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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

'The Kid Stays in the Picture' Stage Adaptation to Debut at Royal Court Theater by Ashley Lee

'The Encounter' creator and star Simon McBurney will direct the new play, centering on the meteoric rise, fall and rise of legendary Hollywood producer Robert Evans.read more

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Monday, October 31, 2016

How Broadway's 'Falsettos' Cast Handles Audiences' Audible Crying Each Night by Ashley Lee

Andrew Rannells, Christian Borle and Stephanie J. Block tell THR of hearing — and encouraging — ticketholders' inhales and sniffles: "Those sounds send chills throughout my entire body."…

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Why Broadway's 'Les Liaisons Dangereuses' Almost Included Donald Trump References by Ashley Lee

Liev Schreiber and Janet McTeer star in the revival, which opened Sunday and was attended by Pierce Brosnan, F. Murray Abraham, Zac Posen, Alan Cumming and Naomi Watts.read more

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Lucas Hedges to Star in Off-Broadway Play 'Yen' (Exclusive) by Ashley Lee

Trip Cullman will direct the 'Manchester By the Sea' actor, making his stage debut in the MCC Theater production.read more

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Paula Vogel's Historical Play 'Indecent' Bound for Broadway by Ashley Lee

The new play with music centers on Yiddish playwright Sholem Asch's controversial 'God of Vengeance', which was shut down by police after a single performance in 1923.read more

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Broadway's 'She Loves Me' to Screen in Movie Theaters by Ashley Lee

Starring Laura Benanti, Zachary Levi and Jane Krakowski, the one-night-only showing is set for Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. in nearly 500 movie theaters nationwide.read more

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Off Script: Diane Lane on Returning to Broadway's 'The Cherry Orchard' (With Clive Owen in Her Dressing Room) by Ashley Lee

The actress also tells THR why she prefers to ride New York City buses and how Liam Neeson and Jane Fonda’s opening-night gifts are particularly strategic.read more

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Friday, October 21, 2016

'13 Going on 30' Stage Musical in the Works by Ashley Lee

Andy Fickman — who directed 'Heathers: The Musical' onstage and 'She's the Man' onscreen — is set to direct the adaptation of the 2004 romantic comedy that starred Jennifer Garner and Ma…

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Andy Karl to Star in 'Groundhog Day' on Broadway by Ashley Lee

The actor will reprise his role as Phil Connors in the musical adaptation of the much-loved Bill Murray screen comedy.read more

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Allison Janney, John Benjamin Hickey to Star in 'Six Degrees of Separation' on Broadway by Ashley Lee

Trip Cullman will direct the spring 2017 revival of John Guare's 1990 play.read more

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Billy Crystal Repeatedly Skewers Donald Trump at Hillary Clinton's Broadway Fundraiser by Ashley Lee

Bill Clinton made a surprise appearance at the event featuring Helen Mirren, Julia Roberts, Jon Hamm, Jake Gyllenhaal, Sarah Jessica Parker, Neil Patrick Harris and Lin-Manuel Miranda (with …

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Monday, October 17, 2016

Hillary Clinton's Star-Studded Broadway Fundraiser: Watch the Live Stream by Ashley Lee

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Renee Elise Goldsberry will debut a rewritten 'Hamilton' song while 'Into the Woods' alumni Emily Blunt and Bernadette Peters will perform together.read more

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Friday, October 14, 2016

Christopher Jackson to Exit 'Hamilton' on Broadway (Exclusive) by Ashley Lee

The Tony-nominated actor, who plays George Washington, will have his final performance on Nov. 13.read more

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Broadway's First A Cappella Musical 'In Transit' Goes "Deep Beneath the City" (Video) by Ashley Lee

Kristen Anderson-Lopez of 'Frozen' and Deke Sharon of 'Pitch Perfect' are among the creative team of the long-gestating production.read more

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Why Nick Kroll and John Mulaney's Broadway Understudies Are Jon Hamm and John Slattery by Ashley Lee

"It's not a knock on them; it's just that they're TV guys and we're serious theater actors," said Mulaney of the 'Mad Men' stars.read more

