre,…

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Review Roundup: ‘Heisenberg’ by Amy Sapp

Heisenberg, the two-character play by Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), opened at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on October 13 as part of Manhattan Theatre …

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Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole to Star in ‘War Paint’ on Broadway by Amy Sapp

Get ready for the diva match-up of the century! Two-time Tony winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole will star in War Paint, a new musical about the cutthroat beauty industry, beginning…

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Stars and the City: Lisa Lampanelli’s New York by Amy Sapp

What do you love about New York City? 1. Losing over one hundred pounds wasn’t easy for me. What’s even harder is keeping it off. So, I love the endless options for exercise that New Yor…

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Friday, October 14, 2016

Show Time: Learn How to Create the Purr-fect Halloween Makeup for Grizabella of ‘Cats’ by Amy Sapp

The leaves have begun to change color. The aroma of apple cider now wafts through your office cubicle. The term PSL is no longer irrelevant. Autumn has fallen. In other words, Halloween i…

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Top 10 Shows to Book Now for the Holidays in NYC by Amy Sapp

Fall is the perfect time to book a New York show for the holidays. The weeks leading up to the new year are the most popular for many productions, with visitors flocking to the Big Apple. La…

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‘Sunset Boulevard’ Revival Starring Glenn Close Comes to Broadway in January 2017 by Amy Sapp

Cats plays eight shows a week. Miss Saigon is anticipated to thrill audience members. The Phantom of the Opera consistently stuns visitors at the Majestic Theatre. Now, Glenn Close steps int…

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Review Roundup: ‘Oh Hello on Broadway’ by Amy Sapp

Oh Hello on Broadway, the two-man comedy show written by and starring Nick Kroll and John Mulaney, opened on October 10 at the Lyceum Theatre for a limited run through January 8, 2017. Kroll…

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Adam Pascal (‘Rent’) Cast as Shakespeare in ‘Something Rotten!’ by Amy Sapp

“Everything is not rent” in the Renaissance! On November 7, Broadway veteran Adam Pascal will step into the leather boots and lacy collar of William Shakespeare in Something Rott…

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A Day in the Life: Lora Lee Gayer of ‘Holiday Inn’ by Amy Sapp

Ask actress Lora Lee Gayer to describe herself in three fictional characters. Her response? “Hedda Gabler. All three are Hedda Gabler.” She’s petite, blonde and sings soprano. …

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Monday, October 10, 2016

Review Roundup: ‘Holiday Inn: The New Irving Berlin Musical’ by Amy Sapp

Holiday Inn: The New Irving Berlin Musical opened on October 6 at Studio 54 for a limited run through January 15, 2017. Based on the 1942 movie musical starring Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire,…

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Laurie Metcalf and Chris Cooper to Star on Broadway in ‘A Doll’s House, Part 2’ by Amy Sapp

Emmy winner and Tony nominee Laurie Metcalf, Oscar winner Chris Cooper, Tony winner Jayne Houdyshell and Tony nominee Condola Rashad will star in Lucas Hnath’s new play, A Doll’s House,…

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

‘Mean Girls’ Musical Struts to the Stage Fall 2017 by Amy Sapp

Next fall, expect a host of theatergoers to start sneaking “So fetch!” into email responses and daily conversations: Mean Girls is coming to the stage.   As announced by Br…

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Broadway Shows Go Dark for Election Day 2016 by Amy Sapp

This election cycle, few actors on the Great White Way have remained silent. Creatives have taken to social media and political rallies to encourage their theater-savvy fans and friends to …

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Review Roundup: ‘The Encounter’ by Amy Sapp

The Encounter, the solo play conceived, directed and performed by Simon McBurney, opened September 29 at the John Golden Theatre for a limited run through January 8, 2017.   Inspired by…

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Monday, October 3, 2016

Photo of the Week: Grumpy Cat Poses with ‘Cats’ Cast by Amy Sapp

Everyone knows Grizabella, the former glamour cat, and Rum Tum Tugger, the tom cat, but now the Jellicle Cats have taken in a new stray: Grumpy Cat, the grumpiest cat on the internet. The pe…