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'Clue' Stage Show in the Works by Ashley Lee

Jonathan Lynn, who wrote and directed the 1985 murder mystery film starring Tim Curry and Christopher Lloyd, will adapt the title into a live production.read more

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Monday, October 10, 2016

Off Script: Nick Kroll and John Mulaney's 'Oh, Hello' Alter Egos on Broadway Ticket Prices and Audience Annoyances (Q&A) by Ashley Lee

After their Broadway run, Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland will be watching TV: "We love to binge watch. We watch one episode, and then we wait a week, and then we binge watch another epis…

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Friday, October 7, 2016

Inside the Top Tap Dances of 'Holiday Inn' on Broadway by Ashley Lee

Bryce Pinkham and Corbin Bleu tell THR of the musical adaptation’s intricate numbers celebrating Christmas and Independence Day with garland jump ropes and onstage fireworks.read more

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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Justin Bartha, Gaby Hoffman, Jason Biggs Set for Broadway's 24 Hour Plays by Ashley Lee

Hugh Dancy, Amber Tamblyn, Michael Cerveris, Grace Gummer, Michael Chernus, Joanna Christie, David Krumholtz, Andre Royo, Thomas Sadoski, Justice Smith and Alicia Witt will also participate …

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Saturday, October 1, 2016

'Hamilton's America': All the Songs Performed by Original Broadway Cast in the PBS Doc by Ashley Lee

"There is a long tradition of using the word 'immigrant' as an epithet of distrust of the latest group of people who have gotten here," said Lin-Manuel Miranda. "We have to survive it. And i…

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Friday, September 30, 2016

Harvey Weinstein, Jordan Roth Set Star-Studded Broadway Fundraiser for Hillary Clinton by Ashley Lee

Hosted by Billy Crystal, the Oct. 17 evening at the St. James Theatre will include performances and appearances by Julia Roberts, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hugh Jackman, Sarah Jessica Parker, Emil…

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'The Encounter': Simon McBurney Salutes North Dakota Pipeline Protests at Broadway Opening by Ashley Lee

The creator, director and star of the one-man play tells THR that Benedict Cumberbatch and Damian Lewis have expressed interest in taking on the role.read more

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Lin-Manuel Miranda to Host 'SNL' on Oct. 8 by Ashley Lee

Twenty One Pilots will be the evening's musical guest.read more

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Kevin Kline Sets Broadway Return in 'Present Laughter' by Ashley Lee

The two-time Tony winner will return to the Great White Way after a ten-year absence to star in the Noel Coward comedy.read more

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Tony Awards Sets 2017 Dates by Ashley Lee

The Broadway-lauding awards show will broadcast live from New York City in June.read more

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Off Script: How Judith Light Strengthens for Solo Show 'All the Ways to Say I Love You' (Q&A) by Ashley Lee

"This play is literally the hardest thing I've ever done," she tells THR of starring in the new Neil LaBute play about a high school teacher who reveals a secret.read more

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Monday, September 26, 2016

Marin Ireland to Star in Gun Violence Play 'On the Exhale' by Ashley Lee

Leigh Silverman will direct the solo show from Martin Zimmerman.read more

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'Birth of a Nation', 'Hamilton' Set In-Theatre Voter Registration Initiatives by Ashley Lee

Audiences of all 50 states can register to vote before the Fox Searchlight's screenings or outside the Broadway show's theater.read more

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Monday, September 12, 2016

'Family Ties' Play in the Works by Ashley Lee

The new production will be based on the entire arc of the '80s television series and debut in June 2017.read more

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Thursday, September 8, 2016

Danny DeVito to Make Broadway Debut in 'The Price' Revival by Ashley Lee

John Turturro, Tony Shalhoub and Jessica Hecht also star in the new staging of the Arthur Miller drama.read more

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'Muriel's Wedding' Stage Musical to Debut in 2017 by Ashley Lee

The new adaptation of the 1994 film, which starred Toni Collette, will make its world premiere in Sydney and feature beloved ABBA songs.read more

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