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Friday, September 30, 2016

Grumpy Cat Makes Broadway Debut as a Jellicle in ‘Cats’ by Amy Sapp

Stand aside, Macavity. Today, Grumpy Cat crawls into the Neil Simon Theatre for her Broadway debut as a literal feline alongside the human cast of Cats.   Grumpy Cat is shattering exp…

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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Disney Announces ‘The Lion King’ Film Remake by Amy Sapp

Brush up on your “Hakuna Matata” and attempts to sing the words of “Circle of Life” correctly — The Lion King is returning to Pride Rock.   Though few deta…

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WATCH: YouTube’s Tyler Mount Shares His Top 5 Fall Broadway Shows by Amy Sapp

Each Monday and Thursday at noon, YouTube and social media personality Tyler Mount of the Tyler Mount Vlog “cuddles, giggles, and gossips” with some of Broadway’s most reno…

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

‘In the Heights’ Screen Adaptation to Begin Filming Spring 2017 by Amy Sapp

“No me diga!” Lin-Manuel Miranda’s first, Tony Award-winning masterpiece, In the Heights, begins filming in spring of 2017. The Weinstein Company will produce this anticipa…

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Oscar-Tony Winner Kevin Kline Returns to Broadway in ‘Present Laughter’ by Amy Sapp

Oscar-Tony winner Kevin Kline will return to Broadway starring in Noel Coward’s light comedy Present Laughter, set to open at the St. James Theatre on April 5, 2017.   Kline will star…

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Disney’s ‘Frozen’ Announces Broadway Creative Team and Theater by Amy Sapp

Frozen has announced new creative staff and a theater for its Broadway opening. The stage version of the 2013 Disney animated feature has signed on Tony and Olivier Award-winning director Mi…

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Monday, September 26, 2016

‘Hamilton,’ ‘Wicked,’ More Draw Fans to 2016 Broadway Flea Market by Amy Sapp

Hamilton, Wicked and Rotten!, oh my! Musical theater fans and performers alike flocked to Shubert Alley on Sunday, September 25 in anticipation of the 30th annual installment of the Broadwa…

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On Friday, September 23, Alex Boniello of Deaf West Theatre’s Spring Awakening and the National Tour of American Idiot hosted the newest installment of’s Talent Take…

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Friday, September 23, 2016

10 Leading Women of Broadway: Fall 2016 by Amy Sapp

From Wicked to Waitress — and plenty of new shows in between — this season on Broadway features an array of powerhouses. Cynthia Erivo in The Color Purple perhaps best sums up th…

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George Takei’s Broadway Musical ‘Allegiance’ Hits Theaters This December by Amy Sapp

Oh, my! For one night only, on December 13 at 7:30pm, experience the legacy of George Takei through his emotional Broadway musical, Allegiance. Fathom Events will present this nationwide cin…

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Disney Channel’s Veronica Dunne to Star as Roxie Hart in Broadway’s ‘Chicago’ by Amy Sapp

“The name on everyone’s lips is gonna be” Veronica Dunne.   Broadway’s Chicago is about to get a new Roxie as Disney Channel’s Veronica Dunne joins the ca…

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‘Miss Saigon: The 25th Anniversary Performance’ Opens in Theaters Today by Amy Sapp

Today, the infamous helicopter lands in cinemas around the country. Miss Saigon: The 25th Anniversary Performance opens in American theaters today, September 22, 2016, in anticipation for t…

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

WATCH: Michael Campayno of ‘Wicked’ Shares Funny Childhood Memories by Amy Sapp

Wicked‘s newest Fieryo — Michael Campayno — sat down at the headquarters to share one of his funniest childhood memories.     Before you see Michael &…

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

From Stage to Screen: Broadway’s Newest Transfers to Television by Amy Sapp

‘Tis the season for theatrical actors to showcase their skills on television! As reported originally by, Hamilton‘s impressive George Washington — Tony Award…

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Love Letter to New York: Kristin Chenoweth by Amy Sapp

What do you love about New York? In New York, I can walk down the street feeling sad or lonely. And I love that I can be inspired or my spirits can be uplifted by a piece of art. Or I will w…

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